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

William Hudson

Male Bef 1680 - 1761  (> 81 years)


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  • Name William Hudson 
    Born Bef 1680  Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1761  Northampton County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I83306  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Thomas Hudson,   b. 1640, New Poquoson Creek, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1679, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Fauntleroy,   b. 24 Nov 1641, Parish of Headley, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1679, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1660  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14924  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Judith Billington,   b. Aft 1685, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 14 Apr 1759, Northampton County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 72 years) 
    Married Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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      Contributed by mary pazur
      Proof of the marriage of DANIEL I DOBYNS to ELIZABETH BILLINGTON is found in an Essex Co. Va. deed dated 14 July 1737 by which GRIFFIN2 DOBYNS of Essex Co. Va. sold to ABRAHAM MONTAGUE 120 acres of land in the lower part of Essex Co. being one half of a dividend of 240 acre divided by AUGUSTINE SMITH between DANIEL DOBBINS (father of the said GRIFFIN) and WILLIAM HUDSON, the said land coming to them by their intermarriage with ELIZABETH and JUDITH, daughters of JOHN BILLINGTON of this county, deceased. (fn 79) 79. Essex Co. Va. DB 20 (1733-1734) p 159
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F40971  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Gloria J. Tune

      Transcription 28 September 2012 by Gloria J. Tune
      14 April 1759
      Will of William Hudson
      Photocopy on file from https://familysearch.org

      North Carolina, Probate Records, 1735-1970
      Northampton Wills, 1741-1787, Vol. 01, pages 55-56 (images 43-44)
      Written 14 April 1759; Recorded August Court 1761

      In the name of God amen. I William Hudson of Northampton County in the Province of North Carolina being sick & weak, tho in perfect mind & memory, do make this my last will & testament in manner & form following.

      First - I give my soul to God who gave the same & my body to be buried at the discretion of my Executors; and as touching such worldly estate as God in this world has bestowed upon me I give & bequeath in manner & form following.

      Item - I give & bequeath to my son Nicholas & to his heirs & assigns forever one negro wench named Hanah & a negro boy Hanah's son named James.

      Item - I give & bequeath to my son Thomas & to his heirs & assigns forever one negro girl name Frank.

      Item - I give & bequeath unto my daughter Anne Taylor & to her heirs forever one negro fellow named Plymouth.

      Item - I give & bequeath unto my daughter Hanah Robinson and to her heirs forever one negro wench named Nan(?).

      Item - I give & bequeath unto my daughter Susanah Chappel and to her heirs forever one negro girl named Strawberry.

      Item - I give & bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Yarborough and to her heirs & assigns forever one negro girl named Sarah.

      Item - I give & bequeath unto my daughter Rebeca Farguson & to her heirs forever one negro boy name Isaac.

      Item - I give & bequeath unto my son Wm. Hudson & to his heirs & assigns forever all the remaining part of my estate both real & personal. And I do appoint my son William Hudson my whole & sole Executor of this my last will & testament as witness my hand & seal this fourteenth day of April in the year of our Lord 1759.

      Signed sealed delivered & Wm. Hudson...his seal
      pronounced in the prescence of us Northampton County
      Wm. W. Arant, Joseph Arant August Court 1761

      The within written will of William Hudson decd was exhibited into open court & proven on the oath of Joseph Arant one of the subscribing witnesses thereto at the same time Wm. Hudson was qualified Executor thereof which in motion was ordered to be certified & recorded.
      Teste J. Edwards, Clerk

      ===
      James Hughes 2005-09-22 19:24:50
      Will of Thomas Hines, 1699 - Essex Co. VA
      dated 16 7ber 1699, proved 10 Nov 1699
      Essex County VA Deeds & Wills 1699-1701 Bk 10, pp 16-17.

      IN YE NAME OF GOD Amen I Thomas Hines of Essex County being sicke and weake in body but of perfict sence and memory thankes be to God doe make this my last Will and Testament in manner as follows.
      Imprimi: I bequeath my Soule to Almighty God who gave itt mee in sure and certaine hopes of salvation through ye merritts of my blesssed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ and my body to ye Earth to be buried in such Christian like manner as my Deare Wife shall see fitt. Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son, Thomas Hines one hundred and fifty acres of land dureing ye terme of his naturall life and after his decease I doe will and bequeath ye sd hundred and fifty acres of land to be equally divided betweene my two Sons, Henry and John Hines to them and theire heires forever ye sd land lying on ye West side of White Marsh from my dweling house.
      Item. I give unto my Sone, Thomas Hines, one man Servant five yeares to serve and one feather bed and furniture, two Milch cows and calves, one young mare that came of my Sorrell Mare last and one gray Ston Horse about three years old, one iron pott, one pewter dish, two Milke trayes and halfe dozen spoons, my sword and pistall and all my Coopers tools.
      Item. I give & bequeath unto my Son, Thomas Hines two breeding sows, two barrows of two yeares old and all my wearing cloathes all ye above sd (except ye Land) I give unto my sd Thomas Hines to him and his heires forever. Item. It is my will and desire that my said Son, Thomas Hines, doe stay with my Wife and assist to finish this present cropp and when so don I do will and appoint unto my sd Son, Thomas Hines, one equal share of ye sd Cropp both Indian Corne and tobacco.
      Item. I give unto my Son, Thomas, one large new chest and doe hereby make him my said Son Thomas of full age.
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my two sons, Henry Hines and John Hines, all that parcell of land I now dwell on to be equally divided betweene them and their heires for ever. After my Wifes decease, I doe give and bequeath all ye rest of my Estate, cattle, horses, mares, sheep, hoggs and all my household goods to be equally divided betweene my dear Wife, Hannah Hines, and my Five Children begotten of her to them and their heirs fore ever.
      Item. I doe appoint my dearely and well beloved Wife, Hannah, to be my whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament.
      Item. I nominate and appoynt my two good friends, Daniel Dobyns and Mr. Daniel Whitehorne to be my feoffees in Trust of ye same.
      In Wittness hereof I have put my hand and fixed my seale this 16th: day of 7ber: 1699.
      Test. Daniel Dobyns
      Wm. (W) Hudson
      Thomas (H) Hines
      Thomas Beatson
      Proved by ye oathes of ye Wittnesses hereto in Essex County Court ye 10th day of November 1699 and truely recorded. Test Francis Meriwether, Cl Cur p. 17. KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we Hannah Hines, Henry Pickett, Henry Woodnett of ye County of Essex are firmly bound unto his Majties. Justices of ye peace for ye said County of Essex in ye sum of Forty thousand Pounds of tobacco and caske we bind ourselves this 10th day of 9:ber Anno Dom: 1699.
      The Condition of this obligation is that if Hannah Hines who at Court held for Essex County ye day and yeare abovesd: obtained a Probate of ye last Will of Thomas Hines deced, shall at all times hereafter fulfill ye sd: Will and satisfie all such Legatees as therein are expressed and do whatsoever ye Law enjoynes in such cases then ye above obligation to be void otherwise to remaine of full force.
      Signed sealed and delivered in presents of us
      Phill: Parr
      Hannah (H) Hines
      Robt. Coleman
      Henry (H) Picket

      Henry (R) Woodnut
      Truely recorded Test Francis Meriwether, Cl Cur
      Submitted by Barbara Good
      ===
      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; 95-99
      THIS INDENTURE made the 9th : 10th day of July 1722 Between WM. HUDSON & JUDAH HUDSON his Wife of Parish of South farnham in County of Essex Planter of one part & JOHN MOODY of the Parish & County aforesaid Gentleman Witnesseth that Whereas the said Wm. Hudson & Judah Hudson by Indenture bearing date the day before did grant unto the said John Moody his heirs a certain tract of land which said Wm. Hudson has a plott for: Begining at the Letter H in the Plott being an old corner and a red & white oak markt by it runing thence South crossing a branch of the York a stake marked by a red oak by a valley side thence North to the line G & D in the plott crossing the MAIN ROAD lying & being on the South side of Rappahannock River in Essex County NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that said Wm. Hudson & Judah Hudson doth grant unto said John Moody his heirs forever 120 acres
      In presence of JOHN VASS Wm. Hudson
      RACHELL VASS Judah Hudson
      At a Court held for Essex County 18th day of September 1722
      Wm Hudson and Judah his Wife (the said Judah being first privily examined by CAPT THOMAS WAREING) acknowledged their Lease & Release of land to John Moody which is admitted to record
      KNOW ALL MEN that I WilIm Hudson & Judah Hudson of South farnhma Parish in County of Essex Planter am Bound unto John Moody of said Parish & County in the penal sum of Eighty pounds sterling money this 9th day of July 1722.
      THE CONDITION of this Obligation is such that whereas Wm. Hudson & Judah Hudson hath bargained & sold unto John Moody land in County of Essex the said Wm. Hudson & Judah Hudson shall at all times observe all & singular the Covenants contained recited in said Deed then this Obligation to be voyd or remain in full force.
      In Presence of JOHN VASS, Wm. Hudson
      RACHELL VASS Judah Hudson
      At a Court held for Essex County 18th day of Septr 1722
      This Bond admitted to record
      ===
      1733-1735 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 20, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 159-162
      THIS INDENTURE made the 14th day and Fifteenth day of July 1734 Between GRIFFIN DOBBINS of the County of Essex of one part and ABRAHAM MONTAGUE of same County Witnesseth that the sd Griffin Dobbins for sum of Thirty pounds of lawfull money of Virga. hath confirmed unto ye sd Abraham Mountague his heirs forever one hundred and twenty acres of land being in the lower part of Essex County being one half of a devedent of Two hundred and forty acres divided by AUGT. SMITH Between DANIEL DOBBINS (Father to the sd Griffin Dobbins) and WM. HUDSON the sd land came to them the sd Daniel Dobbins and William Hudson by their intermariage with ELIZABETH and JUDITH Daughters of one JOHN BILLINGTON of this County decd and bounded beginning at a stake by a marked red oak by a Valley side, thence North East to the line on that side of the plott, thence to a decayed Chesnut by the fork of a branch, thence South to the beginning stake & red oak where it first begun, is now in the peaceable possession of Abraham Mountague by Indenture of Bargain & Sale and the
      Statute for transferring uses into possession .
      In presence of us JAMES MEDLEY, Griffin Dobyns
      JAMES PRISNELL
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa on the XVIth day of July MDCCXXXIV
      Griffin Dobyns acknowledged this his Lease and Release which on the motion of the sd Abraham is recorded
      ===
      1738-1742 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 22; [Antient Press]; Page 56-58
      THIS INDENTURE made the Sixteenth day of July in the year one thousand seven hundred and thirty nine Betweeen RACHEL JORDAIN and WILLIAM HUTSON of CAROLINE COUNTY of one part and THOMAS MEADOR of County of Essex and Southfarnham Parrish of other part Witnesseth that said RACHEL JORDAIN and WILLIAM HUTSON in consideration of the sum of Five thousand pounds of good merchantable Tobacco and Twenty six shillings Currt. money of Virg& to them paid hath granted unto him the said THOMAS MEADOR his heirs or assignes for ever all the Estate whatsoever which is or shall hereafter become due to the said RACHEL JORDAIN and
      WILLIAM HUTSON to a certain Divident of Land in the County of Essex and Southfarnham Parish containing one hundred and five acres being part of a tract of land of fifteen hundred and sixty three acres granted by Pattent to Mr. EDWIN THACKER deced the 20th day of April 1687 which said one hundred & five acres of land being formerly purchased by JOHN MEADOR of the sd EDWIN THACKER as by a Deed to him thereof made dated the Seventh day of August One thousand Six hundred & Eighty Nine may appear and bounded Beginning at a Corner Hickory in the line formerly JOHN MEADORs and running thence South by West to a red oak standing by the ROAD side leading to the CHURCH from thence South West to a Corner Hickory on a Levell thence North by East to a Corner white oak standing on a hill side in the sd MEADORs line thence along the sd MEADORs line to the beginning, with all houses & hereditaments to the same belonging To Have and To Hold the said land unto the said THOMAS MEADOR his heirs and assigns. In Witness they the said RACHEL JORDAIN & WILLIAM HUTSON have set their hands and seals in presence of THOMAS MEADOR JUNER, RACHEL JORDEN
      JOHN MEADOR JUNR., ELIZA. MEADOR W. HUTSON
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. the XVIlth day of July 1739
      RACHEL JORDAN and WILLIAM HUDSON acknowledged this their Deed to THOMAS MEADOR which is admitted to record
      Memorandum that on the Sixteenth day of July One thousand seven hundred thirty nine possession and seisin was deliver'd by the within RACHEL JORDAIN and WILLIAM HUTSON to THOMAS MEADOR in the presence of us THOMAS MEADOR JUNR.
      JOHN MEADOR JR. ELIZA MEADOR Acknowledged in Essex County Court the XVIIth day of July 1739 and ordered to be recorded Test H. ROBINSON D. CiCur

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