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

Richard Lancaster

Male 1745 - 1815  (70 years)


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  • Name Richard Lancaster 
    Born 1745  St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1815  St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I005868  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2020 

    Father Robert Lancaster,   b. 1720, Surry County, Virginia or Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1785, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Mary Mallory,   b. 1725, Va Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F04121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joannah Singleton,   b. 1748, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1823, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F04160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lancaster, Richard (1745-1815)
      Son of Robert & Mary (Mallory) Lancaster
      Spouse: Johanna Singleton, d/o Daniel and Susannah (Mason) Singleton St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia
      Lineage: Richard>Robert>(?Richard>Robert)
      · 1745*Hanover County, Virginia, Vital Records
      Richard Lancaster (b. abt. 1745 Hanover County, Virginia-d. March 30th 1815 Orange County, Virginia)
      Johanna Singleton (b. bef. 1757 St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia-d. February 24th 1823 Orange County, Virginia)
      · 1760*Orange County, Virginia, Tythables (1734-1782),
      County Court Judgments, November 1760, Box 29... Richard Lankester, chg. 1 Tythables
      Robert Lankester, chg. 1 tythables.
      · 1777*Orange County, Virginia Marriage Records, pg. 5 (Deed Book 17, pg. 469)
      Richard Lancaster married Johanna Singleton March 30th 1777 St. Thomas Parish, page 469.
      Found in Deed Book 17. Both in St. Thomas's Parish. Notation: (Minister?) by Banns.
      · 1779*Orange County, Virginia, Road Orders (1750-1800) by Anne Brush Miller
      May 27th 1779, pg. 107… Ordered that the following hands do work under Benjamin Johnson overseer of the road from the run at the meetinghouse to Poplar Bridge to wit the said Johnson’s, Joseph Smiths, Zach Burnley, Edward Dearing, Robert Dearing, William Fearney, Stephen Easton, Richard Land, and Richard Lancaster.
      · 1780*Orange County, Virginia, Deed Abstract Book 17, pg. 290-292 (1778-1786), by Sparacio
      On margin. "Exd. & Deld. to Richard Webb, March 1795". Indenture March 1st 1780 between Thomas Lucas and Lois his wife and Daniel Singleton for 500 pounds ... grant 198-acres on branches of Mine Run bounded Beaverdam: James Faulconer: Timothy Conner: Benjamin Head. Witnesses: Rowland Thomas, William Wright, and Richard Lancaster. Recorded, March 23rd 1780 pg. 290-292
      · 1781*Orange County, Virginia, Court Records, Deed Abstract (1778-1786), by Sparacio
      Indenture September 11th 1781, between John Conner and Lucy, his wife, and Uriah Proctor for 100 pounds sold 120-acres on branches of Terry's run: Borders: Richard Lancaster: new line surveyed for Rachel Conner: John Collins. Signed, John & Lucy Conner. Witnesses: John Proctor, Ben. Hiatt, Robert Lancaster, Richard Cn. Webb. Recorded, April 25th 1782, pg. 69-71.
      · 1781*Orange County, Virginia, Court Records, Deed Abstract 18, pg. 71-73 (1778-1786), by Sparacio
      On margin, "Origl. deld. Rd. Lancaster September 3rd 1808" Indenture September 11th 1781 between John Conner and Lucy, his wife and Richard Lancaster for 100 pounds sold 100-acres on branches of Terry's run, Lick Branch; Uriah Proctor: Rachel Conner. Signed, John & Lucy Conner. Witnesses: John Proctor, Ben. Hiatt, Robert Lancaster, and Richard Cn. Webb. Recorded, Apr. 25th 1782, pg. 71-73.
      · Orange County, Virginia Tythables (1734-1782), by Barbara Vines Little
      Listed Richard Lancaster with 1 free male-1 horse-3 Cattle, Robert Lancaster listed with 1 free male- 3 horses-7 cattle, Robert Lancaster Jr. listed a free male-1 horse.
      · 1782*Orange County, Virginia, Land Tax Books (1782-1790), by Ruth and Sam Sparacio
      Ambrose Madison return for 1782, pg. 7… Richard Lancaster owned 100-acres… value per acres (3)… L. (15) S. (0)… L. (0) S. (3) D. (0)
      · 1782*Census (Rowland Thomas, dist.), Richard Lancaster, head of household
      5 whites in household, no blacks
      · 1785*Census (Catlett Conway, Dist.), Richard Lancaster, head of household
      6 whites in household, 1 dwelling
      · 1787*Orange County, Virginia, Land Tax Books (1782-1790), by Ruth and Sam Sparacio
      Ambrose Madison return for 1787, pg. 34… Richard Lancaster owned 100-acres… value per acres (3/4)… Amount of valuation 16-13-4… Tax at 1-1/2 p. cent 0-5-0
      · 1788*Orange County, Virginia, Land Tax Books (1782-1790), by Ruth and Sam Sparacio
      Abner Porter return for 1788, pg. 55… Richard Lancaster owned 100-acres… value per acres (3/4)… Amount of valuation 16-13-4… Tax at 1-1/2 p. cent 0-5-0
      · 1789*Orange County, Virginia, Land Tax Books (1782-1790), by Ruth and Sam Sparacio
      Abner Porter return for 1789, pg. 76… Richard Lancaster owned 100-acres… value per acres (3/4)… Amount of valuation 16-13-4… Tax at 1-1/2 p. cent 0-5-0
      · 1790*Orange County, Virginia, Land Tax Books (1782-1790), by Ruth and Sam Sparacio
      Abner Porter return for 1790, pg. 97… Richard Lancaster owned 100-acres… value per acres (3/4)… Amount of valuation 16-13-4… Tax at 1-1/2 p. cent 0-5-0
      · 1791*Orange County, Virginia, Land Tax Books (1791-1795), by Ruth and Sam Sparacio
      Abner Porter return for 1791, pg. 117… Richard Lancaster owned 100-acres… value per acres (3/4)… Amount of valuation 16-13-4… Tax at 1-1/2 p. cent 0-5-0
      · 1792*Orange County, Virginia, Land Tax Books (1791-1795), by Ruth and Sam Sparacio
      Abner Porter return for 1792, pg. 137… Richard Lancaster owned 100-acres… value per acres (3/4)… Amount of valuation 16-13-4… Tax at 1-1/2 p. cent 0-5-0
      · 1793*Orange County, Virginia, Land Tax Books (1791-1795), by Ruth and Sam Sparacio
      Abner Porter return for 1793, pg. 158… Richard Lancaster owned 100-acres… value per acres (3/4)… Amount of valuation 16-13-4… Tax at 1-1/2 p. cent 0-5-0
      · 1794*Orange County, Virginia, Land Tax Books (1791-1795), by Ruth and Sam Sparacio
      Abner Porter return for 1794, pg. 180… Richard Lancaster owned 100-acres… value per acres (3/4)… Amount of valuation 16-13-4… Tax at 1-1/2 p. cent 0-5-0
      · 1794*Orange County, Virginia Wills & Estates, Book 3, pg. 314-315
      October 27th 1794... Will of Daniel Singleton, dated November 10th 1792. Witnesses: William Bennett Webb, Samuel Mason, Goodrich L. Grasty. Legatees: I give unto my son Monoah Singleton: to my daughter Lois Looker: to my son Edmond Singleton: to my daughter Susanna Lancaster, her present three youngest daughters Sarah, Susannah and Elizabeth: to my daughter Martha Proctor: to my daughter Joanna Lancaster: to my daughter Mary Perry: Appoint my friend Richard C. Webb and my two son-in-laws Uriah Proctor and Richard Lancaster executors this 10th day of November 1792.
      · 1795*Orange County, Virginia, Land Tax Books (1791-1795), by Ruth and Sam Sparacio
      Abner Porter return for 1795, pg. 201… Richard Lancaster owned 100-acres… value per acres (3/4)… Amount of valuation 16-13-4… Tax at 1-1/2 p. cent 0-5-0
      · 1795*Orange County, Virginia, Deed Abstracts Book 20, pg. 413 (1791-1795) by Sam Sparacio
      April 4th 1795… This indenture made the 4th April 1795 between Richard Crittenden Webb and Richard Lancaster of Orange County executors to the estate of Daniel Singleton deceased of the one part and Richard Bennett Webb of the other part witness for sum one hundred forty pounds have granted unto said Richard Bennett Webb and his heirs 208-acres in Orange County on the west side of the Mine Run and bounded by the lines of George Grasty, deceased, John Moore, William Robinson, John Lancaster, Pierce Perry deceased, John Wells and the said Richard Bennett Webb. Signed Richard C. Webb and Richard Lancaster in the presence of John Wright, William Wright, George Bledsoe, and Jesse Bennett Webb at a court held for Orange County the 27th April 1795 this indenture order to be recorded.
      · 1795*Orange County, Virginia, Deed Abstracts Book 20, pg. 414-415 (1791-1795) by Sam Sparacio
      April 4th 1795… This indenture made the 4th of April 1795 between Richard Crittenden Webb and Richard Lancaster of Orange county executors to the estate of Daniel Singleton deceased of one part and William Bennett Webb of same County, witnessed that for sum Eight six pounds money of Virginia to them paid do sell to the said William Bennett Webb and to his heirs 434 acres in lower end of Orange County, on the branches of Mine Run and is bounded beginning at a white oak on the south side of a branch called Beaver Dam Corner to William Perry thence with his line south east to a small hickory corner to the said Perry in Allcock’s line thence with their line south to several marked saplings in the said Allcock’s line thence north east to a post oak corner to William Richards thence south to a red oak sapling on a hill side corner to the said William Perry thence south to two white oaks on the north side of Beaver Dame run Corner to the said Perry thence up the same to the beginning. In the presents of John Wright, William Wright, George Bledsoe, and Jesse Bennett Webb. Signed Richard C. Webb and Richard Lancaster at a court held for Orange County the 27th April 1795 this indenture ordered to be recorded.
      · 1795*Orange County, Virginia, Will Book 4, pg. 113-114
      December 25th 1795... The estate of Daniel Singleton, deceased, in account with Richard C. Webb and Richard Lancaster, Executors. Some entries; cash paid to Henry Perry, Monoah and Edmund Singleton, Thomas Lucas, Uriah Proctor, Richard Lancaster, Lawyer Brooke, Lawyer Barbour, William Wright, auctioneer: cash paid Charles mason for Monoah Singleton, Edmund Singleton, and Henry Perry. Account examined by Thomas Row, John Proctor, and John Dedman 20th October 1804 returned into court 22nd October 1804.
      · 1796*Orange County, Virginia, Deed Abstracts pg. 109 (1795-1797) by Ruth and Sam Sparacio
      September 26th 1796… This indenture made the twenty-six day of September in the year of Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six: between Jonathan Pitcher of Orange County and Elizabeth his wife of one part and James Cooper of the same county of the other part: Witnessed that Jonathan Pitcher and Elizabeth his wife in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds current money of Virginia to them in hand paid the receipt whereof Jonathan Pitcher do hereby acknowledge, have and by these presents do bargain and sell unto James Cooper and to his heirs all that parcel of land containing one hundred and twenty acres be the same more of less situate in the lower end of Orange County on the south side of the road from Fredericksburg to Brockman's Bridge and bounded by the lines of Benjamin Stevens, William Quisenbury, William Herndon, Richard Lancaster, Reuben Pilsner and Nathaniel McAlester and all the houses orchards profits and appurtenances to the same belonging: to have and to hold the one hundred and twenty acres of land unto James Cooper his heirs, and Jonathan Pitcher for himself and his heirs shall warrant and forever defend by these presents the land and premises unto James Cooper his heirs against all persons: In Witness whereof Jonathan Pitcher and Elizabeth his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written. Signed sealed and delivered in the present of (no witnesses listed) Signed Jonathan and Elizabeth Pitcher. Received of the within name James Cooper one hundred and fifty pounds current money being the consideration within mentioned the day and year written. Signed, Jonathan Pitcher.
      · 1796*Orange County, Virginia, Deed Abstracts pg. 111-112 (1795-1797) by Ruth and Sam Sparacio
      September 26th 1796… This indenture made the twenty-six day of September in the year of Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six: between James Adams of Orange County and Mary his wife of one part and Reuben Pitcher of said County of the other part: Witnessed that James Adams and Mary his wife in consideration of sum of thirty one pounds current money of Virginia to them in hand paid the receipt whereof James Adams do hereby acknowledged have and by these presents do bargain and sell unto Rueben Pritchard and to his heirs all that parcel of land containing one hundred acres more or less situated in Orange county on the branches of Terry’s run and is bounded, by south Jonathan Pitcher, and Richard Lancaster: East and north by Richard Lancaster, then north, William Pannill. Signed James Adams
      · 1801*Orange County, Virginia, Deeds (1800-1802) pg. 198-200 by Ruth and Sam Sparacio
      February 24th 1801... This indenture made this 24th February 1801 between Reuben Peacher and Sarah his wife of Orange County of one part and Richard Lancaster of said County the other part; Witnessed that Reuben Peacher and wife Sarah his wife in consideration of sum sixty five pounds current money of Virginia to them in hand paid the receipt whereof Reuben Peacher do hereby acknowledge, have and by these presents do bargain and sell unto Richard Lancaster and to his heirs all that tract of land containing one hundred acres more or less lying in Orange County on the Branches of Terry’s Run and bounded; Beginning at two read oak saplings on south side of a road corner to Mary Cooper, with her line south thirty three degrees east eighty six poles to a red oak on a hill side, corner to said Mary Cooper south sixty eight degrees easy fifty poles to three red Oak saplings on a ridge corner Richard Lancaster, south seventy four degrees east one hundred twenty six poles to two red oaks on the same ridge, north twenty five degrees west one hundred ninety poles to a red oak corner to Benjamin Lancaster on the road, thence up the road to the beginning place; and all houses orchards profits and appurtenances to the same belonging; to have and to hold the one hundred acres of land with appurtenances unto Richard Lancaster his heirs and Reuben Peacher for himself his heirs will warrant and forever defend by these presents the land and premises with appurtenances unto Richard Lancaster his heirs against themselves and all other persons; in witness whereof Reuben Peacher and Sarah his wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first above written signed sealed and delivered in presence of (no witnesses recorded) Signed Reuben and Sally Peacher. At a court held for Orange County at the Courthouse on Monday the twenty-seventh day of April 1801 this indenture acknowledge by Reuben Peacher and Sally his wife, parties thereto she the said Sally being first privacy examined as the law directs and ordered to be recorded. Tester: Reynolds, Chapman C.O.C.
      · 1815*Orange County, Virginia, Will Book 5, pg. 42-43
      March 27th 1815... Appraisal of the estate of Jonathan Atkins deceased value 65-pounds 7-shillings made by appraisers Richard Lancaster, William Herndon, William Wright. Returned into Court 27th March 1815.
      · 1815*Orange County, Virginia, Will Book 1-4, pg. 83-84 (1734-1838) by Sparacio
      May 13th 1815 recorded August 28th 1815... Will of Richard Lancaster. Executors: wife Joanna, James Nelson, Thomas Coleman security. Witnesses: James Coleman, Anne Adams. Children: John, Elizabeth, James, Larkin, Bartlett, Thomas, Richard, Jonathan, Mason, and Benjamin. Bond: Thomas Adams.
      · 1815*Orange County, Virginia, Will Book 5, pg. 83-84
      May 13th 1815… Will of Richard Lancaster: land unto my beloved wife Joanna all my estate...to my son John Lancaster, Elizabeth my daughter, my son James Lancaster, my son Larkin Lancaster, my son Bartlett Lancaster, my son Thomas Lancaster, my son Richard Lancaster, my son Jonathon Lancaster, my son Mason Lancaster, my son Benjamin Lancaster, my dear wife perhaps it may be the last favor that I may ask of you that is that my daughter, Elizabeth Lancaster shall live with you as long as she chooses so long as she may live single, appoint my wife Joanna Lancaster, James Nelson and Thomas Coleman executors this 13th day of May 1815. Signed Richard Lancaster. Witnesses: James Coleman, Anne Adams. At a court held... 28th day August 1815, proved and ordered to be recorded. Joanna Lancaster and James Nelson, with Thomas Adams their security, bond in penalty of three thousand dollars.
      · 1815*Orange County, Virginia, Will Book 5, pg. 148-150 (1734-1838) by Sparacio
      Inventory of the estate of Richard Lancaster deceased taken 27th September 1815 value not totaled made by appraisers Benjamin Lancaster, George Quisenbury and William M. Daniel. Returned into court 27th March 1816.
      · 1815*Orange County, Virginia, Will Book 1-4, pg. 214-217 (1734-1838) by Sparacio
      Estate Inventory taken on September 5th 1817 and recorded February 23rd 1818
      · 1817*Orange County, Virginia, Will Book 5, pg. 214-217
      September 5th 1817… Inventory of estate of Richard Lancaster, deceased, this 5th September 1817 value not totaled made by appraisers George Quisenbury, Benjamin Lancaster and William M. Daniel. Returned into court 23rd February 1818.
      · 1823*Orange County, Virginia, Will Book 6, pg. 68-69 (1734-1838) by Sparacio
      February 24th 1823… Estate accounts with Benjamin Lancaster, administrator. Recorded February 24th 1823. Estate of Richard Lancaster in account with Benjamin Lancaster the administrator. Thomas Coleman, Blacksmith accounting: Nathaniel Dickinson repairing dwelling house: Larkin Lancaster the full of his legacy: Washington Hutchinson the full of his legacy: Richard Lancaster the full of his legacy: Jonathan Lancaster the full of his legacy: Thomas Lancaster the full of his legacy: Richard Richards guardian for Mason Lancaster the full of his legacy: James Lancaster the full of his legacy: Bartlett Lancaster the full of his Legacy: John Lancaster in part of his legacy: cash paid legatees $4, 995. 25. Settlement by Reuben Lindsay, John W. Sale, James Nelson. Returned into court 24th February 1823.
      · 1823*Orange County, Virginia, Will Book 6, pg. 122-125 (1734-1838) by Sparacio
      Settlement of Richard Richards' estate accounts: Legatees William Lancaster, Thomas Lancaster
      Reuben Lancaster, John Lancaster, Richard Lancaster, Robert Lancaster, John Conner in right of wife Mary, Steven Adams in right of wife Elizabeth, James Nelson in right of wife Ann, Recorded December 22nd 1823. Examined and settled administration accounts of Richard Richards upon the estate of Robert Lancaster, deceased. Paid one ninth part of $188.00 to William Lancaster, Thomas Lancaster, Reuben Lancaster, John Lancaster, Richard Lancaster, Robert Lancaster, John Conner in right of wife Mary, Steven Adams in right of wife Elizabeth, James Nelson in right of wife Anne made by Benjamin Hume, Edmond Row, Tandy Collins. Returned into court 22nd December 1823.
      [Estate of Robert Lancaster deceased]
      · 1827*Orange County, Virginia, Will Book 6, pg. 456-458 (1734-1838) by Sparacio
      June 25th 1827… Estate accounts with Benjamin Lancaster, administrator. Mentions legacies of Jonathan and Richard. Recorded June 25th 1827 Benjamin Lancaster, administrator with the will annexed of Richard Lancaster, deceased in account with said estate legacies paid Jonathan Lancaster, Richard Lancaster. Accounting settled 27th September 1821 by John W. Sale, James Nelson, Washington Reynolds, and Reuben Lindsay. Returned into court 25th June 1827.
      · Children of Richard & Johanna (Singleton) Lancaster
      (1) (Heir) Benjamin Lancaster (1778-1863) married Nancy Frances Wright
      (2) (Heir) Elizabeth Lancaster (1780-) married George Washington Hutchinson
      (3) (Heir) John A. Lancaster (1782-1862) married Lucy Proctor
      (4) (Heir) Richard Lancaster Jr. (1785-) married Hulda Wharton
      (5) (Heir) Thomas B. Lancaster (1788-1857) married Mary Wharton
      (6) (Heir) Larkin Lancaster (1790-) married 1st Nancy Stevens 2nd Sarah Rouse
      (7) (Heir) Jonathan Lancaster (1792-1852) married Sarah Herndon
      (8) (Heir) Mason S. Lancaster (1803-) married Nancy Southerland
      (9) (Heir) Bartlett Lancaster (1796-1861) married Mary Anne M. Hughes
      (10) (Heir) James Lancaster (1805) married (Susan F.?)

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