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Ann Echols

Also Known As: "Ann Marchbanks", "Ann Eckols", "Ann Marjoibanks", "Ann Marshbanks"
Birthplace: Amelia, or King and Queen County, Virginia, Colonial America
Death: after 1749
Amelia County, Virginia, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Echols, of Caroline County and Mary Echols
Wife of George Marchbanks, "the Jacobite"
Mother of Lucy Elizabeth Collins; John Marchbanks; George I. Marchbanks; William Marchbanks; Sarah Hawkings and 4 others
Sister of Richard E. Echols; Drucella Echols; Joseph Echols; Mary Eleanor Girlington; John Echols, III and 6 others

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About Ann Echols

ID: I15732

Name: Ann ECHOLS

Surname: ECHOLS

Given Name: Ann

Sex: F

Birth: ABT 1692 in Amelia, Virginia, USA

LDS Baptism: 26 Dec 2002 Temple: MADRI

Endowment: 15 Jan 1994 Temple: ARIZO

Sealing Child: 29 Mar 1994 Temple: ARIZO


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Ann Echols

Ann Echols, the daughter of John Echols Sr. and Mary Cave, married-a Scotchman? George Marchbanks. He was one of the-outlandish men? she and her sisters married. They married before May 1723 probably in St. Peters Parish.

A George Marchbanks arrived on the ship Elizabeth and Ann from Liverpool to the Colony of Virginia 14 January 1716/7. Coming to America was evidently not his choice. For more than two centuries, Stuart kings ruled Scotland. James VI became king of Scotland in 1567 when his mother, Mary, Queen of Scots, gave up the throne. When his cousin Elizabeth I died, he became King James I of England. His grandson, King James II succeeded a brother, Charles II, to the throne in 1685. James II, a Roman Catholic, favored Catholics in his policies.

When his wife had a son in 1688, the prospect of another Catholic king united James?s opponents against him. In the-Glorious Revolution? of 1688, James?s Protestant daughter Mary and her husband, William of Orange, ruler of the Netherlands, became joint rulers of England. James fled to France and spent the rest of his life in exile. Yet James had his supporters too and they longed to return a Stuart to the English throne. They called themselves-Jacobites,? a name they derived from the word Jacobus,-James? in Latin. Many Scots, among them the young George Marchbanks, were Jacobites, as were many Englishmen.

On 18 September 1714, a Protestant German prince, who could speak no English, arrived in England. They would crown him King George I. This infuriated the Jacobites. On 6 September 1715, the Earl of Mar called for armed reaction and ten thousand rushed to arms. The government acted at once and Parliament passed the Riot Act to curb disturbances in English towns. Lord Derwentwater rose in support of the Stuarts and raised a band of rebels in Northern England. Four thousand Scots reinforced him. Yet the Jacobite rebellion was brief. On 13 November, the English military beat Derwentwater and the same day Government forces in Scotland met Mar. This latter battle was indecisive but the Jacobites became discouraged and began to desert the cause.

When James II?s son landed in December, no hope for success remained. He could do little but evacuate the leaders of the rebellion to France. England tried many Jacobites and executed thirty. Marchbanks?s reward for participating in the uprising was evidently a trip to the tobacco colonies, an honor often bestowed upon rebels and other low characters.

Geroge Marchbanks bought 52 acres in Henrico County from Michael Camper before 1725 when Daniel Croom and his wife, Elizabeth ?, relinquished her right in the land. The next record we find for George was a grant for 350 acres in Henrico (later Goochland) County adjoining Manakin Town in 1727. Marchbanks sold this land for they later regranted it to William Salle in 1748. George was in St. Peter?s Parish where two sons were born 1723-25. Marchbanks was evidently in Amelia County by 11 July 1735 when he registered his livestock mark at the County Clerk?s Office. His was-crop and slit right ear, half crop on underside of left ear.? Livestock marks helped identify free-roaming cattle and hogs.

On 5 June 1736, Marchbanks obtained a patent for 525 acres in Amelia County on the south side of the Appomattox River next to land of Abraham Echols. This was apparently the 550 acres Ann and George Marchbanks sold to Andrew Lester of James City County in 1746 for £125.

In 1739 he received a grant of 1,579 acres in Amelia County. This land included his early 525-acre patent and was next to that of Benjamin Hubbard, Edward Hubbard, William Hurt, and others. A year later, in 1740 he sold 150 acres to Joseph Collins and 200 acres to John Hampton. Hezekiah Ford , William Clement and William Echols witnessed the first deed and Richard Echols, John Gillintine and William Barkson witnessed the second.

As were most Amelia County residents, George was a tobacco planter. On 12 November 1736, John Bentley, Constable, informed the Amelia County court that George-tended seconds contrary to the law and ordered he be prosecuted and that Stephen Dewey, Deputy Attorney, commence same.? George died in Amelia County [27 Oct. 1740 / 21 Nov. 1740].

George left a will in Amelia County that bequeathed his wife his plantation and personal estate for her lifetime. He left 275 acres of land to each of his sons and 100 acres of land to each of his daughters. This would be 1,225 acres, approximately the 1,579-acre patent less the conveyances of 150 and 200 acres. Executors of the will were Ann Marchbanks, William Echols, and Richard Echols. Samuel Bentley, Benjamin Hubbard and Joseph Hubbard completed their appraisal of George?s estate on 28 November 1740. They valued it at £11:2:3.

Ann (Echols) Marchbanks was in court several times as a defendant against individuals with claims against her husband?s estate. Plaintiffs included Edward Booker (£6:6) , Abraham Echols (£24:17:9) , David Bell (£1:14:10) , Thomas Dawson (£4:0:10½) , the estate of John Carter (dismissed). Ann Marchbanks appeared as a tithable in Amelia County in 1746 only. The Marchbanks may have been Quakers. We can find no Amelia County marriage records for Marchbanks children although some appear to have married and lived there. Further, census records of 1782 show the League family in-laws owned no slaves.

Children of George and Ann (Echols) Marchbanks:

John Marchbanks, the son of George Marchbanks, was born 16 March 1723/4 and died 26 January 1725/6 according to the St. Peter?s Parish Register.

Joseph Marchbanks (4 Oct. 1733 ) inherited 275 acres of land from his father.

George Marchbanks was born 28 September 1725 according to the St. Peters Parish Register. He conveyed four parcels of land aggregating 480 acres in Amelia County in 1746. Three conveyances on November 21 were to his sisters Sarah , Mary Ann , and Ursula Marchbanks . The land was next to William Marchbanks . The fourth conveyance of 100 acres was to Joseph Collins who by then had married George?s sister, Lucy . Collins and Marchbanks together conveyed this 100-acre tract to Benjamin Hubbard in March 1746/47. George briefly moved elsewhere in the county and bought 400 acres on the Sandy River from Robert Rowland for £20 in 1747. On 17 September 1748, Marchbanks was living in Lunenburg County when he sold this land to Thomas Foster. No wife relinquished a dower right.

William Marchbanks inherited 275 acres of land from his father. He sold this land to Andrew Lester for £25 in 1749 and evidently left the county. Lester had previously bought 553 acres from William?s father in 1746. Lester later, in 1759, sold most of the combined property, 755 acres , to John Tabb.

Sarah Marchbanks was unmarried in 1750 and living on land her father bequeathed her and her brother gave her. She married Joseph Hawkins. In 1757 Joseph Hawkins sold 140 acres to William Ferguson for £50. The deed described the property as-being land George Marchbanks willed to his daughter, Sarah, with all houses,...? This 140 acres was more likely the gift from her brother George Marchbanks. No wife relinquished a dower right. Ferguson sold this land to Frances Williamson in 1763 who left it to her son Jacob Williamson in her Amelia County will [30 Dec. 1768 / 26 Jan. 1769]. Evidently Jacob discovered Sarah had never relinquished her rights to the land. So, in 1770, Joseph Hawkins and Sarah, his wife, then of Prince Edward County, executed a deed acknowledging the sale of land to Jacob Williamson. This time Sarah relinquished her dower right. Sarah Hawkins, widow of Joseph Hawkins married Jacob Waddell in Prince Edward County 30 October 1788.

Laban Hawkins married Catherine McGehee 30 December 1784.

Nancy Hawkins

Isaiah Hawkins

William Hawkins .

Abner Hawkins .

Elizabeth Hawkins.

Obediah Hawkins married Sally Hudgins, daughter of William Hudgins, in Prince Edward County 7 April (bond) 1797.

Mary Hawkins married Abraham McGehee in Prince Edward County 24 April (bond) 1799.

Mary Ann Marchbanks was not married in 1749 and living on land her father bequeathed her or her brother gave her. She married James League Jr. James League Sr. appeared in Amelia County first in 1739. He was soon behind in paying his debts. In 1742 Amelia County court granted Woodson a judgement against League. Sheriff Thomas Tabb was looking for League in August 1742 but reported to the court that-James League is not to be found in my bailiwick.? Tabb evidently arrested League in February 1742/3 and he spent twenty days in jail until the plaintiff ordered Tabb to set him free. Presuming his sons would have appeared as tithables in Amelia County about the same time as James Jr., they are as follows: James League appeared as a tithable in Amelia County first in 1744. William League appeared as a tithable in Amelia County first in 1746 and disappeared after 1752. In 1744 when Elias Downs sold Thomas Tabb land in Amelia County, William and Mary League witnessed the deed. Bartholomew League appeared as a tithable in Amelia County in 1762 - 1763. His wife was named Ann ?. She may have been Ann Greenwood since this couple, with William Greenwood, sold land to George Booker in 1770. Aaron League appeared as a tithable first in Amelia County in 1755. In January 1759 Aaron bought 100 acres in Amelia County from William Compton for £30. They recorded this deed again in September 1769. In 1782 Amelia County listed Aaron League head of a household of eight whites. Aaron died in Amelia County in 1796 [22 Oct. 1796 / 22 Dec. 1796]. He identified the following as his daughters. Molly League. Mary Ann League was perhaps the Mary Ann League who married Benjamin Lockett in Amelia County 1 November (bond) 1797. She wrote her own consent as evidently both parents were dead. One year later, on 25 October 1798 , a Mary League married Jacob Lockett in Amelia County. Milly League. Nancy League. Elizabeth League married a Foster. Other individuals living in Amelia County were Edmund League who, with Bartholomew League, witnessed a deed between William Jesse and William Foster in 1779. Rhoda League married Joel Cheatham in Amelia County 14 November (bond) 1785. In 1779 Amelia County bound out-poor children? Robert Fargus League, Richard League, Martha League, Sarah League, and Nancy League.

In 1757 James League bought 100 acres in Amelia County on Flat Creek from James Singleton for £19. We presume this was James League Jr. In 1759 James and Maryanna ?, his wife sold the 100 acres she inherited from her father to William Ferguson. In 1782 Amelia County listed-James League? head of a household of eleven whites. In the same census district in what is now Nottoway County were Benjamin, Joab, and Aaron League. None owned slaves.

Benjamin League was living alone in Amelia County in 1782. He married Anne Hubbard in Amelia County 7 December (bond) 1782.

Joab League was living alone in Amelia County in 1782.

Druscilla League married Jacob Waddill in Amelia County 27 November (bond) 1788. The marriage bond identified her as a daughter of James League.

Oney League married John Chapman in Amelia County 21 December 1799. The marriage bond of 18 December, with Christopher Hubbard as security, identified her as a daughter of James League.

Ursula Marchbanks was living in 1749 on land her father bequeathed her or her brother gave her. She married Charles Dean.

Lucy Marchbanks was called Lucy Prisher in the 1740-will of her father. By 1746 she was the wife of Joseph Collins. Lucy and Joseph moved from Amelia County to Halifax County about 1752.

Robert Collins (c.1742).

Stephen Collins (10 Aug. 1744) married Catherine McHendree.

Joel Collins] (c.1746) married Mary ?.

Lucy Collins married Nathaniel Abney

Joseph Collins (c.1748) wed Nettie Culver.

Chloe Collins] (c.1749) married Robert Bowmar.

Tabitha Collins (c.1752) wed Elisha Prewitt.

Judith Collins (c.1754) married Thomas Glass.

Josiah Collins (2 May 1757) wed Janette Bohannon.

Elisha Collins (30 Nov. 1759) married Frances Madison in Halifax County 21 February 1783.

Jeremiah Collins (c.1760) married Mary Pulliam in Halifax County 5 November 1782.

Change Date: 23 Apr 2008 at 15:50:50

Father: John ECHOLS Sr. b: 17 Feb 1650 in Wilmslow,Cheshire,England

Mother: Mary CAVE b: 5 Jul 1661 in Misterton,Leicester,England

Marriage 1 George MARCHBANKS b: ABT 1690 in Amelia, Virginia, USA

Married: ABT 1717 in St Peters Parish, Amelia, Virginia, USA

Sealing Spouse: 16 Apr 2003 in SLAKE


John MARCHBANKS b: 16 Mar 1724 in St Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virginia, USA
Joseph MARCHBANKS b: 4 Oct 1733 in St Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virginia, USA c: 10 Mar 1733 in Bristol Parish, Prince George, Virginia, USA
George MARCHBANKS b: 28 Sep 1725 in St Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virginia, USA
William MARCHBANKS b: 1734 in St Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virginia, USA
Sarah MARCHBANKS b: in St Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virginia, USA
Lucy MARCHBANKS b: 1720 in , Amelia, Virginia, USA

Notes: Source: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Ancestral File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2017-11-02), entry for Ann ECHOLS.

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Ann Echols's Timeline

Amelia, or King and Queen County, Virginia, Colonial America
Amelia County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
March 16, 1724
New Kent County, Virginia, United States
September 28, 1725
St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, Colonial America
New Kent County, Virginia, United States
October 4, 1732
Bristal Parish, Prince George County, Virginia, Colonial America
St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, Colonial America
Amelia County, Virginia, Colonial America
September 28, 1736
St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, Colonial America