Name: Elizabeth LINTON 1
Birth: ABT 1697
Death: 1751 in Westmoreland, Virginia, USA 2
Extract from the Will of Elizabeth Lewis, Surles widow, proved 26 Mar 1751 (Westmoreland Co. Will and Deed BookNo. 11) "Item, I give to my son-in-law (stepson), Serils Lewis, a Negro boy named Will"
Hill, Lodowick Johnson, 1846-?
"The Hills of Wilkes County Georgia and Related Families" pp 211 - 215
Deed of Elizabeth Lewis, widow of Surles:
Prince William Co., Deed Book E, p. 231. This Indenture made 25th day of Oct. in the 14th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Second on the year of our Lord Christ 1740, between Charles McClellan of St. Paul's Parish in the Co. of Stafford, planter, of the one part and Elizabeth Lewis of the Parish of Washington in the Co. of Westmoreland, widow and relict of Surles Lewis, late of the sd Co. of Westmoreland, dec'd., of the other part. Whereas William Hackney (or Harkney) obtained a grant out of the office of the proprietors of the
Northern Neck of Va. bearing date the 11th day of March, 1722-'3 for 247 A. on Brent Town Run in the Co. of Stafford, now Prince William, etc.,
Said land (lying on both sides of the Brent Town Run) and has since by sundry conveyances come to the sd Charles McClelland party to these presents; Now the sd Charles McClelland sells to sd Elizabeth Lewis all that parcel afsd, 247 A. in the Co. of Prince William (except one small parcel thereof formerly sold by one George
Allen to James Macon or Mocon) being the land lately in the possession of the sd George Allen and whereon he lately dwelt, etc.,
(Signed) Chas. McClelland.
Wit.: Valentine Peyton, Thos. Stribling, Benj. Grayser, Jno. Hamilton.
Rec. April 27, 1741. 22£ 4s current money of Va. Marginal note says: "Touches Michael Dermont's Land 22£ lO shs."
Westmoreland Inventories and Accounts No. 2, p. 76:
To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come. Know ye that I , Elizabeth Lewis, widow of Westmoreland Co. and Washington Parish for Divers good causes and Considerations me hereunto moving but more Especially for the Goodwill I have to My Daughter Eliza Wooten and her children I do hereby these presents lend unto my above sd Daughter During her natural life one young negro woman named Jenny and her increase and after my sd Daughter's decease that the said Negro and Increase if any to be divided to the eldest children of the s'd Elizabeth's body to each one if as many negroes as children, if not the younger to go without, but my desire is that my gr. dau. Elizabeth Wootten may have if alive at that time her first choice of the sd negro or negroes if not the eldest but if there should be more negroes than children then I desire that my gr. dau. Elizabeth have all except to each of the above sd Children one. As Witness my hand and seal this . . . day of 1747.
(Signed) Elizabeth Lewis.
Test.: Original Wroe, Jane Wroe.
"Westmoreland, S. S. At a Court held for the sd County the 29th day of Nov., 1748, Elizabeth Lewis came into Court and Personally acknowledged this Deed of Gift of a negro to Eliza, Woten and ordered to be recorded. Reed the 27th day of Jany., 1748-'"9. George Lee, C. C. W.
Book S, p. 77.
To All Christian People to Whom these Presents shall come. Know ye that I Elizabeth Lewis Widow of Westmoreland Co. and Washington Parish, for Divers good Causes and Considerations me hereunto moving but more Especially for the good Will I bear to my Daughter-in-Law Sarah Render and her children I do here by these Presents Lend after my decease unto my above sd Daughter-in-Law during her Natural Life one young negro named Frank and her Increase Excepting the husband of the sd Sarah or herself should offer to sell or lend the sd Negro or increase to any person or Persons whatsoever if it should so happen that any of the above Persons should Endeavor to make away with any of the above sd negroes then shall immediately return to my Grand^on-in-law Lewis Render and his brothers and sisters to each of them one if there should be so many Negroes if not the younger to go without and in like manner if they should not endeavor to
sell the sd slaves that at the decease of ye sd Sarah Render that Lewis Render have his first choice and if more negroes than Children that the sd Lewis Render to have all but to each of the sd Sarah's children one.
As Witness my hand and seal this . . . of . . . 174 . . . .
(Signed) Elizabeth Lewis.
Wit.: Original Wroe, Jane Wroe.
Westmoreland County at a Court held for the sd Co. the 29th day of November, 1748, Elizabeth Lewis Came into Court and personally acknowledged this Deed of Gift of a negro to Sarah Render and her Children. Ordered to be recorded. Re- corded the 28th day of January, 1748/9. Test. George Lee, C. C. W.
Will of Elizabeth Lewis, widow of Surles:
Westmoreland Co. Va., Will Book No. 11, p. 288.
In the Name of God, Amen.
I Elizabeth Lewis, of Westmoreland Co., being sick and weak of body but of per- fect sense and Memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament.
Item. I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of God that gave it hoping through his grace to Receive Redemption for my sins and my body to the earth to be decently buryed by my Execrs hereafter mentioned.
Item. My desire is that my funeral Charges and all my Lawful debts shall be paid out of my Personal Estate.
Item. I give to my son John Lewis negro Tom, negro Moll and her increase after the date of this Will. As likewise my Tract of Land lying in the Co. of Prince William,.
Item,. I give to my son-in-law Surles ( step-son) Lewis a negro boy named Will.
Item. I give to the son of Kathne Garrott (?)(i;e; Her dau Katherine who married a Garrott) named John one negro girl named Bell and in case he dies without heirs my desire is this negro and her increase go to Benj. Woten and his heirs.
Likewise I give to Katherine Garrott one Feather bed and furniture, my mare bridle and saddle, a cow and a calf and a chest.
I give to Hilliare Rousseau one negro named Doublin. I like- wise give to his young Brother James Rousseau a Negro boy Simon and in case the children before mentioned should die without heirs, Hilliare and James, my desire is that both or either of the negroes return to William Rousseau's children. Note: (Hillaire and James are sons of her decesed son, David Rousseau)
Item,. My desire is that my son William Rousseau have the care of these children William(sic- Hillaire) and James Rousseau as likewise of their estate given by me.
Item. It is my desire that John Lewis have the third of my moveable estate.
I ordain and appoint my loving son William Rousseau my whole and sole Ex- ecutor of this my last Will and Testament. As Witness my hand this (11th day of December, 1750. Elizabeth Lewis.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of John Staiks, John Hillton, John
At a Court held for the sd County the 26th day of March, A. Dom. 1751. This last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Lewis, deceased, was presented into Court by John Lewis and proved by the Oaths of John Hilton and John Pickett two of the witnesses thereto, is admitted to Record and upon the motion of the said John
Lewis and his performing all such things as the Law in such Cases Requires there- fore letters of administration with the said Will annexed is in due form granted to the said John.
Test. George Lee, C. O. Recorded the 18th day of April, 1751.
Inventory and Accounts Book No. 2, p. 157 (Westmoreland Co.). Appraisement of Estate of Elizabeth Lewis Mch. 26, 1751, before Wm. Witt Tyler, one of His Maj. Justices. 1 Large Bible and Small books.
Father: William LINTON b: ABT 1672
Mother: Johanna LEWIS b: BEF 08 SEP 1676 in Farnham, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Marriage 1 Surles LEWIS I b: 1685 in Melton, Suffolk, England
Has Children John LEWIS b: 1724 in Westmoreland, Virginia, USA
Has No Children James LEWIS b: 1725 in Westmoreland, Virginia, USA
Marriage 2 Hillaire ROUSSEAU b: ABT 1680
Married: 1715 3
Has Children William ROUSSEAU b: 1714 in Stafford, Virginia, USA
Has Children Elizabeth ROUSSEAU b: 1715 in Stafford, Virginia, USA
Has Children Catherine ROUSSEAU b: 1716 in Stafford, Virginia, USA
Has Children David ROUSSEAU b: 02 NOV 1717 in Stafford, Virginia, USA
Title: Robert J.C.K. Lewis, 3-2012
Title: Elizabeth Lewis Will proven
Title: MARRIAGE: Huguenot Publication no. 16; 1951-1952; p. 147; Hillaire Rousseau married Elizabeth Lynton daughter of William Lynton and Johanna Lewis in 1715.
!DEATH: Register of Saint Paul's Parish; 1715-1798; by H.S. King; died 30 Jun 1720.
Name: William LINTON 1 2
Birth: ABT 1672
Death: Westmoreland, VA Will book 8, page 200 BET FEB 1733/34 AND MAR 1734/35 in Cople, Westmoreland, Virginia, USA
A lot of pedigrees say that he was the son of Anthony Linton of Northumberland Co. VA, but I think he was the son of Anthony's cousin (or nephew- since they used cousin a lot for a nephew then), William, that he gave a calf to.
Anthony had come to VA as a headright and servant of Humphrey Higginson of York Co. VA Later he moved up to Northumberland Co. His wife was named Jane. As far as I can see from the records, he only had one son, Henry, who died before Anthony did, and didn't leave any children. After Henry's widow remarried, Anthony sued her new husband to get back the land he had given Henry and won. Anthony also had a brother named John and a sister named Alice who married a Thomas Shaw. Anthony gave Alice and Thomas some land, but all they did was cause trouble for him, so he forced them to let his cousin (or nephew) William and his wife and children live there. As far as I can tell, this William had three sons: William Jr, who was probably the oldest and inherited that land, which was originally in Northumberland Co., but became Cople Parish in Westmoreland Co. when they changed the county line. He was the one who married Johanna Lewis and had 3 sons, Anthony, John and William, and one dau. Elizabeth, who married Hillaire Rousseau and Surles Lewis. The two younger sons of William Sr were John and Moses Linton who moved up to Stafford Co or the Upper end of Westmoreland Co. William's land bordered on the 1150 acs of land that Thomas Robinson and Edward Lewis had patented, which was in both Richmond and Northumberland Cos. Edward Lewis was married twice, but both of his wives were named Mary, which has caused some confusion. I don't know of any evidence that his first wife's last name was Morgan.
I would guess that she was more likely a Robinson. He had two sons, John (died unmarried) and Edward (died young) by her plus all his daughters, except Jane. By his 2nd Mary he had Jane and one son: Lewis ap Lewis Lewis, which he named for his father, Lewis ap Lewis. When he was named as a headright in 1656, he was listed as Edward ap Lewis. In Wales this meant that his father's first name was Lewis, and his father was probably the son of a Lewis, so he would have been known as Lewis ap Lewis. (Robert JCK Lewis)
Joanna Lewis, dau. of Edward and Mary Lewis, m. William Lynton (Linton), his first wife. He m. (II), March 31, 1730, the widow Mary Freshwater, relict of Thos. Freshwater, dau. of Bryan Hodgson and his wife, Mary, who m. (II) Henry Hagar. By first mar. he had 4 daus., of whom Mary Linton was one. 1682. Indenture Jany. 3, 1682, between Edward Lewis, of the Parish of Farnham, in the Co. of Rappak, Planter, and Mary his wife, to Thomas George, of same Parish, for 21700 pounds merchantable tobacco, 298 A. on Totusky Creek, being part of 498 A. patented by said Lewis June 1, 1663. Edward Lewis.
Wit.: Arthur Spicer, Wm. Segar. Rec. Sept. 5, 1683 (Essex Co. Deed Book 7
(1682-1688)- not indexed).
Note: there is a missing Deed and Wills Book for the Westmoreland Records between 1677 and 1690.
It is thought that William Linton I died during this period and the next records pertain to William Linton II. who married Johanna Lewis, dau of Edward Lewis of Totosky Creek, Richmond Co. ca 1695.
William Lynton (II) Records
26 Dec 1697: William Linton II and John Dunken witness the Will of William Clarke Sr of this date and proved 23 Feb 1697/8 (Westmoreland Deeds and Wills No. 2 1691-1699, pp 129a-130a)
23 Feb 1697/8: The Last Will and Testament of William Clarke proved and probate granted. Ordered that the executors return a full Inventory and Account of the estate. Ordered that Vincent Cox, William Harper,
Peter Dunkan and William Linton appraise the estate. (Ibid.)
28 Jan 1701/2: John Dunkan of Cople Parish sells 50 acs, part of 250 acs purchased by him of William Linton to Michael Gilbert. (Westmoreland Deeds and Wills No. 3 1700-1706, pp. 38-39)
31 Jan 1704/5: John Dunkan of Cople Parish sells 250 acs lately purchased of William Lynton to Robert Phillips for 5,500 lbs tobacco, except for a parcel sold to Michael Gilbert, adj land of Mr Vincent Cox, William Smith, Samuel Rust. and Gilbert. Wit: George Eskridge, George Galley.
25 April 1705: Acknowledged by John Dunkan (Ibid pp.
24 Jun 1707: William Clarke (Jr) of Cople Parish to William Lynton of same. For 4500 lbs Tobacco, 100 acs at a branch commonly called the Cole Spring by a line of trees mentioned in a bill of sale from Nicholas Spencer, Esq. to William Clarke, father of said William Clarke by a main branch, part of 200 acs purchased by William Clarke, dec'd, of Nicholas Spencer, Esq. Signed William Clarke Wit: Wm Nash, Nathan Nash
25 Jun 1707: Possession given by William Clarke to William Lynton
24 Jun 1707 Bond of William Clarke of Cople Parish to William Lynton of same for 9,000 lbs tobacco to keep the covenents in the indentures. (Westmoreland Deeds and Wills No 4 1707-1709, pp.29-32)
William Lynton, Will, Feby., 6, 1732; Mch. 26, 1734.
(Westmoreland Co. Will Book 8, p. 200).
In the name of God Amen. I William Lynton of ye Parish of Cople and Co. of Westmoreland, being very sick and weak of Body but of sound mind and memory thanks be to God for ye same and knowing the certainty of Death but ye uncertainty of ye time thereof do make constitute and appoint this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows.
IMP. I give and bequeath my soul into ye hands of Almighty God yt gave it me and my body to be decently Interred at ye discretion of my Exrs. hereinafter named and as touching such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give and bequeath as follows.
Item. I give Bequeath unto my loving wife Mary all and singular ye estate which I had with her in marriage to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give unto my sons Anthony and William, my land at Totosky in Rich-
mond Co. my son William to have 80 A. joyning upon John Singer's land and ye
Marshy Swamp to them and their heirs lawfully begotten in marriage, and in failure
of such heirs I give and bequeath ye said parcel of Land to ye heirs at law. I give unto my sd sons one cow and calf each one feather bed and furniture each and one Iron pot each.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Lewis one negro girl named Betty and all her future increase to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give unto my Cousin James Smith my Riding horse named Spark and bridle and saddle, one negro is now going with or the last which she had either of which the sd James Smith pleases to him and his heirs forever.
Item. All ye rest residue and remainder of my estate not heretofore by me given I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Mary for and during her natural life and after her decease I give ye plantation whereon I now live I give unto my son John and ye heirs of his body lawfully begotten in marriage, and in failure of such heirs I give and bequeath ye sd plantation unto ye next heir at law.
My will and desire is yt whereas I have given unto my loving wife Mary all and singular my estate not heretofore by me given for and during her natural life upon the condition yt she continue a widow, but in case my sd wife should marry then my will is that she have what the law allows her, but if not then as afsd., I give her all and singular my Estate for and during her natural life and after her decease I give what she leaves of my estate to my children Anthony, John. William, and Elizabeth equally to be divided between them and to their heirs forever.
Item. I appoint, constitute and ordain my loving wife and my Cousin James Smith the joynt Execrs. of this my last Will and Testament Revoking and dis- annulling ail other Wills heretofore by me made allowing and confirming this to be my last Will and Testament Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of Feby., A. D. 1733. William Lynton.
Signed, sealed and published to be his last Will and Testament in the presence
of John Bridger, Thos. Templeman, George Walker. Rec. Mch. 26, 1734.. G.
Turbeville, Clk. C. Ct.
1735. This Indenture April 22, 173.5, between Anthony Lynton, of the Co. of
Stafford and Parish of Overwharton of the one part, and Alexander Clark of the
Co. of Richmond and Parish of North Farnham, of the other part, Witnesseth that
the sd Anthony Linton for the sum of 40 £ doth sell to Alexander Clark a certain
tract of land containing by estimation 100 A. in the Co. of Richmond and Parish
of Farnham on the south side of the Swamp. Touching the sd Anthony Linton's
plantation near his dwelling, touching John Alverson's and Singer's and William
Penley's Pond and Henry Corbin's land, which sd land was Pattented by Edward
Lewis, dec'd., and descended to his son John Lewis, dec'd., thence the sd 100 A. fell
bv Heirship unto Johannah Lewis Sister and Co-heir at Law to the sd John Lewis,
which sd Johannah Lewis marryed to my Father, namely William Lynton, dec'd.,
which sd tract of 100 A., be the same more or less, descended to me the sd Anthony
Linton by being the Next heir at Law as by the sd Deed Relation thereunto being
had doth and may appear. Anthony Linton.
Wit.: Henry Williams, John Linton, Richard Brown. Rec. May 9,
Mary wife of sd Anthony Linton relinquishes dower. M. Beckwith, CI. Ct.
(Deed Book O, p. 186)."
Book 9, p. 84: Nov. 4, MDCCXXXIV (1734). Deed from Mary Linton,
widow, formerly Mary Freshwater of the Parish of Cople and Co. of Westmoreland
(which sd Mary was one of the daus. of Bryan Hodgson and Mary his wife). Deed
from her to Marmaduke Beckwith of the Parish of Lunenburg and Co. of Richmond,
10 shillings, 200 A. in Lunenburg Parish, Richmond Co., Part of a Patent granted
Col. John Walker, for 900 A. dated Sept. 27, MDCIXII (1657 or '62 sic - prob 1692), which by
several conveyances became the property of Bryan Hodgson and Mary his wife,
which sd Mary after the death of sd Bryan Hodgson intermarried with one Henry
Hagar and with the consent of Henry Hagar sd Mary made her Will (recorded in
Richmond Co.) and gave sd land to be divided among her four daughters of which
Mary Linton is one. This said Mary (Hodgson-Freshwater) Linton having inter-
married with Thomas Freshwater they (Thos. and Mary by their deed Oct. 4,
1699, sold their part of sd land to Mrs. Ann Metcalf, widow, which sd Ann Metcalf
afterwards intermarried with Mr. Edward Barrow and these last sold the land to
Mr. John Metcalf, Sept. 4, 1717, and he the sd John Metcalf sold it to Marmaduke
Beckwith. Now Mary Linton relinquished all rights to sd Marmaduke Beckwith.
Wit.: Thos. Barber. (Book 9, p. 84).
Elizabeth Linton, dau. of William Lynton by his first wife Johanna Lewis, m.
(I) Hilliare Rousseau, who d. June 30, 1720; m. (II) Surles Lewis - his will Jany.
10, 1736; 29 June, 1736.
Father: William LINTON
Marriage 1 Johanna LEWIS b: BEF 08 SEP 1676 in Farnham, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Has Children Elizabeth LINTON b: ABT 1697
Has No Children Anthony LINTON b: 1699 in Westmoreland, Virginia, USA
Has No Children William LINTON b: 1702 in Westmoreland, Virginia, USA
Has No Children John LINTON b: 1704 in Westmoreland, Virginia, USA
Marriage 2 Mary HODGSON
Married: 31 MAR 1730 in Westmoreland, Virginia, USA
Title: Robert J.C.K. Lewis, 3-2012
Title: Richmond Co., VA deed book 3
Text: To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come - Know ye
that we Simon Taylor and Elizabeth my wife, Thos. Jasper and Ann my wife,
Christopher Bodham and Mary my wife, of the one part, and Joseph Dike and Wm.
Lynton, of the other party, - Witnesseth that the parties of the first part for the
valuable consideration of 3000 pounds of tobacco to them in hand paid by the
parties of the second part, convey their whole estate, right, title and interest to and
in two Letters Patent at Westminister (?) the 8th of May in the one and twentieth
year (1681) of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord King Charles the 2nd [his ac-
cession May 29th, 1660], granted by Philip Ludwell, Esq., unto Thoms. Lewis, Wm.
Morgan and Edward Lewis, the one containing 360 A. of land lying part in Rappak
and part supposed in Northumberland, the other granted unto Thos. Lewis and
Edward Lewis of Rappak Co. for 528 A. in Rappak and part in Northumberland,
March 8, 1704-5. Symon Taylor
Wit.: John Cain, Eliza A. Dogan, Hen. Parry. Eliza Taylor
Rec. 6th day of 9th Nov., 1706. Thomas Jasper