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Elizabeth ROGERS

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  • Name Elizabeth ROGERS 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 15 Mar 1722  Northumberland County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Ritchie, Ruth and Wood, Sudie Rucker, Garner-Keene Families of Northern Neck, Virginia, Charlottesville, VA: Jarman Printing, 1952, pp. 194-198:

      William Keene, son of Thomas and Mary Keene, was born March 10, 1642 on Kent Island, Maryland, and died February 8, 1684 in Northumberland County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Rogers, daughter of Major John Rogers, who served as a justice in Northumberland County. Over his grave on "Cypress Farm" there is a horizontal slab of heavy marble, which was likely made in England. It is now broken but the lettering is still clean This grave is said to be near the site of the early Keene residence and lies on the left of the road leading from the main highway to Lewisetta, at the head of Garner's Creek, named for John Garner, who owned land there across the creek from William Keene. The inscription on the slab is as follows:

      Here lyeth the body of
      William Keene, the Eldest Son
      of Thomas and Mary Keene
      Born in Kent in Maryland the
      10th day of March anno
      Dom. 1642, Who marryed
      Eliza. the 2. Daughter of John
      Rogers Gent. and Ellin, his
      Wife of Northumberland Co.
      in Virginia by Whome he had
      two Sons and Four daughters
      and dyed ye 8 day of Feb.
      1684 in ye two and Fortieth
      year of his age.

      After his death, Elizabeth Keene married Thomas Banks, whose grave is beside that of William Keene. It is
      assumed that she is also buried there. The slab on the grave of Thomas Banks is in an excellent state of preservation and bears this very interesting inscription :

      HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
      THOMAS BANKS GENT. THE ONLY SON OF THOMAS BANKS
      GENT. AND DORATHY HIS WIFE
      WAS BORN AT WOODSTOCKE IN WILTSHIRE ON ST. GILES
      DAY, ANNO DOM. 1642
      AND SERVED Seven Years an
      Apprentice to Mr. Wallistone Mercht
      in Southampton. And after came into
      Verginia, where he married three Wives
      the last of which he tooke
      to Wife Eliza the Relict of William
      Keene, dec'd, daughter of
      John Rogers Gent. and Ellin his
      Wife of Northumberland County in
      Verginia. Was marryed the 8 day
      of December 1687 and dyed the
      20 of September Anno Dom.
      1697 In the 56 Year of his age.
      As also these two Versers. As I in
      Sorrow for thee have been distrest,
      If God Permit Me Lye by thee to rest.

      St. Giles day is September 1st. The blank space at the bottom of the slab was probably left for an epitaph to Elizabeth, his wife. . . .

      May 20, 1685, "Upon the petition of Mrs. Elizabeth Keene a probate is granted of the last will and testament of her deceased husband, Mr. William Keene." Witnesses were Nicholas Owen, Richard Rogers, John Crabb. (North. O. B. 4, p. 268) This will is missing from the records. . . .

      Elizabeth (Rogers) Keene-Banks died in 1720. Her will (North. R. B. 1718-26, p. 127), dated May 23, 1720 and probated July 20, 1720, reads as follows:

      In the name of God Amen I Elizabeth Banks of ye Parrish of St. Stephens in the County of Northumberland in the Colony of Virginia Widdow being weake of body but of Sound and perfect memory (Laud and praised bee to Almighty Gode for the same) do make here my last will and testament in manner and form following Dated in Virga the twenty thirde Day May Anno Domini 1720. Imprimis I bequeath my Soule to Almighty God and my will is that my body have Christian burial according to the discretion of my Executor hereafter named and appointed and as to such temporal estate as it hath pleased my Good God to lend me give and dispose of the same together with my lands and Negroes as followeth and it is my desire that my just debts be faithfully paid by my Executor-Item I give devise and bequeath unto my son Jno Keen all my land in Mattaponie and the half the stock of cattle and Hoggs to me belonging which are on the said land and two of my negroes Vizt Violet & Harry to him my Said Son and his heirs forever which said land and Negroes together with what estate I have formerly given him I intend in full as his filial part or childs portion of my whole estate and it is my wish and desire that if after my decease my said son Should endeavour to recover any other part of my said estate than what I have hereby bequeathed to him that then the land and negroes above mentioned shall revert and come to my Grandson Wm Keen and to his heirs for ever. Item I give to my Daughter Hannah Bushrod these four Negroes Vizt Hager, Hannah Patrick and Tony to her and her heirs for ever together with all the best of my wearing apparel as linnen Silkes and Wollen and other appurtenances thereto belonging. Item I give unto my Grand Son Giles Samford and to his heirs for ever one negro woman named Rachel to be delivered unto him by my Executors when ye sd Giles shall attain the Age of Twenty and one Years Item I give unto Saml Samford Senr. and to each of his three eldest Sons one Shilling Sterling a piece Item I give and bequeath to my Grand sons John Samford and Saml Samford one piece of Gorlick Holland to each of them Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandaughter Elizabeth Lee that thirty pounds I lent her husband together with my negro woman called Bess and her son called Billy to her and her heirs for ever the said woman being already delivered to her my said Grand Daughter Item I give and bequeath unto my Said Grand Daughter Elizabeth Lee, one feather bed and furniture Vizt bed bolster Rugg, blankets and pair sheets two pillows one Suit Curtains and VaIlens and bedstead Item I give and bequeath unto my grandaughter Elizabeth Samford one negro girl named Dido to her my Said Grandaughter and her heirs for ever which Negro I appoint to be Delivered unto her the said Elizabeth att the age of Eighteen Years or Day of marriage which shall first happen Item I give and bequeath to my Grandchildren John Woodbridge and Elizabeth Woodbridge to Each a gold ring John to have that with this motto in it Vizt. "In my choice I do rejoyce" and Elizabeth to have that with this motto "Lett love abide till Death Divide." Item it is my will and I do hereby Order and appoint that what is by me in this my will bequeathed to my Son in Law Saml Samford and his Children my Grand Children shall be in full of any part or parcel of my Estate which by any means near they may claim or Demand except what I formerly gave them Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Grand Son Wm Keen all that tract plantation and tenements of land with the appurtenances thereunto belonging which I bought of my Son in Law Jno Bushrod to him my said Grandson Wm. Keen and to his heirs for ever-I also give and bequeath unto my Grandson Wm Keen and to his heirs and assigns for ever all ye rest and residue and remainder of my Estate both real and personal not by this my will before disposed of as lands Servants Slaves horses cattle Sheep Hoggs Household Goods Tobaccos Moneys Debts due and Demands whatsoever either in Great brittain Virginia or Elsewhere. Item it is my will that my Mulatto Man named John Spence be free and discharged from servitude from me and my heirs Immediately after my Decease-Lastly I do hereby Nominate and appoint my dutiful Grandson William Keen above named to be my full whole and Sole exectr of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking & Disanulling all former wills by me heretofore made either by word or Writeing and in Testimony of which this is my last will and testament I have hereunto sett my hand and affixed my Seal the Day and year on the other side of this half Sheet of paper first mentioned.

      ELIZA BANKS
      Seale

      Witnesses: Henry Boggess, Mathew Griffin and Thomas Sorrell

      Elizabeth Banks apparently had no children by her second marriage. The Register of St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, gives the births of five of the children of William and Elizabeth (Rogers) Keene. We know from his epitaph that there was another daughter. They were as follows: (1) William Keene, born September 11, 1665; (2) Elizabeth Keene, born May 16, 1669; (3) John Keene, born August 12, 1671; (4) Hannah Keene, born February 4, 1676; (5) Sarah Keene, born October 7, 1678; (6) a daughter, whose name is unknown.
    Person ID I17767  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 

    Father John ROGERS 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ellin (ROGERS) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F7975  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 William KEENE,   b. 10 Mar 1642, Kent Island, Queen Anne's County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1684, "Cypress Farm," Northumberland County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married Bef 11 Sep 1665  Northumberland County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Hannah KEENE,   b. 4 Feb 1676, Northumberland County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1738, Westmoreland County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 10:18:54 
    Family ID F7944  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomas BANKS,   b. 1 Sep 1642, Woodstock, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1697, Northumberland County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1687  Northumberland County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 10:18:54 
    Family ID F7945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Headley, Robert K.,Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003, p. 209: KEENE, William & ROGERS, Elizabeth; bef. 11 Sep 1665; groom was the eldest son of Thos. & Mary KEENE; he was born in Kent, England [sic] on 10 Mar 1642; bride was the dau. of Jn. & Ellen ROGERS; she mar. (2) Thos. BANKS; (NC RB 19:127; BNCHS 13:55; Hudson:27; Jenkins:216, 219, 220).

    2. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Headley, Robert K.,Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003, p. 27: BANKS, Thomas & KEENE, Elizabeth (wid.); 8 Dec 1687 (or 3 Dec); Thos. BANKS, the son of Thos. BANKS Gent. & Dorothy, was born on St. Giles' Day 1642 in Woodstock, Wilts., England; Elizabeth KEENE, his 3rd wife, was the rel. of Wm. KEENE & dau. of Jn. & Ellen ROGERS; Thos. BANKS d. 20 Sep 1697 and is bur. on Cypress Farm in Cherry Point; (NC OB 1699-1713:363; BNCHS 13:54; DAR Tombstone Recs. NC:74; Lewis:14).