Name: * Morris VEALE
Given Name: * Morris
Death: from 3 Oct 1695 to 29 Jul 1696 in Westmoreland Co., VA
Additional information on the Veale family.
Change Date: 24 Feb 2008 at 00:00:00
The first record found of Morris Veale is in Westmoreland County, Virginia when on 18 November 1669 Morgan Jones sold land to John Foxhall, in exchange for tobacco due him, and also for Foxhall to pay certain executions against Jones. One was an execution by Darbey Fowler and Morris Veale.1
John Quigley on 25 October 1672 sold to Morris Veale 200 acres that had originally been patented by Richard Griffin.2
Morris Veale's wife was named Dorothy. On 3 February 1672/3 Jonathan Towers age 29 or thereabouts, said "Dorothy Veale called Mrs. Elenor Quigly Irish whore and Irish bitch and Irish witch and Irish hagg and Irish baud and if I had you heere I would stampe you under my feete."3
Morris Veale appeared several times in court records. On 26 January 1680/1 he obtained a judgment against Gartt. Lincolne &c for 20 gallons mollasis according to priority in law.4
On 27 February 1677/8, the case of Fisher vs. Morris Veale was referred to jury. They found "that Morris Veale for his assault to Martin Fisher and contempt of his Majesty's peace before the constable at the execution of the warrant shall pay to Martin Fisher 800 pounds of tobacco. Judgment is granted on the verdict. Ordered that he give security for his good behaviour. Mr. Jno: Foxhall and Tho: Moore security."5
On 29 November 1682 "John Hales servant to Morris Veale complains that beinge hired to Veale surreptitiously for fower years and beinge extreamly ill used, humbly desires to be put in the care of some other persons till his master appeare at the next Court, and it appearing to this Court that the servant is abused, the Court order Hales to abide with Danll. Ocany till the next Court."6
On 25 August 1686 Ellis Hues had a case against Capt. Jno. Lord, but it was referred to the next court. On Morris Veale vs. Ellis Hues "Order is granted to the plaintiff for 160 pounds of tobacco for his attendance as a witnesse in a cause depending betwixt Ellis Hues and Capt. Jno. Lord."7 At the next court on 29 September 1686 it was shown that Morris Veale obtained an order against Ellis Hues for 160 pounds of tobacco for two Courts' attendance as a witness in causes between Hues and Capt. John Lord, and "the causes being refered to this Court and Morrice Veale makeing default, the attorney of Hues, Arthur Spicer, moves that for his neglect in being heire this day as a witnes the former order may be revoked and Veale allowed nothing. This Court order that Hues be free from any payments to Veale in these causes."8
On 27 July 1687 Marke Rymer petitioned that Mary Bowden died intestate, and he desired the administration of her estate. The Court granted it as he appeared to be the greatest creditor, and she died in his house under his care, provided he give good security. Morrice Veale and Marke Rymer assumed under 10,000 pounds of tobacco for the true administration of the estate of Mary Bowden. The Court ordered Daniel Sulivant and Morris Veale to make a just inventory of the estate and appraisement.9
On 31 August 1687 Tho: Monjoy as attorney for Ja: Craven vs. Morris Veale, "The defendant being arrested to this Court and not appearing, the Court grant an order against the Sherriffe and grant the Sherriffe an attachment against the estate of Morris Veale."10
On 25 June 1691 "Morrice Veale was arrested to answer Wm. Hyatt, Plaintiff by Arthur Spicer his attorney declared for that whereas Hyatt hath from his youth up untill this present tyme honestly and soberly behaved himself towards all his neighbours and lived in good credit and repute and free from the least imputation or scandall of falsehood, nevertheless Morrice Veale at the dwelling of Caleb Butler in this county on 1 October last malitiously envying the good name of Hyatt and endeavouring to take away the plaintiff's reputation did utter the false, scandalous and opprobrious words following, that Wm. Hyatt did take a false oath and swore him (meaning the said Veale) out of some tobacco and if it had not been for the press of people that were at the barr hee would have saved him that oath for he would have given him (meaning the plaintiff) rather than hee should have forsworn himselfe for it had troubled him ever since, and not only in October last but in diverse other places at diverse other tymes for nigh the space of nine years last past hath continued to asperse the plaintiff in those and such like words in most companyes where he has had any communication, bu reason of which the plaintiff is dampnified in his reputation and damage hath suffered to the value of 10,000 pounds of tobacco." A jury found for the plaintiff 100 pounds of tobacco.11
Morris Veale wrote his will on 3 October 1695 and it was probated 29 July 1696. 12
In the name of God amen I Morris Veale of the County of Westmoreland and Washington Parish being very Sick and weak of body but of Perfect mind & memory make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following Revoking all other Will and Testaments by me formerlly made.
Imprimis I give and bequeath my immortal Soul in unto the hands of my make & Redeemer from whence I receive the same, and my body I commit to my mother Earth of which it was formed and made to be decently intered at the discretion of my Exrs or Extx hereafter named and as to my worldly Goods I give and bequeath in manner and form as followeth & Secondly I give and bequeath my Land and plantation I now live upon t be equally divided between my three Sons, Morris, John and William to be possessed by them when they shall arrive at the respective age of 21 unless my Wife shall happen to marry, then it is my will my said Sons shall be of Age at 16 years --, otherwise, if she continues as Widow to live work and remain with her untill they arrive at the full age of 21. and in case of mortality of any of these Sons aforesaid the Survivor or Survivors to Possess any enjoy what is here given.
3rd. Item It is my Will that my daughter Amey have and Possess those two cows which are now calves hers with there increase and also one gray horse to be delivered at the day of her marriage, both and what household goods my Executors shall give her at her marriage I commit the same to her motherly Paudenee.
4th I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elenor two cows and one mare with their future Increase to be delivered her also at the day of her marriage, and for household Goods I leave it to the discression of my loving Wife & Extx.
5th It is my Will my Daughter Mary have and enjoy these four head of Cattle which now goeth by the name of hers, they with all their future Increase to be delivered he at the day of her marriage and as to the remaining part of my Personal estate, I wholy committ it to the donation and discression of my loving Wife & Extx.
6ht It is my Will my loving Wife Dorothy be who whole and sole Extx of this my last Will and Testament.
7th It is my will and desire that my loving friends & neighbors Darby Sullivant, Richard Hancock and Tobias Butler be Trustees & overseers of this my last Will & Testament, to see it performed for the good and benefit of my Children, and for the greater ease of Sd wife & Exts.
8th It is my Will my Son Morris & son John have each of them a gun which are now in my house & possession.
In Confirmation whereof of the before recited premises, and of every article therein contained I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the 3rd day of October ano Dom. 1695.
Witnesses present at the signing ---- hereof are
James Taylor Richard Bennett Morris Veale
At a Court held for the said County the 29th day of July 1696 The last will and Testament of Morris Veale decsd was this day proved in Court by the depositions of James Taylor and Richard Hancock, and a ---- thereof granted to Dorothy his Wife Extx therein named she returning an Inventory of the said Morris Veale Estate to the next Court upon Oath, and the said Will ordered to be Recorded.
On 29 August 1706 it was commanded that Burdett Ashton, Gent., late Sheriff, that he should have the body of Thomas Newton at this Court to answer Dorothy Veale in a plea of debt.13
On 26 May 1708, "John Williams, servant to Dorothy Veale, being presented before this Court to give judgement when hee would bee tythable, the Court adjudge him twelve yeares of age." At the same time "William Pew, servant to Dorothy Veale, being presented before this Court to adjudge his age in order shee might know when he would be tythable, the Court do adjudge him to be sixteen yeares of age."14
On 27 Apr. 1715 it was ordered the "Sheriff doe summon Dorothy Veale to answer the petition of John Williams preferr'd against her for corn and cloaths."15 On 25 May 1715 "John Williams preferr'd his petition against Dorothy Veale for corn and cloaths to which she produced a discharge from John for the same, which being adjudg'd to have been obtained contrary to law, it is ordered that Dorothy doe pay him tenn bushells of Indian corn, thirty shillings in money or the value thereof in goods and one well fixed musquett or fuzee with costs."16
Dorothy accompanied her children William and Eleanor to St. Mary's County, Maryland. She was living on 21 February 1734 [1734/5] when she and her daughter Eleanor "Asten" signed as next of kin to the inventory of Jacob Vandevear.17 Jacob was the husband of Dorothy's son John Veale's daughter Susanna. Dorothy was deceased by 17 March 1738/9 when the will of her daughter "Elenor Aston" in St. Mary's County bequeathed the "bed and bolster which formerly belonged to my mother."18
1. John Frederick Dorman, abstractor and compiler, Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds, Patents, Etc. 1665-1677, Part 2, (Washington, D.C.: by author, 1973) p. 10 (page 104a of original record).
2. Dorman, Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds, Patents, Etc. 1665-1677, Part 2, (Washington, D.C.: by author, 1973) p. 42, (p. 138a-139 of original record).
3. Dorman, Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds, Patents, Etc. 1665-1677, Part 2, (Washington, D.C.: by author, 1973) p. 49, (p. 146a of original record).
4. John Frederick Dorman, abstractor and compiler, Westmoreland County Virginia Order Book 1675/6-1688/9 Part Two 1679-1682, (Washington, D. C.: by author, 1983) p. 42, (p. 198 of original record).
5. Dorman, Westmoreland County Virginia Order Book 1675/6-1688/9 Part Two 1679-1682, (Washington, D. C.: by author, 1983) p. 57 (p. 111 of original record).
6. John Frederick Dorman, abstractor and compiler, Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book 1675/6-1688/9 Part Three 1682-1684, (Washington, D. C.: by author, 1985) p. 9.
7. John Frederick Dorman, abstractor and compiler, Westmoreland County Virginia Order Book 1675/6-1688/9 Part Five 1685/6-1687, (Washington, D. C.: by author, 1988) p. 22, (p 519 of original record).
8. Dorman, Westmoreland County Virginia Order Book 1675/6-1688/9 Part Five 1685/6-1687, p. 25 (p. 523 of original record).
9. Dorman, Westmoreland County Virginia Order Book 1675/6-1688/9 Part Five 1685/6-1687, p. 75 (p. 593 of original record).
10. Dorman, Westmoreland County Virginia Order Book 1675/6-1688/9 Part Five 1685/6-1687, p. 79 (p. 597 of original record).
11. John Frederick Dorman, abstractor and compiler, Westmoreland County Virginia Order Book 1690-1698, Part One 1690/1-1692, (Washington, D. C.: by author, 1962) pp. 43-44 (p. 29 of original record).
12. Westmoreland County, Virginia Deed & Wills No. 2 1691-1699, p. 62a, FHL microfilm 0,034,268.
13. John Frederick Dorman, abstractor and compiler, Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book 1705-1721 Part One 1705-1707, (Washington, D.C.: by author, 1990) p. 57 (p. 37 of original record).
14. John Frederick Dorman, abstractor and compiler, Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book 1705-1721 Part Two 1707-1709, (Washington, D. C.: by author 1991) p. 39 (p. 87a of original record).
15. John Frederick Dorman, abstractor and compiler, Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book 1705-1721 Part Five 1713-1715, (Washington, D. C., by author 1992) pp. 70-71 (260a of original record).
16. Dorman, Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book 1705-1721 Part Five 1713-1715, p. 86 (p. 268a of original record).
17. Jacob Vandeaver inventory, MD inventories 20:295, FHL microfilm 0,012,868.
18. Elenor Aston will, MD wills 24:385-387, FHL microfilm 0,012,850.
* Dorothy -?-
- Amy VEALE
- * Eleanor VEALE b: say 1678
- Morris VEALE
- John VEALE
- William VEALE
- Mary VEALE