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

Chandler Awbrey

Male 1711 - 1756  (45 years)


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  • Name Chandler Awbrey 
    Born 1711  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Sep 1756  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I034207  Tree1
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 

    Father John Awbrey,   b. 1680, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1726/27, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Hannah Tanner,   b. Aft 1692, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1726, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years) 
    Married Aft 29 Sep 1708  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Sorrell,   b. Bef 1716, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1756, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years) 
    Married 27 May 1740  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Sorrell Awbrey,   b. Aft 1740, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F20230  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills, 1654-1800

      Awbrey, Chandler Decedent 9/12/1755 25/9/1756 Awbrey, Chandler, 9 Dec. 1755; 25 Sept. 1756. Son James Sorrell Awbrey at 21 years; daus. A. and --- Awbrey; wife Elizabeth one third of land, a horse and saddle; to sister Hannah McAuley, niece Mary McAuley, Mrs. Elizabeth Atwell and to Sarah Atwell a suit of mourning each; children to be educated
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 78
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen. I JOHN AWBREY of Westmoreland County being sick and weak in body butt of perfikt sence and memory, thanks be to God for the same, and calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life doe make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following; First, I bequeath my Soul to God that gave it me and my body to the Earth to be decently buyred afte the decrestion of my
      Executors hereinafter mentioned.
      Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter, HANNAH AWBREY, one fether bed with what furniture belongs to it to be left with the care of my Daughter, til she shall come to her respective age herafter mentioned to by delivered imediately after my decease and three thousand pounds of tobacco to be paid her when she comes to the age of sixteen years or day of mango, and that she live with my Daughter, KEZIA ATWELL, untill she comes to the age aforesaid and to be allowed wearing clothes and two years schooling out of my Estate hereafter mentioned:
      Item, I give to my Daughter, KERENHAPPUCK AWBREY, one fether bed with what furniture belongs to it and fouer thousand pounds of tobacco to be delivered her when she comes to the age of sixtgeen years or day of marrage.
      Item. I give to my Daughter, KEZIA ATTWELL, one Negro boy called Harey to allowed her imediately after my decease and one Negro woman called Jenny to be delivered to her at the end of three years after my decease with all her future increase to her and her heirs for ever;
      Item. I give to my loving Son, CHANDLER AWBREY, all the rest of my Estate both reall and personable to him and his heirs for ever to be delivered when he shall come to the age of eighteen years old. I allso will and desire that if the purduce of Cropes be not sufficient. to pay my debts that my Executor here after mentioned have ye liberty to sell any part of my Estate that he shall think fitt to pay them out of my Son, CHANDLER AWBREYs, Estate. I allsoe will and desire that if my Son, CHANDLER AWBREY decease this life before he shall come to his respective age aforesd, or without issue, that the land and plantation whereon I now life shall fall and come to my Daughter, HANNAH AWBREY and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten for ever; I allsoe will and desire that if my Son. CHANDLER AWBREY, decease as aforesd. that my Daughter. KERENHAPPUCH to have one hundred acres of land at the head of my upper devident to be layd off allsoe the ( ) manner next adjoyning to the land of Mr, THOMAS SORRELL, deced., and FRANCIS AWBREYs Land to her and the heirs of her body begotten for ever;
      Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter, KEZIA ATWELL, the remaining part of theland with all houses and appurtenances thereunto belonging to her and her heirs lawfully begotten for ever: If my Son, CHANDLER AWBREY, decease this life before he comes of age or lawfull issue as alsoe an iron pot.
      Item. I doe appoint my well beloved Friends, Colo. THOMAS LEE and Capt. GEORGETURBERVILE my Executors of this my Last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this 12th day of December 1726
      Witnesses BASILL ROSE, JNO: AWBREY
      ABN. SMITH, JAMES DRUMMAND
      Westmoreland ss. At a Court held for the sd. County the 22th of February 1726
      This Last Will and Testament of JOHN AWBREY, deced, was presented into Court by GEORGE TURBERVILE, one of the Executors, who made Oath thereto and being proved by the Oath of BASILL ROSE, one of the witnesses thereto, is admitted to Record
      Test G. TURBERVILE, Cl Co. W.
      Recorded Tenth day of March 1726 pr. G. T. C. C. W
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 119
      Westmoreland County. THE DEPOSITION of THOMAS LEE being sworn sayeth that
      WILLIAM CHANDLER of the said County came to this Deponent to make his Will desireing this Deponent that it might be a secret for he said he was afraid of his Wife, and did not care to live with her, and he told this Deponent many things of his said Wife which were the reasons why he thought what the Law allowed her was enough and this Deponent minuted down the said CHANDLERs instructions which he after reduced into form and read it to the said CHANDLER which he approved of, signed and sealed and
      delivered it to this Deponent as his, the said CHANDLERs Last Will and Testament witnessed the same & took charge of it by the said CHANDLERS desire and some time about the middle of January last past, the said CHANDLER came to this Deponents House and then expressed himself satisfyed and desired that the said Will shou'd be his Last Will, only that he desired this Deponent to write it if he had time, and expressed his intentions (this entry is very faded); And this Deponent doth believe he mentioned then to him that he had sold the Servt. he gave to ELIZABETH COOPER that he desired her the use of the Negroe, Dick, during her life for her support but of this he is not absolutely sure but he very well remembers that in October last when this Deponent was very ill at his own house and he the said CHANLOR at Capt. HENRY LEE's that Capt LEE brought him a message that the said CHANLOR desired that alteration relating to ELIZABETH COOPER might be made but this Deponent was not able to goe to the said CHANLOR. The Will of the said CHANLOR to the sence and to the effect as follows. After the common form in relation to his Soul, he ordered his just debts to be paid. He gave his Wife what the Law gave her and in the manner the Law gave it her, the Negroes to return at her death to CHANLOR AWBREY. He gave his former Wife's Sister, ELIZABETH COOPER, for to relieve her from want the use of a white Servant. He gave Capt. HENRY LEE a horse, He gave to CHANLOR AWBREY his Godson and Grandson in Law all the rest of his Estate of what nature or kind soever on condition that he shou'd choose this Deponet for his Guardian, but if he refused and did not doe it (ink stain) before he was 21 or without issue, (on a new page the remainder of the entry is quite readable); then he gave the same Estate to SUSANH: APPLEYORD. He appointed Capt. HENRY LEE his Executor and this Deponent does verily beleive that this near the words he took from the mouth of the said CHANLOR, And this Deponent further says that he put the said Will in his Escrutoir with his own hand and that on the 29th night of January last the said CHANLORs Will was burnt and that he never told any person liveing that it was burnt until! after the said CHANLORs death; And he does veryly beleive that had the said CHANLOR known that the said Will was burnt, that he would have had it made anew, but this Deponent beleives the said CHANLOR had such a relyance on the care of this Deponent that he might beleive if his Will had been burnt that this Deponent would have told him of it, which this Deponent did desire to doe soe soon as he had an opportunity to speak to him but that he had no sort of conversation as he remembers with the said CHANLOR from the time the Will was burnt nor did he ever see him but once at Church after the misfortune happened
      THOMAS LEE
      Westmoreld. ss. At a Court continued & held for the sd. County the 31st day of July 1729 The Last Will & Testament of WILLIAM CHANDLER, deced., as set forth in this Deposition of Coll. THOMAS LEE, was presented into Court by Capt. HENRY LEE, the Executor therein named, who made Oath thereto, and being proved by the sd. Deposition, is admitted to Record Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the 15th day of August 1729
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 2; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 249
      THIS INDENTURE made this Twenty ninth day of July in the year of our Lord 249a God one thousand seven hundred and thirty four, Between ISAAC ALLERTON of Cople Parish in Westmorland County, Gent. of one part and ROBERT TIDWELL of the same Parish and County, Planter, of other part; Witnesseth that ISAAC ALLERTON, Gent. in consideration of the sum of five shillings currant money of Virginia to him in hand paid by ROBERT TIDWELL. whereof he doth hereby acknowledge the receipt hath and by these presents cloth bargain and sell unto ROBERT TIDWELL and assigns a certain tract of land with every of their appurtenances containing One hudnred seventy three acres situate in Parish and County aforesaid and on Westward side of MACHOTICK RIVER and within the bounds of a Patent for five hundred acres granted unto ISAAC ALLERTON dated the 28th day of March 1662 and part of two hundred acres given and bequeathed by WILLOUGHBY NEWTON {sic Allerton}, Gent.. late of the aforesaid County, deceased, unto his Daughter, ELIZABETH, as by his Last Will and Testament dated the Sixteenth day of January 1723/4 and was purchased by ISAAC ALLERTON, party to these presents, of MATHEW ZUILL, Gent., who married the aforesaid ELIABETH as by Deed from the said MATHEW ZUILL and ELIZABETH his Wife bearing date the Eleventh day of July 1734 and the said One hundred seventy three acres of land is bounded; Begining at a marked Gum tree standing on North Northwest side of a Cove and corner to a parcel of land purchaed out of the said Patent by WILLIAM ROCHESTER and extending then S. S. E 144 poles to an old black Walnut tree on an Oystershell Point on the side of MACHOTICK RIVER and on the lower side the mouth of a Cove, then up the River and binding therewith the several courses and meanders thereof reduced to a right line S. 16d. W. 216 poles to the Land of CHANDLER AWBREY, thence along his line N. N. W. 160 poles to a marked Pine tree and red Oak sapling corner to the Land of said AWBREY and the Land of WILLIAM ROCHESTER, thence along ROCHESTER's line N. 18d. E. 177 poles to a Ceder Stake, still continueing along said ROCHESTER's line N. 56d. E. 32 poles to a red Oak, thence N. 61d. E. 16 poles to a Pine tree, then N. 26d. E. 9 poles to the begining, To have and to hold the Land with appurtenances unto ROBERT TIDWELL and assigns to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transfering uses into possession ROBERT TIDWELL may be in the actual possession of the land and inabled to take a Release of the same; In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents their hands and seals interchangeably have sett the day and year first above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of
      MATTHEW ZUILL ISAAC ALLERTON
      JAMES THOMAS JUNR
      WILLIAM his mark LANE
      Westmorland ss. At a Court held for the said County the 27th day of August 1734 ISAAC ALLERTON, Gent., personally acknowledged this Deed of Lease of Land by him passed to ROBERT TIDWELL to be his proper act and deed whith at the instance of the said TIDWELL is admitted to Record
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.,
      Recorded the 28th day of August 1734, pr. G. T., C. C. W.

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