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

Robert Jones

Male Bef 1690 - 1730  (> 40 years)


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  • Name Robert Jones 
    Born Bef 1690  Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Oct 1730  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I116556  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father William Jones,   b. Bef 1665, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1743/44, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 79 years) 
    Family ID F50597  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth MNU Jones,   b. Bef 1694,   d. Aft 1730, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years) 
    Married Abt 1710  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Jones,   b. Bef 1715, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1835, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 120 years)
     2. Sarah Jones,   b. Bef 1726, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1743, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 19 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F17703  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • appears to be son or brother of William Jones based on tract location
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      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 395-96. Bond of Elizabeth Jones as administratrix of Robert Jones, Unto William Daingerfield Thomas Waring, Robert Brooke, James Garnett, Alexr. Parker, William Brooke and Thomas Sthreshly junr., Gent, justices. For 4000 current money. 20 Oct. 1730. Securities, John Edmondson, James Jones and John Rowzee.
      Elizabeth Jones
      John Edmondson
      James Jones
      John Rowzee
      20 Oct. 1730. Acknowledged.
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      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 404-07. Robert Jones. Inventory. 14 Nov. 1730. Made pursuant to order of 20 Oct. 1730. Total valuation 466.11.6 including 21 Negroes valued at 338. Signed by Elizabeth Jones.
      Jas. Alderson
      Cornelius Sale
      Ro. Parker
      17 Nov. 1730. Returned.
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      1730-1735 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 5; [Antient Press]; Page 114
      Then appraised by us the Subscribers one small house bell and one black bayhorse belonging to the Estate of Mr. ROBERT JONES decd We being formerly ordered & sworn appraisers of the sd Estate at Two pounds Two shillings.
      JAS. ALDERSON CORNELIUS SALE
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa Tuesday the xxist day of November MDCCXXXII This additional Inventory and appraisment of the Estate of Mr. Robert Jones decd being returned is admitted to record
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      1730-1735 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 5; [Antient Press]; Page 268-271
      Dr. The Estate of Mr. ROBT. JONES Decd . (some entries) paid Mr. ROBERT BROOKE; pd WM. TAYLER; pd MAJ. WARING; pd CAPT. KELSICK; pd COLO. BRAXTON; pd JOHN VAWTER; pd JAMES NOELL; pd. Mr. ALEXR. PARKER; pd. THOMAS MILES; pd Mr. SAML. BARRAN: pd THOS. HORD for Masterson; pd Mr. PITT, SCANDRETT; pd WM. GRAY; pd TOBIAS INGRAM; pd JOSEPH SORRILL; pd SAML. PEALs Judgmt.vpd GEORGE GREEN; pd CAPT. JOHN WILCOX, pd Mr JAMES GARNETT; pd THOMAS HEELY pd JOHN FOSTER. pd JOHN KORGAN; pd MAJR BENJA ROBINSONs judgmt.; pd EDWD MORGAN; pd NATHL. FOGG, pd Mr. EDWD BARRADALL pd MAJR. HOLLOWAY; pd Mr. JAMES READ: pd for funerall expences. pd Mr JOHN CORRIE for Mr. McCULLOCK pd THOMAS PRITCHETT pd JOHN HARDEY pd WM. JAMES, pd Constables fees; pd FRANCIS GARNETT for negroes clothing, pd Mr RULE for goods for do: paid John Corrie for goods for do-, goods bought of Mr DAVID COCKRAN for do; pd COLO. BEVERLEY; 11 pr Virga. Stocking; to Mrs. JONES for laying three negroes; the finding of tools for the Mill. finding two overseers corn & meat to ANTHO. GARNETT; pd JOHN SMITH the balance of his account: ditto WILL GODFREY to OLIVER CHARLES; 138 barrls. of Corn expended; pd JOHN LEWIS a fee; pd RENNOLDS per oath; pd CHARLES QUIN per oath, to one negro girl dead named Lucey; to one negro boy do named George; pd COLO. ROBINSON lawyers fees; pd Mr. GEORGE STUBBILFEILD for work don to the mill pd BENJA VAWTER: pd JOHN SORRILL; Negroes for Mrs Jones Dower (9 named); Mrs. Jones Daughters part of negroes (8 named)
      Contra by the amount of the Inventory 466..10 6; by the difference of six negros sold more than they was appraised to; by Cash recd of JAMES BOOTH on acct. of MARY PAGETT; do of Mr. THOMAS JONES, do of WILL ARVIN: do of HUMPHREY HILL; do of JOHN CUNDIFF, do of RICHD. TYLER; do of THOMAS EDMONDSON; do of JOHN TALIAFERRO; do of MAJR. BROOKE on acct of Booth; do of WILLM. RICHARDS for RICHARD RICHARDS; by 81 bards. of Corn; by 8 barls of Corn to THOS. HORD, by 13 bushels of wheat by plank sold WILL GRAY; 1733 By cash recd of Capt. JAMES GARNETT; by one negro boy named Peter increase; by one girl named Betty do; by two years rent for ye Mans. Plantation . . . .
      Pursuant to an order of Essex Couty made the 19th day of ffebry 1733 We the Subscribers have settled the accts. of the Estate of Mr. ROBT. JONES decd and set apart Mr. ANTHO. GARNETT and ELIZA. his Wife ye petitioners their one third part of the negroes and also a part Mrs. ELIZA, JONES Admix, her one third of the negroes for his wife right of dower and deliver them to each party and have likewise delivered the petitioners their one third part of the personal estate. April' 13th 1734.
      BENJA. WINSLOW
      RO. PARKER
      At a Court held for Essex County on ye xxiid day of May MDCCXXXIV
      This Report of the Division of ye Estate of Robert Jones decd was returned and ordered to be recorded.

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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 376-77.
      7 Feb. 1710 [1711]. John Dyon of St. Ann's Parish, Essex County, and Arabella his wife onely daughter and heir apparent of Henry White, deceased, to Robert Jones of same. For 50 sterling and 10,000 pounds of tobacco.
      737 acres and 145 perches granted to John Johnson by patent. 10 Dec. 1663 ... lower side of the land of William Hall... near hr. Moseley's land ... land of Augustine Blithenburg ... near the miles end of Lawson's Island ... except what land lyes between the line of Salvator Muscoe and the marsh and two branches and also what former sales have been made out of the patent unto Salvator Muscoe, Mr. Francis Gouldman and James
      Alderson.
      John (J) Dyon
      Arabella (0) Dyon
      Wit: William (M) Harte, Peter (X) Isom, William Vickerey.
      8 Feb. 1710 [1711] Acknowledged by John Dyon and Arabella Dyon wife to John.
      7 Feb. 1710 [1711]. Bond of John Dyon of St. Ann's Parish, Essex County, to Robert Jones of same. For 100 sterling and 20,000 pounds of tobacco. To fulfill covenants in indentures.
      John (J) Dyon
      Wit: William (M) Harte, Peter (X) Isom.
      8 Feb. 1710 [1711]. Acknowledged.
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      1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 328, Bond. 12 Nov. 1714. 50. Sterl. Robert Jones as Guardian of William Moss, an orphan.
      Wit: Signed Robert Jones
      Tho Henman Jno Pickett
      Ja Alderson Sam'll Stallord
      Rec. 12 Nov. 1714.
      Test
      Richard Buckner Cl Cur
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      1716-1718 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 15, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 70-72.
      11 June 1717, William Moss of St Anns Parish, Essex-County, to Robert Jones of same. For 30 sterling. 386, acres, plantation and land where Martha Moss, widow, now dwells ... forke of a swamp near Mr. Robert Brooke's dwelling house where he now now dwells, known by the name of Moss's Swamp ... till it comes to .. Chestnut Swamp ... land of William Jones, unto land sold by William Moss's father to Thomas Farmer .. land formerly given by Robert Moss, father of said William, unto one Tucker and now in the possession of Cornelius Sale of this county of Essex ... unto the land of Joshua' Shipp formerly purchased by his father of Edward Moseley ...
      Wm Moss
      Wit: Tho. Jones, John Jones, William (X) ,Stoakes.
      16 July 1717; Acknowledged by William Moss
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      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 295-297
      THIS INDENTURE made the Sixteenth day of March 1723 Between RICHARD MOSS of County of Westmoreland in Colony of Virginia of one part & ROBERT JONES of County of Essex in Colony aforsd Witnesseth that said Richard Moss for sum of Fifteen hundred pounds of Tobacco to him paid path granted unto said Robert Jones his heirs all that plantation & tract of land whereon ANDREW PRITCHET now lives in Parish of St. Anne in aforesd County of Essex & containing four hundred acres bounded Beginning at ye Fork of a Swamp comeing out of Little Occupation Creek oposet to CAPT, ROBERT BROOKS Dwelling house where he now lives thence up the South branch thereof to the land of WILLIAM JONES thence along the several courses of said William Jones his land till it comes to the land of CORNELIUS SALE which he purchased of FRANCIS PAGET thence along the several courses of sd Sales land to the land of ROBERT BROOKE wch. was lately ABRAHAM STEPPs thence along the several courses of said land to a Swamp and so down the sd Swamp to the beginning
      In presence of JAMES INGO, Richard Moss
      JAMES BOOTH, PIERCE GREFFEN
      At a Court held for Essex County ye 17th March 1723
      This Deed indented is admitted to record.
      BE IT REMEMBERED that on the day mentioned livery & Seizin was delivered by Richard Moss unto Robert Jones of the land by Turf & Twigg & the Door of the dwelling house in ye psence of us James Ingo, James Booth, Pierce Griffin
      Acknowledged by Richard Moss ye 17th day of March 1723 & is admitted to record
      THIS INDENTURE made this 9th day of March 1723 Between FRANCIS GOULDMAN
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      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 368
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ANNE MOSS do hereby appoint JAMES JONES my Attorney to acknowledge my right of dow: in Land convey'd to ROBERT JONES by my Husband RICHARD MOSS in Essex County Court hereby ratifing what my said Attorney shall do as tho I my self were personally present As Witness my hand this 16th day of June 1724
      Test JOHN DEANE Ann Moss
      WILLIAM JAMES
      At a Court held for Essex County 16th day of June 1724
      This Power of Attorney is admitted to record
      Also this same day - - Came into Court the said James Jones & did by Virtue of ye above power of Attorney relinquish the said Ann Moss's right of Dower to the said convey'd as aforesaid which is admitted to record.
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      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 303-305
      THIS INDENTURE made this 9th day of March 1723 Between FRANCIS GOULDMAN of Parish of St. Anne in County of Essex of one part & ROBERT JONES of sd Parish & County Witnesseth that ye said Francis Gouldman for sum of One hundred pounds Sterling money to him paid by these presents doth grant unto said Robert Jones his heirs all that plantation & tract of land whereon FRANCIS GOULDMAN deced lately dwell'd containing four hundred acres bounded Beginning at a white oak by the CHURCH ROAD on the South side thereof & in ye South line of a pattent granted to JOHN JOHNSON deced bearing date the tenth day of December 1663 for Seven hundred & thirty seven acres and one hundred and forty five perches of land thence to the end of the sd Line to a marked Gum thence East to a marked red oak nigh the land of AUGUSTINE BRETHENBIRD & to Rappa. River thence up the said River to Occupation Creek thence up the sd Creek to the land of SALVATOR MUSCOE thence along the several courses of sd Muscoes land to the Church Road aforesd & thence up the said Road to the Beginning ... .
      In presence of THOMAS COMBES, Francis Gouldman
      JOHN BROWN
      At a Court held for Essex County ye 17th March 1723
      This Indenture is admitted to record
      BE IT REMEMBERED that on the 9 day of March 1723 possession & seizin was delivered by Francis Gouldman unto Robert Jones by Turf & Twigg & by the door of the dwelling house in presence of us Thomas Combes, John Brown.
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court the 17th day of March 1723 & is admitted to record
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      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 390-393
      THIS INDENTURE made this 2 day of July in the year of our Lord God according to the Computation of the Church of England 1724 Between LODOWICK ROWZEE of the County of Essex of one part & ROBERT JONES of the Parish & County aforesaid. Witnesseth that the said Lodowick Rowzee for sum of Eighty pounds Currt. Money doth hereby grant unto said Robert Jones his heirs and assigns all that plantation and Land containing two hundred acres in Parish of St Anne where HENRY OSWALDs Quarter is now seated which land was given & devised by the Will of EDWARD ROWZEE to his Son EDWARD JUNR. deced and from the said Edward devised unto the aforesd Lodowick & bounded as followeth beginning at the mouth of a great branch wch divides the sd land from the land of JOHN ROWZEE so up the said Branch the natural bounds thereof until it comes to the land of DANIEL SMITH which he purchased of CHARLES FARRELL thence along the line of the sd Smiths land to the abovesaid Robert Jones's MILL Swamp to the place it first began .
      In presents of us GEORGE URDOWDE, Lodowich Rowzy
      RUTH URDOWDE, GEORGE RICHARDS
      At a Court held for Essex County ye 21st day of July 1724
      This Indenture is admitted to record
      BE IT REMEMBERED that on the day within men coned possession was given and delivered to Robert Jones according to the Intent of the Indenture by Turf & Twigg and the Door of the Dwelling house in presence of George Richards, George Urdowde. Ruth Urdowde
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court the 21st day of July 1724 & is admitted to record
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      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 409-412
      THIS INDENTURE made this Nineteenth day of May in the year of our Lord God according to the Computation of the Church of England 1724 Between JOHN CARDING of the County of Essex of one part & ROBERT JONES of sd County Witnesseth that for sum of Five pounds Currant money to him paid the said John Carding hath granted unto sd Robert Jones his heirs & assigns the plantation & tract of land containing forty six acres being on the South side of Rappahannock River in the parish of St Anne & bounded beginning at a small white oak near the side of a Creek & runeth thence by ye line of Mr. COX s S:E by East to a branch side thence North East to a white oak on a point near the side of a great March facing Occupatia Creek thence to the Cheeseturkson Creek
      In presence of us JACB LATON, John Cardin
      GEO RICHARDS
      At a Court held for Essex County ye 15th day of September 1724
      This Deed is admitted to record
      Also the same day - - Came into Court MARTHA the Wife of said John & freely relinquished her right of Dower which is also admitted to record
      BE IT REMBRED that on ye Nineteenth day of May 1724 full possession was given by John Carding unto Robert Jones of the plantation according to the meaning of the Indenture by turf & Twigg and the door of the dwelling house
      In presence of JACOB LATON, GEO: RICHARDS
      Acknowledged by John Carden in Essex County Court ye 15th day of September 1724 I John Carden do hereby acknowledge to have had on ye date of the Indenture from Robert Jones Five pounds being ye consideration to be paid, I say received pr me
      John Cardin
      Acknowledged by John Cardin ye 15th day of September 1724 & is admitted to record
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      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 283a. Bond of Robert Jones unto Samuel Peale. For 20. sterl. 22 Jan. 1728 [1729]. Security, William Robinson, Gent. Judgment being this day given unto Samuel Peale agt. Robert Jones, the said Robert had an, appeal granted him to the eighth day of the next General Court, giving security.
      Robert Jones
      Wil Robinson.
      Wit: Wil Licorish.
      20 Jan. 1728 [1729]. Acknowledged.
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      1733-1735 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 20, Part 1; [Antient Press]; 16-18
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE I SUSANNA BOWLER of the Parish of St. Anne in the County of Essex in consideration that ANTHONY GARNETT and ELIZABETH his Wife, the late Wife and relict of my Brother JOHN BOWLER of the aforesd Parish and County decd hath by their Release the 20th of August 1733 relinquished
      their Wright of Dower to the lands which were the sd John Bowler's my Brother Estate which was his before his Inter-marriage with the sd Elizabeth with one half of the Crop of Corne, Tobo and fodr now growing on the Plantation whereon said Anthony now lives, and several other valuable considerations, have released unto sd Anthony Garnett and Elizabeth his Wife all my right and demand which I ever had to any part of the Estate that the said John Bowler Decd had recd. or could recd. or had any right to by his intermarriage with the aforesd Elizabeth the Daughter of ROBERT JONES of the Parish & County aforesd, the now Wife of the said Anthony Garnett. In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seale the 18th day of August 1733.
      In presence of SALVATOR MUSCOE, Susanna Bowler
      JOSEPH LEMEN
      At a Court held for Essex County ye XXIst day of August MDCCXXXIII SUSANNA BOULWARE acknowledged her Deed Poll which is admitted to record. KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I Susanna Bowler stand bound unto Anthony Garnett in the sum of Two hundred pounds Currt. money of Virga. this 18th day of August 1733,
      The Condition of this obligation is such that if the above bound Susanna Bowler do not demand sue or trouble James Garnett, Elizabeth his Wife in the Estate wch ye sd John Bowler decd had, or mought have had by his Inter-marriage with sd Elizabeth the Daughter of ROBERT JONES decd and keep all agreements then this Obligation to be void else to stand.
      In presence of SALVATOR MUSCOE, Susanna Bowler
      JOSEPH LEMON
      At a Court held for Essex County on ye XXlst day of August MDCCXXXIII
      Susanna Bowler acknowledged this her bond to be her act and deed which is recorded.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 10; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 16
      DOROTHY SMITH & CHARLES TALIAFERRO, 1071 acs. (Lapsed L.), Essex Co; on S. side of the Riv., in the freshes above the falls; adj. John Rowzee; on Ewe Tree Point, by Motts' Falling Branch; 5 Nov. 1712, p. 68. Granted Henry Benson, 5 Nov. 1673, upon condition, &c. Imp. of 22 George Brookes, Stephen Gifford, Thomas Punt, John Hudson, Thomas Apple-berry, Martha Langley, Edmund Ryley, Mary Holdfast, Jacob Begar, Elinor Smith, Robert Jones, Anthony Stradford, John Lesster, John Mills, Saml. Williams, Hester Perce, Richard Farrell, Thomas Meght, Saml. Price, Kat. Roach, Duncan Feasey, Edward Herring.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 10; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 16
      ROBERT JONES, 274 A., 52 P., (N. L.), St. Anne's Par., Essex Co; .2 May, 1713, p. 68. S. side of Mr. Brookes' Cr; adj. Robert Mose (or Moss); land formerly granted to Brice; Augustine Blighinburg; & the orchard of John Kiddian. Imp. of 6 Edward Kelly, Henry Griffin, John Williams, Patrick Tigo, William Robinson, Thomas Buck

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