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

Margaret Place

Female Abt 1652 - 1726  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Margaret Place 
    Born Abt 1652  Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Jul 1726  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I031866  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 

    Father Francis Place,   b. Bef 1628,   d. Between 1654 and 1660, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years) 
    Mother Honora MNU Place,   b. Abt 1632,   d. 9 Nov 1685, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married Bef 1648  Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02620  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Watts,   b. Bef 1643,   d. Bef 8 Oct 1679, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 36 years) 
    Married Bef 7 May 1671  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Watts,   b. Bef 1670, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1716, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F14483  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Abraham Blagg,   b. Bef 1656,   d. 31 Mar 1697, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years) 
    Married Bef 8 Oct 1679  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Blagg,   b. 1679, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1737, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. Abraham Blagg,   b. Abt 1680, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1716, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F15403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      James Hughes 2006-01-06 11:12:16
      Thomas Powell [Sr.]

      1667 September 30. Thomas and Mary Powell sold (Ibid., page 317) their interest in 300 acres land to James Coghill for the valluable consideration of nyne barrells of good Indian corne as also for Divers other Considerasions of Sittingbourne Parish, Rappahannock County, Virginia,. The land was "lying in the freshes of Rappahannock River on the North side of the River."

      8/11/1655 (Lancaster Co, Virginia Rec. Book, #2, page 104). Francis Place conveyed a tract of land formerly in Isle of Wight County, Virginia containing 300 acres patented by him September 7, 1654, lying on the North side of the "freshes" of the Rappahanncok River about ten miles above Nazemum Town and certain cattle by deed of gift to 'My daughter Mary Place when she arrives at 18 years,' if she dies without heirs, then 'to daughter Margaret Place, my youngest daughter.'" Mary had married Thomas Powell by 1666 when they deeded this same land to James Coghill.

      9/30/1667 (Old Rappahannock Co, Virginia Deed Book 3, page 317): "Thomas Powell and Mary, his wife, sell to James Coghill for the valluable consideration of nyne barrells of good Indian corne as also for Divers other Consideracons 300 acres on the North side of Rappahannock River patented September 7, 1654. Mary Powell, daughter to Francis Place, doth appoint her loving friend, Mr. Daniel Gaines her true and lawful attorney to acknowledge said deed." William Wilton witnessed this power of attorney and a few days later bought the land from Coghill. This deed establishes the maiden name and father of Thomas Powell's wife Mary.
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      James Hughes 2006-04-27 10:52:29
      Van Gundy Family Tree

      John POWELL [Parents] was born in 1644 in Wales/England. He died in 1703 in Essex Co, Virginia. He married Mary Coghill in 1668 in Occupacia District, Old Rappahannock Co, Virginia.

      Other marriages:

      COGHILL {PLACE}, Margaret
      LUCAS, Jane

      On 11/14/1656, John was released from all debts by Maj John Hallowes, Essex Co, Virginia. (He may have been a bond servant)

      On 5/11/1676 at 33 yrs of age, he was a witness to Thomas Pannell's will.

      On 11/23/1676 he witnessed Rice Jones' will and was also named in the will as a Christian servant.

      It is hard to image all his daughters-in-law were named Mary, as many say they were.

      John's 3rd wife, Jane, & Thomas Burnett, were co-administrators of his estate.

      Mary Coghill {PLACE} died in 1689/1690. She married John POWELL in 1668 in Occupacia District, Old Rappahannock Co, Virginia.

      Mary was a sister to Margaret, John's 2nd wife.

      Mary was still living in 1685.

      They had the following children:

      M i Robert Powell was born in 1669 in Old Rappahannock Co, Virginia. He died in 1740 in Caroline Co, Virginia.
      M ii Henry POWELL was born in 1674. He died after 1740.
      M iii Elias POWELL was born in 1676. He died in 1736.
      M iv (James) POWELL was born in 1680/1681 in Old Rappahannock Co, Virginia.

      James was said to have been a single man all his life.
      M v John POWELL was born in 1686. He died in 1780.
      M vi Thomas "T.P." POWELL was born in 1689/1690. He died in 1750 in Brunswick Co, Virginia.

      John POWELL [Parents] was born in 1644 in Wales/England. He died in 1703 in Essex Co, Virginia. He married Margaret COGHILL {PLACE} in 1691 in Essex Co, Virginia.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:Wu3PZEto_noJ:www.giddeon.com/roots/php GedView/individual.php%3Fview%3Dpreview%26pid%3DI1492%26show_changes%3Dyes %26PHPSESSID%3Db41e4eb8bde2d95f8fc17e15a11ec406+%22hezekiah+turner%22,+%22 essex+county,+virginia%22&hl=en&g
      URL title: Thomas Jr Powell
      Note:
      Good day! I have checked my book,"Index to Marriages of Old Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia 1655-1900," for your POWELL's. There were only six entries as follows:
      1700 POWELL, Ann; daughter of Thomas, married Edward COFFEY; Deeds & Wills Box 10, Page 75. 1699
      POWELL, Jane; Exec. of John, married Thomas BURNETT; Deeds & Wills Box 10, Page 14. 1689
      POWELL, John; married Michall, daughter of Hezekiah TURNER, Court Orders Box 2, Page 155. 1690
      POWELL, John; married Margaret, daughter of James COGWELL, Court Orders Box 2, Page 253. 1694
      POWELL, John; married Margaret, daughter of James COGHILL, Court Orders Box 1, Page 242. ***1723
      POWELL, Thomas; married Mary, daughter of William GIBSON, Deeds Box 17, Page 159.
      There were no surname PLACES listed whatsoever.
      It looks like the last entry, at least, is a hit.
      Hope this information is of assistance! Michael C. Brady MCBRADY@prodigy dot netMargaret must have been from an earlier marriage of Honoria
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      Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia , Page 85
      BLAGG, MARGARET, 18 May 1724; 27 July 1726. All my estate to my grandson Abraham Blagg when 18 years of age; James Hore his uncle to advise him.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1
      1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 54
      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I MARGARETT BLAGG of Washington Parish in the County of Westmoreld. being sick & weak of body but of perfect sence & memory (blessed be God therefore) do constitute & appoint this my Last Will & Testament in form & manner following, that is to say, first & principally I give & bequeath my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body to the Earth to receive a decent & Christian like burial at the discresion of my Executor hereafter mentioned in hopes of a joyful resurrecion thro the merits of ur blessed Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ.
      It. I give & bequeath my whole Estate both real & personal unto my Grand Son, ABRAHAM BLAGG. with all premisses which doth belong unto me whehter in my possession custody or where it may be found. I do also constitute & appoint my said Grand Son. ABRAHAM BLAGG, my whole & sole Exr. of this my last Will & Testament, And I do will & desire that JAMES HORE, his Uncle, should advise him concerning the management of the said Estate and that the sd. ABRAHAM BLAGG should neither buy or sell without the consent of the sd. JAMES HORE untill he comes to the age of eighteen -years. And this I do acknowledge to be my Last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the eighteenth day of May in the year of our Lord 1724
      Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of
      SARAH MARTIN. MARGARETT BLAGG
      JOHN HARDY, JOHN DOWGIN
      Westmoreland us. At a Court held for the sd. County the 27th day of July 1726
      The Last Will & Testament of MARGRET BLAGG, deced., was presented into Court by ABRAHAM BLAGG. her Executor. who made Oath thereto. & being proved by the Oaths of JOHN DOWGIN & SARAH MARTIN. two of the witnesses thereto, is admitted to Record: And upon the mocon of the said ABRAHAM BLAGG and his performing what is ususal in such case. Certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form
      Test THO; SORRELL, Cl Recordat Nono die Augti 1726
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK 1679-1682; John Frederick Dorman; pg 10; [8 Oct. 1679]
      Abram Blagg security for Rich: Watts. Anth. Bridges and Mr. Gilbert Huband security for Mr. Abraham Blagg as marrying, the relict of Mr. Jno: Watts estate in 30,000 pounds of tobacco.
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      From Maryland Calendar of Wills, by Jane Baldwin, F 180-C85-Volume 1, page 208:

      Will of Major John Weire, Rappahannock County, Virginia:
      Made May 7, 1671, probated April 28, 1678 (Book 9, page 78).
      To wife, Honoria - dower rights.
      To daughter, Margaret, wife of John Watts, of Potomac River and heirs, part of 1,108 acres bought of Henry Randolph of Jamestown, 1/2 of said tract having already been sold to Robert Payne.
      To daughter, Elizabeth and heirs at 21 years - "The Island"
      To son, John and heirs - residue of lands in Virginia and elsewhere.
      Executors: Son-in-law John Watts
      William Mosely
      Capt. John Hull
      Witnesses: John Bates
      Luke Humberton
      John Jeffery.
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/md/state/wills/01/208.html
      URL title: The Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume I
      Note:
      Weire, John, Major, Rappahannock County, Virginia, 7th May, 1671; 28th Apr., 1678. To wife Honoria, dower rights.
      To daughter-in-law Margaret, wife of John Watts of Potomac R., and hrs., part of a tract of land, 1, 108 A., bought of Henry Randolph of Jamestown (1/2 of sd. tract having already been sold to Robert Payne). To dau. Eliza: and hrs., "The Island" at 21 yrs. of age.
      To son John and hrs., residue of lands in Virginia and elsewhere.
      Exs.: Son-in-law Jno. Watts, Wm. Mosely, Capt. Jno. Hull. Test: Jno. Bates, Luke Humbleton, Jno. Jeffery. 9. 78.

      Editors: Major John Weire of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia, married Honoria, mother of Margaret (---), wife of John Watts (and later Abraham Blagg of Richmond County, Virginia). His daughter Elizabeth later married Richard Gardner, son of Richard and Elizabeth (Hatton) Gardner (Calendar, Vol. II, pp. 14-27)
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      Contributed by: James Hughes
      Watts Families, Page 86

      (20) John Watts, born (???); died C1680. He lived in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was first married to Elizabeth Vaughan, daughter of John Vaughan. He was named in the will of John Vaughan made January 9, 1663, proved April 27, 1664, Nominy Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia. (Will Book 1, Page 3).

      After the death of his first wife, Elizabeth (Vaughan) Watts, he married Margaret Weire, daughter of Major John Weire and Honoria (???).

      This reference is found in the will of Major John Weire, probated in Maryland, April 28, 1678. (J. Baldwin's Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, page 208). The will had been made May 7, 1671.

      Further proof is found in the following references:

      "Index of (old) Rappahannock County, Virginia, Grants, Deeds, etc.", Vol. 4, P to Y 1654-1692.

      Page 47

      Page 1126. John Watts is given power of attorney by Honoria Weire, Executrix of John Weire. (Book 1668-1672, page 444, June 4, 1671).

      Page 1126. John Watts is given assignment of notes and bills in Estate of Major John Weire, whose widow has married George Jones. (Book 1677-1682, page 121, May 5, 1676).

      Then in (old) Rappahannock County (now Essex) records, copies now in Virginia Archives at Richmond, we find:

      Old Book No. 1, page 119, where George Jones, who married Honoria Weire, widow of Major John Weire, consents to a settlement whereby the wife and John Watts are empowered to protect John and Elizabeth Weire until they come of age. (May 2, 5, 1676-77. Several pages of forms).

      Old Book 62, New 6 R., Page 84, is the will of Honoria Jones. In it she gives her grandson, Richard Watts, two pieces of silverware. (November 9, 1685).

      Meanwhile, John Watts had died and his widow Margaret Watts, nee Weire, married Abraham Blagg, and Honoria's will mentions her son-in-law, Abraham Blagg, and her grandsons, Edward Blagg and Abraham Blagg, and Richard Watts.

      John Watts sold a plantation to Thomas Wilsford, September 1, 1666, Westmoreland Co. He leased land from John Washington in Westmoreland Co. in 1668.

      He acquired 1053 acres from Nathaniel Pope in Westmoreland County, on Hollis Creek, November 1, 1665. December 15, 1665, he deeded land in Northumberland County, Virginia. (D. B. 1, page 277).

      October 20, 1670, he acquired a headright in Stafford County, Virginia.

      More detailed data on some of the references included in the above follows:

      Index of (old) Rappahannock County, Virginia, Grants, Deeds, etc., in Richmond, Virginia., Vol 4, P to Y, 1654-1692. Page 1126:

      John Watts, Book 1668-1672, page 444, 6/4/1671, is given Power of Attorney by Honoria Weire, executrix of John Weire.

      John Watts, Book 1677-1682, page 121, 5/5/1676, is given assignment of notes and bills in estate of Major John (S. B. Weire) whose widow married George Jones.

      Richard Watts, Book 1677-1682, page 84, is given Silverware in will of Honoria Jones, recorded 1/4/1695

      Old Rappahannock County, now Essex County

      Will in Tapahannock
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      Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia , Page 17
      BLAGG, ABRAHAM, 4 June 1694; 31 March 1697. Estate to wife Margaret.

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      1701-1704 Essex Co VA Order Book; Antient Press: (Page 109)
      THIS INDENTURE made the Eleventh day of May in the Fourteenth yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereign Lord William the third &c. and in the yeare One thousand seaven hundred and two Between MARGARET BLAGG of the Parish of WASHINGTON in the County of WESTMORELAND in ye Colony of Virga:, Widow, of ye one pie: and DAVID GWYN of ye Parish of Farnham in the County of RICHMOND in the same Colony, Merchant, of the other part. Witnesseth that the said MARGARET BLAGG for the sume of Twenty six thousand pounds of tobo: and caske and One hundred pounds Sterling money of England to her the said MARGARET BLAGG for the full and absolute purchase & conveyance of ye lands with the appurtenances hereinafter particularly described well & truely paid by DAVID GWYN by these pr:sents hath granted unto the aforesd. DAVID GWYN and to his heires and assignes all that tract of land conteyning One thousand and fifty acres being on the South side of Rappahannock River in the Parish of Sitingburne in the County of Essex and bounded Beginning at a white Oake standing on a Poynt by the North side of a Creeke formerly called TIGNORS CREEK but now goeing by the name of the MILL CREEK and running for length North and for breadth by or nigh on ye sd Creekes side and soe runing againe for length North includeing and bounding Six hundred acres & another p:cell begin ing at the Westermost bounds of the abovesd. Six hundred acres paralell to which it extendeth it selfe to the Woods a Mile North & by West, thence butting upon the River East & by Northerly, the said bounds includeing Four hundred acres together with the Marsh land thereunto belonging lying upon the Mouth of the Westermost side of the said Creeke upon which was bounded the former Defident, Together with all houses orchards woods meadows marshes & appurtenances belonging and all the Estate, right & demand of her the said MARGT. BLAGG both in Law & Equity; To have and to hold the said One thousand acres of Woodland and fifty acres of Marsh land together with all the appurtenances unto the said DAVID GWYN his heires & assignes forever to be held of or: Sovgne. Lord the King & paying the Quitt Rents due from the same for every fifty acres to be paid at the Feast of St. Mlchael the Archangell yearely and the said MARGT. BLAGG doth grant she will warrant & forever defend unto the said DAVID GWYN his heires & assignes the aforesd. land agt her her heires & assignes & every other persons whatsoever and that the said DAVID GWYN shall at all times hereafter forever peaceably possess all the sd land without any manner of trouble of her the sd MARGT, BLAGG her heires or assignes or any other persons. In Witness whereof the said MARGARET BLAGG hath set her hand and scale
      Signed sealed and delivered in the pr:sence of
      WILLIAM FANTLEROY MARGARET BLAGG
      the marke of JAMES WILLIAMSON
      the marke of DANIEL CARRYL
      the marke of JNO, JONES
      JAMES GUTHRE, SAMLL. GODWYN
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court the 11th of May 1702 and truely recorded Memorandum. That on the eleventh day of May 1702 Livery of Seisin was given by MARGARET BLAGG to DAVID GWYN by deliverey of Turffe and Twigg in pr:sence of
      WILLIAM FANTLEROY
      JAMES WILLIAMSON
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court DANIEL CARRYL
      ye 11th day of May 1702 and truely JOHN JONES
      recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, JAMES GUTHRE
      Cl Cur SAMLL. GODWYN
      (Bond in the sum of On thousand pounds of good & lawfull money of England dated 11th of May 1702 to fulfill agreements. Same Witnesses)

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