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

Sarah Ayres

Female Bef 1616 - 1656  (> 40 years)


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  • Name Sarah Ayres 
    Born Bef 1616  Barmondsey, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 Oct 1656  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I034366  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Family Ayres 
    Family ID F00256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William "Corotoman" Clapham,   b. 1610, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Nov 1664, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 54 years) 
    Married 1633  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Clapham,   b. 1633, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1660, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     2. William {Addl Records} Clapham,   b. 1633, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1660, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F16637  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      James Hughes 2006-06-02 11:46:37
      Ayres Family

      A Richard Eyres of Barmondsey, Surrey, citizen and leatherseller of London left a will dated 8 August 1646. One bequest was to Sarah wife of William Clapham of Virginia and her children [one William Clapham was granted land on the south side of the Rappahannock river in 1650]. In 1655 John Ayres patented 200 acres on the South side of the Rappahannock River adjoining William Clapham (Rappahannock Co. Va.).
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      RICHARD Ayres of Barmondsey, Surrey, citizen and leatherseller of London. will 8 August 1646; proved 16 February 1647/ 8. To be buried in East end of Barmondsey church yard.
      To William Sowter als Salter, citizen and merchant taylor, 5 I owe of his wife's portion. To his wife Sarah Meel Salter 20s.
      To his two daughters Johane and Rebecca 5s. apiece.
      To wife Alice freeholde dwelling purchased of Sir William Withins of Eltham, Kent, kt., and Dame Marie his wife for life of Alice, then to Sarah Meel Sowter als Salter above named, reserving 40 which I give to Sarah wife of William Clapham of Virginia and her children.
      Rest to wife Alice, executrix. witnesses :
      James Hallam, Thomas Borden, William Rheanes.
      Essex, 18.

      [The following grants appear in the Virginia Land Office:
      (1) Henry Lee and William Clapham, 250 acres on Crotoman river, August 20, 1650
      (2) William Clapham, 1,000 acres on the south side of Rappahannock river, August 20,1650;
      (3) Mr. George Clapham, 670 acres on the south side of Fork river at the narrows. He was a head-right and Roger Penn another, December 24, 1652. William Clapham, of wanesquoiake (Isle of Wight), planter, made a deed to Roger Bagnall, August 3rd, 1635. William Clapham, Sr., with five tithables and William Clapham, Jr., with seven were residents of Lancaster county in 1654. " Mr. William Clapham, Sr.," was one of the collectors of the levy at this time, and William Clapham, Jr., had been chosen vestryman of the Lancaster north side parish on April 1, 1652.]
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      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=320&last=&g_p=P4&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Brennett, James.
      Publication 6 October 1658.
      Gen. note The Land was formerly patt. to John Ayres, datd. Octr. 24. 1655. See pa 5. of this book.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: County location not given.
      Description: 200 acres upon the south side of Rappahannock River: Beg.g upon a branch near adjoining to the land, of William Clapham.

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