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Robert Earl Easley

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  • Name Robert Earl Easley 
    Born Abt 1658  Basses-Alpes, Provence, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1712  Henrico City, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6872  MyTree
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2009 

    Father Henry Easley,   b. Abt 1630, Basses-Alpes, Anseuis-Vaueluse, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F3785  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Worham Parker,   b. Abt 1663, Henrico City, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1720, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 1681  Henrico City, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Easley,   b. 1682, Henrico City, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Warham Easley,   b. 1685, Henrico City, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Margaret Easley,   b. 1686, Henrico City, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1725, Henrico City, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     4. Elizabeth Easley,   b. 1690, Henrico City, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. William Easley,   b. 1695, Henrico City, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Robert Easley,   b. 1702, Henrico City, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F3729  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 

    • Robert Easley
      Sex: M
      Birth: ABT. 1655 in probably England
      Death: BEF. MAR 1711/12 in Henrico County, Virginia

      The first person of the name Easley who has been located in America is
      Robert Easley, who is found in 1680 living in Henrico Co., Va. He was
      probably born c. 1655, and he died in Henrico Co., Va., between
      October 1711 and January 1712 (see documentary evidence below). The
      records give no clue as to his origin or ancestry, but it is presumed
      that he is the immigrant ancestor of the family. The great majority of
      Easleys in America descend from him.

      He may have been in Virginia for several years prior to the 1680 date,
      as a headright was issued for him to Col. William Byrd in March of
      1676:

      Foley, Louise Pledge Heath. Early Virginia Families Along the James
      River. Their Deep Roots and Tangled Branches. Henrico County -
      Goochland County Virginia. Volume I. Richmond, Virginia, 1974.
      p. 24. Land Patent Book No. 6. Capt. Wm. Bird, 1751 A., 2 R., 24 P.,
      Henrico Co., N. side James Riv. 15 Mar. 1675/6, p. 604. Beg. (at)
      Shoccores Cr. mouth, up the river bet. W. & N. W. &c. 1280 acres
      granted him 27 Oct. 1673; the residue for trans. of 122 pers:
      including "ROBT. ESTLY (?)".

      The following is a list of documentary records pertaining to Robert
      Easley. Since he is the first of the line, they are copied in full.
      Part of them were located in the Henrico Co., Va., Colonial Records by
      Charles Hughes Hamlin, C.G. The remainder were found by the compiler.

      Colonial Records, Henrico Co., Va., # 1, p. 175. 18th Xber 1680.
      Robert Easly (his mark "O") is witness to an assignment of right of
      title to 200 acres of land from Henry Trent to John Pleasant.

      Weisiger, Benjamin B. III, Henrico County, Virginia Deeds 1677-1705
      (Richmond, Va., Privately Printed, 1986.
      p. 13. (p. 175) William Berkeley, Knt., Gov., grants to Henry Trent,
      200 acres on north side of James River, next to Mr. Place, for
      transport of 4 persons to the colony. 7 Nov. 1673. Signed: William
      Berkeley Recorded 7 Nov. 1673. Henry Trent assignes his rights in
      above grant to John Pleasant. 18 Dec. 1680. Wit: Robert (O) Easly,
      James (HH) Lisle Signed: Henry (HT) Trent Recorded 1 Aug. 1681.

      Henrico Co., Va. Records, Deeds & Wills 1677-1692, Part 1, p. 177.
      Deed from John Woodson junr. to Martin Elam. 20th day of 6th month
      1681. Wits.: Robert "O" Easly, Hugh Davis. Recorded Aug. Court 1681.

      Weisiger, Benjamin B. III, Henrico County, Virginia Deeds 1677-1705,
      p. 13. (p. 177) I, John Woodson Jr. as marrying the orphan of Samuel
      Tucker, assign my right in above tract to Martin Elam. 20 Aug. 1681.
      wit: Robert (O) Easly, Hugh Davis. Signed: John Woodson, Jr. Recorded
      20 Aug. 1681
      I, John Woodson, Jr. as marrying orphand to Samuel Tucker, dec'd,
      vist., Mary Tucker, have released to John Pleasants as guardian of
      said Mary, all claim to above land. 15 Dec. 1680 Wit: Zacheus Ellis,
      Robt. (O) Easly. Signed: John Woodson, Jr. Recorded 20 Aug. 1681

      Henrico Co., Va., Records, Deeds & Wills, 1677-1692, Part 1, p. 177.
      Deed from John Woodson junr. as marrying the orph. of Samuel Tucker
      deced. viz. Mary Tucker to Jno. Pleasants. 15th day of 12th mo. 168-.
      Wits.: Garhons Ellis, Robt. "O" Easly. Recorded Aug. Court 1681.

      Colonial Records, Henrico Co., Va., # 2, p. 170. October Court 1684.
      Judgment is granted Robert Easley, Plt., against Mrs. Katherine
      Milner, Administratrix of John Milner, dec'd., Deft., for 289 lbs.
      tobacco and cask, due by account, etc.

      Henrico Co., Va., Records, Deeds & Wills 1677-1692, Part 2, p. 286.
      Oct. 1, 1684. Inventory of Estate of John Milner. "These particulars
      following belonging to ye orphs. of Will Parker decd. being included
      in ye above Inventory & Apprisz. of their Guard. John Milner's Estate
      were upon ye peticon of Mrs. Kath. Milner ye Admx. & proof thereof by
      her made Orderd to be sett apart for ye use of ye sd. Orphs & ye sd
      Admx shall not be charge wth them as part of ye estate of ye sd deced.
      Viz: One feather bed & furniture belonging to Mary Parker, one feather
      bed & furniture & Gun belonging to Will Parker & two new pewter
      dishes, one Iron pot & one pewter tankard belonging to one of ye sd
      Parker's orphs. now wife to Robert Easly."

      Weisiger, Henrico County, Virginia Deeds 1677-1705, p. 39.
      (p. 417) 1 Feb. 1686 Hon. William Byrd, Esq. of County & parish of
      Henrico, to Henry Ayscouth of same, planter, and Mary his now wife,
      for life for L 5, a tract of 150 acres Byrd purchased of Ayscough; and
      also a corner of land adjoining this on lower side between James River
      and a valley above Robert Easley's now dwelling house, known as St.
      Katherines Gutt. Wit: Hen Randolph, James Cocke Signed: Wm Byrd
      Recorded 1 Feb. 1686.

      Colonial Records, Henrico Co., Va., # 2, p. 313. October Court
      1689/90. Judgment granted unto Captain William Randolph, assignee of
      Mr. Henry Hartwell, assignee of Mr. John Brodnax, Plt., against Robert
      Easley, Deft., for 4,488 lbs. tobacco and cask, etc.

      Colonial Records, Henrico Co., Va., # 2, p. 350. Oct. 10, 1690. Robert
      Easley is member of a jury.

      Colonial Records, Henrico Co., Va., # 2, p. 346. October Court 1690.
      Robert Easley being to this Court arrested at ye suit of Mr. William
      Sutton . . . and having made default in his appearance, etc., ordered
      to appear at next court. (Next court Robert Easley confessed debt due
      for 400 lbs. tobacco).

      Colonial Records, Henrico Co., Va., # 2, p. 354. October Court 1690.
      Robert Easly brings suit against the estate of John Johnson, deceased,
      for his trouble in his sickness, funeral charges, etc., the said
      Johnson dying intestate and having neither wife or child, etc.
      NOTE: A. E. Casey, Eslea, p. 7, notes that this John Johnson was
      apparently included among John Pleasant's 13 tithables in the 1679 tax
      list. Casey speculates that Robert Easley might also have been among
      these 13 tithables of John Pleasants in 1679, as he does not appear in
      the list under his own name.

      Colonial Records, Henrico Co., Va., # 5, p. 190. April 1, 1691.
      Inventory of estate of John Johnson, deceased, taken at the houses of
      William Drury and Robert Easley this 24 March 1690/91.

      Colonial Records, Henrico Co., Va., # 2, p. 386. October Court 1691.
      Robert Easley given 1,300 lbs. tobacco from the estate of John
      Johnson, deceased, for coffin, sheet, funeral expenses, attendance,
      sickness, etc.

      Henrico Co., Va., Records, Deeds, Wills, Etc., 1688-1697, p. 211. Aug.
      1, 1691. Ro. Easly purchaser at the auction of John Johnson's estate.
      (The purchase consisted of clothing).

      Colonial Records, Henrico Co., Va., # 3, p. 49. April 20, 1695. It is
      ordered that Mr. John Goode, Henry Ascough, Henry Sherman, Henry
      Trent, Robert Easley, or any four of them appraise the estate of
      Thomas Buck, Decedent.

      Colonial Records, Henrico Co., Va., # 5, p. 322. June 1, 1692. Robert
      Easley presented to the Grand Jury for swearing.

      Nugent, Pioneers and Cavaliers, Vol. III, p. 88.
      ROBERT EASLY (Easely-Esely), 315 acs., Henrico Co; on E. side of Reedy
      Cr., 20 Oct. 1704, p. 624. Trans. of 7 pers.* Note: Paid Wm. Byrd,
      Esqr., Auditor for 7 rights.

      Executive Journals, Council of Va. Land Patent Book 9, p. 624, Oct. 2,
      1704 -- "Mr. Auditor Byrd represented as proceeding in laying out land
      appropriated by the Gen. Assembly for the use of the French Refugees
      settled at Manicantown and produced two Platts of the tracts of land
      now laid, wch. with what was laid out formerly for them amounts in all
      to ten thousand and thirty three acres, etc. - - - lying contiguous
      upon James River - - - etc." ". . . having called for the patents wch
      were granted to several persons last April General Court for lands in
      Henrico Co. for the signing of them until the land for the refugees
      was laid out: Exec. did sign the same. Jermiah Benskin, 324 acres,
      Robt. Easeley 315 acres, Walter Scott 250 acres . . . ." (This 315
      acres was on the east side of Reedy Creek.)

      Executive Journals, Council of Va., May 22, 1706. "Upon reading the
      Petition of Robt. Easley stating forth that he obtained a patent for
      315 acres of land in Henrico Co., and entered rights for the same and
      upon further enquiry he found that the said land was included in a
      Patent formerly granted to Colo. Byrd whereupon his Petition to the
      General Court, the Court ordered that (he) should have his rights,
      again upon delivering up his Patent, & now haveing the Patent ready to
      be delivered he prayed his rights may be returned to him, which
      Petition being thought reasonable Mr. Secretary is desired to deliver
      up the said Rights to the Petitioner."

      On the basis of the above abstracts, it has been traditional to assume
      that Robert Easley arrived in Virginia as a French Huguenot refugee.
      However, considering that he was already in Virginia 30 years earlier,
      eleven years before the revocation of the Edict of Nantes and 26 years
      before the arrival of the Manakin Town settlement, this dos not seem
      probable. Rather, it would seem that the land patents mentioned had
      been granted earlier, and that their confirmation had merely been held
      up until the land for the Huguenots at Manakin Town had been laid out.
      Other clearly non-French persons, such as Col. William Byrd and Walter
      Scott, had land patents in the Manakin Town area, as is also clear
      from the above documents. Since there is no other indication that
      Robert Easley was of French Huguenot origin, this claim must be left
      as unproven at best, in spite of the claims made in The Huguenot,
      Publication # 5, and in spite of the fact that Easley descendants have
      joined the Huguenot Society on the strength of it.

      Weisiger, Benjamin B. III. Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia.
      Vol. I. 1654-1737. Richmond, Virginia, 1976.
      This book reveals further evidence on Robert Easley's career:
      p. 56. Henrico County Wills & Deeds 1697-1704, p. 238. Inventory of
      Andrew Martin appraised 15 July 1701 by Robert Easly, Thomas Howlett,
      Mat. Branch, Thos. . Value L 45/8/3. Presented in court by Capt. Giles
      Webb and recorded 1 Aug. 1701. Mary, relict of Andrew Martin says this
      is a true inventory.
      p. 59. Henrico County Wills & Deeds 1697-1704, p. 305. Inventory of
      Daniel Blanch taken Dec. 7, 1702 by Henry Ascough, Robert Easely,
      Philip Pursell, and Charles Snuggs. Recorded 2 Feb. 1702.
      p. 65. Henrico County Wills & Deeds 1697-1704, p. 421. Inventory of
      William Catling July 26, 1704. Value L 149/9/3 by John Goode, John
      Stewart, Jr., Thomas Baly, Robert Easly. Recorded 1 Oct. 1704.

      Henrico Co., Va., Order Books 1707-1709, p. 39, May 1, 1708. Robert
      Easely being subpd. as an Evidence in behalf of Giles Webb Gent. in
      his suit against Mary Shaw, and haveing made oath that he has attended
      four days, Order is Granted him on his prayer against the said Webb
      for one hundred and sixty pounds of Tobacco with Costs. Also. Exo.
      (Other witnesses in this case were Phillip Pursell, Thomas Howlet,
      James Collins, Elizabeth Martin, Mary Paine, Henry Randolph, John
      Barefoot, Gilly Gromarine, John Baly.)

      Wright, Louis B., and Marion Tinling, eds. The Secret Diary of William
      Byrd of Westover 1709-1712. (Richmond, Va., The Dietz Press, 1941).
      In evaluating this following series of references, the researcher
      should keep in mind that Robert Easley had, according to the quotation
      cited above from the Executive Journals, a couple of years before
      obtained patent to 315 acres of land originally granted to Col. Byrd.
      Diary of William Byrd, p. 34. May 12, 1709. "When I came to Falling
      Creek I had some complaints against Robin Easely, which seemed to be
      the effect of quarrelling. However I desired Mr. G-r-l to keep a watch
      on him."
      Diary of William Byrd, p. 89. Oct. 2, 1709. ". . . By the way I met
      Will Bass who gave me a sad account of Robin Easely, who is a lazy
      fellow."
      Diary of William Byrd, p. 417. Oct. 6, 1711. (Concerning military
      exercises.) "Robin Easely got the prize in wrestling."

      Henrico Co., Va., Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 82. July Court 1711. In
      the Action of Trespass brought by Robert Easly against Giles Webb for
      Ten pounds damage by means of the Defendants not Complying with his
      promise made to the Plaintif as in the Declaration is set forth, The
      Defendant appears and pleads non Assumpsst, Whereupon the Plaintif
      moves for time to bring his Witnesses, which motion is overruled, and
      the Plaintif failing to come to tryal the Suit is dismist with Costs.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 96. Aug. Court 1711. The
      Action of Trespass upon the Case brought by Robert Easly against Giles
      Webb on the Defts. motion is Referd till the next Court.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 103. October Court 1711.
      In the Action of Trespass upon the Case depending between Robert Easly
      Plantif and Giles Webb Defendant for ten pounds damage by means of the
      Defendant not paying the Plantif five pounds which he won of him upon
      a wager as in the Declaration it is set forth, the Defendant appears
      and pleads that he is not Guilty in such manner and form as the
      Plaintif above in his Declaration hath Complained and of this he puts
      himself upon the Country and the Plaintif likewise. Whereupon the
      Sherif is Commanded to impannel a Jury of good and lawful men of this
      County to try the fine and thereupon he causes to come Henry Hatcher,
      John Farlo, Thomas Chetham, William Blackman, Thomas Chetham Junr.,
      Christopher Branch, Seth Ward, Joseph Watson, Henry Farmer, Thomas
      Howlet, Henry Anderson and John Worsham, who being Sworn and having
      heard the evidence withdrew and after some time Returnd this Verdict
      We find for the Plaintif which Verdict on the Plaintifs motion is
      Recorded, and also on his motion, it is ordered that the Defendant do
      pay him the sum of ten pounds with Costs. Als. Exo. Upon Reading this
      over the Defendant moves for time till the next Court to Show his
      Reasons to arrest the said Judgment which is granted.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 105. October Court 1711.
      Joseph Hill being Summoned as a Witness for Robert Easly against Giles
      Webb in a suit brought by the said Easly against the said Webb and the
      said Hill failing to appear when Called on the motion of the said
      Easly it is entered on Record.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 106. October Court 1711.
      John Easly having made Oath that he hath attended three days as a
      Witness for Robert Easly against Giles Webb, it is ordered that the
      said Robert do pay him for his said attendance with costs. Als. Exo.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 106. October Court 1711.
      Philip Martin having made Oath that he hath attended three days as a
      Witness for Robert Easly against Giles Webb, it is ordered that the
      said Robert do pay him for his said attendance with costs. Als. exo.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 106. October Court 1711.
      James Corbin having made Oath that he hath attended three days as a
      Witness for Robert Easly against Giles Webb, it is ordered that the
      said Robert do pay him for his said attendance with costs. Als. Exo.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 107. October Court 1711.
      The Action of Case brought by Abraham Womack Admr. with will annexed
      of Allenson Clerke Deced. against Robert Easly is Referd on the
      Defendants motion.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 112. January Court
      1711/12. The Suit depending between Robert Easly Plaintif and Giles
      Webb defendant is dismist the Plaintif being dead.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 116. February Court
      1711/12. The Action of Case brought by Abraham Womack Admr. with the
      will annexed of Allanson Clerke Deced. against Robert Easly is
      dismist, the Defendt. being dead.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 123. March Court 1711/12.
      The Last will and Testament of Robert Easly decd. was presented in
      Court by Anne easly his Exerx, who made oath thereto and the same
      being proved by the oaths of Philip Martin and Jno. Green the
      Witnesses thereto, it is admitted to Record and on the motion of the
      sd. Anne Esely Ordered that a Certificate be granted her for obtaining
      a Probat thereof in due form. Jno. Easly and Philip Martin entering
      themselves her securitys for the same and it is further ordered that
      she do present to the next Court an Inventory of the said Decds.
      Estate. Ordered that Mathew Branch Thoms. Harris Thomas Howlet Henry
      Gee or any three of them (being first sworn by Giles Webb or Thoms.
      Jefferson Gentlemen) do appraise the Estate of Robt. Esely decd. &
      make return thereof to the next Court.

      Henrico Co., Va. Records, Deeds & Wills, 1710-1714, Pt. 1, p. 116.
      March Court 1711/12, Henrico Co., Va. Will of Robert Easley.
      In the name of God, amen, I, Robert Esley of the parish and county of
      Henrico, being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory praise be
      to God, do make and ordain my last will and testament in manner and
      form following: First, I recommend my soul to God that gave it, hoping
      through the mercies of Jesus Christ to receive free pardon and
      forgiveness of all my sins, and as for my temporal estate I dispose of
      it as follows:
      Item. I give and bequeath to my son John Esley and to my son Warham
      Esley and to my daughter Margaret Dupray, wife of Thomas Dupray, 500
      acres of land lying upon Fine Creek to be divided among them as
      followeth: 200 acres to one to be taken off the upper ends, to each of
      the other two, 150 acres each which said land I give to them and their
      heirs forever, but in case any of them die before age and without
      issue, then to return to the survivor or survivors.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my three younger children, Elizabeth
      Esley, William Esely and my youngest son Robert Esely 400 acres of
      land lying between Fine Creek and Mannakin upper cree. to them and to
      their heirs forever, two of which said lots to be upon Fine Creek and
      the other upon Mannakin Creek, but in case any of them die before they
      come of age and without issue, then to return to the survivor or
      survivors.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my loving wife Ann Esely all moveables,
      goods and chattels whatsoever, and make her whole executrix of this my
      last will and testament, and I do hereby make void all former wills by
      me heretofore made.
      Witness my hand and seal this 17th day of December Anno Domini 1711.
      Robert "O" Esely (seal)
      Signed sealed and delivered
      in the presence of
      Philip "X" Martin
      Jno. Green
      At a Court held for the County of Henrico the first Monday in March
      being the third day of March Anno Domini 1711. This Will was made oath
      to by Ann Easley the Executrix, herein named and the same being proved
      by the oath of Philip Martin & John Green, the witnesses thereto, it
      was ordered to be recorded and on the motion of said Executrix and her
      performing what is usual in such cases a certificate for a probate is
      granted her. Teste
      William Randolph, CC.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 137. May Court 1712. Anne
      Easly presents upon oath an Inventory of the Estate of her Deceased
      husband Robt. Easly wch is ordered to be Recorded.

      Henrico Co., Va. Deeds & Wills. 1710-1714, Part I, p. 129-130. May
      Court 1712. Inventory of Robert Easley's Estate, appraised by Math.
      Branch, Thom. Harris, Thom. Howlett, Henry Gee. Total value of 36
      lbs., 15 s., 03 d., (which by comparison seemed to be about the size
      of the average estate at the time--it certainly was not large enough
      to indicate wealth). Among the items inventoried were 4 cows and 1
      bull, 5 yearlings and 1 three-year-old steer, 1 breeding mare, 4 sows
      and 10 shoats, 4 ewes, 5 lambs, and 1 ram, flax, a harrow and howt, 1
      cart and wheels, 1 plow, an old horse harness for two horses, flax, an
      old loom, two feather beds, pots, barrels, a saddle, etc.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders, 1710-1714, p. 138. May Court 1712. In
      the Action of Debt brought by Robt. Blaws against Anne Easly Exerx. of
      the last will & testament of Robt. Easly decd. for two pounds ten
      shillings due by bill dated the 15th day of June 1711. The plt. making
      Oath that twenty-five shillings of the said sum is justly due to him
      it is ordered that the Deft. Exerx. as aforesaid do pay him the same
      with Costs out of the said Decds. Estate in her hands. Als. Exo.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 138. May Court 1712. In
      the action of Case brought by Wm. Byrd Esqr. against Anne Easly Exerx.
      of the Last will & Testament of Robt. Easly dec. the plt. having
      failed to file his declaration of the Defts. motion he is nonsuit &
      ordered to pay damages wth. Costs according to law. Als. Exo.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 138. May Court 1712. The
      Action of Case brought by Abraham Womack Admr. with the will annexed
      of Allenson Clark Decd. against Ann Easly Exx. of the last Will &
      Testament of Robt. Easly decd. is on the Defts. motion referd to the
      next court.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 138. May Court 1712. The
      action of Case brought by Joseph Pleasants against Ann Easly Exerx.
      (p. 139) of the last will & Testament of Robt. Easly is on the Defts.
      motion referd to the next Court.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 139. May Court 1712. In
      the action of Case brought by Jno. Woodson against Anne Easly Exerx.
      of the Last Will & Testament of Robt. Easly Decd. for one pound
      fifteen shillings due to the plaintif by account & dated in the Year
      1711. The Plaintif being a Quaker makes his following affirmation in
      manner prescribed by law that eighteen shillings of the said sum is
      justly due to him & thereupon Ordered that the Deft. Exerx. as
      aforesaid do pay the plt. out of the said Decds. Estate in her hands
      the sum of eighteen shillings with Costs. Als Exo.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 140. May Court 1712. In
      the action of Debt brought by Jno. Woodson against Anne Easly Exerx.
      of the Last will & Testament of Robt. Easly decd. for four pounds due
      to the plaintif by note under the said decds. hand dated the 20th day
      of September 1711. The plaintif being a Quaker makes his solemn
      affirmation in manner prescribed by Law that the said debt is justly
      due to him and thereupon Ordered that the Def. Exx. as aforesaid to
      pay the plt. out of the said decds. estate in her hands the said sum
      of four pounds with Costs. Als Exo.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 140. May Court 1712. The
      action of Case brought by William Byrd Esqr. against Anne Easly Exrx.
      of the last will & testament of Robt. Easly Deced. is by Consent of
      the partys referd to the next Court.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 148. June Court 1712 In
      the action of Case depending between Abraham Womack admr. with the
      will annexed of Allanson Clarke Decd. plaintif and Anne Easly
      Executrix of the Last will & Testament of Robert Easly decd. Defendt.
      for five pounds thirteen shillings due to the plt. adminr. as
      aforesaid by account dated in the year 1709 the partys appearing the
      plaintif Exhibits the book of accounts of the said Allanson whereby it
      appears that the said Money is due and the Deft. shewing no reason to
      the contrary it is ordered that the Executrix as aforesaid do pay the
      Plt. administrator the said sum of five pounds thirteen shillings with
      Costs. Als. Exo.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 171-1714, p. 148. June Court 1712. The
      action of case brought by Joseph Pleasants against Ann Easly Executrix
      of the Last will and Testament of Robert Easly decd. is on the plts.
      motion referd to the next court.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 149. June Court 1712. The
      action of Case brought by Wm. Byrd Esqr. against Anne Easly Exercs. of
      the Last Will and Testament of Robert Easly Decd. is on the plts.
      motion Referd to the Next Court the Deft. Consenting thereto.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 159. July Court 1712. In
      the Action of Case brought by Joseph Pleasants against Anne Easly
      Exerx. of the Last Will & Testament of Robert Easly decd. for thirty
      four shillings and sixpence due to the plt. by account. The Deft.
      appears & prays the said account may be proved, Whereupon the plainf.
      being a Quaker makes his solemn affirmation in Manner prescribed by
      Law that fourteen shillings & sixpence of the said account is justly
      due to him and thereupon it is ordered that the Defendant Exerx. as
      aforesaid to pay the plaintif out of the said Decds. Estate in her
      hands the said sum of fourteen shillings & sixpence with Costs. Als.
      Exo.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 162. August Court 1712. In
      the action of Case brought by William Byrd Esqr. against Anne Easly
      Exrx. of the Last Will & Testament of Robert Easly decd. for the sums
      of four pounds Eighteen shillings & Ninepence & five hundred & thirty
      pounds of Tobacco due to him by account, the Suit being at the Last
      Court referd, & the Deft. now failing to appear Judgmt. by nihil dicit
      is granted against her for the said Money & Tobo. with Costs, On
      Condition Nevertheless that the deft. shall have Liberty at the Next
      Court to Appear & plead.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 170. August Court 1712. In
      the action of Debt brought by William Byrd Esqr. against Anne Easly
      Exerx. of the Last Will & Testament of Robert Easly decd. for forty
      Nine pounds three shillings & four pence Sterling due by bond etc. the
      Defendant appears & prays Oyer & ch. & granted her--p. the Suit Referd
      to the Next Court.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 173. September Court 1712.
      In the action of Case brought by William Byrd Esqr. against Anne Easly
      Exerx. of the Last will and testament of Robert Easly Deced. for the
      sums of twenty four pounds of tobacco due by account the deft. appears
      and pleads she oweth nothing and for tryall puts herself upon the
      Country and the plt. likewise, wch. tryall is referd till the next
      Court.

      Henrico Co., Va. Court Orders 1710-1714, p. 186. October Court 1712.
      In the action of Case depending between William Byrd Esqr. plt. and
      Anne Easly Exerx. of the Last will and Testament of Robt. Easly deced.
      deft. for the sums of twenty four pounds Eighteen shillings and Nine
      pence and five hundred and thirty pounds of tobacco, due to the plt.
      from the said Deceds. Estate by account, the deft. at Last Court
      pleaded that she ow'd nothing and for tryal did then put herself upon
      the Country and the plt. likewise wch tryall was referd to this Court
      and the partys now appearing by their attornys the Sherif is Commanded
      to Impannel a Jury of good and Lawfull men of this County to try the
      Issue, who thereupon Caused to Come Benjamin Hatcher Samuel Newman
      Edward Stratton Tom Pucket Jno. Robinson Jno Blackman Jno. Watson
      Peter Ashbrook Philip Turpin Jno. Pucket Jno. Stewart and Alexander
      Marshall and they being Sworn the plts attorny produced an acct.
      Legally proved in the Court of Charles City County, Whereby the
      aforesaid Sum of Money and Tobacco is due to the plt. and the first
      article in the said Account being lbs. 49:3:4 due by bond. The defts
      attorney Objects against the same for that the plt. hath a Suit now
      depending in this Court against the defendant upon said bond wch
      appearing to the Court to be true they direct the Jury not to allow
      the said article, and then the Jury withdrew and after some time
      return'd their verdict, we find for the defendt. Which verdict on the
      defts. motion is Recorded, and Ordered that the Suit be dismisst wth
      Costs. Whereupon the plt. Appeals to the Sixth day of the Next Genl.
      Court for the prosecution Whereof Thomas Eldridge Enters himself
      Security.

      In 1718, Robert Easley received another land patent, apparently
      posthumous, together with Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Turpin, and John
      Archer, for bringing eighteen persons to the colony (Book 10, p. 378).
      This grant was for 1500 acres as a whole. If it were divided equally,
      Robert Easley's share would have been 375 acres. This grant was in the
      area which subsequently became Goochland, Cumberland, and Powhatan
      Cos.

      Nugent, Pioneers and Cavaliers, Vol. III, p. 204.
      THOMAS JEFFERSON, THOMAS TURPIN, JOHN ARTCHER, & ROBERT ESELEY, 1500
      acs. (N.L.), Henrico Co; at a place known by the name of Fine Creek;
      beg. above the upper fall of the sd. creek; to br. of the up. Monakin
      Town Cr; to mouth of Spring Run, &c; 12 July 1718, p. 378. 3 Lbs. &
      Imp. of 18 pers: Geo. Cole, Charles Peters, Geo. Wall, William Ball,
      Francis Horse, Luke Shaw, George Roades, Mary Elders, Marth. Bridgers,
      Jane Lewis, Robr. Busill, Thomas Howarth, John Hatchell, Nich.
      Hatcher, Joseph Smith, John Evard, Thomas Benbridge, Constant
      Benbridge.

      Nugent, Pioneers and Cavaliers, Vol. III, p. 240.
      MATTHEW COX, 400 acs. (N.L.), Henrico Co; S. side of James Riv., on
      Fine Cr; down Easley's line; 18 Feb. 1722, p. 159. 40 Shill.