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

William Smith

Male Bef 1664 - Bef 1734  (< 70 years)


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  • Name William Smith  [1
    Birth Bef 1664  Abbington Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Bef 24 Sep 1734  St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26584  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Lawrence Smith,   b. 29 Mar 1630, Stoneyhurst, Burnley Parish, Lancaster, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Aug 1700, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Debnam,   b. Bef 1636, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 28 Sep 1651  Kingsdown, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15510  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Ballard,   b. 1687, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1734, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 48 years) 
    Marriage Bef 1703  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susannah Smith,   b. 1707, Abbington Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 Sep 1790, Louisa County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 83 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Thomas Ballard Smith,   b. 1713, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Jan 1778, Trinity Parish, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 65 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Sarah Smith,   b. Abt 1708, Abbington Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1764, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 57 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. William Smith,   b. Bef 1708, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1729, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 23 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F17731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 

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      1722-1749 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book A, Administration Bonds; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      £500 Richard Phillips, admr. of William Smith, gent., decd., with Edwin Hickman and John Holloday, sec. July 2, 1734.
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Augt. 6, 1734. Thomas Ballard Smith, son and heir of William Smith, Gent., of Spts. Co., Decd., to Richard Phillips of afsd. Co. £20 curr., interest in plantation in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. pat. by Wm. Smith, Decd., afsd., Oct. 31, 1726, and conveyed by him to Phillips as by Deeds, etc. Edwin Hickman, Wm. Waller, Edward Blackley. Augt. 6, 1734.
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      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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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 45
      Deed. 10 Sept 1704. Charles Smith of St Marys parish, Essex Co, gent, sells Thos Short of St Anne par, merchant, for £50. Sterling, one half of a Water Corn Mill, commonly called Smiths Mill. at head of Blackburne's Creek in St Anns parish. 1 acre having been purchased of Wm Brown 6 Sept 1703 and 2 acres purchased by Smith of Wm Price 7 Sept 1703. Signed Charles Smith
      Wit: Henry Byrom
      Tho Stretton Ack and rec 11 Sept 1704.
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 94-95.
      10 April 1708. William Smith of Gloucester County, Gent., to Charles Taliaferro of Essex County, Gent. For £15.
      All his interest in 200 acres in St. Mary's Parish within the bounds of a patent of 4972 acres granted unto Mr. Lawrence Smith late of Glouster County 25 May 1671 ... down the river to run called Hasly Run ... upon the edge of the hills
      Wm. Smith
      Wit: Augustine Smith, Salvator Muscoe, Francis Moore.
      10 April 1708. Acknowledged by William Smith.
      10 April 1708. Bond of William Smith of Gloucester County, Gent., to Charles Taliaferro'of Essex County, Gent. For £30. To perform the covenants in the deed.
      Wm. Smith
      Wit: Augustine Smith, Salvator Muscoe, Francis Moore.
      10 April 1708. Acknowledged.

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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 100. Deed of Gift. William Smith of the Par, of Abington in the County of Gloucester, Gent., gives "for and in consideration of the natural affection and Brotherly love which I have and bear unto my wel beloved brother Augustine Smith of the parish of St Ann in the county of Essex", 920 acres, this land having been patented by William Smith for his brother Augustine, due to his being remote from the Gen'l, Court and he paying expenses. This land lying on branches of Occupation Run and branches of Cockel Shell Creek and bounded by land of Richard Robinson and the line of Mrs Beth Gilson, an Indian Path, etc. Said patent granted 6th April 1712.
      Wit: signed Wm Smith
      Salvator Muscoe
      Abraham Merchant
      Isaac Walters Recorded 12 February 1712/13.
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 211. Lease and Release. 8 and 9 March 1713/14. William Smith of the parish of Abington in the county of Gloster Gent [sic Gloucester] sells Lawrence Taliaferro of St Marys Par., Gent., for £96. Sterling and 3000 lb. tobo., 700 acres on S. side of Rappa., bounded by "a Line of Massaponax Patent", Massaponax Swamp, near the Round Marsh, the river bank, etc.
      Wits
      Aug't Smith signed William Smith
      Cha's Taliaferro
      J White
      Rec. 11 March 1713/14
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 214. Lease and Release. 9 and 10 March 1713/14. William Smith of Abington Par. Gloucester Co., Gent., sells to Charles Taliaferro of St. Marys Par. Essex Co., Gent., for £30. Sterling, 420 acres in St M. Par. Description of property incomplete. 200 acres thereof by deed dated 10 Apl 1708. On Rappa. River at the mouth of Haysell run, etc.
      Wits
      Aug't Smith signed William Smith
      Richard Johnson
      Wm Marohant
      Rec. 11 March 1713/4
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      1716-1718 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 15, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 31-35: 17-18 May 1717., William Smith of Abbington Parish Glouester, County Gent to Richard Johnson of St. Marie's Parish, Essex county planter. Lease and release for 150 sterling 200 acres in St. Maries parish, joing to the upperline of John Greshams land ... the mouth of giles run... up the river Wm. Smith
      Wit: Lawrence Taliaferro, Jno Taliaferro Jr, Robert Taliaferro.
      21 May 1717 Acknowledgement
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      1724-1730 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book, Part 3; [Antient Press}:
      Spotsylvania County Court 5th of February 1728/9; Page 289
      - On petition of THOMAS BALLARD SMITH, he is allowed for four days attendance as he was summoned an evedence for WILLIAM SMITH Gentn. against JOHN BUSH; It is therefore ordered that the said WILLIAM SMITH do pay him the same alias Exo.
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      1725-1728 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 219
      THIS INDENTURE made the Third day of February in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty six, Between FRANCIS SMITH of KING and QUEEN County of the one part and EDWARD PIGG of Spotsylvania County of other part; Wittnesseth that FRANCIS SMITH in consideration of sum of fifty pounds of sweet scented tobacco to him in hand paid by EDWARD PIGG the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto EDWARD PIGG one hundred acres of land lying in Spotsylvania County on the North side of the MIDDLE RIVER and is bounded; Beginning at two red Oaks and a white Oak standing on the North side of the MIDDLE RIVER it being a corner to the said PIGG's Land, thence North ten degrees East two hundred and ninety poles [along the line that divides this land from the said EDWARD PIGG's land] to a corner red Oak of the said PIGG's, thence South East fifty eight poles to a white Oak, thence South ten degrees West two hundred and twenty eight poles to a Hickory, thence South seventeen degrees East fourty eight poles to two Spanish Oaks on a Branch, thence down the run of the Branch the severall courses thereof to the River and thence up the River the several courses thereof to the beginning place and the rents and profitts thereof; To have and to hold the land and premises with appurtenances unto EDWARD PIGG his heirs paying therefore the rent of one ear of Indian corne at the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel only if the same be lawfully demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession EDWARD PIGG may be in the actual possession of the premises and thereby enabled to take a release of the inheritance thereof to him and his heirs, In Wittness whereof FRANCIS SMITH hath hereunto sett his hand and seal the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us
      JONATHAN CLARK, FRANCIS SMITH
      JOHN CONNOR
      WILLIAM his mark SMITH
      JOHN ROGERS
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the Second day of May Anno Dom: 1727 FRANCIS SMITH acknowledged this his Deed of Lease for land unto EDWARD PIGG at whose motion the same is admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
      === witness
      1725-1728 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 220-221
      THIS INDENTURE made the fourth day of February in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty six; Between FRANCIS SMITH of the County of KING and QUEEN of one part and EDWARD PIGG of County of Spotsylvania of other part; Wittnesseth that FRANCIS SMITH in consideraton of sum of two thousand pounds of sweet scented tobacco and cask to him in hand paid by EDWARD PIGG the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto EDWARD PIGG and to his assigns one hundred acres of land lying in Spotsylvania County which land was given to FRANCIS SMITH by the Last Will and Testament of PETER ROGERS deceased and is part of a tract of eighteen hundred and sixty acres granted to JOHN MADISON, JOHN ROGERS, PETER ROGERS, HENRY PIGG, EDWARD PIGG and JOHN YORK by Pattent dated the first day of April] one thousand seven hundred and seventeen and is part of the land JOHN MADISON's part or share of the said tract which PETER ROGERS bought and is bounded, Beginning [the description of the bounds of the land repeated as in the Lease above], To have and to hold the parcel] of land and premises with appurtenances unto EDWARD PIGG his heirs to be holden to Our Sovereign Lord the King his heirs by the quit rents accustomed and FRANCIS SMITH the land and premises with appurtenances against the claim of all persons unto EDWARD PIGG his heirs will warrent and for ever defend by these presents; In Wittness whereof FRANCIS SMITH hath hereunto sett his hand and seal the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us
      JONATHAN CLARK FRANCIS SMITH
      JOHN CONNOR
      WILLIAM his mark SMITH
      JOHN ROGERS
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the Second day of May Anno Dom: 1727 FRANCIS SMITH acknowledged this his Deed of Release for land unto EDWARD PIGG at whose motion the same is admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
      === land mentioned
      1725-1728 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 322-323
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I GEORGE PROCKTER of Saint George Parish in Spotsylvania County do for the love and affection I bear to my lawfull begotten Daughter, ELIZABETH, and GEORGE HOME her lawfull Husband and more especially in consideration of the celebration of Nuptials between them, the said ELIZABETH and GEORGE, do give grant and betroth unto the said ELIZABETH and GEORGE her Husband and to their heirs one parcell of land or woodland ground containing one hundred and eighty acres of land lying in the aforesaid County and on the Branches of DEEP RUN and bounded, Beginning at a Spanish Oak and white Oak corner to the said PROCKTER's in WILLIAM SMITH's line, thence with his lines North thirty degrees East one hundred and sixty poles to a small Hickory and two red Oaks another corner of the said PROCKTER in said SMITH's line, thence North forty degrees West sixty eight poles to a red Oak corner to THOMAS MORRIS, thence with the said MORRIS's line North sixty degrees West one hundred and twenty poles to a black Oak and Hickory in said MORRIS's line, and on the head of PINY BRANCH, thence South thirty degrees West two hundred and twenty poles to two black Oaks, a Spanish Oak and a red Oak in another line of the Said PROCTOR's thence withPROCTOR's line to the beginning being South seventy degrees East, To have and to hold the parcell of land and premises with the appurtenances rents reversions and services thereof to GEORGE HOME and ELIZABETH his Wife and I do hereby warrent and defend the land from every person to which I have put my hand and seal this third day of July in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty eight and in the second year of the Reign of King George the Second
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of
      WILLIAM JOHNSON GEORGE signum PROCKTER
      JOHN CHEW
      At a Court continued and held for Spotsylvania County July the Third 1728 GEORGE PROCKTER acknowledged this his Deed of Gift for land unto his Daughter ELIZABETH and to her Husband, GEORGE HOME, at whose motion the same was admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
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      1731-1734 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book B; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      July 6, 1731. John x Duett of St. Mark's Par., Spts. Co., to William Smith of same Par. and County. £10, 400 a. in St. Mark's Par., Spts. Co., in great fork Rappk. River granted sd. Duett by pat. Sept. 28, 1728. W. Russell, Francis x Michael, Thomas Byrn. July 6, 1731.
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      1742-1751 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book D; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Jany. 12, 1744. George Woodroof of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., and Jane, his wife, to Henry Pendleton of same Par. and county. £33 curr. 300 a. granted by pat. to William Smith, Gent., Decd., Sept. 28, 1728, in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Edwd. Jones, Wm. Searcy, Wm. Woodroof. Feby. 5, 1744.
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      1766-1771 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book G; [William Armstrong Crozier]; page 257
      Augt. 3, 1767. John Davenport of Spts. Co. and Mary, his wife, and George Lumsden of Louisa, to Andrew Cochrane, Wm. Cunninghame, John Stewart & Co. of City of Glasgow, Merchts. ?120 curr. to sd. Davenport and wife and 5 shill. to sd. Lumsden. 320 a. in Spts. County, first granted Wm. Smith by pat. and the sd. Smith, dying intestate the tract descended to Thomas Ballard Smith, his eldest son and heir at law, who, together with Richard Phillips, conveyed the sd. land, by Deeds, Septr. 24, 1734, to George Woodroof, and by the sd. Woodruff conveyed to Henry Pendleton, who conveyed the same to John Davenport. No witnesses. Augt. 3, 1767.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS; Patent Book 7 page 279
      MR. AUGUSTINE SMITH & MR. WILLIAM SMITH, 6500 acs., in Rappa. & New Kent Co.'s; adj. 4600 acs. of Capt. Lawrence Smith; by the Bever damms, neere head of the Reedy Br., &c. 21 Apr. 1684, Page 386. Granted to Capt. Lawrence Smith & Capt. Robert Beverley, 16 Nov. 1674, deserted, & now granted by order &c. Trans. of 92 pers.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS; Patent Book 9 page 96
      DAVID BRAY, RICHARD WHARTON, HENRY LIGHTFOOT, & ROBERT AMBROSE, 6500 acs., in Essex & K. & Q. Counties, 2 May 1705, Page 669. Adj. 4600 acs, of Capt. Lawrence Smith; beg. at the Beaver Dams near head of the reedy br., &c. Granted Mr. Augustin Smith & Wm. Smith, 21 Apr. 1684, deserted, & now granted by order, &c. Trans. of 130 pers: Isaac Jamart, Robt. Dale, Ruffeild, Bertrand, John Hurst, Richd. Lowder, Jane Scott, John Rice, James Mocke, John Rogers, Robt. Holman, Tho. Aymen, Peter Freese, Wm. Rea, Wm. Martin, Colem Mackemie, Tho. Amoir, Geo. Ruff, Francis Williams, Wm. Sugar, Sarah Taft, John Yeats, Wm. Casey, Phill. Litchfeild, Robt. Tolt, Patrick Whalin, Tho. Read, Edwd. Mackile, Margt. Mackdaniell, Edwd. Malahan, John Linch, Edwd. Rick, Peter Ineas, John Tandy, James Prad, Richd. Robinson, Fra. Dodson, Richd. Farrington, Marmad. Reddin, Tho. Thompson, Mary Hazleton, Richd. Robinson, Mary Manton, Dennise Cromer, Tho. Carrington, Wm. Williams, Tho, Hucklescott, Mary Simpson, Wm. a Scotch boy, Richd. Robinson, Wm. Miller, Edwd. Maxfeild, Sarah Grim- stead, Richd. Robinson, Robt. ___, Wm. Powell, Edwd. Hughes, John Alexander, Cornelius Moore, John Rochfort, Fra. Mathews, John Day, John Magore, Wm. Holly, Jeffery Adams, John Burgh, John Welbeloved, Abraham Hobden, Tho. Baily, Tho. Newsister, John Strange, Geo. Townsing, Tho. Searle, Martha Curtis, Joseph Cunningham, Cha. Cross, Wm. Loyd, Joseph Lane, John Francis, Tho. ___, Richd. Robinson, Junr., Martha Dag (or Day), John Thomas, John Martyr, Anne Martyr (or Marlyr), Jane Brown, Manuel Symon, Parare - (?), John Dolocroas (?), John Dingwell.
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      1679-1689 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 7; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 278
      MR. AUGUSTINE SMITH & MR. WILLIAM SMITH, 6500 acs., in Rappa. & New Kent Co.'s; adj. 4600 acs. of Capt. Lawrence Smith; by the Bever damms, neere head of the Reedy Br., &c. 21 Apr. 1684, Page 386. Granted to Capt. Lawrence Smith & Capt. Robert Beverley, 16 Nov. 1674, deserted, & now granted by order &c. Trans. of 92 pers.*
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      1710-1719 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 10; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 11
      WILLIAM SMITH, 150 acs. (Esch. L.), Gloucester Co; N. side of Horne Harbour Cr., 19 Dec. 1711, Page 49. Granted John Teage & Edward Morgan, 16 Mar. 1657; adj. land purchased by them of Lieut. William Worleich; and failing to plant, &c. sd. land escheated. Imp. of 3 pers: Thomas Graves Howell, John Thomas, John Williams.
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      1710-1719 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 10; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 14
      WILLIAM SMITH, of Gloucester Co; 920 acs. (Esch. L.), Essex Co; on branches of Occupatian Run & Cockel-shell Cr; 26 Apr, 1712, Page 61. Adj. Mr. Richard Robinson, in line of Mrs. Beth. Gilson; & crossing an Indian Path. Sd. land granted Charles Brown, 26 Oct. 1694, who failed to plant, &c. Imp. of 19 pers: Wm. Hall, Kate Reed. Edward Lambee, Margarett Debern. Anne Deberne, Richd. Colvern, John Price, Wm. Price, Wm. Beacham, Mary Lewis, Wm. Davies, Joseph Roberts. Maty Harwood, Eliza. Constant, Eliza. Peters, Sara Obristow, Jno. Davies. Philip Green, Susanna Exeter
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      1726-1730 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 13; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 4
      WILLIAM SMITH, GENT., of King Wm. Co; 380 acs. (N. L.), Spotsyl. Co; beg. by a great passell of stones on N. side the Northanna (Riv.) ; to mouth of East North East River; 31 Oct. 1726, Page 31.
      === This is John "joyner' Smith
      1728-1732 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 14; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 11
      WILLIAM SMITH, GENT., 300 acs. (N. L.), Spotsylv. Co:, in St. George's Par; on brs. of South Riv; on NE side of the main Road; On a ridge near William Pruess & John Smith; on Mr. Robert Baylor's line; 28 Sept. 1728, Page 95.

  • Sources 
    1. [S84] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. V, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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