Martha Iremonger/Ironmonger was born about 1636 in Berkshire, England. She married Robert Jones of Great Wicomoco, Northumberland, Virginia before 1657 and died in 1677.
Martha Iremonger, daughter of Samuel Iremonger, Gent., by Bridget Cordray, married before 1657 Robert Jones, Gent. of Great Wicocomoco, Northumberland County, Virginia. They had four sons, William, Samuel, Robert, and Maurice.
Martha, widow of Robert Jones, left a will proved February 20, 1677/8. Her husband predeceased her by about 2 years, leaving a will dated January 14, 1675/6, proved March 1, 1675/6.
"Mr. Robert Jones died in 1676. His will was probated Mch. 1st, and Mrs. Martha Jones exc'rx was granted a commission of administration on the estate of her dec'd husband. Her securities were Col. St. Leger Codd and Mr. Jno. Harris. The appraisers appointed at her request were Col. St. Leger Codd, Mr. John Haynie, Maj. Thos. Brereton and Mr. Edward Porteus."...
"A month later Dec. 20, 1677, the will of Mrs. Martha Jones was proved by Mrs. Elizabeth Haynes or Haines and by a note from Mr. Thos. Haines, of Lancaster Co. Elizabeth Haines was probably the eldest daughter of Robert and Martha Jones."
"In April 1678, the court appointed Wm. Jones administrator of the estate as follows:
'Whereas Mrs. Martha Jones administratrix of Mr. Robert Jones lately dec'd left an estate with many children and by reason of the minority of most of the sd children the Court orders that Mr. Wm. Jones the eldest son take the said estate in his hands and manage same for the benefit of his brothers and sisters and give an account thereof when thereto required.'"
Named in Robert's will dated ____ 14, 1675 and first probated March 1, 1676:
Loving wife Martha Jones, executrix
Sons: William, Samuel, Robert, Maurice [Maurice specified as youngest and not of age, but later Robert says "my will is that upon the arrival of each child to the full age or day of marriage by the consent of their mother, my sd wife Marha Jones shall pay..."]
Daughters: not named, but mentioned as "daughters" (plural)
Others: cozen [nephew] Robert Hues [Hewes, Hughes]; Mr. John Cossens, godfather of son Maurice; cozen Jno Jones; friends Mr. Thomas Haynes & Mr. Geo. Flowe [Flowers], overseers; witnesses Benj. Doggitt, Matthew Burrowes.
A summary of early Jones residents of Northumberland County, Virginia and a list of daughters is given by #Keach, pp 196 & 198, respectively.
↑ 3.03.1Keach, O.A., "Mr. Robert Jones, of Fleet's Bay, Northumberland County, and Some of His Descendants," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jan., 1915), pp. 191-202 (Published by: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture; DOI: 10.2307/1914716). Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1914716 (accessed September 15, 2015). Transcript of Robert's will beginning p 196.
↑ from transcription of will recorded by Mr. Robert Lee on Nov. 19, 1718 (the original having "burned in the fire of 1710"), p 196 #Keach
The American Genealogist, vol 73 (1998): 181-193, 294-311
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Martha (Iremonger) Jones is in a project-approved/badged trail (reviewed September 2015 by a Magna Carta project member)
Ironmonger-48 and Iremonger-40 appear to represent the same person because: I set these two as unmerged matches before reading April's comment on Ironmonger-48's bulletin board. Looks like merge should go through with Iremonger as the final name, since that is the one used in Magna Carta Ancestors.
Iremonger-40 and Ironmonger-48 appear to represent the same person because: they have the same name, parents, and vitals. Iremonger and Ironmonger are variations of the same name. Either can be used in the ID# with the other being an alternate spelling. Ironmonger is the more popular usage in this database, but it can be set up the other way.