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

William Morton

Male Abt 1686 - 1748  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name William Morton 
    Born Abt 1686  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jul 1748  Orange County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I031050  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Father John Morton,   b. Abt 1650, living in Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1722, Richmond County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother Deborah Hughes,   b. Abt 1656,   d. Aft 1722, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Family ID F17894  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne Bachelor,   b. Bef 1695, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1711, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 18 years) 
    Married Abt 1711  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F45330  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne Mothershead,   d. Aft 1748, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aft 1711  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Morton,   b. Abt 1707, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1744, Orange County, Virginia - Exec Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     2. John Morton,   b. Abt 1709, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1758, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     3. Sarah Morton,   b. Bef 1721, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elijah Morton,   b. Abt 1722, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
     5. Elizabeth Morton,   b. Abt 1726, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1746, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
     6. Anne Morton,   b. Abt 1730, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1746, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years)
     7. Jeremiah Morton,   b. Bef 1724, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 23 May 1757, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 33 years)
     8. Jane Morton,   b. Abt 1722, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1800, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     9. Mary Morton,   b. Aft 1712, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1739, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years)
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F18656  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1744-1778 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2: [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 131-32.
      Will of William Morton of Orange County and St. Thomas's Parish, being sick and weak, dated 8 Dec. 1747.
      To my beloved son Jeremiah Norton ten shillings current money, he having received his other part already.
      To my beloved son Elijah Morton all that lott of land whereon he now lives.
      Unto my son in law Henry Bourn and my daughter Ann Bourn 100 acres, being the half of a lot I purchased of Thomas Jones with the plantation whereon he now lives.
      Unto my son in law Thomas Newman and daughter Elizabeth Newman 100 acres, being the other half of Jones lott with the plantation whereon Edmund Mannion formerly lived.
      Unto my daughter Mary Minor ten shillings current money.
      Unto my son in law Andrew Bourn ten shillings current money
      Unto my granddaughter Frances Christopher ten pounds current money and a young mare called Flower when she arives to the ago of twenty one years or marries.
      Unto my loving wife Ann Morton all my estate until my son John Morton arives at the age of twenty one years and then the same equally divided between my wife and my son John Morton except one Negro man Will which I give to my son John In lieu of a Negro left him by Mothurshead.
      If my wife should die before John arives to twenty one years, John have all the estate. All her part shall go to John after her decease.
      If John should die without heirs all I have given to him shall go to my grandchild George Morton, son of Elijah Morton.
      As soon as my son John arives at twenty one years he have my still clear of his part.
      My loving wife Ann Morton, my son In law Andrew Bourn, my son Elijah Morton executors.
      William (W) Morton
      Wit: Geo. Taylor, Taverner Beale, W. Russell, J. Bramham Jur., John Smith. 28 July 1748. Presented Into Court by Ann the widow and Elijah Morton, executors. Proved by George Taylor, Taverner Beale and John Bramham Jur.
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      1744-1778 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2: [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 133-34.
      William Morton. Inventory. Made in obedience to order of 28 July [1748].
      Appraisers sworn before Goodrich Lightfoot, Gent.
      No total valuation; includes five slaves valued at 139.
      Bryan Sisson, John Brown, George Wells
      25 Aug. 1748. Returned.
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      Richmond County, Virginia Wills; p.209
      - John MORTON, Sitt. Par., will; 27 Jul 1721, 2 May 1722
      son Richard land which I bought of Lawrence BARKER;
      sons James and Thomas lands and plant, where I now live after the decease of wife Deborah; if they have
      no heirs, to Mary and Winifred MORTON; sons William and John;
      no ex;
      wits: J. DAVIS, Math. DAVIS.
      p.210 - MORTON'S inv. by Deborah MORTON; 6 Jun 1722.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1709-1712 {Antient Press}: pg 74
      Westmoreland County Court 29th of Augt 1711
      - BATCHELLOR ackno. to MORTON
      THOMAS BATCHELLOR acknowledged a Deed of Gift of Land made by him to his Daughter, ANN, now Wife of WILLIAM MORTON to be his act and deed which with the Livery ofSeizen thereon was ordered to be recorded
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      1714-1720 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 7; Antient Press: (Page 86)
      THIS INDENTURE made the Sixth day of Decembr: in the first year of the Reigne of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of God. King of Great. Birttaine France and Ireland, Defender of the faith &c., Annoq: Dom. 1715, Between JOSEPH SCOTT of the Parish of North Farnham in County of Richmond, Planter, and KATHERINE his Wife of the one part and WILLIAM MORTON of County of WESTMORELAND in Cople Parish, Planter, of other part, Witnesseth that JOSEPH SCOTT and KATHERINE his Wife for the sume of Five shilings Sterling to them in hand paid by WILLIAM MORTON by these p:sents doe bargaine and sell unto WILLIAM MORTON one tract of land containing Seventy acres he the same more or less lying in the Parish of Farnham and bounded; Begining att a white Oak standing att the mouth of a Valey out of a Branch calfd MARTINS RUN, thence along a line of marked trees up the said Valey to a Popler standing on a little Stoney Point, being a corner tree; thence crossing thehead of a little Valey along a line of marked trees to a forked Numb: standing on the East side of the Run of the Maine Branch of RAPPA: CREEK, thence up the said Run to a Spanish Oak standing on ye Eastside of ye said Run, thence E. by 5: 200 p: to a Hickory, thence S: by W; along a line of marked trees to a Branch called MARTINS RUN, thence down the said Run to a white Oak the begining, the said land being withinthe bounds of a Deed of Saile from GEORGE HARDWICKE unto WM: POWELL for Two hundred acres dated Febry: 28th 1688: as by the Records of WESTMORELAND County Court may more at large appear: Together with all houses orchards rents issues and profitts thereof; To have and to hold the parcell of land unto WILLIAM MORTON and assignes during the terme of one whole year paying therefore unto JOSEPH SCOTT and KATHERINE his Wife their heires the rent of one ear of Indian Corne at the feast of ye Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin next ensuing if the same shall be lawfully demanded to the intent that by vertue of these p:sents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession said WILLIAM MORTON may be in actuall possession of the p:misses and thereby the better enabled to accept a release of the free hold and inheritance thereof; In Witnesse whereof the parties first above named to these p:sent Indentures have interchangeably sett their hands and seales the day and year first above written
      Sealed and Delivered in the p:sence of
      JNO: DAVIS JUNR, JOSEPH his marks SCOTT
      JNO. MORTON KATHRINE her mark SCOTT
      Att a Court held for Richmond County the fourth day of January 1715 JOSEPH SCOTT and KATHERINE his Wife came into Court and acknowledge this their Deed unto WILLIAM MORTON. And it was admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH. Cl Cur
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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1, Part II, (Antient Press); pp. 509-510
      Indenture 7th June 1728 between GEORGE DAVICE & PATIENCE DAVIS his wife which sd PATIENCE is the Daughter & Sole Heiress of THOMAS BROCK & CICELY his wife late of the Parish of Sittenbourn County of King George Deced of one part & WILLIAM MORTON of aforsd parish of Sittenbourn & County of Richmond of other part .. GEORGE DAVIS & PATIENCE in consideration of One hundred fifty pounds current money of Virginia doth sell 150 acres in Parish of Sittenbourn King George County .. which is part of a patent granted to JOHN BARROW 13th October 1657 which was on 25th March 1709 surveyed & Divided by Mr. EDWD. BARROW late Surveyor of County of Richmond being .. divided between aforsd THOMAS BROCK & one WILLIAM RICHASON & is the sd BROCKS part & whereas BROCK died possed and is next adjoyning to land late of JOHN BURKETT deced and all the Estate rights .. Presence Wm. Jordan, John Jennings, George Davis
      Allin Mothershed, James Wilson Patience x Davis
      7th June 1728 .. then received of WM. MORTON sum of 150 pounds .. John Champe, Thomas Davis. George Davis
      7th June 1728 .. Acknowledged & recorded the sd PATIENCE being Solely & Secretly Examined Confessed it to be her voluntary Act .. recorded.
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Oct. 23, 1734. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to William Morton. Lease of 200 a. in St. Mark's Par., Spts. Co., on S. side Rapidan, etc., etc. "William Morton and Jeremiah Morton and Elijah Morton," etc. John Grame, Tho. Sims, John Pettey. Nov. 5, 1734.
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      1734-1749 Orange County, Virginia Road Orders; [Ann Brush Miller]
      23 March 1737, O.S. p. 275
      On the Motion of William Morton its ordered that what Timber he shall take to mine run bridge be valued by Alexr Waugh John Christopher and Alexr Newman or any two of them.
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      1734-1749 Orange County, Virginia Road Orders; [Ann Brush Miller]
      29 June 1739, O.S. p. 15
      Bryan Scisson is hereby appointed Surveyor of the road in the room of Wm Morton & its ordered that he Cause the bridges to be repaired & highways to be cleared in the sd precinct according to Law.
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      1738-1740 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 305-11.
      12-13 July 1739. William Morton of Orange County, planter, to Thomas Wright Belfield of Richmond County, Gent. Mortgage; lease and release to secure 12,325 pounds of tobacco and 91.4.1/2 current money. Tract whereon he lives and holds by lease for lives of [blank] from Alexr. Spotswood, Esqr. Also two other tracts leased by Alexr. Spotswood Esqr. to Thos. Jones (being the tract whereon Wm. Minor now lives) and to Edmund Manion (now in the occupation of Morton), both tracts bought by Morton of Thomas Jones and Edmund Manion. Also six slaves, mulatto Jack, Negro Dick, Cofee, Harry, Sam, and Will, and six horses, four wares, two year old colt, thirty head of cattle, twenty sheep, twelve feather beds and furniture, and three guns. Wm. (W) Morton
      Wit: Henry Willis Junr., James Porteus, Jno. Christopher,
      John Newport. Proved by James Porteus and John Newport. 27 July 1739

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      1734-1749 Orange County, Virginia Road Orders; [Ann Brush Miller]
      23 August 1739, O.S. p. 49
      Bryan Scisson having according to the Last Courts order viewed & layd off the road round Bramhams Pasture made his return that it was the best way from the topp of the hill by Mr: Bramhams fence and from thence over the run under the foot of the hill with two bridges to be made Its ordered that John Hawkins with his gang clear the Same.
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      1734-1749 Orange County, Virginia Road Orders; [Ann Brush Miller]
      28 March 1740, O.S. p. 151
      Ordered that James Thornton Thos: Chambles Shurley Whatley Thos Mitchell George & John Wells John Smith & the tithables of John Christopher Samuel George Valentine Morgan Wm Croucher Wm Christopher Thos: Wharton Alexr Newman Wm Pannell Wm Morton John Ransdall Luke Thornton John & Charles ffushee Edward Price John Bramham & Bryan Scisson work on the Courthouse road to the Mine run Bridge under Bryan Scisson who is hereby appointed Overseer of ye sd road And its further ordered that ye sd Bryan Scisson cause the highways to be cleared & Bridges repaired in the said precinct according to Law & that he with his said Gang help aid and assist Wm Beckham the Overseer of ye sd road from the mine run bridge to ye Wilderness run to keep ye mine run Bridge in repair.
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      1745-1747 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [Antient Press]; Page 479
      Aug. 28, 1746. Received of WILLIAM MORTON one of the executors of ALVIN MOTHERSHEAD, Dec'd, sum of 151.11.08, 3 farthings .. in full for Alvin Mothershead's estate .. late in said Morton's hands according to the inventory thereof & I do oblige myself to pay .. several debts owing to several persons that have just claim to the estate .
      Witnesses: Jereh. Morton
      J. Pendleton, John Nicholas.
      Recorded Orange County 29 August 1746.

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