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

Alexander Somervell

Male Bef 1680 - 1723  (> 43 years)


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  • Name Alexander Somervell 
    Born Bef 1680 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jan 1723  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I89662  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 

    Family Frances Mills,   b. Bef 1686, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1720, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years) 
    Married Bef 20 Aug 1718  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F42875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; 10. Bond of William Winston and Henry Tandy as administrators of Alexr. Somervell. Unto Joseph Smith, Wm. Daingerfield, Thomas Waring and Salvatr. Muscoe, Gent., justices. For £200 sterl. 15 Jan 1722. [1723].
      Securities, James Garnett, John Allen.
      Wm. Winston
      Henry Tandy
      Jas. Garnett
      John Allen
      15 Jan. 1722 [1723]. Acknowledged.
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      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 75-76. A. Somervell. Additional inventory. Total valuation £6.9.9. Signed by Wm. Winston and Henry Tandy.
      David Berwick
      John (x) Armstrong
      Thomas (S) Evens
      16 Sept. 1724. Returned.
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      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 76-77. Alexandr. Somervell. Estate account. 1724. Signed by Wm. Winston and Henry Tandy.
      Payments made to estate of Henry Byron for his orphans, John Byrom as heir at law, Eliza. Jones, Wm. Winston, Mr. Rob. Jones (attorney's fees).
      Receipts from Jonatha. Haile.
      Mentions inventory returned of goods appraised at the Widow Jones.
      16 Sept. 1724. Presented by William Winston and Henry Tandy, administrators.
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      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 151. Alexr. Somervell. Estate account. 1726.
      Payments made to --- Bornes, Mr. Harry Beverley (for pro- securing Col. Smith and Birom), Dr. Greenhill, Col. Wm. Robinson (part of Willis judgement).
      Receipts from Thomas Robinson, Philimon Cavanant, Thomas Graves, Henry Woolbanks, John Maguffe, Howel Jones, James Farguson, George Pettet Joseph Leemon, John Kenny Richd Billups, Henry Tandy John Henew.
      Signed by Henry Tandy, the surviving executor.
      21 June 1726, Returned..
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      1717-1722 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Settlements, No. 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 212.
      Will of John Mills, being very sick and weak in body., dated 26 Dec. 1719.
      Unto my loveing wife Mary Mills all my land and all my personall estate.
      My loveing wife Mary Mills executrix.
      John mills
      Wit: A. Somervell, Robt. Hardee, Elizabeth (X) Jones.
      18 Oct. 1720. Presented in Court by. Mary Mills,
      Proved by Alexr. Somervell and Eliza Jones.
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      1717-1722 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Settlements, No. 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 37-38.
      Hen. Byrom. Inventory. 19 Nov. 1717. Made pursuant to order of 18 Sept. 1717. Total valuation £162.1.0 including two Negroes valued at £75. Signed by Frances (S) Somervell. Erasmus Allen
      Wm. Allen
      John (J) Gatewood
      20 Aug. 1718. Returned by Frances Somervell lately called Frances Byrom, administratrix.
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      1717-1722 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Settlements, No. 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 244-45.
      13 Feb. 1720 [1721]. George Ward of Southfarnham Parish, Essex County, appoints Benja. Wagoner my well beloved Godson of the parish aforesaid to be my attorney [with general powers to recover debts due and make deeds].
      Geo, Ward
      Wit: A. Somervell, Wm. CO Greenhill, Jno. Byrom,
      21 Feb, 1720 [1721]. Proved by Alexr. Somervell, Wm. Greenhill and John Byrom.
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      1717-1722 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Settlements, No. 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 24-28.
      16-17 March 1718 [1719]. Nathaniel Sanders of St. Stephen's Parish, King and Queen County, to Thomas Wetherby of Southfarnham Parish, Essex County. Lease and release; for 3000 pounds of sweet scented tobacco. 70 acres in Southfarnham Parish ... bounded by the lands of Peter Byrom, Henry Byrom and John Mills Junr. and likewise to the former county road ... which formerly belonged to Jno. Evans but now to the said Nathanll. Sanders ... excepting one half acre of ground for a burial place ...
      Thomas (T) Wetherby
      Wit: A. Somervell, James Edmondson, Wm. Mountague.
      16 May 1721. Acknowledged by Thomas. Weatherby. Alice wife of the said Thomas relinquished her right of dower.
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      1718-1721 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 273-75.
      11-12 Jan. 1720 [1721]. Alexander Somervell of Southfarnham Parish, Essex County to John Bagge of St. Ann's Parish. Lease and release; for 4200 pounds of tobacco neat in cask allowing fifteen pounds, of tobacco for each cask and the rebate for seven years for prompt payment at the rate of five per cent per annum. 300 acres in St. Ann's Parish on Gilsons Swamp being the plantation he possesses by the curtesy of England and lately possessed by Thomas Graves,
      A. Somervell
      Wit: Thomas Wills, Pittman Scandreth.
      21 Feb. 1720 [1721]. Acknowledged by Alexander Somervell.
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      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page
      Know all men by these presents that we JONATHAN HAILE, JAMES BOOTH, WILLIAM NORELL and JAMES BOUGHAN in the County of Essex are firmly bound unto WILLIAM WINSLOW & HENRY TANDY, Admr of ALEXANDER SOMERSET [sic Somervell], Surviving Admr. of HENRY BYROM deced the sum of One hundred and fifty pounds Currt, money for which payment we bind ourselves this 16th day of June 1724. The Condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bounded Jonathan Haile, James Booth, Wm. Norell & James Boughan their heirs do well & truely pay unto JOHN BYRAM, PETER BYRAM, BRYANT BYRAM, ANNE BYRAM & MARY BYRAM, Orphans of HENRY BYRAM deced the sum of Seventy five pounds Currt money when they shall arrive to their several respective ages by equal proportion between them that then this obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force.
      In presence of us W RENNOLDS, Jonathan Haile
      THOS. WINSLOW JUNR James Booth
      Wm. Norwell
      At a Court held for Essex County ye 16th day of Ja. Boughan
      March 1724 This Bond was proved by the oath of the witnesses thereto & on the motion of Henry Tandy is admitted to record

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