Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Robert Smith

Male 1599 - 1661  (62 years)


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  • Name Robert Smith 
    Born 1599  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Feb 1660/61  Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I030333  Tree1
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2020 

    Father Westmoreland Co. Virginia Smith 
    Family ID F16286  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Notes 
    • Provincial Court Marriage Licenses (1638-1643); Maryland
      Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Andrea K. Haga

      23 November 1638 Robert Smith Rose Gilbert groom is a planter
      Rose Gilbert received license to marry Robert Smith Nov. 23, 1638 per Emigration Records by Skordas who quotes liber 1 p 133-134.
    Children 
     1. John Smith,   b. Abt 1641, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1677, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
     2. William Smith,   b. 1644, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1707, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Richard Smith,   b. Bef 1636, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Nov 1679, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 43 years)
     4. Elizabeth Smith,   b. Aft 1646, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1663, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 17 years)
     5. Sarah Smith,   b. Bef 1649, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F18369  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne MNU Smith,   b. Aft 1631,   d. Aft 1679, Cecil County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years) 
    Married Bef 1647  Kent County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Smith,   b. Aft 1647, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1695, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 46 years)
     2. Robert Smith,   b. Abt 1657, Kent County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1702, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     3. Nicholas Smith,   b. Abt 1658, Kent County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1730/31, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F18376  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1658-1662 Deed & Will Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 55
      IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen. I ROBT. SMITH being sicke & weake but in p:fect sense & memory God be praised, in the first place I bequeath my Soule unto God that gave it mee and my body to the Earth; next I give unto my Sonne,. JOHN SMITH. the Devident of Land I now live on holy & soly to enjoy after the death of his Mother in Law, And my Wife, ANNE SMITH, to remaine upon the Plantacon now seated during her life time: Alsoe I give unto my Sonne, JOHN, a Gun & a Save, being already possessed therewith freely to enjoy & the above menconed Land unto him & his eyres for ever; Alsoe I give unto my Sonne. WILLIAM SMITH his eyres One hundred akers of Land lying by the INDIAN TONE; alsoe I give unto my Sonne, WILLIAM, my great gunne & the pip mold with the furniture belonging unto them; Alsoe I hequeaf unto my Wife, ANN SMYTH, one Maid Servant ( ) one draught oxen, alsoe I give unto ( ) my three youngest Children the half of my Estate as Kattell & hoogs & howsel goods ( ) me the other halfe of my Estate & houshold ( ) to my Sonnes, JOHN & WILHAM, equally to be ( ) betweene them towe when they come of age ( ) more my Will is that my Sonne, WILHAM ( ) remaine & worke for his Mother until' hee is ( ) fourteene yeares of aige, alsoe my Will is that ( )AIRES Shall have as much Land as ( ) a Servant or two shall make ( soe to doe. Furthermore ( ) JOHN AIRES & WINSAINT COKES ( ) Overseers unto this myWill, as ( ) this present day being ye seaventh ( ) 1660
      ( ) ROBERT SMITH
      26th Febr: 1660. This Will was proved in Cort, by the Oathes of ( ) JOHN TUCKER & ordered by the ( ) SMITH be sworne before two Co.mrs, ( ) thereof & the Will is recorded
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      1657-1661 Order Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 270
      Northumberland County Court 26th of February 1660
      - This day, the Last Will & Testamt, of ROBT: SMITH, deced., was proved in Court by the Oath of JOHN TUCKER, & ordered that PETER SMITH, a witnes to the sd. Will be sworne before two of the next Comrs. for further proofe thereof

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      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=christos&id=I13835

      Robert made his Will the 7th ____1658-1660?? and it was proven 26 February 1660/1. He named "sonne, John, sonne Wilham, one hundred akers of Land lying by the Indian Tone [town]; alsoe I give unto my Sonne, Wilham, my great gunne & the pip mold with the furniture belonging unto them; wife Anne Smyth,... my three youngest children the half of my Estate ..the other halfe of my Estate to my Jonnes, John & Wilham, when they come of age..Sonne Wilham remaine & worke for his Mother untill he is fourteene yeares of aige..Aires shall have as much Land as ...[and] a servant or two shall make ..soe to doe. Furthermore
      John Ayres & Winsaint Cokes [Vincent Cox] overseers". John Tucker, by oath, proved the Will.
      On the same date Anne Smith, his widow, confirmed unto Thomas {W}Roe a "parcell of land" lying in Chotanck Creeke against John Hull, sold by Robert Smith to William Cornish and from Cornish to {W}Roe. (Note: If Robert's son, William Smith, born in 1644 by his own deposition, were not yet 14 years of age when Robert made his Will, then this Will was drawn before 1658 not 1660.)

      Deed of 1679 said Anne Smith now Pullen had right of land during life. Anne was the widow of Robert Smyth.

      In the case between Robert and Nicholas Smith orphans and Henry Owen and Thomas Moore the court doth order that what land Henry Owen and Moore do possess that is within the bounds of Robert and Nicholas Smith patent, that Owen and Moore do deliver quiet possession to the orphans. p. 131 Aug 28, 1678 Westmoreland Co.

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      1650-1652 Deed-Will Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 43
      Att a Court houlden att CHICKECON the 24th May 1650
      These are to certifie that accordinge to sufficient proofe made before us there is due unto ROBERT SMITH Fifty acres of Land for ye transportacon of his Wife into this Colony
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      1650-1652 Deed-Will Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 74
      At a Court held for the County of Northumberland the 22th of Aprill 1652
      Wee whose names are subscribed doe promise & ingage our selves to be true & faith full to the Comonwealth of England as it is now established without KING or HOUSE of LORDES

      ROBERT SMITH
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      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ŠPeter's Row - 2002
      Robert Smith his mark
      Know all men by these presents that Robert Smith in the County of Northumberland doth give for his mark of hogs and cattle A crop on the under side of the right ear and half a crop on the upperside of the left ear.
      20th July 1654 this mark was recorded
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      1658-1662 Deed & Will Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 15
      NOW ALL MEN by these pr:sents that I WM: CORNISH doe for my selfe my heires for a valuable consideracon already reced., have bargained & sold, & doe by these pr:sents bargaine and sell unto ROBERT SMITH his heires Exrs. Admrs. & assignes one black Cove called by the name of Broad Hornes, cropt & slitt in the left eare & under keeled on the right eare, and one yearling heyfer cropt & slitt in the right care & cutt over & under the left eare, and further bind my selfe my heires that ye sd. SMITH shall peaceably & quietly enjoy the aforesd. with their whole increase without any trouble of any p:sons whatsoever; to him and his heires for ever; As Witnes my hand this 20th of ( ) 1658
      Witnes JOHN HULL, WM: CORNISH his marke
      ANDREW COCKERIN his marke
      ( ) January 1658, This Bill of Sale was acknowledged in Court by WM. CORNISH unto ROBT. SMITH & is recorded
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      1658-1662 Deed & Will Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 17
      TO ALL TO WHOME these pr:sents shall come, I ROBT. NEWMAN of the County of Northumberland send Greeting in our Lord God everlasting; Knave pee that I the sd, ROBT. NEWMAN for diverse good & valuable consideracons to me already satisfied & paid & wherewith I hold my selfe amplie & fully contented, have bargained sold & made sale of and doe by these pr:sents sell of from mee my heires Ear. Admrs. & assignes unto ROBT. SMYTH of the aforesd. County & to his heires forever all that tract & Neck of Land lying agt. ye Land ( ) Begining at a point which ( ) comonly is called ( ) PLACE agt. the LANDING PLACE of ye sd. JNO: HULL extending Westerly into the Woods ( ) unto the ( ) Branch wch: runneth into a Creeke ( ) that devideth ( ) from the Land of THOMAS HAYLES and THOMAS ( ) & from the head of the sd. Branch extending Southerly upon a line of marked trees unto a small Branch wch: runneth into CHOTANCK CREEKE & down the sd, Branch Easterly into the sd. CHOTANCK then dowse the sd. Creeke Northeasterly into the point or LANDING PLACE where it first began; wch: sd, tract of land being in estimacon Fifty acres or thereabouts be it more or Jesse, together with all appurtenances and hereditaments thereon or thereunto belonging, I the sd. ROBT. NEWMAN doe for my selfe my heires sell & make sale of unto the sd. ROBT. SMYTH & to his heires & assignes forever; to use as his or their own ppr: goods &Estate; further grnt sd, ROBT: SMYTH & his assignes all immunities of regresse & egresse for any his or their stocks or flocks upon the sd. Fifty acres ( ) that as freely as ever I might have done ( ) Grand Pattent, And I the sd, ROBT. NEWMAN my heires unto the sd, ROBT, SMYTH his heires agt any p:sons that make any claims ( ) lawfully demanded satisfie & pay ( ) for theholding of the sd. Fifty acres ( ), I the said ROBERT NEWMAN have hereunto sett my hand & seale the ( ) 1652
      Signum ROBERT NEWMAN ye Seale
      ELIZ: NEWMAN Sig.
      ( ). This Sale of Land from ROBT. NEWMAN to ROBT: SMYTH vas acknowledged in Court by Mr. WM: ( ) of the Last Will & Testamt, of the said ( ) for soe Farr forth as the sd, Mr. PRESLY hath ( ) thereunto; And the sd. Sale is recorded March the 21th 1658
      I ROBT. SMITH doe for my selfe my heires & assignes assigne over all my right title & interest of this Writeing unto WILLIAM CORNISH his heires Exrs, & assignes as witnes my hand this 20th day of January 1658
      Witnes; JOHN HULL, ROBERT SMITH
      ANDREW CORBERILL his marke
      20th January 1658. This Assignemt was acknowledged in Cort. by ROBT. SMITH unto WM. CORNISH and is recorded March the 21st 1658.
      I WILL: CORNISH doe assigne over all my right title & interest of this Conveyance of Land unto JNO: RAVEN; And in case of the non payment of the tobco: for the sd. Land, I the sd. WM. CORNISH to reenter the sd. Land againe; As Witnes my hand this 21th of March 1658
      Witnes: HENRY CLARKE WM; W CORNISH
      21 Mail 1658 This Assignemt, was acknowledged in Court by the sd, WM. CORNISH unto JNO: RAVEN and is recorded
      The Conveyance of this Land is recorded in the present Leafe being originally granted from ROBT. NEWMAN to ROBT. SMITH and him assigned to WM. CORNISH
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      1657-1661 Order Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 246
      Northumberland County Court 21st of May 1660
      - The Court doth order, nominate and appoint ROBT: SMITH to bee Constable for YEOCOMOCO:
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      1662-1665 Order Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 277
      Northumberland County Court 5th of June 1661
      - Upon the peticon of JNO: AIRES. whoe married with the Widdow & Relict of ROBERT SMITH. deced,, it is ordered that a Commission of Admcon. be granted unto him of the Estate of the sd. ROBERT SMITH, hee pr:senting an Invy: thereof to the Court & put in security for the same
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      1662-1665 Order Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 350
      Northumberland County Court 20th of April 1663
      - Upon the peticon of JNO; SMITH, the Sonne of ROBERT SMITH, deced., it is ordered that ANNE AIRES, the Widdow and Relict of JNO: AIRES, deced., whoe was Relict of the sd. ROBERT SMITH, haveing an Estate of Cattell belonginge unto the sd. JNO: in her possession; It is ordered that the sd. ANNE AIRES shall forthwith deliver all the sd. Cattell into the custody & possession of the sd. JOHN SMITH, hee beinge at lawful yeares capable to receive them
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      1662-1666 Deed & Will Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 119
      To all &c,, Whereas &c., Now know yee that I the sd. Sr. WILLIAM BERKELEY Knt, &c., give & grant & confirme unto ROBERT SMYTH Two hundred & fifty acres of Land scituate & being in the County of Northumberland abutting Southeast upon YEOACOMOCO RIVER, Southwest upon the land of ROGER PULLIN, Northeast & Northwest upon the maine woods, the sd: Two hundred & fifty acres of land, Two hundred acres thereof being granted unto him the sd. ROBT. SMYTH by Assignement from JOHN FEILD, & the other fifty acres of the sd: land being granted unto him, the sd: ROBT. SMYTH, by & for the transportacon of one p:son into this Collony all whose names are in the Records menconed under this Pattent; To have & to hold &c., Dated the 28th of October 1651 WILLIAM BERKELEY
      KNOWE ALL MEN by these pr:sents that I JOHN SMITH, ye Sonne & heire of ROBERT SMITH, late of Northumberland County in Virginia, deced., for a good & valuable consideracon have sold unto SUTTON QEENY all my right of this Pattent & the two hundred & fifty acres of land therein menconed together with ye ( ) Will & Testament of my deced: Father, ROBT: SMITH, to mee & my heires for ever as by ( ) bearing date the seaventh day of January ( ) recorded in the Records for Northumberland County ( ) at large may & will appeare; To have & to hold the sd. Two hundred & fifty acres of land unto him the sd. 'SUTTON QWEENY his heires & assignes for ever with ( ) against all p:sons that shall make demand under mee myheires or assignes and I the sd; JOHN SMITH doe for my selfe my heires to acknowledge this bargains & sale in Northumberland County Court on demand; In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale this thirteenth day of February 1663
      Sealed & delivered in the presence of
      RI: FLYNT, JOHN SMITH his marke, ye Seale
      JA; GAYLARD
      March the 8th 1663. This Bargaine & Sale was acknowledged in Northumberland County Court by the sd, JOHN SMITH & is recorded with the Pattent
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK 1676-1679; John Frederick Dorman; Page 174 [17 Dec. 1679]
      Wm. Smith vs. Robt. Smith. Referd to a Jury. We find that Wm: Smith hath right to the, divident of land as heire to his brother Jno: Smith, only reserveing the plantation now seated. to Anne Smith alias Pullin duering her life according to the will of Robt: Smith. Judgment is granted.
      Robt: Smith appeales to the 4th day, of the next Generall Court. Mr. Jno: Newton assumed security with Robt: Smith to prosecute. And:: Reade assumed security with Wm: Smith to answer appeale.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK 1676-1679; John Frederick Dorman; Page 70
      25 June 1678: Mr. Wm. Horton hath judgment against the orphants of Rob: Smith for two jourines and surveighing the land in difference between him and Owen and More, 1000 pounds of tobacco
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK 1676-1679; John Frederick Dorman; Page 79
      11 Dec. 1678: It doth appeare to this Court that the guardian to the orphants of Robert Smith stands indebted unto Mr. William Horton 1000 pounds of tobacco for 2 journeys and surveighing the land in difference between the orphants and Morre and Owen. The Court doth order that the guardian make payment of 1000 pounds of tobacco.
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      Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds and Wills N2, 1691-1699" by John Frederick Dorman , p 7
      Pages 13-13a 10-10-1691 Robert Smith of Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Wm Smith of same, planter. for 4000 pounds of tobacco and in performance of award made by Honorable Richard Lee and Colonel Isaac Allerton, Esq, arbitrators appointed by the last General Court of VA.
      All interest I may have in a deed of gift or grant, 10-30-1688, of one Sutton Queeny of Calvert County, Maryland, carpenter to Robert Smith....formerly pattened by Robert Smith (father of afresaid William and Robert Smith), deceased, 10-25-1651, in Northhumberland Co, now situated in Westmoreland Co, southeast upon Youcomoco River, SW upon the land of Roger Pallin, NE and SW upon the main woods. sig: Robert (x) Smith WIT: Henry Maunders, James Ellis
      Robert Smith of Cople Parish, planter, to William Smith of same, planter. All accounts, caused and suits, bills, bonds, recoginance accounts, sums of money, debts, controversys, trespasses, and demands whatsever against the said Wm. Smith I ever had, now have or my heirs hereafter may have for any reason.
      Sig: Robert (x)Smith Witness: Henry Maunders, James, Ellis
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      228 CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 3
      WILLIAM WALKER, 639 acs. Northumberland Co., 19 Oct. 1653, P. 1. Abutting S. E. upon Yeocomico Riv. & S. W. upon land of Robert Smith, etc. Trans. of 13 pers: Edmd. Peters, Jon. Stubberd, Jon. Haman, Tho. Burbadge, Tho. Placenett, Peircey Hamon, Modlin Burford, Wm. Wood, Wm. Finch, Susan Collins, Eliz. Smith, Geo. Court. Note: "36 acres the overplus is in Jarnew's Pat."
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 3; pg 235
      JOHN SHAKLY Northumberland Co., 13 Oct. 1653, p. 14. On the N. W. side & towards head of Yeocomico Riv., bounding S. E. upon land of Robert Smith and one Pullen, dec'd., N. E. upon land of Richard Holding & S. W. upon land of Peter Knight (dec by 1674 Bk 6 p147 Cav &)
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 357
      JOHN SMITH & & WM. SMITH, the sons of Robert Smith of Yeocomocoe, 500 acs on S. W. side of Aquaconde Riv. the W. branch of Patomacke Riv., N. Wly. upon land called Robert Lamden's. 25 Sept. 1657, p. 14I, (207). Trans. of 10 pers: Mathew Hill, Ann Smith, Sarah Smith, Rose Gilbert, Jno. Clare, Wm. Stratford, Mary Strattford, Allice Rogers, Ralph Lee, Su. Lee.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 400
      VINCENT COX, 346 acs. Northumberland Co., 20 Oct. 1661, p. 314,
      (1). On N. side of little Wiccocomico, beg. on line of trees dividing this from land of Robt. Smith, S.E. &c. to trees dividing this & land of Robt. Bennett, son of Jno. Bennett, decd. Trans. of 7 pers: Wm. Jones, Thomas Cooper, Mary Coop(er ?), Wm. Peterson, Peter Stewart, Wm. Stephens, Wm. Stow.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 467
      EDWARD ROE, 150 acs. Lancaster Co., 2 Dec. 1663, p. 226, (136). Beg. on the head of branches of the beaver damms that issue out of Peanketanke Riv., running N.W. along Chesecake path towards Matchapungo, thence S. W. towards marked trees of Col. Robt. Smith. Trans. of 3 pers: Ann Stephens, Wm. Phenix, Mary Corbett.
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=4&last=&g_p=P3&coll ection=LO Patent
      Title Walker, William.
      Publication 19 October 1653.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 639 acres S. Et. on Yeacomico River adjoining land of Robert Smith.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p. 4 (Reel 2).

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