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

Thomas Moxley

Male Abt 1740 - 1787  (~ 47 years)


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  • Name Thomas Moxley  [1
    Born Abt 1740  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Jun 1787  Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I029733  Tree1
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2021 

    Father Thomas Moxley,   b. 1697, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1750, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Anne Gunnell,   b. 12 Oct 1701, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1750, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married Abt 1718  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hester Beall,   b. Bef 1740, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1788, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1760  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F18037  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Fairfax Co Va Wills Liber E, page 213-216
      n the name of God Amen. I THOMAS MOXLEY of Borough of Alexandria in Fairfax County and Commonwealth of Virginia being weak of body but of sound mind and memory .. do make and appoint this my last will and Testament That is to day first & principally I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God .. and my body to the earth to be buried .. and as to what worldly goods it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and bequeath in manner and form following.
      Imprimis I give and bequeath to my beloved wife ESTHER my mantion house wherein I now live with the Lott thirty six foot front and seventy two foot back with all my houshold & citchen furniture during her natural life and at her death the house to be divided between my sons DANIEL & SAMUEL by the partition which runs across it North and South with like division across the Lott on a line with the partition, my son Daniel to have his choise in the said division.
      Item I give and bequeath to my wife Esther the house and lott fronting on the North side of Oronoko Street & adjoining the county wharf whereon DAVID SMITH now lives twenty four feet front and seventy two feet back, that she enjoy the same and the rents thereof towards the support of my younger children until the year One thousand seven hundred & ninety eight and then I give the same to my son WILLIAM he and they paying half the ground rent of said Lott.
      Item I give and bequeath to my daughter MARY ANN MOXLEY twenty feet fronting Oronoko Street of the above mentioned lott beginning at the west corner of said Lott, and running Eastward the twenty feet leaving an alley of four feet between said lott and the abovementioned house, and to run back with said alley thirty six feet, she paying one third of the ground rent of said lott, and she is to take possession at the age of eighteen years or at the day of marriage.
      Item I give and bequeath to my daughter REBECKAH MOXLEY the remainder back part of said lott of the same dementions with the foregoing together with a small house now on said lott, she paying one sixth part of the ground rent of the lot, I likewise give and bequeath to my daughter Rebeckah my workhouse with the lott whereon it stands lying on the west side of the abovementioned alley beginning at the North end of Capt. Con-
      way's warehouse and running North thirty six feet, and West thirty six feet with an East front on the alley. Item I give and bequeath to my daughter REBECKAH MOXLEY a negro child named Nancy now about twelve months old, my said daughter Rebeckah Moxley is to take possession of all the abovementioned premises when she arrives at the age of eighteen or at the day of her marriage Item I give and bequeath to my aforementioned daughter MARY ANN MOXLEY a negro wench at my wife's death named Sall together with her future increase from the date hereof, but it is my will and desire my wife should enjoy her during my wife's life.
      Item I give and bequeath to my wife ESTHER during the time of he: widowhood a Negro man named Harry but if she should marry then he is to stay in the family twelve years from this date and then go free, but if my wife remains a widow he is to be her slave during her life and then go free, as I mean that he should be a support to my three younger children.
      Item I leave a negro man named Jerry to be sold to pay my debts but if my wife can manage to settle my debts without making sale of him, then I give and bequeath the said Negro to my wife during her widowhood towards the support of my younger children, and at my wife's death I will that he should be sold and the money arising therefrom to be equally divided between my three sons or the survivors of them.
      Item I likewise leave and will'to be sold a scooner boat of about three hundred bushels Burthen either by private or public sale as may best suit my wife to assist in paying my debts likewise I leave to be sold a large flatt lying on the stocks now in my yard either by private or publick sale the money to go in supporting my family or paying my debts.
      Item I give and bequeath all my working tools to my wife Esther. Item it is my will and desire that my son SAMUEL MOXLEY be kept to school till he arrives to age of sixteen years and then to be bound to such a trade as he chuses himself by the Court till he arrives to the age of twenty one years.
      Item I leave a Bond payable by BURTON WARREN BAKER for thirty eight thousand four hundred bricks
      which bricks are to be sold when received, and the money arising therefrom to be applied towards the support of my family and paying my debts.
      Item it is my will and desire that my son WILLIAM MOXLEY be under the care and direction of ROBERT ADAM whom I impower to bind to Mr. JOSEPH CAVALLY if he takes him for the two remaining years untill he is of age, and if he refuses to be bound I beg Mr. Robt. Adam to take the sole care and direction of him.
      Item I leave a Bond of JAMES MEYLER'S for twenty pounds which money I leave to my wife towards the support of my family and paying my debts, likewise all other debts due from others to me I leave to leave to be disposed off to the aforesaid uses.
      Item I give and bequeath to my daughter ELIZABETH BENTS my Mulatto boy Jack about six years old, and to have immediate possession of him.
      Item it is my will and desire that if any of my aforementioned children should die before the time of their taking possession of their respective dividents, that then such parts shall be equally divided among the surviving children.
      I appoint my dearly beloved wife Esther my sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament .. this 23rd day of January 1787.
      PresenceJames Meyler, Thomas Moxley
      Jo.n Mandeville, Patrick Hagerty
      At Court held 18th June 1787 This will was presented in Court by Esther Moxley Executrix herein named who made oath thereto, and the same being proved by the oaths of John Mandeville & Patrick Hagarty is admitted to record and the said Executrix having performed what the Law requires, a Certificate is granted her for obtaining a Probate thereof ..
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      http://www.familytreemaker.com/_glc_/1829/1829_7.html
      Abstracts of Wills in Fairfax County, Virginia , Page 7

      MOXLEY, Thomas.
      6 Feb. 1749. 27 March 1750.
      Wife: mentioned, but not named.
      Sons: John, James, Joseph and Thomas.
      Daughter: Elizabeth Daniel. Jeminah Minser (of Minor) and Mary Anne Moxley (daus.).
      Exrs: sons Thomas and Joseph.
      Wit: William Moxley (bro.), Francis Porter, John Swileven.
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      ABSTRACTS OF WILLS, FAIRFAX CO., VA.
      (Liber A, B, Wills-by Eula K. Woodward)
      Moxley, Thos., 6 Jan. 1749-27 Mch.1750.
      To sons James and John;
      to s. Joseph land on Tuskeroso Run, 250 A.;
      to s. Thomas; to w. & sons James & John;
      to dau. Elizabeth Daniel;
      to dau. Jemimah Winser rent of plantation above Goose Creek;
      residue to w., James, John & Thos. Moxley & Mary Ames;
      to bro. Wm. Moxley.
      Exs. Thos & Joseph Moxley. Thos. Moxley.
      Wit. Francis Porter, Jane Moxley, John Treleven (p. 319).

  • Sources 
    1. [S044740] Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Fourth Edition. Volume Two, Families G-P.

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