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

Francis Purnell

Male Bef 1736 - 1766  (> 30 years)


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  • Name Francis Purnell 
    Born Bef 1736  Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 May 1766  Prince William County, Virginia - bond Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I075251  Tree1
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 

    Father John Chapman Purnell,   b. Bef 1706,   d. 27 Mar 1758, Prince William County, Virginia - bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years) 
    Married Bef 1735  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F33930  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince William Co VA Bond Book 1732-1847
      May 5th 1766 (1-91)
      Know all Men by these Presents, that we Mason Bennett and John Hedges are held and firmly bound to Howson Hooe, Allan Macrae, Lynaugh Helm and James Douglass, Gent. Justices of the Court of Prince William County, now sitting, in the sum of one hundred pounds, To the Payment whereof well and truly to be made to the said Justices, and their Successors, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these Presents. Sealed with our Seals, this fifth day of May in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and sixty six and in the Sixth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE, the Third.
      The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bound Mason Bennett administrator of the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of Francis Purnell deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which have, or shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of him the said Mason Bennett or into the Hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for him and the same so made, do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the County Court of Prince William as such Time as he shall be thereunto required by the said Court, and the same Goods, Chattels, and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, at the Time of his Death which at any Time after, shall come to the Hands, or Possession of the said Mason Bennett or into the Hands, or Possession of any other Person or Persons for him do well and truly administer according to Law: And further do make a just and true Account of his Actings and Doings therein, when thereto required by the said Court, and all the Rest and Residue of the said Goods, Chattels, and Credits, which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrators Account, the same being first examined and allowed by the Justices of the Court for the Time being, shall deliver and pay unto such Person or Persons respectively; as the said Justices by their Order or Judgment shall direct, pursuant to the Laws in that Case made and provided and if it shall hereafter appear, that any Last Will and Testament was made by the said Deceased, and the Executor or Executors therein named, do exhibit the same into the said Court, making Request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the said Mason Bennett being thereunto required, do render and deliver up his Letters of Administration, Approbation of such Testament being first had and made in the said Court: Then this Obligation to be void and of none Effect, or else to remain in full Force and Virtue.
      Sealed, and delivered, in presence of the Court
      Mason Bennett SEAL
      John Hedges SEAL

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      Will of Mrs. Mary Ashmore of Prince William County, VA.

      In the name of God Amen I Mary Ashmore of the Parish of Ditengen & County of Prince William widow being very sick & weak in body but of sound Mind & perfect memory thanks be to God for it and calling to mind the mortality of all flesh and knowing that it is appointed by Almighty God for all people once to die Do make & appoint this my last will and testament in manner and form following Viz: First of all I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God that Gave it me and my body to the earth to be buried in a christian like & decent manner at the discretion of my executors hereafter mentioned and as for my wordly estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me with I bestow and dispose of in the following manner Viz:
      Item: I give and bequeath to my well beloved Grandson Francis Purnell one negro winch named Sarah and her child named Peter to him and his heirs forever only his father John Chapman Purnell to have the use of them during his natural life. Item: I give and bequeath to my well beloved son John Chapman Purnell my own riding horse. Item: I give and bequeath to my well beloved son William Ashmore two thousand Pounds of Crop Tobacco, own large looking glass and all the chiny wate belonging to my house. Item: I give and bequeath to my Dear & Well beloved Daughter Mary Cannon the now wife of Luke Cannon all my wearing cloths and one suit of mourning cloth. Item: I give and bequeath five slaves namely, Philis, Hannah, Luce, Ben and Nann and their increase to be equally divided between the children of Mary Cannon the now wife of Luke Cannon after her Decease that is to say my will and meaning is that she should have the work of them During her natural life. Item: I give and bequeath to my well beloved Grandaughter Edith Cannon the first child that the negro wench Sarah shall bring hereafter that shall live to the age of one full year my will and meaning is the first child that wench brings hereafter which I bequeath to my Grandson Francis Purnell. Item: My will and meaning is that all the rest of my Estate to be sold at a Publick Sale for money At 18 months creadit to be equally Divided amongst the children of Mary Cannon to be paid them when they come to age or at the Day of Marriage by my Executors in whose hands it is to be lodged till the time appointed for Payment. Item: I give and bequeath to my Dear and well beloved son John Chapman Purnell one negro man named Whitchaven and ten Pounds currency. Also I Make ordain constitute and appoint my well beloved sons John Chapman and William Ashmore my Executors of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 10th Day of October 1748. hur
      Mary X Ashmore
      mark

      Signed and Delivered in Presence of us
      Simon Luttrell
      Richard Johnson
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 24th Day of October 1748;
      This will was Presented in Court by John Chapman Purnell and William Ashmore Executors herein named who made oath hereto and the same being also proved by the oaths of the witnesses it is admitted to record and the said Executors having performed what is usual in ===
      Prince William Co VA Bond Book 1732-1847
      March 27th 1758 (1-43)
      Know all Men by these Presents, that We William Ashmore, Francis Purnell, Thomas Harrison and JohnBaylis are held and firmly bound to Henry Lee, James Scott, John Baylis, and William Tebbs, Gent. Justices of the Court of Prince William County, now sitting, in the sum of five hundred pounds current money, To the Payment whereof well and truly to be made to the said Justices, and their Successors, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these Presents. Sealed with our Seals, this twenty seventh day of March in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and fifty eighth and in the XXXI Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE, the Second.
      The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bound William Ashmore and Francis Purnell administrators of the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of John Chapman Purnell deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which have, or shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of them the said William and Francis or into the Hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for them and the same so made, do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the County Court of Prince William as such Time as they shall be thereunto required by the said Court, and the same Goods, Chattels, and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, at the Time of their Death which at any Time after, shall come to the Hands, or Possession of the said William and Francis or into the Hands, or Possession of any other Person or Persons for them do well and truly administer according to Law: And further do make a just and true Account of his Actings and Doings therein, when thereto required by the said Court, and all the Rest and Residue of the said Goods, Chattels, and Credits, which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrators Account, the same being first examined and allowed by the Justices of the Court for the Time being, shall deliver and pay unto such Person or Persons respectively; as the said Justices by their Order or Judgment shall direct, pursuant to the Laws in that Case made and provided and if it shall hereafter appear, that any Last Will and Testament was made by the said Deceased, and the Executor or Executors therein named, do exhibit the same into the said Court, making Request to have it allowed and approved accordingly, if the said William and Francis being thereunto required, do render and deliver up their Letters of Administration, Approbation of such Testament being first had and made in the said Court: Then this Obligation to be void and of none Effect, or else to remain in full Force and Virtue.
      Sealed, and delivered, in presence of the Court
      William Ashmore SEAL
      Francis Purnell SEAL
      Thomas Harrison SEAL
      John Baylis SEAL
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber P; 1761 - 1764; pp 264-265
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I FRANCIS PURNEL of the Parish of Dittingen in County of Prince (blank) for sum of Forty eight pounds Nine shillings & Nine pence Current money of Virginia have sold unto said WILLIAM BENNITT Two Negroes Vizt. Sarah & James as also Nine head of cattle marked with a crop in the left Ear and one Horse branded on the Near Buttock thus F, P. , also three Beds and furniture, one desk, four chests, one Copper Kettle & two pots, three Pewter dishes, Nine plates as also sundry pieces of Wooden & Earthen ware To Have and To Hold unto the said WILLIAM BENNETT his Executors and assigns Provided Nevertheless that if the said FRANCIS PURNEL truly pay unto the Children of MARY BENNETT the Wife of MASON BENNETT as they come of age the above mentioned Sum of Forty eight pounds Nine shillings & Nine pence to be equally divided between the said Children (BARNABY CANNON only Excepted he having received his proportion), which Moneys was bequeath unto the said Children by MARY ASHMORE deced or upon the giving a Counter Security for the Redemption of the said Slaves and other the said Premises, then this present writing or Bill of Sale to be void otherwise to remain in full power, In Witness whereof I have set my hand and Seal this 26th day of July in the year 1762
      FRANCIS PURNEL
      N. B. The two Slaves Sarah & James delivered before Assignment
      SAMUEL NELMS IGNATIOUS I MITCHELL
      At a Court held for Prince William County the first day of November 1762
      This Bill of Sale was proved by the Oath of SAMUEL NELMS a Witness thereto to be the act & deed of FRANCIS PURNIL & ordered to be recorded

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