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Margaret M. ROBERTS

Female 1698 - 1781  (82 years)


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  • Name Margaret M. ROBERTS  [1
    Born 25 Jul 1698  St George, Spots, Va Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Mar 1781  Culpepper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Mother of William Kirtley, Thomas K. Kirtley, James T. Kirtley, Frances K. Kirtley, Mary J. (Kirtley) Dever, Mary J. (Kirtley) Collins, John Kirtley and Sarah F. Kirtley

    Person ID I83300  Johnson & Hanson
    Last Modified 15 May 2015 

    Father John ROBERTS, Jr,   b. 1658, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1724, Spotsylvania Co., Va. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth TRAMMELL,   b. 17 Feb 1672, Spotsylvania Co., Va. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1730, Spotsylvania, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married Spotsylvania Co., Va. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Tyler's Quarterly Magazine page 54
      Collins.
      Francis Kirtley, apparently the immigrant, was b. probably about 1690, and wa m. circa 1 712. Probably he came first to Falmouth and later resided in Spotsylvania Co. His wife was Margaret, dau. of John Roberts, of Spots., who d. 1724 (Crozier's Spots. Rec., p. 1). Our earliest knowledge of John Roberts is found in Stafford Rec. Liber., p. 267, April 11, 1705, John Trammill of Stafford sells to John Roberts of the same county 100 a. on the south side of Potomac Creek, part of a tract granted Francis Waddington now decd. and sold by his son Francis Waddington to the sd. Trammill. On July 12, 1718 John Roberts is granted two patents (S.L.O. Book 11, page 376), one for 194 a. on the S. side of Rappahannock River in the fork in St. Mary's Par. beginning at the riverside at the upper end of an island, etc., the other for 100 a. "beginning on the north side of the mountain view." At the time of the patent he was living in Overwharton par., Stafford Co. By May 12, 1722 (Crozier's Spots. Rec., p. 88), as John Roberts, of St. George's Par., Spots. Co., he deeded this 100 a. on the mountain run as a gift to his son-in-law, Francis Kirtley.

      Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
      DEEDS
      DEED BOOK A 1722-1729
      page 88
      John x Roberts of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., Va., to son-in-law Francis Kerley of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Dated: May 14, 1722. Recd: Septr. 4, 1722. "100 a. on ye mountain run"­patented July 12, 1718. Witnesses: Augt. Smith, Daniel Huff, Abel Maylard.

      Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
      ADMINISTRATION BONDS
      WILL BOOK A
      page 54
      £100 John Finalson, admr. of John Joseph Abbitt, decd., with Abram Bledsoe and John Roberts, sec. Nov. 6, 1722.

      1724 Spotsylvania Co., VA., WILL OF JOHN ROBERTS
      Spotsylvania County, Spotsylvania, Virginia Will Records Book A Page 9-
      In the name of God Amen. I, John Roberts, of St. George Parish in the County of Spotsylvania being in perfect sense and memory I bless Allmighty God for the same , but being sick and weak and calling to mind the certianty of death do make and ordain this my last will and testament.
      First and principally I give my soul in to the hands of Almighty God nothing doubting but through the meritorious death of my Blessed Lord and Saviour I shall receive the same again at the General Resurrection and as for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian and decent like manner at the direction of my Executors hereafter mentioned and as for such worldly Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with all; I give and bequeath as follows, that after my debts and funeral charges being paid.
      Imprimis: I give and bequeath unto my son Jno. Roberts all that tract of land laying up on the Flatt Run joyning to Hack Norman containing four hundred acres to him and his heirs forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my son, Benjamin Roberts all that tract of land laying o n both sides the mountain Run joyning on Roger Abbots and Fields containing four hundred acres more or less to him and his heirs forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my son George Roberts my new Dweling Plantation with all the land adjoining to it with all the aprovements to him and his heirs forever.
      Item: I further give unto my son Benjamin Roberts a young horse called Snip and my bridle and sadle and a young black mare colt that came of my old mare Ginney to him and his assignes forever.
      Item: I further give unto my son George Roberts my old black mare Ginney and a young sorrell horse with a star in his forehead to him and his assignes forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Paten Five Shillings currant cash to her and her assigns etc.
      Item: I give to my son John Roberts one fether bedd bolster pair blankets and one rugg.
      Item: I give to my son Benjamin Roberts one fether bedd bolster pair blankets and one rugg.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my sons John Roberts, Benjamin Roberts and George Roberts all the residue of my Estate moveables and immoveables in what nature so ever to be equally divided to them.
      Item: My will and pleasure is that my son-in-law Francis Kirtley and my son John Roberts be my full and sole Executors of this my last will and testament. Revoking and making voyd all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 10th Day of September Anno Dom. 1724.
      John Roberts
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the 3d day of November Anno Dom 1724.
      This will was proved in open Court by the oaths of Goodrich Lightfoot, John Brown and Matthew Bailey the evidences of said will and was likewise proved by the oath of Francis Kerkley Executor therin mentioned and is admitted to record.
      Copy Teste: John Waller, Clerk Court
      Know all men by these presents that we Francis Kirkley, Goodrich Lightfoot and Robert Green are held and firmly bound unto the worshipfull his Majesties Justices of the peace for the County of Spotsylvania in the penal sum of five hundred pounds sterling to the payment whereof will and truly to be made to the said Justices we bind ourselves and every of us our and every of our heirs Executor and Admins jountly and severally firmly by these presents.
      Witness our hands and seals this 3d day of November 1724.

      Comments by: Ed Roberts, 2400 One American Square, P.O. Box 82012, Indianapolis, Indiana 46282 July 1998
      John Roberts, Sr. is commonly referred to as John of Spots.
      Born 1657/58 in New Kent County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Trammell the daughter of John Trammell who conveyed to him the land described below.
      Land owner and planter of Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., Virginia in 1705 when he purchased for 4700 pounds of tobacco a parcel of 100 acres from John Trammel on the south side of Potomac Creek. In 1718 he lived in what was then Essex County, Virginia. He died in St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia in 1724 leaving five children viz: John, Margaret, George, Mary and Benjamin. Each of his three sons also had a son named Benjamin. As new counties formed, the holdings which had been John's passed into Orange County in 1734 and into Culpeper County in 1748. He bought and sold several parcels of land betweeen 1705 and 1724. Transcripts on file. His two older sons John and George were born prior to 1703 as they had reached their majority when his will was probated in 1724. The youngest, Benjamin, was born after 1703 (probably about 1707) as he was a minor subject to the appointment of a guardian under Virginia law when the will was probated. His will was dated September 10, 1724 and proved November 3rd, 1724.
      All the land described by John Roberts in his will is, conforming with other deeds by which he acquired the property in the "Great Fork of the Rappahannock" that is in the area now bounded by the Rappahannock and Rapidan Rivers, in modern Culpeper County, Virginia. At least some of that property is now owned by T.O. Madden Jr. and his son Tom Madden. Your compiler has stood upon the land with Tom Madden. Mountain Run flows from western Culpeper County through the town of Culpeper and empties into the Rappahannock at the eastern boundary of Culpeper. Flat Run flows from northern central Culpeper southward into Mountain Run. The confluence of these two streams is about three miles west of Kelly's Ford on the Rappahannock. Your compiler has searched these lands. They are currently tilled farmland with a few dwellings on them. These are relatively large farms. There is no road at the confluence of the streams. Much of this land can only be accessed or even seen by entering onto private lands.

      WILLS
      WILL BOOK A 1722-1749
      page 1
      ROBERTS, JOHN, St. George's Parish, d. Sept. 10, 1724, p. Nov. 3, 1724. Wit. G. Lightfoot, John Brown, Matthew Bailey. Ex. son-in-law Francis Kirkley; son John Roberts. Leg. son John, land on Flatt Run joining Hack Norman; son Benjamin, land joining Roger Abbott; son George; daughter Mary Paten. (Page 9)

      Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
      GUARDIANS BONDS
      WILL BOOK A
      page 70
      £50 William Thomas, guard. to Benjamin Roberts, orph. of John Roberts, with Augustine Smith, sec. Feb. 1, 1725-6.

      Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
      GUARDIANS BONDS
      WILL BOOK A
      page 70
      £200 William Payton, guard. to Benjamin Roberts, orph. of John Roberts, with William Russell, sec. Dec. 6, 1726.

      Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
      DEEDS
      DEED BOOK C 1734-1742
      page 146
      John Word of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., mortgage to Joseph Woolfolk of St. Margaret's Par., Caroline Co. £22 9s. 2d. curr., and 60 lbs. Tob. Wit-nesees: John Holladay, Chas. Stevens, John x Roberts. Dated, Augt. 25, 1728. Recd., Oct. 4, 1738.

      Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
      DEEDS
      DEED BOOK B 1729-1734
      page 113
      July 7, 1730. John x Roberts, son and heir of John Roberts, late of Spts. Co., Decd., and Francis x Kirtley of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to Roger Oxford of same Par. and County. 6000 lbs. tob., 100 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., in Great Fork, Rappk. River, formerly granted sd. John Roberts, Decd., by pat. July 12, 1718; conveyed by sd. Roberts, decd., to Francis Kirtley by deed of gift in Spts. Co. Court, Sept. 4, 1722. W. Russell, Robert Green, Samuel Ball. July 7, 1730. Elizabeth Roberts and Margaret Kirtley acknowledged their right of dower, etc.


    • JOHN OF SPOTS NOT SON OF JOHN AND GAINOR PUGH ROBERTS
      By Patrick Hays December 21, 2002 at 11:57:33

      In reply to: Re: Wm. Benjamine Roberts - Elizabeth Abbott

      John Roberts who married Gainor Pugh is absolutely NOT the father of John Roberts who married Elizabeth Trammell.There are some details that are always left out of that genealogy.John Roberts married Gainor Hugh in Lower Merion, PA, a welsh community in Montgomery County, PA
      (http://www.lowermerionhistory.org/texts/1888_pla.html).The link above has text which states:
      "The Roberts family were also among the pioneer settlers. There appears to have been some two or three branches of this family. John Roberts of Llyn(?) in the County of Carnarven was led to embrace the tenents of the Friends who
      met for worship near Balla in Merionethshire about the year 1677 and continued to worship with them until the year 1683 when he "transported himself with many friends for Pennsylvania where they arrived the 16th day
      of the 9th month 1683 being then about 35 years old and settled myself in the place where afterwards I called Pencoid in the Township of Merion which
      was afterwards called by them being the first settlers of it, having brought with me one servant man from my native land and fixed my settling here, I took to wife Gainor, daughter of Robert Pugh from Llyndedwydd near Bala."
      Roberts took title from William Penn to a tract of ___ acres; a part of which has come down to his descendants, without any change of title especially that part now owned and occupied by George B. Roberts of railroad fame, and is believed to be the only piece or parcel of land in the Township that is held with the original title. Hugh Roberts a noted Friend and preacher of that Society came from Wales in 1684 and traveled extensively proclaiming the truth as he understood it, and it is said that "his services
      were effectual to the people." He departed this life in the year 1702, and was interred in the Merion Meeting grounds. It seems an unfortunate circumstance that no stones mark the resting place of so many of the early settlers and godly men who were so useful to their fellow man in providing others with good works."This is further backed up by http://ghroberts3.com.hosting.domaindirect.com/robertsfamilytreegenealogysite/id1.htmlhttp://ghroberts3.com.hosting.domaindirect.com/robertsfamilytreegenealogysite/id1.html, which goes into more detail.This latter website gives much more detail on the family of John Roberts and Gainor Pugh
      (http://ghroberts3.com.hosting.domaindirect.com/robertsfamilytreegenealogysite/id2.html), which does NOT include a son John Roberts.
      Therefore, said John Roberts was born about 1658.He was not married until after 1683 when he settled in Pennsylvania.Therefore, in theory, especially since they appeared to have been rather religious (they were Quakers and their family is well documented), any children
      would have been born after 1683.According to
      http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~northing/pugh/pughmw002.htmlhttp://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~northing/pugh/pughmw002.html and http://ghroberts3.com/http://ghroberts3.com/, they were married on 20 Mar 1684.The children of John Roberts and Gainor Pugh were given as: Robert Roberts (1685-1763), Richard Roberts (1687-1690), Elizabeth Roberts (1690-1690) andElizabeth
      (1692-1746).
      The children of John Roberts (d. 1724) of Spotsylvania Co., VA were all, with the exception of Benjamin Roberts (aft 1705-1782), of age in 1724.There were 4 children of age, being John Roberts (bef 1703-aft 1802, father of my Francis and Benjamin Roberts), George Roberts (bef 1703-1775), Margaret Roberts Kirtley (bef 1703-1781) and Mary Roberts Payton (bef 1703-bef 1771).With 4 children born before 1703, and assuming that there was at least 1 year between each, the earliest children would have been born
      in at least 1699.That would have made John Roberts who married Elizabeth Trammell no more than 15 years old when his eldest son was born if he was the son of John Roberts and Gainor Pugh.Given the quick beginnings of the John Roberts and Gainor Pugh family, the only realistic gap for a son John who would have had to have disappeared would have been between 1687 and 1690 and after 1692.Both of those gaps in children are FAR too late.Here is a
      further website that seemingly blasts this errant theory out the window completely and sites the documenattion for the family of John Roberts and Gainor Pugh:
      http://ghroberts3.com.hosting.domaindirect.com/robertsfamilytreegenealogysite/id3.htmlhttp://ghroberts3.com.hosting.domaindirect.com/robertsfamilytreegenealogysite/id3.html.
      Here are some other useful sites on the Pennsylvania Roberts families:
      http://www.gwyneddfriends.org/jenkinschapter12.htmhttp://www.gwyneddfriends.org/jenkinschapter12.htm
      http://www.geocities.com/matson527/pafg60.htm#1419http://www.geocities.com/matson527/pafg60.htm#1419
      http://cowaro.com/Genealogy/Surname_file/Jones.htmlhttp://cowaro.com/Genealogy/Surname_file/Jones.html
      http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~northing/pugh/pughmw002.htmlhttp://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~northing/pugh/pughmw002.html

    Family ID F26410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Captain Frances Paschel KIRTLEY,   b. 1690, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1763, Culpepper, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 14 May 1722  Falmouth, Culpepper County, Viorginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 15 May 2015 
    Family ID F565995795  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S015384] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).