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

Charles Bell

Male Bef 1735 - 1781  (> 46 years)


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  • Name Charles Bell 
    Birth Bef 1735  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 13 Jul 1781  Lancaster County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I117964  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Father John Rev Bell,   b. Bef 1703   d. 10 Jun 1743, Lancaster County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 40 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Jones,   b. 21 Aug 1707, Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 May 1750, Lancaster County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 42 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Abt 1723  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F37559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Hull,   b. 1 Mar 1745, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 10 Jun 1765  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F49420  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

  • Notes 
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      1653-1800 Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee];
      BELL, Rev. John. Will. 18 Feb. 1742. Rec. 10 June 1743.
      Wife Elizabeth, her dower in 2470 a. land in Pr. William county, and plantation in Lancaster;
      Sons: William, Thomas, James, John and Charles.
      Gr. son: Charles Jones son of dau. Ann, decd.
      Daus. Ann, Elizabeth, and Mary.
      Son-in-law, Shapleigh Neale and his wife, my dau. Margaret.
      Mentions land given dau. Margaret, wife of Shapleigh Neale by his brother, Dr. Alex. Bell, decd. Son John (not 21) 1770 a. land in Pr. William Co., also lot and house in town of Falmouth, King George County.
      Son William, 300 a. in Pr. William Co.,
      son Thomas, land in Pr. William Co., "given and bequeathed by Dr. Alexander Bell, my decd. brother."
      Son Charles, land in Lancaster.
      Extrs. Wife and son John.
      Wits. Thomas, James and John Leathead, Thos. Edwards. W.B. 13, p. 334.
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      1653-1800 Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee];
      BELL, Elizabeth. Will. 5 May 1749. Rec. 11 May 1750. Daughter Mary Bell; sons: Thomas, James and Charles Bell, Mr. John Bell. Extrs. son Thomas, and Dale Carter. Wits. Richd. Sheppens, Thos. Grassett. W. B. 14, p.
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      1766-1770 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book #7; [Lewis & Booker]; Page 373
      Bell, John, of Fairfield Parish
      W. W. 13 August 1768---W. P. 14 August 1769
      Wife Frankey Bell, during her life-one third part of the land whereon I now live including the house and dwelling plantation, and during her widowhood, one half of all my other estate such as slaves, stock and household furniture, but if she marries I lend her only one third of the estate, and at her decease or marriage I give the said estate to my son William Bell.
      Son William Bell, as soon as he comes to the age of twenty one years or marrys-all my other estate both real and personal.
      If my son should die during the lifetime of his mother without wife or children, I give the third of the slaves, stock, and household furniture to my wife and her heirs, and she to have use of my whole estate for life. At her death I give to my brother James Bell-my land in this county to him and his lawfully begotten heirs of his body, and for want of such heirs to my brother Charles Bell and the heirs of his body, and for want of such heirs to my nephew Charles Jones and the heirs of his body, and for want of such heirs to my neice Judy Waddy and the heirs of her body, and for want of such heirs to my sister Mary Burnley and the heirs of her body, and for want of such heirs to the right heirs forever.
      Estate not given absolutely to my wife, and in case my son should die without wife or child, I leave my estate to be divided into five equal parts, and to be divided between my brother Thomas Bell's daughter Mary Bell, (and in case of her death to his son John Bell), my brother Charles Bell, nephew Charles Jones, neice Judy Waddy, my sister Mary Burnley, and their lawful representation.
      In case my son should outlive his mother and then die without wife or child, then I give to Ephraim Hubbard, and Judy Hubbard, children of Ephraim and Joanna Hubbard-one young negro each of the value of forty pounds, and my land in Culpeper I give to Ephraim Hubbard.
      Godson Ephraim Hubbard-a horse and saddle of the value of ten pounds, to be delivered to him when. he comes to the age of twenty one years.
      all accounts between my brother James Bell and myself be erased, and between my brother Charles Bell and myself after he pay twenty pounds out of his balance, and the accounts between my friend William Edmonds and myself.
      wife, brothers Charles and James Bell, friend John Edmonds,
      and my son William Bell, executors.
      Witness: John Edmonds, Ben Waddy, John Campbell, and Joseph Sydnor.281.===
      1653-1800 Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee];
      BELL, Charles, Parish Christ Church. 1 Nov. 1780. Rec. 13 July 1781. Wm..
      Wife, Elizabeth Bell; brothers James and Thomas Bell; Godson Richard Lee; my dear sister's children that she has by Col. Burnley. Extrs. Wife and brothers Thos. and James Bell, friend and relative Maj. Jno. Hull and friend Col. Gordon. Wits: Edwin Conway, James Bell, Sarah C. Conway. W. B. 20, p. 198.
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      1776-1780 Record Book #10; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 114
      Hull, Richard, of St. Stephen's Parish
      W. W. 14 April 1773---W. P. 10 February 1777
      Wife Elizabeth-my dwelling plantation during her natural life and then my son John Hull,
      Wife Elizabeth-one half of my water grist mill during her natural life and then to my son John Hull.
      Son John Hull-the other half of my water grist mill.
      Son John Hull-the plantation I purchased of James Blackwell lying on Cupids Creek, and forty acres of land lying on the head of little Wiccomoco River which I purchased of Capt. Ellis Gill, during the life of my wife Elizabeth, and at her death the two tracts to go to my son Edwin Hull.
      Son John Hull-one hundred acres in Hacks Neck which I purchased of Cuthbert Elliston.
      Son Edwin Hull-land on Herring Creek in Hacks Neck containing three hundred acres which I purchased of Ellis Gill, Charles Bailey and his wife, and Elizabeth Sims.
      Wife Elizabeth-use of nine negroes during her natural life, to wit: Suckey, Chloe, Sharper, Jesse, Adam, Old Dick, Darkey, Carpenter James, and Daniel a blacksmith, and at her death I give carpenter James and Daniel the smith to my son John Hull.
      Rest of the above negroes to be equally divided between my four children John, Edwin, Ann, and Molly Hull.
      Daughter Ann Hull-eight negroes Bresto, Hannah, Stephen, Fanny, Young Hannah, Letty, Little Daniel, and Phome.
      Son John Hull-eight negroes David, Sam, Violet, Dinah, Michael, Old James, Betty, and little Judy.
      Son Edwin Hull-eight negroes, Ezekiel, Ben, Judy, Alice, Jacob, Moss, Old Sarah, and little James.
      Daughter Molly Hull-eight negroes Abraham, Isaac, Easter, Nanny, Moses, Peg, Silvia, and Sixis.
      The negro boy Jesse now in the possession of my son in law Charles Lee, I give to my grandson Richard Lee.
      Grandaughter Sally Gaskins-negro girl Lucy.
      Wife Elizabeth-my riding chair and two horses during her natural life.
      Son John Hull-one half of my silver plate, and the other half to my wife during her natural life, and at her death to my son Edwin Hull.
      My executors to rent yearly as long as my daughter Elizabeth Bell shall live, unto my son in law Charles Bell-my negro woman Fanny and her child and her future increase, for the rent of five shillings a year payable on or before the twenty fifth day of December, and if my daughter should survive the said Charles Bell then I give the said Fanny and her increase to her and her assigns, and if my daughter should die in the lifetime of the said Charles Bell, then I give the said negro and her increase to my two daughters Sarah Lee, and Hannah Gaskins, to be equally divided between them
      I give to my son in law Charles Bell, the money he owes me.
      Three daughters Elizabeth Bell, Sarah Lee, and Hannah Gaskins-five pounds currency each.
      My executors to purchase a riding chair of the price of twenty pounds, and deliver the same to my daughter Hannah Gaskins.
      Each of my daughters Ann, and Molly-one good feather bed and furniture, and ten head of sheep.
      Son John Hull-all the stock of horses, cattle, hogs, and sheep, he now has in his possession, also one fourth part of the cattle and hogs that are on my dwelling plantation.
      Son Edwin Hull-ten head of cattle, and twenty head of sheep.
      Wife Elizabeth-all the rest of my stock of cattle, hogs, and sheep, not before given.
      Wife-one half of my household furniture during her natural life, and she to give and dispose of at her death to such of my children as she shall think proper.
      Sons John, and Edwin, to have the other half of my household furniture to be equally divided between them.
      Friend Rhodam Kenner-my riding horse known as the Sorrell horse.
      My horses I give to my wife Elizabeth, and my sons John, and Edwin, to be equally divided between them.
      Rest of estate I give to my children Elizabeth, Sarah, Hannah, Ann, Molly, John, and Edwin, to be equally divided.
      Wife Elizabeth, friend Rhodam Kenner, and son John Hull, executors.
      Witness: Charles Bell, William Allgood,and William Brown.

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