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

Robert Sanford

Male Abt 1695 - 1738  (~ 43 years)


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  • Name Robert Sanford 
    Born Abt 1695  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Sep 1738  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028650  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Robert Sanford,   b. 3 Dec 1665, Stepney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1737, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Mary MNU Sanford,   b. Abt 1669, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 29 May 1738, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Abt 1689  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Muse,   b. 10 Dec 1699, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1740, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years) 
    Married Abt 1716  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Augustine Sanford,   b. Abt 1719, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1785, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Proved Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     2. Robert Sanford,   b. Abt 1730, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1787, Orange County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     3. Joshua Sanford,   b. Abt 1723, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Sanford,   b. Aft 1723, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth Sanford,   b. Aft 1723, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F13686  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Fothergills Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia.; Deeds and wills 8-2, p. 579; "Will of Robert Sanford, dated March 23, 1737, proved May 29, 1738
      To Wife Mary Muse, sons Augustine, my plantation, Johsua, Robert, my sons' Mother Mary Sanford, now living; my six daughters Elizabeth, Mary, etc.
      Executors: wife Mary, Edward Muse and Presley Neale.
      Witnesses: Richard Omohundra, Joseph Stanford, John Stanford."
      County Court Book: Mary Muse wife of Robert Sanford, daughter of John and Anne Muse.
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      SANFORD, ROBERT, 3 June 1736; * * * 1737.
      Sons Robert, John and Joseph land;
      daus. Margaret Neale, Jemima Minor;
      grandson Joshua Sanford;
      daus. Anne and Elizabeth;
      son Robert and Presley Neale exrs.
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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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      SANFORD, ROBERT Will written 3 March 1737.
      " In the name of God amen I Robert Sanford of the County (Westmoreland the Parish of Copley) being very sick and weak in body but in perfect - - - - do make this my last will and testament by so made (?)
      (IMPRIMIS) I committ my soul into the hands of my blessed Savior and redeemer Jesus Christ hoping through his merits to obtain everlasting life and salvation and my body to the earth from whence it came to be ? buried according to the discretion of my Executors hereafter names

      (ITEM) I give and bequeath to my son Augustine Sanford my land where I now live in Cople Parish together with all the orchards and other appurtenances hereon being or to the same belonging or in any ways pertaining to have and to hold to him and his heirs lawfully begotten and for want of such heirs (my) will and desire is that my son Robert Sanford shall have the above said lasts and his heirs lawfully begotten

      (ITEM) I give and bequeath to my son Joshua Sanford my land on the swamptown by the name of Dispos together will all houses orchards and other appurtenances hereon being or to the same belonging or in any ways appurtaining to have and to hold to (him) and his heirs lawfully begotten but not lay any claim to the said lands as long as his mother Mary Sanford lives unless she pleases to give it them and it is my wish and (desire) that my son Joshua Sanford when he has possession of the land I left him for to pay son Robert Sanford twenty five pounds current money but it it should please God that my son Augustine Sanford should die without heir that (then) my said son Joshua Sanford would (not pay) my son Robert Sanford the money above mentioned

      (ITEM I give and bequeath to my son Augustine Sanford (?) negroes names ? to hom and his heirs for some after the death of my wife and not before and for want of such heirs my wife is that survivor be heir to? brother

      (ITEM I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Sanford a negro girl named ? and her increase to him and his heirs forever after the decease of my wife and not before

      (ITEM) My will and desire is that my other two negroes Harry and Sam shall be sold (to) the highest bider for money after the decease of my loving wife and this money to be equally divided amongst my six daughters but if should happen that any of my daughters should die without heir that the survivors be heirs to their sisters

      (ITEM I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Sanford a ? legged black walnut and a ? calf to be delivered to her at the day of marriage

      (ITEM I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Sanford a bed and furniture according to the direction of her mother to be delivered to her at the day of marriage

      (ITEM) All the rest of my estate herein not given or otherwise bequeathed to be equally divided amongst my children to have share and share alike

      (ITEM) I do nominate and appoint my well beloved wife Mary Sanford and my friends Edward Muse and Presly Neale to be exec and executors of this my last will and testament. In testimony that this is my last will and testament I have ? my hand and affixed my seal this twenty-third of March Anno Domini 1737 (?)
      Robert Sanford
      Signed Sealed and published to be the last will and testament of Robert Sanford

      Richard Omohondro
      Joshua Sanford John Sanford

      Westmorelant/ At a court held for the said county the 29th of August 1738 (?) This last will and testament of Robert Sanford deceased was presented unto court (by) his relic Mary Sanford, Edward Muse, and Presley Neale his executors who made oath thereto and being proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto is admitted to record and upon the motion of the said executors and their performing what is usual in such cases, certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in this forum
      Recited the eleventh day of September 1738.
      GHCW Turberville
      Transcription and actual will copy provided courtesy of Mary Eve Hutcherson Lingbloom, Edmonds WA.


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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY ORDER BOOK, 1716-1718; pg 100
      Westmoreland County Court 31st day of August 1720.
      ROBERT SANFORD acknowledged a Deed of Guift of land from him to his son JOSEPH SANFORD to be his proper Act and Deed ordered the same be recorded

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