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Elizabeth Katherine BANKS1,2

16271 - before 1st Dec 16861

Life History


Born in Canterbury, Kent, England.1


Birth of daughter Anne Katherine ROYALL in New Kent, Henrico, Virginia.4,3

about 1645

Married Joseph ROYALL in Henrico County, Virginia.1,8


Birth of son Joseph ROYALL in Doghams, Charles City, Virginia.5

10th Mar 1654/5

Death of Joseph ROYALL in Doghams Plantation, Charles City County, Virginia.6,1,7


Married Henry ISHAM in Virginia.2

1st Feb 1678

Death of Henry ISHAM in Henrico County, Virginia.7

10th Oct 1686

Death of daughter Anne Katherine ROYALL in Henrico County, Virginia.3

before 1st Dec 1686

Died in Dale Parish, Henrico, Virginia.1

Date that will was probated, so death was a few days earlier


  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    Katherine Banks Royal
    Gender: Female
    Birth Place: England
    Spouse Name: Henry Isham
    Spouse Birth 1627 England
    Marriage 1659 Virginia, USA

    I have cited the following sources for information on Katherine Banks Royall Isham

    Notes on Elizabeth Katherine (Royall) Banks
    Added by GenevaSwis on 23 May 2009

    Joseph Royall m. Katherine Banks of Canterbury, England, and became ancestor of the Royall family of Virginia (see articles in The Colonial Royalls of Virginia, XXII VA. Mag. 411, XXXIII VA. Mag. 103, 322) and his wife Katherine m.2 Henry Isham of the distinguished Nottinghamshire family and had a son Henry who d. unm., leaving a will in Henrico, a dau. Mary who m. William Randolph of Turkey Island and became the ancestress of the celebrated Randolph family, and a dau. Anne who m. Col. Francis Epps and became the ancestress of that well-known family. Moved to Virginia as third wife of Joseph Royall  [FTM CD186 Family History: VA Genealogies #2, 1600s-1800s, Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume IV, Price Family Notes, p. 215-16]
    Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 4, pp. 123 and 324, 1896.

    Will of Katherine Banks Royall was dated 10 August 1686 and proved 1 December 1686 in Henrico County, Virginia. This names son Joseph Royall and daughters Katherine Perrin and Sarah Wilkinson; also grandsons Henry Randolph, William Randolph,Richard Dennis, Maiden Maschall and Richard Perris; and granddaughters Elizabeth Randolph, Mary Randolph, Sarah Royall, Katherine Farrar, Ann Perrin, Mary Perrin, and Sarah Perrin.   (see articles in The Colonial Royalls of Virginia, XXII VA. Mag. 411, XXXIII VA. Mag. 103, 322)

    Katherine Banks Royall Isham was the wealthiest woman in the United States in her era.

    --  GenevaSwis,,

    Will of KATHERINE ISHAM 1686 Henrico Co., Virginia

    In the name of God amen. I KATHERINE ISHAM being sick & weak of body but of sound & pfect mind & memory (praise be therefore given to almighty god) do make & ordain this my last will & testament in manner & form following (that is to say).

    First I principally commend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God hoping through the meritts of my Savior Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon & forgiveness of all my sins and my body I comitt to the earth to be decently burried at ye descretion of my Extr, hereafter named. And as the disposition of all such temporall as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I give and dispose of as followth.

    First Item I will that all my debts and funerall charges be paid & discharged. I give to my Grandson Wm Randolph Ð20 sterling money of England such is not in the custody of my son-in-law Wm Randolph to be disposed of after my decease for the proper use & benefit of my grandson above named, but in case of his mortaility before he comes to age, then I give & bequeath unto my grandson Henry Randolph the Ð20 about to be disposed as above sd for his proper use and further I give to my grandson Henry Randolph five pds sterling money of England and to my Granddaughters Mary Randolph & Elisa Randolph Ð5 apiece of like Sterling money all such money above specified is now in the custody of my son-in-law Wm Randolph.

    And further I give the residue of my mony such is in custody of my son-in-law Wm Randolph to my two daughters Mary Randolph & Ann Epes to be equally divided. I also will that my claw trunk with all that is in it be equally divided between my two daughters Mary Randolph & Ann Epes and I give to each of them two silver saltcellars. And to Mary Randolph I give my Wedding Ring & best feather bed and furniture to it and my least silver tankard but one and fifteen shillings to buy a mourning Ring and desire the sd Mary Randolph may be exempt from bearing any part of paying my debts or funerall charges. And this is all my legacy to my loveing daughter Mary Randolph.

    Item. I give to my grandson Joseph Royall one Servant named John Jordns all the time he hath to serve & my small silver tankard. And further I give to my child of my son Royall's two silver spoons. And to my loveing son Joseph Royall the last Tankard.

    Item. I give to my grandson Richard Dennis one of my best cows and two silver spoons.

    Item. I give to my grandson Isham Epes my Negro Dick. and to my Grandson Francis Epes my biggest silver tankard but one. I also give to the child my daughter Ann Epes now goes with my largest silver Porringer & great silver cupp. My sealed ring & great hoop ring with a pair of silver Clasps & Silver bodkin I give to my daughter Anne Epes.

    Item. I give to my Grandson Richard Perrin one Feather bed and furniture to it.

    Item. I give to my granddaughter Sarah Royall one Yearling heifer. Item. I give to my granddaughters Katherine Farrar, Mary, Sarah & Anne Perrin to each of them two silver spoons. And to Katherine Farrar one Guinney And to Anne Perrin one silver porringer.

    Item I give to my granddaughter Sarah Dennis two silver spoons and one pair of dowlass sheets. And to my two daughters Sarah Wilkinson & Katherine Perrin all my wearing Cloaths woolen & Linnen.

    Item I give to my loveing friend Mary Parker six Ells of my best dowless & as much of my finest Serge as will make her a gown & petticoat.

    Item I give to my grandson Maiden Marshall one heifer two years old.

    Item I will and bequeath all my land to my son Joseph Royall to him and his heirs for ever.

    Item I give my whole crop of Corn and tobacco to my Executors hereafter named except for much as will buy two gravestones, one to cover me & other my departed dear husband. All the rest & residue of my & on all estate Goods & chattells Sarah Wilkinson, Joseph Royall, Katherine Parrin & Anne Epes. And to each of them fifteen shillings to buy a mourning Ring.

    And I do hereby constitute & appoint my loveing son Joseph Royall and my loveing son-in-law Francis Epes full & sole Exers of this my last will and testamt. And I desire my body may be buryed near my dear husband on my own plantation. And I do hereby revoke disanull and make void all former will & testaments by me heretofore made and to this my last will and testament do sett my hand and seal this tenth day of Oct Ao Dm 1686 her

    signed & seald in Memdm Thos Words yt KATHERINE X ISHAM the presence of and above underlined mark John Worsham were underlined before SEAL of red wax Nath Hill signing & sealing Littlebury Epes Henrico County October 10, 1686.
    [John Worsham, Nathan Hill, Littlebury Epes]

    Proved in open Court to be the last will and testamt of MS. KATH ISHAM decd by the oaths of Mr. John Worsham, Mr. Nath Hill & Littlebury Epes & entered amongst the records of ye sd county & in of originally rightly inserted & etc.

    More About Katherine Banks: Residence: 1678, Listed at Bermuda Hundred as Mrs Ishams.32
    December 01, 1686, Will proved under Katherine Isham in Henrico County, VA33

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