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

Lawrence Abbington

Male Abt 1656 - 1698  (~ 42 years)


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  • Name Lawrence Abbington 
    Born Abt 1656  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Aug 1698  Pope's Creek, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30432  Tree1
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2022 

    Father Lawrence Abbington,   b. Bef 1630,   d. 25 May 1670, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lydia Brooke,   b. 1640, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1698, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1656  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17005  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lydia Blagdon,   b. Abt 1660, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 23 Feb 1687, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married Abt 1676  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Abbington,   b. Bef 1679, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1718, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)  [natural]
     2. Brookes Abbington,   b. Bef 1683, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1716, Westmoreland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 33 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary Abbington,   b. Bef 1686, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F20048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Dorothy Blagdon,   b. Bef 1657, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1717, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 60 years) 
    Married Bef 23 Feb 1687  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Abbington,   b. Abt 1688, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1717, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F20049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 9
      ABBINGTON, LAWRENCE, No date; probated 25 May 1670.
      Wife, Lydia; son Lawrence; daus. Mary, Lydia, Abigail and Jane.
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      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 100a-101. Will of Lawrence Abbington of Appomattocks in the Parish of Washington in the Countie of Westmoreland, planter, being sick of bodie, dated 1669.
      Unto my sonn Lawrence Abbington one young black mare, and the first mare foale to my eldest daughter Mary Abbington, the second mare foale unto my daughter Lydia Abbington, the third mare foale unto my daughter Abigail and the fourth mare foale unto my daughter Jane Abbington.
      Unto my daughter Mary Abbington the cattle that is recorded in Court.
      Unto my daughter Lydia all the cattle that is recorded in Court.
      Their cattle be delivered when they come at age or at the day of marriage.
      The rest of my estate unto my loving wife Lydia Abbington, declaring her to be executrix.
      My welbeloved frinds Thomas Butler the Elder overseer of my will and my welbeloved frind George Hayles to see the same truly performed.
      I owe unto Coll. Washington 200 pounds of tobacco an Is bushell of salt.
      Debts due to me from John Birt, 250 pounds of tobacco, from Thomas Webb, 200 pounds of tobacco paid unto Mr. Foxhall, from Edward Marle, 50 pounds of tobacco, Jane Browne, 50 pounds of tobacco, Thomas Marten, 150 pounds of tobacco.
      Lawrence Abbington
      Wit: Thomas Docton, Thomas Hindman.
      25 May 1670. Proved by the witnesses.
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      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 101. 8 9br [Nov.] 1670. Lydia Abbington to Lawrence Abbington, Abygail Abbington and Jeane Abbington. For natural favour and affection towards my children.
      To Lawrence Abbington one cow and a heifer, cropt on the right eare and underkeild and three slitts in the left.
      To Abigail Abbington a two year old heifer and a cow calfe, the right eare underkeild and the left cropt and two slitts.
      To Jeane Abbington a cow and a cow calfe, the right eare underkeild and the left ear cropt and two slitts.
      Likewise foure breeding sowes a peece with pigg or piggs by their side.
      To be delivered at day of marriage or at the age of one and twentie. In case they should all die, to returne to the mother.
      Lydia (X) Abbington
      Wit: Thomas Hindman, Ellis (X) Jones.
      9 9br [Nov.] 1670. Acknowledged by Thomas Hindman attorney
      of Lydia Abbington.
      9 9br [Nov.] 1670. Lydia Abbington make my welbeloved frind Thomas Hindman my attornie.
      Lydia (X) Abbington
      Wit: William (X) Kimber, Ellis (X) Jones.
      9 Nov. 1670. Recorded.
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      1691-1699 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 2; [John Frederick Dorman-1801 transcript];
      Pages 148-148a. Will of Lydia Kimball of Washington Parish in the County of Westmoreland, being weak of body, dated 28 March 1698.
      To my loving son William Kimball this plantation which I now live on, binding upon the land of Mr. Original Browne and on the land of Captain John Washington, with as much woodland ground joining to it as will make the said plantation 100 acres of land.
      If my said son William Kimball should die without heirs then I give the land to my son Laurence Abington.
      After my son William Kimball's 100 acres is laid out and my son in law Mr. Mark Callum's 100 acres is laid out, then to my son Laurence Abbington all the remaining part.
      Mary Rodgers have the cow that I had of her husband for the use of a piece of ground.
      To my grandchild Joseph Abington one young mare and a feather bed.
      Unto my grandchild Brooks Abington one mare and a feather bed.
      To my daughter Elizabeth Cullum two cows called Mockly and Poake and three pewter dishes and my best feather bed and furniture, and three plates and one iron pott and one iron kettle and two pails.
      My grandchild Mary Cullum have a cow calf that come of the cow that I had of John Rodgers.
      Unto my daughter Elizabeth Cullum the one half of my stock of hoggs.
      If Mr. William Pateson and Peter Edwards be willing to tary on my plantation to make a crop, they may have the provision left with them that is in the house and the mulch cows except those I have given to my daughter and Mary Rodgers
      If my son William Kimball should escaoe this sickness, all the aforementioned legacies be void and he have all my personal estate and to be executor. If it please God to take away my said son William Kimball, all to stand in force and my son Laurence Abbington have all the residue of my estate and Laurence Abbington executor.
      Unto my daughter Elizabeth Kullum my chest and all that is in it.
      Lydia Kimball
      Wit: Thomas Howes, Peter Edwards, Thos. Stone, Wm. Palesson 27 April 1698. Proved by all the witnesses. Probat granted to Laurence Abbington, executor
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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 22
      BROWN, ORIGINAL, 5 February 1697-8; 27 April 1698.
      Chest of drawers to dau. Jane Pope;
      dau. Judith Roe 10 shillings;
      dau. Mary Brown at age of 16 years one negro girl, feather bed and furniture;
      son William horses, pistols and bayonets;
      Law. Abbington one-half stock, books, etc.;
      wife Jane exx. and residue of estate.
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      The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 246
      Note: [Westmoreland Deeds & Wills No. 6, p. 240.

      February 19, 1717. Joseph Abbington of the parish of Washington to Augustine Washington gent. of the same "whereas Henry Brookes gave unto Lydia Abbington fifty acres of land adjoining to the land of Lawrence Abbington and in case of no heirs shall fall unto Lawrence Abbington the father of said Lydia who was seated by a deed of guift upon one hundred acres of land lying & being upon Pope's Creek as by his will dated Jan. 21, 1667 [proved May 25, 1670], this land being in possession of Lawrence Abbington & Lydia, one of the daughters & co-heirs of Henry Brookes from them descended and came to Lawrence Abbington their son, and from him the said land descended & came to Brooks Abbington who left only one son lately deceased, by means whereof the aforesaid Joseph Abbington has now become heir at law, and for 170 sterling conveys the said 150 acres of land, with all houses edifices, buildings, Tobacco houses fences orchards gardens etc. to Augustine Washington. . . ."

      Joseph Abbington promptly vacated the land and buildings named in the above indenture, and removed to near Baltimore in Maryland where he soon became of record as a resident:

      [Westmoreland Deeds & Wills Book 6, p. 378. Abstract]:

      Indenture September 5, 1718. Joseph Abbington of the Province of Maryland of the parish of Gunpowder in the county of Baltimore to Augustine Washington gentl. of the parish of Washington in the county of Westmor'ld, Virginia.

      Henry Brookes took up land lying between Popes Creek & little Appomattox Creek as by his Patent may more fully appear. This land falling unto Lawrence Abbington from him the land descended & came to Brookes Abbington who left only one son and lately deceased by means whereof the aforesaid Joseph Abbington is now become heir at law thereto. The said Joseph Abbington for 110 sterling, conveys to Augustine Washington all that aforesaid tract & parcel of land & premises granted in & by the aforesd Patent or intended to be thereby granted as the same is bounded by the said Patent, together with all houses edifices buildings Tobacco houses fences, orchards, gardens etc.
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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 24
      KIMBALL, LYDIA, 28 March 1698; 27 April 1698.
      Son William 100 acres;
      son Lawrence Abbington;
      son in law Mark Cullum 100 acres of land;
      grandson Joseph Abbington 1 mare and feather bed;
      grandson Brooks Abbington;
      my dau. Elizabeth Cullum and her daughter Mary Cullum one calf, cow, feather bed and household goods;
      dau. Mary Rodgers mare and bed;
      Exr. Law Abbington or (Elizabeth Kellum).
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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 21
      FLEWELLING, JOHN, 15 March 1697-8; 30 March 1698. One heifer to god-dau. Margaret; Law. Abbington exr; Estate to be sold for tobacco and the amount of same goes to sons William and Thomas Flewelling at the age of 16 years.
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      1691-1699 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 2; [John Frederick Dorman-1801 transcript];
      Pages 132a-133. Will of John Fleweling of Washington Parish in the County of Westmoreland, being sick and weak of body, dated 15 March 1697/8.
      Unto my God daughter Margarett Flewelling one red heifer about two years old marked flower deluce on the right and a crop and two slitts on the left.
      Unto Laurence Abbington lay new kersey coat and hatt and leather breaches.
      All the rest of my estate be sold at an outcry and tobacco to be made of it and the tobacco equally divided between my two sons William Flewelin and Thomas Flewelin at the age of sixteen. If either die, the survivor to possess his part.
      My two sons be brought up in the fear of God and to read proper English.
      If my two sons die before they come to full age of sixteen, then what tobacco there shall be remaining be divided one half to my God daughter Margarett Fluellin and the other half equally divided between Laurence Abbington's two youngest sons Joseph and James.
      Laurence Abbington have the full manageing of my children and what estate I have left behind me. He pay Capt. Charles Haydon all the tobacco that I owe him this year.
      I impower Laurence Abbington to prove Wm. Hipkins will and to take what legacies and as large power as ever I had or thought to have and to manage and dispose the same.
      Laurence Abbington be executor.
      My son William Fluelin have my gun and she be new stocked as soon as convenient's servis.
      John Flewelin
      Wit: Caleb Butler, Richd. Watts, Jas. Thomkins.
      30 March 1698. Proved by all the witnesses. Probate granted
      Laurence Abbington
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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 33
      BOOTH, WILLIAM, 2 October 1702 ; 25 November 1702. Wife Elizabeth 200 acres of land and at her death to Mary daughter of Law. Abingdon; to Alexander Webster one gold ring and Ann his wife 15 shillings ; to Sarah wife of Capt. Benj. Berryman 3 half crowns; to Thomas Shaw one gun ; sister in law Sarah dau. of John Blagdon late of this county deceased to be exx.; Alexander Webster trustee.
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      1691-1692 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1 [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 63 [25 May 1692]
      Wm. Booth was arrested to answer Lawrence Abbington in a plea. The plaintiff by Robt. Brent his attorney declareth that whereas John Blagdon late of this county, deceased, was seized as of fee of and in a tract of land scituate upon Appomattox Creek in this county and dieing intestate the land descended to Thomas Blagdon, son and heir of the said John, which Thomas dieing intestate and without issue the land descended to his two sisters Lyddia and Elizabeth as coheires of their brother. The plaintiff haveing intermarried with Lydia and the defendant with Elizabeth, the plaintiff hath often requested the defendant to make partitions the which he denies to doe. The plaintiff prays the Writt De partitione facienda directed to the Sheriff to make partition. Judgment is granted the plaintiff to have partition.

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