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

Jane Taylor

Female Abt 1690 - 1770  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name Jane Taylor 
    Born Abt 1690  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Mar 1770  King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I015385  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Francis Taylor,   b. Bef 1654,   d. 1 Jun 1698, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Viriginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Snead,   b. Bef 1661, Sittingborne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1698, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Viriginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years) 
    Married Bef 4 Jan 1681/82  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F09973  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jonathan Chapman,   b. Abt 1680, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1749, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Abt 1706  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Chapman,   b. 1706, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1747, Bath Town, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     2. Sarah Chapman,   b. 1708, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1767, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Nathaniel Chapman,   b. 1709, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1761, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     4. Taylor Chapman,   b. Abt 1712, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1749/50, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
     5. John Chapman,   b. 1712, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1735, Stafford County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F07969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jeremiah Murdock,   b. Abt 1690, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1752, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 1750  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F09972  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • probably from the Francis Taylor line

      Last Will and Testament of Jean/Jane Murdock
      Will Book 1, Page 293, King George County, Virginia Records

      In the Name of God amen. I Jean Murdock of King George County widow, being sick and weak, but of sound mind and memory, do make my last Will and Testament in manner following to wit All my Estate of what kind so ever, I give and bequeath to my Grandchildren William and Jean Chapman to be equally divided between them and I constitute the said William Chapman Executor of this my last will. In Witness whereof I have hereunto put my Hand and Seal
      this twenty-third Day of January A.D. 1770

      Jane Murdock
      Sealed, Published &
      Declared as the last Will
      and Testament of the above
      named Jean Murdock in the
      presence of us, who also subscrib'd
      it in her presence
      Anne Marshall
      Thos Lendrum

      At a Court held for King George County the 1st Day of March 1770 .
      The Last Will and Testament of Jean Murdock deced was presented into Court by William Chapman the Executor therein named who mad oath thereto according to Law, and the same being proved by the Oath of Thomas Lendrum, one of the witnesses thereto subscribed is admitted to Record, and on the motion of the said Excr he performing what the law in such cases require, Certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form.

      Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by A. Murdock smalldab@bellsouth dot net
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      Last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Murdock

      Will Book 1, Pages 18-21 King George County, Virginia Records

      Page 18
      In the Name of God Amen. I Jeremiah Murdock do make this my last will and
      testament in manner following:
      Imprimis, my will & desire is that my loving wife Jane Murdock have the use of one third part of my Estate during her life and at her Decease the Negroes with their increase to be Equally divided (having regard to the following provisors) between her two sons, John & Joseph, I likewise give to said my wife my Chairs & Chair horses.

      Item I give to my daughter Peggy Fauntleroy one [Page 19] Hundred pounds & one negro girl named Nan & her Increase now in her
      Possession. Item I give to my son John five hundred and twenty seven acres of Land lying on Occoquon in Prince William County that I bought of Thomas Stribling. Also my Plantation of two hundred acres of Land lying in Orange County bought of Anthony Head; also a Tract of Land of five hundred acres bought of Capt Maximilian Robinson lying on Aquia run in Stafford County his bond and survey by James How (Hose) {mm note HOOE} acknowledged last Stafford Court and the Land paid for the 16th of last month which said three tracts of Land I give to my said son John & his heirs forever. I also give to my said son John after my debts & Legacies are paid one third part of my Negroes & their Increase together with one third part of my Personal Estate to him and his heirs forever and in case my said son John should dye without Lawfull heirs my will is & I give the before mentioned land & Negroes to return to my son Joseph & his heirs Lawfully begotten forever provided he doth not hereafter marry or cohabit with Mary the daughter of John & Elizabeth Marshall but in case he should act contrary to my Inclinations in & Respect my will is that he be entirely cut off from enjoying or possessing any thing more of my Estate
      before mentioned than the value of one shilling.

      Item I give to my son Joseph provided he doth not hereafter marry or cohabit with Mary the daughter of John & Elizabeth Marshall the plantation I now dwell on with all the Lands adjoyning in this neck which I bought of Conway Wormley Kendall Jr. also my lands joyning one Joshua Farguson & the Bristol furnace which I bought of Conway after my wifes decease to him and his heirs forever also three hundred sixty-two acres of land lying on Rappahannock River in Prince William County also my Plantation in Westmoreland County with all the Land adjoyning there & in King George being about six hundred acres bought of Kendall H???* Gaugh {mm note WAUGH} Jr. to him & his heirs forever together with one third part of my Negroes after my debts & legacies are paid and their Increase and one third part of my Personall Estate to him & his heirs forever [Page 20] But in case he should act contrary to my inclination in marrying & ? will is that he be cut off as before mentioned with one shilling only & in case my son Joseph should dye without lawful heirs my will is and I give the before mentioned land & Negroes to Return to my son John & his heirs lawfully begotten forever and in case both my sons John & Joseph should dye without lawfull heirs my will is and I give the before mentioned lands & Negroes to be possessed & enjoyed by their Sister Peggy Fauntleroy & her heirs forever after the decease of my wife. Item my will is that my Loving wife continue on my now dwelling plantation during her life & that all the land in this neck with my lands bought of Mr. Edward Conway joyning on Joshua Farguson & the Bristol furnace be accounted my now dwelling plantation.

      Item my will is that my land in Maryland formerly sold to my Cousin Wm Murdock for seventy pound Sterling which money as yet has never been paid upon my said Cousin's paying of said money I then give & bequeath the said Land to him and his heirs forever I desire my Estate may not be appraised.

      Item: I give to my son Joseph having regard to the before mentioned provisors my Silver spurs & Silver Caudle Cup that are now in the house the Caudle Cup being a piece of antiquity of my grandfathers and given me being the youngest Child to keep in the Family. I am willing to perform the will & heartily desire Particular Care may be taken if Possible to Reserve it in the Family to Succeeding generations.

      Item I give to Mr. John Scandrett son of Mr. Charles Scandrett merchs. in Bristoll as an acknowledgement of the many favours rec.d from that family one hundred and fifty pounds Sterling.

      Item I give to Miss Sarah Scandrett the daughter of Mr. John Scandrett formerly merch.s in Bristol as an acknowledgement of the many favours Rec'd from that family seventy five pounds Sterling.

      Item: my will is that my Executors Convert my Debts into Cash as soon as they Conveniently Can & that they purchase lands & Negroes with it. The same said Lands and [Page 21] Negroes I desire may be Equally divided between my said sons John & Joseph (having regard to the before mentioned provisors.) & their heirs Lawfully begotten forever I also desire that what Cash I may have by me at my decease be laid out in land and Negroes with it. The cash arising from my debts to be also divided between my said sons John & Joseph reserving to my said wife one third part of the Lands & Negroes so purchased during her life & after her decease to be Equally divided as aforesaid. Lastly, I do constitute & appoint my Loving wife & my friend Mr. Tho.s Turner my Executrix & Executor of this my said will hereby Revoking all other wills heretofore made in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this 12th day of Decemb 1750.

      Signed Sealed & Delivered to Jereh Murdock (Seal)
      be my last will & Testament
      in the Presence of.........
      Geo. Marshall
      Stafford Lightfoote_____
      Anne Marshall

      My will & design is that whatever of my personall Estate my son John or Joseph may have in their possession at the time of my death may be Recon'd and accounted apart of their third of my Estate given them by will as before mentioned
      Jereh Murdock

      At a Court held for King George County on Thursday the 5th day of October, 1752.
      This last will and Testament of Jeremiah Murdock Gent. deceased being presented into Court by Jane Murdock the Executrix therein named who made oath thereto as the Law directs and the same being also duly proved by the oaths of all the witnesses thereto is admitted to Record and is hereby Recorded
      Test
      Rob. Armistead C. C.

      * This could be Howe or Hews, but I cannot be certain.
      ** This is a superscripted c with a period underneath.

      Note: In transcribing a will, I have opted not to use the abbreviations used in the recorded will either because the abbreviation may not make sense to someone reading my transcription or the abbreviations were superscripted. An example of a superscripted abbreviation would be a letter with either a period or some other letter or symbol beneath the superscript letter, for instance "sd.", the d would be superscript with a period underneath or "Testamt.", the t would be superscript with a period underneath. These two words are "said"
      and "testament." If I thought the abbreviation would make sense to someone reading my transcription or if I could not translate the abbreviation, then I did the best I could to copy it exactly. Other than translating the abbreviations, I have tried to transcribe the document exactly as recorded. If I could not transcribe it then I placed a (?) to so indicate.

      Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by A. Murdock smalldab@bellsouth dot net
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~marshall/esmd49.htm
      URL title: Murdock Family
      Note:
      Looks like Chapman was name from previous marriage.

      Jane/Jean married ___ Chapman; 1st husband. She left a will on 23 Jan 1770 at King George County, Virginia; proved 1770.
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      James Hughes 2005-09-28 23:44:19
      A History of Chapman and Alexander Families , Page 203

      This Indenture made the second Day of march in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and forty-nine, Between Jane Chapman of the City Philada. Widow the Relict of Jonathan Chapman late of Baltimore County in the Providence of Maryland, Mason deceased of the one Part & Nathaniel Chapman of Stafford County in the Province or Collony of Virginia Merchant the eldest son and Heir at law of said Jonathan Chapman of the other Part

      Witnesseth: that the said Jane Chapman for and in consideration of the Sum of Fifteen pounds--lawful Money of Pennsylvania unto her hand well and truly paid by the said Nathaniel Chapman the receipt whereof she doth hereby acknowledge Hath remised released & quit claimed and by these Presents Doth remise release and quit claim unto the Sd Nathaniel Chapman & his heirs, and the Heirs Exacutors Administrators and Assigns of the said Jonathan Chapman all the right and Title of Dowder Thirds or other Part of the Estates Real or Personal of him the said Jonathan Chapman belonging unto her the said Jane Chapman and she the said Jane hereby Renounceth all the right ane hath by Law in or to the Administration of the Goods & Chattels of the said deceased Provided always Nevertheless and of the said Nathaniel Chapman for himself his Heirs Executors & Administrators doth covenant promise and grant to and with the said Jane Chapman hers Heirs Exicutors or Administrators shall and may at all Times forever hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold Use Occupy Possess and enjoy all and singular the Goods Chattells and Cattell which now are in the Custardy or Possession of her the said Jane Chapman or in the Custody of any other Person for her Use Without the Let Suit Trouble or Mollestation of the Executors or Administrators of the said deced Jonathan Chapman and further that the said Nathhaniel Chapman his Heirs Executors or Admin.es shall and will & sufficiently Save Defend keep harmless and imdemnfied the Tenements Goods & Chattells against the Creditors of him the said Jonathan Chapman In Witness whereof the Parties to these Presents have interchangably set their Hands and Seals the Day and Year abovesaid

      Sealed and Delivered | in Presence of us |

      Hugh Roberts Hugh Parker Jane Chapman

      James Baxter

      Baltimore County SS Marcc the 24th 1749 Then came James Baxter before me one of his Lordships Justices of the Peace for said County, and made oath on the holy Evangelists of Almighty God that he saw Jane Chapman sign, seal & acknowledge the Wth Instrument of writing to be her act & Deed & at the same time saw Hugh Roberts and Hugh Parker Subscribe their names as Witnesses thereto

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