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

Edward Cole

Male Bef 1615 - 1682  (> 67 years)


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  • Name Edward Cole 
    Born Bef 1615 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Oct 1682  Little Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I484  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 

    Father Northumberland Co Va Cole 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F315  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor Neale,   b. 1615,   d. 18 Aug 1697, Little Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Abt 15 Jan 1679  Little Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Cole,   b. Bef 1659, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1692, Northumberland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 33 years)  [natural]
     2. Edward Cole,   b. Bef 1648,   d. Aft 1668, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F314  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1680-1683 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 145
      Northumberland County Court 18th of October 1682
      - EDW: COLES's Will proved
      This day the Last Will and Testament of EDWARD COLES deceased was proved by the Oathes of WILLIAM BARRY and JOHN NICHOLS witnesses to the said Will and on the Petition of JOHN COLES, Executor to the said EDWARD COLES, a Probate is grantedhim of the Will according to Law
      - Appraysers It is ordered that Lt. Collo. THOMAS BRERETON, THOMAS HOBSON, THOMAS WEBB and JOHN WORMAN meet at the House of JOHN COLES the first day of the next month and then and there divide the Estate of EDWARD COLES, deceased, between JOHN COLES, Executor of the said EDWARD and ELINOR COLES, his Widdow, according to Act

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      1650-1652 Northumberland County, Virginia Deed & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 10
      The Attestacon of ELENOR DORRILL aged 37 yeares or thereabouts sworne saith that she heard SIMON RICHARDSON sweare that he would revenge himselfe on WM. THOMAS and he desired yor, Deponent to tell EDWARD COLEs Wife that the said THOMAS tolld. him that he had had the carnall or familiar use of her and would have it ageine spight of her Husbands teeth or any other mann; And the said RICHARDSON brought in a Clubb in his hand into yor Deponents House and threatned. the said THOMAS wheresoever he mett him, And the said THOMAS boy comeing unto yor: Deponent. the said RICHARDSON tole him that he would fight with his Master wheresoever he mett him, And further saith that the said RICHARDSON came into yor: Depont. & would have given me a Heifer if that I would have defamed Mrs. COLE, she being a woman by whom I never saw any one villify or dishonestly in words or deeds & I answered him that I would not nor could doe ssuch an unjust action, And as for the said THOMAS I never heard him say nor knew that he had the familiar or carnal! use of Mrs. COLE or any other woman whatsoever. and further saith not
      Signum Ellinor Dorrill
      Jurater Coram me Nicholas Morris
      recorded this attestation the 20th September 1652
      ===
      The Attestacon of THOMAS DORRILL aged 33 yeares or thereabouts sworne saith that SIMON RICHARDSON being at my House, WM. THOMAS came in about some business to me and the said RICHARDSON began to rangle with the said THOMAS and after the sd. THOMAS was gone yor: Depont. heard the said RICHARDSON say that he had had the familiar use or that he had servised EDWARD COLEs Wife & would servise her againe in spight of her Husband or any other man: And further yor: Depont. testifieth that he never heard any such words from WM: THOMAS neither by EDWARD COLEs Wife nor any other woman whatsoever at that time or any other time nor never knew any dishonest act by the man neither in that way or any other way & further saith not
      THOMAS DORRILL
      juram Coram me NICHOLAS MORRIS
      Recorded this Attestacon the 20th Septem: 1652
      ===
      1650-1652 Northumberland County, Virginia Deed & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 31
      To all &c„ Whereas &c., Now Know yee that I Sr. WILLIAM BERKELEY &c. give & grant unto EDWARD COLE & THOMAS KINGWELL foyer hundred ninety & fore acres of land scituate lyeing and being in ye County of Northumberland abutting North East upon WICOCOMACOE ( ) South East upon ( ) devideing this land from ye land of Capt. WILLIAM CLAIBORNE Esqr., North West upon COLES CREEKE & South West. upon ye Maine Woods: three hundred acres of ye said Land being due unto ye said EDWARD COLE & THOMAS KINGWELL by Assignment from JOHN CHAMBLIN one hundred & foyer acres of ye said land being due unto ye said EDWARD COLE and THOMAS KINGWELL by & for ye transportacon of foyer p:sons into this Colony whose names are in Records menconed undr: neath this Pattent &c., Dated ye 20th day of Decem: ( )
      WILLIAM BERKELEY
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THO; KINGWELL for a valuable consideracon have sould unto EDWARD COLE his heires & assignes for ever all my right title & intrest of this Land from me my heires Executors & assignes unto ye said COLE as aforesaid, Witness my hand this 19th day of Septem: 1653
      Witness RI; FLYNT, THO: KINGWELL
      THO: SHEAPARD his marke
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsts. that I EDWARD COLE for a valuable consideracon reced. have sould unto JOHN MICHAEL his heires & assignes for ever all my right and intrest of this Pattent & doe for me my heires & assignes warrant ye said JOHN MICHAEL as aforesaid; Witness my hand ye 20th day of Septem: 1653, The Land ( ) HENRY SMITH being Eighty acres or thereabouts out of this Pattent
      Witness GEO; ( ) Signum EDWARD COLE
      RICH: FLYNT
      ===
      1652-1658 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book; [Frank V. Walczyk]
      [page 114 R]
      Edward Coles his pattent.
      To all etc. whereas etc. Now know you that I Richard Bennett Esq. give and grant unto Edward Coles five hundred acres of land situated in the County of Northumberland upon the [----] most side of Little Wicocomoco River and Upon [---] head of a divident of land now in the possession of Richard Spann and along the said Spann his land Northerly to a branch of the aforesaid river and [-] thence along the said branch West South West [-] hundred pole to the land ofJames Allen North [-----] and by North one hundred and twenty pole and from [-----] South West to a marked oak standing on the [-----] side of a path commonly known by the name of, "Chickacoan Path" the said land being due unto the said Edward Coles by and tor the transportation of ten persons into this colony all whose names are in records mentioned under this pattent etc. dated the tenth October 1652.
      R. Bennett,
      W. Claiborne Secr
      ===
      1650-1652 Northumberland County, Virginia Deed & Order Book; [Antient Press];
      THIS INDENTURE Wittnessth that JOHN CORBRIL Son to JOHN CORBRILL, late of LONDON, Cleargyman deceased, oath put himself Apprentice to EDWARD COLE of Northumberland in Virginia, Planter, with him to dwell and serve for and dureinge the tyme and space of Thirteene yeares fully to be compleat and ended to commence and beginn from the five and twenty day of November last until the said Thirteen yeares shalbe fully expired dureinge this time the said Apprentice shall doe all such services and imployments as his said Master shall command and appoynt, and it is hereby agreed upon betweene the said parties that the said EDWARD COLE nor his Wife there Executors or Administrators shall not bound out his said Apprentice to any other parson whatsoever and the said Apprentice is to be free act the death of the Longest liver of the said EDWARD COLE or his Wife, and the said EDWARD COLE doth hereby bind himselfe his Executors and Administrators to give and deliver unto his said Apprentice at the end of the said first twelfe yeares one Cow with Calfe and act the end of his tyme one Sow with pggs. one Gunn, one pott, one fryinge pann and axe, one hoe, one flockbead bolster and rugge with double apparill and three barrills of Corne and to the true p:formance hereof the partyes above said doe bind themselves each to other firmly by these presents; In Wittness whereof the parties above said interchangably have put there hands and seales the 20th day of May 1650
      Sealed and Delivered in the pr:sents of
      THOMAS KINGWELL, signum
      HENRY LANE JOHN CORBERILL
      ===
      1652-1657 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 20
      Northumberland County Court 20th of January 1652/53
      - The Court doth ordr: and appoint EDWARD COLES to be Surveyor for this yeare for this County for the markeing out of Highwayes
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      1652-1657 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Antient Press];
      - August ye 22th 1655.

      A List of the VESTRY for CHICKACOAN Congregacon: Leift. Coll, JOHN TRUSSELL, Mr, HUGH LEE, Capt, JOHN ROGERS, Mr. MATTH: RHODON

      For CHERRY POINT Congregacon: RALPH HORSLEY, Church Warden; ANTHONY LENTON, GEORGE NOTT,

      For YEOCOCOMOCO Congregacon: Mr. NICHOLAS JURNEW, JNO: POWELL Church Wardens; RICHARD HOLDEN

      For WICCOCOMOCOE Congregacon, Major SAMUELL SMYTH, Mr, JAMES HAWLEY JNO: HAYNIE, EDW: COLE, RICHD: SPANN Churchwardens

      For CHINCKAHAN QUARTER, Mr, WM: PRESLY, Church Warden, ROBERT NEUMAN, JOHN HULL
      ===
      1655-1658 Northumberland County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 122-123
      To all &c., Whereas &c., Now Know yee yt: I RICHARD BENNETT Esqr , &c., give & grant unto EDWARD COLE Three hundred acres of Land scituated in the County of Northumberland, begining at ye head of ye land hee sold to Mr. MITCHELL at a marked tree of HEN: SMITHs & running along the sd. SMITHs land South West to a streame of water. thence downe the sd. streame to ye yead of a Creeke & downe the sd. Creeke to a marked tree Southerly, thence by marked trees East by North to another ( ) of the first montioncd land of MITCHELL; the said land lacing duo unto the sd. EDWARD COLE by transportacon of Six p:sons into this Colony whose names are all in the Records menconed under this Pattent &c., Dated ye 9th of March 1653
      RI: BENNETT W. CLAIBORNE, Secr.
      I ED: COLE doe assigne & transfer all my title & interest of this pattent of Land unto JENKIN MORGAN from me my heires unto ye sd. JENKIN MORGAN his heires & assignes excepting Twenty five yards above the GLEABE next adjoyneing unto the Land of him, the sd, COLE along as ye GLEBE runns; And I the sd. COLE doe bind my selfe to acknowledge the Sale hereof the next County Court of Northumberland as Wittness my hand the 4th of August 1657
      Wittness WM THOMAS, WM: JEFFERS ED: COLE
      22th 7br 1657. This Assignemt was acknowledged in Court by the sd. EDWARD COLE & is recorded
      ===
      1661-1665 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 3; [Antient Press]; Page 319
      Northumberland County Court 8th of September 1662
      - Certificate is at this Court graunted unto EDWARD COLES for 350 acres of Land for transportacon of seaven p:sons into this Colony, (vizt)
      CHARLES MATHEWES JOSEPH NUDMAN {Hudman?}
      GEORGE COOTE JOANE JURY
      MARY WATERS ELIZ: HAWKINS
      JNO: SHEPPARD
      ===
      1658-1662 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 84
      KNOW ALL. MEN by these pr:sents that wee WILLIAM THOMAS & EDWARD COLES
      doe mutually binde our selves in the sume of ( ) pounds of good ( ) to stand ( ) at JAMES CITTY ) day of September 16( ). Whereas the above menconed ( ) for our selves to ( ) betweene them & that the same which ( )voyed beinge wth:in ( ) same hand bin ( ) COLES his Land by the ( ) as by evidence to ( ) forth belongs & app( ) heyres and assignes in as ( )poses as it did at a ( ) the survey of the ( ) whereon obteyned ( ) Mr. WM THOMAS his Exrs ( ) EDWARD COLES or his assignes ( ) ninety & six pounds of good tobco: ( ) the sd COLES hath bin at in & about ( ) and this our award wee doe order to bee finall determinacon & conclusion of this controversie; Wittness our hands this xiith day of September 1662
      JOHN CARTER
      PETER ASHTON
      20th 9ber. 1662. This Award was recorded
      ===
      1662-1666 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 100
      KNOWE ALL MEN by these pr:sents that wee WILLIAM THOMAS & EDWARD COLES oblige our selves our heires either ( ) of Twenty thousand pounds of good tobco: ( ) abide the award of Coll. JOHN CARTER and ( ) in a difference now depending betweene us ( ) trespass at JAMES CITTY; Witnes our hands ( ) of September 1662 ( ) WM: THOMAS EDWARD COLES ( ) above bounden p:ties have referred themselves to us to examine the controversies betweene them concerning ( ) award that the land which Mr. WM: THOMAS hath ( ) lying within the marked trees which by common consent have bin esteemed to be the bounds of EDWARD COLES his land, by the space of tenn or eleven yeares as by evidence is made manifest shall henceforth belonge & appertain. to the sd. EDWARD COLES his heires & assignes in as ample manner to all intents & purposes as it did at any time heretofore notwithstanding the Survey of the sd. Mr. THOMAS or any grant by him thereupon obteyned to the contrary, And that the sd. Mr. WM: THOMAS his exers. or Admrs. shall pay unto the sd. EDWD: COLES or his assignes the sume of One hundred ninety & six pounds of good tobacco for the charges which the sd: COLES hath bin at in & about the pr:misses and this our Award wee doe order to be a final determination & resolusion of this controversy; Witnes our hands this 12th of 7br: 1662
      JOHN CARTER
      PETER ASHTON
      20th April! 1663. This Award was recorded p Mr. RI: FLYNT, Cl. Cur: Northumberland
      ===
      1662-1666 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 113
      KNOW ALL MEN by these p:sents yt: I ED: COLES of LITTLE WICOMACO in ye County of Northumberland in Verginea for a valewable consideracon to me in hand paid, hath granted unto JOHN COCKERILL his heyres & assignes all yt: peece or p:cell of land called YE CODD beinge pt: of ye land ye sd, COLES liveth upon; & boundeth as followeth vizt., Begining at a Spring. called HANS SPRINGE wch: goeth into a Branch yt: runneth into COLES CREEKE & by ye sd: Creeks downe to ye mouth thereof & by LITTLE WICOCOMAKO RIVER downe to ye mouth of a Branch called or knowne by ye name of CODS & so up to ye head thereof to a great m:rked Hickory & then by a line of m:rked trees wch : are now m:rked by ye sd: COLES consent to ye aforesd: Springe where it began; conteyninge by estimacon one hundred acres be it more or less & ye appurtenances belonging lyinge in LITTLE WICOCOMOCO in ye County of Northumberld: aforesd: To have & to hold ye sd: Land wth: all appurtenances belonging unto him ye sd: JNO: COCKRILL his heyres & assignee for ever; he or they paying Quit Rents for ye same, And I ye sd. COLES doth grant that at ye time of ye delivery of these p:sents yt: hee is lawfully seised of ye land & hath lawful! authority to sell ye same; And that ye sd: JOHN COCKRILL shall peaceably & quietly have ye sd: Land without disturbance of him ye sd: EDW: COLES his heyres or assignes; And he shall have liberty of range for Cattle & Hoggs upon ye remainder of ye Devident wch: is in ye possession of him ye sd: COLES from NIPPARS BRANCH downe ye Thickett, provided yt: he, ye sd: COCKRILL, his heyres or assignes doth not keep any head of hoggs upon any ye afore menconed p:misses onely Corne & Tobacco grownd excepted; And also yt: he ye sd: JNO: COCKRELL shall have leave to make use of what Timber he can find upon sd: COLES land from ye aforsd: m:rked Great Hickory to ye Branch called NIPPERS BRANCH & soe downe ye Neck, but in case ye sd: COLES shall alien or otherwayes put away ye p:misses that this clause concerninge Timber to be voyd or none effect; And ye sd: JOHN COCKERELL for him his heyres & assignes doth cowenant wth: ye sd: EDW: COLES his heyres & assignes yt: he shall have liberty of range on & upon ye land aforemen coned to be sold exceptinge only ye Come & tobacco grownd & ye land marked betweene ye Branch runninge by ye Springe wch: is by my dwelling House, & ye breadth joyninge to ye mouth of ye sd ( ) above ye quantity of Hoggs & Cattle specified; For ye true performance of every clause & thin ges herein expressed ye p:tys to these p:sents doe severally oblige them selves their heyres & assignes in ye equall summe of Ten thousand pounds of tobacco & cask; In Witnesse whereof the p:tyes interchangebly to these p:sents have sett their hands & seales this 17th Aprill 1665
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye p:sence of
      THO: BRERETON, the mke: of EDW: COLES
      ROBT: LYNDSAY JOHN COCKRELL
      20th June 1665. This Sale of Land was acknowledged in Cort: by EDW: COLES & is recorded
      ===
      1662-1666 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 153
      KNOW ALL MEN by these p:sents yt: I ED: COLES of LITTLE WICOMACO in ye County of Northumberland in Verginea for a valewable consideracon to me in hand paid, hath granted unto JOHN COCKERILL his heyres & assignes all yt: peece or p:cell of land called YE CODD beinge pt: of ye land ye sd, COLES liveth upon; & boundeth as followeth vizt., Begining at a Spring. called HANS SPRINGE wch: goeth into a Branch yt: runneth into COLES CREEKE & by ye sd: Creeks downe to ye mouth thereof & by LITTLE WICOCOMAKO RIVER downe to ye mouth of a Branch called or knowne by ye name of CODS & so up to ye head thereof to a great m:rked Hickory & then by a line of m:rked trees wch : are now m:rked by ye sd: COLES consent to ye aforesd: Springe where it began; conteyninge by estimacon one hundred acres be it more or less & ye appurtenances belonging lyinge in LITTLE WICOCOMOCO in ye County of Northumberld: aforesd: To have & to hold ye sd: Land wth: all appurtenances belonging unto him ye sd: JNO: COCKRILL his heyres & assignee for ever; he or they paying Quit Rents for ye same, And I ye sd. COLES doth grant that at ye time of ye delivery of these p:sents yt: hee is lawfully seised of ye land & hath lawful! authority to sell ye same; And that ye sd: JOHN COCKRILL shall peaceably & quietly have ye sd: Land without disturbance of him ye sd: EDW: COLES his heyres or assignes; And he shall have liberty of range for Cattle & Hoggs upon ye remainder of ye Devident wch: is in ye possession of him ye sd: COLES from NIPPARS BRANCH downe ye Thickett, provided yt: he, ye sd: COCKRILL, his heyres or assignes doth not keep any head of hoggs upon any ye afore menconed p:misses onely Corne & Tobacco grownd excepted; And also yt: he ye sd: JNO: COCKRELL shall have leave to make use of what Timber he can find upon sd: COLES land from ye aforsd: m:rked Great Hickory to ye Branch called NIPPERS BRANCH & soe downe ye Neck, but in case ye sd: COLES shall alien or otherwayes put away ye p:misses that this clause concerninge Timber to be voyd or none effect; And ye sd: JOHN COCKERELL for him his heyres & assignes doth cowenant wth: ye sd: EDW: COLES his heyres & assignes yt: he shall have liberty of range on & upon ye land aforemen coned to be sold exceptinge only ye Come & tobacco grownd & ye land marked betweene ye Branch runninge by ye Springe wch: is by my dwelling House, & ye breadth joyninge to ye mouth of ye sd ( ) above ye quantity of Hoggs & Cattle specified; For ye true performance of every clause & thin ges herein expressed ye p:tys to these p:sents doe severally oblige them selves their heyres & assignes in ye equall summe of Ten thousand pounds of tobacco & cask; In Witnesse whereof the p:tyes interchangebly to these p:sents have sett their hands & seales this 17th Aprill 1665
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye p:sence of
      THO: BRERETON, the mke: of EDW: COLES
      ROBT: LYNDSAY JOHN COCKRELL
      20th June 1665. This Sale of Land was acknowledged in Cort: by EDW: COLES & is recorded

      ===
      1666-1669 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 60
      I HANNAH COCKRELL the Wife of JNO: COCKRELL in ye Parish of FAIREFIELD in ye County of Northumberland, Planter, doe make & appoint my loving Uncle, Lt. EDWARD COLE to be my true & lawfull Attorney to acknowledge the sale of one hundred and seventy five acres of land sold by my said Husband, JOHN COCKRELL unto JOHN BOYM, my consent herein I doe absolutely give and appoint my said Uncle, Lt. EDWARD COLE, to acknowledge my consent herein at ye next Court, as Wittnesse my hand this 20th of 9ber: 1668
      Wittness THO: SMITH HANNAH +COCKRELL her m:ke
      ===
      1670-1672 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 180
      MARY the Wife of Capt. EDWARD SANDERS. madeth Oath that the Monday after Twelfth day Mr. EDWARD COLES came to the House of the said SANDERS. this depont asked ye sayd COLES how his Wife did. & he replyed shee was dead and ye Depont, said. she was very sorry for that, and the said COLES replyed, againe that she was not dead but bewitched and that MRS NEALE was the woman hee did suspect and further sayeth not.
      sig MARY SANDERS
      juratur Curia 19th July 1671
      ===
      1670-1672 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 180
      RICHARD SMYTH aged 44 yeares or thereabouts being sworne & examd. saith that about the last weeke in Janry : this Depont mett Mr. EDW COLES coming to his House, hee saying to this Depont., Neighbour, what doe you thinke, yor. Depont. answered hee could not tell what to thinke, saith hee, my Wife is bewitched this Depont, answered bewticht! May God forbid saith hee, it is all the womens opinions that were with her last night & my opinion too, saith this Depont.. who should bewitch her. saith hee, I doe mistrust noe body but Mrs. NEALE for about 5 weekes since my Wife saith bee & Mrs. NEALE had a falling out and from that tyme she never had her health thorowly. and upon yt. accot.. hee had reason to mistrust Mrs. NEALE. & all ye Neighbourhood saith hee had bin to see my Wife but only Mrs. NEALE & yt: shee did not come sudenly hee would fetch a warrt from Capt. BRERETON or some other Justices & force her come. & further saith not
      RICH. SMYTH
      ju ratr Cur Northumbria May 20th
      ===
      1670-1672 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 180
      WM. HARTLAND aged 30 yeares or theraabouts being sworne & examined saith that sometvme in March last or therebouts, being at Mr. NEALEs House, there happened some discourse betweene Mrs NEALE & this Depont., among wch: this Depont. told Mrs. NEALE that hee heard Mr, COLE say that hee did thinke verely yt: if any body had done his Wife wrong it was Mrs NEALE, & Mr. COLE did say to this Depont. that hee did thinke if any body had done his Wife wrong, it was Mrs. NEALE, and further saith not.
      sign WM. HARTLAND
      May 20th 1671 Jurat Cur Northumbria
      ===
      1670-1672 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 180
      FRAN: HAWKINS aged 30 or thereabouts sworne & examined saith that this Depont, met Mr. COLES sometime in Janry: last and hee asked ye sd. Mr. COLE how his Wife did, he told him his Wife was very bad, and did think she was under an ill tongue & further saith not
      May 20th 1671. juratr, Cur Northumbria
      sign FRAN: HAWKINS
      ===
      1670-1672 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 180
      ELlZ HAWKINS aged 30 yeares or thereabouts sworned & examined saith that she heard Mr. COLE yt hee thought his Wife was under an ill tongue yt it would be his thoughts to his dyeing day yt. she was soe, & yt. hee had not thought of any other but of Mrs NEALE. & further said yt. if Mrs NEALE had not come thither when she did, he would have got a warrant to have fetcht her
      sign ELIZ: HAWKINS
      May 20th 1671 Jur: Cur: Northumbria
      ===
      1670-1672 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 181
      WM. BARRY aged 25 yeares or thereabouts being sworne & examined saith that being one morning about Janry past at Doctor EDWARD SAUNDERS. his House, there happened Mr. EDW: COLE to come in, who askt some salutacon & sitting by the fire, the Doctor inquired of him how his Wife did. but what answer the sd. COLE made this Depont. remembered not; onely in a very mournefull manner did entreat ye Coctor to goe along with him & looke upon a poor dyeing woman whom hee did imagine to be bewitched. but by whom he could not tell unless by GRANNY NEALE by reason of some words spoken by her heretofore the substance of wch: nor of any thing else tending to the pr.iudice of the sd. NEALE, this Depont: saith not
      WM: BARRY
      May 20th 1671 juratr. cur Northumbria
      ===
      1670-1672 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 181
      THOMAS HOBSON aged 35 yeares or thereabouts sworne & exd., sayth that hee & his Wife being sometime the last Autumne at the House of Mr. EDWARD COLES whither came Mr. DAN. NEALE & his Wife, between whom some words were exchanged about a slight difference had bin betweene her Cosen JNO COCKRELL & the sd. Mr NEALE: wch, to this Deponts, thoughts seemed to be much resented by the sd, Mr COLE. and told Mrs NEALE, if those words was all shee had to say. & yt: she must needs abuse her Kinsman, the door was open she might goe when she pleased; & immediately- some slighting words passing between them the sd. Mrs. NEALE gave ye sd Mrs. COLE noe worse terme then she reced., & further saith not
      THO HOBSON
      May 20th 1671. Juratr: Cur Northumbria
      ===
      1670-1672 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 181
      EDWARD SANDERS aged 50 yeares or thereabouts sworne & examined sayth that the Munday after twelfth day to this Deponts. best remembrance or some time thereabout, Mr. EDWARD COLE came to this Deponts. House & this Depont, asking him how his Wile did he answered she was dead as farre as he knew, for she lay speechless, and further saith yt: he did verely believe she was bewitched & yt, when this Depont came to his House it was his Judgmt she was bewitched, he would prosecute Mrs. NEALE pr.sently & many expressions there were, but this Deponts, memory layling therein being many various circumotances this Dupont. cannot. repeat them; but. this is the main Substance of what yor: Depont. can say & further saith not
      EDW: SANDERS
      ===
      1670-1672 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 187
      Whereas I was in company wth: Mr. EDW: COLES SENIOR wee came last on this River (at Mr JOHN COCERELLs House) hee sayd that the suspition of Doctor SANDERS & others was that his Wife was under an ill tongue & if it was soe hee concluded yt: it was Mrs NEAL. by reason of imprecations made by her and yt: indeed hee thought soe, but since she came to his House passed over the Horse-shoe nailed at ye boore & prayed so heartily for his Wives recovery, that suspition was gone from him, then speaking of some stories, he said that hee hath layd with Mrs. NEAL, Mrs. MOTTLEY , Mrs WILLDEY & Mrs. SPAN and several' others, this is all that I can remember hee said and if I have changed some words for civilities sake, it is alwaies ye same substance by me, the word is swived.
      April! ye 11th 1671. Sworne before us BANDMELL
      PETER KNIGHT, LEON HOWSON
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      1670-1672 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 187
      I EDWARD COLE doe acknowledge yt. ye words wch: I did speake concerning Mrs NEAL as tending to defame her wth: the aspersion of being a Witch & an Whore, were passionately spoken & not malitiously & yt; I am convinced of ye contrary & therefore I am very sorrie for having spoken any thing to that purpose and I doe hereby oblige my selfe to pay ye charge yt: Mr. NEAL hath expended in Law against mee by reason of the aforesaid words, it is meant the charge of the Sheriffe, Clerke & wittnesses, As Wittness my hand this 5th day of August 1671 sign EDWARD COLE
      === land mentioned
      1670-1672 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 207
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents yt: I GRACIANA SPAN, out of ye tender affeccon yt: I beare to my Eldest Son, RICHARD SPAN, have given unto my sd. Son, RICHARD SPAN. a tract of land conteyning one hundred acres of land commonly called YE CODD being part of yt: divident of land on wch, EDWARD COLES now liveth. butted & hounded, Beginning at a Springe called ye NUNS SPRINGE, wch. goeth into a Branch yt. runneth into COLES CREEK, & soe by ye sd. Creeke downe to ye mouth thereof & by LITTLE WICKOCOMICOE RIVER downe to the mouth of a Branch commonly called ye COD BRANCH, & soe up to ye head thereof to a marked Hiccory; & soe by a line of markt. trees to ye place where it began, wch: land was originally EDW COLES & by him assigned to JNO: COCKERELL & by ye sd. COCKRELL sold to ANDR. BOWYER & by ye sd. BOWYER sold to RICHARD SPAN. my late deced Husband; & by his Last Will & Testamt bequeathed unto mee. To have & to hold ye sd. One hundred acres of land wth: all its rights after my decease unto my sd: Son, RICHARD SPAN. his heires: In Wittness whereof I have set my hand & seale this 14th of 9ber; 1671
      Signed sealed & delivered in pr:sence of
      THO. WINTER. GRACIANA SPAN ye seale
      THO. BRERETON
      15th 9ber 1671
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      1678-1679 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 18
      Northumberland County Court 15th of January 1678/9
      - EDWARD COLES's Comm: of Adman of THO: DORRELL's Estate
      A Commission of Administration is granted Mr. EDWARD COLES in the right of ELLINOR his Wife, the Relict of THOMAS DORRELL, deceased, of the Estate of THOMAS DORRELL he giveing caution according to Law.
      - Bond Mr. EDWARD COLES, Mr. WILLIAM WILDEY and THOMAS HOBSON doe oblige themselves in the penall sum of thirty thousand pounds of tobacco and caske that Mr. EDWARD COLES shall duly administer of the Estate of THOMAS DORRELL, deced. and exhibite an Inventory thereof unto this Court according to Law
      - Appraysers Mr. PHILLIP SHAPLEIGH, Mr. WILLIAM TIGNOR, THOMAS WEBB and Mr. JAMES AUSTEN are appointed to apprayse the Estat of THOMAS DORRELL, deced., they being first sworne by the next Justice of the Peace
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      1680-1683 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 71
      Northumberland County Court 21st July 1680
      - Mr. EDW: COLES Guardian to THO: HAYES
      Upon the Petition of Mr. EDWARD COLES the Court doth order that EDWARD COLES be Guardian to THOMAS HAYES, JUNIOR he bringing his Bond to the Child's Grandmother
      - Mr. EDW: COLES agt AUGUS: KNETON Whereas THOMAS HAYES SENR., by his Last Will and Testament and AUGUSTINE KNETON [who marryed ye Relict of ye said HAYES], by ye Will Deeds of Guift did make over unto THOMAS HAYES, JUNIOR one slave two cowes and two sowes with their increase, a feather bed with furniture, one chest, one table, of which cattle and goods AUGUSTINE KNETON is yett seized and hath departed this County. An Attachment is granted Mr. EDWARD COLES, Guardian of THOMAS HAYES, JUNR. against the Estate of AUGUSTINE KNETON for the cattle and goods returnable to the next Court
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      1680-1683 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 135
      Northumberland County Court 19th of July 1682
      - Mr. COLES's Oath to be taken by Magistrate
      Mr. EDWARD COLES being a witness for WILLIAM SMYTH in a difference depending between Mr. WILLIAM HARCUM and the said SMYTH about land and being incapable by reason of great weakenesse come to the Courthouse, it is ordered that some time between this and the next Court Mr. COLES give in is evidence before one of the Magistrates of this county, he said Mr. HARCUM haveing notice of the time and place when and where the same is taken
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      Edward Cole sold land to Rich. Spann ... 15 Jan 1678/9 Northumberland Co., Va. North'd. Order Bk. 4, Page 18 Mr. Edward Coles in right of Elinor his wife the Relict of Thomas Darrell, dec'd. Bond: Wm. Wildey and Thomas Hobson Apprs: Wm. Tignor, Phil Shapley, Tho. Webb & Jas. Austin 18 Oct. 1682 Northumberland Co., Va. North'd. Co. Orders by Lindsay Duvall

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      1653-1656 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 3; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 232
      EDWARD COLE, 300 an. Northumberland Co., 9 Mar. 1653, P. 12.
      (Record incomplete). Mentions land he sould to Mr. Mitchell. Trans. of 6 pers: Fra. White, Wm. Wheeler, Langag Baker, Tho. Burnham, Wm. Howse, Jon. Williams.
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      1653-1656 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 3; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 266
      EDWARD COLES, 500 acs. Northumberland Co., 10 Oct. 1652, Page 131. Upon Southermost side of little Weckacomco Riv. & upon the head of a devdt. in possession of Richard Spann, along his land Nly. to a branch of sd. Riv., S. W. to land of James Allen &c. to S. W. side of Chicacone Path. Trans. of 10 pers: Mr. Fra. Clay, Marke Lanere, Walter Read, Morgan Jones, William Talbott, Samuel Called, William Smith, Mary Edwards.
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      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 326
      EDWARD COALE, 900 acs. James City Co., 16 Nov. 1655, Page 17, (26). On N. side of James Riv. N. W. side of Chickohominy River, N., upon Moses Cr., & bounded Nly. upon Pease hill run, Ely. on line formerly Phillip Charles now purchased & in possession of Thomas House, & on marked trees on both sides of Oaken Swampe now in possession of Edward Gravin. Trans. of 18 pers.* relation being had to an order of court dated ---- 1655 granted unto Nich. Merywether & assigned unto sd. Coale.
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      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 332
      HENRY SMITH, Junr., 200 acs. Northumberland Co., 9 Dec. 1656, Page 37, (58). Nly. upon land of Thomas Dorrow {sic Darrell} & S. E. upon Edward Coles {sic Cole} (or Toles.) Renewal of patent granted 5 May 1652.
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      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 372
      EDWARD COLES, 500 acs. Northumberland Co., 10 Oct. 1652, Page 198,
      (1). Upon Southermost side of Wiccocomicoe Riv., upon the head of a devdt. of Richard Span, running to land of James Allen & S. W. side of Chickacone Path. Trans. of 10 pers. Assignment of the above to Richard Spanne, 20 Sept. 1653, Page 198, (290). Witnesses: Gervas Dodson & Charles Ashton. Rich. Flinte, Clk.
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      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 373
      HENRY WATTS, 650 acs. Northumberland Co., 7 Sept. 1658, Page 200,
      (1). On S. side of great Wiccocomocoe Cr., Ely. upon land of Richard Spann, Nly. upon land of James Allen, Wly. upon land of John Moreley & Sly. upon land of Thomas Dorrow & Chickacone path. 500 acs. granted to Edward Coles, 10 Oct. 1652, assigned unto Richard Spann, who assigned to sd. Watts & 150 acs. for trans. of 3 pers: Henry Watts, Francis Berkeley, Rose Page. Renewed 13 Jan. 1661.
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      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 395
      MR. WM. THOMAS, 300 acs. Northumberland Co., 4 Mar. 1661, Page 293, (400). Wly. upon land of Danll. Neale, Sly. upon James Hawley, Ely. on Jno. Motley & Col. Wm. Clayborne & Nly. on Edward Coale. Trans. of 6 pers: Phill. Harwood, Jno. Wray, Roger Pinner, Robt. Salter, Thomas Panton, Edw. Plaice.
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      1662-1666 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 463
      WM. THOMAS, 300 acs. N'thumberland Co., 26 July 1665, Page 213, (116). Beg. at the head of the land sold to Mr. Michael' at a marked tree of Henry Smiths, running S.W. &c. Granted to Edward Cole 9 Mar. 1653, assigned to Jenkin Morgan 4 Aug. 1657, by him sold to Tho. Moulton & Tho. Tripe 24 Feb. 1661. Sd. Tripe sold his part to sd. Moulton 9 Feb. 1662, who sold to sd. Thomas 20 June 1664.
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      1662-1666 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 457
      EDWARD COALE, threescore & 10 acs., heretofore called Phillips Island, on W. side of Chikahomany Riv., N. upon Phillips bay. 10 Feb. 1664, Page 194, (86). Formerly taken up by Thomas Donington, practitioner in phisick, who assigned to Thomas Stamp, who assigned to SamIl. Paine, who sold to sd. Coale.
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      1666-1679 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 51
      MR. EDWARD COLES, 626 acs. N'umberland Co., S. side of little. Wiccocomoco Cr., 8 Oct. 1668, Page 199. Beg. at the head of Coles Cr., opposite plantation of Tho. Dorrow, to Cr. dividing this & land of Coll. Wm. Clayborne, &c. 494 acs. granted to him 20 Dec. 1650; & 132 acs; for trans. of 3 pers: Roht. Greene, Rich. Fortice, Tho. Swan
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      1666-1679 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 195
      MR. EDWARD COLES, 148 acs., N'umberland. Co., 1 May 1679, Page 675.
      On the N .side of Gr. Wiccomoco Riv.. adj. his own; Richard Smith; Richard Way; William Tignoll; Jno. Motley; & land of Major Tho. Brereton. Granted to Wm. Thomas; deserted, & granted sd. Coles 18 Oct. 1670. Trans. of 3 pers: Mary (a) Dutchwoman. Hana. Waldridge, Mary Brookes
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=170&last=&g_p=P5&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Smith, Henry, Jr.
      Publication 18 March 1662.
      Gen. note "The sd. land formerly granted to the sd. Smith, Dec 9, 1656 and now renewed."
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Smyth.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 200 acres northerly on the land of Thomas Darrow, S. Et. on the land of Edward Coale.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), Page 170 (Reel 5
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=289&last=&g_p=P4&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Coales[Coles], Edward.
      Publication 10 October 1652.
      Gen. note "See pa: 290 Edward Coles’ asaignt, to Richd. Spanne-same pa: Spanns assignt. to Henry Watts."
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 500 acres on the Southermost side of Wicocomoco River, on the head of a dividend of land now in the possession of Richard Span. .
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, Page 289 (Reel 4).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=131&last=&g_p=P3&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Coles, Edward.
      Publication 10 October 1652.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Coales.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 500 acres on the southermost side of little Weckaconeas River, and on the head of a dividend of land now in the possession of Richard Spann.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, Page 131 (Reel 2).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=12&last=&g_p=P3&col lection=LO Patent
      Title Cole, Edward.
      Publication 9 March 1653.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 300 acres beg.g head of the land he sold to Mr. Mitchell at a Smith and run.g &c. to the head of a creek.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, Page 12 (Reel 2).

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