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

Meredith Payne

Male Abt 1718 - 1751  (~ 33 years)


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  • Name Meredith Payne 
    Born Abt 1718  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1750/51  Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I041953  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Father John Payne,   b. 1693, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1751, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Jane Monroe,   b. 1695, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1751, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years) 
    Married Abt 1713  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F08176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Tabitha {unproven} White,   b. Abt 1705, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1790, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married 1748  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F16904  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Page 256 - 257 WILL OF JOHN PAYNE
      In the Name of God Amen. I John Payne of the Parish of Hanover & County of King George being in my perfect senses do make this my Last Will and Testament, viz.
      Imprimis: I give and bequeath unto my son Maridith Payne all the tract of land whereon I now live together with one hundred acres or there abouts that I purchased of one Thomas Finch which said land I give unto my said son Maridith Payne and his heirs forever.
      Item: I give unto my son Maridith Payne one Negro woman named Bess with her future increase.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Jane Payne, the daughter of Maridith Payne, one Negro girl named Frank to her and her heirs forever.
      Item: I give unto my said son Maridith Payne four leather chairs with wooden backs, one feather bed and furniture that stands in my own room to him and his heirs forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Richard Payne one Negro man named Tony, one Negro woman named Winny, one Negro girl named Grace, and one Negro boy named Edenburgh together with their future increase, unto the said Richard Payne and his heirs forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my son George Payne the following Negroes (to wit) Sam, Nan, Joe & Lucy together with their future increase to him and his heirs forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Daniel Payne the following Negroes (to wit) Judy, Milly & Charles with their future in-crease to him and his heirs forever.
      Item: The remainder of my estate of what kind soever I leave to be divided equally between my three sons Richard, George and Daniel Payne (my daughter Margaret Muse being already provided for, I leave her no further part of my estate).
      My sons being all at full age, I desire that my estate may not [be] appraised. Furthermore I appoint my son Maridith Payne whole and sole Executor to this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other fomer will or wills by me made. Given under my haul and seale this 30th day of December 1750.
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      John Payne *Seale* *******
      Signed Sealed and Published) In the Presence of )
      Harry Turner

      At a Court held for King George County on Friday, April 5th 1751.
      Administration of the Estate of John Payne, Deceased, with the will annexed is granted unto Tabitha Payne, the said will being proved by the oath of Harry Turner is admitted to record.

      Cop• Test
      Harry Turner, C. C.
      [The Christian name of the appointed executor of John Payne (c.1693-1750) of "Red House," is usually writ-ten Meredith Payne. He married Tabitha Woffendale, widow, and both he and his father died in the winter of 1750-1751 before the said Meredith Payne qualiifed as his father's executor. On April 5, 1751 Tabitha Payne qualified as administratrix of her father in law, John Payne and also of her husband, Meredith Payne, both de-ceased. The area in which the family was long seated, between Oak Grove and Leedstown, is now in Westmoreland County. See, Colonel Brooke Payne, The Paynes of Virginia (Richmond,Va., 1937) pages 35-37, 61-75.]
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      1753-1765 King George County Deed Book 4 (Antient Press); pp. 138-140
      Indenture made 3rd February 1755 between TABITHA PAYNE Widow and relict of MARIDITH PAYNE late of parish Hanover in county King George deceased and RICHARD PAYNE of same Uncle and Heir at law to JANE PAYNE the only child and Heir at Law of Maridith Payne deceased ... Whereas said Maridith Payne was in his life time seised in Fee Simple of a tract of land .. containing 180 acres and also of another tract of land containing about 100 acres being part in parish Hanover and part in parish Washington in county Westmoreland and Whereas Tabitha Payne on Death of Maridith Payne became intituled to one third part of the said parcel of land .. and Whereas Richard Payne hath this day purchased of Tabitha Payne all her right in and to Dower in the several parcels of land .. for sum of Seventy two pounds Fifteen shillings current money .. Now This Indenture witnesseth that TABITHA PAYNE .. sold to RICHARD PAYNE her third part and Dower of and in the above recited parcels of land .. Presence Bourn Price,
      Wm.Deane, Tho. Rogers, Tabitha Payne
      Thos. Jett
      At a court held 6th February 1755 Deed of Feoffment with Receipt
      endorsed admitted to record.