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

Mary Foxall

Female 1658 - 1713  (55 years)


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  • Name Mary Foxall  [1, 2
    Born 1658  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 Jul 1713  Westmoreland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23819  Tree1
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2023 

    Father John Foxall,   b. 9 Jun 1633, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 26 Feb 1691, Popes Creek, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Martha Butler,   b. Abt 1642, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1698, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1658  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15657  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Caleb Butler,   b. Bef 1658, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1709, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years) 
    Married Abt 28 Jan 1691  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jane Butler,   b. 24 Oct 1699, Popes Creek, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1728, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F15661  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Robert Vaulx,   b. 1651, Cumberland County, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1685, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married Abt 1680  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Vaulx,   b. Abt 1680, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1721, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Vaulx,   b. Abt 1682, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1744, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)  [natural]
     3. James Vaulx,   b. Abt 1683, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1711, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F15728  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Alexander Gorges,   b. Bef 1658,   d. 31 Oct 1688, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1686  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F15730  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Edward Duddlestone,   d. Bef 1691, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 25 Jul 1688  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F15731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 John Rev. Bagge,   b. Abt 1658, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1726, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married Abt 19 Dec 1711  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F15732  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 51
      BAGGE, MARY, wife of John Bagge, clerk, 2 February 1712 ; 5 September 1713.
      Mentions marriage articles between her and her husband of date 19 Dec. 1711; one slave, household goods; my emerald ring with 10 diamond sparks to my dau. Jane Butler; my late husband Caleb Butler; to son Robert Vaulx and his dau. Mary £15 Sterling and one ring; son John Duddlestone £100 Sterling; dau. Elizabeth Porten 2 rings and 6 silver spoons; Mr. Daniel Porten one ring; husband John Bagge negro, one plate etc; to James son of Elizabeth and John Jarvis 1 slave and 2000 lbs. of tobacco; to William Moxley Sr. if living some clothing.
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      1712-1716 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 5, [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 221-23
      Will of Mary Bagge, wife of Jno. Bagge of Westmoreland County, Clerk, being weak in body, dated 2 February 1712.
      By articles of marriage made between my husband John Bagge and myselfe 19 Dec. 1711 I have reserved the disposall of several Negroes, goods and chattells to my disposall after my daughter Jane Butler's portion of the estate of my late husband Caleb Butler of Westmoreland County, Gent., be paid, which I bequeath in manner following:
      Unto my son Robt. Vaulx one mourning ring and the bal-lance of his bill unpaid in Mr. Edward Foy's hands, being about £5 sterling, with other things lent him, vizt. nailer &c.
      his silver tankard be given him when a kettle Mr. James Vaulx borrowed be returned.
      Unto Mary the daughter of Robert Vaulx and her heires one Negros woman named Frank to be delivered 1 November next, with one feather bed with pillowes, sheets, blanket, rug and curtaines, six silver spoones of those that are expected from Bristoll this spring if they come safe to Virginia, upon condition Robert Vaulx will suffer my husband to live on the plantation he now lives on one whole yeare after the time my daughter Jane removed from him, Bagg paying a reasonable rent.
      To my son John Duddlestone and his heires one Negroe man named Prince and £100 sterling.
      To my daughter Eliza. Porten two rings, six silver spoones of those that are expected from Bristoll this spring it they come safe to Virginia and £5 sterling.
      To Mr. Danll. Porten one ring of a guinea price.
      To my daughters Eliza. Porten and Jane Butler all my worn apparell linnen and woollen to be equally divided between them as Mrs. Ann Bayly and Mary Watts shall think fitt.
      My daughter Jane Butler all my apparrell that come lately from Bristoll and one new suite of damask napkins and table cloth.
      To my daughter Jane Butler one Negroe man named Tony and six new chaires and my emerald ring with tenn sparks of diamonds round the emerald.
      To my loving husband John Bagge one Negroe woman named Pendar.
      My husband out of the goods and plate (the spoones excepted) and watch that I have sent for to Bristoll and are expected to come to hand this next spring.
      Unto my loving husband John Bagge and his heires all that part of household goods, stock and all other goods, chattells and Negroes whatsoever not already given in this will that I had the disposal of by the articles of marriage dated 19 December 1711.
      To James the son of Elizabeth Jarvis, the wife of John Jarvis, one Negroe child called Christmass to be delivered to James his mother when the Negroe shall be three yeares old and 500 pounds of tobacco yearly for four yeares to be laid out on James in schooling as his mother shall think Fitt and an iron pott, frying pan and two pewter basona to be delivered him when he is marryed, of age or goes to house keeping in his own account.
      My loving husband John Bagge sole executor. Mr. Danl.". Portin and Joseph Weekes take care that this my will be
      fully performed and alsoe settle and adjust all accounts between my husband and my daughter Jane Butler.
      To William Moxley, Senr., if he be now living, one kersey coat, vest and breeches, one hatt and one pair of shoes and one shirt yearely dureing his life.
      Mary Bagge
      Wit: Joseph Weekes, Thomas Powell, William Fowler.
      26 Aug. 1713. Upon motion of Mr. John Duddleston ordered to be recorded.
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      1712-1716 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 5, [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 310.
      Mary Bagge. Inventory. 7 July 1714. Made at the house of Mr. John Bagge. Appraisers sworn before Joseph Bayley. Total valuation £50.16.5, including sundry goods sent by Mr. Jno. Beecher, merchant in Bristol, dated 20 Jan 1712 [1713], and goods sent by Capt. Edwd. Foye, merchant, and Mr. Wm. Attwood, merchant.
      Jos. Weekes
      Thomas Arrington
      John Elliott
      28 July 1714. Return'd.

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      John Frederick Dorman, Westmoreland County Virginia Deeds, Patents, etc Part 4, 1665-1677 (Washington DC. 1975. Privately published.)
      Pages 76-77. 31 Jan. 1707 [1708]. Deposition of Madam Mary Butler, aged 49 years or thereabouts
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      1707-1709 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 192-94.
      Will of Caleb Butler of Westmoreland County and Parish of Washington, being very sick in body, dated 16b Feb. 1708/9.
      To my loving wife Mary Negroes Tone, Jenny, Haccubah and Frank and Jane.
      To my loving daughter Jane, Philip and Sarah, Jack and Joe and Bess and Dick.
      All my tobacco due to me which is very considerable to the value of three hundred hogsheads, my executrix or executor or trustees ship home for England to be sold for the benefit of my loving daughter Jane.
      My son in law Robert Vaulx 5000 pounds of tobacco and one Negro and that he purchase the same himself and be paid out of my estate. Also one good feather (bed] and furniture with six pewter dishes and twelve plates, my black horse. This Negro is in lieu of what is due to Robert Vaulx as a legacy from his deceased uncle Jno. Foxall.
      Sarah Elliott daughter to Sarah Elliott of this county have as a legacy from her deceased uncle and God father John Foxhall £30 sterling.
      To my loving son in law James Vaulx 5000 pounds of tobacco, my new gun and new sword, my little silver tankard.
      To my loving sister Anne wife to Mr. Jos. Bayley £25 sterling.
      To Thomas Robins all my wearing apparel, linen and woolen.
      To Mary Butler daughter to John Butler, deceased 3000 pounds of tobacco.
      Thos. Claytor Senr. what tobacco he stands indebted to me.
      To Thomas Boyleston at the head of Mattox what tobacco he oweth me.
      What goods I shall have come in this shipping be all reduced into money for the benefit of my loving daughter Jane.
      All my movables be equally divided betwixt my loving wife and daughter Jane.
      My tobacco debts being all received and sent home and sold for money, the money to be laid out in Negroes for the good of my daughter, reserving the fourth part of the money for my loving wife.
      To my loving sister Sarah Elliott, widdo, what tobacco she is indebted to me.
      To Jeny Shaw wife to Thomas Shaw 1000 pounds of tobacco and a gold ring of 15 a. price.
      Eliza. Craddock wife to Capt. Richard Craddock £10 sterling.
      My loving friend, wife Mary and daughter Jane executors.
      My loving friend James Tayler a morning ring of 20 s.
      James Vaulx, Capt. Richd. Craddock and Mr. Joseph Bayley trustees to se my will performed.
      To my above named trustees a morning ring of 20 s. each.
      Caleb Butler
      Wit: James Tayler, Nathl. Pope, Tho: Robins.
      25 May 1709. Proved by the witnesses. A probate granted the executors.
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      1712-1714 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 4 [Antient Press]; Page 61
      Westmoreland County Court 29th day ofJuly 1713
      - BAGG p Admon BAGG
      JOHN BAGG preferred his Petition to this Court thereby praying administration on that part ofthe Estate of MARY his late deceased Wife which he was not possesst of at the tyme ofher decease; upon reading of which WILLIAM DARE appeared and on behalfe ofthe Legatees in the Last Will andTestament of CALEB BUTLER, Gent., deced., nominated moved for a caveat to be entered against the granting the same which was granted and thereupon he presented into Court an Instrument sealed upp importing the Last Will ofMARY, Relict ofJOHN BAGG, and prayed a Probat of the same, to which JOHN BAGG prayed a caveat might be by him entered against the admitting the same which is likewise granted and the Will ordered to be lodged in the Clerk's Office for this County
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      1684/5-1685/6 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 4 [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 408 [27 May 1685]
      Mrs. Mary Vaulx proved the last will and testament of Mr. Robt. Valx, her late husband, by the oaths of Gilbert Huband, William Bayes and Aaron Cassell and craving of the Court letters of administration with the will annext, the Court order that letters of administration with the will annext bee comitted to Mrs. Mary Vaulx. Dr. Gilbert Huband and John Foxhall togeather with Mary Vaulx did assume in 50,000 pounds of tobacco for her performance of the will. The Court order that Captaine John Lord, Mr. John Washington and Mr. Wm. Bridges appraise the estate on 20 June next and that Mrs. Mary Valx returne a true
      inventorye of the estate.
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      1684/5-1685/6 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 4 [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 422, [28 May 1685]
      Mrs. Mary Vaulx, widdow, presented her petition stting forth that Mr. Robt. Vaulx of London, merchant, father of her late husband Robt. Vaulx had granted unto him 6000 acres lying in Westmoreland out of which hee gave 1000 acres to her late husband which shee and her husband did quietly enjoy without any molestation for many yeares, togeather with the 5000 acres, but that severall persons confederating togeather who were unknown to her entred part of the 6000 acres with the surveyor of the County in order to take the same upp for King's land. And for that Robt. Vaulx, merchant, cannot have notice to lay out his land, being in England, and her late husband, his father's attorney, being lately deceased, shee prayed the Court's order that the surveyor of this County or any other surveyor might not survey any land within the antient reputed bounds of the 6000 acres untill such time as Mr. Robt. Vaulx, merchant, is made acquainted with what is intended and course taken that his pattent bee first surveyed. The Court order that the surveyor of this County or any other surveyor doe not draw any chaine over any of the 6000 acres within the ancient reputed bounds thereof till notice bee given to Mr. Robt. Vaulx, merchant, in order to the making his just defence as to his title and that Mrs. Mary Vaulx give unto Mr. Robt. Vaulx, merchant, as speedy notice as conveniently shee may of this order.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 45
      BUTLER, CALEB, 16 February 1708-9; 25 May 1709.
      3 negroes to wife Mary;
      daughter Jane 6 negroes;
      son in law Robert Vaulx and his deceased Uncle John Foxhall 5000 lbs. tobacco, 1 negro, furniture etc;
      Sarah Elliott daughter of Sarah Elliott and her deceased uncle John Foxhall 30 Sterling;
      son in law James Vaulx gun, sword, and 5000 lbs. of tobacco;
      my sister Anne wife of Joseph Bayley 25 Sterling;
      to Thomas Robins clothing;
      to Mary daughter of John Butler deceased 3000 lbs. tobacco;
      to Thomas Clayton Sr. tobacco he owes me;
      to Thomas Boyleston tobacco he owes me;
      sister Sarah Elliott, widow, debt to me;
      to Jenny wife of Thomas Shaw 1000 lbs. tobacco;
      to Elizabeth wife of Captain Richard Craddock 12 Sterling;
      friend James Taylor one mourning ring.

      Depositions on record in Westmoreland Co. Va
      Madam Mary Butler, 49 in 1707
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      JOHN FOXALL, m. MARTHA _____, emigrated to Virginia and had issue. He came first to Maryland, where on July 27, 1665, he entered headrights there for himself, his wife Martha, child Mary and others of other names. The next year, on 20 Oct. 1666 he received a grant for 850 acres and on 10 Oct. 1667, assigned his rights to Rice JONES of St. Mary's County, Maryland At that time he was called "of Westmoreland County, Virginia." He lived in Westmoreland Co. on Pope's Creek, where he was called in one deed, "merchant." In their Sturman article, the same authors say John's wife is Sarah Butler.
      a. Mary Foxall, b. 1665, England, eldest child, m. (1) Robert Vaulx, b. 1651, d. by 27 May 1685. The name is sometimes spelled in records as Valks, which probably
      gives some indication of its pronunciation. Mary m. (2) Alexander Gorges, (3) Edward Duddleston, (4) Caleb Butler. Caleb Butler's only child, Jane, d. 1728, m. Augustine Washington, father of George, who was, however, by the second wife, Mary Ball.

      http://members.tripod.com/~dickdfox/index-ransdell.html
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      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 157. 9 May 1673. Martha Foxhall wife and attorney of Jno.: Foxhall of Pope's Creeke in Patomeck River, merchant, to my daughter Mary Foxhall. For tender love and naturall affection. One small black stone horse, both eares cropt with one white foot behinde and a starr in his forehead.
      Martha Foxhall
      Wit: Robt. Vaulx, Edward Lewse.
      24 7ber [Sept.] 1673. Acknowledged by Mr. Robt. Vaulx attorney of Mrs. Martha Foxhall.
      9 May 1673. Martha Foxhall wife and attorney to John Foxhall of Pope's Creeke, merchant, appoynt my loving freind Mr. Robt. Vaulx my attorney to acknowledge a deede of guift of a black stone horse to my daughter Mary Foxhall.
      Martha Foxhall
      Wit: Edward Lewse, Tho: Hindmasse.
      24 7ber [Sept.] 1673. Recorded.
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      Source: Westmoreland County (VA) Wills some 17th Century Items from VA Will Records, Gen Publishing Co, 1982.
      Oct. 31, 1688. Mary Gorges als Duddleston proved the will of her deceased husband Alexander Gorges. William Thompson, Clerke, to depose to Capt. John Lord, Capt. Lawrence Washington and Mr. William Bridges or any 2 of them that he saw the will signed (p. 680).
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      1691-1692 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1 [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 4 [28 Jan, 1690/91]
      Caleb Butler as marrieing the executrix of Mr. Edwds Duddleston being summoned to give bond for the due performance of the trust and not haveing his securities ready, ordered hee repair to Capt. Law. Washington or Mr, Wm, Bridges and enter into bond with sufficient sureties
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      1707-1709 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 76-77. 31 Jan. 1707 [1708]. Deposition of Madam Mary Butler, aged 49 years or thereabouts, that about 23 years ago several people indeavoring to survey and take up the land belonging to Mr. Vaulx, your deponent went with a petition to Lord Howard, then Governor of Virginia, concerning the same calling at Major Morrison's who being acquainted with my [ ]ness told me that Mr. Lane and himself took up some land the Lane lived but finding they had run into Mr. Vaulx pattent his right of the land to Lane for a small mater. Upon your desponent's preferring a done. Mary Butler
      Taken before Lewis Markham, Caleb Butler, Andr. Munroe. 25 Feb. 1707 [1708]. Entered on the records.

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      1709-1712 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 3 [Antient Press]; Page 17
      Westmoreland County Court 31st of May 1710
      - ROBINS v BUTLER' Exrx. in Chanceor
      THOMAS ROBINS exhibited to her Majesties Justices of the Peace of this County sitting in Chancery his certaine Bill of Complaint against MARY BUTLER and JANE BUTLER, Executrixes of the Last Will and Testament of CALEB BUTLER, Gent., deced., and prayed her Majesties Subpaena might be issued directed to said MARY and JANE, Executrixes, requireing them under a certaine penalty personally to answer his Bill on their Oaths which is accordingly ordered
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      1712-1714 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 4 [Antient Press]; Page 2
      Westmoreland County Court 28th of March 1712/3
      - BUTLER, Exrxs. v MOXLEY; McCARTY v MOXLEY p BUTLER &c.
      It was commanded DANIEL McCARTY, Gent., Sheriff of this County, that he should summon WILLIAM MOXLEY, JUNR. to answer JOHN BAGG and MARYhis Wife, one ofthe Executrixes and JANE BUTLER the other Executrix ofCALEB BUTLER Gent., deced., of a Plea of Debt for fifteen hundred seventy two pounds of tobacco and the Sheriffreturned cepi corpus, But for that the Defendant failed to appeare and noe Baile being returned, upon motion of Pltfs. Conditional Order passed against the Sherifffor the debt and upon the Sheriffs motion, an Attachment is granted him against the Defendt.'s Estate returnable according to Law
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      1712-1714 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 4 [Antient Press]; Page 12
      Westmoreland County Court 26th day of June 1712
      - BUTLER's Exrxs v MOXLEY Judgment is granted JOHN BAGG and
      MARY his Wife one of the Executrixes and JANE BUTLER the other Executrix of CALEB BUTLER, Gent., deced., against WILLIAM MOXLEY for the sum of nine hundred fifty nine pounds of tobacco the ballance of a Bill; ordered he pay the same with costs als execution
      ===
      1666-1679 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 70
      MR. JNO. FOXHALL, 314 acs. W'moreland Co., bet. Potomack & Rappa. Rivers; 23 Oct. 1669, Page 276 Adj. Lt. Col. Jno. Washington, Jno. Piper, Mr. Jno. Watts, near Ned the Indians path, &c. Trans. of 7 pers: Jno. Foxhall, Marth. Foxhall, Mary Foxhall, Sara Foxhall. Sara Taylor, Kath. Hine, Senr., Kath. Hine, Junr.

  • Sources 
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      "Foxhall-Vaulx-Elliot Families,", by Juliet Fauntleroy and Mary Hope West, The Virginia Magazine of History and Genealogy, Vol. XLIV (1936), pp. 61-67, 151-159, 255-6; and XLVI (1938), pp. 163-4, reprinted as Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore County, Maryland, 1981, pp. 102-119)

    2. [S9] Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Fourth Edition. Volume One, Families A-F.

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