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Ann SEAWELL

Female Abt 1634 - Bef 1706  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name Ann SEAWELL 
    Born Abt 1634  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    AFN HSG7-XD 
    Name Ann SEWALL 
    Name Anne SEAWELL 
    Name Anne SEWALL 
    Will 30 Oct 1705  Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 15 Mar 1706  Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 15 Mar 1706  Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Source: Mark Freeman .

      (2) Torrence, Robert McIlvaine, Torrence and Allied Families, Philadelphia, PA: Wickersham Press, 1938, p. 337:

      [Note by compiler: Information from the Torrence book should be viewed with caution, since it contains some errors relating to the MASON and allied families.]

      He married Ann Sewall, born circa 1634, a daughter of Captain Henry Sewall, born about 1610, of Elizabeth City and Lower Norfolk. Henry Sewall represented the "Upper Parish of Elizabeth City" in the House of Burgesses of Virginia for the Sessions 4 September, 1632; in the Lower Norfolk, at Sessions 6 January, 1639, and died about 1644, as per the settlement of his estate shown at Orphans' Court, 25 February, 1649. Sewall's Point, at the mouth of the Elizabeth River, was named in his honor. Captain Sewall's wife, Alice, survived him, and married Matthew Phripp. Her will, dated 30 October, 1705, was proven 15 March, 1705-6.

      (3) Genealogies of Virginia Families from the William and Mary College Quarterly, Vol. IV [Reprint], Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1982, pp. 380-381:

      LETTERS EXTRACTED FROM THE COURT RECORD BOOKS.

      Henry Seawell the elder, merchant, was burgess for Elizabeth city in 1632, and was elected burgess for Norfolk county in 1639. He died about 1644, and a settlement of his estate was held at an orphan's court held Feb. 26, 1649, as follows: "having mett Concerning the Estate of Hen: Seawell deceased, by the opinion of the Cort and Consent of Jno Holmes, overseer, and Mr Lemuel Mason who hath Intermarried with Anne the dauther of the said seawell It was agreed as follows:-The estate of Mr Mathew phillipps late decd to be responsible for estate of said Hen: Seawell as it was left at the decease of Alce ye wife of ye said H. S. by Inventory &c and differences to be decided by 4 Indifferent men chosen on ye behalf of ye Orphants of ye said said Seawell & Mrs Anne Phillips afsd Administratrix of said Mr Mathew Phillips." The four arbitrators were, Jno Hill, Mr Theo: Lambard (Lambert), Jn Homles and Tho: Ivy. The son, Henry, was ordered to be sent to Holland for his education, in charge of Tho: Lee, who is spoken of as "his kindsman and seeming very desirous to have the youth with him." He seems to have been placed under the charge of one William (Lilly?) Scapes, merchant of Yarmouth in England, and 22 March he was bound apprentice to him for four years, and seven years' service by consent of the court. A deposition taken June 18, 1662, shows that the son, Henry, was born May 1, 1639, and another, August 16, 1672, mentions Henry Seawell, the younger, as late deceased, and that his sister and heir, Anne, now the wife of Colonel Lemuel Mason was born about thirty-seven or thirty-eight years since. "Seawell's Point," at the mouth of the Elizabeth River, was named for Henry Seawell, the elder, who was perhaps connected with Thomas Seawell, who patented four hundred acres on Pocoson River, York county, in 1635. The relationship with the Phillips' family does not appear, but it seems probable that Alice, widow of Henry Seawell, married Mathew Phillips, who, on her death, married Anne, and she survived him as his administratrix. The letter in the text was addressed to Captain Thomas Willoughby, justice, burgess, councillor, etc., Lemuel Mason, who married Anne, the sister of Henry Seawell, Jr., and John Holmes, who was overseer of Henry Seawell's estate.

      SEAWELL FAMILY.

      The old English pronunciation of this name, as shown in the early records, was Sowell. Henry Seawell, who died in Norfolk county in 1644, gave his name to the point at the eastern entrance of Elizabeth City River. He had two children-Anne, who married Lemuel Mason, and left descendants; and Henry, who died sine prole.

      (4) Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 [database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004:

      Name: Ann Mason
      Date: 30 Oct 1705
      Location: Elizabeth River Parish, Norfolk Co., VA
      Notes: This probate record was extracted from microfilmed copies of the original Will Book.
      Remarks: Ann Mason of Elizabeth river parish in ye County of Norfolke Gentlewoman. Book 7 p. 117. . . . Dated 30 Octo. 1705. Proved 15 Mrch 1706/5 by Coll. Thomas Willoughby & Mrs Ann Porter. Recorded 22 Mrch 1706/5. . . . ye death of my decd. husband Coll.
      Description: Testatrix
      Book: 7-117
      Prove Date: 15 Mar 1706
      Occupation: Gentlewoman
    Person ID I18929  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 

    Father Henry SEAWELL,   b. Abt 1610, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1644, Lower Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Alice WILLOUGHBY,   d. Between 30 Nov 1705 and 15 Mar 1706, Lower Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1634 
    Family ID F8452  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lemuel MASON, Sr.,   b. Abt 1628, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 15 Sep 1702, Lower Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married Abt 27 Feb 1650  Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ann MASON,   b. 1658  [natural]
     2. Alice MASON,   b. Abt 1662, Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Lemuel MASON, Jr.,   b. Aft 1649, Lower Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1712, Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 61 years)  [natural]
     4. Frances MASON,   b. Aft 1652, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Thomas MASON,   b. Aft 1653, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1711, Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 56 years)  [natural]
     6. Dinah MASON  [natural]
     7. Mary MASON,   b. Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Margaret MASON,   d. Aft 1680, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Abigail MASON  [natural]
     10. Elizabeth MASON,   d. Abt 1696, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     11. George MASON, Sr.,   d. Bef 16 Mar 1711, Norfolk County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 13:23:14 
    Family ID F8451  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart