Wm - VA
Phil - VA
John - N
Ben - P
Sam - P
Capt. Samuel Calvert 1763 -1813 |
and Mary Bassett Moseley 1765 - ca 1803
of Norfolk Co and
Courtland, Southampton Co, VA
This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!!
CALVERT of Norfolk, VA
married 6 April 1789 in Norfolk, VA MARY BASSETT MOSELEY daughter of
John Bassett Moseley and Mary
CALVERT married on the 3 Nov 1803 in Courtland, VA FRANCES
BRIGGS who was born in 1770 in Courtland, VA.
Samuel Calvert spoken of in
Southampton Co. today as "Capt. Calvert" (sea captain) was born about
1763, eldest child of Christopher and Peggy (Boush) Calvert who were
married 27 Oct 1762. His parents removed from Norfolk, VA to Courtland,
VA. In 1789 Samuel was appointed administrator of his father's estate. The
will of Samuel Calvert was dated Aug. 1, 1810 and proved Oct. 18, 1813
Southampton Co. In it he left $500 to son William, and $300 to son Marsden
Calvert to complete their education. Samuel Calvert was a Mason.
Traditions says that Sam and all of
his kin then living in Norfolk County were seafaring men, and that young Sam,
when he was only eleven years of age, ran away from home and went to sea with
his uncles. (Later records of which the family knew nothing until recent years
record that Cornelius Calvert's sons were all seafaring people. At one time
there were ten Calvert Captains on the seas.)
Capt, Samuel Calvert of Southampton
Co., VA wrote his will in 1810, and it was probated in Southampton Co.
records in 1813. He was at that assembling material for his home as he speaks of
the building material therein. Apparently he was building it for his young wife,
(his second), Frances Briggs, to whom he willed the farms and house. This house
is still in good condition being located about three miles outside of Courtland
and known as the Devaney Farm. The old
Calvert Coat of Arms is today in the gable, being about three feet in diameter
and made of plaster casts. The date of its erection appears on the face of the
Court of Arms, 1812. Evidently the builder was not
spared long enough to enjoy the new home as he died during the first half of
1813 and the property passed into the hands of the Briggs and Devaney
Capt Calvert is buried on this farm in the
family burying grounds. His grave was marked by a large Holly Tree. Frances
Briggs Calvert, his wife, had a sister who married a Devaney. After
Capt. Calvert's death, his sons moved into NC and headed by the eldest son,
Samuel, founded Jackson, NC in 1823.
Children of Samuel Calvert and Mary Bassett
SAMUEL CALVERT 16 Sept 1792
Courtland, VA - 5 Sept 1881 Jackson, NC
married 27 Feb 1814 LOUISE COLLINS GLENN
15 Feb 1798 - 23
married 14 Feb 1823 MARGARET PROBY
1792 - 13 Nov 1866 Jackson, NC
she was married first to SAMUEL WYNANS in Southampton Co, VA
[Lost at Sea]
BASSETT MOSELEY CALVERT
26 Apr 1794 - 20 May 1835 Lincolnton, NC
1820 census listed in Hampton, Elizabeth City co, VA - 1830 census
in Warwick Co, VA
ROBINSON HILL 2 Mar 1799 Courtland -
1 Dec 1891
daughter of William Hill and Mary Digges
1. Mary Moseley Calvert 31 July 1819 - 10 July 1888
married William Wickes
2. Bassett Moseley Calvert
3. Harriett Marie Antoinette Calvert
4. William Bassett Moseley Calvert
5. Amanda Malvina Calvert 28 Nov 1829 -
married 13 May 1848 George Finch 1826
- of Hampton, VA
6. Caroline Frances Calvert 1831
7. James Edgar Calvert
30 Sept 1833
- 26 Jun 1898
married Addie Pope 1837
a. James E Calvert
31 1855 - dy
married 1868 Sally Ann Walton 15 May 1839
Greenville, Agusta VA - 24 Jul 1906
i. William Walton Calvert
31 Jan 1869 -
ii. Edgar Bassett Calvert 29 Oct 1870 -
many years Chief of the Weather Bureau in Washington, DC ret. 1941
married 27 May 1896 Anna Stechlin of
1. Virginia Stehlin Calvert 27 Dec 1897 -
married 1920 Lt. James Percival Compton USN
iii. Addie Calvert 5 Dec 1872 - 6 Apr 1907
iv. Binnie Frances Calvert 26 Mar 1875 -
v. Mary John Calvert 2 Jul 1877 - 1877
vi. Samuel Cecil Calvert 11 Mar 1880 -
vii. Martha Digges Calvert 23 Jul 1884 -
C. MATTHEW CALVERT 1796
-1839 (will proved Northampton Co, NC)
on 1830 Census Northampton Co, NC -- apparently worked at the ct house in
was witness or bondsman to over 230 marriages recorded in Northampton County, NC
was Clerk of the Court, Northampton County, 1830
[Will does not mention wife or children and he left everything to his brother
D. JOHN MARSDEN CALVERT 21 June
1796 Courtland, Southampton Co., VA - 12 July 1872
in Jackson, NC at time of 1830 census - went South to Alabama
[said to have 7 children]
1. Isabella M. Calvert 1823 VA - 1896 prob. Kemper
Co MS. 24
March 1849 William Hubbard Clark
11 Dec 1826 Sumter Co AL -
17 Feb 1917
married 1849 Sumter Co., AL. James Litchfield
Frances Louise Calvert 11 Aug 1827 Richmond, VA - 27
Aug 1882 Mobile,
he later married Sarah J. 1842 -
a. William Edward Clark
11 April 1850 - 26 Mar 1932 Forrest City MS
married Catherine Breland ca 1866 - 9 Jan 1951
b. Thomas Leonard Clark 21
June 1852 -
c. Della Marshall Clark 18 Mar 1854 MS -
married in Mobile AL 1 May 1872 Henry Francis Webb
? - 17 Aug 1878 TN
d. Morton Howard Clark ca 1856 -
e. James Bernard Clark
f. Emma Jane Clark
g. Mary Alice Clark
h. Nora Marsden Clark
i. Louis Gaylord Clark
Matthew Calvert ca 1829 NC -
4. John Calvert ca 1830 NC -
James Calvert ca 1838 AL -
William Calvert ca 1839 AL -
E. WILLIAM CALVERT 30 Oct
1798 - 1 Dec 1898 Mobile, AL
went South to Alabama
Mr. S. J. Calvert has received a letter from Mobile, Ala., announcing the death
of his great uncle, Mr. William Calvert, who was
the youngest son of Sam'l Calvert who died at Jerusalem (now Courtland)
Southampton County, Virginia, in 1810, leaving five sons, viz: Sam'l Calvert,
Bassett M. Calvert, Mathew Calvert, John Mashden Calvert and William Calvert.
The Mobile Register of Dec. 2, 1898, has the following notice of Mr. William
Calvert death on Dec. 1, 1898 at his residence at Nannahubba Bluff on the
Tombigbee river, Alabama:
"One of the oldest inhabitants of this State, Mr. William Calvert, passed
away from this life Tuesday ot Nannahubba Bluff, on the Tombigbee river.
Mr. Samuel Calvert the oldest son, and brother of William Calvert moved to
Jackson, then Northampton Court House, in December 1832 and died here Sept. 3,
1881, and is well remembered, by the people of this county. He was born Sept.
16, 1792, in Virginia.
Mr. Calvert was born in Norfolk, Va., March 17, 1800. He removed to Mobile in
1827, and in 1830 married Miss Caroline Darling, granddaughter of Samuel Mims.
At that time he built the house which now stands at the southwest corner of
Congress and Conception. When he built his home there was nothing but piny
woods around him, and he had to blaze a way to th[e] town and
For many years he raised cotton, but afterwards engaged in mercantile persuits.
In 1858 he removed to his present home at Nannahubba Bluff.
Mr. Calvert was the oldest subscriber to The Register and for sixty years, had
har[d]ly missed a single issue.
The funeral will take place at 11 o'clock today from the residence of Mrs.
Helen B. Webster, corner Congress and Conception."
Mr. William Calvert leaves a large estate, and having no children, willed his
property to his wife's niece. The will was made only two years ago, in his 97th
year, and will be offered for probate on 23rd of this month. Of course the heirs
in North Carolina will make investigations looking to a contest of the will.
"The Patron and Gleaner",
Andrew J. Conner, ed., Rich Square, [Northampton County], N.C.
Thursday, December 15, 1898 [Vol. 7, No. 50]
"From Time into Eternity" CD-ROM by David Powell, Winton NC: Liberty
Shield Press ©2004]
Christopher Calvert 1736 -1789 | his parents
and Peggy Boush 1744 - 1803 |
of Norfolk Co and
Courtland, Southampton Co, VA
This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!!
Sept 1736 - 1789
estate appraised 11 July 1789 - Southampton Co, VA
Cornelius Calvert died 1747 Norfolk, VA and Mary Saunders
married 27 Oct 1762 MARGARET[
PEGGY] BOUSH 1744 - 1803
dau of Samuel Boush and Frances Lawson Sayer.
1. Capt Samuel Calvert
1763 - Oct 1813
married 6 Apr 1789 Norfolk, VA
Bassett Moseley ca 1763 - 1804
dau of Bassett Moseley d ca 1783 and Rebecca Newton
Moseley family came to America from England in 1649
married 3 Nov 1803 Courtland, VA
Briggs ca 1782 Courtland, VA -
2. Matthew Calvert 5 Oct 1765 - 23 Jun 1814
was named for his father's friend Matthew Phripp, who left to his god-son
Christopher, his brass barrell blunderbuss now in his father's
3. Frances Calvert 13 Feb 1767 SH Co, VA - bef Feb 1795
married 23 Dec 1784 Southampton, VA
Albridgton Jones 1765 VA -
married 2nd Feb 1795 Polly Calvert ca 1771
dau of Samuel Calvert 1743 - 1783 and Peggy Ross
a. Margaret B Jones bef Fef 1795 - bef 9 Apr 1834
married Griffin Styth
4. Ann Holt Calvert 28 March 1769 -
bef 9 Apr 1834
5. Mary Sawney Calvert 22 Sept 1771 - bef 1809
married SH Co VA 19 Sept 1793
Spencer Pierce 1769
a. Samuel Pierce
b. Bolton Pierce
c. Peggy Pierce
d. Fanny Pierce
6. Cornelius Boush Calvert 22 Sept 1773 - 28 Feb 1797
Chapman, "Southampton County VA 1749-1800 "--p 163
Christopher. Account current. Signed Samuel Calvert, adm. the heirs of the
estate paid their proportional part; paid Albridgeton Jones in right of his wife
Frances; Matthew Calvert; Ann Holt Calvert; Cornelius B Calvert; Samuel Calvert;
Spencer Pierce in right of his wife Mary; heirs of intestate the
proportional part of the estate of Cornelius B Calvert's estate; paid Peggy
Calvert widow. D. 1789 R. 1799 page 120.
"Captain Christopher Calvert and several of his
brothers assisted in forming the Sons of Liberty in Norfolk, VA in 1774 to
protest against the Stamp Act. See Forrest History of Norfolk During the
Revolution. He served as a Captain in the Virginia Navy. See records of
Committee of Safety 1775-1776: Council of Journals Ms 1776-1777; and records of
the State Navy: See 8th annual report of Revolutionary Soldiers of VA; Page 80;
also Southern Literary Messenger."
1. He was the 8th son of Cornelius Calvert. Born Sept. 26, 1736, no doubt at the
Calvert home located somewhere in the eastern section of Norfolk on Calvert in
the Wide St.Tanner's Creek Road territory.
2. He died about 1793 but do not know location of grave. Think it Is in St.
3. He married Oct. 27, 1762 Peggy Bousch, daughter of Samuel Bousch who survived
him about 10 years.
4, Had 3 sons, 3 daughters Capt. Samuel Calvert, b. 1765, Matthew Calvert,
Frances (married Albrighton Jones), Mary, Cornelius Bousch, Ann Holt
5. He built and. established a home in Norfolk which in 1768 was bounded as
follows: "On Wide Street to Bousch 29; West to Tanners Creek Road, thence
along Wide St., South 29 311 feet to Calvert's Lane, along Calvert Lane 61 ft.
to Tanners Creek."
6. He was an experienced mariner and. shipbuilder.
7. He was one of the founders of the Norfolk Society "Sons of Liberty"
March 31, 1766.
8. In the 8th Annual Report of "Revolutionary Soldiers of Va., p. 80,
Christopher Calvert is listed as follows: Captain, Navy Record of Committee of
Safety 1775-16-10 Council Journals (MS) 1776-7-16
State Navy 812 Rejected Claims From Va. Historical Magazine V. I, p. 65
"Officers of Va Navy during the Revolutionary War" under list of
Captains appears Christopher Calvert.
9. He left no will and his estate was settled by his eldest son Samuel of
Norfolk and Southampton Co's.
10. In April 1777 the Virginia Board of Commissions (Naval) appointed James
Maxwell Superintendent of Naval construction for the state and Captain
Christopher to inspect and direct the building of vessels. He was engaged in
this prior however as Capt. Calvert at times directed shipbuilding in Nansemond
and Southampton Counties. See two letters from the "Letter Book of the Navy
Board July 15 1776, and Sept 6 1776 to Capt. Christopher Calvert" in
Nansemond giving directions as to construction of certain vessels he was
supervising. Samuel Maxwell married Helen Calvert, a daughter of Maximillian
Calvert, or a niece of Capt. Christopher Calvert. She later married Dr. J. K.
Read about 1796. They are all three buried in St. Paul's Churchyard under
practically the same stone
Burial: St. Pauls Episcopal Church Cemetery, Norfolk, VA
Source: Junius Wheeler Calvert, Jr. Memoir of all data
on hand concerning Christopher Calvert on this date, 3-11-1928.
1696 - aft 1753 | his
& ca 1716 Ann Goodrich ca
1695 - 1724/35 |
& ca 1735 Frances Lawson Sayer ca 1696 - |
of Norfolk Co, VA
Samuel Boush Jr married first ca 1716 Ann Goodrich
who was born in James City VA ca 1695 and died between 1724/35.
His second wife ca 1735 was Frances Lawson Sayer born in Princess
Anne County VA ca 1696 daughter of Charles Sayer and Margaret Lawson.
Samuel Boush Jr was born 1696 the son of Col. Samuel Boush [ca 1651
London England - ca 1739 in Norfolk Co VA] and his wife Alice Mason
Hodge Porter daughter of Col. Lemuel Mason.
Major Samuel Boush was a member of the Court of Norfolk County
and served as Sheriff of the County;
one of the first three trustees of Norfolk Academy;
named as Alderman in the original charter for the Borough of Norfolk but did
not qualify due to his election of the first Town Clerk of Norfolk Borough
He served as Clerk of Norfolk County Court from June 18, 1742 to 1753.
Children of Samuel Boush Jr and Ann Goodrich:
1. William Boush ca 1716 -
2. John Boush ca 1718 -
3. Samuel Boush III ca 1720 -
4. Goodrich Boush ca 1724 -
Children of Samuel Boush Jr and Frances Lawson Sayer:
1. Arthur Boush ca 1735 -
2. Nathaniel Boush ca 1738 -
3. Mary Boush ca 1740 -
4. Charles Sayer Boush ca 1742 -
5. Margaret [Peggy] Boush 1744 - 1803
married 27 Oct 1762 Christopher
Calvert 1736 - 1789
source #26, #62: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~markfreeman/mason.html
Samuel Boush ca 1651 - ca 1739 |
& ca 1694 Alice Mason ca 1662 - |
& ca 1679 Robert Hodge - 1681
& William Porter - bef 1693
Col Samuel Boush married Alice Mason, daughter
of Col. Lemuel Mason, Burgess, and widow of William Porter, Clerk of Norfolk
Samuel Boush was born in London, England ca 1651 the son of
Maximillian Boush and Sarah Woodhouse.
Col. Samuel Boush, named in Charter as the first Mayor of
Norfolk, appointed by the Crown; Justice of Norfolk County from 1691; member
of House of Burgesses and churchwarden.
Alice Mason, named in her father's will as the wife of Mr.
Samuel Boush, and the widow of Mr. William Porter, must have had an earlier
marriage. A will is on record wherein one Robert Hodges, 1681, states that
his father-in-law was Lemuel Mason, and Alice was the name of his
? Lieutenant Maximilian Boush, of the Royal Navy, devises to an uncle,
Children of Samuel Boush and Alice Mason:
1. Mason Boush ca 1695 -
2. Samuel Boush 1696 - aft 1753
married first ca 1716 Ann Goodrich
married ca 1735 Frances Lawson Sayer
3. Anne Boush
Will of Robert Hodge 10 Sep
1681-prove 18 Oct 1681 Norfolk Co VA
by ye oaths of all ye evidences, buried with Christian burial
according to ye discretion of my Executors & my two friends Anthony
Lawson & Bennoni Burroughs.. in ye southside of ye Chancell in Linhaven
.. unto my God son Anthony Lawson ye son of Anthony Lawson ... When ye sd.
Anthony is seaven years of age.
.. unto my God son Anthony Ivy.
.. & to each Godson & God Daughter I have in Virginia besides one
bible & two Sermon Books.
.. unto my Eldest Brother Alex: Hodge & unto my Brothers John &
Thomas Hodge & to each of their wives one mourning Ring of twenty
.. unto my brother in law Peter Shepheard & unto my sister Mary his wife
to each of them one Ring of Twenty Shilling Sterl price.
... unto Joh Totle of Plymo one Ring of twenty shillings sterl price, if he
bee living at my decease.
.. unto Malachi peale one ring.
.. unto Bennoni Burroughs one Ring.
.. unto Anthony Lawson one Ring.
.. unto each of my bro. Jn Hodge Children five pounds sterl a peace.
.. unto my God son peter ye son of my brother in law Peter Shepheard of
Modbury ten punds sterl.
.. Unto Dorothy Rowell that was my servant two thousand pounds of tobacco
.. unto my friend Bennoni Burroughs & his heirs for Ever all my halfe of
ye tract of land, patten'd in ye name of Anthony Lawson & my selfe with
land called by ye name of Chester--- fforrest... my great Kearsey Coat lined
with red serge & ten yards of Docoles Linnen out of my great Chest in ye
.. unto my friend Anthony Lawson five pounds Sterl money.
.. Unto my ffeather in Law Coll. Lemuel Mason, my plush Saddle &
.. my feather in law Mason & his wife to each of them one ring of twenty
.. my dear & loving wife Alice Hodge to be my law full exectrix &
whereas it is supposed ye she my said wife is with child... Remayning paret
of my estate.... (if male) .. equally divided between ye mother and my sonne...
& yt like wife he be possest of ye other halfe of my land after ye
decease of his mothr my now wife. But if .... a female... an equall haldf of
all my land, but if .. neither ... and comes to age, then I doe make and
ordane Robert Hodge ye son of my brother Jno Hodge of Dartsmouth, to be my
lawfull heir to all my lands & in case he dies in his minority then
Peter ye son of my brother in law peter Shepheard of Modbury to be my
lawfull heir and if ye said peter Shepheard should die then Jn Hodge ye son
of my borther Jno Hodge of Dartmo to be my lawfull heir.
.. friends Anthony Lawson & Bennoni Borroughs to be overseers.
.. my brother Jn Hodge his son Robert
.. my Eldest Brothers Children.
.. to my sister mary Shepheard in Molbury.. forty shillings to be paid to ye
poore of ye pish of Modbury & a Marble stone to be sent in heere to be
laid upon my grave.
Wit. David Whitford, Pat Angus, Anthony Lawson, Ben Burrough.
source #26: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~markfreeman/mason.html
Mason ca 1628 - 1702 |
& 1650 Ann Sewall ca 1635 - ca 1705 |
of Norfolk Co, VA
Lemuel Mason and Ann Sewall were married
about 27 Feb 1649/50 in Norfolk Co VA.
1628 - Lemuel Mason born in
Norfolk Co VA, the son of Francis Mason and his 2nd wife Alice Ganey.
He died before 15 Sept 1702 in Norfolk Co VA
1632 - Henry Seawell, merchant, was Burgess for Elizabeth City.
1635 - Ann Sewall was born in Norfolk Co VA ,the daughter of Henry Sewall
and his wife Alice Willoughby. She had died before 15
1639 - Henry Seawell, merchant, Burgess for Norfolk Co.
1639 - 1 May Henry Seawell Jr was born - he died 1672.
1644 - Henry Seawell died - his wife Alice was administratrix.
1645 - Alice then married Matthew Phillips [Phripp]
1649 - Alice died and her second husband soon after but not before he had
married Anne who was his administratrix
Seawell was then to be sent to Holland for his education, in charge of Mr.
Thomas Lee, spoken of as his kinsman. A deposition shows this son as born
May 1, 1639, and another mentions his decease in 1672, and that his sister
and heir, then the wife of Col. Lemuel Mason, was thirty-seven or
thirty-eight years old. The mother of Mrs. Alice Seawell was Alee, daughter
of Thomas Willoughby, who emigrated to Virginia in 1610 and became a leading
merchant of the Colony; also justice of Elizabeth City in 1628, Burgess in
1629-32,and Councilor in 1644, 1646, 1650. He patented very large tracts of
land in Lower Norfolk.
1649 - Francis Mason died
1649 - Lemuel Mason made a justice.
1649/50 - 27 Feb or there about Lemuel Mason and Ann Sewall are married.
1654-1657 - 1692 Lemuel Mason was burgess
1656 - Lemuel Mason was mayor.
1664-68 - Lemuel Mason was sheriff.
1680 - Colonel of militia in Lower Norfolk and the presiding justice
1695 - 17 June wrote his will
1699 - was still the Colonel of militia in Lower Norfolk
1702 - will probated
1704 - Mrs. Ann Mason's will proved.
Children of Lemuel Mason and Ann Sewall:
dau of James Theleball. and Elizabeth Mason
1. Frances Mason aft 1652 [ca 1661] -
married 1st bef 1691 Capt. George Newton ca 1637 -
married bef 1705 2nd Maj. Francis Sayer d. ca 1707
2. Thomas Mason aft 1653 - ca 1711 Norfolk Co VA
married Elizabeth ? - d NC
a. Lemuel Mason ca
1694 - 1712
b. Ann Mason
c. Mary Mason
3. Lemuel Mason aft 1649 Lower Norfolk Co VA - 1712 Norfolk Co VA
married ca 1670 Mary Theleball ca 1650 -
4. George Mason died ca 1711 Norfolk Co VA
married Philia Hobson
5. Elizabeth Mason
married bef 1677 William Major
maried 2nd ca 1683 Thomas Cocke ca 1638 Henrico Co
VA - 1697
6. Alice Mason ca 1662
Norfolk Co VA -
married bef 1681 Robert Hodge d 1681
married bef 1692 William Porter d bef 1693
married ca 1694 Col Samuel Boush ca 1651 - ca 1739
7. Mary Mason Norfolk Co VA -
married bef 15 July 1693 Walter Cocke - d ca 1739
Southwark, Surry VA
married 2nd bef 1702 Walter Gee
8. Abigail Mason
married Francis Thelabell - d 1726
married 2nd aft 1726 Anthony Moseley
9. Ann Mason
married 1st Capt William Kendall Jr
married 2nd bef 28 Feb 1698/99 Rev. Peter Collier
10. Margaret Mason died in England
11. Dinah Mason
married 1st Robert Thoroughgood d. ca
1703 Princess Anne Co VA -
married 2nd aft 1702 Capt. Samuel
married ca 1710 3rd William Trevathen
Will of Lemuel Mason June 17, 1695,
-- sons, Thomas, Lemuel and Géorge
-- daughters, Frances, wife of Mr. George Newton;
Alice, wife of Samuel Boush, and widow of William
Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Cocke;
Margaret, wife of [paper torn], in
Anne, wife of Mr. Cron [or something like
this, but the paper here is also mutilated];
Mary, wife of Walter Gee, and
Will of Ann Mason of Elizabeth river Parish in ye County of Norfolke
Gentlewoman, dated 30 Oct 1705 - proved 15 Mar 1706/5 by Coll. Thomas
Willoughby & Mrs Ann Porter. Recorded 22 Mar 1706/5.
ye death of my decd husband Coll. Lemuel Mason... Christian buriall
at ye discretion of my executors here-after Named or at ye descretion of my
there Sonnes Thomas, Lemuell & George Mason.
... unto my Loveing daughter ffrancis Sayer ye sume of seven pounds ten
shillings... without being accountabel to her husband.
.. unto my loveing daughter Alice Boush... with out being accountable to her
.. unto my Loveing daughter Mary Cock... without being accountable to her
.. unto my Loeing daughter Dinah Thorowgood.
.. unto my sonne Thomas Mason.. the pair of and jrons that are in ye Chimney
wher I commnly ate my Selfe, my decd. husband promising ye same to my said
son Thomas above twenty years past.
... my seal Kinnned trunk.
.. and three sons ... sold Executors..
. Wit. Tho Willoghby, Elizabeth Newton, Ann Porter.
in 1679 will of Mrs. Margaret
Cheeseman, Frances is not named, having doubtless received the share
to be given to each "on marriage or age of 21." The others are
Alice, Elizabeth, Anne, Abigail, Mary and Dinah. Margaret Mason, who lives
with -, godmother, we suppose to be the daughter Margaret of Colonel Lemuel,
named by him, though she is made - - - [paper torn] with Mrs. Mary Childs,
and according to the order in which written in her father's will, could not
have been more than twelve years of age. To her was devised "£150, the
lease of the house I live in, and the plate I had of John Harrison." To
Alice there was given "a great Beaker" a tankard, each to
Elizabeth and Ann a great ring; and the rest of the plate to be divided
among the others. She names her "Coezin, Elizabeth Thelabell,"
from which we can put her down as aunt to Colonel Lemuel and his sister, the
said Mrs. Thelabell. -the New England Register, Volume 42
Were Phillips and Phripp the same
As an instance of the miswriting of this name, when Mrs. Frances Phripp, in
1742, stood as godmother to one of the Tucker children, she was entered in
their bible as Mrs. Frances Phreep. Late Mrs. Mary Phrip Phripp, in the same
office, was Mrs. Streep. The name died out in Norfolk when Matthew died
without children of his own, and in 1780 devised a large estate to those of
his sister, Mrs. Stephen Wright. He had a brother who married Mrs. Mary Anne
Walke (her third husband), leaving a son and daughter, the wife of Dr. James
Ramsay. The son married in 1793 Miss Sallie Kieling, but must have left
Norfolk, or died without issue.
Book B, Lower Norfolk Co., VA, 2
Nov. 1646 - 15 Jan. 1651:
9 Apr 1649, Att a Court Holden Att James Citty
Present: Sir William Berkeley Knt. Gov. &c Mr. Richard Kempe, Capt.
Samll Mathews, Tho. Stegg, Capt. Humphrey Higginson, Geo. Ludlowe, Mr. Henry
Woodhouse & Mr. John Hill shall bee of the Quorum in the Commission of
Lower Norfolk County.
Lemuel Mason hath made it appear upon oath that there is due unto him
400 acres of land for the transportation: Margaret Clitherby? (Nu gives Mary
Eitherby), Dorothy Winckford (or Wayne Ford), ROBERT RUSSELL, Tho. Wards,
Sarah Walker, Margaret Evefines?, Tho. Reinolds & ROBT WINTER. (Nu 187 -
gives Pat. to Hen. Brakes for 250 acres 13 Mar 1649 with the first 5
headrights listed in this certificate. Nothing in Nu on Lemuel Mason for
Francis Mason ca 1584 - 1648 |
& 1606 Mary Dickman bef 1591 - bef 1624 |
& ca 1624 Alice Ganey ca 1596 - aft 1653 |
of England and Lower Norfolk Co, VA
ca 1584 - Francis Mason was born in England son of Francis Mason [1566 - Dec 1621 London, England].
1606, 17 Aug in England Francis Mason married Mary Dickman in England.
1613 - Lt. Francis Mason came to America, with his wife Mary and child.
ca 1623 - Francis Mason married Alice Ganey ca 1596 - aft 1653
1624, April 2 - muster of inhabitance
of Basse Choice in VA on 2-4-1624 inc
Francis Mason aged 40 who came in the John and Francis in 1613,
Alice Mason, aged 26 came in the Margaret and John in 1622 and
Francis Mason, Jr. b in VA (son of Mason 1st wife).
1624/25, 7 Feb - on muster at "Elizabeth Cittie" in Virginia
Mason, Francis . . . . . . . . . 40
Arrived on the John and Francis in 1613
Mason, Alice . . . . . . . . . . 26 Arrived on the Margett and John in 1622
Mason, Francis . . . . . . . . . -- Born in Virginia
1648 Francis died 10 Aug/1 Nov Lower Norfolk Co VA.
Children of Francis Mason and Mary Dickman:
"Ann Mason was born in England
about 1610 to Lieutenant Francis Mason and his wife Mary. The family came to
America in 1613 on the ship "John and Francis" which landed in
Jamestown,Virginia in 1613. Ann probably went back to England for schooling
as she is not shown in her father's household in the census taken for 1624.
She is shown returning on the ship "Merchants Hope"in 1634. She
married William Stafford who had come to America as an indentured servant
and lived in her father's home. They married in 1640 and stayed in Elizabeth
City for a short while then moved over to York County. They had one son
William Stafford II. William Stafford died and his estate inventory was
presented to the court in York County on March 3, 1644. Ann married for the
second time Rev. John Cluverius."
1. Anne Mason ca 1610 England -
married 1640 William Stafford 1608 - 1644
a. William Stafford II ca 1641 -
married 2nd Rev. John Cluverius
2. Francis Mason Jr.
Children of Francis Mason and Alice Ganey:
1. Elizabeth Mason ca 1625 - aft 12 Dec 1702 Norfolk Co VA
married ca 1637 James Theleball bef 1613 France -ca 15
Sep 1693 Lower Norfolk Co VA
James Thilaball of Eliz River River Parish in the County of Lower Norfolk
Dated 3 Aprill 1692- proved 15 Sep 1693 by Coll. Lemuell Mason & Mr
.. Well striken in years.. buried in Christian namor
.. unto my loveing son ffrancis Thelball one hundred Acres of land , more or
less, lying neare the plantation, formerly belonging to Wm Doughan Decd,
which Son Lemuel noe decd, and now the above said Ffrancis and his heirs
forever.. one Negro woman.. one Negro boy... a high bed steed & a
feather bed... with green curtains & Dallians, with slk fring ana Greene
Woosted Rugg... a Hamaker... another feather bed & boulster which
Comonly Lyeth on the Trundle bed steed with a white Rugg and long table with
fforne to itt & a Joyners Cubbard & a Chaire of Joyners Worke... a
great Copper kettle & two pott Racks.. One Iron Spitt, and Samal pr. of
Andjrons & a paire of Helleards and a paire of Brass Skales with fower
pnds of brass weights & a Cross Cutt Sawe, and fower iron Wedges & a
silver porringer & two solver spoons mark I T E & three pewter
dishes & a pewter bason the aforsaid goods bequeathed to my said son
ffrancis are not to be delivered him, until after the decease of my wife
Elizabeth with out her consent and likeing.
- I give and bequeath unto my loving Son James Theobald a Negro girle..
one feather bed and boulster, and a paire of Sheets with comonly Lyeth in
the Shedd at the End of the Dwelling house & a blew Woosted Rugg & a
flock bedd, one silver salt cellar, two silver spoons marked ITE & one
brass Morer & Pestle & one pewter faggon & on e Coper still
& one large Chest With a double Locke & one toole Chest and all the
tools therein & One par of great Andjrons & One iron Spitt & one
Anvill. Not to bee delivered untill after the Decease of my Wife Elizabeth
with out her consent and likeing.
... unto my loving daugher Margaret Langley theree Silver spoons, and
one silver wroght wine cup & one smale copper kettle & & one
smale pewter still, ... a brass warning pann
... unto my loving daughter Elizabeth Langeley, one Negro girle... three
Silver Spoons & one Smooth Silver wine Cupp & one Smale Copper
... unto my loving Daughter Mary Chichester, one silver beere bole, one
silver dram cupp, one smale silver spoone, one couch and feather bed and
pillow in it & a rugg.
.. unto my loving Cosen Wm. Porten all my ffrench books
... my said wife Elizabeth my whole & sold Executor.
Wit. Lemuel Mason, Thomas Mason, Mary Mason. County Wills
1637-1710 by Charles Fleming McIntosh @1914 The Colonial Dames of America in
the State of VA.
2. James Mason 1626 Elizabeth City VA - 1678 VA
married Mary Wade
a. Francis Mason 1647
Charles City VA - 1696 Surry Co VA
Ashton 1648 VA - 1712 Va
i. James Mason 1671 Surry Co VA - 1701 Surry Co VA
married Elizabeth Duke 1670 VA -
ii. Frances Mason
Surry Co VA -
married Thomas Holt
b. James Mason
i. Isaac Mason
3. Lemuel Mason ca 1628 Norfolk VA -
1702 Norfolk Co VA
married Ann Sewall
4. Alice Mason ca 1630 - 1708 Norfolk VA
Two depositions, from Lieut.
Francis Mason, are quoted:
the statement that he was 42
in 1637 and, therefore, born in 1595, is generally accepted. Another that he
was 40 in 1628, or seven years older. the Baltimore Sun of April 9, 1905
the emigrant came over on the
"John and Francis," with his wife, Mary, and daughter, Ann, in
He was magistrate, justice and
vestryman of Lower Norfolk. His second wife came to Virginia in 1622, in the
"Margaret and John." She was born 1626 (1626) (Dep.). There are
other accounts, which affirm that an early Francis and James were half
brothers of Colonel Lemuel Mason. James Mason was as prominent in Surry as
was Lemuel in Lower Norfolk. He held large grants there, as well as in lsle
of Wight, and in 1652 was a member of the Council.
"Some time before 1626,
Francis Mason was assigned 50 acres of land in Charles City, but he never
settled this. After a trip to England, for which he was granted passage on
October 1626, he returned to Virginia and settled in that part of Elizabeth
City which, in 1636, became New Norfolk County, where his land is of record
1635, in a patent to Thomas Willoughby, and in 1636 in one to William
Julian. An act of Assembly, Jan. 6, 1639/40 named him as a tobacco viewer
for the Western Branch to Elizabeth River."
"His plantation may be
identified through the patent issued Aug. 31, 1642 to Lieut. Francis (1)
Mason for 1,250 acres at "Hogpen Point," near land of Capt. Thomas
Willoughby. His headrights included Francis Mason, Mary Mason his first
wife, Ann Mason his daughter, and Alice Gany his second wife ..."
"from Lower Norfolk
County Records, WIlls and Deeds C, December 15th 1651:
"Recorded 15 Jan 1651/1. Dated
7 Nov 1648. Agreement betw Alice Mason, widow and relict of Mr. Francis
Mason, dec'd and Mr. Lemuell Mason of the one part and Mr. James Thelaball
of the other part. (1) 'That the samd Lemuel Mason shall uppon demand give
and assure unto the said Mr. Thelaball the Lands called the Mayne right
against Hogg Iland being about Two hundred acres, which the one halfe of the
said Hogg Iland, which Hogg Iland is to be devided by fower men to be
indifferenly chosen, or by the said Lemuel and James, one of them to make
the devision, and tht other to choose as they shall best agree'. (2) Alice
and Lemuel to give James "two thousand foote of sawen planke". (3)
Alice and Lemuel to give James "as much glasse and leade, as to make
fower such glasse windowes as are in the now dwelling house wherein they
remayne". (4) "That the said Alice and Lemuel shall uppon demand
give and Deliver unto the said James Six silver spoones". Signed Alice
Mason, Lemuell Mason, James Thelaball.
Wits: Tho. Lambert, Rich. Conquest, John Sibsey, Math. Phillippes. ...
2nd wf of Francis Mason was Alice Ganey, who with Margerie Ganey were
among the first named by Mason's headrights in 1622. She came to America in
1622 on the "Margarett and John." Her sister Margaret or Margerie
Ganey may have married John Cheesman or John Chisman, as a woman with that
name recorded in her will that she was the aunt of Lemuel Mason and
source #3: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~markfreeman/mason.html
Corrections and Additions welcomed
from Blanche Clark, Geneva Barrow, Sara Glidden, Patsy
Junius W Calvert Jr, Paul Calvert, James Moore, Henry Lewis,
obits, gleanings from "Footprints in Northampton County 1741-1776-1976"
"Desc. of Virginia Calverts" compiled by Ella Foy O'Gormon 1947
and from several
internet sources including
The Library of Virginia on line
April 08, 2010