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

Lewis Watkins

Male Bef 1678 - Aft 1728  (> 52 years)


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  • Name Lewis Watkins 
    Born Bef 1678  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1728  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I90903  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Thomas Watkins,   b. 1642,   d. 10 Oct 1707, Tappahannock, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne MNU Watkins,   d. Aft 1707, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F28785  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


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      1699-1709 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 247
      To all Christian People I THOS. WATKINS SENR. of Essex County .. for the tender love & affection which I have and do bear unto my three sons LEWIS WATKINS, BENJAMIN WATKINS & JNO. WATKINS hath given my three sons 803 acres of land more or less Lying upon North side Potomack Run in Stafford County that is to say 400 acres thereof to my Eldest Son Lewis Watkins the other moiety to be equally divided between my sans Benja. Watkins & John Watkins my said three sons to pay & discharge directly the arrearages of the Quit rents .. 4th day Novr. 1704.
      Presence Margaret Coats her mark, Thomas x Watkins Senr.
      Saml. Coats
      At a Court held eighth day Novr, 1704 RAWLEIGH TRAVERS by virtue of a power of attorney from Thomas Watkins acknowledged this sale of land and the same ordered to be recorded.
      Know all men .. I Thos. Watkins Senr. of Essex County do appoint Rawleigh Travers of Stafford County Gent_ my true and Lawful attorney to acknowledge my claim and interest unto 803 acres of woods & ground lying upon head of Potomack Run in Stafford County unto my three sons v
      Presence Mar't. x Coats, Thos. x Watkins Senr. his mark
      Samuel Coats
      At a Court held 8th day Novr. 1704 This Letter of Attorney was ordered to be recorded.
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      1699-1709 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 299-300
      Indenture made 4th day Novr. 1705 between LEWIS WATKINS of county Stafford of the one part & ROBERT CARTER Esqr. of County Lancaster .. Witnesseth in consideration of 800 pounds of Tobo. paid by Robt. Carter .. sold all that tract of land being in county Stafford near the head of the main run of Potomack Creek the sd land containing 400 acres being the moiety of a tract of 803 acres granted to THOMAS WATKINS my Father by deed from Proprietors office bearing date 9th day September 1695 & by my Father given to me by his Deed recorded on the records of Stafford County bearing date first day November 1704 .. beginning at a narked red oak corner tree standing in ye S end of a line of the Pattent which runs S=400 poles & extending along the sd line N=48 poles to a narked red oak thence along the dividing line betwixt this 400 acres & the remaining 403 acres N=40 degrees E=415 poles over to another line of the deed thence S:E: 136 poles to a marked white oak corner tree thence S=89 po: to a marked red oak corner tree thence S=42 degrees W=216 poles to a marked white oak thence W=15 S=161 po: to a marked white oak thence W by N=65 poles to the first mentioned red oak ..
      Presence Nich. Brent, Lewis Watkins
      August: Kneaton
      At a Court held 14th Novr. 1705 Lewis Watkins in person acknowledged a sale of land to ye Honble ROBERT CARTER Esqr. .. and AGNES his wife in person relinquished her right of dower to the same & JOHN WAUGH JUNR. by virtue of a Letter of Attorney from Robert Carter reced the acknowlcdgmt. which with the deed is ordd to be recorded & is recorded.

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      1699-1709 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page. 458- 460
      This Indenture made this sixth day October 1708 between BENJAMIN WATKINS of the county of Stafford of one part and ROBERT CARTER. Esgr. of the County of Lancaster .. Witnesseth in consideration three thousand pounds of Tobo paid by Robert Carter .. hath sold all that parcel of land being in Stafford County near the head of the main run of Potomack Creek the said land containing 200 acres part of a tract of 803 acres granted to THOMAS WATKINS my Father by deed from Proprietors office bearing date 9th September 1695 & by my Father given and disposed of in his lifetime between his three sons LEWIS, myself and JOHN in manner following to wit four hundred acres or the half of said land to my Brother Lewis and he to have his choice after a Division the remaining 400 acres to me and my Brother John to be equally divided and after a Division I to have my choice as by my Fathers deed acknowledged and recorded upon the records of Stafford County bearing date the first day of November 1704 ..
      Presence Sharshal Crasty, Benj. Watkins John Norris, John Hest
      I ELIZA. WATKINS the wife of Benjamin Watkins doth impower Mr. JOSEPH WAUGH of Stafford County to acknowledge all my right of all the lands due to my said in Stafford County unto Collo. Carter .. 6th day March 1708/9.
      Presence Wm. Cole, Eliza. x Watkins Rebecca x Breeding her mark
      Stafford County
      At Court held 9th March 1708 Benjamin Watkins acknowledged within sale of land .. and livery and seizin thereon and Joseph Waugh by power of attorney from Eliza. Watkins Wife of said Watkins relinquished her right of dower to the same which is ordered to be recorded and is recorded.
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 356.
      11 May 1710. Lewis Watkins being returned non est inventus at the suit of George Loyd for 200 pounds of tobacco due by bill, 28 May 1710. Order to Sheriff to attach estate.
      Francis Meriwether
      28 July1710. Attached one bay horse
      Benja. Fisher SSEC

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