Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace

Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace
This house and property belonged to John Ward, Jr At his death he willed the property to his nephew William Ward

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Robert Adams of Jamestown November 9, 2010

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November 9, 2010
Robert Adams of Jamestown
Page 273
A court held at James Citty the 21st of January 1628
Present  Francis West Esq. Governor
Doctor Pott
Capt Smyth
Mr. Farrar

A Commission of Adm’str’con was graunted unto Mrs. Adms of Martins Hundred upon the estate of her husband.

Upon the Motion of John Wareham, Marchant for that Mrs Adams confessed that her husband was to give 300 pounds of Tobacco for a servant sold unto him, The court hath ordered that Mrs. Adams shall give satisfaction for the said man according to said agreement.
Foot note for this page was
Robert Adams, who came in the Bona Nova lived at Martin’s Hundred 1624-25.
The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography  Volume 31  page 213/214
At Court at James Citty the 9th date of April 1629, p’sent
John Pott Esq’ Gouernor & c,  Capt Smyth, Mr. Ffarrar
At this Court was proved the will of nuncupative of Robte Adames of Martins hundred upon the oath of John Lyford, Minister.
With this we have established that the Robert  Adams of Martin’s Hundred died late 1627 or very early 1628.  We know that his wife was still living.  Now whether this was the wife that lived with him at Martins Hundred after the 1622 massacre, we do not know.    Also there is no mention of children. Unfortunately, so far there has been no testimony from Lyford that I have found that enumerates Robert Adamses bequest.  That could be possible because just today I read the testimony from another case where there were witnesses to the death and the last words for another settler.  But for now we know that Robert Adams has died late 1627/early 1628 leaving a wife.  So that is the problem.  So far the information is pretty sketchy about Robert Adams until 1680/90 where he appears again.  Some genealogist mention a William Robert between Martins Hundred Robert and Goochland Robert, but that is a span of 53 years.  And considerating  the conditions of living during the time and life spans, there should be another Adams in there somewhere.  I will keep looking and if I find anything, I will report.  But after today, I will start with Robert Adams of 1680.Early Virginia Families Along the James River, Volume 1 : Henrico County - Goochland County, Virginia

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