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

Robert Beverley

Male 1635 - 1687  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name Robert Beverley  [1, 2
    Born Jan 1635  Beverley, Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Mar 1687  Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Mar 1687  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24446  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 

    Family ID F16190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine Armistead,   b. Abt 1644, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1692, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 28 Mar 1679  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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      Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, page 82
      register of Christ Church parish, Middlesex county, now at the Episcopal Theological Seminary
      Major Robert Beverley and Madam Katherine Hone were married in Gloster, March 28th, 1679.
    Children 
     1. William Beverley,   b. 4 Jan 1681, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia - christening Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 3 Aug 1702, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)  [natural]
     2. Thomas Beverley,   b. Abt 1682, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1686, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 4 years)  [natural]
     3. Catherine Beverley,   b. Abt 1684, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1730, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)  [natural]
     4. Christopher Beverley,   b. 19 Mar 1686, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1730, St. Stephen's Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F15550  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Byrd Carter,   b. Mar 1637, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1678, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married Abt 4 Apr 1667  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Harry Beverley,   b. 1669, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1731, Newlands, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
     2. Harry {addl records1} Beverley,   b. 1669, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1731, Newlands, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
     3. Harry {addl records2} Beverley,   b. 1669, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1731, Newlands, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary Beverley,   b. Between 1672 and 1677, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1694, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)  [natural]
     5. Robert Beverley,   b. 1673, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1722, Beverley Park, Drysdale Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     6. John Beverley,   b. Abt 1674, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1690, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 15 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F16187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Elizabeth MNU Beverley,   b. Bef 1646,   d. Bef 9 May 1663, Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 17 years) 
    Married Bef 1663  Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Peter Beverley,   b. 7 May 1663, St. Mary's Lowgate, Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1728, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F16189  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      The will of Major Robert Beverley, the original of which is on file at Middlesex Court-House, is as follows:
      In the name of God, Amen.
      I Robert Beverley of Mid'x Countie in Virg'na, being in Sound and perfect health, minde and memorie (praise be given to Allmighty God) yett considering the frailty of Man's life, Doe make this my last will and testament in Manner and form following, this present six and twentyeth day of August, 1686.
      And first I bequeath my soule to God who gave it and my body to be buried in a decent maner at the direction of my executrix.
      Item. My Will is that all my debts and dues be in convenient time paid after my decease.
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my eldest sonne Peter Beverley and to his heirs for ever all that my land in Gloster Countie lyeing upon Pianketank River, betwix the Creek called Chiescake Creek, and Hoccadey's (alias Baysey's) Creek and adjoining to and included in a Patent, with Five hundred acres formerly by me sold and passed away to Mr. John Mann of Gloster countie by deed under my hand and seale. But in case my sonne Peter shall happen to dye without heirs of his body by him lawfully begotten, then my will is that my said land above mentioned shall descend and goe and I give and bequeath the same to my second sonne Robert Beverley and to his heirs forever.
      Item. I give to my second sonne Robert Beverley and to his heirs forever, All that my plantation and devident of land on Poropotank Creek in Gloster Countie containing nine hundred and twenty acres be the same more or less.
      Item. I give unto my third sonne Harry Beverley and to his heirs forever, All that my Plantation and Devident of land situate in Rappahannock countie upon Gilson's Runne on which I have now a quarter situated and on which formerly Ralph Bodis was seated by me, containing by estimation according to the Patent thereof Sixteen hundred acres be the same more or less.
      Item. I give unto my sonne John Beverley and to his heirs forever three thousand acres of land part of the Devident of land situate in Rappahannock Countie on both sydes a great runne and commonly called and known by the name of Beverley Parke and adjoining on the one part thereof to Buttons Rainge. The Said three thousand acres to be contiguous and in a square or long square or neer that figure and to be by him made choice of at the age of twenty-one years out of the whole tract, or within three years after my decease at his pleasure and the lines and bounds thereof * * * to suit his Choyce (for ascertaining the same) to be put upon the records of Rap'a Countie, New Kent Countie tor in the Master secretaries office.
      Item. I give unto my sonne William Beverley and to his heirs forever all that my two plantations and devidents of land in Mid'x Countie, situate on or near the Rappahannock River, betwix the lands and plantations of Maj. Gen'll Robert Smith and Coll. Christopher Wormley comonly called Griffin's Neck being all the lands purchased by me of Mr. Tho. Evans.
      Item. I give unto my sonne Thomas Beverley three thousand acres of land part of the devident of land situate in Rapa. Countie and New Kent Countie on both Sydes a great runne and comonly called and known by the name of Beverley Parke, and adjoining on one part thereof to Button's Rainge, to him and his heirs forever. The said land to be laid out of the whole tract contiguous and in a long square or four square or as near such figure as the same may most conveniently be done and in such place & part of the said devident, next after his brother John Beverley's Choyce as he my said sonne Thomas shall desire to have the same land out, soe soon as he shall attaine to the age of twenty-one years, or immediately after his brother John's shall be ascertained by his first Choyce of his three thousand acres hereby this my will given to him.
      Item. I give to my dear and loveing wife Catherine, for and during her Naturall life and in lieu of her full right of dower in and to my lands, all that my Plantation and devident of land in Middlesex countie whereon I now live, situate on Rappahannock River, and purchased by me from Mr. Richard Parrott, Junior. Also one other Plantation and devident of land in Middlesex Countie situate on Pianketank River, and whereon I late lived, and now helled and knowed [sic in copy] by the name of Old Plantation, containing one hundred and sixty five acres according to the Patent thereof. Also all that my one halfe part of the one hundred acres of land and Plantation in Gloster Countie, for the whole if I happen to purchase the same before my death, comonly called and knowed by the name of North River quarter, and now held in partnership be-twix my brother Col. John Armistead and myself, alwaies provided shee my said wife doth accept the same as in full of all her right of dower to all other my lands whatsoever. And after my said wife's decease I give and bequeath the said three Plantations and lands belonging to them to my daughter Catherine Beverley and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten, and in case of her dyeing without issue of her body lawfully begotten, or for failure of such issue, then to my sonne Robert Beverley and to his heirs forever.
      Item. I give unto the Childe that my wife goeth with, be it male or female, and to its heirs forever all other my lands and Plantations not allready by this my will given and bequeathed, and for want of such childe or heir of its body lawfully begotten, that then and in such case I give all other my lands not in this my last will by me expressly given and named, unto my oldest sonne Peter Beverley and unto his heirs Male of his body lawfully begotten, and for want of such heirs Male of his body, then to my sonne Robert Beverley and to his heirs Male of his body lawfully begotten, and for want of such heirs Male of his body lawfully begotten, then to my sonne William Beverley and to his heirs forever.
      Item. I give to my daughter Mary Beverley one hundred and fifty pounds sterling money to be paid to her within one year after her day of marriage or at the age of one and twenty years which shall first happen.
      Item. I give unto my daughter Catherine Beverley two hundred pounds sterling to be paid to her within one year after her day of marriage or at her age of twenty-one years which shall first happen.
      Item. My will is and I doe hereby order and lend unto my dear and loving wife Catherine Beverley for and during her whole life-time all the household goods I shall dye possessed of at my dwelling Plantation, to say, all my Linen, Woollen, bedding, plate, pewter, brass, Ironware, Cub-bard, tables, chayres, stools, bedds or bedsteads with all other sort of household goods, household stuffe, working tools within doors & without, ploughs, Carts, Cartwheels, plough gheare or Cart gheare or horse harness and all other household Stuffe & Lumber whatsoever belonging to the house, barne, dary, Store & Plantation wherever and wherein I now live and which shall be in dayly use and occupation for and towards the same at the time of my death. All which my will is shall be shortly after my death duly & apart from my other personall estate Inventoried & appraised, and wholly left in the possession, use & occupation of my said wife for and during her whole naturall life free and without being charged for the use thereof. And after her decease I give all and every part thereof unto my two daughters Mary & Catherine or the survivor of them to be divided into thirds, to say, one third part thereof to my daughter Mary & two thirds part thereof to my daughter Catherine.
      Item. My will is that all other my personall estate whatsoever, whether in Middlesex Countie, Glo'tr Countie, Rapa. Countie or elsewhere in Virginia of what nature, and kinde soever, whether Slaves, Servants, Cattle, horses, sheep, merchandizing goads, debts or dues or whatsoever else may happen to be or belong to me at the time of my death in what part of the world soever and can or may be accounted part of my per-sonall estate, that the same and every part thereof be, with all possible convenience, duly inventoried and valued and appraised by two or three such good men as shall be nominated and appointed by Middlesex County Court to appraize the same upon their oaths, out of which goods, chattels, cattle &c. my will is my just debts, my funerall expenses & legacies here in this my will given be first paid and satisfied; and the remain, der thereof my will is that the same be divided and disposed in equall part & portion betwix my wife and children, either in Specificall kinde or in money Ste'lg, according to their valuation, at the Choyce & election of my executor or executors hereinafter named within one year after the probate of this my last Will, or eighteen months after my death, which shall first happen.
      Item. My will is and I doe hereby appoint my deare and loveing wife Catherine, my full and sole executrix of this my last will and testament soe long as she shall remain a Widdow, without giving any securieties for such executorship, but whenever she shall happen to marry or shall remove from Virginia, then my will is that in case she shall not before her removeing herself from Virginia (on any pretense whatsoever) or before her being married give good bond with two at least good & able securities to be bound jointly and severally in two thousand pounds sterling, at the least to the County Court of Mid'x on behalf of my Children & Legatees in this my will for ye due executing and performing of this my last will according to the true intent, meaning and purport thereof. That immediately after such departure out of the Countrie or such marriage without having first given such securities as aforesaid, this executorship hereby given her by this my will shall and doth immediately from that time forever thereafter cease and determine. And my farther will is that from & after ye said time or times of my wife's departure out of this countree or day of marriage which shall first happen, without having given such bond & securieties as aforesaid, That my three sonnes Peter, Robert, and William Beverley, and the survivors or survivor of them shall and I doe hereby nominate and make them joint Executors of this my last will and testament.
      In testimonie whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and put to my seale. And doe declare this to be my last will and testament which is contained and written on one sheet of paper on both sydes with my owne hand writing close written, with the addition only of those six lines in the second sheet contained. Hereby also utterly revoking and making void all other wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made. In presence of these severall witnesses by me called and desired to subscribe their names as witnesses.
      ROBERT BEVERLEY. [Seal].
      Sealed, delivered and published in the presence of us:
      RALPH WORMELEY. ROBERT SMITH. VIM. KITTO.
      WALTER KEOBLE. THOMAS BALLARD.
      Md. That at a Courte held for ye County of Middlesex ye 4th of April, 1687, Ralph Wormeley, Esqr; Mr. Robert Smith, Walter Keoble, & Thomas Ballard made oathe they see Maj'r Robert Beverley signe, seal & publish ye above written as his last will & testament, and that he was then in perfect health, strength, and memory.
      Recorded
      CHR. ROBINSON, Clk.
      A true copy [1892.]
      Test
      [Signed] B. B. CHOWNING, Clerk,
      Middlesex County Court.
      ===
      ===
      Essex County, Virginia Historical Society, Bulletin 11, May 1977
      Major Robert Beverley and His Three Sons: Peter, Robert and Harry
      By CHARLES W. H. WARNER

      Robert Beverley, the immigrant, who became known in Virginia history as Major Robert Beverley of Middlesex
      County came from a family long established among the British landed gentry in the County of Yorkshire. An ancient town by the name of Beverley is in this County. The Beverley family and the Fairfax family were closely related in England and continued a close association in 17th Century Virginia.
      Robert Beverley was probably the son of Peter Beverley of the City of Hull and his wife Susannah Hollis.
      Burke's Landed Gentry states that the Beverleys sold their land in Yorkshire to the Pennyman family about
      the time Robert Beverley came to Virginia.
      Robert Beverley came to Virginia in 1663 and settled in Middlesex County. It is obvious that he had acquired a good education for he was a lawyer and a surveyor. In 1670 he was elected to the House of Burgesses and in 1673 he was a Justice of Middlesex County. Robert Beverley became a strong supporter of Governor Berkeley and with others lent aid to the Governor and his forces in opposing the rebel, Nathaniel Bacon. After returning from refuge with Governor Berkeley and others on the eastern shore following Bacon's death, Major Beverley was very active and successful in suppressing those who had supported Bacon. On November 13, 1676 Governor Berkeley gave him a commission appointing him Commander of all his forces. Governor Berkeley appointed Major Beverley as a member of the Council. This was the upper house of the colonial government and such an appointment was a great honor in the Colony. As a member of the Burgesses, Robert Beverley was largely influential in their support of the Governor in the rebellion. They elected him their Clerk. ....

      ... Following Berkeley's removal from office by Charles II, His Majesty sent Commissioners to Virginia to investigate the causes of the rebellion. The three offenses charged against Beverley by the Commissioners
      were: refusal to surrender the records of the House of Burgesses, his efforts lo curtail the production of
      tobacco (he led a cutting down of tobacco plants in order to make a scarce crop force the price of tobacco
      up) and finally Beverley's opposition to certain taxes imposed by Governor Lord Howard of Effingham. In
      all these matters the record shows he had the full support of the House of Burgesses and of the Council. ...

      At the time of his death, through patents and purchase, he had become the largest landowner to that date in Virginia, over 38,000 acres of land. Major Beverley patented land in several counties including Essex, a part of which was located in that area which later became known as Blandfield plantation, the present beautiful structure having been erected by his grandson Col. William Beverley

      Major Robert Beverley married twice. His first wife was Mary, the widow of George Keeble of Lancaster
      Co. She appears to have been born a Carter. In the Lower Methodist Church of Middlesex Co. (originally
      an Episcopal Church) is a beautiful eulogy on her gravestone in the aisle. He married second Catherine,
      the widow of Major Theophilus Hone who was a sister of Col. John Armistead of "Hesse," Gloucester Co.
      The three sons of whom this sketch is concerned: Peter, Robert and Harry were the sons of his first wife, Mary. It is interesting to note here however, that by his second wife Catherine Armistead, Major Beverley became the grandfather of John Robinson, the greatest political leader of 18th Century Colonial Virginia who exerted such great influence as Speaker of the House of Burgesses and Treasurer of the Colony. ...

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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 267-268
      THIS INDENTURE made this Eighteenth day of Februarie 1679 And in ye two & thirtieth yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles the Second Between THEOPHILUS WALE [Veale] of County of Rappak: Plante., of the one pte., and ROBT. BEVERLEY of MIDDLESEX COUNTY Gentlmn on ye other parte, Witnesseth that the said THEOPHILUS WALE for Sixty pounds Sterling & two thousand weight of Merchantable Tobb. wth: Caske to containe ye same to him paid hath sold ye sd ROBT. BEVERLEY his heires & assignes forever all his ye sd THEOPHILUS WALES land & Plantacons rights & claimes within ye County of Rappak: in Virginia in wt, manner or any parte or parcel! thereof now due unto him or hereafter by vertue of any former right shall or might grow due unto him ye sd THEOPHILUS WALE & particularly ye Devident & plantacon whereon he now liveth or lately lived containing Two hundred & fifty acres of land, And Alsoe another tract lately survayed by Mr. GEORGE MORRIS containing by estimation Two hundred & sixty acres lying neer ye tract of land before mentioned in Rappak; County aforesd: with all their rights wth all houses, buildings & gardens and alsoe all ye Estate right To have and to hold unto sd ROBT. BEVERLEY his heires & assignes forever without ye lett of any persons whatsoever And Further sd THEOPLS. WALE doth promise to acknowledge this Deed by his lawful! Attorney in open Court held for Rappak: County when required & doth alsoe hereby binde himself in ye penal! sum & forfeiture of One hundred & fifty pounds Sterling that ELIZABETH his Wife if she :than happen to outlive him shall not make any ye least claime or right of Dower to any part of ye sd land neither by herslef or by any other for her or in her right, In Testimonie whereof ye sd THEOPLS. WALE hath put his hand and Seale
      in presence of us THOMAS SCOTT, THEOPHELUS WEALE
      WILLIAM SHEFFEILD, WILLIAM JEWELL
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae; 7 die Aprilis 1680
      ===
      1686-1690 Middlesex Co Va Order Book; Antient Press: (Page 304)
      Court 5th of September 1687
      - Whereas it was ordered at a Court helde for this County the 4th day of Aprill last that Mr WILLIAM CHURCHILL, Mr, ROBERT DUDLEY, Mr, RICHARD ROBINSON and Mr. THOMAS ROBY & CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON or any foure of them should meete at ye House late of Major ROBERT BEVERLEY, deced., upon the 15th day of July then next following and after there being sworne before one of his Majties: Justices of the Peace for this County. to proceed to the Appraisement of all the Estate of the said Major BEVERLEY. And the Clerke of this Court was ordered to attend the said appraisement to make a perfect Inventory of all the goods chattells rights and creditts of the said Major BEVERLEY: In pursuance whereof the said Apprs; haveing attended the same two dayes, but not being able in that time to finish the appraisement of all the said Estate, And it being represented to this Court by some of the Appraisers that altho they had appointed severall dayes since to meete about perfecting and ending the same, they had been hitherto kindred by sickness or other casual! impediments and therefore att ye request of Mr. PETER BEVERLEY on behalfe of MRS. CATHARINE BEVERLEY, Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of the said Major ROBERT BEVERLEY, It is ordered that Mr. JOHN NICHOLLS and Mr. CHRISTOPHER KILBEE bee added to the Appraisers and that they or any foure of them doe meete at the place aforesaid upon the 12th Instnat and the said two last added being sworne if they are pr:sent before one of his Majties: Justices of this County, that they proceed upon the Appraisemt. of all the said Estate until! the same bee compleately finished, And that the Clerke of this Court attend and make a perfect Inventory of the same: which is to bee returned to the next Court held for this County
      ===
      1686-1690 Middlesex Co Va Order Book; Antient Press: (Page 306)
      Court 14th of November 1687
      - MRS, CATHARINE BEVERLEY, Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of Major ROBERT BEVERLEY. deced., haveing according to the direction of the said Will, offered Mr. CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON and Mr, WILLIAM CHUCHILL to bee bound as securities togeather wth her, the said Executrix, in a Bond of two thousand pounds Sterling to the Justices of this Court for the due performance & execution of the said Will, And the said MRS BEVERLEY & her securities haveing entered into Bond for the same as aforesaid, they are allowed and accepted by this Court as sufficient securites for the same, And the said Bond is ordered to bee recorded: And kept in the Clerks Office of this Court
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

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      Note:
      Court Record Data
      Context Extract
      Comment See Beverley vs Fitzhugh CR-SC-H 1823? ID:11-16 for additional papers in this action
      Deed Samuel Fitzhugh &c to William Fitzhugh Jr. - Prince William Co. - 1818
      Defendant William Fitzhugh; Samuel Fitzhugh
      Locality DC; Prince William Co.; Stafford Co.; Jefferson Co.; MD (Washington Co.); MD (Charles Co.)
      Plaintiff Robert Beverley
      Tract Baylors tract & Whitleys tract - from Gen. Smallwood est.
      Administrative Information
      Record title Beverley vs Fitzhugh
      Year recorded 1823?
      Collection CR-SC-H
      Record ID 28-5
      ===
      1678-1680 Middlesex Co Va Order Book; Antient Press: (Page 111)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I MARGRIT BRIDGE Administratrix Mr. FRANCIS BRIDGE late of Middx. County Deced Doe nominate & appoint & in my place put my loveing Father in Law ROBERT BEVERLEY of the County aforesd my full and lawfull Attorney to appear for me in all Courtes of Record in Virga. as well to answer all such Actions as shall be Brought against me, as to Sue and impleade any person or persons on my behalfe, And alsoe to Accompt for agree pay & Satisfie whatsoever shall be found due from me as Admex. aforesd. And to receive & Discharge whatsoever shall appeare due to me, as he shall see occation, And to make and constitute one Attorney or more under him and at his pleasure to revoake And Whatsoever my said Attorney shall lawfully Act or Doe in ye premises I doe hereby ratifie & confirme to be as good & Authentique in Law as though I were present and did doe ye same. Witness my hand & Seale this Sixth day of May 1678
      in presence of us EDW: LAIGHT; MARGRIT BRIDGE
      WILLIAM SHEFFIELD
      Probat in Cur pr EDWD. LAIGHT WILLM. SHEFIELD 6 Die May 1678
      ===
      1690-1694 Middlesex Co Va Order Book; Antient Press: (Page 681)
      Court 5th day of March 1693/4
      - Capt, PETER BEVERLEY, Gardian to CATHERINE BEVERLEY, Daughter of Major ROBERT BEVERLEY, haveing brot. an action of the Case against Mr. JOHN ROBINSON &c., Exrs, of the Last Will and Testament of CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON, Esqr., deced,, by his Pettition sett forth that the said Major ROBERT BEVERLEY did by his Last Will and Testament bequeath unto his Wife, CATHERINE BEVERLEY, the use of all the household goods he dyed possessed of at his Dwelling Plantacon for & dureing hir naturall life and ordered the same shortly after his death apart from his other personall Estate to be Inventoryed & appraised and after the decease of the said CATHERINE to be devided in thirds, that is to say, 1/3 part to his Daughter, MARY. & 2/3 parts to his Daughter, CATHERINE, as by the said Last Will and Testament. recourse being thereunto had may & will fully appeare, persuant to wchi device the respective household goods of the said Testator at his Dwelling Plantation were inventoryed & appraised amounting to the sume of £210: 11:06 1/2, as p Inventory & Appraisement will appeare and were accordingly left in the possession of the aforesaid CATHERINE, the sd. Testators Widdow, who is now deced., but so it is may it please yor: Worshipps that the said CATHERINE, the said Testators Widdow, in hir life time intermarried with CHR: ROBINSON. Esqr.. who tooke into his possession all and every percell of the said household goods. and is since possest with the same, without surrendring the specificall goods or the vallue thereof according to appraisement as he ought to have done to the said MARY & CATHERINE, Daughters of the said Testator, who by venue of the said Testators Will have proper and the only intrest thereto, yor: Pettitionr: therefore hath in the quallity aforesaid, in behalfe of the said Orphant, CATHERINE BEVERLEY, hath brot: his suit against Mr. JNO: ROBINSON &c., Exrs, of the said CHR: ROBINSON Esqr„ & humbley prays this Worshipfull Court for the sume of One hundred and forty pounds & eight shillings Sterl., being the two third part of the vallue of the Household stuffe as aforesd.
      === land mentioned
      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 348
      THIS INDENTURE made the fifteenth day of June 1728 Between HARRY BEVERLEY of Newland in County of Spotsylva of one part and ROBERT BEVERLEY of place and County aforesd WITNESSETH that the sd Harry for the natural love & affection that he hath & beareth to his aforesd Son Robert and for his better advancement in this world and for several other causes hath granted unto his said Son Robert all the residue which he the said Harry hath not already sold & parted with of these two tracts of land following being in the Parish of South farnham in County of Essex (to wit) one Tract of land containing 2000 acres granted to ROBERT BEVERLEY Father to said Harry by Patent date the 20th day of April 1670 and in the Second year of the Reign of King Charles the Second and one other tract of land containing 3000 acres granted to the sd Robert Beverley Father of sd Harry by Patent date the 21st of September 1674 wch sd tracts of land were given and bequeathed to sd Harry by his Father as by his last Will may appear
      Signed in the presence of us W. BEVERLEY, Harry Beverley
      WM LICORISH
      At Court held for Essex County at Tappa on the 16th day of July 1728
      This Deed of Gift Indented to his Son admitted to record.

  • Sources 
    1. [S72] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

    2. [S62] Essex County Virginia Historic Homes, Robert LaFollette, Anita Harrower, Gordon Harrower, (Name: 2002;), ISBN 0-9356343-29-4., 93.
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