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

Francis Jett

Male 1735 - 1791  (56 years)


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  • Name Francis Jett 
    Born 1735  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Oct 1791  White Oak, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Jett-Shackelford Cemetery on Lloyd Jett's farm, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I025944  Tree1
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2020 

    Father Peter Jett,   b. 1710, Sittenbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1784, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Bowen,   b. 1717, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Between 1734 and 1735  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Peter jett married Rebecca (Bowen?), King George County, 1734/5.
    Family ID F16013  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bathsheba Porch,   b. 1738, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1817, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Jett,   b. Abt 1754, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1832, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     2. Francis Jett,   b. 1773, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Anne Jett,   b. Bef 1775, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Bathsheba Jett,   b. Bef 1775, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Berryman Jett,   b. Bef 1775, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Fenton Jett,   b. Bef 1775, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. John Jett,   b. Bef 1775, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Judith Jett,   b. Bef 1775, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Mary Jett,   b. Bef 1775, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Peter Jett,   b. Bef 1775, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Sarah Jett,   b. Bef 1775, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Susannah Jett,   b. Bef 1775, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F16018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Francis Jett, son of Peter Jett (d. 1784) of King George Co.Anne Jett, daughter or Francis Jett (d. 1791) of Stafford County, and wife of Archibald Rollens [Rawlings}

      Bathsheba Jett, wife of Francis Jett (d. 1791) of Stafford Co.

      Bathsheba Jett, daughter of Francis (d. 1791) of Stafford County, and wife of John Cox.

      Francis Jett died in Stafford County, 1791. At least: his will was dated early in that year and is now on file in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

      Francis Jett died in Stafford County, 1791. (He was a son of Peter Jett who died in King George County, in 1784

      Peter Jett of King George County from Henry Fitzhugh of Stafford County, 100-acres for the life of the said Peter, Rebecca, his wife, and Francis, his son, 1737.
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      "Peter Jett's will May 22, 1784....King George County:
      In the name of God Amen. I, Peter Jett of King George County, Virginia and the parish of Brunswick, I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it to me and my body to be buried in a Christian and decent manner at the descretion of my executors hereafter mentioned, and what little estate it has pleased God to endow me, I give and devise the same in manner and form as followeth:
      I bequeath unto my daughters, Mary Hunstead and Anne Conley my negro woman named Rose and lease of the land I now live on, containing one hundred acres and my 2 houses.
      I bequeath unto John Pratt Bowen, my lease I bought from John Reuben Payne, being the same land whereon sd Payne now lives. And also to John Pratt Bowen, one bed, one table and furniture. It is my desire that my stock of hogs be divided between John Pratt Bowen and my daughters Mary Humstead and Anne Conley.
      I bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Curtis 5 shillings.
      I bequeath unto my daughter Susanna Payne, 5 shillings.
      I bequeath unto my daughter Margaret Thielkild, 5 shillings.
      I bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Jones, 5 shillilngs.
      I bequeath unto my grandson Jesse Thielkild, my young sorrel mare.
      I bequeath unto my granddaughter Susanna Hunstead, my wife's saddle.
      I bequeath the residue of my estate to be equally divided between my sons Francis and William Jett, and my daughter Mary Humstead and Anne Conley.
      And lastly, I appoint my sons Francis Jett, William Jett, and John Pratt Bowen, my whole and sole executors, as witness my hand and seal this 22nd day of May, in the year of our Lord 1784.
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      "Will was dated Oct 20, 1791, leaving only five pounds to his eldest son Thomas. Thomas and Archibald Rowley allegedly destroyed the will before it could be probated. A suit was filed in 1820 and not settled until 1824. (Research by James Melton and Barbara Denahey)"
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/stafford/wills/j3000001.txt
      URL title: Francis Jett's will....October 20, 1791 Stafford Co
      Note:
      In the name of God Amen I Francis Jett of Stafford County, Virginia, being sick and weak but of perfect sense and memory thanks be to God for it and knowing that it is once appointed for me to die, first I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it to me, then my body to be buried in a Christian-like and decent manner at the discretion of my executors hereafter mentioned wand with what little estate it has pleased God to bless me with, I give and dispose the same in manner following.
      Item; I give unto my beloved wife Bathsheba Jett, all my whole estate during her natural life or widowhood.
      Item: I give unto my son Francis Jett, all my land bought of John POLLARD up the branch that heads against Darby Sullivan's house.
      Item: I give unto my son Berryman Jett, the following negros: Tom, Port, Jane and Billah, and if Francis Jett dies without a lawfully begotten heir, his land is to be devided between Peter and Berryman Jett, and if Peter dies without a lawful heir, his land is to be divided between Francis and Berryman Jett.
      Item: I give unto my son John Jett one negro man Tom.
      Item: I give unto my son Thomas Jett, 5 pounds.
      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th day of October, 1791.
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      1735-1743 King George County Deed Book 2 (Antient Press); pp. 163-164
      Indenture made 14th January 1737 between HENRY FITZHUGH of Stafford County Esqr. and PETER JETT of King George County Planter .. to Farm lett 100 acres in King George County bounded upon lands of CHARLES WEBSTER, WILLIAM PAIN & the Glebe .. for term of natural lives of said Peter Jett, REBECCA his wife & FRANCIS JETT his son .. to pay 500 pounds Tobacco & Cask yearly at Feast of St. Luke .. roll'd to such convenient Rolling Houses or warehouses on the waterside .. four hens & quit rents ..
      Presence George Lee, Henry Fitzhugh
      Geo: Fraser Peter Jett
      At a court held 3rd February 1737 .. Lease recorded

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