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

James Curtis

Male Bef 1656 - 1720  (> 64 years)


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  • Name James Curtis  [1, 2
    Birth Bef 1656  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 18 Nov 1720  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I116247  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Thomas Curtis,   b. 1597, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 4 Apr 1661, Ware Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Avarilla MNU Curtis,   b. Bef 1634   d. Bef Nov 1680, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 46 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Bef 1650  York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Obert,   b. 1660, Lancaster (Middlesex) County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Between 1683 and 1687, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 23 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1676  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F48987  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Elizabeth Vause,   b. Abt 1660, Lancaster (Middlesex) County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 Jan 1716, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1687  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Curtis,   b. 12 Apr 1687, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 Nov 1720, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 33 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Agatha Curtis,   b. 25 Jul 1692, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 22 Sep 1755, Prince William County, Virginia - bond Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Chichester Curtis,   b. Abt 1694, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Feb 1723, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 29 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Elizabeth Curtis,   b. Abt 1696, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1723, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 28 years)  [Father: natural]
     5. Charles Curtis,   b. Bef 1700, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1781, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 81 years)  [Father: natural]
     6. Avarilla Curtis,   b. Abt 1700, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F21358  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      James Curtis dyed Novemr ye' 18 & was buried Novemr ye 23. 1720,
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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 4, 1960 [John Frederick Dorman]
      1713-1734 Middlesex County, Virginia Will Book, [Virginia Genealogist-John Frederick Dorman]; Page 154.
      Will of James Curtis of the County of Middlesex being sick and week, dated 15 Nov. 1720.
      My daughter Agatha one Negro Fanny now in her possession in full of her share.
      To my grandson Chichester Dudley £20 to be paid by my son Chichester within one year after my death.
      To my daughter Elizabeth Dudley five shillings and no more.
      To my son Chichester Curtis the Negro girl Phillis, he paying my grandson Chichester Dudley £20 aforesaid, and also my riding horse.
      The rest and residue to wit Negroes, cattle, horses, hoggs, household goods, etc., equally divided between my sons Chichester and Charles and my daughter Avarilla Curtis.
      To my grandson Christopher Curtis five shillings and no more.
      To my housekeeper Mary Hartgrove forty shillings more than her wages.
      My sons Chichester and Charles executors.
      James Curtis
      Wit: Harry Beverley, Lewis Tomkies, Mary (M) Hargrove.
      3 Jan. 1720 [1721] Produced by the executors. Proved by the witnesses.
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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 4, 1960 [John Frederick Dorman]
      1713-1734 Middlesex County, Virginia Will Book, [Virginia Genealogist-John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 184-87.
      James Curtis Senr. Inventory. Estate not valued; includes four Negroes. Signed by Chichester Curtis and Charles Curtis, executors. Admitted to record 7 March 1720 [1721].
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      1679-1688 Middlesex Co Va Deed Book; Antient Press: Page 107-111)
      THIS INDENTURE made ye XXXI st day of March 1653 Between CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON of ye County of Middlesex in Virginia Gentleman and AGATHA his Wife one of ye Daughters & Orphants of BARTRAM OBERT of ye said County of Middlesex decd of ye one parte and JAMES CURTIS & ELIZABETH his Wife of ye County of Middlesex aforesd. the other Daughter and only other Orphant now remaineing alive of ye said Bartram Obert of ye other parte Witnesseth that Whereas the said James Curtis & Elizabeth his Wife by Indenture of Bargaine & Sale bareing equal date, have for ye considerations therein mentioned sold unto ye said Christopher Robinson and Agatha his Wife and to ye Heires of their two Bodyes & for want of such heires to ye heires of ye said Agatha, all of their Estate Right whatseover which they or either of them ever had, have to in all that Tract of land formerly by Patent granted unto Bartram Obert aforesd: conteyneing Seven hundred and Seventy three acres of land, And upon ye death of ye said Bartram Obert he being an Alien borne was bound to Escheate to his Matie: And by Patent bareing date the first day of Septembr. 1663 was Granted to ye Orphans of Bartram Obert aforesd & is Sett in ye County of Middlesex (formerly parte of ye County of LANCASTER) which tract of land they the said Christopher Robinson & Agatha his Wife are well pleased with and content to accept & take, as full satisfaction of & for ye hereby sold & released , they ye said Christopher Robinson & Agatha his Wife for yee consideration aforesd: have granted unto ye said James Curtis & Elizabeth his Wife & to theire heires for ever every parte of ye Estate right they ye said Christopher Robinson & Agatha his Wife ever had thereof formerly by Pattent beareing date ye 19th day of Octobr. 1653 granted unto ABRAHAM MOONE conteyneing Three hundred acres of land, And by said Abraham Moone by his Deed beareing date ye 6th Novembr 1653 Acknowledged in LANCASTER COUNTY COURT conveyed unto ARTHUR DUNN of said County, And by ye said Arthur Dunn by his Last Will & Testament devised & given unto CHRISTOPHER OBERT yee onely Brother of ye said Agatha & Elizabeth and by ye death of said Christopher lawfully descended & came to ye said Agatha & Elizabeth Sisters & heirs of ye said Christopher, And is sett in ye County of Middlesex (formerly part of the County of Lancaster) and begains to be measured & bounded att Cedar Poynte upon ye West side of Niemcock Creyke at the head of Sr. HENRY CHICHELEYs Devident of Two hundred acres of land & from thence Bounded within the Severall courses & distances mentioned in the said Patent for ye Premises granted to ye said Abraham Moone To Have and To Hold to ye said James Curtis and Elizabeth his Wife and to ye Heires of their two bodyes lawfully begotten for ever and for want of such heires to ye heires of said Elizabeth Curtis for ever. And lastly that they ye said Christopher Robinson and Agatha his Wife will acknowledge this Indenture at ye next Courte held for ye County of Middlesex so ye same may be entered upon ye Records of the said Courte,
      In presence of HENRY EMERSON, Chr. Robinson
      HENRY GORE, SAM INGRAM, Agatha Robinson
      LW: MILLER
      Att: M: That at a Courte held for ye County of Middlesex the 2d day of April 1683 Mr Christopher Robinson and Agatha his Wife party to these indentures personally appeared & acknowledged ye same to be there act & deed and ye said Agatha being particularly examined, declared that she freely consented to the passing ye said Indenture.
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      1679-1688 Middlesex Co Va Deed Book; Antient Press: Page 112-116)
      THIS INDENTURE made the XXXIst day of March in ye yeare 1683 Between JAMES CURTIS of ye County of Middlesex in Virginia Gentleman & ELIZABETH his Wife one of ye Daughters & Orphants of BARTRAM OBERT of ye said County of Middx Gent of ye one parte & CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON of ye County of Middlex, aforesd Gent. & AGATHA his Wife ye other Daughter & onely other Orphant now remaineing alive of ye said Bartram Obert Witnesseth that Whereas ye said Christopher Robinson & Agatha his Wife by their Indenture bearing equall date have for consideration therein mentioned sold unto ye said James Curtis & Elizabeth his Wife all their Estate Right in all that land in Middlesex County upon the West side of Niemcock Creyke, conteyneing Three hundred acres of land being formerly granted by Patent to ABRAHAM MOONE & by him by his Deed acknowledged in LANCASTER COUNTY COURT conveyed to ARTHUR DUNN of ye said County of Lancaster And by the said Arthur Dunn by his last Will Devised & given to CHRISTOPHER OBERT ye onely Brother of ye said Agatha &Elizabeth, and by yee death of the said Obert lawfully descended to ye said Agatha & Elizabeth which tract of three hundred acres of land they the said James Curtis & Elizabeth his Wife are well pleased with & content to accept & take togeather with ye sum of One thousand pounds of good Swt: seated Tobaccoe & Caske already paid to Christopher Robinson & Agatha his Wife they ye said James Curtis & Elizabeth his Wife for ye considerations aforesd have granted unto ye said Christopher Robinson and Agatha his Wife all and every part of ye Estate which they have in all that Tract of land formerly by Patent bearcing date yc 26th day of March in yeare 1656 granted unto BARTRAM OBERT aforesd conteyneing Seaven hundred and Seaventy three acres upon the death of said Bartram Obert he being an Alien borne was found to Escheate to his Matie: And by Patent beareing date ye first day of September 1663 and was granted to ye Orphants of Bartram Obert aforesd and is sett & being in ye County of Middlesex (formerly Lancaster) Beginning to be measured and bounded at ye mouth of a little Creyke next above Niemcock Creyke and from thence bounded within ye severall courses mentioned in the said Patent granted to said Bartram Obert And lastly that they the said James Curtis & Elizabeth his Wife will acknowledge this Indenture next Court held for ye County of Middlesex same may be entered upon the records of the Court
      In presence of us HENRY EMERSON. James Curtis
      HENRY GORE, SAMLL, INGRAM p Sign , Elizabeth Curtis p Sign
      EWD. MILLER p Sign
      Md: That at a Court held for ye County of Middx. ye Second day of Aprill 1683 Personally appeared Mr, James Curtis and Elizabeth his Wife partyes to this Indenture and said James Curtis acknowledged to be his act, & deed, And the said Elizabeth Curtis being pretionerly examined declared that she freely consented to yee passing this Indenture
      & did acknowledge the same to be her act & deed. RICHD. PERROT
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      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 16
      Essex County. Whereas Mr, JAMES CURTIS hath made complaint to me that THOMAS PAYNE being justly indebted to him Thirteen hundred sixty pounds of Tobo: by Bill & hath illegably absented himselfe out of this County & keeps him-selfe in a wandering posture, that due process of Law cannot be had against him and as it may be conjectured to defraud his Creditrs: of their just dues, These are therefore in his Mats: name to will & require you on Sight hereof to attach so much of the Estate of the said THOMAS PAYNE in the County as will be of value sufficient to satisfie & pay the above sd. sum of Tobo: & costs & make return thereof to the next Court held for this County, hereof faile not as you will answer the contrary; Given under my hand this 15th of Janry: 1695/6
      To the High Sheriff of Essex County EDWARD THOMAS or his Deputy or in their absence to Mr. JNO: SCOTT, Constable
      Attached of THO: PAINEs Estate two Cowes, 1 Rugg, bed & blanketts & boulsters, 2 pewter dishes, one smoothing iron, fifteen peace of Porke

  • Sources 
    1. [S266] Michael L. Marshall, Vaulx Family of England, Virginia and Maryland, (Name: October 2012;).

    2. [S156] National Genealogical Society, Volume 107, Number 2, June 2019, 137.

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