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

John Awbrey

Male Bef 1713 - 1744  (> 31 years)


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  • Name John Awbrey 
    Born Bef 1713  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 May 1744  Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I034245  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2019 

    Father Francis Awbrey,   b. 1690, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1740/41, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Frances Tanner,   b. 1694, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1744, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years) 
    Married 1710  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary MNU Awbrey,   b. Abt 1721, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1757, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married Abt 1737  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances Awbrey,   b. Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1767, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hanover Awbrey,   b. Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1767, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F20281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ABSTRACTS OF WILLS AND INVENTORIES, FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA 1742-1801 WILL BOOKS "A" 1742-1752
      AWBREY, John.
      5 Feb. 1743. 17 May 1744.
      Wife: Mary Awbrey.
      Land to Frances, youngest daughter of wife,
      land to Hannarer, eldest daughter of wife.
      Mention is made of three children of wife and unborn child.
      Exrs: wife, John Sherman, Robert Bogges.
      Wit: Samuel King, Benjamin Sebastian, Marey Shangham.
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      ABSTRACTS OF WILLS, FAIRFAX CO., VA.
      (Liber A, B, Wills-by Eula K. Woodward)
      Aubrey. John, Fairfax Co., Truro Parish, 17 May, 1744-5 Feb. 1746.
      To Geo. Gregg deeds for 100 a. left me in my father's will, negotiated for & which he bought of Richard Wood by one Wm. Pearrey, by him sold to my father. Tract of land I live on, above Goose Creek. containing 336 a., also land fell to me by death. Richd. Aubrey on Potomac River joining land of Thos. Aubrey & Josias Clapman. to be sold to pay just debts;
      to wife Mary Aubrey land where John Woodridge lives. 86 a. with all appurtenances. at her death to her youngest dau. Frances;
      to wife if she be with child as she expects the child the plantation wherein Richard Poultney lived on Riverside,
      also that wherein John Sarker lived;
      to wife's eldest dau., Hannorer 50 a. came to me from Richard Aubrey at 18 yrs.; to wife 1/4, of all yearly rents during the non age of children-the other part for maintenance & schooling of my wife's children; to wife's three ch. plantation where Joseph Daron lives.
      Exrs: John Sherman & Robert Bogges.
      Wit: Benj. Sebastian, SamI. King, Mary Shangham.
      Signed Jo. Aubrey
      If the unborn child be a boy to have all lands· (p. 60).

      Aubrey, John, Mary Aubrey admx.
      17 May 1744 (p. 64).
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      ABSTRACTS OF WILLS, FAIRFAX CO., VA.
      (Liber A, B, Wills-by Eula K. Woodward)
      Aubury. Richard, "Aubrey" Truro
      Parish. 14 Jan. 1743-19 July, 1744.
      To mother Frances Aubury ;
      to bro. John one shilling;
      to bro. Francis land I live on on Potomack River. also land on Tuskorora River had from bro. John, 200 a.; if he returns in 14 yrs. is to have estate I had bro. Thomas having no part; one half the estate to go to bro. Thomas if he returns in 7 yrs. otherwise divided between bros. Geo. Henry & SamI. Thomas Aubury personal property;
      to Henry Aubury wearing apparel, one chest & fiddle to sister Sara, & bros. Geo. & Samuel 160 a. to be equally divided, lying on branches of Difficult Run, adj. land of Chas. Broadwater.
      Exec. Thomas Aubury.
      Sig. "Richard Aubrey."
      Wit. John Gordon, Josias Chapman, Wm. Low,
      Barn. Noland· (p. 79).
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      Prince William County VA
      22 Oct 1732 - Exec Journals.

      Tobacco Inspector at:

      QUANTICO = John Turley & Thomas Osbourne
      Hunting Creek = John Awbrey & Lewis Elzey,
      Falmouth = Anthony Strother & Francis Thornton,
      Pohich = Edward Berry, Francis Awbrey
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      GRANTEE Awbrey, John. grantee.
      DATE 29 May 1739.
      Location: Prince William County. Description: 86 acres on Potomack River side about four miles below the Great or Lower Falls of the said river, and adjoining land of William Strutfield, Thomas Owsley &c. Source: Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, p. 81 (Reel 291). Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Grants E, 1736-1742, p. 78 (Reel 291).
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      LAND RECORDS, FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, Liber A
      (by Mrs. Eula K. Woodward, Washington, D. C.)
      13 May, 1745, Lease. Mary Awbrey, widow & extx. of John, Fairfax Co. & Geo. Gregg, of same, yoeman, 100 A. Wit. R. Boggess, Joseph Mageath, John Gregg. 21 May, 1745, p. 366
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735; Pages 104-105. Aug. 17, 1733. James Richets of Pr. William to George Mason of Charles Co. in Maryland, Gent....for 20 lbs. sterl.-..tract of land taken up by William Strufield lying on Potomack River between Alexanders Island and Mason's Quarter and Opposite to Mason's Island being now in the possession of John Awbrey. James (his mark) Richetts
      Wit: John Farguson, G. Home, Tho. Simpson, Jane (her mark) Simpson. Rec'd. of George Mason sum of 20 lbs. sterl. money Aug. 17, 1733. At court Aug. 17, 1733 this deed for land with receipt endorsed from James Richetts to George Mason being proved by oaths of wit. on his motion is admitted to record.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735;
      pages 233-236.:March 20, 1733. Francis Awbrey of Pr. Wm., Gent. to Thomas Jennings of Prince George in Maryland,. Gent. ...for sum of 20 lbs. sterl....423 a. on br. of Goose Cr. corner to land surveyed for John Awbrey. Deed of lease and release.
      Fra. Awbrey
      Wit: Tho. Robinson, Wm. Hale, Tho. Lewis.
      Rec'd. of Thomas Jennings sum of 20 lbs. sterl. March 21, 1733.
      At court _March 21, 1733 Francis Awbrey acknowledged this release with receipt endorsed to Thomas Jennings.
      Pages 236-7. The Rt. Hon. Thomas Lord Fairfax of Leeds Castle in Kent and William Cage of Milgate in Parish of Bearstead devisee of last will of Rt. Hon. Catherine Lady Fairfax dec. Proprietors of the North. Neck grant unto Francis Awbrey 423 a on br. of Goose Cr. corner to land surveyed for John Awbrey and dated July 6, 1731. Robert Carter
      At court March 21, 1733 this deed from the Proprietors to Francis Awbrey is admitted to record by motion of Thomas Jennings.
      Pages 237-241. March 20, 1733. John Awbrey of Pr. Wm. to Thomas Jennings of Pr. George in Maryland, Gent....for sum of 20 lbs. sterl.....247 a. on head br. of Goose Cr. and Poplar Spanish.... line of Mathews. Deed of lease and release.
      John Awbrey
      Wit: Tho. Lewis, Tho. Robinson, Wm. Hale.
      Rec'd. of Thomas Jennings sum of 20 lbs. sterl. March 21, 1733. At court March 21, 1733 John Awbrey acknowledged this release with receipt endorsed to Thomas Jennings.
      Pages 241-242. The Rt. Hon. Thomas Lord Fairfax of Leeds Castle in Kent and Wm. Cage of Milgate Parish of Bearsteads devisee of last will of Rt. Hon. Catherine Lady Fairfax dec. Proprietors
      of North. Neck.....grant unto John Awbrey 247 a. on head br. of Goose Cr. and the foot of the Blue Ridge corner to survey for George Mathews.....July 8, 1731.
      Robert Carter
      At court March 21, 1733 this deed from the Proprietor to John Awbrey is admitted to record.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber D; 1738 - 1740; Pages 348-352.
      June 2, 1738. John Todd of Precinct of Onslow, Bath Province of N.C. to John Awbrey of Pr. Wm., Truro Parrish, Va for 200 lbs. sterl....tract on Long Br near line of Maj. Rob. Alexander about two miles and a quarter above the mill standing on sd. main run....deeds of lease and release.
      John Todd
      Wits: Pearce (P) Noland, Peter Noland, John Tod Jr., John (+) Dukes, Wm. Crawford.
      Feb. 26, 1739 John Todd came before me and acknowledged the above and pr: by Edw. Howard one of justices of the peace.
      Rec'd. of John Awbrey sum of 200 lbs. sterl. June 2, 1738.
      At Court Oct. 24, 1738 this release with receit endorsed were proved by oaths of wits: Peter Noland and John Dukes.
      At Ct. March 24, 1739 this release was further proved by oaths of Phillip Noland another wits.
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      Fairfax Co Va Deeds Liber E {Antien Press}; page 171-172
      This Indenture made twelfth day of May 1762 Between FRANCIS AWBREY of Loudoun County of one part and JOHN CARLYLE of Fairfax County Gent. of other part Witnesseth that Francis Awbrey for sum thirty pounds current
      money paid by John Carlyle sold all the estate Interest right title remainder and reversion in and to the lands tenements and Hereditaments of JOHN AWBREY (Brother of the said Francis Awbrey) which the said John Awbrey either died seised of or gave and devised by his Last Will and Testament which lands after the deaths of several devisees in the Will named would or ought of right to descend and go to Francis Awbrey as eldest Brother and heir at law of John Awbrey deceased ..
      Presence Lee Massey, Francis Awbrey
      John Rhodes, Craven Peyton,
      Robert Sanford, William Dye,
      Josiah Clapham
      At Court held 15th June 1762 This deed was proved .. and at Court held 21st December in the year aforesaid this deed was further proved .. ordered to be recorded.
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      Fairfax Co Va Deeds Liber E {Antien Press}; page 241-245
      This Indenture made the first/second day of May 1763 between FRANCES AWBREY alias of St. Marys County Maryland of one part and JOHN CARLYLE of the County of Fairfax & Colony of Virginia Gent. of other part .. by deeds of lease and release .. Witnesseth for sum thirty one pounds currt money of Virginia to Frances Awbrey in hand paid by John Carlyle .. sold one moiety or one half of all that parcel of land situate on four mile run in the County of Fairfax which was devised by the last will and Testament of JOHN AWBREY bearing date the fifth day of Feby 1743 unto the two daughters of the said John Awbreys wife by HANOVER & FRANCES AWBREY containing about eight hundred acres in the whole as by the said last will and Testament may more fully appear ..
      Presence Seth Johnston, Frances Awbrey
      William Graham, William James

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      Fairfax Co Va Deeds Liber E {Antien Press}; page 245-252
      This Indenture made this first/second day of May 1763 between OWEN BRADY of Saint Marys County in province of Maryland of one part and JOHN CARLYLE of County of Fairfax and Colony of Virginia Gentleman of other part .. by deeds of lease and release .. for sum thirty one pounds current money of Virginia to Owen Brady in hand paid doth hereby acknowledge and thereof doth release acquit and discharge the said John Carlyle by these presents they the said Owen Bradey & HANNOVER his wife hath granted bargained and sold .. one moiety or half of all that parcel of land situate on four mile run in County of Fairfax in the Colony of Virginia which was devised by the last will and Testament of JOHN AWBREY bearing date the fifth day February 1743 unto two daughters of the said John Awbreys wife to wit FRANCES AWBREY and HANNOVER AWBREY with which the said Hannover the said Owen intermarried containing about eight hundred acres in the whole as by the last will and Testament may more fully appear ..
      Presence James Key, May 3d 1763 Owen Brady
      John Rhodes, Seth Johnston, Hannover Brady
      G. Johnston, William Graham,
      Jeremiah Jordan, William James
      Reed this 4th day of June 1762 from JOHN CARLYLE the sum of thirty one pounds Virginia currency it being the consideration within expressed
      Owen Brady
      At Court held 17th May 1763 This Release & Receipt were proved .. ordered to be recorded.
      Fairfax Sct George the third .. to JAMES MILES & JEREMIAH JORDAN Gentlemen
      Whereas Owen Brady of St. Marys County Maryland and Hannover his wife by their Indenture of Lease & Release have sold John Carlyle the fee simple estate of eight hundred or thereabouts acres of land with the appurtenance lying in parish of Truro in County of Fairfax and Whereas Hannover cannot conveniently travel to our County Court to make acknowledgment Therefore we do give unto you power to receive the acknowledgment which the said Hannover shall be willing to make before you .. this 27th April 1763.
      Maryland St. Marys County May 2d 1763
      In Obedience to the within Dedimus we the Subscribers meet at the house of RICHD. CORKE & privately examined Hannover the wife of Owen Brady & she acknowledged the deeds of lease and release signed by her husband & herself she did it voluntarily & willingly of her own accord ..
      Jeremiah Jordan, J. Mills
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      Fairfax Co Va Deeds Liber G {Antien Press}; page 247-250
      This Indenture of partition made the 20th day July 1767 Between OWEN BRADIE of Fairfax County Planter & HANOVER his wife of one part & PHILLIP ELLIS of same County Planter & FRANCES his wife of other part Whereas JOHN AWBREY of said County deced (eldest son & heir of FRANCIS AWBREY deced) by his last will & Testament devised to the said Hanover fifty acres of land which fell to the Testator by the death of his Brother RICHARD AWBREY where the ferry & ordinary were then kept (& which fifty acres are part of a tract of five hundred acres of land originally granted by pattent unto WILLIAM STRUTFIELD and purchased by the said FRANCIS AWBREY who devised the same unto the said JOHN AWBREY by the name & description of all that tract of land at the falls where POULTNEY lives upon except fifty acres where the ferry & ordinary is kept which fifty acres be devised to his son RICHARD) & whereas the sd John Awbrey devised the remainder of the sd pattent being the land whereon the said RICHARD POULTNEY then lived on the river side & likewise whereon JOHN LACKER then lived with all appourtenances thereunto belonging unto the child he expected his wife was then with child of & if there should be no child born then to be equally divided between his wife's two Daughters the said HANOVER & FRANCES & the said John Awbreys wife proving not to be with child the sd land by the sd devise fell to the said Hanover & Frances & whereas the parties have by common consent laid off & ascertained the lines & bounds of the sd fifty acres to the said Hanover which they do by these presents confirm and Establish in the following manner Vizt. Beginning at the mouth of a run called the rocky run on Potomack River side (the same being the beginning of the sd WILLIAM STRUTFIELDS patent) & running thence with the upper line of the said patent West one hundred sixty poles South fifty poles thence East one hundred & sixty poles to the river thence up the river (with the meanders of the same) fifty poles to the beginning containing the said fifty acres more or less and are willing & desirous to make partition & division of the remainder of the sd pat- tent pursuant to the said John Awbreys will & their several titles under the same Now This Indenture Witnesseth that the said parties to these presents of one assent & consent have made full & clear division of all the remainder of the land in the said patent .. the said Hanover shall hold all the upper or northermost part of the remainder of the pattent and bounded beginning upon Potomack river side at the lowermost end of the fifty acres & running thenc with the lines of the said fifty acres reversed west one hundred & sixty poles & north fifty poles to the upper line of the said Strutfields patent thence with the line of the patent West four hundred and fifty five poles to the corner thereof thence with the back line of the patent South seventy two poles thence East six hundred & fifteen poles to the river & up the river with the meanders of the same twenty two poles to the beginning containing two hundred & twenty six acres more or less that the said Frances shall henceforth have all the lower or southermost part of the remainder of the said patent had beginning upon Potomack river side at the Lowermost boundary of the said Strutfields patent & running with the lower line thereof reversed West six hundred & fifteen poles to the lower back corner thereof thence with the back line of the said patent reversed North fifty eight poles to the corner of the part herein allotted to the said Hanover thence with the line dividing this from the said Hanovers part East six hundred & fifteen poles to the river & down the river (with the meanders of the same fifty eight poles) to the beginning containing two hundred & twenty four acres more or less & the said OWEN BRADIE & Hanover his wife for themselves and heirs do also covenant with PHILLIP ELLIS & Frances his wife &
      their heirs that they shall peaceably and quietly hold the said premises allotted without any trouble to each other

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      Fairfax Co Va Deeds Liber D {Antien Press}; page 417-422
      On margin. "dd Colo. Carlyle 1767"
      Indenture 17th/18th May 1757 between JAMES MILLS and MARY MILLS formerly MARY AWBERRY now of county of St. Marys in Province of Maryland, Executrix of last will and testament of JOHN AWBERRY, late of county of Fairfax, deceased, and JOHN CARLYLE of county of Fairfax, Esqr. witnesseth that James and Mary Mills pursuant to last will
      and testament of John Awberry bearing date 5th February 1743 amoungst records of Fairfax County .. in consideration of sum of Forty six pounds Five shillings current money of Virginia .. sold parcel of land devised unto John Awberry by last will and testament of Francis Awberry, Deceased, father of said John, being part of a larger tract sold by Francis Awberry to Mrs. Ann Mason and excepted out of said sale .. 373 acres .. in parish of Cameron ..
      Presence of Josias Clapham, James Mills
      Nathl. Smith, Ann Harrison, Mary x Mills
      Owen x Merybey
      Lease/Release recorded 19th May 1757.

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