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Matilda West (Scarborough)

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Accomack County, Virginia, Colonial America
Death: January 03, 1722 (78)
Nandua, Accomack County, Virginia, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Colonel Edmund Scarburgh, Il; Edmund Scarborough and Mary Scarburgh
Wife of Col John West and Lt. Colonel John West, I, of Accomack
Mother of John West; Sarah Robinson; John the Elder West; Anthony West; Alexander West and 9 others
Sister of Tabitha Hill; Colonel Charles Scarburgh; Littleton Scarburgh and Colonel Edmund Scarburgh, III
Half sister of Arcadia Welbourne; Annabella Lee Marshall and Attalanta Osborne

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About Matilda West

In 1704 Mrs. Matilda West, widow, refused to take the usual oath, being a Quaker. She must have been considered a desirable convert, because both her father and husband had been staunch adherents of the Church of England .

Matilda received a patent for 500 acres north side of Pungoteague Creek. Matilda and her sister Tabitha had 3500 acres in 1658 before their marriages

She is on the Virginia 1704 Rent rolls in Accomack Co., VA with 3600 acres.

Her will was dated 6 Sept 1721 and proved 6 March 1722 (1). Her date of death was listed as 3 Jan 1721 (but 1722 is more reasonable) (2).


  • (1). Col. John Wise of England and Virginia (1617-1695); Wise, Jennings Cropper, Virginia Historical Society (Film 0000593)
  • (2). Virginia Bible Records; Austin, Jeanette 1987 (Book 977.5 D2aj) p281


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Matilda West's Timeline

Accomack County, Virginia, Colonial America
August 31, 1658
Age 14
Accomack County, Virginia, United States
Age 17
Age 17
Accomac, Accomack, Virginia
January 6, 1663
Age 19
Accomack, VA, United States
Age 19
Accomack County, Virginia, United States
Age 28
Accomack County, Virginia, United States
Age 29
Accomack County, Virginia
March 27, 1674
Age 30
Accomack County, Virginia, United States