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Simon Luttrell
of Westmoreland County, VA
b. 1681
m. (1) Margaret Churchill
m. (2) Elizabeth Pierce, 1712
d. 1723

THE LUTTRELL FAMILY IN VIRGINIA by Dr Terril Littrell, pgs 18-19
“Simon Luttrell (Old Simon)”
(Westmoreland County)

Simon Luttrell, son of Robert Luttell and Ann Gormanston was born in 1681. At age nine he was an apprentice to Thomas Cranfield, son of Richard Cranfield in the trade of Tile Cooper. Cranfield died, and Simon was then employed at age 18 to the Reverend Mr. William Thompson, former Episcopal minister of Southwork Parish, Surry County, Virginia, from 1662-1675, and minister of Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, and Clerk of the County Court of Westmoreland.

Simon was married to Elizabeth Pierce, daughter of Colonel William Pierce of Westmoreland County in 1712. They lived on a tract of land granted by Captain John Lord, siturated on Quantico Creek on the southside of the plantation where Madam Margret Farrow resided. This property had originally been in Prince William County, before the county lines were changed. This land was first conveyed by Thomas Banon of Stafford County, Virginia to Abraham Farrow, father of William Farrow, by deed dated April 5, 1728.

The information in the paragraph above regarding Simon Luttrell living in Prince William County is in question.
The following must refer to Simon Luttrell b. 1710, son of Simon Luttrell (died 1723)
   Indenture this 22 Jul, 1746 between William Farrow, Ann, his wife, and Isaac Farrow of Dettingen parish, Prince William County, to John Graham of the same place, land whereon now lives Simon Luttrell and Abraham Farrow, containing 400 acres, being part of the land granted to Captain John Lord and situated on Quanitco Creek on the south side of the plantation whereon Margaret Farrow now lives, and then when granted in Westmoreland Couty, but now in Prince William County, conveyed first by Thomas Barton of Suffolk County to Abraham Farrow, father to the said William Farrow, and grandfather to said Isaac Farrow, as by deeds, detc dated 5 Apr 1728 recorded 28 July, 1746. Deed Book 1, page 133

Simon was a tobacco planter, slave owner, and appraised real estate in the county.  He died in 1723 He and Elizabeth Pierce Luttrell had the following children: Simon, Jr.; John; Margret.  The children were not of age when Simon died.”

Other researchers show Simon Luttrell 1st married Margaret Churchill, daughter of Samuel Churchill (d.17 Feb 1702/03, Northumberland County, Virginia)
Margaret died before 1714.  She is the mother of his children.

Pg 34. Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book 1698-1705 Part One 1698-1699, Abstracted and compiled by John Frederick Dorman
At a Court held 26 April 1699 – Present: Wm. Peirce Gent., James Tayler Gent., Wm. Bridges Gent., Charles Ashton Gent;, justices.
. . .Simon Lutherall servant to Wm. Thompson, Clerk, is adjudged eighteen yeares of age and ordered to serve according to law.
Simon Luttrell is in Westmoreland County here in 1699 and 1723 (WILL).
Is this an indication that Simon's parents have died?
Westmoreland County, Va., Deeds & Will Bk.3,p.2--WILL of WILLIAM PIERCE Written: 24 Sept 1701 (This will was not probated though recorded)

Wife: Sarah
1. to dau., Mary Rowsey, now wife of Edward Rowsey, both of Esses County, Virginia.
2. to grandson, Samuel Bailey, son of John Bailey
3. to grandson, William Pierce, son of John Pierce dec'd, when 21 yrs. of age
4. to dau., Elizabeth Bridges
5. to dau., Margaret Graham
6. to Thomas Marson and Rachel, his wife, --1,000 lbs. of Tob.
Execucotrs: Thomas Marson and my grandson, William Pierce
Wit: Willliam Gray m, SIMON LUTTRELL, Elizabeth Bridges


Simon Luttrell Will dated 21 August 1723, probated 08 October 1723 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, (Will Book 7, Page 311, Reel 5)

In the name of God amen the twenty first of August in the year of Our Lord God 1723 - I Simon LUTTRELL of Washington parish in the County of Westmoreland planter being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recomend my soul into the hands of God that give it and for my body comend it to the earth to be buryed in a christain like and decent maner at the descrecion of my executrix nothing doubting but at the general reserreccon I shall receive the same again by Th. mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it ... pleased God to bless me in this life, I gave devise and dispose of the same in the following maner and form.

I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Simon LUTTERELL a negro wench commonly called and known by the name of Non, and if she bring a child, I desire that the first child that she brings may be given to my son John LUTTERELL, if in case she never bring a child I desire that my son John may have three thousand five hundred pounds of tobacco to be paid him at the day of marriage or when he comes of age.

Item - I give and bequeath to each of my sons a feather bed and furniture.

Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter Margrett LUTTERELL, a feather bed and furniture and two thousand weight of tobacco to be paid her upon day of marriage or when she comes of age.

Item - I give and bequeath to each of my sons and daughters a young mare.

Item - I desire that the orphan boy Thomas CANFIELD may be free at nineteen years of age according to his father’s desire.

Item - I give and bequeath to Elizabeth, my dear beloved wife all the rest of my personall estate during her life and after her decease to be equally divided between my two sons, Simon and John, like wise I constitute, make and ordain my wife my whole and sole Executrix of this my last will and testament.

Simon LUTTRELL (mark)
signed in the presentce of us
Jane PEIRSON (mark)

At a court held for the said County the 25th day of Sept 1723 - The last will and testament of Simon LUTTERELL dec’d was presented into court by Elizabeth his Exec. who made oath thereto and being proved by the oaths of the wittnesses thereto is admitted to record, and upon the ... of the said Elizabeth and her performing what is usual in such cases certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

Test: Thomas SARRELL ccprd

Recor date 8th day of Oct.,1723

P. Eunom CLEWERS (?)

Second Source:
Virginia County Records: Westmoreland County, Vol. I [database online] Provo, UT:, 2002. Original data: edit. Crozier, William Armstrong, Virginia County Records, New Series, Volume I, Westmoreland County. Hasbrouck Heights, NJ: The Genealogical Association, 1913.


Do all three of these records pertain to the same Simon Luttrell or are there other Simon Luttrells in VA at this time?

COUNTY ORDER BOOK, 1716-1718; pg 10
Westmoreland County Court 26th of September 1716
- PARKER v LUTTERILL Exo issued v Estate ye 1st of December 1716
Judgment is granted ALEXANDER PARKER againt SIMON LUTTERILL for the sum of one pound, three shillings and eleven pence sterling due by Account, ordered he pay the same with costs alias Execution

Symon Lotterell – 2 May 1705 Shown as being transported by Augustine Smith
From Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Vol 3, Nell Marion Nugent
May be a settler. Abbreviation used in book for servant not used for SL or other passengers. GL 180718

Westmoreland Co. Va Order Book 1698-1705 by John Frederick Dorman page 243a - [27 Sept 1704]
Mr. Wm. Graham did swear that he had good rights to claime lands for the importation of eight persons into this colony, 
Simon Letterell is listed and was assigned to George Eskridge.

Notes about George Eskridge (Geo. Washington named for him) 
"Col. George Eskridge came from Lancaster, England, who in 1670 was seized in Wales by press gang and who carried him aboard a ship bound for Virginia where he was sold to a planter as an indentured servant for 8 years. When freed, he returned to England to get his law degree and then came back to northern neck of Virginia between the Potomac and Rappahannock. He settled in Westmoreland County, VA in 1696. He was an eminent lawyer, served ten years as member of the house of Burgesses and a member of Quorum and King's Attorneys. His plantation of many thousand acres (land grants show 12,644 acres) was called Sandy Point and was located on the historic Potomac River. He played an important part in the life of our first President, George Washington.

"George Washington was undoubtedly named for him. Douglas S. Freeman so stated in his biography of Washington. Mary Hewes the mother of Mary Ball and of Mary's older half-sister, Elizabeth Johnson who married Samuel Bonum...named Colonel Eskridge as the guardian of Mary Ball. He served in this capacity from the time Mary was 13 years old until she married Augustine Washington. Mary Ball was reared in the home of Colonel Eskridge and her marriage to the father of the "Father of our Country" took place from our ancestor's home. It was George Eskridge who held their first born as he was christened George Washington. A highway marker near Sandy Point, Westmoreland County, VA attests to this fact." quoted from the book KIN OF MY GRANDCHILDREN by Judge Noble Littell.

There are no mentions of Simon Luttrell's father in any of the above documents, nor of a brother, Robert.