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

William Gordon

Male Bef 1680 - 1720  (> 40 years)

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  • Name William Gordon 
    Birth Bef 1680  Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 6 Dec 1720  Urbana, Middlesex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I127654  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Father Virginia Gordon 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F12573  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

     1. Johannah Gordon,   b. Bef 1713, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F55739  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 4, 1960 [John Frederick Dorman]
      1713-1734 Middlesex County, Virginia Will Book, [Virginia Genealogist-John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 150-51.
      Will of Wm. Gordon, dated 14 Nov. 1720.
      To my son Braen Gordon all my land in Accomack and my six Negroes there and white servant.
      To my son William all my tract of land above Thacker's Mill and six Negroes.
      To my son James all my lotts of land in Urbanna and five Negroes and the furniture of the houses as now stands.
      My executors may take up a front lot and two broken back lotts and save them for the use of my son James. I also bequeath him £400.
      To each of my two daughters five Negroes and £300.
      To be divided between my two daughters my gold chain and rings. If either dye before they come of age or marry to her sister.
      My three old Negroes George, Kate, Loudan be kept for common use, the last two for the good of my house in Urbanna and George for the good of all my plantation.
      Bridget Waltham shall be kept as house keeper with my children till they come of age and Eliza Ward to live with my children as long as she pleases to stay and my wives apperral may be equally shered between them. I also give them £20 apece and that they have their usal wages.
      To Gilbert Brown all my best wearing apperel and £10 and the rest of my apperrel to my white servants.
      To Mr. George Therell of St. Mary's County in Maryland £10.
      Mr. Christopher Robinson, Mr. Edwin Thacker and Mr. Harry Beverley and Mr. Gilbert Brown and Mr. Alexander Frazer and Mr. John Leatherbury executors.
      Wm. Gordon
      Wit: W. Stanard, Lewis Tonnkies, James Tait, John Beans.
      6 Dec. 1720. Proved by William Stanard, James Tait and John Beans.
      6 June 1721. Christopher Robinson and John Leatherberry made oath to the will.
      2 May 1727. Alexandr. Frayser made oath to the will.
      William Stanard aged 36 or thereabouts deposeth that on 14 Nov. 1720 William Gordon of Urbanna desired Mr. Harry Beverley to write down the short heads of his will with the design to write the same will at large
      for the said William Gordon to sign but before that could be done the said Gordon dyed. The several bequests to his sons were made to them when they should come of age of one and twenty.
      W. Stanard
      The subscriber depose the same as above
      Harry Beverley
      6 Dec. 1720. William Stanard and Harry Beverley made oath to the truth of the above deposition.

      1713-1734 Middlesex County, Virginia Will Book, [Virginia Genealogist-John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 347-50.
      Mr. William Gordon. Inventory. Made by Chr. Robinson, Jo. Leatherbury and Edwin Thacker in the presence of Alexr. Frazier, John Bane and Bridget Waltham[?]. Estate not appraised.
      Books are listed by title. Includes property in Mr. Gordon's closet, in the store, in the new hall, in the closet, in the room over the new hall, in the closet upstairs in the new house, the old house below stairs, in the old house upstairs, in the kitchen, the cellar under the old house, at the quarter in Middlesex County, in the old tobacco house, in the Negro quarter, and at town.
      Also includes silver spoons marked CB, EM and MW, white servants named John Bean, Wm. McIntosh, James Edwards, James Tate, Tom Guine (a lad), Will Nisbitt and Christian Williams, and 32 Negroes. Also property at the quarter on the Eastern Shore, cattle in Accomack, and goods brought from the Eastern Shore.
      Signed by Chr. Robinson. Ordered recorded 2 July 1728.

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