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

Eleanor Eltonhead

Female 1623 - 1656  (33 years)


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  • Name Eleanor Eltonhead 
    Born 1623 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1656  Christ Church, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I60100  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Richard Eltonhead,   b. Jan 1582, Prescot, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1670, Eltonhead, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Sutton,   b. Abt 1586, Rushton Spencer, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1607  Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16032  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Carter,   b. Bef 1623, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1670, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 47 years) 
    Married Abt 6 Feb 1656  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F16148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William Brocas,   b. Bef 1617, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1656, Lancaster County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years) 
    Married Abt 1645  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F32715  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      LANCASTER COUNTY DEEDS & WILLS 1652-1657; Antient Press; Page 64-65
      BE IT KNOWN unto all men by these pr:sents that I ye Ladye AGATHA CHICHELEY for & in consideracon of ye love & affection I beare unto my Neace, ye Daughter of EDWIN CONAWAY, doe freely give & grante to her ye sd ELTONHEAD, one black browse Cow called Thacker cropt on ye right & underkeeled on ye left; To have & to hold the sd Cow wth: all her increase both male & female unto ye sd ELTONHEAD her heirs Exers. & Admistrs: for ever; And if in case she ye sd ELTONHEAD should decease before she shal come to age, then I doe give y sd Cow both male & female unto my Sister, MARTHA, ye Wife of ye sd EDWIN CONAWAY, to have & to hold ye sd Cow wth all her increase both male & female for ever unto her ye sd MARTHA her heirs Executrs, Admistrs. & assignes In Witness whereof I ye sd AGATHA CHICHELEY have hearunto set my hand & seale this 7th day of May 1653
      Signed sealed & delivered in pr:sence of
      CUTH: POTTER AGATHA CHICHELEY
      JOHN PIG his marke
      Recordatr: 10 die Augustii 1653 p JOHN PHILIPS
      Markes of Cattle to be recorded for Mr. EDWIN CONAWAY. EDWIN CONAWAYs marke crop on both eares. EDWIN CONAWAY JUNR. crop on both eares & a hole in ye left. ELTONHEAD CONAWAY on both eares & a slitt down ye left
      Recordatr: 10th die Augustii 1653 Teste JOHN PHILIPS Cl Cur
      THESE PRESENTS witnesseth yt: I EDWIN CONAWAY doe acknowledge to have received of Mrs. ELINOR BROKAS by the apointmt. of my Sister, FENNWICK, in ye time of her Widowhood, one Heifer colored black with a flower de luce on both eares for ye use of my Daughter, ELTONHED, wth: all ye increase both male & female as a Gift from her Aunt FENWICK In Witness whereof I ye sd CONOWAY have hearunto set my hand ye 15th day of ye Instant May 1653
      Signed & delivered in ye pr:sence of
      FRA: CHICHELEY, EDWIN CONAWAY
      CUTH: POTTER
      Recordatr: 10th die Augustii 1653 p JOHN PHILIPS, Cl Cur
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      LANCASTER COUNTY DEEDS & WILLS 1652-1657; Antient Press; Page 189-192
      Whereas Captt. WM. BROCAS Esqr. deced by Instrument under his hand & seale bearinge date ye 7th: of 9ber: 1652 did give & make over unto Sr. HEN: CHICHELEY, Knt. for ye use of Mrs. ELNOR BROCAS, ye then Wife of ye sd Captt: WM. BROCAS, his whole Estate as by ye sd Instrumt: maye apeare; this Court hath ordered ye Administracon be granted unto sd Mrs. ELNOR BROCAS upon ye Estate of ye sd Captt. WM. BROCAS & yt: Mr. EDMOND KEMPE, Mr. ROWD. BURNHAM, Mr. RICH: PERROTT, WM. LEECH, Mr. FRA: COALE & Mr. BARTM: HOBART bee apraysers of ye sd Estate & to be sworne by ye Mr. KEMPE
      TO ALL TO WHOME these pr:sents shall come Cr: I Captt: WM. BROCAS of Rapa: River in ye Countye of Lancaster in Virginia Esqr. sendth Greetinge in our Lord everlasting. Know yee yt: 1 yc sd Captt. WM. BROCAS beinge of p:fect memory & wthout fraude & deceipt for good causes & consideracons me hearunto moveinge have given granted & confirmed & doe by these p:sents give grant confirme unto my much hod friend, Sir HEN: CHICHELEY, of ye same place, Knt., for ye sole use & behoofe of ELNOR, my Wife, hir heirs Executrs, Admistrs. & assignes & all & singular my goods chattles Implemts. boats bills bonds specialtyes necessaryes houshold stuff plate both English servants, Negroes, cattle & all other things wt:soever as well menable and unmenable of what nature kinde & quallity so ever they be & in whose hands Custody possession or beinge or in wt:soever place or places they be or maye be found as well wthin wt:soever place or places they be or maye be found as well wthin ye Continent of Virginia or else where To have & to hold & receave all & singular ye sd goods chattles Implemts. credits, debts Bills bonds specialtyes houshold stuff plate both English Servants & Negroes Male & female & all to other & all other ye pr:misses wth: all & singular their appurtenances unto ye sd Sr. HENRY CHICHELEY unto ye only use & behoofe of my sd Wife ELNOR BROCAS her heirs Executrs. Administrs. & assignes for ever accordinge to a Schedule hearunto anexed to injoye freely peaceably & quietly by or wthout any maner of reclame, challenge or contradicon of me ye sd Capt. WM. BROCAS or any person or persons in ye means it be or poure or in any maner or any person or persons by my means title or poure or in any maner of Acts all my debts yt: shall apeare due together by Bill or under my owne hand to any p:son or p:sons to be satisfyed & pd. as equally to one as another & acordinge to ye quallitye of ye debts; And if in case ELNOR my sd Wife shall survive me ye sd Captt.. WM.BROCAS, yt! then ye sd Sir HEN: CHICHELEY shall imediately after my decease deliver all my sd Estate, Cattle, Servants or wtsoever else of my sd Estate before mentioned acordinge to ye Schedule wth: all ye implements of my said Estate wth: out any waste unto ELNOR my sd Wife her heirs Executrs. Adminstrs: or assignes as aforesd. unless my sd Wife in her owne discretion shall thinke it requisite yt. ye sd Estate shall remaine a longer time in ye Custodye & possession of ye sd Sir HENRY CHICHELEY & in case ye sd Capt. WM. BROCAS shall sirvive my sd Wife yt. then ye sd Sir HEN: CHICHELEY shall returne all ye sd Estate wthout ye improvmt. unto me ye sd Capt. WM. BROCAS my heirs Executrs. Adminstrs. or assignes wthout any waste. In confirmacion whereof I ye sd Capt. WM. BROCAS have putt ye sd Sir HEN: CHICHELEY in peaceable possession of ye delivery of halfe a Crown piece in Silver wch: I have delivered & pd. this 21th daye of Nobr: Ano Dom 1632 In Witness whereof I ye sd Capt. WM. BROCAS have hearunto set my hand & seale ye daye & yeare above said
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye pr:sence of
      EDWIN CONAWAY, W. BROCAS
      JOHN ANDERTON the Seale
      A Schedule of ye Estate of Captt. WM. BROCAS Esqr. taken ye daye & yeare mentioned in ye Deed whereunto this is anexed In primis. Six Negroe men, foure Negroe women & foure Negro Children, one Horse & a Mare, Six coves & two yeare old heifer, foure yearlings heifers, foure Oxen to be broke, sixteen sheepe, seaven fetherbeds, 4: of them wth feather & farniture; one large Court Cubbard wth: drawers, one large round table, one other lesser Court Cubboard, foure iron potts, three iron kettles, three smaller kettles, one skillot, a parcell of pewter containinge between 20 & 30 lbs., one silver Tanker, one small silver Salte, one small silver gelt salt, one small trunke cabinett, one other cabinett of drawers, a p:cell of old stooles chaires, two carpets, seaven guns, two small tables, two chests, three trunkes, sume other small necessaryes as hoes & axes,
      JOHN BLAKE, ANDRIAN BENDRY, GEORGE HICKSON
      (On margin: Indorsed on ye back of ye Deede)
      These pr:sents testefye yt: ye wthin specified Capt. WM. BROCAS did signe seale & deliver this Deed unto Sir HENRY CHICHELEY, Knt., as alsoe did deliver unto ye sd Sir HENRY one halfe Crowne made of Silver Coyne in pte: of possession of ye wthin mentioned Estate, in pr:sence of me TOBY SMYTH one of ye Justices of ye peace for ye County of Lancaster Witness my hand ye day & yeare wthin specifyed
      TOBY SMYTH
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      LANCASTER COUNTY DEEDS & WILLS 1652-1657; Antient Press; Page 255
      Lancaster County Court 6th of February 1655/6
      - Whereas it did appeare to this Court. that the Estate of Capt. BROCAS deceased stands indebted to Capt. EDWARD STREATER in 1200 lbs. of tobacco & caske, it is ordered that the said Debt bee paid by Maier JOHN CARTER who marryed ye Relict of Capt. BROCAS, to JO: SHARPE, the Attourney of ye sd STREATER
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      1653-1656 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 3; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 230
      DENNIS CONIERS, 1,000 acs. Lancaster Co., 26 Feb. 1653, p. 6. 700 acs. On the N. side Pyanketanke Riv. from a marked oake which standeth on the S. E. side of a valley neer an old Indian Quarter beneath an upper tract of land of Mrs. Ellinor Brocas, extending S. E. along the river &c. 300 acs. towards the head of sd. river, adj. Mrs. Brocas & extending N. W. upon land of Abraham Moon & the great swamp. 700 acs. by former patent dated 18 Nov. 1653 & residue for trans. of 6 pers.*
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      1653-1656 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 3; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 245
      DENNIS CONNIERS, 700 acs. Lancaster Co., upon the N. side of Pyanketanke Riv., towards the head of same, 18 Nov. 1653, p. 35. 300 acs. thereof bounded upon the S. W. side with Pyanketanke Riv., on the S. E. & N. E. with the land of Mrs. Elia. Brocas, extending N. W. along land of Abraham Moon & upon the great swamp; said land being due for trans. of 6 pers; and 400 acs. bounded on the N. side with the land of Mrs. Elianor Brocas, on S. W. with the same &c. Due for trans. of 8 pers. The following names appear hereunder: John Seaden, John Thorpe, Henery Waldron, Charles Rawlins, Hugh Barres, Richard Woodsworth, Thomas Heashew, Francis Harrison, Mrs. Tabitha Brocas; Kate, Peeter, Grasheere, Dorothy, Xpher, Edward, Susan, Martha, Negroes; "by assignment from Capt. William Brocas. 150 acres unto the said Capt. Brocas viz. the 3 last and placed to Mrs. Elianor Brocas."
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      1653-1656 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 3; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 245
      MRS. ELIANOR BROCAS, 250 acs. Lancaster Co., upon the S. side of Rap- pa. Riv., 18 Nov. 1653, p. 35. Beg. at a S. E. cornet of another tract of her land, extending S. W. &c. thence along Pianketank Riv. &c. Trans. of 5 pers: Edward, Susan & Martha, Negroes, Robert Hill, William Narton
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      1653-1656 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 3; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 265
      MRS. ELNOR BROCAS, wife of Capt. Wm. Brocas, Esqr., 800 acs. Lancaster Co., 10 Oct. 1652, p. 130. Upon S. side & at the mouth of Rappa. Riv., bounded on E. S. E. with the main bay, Ely. & including Goates Island, upon the S. S. E. with Pyancke bay, & W. N. W. with Wading Cr. &c. Trans. of 16 pers: John Juce (or Ince), Abell Burleigh, Mary Cornish, Walter Read, George Sable, Anne Dubes, Wm. Walters, John Sneade, John Easton (altered), John Ridle, Robert Burwell, John Fookes, Peter Wood, Corn. Goverson, Nash Winly, Harman (no other name.)
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      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page330
      DENNIS CONIERS, 1178 acs. Lancaster Co., 4 Apr. 1656, p. 29, (46). 878 acs. on N. side of Pyanketanke Riv. running to land of Mrs. Elnor Brocas. 300 acs. upon N. side of sd. Riv., adj. sd. Brocas' & land of Abraham Moone & extending upon the great swamp. 1,000 acs. by patent dated 26 Feb. 1653 & 178 acs. for trans. of 4 pers.
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      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page378
      WILLIAM BUCHER (Butcher), 300 acs. Lancaster Co., 5 Mar. 1658, p. 220, (317). On the head of Peanketanke Riv. Beg. by the great swamp side near a place known by the name of the deep Landing, running to land of Abraham Moone & S. E. near land of Mrs. Elinor Brocas alias John Jackson's. 150 acs. granted to Charles Hill 6 Mar. 1655 & assigned unto Thomas Harwood, who assigned to sd. Bucher & residue for trans. of 3 pers. Ann Forrest, Elizabeth Forrest, Jno. Forrest. Renewed 29 Oct. 1662.

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