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Sabrah Armitrader (abt. 1704 - 1785)

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Sabrah (Sarah) Armitrader
Born about in Accomack County, Virginia Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
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Wife of — married 1720 in Accomack Co, VAmap
Descendants descendants
Mother of
Died in Accomac County, Virginia Colonymap
Profile last modified 12 Dec 2015
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Biography

Sabrah was born circa 1704 at Accomack Co, VA. She married John Mears, son of John Mears and Margaret Garrison, circa 1720.

Sabrah was named in her father's will on 24 February 1755 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Sabrah Meers in the will of Richard Armitrader.

Sabrah was named as administrator of an estate on 30 March 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that she was named to settle the estate of John Meers. Littleton Armitrader and John Meers were securities.

She made a will on 20 April 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. To son John Mears all her stock of cattle, one hand mill and first choice of a large pewter dish. To son Spencer Mears a large pewter dish and bed and furniture. To granddaughter Creshe Bradford one gown and petticoat of Virginia made linen. To son Zorobabel Mears one bed and furniture and trundle bed. To granddaughter Polly Mears one bed and furniture, one gown of Virginia linen, striped cross ways, and one white apron of English linen. To daughter Elizabeth Bell one shilling. Sons & daughters William Mears, Levin Mears, Zorobable Mears, Spencer Mears, Margaret Richardson, Rose Harmon & Siner Bradford residual legatees. Sons John & Spencer Exrs. Witt: John Spiers, Richard Mears, John Elliot.

Sabrah died in February 1785. She lived some 23 years after her husband's death. By this time she was an old woman for those times and had lost a son, Littleton Mears. Between the time her will was written and recorded, son John Mears also died.

Sabrah's will was probated on 22 February 1785 at Accomack Co, VA. Her estate was settled on 29 January 1788 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that a final accounting of the settlement of her estate was made by Spencer Mears, executor (Acc Co Wills, 1788-1794, p. 5). John Mears had been paid 16 shillings for "making her coffin and plank," Michael Bonnewell received 10 shillings "for Reading" (her funeral service), and 10 shillings had been spent "for Brandy at appraising." John Spiers was paid 5 shillings & 7 pence for writing and witnessing her will. John Elliott received 3 shillings & 1 pence as a witness to the will.

Name

Sarah Armitrading

Sources

  • Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 182 (will of Richard Armitrader).
  • John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 126 (Granger Family).
  • Mary Frances Carey, Messongo Traders, A Family History.
  • John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 129 (Granger Family).
  • Mary Frances Carey, Bartholomew Mears of Accomack County, Virginia, One line of Descent, p. 52 (Chart I).
  • Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 173 (adm. of John Meers).
  • Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 353 (will of Sabra Mears).
  • Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County, Virginia, p. 196.
  • Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 353 (will of Sabar Mears).
  • This person was created through the import of PittsPenn_2010-09-21.ged on 22 September 2010.


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Armitrading-5 and Armitrader-27 appear to represent the same person because: Though the first names are different (Sarah, Sabrah) they have the same father and husband with last name of Mears(Meers). Miles Files has only two daughters listed for Richard Armitrader; Sabrah and Rose. Richard's will references Sabrah and John Meers: To wife Elizabeth whole estate during her widow, then to daughter Sabrah Meers Plantation where I live. Grandsons William & Benjamin Knock. Grandaughter Patience Knock. Grandson Levin Knock. Daughter Sabra Meers residual legatee. Son in law John Meers Exr. Witt: Francis Savage, Rowland Savage, William Red.
posted by Pam (Ellis) Donaldson

Sarah is 22 degrees from Danielle Liard, 15 degrees from Jack London and 14 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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