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

Edmund Berkeley

Male 1674 - 1719  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name Edmund Berkeley 
    Born Between 1665 and 1674  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Mar 1719  Barns Elm, Middlesex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I33841  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father Edmund Berkeley,   b. 17 Apr 1647, Jamestown, James City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 5 May 1674, Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 27 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Kemp,   b. 1648, Jamestown, James City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1703, Timberneck, Abington Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1667 
    Family ID F15594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lucy Burwell,   b. 21 Nov 1683, Abbington Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1716, Barns Elm, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 1 Dec 1703  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lewis Berkeley,   b. 18 Jan 1704, Barns Elm, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1706, Barns Elm, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
     2. Edmund Berkeley,   b. 16 Dec 1704, Barns Elm, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1767, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
     3. Lucy Berkeley,   b. 10 May 1709, Barns Elm, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Mary Berkeley,   b. 24 May 1711, Barns Elm, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1752, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 40 years)  [natural]
     5. Sarah Berkeley,   b. 9 Feb 1713, Barns Elm, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F21834  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Mason,   b. Abt 1669,   d. Bef 1703, Barns Elm, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married Abt 1685  Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F21888  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 4, 1960 [John Frederick Dorman]
      1713-1734 Middlesex County, Virginia Will Book, [Virginia Genealogist-John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 112-15.
      Will of Edmund Berkeley of the County of Midd. being languishing in body, dated 14 Dec. 1718.
      Unto my dear son Edmund Berkeley my tract of land in Middx. County and to the male heirs of his body and in case of failure of such issue to my son Lewis and the male heirs of his body and in case of failure of such issue to my daughters Lucy, Mary and Sarah.
      Unto my son Edmund 2000 acres in King William County which I bought of Mr. Phill: Whithen [worn) in the same manner.
      Unto my son Edmund 1936 acres in the aforesaid county bought of Capt. Scarsbrook and joy[n]ing to the
      2000 acres, as aforesaid.
      Unto my dear son Lewis Berkeley 698 acres in King William County bought of Whithead Ryan and joying [sic] to the land aforesaid to him and his male heirs and in case of failure of such heirs unto my son Edmund and the male heirs of his body and in case of failure to my daughters as aforesaid.
      Unto my son Lewis one tract in Gloster County bought of Barnard in the same manner.
      Unto my three daughters all my money I have in Great Britain, Virginia or elsewhere and also what money shall be raised by my Negroes and stakes [?] before my son Edmund shall arive to the age of twenty one years.
      Unto my daughter Lucy one Negro woman Moll and her son Phill.
      Unto my daughter Mary one Negro girl about four years old.
      Unto my daughter Sarah one Negro girl about four years old which girls I leave to be chose by my sister
      Armistead out of my Negroes.
      Unto my sons Edmund and Lewis the rest of my Negroes, my son Edmund having two parts, the other part for my son Lewis.
      To my sons Edmund and Lewis all my stocks of cattle, hogs, sheep, horses and mares, all my household furniture, to be divided as aforesaid.
      All my plate unto my son Edmund.
      Unto my sister [in law] Martha Armistead my chariot and horses belonging to it.
      The house I am now building may be only secured with a good rood, left to be finished by my son.
      My three daughters I leave to the care of my sister Armistead and my two sons I would have kept at school
      untill they arrive to the age of twenty one.
      My well beloved friend the Honble. William Bassett Esqr. and Majr. Nathl. Burrell and Henry Armistead
      executors.
      My executors buy six Negroes the next year to put upon the land I gave to my son Lewis in King William
      County bought of Ryon.
      Edmund Berkeley
      Wit: Fra. Mylne, Richard Edwards, Robt. Shilldrake.
      3 March 1718.[1719]. William Bassett Esqr., Majr. Nathanl. Burwell and Henry Armistead presented this will in Court. Proved by the witnesses.
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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 4, 1960 [John Frederick Dorman]
      1713-1734 Middlesex County, Virginia Will Book, [Virginia Genealogist-John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 138-48.
      Col. Edmund Berkeley. Inventory. 15 Dec. 1718, 18-19 June 1719. Not appraised.
      Property at Boot Swamp Quarter (includes 24 Negroes), King and Queen Quarter (includes 10 Negroes), Purton Quarter (includes 12 Negroes).
      Property at Home Plantation includes 37 Negroes, 3 white servants (Nicholas Miles, Richard Jones and Thomas Gray), mourning rings (marked AB, D. Ludwell, MB, J. Page, M. Page, L. Burwell, NB), books (listed by title), goods from Messrs. Perry by Capt. Cant, goods by Capt. Wharton and Capt. Holladay, from James Arbuckle, Mr. Robert Wise (a tombstone), Mr. Louel Loyde of Bristol, and bonds of William Hampton and Mrs. Sarah Walker.
      Signed by Henry Armistead.
      1 March 1719. Henry Armistead Gent., one of the executors of Edmund Berkeley Esq. presented this inventory.

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