Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

James Legg

Male 1754 - 1822  (68 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  James Legg was born 8 Aug 1754, Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia (son of Fortunatus Legg and Hannah Smith); died 8 Nov 1822, Prince William County, Virginia.

    James married Elizabeth Hughes Abt 1774, Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia. Elizabeth (daughter of Edward Hughes and Elizabeth Grigsby) was born 13 Jan 1758, Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia; died 1823, Prince William County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Elijah Legg was born 4 Jan 1775, Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia; died 17 Jul 1835, Alexandria, Virginia.
    2. Margaret Legg was born Abt 1778, Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia; died Aft 1802, Wood County, West Virginia.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Fortunatus Legg was born 6 Apr 1723, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia (son of Thomas Legg and Sarah Davenport); died 18 Jun 1804, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia.

    Notes:

    ===
    1765 Dettingen Parish: Thomas Hogan 3 226a, Thomas Legg Junr 1,
    Fortunatus Legg 1, William Legg 1, John Reeve 1 125a.

    Fortunatus married Hannah Smith Abt 1746, Prince William County, Virginia. Hannah was born 1729; died 30 Nov 1816, Prince William County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Hannah Smith was born 1729; died 30 Nov 1816, Prince William County, Virginia.
    Children:
    1. Ambrose Legg was born 1750, Prince William County, Virginia.
    2. Elijah Legg was born 1753, Prince William County, Virginia; died 24 Sep 1832, Perry Twp., Franklin County, Ohio.
    3. 1. James Legg was born 8 Aug 1754, Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia; died 8 Nov 1822, Prince William County, Virginia.
    4. John Legg was born 1755, Prince William County, Virginia.
    5. William Legg was born Bef 1759, Prince William County, Virginia; died 22 Jul 1833, Culpeper County, Virginia.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Thomas Legg was born Bef 1693, Northumberland County, Virginia; died Aft 1755, Prince William County, Virginia.

    Notes:

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    1714-1720 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 7; Antient Press: (Page 413)
    KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee THOS: LEGG, SARAH LEGG, THOMAS SCURLOCK & GEO: DAVENPORT of County of Richmond are held & firmly bound unto the Worspll. his Maties: Justices of the Peace for sd: county in the full & just sume of One hundred pounds Sterling to the wch: paymt: well & truly to be made wee bind ourselves our heirs firmly by these presents; Sealed with our wales and Dated ye 3d, day of June 1719
    THE CONDITION of this obligation is such that if the above bound THOMAS LEGG & SARAH LEGG, formerly SARAH STONUM, Admrs. of all the goods chattles & creditts of WM: STONUM deced., doe make a true & perfect Inventory of all the goods chattles & creditts of the sd: deced., and the same so made doe exhibitt into the County Court of Richmond at such time as they shall be thereto required by sd: Court; And the same goods chattles & creditts doe well & truly administer according to Law; And further doe make a just & true accot: of their actings and doings therein when thereto required by sd: Court; And shall deliver & pay unto such p:sons respectively as the Justices by their order or Judgmt. shall direct pursuant to the Laws in that case made & provided; And if it shall hereafter appear that any Last Will and Testament was made by the sd: deced., and the Exr. or Exrs. therein named doe exhibitt the same in the sd: Court makeing request to have it allowed and approved, accordingly if the amt THOMAS LEGG & SARAH LEGG being thereunto required doe render & deliver up their Letters of Admon., approbation of such Testamt being first had & made in sd: Court, Then this obligation to be void and of none effect, otherwise to remain in full force & vertue
    Signed Sealed & Dd. in the presence of (no witnesses recorded)
    THO: LEGG SARAH signs LEGG
    Acknowledged in Richmond County Court GEO: DAVENPORT the Third day of June 1719 by THOMAS LEGG THO. SCURLOCK SARAH LEGG, GEORGE DAVENPORT & THOMAS SCURLOCK d ordered to be recorded
    Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
    ===
    1718-1719 Richmond Co VA Order Book 8; Antient Press: (Page 115)
    Richmond County Court 3d of June 1719
    - LEGG p Admon STONUM's Estate
    THOMAS LEGG and SARAH his Wife, formerly SARAH STONUM, came into Court and made Oath that WILLIAM STONUM departed this life without makeing any Will soe farr as they know or beieve and on their Petition and giveing security for their just and faithfull administration of the Decedent's Estate Certifcate is granted them for obtaining Letters of Administratiion in due forme
    - LEGG's Ack, Bond
    THOMAS LEGG, SARAH LEGG, GEORGE DEVENPORT and THOMAS SCURLOCK came into Court and aknowledged their Bond for the said THOMAS LEGG and SARAH LEGG's just and faithfull administration of the Estate of WILLIAM STONUM, deced, which is ordered to be recorded
    - STONUM's Estate to be appraised
    WILLIAM WHITE, THOMAS DUR- HAM, JOHN LAWSON and JEREMIAH GREENHAM or any three of them sometime between this and the next Court are appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of WILLIAM STONUM, deced., in money, which shall be presented to their view and make report thereof to the said next Court; WILLIAM DOWNMAN, Gent. or any other Justice of the Peace for this County, is requested to administer an Oath to the Appraisers for their true appraisment of the Decedent's Estate as also to THOMAS LEGG and SARAH LEGG formerly called SARAH STONUM, the Administrators, for their true discovery thereof
    ===
    Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber M; 1749 - 1752; pp 73-74
    KNOW ALL MEN by these presents yt I THOMAS LEGG of Dittingen Parish in Prince William County stand bound unto JOSEPH PETTY of ye sd Parish & County in the just sum of One thousand pounds Current money of Virginia this twenty eight day of March in the year 1750,
    THE CONDITION of ye above obligation is that if THOMAS LEGG shall for himself his heirs and assigns forever quit having any claim to ye Estate of JOHN LEGG and CHRISTOPHER PETTY both deced or shall by any ways or means causing any disturbance to come upon the above named JOSEPH PETTY but shall for himself his heirs forever renounce any claim to the Estate of JOHN LEGG & CHRISTOPHER PETTY deced yt then this obligation to be void but if otherwise to remain in force in presence of JOHN METCALFE, THOMAS LEGG
    THOS. RENO, JOHN CARGILLS
    At a Court continued and held for the County of Prince William the 24th day of April 1750 This bond was proved by the oaths of the Witnesses thereto & admitted to record

    Thomas married Sarah Davenport Bef 3 Jun 1719, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia. Sarah (daughter of George Davenport and Ruth Sydnor) was born Bef 1697, Lancaster County, Virginia; died Aft 1736, Prince William County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Sarah Davenport was born Bef 1697, Lancaster County, Virginia (daughter of George Davenport and Ruth Sydnor); died Aft 1736, Prince William County, Virginia.

    Notes:

    ===
    1714-1720 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 7; Antient Press: (Page 413)
    KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee THOS: LEGG, SARAH LEGG, THOMAS SCURLOCK & GEO: DAVENPORT of County of Richmond are held & firmly bound unto the Worspll. his Maties: Justices of the Peace for sd: county in the full & just sume of One hundred pounds Sterling to the wch: paymt: well & truly to be made wee bind ourselves our heirs firmly by these presents; Sealed with our wales and Dated ye 3d, day of June 1719
    THE CONDITION of this obligation is such that if the above bound THOMAS LEGG & SARAH LEGG, formerly SARAH STONUM, Admrs. of all the goods chattles & creditts of WM: STONUM deced., doe make a true & perfect Inventory of all the goods chattles & creditts of the sd: deced., and the same so made doe exhibitt into the County Court of Richmond at such time as they shall be thereto required by sd: Court; And the same goods chattles & creditts doe well & truly administer according to Law; And further doe make a just & true accot: of their actings and doings therein when thereto required by sd: Court; And shall deliver & pay unto such p:sons respectively as the Justices by their order or Judgmt. shall direct pursuant to the Laws in that case made & provided; And if it shall hereafter appear that any Last Will and Testament was made by the sd: deced., and the Exr. or Exrs. therein named doe exhibitt the same in the sd: Court makeing request to have it allowed and approved, accordingly if the amt THOMAS LEGG & SARAH LEGG being thereunto required doe render & deliver up their Letters of Admon., approbation of such Testamt being first had & made in sd: Court, Then this obligation to be void and of none effect, otherwise to remain in full force & vertue
    Signed Sealed & Dd. in the presence of (no witnesses recorded)
    THO: LEGG SARAH signs LEGG
    Acknowledged in Richmond County Court GEO: DAVENPORT the Third day of June 1719 by THOMAS LEGG THO. SCURLOCK SARAH LEGG, GEORGE DAVENPORT & THOMAS SCURLOCK d ordered to be recorded
    Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
    ===
    1718-1719 Richmond Co VA Order Book 8; Antient Press: (Page 115)
    Richmond County Court 3d of June 1719
    - LEGG p Admon STONUM's Estate
    THOMAS LEGG and SARAH his Wife, formerly SARAH STONUM, came into Court and made Oath that WILLIAM STONUM departed this life without makeing any Will soe farr as they know or beieve and on their Petition and giveing security for their just and faithfull administration of the Decedent's Estate Certifcate is granted them for obtaining Letters of Administratiion in due forme
    - LEGG's Ack, Bond
    THOMAS LEGG, SARAH LEGG, GEORGE DEVENPORT and THOMAS SCURLOCK came into Court and aknowledged their Bond for the said THOMAS LEGG and SARAH LEGG's just and faithfull administration of the Estate of WILLIAM STONUM, deced, which is ordered to be recorded
    - STONUM's Estate to be appraised
    WILLIAM WHITE, THOMAS DUR- HAM, JOHN LAWSON and JEREMIAH GREENHAM or any three of them sometime between this and the next Court are appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of WILLIAM STONUM, deced., in money, which shall be presented to their view and make report thereof to the said next Court; WILLIAM DOWNMAN, Gent. or any other Justice of the Peace for this County, is requested to administer an Oath to the Appraisers for their true appraisment of the Decedent's Estate as also to THOMAS LEGG and SARAH LEGG formerly called SARAH STONUM, the Administrators, for their true discovery thereof

    Children:
    1. Ruth Legg was born 25 Mar 1721, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia.
    2. Elizabeth Legg was born 7 Oct 1722, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia.
    3. 2. Fortunatus Legg was born 6 Apr 1723, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia; died 18 Jun 1804, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia.
    4. Sarah Legg was born 12 Oct 1725, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia; died 1 Jun 1780, Richmond County, Virginia.
    5. Davenport Legg was born 8 Sep 1728, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia; died Mar 1761, Fauquier County, Virginia.
    6. George Legg was born 18 Mar 1732/33, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia; died Aft 1798, Fauquier County, Virginia.
    7. Thomas Legg was born 11 Apr 1737, Prince William County, Virginia; died Aft 1782, Prince William County, Virginia.


Generation: 4

    Children:
    1. James Legg was born 1688, Northumberland County, Virginia; died Aft 1735, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia.
    2. 4. Thomas Legg was born Bef 1693, Northumberland County, Virginia; died Aft 1755, Prince William County, Virginia.
    3. Elizabeth Legg was born Bef 1708, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia.
    4. William Legg was born Bef 1692; died 11 Feb 1712/13, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory.

  1. 10.  George Davenport was born Bef 1668, Lancaster County, Virginia (son of John Davenport and Margaret Sydnor); died 3 Mar 1734/35, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - Probate.

    Notes:

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    North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Wills {Robert K. Headley, Jr}
    George DAVENPORT, NFP, will; 22 Sep 1734, 3 Mar 1734/35 s-i-1 John TILLERY and Margaret his wife 150 ac. of land, after their deaths, plant. to go to grson. George TILLERY; remaining land to grson. William STONUM; grdau. Winifred RICE; Sarah MITCHEL (dau. of Robert MITCHEL); wife Ruth; no ex; wits: Robert MITCHEL, John STONUM, Daniel SCURLOCK. [George DAVENPORT was the son of John and Margaret DAVENPORT of Lanc. Co. WLC, p.64.].
    - George DAVENPORT, inv; 7 Apr 1735. p.257 - William WOODCOCK, inv; 7 Apr 1735.
    ===
    Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
    DAVENPORT, William (Of St. Mary's White Chapel). Will. 2 March 1710/11. Rec. 9 Jan. 1716.
    Wife Rachel, and child unborn. Sons: John and William, all my land in Richmond county; youngest son Wood Davenport my now dwelling and plantation. Extrs. Wife, brothers George and Fortunatus. Wits. Wm. Payne, Jas. Wood, Rachel Wood. W.B. 10, p. 188.
    Inventory & Appraisal above estate 10 Jan. 1716. Rec. 13 Mch. 1716. proved by Rachel and Geo. Davenport, Extrs. W.B. 10, p. 190.
    ===
    Lancaster County VA OB 1686-1696 #32141 p. 124A 12 April 1693 Upon the petition of George DAVENPORT he marrieing Ruth SIDNOR daughter of Mr Fortunatus SIDNOR (decd) for the Estate belonging to his sd wife out of her said fathers Estate in the possession of Mr. William LAWRENCE he marrieing the widdow and relict of said SIDNER. It is therefore ordered that the same be first both paid and delivered by the said LAWRENCE unto the said George DAVENPORT wth cost als exor.
    ===
    Richmond County Wills 5:252, 255, 22 Sep 1734, 3 Mar 1734/5. George Davenport of Northfarnham Parish. Wife Ruth; s-in-l John Tillery and Margaret his wife 150 a. of land, after their deaths, plant. to go to grson. George Tillery; remaining land to grson, William Stonum; grdau.
    Winifred Rice; Sarah Mitchel (dau of Robert Mitchel). no ex. Wit:
    Robert Mitchel, John Stonum, Daniel Scurlock. Inventory 7 Apr 1735.
    ===
    Richmond County Deeds 9:253. LEGG'S bond & Admin. of DAVENPORT'S Estate. 2 Feb 1735/6. Thomas LEGG, John HIGHTOWER and Charles DODSON made bond of 100 Sterling "The Condition of this Obligation is such
    that if the above bound Thomas LEGG Admr of all the goods Chtes &
    Credits of Ruth DAVENPORT decd do make or cause to be Made a True & Pfect Inventory ... deliver up his Letters of Administration ...
    ===
    Old Rappahannock Co Va Order Book - 1687-1689; Antient Press: pg 113
    - Rappahannock County Court 6th of March 1688
    - Upon the Peticon of GEO: DAVENPORT, Son of JOHN DAVENPORT, It is ordered that a certain Tract of land formerly purchased by the sd JOHN DAVENPORT from BENJA: HALL & lying in this County be survayed by Mr. EDWIN CONWAY according to the bounds conteyned in a Patent granted for the same
    ===
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    1694-1697 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 216)
    Richmond County Court 7th of April 1697
    - Ordered that the Deed for Land acknowledged in this Court by JOHN SOAR as Attorney of SAMUEL PHILLIPS of LONDON, Merchant. unto GEORGE DAVENPORT. WILLIAM DAVENPORT and FORTUNATUS DAVENPORT be recorded
    - Ordered that the Bond for Performance of Covenants passed by SIBILLA HALL of LIMHOUSE & SAMUEL PHILLIPS of LONDON, Merchant, unto GEORGE DAVENPORT, WILLIAM DAVENPORT tx FORTUNATUS DAVENPORT and acknowledged by JOHN SOAR, Attorney of the said SAMUEL PHILLIPS, be recorded
    - Ordered that the Power of Attorney made by SAMUEL PHILLIPS unto JOHN SOAR be recorded
    ===
    1714-1720 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 7; Antient Press: (Page 413)
    KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee THOS: LEGG, SARAH LEGG, THOMAS SCURLOCK & GEO: DAVENPORT of County of Richmond are held & firmly bound unto the Worspll. his Maties: Justices of the Peace for sd: county in the full & just sume of One hundred pounds Sterling to the wch: paymt: well & truly to be made wee bind ourselves our heirs firmly by these presents; Sealed with our wales and Dated ye 3d, day of June 1719
    THE CONDITION of this obligation is such that if the above bound THOMAS LEGG & SARAH LEGG, formerly SARAH STONUM, Admrs. of all the goods chattles & creditts of WM: STONUM deced., doe make a true & perfect Inventory of all the goods chattles & creditts of the sd: deced., and the same so made doe exhibitt into the County Court of Richmond at such time as they shall be thereto required by sd: Court; And the same goods chattles & creditts doe well & truly administer according to Law; And further doe make a just & true accot: of their actings and doings therein when thereto required by sd: Court; And shall deliver & pay unto such p:sons respectively as the Justices by their order or Judgmt. shall direct pursuant to the Laws in that case made & provided; And if it shall hereafter appear that any Last Will and Testament was made by the sd: deced., and the Exr. or Exrs. therein named doe exhibitt the same in the sd: Court makeing request to have it allowed and approved, accordingly if the amt THOMAS LEGG & SARAH LEGG being thereunto required doe render & deliver up their Letters of Admon., approbation of such Testamt being first had & made in sd: Court, Then this obligation to be void and of none effect, otherwise to remain in full force & vertue
    Signed Sealed & Dd. in the presence of (no witnesses recorded)
    THO: LEGG SARAH signs LEGG
    Acknowledged in Richmond County Court GEO: DAVENPORT the Third day of June 1719 by THOMAS LEGG THO. SCURLOCK SARAH LEGG, GEORGE DAVENPORT & THOMAS SCURLOCK d ordered to be recorded
    Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
    ===
    http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=308&last=309&g_p=G2 &collection=NN Grant
    Title Devonport, George.
    Publication 30 September 1699.
    Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
    Note Location: Richmond County.
    Description: 555 acres upon the head branches of Moratico Creek.
    Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 308-309 (Reel 288).
    ===
    http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=300&last=301&g_p=G2 &collection=NN Grant
    Title Hill, John.
    Publication 30 March 1699.
    Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
    Note Location: Richmond County.
    Description: 111 acres adjoining George Devenport, crossing two branches of Marattico.
    Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 300-301 (Reel 288).
    ===
    http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=236&last=&g_p=G5&co llection=NN Grant
    Title Walker, William.
    Publication 19 April 1718.
    Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
    Note Location: Richmond County.
    Description: 100 acres adjoining land of George Deavenport, and John Scurlock.
    Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 5, 1713-1719, p. 237 (Reel 289).
    Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Grants No. 5, 1713-1719, p. 236 (Reel 289). (reverse).

    George married Ruth Sydnor Bef 12 Apr 1693, Lancaster County, Virginia. Ruth (daughter of Fortunatus Sydnor and Johanna Lawson) was born 24 Aug 1676, Lancaster County, Virginia; died Aft 1736, Lancaster County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 11.  Ruth Sydnor was born 24 Aug 1676, Lancaster County, Virginia (daughter of Fortunatus Sydnor and Johanna Lawson); died Aft 1736, Lancaster County, Virginia.

    Notes:

    ===
    North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Wills {Robert K. Headley, Jr}
    George DAVENPORT, NFP, will; 22 Sep 1734, 3 Mar 1734/35 s-i-1 John TILLERY and Margaret his wife 150 ac. of land, after their deaths, plant. to go to grson. George TILLERY; remaining land to grson. William STONUM; grdau. Winifred RICE; Sarah MITCHEL (dau. of Robert MITCHEL); wife Ruth; no ex; wits: Robert MITCHEL, John STONUM, Daniel SCURLOCK. [George DAVENPORT was the son of John and Margaret DAVENPORT of Lanc. Co. WLC, p.64.].
    - George DAVENPORT, inv; 7 Apr 1735. p.257 - William WOODCOCK, inv; 7 Apr 1735.

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Davenport was born Bef 1696, Lancaster County, Virginia; died 10 Feb 1783, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate.
    2. 5. Sarah Davenport was born Bef 1697, Lancaster County, Virginia; died Aft 1736, Prince William County, Virginia.
    3. Margaret Davenport was born Bef 1699, Lancaster County, Virginia; died Aft 1736, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia.
    4. Fortunatus Davenport was born Bef 1713, Lancaster County, Virginia.