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

Anne Bailey

Female Abt 1662 - Aft 1731  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name Anne Bailey 
    Born Abt 1662  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1731  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I086164  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Stephen Bailey,   b. Bef 1637, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1696/97, "Kinsdale", Westmoreland County, Virginia - Proved Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 60 years) 
    Mother Mary Jeffers,   b. 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1697, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years) 
    Married 21 May 1660  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14534  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nicholas Smith,   b. Abt 1658, Kent County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1730/31, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married Abt 1678  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Peter Smith,   b. Abt 1678, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1741, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     2. Nicholas Smith,   b. Abt 1680, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1733, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     3. James Smith,   b. Abt 1682, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1714, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F30744  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • WCO 1731-39, p.148James Hughes 2005-07-01 10:44:40
      Burgess Family and Relatives

      Westmoreland County, Virginia Will Book page 124-125. Stephen Bailey made his Will in Westmoreland County, as follows: In the name of God Amen. I Stephen Bailey of the parish of Cople, being sick and weak in body, but of sound and perfect memory do make, constitute and appoint this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, Imprimis I commit my soul to God, that gave it hoping through the Merits and Satisfaction only of my dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to obtain the forgiveness of my sins anda blessed resurrection to everlasting life, and my body to be buried at the discression of my Executors hereafter named and as for what worldly estate, the Lord hath been pleased to Lend me I give and bequeath as followeth, after my Debts and Funeral paid,

      Item. I give unto my son John Bailey all that tract of land in the forrest by estimation fifty acres, be it more or less with all houses fences and appurtenances thereunto belonging to him and his heirs forever.

      Item. I give unto my son William Bailey all that tract of land where on I now live with all houses, orchards, and appurtenances thereto belonging, to him and his heirs males of his body begotten forever, and for want of such heirs males then it is my will that the said Land and all the appurtenances , be and remain to my son John Baily and his heirs males forever.

      Item. I give unto Anne Smith my daughter, one small Iron Pot and a wearever panne and my gray mare, branded S.B. to her and her heirs forever.

      Item. I give unto Anne Bailey daughter of Stephen Bailey, deceased, one heifer called Doll, and all her female increase, the said heifer to be and remain in the hands of John Bailey and delviered with all the female increase to the said Anne at 16 years of age or day of marriage which first happens and the male increase to John Bailey for his trouble; but in case the said Anne die before the said Time, then the said Heifer and Increase to be divided among John Bailey's children.

      Item: I give unto Mary Walker daughter of William Walker deceased one heifer named Moll and all her increase to her and her heirs or assigns forever to be delivered to her immediately after my death.

      Item. I give unto my daughter Mary Smith one shilling.

      Item. I give unto my son John Bailey, Anne Smith and William Bailey all the residue of my personal Estate whatsover, to be equally divided amongst them at their own discression immediately after my decease, Lastly I make constitute and appoint my loving sons John Bailey and William Bailey Exors. of this my last Will and Testament.

      In witness whereof this my last will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the 8th day of December 1696. Sealed and published in presence of us Stephen Baly (Seal) Henry Rosse Samll Damanville Thomas Bee. Westmoreland set.

      At a court held for the county the 23 day of February 1697. The Last Will and Testament of Stephen Baily proved by the Oath of the witnesses threto subscribed and a probate there of granted to John Bailey and William Bailey the Executors therine named, and or to be Recorded. Recorded Deed Book No 2 at page 129.

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      Contributed by Edward White

      THE BAILEY CONNECTION

      There seems to be a close relation with the Bailey family. On September 13, 1684, Stephen Bailey obtained 50 acres of land next to Robert and Nicholas Smith's patent. In addition, Peter was a neighbor of John Bailey at least on the 1696 Bailey patent. In 1685, Peter Smith furnished surety of 30,000 pounds of tobacco for the estate of William (III) Walker, stepson of Stephen Bailey. The name Vincent Smith is most interesting in the Bailey context. After naming children Stephen, John, William and James for years, James Bailey, b.1705, named a son Vincent Smith Bailey. John Bailey's father,

      Stephen Bailey's will written on December 28, 1697, mentioned two daughters, Ann Smith and Mary Smith. Many family trees list a later Peter Smith as husband of Mary Bailey. I have seen absolutely no proof of that, though it seems likely that the Bailey sisters might have married into to Smith family. That does not mean there was no marriage connection between these families.

      1. In 1701, Robert (2) Smith died. The will has not survived but its proof was recorded. Mary is, identified as his relict, was Executrix William Bailey, Stephen's son, was a witness.

      2. Robert (2) Smith's brother, Nicholas, died in 1730 or 1731. Following his death, his relict, Anne, successfully petitioned for her dower.

      3. The ages match. On January 28, 1662 a patent was issued to Robert and Nicholas Smith for 225 acres of land beginning at a point between two branches of Nomini. The odd circumstances of this issuance were discussed previously, but the important factor is that they were both minors as is indicated by an order for their guardian, unnamed, to pay for a survey used in a lawsuit in which they were involved. This was in 1678 and would indicate they were born after 1657.

      4. William Walker died in 1657. His widow quickly married Stephen Bailey. Their children would be about the same age as Robert and Nicholas Smith.

      5. Marriages between sets of brothers and sisters was not at all uncommon.

      6. The families lived in close proximity, had other connections as noted above and there were no other Smiths in this part of Westmoreland at this time of which I am aware.

      I am willing to make the surmise that the two Bailey daughters married Robert and Nicholas Smith.
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      WD 8-228, 2/5/1733/4, 2/26/1733/4. Deed. John Bailey to James Bailey recites earlier deed to Stephen as well as a very good description of the property.
      WCO Order Book 1675-1688, p.382, Dorman Pt. 4, p.25, 5/27/1685.
      WD 2-129, 12/8/1697, 2/23/1697/8.
      WCO Order Book 1698-1701, 5/29/1701, p.118.
      WD 8-139, 7/23/1728, 2/25/1730/1. Will.
      WCO Order Book 1721-1731, p. 21, 4/27/1732.
      Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 202 (Reel 5).
      WCO Order Book 1676-1679, p.140, Dorman, Pt.1, p.79 12/11/1678.
      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658, p.108, ©Peter's Row - 2002, p.123,
      3/10/1656/7, 5/20/165

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