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

Nicholas Martiau

Male 1592 - 1657  (65 years)


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  • Name Nicholas Martiau  [1
    Born 1592  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Apr 1657  York County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30896  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 

    Family 1 Female MNU Martiau,   d. Bef 1627, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1620  York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nicholas Martiau,   b. Abt 1623, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1657, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Martiau,   b. Abt 1625, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1687, York County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F20282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane MNU Berkeley,   b. Bef 1605, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1646, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 41 years) 
    Married Abt 5 Jul 1627  York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Martiau,   b. Abt 1627, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 14 Jan 1658, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)  [natural]
     2. Sarah Martiau,   b. Abt 1629, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 9 Feb 1682, Cape Fear area, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F20283  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Isabella MMU Felgate,   b. Bef 1605, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1657, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 52 years) 
    Married Bef 5 Nov 1646  York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F20284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note: No.1. p.337.
      Now here is the argument. This entry has been subject to the most careful scrutiny of our best experts. It being the will of Captain Nicholas Martiau, the oldest known American ancestor of General Washington. Also of many other Americans of Virginia origin. The names appears as 'Martian' in the record. It is written in an apen, bold hand and there is no boubt about it. The doubt lies in the record itself, which we believe to be a transcript ant not an original. B.F.

      Will of Nicholas Martiau of the County and Parish of York. Dated 1 March 1656/7. Probated 24 April 1657. "being very sick and weak in body" "to my Eldest Daughter Elizabeth wife of George Read Esq'r" land in York Parish. "to my Daughter Mary Scarsbrook wife of John Scarsbrook" land in York Parish on the S side of the swamp commonly called Broccas Swamp "upon part of which the said John is now seated". To dau Elizabeth Read other personal property incl "my Watch". To daughter Sarah Fuller wife of Capt William Fuller "all that my Divident of land lying in Potomack and Conteyening Two Thousand Acres", but if not seated by them to be sold and proceeds to be "dyvyded betweene my said Three loveing daughters for the good of them and their Children". To Daughter Fuller cattle now in her possession.
      "to my loveing sonn George Read Esqr" wearing apparel.
      "to my sonn John Scarsbrook" clothing and money.
      Two negroes Phill: and Nicholas to be free. Land for their use and personal proberty. They to have sufficient land "to plant in the Feild where William Leigh lived for thier lives". "to HUGH ROY lately my Serv't" a heifer. Residue of Estaate "in Virginia or elsewhere" to be div equally betw daus Eliz: and Mary. They extrx. Signed "Nicholas Martian" Should be Nicholas Martiau

      Wit:
      Nicholas Trott
      Tho: Ballard
      Proved by oaths of Trott and Ballard 24 April 1657 and recorded.

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      York County, 1648-1657
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 109 pgs.

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      1637-1643 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 1, Part 2; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 121
      CAPT. NICHOLAS MARTIAN, (or Martian) 1,300 acs. Chas. River Co., March 14, 1639, page 709. To be augmented, etc. S. E. towards land of Sir John Harvey, N. W. upon Capt. Richard Townsend. 600 acs. due for the adv. of himself, his wife & 10 pers. the 1st yr. to Chiskiake, & 700 acs. due for the trans. at his own charges of 14 persons into this Colony: Capt. Nicholas Martian, (or Martian) Mrs. Jane his wife, Nicholas Martian his son, Elk. Martian his daughter, Jane Barkeley her daughter, Edward Bowles, Giles Tavernor, Robert Browne, Georg Brooke, Eliz. Sharpies, 2 Negroes (adv. to Cheskiake) Henry Cunney, Mark Leech, John Smith, Allin de Cude, John Galliott, William Turner, Tho. Cartwright, John Cooper, Henry List, John Brouch, a Negro woman, Robert Ashly, John Felton, John Vallett, adv. to the Colony. Note: This pattent renewed without alteration in the name of sd. Capt. Nicholas Martian (or Martiau) 10 June 1651.
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      1643-1651 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 2; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 220
      CAPT. GEORGE READ, 600 acs. Lancaster Co., 22 Oct. 1651, p. 344. Upon the N. side of Peanketank Riv., beg. at the mouth of a small creek which divides this from the land of Perrigrins Bland, W. S. W. along sd. river to marked trees on the W. side of a small marsh dividing this & the Gleab land. Trans. of 12 pers: Capt. Nico. Marleaw, Mrs. Jane Marleaw, Eliza. Marleaw, Jane Bartlett, George Brookes, Eliza. Sharplesse Robt. Browne, Robt. Ashly, John Felton, Wm. Gallipin John Booth, 1 Negro. Note: "These by assignment from Capt. Nico. Marleaw." (The name Marleaw should undoubtedly be Marteaw.)
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      1653-1656 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 3; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 300
      CAPT. NICHOLAS MARTEAW, 2,000 acs. Westmoreland Co., 25 Oct. 1654, p. 312. On S. side of Petomack Riv., S. upon a creek dividing this & land of Col. Mathews, E. upon sd. Riv. & N. upon Quanticott Cr. Trans. of 40 pers: Edward Beedle, John Betts, James Jurne, John Beard, Wm. Whitby, Tho. Hull, William French, John Tay- lor, Hugh Rey, Sarah Ginsey, Ellinor Sheappard, John Jeffryes, Rich. Adams, Tho. Griffeth, Brd. Prenthrall, Sym. Penifell, John Dawson, Wm. Perrigoe, Godfry & Margery Willis, Rich. Whitby, Hen. Ellyott, Eliz Mucer, Margery Blewett, John Cox, Wm. Groves, Wm. & Eliz. Tyler, Tho. Caresy, Robt. Caresy, Tho. Cartwright, Peter Ingam (or Jugam), Jno. Penington, Tho. Ellmore, Tho. Durant, Hen. Plaine, Ann Smith, Tho. Curant, 2 Negroes.
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      1653-1656 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 3; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 312
      CAPT. NICH. MARTEAW, 2,000 acs. Westmoreland Co., upon S. side of Potomack Riv., 4 Sept. 1655, p. 363. Bounded E. upon sd. River, S. upon land of Richard Hawkins & N. upon land of Richard Codsford. Due by virtue of the rights of a patent for the same quantity granted him 25 Oct. last, which is relinquished, etc. Note: This never past, the former pattent to be of force. Test: Nich. Merewether, Cl.
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      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 389
      COL. GEORG READ, 2000 acs. Westmoreland Co., 3 Mar. 1657, p. 271, (371). On S. side of Patomeck Riv., S. upon a creek dividing this & land of Col. Sam. Mathewes, E. upon sd. Riv. & N. upon Quantecot Cr. Granted to Capt. Nicholas Marceau 25 Oct. 1654, deserted for want of seateing & now granted by order of court for trans. of 40 pers: Charles Bryant, Edward Creeke, Kath. Burrowes, Jno. Lewis, Mr. Tho. Bowler, 4 times, John Johnson, Anth. Loueseta (or Loneseta) Nich. Martin, Richard Ludlowe, Basill Alcoa, Ralph Blessinge (or Blettinge), Wm. Carr,

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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=363&last=&g_p=P3&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Marteaw, Nicholas.
      Publication 4 September 1655.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 2000 acres upon the south side of Potomack River adjoining land of Richd. Hawkins, and Richard Codsford.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p. 363 (Reel 2).
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      URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=312&last=&g_p=P3&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Marteaw, Nicholas.
      Publication 25 October 1654.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 2000 acres on the south side of Potomack River.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p. 312 (Reel 2).

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Fourth Edition. Volume Two, Families G-P.

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