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

Robert Benson

Male 1686 - Aft 1740  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name Robert Benson 
    Born Between 11 Feb 1684/85 and 1686  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1740  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I084288  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 

    Family Frances Prou,   b. Between 1687 and 1688, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1744, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married Abt 1704  St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Benson,   b. Bef 1704, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1734, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years)
     2. John Benson,   b. Bef 1720, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1740, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)
     3. Prou Benson,   b. 1720, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. James Benson,   b. Bef 1730, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Charles Benson,   b. Abt 1730, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Enoch Benson,   b. Abt 1736, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F23798  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • BOYLE, MARGARET (d.t., 1732/3). COB#1, p. 627 : 2 February 1732/3 The will of Margaret Boyle was presented into court by William Alsup, one of the executors therein named, the other executor, Robert Benson, refusing to undertake the burthen of the execution thereof. The will was ordered recorded and her estate inventoried. This was done and returned to court 26 February 1732/ 1733 and recorded
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      SISE, RALPH (d.i., 1729). COB#l, p. 450: 2 May 1729 = Administration on the estate of Ralph Sise, deceased, is granted to Martha Sise, his widow and administratrix, and on the same day she gave bond with Robert Benson and Samuel Wharton, her securities [BB#1, pages 2324]. An inventory of his estate was recorded 6 June 1729 in I#1, page 129.
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      1714-1720 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 7; Antient Press: (Page 47)
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whom this p.sent Writing shall come, We WALTER ANDERSON of the Parish of Hannover in County of Richmond, Planter, and SUSANNA my Wife, and ROBERT BENSON of the same Parish and County, Planter, and FRANCES are and doe stand seized in their demeasne of fee in common and undevided of in and to all that Plantation whereon CYPRION PROU their late deceased Father formerly lived and inhabited lying in Parish of Hannover in the County of Richmond containing by estimation in the whole One hundred Seventy and one acres and a half of land being part of a parcel of land formerly granted to JOHN SIMSON deced., by Deed bearing date the Sixth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand Six hundred Sixty and six, the said One hundred seventy and one acres and a half of land begineth at a marked red Oak standing on the North North West side of the main Branch of STROTHERS CREEK upon a small hill above a small Branch of the abovesaid main Branch, and in a line of a parcel of land belonging to Mr. PAUL MICOU containing Two hundred seventy three acres and a half being North North West sixty poles from the said MICOUs corner Hickery from the said red Oak West South West down the said main Branch one hundred forty poles to a Hickory red and white Oak saplings standing on a point in the South South East side of the said main Branch at the foot of a hill, thence North North West crossing ye main Branch one hundred ninety six poles into a large Pond or Bever Dam, thence East North East one hudnred forty two poles crossing the main Road to two marked red Oaks corner to the said MICOU, thence with his line South South East one hundred ninety six poles to the abovesaid red Oak, the place it began, with all houses orchards to the said land belonging: as in and by an Indenture of Demise bearing date the twelth day of June in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Foure made or menconed to be made between JAMES PHILLIPS and SARA h is Wife and GEORGE PHILLIPS and MARTHA his Wife of one part and the said SUSANNA PROU now Wife of the sd. WALTER ANDERSON and the said FRANCES PROU, now and since the Wife of said ROBERT BENSON, and Daughters of the said CYPRIAN PROU deced., of the other part: the aforesd. JAMES PHILLIPS and SARA his Wife and GEORGE PHILLIPS and MARTHA his Wife for the consideration therein mentioned did bargain and sell all the p misses aforesaid to the said SUSANNA PROU and FRANCES PROU their heirs: as by the said Deed or Indenture of Demise as aforesaid duly acknowledged in Richmond County Court and remaining and being upon the Records thereof: NOW THIS INDENTURE Witnesseth that in order to dissolve and make void the Joint Tenancy and for prevention of survivorship, It is agreed by and between the partys to these presents in manner following; And first said ROBERT BENSON and FRANCES his said Wife for themselves their heirs do grant and agree that WALTER ANDERSON and SUSANNA his Wife their heirs shall from henceforth hold in severally to them and their heirs all that half part of the said demised p:misses with the appurtenances (that is to say) the Dwelling House wherein the said CYPRIAN PROU formerly lived together with one Milk House, two Tobacco Houses, one Apple Orchard and all other the p:misses to the same belonging hegining at a small white Oak in a line of GEORGE PHILLIPS and close by an Old Feild of said GEORGE PHILLIPS now in the tenure and occupation of THOMAS BOYLES and from the said white Oak runing right across the said Land by a line of marked trees to a small red Oak in a line of the said PAUL MICOU, Gent., being the upper end of the said tract next to the said GEORGE PHILLIPS Dwelling Plantation with all fences woods timber
      rents issues & profits thereof; And ROBERT BENSON and FRANCES his Wife nor their heirs shall not from henceforth claime or demand any right title or possession of the same: And as touching theother half part of the p:misses the said WALTER ANDERSON and SUSANNA his Wife for themselves their heirs do also grant and agrcc with ROBERT
      BENSON and FRANCES his Wife their heirs shall from henceforth hold in severally tothem all that Tobacco Hosue & Peach Orchard and all other the p:misses with the appurtenances thereunto belonging, Begining at a small white Oak in a line of the said GEORGE PHILLIPS, the said white Oak dividing this from the land of WALTER ANDERSON, party to these p sents, and running thence right across the said land by a line of marked trees made to divide this from the other part belonging to WALTER ANDERSON and SUSANNA his said Wife to a small red Oak in a line of said PAUL MICOU, Gent.. being the lower end of the tract next to the Plantation where THOMAS PANELL now lives on nigh STROTHERS CREEK and binding upon the same In Witness whereof the partyes aforesd hereto these p,sents set. their hands and seals this fifth day of Aprill in the year of our Lord 1715
      Sealed and Delivered in the p.sence of
      AUGUSTIN' ENGLISH his mark WALTER ANDERSON
      THOMAS ORMAN his mark SUSANNA her mark ANDERSON
      E. TURBERVILE ROBERT BENSON
      FRANCES her mark BENSON Att a Court held for Richmond County the Fourth day of May 1715
      WALTER ANDERSON, SUSANNA ANDERSON, ROBERT BENSON & FRANCES BENSON in open Court acknowledged this their Deed, each party to the other, and it was admitted to Record Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
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      1735-1752 King George Co VA Deed Book; Antient Press: Page 239
      Indenture made 2nd March 1738 between HENRY FITZHUGH of county Stafford Esqr. & JAMES JONES of County King George Bricklayer .. in consideration of yearly Rent .. grant to farm lett all that tract whereon
      James Jones now Dwells Formerly held by WALTER ANDERSON of sd County Ordinary Keeper by virtue of Lease from Henry Fitzhugh being the land on which King George Court House now stands .. 50 acres in Parish Hanover .. bounded upon lines of JAMES MICOU, ELIZABETH LOMAX & ROBERT BENSON to hold .. during Natural lives of James Jones, HESTER JONES his Wife and JOSEPH JONES his Son .. paying yearly on Feast of St. Luke .. 18th Octr Twelve pounds current
      money of Virginia ..
      Presence W. Jordan, Henry Fitzhugh
      Wm. Mackay, William Allison
      At a court held 2nd March 1738 .. Deed of Lease recorded
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      1743-1752 King George County Deed Book 3 (Antient Press); pp 4-5
      Indenture made 15th March 1743 between JAMES MICOU King George
      County Gent. & ELIZABETH his Wife of one part and THOMAS THATCHER of
      same county .. Planter .. for Three hundred pounds current money ..
      sold 200 acres .. bounded upon North Westermost side of Phillips Swamp near King George Court House being corner tree of sd James Micou & CYPRIAN ANDERSON .. line of ROBERT BENSON ..
      Presence Jona. Sydenham, James Micou
      Jos: Morton, John Strother Elizabeth Micou
      At a court held 6 April 1743 .. Deed of Bargain & Sale recorded .. the said Elizabeth being privately examined ..