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

Lucy Thornton

Female Abt 1739 - 1781  (~ 42 years)


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  • Name Lucy Thornton 
    Born Abt 1739  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Mar 1781  St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia - Proved Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23759  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father William Thornton,   b. Abt 1718,   d. 2 Mar 1744, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Taliaferro,   b. Abt 1722, St. Mary's Parish Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 20 Jun 1769, King George County, Virginia - Will Date Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1738  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15670  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Alexander,   b. 15 Nov 1735, Salisbury, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1775, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 4 May 1756  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Alexander,   b. 26 Nov 1756, Salisbury, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1837, Walnut Spring, Henderson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     2. Lucy Alexander,   b. 4 Dec 1757, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1830, King George County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     3. Sarah Alexander,   b. 17 Nov 1758, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Frances Alexander,   b. 24 Aug 1762, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1796, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [natural]
     5. Alice Alexander,   b. 20 Jun 1764, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. William Thornton Alexander,   b. 28 Jun 1768, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1816, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  [natural]
     7. Philip Thornton Alexander,   b. 14 Oct 1760, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1783, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F15669  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Only surviving child of Col. William Thornton of King George. (FTM CD-162, Vol II, Fitzhugh Family, Page 846.)

      1781 Will: King George County, Virginia, Written 26 Jan and proved 1 Mar 1781. Names late husband John Alexander, Esq., youngest son William Thornton Alexander, oldest son Philip Thornton Alexander, granddaughter Lucy Thornton Hooe, daughter Frances Alexander, daughters Mary Thornton and Lucy Taliaferro. Mentions sons-in-law George Thornton, Seymour Hooe, and John Taliaferro. (Ibid., Vol I, Alexander Family, p.35.)
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      Children of Lucy Thornton and John Alexander are:

      i. Mary Thornton Alexander was born 26 Nov 1756 in Salisbury, Stafford Co. VA, and died 18 Mar 1837 in Walnut Springs, Henderson Co. Ky. She married George Washington Thornton 9 Oct 1773 in St. Paul Pa. Stafford Co. VA, son of Francis Thornton III and Mary Frances Gregory. He was born 1742 in Madison County, Virginia, and died 30 Apr 1781 in VA. She married Thomas Posey 22 Jan 1784 in St. George, Spotsylvania Co. VA, son of John Posey and Martha Price. He was born 9 Jul 1750 in Fairfax Co. VA, and died 19 Mar 1818 in Shawneetown, IL.

      ii. Lucy W. Alexander was born 4 Dec 1757, and died 1821. She married John "Hagley" Taliaferro, son of Francis of Epsom Taliaferro and Elizabeth Hay. He was born 30 Sep 1735 in Vaux Hall, Essex Co. VA, and died 8 Apr 1789 in Essex Co. VA. She married Francis Fitzhugh 15 Oct 1789 in King George County, Virginia, son of John Fitzhugh and Alice Catlett Thornton. He was born 4 Feb 1761 in Belle Aire, Stafford Co. VA, and died 30 Mar 1821 in King George County, Virginia.

      iii. Frances Alexander was born 22 Aug 1758 in Stafford Co. VA. She married Lawrence Brooke, son of Richard "Smithfield" Brooke and Anne Hay Taliaferro. He was born 23 Aug 1758 in Smithfield, Stafford Co. VA, and died ABT 1803.

      iv. Sarah Alexander was born 7 Nov 1759. She married Seymour Hooe, son of John Hooe and Anne Fowke Alexander. He was born 13 Jun 1735, and died Mar 1783.

      v. Gerrard Alexander was born ABT 1760 in King George County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Ashton Stuart Alexander, daughter of William Alexander and Sigismunda Mary Massey. She was born 11 Dec 1773.

      vi. Philip Thornton Alexander was born ABT 1762 in King George County, Virginia. He married Jane Willis, daughter of Lewis Willis and Mary Champe. She was born ABT 1760. He married Lucy Brockenbrough 23 Sep 1782 in Richmond County, Virginia, daughter of Austin Brockenbrough and Lucy Champe. She was born ABT 1766 in Richmond County, Virginia
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      St. Paul Parish Records of Stafford County
      ALEXANDER, Mary, daughter of John and Lucy, November 26, 1756.
      ALEXANDER, Lucy, daughter of John and Lucy, December 4, 1757.
      ALEXANDER. Sarah, daughter of John and Lucy, November 17, 1758.
      ALEXANDER, Philip Thornton, son of John and Lucy, October 14, 1760.
      ALEXANDER, Frances, daughter of John and Lucy, August 24, 1762.
      ALEXANDER, Alice, daughter of John and Lucy, June 20, 1764.
      ALEXANDER, William Thornton, son of John and Lucy, June 28, 1768.
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      WILL OF WILLIAM THORNTON, JUNIOR
      In the Name of God Amen. I William Thornton of the County of King George and Parish of Brunswick being sick and weak in body but of sound perfect and disposing mind memory and understanding praised be Almighty God for the same, Do make and declare this my last Will & Testament in manner and form following.
      Item: I lend unto my Honoured Mother Frances Thornton during her natural life the two under mentioned slaves (Viz) Ceaser and Jenny and my will also is that my said Mother shall have the sole use and benefit of the said two slaves and their labour as long as she lives and after her decease I bequeath the said two slaves (if living) to my Dearly Beloved Wife Mary Thornton.
      Item: To my Dearly Beloved Wife Mary Thornton aforesaid I give and bequeath the following slaves (Viz) Old Tom, Great Jack, Daphey, Bristol, Judy, Lettice, Glascoe, Phillis, Rose, Frank, Tom at the Marsh, Harry, Sarah, Belfast, Bess, Mingo, Juno and Pompey, the said slaves with all future increase I give to her and heirs for-ever. I also give to my said wife all my houshold furniture and after my Mother's decease I give her all that she is then in possession of that was left by my Father, also all my wearing apparel and watch together with one half of my stock (Viz.) kine, sheep, horses and hogs, And my will and desire is that she have the benefit of the house I at present live in with all the plantation and land thereunto belonging lying on the north side of the Main Road (the house my Mother lives in and the garden excepted). But after my Mother's decease my will is that she may have and enjoy them also during life aforesaid.
      Item; To my daughter and only child Lucy Thornton I give and bequeath all the rest of my slaves with their increase to her and her heirs forever. Also I give her one half of my stock (Viz) kine, sheep, horses and hogs but my desire is that the whole stock be kept together as long as my child shall live with and be under her Mother's care and be for the future support of them and my Mother. And my will is that if they grow too numerous that the profits arising from the sale of any of them be equally divided between my wife and child aforesaid as long as they shall be kept together but if on any account my child shall be removed from her Mother and have a guardian appointed then I desire that the stock aforesaid may be equally divided also and ever after kept separate but they shall furnish each an equal proportion for the support of my Mother's house keeping in as handsome and plentiful a manner as she shall desire.
      Item: To my nephew William Robinson I give a Silver hilted Sword, a handsome Trooping saddle and furniture, a pair of fine brass barrel'd pistols and a pair of pocket pistols.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my Honour'd Uncle Francis Thornton of Caroline County my Stallion or Thirty Pistoles which I agreed to sell him for if Mr. Maximilian Robinson likes him.
      And my will also is that after my just debts are paid all the ready money I have and all debts due to me that can be recovered may be equally divided between my said wife and child.
      Item: To my only daughter and child Lucy Thornton I give and bequeath all my lands whatsoever except the plantation whereon I now live and all the land thereunto belonging lying on the north side of the Main Road which I allot for her Mother during her life but after her decease I give her that also, the said land aforesaid I give to my daughter Lucy Thornton to her and heirs forever. And in case she shall happen to die without heirs of her body be-gotten as aforesaid, Then my will is that the land aforesaid shall descend to my nephew William Robinson to him and his heirs forever.
      As I apprehend there is no occasion for appraising my estate, I desire it may be omitted. And Lastly I constitute and appoint my Honoured Uncle Francis Thornton of Caroline County and my Loving Brother in Law John Taliaferro of Spotsylvania County Executors of this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all other Wills and Testaments heretofore by me made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this Seventeenth day of October One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Three.
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      William Thornton *Seale*
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      Sign'd Seal'd Published & Declared ) as and for my Last Will and Testament in the Presence of

      Ignatius West
      His
      Bryan [ BC ] Chadwell
      Mark
      Her
      Eliza [B] Minton
      Mark

      At a Court held for King George County the 2. day of March 1743 [1743/4].
      The Last Will & Testament of William Thornton, Deceased, was presented into Court by Francis Thornton, his Executor, who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of Ignatius West and Elizabeth Minton and admitted to record, the said Francis Thornton having with John Champe, Gent., entred into Bond in £2000 for the same.
      Harry Turner Cl: Cur:
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      1743-1752 King George County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 76
      In Obedience to an Order of Court dated 6th September 1745 We the Subscribers met & have allotted all the land lying on the South side the
      Main Road & joining to that on which Mr. DONNE now lives for himself .. being by estimation about 360 or 370 acres for his Thirds with which he is Content and all the Muddy Creek Plantation being 1000 acres for LUCY THORNTON & likewise justly divided the stock being 75 cows steers heifers bulls & calves .. 21 sheep 36 breeding sows & barrows 19 shoats and 7 horses mares & colts all belonging to the Estate of Lucy Thornton 30th September 1745.
      Abraham Kenyon
      James Strother
      At a court held 4th October 1745 .. Report of Division of Estate of WILLIAM THORNTON deced .. recorded.
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      King George County, Virginia Will Book 1752-1780; [Antient Press]
      Will of MARY DOONE. {sic Donne}
      I MARY DOONE of King George County being sick ..
      give and devise to my granddaughter MARY ALEXANDER one half of my tract of land lying in county of Culpepper .. also slaves (18 named).. also all my household and kitchen furniture ..
      I give to my granddaughter LUCY ALEXANDER the other half of my tract of land lying in county of Culpepper .. slaves (18 named) .. (in both cases to be delivered to them on marriage or when they shall attain age twenty one years) ..
      to my granddaughter SARAH ALEXANDER one negro girl ..
      unto my granddaughter FRANCES ALEXANDER one negro girl ..
      unto my grandson PHILIP ALEXANDER one negro boy, also one dozen Silver Table Spoons and a Soup Spoon and a negro named Scipio .. unto my daughter LUCY ALEXANDER one negro girl ..
      desire my estate not be appraised but that my son in law JOHN ALEXANDER whom I appoint my Executor do take an Inventory
      agreeable to Law .. this 20th day June 1769.
      Presence Lucy Morton.
      Ann Robinson, Martha x Bronaugh
      At a court held .. 5th April 1770 .. will presented ...admitted to record .. certificate granted him for obtaining a probate thereof

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