Person Sheet

Name Lt. Col. John West, M
Birth Date 8 Apr 1638
Birth Place England
Death Date 27 May 1703 Age: 65
Death Place Accomack, VA
Father Anthony West , M (~1600-1652)
Mother Anne Unknown , F (~1610-<1679)
Misc. Notes
ohn West was baptisted on 13 Apr 1638 in England (Some Descendants of Anthony West of Acc, VA). John West deposed 10 Nov 1663 that he was aged 25 years or thereabouts. On 23 Dec 1650 he had been put in possession of 1600 acres in Northampton County which included the Herle tract. He was a carpenter and shipbuilder by trade and served Accomack County as commissioner, 1662-63, justice, 1663-1703, sheriff, 1667, and as captain, major and lieutenant colonel of militia, 1655-1703. He held 5250 acres in Accomack County, 1683. A patent issued to John West, 20 Oct 1661, for 250 acres in Northampton County recites that the land was granted to Matilda Scarburgh, 31 Mar 1655, and due said West as marrying with the said Scarburgh. His widow held 3600 acres in Accomack County, 1704 (Adventurers of Purse and Person, p. 663). For more on the descendants of Lt. Col. John West and Matilda Scarburgh see "Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County Virginia," by Lucy Ames Edwards, pp. 171-176. He was a boatright. His common name was John. John was born on 7 April 1638 at England. He was the son of Anthony West and Anne (-----). John was living on 12 October 1651. He married Matilda Scarburgh circa 1658 at Accomack Co, VA. John was living circa 1676 at Accomack Co, VA. He was named as uncle John West and was to be the executor of Henry Scarborough's undated will, which was recorded 26 May 1676. He made a will on 6 February 1703 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Anthony land at Nandua - Elizabeth is wife of Anthony. Grandson John, son of Anthony. To grandduaghters Matilda, Mary Scarburgh and Jean West, daughters of my son Anthony, the Ridge land without the Neck where Anthony now lives. To son Alexander plantation at Mossongo formerly known by the name of old Brookes land. To 4 youngest daughters Catherine, Mary, Ann and Scarburgh West (all under age 16). To eldest son John and son Benony land at Deep Creek; should both die without issue Benony's part to go to Alexander's eldest son and John's part to my son Jonathan. To son Jonathan land at Chicconessick Creek. To son John land at Pungoteague. To 5 daughters Catherine, Mary, Ann, Scarburgh and Matilda land at Deep Creek. To daughter Sarah Robinson, wife of Capt. Tully Robinson, plantation at Onancock called ye Folly, containing 600 acres for life and then to her 5 children, West, Elizabeth, Scarburgh, Sarah and Susanna. To daughter Frances Kellam land given her by deed. To Sarum, son of my daughter Frances, cattle, personalty. To John, the son of Sarah Glanning, dec'd, 100 acres at Gingoteague. To youngest son John West. To sons John West the younger and John West the elder. Wife Matilda Exec. and after her dec'd I appoint my son Jonathan Exr. Son-in-law Capt. Tully Robinson to assist my wife. To grandson Anthony, son of John West. To grandson John, the eldest son of my daughter Matilda Wise 100 acres. Witt: William Wise, John Wise Jr., Tabitha Hill, Geo: Nich: Hack, Patrick Morgan and Robert Hutchinson. John died on 27 May 1703 at Nandua, Acc Co, VA, at age 65. John's will was probated on 4 August 1703 at Accomack Co, VA.
1 Mathilda Scarburgh, F
Birth Date 1644
Birth Place Accomack, VA
Death Date 3 Jan 1721 Age: 77
Death Place Accomack, VA
Father Col. Edmund II Scarburgh , M (1617-1671)
Mother Mary Littleton , F (~1617-1691)
Marr Date 1661
Marr Place Accomack, VA
Children Frances , F (1680-1731)
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