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

Place Powell

Male Abt 1668 - 1715  (~ 47 years)

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  • Name Place Powell 
    Born Abt 1668  Sittenburne Parish, Old Rapphannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jun 1715  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I031951  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    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 F17685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary MNU Powell,   d. Aft 1705, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F50496  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      page 365. Bond. 21 June, year omitted from record. 50 Sterl. John Golding as admr. of Est., of Place Powell dec'd.
      John x Goldind
      Will: Tayler
      Wm Winston
      Robert Jones
      Hum Brooke
      Rec. 21 June 1715.


      Fleet, Beverley,
      Essex County wills and deeds, 1714-1717
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 127 pgs
      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.
      1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page75
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen I THOMAS POWELL of the Parish of Cittingburn in the County of Essex and Colony of Virga: being very sick & of perfect memory blessed and praised be to Almighty God for the same doe make & ordaine this to be my last Will & Testamt. in manner and forme following; First I cominde my souls into the hands of Almighty God that gave itt hopeing by he meritorious death & passion of or: blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to receive full remission of all my sins and a joyful! resurrection att the last Day and my body to be decently and Christianly buryed at the discretion of Exercr hereafter named & as for ye worldly goods that God hath lent me I will & bequeath them all as followeth:
      Imprimis It is my will that my land be devided into three equal parts and that my Two Sons, PLACE POWELL & THOMAS POWELL have each of them one third part of my said land and that my Wife, MARY POWELL, dureing her natural! life possess the other third part of the land and forthwith after the decease of my said Wife out of this life that this said third of my Land desend on my Sonne, WILLIAM POWELL, And it is my will that my land bequeathed as aforesd. to my Sons, PLACE POWELL, THOMAS POWELL & WILLIAM POWELL descend after their or either of their decease upon the heirs of their body lawfully begotten & for want of such heires that then it desend upon the next of my name and Lineage and we from heire to heire till both my name and lineage be extent
      Item I give unto my Son, WILLIAM POWELL, halfe my feemal cattle and all their male Increase & my will is that the Male goe to those persons that hath the Education of my Son, WILLIAM POWELL, till he shall come of the age of Twenty one years of age and further
      Item I give unto my Daughter, FRANCES POWELL, two cowes called Rose & Nanne with their increase
      Item I give unto my Sonne, HONNER POWELL & my Daughter, ELIZABETH SALMON, & my Daughter ANNE COFFEE each of them one Shilling and as for the rest of my Estate and the other halfe of my Cattele I will & bequeath it to my loveing Wife, MARY POWELL as long as she remaines a Widow or decease out of this mortal! life and then it shall equally be deived between PLACE POWELL, THOMAS POWELL & ELIZABETH SALMON & ANNE COFFE, Alsoe it is my will that my two Sons, PLACE POWELL & my Son in Law, JOHN SALMON, be Exerr, of this my last Will and Testament hereby nullifyeing & makeing void all former Will by me at any time Signed Sealed or Published. As Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & scale 2d of March Anno Dom: 1700
      Signed sealed and published in the pr:sence of us
      SARAH MILLES her nuke
      Prov'd by the oathes of the witnesses hereto in Essex County Court ye 10th day of April 1701 & truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 112
      "August the 10th 1705 Know all Men that I Place Powell of Essex County and parishof St Anne do for severall threatings of Mary Powell my wife that she will make away with-what I have a purpose for to Ruin me I do therefore forewarn all manner of - persons from having any manner of dealling with her and from takeing
      any thing of her or Entertaining of her without my consent as Witness
      my hand mark
      Place P Powell
      Note: Now this Mary may have been a she-devil in the first place. Such are to be found both in town and country. But more than likely this was a case of sheer lonliness. A lonliness that got upon her nerves and possibly affected her mind. Try a few weeks in St. Anne's parish alone, or with one other person, you will understand. B.F.
      Contributed by: James Hughes

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

      8/10/1705 Essex County, 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 County, Virginia, St Anne Parish.

      1712-1713 Richmond Co VA Order Book 6; Antient Press: (Page 108)
      Richmond County Court 3d of June 1713
      - In an Ejectione Firma between ALEXANDER DAY, Plt. and WILLIAM WILTON by GEORGE and WILLIAM PROCTER, his nearest friends, Deft., for messuages lands and appurtenances lying and being in the Pish. of St. Mary in this County, which PLACE POWELL demised to Plt. for a terme not yett ended, &c., and also for one hundred pounds Sterling damages for ejecting Pit. from the same, &c., as is set forth in the Declaration, to which Defendt. haveing pleaded Not Guilty, a Jury was this day sworn to try the issue joyn'd, whose names are
      who haveing heard the evidence and received their charge were sent out, and soon after returning into Court and they being agreed on their Verdict, returned the same which at motion of Plt. is admitted to Record, and it is in these words. "Verdict of the Jury inter ALEXANDER DAY, Lessee of PLACE POWELL, Plt. and WILLIAM WILTON by GEORGE and WILLIAM PROCTER, his nearest Friends, admitted Defendts.in the room of PATRICK MAY, Defendt. Wee find FRANCIS PLACE took up three hundred acres of land being the land in question by Patent dated in September one thousand six hundred and fifty four, the copy whereof is hereunto annext. Wee find that on the 11th of August 1655, he made a Deed thereof in tail to MARY, his Daughter, acknowledged and recorded according to the copy of the said Deed hereunto annext and that she was in possession thereof afterwards. Wee find that the said MARY intermarryed with one THOMAS POWELL and that PLACE POWELL, Lessor of the Plt., is Eldest Son and Heir to said MARY of her body. Wee find that the said MARY died three years agoe, about the middle of December last, Wee find that after the said MARY's intermarriage with the said THOMAS POWELL, vizt., on the 30th day of September 1666, they the said THOMAS and MARY made a Deed of the sd. land to JAMES COGHILL acknowledged and recorded acording to the copy thereof hereunto annext. Wee find that on the 11th of October 1667, the said JAMES COGHILL made a Deed of the said Land to WILLIAM WILTON acknowledged and recorded according to the copy of the Deed hereunto annexed. Wee find that the said WILLIAM WILTON took out a new Patent for the same land the 3d day of October 1671 reciting a surrender of a Patent granted the said PLACE ano 1652. Wee do not find any Patent of the sd. land granted to the said FRANCIS PLACE before that dated in 1654. Wee find that the said FRANCIS PLACE was dead long before the date of WILTON's Patent. Wee find hat RICHARD WILTON ever since the date of COGHILL's Deed to him has been in possession undisturbed of the said land till the bringing of this suit.
      Wee find the said MARY POWELL lived a Widow between nine and tenn years before she dyed. And if upon the whole matter the Law be with the Plt., then wee find for Plt. and one shilling sterling damages, but if the Law be with the Defendt., then wee find for the Defendt. WILLIAM FANTLEROY, Foreman."
      And it is ordered that the matters of Law therefrom be referred till next Court to be argued and then to be first called
      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS; Patent Book 9 page 96
      JOHN SALMON, PLACE POWELL, & WM. POWELL, 427-1/2 .acs., Essex Co; S. side of the river, on bts. of Ekepace Cr; 2 May 1705, p. 667. Beg, near the back road; adj. Col. Catlett; Richd. Good; 520 acs. of Wm. Moseley, granted 1 Nov. 1656; & land of Robert & Thomas Moss, &c. Granted Wm. Moseley, 18 Apr. 1670, deserted, & now granted by order, &c. Trans. of 9 pers: Symond Holland, Wm. Harsell, Geo. Violett, Cha. Colgin, John Birk, Gilliam Scallin, John Cambell, Fra. Brooks, Anne Violett.
      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=667&last=&g_p=P9&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Powell, Place.
      Publication 2 May 1705.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Powel.
      Note Location: Essex County.
      Grantee(s): Salmon, John, Powell, Place, and Powell, Wm.
      Description: 427-1/2 acres.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 9, 1697-1706 (v.1 & 2 p.1-742), p. 667 (Reel 9).

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