Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Thomas Powell


Clint Franks has date of death as being Apr. 10, 1705.
Van Gundy Family Tree has death Mar 20, 1701 in Sittingbourne Parrish, Essex County, VA. They also have the following:

One story says it was this Thomas, along with brothers Robert and John and 26 others, who was imported to America Nov. 18, 1663 by Capt Wm Mosley. Other theories place him in America much earlier, by at least 1654. He may have traveled back and forth between England and America.

Capt Mosley received 1157 acres of land located on the south side of the Rappahanock River in Sittingbourn Parish and also a patent for another 427.5 acres on Apr. 18, 1670. He sold the latter parcel to Richard Poole, who the following July, through his attorney, George Jones, conveyed it to Thomas Powell for 2500 lbs of tobacCounty

1665 Old Rappahannock Co, VA. "John Mills sold to Thomas, both men being from Rappahanncok Co, 50 acres of land beginning at the marked hickory near the mill floodgates bounding on the land of Thomas Rooson, now possessed by Philip Saunders, to a creek called Tignor's Creek, unto a small river going into said creek being part of a grand patent to John Mills, for 400 pounds of tobacco and two cows."

Aug 11, 1655 Lancaster Co, VA. Francis Place conveyed a tract of land formerly in Isle of Wight County, Virginia containing 300 acres patented by him September 7, 1654, lying on the North side of the "freshes" of the Rappahanncok River about ten miles above Nazemum Town and certain cattle by deed of gift to 'My daughter Mary Place when she arrives at 18 years,' if she dies without heirs, then 'to daughter Margaret Place, my youngest daughter.'" Mary had married Thomas Powell by 1666 when they deeded this same land to James Coghill. (See next entry.)

Sept. 30,1667 Old Rappahannock Co: "Thomas Powell and Mary, his wife, sell to James Coghill for the valluable consideration of nyne barrells of good Indian corne as also for Divers other Consideracons 300 acres on the North side of Rappahannock River patented September 7, 1654. Mary Powell, daughter to Francis Place, doth appoint her loving friend, Mr. Daniel Gaines her true and lawful attorney to acknowledge sd deed." William Wilton witnessed this power of attorney and a few days later bought the land from Coghill. This deed establishes the maiden name and father of Thomas Powell's wife Mary.

1690 owned land adjoining Thomas Button on Occupation Creek in essex County.

1694 Essex Co, VA "Thomas and Mary Powell convey to their son, Honorias Powell, 100 acres of land beginning at an ash standing 'in the line of Colonel Catlett (forest land)' on a branch adjoining Abraham Stepp."

1704 Isle of Wight Co, VA. Thomas supposedly still owned 100 acres according to "English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records," even though he had been dead the past 3 years. A Seymon Powell owned the same amount of land.

Thomas' will, dated Mar. 10, 1700, proved Apr 10, 1701 in Essex County, Virginia, says he is "of Sittenburn Parish and very sick and weak." He leaves land to be divided equally between his sons, Place and Thomas and his wife, her part at her death to go to son William, cattle to son, William and "these persons that hath the education of my son William till he shall come ot the age of 21 years." He also left bequests to daughters Frances Powell, Elizabeth Salmon, Anne Coffee, and sons, Honours (Honorias) and Place and son-in-law-John Salmon, to be Executors.

Abt 1703. Mary petitioned that the maintenance of her son, William, be allowed out of her husband's estate, but the court refused this as an "irregular process."

1705 Essex Co Order Book: William Powell had died and the executors of his father's estate unsuccessfully petitioned the court that his estate be appraised.

1706. John Warden as the greatest creditor, obtained administration of the estate of William Powell.

They had the following children:

i Place POWELL was born about 1667. He died before 1715.
ii Honorias Sr POWELL was born about 1669. He died in 1752.
iii Frances POWELL was born in 1670/1675 in Essex Co, VA.
iv Thomas Jr POWELL was born in 1675/1680. He died about 1739.
v Anne POWELL was born in 1680/1684. She died in 1726.
vi Elizabeth POWELL m. John Salmon
vii William POWELL was born in 1681/1685 in Isle of Wight/Essex Co, VA. He died in 1705 in Essex Co, VA. William died unmarried.
viii Nathaniel Powell

Residences & events: 1704 Essex Co, VA. He was listed on the Quit Rent Rolls along with brothers, Thomas, Honor and Place, each with 72 acres of land. William was not 21 in 1701 when his father died per father's will. Following his death the executors of his father's estate unsuccessfully petitioned the court that William's estate be appraised. In 1706, John Warden, as greatest creditor, obtained administration of his estate. Since his mother had not yet died and passed any land to him, his estate must have consisted of only cattle.

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