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

John Ferguson

Male Abt 1650 - 1717  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name John Ferguson 
    Born Abt 1650 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Mar 1716/17  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I041268  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 

    Family Anne Stubbleson,   b. Abt 1650, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1730, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married Bef 12 Feb 1681/82  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Ferguson,   b. Bef 1684, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1769, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 85 years)
     2. James Ferguson,   b. Bef 1688,   d. Abt Jul 1741, St. Stephens Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years)
     3. Sarah Ferguson,   b. Bef 1692, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginiaa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1735, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years)
     4. Samuel Ferguson,   b. Bef 1696, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1772, Culpeper County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 76 years)
     5. Joseph Ferguson,   b. Bef 1697, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1717/18, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 21 years)
     6. Cary Ferguson,   b. South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F21833  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=cosby&id=I00396

      Owned land on Dragon Swamp in South Farnham Parish, Essex County, VA. Paid quit rent tax on 150 acres in 1704.
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      1717-1721 Essex County Virginia Wills, Inventories and Settlements of Estates No. 3; {John Frederick Dorman}: Pages 8-9.
      Will of John Fargeson of Essex County, dated May 10, 1715:
      In the name of God, Amen: I, John Fargeson, of Essex County, being in perfect sense and memory and good health, God almighty be prayed, therefore considering the transitoriness of this life and being willing to settle my temporal affairs before I goe (sic) hence have, and do make, ordain this to be my last will and testament in the manner following, vizt. In Primus, I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it, hoping through the merits, death, and passion, of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ to receive full and free remission of all my sins at the last day.
      ITEM. I do bequeath and give unto my eldest son John Fargeson all my land that lies on the north side Piscataway Rolling Road. to him and his heirs forever.
      ITEM. I give and bequeath unto my son James Fargeson my plantation wheron I now live and all my land on that side the aforesaid rolling road after his mother's decease, to him and his heirs forever, only reserving for my son Joseph Fargeson free liberty to live and work thereon till he can better provide (for) himself.
      ITEM. I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Redd, the wife of Thomas Redd, five shillings to buy her a Bible.
      ITEM. I do give and bequeath unto my grandson John Rogers one young cow and calf.
      ITEM. It is my will and desire that my well-beloved wife Anne Fargeson have and injoy the use of all the rest of my estate during the time she shall continue my widow without any interruption or disturbance of any of my children, and that she shall not give nor convey any of my estate (to) any other person than as this by will directs.
      ITEM. it is my will and desire that if my wife do marry that then immediately after such her marriage, my two Negroes, Nacher and Bess, and all my personal estate shall be appraised and the whole value thereof be equally divided (after my just debts and funeral charges are paid) between my loving wife Anne and my two youngest sons, Joseph and Samuel Fargeson, but if my wife dies my widow it is my will and desire that my Negroes and personal estate as aforesaid be, immediately after such herdeath, appraised and the value thereof be equally divided between my two aforesaid youngest sons Joseph and Samuel, and lastly, I do hereby ordain my wife Anne and my son Joseph Fargeson executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking, disannuling, adn making void all manner of wills and testaments heretofore by me made and, of which, I hereunto set my hand and seal this 10 day of May 1715.

      /s/ John Fargisson (Seal)

      Signed, sealed and)
      published in the )
      presence of )
      /s/ Daniel Brown At a Court held for Essex
      /s/ James (X) Sams County on Wednesday, the
      /s/ Elizabeth (X) Brown 19th day of March 1717
      this will was presented in Court by Anne Fargisson, the Executor (sic) wherein named who made oath thereto and was further proved by the oath of Daniel Brown, Elizabeth Brown, and James Sams, witnesses thereto and is admitted to record.

      Teste: /s/ Will. Beverley ClkCur
      Wit.: Dannll. Browne, James Sames, Elizabeth Browne.

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      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1656-1692 page 147
      BROWN, FRANCIS, 10 November, 1690; 3 February, 1691.
      In the name of God Amen
      I ffrancis Brown senior in the parish of South ffarnham in the County of Rapp being very sick and weake of body butt of perfect sense and memory doe make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and forme ffolowing I give and bequeath my souk unto Al-mighty God that gave it me with a sure and certayne hope of a joy-full Resurrection through the merits of my Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my body unto my mother the earth to be decently interred and for my worldly Estate in manner and form following after my just and Lawfall debts are satisfied.
      I give and bequeath unto my son ffrancis Brown after mine and my Loving wife Elizabeth decease all that necke of Land Lying on the north side of my devident of Land I now live on bounded as followeth that is to say strayt away through and mild field from the Run of the deviling branch the mill road which goes to my son Daniel goes over & for a small branch neare my ould dwelling house called by the name of the spring branch which sayd Land I give and bequeath unto my said son ffrancis to him and his heirs forever.
      I also give and bequeath unto my son Daniel Brown after my and my Loving wife Elizabeth decease all that Rest of my land I am now possessed with all my plantation and housing to him and his heires to have and to hould in fee simple for ever also itt is my will and dealer that my household goods be equally divided between my two sons ffrancis and Daniel both in quality and goodness to them and their heirs to have and to hould in fee simple for ever also it is my will and desier there be a row of orchard trees planted along ye sayd ould field to devide the above sayd Land. I also give and bequeath unto my sons ffrancis and Daniel my parcell of Land Lying on the south side of pescataway Creeke called by the name of ye wading place poynt equally between them and their heirs forever I alsoe give and bequeath unto my fower daughters Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary and Rebecca one shilling apeace to be payd them by my lawful executor or executrix I also give and bequeath unto Daniel Brown the son of my son Francis Brown one feather bed with the furniture belonging unto itt to him and his heirs forever after my and my "sites decease.
      I give and bequeath unto my Loving wife Elizabeth all the Rest of my moveable Estate that I am now possessed with to have and to hould without any Lett or molestation to her and her heirs forever I also give and bequeath unto my flower Godsons that is Joseph and John Edmondson and Ffras Brown the son of Daniell Brown senior my neighbour and ffra Graves the son of Ffras Graves deceased to every one of them one pocket bible of fine or six shillings price to be truly payd them after my decease by my Law-full executor or executrix I alsoe apoynt my Loving wife Elizabeth my sole and whole executrix of this my Last will and testament and this my Last will to cut off and disannull all fformer wills whatsoever as witness my hand and seal this 10th day of novher 1690
      signed sealed and delivered FRANCIS BROWN Seal in the presence of us JOHN FERGUSON, THO WHEELER Probst est sacrum in Cur. Com. Rappa. 3 die ffeby ano 1691
      Test Wm COLSTON Cl. Recorded 26 Feb. 1691.
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      Old Rappahannock Co VA Deed & Will Book 6, Part II - 1679-1682; Antient Press: pg 296-297
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whome these prsents shall come, I JOSEPH GOODRICH of County of Rappak: Gent!. send Greeting. Know yee that I ye sd JOSEPH GOODRICH for goods causes & valuable consideracons of the sume of Three thousand pounds of tobacco & casque in hand paid doe sell unto JOHN FERGUSON and his heires one parcell of land lying on the South side of PISSCATACON POCOSON & begng. at an Ash marked & standing at the mouth of a branch knowne by the name of the WESTERN BRANCH & soe runing a South East Course to a Corner wt. Oake standing by the side of a small branch and from thence South West to an other Corner wt. oake standing in or near the line of FRANCIS BROWN & from thence Westerly to a marked wt. Oake standing at the South end of a small INDIAN FEILD and continuing that Course to a branch known by the name of the FIRST BRANCH of the INDIAN TOWNE & down alonge the sd branch to the mouth thereof to a wt. Oake corner and from thence alonge the WESTERN BRANCH to the place it begane; which sd parcell of land is part of a Devident of land formerly granted by Pattent unto Coll: THOMAS GOODRICH as by the sd Pattent may appeare To have and to hold the sd Land unto the sd JOHN FARGUSON his heires forever without the molestation of me the sd JOSEPH GOODRICH my heires with warranty against all manner of persons that shall lay claime to the same In Witness I have set my hand and seale this 5th day of November 1680
      Signed Sealed & dld, in prsence of THO: EDMONDSON, JOSEPH GOODRICH
      PHILLIP WOODWARD
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae: primo die xbris 1680
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 7, Part I - 1682-1686; Antient Press: pg 121-122
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whome these prsents shall come I JOHN FARGISSON of Farnham Parish in the County of Rappa:, Planter, send Greeting &c. Now know yee that I the said JOHN FARGISION as Marrying ANN the only surviving Daughter and heire of STUBLE STUBLESON deceased doe hereby for a valluable consideration already in hand received from WILLIAM JEWILL of the said County sell over unto the said WILLIAM JEWILL by and with the free volluntary consent of the said ANN my now Wife all mine and her right unto a certain peke of land formerly sold by one THOMAS RAWSON unto the said STUBLE STUBLESSON being in Sittingborn Parish that is to say, all the land that did then belong to the said RAWSON on the North side of GILSONS BRANCH being the head of TIGNERS CREEKE only the sd RAWSON excepting to himselfe and his heires forever his then Plantation and a small parcell of Wood land ground adjacent thereunto being marked out by RALPH WARRINER and ANTHONY NORTH in presence of severall of the Neighbourhood that bounds as followeth (vizt) from the mouth of the SPRING SWAMP to a small red Oake, thence up the branch to a Stake from thence running to a possinmon, thence to a small red Oake, thence to a white Oake from thence to the MILL DAM to a red Oake being a bound tree; To have and to hold the aforementioned parcell of land bounded as aforesaid to the said WILLIAM JEWELL and to his heires forever with warranty that we the said JOHN FARGISSON and ANN FARGISSON have full power to sell the same and that the right hereby transferred unto the said WILLIAM JEWILL and unto his heires shall be defended by us if thereunto required against the clayme of any person whatsoever And he the said WILLIAM JEWELL paying unto or: Soveraigne Lord the King all such rents and services as shall become due for the said land In Witness whereof we have hereunto set or: hands & seales this 12th day of February 1682/3
      Signed sealed and delivd. in prsence of
      EDW. KELING, JOHN FARGISSON
      GEORG: BOYED ANN FARGISSON
      THOMAS CRISSEES
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa 6th die Augusto Ano 1684 et Recordatr xx8 die
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      1722-1730 Essex County Virginia Wills, Inventories and Settlements of Estates No. 4; {John Frederick Dorman}: Pages 338-339:
      Bond of Samuel Ferguson of Southfarnham Parish in the County of Essex unto John and James Ferguson of same. For L 200 current money: 5 Oct. 1726. ,
      John and James are securities for the performance of the will of John
      Ferguson their father who after his wife's decease willed and bequeathed his estate to be devided amongst his children. Samuell gives bond that he will not demand of John and James Ferguson any estate by reason of his fathers will
      Samll. Fargeson
      Wit:: Pr. Godfrey; John Pickett, jur: John, Caston,
      17 Feb. 1729 [1730]. Presented by John Ferguson.