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

John Bell

Male Bef 1645 - 1670  (> 25 years)


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  • Name John Bell 
    Born Bef 1645 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Jul 1670  Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I74490  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2022 

    Father Virginia Bell 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F37558  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ID F37556  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Spence,   b. 1645, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1674, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years) 
    Married Bef 1669  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F38086  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 11
      BELL, JOHN, No date; 27 July 1670.
      My wife Mary Bell; friend Thomas Webb.
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      1668-1671 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 1; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 62a-63. Will of John Bell of the County of Westmoreland
      being sick of body, dated 5 Feb. 1669 [1670].
      My wife Mary Bell my executrix.
      Unto my well beloved wife Mary Bell my land which I now live on, but if Mary shall continue a widdow then to fall to the parrish after her decease.
      Unto my well beloved wife all my estate, only unto my well beloved friend Thomas Weeb one brown cow and one yearling heater and land to plant on so long as he shall live.
      John Bell
      Wit: Clemt. Pilman [Spilman in transcript], Richard Williamson.
      27 July 1670. Proved by the witnesses.
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      Last Will & Testament of John Bell
      In the name of God amen. I John Bell of the County of Westmoreland being sick & weak but in sound memory do make this to be my last will & Testament as followeth, I will all those debts and duties I owe wither in right or conscience to any manner of a person or persons be well and truly paid or ordained to be in convenience time after my decease by my Executrix hereafter named, that is my wife Mary Bell I order as my Executrix.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Mary Bell my land which I now live on to have and To hold the said land with all the appurtences thereunto belonging to her and her heirs forever but if the said Mary shall contain a widow there to fall to the heirs after her decease. I also give to my well beloved wife all my whole estate moveable and Immoveables, quick & Dead, only
      I give unto my well beloved friend Thomas Webb, one cow and Yearling, and land to lant In so long as he shall live,
      I further order my Well beloved wife to see this my last will and Testament, performed, and to this I subscribe. John Bell (Seal)
      TESTE: Clement Spillman, Richard Williamson
      July 27th 1670. This will was proved by the subscribed witnesses thereto and then recorded.
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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 7
      COLE, RICHARD, Parish of Appomattox; 4 November 1663; 27 April 1664.
      Widow Brooks; Nicholas Saxton; my goddau. Jane the wife of Richard Higden; Joice Arbell; Thomas Webb; the widow Brooks to be exx.
      Witnesses; John Brook and John Bell.
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      1658-1659 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 95a [D&W 1, pp. 61-62].
      20 Feb. 1657 [1658]. Richard Sturman atturney of John Camell assign over unto John Bell. All the right, title and interest that Camell hath to this land.
      Rich: Sturman
      Wit: Patrick Spence, Phill: Silvester.
      20 Feb. 1657 [1658]. Acknowledged by Rich: Sturman, atturney of John Camell.
      This pattent is recorded fo. 64 being Mr. Yeo his pattent.
      17 Feb. 1657 [1658]. John Camell doe make Richard Sturman my lawful atturney to acknowledge a sale of land which I have sold to William Robinson.
      John Camell
      Wit: Wm. Newberry.
      20 Feb. 1657 [1658]. Recorded.
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      1663-1668 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 1; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 284-85. 15 July 1665. John Lord of Westmoreland County, Gent., to John Bell of same. For a valuable consideration. 1200 acres ... westerly with a swamp that divideth this land and the land of Lord commonly called the middle swamp, northerly with the creeke, easterly with 100 acres known by the name of Mr. Tiirril's land and the beavereer dam swamp and up a branch and valley of the swamp nigh to the horse path ... to me granted by pattent 18 March 1662 [1663]
      John Lord
      Wit: William Horton, Richard Mums.
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      1674-1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 3; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 225. 25 Feb. 1674/5. Bond of Corderoy Ironmonger of Westmoreland County, planter, unto Mr. Pa: Spence and Mr. Jno: Foxhall of same. To convey one plantation formerly in the occupation of Jno: Bell and known by the name of Bell's plantation. Also one black mare formerly belonging to Bell and 22 head of hoggs. If Corderoy Ironmonger keepe harmless Mr. Jno. Foxhall and Mr. Pa. Spence, being the security of Ironmonger for the estate entered uppon record to the children of Abram Feild, Ironmonger being bound to pay the same as marrying the relict of Feild, then this obligation to be voyd.
      Corderoy Ironmonger
      Mary Ironmonger
      Wit: Malla: Peale, Bryan Hodgson.
      26 Feb. 1674/5. Acknowledged by Mr. Corderoy Ironmonger.

      === did he have a son John Jr.?
      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 24
      MILLER, JOHN, 3 April 1698; 27 April 1698.
      To Richard Cradunck one horse;
      to Philip Camose one horse;
      to Elizabeth Booth one horse;
      to John and Wantsford Arenton gun and powder horn;
      to Thomas Spillman carsey coat;
      to Elizabeth Colston a trunk;
      to John Bell shoes etc;
      to Frances Spillman 6 eels of linen

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