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

Frances Williamson

Female Abt 1685 - Aft 1730  (~ 45 years)


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  • Name Frances Williamson 
    Born Abt 1685  South Farnham Parish, Essex 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 10 Nov 2019 

    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  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17303  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 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F19414  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 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F19415  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. 1 Apr 1727, St. Stephens Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married Aft 1720  St. Stephens Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Aldin,   b. Abt 1708, St. Stephens Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia 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 ~ 39 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F19416  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 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F19417  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.
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      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

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      1699-1701 Essex Co VA 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
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      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.
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      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.
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      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

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