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

Gregory Smith

Male 1712 - 1738  (25 years)


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  • Name Gregory Smith 
    Born 31 Dec 1712  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Feb 1737/38  Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I044615  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Father Thomas Smith,   b. Bef 1692, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1722/23, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years) 
    Mother Anne Gregory,   b. Bef 1696, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1749, Middlesex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years) 
    Family ID F45518  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy Cooke,   b. Abt 1716, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1745, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married Abt 1732  Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Rev. Smith,   b. Bef 1737, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1789, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years)
     2. Anne Smith,   b. Bef 1737, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Gregory Smith,   b. Bef 1737, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1781, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years)
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F24475  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 4, 1960 [John Frederick Dorman]
      MIDDLESEX COUNTY, VIRGINIA WILLS, 1713-1734; Pages 263-65.
      Will of Thorns. Smith of the County of Middlesex in the parish of Christ Church, being sick and weak of body, dated 9 March 1722/3.
      All my dividend of land whereon I now live to my dear and loving wife Ann Smith during her natural life and after her decease to my son Gregory Smith.
      All my dividend of land in Essex County to my 2 sons Gregory Smith and Thomas Smith to be divided by a branch between the old plantation and the plantation where John Billips lived, the upper part of the said land to my son Gregory Smith and for want of heirs to my son Anthony Smith.
      If John Smith the son of my loving sister Francis Smith dyes without heirs then the said land in Essex which I gave unto my son Gregory Smith, I give unto my son Ant. Smith and for want of heirs to my son Thomas.
      The lower part of the said dividend to my son Tho. Smith and for want of heirs to my son Anthony Smith and for want of heirs to my son Gregory Smith.
      Unto my son Anthony Smith 200 sterling and a Negro boy Bob, who is to be bound to a carpenter.
      Unto my daughter Martha Smith 150 sterling with Negro girl Bellir when she comes to age of twenty one years or marrys.
      To my daughter Ann Smith 180 sterling and one Negro girl Gimm when she comes to age of twenty one years or marrys.
      My loving wife Ann Smith now going with child if she be delivered of a boy unto him 150 sterling and a young Negro fellow Tom who is to be bound to a trade, which legacy at age of twenty one. If delivered of a girl then to her 100 sterling and a young Negro girl about the age of fifteen years.
      To my loving wife Ann Smith five Negroes Tom, Nan, Harry, Sam and Marquis during her life and after to my two sons Gregory Smith and Thomas Smith equally.
      My father's last will be exactly ,complied with concerning my brother John Smith Junr.'s estate and if a countryman that I send for from England doth not arrive by this shipping that one be forthwith sent for or hired to learn one of the Negro boys to mow and dung ground and to be kept constantly at it as far as necessary for the maintenance of the large stock.
      My sister in law Mrs. Francis Smith do continue on the plantation I now live on with my wife Anne Smith if she thinks fitt.
      Unto the said Frances Smith and Jane Price my loving sisters twenty shillings each to buy them a mourning ring.
      To my kinsman Lewis Day all my wearing apparell.
      All the rest to my sons Gregory Smith and Thomas Smith equally when they come to the age of 21.
      All my sons and my sister's son John Smith have liberal education bestowed upon them.
      My loving wife during her widowhood and my loving friends Messrs. John Price, Thom. Waring and Matthew Kemp executors until my son Gregory Smith shall come to the age of 21 years. I give them 5 current money for their trouble.
      Thos. Smith
      Wit: Isaac Giles, George Wortham, Edward Smith.
      Codicil. If any of my younger children dye before they arrive at age, their estate shall go to my son Anthony and that my wife now goes with child with.
      4 June 1723. Presented in Court by Anne Smith and Thos. Wareing. Proved by George Wortham and Edward Smith.
      3 Dec. 1723. Proved by Francis Smith.
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      1733-1738 Essex County Virginia Deed Book 20; {Antient Press}: Page 359-360
      THIS INDENTURE made the Sixth day of October in the year 1737 Between GREGORY SMITH of the County of MIDDX. of the one part and JOHN BILLOPS of the County of Essex and DOROTHY his Wife Witnesseth that the said Gregory Smith
      for the sum One hundred & Fifty pounds Currt. money of Virginia by them the sd John Billops and Dorothy his Wife to him doth confirm unto them the said John Billops & Dorothy his Wife Six hundred and seventy acres of land being ye upper part of a tract of land containing Eleven hundred and seventy acres laying on the main run of Hoskins's Creek purchased of the said John Billops & Dorothy his Wife at different times by Mr. THOMAS SMITH late of the County of Middx. decd (Father of the said Gregr. Smith party to these presents) & now in the possession & occupation of him the said Gregory Smith .
      Gregory Smith
      In presence of FRANCIS GOULDMAN,
      THOMAS TODD, W . ROANE
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the XXIst day of February MDCCXXXVII Gregory Smith acknoWledged this Indenture with the receipt and Livery of Seizen thereon endorsed to be his act and deed which is admitted to record.

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