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

Roysten Betts

Male Abt 1691 - 1783  (~ 92 years)


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  • Name Roysten Betts 
    Born Abt 1691  St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Aug 1783  Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I55366  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Charles Betts,   b. Bef 1663, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1710, Fairfield Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary MNU Betts,   b. Abt 1667,   d. Aft 1710, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1683  Fairfield Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F25909  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Berry,   b. Abt 1692, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1722, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Betts,   b. Between 1713 and 1735, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1766, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Betts,   b. Aft 1713, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1783, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 68 years)  [natural]
     3. Charles Betts,   b. Aft 1713, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1762, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 47 years)  [natural]
     4. Elisha Betts,   b. Aft 1713, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1766, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F28374  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1783-1785 Record Book #12; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker):Page 58
      Betts, Royston
      W. W. 17 April 1782---W. P. 11 August 1783
      Grandson Royston Betts Coventon-the plantation whereon I live, containing by estimation two hundred and twenty acres more or less, his choice of three of my negroes, all my stock, and household furniture on above plantation.
      Rest of my lands and negroes, and rest of my estate to my daughter Betty Coventon.
      Grandson Royston Betts Coventon, and daughter Betty Coventon, executors.
      Witness: Willm. Kesterson, James Harcum, and Judah Waddy.
      ===
      Will of Charles Betts of St. Stephen's Parish
      Written 1 October 1709; probate record burned.
      Sick and weak. To sons Charles, Jonathan under 18, Royston under 17, William. To dau Mary. To Wife Mary.
      "All my daughters" Mary the only one named. The will stated: "If any of my children should marry any of John Haynie's children or grandchildren, they shall not have one farthing of my estate."
      Signed by Charles (X) Betts
      Witnessed by richard Wright, Edward Cole, Wm tolson.
      Mary Betts re-recorded the will 16 May 1711. Richard Wright swears he wrote the will and that the re-recorded is a true copy
      ===
      1762-1766 Record Book #6; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 700
      Betts, John, of St Stephens Parish
      W. W. 15 February 1766---W. P. 13 October 1766
      Wife Judith Betts-negro woman Sinah and her child, and negro boy Alles, negro girl Sal, negro man Dick, two feather beds and furniture, six head of cattle, a horse at the vlaue of five pounds, and one chest.
      Rest of my estate after debts are fully paid to my father Royston Betts,
      Father Royston Betts, and wife Judith Betts, executors.
      Witness: Beverly Keeve and Thomas Airs.
      ===
      1750-1770 Northumberland County VA Wills: Lewis & Booker; [witness] Page 443
      Wildey, Joseph, of St. Stephen's Parish
      W. W. 9 May 1769---W. P. 11 December 1769
      Son Joseph Wildey-the lower part of the land I now live on being the part whereon Fairfield Church Stands, beginning at a marked white oak standing at the head of the church Spring Branch, down said branch to Gills Mill Pond, down the meanders of said Mill Pond to the point along the pond side to the branch that leads from my spring to the mill pond, up the branch to a Sweet gum tree standing about two hundred and eighty yards from the spring, thence N.E. to a white oak tree that stands at the corner of the Church field, then N. to a white chestnut tree in my pasture, through my pasture to a red oak on the northside of the main road that leads from North'd C. H. to Fairfield Church, (about 600 yards on the west side of the church, the said oak tree standing near the edge of the old field), same course to a forked chestnut tree on edge of a valley, down said valley to a small hickory tree near head of a branch that falls into Collo. Hull's Mill Pond, the branch lying between my dwelling house and the plantation called.
      Waller's, down said branch to north end of my land, up the swamp to a white oak tree that is a corner tree to my land, the lands of Thomas Hobson, Henry Schofield, and along Schofield's line to beginning white oak, cont. 270 A.
      Son Joseph Wildey-negro boy Moses, if said negro boy should die before my son Joseph attains the age of 21 years, he to have another negro of equal value
      Son William Wildey-remaining part of my land whereon I now live, cont. 450 A.
      Son William Wildey-negro boy Elijah, if said negro boy should die before my son William attains the age of 21 years, he to have one other negro from my estate of equal value.
      Son Heli Wildey-one hundred pounds current money of Virginia which I have in the house and three hundred pounds of like money to be raised by the profits of my estate and with the four hundred pounds my executors to purchase a piece of land for my son.
      Son Heli Wildey-negro boy Peter, if said negro boy should die before my son attains the age of 21, my son to have another negro of equal value out of my estate.
      Rest of estate not before given to be equally divided between my seven children, viz: Salley, Molley, William, Joseph, Heli, Jane, and Betty.
      Wife Judith Wildey-to have use of my whole estate to bring
      up my children until son William attains the age of 21 provided she remains my widow, at which time she to have one third of
      my whole estate.
      Wife Judith Wildey, friends Spencer Mottrom Ball, Parish Garner, and. William Eskridge, executors.
      Witness: Roysten Betts, Jane Edmonds, and. William Harding. CODICIL: 10 September 1769
      Negroes given me by my mother Elizabeth Wildey, and negro man given to me in trust by John Edmonds in trust for my sister Jane Edmonds, to remain in possession of my executors Capt.
      Spencer Mottrom Ball, and William Eskridge, or anyone they shall appoint for use of my sister Jane Edmonds.
      Witness: John Rogers and William Harding.
      ===
      1758-1762 Record Book #5; Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 245
      Betts, Jonathan, est. adm. by Royston Betts. 9 February 1761

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