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

Elizabeth Allen

Female Bef 1640 - 1701  (> 61 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Allen  [1
    Born Bef 1640  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Mar 1701  South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I39990  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2023 

    Family ID F19971  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Francis Browne,   b. Bef 1625, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1691, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years) 
    Married Bef 1656  South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Browne,   b. Bef 1656, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Francis Browne,   b. Bef 1658, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1709, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years)  [natural]
     3. Elizabeth Browne,   b. Bef 1660, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Rebecca Browne,   b. Bef 1660, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Mary Browne,   b. Bef 1660, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1690, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years)  [natural]
     6. Daniel Browne,   b. Bef 1660, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1708, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2023 
    Family ID F18992  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 101)
      IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen, I ELIZABETH BROWNE being sick & weake of body but of sound & perfect memory blessed and praised be Almighty God for the same doe make & ordaine this to be my last Will & Testamt. in manner & forme following, first & principally I comend my Soule into the hands of Almighty God who gave it hopeing through the pretious death & passion of or: blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to receive full pardon & forgiveness of all my sinns & a joyfull Ressurecon at the last Day as for my body I committ to the Ground to be decently & Christianly buryed att the discretion of my Exer. hereafter named and as for the worldly goods that God of his Mercy hath lent me I will & bequeath thm in manner & forme following (vizt.)
      Imprimis I give unto ROBERT MILLS the halfe part of the goods that now is att his house a Cow a Calfe and a horse & whatt tobaccoe is due to me except what is herein bequeathed, a pott, a kettle & fower pewter dishes
      Item I give unto EDMOND PAGITT SENIOR the other halfe pte: of the goods that is now att ROBERT MILLS and a Steere att my Son, FRANKE BROWNEs & one hoggshead of tobacco att BENJAMIN MATHEWS, a pott, a dripping pan, a spitt & four pewter dishes
      Item I give unto JOHN MILLS the hdd. of tobo: due to me from him
      Item I give unto my Daugher, SARAH, twelve pence
      Item I give unto my Sonn; FRANCIS BROWNE, twelve pence
      Item I give unto my Son, DANIELL BROWNE, twelve pence and of this my last Will & Testamt. I make ROBERT MILLS and EDMOND PAGETT joynt Ezers. & doe hereby utterly
      disallow revoake and annuli all & every former Testamts. Wills Legacyes bequest and
      Exercr. by me in any wise before this time named willed & bequeathed, Rattifying & confirming this & none other to be my last Will &Testamt. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this second day of February 1698
      Signed sealed published declared and pronounced
      as her last Will and Testament in pr:sence of us ELIZABETH BROWNE
      THO: HUCKLESCUTT
      MARY HUCKLESCOTT
      FRANCES MILLS her marke
      Prov'd in Essex County Court ye 10th day of March 1701 by the oathes of MARY MUSCOE (formerly MARY HUCKLESCOTT) &FRANCES BYROM (formerly FRANCES MILLS) witnesses hereto & truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cr
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      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1656-1692 page 147
      BROWN, FRANCIS, 10 November, 1690; 3 February, 1691.
      In the name of God Amen
      I ffrancis Brown senior in the parish of South ffarnham in the County of Rapp being very sick and weake of body butt of perfect sense and memory doe make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and forme ffolowing I give and bequeath my souk unto Al-mighty God that gave it me with a sure and certayne hope of a joy-full Resurrection through the merits of my Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my body unto my mother the earth to be decently interred and for my worldly Estate in manner and form following after my just and Lawfall debts are satisfied.

      I give and bequeath unto my son ffrancis Brown after mine and my Loving wife Elizabeth decease all that necke of Land Lying on the north side of my devident of Land I now live on bounded as followeth that is to say strayt away through and mild field from the Run of the deviling branch the mill road which goes to my son Daniel goes over & for a small branch neare my ould dwelling house called by the name of the spring branch which sayd Land I give and bequeath unto my said son ffrancis to him and his heirs forever.
      I also give and bequeath unto my son Daniel Brown after my and my Loving wife Elizabeth decease all that Rest of my land I am now possessed with all my plantation and housing to him and his heires to have and to hould in fee simple for ever also itt is my will and dealer that my household goods be equally divided between my two sons ffrancis and Daniel both in quality and goodness to them and their heirs to have and to hould in fee simple for ever also it is my will and desier there be a row of orchard trees planted along ye sayd ould field to devide the above sayd Land. I also give and bequeath unto my sons ffrancis and Daniel my parcell of Land Lying on the south side of pescataway Creeke called by the name of ye wading place poynt equally between them and their heirs forever I alsoe give and bequeath unto my fower daughters Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary and Rebecca one shilling apeace to be payd them by my lawful executor or executrix I also give and bequeath unto Daniel Brown the son of my son Francis Brown one feather bed with the furniture belonging unto itt to him and his heirs forever after my and my "sites decease.
      I give and bequeath unto my Loving wife Elizabeth all the Rest of my moveable Estate that I am now possessed with to have and to hould without any Lett or molestation to her and her heirs forever I also give and bequeath unto my flower Godsons that is Joseph and John Edmondson and Ffras Brown the son of Daniell Brown senior my neighbour and ffra Graves the son of Ffras Graves deceased to every one of them one pocket bible of fine or six shillings price to be truly payd them after my decease by my Law-full executor or executrix I alsoe apoynt my Loving wife Elizabeth my sole and whole executrix of this my Last will and testament and this my Last will to cut off and disannull all fformer wills whatsoever as witness my hand and seal this 10th day of novher 1690
      signed sealed and delivered FRANCIS BROWN Seal in the presence of us JOHN FERGUSON, THO WHEELER Probst est sacrum in Cur. Com. Rappa. 3° die ffeby ano 1691
      Test Wm COLSTON Cl. Recorded 26 Feb. 1691.
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      James Hughes 2006-01-16 09:42:38
      p.186. Power of Atty from Francis and Elizabeth Browne to Geo Marsh to ack sale of 300 acres to Nich Cocke. dated 16th May 1659.
      signed
      Francis Browne
      Eliz Browne
      Wit:
      Tho Bunbury
      Richard Lugg
      Rec. 25 May 1659

      p.186. Francis Browne of Rapa., "with consent of Elizabeth my wife confirms all my right & claim" to that 300 acres formerly sold "unto Roger Radford unto Nicholas Cocke his heirs or his assigns" ad releases claim to sd land. Dated 15 May 1659. signed
      Francis Browne
      Eliz Browne
      Wit:
      George Marsh
      Tho Bunbury
      Rec. 1 July 1659

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Lancaster County, record book no. 2, 1654-1666, pages 1-394
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 141 pgs.
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      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 141-142
      KNOW ALL MEN that I FRANCIS BROWNE and ELIZABETH BROWNE do acknowledge to have sould unto WILLIAM RICHARDS his heirs or assignes one parcell of land begining upon the land of JAMES FULLERTON and JOHN BURNETT at a marked white Oak and to a marked Gum & so into the woods for his length the said land I the said FRANCIS BROWNE & ELIZABETH do acknowledge to have sould to the said RICHARDS his heirs or assignes from us the said FRANCIS &ELIZA. BROWNE our heirs & assignes for ever the said RICHARDS to pay his due of Fee rents due to the King. In Witness the parties have sett their hands & seals this 13th of February 1660
      in presence of THO. HARDING, FRANCIS BROWNE
      THOMAS HARPER ELIZA. BROWNE
      In presence of WILL JOHNSON
      ===
      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 188-191
      BEE IT KNOWNE unto all men by these presents that I FRANCIS BROWNE of the Pish of Farneham in the County of Rappa wth the free and voluntary consent of my lawful Wife ELIZABETH BROWNE doe for the valluable consideracon of three thousand six hundred pounds of Tob and Caske to me in hand paid by RICHD GLOVER of Rappa. aforesaid Gent for wch I the aforesd Francis Browne doe accquit and discharge the said Richard Glover and doe for me my heires bargaine and sell unto the said Richard Glover his heires all that neck or parcell of land scituate and adjoyning to the Land of THOMAS COOP. THO. HARPER and WM RICHARDS and to the cleare ground of my now dwelling plantacon being at the head of Piscatacon Creeke on the South side of Rappa River the bounds of the said Neck of Land begining at a marked white oake of Wm Richards and runing from thence alonge by the line of Thos Coop and Tho Harp to a great Branch being the lower end of the said Necke and from thence runing by the side of the great branch to a small branch runing Eastwardly joyning uppon the cleare ground of Francis Browne aforemenconed & soe to the head of the small branch wch is neare the Pathes side wch leads to the Plantacon of Francis Browne aforesd (a marked red oake standing by the Paths side) and from thence for Breadth to a marked Gum of Wm. Richards and from thence runing by the same line of Wm. Richards a myle into the woods and soe to the head of the sd Branch where it begann To Have and To Hold all the land con teyned within the Bounds above menconed be it two hundred acres more or less with all rights and privilidges thereunto belonging unto the said Richard Glover his heirs to the true Intent and meaning of the Pattent of the sd land Cont. one thousand one hundred acres Furthermore the aforesd Francis Browne wth the consent of my lawful Wife above menconed warrant the land. In Wittness whereof the above menconed have hereunto sett our hands and seales this 27th day of February 1666.
      In presents of us THOMAS HAILINS Francis Browne
      ANN ALLEN
      Eliza Browne
      Recognit in ur Com Rappa 6th die Martii 1666/7
      BEE IT KNOWNE UNTO ALL MEN by these presents that I ELIZA. BROWNE Lawful Wife of FRANCIS BROWNE of the County of Rappa, doe constitute ordaine and appoynt my Trusty and faithfull Fricnd NATH PAXTON to be my truc & lawful] Attorncy for me to accknowledge my whole right & in trest in all yt: Neck of land wch my aforesd Husband have sold and deliver'd unto RICH GLOVER and his heires for Ever according as it is menconed in the convayance dated the 27th of Febry 1666 I the said Eliza. Browne having received already of the aforesd Rich: Glover the valluable consideracon of one years schooling for my Daughter SARAH BROWNE wch is already performed by the aforesd Richard Glover. I doe therefore authorize my aforemenconed Attorney to assure and confirme unto the said Richard Glover his heires all my whole right Title and Interest in the land aforemenconed in as full & as ample a manner as if I my Selfe were personally present justifying and confirming wtsoever my said Attorney shall doe in the premiser As Wittness my hand and seale this 2 th day of Febry Ano Domi. 1666
      Test THOMAS HAILINS, Elizabeth's Browne
      ANN ALLEN
      Recordat 12t die Martii 1666
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      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 381-383
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I FRANCIS BROWNE of the County of Rappa. Planter for and in consideracon of the sume of Tobo; Lawfully according to Act of Assembly in Caske to be paid as hereafter menconed that is to say One thousand pounds of the sd Tob: forthwth uppon demand and three thousand pounds of like Tob: to be paid on the Tenth of 8br next Ensuing and one thousand six hundred and fifty pounds of such sufficient Tobo. in Caske to be paid on the tenth of Octobr: 1669 by THOMAS GOODRICH as alsoe in consideracon of the full paymt: of the Match Coat due to the INDIAN KING etc. by the Honble Master Secretary & COLLO. CARTER have granted and confirmed unto the sd Goodrich his heires & assignes my full right title and Interrest in and to seaven hundred acres of land to me together with THOMAS COOPER survayed and accordingly Entry made as alsoe all wholly and fully my right Title Interest and demand to the premises (that is to say) the seaven hundred and Fifty acres lately wth me and Tho. Cooper survayed & taken up and the residue of the land by the Indians uppon agreemt: as formerly recited deserted to the only use and behoofe of the sd Lt. Collo , Tho: Goodrich his heires and assignes for Ever. IN WIITNESS whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale this 3d of March 1667.
      In presents of us HUM: BOOTH, Fran: Browne
      THOMAS EDMOND for GEORGE DAVIS Francis Browne
      I ELIZABETH BROWNE doe assigne and mate over all my right and title to the premises for a Valluable consideracon to me in hand paid before the sealing and Delivery of these presents. WITTNESS my hand this 2d of March 1667.
      In presents of us HUM: BOOTH signd: Elizabeth Browne
      THOMAS EDMONDSON, GEORGE DAVIS
      Recognit in Cur Cora Rappa. 4th die Martii 1667/8
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ELIZABETH BROWNE doe by these presents appoynt my Trusty and welbeloved Freind THOMAS EDMONDSON my true & lawful! Attorney for me and in my Names to accknowledge all my right title & interrest of in and unto seaven hundred and fifty acres of land and all my right title & interest of in and concerning all the land formerly belonging to the Indians of Matapony unto Li Colo. Thos: Goodrich rattifying allowing and confirming vt.sovever my sd Attorney shall doe herein by vertue hereof IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale this 3d of March 1667.
      In presence of HUM: BOOTH, signd: Eliz. Browne
      HEN: AWBRY
      Recordt x Die Martii 1667
      ===
      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 470-471
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE TO WHOM these presents shall come wee FRANCIS BROWNE of Puscatacon in the County of Rappa. Planter &ELIZA. my Wife send greeting.
      KNOW YE that wee the said Francis &Elizabeth for divers good causes and Valluable consideracons us thereunto mooving have bargained and sold unto WM. RICHARDS one parcell of land Cont: by Estimacon 200 acres or thereabouts & bounded as Followeth Vizt: Begining at a marked white oake by the land of JAMES FULLERTON & JOHN BURNETT and running from thence for his Breadth 100 poles to a marked wt. oake by a small branch from thence So: Westerly to a Corner Red oake for leangth and from thence E:SoE: 100 po: to a corner wt, Oake and fro: thence No: Easterly to the place where it first begann To Have and To Hold the sd land with all appurtennces thereunto belonging unto the sd Wm. Richards and his heirs for Ever IN WITTNESS whereof wee have hereunto sett our hands and seales this 17th day of March 1667.
      In presents of THOMAS EDMONDSON. Francis Browne
      JOHN HEYWOOD, JOHN WELLS ElizaBrowne
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa, Primo Die Julii 1668

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      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 474-477
      BE IT KNOWNE UNTO ALL MEN by these presents that I LT. COLLO, THOMAS GOODRICH for myselfe my heires and assignes doe by these presents release and for Ever quite clayme all my right title and interrest clayme & demand wtsoever wch I now have of into or concerning 1100 acres of land scituate lying and being on the South side of Puscatacon Creeke or the Branches thereof unto FRANCIS BROWNE and his heires for Ever wch said land was formerly granted unto the said Francis Browne by Patt. and is now in his Possession to the true performance whereof I the said Lt. Collo Thomas Goodrich doe oblidge myselfe my heires unto the said Francis Browne in the just sume of Twenty thousand pounds of Tobo: by Vertue of these presents GIVEN under my hand and seale this 3d of March 1667
      Test JOHN HEYARD, Tho: Goodrich
      BENJAMIN GOODRICH
      Recognit in Corn Cur Rappa 2d Die July 1668
      I THOMAS JENKINS doe accknowledge & confess that I have wrongfully wronged & absurdly abused Lt Collo, THOMAS GOODRICH without any reason or Cause me thereunto mooving being as I humbly conceive provoked thereunto by the overflowing of my Welch Blood the operating of wch hath many times heretofore as well as now caused my tonge to Ruun at randome and Dayly to Exceed the Bounds of reason & civillity, but if yr Worshipill Court of ye Clemency shall be pleased to comiscrate my condicon by pardoning this my offence I shall in the face of the whole Court accknowledge this my humble submission to Collo. Goodrich and there render such further Sattisfaccon as yr Warps. shall thinke necessary or as Collo. Goodrich shall request for the full Sattisfying & appeasing of this my comitted Crime & if yr. Worps. wth the Consent of Collo. Goodrich shall be pleased to grant me this my Request by accepting of this my free Volluntary & Submissive acknowledgmt: shall not only for the future worke a Reformacon in my life but alsoe oblige me forthwith to make my submission on my Knees & for the confirmacon hereof wth an Humble Hart I hereunto sett my hand his marke
      Thomas Jenkins
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa primo die Julii 1668
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ELIZABETH BROWNE Wife of FRANCIS BROWNE doe hereby appoynt & ordeyne THOMAS JENKINS to be my true and law Attorney for me and in my Name to accknowledge a parcell of land wch my husband sold unto WM. RICHARDS as WITTNESS my hand this 30th of June 1668
      Test JOHN GRIGORY, Eliza. Browne
      JOHN HEYWARD her marke
      Recordat in Com Rappa x Die July 1668
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      1670-1672 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 249-250
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whome these prsents shall come Wee FRANCIS BROWNE of PISCATACON in ye County of Rappa. Planter & ELIZABETH my Wife send Greeting Know Yee that we ye sd FRANCIS & ELIZABETH for divers good causes and valluable consideracons us thereunto moveing have bargained and sold unto WM. RICHARDS one pcell of land containing by Estimacon two hundred acres or thereabouts & bounded as followeth Vizt. beginning at a marked white Oake by ye line of marked trees of ye land of JAMES FULLERTON & JONN BURNETT & running from thence for his breadth one hundred pole to a marked whtie oake by a small branch & from thence South Westerly to a corner red Oake for Length & from thence East So; East 1(U pole to a corner white ()axe & from thence North Eastorly to yo place where it first began To Have and To Hold the sd land and all pfitts & appurtenances thereunto belonging unto ye sd WM. RICHARDS & his heirs forever without ye let hindrance or molestation of us ye said FRANCIS BROWNE & ELIZABETH my Wife our heirs In Witness whereof wee have hereunto sett or: hands and seals this 17th day of March Anno Dom
      1667
      in psence of us THOMAS EDMONDSON FRANCIS BROWNE
      JOHN HEYWARD, JOHN WELLS ELIZABETH BROWNE Recognitr, in Cur Rappa. 1671

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