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

Armistead Churchill

Male 1704 - 1763  (59 years)


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  • Name Armistead Churchill 
    Born 25 Jul 1704  Rosegill, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1763  Bushy Park, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I27024  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father William Churchill,   b. 2 Dec 1649, North Aston, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1710, 'Bushy Park', Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    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
    Family ID F15444  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Harrison,   b. 1706, Wakefield, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1776, Bushy Park, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1725  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Churchill,   b. 24 Feb 1727, Bushy Park, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1799, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     2. John Churchill,   b. 23 Dec 1728, Bushy Park, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1782, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years)  [natural]
     3. Nathaniel Churchill,   b. 16 Jun 1730, Bushy Park, MChrist Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1730, Bushy Park, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     4. Henry Churchill,   b. Abt 1731, Bushy Park, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1760, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)  [natural]
     5. Benjamin Churchill,   b. Abt 1732, Bushy Park, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1772, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)  [natural]
     6. Mary Churchill,   b. Abt 1733, Bushy Park, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Armistead Churchill,   b. 25 Nov 1733, Bushy Park, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, Blenheim, Jefferson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
     8. Lucy Churchill,   b. Jan 1738, Bushy Park, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Priscilla Churchill,   b. Abt 1740, Bushy Park, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     10. Judith Churchill,   b. 21 Nov 1743, Bushy Park, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1787, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 43 years)  [natural]
     11. Hannah Churchill,   b. 4 Sep 1748, Bushy Park, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1755, Bushy Park, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 6 years)  [natural]
     12. Elizabeth Churchill,   b. 1751, Bushy Park, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1813, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 63 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F17934  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Virginia Genealogies, CD II

      Armistead Churchill (William), horn at "Rosegill" [the home of the Wormeleys on the Rappahannock] July 25, 1704, and baptized by Rev. Mr. Yates On August 1st following, was justice of the peace, Colonel of the militia, and Collector for Rappahannock. river. He married Hannah Harrison, dau. of Col. Nathaniel Harrison, of Wakefield, Surry county. (See will of Col. Nathaniel Harrison, proved in Surry county February 21, 1727.)

      He had issue,
      7, William, of "-Wilton," on the Pianketank ;
      8, John, b. Dec. 23, 1728;
      9, Nathaniel, b. June 16, 1730, died Dec. 21, 1730;
      10, Henry, who died of pleurisy Dec. 24, 1760;
      11, Armistead3 b. Nov. 25, 1733;
      12, Benjanin, who made a deed to his brother William in 1772, sealed with the Churchill coat-of-arms (original at Middlesex Court-house) ;
      13, Mary, who in. John Armistead in 1749 (IV. p. 118) and had Churchill Armistead, who in. Betsy Boswell in 1775 (VII. p. 182);
      14, Lucy;b. Jan., 1737-7738, married, Dec., 1756, Col. John Gordon, of Urbana p. 19), younger brother of Col. James Gordon, one of the most cultivated men of his times;
      15, Priseilla, who m. first in 1759 Richard Spann, secondly, in Feb., 1765, Williamson Ball ;
      16, Judith, born Nov. 21, 1743, m. first Churchill Jones, Nov. 11, 1769, secondly John Blackburn (Hayden) ;
      17, Hannah, born Sept. 4, 1748 ;
      18, Betty, born in 1751, m. Major William Jones, of Spotsylvania. The deposition of Betty Jones, aged 62, was taken 1813 at the house of William Jones, of Spotsylvania in chancery suit "Carter B. Berkeley, exor. of Edmund Berkeley vs. Roger Blackburn, exor. of Churchill Blackburn." In this suit there is a bond of Churchill Blackburn, as sheriff of King William county, with Pauline Blackburn as security.

      The Virginia Gazette for Sept. 21, 1776, has a notice of the death of "Mrs. Hannah Churchill, of Bushy Park in Middlesex county, relict of Armistead Churchill, Esq., in the 70th year of her age."

      The will of Hannah Churchill, Jr., was proved in Middlesex, May 23, 1774, and she leaves legacies to Sarah Gordon and James Gordon, dau. and son of John and Lucy Gordon and to Churchill Jones, of Fauquier. Witnesses, Wm. Jones and Ro. Layton.

      The following is the will of Col. Armistead Churchill, as recorded at the Court-house:
      Will of Armistead Churchill.
      In the name of God, Amen. I, Armestead Churchill, of the county of Middlesex, in the Colony of Virginia, being in perfect mind and understanding, do make this my last will and testament. In the first place, I desire all my just debts may be paid by my executors hereafter named, that .is my beloved sons, William Churchill, John Churchill, Henry Churchill and Armestead Churchill, and if my debts can be paid without selling my tract of land in Prince William county, my will and desire is that it should [be] divided as follows: My son John Churchill to have 2000 acres, my son Armestead Churchill 2000 acres, my son Benj. Churchill 2000 acres, my son Henry 400 acres, if he should choose to live there, and the remainder of the tract to be equally divided between. my daughters, that is to say, 'Hannah, Lucy, Priscilla, Judith and Betty. In testimony hereof I have sett my hand and affixed my seal this twenty-first day of August, 1758. (Proved August, 1763.)

      7. Col. WILLLIAM3 CHURCHILL (Armistead2, William'), born Feb.24,1726, was for many years clerk of Middlesex Co. He lived at a place in Middlesex on the Pianketank, called `Wilton," opposite to "Windsor," the home of the Claytons, which was situated on the other side of the Pianketank, in Gloucester county.
      The house has the form of a T, being a building of two stories, with four rooms to a story. On a brick in the outside wall is cut in large figures the year of its erection-1762. In 1760 Col. Gordon noted in his diary that "Col. Churchill's house with all its contents had been destroyed by fire." This probably had reference to "Bushy Park," and "Wilton" was probably built as a result. "Wilton House" in England was the magnificent country seat of the Earls of Pembroke, in. which was a superb collection of pictures, statuary, etc. In King George county is recorded the marriage contract of William Churchill, "son and heir apparent of Armistead Churchill, with Betty Carter, eldest
      daughter of Charles Carter, of 'Cleve,' " dated June 7, 1751.

      By his will Charles Carter gave each of his daughters £1000 current money at his death in 1764.

      Col. Churchill married secondly Elizabeth ? who survived him

      His will was dated May 15, 1782, and was proved in Middlesex county April 22, 1799. In it he names son Thomas and five daus., Hannah, Betty Carter, Priscilla, Sarah and Lucy Harrison; to Sarah and Lucy Harrison two negroes that came by my wife Elizabeth (second wife) ; if son Thomas should die without an heir, then my laud shall be equally divided between the sons of my brothers John and Armistead Churchill, they paying my daus. each of them 2000 pounds, and if they do not choose to take the laud on these terms, then, if my son should die, the land must be equally divided between all my daus., except 200 acres which I have given to my brother Ben Churchill; makes exors. of his will Edmund Berkeley, Philip Ludwell Grymes and Ralph Wormeley, Esqs.
      Issue of William Churchill by his first wife Elizabeth Carter:

      19, Hannah', who m. Benjamin Robinson Oct., 1771;
      20, Betty" Carter, who married Rev. James Maury Fontaine (born 1738) in Dec., 1777 (Quarterly, VII., p. 193) ;
      21, Priscilla".

      Issue by second wife Elizabeth ?, daughter of .
      22 Thomas E.";
      23, Sarah", who died_ unmarried in 1799, leaving legacies to her "mother Mrs. Elizabeth Churchill," her brother Thomas Churchill and half-sister Hannah Robinson, and to her niece Elizabeth Churchill Derby (under age), and to Mrs. Lucy Derby, her niece's mother and John Derby, her father;
      24, Lucy Harrison", who m. John Derby (his first wife), and had Eliza C. Derby, born Nov. 7, 1795.

      Elizabeth Spotswood, by her will dated July 11, 1782, and proved Jan 24, 1791, gave legacies to Sarah and Lucy Harrison Churchill, and divided all her cattle between Priscilla, Sarah and Lucy Harrison. Churchill, daus. of William Churchill, Esq.
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      1653-1800 Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee];
      EDWARDS, Thomas. Will. 14 Nov. 1759. Rec. 15 Feby. 1760.
      Wife (no name) Son Richard. Daughters Betty and Lucy, estate of my mother-in-law Mrs. Ann Ingram in Northumberland county; Sons: Thomas and Robert. Dau. Mary Fleet and release of her husband Maj. Fleet from my debt. Dau. Sarah Keene, and release of her husband Capt. Keene, from my debt. Niece Betty Whiting; Sister, Mrs. Dorothy Matthews; Daus.-in-law Mrs. Judith Fauntleroy and Mrs. Ann Haynie; Col. Landon Carter, Col. Armistead Churchill, Rev. Mr. Currie; Negro man Stephen which will belong to Mr. Swann's estate at wife's death; son Robert land known as Fleet's Point. Extrs. Sons Thomas and Richard Edwards. W.B. 16, p. 80.

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