I know a little bit about Eme Johnson. I have notes taken about her in the files of several of the men she was married to or took care of.
The first indication that I have ever found for her was her marriage to James Fuckett as Aveline Lambe in St. Dunstanís parish, Stepney on 8 June, 1651.
The film of the original marriage record for these parents is not available. The records have been abstracted and published, and give this information:
June 8, 1651: James Fuckett of Yarmouth in ye Isle of Wighte, Marriner & Avesline Lambe of Wapping, M.
The births of two children are recorded in St. Dunstanís
"William Son of James ffugatt of Greenbanks and Anne uxor" ("uxor" = his wife) on May 23 1652
"James, Sonne of James ffaugate of ___ittstreet, Marriner, & Amy uxor" on 18 Dec 1653.
Then I found just recently a marriage record here on Genforum
Eme Fuckett of Greenbanks married at the age of 28 (widowed) Nicholas Johnson of Greenbanks, mariner aged 26 years on December 29 1656 in Stepney. Found on GenForum. Entry 2377. She says Source is a film of the LDS library: 597246.
For a long time I thought that she had been the wife of Daniel Johnson, an apparent brother to William Johnson of Virginia. I still believe that William Johnson was connected to her husband, but I donít know exactly how.
This may be the Nicholas Johnson we are looking for. I have not looked into him yet, other than a general internet search. The date fits very well into the timeline and the location of Rappahannock County.
1666 Transported Nicholas Johnson trans by John Weire Rappa Co. 1666 CPv2 Transports Re organized from Linda Starrs research by Counties and Rivers
Then she shows up in 1669 in Virginia. It appears that she was hired to take care of John Cox since he speaks twice about her wages.
1669 2 March, 1669 Eme Johnson signs as Testator to John Cox's appointment of John Mott as his attorney. Essex County Deeds and Wills 1695--1699 book found in the the Allen County Library
1669 9 November, 1669 Will of John Cox in the Essex County Deeds and Wills 1695--1699 book found in the the Allen County Library Listed as John Cox of the county of Rappahannock
it I give unto Eme Johnson two cows and one feather bed whereon she now lieth and I farther devise she be paid other two Cowes it being in lieu of her Wages
it I give unto James Fuckett, Sonne of the said Eme, one cow or heifer to be delivered with his mother's legacie in Aprill one thousand six hundred seventy & one, but her wages to be delivered in Januarie next after the date hereof
John Cox of Old Rapphannock County who willed to Em Johnson was the brother of William Cox
"William Cox, brother of John Cox whose will dated "9th day of November in the year of our Lord 1669" and recorded in Essex County, Virginia, 10 February, 1695, constitutes and ordains "my well-beloved kinsman, Henry Cox, the sonne of my brother, William Cox, and now present in Virginia, my sole [executor] of this my last will and Testament"
Then before January 3, 1670 she takes another husband, Richard Loes of Old Rappahannock County.
1670 January 3 1670 witness to letter of attorney where Richard Loes signs to Eme Loes power of attaroney, that dated 14 November 1670 Old Rappahannock County Deed Book 1668-1672 found in Allen County Library
1670 February 18 1670 Eme Loes signs power of attorney to Thomas Ones and mentions her husband Rich: Loes a witness is William Johnson Old Rappahannock County Deed Book 1668-1672 found in Allen County Library
Perhaps this is the same man. Capt. Robt. WINTOR, Master of Ark (with Capt. Rich. LOWE)
Warrants Lib. 1, page 110 and Lib. A.B.H., page 94. Master of "The Ark". Late of St. Mary's County, Maryland, died prioe to May 2,1659. John Medley Admr. Maryland Archives Vol. 4, page 57, 74. Maryland Historical Society Magazine Vol. 1, No.4, page 354. 1906
1670 March 1 1670 Power of Attorney from Robert Bishop to Jno. Patterson to acknowledge a deed of sale of 200 acres of land to Eme Johnson and now called Eme Loes Old Rappahannock County Deed Book 1668-1672 found in Allen County Library
1670 Mrs. Eme Johnson, 286 acs. Rappa. Co., S. side of sd. Riv., adj. land formerly Hil's and Sharpe's; u Yorker br., &c; 18 Apr. 1670, p. 302 Patent book no 6 in Cavaliers and Pioneers Trans of 6 pers; Jno. Dilyard, Robert Warren, Peter Higgins, Robt. Taylor, Harry England, Peter Rombolt.
From Essex County Deeds and Wills 1714-1717 No 15, page 23
"Jury's report on processioning the bounds of Craswell's land."
By order of Essex Court dated 19 July 1716 the subscribers surveyed and processioned the land of James Craswell in So. Far. Par. granted by pat. 18 Apl. 1670 to Amy Johnson. The land adjs a little branch of Yorker swamp. Another part of Craswells land adj line of a patent granted to John Sharp. Dated 15 Aug, 1716. Ja. Edmondson, James Boughn, Jr., Henry Alcocke, James Webb, Dan'll Browne, Edward Smart, Wm St. John, Henry Perkins, John Adcocke, Tho. Bryan, John Dyke, Richard x Dobbins Ro Brooke, Junr, D S E C (Deputy Surveyor of Essex County)
Rec 22 March, 1716/17
1669/16702 March 1669/1670 an acknowledgement of the sale of land to Eme Johnson by Arthur Hodges as marrying the relict of Evan Davies formerly the wife of Cyprean Bishop Old Rappahannock County Deed Book 1668-1672 found in Allen County Library
1670 May 6 1670 bill of sale for 200 acres of land from Robert Bishop of the Pish of Farneham in the County of Rappa to Mrs Eme Johnson of ye Pish and County aaforesaid Old Rappahannock County Deed Book 1668-1672 found in Allen County Library
Virginia county Court Records Deed Abstracts of Old Rappahannock county, Virginia (Part I of 1672-1676 Transcript) Ruth and Sam Sparacio Copyright 1989
Know All Men that I Richard Loes and Eme my Wife of the Parish of Rarnham in the county of Rappa. for divers good causes have granted and confirmed unto Edward Adcock of the Parish and County aforesaid all our right and interest of two hundred acres of land in the County and Parish aforesaid from us our heirs and administratorz unto the said Edward Adcock his heirs and assignes forever wch land was formerly granted to Cyprian Bishop To have and to hold the aforesaid 200 acres of land with all proffitts and priviledges thereunto belonging eith all cleare grounds fences orchards and houses in as large and effecturall manner as it was granted to Cyprian Bishop deceased by Pattent bearing date the 18th of March 1662 and further wee the said Richard Loes and Eme Loes doe obliege ourselves our heirs that the sd Edward Adcock his heirs and assignes shall quietly occupy and enjoy all and every part and parcell of the said land forever and to warrent the said sale against any person or persons..........In testimony of the truth wee have hereunto set our hands and seals the 28th day of January 1672
in presence of Will: Blear Richd. Loes
Henry Aubrey Em Loes
Recognit in Cu: Com Rappa 5 die March 1672
The consideration of this Recongnizance is 6000 lbs of tobacco and one Breeding mare which is acknowledged in Open Court by Edward Adcock to be recorded,
1674 2 May 1674 William Johnson signs a power of attorney over to Thomas Gaines to acknowledge a sale of land one of the witnesses is Dorothy Pettit (Old) Rappahannock county Deed Book 1672-1676 Part II found in the Allen County Library (My note: See this connection of William Johnson to Dorothy Pettit)
1675 Henry Woodnett (Woodnott), 750 acs., Rappa co., S. side Rappa.Riv., some 4 miles into the woods: 4 Oct. 1675, p. 565 Patent book no 6 in Cavaliers and Pioneers. In a forke of the Beaver Dam Sw., by Goodman Spurtin's plantation; over the Roade to Mrs. Emy Johnson; to Mr. Harwarr & Cox; to Mr. Bowler, to Randall Curtice (Curtis). &c. 460 acs granted Mr. Tho. Harwarr and Nich. Cox. and sold to sd. Woodnott; 290 acs for trans of 6 Negroes.
Captain Richard Loes left his entire estate in MD to his son-in-law (stepson) James Fugate "Fuckett" incorrectly transcribed as "James Tackett". Loes left James his deceased mother's pewter, 2 Christian man-servants, cattle, horses, etc. and the right to live at his Rappahannock co. plantation for 4 years. James married Dorothy a few months after Loes death and they lived in Rapp. Co for about 4 years before going to Baltimore Co. MD to check out his inheritance. One of the man-servants that he inherited mut have been Thomas Wallingford. Loes had bought or patented land with Rice Jones in Rapp. Co. They lived next to each other. Rice Jones' Christian servant was John Powell. James Fugate and Dorothy came home to VA in 1685 and soon separated. Fugate ran off to Henrico Co with John Powell's dau. Martha and married her in 1694. They went to NC where upon hearing that Dorothy Fugate's stepfather, Thomas Gaines, had died in 1699 (who had a life interest in her inherited land), James hired an attorney to try to sell the land, claiming that he was entitled to it by marriage to Dorothy. He stated that they had been separated 16 years but that she was still his wife.
Name: Richard Loes
Date: 20 April, 1675
Date: 7 July, 1675
To son-in-law James Sacket , estate in Maryland; to son-in-law Henry Williamson , land in Rappahannock, formerly bought of Richard Bennett and Henry Corbin ; executor Henry Williamson ; witnesses Mary Hodges , Richard Grenstead , Edward Thomas .
Note regarding his speaking of his son-in-law (stepson), James Sacket. In other transcriptions I have seen it written as James Tacket. Apparently it was James Facket or Fucket.
So apparently Eme Lambe Fugate Johnson Loes died between 28 January, 1672 and 20 April, 1675 at about the age of 51.
Interesting enough, in Mary Fugateís Fugate papers, there is a map that places the land that James Fugate (Fuckett) had very near the land of Peter Fugate. I have seen it but did not copy it.
So I donít know if there was a connection between the two Fugates, James and Peter, but I thought that was a very interesting coincidence if indeed it was a coincidence that their lands were so close together.
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