Amy, the widow  - Compiled by Gail M. Walczyk

Amey

Although her maiden name is unknown, Amey, can count many descendants on the Delmarva Peninsula and all over the Country today. Four of her grandsons Edward, Mathew, Thomas and Anderson Parker by her daughter Amy Anderson and her husband John Parker went to Delaware and can be found in the records there. Her grandson, William died in Somerset County. Her daughter Comfort first married Ambrose White, the son of Ambrose White from Delaware.

Amy was married at three least times. She was born circa 1618. She married Garrett Anderson circa 1636. Garret Anderson's children by Amey were not mentioned in his will. Garrett Anderson wrote his will on 26 August 1647. It was proved 20 July 1648 (Marshall: 22). An abstract of his will reads:

ANDERSON, GARRET, 26 August 1647 - 20 July 1648 To my eldest son Peter Anderson when 21, 200 acres out of the 400 acres dividend I am now seated upon, he to have his choice of which 200 acres he wants. And his mother in law during her widowhood to have the now dwelling house and land, and to act as his overseer as he comes to age. In case his mother-in-law should marry, then he to learn a trade. To my son Peter one fowling piece without a muscle, 3 pounds of powder and 12 pounds, of shot, and a Bible. To my son-in-law Richard Prickett when 21 one heifer, and 100 acres where my wife shall find it convenient, she build him a 25 foot long house. My beloved wife Amey Anderson extrx. and resid. legatee. Witt: Leinng Denwood.

NOTES:

1. Reading the term "in-law" can be confusing. In the 1600s and 1700s it was interchangeable with the term step as we know it today. What he was saying was that there was no blood relation between his "now" wife Amy Anderson and his son Peter Anderson. In regards to Richard Pritchett, he was saying that ther was no blood relation between he, Garrett Anderson and his "step" son Richard Pritchett.

2. Garrett Anderson was married before he married Amey. In the above will he names only his eldest son Peter Anderson..

3. He gives to his wife Amey, the "mother-in-law" [stepmother] the use of the house while she is a widow.

4. He also mentioned his "son-in-law" Richard "Prickett."

5. He states that Richard Pritchett was his "son-in-law," but he doesn't state that Richard Pritchett was Amey's son..

6. There is no place in the above will that states that Amey had been married to a Pritchett before she married Garrett Anderson. Richard Pritchett could have been the son of his first wife, making him Garrett Anderson's stepson and Peter Anderson's half brother, but not the son of Amey by a previous husband.

She was able to bear Garrett Anderson four children, Garrett, Amy, William and Elizabeth before he died sometime after September of 1647.

 

NOTES:

There are two men with the surname Pritchett that appear in the early records of Northampton County Virginia. One being William Pritchett.

On 10 February 1643 [1644] A certificate was granted to Mr Edward Douglas for transporting Edward Douglas, his wife Elizabeth, William Barrnet, William Mills, William Pritchett, John Powell, John Browne, John Thomas, Benjamin Bowden, George Holmes, Henry Crafford, Pewtter Nutt, Walter Cooke, Otwell Long, Rowland Mortmoore. (Ames: 329)

On 8 January 1650 account of the estate of Phillip Chapman (decd) and his son John Chapman was recorded Mackey 3: 461, 462).

The account reads in part:

The estate of John Chapman was credited from William Pritchett with 0200. Amey's first husband could not have been William Pritchett because of the above entry in court.

John Chapman, the son of Phillip Chapman, had died sometime between the writing of the will of his father on 12 November 1744 and the above account (Marshall: 16).

William Pritchett was alive at the time of Amey's marriage to Garrett Anderson

 

Amey was born circa 1618. She married Garrett Anderson circa 1636, She was able to bear him four children, Garrett, Amy and William, and Elizabeth before he died. These children were not named in Garrett Anderson's will. (Marshall: 22.)

Garrett Anderson first appears in the court records of Accomacke / Northampton County in 1637 (Walczyk Book 1: 44). The text reads:

Whereas there is a difference depending between John Fisher and Garrett Anderson about a man Servant. It is thought fit and so ordered that if the said Garrett cannot make it appear that the said Fisher is as contented to stay till the next Quarter Court held in October next for a trial for the said Man Servant, that then the said Garrett shall make present payment for the one half of the said man Servant in question.

Garrett Anderson wrote his will on 26 August 1647. It was proved 20 July 1648 (Marshall: 22). An abstract of his will reads:

Anderson, Garret, 26 August 1647 - 20 July 1648 To my eldest son Peter Anderson whe21, 200 acres out of the 400 acres dividend I am now seated upon, he to have his choice of which 200 acres he wants. And his mother in law during her widowhood to have the now dwelling house and land, and to act as his overseer as he comes to age. In case his mother-in-law should marry, then he to learn a trade. To my son Peter one fowling piece without a muscle, 3 pounds of powder and 12 pounds, of shot, and a Bible. To my son-in-law Richard Prickett when 21 one heifer, and 100 acres where my wife shall find it convenient, she build him a 25 foot long house. My beloved wife Amey Anderson extrx. and resid. legatee. Witt: Leinng Denwood.

On 6 November 1648 Amey, as Amey Anderson, confirmed a deed of Gift to her four Anderson children; Garrett, Amey, William and Elizabeth (Mackay: 313).

Shortly after Garrett Anderson"s death she married Nicholas Waddelowe. Waddelowe did not leave a will and on 6 March 1659, letters of administration were granted to Amey Waddelowe. widow of the deceased. (Marshall: 53)..

By Nicholas Waddelowe, Amey had three daughters, Temperance, Comfort and Patience.

On 29 September 1660, Amy as the widow Waddelowe acknowledged the sale of 100 acres of land on Nassawadox Creek that her husband had sold to John Hinman (North. Wills &c: 74).  See the deed here.

Shortly after the acknowledgement of this sale, Amy married her fourth and last husband, Thomas Fowkes, by whom she had no children.

Thomas Fowkes wrote his will on 10 September 1673. It was proved on 18 May 1674 Nottingham: 6.) An abstract of his will reads

To "neafew" Mary Ryle, daughter of Ann, now Ann Miels, formerly in the possession of Henry Ryle, now in the custody of John Smally. To sister Ann Miels. To George Parker, the eldest son of John and Amy Parker. To Amy, daughter of Robert and Temperance Mason. "To each and every grandchild of my wife"s." To godchildren Rachel, daughter of Edward Revell, Thomas, son of John Savage, _____, son of John Rogers, Thomas, son of Ruth Bundick. Remainder of land where I now live, being 400 acres to George Parker after the death of my wife, should he die then to William, the third son of John and Amy Parker, and if he die then to the heirs of William Anderson. Wife Amy Exec. Witt: William Anderson, Isaack Henman, John Sturges.

NOTES:

1. Ann Ryle, Daughter of Ann, now Ann Miels. She was Ann Right [Wright] the daughter of Henry Right [Wright]. She was Thomas Fowkes niece, the daughter of his sister Ann Fowkes, who at the time that he wrote his will was Ann Miles, the wife of Roger Miles. (Whitelaw: 1124).

2. George Parker is the son of Amy Anderson Parker, the daughter of his wife Amy and her second husband Garrett Anderson. (Nottingham: 9)

3. Amy Mason is the daughter of Temperance Waddelowe Mason, the daughter of his wife Amy and her third husband Nicholas Waddelowe. (Nottingham: 9)

4. William Parker is the third son of Amy Anderson Parker, the daughter of his wife Amy and her second husband Garrett Anderson. (Nottingham: 24)

5. William Anderson the son of his wife Amy and her second husband Garrett Anderson. (Nottingham: 9)

Amy died about 10 April 1678 at the age of about 58.

On 20 August 1678 Amey's will was put in writing, recorded on 23 October 1678 and proved by the depositions of Susannah Johnson and Mary Dix (Nottingham: 9)

FOWKES, AMY - Nunc. 20 Aug. 1678 - Rec. 23 Oct. 1678 - To grandson George, eldest son of John & Amy Parker. To Naomy & Comfort, daughters of my son William Anderson. To Ambrose, eldest son of Ambrose & Comfort White. To Amy & Elizabeth, daughters of Robert & Temperance Mason. To William Nock & his son William Nock. To John, the son of W illiam & Patience Nock. To Richard Saywell. To Jane Paremaine & her youngest daughter To John & Edith Hancock & their son Arthur Hancock - Son William Anderson Exr. 1000 £ of tobacco to be raised out of my estate by my Ex"r. to be laid out for the best advantage of Mary Right, daughter of Ann Myles & of Henry Right, deceased. Proved by depositions of Susannah Johnson & Mary Dix . Amy Fowkes d. about 10 Apr. 1678.

NOTES:

1. George Parker is the her grandson by John Parker and her daughter Amey Anderson (Nottingham: 24)

2. Naomy and Comfort Anderson are her granddaughters by her son William Anderson. (Nottingham: 30)

3. Ambrose White is her grandson by Ambrose White and her daughter Comfort Waddelowe (McKey: 41).

4. Amy Mason is her granddaughter by Robert Mason and her daughter Temperance Waddelowe (Nottinghan: 9)

5. William and John Nock are her grandsons by William Nock and Patience Waddelowe.(Nottingham: 72)

6. At the end of her will she also mentioned Mary Right the niece of Thomas Fowkes. (Nottingham: 6, Whitelaw: 1124).

Amey and Garrett Anderson had the following children:

1. Garrett Anderson born circa 1638. On 6 November 1648 Amey, as Amey Anderson, confirmed a deed of Gift to her four Anderson children; Garrett, Amey, William and Elizabeth (Mackay: 313). The is the only mention in the court records of Northampton County VA.

+2. Amey Anderson born circa 1640.

+3. William Anderson born 1642.

+4. Elizabeth Anderson born circa 1644

Amey and Nicholas Waddelowe had the following children:

+5. Temperance Waddelowe born circa 1648.

+6. Comfort Waddelowe born circa 1651

+7. Patience Waddelowe born circa 1653.


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