7. Records (Deeds 'n' Stuff)

If our John Wilkins had kept a journal, below would be some of the entries it would contain:

1592 CCR1-xxxiv JOHN WILKINS BORN --/--/1592
1596 Crves JOHN WILKINS BORN CIRCA --/--/1596
1599 1 WEW JOHN WILKINS BORN CIRCA --/--/1599
1602 71 PP BRIDGET CRAFT BORN CIRCA --/--/1602
May-1618 676 PP JOHN WILKINS TO VA ON THE MARIGOLD

(John Wilkins came to Virginia as a freeman; his voyage at that time would take about two months, so he probably sailed in March. - WBW)

From the public records:

22-Mar-1621/2 676 PP JOHN WILKINS REPORT OF DEATH

WEW-2 - Kingsbury 357 - Reported death "at Mr. Edward Bennets Plantation," one of 52 massacred there by the Indians on Good Friday, 22-Mar-1622.

--/--/1621 (?) WEW-1 JOHN WILKINS MARRIED BRIDGET CRAFT

prob. 1622 WEW-2 JOHN WILKINS ON THE EASTERN SHORE

John Wilkins, Goodwife Wilkins

16-Nov-1623/4 676 PP JOHN WILKINS ON EASTERN SHORE CENSUS

From The Eastern Shore of Virginia 1603-1964, by Nora Miller Turman, The Eastern Shore News, Inc., Onancock, Va. 1964; page 25.  On March 14. 1634, Virginia was divided into eight counties to be governed like counties in England. Among these was Accomack County, covering all the area of the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

--/---/1624/5 71 PP JOHN WILKINS ON EASTERN SHORE MUSTER

--/---/1624/5 71 PP BRIGGETT WILKINS ON EASTERN SHORE MUSTER

John Wilkins age 26 in the Mary Gould 1618
Briggett Wilkins age 20 in the Warwicke 1621
Provision: Corne, 7 barreles. Armes: peeces, 1; House, 1.

31-Jan-1624/5 46 MOC 7 WEW JOHN WILKINS TESTIMONY OF

On 31-Jan-1625 john Wilkins was at Jamestown. John Howe "sworne and examined" made a deposition about the estate of Thomas Parke, who had left Accomack and perhaps had died. "John Wilkins affirmeth the same."

08-Feb-1624/5 47 MOC 7 WEW JOHN WILKINS MENTIONED

An entry of a short while thereafter, 8-Feb-1625, mentions Wilkins' taxes, paid in tobacco. "Then, Capt. Graves brought in A bundle of good Tobacco about 30 or 40 waight, and said he paid that in himself for Mr. How and John Wilkins."

30-Apr-1632 3 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS BUYS CATTLE

These presents shall witness, that I, Captine Edmund Scarborough for and in Consideration of full satisfactione in hand receaved, doe bargaine and sell to and with John Wilkins, and by these presents doe assigne and deliver upp to the sayd John Wilkins, his heirs and assignees, one Browne Cow with a whit patch upon her rumpe and tow white hinder leggs, she being about 4 years old with her black Cow calfe about a mounthe old, and one blacke Cow with a broade heade, and a broken horne about 5 yeares old. In witness of the same, I the sayd Capt. Scarboroug h have hereunto put my hand this last day of April 1632. In the presents of William Berryman Edmund Scarborough

(This is the oldest recorded deed in America - WBW)

10-Nov-1632 3 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS BUYS CATTLE

These presents shall witness, that I, Captine Edmund Scarborough for and in Consideration of full satisfactione in hand receaved, doe bargaine and sell to and with John Wilkins, and by these presents doe assigne and deliver upp to the sayd John Wilkins, his heirs and assignes, one Cow about 4 yeares old blacke with two hinder white feete and her tail in part white, with some white under her belly and her eyes, blacke and white Cow calfe nine [months old].

I the sayd Capt. Scarborough, have here [unto put my hand] this 10th day of November 1632.
in the presents of
Edmund Scarborough
William Berryman
Thomas Cole

These present shall witness that I John Wilkins of Acchawmack planter, for and in consideration of fullsatisfaction in hand receaved, doe bargaine and sell to and with Capt. Edmund Scarborough and by these presents, doe assigne and deliver upp to the sayd Capt. Scarborough, hisheires executors and assignes, one blacke Cow with a broad head, and a broken horne about five yeares old now wilde in the woods. In witnesse whereof I the sayd John Wilkins have heereunto put my hand this tenth day of November 1632.

in the presents of                 John Wilkins
Wiliam Berryman                     JW
Thomas Cole                       his marke

02-Feb-1632/3 12 GA JOHN WILKINS(ON) AS BURGESS

along with John Howe, Roger Saunders and Edmund Scarborough

From The Eastern Shore of Virginia 1603-1964, by Nora Miller Turman, The Eastern Shore News, Inc., Onancock, Va. 1964; page 35.  The fowolling was the method of Choosing the Burgesses (1635), "The commander notified all free men to meet at the shetiff’s house on a designated date to elect the Burgesses. Such an election was held a month before the session was to meet."

21-Aug-1633 12 GA JOHN WILKINS(ON) AS BURGESS

From The General Assembly of Virginia July 30, 1619-Janurary 11, 1978 compiled by Cynthia Miller Leonard Virginia State Library, 1978; page 12, the following were with John at The Grand Assembly of 1633

Accawmacke -- John Howe, Roger Saunders, Edmund Scarborough, John Wilkins(on)
Archer's Hope and Gleabe Land -- Henry Ceney
Arrowhattocke, Henrico Neck of Land and Curles -- Thomas Osbourne
Denbigh -- Thomas Flynt, Thomas Hawkins
The Lower Parts of Elizabeth City -- John Arunell, William English
The Upper Parts of Elizabeth City -- Thomas Sheppard, John Sipsey
James City, Checohominey and Pasbeyeighes -- John Corker
Kiskyake -- Nicholas Martiau
Martins Hundred -- David Mainsfield, Robert Scotchmore
Mulbury Island -- Thomas Harwood, William Spencer
Necke of Land [ near Jamestown ] -- Thomas Crumpe
Nutmegg Quater -- Francis Hough
Shirley Hundred Island -- Rice Hooe
Shirley Hundred Mayne and Cawses Care -- Walter Aston
Smyths Mount, the Other Side of the Water and Hogg Island -- Thomas Grindon
Stanley Hundred -- Zachary Cripps, Roger Dilke
Warrosquyoake -- Robert Savin, John Upton
Westover and Flowerdue Hundred -- Thomas Paulett
Wyanoke -- William Emerson
Yorke -- Lyonell Goulston

--/---/1632/3 2 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PETITION FOR PAY AS BURGESS

A petitione preferred by John Wilkins for fourtine day worke due unto him for attendance one of the burgysses at James Citty at same tyme. It is therefor ordered that Capt.Grayes and Capt. Scarborough shall see him like wise satisfied.

29-Aug-1633 8 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS APPOINTED COMMISSIONER

Court at James Citty 29th day of August 1633

Sir John Harvey Knight Governor General, Capt. Francis West, Capt. John West, Capt. Samuell Mathew, Capt. William Clayborne, mr. william Frarrar, mr. Henry Finch, Capt. John uty, Capt. Thomas Purisy, Capt. Hugh Bullocke, Capt. william Pierce, Capt. william Perry, mr. John Brewer.

For That divers of the Commissioners of Acchawmacke are deceased and gone from the plantatione, it is thought fitt that mr. william Stone haveing beene formerly of that Commissione mr. william Burdett mr. william Andrews and mr. John wilkins be appoynted Commissioners for the Plantatione and that the former Commissioners doe administer the like oath of Commissioners unto then as they themselfs have taken as Commissioners of that place.

Ben Harrison

(Note WBW: alredy on the commission were Capt. Edmund Scarborough, Mr. Obedience Robins and Capt. William Clayborne Esq.)

30-Dec-1633 7 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

The oath of the Commissioners for the Planation of Acchawmacke was first administered unto mr. William Stone mr. William Andrews mr. John Wilkins mr. william Burdett accordinge to an order by the Goverbnor and Counsell Dated 29th August 1633.

(Note WBW Goodman ranked below Gentleman but above Freeman. Some higher social standing, either through the family or your office, was needed to be called Mister.)

13-Jan-1633 9 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

19-Feb-1633/4 10 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

19-Feb-1633/4 11 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS ARBITRATOR

Capt. Edmund Scarborough and Mr. Henry Bagwell doe acknowledge themselves to owe each to the other £40 starlinge monyes of England. The condition is that they shall stand to the award of Mr. William Stone and Mr. John Wilkins in all differences that they shall make and appoint betwene them, upon Saturday next at Mr. Stones house.

CCR1-Lvii- Arbitration was first used by the Accomack county court in settling this dispute.

---Apr-1634 12 CCR1 1632-40 john wilkins not present at court

17-----1634 13 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

19-May-1634 15 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

---Mar-1633/4 16 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS APPRAISER

property of Henry Bagwell

05-Jul-1634 17 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

07-Jul-1634 18 CCR1 1632-40 john wilkins not present at court

08-Sep-1634 20 CCR1 1632-40 john wilkins not present at court

08-Sep-1634 20 CCR1 1632-40 BRIDGETT WILKINS IN SUIT OF BUTLER v.DREW

At this Cort Edward Drew preferred a petition aganist Joane Butler for caling his wife common Carted hoare and upon dew examination, and the deposition of John Holloway and William Beaeley who affermeth the same on oath to be true that the syd Joane Butler used those words. Upon dew examination it is thought fit by this board that the syd Joane Butler shall be drawen over the kings Creeke at the starne of a boat or Canew from one Cowpen to the other, ore else the next saboth day in the tyme of devyne servis betwixt the first and second lesson present her self befor the minister and say after him the followeth. I Joane Butler doe acknowledge to have called Marie Drew hoare and thereby I confess I have done her manefest wronge, wherfor I desire befor this congregation, that ye syd Marie Drew will forgive me, and alsoe that this congregation, will joyne, and praye with me, that God may forgive me.

Upon the petition of Thomas Butler aganist Marie the wife of Edward Drew for reporting the syd Thomas to have to doe with Bridgett the wife of mr. John Wilkins in the act of adultery for which purpose Joane Muns Aged 30 yeares or ther abouts sworne and examined sayeth that Joane the wife of Thomas Bulter told her going downe to the old Plantation together, that her husbound shewed her wher he layed the Head and heeles of Bridgett Wilkins, and that the syd Bridgett would have given him as much Cloth as would make him a shert, and this is all that this deponant can say.

15-Sep-1634 22 CCR1 1632-40 BRIDGETT WILKINS IN SUIT OF BUTLER v.DREW

Upon the petition of Thomas Butler against Marie Drew for Calinge of his wife carted hoare, and that she saw the syd Thomas Butlers wife carted in England. It is therefor ordered upon the deposition of tow witnesses by this board that the syd Marie Drew shall aske the syd Thomas Butlers wife forgiveness in the Church the next saboth day, presenting her selfe befor the minister betwext the first and second lesson and say after him as followeth I Mary Drewe doe acknowledge to have calles Joane Butler carted hoare, and therby I confess I have done her manifest wrong, wherfor I desire befor this congregation that the syd Joane Butler will forgive me and alsoe that this congregation will joyne and pray with me that God may forgive me, or else suffer the like punishment as the said Joane Bulter hath done.

(Note WBW: this would indicate was towed across kings creek ?)

William Cozier 25 yeares or ther abouts sworne and examined Sayeth that Marie Drew did she saw Joane Butler whipped at the Carts tayle, this is all this deponant can say. William Ward 26 yeares or ther abouts sworne and examined sayeth that Marie Drew called Joane Butler Carted hoare and that she saw the syd Joane Butler Carted in England, this is all this deponant can say.

15-Sep-1634 22 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

23-Oct-1634 23 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

03-Nov-1634 24 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

05-Jan-1634/5 25 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

05-Jan-1634/5 25 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS v. MELLINGE

Upon the complaynt of Mr. John Wilkins against Mr. Mellinge concerning one servant which by a bill of his hand appeareth to be dew and upon due examination it is ordered that the said mellinge shall put in security to answeere his suite at James Citty at the next quarter court

14-Feb-1634/5 26 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

14-Feb-1634/5 27 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS IN DEPOSITION

Mary Drew aged 27 or their abouts sworne and examined sayeth that she saw 2 doggs upon a black cow the one was Mr. Wilkins the other Thomas Nuetts dogg and that she did what she could to get them ofe and afterwards she and goodwife Windley went to look for the cow but they could not see her, and this is all this depontant can say.

--/---/1635 54 WEW: BRIDGETT WILKINS DIED

13-Apr-1635 31 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

13-Apr-1635 31 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PETITIONS FOR LAND

mr. John wilkins made suit unto this board for a neck of land joyning unto the land that he now is possest of which neck boundeth upon the kings creek westerly and est into the woods alongst the mayne branch, northerly on Cugleyes ould field, southerly on the head of kinges creeke which this bord doth desire the governor and counsell to confirm unto him.

04-May-1635 33 CCR1 1632-40 john wilkins not present at court

( Note WBW: the burgesses met on May 7, 1635 could this be reason ?)

16-Jun-1635 36 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

14-Sep-1635 39 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS APPOINTED TO VESTRY

At this Court mr. william Cotton minister presented an order of Court from James Citty for the building of a parsnage house upon the Glybe land which is by this board referred to be ordered by the vestry, and bycause ther have heere to for beene noe formall vestry nor vestry men appoynted we have from this present day appoynted to be vestry men these whose names are underwritten. william Cotton minister, mr. William Andrews, Capt. ThomasGraves, mr.Obedyence Robins, Mr. John How, mr. william Stonne, mr. william Burdett, mr. John Wilkins, mr. Alexander Mountney, mr. Edward Drew, mr. William Berriam, mr. Stephen Charlton. And further we doe order that the first meatinge of the said vestrymen shall be upon the feast day of St. Mychaell the Arckangell being the 29th day of September.

14-Sep-1635 39 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

16-Nov-1635 40 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

29-Sep-1635 43 CCR1 1632-40 john wilkins not present at vestry meet

BRIDGETT CRAFT: NORTHAMPTON CO. DEEDS, ORDERS, WILLS & ETC. 1632-40. P35 Bridgett Craft Wilkins died.

1635 OR 36 35 WEW JOHN WILKINS MARRIED ANNE -------

( WBW note possibly the widow Baldwin )

--/---/1637 (by) 676 PP JOHN WILKINS MARRIED ANNE -------

04-Jan-1635/6 44 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

05-Jan-1635/6 44 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

04-Jan-1635/6 45 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS v. THOMAS WYATT

Upon the complaynt of John Wilkins against Thomas Wyatt for one hundred and fifty pounds of tobacco as by his bill appeareth to be dew it is therfor ordered by this board that the said wyat shall make present payment or else remayne in the marshalls hands and likewise pay all charges in this suite.

01-Feb-1635/6 49 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

04-Apr-1636 50 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

16-May-1636 52 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

16-May-1636 53 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS DEPOSITION OF (aged 40 )

Mr. John Wilkins aged 40th or ther abouts sworne and examined sayth that Peter Varlow servant to Mr. Cugly was to have at the expiration of his indenturs some monyes but he knoweth not how much, this is all this deponent can say.

20-May-1636 54 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS AT MEETING OF VESTRY

08-Aug-1636 55 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

08-Aug-1636 56 CCR1 1632-40 BRIDGET CRAFT IN CERTIFICATE (headright)

08-Aug-1636 56 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS RECEIVES LAND CERTIFICATE

CP 46 John Wilkins, 1300 Acs. Accomack Co., 9-Sep-1636, Patent Book No. 1 VOL.I Part 1 Page 378. on the east side of Nanasamund Riv., beg. on the S. side of the first br., running S. W. by W. alomg the cr., E.S.E. into the woods, N.E. upon land of Mr. White & butting W. upon land of James Knott. 50 acs. for his own per adv. & 1250 acs. for trans. of 25 pers: Bridgett Craft, Agnis Medlam , Rosemae Yetman, Henry Medcalfe, George Lee, Paul Trendall, Tho. Vincent, Joan Harman, Richard Ganes, Richard Leake, Wm. Hutchinson, Antho. Stensby, Robert Stackhowse, William Wilboyrne, Michaell Bryant, William Cozier, Rowland Raine, Edward Writt, Stephen Barnett, William Crossman, Thomasin, a maid, His Negroe.

Probably the first landowners of the Nansemond Fort site was John Wilkins, who patented 1,300 acres in 1636 on the east side of the Nansemond River and abutting Knott's Creek. Wilkins was living in Accomac County on Virginia's Eastern Shore in 1623 and likely never occupied the Nansemond Fort site. Wilkins likely placed servants or tenants on his property.

The land was sold to Michael Wilcox by 1638, who took up residence. Wilcox was an Ancient Planter (a colonist who was in Virginia by 1610 was entitled to 100 acres if he paid his own passage and lived in the colony for 3 years prior to application, this policy set up by Governor Sir Thomas Dale) who came to Virginia in 1610 in De La Warr's fleet (www.apva.org/resource/jt2000/44SK192.html).

CP-1 56 John Wilkins, 1300 acs. Up. Co. of New Norf., 18-MAY-1637, Patent VOL.I Book 1 Part 1 Page 420. Esat side of Nanasamund Riv., on the second cr. on S. side of the first branch, running S. W. by W. along the cr., E.S.E.into the woods, N.E. upon Mr. Whites land & W. upon James Knotts land. 50 acs. for his own per. adv. & 1250 acs. for trans. of 25 pers: John Wilkins, Bridgett Craft, Agnis Medlam, Rosemar Yettman, Hen. Medcalfe, Georg Lee, Paul Trendale, Tho. Vincent, Jane Hurman, Richard Graves, Mary Wells, David Kiffin, William Woolfe, Richard Leake, William Hutchison, Anth. Stensby, Robert Stensbye (or Steusbye), William Wilborne, Michael Bysant, Wm. Cocker, Rowland Rayne, Thomasin His Wife, a Negro, Stephen Bennett,William Crossman.

CP-1 84 John Wilkins, 500 acs. Accomack Co., 10-Mar-1637, Patent Book No.1 VOL.I - Part II. Page 539. butting upom the upper end of the Secretaries land joyning to Kings Cr., parallel with the same 1 mi. & extending in breadth toward land of Obedience Robins, Gent. Trans. of 10 pers.

From Virginia's Eastern Shore a History of Northampton and Accomack Counties by Ralph T. Whitelaw 2 vols. page 163 -- HISTORY OF THE LAND GRANT N-38.

1637, patent to John Wilkins 500 acres ( N-38 ).
1650, John Wilkins left everything to wife Anne and children.
1660, Ann Voss deeded this 500 acres to her son Nathaniel Wilkins.
1665, Argoll Wilkins, elder brother of Nathaniel, gave him a release deed for any interest he might have in the
land as being the eldest son and heir of John I., in this doucument Argoll stated he was releaseing to Nathaniel only 450 acres as father John had given 50 acres to a son in law John Baldwin.
1692, Nathaniel Wilkins deeded his 450 acres (N-38) to take effect upon his death to to John 150 acres to include the home place, to Thomas 100 acres where his mother Ann Voss had lived, to Nathaniel another 100 acres, to William 100 acres between John and Nathaniel,. The deed provided that if son Nathaniel died without issue his part was to go to John and Thomas, in 1703 this came about and John Wilkins with Thomas and Mary Wilkins exchanger Nathaniel's 100 acres with William and Frances Wilkins for one third each of William's inhertance this adjustment gave john 184 acres and Thomas and William 133 acres each.

1719, John Wilkins recived a patent for 100 acres which was surplus within the bounds in this same year a survey for division showed 600 acres, William Wilkins' land wast the northeast corner of the whole, on the east it was by the head of a branch and the line of the present highway ( this would be old 13 which runs thur the center of Cheriton not the bypass. WBW) down to Cheriton Neck road, and then along that to where it turns northwest as noted above.

(This is the part our family follows. WBW)

1750, William Wilkins left his 133 acres (N-38) to son John.
1775, John Wilkins left the same 133 acres (N-38) to son William, together with 115 acres of the Thomas Wilkins land which he said he had brought (no record)
1785, William Wilkins brought 49 acres from Edward Robins and three years later 3 acres from Thomas and Nancy Kendall to improve his lines.
1797, William Wilkins (wife Elizabeth) left his land to a son also a William.
1828, son William Wilkins left to son William

Refrences in Cavalier and Pioneer to John Wilkins’ lands:

CP 63 2N Jno. wilkins abutting / 65 acs. of his 500
CP 170 1N john wilkins abutting little
CP 68 1A john wilkins abutting neale
CP 353 1N john wilkins abutting warren
N-38 CP 84 1A John Wilkins 500 Acs. 3-Oct-1637
N-37 CP 152 1N John Wilkins 600 acs no date
N-38 CP 213 3N John Wilkins 100 Acs. 7-Nov-1710
CP 356 1N john wilkins abutting warren
CP 224 1N mr. wilkins abutting robins
CP 152 1A mr. wilkins abutting robins
CP 554 1N mr. wilkins abutting robins
CP 224 1N mr. john wilki ns abutting robins
CP 63 2N nathaniel wilkins abutting melling
CP 158 2N natl. wilkins adj. land of
CP 213 3N thomas wilkins adj. land of
CP 213 3N william wilkins adj. land of
CP 79 1A john wilkinson abutting charlton

05-Sep-1636 57 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

28-Nov-1636 59 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

28-Nov-1636 60 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS v. ALEXANDER WIGNALL

Mr. John Wilkins commenced a suite against Alexander Wignall for 100 lbs. of tobacco which appearing by his deede to be dew it is ordered that the said wignall shall make present payment.

01-Jan-1636/7 64 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

01-Jan-1636/7 67 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS DEPOSITION OF

I John Wilkins doe testifie that I have hard that John Fisher hath complayned severall tymes to the commander concering men felling tymber out of Capt. Epps ground, alsoe I doe remember, that Capt Epps allowed John Fisher a parttner Thomas Cornish by name.

--/---/1637 117 CRVES JOHN / ANNE JOHN II BORN

27-Mar-1637 70 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS IN DEPOSITION

Mr. John How aged 43 ore ther aboutd sworne and examined sayth that he being on the other side of the baye Robert Partine spake to him to demande of Mr. John Wilkins 10 barrells of corne which he said he had brough of him, soe when I came over I demanded the corne of Mr. Wilkins, and he said he sold 10 barrel if he could spare it but seing his corne fell short he could let him have none.

--/---/1637 676 PP JOHN WILKINS TRAVELLED TO ENGLAND

NOTE: Obedience Robins was absent also for most of this same period ????

27-Mar-1637 68 CCR1 1632-40 john wilkins not present at court

01-Mat-1637 71 CCR1 1632-40 john wilkins not present at court

03-Jun-1637 76 CCR1 1632-40 john wilkins not present at court

01-Aug-1637 81 CCR1 1632-40 john wilkins not present at court

25-Sep-1637 84 CCR1 1632-40 john wilkins not present at court

25-Sep-1637 85 CCR1 1632-40 ANNE (-) WILKINS DEPOSITION OF

This deponent saith that Anne Williamson the wife of Roger Williamson and Anne Stephens the wife of Christopher Stephens came to the cowe pen and there did in a jeering manmner abuse Grace Waltham saying that John Waltham husband of the said Grace hade his mounthly courses as women have, and that the said Anne Stephens should say that John Waltham was not able to gett a child. And further she saith not.

25-Oct-1637 89 CCR1 1632-40 john wilkins not present at court

20-Nov-1637 91 CCR1 1632-40 john wilkins not present at court

20-Nov-1637 96 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS NOMINATED FOR SHERIFF

Whereas it was taken into Consideration by Capt. John Howe the Comander and rest of the Commissioners at this presente Courte Concerninge the nominatinge and appoyntinge of three particular able and sufficyent men within this County of Accomack to be appoynted and sett downe for the choyce of a Sherriff in the said County the next ensueinge yeare. It is thought Fitt and concluded upon by and betweene the said Commissioners at this present Courte that Mr. John Wilkins Mr. Edward Drue and Mr. Henry Bagwell bee nominated appoynted and sett downe for the purpose and to be presented to the Worshipfull the Governor and Counsell at the next Quarter Court at James Citty where one of the said 3 partyes is to be elected and chosen by the Worshipfull Counsell to excute and perform the office and place of High Sheriff the next ensueing yeare within the said County of Accomack.

02-Jan-1637/8 96 CCR1 1632-40 john wilkins not present at court

02-Jan-1637/8 98 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS ORDER

It is thought fitt and soe ordered that Mr. john Wilkins shall satisfie and pay twoe hundred poundes of tobaccoe allready attached in his hands unto Thomas Wyatt out of the estate of Anthony Cotton.

02-Jan-1637/8 100 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS ORDER

Whereas Daniel Cugley hath complayned to this coutte for a house lente unto Mr. Edward drue to keepe hogges in which was afterwards burnte. Itt is thereupon thought fitt and soe ordered that Mr. Wilkins and Mr. Mountney to whome it is referred shall certifie to the next court waht the said house was then worth and Mr. Drue to pay the same or execution to be awarded.

12-Feb-1637/8 101 CCR1 1632-40 john wilkins not present at court

07-May-1638 105 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

07-May-1638 106 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS v. COOKE

Whereas it appeareth that forty nyne pounds of tobacco twoe pounds of beaver is justly due unto Mr. John Wilkins out of the estate of James Cooke deceased it is ordered that the said Mr.John Wilkins shall be satisfied the said debte out of the said estate.

---May-1638 108 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

---May-1638 111 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS IN DEPOSITION

The deposition of Florentyne Payne

This deponent saieth that upon a Tuesday at night John Holloway [sente] for him this deponent and tould him that hee though that his man John Neale was guilty, This deponent demaundinge his reason, hee tould this deponent that some of Thomas Joyners goodes as hee thought was found in his man John Neales Beddinge, and this deponent immediately wente to the Constable, And he beinge come the said Neale confessed that hee found those goodes on the Saturday before and brought them into his Masters house on the Sunday when hee was at Church; And after this there was one carde of Buttons more found in his pockett though hee had before confessed that the other goodes were all that hee had, After which about tenne of the clock in the night this deponent telling that said Neale that hee wente to Mr, Wilkins house of sett purpose to see his mayde, and to see howe the coast stood to doe his villany, for the mayd said that she had nothinge to doe with him nor nothing would have to doe with him, upon which he replied before hee would hange, th[eres] some would find that they had to doe w[ith] it, and further hee this deponent deposeyh not.

09-May-1638 112 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

09-Jul-1638 115 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

13-Aug-1638 115 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

10-Sep-1638 119 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

29-Oct-1638 125 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

26-Nov-1638 127 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

07-Jan-1638/9 131 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

24-Jan-1638/9 135 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

24-Jan-1638/9 136 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS ORDER

It is ordered that Fermer Jones shal be satisfied five hundred eighty and two pounds of tobacco by Mr.john Wilkins within six dayes or else execution to be awarded provided that the arbitration of arbitrators of this cause by them formerly to be desided be accordingly in corte verifyed.

19-Feb-1638/9 142 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

19-Feb-1638/9 142 CCR1 1632-40 MRS. WILKINS IN COMPLAINT

Upon the complant of Fermer Jones agaynst Mrs. Wilkins for givinge the said Jones revilinge and opprobrious speeches it is ordered that the said Mrs. Wilkins shall acknowledge her fault and pay the charges of the courte in this suite.

28-Apr-1639 144 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

28-Apr-1639 144 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS MEMORANDUM BY

Memoranda that I Mr. John Wilkins doe give unto my god sonne Fisher a black cowe calfe marked with both eares cropt and the right eare slitt.

23-Mar-1639/40 161 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN FISHER WILL OF

I doe bequeath unto my sone John Fisher one cowe called by the name of cowepen, and two yearling heifers marked viz cropt on both ears and right eare slite.

06-May-1639 145 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

18-Jul-1639 148 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

22-Aug-1639 149 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

23-Sep-1639 149 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

21-Oct-1639 153 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

07-Nov-1639 153 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

07-Nov-1639 155 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS(on) mark as witness

If it please God I doe dye my debt beinge discharges what debt[?] do remayne I give to Goodman Fisher and he to see me Layd in the ground like a man.

The marke of John wilkinson             The Marke of william Briar
The mark of James Cranne

(Note WBW I only assume that this is our John Wilkins. but why would the Clerk have misspelled his name at this time ?)

29-Dec-1639 156 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

29-Nov-1639 159 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS DEPOSITION OF

The deposition of Mr. wilkins. This deponent sayth that he beinge in the compayne of Ensign Savage at such time as ther was a generall drifte for the wild catle both by Indians and English heard Ensign Savage declare himselfe as followinge that he should have a beast for his paynes that he did procure the Indians for that purpose --- not Capt. scarbrough had procured the Indians and he wanted such like satisfaction this is all this deponent can say.

22-Feb-1639/40 33 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

(Note WBW Obedience Robins was absent also for most of this same period ????)

23-Mar-1639/40 160 CCR1 1632-40 john wilkins not present at court

01-Apr-1640 37 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS AS APPRAISER

A True Copy of a list of certen cattle of Captayne Claybornes appraysed for the use of Mr. Thomas Stegg by Capt. William Roper and Mr. John Wilkins primo die Aprilis 1640 (detail not copied here)

26-Apr-1640 167 CCR1 1632-40 john wilkins not present at court

18-May-1640 168 CCR1 1632-40 john wilkins not present at court

18-May-1640 170 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS RECEIVES LAND CERTIFICATE

18-May-1640 170 CCR1 1632-40 BRIDGETT WILKINS IN CERTIFICATE

18-May-1640 170 CCR1 1632-40 JOHN WILKINS IN CERTIFICATE

CP- Mr. John Wilkins, 600 Acs. Northampton Co., Page 948. (no date). 152 on the seaboard side, adj. Mr. Robins, Longborough Branch & land of John Waltham. by virtue of former patent, dated 8-Dec-1640

--/---/---- 4 CCR2 1640-45 MRS. JOHN WILKINS

It is thought Fitt and soe ordered by this Court that Elianor Howe formerlie mentioned in the precedent deposition and Certifficate shall from henceforth be and remaine at the Sheriff's house until the next monethlie Court when and where shee and her Mistress Mrs. Wilkins are to be both present And in the meane tyme it shall or may be Lawfull for her Mistress to sell or exchange her the said Elinor unto or For anie other accordinge to their pleasure etc.

06-Jul-1640 5 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

06-Jul-1640 5 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS SERVANT KNOCKS ON HEAD

The deposition of John Dolby aged twenty years or there- aboutes sworne and examinied in open Courte sayeth as Followeth. This deponend sayeth that about a Fortnight since or thereaboutes heard John Marshall say unto him this deponent, that hee the said Marshall could find in his heart to knock his Maister John Wilkins on the head. And Further hee deposeth not. The deposition of Walter Dickenson [aged] twenty years or thereaboutes sworne and examinied in open Cort saieth as Followeth. This deponend saieth that about a Fortnight since he heard John Marsh[all] say unto him this Deponent that hee the said Marshall could Find in his heart to knock his Mr. [master] John Wilkins on the head. And Further hee deposeth not. The deposition of Henry Metcalfe aged one and twenty years or thereaboutes sworne and examinied saieth as Followeth. This deponend saieth that the last yeare hee heard John Marshall saie that hee could Find in his heart to give his Mr.[master] John Wilkins A Kinge Henry knocke and Further he saieth not.

06-Jul-1640 6 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS STRANGE HOG

The deposition of Thomas Vincent aged twenty years or thereaboutes sworne and examined deposeth and saieth as Followeth. This deponent saith that about March last past hee went to the seaboard Side and there beinge hee could not find his Mrs. [masters] hogges the First daie but the next day he Found them, and sent them home by one Ralph a newe hand and that there was a strange hogge amongste them but whether it were his Mrs. [master's] ywa or noe this deponent knoweth n[ot] After which this deponent comeinge home and speakeinge of the strange hogge, his Mrs. [master] Mr. John Wilkins said unto him this deponent that hee this deponent should not K...... was .........

06-Jul-1640 7 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS STRANGE HOG

The deposition of Thomas Gascoyne had and taken in open Courte. This deponent sayeth that hee this deponent loste such A hogg and of such a Colour and about the same age and biggnes as the hogge nowe in question Concerninge Mr. John Wilkins, And A Boore as that was And that the hogg on Question have the same marke in the lefte Eare that this deponent giveth And as this deponent thinketh the right eare wa altered in the marke thereof. And firther this deponent sayeth not.

07-Sep-1640 14 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

07-Sep-1640 19 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS SERVANT KNOCKS ON HEAD

Forasmuch as this Courte hath this present day taken into a serious consideration as well the manie misdemeanors and refactory courses allsoe the injurious and unlawfull speeches of John Marshall by him the said Marshall Formerly used and spoken towardes and concerninge Mr. John Wilkins, which hath at large appeared by severall depositions Formerly deposed and this present day taken And whereas the same hath tended to such dangerous and ungodly action And being such ill president It is there upon thought Fitt and soe ordered by this Courte that hee the said John Marshall shall For his enormous offences comitted suffer and undergoe the punishment of thirty stripes upon his bare shoulders, As allsoe that 15- hee satifie his said Master For all such charges as hee is to undergoe and pay both unto the high Sheriff as allsoe For all the charges of Court in and about this said suyte And Futhermore and in consideration of the promisses hee is hereby ordered From henceforth to bee and remayne upon his good Abearance and well Behaviour.

It is thought Fitt and soe ordered by this Court that Walter Dickenson For such his obstinacies and offences as hath appeared unto this Court to bee by him comitted and towardes his Masson John Wilkins that hee shall therefore suffer and undergoe the punishment of twelve Stripes upon his Bare shoulders.

Finis

07-Sep=1640 20 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS RECOGNIZANCE AGANIST

Know all men by these presents that we John Wilkins and William Bur[dett?], of Accomack, gentlemen, have acknowledged that they owe our Lord the King the full sum sum of five hundred pounds of good and lawful English money to be paid to the same, our Lord the King, or to his successors, etc. (in latin) The condition of this present recognizance of five hundred poundes unto his Majes[ty] is such that if the above Bound John Wilkins of Accomack shall well and truly demeane and abeare himself in and concerninge all matters and particulars as well toward his Majestie as allsoe towards all his Majesties leige people Accordinge to his Majesties lawes in such cases of recognizance used and provided that then this present recognizance to bee voyd and of none effect or else to stand remayne and be in full Force effect and vertue.

Supra decus Johannes Wilkins et supra decus Williamus Burdett recognoverunt coram nos in aperta Cuia. Nathanoel Littleton, William Andrews, William Roper, John Neale, Stephen Charleton

03-Aug-1640 21 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

03-Aug-1640 22 CCR2 1640-45 MRS. JOHN WILKINS

Whereas it hath appeared unto this Court this present day that Mrs. Wilkins wife of Mr. John Wilkins hath formerly made an exchange of a mayde servant with Elizabeth Berry wife of James Berry which exchange was soe made by the earnest sollicinge and much importunity of the said Mrs. Wilkins, As allsoe it hath appeared that the said Mrs. Wilkins after such her exchange haveinge receased the said Berryres mayd shee most unconscyonably and dangerousely Beate her. Anad the Former servant of the said Mrs. Wilkins which is nowe the servant of the said Berry haveing humbly petitoned unto this Court for releefe as by the same on record doth at large appe[are] It is thereupon thought fitt and so ordered by this Court that Elinor Rowe, the servant exchanged and which is nowe at the said Barryes house shall there remayne and serve her whole Indented tyme and the other servant in like manner with Mr. Wilkins and that each of their Indentures be accordingely delivered by the said Berry and Wilkins wach unto other upon the ground of the said prtition and it beinge such An equitable and considerable case.

23-Nov-1640 41 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

23-Nov-1640 41 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS RECOGNIZANCE AGANIST

Know all men by these presents that we, John Dennis, Zachias Turner and John Little have acknowledged that they our Lord the King in the amount of one hundred pounds of good and lawful English money to be paid to the same, our English money to be paid to the same, our Lord the King, Lord the King, or to his successors, etc. [in latin] The Condition of this present Recognizance of one hundred poundes unto his Majestie is such that if the above bound John Dennis of Accomake planter do make his personall apparance att James Cittie before the Governor and Counsell att the next Quarter Court tnen and their held to prosecute against John Wilkins gentleman that then this present recognizance to be voyd and of noe effect or otherwise to stand and remaine in full force power and virtue.

23-Nov-1640 42 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS RECOGNIZANCE AGANIST

Know all men by these presents that we, John Wilkins of Accomack, gentleman, and Alexander Mountnwy of the same, planter, have acknowledged that they owe our Lord the King in the amount of one hundred pounds of good and lawful English money to be paid to the same, our Lord the King, or to his successors, etc. [in latin] The Condition of this present Recognizance of one hundred poundes unto his Majestie is such that if the above bound John Wilkins shall make his parsonall aparance at James Cittie before the Governor and Counsell att the next Quarter Court their heldto answare att the sute of John Dennis that then this present recognizance to be voyde or otherwise to stand and remayne in full force power and virtue.

--/---/1641 17 CRVES JOHN / ANNE NATHANIEL BORN

01-Jan-1640/1 53 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

11-Jan-1640/1 59 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS DEBTS OF

Wharas Thomas Joyner hath made it appear unto this Court this present day that upon the testimonie of Mr. Edward Robins who by a letter under his hand and also by a verball relation by him in his life tyme it did plainelie appeare that one parcell of goodes shippt Abord the John andwhich said parcell of goodes were miscarried, and an Order hath on and abought the recordie [?] of the aforesaid parcell of goodes in all seven poundes And whereas it did further appears that Charles Austin did receive the goodes nowe in question, It is theirfore thought fitt and soe ordered that Mr. John Wilkins shall deliver into the handes and possession of Thomas Joyner Five hundred and nineteen of tobacco one pound and 1/2 of beaver and one pound 2 shillings and 6 pence on monye which doth as wee are given to understand by the said Joyner remayne in the custodye of the said Mr. Wilkins it being properlie belonging unto the aforesaid Austin and also the said Joyner is to put in sufficient securitie to this Court to discharge them from anie person or persons which shall hereafter make anie lawfull clayme to the aforesaid goodes of the said Charles Austin.

01-Feb-1640/1 62 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

08-Mar-1640/1 66 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

29-Mar-1641 72 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

17-May-1641 77 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS SEEKS WARRENT

[ Mr. Obedience Robins his deposition ]

The deposition of Obedience Robins gentleman taken upon Oath before the Commander and the rest of the Commissioners this 17th of May Anno 1641 This deponent sayth that John Wilkins came unto him and desired him to take the Examination of John Leech which this deponent did accordingly and fynding in his Judgement being then Commander of the sayd County, that the busines was fowle, whereupon this deponant drew a Warrant with his owne hand for the apprehending of the three partyes mentioned in the sayd Leech his deposition But the sayd Wilkins did never demand the sayd Warrent, And further sayth not.

Juratur in Curia teste me: Obedience Robins
            Thomas Cooke Clericus Curiae

17-May-1641 81 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

17-May-1641 83 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS DEBTS OF

Whereas John Wilkins is and standeth indebted unto Peeter Walker one bushell and a halfe of Salt. It is therefore Ordered that the sayd John Willkins shall at the next Cropp satisfye, and pay unto the sayd Walker forty three poundes of tobacco strip, and smoothed in lieu of the sayd salt with the Charges of this Court. Otherwise Execution etc.

07-Jun-1641 88 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

06-Jun-1641 92 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

02-Aug-1641 103 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

13-Sep-1641 116 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

13-Sep-1641 118 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS CORN DISPUTE

It is Ordered by this Court that upon a difference depending betwen Andrew Jacobb, Alexander Mountney and Mr. John Wilkins about a scathe done in the Corn Feild of the sayd Jaccobb. That the sayd Alexander Mountney and Mr. Wilkins shall each of them pay unto the sayd Jacobb two barrells of Corn at this next Cropp, owt of which Fower barrells the sayd Jacobb is to pay onely one barrell for his full Rent unto Thomas Wyatt, and two barrells unto Alexander Mountney for the hire of a Cow. And that the Charges Expended in this suite shalbe equally payd by the sayd Alexander Mountney, Mr. Wilkins and the sayd Jacob.

20-Sep-1641 120 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

20-Sep-1641 122 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS MENTIONED

payment recived from the estate of Elis Taylor 22# of tobacco

20-Sep-1641 123 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS MENTIONED

payment recived from the estate of Elis Taylor 1 bar.2 bush. 2peckes. of corne.

05-Oct-1641 124 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

30-Nov-1641 127 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

07-Mar-1641/2 130 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

03-Jan-1641/2 138 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

03-Jan-1641/2 139 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS MENTIONED

The deposition of Samuell Chandler Sworne, and examined deposeth, and sayth as Followeth. This deponent saith, That in or about the First of Janurary last pastbeing at the house of Mr.John Wilkins did heare Anothony Linney acknowledge Eleven pounds nyneteene shillings to be deu unto John Foster to be paid either in goodes or Money, but because the speetialye was made to be paid at all demandes, the sayd Linney fefused to signe the sayd spetialtye. And further this deponent sayth not.

12-Jan-1641/2 20 GA JOHN WILKINS AS BURGESS

07-Mar-1641/2 138 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

08-Mar-1641/2 141 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

08-Mar-1641/2 143 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS DEBTS OF

It is Ordered by This Court that John Wilkins shall upon sight heerof put in sufficient securitye upon his Majestie in the penaltye of Five hundred poundes sterling for his apperance at the next Quarter Court, then and there to Answere the suite of John Dennis, and Pascho Crocker And in Case of his Non performance to make payment of what the Jurye in the sayd Cause hath formerly Awarded.

08-Mar-1641/2 154 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS WINDMILL TO BE BUILT FOR

[Anthony Lynney his deede to Mr. Robins and Mr. Wilkins]

Whereas it was formerly Covenanted and agreed between Anthony Lynny Milleright on the one party and Mr. Obedience Robins and Mr. John Wilkins on the other Partye That the sayd Anthony Lynny should build sett upp and finish a Wyndemill within the County of Accomack for their Use. In consideration whereof the said Mr. Robins and Mr. Wilkins is to pay unto the sayd Lynny Two hundred and Twenty poundsall the Iron worke of belonging and apperteyneing unto the Finishing of the said Mill. And whereas the sayd Lynny hath Received one hundred pounds sterling or thereabouts in parte of satisfaction for his said Labour Nowe Knowe yee therefore That I Anthony Lynny Millwright doe by these presents bynde confine and tye myselfe from the sayd of the date hereof not to take any worke in hand of any mans whatsoever untill the said Worke according to Covenente bee fully solely and wholely performed; And for the said Consideration in hand already Received and performance of the said Worke in regard of Martallity sake, I Anthony Lynny doe hereby binde and make over all my whole Estate and goods Moveable and immoveable as are mentioned in a Schedule he unto Annexed unto the said Mr. Obedience Robins and the said Mr. John Wilkins In witnes whereof I the said Anthony Linny have hereunto sett my hand and Seale the First day of Marcy 1641 [1642].

Anthony Lynny The Seale.

Signed Sealed and delivered
in the presence of
Edwyn Conaway Clericus Recordatur 27th die Aprillis Anno 1642

Teste me Edwyne Conaway Clericus Curiae [The scedule Annexed to the Deede.] A Scedule of the state and goods of Anthony Linny Moveable and immoveable taken and annexed hereunto the first day of March 1641 [1642] are as followith viz:

In primis 4 servants namely Tobias Mathewes for the tyme hehath to serve being Two yeares or thereabouts..Mathew Gunby for Two yeares.Thomas Hatcher for one yeare or thereabouts Nathaniel Moore for one yeare or thereabouts Fower Sowes Tenn Shoates George Thompson two bills for two Cowes Two feather bedds 4 Ruggs one needly yrought Coverlett Two Blanckett two paire of sheetestwo sutes of Curtins and Valance and two bedd steedes one Table frame and Carpett, one Trunck and one Chest, a dozen of Napkins and two Table Cloathes Two brasse Skilletts one brasse kettle a one iron Kettle and one iron pott a frying pann.

Recordatur 27th die Aprillis Annoque Domini 1642:
Teste me Edwyne Conaway Clericus Curiae

--/---/1642 676 PP JOHN WILKINS TRAVELLED OVERSEAS

(Note: his voyage to me would have been earlier as he was again on the court in May 1642 after an absence from April 1640)

--/---/---- 39 WEW JOHN WILKINS VOYAGE TO HOLLAND

25-Apr-1642 158 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

26-Apr-1642 163 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS ARBIRATION OF TOB. DISPUTE

Whereas it appereth to this Court by the confession of Mr. John Wilkins that Argoll Yeardley Esquire did disburst Five hundred 37 pounds weight of tobacco for the use of the said Mr. John Wilkins being imployed upon the County Affayres att an Assembly in Jaburary last It is therefore Ordered that the said Mr. John Wilkins shall within Tenn dayes satisfy and pay the said debt of Five hundred Thirty seaven pounds of tobacco unto the said Argoll Yeardley Esquire or his Assognee with Court Charges or els execution etc.

26-Apr-1642 163 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS ARBIRATION OF TOB. DISPUTE

Whereas there is a certayne difference depending Betweene Mr. John Wilkins and John Dennis and Pasco Crocker which Cause was referred by the Governor and Counsell from James Citty for thending and determyneing thereof Now upon the humble request and voluntary proferr of the said Mr. John Wilkins and John Dennis that they the said Mr. Wilkins and Dennis might Choose Five able and sufficient men (viz.) Mr. John Rosier Mr. William Berryman Mr. Luke Stubbins Mr. Edmund Scarbrough and Mr. John Stringar as Arbitrators to put a period to the said cause and that the said Mr. John Rosier should (if in case any difference bee) have a Casting voyce to conclude pf all the said difference and the Arbritrement to be finall. And for the Performance of the award and Arbitrement to the said Five Arbitrators they the said mr. John Wilkins and John Dennis in open Court doth binde themselves each one to other in the penaltie and Forfeitine of Five hundred pounds sterling to bee paid by him that refuset to stand to the award and Arbitration to whose request the Board (takeing into serious consideration and thinkeing it to be meete and requisite) did condiscend and allow.

26-Apr-1642 165 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS ARBITRATION OF TOB. DISPUTE

[Mr. Neale his Attestation] I John Neale of Accomack being the Attourney of Mr. John Wilkins att his going for England in the yeare 1636 Mr. Melling arrested him being not above three Moneths after the busines was dismissed at James Towne in the tyme of Capt. John West his Government Mr. Melling being as deeply ingaged in the matter as either Dennis or Pasco soe Mr. Melling Findeing that I bayled him came to mee and desired to have all differences Betweene him and Wilkins put to Arbitration soe I was content in Wilkins his behalfe soe Melling sealed a bond to mee of Five hundred pounds sterling, I doeing the like to him that Mr. Kemp Secretary should end it Melling bein for himselfe and the others as hee sayde, soe it comeing to be Arbitrated I shewed the writeingto the Arbitrator with a Cetificate from the commissioners hands of Accomack being Mr. Robins Capt. William Stone Mr. Burdett and Mr. William Andrews concerneing the behaviour of Wilkins, and the behaviour of Melling Dennis and Pasco the words to my best remembrance, were these that Wilkins they had bine all long acquainted with him, And that they never see nor heare by him of any ill Carriage towards any percon whatsoever, Contrary the Certificate they gave of Melling Dennis and Pasco was that they lived very basely and suspicously in the County, soe Mr. Secrtary findeing how the business was, told mee that an end should be putt to it, soe Melling att his comeing home to Accomack desired that the bonds migh bee cancelled betweene Wilkins And him and soe they were and all was ended dated this first of December 1640 this I averr to truth and wilbe deposed if I bee required therto.

John Neale
Recordatur 5th die Maii 1642
per me Edwyne Conaway Clericus Curiae

09-May-1642 166 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

09-May-1642 170 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS WINDMILL TO BE BUILT FOR

Whereas by vertue of a Deede under the hand of Anthony Linny Milwright deceased beareing date the first day of March last, It appereth to this Court that parte of thestate of the said Anthony was made over unto Mr. Obedience Robins and Mr. John Wilkins as is mentioned in a scedule annexed thereunto in Consideration of one hundred pounds sterling Received of the said Mr. Obedience Robins and Mr. John Wilkins by the said Linny in parte of satisfaction for the erecting and finishing of a Wyndemill in the County of Accomack for the use of the said Mr. Obedience Robins and Mr. John Wilkins which was not accordingly performed by the said Linny nor his Assignees. It is therefore though Fitt and accordingly Ordered That the said Estate of the said Anthony Linny deceased as is mentioned in a scedule annexed to the said deede shalbe remayne and continue in the possession of the said Mr. Obedience Robins and Mr. John Wilkins. As alsoe that the said Mr. Robins and Mr. Wilkins shall take care for the re- maynder of thestate of the said Linny until further Order

From Abstracts of the Wills and Administrations of Northampton County, Virginia 1632-1802 compiled by James Handley Marshall Picton Pess 1994 page 11

Anthony Linny, millwright - 9 May 1642 - Admtrs: Obedience Robins, John Wilkins. Elinor Linny widow of the dec'd retained part of his estate. The estate inventory taken by Mr. Obedience Robins, (Capt.) William Roper and Mr. John Wilkins.

31-May-1642 170 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

31-May-1642 171 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS ARBIRATION OF TOB. DISPUTE

Memorandum That whereas Mr. John Wilkins and John Dennis doth stand bound each to the other in the Summ of Five hundred pounds sterling to stand to the award and Arbitement of Arbitrators by thwm elected for thending and determyneing of Differences depending betweene the said Mr. John Wilkins and John Dennis and Pasco Crocker the said bond was this day demaunded in Court by the said Mr. John Wilkins and a bond by him the said Mr. John Wilkings with security tendred unto the said Dennis for payment of his tobacco and it was denyed by the said Dennis.

Teste me Edwyne Conoway Clericus Curiae

09-Apr-1642 178 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

28-Apr-1642 181 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS AS WITNESS

An Inventory of the goods and Estate of Anthony Lynny Millwright deceased taken before Mr. Obefience Robins Capt. William Roper and Mr. John Wilkins the 28th day of April Annoeqye domini 1642.

Imprimis a suit of Curtaynes and Valance one Redd Rugg two blanketts a Feather bedd, one pillow beere and one /joyned Bedsteede. one Table and forme and one small Indian Matt Two stooles and one working bench Fower Mathcock Chaers One small brasse pistoll and one small paire of Stilliards One bible and three Pictures in frames Two small peeces of stripe stuff, one looking glasse one Chest and one warming pann In a Closett within the Hall. 7 indian Bowles one wooden platter two Earthen panns one Powdering tubb two small Butter potts two Chizzells one pewter platter two small pewter dishes one pewter porrenger two brasse spoons one pewter salt and a peece of pewter bason. Fower falling Axes one pudding pann 1 earthern salt 1 old Churn2 old tubbs and three old Cases.

In the inward Roome within the Hall.

One Feather bedd one bowlster and one Rugg One Sute of Curtynes and Valance of stripe stuffe one joyned beddsteade one Indian Matt three Indian Matts more and an old trunck A Canvas ticking filled with straw one Rugg 5 weedeing hoes and 5 old Hilling hoes.

In the Hitching One small brasse Kettle and three Milk tubbs one pewter pott 3 brasse skilletts 2 trayes and one Sifting tray 3 sifters one fryingpann 2 iron pestell one Cowle and a tubb Two iron wedges one Cotton hammocke one gouge one drawin Knife and one slabb planck, 3 bushell of sale or thereabouts one shott bagg and one Powder horne 1 empty rundlett 1 paire pott racks two iron hooks and one Larrer.

The Servants. Thomas Hatcher to serve untill March next Henry Moore to serve two years and upwards Mathew Gunnby to serve one yeare and Ten Months Tobias Mathewes to serve one yeare and upwards

In the working house 3 whipp sawes three tenant[?] sawes 3 handsawes 10 agers 1 gimblett 4 paire of Chizells and 2 Gouges. 2 Carkeing Chizells one wrest 1 greate iron Chizell more 2 gouges and 7 small Joyners Chizells 13 Planes small and Greate 1 Froe one piercer and one hammer 1 pott and pott hookes 2 broad Axes 3 felling Axes and one Adds 2 pestells made of old gunns one pick Axe one paire of taylor sheares 2 small trayes fower trentchers and a pewyer 2 sifying trayes and one Indian Matt 2 sifters two old planeing irons a small parcell of old iron and sixe Swawood Boards and one Grindlestone 6 slabbs and a peece of a board. Some Indian Basketts.

Recordatur per me
Edwynne Conaway Clericus Curiae

18-Jul-1642 182 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

29-Aug-1642 189 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

29-Aug-1642 197 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

30-Aug-1642 201 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

30-Aug-1642 202 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS FINED FOR SWEARING

It is Ordered by this Court that Mr. John Wilkins shalbe Amerc't Thirty pounds of tobacco for sweareing a blasphemous Oath in the face of the open Court to bee disposed of by the next vestry.

20-Sep-1642 203 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

28-Oct-1642 208 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

28-Oct-1642 210 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS AS ADIM. OF ESTATE

Whereas by Act of Court beareing date tne 29th day of August 1642, it appereing to this Court by Specialty that the estate of Anthony Linny Millwright deceased did owe and stand indebeted unto Phillipp Taylor gentlemen Attourney of Mrs. Clayborne The Summe of Forty pounds sterling which Cause being Referred by the Governor and Counsell att James Citty to bee by us ended and determyned according to Law. It was then and there by us Ordered That if in case there should bee found by the neat Quarter Court following noe Administrator belonging unto the said Estate That then the said Mr. Taylor Attourney of the said Mrs. Clayborne should have satisfaction for the said Fourty pounds sterling out of the said Estate if it extend soe farr. And yhe said Order to take place according to precedency And now att the request of the said Mr. Phillip Taylor That whereas there are Administrators belonging unto the said Estate hee might have satisfaction for the said debt of 40 pounds sterling The Court have therefore thought requisite and doth accordingly Order that Mr. Obedience Robins and Mr. John Wilkins Administrators of the Estate of the said Anthony Linny deceased shall satisfy and pay unto the said Phillipp Taylor Attourney of the said Mrs. Clairborne, the summe of Forty pounds sterling out of the said Estate it it extend soe farr And this order to take place according to precedency.

28-Nov-1642 216 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

28-Nov-1642 220 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS AS ADIM. OF ESTATE

It is Ordered by this Court That Tobias Mathewes shall att or before the First day of March next satisfy and pay unto Mr. Obedience Robins and Mr. John Wilkins the full and just Quantity of Nyne hundred pounds of tabacco as they the said Mr. Robins and Mr. Wilkins are Administrators of thestate of Anthony Linny deceased And that the said Tobias Mathewes shallbe Freed and enlarg'd but shall not departe the County of Northampton until hee shall have Fully satisfyed and paid the said debt as aforesaid.

27-Dec-1642 253 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

03-Jan-1642/3 227 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

30-Jan-1642/3 243 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

06-Feb-1642/3 255 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

24-Feb-1642/3 263 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

07-Apr-1643 264 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

28-Apr-1643 265 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

28-Apr-1643 266 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS TOBACCO PAYMENT

It is thought Fitt and soe ordered by this Court That Mr. Alexander Mountney shall goe along with Jane Jackson Widdy Widdy unto John Dennis his house and there satisfy and pay unto her the said Jane Jackson Three hundred Twenty and sixe pounds of tobacco If the said tobacco bee good if not Mr. John Wilkins shall make present payment unto the said Jane Jackson.

28-Apr-1643 266 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS ABUSE BY OVERSEERER

Forasmuch as there hath this present day bine Complyant made to the Court that James Morphew overseer to Mr. John Wilkins hath most unhumanely beate and abused one John Williams an Apprentice unto the said Mr. Wilkins It is therefore thoight requisite and accordingly ordered that if att any tyme hereafter the sayde James Morphew shall beate or abuse the said Williams or any other servaunt belonging and apperteyneing unto the sayde Mr. Wilkins unlawfully hee shalbe for his last Censure by the Court.

28-Apr-1643 269 CCR2 1640-45 MRS. JOHN WILKINS

The deposition of Katherine Dewin. Averreth that George Willis by agreement was to have for his wives nurseing Mrs.John Wilkins his Child one heifer with Calfe a payre of shoes and stockings and a shirt Cloath.

Ann Barrett Averreth the same upon oath to be true.

28-Apr-1643 270 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS TOBACCO DELIVERY

The deposition of Elias Hawtrey taken in open Court.

This deponent saith That when Mr. John Wilkins was Receiveung tobacco of Alexander Williamson Mr. Wilkins delivered the bills unto the said Williamson with this Condituion that hee should pay a barrell of yeares unto Thomas Dewins sife and further saith not.

The marke of
Elias Hawtree

15-May-1643 275 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

15-May-1643 275 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS ANGER AT REC. UNSEALED NOTE

The deposition of John Glocester taken in open Court.

This deponent saith that when Mr. Yardley sent a noate unto Mr. John Wilkins the said Mr. Wilkins sent for John Williams his servaunt to reade the said noate and when the said Williams had read2 it hee told his said Master saying, it is an insult thing for a Commaunder to send such a noate untill both partyes come togeather for it is a thing that will hasten others to runn away for sending such a noate unsealed for god doth know how many hath reade it, And further sayth not.

The marke of
John Glocester

May-1643 276 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS WORKMAN INJURED IN LOGGING

The deposition of William Evans taken in open Court.

Saith That on or about the last of January past Fower of Mr. Wilkins his men were carrying of Loggs upon a hand spicke and the loggs slipp't of the Foremost handspicke And James Mprphew sayed unto Dickinson cannot you come after whereunto the said Dickinson Answeared saying my handspick is soe short I cannot carry. Whereupon the said Morphew tooke upp his handspicke and gave him two or three blowes And imeadiatly after the said Dickinson shewed this deponent his hurt and it was much about his hipp. and further saith not.

The marke of
William Evans

The deposition of John Marshall taken in open Court.

Saith That on or about the last of January past Fower of Mr. Wilkins his men were carrying a Logge of wood upon a handspickes and the Logge Slip't of the fore handspike And James Morphey sayde to Dickinson saying Cannot you come after whereunto the said Dickinson Answeared saying my handspicke is soe short I cannot carry. Whereupon the said Morphew tooke upp his handspicke and gave him two or three blowes and presently afterwards the said Dickinson shewed this deponent his hurt and it was blacke about his hipp. And further saith not.

John Marshall

15-May-1643 276 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS ABSENT SERVANT

Whereas it appereth to this Court That John Williams an apprentice unto Mr. John Wilkins hath absented himself from his Masters servive which offence the said Mr. Wilkins through the persuasions of Argoll Yardley Esquire hath Remitted. It is therefore orderd by this Court That for the offence in the like nature shalbe comitted by the said Williams the said John Williams shall have Twenty lashes upon his bare shoulders as a punishment inflicted upon him for the said Offence.

03-Jul-1643 283 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

03-Jul-1643 284 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

04-Jul-1643 286 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

04-Jul-1643 292 CCR2 1640-45 ANNE (-) WILKINS IN FIGHT

The deposition of John Broome taken in open Court.

This deponent saith That Mary Spillman comeing to the house of Thomas Dewin Kathrine the wife of the said Dewin and this deponent went with her the said Mary Spillman to the head of Kings Creeke and comeing back in Mr. Wilkins his Field Mrs. Wilkins did meete with this deponent the said Kathrine and Mary And Asked the said Mary Spillman saying why doe you report that my man Walter (see WEW-35 Dickenson servant of Anne Wilkins) stoled a pott of Butter and brought it to Nichola Parke and eate it. And soome words of distace past but what they were this deponent doth not very well Remember but the said Mrs. Wilkins gave the sayde Mary a slapp in the Chopps And called her whore twice or thrice And wished saying I would your father would pay my husband what hee oweth him And the said Mary Spillman answered saying I thinke that is done already. And further this deponent depseth not.

The marke of
John Broome.

The deposition of Katherine Dewin taken in open Court.

This deponent saith that comeing homeward through Mr. Wilkins his Fence att the last mett with Mrs. Wilkins and the said Mrs. Wilkins called Mary Spillman saying, you Long neck what was the reason that you reported that my Watt stoled a pott of Butter and carrued it to Nichola Parque and eate it And the sayd Mary replyed saying I did not, And the sayde Mrs. Wilkins called her saying, thou pissa bedd Jade, thou pistillett Jade the last yeare I save thee from the whipping post, Thy damm came the other day and had a cake or two of sope of mee I would they would pay my husband what they owe him and presently this deponents backe being towards them did not heare a blow and Mrs. Wilkins sayed thou pissbedd I will laye it on goe home and bidd thy damm take it of. And futher deposeth not.

The mark of
Katherine Dewin.

31-Aug-1643 297 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

31-Aug-1643 301 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS DEPOSITION OF

The deposition of Mr.John Wilkins Sworne and Examined in open Court.

This deponent saith That being on board the shipp belonging unto Mr.Richard Ingle Marrinor in the Cabbin Capt.Francis Yardley and the sayde Ingle had some words of Controversie But what they were this deponent Knoweth not but only they talked concering Rundheads and Rattleheads And in a discontented passion the said Ingle went on the deck of the said Shipp And the said Captayne Yardley followed him and immediately afterwards the said Ingle came into the Cabbin and fatch'rd a Powle Axe and Cuttles or a sworde Whereupon Argoll Yardley Esquire or Capt.Yardley stept unto him the said Ingle saying I arrest you in the Kings Name And the said Ingle Answered saying if you had arrested mee in the King and Parliments name I would have obeyed it for soe it is now And in a dominereing way florished his sworde and Comaunded all the Virginias asying gett you all out of my shipp soe weighed Anchor and went upp to Maryland And further this deponent cannot say.

The marke of
John Wilkins

Note: CCR2 p.301 William Berry gave depsition to the same
Note: CCR2 p.304 George Vaux (Veux) gave depsition to the same
Note: CCR2 p.162/4 Richard Ingles ship was the Ellinor of London in 1642
CCR2 p.270 Richard Ingles ship was the Reformation in 1643
CCR2 p.331 the Reformation has been renamed the Recovery in 1644

17-Sep-1643 50 WEW JOHN WILKINS WILL WRITTEN BY WM WATERS

--/---/1643 50 WEW JOHN WILKINS TRIP TO HOLLAND

on the trip also were William Waters and Francis Yeardley

30-Oct-1643 307 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

14-Nov-1643 311 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

20-Dec-1643 313 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

10-Feb-1643/4 325 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

10-Feb-1643/4 325 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS IND. SER. REFUSES TO WORK

Whereas it appereth unto this Court by Condition under the hand of Christopher Bryan that the said Bryan was to live with Mr.John Wilkins or his Assignes untill this next Cropp should bee Compleate and Fully ended and to put in three burrells of Indian Corne and to allowe one hundred pounds of tobacco for and in Consireration of his dyett Lodging and washing in Consideration whereof the said Bryand was to have one share of the Cropp of Corne and tobacco and the Keeping of one sow andher increase dureing the said tyme which Conditions the said Bryan doth on his behalfe utterly Refuse to performe. It is therefore thought Requisite and accordingly ordered by this Court That the said Christopher Bryant shall according to the said Condition on his behalfe forthwith goe and Remayne with Mrs.Anne Wilkins the lawfull Attourney of her husband Mr.John Wilkins As alsoe shall performe and fulfill all Act and Acts thing and things mentined in the said Condition or else to be and Remayne in the Custody of the Sheriff dureing the pleasure of the Court.

10-Feb-1643/4 326 CCR2 1640-45 ANNE (-) WILKINS

lawfull att of her husband (see above WBW)

10-Feb-1643/4 326 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS RING LOST (?)

The deposition of Hannah Mountney Widdow taken in open.Court sworne and examined. Saith That shee knoweth not what became of Mr. John Wilkins his Ring which hee before hee departed out of this Countrey pretended was lost neither did this deponent to her best Remembrance ever see it. And deposeth not.

        The marke of

Juratur in Curia         Hannah Mountney

23-Feb-1643/4 351 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

10-Apr-1644 357 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

30-Apr-1644 359 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

28-May-1644 360 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

28-Jul-1644 371 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

29-Jul-1644 376 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

04-Dec-1644 392 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

07-Jan-1644/5 394 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

10-Feb-1644/5 405 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

10-Feb-1644/5 407 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS REFUSES TO SIT IN COURT

Memorandum That Mr. John Wilkins being sent for by the Commissioners to come and sitt in Court the said Mr.Wilkins sent an Answer by the undersheriffe: which was that he had foresworne to sitt any more in Court therefore hee said hee would not come by reason whereof the inhabitants doe suffer in Respect Court cannot bee held.

01-Mar-1644/5 411 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

01-Mar-1644/5 412 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS DEBTS OWED TO

It is ordered by this Court that John Little shall forthwith pay unto Mr. John Wilkins the quantity of Eight hundred pounds of good Tabacco in Leafe with sufficient Caske to Contryne it being dew by specialty and Thirty pounds more of the like Tobcco dew by Accompt with the Charges of the Court or els execution etc. It is ordered by this Court that Martin Kennett shall forthwith pay unto Mr. John Wilkins the quantity of Eight hundred pounds of good Tabacco in Leafe with sufficient Caske to contryne it being dew by specialty with the Charges of the Court or els execution etc.

01-Mar-1644/5 413 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS DEBTS OWED TO

It is ordered by this Court that in case of a nihill dicit by the next County Court houlden at Northampton Henry Feild shall pay unto Mr. John Wilkins or his Assignee the just quantity of Eight hundred and Forty pounds og good tobacco in Leafe being dew by specilty with Court Charges or els execution et.

29-Apr-1645 425 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

28-May-1645 430 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

28-May-1645 432 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS DEBTS OF

Whereas it appereth unto this Court under the hand of John Wilkins That Henry Weede deceased did shipp him the said Wilkins seaventene hogsheads of tobacco for holland of the produce of which tobacco the said Wilkins was to give an Accompt unto the said Henry Weede or his Assignes, And to pay Capt. William Stone Tenn pounds sterling out of the said produce for the use of the said Weede which was not accordingly performed on the behalfe of the said Wilkins, And the produce of the said tobacco appereing to bee Twelve pounds Two shillings eight pence sterling monie by the Affidavit of William Waters gentleman. It is therefore Ordered by this Court that the said Mr. John Wilkins shall forthwith satisfy and pay unto the said Capt. Stone or his Assignes the Sume of tenn pounds sterling with eight pounds per Cent forebeareance in full satisfaction for the said debt dew out of the state of the said Weede, And it is Further Ordered by this Court that the said Mr. John Wilkins shall forthwith pay unto Richard Bayley who inter- marryed with the Relict and executrix of the said Weede the sume of Two and Forty shilling eight pence sterling being the Remaynder of the said L12 2S 8d or els execution etc.

28-Jul-1645 441 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

28-Jul-1645 449 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS DEBTS OF

It is ordered by this Court that Mr. John Wilkins shall at or upon the 20th of November next pay unto Anthony Hodgkins the quantity of Two hundred and Fifity pounds of Merchant- able tobacco it being formerly paid by the said Hodgkins for Smyths worke for the use of the said Wilkins, And whereas the said Wilkins doth deny that hee ever had two hookes sett downe in the said Smyths Accompt, It is likewise ordered that in case it be prooved the said Wilkins shall pay 50 pounds tobacco more and shall pay 8 pounds per Cent. forebeareance unto the said Hodgkins or his Assignee and Court Charges or els execution etc.

28-Jul-1645 451 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS ON JURY

Anthony Hodgkins vs Lewis White

28-Jul-1645 452 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS ON JURY

Edward Douglas vs John Hinman

29-Jul-1645 453 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

29-Jul-1645 453 CCR2 1640-45 JOHN WILKINS ON JURY

Henry Boston vs Mr. Obedience Robins

22-Sep-1645 454 CCR2 1640-45 john wilkins not present at court

From Northampton County Virginia Record Book.  Orders Deeds, Wills &c Volume 3 1645-1651.  Edited by Dr. Howard Mackey and Marlene Alma Groves, CG.  Picton Press, Rockport, Maine 2000.

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1 11-Nov-1645 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

2 11-Nov-1645 JOHN WILKINS FINED FOR NOT SERV ON JURY

Whereas MrJohn Wilkins was warned by Capt. William Stone high Sheriff of Northampton County hath chosen Mr Wilkins for his Attendance as foreman of the Jury, and the sd Wilkins having absented himself and not given his dew attendance. The Court doth therefore order that the sd John Wilkins shalbe amerc’d one hundred pounds of tobacco for his delinquency tobee disposed of as the next Vestry shall thinke fitt./

17 06-Jan-1645/6 JOHN WILKINS DEBTS OWED TO

It is ordered by this Cort that John Little shall forthwith delivr unto John Turner for the use of Mr John Wilkins the quanity of ffower hundred &7 ffive pounds of tob: and upon refusal the sheriff shall Seize upon the sd tob: and delivr it unto the sd Turner

06-Jan-1645/6 JOHN WILKINS DEBTS OWED TO

It is ordered by this Court that one hundred & Sixty pounds of tob: shalbe discounted out of the xecucon [sic] that Mr Wilkins hath ag the sd John Little it appering dew unto the sd Little upon oath by Accompt./

22 28-Jan-1645/6 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

29 28-Jan-1645/6 JOHN WILKINS SUIT WM WATERS VS WILKINS

It is though requisite and accordingly ordered that all differences depending between William Waters plt & John Wilkins deft are referred to a Jury to bee ympannelled at the next County Court houlden at Northampton for the finall ending & determining thereof And the sd Mr Wilkins shalbe there p’sent ppria psona [ in his own person] in respect there are Accons comenst agt of wch his Attorney is not Capable

28-Jan-1645/6 JOHN WILKINS DEBTS OWED

It is ordered by this Court that in the case of a nihil dicit at the next Countye Court houlden at Northampton Mr. John Wilkins shall pay unto Mr Peter Walker the quantity of three hundred pounds of tobacco & Caske it appearing dew by specialty wth the Charges of Suite or els exec.&c.

32 28-Jan-1645/6 JOHN WILKINS DEBTS OWED TO

Whereas Henry ffeild was arrest[ed] unto this p’sent Cort at the suie of John Wilkins and the sd John Wilkins having neither apped himself nor Attornry be psente it is therefore ordered that the sd John Wilkins shalbe pclaymed nonsuited and shall pay all Cost & Charges./

40 25-Feb-1645/6 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

42 25-Feb-1645/6 JOHN WILKINS DEBTS OWED TO

It is ordered by this Court that what debt Mr John Wilkins shall at the next Court houlden at Northampton make appe [appear] dew unto him from Nichola Parkque [Nicholas Parker?] shalbe satisfied & pd in the first place wth Court Charges or els exec. &c.

49 25-Feb-1645/6 JOHN WILKINS DEBTS OWED TO

The deposicon of John Wilkins taken in open Court

Saith That William Waters had the Sale of seaventeene hoghds of tobacco shipton board the Dutch ship for Hen: Weede dec: And the sd Waters sould the sd tobacco and did not pay this deponent any monie for it or any other Satisfaccon but this depont have divers tymes demanded Satisfaccon as it doth apper by hisoene confession if hee the the sd Waters had the Sale of the sd tobacco & whatit pducd. And further not./

The mark

Juratr in apta Curia                                                                             Of [his mark] John Wilkins

49 25-Feb-1645/6 JOHN WILKINS SUIT WM WATERS VS WILKINS

Wee finde That Mr William Waters shall pay unto John Wilkins Twelve pounds seaven shillings & eight pence Sterling monie and Thirty and ffower Rich dollars in goods according unto specialllllllllty and 200 lb of tobacco damage & Juryes Charge to be payde to be pd [sic] the tenth of May next, In the interim Mr Wilkins to bee responsible unto John Baddam for one hundred and ffiftie pounds of tobacco at the Cropp being the Juryes Charge

William Elliott Wilkins conclusion (The evidence makes it appear that Wilkins had acted as Weede's agent; the latter died before the dale of his tobacco could be consummated in Holland and the money returned to him. William Waters in turn acted as Wilkin's agent. Judgement was first given to Weede's estate against Wilkins and then to Wilkins against Waters. Weede's tobacco had been sold not in Holland, however, but in Hamburg. Wilkins and Waters had no doubt sailed on the same vessel; most likely Waters went on without Wilkins to Hamburg, where he realized £12/2/8 for Weede's 17 hogsheads. Wilkins meanwhile remained away from Virginia for some time longer and May have visited England.)

50 

The Court doth order that according unto the verdict of the Juyre Mr William Waters shall pay unto John Wilkins Twelve pounds seaven shillings & eight pence Sterling monie and Thirty and ffower Rich dollars in goods according unto specialty and 200 lb of tobacco damage & Juryes Charge to be payde to be pd [sic] the tenth of May next, In the interim Mr Wilkins to bee responsible unto John Baddam for one hundred and ffiftie pounds of tobacco at the Cropp being the Juryes Charge

51-52 25-Feb-1645/6 JOHN WILKINS SUIT WM WATERS VS WILKINS

Stephen Laroche debitor to Mr John Wilkins
For ffor dyett washing & lodging from the 15th  )
Of June until the last of September besides ) 400 lb tob
Want of pformance in making of two gardens  )
And one harbour
Wee leave this Accompt tofurther proofe./
The Cort doth Leave this Accompt to further proofe./
Mr John Wilkins debitor
L s d
tt for Counsell 00:  10:  00
tt for Sargents ffees  00: 08: 00
tt for Procktors ffees  00: 10:  00
tt for postage of Letters  00: 02: 00
tt for Receaveing ffive pounds  00: 10:  00
tt for Selling 4 hoggds of tobacco 00: 12: 00
tt to expense in my lodging 04: 00: 00
tt to 3 months tyme  12: 00: 00
tt ffoir monie layde by Capt ffra: Yardley
about the same employmt wth Mr Wilkins hid order
and turned ovr by Capt Yardly unto mee                   03: 01: 00
--- --- ---

Sume is

21: 03: 06

Wee the Jurors leave this Accomp to furthur proofe./
The Cort doth leave his Accompt to further proofe./

Mr Humphrey Price / Mr John Stringer / John ffoster / Mr John Cutt / Mr Geo: Clarke / Mr Thomas Hunt /

Mr James Barnaby / Tho. Powell / Roger Johns / John Dennis / Mr Sand[?] / Mr Bassett

60 29-Apr-1646 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

65 29-Apr-1646 JOHN WILKINS SUIT WM WATERS VS WILKINS

Whereas William Waters gentleman was employed upon a voyage for Holland by Argoll Yardley Esquire Mr Obedience Robins and Mr John Wilkins And whereas the sd Waters p’tendeth that hee hath not recd full Satisfaccon of the sd Mr Yardley or of the sd Mr Wilkins for his tyme & expence in the sd Voyage but only of the sd Mr Robins. The Court hath therefore thought ffitt that execucon against the sd Waters at the Suite of the sd Wilkins shall be suspended until the next Countye Court houlden at Northampton where the sd Waters is to havefurther tryall against the sd Mr Yardley & the sd Mr Wilkins

66 29-Apr-1646 JOHN WILKINS SUIT WM WATERS VS WILKINS

Argoll Yardley debitor for halfe this Accompt to William Waters
Li s d
In the West Indies spent 01: 16: 00
3li of John Grimsditch 03: 00: 00
p monie made of Henry Weede his tobacco 12: 08: 08
p borrowed of John Delonge  03: 17: 00
Recd for my father of Tho: Wright 00: 10: 00
Monie I had of Mr Wilkins 07: 00: 00
Pr John Delongo for my passage 05: 00: 00
For 16 months tyme 32: 00: 00

Sume is     

65: 15: 08

Halfe is     

32: 17: 10

72-73 29-Apr-1646 JOHN WILKINS ESTATE OF ANTHONY LYNN

Mr Wilkins to goods at outcrie  0372 Li tob:
Anth: Lynny his estate debitr
To Mr Wilkins for Tob: & Corne tythes at Eliz: City 0200 Li tob

67 29-Apr-1646 JOHN WILKINS DEBT OWED TO

It is ordered by this Court that Nichola Parqe [Nicholas Parker] shall satisfy & pay unto Mr John Wilkins the quantity of three thousand two hundred twenty & seaven pounds of Mrchtable tobacco & ffower barrels of good sound Indian Corne being dew by specialty wth Court Charges unlesse the sd Nichola Parqe can show just cause to the contrary./

75 29-Jun-1646 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

77 02-Jun-1646 JOHN WILKINS SUIT WM WATERS VS WILKINS

It is ordered by this Court that Mr John Wilkins shall discount ffive & Thirty Shillings Sterling monie According unto the late Act of Assembly wch William Waters gentleman it appring dew unto the sd Waters for ffactridge {factorage] & the Charges & the sd Mr Wilkins to pay Cort Charges./

84 28-Jul-1646 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

89 28-Aug-1646 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

96 15-Sep-1646 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

100 11-Nov-1646 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

102-103 11-Nov-1646 JOHN WILKINS MENTIONED IN DEPOSITION

The Deposicon of John Knight taken in open Cort the 11th November" 1646

This deponent saith that Mr Wilkins & Wm Demam[?] the deputy sheriffe meeting this deponent & Micholas Parker: The sd Wms[?] to say to Nicholas I arrest you att Capt Wormily sinc it is without bayle or manieprise: Mr Wilkins replied if you please I will be his bayle & see him forthcomeing att ye Cort hee replied I cannot take yor word without Bond: But as hee you are well known & yor word may be taken as well as yor Bond Then to Mr Wilkins you may goe home alonge with mee: When Wm Demane was gone about thirty paces[?] Mr Wilkins sd if Mr Robins bee any ways offended with you I will delivr you his prisoner And further saith not./

John [his mark] Knight

105 29-Dec-1646 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

106 29-Dec-1646 JOHN WILKINS JUDGEMENT AGAINST

Whereas it appreth to ye Court by specialty undr ye hand of Mr John Wilkins that hee standeth indebted unto Capt Roger Marshall ye sume of nyne hundred pownes of tobacco & three years foreberance It is therefore ordered that ye said John Wilkins shall make payment of ye said nine hundd pownds of Tob: wth forebearce/ & Court charges unto John Stringer Attor. Of ye said Capt Roger Marshall./ (unless hee can shew cause to ye contrary by the next Court) otherwise Execucon./

117 20-Jan-1646/7 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

123 10-Feb-1646/7 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

135 22-Mar-1646/7 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

139 22-Mar-1647 JOHN WILKINS HIS TOBACCO ORDERED VIEWED

upon ye peticon of John Cogan Mchant It is ordered yt Capt. William Roper, Mr Edward Drew & John Harloe bee requested & appointed to view certayne hodges of tobacco wch ye said Mr Coghan recd of John Wilkins gent. And in respect of ye said Mr Coghan his p’sent voyage [voyage] out of ye Countrye. It is desired yt this ordr may bee pformed And rept thereof made to ye Comissiosrs wth all convenit [convenient] speed that further ordr may bee (if occasion shall require.)

147 24-Apr-1647 JOHN WILKINS BILL OF DEBT

This bill byndeth us Mr John Wilkins & John Marshall Joyntly & severally our heyres Exrs & Admrs or Assignes to pay or cause to bee pd unto Hugh Yeo mrchant his heryes Exres Admres or Assges ye full whole & just sume of foure hundd powndes waight of good mrchantable Virginia Leafe tobacco. Att or before ye 10th of 8ber next ensueinge ye date hereof in witness of ye truth wee have hereunto sett our handes ye 24th of Aprill./

signed

the mrke of                                                                                   John [his mark] Wilkins./
Irelando[?] Lowe                                                                                        John Marshall./

Recordatr vicesimo primo die mense May Ano 1647
Tste me Edm: Mathewes Clir./

150 05-Apr-1647 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

153 ----------- JOHN WILKINS not present at court

155 05-Apr-1647 JOHN WILKINS JOHN VAUGHN VS WILKINS

The deposicon of John Marshall taken appta Cur April ye 5th Ano 1647./

Sayeth That Deodatus Curtis recd of Mr John Wilkins9for ye use of John Coghan Mrchant) one hogd of tobacco wch tobac was pd att ye Seaboard side, and foure hogdes of tobacco more att ye dwellinge howse of Mr Wilkins att Queenes Creek, also one hogd of tobacco besides ye said Curtis recd att ye same howse for ye said Mr Cogan his use upon condicon yt hee should pay Sixty powndes to Mr Stranguidge & Seventy three yo ye Gunnr of Mr Severne his ship ffurther ye said Curtis viewed & liked ye said tobacco and afterwards Mr Wilkins went up & recd his goodes But furthers not

John Marshall

Juratr in Cur. Die et ano Sup dit test me Edn: Mathewes Clir.

162 08-Aug-1644 JOHN WILKINS DEPOSITION OF JOHN BRANCH

The Seposicon of John Branch aged 22 years (or there abouts) sworne & examined before Arg: Yardley Esq., Capt Wm Stone, Mr Steph: Charlton and Mr John Wilkins this Sixth of August 1644./

(WBW text of deposition not transcribed by me)

183 29-Dec-1647 45 WEW JOHN WILKINS APP ATTY FOR DODSWORTH

(3N p. 96)An instrument from Philip Dodsworth of Popler in Stepney, Middlesex, was recorded, making Obedience Robins and John Wilkins his Attorneys. The instrument had been made on

WEW conclusin -Nov-1641, and its recording at this time proberly meant that Dodsworth had died
(WBW did not transcribe)

186 29-Dec-1647 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

186 02-Feb-1647/8 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

187 29-Jun-1647 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

188 29-Jun-1646 [?] JOHN WILKINS not present at court

189 29-Jun-1646 [?] JOHN WILKINS not present at court

191 29-Jun-1646 or 4 JOHN WILKINS WILKINS VS RANDALL REVELL

Whereas Mr Jno Wilkins arrested Randall Revell to this Curt upon an Accon [Action] of debt. And Forasmuch as ye sd Revell hath attended ye Court and there is noe psecucon neithr by the sd Mr Wilkins nor his attor: It is therefore ordered that ye sd Wilkins shalbe nonsuited & pay costs this Court./

196 29-Jun-1647 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

197 29-Dec-1646 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

198 29-Dec-1646 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

204 30-Aug-1647 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

214 30-Aug-1647 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

215 06-Sep-1647 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

216 06-Sep-1647 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

224 28-Oct-1647 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

228 28-Dec-1647 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

Also at Court Collonll Nathanll Littleton Esqr, Mr Obedience Robins, Capt Wm Rpoper, Mr John Wilkins, Capt Wm Stone, Mr Edm: Scarburgh, Mr Edw: Connawaye

 28-Dec-1647 ? JOHN WILKINS EDWARD DREW

It is ordered by this Court that Mr Edward Drew shall forthwith have execucon agt the estate of Thom: Knapton for one heyffor in ye hands of Mr Jno Wilkins formerly attached by the sd Edw: Drew for payment of foure barls of Corne & 2 hogdes & c wth Court charges./

 Recordatr p me Edm: Mathewes Clir Cur./

233 29-Dec-1647 JOHN WILKINS MARKED CATTLE

Whereas Rich: Warren hath informed ye Court that Mr Jno Wilkins hath accidentally mrked a Calfe of his mrke belonginge to ye sd Warren. It is therefore ordered yt Mr Wilkins shall forthwith delivr the sd Warren his Calfe & pay Court charges./

29-Dec-1647 JOHN WILKINS ORDER TO PAY GARDNER

It is ordered ye Mr Jno Wilkins shall make present paymt unto Luke Gardner Sixe Tunn of Hogdes or Caske wth charges. (according to condicion) or elc Exec./

234 29-Dec-1647 JOHN WILKINS PROB WITH SERVANT

It is the opinion of this Court that Mr Jno Wilkins his servants shall return home to their Maystrs service And behave themselves (as servants ought to doe) dureinge the tyme expressed in their Indentures./

Recorded p me Edm: Mathewes Cli Curr:/

(William Elliott Wilkins conclusion That this is an opinion rather than an order is puzzling. Did the court feel that the servants had Justification for running away, perhaps because of their treatment by Anne Wilkins or James Morphew ?)

238 14-Dec-1647 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

29-Dec-1647 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

239 01-Feb-1647/8 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

240 01-Feb-1647/8 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

246 02-Feb-1648 JOHN WILKINS PROB WITH SERVANT

Whereas compt [complaint] hath bene made to this Court by Mr Jno Wilkins yt his servants have in disturbeinge menaceinge mannr often expressed themselves in tearmes not fittinge to bee giv [given] their Mr [Master] (vizt) that they will not any longr bee his servants It is the opinion of the Court that they shall goe home wth their sd Mr & demeane ymselves [themselves] as sertes [servants] ought to doe in his service (according to their indentures)/

247 28-Apr-1648 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

251 28-Apr-1648 JOHN WILKINS APPRAISER OF MANE ESTATE

It is thought fitt & accordingly ordered that ye estat of William Mane decd shall forrthwth bee appaysed by Mr Jno Wilkins, Jno Dearman, Jno Stockley & Wm Guildin: And after ye appaysemt the same to be delivred unto ye Custody & possession of Mr Edw: Douglas And hee is to bee ronsable for ye same when hee shalbe thereunto Legally called unto whom of right ye sd est. maye concrne./

Recordatr p me Edm: Mathews Duodecimo die Clir Cur. Octobr Ano 1648./

252 28-Apr-1648 JOHN WILKINS CAME LATE TO COURT

Prsent more Mr Jno Wilkins./ (John Wilkins arrived late & sat on the bench)

253 20-May-1648 JOHN WILKINS DEBT TO HOLLOWAY

Owes Priscilla Holloway for 100 pounds of tobacco.
(WBW details not transcribed)

265 15-Dec-1647 JOHN WILKINS MENTIONED IN DEPOSITION

The dep: of Wm Pinley aged about 28 years Sworne & Exaied this 15th of Decembr 1647

Sayth That upon a tyme when this dept was att Mr Wilkins his howse att worke hee sd that hee was in Holland upon a tyme beinge wth Capt Yardley there came to them Rowland & tould them yt there was servtes to be had (if they would) Soe hee bought the[m] to ye howse where they were, And sent for an Interpretor who asked them what they would have him saye: Mr Wilkins made answr & sd that hee would have them to come to Virginia; this Guilbert made answr againe yt if hee told them yt they should goe theitr hee would nevr gett them But bid him tell them yt they should goe to Burdix[?] for hee sd that hee himself had beene basely used by these cuntrymen And for yt hee would remembr ym (if it laye in his powr)

Wm Pinley

269 28-Jun-1646[?] JOHN WILKINS not present at court

279 20-Jul-1648 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

289 28-Dec-1648 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

293 ??-Aug-1648 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

22-Sep-1648 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

20-Oct-1648 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

295 23-Nov-1648 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

297 27-Sep-1648 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

298 20-Oct-1648 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

20-Oct-1648 JOHN WILKINS LISTS OF THE GENERAL LEVYS & COLLECTIONS

this daye Capt Wm Stone, Mr Steph: Charlton, Mr Jno Wilkins & Mr Edm: Scarburgh the Collectors appointed by Act of Assembly for Northampton County p’sented in Court their pticulr accottes & Lystes of the genrall Levyes & Colleccons for ye publiq: And (beinge exaied) are found to bee just & pfect whereupon wee doe hereby signifye the same to ye right worll [worshipful] ye Gonrnor & Councll & Burgesses att James Citty whereby they obtayne their discharge./

299 12-May-1648 JOHN WILKINS INVENTORY OF THE estate of Wm Many [Mane?]

An inventory of ye Estate of Wm Many [Mane] appaysed the 12. of May 1648 upo[n] oath by us whose nanes are Subscribed./

Vizt.

(WBW details not transcribed by me)
Jno [his mark] Wilkins, Jno Derman, ffrancis Stockley, Wm Geldinge his mrke

302 06-Nov-1648 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

307 27-Nov-1648 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

316 08-Jan-1648/9 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

317 08-Jan-1648/9 JOHN WILKINS SUIT WITH JOHN MUTTON

It is ordered that ye Suite depend betweene Jno Mutton Plt. & Mr Jno Wilkins dft. Bee referred to ye next Court./

322 22-Jan-1648/9 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

324 22-Jan-1648/9 JOHN WILKINS SUIT WITH JOHN MUTTON

It is ordered by this Court that Jno Muttoone shall serve Mr Jno Wilkins until ye full tyme bee expired (accordinge to his Indenture.als exec./

333 28-May-1649 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

337 16-Jun-1649 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

339 09-Jul-1649 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

09-Jul-1649 JOHN WILKINS PETITION OF WHITE

Whereas Henr. White hath p’ferred a pet. Agt Mr Jno Wilkins That yr said Mr Wilkins denyeth to suffer him to followe his & those imploymtes wch hee is bound to followe. The Court hath thought fitt that ye sd Mr Wilkins shall pmitt & suffer ye sd Henr. White quietlye to followe his Croppe & othr imploymtes (as formrlye) Untill ye next Court. And that the said Mr Wilkins by himselfe (or his Attor.) make his appanc att the next Court holden upon the 28th day of this monthe rhen & there to shew cause to the contr./

340 28-Jul-1649 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

345-346 28-Jul-1649 JOHN WILKINS PETITION OF WHITE

Whereas Mr John Wilkins was by ordr of Court pcured att the Suite of Henr. White injoyned to make his apparnc. Att this Court and likewise Ann ye wife of ye sd Mr Wilkins was Arrested att the Suite of the sd Henr. White upo an Accon [Action] of diffamacon And fforasmuch as the sd Mr Wilkins hath made his appanc. To answr the Suite But ye sd White hath not attended himself nor by his Attor. It is therefore ordered that ye said Henr. White shalbe pclaymed nonsuited. And (accord. To Act of Asembly) pay ye damages; And costes & charges of the suite als.exec./

(William Elliott Wilkins conclusion It will be recalled that Anne had been cited before forrevilinge and opprobrious speeches" and for her attack on Mary Spilman. It is likely that she, in common with many of her contempories, had a tart tounge. John apparently joined her on this occasion.)

346 13-Aug-1649 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

357 28-Nov-1649 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

366 28-Sep-1649 JOHN WILKINS not present at court

367 29-Nov-1649 JOHN WILKINS PRESENT AT COURT

(William Elliott Wilkins The last time John Wilkins was on the Court.)

373-374 23-Jan-1649 JOHN WILKINS RECEIVES CATTLE FOR SHRIMPTON

Whereas William Shrimpton of Whitchurch in ye Country of Southton gent. Hathassigned unto mee Charles ffranklyn thirty ffive cattle of all sorts wch hee had in Accomacke in Virginia in ye Custody of Mr Dowglas: of Accomacke aforesd(Agent for the sd Mr Shrimpton  ffor the use of Margerie Hamby widdowe; And whereas the sd Charles Ffranklin by his Lre. [letter] (Acoppie whereof hee hath given to this bearer Rich: Hamby. Did intreate & authorize one Mr Wilkins of Accomacke in Virginia to receive ye sd Cattle of Mr Dowglas into his owne Custodye; (for my use.)………………… (WBW did not transcribe balance)

403 28-Apr-1650 JOHN WILKINS REPLACEMENT ON COURT

Mrd [Memorand] that this daye Mr Jno Stringer (by recomendacon of a lettr from the Hoble Wm Berkeley Kt Govrnor &c was admitted and sowrne a Comissionr for the County of Northampton./

403 28-Apr-1650 JOHN WILKINS CLAIM AGAINST ESTATE OF GEORGE CLARK

It is ordered by the Court that ye Admrstratrix of Mr George Clarke decd shall (accordinge to p’cedency) in the first place, forthwith make paymt unto Mr Jno Wilkins the sume and quantity of Nyne hundd & odd pownds of Tobac. And three barrels of Corne due p specialty. Als Execcon./

445 01-Dec-1650 JOHN WILKINS DEED OF GIFT JOHN BALDWIN

A note of pticulrs of what Mr Jno Wilkins gave freely unto Jno Baldwin wth his wife./

Impris ffoure Cowes: one Heyffor, & one Bull & three Barr. Of Corne; one horse; towe shones[?] One hundd. And fifty Acres of Land (in case there was soe much Land betweene ye towe Barnches. But not to come ovr the branch towards Mr Wilkins his land (WBW this was 50 Acres) one Bedd & boulster; one Rugge & Blankett. & three payr of sheetes. & one Pillow-beare; one table cloath; six Napkins & 3 towelles; three pewtr Dishes, six spoones; one candle-sticke; one Salt & a drame-cupp; one Iron pott one Kettle; & one brasse Kettle, All this is truth witness our handes Jno Derman, Hen: White./

Recordatr primo die mense December Ano 1650 p me Edm: Mathews Clir Cur

451 30-Dec-1650 JOHN WILKINS THREE SPANIARDS

The Depo of John Nuthall taken (app Cur)

Saith. That Mr Jno Wilkins about ye Massacyre yeare (WEW1644--the second Massacre) (being in Holland) meet wth these Spanyards (wch nowe question ye business about their freedomee.) And then imployed one Wm Robertes for ye gayneinge of them into Virginia. This depot heard ye sd Wm Robertes say unto Mr Wilkins that hee had interprted unto ye sd Spaniardes. That they should goe for Sea-men (wch they did not understand, nor wee them.) more saith not

John Nuthall/

30-Dec-1650 JOHN WILKINS THREE SPANIARDS

upon ye pet of Martyn Dilisamis servt unto Mr John Wilkins lately dec And after mature consideracon of his humble Compl (Relacon being had to the deposicons of mr Jno Nuthall, Jno Tolson, & john Doman) It is thought fitt & ordrd that ye sd Martyn Dilisamis bee ymediatly freed from his prsnt service. And that that[sic] hee have his Corne & Cloathes forthwith paid him by Mrs Ann Wilkins ye Relict of Mr John Wilkins wth Court charges. Als Exec./

31-Dec-1650 JOHN WILKINS DEED OF GIFT JOHN BALDWIN

The Depo: of Jno Derman taken (app Cur)

Sayth That ye Cattle & goods Nominated & expressed in a schedule (or manuscrip) prnted unto the Comissionres in ye Court this 31th of December 1650: was the [words crossed out] free guift of Mr Jno Wilkins decd (in ye tyme of his naturall Life) unto Mary ye wife of jno Nbawldyn furthr saith not

Jno Derman

31-Dec-1650 JOHN WILKINS DEED OF GIFT JOHN BALDWIN

Henry White deposeth to ye same effect. Witness his hand 31th of Decembr. Ano 1650./

Henry White/

454-455 28-Jan-1650/1 JOHN WILKINS WILL PROBATED

At a Court holden for ye County of Northton the 28th of January Ano 1650./

Present Mr Obedience Robins, Mr Wm Andrews, Mr Edward Dowglas, Mr Steph:Charlton, Mr Edm: Scarburgh, Mr Jno Stringer./

Mrd [Memorand] That this daye the last Will & Testamt of Mr Jno Wilkins late of Northampton County decd was pved (app Cr.) by the oaths of Edm: Mathews Clir & Jnp Marshall Planter./

23-Dec-1649 676 PP JOHN WILKINS WILL WRITTEN

NORTHAMPTON CO. WILLS & DEEDS 3, PP 238-39

In the Name of God Amen. I John Wilkins of Accomacke alias Northampton County in Virginia gent. Resolving by the permission and assistance of Almighty god forthwith to take a voyage for England. And consideringe with myselfe that all men are mortall not knowing how things maye interveene or wheather it shall please god I shall return againe or not, Doe hereby declare that by virtue of these presents, all former wills by mee made and signed are Revoked and made voyd. It is my present wilL & desire that / in case I shall change my beinge in this world before the hope of my returne into Virginnia, I doe give & bequeath unto my loveinge wife Ann Wilkins And my children which god hath blessed me with by her. my whole Estate Realle and personall; moveable & immoveable makeing her my indubitable Executrix of this my last will and Testament. And desire that my debts maye in the first place bee paid. In Testimony whereof I have subscribed my hand and put my seale this 23 Day of December ano 1649

Jno Wilkins

Signed Sealed & --                                                his marke

In The Pressence of                                               The Seale
Edm. Mathews Clerk
John Marshall

457 30-Jan-1650/1 ANNE WILKINS THE WILL OF EDWARD DREW

Ano 1650 vicesimo Octavo die mense Janura

Memorand that this day the last will and Testamt of Mr Edward Drew late of Northampton County decd was pved in app Cur by the deposicons of Mrs Ann Wilkins, Jno Marshall and Mris Hanna Mountney her attestacon./ (William Elliott Wilkins,He had accompanied Wilkins to England and had died in December also.)

30-Jan-1650/1 ANNE WILKINS THE WILL OF EDWARD DREW

The Depo: of Mris Ann Wilkins Jurat )in Cur)

Sayth. That Mr Jno wilkins her late husband decd since hee came England about ye tyme hee laye sicke told this dept that hee was p’sent att Mris Mountneyes howse when Mr Edward Drew his will was made by Wm Pinley also decd And himself was a witness unto ye will. Alsoe this dept remembreth yt her sd Husband told her that Mr Drew his wife was to have ye thirde of his Eatate. And Jno Dolby his children the rest but more sth not

Ann: [her mark] Wilkins

30-Jan-1650/1 JOHN MARSHALL THE WILL OF EDWARD DREW

The depo: of John Marshall taken (app Cur).

Saith That in ye monthe of Decembr last this dept was wth Jno Wilkins in his owne howse att ye wch tyme this dept asked him (iff hee if hee knewe of any will of Mr Drew.) Then hee told this dept that hee was a withess to ye will. And that Mr Drew had given unto his wife one third pte of his Estate and unto Jno Dolbey his children the other third. More sth not

John Marshall./

04-Jan-1651 HANNA MOUNTNEY THE WILL OF EDWARD DREW

Through the request of Jno Dolbey Mris Mountney came to testifye for ye endinge of controvrsie what she knew Concrneinge ye will of Mr Edward Drew lately decd To wch this depot repythe: I asked my sonn William Pinley whether Mr. Drew had a will or not not[sic] & hee answrd hee had for I William Pinley writt it And Mr Jno Wilkins & I am witness to it The Dept furthr saith yt she sawe her sonne write it in her howse And they went from her howse to ye water side (as she heard afterward saye it was to sign it.

Hanna Mountney

Juratr Quarto die Januar Cora Obedience Robons Et [sic ] Edw: Dowglas./

458 06-Dec-1649 JOHN WILKINS EDWARD DREW’S WILL WHICH HE WITNESSED

In the Name of God Amen I Edward Drew beinge intended by the help of god to make a vpyage for England doe herby make my last will & testmt (if in case it shall please god to dispose of mee otherwise than I expect) in not returneinge backe: I give unto my wellbeloved wife Mary Drew. The third pte of all my Estate/ That is to say a third pte of the land I nowe am possessedon; And ye third pte of all my goodes & Cattalles wth all ye howse & howseinge that she nowe remayneth in for her life.;without any lett or mollestacon of any pson whatsoever And after her decease All my Land wth the howseinge theretobelongeinge I leave unto Edward Dolbey Eldest sonne unto Jno Dolbey: And the towe thirds of my Estate I leave unto Jno Dolbey for ye Sole & pp [proper] use of his children to be equally devided betwixt them; that hee hath or shall have by Margarett his wife: And I leave my wife & Jno Dolbey my Lawfull Exres witness my hand this twenty sixth of Decembr 1649./

Witnessed                                                     Edw: [his mark] Drew
Jno [his mark] Wilkins
Wm [his mark] Pinley

Recordatr decimo Quito die mense ffebur. 1650 p me Edm: Mathewes Clir Cur

459 29-Jan-1650/1 JOHN WILKINS TEASTIMONY OF OBED. ROBINS

Vicesimo Nono die mense January Ano 1650 prsent ut antea./

The Attestacon of Mr Obedience Robins given (in Cur)./

Saith Tat comeinge unto Mr Edward Drews to visit him in his sicknes, meet wth Mr Jno Wilkins there & had wth him some discourse about Jno Bawldyne his non prormance of ye buildinge (wch hee had undertaken for him; in wch hee sd the sd Jno Bawldyne had done very discourteously by him And was very Chubbed[?] to his wife in his absence, And further hee told this Depot that heard that JnoBawldwyn sought after some Cattle that were in a formr will you have ye will (said ye Mr Wilkins) Have you not? Who answerd yes: Mr Wilkins Replyed then Keepe it. But more sth not

Obedience Robins

460 07-Feb-1650/1 ANNE (-) WILKINS DEED OF GIFTS

These are to testifye & declare to all & evry one of whome these concrne that Ann Wilkins widdowe doth sett apart for ye use of such Children as she had bu Mr Jno Wilkins as followeth. Ffor John Wilkins ffive Cowes & their increase, A young mare to be sett apart for his use (after ye towe first foales.) As asloe a Bedd & furniture belongeinge unto it: a gun three pewtr dishes & a pott; & towe breedeinge Sowes att daye of marriage (aut alias[?] att age As alsoe a Table cloath & halfe a dozen of Napkins And for ye other five children that they have each set apart for their use ffour Cows wch they are to receive wth their Increase & each a Bed and furniture. And for the Sonnes. Nathll & Argoll each a gun. And in soe farre that their bee Increase of ye mare that ye aforesed Mris Wilkins nowe possesseth, that then each Sonne & Daughtr shall have a Mare or a Horse: These concluded this seaventh of ffebur. Ano. 1650./

Test {his mark] Lewis White                     Ann [her mark] Wilkins
Peter Wraxall
Jno Marshall./

Recordatr vicesimo septimo die mense febuary Ano 1650./ test me Edm: Mathewes Clir Cur/

--/---/1649 676 PP JOHN WILKINS AMSTERDAM & HAMBURG

--/---/1649 48 WEW JOHN WILKINS VOYAGE TO ENGLAND

Gone for about 11 months

---Dec-1650 48 WEW JOHN WILKINS DEATH

(Note WBW seems strange That John Wilkins & Edward Drew old friends shoul die so soon after returning from England)

---Feb-1651 51 WEW ANNE (-) WILKINS MARRIED REV THOMAS HIGHBY

The marriage probably took place between the 7th and the 18th of the month, as court items indicate.

From The Formation of a Society on Virginia's Eastern Shore 1615-1655 by. James R. Perry University of North Carolina Press, 1990; p. 187.

The first reference to Higby as being on the Eastern Shore was in 1649. In the fall of 1650, he sued Susanna Brothers for Allegedly breaking a contract to marry him. He lost his suite but gained an alternate bride by early the next year, when he married Ann, the widow of John Wilkins. Highby appeared frequently before the court. His litigious record included, among other conflicts, a battle with his stepson-in-law. In addition, Highby and his wife were in court several times for slandering Grace and Obedience Robins, two of the oldest and most respected residents of the county.

By the 18th, when Anne had a disagreement with Grace Robins (wife of Obedience) about an unspecified matter, she was Mrs. Higby. Higby had apparently bee making a vigorous effort to find a wife. He had claimed a contract of marriage with Susanna Brookes on 30 October 1649 but the but the petition was dismissed. (3N p 232)

From Northampton County Va Orders, Deeds, & Wills 1651-1654 Book IV.  Transcribed by Frank V. Walczyk.  Published by Peter’s Row 27 Thomas Street Coram, NY, 11727

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4 28-Jan-1651 JOHN WILKINS TESTIMONY OF WM. WATERS

The Deposition of Mr. Wm. Waters taken (apper cur) saith that he made a will for Mr. John Wilkins dec’d bearing date the 17th day of September 1643 and himself was witness there unto. Therefore depondent saiththat each particular wxpressed and contained in the said will was according to the real act and deed of the said Mr. John Wilkin but more saith not.

47 09-Dec-1651 JOHN WILKINS CLAIM AGAINST ESTATE OF GEORGE CLARK

Lt. Wm. Waters his account of the estate of Mr. George Clark Paid to Mr. John Wilkins 1240 and cask

114 29-Dec-1652 JOHN WILKINS THREE SPANIARDS

The deposition of John Toulson taken (appear cur) saith: that Martyn Discora (now serving unto Mr. Thomas Higby who married the relick of Mr. John Wilkins dec’t agreed in Holland with Mr. John Wilkins for wages to be paid in money per month more saith not.

John Toulson

114 29-Dec-1652 JOHN WILKINS THREE SPANIARDS

The depo of Lewis White taken apper cur 30 December 1652 saith: that he heard Mr. John Wilkins say that (if Martyn Discora would serve two years truly, and duely after Martyn Dillysamns then he should be free.

Lewis White

114 29-Dec-1652 JOHN WILKINS THREE SPANIARDS

The depo of Tho. Poyer taken apper cur die present saith: that he heard Mr. John Wilkins say that if Martyn Discora would serve two years longer then Martyn Dillysaing he should be free and furthur saith not.

Tho. Poyer

114 29-Dec-1652 JOHN WILKINS THREE SPANIARDS

The depo of Tho. Shephard taken apper cur due present saith: that he heard Mr. John Wilkins sat at the house of Lewis White that if Martyn Discora would serve two years longer than Martyn Dillysaing then he should be free and furter say not.

Tho. Shephard

114 29-Dec-1652 JOHN WILKINS THREE SPANIARDS

The depo of Tho. Leatherbery taken apper cur die present saith: that Mr. John Wilkins did desire him to speak to Marytn Discora to know how long he would serve him and foul weather falling oui I going then home. But at my return that Marytn Discora and he had done, and I asked him, how, and he replied (that before Lewis White and his people) he had ended and that he should derve him two years longer then

Tho. Leatherbery

114-115 29-Dec-1652 JOHN WILKINS THREE SPANIARDS

Fore as much as Martyn Discora hath this day plainly made appear to the court by the depsitions of John Toulson, Lewis White, Tho. Poyer, Tho. Shepard and Tho. Leatherbery that per agreement with Mr. John Wilkins dec’t (his late master) (if the said Martyn Discora would serve him two years longer than Martyn Dillsaing) the said Mr. John Wilkins promised that he should be freed (which it appeareth he hath performed, as is manifeasted by particular pertenent expressions in the said depositions afore mentioned that the said Martyn Discora (according to law and equality, cannot any longer be detained a servant. Its therefore thought fit and ordered that the said Martyn Discora be fortheith freeded and cleared from any further engagement or service from him (or any relation to him) its further taken into consideration and ordered that Mr. Thomas Higby (according to the known custom of Virginia) shall upon demand within 29 days make payment unto the said Marytn Discora the corn and cloths due to him with charge in the suit. Atr exec

--/---/1655 53 WEW THOMAS HIGHBY DIED

From Abstracts of the Wills and Administrations of Northampton County, Virginia 1632-1802. Ccompiled by James Handley Marshall.  Picton Press, 1994; page 47.

Thomas Highby, minister - 19 Nov. 1654-28 Mar. 1655 - to my loving wife Anne Higby my entire estate. Wife extrx. Witt: John Dickson, Thomas Cook, Edward Goodyn.

The widow Anne married Henry Voss.

From: The Early History of The Eastern Shore of Virginia.  Ye Kingdome of Accawmacke or The Eastern Shore of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century.  By Jennings Cropper Wise.  The Bell Book and Stationery Co., Richmond, Virginia, 1911

Page# 265 ….. Thomas Higby, a clergyman of questionable character, for, in 1652, (WBW 1650) he himself presented to the court for slandering the Colonel.ieObedience Robins. Higby married Grace, (WBW Anne) the widow of John Wilkins, and died in 1662 ( WBW 1655). His widow survived him twenty years. He was dismissed from his office probably as a result of his loose tongue, ………….

(WBW this shows how you need to double check secondary sources)

--/---/1656 PP ANNE (-) WILKINS MARRIED HENRY VOSS

30-Apr-1660 NORTHAMPTON CO DEEDS & WILLS ( 1657-66 P.66 ) and VA. HIST. MAG VOL ? P. 404 ANNE (-) WILKINS DEED TO SONS

John Wilkins died 1649 aged about 57 years leaving his wife whose true name seems to have been Anne and several children. The widow married a man names Voss who soon left her a widow. In a deed bearing date April 30, 1660 Anne Voss "late wife of John Wilkins of Northampton County deceased" states that her husband John Wilkins in his last will and testament bearing date Dec. 3, 1649 did give me and his children his estate etc. now therefore for the natural love and affection I bear for them do give my two sons two plantations, granted unto my said deceased husband by patents, one bearing date 1640 being 600 acres - which I give to my son John Wilkins. Ye other patent bearing date of March 10, 1637 being 500 acres of land on Kings creek, I give to my son Nathaniel Wilkins.

5-Oct-1665 NORTHAMPTON CO DEEDS & WILLS (1657-66 P.231) and VA. HIST. MAG VOL ? P. 404 JOHN WILKINS II DEED TO NATHANIEL

The above deed was supplemted by a deed dated Oct. 5, 1665. as follows. John Wilkins son and heir of John Wilkins late of Northampton Co., Va. deceased. Whereas my mother Anne Voss widow has given my brother Nathaniel Wilkins one dividend of land containing 500 acres on Kings creek etc. ------ .

--/---/1662 HENRY VOSS DIED

From Abstracts of the Wills and Administrations of Northampton County, Virginia 1632-1802.  Compiled by James Handley. Marshall Picton Press, 1994, page 54.

Henry Voss (intestate)-28-Aug. 1662-Admtrx: Anne Voss widow of the dec'd. Apprs: (Capt.) William Jones, (Capt.) William Andrews, John Michael, (Capt..) John Savage.

From Northampton County Va.  Orders, Deeds, & Wills 1651-1654 Book IV.  Transcribed by Frank V. Walczyk.  Published by Peter’s Row 27 Thomas Street,  Coram, NY, 11727

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6 28-Feb-1650 ANN IN ANOTHER DISPUTE WITH GRACE ROBINS

Upon the complaint of Mrs Grace the wife of Mr Obedience Robins having made appearance by the oath of Mr. Samuel Sand, Surgeon, that Ann the wife of Mr. Thomas Higby hath in a scandalous defamatory name abused the said Mrs Robins (in saying that she is a gin red person) it is there fore the opinion of the Court though fit and ordered tha the said Mrs Ann Wilkins shall this present Court and publicly make acknowledgment of her default and upon a Sabbath day likewise in the open congreation.

Upon the motion of Mr Thomas Higby appeal in the cause was granted for James City to be heard before the honorable the Governor and the worshipful, the counsel upon the sixth day of March Court next provided that the said Mr Highby put in sufficient security for damages (in case he cast) according to the actof assembly

Recorded 28 day mensis March 1651 by me Edm. Mathews

8 18-Feb-1650 JOHN BALDWIN VS ANNE

Upon cosideration of the suit by John Bawldyn aganist Ann Wilkins the relict of Mr. John Wilkins dec’d concerning cattle he claimeth due unto him by the marriage of Mary the daughter of the said Mr. Wilkins. It is thought fit and ordered by the court that Mr. Thomas Highby (who hath married the said Mrs. Ann Wilkins) shall (out of the said estate) forthwith upon demand make delivery unto the said John Bawldyn six heifers of two years old a piece, and one bull the same age. The said cattle appearing due by the declaration of the said Mr. John Wilkins under his hand and the attestment of Mr. Obedience Robins and in case that the said Mr. Thomas Higby shall refuse to perform this order that then execution shall proceed for the original demand with court charge.

9 18-Feb-1650 ANN IN ANOTHER DISPUTE WITH GRACE ROBINS

Upon the contempt of Mr Wm Waters on the behalf of her mother Mrs Grace Robins concerning a different deposition between her and Mrs Higby. It is thought fit and ordered that a corporel warrant shall forth with issue out against Ann the wife of the said Mr. Thos. Higby whereby the sheriff may fortwith be authorized to take her into his custody and to keep her prisoner until she shall perform the order entered against at the suitw of the said Mrs Grace Robins (hearing date the 18 day of this instance Feburary 1650)

Recorded at 8day March 1651

84 28-Sep-1652 ANNE’S MARRIAGE TO HIGHBY USED TO SET A DATE

The depo: of Tho. Butteris taken (appear cur) 28 September 1652 depo saith that the day after Mr. Tho. Highby was married unto Mrs. Wilkins ………………………

(WBW this event was only for the setting of a date balance of entry not transcribed)

From Northampton County Virginia Record Book.  Deeds, Wills &c Volume 5 1654-1655.  Edited by Dr. Howard Mackey and Marlene Alma Groves, CG, Picton Press, Rockport, Maine, 1999.

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59 04-Sep-1654 HIGHBY VS HAWLEY

Quarto die September 1654 p’sent ut ante./

It isordrd by ye Court That an Attachmt shall fortwth proceed att ye suite of Mr Thomas Higby (Minister of ye lowr parrish of Northampton County who marryed ye Relict of Mr John Wilkins decd) agt soe much ye Estate of Capt William Hawley of Maryland where ye same maye bee founde in Northon County as shalbe suffict to bee ronsable [responsible] for a debt of Eight hundd poundes of Tobac. & Cske wth Court charges. (due p spec. ) until a legall tryall shall be determine the same./

220 28-Feb-1654 HIGHBY VS NEWTON

This daye Thomas Newton by his Humble pet [petition] declared to the Court yt Mr Tho: Higby dwcd; hired him lasy yeare for his imploymt in a cropp (wherein ye sd Tho: Newton did exptess & pforme his best indevres to ye Extent of his abillitye The agreemtw Mr Tho: Higby was to give ye plt. One Thousand eight hundd pdes of Tobac & caske; Towe barrels of Corne; & to cleare ye petr of his taxes; & dutyes (& noe pte thereof satisyed;) It is therefore ordrd (in case Mrs Ann Higby widdowe & Executrix of Mr Tho: Higby) shall not by ye next Court holden att Jno Dolbys make paymt unto ye sd Tho: Newton ye sd sume one Thousand eight hundd pdes of Tobac & caske; Twoe barrels of Corne; Taxes & dutyes wth Court charges als exec./

273 (no refrence this page WBW)

From Northampton County Virginia Record Book.  Deeds, Wills &c Volume 6 and 7-8 1655-1657.  Edited by Dr. Howard Mackey and Marlene A. Groves, CG, Picton Press, Rockport, Maine, 2002.

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237 24-Sept-1657 ANNE’S GIFT OF BLACK NANNY TO DAUGHTER LYDIA

I doe by these [this] p’sent writeinge freely bestore & give unto my Daughter Lydia Wilkins A Negro Mayd Child borne of the body of my Woman Negro called by the name of Black Nanny in the mounth of July 1667 the Negro Child beinge called by the Name of Dorothy & the sd Lydia to have & keepe the sd Child with the Increase thereof (without any lett or molestation from mee or my heires, or any other) for ever. In Witnesse of which that noe one shall Molest her, I have hereunto sett my hand this fourth daye of September 1667.

Wittnese                                                                                     The m’ke of
John Worgan                                                                               Ann [her mark] Voss
John Needs [?]

Recorded the 24th of September 1667 p me Will: Mellinge Cl: Cu: Com: Northton 237

From Northampton County Virginia Record Book.  Deeds, Wills &c Volume 7 1657-1666.  Edited by Dr. Howard Mackey and Marlene A. Groves, CG, Picton Press, Rockport, Maine 2002.

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47.48

03-March-1658 JOHN WATERSON TO MARRY FRANCES WILKINS

To all Christian People to whom these presents Shall Come Know ye that I John Waterson of Northampton County in Virginia Tailor purposing by Gods help to take to Wife Frances Wilkins Daughter to Mrs Ann Voss and for the Love & Affection I bare unto her have freely & absoulutely given granted assigned & made over and by thus present Deed of Gift do freely and absolutely give grant assign and make over unto the Said Frances Wilkins her Heirs Executors Admrs or Assigns the first Mare Colt with all her Increase that Shall fall to a gray Mare that was formerly given her by her Mother as also two Cows with all their Increase both being underhalved on their right Ears & Swallow tailed on their left Ears the one them being a black Cow with a white bely called by the Name of Frank the other being a black Heifer about three years old with Some white Spots about her to have haod possess & Enjoy with all their Increase to her the Said Francis Wilkins her Heirs Exrs Admrs & Assigns for Ever without the Lett Hinderance or Molestation of me ye Said John Waterson my Heirs Exrs Admrs & Assigns utterly declaiming [sic] any Right Title or Interest to them or any of them or their Increase and thereto I bind my Self my Heirs Exrs Admrs firmly by these presents in Testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal this first Day of March Ano: Do: 1658.

John Waterson
The Seal

Signed, Sealed & delivered in ye presence
Of us Wm Melling
Nathaniel Wilkins

Recorded p me John Boys May ye 2d Cl Cur

30-Apr-1660 ANNE’S DEED TO CHILDREN

To all Christian People to whom these presents Shall Come Know ye that I Anne Voss late Wife of John Wilkins of Northampton County deceased According to his last Will & Testament bearing date the third day of December one thousand Six hundred forty Nine did give & bequeath unto me and his Children wch God have blessed me wth by him his whole Estate real & personal Now So it is yt is hath pleased God to have some of my Children to ye Years of Maturity & ye rest of them drawing on & my Self growing into Years And for ye tender Love & Affection yt I bear unto my Said Children & to fulfil ye Will of my Said deceased Husband do hereby declare yt I do freely & absolutely give & Enfeoff my two Sons wth two plantations lying & being in ye County of Northampton granted unto my Said deceased Husband by Several patents one of them bearing Date ye 28th of October 1648 ( should be 1638 WBW) being Six hundred Acres of Land lying and being on ye Seabord Side Adjoining to ye Land of Coll Obedience Robins wch plantation & Divident of Land containing Six hundred Acres before mentioned with all ye Rights & priviledges thereunto belonging I give unto my loving Son Jno Wilkins forthwith to possess & Injoy As his own proper Estate to him Wilkins his Heirs Exrs Admrs & Assigns for Ever And ye other patent bearing date ye 10th of March 1637 being five hundred Acres of Land binding Southerly on Kings Creek & Westerly on ye Secteraries Landbeing ye Land I now live upon wch Land with all ye Rights & priviledges thereunto belonging I do give unto my loving Son Nathaniel Wilkins freely to possess & Injoy at ye Hour of my Death to him his Heirs Exrs Admrs & Assigns for ever also during my Said Lifr that my Son Nathaniel Wilkins shall have priviledge to make use of So much of y Land as he Shall have Occasion to tend & Manure provided that he neither trouble nor Molest nor my Husband nor any [body ] else that belong unto us durning my Natural Life And this my Act & Deed I do affirm to be according to ye last Will & Testament of my Late Husband I being left Sole Executrix for ye dividing of it And in Testimony that this my Sole Act & Deed I have hereunto Set my Hand & Seal ye 30th of April 1660

Ye mark of
Anne [her mark] Vosse

ye mark of                                                          ye Seal

Witness Richard [his mark] Baley                         William Jordan

Ye mark of

Arthur [his mark ] Upshott                                     Acknowledged in open Court ye 30th of April
                                                                             1660 by Mrs Ann Vosse as her Act & Deed

Teste Robt: Hutchinson Cl Cur

04-Nov-1662 ANNE’S DEED TO CHILDREN

The Word Heirs not being menconed on ye other Side wch was then Inteded and now performed by these Words Wch ye Law require binding me my Heirs Exrs Adnrs to Confirm all things belonging unto ye within mentioned premises unto ye sd Nathaniel Wilkins his Heirs Exrs Admrs & Assigns together wth ye Benefit of Half ye Ochard Signed this 16th of October 1662 It’s further agreed upon that if ye Sd Nathaniel Wilkins die without Issue the premises to return unto John Wilkins & his Heirs for Ever

Ye marke of
Anne [her mark] Voss

Witness Wm Andrews                     John Waterson

The above written Acknowledged in open Court ye 29thth of October 1662 by Mrs Ann Voss as her Act & Deed to her Son Nathaniel Wilkins Teste Robt Hutchinson Cl Cur Co Northton
Recorded ye 4th of November 1662 p me Robt Hutchinson Cl Cur Co Northton

327-328 23-Nov-1665 JOHN WILKINS ACKNOWLEDGES ANNE’S GIFT TO NATHANIEL

To All Christian People to whom this present writing shall Come Know ye that I John Wilkins of Northampton County in Virginia Son & heir of John Wilkins late of the said County deced that Whereas my mother Ann Voss Widow hath by her Deed of Gift bearing date the 30th of April 1660 given R granted after her decease unto my Brother Nathaniel Wilkins one Divident of Land containing Five hundred Acres lying and being in the the said County of Northampton bounding on the Secretarys Land and Kings Creek hath since by her Deed of Lease bearing date the 14th of September 1662 for Consideracon of two thousand pounds of Tobacco & Cask’d farm’d to him my said Brother Nathanoell Wilkins and to his Heirs Exrs Admrs during her natural life two hundred & fiftyAcres part of the said Five hundreds Acres wth certain houseingthereunto belonging as by the said Lease appears. Now Know ye that I the said John Wilkins Son & heir of the said John Wilkins deced do as Duty binds me confirm and allow these presents the Acts & Deeds made & granted of the said Five hundred Acres of Land by my said Mother to my said Brother Nathaniel Wilkins and to his Heirs Exrs Admrs & Assigns forever And furtherhe the sd Jno Wilkins Son & Heir unto his said Father John Wilkins deced for the better assurance of the same to his said Brother Nathaniel Wilkins and to his Heirs Exrs Admrs & Assigns & for the natural love wch he bears unto him his said Brother Nathaniel Wilkins and for and in consideracon of Three Thousand five hundred pounds of good sound Merchantable Virginia Leafe Tobacco& Caske or one Servant in part of the said Sum of Tobacco to be paid him the said John Wilkins his Heirs Ecrs Admrs or Assigns as by two Bills under the handand Seal of the said Nathaniell Wilkins bearing date wth these presents more at large doth or may appear wch in hand he the said John Wilkins do acknowledge to have reced before the Signing Sealing & delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said John Wilkind doth hereby acknowledge him self therewth fully Satisfy’d and contented hath given granted alienated bargain’d sold enfeeoff’d anfirm’d and by these presens doth fully & freely give grant bargain sell enfeoff & confirm unto the said Nathaniel Wilkins his said Brother his Heirs Exrs Admrs & Assigns forever all the said five hundred Acres of Land (excepting fifty Acres thereof wch was formerly given by his said deced Father John Wilkins in his life time to his Son in Law John Baldwin) wch said Five hundred Acres of Land lying and being in Noerthampton County is bounded by patent under the hand of Sir John Harvey Knt Governor & als wth the Seale of the Colony bearing date the 19th of April 1638 Easterly into the Woods alongst the main branch Westerly upon part of the Kings Creek wth all and Singular it’s rights members and Appuretenances together wth all houses Edifices buildings Orchards Gardens Yards back sides Lands & Tenements Feedings Pastures Woods Underwoods wages profits Commodities comm. Of pastures heredittaments & Appurtenances whwtsoever to the said Messuages Tenements & premises or to any part or parcel of them belonging or in any wise appertaining and also all the Estate right title Interest use possession Reversion or reversions remainder or remainders property claim or demandwhatsoever of him the said John Wilkins his Heirs Exrs Admrs or Assigns of in or to the same and all patents Deeds ritings Evidence Charters transcripts of Fines Court Rolls whatsoever touching or concerning the p’misses or any part or parcel of them To have and to hold the said Messuages or Tenemwnts & all & others Singular the premises hereby granted bargained &sold or by hereby mencond to be granted bargain’d & sold wth their & every of their rights Members & Appurtenances whatsoever unto the said Nathaniel Wilkins his Heirs Exrs Admrs & Assigns for ever and the said John Wilkinsfor himself his Heirs Exrs Admrs & Assigns for ever and the sd the said Messuages or Tenements & all & singular other the premises before granted bagain’d & sold wth the Appurtenances unto the said Nathanilel Wilkins his Heirs Exrs Admrs & Assigns & to the only proper use and behoof of the said Nathaniel Wilkins his Heirs Exrs Admrs & Assigns forever against him the saidJohn Wilkins his Heirs Exrs Admrs & Assigns & all person & persons whatso ever lawfully claiming by form or under him them or any of them shall & will Warrant and for ever defend. By these p’sents And the said John Wilkinsfor himself his Heirs Exrs Admrs & Assigns do convenant promise grant and agree to & wth the sd Nathaniel Wilkins his Heirs Exrs Admrs & Assigns & every of them by these presents in manner & form following (that is to say) that the said Nathaniel Wilkins his Heirs Exrs Admrs & Assigns shall remain & continue undessseised of and in the said Messuages Tenements & all & singular other the p’misses in and by these p’sents granted bargain’d & sold wth all & every theirrights member & Appurtenances of a good perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple wth out any condition reversion remainder limitation of any use or uses Estat or Estates in or to any person or persons whatsoeverto alter change defeat determine or make void the same (only reserving to the use of his said Mother Ann Voss Widow during her life what she herself hath reserved in her said Lease to his said Brother Nathaniell Wilkins bearing date the said 14th of Septemr 1662 wch uponRecord in the sd County of Northampton plainly appears ) and that the said Nathaniel Wilkins his Heirs Exrs Admrs & Assigns & every of them shall & may by force & vertue of these p’sents from time to time & at all times forever hereafter lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the sd Messuages or Tenements & p’misses wth their & every of their rights & Appurtenances whatsoever (Except before Excepted wch his said Mother hath reserv’d to herself during her life in the said Lease ) wth out any let hinderance denyal interruption or disturbance of him the said John Wilkins his Heirs Exrs Admrs or Assigns or any other person orpersonss whatsoever lawfully claiming by form or under him them or any of them or by his or their means and consent title interest privity or procurement And thereto I the said John Wilkins do bond my self my Heirs Exrs Admrs firmly by these p’sents In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & fixed my Seale this 5th day of October 1665.

The Seal

John Wilkins

Sign’d Seal’d & deliver’d in the prsence of us
John Waterson         Will Mellinge
Acknowledged in open Court this 6th say of November 1665 by John Wilkins
As his Real Act & Deed                     Test Will Mellinge Cl Cur Co Northampton
Recorded the 23rd of November 1665 pr me Will Mellinge Cl Cur Co.
Northampton

From Northampton County Virginia Record Book.  Court Cases Volume 8 1657-1664.  Edited by Dr. Howard Mackey and Marlene A. Groves, CG, Picton Press, Rockport, Maine 2002

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244 28-Aug-1662 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF HENRY VOSS

Upon ye peticon of Mrs Anne Voss Letter of Admrstracon is granted upon ye Estate of her Deceased Husband Mr Henry Voss provided she enter into Bond wth Security according to Act of Assembly for ye true performance of ye sd Letter of Admrstracon

28-Aug-1662 APPRAISERS FOR THE ESTATE OF HENRY VOSS

Appointed by ye Court & elected by ye Admrstratrix Mrs An Voss for appraisors of her husbans Estate Capt Wm Jones, apt Wm Andrews Mr John Michall Capt John Savage

(WBW Nrthampton County Virginia Record Book Deeds, Wills &c Voule 7 1657-1666 pages# 215-216 gives details of this inventory)

05-Dec-1662 TESTIMONY OF ANNE CUSTIS VS BONWELL

Whereas it appeareth to ye Court in ye difference depending betweene William Custis & James Bonwell by ye Tesimony of Mrs Anne Voss and Alice Mackmilllon, That Sarah ye wife of ye sd James Bonwell did upon her Death bed desire that her Husband might live upon her son John Dormans plantation, until her sd son came to age, keeping houseing & orchards in Repaire: It’s therefore Ordered yt ye sd James Bonwell shall peaceably Injoye ye same,according to ye desire of his deceased Wife until her son Jno Dorman attaine to Lawfull Age, and yt Wm Custis pay ye Charges in ye suit Els Execn

259 05-Dec-1662 DEPOSITION OF ANNE CUSTIS VS BONWELL

The Deposition of Anne Voss sworne & taken in open Court ye 5th of December 1662

Saith that whrn Sarah ye Wife of James Bonwell made her will on her Death bed, when she was askt who should live upon ye plantacon tell her son John Dorman came to age, She Replyed who should, But my Husband, provided hee keep ye housing & Orchards in Repaire, and looking after ye rest of ye Estate in his hands

Anne [ her mark ] Voss

Teste Robt Hutchinson Cli Cur

325-327 30-Nov-1663 APPRASIAL OF THE ESTATE OF HENRY VOSS

It is Ordered yt Mr Jo Michael & Mr Wm Melling be appointed to view ye accots presented to ye Court by Mrs Anne Voss as Admrstratrix of her deceased Husband Mr. Henry Voss and give Report thereof to ye Court yt if ye accot be Just She may have her Quietus est

An Account of what is paid by Anne Voss widow & Adm’stratrix of Henry Voss by order of Court concerninge ye Estate of ye said Henry Voss

Imprs To Coll Scarburgh 106 Sterling at 10s P Cent is 21200
To Lt Coll Kendall 631
To Robt Hutchinson 361
To Mr Devorax Browne 1024
To Mr David Cant 1551
To Mr Jno Michael 2836
To Lt Coll Wm Waters 137
To Mr Tho: Evans 1400
To Jno Nicols 500
To Mr David Cant P accot 694
To Christopher Stripling 609
To John Waterson 1365
To Nath Wilkins 979
To Jno ffloyd 2000
To Wm Starling 880
To James Weedon 252
To Capt Peter Wraxall 780
To James Bonwell 411
To Roger Michael 1750
To Richard Kellum 590
To Mrs Joddan 2014
To Jno Jenkins 1000
To Jno Turner 320
--------

Sume is 

43114
The Estate P Inventory is 39826
--------

Paid beyond Assetts

03288
1319
--------
4607

This account wee finde Just but noe discharge from Rich: Kellum for 500 pds of Tobacco & Cask, wch wee abate, and finde yt Mrs Anne Voss Admrstratrix hath paid above assests, ffoure Thousand One hundred and seaven pds of tobacco & Cask witness or hands

This [sic] 30th of November 1663

Jno Michael
Wii Mellinge

Upon ye Peticon of Mrs Anne Voss Widdow Admrstratrix on ye Estate of Henry Voss for her Quietus est; The Court appointed Mr Jno Michael & Mr Wm Melling to view & examine her acct, and upon their Report it appeaeth, yt the sd Mrs Anne Voss hath paid beyond assets foure thousand Six hundred & seaven pds of tobacco & Cask as P peticular discharges, Excepting fice hundred pds of tobacco paid to Richard Kellum; It is Ordered yt ye said Mrs Anne Voss have her Quietus est granted her, Also her bond for ye pformance of ye sd Admrstracon delivered She paying Court charges

Whereas it appeareth to ye Court yt Mrs Anne Voss Admrstratix on the Estate of her deceased Husband Mr. Henry Voss hath paid beyond assests foure yhousand Six hundred & Seaven pds of tobacco & Cask, It is therefore Ordered yt she be Satisfied in ye first place out of ye Estate of her deceased Husband when it may be found ye abovesaid sume of foure thousand Six hundred pds of tobacco & Cask

357 A list of Tithables in Northampton County Ano Dom 1664 Ann Voss

From Northampton County Virginia Record Book.  Court Cases Volume 9 1654-1674.  Edited by Dr. Howard Mackey and Marlene A. Groves, CG, Picton Press, Rockport, Maine 2003.

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51 A list of Tithables in Northampton County 1665 Ann Voss
133 A list of Tithables in Northampton County 1667 Ann Voss
166 A list of Tithables in Northampton County 1668 Ann Voss
494 A list of Tithables in Northampton County 1674 Ann Voss

--/---/1671 58 WEW ANNE (-) WILKINS DEED OF GIFT TO BALDWIN'S

NORTHAMPTON CO DEEDS & WILLS ( 1668-80 P.22 )

A deed of gif of Ann Voss in 1671 (three horses) to the children of John and Mary Baldwin "for the tender love and affection I beare" specificallty names her as "grandmother unto them."

06-Oct-1687 53 WEW ANNE (-) WILKINS MADE WILL

NORTHAMPTON CO. ORDERS & WILLS 13, 1689-98 page 76.

In the Name of God Amen I Anne Vosse of Kings Creek in Northampton County widow beinge of perfect minde and memory But well stricken in yeares and calling to minde the incertainty and frailty of mans life doe make and ordaine this my last will and testment in manner following Firstly I bequeath my Soule to God that gave it ----- my body to the Earth to be ------ Buryied att the discretion of my Exectrix hereafter Named hopinge by the -------- of my Savior Jesus Christ a glouious Resuaresion of the ------ and an --------- ---------- them that are sanchifyed Item I give to my loving Daughter Frances Waterson my ------ bed bolster pillowws . Rugg, Blanketts Curtains Shoots and other furnihers ------ Belongings./ Item I give to my loving Daughter Anne Hunt my greate Iron ------./ And all the rest of my personall Estate goods and chattles of what nature ------ I give to my said ------ Daughters, Frances Waterson, Anne Hunt and Lydia Jackson to bee Equally Divided betweene them after my decease: But in case either of them dye before my deacase their severall children to have the decedents part: Lastly I make my Said Daughter Frances Waterson Executix of this my last Will & Testement Revoakinge all former and other wills & testements heretofore By me made . In ------- whereof I have hereunto putt my hand. and Seale this Sixth day of October in the year

of our Lord one thousand Six hundred Eighty Seven./

Signes Sealed & ii in persone         marke
of us Richard Cox                   Anne Voss
        Wm Watersom                     Seale
        Charles Holden

--/---/1690 53 WEW ANNE (-) WILKINS DIED

08-Dec-1690 ANNE (-) WILKINS WILL PROBATED

This 8th day of December ----- ----- --- ------- & ----- last will and -----testement of Mrs. Anne Voss widow ----- was proved in oen court by the ------ Oathes of Richard Cox & Wm. Waterson and ------ of and ordered to be recorded./

test Dan. Neechee Co Cl

Recorded. test. Dan. Neechee -- --

From: Instruments of Freedom.  Deeds and Wiis of Emancipation Northampton County, Virginia 1782 to 1864.  Transcribed, Copied & Indexed By Frances Bibbins Latimer.  Heritage Books Inc.  page XI

Black Nanny, jointly owned through inheritance of John Wilkins, and Frances, William and richard Waterson, was free in 1690 in the following Manner. "...in Consideration of the true and faitful service of Black Nanny Negro woman to her late mistress, Ann Voss lately deceased" and for divers other good causes..."


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