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

John Chew

Male 1706 - 1756  (50 years)


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  • Name John Chew  [1, 2
    Birth 1706  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 6 Jul 1756  St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30874  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Larkin Chew,   b. 1678, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Apr 1729, St. George's Parish, Spotysylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hannah Roy,   b. 1680, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 Aug 1734, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 1698  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Beverley,   b. 27 Mar 1704, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1755, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 50 years) 
    Marriage 26 Jun 1729  St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Chew,   b. 1730, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Sep 1778, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 48 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. John Chew,   b. Aft 1737, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Sep 1789, Fredericksburg, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 50 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Mary Beverley Chew,   b. Abt 1728, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1770, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 43 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Hannah Chew,   b. Between 1740 and 1745, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1821, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 81 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F16710  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      1749-1759 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book B; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      CHEW, JOHN, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia,
      d. May 11, 1755, p. July 6, 1756.
      Wit. Francis Cammack; Jas. Marye.
      Ex. Joseph Brock.
      Leg. sons, Robert and John;
      daughter Mary Beverley Brock;
      daughter Hannah Chew;
      Mr. Harry Beverley, guardian to my son, John Chew;
      Joseph Brock, guardian to my daughter Hannah Chew. Page 295)
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      1722-1749 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book A; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      CHEW, LARKIN, d. May 11, 1728, p. Apr. 1, 1729. Wit. William Russell. Ex. son Larkin Chew. Leg. sons Thomas and John Chew; daughter Nan Johnson, wife of William Johnson; Larkin Chew Junr. son of Larkin and Hannah Chew, every part and parcel of my estate after my debts are paid; my wife Hannah Chew to have her first choice of my estate after the debts are paid, to maintain her and my mother Ruth Green, during their natural lives, afterwards to return to Larkin Chew, my natural son and executor. (page 98)
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      1725-1728 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 245-246
      THIS INDENTURE made the Third day of July in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty seven, Between LARKIN CHEW of County of Spotsylvania, Gent., of one part and JOHN CHEW of aforesaid County of other part; Witnesseth that LARKIN CHEW in consideration of sum of five shillings to him in hand paid by JOHN CHEW, the receipt whereof he doth hereby ackowledge hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOHN CHEW all the parcell of land being part of a Pattent granted to LARKIN CHEW bearing date the twenty sixth day of Aprill one thousand seven hundred and twelve and scituate in County aforesaid being the land of Mr. JOHN LEWIS and RICHARD BUCKNER bounded, Beginning at a red Oak corner to RICHARD BUCKNER standing on a hill side by a large Beaver Dam Marsh, thence along BUCKNER's line South tenn degrees East one hundred poles to a Beach standing in low ground corner to RICHARD BUCKNER and LARKIN CHEW, thence North seventy two degrees West two hundred poles to a Stake in sight of a small Branch, thence North fifty three degrees West two hundred and sixty poles to a Stake in sight of the Road, thence South fifty six degrees East one hundred thirty poles to a small Gum in low sunken ground by the Beaver Dam Marsh, thence along the said Marsh and sunken ground the several courses thereof to the place it first began containing three hundred and thirty five acres of land be the same more or less according to the exprest bounds thereof and the rents and profitts of the premises; To have and to hold the three hundred thirty five acres of land with appurtenances unto JOHN CHEW and assigns from the day before the date of these presents during the term of one whole year from thence next ensuing paying therefore yearly the rent of one pepper corn on the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel only if lawfully demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession JOHN CHEW may be in the actuall possession of the premises and be enabled to accept a grant of the inhereitance thereof to him and his heirs; In Wittness whereof LARKIN CHEW hth hereunto sett his hand and seal the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presents of us
      HENRY WILLIS LARKIN CHEW
      HENRY GOODLOE
      T. STAIGE
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County July the fourth 1727
      LARKIN CHEW acknowledged this his Deed of Lease for land unto JOHN CHEW at whose motion the same is admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
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      1725-1728 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 352-354
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I LARKIN CHEW the Elder of Saint George Parish in Spotsylvania County for divers good causes and considerations me moving but more especially for the fatherly love I bare my Son, JOHN CHEW, and for his better preferment in the world and for the sum of five pounds sterling money of Great Brittain the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge have and by these presents do give bargaine and sell unto my Son, JOHN CHEW, his heirs all that tract of land whereon said JOHN CHEW now lives situate in Saint George Parish in Spotsylvania County on the South side a larger Bever Dam Marsh being part of two Pattents granted to me said LARKIN CHEW the Elder bareing dates some time before the date of these presents and bounded; Beginning at a red Oak corner to RICHARD BUCKNER standing on the South side a Bever Dam Marsh, runing thence South five degrees West one hundred poles into low sunken ground, thence North seventy two degrees West two hundred poles to a Stake by a small Branch, thence North fifty three degrees West two hundred and sixty poles to a Stake in sight of a Road, thence North fifty six degrees East to three small white Oaks standing on a levell corner to JOHN LEWIS, thence along LEWIS's line North sixty five degrees East one hundred and fourty poles to a small Gum in low sunken ground by the Bever Dam Marsh, thence along the Bever Dam Marsh and sunken ground the severall courses thereof to the place it first began containing three hundred thirty five acres according to the exprest bounds thereof and the yearly profitts thereof; To have and to hold the three hundred thirty five acres of land and premises with appertances unto JOHN CHEW his heirs and LARKIN CHEW the Elder and his heirs against all persons will warrant and for ever defend by these presents; AND KNOW YEE by these presents that I LARKIN CHEW the Elder in consideration of the Fatherly love and affection and for the better preferment in the world and for the some of three pounds sterling money of Great Brittain to me in hand paid the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge have and by these presents do absolutely sell unto my Son, JOHN CHEW, and unto his heirs six Negro slaves commonly called and known by the names of Dimbo, Mott, Siriah, Geney, Sarah and Potter; To have and to hold the six Negro slaves and their increase unto JOHN CHEW and his heirs [and provided JOHN CHEW dye without lawfull heirs of his body that then this Estate to revert to the said LARKIN CHEW and his heirs] and against all persons will warrant and defend by these presents; In Witness whereof I the said LARKIN CHEW have hereunto put my hand and seal the 5th day of February 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 presents of us
      JOHN WALLER
      ANDREW HARRISON
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      1728-1729 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 403
      This Indenture made the fifth day of August in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and twenty nine By and Between JOHN CHEW of the County of Spotsylvania of the one part and EDWARD FRANKLYN of the County aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said JOHN CHEW for and in
      consideration of the sum of twelve pounds current money to him in hand paid by the said EDWARD FRANKLYN at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof he the said JOHN CHEW doth hereby acknowledge himself therewith fully satisfied contented and paid and thereof and of every part and parcell thereof doth clearly and absolutely acquit and Exonerate and discharge him the said EDWARD FRANKLYN his heirs Exrs. and Admrs. and every of them forever by these presents hath given granted bargained sold aliened Revised Released and confirmed and by these presents doth give grant bargain sell alien revise release and confirm unto the said EDWARD FRANKLYN and to his heirs and assigns two hundred acres of land lying and being in St. George parish in Spotsylvania County and bounded as followeth [Vizi] Beginning at two small gums standing on the Glady fork at the Mouth of a small branch and running thence south twenty one degrees west two hundred and ten poles to a white and red oak standing on a hill side, thence south eighty degrees twenty two poles to a black oak saplin on a Ridge, thence north eighty degrees east fifty poles to a saplin in the fork of a branch thence north thirty degrees east three hundred and fifty two poles to a white oak saplin on a point, thence north fourteen degrees west forty four poles to a red oake on the south side of e Glady fork run thence up the said run the several courses thereof to the Beginning place. And all the Estate Title Interest use property Reversion Claim and Demand whatsoever of him the said JOHN CHEW and of every other person whatsoever in and to the premises and every part and parcell thereof all which said premises now are in actual possession of the said EDWARD FRANKLYN by virtue of one Indenture of bargain and sale to him thereof made for the Term of one year bearing date the day before the date of these presents and made between the said JOHN CHEW of the one part and the said EDWARD FRANKLYN of the other part and by virtue of the Statute for Transferring uses into possessions and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders and all other Rents Except Quitrents and profits of the premises and of every part and parcell thereof To Have and To Hold the said seat or tract of land and all and singular other the premises and every part and parcell thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said EDWARD FRANKLYN his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of him the said EDWARD FRANKLYN his heirs and assigns forever to be held on of our Sovereign Lord the King his heirs and Successors by the Quitrents accostomed and the said JOHN CHEW his heirs and Exrs. the said mentioned granted promises with the appurtenances to the said EDWARD FRANKLYN his heirs and assigns against him the said JOHN CHEW his heirs and assigns and against all other persons whatsoever shall and will warrent and forever defend by these presents and the said JOHN CHEW for himself his heirs Exrs. and Admrs. and every of them doth covenant grant and agree to and with the said EDWARD FRANKLYN his heirs and assigns and every of them by these presents in manner and form following that is to say that it shall and may be lawfull to and for the said EDWARD FRANKLYN his heirs tenants and assigns from time to time and at all times hereafter according to the true purport intent and meaning of these presents to peaceably and quietly to enter into and upon have hold, occupy, possess and enjoy to his and their own proper use and behoof the aforementioned seat or tract of land and all and singular other the premises herein before mentioned ment or Intended to be hereby granted bargained sold aliened revised released and confirmed and every part and parcell thereof with appurtenances without any Lawfull or Equitable Lott Suit Trouble Denyall Disturbance Expulsion Eviction Interruption claime or demand of him the said JOHN CHEW his heirs or assigns or any other person or persons whatsoever claiming or to claim any Estate Right Title or interest of into or out of the said premises or any part thereof and that the said JOHN CHEW now hath good Right and Iawfull authority to sell and dispose of the said land and premises to the said EDWARD FRANKLYN his heirs and assigns in manner and form aforesaid and farther that he the said JOHN CHEW his heirs and assigns shall and will at any time within the space of seven years next ensueing the date hereof upon Request and at the cost and charges in the Law of the said EDWARD FRANKLYN his heirs and assigns do, make, ley, acknowledge, execute and suffer or cause to be done made levyed acknowledged executed and suffered all and every such further lawful! and reasonable assurance and act in the Law for the farther better and more absolute assuring and conveying of the said seat or tract of Land and all and singular other the premises herein before mentioned meant or Intended to be hereby granted bargained sold aliened revised released and confirmed and every part thereof with the appurtenances unto the said EDWARD FRANKLYN his heirs and assigns the only use and behoof of him the said EDWARD FRANKLYN his heirs and assigns according to the true intent and meaning of these presents both by fine or fines Recovery or Recoverys the acknowledging and Recording of these presents or otherwise by the said EDWARD FRANKLYN his heirs or assigns or his or their Council Learned in the Law shall be reasonably devised advised or required to these presents doing or suffering thereof be compelled to travel! further then to the Court of Spotsylvania County or to the General Court of this his Majesties Colony and Dominion of Virginia. In Witness whereof the said JOHN CHEW hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written. Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us
      WM. JOHNSON, THOS. CHEW JOHN CHEW [seal]
      ZACHARY TAYLOR
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County August the fifth Anno Domi. 1729. JOHN CHEW acknowledged this his Deed of Release for Land unto EDWARD FRANKLYN at whose motion the same was admitted to record.
      Test; JOHN WALLER, CIk. Curt.
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      1730-1731 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book B; [Antient Press]; Page 95
      This Indenture made the twenty fourth day of September in the fourth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second by the grace of God of Great Brittain France & Ireland King Defender of the faith &c in the year of our Lord one thousand and seven hundred thirty between THOMAS CHEW & LARKIN CHEW of the parish of St. George in the County of Spotsylvania Gent. of the one part and CHARLES CHISWELL of Hannover County Gent. of the other part. Witnesseth that the said THOMAS & LARKIN CHEW for & in consideration of the sume of twenty nine pounds seventeen shillings current money of Virginia in hand paid to ye sd THOMAS & LARKIN CHEW the receipt whereof they acknowledged & therewith to be fully satisfyed & paid and thereof and every part thereof do by these presents acquit & discharge ye sd CHARLES CHISWELL his heirs Executors and administrators and every of them the said THOMAS CHEW & LARKIN CHEW have granted bargained sold aliened released & confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain sell alien release & confirm to the said CHARLES CHISWELL his heirs and assigns forever in his actual possession now being by virtue of the Statute for Transferring uses into possessions all that Messuage Tenement houses plantation and land containing by estimation one thousand acres be the same more or less situate lying and being in ye parish of St. George in the County of Spotsylvania which said land was granted to LARKIN CHEW, Sen. Decd. by patent dated the twenty eight day of September MDCCXXVIII and is bounded as followeth vizt. Beginning at a small corner pine & white oak of JAMES TAYLOR & JOHN KEYS standing on a barren ridge thence along the said KEYS line south fifty seven degrees west eighty eight poles to a stake by a small corner red oak & white oak of ye sd CHARLES CHISWELL on the west side the Main Road in a Valley in KEYS line thence up ye road twenty poles to a corner white oak on the west side the road & two corner pines & a white oak of ye sd CHISWELLS on the east side the road thence along the said CHISWELLS line south eighty five degrees west six hundred & six poles to a red oak & two small white oaks sd CHISWELL corner on a ridge in HARRY BEVERLEYS old line thence along his line north nineteen degrees west two hundred & sixty four poles to three great pines on the south east side a small branch thence north eighty two degrees east eight hundred & forty four poles to two pines & two white oaks in JAMES TAYLORS line on the north west side a branch thence along his line south east one hundred & fifty four poles to his corner pine at the head of a meadow thence south one hundred & sixty poles to a corner white oak & red oak on a point of JAMES TAYLORS thence along another line of the sd TAYLORS west one hundred & sixty poles to the Beginning to have to hold all the said Messuage tenement plantation & land with all its appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said CHARLES CHISWELL & his heirs and assigns for ever and the said THOMAS CHEW & LARKIN CHEW for themselves and for each of them their and each of their heirs do covenant & grant to and with ye sd CHARLES CHISWELL his heirs and assigns that the sd THOMAS CHEW & LARKIN CHEW or one or both of them are lawfully & rightfully seized of & in the sd Messuage tenement houses plantation and land with the appurtenances of a good absolute and indefeasible Estate in fee simple and now hath good right and absolute authority to grant and convey the premises to the said CHARLES CHISWELL and his heirs forever according to the true intent & meaning of these presents free from all other gifts grants sales mortgages rights of Dowers or other Incumbrances whatsoever at any time heretofore made or done by ye sd THOMAS CHEW & LARKIN CHEW or by LARKIN CHEW decd. the patentes of the premises and that it shall & may be lawfull to & for the sd CHARLES CHISWELL his heirs & assigns to have hold possess & enjoy the before granted premises with all the appurtenances herein before mentioned to be given granted aliened and released or hereby intended to be given granted alien'd released & confirmed without any Lett Suite Interruption or disturbance whatsoever of them the sd THOMAS CHEW or LARKIN CHEW or either of them their or either of their heirs or assigns or of any other person or persons whatsoever claiming under them or any of them or under LARKIN CHEW, Sen. Decd. ye rents & services due to ye King from & after the date of these presents against the claim of all persons whatsoever claiming by from or under them or either of them or by from or under the said LARKIN CHEW, Sen. Decd. and the said THOMAS & LARKIN CHEW do further covenant that they shall and will whenever thereto required by the said CHARLES CHISWELL his heirs or assigns at th€ cost and charge of the said CHARLES CHISWELL made and execute such further and better conveyance or assurance as shall be intended to them to execute for the firmer and better assurance & conveying the premises to the said CHARLES CHISWELL and his heirs forever. In Witness whereof the said THOMAS CHEW and LARKIN CHEW have hereunto sett their hands & seals the day and year first above written.
      THOMAS CHEW [seal] LARKIN CHEW [seal]
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of
      W. RUSSELL, J. WALLER, Jun., JOHN GRAME
      September 27th 1730. Reced. of CHARLES CHISWELL twenty nine pounds seventeen shillings in full of the within mentioned consideration money.
      Witness W. RUSSELL, J. WALLER, Jun., JOHN GRAME
      THOMAS CHEW LARKIN CHEW
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      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 33
      Spotsylvania County Court 6th of April 1731
      - Ordered that the Clerk do wait on his Honble. the Governour and desire that the following Gentlemen recommended Vizt. AUGUSTINE SMITH, JOHN CHEW, LARKIN CHEW, JAMES BARBER, FRANCIS SLAUGHTER, SAMUEL BALL and JOHN FINLESON Gent. may be added in the Commission of the peace for this County
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      July 1, 1740. John Chew and Margaret, his wife, of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to Anthony Gholstone of same Par. and County. £40 curr. 400 a. in Spts. Co. John Waller, Wm. Waller, M. Battaley. July 1, 1740.
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      1742-1751 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book D; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      April 2, 1751. John Chew of Spts. Co., Gent., to Larkin Chew of afsd. Co., Gent. £300 curr. 528 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. W. Miller, Joseph Steward, Jos. Brock, Wm. McWilliams, A. Foster. April 2, 1751.
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier]; March 1, 1756. John Chew of Spts. Co., Gent., to his daughter, Mary Beverley Brock. Deed of gift. Negroes. Witnesses, John Chew, junr.; John Semple. July 6, 1756.
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier]; March 1, 1756. John Chew of Spts. Co., Gent., to his daughter, Hannah Chew. Deed of Gift. Negroes. Witnesses, J. Brock, Mary Beverley Brock, John Semple. July 6, 1756.
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      March 1, 1756. John Chew of Spts. Co., Gent., to his son, John Chew, junr. Deed of Gift. Negroes. Witnesses, Jo. Brock, Mary Beverley Brock, John Semple. July 6, 1756.
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      1724-1726 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 12; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 37
      JOHN CHEW. GENT., 193 acs. (N. L.), Spotsyl. Co., in St. George's Par: on S. side the River Pipe alias Lewis' River, on SW side of a gr. Beaverdam, & on N. side the River Po; beg. in Warner's old line. no,. Lewis' line; by Mr. John Chew's fence; through the plantation: so Mr. Richard Buckner; 4 June 1726, Page 386.
      SAME. 608 acs. (N. L.) ; same location, date, & page. Beg. on S. side of Bear Run. against John Bush's corner; to E. side of Bush's Mill path; adj. Micall Genneys land.

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Fourth Edition. Volume One, Families A-F.

    2. [S72] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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