John was born about 1680. John Bonnewell ... He passed away about 1729. 
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1702 july 24: Will of Robert Watson (Sr.), proved June 1, 1703, (mention of several children) daughter Mary Hughbank, grandson John Bonwell. Stratton Nottingham, Wills and Administrations Accomack County, Virginia, 1663-1800 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1999) page 34.
1714: John son of James Bonwell succeeded to the 400 acres of land described by Whitelaw as A74 upon the death of his father. However, being unsure of the title, he took out a patent on the land in his own name in 1714. Two years later he gave or sold 100 acres to his brother James. In 1721 James left his land to his mother Mary Huebank for her life and then to his nephew James, son of John Bonwell. Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1989), Volume 2, page 943.
1728/29 January 19: Will of John Bonwell, proved April 1, 1729, to sons John and James the plantion where I now live containing 400 acres, beginning at the head of a gut called Stevens gut; to son Joachim Mikeall Bonewell 200 acres at the seaside which I had by my wife, it being the land formerly of John Mekeall; sons Thomas and Richard Bonewell. Personal estate to wife for life then to my 4 children Thomas, Richard, Ann and Sarah. Wife (not named) and son James, executors. Witnesses: John Smith, Daniel Fookes and William Wise, Jr. Stratton Nottingham, Wills and Administrations Accomack County, Virginiai, 1663-1800 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc., 1999) page 88.
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