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James Bonwell (abt. 1620 - abt. 1667)

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James Bonwell
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Husband of — married about [location unknown]
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Died about in Accomack County, Virginiamap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 26 Jul 2014
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James was born about 1620. James Bonwell ... He passed away about 1667. [1]

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1663: James Bonwell purchased 400 acres of land from John Nicholls in plot described by Whitelaw as A74. Land passed to wife Mary (subsequently Michael) upon the death of James in 1667. Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1989), Volume 2, page 943.

1664 August 16: The complaint of James Bonwell that William Silverthorn had killed his dog. Accomack County Deeds and Wills, 1663-1666, page 74, Accomack County Clerk's Office.

1666 October 16: James Bonwell, juryman. JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack County, Virginia, Court Order Abstracts, 1666-1670 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 1996), Volume 2, page 1.

1666 October 16: James Bonwell fined 50 lbs. tobacco for being drunk. Ordered that James Bonwell, for insolent behavior towards the court, be committed into the sheriff's custody till further order. Ibid., p. 2

1666 October 17: Ordered that James Bonwell, who had been released from his confinement for misbehavior, also be released from paying court charges. Ibid., p. 4.

1666 October 17: James Bonwell, juryman. Ibid.

1666/67 January 16: James Bonwell, juryman. Ibid., p. 14.

1666/67 January 17: James Bonwell, juryman. Ibid., p. 18.

1666/67 January 17: Disposition of James Bonwell aged about 46 years: On 16 January, he heard Fooks [ie., Thomas Fowke] say to [Hugh] Yeo, "Thou art a pretty fellow for a burgess with a pox, for you can go over to Jamestown and spend our money and come home like a fool." Ibid., p. 20.

1666/67 February 18: James Bonwell, juryman. Ibid., p. 21.

1667 July 16: Petition of Col. Edmund Scarburgh, that James Bonwell died intestate and left an estate; petitions that widow Mary Bonwell be appointed administratrix. Mary so appointed. Accomack County Deeds and Wills, 1664-1671, page 59, Accomack County Clerk's Office.

1667 July 16: Ordered that a letter of administration be granted Mary Bonwell for the estate of her late husband, James Bonwell. She put up security. Ordered that Thomas Leatherberry, George Truet, John Parker and William Anderson be sworn by Capt. Parker and on 25 July 1667, appraise the estate of James Bonwell. Ibid., p. 45.

1667 July 25: Inventory of the effects of James Bonwell - house, furniture, and slaves - ; children: Hickman, a daughter, James and Ann. Accomack County Deeds and Wills, 1664-1671, page 66, Accomack County Clerk's Office.

1667 August 16: Thomas Leatherberry was appointed surveyor in the place of James Bonwell, who was to give a copy of his bound to Leatherberry. Ibid., p. 53.

  1. First-hand information as remembered by Charles Shaughnessy, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.

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