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

John Webb

Male Abt 1707 - Aft 1744  (~ 38 years)


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  • Name John Webb 
    Born Abt 1707  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1744  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I129870  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2022 

    Father James Webb,   b. Bef 1677,   d. 15 Jan 1717, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Catherine Segar,   b. 5 Feb 1681, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1714, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 10 May 1697  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F38012  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lilly Anne Gore,   b. Abt 1715, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1744, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married Bef 1744  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F52085  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 716 Will of James Webb of South Farnham Par., Essex Co. Dated 30 Nov. 1716. Probated 15 January 1716/17.
      In the Name of God Amen. The thirtyeth day of November Seaventeen hundred & sixteen. I James Webb of Southfarnham Parish in the County of Essex being sick & weak in body but of sound & perfect memory and understanding praise be given to God for the same & knowing the uncertainty of this life on earth and being desirous to settle things in order do make this my last will & Testamt. in manner & form following, that is to say.
      First & principally I comend my soul to Almighty God my Creator assuredly believing that I shall receive full pardon & free remission of my sins and be saved by the precious Death & merrits of my blessed Saviour & Redeemer Christ Jesus & my body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buryed in such decent & Christian manner as to my Exs. hereafter named shall be thought meet & convenient, and as touching such worldly estate as the Lord in mercy hath lent me my will & meaning is the same shall be enjoyed & bestowed as hereafter by this my will is expressed. And first I do revoke renounce frustrate and make void all wills by me formerly made and declare and appoint this to be my last will & testament.
      Item, I lend unto my loving wife Sarah during her naturale life my negro man called Jack my negro woman Bess and my negro girl Sukey and after her decease to be equally divided amongst my surviving children & their heirs forever.
      Item I give & bequeath unto my son John the plantation whereon I now live and all the land belonging to me that lies on the lower side of the main road, to him & the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten forever and for want of such issue to my son James and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever.
      Item I give & bequeath unto my sd son John my horse called Fire wth. my saddle holsters sword & pistolls. Item I give & bequeath unto my son James the remaining part of my lands lying above the road to him & the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten forever and for want of such issue then to my sd son John & the heirs of his body forever.
      Item I give & bequeath unto my sd son John three negroes called Poll, Dick and Ealse to him and the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten & for want of such issue to be equally divided between the rest of my surviving children and their heirs forever.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my sd. son James three negroes called Minto, Sam & Sarah to him and the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten & for want of such issue to be equally divided between the rest of my surviving children & their heirs forever, and also one iron grey horse three years old next spring comonly called Dragon.
      Item I give & bequeath unto my daughter Catherine three negros called Charles, Billie & Winnie and the heirs on her body lawfully to be begotten & for want of such issue then the sd. three negros to be equally divided between the rest of my surviving children & their heirs forever.
      Item I give & bequeath unto my daughter Mercy three negroes called Peter Harvy & Jemmy & ye heirs on her body lawfully to be begotten & for want of such issue then the sd. three negroes to be equally divided between the rest of my surviving children & their heirs forever. And farther it is my will & desire that if it shall so happen that any of my aforesaid negros shall dye before my sd. son James shall arrive to the age of eighteen years that then the increase of the aforesaid negroes by me before given & bequeathed shall within the compass of the aforesaid time make good that loss to the party so loseing and also it is my will & desire that the increase of my negroes shall be equally divided between my four children the losses by dying till my sd. son James shall arrive at the age of eighteen years as aforesd. first being made good to the party so loseing any of their aforesd negroes within that time. And for the remaining part of my estate not yet given & disposed of I do give & bequeath the same (goods chattels & all moveables) to be equally divided between my loving wife Sarah and my sd. four children and their heirs forever which sd. division amongst my children my will & desire is shall not be made untill my sd. son John shall arrive to the age of eighteen & for want of such issue as aforesd. then to the survivors of my children and their heirs forever. And I doe make and ordain my sd. sons of lawful age when they respectively arrive to their severall ages of eighteen to possess & enjoy all & w'tsoever I have in this my will given them and their heirs as afores'd. But not to barter bargain or sell untill they arrive to the age of one & twenty. And lastly I do publish, nominate, constitute declare & appoint my beloved brother Isaac Webb wt'h my sd. sonns John & James Joynt Exrs. of this my will & testam't hereby im-powering my sd. brother to act & do w'tsoever he shall judge meet or convenient towards fulfilling this my will and to act & doe what farther he shall judge necessary towards the education & maintenance of my sd. children dureing their minoritys.
      In witness whereof I have hereunto interchangably sett my hand & seal to this my sd. will conteyning three sides of paper the day & year first above written.
      Sealed & Delivered James Webb [seal].
      in presence of
      Giles Webb
      his
      Jno X C Callicot
      mark
      P. Godfrey
      At a Court held for Essex County on Tuesday ye 15" day of January 1716.
      The within last will & testament of James Webb was proved by the oath of Isaac Webb one of the Exrs. therein named (the other Ezra. being infants) and was also further proved by the oaths of John Colycote and Peter Godfrey two of the evidences thereto w'ch is ordered to be recorded.
      Test Tho. Henman D. C. Cur.
      Examined with ye original
      by W. Beverley Cl. Cur,
      A Copy Teste:
      H. Southworth Clerk.
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      1730-1735 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 5; [Antient Press]; Page 403-404
      The Estate of Mr, ISAAC WEBB decd (some entries) 1730 - 2 coffins; part of my fathers Estate; to JOHN WEBB; to CATHERINE WEBB; to Mr. JOHN FROMAN; to Mr, RICHARD JOHNSON; to Mr. JOHN WALKER; to DR. PETER GODFREY; a protested bill of Exchange; to WALTER LEONARD; to JOHN NAYLOR; to RICHARD BUSH; 3 gallons & 5 pints of rum used in burying REBECCA WEBB; to 2 ounces of spice; 7 quarts of rum for appraismt; to the proof of ye will; to reagestring 2 deaths; to Mr, THOMAS EDMONDSON JR.; to Mr. LEONARD HILL; to RICHARD WILKERSON; to Mr. HENRY ADCOCK; to Mr. JOHN HILL; to Mr. THOMAS SUGGIT; to ROGER WILLIAMS ...
      Contra By the whole amount of ye Inventory (331 pounds five shillings one pence and 3/4); by cash recd . .
      Errors excepted per me January 17th 1735 JAMES WEBB At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the nth day of January MDCCXXXIV
      James Webb Exr. of Isaac Webb decd presented this account &having produced sufficient vouchers for all the articles therein & made oath thereto and the Court having valued ye Tobacco as it is now charged, the sd account is admitted to record.

      === is this the john Webb alias Mountague?
      1728-1733 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 19; [Antient Press]; Page 179-184
      THIS INDENTURE made the nineteenth and Twentieth day of January in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and Thirty Between JOHN WEBB of the County of Essex of one part and SAMUEL CLAYTON of the County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that Whereas the sd JOHN WEBB by Indenture bearing date the day before the date hereof for the consideration herein mentioned (five shillings) did sell unto sd SAMUEL CLAYTON two hundred acres of land and likewise all my whole right & title to the whole PATENT formerly granted to JOHN BIBBEY as will appear being in Southfarnham Parish in the County of Essex joyning on PISCATAWAY CREEK on the lower side thereof joyning on the land of the sd CLAYTON and also all wayes waters comodities and advantages belonging To Have and To Hold the said land therein mentioned unto the sd SAMUEL CLAYTON his heirs during the term of Six months to the end that by Virtue thereof and by Virtue of the Statute for transferring uses into possession the said SAMUEL CLAYTON might be in the actual! possession of the premises and be enabled to accept Release for the same. Now This Indenture Witnesseth that sd JOHN WEBB for the consideration of sd SAMUEL CLAYTON giveing unto him the sd JOHN WEBB fifty acres of land out of the aforesd Two hundred and laid of according to a bond given by the sd SAMUEL CLAYTON to him the sd JOHN WEBB bearing date the fourth day of October 1729 the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and for divers other good causes hath granted unto him the said SAMUEL CLAYTON his heirs and assigns all the aforesd two hundred acres of land and all his right & title to the PATENT formerly granted to JOHN BIBBY and every part thereof To Have and To Hold the sd land and other the premises unto the sd SAMUEL CLAYTON his heirs and assigns. In Witness whereof the parties have set their hands and Seals in presence of JOHN GRIFFING, JOHN WEBB
      WM. FRAZER, OWIN OWINGS
      At a Court held for Essex County on the XVIth day of February MDCCXXX
      JOHN WEBB acknowledged this his release indented to SAMUEL CLAYTON to be his act and deed which on his motion is admitted to record
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN WEBB am held and firmly bound unto SAMUEL CLAYTON in the sum of one hundred & fifty pounds Sterl. dated this twentieth day of January 1730

      === ? there are two john webbs of about the same age in the same place at this time
      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 396-97.
      7 Aug. 1710. In obedience to orders of 10 July and 10 Aug. 1710, we began to survey the land of the plaintiff [never named] ... east side of Coxes Creek ... line of Ralph Payne ... The patent under which the plaintiff claims was granted to John Bullin son and heire of Rebecca Capell and it was before granted to John Capell, deceased, 4 Oct. 1653, and upon the petition of Rebecca the poore widdow the Governor and Councill confirmed the land to her and her heirs by order 24 March 1661. The patent under which the plaintiff claimed was signed 26 March 1664. The patent under which the defendant claimed bear date 15 June 1661. The patent under which the plaintiff claimed ... dividing line between Peter Harrood and Thos. Green.
      We find the defendant John Webb by his own confession fell a timber tree of the plaintiff's. We find John Webb did rent a house of the plaintiff's and did receive from John Callicoat, then tenant to the defendant, one obligation of 200 pounds of tobacco in full satisfaction for the rent and the house was rented before 1 June 1709. If the law be for the plaintiff we find one shilling sterling damages.
      Danll. Dobyns foreman Erasmus Allen William Dunn
      Will Young John Parker James Turner
      James Fullerton John Haile Salvator Muscoe
      Nicho. Smith junr. Thomas Munday John (J) Gatewood
      Augustine Smith, surveyor
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      1742-1745 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 23; [Antient Press]; Page 186-189
      THIS INDENTURE made the thirteen day of October in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and fourty four in the reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the second over England &c., Between RICHARD JOHNSON and ELIZABETH his Wife of the Parish of SOUTHFARNHAM in the County of Essex and Collany of Virginia of the one part and JOHN WEBB of the said Parish County and Collany of the other part; Witnesseth that the said RICHARD JOHNSON and ELIZABETH his Wife for the just sum of Twenty one pounds currant lawfull money of Virginia in hand paid have granted unto the said JOHN WEBB and his heirs forever one moiety or half part of a GRIST WATER CORN MILL with the premisses and appurtenances in any wise thereunto belonging, And also a reasonable quantity of Land to the aforesaid GRIST MILL most convenient next thereunto adjoyning for to assist and support the said MILL and also the said Mill Dam from time to time and at all times forever, without any maner of pretence denyall dispute or wage at Law forever, thesaid WATER GRIST CORN MILL and premisses and appurtenances scituate on one of the Branches of PISCATON CREEK in the Parish and County aforesaid which said Mill was purchased by the sd. RICHARD JOHNSON and ELIZA: his Wife of GEORGE COLEMAN, And by the said COLEMAN purchased of RICHARD BUSH, and the said BUSH purchased of NICHO: SMITH, called and known by the name of SMITH MILL, all the aforesaid partyes being of the Parish and County aforesaid, and the several' said purchases from one to the other by their Deed being recorded in the aforesaid County of Essex for the said GRIST MILL as may fully appear if hear unto had when required from the Records of the aforesd. County &c., Now this Indenture further Witnesseth that they the said RICHARD JOHNSON and ELIZABETH his Wife doe for the abovesaid consideration doe release and confirm with warranty unto the said JOHN WEBB and to his heirs the one half part of the aforesaid GRIST CORN MILL together with sufficient Land adjoyning, houses fences ways waters belonging; To have and to hold forever from the claim of the said RICHARD JOHNSON and ELIZA: JOHNSON their heirs or any other persons claiming under the said RICHARD JOHNSON and ELIZABETH JOHNSON his Wife; But that the said half part of the sd. MILL and moietye of Land with the profitts remain from the day of the date of these presents unto the only sole use of them the said RICHARD JOHNSON and ELIZA: his Wife: In Witness whereof the partyes to these present Indenture set their hands and seales Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
      JNO: EVANS, RICHARD JOHNSON
      HUGH WILLIAMS. ELIZABETH JOHNSON
      VINT HUDSON
      Memdm. October the 13th 1744. Then received by us the Subscribers the sum of Twenty one pounds cash currant money of Virginia in full satisfaction and paymt. for the half of a GRIST CORN WATER MILL with a moiety of Land thereunto anext and adjoining and for the sum aforesd. is fully satisfyd; contented and paid for the aforesd. half of the sd. MILL and Land forever; I say received by us the day and date first above written
      Test JNO: EVANS, RICHARD JOHNSON
      HUGH WILLIAMS, ELIZABETH JOHNSON
      VINT. HUDSON
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      1742-1745 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 23; [Antient Press]; Page 189-190
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE, to whom this present writing shall come, RICHARD JOHNSON of the County of Essex and ELIZABETH his Wife (the Widow of JOHN GORE late of the said County deced.), sendeth Greeting in our Lord God everlasting. Know ye that the said RICHARD JOHNSON & ELIZABETH his Wife for Twenty five pounds current money paid by JOHN WEBB of the said County (who inter-marryed with LILLY ANN, the only Daughter or Surviving Child of the abovesaid JOHN GORE and ELIZABETH his Wife) the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, they hath released and forever quit claimed unto the said JOHN WEBB and LILLY ANN his Wife all manner of Dower right & title which they the said RICHARD JOHNSON and ELIZABETH his Wife may or of right ought to have or claim in or out of all and every the manners, messuages, lands and hereditaments whatsoever which were the said JOHN GOREs at any time during the Coverture between him and the said ELIZABETH, (now ELIZABETH JOHNSON), scituate in the County of Essex aforesaid, and all manner of writs of Dower whatsoever in any part thereof or prosecute against the said JOHN WEBB & LILLY ANN his Wife their heirs or assigns but of and from the same shall be utterly debarred and forever excluded by these presents; In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & fiat. our seals this 13th day of October 1744
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of
      JNO: EVANS, RICHARD JOHNSON
      HUGH WILLIAMS, ELIZABETH JOHNSON
      VINCT. HUDSON
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa: on the 16th day of October 1744
      RICHARD JOHNSON and ELIZABETH his Wife (the said ELIZABETH being first privately
      examined by SIMON MILLER Gent.), acknowledged this Indenture to JOHN WEBB and
      LILLY ANN his Wife to be their act and deed which was admitted to record and is truely
      recorded Test J. PAGETT, D. C. E. Cur.

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