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

Taylor Chapman

Male Abt 1712 - 1750  (~ 38 years)


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  • Name Taylor Chapman 
    Born Abt 1712  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Feb 1749/50  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I024829  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Jonathan Chapman,   b. Abt 1680, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1749, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother Jane Taylor,   b. Abt 1690, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1770, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married Abt 1706  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F07969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Markham,   b. Abt 1713, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married 13 Sep 1739  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jane Chapman,   b. 25 Jan 1739/40, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1740, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. William Chapman,   b. 12 Sep 1741, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jane Chapman,   b. 25 Jan 1741/42, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Joseph Chapman,   b. Bef 1745, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F15278  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • died nov 10, 1749
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      Last Will and Testament of Taylor Chapman
      Deed book O, Pages 80-82, Stafford County, Virginia Records
      Contributed for use on the Stafford County, VirginiaGenWeb Site by A. Murdock smalldab@bellsouth dot net
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~vastaffo/court/taylorchapmanwill.htm

      In the name of God amen I Taylor Chapman of the parish of Overwharton & County of Stafford Gent. being at the present sick & weak of body but of sound mind & disposing memory blessed by God for the same & calling to mind the shortness & uncertainty of Human life have thought fit for the better ordering of My worldly affairs to make this my last will & Testament in manner & form as follows: I commend my soul into the hands of almighty God my merciful creator, hoping for eternal happiness & remission of all my sins only in & through the merits & mediation of my dear redeemer Jesus Christ my body I leave to be devoutly buried according to the discretion of my Exr hereafter mentioned & appointed All my debts lawfully contracted I desire may be honestly paid out of what Estate it hath pleased God to bless me with & the remainder I give as follows

      Imprimis I give & bequeath the land whereon I now live which I bought of William Jackson to my dear & loving wife Margaret Chapman during her natural life only & after her death I give & bequeath the same unto my loving son William Chapman & his heirs forever.
      Item I give & bequeath the land I bought of Colo. Johnson Champe unto my loving son Joseph Chapman & his Heirs forever, and as the said Champe has never yet made me Deeds for the same my desire is the Deeds be made out in my said son Joseph's name & acknowledged to him & that the consideration be paid out of my Estate in yearly payments of eight pounds per annum according to our agreement
      Item I give & bequeath to my said son William Chapman & his heirs my negroe fellows named Tom & Stephen Item I give and bequeath to my said son Joseph Chapman & his heirs my negro wench Chloe only: her Juneau till he comes of age to be disposed of as follows
      Item I give and bequeath to my loving daughter Jane Chapman & her heirs my negro Joseph the son of Chloe Item my will & desire is that my negro fellow Frank be sold by my Exr & another negro bought in his stead with his produce & out of what money I leave behind me and the said negro when bought I give unto my loving wife during her natural life & after her decease the value thereafter to be Equally Divided among my Surviving Children Item it is my further will & desire that whatever children my negro wench Chloe may have before my son Joseph comes of age they may be Eually Divided among my said three children or the Survivors as they Severally come of age Item I give unto my friend Capt Benja Strother my horse called Robin.
      The rest of my Estate of what kind so ever I leave to be Equally divided among my wife & the said three children or the Survivors of them & my wife's share after her decease to be Equally Divided among my said Children also or the Survivors of them; and my desire is likewise that my said Estate may be inventoried but not apprais'd but kept together untill my children come of age & they maintain'd & Educated out of the profits thereof according to the discretion of my Exr hereafter named.
      Lastly I nominate and appoint my dear & loving wife Margaret Chapman & trusty & well beloved friend Capt Benja Strother Executrix & Exr of this my last will & Testament hereby revoking and Disannulling all former wills by me made & declaring this writing only contained in this & the two foregoing Pages to be my last will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 8th day of Nove anno:Dom:
      1749
      Taylor Chapman (seal)
      Signed Sealed & published
      in presence of
      John Moncure, Peter Hodgman, Robert Mclouraine (?), Michl. Wallace

      At a Court held for Stafford County 13th Feby 1749
      The within last will & Testament of Taylor Chapman decsd was presented unto Court by Margaret Chapman one of the Exr therein named who made oath thereto according to Law. And being proved by the oaths of three of the witnesses thereto is admitted to record and on motion of the said Exr & she performing what is usual in such cases certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

      Fouts H. G?. Tyler Cl Court

      Note 1: Based on my research, I believe Taylor Chapman to be the son of Jane, (Maiden Name Unknown) Chapman Murdock, by her first marriage to ? Chapman (first name possibly Thomas). Jane subsequently married Jeremiah Murdock. Jane and Jeremiah's wills are posted on the King George County GenWeb Archives page.
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      James Hughes 2005-09-28 17:52:23
      Stafford County Family Group Sheets
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~vastaffo/groupsheets/MasonJohn815.htm

      1745 The Estate of William Mason deced. Dr - paid Mr. Ferhuson, William Allen, Edward Waller, Mr. Nathl. Chapman, John Mason, Alexr. Doniphan, Mulrain Bails, Chas. Harding, John Richards, Jas. Jones, George Waller, Saml. Newball, Jas. Litterall, Mr. Rae.
      Cr - By Brereton Jones, John Carter, Taylor Chapman, Chas. Harding, Richard Young. 10 August 1746. Errors excepted.
      Jane Mason

      At Court held for Stafford Co. 12 Aug. 1746, Jane Mason Administratrix of William Mason deced. made oath to an account agst. her deced. Husband's Estate..admitted to record.

      Both William Mason before 1745 and John Mason after 1745 appear in deed and will books as witnesses or appraisers of their neighbor's estates. Without exception, BOTH are associated with the same names in these records: Waller, Matheny, Allen--clearly their neighbors in the area south of Aquia Creek.
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      James Hughes 2005-08-30 10:01:13
      Court Records

      William Chapman, Guardian Bond by Joseph Murdock and Richard Hooe
      Deed Book O, Page 345, Stafford County, Virginia Records

      Submitted By: A. Murdock

      Know all men by these presents that we Joseph Murdock
      & Richard Hooe of the County of Stafford are held & firmly bound
      to Thos. Lud. (Ind.?) Lee Esq & first justice in the commission of the posts for
      the said County for & in behalf of himself & the rest of the said
      Justices their heirs, Exrs admin & assigns in the sum of one thousand
      pounds. To the which[sic] payment well & truly to be made to the said
      Thos Lud.(Ind?) Lee we bind ourselves our heirs Exrs & administrators
      joyntly & severally, firmly by these presents sealed with our
      seals dated this ninth day of May 1750-----------------------------
      The condition of the above Obligation is such that if
      the above bound Jos. Murdock his heirs Executors or admin do and
      shall sell? & truly pay & deliver or cause to be delivered unto Willm
      Chapman Orphan of Taylor Chapman deced all such Estate or
      Estates as now or are or hereafter shall appear to be due to the
      said Orphan when & as soon as he shall arrive to the lawful age
      or when thereto require by the Justices of the said County Courts
      as also to keep harmless & indemnified the above named and the
      rest of the said Justices as their oath & every? of their Exrs & adm
      from all trouble & damage that shall or may arise about the said Estate
      then this obligation to be void, also to remain in full force.
      Jos Murdock
      Richd Hooe
      At a court held for Stafford County 9th May, 1750
      Jos. Murdock & Richard Hooe Gent. acknowledged this their
      bond which is ordered to be recorded.

      Test
      ? Tyler CSC


      Transcribed by A. Murdock
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber M; 1749 - 1752; pp 24-28
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty third and twenty forth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty nine and in the twenty third year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the second & pursuant to the Last Will and Testament of NIMROD HOTT gent, Deceased bearing date the fifth day of Aprill one thousand seven hundred and forty eight relation being had may appear Between ANTHONY SEALE & FOUSHEE TEBBS Executors of the said Last Will and Testament of the said NIMROD HOTT gent Deceased of Deuingen Parish in County of Prince William of one part and RICHARD BLACKBURN of the same Parish & County gent of other part witnesseth that they the said ANTHONY SEALE &FOUSHEETEBBS for the sum of Sixteen pounds Ten shillings current money path granted unto the said RICHARD BLACKBURN in his actual possession now being by vertue of a Bargain and Sale for one year and by force of the statute for transferring uses into possession/ and to his heirs and assigns forever all them two tracts of land with their appurtenances being in the Parish and County aforesaid and lying on both sides of a small Creek comonly call'd by the name of HOES CREEK containing one hundred and Sixty three acres of land formly granted to JOHN McDANNELL by Deed from the PROPRIETORS of the NORTHERN NECK of Virginia bearing date the Sixth day of September one thousand seven hundred and Thirty one and afterwards to wit the Twenty first day of March in the year one thousand seven hundred and thirty two at a Court continued and held for the County of Prince William the said JOHN McDANNELL together with ANN his Wife conveyed the aforesaid tract of land to the aforesaid NIMROD HOTT gent. deceased and to one JOHN JEREMIAH HEISS to them their heirs and assigns in fee simple forever and is bounded beginning at A a marked Hiccory corner tree to FARROW on the side of a hill thence runing South West to a small Hiccory in the line of COLO. TAYLOE at: thence runing South East to an other sma.. hiccory in said TAYLOEs line at C thence runing North East to a small white Oak on a ridge at D thence runing North West to a black Oak on a ridge at E' thence runing North West to a white Oak corner to JOHN KINCHELOE at F thence runing South West to KINCHELOEs Corner the same course continued to an old Corner Hiccory on the North side of COARAMs Tobacc round at thence runing South West to a Poplar and red Oak joyning at FARROW at H thence runing North East to the first beginning & also one other parcel of land containing Twenty eight and an half acres of land being in the Parish of Dittengen and County of Prince William which said NIMROD HOTT purchased of TAYLOR CHAPMAN and MARGRET his Wife of STAFFORD COUNTY by Deeds of Lease and Release bearing date the twenty seven and twenty eight days of February in the year one thousand seven hundred and forty Two and is bounded beginning at_A a Hiccory in the head of a Branch of OCCOQUAN corner to THOMAS GREGG and extending thence South West to COLO. TAYLOEs line thence with his line East to the beginning together with all houses outhouses and he reditaments whatsoever belonging To Have and To Hold the said Two parcels of land with their appurtenances unto the said RICHARD BLACKBURN his heirs & assigns, In Witness whereof they the said ANTHONY SEALE and FOUSHEE TEBBS hath set their hands and affixed their Seals ANTHO. SEALE
      FOUSHEE TEBBS
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 27th day of November 1749 ANTHONY SEALE &FOUSHEE TEBBS Executors of NIMROD HOTT Gent deced acknowledged this Release and Receipt to RICHARD BLACKBURN gent. to be their acts and deed which
      is admitted to record

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