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

Patrick Spence

Male Abt 1686 - 1740  (~ 53 years)


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  • Name Patrick Spence 
    Born Abt Nov 1686  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Mar 1740  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24496  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Patrick Spence,   b. 1658, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 30 May 1695, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 37 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Penelope Youell,   b. Abt 1662, Kent County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1716, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1680  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Female Eskridge,   b. Abt 1698, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1722, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years) 
    Married 1715  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances Spence,   b. Bef 1719, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1744, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F16234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jemima Pope,   b. Abt 1703, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1755, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1720  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Patrick Spence,   b. Abt 1724, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1755  (Age ~ 32 years)  [natural]
     2. Youell Spence,   b. Abt 1726, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1755  (Age ~ 30 years)  [natural]
     3. Jemima Spence,   b. Abt 1727, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1790, Woodford County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary Spence,   b. Abt 1730, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1755  (Age ~ 26 years)  [natural]
     5. Elizabeth Pope Spence,   b. 1733, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1766, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F16235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 10 December 1739 and proved 25 March 1740 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
      "To son Patrick Spence all the lands I now liveon as also my lands in Nomony forest, also 1/3 of my stock and household goods, also six choice slaves.
      To son Youell Spence all my lands below Nominy Ferry, being the land given me by Mr. Youell Watts, deceased.
      After my wife Jemima's thirds are set apart the rest of my estate to be equally divided between my four children Elizabeth Spence, Jemima Spence, Mary Spence and Youell Spence;
      All my estate to be left together until son Patrick comes of age.
      Executors to be my wife Jemima and son-in-law Nicholas Minor Junior", until my son Patrick comes of age, then he to be my executor. Witnesses: William Campbell, Edward Randdell, Joseph McAdam."

      Patrick, orphan son of Patrick Spence, appeared in the Westmoreland County
      Court in January 1706, and elected George Eskridge as his guardian. According to Virginia law, he had to be fourteen years of age to do so. To be listed as an minor orphan he would have been under 21 years of age. Therefore, his birthdate can be calculated as 1685 to 1692.

      Rust, Samuel, 16 Aug. 1717; 26 March 1718. The plantation where he lives to Mr. Patrick Spence and his father in law Capt. George Eskridge; sons Jeremiah, Peter, John, Matthew, George William and Benjamin Rust my lands and personal property; daughters Anne Harrison and Hannah Rust; wife Martha and son Jeremiah exrs; the heirs of John Clements to have my land called Middleton's Neck.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:p4Rqc7UIIdgJ:www.ajourneypast.com/rust will.html+%22spence+research+paper%22&hl=en
      URL title: The Will of Samuel Rust
      Note:
      Pages 254-62.
      1712-1716 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 5, [John Frederick Dorman];
      Will of Samuel Rust of Westmoreland County, dated 16 Aug. 1715.

      Unto Mr. Patrick Spence during his natural life the plantation whereon he now lived adjoyning to the land of Mr. James Coleman as the line between them now stands and the inmost line in the woods next Coleman's and on that side of the runn next Mr. Thomas Bonam's and Coleman's, he not making any wast on the land nor selling nor making use of any timber save for the use of the plantation. If Mr. Patrick Spence thinks fitt, the dwelling house given him by his father in law Capt. George Eskridge may stand as it now does on the other side of the runn and he have land adjoining to the house for necessary houses and gardening.

      To my son Peter Rust after the decease of Mr. Patrick Spence the plantation whereon Patrick now lives with the land adjoining but in case Peter dies before he comes to the age of twenty one yeares or without issue, the plantation fall to my son Matthew Rust and his heirs. Also to my son Peter Rust two Negroe boys Jack and Billy, but in case he dies as aforesaid, to my two sons John and Matthew Rust. My son Peter be constantly kept at school from ten to twelve yeares of age out of the profitts of my estate. He have a feather bed, bolster, rugg, blanketts and sheets in case he my son Peter Rust comes to the age of twenty one yeares or day of his marriage.

      To my son Matthew Rust the moyety of that tract of land on which Mr. Patrick Spence now lives, the whole containing 300 acres, to be equally divided as to quantity and quality between Matthew and Peter Rust, and also to Matthew one feather bed, bolster, rugg, blanketts and pair of sheets, one iron pott containing about five gallons, one new ceder pail and piggon, a roan stone hors, one cow and calf, a sow and piggs and three two year old hoggs and 3000 pounds of tobacco out of the profitts of my mill and a larg chest commonly called Matthew's chest. Unto my son George Rust all that neck of! land (up to the old hors road) wherein William Allen and Henry Self now lives. William Allen shall not be turn'd of[f] the plantation whereon he now lives for seven years from the date of these presents nor Henry Self for five years provided Allen and Self duly pay their rents, which rents my executors shall be accountable for to my son George when he shall arrive to the age of twenty one.

      To my son George a feather bed, bolster, rugg, pair of blanketts and pair of sheets, a cow and calfe and 3000 pounds of tobacco out of the profitts of my mill when he shall arrive to the age of seventeen yeares and he have a chest commonly called George's and two yeares schooling at the charge of my executors.

      To my son John Rust the plantation now in his possession with all my land adjoyning to it being in the pattent of Earle's for a thousand acres, also one feather bed being a new one with rugg, blanketts, pair of sheets, one iron pott about four gal:, a frying pan now at my mill, a cow and calf, a cerder pail and piggon, a sow and piggs and three two year old hoggs and 3000 pounds of tobacco out of the profitts of my mill and a chest commonly called John's chest.

      To my son Wm. Rust the plantation whereon he now lives and all that neck of land between his house and my mill save 15 acres on the point next adjoyning to the mill.

      To my son William a suite of wearing apparell with hatt and cane and Wm. have out of the profitts of my mill all such corn and wheat as he shall have occasion for the use of his own family, as also a bill now in his possession payable to me from William Jones for 2700 pounds of tobacco.

      To my son Jeremiah Rust 200 acres commonly called Potter's Neck, now in the possession of Wm. Knott, with 15 acres adjoining to my mill formerly reserved, also a feather bed, bolster, rugg, pr. of blanketts, pr. of sheets, two cowes and calves, a gray hors called Wipster, a Negro man Adam, an iron pott and six or seven gal:, a larg new frying pan. Further to my son Jeremiah Rust that neck of land called the White Marsh Neck and in case he dies without heirs then to my son Peter Rust.

      To my daughter Anne Harrison one Negro girl Moll and 5000 pounds of tobacco to be paid her by my executors out of the profitts of my mill, also one large brass kettle.

      To my daughter Hannah Rust one Negro girl Sarah, one feather bed with bolster, quilt, rugg, blanketts and sheets, one brass kettle about twenty gallons, and 5000 pounds of tobacco to be paid out of the profitts of my mill at the age of eighteen or day of marriage.

      To my son Benja. Rust one gray mare, one cow and calf and a chest commonly called Ben's chest and he be kept at school from the first of October untill February next and have his full share of the cropp now standing and the benefitt of his labour hereafter during the time he lives with his brother Jeremiah, and one father bed, rugg, blanketts and sheets out of the profitts of my estate.

      To my loving wife Martha Rust the plantation whereon we now live during her natural life and after her decease to my son Benja. Rust and his heirs, and in case my son Benja. Rust desires to settle himself during the life of his mother, he have liberty to build and settle on the further side of the land.

      To my loving wife Martha a still worm and tubb, all my casque, two cowes and calves, four sheep, the feather bed and furniture on which we now lay, one Negro woman Betty, a larg brass kettle, an iron pot with six gallons and an iron pott about three gal: with hooks to the, one black hors named Luke, a large chest, truncks and boxes commonly called hers during her natural life, and after her deceased all the above be equally divided between my sons Jeremiah Rust and Benja. Rust, save the Negro woman Betty with her increase, in any, to be divided between my sons to whom no negroes is given.

      To my loving wife Martha one third part of the profitts of my mill during her natural life and after her decease to descend to my son Jeremiah Rust. The heirs of John Clements have that parcell of land called Rich Neck and parcell called Middleton's Neck. Three or five men vallue Middletown's Neck and my white marsh neck and in case they shall adjudge that Middleton's Neck is not of equall value with the white marsh neck then the men shall lay of[f] as much land in the white marsh neck and ad[d] to Middleton's neck as shall make them of equall value, they taking of my white marsh neck that part that is adjoyning to Middleton's neck.
      All my personal estate be equally divided between my wife Martha Rust and my son Jeremiah Rust, who I appoint joynt executors. In case my son Jeremiah dies without issue then my mill descend equally to John and Benja. Rust. Signed Samuel Rust.
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      24Vol. IV, p.674. Penelope4 Youell, b. prior to 1670, md. 1st, Patrick Spence 2nd, son of Patrick Spence, Sr., and wife, Dorcas. Patrick Spence 2nd d. about 1701. By Dec. 1, 1702, Penelope had married Thomas Thompson. By Patrick Spence 2nd, she had: 1. Patrick5 Spence, 3rd, who md. about 1715, a dau. of Col. George Eskridge, (first name unknown), who d. soon after her marriage. He md. 2nd, before 1722, Jemima Pope, dau. of Lawrence Pope. 2. Thomas Spence, md. Ann, or Alice, Thomason
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      1705-1707 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part I [Antient Press]; Page 71
      Westmoreland County Court 30th ofJanuary 1706/07
      - ESKRIDGE Guardian to T. SPENCE THOMAS SPENCE, Son of
      PATRICK SPENCE, late of this County, deceased, prayed liberty to elect GEORGE ESKRIDGE, Gent., his Guardian which is accordingly admitted
      - ESKRIDGE Guardian to P. SPENCE PATRICK SPENCE, Son of
      PATRICK SPENCE, late of this County, deceased, prayed liberty to elect GEORGE ESKRIDGE, Gent., his Guardian which is accordingly admitted
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=141&last=&g_p=G3&co llection=NN Grant
      Title Spence, Patrick.
      Publication 22 November 1706.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 63 acres beg.g &c to the lands of Jeremy Jadwin and James Orchard.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 3, 1703-1710, Page 141 (Reel 288).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=134&last=&g_p=GA&co llection=NN Grant
      Title Spence, Patrick.
      Publication 23 March 1724.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Grantee(s): Spence, Patrick; Sturman, Thos.; James, Thoms. and Hardwitch, George.
      Description: 1678 acres.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants A, 1722-1726, Page 134, folio (Reel 290).
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      1723-1726 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds & Will Book 8, Part 1 [Antient Press]; Page 117-118
      THIS INDENTURE made this twenty forth day of June in the second year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God of Britain
      France and Ireland, King, &c., And in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and Twenty nine; Between THOMAS SPENCE and PATRICK SPENCE of the County of Westmoreland of one part and PENELOPIE HIGGINS, Daughter and heir of AUGUSTINE HIGGINS, Gent,, deced., of aforesaid County of other part; Witnesseth that THOMAS SPENCE and PATRICK SPENCE in consideration of the sum of five shilings of good and lawful money of Great Britain to them in hand paid by PENELOPIE HIGGINS, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, have and by these presents do bargaine and sell unto PENELOPIE HIGGINS her heires Two hundred acres of land be the same more or less scituate in the Parish of Cople and County aforesaid and bounded; Beginning between two Beaver Dams att the mouth of a Branch and running up the Branch to the Ridge Path to a white Oak and from thence running along a line of mutt, trees by or nigh the Ridge Path to a corner tree in the line of JOSEPH MOXLEY and down said MOXLEYs line to the Main Run that divides this land and the land of Colonel! WILLIAM FITZHUGH & down the main Run to the first beginning; To have and to hold the two hundred acres of land with all its rights members and appurtenances unto PENELOPIE HIGGINS and her assigns dureing the term of one whole year paying therefore the Rent of one ear of Indian Corn at the Feast of St, Michael the Arch Angell yearly (only if lawfully demand) to the intent that by vertue hereof and of the Statute for transfering uses into possession PENELOPIE HIGGINS may be the the actual! possession of the land and premises and be thereby enabled to take a Release of the inheritance thereof to her and her heirs; In Witness whereof, the parties to these presents their hands and seal have interchangeably sett and affixed the day and year first above
      written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      JAMES THOMAS, THOS: SPENCE
      SAMLL, EARLE JUNR. PAT: SPENCE
      TN(); FOOTMAN
      Westmoreld, ss, At a Court held for the sd. County the 25th day of. June 1729 THOMAS SPENCE and PATRICK SPENCE personally acknowledged this Deed of Lease of
      Land by them passed to MRS, PENELOPE HIGGINS to be their proper act and deed, which on the mocon of EDWARD BARRADALL, Attorney for the sd. PENELOPE, is admitted to Record Test G, TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the fifth day of July 1729 pr. G. T., C. C. W.
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      Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Vol IV, Westmoreland Co. Va {Peggy Joyner}
      PATRICK SPENCE, THOMAS STURMAN, THOMAS JAMES, GEORGE HARDWITCH; no wart, survd 1724/25; 1,678 a. on Rappa Crk in Cople Parish according to reputed bounds of a pat. granted Margrett Miles in 1656 & granted
      since to Thos Dyas for 1,200 a. Surv. Thomas Newton.

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