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

Samuel Skinker

Male Bef 1702 - Bef 1753  (< 51 years)


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  • Name Samuel Skinker  [1
    Born Bef 1702 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 6 Sep 1753  Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I064178  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2020 

    Family Dinah MNU Skinker,   b. Bef 1706,   d. Aft 7 Jul 1754, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Skinker,   b. 5 Jun 1722, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Samuel Skinker,   b. 11 Oct 1726, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas Skinker,   b. 16 Jan 1728/29, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1798, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Mary Skinker,   b. 19 Apr 1732, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Skinker,   b. 7 Aug 1734, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1778, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years)
     6. George Skinker,   b. 9 Apr 1736, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Richard Skinker,   b. 14 Jun 1739, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. William Skinker,   b. 2 Aug 1741, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Sarah Skinker,   b. 10 Dec 1743, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F16087  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      KING GEORGE COUNTY VIRGINIA WILL BOOK A; 1752-1780 {Antient Press}; Pages 5-8
      Will of SAMUEL SKINKER. I SAMUEL SKINKER of Parish of Hanover and county of King George ..
      give to my son, SAMUEL, the Tract of land I bought of JAMES KAY;
      to my son JOHN SKINKER;
      my son THOMAS SKINKER the tract of land I bought of SAMUEL HOYLE .. also the Land I bought of JOHN DISKINS, also the land I bought of THOMAS GRIGSBY also two tracts I bought of JOHN FARGUSON, also the land I bought of ROBERT DUNCOMB; my son GEORGE SKINKER ..
      to my son, JOHN, after the decease of his Mother the land whereon I now live also land bought of ST. JOHN SHROPSHIRE, of ROBERT HARRISON, of BENJAMIN STROTHER all which tracts adjoin the land I now live on .. a tract of land I bought of PATRICK GRADY near the Marsh in Prince William County; land I bought of SAGES heirs, of THOMAS DUNCOMB ..
      to my son, WILLIAM ..
      to my son, GEORGE, the land I bought of JOHN SAVAGE by estimation 500 acres ..
      to my son WILLIAM the tract of land I bought of JOHN STROTHER also tract of land whereon DANIEL TAYLOR now lives as one of my tenants .. land I bought of PATRICK HAMRICK land I bought of Hanover Parish; of JOHN BROWN lying in Prince William County; of JOHN BURN in aforesaid county .. one hundred pounds be put to Interest to be Applied to the education of my grandson, JOHN SIMPSON, until he is fitt to be sent to the University .. my Will that a bond due from COLO. CHARLES CARTER be called in & applied to the purchase of young Negroes to stock the plantation I now live on for the benefit of my son JOHN.
      To my son JOHN all my household furniture with all my books .. Whereas my sons SAMUEL, THOMAS & JOHN were all Born out of wedlock .. my will is that if my son GEORGE and my son WILLIAM should at any time hereafter attempt to make this part of my will void as far as it relates to them as not being born in Wedlock I then revoke every Legacy herein given to him that shall bring such a prosecution ..
      to my Daughter SARAH one hundred pounds to be paid her at her day of Marriage or when she arrives to age twenty one ..
      Lastly I appoint my wife DINAH my whole & sole Executrix during her widowhood and in case of her marriage I then appoint my sons SAMUEL & THOMAS my Executors .. the one hundred pounds to be given to my Daughter SARAH to be taken out of NATHANIEL GRAYS debt to me .. this 24th day of January 1752.
      Presence of T. Turner, Samuel Skinker
      Marg. x Strother,
      William Cope, Mary Simpson
      At a court held .. 6th day Feby. 1752 .. will of SAMUEL SKINKER Gent. Deced presented .. admitted to record.
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      1735-1743 King George County Deed Book 2 (Antient Press); pp. 41-42 Know all Men .. I JOHN BECHER of City of Bristol Esqr. .. appoint SAMUEL SKINKER of Rappahanock River in Virginia in America Esqr. my true Attorney .. to demand from heirs .. of CHARLES BURGESS late of Rappahannock River aforsd: Mercht: Deceased .. all debts .. sums of money .. all amounts .. on account of any cargo .. consigned to sd Charles Burgess .. receave what shall appear to be due or belonging to me .. to submit for dispute .. granting my said Attorney full power .. 30th January 1735.
      Presence Griffith Smith, John Becher
      Henry Thomson
      At a court held 2nd July 1736 .. Power of Attorney recorded.
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      1735-1743 King George County Deed Book 2 (Antient Press); pp. 42 Know all Men .. I CHARLES HOLT of City of Bristol Tobacconist have made .. appoint Capt: SAMUEL SKINKER Merchant in King George County in Colony of Virginia my true Attorney .. to demand from RICHARD TUTT all sums of money .. owing to me .. 4th March 1735.
      Presence Gr: Smith, Cha: Holt
      Geo: Lewis
      At a court held 2nd July 1736 .. Power of Attorney recorded.
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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1, Part II, (Antient Press); pp. 360-362
      Indenture 29th/30th June 1726 between SAMUEL HOYLE of Hanover Parish King George County Planter and SAMUEL SKINKER Gent of same .. by deeds of Lease and Release .. for one hundred pounds of lawful money of England sold 119 acres part of a Patent of 600 acres taken up by CHARLES GRYMES on the 4th September 1654 who by his Last Will and Testament bequeathed half of the Patent to his Daughter in Law ANN COBHAM which said ANN intermarried with a certain EDWARD HOYLE by whom she had issue the above named SAMUEL HOYLE said land bounded .. beginning at mouth of small branch in Rappa: River; corner of a Tobacco house; near Cattail Swamp ..
      Presence William Alsup, Samuel Hoyle
      Alexr. Snelling, Jno. Warner
      June the thirtieth 1726 Then received of SAMUEL SKINKER the Sum of one hundred pounds Sterling .. Samuel Hoyle
      1st July 1726 .. Deeds of Lease and Release and Receipt recorded .. and ELIZABETH the wife of the said SAMUEL HOYLE relinquished her right to Dower and Thirds at the Common Law ..
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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1, Part II, (Antient Press); pp. 445-446
      Indenture 3rd/4th August 1727 between WILLIAM STROTHER and SAML. SKINKER both of King George County .. by deeds of Lease and Release .. for Two hundred and fifty pounds Sterl: of lawfull money of England sold 410 acres .. 300 acres part thereof conveyed to me by Deed of Gift from my Mother MARGARET STROTHER bearing date 1st August 1727 & the Residue being descended to me from my Deced father WILLIAM STROTHER .. land SAMUEL SKINKER now lives on on north side of Rappahanock River .. Presence Harry Beverley, Mosley Battaley, Enoch Innis, William Strother
      Memo - Half an acre of land for burying place is Excepted on Each of the within mentioned plantations and Crossed out of this Sale to be laid of in Squares to Include the graves that are there as near the Middle of the sd Square as may be ..
      1st September 1727 .. Deeds of Lease and Release recorded.
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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1, Part II, (Antient Press); pp. 451-452
      Indenture 31st August 1727 between JOSEPH STROTHER & JNO. ffARGUSON both Vestreymen in Hanover Parish in County of King George of one part and SAMUEL SKINKER Merchant of same of other part .. Whereas SEM COX deced in his lifetime was seized of 92 acres in his Demesne as of 100 lying formerly in the north side of the Parish of St. Mary's in Richmond County but now in ye Parish of Hanover in County of King George the said SEM COXE .. did make his last Will and Testament .. dated 18th October 1710 & thereby did Will said land in form as followeth: that is to say (Item that in case .. JOSEPH DOWNING should happen to dey without any Issue of his body lawfully begotten .. after decease of sd Ann his Mother I give .. all my lands to use & behoof of the north side of the Parish of St. Mary's in County of Richmond to buy ornaments and other decent Utensils for the too churches therein as the minister & vestrymer of sd Parish for the time being shall limit and appoint and as there remain any of my land over & above ye Same .. then I give remainder over to minister & vestryment aforesaid to use of said Parish .. forever to be disposed of to such pious uses as they shall think fit) .. in same will did make BENJAMIN DESORETH & GEORGE DOWNING his Executors and SEM COXE so dying .. JOSEPH DOWNING hath died without any Issue of his body lawfully begotten after the decease of ANN his Mother and as much as sd ANN; also deceased; and whereas JOSEPH STROTHER & JOHN ffARGUSON by an order of the Vestry of Hanover Parish (which was at the time of making the sd will called Saint Mary's Parish) .. all appointed to sell the sd land .. and whereas the 92 acres part of the land mentioned .. in consideration of sum of 2200 pounds of Tobacco paid by SAMUEL SKINKER .. sell all tract of 92 acres commonly known by the name of the Glebe Land bounded on the west by the land of JOHN OWENS, on the north land of WM. BUNBURY, on the East with PATRICK HAMRICKS land on the south by Kays pattent
      Presence Nicholas Porter, Joseph Strother
      Benjamin Hensley Junr., John x Burn (Bourn) John Farguson 1st September 1727 .. Deed recorded.
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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1, Part II, (Antient Press); pp. 613-616
      Indenture 3rd/4th September 1729 between TOBIAS INGRAM of Parish of St. Ann & County of Essex Planter & SAMUEL SKINKER Parish of Hanover King George County Merchant .. by deeds of lease & release .. for fifteen pounds current money of Virginia sold (no acreage given) tract of land left by HENRY BERRY to be divided between his Son WILLIAM BERRY & MARTHA BERRY his Daughter, the Mother of the above said TOBIAS INGRAM as appear by said HENRY BERRYS Will ..
      Presence Sam x Newbald, Tobias Ingram
      Hannah x Newbald, Thomas Grigsby,
      Edwd: Barradall
      5th September 1729 .. Deeds of Lease & Release recorded.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735;
      Pages 317-321. July 18, 1734. John Furguson of Parish of Truro Pr. Wm., planter to Samuel Skinker of Hanover Parish and King George CO., Gent....for 40 lbs., 10 shilling, 8 pence curr. money.....703 a. in Parish of Hamilton Pr. Wm. Co.....one tract on south west side of a small br. issuing out of a br. of Rocky Run, containing 325 a..... as by deed from the Proprietors granted to John Farguson dated Aug. 24, 1719....the other tract of 378 a. on upper side of Deep Run corner to Henry Gollop....corner to John Corbin....to Giles Traverse....to land surveyed for Roger Abbott in head of a br. of Deep Run as by deed from Proprietors to John Farguson dated April 9, 1727....deed of lease and release.
      John Farguson
      Wit: John Diskin, Sam. Smith, M. Battaley.
      Rec'd. of Samuel Skinker sum of 40 lbs., 10 shilling, 8 pence dated July 19, 1734.
      At court July 19, 1734 John Farguson acknowledged this release with receipt endorsed to Samuel Skinker.
      Pages 321-324. July 4, 1734. John Savage of Parish of Overwharton Stafford Co. to Samuel Skinker of Hanover Parish, King George Co., Gent for 25 lbs. curr. money....500 a. in Truro Parish....corner to Col. Robert Carter....tract granted unto John Dawkins by deed from the Proprietors Office dated Fob. 15, 1729....deed of lease and release.
      Jno: Savage
      Wit: Nath. Chapman, M. Battaley, John Champe.
      Rec'd. of Samuel Skinker sum of 25 lbs. curr. money July 5, 1734. At court Aug. 21, 1734 John ravage acknowledged this release with receipt endorsed to Samuel Skinker.
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      1753-1765 King George County Deed Book 4 (Antient Press); pp. 52
      Indenture made 10th/llth August 1753 between ROBERT HUGHS of county Prince William Taylor and HOWSON HOOE of Saint Pauls Parish in county Stafford Gent. .. by deeds of lease and release .. in consideration of two negroes four feet high sold all that parcel of land now in the occupation of WILLIAM DEARING and RICHARD OWENS JUNR. situate in parish brunswick and county King George .. containing 200 acres being part of a patent granted JOHN OWEN dated 8th October 1694 adjoining lands of RICHARD OWEN, Mr. WILLIAM FITZHUGH, Major SAMUEL SKINKER deceased, Mr. JOHN STUART, Mr. JAMES JONES deceased .. and Mr. EDWARD HUMSTONE and also the land of Mr. NATHANIEL ELKINS ..
      Presence Harris Hooe, Robert Hughs
      Samuel Thornberry, Benjamin Massey,
      Jonas x Coleclough, Jno. x Smith
      At a court held 6th September 1753 .. Deeds of lease and release and Receipt endorsed admitted to record
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      1753-1765 King George County Deed Book 4 (Antient Press); pp. 122
      Know all men .. We the Subscribers in consideration of the natural love and affection that we bear to our Brother WILLIAM SKINKER as also for the consideration of our Mother DINAH SKINKER giving up her right of dower of all the lands and slaves bequeathed to us by the last will and testament of our Father SAMUEL SKINKER deceased do oblige ourselves to buy our Brother William Skinker before he arrives to Eighteen years of age one young negro man and one young negro woman Provided our Brother William Skinker does not come into possession of either our Brother JOHN or GEORGE'S Estate he having the reversion of both ..
      18th March 1754.
      Witness T. Turner Saml. Skinker
      Thos. Skinker
      At a court held 4th July 1754 .. Samuel Skinker Gent. came into Court and acknowledged his deed to William Skinker and Dinah Skinker was
      ordered to be recorded.
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      1753-1765 King George County Deed Book 4 (Antient Press); pp. 123
      Know all men .. We the Subscribers in consideration of the natural love and affection we bear to our loving Sister SALLY SKINKER as also for and in consideration of our Mother DINAH SKINKER giving up to us her right of Dower in all the lands and slaves bequeathed to us by the last will and testament of our Father SAMUEL SKINKER deceased promise .. to pay the sum of Fifty pounds current money cash to our Sister SALLY SKINKER on day she marrys .. 18th March 1754.
      Witness T. Turner Saml. Skinker
      Tho. Skinker
      At a court held 4th July 1754 .. Deed acknowledged and ordered to be recorded.
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      Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Vol IV, King George Co. Va {Peggy Joyner}
      MR SAMUEL SKINKER, no wart, date from surv, 20 May 1724 - 30 June 1724; 542 a. on S side Gt Marsh Run; adj. Philip Ludwell, Esqr, wm Allen & including a grant to Patk Grady 2 June 1715 for 250 a. & 250 a. transferred from Grady to Skinker. Surv. John Savage.
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      Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Vol IV, King George Co. Va {Peggy Joyner}
      MR SAMUEL SKINKER, 24 Mar. 1730/31-1 Sept. 1731; 90 a. on head of Omen Crk, Ashen Swamp, near ye forrest road, a place known as Hail Stone; adj. in wart only Robt King, Henry Berry & in surv. his own, Elizabeth Holdsworth, Robt Strother, Wffi Pannell, deed. Surv. John Warner.

  • Sources 
    1. [S813175] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. III, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, 284.

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