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

William Linton

Male Bef 1646 - 1734  (> 88 years)


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  • Name William Linton 
    Birth Bef 1646 
    Gender Male 
    Death 26 Mar 1734  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I49669  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Anthony Linton,   b. 1614, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 21 Dec 1681, Yeocomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F29074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Hudson,   b. Bef 1683, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1745, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 62 years) 
    Marriage 31 Mar 1730  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15039  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Female MNU Linton,   b. Bef 1651   d. Bef 1705, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 54 years) 
    Marriage Bef 1668  Yeocomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Moses Linton,   b. Abt 1675, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Jun 1729, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 54 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: Stepchild]
     2. William Linton,   b. Abt 1690, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 May 1736, King George County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 46 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: Stepchild]
     3. Anthony Linton,   b. Abt 1703, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Mar 1739, Stafford County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 36 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: Stepchild]
     4. Elizabeth Linton,   b. Bef 1699, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Mar 1751/52, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 53 years)  [Father: natural]
     5. William Linton,   b. Bef 1668, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1668, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 2 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F16398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Family 3 Johanna Lewis,   b. 8 Sep 1676, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef Mar 1730, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 53 years) 
    Marriage 8 Mar 1705  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Linton,   b. Bef 1714, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1761, Lunenburg Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 49 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F55542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      1732-1734 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds & Will Book 8, Part 4 [Antient Press]; Page 236-236a
      I WILLIAM LINTON of ye Pish of Cople in ye County of Westmorld. being very sick & weak of body but of sound mind and memory thanks be to God for ye same, & knowing ye certainty of death but ye uncertainty of ye time thereof, do make constitute & appoint this to be my Last Will & Testament in manner & form as followeth:
      Imprs. I give and bequeath my Soul unto ye hands of Almighty God yt. gave it me and my body to be decently interred at ye discretion of my Exr. herein after named & as touching such worldly goods as it path pleased God to bestow upon me, I give & bequeath as followeth ;
      Item, I give & bequeath unto my loving Wife, MARY, all & singular ye Estate which I had with her in marriage to her & her heirs for ever;
      hem. I give unto my Sons, ANTHONY & WILLIAM, my Land at TOTOSKEY in RICHMOND County, my Son, WM:, to have eighty acres joyning upon JOHN ( ? SINGERs) land and ye Marshy Swamp to them & their heirs lawfully begotten in marriage & in failure of such heirs. I bequeath ye sd. parcel of land to ye heir at Law. I give unto my said Sons one cow & calf each and one feather bed & furniture each & one iron pot each.
      Item. I give & bequeath unto my Daughter, ELIZABETH LEWIS, one Negro girle named Betty & all her future increasse to her & her heirs for ever;
      Item. I give unto my Son, JOHN, one cow to him & his heirs for ever;
      Item. I give unto my Cousin, JAMES SMITH, my riding horse named Spark, & Bridle & saddle, one Negro Child wch: my Negro Bell is now going with or the last wch: she had, either of wch: the sd. JAMES SMITH pleased to him & his heirs for ever;
      hem All ye rest residue & remainder of my Estate not heretofore by me given, I give & bequeath unto my Loving Wife, MARY, for & during her natural life & after her decease I give yt: Plantation whereon I now live I give unto my Son, JOHN, & ye heirs of his body lawfully begotten in marriage & in failure of such heirs, I give & bequeath my said Plantation unto my Son, WM: & ye heirs of his body lawfully begotten in marriage & in failure of such heirs I give & bequeath the sd. Plantation to the next heir at Law.
      Item. My Will & desire is yt: whereas I have given unto my loving Wife, MARY, all & singular my Estate not heretofore by me given for & during her natural life, its upon this condition, yt: she continue a Widow but in case my said Wife should marry, then my Will is that she have what the Law allows her but if not then ye aforesaid I give her all & singular my Estate for & during her natural live and after her decease I give ( ) of my Estate to my Children, ANTHONY, JOHN. WILLIAM & ELIZABETH to be divided between them and to their heirs for ever;
      Item. I appoint constitute and ordain my loving Wife, & my Cousin, JAMES SMITH, my Exrs, of this my Last Will and Testament revoking & disannulling all other Wills heretounto set my hand and seal this 6th day of Febry. Anno Dom: 1732 Sign'd Seald & published to be his Last Will and Testament
      in presence of JOHN BRIDGES, WM: LYNTON
      THO: TEMPLEMAN, GEORGE WALKER
      Memorandum: That ye Legacies given by ye above WM. LYNTON in this Will to such particular persons therein nominated be paid them imediately after his decease or any time after upon being and requested as ye Subscribers to take notice yt: it was his desire & in pursuance of ye sd. Request we have hereunto set our hands this 7th day of Febry: 17322 GEORGE WALKER
      CHAR: (? SEMAN)
      Westmorld. ss, At a Court held for the said County the 26th day of March 1734
      This Last Will and Testament of WILLIAM LYNTON, deced., was presented into Court by his Relict and JAMES SMITH, his Executors, who made Oath thereto, and being proved by the Oaths of the witnesses thereto, is admitted to Record
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the Tenth day of April 1734, pr. G. T., C. C. W.
      ===
      LINTON, WILLIAM, 6 Feb. 1733; 26 March 1734.
      Sons Anthony, William and John land in Richmond County; dau. Elizabeth Lewis; cousin James Smith and my wife Mary exx.
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      1668-1671 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 1; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 91a-92 [D&W 1, Page 400-01]. 28 9br [Nov.] 1671
      John Williams unto William Lenton and George Harris. For 4250 pounds of tobacco. 450 acres at the head of Yeoacomicoe River and bounded on the northeast and northwest sides with the land of Vincent Cox, on the southwest side with the land of Mr. Francis Clay and on the southeast side with the land of the said Clay and the land of Robert Smith.
      John (X) Williams
      Wit: George Hutton, Henry Lenton.
      28 9br [Nov.] 1671. Acknowledged by John Williams and John How attornie of Jane the wife of John Williams.
      28 9br [Nov.] 1671. Jane Williams have made my loving frind Mr. John How my attornie to acknowledge 450 acres sold to William Lenton and George Harrison 29 9br [Nov.] 1671.
      Jane (X) Williams
      Wit: George Hutton, Henry Lenton.
      28 9br [Nov.] 1671. Recorded.
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      1674-1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 3; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 204-204a. Jno. Wms. [Williams] and wife sale of land to Wm. Linton and Geo. Harrison recorded in foll. 92.
      28 8ber [Oct.] 1674. Geo. Harrisson of Westmoreland County planter, unto Mr. Jo:[seph] Smith of Nominy, carpenter. For
      a valuable consideration. All my right which by virtue of the within mentioned bill of sale I was possessed of.
      Geo: Harrisson
      Wit: Francis Gilhampton, Mathew Heele.
      28 8ber [Oct.] 1674. Acknowledged by Geo: Harrisson.
      ===
      1701-1707 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 3; [Antient Press]; Pages 315-17. 31 Jan. 1704 (1705].
      John Dunkan of Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, to Robert Phillips. For 5500 pounds of tobacco. 250 acres lately made over to John Dunkan by William Lynton, excepting one parcel sold unto Michael Gilbert by Dunkan land of Mr. Vincent Cox ... William Smyth ... Samuel Rust ... land of Gilbert ... William Garland ...
      John Dunkan
      Wit: George Eskridge, George Garland.
      25 April 1705. Acknowledged by John Dunkan. Eliza. wife of Jno. Dunkan relinquished her right of dower.
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      Marriages of Richmond County, Virginia 1668-1853
      Linton, William married Mary Freshwater, 31 March 1730. NFPR., p 134 [She was the widow of Thomas Freshwater (16??-1726) (q.v.), p 74; Mary (Hudson) Freshwater Linton died intestate in Westmoreland County in 1744/5. DB#3, p 178; DB#6, p 115; DB#9, p 85, 177, 186; OPR, p 69

      Freshwater, Thomas (16??-1726) married by 3 October 1699 Mary Hudson [Hodgson] (16??-1744/5), daughter of Bryan and Mary Hudson [Hodgson], deceased; she m(2) 1730 William Linton (16??-1734) of Westmoreland County(q.v.). DB#3, p.37; DB#9, p.85; WB#5, p.15; Westmoreland County D&W#8, p236 and Westmoreland Record Book 1723-1746, Page 306,319.

      ===
      Prince William County, Virginia Will book C, 21apr1736, appraisel of estate of William Linton Gent
      includes 13 negroes at £230
      Inventory presented by Benjamin Grayson
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      1707-1709 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 29-32. 24 June 1707.
      William Clark of Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, to William Lynton of same. For 4500 pounds of tobacco. 100 acres ... at the mouth of a branch commonly called the Cole Spring ... line of trees mentioned in a bill of saile from Nicho: Spencer Esq. to Wm. Clarke father of said William Clarke ... by a main branch ... being part of 200 acres purchased by Wm. Clarke. deceased, of Nicholas Spencer Esq.
      William Clarke
      Wit: William Nash, Nathanl. Nash.
      25 June 1707. Possession given by William Clark to William Lynton.
      Wit: Nathaniel Nash, William Nash.
      25 June 1707. Acknowledged by William Clark.
      24 June 1707. Bond of William Clarke of Cople Pariah, Westmoreland County, to William Lynton of same. For 9000 pounds of tobacco. To keep covenants in the indentures.
      William Clarke
      Wit: William Nash, Nathl. Nash.
      25 June 1707. Acknowledged by William Clark.
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      1705-1707 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part I [Antient Press]; Page 98
      Westmoreland County Court 25th June 1707
      - CLARK's Acknowledment to LYNTON
      WILLIAM CLARK acknowledged a Deed of Sale ofland from him to WILLIAM LYNTON, also a Bond for performance of Covenants therein contained. Ordered the same be recorded
      ===
      1707-1709 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 36
      Westmoreland County Court 26th of May 1708
      - CLARK v LYNTON
      Upon the Petition of FRANCES CLARK, it is ordered that WILLIAM LINTON forthwith deliver unto her one feather bed and furniture and one Cow and Calf being part ofher Father's Estate in the hands of the sd LINTON intrusted by the Court dureing the minority of the sd FRANCES
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      1714-1716 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 5 [Antient Press]; Page 67
      Westmoreland County Court 30th ofMay 1716
      - HASLERIGG Constable
      RICHARD HASLERIGG is appointed CONSTABLE in the place and stead of WILLIAM LINTON for that Precinct where WILLIAM LINTON last served and it is ordered that RICHARD [being served with a copy of this Order] doe thereupon repaire to the next Majestrate and take the Oath for duely executeing the Office of Constable
      ===
      1679-1682 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2 [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 153
      At a Court held 28 May 1679
      Geo: Lamkin ordered constable in Wm: Linton's place.
      Dann: Ocanning in Jno: Avery's place
      Mr. Crabb in Wm. Moxley's place.
      Jossua Hudson in Wm: Webb's place.
      Wm: Robinson in Wm Kimber's place to goe to the next justice to be sworne.
      ===
      1701-1704 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 3; Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 358)
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whome these presents shall come, Know yes that we SIMON TAYLER and ELIZABETH my Wife, THOMAS JESPER and ANNE my Wife, CHRISTOPHER PRIDHAM and MARY my Wife of the one partie and JOSEPH DEEKE and WILLIAM LYNTON of the other party. Wittnesseth that the said SIMON TAYLER & ELIZA: his Wife, THOMAS JESPER & ANNE his Wife & CHRISTOPHER PRIDHAM & MARY his Wife have for the valuable consideration of Three thousand pounds of tobbo: to them in hand paid have granted and sold unto the said JOSEPH DEEK and WILLIAM LYNTON all theire whole Estate right title & interest of in and to Two Letters Pattents dated att WESTMSTR: the Eight day of May in the one and twentieth yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereign Lord King Charles ye Second granted by PHILLIP LUDWELL Esqr., Agent & Attorney of the Lords Proprietors unto THOMAS LEWIS, WILLIAM MORGAN & EDWARD LEWIS, the one containeing Three hundred and sixty acres of Land scituate and being part in RAPPA; and part supposed in NORTHUMBERLAND and the other granted unto THOMAS LEWIS and EDWARD LEWIS of RAPPA: County for Five hundred twenty and eight acres of Land scituate and being part in the aforesaid County of RAPPA: and part in NORTHUMBERLAND; To have and to hold as well all the messuages tenements and hereditaments mentioned in the said Pattents as also our whole estate right and interest of and to the same from us the said SYMON TAYLER and ELIZA: my Wife, THOMAS JESPER & ANNE my Wife & CHRISTOPHER PRIDHAM & MARY his Wife our heires and assignes unto JOSEPH DEEKE and WILLIAM LYNTON theire heires and assignes saveing and reserving to our selves that the said JOSEPH DEEKE and WILLIAM LYNTON pay the yearely rents reserved for her Majesties use her heires and Successors and we joyntly and severally oblidge ourselves our heires to acknowledge this Deed of Indenture att the next Court held for the County of Richmond and likewise to make such other or further assureances as the said JOSEPH DEEKE and WILLIAM LYNTON or theire Attorney learned in the Law shall reasonably devise or advice for the confirmation of the premisses above mentioned. In Wiliness whereof we have hereunto sett our hands and seales this 8th day of March in the 3d yeare of our Sovereigne Lady Queene Ann &c, Ano: Dom: 1704/5
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
      JOHN CADIE, SYMON TAYLER, sign
      ELIZA: DOUGAN ELIZA: TAYLER, sign
      HEN: PARRY THOMAS JESPER
      ANNE JESPER
      CHRISTOPHER PRIDHAM
      MARY PRIDHAM
      The parties above mentioned resideing and being in Richmond County in PHARHAM Parish excepting WM: LYNTON who lives in WESTMRLD. County in NOMANY
      Att a Court held for Richmond County ye 6th: day of 9br: 1706, the within named MARY PRIDHAM, Wife of the within named CHRISTOPHER PRIDHAM, relinquished her right of Inheritance to the Land within mentioned & upon the motion of the within named
      JOSEPH DEEKE is admitted to Record
      Recognitr: in Cur: Com: Richmond p SIMON TAYLER, THO: JESPER & CHRISTOPHER PRIDHAM 7th: die Martii 1704 & recordatr: 19th die
      Test J: SHERLOCK, Cl Cur
      WILLIAM BARBER, Atto: for and on behalfe of the above named ELIZA: TAYLER and ANNE JESPER acknowledged their right of Dower to the Land & premisses above mentioned in Richmd. County Court the 2d day of October 1706; wch: upon the motion of the within named JOSEPH DEEKE was admitted to record
      Test J: SHERLOCK, Cl Cur
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      1705-1708 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 4 [Antient Press]; Page 79
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ELIZABETH TAYLOR, the Wife of SIMON TAYLOR of the Parish of FARNHAM and County of Richmond, Planter, have put WILL: BARBER my true and lawfull Attorney to appeare before the Worspll. Court of Richmond and acknowledge my full consent to the passing away of all my right title and interest into certaine lands houses hereditaments sold unto JOSEPH DEEKE of the Parish of FARNHAM and County of Richmond and WILLIAM LYNTON of COPLEY Parish in the County of WESTMORELAND by Indenture beareing date the 3d of March 1704 and therefore forever quitt claime all my right into the said lands as Wittness my hand and seale this 6th day of August 1706
      Signed sealed and delivered in presents of us
      SAMLL. SAMFORD, ELIZABETH signum TAYLOR
      EDWARD JONES, HEN. JENINGS
      ===
      1711-1714 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 6, Part 1 [Antient Press]; Page 115-116
      THIS INDENTURE made this 2d. day of March 1712 and in the eleventh yeare of the Reigne of our most gratious Lady Anna of Great Brittaine, Queene defender of the faith &c. betweene JOSEPH DEEKE of Parish of Farnham in County of Richmond and KATHERINE his Wife of one part and WILLIAM LINTON of Parish of COPELEY in County of WESTMORELAND and JOHANNA his Wife of the other part; Wittnesseth that JOSEPH DEEK and WILLIAM LINTON hold joyntly are and do stand seized in their demeasne as of fee in common and undivided of and in one messuage or tenement and Three hundred Ninety & seven acres of land thereunto belonging; formerly granted to THOMAS LEWIS, WILLIAM MORGAN & EDWARD LEWIS by Patent bearing date the one and twentieth day of August 1691; scituate in ye County of Richmond and NORTHUMBERLAND upon a Branch or Swamp comonly knowne or called by the name of the MARSHY SWAMP, which said land the parties above mentioned bought and purchased of SIMON TAYLOR and ELIZABETH his wife, THOS: JESPER and ANNE his Wife, XOPHER PRYDHAM and MARY his Wife, Coheirs of JOHN LEWIS, the sole heire of EDWARD LEWIS as by a Deed of Bargaine and Sale under their hands in Writing bearing date the third day of March in the third yeare of the Reign of our gracious Sovereign Lady Anna then of England Scotland France & Ireland, Queen defender of the faith, more att large may appeare; AND NOW to the end a perpetuall portion and division shall be had and made betweene the said parties in the said Lands and other the premises, it is hereby covenanted concluded and agreed upon by and betweene said parties to these presents in manner and forme following; And first the said JOSEPH DEEK for himself his heirs that WILLIAM LINTON his heirs shall from henceforth have hold and peaceably enjoy in severalty to him and his heirs the one moyety or halfe part of the said tract of land (that is to say) that part or portion that lyeth on the Southward side of the MARSHEY SWAMP in Richmond County with Fourty seven acres more being the reversion of another Patent ioyning to ye above premises; And that the said JOSEPH DEEK nor his heirs shall from henceforth clayme nor demand any right title to possession in or to the same; And the said WILLIAM LINTON for himselfe hisheirs doth likewise covenant and promise by these presents that JOSEPH DEEK his heirs shall from henceforth have hold possess and peaceably enjoy in severalty to said JOSEPH DEEK his heirs. the other moyety or half part of ye said messuage tenement of 397 acres of land with the appurtenances, that is to say, that portion that lyeth on the Northward side of the aforesaid MARSHEY SWAMP in NORTHUMBERLAND County with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging; and that ye said WILLIAM LINTON nor his heirs shall from henceforth clayme nor demand any right title in the same; And further it is agreed upon betweene the parties that a penalty be had and made to be paid by him or them shall make any breach of the covenants and agreements by dawning or pretending to lay any manner of clayme to any parcell of the aforesd. portion; And if JOSEPH DEEK his heirs shall lay any manner of clayme to that portion allotted to WILLIAM LYNTON shall forfeit and pay unto WILLIAM LINTON his heirs the full and just summe of Twenty thousand pounds of good tobacco in cask convenient to Water in Richmond County; and WILLIAM LINTON doth oblige himself that if any any time hereafter said WILLIAM LINTON or his heirs shall lay any clayme to that part allotted to JOSEPH DEEK shall forfeit and pay to ye said JOSEPH DEEK his heirs the full summe of Twenty thousand pounds of good tobacco in cask convenient to Water in WESTMORELAND County; In Wittnesse whereof the parties abovesaid have sett their hands and seales the day and yeare first above written (the words in Richmond County interlined before signed, that part that lyeth in WESTMORELAND County interlined before signed)
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      EDWARD ONES, WILLIAM LYNTON
      GEORGE BLEWFORD, JOHANNA her marke LYNTON
      STEVEN BAYLY, his marke
      Att a Court held for Richmond County ye 4th day of March 1712
      At the motion of the withinnamed JOSEPH DEEK this Deed of Partition between him and the within named WILLIAM LYNTON is admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur.

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