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

Peter Barecroft

Male Aft 1725 - 1747  (< 20 years)


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  • Name Peter Barecroft 
    Born Aft 1725  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Mar 1746/47  Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I118445  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 

    Father John Barecroft,   b. 31 Mar 1696, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1744, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Lucretia MNU Barecroft,   b. Abt 1700,   d. 8 Jul 1745, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married Abt 1716  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F46895  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1743-1749 Record Book Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 177
      Bearcroft, Peter, of St Stephens Parish
      W. W. 8 July 1742---W. P. 9 March 1746/7
      To be buried according to the ceremony of the Church of England. Son James Barecroft-my case of pistols and holsters, one choice cow and calf to be delivered to him when he arrives to the age of twenty one years and if he should die before that age the cow and calf to go to the family of the Shirleys
      To Katherine Efford-one years schooling.
      To James Pew-my camblet coat, brown Holland Jacket, breaches and hat.
      Sister Garner Pew-one hundred and fifty pounds of tobacco. To Peter Pew-one years schooling.
      Son James-two years schooling, and it is to be taken out of his part of his estate when he comes of age.
      Wife Winnefred Bearcroft-tract of land where I now live during her widowhood, and after the third of it during her life, then to my son James and his heirs, and if he dies without heirs to my daughter Judey and her heirs, and if she should die without heirs, then it is my desire if my wife should bring a child
      within nine months after my death, then the land to go to that child and its heirs.
      If my executors should recover the negro wench Lucy and her children from John Humphries, then I give the said Lucy and the two children she now has and her future increase to my daughter Judey, and the child my wife now goes with if any, and they to pay my son James twenty four pounds current money of Virginia in lieu of his share of the said negroes. If my daughter Judy should die, and the child my wife goes with also dies, then the negroes to go to my wife ard her heirs.
      Rest of my estate to be equally divided between my wife and children.
      Wife Winnefred Bearcrort and my brother Thomas Bearcroft, executors.
      Friend. Robert Clarke to be trustee.
      Witness: James Pew, Zackariah Efford, and Grace Shirley. Robert Clarke of this County, aged fourty or thereabout,made oath that he wrote the will at the request and direction of the said. Peter Bearcroft, and this deponant saw him sign and seal the same in the presence of the witness subscribed thereto.
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      1713-1749 Wills-Admin Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 42a
      Bearcroft, John
      W. W. 15 October 1743---W. P. 10 of 7br 1744
      Son Thomas Bearcroft-all that cottage or tenement now in the possession of John Bransdell.
      Son John Bearcroft-the sum of five shillings and no other part of my estate.
      Daughter Mary Bearcroft-one three year old heifer.
      Son William Bearcroft-the remaining part of my plantation formerly belonging to William Nelms, and joining to the part I gave to my eldest son Thomas Bearcroft, to him and the heirs lawfully begotten of his body, and for want of such heirs to fall to my daughter Lucretia Bearcroft and the heirs lawfully begotten of her body. Son Peter Bearcroft-the plantation whereon I now dwell, to him and the heirs lawfully begotten of his body
      Daughter Sarah Bearcroft negro woman Bess.
      Daughter Winney Bearcroft-negro boy Samin.
      Wife-to have use of the above negroes during her widowhood and no longer.
      Rest of household goods and chattel to be equally divided between my daughters vizt: Sarah Bearcroft, Henry Bearcroft, and Lucretia Bearcroft,
      Wife Lucretia Bearcroft, and Aron Nelms, executors
      Witness: John Alexander and Peter Pew.

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