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

Martha Lee

Female Abt 1712 - 1751  (~ 39 years)


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  • Name Martha Lee 
    Born Abt 1712  London, Middllesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Nov 1751  Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I029368  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Richard Lee,   b. 1679, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1714, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Mother Martha Silk,   b. Abt 1680, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1725, White Chappel Parish, Middlesex, England - will date Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 1710  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15652  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 George Turberville,   b. Abt 1690, Lee Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1742, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1733  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Turberville,   b. Abt 1734, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1799, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     2. George Richard Turberville,   b. 14 Sep 1737, Hickory HIll, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1793, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. Letitia Turberville,   b. Abt 1738, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F14632  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William Fitzhugh,   b. 16 Jan 1720/21, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1798, "The Hive", Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 28 Mar 1744  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Lee Mason Fitzhugh,   b. 18 Aug 1748, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1836  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F14643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • James Hughes 2006-09-27 09:28:08
      DUNCANS IN WESTMORELAND CO. VA MIXED RECORDS 1653-1859

      Will of George Turberville, Cople Parish, Westmoreland Co. VA, 16 Oct. 1740. My poor daughter Elizabeth Turberville has from her infancy been afflicted with convulsions fits ... so that she is never likely to make any considerable figure in this life and her condition being such that the more estate she has the redier she will be liable to ruin and distraction, therefore I have lately had the opinion of three of the most considerable lawyers in this county on the deed made by Colo. Henry Ashton to me for sundry slaves in marriage with Francis his daughter the mother of the said Elizabeth by which opinion they all agree that I (surviving my said wife) have absolute right to the said slaves, whereupon for the above reasons I devise all the slaves now living mentioned in the deed to my dear little son John Turberville and his heirs. I will that my daughter Elizabeth Turberville live in my dwelling house and have the Tom called hers as usual? in my lifetime, and I give her the use of my negroe woman Moll who always takes care and looks after her to continue to do the same, and if said Moll dies, my executors to choose any negroe woman out of my estate most suitable to look after and take care of my daughter Elizabeth Turberville, and I desire my dear wife Martha Turberville and my execs. to take all the care they can of my said poor unhappy daughter Elizabeth. As my daughter Elizabeth Turberville is seized in fee of sundry tracts of land, the rents of which I reckon be more than sufficient to find her clothing, ... I think it needless to give or leave her any more than before in this will. As I have exchanged lands with Blanchflower Dunken and John Locus for which deeds have not been executed to them, therefore I do hereby empower my executors to make the deeds. I have agreed with Robert Thomas? and John Cannady to lease to each of them for three lives 150 acres of my tract of land in Prince William Co. by me called Golden Grove, on which they are now seated, and also to William Shortridge, I do agree to leave him 100 acres of my tract of land by me called Woodbury Hill whereon he is now seated for three lives, therefore to the end these poor men may not be disappointed, I do hereby empower my exec. to execute leases to them severally for the lands aforesaid. I give 20 sterling to be sent to Great Brittain in course goods and to be distributed here to the poor of Cople Parish by my execs. I give to the use of Nominy Church in Cople Parish 10 sterling ... I give to my wife Martha Turberville have leave of my dwelling house together with the lands, stock, slaves and plantations adj., viz, mill quarter and Mochotick quarter, together with the use and benefit of my water grist mill, to use it in the frugal manner as usual to be done in my lifetime for the benefit and support of herself and my children, and while she remains my widow and no longer, and after the marriage I then desire she may have no more estate than her dower and thirds as the law allows, and this I think reasonable as my dear wife has a right to a considerable in support in Great Brittain by the will of her mother Mrs. Martha Lee of which I have been benefited or had but a very trifle, nor have had any fortune with my said wife, and perhaps the children I have had by her may never be the better for any part of her estate aforesaid which considered I hope my dear wife will be satisfied with this my will and think when I am gone that I have done her justice by this my will as she has been a kind and good wife to me. I doubt not but she will continue to be such a mother to my dear children after my decease and as my dear wife has great merrit and will have no dispicable fortune I doubt not but that she will have admirers enough. I therefore pray God to advise her in a good choice of a husband and no matter how soon she marry after my decease (having regard to decency) as the best of women are but helpless alone. I give to my daughter Lettice Turberville 600 to be paid out of my estate by the crops of my slaves shall make to be paid her at the day of marriage or when she shall attain the age of 21 years which shall first happen. I also give my daughter Lettice Billanda's mulatto girl Hannah and Moll's girl Sue and four Negroes girls or women to be purchased by my executor out of a Negro Ship as soon as conveniently they can after my said daughter shall marry, the four negroes to be as sound as can be adjudged of her own age. I give all my books of every sort, ... to my son John Turberville and I desire him to make the best use of them he possibly can by reading and studying of them. I give my son John Turberville all my silver plate ... and my seal gold ring with my coat of arms and all my pictures in the house at the time of my death. That my dear children have the best education they can suitable to their degree and circumstance and virtuously brought up in the principle of the Church of England ... but that not any of them be sent out of VA for schooling or education not even my son John ... I give to my son John Turberville all my estate both real and personal not otherwise disposed of. Appoint my friends Col. Henry Lee of Westmoreland County, Landon Carter Esq. and my godson Mr. John Tayloe son of the Honbl. John Tayloe Esq. of Richmond Co. executors. Whereas Colonel Henry Ashton by his deed of gift to me and his daughter Frances my late wife decreed? soon after our intermarriage conveyed and settled upon us and the heirs of issue of our marriage, two pieces of land he had some time before that purchased of John Hobin? and John Owens, which gift to us made created a fee tail to the aforesaid land which after the death of my said wife and my intermarriage with my second wife ... docking the said entail ... and after the death of the said Colo. Ashton, John Hobson son and heir of the said John Hobson produced a defecance? bond of Col. Ashton ... (more on title to this land) ... I have been obliged to come to the best terms I could with John Hobson the younger ... have lost all my improvements and for that I have been lately advised by the learned in the law that the other land as aforesaid purchased by the said Ashton of the said John Owens is also entailed in frank marriage by Waltor English on his daughter Anne and Henry Owens deceased father of the decd. John Owens and the heir of their body begotten, so that I daily expect to loose that too. Therefore ... the 1,000 acres of land in Prince William Co. be seized entailed and settled to the same uses which these lands never should remain so entailed ... /s/ George Turberville. Wit. John Attwell. Memorandum, since making my last will, my dear wife is again big with child, wherefore it becomes my paternal and indispensable? duty to make suitable ... make this codicil ... if the child be a boy, all my land on Flattick and Salsburg Plum? River in Prince William Co. containing in the whole between four and five thousand acres and also all the land I hold in King George and Stafford Cos. between Horsepen Run of Rappa. River and Rocky Run of Potomack (also cattle, etc.), in trust until age 21; but if the child be a girl, 450 and three young negro women about her own age to be purchased by my executors ...; but if the child does not reach age 21, then the original will to stand good as it was at first. 30 March 1741, /s/ G. Turberville; wit. Thomas Lee, Henry Lee, Alexander Parker?, B. Harnett. Court 30 March 1742, will presented by Col. Henry Lee, proved by John Attwell witness, and the codicil by Henry Lee and Bartholomew Harnett, certificate issued for obtaining probate; rec. 12 April 1742. (FHL film 34,272) (MAD: see Rec.&Inv. 5-152, 1770)
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 10; 1744-1748 {Antient Press}: pp 36-40
      THIS INDENTURE made the 16th day of July in the year of our Lord 1744, Between WILLIAM FITZHUGH of the Parish of Cople in County of Westmoreland in Colony and Dominion of Virginia, Esqr,, and MARTHA his Wife of one part and LAURENCE BUTLER of the same Parish County and Colony, Gentleman, of other part; Witnesseth that WILLIAM FITZHUGH and MARTHA his Wife in consideration of the sum of five shillings Sterling in hand paid by LAURENCE BUTLER, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have and by these presents do bargain and sell unto LAURENCE BUTLER all that undivided moiety or equal half part of all the land situate in County of Suffolk in Kingdom of Great Brittain which were devised by the Last Will and Testament of MARTHA LEE, late of Manse! Street in Goodmans Fields in the Parish of Saint Mary Matfellow alias White Chappel in the County of Middlesex in the Kingdom of Great Brittain to her two Daughters, MARTHA LEE, party to these presents, and LETTICE LEE their heirs share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants, together with all houses dovehouses orchards and appurtenances to any part thereof belonging; To have and to hold the moiety of said lands and other the premises during the term of one whole year paying therefore the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn on the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel if lawfully demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transfering uses into possession LAURENCE BUTLER may be in the actual possession of the premises and be thereby enabled to take a release of the inheritance thereof to him and his heirs; In Witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written
      Signed and delivered in the presence of
      GEORGE LEE. WILLIAM FITZHUGH
      SAML: OLDHAM, CHARLES BEALE MARTHA FITZHUGH
      THIS INDENTURE made the 17th day of July in the year of our Lord 1744, Between WILLIAM FITZHUGH of Parish of Cople in County of Westmoreland, Esqr., and MARTHA his Wife of one part and LAURENCE BUTLER of the same Parish and County, Gentleman, of other part; Whereas MARTHA LEE, late of Mansel Street in Goodman Fields in Parish of St. Mary Matfellow alias White Chappel in County of Middlesex in Kingdom of Great Brittain, Widow, deceased, by her Last Will and Testament in Writing bearing date the 26th day of April in the year of our Lord Christ 1725, among other things, did give and devise all her lands in the County of Suffolk (subject to the payment of Two hundred and eighty pounds and interest charged thereon by Mortgage and also to the payment of One hundred pounds to DANIEL WATTS when he attained his age of one and twenty years. pursuant to the Will of THOMAS MOORE, her former Husband, deced., unto her two Daughters MARTHA LEE, party to these presents and LETTICE LEE their heirs share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants, provided always the said Tetatrix declared her mind and will to be that in case all her three Children, GEORGE and the said MARTHA LEE and LETTICE LEE should happen to die without issue, then she did give and devise her Estate in the County of Suffolk to her Brother, TOBIAS SILK, and his heirs as by the said Will will more fully appear; And Whereas said MARTHA LEE the devisee and party to these presents intermarried with GEORGE TURBERVILE, late of the Parish of Cople in the County of Westmoreland, Gent., deceased, and LETTICE LEE, the other devisee also intermarried with JOHN CORBIN of County of Essex in the Colony of Virginia, Gent., and GEORGE TURBERVILE and MARTHA his Wife and JOHN CORBIN and LETTICE his Wife being in right of their Wives seized of the lands in the County of Suffolk (subject to the charges and encumbrances above recited) and apprehending the same were entailed did constitute and appoint JAMES BUCHANAN of the City of London, Merchant, their Attorney as well with intent to receive the rents issues and profits of the premises and to pay off and discharge the mortgage and incumbrance above mentioned, as to take such proper measures as Council should advise for docking the entail of the premises, all which has accordingly been done and performed; And whereas GEORGE TURBERVILE did some years since and the said MARTHA his Widow and Relict being intermarried with WILLIAM FITZHUGH. said WILLIAM FITZHUGH and MARTHA his
      Wife are in right of said MARTHA seized of and in one undivided moiety of all the above mentioned lands in the County of Suffolk; NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that in consideration of the sum of Fifteen hundred pounds Sterling money of Great Brittain to WILLIAM FITZHUGH in hand paid by LAURENCE BUTLER, the receipt whereof WILLIAM FITZHUGH doth hereby acknowledge, WILLIAM FITZHUGH and MARTHA his Wife hath and by these presents do bargain and sell unto LAURENCE BUTLER (in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him thereof made for one whole year and by force of the Statute for transfering uses into possession) and his heirs all that undivided moiety of land situate in County of Suffolk in the Kingdom of Great Brittain; Together with all houses barnes, dovehouses orchards profits and appurtenances to the same belonging; To have and to hold the undivided moiety of lands unto LAURENCE BUTLER his heirs: And WILLIAM FITZHUGH and MARTHA his Wife or either of them except one Lease of part of the premises granted one THOMAS WATSON BACON and a fine and recovery levied and suffered with an Intent to dock an entail of the premises as before mentioned in which MARTHA's name was joined together with the before named GEORGE TURBERVILLE. her former Husband, and JOHN CORBIN, Gentleman and LETTICE his Wife; And WILLIAM FITZHUGH and MARTHA his Wife their heirs unto LAURENCE BUTLER his heirs shall warrant and forever defend by these presents; In Witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first before written
      Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      GEORGE LEE, WILLIAM FITZHUGH
      SAMUEL OLDHAM, CHAS; BEALE MARTHA FITZHUGH
      Westmd. Sct. At a Court held for the said County the 28th day of Augt. 1744
      WILLIAM FITZHUGH Esqr., personally acknowledged this Deed of Lease and Release for Lands and Tenements &c. in the County of Suffolk in Great Brittain by him, the said FITZHUGH and MARTHA his Wife, sold and conveyed to LAURENCE BUTLER, Gentleman, to be his proper act and deed and the said MARTHA (she being first privily examined according to Law) relinquished her Right of Inheritance and Dower of in and to the land., and tenements &c., by the said Deed conveyed, all which on motion of the said BUTLER are admitted to Record
      Test GEC; LEE, C. W, C.

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