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Elizabeth Rogers (Dale)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lancaster, VA, USA
Death: Died in Lancaster, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Major Edward Dale and Lady Diana Skipwith
Wife of William Rogers
Mother of Humphrey Jones; Hannah Blakemore and Eleanor White
Sister of Katherine Carter (Dale) and Mary Harrison

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“I give unto my daughter Elizabeth now wife of William Rogers twelve pence in full of all claimes whatsoever.”

These words from Edward Dale’s will proved 11 Mar 1695/6 in Lancaster Co., VA have puzzled genealogists for decades. Such clauses, like deeds of conveyance, can be used for a variety of purposes. A claim is: To make a demand for money, property, or for enforcement of a right provided by law. This clause is a form of “estoppel,” which terminates a claim (like a quit-claim deed). During this period, it was illegal to challenge a will after probate. This clause would have no effect against a will or block inheritance under a will.

It’s the only clause in Edward Dale’s will without a qualifying phrase. Had Edward Dale meant to say “against my estate,” he would have said “against my estate.” Nor did he mention specific property. The purpose of the clause was to prevent Diana (Skipwith) Dale from appropriating some of his personal property upon his demise, and transferring that property to Elizabeth Rogers via an intestate estate. Since real property (land, etc.) required a will or deed to transfer full ownership, Dale was only concerned with personal property. Widows walking off with personal property was a common problem in this era.

Had Diana (Skipwith) Dale not had an heir of her body, her estate would have handled by the county court and the next of kin determined, as was the law of the Colony of Virginia given in Hening 2:91 (see below). Lancaster Co. court minutes prove she had no estate: no one applied for administration or to be qualified as executor. Even had her probate records been lost, the court minutes would still record application for administration or qualification for executor.


1654 Birth of Elizabeth Lancaster, VA, USA 1674 Age 20 Death of Elizabeth Lancaster, Virginia, United States

1682 Age 20 Birth of Humphrey Jones

1697 Age 20 Birth of Hannah Rogers Lancaster, Virginia, United States

Marriage of Elizabeth to William Rogers 3/12/16777-1678

Elizabeth Rogers (Dale) Birth: circa 1654 Lancaster, VA, USA Death: after 1674 (20) Lancaster, Virginia, United States Immediate Family:

Daughter of Major Edward Dale and Diana Skipwith Wife of William Rogers Mother of Humphrey Jones and Hannah Rogers Sister of Katherine Dale and Mary Dale Added by: Ildiko Ilona Kecskes on November 23, 2008 Managed by: Sandi Kerr

http://tao221.wordpress.com/9-estate-sale-elizabeth-dale-rogers-daughter-of-diana-skipwith-dale-elizabeths-twelve-pence/

“I give unto my daughter Elizabeth now wife of William Rogers twelve pence in full of all claimes whatsoever.”

These words from Edward Dale’s will proved 11 Mar 1695/6 in Lancaster Co., VA have puzzled genealogists for decades. Such clauses, like deeds of conveyance, can be used for a variety of purposes. A claim is: To make a demand for money, property, or for enforcement of a right provided by law. This clause is a form of “estoppel,” which terminates a claim (like a quit-claim deed). During this period, it was illegal to challenge a will after probate. This clause would have no effect against a will or block inheritance under a will.

It’s the only clause in Edward Dale’s will without a qualifying phrase. Had Edward Dale meant to say “against my estate,” he would have said “against my estate.” Nor did he mention specific property. The purpose of the clause was to prevent Diana (Skipwith) Dale from appropriating some of his personal property upon his demise, and transferring that property to Elizabeth Rogers via an intestate estate. Since real property (land, etc.) required a will or deed to transfer full ownership, Dale was only concerned with personal property. Widows walking off with personal property was a common problem in this era.

Had Diana (Skipwith) Dale not had an heir of her body, her estate would have handled by the county court and the next of kin determined, as was the law of the Colony of Virginia given in Hening 2:91 (see below). Lancaster Co. court minutes prove she had no estate: no one applied for administration or to be qualified as executor. Even had her probate records been lost, the court minutes would still record application for administration or qualification for executor.


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   Humphrey Jones
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   Major Edward Dale
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   Diana Skipwith
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   Katherine Dale
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   Mary Dale
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Elizabeth Rogers's Timeline

1654
1654
Lancaster, VA, USA
1674
1674
Age 20
Lancaster, Virginia, United States
1682
1682
Age 20
1682
Age 20
1697
1697
Age 20
Lancaster County, Province of Virginia
1997
March 26, 1997
Age 20
October 24, 1997
Age 20
1998
March 13, 1998
Age 20