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My Dad’s side of the Awbrey family

I have had this family to DAMES of 17th Century

Henry Awbrey and his brother John Awbrey are the sons of Sir William Awbrey born Abt 1581 in Llanelieu, Breconshire, Wales died 1631 England. Sir William wife was Elizabeth Johns "Sir William had three sons: Henry, John, and Thomas that came to America. They settled in Westmoreland and Rappahannock Counties, Virginia. Henry and John on their mother side is related to Princess Diana and her sons Prince William and Prince Harry. There is one person who famous that Val Kilmer

The will of Sir William Awbrey contains references to Henry's education. Henry Awbrey of Virginia was an educated man who owned a small library of books, fairly rare in 17th Century Virginia

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The National Society of Washington Family Descendants Charles Hoppin's "Washington Ancestry" Vol 1(pub 1932)

On page 367 of the same book, "Mr. Henry Awbrey married in England a wife whose name has not been found.

Their children, however, are clearly recorded--RICHARD, John, Francis, a daughter who married Philip Maguire, and, Alice another daughter who married Mr. Thomas Gouldman.

The daughter who married was named Alice who married Thomas Gouldman. Thomas and Alice were the parents of Francis Gouldman.”

a daughter who married Philip Maguire,

As for Philip Maguire married Henry’s daughter could this family came to America and had son Philip McGuire who married Susan Meador daughter of Sarah and Orphan Thomas Meador. Making Susan Meador is Step-daughter and his granddaughter too.

Mary daughter of Sarah and Orphan Thomas Meador married Francis Gouldman son of Thomas Gouldman and Alice Awbery. Making Francis Gouldman his grandson when he married Mary Meador, then making Mary Meador Gouldman is granddaughter in law and when Henry married her widow mother Sarah, Mary became his Step- daughter

"As found in the records of Isle of Wight, Lancaster, (Old) Rappahannock, Richmond, Essex and Caroline Counties, Virginia."

On page 39-40, "The number of children of Henry Awbrey is not completely clear. Some researchers have maintained that there were sons named John and Francis; instead, these appear to have been sons of his brother, John Awbrey. It should be noted that in two deeds in 1690 (Rappahannock Co Deed Book 8, p. 254-6), Henry named Richard Awbrey as his "only son and heir apparent." In one of those deeds he gave Richard 500 acres from the 1050 acre grant on the south side of Hoskins Creek, which portion adjoined the lands of John Meador. When Henry Awbrey made his will in 1694 (Essex Co Court Order Book 1692-1695, p. 311), he named as heirs only his wife Mary [not SARAH] and son Richard.

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"BRISTOL AND AMERICA" by William Dodgson Bowman; 1654-1685

This publication contains a list of those people who embarked from Port of Bristol, England. Many of the passengers were transported to Virginia. On. pg. 45 Is listed the William Awbry (of Brecknock, Destination: Virginia and listed on pge 123 is the Henry Abery, destiantion Virginia. Unfortunately the date of their departure from Bristol, the name of vessel they boared and the date of their arrival at Virginia is not shown.

Reseach by Glanton Awbrey Briggs conclude that John, Thomas and Henry Awbrey of Brecknockshire, sons of Sir William Awbrey (d 1631) sailed for America and in all probability, from the Port of Bristol.

Thomas Awbrey had dau name Dorothy who at father death be ward of Henry and later John Awbrey. Dorothy lived with Her Uncle John Awbrey and later married John Wright abt 1705 Westmoreland County, Virginia.

Name: Henry Abery Year: 1663-1679 Place: Virginia Source Publication Code: 2899.10 Primary Immigrant: Abery, Henry Annotation: Date and place of intended destination. Place of origin or last residence and name of ship may also be provided. Extensive historical information is also provided. Source Bibliography: HARGREAVES-MAWDSLEY, R. Bristol and America, A Record of the First Settlers in the Colonies of North America, 1654-1685, Including the Names with Places of Origin of More Than 10,000 Servants to Foreign Plantations Who Sailed from the Port of Bristol to Virginia, Maryland, and Other Parts of the Atlantic Coast, and also to the West Indies from 1654 to 1685. This List is Compiled and Published from Records of the Corporation of the City of Bristol, England. Baltimore, MD: Cl Page: 123

Name: Henry Avery Year: 1663 Place: Virginia Source Publication Code: 6220 Primary Immigrant: Avery, Henry Annotation: Record of 20,000 very early immigrants, with much relevant information. Taken from Patent Books 1 through 5. Title page states, "In 5 volumes," but up to 1979 only three had appeared. See nos. 6221 and 6223 for second and third volumes, published in 1977 Source Bibliography: NUGENT, NELL MARION. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666. Vol. 1. Richmond [VA]: Dietz Printing Co., 1934. 767p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983. Page: 458 The Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Henry Abery; Year:1663-1679; Place: Virginia Source Publication Code: 943 Primary Immigrant: Abery, Henry

Annotation: From the archives of Bristol, England, with the title, "Servants to Foreign Plantations." Emigrants to New England, Maryland, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands. The information was transcribed by R. Hargreaves-Mawdsley, and occasionally the work will be found under his name rather than "Bristol...." An index of 16 pages was issued in 1931 separately, but it is now incorporated in the G.P.C. reprint. Pages 1-26 of Book 1 of "Servants to Foreign Plantations" were also in no. 2899, Hargreaves-Mawdsley, and in nos. 3438 and 3440, Gordon Ireland.

Source Bibliography: BRISTOL AND AMERICA; A RECORD OF THE FIRST SETTLERS IN THE COLONIES OF NORTH AMERICA, 1654-1685, Including the Names with Places of Origin of More Than 10,000 Servants to Foreign Plantations Who Sailed from the Port of Bristol to Virginia, Maryland, and Other Parts of the Atlantic Coast, and Also to the West Indies from 1654 to 1685. London: R.S. Glover, [1929]. 182p. Reprinted, with index of 16 pages bound in, by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1967. Repr. 1978. Page: 123

Henry Awbrey arrived at the Colony, Rappahannock Co., VA during the 1663. He was a resident of and received a patent for land in Rappahannock Co. April 9,1664.

" CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS" Vol 1 -Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants (1623-1666) by Nell Marion Nugent

Thomas Awbery is listed on page 298 as being transported with two other persons by Charles Edwards who was granted 150 acres Lower Norfolk Co. VA Apr 27,1686 No one knows what happen to him

"CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS" Vol 1 -Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants (1623-1666) by Nell Marion Nugent

page 477

Henry Awbery who was granted 1050 acres in Rappahannock Co., VA. on April 9,1664 at the head of Hoskins Creek Bordering owned by Thomas Browning. He gained entitlement of this land in return for payment of passage of 21 person tranports into the Colony of Virginia.

Vol 2

page 62

Henry Awberry was grant 480 acres of land Rappahannock Co. VA. Sept 3, 1669 joining his own land near the road path Puscaticon Creek, due him for having paid the fare for 10 person one of which included his brother John Awberry.

page 317

Henry Abery sold 480 acres granted to Mr Robert Bishopp. Thomas Awbrey is listed on page 298 as being transported with two other persons by Charles Edwards who was granted 150 acres Lower Norfolk Co. VA Apr 27,1686

It appears that Henry and John were among the first Aubreys to arrive at the Colony of Virginia.

Henry Awbrey was wealthy planters along both side of these four large rivers owned small sail boats, ferry boats and row boats large enough to be rowed by several slaves.

Henry Awbrey was one of these boats, as noted in his last Will and Testament in which he requested that it be sold. If he had been a Captain of on of the larger type sea-going vessels he would have borne the title Captain or Mariner with his name in Virginia Records.

Henry Awbrey was member of the House of Burgesses, representing Rappahannock Co and Essex Co. When it was formed from Rappahannock in 1692 History of Rappahannock County is complimentary to Henry Awbrey which states that “he was, for years, the most influential citizen the county”

Henry Awbrey arrived at the Colony, Rappahannock Co., VA during the 1663. He was a resident of and received a patent for land in Rappahannock Co. April 9, 1664. Henry Awbrey after arriving in VA from Great Britain seured on Apr 9 1664 Land from Sir William Berkeley, 1,050 aces in Rappahannock Co South side of Hospins.

2nd grant for Henry Sep 3 1669 of 400 acres Rappahannock now Essex

On Oct 7 1675, Sir William Berkeley give Henry more land 5,100 acres in Rappahannock between Pascattaway and Hoskins Creek and Mattaponi River

Mar 7, 1671 Know all men that I Henry Awbrey of Rappahannock Co., for the good will and affection I bear unto my Godson Richard Haile of the County aforesaid I give one heifer in manner and form following with all her increase both male and female unto my Godson Richard Hails and his heirs lawfully begotten of his body and if the said Richard Haile Jr. dies without issue as abovesaid then the said heifer and her increase to return unto the said Henry Awbrey and his heirs forever further I the said Henry Aubrey doe order that the said heifer shall remaine at the Plantation of Richard White where now she is with her increase for the use of my (son) Godsone Richard Haile and that the said Richard White shall have the male increase until the said Haile be ten years of age and no longer for looking after the said Beast and her increase until my Godson Richard Haile be twenty and one years of age the abovesaid heifer is a teale black and on the right ear and a hole in the left ear and an under keel and no further marke further the said Henry Aubry doth require that the male and female increase of the said heifer that belongs to the said Haile Junior should be marked as abovesaid. Wit: Richard White, Thomas Claiborne

Oct 2 1671/2 Henry Awberry was granted 5,100 acres land in Rappahannock County As a Burgess Henry Awbrey was entitled to the military rank of Lieutenand Colonel

On July 10 1680, Thomas Lord of Culpeper give Henry 6,600 arces of land in Rappahannock on the south side of Hoskins Creek

April 20 1684 Henry was granted by Francis Lord Howard Governor of Virginia 189 acres at the mouth of Occupation Creek

GRANTEE Awbery, Henry. grantee. DATE 4 October 1675. Location: Rappahannock County (extinct).

Description: 5100 acres between the branches of Pascattaway Creek and Hodkins' creek; a branch of Mattapony River. Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 565 (Reel 6). Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

GRANTEE Awbery, Henry. grantee. DATE 20 April 1684. Location: County location not given.

Description: 189 acres on the South side of Rappahannock River. Att the mouth of Occupation Creeke. Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 357 (Reel 7). Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

GRANTEE Awbery, Henry. grantee. DATE 10 July 1680. Location: Rappahannock County (extinct).

Description: 6630 acres 1050 acres on the South side of Noskins creek and at the head thereof. 400 acres beginning near to the road path that goes to Puscaticon creek. 5100 acres between the branches of Piscataway creek and Hodgskins creek and branch of Mattapony River. Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 47 (Reel 7). Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia

GRANTEE Awbery, Henry. grantee. DATE 30 May 1688. Location: Rappahannock County (extinct).

Description: 1200 acres on the South side the river, some five miles in the woods and lying upon the main pocoson of Hoskins creek. Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 663 (Reel 7). Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

GRANTEE Baughan, James. grantee. DATE 20 April 1684. Location: Rappahannock County (extinct).

Grantee(s): Baughan, James and John. Description: 900 acres beginning at a corner oak tree of James Fullerton on the upper end of his land and adjoins land of Richard Grigory, Col. Goodrich and Henry Awbery &c. Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 379 (Reel 7). See also the following surname(s): Boughan. Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

GRANTEE Taylor, James. grantee. DATE 21 October 1687. Location: Rappahannock County (extinct).

Description: 480 acres joining to the land of Henry Awbery. Beginning &c near to the road path that goes to Piscaticon Creek. Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 596 (Reel 7). See also the following surname(s): Tayler, Taylour. Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.

GRANTEE Meador, John. grantee. DATE 21 April 1690. Location: Rappahannock County (extinct).

Description: 50 acres on the South side of Rappahannock River. Adjoining his own and Henry Awbrey's land. Source: Land Office Patents No. 8, 1689-1695, p. 40 (Reel 8). See also the following surname(s): Meadow. Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia

Henry Awbrey was Burgess of the County Court of old Rappahannock County and was a trustee in the formation of the portion of New Plymouth in 1682, which became Tappahannock. For the last two years of his life he was also Sheriff, perhaps an honorary position in view of his age. He received many grants of land for the transportation of persons to the colonies. One of these was for 1050 acres on the south side of Hoskins Creek in 1664, just upstream from the 450 acres granted to Thomas Meador, orphan. This site became Awbrey's home plantation. Other grants were for 480 acres in 1669 and for 5100 acres in 1679, lying between Hoskins Creek, Piscataway Creek, and the Mattaponi River; for 189 acres on Occupacia Creek in 1684 and for 1200 acres on the north side of Hoskins Creek in 1688.

Dictionary of Virginia Biography, Vol. I (The Library of Virginia:Richmond) 1998, p.256.

Has the will of Henry Awbrey, 1694.Henry mentions brother John and nephew Francis in his will" "Sir William had three sons: Henry, John, and Thomas and Richard was Sir Henry's grandson that came to America. They settled in Westmoreland and Rappahannock Counties, Virginia.

Wealthy planters along both side of these four large rivers owned small sail boats, ferry boats and row boats large enough to be rowed by several slaves.

Henry Awbrey was one of these boats, as noted in his last Will and Testament in which he requested that it be sold. If he had been a Captain of on of the larger type sea-going vessels he would have borne the title Captain or Mariner with his name in Virginia Records.

Henry Awbrey was member of the House of Burgesses, representing Rappahannock Co and Essex Co. When it was formed from Rappahannock in 1692

History of Rappahannock County is complimentary to Henry Awbrey which states that he was, for years, the most influential citizen the county

HENRY AUBREY/AWBREY FAMILY

Henry Awbrey arrived at the Colony, Rappahannock Co., VA during the 1663. He was a resident of and received a patent for land in Rappahannock Co. April 9,1664.

Henry AWBREY b: 1638 in Essex Co., VA. First wife unknown and 2nd wife Sarah b: Old) Rappahannock/Essex, Virginia d: 1672. Sarah was the widow of Thomas "Orphan" MEADOR. Sarah and Henry had no children. Henry third was Mary d 11 Mar 1714, Essex, Virginia

Henry children by his wife

Alice married Thomas Gouldman

(Francis)a daughter married Maguire

Richard born 1661. Age of Richard is know by love Gift from his father Henry

“Old Rappahannock Co., VA-July 24, 1675

These presents witnesseth that I Henry Aubry of Rappa County in Virginia for the affection and true love I beare to my son Richard Aubrey I gave him one two year old Mare commonly called and knowne Bonny marked HA in the neare flank and one yearling heifer cropt on both years and underkeeled and overkeeled on both ears & a slit on one year with all their increase male and female to him the said Richard Awbry and his heirs forever excepting the first Mare Colt that the mare brings to myself or my order and the male Cattel that comes of the heifer until the said Richard be fourteen years of age to the Truth I have hereunto put my hand and seal this 24th day of June 1675 Wit: Richard White, Addra White

Richard Awbrey was fourteen years of age at the time of this deed of gift. Exactly fourteen years would have placed his birth at 1661,

Henry’s wife dead after 1661 and 1664. Henry married the Widow Sarah Meador dec’ of Thomas Meador the Orphan. The marriage date for Sarah and Henry can found in documents below

Eubank Wilkerson, Index to Marriages of Old Rappahannock and Essex Counties Virginia (originally published in Richmond in 1953; reprinted by the Genealogical Publishing Co.: Baltimore 1976) at pages 165 & 247

Curt Sytsma notes: According to the author's foreword, "D" is a reference to Deeds. In 1933, the original records were found in the Record Room of the Court House in Tappahannock, Essex County, Virginia.

p.188: I, Sarah Meador late wife of Thomas Meador decd in County of Rapp: oblige myself to give and allowe unto my children a sufficient and compleat maintenance in every respect as all other ought to do and further more to give them four (4) years a peice Education in learning according as the county doth aford. Signed, sealed this 12 July Ao.Dom.1662 - /s/ Sarah (T) Meader Wit: WA. Granger Cl.Cur.Com.Rapp.

p.193: Swallow Forked on both ears overkeeled on the right ear pr pr marke of the catle belonging to Susanna Meador daughter of Thomas Meador decd cropt on the right ear and a slitt in the crop and underkeeled in same ear and a hole in the left ear is the ppr mark of the catle belonging to Mary Meador daughter of Thomas Meador decd. A flower de Luce on the right ear and cropt on the left ear is the proper mark of catle belonging to John Meador Son of Thomas Meador decd

The above records were in contemplation of widow, Mrs. Sarah Meadors upcoming marriage to her second husband, Henry Awbrey/Aubry. Second marriage often required a "Marriage Contract," to insure the heirs of a first marriage, their inheritance. 1664 Feb 27 - Old Rappahannock Co, Va - (1656-1664), pt.2 p.353-354:

I, Henry Awberry of Hoskins Creek in County of Rapp. which is in Virginia have made and in my stead my well beloved wife Sarah Awbry my lawful attorney irrevocably for me and in my name and for my use to ask and to receave all debts sums of money or tobo: as shall be due unto me Henry Awbrey by any person whatsoever /s/ Hen. Awbrey. Wit: /s/ John Gregory; /s/ John Awbrey {brother of Henry};and /s/ Ralph Fletcher

1665 Feb 22 - Old Rappahannock Co, Va - (1665-1667), p.110 The Mke [mark] of John Meaders Son of Thomas Meaders upon Hodgkins Creek one black heifer - one cow black coloured - one sow pigg this mark is the flower de luce on the left ear and on the right ear a half moon and a slitt this to be recorded for John Meaders with both male and female increase - Recorded: 22 Feb 1665

[Sarah Meador gave her son John Meador a yoke of oxen and a gun. Marks for these oxen were registered and marks for a black heifer were registered later for "John Meadors, son of Thomas Meadors of Hoskins Creek." The two registrations are almost the same, except interchanged from each ear. John did not occupy the grant lands of his father while a child, but he did so upon attaining adult status. This coincided with his marriage between July 1677 and February 1678 to Elizabeth White].

1670 Apr 15 - Old Rappahannock Co, Va - (1670-1672), p.9 - Recorded: 12 May 1670

Know Ye that I, Henry Awbrey and Sarah my wife for valuable consideration to us paid do graint and make over for us or heires all right tytle and interest of 300 acres lying in County of Rapp. on North side of said River of Rappahannock unto Francis Gowre for ever which land was formerly the land of THOMAS MEDOR. . . to have and to hold 300 acres unto him Francis Goure which the said Gowre is now SEATED on and possessed with all. . . forever - Signed this 15 April 1670 /s/ Henry Aubrey, /s/ Sarah (T or F) Aubry Wit: Thomas (x) Jenkins and/s/ John (I) Evans (his mark, large I with bar across middle)

Witnesseth that I, "SARAH AWBREY the NOW WIFE of Henry Awbrey" of Rapp. do make and appoynt Mr. Thomas Gouldman my true attorney and in my name to acknowledge in County Court of Rapp. all my right and title claim and interest of 300 acres of land unto Francis Gowre /s/ Sarah (F) Aubrey (large F or T)

1690 Apr 21 - Old Rappahannock Co, Va - Patents No. 8:40 John Meador, 50a. on the South side of Rappahannock River adjoining his own and Henry Awbrey's land.

[John Meador.. a headright grant of 50 acres for transportation of one person to the colony adjoining his own land and that of Henry Awbrey ' on the main "swamp" of Hoskins Creek]. Sarah must have died before Henry and Henry married Mary __ for when Henry died his wife mention in his wife is Mary

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The Last Will and Testament of Henry Awbrey was written August 1, 1694, Essex County, Virginia and probated the same year.

(Essex Co Court Order Book 1692-1695, p. 311),

(Old) Rappahannock/Essex Co., VA

WILL OF HENRY AWBREY

"In the name of God, Amen. I, Henry Awbrey of ye County of Essex in Virginia. Gentlemen, being sick and weake in body but sound and perfect memory, and calling to mind the uncertainty of this Transitory life, and that all flesh must yield unto death when it shall please God to call, doe make, Constitute, and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner for me following. "First, I give and bequeath my Soule to God that gave it, in sure and Certaine hope of a joyful resurrection at the last dy, and my body to the Earth from whence it came, to be decently interred after my decease and for what Tangible Estate it hath pleased God to bestow upon me, I give and bequeath as followeth:

"..give and bequeath unto my loveing Wife Mary Awbrey the Plantation whereon I now live with all the Orchards, buildings, improvements, and all the land belonging to it. She not clearing nor tending any ground beyond the Church Road which now is during her natuall life, and after her decease I give and bequeath the said lands with all improvements whatsoever unto my loveing Son Richard Awbrey and his heirs foe Ever.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Richard Awbrey seven hundred Acres of land more,Scituate on Hodgkin's Creeke, being part of that dividend of Land whereon he now liveth and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten for Ever, my wife not to Claime any thirds of the Same.

Item, I give unto Francis Awbrey, the youngest Son of my Brother Jon. Awbrey, dec'd, two hundred acres of Land being a part of a tract of four hundred Acres of Land Scituate as aforesaid purchased by me of Coll. Hill and to his heirs for Ever.

Item, ye other two hundred acres of Land Scituate as aforesaid I give and bequeath unto Katherine Long, Daughter of Alice Long (att Sheppey?) dec'd, to her and her heirs for Ever.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Richard Awbrey on negro man called Sam, one negro woman called Kate, one negro boy called Robin, one negro boy called Nero, one Negro boy called Zobey, to him and the heirs lawfully begotten of his body for Ever.

Item, I will and bequeath unto my Loveing Wife Mary Awbrey five Negros called by the names of Price, Nanny, Will, Joons (?), and Jamy, likewise I give and bequeath to my wife one Silver Tankard and three horses Calld by the names of Thourogood, Smoakes, and Mush, with ye Cart and wheeles, and harness belonging to the Same, likewise I will and bequeath to my wife one halfe of all my Cattle in quantity and quality.

Item, I give to my wife one Servt. Woman called Martha.

Item, I give unto my Son Richard one Servt. called Miles Dixon.

Item, I will and bequeath unto my wife all my Stock of hoggs, She paying after my decease unto my Sonn Richard Awbrey three barrows or Splayed Sows yearly for four years, together to be all of ye age of three years old or more.

Item, I will unto my wife one half of my sheep in quality to quality.

Item, I will and bequeath the other halfe in quantity and quality to my Son Richard Awbrey and to have privilege to let them remaine here for three years.

Item, ye one half of my Cattle not yet bequeathed I give to him and his heirs for (Ever), likewise I will and bequeath unto my Son my black Gelding cald Nego, with two Saddles, two bridles, pistolle, holsters, and all other furniture thereunto belonging. Item, I will likewise unto my Son my pendulum watch, all my wearing Clothes both linen and wooling, all my french gold wearing Shooes, Stockings of all Sorts, and hatts. Item, two feather beds with the furniture belonging to them and Six pair of Sheets, one pair of ?nd Irons, all the parcells of broadCloth for my owne wearing with Buttons, Silk and other furniture belong to it.

Likewise I will and bequeath unto my wife, all my Serges and Stuffs, Except one parcell of Sad Collored Serge which I give and bequeath unto my Son Richard's wife to make her a gowne and petty coat, be it more of less. Item, I will and bequeath unto my Son all my books, my wife having choice of the three of four for her owne particular use.

Item, my will and desire is that all my Kerseyes, Cottons, Canvass, fine linen, and (Cowepe?) that is not made up in garments, plain Shoes, Irish Stockings, and all ye yarn Stockings which are kniting to be equally divided in quantity and quality between my wife and my Son.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my wife three feather beds and furniture, one new feather bed Ticking with bolster and pillow Ticking, all ye table linen with all the rest of ye sheets not before bequeathed.

Item, I give unto my wife all the Lumber belonging to the house as bedsteads, Chairs, Chests, all the pewter Brass, Iron potts and irons, except one desk and one Chest in the old dwelling house loft, which I give unto my Son Richard.

Item, I give unto my Son Richard's daughter Mary after my wife's decease Six large pewter dishes.

Item, it is my will and desire that my Executors hereafter named be diligent and careful in the prosecution of ye dwelling house (unreadable) which is to be built by Jon. Milbourne according to agreement.

Item, my desire is that the Brass yall [bell?] be set up on this plantation and not hereafter to be removed. Item, my will is that all ye woole in the house be equally divided between my wife and my Son.

Item, my will is that my boat be sold and produce be equally divided between my wife and my Son. Likewise, two mares, one branded HA, and the Ha, I give equally to my wife and my Son.

Item, my will and desire is that before any division be made of ye Sheep after my decease, yt Robert Brooke, Son of Robert Brooke, have four ewes out of ye sheep.

Item, it is my will and desire that immediately after my decease my Executors draw bills on Mr. Robert Bristow Jun. for 40 od. pounds to be paid Mr. Will Howell, Merchant, and take in my bond. Lastly, I make constitute and ordain my Loveing Son Richard Awbrey and my Loveying Wife Mary Awbrey joynt

Executors of this my last will & Testament, in Testimony whereof I have hereunto putt my hand and Seale this first day of August 1694. Henry Awbrey (Seale)

Signed, Sealed and Delivered in ye presence

Willm. Mosely 1694 Rob. Brooke

"I, the Subscriber, do depose that the within mentioned Henry Awbrey Seale and declare this within written Will to be his last Will and Testament and that he was in perfect sense and memory at ye sealeing and publishing thereof to the best of ye deponents knowledge & farther saith not

Will. Mosely

Sworne to in Essex County Court 7 ber 10th. 1694

"Virginia Colonial Abstracts" Volume I by Beverley Fleet

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P200 bond 11 March 1713/1714 L500. John Billups and Dorothy his wife admr of Est of Henry Awbrey desceased Signed John Billups, James Boughan, Wit Robert Jones, Ja Alderson Rec 11 March 1713/1714

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P200 bond 11 March 1713/1714 L500. John Billups and Dorothy his wife admr of Est of Mary Awbrey (Avey) desceased Signed John Billups, James Boughan, Wit Robert Jones, Ja Alderson Rec 11 March 1713/1714

As found in the records of Isle of Wight, Lancaster, (Old) Rappahannock, Richmond, Essex and Caroline Counties, Virginia."

On page 39-40, "The number of children of Henry Awbrey is not completely clear. Some researchers have maintained that there were sons named John and Francis; instead, these appear to have been sons of his brother, John Awbrey. It should be noted that in two deeds in 1690 (Rappahannock Co Deed Book 8, p. 254-6), Henry named Richard Awbrey as his "only son and heir apparent." In one of those deeds he gave Richard 500 acres from the 1050 acre grant on the south side of Hoskins Creek, which portion adjoined the lands of John Meador. When Henry Awbrey made his will in 1694 (Essex Co Court Order Book 1692-1695, p. 311), he named as heirs only his wife Mary [not SARAH] and son Richard.

This can be true for Henry and Sarah did not marry until 1664 Feb 27 Richard was 1661

Henry and Sarah married 1664 Feb 27 - Old Rappahannock Co, Va - Thomas Meador died Bef 13 Apr 1662, Virginia So how Sarah could not be Richard mother if Thomas did not die until 1662

" It appears quite certain that Richard Awbrey was not the son of Sarah, because in a deed in 1675 (Rappahannock Co Deed Book 5, p. 287) Henry gave his son Richard a year-old mare called 'Bonny until said Richard be 14 years of age.

Henry Son Richard Awbrey

Richard Awbrey born 1651 Virginia, dead 11 Oct 1697, St. Mary's Parish Of Essex, Virginia married Dorothy North daughter of Augustine North and Dorothy. Dorothy wife of Augustine after his death remarried Daniel Henry

Augustine North and Dorothy Children

Dorothy North wife of Richard Awbrey, Thomas Gouldman and Peter Ransome

Rose North wife of Lee Ley, Thomas Brant and Mr. Curtis

Mary North wife Thomas Leftwich

Richard Awbrey and Dorothy North children

Henry

Mary married John Meador as 2nd wife

Dorothy married John Billups

WILL OF RICHARD AWBREY

"In the name of God, Amen, this Eighteenth day of April 1697, I Richard Awbrey, being Sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect memory, blessed and praised be Almighty God for the Same and Considering the mortality of the body do make and ordaine this as my last will & testament. First and principally I commend my Soule into the hands of Allmighty God that Gave itt and my body to be decently and Christianly buried hopeing by the meritorious death and Passion of m my blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to receive full Pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins and a joyful Resurrection att the Last day and as for the worldly goods that God hath lent me I will and bequeath them in manner and forme following, Vist.

"First, I give and bequeath unto my son Henry Awbrey all my land and to the Heirs of his body lawfully begotten and for want of Such Heirs to the next Surviveing Heirs of my Children one Negro called Tom my Sword and belt my Silver tobbo box Eighteene pounds Sterlg. now in the hands of Robert Bristow in England two Scales of Silver one that was his grandfathers and one that is mine and is my will that my Horse Portly and my Pendilum watch be sold for money and given to my Said Sonne allso that these bequests be delivered att the age Eighteene years and that he be putt to schoole att fourteen yeares old and there continued four yeares and my Great Seale Ring.

"Item I give to my daughter Mary one Negro called Maria fifty pounds Ster. and four cowes and Calves to be paid her att the age of Eighteene yeares or the day of Marriage a feather bed and Furniture and my Silver Cup the money to be paid out of the Estate I give my wife.

"Item I give unto my Daughter Dorothy a Negro Called Robin fifty pounds Sterlg. four cowes and calves and a feather bed and furniture to be paid her the age of Eighteene yeares or the day of Marriage to be paid out of the Estate I give my wife.

"Item I give to the child my wife goes with if it live fiftie pounds Sterlg. to be paid out of the Estate I give my wife.

"Item I give to Elizabeth Evans my God Daughter a Heiffer Called her Heiffer and all her increase and a young mare in the woods and all her Increase branded HA on the shoulder and RA on the buttock.

"Item I give to my Brother John Meador all my wearing Cloaths that's made up as Shirts Drawers Coates breeches and one felt Hatt.

"Item I give to Tho: Hucklescott two yards and halfe of mint broad cloath now in the house and black buttons.

"Item I give to Mr. Tho. Grigson a ring of twelve shills price.

"Item I give to Mr. Francis Gouldman a ring of twelve shills price.

"Item I give to my Sister Maquire a ring of twelve shills price

"Item I give to Phillip Maquire as much mixt Kersey now in the house as will make him a Coate and a new Carter Hatt in the Chest never worn.

"Item I give unto my beloved wife Dorothy Awbrey that Plantation that I now live on and hundred acres of Land belonging to itt dureing her natural life She claimes no other part or parcel of my Land Six Negroes Sam, Betty, Jupiter, Jack, Kate, and (illegible) and all other my Esatate as goods Chattles Sheep Cattell horses &.........Bequeathed ad I do Hereby make my Said wife and my Sonn Henry Joynt Exrs. of this my last will and testament and do also make....desire Mr. Thomas Grigson and Mr. Francis Gouldman to be overseers of this my last will and testament and .......executed and I allso do hereby disannull and make void all former wills legacies and testaments by me att any time heretofore made and do Signe Seale and Publish this as my last will and testament and have hereunto left my hand Seale and the date first above written.

Richd Awbrey (Seale)

Signed Sealed and Published the Last Will and Testament in the Presence of Phillip (x) Maquires; Susanna (x) Maquires; Tho: Hucklescott ;

Proved in Essex County Court Oct. 11,1697.]

This statement found on the net folks are trying found why Richard cause John Meador is brother. Richard was abt 11/12 when Henry married Sarah_ Meador mother of John Meador born 1658/60. They raise like brothers and Richard thought of him as his brother not just his step-brother

"When Richard Awbrey made his will, which was probated October 11, 1697 ( Essex Co Deeds, etc.No. 9, p.127), he named John Meador as 'brother'. Considerable speculation has arisen about the exact nature of this relationship. Some have said that the term 'brother' could have meant 'brother-in-law', on the assumption that John Meador (for his second wife) could have married a daughter of Henry Awbrey and thus a sister to Richard. No such daughter of Henry Awbrey has been documented. Another speculation has been that Richard's wife, Dorothy, was a sister of John Meador. John Meador did not have sister Dorothy. In actuality, Richard's wife was Dorothy North, daughter of Augustine North ("Winstons of Virginia" by Clayton Torrence, p. 174).

Richard Awbrey and John Meador were step-brothers therefore Richard thought of John as Older brother

“In that grant, it is stated that it was being made to Thomas Meador, Orphan, son of Thomas Meador, deceased. As no such father and son pair (both named Thomas) existed in the family of Ambrose Meador, it must certainly have been that Thomas Meads who died in 1655 and his son Thomas. The further descent of this 450 acre tract (Rappahannock Co Deed Book 5, p. 261 and Deed Book 6, p. 98) through John Meador is very clear. This grant adjoined the grant of Henry Awbrey on Hoskins Creek, and particularly the portion given by Henry to his son Richard Awbrey. It is most logical that Thomas Meador, Orphan, son of Thomas Meador the Younger, and that Sarah Meador, the widow of Thomas Meador the Orphan, who made provision for her son 'John Meador of Hoskins Creek,' was the wife of Henry Awbrey and not the mother of Richard Awbrey. Thus the conclusion is virtually inescapable that Sarah was the mother of both John Meador and not the mother of Richard Awbrey, making them Step-brothers. This would explain why Richard called John Meador his 'brother' in his will.”

Another story:

“" Regrettably, efforts to trace the descendants of the two other children of Sarah Meador/Awbrey have proven nearly fruitless. No further mention in Essex records has been found of Phillip and Susannah McGuire. Col Francis Gouldman became a prosperous and prominent landowner in St. Mary's Parish of Essex County, but when he drew his will in 1717 (Essex Co. Deeds & Wills No. 14, p.680. dated January 9, 1715/16. pro. November 21, 1716), he mentioned no (living) children. Bequests were made to his nephews, the sons of Edward Gouldman, and to his niece, the daughter of his brother Thomas Gouldman, deceased. Mary, the wife of Francis, followed in death a few months later (Essex Co.Deeds & Wills No. 15, p. 43, dated January 30, 1716/7, pro. May 21, 1717). In her will no children were mentioned, but there was a bequest to Dorothy Billups, who was the daughter of Richard Awbrey and thus her niece."

Facts

Phillip and Susannah McGuire. Susannah is Meador and step sister to Richard Awbrey but might be Phillip McGuire could be grandson of a Henry Awbrey’s daughter who married Philip Maguire. This would make Phillip McGuire Richard’s nephew

Then there is Col Francis Gouldman mention in Richard Awbrey’s will. Mary Meador married Col Francis Gouldman. Mary Meador is step sister to Richard Awbrey. But Col Francis Gouldman parents were Thomas Gouldman and Alice Awbrey, this makes Col Francis Gouldman a nephew of Richard Awbrey.

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At the time of Richard death Dorothy Richard widow married twice not Mary were married

“INDEX TO MARRIAGES OF OLD RAPPAHANNOCK AND ESSEX COUNTIES, VIRGINIA 1655 -1900” by Eva Eubank Wilkerson

1728 Awbrey, Dorothy, daughter Richard married John Billings

1698 Awbrey, Dorothy, Relict of Richard (widow of Richard) Thomas Gouldman (her cousin) there are some folks think this Dorothy is daughter of Richard but Richard widow (facts to prove this

The will of Mrs Dorothy Henry of Essex date Dec 19 1709 probated Jan 10 1790/10 names 18th articale of her will "my three grandaughter Elizabeth Gouldman, Mary Leftwich and Dorothy Avery

the 12 aricle of her will she names "My two Daughters Rose Curtis and Dorothy Ransome"

It is quite clear from records of Essex that Mrs Dorothy Gouldman named as wife and executrux of Thomas Gouldman married Peter Ransome

Mrs Dorothy Henry was the widow of Augustine North and she mention granddaughter Elizabeth Gouldman.

1699 Awbrey, Dorothy, widow of Richard, married Peter Ransome

Now Victor Paul Meador in his book states that John Meador married as his 2nd wife Awbrey

The only Awbrey left was Mary daughter of Richard and Dorothy North Awbrey

Henry brother John was in Westmoreland County, Virginia while Henry was in Old Rappahannock/Essex Counties, Virginia. John Awbrey did not have any daughters only two son Francis and John.

I think John Meador married Mary Awbrey daughter of Richard and Dorothy North Awbrey

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