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

Frances Mosse

Female Bef 1675 - Aft 1703  (> 30 years)


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  • Name Frances Mosse 
    Born Bef 1675  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1703  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028731  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Thomas Mosse,   b. Bef 1634,   d. 13 Jun 1678, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth MNU Mosse,   b. Bef 1656,   d. 23 Jan 1683/84, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 28 years) 
    Married Bef 1670  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas New,   b. Bef 1660,   d. Aft 24 Sep 1698, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years) 
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F50484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1656-1692

      CRASK, ELIZABETH, 18 November, 1683 ;proved 3 January, 1683/4. probated & recorded 23 January, 1683/4.
      To ffrances Moss daughter to my former husband Thomas Moss one negro woman flora and the first and second child that the Negro woman shall bear I bequeath unto Elizabeth Moss daughter to my former husband Thomas Moss.
      I will that ffrances Moss have the third child that the said Negro woman shall bear.
      I will that the two children that the said Negro woman shall happen to bear to the use of Elizabeth Moss be and remain with the mother until they shall be one years old and that then they be taken away by the said Elizabeth Moss.
      I give to Elizabeth one hoop gold ring And I give unto ffrances Moss my hoop gold ring that I wear on my hand.
      I give unto Elizabeth Moss and ffrances Moss all my Cloaths and apparel that I leave to be equally divided between them.
      I give to my God daughter Elizabeth Moss daughter to William Moss one silver box and one gold ring with a stone in it.
      I give unto George Murrill one two year old heifer.
      I give unto my sister Rebecca Moss one seirg gown.
      I give to Ellinor daughter of Richard Stoakes one two yeare old heifer.
      I give my chest of drawers to the above said (Frances Moss.
      I give the said Elizabeth Moss daughter of Thomas Moss one feather bed boulster red rug and silver and one small silver bodkin.
      I give unto Elizabeth Moss one silver spoon and one silver bodkin.
      To Robert Parker son of Thomas Parker one two year old heifer and if Robert die then the said heifer to go to any of the other sons of Thomas Parker as he shall think flit. And of my estate that remains when my legacis are satisfied I will that my debts be fully paid and satisfied.
      Executor Thomas Herbert of the Parish of Sittingborn and Executrix Elizabeth Moss daughter of my former husband Thomas.
      I will that when my debts and legacies are fully paid and satisfied that what of my estate doth remain to be equally divided between my executor and executrix and ffrances Moss.
      I will that my executor and executrix doe call Thomas New to accompt for all the concerns of my husbands Captain Edmund Crask or of mine that are hath been or shall be in the hands of the said Thomas New or in his management.
      I will that out of my hoggs there be paid to ffrances Moss six sows one boar and three barrows.
      I give unto my brother Robert Moss one boar barrow of two years and a half old and another barrow of that age and one purple rug.
      I give to Rebecca Stoakes wife of Richard Stoakes my Pallmata hat and one whole snit of linen throughout shift and all.
      To Elizabeth Newton wife of Henry Newton two pewter dishes two plates and one dutch iron pott.
      I give to my God child Anne daughter of Alexander Robbins one silver whistle with bells and tassel.
      I give unto ffrances Moss my feather bed with Red Curtains and vallence Red Rugg and boulster two pillows and one paire of sheets.
      I give unto Elizabeth Moss one blanket and two pillows.
      I will that all my table linen be equally divided between the two sisters Elizabeth and ffrances Moss.
      I give unto Thomas Herbert my great chest.
      I give unto John Crask a mourning ring that was his fathers and one pair of silver buckles.
      I give unto Ellen Crash two pairs of shoes and one pair of slipps.
      I give my little table in my room to Rebecca Stoakes above mentioned and one pewter dish and two sawscers and one spitt.
      I give unto Thomas Herbert one heifer big with calfe of three years old called Mayden.
      I give unto Martha the daughter of Abraham Stapp one heifer of two years old.
      I give unto Dr Greine that was with me in my sickness two hundred pounds of Tobo.
      I give unto Thomas Parker Sr. two Dowlis shirts.
      I will that Thomas Herbert have to his own use my negro woman (flora to serve him one year and that he also have my servant boy to make one crop to his own particular use and service and what time the said servant boy hath longer to serve I will he lend it to Elizabeth Moss.
      I will that what remains of my pewter I give between the two sisters Elizabeth and ffrances Moss.
      I will that I be interred with my husbands and that my burying place be inclosed with a decent pale.
      I give to my brother Wm Moss one silver seal
      Wit. HENRY TANDY, THOMAS PARSER, HENRY X NEWTON.
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      Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1656-1692

      MOSS, ROBERT, 8 August, 1685;3 April, 1689.
      In the name of God Amen I Robert Moss of the County of Rappahh., being of perfect sence & memory, & knowing the fragility uncertainty & the brevity of mans Life, & being willing to get my affairs in order before I die, doe make this my Last will & Testament In manner & forme as followeth;
      Imprimis I bequeath my smile to God that gave it, and my body to ye dust rection to Life at ye Last day, through my Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, & dispose of my Estate as followeth

      Item I give & bequeath unto my Son Robert Moss all & singular my Lands & Lands in this Colony of Virginia & Else where to have hold & Enjoy to him & his heires for Ever. Item.
      I give & bequeath unto my beloved Wife Rebeckah Moss the one half part of my Plantation with the Moiety of the housing fencing gardens and orchards there-upon, to her to have hold and Enjoy for & during her Life.
      Item. I give & bequeath all & sole my personall Estate to wit, my goods & Chattles Unto my beloved Wife Rebeckah, & my son Robert, to be Equally devided between them saveing & Excepting some Legacies hereafter mentioned.
      Item. I give unto Laomedon Tucker or his two Children already borne (to wit) Daniell & Mary one mare fold of one yeare old to them & their heires for Ever, & also two Earling [yearling] heifers to the said Daniell & Mary I give to be them & their Increase in Common between them ye said Daniell & Mary for Ever.
      Item. I give unto Daniell Tucker the Use & benefitt of housing & ground to plant his Cropp on and his Diett from time to time & at all times as Long as the said Daniell shall Live.
      Item. I give & bequeath unto my brother Thomas Mosses two daughters, (Elizabeth & Frances) two Gold Rings, of ten shillings price apiece Each of them one.
      Item I give & bequeath unto William Mosses Son & daughters (to wit) William Moss, ffrances Moss & Elizabeth Moss, three Gold Rings of ten shillings price apiece; to Each of them one.
      Item. I give & bequeath Unto my two grand-daughters (the daughters of Abraham Stapp by my daughter Dorothy) (to wit Rebeckah & Martha Stapp) two mare folds of the age of two yeares Each, to have & to hold the said mare folds & their Increase in Common to them & their heires for Ever, alwayes be it provided that when Either of ye said daughters shall attain ye age of Eighteen yeares that then she may make an Equall division of this said Legacie & Enjoy her Due part.
      Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Dorothy, the wife of Abraham Stapp, one gold Ring of Eighteen shillings price.
      Item I give Unto Jeremiah Parker the son of Thomas Parker one heifer of a years old. Item.
      I Will, ordaine, & appoynt my beloved Wife Rebeckah, & my Son Robert Moss, to be Joynt Executrix & Executor of this my last will, & doe Revoke annuli all former Will or Wills by me had and made appoynting this and no other to be my Last Will & testament.
      In witness hereof I hereunto publish my name, & affixe my Seale, & make publication hereof In the titmice of honest & Lawfull witnesses; this Eighth day of August m the years of our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, one Thousand six hundred & five.

      Signed sealed & Published Robert Moss Seal
      in the presence of us
      ABRAHAM STAPP
      John M Mills his mark
      Tho: PARKER
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      Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1656-1692 Page 97.
      MOSS, THOMAS, 31 March, 1678; 13 June, 1678.
      To wife Elizabeth and two daughters Elizabeth and Frances all my goods Chattles Cattle horses mares household stuffe and Implements of household stuffe and all my personall Estate equally to be divided between them share and share alike my debts and funerall charges being first paid. To my two aforesaid daughters all my Lands to be Equally devided between them as they shall attaine to their respective ages Onely my Loving wife enjoying her thirds of ye Same During her life according to Law. Wife Elizabeth Executrix.
      Wit. ABRAHAM STAPP, HENRY MONCASTER
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      1685-1687 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 138
      - Rappahannock County Court 3d of March 1685/6
      - Whereas FRANCES MOSS, one of the Daughters of THOS: MOSS of this County deced, made humble suit to this Court & showed that her deced Father did by his last Will & Testament give & bequeath his whole Estate to ELIZABETH, his then Wife, & ELIZABETH & the sd FRANCES his two Daughters, to be equally devided amongst them, And Whereas at the death of Capt. EDMUND CRASK (who intermarryed wth the relict of the sd THO: MOSS), the parts & shares of the said Sisters were delivered unto him in Quio and other goods; the particulars whereof being Inventoryed the amount of 28382 pounds of tobb & cask as doth & may appeare of Record at this Court; And Whereas WM. BENDRY who marryed ELIZABETH, one of the sd Daughters, hath in his possession all & singular the part share & portion of the sd Estate appertaining to the sd FRANCES, who being now arived to the age of Twenty one years, The Court upon her humble peticon have ordered Mr. HENRY AWBREY, Capt. GEO: TAYLER, Capt, SAMLL. BLOMFIELD & Mr. JAMES HARRISON do meet at the House of the sd WILLIAM BENDRY on Easter Monday And that then and there they separate & sever the Estate of the sd FRANCES out of & from the Estate of her Sister, ELIZABETH, haveing in the sd separation due respect & regard to the Inventory aforesd. to the end the sd FRANCES may as neere as possible have her part & porcon of the sd Estate in kinde as it was delivered, And that they make report of their proceedings herein to the next South side Court
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 53
      Deed, 11 Oct 1704. Robert Moss of Essex Co, planter, and Mary his wife, sell Francis Gouldman, Gent, for 6000 1b tobo, 140 acres on S side Rappa, Adjoins a creek formerly called Tignors Creek, the land given to James Mills decd, the land of Richard Nightingall, the land of Robt Mills. This 140 acres being part of 562 acres patented by John Mills the Elder, father to the aforesaid Mills, and by the sd John Mills given in his will to his son John. Mills, and by him ( John. Mills the son ) sold to Tho New decd dated in 1687 (?), and by the will of the sd Thomas New dated 16 Sept 1689 given to Frances New wife to sd Thos New, At a Court for Essex 10 Aug last past, recovered by Course of Law by the said Robert Moss "the first Cosen and heire apparent to the sd Frances".
      Wit: Signed Robert Moss
      James Boughan Mary x Moss
      Erasmus Allen
      Salvator Muscoe Ack and rec 11 Oct 1704.

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