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

Eleanor Bezam

Female Bef 1699 - Aft 1729  (> 31 years)


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  • Name Eleanor Bezam 
    Born Bef 1699 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft Jul 1729  Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I83278  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Family Henry Calfee,   b. Bef 1695,   d. 2 May 1729, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years) 
    Married Bef 1715  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Calfee,   b. 1715,   d. Bef 30 Mar 1786, Shenandoah County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 71 years)  [natural]
     2. Judith Calfee,   b. Abt 1718, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1781, Shenandoah County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)  [natural]
     3. Martha Calfee,   b. Abt 1720  [natural]
     4. Elizabeth Calfee,   b. Abt 1722  [natural]
     5. Francis Calfee,   b. Abt 1724  [natural]
     6. William Calfee,   b. Abt 1726  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F40962  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • the surname Bezam is not found in either Richmond, Northumberland or Lancaster county va
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      1726-1729 King George County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 353-355
      Indenture 28th/29th June 1726 between HENRY CALFEE of King George
      County and JOHN MOREHEAD of same .. by Lease and Release .. sold 200 acres for 1,330 pounds of Tobacco being part of land surveyed for HENRY CALFEE by JOHN COPPEDGE in April 1723 .. by the Road ..
      Presence Peter Ker, John Calfee Henry x Calfee
      1st July 1726 .. Deeds of Lease and Release acknowledged and recorded .. and WILLIAM STROTHER Gent. by Virtue of a Power of Attorney from ELEANOR the wife of HENRY CALFEE .. duly proved in Court by the oaths of MICHAL MELDRUM and WILLIAM HACKNEY relinquished her right of dower ..
      To all Christion People ..I ELEANOR CALFEE wife of HENRY CALFEE of King George County .. Whereas my Loving husband sold unto JOHN MOREHEAD 200 acres .. Now know ye that I .. have made Capt. WILLIAM STROTHER my true and lawful Attorney .. 20th June 1726.
      Presence Mich. x Mildrum, Eleanor x Calfee
      William Hackney
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      1726-1729 King George County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 501
      Indenture 18th April 1728 between WILLIAM THORNTON and HENRY CALFEE for yearly rent .. 200 acres on uper side of great marsh it being remainder of THORNTONS tract above what is leased to WM. HACKNEY & also one other tract containing 50 acres if he the sd CALFEE shall ever think fitt to make use of it .. THORNTON doth oblige himself to build as soon as conveniently he can next winter one dwelling house twenty foot long sixteen foot wide & to cause to form at least 10,000 corn hills under a good substantial form together with all other rights .. to hold during natural lives of HENRY CALFEE his wife ELENOR CALFEE & his son JOHN and no longer .. paying yearly between 1st of November & 25th December at sd THORNTONS Dwelling house for the first two years five Swine Shoats of 3 month old at least well grown in a thriving condition & clear of Scabs and mange to be gilt or Spaid & well of the same & for next five years to pay ten of the like Shoats and so for every year after fifteen of the like Shoats and likewise pay the yearly Quitrents for the sd 250 acres .. when lease shall become void .. plantation to be left tenantable ..
      Presence Max: Robinson, William Thornton
      Robt. Stuart Henry x Calfee
      3rd May 1728 .. Deed of Lease recorded.
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      1721-1752 King George County, Virginia Will Book A-1; [George Harrison Sanford King]; Page 79-80
      WILL OF HENRY CALFEE
      In the Name of God Amen, the 6th Day of December One thousand Seven hundred and Twenty Eight and in the Second year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France & Ireland, King defender of the faith - I Henry Calfee of King George County & Colony of Virginia & Parish of Hanover being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory calling to mind the uncertainty of this Transitory life ... do make this my Last Will & Testament ... hereby revoking all former will and Testament by me made.
      Imprimis: I do give grant and bequeath to Mr. John Hudnall, Sen: of Northumberland County a certain tract and parcel of land lying and being in King George County where I now live containing four hundred and ninty six acres of land to him and his heirs or assigns forever.
      Item: I give grant and bequeath to my loving son John Calfee a young horse that I now have and a gun directly after my death.
      Item: I give grant and beqrath to my loving wife Eleanor & all the rest of my children (Viz.) John, Judeth, Marthe, Betty, Frank and William Calfee the rest of my estate to be equally divided amongst them and my loving friend William Hackney my Executor and my loving wife Executrix to my children till such time as they shall attain unto the full age of Twenty one years - the boys and the girls to the age of Eighteen.
      Signed Sealed and Delivered In Presents of His *******
      Archbald Hodges Joseph Hudnall John Morehead Henry Calfee *Seale*
      Sign Seale *******
      At a Court held for King George County the 2. Day of May Anno Dom: 1729.
      The last Will & Testament of Henry Calfee, Deceased, was presented into Court by Wm Hackney and the same was proved by the oaths of Jos Hudnall and John Morehead evidences thereto and admitted to
      record.
      Copa. Test
      T: Turner Cl: Cur:

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