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

William Churchill

Male 1649 - 1710  (60 years)


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  • Name William Churchill 
    Born 2 Dec 1649  North Aston, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1710  'Bushy Park', Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I27022  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father John Churchill,   b. Bef 1629,   d. 4 Dec 1684, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Admin Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Alice MNU Churchill,   d. Aft 1684, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F14684  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Armistead,   b. 16 Feb 1667, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1716, Rosegill, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 5 Oct 1703  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • M' William Churchhill & M" Elizabeth Wormley were Married October y'^ 5th. 1703
    Children 
     1. Armistead Churchill,   b. 25 Jul 1704, Rosegill, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1763, Bushy Park, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
     2. Priscilla Churchill,   b. 21 Dec 1705, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1763, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
     3. Elizabeth Churchill,   b. 1710, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 16 Apr 1779, Eltham, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 69 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F15444  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary MNU Churchill,   b. Abt 1651, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1701, 'Bushy Park', Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 1667  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Susannah Churchill,   b. 5 Oct 1667, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Mary Churchill,   b. Abt 1679, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1724, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia - Will Written Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F17933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Churchhill_William_b_1649-1710

      Churchhill dated his will on November 8, 1710, and died about two weeks later. Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood reported on December 15 that Churchhill had by then been dead for about three weeks. Churchhill's will directed that he be buried without conspicuous ceremony. If his fatal illness, which he may have contracted while attending Council meetings in the capital, prevented him from returning home, he may have been buried in Williamsburg; otherwise he was probably buried at his residence in Middlesex County. At the beginning of his will and also in the body Churchhill quoted 2 Kings 20:1: "Set thine house in Order for thou Shall Dye and not Live."
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      1710-1713 Middlesex Co Va Order Book; Antient Press: (Page 15)
      Middlesex County Court 4th of April 1711
      - CHURCHHILL's Will proved
      The Last Will and Testament of WILLIAM CHURCHHILL Esqr. this day was further proved in Court by the Oath of Sr. WILLIAM SKIPWITH, another of the witnesses to it and admitted to Record
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      1710-1713 Middlesex Co Va Order Book; Antient Press: (Page 17)
      Middlesex County Court 1st of May 1711
      - CHURCHHILL &c. Probate
      On the motion of Mr. RALPH WORMELEY on behalfe of Madam ELIZABETH CHURCHHILL, MR. ARMISTEAD CHURCHILL, MRS. PRISCILLA CHURCHHILL, MRS. ELIZABETH CHURCHILL, JUNR. Mr. NICHOLAS and JOHN GOODWIN of London and himselfe and their performing what is usuall in such cases, Certificate is granted them for obtaining a Probate of the Last Will and Testament of the Honble. WILLIAM CHURCHHILL, Esqr., deced., in due forme, they being the Executors therein appointed
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      1712-1714 Middlesex Co Va Order Book 4, [Antient Press]; Page 190
      Middlesex County Court 3d of August 1714
      - CHURCHHILL's Inventory to be recorded
      MRS ELIZABETH CHURCHHILL, one of the Executors of the Will of WILLIAM CHURCHHILL, Esqr. deced. presented an Inventory of the Decedent's Estate upon Oath which is admitted to Record
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      1712-1714 Middlesex Co Va Order Book 4, [Antient Press]; Page 190
      Middlesex County Court 3d of August 1714
      - JONES's Receipt recorded
      At the motion of MRS. ELIZABETH CHURCHHILL, ROGER JONES his Receipt for one hundred twenty five pounds sterling to ye Executrix of WILLIAM CHURCHHILL, Esqr., deced. is admitted to Record
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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 2, 1958 [John Frederick Dorman]
      MIDDLESEX COUNTY, VIRGINIA WILLS, 1713-1734; Pages 16-17.
      William Churchill, Esqr. Inventory. 3 Aug. 1714. Furnishings in the Hall, in the Chamber, in the Red Room, in the next Room, in the porch chamber, in the kitchen; linen; plate; at the quarter, at Hell Neck, at Green Branch, at the freshes quarter; 61 Negro slaves, 130 head of cattle and 118 head of sheep.
      Signed by Eliz. Churchill.
      3 Aug. 1714. Elizabeth Churchill, one of the exors., presented the inventory.

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      1703-1709 Middlesex Co Va Deed Book 3, Part 1 [Antient Press]; Page 98-100
      THIS INDENTURE made the fourth day of February 1705 & in the fourth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne our Queen betwixt WILLIAM CHURCHILL of the County of Middlesex of one part and THOMAS ROBERTS of the same County Witnesseth that ye sd Thomas Roberts for sume of Twenty five pounds good and lawfull money of England sold unto said Wm. Churchhill his heires forever all that ye said Thomas Roberts Plantation thereto belonging whereon his Mother
      ISABELLA HEARN (late Wido and Relict of THOMAS WILLIAMS deced) now liveth being in Middx. County and containeth One hundred and seventy five acres of land as by a Patent dated the twentieth day of April 1657 may more fully appear & is bounded beginning at a white oake corner tree of MR. WADDINGS and COLLO. JOHN ARMISTEADs and running thence by a line of marked trees Southwest to two small hickorys thence North East to a red oak in or near Collo. John Armisteads line thence by his line West to a Chesnutt oake by Barbecue Creek and up Barbecue Creek and branch to ye first beginning place one hundred and fifty acres part thereof formerly due to JOHN BALL by Patent dated the 26th of February 1659 and sold and assigned unto THOMAS WILLIAMS the residue being Twenty five acres of land new found overplus and adjoyning and due
      unto the said Thomas Williams for the Transportation of one Servant & which sold plantacion was granted to ye said Thomas Roberts by the above named Thomas Williams as by his Last Will and Testament may appeare now in the occupation of WM, HEARNE & ISABELLA his Wife and Further that ye said Thomas Roberts and his Wife MARY shall at ye next Court in open Court acknowledge ye said bargained and sold plantacon In presence of us
      WM ARMISTEAD Thomas Roberts
      R. WALKER
      At a Court continued and held for Middx. County ye 5th day of March 1703/6 Thomas Roberts came into Court and acknowledged the above Deed to be his act and deed to Wm. Churchhill Esqr. wch was admitted to record Mary also the wife of Thomas Roberts this day appeared in Court and being first examined freely relinquished her right of Dower in ye land which is ordered to be certifyed upon it
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      1686-1690 Middlesex Co Va Order Book 2, [Antient Press]; Page 343
      Middlesex County Court 5th of March 1687/88
      - ROGER JONES, Servant to Mr. WILLIAM CHURCHILL, comes and acknowledges that bee is freely willing to serve his said Master seaven yeares from his arrivall, the said CHURCHILL promiseing that hee will imploy his said Servant in the MAR and other his occasions and not imploy him in comon working in the ground
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      1690-1694 Middlesex Co Va Order Book 2, [Antient Press]; Page
      - Certificate is granted to Mr. WILLIAM CHURCHHILL according to Law for the Importacon of sixteens persons into this Colony, vizt.,
      WILLIAM DOE JUDITH SMITH DAVID NICHOLLS
      JOHN LAWSON Sambo, Tony, Jack, Tomboy, Mill, Phillis
      JOHN READE THOMAS HARVY ROGER JONES
      THO: HOCRAST MARY GRANT SARAH HARVY
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      1690-1694 Middlesex Co Va Order Book; Antient Press: (Page 659)
      Court 13th of November 1693
      - ROBERT COOKE. Servant to Mr. WILLIAM CHURCHILL, who came in to this Coun trey in the Shipp, "LOYALL EFFINGHAM," is adjudged thirteene yeares of age
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      1694-1703 Middlesex Co Va Deed Book 2, Part 3 [Antient Press]; Page 253
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THOMAS ALLOMAN of GLOCESTER County have sold unto WILLIAM CHURCHHILL of County of Middx. for Twenty pounds Sterling all that my Plantation wch I bought of RICHARD FARRELL in ye Lower presencts of Middx County containing Fifty acres of land together. with all plantation houses orchards and cleared ground and that said Thomas will pass any such Deed Lo
      him the said Churchhill for the more sure makeing & passing away the said land & that he will with SARAH his Wife acknowledge the said land at the next Court as Wittness my hand and Seale this 5th day of November 1697
      Witness OTHNIELL BARKER. Thomas Allamann
      JOHN SANDIFORD. SIMON ADCOCK
      Au a Court held for the County of Middlesex the 6th of June 1698
      Then personally appeared Thomas Allamann and acknowledged the above Deed to be his act and deed

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      1694-1703 Middlesex Co Va Deed Book 2; Antient Press: (Page 273)
      (very little of this entry is readable - Bond from RICHARD WILLIS and GAWIN CORBIN of County of Middlesex bound unto Justices. Richard Willis is by said justices appoynted Gardian of WILLIAM CARTER and SAMUELL CARTER Orphans of WILLIAM CARTER deced as by Ordr of said County Court dated 14th day of November 1698 )
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      1694-1703 Middlesex Co Va Deed Book 2; Antient Press: (Page 488)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that Wee ROBERT CARTER Esqr. of LANCASTER COUNTY and WILLIAM CHURCHHILL Gent. of County of Middlesex are bound unto MATHEW KEMP, HENRY THACKER, JOHN SMITH and HARRY BEVERLEY Gent Justices of the peace in sume of Four hundred pounds Sterling money of England this 2d day of November 1702
      The Condition of this obligation is such that Whereas Robert Carter Esqr. is appoynted gardian of WILLIAM CARTER and DANIELL CARTER ye orphans of WILLIAM CARTER deced by Order of Court Now if said Robert Carter Esqr. shall truely perform all things as the Law enjoynes and shall when they attain the full age pay unto the said Orphans all Estate being due to them when they come of Age without any trouble and that if Robert Carter Esqr. and William Churchhill keep the Justices from troubles that may happen concerning the Orphans Estate that then this obligation to be voyd or else to stand
      In presence of PAUL THILMAN, Robert Carter
      GEO. WORTHAM, EDWIN THACKER CiCur W : Churchhill
      Au. a Court held for the County of Middlesex the second day of November 1702
      Robert Carter and William Churchhill acknowledged this Bond to be their act and deed and was admitted to record
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      1703-1709 Middlesex Co Va Deed Book 3; Antient Press: (Page 1)
      THIS INDENTURE made the fourth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and three and in the Second year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne by the Grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland Defender of the faith etc, Between WILLIAM CHURCHILL of the County of Middlesex Gentleman of one part and ROBERT CARTER of the County of LANCASTER Esqr. WILLIAM TAYLOE of the County of RICHMOND Gentleman, WILLIAM ARMISTEAD of the County of GLOUCESTER Gentleman, CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON of the County of Middlesex Gentleman and JOHN ROBINSON of the said County of Middlesex Gentleman of the other part WHEREAS by the Grace of God a Marriage is intended to be shortly had and solemnized by and between the said William Churchill and Madam ELIZABETH WORMELEY of the County of Middlesex Widdow and Relict of RALPH WORMELEY Esqr. NOW thereupon this Indenture WITNESSETH that the said Wm. Churchill for the better maintenance and settlement of an Estate on the said Elizabeth for the advantage of the said Elizabeths children she already hath by her late husband and for the great love and affection he hath and beareth to the said Elizabeth as also for other good causes him thereunto moveing doth for himself his heires Executors and Administrators covenant promise and grant to and with the said Robert Carter, John Tayloe, William Armistead, Christo- pher Robinson and John Robinson their heires and every of them by these presents that in case the said marriage shall take effect then the said William Churchill shall forever disown and disclaim any right Title or property that he the said William Churchill by virtue of said marriage by Law might or ought to have or claime of in or to all or any part of the personall Estate of the said Elizabeth Wormeley be it Negroe slaves, money here or in England, plate, household stuff, stocks of cattle, horses, etc. a schedule of the personal estate here in Virginia Vide the Negroes, plate, household stuff, cattle is hereunto annixt and to the end this Contract between the said William Churchill and the said Elizabeth may be obligatory binding and have effect against the said William Churchill according to the true intent and meaning thereof said William Churchill doth hereby for himselfe his heires further covenant grant and agree to and with the said Robert Carter, William Tayloe, Wm, Armistead, Christopher Robinson and John Robinson their heires and to and with every of them by these presents that he the said William Churchill shall and will sometime within six months after the day of these presents to the said marriage taking effect by good and sufficient entering and conveyance in the Law such as the said Robert Carter, William Tayloe, William Armistead, Christopher Robinson and John Robinson or their Council learned in the Law & all advise devise or require under his hand and seal before two or more credible witnesses to be executed make over and convey unto the said Robert Carter, William Tayloe, William Armistead, Christopher Robinson and John Robinson all his right and title and interest of in and to the said personal Estate of the said Elizabeth to wit of the Negroes, plate. household stuffe, Cattle etc. mentioned and contained in the said Schedule as also all the money that is now in England together with the produce of the Tobacco now going home and of the present years crop upon the ground, the Negroes, plate, household stuffe and cattle, etc. mentioned in the said annex & schedule the said Churchill doth hereby covenant and oblige himself to deliver unto the possession and occupation of the said Robert Carter, William Tayloe, William Armistead, Christopher Robinson, and John Robinson Immediately at the time of the passing of the said writeing and conveyance and the money in England and that the said Churchill is to render an account of and paying into the hands of Robert Carter, William Taylor, William Armistead, Christopher Robinson and John Robinson or the Survivors of them as soon as he the said Churchill can get the Merchants account out of England acquainting him with the Respective times thereof the said Personal Estate to wit the Negroes, plate, household stuffe and cattle etc. in Virginia also the moneys that is and shall be in England as aforesaid to be by the said Churchill annexed made over and delivered into the possession of and paid to the said Robert Carter, William Tayloe, William Armistead, Christopher Robinson and John Robinson to and for the uses intents and purposes following and to no other intents or purposes whatsoever namely the said Robert Carter, William Tayloe, William Armistead, Christopher Robinson and John Robinson unto conveyance and delivery by the said William Churchill of the said Estate herein Virginia as aforesaid are to be redelivered the said personal estate into the possession of the said Churchill or to convey over to him the said Churchill the use and occupation of the said personall Estate to be held and enjoyed together with the labour of the said Negroes for the space of seven years next to come if the said William Churchill and Elizabeth shall so long live but in case of the death of the said Churchill and the said Elizabeth before that time to the time of his or her death and no longer the true intent and meaning of these presents being that the said Churchill is not to claime any property or absolute right of in or to ye said Negreos or their increase, plate, household stuffe or Cattell etc, only the lent thereof for and dureing the said Term of seven years at the end of which he the said Churchill shall redeliver unto the said Robert Carter, William Tayloe, William Armistead, Christopher Robinson and John Robinson or to the Survivors of them the said personall Estate here in Virginia as he received it to Witt the Negroes or as many of them as shall be alive at that time together with the children that shall come to them during the said time of his possession, the plate, household stuffe and the same number of Cattle to be of the ages those are reputed to be at the time of his receipt of them and the rest of the Estate to be and remaine in the possession and under the direction of the said Robert Carter, William Tayloe, William Armistead, Christopher Robinson and John Robinson or the Survivors of them dureing the lives of the said William Churchill and Elizabeth Wormeley to be kept at such a place and places as the said Eliza, shall direct and in case of the death of the said William before the said Elizabeth the said Estate to be immediately into possession of the said Elizabeth and the full property thereof to be vested in the said Elizabeth . , . (this entry continues for four more pages including a bond signed by William Churchill and the schedule of property)
      At a Court held for the County of Middlesex the 4th day of October 1703
      William Churchill gent came that day into Court presented and acknowledged this his bond by him made to Robert Carter, William Tayloe, William Armistead, Christopher Robinson and John Robinson Gent. and it was admitted to record.
      Test EDWIN THACKER CICur
      Truly recorded WIL: STANARD Cl Cur

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      1695-1706 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 9; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 6
      WILLIAM CHURCHHILL, GENT., 40 acs., Middlesex Co., 29 Oct. 1696,
      p. 1. Beg. at road to his house, at Col. Christopher Wormeley's path by a White Marsh; cor. of Churchhill's Quarter land bought of William Poole. Imp, of 1 Pers.'

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