Henry marriage to Sarah widow of Thomas Orphan Meador. here Court House in Tappahannock, Essex County, Virginia.
p.193: Swallow Forked on both ears overkeeled on the right ear pr pr marke of the catle belonging to Susanna Meador daughter of Thomas Meador decd cropt on the right ear and a slitt in the crop and underkeeled in same ear and a hole in the left ear is the ppr mark of the catle belonging to Mary Meador daughter of Thomas Meador decd. A flower de Luce on the right ear and cropt on the left ear is the proper mark of catle belonging to John Meador Son of Thomas Meador decd
The above records were in contemplation of widow, Mrs. Sarah Meadors upcoming marriage to her second husband, Henry Awbrey/Aubry. Second marriage often required a "Marriage Contract," to insure the heirs of a first marriage, their inheritance. 1664 Feb 27 - Old Rappahannock Co, Va - (1656-1664), pt.2 p.353-354:
“Old Rappahannock Co., VA-July 24, 1675
These presents witnesseth that I Henry Aubry of Rappa County in Virginia for the affection and true love I beare to my son Richard Aubrey I gave him one two year old Mare commonly called and knowne Bonny marked HA in the neare flank and one yearling heifer cropt on both years and underkeeled and overkeeled on both ears & a slit on one year with all their increase male and female to him the said Richard Awbry and his heirs forever excepting the first Mare Colt that the mare brings to myself or my order and the male Cattel that comes of the heifer until the said Richard be fourteen years of age to the Truth I have hereunto put my hand and seal this 24th day of June 1675 Wit: Richard White, Addra White
Richard Awbrey was fourteen years of age at the time of this deed of gift. Exactly fourteen years would have placed his birth at 1661,
So if the marriage was 1664 Feb 27 and Richard was born abt 1661 there Sarah is not Richard mother one thing
Thomas the Orphan Meador father was Thomas the Younger and mother was a Sarah too. here is her will
13 Apr 1662 - 12 Jul 1662(Old Rappahannock Co, Va. DB Part II of 1656-1664:187-188) Apr. 13, 1662. These presents Witnesseth that I Sarah MEADER Widdow Wife of Thomas MEADER the Younger leately deced in the County of Rappa.
I Sarah MEADER do bind & oblige myself my Exrs. or Admrs. to confirme unto my Son John MEADER Sone unto Thomas MEADER lateley deced one yoak of Oxen & one gun Seaven foot by the barrell to be delivered unto my Son John MEADER when he comes of age & furthermore I give as my full act & deed unto
my Eldest Daughter Susanna MEADER one red Cow called Cherry & her Cow Calf & increase to my aforesaid Daughter only excepting the male of the catle to fall unto me the above said Sarah MEADER untill my Daughter be full Eleven years of age & after the expiracon of the aforesaid years male & female to fall unto my Eldest Daughter Susanna MEADER. Item I give unto my youngest Daughter Mary MEADER Daughter of the above said Thomas MEADOR one Black heaffer named Slippey she & her increase to my youngest only the male
Excepted to fall unto I the said Sarah MEADER untill my youngest Daughter be fully nine years of age & after the Expiracon of the aforesaid nine years male & female to fall unto Mary MEADER & if it shall please God that my Eldest Daughter shall dye in her minority that all her Catle & their increase shall fall unto her Sister Mary MEADER and likewise in case it should please God that my youngest Daughter Mary MEADER should dye in her minority that her Catle unto my Eldest Daughter Susanna MEADER & furthermore in case that my youngest Daughter Mary MEADER her heiffer should miscarry before she comes to perfeccon that there shall another heiffer or Cow of the same age & her increase to be made good as aforesaid to my Daughter Mary MEADER ï¿½ to be recorded in Court the first or second Courte ensuing the date hereof by any person that I the said Sarah MEADER shall appoint always provided that there be severall marks nominate & recorded for the abovesaid Childrens Catle them & their increase. In confirmacon I Sarah MEADER bind myself my hand this 13th day of Aprill 1662.
In presence of Abraham COOMBE Sarah [T] MEADER William CLAWSON
These Presents testifieth that I, Sarah MEADER, late wife of Thomas MEADER dec'd. in the County of Rappa. oblige myself to give & allow my children a sufficient & compleat maintenance in every respect as all other ought to do and further more to give them four years a piece Education in learning according as the Country doth afford. In confirmation whereof I Sarah MEADER do bind & oblige myself my heirs or assignes for the performance of this above menconed In presence of Abraham COMBE [sic] /s/ Sarah (+) MEADER
William CLAWSON. Recorded July 12, 1662
(Old Rappahannock County Deed Abstracts 1656-1664, Part II, Ruth & Sam Sparacio, The Antient Press, McLean, VA)
Notes: The above Thomas & Sarah (-----) MEADER family have not yet been identified, but were presumably closely related to John MEADOR whom Abraham COMBS termed his "brother in law" in 1683 (See Below). See also Old Rappa Co VA re William CLAWSON of Worcester (Maryland>Delaware or EN?) and Maryland
Henry Awbrey children and first wife
The National Society of Washington Family Descendants Charles Hoppin's "Washington Ancestry" Vol 1(pub 1932)
On page 367 of the same book, "Mr. Henry Awbrey married in England a wife whose name, together with dates of their deaths in Virginia, have not been found. Their children, however, are clearly recorded--Richard, John, Francis, a daughter who married Philip Maguire, and, perhaps another daughter (Alice) who married Mr.Thomas Gouldman. John and Francis who came found this book are father and son. Henry brother John had son name Francis. The daughter who married was Alice who married Thomas Gouldman. Thomas and Alice were the parents of Francis Gouldman.
As for Philip Maguire marry Henry Francis daughter. Wonder if they came to Amercia and their child is the one who married Susan Meador daugther of Sarah and Orphan Thomas Meador
Mary daugther of Sarah and Orphan Thomas Meador married Francis Gouldman son of Thomas and Alice Awbrey Gouldman
So Francis Gouldman is Richard Aubrey step brother in law and his nephew
In Richard Aubrey will he mentions
"Item I give to my Brother John Meador all my wearing Cloaths that's made up as Shirts Drawers Coates breeches and one felt Hatt.
John was older then Richard as like his brother so Richard thought he was but not by blood
"Item I give to Mr. Francis Gouldman a ring of twelve shills price. This man is nephew and step brother in law
"Item I give to my Sister Maquire a ring of twelve shills price.
"Item I give to Phillip Maquire as much mixt Kersey now in the house as will make him a Coate and a new Carter Hatt in the Chest never worn.
It is know that Susanah Meador married Phillip Maquire but he talking her and his sister Frances?
"Item I give to my daughter Mary one Negro called Maria fifty pounds Ster. and four cowes and Calves to be paid her att the age of Eighteene yeares or the day of Marriage a feather bed and Furniture and my Silver Cup the money to be paid out of the Estate I give my wife.
She was not 18 or was not married when Richard died but she so married John Meador after Richard death John Meador first wife dead 1694 and Richard died after 1697 So John wait until she was of age then married her.