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

Frances Buckner

Female Abt 1684 - 1745  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name Frances Buckner 
    Born Abt 1684  Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 Apr 1745  King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023758  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Richard Buckner,   b. 21 Sep 1661, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1733/34, "Golden Vale" St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth {Unproven} Cooke,   b. 1671, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1734 and 1735, St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 1689  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14431  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 William Thornton,   b. 14 Dec 1680, Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1742/43, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Abt 1700  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alice Thornton,   b. Abt 1710, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1742, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     2. William Thornton,   b. Abt 1718,   d. 2 Mar 1743/44, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F14532  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William Bernard,   b. Abt 1670, Purton, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1702 and 1709, Purton, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married Abt 1700  Purton, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Bernard,   b. Abt 1700, Purton, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1745, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     2. William Bernard,   b. Abt 1702, Purton, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Kingston Parish, Matthews County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F14533  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      KING GEORGE COUNTY VIRGINIA WILL BOOK A-1;1721-1752 {George Harrison Sanford King}; Pages 176-177
      WILL OF FRANCES THORNTON
      In the Name of God Amen. I Frances Thornton of the Parish of Brunswick and County of King George, Widdow, being sick and weak in body but of sound perfect and disposing mind memory and understanding praised be Almighty God for the same, do make and declare my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my two granddaughters Elizabeth and Frances Bernard, the daughters of my son Robert Bernard of Glocester County, Decd, the principal sum of Two Hundred Pounds Current Money of Virginia now at interest in the hands of my only son William Thornton to be equally divided between them.
      Item: I give unto my granddaughter Margaret, the daughter of my said son Robert Bernard (who was born since the death of my said son Robert Bernard), all such interest as shall become due for the said sum of Two Hundred Pounds till my said two granddaughters Elizabeth and Frances Bernard shall attain the age of Eighteen years or Days of Marriage and all such money as I shall be possessed of at the day of my decease. And if it should so hap-pen that any of my said granddaughters shall die before they shall attain such age or days of marriage that then my will and pleasure is that the said Two Hundred Pounds and interest and such money as I shall be possessed of at my decease shall be equally divided between the survivors or survivor of my said three grandchildren and lastly I make ordain constitute and appoint my only son William Thornton and my Loving Brother Francis Thornton Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and hereby revoke all former and other wills heretofore by me made and declare this alone to be my Last Will and Testament Signed with my hand and Sealed with my seal this
      7th day of January 1743. *******
      Frances Thornton *Seale*
      *******
      Sign'd Sealed Published and )
      Declared in the Presence )
      of )
      Ignatius West Jn° Hobby William Ficklin
      At a Court held for King George County on Fryday April 5: 1745.
      The Last Will and Testament of Frances Thornton, Deceased, was presented into Court by Francis Thornton her Executor who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of the witness-es thereto and admitted to record, the said Francis Thornton having with Samuel Donne entred into Bond in the sum of Five Hundred Pounds for the same.
      Cop. Test
      Harry Turner Cl: Cur:
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://gedcom.surnames.com/burgess_jim/np90.htm
      URL title: Individual Notes
      Note:
      Will of William THORNTON

      In the Name of God Amen. I William THORNTON of King George County and Parish of Brunswick, Gentleman, being sick and weak in body but of sound perfect and disposing mind memory and understanding.
      Praised be Almighty God for the same, do make and declare this my Last Will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and by the Merits of his son Jesus Christ my Redeemer I hope for the Enjoyments of a Heavenly Being.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto Frances ROBINSON my granddaughter the following slaves, Punch, Venus and her child Lucy, Hannah, Primus, Cato Mingo, Jack and Dafeny. I also give unto my said granddaughter all that tract or parcel of land in Prince William County at the Great Marsh whereon William Hackney and John Jones now live containing five hundred acres of land more or less.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my grandson William ROBINSON THE following slaves Dick, Winney, Milley, Jolly, Dick, Edinborough, Plato, Phill and Sambo. I also give unto my said grandson William Robinson fifteen hundred acres of land in Prince William County, Virginia, the uppermost part of my land binding upon Tin Pot Run.
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving brother Francis THORNTON of Caroline County One Hundred Pounds Current Money.
      Item: At the day of my death I do acquit and discharge my loving friend John Steward from all debts, dues and demands.
      Item: Give unto Anne Redman the sum of Thirty Five Pounds Current Money to be paid in provisions on this plantation or money as the said Anne Redman shall like best.
      Item: I give unto my kind friend the Reverend Mr. Daniel McDonald a book called Usebuss History of the Church. As I apprehend there is no occasion of appraising my estate, I desire it may be omitted. All the rest and residue of my estate I give unto my dearly beloved wife Frances ROBINSON and my only son William ROBINSON
      in due proportions as the law shall direct.

      Lastly I do appoint my loving brother Francis Thornton and my only son William THORNTON EXECUTORS OF THIS MY Last Will and Testament heretofore by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this third day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred & Forty Two. Signed Sealed Published & Declared as for my Last Will & Testament in William THORNTON the Presence of
      Elias SHARP John HOBBY
      William (His Mark) COCKRIL

      At a Court held for King George County the 4th day of March 1742/43
      The Last Will and Testament of William Thornton, Gentleman, Deceased, was presented into court by Frances and William THORNTON his executors, who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of Elias Sharp and William COCKRILL and admitted to Record.

      ON THE MARGIN OF THE WILL IS WRITTEN-Colonel William THORNTONs WILL

      1. Luke THORNTON was born in 16?? and died in 1726 and married Anne
      2a. Thomas THORNTON was born 5 Apr 1688 and died in 1729 in North Farnham Parish. Thomas married
      Susannah SMITH daughter of William SMITH (16??-1717) in Richmond County, Virginia.
      Susannah SMITH was remarried to Samuel GRAY by 1736. Susannah died about 1762.
      Thomas in his will made no reference to his children.
      3a. Rachel THORNTON married Francis WILLIAMS
      **** 3b. Anne THORNTON married Walter ANDERSON (Is this son of John Anderson?)
      3c. Ellen THORNTON married William ROBBINS
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      WILL OF WILLIAM THORNTON, JUNIOR
      In the Name of God Amen. I William Thornton of the County of King George and Parish of Brunswick being sick and weak in body but of sound perfect and disposing mind memory and understanding praised be Almighty God for the same, Do make and declare this my last Will & Testament in manner and form following.
      Item: I lend unto my Honoured Mother Frances Thornton during her natural life the two under mentioned slaves (Viz) Ceaser and Jenny and my will also is that my said Mother shall have the sole use and benefit of the said two slaves and their labour as long as she lives and after her decease I bequeath the said two slaves (if living) to my Dearly Beloved Wife Mary Thornton.
      Item: To my Dearly Beloved Wife Mary Thornton aforesaid I give and bequeath the following slaves (Viz) Old Tom, Great Jack, Daphey, Bristol, Judy, Lettice, Glascoe, Phillis, Rose, Frank, Tom at the Marsh, Harry, Sarah, Belfast, Bess, Mingo, Juno and Pompey, the said slaves with all future increase I give to her and heirs for-ever. I also give to my said wife all my houshold furniture and after my Mother's decease I give her all that she is then in possession of that was left by my Father, also all my wearing apparel and watch together with one half of my stock (Viz.) kine, sheep, horses and hogs, And my will and desire is that she have the benefit of the house I at present live in with all the plantation and land thereunto belonging lying on the north side of the Main Road (the house my Mother lives in and the garden excepted). But after my Mother's decease my will is that she may have and enjoy them also during life aforesaid.
      Item; To my daughter and only child Lucy Thornton I give and bequeath all the rest of my slaves with their increase to her and her heirs forever. Also I give her one half of my stock (Viz) kine, sheep, horses and hogs but my desire is that the whole stock be kept together as long as my child shall live with and be under her Mother's care and be for the future support of them and my Mother. And my will is that if they grow too numerous that the profits arising from the sale of any of them be equally divided between my wife and child aforesaid as long as they shall be kept together but if on any account my child shall be removed from her Mother and have a guardian appointed then I desire that the stock aforesaid may be equally divided also and ever after kept separate but they shall furnish each an equal proportion for the support of my Mother's house keeping in as handsome and plentiful a manner as she shall desire.
      Item: To my nephew William Robinson I give a Silver hilted Sword, a handsome Trooping saddle and furniture, a pair of fine brass barrel'd pistols and a pair of pocket pistols.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my Honour'd Uncle Francis Thornton of Caroline County my Stallion or Thirty Pistoles which I agreed to sell him for if Mr. Maximilian Robinson likes him.
      And my will also is that after my just debts are paid all the ready money I have and all debts due to me that can be recovered may be equally divided between my said wife and child.
      Item: To my only daughter and child Lucy Thornton I give and bequeath all my lands whatsoever except the plantation whereon I now live and all the land thereunto belonging lying on the north side of the Main Road which I allot for her Mother during her life but after her decease I give her that also, the said land aforesaid I give to my daughter Lucy Thornton to her and heirs forever. And in case she shall happen to die without heirs of her body be-gotten as aforesaid, Then my will is that the land aforesaid shall descend to my nephew William Robinson to him and his heirs forever.
      As I apprehend there is no occasion for appraising my estate, I desire it may be omitted. And Lastly I constitute and appoint my Honoured Uncle Francis Thornton of Caroline County and my Loving Brother in Law John Taliaferro of Spotsylvania County Executors of this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all other Wills and Testaments heretofore by me made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this Seventeenth day of October One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Three.
      *******
      William Thornton *Seale*
      *******
      Sign'd Seal'd Published & Declared ) as and for my Last Will and Testament in the Presence of

      Ignatius West
      His
      Bryan [ BC ] Chadwell
      Mark
      Her
      Eliza [B] Minton
      Mark

      At a Court held for King George County the 2. day of March 1743 [1743/4].
      The Last Will & Testament of William Thornton, Deceased, was presented into Court by Francis Thornton, his Executor, who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of Ignatius West and Elizabeth Minton and admitted to record, the said Francis Thornton having with John Champe, Gent., entred into Bond in £2000 for the same.
      Harry Turner Cl: Cur:
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      Frances (Bernard) Thornton Will dated January 7, 1743/4, probated April 5, 1745 in King George County, Virginia. Also in 1743, Frances Thornton, widow of William Thornton (d. 1742) of King George County, signed over her dower rights to his only son, William Thornton. (Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume V, Pages 67-75)
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      1735-1743 King George County Deed Book 2 (Antient Press); pp 490-492
      Indenture made 24th June 1743 between FRANCES THORNTON King George County Widow & Relict of WILLIAM THORNTON late of King George County Gent deced of one part and WILLIAM THORNTON only Son and Heir of sd William .. Whereas by last will & testament .. 3rd November last past after legacies .. did give residue unto his Dearly beloved wife Frances and his only Son William .. for Divers causes .. Frances released all Dower & Right of Titles .. lands .. which were of said William Thornton Deced .. at any time during coverture between him and said Frances in counties King George, Prince William .. else where .. and the said WILLIAM THORNTON shall permit FRANCES during the term of her natural life to occupy the Mansion House which the said WILLIAM died in .. with the Gardens thereunto belonging .. and all household goods and furniture .. provide yearly in a handsome & plentifull manner good and sufficient provisions .. also pay yearly Sixteen Pounds Sterling Money of great Britain & the further sum of Five pounds current money of Virginia together with the yearly wages of a Servant woman to wait and attend upon her .. if she shall think fit to hire one .. and lastly .. shall pay unto Frances upon demand the full Sum of Two hundred pounds current money of Virginia together with lawfull interest at rate of Five per Centum per annum .. until Principal sum be paid .. which interest shall be yearly paid ..
      Presence Ann x Robertson, Frances Thornton
      Ignatius West, John Hobby, William Thornton
      Fran. Thornton
      At a court held 2nd September 1743 .. Deed recorded.

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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~darburns/elkins/reports/chrono2.html
      URL title: Elkins Genealogy
      Note:
      Know all men ... I John Ashton, the elder, of Parish Washington County, Westmoreland, am held and firmly bound unto Francis Thornton of the County King George in the penal sum of Two hundred pounds, current money ... ( ) 1768. Whereas Richard Watts, late of county Westmoreland, died, seized of a parcel of land in county King George which upon his death, intestate, descended to Mary the wife of John Ashton, now deceased & to Ann, the wife of William Robinson, Gent. of county King George, in copossession and whereas John Ashton and Mary, his wife in her lifetime and William Robinson and Anne his wife, has executed a deed of conveyance of the parcel of land to Francis Thornton, late of county King George which deed having been executed in the infancy of Mary, one moiety of the land descended to Chas Ashton, her eldest son and heir at Law in whom the title thereof now is and Whereas John Ashton hereby acknowledging to have received from Francis Thornton full payment for Mary's moiety is desirous of securing the title in the land to Francis Thornton, deceased, or to secure him that he may be indemnified in case he should be evicted of the said moiety of land by Chas Ashton ... indemnify him ... obligation to be void ... Presence of Willm Bernard, Francis Wilson; Signed: John Ashton

      Deed proved 7 May 1772, Deed Book 5, page 126
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber D; 1738 - 1740; Pages 394-398. Oct. 15, 1739. William Thornton of Parish of Brunswick King George, Gent. and Frances his wife to John Frogg of Parish of Hamilton Pr. Wm., merchant....for 25 lbs. curr. money....50a....tract in Hamilton Parish in tenure of William Stevens, engineer line of John Allen....as near as may be upon a square so to include the plantation now in occupation of Nathanell Dodd on sd. 50 a....deeds of lease and release.
      Wm. Thornton
      Frances Thornton
      Wits: John Grant, Anthony Strother, William Thornton Jr.
      Rec'd. of John Frogg sum of 25 lbs. curr. money Oct. 16, 1739.
      At Ct. May 26, 1740 this release was proved by oaths of John Grant and William Thornton Jr.
      At Ct. June 23, 1740 this release was further proved by Anthony Strother wit. thereto to be deed of William Thornton and Frances his wife.

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