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

John Bronaugh

Male 1743 - 1778  (35 years)


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  • Name John Bronaugh 
    Born 15 Jan 1742/43  Truro Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 May 1778  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I029615  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Father Jeremiah 'Jr.' Bronaugh,   b. 25 Feb 1702/03, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1749, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Simpha Rosa Enfield Mason,   b. 1703, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1761, Gunston Hall Plantation, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married Bef 4 Aug 1727  Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16275  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Anne Carter,   b. 7 Dec 1747, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1825, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 5 Jul 1767  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Bronaugh,   b. Between 1767 and 1768, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Mason Bronaugh,   b. 14 Nov 1770, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1831, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. William Yelverton Bronaugh,   b. 1775, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1859, Cooper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. John Dr. Bronaugh,   b. 1775, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1821, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     5. Anne Carter Bronaugh,   b. Bef 1777, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)
     6. Martin Bronaugh,   b. Abt 1778, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1830, Fairfax County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F18039  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      327-329: JOHN BRONAUGH (Will) of Stafford County &
      Parish of Overwharton Date: 1 July 1777
      Wife: Beloved wife, Mary Ann Bronaugh - all my Estate, Real & Personal for her Natural life provided She shall not Marry, but in case that she doth Marry again that then I give her for and in during her natural life the Dwelling plantation whereon I now live, and also the following negroes: Lucy, Lettice, Judah, Bob, George & Stephen and at her death the aforesaid Tract of Land and negroes to go to my son William Bronaugh
      Son: William - all that tract of Land lying and being in the County of Prince William on broad Run whereon now lives John Delgam, William Davis & Meredith Moss
      Son: John - 500 a. lying in the County of Loudon (sic) near the mouth of Goose Creek bequeathed me in the last Will & Testament of my Aunt, Mrs. Ann Mason, also four Negroes Viz: big Sam, Jane, Charles and James
      Dau.: Margaret Bronaugh - negroe Wench named Lydia, also one Negroe man named Sam - one negroe man named Griffin
      Dau.: Mary Mason Bronaugh - negroe Wench named Bett
      Son : William - one Negroe boy named Daniel - all that Tract or parcel of Land lying in Fairfax County bequeathed me in the last Will & Testament of my Mother Mrs. Sympha Roseinfield Bronaugh to be sold and the money arising from the sale to go to the discharge of my just Debts and the ballance that shall Remain to be equally Deived amongst my Daughters Marget & Mary Mason Bronaugh - one negroe boy named Jack
      Dau.: Margret Bronaugh - one negroe girl named Beck (a child of Liddies)
      Exors: Wife Mary Ann Bronaugh, and brother Mr. William Bronaugh
      Signed: John Bronaugh
      Proved: 25 May 1778 - Identity of the hand Writing being proved by William Waite and William Bronaugh it was Ordered to be recorded. Mary Ann Bronaugh made o. and granted certificate to obtain probate.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK O; 1748-1767; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      PP-433-439 In the Name of God Amen I ANN MASON of County of Stafford in Colony of Virginia being at present in perfect health and of sound mind .. have thought fit before age or Infirmities impair them to make my last will and Testament .. soul to God .. body to be decently interred .. What worldly Estate (after my Debts, Lawfully contracted are honestly paid) Imprimis
      I give to my son GEORGE MASON & heirs my land lying on Goose Bay in Charles County in Maryland in lieu of all Debts I may owe him at my Death as also, I give to said George Mason & heirs, the following Slaves (9 listed) & my largest Silver Salver:
      Item I give to my son THOMSON MASON & heirs the following silver plate Vizt. my ring & castors, 2 salts, my Soup Spoon, and all the rest of my Silver spoons large, or small: As also one new Bed bolster & Pillows, a pair of sheets, a pair of Blankets and a Quilt his choise of one of my old beds with the same furniture as to the new one. And whereas I bought of my son Thomson some Negroes, for which I was to give him 200 pounds current money, my will is that whatever part of the said Sum appears to be due upon a fair settlement be paid out of the first part of my Estate.
      Item I give to JOHN BRONAUGH the son of my Sister Bronaugh of Fairfax County, and his heirs 500 acres of Land lying in Loudoun County, which I bought of THOMAS JOHNS.
      Item the rest of my Estate Real & Personal of what kind soever, not before bequeathed I give to my Exrs. herein after named, in trust, only to them .. for the uses aftermentioned, & to be disposed off as follows. That my Executors after my Debts are paid purchase as soon as may be, a likly young Negroe wench not Exceeding 20 years of age, with one Male child which I give to my Grandson SAMUEL SELDEN & heirs & her future increase in lieu of Negroes betty & her son Jamy, before bequeathed to my son Geo: Mason. As also a young roan Mare which I desire may be kept for his use.
      Item I give to my Grand Daughter MARY SELDEN a Negro girl named Jemima (the Daughter of Pegg) and that after my Debts are paid my said Executors out of my Estate before given in Trust purchase, one Negroe girl of about four years of age, both which, with their future increase I give to my Grand Daughter and heirs. As also, a large bay Mare and her Increase which I desire may be kept for her use, two cotton counter pains, two Toilettes an old Damask table cloath & a Dozen of Damask Napkins & a small Silver cane: and that my Executors out of my said Estate purchase, for her one new Damask Table cloath & a Dozen of Damask Napkins.
      Item all thereof of my Silver plate not bequeathed, I give to be equally divided between my said Grandson and Grand Daughter, only my will is that my two small Silver Dishes be kept in the same form they are without change or alteration. One, to each of them.
      Item my will that if either of my Grand children before named (men'd. on margin) should die, the Surviver of them shall Inherit the whole .. and if both of them shall die before age of 2I years and without Lawful Issue, that then I leave the whole to them bequeathed to be disposed of as follows (Viz:) the young Negroe wench to he purchased for my Grandson Sam'l. Selden as above I give unto my Grandson GEORE MASON JUNR. and heirs. And the child to be purchased with her I give to my Grandson WILL MASON & heirs. The Negroe girl named Jernima, bequeathed as above to my Grand Daughter MARY SELDEN, I give to my Grand Daughter ANN EILBECK MASON & heirs, and the Negroe girl of about four years to be purchased for my Grand Daughter Mary Selden, I give to my Grand son THOMSON MASON JUNR. & heirs. And my will is, that the first child, which the said Negro wench to be purchased for my Grand son Samuel as above shall be given to the child with which my Daughter in Law, ANN the Wife of George Mason is now privily ensient, & the second child which the said Negroe wench shall bring be given to the child with which my Daughter in Law MARY the wife of THOMSON MASON is now privily ensient .. and that the rest of the Estate to them before bequeathed be equally divided between my said Sons GEORGE MASON and Thomson Mason & heirs.
      Item I leave the Lands which I bought of JOHN PEAK & HENRY FILKINS to be sold by my Executors and Legally conveyed to the purchaser, as also all the rest of my personal Estate not before disposed of for the payment of my Debts & Legacies, and the overplus if any to be Equally divided between my Grand children SAMUEL SELDEL & MARY SELDEN aforsd. Provided nevertheless that if the money arising from the sale of my Estate real and personal aforsd & my Debts, crops & shall be sufficient to pay my Debts & Legacies aforsd so as to save my Stock of Horses, Cattle, sheep & hoggs that then my said Stock shall be equally divided between my said Grand children Samuel and Mary Selden & settled by my Executors upon the lands where the Negroes belonging to Samuel and Mary Selden are respectively worked; & kept, for their use & benefit. Lastly I hereby appoint my Sons George Mason and Thompson Mason and my friend JOHN MONCURE Clk Executors of this my last will & Testament revoking all former wills ., 25th August 1760. Ann Mason
      Hannah Hedgman,
      Helen Scott, John Wishart
      Memo. It is my will and desire that my Cousin FRANCES MONCURE the Wife of JOHN MONCURE Clk take care of my Daughter Mary Thomson Selden deced's Picture now in my Hall, and give it to my Grandson Samuel Selden when he come of age, but if he should die before he comes of age, that then it be given to my Grand Daughter Mary Selden ,. 26th day of August 1760 and further that if both my Grandchildren should die then to be given to my Eldest Son. Ann Mason
      Hannah Hedgman,
      Helen Scott, John Wishart
      I Ann Mason of Stafford County this 5th day of November 1762 Do make & publish this Codicil to my last will & Testament hereunto annex'd as follows. Whereas in my said Will .. I have devised to my Son George Mason Lands at Goose Bay, in Maryland in lieu of all Debts I might owe him at the time of my Death. It is my intention, and I hereby devise to my said Son George my said land at Goose Bay to him & heirs, whether I am indebted to him, my said son, or not, And whereas by my said will I have bequeathed to my on George Mason one negroe wench named Letty & her son named Jammy I now at the request of my said son give the said Negro Letty & Jammy her son, to my Executors in Trust, for my Grandson Sam'l Selden & heirs and if Samuel Selden should die without issue Grand Daughter Mary Selden & her heirs & in case my Grand Daughter should also die without issue before she arrive to age of 21 the said Negroe Letty in trust for my son George Mason & the Negro Jammy in trust my for Grandson Thomson Mason, son to my said son George Mason & heirs. And whereas also in my will I have ordered my Executors after my Debts are paid to purchase out of the remainder of my Estate a likly young Negroe wench & child to be given to my Grandson Sam'l Selden, his heirs in lieu of the Negroe Letty and her son Jammy before bequeathed to my son George Mason, my will is now, that no such wench & child be purchased as aforsd, and I hereby give to my Grandson Sams. Selden-, a Negroe fellow named Monsser and a Negro wench named Corragio. Provided nevertheless that the said Slaves of said wench Corragio be subject to the same Limitations, and go and descend in the same manner as the issue of that wench ordered by my will to be bought would have done, in case of the Death of my Grand children Samuel and Mary Selden as by the said Will may appear. My common wearing epparrell I leave to ELIZABETH the Wife of THOMAS HEATH. I also give to my Grand Daughter Mary Selden a Callico Quilt & a Callico Counterpane in my Gilt trunk which I am desirous she should have. It is also my earnest request & desire that the Mulatto wench named NAN OLDCATE who has been an useful slave in the ffamily may not be sold, or exposed to Hardship as she is past her Labour, and that if possible she may be allowed to live with my son George Mason who I hope will use her with Humanity. I desire that this Codicil may be annex'd to my said Will & be of Equal vilidity with the same. Ann Mason
      Sarah Mastion, Walter Brook,
      Elizabeth Rawling, Eliz her mark Heath
      At Court held for Stafford County December the 14th 1762 Last will & Testament (with the Codicil thereto annex'd) of Ann Mason produced by John Moncure Clk .. made oath .. proved .. Certificate granted him for obtaining a Probate thereof Since which George Mason and Thomson Mason Esqrs. the other Executors in said Will named .. proved same.. ordered to be certified ..
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      Fairfax Co Va Deeds Liber C-D, page 706-706
      To all persons .. ANN BRONAUGH of county of Fairfax sendeth greeting.
      Whereas JEREMIAH BRONAUGH, Father of said Ann, did in his life time give Ann a negro girl and whereas the said Jeremiah sometime after died intestate possessed of a considerable personal estate leaving five children, vizt. William his eldest son and heir, Mary, the said Ann, Elizabeth and John, and whereas the said negro together with a Sucking child she then had was at the death of Jeremiah & in the Infancy of Ann Bronaugh by mistake appraised as part of the estate of said Jeremiah at Forty pounds current money and whereas the said negro hath four children now living .. Now Know ye that Ann Bronaugh in consideration of natural love and affection .. and in consideration that William Bronaugh hath confirmed my title to the said Slave and children and likewise to prevent all disputes .. do relinquish all my share of my Father's personal estate to William Bronaugh to be by him equally divided between the said Brothers and Sisters .. on condition Mary, Elizabeth and John shall not demand of William Bronaugh any part of the Forty pounds current money which said negro and her child were appraised ..
      Presence of Evan Williams, Ann Bronaugh
      G. Mason, Alexander Henderson
      Deed recorded 21st May 1760.

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