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

Amy Magrah

Female Bef 1659 - 1745  (> 86 years)


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  • Name Amy Magrah 
    Born Bef 1659  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Jun 1745  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I038873  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 

    Family ID F50758  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Gatewood,   b. Abt 1640, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1706/07, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 1675  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Gatewood,   b. 1675, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1750/51, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Frances Gatewood,   b. Between 1680 and 1689, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 22 Mar 1748/49, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     3. Thomas Gatewood,   b. Bef 1687, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1748/49, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years)
     4. Amy Gatewood,   b. Bef 1689, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1749, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years)
     5. Sarah Gatewood,   b. Aft 1690, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1744, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years)
     6. Richard Gatewood,   b. 1692, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1730, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     7. William Gatewood,   b. Abt 1695, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1743/44, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     8. James Gatewood,   b. 1700, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1783, Caroline County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     9. Francis Gatewood,   b. Abt 1702, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Henry Gatewood,   b. 1692, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1777, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - will date Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F22186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joseph Baker,   b. Bef 1659,   d. 15 Nov 1720, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 61 years) 
    Married Abt 1708  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F22189  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Title Baker, Amy [Amey].
      Publication 1745.
      Gen. note Part of index to Essex County Wills and Administrations (1692-1800)
      Note p. 335-337. Will pro. 18 June 1745.
      p. 337-339. Adms. bond rec. 18 June 1745.
      p. 345-349. Inv. & appr. rec. 16 July 1745.
      p. 357. Inv. appr. rec. 20 Aug. 1745.
      p. 474. Inv. rec. 19 Aug. 1746.
      Note Wills No. 7, 1743-1747 (Reel 43)
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      1743-1747 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 7; [The Virginia Genealogist-John Frederick Dorman]; Page 335-37. Will of Amy Baker of Essex County and Parish of Southfarnham, being sick and weak of body, dated 4 April 1744.
      To my grand daughter Amy Gatewood the daughter of my son James Gatewood one Negro boy Bristol and girl Frank together with my tract of land called Norths hole, also a feather bed and furniture, also one cow and calf, one iron pott and a sow and piggs.
      To my grand daughter Ann Gatewood the daughter of my son James Gatewood one Negro woman Jenny, boy Will.
      If either of my grand daughters should die and leave no lawful issue her part to go to the survivor.
      To my grandson Benjamin Gatewood the son of my son James Gatewood the tract of land that I now live on and a Negro Guy.
      To my grandson James Gatewood the son of my son James Gatewood one Negro Essex and a Negro Sarah.
      All my wearing cloaths to be equally divided between my three daughters Frances Arnold, Amy Scott and Sarah Farguson.
      To Katharine Gatewood the widow of my son William Gatewood one gold ring of twenty shillings price.
      My grand daughter Amy the daughter of my son John Gatewood one gold ring.
      All the rest to be equally divided between my seven children John Gatewood, Thomas Gatewood, Henry Gatewood, James Gatwood, Frances Arnold, Amy Scott and Sarah Farguson.
      My two sons Thomas Gatwood and James Gatewood executors.
      Amy (A) Baker
      Wit: Thomas Barker, Mary (M) Anderson.
      18 June 1745. Presented in Court by Thomas and James Gatewood executors and proved by all the witnesses.
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      1743-1747 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 7; [The Virginia Genealogist-John Frederick Dorman]; Page 337-39. Bond of James and Thomas Gatewood as administrators [sic] of Amy Baker. For 1000 current money. 18 June 1745.
      Securities, John Hunt and John Upshaw.
      James Gatewood
      Thos. Gatewood
      John Hunt
      18 June 1745. Acknowledged by James Gatewood, Thomas Gatewood, John Hunt and John Upshaw.
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      1743-1747 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 7; [The Virginia Genealogist-John Frederick Dorman]; Page 345-49. Mrs. Amy Baker. Inventory. Made pursuant to order of 18 June 1745. Appraisers sworn before Capt. Alexr. Parker, Gent. No total valuation; includes ten Negroes valued at 293.10.0.
      John Allen
      William Dix
      Benja. Waggener
      Signed by Thos. Gatewood and James Gatewood, executors.
      16 July 1745. Returned.
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      1743-1747 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 7; [The Virginia Genealogist-John Frederick Dorman]; Page 357. Amy Baker. Additional inventory. 20 Aug. 1745. No total valuation. Signed by Thomas and James Gatewood, executors.
      20 Aug. 1745. Returned.
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      1743-1747 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 7; [The Virginia Genealogist-John Frederick Dorman]; Page 474. Mrs. Amy Baker. Additional inventory of crop of tobacco and Indian corn.
      Signed by Thos. and James Gatewood, executors.
      19 Aug. 1746. Returned.


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      Children of Amy Magrah or McGraw and John Gatewood are:

      i. John Gatewood Jr. was born 1675 in Rappahannock Co. VA, and died 1750 in Essex Co. VA. He married Catherine Webb, daughter of William Webb and Catherine Young. She died 1762.

      ii. Richard Gatewood was born ABT 1681, and died Sep 1730. He married Rachel Kemp, daughter of Richard Kemp and Eleanor Willis. She was born 3 Apr 1696, and died 1720.

      iii. Frances Gatewood was born ABT 1685 in Rappahannock Co. VA, and died AFT 1745. She married Henry Shackelford BEF 25 Mar 1708 in Essex Co. VA, son of Roger Shackelford and Mary Palmer. She married James Arnold AFT 1744.

      iv. Amy Gatewood was born 1685. She married John Burnett. He was born 1660, and died May 1718.

      v. James Gatewood was born ABT 1690 in Southfarmington Pa. Essex Co. VA, and died ABT 1783 in Caroline Co.VA. He married Penelope Fullerton. She died in Caroline Co.VA.

      vi. Henry Gatewood was born 1692, and died 1777. He married Dorothy Dudley 1714 in Spotsylvania Co. VA, daughter of Richard Dudley III and Elizabeth Saxe. She was born 1695 in VA, and died 1751 in Spotsylvania Co. VA. He married Tabitha Collins, daughter of Joseph Collins and Susannah Lewis. She was born AFT 1730.

      vii. William Gatewood was born ABT 1698 in South Farnham Pa. Essex Co. VA, and died Mar 1743 in Essex Co. VA. He married Catherine Carter.

      viii. Thomas Gatewood was born ABT 1688 in South Farnham Pa. Essex Co. VA, and died 1748 in Essex Co. VA. He married Elizabeth Dudley 10 Dec 1716 in Essex Co. VA, daughter of Richard Dudley III and Elizabeth Saxe. She was born 1692 in King & Queen Co. VA, and died 1765 in VA.

      ix. Sarah Gatewood was born ABT 1700 in South Farnham Pa. Essex Co. VA, and died 1781 in Mecklenberg Co. VA. She married John Farguson ABT 1715. He was born ABT 1685 in Essex Co. VA, and died 22 Apr 1769 in Essex Co. VA.
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      1717-1722 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Settlements, No. 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 220-23.
      Will of Joseph Baker of Southfarnham Parish in the County of Essex, merchant, being sick and week in body, dated 20 Sept. 1720.
      Unto and for the only use of the upper Church of Southfarnham Parish one silver salver of five pounds sterling price to be purchased and delivered within two years after my decease.
      Unto George Treble all the tobacco he oweth unto me.
      Unto Thomas Boarn one half of the tobacco he now stands justly indebted unto me.
      Unto Thoms Dix, the widow Olive and the widow Aires half the sums of tobacco that each standeth justly indebted to me.
      Unto Peter Godfrey for his cares. and trouble of me all the medicines I have now sent for to England and my best saddle and bridle.
      Unto John the son of Peter and Elizabeth Godfrey the sum of ten pounds sterling within twelve months, after the decease of my beloved wife Amy.
      Unto Elizabeth Bradbourn the sum of two hundred pounds of tobacco the value to be paid unto her in goods.
      Unto my sister Ann White twenty thousand pounds of tobacco to be shipt on the proper account and risque of her and her husband Richard White living in London.
      Unto my sister Anne and her husband Richard White all the moneys and effects they have in their hands of mine.
      Unto my sister Elizabeth Hart twenty thousand pounds of tobacco.
      My said sister Anne liveing in Cow Lane in West Smithfield, London, with Richard White a cloath maker and my sister Elizabeth liveing with him.
      Unto my Godson Joseph Gatewood my Negro man called,Tom. to be delivered unto his guardian or trustees until he comes of age. Also my Negro girl Sue after my wife's decease.
      Unto Wm. Gatewood two cows and calves; my intent and meaning is Wm the son of John Gatewood deceased..
      Unto John Ferguson one gold ring of the value-and coat of twenty shillings.
      Unto Henry Gatewood one new suit of drugt cloaths.
      Unto James Gatewood my son in law, all the land and plantation I bought of Thomas Wheeler, yet so as he shall not debarr his mother from useing any part of the said land during her natural life.
      Unto all the rest of my wife's children not before mentioned, to each a gold ring of the value and cost of twenty shillings.
      Unto Thomas Bell one half of the tobacco. he now justly standeth indebted unto me.
      Unto Anthony North my best suit of wareing apparel'.
      Unto my beloved wife all the rest of my estate. -
      William Allen receive and mark all the tobacco shipt home for the use of my sisters.
      My beloved wife Amy and John Gatewood executors. In case my wife dies before, my will is fulfilled, I. appoint Mr.- William Johnson and' executor.
      Joseph, Baker
      Wit: Pr. Godfrey, Anthony North, John Alt.
      15 Nov, 1720. Presented in Court by Amy Baker, executrix. Proved by Anthony North and John Alt .
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      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 5.
      Will of Thomas Magrah [Magrath?] of Southfarnham Parish in Essex County, planter, being very sick and weak in body, dated 21 Nov 1722.
      To James Gatewood ten pound Current -money of Virginia.
      Unto John Gatewood. Senr. four pounds of current money.
      Fillip Gatewood the son of John Gatewood my mare.
      James Gatewood 800 pounds of tobacco.
      David Scott 500 pounds of tobacco
      James Gatewood twenty yards of ozenbriggs.
      James Gatewood. thirty shillings that David Barrick owes to me
      To James Gatewood all my rum that is in my chest only letting David Scott have one pottle of the rum.
      To James Gatewood all and every part and parcel of my estate
      My friend James Gatewood executor.
      Thomas (T) Magrah
      Wit: Amy Baker, David Scott
      18. Dec. 1722. Presented in court by James Gatewood. Proved by Amy Baker and David Scott
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 188-90.
      2 Feb. 1708/9. Francis Meriwethers of Essex County to Amy Gatewood of same, widdow. For 60. 250 acres that Francis Meriwether purchased of William Stone of Richmond County, in Southfarnham Parish ... on the south side of Hoskins his creek ... on Jno. Gatewood's line in Thomas Wheeler's line ... in Mary Grigory's line
      Francis Meriwether
      Wit: Erasmus Allen, Joseph Baker.
      10 Feb. 1708/9. Acknowledged by Francis Meriwether. Robert Beverley by virtue of a letter of attorney from Mary Meriwether wife of Francis, relinquished her right of dower.
      10 Feb. 1708/9. Bond of Francis Meriwether of Southfarnham Parish, Essex County, unto Amy Gatewood, widdow, of same.
      For 120. To fulfill covenants in deed.
      Francis Meriwether
      Wit: Joseph Baker, Erasmus Allen.
      10 Feb. 1708/9. Acknowledged.
      10 Feb. 1708/9, Mary Meriwether the wife of Fra. Meriwether of Southfarnham Parish, Essex County, appoint Robert Beverley my attorney to relinquish my right of dower.
      Mary Meriwether
      Wit: Wm. Killingley, William Smith.
      10 Feb. 1708/9. Proved by Wm. Killingley and Wm. Smith.
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 319.
      9 May 1710. Joseph Baker and Amy his wife of Southfarnham Parish, Essex County, to William Compton of same. For 65. 250 acres which Amy Baker purchased in her widowhood of Mr. Francis Meriwether of said parish, Gent., in said parish on the south side of Hoskins' Creek ... on John Meador's line ... John Gatewood's line ... Thomas Wheeler's line ... Mary Gregory's line ... Joseph Baker
      Amy (A) Baker
      Wit: Thomas Bell, Richard (X) Jones.
      10 May 1710. Acknowledged by Joseph Baker and Amy Baker wife to Joseph.
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      1718-1721 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 296.
      16 May 1721. Amy Baker of Southfarnham Parish, Essex County, for the natural love, good will and effection I bear towards my loving son Richard Gatewood. 50 acres upon the lower side of a great swamp which goes into a little creek that comes out of Horskins Creek on the, south side of the said creek ...
      Amy (x) Baker
      Wit: Ephraim Paget, John Fargeson, James Gatewood. 16 May 1721. Acknowledged by Amy Baker
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      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 6-10
      THIS INDENTURE made the Ninth/Tenth day of February in the year 1721 Between ANTHONY NORTH of Southfarnham Parish in ye County of Essex Plantr. of one part & AMY BAKER of Parish and County aforesd Widow Witnesseth that sd Anthony North for sum Sixty pounds Currt, money of Virginia paid by sd Amy Baker doth grant unto Amy Baker 100 acres of land being part of a tract of 270 acres belonging unto Anthony North beginning at an old Stump by the side of a creek commonly called the Mill Creek runing from thence South to two white oaks in the mouth of a branch adjoyning to MILL's Pattent from thence South to an ash in the mouth of the aforesd branch thence South to an hickory in WILLIAM GREENHILLs line in his old field from thence South to a white oak in sd Wm. Greenalls Spring branch to the said Mill Creek (which sd branch is ye Division between the land herein mention'd to be sold & the remaindr. of sd Anthony Norths land) thence along the sd Mill Creek to the first beginning which said premises are being on the South side of the Mill Creek in Parish aforesaid & were lately in possession of the said Anthony North or his assigns to hold sd 100 acres of land without any condition except a Lease for one third part of the premises made unto ALEXANDR WATSON for nine years Six of which are yett unexpired & undetermined of which the sd Amy Baker is already foreprized ...
      Presence of PR. GODFREY, Anthony North
      JOHN WEBB
      At a Court held for Essex County the 20th February 1721
      This Deed of Lease & Release is admitted to record.
      KNOW ALL MEN That I Anthony North of Southfarnham Parish in County of Essex Plantr do stand indebted to Amy Baker of same in sum of one hundred & twenty pounds Currt. money of Virginia this tenth day of February 1721.
      The Condition of this Obligation is that Amy Baker shall from henceforth peacably enjoy all that tract of land mentioned to be sold by Anthony North to Amy Baker & said Amy Baker hereby discharges sd Anthony North all manner of Estates titles charges done by sd Anthony North except a Lease of one third part thereof made then this obligation to be void & of none effect or else to be in full force.
      Presence of PR. GODFREY, Anthony North
      JOHN WEBB
      At a Court held for Essex County the 20th February 1721
      This Bond admitted to record

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