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

Frances Williamson

Female 1682 - Aft 1730  (> 48 years)


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  • Name Frances Williamson 
    Born 21 Dec 1682  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft May 1730  King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I032547  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Henry Williamson,   b. 1643, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1699, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Catherine Weeks,   b. 15 Dec 1661, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1699, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 37 years) 
    Married Abt 1682  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virgina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17274  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Robert Bird,   b. 1681,   d. Bef 1713, St. Stephens Parish, King and Queen County Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 31 years) 
    Married Abt 1701  St. Stephens Parish, King and Queen County Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Philemon Bird,   b. Bef 1707, St. Stephens Parish, King and Queen County Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1751/52, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F19374  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Robert Ransom,   b. Abt 1670, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Sep 1720, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1713  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F19375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 John Aldin,   b. 25 Mar 1683, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1727, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1703/04  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virgina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John Alding & fifrances Williamson y' i6th ffebruary 1704.
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Aldin,   b. 10 Feb 1704/05, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virgina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1746, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years)
     2. Frances Aldin,   b. 15 Feb 1707/08, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1735/36, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     3. John Aldin,   b. 28 Jul 1716, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1744, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     4. Martha Aldin,   b. Bef 1717, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 67 years)
     5. Mary Aldin,   b. 3 Jul 1720, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F19376  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 John Bryant,   b. Abt 1685, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1734, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married Abt 1728  St. Stephen Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F19377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://mkhgenealogy.com/
      URL title: Research Notes for the Family of Henry Williamson and Unknown Loes and Catherine Weekes
      Note:

      FRANCES WILLIAMSON

      "Hoskins of Virginia and Related Families" by Charles Willard Hoskins Warner, 1971
      Robert Bird III (1681-1714) always closely associated with his brother, was as stated, captain of the King and Queen Militia. He was a member of the county court where he was high sheriff in 1704.

      He married about 1702 Frances Williamson, one of the three daughters of Henry Williamson, Gent. of Essex County. The other daughters, Elizabeth, married Thomas Meriwether of Essex and Katherine married William Young of Essex County. This Robert Bird III was dead by 1714 as his widow Frances married second Robert Ransome and third John Bryant, both of St. Stephens Parish, King and Queen County.
      ===
      1718-1721 Essex County Deed Book No. 16; [John Frederick Dorman]:
      Pages 233-37.
      19-20 Sept. 1720. Catherine Young of South farnham Parish, Essex County, widow, and Frances Ransome, widow and relict of Robert Ransome, dec., late of King and Queen County, to John Bush of South farnham Parish, planter. Lease and release; for 4000 pounds of sweet scented tobacco.
      500 acres, part of 714 acres formerly granted to Mr. Edward Thomas by pattent 23 April 1688, it being part of the residue after 200 acres formerly conveyed to John Massey is allowed for ... in Southfarnham Parish
      Catherine (X) Young
      Frances (F R) Ransom
      Wit: Pr. Godfrey, Richd. Covington; Jno. (H) Hoskins.
      20 Sept 1720. Acknowledged by Katherine Young and Frances, Ransone

      ===
      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 21)
      IN YE NAME OF GOD Amen I EDWARD THOMAS of Essex County in Virginia Gent. doe make this my last Will and Testament in manner as followeth;
      Imprims: I bequeath my Soule to Almighty God who gave it me in sure and certaine hopes of Salvation through the meritts of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ And my body to be burried in such decent Christian like manner as my friends hereafter named shall see fit
      Item It is my posetive will and desire that ye Estate belonging to ye Orphans of HEN: JONES & RICE JONES be first made good in kinde as I received itt out of my Estate
      Item I give & bequeath unto Mrs. ELIZABETH MERIWEATHER all that p:cell of land at ye Swamp where my Quarter is part of wch: I formerly bought of Mr. JNO: BRUSH wth. all houses Orchards and fenceing to her & her heirs for ever and all the stocke of cattle and hoggs that is upon ye sd Plantacon wth: four Negroes named James, Trigg, Scratch & Marrew wth: all their encrease to her ye sd Mrs. ELIZABETH ye Wife of Mr. THOMAS MERIWETHER to her and her heirs for ever
      Item I lend unto my House Keeper, MARY PETERSON, ye use of five Negroes dureing ye terme of her life by name Semora & Doll, Jack and Booter and Moll and after her decease I bequeath ye saide five Negroes to my Executrs. hereafter named alsoe I lend her ye use of the Plantacon called COXES QUARTER fours Cowes & calves & four Steeres three years old, two feather beddss & furneture, six pewter dishes and six plates, all this during her life
      Item I give unto my Godson, THO: HILL, one Negros boy called James Item I give unto my Godson, CHARLES, ye Son of DANLL, DOBYNS, one Negroe girle caled Bess wth all her Encrease
      Item I give unto my Godson, caled WM. SMITH to buy him a Negroe twenty five pounds Sterling
      Item I give unto EDWARD COLEMAN, ye Son of Mr. ROBT. COLEMAN, twenty five pounds to buy him a Negroe
      Item I give & bequeath unto ye Pish of South Farnham for a GLEBE this Plantacon I now live on wth: all ye land houses orchards & fenceing thereunto belonging
      Item I give & bequeath unto KATHERINE & FRANCES ye two younger Daughters of Mr. HENRY WILLIAMSON deceast all my other Estate either here or in England and doe appoint them to be my sole Executrixes of this my last Will & Testament Wittness my hand &seale this 23d of May 1699
      Test DANLL. DOBYNS, EDWARD THOMAS
      JON: JONES
      ELIZABETH CHAMBRIDGE the marke of
      Proved in Essex County Court ye 10th day of November 1699 by ye oathes of DANLL, DOBYNS & JON: JONES & ordered to be recorded Truely recorded FRANCIS MERIWETHER CI
      ===
      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 5, 1961 [John Frederick Dorman]
      MIDDLESEX COUNTY, VIRGINIA WILLS, 1713-1734; Page 315-16.
      Will of John Alldin of the County of Middlesex, being sick and weak in body, dated 23 Feb.
      1726.
      Unto my loving wife Frances Alldin my plantation and lands whereon I now live during her natural life. She shall have any timber she shall have occassion of for her own use of either side of the said plantations. Unto my son John Alldin my upper tracks of land and all plantations thereto belonging.
      My loving wife and each one of my daughters shal have the use of what timber they shall have occassion of out of the Dragon Swamp for their own use and no others dureing their natural lives.
      Unto my son Jo[hn] all my Dragon land and timber.
      Unto my daughter Elizabe[th] wife of Jno. Smith all that parcel of land beginning at Edwin Thacker's line
      near above the corner of Davis [?] his land ... to the Green branch ... to Mr. Richard Willis his line ... In
      case my daughter shall dye without heirs of her body or her heirs should dye without issue, equally divided between my daughter Frances and my daughter Martha. My son in law John Smith shall have his natural life inthe said land.
      Unto my daughter Frances Alldin 220 acres beginning upon the line of Elizabeth wife of John Smith and running down between Richard Willis his road and Davis his line.
      In case Frances should die without heirs to be divided between my two daughters Elizabeth wife of John Smith and Martha Alldin but in case Frances should marry and dye without ishshew, husband shall have his natural life in the said land. My daughter Frances shall have 800 pounds of tobacco and caske and 5000 sortible house nails.
      Unto my daughter Martha Alldin 220 acres beginning upon the line of Elizabeth wife of John Smith and so
      down Willis his road and Willis his land. For want of heirs, equally divided between my two daughters Elizabeth wife of John Smith and Frances Alldin. In case Martha should marry and dye without ishshew, her husband shall have his natural life in the land. She shall have 800 pounds of tobacco and caske and 5000 sortible nails for a house.
      Unto my daughter Mary Alldin all my lands between John Burck line and the green branch. For want of heirs, two thirds of said land to fall to my son John Alldin and the other third to my daughter Elizabeth wife of John Smith. If Mary should marry and dye without issue her husband shall have his natural life upon the said land.
      Unto my loving wife Frances Alldin one Negro man Tony.
      I lend unto my loving wife Frances Alldin one Negro woman Jaime, Negro woman Judy, Negro woman Beck, Negro George. After her decease to be divided among all my children.
      Unto my daughter Elizabeth wife of John Smith, Negro boy Ned.
      Unto my daughter Frances Alldin, Negro girl Hamar.
      Unto my daughter Martha, Negro boy Sam.
      Unto my daughter Mary, Negro girl Margry.
      Unto my son John Alldin, Negro Bob, Negro Hamton, Negro Harry, Negro Phillis.
      Unto my son John Alldin my great brandy still, cap and worm belonging to it. For want of heirs, equally divided between my four daughters.
      Unto my loving wife my little brandy still, cap and worm dureing her natural life and after equally divided
      among my five chilldren.
      Unto my loving wife my sorrel mare.
      Unto my loving wife my gray riding horse during her natural life.
      Unto my daughter Elizabeth wife of John Smith one gray horse.
      Unto my daughter Frances Alldin one gray mare.
      Unto my daughter Martha Alldin one gray mare.
      Unto my daughter Mary one young gray mare.
      Unto my son John Alldin one young gray mare which did belong to the estate of Mr. Robert Williamson.
      Unto my loving wife Frances Alldin four cowes and calves and two four year old stears, one feather bed and furniture.
      Unto my son John Alldin one long trumpet mussle gun.
      What money can be raised out of my tobacco shall go to paying debts.
      The rest of my estate to be equally divided between my wife and five children.
      My son John Alldin shall be at age at the years of eighteen.
      My four daughters and their heirs shall have the use of what timber they shall have occasion of for their
      own use and no others for the space of forty years outt of the Dragon Swamp.
      My loveing wife Frances Alldin and my son in law John Smith and my son John Alldin executors.
      John Alldin
      Wit: Robt. Wmson [Williamson], William (W) Mansfield, Thomas (X) Southworth.
      2 May 1727. Produced in Court by Frances Alldin and John Smith. Proved by the witnesses.
      ===
      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 5, 1961 [John Frederick Dorman]
      MIDDLESEX COUNTY, VIRGINIA WILLS, 1713-1734; Page 288.
      Will of Benjamin Williamson of the County of Middlesex, being sick and weak in body, dated 23 April
      1726.
      Unto my sister Martha Williamson of Middlesex County all the land father Robert Williamson took up and pattented after he was marryed to my mother. All the land that was not my mother's before hir marriage to my sister Martha. Also my Negro man Jemey and the two cows that my father gave me by his will.
      To my cuzen Robert Williamson son of my brother Robert Williamson all my other lands that was my mother's before hir marriage to my father.
      Unto my sister Martha Williamson my young horse.
      To my cuzen Elizabeth the wife of John Smith my riding Mare and sadle and bridle.
      All the remainder of my estate that was given me by the last will and testament of my father to my sister
      Frances the wife of John Alldin and my sister Martha Williamson and my cuzen Robert Williamson son of my brother Robert Williamson to be equally divided.
      My brother John Alldin and my sister Martha Williamson
      executors.
      Benjamin Williamson
      Wit: Henry Tugel, Jno. Lewis, Powell Stamper.
      5 June 1726. Produced by John Alldin, Martha Williamson refusing to stand executrix.
      Proved by the witnesses.
      ===
      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 297
      11. Nov. 1706. Bond of Thomas Meriwether unto William Young and Katherine his Wife, executrix, and Robert Bird and Frances his wife, executrix also of the last will of Edwd. Thomas late of Southfarnham Parish, Essex County £447 sterling.. Judgment granted in Essex County Court against Thomas Meriwetheter for £223.10. Meriwether, had an appeal granted him to the next General Court, giving security, Francis Meriwether.
      Thomas Meriwether
      Francis Meriwether
      Wit: Richard Buckner, John Hawkins.
      11 Nov, 1706. Acknowledged

      ===
      1721-1724 Essex County Virginia Deed Book 17; {Antient Press}: Page 69-72
      THIS INDENTURE made the sixteenth/seventeenth day of July 1722 Between JOHN BRYANT for & with the Consent of FRANCES his Wife of the Parish of St Stephens in County of king & Queen of one part and SUSANNA ROBINSON of the Parish of Southfarnham in County of Essex of the other part Witnesseth that said John Bryant for sum of fourty pounds Sterl. to him paid hath sold unto said Susanna Robinson & to her heirs forever all that peice of land containing 210 acres in Parish of South Farnham in County of Essex being the one moiety of a Pattent formerly granted to HENRY WILLIAMSON for 420 acres by pattent bareing date the 20th day of Septemr 1683
      In presence of RICHD. HORSLEY, John Bryant
      JOHN LEWIS, RICHD TYLER JUNR Frances Bryrant
      At a Court held for Essex County on 17th July 1722
      John Bryant and Frances his Wife (she sd Frances being first privily examined) acknowledged this lease and release of land which is admitted to record.
      ===
      1721-1724 Essex County Virginia Deed Book 17; {Antient Press}: Page 72
      KNOW ALL MEN that I JOHN BRYANT of Parish of St. Stephens in County of King & Queen doe acknowledge myself bound unto SUSANNA ROBINSON Widow of Parish of Southfarnham in County of Essex in sum of Eighty pounds Sterl this 7th day of July 1722
      The Condition of this Obligation is such that Jno. Bryant this day hath sold unto Susanna Robinson land in County of Essex Now if said John Bryant and Frances his Wife doe well and truly keep all articles herein contained that then this Obligation to be voyd
      otherwise to stand in full force
      Presence of LEO. HILL 1722 John Bryant
      REUBN WELCH
      At a Court held for Essex County 17th July 1722, This Bond admitted to record.
      ===
      1728-1733 Essex County Virginia Deed Book 19; {Antient Press}: Page 135-136
      THIS INDENTURE made the 15th day of September in the year of our Lord
      MDCCXXX. Between RICHARD TAYLOR JUNR, and CATHERINE his Wife of one part and PETER RICHESON of the other part WHEREAS WILLIAM YOUNG and the sd CATHERINE his Wife and ROBERT RANSONE and FRANCES his Wife were seized in fee in the right of sd CATHERINE and FRANCES of and in a certain Plantation and Tract of land with the appurtenances being in the Parish of Southfarnham upon the DRAGON SWAMP in the County of Essex containing three hundred & six acres of land comonly called & known by the name of THOMAS's QUARTER and so being thereof Seized by their certain Indentures of Lease and Release bearing date the 20th and 21st days of February in the year of our Lord MDCCXV did convey the sd Plantacon & premises for a valuable consideration, and all their Estate right to the same, unto the sd PETER RICHESON his heirs and assigns forever and did acknowledge the sd Indentures before the County Court of Essex at a Court held the 21st day of February in the year MDCCXV aforesd the sd CATHERINE and FRANCES being first privily examined and thereupon the sd Indentures were recorded but by the Omission and Negligence of the Clerk of the sd Court the private Examination of the said CATHERINE and FRANCES was not recorded, Now This Indenture Witnesseth that the sd RICHARD TAYLOR and CATHERINE his Wife for sum of Forty Two shillings Sterling to the sd RICHARD by the sd PETER paid do ratifye and confirm to the sd PETER RICHESON his heirs and assigns being in his full and peaceable possession & Seisin and all the Estate Right and interest that the sd RICHARD TAYLOR and CATHERINE his Wife have in the Lands with the appurtenances aforesaid To Have and To Hold to the sd PETER RICHESON his heirs and assigns forever, In Witness whereof the parties have set their hands and seals
      in presence of JOHN HAYES, RICHD. TYLER JUNR.
      CHARLES PAIN, WILLIAM RICHESON CATHARINE 14. TYLER
      At a Court held for Essex County on the 15th day of September 1730
      RICHARD TYLER & CATHERINE his Wife (the sd CATHERINE being first privily Examined by NICHOLAS SMITH Gent) acknowledged this their Deed indented to PETER RICIIESON which on his motion is admitted to Record
      ESSEX SS. THOMAS WARING Gent. Justice of the Peace of the sd County makes Oath that in February Court 1715 in the sd County he did privily Examine FRANCES RANSOMS & KATHERINE YOUNG to certain Deeds for land from the sd FRANCES & KATHERINE & their husbands WM. YOUNG and ROBERT RANSONE to PETER RICHESON, and they confessed they did the same freely voluntarily and without Compulsion,
      Sworn to in Essex Court this T WARING
      15th day of Septr. 1730 & recorded
      ===
      1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 118
      NOW ALL MEN that wee WM. YOUNG, RICHD. COVINGTON & LEO: HILL of the County of Essex in Virga: are bound unto the Worpli. her Majties. Justices of the Peace for the said County of Essex in the full sume of One thousand pounds of Sterl. money of England to the payment of which we bind ourselves Witness or: hands and seales the 10th day of Aug: 1702
      The Condicon of the obligacon is that if WM. YOUNG, Guardian of FRANCES WILLIAM- SON, Orphan of HEN: WILLIAMSON deced, doe well & truely pay unto the sd Orphan all such Estate as now is or hereafter come to ye hands of the said WILLIAM YOUNG as soone as the said Orphan shall attaine to lawful! age or when required by Justices as alsoe to keepe harmless the sd Justices from all damage that may arise about ye sd Estate,
      Then he obligacon to be void, otherwise to remains in full force
      Signed sealed and delivered in pr:sence of us
      ERASMUS ALLEN WILL: YOUNG
      FRANCIS MERIWETHER RICH: COVINGTON
      LEO: HILL
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of Augt. 1702 & truely recorded
      ===
      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 434-36.
      28 March 1707.. William Young of Farnham Parish, Essex County, Gent. and Katherine his wife one of the daughters of Henry Williamson, late of, same parish, to Thomas Meriwether, of same, Gent. For £100. Moiety or half part of all the lands and plantations devised by the last will of Henry Williamson unto his daughter Elizabeth Meriwether, deceased and in case of her death to the said Katherine Young and Frances Bird his two other daughters, which said moiety being about 400 acres.:
      Will Young.-
      Katherine (X) Young
      Wit: Francis Meriwe•her, Mary (Mary) Webster .
      11 July, 1707. Acknowledged.by William Young and Katherine Young wife to the said William.
      25 March 1707. Bond of William Young of Farham Parish, Essex,. County, Gent. , to Thomas Meriwether of same. For £200. To make conveyance.
      Will Young
      Wit: Francis Meriwether, Mary (Mary Webster
      11 July 1707. Acknowledged..
      ===
      1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 458. Deed. 21 June 1715. "John Massey eldest son and heir of John Massey late of Essex County decd" sells to Wm and Katherine Young, Robert and ffrances Ransom, 150 acres in So. Farn. Par., "it being formerly Exchanged by my dec'd father with Capt Edward Thomas" for another paroel of land 30 Sept. 1689.
      Wit:
      Wm Montague Senr Signed John Massey
      Benja ffisher
      Jno Billups Rec. 21st Feb. 1715/6.
      ===
      1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 458. Lease and Release. 20 - 21 Feb. 1715/16. "William Young of Southfarnham parish in the County of Essex Gent and Katherine his wife, and Robert Ransom of St Stephens parish in the County of King & Queen Gent and ffrances his wife sell Peter Richeson of Abington parish in the County of Gloucester Gent a plantation and appurtenances of 306 acres in South Farnham parish. Tho aforesd Wm Young and Katherine his wife and Robert Ransone and, ffrances his wife in right of them the sd. Katherine and Frances are seized in fee of this 306 acres, adj. the Dragon Swamp at the lower end of Essex Co which was formerly the land of Edward Thomas late of Essex Co., and known as Thomas's Quarter,which land the sd Edward Thomas by his will proved 10 Nov. 1699 was given to Elizaboth Merewether, and which at her death descended to them.
      Wit:
      John Evans Signed Will Young
      Wm Smith Katherine x Young
      Wm x Hudson Robert Ransom
      ffra: Ransom
      Rec. 21 Fob. 1715/16

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