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

Robert Vaulx

Male Abt 1680 - 1721  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name Robert Vaulx  [1
    Born Abt 1680  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Dec 1721  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23827  Tree1
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2023 

    Father Robert Vaulx,   b. 1651, Cumberland County, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1685, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1680  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15728  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Female MNU Vaulx,   d. Bef 1711, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1705  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Vaulx,   b. Between 1708 and 1713, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1755, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)  [natural]
     2. James Vaulx,   b. Bef 1711, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1739, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F15576  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Kenner,   b. Abt 1692, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1754, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married Bef Jul 1711  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F15736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1720-1722 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 7, [Craig M. Kilby]; Page 252-254
      13 Nov 1721. Will of Robert Vaulx, Gent, of Washington Parish. Presented in court 29 November 1721 by Eliza Vaulx, relict and one of the executors, Augustine Washington and Richard Kenner, the other executors, and proved by Alexander Parker and Jane Washington, two of the witnesses. Washington and Kenner refused the executorship and probate was granted to Eliza Vaulx. Recorded 5 December 1721.
      Legatees:
      (1) to sons Robert and James Vaulx, "all my land that I hold of the patent called Vaulxes" adjacent to "my forest Plantation" to be equally divided, reserving to son James his first choice;
      (2) to son Robert Vaulx, the plantation at the head of Pope's Creek 'whereon I now live" with all the land appertaining to him and his heirs forever; (3) remainder of estate to be equally divided between wife Eliza and "my three children."
      (4) beloved wife Eliza Vaulx and two friends Augustine Washington and Richard Kenner executors. Signed by signature.
      Witnesssed by /s/ W. Sturman, /s/ Alexander Parker, and /s/ Jane Washington.
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      1709-1712 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 3 [Antient Press]; Page 74
      Westmoreland County Court 29th of Augt 1711
      - VAULX his Will proved
      The Last Will and Testament of JAMES VAULX deced was presented into Court by ROBERT VAULX, his Executor, who made Oath thereto and being proved by the Oaths of GEORGE ALDERSON and FRANCES FRANKLIN, wittnesses thereto, is admitted to Record and on motion of ROBERT VAULX and his performing what is usuall in such cases, Certifycate is granted himfor obtaining a Probat thereof in due form; and he is ordered to return an Inventory of the Testator's Estate to the next Court upon Oath. It is alsoe ordered Mr. HUMPHREY POPE, Mr. LAWRENCE POPE, Mr. JOHN ELLIOTT, Mr. JOSEPH WEEKES and Mr. AUGUSTINE HIGGINS or any four ofthem being first sworn before one ofher Majties Justices of the Peace for this County doe some tyme before the next Court value and appraise the Estate and make return thereof to the nex tCourt
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      1691-1699 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 2; [John Frederick Dorman-1801 transcript];
      Pages 135-135a. Will of John Foxhall of Washington Parish inWestmoreland County, being sick of body, dated 10 Feb. 1697.
      Unto Robert Valkes [Vaulx] and Sarah Elliott all my estate real and personal in the Kingdom of England, lying in Birmingham in Warwickshire.
      My water mill to James Vaulkes and John Elliott junr.
      My plantation at the head of Pope's Creek unto Susannah Comocke.
      Unto Elizabeth Valkes my plantation in Essex County.
      Unto James Valkes my house and furniture.
      Unto Mary Elliott my mare.
      Colt to Martha Elliott.
      My loving brother Caleb Butler executor.
      John Foxhall
      Wit: Richd. Craduck, Ann Webster, Humphry Lee.
      30 March 1698. Proved by Richard Craddunck and Ann Webster.
      Probate granted Caleb Butler.
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      1707-1709 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 192-94.
      Will of Caleb Butler of Westmoreland County and Parish of Washington, being very sick in body, dated 16b Feb. 1708/9.
      To my loving wife Mary Negroes Tone, Jenny, Haccubah and Frank and Jane.
      To my loving daughter Jane, Philip and Sarah, Jack and Joe and Bess and Dick.
      All my tobacco due to me which is very considerable to the value of three hundred hogsheads, my executrix or executor or trustees ship home for England to be sold for the benefit of my loving daughter Jane.
      My son in law Robert Vaulx 5000 pounds of tobacco and one Negro and that he purchase the same himself and be paid out of my estate. Also one good feather (bed] and furniture with six pewter dishes and twelve plates, my black horse. This Negro is in lieu of what is due to Robert Vaulx as a legacy from his deceased uncle Jno. Foxall.
      Sarah Elliott daughter to Sarah Elliott of this county have as a legacy from her deceased uncle and God father John Foxhall £30 sterling.
      To my loving son in law James Vaulx 5000 pounds of tobacco, my new gun and new sword, my little silver tankard.
      To my loving sister Anne wife to Mr. Jos. Bayley £25 sterling.
      To Thomas Robins all my wearing apparel, linen and woolen.
      To Mary Butler daughter to John Butler, deceased 3000 pounds of tobacco.
      Thos. Claytor Senr. what tobacco he stands indebted to me.
      To Thomas Boyleston at the head of Mattox what tobacco he oweth me.
      What goods I shall have come in this shipping be all reduced into money for the benefit of my loving daughter Jane.
      All my movables be equally divided betwixt my loving wife and daughter Jane.
      My tobacco debts being all received and sent home and sold for money, the money to be laid out in Negroes for the good of my daughter, reserving the fourth part of the money for my loving wife.
      To my loving sister Sarah Elliott, widdo, what tobacco she is indebted to me.
      To Jeny Shaw wife to Thomas Shaw 1000 pounds of tobacco and a gold ring of 15 a. price.
      Eliza. Craddock wife to Capt. Richard Craddock £10 sterling.
      My loving friend, wife Mary and daughter Jane executors.
      My loving friend James Tayler a morning ring of 20 s.
      James Vaulx, Capt. Richd. Craddock and Mr. Joseph Bayley trustees to se my will performed.
      To my above named trustees a morning ring of 20 s. each.
      Caleb Butler
      Wit: James Tayler, Nathl. Pope, Tho: Robins.
      25 May 1709. Proved by the witnesses. A probate granted the executors.
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      1712-1714 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 4 [Antient Press]; Page 103
      Westmoreland County Court 27th of May 1714
      - BRIDGES's Guardian Upon the Petition of WILLIAM BRIDGES and MARY BRIDGES, Son and Daughter of WILLIAM BRIDGES, Gent., deced.,
      Mr. ROBERT VAULX is admitt their Guardian he haveing entered into Bond with security for the due performance ofthe Trust reposed in him; ordered he be imediately possessed with the Estates left them by their deceased Father ofwhat nature or kindsoever the same be or in whose hands the same shall remaine
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      1716-1720 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 6, [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 135-36. 27 June 1717.
      Alexander Parker of the City of Bristoll, merchant, appoint my trusty and good friend RobertVaulx of Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Gent., my attorney for me or as I am agent, factor and attorney for Phillip Freeke, Esqr., & Company, merchants in Bristoll, to receive in Virginia or elsewhere all money, tobacco, goods, wares or merchandize owing to me or to Phillip Freeke & Company and to bring suite.
      Alexr. Parker
      27 June 1717. Wit: G. Eskridge, Benja. Berryman. 26 June 1717. Acknowledged by Alexr. Parker.
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      1716-1720 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 6, [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 201.
      Will of Elias Newjent, being sick and weak in body, dated 14 Oct. 1717.
      If anything left after my debts paid, my mother have it.
      Robt. Vaulx executor.
      Elias (X) Newjent
      Wit: Greff (X) Curtis, John (X) Floyd.
      27 Nov. 1717. Presented by Robert Vaulx his executor.
      Proved by both the witnesses.
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      1716-1720 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 6, [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 75. 23 Feb. 1718 (1719).
      William Brown, mulatto, being brought before me to shew cause why he doth not pay Robert Vaulx, Gent., executor of Elias Newgent 182 pounds of tobacco, and William not denying the debt, I order William to pay the same.
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      1716-1720 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 6, [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 475. 23 Feb. 1718 [1719].
      William Brown, mulatto, being brought before me to show cause why he doth not pay Robert Vaulx, Gent., 130 pounds of tobacco, and William owning the debt, I order William Brown to pay.
      Nath. Pope
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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. [S78] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. III, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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