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

Giles Tompkins

Male 1719 - 1796  (77 years)


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  • Name Giles Tompkins 
    Born 1719 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jan 1796  Albemarle County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I124906  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 

    Family ID F6913  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Valentine Chiles,   b. Abt 1722, St. Margaret's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1764 and 1795, Albemarle County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 24 May 1738  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Tompkins,   b. 1741, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, Whitehall, Albemarle County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F50925  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Virgina Will Book 3 page 267 (copy in my posession)
      In the name of God Amen I Giles Tompkins of Allbemarle County being in
      common health and memory and knowing that it is appointed for all men
      once to die do make this my last will and tedtament as followeth
      to-wit: Imprimis I bequeath to my daughters Elizabeth Tompkins and
      Sarah Tompkins the land whereon I now live being one hundred and fifty
      six and one half acres more or less to be equally divided between them
      to be their property and at their disposal
      Item I bequeath to my son William Tompkins one hundred and fifty six
      acres of land (more or less) it being the place whereon he now lives
      to be his property and at his disposal
      Item I further bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Tompkins one negroe
      man named Ben one feather bed and furniture and a young black mare
      saddle and bridle to be her property and at her disposal
      Item I bequeath to my daughter Agnes Hamner one negro boy named Phil
      to be her property and at her disposal
      Item I bequeath to my daughter Mary Tucker one negor girl named
      MArgaret (that is now in her posession) to be her property and at her
      disposal
      Item I lend to my daughter Elloner Staples one negro boy named Reubin
      (that is now in her posession) during her life and at her decease to
      be the property of her daughter Dorothy Hunter Staples and at her
      disposal
      Item I bequeath to my Daughter Martha Staples one negro boy named
      Isaac that is now in her posession to be her property and at her
      disposal
      Item I bequeath to my daughter Sarah Tompkins one negro girl named
      Fanney one feather bed and furniture and blase faced mare coalt and
      saddle and bridle to be her property and at her disposal and further
      my will and desire is that the remaining part of my estate (to wit)
      negroes household furniture stock of every kind and plantation
      utensils be equally divided amongst all my shildren (viz) John
      Tompkins, Humphrey Tompkins, William Tompkins, Elizabeth Tompkins,
      Agnes Hamner, Mary Tucker, Eleanor Staples, Martha Satples, Sarah
      Tompkins, and my granddaughter Abediah Davis (daughter of Susannah
      Davis deceased) I desire my have an equal proportion with my own
      children of the estate so to be divided and lastly
      I appoint my son William Tompkins & Nicholas Hamner executors of this
      my last will and testament
      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth
      day of May one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
      Giles Tompkins Seal
      Signed, seales and acknowledged
      in presence of us
      Richard Harper
      David Wash
      Orlando Jones
      Arthur Goolsby
      John Staples
      At Albemarle Court 1795
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      Giles Tompkins was the first of the name that appeared in Albemarle Co. He purchased land on Totier Creek in 1760 from Solomon Hancock, part of 400 acres he patented 4 years earlier. In 1777 he sold the
      rest to Giles son William. William's estate "Whitehall" joined his father between Hardware River and Totier Creek just west of Scottsville, Va.
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      1742-1751 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book D; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Oct. 1, 1745. Edwin Hickman of Albemarle Co. to Giles Tompkins of Spts. Co. £22 curr. 2091/N a. in Spts. Co. Chrisr. Tompkins, Henry Chiles. Oct. 1, 1745.
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Decr. 5, 1752. Giles Tompkins of Albemarle Co. and Valentine, his wife, to John Lewis of Spts. Co. £80 curr. 209 a. in Spts. Co., conveyed by Mary Abney, as by Deeds, Nov. 4, 1735, to Edwin Hickman, and by sd. Hickman to sd. Giles Tompkins, as by Deeds, Octr. 1, 1745. M. Battaley, Z. Lewis, Jonathan Gibson. Decr. 5, 1752.

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