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

Thomas Boyce

Male Bef 1605 - 1657  (> 52 years)

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  • Name Thomas Boyce 
    Born Bef 1605  Newport, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Oct 1657  Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I071414  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2021 

    Family ID F00310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

     1. Thomas Boyce,   b. 1635, Nighton, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1677, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F32687  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WILLS OF Westmoreland County, Virginia 1654-1800 BY AUGUSTA B. FOTHERGILL: Pg 2
      BOYCE, THOMAS, 1 August 1656; 15 October 1657. Legatees; Elizabeth my now wife; Major John Hallowes; friend John Hillier; friend Thomas Wilsford; son Thomas Boyce aged about 32 years who was born in the Isle of Wight, and if he cannot be heard of his legacy to my sisters Eleanor and Dorothy and Jane Boyce. My executors shall write to the Mayor of Newport and inquire for my son Thomas and my sisters whom I left in Gotyam near Newport and if they are not heard of estate to friends Major John Hallowes, John Hillier and Thomas Wilsford, gents
      Jh Note: The will of Thomas Boys dated Aug. 1, 1657 and Prob Oct. 20, 1657 in Westmoreland Co. was witnessed by Richard Browne. His executors were: John Hallowes, John Hillier, and Thomas Wilsford. His will states he left his sisters and his son Thomas in Isle of Wright and says his son was about 32 in 1656. "his now wife Elizabeth" may indicate a previous marriage. Thomas Boys was in St.Mary's Co by 1637. His name seems to pop up most frequently with Nathaniel Pope and Marmaduke Snow.

      Will of Thomas Boys of Westmoreland Co, dated 1 Aug 1656. Probate 20 Oct 1657.
      To John Hiller, Gent., "my loveing friend and Neighbour" tobacco and cattle.
      To Thos Wilsford, Gent., "my loveing friend" Tobacco.
      To "my sone Thomas Boys now about the age of 32 and was borne in Nighten in the Isle of Wight if he be liveing" residue of estate. If he be dead or cannot be heard from then this bequest to "the Children of my Sisters Eleanor, Ann, Dorothy and Jane Boys equally to be divided amongst them".
      That the executors send a copy of this will the next shipping after his death to the Mayor of Newport to inquire for his son and his sisters "whom I left liveing in Gatgum not Farr from Newport in the Isle of Wight". If no word is received within 3 years then the estate to be divided between friends Hallowes, Hiller and Wilsford, they executors.

      p.85. Octo: 15th 1657
      "A Codioill to be annexed to The Boys his Will
      An Account of what debts Thomas Boys either stand indebted or hath due unto me

      Imprs due to John Walton in Tob'oo 100 and 1600 of nailes
      due to Henry Brookes 150
      to Dandyes old servant 100
      Francis Gray Debtor to me in Tob'oo 500 and a barrell of Corne
      Mr Roger Isham debtor to me 340 one hundred and twenty being duo for play
      Robert Wyard debtor to mee 400
      Mr John Hiller debtor to mee 285 fifty of this being due for one paire of bodies more due to me from Mr Hiller 500 fewer penny nailes and 300 two penny nailes and 11 pounds of feathers the which nailes and feathers I give to Michael Phillipps
      more due to me from Mr Hiller 5 pound of shott and one home of powder 1 peoke of salt due from Mr Hall one firkin of Soape
      due from me to Abraham Johnson 120
      due to Arthur Shore 180 due to me from Frans Gray 5 hheads
      One hhoad due to me from Mr Hiller
      due from me to Mr Hayward 6 lb of Beaver towards a bill of a greater sumo the rest being due from Mr Hiller the which I stand bound for
      cue to me from Mr John Dodman in Tob'oo 200
      due to John Withers from me two paire of shooes
      Cap°t Mason Debtor to me 8 lb of Beaver
      due from me to Mr Hens Peyton 550 lb tob
      whereof there must be a deduocon in the pride
      of one paire of bodies
      more due for two paire of Childrens stockings
      due to me from Mr Henry Peyton for apples in To'oo 040
      due to me from Mr Isaac Allertons in Tob'oo and Caske 1900
      with one yeares forlearanoe all to be - Toboc. 050
      due to me from John Butler in Tobacoo
      due from Rioh: Heabeard to me 060
      I doe herein give to my servant Anne Phillipps her time and one Browne Heifer
      Deliver these Accounts by my ord°r unto Major John Hallowes and as for my Will the which is in the hands of Mr Thomas Wilsford I doe herein desire that to stand for good in the Custody of Major Hallowes and Mr Wilsford and noe person more Witnes my hand this day and yeare above written The marke of Lef: Thomas Boys Witnessed by Rich: Browne John Walton his marke"

      1650-1652 Deed-Will Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 43
      Att a Court houlden att CHICKECON the 24th May 1650
      Whereas it appeareth to this Court that WM. PINLEY did and stands indebted unto THO: BOYS one Servant to be delivered upon payment of two hhds. of tobaco from JOHN HILLERS who engaged himselfe to deliver the said tobaco to the said PINLEY for the use of the said BOYS & now the said PINLEY is deceased, & the said Servant not delivered, the Court hath therefore ordered that the said JOHN HILLER shall by the Tenth day of December next deliver unto the said THO: BOYS or his assignes one sufficient man Servant else Execucon &c.

      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 475
      ELIZABETH & JOHN ROSIER, 920 acs. N'umberland Co., 18 Mar. 1662, p. 250, (180). N.E. upon Petomecke Riv., N.W. upon land of Thomas Peaks & small branch of Up. Machotick Riv. & S.E. upon land of Thomas Boyce. Granted to John Hillier 19 Oct. 1653 & by his will given to the abovenamed.

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