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

Edward Herndon

Male 1707 - 1759  (52 years)


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  • Name Edward Herndon 
    Born 1707  King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Nov 1759  St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I030914  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Edward Herndon,   b. 1678, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1758, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Mary Brock,   b. Abt 1682, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1727, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married Abt 1698  King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth MNU Herndon,   b. Bef 1711,   d. Aft 1759, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1727  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward Herndon,   b. 1730, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1799, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. John Herndon,   b. Abt 1732, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1783, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     3. Elizabeth Herndon,   b. Abt 1735, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1792, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     4. Joseph Herndon,   b. 1 May 1737, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1810, Mattapony, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F18641  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1749-1759 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book B; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      HERNDON, EDWARD, Spotsylvania Co., d. Feb. 4, 1759, p. Nov. 5, 1759. Wit. William Ficklin, James Williams, John Herndon. Ex. wife, Mary Herndon, friend George Waller; son, Edward Herndon, Junr., and George Waller, Junr. Leg. wife, Mary Herndon; children, Edward, John and Joseph Herndon and Elizabeth Battaley. (Page 435)
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      1749-1759 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book B; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      CARR, WILLIAM, Gentl. Spotsylvania Co., d. Aug. 2, 1760, p. Nov. 4, 1760. Wit. A. Foster, William Ellis, John Gordon. Ex. wife, Susannah Carr, Edward Herndon, Joseph Brock. Leg. wife, Susannah, land bought of Thomas Ship and John Quarles; son Thomas; son William, land in Louisa Co., daughter Ann Carr, land adjoining Nicholas Crenshaw; daughter Elizabeth; daughter Phoebe; son, Walter Chiles Carr, land in Louisa Co., son, Charles Brooks Carr; daughter Agnes Brooks Carr; son-in-law Mordacai Hord; son, Charles Carr; daughters Susannah, Sarah and Mary.
      Codicil to the foregoing will, dated Aug. 12, 1760.
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      1772-1798 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      HERNDON, JOHN, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania Co. d. May 11, 1782, Executors Bond dated Nov. 20, 1783. Wit. Thomas Allen, Joseph Fox, Robert Cunningham. Ex. brothers, Edward and Joseph Herndon, my friend James Lewis, and my sons Joseph and John Herndon. Leg. wife, Mary Herndon, entire estate until her death or re-marriage, then to be equally divided amongst all my children. (Page 557)
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://foertschfamily.com/Delk%20info/Roy%20Tree.htm
      URL title: Descendants of Hugh Roy
      Note:
      THE WILL OF JAMES ROY

      "In the name of God, Amen. I, James Roy, being very sick and weak, but in perfect senses and memory do constitute and appoint this to be my last will and testament, leaving Major Francis Thornton my sole executor. Viz., that is to say, after my just debts and ... is paid, I leave to my son Thomas Roy all my land, only reserving for my daughter Elizabeth Gordon, now wife to John Gordon, her life in part of the said land, to hold, occupy, and enjoy till her, the said Elizabeth Gordon's death, and no one to hold under her any longer. Also, I leave to my son Thomas Roy four Negroes, that is to say: Sipped, Jack, Cate, and Jenney. And all the rest of my worldly goods I leave to be equally divided betwixt my five daughters, except what Negroes and Mulattoes over and above the four left to my son Thomas Roy, which my daughter Elizabeth Gordon is not to have any claim in by reason she has already received her due share of the slaves above named. Negroes and Mulattoes being four in number to be equally divided betwixt my daughters Effey Roy, Isabella Roy, Mary Roy, and Sarah Roy. And all the remainder to be equally divided betwixt my said daughter Elizabeth, Effey, Isabella, Mary, and Sarah. And to my son David Roy I leave one shilling sterling and no more. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of April anno. one thousand seventeen hundred and forty-one." Signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of Edwd. Herndon, John Gordon and Elizabeth Gordon
      The deposition of Edward Herndon, aged thirty-three years being sworn, deposits that on Thursday at night the 16th of April, 1741 the deponent witnessed the will produced in Court of James Roy deceased. And on Saturday morning following when he went to bleed... the deceased, on last desire, he told him there was something... that should have been mentioned in his will which was that he had some cash by him, two double loans, and four pounds due from Thos. Edmondson. And after paying for the corn and some to her trifles there would be fifteen pounds lift, which he desired might be applied to the schooling of his son Thomas Roy, and that he believed he was in his proper senses at the time. And further this Deponent leyeth not."

      Edward Herndon. On motion of Francis Thornton, the executor of James Roy deceased, the Court took the deposition of Edward Herndon which was ordered to be annexed to the said deceased's will. John Waller, Court Clerk "At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Thursday, July 7th 1741: The last will and testament of James Roy deceased: being sworn to and exhibited by Francis Thornton, Jr., being the executor therein named, was proved by the oath of Edward Hendon, John Gordon, and Elizabeth Gordon the witnesses thereto, and the said executor having entered into bond with John Taliaferro being his security, and acknowledged the same in court, and having taken the oath as the court directs, and certificate in due form is granted him for obtaining court of probate. And it is ordered that Edward Herndon, Joseph Howard, William Berry and Thomas Ship, or any three of them, being first sworn before some magistrate of this county do appraise all such of the said deceased's estate as shall be produced and shown them by said Executor, and make return of their processing therein."

      John Waller, Court Clerk
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Sept. 2, 1735. Edward x Herndon of Caroline Co. to his son, Edward Herndon, Junr. Deed of Gift, 400 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., granted sd. Herndon by pat. June 16th, 1727. Wm. Waller, Jos. Brock, Sep. 2, 1735.
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Nov. 4, 1735. Mary x Abney of St. Paul's Par., Hanover Co., to Edwin Hickman of St. Geo. Par., Spts. CO. 309 a., half being part of a tract of land granted Thomas Hill and Dannitt Abney, by pat., Sept. 28, 1728. Z. Lewis, Edwd. Herndon, Junr.; Wm. Waller, Robt. Turner. Dee. 2, 1735.
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      1730-1738 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book - Colonial Militia; [William Armstrong Crozier]:
      Richard Phillips, Gent., Lieutenant, and Edward Herndon, Jr., Gent., Cornet, produced their commissions and took the oath, etc., as officers to a troop of horse under Captain William Waller. November 1, 1737. (Page 523.)
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      1742-1751 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book D; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Octr. 4, 1743. Edward Herndon, Junr., of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., and Elizabeth, his wife, to George Stubblefield, of afsd. Par. and county. 41 Is. 6d. curr. 400 a. granted to Edward Herndon of King and Queen Co. by pat., June 16, 1727. No witnesses. Oct. 4, 1743.
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      1742-1751 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book D; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Sept. 4. 1744. Edward Herndon, Jr., of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. , to Thomas Foster, Surgeon, of county and Par. Afsd. 26 65. curr. 337 acres. Wm Lynn, Wm. Smith, Charles Boreman. Sept. 4, 1744. Elizabeth, wife of Edward Herndon, acknowledged her dower, etc.
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      1738-1749 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book - Colonial Militia; [William Armstrong Crozier]:
      Edward Herndon, Jr., Gent., commissioned to be Lieutenant of a troop of Horse, commanded by Capt. Richard Tutt, took the oath March 5, 1744. (Page 305.)
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      1749-1753 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book A; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 252-54.
      March 1750 [1751]. Edward Herndon of Spotsylvania County to Edward Herndon Junr. of same. For 50 current money. 400 acres in the Little Fork of Rappahannock River ... corner to a survey made for the heirs of Captain John Grant in Captain Compton's line ... on a hill ... on the west side of the Hedgman River ... by the mouth of a branch on Hedgman River ... on the falling ground of Jobbers Mountain ... line of George Fairfax Esqr. ... to Captain Compton's line ...
      Edwd. Herndon
      Wit: Joseph Wood, Jno. Battaley, Samuel Simpson, Abraham Simpson.
      21 March 1750 [1751]. Proved by Joseph Wood, John Battaley and Abraham Simpson.
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      May 28, 1752. Thomas Duerson of Spts. Co. to Edwd. Herndon, Jr: 50 curr. 100 a. in Spts. Co. Jos. Brock, Jno. Battaley. July 7, 1752.
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      June 19, 1752. Thomas Brooks of Spts. Co. to Edward Herndon, Junr. 4 16s. 9d. curr. 9 a. in Spts. Co. Jos. Brock, Thos. Duerson, Hannah Duerson, William Brock. July 7, 1752.
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      June 5, 1753. Edward Herndon and Mary, his wife, of Spts. Co., to Joseph Herndon of sd. county. 10 curr. Lot No. 3 in Spts. Co., adjoining lot No. 56 of the town of Frcdksbg. Benjamin Davis, Isaac Scot, Richard Blanton. June , 1753
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Augt. 13, 1755. John Battaley of Culpeper Co. to Mary, wife of Edward Herndon, Jr. 5. A negro child. Witness, Joseph Herndon. Sept. 2, 1755.
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Feby. 19, 1755. Wm. Bartlett and Susanna, his wife, to Edwd. Herndon, junr. 28 5s. curr. 113 a. in Spts. Co. Thos. Duerson, Jo. Brock, Joseph Herndon, William x Burbridge. April 1, 1755.
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Feby. 19, 1755. Thomas Duerson of Spts. Co. to Edwd. Herndon, Junr., of same co. 19 16s. curr. 99 a. in Spts. Co. Jo. Brock, Wm. Bartlett, Joseph Herndon, William x Burbridge. April 1, 1755.
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Sept. 7, 1756. Gawin Corbin of Westmoreland Co., Esqr., and Hannah, his wife, to Edward Herndon, junr., of Spts. Co. 26 Ss. curr. 264 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Wm. Waller, Jo. Brock, A. Foster. Sept. 7, 1756.

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