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

Richard Morton

Male Abt 1691 - 1732  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name Richard Morton 
    Born Abt 1691 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Sep 1732  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I114394  Tree1
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 

    Father John Morton,   b. Abt 1650, living in Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1722, Richmond County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother Deborah Hughes,   b. Abt 1656,   d. Aft 1722, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Family ID F17903  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Massey Sanford,   b. Aft 1685, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1733, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years) 
    Married Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F35822  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Richmond County, Virginia Wills
      p.209
      - John MORTON, Sitt. Par., will; 27 Jul 1721, 2 May 1722
      son Richard land which I bought of Lawrence BARKER;
      sons James and Thomas lands and plant, where I now live after the decease of wife Deborah; if they have
      no heirs, to Mary and Winifred MORTON; sons William and John;
      no ex;
      wits: J. DAVIS, Math. DAVIS.
      p.210 - MORTON'S inv. by Deborah MORTON; 6 Jun 1722.

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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY WILLS
      MORTON, RICHARD, 18 Nov. 1731; 27 Sept. 1732.
      Wife Massey and my children to have all my estate;
      father in law Robert Sanford Sr. exr.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 2; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 4
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen &c., I RICHARD MORTON being weak of body but of perfect sence & memory of the Parrish of Washington in the County of Westmoreland, doe make and ordain this my Last Will & Testament in manner & form following (that is to say), First & principally I commend my Soul to Almighty God hoping for mercy thro: the merrits of Jesus Christ my Mediator and Advocate & my body to the grave to be buried at the discretion of my Exr. herein after menconed, And as for my Estate, I dispose thereof as followeth, (vizt.)
      Imprimis. I desire that all my Debts & funeral charges be pay'd and discharg'd
      Item. I give & bequeath all & singular my Estate real & personal to be equally divided among my Loving Wife, MASSEY MORTON, & my Children;
      Lastly, I doe hereby constitute & appoint my well beloved Friend & Father in Law, ROBERT SANFORD SENR sole Executor of this my Last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 18th day of November 1731
      SignId &Seal'd in presence of
      ELIZ. STURMAN, (torn) mark, RICHD: MORTON
      JANE SHAW mark
      W: JORDAN
      Westmorld, ss. At a Court held for the sd. County the 27th day of September 1732
      The Last Will & Testament of RICHARD MORTON. deced., was presented into Court by EDWARD BARRADALL, Attorney of MERCY. the Relict of the said Decedent and proved by the Oaths of JANE SHAW and WILLIAM JORDAN, two of the witnesses thereto and admitted to Record; But for that ROBERT SANFORD, the Executr: in the said Will named refusing to take upon himself the burthen of the execution thereof; On mocon of the said MERCY, she was admitted to make Oath thereto, And upon her performing what is usual in such cases, Certificate is granted her for obtaining Letters of Administration (with the Will annexed) in due form according to Law
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the 25th day of October 1732, pr. G. T. C. C. W.

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