Ambrose Meador of England toIsle of Wright, Virginia
had son Thomas
Deed Abstracts of old Rappahannock Co, VA
KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I AMBROSE MEADR of the Co of Rappa. Planter do (constituet&appoint) my well beloved Sonn THOMAS MEADOR my true & lawfull Attorney for me& in my (place&stead) to acknowledge in Court three hundred acres of land at this Court as by my deed of (missing) appear & I do also by these presentsgive & grant unto my said Attorney full power to make (other) Attorny or Attorneys as my said Attorny shall find cause & in Witness to all & every (the premises) I AMBROSE MEADER have here unto sett my hand this 2d of September 1658
but in Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. I
Byer, Geo Probate to him ofThomas Meads, deceased, the estate to be appraised by
Am'br Meader, Fran: Gower, Toby Hurst qne Tho Robinson, Mr Wm Underwood
to adm the Oath 6 jun 1667 p 197
Lancaster county Court orders 1652-1655 p 178
Meador, Am'b to appraise dec of Tho Meador dec 6 Jun 1655 P. 197
Hurst, Toby to appraise est of Tho Meads decd. 6 Jun 1655 page 197
to pay levy on 2 tytheables to Mr Wm Underwood 7 Dec 1655 p 234
wit deed Underwood to Meads 12 sep 1653
Robinson, thoto appraise est of Tho Meads dec'd6 Jun 1655
Underwood, Mr Wm Justice 1652-55
Ref to as of Lancaster Co Sells Tho Meads 700 acres, Half of a patent of 1400 acres above the land of Mr James Wiliamson etc. Wit Ric Loes, Jno Phillips
12 Spe 1653 p 111
Justice 6 JUn 1665
Administers oath to appraisers of tho Mead's EST 5 Jun 1665 p 197
Justice 6 Aug 1655 p 207
Guarding of Tho Mead orphan of Tho Meads decd
Justic 7 Dec 1655 p 231
To be guardian of Thos Meades son of Tho Meads decd
The whole estate of Meads now in the hands of Geo Bries to be delivered to Mr Underwood 7 DEC 1655 p 233
Thomas will DOES NOT mention his wife
Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. I
THE WILL OF THOMAS MEADS/MEADOR
The last will and testament of Tho. Meads made the 5th day of March (54) Impnt. I do bequeath my body to the Earth & my soul to God that gave it. I do make my wife my sole & absolute Excr.
I do give to my wife & Daughter Mary this plantation that I now live upon and all the land on this side of the Creek, and the ad. plantation not to be my Daughters till after my wife she ïs decease.
I do give to my two sons, Tho & John Meads all the land that is on the west side of the Creek provided that they pay unto
my two daughters Margaret & Joyce out of s. land two thousand pounds of tob. Cask at their day of marriage, and in case either of the [m] die that the sd. Tob. To belong to the survivor.
I do give unto my wife & sons & my Daughters above mentioned all my goods and chattels after my debts are paid and that they shall be equally divided amongst them.
I do give to my Daughter Anna all the cattle that belonged to her which is about five head of cattle, and likewise I do unto her one shilling in money. This is my last will and testament as witness my hand the day & year above written.
12 da. Juny 1655
Edward (his mark) Bradshaw
Thomas son Thomas ask William Underwood to be his guardian
Thomas was know as Thomas the Younger when he dies
He thought to dead who now call the Orphan
this were the names get mix up
Thomas the son Ambrose died 1665 so this has his son Thomas the Younger now land to Thomas the Orphan the to his son John
450 ac was granted to Thomas Browning on 30 Nov 1657, then assigned to John Cooke in 1659 and he in turn assigned it to Thomas Meador (Senior). Before the transaction was recorded on 9 Apr 1664, Thomas Sr had died and the property descended to his son, Thomas Meador, Orphan. This 450 ac grant became the property of John Meador who divided it among the children of his first wife (deed of gift-Essex Co Deeds & Wills 1692-1695 p 332) anticipating a second marrige. Portions were also divided among the children of his second wife through the terms of John's will
Thomas the (Orphan died) his children are not the same as Thomas the Younger Children
The Younger wife willThomas the Younger Meador wife. Sarah.
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)
we know that Thomas the Orphan wife was Sarah they had three childrenJohn, Susannah and Mary
we Know that Thomas the Orphan wife Sarah remarried to Henry Aubrey. So the will above is not hers