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

Solomon Ewell

Male 1718 - 1768  (50 years)


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  • Name Solomon Ewell 
    Born 17 May 1718  St. Mary's White Chapel, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jul 1768  St. Mary's White Chapel, Lancaster County, Virginia - Appraisement Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32821  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Charles Ewell,   b. 1665, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1722, St. Mary's White Chapel, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Anne Bertrand,   b. 1690, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1749, St. Mary's White Chapel, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1708  St. Mary's White Chapel, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F19543  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eve Ball,   b. 24 Dec 1713, Bewdley, St. Mary's White Chapel, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1778, St. Mary's White Chapel, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1747  St. Mary's White Chapel, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • January 10, 1746/7, Solomon Ewell and Eve Taylor
    Children 
     1. Solomon Ewell,   b. Abt 1763, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1790, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)  [natural]
     2. James Ewell,   b. 4 Jul 1754, St. Mary's White Chapel, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1797, Greenville, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F21334  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1653-1800 Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee];
      EWELL, Charles. Will. 13 Jany. 1721. Rec. 11 April 1722.
      Wife (name not shown); sons: Charles, Bertrand & Solomon; Daus. Maryann & Charlotte; Brian Pullen's eldest son; Mentions land bought of Mathew Mews and land at Tollivers Mount purchased of Thos. Chittwood. Wits. Wm. & Hannah Ball, Brian Pullen, James Ball, Dan Macdonald, Susannah Bertrand. Extrs. Wm. Bertrand & Bryan Pullen. W.B. 10, p. 376.
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      1653-1800 Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee];
      EWELL, Capt. Sol. Appraisement of estate 20 July 1768. Rec. 22 July 1768. By Chat. Chowning, John Taylor & Jesse Chilton. Inventory returned by Eve Ewell. W.B. 18, p. 118.
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      1653-1800 Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee];
      Division Estate rec. 19 Apl. 1770. Mr. James Ewell in right of his wife Mary, dau. of Solomon Ewell, 1/3 estate. W.B. 18, p. 167.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds [Antient Press]; Liber P; 1761 - 1764; pp 318
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we BERTRAND EWELL of Prince William 320 County, SOLOMON EWELL of LANCASTER COUNTY in the Colony of Virginia Gentlemen and JAMES CRAIK of CHARLES COUNTY in the Province of MARYLAND Surgeon are bound unto JOHN SEMPLE of CHARLES COUNTY in the Province of MARYLAND Merchant in the just sum of Ten thousand pounds Current money of Virginia this Eighth day of April in the year one thousand seven hudnred and Sixty Three
      WHEREAS JESSE EWELL and JAMES EWELL Sons of CHARLES EWELL deced have for the sum of Two thousand Four hundred pounds Virginia Current money sold unto JOHN SEMPLE all their right whatsoever that they have unto all and every Forge and Forges Saw & Grist Mill or Mills on the Waters of OCCOQUAN RIVER in the County of Prince William together with all their right to the following parcels of land to wit that parcel of land which was purchased of JOHN GREGG & conveyed by ELIZABETH GREGG the Widow & Relict of said JOHN GREGG containing One thousand and Seventy acres and that other tract in the same County purchased of JAMES CARTER containing Two hundred acres. that other tract in the same County containing fifty acres purchased of WILLIAM FITZHUGH and that tract of land in the County of Prince William purchased of COLO. WILLIAM FITZHUGH containing One thousand acres and also that other tract of land formerly taken up by CHARLES EWELL as Waste and confirmed to him by Deed containing Two hundred and Twelve acres Together with the Slaves called Joe, Harry, Georg, Chaise. Ben and Kitt and all the Waggons Carts Stocks of Horses Cattle & tools & implements and every other article whatsoever which was rented unto JOHN BALLENDINE by BERTRAND EWELL for himself and as Executor to his Brother CHARLES EWELL Deceased by Articles of Agreement bearing date the third day of February one thousand seven hundred and fifty five and hath put said JOHN SEMPLE into the immediate possession but for as much as the said JESSE EWELL and JAMES EWELL are by reason of their tender age incapable at this time to convey the above lands etc. the above BERTRAND EWELL, SOLOMON EWELL & JAMES CRAIL have become bound that so soon as the said JESSE & JAMES EWELL arive to full age they shall in due form of Law convey the said lands etc. unto the said JOHN SEMPLE and untill such conveyances executed permit said JOHN SEMPLE his heirs to use the above lands etc, that then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force
      in presence of G, JOHNSTON, BERTRAND EWELL
      ALLAN MACRAE, HENRY LEE, SOLOMONEWELL
      DANL. PAYNE JAMES CRAIK
      Prince William County Sct. We have consented to the sale of the Lands, Forges, Mills, Slaves etc. in the annexed Bond specified and at our Particular Instance the Gentlemen therein bound became so April 5th 1763
      Witness ALLAN MACRAE, JESSE EWELL
      G. JOHNSTON. HENRY LEE JAMES EWELL
      At a Court contd & held for Prince Wm. County the 8th day of April 1763
      This Bond from BERTRAND EWELL, SOLOMON EWELL & JAMES CRAIE to JOHN SEMPLE together with the Consent of JESSE EWELL & JAMES EWELL was proved by the oaths of HENRY LEE. ALLAN MACRAE & GEORGE JOHNSTON gent three of the witnesses thereto & the same was ordered to be recorded
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.edhanson.com/thornton/wills/WILL%20of%20Maj%20James%20Ball.htm
      URL title: WILL of Maj. James Ball
      Note:
      In the name of God Amen I James Ball being in perfect health and memory thanks be to god do make this my last Will in Manner following viz I do first and most principly give and bequeath my Soul to God who gave it me in certain hopes notwithstanding my unworthyness to receive pardon of all my sins through the blessed merits and mediation of my deer redeemer Jesus Christ.

      Item I give to my Grand Son Burgess Ball all my lands in King George, Spotsilvania and Stafford Counties during his Natural life & at his decease I give it to his child or children as he shall think fit and to their heirs.

      Item I give to my Said grand son Twenty one Slaves viz. Dick, Bristor, Adam Rawleigh, & Alice yt I Bought of my son James, Lucy & her four children and her three grand children, Letty and her Seven children and all their future increase when he shall arrive to the age of twenty one or have lawful issue and that my exe'r keep a true account of the profits of the slaves out of which profits it is my desire my aforesaid grandson be well educated & when he shall arrive to the aforesaid age or have lawful issue, that he be possessed and entitled to ye the said slaves and their increase as also what shall arrive from the profits of the said slaves, but in case my said Grand Son die before he come to the age of twenty one and without lawful issue then I give the Said Slaves and profits to be equally divided among my Son and five Daughters and their heirs.

      Item I give to my Said Grand Son my clock and my two mares Blase and Fancy & what stock I shall have on the land before given him and all their increase when he shall come to the age aforesaid or have lawfull issue.

      Item I give to my Daughter Sinah and my four grand Sons viz. Jesse Ball son of my Daughter Frances, James Ewell and James Ewell son of Eve Ewell and John Selden and their heirs five thousand acres of land in Prince Wm County to be laid off at the upper end of my mountain tract to them and their heirs equally amongst them. I give to my Daughter Eve one Slave named Sarah and all her Encrease which she has now only the use of.

      Item I give to my daughter Selden and her heirs ye land I bought of Benjamin Taylor. I give to my grand son John Taylor Fifty pounds Sterling to be paid him when he shall come to the age of twenty one but if he should die before that age then I give it to his Mother it being part of her portion. Item I give to my five Daughters all my household goods except my plate. The best bed and furniture which I give to my Son James.

      Item I give to my Grand Son Tobey Downman Thirty pounds to be laid out in land or a Slave and no otherways. Item I give to my grandson James Downman my watch and Silver Buckles. Item I give to my son James the use of all the remainder of my estate including my Slaves in his possession which he has now the use of all during his natural life and at his death to dispose of as he shall think fit.

      Item I do appoint my Son Exr of this my last will and testament and guardian to my grand son Burgess Ball and my will is that my estate be not appraised. In witness my hand and seal this 15th day of July 1754.

      James Ball [Seal]

      At a Court held for Lancaster County on the 15th day of November 1754 this will was presented in Court by James Ball Gent Excr therein named who made Oath thereto and the same was ordered to be recorded. Teste, Thos Edwards, Jr. C. L. C. A copy Attest Benj'n M. Walker C. C. 1830. Dec 3d.

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