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

Thomas St. John

Male 1640 - 1698  (58 years)


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  • Name Thomas St. John 
    Born 1640 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Sep 1698  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I115156  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 

    Family Mary {Unproven} Covington,   b. Abt 1645,   d. 20 Feb 1727/28, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah St. John,   b. Abt 1679, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1720, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
     2. William St. John,   b. Aft 1681, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1723, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 40 years)
     3. Thomas St. John,   b. Aft 1681, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1718, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 35 years)
     4. Elizabeth St. John,   b. Bef 1668, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1729, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 63 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F45557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1697-1699 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 225-226
      IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen, I THOMAS ST. JOHN of ye Parish of SOUTH FARNHAM in ye County of RAPPA: being sick & weak of Body but of perfect mind & memory praised be therefore given to ye Almighty God, I do make & ordaine this my present last Will &Testamt. in manner & forme following, that is to say, first & principally I comend my Soult into the hands of Almighty God hopeing that I may obtaine life everlasting, I do committ my body to ye earth & to be buried at ye discretion of my Exex., hereafter. First I will that all just debts & funerall charges shall be paid & discharged
      Item. I give & bequeath unto my Grandson, THOMAS COOPER, a young Mare of a year old with her increase for ever;
      Item I give & bequeath unto my Daughter, ELESEBETH COOPER, ye benefit of land to worke upon whare hur Husband, WM. COOPER, is now a bilding dureing her life time & to have as much priviledg for Timber or aney thing Bless as tho the land ware hir owne duaring her life time;
      Likewise my will is that all my Land that I am now possessed with to be equaly devided betweene my Sons, THOMAS ST. JOHN JUNR., & WILLIAM ST. JOHN. I do likewise make them both at age at Eighteen years if there Mother should decease or Marry but if not to abide while ye age of one & twenty;
      I do give & bequeath unto RICHD. COVINGTON, Ten Shelings to bey him a Ring;
      Lastly, I give & bequeath unto Wife, MARY ST. JOHN, all ye rest & remaining part of my Estate both moveables & immoveables dureing hur life time provided that she shall keep hurselfe a Widow & not marrey & after my Wifes decease to be equally devided amoung all my Cheldren, but if my Wife should marrey then my will is that shee should have but ye third part of my Easteat & ye other to be devided amoung my Children I do likewise make my Wife my hole Exex. over my hole Esteat both pasnall & reiall, In Witness whereof I the said THOMAS ST. JOHN to this my last Will &Testament have heareunto set my hand & seale this Tenth day of October one thousand six hundred & ninety
      Signed sealed & acknowledged in ye presents of us
      WILLIAM C COOPER, THO: ST. JOHN
      JOHN BILLINGTON,
      EDWARD BRUNN JUNR.
      Arrived by the oaths of JNO, BILLINGTON & WM. COOPER in Essex County Court ye 10th day of Sept. 1698 & truely recorded
      Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we MARY ST. JOHN & RICHARD COVINGTON of the County of Essex are held and firmly bound unto his Maties. Justices of the peace for ye sd. County in the sum of Twenty thousand pounds of good sound Tobo: & caske, to the which payment we bind ourselves our heirs firmly by these presents; Witness our hands & seales this 10th day of September 1698
      The Condicon of the above obligacon is such that if the above bound MARY ST. JOHN, who at a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of September 1698 obtained a Probate of the last Will and Testament of THO: ST. JOHN, do at all times hereafter fulfill ye sd Will, fully pay & satisfie all such Legacies as therein are expressed & do p:form all ye Law enjoynes in such cases, That then the above obligacon to be void, otherwise to remaine of full force
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of us
      THO: GREGSON, MARY (her mark) ST. JOHN
      JAMES BOUGHAN RICHD. COVINGTON
      Truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      Old Rappahannock Co Orders - 1689-1692, page 202
      Rappahannock County Court 4th of February 1690/1
      - Judgment upon attachmt. is granted to THO: ST. JOHN against the Estate of EDWARD NIBBS in the hands of Mr. WILLIAM YOUNGE if it can be found, for Five hundred pounds of tobb & caske upon acc: for accomodations & one levey, to be pd wth cost of suit als exe.
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      1692-1693 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 2
      Essex County Court May 1692
      - THOMAS TAYLOR, Servant to THOMAS SAINT JOHN, is adjudged Eleven years of age, It is therefore ordered that he serve according to Law
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      1692-1693 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 58
      Essex County Court l1th of April 1693
      - The difference inter SAMLL. COATES and THO: ST. JOHN is dismist for want of prosecution
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      1692-1693 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 80
      Essex County Court l1th of April 1693
      - FRANCIS MARRINER, assignee of ROBT. BEAVER, brought his accon against
      THOMAS ST. JOHN & declar'd yt: ye sd ST. JOHN stood indebted to him Two hundred and
      fifty pounds of sweet sented Tobo: by Bill and denyed paymt. Wherefore he pray'd
      Judgmt. for ye same with costs &c., but ye sd MARRINR: not appearing to prosecute his
      accon, this Court have therefore dismist ye same
      ===
      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 167
      Essex County Court 9th of March 1693/4
      - JOHN BOUGHAN upon bringing his accon against THOMAS ST. JOHN declares
      that the said SAINT JOHN standeth indebted to him in the sume of Five hundred and fifty
      pounds of sweet sented tobacco and caske by acco: and refuseth payment, Wherefore he
      prayes order for present payment with cost of suit &c., unto which the Defendt.
      appear'd and offereing One hundred and thirty pounds of tobacco in discount of the
      said Debt, this Court have granted Judgmt. to the Plaintiff for four hundred and twenty
      pounds of sweet sented tobacco being the ballance due to be paid with cost of suit
      ===
      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 230
      These are to give notice that I the Subscriber doe intend and God Willing this Shiping to goe for England
      Septembr: ye 26th: 1693 THOMAS ST. JOHN
      Vere Recordatr. Test F. MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      ===
      1697-1699 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 316-317
      THIS INDENTURE made this tenth day of March in ye Eleventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord William ye third &c., and in ye year of our Lord 1699 Between WILLIAM CLAIBOURN of POMMONCKY NECK in KING & QUEEN County Gent., on ye one part & MARY ST. JOHN of Essex County, Planter, of ye other part; Witnesseth that ye said WM. CLAIBOURN for ye sum of Fifty pounds Sterling money doth sell unto ye sd. MARY ST. JOHN her heirs & assignes for ever, all that parcell of Land lately surveyed by WM. GOUGH of KING & QUEEN County, Gent., bounding as followeth; begining at a little Bush in ye mouth of a Branch & runeth up ye Branch called COVINGTONS BRANCH ye several' courses to a corner Poplar in ye mouth of a small Gutt & then begining at ye aforesd. beginning & runing up ye DRAGON SWAMP several' courses to a corner white Oake in ye sd. Swamp, then from ye sd. Corner Poplar So. East to oye white Oake, with all ye woods & all ye priviledges thereunto belonging as fishing fowling hunting fenceing gardens orchards with all appurtenances thereunto belonging; being in the County of Essex containing by estimacon Two hundred acres of Land more or less (wch: sd. Land in this Conveyance was formerly sold by Coll. WM. CLAIBOURNE deced to THO: ST. JOHN lately deceased) with all ye priviledges & benefits I will warrant & defend for me & my heirs as also to make due acknowledgemt. of ye aforesd. parcel' of land unto sd. MARY ST. JOHN in Essex County Court when requested; In Witness whereof I have set my hand & seale
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of
      RICHD. WYATT, W. CLAIBORNE
      SAMLL. COATES, PHILL: PARR
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of March 1698 & truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I MARY ST, JOHN, Exrx. of ye last Will & Testamt. of my Husband, THO: ST. JOHN, late of ye sd. County deced. do hereby for my selfe acquitt & discharge Capt. WM. CLAIBORNE in KING & QUEEN County his heirs for ever for Two hundred acres of Land sold by Coll. WM. CLAIBORNE to my Husband, THO: ST. JOHN, acknowledged to have receld. of ye sd. Capt. CLAIBORNE a good & sufficient Deed & by him acknowledged in Essex County Court therefore I do acquitt & discharge ye sd. CLAIBORNE his heirs from all accons & disputes, as Witness my hand this 10th day of March 1609/9
      Test RICHD. WYATT, MARY ST. JOHN
      SAML. COATES, PHILL: PARR
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of March 1698 & truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur

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