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

William Cornelius

Male Bef 1680 - 1720  (> 40 years)


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  • Name William Cornelius 
    Born Bef 1680  White Chapel Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 May 1720  White Chapel Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I075350  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Robert Cornelius,   d. 8 Dec 1680, White Chapel Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary MNU Cornelius,   d. Aft 1680, White Chapel Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F25517  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      CORNELIUS, William. Will. 8 April 1720. Rec. 11 May 1720. Wife (name not mentioned) Son: Robert; Daughters: Mary and Martha. One other child (name not mentioned). Wits. Robt. Neasum, Jno. Cornelius, Elizabeth Spencer. Extr. son Robert. W.B. 10, p. 302.
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      Lancaster County, Virginia Deeds and Wills 1661-1702: Antient Press; pg 120
      pp 444-445 To all to whom these p:ents shal come Ambrose Banfield of Philadelphia in the province of Pensilvania planter and Frances his wife, & Mary Marshall, d/o sd Frances by Henry Marshall her former husband, late of Lancaster Va dec'd sedeth greetings.
      Whereas the sd Henry Marshall in his life time purchased of one Robert Thomas of the county of Lancaster planter, fifty acres of land scituate in the Wt Chappel Parrish and in the aforesd county of Lancaster by indenture bearing date the third day of October 1685 may more fully apear and whereaqsw the sd Mary Marshall being now of age and the only heir of the sd Henry Marshall and is minded to dispose of the sdy Fifty acres of land as being far remote from her and in order thereunto know ye that I the sd Mary Marshall with the consent of my sd Father and Mother, Ambrose Banfield & Frances Banfeild have made and ordainded my friend and kinsdman William Cornelius of the county of Lancaster VA shipwright my true and lawful attorney thereby impowering him for me to enter in and upon all and singular the abovemenconed fifty acres of land together with all the privilidges buildings imporovement and other the appurts and the same to survey possess and enjoy an the rents and profits with the arrearages thereof to receive and take as also to grant in fee and confirm the sd fifty acres of land above mentioned with all appurts aunto such persons as shall be willing to purchase the same and for such sums of money ans I and my sd Father and Mother hsall appoint as alsos otsign and as my acct and deet to deiver and execute such dees of sale upone the primisses as the law shal direct with poer to substitute one ofr more attornes under him and gernerally to do and execute and every other lawfull acts for the conveying and confiring of all the primissess as fully as if we the sd Ambrose Banfeild, Frances Banfeild and Mary Marshall coud do if personally present allowing whatsoever our sd attourney shall lawful do about the premisses in Witnes wherof we have herunto set our hyands and seales at Philadelphia the third day of April Anno Domini 1701
      Sealed and delviered in presense of
      JAS WOOD SR Mary Marshall
      JAMES WOOD JUNR Ambrose Banfeild
      Frances Banfeild

      Probate p letter attorn in Cur Com Lancr die Septris 1701 p sacram JAMES WOOD JUNR in Cur et Record JOS TAYLOR, Cl Cur
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      Lancaster County, Virginia Deeds and Wills 1661-1702: Antient Press; pg 121
      pp 445-446 This indenture made the third day of Oct Anno Dom 1685 between Robert Thomas of the county of Lancaster planter son of William Thomas of the sd county Decd, of the one part and Henry Marshall of the sd County of Lancaster on the other part. Witnessed that the sd Robt Thomas for a valuable considerations already in hand paid him by the sd Henry Marshalll hath sold unto the sd Henry Marshall his heirs and assignes on parcel of land lying in the aforesd county of Lancaster being part of one hundred acres formerly granted unto the aforesaid William Thomas decd as by patent bearing date 13th day of July 1653 doth appear containing fifty acrres and is bounded as followethvizt. Begining at a marked corner red oak standing on the northward side of a swamp wch goes by the name of Deep Bottom Swamp just by Morattico Rd side, thence runing by a line of marked trees thro the swamp East by North 160 poles to a corner dogwood stake standing just by Henry Marshall's cornfield from thence thro the sd Marshalls corn feild North by West 50 poe to a corner white oak post standing in tan old feild just by Thomas Marshall's house thence by a line of marked trees West by South 160 pole to a corner red oak stake standing just by a corner red oak on a plain on the Westward side of Morattico Rd near the sd road. thence South by East by marked trees 50 pole to the place where it first began.
      To have and hold the sd fifty acres of land with the appurts before in and by these presents granted and sold unto the sd Henry Marshall his heirs and assignes forewver and to none uses whatsoever and the sd Robert Thomas and Barbara his wife doth for their selves their heirs and admrs and every of them pmise and grant wth the sd Henry Marshall his heirs shal at all times forewver hearafter quietly hold the aforesd land without the disturbance of any persons whatsoever claiming under the sd Robert Thomas his heirs. And Lastly the sd Robt Thomas and Barbara his wife doth hereby oblidge themselves to acknowledge thisw presnt indenture in the county court of Lancasster aforenamed. In witness wehre of the partiy first above named have put their hands and seales the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
      NICHOLAS CLARKE ROBT THOMAS
      CATH HARRIS BARBARA THOMAS
      Recognit in Cur Com Lancr 11d December 1685 Records 11d die sequen, p Johem Stretchely, Cl
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      Lancaster County, Virginia Deeds and Wills 1661-1702: Antient Press; pg 122
      pp447-448 short version
      William Cornelius letter of Attorney for Mary Marshall, sells above land to James Beck 8OCT1701, 2000lbs good merchantable tobo & Cask

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