Erasmus Allen1671 - 1720 (48 years)
Name Erasmus Allen Birth 10 Sep 1671 Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Gender Male Death 16 Aug 1720 Essex County, Virginia - probate Person ID I68251 Tree1 Last Modified 26 Nov 2023
Father John Allen, b. Bef 1647 d. Aft 1681, Middlesex County, Virginia (Age > 36 years) Relationship natural Mother Barbara MNU Allen, b. Bef 1651 d. Aft 1681, Middlesex County, Virginia (Age > 32 years) Relationship natural Family ID F35717 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Dinah Waggoner, b. Abt 1675, Middlesex County, Virginia d. 17 Dec 1751, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - inventory (Age ~ 76 years) Marriage Abt 1691 South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Children 1. Erasmus Allen, b. Aft 1691, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia d. 18 Sep 1739, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia (Age < 46 years) [Father: natural] 2. John Allen, b. Aft 1691 d. 19 Dec 1750, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - inventory (Age < 57 years) [Father: natural] 3. Rachel Allen, b. Aft 1691, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia [Father: natural] 4. Benjamin Allen, b. Bef 1700, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia d. Aft 1720, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia (Age > 22 years) [Father: natural] 5. Joseph Allen, b. Bef 1700, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia d. Aft 1750, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia (Age > 52 years) [Father: natural] 6. Margaret Allen, b. Aft 1704, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia d. 10 Dec 1737, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia (Age < 31 years) [Father: natural] 7. Barbary Allen, b. Bef 1714, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia d. Aft 1752, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia (Age > 40 years) [Father: natural] Family ID F26544 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 26 Nov 2023
- Parish Register Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia, 1653 to 1812;
Erasmus son of John and Barbara Allin christnd Sept. 10th 1671.
1717-1722 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Settlements, No. 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 196.
The will of Erasmus Allen was dated 26 January 1719. In the name of God Amen I Erasmus Allen being Sick and week in body but of perfect mind & memory blessed to be God for it I do ordain this my Last Will & Testament in manner & form following first rendering my Soul unto almighty God my maker stedfastly hopeing & believeing that through the Merrits of Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ I shall receive full pardon and Remission of of [sic] all my Sins and body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buryed in such decent maner,
First I Give to bequeath unto my Son John Allen that peice of Land joyning to my Brother Wm Allen to him & his heirs for ever And the rest of my Land I Give to my Son Erasmus Allen & his heirs for ever only my wife shall have it dureing her life,
Secondly I Lend to my Loveing wife Dinah Allen my Three negroes & all the rest of my Estate during her Life and she shall pay all the Debts that is now due without any of my Children Estate or dismissing any of it, Thirdly I Give unto my Son John Allen my negro man named Guile & to his heirs for ever
Fourthly I Give unto my Son Erasmus Allen my negro Girl named Mill and to his heirs for Ever and if the negro Girl should have Children shall be distributed as followeth ye first to go to my Daughter Rachel Cheny The next to my Son Benjamin & ye next to my Son Joseph and the next to my Daughter Margreat & the next to my Daughter Dinah & the next to my daughter Barbary and the abovesd negro man & Girl Shall be due to my Two Sons John & Erasmus Allen after my wife decease and that the abovesd Negro’s Shall not be apaised [sic] with the rest of my Estate and my negro Woman Doll shall be Valued with the rest of my Estate and after my wifes decease to be equally divided between the rest of my Children Rachell Cheny & Margret Dinah Barbary & Benjamin & Joseph & if my wife Should marry my Children Shall be at Eage at Eighteen, I do make my wife & my Son John Allen Holy & Souly Executors makeing this my Last Will & Testamt. As Wtiness my hand & Seal this 26 day of January 1719” Signed Erasmus Allen. Wtinesses: Andrew his + mark Diar, Wm Allen. Presented in court 16 August 1720 by Dinah Allen and Jno Allen and proved by Andrew Dyar and Wm Allen. Recorded 16 August 1720.
1717-1722 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Settlements, No. 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page
213-16. Erasmus Allen. Inventory. 19 Sept, 1720. Made pursuant to order of 16 Aug, 1720. Appraisers sworn before Majr. Wm Daingerfield. Total valuation [£128.0.2] plus two Negroes not valued. Signed by. Dinah (D) Allen and John Allen, executors. David Scott
John (J) Gatewood
18 Oct. 1720. Returned.
On 17 October 1753, the Chancery Court of Essex County ruled in the case of Benjamin Allen against Thomas Burk in detinue. The jury found the following: that Erasmus Allen left a will dated 26 January 1719; that Erasmus was possessed of a Negro Mill; that Erasmus Allen to whom the Negro Girl Mill was devised died intestate without issue during the life of his mother, to whom the said Girl Mill was devised for life; that the Slave Voss is the second child the Slave Mill had after the death of Erasmus the testator; that there is a bond from John Allen, the eldest son of Erasmus the testator and eldest brother and heir at law to Erasmus Allen the intestate to Benjamin Allen bearing date 28 February 1742; that John died intestate during the life of Dinah Allen; that there is a writing from Dinah Allen to Benjamin Allen dated 7 November 1750; that Dinah Allen died before the bringing of this suit; that the Slave Voss was in her possession by the permission of the plaintiff [Benjamin Allen] until the time of her death; that Thomas Burk is now in possession of the Slave Voss and keeps him as Guardian to Thomas Allen [here there seems to be some confusion in the recording] the heir of John Allen the intestate. The justices deferred final judgement. [Essex County, Virginia, Order Book 19, pages 278-279.]
1680-1683 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 94
Northumberland County Court 15th of June 1681
- ERASMUS WHITHERS's Will proved
This day the Nuncupative Will of Mr. ERASMUS WHITHERS was proved in Court by the Oaths of WILLIAM JONES, GERVIS HEIFFERLEY and WILLIAM CHAPMAN WM. CHAPMAN's Deposition The Deposition of WILLIAM CHAPMAN about sixty yeares sworne and examined saith; that Mr. ERASMUS WHITHERS the one and twentyeth of November last did call GERVIS HEIFFERLEY and me unto him and he desired us for to take notice and said that he does not have long for this world and that he leaves and bequeaths unto his Wife, FRANCES, and Children all his whole Estate to be devided equally amongst them save only one black Mare of three yeares which he gave unto ERASMUS ALLEN to be delivered presently after my decease and also he gave unto his Son ERASMUS WHITHERS the gold seale ring to him and his heires for ever; and in case any of the six should die before the Estate should be devided it should be devided amongst the Survivours and also the said ERASMUS WHITHERS did renounce all former Wills made by him or caused to be made save only this, and that the said Mr. WHITHERS was then in his right sence and memory. Sworne before me PETER KNIGHT, December 29th 1680.
Memorandum: That this twenty first of November one thousand six hundred and eighty Mr. ERASMUS WHITHERS made an Orall Will or last Testament in the presence of WILLIAM CHAPMAN, GERVIS HEIFFERLEY in manner following; Mr. WHITHERS did give unto his beloved Wife, FRANCES, and his five Children all his the said ERASMUS's Estate reall and personall equally amongst them six to be devised save only a black Mare with her increase unto ERASMUS ALLEN for ever presently after his decease saying he was not long for this world and also he gave -unto his Sonne, ERASMUS WHITHERS, his gold seale ring unto him and his heires for ever and in case any of the said six should dye before before the said Estate was devided that it should be devided amongst the Survivours of them and at the tyme the said WITHERS did recall and renounce all former wills by him made or caused to be made and also was in his right sence and present memory. This was spoke in the presence of us.
And also in the hearing of Mr. WILLIAM JONES
1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 523. Will of John Waggner of Essex Co.
Dated 12 Feb. 1715/16. Prob. 15 May 1716.
To wife Rachell Waggner his plantation during life, then to son Benj. Waggner.
To wife 3 negroes, Doll, Martin and Jugg during life. Then Doll to "my Daughter Margarit Allen -wife of William Allen". Negro Martin to son Benjamin. The negro girl Jugg to son Saml Wagoner.
To "my son Harbert Waggoner one Cow being in full of his portion To sons Sam'll and Benjamin, beds and personal property.
To "my daughter Dinah Allen wife of Erasmus Allen one Cow".
Other bequests of personal property to children named above.
Bal, of Est. to wife, she exor.
Wit: Signed John Waggoner
Bond. 15 May 1716. £150. Sterl, Rachel Waggoner Extrx Est. Jno. Waggoner
Wit: Signed Rachel x Waggoner
Ralph Gough Wm. Winston
Rec. 15 May 1716.
1694-1695 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 209
Essex County Court 10th of September 1694
- THO: HUCKLESCOTT appeared and acknowledged a Deed of Sale of a parcell of land to ERASMUS ALLEN to be his real act & deed, ye same is ordered to be recorded
- Also MARY, Wife to ye abovenamed THOMAS HUCKLESCOTT, appeared and freely & voluntarily relinquished her right of Dower of in & to ye above menconed land sold by her Husband to ERASMUS ALLEN which is ordered to be recorded
ESSEX COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK ABSTRACTS 1699-1702 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio
p. 120, Essex County Court 11th of May 1702 - At a Court held for Essex County the 25th day of May 1702 Present Robt. Brooke Richd. Covington Gent. Justices Fra. Goldman Wm. Tomlin of the Peace Robt. Halsey acknowledged his Deed of Sale of a parcell of Land to Thomas Johnson which is ordered to be recorded Thomas Johnson acknowledged Deed of Sale of a parcell of Land to Henry Johnson which is ordered to be recorded At the request of Tho: Meriwether, High Sheriff of this County, ERASMUS ALLEN was admitted and sworne Under: Sheriff dureing the said High Sheriffs pleasure, having first taken the oaths appointed by Act of Parliamt. &c. & subscribed the Test and Associaon ERASMUS ALLENs Bond for his due Under Sheriff place was acknowledged and ordered to be recorded ERASMUS ALLEN acknowledged his Counter Bond to his Securityes for his Under. Sheriff place which is ordered to be recorded"
1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 402.
12 April 1711. Bond of Erasmus Allen as guardian of Mary Hucklescott. Unto Francis Meriwether of Essex County, Gent., in behalfe of the Court. For £200 sterling. Securities, John Parker and Thomas Wheeler.
Wit: Ja. Alderson, Robert Jones.
12 April 1711. Acknowledged.
1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 347. Lease and Release. Both dated 6 March 1714/15. John Chick of So. Farn. par. sells Erasmus Allen of same par., 100 acres in So. F. par., being part of 1563 acres formerly granted the said Chick by Mr. Edwin Thacker and to the said Thacker by Patent dated 20 of April 1687. Adj. land of Thomas Hucklecot, land of James Taylor, land of James Boughan, land of Andrew Dyer and land of John Gatewood.
Wit: Lease signed John x Cheeke
John Allen Sinor x Cheeke
Jane x Richason
1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 554. Bond. 16 May 1716. £10. Storl. Jane Oliver as Guardian of Elizabeth Brown an orphan.
Zach Lewis. Signed Jane x Oliver
Rec. 16 May 1716.
- Parish Register Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia, 1653 to 1812;
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