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

William Robinson

Male Abt 1727 -


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  • Name William Robinson 
    Born Abt 1727  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I039296  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father Maximillian Robinson,   b. Abt 1706, Sittingbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1777, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Alice Thornton,   b. Abt 1710, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1742, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married 1727  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Watts,   b. Abt 1731, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Robinson,   b. Abt 1752, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1783, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F22453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~darburns/elkins/reports/chrono2.html
      URL title: Elkins Genealogy
      Note:
      Know all men ... I John Ashton, the elder, of Parish Washington County, Westmoreland, am held and firmly bound unto Francis Thornton of the County King George in the penal sum of Two hundred pounds, current money ... ( ) 1768. Whereas Richard Watts, late of county Westmoreland, died, seized of a parcel of land in county King George which upon his death, intestate, descended to Mary the wife of John Ashton, now deceased & to Ann, the wife of William Robinson, Gent. of county King George, in copossession and whereas John Ashton and Mary, his wife in her lifetime and William Robinson and Anne his wife, has executed a deed of conveyance of the parcel of land to Francis Thornton, late of county King George which deed having been executed in the infancy of Mary, one moiety of the land descended to Chas Ashton, her eldest son and heir at Law in whom the title thereof now is and Whereas John Ashton hereby acknowledging to have received from Francis Thornton full payment for Mary's moiety is desirous of securing the title in the land to Francis Thornton, deceased, or to secure him that he may be indemnified in case he should be evicted of the said moiety of land by Chas Ashton ... indemnify him ... obligation to be void ... Presence of Willm Bernard, Francis Wilson; Signed: John Ashton

      Deed proved 7 May 1772, Deed Book 5, page 126
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      WILL OF WILLIAM THORNTON, JUNIOR
      In the Name of God Amen. I William Thornton of the County of King George and Parish of Brunswick being sick and weak in body but of sound perfect and disposing mind memory and understanding praised be Almighty God for the same, Do make and declare this my last Will & Testament in manner and form following.
      Item: I lend unto my Honoured Mother Frances Thornton during her natural life the two under mentioned slaves (Viz) Ceaser and Jenny and my will also is that my said Mother shall have the sole use and benefit of the said two slaves and their labour as long as she lives and after her decease I bequeath the said two slaves (if living) to my Dearly Beloved Wife Mary Thornton.
      Item: To my Dearly Beloved Wife Mary Thornton aforesaid I give and bequeath the following slaves (Viz) Old Tom, Great Jack, Daphey, Bristol, Judy, Lettice, Glascoe, Phillis, Rose, Frank, Tom at the Marsh, Harry, Sarah, Belfast, Bess, Mingo, Juno and Pompey, the said slaves with all future increase I give to her and heirs for-ever. I also give to my said wife all my houshold furniture and after my Mother's decease I give her all that she is then in possession of that was left by my Father, also all my wearing apparel and watch together with one half of my stock (Viz.) kine, sheep, horses and hogs, And my will and desire is that she have the benefit of the house I at present live in with all the plantation and land thereunto belonging lying on the north side of the Main Road (the house my Mother lives in and the garden excepted). But after my Mother's decease my will is that she may have and enjoy them also during life aforesaid.
      Item; To my daughter and only child Lucy Thornton I give and bequeath all the rest of my slaves with their increase to her and her heirs forever. Also I give her one half of my stock (Viz) kine, sheep, horses and hogs but my desire is that the whole stock be kept together as long as my child shall live with and be under her Mother's care and be for the future support of them and my Mother. And my will is that if they grow too numerous that the profits arising from the sale of any of them be equally divided between my wife and child aforesaid as long as they shall be kept together but if on any account my child shall be removed from her Mother and have a guardian appointed then I desire that the stock aforesaid may be equally divided also and ever after kept separate but they shall furnish each an equal proportion for the support of my Mother's house keeping in as handsome and plentiful a manner as she shall desire.
      Item: To my nephew William Robinson I give a Silver hilted Sword, a handsome Trooping saddle and furniture, a pair of fine brass barrel'd pistols and a pair of pocket pistols.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my Honour'd Uncle Francis Thornton of Caroline County my Stallion or Thirty Pistoles which I agreed to sell him for if Mr. Maximilian Robinson likes him.
      And my will also is that after my just debts are paid all the ready money I have and all debts due to me that can be recovered may be equally divided between my said wife and child.
      Item: To my only daughter and child Lucy Thornton I give and bequeath all my lands whatsoever except the plantation whereon I now live and all the land thereunto belonging lying on the north side of the Main Road which I allot for her Mother during her life but after her decease I give her that also, the said land aforesaid I give to my daughter Lucy Thornton to her and heirs forever. And in case she shall happen to die without heirs of her body be-gotten as aforesaid, Then my will is that the land aforesaid shall descend to my nephew William Robinson to him and his heirs forever.
      As I apprehend there is no occasion for appraising my estate, I desire it may be omitted. And Lastly I constitute and appoint my Honoured Uncle Francis Thornton of Caroline County and my Loving Brother in Law John Taliaferro of Spotsylvania County Executors of this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all other Wills and Testaments heretofore by me made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this Seventeenth day of October One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Three.
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      William Thornton *Seale*
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      Sign'd Seal'd Published & Declared ) as and for my Last Will and Testament in the Presence of

      Ignatius West
      His
      Bryan [ BC ] Chadwell
      Mark
      Her
      Eliza [B] Minton
      Mark

      At a Court held for King George County the 2. day of March 1743 [1743/4].
      The Last Will & Testament of William Thornton, Deceased, was presented into Court by Francis Thornton, his Executor, who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of Ignatius West and Elizabeth Minton and admitted to record, the said Francis Thornton having with John Champe, Gent., entred into Bond in 2000 for the same.
      Harry Turner Cl: Cur:
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      Will of William THORNTON

      In the Name of God Amen. I William THORNTON of King George County and Parish of Brunswick, Gentleman, being sick and weak in body but of sound perfect and disposing mind memory and understanding.
      Praised be Almighty God for the same, do make and declare this my Last Will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and by the Merits of his son Jesus Christ my Redeemer I hope for the Enjoyments of a Heavenly Being.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto Frances ROBINSON my granddaughter the following slaves, Punch, Venus and her child Lucy, Hannah, Primus, Cato Mingo, Jack and Dafeny. I also give unto my said granddaughter all that tract or parcel of land in Prince William County at the Great Marsh whereon William Hackney and John Jones now live containing five hundred acres of land more or less.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my grandson William ROBINSON THE following slaves Dick, Winney, Milley, Jolly, Dick, Edinborough, Plato, Phill and Sambo. I also give unto my said grandson William Robinson fifteen hundred acres of land in Prince William County, Virginia, the uppermost part of my land binding upon Tin Pot Run.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving brother Francis THORNTON of Caroline County One Hundred Pounds Current Money.
      Item: At the day of my death I do acquit and discharge my loving friend John Steward from all debts, dues and demands.
      Item: Give unto Anne Redman the sum of Thirty Five Pounds Current Money to be paid in provisions on this plantation or money as the said Anne Redman shall like best.
      Item: I give unto my kind friend the Reverend Mr. Daniel McDonald a book called Usebuss History of the Church. As I apprehend there is no occasion of appraising my estate, I desire it may be omitted. All the rest and residue of my estate I give unto my dearly beloved wife Frances ROBINSON and my only son William ROBINSON
      in due proportions as the law shall direct.

      Lastly I do appoint my loving brother Francis Thornton and my only son William THORNTON EXECUTORS OF THIS MY Last Will and Testament heretofore by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this third day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred & Forty Two. Signed Sealed Published & Declared as for my Last Will & Testament in William THORNTON the Presence of
      Elias SHARP John HOBBY
      William (His Mark) COCKRIL

      At a Court held for King George County the 4th day of March 1742/43
      The Last Will and Testament of William Thornton, Gentleman, Deceased, was presented into court by Frances and William THORNTON his executors, who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of Elias Sharp and William COCKRILL and admitted to Record.
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      VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND; The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, pp 360; WIILLAM3 ROBINSON, of King George, was a vestryman. of Hanover parish, a signer of the Northern Neck Declaration of 1766, and of the County Committee of Safety 1774-75. His wife was Ann, probably daughter of Richard Watts, of Westmoreland. A deed, 1770 (?) recites that Richard Watts, late of Westmoreland, possessed a tract of land in King George which, at his death, descended to Mary ("now dead") wife of John Ashton, and to Ann, wife of Wm Robinson, gent, of King George. The will of Wm Robinson Feb 17, [date of year missing from copy], bequeathed 750 to his daughter Alice and the rest of his estate to his son William.

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