George Williams
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George Williams (1618 - bef. 1672)

George Williams
Born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1664 in Isle of Wight County, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Dec 2009
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Biography

George Williams, son of Walter Williams, Tanner of Bristol, England, was baptized 03 October 1618 at St. James Church, Bristol, England[1] George Williams, tailor, of Bristol left England sometime on or after 04 September 1656 for VIRGINIA. He was indentured to Thomas Bridgman of Bristol, England for four years. George Williams, tailor, was deeded 100 acres of land 10 April 1671, in Isle of Wight by Pharoh Cobb and his wife Anne. This land later was left by George Williams to his eldest son William Williams. The land then passed to the brother of William Williams, George Williams II and the same sold it 06 April 1700 to Richard Reynolds, Jr. who had married Elizabeth Williams daughter of George Williams I. The will of George Williams is recorded as follows:

Isle of Wight County, Virginia Will and Deed Book #2 page 114 D. 12 February 1671 R. 09 October 1672 GEORGE WILLIAMS, TAILOR Leg. son William to Mr. Pharoah Cobb; son George to Mr. Henry Applewhaite; daughter Elizabeth to Mr. William Bressie and his wife Susanna, if it shall please God to send them back to Virginia. Mr. Arthur Smith, Pharoah Cobb, and Henry Applewhaite, overseers. Witnesses: Giles Limscott, Richard Lewis From the above, as his wife is not mentioned, she must have preceded him in death, the children of George Williams, Tailor, were under age, and were assigned to other people. William Williams was the eldest child.

A tailor by trade, George always signed his name with a scissor mark behind his signature.

Sources

  1. From the )
  • Bristol Apprentice Books 1600-1640 Bristol, England (Abstracted by Geoffrey T. Roberts, Genealogist, 15 December 2000, Bristol, England.
  • The Bristol Registers of Servants Sent to Foreign Plantations 1654-1686, page 27, Coldham, Peter Wilson. Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1988.
  • Boddie, Isle of Wight, Virginia, page 640.
  • Isle of Wight County, Virginia Will and Deed Book #2 page 114.

Here is a timeline for George Williams with a little more data:

03 Nov 1634 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. "George Williams son of Walter Williams late of the City of Bristol tanner deceased bound apprentice of Richard Robinson of the same City, tayler, and Jane his wife for 7 years. Fee 4 shillings and sixpense, freedom of Bristol and double aparel."[1]

04 Sep 1656 Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. George Williams, tailor, of Bristol left England sometime on or after 04 September 1656 for Virginia. He was indentured to Thomas Bridgman of Bristol, England, for four years.[2] "George Williams of the City of Bristol taylor bound to Thomas Bridgman of the same merchant for 4 years to serve in Virginia and to have in the end thereof one axe, one house, one years provisions, two suits of apparel and fifty acres of land, according to custom of the country."[3] An indentured “servant could not have owned land for at least four years.”

Abt 1658/63 Isle of Wight Co., VA. George Williams married an unknown daughter of Daniel Boucher.

About 1664 Isle of Wight Co., VA. Son, William Williams was born.

About 1667 Isle of Wight Co., VA. Daughter, Elizabeth Williams was born.

About 1670 Isle of Wight Co., VA. Son, George Williams, Jr., was born.

04 Dec 1667 Isle of Wight Co., VA. Daniel Boucher made his will. Recorded 01 May 1668. Leg. to my kinsman Robert Boucher; daughter Elizabeth; to Hodges Councill the younger; to William the son of William Huntt; to my son-in-law George Williams; to Mary the daughter of William Huntt; to Elizabeth Munger the daughter of John Munger; to Elizabeth Davis the daughter of John Davis, decd; if my daughter Elizabeth dies without issue estate to my kinsman Robert Boucher; remainder to the grandchildren of my deceased wife Elizabeth. Friends John Hardy and Thomas Taberer overseers. Wit: Hodges Councill, William Bacon. Underwritten as follows: In lieu of the horse and furniture given to Peter Vasser, Mr. Boucher gives him the second colt etc. in the presence of Mr. Flake, Alexander Matthews, Thomas Taberer. Under his hand on the will is written Memo: there is a hogshead of tobacco in my house belonging to Mrs. Elinor Moseley, widow in Bristol. R. 01 May 1668.[4]

03 May 1669 Isle of Wight Co., VA. Edward Gibbs, appraisal of estate ordered. Appraisers: Giles Driver, Arthur Smith, Richard Sharpe, George Williams. Presented by Elizabeth Gibbs. Registered 10 May 1669. George Williams signs with a scissors mark.[5]

12 Feb 1671 Isle of Wight Co., VA. George Williams made his will (it refers to him as a tailor).[6]

07 Apr 1671 Isle of Wight Co., VA. William Bressie & wife Sussanna assign land to George Williams.[7],[8]

10 Apr 1671 Isle of Wight Co., VA. George Williams, tailor, was deeded 100 acres of land by Pharoh Cobb and his wife Anne. This land later was left by George Williams to his eldest son William Williams. The land then passed to the brother of William Williams, George Williams II and the same sold it 06 April 1700 to Richard Reynolds, Jr. who had married Elizabeth Williams daughter of George Williams I.[9]

09 Oct 1672 Isle of Wight Co., VA. George Williams, Tailor. Leg. son William to Mr. Pharoah Cobb; son George to Mr. Henry Applewhaite; daughter Elizabeth to Mr. William Bressie and his wife Susanna, if it shall please God to send them back to Virginia. Friends: Mr. Arthur Smith, Pharoah Cobb, and Henry Applewhaite, overseers. Witnesses: Giles Limscott, Richard Lewis, Williams Siggell. Wife was not mentioned, so she must have died. The children were under age, and were assigned to other people. William Williams was the eldest child.[10] Recorded 16 Oct 1672. 13 Oct 1672 Security: Richard Sharpe, Francis Ayres.[11]

[1] Bristol Apprentice Books 1600-1640, Bristol, England (Abstracted by Geoffrey T. Roberts, Genealogist, 15 December 2000, Bristol, England).

[2] The Bristol Registers of Servants sent to Foreign Plantations 1654-1686, page 27, Peter Wilson Coldham. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1988. Cited by amily tree web page at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com, WorldConnect Project, of Charles Lucas, cclmd@aol.com, database: “lucama12,” page entitled "John Lucas and Descendants of Eastern NC," last updated 27 Nov 2017; accessed 25 Jan 2018.

[3] The Bristol Registers of Servants to Foreign Plantations, 1654-1686, page 27, Peter Wilson Coldham. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1988.

[4] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, Books 1-3. Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2006, p. 6. Will and Deed Book 2, p.53.

[5] Will and Deed Book 2, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, page 67. Chapman, p. 8.

[6] Isle of Wight County, Virginia, Will Book 2, p. 114.

[7] John Bennett Boddie, Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County, Virginia, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003, p. 562 (originally published 1938, Chicago).

[8] 09 Feb 1658. Isle of Wight Co., VA. Sam Haswell assigns the land to William Bressie. Witnesses: Daniel Boucher and John Hardy. 14 Dec 1669 Isle of Wight Co., VA. William Bressie assigns the land to Robert King. 09 Feb 1670 Isle of Wight Co., VA. Robert King signs the land back to William Bressie.

[9] John Bennett Boddie, Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County, Virginia, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003, p. 640 (originally published 1938, Chicago).

[10] Isle of Wight County, Virginia, Will and Deed Book 2, page 114. Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, Books 1-3. Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2006, p. 12.

[11] Will and Deed Book 2, page 32, Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Chapman, p. 69.



The following two paragraphs placed on this page describe some other George Williams, not the one born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, and died in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. The Bristol/Isle of Wight one did not have a son Richard, nor was he the son of a Richard Williams.

The first authentic record of George Williams is in the Minute of Fairfax (Virginia) Monthly Meeting, recording the marriage of Richard Williams and Prudence Beales, October 11, 1746, at Mouocacy, in Maryland, just across the Virginia line, which states that Richard was the son of George Williams. Cold-spring, or Monocacy Meeting at that time came within the jurisdiction of the Monthly Meeting of Fairfax, Loudon County, Virginia. About five miles from Monocacy is the town of Bealesville, probably founded by the family of Prudence Beales, wife of Richard Williams, ist.

On the other hand, a manuscript in existence states that the George Williams family came to America from Wales but had resided in England for over 300 years, and that the first member in this country was Richcrd Williams who arrived in 1632 at the age of 16 years, and that he was the father of George Williams, and grandfather of Richard Williams who married Prudence Beales in Maryland.

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There are two daughters, Elizabeth. which is accurate?
posted by Jillaine Smith
Donna, this profile could use some cleanup so we get a single narrative with key items appropriately cited. I we got a group of project volunteers ready to help strengthen this profile. Would you like our help?
posted by Jillaine Smith
Williams-23929 and Williams-184 appear to represent the same person because: HI Donna, Let's do this merge and we get rid of the extra profiles that were created
posted by Robin Lee

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