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

Robert Smith

Male Bef 1695 - Aft 1735  (> 42 years)


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  • Name Robert Smith 
    Born Bef 1695  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1735  Lunenburg Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I84853  Tree1
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2022 

    Father William 'by the Road' Smith,   b. Bef 1663, North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1724, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne MNU Smith,   b. Bef 1667,   d. 1724, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F19978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret MNU Smith,   d. Aft 1731, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Smith,   b. 6 Feb 1715, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Margaret Smith,   b. 6 Sep 1718, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Elizabeth Smith,   b. 28 Jan 1721, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. William Smith,   b. 16 May 1724, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Thomas Smith,   b. 18 Jul 1726, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. John Smith,   b. 6 Aug 1729, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F41451  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      1717-1725 Richmond County, Virginia Will Book 4 [Robert K. Headley, jr.]; Page 333
      - Thomas SMITH, Farn. Par., will; 20 Jan 1716/17, 5 Jun 1717
      everything to wife Margaret; dau. [Jesse] to receive land after her mother's death; ex: wife; wits: William SMITH, Samuel POUND, Robert SMITH.
      Cod. After wife's decease, chil. [Jesse] and Elizabeth to have their parts of the est.
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      1717-1725 Richmond County, Virginia Will Book 4 [Robert K. Headley, jr.]; Page 233
      - Farnham parish, William Smith, probate March 4, 1723/24
      daus Elizabeth Clark, Mary Williams, Catherine Smith
      Wife Anne
      Son John the Plantation where I now live
      Son Robert
      Grandson Francis Lucas, Stephen Lucas
      Son and eld dau of son Robert
      the land that belongs to me by the riverside to wife and son John
      Ex Wife
      Son Robert and Roger Williams to be overseeres to look after my son John if his mother shall decease before he is of age or capable to managing it himself.
      wits Joseph Seamans, Tobias Pursell
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      1714 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 6, Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 230-232
      THIS INDENTURE made this first day of June Anno Dom: one thousand seven hundred and fourteene and in the thirteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne by the grace of God of Great Brittaine France and Ireland Queene, defender of the faith &c., Between WILLIAM SMITH of Parish of North Farnham in County of Richmond, Planter, of one part and ROBERT SMITH, his Son, of the sd. Parish and County, Planter, of other part, Wittnesseth that WILLIAM SMITH. the Father, for the sume of Five shillings current money to him paid Both bargaine sell and demise unto ROBERT SMITH, his heirs, a parcel! of land being one hundred acres more or less. the halfe of said WILLIAM SMITHs Land which he now lives upon, being in the Parish and County aforesd. and bounded, Begining att a red Oak and so along the line of WILLIAM SISSON to a Marked Hickory and so along the line of SHADRACH WILLIAMS decedÔÇ× to a Ridge Path to a scrubby black Oake, the corner tree and along the Ridge Path along a line of marked trees to a great Hickory standing by the Maine Road side and up the same Road to a marked white oake standing by the Road side and from thence to a great red Oake, and from thence to a Dogwood standing by the line of JOHN POUNDS SENR, land, and from thence along the line of said JOHN POUND to the place it first began, Together with all woods water courses with the appurtenances belonging, To have and to hold the said land and premises unto ROBERT SMITH his heirs from the date hereof paying therefore the rent of one ear of Indian Corne on Christmas day next if lawfully demanded to the intent and purpose that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession the said ROBERT SMITH may be in the actual! possession of the premises and thereby be enabled to accept a grant of the reversion and inheritance to him and his heirs; In Wittness whereof the parties to these presents have interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first written Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      WM. DARE, WILLIAM Sig. SMITH
      FRAN: LUCAS THO: THORNE
      Ata Court held for Richmond County the Second day of June 1714
      WILLIAM SMITH in open Court acknowledged this his Deed unto his Son. ROBERT SMITH, and it was admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur.
      THIS INDENTURE made this 2d. day of June Anno Dom: one thousand seven hundred and fourteene and in the thirteenth year of our Sovereigne Lady Anne by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, Queene, defender of the faith &c., Between WILLIAM SMITH of the Parish of North Farnham in County of Richmond, Planter of one part and ROBERT SMITH, Son of said WILLIAM SMITH of the Parish and County aforesaid of the other part; Wittnesseth that WILLIAM SMITH for divers good considerations and causes him hereunto moving and more espetially for the natural' and paternal" affection which he beareth to his said Son, ROBERT SMITH, by these presents doth bargaine sell release and confirme unto ROBERT SMITH his heirs the sd, ROBERT SMITH being in the actuall possession thereof by virtue of a Lease thereof made to him and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession one parcell of land being One hundred acres more or less the halfe of the said WILLIAM SMITHs land which he now lives upon bounded lute description of the land as in the foregoing Lease.) To have and to hold to ROBERT SMITH his heirs to be holden of the Cheif Lord or Lords of the Fee or fees of the premises by the rents and services for the same due and accustomed to be paid freely and clearly acquitted of all manner of incumbrances; In Wittnesse whereof the parties to these presents have interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and yea,re first above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      WM. DARE. WILLIAM Sig.SMITH
      FRAN. LUCAS, THO: THORNE
      Att a Court held for Richmond County the Second day of June 1714
      WILLIAM SMITH in open Court acknowledged this his Deed unto his Son, ROBERT SMITH, and it was admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH. Cl Cur
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      1721-1725 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 8; Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 127-129
      THIS INDENTURE made this Twenth day of Aprell 1722 Between JOHN KINCHALOW of North Farnham in County of Richmond of one part and WILLIAM SMITH of said Parish & County of other part; Witnesseth that JOHN KINCHALOW in consideration of sume of Five shillings currant money hath bargained and sold unto WM: SMITH his heirs all that tract of land containing Tenn akers be the same more or less lying in sd. Parish and County, Begining in the line of ROGER WILLIAMS in a botam near the head of a Branch begining at a Gum and from thence to a marked Mapell standing in the Branch and from thence down ye Valley Norwest to ye Run and down ye Run to ye Maine Swamp & along up ye Maine Run and from ye Maine Run to a red Oak standing by ye Swamp makeing that a Corner tree and from thence along a line of marked trees South East to a red Oak and from thence North and by East along a lyne of marked trees to a ring white Oake and from thence East and be West along a lyne of marked trees to the place whare the land begun, Together with all houses tenements & hereditaments belonging; To have and to hold the land and premises unto WILL: SMITH his heirs dureing the full term of one year paying therefore the Rent of one Peper Coarn on Crismas next if lawfully demanded to intent that by vertue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession WILL: SMITH may be in the actuall possession of the premise and theirby enabled to accept a grant of the Inheritance thereof; In Witness whereof the parties to these presents have interchangably set their hands and seals the day and yeare above retin
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in presents of JOSEPH SEAMANS JOHN his hand; KINCHOE
      ROBERT SMITH
      At a Court held for Richmond County the Second day of May 1722
      JOHN KINCHELOW came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed unto WILLIAM SMITH which was admitted to Record
      Test M, BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      THIS INDENTURE made this one and Twenth day of Aprell One thousand seven hundred and Twenty two Between JOHN KINCHALOW of Parish of North Farnham in County of Richmond. Planter. of one part and WILLIAM SMITH of sd. Parish and County of other part, Witnesseth that JOHN KINCHALOW in consideration of sume of Sixteen hundred pounds of good tob: by these presents do bargaine sell and make over unto WILL: SMITH his heirs, the sd, WILL SMITH being in actuall possession thereof by vertue of a Lease thereof made to him and of Statute for transferring uses into possession: all that tract of land containing Ten acres of land in the line of ROGER WILLIAMS in a bottom near the head of a Branch at a Gum (continues with same bounds as in Lease); To have and to hold the Ten acres of land and every the premises unto WILL: SMITH his heirs to be holden to
      the Chief Lord or Lords of the Fee or Fees of the premises: And JOHN KINCHALOW for him selfe his heirs shall warrant and ever Defend by these presents against any person: In Witness whereof ye partys to these presents have interchangably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written
      Sealed and Delivered in presents of
      JOSEPH SEAMANS. JOHN his mark KINCLOE
      ROBIRT SMITH
      At a Court held for Richmond County the Second day of May 1722
      JOHN KINCHELOW came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed of Release unto WILLIAM SMITH, which was admitted to Record, Alsoe ELIZABETH KINCHILOW, the Wife of the said JOHN KINCHELOW, appeared in Court and relinquished her right of Dower in the Land conveyed in this Deed unto said WILLIAM SMITH, which was also admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
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      1721-1725 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 8; Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 129-132
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twentieth day of Aprill one thousand seven hundred and Twenty two Between JOHN McDANIEL of Parish of Farnham and County of Richmond of one ptie; and ROBERT SMITH of ye sd, Pish: and County of ye other p:tie: Witnesseth that JOHN McDANIEL in consideration of five shillings of lawful' money of England to me in hand paid by ROBERT SMITH, doe by these presents baraine and sell unto ROBERT SMITH his heirs all that parcel of land containing Ten acres more or less from a Red Oak Stump now an Iron Mined Stone in ROGER WILLIAMS line close by the HORSE BRIDGE SWAMP ROAD, and from thence East and by South along a line of markt, trees to a Hickory, corner tree, and from thence South West along a line of mark'd trees binding upon SCISSEN'S Line to a white Oak standing on West side of a Branch and from thence along a line of mark'd trees West and by North to a Red Oak standing by ye Road side & from thence along a line of marked trees to the place where we begun East. sittuate in Parish of Farnham and County of Richmond and now in the tenure or occupation of sd, ROBERT SMITH bounded as above; And all houses orchards comodities to said parcel of land belonging.; To have and to hold the parcell of land and all other the premises unto ROBERT SMITH his heirs dureing the full time of one whole year paying therefore ye Rent of one Ear of Indian Corne on ye Twelf day of December next ensueing if lawfully demanded to the intent that by vertue of these presents and
      of the statute for transferring uses into possession. ROBERT SMITH may be in the actual! possession of the premises and be therefore inabled to accept a grant or the inheri-
      tance thereof; In Witness whereof ye plies first above named hereunto hath Interchaneably set their hand and seal ye day and year above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of
      JOSEPH SEAMANS JOHN his hand MacDANIEL
      EDWARD his mark MINTTEY
      At a Court held for Richmond County the Second day of May 1722
      JOHN McDANIEL came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed unto ROBERT SMITH, which was admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twentieth day of Aprell one thousand seven hundred and Twenty two Between JOHN McDANIEL of ye Parish of Farnham in County of Richmond of one ptie and ROBERT SMITH of ye sd. Parish and County aforesd. of other p:tie: Witnesseth that JOHN McDANIEL in consideration of fourteen hundd: pounds of tobacco well and truely in hand paid by ROBERT SMITH, by these presents doth bargaine sell and release unto ROBERT SMITH (for his actuall possession now being by vertue of a bargaine and sale to him thereof made for one whole year and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession) and to his heirs all that parcell of Land containing Ten acres more or less from a Red Oak Stump (the bounds repeated as in the Lease): To have and to hold the parcel of land land all other the premises unto ROBERT SMITH his heirs to be holden to the Chief Lord or Lords of ye Fee or fees of premises by Rents and Services for the same due and of Right accustomed to be paid; And JOHN McDANIEL his heirs against all persons will warrant and acquit & for ever defend by these presents: In Witness whereof the plies first above named hereunto hath Interchangeably set their hands and fixed their seals
      Signed Sealed & Delivered in ye presence of us
      JOSEPH SEAMANS JOHN his hand Mac DANIEL
      EDWARD his mark MINTTEY
      At a Court held for Riehmond County the Second day of May 1722
      JOHN McDANIEL came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed of Release unto ROBERT SMITH which was admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cu
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      1724-1726 Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 9; Part 3 [Antient Press]; Page 236)
      Richmond County Court 4th of August 1725
      -SMITH &c. v SMITH &c.
      The suit in Chancery between ANN and SARAH SMITH, Daughters and Orphans of WILLIAM SMITH, JUNR., deced., Complts. and ROBERT SMITH and JOHN SMITH, Respondts. the Complts. sett forth in their Bill that their Grandfather, WILLIAM SMITH on the Road, dyed and made his Will but that either through the sharpness of his pains or weakness of memory did not leave dispose or bequeath any part or parcell of his Estate to the Complts. nor did he ever give bestow or advance anything to the Complts's Father in his life time; also ANN SMITH, the Relict and Executrix of WILLIAM SMITH, their Grand Mother is likewise deceased leaving a considerable Estate and made noe Will and that ROBERT SMITH and JOHN SMITH, the Respondts. are in possession of all of the Estate of WILLIAM SMITH their Grandfather as also the Estate of ANN SMITH, their Grand Mother but refuseth to allow the Complts. any part or parsal of either of the Estates, &c. the Cause comeing now to a finall hearing before this Court, upon a full and mature consideration of the Bill, Answer and the arguments of the Councills on both sides, it is the opinion of the Court, that the Complts. have a right to a Child's part of the Estate of ANN SMITH, deced., It is therefore ordered that the Respondts render a true and just Account to next Court as well of the Estate of WILLIAM SMITH, Grandfather to the Complts. as also of the Estate of ANN SMITH, their Grand Mother, and till then the suit is continued
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      1729-1731 Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 9; Part 6 [Antient Press]; Page 492
      Richmond County Court 4th of March 1729/30
      - OSBORNE &c. v SMITH & CLARKE
      The suit in Chancery between THOMAS OSBORNE and MARGRETT his Wife, Administratrix of JOHN SMITH, deced., Complts. and ROBERT SMITH and JOHN CLARKE, Respondts. concerning sundry sums of money andquantities of tobacco relateing to the Estate of WILLIAM SMITH, Father of JOHN SMITH,. deced., as also severall sums of money and quantities of tobacco which the Respondts. did receive for the Decedent's use in his life time &c. as in the Bill of Complaint remaining amongst the Records of this Court more fully appear, both partys haveing last May Court entred into a Rule to submit their difference to the finall determination and award ofJOHN TAYLOE, Gent., and JOHN TAYLOE haveing returned his award it is by consent of both partys admtted to Record and is in these words, "To the Worshipful' Justices of Richmond Couty Court in Chancery, in the suit in Chancery between THOMAS OSBORNE et Uxor against ROBERT SMITH and JOHN CLARKE, I doe find due from JOHN CLARKE to the Estate of JOHN SMITH seventeen shillings and I doe find that ROBERT SMITH received of JOHN CLARKE thirty shillings that was due to THOMAS OSBORNE and MARGRETT his Wife and that JOHN SMITH, deced., stood indebted two hundred pounds of tobacco to the Respondt. ROBERT SMITH, so that I determine and award that JOHN CLARKE pay the aforesaid sume of seventeen shillings to THOMAS OSBORNE and MARGRETT and that ROBERT SMITH pay thirty shillings to THOMAS OSBORNE and MARGRETT they makeing payment of the aforesaid two hundred pounds of tobacco to ROBERT SMITH. Given under my hand the 24th day of July 1729, JOHN TAYLOE." The award is by this Court ordered accordingly and tht the Respondts pay costs of suit and one Attorney's fee als Exo
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      1729-1733 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 8 [Antient Press]; Page 570-571
      THIS INDENTURE made the Second day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty one; Between BARNABAS WELLS and JOYCE his Wife (which JOYCE is the only surviving Child of THOMAS SMITH, the Eldest Son of WILLIAM SMITH. late of the County of Richmond, deceased) of one part and ROBERT, one other of the Sons of aforesd. WILLIAM SMITH, of other part; Whereas WILLIAM SMITH by his Last Will and Testament amongst other things did give and bequeath unto his Son, JOHN SMITH, the Plantacon that he then lived on with all the land thereto belonging and that if his Son, JOHN, should dye before he came of age or without lawfull issue that then the Plantacon and land to fall to the Son of ROBERT, one of the parties to these p:sents; as by the Last Will and Testament remaining amongst ye Records of Richmond County may appear. NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that BARNABAS WELLS and JOYCE his Wife in consideracon of ye quantity of Two thousand Six hundred pounds of tobacco & Twenty shillings current money of Virga, to them in hand paid hath and by these p:sents doth for themselves & their heirs doth for ever release and quit claim all that Plantacon & tract of land containing by estimacon One hundred and Ten acres of land be the same more or less which WILLIAM SMITH devised to his Son, JOHN SMITH, now in said ROBERT SMITH's possession & seizen and to his heirs all right title & demand of BARNABAS WELLS & JOYCE his Wife now have or said JOYCE ought to have in the Plantacon & one hundred & ten acres of land: To have and to hold the Plantacon & One hundred & Ten acres of land unto ROBERT SMITH his heirs so that neither BARNABAS WELLS nor JOYCE his Wife or their heirs shall hereafter claim any title in the p:mises;
      In Witness whereof the parties to these p:sents have put their hands & affixed their seals the day & year first above written
      Sealed and Delivered in the p:sence of
      THOS: SUGGITT, BARNABAS his mark WELS
      HENRY SISSON, JOYCE her mark WELS
      N. BROCKENBROUGH
      At a Court held for Richmond County the fourth day of August 1731
      BARNABY WELLS & JOYCE WELLS came into Court & acknowledged this their Deed unto ROBERT SMITH (the said JOYCE being first privately examined) which was admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur

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