Margaret Custis

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Margaret Custis (Michael)

Birthplace: Northampton, VA
Death: circa 1692 (23-39)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. John Michaels and Elizabeth Michaels
Wife of John Custis (III) of Wilsonia
Mother of Major John Custis, IV; Hancock Custis, I; Capt. Henry Custis; Elizabeth Custis and Sorrowful Margaret Custis
Sister of Sarah Yeardley; Adam (1) Michael; Adam Michaels; John Michael and Symon Michael
Half sister of Yardley Michael

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About Margaret Custis

She married John Custis (III)(Col.) about 1675. John was born 1653. John was the son of John Custis(II)(Mjr. Gen.) and Elizabeth Robinson. John died after 1704. John Custis of Hungars Parish, Northampton Co., VA, was elected to the House of Burgesses in 1684 but disqualified on being chosen Sheriff. He was a Burgess from 1685-86 and 1693-1699 and a member of the Council from 1699 to 1713. He was captain of the Accomack County Militia and Deputy Commander of the Eastern Shore under his father until 1692 when he ws temporarily suspended from all civil and military offices for contempt. He was Commander in Chief of the Eastern Shore in 1699. In 1704 he held 5,950 acres in Accomack County and 3,400 acres in Northampton County. In his will, he named his wife, Sarah, son John to whom he left "Arlington", and sons Hancock and Henry, and daughters Elizabeth Custis and Sorrowful Margaret Kendall, and Yeardley Michael (son of John Michael's third wife). He made a codicil naming his grandson Custis Kendall. (Purse & Person, p. 621) Margaret died in childbirth and the daughter was named Sorrowful Margaret. After her death, her husband married her brother Adam's widow, Sarah Littleton Michael. She is recorded on the tombstone of her husband as John Custis' first wife and daughter of Mr. John Michaell and that she had seven sons and two daughters. (Purse & Person, p. 621)

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Margaret Custis's Timeline

Northampton, VA
October 15, 1678
Age 17
Arlington, Arlington County, VA, United States
Age 18
Northampton Co., Virginia, Virginia
Age 19
Accomack County, Virginia, Colonial America
Age 21
Hungars Parish, Northampton County, Virginia, United States
Age 31
Northampton Co., Virginia
Age 31