Before you proceed, let me explain why Dorcas - the wife of Patrick Spence Sr. - is NOT the daughter of Capt. Thomas Youell. The will of Thomas Youell (abstract) states will dated 7 Dec 1694 and proved May1695 and mentions grandsons Youell English, Youell Watts and Thomas Spence; daughter Ann Watts; John Atwell; daughter Spence; dau. Winifred English. Thomas Sturman had a daughter, Ann, who married Capt. Thomas Youell. Their son, Thomas Youell married Anna Lee. This son, Thomas Youell is the one who made the will in 1694. His daughter, Penelope m/1: Patrick Spence (the s/o Patrick Spence Sr. and Dorcas ___). Penelope's sister Winnifred m. Walter English and had a son Youell and sister Ann m/1: William Watts who had a son Youell Watts.
Page 95a[D&W 1, pp.61-62] . 20 Feb. 1657 . Patrick Spence wit. for Rich. Sturman
1Page 119a. 28 Oct. 1658. David Norry doe constitute Patrick Spence my well beloved friend to doe for me as if I was in person there myself. Signed by David (X) Norry 20 Nov. 1658. Recorded.
1Page. 120. Patrick Spence doe give for his marke of cattle and hoggs in the right eare the swallow fork and the left eare underkeeled. 1 Dec. 1658. Recorded.
1p.122a [D&W 1, p.82]. 19 Feb. 1658 . John Bennett doe appoint my beloved friend Rice Maddocks my attorney to acknowledge pattents of two devidents of land to Richard Kennery and William Spence. Signed by John Bennett. Wit: John Johnson, Rebecca (R) Carpenter.
1Page 129. 20 [April] 1659. Robert Richards doe ordaine my well beloved friend Patr[ick Spence] my attorney to doe for mee as if I were there. Signed by: Robert (R) Richards. Wit: Thomas Moulton, William (X) Court.  May 1659. Recorded.
1Page 129. 21 April 1659. Patrick Spence wit. for Phillip Sil[vester]
Page 98. 2 July 1659. Richard Searles and William Spence have formerly been copartners in the land and plantation and houseing which was bought of John Bennett. We have divided the land and bind outserved that each other shall enjoy without molestation from the bounds laid out . . . at the landing . . . along Machodick Path . . . Searle to have the north part and Spence the south part. Signed by Richard Searles and Wm. Spence. Wit. Edward Thompson, Henry Vincent
2pages 100-101. 21 Oct. 1659. Patrick Spence of Westmoreland County, planter, to John and Christopher Butler. For 6000 pounds of tobacco to be paid 3000 pounds in 1660 and 3000 in 1661. 250 acres upon Potomack River being one moiety of that plantation whereon I lately lived and whereon David Norry now liveth and formerly granted by pattent unto John Walton. Signed by Patrick Spence. Wit: John Ryves, Vincent Young. 21 Oct 1659. Acknowledged.
p.25a. [23a] [D&W 1, p.129]. 21 Nov. 1659. Richard Searles together with my wife’s consent to William Spence. My interest in this pattent. Signed by Richard (X) Searles, Ann (X) Searles. Wit. Henry Vincent, John Johnston. 12 Dec. 1660. Acknowledged.
327 9br [Nov.] 1660. Richard Searles of Nomony in Westmoreland County to William Spence. For a valuable consideration. All my right of this bill of sale. Signed by Richard (X) Searles, Ann (X) Searles. Wit. Geo. Durant, Richard Kenner. 12 Dec 1660. Acknowledged.
3Pages 47a-48a [45a-46a]. Mr. Wallter Brodhurst. Inventory. 17 April 1661. Debts received from Patrick Spence and David Norry, Mrs. Rebecka Brent, Willm. Overed, Willm. Churme, David Anderson
Page 1A[56A] [D&W 1, pp.156-57]. 11 Dec 1661.
Articles of agreement betweene David Norry and Patrick Spence: There
is a parcell of land containing 750 acres graunted unto David Norry and
Patrick Spence by pattent. The dividing line . . . on the west side
of a swamp nigh to the landing of
David Norry . . . into the maine woods . . . unto a parcell of land of 100 acres being part of the 750 acres. . . David Norry being to enjoy as his share all that parte that lyeth on the west side excepting any parcell of the 100 acres which is to bee held by Pattrick Spence. Signed by David Norry, Patrick Spence. Wit: Willm. Horton, Abraham Jenman. 11 Dec. 1661. Recorded.
4Page 4a [Feb. 1662/63?] Certificate for 150 acres is granted unto David Norry for transportation of three persons into this Country: Thomas Jones, Martin Fisher, Joane Mougrig
Page 269. Articles of agreement between Dorry [sic] and Patrick Spence. There is a parcel of land containing 750 acres granted to David Norry and Patrick Spence by pattent. The dividing line:... west side of swamp nigh to the land of David Norry ... unto 100 acrees part of said 750 acres. David Norry to enjoy all on the west side of the dividing line excepting any parcel of the 100 acres which is to be held by Patrick Spence with all of the east side. Signed by David Norry and Patrick Spence. Wit: William Horton, Abraham Jenman. 6 Sept 1665. Recorded.
5Pages 285-86. 2 Oct 1665. Richard Kenner of Nomony in Westmoreland County to William Spence. For a valuable consideration. Land formerly sold to Richard Searles and now resold from Richard Searles unto William Spence and now is escheated by Richard Kenner ... upon Nomony River and on the east side of the river ... at a marsh point on the south side of a creeke issuing out of the river, which divideth this land from the land which formerly to John Bennett ... near to the poplar neck ... according to my pattent to the mile’s end ... Signed by Richard Kenner and Elizabeth Kenner. Wit: John Stoneing, William Tilsn [Filser?].
5Pages 293-94. 7 March 1665 . Thomas Dyas to David Norry. For 3700 pounds of tobacco. 400 acres, part of 1200 acres granted to Thomas Dyas 15 April 1664 ... northeastward side of a great swamp or run falling into the head of great Rappahannock creeke. Signed by Thomas Dyas. Wit: Patrick Spence, Thomas Smith. 8 March 1665 . Acknowledged by Thomas Dyas.
5Page 304. 4 May 1666. Thomas Dyas of Westmoreland County to Patrick Spence of same. For a valuable consideration. 400 acres upon the swamp and run which falleth into great Rappahannock Creeke, being that part of 1200 acres which his dwelling house stands on. Signed by: Thomas Dyas. Wit: John Vaughan, Thomas Wright. 5 Sept 1666. Acknowledged by Thomas Dyas.
5Page 40a [D&W 1, pp.347-48]. 7 Apr 1669. John Whiston of Nomeny in Westmoreland County to Lieut. Coll. John Washington of Appamatox in said county. For a valuable consideration. 400 acres ... in the forest opposite to the land of Mr. William Laine part of 1200 acres in possession of David Norry and Patrick Spence. Signed by John Whiston. Wit: William Wootton, John Lord.
5Page 44. 29 Oct 1668. Patrick Spence, wit. for John Whetstoane and Joane Joanes, Anthony Bridges and Thomas Long.
5Pages73a-74. 29 Apr 1670. Mary Bell, widdow, unto my cozen Alexander Spence. One young mare colt being black marked with a hole in her left eare and branded with the letter as in the margent [AB] on the left buttock. The first colt that the mare shall bring shalbe my cozen Elyzabeth and the second to my cozen Anna and the third is for my cosen Patrick and the fourth is for my cosen Bridgett and the fift colt for my cosen Mary. Signed Mary (X) Bell. Wit: Abraham Feild, Thomas (X) Webb. 27 July1670. Acknowledged by Abraham Feild who intermarried with Mary Bell.
5Pages 75. David (X) Norrey one of Appraisers sworn 9 Aug 1670 for estate of John Wheston.
5Pages 87-88 [D&W 1, pp. 391-92]. April 1667. Patent of Sir William Berkeley unto Mr. John Wheston, Thomas Dias and Patrick Spence of 1050 acres in Westmoreland County in the forrest betwixt Potowmack and Rappahannock upon the south east side of the maine runn of Great Rappahannock Creeke ... other tract of Thomas Dyas ... south west with Rappahannock maine river ... for the transportation of one and twentie persons into this colony.
52 June 1669. Thomas Dyas and Michall his wife appoint our trustie and welbeloved friends Mr. John Wheston our attornie to acknowledge unto John Quiglye two tracts, 1300 acres lying upon the branches of Nomeny River; the one third part of 1050 acres in partnershipp betweene Mr. John Wheston and Mr. Patrick Spence upon the branches of Rappak. River bounding upon 1200 acres belonging to Lt. John Washington, Mr. David Norry and Mr. Patrick Spence. Signed by Thomas Dyas and Michall Dias. 19 9br [Nov.] 1669. Recorded.
5Page 88 [D&W 1, p.392]. 12 June 1669. John
Quigley of Westmoreland County unto William Moxley of Mobjack Bay in Virginia.
For a valuable consideration. One third of a tract of land in partnership
betwixt Mr. Patrick Spence, William Bishopp and my self, being 1050 acres
upon the great runn in the horse path goeing to Nomeny. Signed by
John Quigley. Wit: James (X) Stewart, Samuell Vaughan, John
5 26 Jan 1669 . John Quigley and Ellinor my wife appoint our loving friends Mr. Patrick Spence and Mr. William Bishopp atturnies to acknowledge unto William Moxley the land mentioned in the bill of sale. Signed by John Quigley and Ellenor (X) Quigley.
5Pages 89-89a [D&W 1, pp. 394-95]. 2 Feb 1660 [sic; 1669/70]. Articles of agreement between Patrick Spence, William Bishopp and William Moxley. There is 1050 acres granted unto John Wheston, Patrick Spence and Thomas Dyas, the land being by conveyance from Whiston to William Bishopp and Mary Lansdon as also Dyas unto John Quigley and Quigley to Moxley. For the prevention of future trouble it is agreed by Spence and Bishopp, for himselfe and his daughter in law Mary Lansdon,and Moxley that the dividing line shall begin ... at the side of a deep runn ... east side of the great runn ... line of 1200 acres surveyed by Thomas Dyas, now in the possession of Spence ... Patrick Spence to injoy as his share all that lyeth within the said bounds. ... side of a small branch ... crossing the path ... to the great runn ... William Bishop and Mary Langsdown to injoy that part. ... to the deep run ... William Moxley to injoy that part. Signed by Patrick Spence, William Bishopp, William (X) Moxley. Wit: James (X) Hawley, Samll. Bonam. 2 Feb 1669 . Recorded.
5Westmoreland County, VA Deeds, Patents, Etc.
1665-1677 Part One by John Frederick Dorman
Page 95-95a [D&W 1, pp. 408-09]. 2 July 1669. Patent of Sir Wm. Berkeley unto Richard Searles of 278 acres in Westmoreland County upon the southeast side of Nomenie River ... land of William Spence ... up Nomenie ... on the north east point of Flood’s Creeke which creeke devides this land and the land of Peter Dunken ... formerly belonging to Richard Kenner and by him and Elizabeth his wife sold to Richard Searles 26 Feb 1667 . Signed by William Berkeley
6Page 104. 6 June 1670. Mr. John Frodesham oblidge me to deliver unto Patrick Spence one black stone horse by the last of October next, being sold by Mr. Fathergone Dinely as by bill of sale. Signed by: John Frodesham
6Pages 123a-124. Will of David Norrye, being weake of bodye,dated 22 Dec 1671. To my beloved sons John Norrye my plantation which is in the forest caled Faire Fountaine when he cometh to adge. Also the stocke of hogs which is on it and one yonge meare, the stocke to be luked korfullye to in his menoratye. To the child which my wiff now goeth with if it be a sone, this plantation which I now live upon after the deses of his mother. If my son or sons dyes without ishewe, all my lands shall fall to my two yongst dathers, the eldest to have that plantation in the forest caled Faire Fountaine and to the yongst this plantation I now live on after the deses of there mother. To each of my dathers on yonge meare. To my beloved wiffe Bridgat Norrye all the rest of my goods. Signed David Norry. Wit: Patrick Spence, Thomas Chamberlin. 31 July1671. Proved by the witnesses.
6Pages 124-125a. Mr. Will: Browne. Estate account. Payments made include Patrick Spence. 9 Mar 1671
63 Jan 1672 . Bond of Josiah Evans to John Foxhall. ... interest in 700 acres lying by Mr. Patrick Spence and Mr. Jno. Whetstones and Coll. Speake’s on the south side of Patomeck River uppon Coniwoman Creeke, and betweene me and Richard Walker, this obligation to be voyd. Signed by Josiah Evans.
6Page 173. 9 June 1673. Wm. Hardwich of Westmoreland County appoint my loving freind Mr. Patrick Spence of same my attorney in all my business. Signed by Wm. Hardwich
614 Feb 1673/4. These are to certify that Mr. Patrick Spence entered with me in the list of tithables ten persons 3 whereof belonged to the forrest. Signed by Jno: Lord.
6Page 179a. Mr. Patrick Spence deposition, 40 years or thereabouts: Being in Maryland in Chew’s [?] Bay in the County of St. Maries in 1669 I did see Robt. Drewry of the same county signe a bill of 1468 pounds of tobacco to David Norrey which bill I did write and am a witnesse to the bill. Signed by Patrick Spence. 29 Apr . Sworn in Court by Patrick Spence.
Page 193a. Wm. Lambert, aged 28... at house of Wm. Spence...
7Page 202a-203. Will of Abram Feild, being verry sick and weake,dated 16 June 1674. Unto my two eldest sonnes Abraham and Daniell all my land that I now injoy when they come of adge to be equally devided betwixt them, Abraham to have his first choyce. If either of them dye without issue then to fall to the next eldest brother. Unto my sonne Abram Feild one horse colt branded with my owne marke and one heifer marked with a hole and cropt on the right eare and cropt and overkeeled on the left. Unto my sonne Daniell one young heifer marked with crop and a hole in the right eare and underkeeled and overkeeled and cropt on the left eare. Unto my sonne Henry one yong heifer called Mealynose marked on my own marke. Unto my sonne Jno. Feild one yong heifer which I bought of Jno: Hill. Unto my daughter Elianor Feild one yong iron grey gelding being branded with my owne mark; also one cow calfe marked with a swallow forke on the right eare. Unto my daughter Margarett Feild my grey mare, it being her ful portion. Unto my loving wife Mary Feild one blackmare, six cowes, one cow marked with a swallow forke on the right eare and underkeeled on the left, one yong cow on my own marke, four cowes marked with cropt and slitt and underkeeled on both eares, one steere of 4 yeares old on my own marke, one bull of the same adge and marke, one feather bed and furniture, two chests, one cupboard, one warming pan, two iron potts and potthooks, 1 pr. pothangers, one pewter bason and all the stock of hoggs that is due to me from Wm. Mason, with one barrow that runnes at James Scott’s, one small trunke and short muscott. Unto my good friend Jno. Watts and Patrick Spence each a barrow of six year old to buy them a ring a peece. Unto my sister Spence a par of gloves. All the rest of my personall estate be sold at an outcry for the best advantage of my five children here mentioned to be equally devided betwixt Abram, Danll, Henry, John and Elianor. My loving wife Mary Feild executrix and also guardian to my children. My three eldest sonnes at the adge of fifteene be bound out to some trade, Abram being now 13 years 1/2, Danll. 11 years 1/2, Henry 8 years old. My friends Patrick Spence and Jno. Watts to assist my wife in her business. Signed Abram Feild. Wit.: Edwd (X) Conney, Jno: Watts, Patrick Spence. 26 Aug 1674. Proved by Jno: Watts and Edwd. Coney.
711 7ber[Sept.] 1674. The following confessed judgment to Mary Feild alias Ironmonger, executrix of Abram Feild: Mr. Ant. Bridges, and Mr.Jno. Frodsham, security; Mr. Robt: Vaulx and Mr. Ant. Bridges; Wm. Miles and Xtopher Butler; James Scott and Jno: Elliott; Mr. Samll. Vaughan and Xtopher Butler; Jno: Elliott and James Cott; Mr. Corderoy Ironmonger and Mr. Robt. Vaulx; Darby Magroth and Mr. Samll. Vaughan; Mr. Jno. Paine and Mr. Corr Ironmonger; Jno. Butler and Mr. Ant: Bridge. Wit: Jno: Washington, John Lord, Robt. Vaulx
7Page 225. 25 Feb 1674/5. Bond of Corderoy Ironmonger of Westmoreland County, planter, unto Mr. Pa: Spence and Mr. Jno: Foxhall of same. To convey one plantation formerly in the occupation of Jno: Bell and known by the name of Bell’s plantation. Also one black mare formerly belonging to Bell and 22 head of hoggs. If Corderoy Ironmonger keepe harmless Mr. Jno. Foxhall and Mr. Pa. Spence, being the security of Ironmonger for the estate entered uppon record to the children of Abram Feild, Ironmonger being bound to pay the same as marrying the relict of Feild, then this obligation to be voyd. Signed by Corderoy Ironmonger and Mary Ironmonger. Wit: Malla: Peale, Bryan.
726 Feb 1674/5. Mr. Pa: Spence and Mr. Jno: Foxhall became security with Mr. Corderoy Ironmonger for the payment according to Abram Feild will.
7Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds, Patents,Inc. 1665-1677 - Part Three - by John Frederick Dorman
7Pages 258-258a. 20 Feb 1675/6. Elizabeth Whitliffe, aged 25 yeares or thereabouts, sayeth that about five yeares since your deponent’s husband David Whitliffe did buy a servant woman of Mr. Patricke Spence who asked David a horsse for her that cost him 2500 pounds of tobacco of Mr. Pope, who replyed you will bee a deare servant when I shall pay for corne and cloathes, whereupon Patricke, shee hath now corne and cloathes due to her, whereupon David gave him his full price for her, that is his horse. Signed by Eliza: Whettley.
7Page 273. 1 Sept 1676. Wm. Spence, aged 50 yeares or thereabouts, sayth that hee hath heard Mr. Richd. Searles declare to your deponent that he owed Capt. Smith £50, but did not declare the Christian name of Smith. Signed by Wm. Spence.
7Page 303. Darcas Norry: one blake mare about nine yeares old markt with M on the neare buttock with a small slitt in ether eare and a young horse folle about one yeare old banded with DN. 13 June 1677. Recorded.
7Page 303. Elim Norry: one bay mare about five yeares old branded with DN on the neare buttock and one horse fole branded DN on the neare buttock and shoulder. 13 June 1677. Recorded.
720 Aug 1677 - Patricke Spence - witness for government re laws
Page 318. 18 June 1677 - William (X) Spence witness for inventory of Tho: Hindimas
8p.325a 25 July 1677. Frances Spencer[sic] in Nominy of Westmoreland County, wife to Nicholas Spencer Esqr., appoynt Mr. James Gaylard my attorney to acknowledge to Mr. Thomas Tanner all the interest I have in a tract of land by my husband sold unto Mr. Thomas Tanner. Signed by Frances Spence[sic]
825 Aug 1677 Patrick Spence on Jury
8p.326a. 27 Aug 1677. Patrick Spence on Jury
824 9ber [Nov] 1677. Public Levy includes to: Patrick Spence 72 lb. baccon at 3 1.per; Wm. Spence
8Page 356a. It doth appear to me by the examination of Nath. Wood, servant to Mr. Patrick Spence, that he hath absented himselfe from his master’s service by runing away forty eight dayes and his master hath bin at charge of 100 pounds of tobacco the time being in August and September. Signed by John Lord. Jury adjudge that Nath. Wood doe duble his time that he run away from his master and pay 500 pounds of tobacco damadge. 21 Nov 1671. Recorded.
8Pages 365a-367. Will of John Washington of Washington Parish in the County of Westmoreland mentions land of about 400 acres uppon the head of Rappahannock Creeke adjoyning upon David Norway’s orphants land, the land being formerly John Whitstons ...
8Pages 73-74. 31 Jan 1707  Deposition of John Sturman Gent., aged 59 years or thereabouts, that when the deponent was a lad had seen Thomas Broughton and well acquainted with Margrett Miles, Thomas Dies and Wm. Overett and heard it credibly reported that Thomas Dies defeated Margrett Miles of twenty hundred acres pattented by Margrett Miles. The land on the east side of a great run of Rappk. Creek whereon Thomas Sturman now is seated upon part thereof opposite to a quarter seated by Col. Wm. Fitzhugh on the west side of the run was ever known to be the land surveyed for Thomas Broughton. The plantation commonly called Vaulx quarter was seated about 39 years agone by an overseer andhands belonging to Mr Vaulx. Rideing the road that leads down to Nominy nigh a remarkable place called the marked Beach with Patrick Spence, an antient gentleman that then lived hard by the place, Spence told your deponent at that place saw a surveyor and people surveying that line belonging to Mr. Vaulx and told your deponent thereabouts stood the marked tree, being 31 or 32 years ago, being the line next to Potomac River and Woodington’s field seated by Jno Woodington to save the whole land. A poplar standing by Edward Washington’s run that been shewed to your deponent to be the corner tree to Vaulx his land. Signed by John Sturman.
8Pages 99-104. 26 Jan 1707 . Thomas Sturman of Westmoreland Couunty, son and heir of Darcas Norry, daughter of David Norry, deceased, and wife of John Sturman, Gent., in his lifetime, to Briant Murphee of Cople Parish in same couunty. For a valuable consideration. 108 acres in the forest of Nominy and in Cople Parish upon the branches of great Rappahannock Creek and near to Westmoreland Court House, being part of 400 acres now belonging toThomas Sturman, and the 400 acres being part of 1200 acres formerly granted unto Thomas Dyas by patent 15 April 1664, the 400 acres being sold from Thomas Dyas to David Norry deceased and from Norry descending to Dorcas Norry daughter of David Norry and mother of Thomas Sturman,and since Thomas Sturman hath purchased the 400 acres of George Brown, grandson and now heir of Magarett Miles, deceased, who as it now appears had an elder grant and a better right for the 1200 acres than Thomas Dyas ... northeasternmost branch of Rappa. Run dividing a little above Mr. Thomas Newton’s mill and at the mouth of Sturman’s Spring branch where he now lives ... south side of the road leading from the Court6 house up the country and near to Mr. Miner’s old field... signed by Thomas Sturman. Wit: Thomas Thompson and Edwd. Ransdale.
8Pages 162-63. Will of Dorcas Jordan of the Parish
of Cople and County of Westmoreland, being sick and weak of body, dated
25 Oct. 1708. Unto my grandson Patrick Spence, son and heir of Alexr.
Spence. Gent., deceased, old Bess and young Betty daughter to Peggy, my
large silver tankard and tumbler, the bed and furniture and bedstead in
the Hall Chamber. To Jordan Weedon a Negro man Harry. To Mary
Weedon sister to Jordan Weedon, now wife to the son of Bunch Roe, a Negroman
Jack. To Dorcas Sanford daughter to my eldest daughter Elizabeth
Sturman two Negroes Minro [and] Pegg. To my grandson Patrick Spence
son to Patrick Spence, deceased, one Negro man Prince. To my daughter
Jane Spence Negro woman Rose, a choice young cow and calf. To my
daughter Ellenor Munroe two parts of all my estate, that whereas there
is thirteen grandchildren, to be divided into fifteen parts and Ellenor
Munroe to have two of them. All the rest of my estate in Virginia
and England to be divided as above equally between my daughter and my grandchildren,
at the discretion of my three trusty friends hereafter mentioned.
To every one of my three friends twenty
shollings a piece to buy each a ring. The like to Mr. William Manly. My three trusty and well friends Mr. John Sturman, Mr. John Higgins and Mr. Lawrence Pope, executors. Signed by Dorcas Jordan. Wit: Will: Sherman, Nicho. Minor, Mary Minor. 4 Nov 1708. Codicil: Wm. Moxley Senr. shall
have a good suit of cloathes of good cloth, hatt, shirt, shoes, stockens. The two parts given to my
8Westmoreland Co., VA Deeds, Patents, Etc. 1665-1677 - Part Four - by John Frederick Dorman
8Pages 162-63. Will of Dorcas Jordan (Cont.)
daughter of the fifteen, after her death to be divided amongst her childen. Mr. Saml. Gray, Clerk, four yards and a half of black broad cloth now in the house. All my wearing linen and other wearing apparel
be equally divided between Jemima Pope, Anna Sturman Senr., and Anna Sturman Junr. There is
eleven yards of new dewscape silk; Jemima Pope have five of it and the other two women each of them three. Unto my son in law John Sturman a pair of Spanish leather shoes. To Mr. Saml. Gray another pair of the like. Signed by Dorcas Jordan. Wit: Thomas Fisher, Abra. Ethell. 24 Nov 1708. Proved by all the witnesses. Probat granted to the executors.
8Pages 198-200. 4 Apr 1709 Sale of Goods belonging to the Rev. Saml. Gray sold to include: Wm. Moxley Junr. and Thomas Spence for 1032 pounds of tobacco; Thomas Spence and Patrick Spence for 523 pounds of tobacco; Patrick Spence Junr. and Charles Chilton for 953 pounds of tobacco.
Page 42 [Date?] prob. Mar or Apr 1675. Patrick Spence on Jury of Ashton/Green
9Page 47 [12 Jan 1675/6] Pa: Spence vs Ed: Washington. Judgment confessed for 495 pounds of tobacco
9Page 49 [13 Jan 1675/6] Pa: Spence vs Edwd. [?] Marlow.
9Page 65 [13 Apr 1676] Wm. Spence, Appraiser for Tho: Hindmasse
9Page 71 [14 June 1677] Pa: Spence on jury Den: White vs Jno: Griffen
9Page 73 [14 June 1677] Pa: Spence vs Jno: Foxhall. Referred to the next Court.
9Page 80 [25 July 1677] Nath: Woodfeild, servant to Mr. Pa: Spence, doth acknowledge to serve his master for his losse of time and damadge for his running away one yeare after his time by indenture, custome or judgment is expired. Mr. Pa: Spence doth assume in Court that if Woodfeild runs away noe more to forgive him the yeare service above mentioned.
9Page 81 [25 July 1677] The cause depending between
Rich: Tidwell and Tho: Durant is by consent referred to Mr. Steph. Bayly
and Mr. Pa. Spence and in case of nonagreement the Court appoynts Mr.
9Page 82 [25 July 1677] It is the report of Mr. Stephen Bayly, Mr. Pa: Spence and Mr. Edwd. Franklynn that for determination of the difference between Rich. Tidwell and Tho. Durant that each bare there owne charges.
9Page 91 [26 Sept. 1677] Mary Gallant alias Ironmonger hath order vs the estate of Tho: Jones for 618 pounds of tobacco, the debt being proved by the oath of Mr. Pa: Spence
9Page 96 [25 Nov 1677] The cause depending between Mr. Pa: Spence and Nath. Wood is referred to a jury.
9Page 97 [25 Nov 1677] We find that Nath: Wood double
his time that he runaway from his master Pa. Spence and pay 500 pounds
of tobacco damadge. Judgment is granted on the verdict of the jury
and it is the judgment of this Court that Nath: Wood serve his master Pa. Spence [blank] for running away [blank] and that he pay 500 pounds of tobacco damadge.
9Page 100 [25 Nov 1677] The Court doth order that Mrs. Fra: Washington, relict of Coll. Jno: Washington, have eight good Negroes according to a deed of writing, be delivered into the possession of Frances by the choyce of those persons nominated, Mr. Pa: Spence, Mr. Wm. Hardwick and Mr. Edwd. Franklynn, as also doe order that a just account be kept of the benefitts of the mill in order to her thinds (rsm note: believe this should be thirds) of the same as per deede.
9 Page 107 [27 Feb 1677/8] Mr. Pa: Spence vs. Jno: Taylor. Order for attachment in the hands of Jno: Butler.
9Page 110 [27 Feb 1677/8] Mar. Hudson vs Pa: Spence. Nonsuite, 50 pounds of tobacco.
9Page 116 [17 April 1678] Mr. Mathew Steele appeales to the 4th day June being then the next Generall Court. Gel: Browne and Edward Hawly security for Math: Steele. Mr. Patrick Spence and Capt. Lord security for Mr. Pope.
9Page 117 [17 April 1678] Mr. Farrier appoynts Mr. Patrick Spence his attorney.
9Page 119 [17 April 1678] Mr. Radish appoynts Mr. Patrick Spence his attorney.
9Page 119 [17 April 1678] Mr. Patrick Spence vs. Math. Steele. Judgment for 2850 pounds of tobacco.
9Page 120 [17 April 1678] Lt. Wm. Spence is exempted from paying the publick levy, being above 63 years of age.
9Page 125 [25 June 1678] Wm. Spence vs. Wm: Ward. Order for 80 pounds as evidence.
9Page 131 [28 Aug 1678] Wm: Wimple[?] servant to Mr. Pa: Spence adjudged eighteen yrs., ordered to serve six yrs.
9Page 149 [27 Feb 1678/9] Capt. Gibbs. subpoenas Mr. Pa: Spence and Jno: Sturman.
9Page 151[27 Feb 1678/9] Pa: Spence vs.A. Bridges. Judgment for 1280 pounds of tobacco.
9Page 152 [27 Feb 1678/9] Jno: Foxhall attorney of Dr. Robert: Synnock judgment by scire facias against the estate of Abram Feild in the hands of Allex: Gallant who married the relict of Feild for 900 pounds of tobacco.
Pages 4-4A. 1 Sept 1690. Alexander Spence, surveyor of the county.
10Pages 7-8. Will of Richard Sturman of Cople
Parish in Westmoreland County, being sick in body, dated 2 June 1691.
Unto my well beloved friend John Sturman all that plantation which I now
live upon with 100 acres. Unto my aforesaid friend John Sturman all the
right I have in land in the
10Pages 7-8. Will of Richard Sturman (Cont.)
Province of Maryland. Unto my friend John Sturman two Negroes Harry and his wife Athey and what hoggs belongeth to the above said plantation, and four of the best steers. My said friend John
Sturman shall give unto my well beloved friend Penelope Higgons a woman servant or as much
tobacco as will purchase a servant. Unto my well beloved friend Patrick Spence my trooping saddle
and furniture with holsters, pistols and carabins. Unto my well beloved friend Alexander Spence one feather bed and furniture with the red flowered set of curtains and vailings. Unto my well beloved friend Elizabeth Hardidge all the right I have to any land in the Colony of Virginia (excepting what I have before devised). My said friend John Sturman pay half the expences and charge I shall be at in England or elsewhere. Unto my well beloved friend Elizabeth Hardidge all the remaining part of movables and utensils which are belonging to me. My trusty and well beloved friend William Hardidge all the remaining part of movables and utensils which are belonging to me. My trusty and well beloved friend William Hardidge executor. Signed Richard Sturman. Wit: William Payne, Jeremiah Jadwin, Samuel Warcupp.
10Page 9a. 7 Oct 1691 Alexander Spence, surveyor
10Page 10a-12a. 25-26 Jan 1691 . Samuel Bonum and Margaret his wife of Youcomoco in Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, planter, to John Baker of same, planter. Lease and release; for 3000 pounds of tobacco. 370 acres in Youcomoco in said parish ... upon the land of Jeremiah Jadwin and the land of Alexander Spence, and the land of William Daine, which land formerly beinng granted unto Mr. William Reynolds deceased, and upon the lands of William Carr, and upon the land of James Coleman, and upon the head of a creek or branch formerly called Cotank and now commonly called Tucker’s Run ... formerly granted unto Thomas Phillpot of the said parish and county, deceased, and by the said Phillpot pattented 14 Aug. 1668, 100 acres thereof pattented by another pattent by the said Phillpot 1652 and 270 acres likewise pattented by the said Phillpot 1662. Signed by Samuel Bonum and Margarett (x) Bonum. Wit: Robert Jadwin, Gilbert Robinson, Alex. Spence.
10Pages 15-16a. Alexander Spence witness for John Browne to Jeremiah Jadwin
10Pages 22a-23. Will of Thomas Youell of the
Parish of Cople in the County of Westmoreland in Virginia, Gentleman, being
sick and weak of body, dated 7 Dec. 1694. To my dear and loving wife
Anna all my personal estate of what nature and quality soever, as servants,
slaves, horses, cattle, sheep, hoggs, houshold stuff and all utensils,
during her natural life. My said wife Anna all that tract whereon
I now lives during her natural life, by estimation 950 acres. After
her death the said land to my grandson Youell English, Youell Watts and
their heirs. Two thirds of the personal estate to my three grandchildren
Youel Watts, Youel English and Thomas Spence, after the death of my wife.
To my grandson Youell Watts the occupation of any part of that land whereon
my daughter Watts now liveth excepting what shall be laid out for my daughter’s
thirds. I will that he seat himself thereon at the age of 18 years
and not before, all which I give my grandson Youell Watts forever after
the death of my said daughter Ann Watts and not before. To my grandson
Thomas Spence one moiety of the land I bought of Stradder [?], to possess
at the age of 18 years and not before, the other half having formerly been
made over in the fee simple of it to my daughter Spence in Westmoreland
Court. My loving wife executrix. Signed by Thomas Youell.
Wit: John Gray, Richard Martaine, James Ellis. Codicil, 1 Jan
1694/5. Unto John Attwell the benefit of the escheat of B land.
Unto my daughter Winefred all my plantation whereon Edward William now
liveth containing 180 acres, for her life and after her decease to Youell
English her son. Unto my said daughter Winefred five ewes and five
lambs and the
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10Pages 22a-23. Will of Thomas Youell (Cont.)
unto my three grandchildren Youell Watts, Youell English and Thomas Spence their parts of the two thirds part of my personal estate as they shall attain to their several ages of 18 years. Signed by
Thomas Youell. Wit: Richard Martaine, John Gray, James Ellis. 29 May 1695 Will of Capt. Thomas Youell proved by Mr. James Ellis and John Gray. Probate granted to Madam Ann Youell.
10Pages 25-26. 27 Mar 1695. Henry Rose, John Gray and Peter Flint to Thomas Bushrod. For 1460 [sic] pounds of tobacco. Right Honorable Sir William Berkeley, Lieutenant Governor and Captain General of Virginia, did by pattent 2 July 1669 grant unto William Spence of Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, planter, since deceased, 180 acres in Westmoreland County on the south east side of Nomony River ... head of a small gutt ... line which divides this land and the land of Richard Searles ... the said land formerly belonging to Richard Kenner and by him sold to Richard Searles and then purchased by Kenner of Searles and found to escheat to his Majesty and granted to the said Kenner, and by Kenner and Elizabeth his wire sold unto William Spence 2 Oct 1665. William Spence did by his last will 7 Sept. 1692 bequeath unto Archibald Little, late of Cople Parish, all the premises before mentioned. Archibald Little by his last will 23 Aug 1694 appoint Henry Rose of the parish aforesaid, Gent., John Gray of the parish aforesaid, cooper, and Peter Flint of Bouretratcy Parish, Northumberland County, executor of his will and did direct the land should be sold at an outcry. Henry Rose, John Gray and Peter Flint having given publick notice of the time, 18 Sept 1694, at the late dwelling house of the said Little, Thomas Bushrod of Boaretracy Parish, Northumberland County, Gent., bidding most for the land, 14,600 pounds of tobacco, did acquire a just claim. Henry Rose, John Gray, Peter Flint. Wit: William Paine, John Hartley. 27 March 1695. Acknowledged by Mr. John Rosse [sic] and Mr. John Gray. 28 Aug 1695. Acknowledged by Mr. Peter Flint.
10Pages 39-39a. Alexr. Spence and Jeremiah Jadwin witnesses to inventory of Mr. Samuel Bonum
10Page 40-41. 28 May1695. Isaac Allerton of Westmoreland County, Esqr., to Alexander Gauden [Gordon]. For valuable consideration. Land below mentioned: John Madyson died seized of a tract upon the Clifts near Nominy, granted unto him by pattent 27 March 1695, containing 300 acres. Madyson dying without heir the said land become escheatable which escheat was granted to me Isaac Allerton by Nicholas Spencer, Esqr., then agent and attorney of the Right Honorable Thomas Lord Culpeper, Proprietor of this Northern Territory, and since by William Fitzhugh and George Brent, agents for Margarett Lady Culpeper, Thomas Lord Fairfax, Katherine his wife and Alexander Culpeper Esqr. conveyed to me ...the westermost end of Mr. Manley’s formerly Mr. John Hallows his river course, upon Nomony Clifts and extending for length into the woods ... land of Patrick Spence... The assignment of this pattent shall not give liberty to include the dwelling house of Patrick Spence late deceased or the orchard tothe said house adjoining. Signed by Isaac Allerton. Wit: Christopher Neall junr., and John Spencer.
10Pages 42a-45. 14-15 June 1695. Alexander Spence and Benja. Blanchflour, witnesses for James Coleman to Jeremiah Jadwin.
10Pages 63a-65. 21 Mar 1691/2. Alexander Spence, survey of grant to Rice Williams 11July 1691
10Pages 68-69. 28 Jan 1695  Patrick
Muckleroy of Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, to Tobias Butler and
Daniel Field, both of same. For 9000 pounds of tobacco. 200
acres in said parish, purchased formerly by John Bell from Capt. John Lord,
late of this county, deceased, and by
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Bell given in his last will to his wife Mary, and by her and her husband Alexander Gallent sold to Mr. Partrick Spence, Senr., and by Spence given to his son Partrick by his last will, and by Partrick Spence junr. sold to Partrick Muckleroy ... joining upon the land of Captain John Lord, deceased, and upon the land of John Butler and upon the land of Terrell Knight.
10Pages 73a-74a. 10 July 1693/4 [sic]. John Spence a witness for James Neale of Charles Co., Md., Gent., to George Hinson, planter of Westmoreland County. .. 100 acres butting upon the line of Mr. John Minor and upon the line of Colonel William Pearce ... Elizabeth, now wife of James Neale, will acknowledge her consent. Signed by James Neale.
10Pages 77-77a. 27 Apr 1696. Appraisers for Nathaniel Piecroft Inventory sworn before Alexander Spence. Witness Vincent Cox and Wm. Smith.
10Pages 86a-87a. Will of John Jordan of Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, being sick in body, dated 6 Feb 1693 . Unto my loving son Alexander Spence’s daughter Dorcas one Negroe boy Dick. If Dorcas should marry and die without issue then the said Negro doe descend unto her next heir at law. Unto my loving son Patrick Spence his son Partrick one Negroe boy Baker. If Partrick should die without issue, Baker doe descend to his next heir at law. Unto my loving daughter Elinor Munro’s daughter Elizabeth one Negroe Sue. If Elizabeth should die without issue, Sue doe descend unto the next heir at law. Unto my Godson Jordon Weedon one Negro girl Nanny. If Jordon should decease without issue then Nanny doe descend to his next heir at law. Unto my son John Spence £25 sterling whichI have in England in Mr. William Briscoe’s executors’ or administrators’ hands or in Mr. John Scott’s hand, to purchase John a Negro and to no other use, the said Negro to be delivered unto John at the day of his marriage. Unto John four cows and two three yeas cattle, and three sows and two beds, a feather bed and a flock bed with covering suitable to the said beds. Unto my son Thomas Spence my two Negroes Mingo and Pegg at the day of his marriage, and ten head of cattle and three sows and two beds, a feather bed and a flock bed with covering suitable. If the said John or Thomas should dye without issue then whatsoever is above bequeated unto them, the survivor of the two to have. Unto my God daughter Dorcas Sturman 5000 pounds of tobacco to be paid her either in tobacco or goods within a year or two after her marriage. Unto my said sons Alexander and Partrick after my wife’s decease the stock of hoggs which are remaining at the forrest plantation, also a cow, a peice put [?] of the said stock and a good ring a piece to the value of twenty shillings each ring. No advantage of survivorship shall be taken by either Alexr. or Partrick if either should die before my wife. The ring be delivered unto my said sons as soon as they can be acquired, before the decease of my wife. Unto my sons John Sturman, Andrew Munro and George Weedon each a gold ring of fifteen shillings value. Unto my puple Thomas Steel two cows and twelve head of hoggs to be delivered at his plantation when he shall arrive to the age of 21 years. My said sone Alexander have the Negro Bess after my wife’s decease according to his own father’s will. Unto Elizabeth Sturman one cow at the day of marriage. My loveing wife executrix. My sones Alexander and Partrick trustees. Signed by John Jordon. Wit: William Thompson, John Wright, John Linton. Unto Jane Hubard that £9 sterling which I have due to me from Capt. John Washington, to purchase a piece of plate, to be delivered at the day of marriage. 27 Jan. 1696 . Proved by John Wright and John Linton. Probate granted Mrs. Dorcas Dordon [sic] his relick.
10Page 88. [undated] Mrs. Dorcas Jordan relict
of Mr. John Jordon, deceased, acknowledged a Negro girl Hannah given by
her to Elizabeth Sturman daughter of John Sturman to be the just right
of Elizabeth Sturman.
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10Page 91a. 14 Feb 1695/6. Partrick Mukleroy ... Mortgage of 250 acres upon Pope’s Creek which I formerly purchased of Partrick Spence... Signed by Partrick Mukleroy
10Pages 109-110. 3 Feb 1695 . Alexr. Spence, Eliza. Hutson and Margarett Harris witnesses for John Lancelott and Mary his wife...
10Page 120a. Appraisers of Samuel Earle Sen., Inventory, sworth before Mr. Alexander Spence 12 June 1697. 13 Oct 1697. Alexander Spence signed for appraisers William Rust and Thomas Garland.
10Pages 121-122a. Will of William Paine of the Parish of Cople and County of Westmoreland, Gent., last day of Jan 1697/8. mentions landon the other side as far as Mr. Alexander Spence’s gutt...
10Pages 122a-123. 15 July 1695. Grant of Margarett Lady Culpeper, Thomas Lord Fairfax, Katharine his wife, and Alexander Culpeper, Esqr., Proprietors of the Northerneck of Virginia, to Alexander Spence of Westmoreland County. 328 acres in Nomony Forest ... line of the land surveyed for Mr. John Miner ... to the land of Richard Sturman near the three poplars on the main road side ... land of Edward Franklin ... land of the said Spence ... land of Patrick Spence ... Signed by William Fitzhugh
10Pages 125a-125a. 21 July 1697. Joseph Gamble of King and Queen County appoint my trusty friend Mr. Alexander Spence of Westmoreland County to enter upon my plantation in Cople Parish and deliver unto Mr. John Gardner of Westmoreland County one indenture 9 Aug. 1695 made between me Joseph Gamble and Robert Smith purposing a leas of the said land unto Mr. John Gardner. Signed by Joseph Gamble. 24 Nov 1697. Alexander Spence by virture of the above letter of attorney acknowledged the assignment of land.
10Pages 127a-128. Will of Jeremiah Jadwin of Youcomoco in the Couunty of Westmoreland, being sick and weak of body, dated 2 Dec. 1697. Unto my cousin Jeremiah Jadwin the son of Bartholomew Jadwin, the son of John Jadwin, all my lands in Youcomoco Neck, at the age of 21 years. My well beloved friend John Tanner executor. He have my dwelling house and his commodation there out of the said land during his natural life. To Deborah Foxcraft her 10,000 pounds of tobacco, being her due at her day of marriage over and above her due from her father’s will. To my God daughter Dorcas Spence, the daughter of Alexander Spence, one two year old heifer. To my God daughter Anne Payne the daughter of William Paine of Yocomoco neck, my mulatto girl Moll for twenty years and at the expiration the said Moll shall be free. My mulatto man Roaco and his wife and child be sett free immediately after mydecease. Unto my well beloved friend Richard Bond twenty pounds sterling. My mulatto Tom be sett free at the age of 31 years. Signed by Jeremiah Jadwin.
10Pages 160a-162. 22 Jan 1695 . Alexander Spence was witness to Will of James Johnston of the Parish of Cople in the County of Westmoreland, Gentleman.
10Pages 163-163a. Alexander Spence, Webster [sic] and Edward Lambey executors of Will of Anthony Windsor. Dated 7 Feb 1697 
10Pages 164a-165. William Clark Inventory of
28 June 1698 sworn before Alexander Spence.
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10Pages 192-193. 12 Sept 1698. Alexander Spence of Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, to James Westcomb of same. For consideration hereinafter expressed. 100 acres of Nomony Forest adjacent to the now Court House of the county being apart of 328 acres granted unto Alexander Spence from the Proprietors of the Northern Neck 15 July 16 95 ... near Mr. John Minor’s spring at the said Court House ... James Westcomb doth agree that in case any law sute hereafter shall be commenced against Alexander Spence touching title of 328 acres in Westmoreland CountyCourt or at the General Court, Westcomb shall bear the burthen and satisfie all costs (except fees due there to clerks, sheriffs and attorneys). Signed by Alexander Spence. 29 Nov 1699 Acknowledged by Alexander Spence.
Pages 5-7. 29 Oct 1701. Alexr. Spence witness for Rebecca Orchard appointing her loving kinsman George Eskridge as her lawfull attorney .. land sold by her husband James Orchard to John Ware.
11Pages 11-13. 30 Sept 1701. Commission to ... Alexr. Spence, ... as Justices to keep the peace in the County of Westmoreland.
11Pages 13-14. County Levy for 1701: To Alexr. Spence, Gent., Burgesses sallary - 10563; To Alex. Spence Gent. late Sheriff 3 delinquent tithables - 242.
11Pages 16-20. 6-7 Nov. 1701. Robert Parvis of Talbot Co., Md., carpenter, to Alexander Spence of Yeocomico in Westmoreland Co., Va., planter. Lease and release; for £70 sterling. 360 acres in Yeocomico Neck late in the tenure and occupation of Robert Parvis and formerly in the tenure and occupation of Jeremy Jadwin, deceased ... upon Potomac River and upon a tract of land of Alexr. Spence ... land of James Orchard ... land of James Coleman ... lands of George Rust and William Rust deceased ... land of Jno. Crutcher formerly in the occupation of Robert Jadwin deceased.
11Pages 20-22. 24 Nov 1701. Alexr. Spence - witness to Rebecca Orchard appointing her cousin George Eskridge her attorney.
11Pages 39-40. Mr. John Clemens inventory. Appraisers sworn before Capt. Alexr. Spence 22 Jan 1701/2.
11Page 89. 17 July 1702. ... We find Higgins to be no trespasser upon Spence’s land.
11Pages 91-92. Mr. John Medley - estate. 26 Aug. 1702. Recorded at instance of Alexander Spence.
11Pages 94-95. 27 May 1702. Dorcas Jordan humbly sheweth that forasmuch as she is very ancient and sickly and beig willing to enjoy peace and quietness in her old age do acquaint your Worships that she by the last will and testament of Mr. John Jordan being an executrix and obliged to pay a legacy of £25 sterling which was bequeathed unto her deceased son John Spence and not paid unto him in his life time nor since to his administrators by reason that no demand is made for it and chiefly by reason that Mr. Lawrence Pope and Jemima his wife, relict and administratrix to her said son, is considerably indebted to your petitioner, and because she can discount the legacy that way they will let the whole matter lie dormant which seems much an intent of fraud against your petitioner which will undoubtedly happen if some course be not taken as by this petition is required or otherwise that your petitioner must be litigious at law to right herself, which she [is] very unwilling to do in hopes that in long run that matters may be rightly concerted in a more peacable manner, do therefore humbly pray she may be admitted to swear to the truth of her account against Pope and Jemima his wife.
11Pages 94-95. (Cont.)
Account against Mr. Lawrence Pope. 27 May 1702. Includes charges for her son John Spence’s funeral, two years crops of two Negroes unjustly obtained by Pope and Jemima, among other items, totaling £83.13.06. Signed by Dorcas (x) Jordan.
27 May1702. Alexr. Spence Gent. and Mrs. Dorcas Jordan sworn to the account.
11Pages 98-101. 12-13 Nov. 1702. John Cricher of Yeocominco in Coply Parish, Westmoreland County, planter, to Alexander Spence of Yeocomico in same parish, planter. Lease and release; for 12,000 pounds. of tobacco. 300 acres in Yeocomico Neck formerly in tenture of Jeremy Jadwin, deceased ... upon Potomac River and upon a tract of Alexr. Spence, land of Mr. James Orchard, land of James Coleman, land of George Rust and Wm. Rust, deceased, and land of John Cricher formerly in tenure of Robert Jadwin, deceased.
11Page 108. 25 Nov 1702. Alexr. Spence witness for William Paine division of estate.
11Page 138. Appraisers for Inventory of Henry Pickerill sworn before Capt. Alexander Spence.
11Pages 141-42. Appraisers for Inventory of Nathl. Garland sworn before Capt. Alexander Spence.
11Pages 154-56. 26 Apr 1703. Commission to ..., Alexander Spence, ...as justices of Westmoreland County.
11Pages 171-72. 21 July 1703. Empannelled and sworn one if her Majestie’s coroners for the county to enquire how James Orchard of the Parish of Cople came by his death.
11Pages 193-94. 24 July 1703. Alexr. Spence and Dorcas Spence witnesses to George Eskridge apointing Thomas Darracott his attorney.
11Page 197. 24 Nov 1703. John Critcher declared himself to be twenty one years of age and did acknowledge the above instrument and the land and premises therein mentioned to be conve[ye]d to Alexr. Spence..
11Pages 201-02. 27 July 1703. Alexr. Spence, Dorcas Spence and John Critcher witnesses to Simon Bayley making George Eskridge his attorney.
11Pages 211-14. Sale of estate of Thomas Thompson at outcry 16 Feb 1703 . The several persons mentioned hereunder being purchasers, confessed judgment to Alexander Spence,Gent., surviving executor of Patrick Spence deceased in right of Patrick Spence and Thomas Spence orphants of Patrick Spence, before Francis Wright, Henry Ashton and John Sturman, Gent., justices.
11Pages 250-52. Will of Alexr. Spence of Yocomoco
in Copley Parish in Westmoreland County, being sick in body, dated 2 May
1704. All my personal estate in Virginia be appraised in money speedily
after my decease and a true account of all my tobacco debts and my next
succeeding crop of tobacco now a making and all other goods and chattels
be valued in money, as also all my sheep, hoggs, cattle and horses,and
an exact account be taken of all my money in England being in the hands
of Mr. John Burridge or elsewhere, the which I dispose of in manner following:
Unto my son Patrick Spence nine Negroes, Cully, great Dick, molatto Tom,
Negro Aggady, Jude,Nanne, Matt, Gambo and Betty wife to Cully. Unto
my son Patrick Spence the fifth part of all my household stuffs, the fifth
part of all my
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11Pages 250-52. Will of Alexr. Spence (Cont.)
stock of horses, hogs, sheep and cattle, all my books (excepting all such books as those of Divinity used inmy house) and amongst them only my said son to have my great Bible. Unto my daughter Mary Spence my young Negroes little Nanny, Sarah, Charles, and Jude’s little sucking child and little boy and Tony, being the children of the Negro woman Gambo. Unto my daughter Mary the fifth part of my stock and household goods. The rest of her part to make out her child’s portion be paid unto her in money. My son Patrick have as much money or tobacco as will make out his child’s part so far as may be wanting. All the residue of my personal estate to be equally divided into three parts. One third part unto my daughter Dorcas Spence and another third part to my daughter Elizabeth Spence. The true value of my personal estate be equally divided amongst my wife and children. I give nothing to my wife only allowing her her now wearing apparel for her parrapharnalia. My cattle and sheep be kept intirely and undivided upon my now dwelling plantation for four years and my wife and children proportionately gain the profits. My daughter Dorcas have liberty to keep a servant to work for her upon my plantation for four years from this time and to have her residence at my house so long. My daughter Elizabeth have the same liberty for the space of six years. The produceof the labours of the nine Negroes unto my son Patrick Spence be inspected and an exact account taken by my trustees until my said son comes to the age of seventeen years, out of which the charge of my son Patrick his schooling and maintenance as also the same charge of my daughter Mary be defrayed and the remainder carefully reserved for the benefit of my son. Unto my friends Willo. Allerton my horse Titus. Unto my friend George Eskridge my horse Rowland. My son Patrick Spence executor. My trusty friends Col. Willo. Allerton and Mr. George Eskridge executors in trust or overseers. Signed by Alexr. Spence. Wit: John Hartley, Wm. Manly. 30 Aug. 1704. Proved by the witneses. Probat granted the executors.
11Pages 301-05. Alexander Spence, Gent. Inventory. 30 Aug. and 20 Nov. . Made in obedience to order of 30 Aug. 1704. Listed are items in the back room, closet belonging tothe back room, hall chamber, parlor chamber, hall and kitchen; cattle, sheep, horses, goods in the store; servant man John Short, a sawyer, and boy Ralph Downing; fourteen slaves valued at £392.0.0. No total valuation shown. [Names of appraisers and date of recording not shown.]
11Pages 343-47. 13 Mar 1704 . Nicholas Brent of Stafford County, Gent., to Robert Carter, Esq. of Lancaster County ... 1385 acres ... Forasmuch as in the patent granted originally to John Rozier there is only mention made of 1050 acres but upon a survey made 2 Oct 1695 by Alexr. Spence. ...
11Pages390-91. 23 Jan 1705 . John Carpenter of Nominy in Cople Parish... to James Hazlerigg ... surveyed and laid out by Alexander Spence, surveyor of the county of Westmoreland... Wit: John Brickey and Dorcas Brickey
11Pages 399-400. Simon Robins estate account - include payment made to Capt. Spence. 27 Feb 1705 
11Page 406-09. 28 May 1706. Jacob Simmonds of Cople Parish ... 50 acres being surveyed by Alexr. Spence, Gent., deceased
11Page 422. Estate account of Samuel Earle include
payment made to Capt. Spence. 26 Aug. 1706
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Pages 16-17. 30 March 1704. Bond of John Camp of Cople Parish, Westmoreland County,Gent., planter, and Henry Ashton of same, Gent., to Alexander Spence, Willoughby Newton and John Sturman, all of same, Gent. For 40,000 pounds of tobacco...
12Pages 21-25. 20-21 Nov 1711. Patrick Spence Wit. for Dennis Cornhill, late of Westmoreland County but now of Stafford County to John Cralle of Westmoreland County.
12 26 March 1712. Patrick Spence Wit. for Danll. McCarty, Gent., attorney for Dennis Cornhill.
12Pages 117-18. Sept. 1712. Patrick Spence, late of Westmoreland County, did by his last will and testament declare that his man slave commonly called Mulatto Tom immediately after his decease should be free. There hath some difference arisen between Richard Neale and Matthew Mason and I, George Eskridge, concerning the estate which was by mutuall consent left to the award and finall determination of the Honorable Robert Carter, Esqr., who by his award in writeing declared that Mulatto Tom shall be free from all future slavery and that forever hereafter he should [be] adjusted to be a free man. I, George Eskridge, one of the executors of the will, have manumitted and made free Thomas Chiverill, being the same person called Mutatto Tom. Signed by G. Eskridge. Wit: DA McCarty, Tho. Bonam, Wm. Read, [ ], John Conway. 28 Jan 1712/3. Acknowledged by George Eskridge, Gent.
12Pages 168-71. 26 May 1713. Patr. Spence wit for Bond of Wm. Paine of Cople Parish to George Brown of same.
12Pages 171-73. 26 May 1713. Patr. Spence wit for Wm. Rice and Mary his wife of Cople Parish to George Browne...
12Pages 173-74. 27 May 1713. George Browne of Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, to Patrick Spence of same. For £20 lawful money of Great Britaine. 400 acres in the parish aforesaid neare a great runn that falls into the head of Rappahannock Creek, part of a pattent of 1200 acres granted to Margarett Miles in 1656 and is the uppermost part of the said patent. Signed by George Browne. Wit by Wm. Dare, William Paine, William Rice
12Pages 195-96. Edwd. Wood. Inventory. 15 Apr 1713. Wit: Thomas Spence
12Pages 250-53. 30 March 1714. Patrick Spence of Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, planter, to Thomas Sheadrick of same, planter. For 8000 pounds of tobacco. 100 acres in Cople Parish, part of a pattent of 1200 acres granted to Marguritt Miles in 1656 and is since descended to George Brown as the only heir apparent to Marguritt, who sold 400 acres (in whichthe aforesaid parcell of land is contained) to Patrick Spence 27 May 1713... on the east side of a great swamp running into Rappahannock Creek at the mouth of a branch known by the name of the Sandy Valley branch ... in or near the line of Thomas Sturman ... up the swamp ... houses, out houses, orchards, gardens, fences ... Signed by Patr. Spence Wit: W. Manley, Tho: Sturman.
12Pages 279-81. 25 May 1714. Patr. Spence wit for William Butler and Sisley his wife to John Critcher of Cople Parish, Westmoreland County...
12Pages 285-88. Will of Andrew Munroe of Washington
Parish, Westmoreland County, Gent., being sick of body, dated 30 Xbr [Dec.]
1713. Unto my son Spence Munroe my plantation whereon I now
12Pages 285-88. Will of Andrew Munroe (Cont.)
live, to begin at the spring branch on the upper side of my orchard ... to the road that leads over the head of the creek to my brother William Munroe’s and soe along the said road to the head of the creek with all my land on the south side of the road line and branch, and for want of heirs to my son Andrew Munroe and his heirs, and for want of heires to my daughter Susanna and the heires lawfully begotten of her body and for want of such heires to the next heir at law. Unto my son Andrew all the remaining part of my land lying on the north side of the branch line and road between them and the creek, and for want of heires to Andrew Munroe son to my brother William Munroe and his heires and for want of such to the next heir at law. My two sons shall have liberty to gett timber on any part of my land for building houses on the land they possess by this will dureing their lives. Att the cost of my estate my executors build on my son Andrew’s part of land a forty foot tobacco house and dwelling house 24 foot long, 18 feet wide, plank it above and below and what else my executors think fitt to bestow thereon both in the adding or finishing the house. Unto my son Spence Munroe a Negroe woman named Nell, which was given him by his grandmother Jordan, a young black unbroke horse, my silver hilted sword, my drum and a gold ring which was his mother’s, the posie is this: In the I find content of mind. Unto my son Andrew Munroe a Negroe woman named Betey which was given by his mother, and a sorrell horse he calls his. Unto my daughter Elizabeth Arrington a feather bed in her possession. I lent it her when her house was burnt. I alsoe give her 5000 pouns of tobacco to be paid her a year after my decease. Unto my grandson John Arrington a young cow and her increase. Unto my daughter Susanna Munroe on Negroe boy called Will, two cows and twoheifers of two or three years old, two young steares of two or three yeares old, a good feather bed,a bolster, two pillowes, a rugg, a pairs of blanketts, a pair of sheets and a pair of curtains and vallens, all of them new. Likewise a iron pott about five or six gallons, two pewter dishes, a young gray mare branded on the buttock with TP rong end downwards, and 10,000 pounds -of tobacco, to be paid at her lawfull age or day of marriage. Unto my wife Sarah Munroe my horse bay Jockey, her saddle and bridle, the feather bed and bolster I now lie on, with a rugg, blanketts and sheets, the choice of one of my quilts and alsoe the choice of my curtaines and vallens. To my son in law William Elliott my young black mare on the other side Mattox Creek branded with O, and her increase. Unto my daughter in law Sarah Elliott one iron grey mare. Unto my daughter in law Eliza. Elliott a heifer of three or four yeares old and her increase. To my executors each of them a mourning ring of 20 shillings price. Unto my two sons my nine Negroes which are undisposed of, Tom, Dick, Jack, Sara, Harry, Phillip, Jeoffry, Jamey and Naney to be equally divided between them when my son Spence shall arrive to the age of eighteen yeares. My executors ship on the proper account and risque of my two sonns tenn hhds. of tobacco at the least this year and what more at any time they shall think fitting and the money raised by the tobacco be laid out in Negroes to be equally divided between my two sons if they ahve the opportunity to purchase them. Unto Thomas Mustin my rideing coat and his debt due to me. The remaining part of my estate both here and in England to be equally divided between my two sons Spence Munroe and Andrew Munroe. My three children, Spence, Susanna and Andrew Munroe be maintained, brought up and educated out of my estate untill they are of age. My horses, mares, black cattle, sheep and hoggs be kept on my plantation and my executors keep my plantations and houses in good repair and my Negroes to work and the profitts shall be equally divided between my two sonns. My two sons shall stand to the profitts and loss of my estate as it shall please God to encrease or decrease the same dureing their minority. My two sons shall be of age when they shall attain to eighteen yeares to receive their estates but not to bargarine, sell or any waies dispose of any part thereof untill they come to 21 yeares without the consent of my executors. My trusty friends Richard Watts and Charles Tyler and my loving brother William Munroe to be executors. Signed by Andw Munroe. Wit: Daniell Porten, Robert Lovell, Thomas Arrington. 26 May 1714. Presented into Court by Richard [Watts], Charles Tyler and William Munroe, his executors.
12 Westmoreland Co., VA Deeds & Wills No. 5 (1712-1716)
by John Frederick Dorman
12Pages 242-44. 29 Nov 1714. Charles Lucas and Temperance his wife of Cople Parish, Westmoreland County to George Lamkin of same. For 7000 pounds of tobacco. 60 acres ... William Smith late of the parish aforesaid died by his last will and testament, 10 Oct 1707, devise unto his granddaughter Jane Ashton, the now wife of George Lamkin, the plantation whereon Edward Pack then lived and 60 acres during the natural life of Jane, which plantation is now in the possession of George Lamkin. William Smith by his last will did give some other part of his lands to his wife dureing her naturall life and after the decease of his wife to Temperance and her heires. Signed by Charles (x) Lucas and Temperance (x) Lucas. Wit: James Byard and Patr. Spence.
12Pages 369-70. 5 June 1714. Thomas Spence on jury for trespass action brought by Charnock Cox against Samll.Damouvel
12Page 374. 6 March 1713 . Patrick Spence on Coroner’s jury to enquire how Robert Staples came to his death.
12Pages 375-79. 15 May 1714. Tho: Spence on jury for trespass action brought by John Day against William Newton.
12Pages 427-32. 5-6 March 1714 . Thomas Spence wit. for John Carruthers of Blackwater Precinct, Princess Ann County, to Augustine Higgins of Washington Parish, Westmoreland County.
27 April 1715. Thomas Spence witness Youell Watkins by virtue of a power from John Carruthers as attorney to interest of 200 acres to Mr. Augustine Higgins.
12Pages 473-75. 28 July 1715. Patr. Spence wit for Anne Smith of Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, widow of James Smith to Richard Bell and William Robinson...
12Pages 506-09. 6 Nov. 1715. Charles Lee, Gent., and Mary his wife (one of the daughters and coeheires of Alexander Spence, Gent., late of Westmoreland County), of Northumberland County, to William Perry of Cople Parish, Westmoreland County. For 8710 pounds of tobacco. One-third of 286 acres. Alexr. Spence died seized of land in Cople Parish in the forrest of Nominie on the branches of Rappanahock Creek, part of a patent granted to John Whitstone, Patrick Spence and Thomas Dyos, which parcell by a late survey thereof made by Thomas Thompson is found to contain 286 acres, one-third part thereof and the first choice doth belong to Mary. Signed by Charles Lee and Mary Lee. Wit; Geo. Eskridge, Wm.Eskridge. 28 March 1716. Acknowledged by Mr. Charles Lee. 6 Nov. 1715. Bond of Charles Lee of Northumberland County to William Perry. For £100. To keep the agreements in the deed. Signed by Charles Lee.
12Pages 513-15. Will of Thomas Thompson of the
County of Westmoreland of Cople Parish, Gent., being sick of body, dated
17 Jan. 1715 . To my two daughters Alice Thompson and Anna
Thompson all the remainder part of my estate to be delivered at the age
of 20 or day of marriage. My well beloved friend Thos Lee, Esqr.,
my one rideing horse and my gun Normun. To my wel beloved friend
Wm. Peirce my young blackmare called Flower and my violin and all her strinngs.
To my friend Edward Ransdell my brass bound gunn formerly belonged to Capt.
Wm. Hardidge. To my son in law Patrick Spence my pistolls and holsters
and brest plate. To my son in law Thomas Spence my silver headed
rapier. To Elizabeth Colson my old feather bed and bedstead and furniture
and stuff to make her a gownd and petticoate and a shift and a pair of
shoes. To my daughter Anna Thompson my one bed whereon I now lie
and bedstead and furniture now belonging to it. If my daughter Anna
Thompson should marry a shabby runagate fellow she shall receive but halfe
her share and the rest to
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by John Frederick Dorman
12Pages 513-15. Will of Thomas Thompson (Cont.)
be returned to her sister. The White Marsh land which I surveyed for Nicho. Minor which by his own offer was to give me halfe, he haveing failed his offer, ‘tis my desire that he should pay 500 pounds of tobacco to my executors for survey thereof. My daughter Anna should life with Mrs. Sibella Peirce untill she attaines to the age of 20 yeres unless she should marry to Wm. Peirce and his wive’s likeing. To Mrs. Sibellah Peirce one dressing box. My two good and faithfull friends Thomas Lee, Esqr., and Mr. Wm. Peirce my executors. Signed by Thomas Thompson. Wit: Edward Ransdale, James (x) Brown, John Longworth. 28 Mar 1716. Presented by Thomas Lee, Esqur., and Wm. Peirce. Proved by Edward Ransdell, James Brown and John Longworth.
Pages 515-16. Alexr. Spence wit for will of Thomas Finn dated 30 Jan 1715 
12Pages 537-40. 30 May 1716. Mathew Mason, Gent., one of the coeheires by intermarriage with one of the daughters of Alexander Spence, late of this count, of St. Marie’s County in Maryland to William Perry of Cople Parish, Westmoreland County. For 4350 pounds of tobacco. The halfe of my third part of 286 acres. Alexander Spence died seized of land in Cople Parish and forrest of Nominy on the branches of Rappahanock Creek, part of a pattent granted to John Whitson, Patrick Spence and Thomas Dyos, which by a late survey by Thomas Thompson is found to contain 286 acres. One-third part thereof doth belong to Mathew Mason. Sigend by M. Mason. Wit: Wm. Seale, Richd. Kenner, Augustine Higgins. 30 May 1716. Acknowledged by Matthew Mason. 30 May 1716. Bond of Matthew Mason of Saint Marie’s Co., Md., unto Wm. Perry of Westmoreland Conty. For £50. To keep the agreements in the deed. Signed by M. Mason. Wit: Wm. Seale, Richd. Kenner, Augtn. Higgins. 30 May 1716. Acknowledged by Matthew Mason.
12Pages 540-44. 13 May 1716. 13 May 1716. Matthew Mason, Gent., one of the coheirs of Alexander Spence, late of Westmoreland County, of St. Maries County in Maryland to Robert Sanford of Cople Parish, Westmoreland County. For 4350 pounds of tobacco. The halfe of my third part of 286 acres. Alexander Spence died seized of land in Cople Parish in the forrest of Nominy on the branches of Rappahanock Creek, part of a patent granted to JohnWhitstone, Patrick Spence and Thomas Dyos which by late survey made by Thomas Thompson is found to contain 286 acres. The third part thereof doth belong to Matthew Mason. Signed by M. Mason. Wit: Augtn. Higgins, Thomas Spence, Abraham Ethell. 30 May 1716. Acknowledged by Matthew Mason. 30 May 1716. Bond of Matthew Mason of St. Marie’s Co., Md., to Robert Sanford of Westmoreland County. For £50. To keep the agreements in the deed. Signed by M. Mason. Wit: Augtn. Higgins, Abraham Ethell, Thomas Spence. 30 May 171. Acknowledged by Matthew Mason.
12Pages 614-17. 29 Aug. 1716. Richard Neale,
Gent., one of the coheires by intermarriage one of the daughters of Alexander
Spence, late of this county, decd., of Northumberland County to Robert
Sanford of Cople Parish, Westmoreland County. For 8710 pounds of
tobacco. The third part of 286 acres. Alexr. Pence [sic] died
seized of land in Cople Parish in the forrest of Nominy on the branches
of Rappanannock Creek, part of a patent granted to Thomas Dyas, Jno. Whittson,
Patrick Spence, which by a late survey made by Thomas Thompson is found
to contain 286 acrds. One-third part thereof doth belong to Richard Neale.
Signed by Richd. Neale. Wit: Richd. Kenner, Charles Chilton.
29 Aug 1716. Acknowledged by Richard Neale. 29 Aug. 1716. Bond of
Richard Neale of Northumberland County to Robert Sanford of Westmoreland
County. For 27, 420 pounds of tobacco. To keep the agreements in
the deed. Signed by Richd. Neale. Wit: Richd. Kenner,
Charles Chilton. 29 Aug 1716. Acknowledged by Richard Neale.
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12Pages 628-32. 20 Aug. 1715. Thomas Spence on jury for issue between Francis Spencer and Corderoy Vaughon.
12Pages 632-34. 18 Aug 1715. Mention of Mr. Spence’s dore in action of trespass brought by Francis Spencer against Corderoy Vaughon.
Pages 16-23. 30-31 Oct 1716. Mention of land of Wm. Spence
13Pages 93-96. Order dated March 1714 and continued to 29 Aug 1716 in ejection firme between Jon. Day lesee of Youell Watkins and George South - mentions lands to Richd. Kenner and Wm. Spence, 19 Feb 1658  ...
13Pages 132-34. 10 Jan 1716 . Patr. Spence a wit. for John Pyecroft of Cople Parish to James Coleman of same...
13Pages 254-62. Will of Samuel Rust of Westmoreland
County, dated 16 Aug. 1715. Unto Mr. Patrick Spence during his natural
life the plantation whereon he now lived adjoyning to the land of Mr. James
Coleman as the line between them now stands and the inmost line in
the woods next Coleman’s and on that side of the runn next Mr. Thomas Bonam’s
and Coleman’s, he not making any wast on the land nor selling nor making
use of any timber save for the use of the plantation. If Mr.
Patrick Spence thinks fitt, the dwelling house given him by his father
in law Capt. George Eskridge may stand as it now does on the other side
of the runn and he have land adjoining to the house for necessary houses
and gardening. To my son Peter Rust after the decease of Mr. Patrick
Spence the plantation whereon Patrick now lives with the land adjoining
but in case Peter dies before he comes to the age of twenty one yeares
or without issue, the plantation fall to my son Matthew Rust and his heirs.
Also to my son Peter Rust two Negroe boys Jack and Billy, but in case he
dies as aforesaid, to my two sons John and Matthew Rust. My son Peter
be constantly kept at school from ten to twelve yeares of age out of the
profitts of my estate. He have a feather bed, bolster, rugg, blanketts
and sheets in case he my son Peter Rust comes to the age of twenty one
yeares or day of his marriage. To my son Matthew Rust the moyety
of that tract of land on which Mr. Patrick Spence now lives, the whole
containing 300 acres, to be equally divided as to quantity and quality
between Matthew and Peter Rust, and also to Matthew one feather bed, bolster,
rugg, blanketts and pair of sheets, one iron pott containing about five
gallons, one new ceder pail and piggon, a roan stone hors, one cow and
calf, a sow and piggs and three two year old hoggs and 3000 pounds of tobacco
out of the profitts of my mill and a larg chest commonly called Matthew’s
chest. Unto my son George Rust all that neck of land (up to the old
hors road) wherein William Allen and Henry Self now lives. William
Allen shall not be turn’d of[f] the plantation whereon he now lives for
seven years from the date of these presents nor Henry Self for five years
provided Allen and Self duly pay their rents, which rents my executors
shall be accountable for to my son George when he shall arrive to the age
of twenty one. To my son George a feather bed, bolster, rugg, pair
of blanketts and pair of sheets, a cow and calfe and 3000 pounds of tobacco
out of the profitts of my mill when he shall arrive to the age of seventeen
yeares and he have a chest commonly called George’s and two yeares schooling
at the charge of my executors. To my son John Rust the plantation
now in his possession with all my land adjoyning to it being in the pattent
of Earle’s for a thousand acres, also one feather bed being a new one with
rugg, blanketts, pair of sheets, one iron pott about four gal:, a frying
pan now at my mill, a cow and calf, a cerder pail and piggon, a sow and
piggs and three two year old hoggs and 3000 pounds of tobacco out of the
profitts of my mill and a chest commonly called John’s chest. To
my son Wm. Rust the plantation whereon he now lives and all that
neck of land between his house and my mill save 15 acres on the point next
Pages 254-62. Will of Samuel Rust (Cont.)
the mill. To my son William a suite of wearing apparell with hatt and cane and Wm. have out of the profitts of my mill all such corn and wheat as he shall have occasion for the use of his own family, as also a bill now in his possession payable to me from William Jones for 2700 pounds of tobacco. To my son Jeremiah Rust 200 acres commonly called Potter’s Neck, now in the possession of Wm. Knott, with 15 acres adjoining to my mill formerly reserved, also a feather bed, bolster, rugg, pr. of blanketts, pr. of sheets, two cowes and calves, a gray hors called Wipster, a Negro man Adam, an iron pott and six or seven gal:, a larg new frying pan. Further to my son Jeremiah Rust that neck of land called the White Marsh Neck and in case he dies without heirs then to my son Peter Rust. To my daughter Ann Harrison one Negro girl Moll and 5000 pounds of tobacco to be paid her by my executors out of the profitts of my mill, also one large brass kettle. To my daughter Hannah Rust one Negro girl Sarah, one feather bed with bolster, quilt, rugg, blanketts and sheets, one brass kettle about twenty gallons, and 5000 pounds of tobacco to be paid out of the profitts of my mill at the age of eighteen or day of marriage. To my son Benja. Rust one gray mare, one cow and calf and a chest commonly called Ben’s chest and he be kept at school from the first of October untill February next and have his full share of the cropp now standing and the benefitt of his labour hereafter during the time he lives with his brother Jeremiah, and one father bed, rugg, blanketts and sheets out of the profitts of my estate. To my loving wife Martha Rust the plantation whereon we now live during her natural life and after her decease to my son Benja. Rust and his heirs, and in case my son Benja. Rust desires to settle himself during the life of his mother, he have liberty to build and settle on the further side of the land. To my loving wife Martha a still worm and tubb, all my casque, two cowes and calves, four sheep, the feather bed and furniture on which we now lay, one Negro woman Betty, a larg brass kettle, an iron pot with six gallons and an iron pott about three gal: with hooks to the, one black hors named Luke, a large chest, truncks and boxes commonly called hers during her natural life, and after her deceased all the above be equally divided between my sons Jeremiah Rust and Benja. Rust, save the Negro woman Betty with her increase, in any, to be divided between my sons to whom no negroes is given. To my loving wife Martha one third part of the profitts of my mill during her natural life and after her decease to descend to my son Jeremiah Rust. The heirs of John Clements have that parcell of land called Rich Neck and parcell called Middleton’s Neck. Three or five men vallue Middletown’s Neck and my white marsh neck and in case they shall adjudge that Middleton’s Neck is not of equall value with the white marsh neck then the men shall lay of[f] as much land in the white marsh neck and ad[d] to Middleton’s neck as shall make them of equall value, they taking of my white marsh neck that part that is adjoyning to Middleton’s neck. All my personal estate be equally divided between my wife Martha Rust and my son Jeremiah Rust, who I appoint joynt executors. In case my son Jeremiah dies without issue then my mill descend equally to John and Benja. Rust. Signed Samuel Rust.
13Pages 405-06. 12 Aug 1718. Tho. Spence on jury for difference between Robert Headley and Jno Rust.
13Page 426. 4 May 1718. Patr. Spence on jury to enquire concerning the death of certain man found on shoar of Pomack [sic] River...
13Pages 426-27. 17 Jan 1718 . Patr. Spence and Thomas Spence on jury for inquisition on death of Samuell Morrice
13Page 494. Thomas Spence by virture of a power
of attorney from Hannah, wife of John Awbrey, relinquished the right of
dower of Hannah to the lands to be conveyed by her husband [to] George
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13Pages 475-77. 26 Aug. 1719. Patrick Spence of Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, to Jeremiah Rust of same. For 5000 pounds of tobacco. 150 acres in Yeocomoco Neck in parish aforesaid, now in the tenour of Patrick Spence, being that plantation formerly given unto Spence by Mr. Samll. Rust by his last will and testament ... houses, orchards, fencing, tobacco housing, gardens ... signed by Pat. Spence. Wit: Phillpot Bonam, Daniel Bonam.
13Pages 621-22. 30 March 1720. Thomas Spence of Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, planter, to Joseph and John Manley. For divers good causes. 150 acres ... corner white oak of Lawrence Washington ... along Washington’s line to the great Run that falleth into Rappahannock Creek ... to the mouth of a branch ... to the head of the branch ... to the main run ... the bounds being by free consent of each of the purchasers Jos. and Jno. equally divided. Signed by Thomas Spence. Wit: Thomas Francklin, Alexr. Newman.
25 May 1698 Alexr: Spence, Gent., justice, present at Court - This day received a Commission of the Peace from his Excellency Sir Edmund Andros, Knt., Governor &c, bearing date 26 Aprill 1698, which being read, Henry Rosse Gent., and Alexr: Spence Gent. by vertue of a dediums potestatem of the same date administred the oaths appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken of the oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy and the Test together with the oath of duly executing the office of Justice of the Peace to William Peirce Gent., Wm. Horton Gent., and Wm. Bridges Gent., who also administred the oaths and Test to Henry Rosse and Alexr. Spence and also to Lewis Markham Gent., and James Taylor Gent., justices of the peace by the Commission appointed.
14Page 4. 26 May 1698. Alexr. Spence Gent. present.
14Page 8. Alexr. Spence, Gent., justice present at court held 29 June 1698.
14Page 10 [29 June 1698]. Alexr. Spence Gent., justice, present.
14Page 11a 30 June 1798. Alexr. Spence, Gent., justice, present.
14Page 14 Upon the petition of Jemima Spence, relict of John Spence, administration is granted her of her husband’s estate, Thomas Thompson and James Westcomb assumeing to be her securities. It is ordered that Michll. Wellington, Benja. Blanchflower, John Bushrod, Robt. Sandford Senr. and Robert Sandford Junr. appraise the estate.
14Page 15 [31 Aug 1698] Whereas two Negro men belonging to Gawin Corbin Gent. named Dick and Newmo resideing at one of his quarters in this County were comitted to the common goal of this County by Alexr. Spence Gent., one of his Majestie’s justices of the peace, upon suspition of haveing feloniously stole one hogg belonging to John Garner junr. of Copeley Parish, who being now brought before the Court for further examination of the matter, upon heareing the depositions of Mrs. Eliza. Paine and John Willee [Wollee?] touching the premisses and the Negroes confessing they did kill a hogg not of their master’s or their own proper mark, the Court doe recommitt the Negroes to the comon goal, there to remain in custody of the Sheriff untill they bee thence delivered by due course of law, and doe order that he certifie his Excellency the Governor of the same in order to a commission ofr their tryall.
14Page 17 and 17a. 26 Oct 1698. Alexr. Spence present at court held.
14Page 19a. 28 Oct 1698. Alexr. Spence
Gent., justice present.
14Page 21a. [1 Dec 1698] Present: Alex. Spence Gent., justice.
14Page 21a [1 Dec 1698] Thomas Steel petitioning this Couurt to chuse a new guardian in the place of Alexr. Spence Gent., but giveing the Court no reasons for the same, it is considered there is no cause to alter his guardian and therefore dismiss his petition.
14Page 22a [2 dec 1698] Alex. Spence Gent., justice present at court
1423 Feb 1698 [sic] Alex. Spence Gent., justice present.
1424 Feb 1698  Alexr. Spence Gent., justice present.
14Page 29a . 29 Mar 1699. Alexr. Spence Gent., justice present at Court.
14Page 30 [30 March 1699]. Alexr. Spence Gent., justice present.
14Page 30 Edward Berry acknowledged a sale of land
being about 150 acres neare the ponds at Yeocomooco unto Henmore and Elizabeth
Berry wife of Edward by Alexr. Spence her attorney acknowledged her free
will and assent.
14Page 32a 31 March  Alexr. Spence Gent., justice present.
1431 March 1699. It was commanded Samll.Thompson Gent., Sheriff, that hee should arrest Jemima Spence, relict and administratrix of John Spence, to answer Dorcas Jordan, relict and executrix of John Jordan, of a plea of trespass to her damage £200 sterling and no baile being returned, judgment is granted Dorcas against the Sheriff for the damages.
14Page 33 [31 March 1699] Samll. Thompson Gent., Sheriff, being commanded to arrest Jemima Spence, relict and administratrix of John Spence, to answer Dorcas Jordan, relict and executrix of John Jordan, of a plea of trespass to her damage £200 sterling and the defendant makeing default and no baile being returned, judgment passed against the Sheriff. It is considered that hee have attachement against the estate of Jemima for the damages.
14Page 50 [30 Aug 1699]. Daniel Beacham confessed judgment to Alexr. Spence Gent. for 1350 pounds of tobacco due by bill.
14 30 Aug 1699. Thomas Wilkinson confessed judgment to Alexr. Spence Gent. for 415 pounds of tobacco due by bill.
1430 Aug 1699. George Brown confessed judgment to Alexr. Spence Gent. for 222 pounds of tobacco due on ballance of a bill.
14Robert Bostan confessed judgment to Doctr. Alexr. Spence for 400 pounds of tobacco due by bill.
14Page 54. [31 Aug 1699]. John Bushrod brought
his action against Capt. Willoughby Allerton for 750 pouns of tobacco.
Alexr. Spence Gent. Sheriff, by Wm. Davies his Under Sheriff returned cepi
corpus, but failing to have Willoughby Allerton at this Court, order is
granted John Bushrod against Alexr. Spence Gent.
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One 1698-1699) by John Frederick Dorman
14Page 54a. Order is granted Simon Robins against Alexr. Spence Gent., Sheriff, for the nonappearance of George South Senr. to answer the suite of Simon Robins for 1300 pounds of tobacco.
14Attachment is granted Alexr. Spence Gent., Sheriff, against the estate of George South for that hee did not appeare to answer the suite of Simon Robins for 1300 pounds of tobacco.
14Page 55a [31 Aug 1699] Alexander Spence Gent. brought his action against James Ransome for 300 pounds of tobacco. The Sheriff returning non est inventus, an attachment is granted against the defendant’s estate.
14Page 56a [31 Aug 1699] Order is granted James Orchard against Alexr. Spence Gent., Sheriff, for that hee had not Thomas Goen at this Court to answer Orchard of a plea on the case for £3.6.10 sterling.
14Attachment is granted Alexr. Spence Gent., Sheriff, against the estate of Thomas Goen for £3.6.10 sterling for the non-appeareance of Goen to answer James Orchard.
14Order is granted John Higgins against Alexandr. Spence Gent. Sheriff, for that hee had not Edward Lambey at this Court to answer Higgins of a plea on the case for 30 bushells of Indian corn and 500 pounds of tobacco damage.
14An attachment is granted Alexr. Spence Gent., Sheriff, against Edward Lambee 30 bushells of Indiana corn and 500 pounds of tobacco for the nonappearance of Lambee to answer Higgins.
14Page 57 [31 Aug 1699] Order is granted John Higgins and Eleanor his wife against Alexander Spence Gent., Sheriff, for that hee had not Edward Lambee at this Court to answer Higgins of a plea on the case for two barrells of Indian corn and 200 pounds of tobacco damage.
1431 Aug 1699. Attachment is granted Alexr. Spence Gent., Sheriff, against the estate of Edward Lambee for two barrells of Indian corn and 200 pounds of tobacco for the nonappeareance of Lambee to answer Jno. Higgins and Eleanor his wife.
1431 Aug 1699. Doctor Alexander Spence brought his action against Richard Chapman for 1900 pounds of tobacco, upon which the Sheriff returning a non est inventus and Chapman not makeing his appeareance at this Court, an attachment is granted against the defendant’s estate.
1431 Aug 1699. Order is granted Doctor Alexr. Spence against Alexr. Spence Gent., Sheriff, for that hee had not John Rosier Senr. at this Court to answer Dr. Spence of a plea on the case for 810 pounds of tobacco.
1431 Aug 1699. Attachment is granted Alexr. Spence Gent., Sheriff, against the estate of John Rosier Senr. for 810 pounds of tobacco for the nonappeareance of Rosier to answer Dr. Alexr. Spence.
14Page 58a [25 Oct 1699]. John Brown confessed judgment to Alexr. Spence Gent. for 517 pounds of tobacco due by obligation from Mary the now wife of Brown dum sola to Alexr. Spence.
14George Eskridge, administrator of Margrett
Rust relict and administratrix of Wm. Rust, confessed judgment to Alexr.
Spence Gent. for 500 pounds of tobacco.
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One 1698-1699) by John Frederick Dorman
14George Eskridge, administrator of Margrett Rust, confessed judgment to Alexr. Spence Gent. for 500 pounds of tobacco.
14Page 59a. 26 Oct 1699. It is ordered that Alexr. Spence Gent., Sheriff, doe collect from every tythable person in this County 42 pounds of tobacco per poll being the publique and County levy for this present yeare.
14Page 60 . Thomas Walter, attorney of Jemima Spence, confessed judgment to Caleb Butler attorney of Samll. Nockles, for 736 pounds of tobacco.
14Page 62. 30 Nov 1699. Alexr. Spence, Gent., acknowledged a sale of land from him to James Westcomb.
1430 Nov 1699. Wm. Norcross confesses judgment to Alexr. Spence Gent. for 400 pounds of tobacco.
14Page 63a. 30 Nov 1699. Order is granted Simon Robins Gent. against Alexr. Spence Gent., Sheriff, for that he had not Danll. Feild at this Court to answer Robins of a plea of debt for 600 pounds of tobacco.
1430 Nov 1699. Attachment is granted Alexr. Spence Gent., Sheriff, against the estate of Danll. Feild for 600 pounds of tobacco for the nonappearance of Feild to answer Simon Robins.
14Page 64a [1 Dec 1699] Judgment is granted Alexr. Spence Gent. against John Linton for 500 pounds of tobacco due by bill.
14Page 65. [1 Dec 1699]. Caleb Butler was summoned to shew cause why execution should not issue against him upon a judgment obtained by George Luke Gent. for 450 pounds of tobacco debt and 65 pounds of tobacco costs. The judgment being assigned to Mrs. Dorcus Jordan, it is considered that the judgment be revived and that Dorcas have execution.
141 Dec 1699. Dr. Alexr. Spence was attached to answer Wm. Thompson, Clerk, of a plea on the case for 500 pounds of tobacco, upon which returend cepi corpus and Wm. Chandler security. The defendant faileing to appear, order is granted Thompson against the security.
14Page 66. Order is granted Evan Thomas against Alexr. Spence Gent., Sheriff, for that hee had not John Lord and Rebecca his wife als. Rebecca Worrell to answer Thomas in a plea of debt for 1970 pounds of tobacco.
14Page 66. Order is granted John Reed, agent and factor of Michll. Pope & Company &c against Alexr. Spence Gent., Sheriff, for that hee had not Lewis Johnson at this Court to answer John Reed &c of a plea on the case for 257 pounds of tobacco.
14 Attachment is granted Alexr. Spence Gent., Sheriff,
against the estate of Thomas Chancellor for 469 pounds of tobacco for the
nonappearance of ThomasChancellor to answer John Read agent and factor
of Michll. Pope & Compa.
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14Page 66a [1 Dec 1699] Order is granted John Butler as marrying the relict and administratrix of Isaac Jackson against Alexr. Spence Gent., Sheriff, for that he had not Thomas Chancellor at this Court to answer Butler in a plea of debt for 1300 pounds of tobacco.
14Order is granted Thomas Weedon against Alexr. Spence Gent., Sheriff, for that hee had not Mary Russell, administratrix of Thomas Russell, at this Court to answer Thomas Weedon of a plea on the case for 987 pounds of tobacco.
Page 69. John Jadwin’s letter of attorney to Alexr. Spence Gent. proved.
15Page 69. Capt. Alexr. Spence, attorney of Mr. John Jadwin, haveing moved this Court for administration of the estate of Mr. Jeremia Jadwin, on behalf of John Jadwin then absent, it is the oppinion of the Court that no administration ought to bee granted to any one but to the party moveing for the same in his own proper person and therefore refuse to grant the same to Jadwin on motion of his attorney only.
15Page 69. His Excellency’s letter to Alexr: Spence Gent., Sheriff, concerning marriage lycences and ordinary lycences &c was read.
15Page 72a [28 Feb 1699/1700]. Christipher Scandrett, master of the Bengal Merchant of Bristol, by verture of a letter of attorney from Wm. Smith, merchant, & Company, owners of the said shipp, appoints Alexr. Spence Gent. his attorney in all causes depending for or against him in his qualification.
15Page 74a [29 Feb 1699/1700]. Judgment is confirmed to John Read, agent and factor of Michll. Pope and Compa. of merchants of the Citty of Bristol against Alexr. Spence, Gent., Sheriff, for 257 pounds of tobacco for that he had not Lewis Johnson at this Court to answer the debt.
15Page 75. [29 Feb 1699/1700]. It is ordered that Alexr. Spence Gent., Sheriff, doe take Thomas Wilson and Ellenor Smoot and them safely keep so that he have their bodyes at the next Court to answer an information for perjury against them severally exhibited.
15It is commanded Alexr. Spence Gent., Sheriff, that hee should arrest John Gardner Junr. to answer Benja. Blanchflower of a plea of debt for 14320 pounds of tobacco, upon which returning cepi corpus and the defendant faileing to appeare and noe baile being returned, order is granted the plaintiff against the Sheriff for the debt.
15Page 76 [29 Feb 1699/1700]. It was commanded Alexr. Spence Gent., Sheriff, that he should arrest John Gardner junr. to answer Thomas White of a plea on the case for 3140 pounds of tobacco by account, upon which the Sheriff returned cepi corpus, but the defendant makeing default, no baile being returned, order is granted Thomas White against the Sheriff for the debt.
15Page 76a. It was commanded Alexr. Spence Gent.,
Sheriff, that hee should arrest Majr. Francis Wright to answer John Brown
and Mary his wife, administratrix of John Tucker, of a plea on the case
for 500 pounds of tobacco, upon which returning cepi corpus, the defendant
makeing default and noe baile being returned, order passed against the
Sheriff for the debt. An attachment is granted against the estate
of Francis Wright.
15Page 77 [29 Feb 1699/1700]. This Court being fully informed that Alexander Spence Gent., Sheriff, hath taken upon him the collection of the levies for Copeley Parish for this yeare without entering into bond with security as by order of Vestry enjoyned, by reason whereof hee is uncapable of receiveing the dues or dischargeing the creditts, it is ordered that the Sheriff doe give bond with security for collection and payment of the same, that the Clerk of the parish doe give him a true copy of the parish levy by him attested, which if the Sheriff refuse or neglect to doe, it is ordered that hee doe pay of and discharge all parish dues as by order of the Vestry for this present yeare are proportioned to any person whatsoever.
15Page 79a. Judgment is granted and confirmed against Alexr. Spence Gent., late Sheriff of this coun[ty].
15Attachment is granted Alexander Spence Gent., late Sheriff, against the estate of James Jones for 630 pounds of tobacco debt and costs recovered against him by John Brown and Mary his wife, administratrix of John Tucker, for that hee had not James Jones at this Court to answer Brown and wife in action brought for 530 pounds of tobacco.
15Page 81. Alexr. Spence present at Court held 29 May 1700.
15Page 82. Robert Isles confessed judgment to Alexr. Spence Gent. for 424 pounds of tobacco due by bill.
15Page 82a [29 May 1600]. It is ordered that ... Alexr. Spence Gent., doe take the list of tithables for the lower precinct of Copeley Parish.
15It is ordered that James Westcomb, Clerk of this Court, doe give his Excellency the Governor an account that as to his first letter to Alexr. Spence Gent. above marriage lycences &c, that the not answering the same was through inadvertancy and not in contempt of his Excellencyes commands and in our names to begg his Excellencyes pardon for the same, to the seconde that it was but comunicated this day, that wee will make it our business betwixt this and the next Court to enquire into the matters and return his Excellency an account of our proceedings as soon as possible. And it is further ordered that the Clerk take care for the speedy conveyance of the same to his Excellency for which this Court will reimburst him in the next Levy.
15Page 83a. Alexr. Spence present at Court held 26 June 1700.
15Page 86a [27 June 1700]. Judgment is granted Alexr. Spence Gent., late Sheriff, against James Jones for 630 pounds of tobacco being soe much for debt and costs recovered against Spence in Aprill Court last by John Brown and Mary his wife, administratrix of John Tucker, for that hee had not Jones to answer Brown.
15The late Sheriff Alexr. Spence Gent. haveing attached certaine goods in the hands of Mrs. Eliza: Johnson as the estate of Edward Berry by vertue of an attachment obtained by Willo. Allerton, Gent., as appeares by his return, it is ordered that the Sheriff doe summon Mrs. Johnson to show cause why Willo. Allerton shall not have judgment.
15Page 87 [27 June 1700]. It was comanded Alexander
Spence Gent., late Sheriff, that hee should arrest Joseph Smith to answer
James Freind of a plea on the case for 586 pounds of tobacco. The
Sheriff returned cepi corpus but the defendant failing to appeare and no
baile being returned, order is granted James Freind against Alexr. Spence,
Sheriff, for the debt with costs.
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15Page 88 [27 June 1700] Alexr. Spence Gent. brought his action against John Higgins and for that he failed to prosecute the same, a nonsuite is granted.
15Page 89. Alexr. Spence present at Court held 28 August 1700
15Page 91a [29 Aug. 1700]. Alexr. Spence, justice, present.
15Page 94a [29 Aug 1700]. Alexr. Spence present at adjournment until September next.
15Alexr. Spence, justice, present at Court 25 Sept 1700
15page 96 [25 Sept 1700]. John Garner junr. confessed judgment to Alexr. Spence Gent. for 535 pounds of tobacco.
15Alexr. Spence present at adjournment until October next.
15Page 101 [27 Nov 1700]. At a Court held 14 January 1700  at the house of John Sturman, Gent., being the place appointed for laying the County Levy for this present yeare. Alexr. Spence, justice, present.
15Page 101a. Alexr. Spence, justice, present at Court held 29 January 1700 
15Page 102 [29 Jan. 1700/1]. Upon motion made to this Court by severall of the inhabitants of the County to have a free ferry kept over Rappahannock River at the place known by the name of Southin’s Ferry, the Court are of oppinion that the same is reasonable and doe order that Christopher Whitmore doe keep the same at the said place and that the same bee free for all the inhabitants of this County and that hee bee allow’d for the same 1500 pounds of tobacco in the next County Levy. From which order Allexr. Spence, John Sturman and Geo. Weedon, Gent., justices, dissent for that they conceive there is no law to justifie the levying the same upon the inhabitants of the County being as they are of oppinion only intended for some perticular men’s interest and advantage.
15Page 103. 30 Jan 1700 . Alexr. Spence, justice, present.
15Page 103a. 26 February 1700. Alexr. Spence, justice, present.
15Page 106. 26 Feb. 1700/1. Post meridiem - Alexr. Spence, justice, present.
15Page 107a. 27 Feb. 1700/1. Alexr. Spence, justice, present.
15Robert Billings by George Eskridge his attorney confessed judgment to Alexr. Spence Gent. for 1566 pounds of tobaccodue from him to Spence by bill and account.
15Page 108a. 28 February 1700/1. Alexr. Spence, justice, present.
15Page 109a. 30 Aprill 1701. Alexr. Spence, justice, present.
15Page 110. William Manley made choice of Alexr:
Spence Gent. to bee her guardian. It is ordered that Alexr: Spence
bee imediately possessed of his ward and his estate.
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15Page 112 [1 May 1701]. Alexr. Spence, justice, present.
15Page 113. Alexr. Spence Gent. brought his action against Geo: Brent, administrator of George Brent Gent., for 550 pounds of tobacco, upon which the Sheriff returned non est inventus. An attachment is granted him against the defendant’s estate.
15Alexr. Spence Gent. broughthis action against Ann Brent, administratrix of Robert Brent Gent., for 800 pounds of tobacco, upon which the Sheriff returned non est inventus. An attachment is granted him against the defendant’s estate.
15Page 114. Alexr. Spence, justice, present at a Court held 28 May 1701.
15Page 123a [30 July 1701]. Alexander Spence, Gent. haveing formerly brought an action against Ann Brent, administratrix of Robt. Brent Gent., and the Sheriff returning that Ann was not to bee found in his baylywick, attachment was granted against Brent, which attachment not being taken out and neither plaintiff nor defendant appeareing, the Court dismissed the same. But now Alexr. Spence appearing and showing reasons why hee could not attend at the last Court, it is considered that the order for dismissing the action bee reverst and that the attachment bee revived.
15Alexander Spence, Gent., haveing formerly brought an action against George Brent, executor of Geeoge Brent Gent., and the Sheriff returning that George was not to bee found in his baylywick, attachment was granted against the estate of Brent for 500 pounds of tobacco, which attachment not being taken out and neither the plantiff nor defendant appeareing, the Court dismissed the same. But now Alexr. Spence appeareig and showing reasons why hee could not attend at the last Court it is reverst and that the attachemnt bee revived.
15Page 124a [30 July 1701]. John Williams junr. confessed judgment to Alexr. Spence, Gent., for 442 pounds of tobacco.
1531 July 1701. Alexr: Spence, justice, present.
15Page 125 [31July 1701]. Alexr. Spence, justice present when Court of Claimes proclaimed.
15Page 127a. [31 July 1701]. Alexander Spence Gent. haveing obtained an attachment against the estate of Robt. Billings for 1700 pounds of tobacco, the Sheriff made return thereof in these words, By vertue of the within precept to mee directed have attached of the estate of Robt. Billings for Capt. Alexr. Spence three cowes and two calves and one brindled heifer and have them forthcomeing to this Court as by the said precept I am comanded, given under my hand this 21 July 1701, per me Danll. Tebbs, subsheriff, Wherefore at the instance of Alexr.Spence it is ordered that Thomas Garland, Nathll. Garland and Jacob Simmons appraise the estate attached to the end Alexr. Spence may bee paid his debt.
15Page 29 Oct 1701. Alexr. Spence, justice, present at Corut held 29 October 1701.
15Page 130a [29 Oct. 1701]. His Majestie’s Commission of the peace for the County was published, beareing date 13 September 1701, together with a dedimus potestatem for administring the oaths, and Francis Wright, Alexander Spence, Lewis Markham, Caleb Butler, John Sturman, George Weedon, John Elliott, Andrew Munro, Henry Ashton and John Bushrod, Gent., were severally sworn to the oaths appointed to be taken instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy together with the oath of a justice of the peace and did alsosubscribe the Test and association. Present: His Majestie’s justices above names.
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15Page 131. 30 Oct 1701. Alexr. Spence, justice present.
15Page 132 [30 Oct 1701]. Judgment is granted Alexr. Spence Gent. against the estate of George Brent, executor of George Brent Gent., for 500 pounds of tobacco due by note. Ordered hee bee paid the same out of the estate of Brent attached in the hands of John Stuart and Wm. Stuart, tennants to Brent.
15Judgment is granted Alexr. Spence Gent. against the estate of Ann Brent, administratrix of Robt. Brent Gent., for 800 pounds of tobacco due by account. Ordered hee bee paid the same out of the estate of Brent attached in the hands of Elizabeth Booth, tennant to Brent.
15Order is granted Jno. Redman against Alexr.Spence Gent. for 80 pounds of tobacco,being for two dayes attendance an evidence in a suite between Spence and Ann Brent.
15It is ordered that Charles Ashton Gent., Sheriff, doe take John Whiteing and Hannah his wife,the relict and executrix of William Price, and them safely keep so that hee have their bodies at the next Court to return an inventory of the estate of Wm. Price.
15Page 133a [30 Oct 1701]. Judgment is granted Alexr. Spence Gent. against George South, executor of George South, for 1300 pounds of tobacco.
15Page 136a [31 Oct 1701]. Alexr. Spence present at adjournment to November next.
Alexr. Spence present at Court held 26 Nov 1701.
16Robert Parvis by George Eskridge his attorney acknowledged a deed of sale of land from him to Alexander Spence Gent.
16Page 137a. 27 9bris [November] 1701. Alexr. Spence, justice, present.
16Page 142. Francis Spencer Gent., orphant son of Nicholas Spencer Esqr., being fifteen yeares of age as appear’d to this Court, made choice of Willoughby Allerton Gent. to bee his guardian. Upon motion of Willoughby Allerton praying to bee possessed of all the estate of his ward left him by his father, it is ordered that Francis Wright, Alexandr. Spence, Henry Ashton and John Bushrod, Gent., doe on 16 February next (if fair), if not the next fair day, meet at the house of the late Nicholas Spencer Esqr. near the mouth of Nomony River and being first sworn before Gerrard Hutt gent. make division of the estate, and that Willo. Allerton be possessed of his ward’s part thereof, hee also entering into bond with security to bee accomptable and pay a ratable part of all such as shall after such division be recovered against the estate as far as assets shall come to his hands.
16Page 145. Upon consideration of the matter it is the opionion of the Court and accordingly adjudged that the first Act made at a Grand Assembly 20 October 1673 by the last clause gives the plantiff a just right to a child’s part of the personall estate of William Paine and there being five children issue of William, it is ordered that Francis Wright, Alexander Spence, Willoughby Alelrton and John Bushrod, Gent., on 6 February next meet at the house of Danll. McCarty (and Negro Nannee, a perticular legacy given by the last will and testament of William Paine to Eliza: his relict, being first set apart as of right belonging to the plaintiffs) divide all the residue of William Paine’s estate...
16Page 146 [29 Jan 1701/2]. James Smith ... Michaell Vassall ... being summoned to give evidence in a suit between Alexr. Spence Gent. and John Higgins on behalf of the plaintiff and haveing attended nine dayes, it is ordered Alexr. Spence doe pay [each] 360 pounds of Tobacco.
16Page 147. Judgment is granted Dr. Alexr. Spence against John Edwards for 900 pounds of tobacco due by bill.
16Page 149a. Alexr. Spence, justice, present at a Court held 25 March 1702.
16Page 151 [25 March 1702]. It is ordered that Vincent Cox and Charnock Cox, executors of Vincent Cox, doe produce the division of the estate of Vincent Cox made by Henry Ross and Alexr. Spence Gent., together with an account in writeing what debts and legacies they have paid and what more of the same come to their hands or knowledge and not yet returned to this Court.
16Page 152a [26 March1702]. Alexr. Spence, justice present.
16Page 155. 29 April 1702. Alexr. Spence, justice, present.
16Page 161 [27 May 1702]. Mrs. Dorcas Jordan exhibiting her petition that by the last will and testament of her husband John Jordan Gent. shee is obliged to pay to her son John Spence £25 sterling, and that the same was not paid unto him in his life tyme nor since his death to his administratrix by reason that no demmand is made, for that Mr. Lawrence Pope who intermarried the relict and administratrix of John Spence is considerably indebted to Dorcas by account and consequently shee may discount the legacy that way soe that Pope letts the whole matter lye dormant, which may tend much to Dorcasses prejudice, and praying to be admitted to swear to the truth of the account that the same with the petition might be admitted to record, It is ordered that the Sheriff summon Lawrence Pope and Jemima his wife to shew cause why the account and petition may not bee admitted to record (being now sworn to by said Jordan and Alexr. Spence Gent.).
16Page 161a. 28 May 1702. Alexr. Spence, justice, present.
16At March Court last it was ordered that Vincent Cox and Charnock Cox, executors of Vincent Cox, should return a division of the estate of Vincent Cox made by Henry Ross and Alexander Spence, Gent., together with a perfect inventory and account of the estate, which order not being performed, was continued returnable to this Court and now also faileing to perform the same, it is ordered that the Sheriff doe take Vincent Cox and Charnock Cox into custody until they perform the order.
16Page 163a. Alexr. Spence, justice, present at a Court held 24 June 1702.
16Her Majestie’s Justices of the peace pursuant to a Order of Councill dated 18 May 1702 doe hereby certifie that they are informed that Alexr. Spence Gent. is owner of one shallopp about twenty one foot by the keel now lyeing in Yeocomoco River in the Parish of Copeley very indifferently fitted, Collo. Issac Allerton is owner of one new shallopp twenty seven feet by the keele, not rigged, one flat of eight hogsheads and one of two hogsheads, all lyeing in lwoer Machotique River in the Parish of Copeley, Jane Clements, widdo, is owner of one sloop of about thirty five hogsheads stowage lyeing in Yeocomoco River, reasonably well rigged, Capt. Henry Ashton is owner of one boat about sixteen foot by the keel lyeing at his own landing in Nominy Bay in the parish of Copeley, the aforesaid sloop and shallopp belonging to Clements and Spence usually imployed by the shipping, which account it is orderd the Clerk of this Court doe with all convenienct speed send to the Councill office at Williamsburg.
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16Page 167. In an action of trespass brought by Alexander Spence Gent. against John Higgins, it is ordered that the Sheriff summon an able and sufficient jury of the neighbourhood together with the surveyor of the County to meet at the dwelling house of John Higgins adjacent to the Court house of the said County on 15 July next and beinng first sworn before John Sturman, Gent. survey and lay out a parcell of land neare of adjoyning tothe Court house containing 1544 acres formerly granted to Mr. William Horton and Capt. John Lord by pattent 17 Aprill 1667 and by them the greatest part thereof conveyed and made over to Jno. Minor.
16Page 168 [25 June 1702]. Michaell Vascell being summoned to give his evidence in a suit between Alexr. Spence Gent. and John Higgins on behalf of the plaintiff and haveing attended six dayes, it is ordered Alexr. Spence doe pay him 240 pounds of tobacco.
16James Smith being summoned to give his evidence in a suit betwen Alexr. Spence Gent. and John Higgins on behalf of the plaintiff and haveing attended three dayes, it is ordered Alexr. Spence doe pay him 120 pounds of tobacco.
16Alex.Spence, justice, present at a Court held 26 August 1702.
16Alexr. Spence Gent. produced a certaine account of debts paid by John Jordan Gent., deceased, out of the estate of Mr. John Manley, deceased, the particulars whereof the most part appearing due from Manley’s estate by judgments recovered by severall persons against the estate, the rest for severall expences and other charges and disbursements, some articles whereof being moderated by the Court, the whole amounting to 19,041 pounds of tobacco, at the instance of Alexr. Spence are ordered to bee entered on the records in perpetuam rei memoriam.
16Page 170. Upon the motion of Danll. McCarty relateing to an order of the County Court dated 28 January 1701  made to certaine persons therein named to divide the estate of Wm. Paine Gent. into six equall parts and after such division the Sheriff to putt one sixth part thereof into the possession of McCarty as was adjudged to belong to him in right of his wife Eliza., late the relict of Paine (first setting apart one Negro named Nannee, a particular legacy given to Elizabeth) which order was by Richard Lee Esqr. superseded to have a reheareing at the Honorable General Court... ordered that Francis Wright, Alexr. Spence, Willoughby Allerton and John Bushrod, Gent., .. divide the estate of Wm. Paine...
16Page 171 [27 Aug 1702]. Alexr.Spence, justice present.
16Page 171a. Alexr. Spence, justice, present at a Court held 30 September 1702.
16Page 172 [30 Sept. 1702]. For that it fully appeared by certificate under the hand of Alexr. Spence Gent., one of her Majestie’s justices, that Samll. Mickell, servant to Wm. Davies, had runn away and absented himself from his master’s service nine dayes ...
16Page 172a [30 Sept. 1702] For that it fully appeared by certificate under the hand of Alexr. Spence Gent., one of her Majestie’s justices,that Wm. Conner, servant to Charnock Cox, had severall tymes run away ...
16Page 173. Alexr. Spence, justice, present 1 October
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16Page 173a [1 Oct. 1702]. Judgment is granted Dorcas Jordan, relict and executrix of John Jordan, late of this county, Gent., against Jacob Martyn and Sara his wife, Andrew Munro, Gustavas Scott, William Graham, exeuctors of Jno.Scott, together with his son John executors, for £18 sterling, for that both plaintiff and defendants being executors, and it appeareing by the oath of Mr. William Melvin, agent for Scott in his life tyme and for the executors since his decease, that upon a stated and settled account made upp by Jordan and Scott in their life tymes in Scott’s book of accounts there appeared to be due to Jordan £20.15.0 sterling, ordered Scott’s executors doe pay the same to Jordan out of the estate of John Scott. William Melvin being summoned to give his evidence in a suite between Dorcas Jordan, executrix of John Jordan Gent., and Jacob Martyn and Sara his wife, Andrew Munro, Gustavus Scott and Wm. Graham, executors of John Scott together with his son John, executor, on behalf of the plaintiff and haveing attended five dayes, it is ordered Jordan pay him 200 pounds of tobacco. Charles Tankersley. Like order vs. Dorcas Jordan per two days’ attendance.
16Page 174 [1 Oct 1702]. Attachment was granted Alexr. Spence Gent. against the estate of John Harris for £3.10 - sterling, upon which the Sheriff made return: Augt. the 11th 1702, by virtue of the within precept to mee directed, have attached in the hands of Edward Ryley as the estate of the withinsaid John Harris for the use of Alexr. Spence as will satisfie the debt and costs. Per me, Danll. Tebbs, subsheriff. John Harris, being duly called, did not replevy the attachment. Judment is granted against the estate attached.
16Page 174a [1 Oct. 1702]. Alexander Spence Gent. obtained an attachment against the estate of James Brechin for 2200 pouns of tobacco per bill and 50 shillings sterling, upon which the Sheriff made return: August the 19th day 1702, By vertue of the within precept to mee directed have attached so much tobacco as shall be found due to James Brechin, Clerk, for sallary as will satsifie Alexr. Spence his debt, in possession either of the Churchwardens of Copeley Parish or the Sheriff for the County of Westmoerland, due to Brechin for seven months teaching in Copeley Parish in the yeare 1701. Danll. Tebbs, subsheriff. And for that James Brechin did not replevy the attachment, judgment is granted against the estate.
16Page 176. John Critcher acknowledged a conveyance of land scituate in Yeocomoco Neck to Alexr. Spence Gent. by lease and release.
16Page 178. Alexander Spence Gent. is appointed surveyour of the highwayes from Tucker’s run down into Yeocomoco Neck and the usuall roads [ ?] the said Neck and leading thence ouut of the Neck into the maine road down to Flint’s Mill, and it is orders &c [sic: see above]
16Page 179a [27 Nov 1702]. Judgment is granted Doctor Alexr. Spence of Richmond County against Wm. Thompson for 1200 pounds of tobacco due by bill.
16Page 180. [27 Nov. 1702]. Judgment is granted Alexander Spence Gent. against Frances Cannaday, relict and executrix in her own wrong of John Cannada, for 1940 pounds of tobacco due by bill under the hand of John Cannada.
16Judment is granted Alexr.Spence Gent. agaist Anna Paine, relict and executrix in her own wrong of James Paine, for 510 pounds of tobacco due by bill under the hand of James Paine.
16Page 186a. [2 March 1702 . In obedience to his Excellencyes Proclamation ... to the Justices giveing an account of the Gentlemen in the Commission of the peace for the County and the coroners of the same amongst other matters, it is thought fitt to be certified that... Alexr.Spence, ...
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16Page 189. Edward Bevin, servant to Alexr.Spence Gent., is adjudged seventeen yeares of age and ordered to serve according to law.
16Page 193a [22 May 1703]. Henry Owen confessed judgment to Alexr. Spence Gent. for 544 pounds of tobacco due by bill.
16Page 196. It was commanded Lewis Markham Gent., late Sheriff, that hee should arrest Charles Emons to answer Alexr. Spence of Richmond County of a plea of debt for 830 pounds of sweet scented tobacco, upon which the Sheriff returned cepi corpus, the defendant faileing to appeare and no baile being returned, order is granted Alexr. Spence against the late Sheriff.
16Page 196a [30 June 1703]. Daniel Harper by George Eskridge his attorney confessed judgment to Alexr. Spence Gent. for 456 pounds of tobacco.
16Page 202. 30Sept 1703. Alexr. Spence, justice, present.
16Upon the motion of Alexr. Spence Gent. in behalf of the orphants of Patrick Spence, his deceased brother, it is ordered that Thomas Thompson who intermarried with Penelope the relict of Patrick, since also deceased, be cited to render unto the Court an account of the estate of Patrick Spence belonging to his orphants.
16Page 203a [30 Sept 1703]. Judgment is granted Dorcas Jordan, executrix of Jno. Jordan, Gent., against Jacob Martyn and Sara his wife, Andrew Munro, Gustavus Scott, Wm. Graham, executors of John Scott, together with his son John, executor with the rest of the executors, for £2.15. sterling.
16Page 204 [30 Sept. 1703]. At a Court held 30 June 1703 conditionall order passed against Lewis Markham Gent., late Sheriff, for 830 pounds of tobacco for that hee had not Charles Emmons there to answer Alexr. Spence of Richmond County. The late Sheriff not haveing Emons at this Court, judment is confirmed.
Page 205a. Alexr. Spence, justice, present at a Court held 24 November 1703.
17Page 206. Mr. George Eskridge produceing a power by letter of attorney from Thomas Darrycutt to Simon Bayly and a power from Bayly thereon to Eskridge, which being proved by Alexr. Spence Gent., it is ordered that they be entered on record.
17Thomas Thompson being cited to answer the petition of Alexr. Spence Gent. relateing to the orphants of Patrick Spence it is ordered that Thompson draw upp and settle accounts before the next Court between the orphants and himself and give security for the same or otherwise to surrender the orphants’ estates to Alexr. Spence. And in case Thomas Thompson doe give security, it is ordered he deliver two mulatto servants now in his possession to Alexr. Spence for and towards the maintainance of Patrick Spence and Thomas Spence, orphants, or give security for the payment of what Alexr. Spence shall defray in maintaining of them.
17Page 206a [24 Nov 1703]. John Hartley produceing
certificate from Alexr. Spence Gent. against Cornelius Farroll his servant
for running away four dayes...
17Alexander Spence Gent. produceing an account against Thomas Thompson for £4.11.5½ and 410 pounds of tobacco, and Thomas being present and saying nothing in barr thereof, judgment is granted against Thomas Thompson.
1725 November 1703. Whereas JohnCritcher by his lease and release conveyed unto Alexr. Spence Gent. certain lands and tenements in Yeocomoco Neck and it being uncertaine whether hee was of age to make full and absolute sale thereof, and now Critcher being at full age came into Court and acknowledged the lease and release to be his proper act and deed.
17Page 207. Alexr. Spence, justice, present at a Court held 29 December 1703
17Page 208 [30 Dec. 1703]. A letter of attorney from Mr. Simon Bayly to Mr. George Eskridge proved by Mr. Alexr. Spence.
17Page 220a [30 Dec. 1703]. Ordered that Thomas Thompson doe pay unto Capt. Alexr. Spence 24,328 pounds of tobacco being the just ballance due to the orphants of Mr. Patrick Spence junr., but for that Mr. Thomas Thompson informed the Court that hee had severall other payments and disburstments about the estate and had not his papers about him to make the same appeare and Alexr. Spence Gent. did promise and assume that what just payments and disburstments Thompson could fairly prove Spence would allow his ratable part out of the children’s part, it was ordered that 24,328 pounds of tobacco bee paid to Alexr. Spence.
17Ordered that two mullatto servants belonging to the orphants [of] Patrick Spence junr. bee delivered by Mr. Thomas Thompson in whose custody they now are unto Capt. Alexr. Spence for the use of the orphants for and towards the maintainance of the orphants.
17page 211a [30 Dec 1703]. A special imparlance is granted Dorothy Veale, widdow, in the action of trespass brought against her by Wm. Manley by his guardian and prochien amy Alexr. Spence.
17Page 213 [30 Dec 1703]. Alexr. Spence, justice, present 31 Dec 1703.
17Page 214. It appearing to the Couurt by certificate under the hand of Alexr. Spence Gent. that Richd. Dobbins, servant to Mr .John Washington, did fugitively absent himself from his master’s service one hundred dayes...
17Page 217a [31 Dec 1703]. The action of debt brought by Alexr.Spence vs. Lewis Markam is dismist.
17Page 218. The Sheriff haveing presented to this Court a commission of oyer and terminer directed to Francis Wright, Alexr. Spence ... or any four of them whereof Francis Wright, Alexr. Spence ... to bee one, doe meet at the Court house 13 Jan 1703  and cause Tom a Negro slave belonging to the estate of James Orchard, to bee arraigned and indicted for petty treason, being suspected to bee guilty of the murther of James Orchard his late master ...
178 Dec 1703. Whereupon Charles [Ashton] and John Bushrod administered the oaths unto Alexr.Spence ..., which justices thus sworn administered the oaths unto ... who likewise signed the Test.
17Alexr. Spence, Justice of the peace, present at a
Court held 23 February 1703 
17Westmoreland Co., VA Order Book 1698-1705 (Part Four
1703-1705] by John Frederick Dorman
17Page 222. Alexr.Spence, present at a Court held 24 Feb 1703 
17Upon the motion of Alexr. Spence Gent. it is ordered that the judgments confessed at Mr. Thomas Thompson’s outcry bee recorded.
17Thomas Thompson presented a judgment obtained against the estate of Patrick Spence by John Newton attorney of Romboll Phillipps for 3387 pounds of tobacco and 142 pounds of tobacco costs. It is ordered that two third parts be deducted out of the estate of the orphants of Patrick Spence.
17Page 222a [24 Feb 1703/4]. John Chilton assumed with Mr. Thomas Thompson to Alexr. Spence Gent. in behalf of Patrick Spence and Thomas Spence, orphants of Patrick Spence, for 5416 pounds of tobacco due to the orphants. And in case Alexr. Spence should die before the receipt of the tobacco, then John Chilton and Thomas Thompson doe oblige themselves to pay to the orphants when they arrive to their respective ages.
17Alexr. Spence, justice, present at a Court held 29 March 1704
17Page 226a. Her Sacred Majestie Queen Ann her commission 13 May 1704 directed to Francis Wright, Alexr. Spence ... appointing them justices to keep the peace...
17Page 228. Henry Dunkan confessed judgment to Caleb Butler Gent. for 708 pounds of tobacco.
17page 235. [27 July 1704]. Alexr. Spence Gent. caused Danll. Field to bee arrested to answer him in a plea on the case, upon which the Sheriff returned a cepi corpus, but for that hee failed to have Field to answer the same, order passed against the Sheriff and attachment thereon was granted him.
17Alex. Spence Gent. brought his action on the case against Thomas Spilman and Lettice his wife, executors in their own wrong of Evan Jones, and the Sheriff returned cepi corpus...
17Page 235 [27July 1704]. Alex. Spence Gent. caused Danll Field to bee arrested to answer in a plea on the case...
17Page 236 [30 Aug 1704]. The last will and testament of Alexander Spence Gent. was proved by John Hartley and Wm. Manley, a probat granted Willoughby Allerton and George Eskridge, Gent., executors in the will named. It is also ordered that John Sturman, Henry Ashton, John Bushrod, Gent., and Danll. McCarty and James Westcomb doe on the first Munday in September next meet at the house of the decedent and appraise what of the estate shall bee produced unto them.
17Page 239a [31 Aug 1704]. Samll. Gray, Clerk, was attached to answer Alexr.Spence of a plea on the case for 1500 pounds of tobacco...
17Page 243a. Alexr. Robinson, late servant to Alexr. Spence Gent., deceased, by his petition ... that hee had served is master his full terme of service, and that hee was free, and praying an order for his corn and cloaths according to custome, the executors of Alexr. Spence not saying anything in barr therof, ordered they pay him his corn and cloaths and that hee bee absolutely discharged his service.
17Page 245a [25Oct 1704]. Ralph Downing, servant to Alexr.Spence Gent., deceased, by his petition aledgeing that hee was free from his service, ..., it appeareing Downing to bee bound to Alexr. Spence by this Court and that a considerable tyme of his indented term is not yett expired, it is ordered that Ralph Downing do return home to his service and continue till the expiration ... directed.
17Westmoreland Co., VA Order Book 1698-1705 (Part Four
1703-1705] by John Frederick Dorman
17Page246 [26Oct 1704]. The order of last Court concerning the appraisement of the estate of Alexr. Spence, Gent., not being performed, is continued.
17Page247a [26Oct 1704]. Watkin Price connfessed judgment to Dr. Alexr. Spence for 260 pounds of tobacco, being the ballance of all accounts betwixt them.
17In the difference betwixt Dr.Alexr. Spence and the Reverend Samll. Gray, Clerk, it is ordered that unless Samll. Gray appeare at the next Court, judgment to be granted against him.
17Upon the petition of Thomas Smith, late servant to Alexander Spence, Gent., setting forth that hee had faithfully served his master and his order the full term of five yeares and upwards and conceiveing himself to bee free and praying order for his freedome and also for his corn and cloaths according to custome, this Court haveing duely considered the same and nothing being said by the executors of Spence to make the same appeare otherwayes, doe accordingly order Thomas Smith bee free.
17Doctor Alexr. Spence brought his action against the Reverend Samll. Gray, Clerk, for 1500 pounds of tobacco due for physick, visitts and attendance, Gray discounting 740 pounds of tobacco, parcell of the debt, and Spence makeing oath to the remainder of the account, judgment is granted Spence for 760 pounds of tobacco.
17Page 253a [28 Feb 1704/5]. Upon the motion of George Eskridge Gent., one of the executors of Alexr. Spence Gent., it is ordered that what part of the decedent’s estate is now returned inventoried and appraised bee entered in the records and that his executors return an inventory and appraisement of the residue to the next Court.
17Page 268a [26 July 1705]. Patrick Spence, son of Alexr. Spence Gent., hath chosen Geo: Eskridge Gent. to bee his guardian.
17Page 269a [25 July 1705]. The orders of November Court 1702 appointing surveyors of the highways for the severall precincts of this County is continued to the persons then elected after the same method there directed. But Alexander Spence, Gent., for Yeocomoco Neck being dead, George Eskridge is appointed surveyor in his room and Thomas Weedon Gent. in the room of George Weedon Gent. for the upper that precinct where he formerly served.
17Page 271a [29 Aug 1705]. Richard Neale and
Dorcas his wife, one of the daughters of Alexr. Spence Gent., late of this
County, and Matthew Mason and Eliza. his wife, one other of the daughters
of Spence, by their petition praying a division of the estate of Alexr.
Spence their petition praying a division of the estate of Alexr. Spence
and that they might be possest of their parts thereof, for that it appeared
to the Court that some part of the estate is not yet inventoried or appraised,
it is ordered that the same be forthwith performed to the end that the
testator’s estate may fully appeare according to the true intent of his
last will and testament. And for that there seems to bee some ambiguity
upon heareing all arguments insisted on in relation thereto, it is the
oppinion of the Court that the nine Negores bequeathed by the last will
of Alexr. Spence to his son Patrick Spence and the fifth part of his household
stuff, goods and utenssills, &c , and also that the six Negores in
the testator’s will named and bequeathed to his daughter Mary together
with the fifth part of his household goods, were intended by the testator
to his son Patrick and daughter Mary as distinct legacies to themselves,
separate from the residue of his estate, and the residue of his personall
estate should bee divided into three equall
17Westmoreland Co., VA Order Book 1698-1705 (Part Four 1703-1705] by John Frederick Dorman
17Page 271a [29 Aug 1705]. (Cont.)
parts and disposed of according to the testator’s will, and thereupon ordered that Henry Ashton, John Sturman, John Bushrod, Danll. McCarty, Gent., and James Westcomb, the persons formerly apointed to value and appraize the estate, doe appraize the residue of the estate not yett appraized and after such valuation and appraizement made they divide the estate (the legacies first sett apart) into three equall parts accordig to the true intent and meaneing of the testator in his last will and testament and pursuant to the judgment and order of this Court.
Page 8 [27 Feb 1705/6]. Upon the petition of Thomas Spence, son and orphant of Patrick Spence, relateing to a cow and calf detained from him by Mr. Thomas Thompson, ordered the Sheriff summon Thomas Thompson to appeare at the next Court and shew cause, if any hee can, why hee detaines the cow and calf.
18Page 15a [27 March 1706]. The former orders for finishing the appraisement and division of the estate of Alexr. Spence, Gent., continued to be performed on Munday come sevenight or in case of failure at some other tyme before the next Court.
18Elizabeth Foresigh being summoned as an evidence in a suite between Alexr. Spence and John Medford on behalf of the plaintiff and haveing attended twenty days, it is ordered Alexander Spence pay Elizabeth Foresigh 800 pounds of tobacco. The above mentioned suite being continued till the next Court, ordered Foresigh give her attendance till a finall judgment therein.
18Page 16a [27 March1706]. It was comanded Charles Ashton, Gent., late Sheriff, that hee should have the body of Alexr. Spence at March Court 1705 to answer Wm. Carruthers of a plea on his case for 538½ pound of tobacco,who made return that he had took the body of Alexr: Spence,but hee faileing to appeare and no baile being return’d, it is ordered that unless the Sheriff bring forth Alex: Spence att the next Court, judgment to bee confirm’d against him for the debt with costs.
18Charles Ashton, Gent., late Sheriff was comanded tohave the body of Alexr: Spence at March Court 1705 to answer Wm.Carruthers of a plea on his case for 538½ pound of tobacco. At the instance of Charles Ashton an attachment was granted him agt. the estate of Alexr. Spence for the value of the debt and cost.
18Page 24. [29 May1706]. Whereas severall former
orders for the appraisement and division of the estate of Alexr. Spence,
Gent., according to the intent of his last will and testament have been
granted by the Court for the performing thereof and great part of the same
still remaining unperformed for that Henry Ashton and Danll. McCarty, Gent.,
two of the persons formerly appointed cannot bee expected to attend the
same at the tyme now agreed on, the first being oblidged by bussiness of
his own, the latter being at Williamsburgh, Francis Wright, Gent., is added
to the rest of the persons formerly appointed, to witt John Sturman, and
John Bushrod, Gent., and James Westcomb, and it is ordered that being mett
at the house of Alexander Spence on 3 June do proceed to perform the appraizement
and division. It is also ordered that Mr. Richard Neale who
married with Dorcas, one of the daughters and legatees of Alexr: Spence
and Mr. Mathew Mason who intermarried with Elizabeth, one other of the
daughters and legatees of Alexr: Spence, with their said wifes do render
to the executors a true account upon oath what of the estate they either
or any of them have made use of or removed from of[f] the plantation or
otherwise disposed. And after such appraisement Richard Neale and
Mathew Mason with the consent of the executors in trust have liberty to
make use of, take away and remove such of the estate as shall come to their
share and allotment.
18Page 25 [29 May 1706]. John Hardin confessed judgment to Willoughby Allerton and George Eskridge, Gent., executors during the minority of Patrick Spence, son of Alexr. Spence, Gent., for 543 pounds of tobacco due by bill. Ordered hee pay the same with costs.
18Charles Brown by Thomas Sorrell his attorney confessed judgment to Willoughby Allerton and George Eskridge, Gent., executors dureing the minority of Patrick Spence, son of Alex. Spence, Gent., for 583 pounds of tobacco due upon ballance of his bill for 1083 pounds of tobacco. Ordered hee pay the same with costs.
18Page 28a [27 June 1706]. Judgment is granted William Carruther against Alexr. Spence, chirurgeon, for 538½ pounds of tobacco due by account.
18Page 30 [27 June 1706]. Judgment is granted Willoughby Allerton, Gent., and George Eskridge, executors dureing the minority of Patrick Spence, son of Alexr. Spence, Gent., against Dr. Humphry Morris for 1745 pouunds of tobacco, ballance of accounts. ordered he pay the same with costs.
18Page 31 [27 June 1706]. Youell Watts confessed judgment to Willo: Allerton and Geo. Eskridge, Gent., executors dureing the minority of Patrick Spence son of Alexr. Spence, Gent., for 239 pounds of tobacco, ballance of a bill for 1076 pounds of tobacco. ordered hee pay the same with costs.
18Page 32 [27June 1706]. It was comanded Burdett Ashton, Gent., Sheriff that he should arrest Dr. Alexr. Spence to answer Jeremiah Adderton of a plea of debt for 880 pounds of tobacco and the Sheriff returned cepi corpus, John Medforde security, but for that Spence failed to appeare, conditionall order passed against the security for the debt.
18Page 44 [30 Jan 1706/7]. Thomas Spence, son of Patrick Spence, prayed liberty to elect Geo: Eskridge, Gent. to bee his guardian,which is accordingly admitted.
18PatrickSpence, son of Patrick Spence, prayed liberty to elect George Eskridge, Gent., to bee his guardian,which is accordingly admitted.
Page 73a [25 Sept. 1707]. Nathanael Pope junr. on behalf of himself and the orphants of Patrick Spence obtained an attachment agt. the estate of Isaac Sheppard for 1000 pounds of tobacco for which Pope became security with Isaac for the payment thereof...
19Page 74a [25 Sept 1707]. Rose, a Negro girle slave to Mrs. Dorcas Jordan, adjudged sixteen yeares of age.
19Nannee, a Negro girl slave to Thomas Spence, adjudged foruteen yeares of age.
19Page 89 [26 May 1708]. Upon the petition of
Patrick Spence, son of Alexr. Spence late of this County, Gent., relateing
to the estate left him by his deceased father, continued to the next Court
for Willo. Allerton and George Eskridge, Gent., executors of Alexr. Spence,
to have notice to the end such papers, books and accounts may bee produced
by both parties as may bee requysite for setling the estate.
19Page 101 [28 July 1708]. Upon the petition of Patrick Spence, son and heir of Alexandr. Spence, Gent., with the good likeing of George Eskridge, Gent., one of the executors of Alexr. Spence, it is ordered George Eskridge and Willoughby Allerton his co-executor doe deliver to Patrick Spence all such writeings, accounts, papers and all other matters and things come totheir hands by vertue of their executorshipp as of right to him appertaine.
19page 104 [29 Sept. 1708]. The suite depending between Alexander Spence, chirurgion, and the executors of Alexander Spence, Gent., is referred to the final determination of the Honorable Richd. Lee., Esqu., to settle and adjust all accounts betwixt them as in his judgment shall seem right and equitable.
19Page 105 [24 Nov 1708]. The last will and testament of Mrs. Dorcas Jordan together with the codicill thereto annexed was duely proved by all the witnesses and a probat granted to Mr. John Sturman, Gent., Mr. John Higgins and Mr. Law. Pope, executors therein named. It is ordered the executors return a true inventory.
Page 126 [30 June 1709]. Attachment is granted Thomas Thompson against Alexr.Spence’s estate for that he failed to appeare to answer Thompson of an action of debt.
20Page 144a [1 June 1710]. Thomas Thompson obtained an attachment against the estate of Alexr. Spence, chururgeon, for 410 pounds of tobacco at June Court last, which not being executed is on Thompson’s motion continued.
20page 153a [26 April 1711]. George Eskridge, Gent., produced into Court a copy of the last will and tesament of Mr. Patrick Spence, son and heir of Alexander Spence, also deceased, and prayed the same might be entered into the records of the County, it appeareing tothe Court the will had been duely proved in the Kingdom of Great Britaine where Patrick departed this life. It is ordered that George Eskridge, one of the executors in the will named, doe return a true inventory of the Virginia estate of Patrick Spence. It is alsoe ordered that Willoughby Allerton, Daniel McCarty, Francis Lee, Thomas Lee, Gent., and Mr. Vincent Cox appraise the estate.
Page 170a [30 Aug 1711]. Joseph Barker and Ann his wife, daughter of Richd. and Ann Youell, preferr’d their petition against Thomas Thompson as intermarrying with Mrs. Penelope Spence and prayed the Court’s order for the Sheriff to summon Thomas to answer the petition.
21Page 181a [27 March 1712]. It is ordered that the Sheriff doe summon Thomas Spence to the next Court to answer the petition of Wm. Tate preferr’d against him for freedome.
21Page 182a [27 March 1712]. James Byard brought his suite against John Erwin for 5785 pounds of tobacco due by account. The defendant said he was not indebted as the plaintiff had declared. The Sheriff returned twelve, Henry Netherton, Jon: Wright smith, William Davies, Jno: Paratt junr., Patrick Spence, Charnock Cox...
21Page 187a [25 June 1712]. It is ordered that the Sheriff doe take the bodies of John Redman, Jno. Redman junr., Nicholas Minor, Thomas Spence and John Awbrey into his custody until each of them enter into bond with sufficient security toour Soveraigne Lady the Queen for their good behaviour.
21Page193a [28 Aug 1712]. John Garner brought suite at June Court last against Henry Netherton for one young horse of the value of 1000 pounds of tobacco... comanded the Sheriff that he should summon twelve ... Patrick Spence...
21Page 205a [25 March 1713. Thomas Spence one of those to appraise the estate of Edward Wood...
21Page 212a [27 May 1713]. George Brown acknowledged a deed of gift from him to Patrick Spence.
Page 225a [30 Sept 1713]. It was commanded John Sturman, Gent., Sheriff, that he should summon Thomas Spillman to answer Alexr: Spence of a plea of debt for 400 pounds of tobacco and one pair of men’s shoes. The Sheriff returned cepi corpus but for that the defendant failed to appeare and noe baile beig returned, conditionall order passed against the Sheriff for the debt. Attachment is granted him against the defendant’s estate.
22Page 234a [31 March 1714]. Patrick Spence acknowledged a deed of land from him to Thomas Sheadrick.
22Page 235a [1 April 1714]. Thomas Spillman was summoned at September Court last to answer Alexr: Spence of a plea that he render to him 500 pounds of tobacco and one pair of men’s shoes due by bill and the Sheriff returned cepi corpus...
22Page 240 [2 April 1714]. John Chilton, Gent., brought againnst Joseph Moxley and the Sheriff return’d cepi corpus, Patrick Spence security. For that the defendant failed to appeare, conditional order passed against the security.
22Page 245 [28 July 1714]. Thomas Spence one of appraisers for estate of Sarah Newstubbs...
Will of John Draper, 14 Jan 1653; 20 June 1656. Legatees; friend William Spence my gun; Anne, daughter of George Watts one heifer. John Bennett my house and plantation.
23Will of Richard Sturman, 2June 1691; 29 Sept 1691 (Cople Parish). Friend John Sturman 100 acres of land; servant Penelope Higgins one servant; friend Patrick Spence; friend Alexander Spence trooping saddler and furniture; friend Elizabeth Hardidge rest of land in Va., utensils etc. William Hardidge exr.
23Will of Thomas Youell, Cople Parish, 7 Dec 1694; 29 May 1695. 95 acres of land to my wife and she to be exx; my grandsons Youell English, Youell Watts and Thomas Spence; daughter Ann Watts; John Atwell; daughter Spence; dau. Winfred English.
23Will of John Jordan, 6 Feb 1693; 27 Jan 1696.
To son Alexander Spence’s dau. Dorcas one negro boy; to son Patrick Spence’s
son Patrick one negro boy; to dau. Elenor Munroe’s dau. Elizabeth
one negro girl; to godson Jordan Weedon one negro girl; son John Spence
25 acres of land; son Thomas Spence 2 negroes etc; god-dau. Dorcas Sturman
5000 pounds tobacco; sons John Sturman, Andrew Monroe and George Weedon;
to Elizabeth Sturman; gold rings; Jane Hubbard 9£; my wife
Dorcas to be exx.
23Will of Jeremiah Jadwin, 2 Dec 1697; 23 Feb 1697. To cousin Jeremiah son of Bartholomew Jadwin the son of John Jadwin all my lands atthe age of 21 years; exr.John Tanner; Deborah Foxcraft 10,000lbs. tobacco; god-daughter Dorcas Spence daughter of Alex Spence one heifer; god-dau. Anne Payne dau. of William Payne negro girl Moll for 22 years then to be free; friend Richard Bond 20£ negro man, his wife and children free.
23Will of Alexander Spence, gent., of Yocomico, 2 May1704; 30 August 1704. 9 negroes and one-ninth of estate to son Patrick; daughter Mary Spence 6 negroes and one-fifth of estate; daughters Dorcas and Elizabeth Spence one-third estate each; to my wife I bequeath nothing but her wearing apparel; friends William Allerton and George Eskridge exrs. and one horse each
23Will of Dorcas Jordan, of Cople, 25 Oct 1708; 24 Nov 1708. 2 negroes to grandson Patrick, son of Alexander Spence, gent. deceased; Jordan Weedon and his sister Mary Weedon now wife to son of Bunch Roe; Dorcas Sanford dau. of my eldest dau. Elizabeth Sturman; dau. Jane Spence one negro; Ellenor Munroe; friends John Sturman, John Higgins and Lawrence Pope, exrs; Ann Sturman Jr.; grandson Patrick son of Patrick Spence; son in law John Sturman one pair silk stocking and Spanish leather shoes; my 13 grandchildren.
23Will of Thomas Thompson, gent., 17 Jan 1715; 28 Mar 1816. My two daus. Alice and Anna Thompson estate at 20 years of age; friends Thomas Lee and William Pierce 1 horse each; friend Edward Ransdella gun; son in law Patrick Spence pistols, hostlers and breast plate; son in law Thomas Spence my violin; to Elizabeth Colson 1 feather bed and furniture; dau. Anna 1 bed and furniture and she to live with Mrs. Sibella wife of William Pierce; said William Pierce my rapier.
23Will of Lawrence Pope, 23 Mar 1723; 10 May 1723,
Washington Parish. Land I live on to sons
Humphrey, Thomas, and John; Thomas land in Cople Parish; John land at Pope’s Creek; dau. Elizabeth 1 negro and furniture; dau. Ann 1 negro and furniture; dau. Mary 1 negro and furniture; dau. Jemima Spence 1 negro woman; dau. Penelope 1 negro etc.; dau. Catherine 1 negro; James son of Benj. Waddey; godson John son of Nicholas Minor 1 mare; wife Jemima; bro. Humphrey Pope and bro. Nicholas Minor 33 shillings gold for rings; wife and son Humphrey exrs; to children horses, cattle, household goods.
23Will of John King, 3 Dec 1726; 22 Feb 1726. Son James; grandson John Spence; my bro’s daughter Mary; son in law John Spence 1 gun; Daniel son of Major George Eskridge 1 gun; wife Margaret rest of estate.
23Will of Youell Watkins, alias Youell Watts, 8 Nov 1726; 22 Feb 1726. Sister in law Hannah Broags my land for life; cousin Patrick Spence land in Virginia and Maryland; to Wharton Ransdell my sermon book; my wife negroes and estate for life; to Youell Hollam and his brother Simon 6 negroes, 1/2 of personal estate and land.
23Will of William Munroe, 30 Mar 1737; 26 Apr 1737.
Son Thomas land; grandson Thomas Munroe; grandson Spence and his bro. Andrew
Munroe; granddau Jane Munroe; son George; grandson George son of William
Munroe; grandson Daniel Payne; Jeane Payne; daus. Sarah Stone and Mary
Stone; grandsons William Payne and William Stone; son Andrew Munroe’s children
Spence Andrew and Jeane; son William exr.
23Westmoreland County, VA Wills 1654-1800 by Augusta B. Fothergill
23Will of Patrick Spence, 10 Dec 1739; 25 Mar 1740. Son Patrick; son Youell Spence the land givenme by Youell Watts, decd; wife Jemima; my four children Elizabeth, Jemima, Mary and Youell Spence; exrs. my wife and son in law Nicholas Minor Jr. until son Patrick comes of age.
23Will of Margaret Neale, 11 Oct 1753; 27 May1755. To son Shapleigh Neale 1 negro man; dau. Jemima Neale 1 negro girl; son Richard 1 negro; dau. Elizabeth Spence a gold ring; exrs. son Daniel Neale and John Spence Jr.
23Will of Jemima Spence, 6 May 1755; 30 Sept 1755. One trunk marked P.H. 1679 to dau. Elizabeth Sanford; son Patrick 1 silversoup spoon; dau. Jemima Suggett a tea chest; dau. Mary Spence 6 soup spoons and a desk; son Youell Spence a mahogany desk and other furniture; gr.ch. Jemima Suggett and Jemima Sandford.
23Will of John Sanford, 1 Oct 1776; 27 Oct 1778. Grandchildren Francis Sanford, Jemima Spence, Molly Harrison, Butler and John Sanford; son Willoughby 1 shilling; son in law Thomas Sanford and dau. Jemima Sanford 1 negro, they to be exrs.; wife Sibella use of 1 negro, cow, ewes, bed and fur. for life.
23Will of David Norrie, 22 Dec 1671; 31 July 1671.
Son John Norrie land called Fair Fountain; wife Bridget and child unborn
rest of land and estate.
Vol 1, page 222: Dr. James Bankhead (1) of the British Navy came to Virginia before 1738, in that year, on August 20, he married Elinor Monroe of Westmoreland Co., daughter of Andrew Monroe (3) and Christian -- his wife, granddaughter of Andrew Monroe (2) and Elinor Spence, his wife, who was the daughter of Patrick and Dorcas Spence. Christian --, the wife of Andrew Monroe (3) was probably a Miss Tyler of Westmoreland, for in the will of Joseph Tyler, proved in Westmoreland in 1737, is the following bequest: “Plantation to my brother Benj. Tyler, one servant to my sister Christian Monroe, one negro to cozen Elinor Monroe, cozens Spence, cousin Sarah and Cousin Andrew Monroe. Westmoreland Co. - Wills - page 104. Elinor, Spence, Sarah and Andrew were the children of Andrew Monroe (3) and his wife Christian ---
24Vol 1, page 253: O.B. Aug. 26, 1674. Will of Abraham Field, Sr. Sons Abraham (aged 13½ years), Daniel (aged 11½), Henry (aged 8), and John; daughters Margaret and Eleanor; wife, Margaret Field; sister Spence.
24Vol 1, page 570: Adam Carlile, b. 1634, d. 31 Jan 1685, Bailee of Annan, m. Janet Muirhead, d. 25 Feb 1671. Their children were John, James, Agnes and Isabelle. James Carlile, Bailee of Annan, d. 1710, m. Margaret Spence, from whom are descended Rev. William Carlile, Prebendary of St. Paul’s, London, of Torthorwald, County Surrey, England....
24Vol. II, page 214 Sarah3 Downing (John,2 William1)
married first, John Span (son of Richard and Gracianna Span); second, David
Spence. Notes: The records of the Spence family are very fragmentary.
It is an honorable Scotch name of considerable historical importance.
In Northumberland County, the Spences and Pickerings were associated from
the time of the second large immigration into that county. Feb. 4,
1666. George Pickering, planter, and Sarah, his wife, made a deed
to David Spence for a tract of land in Northumberland County - towards
the head of the Lower Chetank Creeke -
24Vol. II, page 214 (Cont.) being part of a patent granted to said Pickering February 4, 1662. Oct. 28, 1665. Assignment of land from David Spence to John Graham. 1665, Nov. 21. Deed of gift from David Spence to John Alexander, son of William Alexander, for one heifer. Capt. Alexander Spence was sheriff, and otherwise prominent in Westmoreland County, and died about 1712. In an abstract from Richmond County, dated February 6, 1694, it is stated that Alexander Spence married Elizabeth, the youngest daughter of Evan Browne and that James Taylor, late of Richmond county, but now of Westmoreland County, married the widow of Evan Browne (William and Mary Quarterly) Patrick Spence lived probably in Lancaster County. On May 27, 1712, Hon. Robert Carter of Lanc. County petitioned the Northumberland County Court in behalf of Mary Spence. In this record it is stated that Capt. George Eskridge of Westmoreland County, was one of the executors of Patrick Spence, deceased, and guardian to Mary Spence, sister of said Patrick and daughter of Alexander Spence, and that Mr. Richard Neale of Northumberland County and Mr. Matthew Mason of Maryland married the other two daughters of said Alexander Spence, now both deceased. 1704, July 20. Susannah Mason of the Province of Maryland vs. Phil. Rogers (Northumberland Co. Records). There was also a John Spence who married Jemima Waddy, daughter of Mr. Thomas Waddy of Wicomico parish. Was David Spence who gave the deed of gift to John Alexander in 1665, the father of: (1) Alexander Spence who married Elizabeth Browne; (2) David Spence who married 1st, Sarah Downing, 2nd, Ann Edwards; (3) John Spence who married Jemima Waddy? My first record of the second David Spence is November 16, 1692, when Mr. John Downing was awarded an attachment against the estate of John James, a part of which was in the hands of David Spence. On May 18, 1698, the will of Mr. John Downing was proved by the oath of David Spence, one of the witnesses.
24Vol. II, page 215. Sarah3 (Downing) Span, widow of John Span, probably married David Spence I 1698, before her father’s death, as on August 18, 1699, David Spence and Sarah, his wife, legatee of John2 Downing, deceased, brought suit against Mrs. Elizabeth Downing, executrix of Mr. John Downing. September 23, 1699 judgment was granted David Spence and Sarah, his wife, legatee of Mr. John Downing vs. Mrs. Elizabeth Downing, his executrix, and said Elizabeth Downing in her qualification as executrix, and said Elizabeth Downing in her qualification as executrix was ordered to pay over the amount due. August 23, 1700, John Reason was arrested at the suite of David Spence and Sarah, his wife, late Sarah Span, widow, and judgment was granted for 12 pounds sterling and two thousand pounds tobacco. Sarah3 Spence died before July 17, 1711, as on that date David Spence and Ann (Edwards) his wife, petitioned for Ann’s estate. David Spence’s will, dated February 23, 1726, was proved April 20, 1726. Notes: He was probably at this time the husband of Sarah Downing, daughter of Mr. John Downing. They lived in Newman’s Neck, as he was appointed surveyor of the highways there in 1700. David Spence appears often in the county records, in several law suits, as grand juror, as appraiser of estates, and on May 19, 1708, he was appointed constable for Newman’s Neck “in room of William Nelms.” This was an office of dignity and held by men of the best standing in the community. David Spence added to his plantation by purchase I 1710 and 1724. His wife, Sarah, died probably in 1710 and he married again in 1711, Ann Edwards, widow. His will was dated February 23, 1726, and was probated April 20, 1726.
24 Vol. II, page 216. David and Sarah3 (Downing-Spann)
Spence, had issue, (mentioned in David Spence’s will): II.
Sarah4 Spence married William Pickering, of Northumberland County, issue:
; III. Ann4 Spence, married about 1720, Sylvester Welch,
Jr., of Northumberland County. The will of Sylvester Welch, dated
June 13, 1753, proved February 11, 1754 names [See annotation #RSM32]
IV. John Spence, d. unm. and April l9, 1727 Sylvester Welch (husband
of Ann [Spence] Welch), presented an inventory of the estate of John Spence,
deceased, his brother-in-law.
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24 Vol II, page 217-18. In 1709, July 20, Anne Lyon, wife of John Lyon, and executrix of Hugh Callon, petitioned the Court to appoint Mr. John Downing, Charles Nelms and David Spence to appraise the said Callon’s estate. Anne Lyon may have been a sister of Mr. John Downing, and sister-in-law of David Spence who married a daughter of Mr. John Downing, Sr.
24 Vol. II, page 222. David4 Downing (John3, John2, William1). It is believed that David was the third son of John and Elizabeth Downing. He was probably named for David Spence, the husband of his aunt, Sarah (Downing) Spence. On April 19, 1733, Thomas Edwards moved the Court in behalf of the orphans of John Bell to appoint a commission consisting of Joseph Graham, John Shapleigh and Thomas Gil to audit.... Nothing more is known of David Downing. He probably married the widow of John Bell and may have left young children.
24 Vol. II, page 854. George Hardwick, son of the above William and Elizabeth, in 1724, with Patrick Spence, Thomas Sturman, and Thomas James, took up 1,678 acres in Westmoreland County.
24 Vol III, page 729. Andrew2 Monroe (Andrew1) (born about 1664) married Elinor Spence. Patrick Spence, her father, died in 1685, and his widow, Dorcas, married John Jordan, whose will was proved January 27, 1696. In 1705 Andrew Monroe made a deed for three acres to John Hore, part of a tract patented by his father, Andrew Monroe, in 1652. Andrew Monroe married secondly about 1707, Sarah, widow of John Elliot. His will was dated December 30, 1713, and proved May 26, 1714. Issue named in John Jordan’s will, 7 Elizabeth married Arrington, and had John Arrington; named in his own will, 9 Andrew under eighteen, 10 Spence under eighteen, to have a negro, m “given him by his grandmother Jordan, his silver-hilted sword, his drum, a gold ring, and a sorrel horse he calls his”. In his inventory are mentioned six case-knives and forks and three large pictures.
24 Vol III, page 733. I am quite sure now that Andrew Monroe, numbered (9) in the pedigree, was the son of Andrew Monroe, numbered (17), so that the pedigree of President Monroe runs as follows: Andrew1, died before 1668, had Andrew2 Monroe, who married Elinor Spence, daughter of Patrick and Dorcas Spence. They had Andrew3 Monroe, who married Christian ___, and died about 1735. They had (1) Elinor, who married Dr. James Bankhead; (2) Sarah; (3) Spence and (4) Andrew4. Of these Spence4 Monroe was the father of President James5 Monroe; Andrew4, his brother, married (1) Jane Watts; (2) Margaret Washington.
24 Vol III, page 735. James Monroe was born within four miles of the birthplace of General Washington, grew up in the near neighborhood of the Spence, Jones and Monroe families and it is probable that the amiable qualities of those families had considerable influence with the General, in his bringing James Monroe into public life in the flattering manner in which he did. James Monroe was the eldest son of Spence Monroe and Elizabeth Jones, a lady distinguished for her maternal virtues. James was born the 2nd of April, 1758 and entered the army in 1776, aged 18 years, a lieutenant.
24 Vol III, page 744-45-46. John Sturman later
crossed into Virginia where he married Elizabeth, daughter of Patrick and
Dorcas Spence, the sister of Eleanor Spence, who married Andrew the 2nd,
son of Andrew1, the immigrant. Patrick Spence the second married
Penelope, daughter of Thomas Yowell. Andrew and Elizabeth Monroe
had issue the following 6 children: - 1 Mary2, who was buried in Westmoreland
county 15 Jan 1661. 2 George. 3 Elizabeth2, married Bunce Roe
(or Wroe). 4 Susannah, who married George Weedon. He died in
Westmoreland county 1704 leaving a will under that date in which he mentions
his wife and two children - 1. Jordon3 Weedon. He married Martha
Sturman, daughter of William Sturman (who died 1732) and his wife Sarah
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24 Vol III, page 744-45-46 (Cont.) daughter of John Elliott and Sarah Foxhall, his wife, who married second Andrew2 Monroe. William Sturman was the son of John Sturman (who died 1723) and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Lt. Patrick and Dorcas Spence. Jordon Weedon died in Westmoreland county in 1716 leaving a will in which he mentions his wife and two children not named. 2. Mary Weedon, who married, according to the will of Dorcas Jordon, the son of Bunce Roe. His name was Henry Wroe (Roe) and he died in 1725, leaving a will in which he mentions his wife Mary and the following 6 children - Bunce4 Wroe, Henry4 Wroe, Sarah4 Wroe, Elizabeth4 Wroe, Mary4 Wroe, and Susannah Wroe. 5 Andrew2 born in Westmoreland county 1661 and died there leaving a will dated 1714. It appears from the Westmoreland records that he married sometime before 1685 a daughter of Thomas Bowcock, Sr., of Westmoreland county, as there is a record at Westmoreland dated 15 Oct. 1685 (Book 2 p.78) in which it is stated that Andrew Monroe acquits Mr. Thomas White of debts due him from the estate of Thomas Bowcock. (Thomas Bowcock’s widow, Jane Bowcock, married second Thomas White). So far as we have been able to determine Andrew Monroe had no children by his wife Miss Bowcock. He married second Eleanor Spence, daughter of Lieut. Patrick Spence (1633-84) and Dorcas ____, his wife. Dorcas ___ Spence married second John Jordon, who died 1696. She died 1708, leaving a will in which she mentions her daughter Eleanor Monroe and other members of the Monroe family.
24Vol. IV, p.149. Lawrence, eldest son of Humphrey and Elizabeth Pope, married Jemima ___, relict of John Spence, and daughter of Thomas Waddy, of Northumberland. He lived in Washington Parish, in Westmoreland, and died there. His will was recorded March 2, 1723. His wife was made his executrix, and his estate was large. His children were, 1 Humphrey, 2 Thomas, 3 John, 4 Jemima, 5 Anne, 6 Mary, 7 Penelope, 8 Catherine.
24Vol. IV, p.649. John Sturman 2nd, was married three times. 1st., to Dorcas Norrie, dau. of David Norrie (will 1671) and his wife Bridgett; 2nd, to Elizabeth Spence, eldest dau. of Patrick Spence, Sr., and his wife, Dorcas; 3rd, to Anna ___, who survived him. His will, undated, but proved Nov. 27, 1723, (Wills & Deeds 8-1. p.12)...
24Vol. IV, p.651. John3 Sturman 2nd, by his marriage to Dorcas Norrie, previous to 1671, had one child, a son: Thomas4 Sturman, 2nd, who was the sole heir of his mother Dorcas (Norrie) Sturman, who d. prior to 1680. Thomas d. 1737, his wife Margaret ___, evidently, predeceasing him. His will bearing date April 1, 1737: prob. Nov. 30, 1737, name the following children: (1) Dorcas Sturman md. Raffedy, untraced. (2) Ann5 Sturman, named in father’s will as Ann Walker, md. 1st, not later than 1729, her half cousin, William Stewart, son of John and Elizabeth4 (Sturman) Stewart, Elizabeth was half sister of Thomas4 Sturman, whose mother was Dorcas Norrie, Elizabeth’s4 mother being Elizabeth Spence, second wife of John3 Sturman 2nd. Ann5 Sturman, by her marriage to William Stewart, had at least two children, and probably more. The only ones known at present date Nicholas and Elizabeth Stewart.
24Vol. IV, p.652-53. John3 Sturman 2nd, md. 2nd.,
about 1689, Elizabeth Spence, eldest dau. of Patrick Spence, Sr., and his
wife, Dorcas, who md. 2nd, John Jordon. Elizabeth (Spence) Sturman was
probably born about 1660, as she, with five other children of Patrick and
Dorcas Spence, received, on July 27, 1670, a deed of gift from their aunt,
Mary Bell, wid. of John Bell, and who md. 2nd, Abraham Field. She was sister
to their mother, Dorcas. Elizabeth was the eldest dau., but her brother
Alexander, who shared in the gift, was older than she. Issue of John3
Sturman 2nd and Elizabeth Spence: ... Elizabeth4 Sturman,
third child of John3 Sturman and his 2nd wife, Elizabeth Spence, was b.
about 1680, d. 1735. She md. 1st, Jan. 27, 1696, John Stewart, son
of William Stewart, Sr.,; 2nd, to Bryant Murphy, and 3rd, to Thomas Muse
(Mewes) Sr. Her marriage
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24Vol. IV, p.652-53 (Cont.) to John Stewart 1696 may safely be placed on that date, as the will of John Jordon (second husband of Dorcas Spence, and step-father of Elizabeth (Spence) Sturman, dated Feb. 6, 1693; pro. Jan. 27, 1696, names “Son John Sturman. I give
24Vol. IV, p.652-53 (Cont.). and bequeath unto Elizabeth Sturman 1 cow.... On Jan. 27, 1696, Mrs. Dorcas (Spence) Jordon (relict of John4 Jordon) Deed of Gift acknowledged “A Negro Girl named Hannah given by her to Elizabeth Sturman daughter of John Sturman...”....
24Vol. IV, p.658. Elizabeth4 Sturman (Stuart-Murphy Muse) died in 1735, three years after the death of her last husband, Thomas Muse, Sr., who, in his will, 1729, spoke of himself as “well stricken in yeas”. .... Her husband had, in 1729,, made a deed of gift to his son by a former marriage -- James Muse -- of the negro woman Hannah, who had been given to Elizabeth4 at date of marriage to her first husband, John Stewart, Sr., by her grandmother, Dorcas (Spence) Jordan, the slave provided for Elizabeth4 in the will of her step-grandfather, John Jordon. At the same time that James Muse was given the negro woman Hannah, Elizabeth’s4 eldest son by Thomas Muse, Sr., (Nicholas Muse 2nd), was given a negro man by the name of Harry, the property of Thomas, and not of his wife Elizabeth4...
24Vol. IV, p.659. William4 Sturman, fourth child of John3 Sturman II and his second wife, Elizabeth Spence, b. ..., d. 1732, md. Sarah Elliott, dau. of John Elliott, Sr., and his wife, Sarah Foxall, (who md. 2nd, Capt. Andrew Monroe), dau. of John Foxall, Sr., and his wife, Sarah Butler....
24Vol. IV, p.666. Dorcas4 Sturman, dau. of John3 Sturman II and his 2nd wife, Elizabeth Spence, b. ___; d. after her husband; md. Thomas Sanford, Sr., will Sept. 27, 1749; pro. Feb. 25, 1752.
24Vol. IV, p.667. John Sturman II md. a 3rd time to Anna ___, who survived him. Elizabeth Spence, his second wife, died sometime prior to Oct. 25, 1708, date of will of her grandmother, Dorcas Spence, who names in her will John3 Sturman II, also Anna Sturman Sr., and Anna Sturman, Jr. The only living issue by this third marriage was: Anna4 Sturman, who md. prior to date of father’s will, 1723, in which she is named as “dau. Neale”, Rodham Neale, b. 1685, d. 1729.
24Vol. IV, p.669. Will of Richard Sturman, June 2, 1691, Pro. Nov. 26, 1691.
24Vol. IV, p.673. Will of Capt. Thomas Youell, Jr., dated Dec. 7, 1694....
24Vol. IV, p.674. Penelope4 Youell, b. prior to 1670, md. 1st, Patrick Spence 2nd, son of Patrick Spence, Sr., and wife, Dorcas. Patrick Spence 2nd d. about 1701. By Dec. 1, 1702, Penelope had married Thomas Thompson. By Patrick Spence 2nd, she had: 1. Patrick5 Spence, 3rd, who md. about 1715, a dau. of Col. George Eskridge, (first name unknown), who d. soon after her marriage. He md. 2nd, before 1722, Jemima Pope, dau. of Lawrence Pope. 2. Thomas Spence, md. Ann, or Alice, Thomason.
24Vol. V, p.243-44. Andrew Monroe first came
to Westmoreland, Va., from Maryland (land record in Virginia, 1652.)
Chas. Tyler may have come from Maryland also, and at about the same time.
Andrew Monroe, first, married Elizabeth and had Andrew second; Elizabeth
married Bunch Roe; Susan; George and William. Andrew second, married
Elinor Spence, daughter of Patrick Spence, and had Andrew third, married
Christian Tyler ....
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24Vol. V, p.314. Thomas2 Waddy is believed to have had two children: 1. Thomas3 Waddy; 2. Jemima3 Waddy. Lawrence Pope eldest son of Humphrey and Elizabeth Pope, married Jemima, relict of John Spence and daughter of Thomas Waddy, of Nortumberland County (William and Mary Quarterly).
24Vol. V, p.867. R61 (October 1731) Waddy & Ux’r vs. Sturman & al. JORDAN, JOHN, died with a will dated 6 February 1693. “He was possessed of a very considerable personal estate.” Survived by his widow, Dorcas. Legacies to his two sons-in-law, who were brothers: 1. JOHN SPENCE, dec’d survived by his widow, a daughter of John Jordan, who married Laurence Pope, and by one child: ( ), a daughter, the wife of a Mr. Waddy. 2. THOMAS SPENCE, died without issue, in the lifetime of John Jordan.
24Vol. V, p.914. 14Andrew1 Monroe had grants in Virginia from 1650 to 1662. He is referred to in the Maryland Archives in one place as “mariner”. He died about 1668, when his widow married secondly George Horner. He had issue, 1. Susannah; 2, Elizabeth, married Bunch Roe; 3. Andrew2, 4, George; 5, William. Of these children Andrew2 married Ellinor, daughter of Patrick Spens (he, Spens, was born in 1633, and his will was proved March 26, 1689). His widow, Dorcas, married secondly John Jordan,whose will, proved February 6, 1693, mentions his stepsons Alexander, Patrick, Thomas, and John Spens, and sons-in-law John Sturman, Andrew Monroe, and George Weedon, and daughter Ellinor Monroe’s daughter Elizabeth. Issue of Capt. Andrew2 Monroe (will proved 26th May, 1714), and Ellinor Spens. 1, Spens; 2. Susannah; 3, Andrew3; 4, Elizabeth...
24Vol. V, p.916. 20Capt. Thomas Ewell, or Yowell,
born in 1615, married Anne, daughter of Thomas Sturman, cooper. She
married, secondly, John Hull, and died in 1670-72. Capt. Ewell had,
1. Capt. Thomas (born in 1644), married Anne, daughter of Col. Ricahrd
Lee; 2. Richard; 3. Anne; 4, Winifred; 5, Penelope; grandchild Anne Ewell.
Thoma Ewell (will December 7, 1694-May 29, 1695) and wife Anne; grandsons
Yowell English, Yowell Watts, and Thomas Spence, daughter Watts, daughter
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