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Antecedents of Sarah Marks, Possible Wife of 1 Nicholas Robertson

1.  
MATHEW MARKS, married September 9, 1669, Folkestone, Kent, England, MARY

SOMES.


MATHEW MARKS and MARY SOMES had five children:


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2.  
i.  
EDWARD MARKS.
  
ii.  
JOHN MARKS, christened 03 September, 1676, Folkestone, Kent,
  
 
England; died without issue before 15 August 1719, Martin Brandon
  
  
Parish, Charles City (Prince George) County, Virginia.
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3.  
iii.  
ISRAEL MARKS.
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4.  
iv.  
SARAH MARKS.
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5.  
v.  
MARY MARKS.



SOURCE NOTES for 1. MATHEW MARKS follow:



Benjamin C. Holtzclaw, "Kendrick of Gloucester Co., Va., and North Carolina"; at

John Bennett Boddie, editor, Historical Southern Families, 8 volumes (Redwood City,

California: Pacific Coast, 1957), 1: 34-47.

Edw Markes, Christening Entry; at Pole Stuart, transcriber, Folkestone, Kent County,

England Parish Registers, 4 volumes, Volume 1, Baptisms, 1635-1774, FHL Microfilm

908172 / Item 1.

Jn Markes, Christening Entry; at Stuart, Volume 1, Baptisms, 1635-1774.

John Ewen, Patent, Virginia Patent Book 10, 1710-1719, 222; available online at

http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/LONN/LO.html. Also available at Virginia, Secretary of the

Colony, Patents, 1623-1774, 42 volumes; index, land patents, [to] volumes 1-42 Patents,

v. 10-11, 1710-1724, FHL Microfilm 29327.

Mathew Marks, Will, Prince George County, Virginia, Wills and Deeds, 1713-1728, 358, 359;

at Virginia County Court (Prince George County), Surveyor's Plat Book, Deeds, Wills,

Inventories, and Settlements of Estates, 1711-1792, Mixed Records, 1711-1725, FHL

Microfilm 33051.

Mt Markes and My Somes, Marriage Entry; at Stuart, Volume 3, Marriages, 1635-1840,

FHL Microfilm 908173 / Item 2.



DOCUMENT TRANSCRIPTIONS for 1. MATHEW MARKS follow:



Charles City County, Virginia, Order Book, 1687-1695, 348. At a court held at Westopher, 22nd June 1691. Jno Moore, Mathew Markes, Tho Potts, Sam Easly, and Rich'd Was then presented by the grand jury upon information of Capt. Nicho Wyat for not coming to church. Sheriff to summon said delinquents to next court to answer. Source: Benjamin B Weisiger III, compiler, Charles City County, Virginia, Court Orders 1687-1695: With a Fragment of a Court Order Book for the Year 1680 (Richmond, Virginia: Weisiger, 1980).



Virginia Patent Book 10, 1710-1719, 222

[marginal notes missing; John Ewens, Patent]


George &c. To all &c. Know Ye that for diverse good Causes and Considerations but more especially for & / in Consideration of the Importation of Seven persons to dwell within this our Colony of Virginia whose names are Matthew Markes, / Mary Markes, Edw. Markes, John Markes, Israel Markes, Sarah Markes, and Wm. Townsin do also for and in consideration / of the sum of ten Shillings of good & Lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our P. Colony We / have Given Granted and Confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do Give Grant and Confirm unto John Eaton of / the County of York one Certain Tract or parcel of Land containing four hundred and twenty nine acres lying and being in Prince / George County and bounded as followeth to wit, beginning at a White oak on the Southern Run in the Line of Capt. George Blayton / decd. thence along the sd. Blayton's Line and into the woods West twenty one and a half degrees South two hundred & forty one poles / to a Shrub oak thence South one hundred twenty eight poles to too oakes & a Pine near the head of a branch thence East twenty three / degrees South too hundred and ninety poles to a red oak on the East side of a branch thence Northe fourty one degrees East one hundred / twenty six poles and an half to a red oak thence North twenty too degrees West sixty poles thence West twenty five degrees South / eight poles to a Line being the Corner of Ralph Hill thence West thirty seven degrees North sixty eight poles to the head of the / Southern Run or meadow thence down the same according to the several meanders thereof to the place where begun With all &c. / To have hold &c. To be held &c. Yielding & paying &c. Provided &c. In Wit= / ness &c. Witness our Trusty and Well beloved Alexander Spotswood our Lt. Governor at Wmsburgh under / the seal of our Colony the Twenty third day of December one thousand seven hundred and fourteen In the first year of our / Reign.


A. Spotswood



Source: Available online at http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/LONN/LO.html. Also available at Virginia, Secretary of the Colony, Patents, 1623-1774, 42 volumes; index, land patents, [to] volumes 1-42 Patents, v. 10-11, 1710-1724, FHL Microfilm 29327.



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Virginia Patent Book 8, 1689-1695, 77

Marks / 556



To all &c Wheras &c Know yee &c I Nath: Bacon Esq Presid &c give and grant unto / Matthew Marks five hundred fifty six acres of land lying & being in Martin Brandon / parish in Charles City Com. bounded as foll: beginning at a corner gum neer Wards run and / thence upp a line of old markt trees of yee lands late of Edward Richards South fourty four deg: / east one hundred forty eight chains (each chain two statute pole) to a corner white oke thence / by another line of ye same lands So: West one hundred and nineteen chains Nor: West forty chains / & West forty one degr: South eighty nine chains & a half to a gum. thence by a line of ye lands given of / Wm Blighton So: by East fifty five chain to a hicory. thence East ten deg: South one hundred & / twenty chain. North thirty two degr. east ninety nine chain North twenty five degr: West fifty / one chain, East thirty deg: North sixty seavoen chain. North thirty one deg: West fifty chain. / and West forty three deg: North seaventy one chaine to a markt white oke on ye side of / ye aforesaid Wards run thence upp along ye water cours of ye said Run to ye place where it / begun -- ye sd land being due to ye sd Marks by and for ye transportation of twel / persons &c to have & to hold &c to be held &c yeilding & paying &c Provided &c / dated Aprill 21 1690



Tho: Wells, Robt: Wood, Jane Whitby, Jno: Sampson, Frances Good, Wm: Wright, / Rich: Lewis, Edw: Moore, Waltr: Long, Roger Webster, Diana & Robin Negroes



Source: Available online at http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/LONN/LO.html. Also available at Virginia, Secretary of the Colony, Patents, 1623-1774, 42 volumes; index, land patents, [to] volumes 1-42, Patents, v. 8, 1689-1695, FHL Microfilm 29325.



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Virginia Patent Book 10, 1710-1719, 192.

Markes / [marginal notes missing]



Anne &c To All &c Know ye that for diverse good Causes and Considerations but more / especially for and in Consideration of the Sum of twenty Shillings of good & Lawful money for our use paid to our / Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia We have Given Granted & Confirm'd / and by these presents for us our heirs & successors do Give Grant and Confirme unto Matthew Markes of the County of Surry / one Certain Tract or parcel of land containing Two hundred acres lying and being on the south side of the main black / water Swamp in the County of Isle of Wight and bounded as followeth to wit, beginning at a Gum on the north East / side of a branch just above a forke: then north fourty eight degrees East fourty seven pole to a red oak then north fourty / degrees West Eighty six pole to a red oak then north seventy degrees west three & thirty pole to a red oak then north / fifty degrees West a hundred & four pole to Captain William Broward line then by his Lines South fifteen degrees / West thirty four pole to a red oak & south eighty four degrees West ninety pole to a White oak & south fourty seven / degrees West ninety four pole to a pine & West by South thirty five to a pine a Line Tree of Capt Browards / then South fifty degrees East eighty six pole to a pine then north seventy five degrees East fourty pole to a white oak / then East South east sixty eight pole to two pines then north fifty eight degrees East ninety eight pole to a red oak / just over the branch begun upon and up the Runn of that branch to the first station with all &c To have / hold &c To be held &c yielding & paying &c Provided &c / In Witness &c Witness our Trusty and Welbeloved Alexander Spotswood our Lt. Governor / esq. att Williamsburgh under the seal of our sd. Colony the sixteenth day of June In the thirteenth year of our Reign / and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & fourteen.



A. Spotswood




Source: Available online at http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/LONN/LO.html. Also available at Virginia, Secretary of the Colony, Patents, 1623-1774, 42 volumes; index, land patents, [to] volumes 1-42 Patents, v. 10-11, 1710-1724, FHL Microfilm 29327.





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Will for 1. Mathew Marks

Prince George County, Virginia, Wills and Deeds, 1713-1728, 358, 359.



In the Name of God Amen. I MATHEW MARKS being sick and weake, but / of Sound and perfect sense and memory, thanks be given to God for the same, make and / appoint and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, in manner and form following / hereby revoking and makeing Void all other Wills, by me made and Declared, and this / only to be taken for my Last Will and Testament.

1. I bequeath my soul to God, hopeing by the Meritts of Christ my Redemer, to inherit / Etemal Life, and my Body to the Earth to be buryed in such Decent manner, as my Executor hereafter [ ]inded, shall think Meett.

2. I give and bequeath to EDWARD MARKS, the son of EDWARD MARKS, to hundred acres of / Land, more or Less, Joining the Wards Creek, to him and his heirs Lawfully begoten / to be by him enjoyed at the age of one and twenty years, he not prohibitting the / Meetings there settled.

3. I give to JOHN ROBYSON a parcell of Land at the Ponds, beginning at the Hedge / row and down along the spring and so down the meadow branch by a few / Markt Trees, and so down the Ponds runn and up the Ponds runn. to the / Hedgerow again, to him and his heirs for ever.

4. That which I give to ISRAEL and EDWARD ROBYSON Lyes on the other side of the / Spring Branch, and so to Bleightons Line, and down to the Meadow Branch, to / them and their heirs for ever.

5. I give to my Daughter MARY DAVENPORT, a parcel of Land at the Ponds, lying / against Bleightons Line, at the Meadow branch, so along Blightons Line to the / Southern runn so down the southern runn to the ponds runn, so along the runn / to the mark Trees, and so to the Meadow branch, and so to Bleightons Line again / I give it and bequeath to her heirs for ever.

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6. I give to JOHN MARKS, the son of ISRAEL MARKS, fifty acres of land, more or less, Lying against / the southern Runn, goes to Harrisons Line, and the Marks Trees, and up Harrisons Line, and goes / away to the old feild again.

7. 1 give to my Daughter to beds in the fire room, one for her forthwith, and the other to remain / for the use of Roben Norden the time of his tarrying in Virginia.

8. I give to JOHN MARKS the son of ISRAEL MARKS, the Feather bed in the chamber.

9. It is my Will Robert Norden have the plantation I Live in, till EDWARDS MARKS comes / of age, with the Land belonging to it.

10. My Will is, that my Land is Disposed of, be sold, by my Executors, Left in Trust to pay my Debts, and I do appoint Robert Norden and John Avery, to be the Executors of this my / Last Will and Testament. Witness my hand and Seal set hereunto by me the fifteenth of August 1719.




Seald and Delivered in the presence of
    Mathew Marks [Sealed with red wax]

Test. ELIZABETH MARKS Mary Jones

Joseph Thomas (his mark) Penelope Warthen (her mark)


At a Court held at Merchants hope for the County of Prince George on / the second Tuesday in October being the thirteenth day of the Month / Anno Dom: 1719

The Above written Last Will and Testament of MATHAS MARKS Deced: was presented / into Court by Robert Norden and John Avery his Executors, who made oath there / :to, and it being proved by the Oaths of ELIZABETH MARKS, Mary Jones, and Joseph / Thomas, Witnesses thereto, is by Order of the Court truly Recorded and upon the / Motion of the said Executors and ther giveing Security according to Law, Certificate / is granted them for obtaining a Probate in due form.



Test Wm. Hamlin CCur



Source: Virginia County Court (Prince George County), Surveyor's Plat Book, Deeds, Wills, Inventories, and Settlements of Estates, 1711-1792, Mixed Records, 1711-1725, FHL Microfilm 33051.




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Second Generation


2.  
EDWARD MARKS (Mathew-1), christened 09 August 1673, Folkestone, Kent, England;

married MARTHA SANTAIN.


EDWARD MARKS and MARTHA SANTAIN had one child:


  
i.  
EDWARD MARKS.



SOURCE NOTES for 2. EDWARD MARKS follow:



Edw Markes, Christening Entry.
Mathew Marks, Will, Prince George County, Virginia, Wills and Deeds, 1713-1728,
358, 359.
William Santain, Will, Prince George County, Virginia, Wills and Deeds, 1713-1728, 162.




3.  
ISRAEL MARKS (Mathew-1), married ELIZABETH PIGEON.


ISRAEL MARKS and ELIZABETH PIGEON had one child:


  
i.  
JOHN MARKS.



SOURCE NOTES for 3. ISRAEL MARKS follow:



Mathew Marks, Will, Prince George County, Virginia, Wills and Deeds, 1713-1728, 358, 359.
Richard Pigeon, Will, Prince George County, Virginia, Wills and Deeds, 1713-1728, 258,

288.

4. 
SARAH MARKS (Matthew-1), possibly married NICHOLAS ROBERTSON.


SARAH MARKS and NICHOLAS ROBERTSON purportedly had three children:


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11  
i.  
JOHN ROBERSON.
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12  
ii.  
ISRAEL ROBERSON.
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13  
iii.  
EDWARD ROBERSON.


SOURCE NOTES for 4. SARAH MARKS follow:


John Eaton, Patent, Virginia Patent Book 10, 1710-1719, 222.

Mathew Marks, Will, Prince George County, Virginia, Wills and Deeds, 1713-1728, 358, 359.

5.  
MARY MARKS (Mathew-1), married before 15 Aug 1719, Martin Brandon Parish,

Charles City (Prince George) County, GEORGE DAVENPORT.



SOURCE NOTES for 3. ISRAEL MARKS follow:



Mathew Marks, Will, Prince George County, Virginia, Wills and Deeds, 1713-1728, 358,

359.

Last updated: Saturday, September 27, 2003

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