3. William Anderson son of Amey and Garrett Anderson was born in Northampton Co., VA circa 1642. William died before 4 October 1698. He married Mary Wise circa 1665 in Accomack Co., VA. Mary was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1647. Mary was the daughter of John Wise and Hannah Scarburgh.
He witnessed the will of Thomas Fowkes on 10 September 1673 in Accomack Co., VA. It was probated 18 May 1674 (Nottingham: 6).
His mother Amy, as Amey Fowkes mentions William Anderson in her will 23 October 1678 in Accomack Co., VA (Nottingham: 9).
He witnessed the will of John Parker on 9 January 1692 in Accomack Co., VA. it was probated 19 September 1695 (Nottingham Wills: 24).
William made a will on 23 July 1698 in Accomack Co., VA. It was probated 4 October 1698 (Nottingham Wills: *). An abstract of his will reads:
ANDERSON, WILLIAM - 23 July 1698 - 4 Oct. 1698 - To Mr. Francis Makemie & Naomi his wife, my eldest daughter all my lands at Matchatanck, being 1000 acres & for want of heirs to my 3 grandaughters Elizabeth, Naomi & Comfort Taylor, daughters of Elias & Comfort Taylor - To Francis Makemie all the money lent him & that he may have his sloop at my death &c., he paying 6L ster. to my sister Barns; 5L to my sister Hope & 5L to my sister Nock, and bestowing education to the value of 50L on my 3 grandchildren. To Francis & Naomi Makemie plantation at Pocomoke containing 950 acres for life & for want of issue to Taylor grandchildren. To wife Mary plantation at Accomson for life then to Taylor grandchildren. Land at Sikes Island not already given my daughter Comfort, being 350 acres to the next daughter my daughter Comfort shall have, if none then to the 3 daughters now living. To nephew & godson Anderson Parker 400 acres at Pungoteague & for want of heirs to Thomas Parker, & for want of heirs to Matthew Parker. To sister Comfort Scott debts now due me in the County of Sussex. To nephew William Hope, son of George & Temperance Hope, 250 acres at Forked Neck at the head of Pitts Creek in Somerset County, Maryland, being 1/2 of 500 acres called Fookes Choice. To nephew William Parker. Son in law & daughter Naomi Ex'rs. Edmund Custis, Edward Moore, Brother George Hope & Thomas Perry to appraise estate. Witt: William Bloxham, Abraham Bancks, Sara Pritchet, Edmund Custis, Gervis Baggale.
William Anderson and Mary Wise had the following children:
1. Naomi Anderson was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1667. She married Francis Makemie circa 1685 in Accomack Co., VA. Thomas Fowkes mentions Naomi Anderson in his will 18 May 1674 in Accomack Co., VA (Nottingham: 6).
In her grandmother Amey's will on 20 August 1678 in Accomack Co., VA, Naomi was named as an heir. It was probated 23 October 1678 (Nottingham Wills: 9).
Naomi Anderson and Francis Makemie had the following children; Elizabeth Makemie born circa 1697; Anne Makemie born circa 1700. For more on Ann Makemie click here.
2. Comfort Anderson was born circa 1670. She married Elias Taylor circa 1688. Elias was born circa 1663. Elias was the son of William Taylor. She was his second wife. Elias died before 4 June 1717. In William Taylor will on 21 September 1686 in Accomack Co., VA, Elias was named as an heir. It was probated 21 June 1687 (Nottingham Wills: 15). An abstract of his will reads:
To son Elias Taylor land on Assawoman Creek containing 850 acres, 600 acres granted to me by patent dated 1664, & the remaining 250 being part of 1050 acres purchased of Col. John Stringer, remainder to his heirs, with remainder to my son William Taylor, with remainder to my daughter Winifred formerly the wife of Peter Parker dec'd. To son Elias Taylor 450 acres being th south end of said 1050 acres between Geangoteague & Assawoman Branches. containing 800 acres, being the northernmost part of said 1050 acres, also 450 acres in the woods. To my 4 granddaughters Elizabeth, Mary, Rachell, & Sarah Parker, daughters of Winifred Parker To daughter Elizabeth Ratclif & her husband Charles Rattclife - To daughter Elizabeth Rattclife. To grandson William Taylor Jr. son Elias Taylor resid legatee & Ex'r. Witt: William Whittington, William Paine, John Ellitott."
Elias made a will on 19 April 1717 in Accomack Co., VA. It was probated 4 June 1717 (Nottingham Wills: 56). An abstract of his will reads:
TAYLOR, ELIAS - 19 Apr. 1717 - 4 June 1717 - To son Joshua (under 18) all my land at Assawoman devised me by my father William Taylor, also 450 acres called Queenhive at Assawoman. To daughters Hannah & Esther Taylor 500 acres purchased of Col. John Custis of Northampton. To daughter Mary Taylor. To daughter Elizabeth Whittington. To daughter Naomi Davis. To daughter Comfort Ewell. Wife Comfort Exec. Should she die before my son becomes 21 then my son in law William Whittington to be Exr. Witt: Thomas Perry, William Taylor, Mary Taylor.
In her grandmother Amey's, will on 20 August 1678 in Accomack Co., VA, Comfort was named as an heir. It was probated 23 October 1678 (Nottingham Wills: 9).
Comfort Anderson and Elias Taylor had the following children:
Elizabeth Taylor circa 1690; Naomi Taylor circa 1693; Comfort Taylor circa 1695; Hannah Taylor; circa 1698; Hester Taylor circa 1701; Mary Taylor circa 1703; Joshua Taylor circa 1705.
In Elias Taylor's will on 19 April 1717 in Accomack Co., VA, Comfort was named as an heir. It was probated 4 June 1717 (Nottingham Wills: 56).