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

Maximillian Robinson

Male Abt 1706 - 1777  (~ 71 years)


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  • Name Maximillian Robinson 
    Born Abt 1706  Sittingbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Feb 1777  King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I041667  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father William Robinson,   b. Bef 1673, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1742, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 69 years) 
    Mother Frances Bloomfield,   b. Bef 1684, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1737, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years) 
    Married Bef 1701  Sittingbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17075  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 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 
    Children 
     1. William Robinson,   b. Abt 1727, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Frances Robinson,   b. Abt 1733, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1742  (Age ~ 10 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F22454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah Fauntleroy,   b. 1726, Naylor's Hole, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1778, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married Bef 26 May 1746  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F23426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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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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      Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800, Page 300.
      Robinson, Capt. Maximillian & Thornton, [Alice]; c. 1727; groom was the only child of Col. Wm. (d. KGC 1742) & Francis Blomfield) Robinson; bride was a dau. of Col. Wm. Thornton (d. KGC 1742); groom mar. (2) Hannah Fauntleroy; (KGC WB A1:151, 153; MRC:260)
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      VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND; The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, pp 360... MAXAMELIAN ROBINSON, lived at various times in King George and Westmoreland. He was a justice of King George 1722-1751 and perhaps later. There is on record in King George a deed, dated Sept 8, 1733 from Maxamilian Robinson, of Washington parish, Westmoreland, conveying land in King George, which had been purchased by his grandfather Samuel Bloomfield. He married twice. The name of his first wife is unknown, the second was a daughter of Wm Fauntleroy, who in his will, dated 1757, names his grandson Henry Robinson. The will of Maxamilian Robinson, of King George, was dated Jan 4, 1775, and proved in that County Feb 1777. Legatees: his son Henry his lands in King George, and if he d. s. p. to the testator's son William, and if he d. s. p., to the heir of testator's deceased daughter, Alice Ford, provided said heir took the name Maxamilian Robinson; wife. Appoints friends and neighbors Thos Jett, and Mr Moore Fauntleroy the elder, my wife's brother, executors."
      Issue of Maxamilian Robinson (by 1st marriage): 3. William3 (of whom later), 4. Alice, married Ford; (by 2d marriage) 5. Henrys, d. s. p.
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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1, Part 1, (Antient Press); pp. 434
      To all Xtian People .. I WILLIAM ROBINSON of Parish of Sittenbourn
      King George County Gent. for valuable consideration more especially for naturall love for my beloved Son MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON .. grant 600 acres in Parish of Sittenbourn .. it being 1/2 tract of land I now dwell on including the Plantation and house I now live in formerly called Southens ferry .. I give to my Son .. following gifts .. Negroes, plats, Household goods and Cattle Sheep and hoggs; vizt. (names 15 Negroes), Silver spoons, one gallon tankard; tea pott & lamp; one Silver straner; one blew Canopy bed and furniture; a Dressing table & glass; Six black Cain chairs & yellow Canopy bed and furniture .. six gilt leather chairs flowered and a couch of the same; one Japand hanging cupboard .. all such I give unto my said Son .. 5th July 1727.
      Presence T. Turner, Wil: Robinson
      Jere. Murdock
      6th July 1727 .. Deed of Gift recorded.
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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1-A, (Antient Press); pp. 307-310
      Indenture 18th/19th August 1734 between THOMAS HUGHS & FRANCES his wife of Parish of Hanover King George County and MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON of same .. by deeds of lease & release .. for Fifty pounds current money sold 50 acres bounden marsh line; sd Hughs & Robinson; land formerly JOHN BIRKETTS deced and now DANIEL FRENCH; River bank .. which sd: 50 acres is part of patent granted to PETER MILLS for 400 acres which came to be the right of PETER MILLS his Son who dying without issue it descended to ANN and ELIZABETH his Sisters wch: ELIZABETH is the Mother of the within mentioned FRANCES HUGHS, party to these presents, who in her marriage with WILLIAM PANNIL and her part laid of by CHARLES SMITH Surveyor; the 12th April 1703 by agreem't; of those having right to the other half which sd: Land is where formerly THOMAS HUGHS lived & at the place where Southerigs ferry is kept ..
      Presence Clapham Richardson, Thom: Hughs
      Stephen Bowen, William Pannill Frances Hughs
      1st November 1734 .. Deeds of Lease & Release, Consideration money,
      Receipt .. sd Frances being Secretly examined .. recorded.
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      1743-1752 King George County Deed Book 3 (Antient Press); pp 76-77
      Indenture made 12th March 1744 between DAVID PANNEL of Hanover Parish King George County Planter & MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON of same Gent. .. for sum Fifteen pounds current money of Virginia .. doth sell unto said
      Robinson (in his actual possession now being by Virtue of Purchase made by him of one THOMAS HUGHS) land bounded .. Beginning at Main Road of King George County & running up with line of said Robinson .. the said parcel of land being left David Pannel in these words I give & bequeath to my Son David all my land lying on the North of the afsd Road now in the hands of WILLIAM PILKINGTON by Virtue of a Lease ..
      Presence John Payne, William Stone, David Pannell
      George Payne, Robt. Perry
      12th March 1744 .. Receipt consideration money.
      At a court held 4th October 1745... Release recorded.
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      Prince William Co VA Deed I 1745-1746, {Antient Press}, page 99-105
      THIS INDENTURE made the 28th and 29th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty six Between MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON of the County of KING GEORGE gent of one part and JOHN GRAHAM of the County of Prince William gent of other part Witnesseth that the said MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON for the sum of Eighty pounds current money of Virginia doth sell unto the said JOHN GRAHAM in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him made for one whole year and by force of the statute for transferring uses into possession) & to his heirs & assigns forever All that plantation or parcel of land being in the Parish of Dettingin in the County of Prince William on the lower side of OCCOQUAN RIVER and below the FALLS thereof containing Two hundred and forty acres of land being part of a PATENT granted to Mr. GEORGE MASON & Colo, WILLIAM ROBINSON (Father to him the said MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON party to these presents) by Deed from the Right Honourable CATHERINE LADY FAIRFAX Sole PROPRIETOR of the NORTHERN NECK of Virginia bearing date the Twenty sixth day of November in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventeen for 534 acres which PATENT was afterwards to wit on the Twenty fourth day of October in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighteen at the request and direction of the said GEORGE MASON & WILLIAM ROBINSON divided by THOMAS HOOPER Surveyor of STAFFORD COUNTY and said WILLIAM ROBINSONs part according to the said THOMAS HOOPERs Survey being as following beginning at a marked white Oak standing on the side of OCCOQUAN RIVER and on the lower side of the GRAVELLY RUN and extending thence S. W. to a great marked Pine on a hill thence S.W. to three black Oak saplins thence S. E. to a marked corner Pine dividing this and the said GEORGE MASONs part thence along the said dividing line No. E. to three corner marked white Oaks standing on the upper side of the head of OCCOQUAN CREEK and near the PATH that leads to Mr, MOSES LINTONs Plantation thence down the said Creek by the water course thereof to the mouth of the same thence up OCCOQUAN according to the several courses thereof to the beginning and all houses and appurtenances whatsoever belonging To Have and To Hold unto the said JOHN GRAHAM his heirs and assigns forever, In Witness whereof the said MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON hath set his hand and Seal
      in presence of JNO. HAMILTON, MAX. ROBINSON
      W KELLY, W YOUNG. THOS YOUNG
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William on the 26th day of May 1746
      This Lease Release and Receipt was proved by the oaths of JOHN HAMILTON, WILLIAM KELLY & THOMAS YOUNG three of the witnesses thereto to be the acts and deeds of the said MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON which are admitted to record
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON am held and firmly hound unto JOHN GRAHAM in the sum of One hundred & sixty pounds Current money the twenty eighth day of April in the Nineteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the second and in the year of our Lord 1746
      THE CONDITION of the above obligation is such that Whereas MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON hath by Deeds bearing equal date granted & sold unto JOHN GRAHAM for the consideration of Eighty pounds Current money of Virginia & one North British Servant of the value of Ten pounds current money one tract of land in the County of Prince William on the lower side of OCCOQUAN RIVER containing Two hundred & fifty acres of land If therefore the above bound MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON shall truly pay unto JOHN GRAHAM the consideration money in this Condition expressed in case said above named JOHN GRAHAM should be dispossessed of the lands so conveyed to him by any proceedings in Law that shall be adjudged against him that then this obligation to be void or else to remain
      in presence of JNO. HAMILTON, MAX: ROBINSON
      W. KELLY, W. YOUNG, THOS, YOUNG
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 26th day of May 1746 This bond was proved by the oaths of JOHN HAMILTON, WILLIAM KELLY gent and THOS. YOUNG three of the witnesses thereto to be the act & deed of the said MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON and admitted to record
      GEORGE the Second to SAMUEL SKINKER, THOMAS TURNER, JOHN CHAMP & JOSEPH MORTON or any two of then gentlemen of the County of KING GEORGE Know ye that we Trusting to your Fidelity and provident circumspection in privately Examining HANNAH the Wife of MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON gent of your County apart from her said Husand touching her consent to execute Deeds for conveying unto JOHN GRAHAM a parcel of land in the County of Prince William and in receiving the acknowledgement of the said HANNAH We command you that you cause to come before you the said HANNAH and Examine her touching the premises and her Examination to the Justices of our County Court of Prince William on the fourth Monday in May next you shall return. Witness PETER WAGENER Clerk of our said Court the twenty nineth day of April in the Nineteenth year of our reign P. WAGENER
      KING GEORGE SS. by virtue of the Commission hereunto annexed to us THOMAS TURNER and JOHN CHAMPE directed We have privately and apart from her husband examined HANNAH the Wife of MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON gent touching her free consent to the acknowledging deeds and upon our examination as aforesaid she the said HANNAH declares that she of her own free will and consent and without any compulsion of her husband did acknowledge the said Deeds as Witness our hands and seals this 8th day of May MDCCXLVI T. TURNER
      JOHN CHAMPE
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 26th day of May 1746 This Commission was return'd and ordered to be recorded
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      1753-1765 King George County Deed Book 4 (Antient Press); pp. 252-253
      Indenture made 30th June 1756 between JOSEPH STROTHER JUNR. of parish Hanover in county King George and MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON of same .. for One hundred pounds current money of Virginia .. sold parcel of land & Water mill which the said Joseph Strother Junr, bought of JOHN HENSHAW which land & mill were where THOMAS MUNROE lived & held & contains 83 acres .. Presence John Minton, Joseph Strother Junr.
      David Pannell, John x Tiller,
      Jno. Rogers
      At a court held 1st July 1756 .. Deed of Feoffment acknowledged and ordered to be recorded.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber I; 1745 - 1746; pp 99-105
      THIS INDENTURE made the 28th and 29th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty six Between MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON of the County of KING GEORGE gent of one part and JOHN GRAHAM of the County of Prince William gent of other part Witnesseth that the said MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON for the sum of Eighty pounds current money of Virginia doth sell unto the said JOHN GRAHAM in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him made for one whole year and by force of the statute for transferring uses into possession) & to his heirs & assigns forever All that plantation or parcel of land being in the Parish of Dettingin in the County of Prince William on the lower side of OCCOQUAN RIVER and below the FALLS thereof containing Two hundred and forty acres of land being part of a PATENT granted to Mr. GEORGE MASON & Colo, WILLIAM ROBINSON (Father to him the said MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON party to these presents) by Deed from the Right Honourable CATHERINE LADY FAIRFAX Sole PROPRIETOR of the NORTHERN NECK of Virginia bearing date the Twenty sixth day of November in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventeen for 534 acres which PATENT was afterwards to wit on the Twenty fourth day of October in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighteen at the request and direction of the said GEORGE MASON & WILLIAM ROBINSON divided by THOMAS HOOPER Surveyor of STAFFORD COUNTY and said WILLIAM ROBINSONs part according to the said THOMAS HOOPERs Survey being as following beginning at a marked white Oak standing on the side of OCCOQUAN RIVER and on the lower side of the GRAVELLY RUN and extending thence S. W. to a great marked Pine on a hill thence S.W. to three black Oak saplins thence S. E. to a marked corner Pine dividing this and the said GEORGE MASONs part thence along the said dividing line No. E. to three corner marked white Oaks standing on the upper side of the head of OCCOQUAN CREEK and near the PATH that leads to Mr, MOSES LINTONs Plantation thence down the said Creek by the water course thereof to the mouth of the same thence up OCCOQUAN according to the several courses thereof to the beginning and all houses and appurtenances whatsoever belonging To Have and To Hold unto the said JOHN GRAHAM his heirs and assigns forever, In Witness whereof the said MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON hath set his hand and Seal
      in presence of JNO. HAMILTON, MAX. ROBINSON
      W KELLY, W YOUNG. THOS YOUNG
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William on the 26th day of May 1746
      This Lease Release and Receipt was proved by the oaths of JOHN HAMILTON, WILLIAM KELLY & THOMAS YOUNG three of the witnesses thereto to be the acts and deeds of the said MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON which are admitted to record
      GEORGE the Second to SAMUEL SKINKER, THOMAS TURNER, JOHN CHAMP & JOSEPH MORTON or any two of then gentlemen of the County of KING GEORGE Know ye that we Trusting to your Fidelity and provident circumspection in privately Examining HANNAH the Wife of MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON gent of your County apart from her said Husand touching her consent to execute Deeds for conveying unto JOHN GRAHAM a parcel of land in the County of Prince William and in receiving the acknowledgement of the said HANNAH We command you that you cause to come before you the said HANNAH and Examine her touching the premises and her Examination to the Justices of our County Court of Prince William on the fourth Monday in May next you shall return. Witness PETER WAGENER Clerk of our said Court the twenty nineth day of April in the Nineteenth year of our reign P. WAGENER
      KING GEORGE SS. by virtue of the Commission hereunto annexed to us THOMAS TURNER and JOHN CHAMPE directed We have privately and apart from her husband examined HANNAH the Wife of MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON gent touching her free consent to the acknowledging deeds and upon our examination as aforesaid she the said HANNAH declares that she of her own free will and consent and without any compulsion of her husband did acknowledge the said Deeds as Witness our hands and seals this 8th day of May MDCCXLVI T. TURNER
      JOHN CHAMPE
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 26th day of May 1746 This Commission was return'd and ordered to be recorded

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