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

Henry Williamson

Male 1643 - 1699  (56 years)


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  • Name Henry Williamson  [1
    Born 1643  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Sep 1699  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I130252  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2021 

    Father Family Williamson 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F6996  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine Weeks,   b. 15 Dec 1661, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1699, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 37 years) 
    Married Abt 1682  Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Williamson,   b. Abt 1683, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1751, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)  [natural]
     2. Frances Williamson,   b. Abt 1685, South Farnham Parish, Old Rapphannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1734, St. Stephen's Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)  [natural]
     3. Winifred Williamson,   b. Apr 1684, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F21169  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth MNU Tacquett,   b. Abt 1638,   d. Between 1675 and 1678, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married Abt 6 Aug 1653  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Millicent MNU Jones,   b. Aft 1667,   d. Aft 1695, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 28 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Williamson,   b. Bef 1675, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 11 Sep 1700, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 25 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F21161  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 12-13
      IN THE NAME of GOD Amen. I HENRY WILLIAMSON of ye County of Essex in ye Colony of Virginia Gent. being sick & weak of body but of sounds perfect sence & memory praise be to Almighty God for ye same do renounce all & singular any former Wills & Testamts. make this my last Will & Testamt. in manner & forme following vizt.
      Impr. I bequeath my soul to God my Creatr: assured by believing that I shall receive full pardon & remission of all my sins & be saved by ye precious death & merits of my blessed Saviour & redeemer Christ Jesus and my body to ye Earth to be buried in such decent manner as to my Executrixs &Feoffees in Trust hereafter named shall think meet & convenient And all that worldly Estate as ye Lord in his mercy path lent me after my just debts be fully satisfied, my will & meaning is ye same shall be imployed & bestowed as hereafter by this my Will is expressed Item.
      I give & bequeath unto my Daughter, ELIZABETH, ten Negroes by name Scippio, Harrie, Tom, Betty ye Elder, Ginnie &her Daughter, Kate, Peter, Mingo, Franck & Sarah ye Younger and their increase to her & her heirs forever.
      I also give & bequeath unto my said Daughter, ELIZABETH, all that plantacon or devidend of land wherein I now live wch: sd land was bequeathed unto me by ye last Will & Testamt. of Capt. RICHD. LOSES late of ye County of RAPPA. deced, with all ye houses orchards fences & appurtenances thereunto belonging unto her my said Daughter and ye heirs lawfully begotten of her body forever.
      Also I give & bequeath unto my said Daughter, ELIZABETH, all that plantacon and devidend of land whereon my MILL did stand qt: Four hundred and twenty acres with ye appurtenances & my right of entry of about One hundred acres of waste land adjoyning to ye said 420 acres wch: said land I have entered with Mr. EDWIN THACKER, Surveyr:, unto her my said Daughter & ye heirs lawfully begotten of her body for ever, but in case my said Daughter should die without issue lawfully begotten as aforesd., then I give & bequeath my said Plantacon & devidends of land with ye appurtenances unto my two other Daughters, KATHERINE & FRANCES, Surviveing to be equally divided between them & their heirs forever.
      I also give & bequeath unto my said Daughter, ELIZABETH, one third part of all my stock of Cattle, horses, mares, sheep, hoggs & one third part of all other my Estate not herein menconed or bequeathed unto her & her heirs for ever
      Item. I give unto my Daughter, KATHERINE, & bequeath unto her ten Negroes by name Martin, Dick, Tom ye younger, Grace, Ann & her Son Ogany, Hanniball, Kate & Lettice & Charles & their encrease to her & her heirs forever.
      I also give & bequeath unto my Daughter, KATHERINE, halfe that plantacon & tract of land qt: seven hundred acres lying & being in MIDDLESEX County it being a Patent granted to Mr. ABRAHAM WEEKES ye moyety of ye sd land being by him & MILLICENT his Wife conveyed to me by Deed of Gift bearing date ye 30th day of June 1688 ye other halfe I purchased of Mr. FRANCIS WEEKES wth: ye houses orchards fences & other the appurtenances thereunto belonging.
      I do give unto my Daughter, KATHERINE, ye halfe of ye sd land to be equally divided & layed out for my said Daughter & her heirs lawfully begotten of her body for ever, but in case my said Daughter should die without issue lawfully begotten as aforesaid, then I give & bequeath my said plantation & her part of ye Dividend of land with ye appurtenances unto my other two Daughters Surviveing, ELIZ: & FRANCES, to be equally divided between, them & their heirs for ever.
      I also give & bequeath unto my said Daughter, KATHERINE, One third part of all my stock of horses, mares, cattle, sheep, hoggs & one third part of all other my Estate not herein men coned or bequeathed unto her & her heirs for ever Item.
      I give & bequeath unto my Daughter, FRANCES, ten Negroes by name Jack, Isaac, Mary & her Daughter Winnee, Jone, Joe & Betty, James & Phillip & Peggie with all their encrease unto her my said Daughter, FRANCES & her heirs for ever.
      I also give & bequeath unto my said Daughter, FRANCES, that Plantacon land I bought of Mr. FRANCIS WEEKES lying & being in ye County of MIDDLESEX with ye houses orchards fences & other ye appurtenances (being ye one moiety of a Devident of land formerly granted to Mr. ABRAHAM WEEKES) I do give unto my Daughter, FRANCES. & ye heirs lawfully begotten of her body for ever but in case my said Daughter should die without issue lawfully begotten as aforesaid, then I give my said Plantacon & land with ye appurtenances unto my other two Daughters Surviveing, ELIZABETH & KATHERINE, to be equally divided between them & their heirs forever. I likewise give & bequeath unto my said Daughter, FRANCES, one third part of all my Stock of horses, mares, cattle, sheep, hoggs, & one third part of all other my Estate not herein menconed or bequeathed unto her & her heirs for ever
      Item. My will & desire is my INDIAN WOMAN named FRANCES being a Native Borne in this Country & her Mother also may be free if ye Law will permitt without transportacon, if not to remaine with ye rest of my Estate to be divided amonge my Children
      Item. I give & bequeath unto my friends, Mr. EDWARD THOMAS, Mrs. LETTICE MOUNTAGUE & Mrs. ELIZABETH HILL & DANL. DOBYNS each of them a Ring of Thirty shillings price.
      Item. I give & bequeath all other my Estate not herein menconed or bequeathed of what nature or kind soever unto my three Daughters above menconed & that ye same be inventoryed & put on record & equally divided between them & that they live together at my now dwelling house & their Negroes to be kept together upon my two plantacons & their cropps of tobo: annually sent for England & ye produce to remaine there until they shall attaine each of them respectively to full age by Law or Marryed, only such part as they shall have occasion for clothing & other necessaries, but in case my youngest Daughters should grow stubborn & not conformable to their elder Sister & Tutors then I shall leave it to ye discretion of my Feoffees in Trust to put them out to such Tutors as they shall think fit & convenient for their better education
      Lastly, I do nominate ordaine & appoint my three Daughters, ELIZABETH, KATHERINE & FRANCES to be my sole & absolute Executrixes of this my last Will & Testamt. And the Honable Coll. RICHD. LEE Esqr., Capt. EDWARD THOMAS and Mr. SAML. PEACHEY & DANL. DOBYNS my Feoffees in Trust, willing & desireing them to pay all my just debts & legasies above menconed & to this my Will duely p:formed and this I deliver to ye world as my last Will &Testamt. Witness my hand & scale ye 30th of March 1699
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of
      LEO: HILL, HENRY NICKSON, HENRY WILLIAMSON
      DANL. DOBYNS, ANN WHITEHORNE
      Also tis my desire that ELLINORE DAVIS, ye Relict of THO: DAVIS have her dwelling on my back plantacon where there shee now is if remain a Widow, this done before signing & sealing
      Proved in Essex County Court 11th day of September 1699 by ye Oathes of DANL. DOBYNS & LEO: HILL & truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 13
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee THOS: MERIWETHER & ELIZABETH my Wife & DANL. WHITEHORNE & FRA: MERIWETHER of ye County of Essex are firmly bound unto ye Worpll. his Mats. Justices of ye Peace within the County of Essex in ye sum of Two thousand pds. Sterl. Witness our hands & seales this 11th day of 7ber: Ano: Dom: 1699
      The Condicon of this obligacon is such that if the above named THO: MERIWETHER & ELIZ: his Wife, who at a Court held for this County the day & year above obtained a Probate of the last Will & Testament of HENRY WILLIAMSON deced shall doe at all times fuilfill ye sd Will fully pay all such Legacies as therein expressed then this obligacon to be void or else to stand in full force
      Signed & sealed in presence of THO: MERIWETHER
      ROBT. MOSELEY ELIZ: MERIWETHER
      EDWARD GENTLEMAN DANL. WHITEHORNE
      FRANCIS MERIWETHER
      Truely recorded FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      Notes: The Will of Henry Williamson seems to suggest the possibility that Elizabeth Williamson was the daughter of Henry Williamsonson and the daughter of Richard Loes.

      Elizabeth Williamson is given the land that Henry Williamson inherited from Richard Loes.
      Katherine and Frances receive the land inherited from Abraham Weekes, father of the second wife of Henry Williamson.

      Elizabeth is clearly older than the other two daughters and apparently several years older.
      Apparently none of the daughters were married when Henry Williamson wrote his will in March of 1699. Elizabeth for certain was married when the will was proved.

      In the somewhat odd last paragraph of the Will he says:
      "in case my younger daughters should grow stubborn and not comformable to their older sister and _____, then I shall leave it by decision of my feofees in trust to put them out to such labor as they shall think fit and convenient for their _____ education."

      This sentence seems to indicate that these 2 younger sisters were somewhat subject to their older sister. Thus Elizabeth may have been born before circa 1678.

      CHILDREN OF HENRY WILLIAMSON

      ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON

      "William and Mary Quarterly"
      Armistead Family
      John Armistead married first, Elizabeth (?Gill), mentioned as sister Elizabeth Armisread in the will of James Burwell and second, Susanna, daughter of Thomas Meriwether of Essex who made his will in 1708 when Susanna was not then baptized.

      The will of Thomas Meriwether, son of Nicholas Meriwether, of Surry, the immigrant, names brother Francis of Essex: Nicholas of New Kent; sister Jane Brown, wife of William Brown of Surry; wife Susannah; nephew William Meriwether, son of brother Nicholas, to have his land in Surry; nephews William, David and Francis, sons of brother Nicholas; Rallph Shelton; land to child unbaptized; Nicholas and Francis Meriwether executors. Dated Jan. 7, 1708 , proved Feb. 10, 1708-09.

      Thomas Meriwether was one of the feoffees of Tappahannock. He married twice.

      Henry Williamson, Gent bequeathed lands in 1699 given to him by Captain Richarrd Loes and Mr. Abraham Weeks and Millicent his wife of Rappahannock to his 3 daughters, Elizabeth, Katherine and Frances. Aterwards in 1707 William Young of Essex and Katharine his wife, one of the daughters, confirmed to Thomas Meriwether half of the lands devised by William(??) unto his daughter Elizabeth Meriwether, deceased and in case of his death to said Katherine Young and Frances Bird, his other daughters. (Essex Records).

      Notes: Henry Williamson made his 3 daughters executors of his Will. On Sept. 11, 1699 when the will of Henry Williamson was proved, Thomas Meriwether and wife Elizabeth signed.

      Essex Cxounty Virginia Deed Bk, P 458
      Lease and Release----Feb. 20 and 21, 1715/16.
      William Younng of Southfarnham Parish in the County of Essex Gent and Katherine his wife and Robert Ransone of St. Stephen's Parish in the County of King and Queen Gent and Ffrancis his wife to Peter Richeson of Abbington Parish in the County of Gloucesster Gent.

      A plantation and appurtenances of 306 acres in South Farnham parish.

      The aforesaid William Young and Katherine his wife and Robert Ransone and Ffrances his wife in right of them the said Katherine and Frances are seized in fee of this 306 acres adjoining the Dragon Swamp at the lower end of Essex County

      Which was formerly the land of Edward Thomas late of Essex County and known as
      Thomas' Quarter which land the said Edward Thomas by his Will proved Nov. 10, 1699 was given to Elizabeth Merewether and which at her death descended to them.
      Wit: John Evans, William Smith, William x Hudson

      /s/ Will Young /s/ Katherine x Young
      /s/ Robert Ransone /s/ Ffra: Ransone
      Recorded Feb. 21, 1715/16

      KATHERINE WILLIAMSON

      "Adventurers of Purse and Person", P 252
      Thomas Montague married Katherine, daughter of Henry Williamson and widow of William Young. The will of Thomas Montague Feb. 7, 1720 to May 16, 1721 Essex County, named wife, "son-in-law" (step-son) William Young and "daughter-in-law" (step-daughter) Elizabeth Young, bequeaths "all that parcel of land called 'Montague's Island' to "cozen (nephew) William Montague, son of my brother William Montague" and leaves to "Thomas Paine of Middlesex County, 150 acres out of upper side of my land lying in Essex County."

      "Tyler's Quarterly Magazine"
      Governor J. Hoge Tyler's Family
      Richard Tyler Jr., born probably about 1685, died 1761, married about 1722 Catharine daughter of Henry Williamson and his second wife Catherine Weeks. Catherine Weeks was the daughter of Abraham Weeks.

      Catharine Williamson was bequeathed by her father in his will land in Middlesex that had been given him in 1688 by his father-in-law Abraham Weeks. Catharine was also a devisee of Capt. Edward Thomas ( 1643-1699) who left her land in Essex County and made her and her sister, Frances, executors of his will, though no relationship is mentioned (Essex County Deed and Will Bk 10, P 21).

      Catharine married before 1702 Capt. William Young, son of William Young (died 1698 Essex County Deed and Will Bk 9, P 139.)

      Capt. William Young died 1719 (Essex County Will Bk 3, P 87) leaving his widow with seven children, William, Elizabeth, Henry ( died 1750), Mary, Catharine, John (died 1749) and Williamson (died 1750) who was born after his father's will was made.

      Capt. William Young's sister Anne married by 1697 Richard Covington, son of William Covington (Deed and Will Bk 9, P 106) which explains the frequency with which we find Covingtons, Youngs and Tylers witnessing papers and going on bonds for each other.

      Catherine did not long remain a widow but soon married Thomas Montague, son of William Montague. Thomas Montague died in 1721 (Will Bk 3, P 255) and being still interested in matrimony, she took for her third husband Richard Tyler. By him she had one child, Frankey.

      The exact date of Catharine's death is unknown but it was probably about 1751. Richard Tyler married (2) Anne , who survived him less than a month. There were no children by this marriage.

      FRANCES WILLIAMSON

      "Hoskins of Virginia and Related Families" by Charles Willard Hoskins Warner, 1971
      Robert Bird III (1681-1714) always closely associated with his brother, was as stated, captain of the King and Queen Militia. He was a member of the county court where he was high sheriff in 1704.

      He married about 1702 Frances Williamson, one of the three daughters of Henry Williamson, Gent. of Essex County. The other daughters, Elizabeth, married Thomas Meriwether of Essex and Katherine married William Young of Essex County. This Robert Bird III was dead by 1714 as his widow Frances married second Robert Ransome and third John Bryant, both of St. Stephen's Parish, King & Queen County.

      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=flager&id=I29351

      Henry was the President of the first county court held in Essex County, Virginia. Henry was named Guardian of his nieces Margaret and Arabella Williamson. (Ref: 1.) Essex Co. Deed Book 8, p. 262 and 2.) Essex Co. Order Book 1, p. 43).
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://mkhgenealogy.com/
      URL title: Research Notes for the Family of Henry Williamson and Unknown Loes and Catherine Weekes
      Note:
      ________ Loes , first wife of Henry Williamson, was the daughter of Richard Loes.
      She probably died 1675-78.

      One record says that Aug. 6, 1653 Richard Loes records a heifer given by him and Mr. Toby Smith to Henry Williamson, son-in-law to the said Richard Loes.

      "History of Rappahannock County 1656-1692" by Thomas Hoskins Warner, P 83
      Some early colonists recorded in Lancaster County Records
      Deed Book I----1656
      Henry Williamson brought over Mantline Thomas, John Roberts, Robert Smith, Francis Settle, Daniel Hunter, John Stray, Henry Carpenter, Jemery Hobert, Fra. Phossell, Thomas Stevenson, Alice a maid servant, John Hull, Robert Hull, Thomas Chittwood 3 times, Xtopher Browninge, Mr. Francis Williamson, Anne Lonton, Nich. Redferne, William Hastell (Fostell), Richard Walker, Stephen Fossell and Zach. Effah, Mathew White, Nich. Gilbott.
      Note: Francis Williamson is unidentified.

      "History of Old Rappahannock County 1656-1692" by Thomas Hoskins Warner, P 161
      There is a large branch that flows into Piscataway from the southeast. It was by many considered to be Piscataway. It took a ruling of the Court to fix the name Piscataway as that of the west branch. The other large branch became known as the SE branch of Piscataway or King's Swamp. On this swamp have been 5 water grist mills most of which were built before 1692. The south swamp was also called Green Swamp, Beeby's Swamp, Webb's Mill Swamp, Covington's Mill Swamp, Dunn's Mills Swamp and now Essex Mill Swamp. Landowners on or near this swamp were James Webb, Henry Smith, John Jones, Henry Williamson and others.

      Rappahannock County Virginia Records Bk 1671-76, P 267
      Jan. 30, 1674----Feb. 15, 1674.
      Henry Williamson witness to Power of Attorney from Ellinor Smith to Edward Thomas.

      Rappahannock County Virginia Records Bk 1671-76, P 267
      Nov. 30, 1774----Feb. 15, 1674.
      Gift Deed from Ellinor Smith to Elizabeth Smith.
      Witness: Henry Williamson

      Rappahannock County Virginia Will Bk
      Will of Rice Jones----Written Nov. 23, 1676----Proved Feb. 7, 1677/78.
      Earnestly request my loving friends Mr. Humphrey Jones, Mr. Nicholas Cock, Mr. Henry Williamson, and Mr. Richard Symms to make an equall division of alll things between them. (Division of the Estate for the heirs).

      Note: Edward Thomas witnessed this will.

      "Wills of Rappahannock County Virginia 1656-1692"
      Will of Richard Simms----Written Jan. 22, 1672/3----Proved May 2, 1677.
      To John Penn should I die without wife or issue all my reall and personall Estate that is goods and chattels as well moveables as unmoveables to his heirs and assigns forever.
      Executor: John Penn
      Wit: Henry Williamson aged about 34 years.
      Wit: Thomas Harware aged about 34 years.

      RECORDS OF RICHARD LOES

      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1656-64, P 68----1659----1659
      William and Mary Underwood to Rice Jones and Capt. Richard Loes
      Assigned upper half 1400 acre patent March 10, 1656 where Rappahannock Court House now stands.

      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1656-64, P 70----Nov. 2, 1659----1659.
      William and Mary Underwood to Rice Jones and Capt. Richard Loes - - - Bill and Sale.
      650 acres upper half patent March 10, 1656 north side Rappahannock adjoining
      Col. Fantleroy's Mangerick Farm and on the east side of Bushwood Creek - - - 120 pounds.

      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1656-1664, P 235----1662----1663
      Richard and Eliza Loes and Rice Jones to Richard Webley - - - Bill and Sale
      650 acres adjoining Col. Fantleroy with all buildings except Courthouse.
      From William Underwood Nov. 2, 1659. Eliza Loes does not sign.

      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1656-1664, P 256
      Richard and Eliza Loes and Margaret Jones to George Marsh
      Power of Attorney to acknowledge sale of 700 acres where courthouse stands to Richard Webley.

      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1656-1664, P 272-----1662----1662
      Richard Loes to Thomas Griffith
      Power of Attorney to acknowledge in Court mortgage of land, etc. Feb. 15, 1662 to George Marsh.

      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1668-72, P 393----1670----1670.
      Emme Loes to Thomas Jones
      Power of Attorney to collect debts due grantor or her husband Richard Loes.

      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1671-1676, P 13----1671----1672.
      Richard Loes to Rice Jones Jr. - - - Gift of mare.

      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1671-1676, P 84----1672----1672
      Richard and Eme Loes to Edward Adcock - - - Bill and Sale.
      All interest in 200 acres patent March 18, 1662 to Cuprian Bishop.

      Notes: It is not clear whether Eliza, wife of Richard Loes in 1662 was the same person as Emme Loes in 1670. When he made his Will in 1675, he had no wife.

      "Wills of Rappahannock County Virginia 1656-1692"
      Rappahannock County Virginia Will Bk
      Will of Richard Loes----Written April 22, 1675----Proved July 7, 1675.
      Sick in body but of sound and perfect memory.
      To my son-in-law James Tacket all the Estate I have in Maryland both tobacco good debts and otherwise and whereas I did ship home for lime (Lyme) 50 bhds of tobacco out of Maryland and consigned them unto Walter Tucker merchant in Lime (Lyme). I also give and bequeath unto my son-in-law James Tacket the 1/2 part of all the stock of cattle horses and mares that I am now possessed with and two Christian servants for the full time they have to serve at their coming into this country to be delivered him the next shipping, one fowling gun one pot two pewter dishes and two basons and all the pewter which was his mother's deceased. I also ordaine that my said son James Tacket and servants have ground to work on and house room to cure their crops and for their accomodation on the plantation whereon I now live for and during the space or time of four yeares next ensuing after my death and to have free privilege to grind his corne at my mill toll free during his life or the time of his abode in this river.

      I give and bequeath unto my son-in-law Mr. Henry Williamson all my lands lying in Nimcock in Rappahannock River which I formerly purchased of Richard Bennett and Henry Corbin Esqr. unto him the said Williamson and his heirs forever. I give and bequeath unto my said son-in-law Mr. Henry Williamson all the rest of my personall estate both Negroes, Indians, Mullatoes, horses, mares cattle moneys and all other estate of what nature or kind soever herein this country or elsewhere unto him the said Williamson and his heirs forever.

      And I do hereby ordain and appoint my said son-in-law Mr. Henry Williamson my sole and absolute Executor of this my last Will and Testament willing to pay all my debts and legacies above mentioned.
      Wit: Mary x Hodges, Richard Grimsted, age 28 or thereabouts.
      Edward Thomas aged 32 years or thereabouts.

      "Virginia Historical Magazine"
      Tithables of Lancaster County Virginia
      Richard Loes was J.P. for Lancaster 1652-56 and on Dec. 11, 1656 was appointed a justice and captain of militia in the new county of Rappahannock.

      Notes: In his will dated April 2nd and proved in Rappahannock July 7, 1675 Richard Loes makes bequests to his son-in law (step-son?) James Tacket of all his Estate in Maryland and 50 hogsheads of tobacco the testaor had recently shipped out to Maryland to Walter Tucker, merchant, also gives him half his stocks of horses, cattle, etc., two slaves, a gun, etc. and all the pewter that was his deceased mother's.
      To son-in-law Mr. Henry Williamson all of his lands on Rappahannock and the rest of her personal estate.

      Based upon the bequest in the Will which stated "all the pewter which was his mother's deceased", James Tacket does seem to be the son of the wife of Richard Loes by a previous marriage to ____ Tacket. No such mention is made in regard to Henry Williamson who is left all the Virginia land and all the rest of his personal estate. Thus Henry Williamson does seem to have been a son-in-law and not a step-son of Richard Loes.

      The 1653 record says that Toby Smith and Richard Loes gave a heifer to Henry Williamson, son in-law of Richard Loes. In 1653 Henry Williamson was 17 years of age. The relationship to Toby Smith is unknown. Henry Williamson was married to Catherine Weekes by 1679.

      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1677-81, P 8
      April 25, 1683----June 27, 1683.
      Henry Williamson appraiser estate of Thomas Roberts

      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1680-83, P 44
      June 2, 1683----June 14, 1683.
      Morriss to Brown - - - 2200 acres - - - Witness: Henry Williamson

      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1683-86, P 63----Aug. 4, 1684
      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1683-86, P 65----Feb. 5, 1684
      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1683-86, P 27----Aug. 4, 1884
      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1683-86, P 79 and 80----April 1, 1685.
      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1683-86, P 133----Feb. 3, 1685
      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1683-86, P 95, 106, 109, 126, 147----
      June 4, 1685----Aug. 4, 1685----Dec. 2, 1685----Aprill 7, 1686
      Henry Williamson---Justice of the Court.

      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1683-86, P 159----June 7, 1686.
      Henry Williamson to swear in appraisers and overseers of the Estate of John Collins.

      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1686-88, P 283
      Dec. 1, 1686----Dec. 18, 1686.
      John Price to Thomas Franke - -- Henry Williamson adjoining land

      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1686-88, P 318
      Dec. 18, 1686----April 28, 1687.
      Thomas Payne of Middlesex County to Edward Adcock. Wit: Henry Williamson

      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1688-92, P 74----June 6, 1688
      Inventory and appraisal of Estate of Col. Leroy Griffin deceased.
      Henry Williamson and others to appraise and inventory Estate.

      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1688-92, P 146----Oct. 4, 1689.
      John Harper to Anthony Smyth - - - Henry Williamson Judgment for 500 pounds tobacco.

      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1692-95, P 27----Aug. 20, 1 692
      Henry Williamson exempt from paying levy on negro woman Frank.

      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1692-95, P 63----April 10, 1693.
      Henry Williamson oath as Justice of the Peace.

      Rappahannock County Virginia Record Bk 1695-99, P 31----Sept. 21, 1696
      Henry Williamson to William Young Jr.
      Young produced certificate from Henry Williamson to take Henry Parrott a slave to Middlesex County.
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      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 28
      One red Cow & three heiffers crept on both Exrs & the left Ear under keeled with all their Increase maile & female are to be and remain for the proper use & behoof of ELIZA. WILLIAMSON the Daughter in Law of Mr. RICHARD (missing ) {mm Loes] of the County of Rappa. gent & ordered to be recorded accordingly this 14th of July
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deeds & Wills - 1665-1677; pg 205-206
      N THE NAME OF GOD Amen the 22d day of January 1672/3 I RICHARD SIMMS being sick in body but of sound & perfect memory praise be given to God for the same and knowing the uncertainty of this life on earth & being desirous to settle things in order to make this my last Will & Testament in manner & form
      following that is to say
      First and Principally I commend my Soul to Almighty God my Creator assuredly beleiving that I shall receive full pardon and free remission of my Sins and be saved by the pretious death & merritts of my Blessed Saviour and redeemer Christ Jesus and my body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buried in such decent Christian manner as to my Exers hereafter named shall be thought meet and convenient. And as touching such worldly Estate as the Lord in Mercy hath lent me my will & meaning is
      the same shall be employed and bestowed as hereafter by this my Will is expressed and first I do revoake renounce frustrate & make void all Wills be me formerly made and declare and appoint this my last Will &Testament
      Imprs. I will that all those debts that I owe in right to any manner of person or persons be well and truely contented & paid within convenient time after my decease by my Executor hereafter named
      I give & bequeath unto JOHN PENN if it shall please God I dye without wife or issue all my reall and personal! estate that is to say lands goods & Chattels as well moveable as unmoveable which is properly mine to his heirs & assignes for ever And do heereby ordain my well beloved Freind JOHN PEN to be my sole Executor of this my Will & Testament & none other as Witness my hand & Seale the day abovesaid Signed & sealed in the presence of us THO: HARWARE RICHARD SIMMS Seale
      HENRY WILLIAMSON
      The within named THOMAS HARWARE aged 34 yeares or thereabouts & HENRY WILLIAMSON aged 34 or thereabouts sworn & examined saith that they did see the within
      mentioned RICHARD SIMMS sign seale & publish the within named Will as his last Will & Testament and that he was in perfect sence & memory at the signing & sealing
      thereof to the best of their Judgmts. & further saith not
      THO: HARWARE
      HENRY WILLIAMSON Jurati HENRI WILLIAMSON et THOMAS HARWARE 3 di Maii 1677
      Recordatr xx die Junii
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