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

Henry Asbury

Male Abt 1680 - 1740  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name Henry Asbury 
    Born Abt 1680  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 May 1740  Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028674  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2019 

    Father Henry Asbury,   b. May 1650, Kent County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1707, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Mary Durrant,   b. Abt 1655, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 19 Jun 1709, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married Abt 1672  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17460  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Browne,   b. Abt 1696, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia 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 ~ 45 years) 
    Married 1715  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Asbury,   b. 1724, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Thomas Asbury,   b. 1726, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1808, Mercer County, Kentucky - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. George Asbury,   b. Abt 1720, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1758, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F17462  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia , Page 110
      ASBURY, HENRY, 27 Sept. 1739; 27 May 1740.
      Lands to sons Henry, William and Thomas;
      my wife Hannah personal property and at her death to my children, Sarah, George, Hannah, Isabella and Anne Asbury;
      exrs. wife and son Henry.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 9; 1738-1744 {Antient Press}: pp 73-74
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen. the 21st day of September 1739, I HENRY ASBURY of the County of Westmoreland & Parish of Cople being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God therefor, calling into mind the mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all men to die do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say, principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it & for my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and for such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to bless me with far above my deserts. I give and devise & dispose as followeth;
      Item. I give all my Land unto my Sons. HENRY ASBURY, and WILLIAM ASBURY and THOMAS ASBURY and that the land where I now live be divided into two parts for two of them and the Land in MATTOKS for the other, and that my Son, HENRY, have his first choice & WM: the next & THOMAS the last
      Item. I give and bequath to my loving Wife, HANNAH ASBURY, all my movable Estate goods and chattels during her life and after her decease to be equally divided among all my Children that has not any part in the Land, namely. SARAH, GEORGE, HANNAH. ISABELL & ANNE. and that my Daughter, ANN. have the best bed over & her part & I do here constitute & ordain and appoint my loving Wife, HANNAH ASBURY, and my Son, HENRY ASBURY whole & sole Exrs. of this my last Will and Testament, whereunto I have set. my hand and seal the day and year above written
      JOSEPH READ. ELIZABETH Q HENRY ASBURY
      Westmoreland sct. At a Court held for the said County the 27th day of May 1740
      This Last Will and Testament of HENRY ASBURY, deceased, was presented into Court by HANNAH ASBURY and HENRY ASBURY, Exrs. in the said Will named, who made Oath thereto, and being proved by the Oaths of the witnesses thereto is admitted to Record, And on the motion of the Executors and there performing what is usual in such cases, Certificate is granted them for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form
      Teste G. TURBERVILLE, C. C. W

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      Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia
      ASBURY, HENRY, 3 February 1706; 30 April 1707.
      Son Henry 400 acres of land;
      son Thomas 400 acres of land and if he dies without issue to son Benjamin;
      to son Benjamin 100 acres and personal property;
      dau. Catherine one cow;
      wife Mary Exx.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1
      1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 53-54
      THIS INDENTURE made this twenty fifth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred twenty & five Between EDWARD KIRK of Westmoreland County of the one part and HENRY ASBURY of the aforesd County of the other part. Witnesseth that EDWARD KIRK in consideracon of the sum of Four thousand five hundred pounds of good sound merchantable tobacco in cask to him in hand paid by HENRY ASBURY, the receipt whereof EDWARD KIRK doth hereby acknowledge, by these presents doth bargain and sell unto HENRY ASBURY his heirs all that his parcell of land containing One hundred acres be the same more or less with all its rights members & appurtenances, together with all houses. orchards watery courses and profits belonging; scituate in Cople Parish in County of Westmoreland and bounded; Begining at a marked white Oak standing upon the side of a Marsh being the corner tree of a Dividend of land formerly belonging to WILLIAM OVERETT, deced., from thence West upon a line of marked trees one hundred and sixty poles unto a red Oak standing in the line of the land of sd, OVERETT, from thence South half a point Westerly one hundred & twenty poles to a marked Pohiccory, from thence So. East one hundred & sixty poles to a Poplar standing by the side of a Great Branch in NOMINY, from thence North East to the place where it first began, the land being formerly granted to one HENRY KIRK, Father of the said EDWARD. by a Deed from the Proprietors Office dated the two &twentieth day of October one thousand six hundred and ninety seven; And is now in the occupacon or tenour of said ASBURY; To have and to hold the parcell of land containing One hundred acres be the same more or less with all houses orchards watery courses & appurtenances belonging unto HENRY ASBURY his heirs, And EDWARD KIRK for himself his heirs the one hundred acres of land with appurtenances against the claim of any person shall warrant and for ever defend by these presents; In Testimony whreof the aforesd EDWARD KIRK hath to this Indenture of Bargain and Sale sett his hand & affixed his seal the day & year first above written
      Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of
      JNO, ASHURST, JNO; SMITH EDW. KIRK
      Memorandm That this day the twenty second day of Feburary one thousand seven hudnred twenty five the within named EDWARD KIRK made Livery & Seizin of the within menconed Lands & premisses to the within named HENRY ASBURY by delivering him Turff & Twigg and delivereing him the Ring of the Great Door of the Cheif Mansion House upon the within menconed premisses in the name & in token of Livery & Seizin of the whole land & premisses within menconed, in presence of JNO: SMITH, JNO: ASHURST EDW, KIRK
      Memorandm, Be it known to all men by these presents, That I EDWARD KIRK hath received full satisfaccon of this within menconed Deed as Wittness my hand this twenty forth day of February 1725
      JOHN SMITH, JOHN ASHURST EDWARD KIRK
      Westmoreland ss, At a Court held for the sd. County the 30th day of March

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