Individual Notes

Note for:   Abigail Triplett,   ABT 1671 - AFT 1700         Index

Individual Note:
     Rappahannock Co. Virginia Deed Book 7 1682/1688

        know all men abny these presents that I John Nichols for the love and
affection I have and beare to Abigail Triplett, daughter of Francis Triplett
doe truly grant and make over unto said Abigail Triplett and to here heirs and
assigns for ever one yearling heifer with all her increase both male and female
the siad heifer being of a brown collour and marked with a figure of 3 in each
eare from me my heirs and assigns as witness my hand this 12th of May 1683.
Test: Tho. New/ s/ John Nichols Edm'd d Craske

John Nichols, son of Samuel was a half brother of Abigail. Their mother was
Abigail (Huse) Nichols Triplett.



Individual Notes

Note for:   Francis Triplett,   1672 - Oct 1704         Index

Individual Note:
     Francis Triplett Junior born about 1762, in Richmond County, Virginia
died about 1704. married to Mary Browne, daughter of Original Browne. She was
named administratrix of this estate Oct 30 1704. After his death she married
Hugh France. In 1720 Hugh bound out Francis III son of Francis Junior and Mary
to Captain Lutwidge, master of a ship. Because of neglect, Francis III left
Lutwidge before his term of apprenticeship was finished. Two children of
Francis Jr and Mary are:



Individual Notes

Note for:   Symon Miller,   1642 - 16 May 1684         Index

Margaret married

(1) John PROSSER
(2) Symon MILLER
        (3) Hugh FRENCH
        (4) John SOMMERVILLE

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(1) John PROSSER and Margaret

        1a. John PROSSER born about 1640 of Virginia. John died after 20 Jun 1677 in
        Sittenbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia. John first wife Martha
        John second wife Margaret
        2a. John PROSSER was born about 1664 in Old Rappahannock County,
        Virginia
        2b. Samuel PROSSER was born about 1666 in Old Rappahannock County,
        Virginia
        2c. Roger PROSSER was born about 1668 in Old Rappahannock County,
        Virginia
        2d. Anthony PROSSER was born about 1673 in Old Rappahannock County,
        Virginia.

        Found in R. T. Barton, editor, Virginia Colonial Decisions Vol. II The Reports by Sir
        John Randolph and by Edward Barradall of Decisions of The General Court of
        Virginia 172 8-1741, ppB11-B12. Pannil and Prosser. A decision written 14 Jan.
        1719 contains the following language... The Death of Anthony Prosser before Division
        makes no difference.... So Anthony was not living beyond that date.
        Deeds & Wills No 1 Old Rappahannock County 1665-1667
        Page 28-29 John Prosser of County of rappa….John Prosser with Martha my wife
        Do hereunto set our hands and selas this 28th of October 1665 wit Alexr Fleming
        Ro Taliaferro
        I Martha Prosser the true & lawfull wife of John Prosser of rappa County in Virginia do
        constitute& appoint my loveing friend Capt Alexr Fleming ……28th of October 1665

        If you will notice Anthony Prosser did not die until 1677 and
        Symon Miller signed his will in 1679 naming six children.
        Therefore all would have been born by that date in order to
        be named in his will. Symon was dead by November 1683
        because Margaret entered into a lease agreement with Andrew
        Harrison for rental of property. If she had a living husband
        she could not have addressed the court on her own. Acting as a widow she
        had standing before the court .
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        Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deeds & Wills Part pp 23-25

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I JOHN PROSSER of the GOLDEN VALLE in the
Parish of Sittingbourne in the Freshes of Rappae County being very sick and
weak but yet in perfect strength of memory blessed be God doe make this my
last Will and Testament in manner and forme following

Imprs I give my Soule to God that gave it who is my Creator hoping to be saved by his mercy in Jesus Christ my Savior and Redeemer and not by any Merrits of my own for I am less that the lest of all his Mercies and my Body to the Earth wth descent and Christian buriall by my first wife, Martha.

Item, I give unto my wife that now is, I meane my loving wife, Margarett, five hundred acres of land on the North side of the River joyning to five hundred acres sold to Thomas Pannell to her and her heirs and assigns for ever, and one halfe of my movable Estate my Debtsand funerall charge being paid; and if my movable estate will not pay my debts, then so much of my land back upon Pewmansin to be sold by her as will fully satisfie all, she I doe hereby make my full and whole executrix to execute my whole Will.

Item, I give to my Eldest son, John Prosser, my Plantation called the Nutgrove, and the land thereto belonging to his and his heires for every and in case he die without issue the surviving brethern to have it divided amongst equally.

Item, I give unto my second sonne Samuel Prosser, four hundred acres of land
joyning upon his brother John, to him and his heires for ever he dying without issue the land to be divided among the surviving Brethren.

Item my Plantation of the Golden Valle and the land in that neck I give to my
loveing wife Margaret, during her Naturall life and then to fall to my eldest
son John Prosser and his heirs forever.

Item I give to my two sons joyntly by name Roger Prosser and Anthony Prosser a devident of land containing one thousand one hundre acres lying upon Mattepony Swamp to them and their heires for ever to be divided by lott, when the eldest of them come of age and they dying without issue to be equally divided betweene the surviving Brethren; yest this shall be no barrr to any of them or to hinder any one of them from selling his own proper inheritance if occasion require.

Item I give unto my sonne in law Robert Goffe and Thomas Goffe, two hundred
acres of land joyntly, joyning upon my Back Line of my divident of the Golden
Valley for them and their heirs forever.

Item I what land I have over and above what I have disposed of as aforesaid to be equally divided among my four sonnes by name John Prosser, Samuel Prosser, Roger Prosser, and Anthony Porsser and I leave under God all my sonnes under the protection of my loving wife Margarett, until they come one after another to the age of eighteen and to whom she shall think fitt to put them too and do hereby desire Mr James Kay to assist my said executrix in performing all my Will and Testament and whereas I have sold some land that as yet hadth no conveyance doe hereby impower my said executrix of Mr James Kay or his or her certain Attorney to give conveyance for the same and to acknowledge it to be recorded and in confirmation of these Revoaking all other wills and testaments to this my last Will and Testament. I have set to my hand and seale this 28th day of August 1673. Signed Sealed and confirmed for the Last Will and Testamt of John Prosser in the
        JOHN PROSSER
presence of us John Waight, Hugh C Palmer

The Witnesses hereunto according to an order of Court held for Rappae County
were sworne before us this 30th day of Jun 1677
        ANTHONY SAVAGE
        James KAY

(2) Symon MILLER and Margaret

1a. Symon MILLER was born about 1642 in Bristol, England. Symon
        married Margaret about 1678 proabably in Old Rappahannock County,
        Virginia. Symon wrote his will 7 May 1684 in Old Rappahannock
        County, Virginia

        George Harrison Sanford King indicates that the children of Symon
        MILLER were from an unknown first wife. Page 255
        Marriages of Richmond County, Virginia 1668-1853 page 255.
       
Children of Symon MILLER and Margaret
        2a. Isabella MILLER was born 16 Feb 1679 in Old Rappahannock
        County, Virginia. Isabella MILLER married William TRIPLETT
        about 1694 of Richmond County, Virginia
        2a. Symon MILLER was born about 1680 in Old Rappahannock
        County, Virginia Simon left his will in Richmond County, Virginia
        4 May 1720. inventory After Symon died his wife married
        William SMITH the carpenter
        3a. Eleanor MILLER married Robert ELLISTON lived in Stafford
        County, Virginia
        3b. Simon MILLER (died in 1799)
        4a. Simon MILLER born 17?? Died in 1799 in Culpeper
        County, Virginia. Simon married Sarah
        4b. Benjamin MILLER died in 1783
        4c. Mary MILLER married James Hord of Culpeper County,
        Virginia. Mary and James were first cousins. James
        HORD was born in 1736 and died in 1803 in Culpeper
        County, Virginia
        4d. Alice MILLER was born about 1739 and married John
        MARKHAM. John was born in 1732 and died in 1804.
        They lived in Stafford County, Virginia.
        3c. Jane MILLER married Thomas HORD in 1726
        Thomas HORD was born in 1701 and died in 1766.
        2b. William MILLER was born about 1681 in Old Rappahannock
        County, Virginia William MILLER married Mary. William left
        His will in King George County, Virginia 1 July 1726.
        3a. Simon MILLER married Anne O’BANNON of Fauquier
        County, Virginia
        3b. Benjamin MILLER died in 1744 in Essex County, Virginia
        2c. John MILLER was born about 1682 in Old Rappahannock County,
        Virginia “mariner” of Essex County, Virginia. John married Mary
        4a. Simon MILLER of Essex County, Virginia (Sheriff)
        4b. William MILLER (Captain) of Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
        William married Jane HORD and had two daughters.
        2d. Margaret MILLER was born about 1679 in Old Rappahannock
        County, Virginia. Margaret married Mr SMYTH
        2f. Susannah MILLER was born 1684 in Old Rappahannock County,
        Virginia. Susannah MILLER married Mr BRICE. Susannah
        Died 19 Jan 1724 in Essex County, Virginia.
Marriages of Richmond County, Virginia 1668-1853 George Harrison Sanford King page 255.

        NOTE: There is a will in King George County for a James Scott who named his
        Aunts Isabella Triplett, Margaret Taliaferro and Margaret Amon [sp] and
        Uncle Hugh French. Several years later Hugh French sells the land his sister
        Mary was deeded in Hugh their father's will. Therefore it is reasonable to
        assume Isabella Triplett was Margaret's child and Margaret French,
        married Robert Taliaferro. I do not know who Margaret Amon was but she
        could have been on the paternal side.

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King George County, Virginia Will Book A-1 1721-1752
Page 6 Will of James SCOTT
In the name of God Amen I James Scott of the County of King George being very sick and weak in body but of perfect memory blessed be God for it do make and ordain this my Last Will & Testament. Revokeing and Disalowing of all other wills and Testaments heretofore made. First and principally I recommend my Soul to God who gave it hopeing through the merits of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ to receive full pardon for my sins and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executors here after named and as touching my Worldly Estate which it hath pleased God to bless me with, I do Give and Dispose as followeth, viz.
Item: I give and bequeath to my loving Aunt Margaret Amon fifteen pounds sterling to her own disposing. I also give to my brother Paul Scott and my Sister Margaret Scott each of them a gold ring of twenty shillings price. I also give to my Aunts Isabel Triplett and Margaret Taliaferro a gold ring of twenty shillings value.
Item: I give all the rest of my estate Real and Personal to my loveing Uncle Hugh French to him and his heirs forever whome I do appoint constitute and ordain sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have sett my hand and seale this 8th Day of December 1722.
        James Scott (seal)
Page 7 and 8 are missing
Court Order Book #1 page 78.
The last will and Testamentt of James Scott, deceased was presented in the court by Hugh French his Executor who made oath thereto and the same being proved by the oaths of Richard Bellow and John Rafile evidences thereto subscribed is ordered recorded.
John Pratt is security for Hugh French’s due administration on the estate of James Scot (t)
Deceased.

Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will Book 1682-1687 pp 13-15

IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen. The last Will & Testament of Symon Miller of the Freshes of Rappa aged Seaven and thirty yeares or thereabout being of true and perfect memory doe in the first place commit my Soule unto God as a Mercifull Creator relying upon Jesus Christ my Redeemer by whose precious blood I hope to be saved, I commit my Body to the earth to be decently buried I doe will and bequeath as follows: Item I give unto my Sonn, Symon Miller, halfe the devidend of land I now live on to him and his heires for ever. Any my Son Symon Miller, to cleare and
plant as he shall think fitting in his Mothers Life time upon the said Devidend excepting the Plantation. And Further I give to my Son, Symon, a sorrill Mare with a white blaze on the face and all her increase to him forever. And in
case I dye it is my will that my Son, Symon be sent the next five years for England.

Item I give and bequeath to my Sonn, William Miller, the other halfe divident of land to him and his heires forever and a Chessnut Mare with her Increase forever and full power I give to my Son William Miller to clear and plant as he
shall think fitting upon any part of the said devidend.

Item I give unto my son, John Miller, two hundred acres of land adjoyning to Doctor Reynolds to him and his heirs forever and a black mare with a hook brand on the near buttock with her increase forever.

Item I give unto my Daughter, Susanna Miller fouwer hundred eight acres and a halfe of land being the halfe devidend of land adjoyning to Col Cadwalldr Jon on the head of Pumans Inn to her and her heirs forever. And my old Mare with her increase for ever.

Item, I give to my daughter Isabella Miller, the other halfe of the devident at Pumans Inn to her and her heires for ever, and a black mare about two years old and her increase forever, The Mare is branded with LM on her near Buttock.

Item I give unto my daughter Margaret Miller, two hundred acres of land on back of my land adjoyning to Doctor Reynolds to her and her heires for ever and a brown mare branded LM with her increase for ever.

And Last of all I leave my wife full Executrix, and the rest of my Estate I give my wife to bring up my children and to be at her disposing after my decease my debts and other my estate to be devided equally betwixt my children.

It is my will that the three Mares given to my son will and my son John and my daughter Susan that the foales they go with all shall goe into the stock and if any of them being a Mare foale it is to be given to my wifes son ATNHONY
PROSSER and if they doe bring a mare foale my wife as she thinkgs fitting is to dispose of so much of the stock to purchase her sonn Anthony a mare foale. And all the male increase of all the smares, except my son Symon to goe into ye said former stiock till my children come to the age of fourteen then male and female of the children to have ye full increase and if any of these children dy before they come of lawfull age then that estate land or mare to be equally
devided among the survivors and if any of the childrens mare dy then my wife is to by out of the said stock to make good the same.

And to the sons of Mr Prosser every one of them are to have a heifer delivered to them one after anoth when they come ti eighteen years of age to be delived by executors after my decease.

Item I give unto my wife Margaret Miller the plantation and houses I not live in during her natural life. And in case she should mary one that should lett the house and orchard goe to Ruin then she is to return to her thirds accouding
And I make James Ashton overseer over my estate and children and the overseer Jas Ashton to dispose of the children at sixteen years of age as he shall think fitt but in case the said Mr James Ashton dyeth en the children to be at their
own disposing if they lie to goe to any handy craft trade they have a mind unto.
Sealed and delivered in the presence of us
       Nathaniell Tomlin
       Francis Thornton SYMON MILLER
       James Taylor

Mr Francis Thornton aged about 32 yeares or there abouts saith that on Febby 18 1679 was at the house of Capt Symon Millers and he then and there called me into his inner room and presented this Will to me and said it was his which
accordingly I witnessed it further saith not. FRANCIS THORNTON Juratus est THORNTON in Cur Com Rappa quinto die 7bris Anno 1683

I the Subscriber doe hereby testifie and declare that I did see with testar
signed and publish this with in mentioned to be his last Will and Testament and
that he was then in perfect sense and memory to the best of mthis deponts
knowledge and Further saith not JAMES TAYLOR

Juratus est TAYLOR in Cur Com Rappa 7 die Maii Ano 1684 Probtr p Sacrament
Recordatr xx2 die May Ano 1684
        TEST WM COLSTON Cl Cur

King George County, Virginia Will Book A-1 1721-1752 George Harrison Sanford King
Page 42 Will of William MILLER
        In the Name of God Amen. The last day of March one Thousand seven Hundred and twenty six years (sic) I William Miller of King George County and Parish of Hanover, planter, being of perfect sense and memory praise be to the Almighty God, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.
Item: I give and bequeath to my Dear Wife Mary Miller the use of this Plantation and its buildings woods &c during her lifetime and after her decease to my son Simon and his heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin that Plantation on the other side of the swamp with all parts and pertinants to him and his heirs forever and order that no more of it shall be cleared nor the timber in any way wasted nor cut down but reserved to the proper use of my aforesaid son till he comes to age himself.
Item: I give and bequeath all my household furniture with my cattle, hogs, horses, sheep and negros equally to be divided amongst my Dear Wife and all my children except Negros James and Philles and their issue I give and bequeath to my aforesaid son Simon and he is to have them in actual possession when he comes to age.
Item I do order and constitute that none of my sons shall be for themselves till they be at age - providing my Dear Wife doth not marry and in case of marriage if they have Christian usage and well dealt by…in no manner of way to absent themselves without their mother’s consent. This being my last Will and Testament given under my hand and seale before these witnesses the day of the month and years of our Lord written above
Written.
Note: My son Simon is not to come in sharers with the rest of my children but I freely bequeath unto him a cow and calf with one of the best of my beds with furniture, viz: two pillows a bolster with blankets and sheets and he the said Simon to have them when he is at age.
                                                                    William X MILLER
TESTES John CAMBELL
        Simon MILLER
        Bloumfield Long

At a Court held for King George County on Friday the first day of July Anno Dom 1726.
This Last Will and Testament of William Miller deceased, was this day proved in open Court by the Oaths of Simon Miller and Blumfeild Long two of the witnesses thereto subscribed and Admitted to record. May Miller the widow and relict of the said Testator being dead, and the Court taking into consideration that the Estate of the said Decedent being perishable do grant Certificate unto John Miller (how having taken the Oath by law appointed for obtaining letters of Administration with the annext in due form
        Copt Test T Turner Cl Cur

Wills of Richmond County, Virginia 1699-1800 Robert K. HEADLEY Jr.
Will Book 4 page 1717-1725 page 151
Simon MILLER Hanover Parish, will, 1 Dec 1719; 4 May 1720 son Simon All land from the river to the Schoolhouse swamp with the two plantations and all improvements; if he has no heirs, then land is to go to daughter Jane, daughter Eleanor all land on the backside of the Schoolhouse swamp inclusive of the said swamp; son Simon shall be at age to choose his guardian when 16; Executor daughter Eleanor and William Smith that boards at my house; witnesses Jonathan Gibson, William (sise) Elizabeth GIBSON

Wills of Richmond County, Virginia 1699-1800 Robert K. Headley
    Page 154 Simon Miller, inventory by William Smith executor, 1 Jun 1720

Hugh FRENCH and Margaret

1a. Hugh FRENCH was born about 1648. Hugh died before Nov 1701 in
        Richmond County, Virginia. Hugh married Margaret
        2a. Hugh FRENCH was born about 1685/6 of Richmond County,
        Virginia
        2b. Mary FRENCH of Richmond County, Virginia
        2c. Daniel FRENCH of Richmond County, Virginia
        2d. Margaret FRENCH of Richmond County, Virginia
. 2e. Mason FRENCH was born about 1690 probably in Old
        Rappahannock County, Virginia

Mason FRENCH and Catherine Ellis BENNETT

. 2e. Mason FRENCH was born about 1692 probably in Old
        Rappahannock County, Virginia. Mason married Catherine
        ELLIS BENNETT. She died September 25, 1759.
        3a. Hugh FRENCH was born about 1715 and died 1747
        Hugh married Margaret JARVIS about 1736.
        Margaret was born 28 Oct 1720
Children of HUGH FRENCH and MARGARET JARVIS
        4a. James FRENCH was born about 1740 in Richmond County
        James died in 1802 in Frenchland Manor, Loudoun County,
        Virginia

The last time Hugh's name appeared in court records was 3 September 1701 when Matthew Linch appeared to gain his freedom. Presumably Hugh was there also, but the record does not say so. Based on the assumption he was there, Hugh died sometime after 3 September 1701, and before 12 November 1701 when the suit against William Morroe was dismissed because the plaintiff died.
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Wills of Richmond County, Virginia 1699-1800 Robert K. Headley Jr.
Wills and Inventories 1699-1709
F33v Hugh French, St Mary’s Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, Will 20 Jan 1699 proved 3 Dec 1701 200 acres in Maryland to be sold and money paid to son Hugh; daughter Mary 200 acres bout of David (Darnall), sons Daniel and Mason, daughter Margaret 130 acres executor wife Margaret. Witnesses John Battaile, Simon Miller, John Miller
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In the Name of God Amen I Hugh French of the Parish of St Maries and County of Richmond being sick in body but in Sound and perfect Sence and memory do make this my Last will and Testament In manner and form following. Imprimis I bequeath my Soul to God that Gave it hoping by the Merritts of my blessed Savior to receive a Joyfull Resurection att y(e) Last day my body to the Earth to Be Buried att the discretion of my Deare wife. My Will is that my Land in Maryland being two hundred Acres be sold by my Executrix for money Sterl and that the
full produce be paid my Son Hugh and in Case she does not Sell it for money I give the land to him and his heirs forever. I Give my Daughter Mary two hundred acres of Land out of that Tract I bought of David Darnell next adjoyning to the Land Simpson Darnell gave my said Daughter to her and her heires forever, also one Negro woman and child called Sarah and all the said Negro womans Increase (a white Counterpaine and Suite of white Curtaine and Valance (after her
mothers deceases) and I give her the best Feather bed in the House (Except her mothers) with furniture & two paire of Holland Sheets four fine pillow beers three paire of Course sheets Six pewter dishes one dozen of plated one dozen peening (?) two brass kettles two Iron potts a spitt dripping pan and frying pan two table Cloathes twelve napkins Six towells foure Cowes and a darke gray paceing horse with side saddle and furniture w(ch) I Lately bought for her all the promisses by me bequeath to my Said Daughter, and her heires forever to be delivered att the day of her marriage or death of her mother which shall
first happen also Six Sows and ten sheep I give her also two thousand pounds of tobb(a) to be paid att the aforesaid time. Item the remaining part of the Land I bought of David Darnell I give unto my Sonnes Daniell & Mason Equally to be divided when the Eldest is of age to them and theire heires forever. Item One Hundred and thirty acres which Lyes upon the back of John Fosakers plantation I Give my Daughter Margarett French and to her heires forever and four Cowes a feather bed and furniture and two paire of Sheets and ten thousand pounds of tobb(a) to be paid att the day of her Marriage. I Give to each of my Sonns a
feather bed furniture and Sheets and Each of them a horse and five thousand pounds of tobb(a) Each of them to be paid when they shall attaine the age of Sixteene w(ch) I do make them then Capable then of manageing what I leave to all of them to Each I give a pott and frying pan also I give my daughter Margarett a brass Kettle. All the rest of my Estate unbequeathed I Give to my deare wife Margarett French whome I make Exectrix of this my Last will and Testament and do Revoake all former wills by me made. In Witnesse whereof have Sett my hand
and Seale this twentieth day of Jan 1699/1700.
Signed Sealed and Published
to be the Last will by Hugh
French before us
Jno Battaile
Wm Marshall
Simon Miller
John Miller

On 3 December 1701, Hugh's will was presented for probate by his wife's
stepsons Simon and John Miller. The copy of the will recorded in the Will Book in Richmond County was recopied as the handwriting style is contemporary with the 20th century. The inventory of Hugh's estate was presented on 1 July 1702. Hugh's net worth at his death is the measure of success he achieved over his lifetime.
footnote for last will and testament of Hugh French.
"Last Will and Testament of Hugh French," 1 January 1699/1700 (recorded 3 December 1701) Richmond County, Virginia Will Book 1701 pp. 340, 341-42, Office, Clerk of Circuit Court, Richmond County, Warsaw, Virginia. Also abstracted as cited before in end note number one.

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F55r - Hugh French Inventory (10 Nov 1702)

Abstracts of Land Records of Richmond County, Virginia 1692-1704 by Mary Marshall Brewer Richmond County Deed Book 1 1692-1693
Sep 1693 Deed. John Fosaker and Elizabeth his wife of St Mary’s Parish, Richmond County for 2000 pounds of tobacco sold to Hugh French OF SAME PLACE …A 146 ½ acre parcel of land being the remaining part of Fosaker’s back land which came by hissaid wife Elizabeth daughter of Mr Mott adjoining land sold to David Darnell. Wit: Tho Parke, Antho Prosser. Mrs Fosaker came before Alexander Doniphan and Francis THORNTON & declared she was not compelled but did it freely and willingly. Acknowledged 4 Oct 1693. (Book 1 page 86)
30 Sep 1693 . Power of Attorney Elizabeth FOSAKER of Richmond Count do appoint Alexander DONIPHAN of same county to be my attorney to ackn the (above deed unto Hugh French. Witness Alexander DONIPHAN junior, Benjamin Harvey Book 1 page 88.
1693. Bond John Fosaker of St Mary’s Parish Richmond County am firmly bound unto Hugh FRENCH of same place in the quantite of 10,000 pounds of tobacco and caske… the condicon of this obligation is such that if John FOSSAKER & Elizabeth his wife shall keep all the covenants in the above deed , then this present obligacon to be void. Wit: Alexander Doniphan, Francis Thornton. Book 1 page 89.
Sep 1693 Deed John Fosaker & Elizabeth his wife of St Mary’s Parish Richmond County for 3000 pounds of tobb sold to Hugh French of same place ….. 100 acre parcel of land bounded by Captain Geo Mason, Wm Coston, Capt John Glendening, and the said Fosaker, Wit: Wit Alexander Doniphan, Fran Thornton, Tho Parke, Antho Prosser, Acknowledge 4 Oct 1693 (Book 1 page 90)
21 Sep 1693 Deed. David Darnell (Darnall) & Margaret his wife of St Mary’s Parish Richmond County for 7000 pounds of tobb in caske sold to Hugh French of same place…a 600 acres parcel of land adjoining William Thornton, Colnll Wm Fitzhugh, Rich Shipway and James Orchard part of a patent lying in Rappa and Stafford Cos granted to Mr Mottswitness: John Fosaker, John Carter, Manser Hubbart, acknowledged 4 Oct 1693 (Book 1 page 91)
21 Sep 1693. Bond. David Darnall of St Maryed, then this present obligacon to be void. Wit John Fosaker, John Carter, Manser Hubbard (Book 1 page 93)
22 Sep 1693 Power of Attorney. David Darnall and Margarett do appoint Edward Jones our attorney to acknowledge the above deed to Hugh French. Witness John FOSAKER, Manser Hubert, John Carter (Book 1page 93)

Abstracts of Land Records of Richmond County, Virginia 1692-1704 by Mary Marshall Brewer Richmond County Deed Book 2 14 Jan 1923/3 Deed of Gift. Simon MILLER of Essex County planter for several good consideration and the love and affection I bear unto Tho Parke of Essex County schoolmaster being in perfect memory give unto the said
Tho Parke…a tract of land adjoining Hugh French, Anthony Savage, Robert Paine during the life time of the said Tho Parke, and after his death, what improvements shall be upon said land except his moveable estate shall return to me the said Simon Miller. Wit Rees Evans, Samll Jacques. Acknowledged 3 Jan 1693 (book 2 page 2)

Abstracts of Land Records of Richmond County, Virginia 1692-1704 by Mary Marshall Brewer Richmond County Deed Book 3 1697-1704
27 Sep 1699. Deed. Sampson DOWELL of Glouster County, Virginia and Elizabeth my wife for a valuable consideracon assign unto John BATAILE of Essex County, Virginia….all our right of the within deed of 300 acres on the other 200 acres being already passed by gift unto Mary FRENCH daughter of Hugh FRENCH Witness B. Ackn 4 Oct 1699 Book 3 page 43

Wills of Richmond County, Virginia 1699-1800 Robert K. Headley Jr
Order Book 2 page 276 William Dowgan admin of his estate to Hugh French; 2 Mar 1697/98.
       
In 1705 Hugh French appeared in court through the help of a prochein ami which means next friend to petition for his share of his father's estate. Hugh, in his will probated in Richmond County decreed his children where to have their estate at age 16. Implying two things one that none of his children were 16 at the time he wrote his will in the 1700, and that Hugh and all of his children were by Margaret. You will see older research that give Hugh two spouses but in order for Hugh2 to have needed a next friend he would have been under 21 years of age in 1705. We know within a two month time frame when Hugh and Margaret were married.
Margaret R. Amundson, CGsm is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by Board-certified associates after periodic proficiency evaluations.

John SOMMERVILLE

Marriages of Richmond County, Virginia 1668-1853 by George Harrison Sanford King

Page 192 SOMMEVELL (SOMMERVILLE), john married by 5 September 1705, Margaret French, widow of hugh French (16??-1701) who died intestate in Richmond
County. This was her fourth and last marriage; her former husbands where John Prosser (16??-1677) and Captain Simon Miller (1642-1683), both of Rappahannock County COB#4 page 69, Will Book 2 page 34.

Charles ELLIS and Rebecca
Of Stafford County, Virginia

1a. Charles ELLIS was born abut 1650 in Virginia. Charles married (1) Rebecca
        about 1675 in Stafford County, Virginia Charles married (2) Joyce DUNCOMB
   
        2a. Catherine ELLIS was born about 1676 of Westmorland County, Virginia
        Catherine ELLIS married (1) Cossom BENNETT about 1702 probably in
        Westmorland County, Virginia
        Catherine ELLIS married (2) Mason FRENCH who died in 1746
        Cossom BENNETT died by 1718.

Cossom BENNETT and Catherine ELLIS

        3a. Cossom BENNETT was born about 1696 Junior died about 1766. Cossomb
        married Katherine BUNBURY in 1743. Cossomb died 30 Sep 1766 in
        Westmorland County, Virginia
        3a. Margaret BENNETT married Moses BURGESS about 1784
        3b. Charles Ellis Bennett was born 23 August 1752
        3b. William BENNETT was born about 1698
        3c. Lucy BENNETT was born about 1700
        3d. Susan BENNETT was born about 1702

Mason FRENCH and Katherine ELLIS
      
        3a. John FRENCH married Margaret BURGESS 15 Jan 1749/50 in Saint Paul’s
        Parish, Stafford County, Virginia. John FRENCH was born about 1725 the
        Son of Mason FRENCH and Catherine ELLIS
       
        Margaret BURGESS FRENCH was born about 1730 in King George
        County, Virginia Margaret BURGESS was the daughter of Edward
        BURGESS and Margaret FEWELL
        4a. Mason FRENCH was born about 1751. Mason married Anna LEWIS
        on 20 Jan 1783 in Loudoun County, Virginia. Anna was the daughter
        of Thomas LEWIS and Ann HICKMAN. Anna was born in 1761 and
        died 1831. Mason died on Creek View, Goose Creek, Loudoun
        County, Virginia
        4b. Sarah FRENCH was born about 1784. Sarah married Alexander
        BOWEN 24 Feb 1803
        4c. Mary FRENCH was born about 1786. Mary married John RUTTER.
        4d. James BURGESS FRENCH was born 9 July 1789. James married Ann
        “Nancy” TRIPLETT 21 Aug 1817 daughter of Thomas TRIPLETT and
        Phoebe Nancy LUNSFORD was born 11 Apr 1795 and died 6 Oct
        1858.
        4e. Jane FRENCH was born in 1791 Jane married William HENDERSON
        William was the son of Bennett HENDERSON and Elizabeth LEWIS
        4f. Frances Ann FRENCH born about 1800. Frances married William
        TRIPLETT 1 Feb 1820 and died in 1878
        4g. Lewis FRENCH was born about 1800. Lewis married Sarah WHITE
        17 Nov 1822. (Sarah was the daughter of George WHITE and Ann
        Nancy BURGESS (Lewis and Sarah were first cousins)
        4h. Reuben FRENCH was born about 1802. Reuben married Catherine
        WATKINS 1 Feb 1820. Frances died in 1878
        4i. Margaret Burgess FRENCH was born 9 Oct 1807 in Loudoun County,
        Virginia. Margaret married Sydnor GARRETT in 1834 in Fauqier
        County, Virginia. Sydnor was born 8 Apr 1808 in Loudoun County,
        Virginia the son of Henry GARRETT AND Caroline Matilda
        MOFFETT. Sydnor died 22 Apr 1861 in Clarke County, Virginia.
        Margaret died 8 July 1880 at Orleans, Fauquier County, Virginia.

        The House of Burgesses, by Michael BURGESS 1994 page 9 & 14.

        2b. Elizabeth ELLIS was born about 1680 in Stafford County, Virginia. Elizabeth
        married Dade MASSEY Senior about 1700.
        2c. Charles ELLIS Junior was born about 1682 in Stafford County, Virginia.
        Charles Junior died about 1734 in Stafford County, Virginia.
        2d. Mary ELLIS was born about 1686 in Stafford County, Virginia
        2e. Sarah ELLIS was born about 1688 in Stafford County, Virginia
        Sarah married Anthony BUCKNER about 1705 in Stafford County, Virginia.
        Anthony BUCKNER died 1 Dec 1734 in Saint Paul’s Parish, Stafford County,
        Virginia.
        3a. John BUCKNER was born about 1710 in Stafford County, Virginia
        3b. Sarah BUCKNER was born about 1712 in Stafford County, Virginia.
        Sarah married Thomas PRICE 31 Dec 1734 in Saint Paul’s Parish, Stafford
        County, Virginia.
        3c. Anthony BUCKNER was born about 1714 in Stafford County, Virginia.
        2f. Susannah ELLIS born about 1690 in Stafford County, Virginia married Richard
        TODD

CAPTAIN CHARLES ELLIS

Although thorough research has been done on the immigrants coming into the
Northern Neck of Virginia, mainley in the books "Pioneers and Cavaliers" Vols
I and II by Neil Nugent, there is no name of a Charles Ellis. There are many
ELLIS's who came in under the Certificates and Rights System but nothing this
researcher could find that would connect them with Charles ELLIS, our ancestor
in Stafford County, Virginia.

From the court records of Stafford County, compiled by Sparacio, there are many
references to Charles ELLIS which I will abstract and point out the important
ones. The first citation of Charles ELLIS is on:

23 Mar 1688 - Charles Ellis witnessed an inventory.

12 Mar 1689 - Charles ELLIS witnessed deed of sale of land from Francis DADE on
the western side of the Upper Machotick Neck in Stafford County.

10 Mar 1690 - Thomas ELLIS, appointed to serve as Constable of the lower
precinct of St Paul's Parish and was sworn in by William BUCKNER, Justice of
Stafford County.

9 July 1690 - Charles Ellis testified in court as a witness.

2 Apr 1691 - Charles Ellis and Rebecca Ellis witnessed deed of sale of land by
George King on Fork of Machotick Dam, Stafford County (Rebecca could possibly
have neen Charles Ellis's first wife and the mother of his children.)

11 May 1692-12 Dec 1692 Charles Ellis is a witness for a deed of sale from
Francis Dade on the Upper Machotick and a witness for William Buckner

May 1698 through 1700 - Charles Ellis appeared as a witness five separate times
in Court.

9 Oct 1700 - "Indenture made in the 12th year of our Soveryn Lord, King William
- witness that I William Brent, of County Stafford, of the one part, have let
and set unto Thomas ELLIS Senior and Mary Ellis and Thomas Ellis, Jr. all of
the said county, for and during their natural lives and lonvest liver of them
300 acres of land, part of a patent of land pertaining to me William Brent,
lying on the Potomac River, the said 300 acres bieng the most southerly part
thereof and to gegin at a gut in a marsh binding Dade Massey's land - southwest
to the back line of the Grand Divident of which this 300 acres is part,
together with all privileges of hunting, hawking, fishing and fowling within
said premises - to pay yearly if lawfully demanded the quit rent of said land
to the lord's of the fee." This indenture was made in the presence of John
Washington, Charle Ellis, and Robert Brent, and was signed William Brent.
(This meant that Thomas Ellis and their son, Thomas Jr. had the right to farm
300 acres of land together with all the privileges and might or might not have
to pay a yearly quit rent for the land. It was signed in the presence of
Charles Ellis. Perhaps Thomas Ellis wwas his father or his brother. There
must have been some relationship there.

30 Sep 1701 - "At Williamsburg, Colonel Francis NIcholson, Governor of Virginia
appointed the following gentlemen as a Commissio of the Peace for Stafford
County." Charles Ellis was appointed one of the twelve men to serve on this
commission together with George Mason, John Washington, Edward Hart and William
Bunbury. This commission was very active in monthly meetings from September
1701 through March of 21703, so there are many citations of Captain Charles
Ellis who was also an officer in her Majesty, Queen Anne's Militia for Stafford
County.

20 Mar 1702 - A deed of sale by William Baltrop of Staffor County was
witnessed in the presence of Joyce Ellis and Charles Ellis. From Oct 1702
through Sep 1707 Charles Ellis acted as Sheriff of Stafford County. It is to
be remembered that he witnessed the will of our ancestor Edmund Kelley I
18 Sep 1706.

12 May 1703 - Will of Joyce Picket. "I, Joyce Pickett, being sick in body give
to Joyce Ellis one half crown - I give and bequeath all my estate, real and
personal, to Thomas Duncomb, my son, except for one book. I give and bequeath
to John Jones a book called "The Saints of Everlasting Rest". I appoint Thomas
Duncomb my lawful executor." It is signed Joyce Pickeett. From this will we
know that Joyce (Duncomb)) was married to Charles Ellis by May of 1703. And if
Rebecca, previously mentioned, was his first wife, she was now deceased for . .

6 Nov 1705 - Thomas Ellis, together with William Buckner and Dade Massey
witnessed the will of Gilbert Alsup. Thus, Thomas Ellis was still alive at
that date.

We know from the records of Cossum Bennett, Dade Massey and Anthony Buckner
gave up theif sharee of the estate of Charles Ellis which was due them for
marrying his daughters. Perhaps the answer lies in the fact that Charles
Ellis, for all his honors left a very small estate indeed.

20 May 1708 - "An inventory of estate of Captain Ellis, lately deceased,
appraised by us as subscribers. An account of what the widow Ellis lays by her
paraphernalia; one bed and furniture, one little table, one trunk, one chair,
one pot with one leg, one dish, and one plate and one skillet, one little pair
of tongs, one fire shovel, one pail, an old frying pan, and one old brass
camdlestick. These goods, with the inventory, was exbibited into court the 8th
day of September 1708 as the true and perfect inventory of the estate of
Charles Ellis Deceased, and was valued and totaled at 10,595 (pounds of
tobacco).

29 Sep 1734-

        The will of CHARLES ELLIS, JR of Stafford County, being sick, but of
        perfect memory, do make this my last will and testament. I give unto my
        God-son Rice Hooe, the son of John Hooe, my negro boy George, to him and
        his heirs. I give to Leigh Massey, my God-son, the son of Dade Massey,Jr.
        my negro woman Sarah and her increase to him and heirs. Item, I give unto
        John Alsop my chest and all my wearing clothes. I give unto Elizabeth
        Massey my sister, my feather bed and furniture and one cow and calf, the
        best I have. My will is that after my just debts and funeral expenses be
        paid that the remaining part of my estate be equally divided between
        Richard Todd's three children that he had by my sister Susy. I do appoint
        John Hooe executor of this my will. It is signed by Charles Ellis in the
        presence of Dade Massey and Robert Massey, and was presented into court
        and probated on 12 November 1734.

8 Jul 1735 "Inobedience to an order of court to us directed, we, the
subscribers met at the house of Charles Ellis, deceased, and invnetoried and
appraised the estate of said Ellis as follows: items listed and valued totalled
64 pounds, 9 shillings sterling.

Thus from the will of Charles Ellis Jr. and the names of the three daughters,
who married Anthony Buckner, Dade Massey and COSSUM BENNETT we can determine
the names of the surviving children of Charles Ellis and his first wife, whose
name was possibly Rebecca.

Capt Charles Ellis was possible born in Virginia about 1668. He was married
first about 1686 in Stafford County and his first wife name was possibly
Rebecca_________. Rebecca probably died about 1697. and CAPT CHARLES ELLIS
took his second wife, Joyce Duncomb, by whom he had no surviving children or no
children of record. The following are the surviving children of Captain
Charles ELLIS of Stafford County.

      1. Katherine Ellis b c. 1688 Stafford County - m c. 1706 Cossum
      Bennett - died after Jul 1718

      2. Elizabeh Ellis b c. 1690 Stafford County - m. before 1708 Dade
      Massey Senior died before 13 May 1735.

      3. Mary Ellis b c. 1692 Stafford County married beofree 1708
      Anthony Buckner.

      4. Charles Ellis, Junior b c. 1694 Stafford County, unmarried will proved
      12 Nov 1734.

      5. Susan Ellis b c. 1696 Stafford County, married Richard TODD
      died before 1734

page 419 Mary Ellis daughter of Charlest Ellis deceased.
My mother in law of Charles Ellis my right to further estate 7 Jun 1708.

Signed Anthony Buckner Mary Ellis

By a writing dated the 30th September 1701 at Williamsburg, Color Francis Nicholson, Governor of Virginia, appointed the following gentlemen as a Commission of the Peace for Stafford County, Virginia
John Waugh Junior
Charles Ellis

Charles Ellis' first wife was name was Rebecca. His second wife and widow was named Joyce. Mason's wife Catherine was the widow of Cossum Bennett This is revealed in the court order books of Westmoreland County. This record reads in part as follows: The Suite in chancery between William Bennett one of the Sons of Cossum Bennett decd Compt. and Mason ƒƒrench and Katherine his wife late Relict of the Said Cossum Bennett Respondents being of Consent of parties at May Court are Refered to Colo Henry Fitzhugh Capt Henry Fitzhugh and Capt Anthony Thornton all of Stafford County and their award to be Returned to this Court and Made the Decree of the Said Court...Said Award being now Returned in Writing...We do award and Order that the above named Mason and Katherine ƒƒrench do pay to...Wm Bennett the Sum thirteen pounds Six Shilling and four pence three farthings as a fifth part of the personal Estate of his father Cossum Bennett Decd:...do also award and order the sd Mason & Katherine to deliver two negros viz. Frank and Nan to William Bennett as his part of the negros belonging to his ƒƒathers Estate of aforesaid three (Viz) Boss, Will & Selah being by an Equal Division of all the negros allotted to the Other Son Cossume as his part and as to Katherine ƒƒrench above Named as her dower of her Decd husbands Estate and we do also award & order that a third part of all the Lands belonging to the above Named Cossume Bennet Decd. be allotted to the above Named Katherine as her Dower of her Dec(d husbands Lands and that the Said William Bennet do get Capt John Washington Capt Anthony Thornton & Mr. Townsend Washington of Stafford County to Make the Said alottment and We Do also award that Each of these Said parties Shall bear Suit own coorderd Charges in any wise relating to or Covering the promise & lastly We do award and order that the Said William Bennett and Mason and Katherine ƒƒrench at the receipt of the Said Money & Division and alottment of the Said Land and Negros as aforsaid Shall in fource of Law Execute Each to the other of them Generall Release Sufficient in Law for Releasing by each... Mason and Catherine had custody of property in the form of slaves and personality, due Catherine's four children by Cossum Bennett. William Bennett was joined in his petition for the division of property by John Rose, who petitioned on behalf of his wife Lucy. The parties agreed to have an arbitrator decide for them. Catherine and Mason lived on her dower share of Cossum Bennett's estate in Westmoreland County, on Machodock Creek. Boundary line changes over the years now places this land in King George County. In 1708 Cossum Bennett, Catherine's then husband, relinquished his interest in the estate of Charles Ellis to the widow, Joyce Ellis. These two records identify Catherine French as nee Ellis, the widow of Cossum Bennett. Charles Ellis was appointed lieutenant in the Stafford County Rangers. He was part of a group of militiamen ...called to Treat about these affairs to prevent all Incursions and mischief which might done or used by any Indians or Enemy whatsoever against any of the Inhabitants of this government and did order and appoint that all the Justices and Militia officers should be called together to consult and Treat about the best ways and means to prevent all manner of damages or further mischief which might be done by an Indians whatsoever... By 1701 Ellis was sheriff of Stafford County. A baptismal record created by Catherine's son, Cossum Bennett and wife, Katherine Bunbury, where they name a son Charles Ellis Bennett, 23 August 1752, serves to corroborate Catherine's identity as nee Ellis. Margaret R. Amundson, CGsm is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by Board-certified associates after periodic proficiency evaluations.

dates and names noted and assembled in chronological order.
MARGARET (?) PROSSER, MILLER, FRENCH AND LATER SOMMERVILLE:
28 August 1673 John Prosser signed his will and named four sons including a
son Anthony.
30 June 1677 Prosser's will presented for probate.
16 February 1679 Simon Miller signed his will and named six Miller children
as well as his wife's son Anthony Prosser.
30 November 1683 Margaret as widow of Simon enters into a lease agreement
with Andrew Harrison.
7 May 1684 Simon Miller's will accepted for probate.
5 March 1684/5 Margaret's last appearance in the records as relict of Simon
Miller.
6 May 1685 Hugh French in court on behalf of the widow of Simon Miller whom
he married.
SYMON MILLER FAMILY

Old Rapphannock County Deed Book 1682-1686
page 30-31 Edwin Conway of Northumberland at the collony of Virginia patent for nine hundred acres in land in Rappa beginning at Tocapacon Springcredibly informed runss and intrences considerably into a tract of fower hundred and fourty acres formed survey for My Miller now know yee that I the said Edwin Conway doe for diverse good causes me thereunto most especially moving have granted unto Symon Miller of Rappa County aforesaid heir heirs evey part and parcell of land to me appertaining with tin the boudns and contents of the tract of fower hundre and fourty acres of of land to have and to hold unto the said Symon Miller his he is forever and for the better ensureing I said Edwin Conay doe make and appoint my loveing friend Cap Edmund Craske my true and lawful attorney. 30 day of Mar 1683. Edward Conway
signed in presence of
Edwin Thacker
Alice x Tomizon her marke.

    Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will Book 1682-1687 pp 13-15

    Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will Book 1682-1687 pp 13-15

IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen. The last Will & Testament of Symon Miller of the
Freshes of Rappa aged Seaven and thirty yeares or thereabout being of true and perfect memory doe in the first place commit my Soule unto God as a Mercifull Creator relying upon Jesus Christ my Redeemer by whose precious blood I hope to be saved, I commit my Body to the earth to be decently buried I doe will and bequeath as follows:
Item I give unto my Sonn, Symon Miller, halfe the devidend of land I now live
on to him and his heires for ever. Any my Son Symon Miller, to cleare and
plant as he shall think fitting in his Mothers Life time upon the said Devidend excepting the Plantation. And Further I give to my Son, Symon, a sorrill Mare with a white blaze on the face and all her increase to him forever. And in case I dye it is my will that my Son, Symon be sent the next five years for England.

Item I give and bequeath to my Sonn, William Miller, the other halfe divident
of land to him and his heires forever and a Chessnut Mare with her Increase
forever and full power I give to my Son William Miller to clear and plant as he shall think fitting upon any part of the said devidend.

Item I give unto my son, John Miller, two hundred acres of land adjoyning to
Doctor Reynolds to him and his heirs forever and a black mare with a hook brand on the near buttock with her increase forever.

Item I give unto my Daughter, Susanna Miller fouwer hundred eight acres and a
halfe of land being the halfe devidend of land adjoyning to Col Cadwalldr Jon
on the head of Pumans Inn to her and her heirs forever.
And my old Mare with her increase for ever.

Item, I give to my daughter Isabella Miller, the other halfe of the devident at Pumans Inn to her and her heires for ever, and a black mare about two years old and her increase forever, The Mare is branded with LM on her near Buttock.

Item I give unto my daughter Margaret Miller, two hundred acres of land on back of my land adjoyning to Doctor Reynolds to her and her heires for ever and a brown mare branded LM with her increase for ever.

And Last of all I leave my wife full Executrix, and the rest of my Estate I
give my wife to bring up my chilredn and to be at her disposing after my
decease my debts and other my estate to be devided equally betwixt my children.

It is my will that the three Mares given to my son will and my son John and my
daughter Susan that the foales they go with all shall goe into the stock and if any of them being a Mare foale it is to be given to my wifes son ANTHONY
PROSSER and if they doe bring a mare foale my wife as she thinkgs fitting is to dispose of so much of the stock to purchase her sonn Anthony a mare foale. And all the male increase of all the smares, except my son Symon to goe into ye said former stock till my children come to the age of fourteen then male and female of the children to have ye full increase and if any of these children dy before they come of lawfull age then that estate land or mare to be equally devided among the survivors and if any of the childrens mare dy then my wife is to by out of the said stock to make good the same.

And to the sons of Mr Prosser every one of them are to have a heifer delivered to them one after another when they come ti eighteen years of age to be delived by executors after my decease.

Item I give unto my wife Margaret Miller the plantation and houses I not live
in during her natural life. And in case she should mary one that should lett
the house and orchard goe to Ruin then she is to return to her thirds according And I make James Ashton overseer over my estate and children and the overseer Jas Ashton to dispose of the children at sixteen years of age as he shall think fitt but in case the said Mr James Ashton dyeth en the children to be at their own disposing if they lie to goe to any handy craft trade they have a mind unto.
Sealed and delivered in the presence of us
       Nathaniell Tomlin
       Francis Thornton SYMON MILLER
       James Taylor

Mr Francis Thornton aged about32 yeares or thereabouts saith that on Febby 18
1679 was at the house of Capt Symon Millers and he then and there called me
into his inner room and presented this Will to me and said it was his which
accordingly I witnessed it further saith not. FRANCIS THORNTON
Juratus est THORNTON in Cur Com Rappa quinto die 7bris Anno 1683

I the Subscriber doe hereby testifie and declare that I did see with testar
signed and publish this with in mentioned to be his last Will and Testament and that he was then in perfect sense and memory to the best of this deponts
knowledge and Further saith not JAMES TAYLOR

Juratus est TAYLOR in Cur Com Rappa 7 die Maii Ano 1684 Probtr Sacrament
Recordatr xx2 die May Ano 1684
        TEST WM COLSTON Cl Cur

Margaret married

(1) John PROSSER
(2) Symon MILLER
(3) Daniel GAINES
(4) Hugh FRENCH

From Index to Marriages of Old Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia,
1655-1900, by Eva Eubank Wilkerson, there are the following entries, just as
written:

1686, MILLER, SIMON, His relict married Hugh French (Book O 1, p. 248)

1686, FRENCH, HUGH, Married widow of Simon Miller (Book D 18, p. 326)

1686, GAINES, MARGARET, Widow of Daniel, married John Dangerfield (Book O 1,
p. 184) (and the reverse entry under JOHN DANGERFIELD, citing same book &
page)

Each entry has the 1686 date. The author states O is for Court Orders and D
for deeds and that the records are in the Record Room of the Court House in
Tappahannock, VA.