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

George Muse

Male Abt 1715 - 1791  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name George Muse  [1
    Born Abt 1715  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Jun 1791  Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028648  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2020 

    Father John Muse,   b. 1673, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1718, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Anne Hopkins,   b. 1679, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1726, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 1699  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Battaile,   b. Bef 1733, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1791, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 58 years) 
    Married 1749  Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Muse,   b. Aft 1750, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years)
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F45091  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Westmoreland County Virginia Wills 1654-1800
      MUSE, GEORGE, 3 May 1791; 2 June 1791.
      Daus. Anne Sanford Hall, Peggy and Elizabeth Muse; son George; five small children Burkett, Franky, Rebecca, Eleanor and George; friends Richard Muse and Newton Hall exrs.
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      From: Tom Hamm [mailto:thamm@bellsouth dot net]
      Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 5:19 PM

      Thank you for the information. I have a longer version of Anne Muse's will and didn't notice Sarah before. I am including the longer will in case you don't have it.

      29 Jun 1726: The will of Anne Muse, dated January 14, 1725, probated in Westmoreland County, June 29, 1726, devised:
      to son Edward, my now dwelling plantation and half adjoining land, it being part of 200 acres leased by my deceased husband of Col. Fitzhugh.
      To son William, other half of said land; but if he disturb my exors. or endeavor to claim my dwelling plantation, then said land to go to my son Hopkins.
      To son William, 1000 lbs tob. and one iron pot in his possession.
      To son Edward, feather bed and furniture, black walnut table and chest that stands in hall, 2 large pewter basons, diaper table cloth and 1/2 dozen napkins, one towel, 4 leather chairs and my gray mare.
      To sons Hopkins, John, Augustine and George (when 18 years old each) a cow and a calf.
      To daughter Mary Sanford, bed now in possession of Thos. Muse, Jr., oval table in hall, 5 leather chairs, my old side saddle.
      To daughter Anne Muse, bed and furniture in hall, and bedstead it lies in, oval table in chamber.
      To daughter Sarah Muse, bed and furniture that lies in the trundle bedstead in chamber and bedstead it lies and my trunk.
      To daughter Anne Muse, black mare and new side saddle and furniture.
      Son in law Robert Sanford, to have care and tuition of testatriz's children, Hopkins and George (until they are 18 years old) and of daughter Anne until 16 years of age, or marriage.
      To son Robert Sanford and son Edward Muse, stock of cattle and hoggs in equal division for support of my young children.
      Friend Benjamin Waddy, a gold ring of 10 shillings value. Residue of estate to be divided between 4 young sons Augustine, Hopkins, John and George and if any of them, when they attain 18 years of age "be adjudged to take evil courses then my aforesaid son or sons take him to their care as before until they attain the age of 20".
      Executors, friend Benja. Waddsy, son in law Robert Sanford and son Edward Muse.
      Witnesses: Anne Jones, Elizabeth Muse. (Westmoreland Co.
      W. B. 8, p. 170).

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      MUSE, ANNE, 14 June 1725; 29 June 1726. Westmoreland County, Virginia
      Son Edward the land of my deceased husband;
      sons William, Hopkins, John, Augustine and George the lands which he leased to Col. William Fitzhugh;
      my dau, Mary Sanford bed in possession of Thomas Muse Jr.;
      dau. Anne Muse bed and furniture;
      dau. Sarah Muse 1 bed, furniture and table;
      son in law Robert Sanford;
      friend Benjamin Waddey a ring.
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1793-1794; Liber JRM 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 286. At the request of Thomas Contee the following Deed was recorded November 2, 1793
      Indenture made October 9, 1793; Rezin Beall, Gentleman in consideration of the sum of 2500 pounds current money paid by Thomas Contee, merchant has sold 2,000 acres lying on the Ohio River which he purchased of Adam Stephen, living in Berkeley County, Virginia being part of a large tract of 51,000 acres laid out for George Muse, Adam Stephen, Andrew Lewis, Peter Hogg {officers under George Washington} and others and being also at this time 1/4th part of land undivided supposed to contain 8,000 acres. Signed Rezin Beall in the presence of and acknowledged before John Smith Brookes, Robert Bowie

      {Virginia Lieutenant Governor Robert Dinwiddie's Proclamation of 1754 declared that 200,000 acres would be set aside on the Ohio River for the officers and men who voluntarily served in the expedition to the Monongahela that year. Later, the Royal Proclamation of 1763 instructed American colonial governors to award veterans of the French and Indian War tracts of western land ranging from fifty to 5,000 acres, depending on rank. This land lies on the Kanawha River, a tributary of the Ohio River formed by the juncture of the Gauley River and the New River in present-day West Virginia and George Washington himself owned over 23,000 acres here. Further details can be found at http://www.mountvernon.org/digital-encyclopedia/article/the-kanawha-tracts/

  • Sources 
    1. [S799957] The Virginia Genealogist Volume 1, 1957, John Frederick Dorman.

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