Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameGeorge Bell Sr. , 7G Grandfather
Birthca 1630, County Durham England
Death1702, Isle of Wight Co VA Age: 72
Spouses
Birth1634, County Durham England477
Deathca 1702, Isle of Wight Co VA477 Age: 68
ChildrenJohn
2Joyce (Unknown) , 7G Grandmother
ChildrenGeorge (ca1667-1752)
 John (-1722)
 (Unknown Name) (-<1687)
Notes for George Bell Sr.
George Bell was a headright for William Yarrett, a very prominent Quaker of Isle of Wight, who patented 1240 acres north side of the Rappahannock July 29, 1650, for the transportation of 26 persons, among whom was George Bell.478,472

In the ensuing years, George Bell was involved in numerous Isle of Wight transactions:473,472

On February 7, 1663, George Bell and Hester, his wife, sold to John Sherrer and John Wakefield 755 acres of land. Both George and Hester signed with their mark.
In 1664, Nicholas Cobb, mariner, and Susan, his wife, of Isle of Wight sold to Thomas Davis land called “Rattlesnake Neck” next to plantations of John Crews and George Bell.
On October 11, 1664, George Bell requested Administration of the estate of Edward Powell, who died intestate.
On March 4, 1667, Nicholas Cobb sold to John Frizzell a parcel of land in Upper Parish adjacent to George Bell.
On March 27, 1672, George Bell witnessed the will of Ambrose Procter, Jr.
In 1678, George Bell witnessed a deed of Thomas Tooke, planter, to Nicholas Cobb for 900 acres bought from William Tooke.
On July 10, 1684 (probated October 9, 1684), George Bell and Richard Sharpe were Executors of the estate of Dorothy Bond. The will was witnessed by William Blunt and Nicholas Cobb. In her will, Dorothy Bond bequeathed household goods to her son John Bond, a colt to grandson William Watson, with the balance of her estate to be divided equally between sons William and John Bond and grandson William Watson.
On January 16, 1686, Edward Cobb sold 900 acres (see previous transaction) to Thomas Moore. The deed states that Nicholas Cobb died and the 900 acres went to Nicholas Cobb, Jr., his oldest son and heir; Nicholas Jr. died and the land went to Edward Cobb, his brother. This deed was witnessed by Thomas Tooke and John Bell. This is the first appearance in the early records of John Bell, son of George Bell Sr.
George Bell Sr. proved a nuncupative will 1 Nov 1688 written by Alexander Webster. Webster named legatees, George Bell Jr., John Harris, Hannah Brown, daughter of George Brown.
George Bell Sr. wrote his will 22 June 1702, probated 9 Nov 1702. He named his wife Joyce Bell as executor, giving her land where I now live to hold for time of lease--99 years by Col. Joseph Bridger. He named son George Bell Jr. and daughter Elizabeth, saying the remaining estate to be equally divided. Witnessed by John Davis and Francis Floyd.
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