Here is some info on Elizabeth Gilliam and her connections to the West family
Elizabeth Gilliam, daughter of John and Margery Gilliam, married first a Mr. West and they were the parents of two known children. Their son John West was born about 1673.
Elizabeth was the wife of William Bevin by 6 November 1679 when he and his wife, Elizabeth, sold land he bought from William Randolph in three tracts of 100 acres each to George Hunt, James Franklin, and Nicholas Dyson.
William, a tithable in Henrico County in 1679,died by 1 February 1685/6 when the Henrico County court granted his widow, Elizabeth, probate of her late husband’s estate.His will made 11 May 1685 named wife, Elizabeth, daughter Elizabeth, and sons Matthew and William Bevin.
Twice widowed and the mother of at least five, Elizabeth was by 1685 married to Francis Maybury who was in the Colony by October 1679 when John Pleasants and John Haddellsey submitted his name as a headright to secure a land patent in Henrico County.
Will of Elizabeth Maybury
6 June 1713
In the name of God, Amen: I Elizabeth Maybury, widow and relict of Francis Maybury, late of Surry County. deceased, being weak of body but of sound mind and memory, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say:
Item First I bequeath my soul to God that gave it me, believing remission of sins and everlasting life by the merritts death and passion of Jesus Christ, my Lord and only Saviour.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Charles Maybury my Indian slave named Robin to him and his heirs forever, also one featherbed and furniture, curtaines and vallance excepted, as also my riding horse named Paul and one well fixtt gunn.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Hinshaw Maybury, my Indian slave named Jack to him and his heirs forever, also the featherbed and furniture as to my son Charles, as also one gray mare about a year old and now running with my old mare, and one well fixt gunn.
Item I give to my son George Maybury one featherbed and furniture as to my sons above men’d, also one young horse named Dearich, as also one long gunn now in my house, also to my said son three cows and the largest iron pott and hooks and racks that I have now in my house.
Item I give to my daughter Judith one bed I commonly lye on. with all the furniture thereto belonging, one Indian girl called Nan now about five year, to serve my old mare, one iron kettle, one pr pott racks, also my pewter & three cows.
Item I give and bequeath to my two sons, Charles and Hinshaw, to each of them three cows and my will is that all the rest of my cattle be equally divided by my two brothers, John and Hinshaw Gilliam, between my four children above mentioned, as also my sheep except five, which are to be first set apart for my son Francis Maybury [I] desire also may be divided amongst my four children above by my two bothers, John and Hinshaw, or the survivors of them.
Item I give to my son Francis Maybury over and above the five sheep, all my carpenters. coopers, and joyners tools, and one long table and form and one silver dram cup.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Eliz. Paine, widow, my largest gold ring.
Item I give to my son Francis West my smallest gold ring.
Item I give to my daughter Mary one Pr. of Womens …
Item I give to my daughter Ann all my weaving tackle.
Item I give and bequeath to my son John West one gold ring I formerly lent him and now in his possession. Also one pound and a half of drest flax, also one cowbell without a clapper.
All the rest of my estate of what nature or quality soever after my just debts and funeral expenses are first satisfied and paid, I give to be equally divided amongst my four children, Charles, Hinshaw, George and Judith, and the division to be made by my brothers, John and Hinshaw Gilliam, whom I leave as trustees to my two sons, Charles and Hinshaw Maybury, and I do appoint my two sons to be sole, Executors of this my Last Will and Testament. hereby revoking all other or former wills by me made. In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and affixt my seal, this 6th day of June Anno 1713.
My will is that all my wearing linnen be equally divided between my two daughters Judith and Ann.
Elizabeth “E” Maybury
Sealed with a wafer.
Signed, Sealed, and Published in the Presence of Henry Walthall, John Bolling, Susan Featherstone
John West, son of Elizabeth Gilliam West Bevin Maybury, was 20 years of age, when he swore 1 February 1693/4 that he heard Dr. Irby say that he would charge no more than 1,400 pounds of tobacco to cure Elizabeth Maybury and her daughter of distemper.
West was serving in a company of dragoons in Charles City County in 1701.
John West of Prince George County sold 200 acres in Bristol Parish to Instant Hall 13 June 1720. The deed described the tract as land given to Elizabeth Gilliam by her father John Gilliam Sr.Mary, wife of John West, appointed Robert Munford to represent her in the deed.Both John and Mary were illiterate.
The births of two children of John and Mary West are in the Bristol Parish Register.
Sixty years old by 1734, John was no longer charged the Bristol Parish levy.
John and his family settled in Amelia County where John left a will naming sons John, Robert, and William West, and daughters, Lorena West, Leney Irby, and Agnes Clanton (will dated 3 Aug. 1742,recorded 18 Feb. 1742/3 ).
Named also was grandson Abraham West, and Richard Dennis, the executor. His estate inventory named four slaves.