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

Benjamin Weeks

Male Bef 1714 - 1784  (> 70 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Weeks  [1
    Born Bef 1714  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Apr 1784  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I064148  Tree1
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2020 

    Father Joseph Weeks,   b. Bef 1683,   d. 30 Jan 1716/17, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years) 
    Mother Mary Pope,   b. Bef 1693, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years) 
    Married Bef 1710  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15895  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Steele,   b. Bef 1718, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1736  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Weeks,   b. Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F30435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WILLS OF Westmoreland County, Virginia 1654-1800 BY AUGUSTA B. FOTHERGILL: Pg 178
      WEEKS, BENJAMIN, 2 Dec. 1782; 27 Apr. 1784.
      Grand son Benjamin Pope Smith 2 negroes; grand son Benj. Weeks son of Charles Weeks Steel 2 negroes; dau. Sucetty Smith 4 head cattle and 2 negroes; dau. Mary Weeks Steel now living with me land I live on and 1 other tract; dau. Selia Weeks 400 acres land; 2 grand sons land in Richmond Co.
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      WILLS OF Westmoreland County, Virginia 1654-1800 BY AUGUSTA B. FOTHERGILL: Pg 84
      ELLIOTT, WILLIAM, 18 March 1725 ; 27 April 1726. Land and personal property to wife Mary for life and at her death to my Godson and nephew William Elliott; son in law Benjamin Weeks a horse, saddle and bridle.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 116-117
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I MARY ELLIOTT of Washington Parish in County of Westmoreland, Relict of WILLIAM ELLIOT of said County and Parish. Gent . deced., as well for the Maternal affection and filial love which I have and do bear unto my well beloved Son. BENJAMIN WEEKS, as also for diverse other good causes & considerations me att this present time especially moving. hand and by these presents do give unto BENJAMIN WEEKS my Son and his heirs, six hogs two year old, two Soaves and piggs, three coves and calves, one Steer four year old, six sheep, a young Mare, one feather bed and furniture, four dishes, twelve plates three basons, one iron pot and one Chest, all which goods and chattles to be delivered att or upon the day BENJAMIN WEEKS shall contract Matrimony and also a Negro man named Toney and a Negroe woman named Sue with her increase. one oval table, four Gold rings, one case of bottles to be delivered unto BENJAMIN WEEKES att the day of my decease; To have and to bold all the goods chattles and Negroes and all other the premises unto BENJAMIN WEEKS his heirs freely and quietly without any matter of price claim or demand of me said ELLIOT or any other person: And I MARY ELLIOT do warrant and defend for ever all the premises from the claims of all persons: In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twenty fifth day of March Annoq: Domini 1729
      Signed Sealed & delivered in yepresence of us
      JNO. COOPER. JOHN STURMAN MARY ELLIOTT
      Westmoreld, ss, At a Court held for the sd. County the 26th day of March 1729 MARY ELLIOTT personally acknowledged this Deed of Gift by her passed to her Son, BENJAMIN WEEKS, to be her proper act and deed which at her instance is admitted to Record Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the 29th day of March 1729
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      WILLS OF Westmoreland County, Virginia 1654-1800 BY AUGUSTA B. FOTHERGILL: Pg 125
      POPE, WORDEN, 14 Jan. 1748; 29 Aug. 1749.
      To children Benjamin, Jean, William and the child my wife goes with all estate; wife Hester one-third of estate ; Augusta Washington and Benjamin Weeks exrs.
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      1735-1743 King George County Deed Book 2 (Antient Press); pp 484-489
      Indenture made 1st/2nd September 1743 between CHITHESTER CHIN Hanover Parish King George County and AGATHA his wife of one part and BENJAMIN WEEKS of Washington Parish Westmoreland County .. by deeds of lease & release .. for sum One hundred and eighty pounds current money of Virginia sold 435 & 1/2 acres in Richmond and King George Countys devised unto Chithester Chin by last will & testament of his Father RAWLEIGH CHIN late of Lancaster County Deceas'd .. 268 acres being part of a tract containing 1585 3/10 acres granted unto a certain WILLIAM SERJEANT and JOAN CLERK by Patent 26th September 1678 in General Court .. sold to Rawleigh Chin by STANLEY GOWEN .. deed 4th May 1720 .. and the remaining 1671/2 acres being another part of the said 1585 3/10 acres sold by one EDWARD BRYAN to Rawleigh, Father to Chichester Chin dated 10th June 1720 .. both conveyances remaining of record in County Court of Richmond ..
      Presence Rob. Vaulx, Chithester Chinn
      Wm. Longmire, Thos. Pratt Agatha Chinn
      At a court held 2nd September 1743 .. Deeds of lease & release recorded. Know all men .. We Chichester Chin and Agatha his wife .. are bound unto
      Benjamin Weeks .. Five hundred pounds Sterling .. 2nd September 1743. Condition .. if keep covenants .. to be void .. or remain ..
      Presence Rob. Vaulx, Chichester Chinn
      Wm. Longmire, Thos. Pratt
      At a court held 2nd September 1743 .. Bond recorded.
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      1743-1752 King George County Deed Book 3 (Antient Press); pp 55-57
      Indenture made 2nd/3rd May 1745 between LIDIA PORE of Westmoreland
      County & CHRISTOPHER PRITCHETT of Prince William County Planter .. by deeds of lease & release .. for sum Thirty pounds sold all her right
      to land where her Father CHRISTOPHER PRITCHETT lived at the time of his death .. 150 acres in Sittenburn Parish King George County bounded .. corner of BENJAMIN WEEK'S .. up the Main Branch to line of GARRAT NEAL .. to line of GILES CARTER .. to line of JOHN BARTLETT .. to beginning ..
      Lidia x Power
      At a court held 3rd May 1745 .. Deeds of lease & release & receipt for consideration money recorded.
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      1735-1743 King George County Deed Book 2 (Antient Press) pp. 232-237 Indenture made 9th/10th August 1747 between JOHN POPE & SARAH his wife of parish Hanover King George County Planter of one part & BENJAMIN WEEKS of Washington Parish Westmoreland County .. by deeds of lease & release .. for sum Fifty pounds current money and Two thousand pounds of Tobacco sold 150 acres being sold unto John Pope by DANIEL McCARTY deced by deed 4th October 1738 binding lands of Benja. Weeks, JOHN BARTLETT, GILES CARTER, JAMES VAULX, MOTHERSHEAD & LAWRENCE BUTLER JUNR.
      Presence Martin Bryan, John Pope
      Martin x Fisher, Augustine Vawter, William Collawn
      At a court held 4th March 1747 .. Deeds of lease & release with consideration money thereon endorsed recorded.
      Know all men .. I JOHN POPE .. am bound unto BENJAMIN WEEKS in sum Two Hundred pounds current money of Virginia .. 11th April 1745. Condition .. if Pope .. do make over 150 acres whereon said Pope & GEORGE OLIFF JUNR. now lives by good & sufficient deeds .. to be completed within Eight months from date hereof .. the above obligation to be void .. or stand ..
      Presence W. Pope,
      Thos. Steel, George Oliff junr. John Pope
      At a court held 4th March 1747 .. Bond recorded.
      King George County. George the Second .. to ROBERT VAULX, JOHN MARTIN & JOHN ELLIOTT Greet. Whereas John Pope & SARAH his wife by Indenture .. have conveyed unto Benjamin Weeks .. 150 acres .. Sarah cannot conveniently travel to King George Court .. therefore we do give unto you .. power to receive the acknowledgment .. Witness Harry Turner, Clerk of our said Court at the Court House the 24th March 1747 In the 21st year of our Reign. Harry Turner
      By Virtue of the above commission we the Subscribers personally went to above named .. Examin'd .. her privily & apart from her Husband .. she thereupon declared .. was willing the same should be recorded in King George County Court all which we certifie under our Seales at Westmoreland County the 29th March 1748.
      John Martin John Elliott
      At a court held 1st April 1748 .. Dedimus for Privy Examination of Sarah Pope recorded.

  • Sources 
    1. [S809474] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. III, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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