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Robert BISHOP

Robert BISHOP1,1

about 1630 - Jan 1676/71,1

Life History

about 1630

Born

Jan 1676/7

Died in Farnham Parish, Rappahannock, Virginia.1,1

Notes

  • In 1876, a land transaction in which Robert Bishop willed land to John Gregory Jr (son of John Gregory and Elizabeth Bishop) probably refers to Robert Bishop Jr, the son of Robert Bishop and brother of Elizabeth Bishop, wife of John Gregory Sr.  But the actual transfer took place in 1677, according to earlier records.

    "John Gregory, of Rappahannock County.  In June, 1671, he witnessed a deed of John Prosser to John Stephens, recorded in Rap¬≠pahannock County.  In his will, dated April 21, 1676, Robert Bishop, of Rappahannock County, made John Gregory, Junior, his [page 239]  [continued from page 238] sole legatee and executor. ... 'I give my land that I bought of Mr Henry Awberry unto John Grigory Junior unto him and his heirs forever and likewise all my personall estate and he to be my lawfull Executor and this my Will to cut off all other wills and testaments whatsoever.  Whereunto I have sett my hand and seale this 21st of Aprill in the year of Or Lord God 1676.'"
    --  "Gregory Family of Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia," in Winston of Virginia and Allied Families, by Clayton Torrence (Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson, 1927), pp 238-239

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    The deposition of Thomas Wheeler aged 30 or there abouts & John Garner aged 2S or there abouts Sworn and examined saith that they did see the within mentioned Robert Bishop Sign seale and publish the within mentioned to be his last will and Testament and that he was in perfect Sence and Memory at the signing Sealing and publishing thereof to the best of their Judgement.

    Tho: Wheeler
    John Garner
    Juratur [Sworn] in Cir Cour Rappa 6o die Jany 1677 [6 January 1677] et Probatr [Proved] pr X Et
    Recordatr XXo die Eses mensis et ann Supr. [Recorded 20 January 1677]
    --  "Gregory Family of Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia," in Winston of Virginia and Allied Families, by Clayton Torrence (Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson, 1927), pp 238-239
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    "Robert Bishop, of Rappahannock County, in his will, dated April 21, 1676, leaves his property to John Gregory, Junior (see will of Robert Bishop, post page 329).  On December 9, 1676, appears John Gregory, of Rappahannock County, Tanner, son and heir of John Gregory, deceased (see post page 329).  No record of the will, or administration on the estate of John Gregory, the elder, has been discovered."
    --  "Gregory Family of Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia," in Winston of Virginia and Allied Families, by Clayton Torrence (Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson, 1927), p 240

    "In April, 1687, James Taylor had a patent for land left by Robert Bishop to John Gregory and by said John Gregory to his sister Mary, now wife of said James Taylor. See Taylor Family, ante page 213, where the evidence is given for Mary Gregory's first marriage to James Taylor, and second marriage to Rowland Thomas."
    --  "Gregory Family of Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia," in Winston of Virginia and Allied Families, by Clayton Torrence (Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson, 1927), p 241

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