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

Anne Scholfield

Female Bef 1669 - Bef 1699  (< 30 years)


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  • Name Anne Scholfield 
    Born Bef 1669  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 1699  Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I073352  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 

    Father Robert Scholfield,   d. 16 Sep 1698, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Eleanor MNU Scholfield,   d. Bef 8 Oct 1700, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20538  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Richard Bray,   b. Bef 1649,   d. 9 Apr 1690, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years) 
    Married Bef 1689  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F33589  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Michael Griggs,   b. Bef 1663, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 11 Feb 1690/91, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 28 years) 
    Married Abt 1690  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Griggs,   b. Bef 1687, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1726, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years)
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F33588  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Richard Willis,   b. 29 Aug 1656, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1701, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 11 Feb 1690/91  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F24126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Middlesex County, Virginia
      Deed Book No. 2 (1694-1703)
      Pages 182:
      Know all men by these presents that Whereas Michaell Griggs late of Lancaster County in Virginia by his Last Will in Writeing dated ye 22d day of March 1687/8 did give to his Wife Anne Griggs all and singular his personall Estate of which devise after the death of said Michaell Griggs the same Ann became lawfully possest in her own right of severall negroes, horses, cattle, household stuff & other chattels and Whereas the sd Ann being so possest hath since Entermarried with Richd. Willis now of the said County of Lancaster by force whereof ye sd Richard Willis is become rightfully possext of all and singular the said chattels Now Know Yee that the said Richard Willis & Ann Willis for the sum of Ten Shillings Sterling to be paid before the sealing thereof by Edwin Conway of the County of Northumberland Gent doe hereby selle to the said Edwin Conway & his heires forever Nine Negroe men slaves and seaven Negroe Women & three Negroe girles & also Fifty head of Cattle old & young all of ye proper markes formerly used by Michaell Griggs & Robert Griggs & running upon the land and plantations formerly to them belonging and also twelve horses and mares formerly belonging to the said Robt. And Michaell and runing upon the plantations aforesaid and also one Silver Tankard & all the household stuff & other goods & chattels of what nature or quality formerly belonging to the said Michaell Griggs and by force of the said device come to the hands & possession of the said Richd Willis & Ann Willis.
      In Witness whereof wee have sett our hands & seales this 7th day of July 1696.
      In presence of us:
      Will Todd, Thomas Tompson
      Signed: Richd Willis
      Ann (her R mark) Willis
      Recorded: 10 May 1697
      As of the 1696 date of this agreement, Richard Willis was still married to Ann, the daughter of Michaell Griggs. Since Richard Willis was married to Betty, the daughter of Thomas Landon, by the time of his death in 1700. It is evident that his marriage to Betty Landon was of short duration
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      BRAY, Richard. Nuncupative Will. 20 Sept. 1689. Recorded 9 April 1690.
      Wife Mrs. Ann Bray, all estate and she to return to England and live like a gentle woman. Boy Ned to have something "because I brought him out of his native country." Richard Bray's non-cupative will.
      Sister that has two daughters is given nothing. Proved by oath of Will Shorter, Elizabeth Guy and Hannah Singleton. Will was made the day before he died, 20 Sept. 1689. W.B. 8, p. 1
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      Old Rappahannock Co VA Deed & Will Book 6, Part II - 1679-1682; Antient Press: pg 206-208
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whom these prsents shall come, DAVID STERNE of Sittingburne Parish in Rappae: County in Virginia sendeth Greeting. Know yee that I the said DAVID STERNE for quantity of Foure thousand five hundred pounds of good tobacco & cask have sold unto WILLIAM CLAPHAM of ye same Parish and County aforesaid, Planter, One hundred and fifty acres of land being ye one halfe of Three hundred acres which the said DAVID STERNE bought of RICHARD BRAY in the Freshes of Rappae: River, the upper part of the said land to belong unto the said CLAPHAM, and to be devided between the said STERNE & CLAPHAM by a S:W: course out of the woods towards the River, the said WILLIAM CLAPHAM to have and to hold the said hundred & fifty acres of land and every part thereof together wth all its rights and apprtenances to him said WILLIAM CLAPHAM his heires and assignes forever by and undr. the yearly rent reserved for the same to our Sovereigns Lord the King In Witness whereof I have set my hand and Seale this first day of April! 1679
      Sealed and Delivered in
      prsence of RICHD, BRAY, DAVID STERNE
      ROBT BROOKE
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae 2 die April 1679
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I ELIZB: STERNE of ye County of Rappae: doe appoint my loveing Friend, RICHARD BRAY, of the same County my true & lawful! Attorney for me & in my name place & stead to acknowledge my right of a parcell of land sold by my Husband, DAVID STERNE unto WILLIAM CLAPHAM of the same County, and to his heires forever. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and scale this first day of April 1679
      Signed and Delivd, in presence of us
      RO: BROOKE, RO: GULLOCK ELIZB: STERNE
      Recordatr 7 die April 1679
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whom these prsents shall come, RICHARD BRAY of Sittingburne Parish in Rappae: County in Virginia sendth Greeting in our Lord God, Know yee that I the said RICHARD BRAY for quantity of Six thousand pounds of good tobacco & cask to me hand have sold unto DAVID STERNE of the same Parish and County, Plantr., three hundred acres of land scituate in Rappae: County aforesaid, and being of the Devident whereon the said BRAY is seated in the Freshes of Rappae: River beginning at a marked Hickory adjoyning to the land of Mr. JOHN PAYNE and runing N:W: to an other marked Hickory, thence to a marked red Oak, thence WE; to the place where it began To have & to hold the said three hundred acres of land to him the said DAVID STERNE his heires & assignes forever by & under the yearely rent reserved for the same to our Soveraigne Lord the King, In Witness whereof I have sett my hand & seale this first day of April 1679
      Sealed & Delivd in the prsence of ROBT BROOKE, WM: CLAPHAM RICHARD BRAY
      Recognition in Cur Com Rappae: 2 die April 1679
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I ANNE BRAY, now Wife of RICHARD BRAY, of Rappae: County have and doe by these prsents appoint my trusty & beloved Friend, ROBERT BROOKS of the same County my true & lawfull attorney for me & in my name to acknowledge all my right to a certaine parcel of land conteyning Three hundred acres which said land the abovesaid RICHARD BRAY sold to DAVID STERNE hereby ratefying and confirming what my said Attorney shall doe concerning the prmises. Witness my hand and Seale this 2nd day of April 1679
      Sealed signed and Delivd, in the prsence of us THO: PAYNE, EDW. ASHTON ANN BRAY
      Recordatr 7 die April 1679
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      1687-1691 Lancaster County Order Book 3: pg 152
      Lancaster county Court 11th of February 1690/1691
      - Mr. RICHARD WILLIS as marrieing the Relicte of Mr. RICHARD BRAY and Mr. MICHAELL GRIGGS being arrested to this Court at the suite of Mr. MOTTROM WRIGHT and RUTH his Wife, Daughter and sole heire of Mr. ROBERT GRIGGS, (deced), for the deteyneing of two thirds of all the Landes, houses &c. which the saide MICHAELL GRIGGS died possessed off and not appeareing to answer the saide suite, and the Sheriffe not takeing security according to Acte, Order according to Acte is therefore granted against the saide Sheriffe upon whose peticon Attachmt. according to Acte is granted against the saide WILLIS
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      1687-1691 Lancaster County Order Book 3: pg 163
      Lancaster county Court 8th of April 1691
      - Mr. RICHARD WILLIS and ANN his Wife, the late Widdow and Relicte of Mr. MICHAELL GRIGGS, and Mr. RICHARD BRAY. late of this County, (deced). being cited to this Court by virtue of a summons from Capt. WILLIAM BALL, President, to p:duce to this Court the Last. Will and Testament of the saide MICHAEL GRIGGS, and not appeareing; It is therefore ordered upon the peticon of Mr. ROBERT SCOFEILD, a Legatee in the saide Last Will of the saide MICHAELL GRIGGS, that the saide WILLIS and his saide Wife bee by the Sheriffe of this County summoned to make their p:sonall appeareance at the next Court helde for this County then and thre to p:duce the saide Will of the saide GRIGGS that the same may bee duely proved
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      1687-1691 Lancaster County Order Book 3: pg 166
      Lancaster county Court 10th of June 1691
      - Whereas by an Order of the last Court helde for this County, Mr. RICHARD WILLIS and ANN his Wife, the late Widdowe and Relicte of Mr. MICHAELL GRIGGS and Mr. RICHARD BRAY was ordered upon the Peticon of Mr. ROBERT SCOFEILD to bee by the Sheriffe summoned to appeare at this Court to p:duce the Last Will & Testament of the saide GRIGGS. the Subsheriffe of this County by reason of his indisposicon being not able to come to Court and haveing made noe returne of the saide Order; It is therefore ordered that if it shall appeare by the returne of the saide Order that the saide WILLIS and his Wife was summoned to this Court that then if they shall not make their p:sonall appeareances at the next Court helde for this County, that then Attachmt, issue forth agt. the bodies of the sde, WILLIS & his Wife for their Contempt
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Order Book - 1689-1692; Antient Press: pg 235
      - Rappahannock County Court 9th of October 1691
      - Reff. intr. Mr. RICHD. WILLIS as Marrying the Ezecutrx. of Mr. RICHD. BRAY, & XPHER BLACKBURNE Deft. till next Court
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Order Book - 1689-1692; Antient Press: pg 241
      - Rappahannock County Court 3d of February 1691/2
      - Order is granted against the Sheriff to RICHD. WILLIS as Marrying the Executrx. of RICHD. BRAY for the non apperance of XPHER BLACKBURNE according to Declaracon
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      1701-1703 Lancaster County Order Book 4: pg 146
      Lancaster County Court 10th of September 1701
      - CARTER &c. v SCHOLFIELD The action brought to this Court by Collo. ROBERT CARTER and BETTY his Wife, Administratrix of RICHARD WILLIS late of MIDDLESEX County, Gent., deced., against ROBERT SCHOLFIELD &c. is referred att ye prayer of ye Deft. he giving security to stand and abide ye finall award and determination of the Court, Mr. WILLIAM HEARD, Security
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      1701-1703 Lancaster County Order Book 4: pg 159
      Lancaster County Court 11th of February 1701/02
      ....And the Deft. by way of Rejoynder to the Plaintiffe's Replication saith that notwithstanding any thing by ye Pits. in their Replication alleadged ye Negroes [to witt] Prince and Doll, was not the proper goods of RICHARD, deced., at ye time aforesaid neither did the Deft. att ye time aforesaid possess themselves thereof but the Deft. saith as in his Plea that at the time aforesaid ye right title property and interest was in ye Deft.'s Father, ROBERT SCHOLFIELD, deced. by virtue of the aforesaid Will of MICHAELL GRIGG deced. bearing date ye 22d of March 1687/88 and that the deceased did constitute ANN, Executrix of the Will and substituted ROBERT SCHOLFIELD deced., and the Deft. saith that the Will was never duely executed by ANN but waived thereof ROBERT since ye death of ANN hath had probate of the Will and thereby he became lawfully possessed of the aforesaid Negroes and ye Deft. sayeth that MICHAELL GRIGG did give and bequeath all his personall Estate to his loveing Wife, ANN, and the Deft. saith that forasmuch as she proved not the Will and performed not ye office of an Executrix but directly contrary concealed the same that thereby she forfeited and lost her Legacie and that ye same and every part thereof belongeth to ROBERT deced., as aforesaid by ye Deft. saith that as to....