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

William Wigginton

Male 1672 - 1722  (49 years)


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  • Name William Wigginton 
    Born 19 Jul 1672  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1721/22  'Locust Hall' Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I024279  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Family ID F14902  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Johnson,   b. Bef 1685, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1733, 'Locust Hall' Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years) 
    Married Bef 1705  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Wigginton,   b. Bef 1709, 'Locust Hall' Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1733, Accokeek, Stafford County, Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years)
     2. Elizabeth Wigginton,   b. Abt 1711, 'Locust Hall' Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1755, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     3. John Wigginton,   b. Bef 1712, 'Locust Hall' Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Margaret Wigginton,   b. Abt 1713, 'Locust Hall' Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James Johnson Wigginton,   b. Bef 1714, 'Locust Hall' Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1740, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 28 years)
     6. Henry Wigginton,   b. Abt 1721, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1741, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F14901  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Contributed byJo Anne Mackby

      William Wigginton b. 19 Jul 1672; d. 7 Nov 1721 Westmoreland Co. VA, son of William Wigginton of Aquia Creek on Augustus Run (1728) b. bef 29 Apr 1640 Little Marlow, Co. Bucks, England; Will: Stafford Co. VA; d. bef 1732 m. 17 Aug 1665 Elizabeth (?O'Neal?) murdered by Indians 9 Jul 1697. Issue:

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      Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia , Page 77
      WIGGINGTON, WILLIAM, 7 Nov. 1721; * * * March 1721/2.
      2 negroes to son James Johnson Wiggington;
      dau. Elizabeth Wiggington 2 negroes stock and plantation in Md.;
      wife Frances;
      dau. Anne 2 negroes;
      bro. Henry Wiggington if he should come to Virginia.
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      Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia , Page 66
      WIGGINTON, ROGER, 3 March 1717; 14 August 1718.
      To my son William my watch and 1 negro;
      son Roger my shoe buckles and 1 negro;
      daus. Elizabeth and Anne Wigginton 1 negro each;
      son Henry 1 negro, feather bed and furniture;
      brother William Wigginton and Willoughby Allerton exrs.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1714-1716 {Antient Press}: pg 61
      Westmoreland County Court 30th of November 1715
      - Surveyour Highwayes WIGGINTON
      WILLIAM WIGGINTON is appointed Surveyour of the Highwayes for that Precinct of Cople Parish where HENRY NETHERTON last served and it is ordered that he repaire and amend the Roads and Bridges within the same according to Law
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1714-1716 {Antient Press}: pg 65
      Westmoreland County Court 28th day of March 1716
      - JOHNSON's administration granted
      SAMUEL HEATH, WILLIAM WIGGINTON and WILLIAM DAVIES who severally intermarried with ANNE, FRANCES and ELIZABETH, Daughters ofELIZABETH JOHNSON, deceased, came into Court and respectively made Oath that ELIZABETH JOHNSON departed this life without makeing any Will soe farr as they know or believe and upon their Petition, Certificate is granted them for obtaineing Letters of Administration on the Decedent's Estate in due form. THOMAS LEE, Esqr. assumeing with SAMUEL HEATH, SAMUEL RUST with WILLIAM WIGGINTON and GEORGE ESKRIDGE with WILLIAM DAVIES to be security for their respective administration of the Estate according to Law, And it is ordered that HENRY NETHERTON, THOMAS NEWTON, JOSEPH CARR and JAMES COLEMAN or any three of them being first sworn before his Majesty's Justices for Westmorland County some time before the next Court value and appraise the Estate in money and make report thereof to the next Court
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1714-1716 {Antient Press}: pg 95
      Westmoreland County Court 26th ofJuly 1716
      - JOHNSON's Admrs v MORRISS. 1716 January ye 3d. Exo issued v comus
      RICHARD MORRISS confessed Judgment to SAMUEL HEATH, WILLIAM
      WIGGINTON and WILLIAM DAVIES, Administrators ofthe Estate of ELIZABETH JOHNSON, deced., for the sum oftwo thousand sixty and eight pounds of tobacco, ordered he pay the same with costs otherwise Execution
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY ORDER BOOK, 1716-1718; pg 9
      Westmoreland County Court 26th of September 1716
      - JOHNSON's Admrs. v FOOTMAN Judgment is granted SAMUEL HEATH
      WILLIAM WIGGINTON and WILLIAM DAVIES, Administrators of the Estate of ELIZABETH JOHNSON, deced., Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of JAMES JOHNSON, deced., against JOHN FOOTMAN for the sum ofthree hundred ninety and five pounds of tobacco, ordered he pay the same with costs alias Execution
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY ORDER BOOK, 1718-1721; pg 19
      Westmoreland County Court 31st day of July 1718.
      The last Will and Testament of ROGER WIGGINTON, decd. was presented into Court by WILLIAM WIGGINTON one of his Exors. in trust who made oath thereto and being proved by the oaths of WILLIAM DONOLSON and GEORGE GARLAND two of his witnesses thereto is admitl to record and upon mocon of his said Exors. and WILLIAM ALLERTON, Gent. the other Exor. in trust in the said Will named obtaining a Probate thereto in due form and It is ordered that JOHN SMITH, WILLIAM GARNER, JOSEPH CARR &SAMUEL KARLE or any three of them being first sworn before one of his Majesties Justices for the said County do some time before the next Court to be held for the County aforesaid value and appraise the Estate of the said WIGGINTON in money and make report thereof to the said next Court.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 9; 1738-1744 {Antient Press}: pp 209-211
      Pursuant to an Order of Westmoreland County Court bearing date the 23rd day of February 1741, importing the Division and Allotment of Three hundred and fifty acres of Land within mentioned to and amongst ELIZABETH WRIGHT, Widow, MARY POPE, Widow, and HENRY WIGGINTON, Son and heir of WILLIAM WIGGINTON, deced. by Colo. HENRY LEE, his Guardian so as to allot the said WIGGINTON an equal third part of the Three hundred and fifty acres. We the Subscribers being two persons in and by the said Order named were ordered and together and in Company with JAMES THOMAS, JUNR., Surveyor of the County afsd., to meet upon the Lands in difference on the 8th day of March last and view, Survey and run dividing lines in and through the lands in controversy so as to allot the afsd. WIGGINTON an equal third part of the Three hundred and fifty acres as afsd. We being accordingly met upon the land on the 8th day of March -els& but instead of three hundred and fifty acres we together with the Surveyor find three hundred and seventy acres and eight perches; after duly weighing and considering the quantity afsd. do think fit to make the following partition and division thereof. We do allot to the afsd. ELIZABETH WRIGHT for her third part, vizt. Begining at two Spanish Oaks and white Oak at (F.), and thence So. 52 1/2d. E. 152 pa: to a small red Oak in MIDDLETONs Line, then along the line N. 43 1/2d E. 133 pa: to the Locust post at (A.) then No. 54d. W. 160 po: to (G.) then S: 41d. W: 123 po: to the begining; We also allot for the said HENRY WIGGINTONs part, Begining at the afsd. red Oak by a Branch at E thence S. 50 1/2d. E. 157 1/2 pa: to J., a Stake between three red Oaks, then S. 47d, W. 138 po: to C., then No. 41 1/2d, E. 123 po: to the begining; We likewise allott for the said MARY POPEs part, Begining at a Stake at ( J) between three red Oaks, thence
      S. 4'd. W. 108 po: to K.. then So. 44d. E. 140 po: to D.. then N. 431/2d. E. along MIDDLETONs line 155 po: to H.. then N. 50 1/2d. W. 131 po: to the begining: each of the parts containing One hundred twenty three acres and fifty six perches; all which may fully appear by the Surveyors Platt and Report; Given under our hands and seals this 29th day of June 1742 SAMUEL OLDHAM
      PETER RUST
      Westmoreland ss, At a Court held for the said County the 29th day of June 1742
      At the Special Instance of HENRY LEE. Gent., Guardian of HENRY WIGGINTON, This Report under the hands of SAMUEL OLDHAM, Gent., and PETER RUST as Arbitrators and Viewers named pursuant to an Order of Court concerning the division of Land between the said WIGGINTON. ELIZABETH WRIGHT, Widow, and MARY POPE, Widow, is admitted to Record
      Recorded the Eighth day of July 1742 and Certified.
      In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand as Clerk of the said County
      Test GEORGE LEE, C. W. C.
      === Research Notes from Edward White

      Order Book 1739-1743, 132, 2/23/1741/2
      HENRY LEE, Gent. Guardian of Henry Wigginton Son of Wm. Wiggington, dec. by his potition set forth that JAMES JOHNSON of Cople Parish in this county af'd, dec. in and by his last will and Testament bearing date of ye twentieth day of January 1695 among other things therein contained did give and bequeath to his daughter ELIZA the mother of GERARD DAVIS orderly[?] houses and one hundred acres of land part of a tract of four hundred fifty acres of land by the Sd JAMES JOHNSON purchased of one THOMAS MOOR and GEORGE SEARLES and three hundred and fifty acres of land residue of the af'sd land by the said will the sd Johnson devised to be equally divided among his other daughters FRANCES, BARBARA and ANN, that ELIZABETH WRIGHT wid. of RICHARD WRIGHT, decd., daughter of the aforesaid FRANCES is now possessed with two hundred acres out of said Tract of land one hundred acres part thereof being dev'd to that ELIZ WRIGHT as heir at law to sd FRANCES of the other hundred acres being by that said RICHD purchased of the said GERARD. That MARY POPE wid. daughter of said ANN is possessed (as heir at law to sd ANN) with a third part of the af'd tract of three hundred and fifty acres of sd land. That the afd HENRY WIGGINGTON hath a Right to a third part of the three hundred fifty acres as being heir at law to the afd BARBARA. That the afd ELIZ. WRIGHT and MARY POPE have each heretofore now encroached and trespassed highly upon sd HENRY WIGGINGTON's part of the land afsd by cutting down the most valuable and best timber and likewise occupying and cultivating the ground of land of HENRY WIGGINGTON contrary to law. Therefore humbly prays an order for appointment of proper persons to allot divide and set apart the third part of the afsd three hundred and fifty acres of land: and in order to a more just division thereof the Pet pray this worshipful court to order for likewise appointing the Surveyor of this County to survey and run the dividing lines with Provision: whereupon it is ordered that Capt. SAM'L OLDHAM, ? JENNINGS and PETER RUST or any two of then im company with JAMES THOMAS Surveyor of the County af'd do meet upon the said land in ++++ the eighth day of March next (if fair, just the next fair day) and ++++ survey of ++++ dividing Lines in and through the land in controversy so as to allot the sd HENRY WIGGINGTON one third part of the said three hundred fifty acres, and make Report of their proceedings under their hand and Seals in writing to the next Court to be held for the County af'd, and that the Surveyor do also Return a plat of Such Survey or dividing lines. and it is further considered by this Court that the sd ELIZ. WRIGHT, MARY POPE, and ++++ ++++ on behalf of his Pupil do proportionately lay the expenses and Fees that shall accrue herein.

      NOTE: This was followed by:
      DW 9-209, 3/8/1741/2, 7/8/1742. Pursuant to an Order of Westmoreland County Court bearing date the 23rd day of February 1741/2 importing the Division and Allotment of 350 acres of Land within mentioned to and amongst ELIZABETH [WIGGINGTON] WRIGHT. Widow [OF RICHARD WRIGHT], MARY POPE, Widow. and HENRY WIGGINTON. Son and heir of WILLIAM WIGGINTON, deced. by Colo. HENRY LEE. his Guardian .