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Early Grahams / Grimes in Stafford Co VA
Posted by: Graham Louer (ID *****0572) Date: March 25, 2012 at 19:46:51
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This is one in a small series focused on various Grahams / Grimes of early VA counties, mostly from Essex up and around to Stafford. The records usually extend, if available, to about the 1750s. This file focuses on a county rather than a single name.

The Timeline records below were taken from published abstracts of records of the relevant counties.

Enjoy.

Graham Louer glouer2@aol.com
Plano TX
Married 60 years November ‘11

WESTMORELAND CO

1653
Westmoreland Co was formed from part of Northumberland

1664
Stafford Co was formed from part of Westmoreland

1700 May 28 --WESTMORELAND CO VA
Will of John Scott of [Appa]Mattox, Westmoreland Co, nominated as executors William Graham & And’w Munroe.

<1701 Jan 20 --WESTOMORELAND CO VA
William Graham married Margaret Thompson, widow of (1) Stanley Gower (d. c1693, Westmoreland Co), (2) Rob’t Wickliff (d. 1698 Westmoreland Co), and (3) Wm Thompson (d. c1700, Westmoreland Co).

1701 Feb 20 --WESTMORELAND CO VA reference
Will of Col. Wm Pierce of Cople Parish, Westmoreland Co mentions daughters Elizabeth Bridges, Margaret Graham & Mary Rowsey.

1701 Nov 30 --WESTMORELAND CO VA
The Westmoreland Co VA will of Maj. Wm PEIRCE mentions a daughter Margaret Graham.
She is said to have married Stanley GOWER, Robt WICKLIFFE, William Graham, Wm THOMPSON, “and several others.”
William Graham witnessed this will.

1716 Nov 28 --WESTMORELAND CO VA court
Inventory of the estate of William Graham reported to court.

1720
From “Virginia in 1720”, which is an attempt to recreate a census based on extant documents such as “deeds, wills, tax lists, order books, etc.” The book includes information from every VA county existing in 1720. The compiler did not attempt to include information from EVERY document available in all counties. The list below shows only the name and VA county in which the name appeared. The person is likely to have lived in that county in 1720, but actual residence is not absolutely certain. (The book includes refernces for locating the actual document.)
GRAHAM
John -- Northumberland
William -- Westmoreland
GRIMES
No given name -- Essex
Charles -- Richmond (North Farnham Parish)
Elizabeth -- Accomack
James -- Norfolk
John -- Middlesex
Robert -- New Kent
GRYMES
Charles (merchant) -- Middlesex
John -- Middlesex


CUT OFF AT 1720



mrmarsha

William Graham
Birth: ABT 1670
Death: 28 NOV 1716 in Westmoreland County, Virginia - Inventory
Note:
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WILLS OF Westmoreland County, Virginia 1654-1800 BY AUGUSTA B. FOTHERGILL: Pg 60
GRAHAM, WILLIAM, 28 Nov. 1716. Inventory returned.
===
Westmoreland County, Va., Deeds & Will Bk.3,p.2--WILL of WILLIAM PIERCE Written: 24 Sept 1701 (This will was not probated though recorded)
Wife: Sarah
1. to dau., Mary Rowsey, now wife of Edward Rowsey, both of Esses County, Virginia.
2. to grandson, Samuel Bailey, son of John Bailey
3. to grandson, William Pierce, son of John Pierce dec'd, when 21 yrs. of age
4. to dau., Elizabeth Bridges
5. to dau., Margaret Graham
6. to Thomas Marson and Rachel, his wife, --1,000 lbs. of Tob.
Execucotrs: Thomas Marson and my grandson, William Pierce
Wit: Willliam Graham, SIMON LUTTRELL, Elizabeth Bridges
===
WESTMORELAND COUNTY ORDER BOOK, 1705-1721; pg 9
Westmoreland County Court 27th of Februmy 1705/06
GRAHAM about Road Mr. WILLIAM GRAHAM by his Peticon to this Court praying liberty to turna Road that leads through his Plantacon severall ofthe neighbouring Inhabitants shewing by writeing and or theire hands the great prejudice and inconvenience would attend the same, prayed the Old road might bee continued, which inconveniences fully appeareing to this Court, ordered that the said Road bee continued as formerlyand that the said GRAYHAM's Peticon be dismist
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WESTMORELAND COUNTY ORDER BOOK, 1705-1721; pg 20
Westmoreland County Court 1st of March 1705/06
- THOMPSON v THOMPSON
SAMUELL THOMPSON, Gent., late of this County, brought his action against WILLIAM THOMPSON, one ofthe Executors of WILLIAM GRAHAM and MARGARETT his Wife, the other Executrix of WILLIAM THOMPSON. deceased, and declared for three thousand three hundred thirty nine pounds of tobacco, And the Defendant by GEORGE ESKRIDGE his Attorney appeared and pleaded to the uncertainty of the Plaintiffs Declartion which being considered by the Court is allowed and the suite dismist with costs which the Plaintiff is ordered to pay to the Defendant als exo
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WESTMORELAND COUNTY ORDER BOOK, 1705-1721; pg 36
Westmoreland County Court 29th ofMay 1706
- EVANS's Administration granted ERWIN
The Nuncupative Will of RICHARD EVANS, deced., was proved by the Oaths of FRANCIS REDMAN and ROBERT POOR and administration with the Will annexed granted BENJAMIN ERWIN. Ordered hee return a full and perfect Inventory of the deced:s Estate to the next Court upon Oath. It is also ordered that ROBERT REDMAN, FRANCIS LOVELL, JOHN HORE and WILLIAM GRAHAM or any three ofthem being first sworn before one ofher Majties Justices for this County do sometyme before the next Court value and and appraise the Decedent's Estate and make return of their valuation to the next Court
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WESTMORELAND COUNTY ORDER BOOK, 1716-1718; pg 13
Westmoreland County Court 31st day of October 1716
- GRAHAM's Guardian
Upon the motion of WILLIAM GRAHAM, an Orphant, Son of WILLIAM GRAHAM, deced., ANDREW HARRISON is admitt his Guardian and it is ordered that ANDREW HARRISON, THOMAS ROBINS and HENRY ROE who became Securities with him doe enter into Bond according to Law for the trust reposed in him
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WESTMORELAND COUNTY ORDER BOOK, 1716-1718; pg 14
Westmoreland County Court 31st day of October 1716
- GRAHAM's Admon granted
ANDREW HARRISON came into Court and made Oath that WILLIAM GRAHAM, deced., departed this life without makeing any Will soe farr as he knows or believes and upon his motion, Certificate is granted him for obtaining Letters ofAdministration on the Decedent's Estate dureing the minority of WILLIAM GRAHAM, Son ofthe Decedent., in due form, THOMAS ROBINS and HENRY ROE assumeing in open Court to be Security for his faithfull administration according to Law, And it is ordered that HUGH FRENCH, LAWRENCE BUTLER, MEREDA PRICE and GERRARD FORD or any three of them being first sworn before one of his Majesties Justices for this County doe some time before the next Court value and appraise the Estate in money and make report thereof to the next Court



MISCELLANEOUS RECORD

Marriage Margaret Pierce b: ABT 1670 in Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia
       •       Married: 1699 in Westmoreland County, Virginia
Children
       1.        William Graham b: BEF 1708 in Westmoreland County, Virginia


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