Thank you for posting the names of Bennett Boggs & Elizabeth Samford.
Based on the information below, I believe that Samuel Samford/Sanford, Sr. was married to Sarah Keene, d/o William Keene and Elizabeth Rogers Keene (later married to Thomas Banks).Her sister Elizabeth was probably married to Thomas Lee, not Samuel Samford.Please see Sarah Keene Samford's brother's will lastly mentioned here.
23 May 1720.Will of Elizabeth BANKS, of St. Stephens Parish, Northumberland Co., VA; Will dated 23 May 1720, proved 20 July 1720.
--Son John KEENE all my land in “Mattaponie” and half the stock of cattle and hogs to me belonging which are on said land, and negroes Violet and Harry, to him and his heirs.The above with what I have already given him to be his childs part of my estate.If after my death he should try and recover any other part of my estate, the land and negroes given to him to go to my grandson William KEENE and his heirs.
--Daughter Hannah BUSHROD negroes Hager, Hannah, Patrick, and Tony, to her and her heirs.Also the best of my wearing apparel as linen, silk, and wollen.
--Grandson Giles SAMFORD nego woman Rachel, to be delivered to him when he shall attain the age of twenty one years.
--To Samuel SAMFORD, Senr., and each of his three eldest sons, one shilling apiece.
--Grandson John and Samuel SAMFORD, one piece of Garlic Holland to each of them.
--Granddaughter Elizabeth LEE [m. Thomas Lee, s/o Charles Lee and Elizabeth Metstand] the thirty pounds I lent her husband, together with my negro woman Bess and her son called Billey, one feather bed and furniture vizt: bed, bolster, rugg, blankets, one pair of sheets, two pillows, one suit curtains and vallens, and bedstead.
--Granddaughter Elizabeth SAMFORD, negro girl Dido, to be delivered to her at the age of eighteen years or day of marriage, which shall happen first.
--Grandchildren John and Elizabeth WOODBRIDGE, each a gold ring, John to have the one with the motto “Lett love abide till Death Divide.”
What I have bequeathed to my son in law Samuel SAMFORD and his children (my grandchildren), shall be their full share of my estate.
--Grandson William KEENE, tract of land which I bought of my son in law John BUSHROD, to him and his heirs, and he is to have all the residue of my estate real and personal either in Breat Brittain or Virginia or elsewhere.
My mulatto man John SPENCE to be free imediately after my decease.
Grandson William KEENE, executor.Wit:Henry BOGGES, Mathew GRIFFIN, and Thos. SORRELL. Page 127 of the original record.(Northumberland County, VA Wills and Administrations 1713-1749, Compiled and Published by James F. Lewis and J. Motley Booker, M.D., 1967, pp. 23-24)
[Per William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 1. (Jul., 1899),pp. 42-4745:
On “Cypress Farm” at the head of Garner’screek, near the site of the early Keene residence, two heavy slabs are to be seen, one of them partly overgrown by a large persimmon tree.One of them has this inscription:
Here lyeth the body of
William Keene, the eldest Son
of Thomas and Mary Keene
Born in Kent in Maryland
the 10th day of march anno
Dom.1642, Who marryed
Eliza, the Daughter of John
Rogers Gent.and Ellin his
Wife of Northumberland Co.
in Virginia by Whome he had
two Sons and four daughters
And dyed ye 8 day of Feb.
1684 in ye two and Fortieth
year of his Age.
The other tomb, lying near by the above, shows lettering remarkably clear and distinct, as
HERE LYETH THE BODY
OF THOMAS BANKS GENT.THE ONLY SON OF THOMAS BANKS
GENT AND DORATHY (sic!) HIS WIFE
WAS BORN AT WOODSTOCK WILTSHIRE ON ST.GILEIS
DAY.ANNO DOM, 1642
AND SERVED Seven Yeares an
Apprentice to Mr.Wallistone Mercht
in Southampton.And after came into
Verginia, where he married three
Wives, the last of which he tooke
to Wife Eliza (1) the Relict of William
Keene, dec’d, daughter of
John Rogers Gent, and Ellin his
Wife of Northumberland County in
Verginia,Was marryed the 8 day
of december 1687 and dyed the
20 of September.Anno Dom.
1697 In the 56 Year of his age
as also these two Versers.As I in
Sorrow for thee have been distrest.
If god Permit me Lye by the to rest.
(1) Mrs.Elizabeth Banks, after enduring two widowhoods, died in 1722 (will probated March15, 1722).Her sons by Wm.Keene were William and John.Her daughter Hannah married Col. John Bushrod, of Bushfield, in Westmoreland,Elizabeth married ----- Lee.Another daughter married Samuel Samford, and the fourth daughter married John Woodbridge.Her father, Major John Rogers, was an early settler in Northumberland, and long served as one of the justices.A small creek tributary to hull’s creek is still known by the name of Rogers, the plantation and home of the early justice having been on its banks.It seems very probably that Elizabeth Keene was the wife of Charles Lee, youngest son of the immigrant Richard Lee.]
Add 25 Oct 1725. Will of Wm. KEENE of Northumberland Co., VA dated 25 Oct 1725; proved 16 Feb 1725/26.Mentions:
-- Sister Eliza LEE and her heirs—all that part of land I had of her in Lancaster County
-- SISTER Ann METCALF and her heirs—the remaining part of my land in Lancaster County, it being that part I had of her.
-- Daughter Elizabeth KEENE—ten negroes: Tom, Lansdell, Moll, Merear, Sary, Dick, Letty, Isaac, Judy & Nelly.My daughter to remaine in the hands of William BALL, Jr. and twelve months after probate of my will, her estate to be delived to said BALL.
-- Son Newton KEENE—two hundred and fifty acres of land in Cherry Point known as “Cods”, eight negroes:Billicom, Winny, Will, Joyce, Cate, Sam, Harry, & Tony.Two good feather beds with bolsters, pillows, pillow cases, two pair sheets, blankets, and ruggs, all my plate except six spoons marked TB and ten sheep.During my son'’ minority, his estate to remain in the hands of my wife Elizabeth KEENE and Capt. Thomas NEWTON, and if they die before my son comes of age, I leave my son and his estate in the hands of MY BROTHER THOMAS MARTIN and one who the said Newton shall appoint.
-- Wife Elizabeth KEENE—four negroes:Billy, George, Samson, and Jenney, to her and her heirs, the plantation whereon I now live containing two hundred and forty acres during her natural life, and at her decease to my son Newton KEENE and his heirs.Also wife to have five negroes:Fillis, Joan, Nanne, Little Jeny, and Violet, during her natural life, and at her decease to my son and his heirs.
-- Mulatto Charles to be free at the age of twenty-four years.
-- Slave Tom to be free at the age of thirty one years and to be transported to Maryland
-- Wife—all rest of my estate , and she paying my debts.My estate is not to be appraised.
Witnesses:John CRALLE, Samuel BONUM, John CRALLE, Jr., and Parrish GARNER. (Wills of Northumberland Co., VA pp. 36-37—get rest of info)
[My notes:Sister Eliza Lee was married to Thomas Lee b. 1679 at Dividing Creek (Cobb’s Hall), Northumberland Co. and was the son of Col. Charles Lee and Elizabeth Medstand, he died 16 Jun 1733 Northumberland Co, VA . Thomas Lee m. Elizabeth Keene.Sister Anne Metcalfe was married 1st to William Metcalfeand second to William Taite.Also note about Charles Lee:17 Oct 1701.Motion of Mrs. Eliza. Lee Exor of Capt. Charles Lee, dec’d by John Turberville, a Probate to her of the will no proved by witnesses, but appears to the Court to be his will.Source:Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Series 2, Vol. 1, Northumberland Co., VA, 1678-1713, by Lindsay O. Duvall, 1979, by the Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC, p. 86]]
Is this Bennett Boggs'mother?:
11 Feb 1742/43.Will of Mary BOGGES of Cherry Point in St. Stephen’s Parish, dated 11 feb 1742/43; proved 10 Mar 1742/43.
-- Daughter Elizabeth ANDERSON my riding horse, side saddle, bridle and saddle cloth, one cow and calf, three ews and lambs to be wholy at her disposal, and the horse to be used by no other person but the said Elizabeth Anderson.
-- Son Thomas BOGGES—six ews and lambs
-- Son Bennet BOGGES—one shilling current money [his will dtd 18 Oct 1744, Northumberland Co. was witnessed by Wm. Taite.]
-- Son Robert BOGGES—one shilling current money
-- Son Henry BOGGES—one shilling current money
-- Daughter Ruth—my mare
-- Son John BOGGES—my horse Jolly
Rest of my estate to my son John BOGGES and my daughter Ruth BOGGES, let it consist of whatever kind of negros and chattel, to be equally divided between them.William HUGHLETT, William TAITE, and my son John BOGGES, executors.Wit:Rebecka CRUTES and Barbara JONES. ( Northumberland Co., VA, Wills and Administrations 1713-1749, Compiled and published by James F. Lewis and J. Motley Booker, M.D., 1967, p. 133]