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

John Evans

Male Abt 1670 - Aft 1708  (~ 39 years)


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  • Name John Evans 
    Born Abt 1670  Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1708  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I074379  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father John Evans,   b. Bef 1650, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1684, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years) 
    Mother Susannah Johnson,   b. Bef 1654,   d. Aft 1672, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years) 
    Family ID F46209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Penelope MNU Evans,   b. Bef 1674,   d. Aft 1694, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years) 
    Married Bef 1690  Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Evans,   b. 4 May 1690, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. James Evans,   b. 16 Oct 1692, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1722, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F46229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah MNU Evans,   b. Abt 1678,   d. Aft 1708, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Aft 1694  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F50516  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • there is a John Evans in St. Anne's Parish and two other John Evans in South Farnham Parish at the same time. John s/o John d. 1692 moved to North Carolina abt 1735
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      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      EVANS, JOHN, of Sittingburne Parish in the County of Rappa. 29 January, 1683; 1 die 8bris, 1684.
      All the land I am possessed of to my two sons John Evans and Wm. Evans to be equally divided between them both for quantity and quality the division to be made when my son John is twenty one but in case the one shall decease before his full age the other shall succeed to his inherititnce. To each of my children a mare and all their increase the youngest mare to my son John the other to my son William also to each of them a cow and its increase my son John to have a cowe called Mealy Nose William to have a black cow called Slow. Desires his children shall stay and live with their mother until they each of them attain the age of nineteen years. To father-in-law Mr. Wm Veale a case of pistols and holsters. To my loving brother Martin Johnson a chest which I had of him also a gun I had of him and a Caster hat. To my Godchild Margaret Ward daughter of Bryant Ward a cowe calf. All the rest of my goods and chattles after my debts are satisfied to my well beloved wife Elizabeth Evans. Wife Elizabeth to be Executrix and to be guardian of the children.
      Wit. RICHD R WEST, THOMAS JOHNSON, WILLM. HEATHER.
      his mark Page 36.
      A probate hereon is granted to Martin Johnson in behalf of Jno. Evans. Page 172
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      1670-1672 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 227
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I MARTIN JOHNSON have made & appointed my Loveing Friend THOMAS HAWKINS my true and lawfuil Attorney for me and in my name to acknowledge in the Court of Rappa. a Deed of Gift wch I made unto my Cousin in law JOHN EVANS of two cowes being marked wth a flower deluce on ye Right eare & a slitt on ye left with a small nick on ye top of ye Left Eare wth all the female increase I give from me & my heires unto ye said JOHN EVANS his heires forever and when ye said EVANS shall attaine ye age of 14 yeares then I give unto him as aforesaid ye whole increase both male & female to the truth whereof I have hereunto sett my hand seale this 1 of May one thousand six hundred Seaventy & one
      JAMES ANDREWS MARTINE JOHNSON
      WALLER STALLION [Stallings]
      Recognitr. in Cur Rappa. 4th die May 1671
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      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 306-307
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen. I MARTIN JOHNSON of ye County of Essex being sick and weak of body but of perfect sence and memory do make this my last Will and Testament revoakeing and anulling all former Wills and Testaments by me had & made, appointing and allowing this and none other to be this my last Will and Testament
      Imprs. I bequeath my Soule unto Almighty God that gave it and my body to ye dust from whence it was taken in sure and certaine hope of resurrection to everlasting life through our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ and as for what Temporall Estate it path pleased God far above my deserts to endow me with I do dispose thereof in manner and forme as followeth
      Item I give and bequeath my Reall Estate to my Grandson in Law, JOHN EVANS, and to my loveing friend, JANE LANDRAM, now Wife of JOHN LANDRAM, to them and their heirs lawfully begotten of their own bodyes to be equally divided between them in quantity and quality to hold and enjoy forever
      Item My will is that if ye sd JANE LANDRAM shall depart this life without such heire or heires of her body lawfully begotten, that then ye abovesd. JOHN EVANS and his heirs surviveing shall have hold and enjoy my said real estate for ever and if my said Grandson, JOHN EVANS, shall dye without such heires of his body lawfully begotten that then the said JANE LANDRAM and heires as abovesd. Surviveing shall have hold and enjoye my whole Reall Estate for ever. But if in case both ye said JOHN EVANS and JANE LANDRAM shall depart this Life without such heires of their bodyes lawfully begotten, my will is that then the Children of my loveing Friend, Capt. FRANCIS SLAUGHTER, shall have hold and enjoy my said Reall Estate for them and their heires for ever
      Item My will is that my personall Estate except some legacies hereafter mentioned be (after the decease of my beloved Wife) equally divided in quantity and quality between the abovesaid JOHN EVANS & JANE LANDRAM, to have hold and enjoy to them and their heires of their bodyes lawfully begotten forever, And if in case the said JOHN EVANS and JANE LANDRAM shall depart this life without such heires abovesd., my will is that then ye Children of my Friend, Capt. FRANCIS SLAUGHTER, shall have and enjoy my said personal! Estate for ever to them and their heires
      Item My will is that my beloved Wife hold and enjoye all my whole Estate Reall and personall for and dureing her natural life
      Item My will is my abovesd. Grandson, JOHN EVANS, shall not receive into his hands the abovesd Estate, reall and personal untill he attaine the age of Twenty three years, And if in case my beloved Wife shall depart this life before my said Grandson, JOHN EVANS shall attaine the age of twenty three years, my will is that then the said personal! Estate by me to him bequeathed shall in his proper Specie (after an equal! division made) be inventoried & deposited to the care and trust and remain in the hands of my abovesaid Friends, Capt. FRANCIS SLAUGHTER and JOHN LANDRAM, to the proper use and behoofe of the aforesaid JOHN EVANS to be delivered to them or their Exrs. into the custody and possession of the said JOHN EVANS without being converted into tobacco or money, but in its owne proper specie and kind of they the said Trustees shall (according to this my Will) receive it, and when the said JOHN EVANS shall attaine to the age of Twenty three years and not untill then
      Itm. I give & bequeath unto my Friend, Capt. FRANCIS SLAUGHTER, my best Rapier and belt and my best hatt to be delivered at my decease
      Itm. I bequeath unto my lovein g Friend, Mrs. MARGARET SLAUGHTER SENR., one mourning Ring of ten shillings price to be procured her imediately after my decease
      Itm. I bequeath unto my God Daughter, ELIZABETH LEE, one Cow Clafe to be delivered as abovesd.
      Itm. My will is that JOHN EVANS and JANE LANDRAM neither of them shall have power to sell or mortgage any part or parcel! of the abovesd, land by me to them bequeathed but that it remaine after their decease to the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten and in default of such heirs to the Children of Capt. FRANCIS SLAUGHTER as abovesd.
      Itm. I give and bequeath unto MARTHA SLAUGHTER, Daughter to Capt. FRANCIS SLAUGHTER, one Cow Cale to be delivered by my Executors
      Itm. I make ordaine & appoint my beloved Wife, MARY JOHNSON, and my Friend, JOHN LANDRAM Executrix & Executr: of this my last Will and Testament
      Itm. I give and bequeath to GEORGE LAMPART one young Sow about the age of one year & halfe to be delivered after my decease by my Executrix. In Witness of all and every the above recited premises I hereunto set my hand and seale this 11th: day of January Ano: Dom 1693/4
      Signed sealed and published in presence of
      GEORGE LAMPART, MARTIN JOHNSON
      THO: PARKER SENR., JOHN RICHIE,
      JAMES LANDRUM
      We ye Subscribers do depose that we saw ye above mentioned MARTIN JOHNSON signe seale and publish this written Will as his last Will and Testament And that he was in perfect sense and memory at ye signeing and sealeing thereof to the best of ye Deponants knowledge and farther saith not
      Sworne to in Essex County Court 9br: 10th 1694 THO: PARKER SENR.
      JOHN RICHIE
      At a Court held for Essex County September ye 10th: Ano: Dom: 1694
      The within written Will was proved by ye Oathes of THOMAS PARKER SENR., & JOHN RICHIE, Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded
      Vere Recordatr: Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1702-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 11; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 138
      Deed. 3 Feb 1703/4. John Evins of Sittenbourne par, planter, sells Saml Henshaw, for 3000 lb tobo, 400 acres on S side of Rappahannook River. Adjoins land Thomas Pannells sold to Edward Stafford next adjoining to Nathan Bentley according to a division that was betwixt John Speed and John Amos.
      Wit: Signed John x Evins
      John Andrews
      Richd x West Rec 10 Feb 1703/4.
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 91-93.
      8 April 1708. John Evans of St. Ann's Parish, Essex County, son and heire of John Evans, deceased, to John Martin of same. For 2500 pounds of tobacco. Tract whereon William Besley now liveth containing 100 acres in aforesaid parish, formerly called Sittenburn Parish in Rappa. County ... levell peice of good land adjoining to a peice of barren land on the north line of the 500 acres purchased by Wm. Veale from Thomas Page and Elizabeth his wife,
      and to be laid out square from the levill.
      John (J E) Evans
      Wit: Buckenm. Browne, John Pitts, John (J) Willard.
      10 April 1708. Acknowledged by John Evans. Right of dower relinquished by Sarah his wife.
      8 April 1708. Bond of John Evans of St. Ann's Parish, Essex County, son and heire of John Evans, unto John Martin of same. For 5000 pounds of tobacco. To abide by covenants of deed.
      John (E) Evans
      Wit: Buckenm. Browne, John Pitts, John (J) Willard.
      10 April 1708. Acknowledged.
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 103-04.
      Will of John Landrum of the County of Essex and Parish of Sittingburn, being very sick and weake,. dated 21
      Dec. 1707.
      My estate be equally divided between my four children Thomas, Elizabeth, John and Martha Landrum, to be delivered to them at the age of eighteen years.
      John Evens shall have my son John Landrum till he attaines to the age of eighteen yeares.
      my daughter Martha Landrum do stay and remain with her aunt Reys [Keys?) until she attaines to the age of•eighteen years.
      My son Thomas Landrum executor.
      John (X) Landrum
      Wit: John Hawkins, Joseph (0) Campian.
      10 May 1708. Proved by John Hawkins and Joseph Campian.

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