27. Margaret4 Michael (Elizabeth3 Thorowgood, Adam2, William1) was born in Northampton Co., VA about 1657.

She married John Custis (III)(Col.) about 1675. John was born 1653. John was the son of John Custis(II)(Mjr. Gen.) and Elizabeth Robinson. John died after 1704. John Custis of Hungars Parish, Northampton Co., VA, was elected to the House of Burgesses in 1684 but disqualified on being chosen Sheriff. He was a Burgess from 1685-86 and 1693-1699 and a member of the Council from 1699 to 1713. He was captain of the Accomack County Militia and Deputy Commander of the Eastern Shore under his father until 1692 when he ws temporarily suspended from all civil and military offices for contempt. He was Commander in Chief of the Eastern Shore in 1699. In 1704 he held 5,950 acres in Accomack County and 3,400 acres in Northampton County. In his will, he named his wife, Sarah, son John to whom he left "Arlington", and sons Hancock and Henry, and daughters Elizabeth Custis and Sorrowful Margaret Kendall, and Yeardley Michael (son of John Michael's third wife). He made a codicil naming his grandson Custis Kendall. (Purse & Person, p. 621) Margaret died in childbirth and the daughter was named Sorrowful Margaret. After her death, her husband married her brother Adam's widow, Sarah Littleton Michael. She is recorded on the tombstone of her husband as John Custis' first wife and daughter of Mr. John Michaell and that she had seven sons and two daughters. (Purse & Person, p. 621)

Margaret Michael and John Custis(III)(Col.) had the following children:

child + 93 i. Sorrowful Margaret5 Custis.

child 94 ii. Hancock Custis was born 1676. Hancock died before July 27, 1709 at approximately 33 years of age.

child 95 iii. Henry Custis was born 1677. Henry died before July 27, 1709 at approximately 32 years of age.

child + 96 iv. John Custis(IV)(of "Arlington") was born 1678.

child + 97 v. Hancock Custis was born 1680.

child + 98 vi. Elizabeth Custis was born 1681.

child + 99 vii. Henry Custis(Capt.) was born about 1683.

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