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

James Webb

Male Bef 1677 - 1717  (> 40 years)


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  • Name James Webb 
    Born Bef 1677 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jan 1717  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I74308  Tree1
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2022 

    Father Family Webb 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F12802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine Segar,   b. 5 Feb 1681, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1714, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married Bef 10 May 1697  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Webb,   b. 1705, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1771, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]  [Stepchild]
     2. James {addl records} Webb,   b. 1705, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1771, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     3. Catherine Webb,   b. Abt 1709, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Mercy Webb,   b. Abt 1711, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. John Webb,   b. Abt 1707, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1744, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F38012  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Pickett,   b. Bef 1686,   d. Aft 1729, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years) 
    Married Aft May 1714  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F38013  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 716 Will of James Webb of South Farnham Par., Essex Co. Dated 30 Nov. 1716. Probated 15 January 1716/17.
      In the Name of God Amen. The thirtyeth day of November Seaventeen hundred & sixteen. I James Webb of Southfarnham Parish in the County of Essex being sick & weak in body but of sound & perfect memory and understanding praise be given to God for the same & knowing the uncertainty of this life on earth and being desirous to settle things in order do make this my last will & Testamt. in manner & form following, that is to say.
      First & principally I comend my soul to Almighty God my Creator assuredly believing that I shall receive full pardon & free remission of my sins and be saved by the precious Death & merrits of my blessed Saviour & Redeemer Christ Jesus & my body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buryed in such decent & Christian manner as to my Exs. hereafter named shall be thought meet & convenient, and as touching such worldly estate as the Lord in mercy hath lent me my will & meaning is the same shall be enjoyed & bestowed as hereafter by this my will is expressed. And first I do revoke renounce frustrate and make void all wills by me formerly made and declare and appoint this to be my last will & testament.
      Item, I lend unto my loving wife Sarah during her naturale life my negro man called Jack my negro woman Bess and my negro girl Sukey and after her decease to be equally divided amongst my surviving children & their heirs forever.
      Item I give & bequeath unto my son John the plantation whereon I now live and all the land belonging to me that lies on the lower side of the main road, to him & the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten forever and for want of such issue to my son James and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever.
      Item I give & bequeath unto my sd. son John my horse called Fire wth. my saddle holsters sword & pistolls. Item I give & bequeath unto my son James the remaining part of my lands lying above the road to him & the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten forever and for want of such issue then to my sd son John & the heirs of his body forever.
      Item I give & bequeath unto my sd son John three negroes called Poll, Dick and Ealse to him and the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten & for want of such issue to be equally divided between the rest of my surviving children and their heirs forever.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my sd. son James three negroes called Minto, Sam & Sarah to him and the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten & for want of such issue to be equally divided between the rest of my surviving children & their heirs forever, and also one iron grey horse three years old next spring comonly called Dragon.
      Item I give & bequeath unto my daughter Catherine three negros called Charles, Billie & Winnie and the heirs on her body lawfully to be begotten & for want of such issue then the sd. three negros to be equally divided between the rest of my surviving children & their heirs forever.
      Item I give & bequeath unto my daughter Mercy three negroes called Peter Harvy & Jemmy & ye heirs on her body lawfully to be begotten & for want of such issue then the sd. three negroes to be equally divided between the rest of my surviving children & their heirs forever. And farther it is my will & desire that if it shall so happen that any of my aforesaid negros shall dye before my sd. son James shall arrive to the age of eighteen years that then the increase of the aforesaid negroes by me before given & bequeathed shall within the compass of the aforesaid time make good that loss to the party so loseing and also it is my will & desire that the increase of my negroes shall be equally divided between my four children the losses by dying till my sd. son James shall arrive at the age of eighteen years as aforesd. first being made good to the party so loseing any of their aforesd negroes within that time. And for the remaining part of my estate not yet given & disposed of I do give & bequeath the same (goods chattels & all moveables) to be equally divided between my loving wife Sarah and my sd. four children and their heirs forever which sd. division amongst my children my will & desire is shall not be made untill my sd. son John shall arrive to the age of eighteen & for want of such issue as aforesd. then to the survivors of my children and their heirs forever. And I doe make and ordain my sd. sons of lawful age when they respectively arrive to their severall ages of eighteen to possess & enjoy all & w'tsoever I have in this my will given them and their heirs as afores'd. But not to barter bargain or sell untill they arrive to the age of one & twenty. And lastly I do publish, nominate, constitute declare & appoint my beloved brother Isaac Webb wt'h my sd. sonns John & James Joynt Exrs. of this my will & testam't hereby im-powering my sd. brother to act & do w'tsoever he shall judge meet or convenient towards fulfilling this my will and to act & doe what farther he shall judge necessary towards the education & maintenance of my sd. children dureing their minoritys.
      In witness whereof I have hereunto interchangably sett my hand & seal to this my sd. will conteyning three sides of paper the day & year first above written.
      Sealed & Delivered James Webb [seal].
      in presence of
      Giles Webb
      his
      Jno X C Callicot
      mark
      P. Godfrey
      At a Court held for Essex County on Tuesday ye 15 day of January 1716.
      The within last will & testament of James Webb was proved by the oath of Isaac Webb one of the Exrs. therein named (the other Exors. being infants) and was also further proved by the oaths of John Colycote and Peter Godfrey two of the evidences thereto w'ch is ordered to be recorded.
      Test Tho. Henman D. C. Cur.
      Examined with ye original
      by W. Beverley Cl. Cur,
      A Copy Teste:
      H. Southworth Clerk.
      page 719. Bond. 15 January 1716/17. £500. Sterling. Isaac Webb as Exor of All of James Webb deceased.
      Wit: Signed Isaac Webb
      Ralph Gough Will Young
      Rec. 15 January 1716/17.
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      1716-1718 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 15, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 83-85. James Webb Inventory. 16 Feb 1716/17. Made in obediance to order of 15 Jan 1716 [1717] Total valuation £159.6.4-1/4.
      £159.6.4-1/4 inter five parts is for each £31.17.03 set apart for Sarah the widdow of James Webb her dower. [Items set apart are listed] Total valuation of slaves £213.19.0 [14 slaves], £213.19.0 inter three parts is for each. £71. 06.04 set appart for Sarah widow of James Webb her dower [three slaves listed].
      John Tarpley junr.
      John Vass
      John Evans.
      Signed by Isaac Webb
      16. July 1717 Returned.
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      1717-1722 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Settlements, No. 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page
      304. James Webb. Inventory. Total valuation £56.15.2. Signed by Ann (A) Webb.
      Vincent Godfrey Piles
      Wm. Smith
      Owin (0 0) Owin
      15 May 1722. Returned. [The first portion of this inventory is missing.]
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      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 28. James Webb. Additional inventory. Signed by Ann Webb.
      18 June 1723. Returned.
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      1699-1702 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 99
      Essex County Court 10th of November 1701
      - Its ordered that JAMES WEBB take into his care & keeping the Estate of HENRY GOARE deced and secure it untill some person be duely quallified by this Court and returne an inventory thereof to the next Court
      - Upon the mocon of JAMES BOUGHAN, late High Sheriff of this County, its ordered that JAMES WEBB in the presence of DANIEL DOBYNS & THOMAS MERIWETHER Gent deliver to the said BOUGHAN all the Accots. of the Clerkes Fees which HENRY GOARE his Sub Sheriff had in his Custody at the time of his decease and all other papers relating to FRANCIS MERIWETHER
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 212. 31 March 1709. In obedience to order of 10 March 1708/9 in an action of trespass brought by Fra. Meriwether against James Webb, we the jury sworne before Capt. Robert Coleman did on 28 March meet upon the land in difference and with Capt. Charles Smith, surveyor, laid out the plaintiff's lands according to the antient bounds and doe find the defendant a trespasser and do value damage at seven shillings and six pence sterling.
      Danll. Dobyns, foreman Wm. Mountague
      Will. Young Nicho. Smith Junr.
      Wm. Covington James Webb
      Jonathan Fisher Fran. Moore
      Win. Johnson Isaac Webb
      Jno, Games William Dunn
      === bondsman
      1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 479 Bond 22 Feb. 1715/16 £30. Sterl Richd Bush. as Guardian of Sarah Mitchell, an orphan.
      Wit: Signed Richard Bush
      John Boughan James Webb
      R Hickman John Michell
      Rec. 21 Feb. 1715/16

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