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

William Smith

Male 1644 - 1707  (63 years)


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  • Name William Smith 
    Born 1644  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Nov 1707  Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30319  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Robert Smith,   b. 1599, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1661, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Female MNU Smith,   b. Bef 1619,   d. Bef 1657  (Age < 38 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1635 
    Notes 
    • Provincial Court Marriage Licenses (1638-1643); Maryland
      Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Andrea K. Haga

      23 November 1638 Robert Smith Rose Gilbert groom is a planter
      Rose Gilbert received license to marry Robert Smith Nov. 23, 1638 per Emigration Records by Skordas who quotes liber 1 p 133-134.
    Family ID F19985  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ID F53504  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne MNU Danks,   b. Bef 1670,   d. Aft 1708, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years) 
    Married Abt 1700  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F10021  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Frances Walters,   b. Bef 1654, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1695, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 41 years) 
    Married Abt 1670  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Temperance Smith,   b. Abt 1670, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1718, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)  [natural]
     2. Mary Smith,   b. Abt 1670, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1718, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)  [natural]
     3. Frances {Unproven} Smith,   b. Abt 1670, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1698, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)  [natural]
     4. Catherine Smith,   b. Aft 1674, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1691, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 17 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F19983  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Sarah MNU Smith,   d. Bef 1699, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 30 Oct 1695  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F19984  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 42
      SMITH, WILLIAM, 10 October 1707; 26 November 1707.
      Land and best bed and furniture to my wife;
      granddaus. Jane and Sarah Ashton bed, furniture etc;
      dau. Temperance Lucas 1 feather bed and furniture;
      dau. Mary King feather bed and furniture;
      son in law William Danks one horse;
      grandson Smith King 150 acres of land;
      wife, daus. Temperance Lucas and Mary King exx
      ===
      WILL: In the name of God Amen ye 10th day of October 1707 in the sixth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lady Queen Anne of England and Virga., I Wm. Smith of Copeley parish in the County of Westmoreld Virga being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect memory thanks be to Allmighty for the same and calling to mind the uncertain state of this transitory life and that all flesh must yield unto death when it shall please God and being desirous to put things in Order do make this my last will and testament in ,manner and form following revoking and absolutely annulling by these present all and every testament & testaments Will and wills heretofore by me made and declared either by word or writing notwithstanding any promise to the contrary or clause derogatory in the same and this only to be taken for my last will and testament. First, I bequeath my soul to Allmighty God my maker and Jesus Christ my redeemer and to the Holy Ghost my Sanctifier and my body to the Earth from whense it came to be buried in such Christian manner as my Exrs. Shall think fitt there to rest till the soul and body shall meet again and be joined together at the joyful resurrection which God hath promised through the merrits of Jesus Christ upon our true repentance and touching such temporal Estate of goods and chattels as hath pleased the Lord for to bestow upon me far beyond my deserts I do order bequeath and dispose the same in manner & form following. Imprimis--I give to my beloved wife the bed and furniture in the little room being the best, and the mare Floms,
      Item I give my granddaughter Jane Ashton the other bed and furniture and a cow and a heiffer and two ewes,
      Item I give my granddaughter Sarah Ashton a young red cow and a ewe,
      Idm I give my daughter Temperance Lucas one feather bead being my second best and furniture,
      --Idm. I give unto my daughter, Mary King, one fether bead and furniture,
      Idem. I give my son in law [step-son] Wm. Danks a young horse. My just debts, funeral charges and legacies being first paid.
      Idm. I give and bequeath all the rest of my personal Estate as followeth to my loving wife one half and to my two above named daughters Temps. and Mary the other half to be equally divided except only my black mare I ord. as followeth
      --Idm. To my two grand daughters Jane and Sara Ashton with her increase I give the above sd. Black mare.
      Idm. I give unto my grandson Smith King one hundred and fifty acres of land at the upper end of my land joining to the land of Phillips to him and his heirs forever
      --Idm. I give unto my granddaughter, Jane Ashton, the plantation yr.[where] now Edward Pack liveth on with sixty acres of Land to it for
      and during the natural life as my said Granddaughter,
      Idm. I give my son in law Wm. Danks land for him to work upon for the span of twenty years
      -Idm. I give all the rest of my lands not yet bequeathed unto my loving wife for and during her natural life and after her decease to my
      daughter, Temperance Lucas, and her heirs forever.
      Idm. I give unto Richard Osborne for making this my last will and testament ten shillings ster., for the performance of this my last will and testament I do constitute my loving wife, my daughters, Temp. Lucas and Mary King joint Executrs. Herein. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal. Signed sealed & delivered in presence of Richd. Osborne, Lackey Cornlin(?). Wm. Smith
      Westmorld: S.S. At the Court held for the said county ye 26th day of November 1707.
      The last will and testament of Wm. Smith the above subscribers within and above written was duely proved by the oaths of witnesses thereto and a probate granted ye Executors therein named and ye will ordered to be recorded.
      Test. Ja: Westcomb Cler Com.
      ===
      1658-1662 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 55
      IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen. I ROBT. SMITH being sicke & weake but in p:fect sense & memory God be praised, in the first place I bequeath my Soule unto God that gave it mee and my body to the Earth; next I give unto my Sonne,. JOHN SMITH. the Devident of Land I now live on holy & soly to enjoy after the death of his Mother in Law, And my Wife, ANNE SMITH, to remaine upon the Plantacon now seated during her life time: Alsoe I give unto my Sonne, JOHN, a Gun & a Save, being already possessed therewith freely to enjoy & the above menconed Land unto him & his eyres for ever; Alsoe I give unto my Sonne. WILLIAM SMITH his eyres One hundred akers of Land lying by the INDIAN TONE; alsoe I give unto my Sonne, WILLIAM, my great gunne & the pip mold with the furniture belonging unto them; Alsoe I hequeaf unto my Wife, ANN SMYTH, one Maid Servant ( ) one draught oxen, alsoe I give unto ( ) my three youngest Children the half of my Estate as Kattell & hoogs & howsel goods ( ) me the other halfe of my Estate & houshold ( ) to my Sonnes, JOHN & WILLIAM, equally to be ( ) betweene them towe when they come of age ( ) more my Will is that my Sonne, WILLIAM ( ) remaine & worke for his Mother until' hee is ( ) fourteene yeares of aige, alsoe my Will is that ( )AIRES Shall have as much Land as ( ) a Servant or two shall make ( soe to doe. Furthermore ( ) JOHN AIRES & WINSAINT COKES ( ) Overseers unto this myWill, as ( ) this present day being ye seaventh ( ) 1660
      ( ) ROBERT SMITH
      26th Febr: 1660. This Will was proved in Cort, by the Oathes of ( ) JOHN TUCKER & ordered by the ( ) SMITH be sworne before two Co.mrs, ( ) thereof & the Will is recorded
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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 13
      PIPER, JOHN, 25 January 1669; 19 9br. 1673.
      Son John land and cattle etc.
      Dau. in law Mary Evans one pigg;
      wife Rebecca personal property.
      Witnesses; Robert Foster; William Smith.
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      ===
      1662-1666 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 132
      ( ) all these p:sents yt: I HEN: HEARD of the County of Northumberland, Boatwright, for a valuable consideracon have sold unto WM: SMYTH his heires & sssignes one tract of land boundinge ( ) of YOACOMAKE RIVER to ye South side ( ) conteyninge One hundred & Twelve ( ) sd: Land I ye sd: HEARD bought of RICH: ( ) and I ye sd: HEARD doe warrant unto ye ( ) quietly to enjoy without trouble from any p:sons that shall lay any clayme to the sd: Land & my Wife, ELIZABETH HEARD, shall acknowledge her rights of ye sd: Land & yt:I ye sd: HEN: HEARD is to acknowledge the sd; land unto WM. SMYTH the 20th of 8br: next ensueinge the date hereof; As Witnesse my hand & seals this 6th June 1664
      JOS: MORRIS, HEN: HEARD
      JOHN NICKLESSE
      KNOW ALL MEN by these p:sents yt: I ELIZ: HEARD, the Wife of HEN: HEARD, doe acknowledge & give my free consent to the Sale of 112 acres of land lyinge at YOACOMAKE POYNT sold by my Husband unto WM: SMYTH & doe hereby disclayme any interest yt: I now have of Dower or Thirds & alsoe doe hereby appoynt. HENRY BENTLEY as my law- full Attorney to acknowledge this Writinge in Northumberland County Cort: Witnesse my hand & seale this 19th 8ber 1664.
      ELIZ: HEARD her mke:
      Sealed & Delivered in the presence of us
      THO: BREWER, JOHN NICKLESSE
      20th 8br: 1664. This Deed of Sale was acknowledged by HENR: HEARD & HEN: BENTLY, Attorney of ELIZ: HEARD, & is recorded
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      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 119a-120. 4 March 1671/2. Richard Clouter in Westmoreland County unto Richard Sutton of same. For a valuable consideration. 200 acres bindeing and lying in the branches of Nomany ... by a great swamp ... Mr. Sturman's line ...
      Richard (X) Clouter
      Wit: Thomas Barritt, Thomas Waters.
      24 May 1672. Acknowledged by Richard Clouter.
      28 May 1672. Richard Sutton and Amie wife to the said Richard assigne all my interest of the within land unto William Smith. Richard (X) Sutton
      Amie (X) Sutton
      Wit: John Foxhall, John Thomas.
      31 July 1672. Acknowledged by Richard Sutton and Amie his wife.
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      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 176a. 25 Feb. 1673 [1674]. The deposition of Jno: Bateman that your deponent did live at the quarter of Mr. Justinnian Garrard and did know that Wm. Smith did set up twelve tinn of cask for Capa. Tho: Philpott. The cask were set up about 4 yeare past.
      Jno. (X) Bateman
      25 Feb. 1673/4. Sworn in Court.
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      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 176a. 25 Feb. 1673/4. The deposition of Nich. Jones that he knows that Wm. Smith set up cask for Capa. Philpott.
      The cask were set up about four yeare past.
      25 Feb. 1673/4. Sworn in Court.
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      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 177a. James Clayton [Claughton], aged 45 yeares or therabouts, saith that your deponent did worke at Capa: Philpott's and questioning him who made his cask, he told me Wm. Smith. I said to him, I doe wonder you would change your old cooper. He said that he did owe Capa: Philpott a great deale of tobacco and saith he, Now he hath paid me and I shall never imploy him more.
      Ja. Clayton
      25 Feb. 1673/4. Sworn in Court.
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      1675/6-1679 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1 [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 72
      25 June 1678: In the case between Robt. and Nich. Smith, orphants, and and Henry Owen and .Tho,... Moore, the Couth doth order that what land Hen. Owen and Moork doe Possesse and at present injoy.: that is 'within the bounds of Robt.. and Nich: Smith pattent,: that Owen and Moore doe delliver quiett possession to the Orphants or there guardians.
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      1679-1682 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2 [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 19; [17 Dec. 1679]
      Wm. Smith vs. Robt. Smith. Referd to a Jury. We find that Wm: Smith hath right to the, divident of land as heire to his brother Jno: Smith, only reserveing the plantation now seated. to Anne Smith alias Pullin duering her life according to the will of Robt: Smith. Judgment is granted.
      Robt: Smith appeales to the 4th day, of the next Generall Court. Mr. Jno: Newton assumed security with Robt: Smith to prosecute. And:: Reade assumed security with Wm: Smith to answer appeale.
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      1689-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 8; [Antient Press]; Page 259-262
      MR COLSTON Sir: I would desire you to record a Mare of three years old for my Daughter, KATHERINE SMYTH, branded with JWC on both shoulders it being the Guift of HENRY GALLOP to my Daughter, and a Heifer of two yeares old being crop on both ears and 2 slitts on under side of each ear, it being the Gift of THO: HILLER wch. sd GALLOP and HILLER have attested the same here underneath pray lett it be don and make me your Debtor for the same who am your friend to serve you
      WM. SMYTH
      Apl. the 30th 1691
      Test THO: PARKER, HENRY* GALLOP,
      THO: HILLOP Recordr. Test WM. COLSTON Cl Cur

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      1691-1699 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 2; [John Frederick Dorman-1801 transcript]; Pages 13-13a. 10 Oct. 1691.
      Robert Smith of Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Wm Smith of same, planter. for 4000 pounds of tobacco and in performance of award made by Honorable Richard Lee and Colonel Isaac Allerton, Esq, arbitrators appointed by the last General Court of VA.
      All interest I may have in a deed of gift or grant, 10-30-1688, of one Sutton Queeny of Calvert County, Maryland, carpenter to Robert Smith....formerly pattened by Robert Smith (father of afresaid William and Robert Smith), deceased, 10-25-1651, in Northhumberland Co, now situated in Westmoreland Co, southeast upon Youcomoco River, SW upon the land of Roger Pallin, NE and SW upon the main woods. sig: Robert (x) Smith WIT: Henry Maunders, James Ellis
      Robert Smith of Cople Parish, planter, to William Smith of same, planter. All accounts, caused and suits, bills, bonds, recoginance accounts, sums of money, debts, controversys, trespasses, and demands whatsever against the said Wm. Smith I ever had, now have or my heirs hereafter may have for any reason.
      Sig: Robert (x)Smith
      Witness: Henry Maunders, James Ellis
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      1691-1699 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 2; [John Frederick Dorman-1801 transcript];
      Pages 46-47. 30 Oct. 1695. William Smith of Westmoreland County, planter, to William Carr of same, blacksmith. For 9000 pounds of tobacco. 200 acres in the forest of Nomony ... hickory thicket to
      the northward of John George ... dividing this land and the land of Henry Kirk ... west side of the southwest branch of Nomony River ... south side of a small branch near Mr. James
      Hardwick his Quarter ...
      William Smith
      Sarah Smith
      Wit: Benja. Blanchflower, Charles Smith, Arther King,
      30 Oct. 1695. Sarah Smith wife of William Smith doe acknowledge her right of dower.
      Sarah Smith
      Wit: Benja, Blanchflower, Arther King, Charles Smith.
      30 Oct. 1695. Acknowledged by William Smith. Sarah Smith relinquished her right of dower.

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      Westmoreland County, Virginia: p 46-47 10-30-1695.
      William Smith of Westmoreland Co, planter, to William Carr of same, blacksmith. For 9000 pounds of tobacco: 200 acs in the forest of Nomony...hickory thicket to the northword of John George...dividing this land and the land of Henry Kirk...west side of the sw branch of Nomony River...south side of a small branch near Mr. James Hardwick his Quarter... sig. Wiliam Smith and Sarah Smith wit: Benja. Blanchflower, Charles Smith, Arther King
      10-30-1695. Ack by William Smith, Sarah Smith reliquished her rite of dower. (source: "Westomreland Co, Virginia D&W No 2 1691-1699" by John Frederick Dorman)

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      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3109498&id=I13839
      Per email from Alice Algood
      William Smith married first Frances Walters,daughter of Roger, and second a widow Anne Danks. I have a transcription of his Will wherein he named his daughters, Temperance Lucas, Mary King, and the children of a deceased daughter,who married Charles Ashton. These grand daughters were Jane and Sarah Ashton. I have been unable to find this daughter's given name, but suspect she may have been named Frances after her mother.
      According to the Maryland Colonial Records, Robert Smith and others fled to the house of John Mottrom in VA from the Isle of Kent in 1646.
      This is all in a book that I am finishing on Ursula Bysshe who married Richard Thompson on the Isle of Kent in 1641.

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      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page357
      JOHN SMITH & & WM. SMITH, the sons of Robert Smith of Yeocomocoe, 500 acs on S. W. side of Aquaconde Riv. the W. branch of Patomacke Riv., N. Wly. upon land called Robert Lamden's. 25 Sept. 1657, p. 14I, (207). Trans. of 10 pers: Mathew Hill, Ann Smith, Sarah Smith, Rose Gilbert, Jno. Clare, Wm. Stratford, Mary Strattford, Allice Rogers, Ralph Lee, Su. Lee.
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      1666-1679 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 22
      WILL. SMITH, 590 acs. W'moreland Co., 17 Apr. 1667, p. 76. At the head of Hollowes Cr., 400 acs, beg. at a poynt called the wading place opposite Capt. Jno. Washington, to land formerly Thomas Moulten's, crossing br. of Bevor Dams of sd. Cr. & another run belonging to Mr. Pope &c; 90 acs. bounded with sd. 400 acs., &c ; 100 acs. beg, on E. side of sd. Dams & N. side of sd. 400 acs., &c. 400 acs. being parte of a former grant; & 190 acs. for trans. of 4 pers: Wm. Browne, Tho. Storke
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      URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=76&last=&g_p=P6&col lection=LO Patent
      Title Smith, William.
      Publication 17 April 1667.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Smyth.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 590 acres on the head of a Creek called Hollowes Creek.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 76 (Reel 6).
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      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=280&last=281&g_p=G2&col lection=NN Grant
      Title Smith, William.
      Publication 20 1697.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 350 acres adjoining Vincent Cox, Hugh Mony and Henry Rosse.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 280-281 (Reel 288).

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