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

Martha Burwell

Female 1685 -


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  • Name Martha Burwell  [1
    Born 16 Nov 1685  Abbington Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I033744  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Father Lewis Burwell,   b. 1647, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1710, 'Fairfield' Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Abigail Smith,   b. 11 Mar 1656/57, Colchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1692, 'Fairfield' Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 1672  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14981  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry Armistead,   b. 1673, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1739, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married Abt 1701  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Armistead,   b. Abt 1712, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1767, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     2. William Armistead,   b. Abt 1715, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1755, Hesse, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
     3. Lucy Armistead,   b. Abt 1719, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1781, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     4. Martha Armistead,   b. 1721, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1773, Williamsburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 51 years)
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F16261  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 4, 1960 [John Frederick Dorman]
      MIDDLESEX COUNTY, VIRGINIA WILLS, 1713-1734; Pages 112-15.
      Will of Edmund Berkeley of the County of Midd. being languishing in body, dated 14 Dec. 1718.
      Unto my dear son Edmund Berkeley my tract of land in Middx. County and to the male heirs of his body and in case of failure of such issue to my son Lewis and the male heirs of his body and in case of failure of such issue to my daughters Lucy, Mary and Sarah.
      Unto my son Edmund 2000 acres in King William County which I bought of Mr. Phill: Whithen [worn) in the same manner.
      Unto my son Edmund 1936 acres in the aforesaid county bought of Capt. Scarsbrook and joy[n]ing to the
      2000 acres, as aforesaid.
      Unto my dear son Lewis Berkeley 698 acres in King William County bought of Whithead Ryan and joying [sic] to the land aforesaid to him and his male heirs and in case of failure of such heirs unto my son Edmund and the male heirs of his body and in case of failure to my daughters as aforesaid.
      Unto my son Lewis one tract in Gloster County bought of Barnard in the same manner.
      Unto my three daughters all my money I have in Great Britain, Virginia or elsewhere and also what money shall be raised by my Negroes and stakes [?] before my son Edmund shall arive to the age of twenty one years.
      Unto my daughter Lucy one Negro woman Moll and her son Phill.
      Unto my daughter Mary one Negro girl about four years old.
      Unto my daughter Sarah one Negro girl about four years old which girls I leave to be chose by my sister
      Armistead out of my Negroes.
      Unto my sons Edmund and Lewis the rest of my Negroes, my son Edmund having two parts, the other part for my son Lewis.
      To my sons Edmund and Lewis all my stocks of cattle, hogs, sheep, horses and mares, all my household furniture, to be divided as aforesaid.
      All my plate unto my son Edmund.
      Unto my sister Martha Armistead my chariot and horses belonging to it.
      The house I am now building may be only secured with a good rood, left to be finished by my son.
      My three daughters I leave to the care of my sister Armistead and my two sons I would have kept at school
      untill they arrive to the age of twenty one.
      My well beloved friend the Honble. William Bassett Esqr. and Majr. Nathl. Burrell and Henry Armistead
      executors.
      My executors buy six Negroes the next year to put upon the land I gave to my son Lewis in King William
      County bought of Ryon.
      Edmund Berkeley
      Wit: Fra. Mylne, Richard Edwards, Robt. Shilldrake.
      3 March 1718.[1719]. William Bassett Esqr., Majr. Nathanl. Burwell and Henry Armistead presented this will in Court. Proved by the witnesses

  • Sources 
    1. [S804378] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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