I am not researching this family, just entering information from the book "Historical Atlas of Westmoreland County, VA" by David Eaton, 1942:
"The other church in this parish was Nomini, built on land patented by Thomas Youell July 2, 16598, and who probably helped establish the first church and granted the lanbd for the Glebe to Cople Parish. His granbdson, Youell Watts (or Watkins) gave one acre of land to the parish for a church site, August 25, 1702, specifying that the edifice be built where his grandfather, Major Thomas Youell, and other members of his family were buried. Thomas Youell patented 500 acres of land October 19, 1653."
In another chapter:
"Capt. Thomas Youell, born in 1615, married Anne, daughter of Thomas Sturman, a cooper. She married secondly, John Hull. He came into possession of several tracts of land. He bacame a Justice of Westmoreland County, and is buried under the present Mt. Holly Church with several other members of his family. One acre of land was deeded for the church by Youell Watkins. Youell Watts was his real name, and I find no reason assigned for his change of the spelling. Thomas Youell patented 780 acres July 2, 1669. He made his will December 7, 1694; proved May 29, 1695. Thomas Youell first patented 300 acres September 16, 1651, now part of Bushfield, and the land on which the residence of Mark S. Willing now stands. He sold this land to Rice Maddox and after several other transfers, it came to George Durant, who sold to Richard and Thomas Bushrod. The Bushrods repatented for 720 acres April 10, 1665."
On another page:
Thomas Yowell patented 500 acres October 19, 1653. He came with his wife Ann Yowell, Senr., Ann Yowell, Junr., Thomas Yowell, William Yowell, and himself as headrights to Thomas Hobkins. This appears to have been his entire family. Anne Yowell, his wife, was a daughter of Thomas Sturman."
"John Sturman (Thomas?) patented 300 acres Sept. 15, 1651, and he assigns the land to Thomas Youell, January 12, 1652."
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