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

George Browne

Male Bef 1674 - 1724  (> 50 years)


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  • Name George Browne 
    Born Bef 1674  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jul 1724  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028680  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2020 

    Father George Browne,   b. Bef 1642,   d. Bef 1729, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 87 years) 
    Mother Frances Rowland,   b. Abt 1646, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1663, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years) 
    Married Abt 12 Jul 1662  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17450  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rose {unproven} Fryer,   b. Bef 1691,   d. Aft 1724, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years) 
    Married Bef 1707  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F17454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      BROWN, THOMAS, 14 March 1706; 30 April 1707. Wife Elizabeth; dau. Frances Brown; sons George and Thomas; my bros. George and William Brown exs. My estate between my wife and children.
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      Westmoreland County, Virginia , Page 80
      BROWN, GEORGE, 18 May 1724; 20 July 1724. Nephew John son of my brother William Brown dec'd 100 acres of land; to Thomas son of my bro. Thomas Brown 100 acres of land; to George son of George During 100 acres of land; to John Fryer land; to George the son of William and Elizabeth Hardage 280 acres of land, she being my sister; to Priscilla Fryer the dau. of William Fryer after the decease of my wife Rose my mill and 2 acres of land; to Daniel Jackson land whereon I live; to William and Katherine son and dau. of John Fryer bequest; Frances and Rose dau. of William Fryer; George and Elizabeth children of Daniel Jackson; Katherine dau. of John Fryer residue of estate.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1
      1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 25-26
      IN THE NAME of GOD, Amen. I GEORGE BROWN of Cople Parish in Westmoreland County in Virginia, Planter, being sick & weak but of perfect mind & memory thanks be to Almighty God and calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life, and (scratched on the film) death when it shall please God to call us, do make ordain constitute & appoint this my Last Will & Testament in manner & form following, vizt.. May the eighteenth 1724. Imprimis. I will tht my debts & funeral charges be first paid.
      hem I give unto my Nephew. JOHN BROWN, Son of my Brother, WILLIAM BROWN. deced., one hundred acres of land lying along the Main Road being part of a divident of two hundred acres of land, the which land now THOMAS SANDY liveth & formerly my sd. Nephews Father, WM. BROWN, lived & there died, which said land I give to him my sd. Nephew, JOHN BROWN, and his heires lawfully begotten of his body for ever: But if my said Nephew, JNO: BROWN, should die without issue as aforesd., that then the sd. land fall to his Cozin, THOMAS BROWN, Son of my Brother, THOMAS BROWN. and his heires for ever.
      Item I give and bequeath the other part of the divident of land unto GEORGE DURING, Son of THOMAS DURING and to his heirs for ever.
      Item I give and bequeath unto JOHN BUCKLEY all the land I bought of WM. PAINE being the land & plantacon he now lives upon and to his heires for ever.
      Item I give & bequeath unto JOHN FRYER a valley of Land joyning to his present Corn Field to a Chestnutt tree standing by a Path side, commonly known by the place where a Boar killed a Sow and to his heires for ever:
      Item. I give and bequeath unto GEORGE HARDAGE, Son of WM; HARDAGE, & ELIZA: his Wife, being my Sister, all that Land lying nigh Westmoreland Court House computed to be two hundred & eighty acres of land and to his heires for ever:
      Item I give & bequeath unto PRISCILLA FRYER. Daughter of WM: FRYER. after the decease of my loving Wife, ROSE. my Mill with all the priviledges appurtenances & prolitts thereunto belonging or shall after my sd. Wifes decease at any time belong & to her heires for ever, as also two acres of land on that side of the Mill standeth of as aforesaid
      Item. I do order & require that my two Nephews, JOHN & THOMAS BROWN, be both hopper free if they require the same at the said Mill.
      Item. I give & bequeath unto WM. FRYER all that land he now lives upon down to the Boiling Spring & to his heires for ever.
      Item. I give & bequeath unto the said WM: FRYER my holsters, pistols and sword & sadle
      Item. I give & bequeath unto PRISCILLA FRYER, Daughter of WM. FRYER, all the land from the Boiling Spring to SMITH his line and to her heirs for ever;
      Item. I give & bequeath unto my Nephew, JNO. BROWN, all the land between HAZLERIGG. his land. and the line bequeathed to him in this Will before and to his lawfully begotten of his body for ever, and for want of such issue to the aforesaid THOMAS BROWN & his heires for ever.
      Item I give & bequeath unto DANIEL JACKSON the Plantacon I now live on & all the land thereunto belonging not before bequeathed & to his heires for ever;
      I give & bequeath unto my Nephew, THOMAS BROWN, a Negro boy named Adam and to his heires lawfully begotten of his body, but for want of such heires to revert to WM. FRYER & his heires for ever:
      Item, I give & bequeath unto my Nephew, JOHN BROWN, two Negroes, one called Winny & one Jacob & to his heires lawfully begotten and for want of such issue to revert, Winny to WM: FRYER. & Jacob to DANIEL JACKSON, & their heires for ever;
      Item. I give & bequeath after my Wifes decease to my said Nephew, JOHN BROWN, a feather bed. a rug & a pair of blanketts,
      Item I give to my Nephew THOMAS BROWN, a feather bed, rug & a pr. blankets & a yearling horse colt & a Gun
      Item, After the decease of my loving Wife, ROSE BROWN, all the rest residue & remainder of my Estate not yet bequeathed, I give and bequeath unto WILLIAM FRYER, Son of JOHN FRYER. FRANCES and ROSE, Daughters of WM. FRYER, GEORGE & ELIZABETH Children of DANIEL JACKSON & KATHERINE, also Daughter of the aforesaid JOHN FRYER,
      to be equally divided amongst them.
      Item. I will that JOHN BUCKLEY out of the Land called BROAD NECK have liberty to get Timber as much as will build him a twenty foot House and likewise to get Boards to cover a sixteen foot House
      Lastly, I nominate my two good friends THOMAS ROBINSON & WM: FRYER my Executors of this my Last Will & Testament revokeing & makeing void & null all other Will or Wills, Testaments or Testaments formerly made by me either in work or writeing and this to be taken only as my Will
      Signed sealed & delivered in prsence of
      WM HODGKINSON GEORGE BROWN
      JOHN PALFERY
      ELIZABETH BUCKLEY, NATHL: NASH
      Westmoreland ss. At a Court held for the said County the 29th day of July 1724
      The Last Will and Testament of GEORGE BROWN, deced,, was presented into Court by THOMAS ROBINSON & WM; FRYER, his Ears., who made Oaththereto, and being proved by the Oaths of WM. HODGKINSON & JOHN PALFERY, two of the witnesses thereto, and admitted to Record; And upon the mocon of the said Exrs. & their performing what is usual in such cases, Certificate is granted them for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form Test THO: SORRELL, Cl
      Recordat Sexto die Augti 1724
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 75
      THIS INDENTURE made the fifth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred twenty & six Between THOMAS THORNTON of SITTENBURN PARISH in County of RICHMOND and Colony of Virginia of one part and WILLIAM HODGKINSON of NORTH FARNHAM Parish and County aforesaid and Colony of Virginia of
      other part: Witnesseth that THOMAS THORNTON in consideracon of the sum of Two thousand pounds of tobacco to him in hand paid by WM: HODGKINSON. the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge & hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto WILLIAM HODGKINSON (in his actuall possession now being of the tract of land with the appurtenances herein alter mentioned by virtue of one Indenture of Bargain and Sale to him of it made for one whole year and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession ) and to his heirs all that parcel! of land containing by estimation one hundred acres of land situate in Westmoreland County and bounded, Beginning at a corner tree dividing the said land from the land of GEORGE BROWN, decedĄ where he did live and now his Widow, ROSE BROWN. liveth. thence to a Branch issueing out of the Swamp called and known by the name of PANTICO, dividing this land from a small peice given to MARK THORNTON, Grandson to LUKE THORNTON. deced , and by LUKE THORNTON deced., given both by Will and Deed. thence aloing the said Branch to the Swamp called PANTICO, thence along the Swamp to a line of THOMAS FRANKLIN. deced., and from thence along a line of JOHN LOYDEs, deced., being a quarter called and known by the name of PANTICO QUARTER to the place where it first began, the which Land and premises was given to THOMAS THORNTON and his heirs by LUKE THORNTON, deced., his father. both by Will and deed of Gift as Recorded in RICHMOND County, and all the Houses, Orchards, trees likely to become Timber, profitts and appurtenances to the par- cell of land belonging, and the Estate right title and demand of THOMAS THORNTON as well in equity as at Law of THOMAS THORNTON in and to all the same so far forth as was given to him by the Will and Deed of Gift by his Father. deced., To have and to hold the parcell of land all all other the appurtenances unto WILLIAM HODGKINSON his heirs free and clear from all incumbrances: In Witness whereof the parties above named to these present Indentures interchangably have sett their hands and seals the day and year first above written
      Sealed, Signed & Delivered in presents of us
      Sign: ROBERT WELSH THOS: THORNTON
      Sign: CHARLES BRAGG
      Memorandum. That on the Day and year within written Livery and Seizin was duly executed in and upon the premises by the delivery of one Turff and Twigg upon part thereof' in the name of the whole by THOMAS THORNTON to WILLIAM HODGKINSON to hold to him WILLIAM HODGKINSON his heirs according to the intent of the within Deed in presence of us whose names are hereunto subscribed
      CHARLES BRAGG his mark
      ROBERT WELS
      Westmoreland ss, At a Court held for the sd county the 22th day of Febry: 1726 THOMAS THORNTON personally acknowledged this Deed of Sale of Land by him passed to WILLIAM HODGKINSON to be his proper act and deed. Together with the Livery of Seizin thereon endorsed, And SUSANNA, the Wife of the sd, THOMAS, personally relinquished
      her right of Dower and Thirds in and to the Lands by the sd. Deed menconed to be conveyed all which at the sd. HODGKINSONs instance is admitted to Record
      Test G. TURBERVILE, Cl Co. W.
      Recorded the Ninth day of March 1726 p G. T. C. C. W.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1707-1709 {Antient Press}: pg 10
      Westmoreland County Court 24th of September 1707
      - BROWN's Acknowledment to STURMAN GEORGE BROWN personally
      acknowledged a Deed of Release of Land from him to THOMAS STURMAN to bee his proper act and deed, and ROSE BROWN, the Wife ofGEORGE BROWN, relinquished her Right ofDower and other claimes whatsoever in the same; ordered the same bee recorded
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      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=77&last=&g_p=G2&collect ion=NN Grant
      Title Shinroe, John.
      Publication 26 November 1694.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 70 acres in the forrest of Nominy. beg.g &c. of George Brown, junr., and John Fryar.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 77 (Reel 288).

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      Title Brown, George.
      Publication 22 November 1706.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 109 acres beg.g &c. standing near a small branch of Coss Coss Swamp.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 3, 1703-1710, p. 140 (Reel 288).

      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=139&last=&g_p=G3&collec tion=NN Grant
      Title Brown, George.
      Publication 22 November 1706.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 215 acres beg.g &c. being the eastermost corner tree of 500 acres of land, now belonging to the heirs of Willm. Robertson and Richard Sutton.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 3, 1703-1710, p. 139 (Reel 288)
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=120&last=&g_p=G4&co llection=NN Grant
      Title Grasty, Sharshall.
      Publication 27 August 1712.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Richmond County.
      Description: 840 acres adjoining Col. Loyd, George Brown, William Sutten, Wm. Robinson &c. and in the Counties of Richmond and Westmoreland.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 4, 1710-1712 , p. 120 (Reel 289).

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