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

Dorcas Norrie

Female - Bef 1680


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  • Name Dorcas Norrie 
    Born Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 1680  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I025846  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Family ID F15971  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Sturman,   b. 1650, Kent Island, Queen Anne's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1723, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Bef 1671  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Dorcas Sturman,   b. Abt 1676, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 25 Feb 1750/51, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     2. Thomas Sturman,   b. Bef 1680, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1737, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F14467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WILLS OF Westmoreland County, Virginia 1654-1800 BY AUGUSTA B. FOTHERGILL: Pg 13
      NORRIE, DAVID, 22 December 1671; 31 July 1671.
      Son John Norrie land called Fair Fountain ; wife Bridget and child unborn rest of land and estate.
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      JOHN STURMAN 2nd, by his marriage to Dorcas Norrie, previous to 1671, had one child, a son:
      (1) Thomas Sturman 2nd, who was the sole heir of his mother, Dorcas (Norrie) Sturman, who d. prior to 1680. Thomas d. 1737, his wife, Margaret evidently, predeceasing him.
      His will, bearing date April 1 1737: pro. Nov. 30 1737, names the following children :
      (1) Dorcas Sturman, md. Raffedy, untraced.
      (2) Anne Sturman, named in father's will as Anne Walker, md. 1st, not later than 1729, her half cousin, William Stewart, son of John and Elizabeth (Sturman) Stewart, Elizabeth was half sister of Thomas Sturman, whose mother was Dorcas Norrie, EIizabeth's mother being Elizabeth Spence, second wife of John Sturman 2nd. Anne Sturman, by her marriage to William Stewart, had at least two children, and probably more. The only ones known at present are:
      1. Nicholas Stewart, a voter in King George County, Virginia. in 1751.
      2. Elizabeth Stewart, named in the will of her grand-father, Thomas Sturman, 1737.

      (2) Anne (Sturman) Stewart and her husband, William Stewart, deeded 30 acres of land to John Spence in 1732, "land inherited by sd William as heir-at-law to his 1/2 bro. Bryant Marphew," (D. B. 8-(1)-p. 41-1732). sd. John Spence being cousin to William Stewart. This land was purchased by Bryant Murphy, Sr., from Thomas Sturman, father of Anne (Sturman) Stewart, in 1707. In 1733/34, Anne Stewart and her husband, William, deeded 80 acres to George Blackmore, and removed to King George County, Virginia. in 1735. In that year, very shortly after the death of his mother, Elizabeth Sturman (Stewart-Murphy) Muse, Williams Stewart died. On April 4, 1735, Anne Stewart, his widow, and Nicholas Muse 2nd, her husband's half brother, gave bond in King George County, as co-executors of William Stewart's will. By March 30, 1736, Anne had married Samuel Walker, son of Thomas Walker, (will West'd. Co. 1715), and his wife, Mary, and cousin to Elizabeth Asbury, last wife of Nicholas Muse 2nd, Williams Stewart's half brother. On March 30-1736, Samuel Walker sued Nicholas Muse 2nd, Exor. of the will of his (Nicholas') mother, Elizabeth Sturman (S.-M.) Muse, (will 1735), for the Cow and Calf which she gave to Williams and Ann5 Stewart, each, which the Stewarts had in their possession until Nicholas Muse, in the gift, was older than she.

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