Facts and Events
Lt. Col. John West was one of the Early Settlers of Colonial Virginia
Will of John West
- WEST, JOHN, 1702/3 -- 4 Aug. l703 - To son Anthony land at Nandua - Elizabeth wife of Anthony. Grandson John, son of Anthony. To grandaus. Matilda, Mary Scarburgh & Jean West, daus.of my son Anthony, the Ridge land without the Neck where Anthony now lives. To son Alexander planta.at Mossongo formerly known by the name of old Brookes land. To 4 youngest daus. Catherine, Mary, Ann & Scarburgh West (all under 16) To eldest son John and son Benony land at Deep Creek; should both die without issue Benonys part to go to Alexanders 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 daus. Catherine, Mary, Ann, Scarburgh & Matilda land at Deep Creek. To dau. Matilda Wise & her dau. Mary Cade Wise 300 acres at Deep Creek. To dau. Sarah Robinson, wife of Capt. Tully Robinson planta. at Onancock called ye Folly, cont. 600 acres for life, &.then to her 5 children, West, Elizabeth, Scarburgh, Sarah & Susanna. To dau. Frances Kellam land given her by deed. To Sarum, son of my dau. Frances, cattle, personalty. To John, the son of Sarah Glanning, dec., 100 acres at Gingoteague. To youngest son John West. To sons John West the younger & John West the e1der. Wife Matilda Exec. & after her dec.
- 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 dau. Matilda Wise 100 acres.
- Witt: William Wise, John Wise Jr. Tabitha Hill, Geo: Nich: Hack, Patrick Morgan, Robert
- Hutchinson - p. 317
Information on Lt. Col. John West
From "Virginia Vital Records", indexed by Judith McGhan, pg. 540:
John West became Lieutenant-Colonel, and was a contemporary of Colonel John West, of West Point. In Bacon's Rebellion he took sides with Bacon, and he and his kinsmen, William Scarborough, had to beg Sir William Berkeley's pardon on their bended knees. He married Matilda Scarborough, and had Anthony, Alexander, John the eldest, Benony, Jonathan, John the younger, and several daughters. Major Charles West, of the text, was a son of either John the eldest, or of Jonathan, as each of them had a son Charles; probably, however, of John "the eldest", who married Frances Yardle
Colonial families of the United States of America: Volume 1
JOHN WEST, Colonel, of Accomac Co., Va., b. 1638-9; d. 1703; will dated 6th February, 1703; was High Sheriff of Accomac Co., Va., 1664 and '67; Justice, 1663-1703; Captain of Militia, 1665; Mayor, 1675, and Lieutenant Colonel, 1679; m. Matilda SCARBURGH, dau. of Colonel Edmund and Mary (CHARLETON) SCARBURGH of Accomac Co., Va.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Pam Shelton-Anderson, Sandy; e-mail: pshelton1@@compuserve.com. Family Tree Maker Site - Pam Shelton-Anderson's Home Page.