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

Richard Gov. Bennett

Male 1609 - 1675  (65 years)


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  • Name Richard Gov. Bennett 
    Born 6 Aug 1609  Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Apr 1675  Nansemond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I34356  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Thomas Bennett,   b. 2 Apr 1570, Wiveliscombe, Taunton Deane Borough, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1616, Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anstie Tomson Spicer,   b. 1579, Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1616, Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 11 Aug 1599  Milverton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Anne MNU Utie,   b. Abt 1601, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1674, Nansemond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married Bef Oct 1641  Lower Norfolk, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Bennett,   b. Abt 1642, Lower Norfolk, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1687, Warton Creek, Kent County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)  [natural]
     2. Richard Bennett,   b. Abt 1644, Nansemond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1667, Anne Arundel, County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)  [natural]
     3. Elizabeth Bennett,   b. 1645, Nansemond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1719, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F2436  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • References:
      1 Lossing, Benson John (1901). Harper's Encyclopædia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1902. Harper & Brothers. pp. 544.
      2 Tyler, Lyon Gardiner (1915). Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography. Lewis Historical Publishing Company. pp. 47.
      3 Warfield, Joshua Dorsey (1905). The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland: A Genealogical and Biographical Review from wills, deeds and church records. Kohn & Pollock. pp. 41.
      4 Boddie, 17th Century Isle of Wight COunty, Virginia p. 54
      5 Boddie, p. 62-73
      6 Boddie, p. 75
      7 Boddie, p. 76, 80
      8 Boddie, p.266-267.
      9 Boddie, Colonial Surrey, p. 41
      10 Wise, Jennings Cropper (1911). Ye Kingdome of Accawmacke, or The Eastern Shore of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century, p. 126. Richmond: The Bell Book and Stationery Co.
      11 Boddie, John Bennett (1973). Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Genealogical Publishing Company. pp. 79-80. ISBN 0806305592
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      posted on the BENNETT-L Archives at Rootweb:
      In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

      I, Richard Bennett, of Nansemond River in Virginia being sick in body but in perfect memory doe make and ordain this my last will testament as followith vizt - Imprs I give my body to the earth and my Spirit to God that gave it. Item. I give and bequeath unto the Parish where I now live and have so long lived all that parcel of land being three hundred acres more or less which Thomas Bolton holdeth by lease and which he now lives. The rents & profits thereof to be received yearly by the Church-wardens of this parish and by them disposed of towards the relief of four poor aged or impotent persons whom they judge to stand in most need of help and this to continue and be done for as ever long as ye land continues.
      Item. I give and bequeath unto Richard Buxton, the son of Thomas Buxton, the rents & profits of that parcel of land on which Edmond Belson now liveth to him and his heirs for ever the same to be paid unto him when he shall come to be twenty years of age, but if he lives not to that time or afterward die without issue, then the said land & ye rents thereof to be and continue to be paid as now it is.
      Item. I give unto my daughter Ann fifty pounds sterling beside her debts which she now oweth me.
      Item. I give an bequeath unto my grandchildren Elizabeth, Ann and Bennett Scarburgh or any other of my daughter Scarburgh children which shall be born hereafter all that parcel of land lying in Pocomoke River on the eastern shore in Maryland being two thousand eight hundred acres by patent to them or either of them or either of their heirs for ever and also two thousand five hundred acres by patent lying in Niccocomoco River on the eastern shore in Maryland.
      Item. I give unto my cousin Silvester, the wife of Major Nicholas Hill, twelve thousand pounds of tobacco.
      Item. I give to my cousin Mary, the wife of Mr. Luke Cropley, twenty pounds sterling.
      Item. I give unto Richard Hubard of Pigg Point one thousand pounds of tobacco.
      Item. I give unto Michael Ward and the widow of John Lewis, to each of them one thousand pounds of tobacco.
      Item. I give unto the widow Prince one thousand pounds of tobacco.
      Item. I give unto Charles Howard & Richard Higgens to each of them one thousand pounds of tobacco & more to Charles Howard the land which he lives on for eleven years.
      Item. I give to Thomas Chilcote & Thomas Garrat to each of them two thousand pounds of tobacco.
      Item. I give unto William Kitchen and John Blye to each of them one thousand pounds of tobacco.
      Item. I give unto Patrick Edmondston and the widow Riddick to each of them one thousand pounds of tobacco.
      Item. I give unto John Woster who married the relic of John Salsbury one thousand pounds of tobacco.
      Item. I give unto William Yearrat of Pagan Creek and to the wife of Mr. Thomas Taberer to each of them two thousand pounds of tobacco.
      Item. I give unto Elizabeth Outland of Chucatuke Creek and Thomas Jordan of the same place to each of them two thousand pounds of tobacco.
      Item. I give unto James day twelve thousand pounds of tobacco and if Mr. Taberer see cause, he may add three thousand more to it.
      Item. I give to all my servants that now liveth with me both Christians and Negroes to each of them one thousand pounds of tobacco only the two hirelings excepted viz - Richard Higgins & John Turner. The rest of my personal and real estate and all lands and stock of what nature or kind so ever it be to go to my grandchild Richard Bennett, to him and his heirs forever, my said grandchild now residing in Bristoll, and in default of such heirs then to come to the children of Theodorick Bland & Charles Scarburg. Lastly, I do hereby declare and ordain and appoint James Jofey, Mr. Thomas Hodges, and Edmond Belson or any two of them also Robert Pealle to be overseers of this my last will and testament allowing & approving for good and effectual to all intents and purposes what so ever my said executors or any two of them shall do or cause to be done concerning the estate from time to time in relation to the estate.
      In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 15th day of March 1674 - RI BENNETT (LS) - Signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of us - JOHN SPEIRS, ENO EARLE, CHARLES HOWARD, GEORGE DAVIS.
      Proved in Nansemond Court the 12th of April 1675 by the oaths of Mr. Eno Earle, Charles Howard, & George Davis to be the last will & testament of Major General R. Bennett.
      Teste: JNO LEAR CHR Cur.
      Proved 3rd August 1676.
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      1652-1658 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book; ©Peter's Row - 200
      [Page 63 L]
      To all etc. whereas etc. Now know you that I the said Richard Bennett Esq. etc. give and grant unto Thomas Salsbury eleven hundred acres of land situated-laying and being in the County of Northumberland and on the Southside of Great Wicocomoco River bounding Northerly upon the said river and Fishing Creek Easterly upon the creek which divides this land from the land of the said Salsbury now lives on and the land of Martin Cole Westerly upon the land of Geruase Dodson bought of the pattent of John Essex Southerly upon the land of John Fawsett and the main woods the said land being due unto the said Thomas Salsbury (vizt) one hundred and fifty acres part hereof being formerly granted by pattent to John Hawkins dated the 26th of September 1651 and by Abraham Byram the legate of the said Hawkins assigned to Mr. Geruase Dodson and by the said Dodson assigned to the said Salsbury and nine hundred and fifty acres the residue by and for the transportation of nineteen people into this colony whose names are in the records mentioned under this pattent to have and to hold etc. dated the 13th of September 1654.
      Richard Bennett
      Wm. Claiborne Sec'ty
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      1652-1658 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book; ©[Frank V. Walczyk]
      William Bedlam his patt
      To all etc Whereas etc. Now know you that I the said Richard Bennett Esq. etc. give and grant unto William Bedlam seventy acres of land situated in the County of Northumberland commonly called by the name of Yeocomoco Point bounded on the South and Southwest a creek which divideth this land and the land of Thomas Hayles, West and Northwest upon the land of Edward Walker North and Northeast upon or against Potomacke River East and Southeast upon Yeocomoco River the said land being due unto the said Wm. Bedlam by and for the transportation of two persons into this colony both whose names are in records mentioned under this pattent dated the 29th of November 1652.
      R. Bennett
      W. Claiborne Senr
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      1657-1661 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 213
      Northumberland county Court 21st of May 1659
      - It appeareing to the Court that JNO: LANDMAN, deced., is indebted unto Mr. JNO: LORD by assignemt. of Bill from RICHARD BENNETTs Estate, the summe of three hundred fourty and eight pounds of tobco: and caske (old debt), It is therefore ordered that MABELL LANDMAN, the Relict and Administratrx: of the said JNO: LANDMAN, shall by the tenth of Novembr: next make payment of the said debt unto the said JNO: LORD out of the deceds, Estate according to priority in Law and Act of Assembly
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      1657-1661 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 240
      At a Court held for the County of Northumberland ye 21th of May 1660
      - Whereas it doth appeare unto this Court that Coll. JNO: TRUSSELL at his decease stoode indebted unto RICHARD BENNETT, Esqr., the summe of seaventeene hundred & five pounds of good sweet sented tobco: in caske by Bill. It is therefore ordered that MARY TRUSSELL, Administrx. of the Estate of the sd. Coll. TRUSSELL, shall by the 10th of Novembr next make paymt, of the sd, debt unto the sd. RICHARD BENNETT, Esqr,, out of the deceds. Estate according to priority in Law als execucon; And it is alsoe ordered that the sd. MARY TRUSSELL shall pay 30 lb, of tobco: to the use of the Comrs. according to Act of Assembly

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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 1; Page 108
      GEORG HIGGINS, 100 acs. Chas. Riv. Co., 11 May 1639, p. 644. 30 acs. butting upon Cheesemans Cr. WIT, bounded on the N. with land of John Clarkson, S. with land of Richard Bennett, runing E. S. E. &c. 70 acs. butting upon his first devdt., parallel to sd. Cr., to thepoplar branch & thence to the head of Thomas Isles first devdt. Due for his own per. adv. & trans. of John Young.
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      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 33
      Sr, Our request unto you is (missing) to appear in our behalf & to (missing) the Court that the Conveyance (missing) Coll. JOHN CARTER lying at NANNCOCK bearing date with this our act & deed & that we do make over (all our right title & interest) of the said parcell of land to him his heirs & assignes for Ever in consideracon of three score pounds (missing) by him for the same for the performance whereof in our names & steads we do hereby fully authorize (missing) ANTHONY STEPHENS Witness our hands & Seals this 28th day of May 1658
      in presence of EDWARD CARTER R. BENNETT Seale
      THOMAS CARTER MARY ANN BENNETT Seale
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      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 33
      THIS INDENTURE made the 20th day of May in the year of our Lord 1658 Witnesseth that we RICHARD BENNETT & MARY ANN BENNETT of NANSAMUM RIVER in Virginia for & in consideration of three score pounds Sterl. Lawful! English money to us in hand paid before sealing & Delivery hereof the receit whereof we do hereby acknowledge do bargain & sell unto JOHN CARTER of Rappahannock in Virginia all our right title & interest in a parcell of land lying & being at NAIMCOCK in Rappahanock in River aforesaid bounded on a Creek on the Wester side thereof conteyning three hundred acres or thereabouts more or less now or lately in the tenure occupacon & possession of WM. BENCE & ROBERT BRYAN being all that parcell of or tract of land lying between the land of HENRY DED(missing)M {Dedman}, THOMAS GRIFFIN To Have and to hold the said parcell of land with all houses orchards whatsoever else to the same belonging to him his heirs & assignes for ever & we do hereby warrant the quiet possession & enjoyment of the aforesaid land & every part thereof unto him the said CARTER his heirs or assignes against any person or persons whatsoever clayming by or from us or either of us and also do bind our selves to make such further conveyance of the premises & every things as is needfull & as lyes in our power to do att all times hereafter when ever the same shall be required In Witness we have hereunto sett our hands & seals the day & year above written in presence of EDWD. CARTER, RI: BENNETT Seale
      THO CARTER
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      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 39
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I RICHARD BENNETT of Virginia Merchant do bargaine (missing) valluable considerations already received have bargained & sold unto THOMAS GRIFFITH One hundred & fifty acres of land in RAPPHANNOCK RIVER bounded by the land of Mr RICHARD LOES to the Eastward & the land of Mr GEORGE MARSH Westward being part of a Pattent of two thousand acres bearing date the 4th of November 1642 & that ye said GRIFFITH shall peaceably enjoy it & his heirs & assignes from me my heirs Exrs. Admrs for ever in Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal the 20th (missing) 1658
      in presence of THOMAS PRITTYMAN, RICHARD BENNETT
      RI: BENNETT JUNR
      Mr. RICHARD LOES - I doe hereby desire & authorize you to appear for me in ye Court. held for the County of Rappahanock or in any Court of Record wtsoever and there to make an acknowledgement in my behalf & in my name for a parcell of land 150 acres which I have sold & reced satisfaction for of THOMAS GRIFFITH being the land formerly proinist to EVE MARSH Widdow which said Land I do hereby acknowledge to have sold unto the said GRIFFITH as by Deed under my hand & seal dated the 20th February 1658
      in presence of THOMAS PRITTYMAN, Servrs: RI: BENNETT
      RI: BENNETT JUNR
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      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 151-152
      KNOW ALL MEN that we RICHARD BENNET and MARYANN BENNET of NANSAMUN do hereby acknowledge to have sold all our right that we our selves or heirs have in a parcel of Land called KEINMORE in Rapphanock being (missing) thousand aces as by the Pattent and assignment therreof may appear the said land being sould some years past unto RICHARD LOE, RICE JONES & some others and we being fully paid do therefore grant all or. claime & title threunto resigneing the same unto the said LOE, JONES & the rest of their heirs forever and we do hereby fully authorize Mr. HENRY CORBIN, Mr. SAMUELL GRIFFIN or either of them to appear in Court in our behalf to acknowledge this present writing of Sale & conveyance to the end that it may be & remain upon record allowing the same for good and effectuall which the aforesaid CORBIN or GRIFFIN or either of them act in the premises as if we or:selves had been there present & done the same. In Witness we have sett our hands & seals the 22 day of ,January 1660
      in presence of EDW. CARTER, RI: BENNETT
      RICHARD MARSHALL MARY ANN BENNETT

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