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

John Porter

Male Bef 1630 - 1676  (> 46 years)


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  • Name John Porter 
    Born Bef 1630 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Feb 1675/76  Lower Norfolk County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I067059  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Family ID F21895  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Anne Porter,   b. Abt 1650, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1711/12, St. Michaels Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     2. Charles Porter,   b. Bef 1665, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1685, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)
     3. Thomas Porter,   b. Bef 1670,   d. 28 Apr 1740, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 70 years)
     4. Samuel Porter,   b. Abt 1670,   d. Aft 1740, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F07140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      JOHN PORTER, sigr of ye Easterne branch of Eliza River in ye County of Lower Norfolk . . . Book 4 f 7. dated 18 Sept. 1672.
      proved 15 Feb. 1675. by Richd Hartwell
      unto Mary my wife . . . Extx
      unto my Brother Jn° Porter Junr
      unto ye sd Jno. porter Junr for ye use of his Children
      unto frances fouler ye wife of george fouler, one payre of glasses of five shillings price
      witnesses: John Bigge. Richd Hartwell.
      Jno. Porter, segr & Seale.
      ===
      The Lower Norfolk County Virginia antiquary By Edward Wilson James

      THE CHURCH IN LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY. (Continued from Vol. 2, page 128.)

      "Decemb: 15th: 1654:

      Wee of ye Grand Inquest after due Inquire made doe prsent unto ye Court ye genrall breach of ye Sabboth day throughout the whole County, wch we conceive is most cheifly occasioned through want of a godly Minister amongest Us in ye County, Where fore we humbly pray & desire yt some speedy Course may be taken to procure an able Minister, & some imployed for yt purpose, lett ye Charge be what it will We for of pts (and hope all ye rest of ye County) shalbe verry willing & ready to Undergoe

      Will: Voscombe Henry Brakes Edward Cannon
      John Porter: Senr Richard : ffoster John Workeman
      Wm : Robinson : Richard Starnell John Carraway
      Christopher Rivers Thomas Greene Nicholas Mason
      John Godfrey Richard Hargrave Richard Jenings
      Edward Cooper Lancaster Lovett Edward Hall
      Henry Westgate Christo : Bustion George Ashall
      John Stratton John Greene Thomas Ivey
      ===
      The Lower Norfolk County Virginia antiquary By Edward Wilson James

      WITCHCRAFT IN VIRGINIA p152

      Lower Norff: At a private Cor t held the 23rd of May, 1655, at the howse of Mr Edward Hall in Linhaven

      Coll. John Sidney Mr John Porter Sen
      Lt Col: Tho: Lambert Mr John Porter Jun
      Mr. Tho: Bridge

      Comrs

      " Whereas div" dangerous & scandalous speeches have beene raised by some psons concerneing sevrall women in this Countie termeing them to be Witches, whereby their reputacons have beene much impaired, and theire lives brought in question (ffor avoydeing the like offence) It is by this Cort ordered that what pson soer shall hereafter raise any such like scandall concerninge any partie whatsoevr and shall not be able to pve the same, both upon oath, and by sufficient witnes, such pson soe offending shall in the first place paie A thousand pounds of tob: and likewyse be lyeable to further Censure of the Cort"

      The Porters were brothers. "The custom of giving two sons the same Christian name was not uncommon in England at this period (1656). There are instances where three brothers bore the same name. In one of the latter cases, cited by Col. Joseph L. Chester in a letter to the writer, they are designated in one document "John the elder, John the younger, and John the middle."—The Hilton Family, by John T. Hassam, A. M. See note 5, p. 105, vol. 1 of the Antiquary
      ===
      RICHARD RUSSELL, of ye Westerne branch, of Elizabeth River, in ye County of Lower Norfolk, in Virginia . . . Book E f 29. dated 24 July 1667. proved 16 Dec. 1667.

      will in hands of Francis Sayer Void & Null
      unto Frances Sayer
      unto Richard Yates
      unto Jeane King late wife unto Martin Hammon
      and her children
      unto Honnor Mariartre
      unto Edward Mariartre
      unto John Porter, Junr, six books his eldest child one Cowe . . .

      my Son William Russell . . . tobacco . . . if my son be living, & come or send for ye same
      my wife & John Porter, the elder my Exors
      my friend John Overseer . . .
      unto Katheren Green . . .
      unto Jno. Forbes . . .
      unto Jno. Whitfield . . .
      unto Sarah Dyer . . .
      unto Wm. Green his first Chuld ... & his wife . . . & her mother . . .
      unto James Johnson . . . & his wife . . .
      unto Ann Godby . .
      unto Jno. Abott . . .
      unto Richard Lawrence . . .
      "And for the other pte of my Estate, I give & bequeath one pte. of itt unto Six of the poorest mens Children in Eliz. River, to pay for there schooling to read & after these six are entered, then if six more comes, I give a pte. allsoe to enter them in like manner & this I leave to ye descretion of my Exors. & further from time to time at is will reach & it will prove." . . .

      unto John Greene & Jno. Porter ye Elder . . .
      witnesses: Frances Thelaball. John Forbes.
      Richard Russell, proved by: Jno. Greene, Aged 58 or there about.

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