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Friday, December 9, 2016



[Children of [E]. Thomas BARTLETT m Margaret BRENT]

[E1]. William BERKELEY b 18 Nov 1690 Overwhaton Par, Stafford Co, VA; Wd 5 Nov 1761 Fairfax Co, VA; 1m a1717 Jane GARDNER b a1694 (of Cople Par, Westmoreland Co, VA); d a1723 Westmoreland Co, VA; 2m 1723 Elizabeth HANCOCK [IGI] b c1698 ; Wr 26 May 1772 [B:9] Loudoun Co, VA

-1698 Westmoreland Co, VA; Order 30 Nov. 1698: William BARTLETT, son of Thomas BARTLETT, being eight yeares of age the eighteenth instant, is with his father’s consent bound apprentice to Henry Wharton of this County and Elizabeth his wife to live with them or the longer liver of them until he attain to the full age of one and twenty yeares, during which tyme hee shall faithfully and diligently serve them in all matters as they shall have occasion to employ him in. And Henry Wharton doth agree that hee will before the expiration of the time teach and instruct his apprentice in the art of mistery of a cooper and carpenter after the best manner that he can. [does this put Williams’s birthday at 18 Nov 1690? ... jvb]

-a1717 William BERKELEY/BARTLETT lived Westmoreland Co, VA

-1720 Westmoreland Co, VA; Deeds & Wills 18 Feb 1719/20: Dorcas Carter. Inventory. Made in obedience to order of 30 Sept. 1719. Total valuation £8.5.5. Wm. BARKLEY, Jno. Medford, George South; Ret: 24 Feb 1719/20

-1722 In the record William BERKLEY selling land in Westmoreland Co. he had bought the 100 acres of land from William LORD and Henry NEALE on Jan. 29, 1722, in Westmoreland Co. There are no printed records for Westmoreland Co. for that time, but the LDS has Deeds and Wills, Vol. 7, 1720-23 available.

-1727 Westmoreland Co, VA; Deed [DB:] 19 Mar 1727: I William BERKLEY of Stafford Co. appoint Capt. George Turberville of Westmoreland Co. my attorney for me ... in the County Court of Westmoreland certain deeds by way of lease and release for ye conveying of one hundred acres of land from me, said William BERKLEY, unto Wharton RANSDELL and his heirs, together with a bond for the performance of the covenants in the said deeds mentioned, which said deeds and bonds bear even date with these presents. Dated 19 March, 1727. Wit: Thos. STURMAN, Thos. CHILTON. At a Court in Westmoreland 27 March, 1728, power of attorney from BERKLEY to Turbeville was proved by oaths of witnesses and recorded on 1 April 1728. [Continued] This indenture, 18 March, 1727, between WilliamBERKLEY of Overwharton in Stafford Co., planter, one part, and Wharton RANSDELL of Cople Parish, Westmoreland Co., the other part; for 5 shillings, 100 acres in Cople Parish in Westmoreland Co., being part of a patent formerly granted to Mr. John LORD and Mr. Wm. HORTON, dated 17 April, 1667; and by sundry mean conveyances & settlements became the just right and inheritance of Wm. LORD, Gent., son of Mr. John LORD and Henry NEALE his grandson, both of whom by deed of sale dated 29 Jan. 1722, sold and conveyed the 100 acres unto William BERKLEY, bounded: John COCKERILL, Richard SANFORD, Ashton, HINSON, Nicholas MINOR, Patrick SPENCE; [it appears possible to me that Wharton RANSDELL is related to Wm BERKLEY, prob sil ... jvb]

-c1727 move to Stafford Co, VA

-1729 Westmoreland Co, VA; Deed [DB8:117] 14 May 1729: Elizabeth BARTLETT [BERKLEY] wife of William BARTLITT, planter, of Stafford Co. grants power of attorney to George Turbevile to relinquish her dower right in the 100 acres in Westmoreland deeded from WilliamBARTLETT to Wharton RANSDELL. Wit: Edw. BARRADAL, James WHATLEY. At a Court in Westmoreland Co. 28 May, 1729, power of attorney is presented by George Turbeville, and witnesses above, relinquishment is proved. Rec. 30 May 1729. [You can see from this record that it's referring to the same area in which William BERKLEY owned land in Westmoreland Co., and which he sold to Wharton RANSDELL, with George Turbeville being his attorney. The record shows that William BERKLEY was a resident of Stafford Co. when he sold the 100 acres in 1727. But the land was in Westmoreland Co. Does this mean that he had originally lived in Westmoreland Co.? ... Ed Dolan]

-1730 Stafford Co, VA: John WAUGH of Overwharton Par, Stafford Co, VA gave lease to WilliamBERKLEY adj to Paul TURLEY

-1731 Pr William Co, VA; Deed [A:16-71] 20 Jul 1731: Wm MOORE of Par of Hamilton, Pr Wm Co, VA, Planter, and Edw. BARRY of same ... for 2000 lbs tobacco ... 110 acres, head of a branch onto Difficult Run. Wit: ... Will BERKLEY

-1737 King George Co, VA; Deed 2 Jun 1737: I Edward Turbeville do authorize Capt: Joseph Berry in King George relinquish all Right of Dower and thirds..I have in tract of Land by virtue of my marriage with Sarah the late Widdow and relict of William Willis her former husband Deceased, and now sold by her son John Willis to Churchwardens of Parish Hanover Deed equal date with these Presents..Wit: Thomas Catlett, E: Turbeville Wm.BARTLETT, Archd: McPherson. [cf - this Wm BARTLETT is certainly William BERKLEY of Stafford Co – see BARTLETT/TURBEVILLE in Westmoreland Co records of this time frame ... jvb]

-1737 Westmoreland Co, VA; Deeds & Wills 28 Nov 1737: (On margin: Veale's release to Bush) Indenture ...between Morrice Veal of Prince William Co. one part and Edward Bush of Westmoreland Co. the other part; for 5,000 lbs. good tobacco, 100 acres in Westmoreland Co. and Washington Parish being part of a parcel granted to Morrice Veal, father of aforesaid Veal, for 200 acres, bounded by: head of Pope's Creek. Sig: Morris VEAL; Wit: ... Willm: BERKLEY.

-1738 Westmoreland Co, VA; Deeds & Wills 31Oct 1738: Will of John Popham of Washington Parish, Westmoreland Co. Mentions: son John Popham, the house, plantation & land on which I now live; and like wise the tract purchased from James Butler; and that tract bought of Howsin Hooe, all of which lies in Westmoreland; in case of his decease without issue, then the above mentioned land to daughters Sophia, Mary & Anne. Item: My tract of 500 acres of land situated and lying and being near Frying Pan Run in Prince William Co. which I purchased of William BERKLEY, I leave to be disposed of by my my executors in trust, and the proceeds to go to daughters Sophia, Mary & Ann, and granddaughter Constant Comfort Littleton... Item: To loving wife Rachel, one Negro man named Ben; and a horse named Roane.

-1749 Fairfax Co, VA Tithables: William BERKLEY 2 white; 3 Negro

[1757 Loudoun Co from Fairfax]

-1760 Fairfax Co, VA; Deed [D:676-81] 19/20 May 1760 Indenture btwn William BERKLEY, Senr of county of Fairfax, Planter, and George Wm FAIRFAX of same …. For 36p 12s sold … 183 acres n sd Accotink Ck

-1761 Fairfax Co, VA Will 5 Nov 1761 [B-309-15]: William BERKLEY; wife Elizabeth; rec 16 Feb 1762

-1772 Loudoun Co, VA Will of Elizabeth BARTLETT: grdau Ann LINTON; sons John, Reuben, dau Martha HANCOCK


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