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

William Buckner

Male 1661 - 1716  (55 years)


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  • Name William Buckner  [1
    Born 1661  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 May 1716  Yorktown, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I062081  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2021 

    Father John Buckner,   b. 2 Feb 1631/32, St Mary's Parish, Reading, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1695/96, Essex County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Anne Bennett,   b. Abt 1633, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1671, St Mary's Parish, Reading, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Apr 1667  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15062  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Ballard,   b. 1674, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1690  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Buckner,   b. Abt 1691, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1722, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     2. John 'Jr' Buckner,   b. Abt 1693, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1748, York County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     3. Elizabeth Buckner,   b. Abt 1704, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1740, St. Andrews Parish, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F15096  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://www.buckbd.com/genea/croziercorr.html
      https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Buckner-348
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      Title Buckner, William.
      Publication 1716.
      Gen. note Part of index to York County Wills and Administrations (1633-1811).
      Note p. 501. Exors. Bond rec. [21 May 1716]
      p. 513-514. Will pro. 21 May 1716.
      Note Orders, Wills, etc. 14, 1709-1716 (Reel 6)
      === will is in Tylers
      https://books.google.com/books?id=jws8AAAAIAAJ&dq=%22thomas%20buckner%22&pg=PA272#v=onepage&q=%22thomas%20buckner%22&f=false

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      Title Buckner, William.
      Publication 1716.
      Gen. note Part of index to York County Wills and Administrations (1633-1811).
      Note p. 22. Inv. rec. 20 Aug. 1716.
      p. 27. Inv. & appr. rec. 20 Aug. 1716.
      p. 145. Inv. rec. 15 July 1717.
      Note Orders, Wills, etc. 15, 1716-1720 (Reel 7)
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS; page 23
      Yorke County. Know all men .. I WILLIAM BUCKNER of York Towne in Virga. do appoint FRANCIS CONEY late of Yorke Town but now removing to Stafford County my lawful attorney .. as I am Excr. of last will and testament of my Uncle PHILL. BUCKNER late of Stafford County deced 21st day March 1699.
      Presence Richd. Buckner, Wm. Buckner
      At a Court held for Yorke County March 25th 1700 Letter of Attorney
      acknowledged. William Lodgwick
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS; page 45-46
      inventory of Mr. PHILIP BUCKNERS Estate .. taken by WILLIAM BUCKNER of Stafford County and made oath of same in open court.
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      Major William BUCKNER was born about 1661 in Glouchester, Virginia. He died on May 21 1716 in Yorktown, Glouchester, Virginia.

      Deputy Surveyor of Stafford Co. in 1691. Justice of the Peace in York Co. in 1694. Captain of Militia 1697-1698. His will proved May 1716. Don Read shows death date as 21 May, 1716 at Glouchester Co. Va
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      Crozier, William Armstrong,
      The Buckners of Virginia and the allied families of Strother and Ashby New York:
      Published privately for William Dickinson Buckner by the Genealogical Association, 1907, 415 pgs.

      page 25

      From existing records, we learn that William Buckner was Deputy Surveyor for Stafford County in 1691, and a Justice of the Peace for York County in 1694. He was also an officer of Militia, for at a meeting of the Court of Claims for York, Oct. 11, 1697, he is called Captain William Buckner, and in subsequent years is given the rank of Major. In the years 1698 and 1699 he was a member of the House of Burgesses, and during these sessions he took an active part in the revision of the laws of the Colony. He was a member of the Assembly in 1714. and from 1708 to 1716 held office as Deputy Surveyor-General for the College of William and Mary.

      page 27
      In the York.County records we find the following entry in regard to the building of a windmill :
      John Lewis, Esq., and Madam Elizabeth Lewis, wife of said John Lewis, Esq., sell to William Buckner one acre of land at a point near Yorktown, on York River, just below a small creek formerly known as Townshend's Creek, and sometimes it is called in ancient patents Martue's Creek, but now it is called Yorktown Creek, one chain and a half on the river bank, for a windmill, to enter if the mill is not kept up, to grind for the donors 12 bbls. of Indian corn without toll."
      Dated July 16, 1711.

      Major William Buckner is believed to have married Catherine Ballard. She may have been a daughter or sister of Col. Thomas Ballard of York County, who was born 1630; died 1689. Col. Ballard was Clerk of York County for many years after 1652, was Burgess for James City, 1666, member of the Council in 1675, and Speaker of the House of Burgesses in 1680 and 1682. He was also High Sheriff of York County.

      page 28

      Of the two sons of Major William Buckner, but little is known. William died young, leaving his share of the estate to his brother John. His will is in the York Court records. After a brief preamble, it reads "I give unto my loving brother John Buckner all ye estate I die possessed of real and personal, and doe appoint my sd. loving brother my whole and sole exr. of this my last will and testament." Dated Dec. 17, 1722. In the parish register of St. Paul's, Stafford County (now King 'George), is the entry of death of a William Buckner under the date of Nov. 14, 1729. On the same day and year is also recorded the death of Elizabeth Buckner. This Elizabeth could not, however, have been the daughter of Major William Buckner, who married Col. Drury Stith, as she bore her husband children after the year 1729.
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      Historical and Genealogical Notes
      Source: The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jul., 1898), pp. 57-63
      Buckner Family. See Vol. VI., p. 196. Some corrections and additions should be made. Col. Thomas Ballard had a daughter Katherine, and William Buckner's wife was Katherine, but I have no proof that they were identical
      Similarly, Griffin Stith did not marry Elizabeth Buckner. Prof. Christopher Johnston, of Baltimore, sends the copy of a deed dated November 5, 1773, recorded in Stafford county, from Buckner Stith, Sen., of Brunswick county, to his eldest son, Robert Stith. This deed recites that John Buckner, gent., late of York county, willed land in St. Paul's parish, Stafford county, to his nephew, John Stith, who died May 28, 1773, when the land came by a devise in said will to said Buckner Stith as his heir, and the said Buckner Stith by this deed devised the same to Robert Stith, his eldest son and heir.
      Witnesses: Aristotle Eldridge, Thos. Stith, Buckner Stith, Jr., John Stith. Now the Bristol parish register shows that John Stith and Griffin Stith were both sons of Lt.-Col. Drury Stith and Elizabeth his wife, who must have been, of course, one of the daughters of Major William Buckner, of York, referred to in his will proved at Yorktown in 1716.
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      Stafford County, Virginia Order Book, Page 112 (contd) Court held 14th November 1690
      914. Whereas Doctor EDWARD MADDOCKS did bring HUGH MULLEKEN his Servant to this Court to be judged for thirty four days Fugitively absenting him-self out of his service and Doctor Edward Maddocks did fully prove and justifie the same Tis Therefore ordered that Hugh Milliken shall serve his master four months after his service by Indenture or custom of the country is Expired .. and forasmuch as Mr. WILLIAM BUCKNER did vouch to this Court that Doctor Edward Maddocks did promise and Justifie before him that if the servant would not run away nor absent himself any more he would forever forgive him this Judgment Therefore this ordered that the clerk shall enter his masters promise upon record.
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      Stafford County, Virginia Order Book, Page 116 (contd) Court held 14th November 1690
      933. WILLIAM BUCKNER Attorney of THOMAS STARKE and NICHOLAS HAYWARD Merchants in London complains against EDWARD THOMASON of this County Gent in plea of debt .. the sum of four hundred and eighty pounds of Tobacco as by the audit between Mrs. MARY MASSEY and the plt will appear .. and forasmuch as William Buckner did ever and justifie that Edward Thomason did in the time of his Shreivalty take and carry away and convert to his own proper use one hhd of Tobacco and cask Quantity four hundred and eighty pounds of Tobacco which did properly belong to Thomas Starke and Nicholas Hayward and which was paid by RALPH ELKIN late of this County deced unto WILLIAM BUCKNER but seized by Edward Thomason then high sherif being in the house of Ralph Elkin and for (his) proper and Just debt Therefore tis ordered Edward Thomason shall make present payment of the said sum ..
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 - 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. -149a TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come I FRANCIS DADE of the County Stafford Gent this Eleventh day of March 1689/90 for the sume of Fourteens thousand poundes of Tobacco paid by WILLIAM BUCKNER of ye aforesaid County sell unto ye said WM, BUCKER one pcell of land in Stafford County called MATTAPANY whereon I ye said FRANCIS DADE lately dwelt by estimacon Two hundred acres of land and beinge ye residue of that Pattent whereof before I sold two prcells ye one to Mr. JOHN WASHINGTON & ye other to Mr. JOHN HARVEY beinge bounded as followeth Northwardly & Westwardly upon ye land of the said WM. BUCKNER Eastwardly upon ye land of ye aforesaid Mr. JOHN WASHINGTON and Southwardly upon ye land of ye the mouth of NANGEMY in MARYLAND on or about ye 27th of December last past when one CHARLES BALDRIDGE of Stafford County in Virginia came on board ye said ship and Tooke up sundry merchandises of one CHARLES BREBAND a Marriner belonginge to ye said Ship wch goods did amount unto Sixteene hundred & five pounds or near there-about to ye best of yor depont remembrance and farther saith not
      March 22 1689/90 GEORGE MASON WM. LOVERICH Recorded the 13th day of March 1689/90
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      1699-1709 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page. 359- 360
      Will of CHRISTOPHER HARMAN. I Christopher Harman of county Stafford being very sick S weak in body .. give & bequeath to THOMAS MARSHALL a cow called bull neck & her yearling & to his wife my horse & my Negro woman .. to RALPH WALKER 700 pounds of sweet scented Tobo of my crop & 10 barrl of corn .. to WILLIAM BUCKNER all the rest of my crop of Tobo 6 one cow and her yearling down in the neck & all my money in England .. To RICHARD HINSUM 7 barrels of corn ,, to JOHN SMITH 4 barrels of Corn .. to JOHN DAVIS my mare & colt .. to JOHN ELLIT one hhd of Tobo he oweth me .. to JOHN CANARD my saddle ,. to RICHARD POWELL all the rest of my cattle and my negro man .. I make and ordain Wm. Buckner Junr. & Richd. Powell my lawful execrs. .. this 30th day Novr. 1706. Presence Eliza x Dark her mark,
      Christ. x Harman
      Fran: x Balthrop her mark
      Margt, x King her mark
      At a Court held for said county 8th day Janry 1706 This Will was proved to be the Last Will & Testament of Christopher Harman .. & is ordered to be re-corded & is recorded.
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      1694-1695 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 259)
      At a Court held for Essex County 10th of September 1695
      - Upon ye petition of WILLIAM BUCKNER, JOHN BUCKNER and THOMAS BUCKNER Exrs. of Mr. JOHN BUCKNER deced, Its ordered that Capt. JOHN CATLETT, Mr. FRANCIS TALIAFERRO, Mr. SAMUELL SALLIS and Mr. ROBERT KEY or any three of them do on Fryday next meet at ye sd deceds Plantacon in this County and then and there (being first sworn before Mr. JOHN TALIAFERRO who is requested to be at ye time & place aforesd) Inventory & appraise all such Estate of ye sd deceds as shall be presented to them by JOHN BUCKNER (one of the Exrs. aforesd.) upon Oath who is hereby ordered to returne ye same to ye next Court to be held for this County

  • Sources 
    1. [S750069] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. IV, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine.

    2. [S044749] Buckner2.

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