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

Richard Matthews

Male Bef 1667 - 1706  (> 39 years)


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  • Name Richard Matthews 
    Born Bef 1667 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Feb 1705/06  Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I050135  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 

    Family ID F17603  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Spicer,   d. Bef 12 Jan 1705/06, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 6 Jul 1687  Sittingborne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F26387  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • will of Richard Matthews of Essex co. dated Jan 12, 1705/6, prob Feb. 11 1705/6 after debts are paid any balance remaining to exors. for keeping my youngest son and daughter Giles and Elizabeth. to daughter Ann a cow . to eldest son Richard a bible. executors; John Boulware and Jjohn Mottlin jr(half brother of Elizabeth Spicer who is not mentioned and must be deceased) signed Richard Mathews. witt: John Williams - Robert Parker - Alexander Younger.
      bond 11 feb 1705/6. 100 £ sterling. John Boulware and John Mottlin (motley) as exers of Richard Matthews dec`ed. signed: John Boulware - John Mottlin - Samuel Thacker - John Williams - Robert Parker - Alexander Young.
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      1704-1707 Essex Co VA Deed & Will Book 12; Antient Press: (Page 286)
      Richard-Matthews.. Inventory.- 28-Aug 1706. Consists of a mare about seven years. old, £2.10.0, and:rectipti from Mrs. Ann Gregson and John Williams.
      10 7br (Sept.] 1706. Presented by John Boulware and John MatIin executors.

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      Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1658-1692 page 89
      SARGENT, WILLIAM, 14 April, 1683.
      I dispose of my worldly estate as followeth after my funerall charges debts and Legacies paid.
      To son George all my lands in Virg or elsewhere to be delivered to him by my Executors hereafter named when he shall attain to the age of twenty years also to my son George all my personall estate together with the produce thereof to be delivered to him as soon as he shall attaine to the age of twenty years aforesaid. If my Executors hereafter named shall think fit to bring my perishable goods to an appraisement or to be sold at an outcry then the produce thereof to be delivered to my son George at the age aboresaid. My will and desire is that one diaper table Cloath fifteen napkins a bell mettle pot And a feather bed and furniture ten breeding Cows A bull and my Mares Remaine unsold with their Encrease And that the said Cattle and Mares Remain on the Plantation and lands whereon I now live And the encrease to be delivered to my son George at the age aforesaid. What other goods my Executors shall keep and think fitt not to be sold or appraised to Remaine in their Custody And to be delivered to my son George at the age aforesaid. My will is that out of ye produce of what goods my Executors shall make sale of that it be laid out in good Non household stuff and such other necessaries as they shall think fitt for the benefit of my son George and his Plantations to be delivered to him at the age abovesaid. My will is that both my Plantations be kept employed by my Executors And that my houses and fences be kept in Repair until my son shall Attain to the age above said And that one sixty foot tobacco house be built on the Plantation where I now live about two years before he attain to his said age. It is my will that my Executors give a lease to Richard Mathews of the land he now lives on until my son George comes to the age aforesaid he paying the quit Rents during ye time. In case my said son shall dye (w God forbid) before he attain to the age of twenty years then I give unto Richard Mathews his heirs and assigns forever ye Plantation whereon he now lives in the fforest with a hundred acres adjoining it. In case of my sons death above said [-----] unto William Whitridge his heirs and assigns forever [-----] Son of John Whitridge one hundred acres of land of the same dividend adjoining on the dividing land between Mrs Joane Clark and mine. In case of my sons death as aforesaid I give unto Will Warren his heirs and assign's forever son of John Warren one hundred acres of land of the same divident adjoining on Will Whitridge, Richard Mathews and John Bowen. In case of my sons death as aforesaid I give unto Henry Feild his heirs and assigns forever son of Abraham Ffeild devd one hundred acres of land of the same divident Crossing the lines of Will Whitridge And William Warren to John Bowen line and back to the dividing line of Mrs Joane Clark and mine. In case of my sons death as aforesaid I give unto Will Griffin his heirs and assigns forever son of Will Griffin decd fifty acres of land the same divident beginning at the great Swamp of his fathers line running along the said line to the line of Henry feild afores°. In case of my sons death as aforesaid I give unto Frances Sterne her heirs and assigns forever daughter of David Sterne and Rebeccah Wells her heirs and assigns forever daughter of Barnaby Wells the residue of the said land in the forest aforesaid to be equally divided between them quantity for quantity and quality for quality. In case of my sons death aforesaid I give unto John Deane his heirs and assigns forever son of John Deane one of my Executors hereafter named all the plantation with the land belonging whereon I now live together with ten Cattle that is to say six cows and one bull and three steeres Alsoe the hogs on the said land belonging to me. In case of my sons death aforesaid ye Residue of my Estate to be distributed among the poorest and most incapable of living of my God Children According to ye discretion of my Executors if they think fitt.
      To every and each of my friends here named; George Jones to Honoria his wife to John Weire to Mr Daniel Gaines to Mr Thomas Perkins to Mrs. Jane Deane wife of John Deane one of my Executors to Mrs. Martha Taylor twenty shillings apiece to buy them mourning Rings. To each of my Executors hereafter named twenty shillings apiece to buy them mourning Rings. It is my will that my said Son remain with his God father and Godmother until he attaine to the age aforesaid and to be brought up to learn to Read write and Cast accounts and the Grammer Rules if possible. And last I ordaine and appoint Capt George Taylor John Deane and Mrs Elizabeth Jones Exs. of this my last will and Testament.
      Wit. ALEX. DONIPHAN, aged 30 years or thereabouts, Rees EVANS, aged 30 years or thereabouts, JOHN MILLS, age 36 years or thereabouts.
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 7, Part II - 1686-1688; Antient Press: pg 370
      THIS INDENTURE made the 4th day of July in the year of our Lord 1687 Between RICHARD MATHEWS and ELIZABETH his Wife of the one part and GILES MATHEWS of the other part Witnesseth that the abovesd RICHARD MATHEWS and ELIZABETH his Wife for good causes and considerations thereunto moving have sold unto GILES MATHEWS aforesd. a certaine parcel of land lying on the North side of Rappa: River about two or three miles from the sd River side the sd land being given to the sd RICHARD by WM: SERGEANT, late of Rappa: County deced, which by his last Will more at large appeare conteyning One hundred acers besides the Plantation according to the tenure of the above Will all which parcell of land with the Plantation houses and fences and appertinances thereunto belonging wee the abovesd RICHARD and ELIZABETH have sold from us our heires unto the abovesd GILES MATHEWS his heires forever In Witness whereof wee hereunto sett our hands and seales this sixth of July 1687 Sealed and delivered in the presence of us
      JNO. DANE RICHD. MATHEWS his marke
      SARAH ERWIN marke of ELIZA: MATHEWS marke
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa: 6 die Julii 1687 et record xxi die
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 7, Part II - 1686-1688; Antient Press: pg 370-371
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN FULCHER of the County of Rappa: and Parish of Farnham for a valuable consideration to me in hand paid have sold unto RICHARD EDWARDS of the County and Parish aforesd, all my right of the land within mencloned be it more or less in as full manner as is by Deed expressed to me giving the sd EDWARDS my full power and right to all and every part thereof conteyning by estimation One hundred and twenty acers according to its bounds and courses within expressed from me my heires to him the sd EDWARDS his heirs and from all manner of persons claiming under me and for the better manifestation of this and every part hereof I have sett my hand and fixt my seale this 6th day of July 1687 Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
      FRAN: SUTLE, JOHN FULCHER
      JA: OBEREY
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa: 6 die Julii 1687 et record xvi die
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      Old Rappahannock Co VA Deed Book 8 - 1689-1692; Antient Press: pg 4 - 5
      THIS INDENTURE made the 3d day of Decembr, in year of our Lord God 1688 according to the Compaticon of the Church of England in the 4th yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord King James the second by the Grace of God of England Scotland &c., King Defendr. of the faith &c., Between JOHN MARTIN of County of Rappa. of one part and JAMES ORCHARD of sd County of other part Witnesseth that the sd JOHN for divers good and weighty causes thereunto moving and for a valuable consideration in hand already received by these presents do give bargain sell and confirm unto said ORCHARD his heirs from me the sd MARTIN my heirs all my title and Interest of what land I the sd MARTIN do lay claime to on the North side of the RAPPA: RIVER in the Parish of SITTENBURNE and lying between the line of Majr. JOHN WEIRE deced and CHARLES his Beaver Dam being three hundred and eighty acres more or less. Now Know yee that I the sd MARTIN for the divers good and valuable consideration reced aforementioned do bargaine and sell the Three hundred and Eighty acres of and ithin mentioned from my Ears. Admrs unto the aforesaid JAMES ORCHARD his heirs he or they peaceably enjoy the sd tract of land aforesaid without the lett hindrance trouble or evasion whatsoever of me my heirs and in consideration of my assent and consent of the premises aforesaid and to all true intents and purposes I have in consideration hereof sett my hand and Seale the day and yeare first above mentioned Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us
      GEO: LUKE, JOHN MARTIN
      CHARLES SOPES
      Recognitr in Court Rappa: 6 die Marty Ano 1688
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I MARGARETT MARTIN, Wife of JOHN MARTIN, do constitute and appoint unto my loving RICHD. MATHEWS to acknowledge my part of a parcel of land by my Husband, JOHN MARTIN, unto JAMES ORCHARD his heirs &c. as by a Deed bearing date the 3rd day of 10ber 1668 doth appear and do ratifie my assent and consent to the same and what my said Attorney shall do to be as legal and authentick as if I were there my self As Witness my hand and Seale this 5th day of March 1688 Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us
      JOHN WILLIAMS, MARGARETT MARTIN
      JOHN STRANGE
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      Old Rappahannock Co VA Deed Book 8 - 1689-1692; Antient Press: pg 165-166
      TO ALL PEOPLE to whom these present writings shall come I RICHARD MATHEWS and ELIZABETH my Wife of Cittenburne Parish in County of Rappa send Greeting Know yee that I RICHARD MATHEWS and ELIZABETH as abovesd for Four thousand and five hundred pounds of Tobacco and Caske in hand already reced from RICHARD SHIPWAY SENR of the same County path sold unto RICHARD SHIPWAY his heirs one hundred and fifty acres of land part of a tract conteyning Three hundred acres of land as by Patent doth appears and by the sd HALL conveyed to Mr. SPICER his heirs and I the sd RICHARD MATHEWS in termaried with the Daughter of the sd SPICER, further I the sd RICHARD MATHEWS and ELIZABETH my Wife have granted One hundred and fifty acres of land lying on OCCUPATION CREEK in Cittenburne Parish in Rappa County on South side the Creek begining at a white Oake corner tree on the Creek next to JOHN WILLIAMS so runing for breadth on the Creek side extending itself parallel thereunto North East as by Patent appears, further sd RICHARD MATHEWS and ELIZABETH my Wife do warrant the abovesd One hundred and fifty acres of land unto RICHARD SHIPWAY SENR his heirs from any person whatsoever, and further I RICHARD MATHEWS and ELIZABETH my Wife to acknowledge the same at the next Court held for Rappa County if required In Witness we have sett our hands and seals this 22nd day of May 1690
      Signed Sealed and delivered in the presents of us
      HENRY AWBREY, RICHARD MATHEWS
      GEO: PLEY, ANN KING ELIZ. . MATHEWS
      Recognitr in Cur Comt Rappa 4 die Junii 1690
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ELIZABETH MATHEWS do appoint Mr. HENRY AWBREY my true and lawful! attorney in my behalf to acknowledge a peice of land my Husband sold to RICHARD SHIPWAY and I the sd ELIZABETH do ratifie and confirm what my sd Attorney shall do in the premises as if I were there personally present Witness my hand and seal this 24th May 1690
      (no signatures)
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      Old Rappahannock Co VA Deed Book 8 - 1689-1692; Antient Press: pg 265-266
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee RICHD. MATHEWS and ELIZABETH MATHEWS of County of Rappa do for themselves our heirs for the valuable consideracon of Forty Shillings to us in hand paid by JOHN ALEXANDER of the same County make over from us our heirs unto sd JOHN ALEXANDER his heirs & assigns all that Platt of ground being an ISLAND or Peninsula adjoining to & fronting of our land that we now live on and enjoy and extending between the Marshes by a Tongue or point of land unto the Main Creek of OCCUPACE that is to say that ISLAND and only that ISLAND with the skirts of sunken ground marshes and creeks thereunto adjoining and belonging secured from the Maine and rest of our devident of land To him the sd JOHN ALEXANDER his heirs and assigns To have and to hold the sd ISLAND and appertanences with all woods ways from us our heirs in lee simple forever it being that ISLAND whereon groweth a GREAT PINE TREE Witness our hands and seales this 3rd day of Augt. 1691
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presents of
      THO. PARKER, RICHD, MATHEWS
      JOHN SORRELL, RICHD. DAVIS ELIZ. MATHEWS
      Recognitr in Cur Comt Rappa 7 die 8ber 1691