Person:Harry Beverley (1)

Harry Beverley
d.bef. 12 February 1730/31 Newlands, Spotsylvania County, Virginia
m. 1666
  1. Col. Peter Beverleyabt 1668 - 1728
  2. Harry Beverley1669 - bef 1730/31
  3. Robert Beverley, Jr.abt 1673 - 1722
  4. Mary Beverleybef 1676 -
m. about 1695
  1. Elizabeth Beverley1697 - 1747
  2. Robert Beverley, of Newlands, Spotsylvania County1701 - 1733
  3. Mary Beverley1704 -
  4. Susannah Beverley1706 - 1778
  5. Catherine Beverley1708 - 1778
  6. Agatha Beverley1716 - BEF 1757
Facts and Events
Name Harry Beverley
Gender Male
Birth? 1669 Middlesex, Virginia, United States
Marriage about 1695 Middlesex, Virginia, United Statesto Elizabeth Smith
Death? bef. 12 February 1730/31 Newlands, Spotsylvania County, Virginia

Will of Harry Beverley

Will of Harry Beverley, St. George's Parish, dated Nov. 30, 1730.
Proved Feb. 12, 1730/1.
Wit: John Gordon, John Henderson, William Chapman, Thos. Sellers.
Exec. Son Robert Beverley.
Legatees: dau. Elizabeth Stanard the lower part of my tract of land on the River Ta, in Spotsylvania County, that lies below the branch that is next to Col. John Robinson's bridge; daughter Mary, the residue of this tract; daughter Margaret; daughter Susanna; daughter Catherine; daughter Judith, 1,000 acres adj. the lands I sold to Andrew Harrison; daughter Agatha; son Robert, balance lf lands not disposed of.
[Source: Old New Kent County [Virginia]: Some Account of the Planters, Volume 1, by Malcolm Hart Harris].
  1.   Tyler, Lyon Gardiner. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., c1915), v. 1, p. 185.

    'Beverley, Capt. Harry, was son of Maj. Robert Beverley, was a justice of Middlesex in 1700 and surveyor of King and Queen and King William counties 1702-1714. In 1713 he helped the Virginia commissioners to survey the line between North Carolina and Virginia. In 1716 Spotswood sent him in command of a vessel to search for pirates, Spanish wrecks, etc. He was taken by a Spanish man-of-war and kept seven months in imprisonment without a trial. He escaped from Vera Cruz and reached Virginia before Aug., 1717. He removed to Spotsylvania county, about 1720 and was for a number of years presiding justice of that county. He died in 1730, having married about 1700 Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Gen. Robert Smith, of Brandon, Middlesex county.'

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