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

William Rev Thompson

Male Abt 1620 - Bef 1706  (~ 86 years)


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  • Name William Rev Thompson 
    Born Abt 1620 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef Mar 1705/06  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I070145  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 

    Father Northern Neck Virginia Thompson 
    Family ID F02945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Hale,   d. Bef 1710, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Thompson,   b. 1657, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1720, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 64 years)
     2. Samuel Thompson,   b. Bef 1657, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1732, Surry County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years)
     3. Catherine Thompson,   b. Abt 1673, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1704, Essex County, Virginia - inv Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     4. Elizabeth Thompson,   b. Abt 1674, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1709/10, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F32219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • https://www.patch.net/related/thompson.html

      On August 4, 1690, "William Thompson of the County of Westmorland, in the Colony of Virginia, appoint my dear loving son, John Thompson, of the County of Surry, my lawful attorney. (Surry, Deeds etc. No. 5, p. 245). When Williamís eldest son, John Thompson, made his will in Surry Co. on Aug. 2, 1698, he said in will "Brother Samuel now living in Surry County." Williamís two sons, Samuel and William, lived in Westmoreland County for about 20 years but moved back to Surry before 1704 when Samuel Thompson was executor of Richard Hargraveís will and William Thompson was a witness to it. (Bk. 5, p.313)

      When Lawrence Washington (grandfather to George) made his will in Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia, on March 11, 1697-8, he bequeathed "to friend, Mr. William Thompson, Clerk, and Mr. Samuel Thompson, each a mourning ring of thirty shillings price each ring." He left "my cousin, John Washington, of Stafford County, and "my friend, Mr. Samuel Thompson, to be my executors, and my loving wife, Mildred, my executrix." The will was proved 10 December 1700 by the oath of Mildred Gale, als. Washington (wife of George Gale), one of the executors, power being reserved for John Washington and Samuel Thompson, the other executor, to act." (Vol. I, p. 299) It appears from this will that Samuel Thompson was in Westmoreland in 1700 and that Samuel and his youngest brother, William Thompson, moved back to Surry between 1700 and 1704

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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1705-1707 {Antient Press}: pg 20
      Westmoreland County Court 1st of March 1705/06
      - THOMPSON v THOMPSON
      SAMUELL THOMPSON, Gent., late of this County, brought his action against WILLIAM THOMPSON, one of the Executors of WILLIAM GRAHAM and MARGARETT his Wife, the other Executrix of WILLIAM THOMPSON. deceased, and declared for three thousand three hundred thirty nine pounds of tobacco, And the Defendant by GEORGE ESKRIDGE his Attorney appeared and pleaded to the uncertainty of the Plaintiffs Declartion which being considered by the Court is allowed and the suite dismist with costs which the Plaintiff is ordered to pay to the Defendant als exo
      === Contributed by: James Hughes
      The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 239
      The Last Will and Testament of Lawrence Washington gentn deceased was proved by the Oaths of George Weedon, Thomas Howes and JOHN ROSIER. A Probat thereof granted to Samuel Thompson Gentn one of the Executors in the said Will named. And the Will Ordered to be Recorded.

      [Westmoreland Deeds & Wills No. 2, p.

      133, etc.]: (The will of Lawrence Washington, brother-in-law of Major Francis Wright and grandfather of Gen. George Washington.)

      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I, Lawrence Washington, of Washington Parish in the County of Westmoreland in Virginia, Gentleman, being of good and perfect memory, thanks be unto Almighty God for it, & calling to mind the uncertain Estate of this Transitory life & that all flesh must yield unto death, when it shall please God to call me, doe make constitute; ordain & declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, revoking and annuling by these presents all and ??very Testament &c Testaments, Will or Wills heretofore by me made and declared either by word or writing, &c this to be taken only for my Last Will and Testament and none other, and first being heartely sorry from the bottom of my heart for my sins, most humbly desireing forgiveness of the same from the Almighty God my Saviour & Redeamer, in whome by the merits of Jesus Christ, I trust and beleive assuredly to be saved and to have full remission & forgiveness of all my sins, and that my soul with my body at the General day of Resurrection shall rise again with Joy and through the Merits of Christ's Death and Passion, possess & Inherit the Kingdom of Heaven prepared for his Elect & chosen, and my body to be buried, if please God I depart in this County of Westmoreland, by the side of my Father and Mother & neare my Brothers & Sisters & my children; and now for the setling of my Temporal Estate and such goods, Chattels and Debts as it hath pleased God, far above my deserts, to bestow upon me, I doe ordain give and bequeath the same in manner and form following,

      IMPRIMIS, I will that all those Debts and dues that I owe in right or conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever shall be well contented & paid or ordained or demanded to be paid by my Executors or Extx hereafter named.

      ITEM. I give and bequeth to my well beloved friends Mr William Thompson Clk. & Mr Samuel Thompson, each of them a mourning Ring of Thirty Shillings Value cach ring:

      ITEM. I give and bequath to my Godson, Lawrence Butler one young mare & two cows.

      ITEM. I give and bequeath to my Sister Anne Writts children, One man Servent a piece of four or five years to serve, or Three Thousand pounds of Tobacco to purchase the same, to be delivered or paid to them when they arrive to the age of Twenty-years old.

      ITEM. I give and bequeath to my Sister Lewis a morning ring of forty shillings price

      ITEM. I give to my Cuz: John Washington Sen: of Stafford County all my wearing apparel:

      ITEM. I give unto my Cozin: John Washington Eldest son Lawrence Washington, my Godson, One man Servant of five years to serve or Three Thousand pounds of Tobacco, to purchase the same, to be paid him when he comes to the age of Twenty one years old:

      ITEM. I give to my godsons Lawrence Butler & LEWIS NICHOLAS that Tract of land joining upon Meridah Edwards and Daniel White being Two hundred and Seventy five acres of land to be equally divided between them and their heirs forever;

      ITEM. I give to the upper and Lower Churches of Washington parish each of them a Pulpett Cloth & Cushion; at the Church, and to have none other Funeral to exceed Three Thousand pounds of Tobacco.

      ITEM. It is my will after my Debts & Legacies paid, that my personal Estate be equally divided into four parts: my loving wife Mildred Washington to have one part, my son John Washington to have another part my son Augustine Washington to have another part, and my Daughter Mildred Washington to have the other part; to be Delivered to them in Specie when they shall come to the age of Twenty One years old:

      ITEM. I give to my Son John Washington, this seat of Land where I now live, and that whole tract of land lying from the mouth of Machodock, extending to a place called the Round hills, with the addition I have thereunto made of William Webb and William Rush, to him and his heirs forever.

      ITEM. I give and bequeath unto my Son Augustin Washington all the dividend of land that I bought of Mr ROBERT LISSON's children in England lying in Mattox, between my Brother & Mr Baldridge's land, where Mr DANIEL LISSON formerly lived, by Estimation 400 acres, to him and his heirs forever, as likewise that land that was Mr Richard Hill's.

      ITEM. I give and bequeath unto my Said Son Augustine Washington, all that tract of land where Mr Lewis Markham now lives after the said Markham's and his now wife's decease, by estimation 700 acres more or less to him and his heirs forever.

      ITEM. I give and bequath my Daughter Mildred Washington all my land(*) in Stafford County, lying upon Hunting Creek, where Mrs Elizabeth Minton & Mrs. Williams now lives by estimation 2500 acres to her and her heirs forever.

      ITEM. I give my water mill to my son John Washington to him and his heirs forever.

      (*) This is the estate later called Mount Vernon.

      ITEM it is my will and desire if either of my children should die before they come to age or day of marriage, his or her personal Estate be equally divided between the two Survivors and their Mother:

      ITEM it is my will and desire if all my children should die before they come of age or day of marriage, that my Brother's Children shall enjoy all their Estate real, Except that land that I bought of Mr ROBERT LISSON's children, which I give to my loving wife and her heirs forever, and the rest as a foresaid to them and their heirs forever.

      ITEM I give my personall Estate in case of all my childrens death as above said to be equally divided between my wife and Brother's children, my wife to have the one half.

      ITEM I give that land which I bought of my Brother Francis Wright, being 200 acres lyeing near Storkes Quarter, to my son John Washington and his heirs forever,

      ITEM it is my desire that my Estate should not be appraised but kept intire and delivered them as above given according to time & my children to continue under the care & Tuition of their mother till they come of age or day of marriage, and she to have the profits of their Estates, towards the bringing of them up and keeping them at school.

      ITEM I do?? ordain and appoint my Cozen John Washington of Stafford and my friend Mr Samuel Thompson my Executors and my loving wife Mildred Washington my Executrix of this my last will & Testament.

      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale this 11th day of March.

      Anno Dom 169 7/8

      LAWRENCE WASHINGTON [Seal]

      Signed Seal'd Declared & pronounced in presence of us, Robt Redman, George Weedon, Thomas Howes, JOHN ROSIER.

      Westmoreland SS: At a Court held for the said County the 30th day of March 1698.
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=234&last=235&g_p=G2 &collection=NN Grant
      Title Thompson, William.
      Publication 13 March 1695/1696.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 85 acres upon the lands of Robert Foster, Robert Lovell, John Rosier, John Lancett.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 234-235 (Reel 288).

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