Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties
John Scarbrooke- 1679
Name John Scarbrooke Gender Male Death 24 Jun 1679 York County, Virginia - probate Person ID I30898 Tree1 Last Modified 24 Mar 2023
Family Mary Martiau, b. Abt 1627, York County, Virginia d. Bef 14 Jan 1658, York County, Virginia (Age ~ 31 years) Marriage Bef 1657 York County, Virginia Children 1. Jane Scarbrooke, b. Abt 1654, York County, Virginia d. Bef 9 Dec 1695, York County, Virginia (Age ~ 41 years) [Father: natural] 2. Elizabeth Scarbrooke, b. Abt 1655, York County, Virginia d. Warwick County, Virginia [Father: natural] Family ID F20285 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 24 Mar 2023
Contributed by: James Hughes
Note: No.1. p.337.
Now here is the argument. This entry has been subject to the most careful scrutiny of our best experts. It being the will of Captain Nicholas Martiau, the oldest known American ancestor of General Washington. Also of many other Americans of Virginia origin. The names appears as 'Martian' in the record. It is written in an apen, bold hand and there is no boubt about it. The doubt lies in the record itself, which we believe to be a transcript ant not an original. B.F.
Will of Nicholas Martiau of the County and Parish of York. Dated 1 March 1656/7. Probated 24 April 1657. "being very sick and weak in body" "to my Eldest Daughter Elizabeth wife of George Read Esq'r" land in York Parish. "to my Daughter Mary Scarsbrook wife of John Scarsbrook" land in York Parish on the S side of the swamp commonly called Broccas Swamp "upon part of which the said John is now seated". To dau Elizabeth Read other personal property incl "my Watch". To daughter Sarah Fuller wife of Capt William Fuller "all that my Divident of land lying in Potomack and Conteyening Two Thousand Acres", but if not seated by them to be sold and proceeds to be "dyvyded betweene my said Three loveing daughters for the good of them and their Children". To Daughter Fuller cattle now in her possession.
"to my loveing sonn George Read Es qr" wearing apparel.
"to my sonn John Scarsbrook" clothing and money.
Two negroes Phill: and Nicholas to be free. Land for their use and personal proberty. They to have sufficient land "to plant in the Feild where William Leigh lived for thier lives". "to HUGH ROY lately my Serv't" a heifer. Residue of Estaate "in Virginia or elsewhere" to be div equally betw daus Eliz: and Mary. They extrx. Signed "Nicholas Martian" Should be Nicholas Martiau
Proved by oaths of Trott and Ballard 24 April 1657 and recorded.
York County, 1648-1657
Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 109 pgs.