John Williams, Jr. (1673 - 1745)

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Birthplace: Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Bertie, North Carolina, United States
Managed by: Debby Black
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About John Williams, Jr.

This John Williams, Jr. may be the son of John Williams, Sr. http://www.geni.com/people/John-Williams/6000000004594007095?through=6000000004591137629

A John Williams will was probated in 1687 [John who md. Elizabeth Ann Whitley]

A John Williams, Sr.'s will was probated in 1692. If this were the son of John (b. ca 1640), he might be called John, Sr. after his father's death, especially since John (b. 1673) also had a son, John.

For this study we'll refer to them as John I, John II, and John III

Children of John I according to will: sons John and Thomas, daughters Elizabeth, Ann, Sarah.

Children of John II according to will:

John b abt 1670 VA

William b abt 1674 VA

Elizabeth b abt 1676 VA

Thomas b abt 1678 VA

Mary b abt 1680 VA

Jane b abt 1682 VA

Nicholas b abt 1687 VA

Richard b abt 1684 VA

Theophilus b abt 1690 VA

Record of Wills and Deeds, Vol 2, page 317 1662-1715

Will of John Williams dated 9 March 1692, probated 9 August, 1692, Isle of Wight Co., VA.

In the name of God Amen I John Williams Senr of the lower parish of the Isle of Wight County in Virginia: being very sick and weak but of perfect mind and memory do give and bequeath all my wordly goods as followeth

Imprimus I give and bequeath my Soul to almighty God my maker hoping through the merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour to obtain remission for my sins through his death and passion and my body to the earth from whence I came to be decently buried by my beloved wife Ann Williams and my children.

Secondly I give my now dwelling & plantation unto my beloved wife Ann Williams during her life with all edifices and buildings thereunto belonging and after her decease the manor plantation be returned unto my eldest sonn John Williams and to the hyers of his body and in case he the said John Williams had rather stay in Surrey County on the plantation that he is now seated or then to take the manor plantation then the said manor plantation is do descend to my youngest sonn Theophilus Williams and the hyres of his body truely begotten and in case John Williams wishes to take manor plantation then Theophilus to enjoy the plantation in Surry County that John Williams is now seated containing one hundred and fifty acres

Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my son William one parcel of land lying and being in Newport parish which parcel of land contains two hundred acres lying near Meadows which parcel of land my foursaid Sonn William Williams is to enjoy with all appurtenances thereunto belonging to him and the hyers of his body truly begotten.

4th I give and bequeath unto my next Sonn Thomas Williams and the heyrs of his body truly begotten one hundred and fifty acres of the aforesaid land lying and being in Surry County and part of the same tract where my sonn John William now liveth and he the sayd Thomas Williams and his heirs to enjoy the same with all benefits and appurtenances there unto belonging

5th I give and bequeath unto my next Sonn Nicholas Williams and the heyrs of his body truly begotten one parcel of one hundred and fifty acres of the aforesaid land lying and being in Surry County and part of the same tract of land where my Sonn John Williams now liveth to his heyrs truly begotten with all appurtenances and benefits there unto belonging

6th I give and bequeath unto my Sonn Richard Williams and the heirs of his body truly begotten one parcel of land lying and being in Surry County containing one hundred and fifty acres being part of the same tract of land which my aforesaid Sonn John Williams liveth and to him the sayd Richard Williams and the heirs of his body truly begotten with all benefits and appurtenances there unto belonging and after the possession of the same. I and in this my last Will and Testament I do bind charge and command all an every of my Sonns from the eldest to the youngest neither to sell lease or morgage any part or parcell of any of the aforesaid tracts of land by any means but to remain unto them and the heirs of their bodys truly begotten and in case that any of these my Sonns decease without Issue that then that parcell of land to whom it belongs shall be bound to the next surviving heir.

7th I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary one feather Bed and boulster one Rugg one blanket one sheet

8th I give and bequeath unto my next daughter Jane Williams one feather bed boulster Rugg one blankett one sheet

9th I give and bequeath unto Anne Brown my grand daughter one yearling heifer

10th I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Bridgett Brown one yearling heifer, next I give and bequeath unto my boy William Hickman one yearling heifer, likewise there is belonging unto Mary Brown one cow and yearling which I order to be delivered to her according to the direction of my wife, likewise I give and bequeath unto my aforesaid grand daughter Mary Brown one feather bed and boulster, likewise I give unto my Sonn Thomas Williams the marr foal which goes with the marr likewise I give all the future increase of my mare among my children and this increase be provided as they fall in course beginning at the eldest and for as they fall to the youngest whether heifer or mare as it happens and after my children and should then my grandchildren to have a part of the increase and likewise the mare at Thomas Wrights the first foal that she bring I give and bequeath it unto Daniel Long Junior and after Daniell hath his foal the mare and her after issue to be bound to Thomas Wright and the heyrs of his body lawfully begotten and after all these ligaties in this my Will and for the performance of the same I do constitute and appoint my most beloved wife Ann Williams my whole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament to for and endeavour to perform all these many ligaties as they shall be demanded in Course of my children come to age and my aforesaid Wife Ann Williams to enjoy all my proper estate and plantation which is not here exprest as long as they live and for acknowledgement this is my last Will and Testament as Witness my hand this ninth day of March in the year of our lord god 1692 Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us John (F) Williams Senior Seal Boaz Gwine Thomas (T) Gwynie Proved in open Court for the his mark Isle of Wight County august the 9th 1692 by the Witness and his mark ordered to be recorded. Alexander (T) Matthew’s

Test John Pitt Ck Ct

Hard Copy on File

Transcribed by Jean Mayo Hirsch from documents located at the Library of Virginia Archives in Richmond, Virginia

http://lfeldhaus.tripod.com/holthousefamilygenealogy/id34.html

If the above John died in Isle of Wight, who was the John who died in Bertie County, North Carolina? More research needs to be done on these John Williams.

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As for Roger being the father of John II, consider the following:

Submitted By: Adrian Williams - stickamw@earthlink.net My earliest proven ancestor is Roger Williams (Roger Sr.), who married Mary unknown and stayed in Surry Co. until his death in ca. 1704. Roger?s first definitive appearance is in the 1668 Surry Co., Virginia tythables, where he is enumerated with his lifelong friend, Christopher Lewis, who was quite a bit older than Roger Sr. From Roger?s will, we know he had at least 3 sons; Roger, Samuel and George.

It is proving quite difficult to determine which, of the many Williams is our immigrant patriarch. A very strong possibility is in a land patent, in Isle of Wight Co., VA, to John Upton in 1638, for the transport of Roger Williams and Christopher Lewis (among others). It is thought that Roger (who I will call Roger the Elder) had a few children by wife unknown. Other possible children have been theorized to be John and Lewis Williams (of Isle of Wight). Another possibility is that the Roger of 1638 was the brother of John of 1640 (married Anne Whitley)...

http://williams.genealogy.fm/lineages.php

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John Williams Jr.'s Timeline

1669
February 21, 1669
Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA
1673
January 26, 1673
Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA
1694
1694
Age 20

Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County, Virginia, Deed Book 1:

Anne Williams, widow of John Williams, by deed of gift has given to her loving children; to son John Williams a chest; son Wm. Williams 2 cows; son Thomas Williams cattle; dau. Mary Williams, pewter, son Nicholas Williams his father's musket--Nicholas is 7 years old to have it at 18. Son Richard his father's sword at 18. Dau. Jane pewter when 18. To dau. Eliza. Wright, Mary and Jane Williams wearing apparel. 9 Apl 1694. Wits.:John Crain [17C-615]

1715
1715
Age 41


Colonial Bertie County NC Deed Books A-H 1720-1757: p.141 LAURENCE SARSON to JNO WILLIAMS,

Know all men by these presents yt I LAURENCE SARSON of the Precinct of chowan of the Province afsd for & in Consideracon of the Same of twenty Barrels of Pitch to me in hand pd by Jno WILLIAMS of the sd Precinct of Chowan the receipt whereof I the sd LAURENCE SARSON do hereby acknowledge and thereof Acquitt & Discharge the sd Jno WILLIAMS his Heirs exn admrs forever by these presents Have Given granted bargained Sold Released & confirmed and by these presents do give grant Release & Confirm unto ye sd Jno WILLIAMS his Heirs & Assignes forever One Tract of Land Lying & being in Chowan Precinct afsd & adjoyning upon THOMAS Jones’s Land in Bear Swamp then Runing up the Main Swamp to the Upper Beaver Dam there along a line of Mark’d trees to the sd WILLIAMS’s own Line which appears mine at Large in the Patent & Conteyning Two hundred & twenty Acres more or Less wth all woods ways waters Priviledges Profitts Comidities & appurtences to the Same belong or in any ways appertaining And ye Reversion & Reversions Remainder & Remainders therof. To have and hold all ye afsd tract of Land with all ye Singular appurtenances unto ye sd Jno WILLIAMS his Heirs & Assignes for ever to & for ye only use & hehoof of ye sd Jno WILLIAMS his Heirs & Assignes forever. And I ye sd LAU. SARSON for my self my Heirs exrs & Admrs Do warrant promise & Grant to & with ye sd Jno WILLIAMS his Heirs & Assinges for ever yt I I ye sd LAURENCE SARSON my Heirs Exrs Admrs ye before bargained premises with the appurtenances unto ye sd Jno WILLIAMS heirs & Assignes for ever against all manner of Persons whatsoever shall & will warrant & for ever by these presents defend.

In Witness wherof I ye sd LAURENCE SARSON have hereunto sett my hand & Seal this 19th of July 1715.
Seal’d & Del’d in presence of LAU. SARSON
HENRY KING
JNO RASBERRY
Hard Copy on File

Transcribed by Jean Mayo Hirsch from documents located at the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh, NC.

1716
1716
Age 42

DEED OF GIFT: p. 395: WILLIAMS to HEARIN
To all persons to whom these presents shall come I JNO. WILLIAMS do send greeting know ye yt the said JNO. WILLIAMS in the county of Albemarle in Chowan in ye Province of North Carolina Weaver for & in Consideration of Love good will & affection which I have & do bear towards my loving Daughter ANN HEARIN of the Same County & Province have given & granted by these presents do fully Clearly & absolutely give and Grant unto the said ANN HEARIN she & her Lawfull Heirs of her own body Lawfully begotten forever one Hundred & fifty acres of Lands whereon the new Giveth beginning in the fork of the Horse Spring branch Johning upon THoS JONES’s Line so up ye Western part of sd branch unto a Maple by the run Side so up a Crooked line to a Pine in the Side of the other branch so runing down the branch to ye first Station. Now if she hath not her due She Shall take it on the Eastern Side of the branch beginning at ThoS JONES’s Corner tree in the branch betwixt the branch & my Pattent Line which runeth partly betwixt me & THOs JONES afsd which Land I give freely to her & her Heirs for ever as afsd. But her husband if he shall pretend to Sell & to Lease it or Mortgage it or Sell any ways make away any timber of Lightwood shall forfeit ye Land afsd as wittness my hand & Seal ye 15th Ober 1716.

Jno WILLIAMS
Test. THOS BROWN
JNO EDWARDS
Hard copy on file

Transcribed by Jean Mayo Hirsch from documents located at the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh, NC.

1745
March 13, 1745
Age 72
Bertie, North Carolina, United States
1746
1746
Age 72
Bertie, NC, USA


Bertie County March 13, 1746

In the name of God Amen: the Thirteenth Day of March 1746 I John Williams of the County of Bertie Planter being Very Sick and weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God: Therefore Calling unto mind the mortality of my Body and knowing it is appointed all men once to Dye do Make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be Buried in desent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall Receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching Such worldly Estate where with it has pleased God to bless me to this Life I give dismis and dispose of the in the same in the following manner and form Impriovis

I give and bequeath to Anne my dearly beloved wife her Choice of my Bed and one Rug and a pair of blankits and a pair of Sheets an six Cows & Calves and four Shears one ___ one two year old one three year old & one four year old ___ Sows & pigs twelve burrows Six two year old and six one year old four Cows and Lambs one iron pot & a frying pan two Puter dishes and one puter bason three puter plates and Six puter spoons

Item I give to my well beloved son Theophilus Williams my Negro fellow Jack only reserving his labour to my well beloved wife During her Widerhood then to him and his heirs for ever

Item I give to my well beloved Daughter Anne Herring my Negro fellow primus only reserving his labour to my well beloved wife During her widerwhood

Item I give To my well beloved son Isaac Williams _____________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________

Item I give to my well beloved Daughter Sara Castelaw one Common prayer Book

Item I give to my well Beloved Daughter Mary Herring one Common prayer Book

Item I give to my well beloved Son Arthur Williams his heirs or or asigns my maner plantation with all my other Lands joining there to him his heirs and or asigns only reserving the half of it with timbers and all conveniences fencing & firewood to my well Beloved wife during her during her life and after her deseas to him and his heirs

Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife two horses

Item I give to my well beloved Son Arthur Williams one Negro Wench Jene and all her increase only reserving the use of one Negro wench Named Grace for my well beloved wife During her widerhood

Item I give to my son Arthur one Still and one large iron pot Reserving the use of them for her own Nessary use during her widerhood then to my son Arthur, I give all my Books one Cass and bottels and my My Grist

Item I give to my well beloved gran Son John Williams one iron pot & one gist that was my fathers

Item I give to my well beloved Granchildren Farabe Williams Ezekell Williams Jerusha Williams Barbera Williams twenty five pounds Virgene Currance to be equally divided among the four when they reach the age of eighteen

Item I leave one tract of land Lying one the Round pecosen to be Sold to the best advantage at the Discration of my Executors and the money to be Refundin to the Estate and after all my debts being paid and all charges being and ___ ___

I leave all the rest of my household good monies and Chatels to be Equilly Divided amongst my Children I likewise constitute make and order Arthur Williams and Theophilus Williams & Anne Williams my wife my Sole Executors of this my last will and testament, all and Singular and doo here by utterly disallow Revoke and Disannual all and every other former testaments Wills Legacess and Bequests and Executors by me in any wise before Named willed and bequeathed ____ confirming this and none other to be my last Will and Testament in witness where of I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Day and Year Above Written.

John Williams
Signed Sealed published
Pronounced & Declared
by the said John Williams
as his last Will and Testament
in the presence of us the Subscribers

William Byrd
John Moore
Thomas Castellaw Jurant
Bertie County __ October Court 1757

The before Written Will was Exibited __ by Arthur Williams one of the Exor therefore and Proved by the oath of William Byrd one of the Suscribing Witness's hereto and at the same time the same Exor Quallifyed according to Law which was ordered to be Certifye

Test Benj Wyns Clerk of Court
Bertie County January Court, 1758.

The above Written Will was duly proved in open Court by the oath of Thomas Castellaw and of the Suscribing Witness's Thereto which was ordered to be __ ___.
Test Benj Wyns Clerk of Court State of North Carolina Superior Court of Law and Equity District of Edenton November Term 1785
_____ on the Demise of } __________
George Williams
William Hinton
__________________unto Certify that
The Will of John Williams deceased grand-father of Geo. Williams ___ of the plantiff in this Suit which was brought up from the Secretary's Office by Mr Willoughly Williams Deputy Secretary to this Court by a Writ of ____ ____ to be given in Evidence on the part of the Defendant in this cause was at this Term by the __ of the said Court, Ordered to be filled with the other papers of the said Suit in my office until a final determination of the Cause can be had

Test
Blake Baker CSCLS
State of North Carolina Superior Court of Law and Equity
District of Edenton ______be Term 1786
These are to Certify that the Will of John Williams Sr. grand father of the Tessor of theIla

Hard copy on file
Transcribed by Jean Mayo Hirsch from documents located at the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh, NC.

1757
1757
Age 72
????
USA
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