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Verlinda GRAVES

Female Bef 1620 - Bef 1675  (< 55 years)


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  • Name Verlinda GRAVES 
    Born Bef 1620  Ireland[?] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Will 3 Mar 1675  Charles County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 13 Jul 1675  Charles County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 13 Jul 1675  Charles County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Virginia Genealogies and Biographies, 1500s-1900s [database online], Genealogy.com, Maryland and Virginia Colonials, Vol. I, Graves, pp. 321, 329:

      Verlinda Graves, appears to have been the eldest dau. [of Thomas Graves, Sr.], and though the date of her birth isn't known, she was surely b. bef. 1620; d. by July 13, 1675, testate, Charles Co., Md.; m. Capt. William Stone, probably aft. June 4, 1635 (when he claimed land for his own and his brother Andrew's transportation, & the transportation of 34 servants [Nugent, op. cit., p. 28], but not for a wife . . . but bef. Aug. 20, 1640, when William Cotton (first husband of Verlinda's sister, Ann), mentioned William Stone as one of his "brothern in law", in his will [Northampton Co. Orders, Deeds, Wills #3, p. 55]. (NOTE: One "mirs Stonne" is mentioned in Northampton Co., Feb. 1, 1635/6-Ames, op. cit., p. 49--who probably was Verlinda (Dr. Ames lists this entry in her index, under the name of Verlinda Stone). However, William Stone had a bro., Andrew, there, and his "relative" (perhaps another bro.?), Capt. John Stone, had at least been familiar with the area, bef. his death in 1633--Ibid., p. xxxi - his bro. Matthew, whom he mentioned in his will, was presumably living in Maryland by the date of the will, and could have been in Va., earlier; and there was a Richard Stone, in Northampton Co., who was associated with him by 1640 (another bro.?)--Ibid., p. 169--therefore, it appears to us that the "mirs Stonne" of 1635/6, could have been the wife or widow of one of these other men.)

      William Stone is said to have been b. in England, in 1603, probably in Lancashire Co. [Virginia Historical Genealogies. by Boddie, p. 1], although he has been erroneously listed many times, as a native of Northamptonshire, Eng. He d. testate, early in 1660, Charles Co., Md. He was a grandson of Richard and Isabel (Girdler) Stone, probably through their son, John [Ibid.], and a nephew of Thomas Stone, haberdasher of London [Ames, op. cit., p. xxx]. Dr. Ames [Ibid.] says that he had emigrated to Virginia before 1628 and was on the Eastern Shore by 1629, possibly earlier". There is much concerning him and his activities in the early records for the Eastern Shore of Va., as well as in those of Maryland, which we will not go into here, except to note that he was one of the noteworthy men of his day, and served as one of the Justices for Accawmacke Co., and as a member of Hungar's Parish, there, and as the first protestant Governor of Maryland, in 1648, when Lord Baltimore removed Thomas Greene from that office, and appointed William Stone in his place. He served as Governor from then until late in 1652, except for a 3 month interval in the spring of the latter year [Flowering of the Maryland Palatinate, by Newman, p. 148]. He owned, and was Lord of, 5,000 a. in Nanjemoy Hundred, Charles Co., Maryland, called "Poynton (sometimes called "Nanjemoy") Manor", with privileges of Court Leet & Court Baron [Seigniory In Early Maryland, by Newman, pp. 61, 69.]

      Besides naming his wife and children and his bro. Matthew, in his will, Gov. Stone also mentioned his "brother[-in-law, Thomas] Sprigg", & his "brother-in-law, Francis Doughty". [Wills,#l, p. 89, Hall of Records, Annapolis.]

      Issue of Gov. William and Verlinda (Graves) Stone, as per his will, were:

      (I.) Thomas Stone (q.v.)

      (II.) Richard Stone (a.v.)

      (III.) Matthew Stone (q.v.)

      (IV.) Elizabeth Stone (q.v.)

      (V.) Mary Stone (q.v.)

      (VI.) Katherine Stone

      (VII.) John Stone (q.v.)

      * * *

      ABSTRACT OF WILL OF VERLINDA STONE

      To Benony Thomas and hrs., 400 a., "St. Verlindas."

      To dau. ___ Doyen, personalty.

      To son John, ex., residue of estate, real and personal, at 21 yrs. of age.

      Test: Margaret Baghay, Barbarie Kendall, Ann Roughey. 2. 364.

      [3rd Mch., 1674-5; 13th July, 1675--Charles Co., Md., Cotton, op. cit., vol. 1, p. 111.]
    Person ID I9223  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 

    Father Thomas GRAVES, Sr.,   b. Abt 1575, England or Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 5 Jan 1636, Accawmack [now Northampton] County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Katherine (GRAVES),   d. Aft 20 May 1636 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F4360  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William STONE,   b. 1603, Lancashire[?], England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 21 Dec 1660, Charles County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 57 years) 
    Married Aft 4 Jun 1635  Accawmack [now Northampton] County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 14:55:00 
    Family ID F4422  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart