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

John Dinwiddie

Male 1695 - 1726  (31 years)


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  • Name John Dinwiddie  [1
    Born 1695  Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Sep 1726  King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I027947  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Robert Dinwiddie,   b. Bef 1662, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Oct 1712, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 50 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Cumming,   b. Bef 22 Jul 1666, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 30 Nov 1724, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years) 
    Married Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F49990  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Simpha Rosa Enfield Mason,   b. 1703, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1761, Gunston Hall Plantation, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1716  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Dinwiddie,   b. 1717, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1781, Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Jane Dinwiddie,   b. Abt 1718, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1794, Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F16982  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      KING GEORGE COUNTY VIRGINIA WILL BOOK A-1;1721-1752 {George Harrison Sanford King}; Page 45-47

      WILL OF JOHN DINWIDDIE
      In the Name of God Amen. I John Dinwiddie of King George County in the Coloney of Virginia, Merchant, being at present in Perfect health and memory but intending a voige for Glasgow in North Britt an do think fit to make this my last Will and Testament in manner following.
      Imprimis: My will is that all my Lands be sold to the best advantage for Money or Tobacco to the highest bidder except that Tract on Rappahannock River side which I bought, part of Robert Donaphan & part of Mott Donaphan, being two hundred acres.
      Item: My will is that none of my personal estate be appraised but that it be sold by Outcry or otherways as my Executors here-after named shall think proper
      ===
      1725-1728 King George Co VA Order Book
      Kine George County Court 4th of August 1727
      - Administration with the Will annext of the Estate of JOHN DINWIDDIE Gent.
      deced.. is granted unto JEREMIAH BRONAUGH and ROSE his Wife, the sd. JEREMIAH
      with JOHN AMBROSE and JEREMIAH BRONAUGH SENR. acknowledged their Bond for One thousand pounds Sterling for the said JEREMIAH and ROSE's true and faithfull administration thereof
      - RICHARD BRYANT, WILLIAM PROCTER, JOHN FARGUSON and JAMES HACKLEY or any three of them are appointed being first Sworn to appraise all and singular the Estate of JOHN DINWIDDIE Gent. deced., that shall come to their view in money and make their report to the next Court

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      1721-1723 King George County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page
      p. 9 King George County Court 7th of July 1721
      JOHN DINWIDDIE came into Court and made Oath that JOHN MORRIS deceased departed this life without making any Will as far as he knows or believes, And on his motion and giving security for the just and faithfull administration of the said Estate, Certificate is granted him for obtaining Letters of Administration in due form
      - JEREMIAH BRONAUGH, JAMES GRANT, GEORGE PROCKTOR and ROBERT DONIPHAN or any three of them are appointed some time between this and next Court to apparise all and singular the Estate of JOHN MORRIS deced. which shall be presented to their view and make report to the next Court. WILLIAM THORNTON Gent. or any other
      justices of the Peace for this County is requested is re_quested to administer an Oath to the appraisors for their true appraisement of the said decedents Estate and to JOHN DINWIDDIE, the Administrator, for his true discovery thereof - Ordered that JOHN SMITH, Tanner, be sworn Constable for the year ensuing and that he forthwith repair to some justice to take the Oath
      ===
      1724-1730 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book, Part 3; {Antient Press}:
      Spotsylvania County Court 6th of March 1727/28; Page 224
      - In the action of Debt brought by JEREMIAH BRONAUGH & ROSE his Wife, Alms. &c. of JOHN DINWIDDIE deced, Plts. against JACOB WALL Defendt., there being no appearance of either party when called, ordered that ye same be dismist
      - On the Scire facias brought by JEREMIAH BRONAUGH & ROSE his Wife, Adm. of JOHN DINWIDDIE deced, agst. ABRAHAM FIELDER Defendt., who appeared and put in his plea; On motin of the Plts. time is given them to the next Court to consider the same
      ===
      1724-1730 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book, Part 4; {Antient Press}:
      Spotsylvania County Court 2d of September 1729; Page 341
      - On petition of ABRAM FIELD Gent. to have a Dedimus Potestatem issue for the taking of NATHANIEL GRAYs Evedence of WESTMORELAND COUNTY (he being very ancient & unable to attend this Court) being the materiall Evedence for him in ye Tryall depending between him & JERIMIAH BRONAUGH JUNR. &ROSE his Wife, Admrs. with the Will annexed of JOHN DINWIDDIE deced, the same is granted & ordered that the Clerk do issue and direct one to BIRDINE ASHTON and JOHN ELLIOTT Gentn. to examine ye said GRAY (giving the Plantiff notice) and for them to make report thereof to the next Court
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      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 2
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on November the third 1730
      - In the Injunction in Chancery brought by ABRAHAM FIELD Gent. against JEREMIAH BRONAUGH & ROSE his Wife, Admrs. with the Will annexed &c. of JOHN DINWIDDIE Gent., late of KING GEORGE COUNTY deceased, to stay the proceedings of an action of Debt brought by the said Admrs. ags. him ye sd. FIELD for Nine thousand five hundred pounds of Tobacco by Obligation, the matter being sett for tryall on bill, answer and replication and referred for Argument, the Court having heard all the arguements and Evedences on each side are of oppinion that the said FIELD have paid & over ballanced the Obligation and that the said Obligation is not good, And ordered that the said Injunction be made perpetuall and the suit dismist with costs, from which Judgment the said BRONAUGH &c. moved for an appeal to be granted him and Liberty to give Bond and Security in the Clerks Office, which was overruled by the Court, for that it was their oppinion that Bond and Security ought to be given in Court on granting the appeal
      ===
      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 4
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County 4th of November 1730
      - On motion of Dr. MUNGO ROY, he is allowed for four days attendance and coming and going twice Fifty five miles as he was summoned an Evedence for JEREMIAH BRONAUGH and ROSE his Wife Admrs. &c. of JOHN DINWIDDIE Gent. deced. against ABRAHAM FIELD (he having sworn to the time). It is therefore ordered that ye said BRONAUGH &c. Admrs. &c. do pay the said ROY the same with costs alias Exo.
      ===
      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 4
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County 4th of November 1730
      - On motion of JOHN COBURN, he is allowed for four days attendance for coming and going thirty six miles twice and for four ferriages over at the WIDOW JOHNSONs as he was summoned an Evedence for ABRAHAM FIELD Gent. against JEREMIAH BRONAUGH &ROSE his Wife, Admrs. &c. of JOHN DINWIDDIE Gent. deced, the having sworn to the time). It is therefore ordered that the said FIELD pay the said COBURN the same with costs alias Exo.
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      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 4
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County 4th of November 1730
      - On motion of EDWARD PRICE, he is allowed for six days attendance as he was summoned an Evedence for ABRAHAM FIELD Gent. against JEREMIAH BRONAUGH and ROSE his Wife. Admrs. &c. of JOHN DINWIDDIE Gent, deced., (he having sworn to the time). It is therefore ordered that the said FIELD do pay the said PRICE the same with costs alias Exo.
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      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 4
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County 4th of November 1730
      - On motion of JOSEPH COOPER, he is allowed for four days attendance as he was summoned an Evedence for ABRAHAM FIELD Gent. against JEREMIAH BRONAUGH & ROSE his Wife, Admrs. &c. of JOHN DINWIDDIE Gent. deced., (he having sworn to the time). It is therefore ordered that the said FIELD do pay the said COOPER the same with costs alias Ex
      ===
      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1-A, (Antient Press); pp. 121-125
      ndenture 1st April 1731 between JEREMIAH BRONAUGH JUNR. and ROSE his wife, THOMAS MONTIETH and JEREMIAH BRONAUGH SENR. Executors of the Last Will & Testament of JOHN DINWIDDIE Gent. deced of one part & WILLIAM STEVENSON of Parish of Washington County of Westmoreland Physitian of other part for Two hundred fourty pounds current money of Virginia sold all that tract lying on North side of Rappahanock•River in Parish of Hanover containing 200 acres .. 173 acres of said 200 being sold unto JOHN DINWIDDIE by ROBERT DONAPHAN & the other 27 acres by MOTT & ROBERT DONAPHAN by deeds of lease & release bearing Dates 1st & 2nd October 1722 .. Jere: Bronaugh Jr.
      Presence Ralph Falkner, Rose Bronaugh
      Lunsford Lomax, William Tyler Thos. Montieth
      Jere: Bronaugh Senr.
      2nd April 1731 .. Then came .. Executors of the Last will and testament of JNO. DINWIDDIE Gent. Deced & the said ROSE relinquished
      her right of dower ..
      Know all men .. We JEREMIAH BRONAUGH JUNR. and ROSE his wife, THOMAS MONTIETH and JEREMIAH BRONAUGH SENR. Executors of last will and Testament of JOHN DINWIDDIE Gent. deced .. bound unto WILLIAM STEVENSON of .. in amount of two hundred fourty pounds lawfull money of Virginia 2nd April 1731. Condition .. if truly observe all covenants .. obligation to be void .. otherwise remain in force ..
      Presence Ralph Falkner, Jerem: Bronaugh junr.
      Lunsford Lomax, William Tyler Thomas Monteith
      Jerem: Bronaugh senr. 2nd April 1731 .. Bond acknowledged and recorded.
      ===
      1743-1752 King George County Deed Book 3 (Antient Press); pp. 97-102 Indenture made 14th/15th November 1745 between ELIZABETH DINWIDDIE and JANE DINWIDDIE of Parish of Truro in county Fairfax Spinsters, Daughters & Coheirs of JOHN DINWIDDIE late of county King George Gent. Deceased of one part and ANNE CHAMPE Eldest Daughter of JOHN CHAMPE of Parish Brunswick in county King George Gent. of other part .. Elizabeth & Jane .. granted all that tract being part of Dividend formerly belonging to JOHN FOSAKER Deceased beginning .. back line of said tract .. corner to parcel formerly sold by John Fosaker to Colo. GEORGE MASON deceas'd land of JOHN GLENDENNING .. main Western most branch of Lambs Creek in line which divides this from .. land of Mason .. in Parish of Hanover now Brunswick King George County .. 136 acres it being part of Pattent granted unto GEORGE & JOHN MOTT for 15,654 acres on North side of Rappahanock River & in the Freshes thereof dated 17th October 1672 which by several conveyances is since become the Freehold and Inheritance of said ELIZABETH & JANE DINWIDDIE IN Fee Simple .. granted by lease & release for Eighty five pounds current money of Virginia ..
      Presence Anderson Doniphan, Eliza. Dinwiddie
      Wm. Lampton, Hayward Todd, Jane Dinwiddie
      J. Mercer
      At a court held 6th December 1745 .. Release recorded together with receipt for consideration money .. Know all men .. We Elizabeth and Jane Dinwiddie .. are bound unto ANNE CHAMPE .. in sum One hundred and Seventy pounds current money of Virginia .. 15th November 1745. Condition .. if do truly observe .. agreements .. obligation be void otherwise remain ..
      Presence Anderson Doniphan, Wm. Lampton, Eliza. Dinwiddie
      Hayward Todd, J. Mercer Jane Dinwiddie
      At a court held 6th December 1745 .. Bond .. presented by JOHN CHAMPE Gent. & recorded.

      ===
      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 3, 1958 [John Frederick Dorman]
      Will of Major John Dinwiddie, of King George County, Virginia

      The tested Testament and Inventory of the Debts and Sums of money which were indebted and owing to Mr. John Dinwiddie [Dinwoodie] Merchant in Glasgow sometime in Rappahannlock River in Virginia, [at] the time of his decease within the City of Glasgow who deceased in them month of [blank] last, faithfully made and given
      up by the deceased himself in so far as concerns the bequeathing of his effects and the nomination of his
      Executors and partly made and given up by Robert and Laurence Dinwiddie Merchants in Glasgow Brothers to the deceased, John Baird Merchant in Glasgow brother in law to him, and John Stark Merchant in the said borough Executors and universal intromitters with the deceaseds whole effects nominated and appointed by him conform to the latter will and Destination under which in so far aa concernes the up giving of the debts in after narrated, as the Defuncts latter will and Testament of the date, tenor and contents aftersaid in itself fully maketh mention.

      Inventar
      There was indebted and owning to the said John Dinwiddie [at] the time of his decease the sum of twenty
      four pounds Eleven shillings sterling with interest due thereon contained in a bill drawn by him upon and accepted by Mathew Dinwiddie Merchant in Glasgow payable to the said Drawer or order upon demand dated the twenty second of Jule 1725.

      Summes Paid
      Follows the Deceaseds Last will and Testament written on stamped paper.

      Know all men by these presents that whereas I John Dinwiddie of Hanover Parish in King George County Rappahannock River in Virginia hath lately come from thence where my family resides to Glasgow the place of my nativity and being at present of sound memory and judgement hath resolved to settle my worldly affairs and
      make my last will and Testament, and considering that my estate effects and means are in Virginia I do by
      these presents assign make over leave and bequeath to and in favor of Elizabeth and Jean Dinwiddie my lawful
      daughters procreated betwixt me and Rose Mason my spouse equally betwixt them in case of no other children to be procreated betwixt me and my said spouse all and singular my whole effects chattells debts sums and goods lands and estates servants negroes and others what so ever appertaining and belonging unto me in Virginia or any other where with the burden and reservation always of the share of my means and estate falling by law to the part of the said Rose Mason my spouse and whereas at my departure from Virginia which was in the Month of September last the said Rose Mason my spouse was then with child Therefor I by these presents will and ordain that in case the same be a male child he shall have right to the one half of my whole means and estate and the said Elizabeth and Jean Dinwiddie my said daughters have right only but to the other half equally betwixt them. But in case the said child to be procreated be a daughter then my said estate shall be equally divided among the said three daughters with the burden and reservation foresaid in favour of my said spouse and for the better managing of my aforesaid children their persons and means they shall succeed and have right unto by my decease I hereby nominate and appoint Robert and Laurence Dinwiddie, Merchants, my brothers, John Baird Merchant in Glasgow my brother in law and John Stark, Merchant in the said borough or any two of them not only my sole executors and universall Intromitters with my whole effects chattels debts swns and goods for the behoof of my said children with power to them to give up Inventar thereof and confirm my testament but also to be trustees guardians and curators to my said children during the years of their pupilarity and minority and to manage and oversee their persons and means whom I hereby declare shall no way be liable for omissions in reach of them for another, but only each of them for their own positive deeds of administration and Intromission after deduction and allowance of all charges and expense they may be at in reference to the premises to be liquidated by a public accott under their hand and in case of my decease before my return to Virginia I hereby will and ordain that my children be brought over to Scotland and educated and
      brought up in my own native country And I do leave it unto my spouse to come over with them if she thinks fit;
      and that my whole means and effects lands and estate with my negroes servants and others in Virginia be all
      made sale of and disposed upon and the produce thereof remitted to Scotland to the hands of my said childrens
      tutors and curators and I hereby impower and connnission them to make sale and dispose of the same for the behoof of my said children and for that end to grant powers of attorney and all other writings requisite and
      necessary to the effect aforesaid and lastly in case of all my said children their decease before their age of
      twenty one years I hereby leave and bequeath my means and estate aforesaid left to them in manner as follows, vizt to Mary Sarah Janet and Catherine Dinwiddie my sisters equally amongst them. And this my last will and Testament I notify o.nd make known and consent that these presents be registered in the book of Council and Session [Common] Court Book of Glasgow or any other competent in Scotland therein to remain for preservation and Constitutes - - - - And In Witness thereof I have subscribed these presents consisting of this and the proceeding page written on stampt paper by John McGilchrist writer in Glasgow at Glasgow the twenty
      first day of February 1700 and twenty five years before these witnesses the said John McGilchrist and James
      Kelburn his servitor. Signed, John Dinwiddie
      Jno McGilchrist, witness
      James Kelburn, witness
      Confirmation is granted hereon in the usual form by John Wilson, Deputy Commissioner and James Kelburn,
      Deputy Clerk, at Glasgow the twenty ninth day of June
      1726.

  • Sources 
    1. [S906465] The Virginia Genealogist Volume 3, 1959, John Frederick Dorman.

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