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

Thomas Browne

Male 1705 - 1791  (86 years)


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  • Name Thomas Browne 
    Born 1705  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Oct 1791  Loudoun County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028684  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2019 

    Father Thomas Browne,   b. Abt 1680, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1707, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Thornton,   b. Abt 1684, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1762, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married Abt 1700  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Read,   b. 17 Jun 1713, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Browne,   b. 5 Sep 1732, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1806, Stafford County, Virgina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F17473  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 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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