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

James Key

Male Bef 1725 - 1817  (> 92 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name James Key 
    Born Bef 1725  Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jun 1817  Mason County, Kentucky - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I080095  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2020 

    Father James Kay,   b. Abt 1695, Sittingbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1795, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 100 years) 
    Mother Mary Steward,   b. Abt 1699, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1731, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married Abt 1715  St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F35101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. John Kay,   b. Abt 1750, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F18597  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Judith Keith,   b. Abt 1741, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1826, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married Bef 1760  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alexander Keith Key,   b. Bef 1760, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Isham Key,   b. 31 May 1765, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1830, Edgefield District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. James Key,   b. Abt 1768, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1830, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     4. Thomas Randolph Key,   b. Bef 1773, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 17 Oct 1838, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 65 years)
     5. Peyton Randolph Key,   b. 19 Jan 1776, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1873, Maysville, Washington County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     6. Judith Key,   b. 14 Mar 1779, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1851, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     7. Marshall Key,   b. 8 Sep 1783, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1860, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F03766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ===
      King George Wills page 29
      WILL OF CHARLES STEWARD
      In the Name of God Amen. I Charles Steward in the County of King George, Virginia, being afflicted with great indisposition of body but in sound and perfect memory blessed be God .. and knowing the certainty of death do now make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. [#l
      Item: I give to Grace Steward, my dearly beloved wife, my two Negroes Kate and Ross during her natural life and after her decease for the Negro boy Ross to descend to my Daughter Elizabeth and her heirs lawfully begotten of her body and all the rest of my estate except one cow and calf which I give to my grandson James Kay, Junr to be delivered to him when he is of age.
      Item: I give to my wife to be disposed of among my children Thomas Steward, John Steward, Charles Steward, Joseph Steward and Elizabeth Steward as she shall think fit - all the rest of my estate.
      And to my daughter Mary Kay, haveing had part of my estate al-ready, I give One Shilling to her and her heirs.
      My will and desire is and I do hereby appoint my beloved wife Grace Steward Executrix, Ratifying this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this 19th day of June 1725.
      Sign'd Seal'd Publish'd Pronounc'd and Declar'd by the said Charles Steward as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us the subscribers John Townsend Jer Bronough Richard Ellkins

      At a Court held for King George County on Friday the Sixth day of August Anno Dom: 1725.
      The last Will and Testament of Charles Steward, deceased, was presented into Court by Grace Steward his widdow and Executrix who made Oath thereto and the same being proved by the Oaths of John Townsend, Jeremiah Bronough and Richard Ellkins witnesses thereto
      subscribed is admitted to Record. Copy Test T: Turner Cl:Cur:===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ifetch2?/u1/data/va+index+14677183051 876+F
      Note:
      MARTIN - Marshall Martin, son of Abram Martin and Elizabeth Marshall, married at Alexandria, Virginia., Mary Isham Key, daughter of James Key and Judith Key, daughter of Rev. James Keith and Mary Isham Randolph. (Family Bible, 1784).

      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:ZJ3viw3vP1cJ:freepages.genealogy.rootsw eb.com/~warejamesbakercalder/Keith_Resources.htm+%22thomas+marshall%22,+%2 2elk+run+church%22&hl=en
      URL title: Keith Resources
      Note:
      Will of James KEY, Sr. dated January 7, 1809, proved June 1817 in Mason County, Kentucky

      To wife Judith 4 negroes, all household and kitchen furniture (except one bed and furniture) plus stock, to son James two negro girls, to son Thomas, one negro woman and her daughter, to son Alexander land, to grandson Peyton Key, son of James Key, to son Peyton R. Key, to daughter Judith Keith, to son Marshall Key, to granddaughter Mary Keith, to granddaughter Susan Keith, to granddaughter Nancy Key, daughter of son Alexander Key, to granddaughter Judith F. Key, daughter of son James Key, to grandson James Thomas Key, son of Thomas Key.

      Executors: Sons James Key and Marshall Key

      Witnesses: William Duff, Joseph Kilgore and Charles Kilgore

      Codicil March 12, 1815

      To son Peyton R. Key one Negro girl, to Grandson Richard Key, son of Thomas Key, one negro boy, to Grandson Peyton Key son of James Key one negro boy.
      ===

      mm: the following info does not look correct. there is another James Key in Charles county that died 1778. he had a son James but he was born abt 1770.

      James Key b. 1740 MD married Fauquier Co. moved to KY 1795. Member of the Committe of Safety of Charles County, Maryland.

      Source:
      Title Lineage Book
      Author(s) Daughters of the American Revolution
      Publisher
      ===
      From: Cpzb4@aol.com
      Subject: James Key/Fauquier County
      Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 10:13:33 EDT

      Source: John P. Alcock

      At the May 1778 session of the County Court Thomas Keith, William Pickett, Francis Triplett, Thomas Digges, and Hezekiah Turner were appointed to "take the list of tithables in Leeds Parish". Thomas Bronaugh, Landon Carter, William Blackwell, and James Bell were to do the same for the "Lower (Hamilton) Parish. All nine of their returns have been saved. This provides the first extant complete census of white male residents over 16 since the county was established in 1759.
      (Page 2 of tithable)

      1778 Tithable and Personal Property Tax List in the Upper Parish taken by Hezk Turner.
      James Key 1 Negro 2 tithable

      The list of tithables for 1781 (page 3, column 6)
      James Key 2 number of whites in household

      1783 District 1, Hezekiah Turner: This district was described in 1782 as beginning with the Loudoun line on the Blue Ridge (now Route 50 at the top of Ashby's Gap), thence down the line to Chinn's road (now the Atoka Road - Rt 713). From there it went down Chinn's road past his house and thence with Chinn's Church road (Rt 623) to Goose Creek Church (which was at the N end of Little Cobbler Mtn.) From that point it followed the Manor line (Rt 55 to Markham and then northward to the ridge, and along it to the beginning. This was the northwesternmost district.

      (Page 3)
      James Key, James Key, Junr., John Jones 1 2 1 6 6 6
      Column 1 White males over 21
      Column 2 White males over 16 under 21
      Column 3 All slaves 16 and over of both genders
      Column 4 All slaves under 16
      Column 5 Cattle
      Column 6 Horses

      Listed just above James Key was John Keith 1 - 6 4 8 13

      Source John K. Gott:
      21 October 1773. Lease. Between Thomas Lee, his wife Molly and James Key.. 300 acres ... Col. Lee's old line near a large Branch of Goose Creek ... on the side of Red Oak Mt. ... top or near it of Red Oak Mt. corner to a a lot belonging to Samuel Moore ... for natural lives of grantors ... yearly rent of 5 ... Signed: Thomas Lee, Molly Lee, Richard Henry Lee. Wits: Thos. Lewis, Matthew Smith, William Seaton. Rec: 28 March 1774, proved by oath of wits. with Comm. to examine Molly Lee.

      James Key was also a witness to two leases between Thomas Lee and James Searse, 21 Oct. 1773.

      22 Aug 1772 Agreement. Between Mary Isham Keith of Leeds Parish, widow and relict of the late James Keith, Clerk and Thomas Keith who paid her 150 for the paiment (payment) of her debts and to maintain her ... slaves ... her dower in certain estate in possession of Nicholas Davis, after Davis' death shall devolve to her the sd. Mary Isham Keith, by the death of her mother, Judith Davis. Thomas Keith to become possessed of same after the death of Davis.
      Signed: Mary Isham Keith, Thomas Keith. Witness: John O'Bannon, William Morgan, Burr (B) Barton. Recorded 24 Aug. 1772, proved by oath of O'Bannon and Morgan.

      8 September 1778. Keith's Division. Whereas by the last will and Testament of the Rev. James Keith, dec'd. amongst other things he devised a tract of land to his sons, Thomas, Alexander and Isham Keith, to be equally divided. They being of proper age, met and agreed to the division as surveyed: Thomas Keith to have Huntly .. 543 acres on Battle Branch, corner of Hugh Lampert (now David Thomas's) also corner of Benjamin Thomas and ther heirs of John Peyton, dec'd. .. to corner of sd. Lampert (now James Sanders) .. corner to Isham Keith .. line of the Rev. Mr. Scott .. side of one of the main springs of Trap branch Scott's antient corner .. corner of Isham Keith's on main Trap Branch up meanders where sd. Battle Br. falls into Trap Branch .. less 5 acres sold Edward Matthew. Alexander Keith to have 2 lotts: Roslin & Stony Wood .. 552 acres corner of Rev. Mr. Scott .. 386 acres part of land left me by Rev. James Keith, the other part beginning at corner of John Frogg's, now Isham Keith's ..John Peyton's corner, now the land of William Kirk .. Kirk's and Hugh Lampert's (now James Lewis) corners ..corner of Isham Keith .. 166 acres ... Isham Keith to have 2 lotts, the Soldiers Retreat and South Run cont. 522 acres .. Beginning at foot of Pignut Ridge in the line of Samuel Nelms (now Wm. Downing) near Four Rocks corner between Isham Keith and Alex. Keith's land .. corner of Edward Matthews 9 acres sold him by Thomas Keith .. Matthews corner on the Wolf Trap Branch .. corner to Thos. Keith's line .. line of Dr. Alex. Bell .. corner of Rev. Mr. Scott .. line of Hugh Lampert, now James Sanders ... 166 acres Signed: Thomas Keith, Alex. Keith, Isham Keith. WIts: John Barker, William Courtney, Burr (B) Barton, Elizabeth (X) Ball. Recorded 28 Sept. 1778, proved by
      oath of Barker, Courtney and Barton, wits.

      James Key, John Keith, and Thomas Williams names appeared in Guardian Bond as a witness to John Watts being gdn. to Bennett Watts orphan of Thomas Watts. 24 Nov. 1773

      Isham Keith and Juliet Chilton
      Marriage Bond: 1/27/1823
      Bondsman: d/o Joseph

      Thomas Keith and Judith Blackwell
      Marriage Bond: 5/23/1775
      Bondsman: Thom Marshall

      Don't know if this "Key" marriages are of the same family?
      Price Key and Sally McQueen
      Marriage Bond Date: 3/26/1787
      Bondsman: daughter of Charles
      Marriage Date: 4/1/1787

      Thomas Key and Sarah Foley
      Marriage Bond: 5/27/1793
      Bondsman: Thomas Foley
      Marriage: 6/29/1793
      ===
      The DAR records could be wrong. James Key could be the son of James Key d.1795 in King George.

      JAMES KEY--Will prov. 1795, King George County, Virginia.
      Mentions sons: John and James.
      Grand children: James and Molly, children of John.
      Daughter-in-law, Catherine, wife of John Key.

      Source:
      Key and Allied Families, Page 316

      Rev. Pension No. S31179: James Kay Va. Line. Soldier enlisted in King George County, Virginia in the spring of 1776 in the 8th Va. Regiment under Thomas Berry. Soldier was wounded at Battle of Brandywine on Sept. 1777. He received a disability pension from Sept. 4, 1825, but in 1823 he had settled in Boone County, Kentucky., but was formerly from Fayette Co, Kentucky. Included in the file, a letter from C.W. Kay, New Orleans, dated 1927, requesting information. C.W. Kay indicated his ancestor, James Kay, was born on September 15, 1759, at enlistment he lived in King George Co VA. He died in Georgetown, Scott Co KY, on July 12, 1833.

      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:
      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=70&last=&g_p=G3&collect ion=NN Grant
      Title Cox, Lem.
      Publication 19 December 1704.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Richmond County.
      Grantee(s): Cox, Lem and Berry, William.
      Description: 349 acres adjoining James Phillips, Robt. Harrison, James Key, &c.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 3, 1703-1710, p. 70 (Reel 288).


      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=210&last=&g_p=G3&collec tion=NN Grant
      Title Harrison, Robert.
      Publication 20 December 1708.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Richmond County.
      Description: 668 acres beginning on the N. E. side of a branch that runs into Chingoteaque Creek, adjoining James Key.