Person:William Meador (14)

William Meador
d.Abt 1759
m. Bef Jul 1698
  1. William MeadorBef 1706/07 - Abt 1759
  2. Richard MeadorBet 1710 & 1715 - 1775
  3. Addra Meador1712 - 1757
  4. Francis Meadows1717 - Bef 1792
m. Bef 1738
  1. Rachel MeadorBef 1756 -
  2. Jeremiah MeadorBef 1756 -
  3. Sarah Meador
  4. Elizabeth Meador
  5. Leroy MeadorAbt 1761 - Aft 1820
Facts and Events
Name[1] William Meador
Alt Name William Meadows
Gender Male
Birth[1] Bef 1706/07 Essex County, Virginia
Other[1] 12 Dec 1715 Essex County, Virginianamed in father's will as "oldest son"
Property[1] 1728 Essex County, Virginiasold property inherited from great-grandfather Thomas
Property[1] 1734 Essex County, Virginiasold property inherited from great-grandfather Thomas
Marriage Bef 1738 Virginiato Frances Phitzsimmons
Property[1] 1738 Essex County, Virginiawith wife Frances, assigned rights to 100 acres of land descended from Richard White to John Bourne
Other[1] 1756 Essex County, Virginianamed in mother-in-law's will
Other[1] 31 Jul 1758 Essex County, Virginiawitnessed will of uncle Thomas Meador
Death? Abt 1759
Probate[1] 1759 Essex County, Virginiaestate inventoried
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Meador, Victor P. (Victor Paul), and Bernal M. Meador. Our Meador families in colonial America: as found in the records of Isle of Wight, Lancaster, (old) Rappahannock, Richmond, Essex and Caroline Counties, Virginia. (Independence, Missouri: V.P. Meador, 1983)
    pp. 72-75.

    William signed a legal deed in 1728, meaning that he was at least 21 at that time. The deed was for part of the land that had come from his great-great-grandfather Thomas.
    Another 70 acre portion of the 450 grant was sold by William to his uncle, Thomas Meador, in 1734, and includes an account of ownership from his great-grandfather, Thomas Meador.
    William married Frances Phitzsimmons, daughter of Mary Phitzsimmons. In her will in 1758 Mary Phtzsimmons named her daughter Frances Meador, and named William as executor. She also named two grandchildren, Rachel and Jeremiah Meador.
    In 1738 William and Frances assigned their right to 100 acres of the lands of Richard White to John Bourne. The land had been left by will of William's father to William's younger brother Richard.
    William served as a Constable in 1736, was appointed Surveyor in 1739, and witnessed the will of William Bourne in 1739. He is mentioned in various court records through 1754
    William witnessed the will of his uncle Thomas Meador in 1758

    William's estate was inventoried in 1759; Will Book 11, pp. 227, 275