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

Robert Vaulx

Male 1651 - 1685  (34 years)


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  • Name Robert Vaulx  [1
    Born 1651  Cumberland County, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 May 1685  Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23824  Tree1
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2023 

    Father Robert Vaulx,   b. 1615, Cumberland County, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 25 Feb 1673, Queens Creek, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Burwell,   b. 25 Feb 1621, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1665, Bruton Paris, Queens Creek, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Aft 1643  Cumberland County, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Foxall,   b. 1658, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1713, Westmoreland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married Abt 1680  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Vaulx,   b. Abt 1680, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1721, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Vaulx,   b. Abt 1682, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1744, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)  [natural]
     3. James Vaulx,   b. Abt 1683, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1711, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F15728  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Father: Robert VAULX b: ABT 1621 in ,,England
      Mother: Elizabeth BURWELL b: 1620 in Ampthill,Bedford,England
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      1684/5-1685/6 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 4 [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 408 [27 May 1685]
      Mrs. Mary Vaulx proved the last will and testament of Mr. Robt. Valx, her late husband, by the oaths of Gilbert Huband, William Bayes and Aaron Cassell and craving of the Court letters of administration with the will annext, the Court order that letters of administration with the will annext bee comitted to Mrs. Mary Vaulx. Dr. Gilbert Huband and John Foxhall togeather with Mary Vaulx did assume in 50,000 pounds of tobacco for her performance of the will. The Court order that Captaine John Lord, Mr. John Washington and Mr. Wm. Bridges appraise the estate on 20 June next and that Mrs. Mary Valx returne a true
      inventorye of the estate.
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      1684/5-1685/6 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 4 [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 422, [28 May 1685]
      Mrs. Mary Vaulx, widdow, presented her petition stting forth that Mr. Robt. Vaulx of London, merchant, father of her late husband Robt. Vaulx had granted unto him 6000 acres lying in Westmoreland out of which hee gave 1000 acres to her late husband which shee and her husband did quietly enjoy without any molestation for many yeares, togeather with the 5000 acres, but that severall persons confederating togeather who were unknown to her entred part of the 6000 acres with the surveyor of the County in order to take the same upp for King's land. And for that Robt. Vaulx, merchant, cannot have notice to lay out his land, being in England, and her late husband, his father's attorney, being lately deceased, shee prayed the Court's order that the surveyor of this County or any other surveyor might not survey any land within the antient reputed bounds of the 6000 acres untill such time as Mr. Robt. Vaulx, merchant, is made acquainted with what is intended and course taken that his pattent bee first surveyed. The Court order that the surveyor of this County or any other surveyor doe not draw any chaine over any of the 6000 acres within the ancient reputed bounds thereof till notice bee given to Mr. Robt. Vaulx, merchant, in order to the making his just defence as to his title and that Mrs. Mary Vaulx give unto Mr. Robt. Vaulx, merchant, as speedy notice as conveniently shee may of this order.

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      1685/6-1687 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 5 [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 584 [26 May 1687]
      Humphry Vaulx attorney of Robt. Vaulx vs. John Mewse. The plaintiff by Symon Robins his atturny petitions that haveing surveyed 6000 acres by order of Court hee findes severall parcells of the land possessed by severall persons, especially the defendant who notwithstanding being forewarned doth still by force keep the possession, comitting waste and damage, and praying that the defendant may be ousted and ejected out of the premises, and that a jury may inquire into the damages. Arthur Spicer, atturney with the plaintiff [sic] and others demurs to the plaintiff's declaration and for plea saith that true it is that the plaintiff might have an order for the surveying a patent of 6000 acres granted unto Mr. Robt. Vaulx 1 May 1655, but noe survey ever to his knowledge made by Vaulx doth in any wise affect him, or can, for that the bounds of the pattent and more especially the begining was never yet found, neither is he within the patent upon any warrantable and legall survey, such as can conclude him in his title, therefore the plaintiff his declaration ought not to maintaine against him, and prays the action may be dismist. Butt the Court being desirous to settle and continue all persons in their legall and just rights doe order that the Sherriffe doe summon a jury of the vicenage such who are noe way allied to plaintiff or defendant or any way interested in the lands in controversie to make their appearance att the next Court when all exceptions shall be heard and determined against them or any of them, and because the lands in the pattent doth abutt upon and adjoyne to the lands of the County of Rappa[hannock] Mr. Arthur Spicer whose inttrest in that County is not unknowne to this Court, is desired to bring or perswade to come to the next Court such able, discreet and knowing persons of that County who can or may give any light or directions of this platt its begining and courses, marked or naturall, that soe, if it shall be thought requisite, they may bee added to the surveyor's jury or their depositions then taken for further light and directions, when the Court alsoe will take care to qualifie approved surveyors and prefix a time to finish this long delayed worke.
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      1685/6-1687 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 5 [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 591 [27 July 1687]
      Humphry Vaulx attorney Robt. Vaulx vs. Jno. Mewse. Att the last Court it was ordered that Mr. Arthur Spicer be desired to bring or perswade to come to this Court such able, discreet, knowing persons of the County of Rappa[hannock] who could give any certaine light concerning the plott of land of Vaulx and his pattent, its begining and courses, naturall or marked, that soe a more perfect survey may be made. But now the atturney pleads the lands lately surveyed by Willm. Horton as parte of the pattent of Vaulx lye not in Westmoreland County but in the County of Rappa[hannock] and therefore are in noe way subject to the jurisdiction of Westmoreland County Court. The Court order that a jury be summoned to make their appearance att the next Court to take instructions necessary for perfecting the survey.

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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 45
      BUTLER, CALEB, 16 February 1708-9; 25 May 1709.
      3 negroes to wife Mary;
      daughter Jane 6 negroes;
      son in law Robert Vaulx and his deceased Uncle John Foxhall 5000 lbs. tobacco, 1 negro, furniture etc;
      Sarah Elliott daughter of Sarah Elliott and her deceased uncle John Foxhall 30 Sterling;
      son in law James Vaulx gun, sword, and 5000 lbs. of tobacco;
      my sister Anne wife of Joseph Bayley 25 Sterling;
      to Thomas Robins clothing;
      to Mary daughter of John Butler deceased 3000 lbs. tobacco;
      to Thomas Clayton Sr. tobacco he owes me;
      to Thomas Boyleston tobacco he owes me;
      sister Sarah Elliott, widow, debt to me;
      to Jenny wife of Thomas Shaw 1000 lbs. tobacco;
      to Elizabeth wife of Captain Richard Craddock 12 Sterling;
      friend James Taylor one mourning ring.
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      lived on Popes Creek
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      James Hughes 2005-08-03 13:15:53
      OLD RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY WILLS.
      ORDER BOOK, 1656-1664.
      Gullock, Robert. 26 Feb. 1683 23 May, 1684.
      Daughter Jane;
      Robert Payne;
      Elizabeth Rowzie;
      cousin Edward Rowzie;
      Robert Brooke;
      wife and the child she now goes with;
      John Foxhall and Robert Vaulx executors;
      witnesses Edward Rowzie, Tobias Ingram, Robert Brooke.
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      1679-1682 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2 [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 2; [28 May 1679]
      Xtian Lewis choseth Mr. Robt: Vaulx her guardian.
      The Court doth order that Mrs. Grace Ashton alias Kay, widow, doe delliver Xtian Lewis' estate to Mr. Vaulx and she is ordered to remain with Vaulx till further order and likewise that she have the increase and stand to the cost.
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      1656-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will Book; [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      GULLOCK, ROBERT, 6 February, 1683 ;23 May, 1684.
      All my lands and tenements to be equally divided between my daughter Jane Gullock and the unborn child of my wife whether boy or girl.
      My will is that all my sheep shall be kept upon the plantation till my daughter Jane and the child with which my wife is bigg arrive at twenty one or marry and then to be equally divided between them except one third part of the wethers
      I give to my wife during her life. It is my will that none of my hogs shall be removed of the plantation but shall be and remain all for the good of the above said Children except my wife live upon the plantation then my will is that she shall have one-third.
      I will that two-thirds of all my cattle shall be and remain for the good of the said Children equally to be divided between them and the other third to my wife.
      To the abovesaid children all my linen plate and three feather beds and furniture curtains and vallence and do leave the whole tuition of my daughter Jane Gullock to my wife and sister Vaulx.
      To Robert Payne one young sorrel horse branded with IG.
      To Elizabeth Rowzee one young mare aboute four years old wch said mare commonly useth about John Williams Plantation.
      To wife my horse Dick with side saddle bridle halter and whip.
      My will is that all the rest of my horses and mares except the two old cart horses shall be and remaine to my above said children to be equally divided between them at twenty one years of age or Marriage which shall first happen.
      I request my cousin Edward Rowzee to be careful to look after everything bequeathed to my two children and to brand the colt and marke the sheep and hogs for their use and for his care and pains I give him out of my stock every fower years a mare or horse colt.
      To wife two feather beds with furniture.
      My will is that after Mr Deans lease is expired for the plantation he now lives on I will & bequeath the use of it unto my loving friend Robert Brooke until my daughter Jane Gullock shall attain the age of one and twenty years making no waste of the timber for the use of the plantation and fencing and leave it tenantable and if my daughter Jane or other child shall happen to die before they attain twenty one I will the said Plantation to the said Robert Brooke and his heirs forever not exceeding above 100 acres of land.
      To Robert Brooke my old horse Puppy.
      To my cousin Edward Rowzee my old horse Jack with all the harness. All the rest of my psonall estate after my debts legacies and funeral expenses are discharged I give to Mr John Foxhall and Mr Robert Vaulx whom I make my Executors.
      Wit. EDWARD ROWZRE, TOBIAS INGRAM, Ro : BROOKE.
      Codicil. The use of his maid servant Mary Therdford to go to his wife the time she has to serve. Leaves to his loving friends Mrs Mary Vaulx Mr John Deane Mrs Jane Deane Mr Wm Clapham Mrs Mary Clapham Mr John Foxhall Mr Robert Vaulx each of them a gold ring of 10 shillings price. Page 23.
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      1674-1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 3; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 264. Samuell Morris, aged 27 yeares or thereabouts, sayth that Clem. Spellman and Mr. Robt. Vaulx did loose at horse race 400 pounds of tobacco unto Mr. Jno. Meador, which was runn at Rappahannock Church.
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      1674-1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 3; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 264. Mr. Robt. Vaulx, aged 25 yeares or thereabouts, sayth that Clemt: Spellman layd a wager with Jno. Meader for 400 pounds of tobacco upon a horse race and I became his ha and soe lost it, which 200 pounds of tobacco I payd Clemt.
      Spellman.
      Robt: Vaulx
      10 May 1676. Recorded.
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      1674-1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 3; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 309a. This bill shall oblige me to pay unto Mr. Robert Vaulx 848 pounds of tobacco convenient to some landing in Potomak River.
      Geo: (X) Hinson
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      1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 4; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 357a-358a. 5 Nov. 1677. Harbert Jeffreys Esqr., Governor and Captain Generall of Virginia. Commission to Major William Peirce, Major Isaac Allerton, Mr. John Lord, Mr. Dann. Lisson, and Mr. Tho: Kirton (of the quorum), Mr. Tho. Youell, Mr. Robert Vaulx, Mr. John Gerrard, Mr. William Horton and Mr. Clement Spellman, to be justices of the peace of Westmoreland County.
      Herbert Jeffreys
      21 Nov. 1677. Recorded.
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      1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 4; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 358a. 23 Oct. 1677. Robert Vaulx to Rich. Steele. For 500 pounds of tobacco and for the consideration that Rich. Steele shall fother what stocke of cattle I now have at the plantation formerly in the possession of Tho: Jones, late deceased, until the fother be spent. All that plantation which he formerly leased unto Tho: Jones for the terme of sixteen yeares.
      Robt. Vaulx
      Wit: Geo: Jones, Rich. Gardner.
      28 Dec. 1677. Recorded by William Plott, Dep. Cl.

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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=148&last=&g_p=G1&co llection=NN Grant
      Title Fisher, Martin.
      Publication 21 March 1691/1692.
      Gen. note "On page 148 is the record of the conveyance of the land to Martin Fisher from Captn. John Lord.".
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 726 acres in the forrest. Adjoins the land of Robert Vaulx and John Butler, extending &c. by a path called Majr. Wards Path.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 1, 1690-1692, Page 146-147 (Reel 288).
      Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Grants No. 1, 1690-1692, Page 148 (Reel 288).

  • Sources 
    1. [S265] vaulx.
      "Foxhall-Vaulx-Elliot Families,", by Juliet Fauntleroy and Mary Hope West, The Virginia Magazine of History and Genealogy, Vol. XLIV (1936), pp. 61-67, 151-159, 255-6; and XLVI (1938), pp. 163-4, reprinted as Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore County, Maryland, 1981, pp. 102-119)

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