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

Joseph Conway

Male 1754 - Aft 1782  (> 29 years)


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  • Name Joseph Conway 
    Born 9 Jan 1754  St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1782  St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I118394  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father John Conway,   b. 26 Nov 1702, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1755, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Francina Spann,   b. Bef 1714, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1782, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1730  St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21546  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1780-1782 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book #11; [Lewis & Booker]; Page 313
      Conway, Frances Sinah, of St. Stephen's Parish
      W. W. 18 February 1781---W. P. 14 October 1782
      Grandson Edward Conway, the eldest son of my late son James Conway, and the lawfully begotten heirs of his body-my plantation whereon my brother Cuthbert Spann lived and died, and where his son Richard Spann also lived and died, supposed to contain three hundred and fifty acres, and to include that part of the said tract of land held as dower by the widow of the said Richard Spann.
      Two sons Thomas and Robert Conway-the plantation called the "Herring Creek" tract, to be equally divided, including that part held as dower by the widow of said Richard Spann, supposed to contain three hundred and sixty five acres.
      Son Joseph Conway-my dwelling plantation which was devised to me by my father, Richard Spann.
      Son Richard Conway-my silver salt teller marked with the initial letters of my grandfather and grandmother, Cuthbert and Dorothy Spann, also one hundred pounds current money.
      Daughter Winefred Coles-one hundred pounds current money.
      Four sons John, Thomas, Robert, and Joseph, and two daughters Mary, and Hannah, the remainder of my estate, to be equally divided between them, and if any of them should die before me, their share to go to the survivors.
      Son John-my copper kettle.
      Son Joseph-negro man Jack.
      Grandaughter Mary Tolston-my large seal skin covered trunk, my iron gray gelding, my riding saddle and bridle.
      Two sons Robert and Joseph, executors.
      Witness: David Boyd, John Cockarill. and Joseph Buckely.
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      1783-1785 Record Book #12; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 286
      Conway, Thomas
      W. W. 27 September 1784---W. P. 8 November 1784
      Sister Winefred Coles-my best bed and furniture, one dozen chairs, two looking glasses that are at her house, and twenty pounds to bury her, a horse and saddle, and no more.
      Sister Hannah Webb-my desk, and a large looking glass at Alexandry,
      Brother Richard Conway-twenty pounds and no more.
      Brother Joseph Conway-my part of the mill.
      The land I hold in Northumberland County should be equally divided between my brothers John Conway, Robert Conway, and Joseph Conway, and their heirs.
      To Nancey Tolson-twenty five pounds.
      Rest of my estate both real and personal, to be equally divided between Mary Elleston, John Conway, Hannah Webb, Robert Conway, and Joseph Conway.
      Brothers Robert and Joseph Conway, executors.
      Witness: John S. Webb, John Flynt, and William Blundon.
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      1783-1785 Record Book #12; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 287
      Webb, John S.
      W. W. 24 March 1777---W. P. 8 November 1784
      Wife Hannah Webb-negroes Ellis, Bet, and Phillis, and their increase, two choice feather beds and furniture, twelve head of cattle, and her choice of my horses or mares, to her and her heirs.
      I give my wife all my land during her natural life, and at her decease to be equally divided between all my sisters or their children.
      Wife Hannah Webb, executrix.
      Witness: John Flynt and Joseph Beatly.
      Administration granted to Joseph Conway.
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      1770-1793 Wills-Admin Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 306
      Ball, Spencer Mottrom, of St. Stephen's Parish
      W. W. 16 September 1786---W. P. 8 January 1787
      Two sons Spencer Ball, and Mottrom Ball-my tract of land below the hill known by the name of "Coan," to be equally divided between them, and son Spencer, to have his choice of the lots when laid. Two sons William Ball, and Henry Ball-the upper lands known as "New Spain," or "Peticats Neck," to be equally divided between them, and son William, to have his choice of the lots when divided. If either of my two sons Spencer, or Mottrom, should die without heir, their part of the land to go to the survivor, and if both should die without heir lawfully begotten by marriage, then the lands to be equally divided between my two sons Wm., and Henry, and their heirs lawfully begotten, and for want of such heirs, the lands to be equally divided among my daughters that shall be living at that time.
      If either of my two sons Wm., or Henry, should die without heirs, then the land to go to the survivor, and if both should die without heir the land to return to my sons Spencer, and Mottrom,and their heirs, and in case all my sons should die without heirs lawfully begotten, the lands to be equally divided between my daughters and their lawfully begotten heirs of their bodies.All my negroes and stock of all kinds, shall be equally divided between all my sons and daughters that shall be living at the division of my estate.
      The negroes given Joseph Conway with his wife, shall be appraised in my estate, and he to have his part with my other children. Wife-my chariot and horses to her and her heirs.
      Whole estate to be kept together 'till my son William, shall come to the age of twenty one years, for the advantage of education of my younger children and their maintanance.
      Son Mottrom shall be furnished with money for his education in Glascow for three years, if he chooses to stay that time, but no longer, and the sum not to exceed one hundred pounds sterling. Sons Spencer, and Mottrom, shall give my son Henry, a liberal education out of their estates, and he to be brought up to a profession, whatever he should incline to follow, with the advice of his brothers.
      My four sons-to have my mill.
      Son William-my house at North'd Court House.
      My unmarried daughter's negroes, shall work on my sons Spencer and Mottrom's land until they come of age or marriage.
      The Stud horse to be sold, and the mares and colts that are not wanted on the plantation.
      Son Spencer Ball, Joseph Conway, and friend Hudson Muse, executors. No witness.
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      1770-1793 Wills-Admin Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 187
      Downing, Hannah, of St. Stephen's Parish
      W. W. 2 August 1788---W. P. 8 September 1788
      Sister Winifred Coles-one of my best beds and furniture,one black trunk bound with tin, a case with bottles,and a mourning ring.
      Brother Robert Conway-negro girl Philisr and her increase.
      Brother Joseph Conway-Betts, Sillar, and Ned, one large looking glass and desk.
      Neice Ann Conway-Rose, Fanney, and Liley, and their increase, choice of two horses, my side saddle, one tea table, set of china, six silver tea spoons, and silver tea tongs.
      Rest of my estate to be equally divided between my brother Joseph Conway, and my neice Ann Conway.
      Nothing I leave shall be sold.
      I give to all my tenants the rents due me for the year that I die.
      Brother Joseph Conway, executor.
      Witness: Joseph Beatley and Judah Alexander.

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