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

Henry Fitzhugh

Male 1706 - 1742  (36 years)


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  • Name Henry Fitzhugh  [1
    Born 1706  Eagle's Nest, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Dec 1742  Eagle's Nest, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023924  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father William Fitzhugh,   b. 1678, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1714, Eagle's Nest, Stafford County, Virginia now King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Mother Anne Lee,   b. 1682, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1731/32, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1701  St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy Carter,   b. 1715, Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1763, Eagle's Nest, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 28 Jul 1730  Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • July 28, 1730, Henry Fitzhugh, Jr., of Stafford and Lucy, daughter of Robert Carter
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Fitzhugh,   b. 3 Apr 1731, Eagle's Nest, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1756, Smithfield, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     2. William 'Chatham' Fitzhugh,   b. 24 Aug 1741, Eagle's Nest, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1809, 'Ravensworth' Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F14660  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1729 Stafford County, Virginia rent rolls by James Carter 21 Nov 1730; 17030 acres Henry Fitzhugh;said to pay KGco, but has not also due in arrears a thousand additional lbs tobacco
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      FITZHUGH, HENRY [Esquire, Colonel] (c.1706-1742) of "Eagle's Nest," Saint Paul's Parish, Stafford (now King George) County, died there intestate with large land holdings in several counties including King George in which records before his death he is often called Esquire Fitzhugh. COB #2, p. 339 : 3 June 1743 = Hancock Lee, James Strother, Benjamin Berryman and Enoch Innis, or any three of them first sworn, are appointed to appraise the estate of Henry Fitzhugh, Esquire, deceased, in King George County and make their report to Stafford County Court where administration was granted to Lucy Fitzhugh and Charles Carter, Esquire. Lucy (Carter) Fitzhugh (171?-1773), daughter of Colonel Robert Carter of "Corotoman," Lancaster County, married second Colonel Nathaniel Harrison (1713-1791) of "Brandon," Prince George County, and Colonel Nathaniel Harrison frequently appears on the King George County court re-cords. The Honorable William Fitzhugh (1741-1809) was only a year old when his father died and was raised at "Eagle's Nest" being the only son of his father, Clonel Henry3 Fitzhugh, who was the only son of Colonel William` Fitzhugh, also of "Eagle's Nest," the eldest son and heir-at-law of Colonel William' Fitzhugh (1651-1701). The Honorable William4 Fitzhugh (1741-1809) married Anne Randolph (1747-1805) of "Chatsworth," Henrico County, 2 April 1763, and for some years lived at "Somerset," Saint Paul's Parish, but built "Chatham" in 1768. This handsome brick mansion on the north side of the Rappahannock River overlooking Fredericksburg, was erected on land which descended to him from his great-grandfather, Colonel William' Fitzhugh (1651-1701).
      See, G.H.S.King, The Register of Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, 1723-1758, pages 224-232.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 170
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen. I ANN McCARTY of the Parish of Cople County of Westmoreland and Colony of Virginia being sick and weak but of sound and perfect sence & memory (thanks be to God for it) doe make ordain and appoint this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, this Seventh day of November Anno Domini 1728
      First, I give my Soul to God Almighty that gave it mee faithfully trusting that Ulna the merrits & satisfaction of our blessed Saviour, Jesus Christ, it will be remitted to my body & Gloryfyed. I desire yt: my body may be buryed at such place and in such decent manner as my Exrs. hereafter named shall think fit.
      Item. I Will and desire that all my just Debts be fairly and speedily paid;
      Item. I give each of my own Brothers & their Wives a Gold Ring wth: my hair under a Cristal & to Colo. JOHN TAYLOE one of ye same;
      Item. I give & bequeath to my Son, HENRY FITZHUGH, and his heirs for ever all my Lands, my two cases of knives and forks, one feather bed & furniture, my first wedding Ring. my Grandfather. CORBINs, mourning Ring and my waiting boy Negroe Harry;
      Item, I give to ELIZABETH FITZHUGH, Daughter of Majr. JNO FITZHUGH, one Gold Ring with my hair under a Cristall; ANN McCARTY Seal
      Item. I give to my Daughter, LETTICE, one Negroe boy & girl now in her Husbands possession, my Brother, RICHARDs, picture, my Silver candle Cup, my Chest of Drawers, my Gold Clasps or Studs wch: she chuses;
      Item. I give to my Daughter, SARAH FITZHUGH, my Fathers and Brothers Mourning Rings,my case with knife fork & spoon, the Studs or Clasps after her Sister has chose, my Silver ladle, my Mare and her increase, and Lucy & Ned, two Negroes I bo't this year of my Bro: THOMAS.
      Item. I give to BILLINGTON McCARTY a Stone Ring;
      Item. I give to SARAH BEAL the little Hoop Ring I wear;
      Item. I doe hereby discharge my Brothers, HENRY FITZHUGH, THOS: & HENRY LEE from their Bond & Bill of Excha: to my late Husband, MACCARTY which his Exrs. paid mee for part of wt: was due to mee from his Estate & I doe desire & direct that my Exrs. doe cancel & destroy the said Bond & Bills of Excha: soe yt: noe payment thereof be ever made by my sd. Brothers, the same being due out of my Childrens Estate I hereby give up the paymt. thereof to all intents & purposes;
      Item. I give to Negroe. Joan, a suit of my Cloaths, a Shift & a Sheet to be buryed in for her faithful service;
      Item. I give & bequeath all the rest of my Estate after Debts & Legacys paid to my Son, HENRY, my Daughter, LETTICE, & my Daughter, SARAH, to be equally divided between them by my Bros. THOMAS & HENRY LEE or ye Survivor of them, if both are not living at the time when the Division is to be made Item. I desire that my Estate be not appraised,
      ANN McCARTY Seal
      Item. It is my Will that when any money is raised for my Daughter, SARAH, by the Crops or produce of her Negroes or Sale of Stock as my Exrs. think proper, I doe empoower my exrs. to lay out her money for her use in Land or Negroes as they shall judge best for her, my Exrs. not to be chargeable with any loss of Stock or other things;
      Item. I due hereby appoint my Bros. THOMAS & HENRY LEE, & my Son, HENRY FITZHUGH, Exrs. of this my last Will and Testament, & have hereunto set my hand and seal the day & year first written
      Signed Sealed Delivered & Published in presence of us contained in two sides and
      what is above RICHARD signum HILL ANN McCARTY
      THOMAS SEARLE
      Westmorld. ss. At a Court held for the sd. County the 31st day of May 1732 into co Court This Last Will and Testament of Madm: ANN, McCARTY, deced-:, was presened thereto and by Colo. HENRY FITZHUGH, her Son and one of the Executors: who made Oath
      being proved by the Oath of THOMAS SEARLES (one of the witnesses thereto), at February Court last and by RICHARD HILL, the other witness, is admitted to Record.. And HENRY LEE, Gent., one of the Ezrs. in the sd. Will named in open Court refusing to take upon him the burthen of the Execution thereof; Upon the mocon of the said HENRY FITZHUGH and his performing what is usual in such cases, Certificate is granted him for
      obtaining a Probate thereof in due form
      Test. G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the Fifth day of June 1732, pr. G. T., C. C, W,
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      1730-1731 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book B; [Antient Press]; Page 9
      -This Indenture made betwixt HENRY FITZHUGH, Junior of Stafford County of the one part and WILLIAM WHITEHOUSE of Spotsylvania County of the other part. Witnesseth this sixth day of December Anno Domini 1727; that the said HENRY FITZHUGH, Junior hath devised granted set and to farm Lett one Messuage tenement and tract of land containing one hundred acres of land and being in Spotsylvania and bounded as followeth [Vizt.] [blank space] for and in consideration of the rents and duties hereafter mentioned and for and during the term and space of the natural lives of the aforesaid WILLIAM WHITEHOUSE, JOHN WHITEHOUSE and SARAH WHITEHOUSE his daughter or the Lougest Liver of then together with all houses edifices gardens orchards pasturages woods underwoods profits comodities heriditaments and appurtenances whatsoever or in any wise appertaining to the same To have and to hold the said Messuage tenement tract of land with the appurtenances to him the said WILLIAM WHITEHOUSE for and during the natural lives of the aforesaid WILLIAM WHITEHOUSE, JOHN WHITEHOUSE and SARAH WHITEHOUSE or the Longest Liver of them yielding and paying therefore yearly and every year during the term aforesaid unto the said HENRY FITZHUGH his heirs or assigns upon the said plantation and from thence rowling to a convenient rowling house upon the water side at the feast of St. Luke being the eighteenth day of October the neat sum and quantity of five hundred and thirty pounds of Tobacco and caske to contain the same as also yearly and every year at the time aforesaid four hens, capons or pulletts and if it shall happen that all or any part or the said yearly rent paid twenty days after the feast of St. Luke as aforesaid that then it shall and may be lawful' for the said HENRY FITZHUGH his heirs Executors Admrs. or assigns unto the said Messuage Tenement and premises to enter and distrain and leaving so distrained the said distress to keep until the rents as aforesaid with the arrearages be fully satisfyed and paid, but if it shall happen that the said rents or arrearages as aforesaid shall be at any time no sufficient
      distress of and upon the said Messuage Tenement and premises shall be found to answer the rent or arrearages of rent as aforesaid that then it shall and may be lawfull to and for the said HENRY FITZHUGH his heirs and assigns to reenter and possess the said premises as if this Lease lead never been made and the said HENRY FITZHUGH for himself his heirs Executors Adminisrs. and assigns doth covenant to and with the said WILLIAM WHITEHOUSE his heirs and assigns that he or they at any time shall change or renew a Life provided the said WILLIAM WHITEHOUSE or his heirs or assigns shall pay to the said HENRY FITZHUGH his heirs or assigns for the changing or renewing a Life as aforesaid one whole year's rent and so shall from time to time and at all times for ever hereafter change or renew a Life for and in consideration of paying a years rent down as aforesaid, and paying his yearly rent as aforesaid to the said HENRY FITZHUGH his heirs or assigns to pay yearly and every year when it shall be lawfullly demanded the Quitrents for his Quantity of Land to the Chief Lord of the fee and so shall from time to times and at all times save the said HENRY FIRZHUGH his heirs and assigns harmless and indemnified from the same. In Witness whereof the partys above written have Interchangeably set to their hands and seals the day and year above written.
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us
      HUGH FRENCH HENRY FITZHUGH, Junior [seal]
      JOHN MULKAY
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday March the 3rd 1729/30. HENRY FITZHUGH, Esq. acknowledged this his Deed for Land unto WILLIAM WHITEHOUSE at whose motion the same was admitted to record.
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk. Cur.
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      1730-1731 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book B; [Antient Press]; Page 10
      -This Indenture made betwixt HENRY FITZHUGH, Junior of Stafford County of the one part and JAMES WHEELER of Spotsylvania County on the other part. Witnesseth this sixth day of December Anno Domini 1727; that the said HENRY FITZHUGH, Junior hath devised granted set and to farm Lett and by these presents doth devise grant set and to farm Let one Messuage Tenement or tract of land containing one hundred acres of land situate lying and being in Spotsylvania and bounded as followeth [Vizt.] Beginning at a red water oak upon the south side of Rappahanock River running down the said river the various courses as thereof eighty six poles to a beach the corner tree of ROBERT BONDS tract so long the line of ROBERT BONDS tract to the back line of the grant pattent thence west fourteen degrees and a half north along the back side and so by a straight line to the first corner tree containing the said quantity for and in consideration of the rents and duties hereafter mentioned and for and during the term and space of the natural lives of the aforesaid JAMES WHEELER, JOHN WHEELER his eldest son and JAMES WHEELER, Junior his youngest son or the longest liver of them together withall houses edifices gardens orchards pasturages woods underwoods profits commodities heridaments and appurtenances whatsoever belonging or in any wise appertaining to the same To have and to hold the said Messuage Tenement and tract of land with the appurtenances to him the said JAMES WHEELER for and during the natural lives the aforesaid JAMES WHEELER, JOHN WHEELER and JAMES WHEELER, Junior Longest liver of them yielding and paying therefore yearly and every year during the term aforesaid unto the said HENRY FITZHUGH his heirs or assigns upon the said plantation and from thence rowling it to a convenient rowling house upon the water side at the feast of St. Luke being the eighteenth day of October the neat, sure and quantity of five hundred and thirty pounds of Tobacco and cask to contain the same as also yearly and every year at the time aforesaid four hens capons or pullets and if it shall happen that all or any part of the said yearly rent of five hundred and thirty pound of Tobacco or four hens capons or pullets shall be believed or unpaid twenty days after the feast of St. Luke as aforesaid then it shall and may be lawful! for the said HENRY FITZHUGH his heirs Executors Administrators or assigns unto the said Mesuage Tenement and premises to enter and distrain and having so distrained the said distress to keep until the rents as aforesaid with the arrearages be fully satisfyed and payd_ But if it shall appear that the said rents as aforesaid with the arrearages as aforesaid shall be at any time behind and no sufficient distress of and upon the said Messuage Tenement and premises shall be found to answer the rent or arrearages of rent as aforesaid that then it shall and may be lawfull to and for the said HENRY FITZHUGH his heirs and assigns to reenter and possess the said premises as if this lease had never been made and the said HENRY FITZHUGH for himself his heirs Executors Administrators and assigns doth covenant to and with the said JAMES WHEELER his heirs and assigns that at any time he or they shall change or renew a Life provided the said JAMES WHEELER or his heirs or assigns shall pay to the said HENRY FITZHUGH his heirs or assigns for the changing or renewing a Life as aforesaid one whole years rent and to shall from time to time and at all times forever hereafter change or renew a Life for and in consideration of paying a years rent down as aforesaid and paying his yearly rent as aforesaid to the said HENRY FITZHUGH his heirs or assigns. And the said JAMES WHEELER doth farther covenant for himself his heirs Executors Administrators and assigns to pay yearly and every year when it shall be lawfully demanded the Quitrents for his Quantity of Land that he holds to the Chief Lord of the fee, and so shall from time to time and at all times save the said HENRY FITZHUGH his heirs and assigns harmless and lndemnifyed from the same. In Witness whereof the parties above written have interchangeably set to their hands and seals the day and year above written.
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of us
      HUGH FRENCH, JOHN THOMPSON HENRY FITZHUGH, Junior [seal]
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday March 3rd 1729/30.
      HENRY FITZHUGH, Esq. acknowledged this his Deed for Land unto JAMES WHEELER at whose motion the same was admitted to record.
      Test JOHN WALLER, CIk. Curt.

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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK O; 1748-1767; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 45-47 In Obedience to Order of the Court bearing date 9th February 1748 .. We the Subscribers have set one third of all the slaves & Stock in St. Paul's Parish belonging to Estate of Colo. HENRY FITZHUGH deced .. set apart for Mrs. LUCY HARRISON'S Dower .. We also by Agreement with Colo. NATHL. HARRISON and Lucy his wife assign 732 acres of land out of the whole 1797 acres the said 732 acres to be laid off as Followeth Beginning at the upper corner of said land on the River bank running Easterly down to River .. thence South for which said 732 acres of land Nathaniel Harrison and Lucy have agreed to quirt their thirds of the mill part and their thirds of the profits of the Mill except to be sold free .. The names of the Slaves are Vizt (27 named) -. horses, cattle & sheep and also her thirds of all other estate in Stafford County where the Law gives it to her .. 22d August 1748.
      Philip Alexander
      William Walker Robt. Massey
      At Court held for Stafford County 14th March 1748 Assignment of Dower to Nathl. Harrison Esgr. and Lucy his wife, Relict of Henry Fitzhugh esqr. deced, presented into Court .. ordered to be recorded.

  • Sources 
    1. [S908049] The Virginia Genealogist Volume 4, 1960, John Frederick Dorman, 105.

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