Name: Ann Parker
Birth: BET 1663 AND 1668 in probably Virginia
Death: BEF 6 JUN 1720 in Henrico County, Virginia
The wife of Robert Easley, the immigrant, was Ann (or Anne) Parker, daughter of William Parker and possibly of William Parker's widow Katherine , though it seems more likely that she may have been a daughter by a prior wife. Her identity is established by the following documents.
Warner, Pauline Pearce. Henrico County Virginia Orphans' Court Book 1677-1739. Tappahannock, Va., Privately printed, 1963.
p. 6. Oct. 1, 1677. . . . ker one Mare and one philly in all 2. William Parker . . . in all 2. The whole stock between Parkers orphs. is 4. . . . ing that there is a mare given by her to her children the sd. orphs. . . . Parker decd. and thereupon desiring liberty to dispose of the same, it is ordered . . . for the use of the sd. orphs. dispose of the same for cattle to the value of the mare.
p. 14. Oct. 11, 1678. An accott: of the Stock belonging to the orphts: of Morgan Peirce (decd) & Wm: Parker (decd) presented by John Millner (vizt) Wm: Peirce . . . .
p. 15. Anne Parker & Mary Parker have 1 mare, Wm. Parker hath 1 mare, the whole stocke between the Parkers orphs. is 2 mares.
Foley, Early Virginia Families, gives some references to a John Milner who is apparently identical with Ann Parker's stepfather. On pp. 20 and 22, Francis Radford is twice granted land for the importation, once in 1669 of Jno. Milner and once in 1673 of John Milner. These two entries would seem to refer to the same person. On p. 25, Benja. Hatcher & John Milner are granted a patent, Patent Book 6, 350 A., 2 R., & 14 P., Henrico Co., N. side James River, in the fork of Cornelius Run, 30 May 1679, p. 687. Neare the maine branch, along Beauchamp's path, &c. Trans. of 7 pers: . . . . On p. 28, the same land, deserted, was granted May 30, 1679, to Mr. James Blaire, Clerk.
Weisiger, Colonial Wills of Henrico Co., Va. Vol. I, p. 5, "Henrico County, Virginia, Wills & Administrations Part I: 1677-1692 Will & Deed Book," p. 105. Inventory of Mr. John Cumber taken 31 July 1679 by Robert Bullenton, John Millner. Recorded 1 Oct. 1679.
Henrico Co., Va. Records, Deeds & Wills 1677-1692, Part 1, p. 251. Orphans Court, Aug. 20, 1683. Deed dated Aug. 1, 1683. Deed from John Milner "for the good love & affection I bear unto my wifes daughter Mary Parker as well as for other good considerations," gift of an Indian girl, Sue, now in possession of Me. Empowers Hen. Randolph to acknowledge it in his name. Wit.: Pet. Field, Edw. Hatcher. Signed: John Milner.
Henrico Co., Va. Records, Deeds & Wills 1677-1692, Part 1, p. 249. Aug. Court 1683. Deposition of John Millner, aged about 43 or 44 years of age.
Henrico Co., Va. Records, Deeds & Wills 1677-1692, Part 2, p. 286. Inventory of the goods and chattels of John Milner dec. as taken Aug. 13, 1684. Wm. Randolph, Abell Gower, Fran. Epes. Sworn by Mrs. Kath Milner.
Henrico Co., Va. Records, Deeds & Wills 1677-1692, Part 2, p. 186. Oct. 1, 1684. Inventory of Estate of John Milner. These particulars following belonging to ye orphs of Will Parker decd. being included in ye Above Inventory & Apprism. of their Guard John Milner's Estate were upon ye peticon of Mrs. Kath. Milner ye Admx & proof thereof by her made Orderd to be sett apart for ye use of ye sd. Orphs & ye sd Admx shall not be charge wth them as part of ye estate of ye sd deced. Viz: One feather bed & furniture belonging to Mary Parker, one feather bed & furniture & Gun belonging to Will Parker & two new pewter dishes, one Iron pot & one new pewter tankard belonging to one of ye sd. Parker's orphs. now wife to Robert Easly.
Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 188. October Court 1712. In the action of Debt depending between Wm. Byrd Esqr. plainf. and Anne Easly Exerx. of the Last Will and testament of Robert Easly deced. deft. the deft puts in her Plea to Consider whereof the plt. has time given him till the Next Court.
Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 192. November Court 1712. The action of Case brought by Jno. Bolling gent. against Anne Easly is referd till the next Court the plaintif being a burgess on the assembly.
Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 196. November Court 1712. In the action of Debt brought by William Byrd Esq. against Anne Easly Exerx. of the Last Will and testament of Robert Easly Deced. for the sum of forty Nine pounds three shillings and four pence due by bond dated 21st day of January Anni dom 1705. The deft at the Last Court having pleaded the Act of Limitation She doth now withdraw that plea, and Exhibits an account Dr. and Cr. of the said deceds. Estate by wch it Appears that there is in the defts hands unadministered the sum of fifteen pounds Eight shillings and a Penny, wch. she is ordered to pay the plt. out of the said deceds. Estate. Als. Exo.
Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 196. November Court 1712. The account Dr and Cr. of Robert Easlys Estate being Examined and regulated by the Court, is admitted to record.
Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 204. Feb. Court 1712/13. In the action of Case depending between John Bolling gent. plt. and Anne Easly Executrix of the last will & testament of Robert Easly decd. deft. for twelve hundred and twenty nine pounds of tobo. due by account the plt. makes oath to the truth & justness of his said account, then it appearing to the court that the deft. hath fully administered the said decds Estate, except one thousand pounds of tobo. it is thereupon Ordered that the deft. Exerx, as aforesd. do pay the plt. out of the sd. deceds. Estate in her hands the sd. sum of one thousand pounds of tobo. Als. Exo.
Weisiger, Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia, Vol. I, p. 88. Henrico County Wills & Deeds 1710-1714, p. 138.
Nuncupative will of Mary Ligon, 1 Feb. 1711/12. My brother Thomas Bridgewater to have care of my eldest daughter Elizabeth. William Kent to have care of my son Peter Ligon, and also of my son Simon Ligon. Ann Cardwell to have care of my daughter Ann Ligon. Ann Easly to have care of my daughter Mary. Martha Hudson to have charge of my daughter Martha. Wit: James Cox, Edward Heathcott, and Martha Hudson. Recorded 7 July 1712.
Anne (Parker) Easley died in Henrico Co., Va., between April and June of 1720. See the following court records:
Henrico Co., Va. Court Minute Book 1719-1724, p. 29. June Court 1720. The last Will and Testament of Ann Easly deced. is presented in Court by William Easly her Executor who made Oath thereto and the same being proved by the oaths of Thomas Cardwell and Susanna Howlett two of the Witnesses thereto, is admitted to record and on the motion of the said Executor Certificate for obtaining a Probat thereof in due form is granted him, Charles Ballow and Alexander Kilpatrick entring themselves Securitys for the same.
Henrico Co., Va. Miscl. Records, v. 2, 1718-1726, p. 483. In the name of God Amen. In the year of our Lord God, 1702 [sic--i.e. 1720], I, Ann Easley in the County of Henrico being vary sick in body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God. Therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all flesh once to died, i do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all I given and recommend my soul unto the hand of God who gave it and for my body commend it to the earth.
(Item) I give and bequeath to my son Robert Easley one feather bed and 1 rug and 1 pair of blankets and one parcell of sheets and two iron pots one large and one small one, and 1 pair of pothooks, to 4 pewter dishes, 2 new, and 6 plates 3 new and one putore, and 3 cows and calfs and 4 young sows and the young mare that is called his and bridle and sadall and the cloth that is to make his clothes, and one chest and the remainder part of my crop after my part of all rent is paid and the charge of the funeral is paid, and my son Warham to have my servant girl and the money to buy from my son Robert the same being 4 pounds in a store and fodermore it is my will that my son Robert should be bound to John White to larn his traid and to larn him to rite and rede.
(Item) I give and bequeath to my son Warham Easly 1 iron Tpot;
(Item) I give and bequeath to my son John Easly 5 shillings current;
(Item) I give to my 2 daftors my wearing clothes to be equally divided.
(Itum) I give to my son William Easley all the remainder of my estate and son William to be my full and holey Executor of my Estate.
For witness my hand and seal this 12 day of April.
Ann "X" Easley (seal)
Ann "X" Hickley
At a court held for Henrico County the 6th day of June 1720, this will was proved by the oaths of Thomas Cardwell and Susanna Howlett two of the witnesses thereto, and was thereupon admitted to record.
Test Stoury Wood, Deputy Clerk of Court
Excursus: The witnesses of Ann (Parker) Easley's will:
NOTE: Weisiger, Colonial Wills of Henrico Co., Virginia, Vol. I, p. 165, transcribes the names of the witnesses as Thomas Cardwell, Ann Higley, S. (Susanna) Howlett. Another published version of the will read "Howlett" as "Snowlott" (Manning, Our Kin).
Weisiger, Henrico County, Virginia Deeds 1677-1705, p. 99. (p.701) Henry Prewett of Henrico Co. for consideration in hand, to Mary Jones, land on north side James River, 220 acres; being part of patent to me in 1686 on which I now live, next to Thomas Field's creek and land where John Higledy lives (and where Edward Jones dwelt). 1 April 1697. Wit: Giles Webb, John Wilson Signed: Henry Prewett 1 April 1697
NOTE: Weisiger, Colonial Wills of Henrico Co., Va., Vol. I, p. 64: shows will of William Catlin of Varina parish, Henrico Co., dated 17 Dec. 1703, recorded 1 June 1704. To beloved wife Susanna Catlin; her daughter Susanna England; son William Catlin, dau. Jane Catlin.
p. 65. 2 April 1705. Accounts of William Catlin's estate presented in court by Thomas Howlet and Susanna his wife, relict of aforesaid William Catlin.
p. 108. Will of Susanna Howlett of Henrico Parish, dated 12 Dec. 1724. Recorded 7 March 1725. Dau. Jane White, dau. of William Catlin; granddau. Jane White; dau. Elizabeth Howlett; son Crawley Howlett; son Thomas Howlett; son John Howlett. Wit: Edward Booker, Henry Anderson, Henry Trent.
NOTE: Warner, Henrico Orphans Court.
p. 91. 21 August 1704. "It is ordered that the Clerk take bond with good Secty of Thomas Howlett next Court for the Probatt of William Collins [sic] will he the sd Howlett Marrying the Ext. of the said Decd.
p. 95. 20 August 1705. "It is Ordered that the Clerk of this Court Doe take bond of Mr. Thomas Howlett with Sc.ty for what Estate he hath in his hands or custody belonging to the orphs. of William Catlin decd.
p. 98. 20 August 1707. It is ordered that Thomas Howlett do give bond with Security for what Estate he hath in his hands belonging to the Orphs. of William Catlin Deceased.
p. 100. 15 September 1708. "It is Ordered that Thomas Howlet do give Security for what Estate he hath in his hands or possession belonging to the orph. of William Catling late of this County Deceased.
Father: William Parker b: BEF 1640
Mother: b: BEF 1655
Robert Easley b: ABT 1655 in probably England
BEF 1 OCT 1684
in Probably Henrico County, Virginia
- John Easley b: BET 1680 AND 1688 in Henrico County, Virginia
- Warham Easley b: BET 1685 AND 1687 in probably Henrico County, Virginia
- Margaret Easley b: BET 1686 AND 1692 in probably Henrico County, Virginia
- Elizabeth Easley b: BET 1690 AND 1695 in probably Henrico County, Virginia
- William Easley b: BET 1690 AND 1695 in probably Henrico County, Virginia
- Robert Easley b: BET 1702 AND 1706 in probably Henrico County, Virginia