Mary Webster of Henrico Co., VA

Some kind person pointed out this Webster connection to me, and I cannot now locate that Email.  Whoever that person was, thank you very much!!!  Once it was pointed out, I saw it.  However, I had not picked up on it before that.

Thomas Webster, deceased by  1691 (Colonial Wills of Henrico Co., VA, Part One 1677-1737, B.B. Weisiger, III, 1976, p31: Inventory of Thomas Webster appraised 21 Nov. 1691, Value 14,867 lbs Tobacco, by John Pigott, George Worsham, John Wilson, 1 Feb. 1691), married the widow Rosamond Cosens (died c1717): (Colonial Wills of Henrico Co., VA, Part One 1677-1737, B.B. Weisiger, III. p37, original: Book #3, Henrico Co. Wills and Deeds 1688-1697 p475) "Deed from Henry Hill, about to marry Rosamon Webster, relict of Thomas Webster, dec'd, to the children of said Rosamond land on Swift Creek, joining the land of George Worsham, 733 acres.  To her son Charles Cosens, 150 acres; to her daughter Mary Webster, 100 acres; t o daughter Elizabeth Webster 100 acres, to her daughter Rosamond Webster 100 acres; to them when they attain lawful age.  also deed of various livestock and items.   Dated 31 March 1694.  Wit: Peter Field 1 Apr. 1694.  (ibid p33) Accounts of the estate of Thomas Webster by Rosamund Webster, relict and adm'x, 31 May 1692-1 June 1692.

     (Henrico County, VA Deeds 1677-1705, B.B. Weisiger, III, 1986, p82) Whereas a marriage is shortly to be intended between Henry Hill and Rosamond Webster, widow and relict of Thomas Webster, dec'd, and said Rosamond out of love to her children gives to them a certain deed of land, etc.  Rosamond's holdings are as surveyed by Richard Ligon 29 nov. 1693 on great branch of Swift Creek next to George Archer, 733 acres.  Henry Hill gives assent to convey said land; to her son Charles Cosens, 150 acres,  to her daughter Mary Webster 100 acres, to her daughter Elizabeth Webster 100 acres, and to her daughter Rosamond Webster, when they are of age.   Hill will deliver to said Cosens 1 young cow and 2 breeding sows and 1 long gun; to Mary Webster,livestock, to her son Thomas Webster, young cow and a fixed up gun, to her daughter Elizabeth Webster, livestock; and to her daughter Rosamond Webster, livestock.  31 March 1694.  Wit: Pet. Field.  Signed Henry Hill, rec: 1 April 1694.


Orphans Court Book 1677-1739, Henrico Co. VA (these records found and submitted by Sue Gill)

Book by Pauline Pearce Warner

Page 60: "Att a Court held at Varina for Henrico County the first day of Octobr A ( "o" symbol like degrees) dm ("o") 1689 A "o" regni regis & regina Guil(s?) & Mar (some other symbol, such as used to shorten a longer word).

(This was the only reference in the entire book to Gill or Guille). I have no idea what this means.

Page 71: 1693. The Complaint this day Exhibitted by Rosamon Webster agst. Phillimon Jones Concerning her son Charles Cousens: It is ordered that the said Jones doe appeare at the next Court and give Security for performing his part of an Indenture made between the sd. Jones & Cousens his apprentice.

Page 71: 1693. Capt. Peter Feild and Mr. John Wilson did this day In open Court with Rosamon the Admx and Guardian to the orph. of Thomas Webster decd Confesse and acknowledge themselves their heirs Exrs & Adms. Joyntly and Severall indebted to the ( ? ) their Majesties Justices of the peace for this County in the Sume of one hundred thousand pounds of tobacco Conditionally that if the said Rosamon as Admx. & Guardian aforsd did well and truly in Every respect perform her duty as by law Enjoyned and Save the Court harmless and Endemnified Then this Recognizance be void or Else remain in full force & vertue.

Page 104: 1711. Thomas Webster appears in proper person and acknowledges to have Received from Charles Cousens the estate which was due to him and doth discharge the said Cusins from the Same.


Four consecutive deeds (these are the children of Rosamond Cosens/Webster/Hill, see above):

         (Henrico Co., VA Deeds 1706-1737, B.B. Weisiger, III, 1988, p6) Deed 19 April 1707 Henry Hill of Bristol Parish Henrico Co., to Charles Cuzins, of same, for £ 20, 150 acres in Appomattox on south side of Swift Creek, bounded by the creek and Youles Branch, granted to Hill by patent 21 April 1695.  Wit: Tho. Bott, Tho. Webster, Tho. Willson, Sign: Henry Hill rec. 2 June 1695.

         (Henrico Co., VA Deeds 1706-1737, B.B. Weisiger, III, 1988, p6) Deed 19 April 1707 Henry Hill of Bristol Parish, Henrico Co., to John Gill and Mary Gill, his wife, of same, for £ 15, 100 acres in Appomattox on south side of Swift Creek, on Youles Branch, granted to Hill by patent 1 April 1695.  Wit: Tho. Bott, Tho. Webster, Tho. Willson, Sign: Henry Hill rec. 2 June 1707.

       (Henrico Co., VA Deeds 1706-1737, B.B. Weisiger, III, 1988, p6) Deed 19 April 1707 Henry Hill of Bristol Parish Henrico Co., to Essex Bevill and Eliz.,  his wife, of same, for £ 15, 100 acres in Appomattox on south side of Swift Creek, on Youles Branch, granted to Hill by patent 21 April 1695.  Wit: Tho. Bott, Tho. Webster, Tho. Willson, Sign: Henry Hill rec. 2 June 1695.

       (Henrico Co., VA Deeds 1706-1737, B.B. Weisiger, III, 1988, p6) Deed 19 April 1707 Henry Hill of Bristol Parish Henrico Co., to Rosamond Webster, of same, for £ 15, 100 acres in Appomattox on south side of Swift Creek, on Youles Branch, granted to Hill by patent 21 April 1695.  Wit: Tho. Bott, Tho. Webster, Tho. Willson, Sign: Henry Hill rec. 2 June 1695.

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