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

William Gunnell

Male 1676 - 1760  (84 years)


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  • Name William Gunnell 
    Born 7 May 1676  Waltham, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Sep 1760  Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I021905  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2020 

    Family Martha Corbin,   b. 1682, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1728, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married Abt 1697  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Gunnell,   b. 12 Oct 1701, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1750, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     2. Mary Gunnell,   b. 1706, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1773, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Elizabeth Gunnell,   b. 1708, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1768, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Sarah Gunnell,   b. 1710, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1812, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years)
     5. William Gunnell,   b. 1705, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1794, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     6. Henry Gunnell,   b. 1720, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1792, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F09060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Fairfax Co Va Wills Liber B
      Pages 218-221. March 8, 1750. William Gunnel of Truro Parish:
      Sons: I am informed that the deed I have given my sons William and Henry for 800 a. being part of my tract at Difficult is deffective and also that deed I have given to my
      Daus: Sarah Saunders and Elizabeth Saunders for 250 a. at Brandimore is defective.
      To Wm. and Henry 800 a. on Difficult equally divided between them whereon Henry now live...800 a. part of grant granted by Proprietors for 966a.
      Gr.son: William Dorn all residue part of aforesaid tract at Difficult after my sons William and Henry have their part.
      Daus: Sarah Saunders 125 a. at Brandimore where she now lives or half part of tract granted to me by a Proprietors deed for 250 a.
      Elizabeth Saunders 125 a. at Brandimore where she lately did dwell being other half of tract.
      Sons: William tract where I now live granted to me by Proprietors for 400 a.
      Henry one negroe slave named Adoo?, furniture.
      Daus: Mary Dearn warming pan.
      Sarah Saunders bed, cloaths, and etc.
      Elizabeth Saunders spice morter and pestle.
      To each dau. 10 lbs. and remainer estate to son William.
      Exor: Son William.
      Signed: William (his mark) Gunnel.
      Wit: Joseph Moxley, Thomas Moxley, Philip (+) Saunders, Daniel Jennings.
      Proven: Feb. 19, 1760.
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      Fairfax Co Va Wills Liber B
      Page 222-3 April 15, 1760.
      William Gunnell Inventory. (Can't read the appraisers names).
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      RE: Beginning at a White Oak page 185-186
      239 GUNNEL, WILLIAM 966 16 December 1730 NN G:87 Lower side of Difficult.

      William Gunnel transferred 800 acres, part of a tract of 966, to his two sons, William and Henry. (Fx. Deeds A:26. October, 1741; recorded 17 March 1742)
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      RE: Beginning at a White Oak page 185-186
      430 GUNNELL, HENRY 22 3/4 25 March 1773 NN 1:234 LS North Run of Holmes Run adjacent Pearson and William Gunnell.*
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      RE: Beginning at a White Oak page 185-186
      513 GUNNELL, HENRY 13 1/2 8 September 1800 NN 1:434 West side Piney Branch, corner Fairfax, Lyle.
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      RE: Beginning at a White Oak page 185-186
      536 GUNNELL, HENRY 10 4 January 1814 NN L2:60 Mouth of Difficult Run adjacent Coleman, Tramell.

      GUNNELL, HENRY. See GUNNELL, JOHN AND GUNNELL, HENRY.
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      RE: Beginning at a White Oak page 185-186
      538 GUNNELL, JAMES 4 and 120 sq.p. 19 August 1816 NN B2:206 Adjacent Lewis Ellzey's and Dunbar's patent.
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      RE: Beginning at a White Oak page 185-186
      570 GUNNELL, JOHN 2 lr 6p 1 June 1855 NN F2:559 + Adjacent Harle, Parker, and Carter. With Carter to Embs and Marie's Patent.
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      RE: Beginning at a White Oak page 185-186
      504 GUNNELL, JOHN
      GUNNELL, HENRY 13 29 August 1796 NN X:247
      South side Sawpit Branch, corner Alexander . by branch Scotts Run called Ezekial Jenkins Spring Branch.
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      RE: Beginning at a White Oak page 185-186
      510 GUNNELL, JOHN
      GUNNELL, HENRY 11 1/4 23 October 1798 NN Y:74 South side of road from Ox Road to Old Courthouse, beginning at corner Samuel Wilson and Thomas Lewis patent.
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      RE: Beginning at a White Oak page 185-186
      184 GUNNELL, WILLIAM 400 15 January 1729 NN 0:8 LS Pimmits Run adjacent John Harle.**
      Regranted 1771 as NN I:216 to William Gunnel, son of above William.
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      RE: Beginning at a White Oak page 185-186
      185 GUNNELL, WILLIAM 250 15 January 1729 NN C:9 LS Four Mile Run, two or three miles below head, adjacent Simon Pearson.***

      William Gunnel deeded to daughter Elizabeth, wife of William Saunders, and to daughter Sara, wife of James Saunders, 125 acres each, part of whole tract of 250 acres. (Fx. Deeds A:28. 17 October 1741)

      William Saunders and his wife Elizabeth and James Saunders and his wife Sara of Loudoun County sold for 100 to John Hurst. (Fx. Deeds E:5. 10 November 1761)
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      RE: Beginning at a White Oak page 185-186
      428 GUNNELL, WILLIAM 320 11 September 1772 NN I:216 Pimmits Run.

      This is regrant of William Gunnell 400 acres NN 0:8. William of this grant is son of William of the 400 acre grant.

      In 1733 worship services were held at William Gunnells for those members of Truro Parish who found it difficult to travel to old Pohick Church in the lower part of the parish. William Gunnell's home plantation was on his 400 acre grant.

      William Gunnell is on Green's list of 1749 with three tithables and two black tithables; Henry Gunnell had six tithables and one black tithable. Gunnells voted, were on the rent rolls and took an active part in the affairs of the county.

      Henry Gunnell was Vestryman of Truro Parish 1756-1765 and served as Churchwarden 1761-63. John Gunnell was collector of the parish tithes in 1773. Henry Gunnell was a justice beginning 1757, Thomas in 1787 and John and William in 1798. Henry Gunnell served as sheriff in 1772 and William in 1802.

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