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Abigail Burwell (Smith)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Colchester, Essex, England
Death: Died in York County, Virginia Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Anthony Smith of Colchester and Martha Smith
Wife of Maj. Lewis Burwell, of "Carter's Creek"
Mother of Joanna Bassett; Elizabeth Harrison; Lucy Burwell; Martha Burwell; Jane Burwell and 3 others
Sister of George Smith and Elizabeth Smith

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About Abigail Burwell (Smith)

  • Hon. Lewis Burwell (1652 - ~1710) was the son of Maj. Lewis Burwell and Lucy Higginson, born circa 1652. He was married twice, first to Abigail Smith (11 Mar 1656/57 - 12 Nov 1692, cousin of Nathaniel Bacon), daughter of Anthony Smith and Martha Bacon, 1672 at Gloucester Co., Virginia and second to Martha Lear, daughter of Col. John Lear.
  • He resided at King's Creek, York Co., Virginia. He resided at Carter's Creek, Gloucester Co., Virginia. He was a governor of the College of William and Mary in 1702. He was a member of Council between 1702 and 1711 at Virginia. he died circa 1710. He is the namesake of "Burwell's Bay" in Isle of Wight County [5] This bay was originally called Warascoyack Bay until he acquired significant land upon its shores.[5][6]
  • Known children of Hon. Lewis Burwell and Abigail Smith were as follows:
    • Joanna Burwell, b. 1674/75; m. Hon. William Bassett.
    • Elizabeth Burwell, b. Jun 1677; m. Hon. Benjamin Harrison III.
    • Hon. Nathaniel Burwell, b. 1680; m. Elizabeth Carter (daughter of Robert "King" Carter of Corotoman [7][8]
    • Lewis Burwell; b. 16 Oct 1682 at Gloucester Co., VA; d. Sep 1696 at age 13.
    • Lucy Burwell; b. 21 Nov 1683 at Gloucester Co., VA; m. Col. Edmund Berkeley, son of Edmund Berkeley and Mary, 1 Dec 1704; d. 16 Dec 1716 at age 33.
    • Martha Burwell, b. 16 Nov 1685; m. Col. Henry Armistead.
    • Bacon Burwell; b. 22 Feb 1687 at Gloucester Co., VA; d. before 1692; bur. at 'Carter's Creek', Gloucester Co., VA.
    • Jane Burwell; baptized 16 Nov 1688; d. before 15 Mar 1691/92; bur. at 'Carter's Creek', Gloucester Co., VA.
    • James Burwell; b. 4 Feb 1689/90 at Gloucester Co., VA; m. Mary Armistead, daughter of William Armistead and Anna Lee; 1st husband; d. 6 Oct 1718 at age 28. He resided at 'King's Creek', York Co., VA. He was a member of the House of Burgesses at Virginia.
    • ___ Burwell; b. after Mar 1691/92; m. Harry Seaton; 1st wife.
  • Known children of Hon. Lewis Burwell and Martha Lear were as follows:
    • ___ Burwell; b. circa 1695; d; young.
    • Mary Burwell; b. 1697; d. 20 Jul 1701.
    • Lewis Burwell; b. 1699; m. Frances Thacker, daughter of Edwin Thacker; d. 6 Sep 1744. He resided at 'Kingsmill', York Co., VA.
    • Jane Burwell; b. circa 1701; d; young.
    • Martha Burwell, b. 1703; m. Col. John Martin.
    • Armistead Burwell; b. 1703; d. 1754.
  • He resided at 'Stoneland', Mecklenburg Co., Virginia.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burwell_Family_of_Virginia

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  • Nathaniel Bacon (bap. 1620–1692)
  • Contributed by Peter V. Bergstrom and the Dictionary ofVirginia Biography
  • Nathaniel Bacon, a member of the governor's Council, was often referred to as Nathaniel Bacon (the elder) in order to distinguish him from his namesake cousin, known as Nathaniel Bacon (the rebel) (1647–1676). Little is known about his early life. By 1653 Bacon had moved to Virginia. He settled in Isle of Wight County before moving to York County. In March 1656 Bacon represented York County in the House of Burgesses, and by December of that year he had become a member of the governor's Council, where he served for three years. After another term as a burgess in 1659, he had once again been named to the Council by August 1660. As the senior member of the Council by January 1682, on three separate occasions in the 1680s and early in 1690 he served as president and acting governor of the colony. Bacon had no children, and when he died on March 16, 1692, his niece Abigail Smith Burwell inherited his vast estate.
  • Nathaniel Bacon was the only son of James Bacon and Martha Bacon. His father, who also had three daughters by this or another marriage, was rector of Burgate in the county of Suffolk, England. Bacon was born probably at his paternal grandfather's Suffolk seat, Friston Hall, and he was christened on August 29, 1620, in the Parish of Saint Mary's, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk. He was distantly related to the philosopher Francis Bacon. .... etc.
  • .... Nathaniel Bacon had no children. His principal heir was a niece, Abigail Smith Burwell, who was living in Gloucester County at the time of his death. She and her children inherited Bacon's landholdings consisting of King's Creek plantation of 1,200 acres of land, 1,775 acres in Isle of Wight and Nansemond Counties, 300 acres in New Kent County, 3 acres on Jamestown Island, and a lot in Yorktown. His personal estate was valued after his death at almost £1,200, in addition to £575 in cash legacies specified in his will. Nathaniel Bacon died on March 16, 1692, and was buried at his residence on King's Creek in York County.
  • From: http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Bacon_Nathaniel_bap_1620-1692#start_entry

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Death also reported as Gloucester County, Virginia

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~marshall/esmd42.htm

Hon. Lewis Burwell (Lewis3, Edward2, Edward1); b. circa 1652; m.

Abigail Smith, daughter of Anthony Smith and Martha Bacon, 1672 at

Gloucester Co., VA; 1st wife; m. Martha Lear, daughter of Col. John

Lear; 2nd husband, 2nd wife; d. 1710.

    He resided at 'King's Creek', York Co., VA. He resided at

'Carter's Creek', Gloucester Co., VA. He was a governor of the College

of William and Mary in 1702. He was a member of Council between 1702

and 1711 at Virginia. He left a will on 11 Oct 1710; proved 10 Feb

1710/11.

    Abigail Smith was born on 11 Mar 1656/57. She resided at

Colchester, England. She died on 12 Nov 1692 at York Co., VA, at age

35.

    Known children of Hon. Lewis Burwell and Abigail Smith were as

follows:

    5.          i. Joanna Burwell, b. 1674/75; m. Hon. William
                   Bassett.
    6.         ii. Elizabeth Burwell, b. Jun 1677; m. Hon. Benjamin
                   Harrison.
    7.        iii. Hon. Nathaniel Burwell, b. 1680; m. Elizabeth
                   Carter.
               iv. Lewis Burwell; b. 16 Oct 1682 at Gloucester Co.,
                   VA; d. Sep 1696 at age 13.
                v. Lucy Burwell; b. 21 Nov 1683 at Gloucester Co.,
                   VA; m. Col. Edmund Berkeley, son of Edmund
                   Berkeley and Mary, 1 Dec 1704; d. 16 Dec 1716 at
                   age 33.
    8.         vi. Martha Burwell, b. 16 Nov 1685; m. Col. Henry
                   Armistead.
              vii. Bacon Burwell; b. 22 Feb 1687 at Gloucester Co.,
                   VA; d. before 1692; bur. at 'Carter's Creek',
                   Gloucester Co., VA.
             viii. Jane Burwell; baptized 16 Nov 1688; d. before 15
                   Mar 1691/92; bur. at 'Carter's Creek', Gloucester
                   Co., VA.
               ix. James Burwell; b. 4 Feb 1689/90 at Gloucester Co.,
                   VA; m. Mary Armistead, daughter of William
                   Armistead and Anna Lee; 1st husband; d. 6 Oct 1718
                   at age 28.
                   He resided at 'King's Creek', York Co., VA. He was
                   a member of the House of Burgesses at Virginia. He
                   left a will on 6 Sep 1718; proved 15 Sep 1718.
                x. ___ Burwell; b. after Mar 1691/92; m. Harry
                   Seaton; 1st wife.
    Martha Lear married William Cole; 1st husband. She died on 4 Aug

1704.

    Known children of Hon. Lewis Burwell and Martha Lear were as

follows:

                i. ___ Burwell; b. circa 1695; d; young.
               ii. Mary Burwell; b. 1697; d. 20 Jul 1701.
              iii. Lewis Burwell; b. 1699; m. Frances Thacker,
                   daughter of Edwin Thacker; d. 6 Sep 1744.
                   He resided at 'Kingsmill', York Co., VA.
               iv. Jane Burwell; b. circa 1701; d; young.
    9.          v. Martha Burwell, b. 1703; m. Col. John Martin.
               vi. Armistead Burwell; b. 1703; d. 1754.
                   He resided at 'Stoneland', Mecklenburg Co., VA.
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Abigail Burwell's Timeline

1656
March 11, 1656
Colchester, Essex, England
1675
1675
Age 18
Gloucester, VA, USA
1677
June 1677
Age 21
Carters Creek, Gloucester, Virginia
1679
1679
Age 22
1683
November 21, 1683
Age 27
"Fairfield", Gloucester County, Virginia
1685
November 16, 1685
Age 29
Fairfield, Gloucester, Virginia, USA
1688
November 16, 1688
Age 32
Fairfield, Gloucester County, Virginia
1689
February 4, 1689
Age 32
York County, Virginia
1692
November 12, 1692
Age 36
York County, Virginia Colony
1692
Age 35
Gloucester, VA