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

Lindsay Opie

Male 1740 - 1785  (45 years)


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  • Name Lindsay Opie 
    Born 11 Jan 1739/40  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Mar 1785  Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I114407  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2019 

    Father Lindsay Opie,   b. 5 Mar 1714/15, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1746/47, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Mother Sarah Heale,   b. Abt 1718, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1753, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1734/35  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • February 18, 1734, Lindsay Opie and Sarah Heale, daughter of George Heale
    Family ID F23334  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Nelmes,   b. Aft 1744, Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1773, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 27 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1761  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Opie,   b. Abt 1762, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1821, 'Soldier's Retreat', Clark County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     2. Elizabeth Opie,   b. Abt 1766, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1793, Frederick County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
     3. Susannah Opie,   b. Aft 1766, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1809, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 41 years)
     4. Hierome Lindsay Opie,   b. Aft 1766, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F45347  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth McAdam,   b. Aft 1744, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Apr 1785, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 39 years) 
    Married Abt 1773  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Leroy Opie,   b. Aft 1773, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1819, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 44 years)
     2. Anne Opie,   b. Aft 1773, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1849, Lincoln County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 76 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F45353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1783-1785 Record Book #12; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 348
      Opie, Lindsy
      W. W. 12 January 1785---W. P. 15 March 1785
      Son Thomas Opie-all my land in "Cherry Point," and the fifty one acres in "Matapony Neck" which I purchased of James Lewis Junr., provided he conveys to my son Hierome Opie all his right to the lands in "Hacks Neck" called "Brickhouse," which he claims under the will of William Lancaster, after the death of his son Joseph Lancaster. He to convey same as soon as he arrives to lawful age. If he does not, he is to only have five shillings of my estate and no more, and the above lands to go to my son Hierome. if by some reason, my son Thomas is not able to convey a legal title to said lands, then to my son Hierome I give my plantation in "Cherry Point" called the "Brickhouse," containing one hundred and fifteen acres, together with a third part of my land in "Matapony Neck," to my son Hierome.
      As some people think that the right to William Lancaster's land is vested in my daughter Sarah Opie, contrary to my opinion. If that shall be, I give my son Thomas the land I now live on,con-taining two hundred and thirty acres, and ninty and a half acres adjoining which I purchased of John Fauntleroy, and the remaining two thirds of the land in "Mattapony."
      Son Hierome L. Opie-all my lands in Richmond County, and two slaves Lucy, and Mima.
      If either of my two sons Thomas, or Hierome, dies without lawful issue, then the survivor of them give my lands in Richmond County, to my son Leroy Opie,
      Son Leroy Opie-to be educated at the expense of my estate.
      Son Hierome-to have an education equal to a minister or doctor. My intentions are that Hierome L. Opie is to enjoy the land called the "Brickhouse," which all my first children living appear to have an eaual right to by the will of William Lancaster, dec'd. My children by my first venture are to convey their right to said land when they attain lawful age, and if they refuse, to have five shillings and no more of my estate. They are:-Thomas Opie, Sarah Opie, Elizabeth Opie, and Susanna Opie.
      Daughter Sarah Opie-mulatto girl. Esther, and her future increase.
      Daughter Elizabeth Opie-negro boy Biliy(son of young Jane).
      Daughter Susanna Opie-negro boy Vincent.
      My stock on the manor plantation, over forty head, to be sold, and the stock in Richmond, over twenty five head, to be sold,and a part of my horses to be sold, for the benefit of my children's education.
      Rest of my estate, both real and personal to be equally divided among my eight children, vizt: Sarah Opie, Thomas Opie, Elizabeth Opie, Susanna Opie, Hierome Lindsay Opie, Leroy Opie, Anne Opie, and Janette McAdam Opie. If any of my first children refuse to convey their title to William Lancaster's land, to my son Hierome L. Opie they shall forfeit one half of the slaves they receive under my will to my son Hierome L. Opie,
      Friends Peter Cox, Hudson Muse, and William Harding, executors.
      Witness: Richard Bruer, James Butler, Henry Self, and Mary Hall.
      Administration de bonis non granted Richard E. Parker,
      14 September 1812
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      1751-1753 Record Book #2; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 221
      Bonum, Thomas
      W. W. 30 December 1752---W. P. 14 May 1753
      The suit in the General Court and County Court between Mr. Charles Campbell and Capt. Willoughby Newton and myself, should not abate on my death but to be carried to the finish by my executors.
      I give all the estate real and personal that may fall to me by heirship or otherwise to maintain my lawsuit and my child, and to help my executors to school, bring up and provide for Lindsey [mm note: "and" appears to be missing in this abstract] Thomas Opie.
      Daughter Betty Bonum-two hundred pounds cash if so much saved or recovered, if not so much recovered then as much as is recovered to be paid her when she attains to the full age or day of marriage, and I appoint my executor her guardian.
      Friend William Taite executor.
      Witness: James Crane, Elizabeth Ball and Thomas Ball.
      === mentioned
      1762-1766 Record Book #6; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 649
      Lancaster, William
      W. W. 26 November 1765---W. P. 12 May 1766
      Son Joseph Lancaster-all my estate real and personal. If he should die before the age of 21 or without lawfull heir, then my estate to be equally divided between the children of Joseph Blackwell, and Lindsy Opie.
      Friends Winder Kenner and John Williams, guardian to my son, and my executors.
      Witness: Ben Waddy, William Corbell, and Stephen Corbell.
      === witness
      1776-1780 Record Book #10; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 68
      Keene, Anne, wife of William Keene of Caroline County, gent.
      W. W. 13 November 1776---W. P. 9 December 1776
      Whereas by a marriage contract made before my marriage with my present husband for the disposing of goods and chattles mentioned in said contract:-
      To my daughters Judith Swan Graham, and Alice Griffin Colston, the following negroes Daniel, Nel, Charles, Nall, George, Jude, and Sam, and their future increase to be equally divided between them. Daughter Alice Griffin Colston-one bed and furniture and a grey mare called Salley.
      To my husband Mr. William Keene-the three negroes that are my property on the Easternshore, to wit: Job, Lettice, and John, and all future increase of Lettice, and my husband to have the residue of all my personal property.
      Husband, and my brother Griffin Fauntleroy, executors.
      Witness: Lindsy Opie, Sarah Keene, and Holt'd Haynie.
      ===
      1783-1785 Record Book #12; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 212
      McAdam, Joseph, Physician and Surgeon
      W. W. 20 April 1785(1788)---W. P. 9 December 1788
      Wife Sarah Ann-a chair and two chair horses, all my china ware, and her choice of bed and furniture besides her dower.
      Son George Thomas, and daughters Martha, and Charlotte McAdam-one young grown negro, and one bed and furniture to each of them, as to make their proportions equal to that I have given my married daughters, vizt: Sarah C. Conway, Janette Brown, and Ann Keene. Son George Thomas McAdam-all my lands and houses in Wiccocomoco and Saint Stephens Parish.
      My executors to inclose the grave yard at my dwelling house on the head of "Coan River," Northumberland County, where my two dear sons John and Charles lie, with a sufficient brick wall at the expense of my son George Thomas. A marked tomb stone to be put over my grave in a genteel manner.
      Each of my daughters, vizt: Sarah Conway, Janette Brown, Ann Keene, Martha, and Charlotte McAdam-a mourning ring apiece.
      Grandaughters Ann, and Janette Opie, if they survive me-a young negro girl about their age, on condition that their father Lindsey Opie, shall give to my grandson Leroy Opie, a young negro man or woman of the value of eighty pounds specie in the room of Agga, a negro woman slave I lent to my daughter Elizabeth, deceased wife to Lindsey Opie, which Lindsey Opie sold for eighty pounds.
      Rest of my estate both real and personal, to be divided equally between my children or their heirs, vizt:-Sarah C. Conway, Janette Brown, Ann Keene, Martha, Charlotte, and George Thomas McAdam.
      Wife shall not be molested or disturbed in possession of my dwelling house during her natural life, and at her death her dower to be equally divided between my surviving children and their heirs.
      Richard H. Lee Esq., Hudson Muse, William Nutt, and William Brown, Gent., executors.
      Witness: Joseph Williams, Jos. Power, James Maley, Robert Thomas, George Eskridge, Thomas Taylor, and Martha McAdam.
      George Thomas McAdam granted letters of Administration.

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