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
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.
As for Roger being the father of John II, consider the following:
Submitted By: Adrian Williams - firstname.lastname@example.org 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)...
John Williams Jr.'s Timeline
February 21, 1669
Isle of Wight County, Virginia, USA
January 26, 1673
Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA
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]
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.
DEED OF GIFT: p. 395: WILLIAMS to HEARIN
March 13, 1745
Bertie, North Carolina, United States
Bertie, NC, USA
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
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 __ ___.