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

Nicholas Hill

Male Bef 1617 - 1675  (> 58 years)

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  • Name Nicholas Hill 
    Birth Bef 1617 
    Gender Male 
    Death 20 Oct 1675  Isle of Wight County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I60580  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Family Silvester Bennett,   b. 25 Oct 1630, Parish of St. Olave, Hart Street, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Jan 1707, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F32895  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
    • The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 13, No. 2 (Apr., 1933), Page 117-130

      Silvester Bennett, b. Oct. 25, 1630, died 1706 in Isle of Wight County, Va., married Lt. Col. Nicholas Hill. He and his wife Sylvester, September 30, 1644, received a patent of 750 acres in Isle of Wight, "Being the moiety of 1500 acres of land appurtaining unto the said Sylvester and her sister, who were daughters and coheirs of Mr. Edward Bennett, deceased, by the riverside in a valley called the Rock." (W & M Q 7, P. 298)

      Nicholas Hill was first Major and then Lt. Col. of Isle of Wight Militia. He represented the County in the House of Burgesses, September 1663 and October 1666 (W&MQ 7, P. 314). He made his will the 19th of April 1675 and same was probated 20th October 1675. (W&MQ 7, P. 238). Silvester Bennett Hill lived until 1706 and made her will 20th of October that year. Same was probated 9th January 1707 (W&M 7 P. 255). She mentioned none of her own descendants in her will. She deeded her life interest in her husband's plantation "a little above Lawn Creek" in 1695 to Lewis Burwell of Lawn Creek (W&M. 7, P. 250). This probably came to them.

      Will of Thomas Harris 1672- Isle of Wight County Virginia

      Transcribed by Vance C. Harris

      In the name of God Amen the one and thirtieth day of March in the yeare of our Lord God 1672 I Thomas Harris, being of whole mind, And in good and pfect remembrance land and praise be unto Almightie God, make and ordaine this my last will in manner and forme folloneinge that is to say. First I comend my soule unto Almightie God, my maker and redeemer and my body to the Earth to be decently buried, And as for my worldly estate which God hath blest me with. I dispose of as followeth:

      Inp'mis for the land which I now live uppon It is my will and desire that the same shalle equallie dividid betweene my two sonnes John and Thomas Harris and both of them to live uppon it;

      Item for my land which I have att the Indian Towne, which is in quantitie two hundred and sixtie Acres which doth propirlie belonge to me, I give and bequeath the said land to my sonne Thomas, and his heirs forever;

      Item for my land being in Corotoman in the county of Lanckaster, being seaven hundred Acres, I bequeath unto my Eldest Sonne John Harris and to his heirs forever;

      Item It is my will that if either of my sonnes should happen to dye and have no yssue then the survivinge sonne to Enjoy all my lands herein mentuined. And pylis to belonge to him and his heires forever. But if my sonne John should happen to marry and have children then what lande I have herein this my will bequeathed unto him shall of right belong to him and his heires Lawfully begotten;

      Item it is my will that my loveing wife Alice Harris shall live on the plantation I am now seated on duringe her naturall life. And not to be any waie disturbed or molested by my sonnes as aforesaid, and to have her due part of all other, my lands herein bequeathed duringe her life;

      Item it is my will that an Iron Grey Mare and a brown bay dark [phillee?] about the age of two years old in June next shall both they and all theire increase for a joint stock for use and binifitt of my children;

      Item I give and bequieth unto Mary Harris my daughter if she live to be married to be delivered her on her wedding day one silver tankard, a feather bed with furniture, one brass Kettle, of sixteene gallions, three pewter dishes three plates, six spoones, a cowe and calfe, and two heifferes;

      Item I will and ordaine my loveing wife Alice Harris to be whole executrix of this my last will and testament and have all the rest of my estate which I am now possessed with all her absolute dispose, trusting in her care and goodness for the allowing of the rest of my children not mentioned in this my will a share and proportion of my estate;

      Item I requeste and desire my loveinge friends Major Nicholas Hill and John Jennings to be overseers to see this my last will and testament performed, revokeing all other wills whatsoever formerlie by me made to the confirmation of each. I hereunto sett my hand and seale, the day and yeare above written.

      Tho Harris/siggitt

      Sealed and delivered in p'sence of
      Frances Hobbs
      Lewis Rogers

      This will is proved by the oaths of Capt Ffrances Hobbs and Lewis Rogers in open court held for the Isle of Wight County this tenth day of June 1672 and then recorded
      John Jennings Cir:Cur
      1674-1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 3; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 248-248a. Will of Richard Hill of the County of Westmoreland in the parish of Washington, dated 26 Nov. 1675.
      Unto my dearely beloved wife all my estate, lands, cattle and other things, dureing her life. Uppon her death bedd shee may disspose of any small leagisesse shee will.
      My wife Mary Hill bee executrix.
      In case shee should alter her life by marrage then shee is to have that third of the estate, her wareing apparrell and her chamber furnished. The residue of the estate unto my loveing kinsman Mr. Richard Hill sonn to Magr. Nicholas Hill lately deceased of the Isle of Wight County. In case my wife should depart this life dureing the time of her widdowhood then all my estate to Richard Hill.
      Unto Elizabeth Frissill the daughter of John Frissill one feather bedd with rugg and bolster and two hefferrs with calfe at the day of her marrage or age of one and twenty yeares old.
      My loveing freind Lt.Collo. John Washington and Mr. Warmwicke Camacke to bee my overseers.
      Richard Hill
      Wit: Thomas Hindmars, William Search.
      1637-1643 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 1, Part 2; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 77
      NICHOLAS HILL, 100 acs. Eliz. Citty Co., 25 Nov. 1637, p. 506. E. upon the broad Cr., S. upon a br. of same tuning bet. land of sd. Hill & Thomas Watts, W. into the woods, & N. towards the head of sd. Cr. upon land of Capt. Purifye. Due for his own per. adv. & trans. of a servt. called John Coffin (or Scoffin.)
      1662-1666 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 444
      MAJOR NICHOLAS HILL & SILVESTER, his wife, 750 acs. in the Up. Par. of Is. of Wight Co., 30 Sept. 1664, p. 153, (27). Being the moiety of 1500 acs. appertayning unto the sd. Silvester & her sister, who were daughters and Coheires to Mr. Edward Bennett, decd. Beg. upon the top of a bank of James Riv. &c. & running to place called the Rocks. Part of devdt. of 1500 acs. granted to Richard Bennett, Esqr., assigned to Major Nicholas Hill as property belonging to Mary Bland & sd. Silvester, as by deed of partition dated 8 Apr. 1663 between Tho. Bland, Esqr. Atty of Thomas Bland & Mary, his wife, & Major Nicholas Hill & Silvester, his wife.
      1666-1679 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 19
      COLL. JOHN WALKER,; 900 acs. E side of Rappa. Co., 27 Sep 1667, p. 65. Nere land of Jasper Griffin, to cor of Mathew Barrett's land, &c. Trans of 18 persons: John Russell, Robert Sutton, Rich Wharton, Tho Roe, Wm Vaughan, Henry Butcher, Wm Davies, George Hunt, Edward Turner, Richard Harding, Walter Smith, Jno Hatton, Tho. Dutton, James Hide, Francis White, Nich. Hill.
      1666-1679 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 49
      JNO. TAYLOR, 699 acs., 26 June 1666, p. 190. 450 acs. runing up a Sw. of Wiccocomico & adj. his own land; 249 acs; runing up a Sw. & adj. Rick Iliff (?) {sic Ayliffe}. Trans. of 14 pers: Phill Snead, Robt. Hunt, Ed. Turner, Rich. Harding, Water or Waler), Smith, Jno. Haddon, James Hide, Francis White, Nich. Hill, Geo. Lead, Robt. Bear, Mary Brett, Wm. Clarke, Jno. Sop (?).

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