Descendants of Christopher Kilbee of England

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Generation #1

Note: Information on the Lewis Family before Walden Lewis b. c. 1774 in Virginia comes from assumptions based on multiple sources. Therefore, the information on this page is not reliable for genealogical purposes. A detailed discussion of the many connections can be found at Lewis Family Research.

Christopher (0Research) Kilbee of Middlesex Co VA

Research Note: Christopher was the brother of John Kilby who immigrated to Boston MA before 5/1662.

Christopher Kilbee was born in about 1645 in Ware, Hertford County, England. Christopher's date of birth is set from his father, Humphrey Kilbee's date of birth in 1620.

Sometime before 12/1664, Christopher immigrated to Lancaster Co VA and then married Kathryn Hill b. c. 1644 in Virginia. Kathryn was the daughter of Charles Hill and Audrey Hill, who married second William Frizel. After Kathryn's marriage, William Frizel, Kathryn's guardian, delivered her dowry of cattle to the new bride.

The family attended Christ Church Parish of Middlesex Co VA. Unfortunately, there are few records to be found. Christopher and Kathryn lived their lives in Middlesex Co VA where they died.

There is one additional record for a Christopher Kilbee in 1718. That Christopher was surety for young Catherine Kilbee, daughter of William Kilbee, deceased. It is possible that this was Grandpa Christopher who would have only been about 73 at the time.

Lancaster Co VA Court Orders and Deeds (1656-1680):
12/14/1664. Christopher Kelby who marryed Kathryn, one of the Orphts. of Charles Hill ded'd., & Will Frizle, Guardian to the sd. Orphts., to deliver the sd. Kelby cattle for his Wife.

Middlesex Co VA Order Book 5 (1710-1726), p. 244:
3 Jan 1718. Catherine Kilbee, daughter of William Kilbee, decd., has James Lewis as guardian. Sec: Christopher Kilbee.

Research Note: Is this Christopher, the grandfather, or Christopher, brother of Catherine, when he was age 22?

    Children

    1. Mary Kilbee

Parish Register of Christ Church, p. 20:
John Lanson and Mary Kilbey was married p. Lycene 19th of August 1680.
Lancaster Co Will Book 8, p. 121:
George Harwood. His will made Jan. 1703 gives legacies to "Eperoeditus Lawson my wife's eldest son" who was under 21; wife Mary and another of her sons, John Lawson, Catherine Lawson, Elizabeth Harwood, Francis Harwood and Mary Harwood, and his sister "Horn."
Lancaster County, Will Book 13, p. 71:
5 OCT 1737, proved 9 DEC 1737. Will states she lives in Parish of Christ Church and county of Lancaster. my grandson Epaphroditus. . .Catherine James. . .son John Lawson. . .two grandchildren George Currel and William Currel. Mathias James, executor. Witnessed by Walter James, Elizabeth James and Robert Briscoe.

    2. Hannah Kilbee

Parish Register of Christ Church, p. 31:
7 March 1686. Buried Hannah, daughter of Christop' and Kathryn Kilbee.

    3. Joanna Kilbee b. 1688 Lancaster (now Middlesex) Co VA

    4. William Kilbee

Middlesex Co VA Order Book 5 (1710-1726), p. 244:
3 Jan 1718. Catherine Kilbee, daughter of William Kilbee, decd., has James Lewis as guardian. Sec: Christopher Kilbee.

Research Note:
-William had only one son, Christopher Kilbee who was named for Grandpa Christopher Kilbee.
-This Christopher married his cousin, Catherine Lewis d/o James and Joanna Kilbee Lewis.
-Evidently, Christopher and Catherine inherited a significant portion of the Kilbee lands in Northampton Co VA.

4a. Christopher Kilbee

Middlesex Co VA Order Book 5 (1710-1726), p. 244:
3 Jan 1718. Catherine Kilbee, daughter of William Kilbee, decd., has James Lewis as guardian. Sec: Christopher Kilbee.

Isle of Wight Co VA Deed Book 5, p. 39:
16 Aug 1736 from Christopher KILBY of IoW, to Joshua LEWIS of IoW, for 10 £, about 100 acres in IoW, and bounded by the run of the three Creeks, the Nottoway Indians line, Thos WESTBROOK, the same being part of 1,750 acres taken up by Nath'l HARRISON, Esq, as fully appears by a patent from said HARRISON to said KILBY dated 16 Jun 1714. Signed - Christ. KILLBEE, [wife] Cathrine KILLBEE.
Wit - Thomas WESTBROOK, Wm FINNY.
Recorded 27 Sep 1736. This deed was acknowledged by Christopher KILBEE & Cathrine, his wife. Cathrine relinquished her right of dower to the lands conveyed.
Northampton Co NC Deed Book 1, p. 337:
8/4/1741. Christopher Kilbee, Catharine Kilbee and Epar. Kilbee witnessed a deed from Joshua Lewis of Isle of Wight VA to James Lewis of Northampton NC for 400 acres in Northampton Co.
1748 21 May. Joshua Lewis of Isle of Wight VA to James Lewis of Northampton NC 400 acres NS of Mill Swamp adj. mouth of Grassy Swam, said land being a patent to Gabriel Parker 4 Aug 1741. Witnessed by Christopher Kilbee, Catherine Kilbee and Epar. Kilbee. Recorded May 1748 DB 1 p 337.
Northampton Co Deed Book 3, p. 104:
3 NOV 1760. Edmond LEWIS & his wife Jane of Northampton Co, to Thomas HARRIS of same. 3 Nov 1760. 50 pounds VA. 300 ac which was part of 725 ac deeded to KILBEE 22 Jun 1749, on north side of Wheeler’s Hill Swamp, joining Christopher KILLBEE, Edmond LEWIS.
Signed Edmond LEWIS, Jane (X) LEWIS.
Wit: Humphrey REVELL, Drew HARRIS. Nov Ct. 1;760. CC J. Edwards
Northampton Co NC Wills:
Feb. 9, 1742. Christopher Kilbee made his will mentioning his wife, Katherine, his two sons, Epaphroditus and Christopher, his three daughters, Sarah, Elizabeth and Frances; his "friends" Joshua Lewis and John Fort.
Ex: Major Joseph Gray, and Thomas Jarrell. Wit: John Brassell and Thos. Wesbrock.
Probated in Northampton Co NC, at May Court, 1752.

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