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

Erasmus Allen

Male 1671 - 1720  (48 years)


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  • Name Erasmus Allen 
    Born 10 Sep 1671  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Aug 1720  Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I68251  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father John Allen,   b. Bef 1647,   d. Aft 1681, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Barbara MNU Allen,   b. Bef 1651,   d. Aft 1681, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F35717  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dinah Waggoner,   b. Abt 1675, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1751, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1691  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Erasmus Allen,   b. Aft 1691, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1739, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 46 years)  [natural]
     2. John Allen,   b. Aft 1691,   d. 19 Dec 1750, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 57 years)  [natural]
     3. Rachel Allen,   b. Aft 1691, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Benjamin Allen,   b. Bef 1700, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1720, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)  [natural]
     5. Joseph Allen,   b. Bef 1700, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years)  [natural]
     6. Margaret Allen,   b. Aft 1704, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1737, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 31 years)  [natural]
     7. Barbary Allen,   b. Bef 1714, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1752, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F26544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Parish Register Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia, 1653 to 1812;
      Erasmus son of John and Barbara Allin christnd Sept. 10th 1671.
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      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.
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      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
      James Griffing
      John Haile
      18 Oct. 1720. Returned.
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      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.]
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      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.
      WILLIAM CHAPMAN
      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
      GERVASE HEIFFERLEY
      WILLIAM JONES
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      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
      Wm Daingerfield
      Peter Byrom
      Bond. 15 May 1716. £150. Sterl, Rachel Waggoner Extrx Est. Jno. Waggoner
      Wit: Signed Rachel x Waggoner
      Ralph Gough Wm. Winston
      Erasmus Allen
      Rec. 15 May 1716.
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      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
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      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"
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      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.
      Erasmus Allen
      John Parker
      Tho, Wheeler
      Wit: Ja. Alderson, Robert Jones.
      12 April 1711. Acknowledged.
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      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
      Herbert Wagoner
      Jane x Richason
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      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.
      Wit:
      Zach Lewis. Signed Jane x Oliver
      Erass Allen
      (Erasmus Allen;
      Rec. 16 May 1716.

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