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

Charles Egerton

Male Bef 1624 - 1669  (> 45 years)

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  • Name Charles Egerton 
    Birth Bef 1624 
    Gender Male 
    Death 15 Jun 1669  Lower Norfolk County, Virginia - Proved Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I60492  Tree1
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2023 

    Family ID F32853  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

     1. Charles Egerton,   b. Bef 1644, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Apr 1699, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 55 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F7497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2023 

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      June 15 1669 charles edgerton Norfolk LNCW29

      Book E f. 51. dated 27 April 1669. proved 15 June 1669.
      unto Ann Snalye-wch. now goeth by the name of Ann Bennett, to her foure children that is to say george, and Edward and Elizabeth and Mary my land . . . when they come to age
      James Wishart & John Griffin Exors
      witnesses: George Write. John Borland.
      Charles Edgerton & Seale.

      CHARLES EGERTON, whose will was dated 27 Jan. 1669 and proved 15 June 1669 in Lower Norfolk County (now recorded at Portsmouth), Virginia, was, according to tradition, the father of Charles Egerton, founder of the Egerton family of Maryland (Virginia Magazine, XXXI, 348). The senior Egerton is mentioned in Virginia records as follows:

      1662 June 14__Inventory of the estate of Captain Francis Emperor, taken this date, lists among certain bills the name of Charles Egerton, 340 pounds of tobacco” (Lower Norfolk Antiquary, IV, 84).
      1664 June 14 Charles Egerton, 200 acres in Lynnhaven Parish in Lower County of New Norfolk: 150 acres at a small creek on west side of John Holmes’ house, running up the creek south-west, etc.; 50 acres being three small hummocks joined together by small ostums [?] upon Hog Island in little creek in Lynnhaven. Granted to Samuel Mayson 18th Feb. 1653, by him sold to Thomas Bridge who sold to Egerton. (Cavaliers and Pioneers, by Nell Marian Nugent, I, 518).
      1667 Nov 20. Charles Egerton in County of Lower Norfolk in Virginia give unto Anne Bennett’s two sons, George and Edward, my plantation which I live upon cows between the boys and their sister Elizabeth so that their mother, when she cometh into the County again, may have a living out of the land and stock if Thomas Bennett will come out of the Bay and live with them, he may. I will not hinder nor molest him. (Norfolk County Clerk’s Office, Book E, 32; Virginia Magazine, XXXI, 347.)
      NOTE: Mrs. Ann Bennett was the daughter of Henry Snaile. She married Thomas Bennett of Lower Norfolk County, Va. And St. Mary’s County, Md. Her daughter Mary Bennett married (1) Thomas Ewell, (2) Maximilian Boush, (3) Rev. Jonathan Saunders (died ante 1700), rector of Lynnhaven Parish in 1695, whose daughter Mary Saunders (died 1762) married in 1719 Cornelius Calvert.

      1669 April 27 The will of Charles Egerton, proved 15 June 1669, mentions Anne Snayle "which now goeth by the name Anne Bennett, to her four children, that is to say: George, Edward, Elizabeth and Mary—my lands when they come of age. (Norfolk County, Va., Clerk’s Office, Book E, 51; Virginia Magazine, XXXI, 347). The Inventory of Estate, 11 May 1670, includes one Bible valued at 30 lbs. tobacco, five printed books (at 10 lbs. Each) valued at 50 lbs. Tobacco (Lower Norfolk County Antiquary, I, 106).
      POST MORTEM NOTE: 1688---Whereas one Charles Egerton, Desct., late of this County gave and bequeathed unto Anne Benitt: George, Elizabeth and Mary or to such of them as shall live to come to age, all Land to bee equally Divided and whereas George and Edward died in their Minority, Soe that Elizabeth and Mary beinge the onely Surviving Children of said Anne Benett and being of Competent and Lawful age and being married, Elizabeth the Elder to Henry Collins and Mary the Younger to Thomas Ewell, Doe make Division and Partition Sixty acres old Fields and Seared ground portion of Elizabeth all woodlands remaining part one hundred and four acres is the Shair part and proportion of Mary the younger Daughter now wife of Thomas Ewell…ye forth yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereign Lord King James ye Second…”
      Signed: Henry Collins (seal), Elizabeth Collins (seal), Thomas Ewell (seal), Mary Ewell (seal), (Norfolk Co., Lib. 5, fol. 74)
      1662-1666 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 518
      CHARLES EDGERTON, 200 acs. in Linhaven parish in Low. Co. of New Norf., 14 June 1664, p. 382, (427). 150 acs. at a small cr. on Wwd. side of Jno. Holmes' house, running up the cr. S.S.W. joyning land of Giles Collins, then E.S.E. &c. 50 acs. being 3 small hammocks joyned together by small arras (?) upon Hog Island in little cr. in Lynhaven. Granted to Lemll. Mayson 18 Feb. 1653, by him sold to Tho. Bridge, who sold to Edgerton.

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