William Powell, Sr., of Isle of Wight

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William Powell, Sr., of Isle of Wight

Also Known As: "William Powell of Chickahominy River"
Birthplace: Nansemond, Virginia
Death: Died in Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Powell, of Isle of Wight and "Gody" Powell
Husband of Elizabeth Powell
Father of Elizabeth Pope; Nathaniel Powell, of Isle of Wight; John Powell, of Isle of Wight; William Powell; Thomas Powell and 3 others
Brother of Nathaniel Powell, of Isle of Wight

Managed by: Cole Rankin
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About William Powell, Sr., of Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Deed Book 1, 1688-1704, page 192 (Boddie, pag e 625). Will of William Powell, dated December 11, 1695, n o date of probate shown; wife Elizabeth tile plantation I l ive on, then to son John Powell; son Nathaniel the neck dow n the swamp to the orchard; and the remaining part to so n Jacob; sons William and Thomas the land on Bows and Arro w Swamp; daughter Elizabeth wife of John Poopes (Pope?); Te st, Thomas Powell (probably leis nephew), Thomas Gale, Rich ard Hutchins.

(6) 29 V 342. Quit Rent Rolls, Isle of Wight County, 1704 ; Thomas Powell 100 acres; William Powell 200 acres; page 3 43, Widdo Powell 480 acres.


His information comes from

'Kinfolk, Ownbey Family Lines of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina', p 1. 'The Stepp/Stapp Families of America,' Henry P. Scalf. IGI

http://www.smokykin.com/ged/f002/f27/a0022718.htm the link for Joshua Stapp, b. 1688.



The above link lists 11 children, of who Thomas is 5th

Your William's will was dated 12/11/1695 and said:

"Know All Men By These Presents that I Will Powell of the Isle of Wight County being at present very sick and weak in body but yet in perfect senses and memory, doe, if it shall please GOD to take me out of this present life, make this my Last Will and Testament as followeth-

First I doe give unto my loving WIFE, Elizabeth Powell, the plantation I now live upon dureing her life (also) all the stock I have unto belonging dureing her aforesaid life and then the said land I doe give unto my sonn John Powell, the Broad Neck at the uper end of my line.

Likewise I doe give my sonn Nathaniell from that Neck down the Swamp to my orchard side and the remaining part of this land unto my sonn Jacob; to them and theire heires lawfully begotton of theire own bodyes forever.

Second I doe give unto my sonn Will Powell and my sonn Thomas Powell all my land upon the hed of Bow and Arrow Swamp to be equally divided betwist them, my sonn Will: to have his first choys to them and heires lawfully begotten of theire own bodies forever.

Third I doe give unto my daughter Elizabeth, wife John Poopes that plantation thay now live upon to them and theire heires forever this being my Laste Will and Testament whatsoever

In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this eleaventh day of December in the year of our Lord God Sixteen Hundred Ninety and Five.

Signed, sealed and delivered in the present of us: Thomas Powell William Powell (seal) his mark his mark Thomas Gale his mark Richard Hutchins his mark"

Isle of Wight Co., VA deed book 1, 1688-1704, p 193.

Apr 14, 2001 - 11:10 - From: - Meredith Clapper

Age: 15 arrival from Bermuda in 1635

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William Powell, Sr., of Isle of Wight's Timeline

April 1640
Essex County, Virginia, Colonial America
Nansemond, Virginia
Age 24
Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States
Age 25
Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Age 28
Beaver Dam, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Colony
Age 33
Isle of Wright, Virginia, United States
December 11, 1695
Age 53
Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Age 53