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

Nicholas Bernard

Male Bef 1658 - 1689  (> 31 years)

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  • Name Nicholas Bernard 
    Birth Bef 1658  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 8 May 1689  Stafford County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I48539  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2023 

    Family Elizabeth Partridge,   b. Bef 1658, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 10 Sep 1701, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 44 years) 
    Marriage Bef 10 Jun 1682  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Susannah Bernard,   b. Abt 1683, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     2. Elizabeth Bernard,   b. Abt 1685, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F28640  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2023 

  • Notes 
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      1686-1689 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part 1 [Antient Press];
      p. 120a IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen. 1 NICHOLAS BURNARD of Stafford County am very sicke and weake of body but of good and pfect remembrance blessed & praised
      be God for ye same & therefore doe desire to make this my Will & revokeinge all other Wills I doe make and appoint this to be my last Will & Testamt. in manner as followeth. Vizt lmpris. committ. my Soull into ye hands of all mighty God my onley maker & Jesus Xt my Redeemer & as to ye settlinge of my temporall Estate I shall leave to ye ordering of my hereafter named Executrix onley paying all such debts as shall be due & performinge my will as followeth
      lttem I give & bequeath to my two Daughters SUSAN & ELIZABETH my Plantacon lyeinge on ye North side of UPPER MACHODICKE in ye County aforesaid to remaine to them and their heires for ever allwayes Provided yt. my well beloved Wife shall quietly enjoy ye said piantacon dureing her life and after her Life ye said Lande to be equally divided betweene my aforesaid Children & to their heires for ever and if any one off my said children shall die wth out issue yt my disire is that her moiety shall redownd to ye Survivuur & if it shall please God that bothe SUSAN and ELIZABETH shall die without issue & before my said Wife yt un my will is yt my land shall be & remaine to my well beloved Wile ELIZABETH BURNARD & her heires forever.
      Item I give unto my Welbeloved Wife my personall Estate wth in door or wthout wtso ever shall or may appears to be mine yt she may take care of my said children till they come off Lawfull age to take care of ymselves and it my said Wife shall die before they come of age then my will is yt my Father in Law HENRY MEREST shall take um to himselfe untill they come of Age to pvide for themselves for ye better Setllinge & confirmineinge ye said I doe hereby make & appoint my well beloved Wife to be my whole sole Executrix. in Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hande & fixed my Seall this 30th day of March 1689
      The above Will was proved in Court by ye oathes & testimonies of THOMAS SLOPER & JONAH REVETT Wittnesses to ye Will Subscribed on ye 8th day of May Anno Dom I689 & was then recorded
      1686-1689 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part 1 [Antient Press];
      Page 49a- 50 To His Excellency THOMAS LORD CULPEPR: Barron of Thorsway his Majties Lieut. & Governor Genll . of Virginia THOMAS DUTTON of ye County of Stafford Humbly Sheweth that EDWD. PRESCOT late of ye sd County Deced dyed seized of One hundred and fifty acres of land lying in ye sd County & left noe heire & yor Pet concerneing yt ye sd land doth Escheat to his most Sacred Majties humbly prays yor Excellencys grange thereof &yt yor Excellency will be pleased to direct his Majties Witt to ye Escheator Genll of said County to find whether ye sd land doth escheat or not beinge ready to pay Composition & he shall ever pray etc_This Petn is granted Octobr. 30: 1680.
      This is a true copy of ye petn. granted Test NICHO. SPENCER
      I THOMAS DUTTON doe hereby for me my heires and assignes assigne over all my Right of ye myth in granted land therein mentioned unto JONAH REVETT his heires or assignes Witness my hand do Seale this 30 of Octobr 1680.
      I JONAH REVETT Doe hereby for me my heires assigne on all my Right of within mentioned granted & the land therein mentioned unto NICO. BURNARD & ELIZ: BURNARD his Wife Daftr, to ye aforesd REVETT their heires or Assignes Witness my hand &seale this 10 day of June 1682
      Recorded in ye County Court Records of Stafford this 30 day of June 1687
      1686-1689 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part 1 [Antient Press];
      p.75 AUGT. KNEATON Accot WAGSTAFFE CHARLES WAGSTAFFE 1687. To NICH. BURNARD: to 4 Gall. 1 /4 of Rum at 70: pd to THOMAS BAXTER; pd at Rappa.; to 3 prof Large shoos at 80; to 3 pr of house at 3 p; To 12 yd blew linnen, to 1 pack of Cards: to 1 hatt; to 3 tits of Rumrn; to I pr of Tobacco Tongs; to gall Rum; to THOMAS NORMAN; to 1 Horse bridle & Sadie; to ye finishin ge bis Crop; Total 3602 Cr pr CAPT. MASON
      Sworne & Recorded in ye County Court records of Stafford the 9 day of February 1687/8
      1691-1692 Stafford County, Virginia Order Book [Antient Press];
      Page 168 Court held 7th October 1691
      163. ELIZABETH BURNARD the widow and Executrix of NICHOLAS BURNARD late of this County deceased humbly sheweth that whereas your petitioner having obtained probate of her deced husband will and now having fully paid and satisfied as the debts due from her deced husbands Estate to the respective creditors as far as assetts as she is ready to prove to this Court by her account here ready to be Exhibited Wherefore your Fehr humbly prayer your worships to grant her a full and free discharge and Quietus from any further Molestation from payment of her husbands debts as the Law Enjoyns And now forasmuch as it doth fully appear to this Court that Elizabeth Barnard in the Qualification aforesaid hath fully satisfied and paid all her husbands debts as farr as assets and hath rendered a Just and True accompt of the same under het oath to this Court and that the account is fairy transmitted to the Records Therefore cis ordered that Elizabeth Barnard shall have a full and free discharge and Quietus from her deceased husbands Estate as the Law Enjoyns and directs.
      1699-1709 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 86-88
      MARGARET LADY CULPEPER, THOMAS LORD FAIRFAX and KATHERINE his wife Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virga. .. Whereas EDWARD PRESCOT of Stafford County deced seized of 150 acres of land lying in said county of Stafford and left no heirs nor disposed thereof by will ELIZA. BERNARD widow of NICHOLAS BERNARD presented the same to escheat .. Know ye therefore that we for the composition arrearages & annual rents hereafter received have granted Elizabeth Bernard all that parcel of land of sd and all title therein belonging by virtue of said escheat bounded .. abating southerly upon ye upper Machotick River easterly upon the land of PETER PHYPORD wch said land is half part of a patent granted to PALMER HINTON bearing date 28th day of October
      1650 .. paying yearly the ffee rent of three shillings Sterling money .. Witness our Agent WILLIAM FITZHUGH and GEORGE BRENT either of them dated 13th day August 1695.
      Wm, Fitzhugh
      July 28th 1701
      Know all men .. that I the named Eliza. Bernard now widow of SAML. YOUNG late of this county deced do grant all my title & interest of the within mentioned 150 acres of land to ALEXANDER DONIPHAN but in case he dye without issue then to return to my heirs as if this writing had never been but if he live or hath issue then I do grant every part of the 150 acres ..
      Presence Rice Hooe,
      Eliza. Young her mark
      Charles Elliot, Mat. x Dennis
      At a Court held for Stafford County the 10th September 1701 .. deed of gift of assignment on back side the before recorded patent the said Eliza. Young came into open Court and acknowledged to the sd Doniphan Junr. Ordered that
      the same be recorded.

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