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

Sarah Thornton

Female 1680 - Aft 1726  (> 47 years)


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  • Name Sarah Thornton 
    Born 14 Dec 1680  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1726  St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023631  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2021 

    Father Francis Thornton,   b. 5 Nov 1651, Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1726, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Alice Savage,   b. Abt 1652, Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1701, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1674  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lawrence Taliaferro,   b. 1684, Golden Vale Swamp, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1726, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married Abt 1704  St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Taliaferro,   b. Aft 1705, Snow Creek, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1764, Brooke's Bank, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 57 years)
     2. John Taliaferro,   b. Abt 1706, St. Mary's Parish Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1750, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     3. Francis Taliaferro,   b. Abt 1709, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1758, Epsom, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     4. William Taliaferro,   b. Abt 1710, St. Mary's Parish Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1778, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     5. Alice Taliaferro,   b. Aft 1710, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1773, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 63 years)
     6. Elizabeth Taliaferro,   b. Aft 1711, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1726, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 15 years)
     7. Mary Taliaferro,   b. Abt 1722, St. Mary's Parish Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 20 Jun 1769, King George County, Virginia - Will Date Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F14346  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/thornton/messages/6413.html
      URL title: Will of Francis Thornton (d.1726) King George Co VA
      Note:
      Will of Francis Thornton:
      In the Name of God Amen. I Francis Thornton of the County of King George considering the frailty of this mortal life and being sick and weak in Body but of sound and perfect sense and memory praised be God for the same doe make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:
      Item: I give to two sons Francis Thornton and Rowland Thornton all my tract of Land at the foot of the Lower Falls of Rappahannock River containing Eight Hundred & Odd acres which I purchased of Mr. John Hawkins, my son Francis to have the upper part and my son Rowland the lower part of the said land by equal portions as it is already divided. The said Land with all its appurtenances doe I give and bequeath to my said two sons Francis and Rowland to them or either of them their heirs forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my son Rowland Thornton the moiety or half of a tract of land containing one thousand acrew which I purchased of Mr. John Wright as by deed of sale recorded in Richmond County Court may appear the said moiety or half which I do give and bequeath to my son Rowland beginning on the lines of John Hawxford and Thomas Tippett and running the full breadth of the said land on both sides Crowes Swamp upwards to a division line already made by my son Anthony Thornton by my consent which said five hundred acres I doe give and bequeath to my said son Rowland Thornton his heirs and behoofs forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath the other moiety or half of the said Thousand acres of land purchased of John Wright to my Loving Wife Anne Thornton in full dower and satisfaction of all my Lands before given and bequeathed that she shall claim no right, title, interest or claim in or to any of my other lands before bequeathed which said five hundred acres of land I give to my said Wife during her natural life and after her decease that is to say after the death of said wife Anne then the said five hundred acres of land I give and bequeath unto George Riding, the son of my wife Anne Thornton, to him the said George Riding his heirs and behoofs forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath to George Riding the son of my Wife Anne Thornton, one tract or tenement of land containing one hundred and seventy odd acres which I purchased of Capt. John Washington lying and being in the County of King George, the said land I do give and bequeath unto the above named George Riding to him and his heirs forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my eldest son William Thornton Five pounds of Sterling.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Francis Thornton Five pounds Sterling.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my eldest daughter Elizabeth Gibson Five pounds Sterling.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Taliaferro Five pounds Sterling.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret Strother Thirty pounds Sterling. I having Ninety pounds Sterling now due to me from my son Anthony Thornton, my will is that these above named legacies to all my children above named be paid out of the said Ninety pounds and the remainder of the said ninety pounds after all the above said Money Lagacies are paid, I give and bequeath unto my son Anthony Thornton.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my grandson Francis Conway one mulatto girl named Bess.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto the within named George Riding, son of my Wife Ann, five slaves by name - Mullato James, Negro Dick, Negro Jane, Negro Nanny and a Negro boy named Samuel.
      Item: The rest of my Negroes I give and bequeath unto my Loving Wife Anne Thornton during her natural life and after her decease I will and bequeath all my said Negros to be divided by equal portions between George & Margaret Riding, son & daughter of my now wife Anne Thornton.
      Item: I give all my personal estate unto my Loving Wife Anne Thornton during her widdowhood and in case she marrieth my said personal estate to be equally divided between my said wife and her two within named Children George & Margaret Riding by three equal portions. And I do hereby make constitute and ordain my loving wife Anne Thornton my whole and sole Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this 10th day of may 1726. Frans Thornton (Seale) Signed Sealed and Acknowledged in presence of us
      T: Turner
      Thomas Moore
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      John [I] Kendall
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      At a Court held for King George County on Friday ye. 7th day of October 1726. This last Will & Testament of Francis Thornton, deceased, was presented into Court by Anne Thornton, his Widdow & Executrix, who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of Thomas Turner, Thomas Moore, and John Kendall the Evidences thereto and Admitted to Record. Copy Test T: Turner Cl:Cur:

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      1705-1708 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 4; Antient Press: (Page 66)
      TO ALL TO WHOME these present shall come I FRANCIS THORNTON of the County of STAFFORD and Parish of ST. PAULs send Greeting; Now Know yee that I FRANCIS THORNTON for the love I beare unto my Daughter, SARAH TALIAFERRO and LAWRENCE TALIAFERRO her Husband, by these presents do give and confirme one parcell of land containeing Three hundred & twenty five acres lying in Richmond County which I bought of RICHARD SHIPPY as p. Deed recorded in Richmond County Court will appeare dureing theire naturall lives and after theire decease to the said SARAH TALIAFERRO's heirs; And I do give the said land with warranty from me my heires from the clayme of any person. I also give four Negroes now att WM. STROTHERs Vizt, Tom, Willsheir, Sarah and Doll with all theire future increase In Wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this 31st day of August 1706
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
      WM. THORNTON, FRAN: THORNTON
      FRAN: THORNTON JUNR., ROW: THORNTON
      Acknowledged in Richmond County Court by WM. THORNTON, Attorney of FRANCIS THORNTON, the 2d day of October Ano. Dom. 1706 & recorded the 11th day of the moneth and yeare aforesd, Test J. SHERLOCK, CI Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I FRANCIS THORNTON of the County of STAFFORD do by these presents appoint my Son, WILLIAM THORNTON, of Richmond County to be my lawful! Attorney for me to acknowledge a Deed of Gift of a certaine parcel! of land and Negroes to my Daughter, SARAH TALIAFERRO, and her Husband, LAW: TALIAFERRO according to the contents of the said Deed and for his so doeing this shall be his suffitient warranty. Wittness my hand and seale this 31st day of August 1706
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
      FRAN: THORNTON JUNR. FRAN: THORNTON
      ROW: THORNTON

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