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

William Chiles

Male 1736 - 1804  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name William Chiles 
    Born Jan 1736  King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Sep 1804  Abbeyville, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I125371  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 

    Father Henry Chiles,   b. 13 Nov 1698, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1763, St. George's Parish, Spotysylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Carr,   b. 30 Nov 1704, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1759, St. George's Parish, Spotysylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1721  King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F27690  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes White,   b. Abt 1744, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1800 and 1830, Abbeyville, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married Abt 1760  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Agnes Chiles,   b. Abt 1760, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1778, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F51051  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Will - written 4 May 1804; recorded in Abbeville Dist, SC on 8 October 1804 ("Abbeville Wills and Bonds", p.65).
      Text of will follows:
      In the name of God Amen I William Chiles of South Carolina in Abbeville District Being old and Weak in body but perfect in Mind and Memory Do make Constitute and Appoint this my Last will and testament in manner and form following to Witt, that my burial be left to the Discretion of My Children and that all my Just Debts be first paid
      Item, I Do hereby Ratify and Confirm all the Gifts that I have already Giving to my Children which they had in their possession.
      Item, I Give and bequeath to my Son John, part of a Tract of Land of four hundred acres Granted to Patrick Gipson begining at an Ash Corner on a branch Runing through Sd tract Bounded SW side by Land of Reubin Chiles Runing Down Sd Branch to the Old Line thence Agreeable to the Original plat Excepting a Small part Downed by Reubin Chiles mill pond with all that Apertains to Sd tract to him his heirs and assigns for Ever. Also, I give and bequeath to my Son John Seventy Acres of Land bounded on Sd tract Granted to Patrick Gipson as Aforesaid, Also bounded on Lands formerly held by William Smith [?] the aforsd. ash Corner to him and his heirs and Asigns for Ever
      Item, also I give and Bequeth to my Son Reubin one Acre of Land on the old Road adjoining to Reubin Chiiles own land to his heirs for Ever.
      Item, I Give and bequeath to my Son William the plantation or track of Land Whereon i now Live with all the Appurtenance belonging to the Same Containing part of Severall tracks of Land Agreeable to a plat made by Abner Perrin DS Containing by Ray Survey three Hundred and fifty five Acres Exceting one Acre Bequeath to my Son Reubin to him and his heirs for Ever I Also give and bequeath to my Son William two Negros to Witt Named Moses and Dafnny Also one feather Bed and furniture after my Decase to him and his heirs for Ever.
      It is Also my will and Desire that after my Decease the Higher bider at the Discretion of my Executors and to be Equally Divied among my Children to Witt namely Reubin, Thomas, John, William, Elisabeth, Salley, Eunice and Whereas the Land which I have formerly Giving to my Son Thomas is not as valuable As the Lands giving to my other Sons it is my will and I Do Direct that he Sahll be paid thirty pound Sterling out of my Estate when it Shall be Sold as above Directed Over and Above his Equall part as above Mentioned.
      Item, I also Give to my Son Thomas one feather bed and furniture to him and his heirs for Ever, and Lastly I do nominate and Apoint my Four Sons namely Reubin, Thomas, John, and William Executors of this my last will and Testamen hereby Revokeing all Other Wills heretofore Made by me in Testamony where of I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this fourth of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and four.
      Signed Seald and published by the Testator to be his last Will and Testament in presence of us: James Adamson, Robert Jones, John White
      Interlined before Signed the words from thence to the ash Corner: William Chiles Senr.
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      CHEILES, Henry, Spotsylvania Co., d. June 10, 1763, p. Aug 1, 1763. Wit. Milley Webb, Richard Crittenden Webb, Ann Webb, Thomas Wiatt. Ex. my wife and son Waltho Cheiles. Leg. sons John and Henry; son William, part of land I purchased of Mr. Baylor; son, James; son, Waltho; son, Thomas Carr Cheiles; son, Benjamin; my daughter, Susannah Harley and her two children; my daughters, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Ann Cheiles. (page 66)
      [Editor’s note: I searched deeds to see if I could determine Henry’s wife and came up with two possibilities: Mercy (3 deeds in 1749) and Susannah (1 deed in 1756). My guess is Mercy but genealogists shouldn’t guess.]
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      1766-1771 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book G; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      April 18, 1771. Wm. Forson of Spts. Co. and Milley, his wife, to Wm. Chiles of sd. Co. £40 curr. 200 a. in Spts. Co., part of a tract devised sd. Forson by Michael Guinny, Decd. Witnesses, Richd. Vernon, John White. April 18, 1771.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Sept. 14, 1778. Wm. Chiles and Agnes, his wife, of Berkeley Par., Spts. Co. to Clement Mountague of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. £170 curr. 200 a. in Berkeley Par., Spts. Co., devised to Wm. Forson by Michael Guinney, Decd., etc. Wm. Smith, Edwd. Herndon, John Smith, James
      Smith. Novr. 19, 1778.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Sept. 21, 1780. Wm. Chiles of Spts. Co. and Agnes, his wife, to Caleb Coleman of same County. £2000 curr. 262 a. in Spts. Co., part of a tract purchased by Henry Chiles of Geo. Baylor, etc. No witnesses. Sept. 1, 1780.

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