John CORPREW was the father of Samuel CORPREW of Beaufort County, North Carolina. Samuel was the father of Bathsheba CORPREW, who married Thomas JONES, and from whom many in eastern North Carolina descend.


From Norfolk County, Virginia Will Abstracts, 1710-1753
[p.143] JOHN CORPREW, Senr of the County of Norfolk …
Original Will.
dated 31 May 1739.
proved 19 June 1741, by Mr. Wm Nimmo, Jas Timberlake & Josh Russell & John & Mary Corprew.
… unto my Son John Corprew all that Messuage and Plantation whereon I now live with all Land and appurtenances …
… unto my said Son John Corprew two hundred Acres of Land more or less being the Computed half of a Patent of four hundred Acres Lying & being in Norfolk County up on Simons Creek Swamp … in Lieu an Recompence of Some Land Exchanged by my said Son John with me Lying in Black: water and hereafter given to my Son Johathan.
… unto my Sons John Corprew, Joshua Corprew & Matthew Corprew…. Equally divided between them All my Swamp Land adjoining on John Murdens Land upon this condition always that my said Son John Corprew or his heirs acknowledge assure & convey unto my Said Son Matthew … a Certain piece or parcel of Woodland ground by Estimation about Eight or ten Acres Lying between the old field of the plantation wherein I now live and the Old field commonly called Dickssons old field But in Case my said Son John or his heirs fail or Refuse to Convey the said Woodland ground to my said Son Matthew … Then it is my will and deisre & I declare it to be my Intent & meaning That John’s part of the Swamp land given as aforsd fall and Remain to my said Sons Joshua and Matthew …
… to my Son William Corprew the Plantation he now lives upon with Two hundred Acres of Land belonging my said Son William Should happen to die Without any Child or Children or their Issue living at the time of his decease or in Ventre Sa Mire, Then … to my said thereto be the Same more or less … But in Case Sons Joshua and Matthew Corprews …
… to my Son Thomas Corprew the Plantation he now liveth upon with the Land thereto belonging being contained in two patents together also with fifty Acres of the Land purchased by me of James Tooly the Same to be taken next adjoining to the said plantation untill the quantity is Compleated …
… unto my said Son Joshua Corprew the plantation he now [p.144] liveth upon with the Land thereto belonging to a line markt a Cross the Ridge …
… unto my Son Jonathan Corprew the Plantation and Land which I bought of Henry Simmons as also the plantation & Land which I purchased of James Tooly containing by Estimation two hundred Acres more or less Except fifty Acres thereof given to my Son Thomas as aforsaid …
… unto my Son Samuel Corprew my Plantation in North Carolina Pamplico River … my said Son Samuel paying yearly & each year to my beloved wife Mary four barrels of good Merchantable beef …
… unto my Son Matthew Corprew the Old Plantation whereon John Dickson formerly lived from my Son Joshua’s line that goes across the Ridge and adjoining on the Old field of the Plantation whereon I now live Straight Across the Ridge … likewise … all my Land and Houses Lying on the South side of the Casway at the Great Bridge in Norfolk County …
… unto my Daughter Eleanor Peyton five pounds …
… unto my Sons John, William, Thomas, Joshua, Jonathan and Samuel Corprew all –(torn)– my Land with the Appurtenances Lying at the Great Bridge and not hereby already given …
… appoint my well beloved wife Mary and my Sons John, & Thomas Corprews Executrix & Executor.
witnesses: William Nimmo, Jr.
Abraham Robertson.
James Timberlake.
Jos Russell.
Jesse Sikes.
John Corprew.
Wax Seal.