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

William Edwards

Male 1687 - Abt 1755  (68 years)


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  • Name William Edwards 
    Born 1687  Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 27 May 1755  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I036532  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Family 1 Anne Harrison,   b. 1680, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1707, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 1706  Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F21241  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Nichollson Hayden,   b. Bef 1698, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1712  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Edwards,   b. 1713, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Elizabeth Edwards,   b. Abt 1716, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1768, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     3. John Edwards,   b. 1716, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Hayden Edwards,   b. 16 Mar 1715/16, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1803, Bourbon County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Rebecca Edwards,   b. Abt 1718, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Benjamin Edwards,   b. Abt 1720, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1760, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
     7. Martha Edwards,   b. Abt 1722, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Jeanette Edwards,   b. Abt 1724, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F15945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 10; 1744-1748 {Antient Press}: pp 270-271
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come. I WILLIAM EDWARDS of County of Westmorland in the Dominion and Colony of Virginia send Greeting in our Lord God everlasting; KNOW YE that I WILLIAM EDWARDS in consideration of the love good will and natural affection which I have and do bear unto my well beloved Son, HADEN EDWARDS, have and by these presents do give and grant unto HADEN EDWARDS his heirs, one Negroe Woman named NELL and her increase for ever: Also I give and grant unto HADEN EDWARDS one oval table, also two feather beds with their furniture; KNOW YE Further that I WILLIAM EDWARDS in consideration of the love good will and natural affection which I have and do bear unto my well beloved Son, BENJAMIN EDWARDS, have and by these presents do give unto BENJAMIN EDWARDS one Negro (or in lieu of the said Negro forty pounds current money of Virginia) to BENJAMIN EDWARDS his heirs. I algo give and grant unto BENJAMIN EDWARDS two feather beds with their furniture, in token whereof I have delivered unto BENJAMIN EDWARDS one Bolster part of the furniture one of the beds; KNOW YE Further that I WILLIAM EDWARDS have and by these presents do freely give and grant unto HADEN EDWARDS and BENJAMIN EDWARDS the remainder of my goods chattles
      houshold stuff, goods, wares ready money of debts and all other things to me belonging which I may justly claim as in right my own whether alive or dead being my Real Estate in whose custody or possession soever the same or any part may be found: as well in the tenement where I now dwell as in any place or tenement, to be equally divided between HADEN EDWARDS and BENJAMIN EDWARDS; To have and to hold the goods
      wares ready money or debts houshold stuff and implements and all other premises each is proper moiety of the same reserving unto me WILLIAM EDWARDS the use of the property during the natural life of me WILLIAM EDWARDS and after my decease I do confirm unto HADEN EDWARDS and BENJAMIN EDWARDS and each of their heirs the moiety unto each assigned as I WILLIAM EDWARDS have absolutely and of my own accord set and put forth these presents in further Testimony thereof. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set mv hand and seal this Twenty fifth day of November in the Twentieth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second and in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and forty six
      Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of
      RICHARD LEE, WM. U. DAVIS, WILLIAM his mark EDWARDS
      F STURMAN
      Westmorland Sct. At a Court held for the said County the 25th day of November 1746
      WILLIAM EDWARDS personally acknowledged this Deed of Gift by him passed to his Sons, HADEN and BENJAMIN EDWARDS (for Negroes &c.) to be his proper act and deed, and on Motion of the said HEADEN and BENJAMIN the same is admitted to Record
      Test GEORGE LEE, C. C, W,
      Recorded the 4th day of December 1746, pr. G. L.. C. C. W.

      In book 10, pages 271-272, dated 25 Nov. 1746, there is a deed of gift from William Edwards of Washington parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia, to his son Benjamin Edwards, for 100 acres of land whereon said William now lives. In book 13, page 292, dated 20 April 1760 it is stated: Benjamin Edwards of Loudoun County, Colony of Virginia, ordinary keeper, conveyed this same above mentioned 100 acres of land to Anne Grigsby.
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      1735-1743 King George County Deed Book 2 (Antient Press); pp. 337-340
      Indenture made 30th April/1st May 1741 between JOHN JETT of county Westmoreland and WILLIAM JETT of county King George .. by deeds of lease & release .. for sum Ten pounds current money of Virginia sold 170 acres binding on the North West side of a Swamp call'd Fork Swamp now known by the name of the Head Swamp of Monroes Dam & now in possession of WILLIAM EDWARDS and MARY EDRINGTON which land was formerly the Estate of WILLIAM JETT and by (his) last will & testament dated 27th May 1695 bequeath'd to PETER JETT Deceas'd and Heirs .. and for want of such Heirs .. to his Surviving Brother whereby it is become the proper Estate of John Jett party to these presents ..
      Presence Thos: Vivion, John Jett
      Cha: Dean, Thos. Ammon
      At a court held 1st May 1741 .. Deeds of lease & release and Receipt for consideration money recorded.

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