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

William Jeffries

Male 1635 - Aft 1660  (> 26 years)


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  • Name William Jeffries 
    Born 1635  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1660  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I071675  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2021 

    Family ID F32742  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Austin,   b. Abt 1640,   d. Aft 1656, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years) 
    Married Abt 21 Jul 1656  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F32743  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
      [Page 65 L]
      John Meekes his will.
      In the name of our Lord God everlasting, I John
      Meekes being very sick and weak but in perfect memory do
      and according as it is fit bequeath my soul to God With
      whom I hope I shall rest and my body to the earth from
      whence it came. Imprimus • I will and bequeath that which I
      have unto Mary Sharpe, furthermore my will is that at the
      term of two years after my decease that John Coleman the
      son of Richard Coleman shall have one cow calf if there fall
      any the second year after my decease furthermore my will is
      that Rebertah Laud the daughter of Robert Laud shall the
      second year after my decease have one cow calf if in case
      there falleth any at the time afore named. In witness whereof
      I have hereunto set my hand and seal the three and twenty
      day of October in the year of our Lord 1655.
      The mark of John Meekes
      The markof Wm. Warder
      William Jeffars
      The mark of Robert Laud
      ===
      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
      Mary Laud her deposition.
      Mary Laud aged 34 years or there abouts sworn and
      examined saith that in November last or there abouts at John
      Meekes his funeral Wm. Jeffars and his sister who is now
      the wife of Wm. Walker (fell out) and she bid him go to his
      whore the Fidlers wife, Wm. Jeffars made and swore and
      said, do not say so sister for she is an honest woman, the
      said Jeffars his sister replied again and said she is a whore
      and I will prove it, and further this depondent saith not.
      Signum - Mary Laud
      21st July 1656, Jurat in court

      Henry Haylor his deposition,
      Henry Haylor aged 37 years or there abouts sworn and
      examined saith, that about a month since this depondent
      being at the house of John Walker, Wm. Walker and his
      wife came into the said house the said Wm. Walkers wife
      and Wm. Thomas his wife fell to words and Wm. Walkers
      wife told the said Wm. Thomas his wife that she would beat
      her the said Thomas his wife replied that she would give her
      as good as she brought if fire brands would do it upon
      which Walkers wife struck the said Thomas his wife and
      threw her down upon a chest and did there beat her but the
      said Thomas his wife did not strike the said Walkers wife in
      this depondents sight and further this dependent saith not.
      Signum - Henry Haylor
      21st July 1656, Jurat in court.
      ===
      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
      William Walker his deposition.
      William Walker aged 33 years or there abouts sworn
      and examined saith, That about two months since John
      Ayres being at this depondents house sold all his right and
      title to a boar unto Robert Laud which frequented with the
      said Lauds hogs about two or three days after the said Laud
      had so bought it he killed the boar, this depondents child
      going to the said Lauds house, at his return home told the
      marks of the boar which the said Laud had killed according
      to his knowledge unto Wm. Jeffes, John Powell being
      present immediately went to the said Lauds house and
      desired this depondent and William Jeffes to go with him
      supposeing to be of his mark bearing, come to the house
      John Powell took up the ears of the boar and said that them
      ears were of his mark and the next day after the the said
      Powell caused the boar to be fetched away from the said
      Lauds house, Richard Ball carried the body of the said boar
      and the said Powell carried the head the mark of the said
      boar to this depondents best knowledge was cropt and a
      hole in one ear and the other ear slit from the top to the
      bottom and a piece taken out from behind the ear further
      this depondent saith 'that John Ayres who [---] Robert
      Laud and he agreed about the said boar sold, told the said
      Laud that if there were a hole in either of the ears it was
      none of his hogs and the said Laud delivered a canoe unto
      the said Ayres in consideration of the boar and further this
      depondent saith not
      William Walker
      20th March 1655, Jurat in court.
      ===
      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
      [Page 72 L]
      William Jeffes aged 30 years or there abouts sworn
      and examined saith that he went with Mr. Powell To Robert
      Lauds to see the mark of the boar which Laud had killed and
      coming to the house at the door there stood a tub of water
      and one half of the head in the water which I took up and
      looked on the ear it was cropt and a hole and Mr. Powell
      looked on it and said it was his boar and asked Goodman
      Laud if he would detain it and Laud told him that if he
      would sware that it was his, he should have it and the next
      day Mr. Powell and two more came and they carried the
      boar away, but I went not with him then neither was
      Goodman Laud at home himself when Mr. Powell fetched it
      away and further saith not.
      William Jeffes
      20th March 1655, Jurat in court.
      ===
      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
      Wm. Jeffars his deposition.
      Wm. Jeffars aged 31 years or there abouts sworn and
      examined saith the very same that John Howett hath
      deposed and further .saith not.
      William leffars
      21st July 1656, Jurat in court
      ===
      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
      [Page 89 R]
      William Jeffars his agreement with Elizabeth Austen his
      now wife.
      To all Christian people or to whom this shall [-----]
      Know you that whereas I William Jeffars and Elizabeth
      Austen both of the County of Northumberland in [----] do
      intend by the blessing of God solomnly to [--] selves in
      the Holy Estate of wedlock and she the said Elizabeth
      Austen doth and hath firmly agree to [-----] him the said
      Wlliam Jeffars that he the said Jeffars shall [----] from the
      day and year within mentioned and forever here [---- ]
      neither demand claim nor have any title or interest [----]
      two cows now in the custody and belonging to her the said
      Elizabeth Austen and that she the said Elizabeth during
      [-----] life shall have hold every claim and enjoy the
      aforesaid [---] cows with all their increase both male and
      female and after the said Elizabeth decease they [---] and
      [-----] unto her child or children that shall be born in
      wedlock by William Jeffars and not any other husband after
      his decease and [-----] said two cows with their increase
      shall be given by her the said Elizabeth Austen to one child
      or more as she shall please and the names of the aforesaid
      two cows so reserved by her the said Elizabeth goeth by the
      names of, "Broad and Browning" and marked the left ear
      cropt and slit and the right. ear with a hole in it, unto this
      condition and agreement I William Jeffars do bind myself to
      the [-----] performance of all that is above specified in the
      sum penalty of ten thousand pounds of good sound Virginia
      tobacco and cask at all demands to be paid in case [-]
      condition shall be made void by me andto the truth I have
      put to my hand and seal this 7th day of July 1656.
      William Jeffars
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us;
      Henry Clarke, Robert Hitchcocke, John Trussell
      21st July 1656, this agreement was acknowledged in court
      by William Jeffars and is recorded.
      ===
      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
      Nicholas Banister letter of attorney to John Walker.
      Know all men by these presents that I Nicholas
      Banister do constitute and ordain John Walker to be my
      lawful Iattorney for me and in my name to answer the suit of
      Capt. Thomas Cornwaleys Esq. and what my said Attorney
      shall do or cause to be done in or about the premisses I do
      hereby ratify and confirm as if! were personally present and
      did the same witness my hand this 10th of November 1657.
      The mark of Nicholas Banister
      Teste - R. Flynt, William Jeffars
      22nd November 1657, this letter of attorney was recorded.
      ===
      1657-1661 Order Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 206
      Northumberland County Court 20th of May 1659
      - WILLIAM JEFFES was this day sworne Constable for YEOCOMOCO his limitts
      extending from the House of Mr. FRANCIS CLAY all that side of YEOCOMOCO RIVER includeing YEOCOMOCO NECKE and to the utmost extent of ye County upwards
      ===
      1657-1661 Order Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 243
      Northumberland County Court 21st of May 1660
      - Upon the Peticon of WILLIAM JEFFER that STEPHEN BAILY, whoe married with the Relict of WM WALKER, deced., hath in his tuicon his Wifes Brother which Orphan the sd, BAILY doth much abuse, It is therefore ordered that the sd, Orphan (WM. WALKER) shall forthwith be removed from the said BAILEY's, remaine with the sd. JEFFER till further order & that the said BAILY make his appeareance at the next Orphans Court
      ===
      1657-1661 Order Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 251
      Northumberland County Court 21th of July 1660
      - Upon hearing of the difference depending betweene WILLIAM JEFFARS and STEPHEN BAILY, It is ordered that each pity shall Beare his owne charges & that if hereafter the sd p;ties shall bring any more such Lytigious, vexatious & turbulent suits into the Court about Quarrelling & Scandalizing each other, then to be fined or punished at the Courts discrecon, And it is further ordered that WILLIAM WALKER, the Sonne of Mr WM: WALKER, deced., shall continue and remaine with STEPHEN BAILY, whoe married with the Relict of the sd. WALKER, deced., according to the Will of the said deced

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