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

Joyce Jones

Female Aft 1634 - Bef 1685  (< 50 years)


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  • Name Joyce Jones  [1
    Born Aft Jul 1634  Kings Stanley, Lasboro, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 1685  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I22575  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 

    Father William Jones,   b. Abt 1606,   d. 1 Sep 1669, Northampton County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne MNU Jones,   b. Abt 1610,   d. Bef 1676, Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1626  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14805  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lawrence Washington,   b. 23 Jan 1635, Tring, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1677, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married Between 1667 and 1668  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John 'Jr' Washington,   b. 2 Apr 1671, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 24 Apr 1721, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 50 years)  [natural]
     2. Anne Washington,   b. Abt 1673, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1677, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 4 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F14733  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anthony Hoskins,   b. 1613, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1665, Accomack County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married Between Aug 1655 and May 1660  Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Hoskins,   b. Aft 3 Aug 1655, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 7 Jun 1699, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 43 years)  [natural]
     2. Anne Hoskins,   b. Aft 1656, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1699, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Alexander Fleming,   b. 1612, Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1668, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 1666  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alexia Fleming,   b. 1666, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Sep 1692, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 26 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F14803  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 James Yates,   b. Bef 1635,   d. 3 Mar 1686, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1677  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F14804  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      Will of Captain Alexander Fleming. He married, as his third wife Joyce Hoskins, a daughter of Captain William Jones and the rich and attractive widow of Anthony Hoskins, of Accomac County, who came to Virginia in the "George," 1635, aged 22 years, and, therefore was born circa 1613. Captain Fleming died testate about the latter part of the year 1668. In his will he names wife Joyce Fleming, Executrix, and Robert Payne, Gent., Executor. His estate "Westfalia" he left to his wife and other real estate to his daughters, Alexia and Elizabeth Fleming. Joyce with this large estate did not long remain a widow. She married, as her third husband, Captain Lawrence Washington, who emigrated from England to Virginia with his brother, John Washington, circa 1657. Later, Lawrence Washington returned to England, where he married first Mary, daughter of Edward Jones, of Luton, Gent. After her death, leaving his daughter Mary, to the care of her grandparents he returned to Virginia before 23 March, 1664/5. Americana, Vol. XXXIII, No. 8, pages 19, 23; Deeds No. 4, 16681672, page 163 ; Nugent: "Cavaliers and Pioneers," page 446.
      Captain Lawrence Washington died in 1677. Between 25 March, 1677, when Joyce Washington appeared in Rappahannock Court and placed on record the mark of the cattle of her son John Washington, and 7 April, 1677, Joyce Washington married, as her fourth husband, James Yates, as indicated below :
      "Know all men by these prsents that I James Yates of the County of Rappee planter doe acknowledge my Selfe Justly to be indebted unto John Washington Junr of the Same County his heires or assignes in the Just Sume of one hundred pounds Sterling money of England, to be paid unto the said Washington his heires or assignes upon all demands. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seale this 7th day of April 1677.
      The Condition of this obligation is such that if the above sd James Yates shall relinquish att his decease the right that he hath of one third part of the lands formerly belonging to Capt. Alexander Fleming decd. & after to Majr Lawrence Washington decd. & by them both given to Joyce Washington their wife to be by her disposed as she thinks fitt, the right he hath being now by marrying of her, & in case the above sd James Yates shall relinquish his rights to his wife to be disposed of by her as she shall think fitt then this pent obligation to be Void or otherwise to Stand in full power force & Virtue. In testimony whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & Seal the day & yeare above written.
      Sealed and delivered in the
      presence of us
      Christopher Blackbourne James Yates seal
      Robert Pley
      William Dacres
      Recordatr 18th die July Ano 1677
      Test Edmd Craske, CL Cur.
      Rappahannock County Book of Deeds &c., No. 6, page 7.
      Apparently Joyce Yates predeceased her husband, as his will, dated 9 January, 1685, makes no mention of a wife.
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      http://www.familytreemaker.com/_glc_/5750/5750_136.html
      Title: The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 136

      The will of Robert Payne, Gentleman, Senior, of Rappahannock (now Essex) County, Virginia, dated March 21, 1671, proved November 4, 1675, reveals that his sister Mary and his relative Joyce were then married, for he provides that if his wife Elizabeth (daughter of Alexander Fleming) dies, and their son Robert, Junior, dies without lawful issue, "my will is that William Clapham, Alexia ffleming & Mary Clapham enjoy all and singular my lands," etc. It happened that the testator's father-in-law, Alexander Fleming, died before the will was made, so the latter's daughter, Alexia, was a legatee; and as Robert Payne, Junior, lived to inherit, Joyce ((???)) Fleming, widow of Alexander Fleming, received nothing from the estate of her relative Robert Payne, Senior, by his will recorded on page 187 of Will Book No. 1. Her good fortune, however, soon came, for she married secondly, Lawrence Washington by February 6, 1671/2. On this latter date

      I Lawrence Washington of the County of Rappa Gent., have with the Consent of Joyce my wife . . . conveyed . . . for . . . Two thousand four hundred pounds of . . . Tobacco . . . all our Right title and Interest of Two hundred acres of land formerly Capt. Alexander Flemings and by him sold and assigned to John Thomizine and from him assigned to me . . . wch is one half of four hundred Acres of Land assigned as aforesaid . . . unto Samuel Morris . . . the said two hundred acres being part of a greater tract of Two Thousand Seaven hundred and Fifty acres lying in the Freshes of Rappa on the south side, the said land being called Westfalia. [Signed] 6 Februarie 1671-2. LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, JOYCE I WASHINGTON [mark]. [Witnesses] Cornelius Wood, William Clapham. Recognit. in Cur. Com. Rappa 7ø die Maij 1673. Recordatr X 6ø die Ejesdm Anno Supr. Test. Edmo Crask Cl. Cu.

      KNOW ALL MEN that I Joyce Washington of Rappa County do make ordaine Constitute and appoint my loving friend Robert Payne of the same county my True and Lawful Atto for me and in my name to acknowledge a Certain Parcell of Land as by deed may make more at Large appear unto Samuel Morris of the same Place to him his heirs and assigns for ever. In Witness whereof I have here set to my hand this 6th of May 1673. Signum JOYCE I WASHINGTON. Witness Cornelius Wood, Enoch Doughty. Recordatr Test Edmo Crask Cl. Cu [Deed Book 1672-1675, pp. 142, 144].

      On April 14, [sic] 1673, Samuel Morris assigned his interest in the above land to Nicholas Bennett, and on May 6, 1673, gave a power of attorney "to my Loving Friend Robt Payne of Rappa County" to execute the same [ibid., Page 143]. On October 7, 1673, Lawrence Washington witnessed the conveyance by Cornelius Wood to Lewis Loyd of 200 acres, and on March 4, 1673/4, Elizabeth Wood of Rappa. County gave a power of attorney to "my loving father in Law Lawrence Washington" to acknowledge her release of dower in the land sold by her husband Cornelius Wood [ibid., Page 265]. The will of Lawrence15 Washington, the immigrant, presents proof that he was the brother of John15 Washington, who had preceded him to Virginia from England. Thus this will is the final item in the array of evidence that proves the parentage

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      1662-1664 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 248-250
      THIS INDENTURE made the first day of Augt in the year One thousand Six hundred Sixty & three and in the fifteenth year of the reigne of our Sovereign KING CHARLES the Second &c. Between HUMPHRY BOOTH of the County of Rappa. Gent. of one part and JOHN WASHINGTON of the County of WESTMORELAND gent and ALLEX FLEMING of County of Rappa. aforesd gent Exrs. of the Last Will and Testamt. of Coll. WILLIAM UNDERWOOD deced who was administrator of the Estate of JAMES WILLIAMSON of the County of Rappa aforesd gent deced of the other parte Witnesseth that the sd HUMPHRY BOOTH as well for and in consideracon of a MARRIAGE already solemnized between the said HUMPHRY BOOTH and MARGARM his now Wife as alsoe for a Competent liveley hood and maintenance for the sd MARGT. in case she happen to over live the sd HUMPHRY as for divers other good causes hash given sould and confirmed unto the sd JOHN WASHINGTON & ALLEX. FLEMING their heirs and assignes all that tract of land whereon the sd HUMPHRY BOOTH now lives containing One thousand acres of wood and marsh lying on the So side of RAPPA. RIVER in said County of Rappahanock togeather withall houses edifices building gardens orchards whatseover to the same belonging which sd thousand acres of land & marsh was granted unto the sd HUMPHRY BOOTH by Pattent bearing date the Twentieth day of September One thousand Six hundred Sixty & (missing) ) as by the sd Pattent appeareth except and always reserved out of this parcell of land the prmises aforesd which the sd HUMPHRY BOOTH sould JOHN SMITH which sd land is now in the occupation of the sd JOHN SMITH To have and to hold the said land with the appurtenances unto the sd JOHN WASHINGTON & ALLEXANDER FLEMING and the survivrs of them & their heirs and assignes to them to these uses hereafter menconed & to no other use whatsoever (that is to say) to the use and behoof of the sd HUMPHRY BOOTH & MARGT. his Wife during their two naturall lives and the life of the longest liver of them & after their decease to the use and behoof of the heirs of their two bodyes lawfully begotten & to be begotten between the sd HUMPHRY & the sd MARGT. and for want of such heirs to the Right heirs of the sd HUMPHRY for Ever paying yearly the quitrents due and accustomed to be paid out of the sd land & the sd JOHN WASHINGTON & ALLEXANDER FLEMING for themselves & either of them their & either of their heirs do covenant and grant with sd HUMPHRY BOOTH his heirs and assignes that if sd HUMPHRY BOOTH at any time hereafter be minded to transport himself Wife children & Estate for England and shall before his departure from Virga. lawfull assurance and conveyance convey and assure unto them the sd JOHN WASHINGTON & ALLEXANDER FLEMING or either of them their heirs and assignes five hundred pounds of Current English money to be disposed to the uses and purposes before men- coned and to be conveyed in such manner as by Councell learned in the Law shall be reasonably devised & required that then & from thenceforth it may be lawfull for the sd HUMPHRY BOOTH to make sale and dispose of the sd Land and all other the prmises hereby bargained & could without the hindrance or denyall of the said JOIIN WASHINGTON or ALLEXANDER FLEMING or either of them their heirs or assignes In Witness the partyes have set their hands & seals
      in presence of EDWARD DALE, HUM BOOTH
      GEORGE HASLELOCK
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      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 503-507
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ALEX: FLEMING of the County of Rappa in Virga: Gent out of the love and singular true affection wch I bare unto my Godson ROBT. PAYNE JUNIOR sone of ROBT, PAYNE SENIOR of the same County doe for me my heires give and assigne over and deliver into the hands of Robt. Payne Junior as his owne proper Estate one Mare Filly called Rose wth a Starr in her forehead & of a bay coulour wth all her Femaile Increase freely allowing by this Deed of Guift that Robert Payne the Father of my Godson shall have Liberty to take the Mare Filly that shall fall of Rose as his owne to say to him and his for Ever he the said Robt: Payne Senior immediately delivering another mare Filly of some other Mare to the use of Robt: Payne as his owne Estate wth all the femaile increase both of the Filly or Mare called Rose as alsoe the Filly and increase that after shall come of the Filly in Exchange to say to Robert Payne Junior and his heires for Ever more I doe likewise order by this my Deed of Guift that Robt: Payne Senior in consideracon of the Better looking to the sd Mare Filly and increase shall have all the male increase to him and his heires untill my Godson attaine the age of twelve years and then my said Godson's to be all marked both male and femaile to be his owne Estate to him and his heires for Evermore & in case my sd Godson should dye before he comes to the aige of twelve yeares without any apparent heire that then for my selfe my heirs freely make over the said Mares wth all their increase both male and female unto Robt. Payne Senior and Parent of my sd Godson to him and his heires for Evermore. IN WITTNESS whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale this first day of September Anno 1668
      In presents of us THO: HAWKINS, Alex; Fleming
      WILL: TRAVERS
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa 3d Die 7bris 1668
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ROBT. PAYNE of the County of Rappa. in Virginia out of the verry true love and harty affection wch I bare unto ALEXIA FLEMING Daughter of Capt. ALEX. & ELIZABETH FLEMING of the same County doe for me my heires freely give assigne over into the hands of Capt. Alex: Fleming for the use of Alexia Fleming as her proper Estate one wall Eyed Mare Filly wth all her future increase called by the name of Pyball granting to her Father Capt, Alex: Fleming all the male increase that shall come of the sd mare filly till Alexia shall attaine to the aige of twelve yeares and that then shee enjoyn both male and femaile to her and her heire for Evermore but in case it should please Almighty God that the Alexia should Depart this life before shee comes to be twelve yeares of aige or before marriage that then I give the sd mare wth increase unto ELIZABETH FLEMING the now Daughter of ALEX. and JOYCE FLEMING to her and her heires etc,as amply and freely as if Alexia had lived but in case that the said Elizabeth Fleming should alsoe depart this life before she attaine to the aige of twelve yeares or marriage then I order the aforesd mare & increase to be at full power and Disposing by Sale Guift or otherwise of the Cheife Parent then liveing at they then shall thinke meete alwayes provided theire be noe heire apparent to Alexia nor Elizabeth Fleming and for the more fuller confirmacon of this Deed of Guift I hereunto subscribe my hand and seale this first day of September Ano
      1668.
      In presents of us ROBERT MAPES Ro: Payne
      JOHN BARROW
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa. 3d Die 7bris 1668
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      1668-1670 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 83
      THESE ARE to Authorize & impower Mr, ANTHONY BRIDGES my true & lawfull Atturney for me & in my behalfe) wth ROBT PAYNE of the last Will & Testamt, of Capt ALEXR. FLEMING deced in all causes & in all cases that any wayes concernes the said Estate in any suite depending in Rappa Cort, between any pson or psons & the sd Estate of the sd CAPT. FLEMING deced as fully effectually to all intents & purposes as if I were psonally prsent. Witness my hand & seal this 6th day of July 1669 In Rappa. Cort interlyned before the signum
      signing hereof JOYCE FLEMING
      Test JOHN HULL, LAW WASHINGTON
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      1668-1670 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 96
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pntes that I JOYCE FLEMING Relict of ALEXANDER FLEMING decd for divers good causes & considerence thereof unto moveing & more especially for& in consid: of three Cows & calves already in hand by mee Recd doe bargain sell & sett over forever unto PETER MILLS, ELIZABETH MILLS, MARGARITT SISSON their & either of their heirs one Iron grey Mare about fourteen months old with all her increase the sd Mare wth her increase to be divided equally amongst the aforesd PETER & ELIZABETH MILLS & MARGARET SISSON when the aforesd PETER MILLS shall be of the age of twenty one and I the sd JOYCE FLEMING doe warrant the sd Mare wth all her increase agt the just clayme of any pson whatsoever, In Witnes whereof I have heerunto putt my hand & seale this 11th June 1669
      in pnce of us LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, signum
      ANTHONY BRIDGES JOYCE FLEMING
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      1672-1674 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 102
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I LAURENCE WASHINGTON of the County of Rappa. Gent have with the consent of JOYCE my Wife for divers good causes us thereunto moving and more especially for the sum of Two thousand four hundred pounds of good sound merchantable tobacco and cask in hand paide by SAMUEL MORRIS of the same place have given and sold all our right and interest of Two hundred acres of land formerly Capt. ALEXANDER FLEMINGs and by him sold and assigned to JOHN THOMIZINE and from him assigned to me the said LAURENCE WASHINGTON as the Records of this County may appeare wch is the one halfe of the four hundred acres of land assigned as aforesaid, Now Know yee that wee LAURENCE. and JOYCE WASHINGTON doe assigne over all our right and title and interest of our heirs and assigns unto the said SAMUEL MORRIS his heires and assigns forever and do by these presents warrant the said land to him the said MORRIS from any person whatsoever clayming under us the said LAURENCE and JOYCE and our heirs and assigns the said Two hundred acres being part of a greater tract of land Two thousand seaven hundred and fifty acres lying in the Freshes of RAPPA on the South side the said land being called WEST FALIA. In Witness to the abovesaid premises we have hereunto set our hands and seals the 6th of Februarie 1671/2
      in presence of us CORNELIUS WOOD, LAURENCE WASHINGTON
      WILLIAM CLAPHAM JOYCE WASHINGTON
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa 7 die May 1673
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      1677-1678 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 6, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 129
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I JAMES YATES of County of Rappae: doe acknowledge my selfe justly to be indebted unto JOHN WASHINGTON JUNIOR of the same County his heires or assignes the Just sum of One hundred pounds Sterling money of England, to be paid unto the said WASHINGTON his heires or assignes upon all demands, In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & Seale this 7th day of Aprill 1677
      The Condition of this obligation is such that if the abovesd. JAMES YATES shall relinquish att his decease the right that he hath of one third part of the land formerly belonging to Capt. ALEXANDR: FLEMING deced & after to LAWRENCE WASHINGTON deced & by them both given to JOYCE WASHINGTON their Wife to be by her disposed on as she thinks fitt, the right that he hath being now by marrying of her & in case the abovesd JAMES YATES shall relinquish his right to his Wife to be disposed on by her as she shall think fitt that this present obligation to be void or otherwise to stand in full power force & vertue. In Testimony hereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale the day & yeare above written
      Sealed & delivered in the presence of us
      CHRISTOPHER BLACKBOURNE JAMES YATES
      ROBT, PLEY, WM. DACRES
      Recordatr. x8 die Julii 1677
      JOYCE WASHINGTON Note to record the ears marke of her Sonnes Catle
      To record for JOHN WASHINGTON of Rappae. County his marke of Catle being a swallow fork on the right eare & poplar leaf on the left.
      March the 15th 1677 by me JOYCE WASHINGTON
      Recordatr x8 die July 1677

  • Sources 
    1. [S251] The Virginia Genealogist Volume 48, 2004, 47.

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