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

Martin Johnson

Male 1636 - 1694  (58 years)


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  • Name Martin Johnson 
    Born 1636 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Jun 1694  Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I116701  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father Family Johnson 
    Family ID F51539  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary MNU Johnson,   b. 1634,   d. Between 1695 and 1701, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married Bef 1656  Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susannah Johnson,   b. Bef 1654,   d. Aft 1672, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F33462  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 306-307
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen. I MARTIN JOHNSON of ye County of Essex being sick and weak of body but of perfect sence and memory do make this my last Will and Testament revoakeing and anulling all former Wills and Testaments by me had & made, appointing and allowing this and none other to be this my last Will and Testament
      Imprs. I bequeath my Soule unto Almighty God that gave it and my body to ye dust from whence it was taken in sure and certaine hope of resurrection to everlasting life through our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ and as for what Temporall Estate it path pleased God far above my deserts to endow me with I do dispose thereof in manner and forme as followeth
      Item I give and bequeath my Reall Estate to my Grandson in Law, JOHN EVANS, and to my loveing friend, JANE LANDRAM, now Wife of JOHN LANDRAM, to them and their heirs lawfully begotten of their own bodyes to be equally divided between them in quantity and quality to hold and enjoy forever
      Item My will is that if ye sd JANE LANDRAM shall depart this life without such heire or heires of her body lawfully begotten, that then ye abovesd. JOHN EVANS and his
      heirs surviveing shall have hold and enjoy my said real estate for ever and if my said Grandson, JOHN EVANS, shall dye without such heires of his body lawfully begotten
      that then the said JANE LANDRAM and heires as abovesd. Surviveing shall have hold and enjoye my whole Reall Estate for ever. But if in case both ye said JOHN EVANS and JANE LANDRAM shall depart this Life without such heires of their bodyes lawfully begotten, my will is that then the Children of my loveing Friend, Capt. FRANCIS SLAUGHTER, shall have hold and enjoy my said Reall Estate for them and their heires for ever
      Item My will is that my personall Estate except some legacies hereafter mentioned be (after the decease of my beloved Wife) equally divided in quantity and quality between the abovesaid JOHN EVANS & JANE LANDRAM, to have hold and enjoy to them and their heires of their bodyes lawfully begotten forever, And if in case the said JOHN EVANS and JANE LANDRAM shall depart this life without such heires abovesd., my will is that then ye Children of my Friend, Capt. FRANCIS SLAUGHTER, shall have and enjoy my said personal! Estate for ever to them and their heires
      Item My will is that my beloved Wife hold and enjoye all my whole Estate Reall and personall for and dureing her natural life
      Item My will is my abovesd. Grandson, JOHN EVANS, shall not receive into his hands the abovesd Estate, reall and personal untill he attaine the age of Twenty three years, And if in case my beloved Wife shall depart this life before my said Grandson, JOHN EVANS shall attaine the age of twenty three years, my will is that then the said personal! Estate by me to him bequeathed shall in his proper Specie (after an equal! division made) be inventoried & deposited to the care and trust and remain in the hands of my abovesaid Friends, Capt. FRANCIS SLAUGHTER and JOHN LANDRAM, to the proper use and behoofe of the aforesaid JOHN EVANS to be delivered to them or their Ears. into the custody and possession of the said JOHN EVANS without being converted into tobacco or money, but in its owne proper specie and kind of they the said Trustees shall (according to this my Will) receive it, and when the said JOHN EVANS shall attaine to the age of Twenty three years and not untill then
      Itm. I give & bequeath unto my Friend, Capt. FRANCIS SLAUGHTER, my best Rapier and belt and my best hatt to be delivered at my decease
      Itm. I bequeath unto my lovein g Friend, Mrs. MARGARET SLAUGHTER SENR., one mourning Ring of ten shillings price to be procured her imediately after my decease
      Itm. I bequeath unto my God Daughter, ELIZABETH LEE, one Cow Clafe to be delivered as abovesd.
      Itm. My will is that JOHN EVANS and JANE LANDRAM neither of them shall have power to sell or mortgage any part or parcel! of the abovesd, land by me to them bequeathed but that it remaine after their decease to the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten and in default of such heirs to the Children of Capt. FRANCIS SLAUGHTER as abovesd.
      Itm. I give and bequeath unto MARTHA SLAUGHTER, Daughter to Capt. FRANCIS SLAUGHTER, one Cow Cale to be delivered by my Executors
      Itm. I make ordaine & appoint my beloved Wife, MARY JOHNSON, and my Friend, JOHN LANDRAM Executrix & Executr: of this my last Will and Testament
      Itm. I give and bequeath to GEORGE LAMPART one young Sow about the age of one year & halfe to be delivered after my decease by my Executrix. In Witness of all and every the above recited premises I hereunto set my hand and seale this 11th: day of January Ano: Dom 1693/4
      Signed sealed and published in presence of
      GEORGE LAMPART, MARTIN JOHNSON
      THO: PARKER SENR., JOHN RICHIE,
      JAMES LANDRUM
      We ye Subscribers do depose that we saw ye above mentioned MARTIN JOHNSON signe seale and publish this written Will as his last Will and Testament And that he was in perfect sense and memory at ye signeing and sealeing thereof to the best of ye Deponants knowledge and farther saith not
      Sworne to in Essex County Court 9br: 10th 1694 THO: PARKER SENR.
      JOHN RICHIE
      At a Court held for Essex County September ye 10th: Ano: Dom: 1694
      The within written Will was proved by ye Oathes of THOMAS PARKER SENR., & JOHN RICHIE, Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded
      Vere Recordatr: Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 46-47
      June ye 6: 1696. An Inventory of ye Estate of MARTIN JOHNSON which his Relict was possessed at ye time of her death, taken by me ye Subscriber p Order of Court
      Imprimis: To 2 father beds & furniture, viz. 1 pr. sheets, 2 feather beds, 2 ruggs blankets, 2 bolsters, 4 bedsteads, 12 Leather Chairs, 1 Table, 2 Iron potts large and hookes; 1 small ditto, 1 pr. hookes; 7 large deep pewter dishes, 4 small ditto; 2 bacons, 1 pie plate, 2 flat dishes, 2 pottle flaggons, 1 large tankard, 1 small ditto, 1 pewter quart pott; 1 very old deep dish; 3 porringers, 11 spoones, 1 cup, 7 pewter plates, 2 large guns; 2 Carbines, 1 Couch, 2 large chests, 1 small ditto; 1 frying pan, 1 fire shovel!, 2 brass candlesticks; 1 chafen dish; 1 flesh forke, 1 brass kettle, 2 brass scimmers, 1 cross cutt saw, 1 Lanthorne, 1 set of wedges & 1 pr. of small stilliards, 4 sider casque qt, 60 gall; each and 7 ditto qt. 60 gall. each; 1 ditto qt. 100 gall., 1 salt seller, 1 brass skillet, 4 large bookes in follio; 3 old books in Quarto, 1 box Iron, 1 powdering tubb, 4 cows, 1 looking glass, to 1 Bill - 650; to 1 ditto -526; 1 iron pott pestle, 1 grindstone, 1 handsaw, 3 augers, 1 hatchet, 1 hammer, 1 old chamber pott, 1 old Horse, 1 drawing knife, 1 carpenter adze, 1 pad saddle, 1 cart and wheeles; 1 warming pan, 1 great Bible, 1 brass spice morter & pestle, 1 Sow, 3 Barrows, 1 haft case; 1 spade, 1 Cannooe, 1 Canwerse table cloth, 2 napkins, 3 pailes, small, chest, 2 ropes, 1 cheese press NICHO: COPELAND
      Sworn to in Essex County Court ye 10th day of June 1696
      Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1694-1695 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 190)
      At a Court held for Essex County 10th of June 1694
      - It is ordered that Mrs. MARY JOHNSON, Widow of Mr. MARTIN JOHNSON deced, exhbit the said deceds Last Will & Testament to the next Court to be held for this County
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      1694-1695 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 198)
      At a Court held for Essex County 10th of July 1694
      - Mrs. MARY JOHNSON, Widow of Mr. MARTIN JOHNSON deced, by the last Court ordered to exhibit ye sd deceds last Will and Testamt., to this Court & failing this Court have therefore ordered that she exhbit ye same at ye next Court to be held for this County
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      1694-1695 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 203)
      At a Court held for Essex County 10th of September 1694
      - The Last Will and Testament of Mr. MARTIN JOHNSON deced was this day proved in Court by the oaths of THOMAS PARKER SENR. and JOHN RICHIE witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded
      - Upon ye peticon of Mrs. MARY JOHNSON, Executrix of ye last Will & Testamt. of Mr. MARTIN JOHNSON deced, a Probate is granted her of ye sd deceds last Will &Testamt.
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      1694-1695 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 268)
      At a Court held for Essex County 10th of December 1695
      - Upon ye mocon of JOHN LANDRUM (surviveing Executor of MARTIN JOHNSON deced) by Capt. ARTHUR SPICER his Attorney, Its ordered that NICHOLAS COPELAND, who intermarryed with ye Relict & Widow of ye sd deced, give into the next Court to be held for this County upon Oath a full & perfect Inventory of all & singular the sd deceds personal] Estate
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      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      PERKINS, THOMAS, 18 December, 1683 ; 2 April, 1684.
      To Thomas Parker my wearing gould ring.
      To Elizabeth Blomfield my Ring that is due me from the Estate of William Sargent. To all my God children a hhd of toba apiece. All the remainder of my estate (my just debts first satisfied) I give to Capt. Saml. Blomfield whom I make my Executor.
      Wit. MARTIN JOHNSON, aged 48 years or thereabouts,
      MARY JOHNSON, aged 50 years or thereabouts. Page 21.
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      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      EVANS, JOHN, of Sittingburne Parish in the County of Rappa. 29 January, 1683; 1 die 8bris, 1684.
      All the land I am possessed of to my two sons John Evans and Wm. Evans to be equally divided between them both for quantity and quality the division to be made when my son John is twenty one but in case the one shall decease before his full age the other shall succeed to his inherititnce. To each of my children a mare and all their increase the youngest mare to my son John the other to my son William also to each of them a cow and its increase my son John to have a cowe called Mealy Nose William to have a black cow called Slow. Desires his children shall stay and live with their mother until they each of them attain the age of nineteen years. To father-in-law Mr. Wm Veale a case of pistols and holsters. To my loving brother Martin Johnson a chest which I had of him also a gun I had of him and a Caster hat. To my Godchild Margaret Ward daughter of Bryant Ward a cowe calf. All the rest of my goods and chattles after my debts are satisfied to my well beloved wife Elizabeth Evans. Wife Elizabeth to be Executrix and to be guardian of the children.
      Wit. RICHD WEST, THOMAS JOHNSON, WILLM. HEATHER.
      his mark Page 36.
      A probate hereon is granted to Martin Johnson in behalf of Jno. Evans. Page 172.
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      1662-1664 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 256
      THESE PRESENTS Witnesseth that I HENRY LUCAS of the County of Rappa. for sume of Three thousand five hundred pounds of Tobacco & cask already paid and fully satisfyed by MARTIN JOHNSON of the same County to the sd HENRY LUCAS do for me my heirs and assignes over all my right & interest of the within men-coned Pattent & abovespecified conveyance as witness my hand and seale this 2 day of March 1663/4
      Test ROBERT DAVIS, HENRY LUCAS
      PEIRRE DIENS
      Recognit in Cur Rappa. 4 die Martii 1663
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      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 23-26
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I MARTIN JOHNSON of the Pish of Sittingbourn in the County of Rappa. wth the Consent of MARY my Wife for and in consideracon of fower thousand five hundred pounds of Tob and Caske to me already paid by HENRY LUCAS of the place aforesaid have given granted bargained and sold unto ye sd Henry Lucas and his heires a parcell of land cont. 326 acres and 4 perches being a parcell of land scituate lying and being on the South side of Rappa. uppon a Creeke called Cockellshell Creeke and formerly made over by the sd Henry Lucas to the sd Martyn Johnson and formerly Pattendd by JOHN AIRES To Have and To Hold the sd land with all the rights and privilidges thereunto belonging to him the said Henry Lucas his heirs as Wittness whereof I the said Martin Johnson and MARY my Wife have hereunto sett our hands and Seales this thirty one day of March 1666
      In presents of JOHN CATLETT Martin Johnson
      THO. HAWKINS Mary Johnson
      This Deed of land wthin specifyed was acknowledged by Martyn Johnson and Mary his Wife to the use of Henry Lucas and his heires and desired to be recorded in the County Court of Rappa to the true Intents wthin menconed March 31st Ano 1666.
      Recognit Car nobis JOHN CATLETT, THO HAWKINS
      Memord. the 2d of Maii 1666 Before the Court then held for Rappa. County Coll, JNO CATLETT and Capt. THO: HAWKINS declared that this Instrumt of wrighting was acknowledged before ym by the sd Martyn Johnson and Mary his Wife to the sd Henry Lucas and his heirs As Wittness abovesd
      Recordat 10 die Maii Ano 1666
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      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 35-38
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THOMAS PAIGE of the Parrish of Sittingbourne in the County of Rappa for and in consideration of Eighty thousandpounds of good Merchantable Tobacco and caske to me already paid by MARTYN JOHNSON of the place aforesaid have given bargained and sold unto the sd Martyn Johnson and his heires a parcell of land cont: three hundred acres scituate lying and being in the parrish of Sittingbourne aforesd on the South side of the Rappa. River being the one Moyety of six hundred acres of land whereon I now live begining on the North side of a Branch called the Landing Branch at a marked red oake standing at the West side of the fence and extendeth it selfe South parrallell to the other Moyety of the said Land a Mile to a marked Stake neare to a marked red oake thence West 150 perches to a marked white oake standing the side of a Western Branch of a small Creeke wch divides it from the land of Mr. THOMAS LUCAS SENIOR thence North by and through the sd Creeke in a line of marked trees to the River side thence East to the place firs menconed To Have and To Hold In Wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale dated March the 26th 1666
      In the presents of us JOHN CATLETT, Thomas Paige
      THO. LUCAS JUNR Elizabeth Page
      Possession and Seizin Executed by the Delivery of a Tobaccoe pipe in the Name of Delivery and Seizin of the Premises
      This Deed of Land wthin specifyed was acknowledged by Thomas Paige & Elizabeth his Wife to the use and behoofe of Martin Johnson and his heires and desired to be recorded in the County Court of Rappa to ye true Intents wthin specifyed. Wittness their hands this 30th day of March 1666.
      Thomas Paige
      Elizabeth Paige
      Recognit cor nobis JOHN CATLETT, THOM: HAWKINS
      Memorand this 3d day of Maii 1666 Before the Court then held for Rappa. County Collo. John Catlett and Capt. Thomas Hawkins declared that this Instrumt, of wrighting was acknowledged before them by Tho. Paige and Eliza. his Wife to Martin Johnson and his heires as abovesd.
      Recordat in Cor Rappa 10 die Maii 1666
      === land mentioned
      1668-1670 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 24
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pnts that I FRANCIS DOUGHTY SENR. of the good will and Fatherly Love to my Sonne ENOCH DOUGHTY and other good causes and consid mee thereunto moving doe freely give grant sett over and assigne to him the sd ENOCH his heires for Ever five head of Cattle together wth their increase profitts & Benefitt namely the Redd Cowes Foure yrs old cropt and slitt on the Right Eare also slitt on the left Eare & branded mrked upon one horse wth F D two heifers of three yrs old apeice of the same Eare marke and Brand mrke also one of them browse the other blacke and one black Heifer of Foure yrs old Cropt on the right Eare and Slitt on the left now keeping about MARTIN JOHNSONs late plantacon above the Mill Likewise I give unto my Sonne ENOCHs Daughter JOY one 2 yrs old Heifer cropt & slitt on the left Eare & brand mrke as abovesd wth F D together wth her increase for Ever, And by this writing I doe confirme unto my sd Sonne ENOCH the sd five head of Cattle & to his Daughtr. JOYS the sd heifer as alsoe their increase pffitts & Benefitts to be possed held occupyed and Enjoyed by them their heirs wthout the lett or Hindrance of mee or my ordr. or any pson claymeing by from or undr, mee for Ever. As Testifieth my hand and seale the 25th of Janry 1666.
      Witnesses THOMAS SMITH, FR: DOUGHTY
      WILLIAM WILLOW
      Recognit 6th die 9bris 1665
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      1670-1672 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 227
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I MARTIN JOHNSON have made & appointed my Loveing Friend THOMAS HAWKINS my true and lawfuil Attorney for me and in my name to acknowledge in the Court of Rappa. a Deed of Gift wch I made unto my Cousin in law JOHN EVANS of two cowes being marked wth a flower deluce on ye Right eare & a slitt on ye left with a small nick on ye top of ye Left Eare wth all the female increase I give from me & my heires unto ye said JOHN EVANS his heires forever and when ye said EVANS shall attaine ye age of 14 yeares then I give unto him as aforesaid ye whole increase both male & female to the truth whereof I have hereunto sett my hand seale this 1 of May one thousand six hundred Seaventy & one
      JAMES ANDREWS MARTINE JOHNSON
      WALLER STALLION [Stallings]
      Recognitr. in Cur Rappa. 4th die May 1671
      === land mentioned
      1689-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 8; [Antient Press]; Page 42-43
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I RICHARD WEST of County of Rappa. of the Parish of Sittenburne do for my heirs for the sum of Two thousand Five hundred pounds of Tobb: in caske give and confirme unto JOHN RICHEE his heirs a parcell of land containing Fifty acres more or less begining at a red Oake standing by HUCCLEBERRY SWAMP, thence by the sd Swamp side on the North side to a marked line Oake, thence through the Swamp by a line of trees to a marked Locust on the South side which parts the lands of VALENTINE ALLEN and RICHD. WEST bounding on the lines of said VALENTINE ALLEN by and with a great branch to a corner tree of MARTIN JOHNSON standing by the River thence by the River to the tree first mentioned to said JOHN RICHEE To have and to hold said land with all manner of priviledges upon the said land belonging as it to me is granted to the sole and proper use of him said RICHEE his heirs, he paying and discharging the rights and services due and of right accustomed, And further the said RICHARD WEST doth for his heirs grant with sd RICHEE his heirs &c that sd RICHEE shall at all times hereafter quietly hold the aforesaid parcell of land as also the said JOHN RICHEE shall have quiet and peaceable use of so much Timber as will build the sd RICHEE a fence and Twenty foot Dwelling House and a Ten foot Milk house and as much Rail Timber as the sd RICHEE his heirs shall have occasion for fencing on his abovesd land from the land of the sd RICHARD WEST joyning upon the land of the sd RICHEE with every part and parcell of the abovesaid premises without hindrance of me sd RICHARD WEST his heirs or any other persons whatsoever lawfully claiming the premises from or under me. As Witness my hand and seale this
      20th day of July 1689
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presents of us
      FRAN: SLAUGHTER; RICHD, WEST
      ROBT.- ADAMS
      Recognitr in Cur Comt Rappa 7 die Augt. 1689

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