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Lt. Col. Francis Eppes, II

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Henrico County, Virginia, Colonial America
Death: Died in Bermuda Hundred, Henrico County, Virginia, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Charles City, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Captain Francis Eppes, I and Marie Eppes
Husband of 1st wife of Francis Eppes and Elizabeth Jane Eppes
Father of Anna Eppes; Col. Francis Eppes, III; William Eppes; Mary Archer; Littlebury Eppes and 1 other
Brother of John Eppes, Sr. and Thomas Eppes

Occupation: Lt. Colonel, Col.
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About Lt. Col. Francis Eppes, II

Additional Curator's Notes:

Francis Eppes II was the son of Francis Eppes I, "the Immigrant," and wife Mary. He was born c. 1627 in Virginia. His father returned to England c.1629, taking Mary and two small sons with him, to tend to the affairs of John Eppes, recently deceased. The third son, Thomas, was born in 1630 in London. When the family returned to Virginia, the senior Francis Eppes was able to claim headrights for his wife and three children by paying for their passages.

Francis Eppes II served as justice of the Charles City County monthly court. He served in the Virginia Militia, rising to the rank of captain by 1660 and to Lt. Col during Bacon's Rebellion. He moved to Henrico County, Virginia c.1665 and served as a justice in that county, as well. He served in the House of Burgesses.

Francis married twice. The first wife's name is not known. It has been suggested that her birth name was Wells or Welles, but no documents have been found to support this name. There was one child from this marriage. His second wife was Elizabeth Littlebury, widow of William Worsham. There were four children from this marriage.

Francis died in August, 1678, of a wound, possibly from fighting Indians. He had made a deposition earlier that year reciting he was 50 years of age. From this we can estimate his date of birth.

Before his death he made a nuncupative will dividing his estate, and designating his son Francis executor, to which will William Randolph and Richard Cocke, Sr. were witnesses. On December 2, 1678 Richard Cocke, Sr., aged about 38, deposed that he was at the house of Colonel Francis Eppes the day before he died, and Col. Eppes said he wished his estate divided equally between his wife and four children. And on the same day Wm Randolph, aged about 28, deposed that he was at the house of Col. Francis EPES a few days before he died, and said EPES, being dangerously wounded, called him, and desired him to take notice that he wished his estate to be equally divided between his wife and four children, and when his wife asked about his land, he said he hoped his brother would seat one of them (the sons) at Causons, and that Lanton would serve one of the boys. His son Francis was his administrator and among his accounts with the estate are payments to Pars on Williams and Parson Ball doubtless for the funeral services.

During his lifetime he carried on a mercantile business at Bermuda Hundred, and was agent for a London firm.

Child of Francis Eppes II and first wife:

  • Frances Eppes III, b. 1657

Children of Francis Eppes II and wife Elizabeth Littlebury:

  • William Eppes, b. 1662
  • Littlebury Eppes
  • Mary Eppes, b. 1664
  • Anne Eppes.

Many thanks to all the Geni members who contributed to this profile and left information on the overview. I have consolidated their information in writing this brief bio of Francis Eppes II.

Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator, 8/29/2011


Links to additional information:

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U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Francis Eppes

Name: Francis Eppes

Gender: Male

Birth Place: EN

Birth Year: 1628

Spouse Name: Elizabeth Littlebury

Marriage Year: 1661

Marriage State: VA

Number Pages: 1

Source Citation: Source number: 41.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: PKS.

Source Information:

Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004

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American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) about Francis Epps

Name: Francis Epps

Birth Date: 1628

Birthplace: Virginia

Volume: 51

Page Number: 104

Reference:

Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 20 Aug 1917, 6556

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Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Francis Eppes

Name: Francis Eppes

Year: 1635

Place: Virginia

Family Members: Son Jon; Son Tho; Son Fr

Source Publication Code: 6220

Primary Immigrant: Eppes, Francis

Annotation:

Record of 20,000 very early immigrants, with much relevant information. Taken from Patent Books 1 through 5. Title page states, "In 5 volumes," but up to 1979 only three had appeared. See nos. 6221 and 6223 for second and third volumes, published in 1977

Source Bibliography:

NUGENT, NELL MARION. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666. Vol. 1. Richmond [VA]: Dietz Printing Co., 1934. 767p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983.

Page: 31



"Additional Curator's Notes:

Francis Eppes II was the son of Francis Eppes I, "the Immigrant," and wife Mary. He was born c. 1627 in Virginia. His father returned to England c.1629, taking Mary and two small sons with him, to tend to the affairs of John Eppes, recently deceased. The third son, Thomas, was born in 1630 in London. When the family returned to Virginia, the senior Francis Eppes was able to claim headrights for his wife and three children by paying for their passages.

Francis Eppes II served as justice of the Charles City County monthly court. He served in the Virginia Militia, rising to the rank of captain by 1660 and to Lt. Col during Bacon's Rebellion. He moved to Henrico County, Virginia c.1665 and served as a justice in that county, as well. He served in the House of Burgesses.

Francis married twice. The first wife's name is not known. It has been suggested that her birth name was Wells or Welles, but no documents have been found to support this name. There was one child from this marriage. His second wife was Elizabeth Littlebury, widow of William Worsham. There were four children from this marriage.

Francis died in August, 1678, of a wound, possibly from fighting Indians. He had made a deposition earlier that year reciting he was 50 years of age. From this we can estimate his date of birth.

Before his death he made a nuncupative will dividing his estate, and designating his son Francis executor, to which will William Randolph and Richard Cocke, Sr. were witnesses. On December 2, 1678 Richard Cocke, Sr., aged about 38, deposed that he was at the house of Colonel Francis Eppes the day before he died, and Col. Eppes said he wished his estate divided equally between his wife and four children. And on the same day Wm Randolph, aged about 28, deposed that he was at the house of Col. Francis EPES a few days before he died, and said EPES, being dangerously wounded, called him, and desired him to take notice that he wished his estate to be equally divided between his wife and four children, and when his wife asked about his land, he said he hoped his brother would seat one of them (the sons) at Causons, and that Lanton would serve one of the boys. His son Francis was his administrator and among his accounts with the estate are payments to Pars on Williams and Parson Ball doubtless for the funeral services.

During his lifetime he carried on a mercantile business at Bermuda Hundred, and was agent for a London firm.

Child of Francis Eppes II and first wife:

Frances Eppes III, b. 1657 Children of Francis Eppes II and wife Elizabeth Littlebury:

William Eppes, b. 1662 Littlebury Eppes Mary Eppes, b. 1664 Anne Eppes. Many thanks to all the Geni members who contributed to this profile and left information on the overview. I have consolidated their information in writing this brief bio of Francis Eppes II.

Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator, 8/29/2011

Links to additional information:

http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/pete/butowsky.pdf http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marshall1952&id=I05394 Virginia immigrants and adventurers, 1607-1635: a biographical dictionary By Martha W. McCartney Pg.281-282 -- http://books.google.com/books?id=orDbMGpInaQC&pg=PA281&lpg=PA281&dq=Francis+EPPES+1627&source=bl&ots=WG-59hs_0N&sig=jfT9livjjMUchdMDn2EiZXBlVl8&hl=en&ei=4gaFTPW8B4OesQO75pT3Bw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CC4Q6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=Francis%20EPPES%201627&f=false Lewis of Warner Hall: the history of a family, including the genealogy of ... By Merrow Egerton Sorley Pg.809 --http://books.google.com/books?id=yeWgvfDpwbwC&pg=PA807&lpg=PA807&dq=Francis+EPPES+1627&source=bl&ots=4XPXMUTco3&sig=yAlZrXUXhgE5459YbSGrYQX-Y7I&hl=en&ei=OhCFTOv7NomcsQOUopT3Bw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CCIQ6AEwBDgK#v=onepage&q=Francis%20EPPES%201627&f=false __________________________

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Francis Eppes

Name: Francis Eppes

Gender: Male

Birth Place: EN

Birth Year: 1628

Spouse Name: Elizabeth Littlebury

Marriage Year: 1661

Marriage State: VA

Number Pages: 1

Source Citation: Source number: 41.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: PKS.

Source Information:

Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004

____________________________

American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) about Francis Epps

Name: Francis Epps

Birth Date: 1628

Birthplace: Virginia

Volume: 51

Page Number: 104

Reference:

Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 20 Aug 1917, 6556

______________________________

Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Francis Eppes

Name: Francis Eppes

Year: 1635

Place: Virginia

Family Members: Son Jon; Son Tho; Son Fr

Source Publication Code: 6220

Primary Immigrant: Eppes, Francis

Annotation:

Record of 20,000 very early immigrants, with much relevant information. Taken from Patent Books 1 through 5. Title page states, "In 5 volumes," but up to 1979 only three had appeared. See nos. 6221 and 6223 for second and third volumes, published in 1977

Source Bibliography:

NUGENT, NELL MARION. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666. Vol. 1. Richmond [VA]: Dietz Printing Co., 1934. 767p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983.

Page: 31"


Lieutenant-Colonel Francis (2) Eppes, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Francis (I) and Marie Eppes, was born about 1628 and died in 1678, from a wound inflicted by the Indians. He was lieutenant-colonel of the county militia and, in 1677, commissioner. The inventory of his estate, recorded in April, 1679, amounted to £313-17-10, and there was also a large amount of property, store goods, not appraised. His son, Francis, was administrator of the estate.

"Lieutenant-Colonel Francis (2) Eppes was twice married, but the name of his first wife is not known. He married (second) Elizabeth (Littlebury) Worsham, widow of William Worsham, of Henrico County. Child of the first marriage: 1. Francis. Children of the second marriage: 2. William, born in 1661. 3. Mary, born in 1664; married, in 1685, Lieutenant-Colonel John Hardiman [Chapter 13]. 4. (Lieutenant-Colonel) Littlebury, of Charles City County, Virginia, died in 1746."

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"Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Eppes, of Henrico County, was born about 1628, and died in 1678. From the beginning of the extant Henrico records in 1677, until his death, his name appears as a justice. He married (I) _____; (II) Elizabeth, widow of Wm. Worsham, of Henrico. From the Henrico records it appears that Colonel Eppes died from a wound. On December 2d, 1678, Richard Cocke, Sr., aged about 38, deposed that he was at the house of Colonel Francis Eppes the day before he died, and Colonel Eppes said he wished his estate divided equally between his wife and four children. And on the same day Wm. Randolph, aged about 28, deposed that he was at the house of Colonel Francis Eppes a few days before he died, and said Eppes, being dangerously wounded, called him, and desired him to take notice that he wished his estate to be equally divided between his wife and four children, and when his wife asked about his land, he said he hoped his brother would seat one of them (the sons) at Causons, and that Lanctons would serve one of the boys. His son Francis was his administrator, and among his accounts with the estate are payments to Parson Williams £2, and Parson Ball 10 shillings, doubtless for the funeral services. The inventory of his estate, recorded in April, 1679, amounted to £313 17. 10., besides a large amount of property, store goods, &c., not appraised. Colonel Eppes’ second wife, Elizabeth, widow of Wm. Worsham (by whom she had issue: John Worsham, Charles Worsham, Mary Worsham, and Elizabeth Worsham, who married Richard Kennon, of ‘Conjurer’s Neck’), also died in 1678. Two wills made by her are recorded in Henrico, proved October, 1678. The first, dated 28 July 1678, and describing her as ‘Elizabeth Epes, of Bermuda Hundred, widow,’ makes the following bequests: to daughter, Elizabeth Kennon, a stone ring, her black gown, green silk petticoat, green satin bodie, and one-fourth of her money in the hands of Samuel Claphamson (of London); to her grandchild, Mary Kennon (who married Major John Bolling, of ‘Cobbs’) a stone ring ‘given me by my sister King;’ to her daughter, Mary Worsham, one-fourth of her money, certain personal property and wearing apparel, and her thumb ring; to her daughter Mary Eppes, a ‘new suite which came in this year;’ to son John Worsham, one-fourth of her money and her silver tobacco box; to son Charles Worsham, one-fourth of her money and certain other personal property. The remainder of her estate to her husband, Eppes’s children. Makes her son [in-law], Richard Kennon, executor.

"The second will, dated 23 September 1678, describes her as a widow of Col. Francis Eppes, of Henrico, deceased, ratifys all her gifts to her children by her former husband, Mr. Wm. Worsham, deceased. What estate was given to her by the verbal will of her husband, Col. Francis Eppes, she wishes to be divided equally between the children she had by said Eppes, viz: William, Littlebury, and Mary, when they come of age. Appoints her [step] son Francis Eppes, and her son [in-law], Richard Kennon, executor. The account of Francis Eppes as her executor is recorded in Henrico, and from it she appears to have been buried with all the honors. The account gives the following items: to Doctors Cogan and Spears, 1,000 pounds tobacco each, to Dr. Irby 300 pounds, to Mr. John Ball, minister, 200 pounds; for her funeral, 10 pounds butter costing 50 pounds tobacco; 2 gallons of brandy, 70 pounds tobacco; half pound of pepper and half pound of ginger, 9 pounds; 5 gallons of wine, 150 pounds; 8 pounds sugar, 32 pounds; one steer, valued at 600 pounds; 3 large whethers, at 450 pounds.

"Issue by first marriage: Francis; by second marriage: William, born 1661. On 1 Dec 1683, he receipted to his brother Francis, for his full share of the estate of his father, Colonel Francis Eppes, deceased. In February, 1738-9, Anne, daughter of Capt. Wm. Eppes, chose a guardian. Before 1739, Edw’d Osborne, of Henrico, married the daughter of Captain Wm. Eppes; Lieutenant-Colonel Littlebury, of Charles City County, justice 1699, &c., Burgess 1710, 1714; county clerk 1714, &c.; Mary, married before June, 1685, Lieut-Col. Jno. Hardiman, of Charles City County, who was a justice of Charles City, 1699-1702, and of Prince George, 1714; Anne, gave a power of attorney to her brother, William, in Feb 1681-2."

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Mary Epes, daughter of Francis and Elizabeth ____ Worsham, was born in 1664, probably in Henrico County, Virginia. In or before 1685, she married John Hardyman.

[For a continuation of the Epes family lineage, see the Hardyman family history, Chapter 13.]

http://www.tc.umn.edu/~timsx001/Epes.html

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Lt. Col. Francis Eppes, II's Timeline

1627
November 19, 1627
Henrico County, Virginia, Colonial America
1655
1655
Age 27
of, Henrico, Virginia, United States
1659
1659
Age 31
Shirley Hundred, Henrico County, Virginia Colony, Colonial America
1661
1661
Age 33
Bermuda Hundred, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
1664
June 1664
Age 36
Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States
1665
1665
Age 37
Bermuda Hundred, Chesterfield, Virginia
1672
1672
Age 44
Virginia, USA, Henrico
1678
August 1678
Age 50
Bermuda Hundred, Henrico County, Virginia, Colonial America
December 1678
Age 50
Charles City, Virginia, United States