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position of 500 lbs. of pork 200 lbs of Bacon and 100 lbs of butter
— ^With Deposition upon oath annexed and Mem. that it was
owned by Hartwell himself. (Abstract)

(Colonial Papers. 3 pp.)

April 20, 1677.
Petition of Thos. Glover of James City County, Planter
to his Maj. Commissioners for Virginia — Against Wm. Hartv/ell
for imprisoning him five weeks and forcing him to give a horse
for his discharge of the value of 1200 lbs of tobacco — Also,
Depositions of Thos. Glover and Francis Robinson thereon and
mem. that Hartwell owns what the pet."" alleges was by the
Governor's order. (Abstract)

(Colonial Papers. 4 pp.)

April 20, 1677.
Petition of Wm. Hoare of James City County, Planter,
to his Maj. Commissioners for Virginia — Against Hartwell for
detaining him prisoner ten days and taking from him his cattle,
hogs and other goods, and for demanding ten thousand pounds
of pork to save his life — Also Hoare's certificate to the truth of
the above and Mem. that Sir Wm. Berkeley demanded the
pork to save Hoare's life, confessed to be true by James Garey
the Governor's servant. (Abstract)

(Colonial Papers. 2 pp.)

VIRGINIA IN 1677. 369

April 20, 1677.
Petition of John Williams of James City County,
Planter, to his Maj. Commissioners for Virginia — Against
Hartwell for imprisoning him ten days and forcing him by hard
usage to a composition of two hogsheads of tobacco and six
barrels of Indian Com to the value of £16. sterling — With
Deposition on oath annexed and Mem. of Hartwells confession
that it was done by the Governor's order. (Abstract)
(Colonial Papers. 3 pp.)

April 21, 1677.
Colonel Moryson to Gov. Berkeley — They (the Com-
missi'*) intend waiting upon him tomorrow to take their fare-
well leave of him before he goes hence — In reference to the two
Patents they have so laboured to overthrow and the resolution
of the House of Burgesses to a letter of thanks which he hears
has been superseded by another letter wherein the matter of
thanks is omitted — Prays him to remember that he has twice
himself superseded these patents and the charge it has been to
this poor Country and now it may be had at so easy a price as
thanks and that Berkeley only is the Obstructor of this good
and royal Act "especially when so near relations as yours and
your Lady's are concerned." Shall expect his answer which
with this letter he shall send to the Duke of York. 4 pp.

(Col. Entry Bk. No. 81. pp. 208-211.)

April 23, 1677.
The Commissioners for Virginia to Governor Sir
William Berkeley — Think they deserved better than to be
turned ofif by his Coach and the Common Hangman Postilion
which is an afifront not only against their Commission but
themselves as Gentlemen — Are resolved to make his Majesty
a Judge of this high indignity which they believe he well knew
and was purposely sent for, as a retainer to perform the Cere-
monies of yesterday. (Abstract)

(Colonial Papers. 1 p.)


April 23, 1677.
Governor Sir Wm. Berkeley to [the Commissioners for
Virginia?] Of this particular of the Postilions he is as inno-
cent as the blessed Angels themselves. But though God suffers
him to be accused he has in His mercy left him a Great Exemplar
to comfort him for he suffered His only Glorious Son to be
accused of what he was not guilty of and oiu* late blessed King
Charles the First was brought to his death by accusations he
was not in the least manner guilty of. They cannot be so
angry at this last misfortime as he is sorry for it — Never saw
the fellow's face but once before. Has sent the Negro to be
racked tortured or whipt till he confess how this dire misfortune
happened and hopes this will give them satisfaction. (Abstract)
(Colonial Papers. 1 p.)

April 23, 1677.
Lady F-Berkeley to the Commissioners for Virginia.
Explains that neither Sir William Berkeley or herself have the
least thought or knowledge who was their postilion and protests
in the presence of Almighty God that the Governor gave no
order for the coach. Has sent her coachman to be examined
to whom the writer gave her orders — Must say the Governor
is dealt more severely with than ever man of his quality and
character has been in the world — to think he could be guilty
of putting so vile an affront upon any person that has his Maj.
stamp and character to secure them of respect from any man
but a Bacon. (Abstract)

(Colonial Papers. 2 pp.)

April 23, 1677.
Mem. in the handwriting of Secretary Sir Joseph
Williamson — Ships lately arrived from Virginia bring news
that last summer and autumn proved extraordinarily hot and
the winter as violently cold and that a great distemper has from
thence arisen amongst the Inhabitants which has taken away
many — Lord Berkeley arrived at Chester on the 18th — his

VIRGINIA IN 1677. 371

reception &c. — due to a person of his merits and employments.
Attempt of the apprentices on the New Exchange to keep
this, St. George's Day, a holiday. (Abstract)
(Colonial Papers. 1 p.)

April 25, 1677.
Col. Moryson to Gov. Berkeley — Has so much charity
of his own as to believe his high and solemn protests and that
it was no more possible the Gov. should intend than ever his
Maj. Commiss" should deserve so great an indignity. In-
treats him to take Moryson's last letter into his second thoughts
seriously to consider its weighty contents, otherwise he must
be feign to write home on purpose to his Royal Highness whom
it so highly concerns as well as himself, "therefore good Sir take
once more my former letter in your hands and think it worthy
of a full and particular reply." Hopes the waters he sent will
give Berkeley great relief. 3 pp. (Abstract)

(Col. Entry Bk. No. 81. pp. 218-220.)

April 25, 1677.
Governor Berkeley to Colonel Moryson. Gives hearty
thanks for the tobacco and waters — Is so distracted with this
last dire misfortune that he scarce knows what he does or says,
tho' he is innocent — Has sent the Negro and desires he may be
examined to the quick. (Abstract)

(Colonial Papers. 1 p.)

Virginia, April 25, 1677.
Elizabeth Dudley & James Dudley, Thomas Dudley and
Wm. Dudley to James Gary living at the Dager in Watling
street. The distractions of this Colony by the wise carriage
of his Maj. Commissioners are most happily reconciled and
in a posture of quiet and peaceable settlement for the future.
Beg his assistance in relation to certain hogsheads of tobacco
seized from their deceased father unjustly by Sir Wm. Berkeley
& illegally converted to his own use. (Abstract)
(Colonial Papers. 2 pp.)
(To be Continued)



Communicated by Mr. Lothrop Withington, 30 Little Russell
Street, W. C. London, (including "Gleanings" by Mr. H. F.
Waters, not before printed.)

John Martin of Dublin, Merchant. Will 30 April 1760;
proved. Brother George Martin devised his lands in Mill-
town etc to trustees for my benefit. I have paid the sums to
children of Brother James Martin. To daughter Agnes Martin
£2000. To son Lewis Martin £500. To grandson George
Barclay £200. To Andrew Stewart in full satisfaction out of
my benefits under George Martins will £10 yearly out of my
estate in Virginia. To Caple Street Meeting £5. Lands of
MiUtown to eldest son George Martin and at his death to
Edmon Sexton Perry and James Ager the younger of Dublin
Esqrs in trust for his male heirs failing whom to second son
Samuel Martin and heirs male, in default third son Lewis Martin
and heirs male, then Eldest daughter Lucy Agar and heirs male.
To 2nd daughter Agnes Martin and heirs male and the right
heirs Lands in Virginia to 2 youngest sons Samuel and Lewis
with succession in default to daughter Lucy Agar and Agnes
Martin. Daughter Alicia Martin otherwise Campbell wife of
son George Martin entitled under Marriage settlement to rent
charges on lands in Virginia of £150 a year Irish currency.
Daughter Lucy Agar wife of James Agar Esq £2000 her portion
to be paid. Executors: sons George, Samuel and Lewis
Witnesses : Jas Shiel, Tho Leech, Thomas Fitzsimmons Codicil
15 October 1760. same witnesses. Lands in Kilcoskanl
charged with payment of rents to Ann Stewart widow and Jane
Benson widow.

Prerogative Court of Ireland
will Book; 1761, fo. 215.


[This John Martin, the testator of 1760, was certaroly Col. John Martin
of Virginia, to whom his brother, Dr. George Martin, of Dublin, be-
queathed an estate in 1746, (see this Magazine XXI, 249). It is
equally certain that he was the Col. John Martin who lived in Caroline
Co. in 1732, when Col. Byrd visited his house, and who was a Burgess
for that County. It will be seen from the will of Thomas Turner (This
Magazine XX, 439,) that Turner states he bought a tract of land in Caro-
line from "Col. John Martin and his son George." This was the land
sold in 1752 (see this Magazine XIII, 198) by "John and George Martin,
of the City of Bristol, merchants," through "John Martin, gent., of
Virginia," their attorney. Col. John Martin and his son George evidently
removed from Virginia to Bristol, where they became merchants. John
Martin of Virginia, their attorney, was no doubt another son of Col. Jno.
Martin, and was the Burgess for King William County, who died during
the session of 1756. It seems probable, as there is no mention of any
children of his in Col. Martins will, that John Martin, Jr., died without
issue. Of the daughters, Elizabeth married in 1742, Patrick Barclay,
of Louisa Co., Va., Lucy, the eldest daughter, married first Henry
Boyle, yovmgest son of Henry, first Earl of Shannon, and secondly, March
20, 1760, James Agar, of Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, who, in 1776 was created
Baron, and in 1781, Viscount Clifden. Lady Clifden died July 26, 1802.
The second surviving daughter, Agnes Martin, was unmarried at the date
of her father's will. Patty youngest daughter, married in 1756, Edmond
Sexton Perry, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons 1771-1785, and
in 1785 created Viscount Perry. She had doubtless already been pro-
vided for. The will of Lucia, Viscountess Clifden (bom Martin) was
proved in 1802 in the Prerogative Court of Dublin. That of George
Martin, of the City of Dublin, Esq., was proved in 1811. These would
probably give additional information in regard to the family.]

Leonard Bagge of Killbree, county Waterford, Esquire.
Will 1 August 1719; proved 8 December 1719. To my wife
Cicilia for life £500 and a bond of Andrew Bagge for £100 now
in hands of Matthew Jacob Esqr and Mr. Hercules Beer accord-
ing to marriage settlement on 4 October 1708, also £250. My
stock in Moned and Duftcarrick, Kilbree and New Aftane to
my children subject to following legacies. To mother
Mrs. Susanna Bagge £20 yearly. To William Connolly als
Mc James of Ardmore £1. 10s. yearly. I forgive Brother
Luke Bagge all he owes me and give him my partnership with
Mr. Barry Strongman of tithes in County Cork purchased
from Mr. John Pembrock of Dungarvan. I forgive my nephew
Joseph Conghlan what he owes me. To eldest daughter Mary
Bagge £400 as a marriage portion. To second daughter Ann
Bagge ditto. Wife now with child, if daughter ditto. Residue
to sons William and John. To my dear Brother ye reverand
Mr. John Bagge £500 provided he comes to Ireland and de-
mands it. Executors and Trustees: My Brother Revd Mr.


Jo: Bagge of Virginia, Brother Jeremy Coughlan of Lismore
Esq, Brother Luke Bagge of Clattahenny gen and nephew
Joseph Coughlan Esq Witnesses : Fran : Flaherty, Edwd Butter,
Jn Hely, Wm. Coughlan.

Prerogative Court of Ireland

Will Book 1718-20, fo. 225.

John Bagge, of Monea, county Waterford, gent. Will 14
April 1772; proved 11 December 1772. To be buried at Kil-
molish near my father and mother. To Roger Green of Youg-
hal county Cork merchant and Thomas Judge of Clerkstown,
county Waterford gent lands of Grange held from Earl of
Grandison and land of Monea held from Bishop of Waterford
also my sixth part of ' Monegarroff in County Tipperary. In
trust for my son John Bagge and heirs male. To daughter
Anna Bagge £800 above money left by her grandfather Wil-
liam Cooke. To daughter Cecilia Judge wife of Thomas Judge
£24 yearly. To John son of Roger Green £5 to his son James
£5. House in Cork to son To sister Ann Greahicks £5
yearly. To Mary Cox £5. Witnesses Franc Ellis, John
Walker, Edwd Smyth.

Prerogative Court of Ireland
Will Book 1772, fo. 12.

[Rev. John Bagge, brother of Leonard Bagge, was minister of St.
Anne's Parish, Essex Co.., Va., 1771-1726, when he died. He had a
nephew, Edmond Bagge, who also lived in Virginia, and died in Essex
Cotinty in 1734, leaving a son Robert. See this Magazine XII, 299,
300. The will which follows is that of a later member of the Irish family.
The will of Rev. John Bagge, of Virginia, which had first been recorded
in the Colony, was proved in Dublin in 1726.]

John Cooke of Youghall County Cork, Esq. Will 7 Feb-
ruary 1712; proved 4 March 1713. To be buried either in my
own burial place of Youghall Church or by my father in Church
yard of Affame. To my mother Cecilia Cooke my farm of
Graige county Waterford or £20 yearly. To wife Ann Cooke
houses in Youghall also my estate of Kilbrush and Kippane.
To son Thomas Cooke my dwelling house in Youghall and
£1000 in hands of Mr. James Tynt als Worth for which estate


of Dame Mabell Tynt and Harry Tynt Esq deceased stand
liable, failing him and his heirs if my daughter Mabell Cooke
als Harrison shall survive her now husband Henry Harrison
clerk and marry again then the issue to have reversion. Be-
quests to son Thomas according to provisions of marriage
settlement between me and his mother Margaret Tynt by deed
of 5 August 1687. Servant John Moore £5. House that Mr.
Welch and Mr. Robinson now live in to wife. Executors:
Wife Ann Cooke and son Thomas Cooke. Overseers: John
Walker of Youghall gent and Thomas Baker of Lismara gent.
Witnesses : Francis Boyse, David Crafford, He. Crotty.

P. C. Ireland. Prerogative
Will Book, 1713-15, fo. 80.

Thomas Cooke of Youghall, coimty Cork, gent. Will
proved 27 November 1750. To cousin Thomas Cooke of
Amasack in the Liberties of Youghall one third of lands of
Ballyhay Ardra in county Cork which belong to me by right of
my mother Margret Cooke otherwise Tynte To sister Mable
Harrison otherwise Cooke £20 a year. Residuary Legatee and
Executor : cousin Thomas Cooke. Witnesses : Samuel Luther,
George Mannix, Thomas Gimlett.

Prerogative Court Ireland

will Book, 1750-51, fo. 196.

John Cook of the parish of Over Wharton and County of
Stafford in the Colony of Virginia gent. Will 26 December
1732; proved 11 April 1733. To be buried as his executrix
thinks fit. To wife Elizabeth Cooke for life a plantation on
Potomack river side of 462 acres and 40 acres adjoining
and negroes Corkpegg and Charlott, at her decease to my son
Traverse Cooke, in default of issue to my 3 daughters Ann, Han-
nah and Million Land on Cedar River 400 acres to son Traverse.
1664 acres to 3 daughters Ann, Hannah and Millian. Negro
Slave Dublin to son Traverse. Slave Sarah to daughter Ann.
slave will to daughter Hannah, Slave Tomboy to daughter Mil-
lian. Money in Ireland to wife and children. Land : 1500 acres
on north side of the Bever dams to Samuel Timmions of Stafford


County on payment of 1261 lbs of tobacco due to my estate.
Executrix: Wife Elizabeth. Overseers: Rev. Alexander Scott,
Mr. Rawleigh Traverse. Witnesses: Wm. Allison, Rawleigh
Travers, Nath. Smith, Robt Smith, Mary Row. Codicil 27 De-
cember 1732. Negro Slave Ann Versper to wife. Witnesses:
Simon Pearson, Wm Brent, Benj Brent, Rawleigh Travers.
Proved at Stafford Coimty Thomas Claiborne, C. Cur. William
Henry Terrett, clerk of Thomas Claiborne certifies copy. Wit-
nesses: Henry Washington, Chandler Fowke, as justices ac-
cording, witnesses: James Nicholson Jo. Gill junr, Robt.

Prerogative Court of Ireland
Will Book 1735, filed will.

[Though neither the will of John Cooke, of Youghall, nor that of his
son Thomas Cooke, of the same place, names the Virginia Cookes of
Stafford Co., it is evident that they belonged to the same family. John
Cooke, a native of Ireland, settled in Stafford County, Va., early in the
Eighteenth Century, and married Elizabeth, daughter of Raleigh Travers
of Stafford County, and his wife Hannah, daughter of Joseph Ball. She
was half sister of Mary Ball, mother of George Washington. Mrs.
Travers married secondly Simon Pearson, and in her will, proved Decem-
ber 13, 1748, names her daughter Elizabeth Cooke, and her grandchildren,
Travers and Hannah Cooke. John Cooke, of Stafford, died in 1732 and
his will was among the portions of the Stafford records destroyed by
Federal Soldiers during the Civil War; but a copy of his will was proved
in Dublin, from which the abstract given here was made. In this will he
refers to his money in Ireland. Besides several daughters, one bearing
the peculiar name. Million, which was derived from the Travers family,
he had one son, Travers Cooke of Stafford Coimty. The will of the lat-
ter, dated December 1759, and proved June 13, 1759, is of record in Staf-
ford. His legatees were his wife Mary, and his sons John and Mott.
He states there is "A large balance due me by my uncle Thomas Cooke,
of Youghall in the Kingdom of Ireland for the rents and profits of my
estate there." He directs that his sons should have as good an edu-
cation as his estate would afford. The inventory of his personal prop-
erty amounts to £947.14.4, and includes a set of Spectators at £1.8,
Tattlers at 14 shillings, two Guardians at 5 shillings, 4 prayer books at
£1.5, and a parcel of "old books" at 7 shillings 6 pence. Evidently the
appraisers were fond of the essayists. As Thomas Cooke of Youghall
died in 1750, without issue, it is probable that Travers Cooke's imcle
Thomas, was the "Cousin Thomas Cooke" who was the residuary
legatee of Thomas of Youghall. A proper examination of wills and
other records in Ireland would doubtless furnish a satiffactory pedigree.
There is a notice of the Cookes of Stafford in Hayden's Virginia Gene-
alogies, p. 300.]



For the Main Anny Under Washington 1778-1779

(From the Originals in the Collection of the Virginia Histor-
ical Society)


D. A. O. Nov^ 8*^' 79

The Orders Given Yesterday Evening for the Division to
hold themselves in Readiness to march at the Shortest warn-
ing is not to interfair with the fatigue party, which are to be
Continued as usual. Such men as were sent back, to New
Jermantown as Shoe-makers are to be immediately ordered to
their Reg*^ or sent to the Hospital, if they Should be proper
Objects for it And not to be Continued any Longer with Mi
Taylor on any pretence whatever The Officers & Soldiers are
Requested to Run the Funnels of their Chimneys Something
higher to prevent Damage to the Tents. The picquet at
Havarstraugh Landing being too Distant to be Relieved daily
is to be Continued three days & to be furnished with pro-
vision accordingly. The Baron Stuben will be with the Di-
vision in a few days to make a Gen'l Inspection of the Different
Reg*« its Recommended to the officers of all Rank to pay im-
mediate attention to the mens Arms and Clothing, that we
may make as Good an appearance, as Can be Expected from
the present State of our Necessarys.


The Extream driness of the weather has prevented many
mills from Grinding which has Occationed Considerable De-
lays in the Supplys of Flour, if an ample Supply of that Article
Does not Arive before the next Issuing Day, The Comissary
are to serve the Troops with half Allowance of Flour and make
up the Dififincy in Beef as nothing but Necessity occations this
alteration in the Rations, And it is Expected to Continue
but a few Days, The Comm'g officers Does not Intertain a
Doubt but it will be Chearfully acquiesed in by the Troops, a
mistake have prevented the Field Officers meeting today agree-
able to Yesterdays Orders They are Requested to meet at Gen'l
Woodfords Quarters at half past 9 Oclock.

The Honourable the Executed power of the State of Virg'a
having approved of the Recommendations of the following
Gentlemen to be Ensigns in Gen'l Woodfords Brigade —

The are hereb}^ Appointed as follows and are to be Obe3^ed
Accordingly Viz*

No. 1 Isaac Jefrys to the 5^^ Virg'a Reg*

2 Robert Cradox 11*^ Do

3 James Broadus 7*'^ Do

4 Wm Spencer 8**^ Do

Their Commissions will bear date from the 25*^ of last Sep-
tember and their Relative Rank to each other, having been
Determined by lot is to take place agreeable to the above ar-

It being Represented that it v/ould be more agreeable to the
parties as well as the officers of the Different Reg*^ that M'
Peaton Powel lately appointed Ensign in the 2^^ Reg* Shoidd
be Transfered to the 7**^ Reg* And that M'' James Broadus
Should be Appointed to the 2^ Reg* in his place

The Alteration is to take place accordingly.

R. 0. Nov 8*^ 79

As Baron Stuben is soon to Inspect the line The Command-
ing officer hopes & Expects that Comm'g officers of Comp'ys


will assidious in having the Clothing of their Several Com-
panies mended and put in the best Order our Situation will
admit of to afifect this all the Taylors are to be Exempted from
Other Duty.

The Gentlemen will allso be pertictdarly attentive to the
Arms & Accoutrements of their Respective Companies.
Jno Allison L* Colo


D. O. Havarstraugh Thursday Nov^ 9^^ 79
F. O. Major Stephenson
B. M. Croughan

The Commissarys are to Isue One days Rum to the whole
Division Except those on fatigue at Stoney point who Drew

For PoHce Cap* Hamilton

For the Day Adj* Merewether


inQd 1

Q'Qd 1

Fatigue 3

For 3 days fatigue 3

B. O. Havarstraugh Nov' 10*^ 79

F. O. Major Merewether

B. M. Mitchel

Several Roberry of a very alarming Nature have been Com-
mited in this neighbourhood by the Soldiers, accompanied by
the most abhored Abuse to the Inhabitants Which is Occa-
sioned by the men being permited to Stragle out of Camp in
the night. The Officers are desired to have their Rolls Called
at Different times of the night a Greeable to a former order and
to fall on the most Effectual Method the Can think of to
prevent this Abuse as well as to Detect those who are Con-
cerned in the late Robbery —

B. O. Nov' 10*'' 79


The Brigadier is Exceedingly Sorry to find from the Gen'l
Complaint of the Inhabitants in the Vicinity of Camp that the
order heretofore Isued to prevent the Soldiers from Stragling
in the night has proved unefectual Scarce a farmer in the Neigh-
bourhood who has not been Robed & Insulted The Brigadier
Calls on the officers in Gen'l as they value their own Reputa-
tion and that of the Corps to Exert themselves in puting a
stop to these licentious practises, and orders in the most positive
terms that the Rools be Called Every Evening after Tatoo
beating, and that every Soldier absent without leave be sent
to the provost immediately after his Return & Report to the
Brigadier — PatroUers are likewise to be sent out by the B.
majors after Tattoo to Examin the Environs of Camp & to
take up Every Soldier Absent from his Reg*

For police Cap* Williams

For the Day Adj* Cary

D. A. O. Novemb - 10

The fatigue partys imployed in making Fasheans &c are to
be discontinued

The Com'^ing officer is much obbliged to Cap* Hill for super-
intending these partys and Request the Cap* will fimiish him
with an a Exact Return of the number maid and a discripsion
of the different places wher they Lay.

D. O. Havrystraw Thursday Novemb 11*''

Field officer Colo Russell

B. M. Crawhom

As the fatigues are more inconsiderable Redussed the Brig-
gad in Spectors will fix upon proper Ground to have thir Brig-
gads out to Exersize Every Feare day at a 1 1 oclock when every
officer and Soldier not upon duty are to attend.

Each Briggad are to make out a Return of all the nesserrys
theay are deficant in from the Common serry of the milliterry
Stors to furnish their Conducttors with them a mediately that
they may be drawn as a large Supply Of thies Stores that are


now ctim up for the last that will a rive for this Campain no

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