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

John Farguson

Male Bef 1684 - 1769  (> 85 years)


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  • Name John Farguson 
    Born Bef 1684  South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Apr 1769  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I041269  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 

    Father John Farguson,   b. Abt 1650,   d. 19 Mar 1716/17, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Anne Stubbleson,   b. Abt 1650, South Farnham Parish, Old Rapahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1735, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married Bef 12 Feb 1681/82  South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21641  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Gatewood,   b. Aft 1690, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1744, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years) 
    Married Aft 1706  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F23183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, 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.
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      1730-1735 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 5; [Antient Press]; Page 386-387
      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I ANN FARGESON of the County of Essex and Parish of Southfarnham being in health and of sound mind and memory thanks be given to Almighty God for the same and calling to mind the uncertainty of this mortal life do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say IMPRIMIS I give and bequeath my Soul into ye hands of Almighty God who gave it and as touching such temporal Estate as it hath pleased almighty God to bestow upon me I give and bequeath the same as followeth.
      ITEM I give and bequeath and order that first of all my husbands Estate be first made good as it was at his decease and all the rest and remainder both real and personal after my husbands Estate is made good I give and bequeath as follows
      ITEM I give and bequeath to my Grandson JOHN CASTON a negro boy named Mature to him and his heirs lawfully begotten of his body,
      ITEM I give and bequeath unto my Daughter SARAH REDD my cloak and hood.
      ITEM my will and desire is that all ye rest of my Estate of what nature and kind whatsoever be equally devilled between my four children.
      ITEM I constitute and appoint and ordain my two sons JOHN and SAMUEL FARGESON my full and whole Executors of this my last will and testament revoking all former wills by me heretofore made and do ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form aforesaid. AS WITNESS my hand and seal this first day of October in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and thirty one.
      In presence of us THOMAS BARKER, Ann Fargesson
      THOMAS RED, ANN FARGESON
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tapp & on this with day of December MDCCXXXV This last will and testament of Ann Fargeson decd was presented in Court by John Fargeson one of the Executors therein named who made oath thereto & being also proved by the Oaths of Thomas Barker &Thomas Redd two of the witnesses thereto was ordered to be recorded
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      1718-1721 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 281-82.
      21 March 1720. Bryant Edmondson of South farnham Parish, Essex County, to John Farguson of same. For 1000 pounds of tobacco. 31 acres and 80 pole ... corner white Oak of Daniel Brown's .... mouth of a small branch ... to the main road
      Bryant Edmondson
      Wit: James Boughan, Anthony North, Thomas Dick.
      Livery and seizin granted to John Farguson.
      21 March 1720 [1721]. Acknowledged by Bryant Edmondson.

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      "Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants" by Nell Marion Nugent

      Vol. III, Page 418: Farguson's land adjacent Edward Booker, Gent., 1732, on upper side of Knibs Creek, Prince George County.

      Vol. III, Page 418: John Farguson land adjacent Richard Booker, 1732, between Knibbs' and Flatt Creeks, Prince George County.

      Vol. III, Page 419: "Robert Ferguson, 400 acres (New Land), Prince George County; on low side of Flatt Creek; adjacent John Ferguson; 28 Sept. 1732. 40 shillings."

      Vol. III, Page 421: Farguson's land adjacent John Combs and Edward Booker, 1732, on lower side of Flatt Creek, Prince George County.

      Vol. III, Page 421: Moses Farguson land adjacent John Nash, 1732, between branches of Knibb's Creek, Buckskin Creek & West's Creek, Prince George County.

      Vol. III, Page 422: "John Farguson, 400 acres (New Land), Prince George County; South side of Flatt Creek adjacent Cobb's line; 28 Sept. 1732. 40 shillings."

      Vol. III, Page 425: "John Farguson, 400 acres (New Land), Prince George County; in upper side of Flatt Creek; below the lower Tommahawke Branch; 28 Sept. 1732. 40 shillings."

      Vol. IV, Page 9: "John Farguson of Prince George County, 400 acres New Land in said County in upper side of Flatt Creek below the Lower Tommahawke Branch; 20 Jun 1733. 2 pounds."

      Vol. IV, Page 12: "Robert Farguson of Prince George County, 400 acres New Land in said county on the lower side of Flat Creek, adjacent said Farguson; 20 Jun 1733. 2 pounds."

      Vol. IV, Page 12: John Farguson land adjacent James Clarke, 1733, North side of Flatt Creek, Prince George County.

      Vol. IV, Page 151: "Patrick Ferguson, 580 acres Prince George County, on the Branches of Low's Branch & on the both sides of Moccosoneck Road, on the upper side of the main Road near Ralph's Folly in George Williamson's Line, down the Cow Branch; adjacent George Williamson, Richard Scoggin's, William Short, & Butterworth; 9 Feb 1737/38. 3 pounds."

      Vol. V, Page 316: "Robert Ferguson, 840 acres Prince George County on the upper side of the Oldfeild Branch of Butterwood Swamp, in a Valley; adjacent Coleman, Wyatt, Woodleif, Mills, Robert West, Poytheross, FitzGerrald & Anne Andrews; 20 Aug 1747. 2 pounds, 5 shillings. 400 acres part formerly granted Ferguhard Grant by Patent 15 Mar 1744/45 and by him sold & conveyed unto the said Robert Ferguson and 440 acres the residue never before granted

      Vol. V, Page 128: Robert Ferguson land adjacent Farquhard Grant, 1744/45, on
      the Upper side of old field branch of Butterwood Swamp, in a Valley, Prince
      George County.

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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:
      page 351. Deed. 16 Aug 1749. John Boughan of Essex County, planter, and Cary his wife sell Hon. John robinson, Esqr., for 24. 14. 6. 23 acres in Essex County, etc. Marginal note dated 1 Oct 1750 days the origional deed was delivered to Edm'd Pendleton. The deed was witnessed by Edm'd Pendleton, Rich'd Hodges and John Farguson.

      Deed Book 25. page289.
      "Essex County Sct
      The Deposition of John Farguson William Smith Senr and Daniel Dailey aged forty years" regarding certain lots in Tappahannock. Sworn 20 th Nov 1751. This entry as shown in quotation marks and does not state which of the three was 40 years old.

      page 286. Deposition. 4 July 1753. Anne Barker aged 57 years, says she was with her brother James Boughan deceased at the time of his death. That she heard him call his wife to come to him and Thos Croxton and Susannah his wife who was the daughter of James Boughan, etc.

      page 287. Deposition. 4 July 1753. John Farguson aged 68 years swears as above.

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      King and Queen County records concerning 18th century persons.
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 113 pgs.
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      1728-1733 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 19; [Antient Press]; Page 127-131
      THIS INDENTURE made the 18th day of July in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and thirty Between JOSEPH MAN of the Parish of Southfarnham in the County of Essex of one part and JOHN FARGESSON and JOHN CROXTON both of the Parish and County aforesd of the other part Witnesseth that the sd JOS. MAN for the sum of Thirty four pounds Current money of Virginia doth grant to them the said JOHN FARGESSON and JOHN CROXTON their heirs and assigns for ever all the right which is or shall hereafter become due to sd JOSEPH MAN to a certain parcell of land in the Parish and County aforesaid containing Sixty Eight acres of land being part of a tract formerly belonging to FRANCIS BROWN deceasd. and bounded begining at a Corner red Oak and white Oak standing by the side of the Main Branch called the MIDDLE BRANCH being the Corner between the sd JOSEPH MAN and JOHN FARGESSON from thence along the dividing line to two corner Maples and Gum standing in the Mouth of a Small Branch being the Corner between the said JOSEPH MAN, JOHN FARGESSON and JOHN CROXTON from thence along the divideing line between sd JOSEPH MAN and JOHN CROXTON to a Corner Hickory from thence along the divideing line between sd JOSEPH MAN and FRANCIS BROWN to a Corner red Oak and Poplar standing by the side of the Main Branch called the MIDDLE BRANCH being the Corner between sd JOSEPH MAN and FRANCIS BROWN from thence downthe sd Branch to the place where it began and all houses, building, Water & appurtenaces to the same belonging and all the Estate right of the sd JOSEPH MAN to the same To Have and To Hold the sd land unto JOHN FARGESSON and JOHN CROXTON their heirs and assigns for ever. In Witness whereof JOSEPH MAN hath set his hand and Seal
      in presence of us THOMAS BARKER, JOS: MAN
      THOMAS YOUNGER, ANN CROXTON MARY MAN
      At a Court held fur Essex County on the 21st day of July 1730
      JOSEPH MANN acknowledged his Deed Indented with the livery and Seizen thereon endorsed to JOHN FARGUSON to JOHN CROXTON which on their motion are admitted to record Also the same day MARY MANN came into Court & freely relinquished her right of Dower in the land convey'd by this Deed from her Husband to JOHN FARGUSON & JOHN
      CROXTON which is admitted to record

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