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

John Marshall

Male 1614 - 1688  (74 years)


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  • Name John Marshall 
    Birth 1614  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 9 Jun 1688  Isle of Wight County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I22597  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Isle of Wight Co. VA Marshall 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F14209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane McCarty,   b. Bef 1626, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1688, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 64 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1642  Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Marshall,   b. 1642, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 2 Sep 1698, Isle of Wight County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 56 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. John Marshall,   b. Bef 1648, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     3. Humphrey Marshall,   b. Bef 1650, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 Dec 1711, Isle of Wight County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 61 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Mary Marshall,   b. Aft 1650, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1688, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 38 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F3894  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

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  • Notes 
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      The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Apr., 1899), Page 244
      Will of John Marshall, X his mark: Son Humphrey, dau.
      Mary; "youngest son;" brothers Humphrey Marshall and Peter
      Best. Dated 4 Oct., 1687; Proved June 9, 1688.
      ===

      [Paxton.FTW]

      Per DAR genealogy, born England and came to the Virginia Colony in 1650 and made residence in Jamestown.

      I think Paxton got it wrong. The Isle of Wight Marshall's did not move around much. When they did they went to Mechlenburg and South To North Carolina. There is not mention of a William or Thomas in this line.

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      would have been old enough to be their father
      Va Co. Records volume VI; pages 284 Crozier
      Immigrants to Virginia

      15 May 1635 - These underwritten names are to Virginia imbarqued in the "Plaine Joan" Richard Buckam, Master, the pties having brought attestation of their conformitie to the orders and discipline of the Church of England

      Jo. Marshall age 21.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.math.unm.edu/~wester/genealogy/Westray
      URL title: West(w)rays of Isle of Wight County, Virginia |
      Note:
      John Marshall and his neighbor Anthony Fulgham were signers of the Isle of Wight "Grievances" in 1676, and were leaders of the discontented followers of Bacon in the county, according to John Bennett Boddie. After the rebellion collapsed, John Marshall Sr. (implying that there was also a John Marshall Jr.) presented in court on 4/9/1677 a petition seeking pardon signed by various of the instigators. John Marshall (Sr.) married Jane McCarthy.

      On 7/9/1680, he deeded land to his son Robert Marshall. On 11/8/1680, he deeded the rest of his estate to his son Humphrey Marshall at his (John's) death. John's will was dated 10/4/1687 and proved 6/9/1688. In it, he mentioned his brother Humphrey Marshall, his son Humphrey, his daughter Mary, and his youngest son (unnamed).

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      "Cavaliers and Pioneers" by Nell Nugent, has the following :
      Nov. 11, 1642. John Sweete, 650 acres for the transportation of 13 persons :
      Alex Piland, Joan Piland, JOHN BARROW, William White, Richard Goeffry, Israel Andrews, John Marshall, William Houe (etc.) to
      the Isle of Wight, Virginia.
      ===
      Virginia County Records Volume VI
      Index to Land Grants
      Isle of Wight County - Book 3
      Page Name Date No. Acres

      354 John Marshall 1655 1655
      558 John Marshall 1662 200

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      Will of John Marshall, X his mark:
      Son Humphrey, dau. Mary; "youngest son;"
      brothers Humphrey Marshall and Peter Best.
      Dated 4 Oct., 1687; Proved June 9, 1688.
      ===
      John Marshall
      Date: Oct 4, 1687
      Location: Isle Of Wight
      Record ID: 21047
      Description: Testator
      Prove Date: Jun 9, 1688
      Book-Page: 2-279

      Remarks: John Marshall.
      Leg.-son Humphrey; youngest son; wife; daughter Mary.
      Overseers, brother Humphrey Marshall and Peter Best.
      ===
      http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/isleofwight/court/history.txt
      [ISLE OF WIGHT - PAGE 229-230]
      "We the subscribed haveing drawn up a paper in half of ye inhabitants of Isle of Wight Co. as ye greivances of said county,"
      recant all the "false and scandalous" relfections upon Gov. Sir Wm. Berkeley Kt contained in a paper(1) presented to the Commissioners, and promise never to be guilty again of "ye like mutinous and rebellious practices." Ambrose Bennett, John Marshall, Richard Jordan, Richard Sharpe, Antho ffulgeham, James Bagnall, Edward Miller, John Davis X his mark, Richard Penny R. P. his mark. Acknowledged 9 April 1677. Test. Jno Bromfield Cl. Cu.
      John Marshall begs pardon in court on his bended knees for "scandalous words" uttered before ye Worpfll Comrs (in accord-
      ance with their order) April 9, 1677.

      (1) See Va. Mag. of Hist. and Biography, Vol. II, Page 380, where this paper containing the frievances of Isle of Wight is published in full.
      ===
      http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/isleofwight/court/history.txt
      John Marshall's deed to his sons Robert and Hunphry. 1680.

      John Marshall, June 8, 1655, 200 acres, 120 acs part thereof being formerly part of a dividend of land belonging to John Valentine & purchased &c Begg &c Joining to a former parcell of land of the sd Marshall &c run'g &c The remainder of the tract &c.
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      James Hughes 2005-05-22 07:52:55
      Isle of Wight County VA - Records; William and Mary College Qrtly, Vol. 7, No. 4, P. 297-315

      John Marshall, Jan'y 28, 1662, 200 acres, Adjoining his own land, George Midland & Richard Penney, 120 acs part thereof, &c., Formerly gtd sd Marshall, June 8th, 1655, & now renewed.
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.math.unm.edu/~wester/genealogy/Westray
      URL title: West(w)rays of Isle of Wight County, Virginia |
      Note:
      John Marshall and his neighbor Anthony Fulgham were signers of the Isle of Wight "Grievances" in 1676, and were leaders of the discontented followers of Bacon in the county, according to John Bennett Boddie. After the rebellion collapsed, John Marshall Sr. (implying that there was also a John Marshall Jr.) presented in court on 4/9/1677 a petition seeking pardon signed by various of the instigators. John Marshall (Sr.) married Jane McCarthy. On 7/9/1680, he deeded land to his son Robert Marshall. On 11/8/1680, he deeded the rest of his estate to his son Humphrey Marshall at his (John's) death. John's will was dated 10/4/1687 and proved 6/9/1688. In it, he mentioned his brother Humphrey Marshall, his son Humphrey, his daughter Mary, and his youngest son (unnamed).
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?marshall::va/isleofwigh t::802.html
      URL title: William West and the Bacon Rebellion
      Note:
      Last year we had an intersting discussion on William West and the Bacon Rebellion - starts at Message 226.

      I have today posted my transcription of the Isle of Wight Petition for William West's pardon and related Privy Council papers on the West GenForum and thought that I ought to repeat it here:

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      Calendar of State Papers (Colonial) Vol 10 f132 of March 1677:

      "Petition of his Majesty's most loyal and obedient subjects of the Isle of Wight County in Virginia to his Majesty's Commissioner. In behalf of William West "a rebel absconding", who took up arms against the Indians by whom his father was barbarously murdered, was taken prisoner, carried aboard a ship, from hence to prison and condemned to death, but has made his escape and, as yet, cannot be heard of. Pray for his life and the restitution of his estate to his wife and children. Signed by about 70 persons, mostly with their mark."

      CO 1/39 f85:

      To the honrll herbert Jeffreys Esqr: Sr Jno Corey Kt and Coll Francis Merrson esqr his most Sacred maistys Commisonr for Virgina

      The Humble pete of his matis most loyall and obedint subirts of ye County of ye Isle of Waight in Virgina one ye behalf of william weest

      Most humbly presenteth that by An Actt of Asembly made and confermed in this his most Sacred maties Collony a warr was confermed against ye most Bloody & barbrous Indans who had murdred destroyed and ruined many ifhis most loyall subiects and thought Fit by ye sd actt in every county According to ye number of there tithables to rays men p'poshonall in every county to make upp one thousand soulders with Armes Amuintion and privions Accordingly for ye first two months thay were outt one ye sd warr and two month mour of privions to be provided if ye kernul required it After wch nathanell bacon Junior was confermed by ye said Actt to be Genll of ye force so raised and to appoint all offecers under him by a Commishon granted as he thought Fit: now so it is that noe man ever Immagned or thought but that the warr was woelly intended aganst the Indans, never thinking yt a warr so really Intended Against them would returne and looke bake one our selves to yr taking a way of life and ! estate and ye utter ruine of mens posteritie and Family as it so manifestly Appeereth and where as Will' Weest above named was as willwisher to ye destroying of ye sd Indans, whose Father was most barbrously murthred by them: whome to our knowlidge was A loyall Subict to our most dred soveraine Lord the King: who hath proved himself soe to be and all other his mates Subt as ever no herd of by reason that in all the time that he was in Armey nither himselfie or any other woh Accompannied him ever tooke molested trubled or Imprisoned any prson while he was in Army nither in plundring our goods or taking or taking what wee had: yeatt never ye less thoug ye sd Weest after he herd of yr govt actt of indemnity was willing to lay down his armes and submitt himselfe thereto was taken prisonr ferried aboord a ship from thence to prison and by a counsell of warr condemned to dye - After which sentence so pased: to preserve lfe ye sd weest mad an escape and as yeat cannot be heard of: ! leaving a weakly wooman to his wife and 7 or 8 children all s! oe small that ye one cannot help the other: all his estat lesed and a gard plased at his house to hir great greef and unspeekable charg.

      The ptissinor therefore most honrll gentelmen being by your honre tenderly considered yor poor petns mjost humbly begg and besecheth yor honrl : for ye life of ye said Weest and that his estate be Freed leses may be restored the gard discharged wch wille a great help to his poor destressed wife and many small children with Feaver granted yor poor petr as duty bindeth them Shall ever pray for your honr health and happines long to remaine.

      Tho Gayndy Robin Gladell *John Simond
      *John Rookty John Richards *Nicholas Hedgebarn
      Rich Brasenose John Whitley *Mickall fulyham
      Will Lane Agust manriend *Thomas williamson
      John hood *John Forrest *Edm Prime
      philip Thomas Tho honrelle hopkin howell
      John More Walter morgan Rogger Daves
      Edmond Windom George webster Ed haild
      John Williames Willi Askon Walter harris
      *John Nevill Keney horne John Storenson
      Ambros hadley Jo Sharpe *John walefeild
      hodges Cornwell Rich Jeanes *John Bathe
      *thos Yorke *robart cabidge *Edward Spinkson
      John Mershall Will Camer *Thomas Davis
      nick Boone Gilbart Adames James Bryan
      Will fly *Hercules Calcott John froeset
      Tho fosythe Rob Barkley *James Cagnall
      *Robert Morgan *Edward goodson John Lonsil
      John Afkon *William Bateman Soloned Davis
      *Tho Joyner Junior Tho Blake Rogger Arsker
      Will Feller henry maddin Edward davis
      Owen Griffin Rob Edwards *George Snigers
      *Roger Jones Rich Jackson *Antho Fulgham
      Rob meures John fransis *Timothy .....
      Rob Sturdy *B... Sheild John myrlo
      bridyman Joyner John william John Henry
      Will Cooke An mathews
      peeter greeves henry dafon
      Stephen horsfeild *John Marshall
      mickold osborne *Jn Joiner

      [many of these names are indistinct; those with an * were signed, the rest with a mark]

      Privy Council (Colonial) in London: Dated Whitehall 21 Nov 1677:

      "Upon reading this day at the Board the humble Petition of Henry West Planter a Native of his Majestys Colony of Virginia (now in England) in behalf of himself and Brother, Setting forth, That his Brother William West having been seduced to accept of a Commission against the Indians under the late Rebell Nathaniel Bacon, and being sent by Colonel Bridger with Promise of free Pardon to lay downe his commission, disband his men, and submit himself to the Governor, He way prevayled upon by the Petitioner so to do, upon the Petitioners Promise to go with him to the Governor, But so soon as they had surrendred themselves to Colonel Bridger, He contrary to his Promise sent them bound to the Governor Sir William Berkeley, who tryed them both by a Councill of Warr, and sentenced to Death the Petitioners Brother, who never acted to the prejudice of any one Person or Estate, and the Petitioner who was alwaies loyall, and against whom nothing could be proved, was after long Imprisonmen! t sentenced to be transported hither, and forced to give Bond to his Majestys use to depart by a day prefixed; which, to indemnify his Security, he did to utter ruine of himself and Wife, and severall small Children . . . And therefore Praying to be discharged of the said Bond, with Liberty to return to Virginia, And that his Majesty of his abundant Goodnes would extend his Pardon to his said Brother, who hath since made his Escape out of Prison, He taking the Oath of Obedience and giving Security for his future good Behaviour. [The petition regarding William West is referred to Lord Culpeper's decision on his arrival in Virginia: the part regarding the petitioner himself Lord Culpeper is to examine in England and report his opinion thereon to his Majesty in Council.]"
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      Link: http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmar sha&id=I21977
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:
      Whereas my father John Vallentine by deed dated 13 Jan. 1638, sold unto Mr. John MARSHALL a tract of land in lower Parish of Isle of Wight where the said MARSHALL now lives, 100 acres adj. Everett Roberts and down the creek that leadeth to The Then Chruch, know, that I James Vallentine, son and heir to said John Vallentine and wife Mary confirm the said sale 8 Jan. 1667. Liby Hibball, Susanna Calloway. (W&D I-1667-1715, Page 121.)

      Source:
      Boddie, John Bennett,
      Seventeenth century Isle of Wight County, Virginia : a history of the county of Isle of Wight, Virginia, during the seventeenth century, including abstracts of the county records
      Chicago: Chicago Law Print. County, c1938, 771 pgs
      === ???
      YORK COUNTY, VIRGINIA RECORDS 1659-1662...by Benjamin B. Weisiger III - 1989

      At a Court Held for York County, 26 April 1661
      Difference between Meindort Doodes and John Sandifer concerning transportation of John Marshall, is referred to next court.

      At a Court Held at George Reade's House, 27 August 1661
      I, Minor Doodes, appoint well-beloved friend Richard Hatton my attorney to implead John Sandifer in an action of debt.

      I, Richard Hatton of County of Warwick, Gent.., appoint loving friend Thomas Penryn my attorney to implead John Sandifer at suit of Meindert Doodes in action of debt. 13 May 1661
      Richard Hatton

      Wit: John ( ) Waters, Margaret ( ) Hatton
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://72.14.253.104/search?q=cache:Ef4LfXwwkcYJ:freepages.genealogy.roots web.com/~markfreeman/braswell.html+%22edward+moseley%22,+%22john+marshall% 22,+%22county,+kentucky%22&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=7
      URL title: BRASWELL family
      Note:
      One William West named his wife Martha in his will. The name of his wife on deeds conveying dower rights changed from "REBECCA" to "MARTHA" about 1695.

      WILLIAM WEST made his will in the Isle of Wight County, VA on 20 Oct 1708:

      "In the name of God Amen, the 20th day of October 1708 I WM WEST of Newport Parish in the County of Isle of Wight being sick & weak in body, but of sound & perfect memory, (praise to given to God for the same, & knowing the uncertainty of this life on earth, & being desirous to settle things in order do make this my Last will & Testament in manner, & forme following: This is to say, first & principally, I do comment my soul to Almighty God my Creator assuredly believing that I shall receive full pardon & free remision of all my sins & be saved by the precious death, & merritts of my blessed saviour, & Redeemer Christ Jesus, & my body to the Earth, from whence it was taken, to be buried in such decent & Christian manner, as to be Exex hereafter named shall be thought meet & Convenient. And for what worldly estate the Lord in Mercy hath lent me, my Will & meaning is, that same shall be Imployed, as hereafter by this Will expressed, & first I do revoke, renounce, frustrate, & make void, all Wills by me formerly made, & declare, & appoint this my Last Will & Testament: Itt: I Give & devise unto my sonns WILLIAM WEST & RICHD WEST, all that my Land lying between WM GREENs & ROBT BAGNALLs itt being one hundred acres (more or less) for & dureing their natural lives equally to be devided betweene them my son WILLIAM to have that part of the land next to WM GREENs, & after their decease, to the heires of their bodyes lawfully begotten for Ever. Item: I Give & devise unto my son ROBT WEST, one part of a parcell of Land which I purchased of Capt WM OLDIS beginning at a white Oak, in a little branch & soe downe the little Branch to a long branch, & soe downe the Indian path to Capt APPELWHAITEs Line, & soe along Capt APPLEWHAITEs line Eastward unto WM WESTRAWs Coner tree, & soe along the said line to the first station for & dureing his Natural life, & after his decease unto the heires of his body Lawfully begotten for Ever. Item: I Give & devise my sons WM WEST & RICHD WEST the remainder of the aforesd land bought of CAPT WM OLDIS Lyeing on the South side of the Indian path beginning at Round hill, & runing up Coll NORSWORTHYs line to the Indian path, & soe from Round hill along Coll PITTs line to Capt APPLEWHAITEs line to the Indian path, for & during their natural lives, equally to be devided beyweene them & after their decease unto the heires of their bodys Lawfully begotten for Ever. Item: I give & devise unto my son ROB WEST the Land whereon he now liveth which I bought of Mr JOHN MARSHALL the older it being about one hundred sixty acres for & during his natural life, & after his decease unto the heires of his Body Lawfully begotten for Ever. Item: I give & devise unto my son ROBT WEST the land whereon I now live, after my wives decease for & dureing his natural life, & after his decease unto the heires of his body Lawfully begotten for Ever. Item: I give & bequeath unto my sons WM WEST, & RICHD WEST my mill with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging, for & during their natural lives, the profits thereof, to be equally devided between them, and the charges thereof, to be equally devided borne between them, & after their decease unto the heires of theire body's Lawfully begotten for Ever. Item: I Give & bequeath unto my daughter MARY GREEN my Indian Girl called PINKE for & during the Natural Life of the sd MARY & after her decease unto the heires of her body Lawfully begotten for Ever. Item: I Give & bequeath unto my son WM WEST my Indian Girl called ROSE, for & dureing his natural Life, & after his decease unto the heires of his body Lawfully begotten for Ever. Item: I Give & bequeath unto my Loving Wife, my negroes TONY, JACK, & my Indian woman PEGG, soe long as she shall Live a Widdow but if she marry, or dye, then I give my negroe TONY unto my son RICHD WEST & to the heires of his body Lawfully begotten for Ever. And my Negroes JACK unto my son ROBT WEST, & the heires of his body Lawfully begotten for Ever. And my Indian Woman PEGG unto my daughter REBECKAH WEST, and the heires of her body Lawfully begotten for Ever. Item: I give & bequeath unto my Loving Wife, & my daughter REBECKAH WEST, all the rest of my personal Estate whatsoever, or wheresoever to be equally devided, between my said Loving wife, my whole, & sole Exex of this my Last will, & Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand, & seal the day and year above written

      Signed, sealed & declared by Mr WM WILLIAM W WEST

      (seal)

      WEST to be his last Will & Testament his marke

      in the presents of us whose names are hereunderwritten

      THOMAS T ALLEN

      his marke

      JOHN X BUTTLER

      his marke

      JOHN GILES

      Proved in open cort held for the Isle of

      Wight County the 9th of ffebry 17??

      to be the last Will & Testament of Mr

      WEST by the oaths of all the Witnesses

      Ordered to Record

      Test: CH. CHAPMAN Cl Cr"

      (Record of Wills, Deeds, Etc., Vol. 2, 1661-1719, Page 490-491)
      ===
      John Marshall, will October 4, 1687, probated June 9, 1688, mentions son Humphrey Marshall and brother Peter Best. (W. & M. 7, Page 244.) He may have married a daughter of Nicholas Hill. His son Humphrey Marshall in his will 18 December 1711, leaves a legacy to Thomas, son of Elizabeth Thomas. (W. & M. 7, Page 255.)
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      AGES OF LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY PEOPLE
      by Charles F. McIntosh

      William and Mary Quarterlies
      Series I; Volume 25

      No. 1 - July 1916; Pages 36 - 40

      No. 2 - October 1916; Pages 135 - 136

      Abstracted from Depositions found in Books A, B, C and D (1637 - 1665)
      in the Norfolk County Clerk's Office. The ages in almost all instances
      are followed by the words "thereabouts."

      Page 36

      Name Age Year
      MARSHALL John 42 1654
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      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 332
      JOHN MARSHALL, 100 acs. Low. Norf. Co., Page 34, (54). No date. In the E. branch of Eliz. Riv., bounded on E. with Wm. Nicholls & on W. with Mr. The. Sawyers marked trees. Trans. of 2 pers: Timothy Ives & Margarett his wife.
      ===
      1662-1666 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 476
      MR. JNO. MARSHALL, 700 acs. Isle of Wight Co., 12 July 1665, Page 252, (184). W. side of the Wester Sw., beg. at lower cor. tree of Capt. Fulghams land, extending down Sw. to land of Tho. Harris &c. Trans. of 14 pers: "Six Rights due from the above- said pattent, vizt:" Susan Nore (or Noree), Jane Charratt, Fortune Trevett, Wm. Bough, Eliz. Lees, Robt. Gues, Danll. Murfery, Ed. Cooke, Tho. Watson, James Jnoson, Tho. Bawd (?), Tho. Bauldin, Martha Dell.
      ===
      1666-1679 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 7
      Mrs Elizabeth Oudelant 1500 acres part in Isle of Wight and part in Nansemend Co. 26 Oct 1666 Page 24
      beg on a point belonging to a branch of Beverly Creek crossing same to Mr. Marshall's cornfield &c by the otterhole branch &c to an Island near the mouth of a creek &c 1400 acres granted unto Moore Fauntleroy, 20 Feb 1643 and purchased by Cornelius Oudelant, husband of sd Eliz and since his death escheated to the King. & 100 acrs for trans of 2 persons
      ===
      1666-1679 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 87
      Humphrey Marshall, 1300 acres, Isle of Wight Co, 5 Apr 1667 Page 336
      adj Mr. Fulgham, Thomas Harris or John Nevell & Mr Hardy. 700 acres granted John Marshall 12 July 1655, assigned to sd Humphrey, his son; and 600 acres for trans of 12 persons.

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