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

John Evans

Male Bef 1650 - 1684  (> 34 years)


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  • Name John Evans 
    Born Bef 1650  Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Aug 1684  Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I074380  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father Virginia Evans 
    Family ID F23307  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susannah Johnson,   b. Bef 1654,   d. Aft 1672, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Evans,   b. Abt 1670, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1708, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F46209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Veale,   b. Bef 1654, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1684, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years) 
    Married Bef 1670  Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Evans,   b. Abt 1670, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1734/35, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F33463  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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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 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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      Contributed by Darrel Salisbury

      John Evans was b. bef. 1650, perhaps in Barbados, s/o Peter & Elizabeth PERRY Evans, & perhaps the grandson of the Griffith Evans transported to Barbados, 25 Dec 1635. He d. between the 29th of January 1683/84 & the 1 die (day) 8bris(Latin,Octobris; the 8th month of the Julian calendar, then in use in the Colony of Virginia) 1684. Winslow's History of Perquimans county says he came from Barbados with his parents, siblings, Peter, Richard & Sarah, & the Woolard family. His sons, John (prob. the elder as named first, a habit that continues today, & not likely to have been required to wait, until a younger brother reached majority, to claim his inheritance) & William were born no earlier than 30 Jan 1664/65, as neither was 19 on the day the will was written. No other children are named.
      Martin Johnson is called "brother". I find no relationship, unless he is the husband of John's sister, Sarah; of whom I find nothing but her name.
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      1668-1670 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 128
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty fifth day of Aprill 1670 in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred & seaventy Betweene THOMAS GOULDMAN of the County of Rappa. & ALLICE my Wife on the one part and JOHN EVANS of the same County Cooper of the other part Witnesseth that wee the sd THOMAS GOULDMAN & ALICE for divers goods causes & valueable consideration as thereunto moveing & especially of & for the consideration of the sums of five thousand three hundred pounds of tobacco the Receipt whereof wee doe hereby acknoweldge doe hold or:selves fully satisfied & paid thereof doe clearly acquitt & discharge the said JOHN EVANS by these prsents doe give bargaine sell & confirme unto the said JOHN EVANS & his heires for ever Two hundred acres of land wch land is scituate lying & being uppon the KINGS ROADE and MILL ROADE neare unto Major JOHN WEIRS MILL one moyety thereof being formerly by mee the said GOULDMAN purchased of LEFT. COLL. GOODRICH & boundeth as foll: begining att the land of PHILLIP SANDERS and running towards the land of THO. RAWSON allonge by or neare the cleared ground called by the name of TURKEY COCK HILL the other moyety purchased by me the said GOULDMAN of PHILLIP SANDERS and bounded as Folliowing; halfe a poynt West from the corner tree of JOHN MILLS his Mill & one hundred twenty & seaven perches a little over the MILL ROADE abovesd to a red Oake thence West one halfe poynt Northerly to a Hickery One hundred twenty & seaven perches thence North halfe a poynt Esterly one hundred twenty & seaven perches to JOHN MILLS his line of marked trees which extends themselves to the first menconed station To Have and To Hold the above bargained land and prmises unto the said JOHN EVANS his heires for ever with all houses Orchards woods fishings fowling hawkeing & buntings wth all pffits whatseover threunto belonging and further wee the said THO: GOULDMAN & ALLICE for or:selves or: heires or assignes doe covenant & agree to & with the sd JOHN EVANS to warrant the said Bargained land and prmises unto the said JOHN EVANS & his heires from all manner of prson or prsons that shall pretend any right thereunto and Further due pmise att the request of ye sd JNO. EVANS to give him any further assurances by acknowledgment in the County Court or otherwise In Witness whereof wee have hereunto sett our hands & seales the day & year above written
      in the prsents of HENRY AWBRY, THOMAS GOULDMAN
      ELIZABETH HACKLEY her mark, signum ALLICE GOULDMAN
      Recognitr. Cur Rappa. 4th die May 1670
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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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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 300-301
      TO ALL PEOPLE to whome this prsent writing Indented shall come, JOHN MILLES the Elder & JOANE his Wife of the Pish of Farnham in Rappae: County send Greeting. Know yee that sd JOHN MILLS & JOANE his Wife for consideration of Eleaven hundred pounds of tobacco to them in hand paid by JOHN EVANS of the Pish & County aforesd. Plantr., have sold unto the sd JOHN EVANS his heires & assignes that parcell of land lying behind the Plantation of the sd JOHN EVANS and adjoyning thereto, within two mayne branches there, the one running behind the Cleare ground of the sd EVANS: the other running up the road above that Cleare ground & Cornfeild of the sd EVANS soe far as the Corner tree of the sd MILLES which is adjudged thirty acres more or less and all the right of him the sd JNO, MILLS to the same and all the priviledges thereto belonging which land is part of a Devident of land of five hundred Sixty two acres one Rodd & twenty fower poles granted to the sd JOHN MILLS by Pattent under the hand of Sr: WILLIAM BERKLEY Kt. Governr: and Capt, Generll. of Virginia & Seale of the Colony dated the 18th of Novembr: 1663 To have and to hold the sd Land with all apptrs, unto the said JOHN EVANS his heires and assignes from henceforth forever In Witness whereof the said JOHN MILLS & JOANE his Wife have hereto sett their hands and seales this Seaventh day of October 1680
      Signed Sealed & delivered in
      prsence of us JOHN MILLS JUNR., JOHN MILLS
      JO: ALMOND JOANE MILLS
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae: 2 die Martii 1680/1
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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 301-302
      BE IT KNOWN to all men by these prsents that I JOHN EVANS of the County of Rappae: for a valluable consideracon aliready received doe sell & sett over unto JOHN CHIRCHELL his heires & assignes a certaine pcell of land containing Fifty two acres & a half which sd Land accrued due unto me the sd JOHN EVANS by Virtue of the Last Will & Testament of JOHN SPEED deced & confirmed by order of the Worshipful! Court of the County aforsd. dated Novembr: the 6thm 1679 and I doe likewise deliver unto the said JOHN CHIRCHELL the evidences of the sd Land belonging unto the abovesaid tract and also possession of the sd Land withal! that is thereupon and thereunto belonging with sufficient warranty of peaceable enjoyment of the same from all claimes from or under me my heires and assignes and I doe hereby oblidge me my heires to acknowledge this Deed of Sale unto the sd JOHN CHURCHELL his heires at next Court held for the County of Rappae on the South side of the River As Witness my hand Sc Seale this first of Novembr: 1680
      Teste WM. GANNOCK, JOHN EVANS
      MARTIN JOHNSON
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae: 2 die Martii 1680/1
      Vid; page (blank) in anothr: book recordatr 4 Martii 16--
      Vid: page 185 in anothr: book recordatr LYCAS Deed to SPEED
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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 348-349
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whome these presents shall come I WILLIAM 348- VEALE of the Parish of Sittingbourne in the County of Rappahanock in Virginia send Greeting. Know yee that I the said WILLIAM VEALE for the love good will and affection which I bear toward my loving Daughter, ELIZABETH, the now Wife of JOHN EVANS, of the County and Parish aforesaid, Planter, have given unto my said Daughter. ELIZABETH EVANS. and also unto her Husband, JOHN EVANS, them and their heires forever One hundred acres of land being part of a greater divident of land containing Five hundred acres being in the County of Rappa: and Pish of Sittingbourne by me the said WILLIAM VEALE purchased and bought of THOMAS PAGE and ELIZABETH his Wife both deced and by their Deed of Sale bearing date the Seaventeenth day of February in the yeare of or: Lord One thousand Six hundred Sixty and eight more at larg appeareth; the bounds of this said land to take their begining at a certaine levell peice of good land adjoyning to a peice of barron land bounding on the North line of the said land and thence to be laid out Square from the said levell To have and to hold the said land with all the timber and all other the priviledges unto the said JOHN EVANS and ELIZABETH his Wife and their heires forever in as larg and ample maner as said WILLIAM VEALE did heretofore enjoy the same And furthermore I give free license to entr. upon the said land and enjoy for them and either of them with warranty from any persons the true meaning of this above said Deed of Gift of the aforesaid land unto JOHN EVANS, my Sonn in Law, and my Daughter, ELIZABETH, and either of their heires forever. I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale this tenth day of December one thousand Six hundred eighty one
      This Deed was signed sealed and delivered in
      prsence of us WILL WEATHER WILL VEALE
      CHARLES RYLY, SARAH BUTLER
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rapa: 5 die Aprilis 1682
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      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 22-23
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THOMAS PANNELL in the Parrish of Sittingborne and County of Rappa., Planter, for One thousand Seaven hundred and fifty pounds of Tob: by specialty already received doe sell unto JOHN SPEED him his heirs forever of ye aforesaid Parrish and County a parcel! of land containing fower hundred acres being in ye South side of Rappa. and bounded as followeth Beginning at the South West and upon the land that was mine the said PANNELL sold to EDWARD STAFFORD next adjoyning to NATHAN BENTLY for breadth and for length East towards the River according to a former division that was made between JOHN SPEED and JOHN AMOS also I the said THOMAS PANNELL for the considerations above specified do warrant the land from me my heirs as I the said THOMAS PANNELL at present by Patent doe enjoy the same to the abovesaid JOHN SPEED him his heirs forever As Witness my hand and Seale this 13th day of January in yeare of our Lord God 1674
      Signed Sealed and delivd. in ye prsence of us
      JOHN ROLT, THOMAS PANNELL
      JOHN POWELL
      Acknowledged in the County Court of Rappa: by Mr. ARTHUR SPICER, Attorney for CATHARINE, the late Relict of THOMAS PANNELL, and now Wife of THOMAS SWINBORN, according to the Intent of the said PANNELL signified in his Will unto JOHN EVANS the heir to the Reale Estate of JOHN SPEED deced, this 7th day of March 1682
      Teste EDMD: CRASKE Cl Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I KATHERINE SWINBURN of the County of Rappa: doe appoint my very loveing friend, ARTHUR SPICER, my true and lawful! Attorney in my name to acknowledge my right to JOHN EVANS of County aforesaid and to his heirs land lying on ye South side of Rappa. River and in the Freshes thereof contayning foyer hundred acres, the said land to be acknowledged at next Court held for this County and what my said Attorney shall doe herein I doe hereby confirme in as full manner as if I myself were personally prsent. As Witness my hand and seale this
      26th of Xber 1682
      Signed sealed in prsence of us
      HUGH BALINER, KATHARINE SWINBORNE
      DAVID GRAYE
      Recordatr xiii die Marty 1682

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