Notes for Adam Boutwell: Adam Boutwell's Will jdboutwelladded this on 19 Jul 2009
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Descendants of Henry Avera, Sr
A "William Avera" witnesses the will of Adam BOUTWELL whose father owned land next to Thomas & Rebecca AVERA in Eliz City Co VA. Thomas and Rebecca's two sons went to NC in 1709 and purchased property in Beaufort County, NC at that time. Boutwell, Adam--leg. son John; son SAMUEL; son Edward; son Roe; daughter Ann; wife Katherine; daughter Elizabeth; provision for an unborn child. Ex wife Katherine and freind James Cunningham. Dated 11/14/1754, recorded 7-2-1755. Wit: Nathaniel Cunningham, William Avera, Ann Cunningham. Original will. Ordered that James Cunningham be summoned to take upon himself the executorship of the will of Adam Boutwell. Oct. 7, 1755. Order book 1755-60, pg. 26
ECC 1754 Wm Avera is witness to the will of Adam Boutwell. 1709 Adam's son was Samuel Boutwell who deeded/witnessed land along with Alexander & Thomas Avera in Beaufort NC. 1719 Adam's father was William Boutwell Sr. who owned land next to Thomas Avera's widow, Rebecca in 1719. 1719 Adam's brother was named William Boutwell Jr. & inherited dad's land.
E mail 2 --11/09/04 Looking at the list, I want to think it was Charle's son who witnessed the will for Adam Boutwell. Time is right and it connects Charles to THomas & REbecca. Also, Charles "Jr" got his dad's land. So William got nothing. His brother Henry must have had his own earnings. (Made a mistake on the other email I sent you and confused this Henry with Lens, sorry) I think that is why he left and went out on his own after his dad died. Yes, I think he is the one who married Rachel Aventon (notice how close that name is to Abbington). He seemed close to the Henry in JC and I think he was Thomas Sr's cousin.
Re: John Boutwell, Caroline Co., VA Posted by: Donald Erlenkotter Date: August 07, 1999 at 22:14:21 In Reply to: John Boutwell, Caroline Co., VA by Jane Wade of 1804
The reference mentioned by Bert Boutwell is essential reading here: Campbell, T. E., "Colonial Caroline: A History of Caroline County, Virginia," Dietz Press, Richmond, VA, 1954. When I read this a few years ago, I extracted three typewritten pages of references to BOUTWELLs. The book indexes probate records, giving names of executors and administrators, and cites many records. Here's some of the information, where years are for probate records and may be taken as approximate death years. John BOUTWELL [Sr]., of the estate in the chancery suit mentioned, died in 1774, executor William BOUTWELL as indicated.
John BOUTWELL [Jr.], died in 1781, exec. or adm. Abraham WILSON.
Birkenhead BOUTWELL, died in 1777, exec. or adm. Adam BOUTWELL.
Samuel BOUTWELL, died in 1779, exec. or adm. Adam BOUTWELL. (A Samuel BOUTWELL served in the American Revolution from Caroline County.)
Adam BOUTWELL, died in 1781, exec. or adm. Abraham WILSON.
This family really hit a spell of misfortune during this short period! If you want to read about tobacco inspectors and squabbles about taxes and enforcement of laws, you'll find this book quite interesting.
Re: SAMUEL BOUTWELL from Elizabeth City Co. to Bath, NC Posted by: Joy Boutwell McNally (ID *****8218) Date: May 25, 2009 at 18:37:06 In Reply to: SAMUEL BOUTWELL from Elizabeth City Co. to Bath, NC by Marcella Aldridge of 1804 Marcella, There is no know proof, as of date, that proves for a fact who the father was of Samuel, John, and William Boutwell that migrated to NC in 1701 with George and Thomas Birkenhead. However, there is an Adam Boutwell in Va. that died circa 1694. It is thought that this may have been their father. Samuel stayed in NC and settled in Bath, whereas, John and William went back to Va., if that's where that came from in the first place. The will of Adam Boutwell only mentions his wife Mary Boutwell, and that is vague at that. There are MANY Boutwell researchers that are at the same brick wall. I am writing a book that has, that I know of, all of the documents that pertain to Samuel, and I find nothing that leads me anywhere. Best of luck. Joy
now have the Boutwell clan traced relatively accurately back to 1625. The source of this family tree is Adam Boutwell. I find it interesting that the first ancestor was named Adam--kinda Biblical. The European roots are from Wales, where Adam was born. He is known as Captain Adam Boutwell. We suppose that he was the captain of a merchant ship.
From this seed has come a multitude of associated family members. Last count is that the number is somewhere around two-thousand relatives. High points in the lineage is documented by a number of particularly interesting individuals. Most of them are connected with historical events.
Stephen Boutwell, Adam's great-great grandson, was born around 1752. This ancestor fought in the Revolutionary War. After the war, he moved this line of the Boutwell family to pioneer Illinois. The family was quite prolific in that place and eventually migrated into other areas.
More About Adam Boutwell: Date born 2: 1660, Virginia, United States.208 Died 2: 14 Nov 1754, Virginia, United States.208
Children of Adam Boutwell and Katherine Judith Winborn are: