Facts and Events
- Will of Luke Johnson, in Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. (Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Historical Society), vol XI, No 4 (April 1904).
"VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND"
Communicated by Mr. Lothrop Withington, 30 Little Russell street, W. C, London
(including " Gleanings " by Mr. H. F. Waters, not before printed.)
Luke Johnson of Virginia, planter. Will 25 June 1659; proved 1 August 1659. To my uncle John Turton of West Bromwich, county Stafford, gent, and James Carie, citizen and salter of London, my executors, 20 s. To Elizabeth, the wife of said James Carie, 20 s. To friends Mr. John Banester and Elizabeth his wife, 40s. To my loving godson John Banister, son of John Banister of Yorke River in Virginia, planter, one cowe. To my godson Robert Bryen, son of Robert Bryen of Virginia, planter, one cowe. Residuary legatee: Anne Johnson, my wife. Executors: my uncle John Turton and friend James Cary. Witnesses: Richard Morton, Pr. Stedman, servant to Thomas Russell, scrivenor. (Pell, 450.)
- Will of Luke Johnson, in The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society).
The New York genealogical and biographical record
Volume XLI, No. 2 (April 1910)
“Clues from English Archives”
“Contributory to American Genealogy”
By J. Henry Lea and J. R. Hutchinson.
(Continued from Vol. XLI, p. 9, of The Record)
The five and twientieth daye of June, 1659, I LUKE JOHNSON of Virginia, Planter, being weake in bodie. My funerall charges shall not exceed twentie markes. To my loving unckle John Turton of West Bromwich, co. Stafford, gent, and to James Carie, Citizen and Salter of London, 20s. each. Elizabeth, wife of said James Carie, 20s. Friends Mr John Banester and Elizabeth his wife 40s. each for rings. I give and bequeath unto my godson John Banester, son of John Banister of Yorke River in Virginia, planter, one cowe. I give and bequeath unto my godson Robert Bryen, son of Robert Bryen of Virginia, planter, one cowe. Residuary legatee: Anne my wife. Executors: my uncle John Turnton and my friend James Cary. Witnesses: Richard Morton, Pr: Stedman, servant to Thomas Russel, scr. Proved 1 Aug., 1659, by the executors named. (P. C. C. Pell, 450.)
It seems probable that the James Carie, citizen and salter, named in the above will, was a cousin or other near relative of Miles Cary, the well known founder of the family of that name in Virginia, who was killed in the fight with the Dutch at Point Comfort, 10 June, 1667. Miles Carey was descended from William Cary, Mayor of Bristol in 1546, who left a prolific family of merchants and adventurers, many of whom found their way to America during the l7th century. A James Cary, first cousin of Miles, was of New England at this period,* but evidently not the James named in the will.
*Stow MS., 670, fo.229-30, in Brit. Museum.
- "Notes from the Records of York County", in William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, vol XXII, No. 2 (October 1913) pg 78.
Miscellaneous Deeds And Wills...
Lyonell Rowlston (of Virginia gent.) leases to Edw. Johnson, for life of John ( ?) Johnson his wife, & Luke Johnson his son, dated 15 Nov. 1632. Witn: John Penrise.
Martin Becker, of Plimouth, England, Merch1, leases for life of Wm Warren & Ann, his now wife, land on York river adjoining Edw'd Johnson, John Jackson & said Becker's land. Dated 13 Mch., 1633. Wit: Robert Cume, ffrancis Arkistall.