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  • ID: I33103
  • Name: Hardy COUNCIL
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1678 in Isle of Wight Co, VA
  • Death: 7 MAR 1749/50 in Newport News, Isle of Wight, VA
  • Note:
    The following was copied from Ann (Jobe) Brown, World Connect db=ajobebrown, who apparently had copied the information from Earl Jobe:

    [Earl Jobe.FTW]

    1699 -(Published in open Court Will Book Vol 2, p 419. Isle of Wight Co, VA)
    -Will of FATHER - Hodges Councill

    . . . unto my son Hardy Councill & his heirs forever.. . .

    I give & bequeath unto my son Hardy Councill all the rest of my land, Plantation I now live on being 290 acres, unto my son Hardy Councill & his heirs of his body begotten forever & for want of such heirs unto son Hodges Councill & his heirs forever. All the rest of my personal estate I leave to be disposed of by deed of gift.

    My loving son Hardy Councill I do make & ordain to be my sole Executor of this my last will & testaments by me heretofore made.
    In witness thereof I the said Hodges Councill to this my last will & testament being contained in two sides of a sheet of paper set my seal & hand the 9th day of Aug. in the year of our Lord 1699.
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    1704 -Paid a Quit Rent on 900 acres of land in Isle of Wight Co., VA
    -Had also acquired a large acreage in NC which he gave to his sons

    1727 -April 21, appointed sheriff of Isle of Wight Co., VA
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    1730 -Isle of Wight Co.,, Virginia Deeds 1720-1736 and 1741-1749 by William Lindsay Hopkins
    -IOW Deed Book 4, 1729-1736, p 98 22 Mar 1730

    "Hardy Council, Gent., to Richard Wooten and wife, Lucy Wooten, and their son William Wooten as consideration of a law suit over trespass (Lucy Wooten is a sister of Hardy Council)...500 acres on Beaver Dam Swamp.
    Wit: Barnaby Kearney, Christopher Reynolds and John Pitt.
    Rec: 22 Mar 1730 Hardy Council"
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    1731 -Isle of Wight Co.,, Virginia Deeds 1720-1736 and 1741-1749 by William Lindsay Hopkins
    -IOW Deed Book 4, 1729-1736, page 109 26 Dec 1730

    "...Hardy Council, Sr., Yeoman of the lower parish to Hardy Johnson...200 acres in the lower parish adjoining the Long Branch and John Carr (being part of a patent for 2380 acres dated 14 Sept 1726).
    Wit: Richard (X) Johnson, Benjamin (X) Johnson and William (X) Steevens
    Rec; 26 Apr 1731 Susannah Council"
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    1734 -Hardy Council was Vestryman of the Old Brick Church of Isle of Wight Co., VA (built 1632) - often times called St. Lukes
    -located a few miles east of Smithfield
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    1741 -Hardy Council listed as having a registered brand

    *The original book of marks and brands is in the Archives in Raleigh NC. File No. 37.910.1 from 1732-1746 Edgecombe Co. Included the Granville, Bute, Franklin, Warren Counties.
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    1743 -Will of Robert Lawrence, Isle of Wight Co., VA (son-in-law)
    -
    -written November 1743, and was probated on 28 January 1744/45
    -Isle of Wight Co., VA, Wills and Accounts Vol. 4 (1733-1745), pp. 522-23abstracted by Matt HARRIS [brackets & surname capitalization per Matt Hattis][p] 52

    I leave the Care of my son Charles to his Grandfather Hardy COUNCILL till he Comes to the Age of Twenty One Years; and I do make my loving wife Ann LAWRENCE my Sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testam't

    **In the Presence of}these Witnesses }W:m LAWRENCE, John LAWRENCE,}Hardy COUNCILL,

    .-------}At a Court held for Isle of Wight Co., January 28:th 1744The last Will & Testament of Robert LAWRENCE Dece'd was Presented in Court by Ann LAWRENCE the Ex'trix therein named who made Oath thereto & being Prov'd by the Oaths of Hardy COUNCILL Gent:& John LAWRENCE two of the Witnesses thereto is admitted to Record-Teste Ja:s BAKER Cl.Cur
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    1748 -Will of Hardy Council written, Nov 1748 and entered into probate on March 7, 1750, is on file at Newport Parish, Virginia.
    -Will Book #5, page 319, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, Records

    In the Name of God Amen, the 28th of Nov. 1748. I, Hardy Councill, of Isle of Wight Co. & Parish of Newport in Virginia, having lived to the age of very near seventy one, being in health of body and of perfect mind and memory, I praise the Lord therefore and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, have thought fit to make this my last will and testament in the following manner and form.

    1st. I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body to the Grave to be decently buried in Christian Burial, at the discretion of my executors hereafter mentioned and for my worldly estate that it hath pleased God to bless me withall, I give and bequeath the same in the following manner and form:

    Item. First. I leave to my beloved wife Susannah the use and command of all my negros during her natural life, and the plantation whereon we now live for the same term.

    Item. I give to my four oldest daughters, Mary, Ann, Lucy, and Martha, each of them one shilling besides what I have already possessed them with all.

    Item. I give to my son Hardy Councill, that 100 acres whereon John Sherard Jun'r. now lives to him, his heirs and assigns forever. I also give to my son Hardy my negro woman Cate after his mothers decease.

    I give and bequeath to my son Charles Councill the plantation whereon he now lives with two hundred acres, beginning at a corner tree that parted the land of William Brasswell and myself and to his heirs and assigns forever. I also give to my son Charles my negro man called Bowman after his mothers decease.

    I give to my son Michael Councill all the land I now hold in Carolina and the plantation he now lives on to him and his heirs and assigns forever. I also give to my son Michael my negro man called Dick after his mothers decease.

    I give to my daughter Susannah Councill 300 acres, on the heads of the branches of Kingsale and of Beaver Dams, according to the bound thereof to her and heirs and assigns forever. I also give her one feather bed, and the furniture that belongs to it.

    I give to my daughter Christian Councill all the land I hold on the West side of the Beaver Dam Swamp except 10 acres, to her and her heirs and assigns forever. Also I give her one feather bed and furniture belonging to it and all the cattle that is now called hers, and their future increase. I also give her my great Book, wherein her age is set; the land I give her is by estimation 200 acres.

    I give to my son Joshua Councill the plantation whereon I now live with all the land belonging to it being 350 acres to him and his assigns forever, after his mothers decease. I also give him one feather bed and the furniture belonging to it; also my will is that my son Joshua shall have liberty to work anywhere on the land not hurting his mother's tended ground, not any of her immediate convenience. The bed & furniture I have already possessed him withall. All the rest of my personal estate within doors and without I leave it to my loving wife to her and her disposing. My will is further that my son Joshua after his mothers decease shall have my negro man Peter, and I also give him 10 acres at the corner of my land next Keels--Foley.

    And I do make and ordain my loving wife Susannah Councill and my son Charles Councill to be my executrix and executor of this my last will and testament, bearing date this 22d day of Feb. Anno Domi 1749.

    Signed, seal in the presence of these witnesses: Jacob Dickinson, Hardy Lawrence, Robt. R. Johnson

    (Signed) Hardy Councill (S.S.)

    Then rec'd. of my father Hardy Councill the feather bed & furniture that he bequeathed me in his last will and testament within mentioned and now received the sd. bed in my father's lifetime. Given under my hand this 24th day of Nov. 1750.

    Witnessed, Robert Whitfield

    (Signed) Joshua Councill

    At a Court held for Isle of Wight Co. March 7th, 1750, the last will and testament of Hardy Councill, Gent. deceased, was presented by Susannah Councill and Charles Councill the Executors therein named, who made oath thereto and being proved by the oath of Hardy Lawrence, and the affirmation of Robert Johnson, two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

    Test Jas. Baker, Cl. Cur.

    A copy, Teste (signed) R. A. Edwards, Clerk
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    1754 -Susannah Council, the widow of Hardy Council, left a will, dated April 19, 1754 and into probate on October 6, 1757, naming the children in the will of Hardy Council, and also a granddaughter, Selah Council, and a granddaughter, Sarah Lawrence; also a grandson, Willis Council.

    Executors: Sons, Charles and Joshua Council.

    *For complete will - see her notes:




    Father: Hodges COUNCIL b: ABT 1640 in Devonshire, England
    Mother: Lucy HARDY b: ABT 1656 in Isle of Wight Co, VA

    Marriage 1 Susannah FULGHAM b: 1684 in Isle of Wight Co, VA
    • Married: 1705
    Children
    1. Has No Children Ann COUNCIL b: ABT 1706 in Isle of Wight Co, VA
    2. Has No Children Joshua COUNCIL b: ABT 1708 in Isle of Wight Co, VA
    3. Has No Children Hardy COUNCIL b: ABT 1710 in Isle of Wight Co, VA
    4. Has No Children Mary COUNCIL b: ABT 1712 in Carrville, Isle of Wight Co, VA
    5. Has No Children Martha COUNCIL b: ABT 1714 in Isle of Wight Co, VA
    6. Has No Children Lucy COUNCIL b: ABT 1716 in Isle of Wight Co, VA
    7. Has No Children Michael COUNCIL b: ABT 1718 in Isle of Wight Co, VA
    8. Has No Children Christian COUNCIL b: ABT 1722 in Isle of Wight Co, VA
    9. Has Children Charles COUNCIL b: 15 AUG 1727 in Tarboro, Edgecombe, NC
    10. Has No Children Susannah COUNCIL b: ABT 1729 in Isle of Wight Co, VA
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