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

Roger Bell

Male Bef 1718 - 1774  (> 56 years)


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  • Name Roger Bell 
    Born Bef 1718 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Aug 1774  St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I089182  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Family ID F49634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Thomas Bell,   b. Bef 1744, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1792, Woodford County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years)
     2. Sarah Bell,   b. Bef 1735, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1777, Berkeley Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years)
     3. John Bell,   b. Aft 1740, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William Bell,   b. Aft 1740, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Joseph Bell,   b. Aft 1740, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Henry Bell,   b. Aft 1740, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Betty Bell,   b. Aft 1740, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mary Bell,   b. Bef 1734, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1774, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years)
     9. Ursula Bell,   b. Aft 1740, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Anne Bell,   b. Aft 1740, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F16280  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1744-1778 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2: [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 478-79.
      Will of Roger Bell of St. Thomas's Parish in Orange being weak in body, dated 3 Dec. 1773.
      My Negro girl named Dinah who is helpless and void of sense, whichever of my children hereafter mentioned shall take her and find her plenty in bread shall have a Negro woman named Janey for their Charge, not to be accounted in the other part of my estate.
      To my wellbeloved granddaughter Lucy Wisdom, 3 current money to be raised out of my estate before divided, to receive at the age of eighteen.
      To my wellbeloved granddaughter Frankey Wisdom, 3 current money to be raised out of my estate before divided, to receive at the age of eighteen.
      To my wellbeloved son Thomas Bell, the land whereon I live, purchased of Thomas Cook and Thomas More, to him and his heirs forever, thirty feet square excepted for a buying place; the said Thomas Bell to all 8 out of his part of the remainder of my estate to be among the rest of my children.
      All my other land to be sold to the highest bidder for money, and after my lawful debts are paid, the said money and my Negroes and all my other estate to be equally divided among wellbeloved children and their [heirs], namely John Bell, William Bell, Joseph Bell, Henry Bell, Thomas Bell, Betty Leek, Mary Brockman, Ursula Bowling, Ann Linney.
      Executors: my sons Joesph Bell and Henry Bell.
      Executed December 3, 1773.
      [signed] Roger Bell.
      Witnesses: James Atkins, Thomas Oak, Thomas Burrus. Probated August 28, 1774. Securities with Executor Joseph Bell: Vivion Daniel, William Pollock; bond for 2000.
      [Orange County Will Book 2, page 478]
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      1744-1778 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2: [John Frederick Dorman]: Page 480.
      Roger Bell. Inventory. 5 Sept. 1774. Total valuation 486.17.4-1/2, including eight slaves valued at 392.10.-.
      John Vivion
      John Vivion junr.
      Thomas Burrus
      22 Sept. 1774. Returned.

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      1744-1778 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2: [John Frederick Dorman]:


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      1737-1738 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 350-55. 24-25 May 1738. Daniel Cook and Hester his wife of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, to Edward Smith of St. Stephen's Parish, King and Queen County. Lease and release, for 7 current money. 100 acres in the fork of Purmunkey River ... corner of said Smith in Samll Brockman's line ... in John Henderson's line ...
      Daniel (A) Cook
      Heather (E) Cook
      Wit: Roger Bell, Thomas (T) Burgis, Abraham Hayfield.
      25 May 1738. Acknowledged by Daniel Cook. On motion of Roger Bell admitted to record.
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      1734-1749 Orange County, Virginia Road Orders; [Ann Brush Miller]
      28 May 1741, O.S. p. 358
      Roger Bell is hereby appointed Overseer of the road in the room of John Brockman & its orderd that he with the gang under the said Brockman cause the highways to be cleared & the bridges to be repaired in the sd precinct according to Law.
      === land mentioned
      1745-1747 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [Antient Press]; Page 329-330.
      Indenture: August 28, 1746 between Thomas Cook, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia, and Ann Collins, of same ... said Thomas Cook for tender love unto his daughter, Ann Collins, grants 100 acres being in the fork of the Pamunkey River ... beginning at Roger Bell's ...
      Witness: Joseph Collins and William Cook.
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      1747-1751 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 11, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 219-221
      Indenture 20 Sept 1750 between THOMAS MOORE, Gent. of King William County, and ROGER BELL of Orange County .. for 6.9 .. granted 20 acres of land on fork of Pamunkey River, South side of Northanna .
      Witnesses: Thos. Moore
      John Wright, John Bell,
      Ambrose (X) Smith
      Recorded Orange County 22nd November 1750

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