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Re: Nathaniel West

Posted: 2 Jul 2013 5:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Nathaniel Spence West was the son of Edward and Martha LNU West. He is mentioned numerous times in the records of Accomack Co. Here is proof of his wife's name.

Accomack Co., VA, Court Orders VOL 16
7 Feb 1732/33
Martha West, widow of Edward West, swore that her husband died without making a will and was granted administration of the estate. (p.66)

John Scarburgh, Edmund Baily, John Melson and Jonathan Buntine, or any three of them, were ordered to inventory and appraise the estate of Edward West, deceased. (p.66)
Accomack Co. Land Deeds 1750 - 1754 - Folio 256-539
Folio 335: Grantor: Nathaniel Spence West
son and heir at law of Edward West, tailor, deceased
Grantee: George Holden, gentleman

For and in consideration of the sum of 4 Pounds 9 shillings 4 pence. West conveys and makes over to Holden all that lot or parcel of ground lying in Accomack Town formerly sold to the said Edward West by Henry Scarburgh, gentleman deceased and is that lot which was re---ed to Charles Scarburgh, gentleman deceased and whereon Christopher Calvert, then dwelt when the said Charles conveyed the 50 acres of land laid out for the town to John West and William Custis, trustees and feofees for the county as the deeds and conveyances will make more fully appear
Signed: Nathaniel Spence West
Witnesses: Littleton Dennis
Custis Kendall
Littleton Dennis
Here is proof of the relationship of Edward West and his wife Martha West, her marriage to James Fox, her children by Edward West (John West, Nathaniel Spence West, & Agnes and her husband John Roughton):

Tyrrell Co., NC Minutes Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 1755 thru 1761 Book 2 transcribed by Betty Fagan Burr:
pb. 14, item 32 (March 1756)
The Petition of John West, John Routon, Natha. Spence West and Agorss West wife John Routon read after consideration was ordered that as? Jams. Fox who inter married with Martha West Executrix of Edwd. West on his Husband Estate the said Edward West be arm Bound do forthwith give Security to the sd. John West, Nathinul West, John Routon and Agnus his wife and Indeminfie them from all Losses and Damage which theay may Sustain on account of that in Default thereof the said Excuters of James Fox do Deliver to the Said parties all and Singluer the goods & Chatles of the Edward West Deceased where pressed of now in the Hands of Thomas Fox Excutor of the said James Fox to the said Petitioners or give Security in the Sume of L100 Proclamation that a Sumons issue to sumon the Proper Parties to __?

Same book, pg. 26, item 55 (148) (Sept 1756)
Ordred that the Petition of John West, Nathaniel Spencer West & John Routon be Continued till Next Court & that they Bring into this Court a True Coppy of the Last Will and Testement of Edward West lat of acamack County of the Colleny of Virginia Properly attested under the Collony Seal and and a True Coppy of the Inventory & adminstration of his Estate.
Any relationship to other West's in Tyrrell Co NC, Currituck Co NC and Accomack Co., VA is pure speculation as far as any documents I have ever found.

Martha and her children did not go to Tyrrell Co., NC until after Edward's death in 1733.
I have never found any proof to link Edward to the De La Warr West family but the similarity in Christian names certainly would lead one to believe they are related.

Edward, father of Nathaniel Spence West, was a less than sterling character. He seems to had a few scrapes with the authorities.


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