PHILEMON CHILDERS
1655-1717

D. Phillemon- CHILDERS
(ca. 1687- )
Phillemon Childers marrled Elizabeth____whose parents are unknown. In his father's will he was to receive one-half the land on the east side of the first branch between One and Four Mile creeks at the death of his mother but if he died without issue the land was to go to his brother John. Phillemon received nothing from his grandfather Henry Pew. He became the senior Phillemon in the county when his cousin Phillemon died about 1719.
The court orders of 1723 show that his brother Abraham and his Elizabeth sold him land. This must be the land he was to receive from his patents, Abraham as the eldest son and heir making a good title. On 28 April 1731 Phillemon Childers sold to Thomas Bethel, Jr., for 2000 pounds of tobacco 100 acres near Four Mile Creek, a spring of water and the main road, bounded by Phillemon Perkins, which he had acquired from his brother Abraham. Witnesses were Richard Deane, Humphry Smith and Thomas Bethell, Sr. Phillemon signed his name and his wife Elizabeth relinquished her right of dower.48 On 5 Oct. 1733 Thomas Bethel, Jr., sold for £25 to William Stone 100 acres on Four Mile Creek bounded by Philemon Perkins, "which was granted to Philemon Childers by Abraham Childers and sold by Philemon to said Thos. Bethal."49
In 1731 Phillemon was aged about 44. Where he went from here and whether he had children is a mystery.

 

Chapter 5
 
II. PHILEMON CHILDERS
 (ca. 1655-1698)

            In examining the existing records still viewable for Henrico County concerning. Philemon Childers, nick-named Lemon, you find an interesting person. He was uneducated, married at a very tender age, more or less a child bridegroom. gave gifts to nephews, grandchildren and sons and was a respected friend.  To prove his birth year one must first consider the acknowledment Lemon Childers made in "open Court" on 2 Oct. 1682. He gave to his grandson James Horton, Jr., two sows, one cow named Flower, and a calf.  These animals were then in the possession of the grandson's father, James Horton, Sr. When the child became 12 years old his father was to deliver to him one cow and Calf or one cow with calf of six years and two sows with pig or pigs by their sides. If the grandson died before 12 years of age the animal were to return to Philemon.1  On 10 Feb. 1680/1 James Horton had made a deposition and his age was stated to be about 30 years.2 No further records of the father or son can be found so the baby must have died. What was the year of Philemon's birth? His brother Abraham's birth has been established as 1655 and he was the son and heir of his father. Philemon had to be his younger twin or born within a year after Abraham, He was then about 14 years old, which was allowed, when he married in 1669. His first child must have been the mother of James Horton, Jr., and born ca. 1670. She then would have been nearly 13 when she had her baby and died, since she was not mentioned in the acknowledgment.
Philemon married Mary __. It has been suggested that she was Mary Howard, daughter of John Howard. The only John Howard located in the records died before 1 Dec. 1684 leaving a nuncupative will.  He wishes Philemon to take care of his estate and children. On 1 April 1685 Philemon received letters to administer and make an inventory.3 On 20 Aug. 1685 Philemon appeared at the Orphans Court and entered the ages of John Howard's orphans; John was 11 years old last April and Thomas was 10 years old last March.4   Philemon's wife Mary could have been John Howard's sister. Both Philemon and John Howard named a son Thomas.
Also to be taken into consideration in identifying Philemon's wife Is the will of Griffin Evans, made 15 May 1681.  He gave to "Mary Childers, daughter of Philemon," all of his 20 hogs at the mill, a chest and contents, a saddle and bridle, a cow and calf, a gray mare, a nut colored mare, a pot, skillet and deep dish. To "Philemon Childers, son of Philemon," he gave a gun.  To Philemon, Sr., he gave a coat, his new broad cloth coat and "wascoate" and cloth. He also named John Aust, his daughter Anne Aust, Temperance Cocke, Mr. Thomas Cocke and Cocke's servant Jacke. Witnesses were Anne Marshall and Hugh Davis and the will was recorded 1 Aug. 1681.6
Philemon also was godfather of Nicholas, orphan of Samuel Polly, and on 12 Aug. 1694 offered to be his guardian.5
Mary, the wife of Philemon, made a deposition at February Court 1687 but her age was not stated. She said that Edward Lester's son was in his 20th year and was the first child by his wife.7
On 26 Sept. 1674 Nicholas Perkins took out a patent for 537 acres in Henrico County on the north side of James River, bounded by Richard Parke, for the transportation of eleven persons.8 Philemon was to have been included in the grant as part owner, but he would have been only 19  at the time.
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1 Henrico Co., Va., Record Bk. 1677-92, p. 227.
2 Benjamin B. Weisiger, Henrico County, Virginia, Deeds, 1677-1705 (Richmond,      1986), p.
3 Henrico Co., Va., Record Bk. 1677-92, p. 301.
4 Pauline Pearce Warner, Henrico County Virginia, orphans'  Court Book 1677- 1739  (Tappahannock, Va., 1963), p. 39.
5 Ibid, p. 72.
6  Henrico Co., Va., Record Bk. 1677-92, pp. 173-74.
7 Ibid,, p. 423.
8 Nell Marion Nugent, Cavaliers and. Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land    Patents and Grants, v. 2     (Richmond, 1977), p. 154.
 
Nicholas was about 28 years old; he made a deposition in April 1686 over the John Pledge pork and was then 40 years old.9 On 31 Jan 1680/1 Nicholas Perkins acknowledged in a deed to Philemon Childers he was part owner of the patent and he deeded over 2681/2 acres of the land dividing the cost of the survey.10   Witnesses were   George Lynn and Hugh Davis.
            On 20 April 1685 as "Lemon Childers" he patented 406 acres in the parish of Varina, Henrico County, on the north side of James River and Grindon Run, bounded by Mr. John Pleasants and Edward Mathews.11 Five persons were named as headrights. On 2 June 1690 Philemon purchased from John Woodson for 1200 pounds of tobacco 250 acres of land on the south side of Chickahominy Swamp bounded by Benjamin Hatcher. Witnesses were Samuel Knibb and Giles Carter. Judith Woodson released her dower right and the deed was recorded the same day.12
                        On 1 June 1698 Philemon Childers, Sr., planter, gave land in one deed to his sons Thomas and Abraham. To son Thomas "with goodwill and teader love" he conveyed 300 acres on the north side of James River, where Thomas was already living, part of his patent of 20 April 1685. To son Abraham, also "with good will and teader love," he gave 2681/2 acres, I rood and 10 poles, his half of the 1674 patent divided between Nicholas Perkins and himself conveyed to him by Perkins in 1680. Witnesses were Robert Woodson, Sr., John Woodson, Sr., and Judith Woodson and the deed was recorded the same day.13  Philemon made his mark, which was always . On 2 Aug. 1703 he gave to son Philemon, Jr., "with natural love and affection towards his dutyful son," two tracts, being 50 acres where Philemon,  Jr., "now dwells" and another 150 acres bounded by Col. William Randolph and Edward Hughes  Witnesses were George Steward and Joseph Pleasants. Philemon made his mark aad the deed was recorded the same day."14  The last gift to his family was made l Feb. 1706/7 when he gave  Elizabeth and Tabitha daughters of his son Abraham, both under l6 years of age, one cow called Lilly and one yearling steer. They were to have their increase and when they reached the age of 16 or lawfully married the animals were to be divided. Philemon again made his mark.15
            Philemon appeared on the 1679 tithable list with one tithe.16 On the 1704 quit rent roll he and his sons were listed as: Phillip [sic] Seanr., 50 acres; Abraham Senr., 368 acres; Philip, 300 acres; and Thomas, 300 acres.17  On 10 Jan. 1716/7, about age 61, Philemon Childers, Sen., made his will, which was proved 3 May 1717. To son Philemon be gave one large table, many items and one heifer of two years.  To son Abraham he gave one feather bed, a chest, many items and one heifer of two years. Daughter Mary Smith received one feather bed, a seal skin trunk, many items and one heifer of two years called Pink. To son Thomas he gave all the remaining personal estate and he was to be executor. Witnesses were Edmond and Rachell Liphot and Joseph Pleasants. Philemon made his mark. 18 The children of Philemon and Mary Childers were:
 A.  Daughter, married ca. 1681/2 James Horton, Sr., and had one son James.
+B. Thomas, married Ist Mary Holmes and 2nd Mary Milner.
+C. Abraham, married Esther or Hester Pledge Cannon, widow of John Cannon.
+D. Philemon, married Margaret __.
   E. Mary, married Humphrey Smith, Sr. The only time Mary is named as Mary Smith is in her father's will but on the strength of a son of Humphrey Smith being named Philemon and a review of the other Smith families in Henrico County at that time, there is little doubt that Mary's husband was
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            9 Weisiger, op. cit., p. 151.
                        10 Henrico Co., Va., Record Bk. 1677-92, pp. 160-61, recorded April 1681.
                        11 Virginia Patent Bk. 7, pp. 454-55.
                        12  Henrico Co., Va., Record Bk. 1677-97, p. 129.
                        13  Henrico Co., Va., Record Bk. 1697-1704, pp. 91-92.
14 Ibid  pp. 344-45.
15 Henrico Co., Va., Record Bk. 1706-09, p. 18.
16 Henrico Co., Va., Record Bk. 1677-92, p. 102.
      17 Annie Laurie Wright Smith, The Quit Rents of Virginia, 1704 (Baltimore,               111975), p. 18.
18 Henrico Co., Va., Record Bk. 1714-18, p. 172.
 
Humphrey. Humphrey Smith made two depositions, one at age 26 in 1681 and one at age 31 in 1685.19 These place his birth year as 1655, the same year as her father Philemon Childers. On 30 May 1689 Alexander Mekenny and his wife Mary made a deed to Humphrey Smith for 900 acres. It was recorded 1 June and the witnesses were John Cannon and John, Hotton.20  On 1 April 1694 he purchased from "Aliax Ander Meckeny" 40 acres, being part of 80 acres purchased from William Porter, Sr., in 1687 and bounded by William Porter, Jr. Witnesses were William Norris, Anne Davis and John Woodson, Sr.,and the deed was recorded 2 April 1694.21  On 1 May 1708 Humphrey purchased from John Pleasants and Co. 100 acres on the south side of Chickahominy Swamp, bounded by John Pleasants, Sr., Thomas Cocke, Sr., and Joseph Pleasants. Witnesses were William Perkins and John Gates and the deed was recorded in June 1708.  This deed must have confirmed the 100 acres out of the 900 acres in the 1687 deed from Mekenny.22
            Humphrey Smith appeared on the 1704 quit rent roll with 40 acres.23  As noted before, Humphrey  gave 50 acres to his son John24 and at the same time, 2 Nov. 1713, Humphrey Smith, planter "with good will and tender love" gave to his son Philemon 50 acres on the north side of James River on Queen's Cabbin branch of Chickahominy joining the 50 acres he had given "my Eldest Son John" and mentioning John Pleasants' deed. Witnesses were Thomas Childers (Mary's brother) and Mary Childers and the deed was recorded 1 Feb. 1713/4.25  It was not until 2 Feb. 1732/3 that he conveyed, for "love and affection," to son Humphrey, Jr., 40 acres on Western Run and bounded by William Porter, Mekinny and Frances Gathrite. Humphrey and his wife were to have use of the land until they died. Witnesses were William Porter, Jr., John Porter and William East and the deed was recorded the following Monday.26 Humphrey was then about 77 years old and did not leave a will.
The children of Mary and Humphrey Smith were:
1. John, married his first cousin once removed Jane Childers, as noted above.
2. Philemon. Records, which were searched through 1750, do not indicate if Philemon was married.  On 5 Nov. 1717 he added 20 acres to his land by a purchase from Thomas Mathews, paying 625 pounds of tobacco. This land was located on the south side of Chickahominy Swamp at the head of John Bottom's spring Branch.  Witnesses were Richard Trueman and John Smith and the deed was recorded 7 April 1718.27  He might have had a son John who appears in Goochland County with wife Susannab Raison. Their childrea were Frances, born 1736, Robert, born 1740, Philemon, born 1742, Thomas, born 1745, and twins Philemon and Nanny, born 1756.28
3. Humphrey, Jr., married, before 1735, Isabella Bethell, daughter of Thomas Bethell, Sr.  Named as Isabela Smith, daughter of Thomas Bethell, she and her father on 26 Feb. 1735/6 purchased for £14 from Benjamin Mosby of Goochland County 300 acres in Henrico County on the north side of James River and north side of White Oak Swamp.29  They sold the land in 1742 and Isabella was also called Arabella in this record.30  On 10 Jan. 1749/50 Thomas Bethell made his will, which was recorded 1 Dec. 1755. Isabella is named as "Isabella Smith wife of Humphry Smith" and she and her sister Rebecca Pare each received one shilling. Their brother Thomas received the balance of the estate.
 
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19 Weisiger, op. cit., pp. 149-50.
20Ibid..p.1.
21Ibid. p. 82. 
22 Benjamin B.  Weisiger, Henrico County Virginia, Deeds, 1706-1737
        (Richmond, 1985), p. 11.
 23 Smith,. op. cit., p. 82.
 24 Weisiger, Henrico County, Virginia, Deeds, 1706-1737, p. 36.
25 Henrico Co., Va., Record Bk 1710-14, p. 235.
26 Henrico Co., Va., Recad Bk 1725-37, p. 379.
27 Hertrico Co., Va., Record Bk. 1714-18, p. 247.
28 W. Mac. Jones, The Douglas Register (Baltimore,, 1966), p. 296.
29 Hertrico Co., Va., Record Bk. 1725-37, pp. 542-53.
30 Benjamin B. Weisiger, Henrico County',  Virginia, Deeds, 1737-1750,  (Richmond, 1985), p. 4.

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Philemon CHILDERS I 1 2
Sex: M
ALIA: /"Lemon"/
Birth: ABT. 26 NOV 1637 in Churchyard, Leeds, England 3 4
Death: 10 JAN 1716/17 in Henrico County, Virginia 2
Reference Number: 6144
Note:
NOTE: THIS INDIVIDUAL REPRESENTS THE GENESIS FOR FAMILY GROUP 02 IN THE CHILDERS/CHILDRESS JAMES RIVER VIKING Y-DNA PROJECT...GO TO www.jrdna.com FOR CURRENT STATUS OF TESTS.

MODIFYING NOTE (2013.10.07): The James River Genealogy Research Team reviewed data from a family tree file from a Childers Family Association committee, chaired by Mrs. Virginia Zeboski (widow of Walt Zeboski, of Sacramento, California) which in 1980 engaged the services of Ms. Gail Brisco, a professional researcher in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England to scour the records in England for proof of the earliest known Childers/Childress ancestral lines. In the fall of 1985 a "Research Team" brought back duplicate records of those found and cited by Ms. Brisco in an effort to double-check the accuracy and validity of said documents. Generally speaking, the dates of life events and the individuals themselves closely matched those of the Dennstedt Thesis. Where new individuals have been added to this Dennstedt tree, we have attempted to identify the source as this new data. In the event life event dates are changed and/or relationships have changed, we try to note the data change in this note section.

Zeboski birth date change from about 1630 to 1637 and from unknown father to Robert.

ORIGINAL SOURCE DOCUMENTATION FOR BAPTISM OF THIS PHILEMON CHELDERS MAY BE FOUND AT:
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/Misc/Transcriptions/WRY/LeedsBaptisms1636-1638.html

PHILEMON CHELDERS was baptized on November 26, 1637 in Leeds and shown to be the son of "ROBERT." Their "Abobe" was shown to be "Churchyard."

Zeboski notes: TRANSPORTATION TO NEW WORLD
Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume 2, 1666-1695, 134, John MAIES received 89 acres, Charles City (south side of Appotomattock River at Ely) for transporting 2 persons - Philemon CHILDERS and Thomas CROMPTON. Henrico County Patent Book 6, page 23.

 

MODIFYING NOTE (2013.03.19): A new individual entry was set up name "Childers-Childress Common Y-DNA Ancestor" and William (born 1599) is now shown to be a descendent of this Common Ancestor, along with Philemon (below, born about 1630). It is possible (but not proven) that the two distinct branches of the Childers/Childress line are broken out along the marker, CDY-b, with one line tracing their heritage back to Philemon and the other (approximately one half) tracing their heritage back through Abraham, then William. IF this is the case, it would be almost almost impossible odds to hope that the two different lines conveniently intersect with two brothers at the very time the marker CDY-b mutated from "37" to "38." Thus, a much more reasonable relationship explanation is that Philemon and Abraham were cousins (unsure the number of times removed) and that William and Philemon sprang from a Common Ancestor.

MODIFYING NOTE (2013.03.16): Based on contemporary research, this Philemon Childers' birth date was changed from the original "about 1656" to a more realistic "about 1630" and this individual was removed from the list of Abraham I (b. 1622) children. He is now shown as a brother of Abraham I and a son of the original William Childers (b. 1599). For that matter, this Philemon could have been a cousin or another close relative of Abraham I, rather than a brother.

Here is the basis for this move from one of our researchers: "Starting with Abraham I, she (Dennstedt) only lists two children as known. Here she made the assumption (no data supports her conclusion) that Philemon I was also a son. That was an unwarranted assumption and that created a number of problems with her work. There is a significant amount of data which makes it highly unlikely that Philemon I was a son. Both Abraham I and Philemon I (related is some unknown way until better data is found) should be treated as starting points for two descending lines."

Furthermore, this same researcher states, "There is the following data on two of his grandsons:

Based on the Hatcher data http://hatcherfamilyassn.com/getperson.php?personID=I39180&tree=WmTheIm

Thomas Childress, Jr. (Philemon I, Thomas, Sr.) b. Bef 1679, HenricoCo, VA. Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 1758, Henrico Co, VA. Find all individuals with events at this location

and

Henrico County, Virginia Deeds 1677-1705. Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III Richmond, Virginia 1986.

Henrico County, Va. Wills, Deeds, Etc. 1677-1692, p.227. Lemon Childers acknowledged deed to his grandson James Horton of 2 sows and 1 cow & calf, now in possession of James Horton, Sr., until child is of age 12. [p. 225 bears date 26 May 1682, 2nd entry on p. 227 bears date 2 April 1683]

Henrico County, Virginia Deeds 1677-1705 Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III Richmond, Virginia 1986

Ages as given by deposition in county records 1677-1705, 10 February 1680 p.152 James Horton, 30.

Based on this an other evidence that his sons were much older than previously assumed, I would place his birth no later than the early 1630's."

DENNSTEDT THESIS:

In examining the existing records still viewable for Henrico County concerning. Philemon Childers, nicknamed Lemon, you find an interesting person. He was uneducated, married at a very tender age, more or less a child bridegroom, gave gifts to nephews, grandchildren and sons and was a respected friend. To prove his birth year one must first consider the acknowledgement Lemon Childers made in "Open Court" on 2 Oct. 1682. He gave to his grandson James Horton, Jr., two sows, one cow named Flower, and a calf. These animals were then in the possession of the grandson's father, James Horton, Sr. When the child became 12 years old his father was to deliver to him one cow and Calf or one cow with calf of six years and two sows with pig or pigs by their sides. If the grandson died before 12 years of age the animal were to return to Philemon. On 10 Feb. 1680/1 James Horton had made a deposition and his age was stated to be about 30 years. No further records of the father or son can be found so the baby must have died.

What was the year of Philemon's birth? His brother Abraham's birth has been established as 1655 and he was the son and heir of his father. Philemon had to be his younger twin or born within a year after Abraham. He was then about 14 years old, which was allowed, when he married in 1669. His first child must have been the mother of James Horton, Jr., and born ca. 1670. She then would have been nearly 13 when she had her baby and died, since she was not mentioned in the acknowledgment.

Philemon married Mary (Unknown). It has been suggested that she was Mary Howard, daughter of John Howard. The only John Howard located in the records died before 1 Dec. 1684 leaving a nuncupative will. He wishes Philemon to take care of his estate and children. On 1 April 1685 Philemon received letters to administer and make an inventory. On 20 Aug. 1685 Philemon appeared at the Orphans Court and entered the ages of John Howard's orphans; John was 11 years old last April and Thomas was 10 years old last March. Philemon's wife Mary could have been John Howard's sister. Both Philemon and John Howard named a son Thomas.

Also to be taken into consideration in identifying Philemon's wife Is the will of Griffin Evans, made 15 May 1681. He gave to "Mary Childers, daughter of Philemon," all of his 20 hogs at the mill, a chest and contents, a saddle and bridle, a cow and calf, a gray mare, a nut colored mare, a pot, skillet and deep dish. To "Philemon Childers, son of Philemon," he gave a gun. To Philemon, Sr., he gave a coat, his new broad cloth coat and "wascoate" and cloth. He also named John Aust, his daughter Anne Aust, Temperance Cocke, Mr. Thomas Cocke and Cocke's servant Jacke. Witnesses were Anne Marshall and Hugh Davis and the will was recorded 1 Aug. 1681.

Philemon also was godfather of Nicholas, orphan of Samuel Polly, and on 12 Aug. 1694 offered to be his guardian.

Mary, the wife of Philemon, made a deposition at February Court 1687 but her age was not stated. She said that Edward Lester's son was in his 20th year and was the first child by his wife.

On 26 Sept. 1674 Nicholas Perkins took out a patent for 537 acres in Henrico County on the north side of James River, bounded by Richard Parke, for the transportation of eleven persons. Philemon was to have been included in the grant as part owner, but he would have been only 19 at the time.

(When) Nicholas was about 28 years old; he made a deposition in April 1686 over the John Pledge pork and was then 40 years old. On 31 Jan 1680/1 Nicholas Perkins acknowledged in a deed to Philemon Childers he was part owner of the patent and he deeded over 268 ½ acres of the land dividing the cost of the survey. Witnesses were George Lynn and Hugh Davis.

On 20 April 1685 as "Lemon Childers" he patented 406 acres in the parish of Varina, Henrico County, on the north side of James River and Grindon Run, bounded by Mr. John Pleasants and Edward Mathews. Five persons were named as headrights. On 2 June 1690 Philemon purchased from John Woodson for 1200 pounds of tobacco 250 acres of land on the south side of Chickahominy Swamp bounded by Benjamin Hatcher. Witnesses were Samuel Knibb and Giles Carter. Judith Woodson released her dower right and the deed was recorded the same day.

On 1 June 1698 Philemon Childers, Sr., planter, gave land in one deed to his sons Thomas and Abraham. To son Thomas "with goodwill and tender love" he conveyed 300 acres on the north side of James River, where Thomas was already living, part of his patent of 20 April 1685. To son Abraham, also "with good will and tender love," he gave 268 ½ acres, I rood and 10 poles, his half of the 1674 patent divided between Nicholas Perkins and himself conveyed to him by Perkins in 1680. Witnesses were Robert Woodson, Sr., John Woodson, Sr., and Judith Woodson and the deed was recorded the same day. Philemon made his mark, which was always . On 2 Aug. 1703 he gave to son Philemon, Jr., "with natural love and affection towards his dutyful son," two tracts, being 50 acres where Philemon, Jr., "now dwells" and another 150 acres bounded by Col. William Randolph and Edward Hughes. Witnesses were George Steward and Joseph Pleasants. Philemon made his mark and the deed was recorded the same day. The last gift to his family was made l Feb. 1706/7 when he gave Elizabeth and Tabitha daughters of his son Abraham, both under l6 years of age, one cow called Lilly and one yearling steer. They were to have their increase and when they reached the age of 16 or lawfully married, the animals were to be divided. Philemon again made his mark.

Philemon appeared on the 1679 tithable list with one tithe. On the 1704 quit rent roll he and his sons were listed as: Phillip [sic] Seanr., 50 acres; Abraham Senr., 368 acres; Philip, 300 acres; and Thomas, 300 acres. On 10 Jan. 1716/7, about age 61, Philemon Childers, Sen., made his will, which was proved 3 May 1717. To son Philemon be gave one large table, many items and one heifer of two years. To son Abraham he gave one feather bed, a chest, many items and one heifer of two years. Daughter Mary Smith received one feather bed, a seal skin trunk, many items and one heifer of two years called Pink. To son Thomas he gave all the remaining personal estate and he was to be executor. Witnesses were Edmond and Rachell Liphot and Joseph Pleasants. Philemon made his mark.

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PHILLOMON CHILDERS SENIOR, HENRICO COUNTY, VIRGINIA
10 JANUARY 1716
Henrico County May Court 1717
At a County Court held for Henrico County the 5th day of May 1717Mrs Mary Randolph and Col. Frances Epos acknowledges this Deed to be ____sealed and dated and was ordered to be recorded.
Test WILLIAM RANDOLPH At a Court held for Henrico County this 3rd day of June 1717 ANNA EPOS the wife of COL FRANCIS EPOS acknowledged this Deed to be her __des and Deed and was there upon ordered be recorded being first probated _____ ca___ned.
Test WILLIAM RANDOLPH ____

PHILLOMON CHILDERS SEN. WILL, HENRICO COUNTY, VIRGINIA, 1716

In the Name of God Amen I PHILLOMON CHILDERS SEN being Sick and Weak of body but of a sound mind and perfect memory Thanks Almighty God for the same therefore do make ...ordain and constitute this my last will and testament in manner and form as followeth.

First I give and bequeath my soule to God that gave itt and my body to the the earth to be decently buryed according to the discretion of my executor hereafter named and as for the worldy goods it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I have thought fit to bestow them as followeth.

First I give and bequeath unto my Son PHILLOMON CHILDERS one large table and a forms now at his house 1 Diaper table Cloth and a dozen diaper naphins one holland sheet one iron kettle l lott wedges one heifer of two years old l brass kettle.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son ABRAM CHILDERS one feather bed and boulster now at ROBERT BLASS'S plantation 1 group of _____ racks 1 chest & 1 coutch all which are now at THOMAS MATTHEW Plantation. 1 holland sheet l heifer of two years old one lott of old curtains and vallins, 2 pewter dishes now at THOMAS MATTHEWS.

Item. I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter MARY SMITH one feather bed and boulsters one green yarn soft rugg of__ ___ ____ Iron pott qty 4 gallons 1 holland sheet l seal skin trunk & drawers 1 iron frying pan 1 spit 1 heifer of two years old called Pink 1 dish & six plates.
All the rest I give and bequeath to my Son THOMAS CHILDERS whom I make........ordain and constitute my whole & sole Executor of this my last will and testament and do hereby revoke and disannul all former wills and testaments of what kind or nature soever_.

IN WITNESS thereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal----this 1-th day January Annis Domni 1716

Signed sealed and acknowledged to be his his last will in presence of us.

EDMOND LIPTROTT / PHILLEMON CHILDERS SR

her marke
RACHELL X LIPTROTT

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JOSEPH PLEASANTS

At a Court held for Henrico County this 3rd of May 1717 this will was proved by the oaths of EDMOND LIPTROTT & RACHELL LIPTROTT two of the witnesses & thereupon admitted to record.
Test WILLIAM RANDOLPH CC Court

 

Father: Robert CHELDERS b: 3 APR 1611 in Hunslet, Leeds, England
Mother: Mary SEAMAN b: ABT. 1615

Marriage 1 Mary EVANS b: ABT. 1656
Married: ABT. 1670 2
Children
Has Children Mary CHILDERS b: ABT. 1670
Has Children Philemon CHILDERS Jr. b: ABT. 1670
Has No Children Unknown CHILDERS b: ABT. 1670
Has Children Thomas CHILDERS b: ABT. 1671
Has Children Abraham CHILDERS b: ABT. 1673