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James Bonwell (abt. 1700 - abt. 1767)

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James Bonwell
Born about in Accomack County, Virginiamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died about in Accomack County, Virginiamap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 11 Mar 2016
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James was born about 1700. He is the son of John Bonnewell and Gratiana Michael. [1]

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1744: James Bonnywell sold his 100 acres inherited from his uncle James Bonwell to his brother Joachim Michael Bonnywell. Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1989), Volume 2, page 944.

1746/47 January 5: Will of Richard Bonnewell, proved January 27, 1746/47, to brother James Bonnewell. Stratton Nottingham, Wills and Administrations [of] Accomack County, Virginia, 1663-1800 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1999) page 150.

1765: Will of James Bonnewell, proved May 26, 1767, to son John Bonnewell plantation where I now live, to son Michael 200 acres which was my mother's maiden land lying on the seaboard side, to three sons John, Michael and James Bonnewell all my right and title of and in an island called Tobacco Island which I purchased of Denwood Turpin, John Wharton and Thomas Upshur, to daughter Hannah, to daughter Leah and daughter Rachel. To granddaughters Peggy and Nanny Budd. 3 daus. resid. legatees. Wife (no name) and sons John and Michael, executors. Witnesses Micheel Bonnewell, Richard Bonnewell, Peter Fitzgerrald, Betty Bonnewell and Sarah Bonnewell. In order of prob: John Bonnewell heir at law to the testator. Ibid., page 241.

1762 September 7: Will of Zorobabel Budd, proven November 24, 1767, To children Michael, Peggy, Major, Thomas and Nanney Budd 20 shillings each. Wife (no name) resid. legatee. Wife and James Bonewell and Michael Bonwell executors. Witnesses James Bonewell, Littleton Wyatt and Rebecca Belote. Ibid., page 242.

1768 April 16: Will of William Wise [Sr.], proven April 26, 1769, To son William Wise plantation where he now lives and for want of heirs to my son James Wise. To son James Wise 1 shilling. To son Thomas Wise 1 shilling. To grandson Smith Rodgers, heir of my daughter Elizabeth 1 shilling. To daughter Mary Bonwell 1 shilling. To son John Wise. Daughter Susanna. To granddaughter Hannah Wise. To granddaughter Mary Rodgers. Daughters Susanna Wise and Scarburgh Parker executrixes & resid. legatees. Witnesses John Bonwell, James Bonwell, Thomas Bonwell and Michael Budd. Ibid., page 249.

  1. First-hand information as remembered by Charles Shaughnessy, Sunday, August 17, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.

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