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

Honorias Powell

Male Abt 1669 - Abt 1769  (~ 100 years)


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  • Name Honorias Powell 
    Born Abt 1669  Sittenbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1769  Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I031865  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Thomas Powell,   b. 1635, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1701, Sittenburne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Mary Place,   b. 1648, Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1710, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1666  Sittenburne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17710  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joyce MNU Lambert,   b. Abt 1669,   d. Aft 1690, Sittenbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years) 
    Married Abt 1694  Sittenbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Honorias Powell,   b. Aft 1695, Sittenbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1783, Drysdale Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 86 years)
     2. John Powell,   b. Bef 1700, St. Anne's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1763, Bromfield Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 63 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F19067  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      1694 Essex Co, Virginia "Thomas and Mary Powell convey to their son, Honorias Powell, 100 acres of land beginning at an ash standing 'in the line of Colonel Catlett (forest land)' on a branch adjoining Abraham Stapp."
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      http://vangundy dot net/familytree/paf/pafg26.htm#1220
      Thomas Powell who lived in Sittingburne Parish in Essex County left a Will, written March 2, 1700, stating he was "very sick and weak," which was proved on April 10, 1701 (1701 Essex County Will Book, page 75). He leaves land to be divided equally between his sons, Place and Thomas and his wife Mary, her part at her death to go to son William, cattle to son, William and "these persons that hath the education of my son William till he shall come ot the age of 21 years." He also left bequests to daughters Frances Powell, Elizabeth Salmon, Anne Coffee, and sons, Honours (Honorias) and Place and son-in-law-John Salmon, to be Executors. Signed by mark of Thomas Powell.

      1704 Thomas was listed in the Essex Co Quit Rent Roll. He and his three brothers owned equal acreage of land.

      2/1705-6 St Anne's Parish, Essex Co, Virginia. He bought 2 tracts of land totaling 570 acres from Daniel & Mary Magirt. The first of 300 acres was in exchange for 6000 lb tobo (tobacco) and was described: "adj Occupation Swamp, Wm Goulding land, Francis Shackleford's corner, Beverley's line 'by a small branch side of Matopony River thence along the said Beverley's line North East by East 244 poles to a corner white oak of Beverleys and a Corner red oak being a Corner of Andrew Barrons Land made by Capt Charles Smith,' along Barrons line" etc.

      For the second plot of 270 acres, he paid 5400 lb tobo. This acreage was described: "betw a tract belonging to Mr Beverley and an Indian path. Adjs Chicahomony path, across the path, runs 426 poles along line of Beverly Park, along Andrew Barrons line" etc."

      3/1712-13 Essex Co. Honorias, resident of St Annes Parish and a planter, bought 296 more acres from William & Margret Berry. This land was "part of a patent of 4763 acres granted to Enock Dou'ty on 15 June 1675."

      5/14/1720 Honor Powell of St Ann's Parish had land in King and Queen County adjoining Joseph Berry and William Daniel.

      In 1728 when Caroline Co, Virginia, was created the location of Honorias' land made him a resident of the new county in St Mary's Parish.

      6/17/1729 Essex Co, Virginia. It seems some family members tried to cheat Honorias out of the 100 acres of land he received from his father by including it in the 427 1/2 acres they repatented in its entirety. The scheme apparently worked for awhile until this suit: "Action for trespass by Honorius Powell against Elizabeth Harrell. One hundred acres of land formerly granted to William Mosely April 8, 1670 and sold by said Mosely to Richard Pool by deed August 16, 1673 who by power of attorney to George Jones on September 24, 1678 deeds said tract to Thomas Powell on July 22, 1679; the defendant produced a patent formerly granted to John Salmon, Place Powell, William Powell bearing date May 2, 1705 and we find John Salmon, son and heir of aforesaid John Salmon did sell the said land, formerly granted to one Charles Harrell January 8, 1716 under whom the defendant claims; if the law with jury trial October 8, 1728 said adjoining Col. John Camels forrest land proved by oath of Martin Willard, Catletts line, Widow Harrells house in the land surveyed at 120 acres. The patent to John Salmon, Place Powell, William Powell May 2, 1705 was for 427 1/2 acres in county of Essex which is the land in dispute. We find that William Powell and Place Powell died, the said land being undivided and that they never made any disposal of same. That John Salmon survived the said Place and sold said land to Charles Harrell. We find that Honorius Powell was in possession of the land above 30 years ago and paid the quit rents for 1712, 1724, and 1728 but never claimed any possission of the land."

      1732-34 Caroline Co, Virginia There were several entries recorded at the county courthouse:
      Honorius registered 2 young slaves in court (when the French and Indian War broke out).
      Honorius Powell served four times on the jury.

      6/13/1734 - Honor Powell had a negro boy, Dover, adjudged to be 12 years old.

      6/10/1737 - Honorius Powell exempted from paying county levie. (Exemption was usually granted due to age)
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      5/11/1739 - Joseph King to pay Honorius Powell 25 pounds tobacco for one day in court as a witness for him against Mayes Pickett.

      1750 - Charles Beazley and Zachery Coghill finished apprenticeship under Honorius Powell and applied for their dues.

      2/15/1736 Honorius Powell deeded land to Thomas Jones.

      4/20/1736 Essex Co. He deeded land located there to Honorias, Jr.

      10/24/1738 Orange Co, Virginia, and recorded 10/25/1739, "between William Callaway of St Mary's Parish in Orange County, Planter, to Honorius Powell of said parish and county, planter, for 25 pounds current Virginia money, 200 acres being part of a patent for 1000 acres granted to George Pen, September 28, 1725 and by the said George Pen sold to David Williams in parish and county aforesaid near the great mountains, signed William Callaway; Testees, Zachery Taylor, Benjamin Powell, Martin ?. On May 22, 1739 possession delivered to said Honorius Powell. Signed William Callaway, Thomas Callaway, William (x) Worthen, Thomas (x) Botright. Elizabeth Callaway wife of William relinquishes her dower right. Henry Wills, Clerk."

      9/7/1750 King George County, Virginia. "Honorias Powell of St Mary's Parish, Caroline County Virginia, as brother and heir apparent to Place Powell who has removed himself to some remote place out of Virginia, conveys to John Champe, Gentleman, the land patented September, 1654 by Francis Place and leased November 11, 1710 by said Place Powell to Augustine Smith, Gentleman, which lease is found in Essex County, Virginia."
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      1743-1753 King George County Deed Book 3 (Antient Press); pp. 353-354
      Indenture made 7th September 1750 between HONORIAS POWELL of Parish St. Mary's county Caroline Planter and JOHN CHAMPE of Brunswick Parish KingGeorge County Gent. .. Whereas PLACE POWELL late of the Parish of St. Ann in county Essex Planter was seized in his Demesne Tract of land containing 300 acres in Parish of St. Mary & county of Richmond in Freshes of Rappahannock River & in fork of Lambs Creek by Lease .. 11th November 1710
      in records of Essex County .. he the said Place Powell did lease unto AUGUSTINE SMITH of said county of Essex Gent. for Term of 99 years and the said Smith by Lease 17th October 1721 did lease the said lands unto GEORGE & WILLIAM PROCTOR of county King George Planter for term of 89 years .. on record of King George County .. and the said George & William Proctor by lease 20th January 1721 recorded in King George County did lease the same unto WILLIAM SARJANT of City of Bristol in Kingdom of Great Britain Merchant for the remaining part of said term of 89 years and the said William Sarjant for consideration to him paid by JOHN CRAMPE of King George County Gent. .. sold unto him .. which said Divident or Tract was granted to FRANCIS PLACE late of Essex County by Pattent bearing date in the Month of September 1654 and whereas the above mentioned Place Powell sometime after executing the lease aforementioned unto Augustine Smith Removed himself into some Remote part out of Virginia
      and hath not been heard of by any of his Friends or Acquaintance in this Colony for many years passed and the above Mentioned Honorias Powell is Brother and heir apparent unto the said Place Powell .. Now This Indenture Witnesseth that for sum Sixty pounds paid by John Champe hath sold .. 300
      acres .. being formerly in Parish of St. Marys & County Richmond .. but now by the Division of said County and Parish in Parish Brunswick & County King George and in the fork of Lamb's Creek ..
      Presence Edward Dixon, Honorias x Powell
      William Dick, John Elkins
      At a court held 7th September 1750 .. Deed of Release admitted to record. (Portion of foregoing deed included as an illustration on page 112.)
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      Orange County Deed Book 14-1759-1778: page 319-322
      On Margin. "Del 'd to Majr. Burnley Apl. 1769"
      Indenture 3 June 1768 between THOMAS SMITH and SARAH, his wife, and WILLIAM BUCKNER .. fo 70 .. sell 290 acres being land which Thomas Smith bought of Honourias Powell at the foot of the Great Mountain .. bounded .. branch on North side Roache's River.
      Recorded Orange County
      23rd June 1768. Thos. Smith
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=939&last=&g_p=P33&colle ction=LO Patent
      Title Durratt, Richard.
      Publication 26 September 1760.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Orange County.
      Description: 300 acres near the Great Mountains, adjoining William Johnson, and Honorias Powell.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 33, 1756-1761 (v.1, 2, 3 & 4 p.1-1095), p. 939 (Reel 31-32).
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.vangundy dot net/familytree/paf/pafg70.htm
      URL title: Van Gundy Family Tree
      Note:
      1704 Essex Co, Virginia. He and brothers, Honor and Thomas, were listed on the Quit Rent Rolls, each having 72 acres.

      8/10/1705 Essex Co, Virginia. Place put the following on record at the court house:

      "Know all men that I Place Powell of Essex Co and Parish of St Anne's do for several threatenings of Mary Powell my wife that she will make away with what I have a-purpose for to ruine me, I do, therefore, forwarne all manner of persons from having any manner of dealing with her and from taking anything of her or entertaining her without my consent." Place signed with an "X". A footnote says she may have been a "she-devil", probably as a result of loneliness.

      1/11/1710 St Ann's Parish was still his residence when he leased 300 acres to Augustine SMITH for 99 years, the land was in St Maries, Richmond Co. "whereon George and William Proctor now liveth in the freshes of Rappahannock River in the forks of Lamb's Creek, being the land granted unto Francis PLACE by patent Sept. 1654, relation being had to the records, and now doth of right belong to the said Place Powell, partly to these presents." Witnesses were: John Golding, Cassandra Golding and John Wood. It was not recorded until 1/13/1714, after the next event.

      6/3/1713 The previous entry concerned land that Place's parents had sold some 40 years prior and the question arose about the validity of the contract. The matter went to court and the jury's verdict was:

      "Francis Place took up the land in question, 300 acres in Sept. 1654; on Aug 11, 1655, he made a deed in tail to his daughter, Mary, and she was thereafter in possession of the land. Mary married Thos. Powell and said Place is their eldest son. Mary died about 3 years ago the middle of December last. On Sept. 30, 1666, Thomas and Mary deed the land to James COGHILL, who, on Oct 11, 1667 deeded it to William Wilton. He took out a new patent for the land on Oct. 3, 1671. 'Wee do not find any patent of the sd land granted to the sd ffrancis Place before that dated in 1654 before cited. Wee find that the sd ffrancis Place was dead long before the date of Wilton's patent. Wee find the said Mary Powell lived a widow' nine or ten years before she died."

      There was one final entry concerning Place and this same 300 acres:

      9/7/1750 King George Co. "Honorias Powell, of St. Mary's Parish, Caroline Co, as brother and heir apparent to Place Powell, who has removed himself to some remote place out of Virginia, conveys to John CHAMPE, Gent, the land patented Sept, 1654, by Francis Place and leased Nov. 11, 1710 by said Place Powell to Augustine SMITH, Gent, which lease is of record in Essex Co."

      It appears that Place left Essex Co but no one knew his whereabouts and so assumed him dead (in 1715) with his property passing to brother, Honorias.

      John Golding gave bond as administrator of Place's estate but apparently there was a problem because in July 1716, Augustine SMITH posted 50 pounds bond to administer the estate, "he dying without a will." Inventory and appraisment of Place's estate was recorded in 1717.

      Mary (POWELL).Mary married Place POWELL before 1705 in Essex Co, Virginia, St Anne Parish.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?james,berry::powell::60 21.html
      URL title: Powell's of Orange VA
      Note:
      Orange County, Virginia Pg. 160 Inventory of John McKeney, Decd.
      John McKeney. Inventory. 9/23/1751. Total valuation L63.11.5 1/2 including money owed by Thomas Overstreet, John Eubanks, Mordecai Hoard, William Huntsman, Henry Franklyn, Edward Coffee and James Berry.

      Witness: Honorias Powell
      Henry Franklyn
      Wm. Hensley
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~darburns/elkins/reports/chrono2.html
      URL title: Elkins Genealogy
      Note:
      1750 King George County VA - JOHN ELKINS is a witness with William Dick for a deed between Hororias Powell of Parish, St Mary's, county Caroline. Planter and John Champe of Brunswick Parish. Sparacio, Deed Abstracts 1735-1752. Deed Bk 3 pp 353-354
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      1694-1695 Essex Co VA Deed & Will Book; Antient Press: (Page 353-354)
      THIS INDENTURE made the thirtieth day of November in the year of our Lord God 1694 and in ye fifth yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord and Lady, William & Mary, over England, Scotland, France, Ireland & Virginia, King & Queen &c., Between THOMAS POWELL of Essex County & Colony of Virginia, Planter, & MARY his Wife of ye one part and HONORIAS POWELL of the same County & Colony of ye other part Witnesseth that ye sd THOMAS POWELL & MARY his Wife for a valuable consideracon in hand received hve sold unto ye sd HONORIAS POWELL his heires and assignes for ever all their right & demand unto a certain parcel! of land conteyning One hudnred acres more or less lyeing & being in ye County of Essex, bounded as followeth vizt., beginning at an Ash standing in the line of Coll. CATLETTs FORREST LAND in a branch extending up ye sd branch to an Ash, thence along a line of marked trees to a white Oake in ye line of THOMAS POWELL and ABRAHAM STEPPE, thence along ye sd POWELLs line to an Ash in a branch, thence downe ye sd branch to Coll: CATLETTs beginning tree, thence along the sd CATLETTs line to ye first mentioned Ash; To have and to hold ye sd land together with all woods under woods & appurtenances thereunto belonging unto ye sd HONORIUS POWELL his heires & assignes subject nevertheless to ye Quit rents that shall hence forth grow due for the same to our Soveraigne Lord & Lady, the King & Queen, their heirs and Successors, And the said THOMAS POWELL & MARY his Wife for ye sd valuable consideration the parcell of land hereby granted will warrant & defend unto sd HONORIUS POWELL his heires for ever; & due acknowledgement make of all & singular ye granted premisses & every part thereof before ye Justices holding Court in ye County of Essex, And there to be enrolled according to ye Statute in that case provided, And the sd THOMAS POWELL & MARY his Wife doe hereby agree that at ye reasonable request costs & charges in ye Law of ye sd HONOR POWELL his heires &c., to make execute all such act things & devices as by Councill in ye Law required for ye future better & more perfect assurance of ye hereby granted premisses In Witness whereof sd THOMAS POWELL & MARY his Wife have set their hands & fixed their seals Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of us
      JOHN SOLMAN, THOMAS POWELL
      PLASE POWELL MARY POWELL
      At a Court held for Essex County Feb: ye 11th Ano Dom 1694
      The within named THOMAS POWELL appeared & acknowledged ye within Deed (to ye within named HONORIUS POWELL) to be his act and deed, ye same was ordered to be recorded
      Also ye within named MARY, Wife of ye within named THOMAS POWELL, appeared & relinquished her right of Dower of in & to ye within menconed land wch: was ordered to be recorded
      Vere Recoratr: Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1733-1738 Essex County Virginia Deed Book 20; {Antient Press}: Page 161-164
      THIS INDENTURE made this 20th day of April 1736 Between HONOURIAS POWELL of Drisdal Parish within the County of CAROLINE of one part and HONOURIAS POWELL JUNOR of the County of Essex & Colony of Virga. Witnesseth that the sd Honourias Powell for sum Sixty pounds Sterling do grant unto the sd Honourias Powell Junor his heirs & assigns all that plantation & tract of land whereon my Father THOMAS POWELL did formerly live & Dwelt at the time of his death containing Two hundred and fifty acres of land according to the antient reputed bounds thereof ...
      In presence of RALPH FARMER, Honourias + Powell
      JOHN HINES, WM, GRIFFING
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa on ye XXth April MDCCXXXVI
      Honourias Powell acknowledged this Indenture with the Livery & Seizin thereon endorsed to be his act and deed which is admitted to record.

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