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

Alexander Nelson

Male 1703 - 1758  (55 years)


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  • Name Alexander Nelson 
    Born 1703  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jun 1758  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I049428  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Father Henry Nelson,   b. 1673, Lancaster, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1750, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Sarah Anne Giles,   d. Aft 1750, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1714  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F19460  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Prudence Petty,   b. Bef 1713, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1731, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years) 
    Married 8 Jan 1729/30  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Nelson,   b. 21 Oct 1730, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1730/31, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F26036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Butler,   b. Bef 1724,   d. Aft 1758, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1745/46  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Nelson,   b. 14 Jan 1738/39, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Lettice Nelson,   b. 10 Mar 1739/40, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1740, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Violette Nelson,   b. 10 Jan 1740/41, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Alexander Nelson,   b. Abt 1743, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1745, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     5. William Nelson,   b. 2 Feb 1745/46, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Alexander Nelson,   b. 30 Mar 1749, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. John Nelson,   b. 5 Mar 1750/51, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. George Nelson,   b. 4 Dec 1756, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F26037  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK O; 1748-1767; THE ANTIENT PRESS p 381 At Court held for Stafford County June 11th 1760 Inventory admitted to record. In Obedience Order Court September 1759 We the Subscribers being first sworn have appraised Estate of ALEXANDER NELSON deced ., items listed and valued .. no total (no appraisers named)
      At Court held for Stafford County 8th July 1760 Inventory admitted to record.
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      LAND RECORDS, FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, Liber A
      (by Mrs. Eula K. Woodward, Washington, D. C.)
      3 Oct. 1743, Lease. Nathaniel Waters, Fairfax Co. and Kelley Jennings, Hamilton Parish, Prince William Co., 203 A. on Broad Run of Potomac, patented 24 Oct. 1741 to Alexander Nelson & Nathaniel Waters for 418 A. Wit. George Foster,
      Alex Nelson·, Geo. Adams. Mch 15, 1743, p. 133
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      LAND RECORDS, FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, Liber A
      (by Mrs. Eula K. Woodward, Washington, D. C.)
      Robert Foster, of Prince William Co. & Strong Waters, Fairfax Co. 100 A. on Potomac, joining land of George Foster, Alexander Nelson, & Nathaniel Waters, part of tract 450 A. granted to me 7 Oct. 1740. Wit. Wm. Connel, Daniel Diskin. 16 Apr. 1745, p.354
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      p.378 - Christopher PETTY, NFP, will; 1 Feb 1739/40, 2 Mar 1740/41 s-i-1 Alexander NELSON; grsons. George and Joseph NELSON; grdaus. Mary Anne and Margaret NELSON; Willoughby PETTY; wife Mary; son Joseph; ex: son; wits: William EVERETT, James BOOTH. [Alexander NELSON mar. Prudence, the dau. of Christopher PETTY, 8 Jan 1729/ 1730. MRC, p.145.]
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      1719-1721 Richmond Co VA Order Book 8; Antient Press: (Page 147)
      Richmond County Court 4th of November 1719
      NELSON to serve WHITE,
      ALEXANDER NELSON, Servant to WILLIAM WHITE was this day presented to the Court for inspection into his age for the payment of his Levy, was adjudged thirteen years old and WILLIAM WHITE acknowledging in Court that he bought said NELSON for noe longer then eight years, it is therefore ordered the said NELSON serve noe longer his said Master then eight years from the time he was bought
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 2; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 326a-327
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen, I THOMAS CURTISS of the Parish of Cople in County of Westmorland being very sick and weak but in perfect sence and memory, thanks he to God for the same, and calling to mind the certainty of death and the uncertainty of this life do make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament, And as to my worldly Estate it hath pleased God to endue me with after my just Debt paid, I give dispose of in manner and form following,
      Imprs. I lend unto my Wife, HONOR CURTISS, one hundred and twenty eight acres of Land I purchased of GERRARD DAVIES be the same more or less and one Negro woman named Nunn and one white Servant man named GILBERT McCLUE dureing her widowhood and if in case she marry, my will and desire is that the said Land, Negro woman and white Servant man if not free go and desend to my Son, JOHN CURTISS, and the Land to him and his heirs lawfully begotten and bornd in wedlock forever; And if in case such heirs be wanting, my will and desire is that the said Land go and desend to my Son. ROBERT CURTISS, and his heirs lawfully begotten and bornd in wedlock forever; I give unto my Son, ROBERT CURTISS, one Negro boy named Cesar and if in case the said Negro woman, Nunn, shall have another Child, my will is that my Son, ROBERT, have it and that it be brought up on my Estates accot. untill it shall be ten years old then delivered to my Son, ROBERT CURTISS if demanded by him; And if in case my Son, ROBERT CURTISS, dies without a Son or Daughter, my will and desire is that the said Negroe Cesar and the other Negro Child, if any, go to my Son, JOHN CURTISS, and all the said Negro woman Nunn's increase. I give unto my Son, ROBERT CURTISS, one hundred and seventy eight acres of land lying on the borders of PRINCE WILLIAM County which I purchased of ALEXANDER NELSON taken up by JOHN JONES, as appears by Pattent dated the 19th day of April 1725; I lend unto my Daughter, MARY CURTISS ails GAREING one hundred acres of Land lying and being in the County of RICHMOND to her and her heirs forever lawfully begotten and bornd in wedlock and if in case such heir be wanting, then my will and desire is that the sd. Land go and desend to my Son JOHN CURTISS, and his heirs lawfully begotten and born in wedlock; Provided that the said JOHN CURTISS within one twelve months after possession of the said Land shall pay unto my Son, ROBERT CURTISS, Twenty five pounds of current money and in case he fails in paying the said sum of money aforesd., then my will and desire is that the said Land goe and desend to my Son, ROBERT CURTISS, and his heirs lawfully begotten and born in wedlock forever; And if in case such heirs be wanting, then my will and desire is that the said land go and desend unto my Son, JOHN CURTISS, and his heirs lawfully begotten for ever; I give unto my Wife, HONOR CURTISS, one large new feather bed and furniture dureing her widowhood and if in case she marry, my will and desire is that the said bed and furniture goe to my Son, JOHN CURTISS, I give unto my Son, ROBERT CURTISS, one feather bed and furniture. I lend to my Daughter, MARY CURTIS, one feather bed, boulster and one blankett one pr, of sheets, one iron pott, one pewter dish, two plates, two spoons. I leave unto my Son, JOHN CURTISS, my old Gun and old Chest. I leave to my Son, ROBERT CURTISS, one new Gun and new iron bound chest and one case iron bound and bottles. I lend to my Wife, HONOR CURTISS, one Escrutore dureing her widowhood and if in case she marry, then my will and desire is that the said Escutore return to my Son, JOHN CURTISS. My will and desire is that if my two Sons, JOHN & ROBERT CURTISS, die without heir begotten of their owne body that all my Lands and Negroes be given go and desend to my Daughter, MARY GAREING, and as to the remaining part of my goods and chattels my desire is that they be equally devided amongst my three Children, and I do hereby utterly revok disanul and make void all other Wills Testaments Legacies Bequests by me heretofore made ratifieirg and confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament and I doe hereby appoint and constitute Majr. GEORGE TURBERVILE my whole sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of October Anno Domini 1737
      Signed Sealed & delivered in the presence of
      THO; SANFORD, JOHN WHEELER THO: CURTIS
      Westmorland ss. At a Court. continued and held for the said County the 30th day of November 1737 This Last Will and Testament of THOMAS CURTIS, deceased, was presented into Court by HONOR, the Relict, who made Oath thereto and being proved by the Oath of THOMAS SANFORD, one of the witnesses thereto, (who also swore he see the other witnesses subscribe his name as a witness) the same is admitted to Record (the Heir at Law being present and consenting), and for that GEORGE TURBERVILE. Gent.. sole Executor in the said Will named and appointed refused in open Court to undertake the burthen of the execution thereof, upon the mocon of the said HONOR and her giving THOMAS SANFORD and WILLIAM SANFORD, JUNIOR for her securities, as is usual in such cases. Certificate is granted her for obtaining Letters of Administration thereupon
      with the Will annexed in due form
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the Seventh day of December 1737, pr. G. T., C. C. W.

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