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

John Smith

Male 1662 - 1698  (36 years)


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  • Name John Smith  [1
    Birth 1662  Purton, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 14 Apr 1698  Purton, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24337  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father John Smith,   b. 12 Sep 1627, Stoneyhurst, Burnley Parish, Lancaster, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Feb 1680, Purton, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Bernard,   b. Bef 1636, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Apr 1698, Purton, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 1652  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Warner,   b. Abt 1665, "Warner Hall" Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Nov 1700, Purton, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Marriage 17 Feb 1680  Purton, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mildred Smith,   b. 20 Feb 1682, Purton, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1705, Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 22 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Mary Smith,   b. 29 Apr 1684, Purton, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 Jun 1684, Purton, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. John 'Puron' Smith,   b. 18 Jul 1685, Purton, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1712, Purton, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 26 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Augustine Smith,   b. 16 Jun 1687, Purton, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1726, Shooters Hill, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 40 years)  [Father: natural]
     5. Elizabeth Smith,   b. 25 May 1690, Purton, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     6. Phillip Smith,   b. 1 Jun 1695, Purton, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Jul 1743, Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 48 years)  [Father: natural]
     7. Anne Smith,   b. 2 Nov 1697, Purton, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1700, Purton, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 2 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F16097  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
    • The Smiths of Virginia; Wm. and Mary Qrtly., Vol. 4, No. 1
      Transcribed by Kathy Merrill for the USGenWeb Archives Special Collections Project

      Sources:
      -Lewis, Merriwethers, and Their Kin, by Sarah Lewis Anderson, first published 1938, Page 214
      -William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1, Jul 1893, Page 3-21
      -Genealogy of Virginia Families, 1991 by Genealogy Publishing, Baltimore County, Maryland, vol. V, Page 330
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      Will of Edward Porteus.
      Encloses a small list of debts to be paid.
      To the poor of Petsoe parish, where he now lives, £8.
      To Mary Cox and her children the debt her deceased husband owed him, and £4 to clothe the children.
      To George Major, Sr., £5.
      To James Murr two cows, and to his sister Rachell two cows and £4.
      To the poor of Newbottle parish, Scotland (where his father's estate is), £8 to be remitted to his friend Mr. James Fowlis, merchant in London, and sent to testator's sisters for distribution.
      To William Allen one cow.
      To John Gardner and his wife one cow.
      To Nathaniel Mills, formerly his servant, a cow and a calf.
      To Mr. Thomas Buckner and his wife £10.
      To Mr. David Alexander and his wife £10.
      To his sister Mary (wife of Mr. Thomas Lawry) £20.
      To his sister Isobell £25.
      To his sister Elizabeth £20.
      To his sister Christian £25.
      To his wife his horse Jack with her saddle and furniture; also her clothing and his largest silver tankard and caudle cup, a featherbed and furniture, the time his English servant maid Betty has to serve, and his Negro girl Cumbo.

      His personal estate not to be appraised or valued, but his wife to have a third of it in kind for her dower, the rest going to his son Robert, whim he names executor.

      Asks his friend Capt. John Smith of Purton to act as executor during Robert's minority, leaves him £9 and his wife 20s. for a ring; testator's wife may be executor is unmarried.

      Negroes and servants to be kept on his plantations, also the stock, and produce sent yearly to England.

      He had received £20 from Alderman Jeffreys, and wants £16 of it sent to his four sisters, through either James Fowlis or Jeffrey Jefferys, Esq., to whom he leaves 20s. for a ring.

      Asks an accounting from his brother-in-law Thomas Lawry of management of his father's estate in Newbotle in Scotland. Value of this estate some £60 yearly he wants for his son Robert; the estate has been in their name for may generations.

      Signed 23 February 1693/4. Witness Sarah Buckner, Richard Bradshaw (his mark).

      Admon. 24 October 1700 to Jeffrey Jeffreys of the parish of St. Andrews Undershaft, London, for estate of Edward Porteus, late of Gloucester County, Virginia, deceased, so far as concerns money owed by James Fowlis, merchant, of London, to deceased; during absence of Margret Porteus, now in Virginia; the other executor John Smith is dead.

      Source:
      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/VTLS/CR/04793/index.html Survey Report Image
      Survey Report No. SR 04793
      Microfilm Reel No. NOT FILMED
      Author Principal Probate Registry Class: Will-Register Books 157-158 NOEL.
      Title Will of Edward Porteus
      Publication 1700
      Gen. note Probate Act Book 1700, 184

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Fielding Lewis.

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