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

Henry Field

Male 1702 - 1790  (88 years)


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  • Name Henry Field  [1
    Born 1702  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1790  St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I026292  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2019 

    Father Daniel Field,   b. 1663, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1720, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Mary Alday,   b. Abt 1665, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1720, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married Abt 1695  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther James,   b. Abt 1722, Fredericksburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1755  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Field,   b. 24 Dec 1724, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1804, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Diana Field,   b. 1730, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Henry Field,   b. 19 Jun 1734, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1785, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     4. Esther Field,   b. 1741, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth Field,   b. 1743, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Daniel Field,   b. 1754, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F12255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Capt. Henry3 Field, Sr. (Daniel2, Abraham1) was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, and died December 1790 in Culpeper County, Virginia (prob.). He married Esther Bef. 1763.
      Notes for Capt. Henry Field, Sr.:

      Land abstract: Daniel Field and Henry Field, of Westmoreland Co; 850 acs.
      (N.L.), Essex County, in St. Mary's Par; in the fork & on the S. of Rappa. River; beg. against up. of an Island; crossing the Mountain Run; 11 July 1719, p. 419. 4 Lbs. 5 Shill.
      Nugent, Nell Marion. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Vol. 3, 1695-1732.
      Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1979. Page 256.

      Henry Field was a Lieutenant in the Colonial Militia of Spotsylvania County,Virginia. He was a vestryman for the Great Forks Church, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia, for 31 years. (Estes Genealogy)

      -9 January 1731. Elected as Vestryman of the newly formed St. Mark's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia One of 12 of the "most able and discreet persons of thier parish." (Scheel, Eugene M., Culpeper: A Virginia County's History Through 1920, Culpeper, Virginia: The Culpeper Historical Society, 1982, pg. 41)
      -1748. Land that had belonged to Dr. John Tenant became the property of Henry and Esther Field. Their 1242 acres became known as Tenant's Church Tract (Scheel, Eugene M., Culpeper: A Virginia County's History Through 1920, Culpeper, Virginia: The Culpeper Historical Society, 1982, pg. 386. his source is County Deed book B pgs. 336-338.)
      -27 April, 1749, was chosen to be in a Commission of the Peace for Culpeper County, Virginia, by a council of justices of the peace.
      -30 April 1752. Lt. Gov. Robert Dinwiddie appointed first known county justices of peace for Culpeper County.
      Robert Slaughter, Abraham Field, Francis Slaughter, Robert Eastham, William Russell, Henry Field, Phillip Clayton, James Pendelton, Thomas Slaughter, William Green, Jospeh Rogers. The first four had previously served as Orange County justices. (Scheel, Eugene M., Culpeper: A Virginia County's History Through 1920, Culpeper, Virginia: The Culpeper Historical Society, 1982, pg. 30)
      -1756-1758 Represented Culpeper County in the House of Burgesses. (Scheel, Eugene M., Culpeper: A Virginia County's History Through 1920, Culpeper, Virginia: The Culpeper Historical Society, 1982, pg. 359)
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      James Hughes 2005-12-26 09:23:57
      CULPEPER COUNTY, VIRGINIA - DEED BOOK A

      Henry Field Sr. Bond as Sherif 1749
      Culpeper County, Virginia DB:A: p.6

      Know all men by these Presents that we Henry Field, Robert Slaughter and Abraham Fields of the County of Culpeper Gent are held and firmly bound unto our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God King of Great Britain Ye, in the Sum of one thousand Pounds Sterling to be paid unto our Lord the King his Heirs and Successors to the which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our Heirs & Exors and Admin jointly and severally firmly by these Presents sealed with our seals Dated the
      Eighteenth Day of May Annoq Domini 1749
      The Condition of this Obligation is such that Whereas the Above bound Henry Field is by the Honorable the Leiutenant Governor of the Colony of Virginia Appointed Sherif of the Aforesaid County of Culpeper If therefore the said Henry Field shall tender to the Auditor and Receiver General of his Majesty’s Revenues a paricular true and perfect Account of all his Majesty’s Dues Arising within the said County, and also due Paimont [Payment] make of all Publick Dues and Fees put into the Hands to collect within the said County to the several Persons to whome the same shall be due and Paiable [payable] and true performance to make of all Matters and things Relating to the said Office during his Continuance therein Then this Obligation to be Void else to remain in full Force
      Sealed & Delivered Henry Field (L.S.)
      in Presence of Rob’ Slaughter (L.S.)
      Abra: Field (L.S.)

      At a Court held for the County of Culpeper on Thursday the 18th day of May 1749.
      This Bond was entered into and Acknowledged in open Court by the within mentioned
      Henry Field, Robert Slaughter & Abraham Field and Ordered to be Recorded
      Teste
      Roger Dixon Clk
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      1749-1759 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book B, Administration Bonds; [William Armstrong Crozier]; £2000 Mary James and Thomas James, admrs. of George James, decd., with Henry Field and Joseph Steward, sec. Mch. 6, 1753.
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      Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia , Page 71
      FIELD, DANIEL, 17 April 1720; * * *; July 1720. 2 plantations and 1 negro to dau. Joyce Hudson; Emma Price; sons Abraham and Henry my still and worm; son Henry 50 acres of land and the land in the fork of Rappahannock River to Abraham and Henry; son John Wheeler exr; Evan Price land in Stafford county; son Daniel Field land on Popes Creek.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK M; 1729-1748; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp. 480-481 In Name of God Amen This ninth day of September in the year of our Lord 1743 I JOHN WHEELER of Parish of Overwharton in County of Stafford being sick in body host. of perfect sense - do make this my Last Will & Testament. Imprimis I give my Soul into hands of God .. and my body to the earth. As to what worldly Estate .. I give as follows.
      Item My will is that my Loving Wife DIANA WHEELER do have the Plantation whereon I now live with the appurtenances during her natural life with the use and occupation of five Negroes (named) also during her natural life.
      Item I give unto GEORGE JAMES the Younger all that my tract of land and plantation whereon I now live containing about 300 acres after my wife's decease to him the said George James the Younger and the heirs of his body Lawfully begotten for ever and for Default of such issue to JOHN JAMES his Brother and Heirs .. and for default of such heirs to the next heir at Law to GEORGE JAMES the elder and MARY his wife of their Bodys lawfully begotten for ever.
      Item I give unto JOHN JAMES son of George and Mary his wife all my lands in the County of Prince William to him and heirs.
      Item I give unto George James & Mary his wife three Negroes to say Will Strike and Pegg the meaning of this bequest and my desire is that the said Negros Pegg be and remain in the Estate of my said Wife Diana and after her decease I give the said Negroe Pegg and her increase to my Daughter Mary James aforsaid during her naturall life after whose death I give the said Negroe and her increase to ESTHER JAMES Daughter of said George and Mary to her and her heirs.
      Item it is my will that my Loving wife Diana Wheeler have the full possession and enjoyment of all my personal Estate during her naturall life.
      Item I. give unto HENRY FIELD the Elder the sum of twenty pounds current money of Virginia to be paid by my Executrixe hereafter named within two years after my Decease or in any shorter space as she in her descretion shall think fit.
      Item it is my will that George James and Mary his wife enjoy my dwelling Plantation and land thereunto belonging during their natural lives after my wife's decease and after their decease then to George James the Younger in manner as before expressed.
      Item I give unto Esther James Daughter of George and Mary James a Negro boy called Charles and a negro woman nailed Pegg and her increase which said Negroe woman to be delivered her after the decease of her mother as before Express together with two feather beds and furniture, two iron putts, two cows and calves, two pewter dishes and six pewter plates, my large brass kettle and one young mare to her the said Esther and her heirs.
      Item I give unto GEORGE JAMES the Younger a negro girl named Hannah and her increase together with two feather beds and furniture, the new great Pot and a small one, three cows & calves, two pewter dishes and six pewter plates to him and heirs. Item it is my will that my two negroes namely Tom and Dick after the decease of my wife DIANA WHEELER be sold at Publick auction to the highest bidder and the money arising by such sale to be equally divided between George James the younger and his Sister Esther James ,. and heirs,
      Item as to the residue of my Personal Estate not herein devised of any kind or nature an ever after the decease of my Loving Wife Diana I give the same to GEORGE JAMES and MARY his wife and heirs.
      Item I desire my Estate may not be brought to an appraisal but that an inventory thereof be taken by my Executrix and by her returned according to Law.
      Lastly l hereby appoint my Loving wife Diana Wheeler my whole and sole Executrix of this my Last will & testament hereby revoking all other wills.
      Presence John Payton, John Wheeler Jas. Yelton, Rd. Rogers
      At Court held for Stafford County August 12, 1746 Will presented by Diana Wheeler .. made oath .. being proved .. admitted to record .. Certificate granted her for obtaining probate ..
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      1724-1730 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; {Antient Press}:
      Spotsylvania County Court 5th of April 1726; Page 109
      On Petition of HENRY FEILD to have the marke of his Cattle & hoggs recorded which is Vizt a crop and hole on each ear, is granted
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      1730-1738 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book - Colonial Militia; [William Armstrong Crozier]:
      Robert Green, Captain; Francis Slaughter, Lieut.; John Roberts, Ensign; Abraham Field, Captain; Henry Field, Lieut.; Francis Michall, Ensign of a company of foot, took the oath February 2, 1730-1. (Page 12.)
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      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 14
      Spotsylvania County Court 2 of February 1730/31
      - On Petition of SAMUEL WRIGHT, he is discharged from being Constable & Ordered that HENRY FIELD do serve in his room the being first sworn before a Majestrate of this County)
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      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 33
      Spotsylvania County Court 6th of April 1731
      - On motion of HENRY FIELD, he is discharged from being Constable and JOHN READ is ordered to serve in his room, he being first sworn before a Majestrate of this County
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      1734-1749 Orange County, Virginia Road Orders; [Ann Brush Miller]
      29 February 1739, O.S. p. 132
      Ordered that all ye People that work Under Henry ffield and Joseph Bloodworthe clear the road from the said Bloodworths Mill down to Mountpony and Work on ye Same under the Sd Overseers & be discharged from all other roads.
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      1734-1749 Orange County, Virginia Road Orders; [Ann Brush Miller]
      28 May 1742, O.S. p. 156
      Leonard Dozier is hereby appointed Overseer of ye road in the room of Henry ffield Gent and its ordered that Captn Lightfoots tithables Edward Douglass Jerome Rawson Zachy Pullman Wm Rumsey George Anderson Thomas Jones Wm Hansford Wm Crain & brother John Knight & John Sutton with all their tithables be added to ye former gang And its further orderd that the said Dozier with the tithables that formerly were on ye sd road under Henry ffield afd together with those added cause the said road to be cleared & the bridges thereon to be repaired according to Law.
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      1734-1749 Orange County, Virginia Road Orders; [Ann Brush Miller]
      26 May 1744, O.S. p. 132
      The order for Henry ffield & Wm Russell Gent & Gerhard Banks to view and lay of ye road from the Ridge below Cumins.s to the North river near the pitch of the fork being returned by ye sd Henry ffields and Gerhard Banks in these words In pursuance of this order we the subscribers have viewed and mark.d out the road and find it to be a good ridge to Thomas Hords quarter on ye north river and we find a good place for a ferry on ye sd River but the horse ford wants to be cleared of Stones before it can be called good Its ordered that the said road be cleared according to return and that the tithables belonging to ye lower end of ye fork below the County road including the tithables of ye sd Henry ffield on his Mannor plantation do work on ye sd road under ye sd Henry ffield who hereby is appointed Overseer of ye sd road And its further ordered that he with the said tithables clear ye same some time in ye month of October next according to Law and that the said tithables be exempted from all other roads.

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    1. [S044736] Abraham Field.

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