Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties
Argyle Blackstone1668 - 1723 (55 years)
Name Argyle Blackstone Birth 1668 York County, Virginia Gender Male Death 19 Feb 1723 St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Person ID I128633 Tree1 Last Modified 24 Mar 2023
Family 1 Elizabeth Armstrong, b. Abt 1668, South Farnham Parish, Old Rapahannock County, Virginia d. Aft 1701, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia (Age ~ 34 years) Marriage South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Children 1. Elizabeth Hannah Blackstone, b. Bef 1698, Essex County, Virginia d. Aft 1723, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia (Age > 27 years) [Father: natural] 2. Anne Blackstone, b. Abt 1700, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia d. Aft 1771, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia (Age ~ 72 years) [Father: natural] 3. Argyle Blackstone, b. Bef 1700, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia d. Aft 1723, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia (Age > 25 years) [Father: natural] 4. Alice Blackstone, b. Bef 1704, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia d. Aft 1723, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia (Age > 21 years) [Father: natural] 5. Judith Blackstone, b. Bef 1704, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia d. Aft 1723, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia (Age > 21 years) [Father: natural] Family ID F21833 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 24 Mar 2023
Family 2 Millicent Armstrong, b. 1678, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia d. Aft 1726, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia (Age > 49 years) Marriage Bef 1712 St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Children 1. Holiday Blackstone, b. Abt 1712, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia d. Aft 1723, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia (Age ~ 12 years) [Father: natural] 2. Franke Blackstone, b. Abt 1714, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia d. 21 Feb 1749, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin (Age ~ 35 years) [Father: natural] 3. Millicent Blackstone, b. Abt 1716, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia d. Aft 1723, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia (Age ~ 8 years) [Father: natural] Family ID F51820 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 24 Mar 2023
- Parents Argyle Blackstone & Alice Wright [d/o William Wright d. 1655]
1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 19.
Will of Argile Blackston, being very sick and week, dated 28 Aug, 1722.
Unto my daughter Elizabeth Hannah Zachary one shilling.
Unto my daughter Anne Blackston (Sturgill) [Stodgill], one shilling sterling, for their full part or all my estate,
Unto my daughter Holiday Blackston, the cast iron pot I now have.
Unto my daughter Franke Blackston my least brass kettle.
Unto my beloved wife all my land and plantation, houses and orchard where I now live and after her decease to my son Argill.
If he dye without heirs then to my daughter Millicent and my daughter Franke Blackston.
All my personal estate not before given to be equally divided between my beloved wife and my daughter Alse Blackston and daughter Judah Blackston and my daughter Holiday Blackston and my daughter Myllisent Blackston and my daughter Franke Blackston and my son Argill Blackston.
My beloved wife and my daughter Alce Blackston executors.
Argol Blackston (X)
Wit: Thos. Moor, Jno. Bates, John Roberts . 19 Feb, 1722 (1723).
Presented in Court by Millicent Blackston executrix, Proved by John Bates and Jno, Roberts.
Pages 19-20. Bond of Millicent Blackston as executrix of Argol Blackston.
Unto Joseph Smith, William Dangerfield, Thos, Waring, and Salvator Muscoe, Gent., justices, For £100 Sterling. 19 Feb, 1722 [1723). Securities, John Bates, Joseph Anderson. Millicent (X) Blackston John Bates Joseph Anderson 19 Feb. 1728 . Acknowledged.
1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 23-24. Argill Blaxston. Inventory. Made pursuant to order of 19 Feb. 1722 . Produced by Millisent Blaxton. Total valuation £30.19.6. Signed by Millisent (M) B1ackston.
Richd. (R) Grigory
Peter (P) Trible
19 March 1722 . Returned.
1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 163. Argoll Blackston. Estate account. Payments received from Mr. William Brooke. Payments made to Millisant Halurain late Millisant Blackston, William Gray (for levys), Richard Tyler, Francis Pagett, Joseph Anderson, Mrs. Amey Baker, John Bates, Peter Godfrey, Martha Hoskins, Richard Grigory, John Hudson.
19 July 1726. Presented by Millisant Hallurain, administratrix, and allowed.
VIRGINIA COLONIAL ABSTRACTS VOL. 25" Beverly Fleet p22 1646
"p.182. "It is ordered by the consent of William Hawkins that the stocke of Catle this Day by him presented to the Court belonging to Argall Blacksone (sic) which were given him by his Grandfather shall be by him kept with all the female increase for the said orphant without any future charge for there keeping or the mentanaince and Educacon of the said Argall Blackstone" (sic)."
"p183. "The stock of Catle belonging to Argall Blackstone (sic) are as followeth 3 Cowes one Cowe Calf"
Will of William Hawkins, York County VA 24 March 1654, recorded 25 June 1655.
I give at my death my entire estate to my wife Sarah. After her decease all will go to my son in law Argall Blackstone and his wife Millicent Hawkins with two exceptions.
First to my son in law John Wright husband of daughter Sarah one heifer. John is son of Edward Wright.
Number two, a Silver Flaagon for the use of all the inhabitants of York Parish in the Church. (x) the Mark of William Hawkins.
Witness John (X) Humphreys and Jer. Hope. [Note: I have not seen this will and am told that Millicent may not be mentioned - and that Argyle may be a step-son, not a son-in-law, as the term would also be used.]
Son John stayed in York Co. and was the father of Edward Hawkins and John Hawkins who died 1717 York Co. and left a will.
Most records were destroyed and some of the connections to Michael Hawkins are speculative.
William had a son Thomas. Court Records Bk. 2, p. 302: A Court for York Co., Va. 30 Nov. 1647, 11/12/1647 :"Whereas a certeyne dwelling house and orchard where William Hawkins now liveth fell into the plantation of Peeter Rigby by survey late made upon the severall lands of the said Wm Hawkins and Peeter Rigby". Rigby now gives this land to Thomas Hawkins, son of Wm. Hawkins. Peeter Rigby had bought 200 acres of glebe land a few months before and the survey revealed that William Hawkins had built on a part of that land. I assume that the son Thomas was living in the house involved, it having been given to him by his father so Peeter gave the house and orchard to Thomas.
1697-1699 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 339
IN YE NAME OF GOD, Amen, I WARWICK GRAY being very sicke & weak yet of perfect sence & memory do constitute & appoint this my last Will & Testamt. revokeing all other Will or Wills by me formerly made either Verbal' or otherwise. I give my Soul to God that gave it, my body to ye earth decently to be enter'd wth: such Christian buryal as time & place will afford.
As for my worldly wealth, I give as followeth. My Land & Plantacon I give unto WILLIAM GRAY, ye Son of ABNER; & SARAH BOULER, ye Daughter of JAMES BOULER SENR., & their heirs forever, equally to be divided between them both in quantity & quality & my Will is that this division be made when ye abovesd. WM. GREY comes to ye age of Twenty years, but if either ye abovesd. WILLIAM or SARAH should dye without issue, then ye Survivor In joy ye whole.
As to my personal' Estate, I give unto ELIZABETH HANNAH BLAXTON one Cow Calfe wch: sucks upon my Cow, Cherry, to be delivered when it is wearable to ye hands of ARGILL BLAXTON for ye use of ye abovesd. ELIZABETH HANNAH, with all its increase.
As for the rest of my personall Estate after my debts paid, I give it to ye abovesd. WM. GREY & SARAH BOULER, equally to be divided between them with ye Land & further my Will is that SAML. JOHNSON live upon my Plantacon without let or molestation untill he hath fully finished his Crop, & further I do make JOSIAH SHIPP my Sole Exer. of this my last Will & Testamt., as witness my hand & Seale this 14th of June 1699
Testes WM. GANNOCKE, WARW ICK W GREY
Proved by ye oathes of ye witnesses hereto in Essex County Court ye 19th day of June
1699 & truely recorded
Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we JOSIAH SHIP & THOMAS SHORT are held & firmly bound unto his Maties. Justices of ye Peace for Essex County in ye just sum of Twenty thousand pds. of tobo; & caske, to the which payment we bind ourselves our heirs firmly by these presents; Witness our hands & seales ye 19th day of June 1699 The Condicon of this obligacon is such that if ye above bound JOSIAH SHIPP who at a Court held for this County ye day & year abovesd. obtain'd a Probate of ye Last Will of WARWICK GRAY at all times hereafter fullfill ye sd. Will, fully satisfie all Legatees as therein are expressed & do whatsoever ye said Law enjoynes in such cases, then ye above obligacon to be void, otherwise to stand in full force
Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of us
F. MERIWETHER, JOSIAH SHIPP
SAMUELL HENSHAW THOMAS SHORT
Truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
1697-1699 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 228-229
THIS INDENTURE or Deed of Sale made this Tenth day of July 1698 Between THO MEADER of Essex County & Parish of SITTINGBORNE of the one party and ARGILL BLAXTIN [Blackstone] of the County & Parish abovesd, of ye other party; sheweth that THO MEADER abovesd. for a Grey Gelding and the Mailing of five hundred fence loggs in hand at or before these presents delivered to him by ye abovesd. ARGILL BLAXTON doth hereby sell unto the abovesd. ARGILL BLAXTIN his heirs or assignes for ever one hundred acres of land lying on ye South side of Rappa: River in the County abovesd. in ST. MARYES Parish, it being part of a greater tract of Land formerly taken up by ye above sd MEADERs Father and HENRY PETERS; and the sd. BLAXTON to have his hundred acres of Land to his likeing in that part of yt: tract belonging to the abovesd. MEADER, together with all rights woods wayes appertaining; To have and to hold the sd Land unto the abovesd. ARGILL BLAXTON his heirs or assignes forever, the said THOMAS MEADER for himselfe his heirs the said Land against him ye sd THOMAS MEADER his heirs or assignes & all other persons lawfully claiming under him will warrant to and forever defend by these presents; & in confirmacon of the abovesd. Articles & every of clause thereof contained, I the abovesd. THOMAS MEADER path hereunto set my hand & affixt. his seale
Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of us
ROBT, MOSELEY, THOMAS MEADER
Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of Sept. 1698 & truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 92-93
THIS INDENTURE or Deede of Saile maide this Tenth of July 1698 Betwixt THOMAS MEADER of Essex County & Pish: of Sittingborn of the one party & ARGILL BLAXTON of the County & Pish: abovesd. of the other partey. Sheweth that THOMAS MEADER abovesd. for a Grey Gelding & ye making of Five hundred pounds loose in hand att or before these pr:sents to delivr: to him by the abovesd. ARGILL BLAXTON the Receipt said THOMAS MEADER doth hereby acknowledge & doth hereby give unto the abovesd. ARGILL BLAKTON his heires or assignes forever One hundred acres of land lying on the South side of Rappah: River in the County abovesd., And in ST. MARIES Parish, it being part. of a greater tract of land formerly taken upp by the abovesd. MEADORs Father Sr. HENRY PETERS, And the said BLAXTON to have his hundred acres of land to his likeing in that part of the tract belonging to the abovesaid MEADER, together with all & singular its rights To have & to hold the said land with all the pr:misses unto the abovesd. ARGILL BLAXTON his heirs or assignes forever, the said THOMAS MEADER for himselfe his heires & the said hundred acres of land with all its rights unto the said ARGILL BLAXTON against him his heires and every other person clayming under him will warrant and forever defend and quietly to hold ye sd land without any lawfull trouble of the said THO: MEADER his heires or any other persons whatsoever I the abovesd. THOMAS MEADER hath sett my hand and affixed my seale
Signed sealed and delivered inthe pr:sents of us
ROBT. MOSELEY 1698 THOMAS MEADORS
Acknowledged in Essex County Court the 10th day of September 1698 and truely recorded.
I ARGILE BLAXTON of Essex County, Carpenter, and ELIZABETH my Wife, do assigne and sett over all our right title & clayme unto the within written Deed unto JOHN MORGAN of the aforesd. County To him and his heires forever As Witness our hands this Tenth day of December Ano: Dom: 1701
Test ROBT, HALSEY, ARGELL BLACKSTON
SAMLL. COATES ELIZABETH BLACKSTON
Acknowledged & Right of Dower relinquished in Essex County Court ye 10th day of Xbr: 1701 and truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
1702-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 11; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 232
Deed. 10 July 1698. Thos Meader of Sittenbourne par sells Argoll Blaxstone ( also as Blaxton and Blackstone ) of same parish, for "a grey gelding and the mailing of five hundred fenoe logs", 100 acres on South side Rappahannock, in St Marys parish, being part of a greater tract formerly taken up by said Meador's father and Henry Peters. Blaxton to have his choice of any part of the greater tract belonging to Meador.
Signed Thomas Meader
Francis Gibson Ack and rec 10 Sept 1698 (sic).
Argoll Blackstone of Essex Co,, Carpenter, and Eliz'a his wife assign John Morgan of Essex CO and Hannah his wife assign above to John Taylor of Richmond Co. 9 June 1704.
Wit:- Signed John x Margan
William Gannock Han'ah x Morgan
John x Murill Rec 10 June 1704
the above to John Morgan of same Co. 10 Dec 1701.
Wit: Signed Argoll Blackstone
Robert Halsey Eliz'a x Blackstone
Sam'll Coates ( or Coates ).
Ack and rec 10 Dec 1701.
1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 58)
THIS INDENTURE made the 8th day of October in ye year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred. Nov Know yee that JAMES JONES of Sittinburn Parish in ye County of Essex, Planter, & KATHERINE my Wife for the sum of Two thousand Five hundred pds. of tobo: & caske in hand paid or secured to be paid have sold unto the sd CHARLES BROWNE his heirs, Exers. Admrs. & assignes forever my part of a Devident of land left to my Wife, KATHERINE, by her Father, ROBT. ARMSTRONG, it being part of Four hundred acres of land Patented for my Father, ARMSTRONG. ye twenty six of 8:ber 1666 then assigned to NICHOLAS CATLETT ye 20th Febry: One Thousand six hundred & seventy two & then the sd NICHO: CATLETT by a Power of Attorney to Mr. EDMD. COOKE bearing date ye 17th of June 1672; acknowledged ye said land unto the aforesd. ARMSTRONG his heirs Exrs. Admrs. & assignes, the sd land being in RAPPA: County binding upon ye North side of PISCATTAWY CREEK as by Patent will more at large appear together with all edifices woods profits appurtenances wt:soever To have & to hold to him the sd CHARLES BROWNE his heirs or assignes forever & ye sd JAMES JONES and KATHERINE my Wife for ourselves our heirs warrant to defend ye sd land from the claime of any manner of persons and that the sd CHARLES BROWNE his heirs & assignes shall forever hereafter hold the sd tract of land paying yearly for Rent due for ye same to our Sovereigne Lord ye King his heirs.& successors as Cheif Lord of the fees. In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and fixed our seales this 10th day of October 1700
Signed sealed & delivered in the pr:sents of us
ROBERT KAY, JAMES JONES
JOHN ELLITT KATHERINE JONES
Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of October 1700 by JONES & KATH: his Wife (ye sd KATH: being examined did it freely without compulsion of her 8d Husband) & truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
1702-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 11; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 249
Charles Brown assigns the foregoing to Argon Blaxton. 27 March 1704. Signed Charles Brown
Acknowledged by Charles Brown 10 June 1704. His wife, Susana Brown, relinq her dower rights.
- Parents Argyle Blackstone & Alice Wright [d/o William Wright d. 1655]