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

Benjamin Edwards

Male Abt 1720 - Aft 1760  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Edwards 
    Born Abt 1720  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1760  Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I036558  Tree1
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2020 

    Father William Edwards,   b. Bef 1692, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1746, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 56 years) 
    Mother Mary {Unproven} Hayden,   b. Bef 1700, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1746, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years) 
    Married Bef 1716  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Gray,   b. Bef 1734,   d. Aft 1760, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 28 years) 
    Married 1750  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F21198  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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      1753-1773 King George Co., Va - Deed Book; pp. 516-519
      Indenture made 31st August 1762/1st September 1763 between BOLES BALTHROP of county Westmoreland and parish Washington and AARON GRIGSBY of county King George and parish Brunswick .. by deeds of lease and release.. for One hundred and sixty two pounds Ten shillings .. sold land now in occupation of Aaron Grigsby part in parish Brunswick King George County & part in Westmoreland County & part in Stafford County containing 137 acres .. it being one half of tract of land granted to THOMAS HARVEY late of county Richmond Deceased for 220 acres .. by deed dated 20th July 1697 and since divided equally betwixt WILLIAM WHEELER late of county Westmoreland deceased and FRANCIS BALTHROP late of county King George deced .. corner HORATIO DADE .. corner land formerly belonging BENJA. EDWARDS .. corner WILLIAM FITZHUGH ..
      Presence Harris Hooe, Bolestier Balthrop
      Winny x Balthrop, Enoch Strother
      At a court held 1st September 1763 Deeds of lease and release
      admitted to record.

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