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

Philip Bush

Male 1700 - 1772  (72 years)


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  • Name Philip Bush 
    Born 1700  St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Sep 1772  Orange County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I037115  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 

    Father John Bush,   b. 1670, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1745/46, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Margaret Bruce,   b. Bef 1677,   d. Abt 1730, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years) 
    Married 1693  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21514  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Bryant,   b. 1710, Brinbridge, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1772, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 61 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1732/33  Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Josiah Bush,   b. 5 Jul 1733, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sarah Eliza Bush,   b. 8 Feb 1734/35, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Bush,   b. 1736, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Philip Bush,   b. 18 Oct 1736, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth Bush,   b. 14 Jan 1739/40, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Joseph Bush,   b. 5 Apr 1741, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Joshua Bush,   b. 5 Apr 1741, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. John Bush,   b. 2 Feb 1741/42, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. William Bush,   b. 26 Jun 1746, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1815  (Age 68 years)
     10. Ambrose Bush,   b. 8 Apr 1748, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1815, Bush settlement, Winchester, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     11. Francis Bush,   b. 20 Feb 1749/50, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F21512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Will of Philip Bush
      Will Book 2, page 453,454 & 455 records of Orange County, Virginia Court . 1771
      In the name of God, amen! I, Philip Bush, of the county o f Orange and Parish of St. Thomas, being of sound and disposing mind and memory , do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:
      First. -I resign my soul into the hands of Almighty God in ful l hope he will receive it through the merits of my blessed Savior, Jesus Christ . And my body I desire may be decently buried at the discretion of my executors, hereafter named.
      Item. -I give and devise unto my son, Josiah Bush, and Sarah, his wife, one hundred acres of my land which lies on the South Side of Bluerun, and which I had of George Stead, during their natural lives, or the survivor of them, and after their decease my will is and I devise this land to my grandson, Philip Bush, son to the said Josiah and Sarah, his wife, and heirs forever.
      Item. - I give and devise unto my son Philip Bush two hundred acres of land lying on Barerun, in Spotsylvanin County, to him and his heirs forever. And whereas the said land is under contract and sold, my will is that I make a conveyance for the said land in my lifetime that my said son Philip shal l have and enjoy the money for which said land is sold.
      Item. - I give and devise unto my son John Bush and Elizabeth his wife during their natural lives, or the survivor of them, one hundred acres of land, it being the tract whereon I now live, and after their decease I devise the said land to be the first male heir lawfully begotten of the body of the said John, and his heirs forever.
      Item. - I give and devise unto my son William Bush, one hundred acres of land which I bought of William Bryan, and which lies on the north side of Blue Run, to him and his heirs forever; and here as my said son William has been absent some time past and not heard of, now my will and desire is that if he the said William should never return, or any heirs lawfully begotten of his body, to claim and possess the said land, that my son Francis Bush, and his heirs forever shall have and enjoy the same, provided that he, the said Francis Bush, pay unto my grandson Lewis Bush the sum Five Pounds, Current Money. And it is also my wish and desire that my said son Francis shall, at my death, have quiet possession and enjoy the said land until my said son William or his heirs as aforesaid shall lawfully claim the same. I also give and bequeath unto my said son Francis one Negro man slave named Tom, and one feather bed furniture , and one smooth gun forever.
      Item. - I give and bequeath unto my son Ambrose Bush one Negro woman named Rose, to him and his heirs forever.
      Item. - I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Sarah Watts one Negro woman named Jude, and to her heirs forever, provided she pays to my executors hereafter named the sum of Twenty Pounds Current Money, to be disposed of as hereafter directed.
      Item. - I give unto my granddaughter, Susannah Watts, one oval table.
      Item. - I give unto my daughter Mary Richards one Negro boy named James provided she pay to my executors the sum of Twenty Pounds Current Money , to be disposed of as hereafter directed.
      Item. - I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Bush the sum of twenty-five Pounds, current money, to be paid by Executors. Also I give him a rifle gun which he has in his possession.
      Item. - I give and bequeath unto my son Joshua Bush the sum of twenty-five Pounds, current money, to be paid by my Executors; also a gun called the Long-shot Gun.
      Item. - I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Johnson the sum of twenty-five Pounds, Current money, to be paid by my Executors.
      Item. - To enable my executors to discharge the above legacies in money, and for the payment of my just debts and my funeral expenses, I do hereby direct, and it is my will and desire that all my other estate not before bequeathed or devised be sold by my executors; and the residue of the money which shall be in their hands belonging to my estate, and if there be any, to be equally divided amongst all my children.
      Lastly. - I do hereby appoint my two sons Philip and Francis Bush and my son-in-law David Watts executors of this my last will and testament, and do constitute them as such. And do hereby revoke and make null and void all former wills heretofore made by me.
      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 10th day of May 1771 Anno Domini.
      Sealed, published and declared by the Testator and his last Will and Testament in presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said testator.
      James Madison his
      Tho. Barbour Philip P Bush (Sal) (sic, Seal?)
      David Thompson. mark

      At a Court held for Orange county on Thursday the 24th day of Septembe r 1772, this last will and testament of Philip Bush, dec'd, was presented into c ourt by Philip Bush, one of the Executors therein named, and proved by the oaths of James Madison and Thomas Barbour, two of the witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of the said Philip, who made oath according to law, certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of probate thereof in due form, he giving security. Where upon he, with Josiah Bush and Ambrose Bush, his securities entered into and acknowledged their Bond for the sum of One Thousand Pounds Current Money.

      Test
      Geo Taylor, (...)Cur"
      An interesting note on Philip Bush is that in the records of Orange County on March 6, 1745, "William Bryan of St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, sold to Philip P. Bush of the same, in consideration of five shillings and the rent of one ear of Indian corn yearly, at the feast of St. Michael, the Archangel, when lawfully demanded" it goes on to state the amount of land and so forth, but what is interesting is that the deed was witnessed by Zachary Taylor, the grandfather of the President of that time and the other witness was James Madison who became president in 1808. Also, James Madison was a witness for Philip P. Bush's will

      Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
      DEEDS
      DEED BOOK H 1771-1774
      page 284
      May 12, 1771. Phillip Bush, Senr., and Phillip Bush, Junr., of Orange Co . to Benjamin Craig of Spts. Co. 50 curr. Tract of land in Spts. Co. Tol ever Craig, John Craig, James Haydon, Richard Cave. No date of Record
      when the will of Phillip P. Bush was produced and proved in probate court
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      1730-1731 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book B; [Antient Press]; Page 105
      This Indenture made the second day of November in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and thirty Between JOHN BUSH of Saint George Parish in Spotsylvania County of the one part & PHILLIP BUSH of the parish and County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that whereas the said JOHN BUSH by Indenture bareing date the day before the date of these presents for the consideration therein mentioned did grant and confirm unto the said PHILLIP BUSH his heirs Exors. Admrs. and assigns one tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres be the same more or less which is part of a pattent granted to the said JOHN BUSH for eight hundred acres lying on the Glady Fork Run in Saint George Parish in Spotsylvania County and bounded as followeth [to wit] Beginning at three corner white oakes of NATHLE. SANDERS on the north side of the Glady Forke Run thence north seventy two degrees west eighty nine poles to a black & small red oak thence south seventy degrees west one hundred and fourty poles to two red oaks thence south east fourty poles to two red & small white oake of Mr. RICHARD BAYLEYS thence along the sd BAYLEYS line north seventy nine poles to a beach & poplar corner to the sd BAYLEY standing on the north side the said Glady Fork Run and thence down the run this several course to the Beginning and all the houses orchards fences timbers ways waters priveledges profits and advantages to the same or any part thereof belonging or any ways appertaining and all the right Estate property Claim & Demand of him the said JOHN BUSH of in or to the said land or any part thereof To Have and To Hold the said land & premises and every part thereof with all & every its appurtenances unto the said PHILLIP BUSH his heirs Exors. Admrs. & assigns from the day of the date hereof for and during the full end & term of six months from thence next ensueing to the end that by virtue thereof and of the Statute for Transferring uses into possession the said PHILLIP BUSH may be in the actual possession of the premises and may be enable to accept of a grant and release of the same to him it doth and may appear. Now this Indenture witnesseth that the said BUSH as well for and in consideration of ye naturall affection and fatherly love which I have and care unto my well beloved son PHILLIP BUSH as also for divers other good causes and considerations me at this present especially moving have given granted released and confirmed by these presents doth grant release and confirm unto him the said PHILLIP BUSH his heirs and assigns all the aforesaid tract or land and premises with their and every of their appurtenance and every part and parcel thereof and the Estate Right title claim and demand of him the said JOIIN BUSH of in or to the premises or any part or parcel thereof and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders thereof and of every part and parcel thereof To Have and To Hold the said tract of land and premises with all and every its appurtenances priveledges profits & advantages and every part & parcel thereof mentioned or intended to be hereby granted released & confirmed unto the said PHILLIP BUSH his heirs & assigns for ever to the only proper use and behoofe benefit & advantage unto the said PHILLIP BUSH his heirs and assigns forever and to & for no other use intent or purpose whatsoever and the said JOHN BUSH doth hereby for himself his heirs Exors. Admrs. & for every of them covenant grant and agree to and with the said PIIILLIP BUSH his heirs and assigns that the said JOHN BUSH is and stands now lawfully seized and in the tract of land above granted & every part thereof in a good pure & indefeasible Estate in fee simple and that he the said JOHN BUSH hath now good right and lawfull authority to give grant and confirm the same and every part thereof to him the said PHILLIP BUSH his heirs and assigns forever and further that the said PHILLIP BUSH his heirs & assigns paying the Quitrents which hereafter yearly grow due for ye same land to the Chief Lord or Lords of the fee for the time being shall & may for ever hereafter peaceably &
      uietly have hold use occupie possess and injoy all & every part of the tract of land and premises without the lawfull Let Suit Trouble Denial Eviction Molestation or Disturbance of any person or persons -whatsoever. In Witness whereof the parties to these present Indentures Interchangeably sett there hands and scales the day & year first above written. JOHN [his mark] BUSH [seal]
      Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presents of us
      Test WM. BARTLETT, HENRY BERRY
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday November the third 1730. JOHN BUSH acknowledged this his Deed of Release for land unto PHILLIP BUSH at whose motion the same was admitted to record. Test JOHN WALLER, Cl. Cur.
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      ORANGE COUNTY ROAD ORDERS 1734-1749 {Ann Brush Miller}
      26 February 1740, O.S. p. 309
      Ordered that Phillip Bush be Overseer of the road in the room of Jno Douglass and that all the tithables below the Marsh run & prettys Creek work on the said road under the said Bush and its further ordered that he Cause the highways to be cleared & the bridges to be repaired in the said precinct according to Law
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      ORANGE COUNTY ROAD ORDERS 1734-1749 {Ann Brush Miller}
      24 February 1741, O.S. p. 100
      John Askew is hereby appointed Overseer of ye road in the room of Phillip Bush for the upperpart of that road And Wm Luces is hereby appointed Overseer of the Lower part of that road of whch ye sd Phillip was Overseer and Its ordered that the Division be at the piney Mountain run being the run above Edward ffranklin.
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      ORANGE COUNTY ROAD ORDERS 1734-1749 {Ann Brush Miller}
      23 November 1744, O.S. p. 230
      On the motion of Henry Down Gent for Being Discharged from Overseeing the road from the Blue Run to the upper Church and its ordered that Phillip Bush oversee the same and that the former Tythables Do work under the said Bush.
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      1748-1749 ORANGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, ORDER BOOK No. 5 {Sparacio}, p. 157
      Orange County Court 24th of November 1748
      - THOMAS COVINGTON as Lieutenant of a Company of Foot and PHILIP BUSH as a CONSTABLE in this County took the Oaths to his Majesty's Person and Government and also the Abjuration Oath and then the said BUSH took the Oath of a Constable and the Oath appointed by the Tobacco Law
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      Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Vol IV, Hampshire Co. Va {Peggy Joyner}
      DOCTR JAMES CRAIKE & MR PHILIP BUSH of Frederick Co.; 27 Feb. 1762 - 8 May 1762; 31 a. on Daniel Woods Run near North R. Cacapehon; adj. Nickson/Nixon. CC - Jno Lonem & Jno Roussau. Surv. John Mauzy.
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      Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Vol IV, Hampshire Co. Va {Peggy Joyner}
      DOCTR JAMES CRAIKE & MR PHILIP BUSH for whom survd, assignees of James
      Smith, warrantee; 14 Sept. 1761 - 8 May 1762; 219 a. on Dillons Run
      a br. of Cacapehon & on Kinman's Mt.; adj. Samuel Kinman. CC - Jno
      Lonem & Jno Roussau. Pilot- James Mercer. Surv. John Mauzy.

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