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

John Fitzhugh

Male 1692 - 1733  (41 years)


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  • Name John Fitzhugh 
    Born 1692  Eagle's Nest, Stafford County, Virginia now King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jan 1733  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23911  Tree1
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2022 

    Father William Fitzhugh,   b. 10 Jan 1650, Bedford, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1701, "Eagle's Nest", Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Tucker,   b. 2 Aug 1663, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1715, "Eagle's Nest", Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1 May 1674  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15606  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Barbara McCarty,   b. 30 Nov 1700, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1737, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1715  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Barbara Fitzhugh,   b. Abt 1720, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Anne Fitzhugh,   b. Bef 1723, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. William Fitzhugh,   b. 13 Apr 1725, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1791, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     4. Sarah Fitzhugh,   b. 30 Apr 1727, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1784, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years)  [natural]
     5. John Fitzhugh,   b. 4 Jan 1730, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1772, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [natural]
     6. Daniel McCarty Fitzhugh,   b. 27 Jun 1733, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1786, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F15805  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Stafford Co VA Will Book M: 1729-1748; Page 23
      pp. 78-81 In Name of God Amen I JOHN FITZHUGH of Stafford County, Gent being weak in body but of Sound mind doe this second day of August in year of our Lord 1731 make this my Last Will and Testament.
      Imprimis - I will that my Wife as long as she remain my widow shall have the Plantation whereon I now live together with all messuages, tenements profits commodities and appurtenances thereunto belonging with as much land thereunto adjoining as will make up the Quantity of 700 acres. Item my will is that my said Wife shall have the use of all the furniture utensils Stocks of all kinds and moveables belonging to the said houses and plantations.
      Item to my said Wife I devise the use of the following Negroes during her natural life Vizt. (named) My will is that what I have here left my wife shall be in full Satisfaction of all her Dower right or title of Dower interest claim or Demand which she may have out of or against all my Estate both real and personal.
      Item my will is that the Negroes above named shall go to my Son WILLIAM at my wife's decease.
      Item to my son JOHN I give all my Lands now in prince William County to him and his heirs.
      Item to any Son John I give the following Negroes (named). Whereas Capt: DANIEL McCARTY late of Westmoreland County Gent deced by his last Will and Testament did Devise to his Executors in trust for the use of his Daughter WINTEFRED now the wife of Mr. ROBERT MASSEY 500 pounds currt. money of Virga. to be by them laid out in Land and Negroes and setled upon the said Winnifred and the issue of her body as by the said Will is directed and whereas I have for a Valuable consideration to me paid sold a tract of land called Black Castle containing 200 acres which was left me by my father and intail'd upon my Son William, to the said Executors for the said uses and am Desirous that the tract of Land whereon I now live should be and remain as a Security to the said Winnifred in case my heirs shou'd refuse to confirm the said sale therefore I give the said tract of Land whereon I now live containing 1600 acres to my son William and heirs for ever only with this proviso that when he and his heirs shall come to be of age they shall make good and sufficient conveyance of the said Land call'd Black Castle to the Exemtr of the above named Daniel McCarty deced for the uses above mentioned. But if my son William or his heirs when thereunto Reasonably required and the said Executors of their heirs shall refuse to make such conveyance to confirm the title of the above named Robert Massey and his wife to the said tract of land called Black Castle then I give the Tract of Land whereon I now live containing 1600 acres to the Executors of Daniel McCarty and heirs to the uses above mentioned, all the rest of my Lands whereof I shall dye seized in possession I give to my Son William and his heirs for ever.
      It is my will that if there should be any Copper mines found upon my lands notwithstanding any former bequest my two Sons shall have an equal Share of the profits arising from the said Copper mines.
      Item I give to each of my Daughters a fifth part of the value of my negroes and personal Estate already mentioned in my Will after my Debts are paid to be paid them within a year after they shall be married or when they arrive at the age of 21 years and whereas the payment of such a sum of money may be a great incumbrance upon the Estate of my Eldest Son my Will is that my Executors hereafter named shall cut down the wood upon my Land at Accakick that my said Son may be better enabled to discharge the said incumbrance and that they keep my negroes now imployed in cutting wood for the iron works upon my said land at Accakink to cut down wood for the said iron works for the Benefit of my son WILLIAM towards the Discharge of the said Incumbrances. Item I appoint Colo. HENRY FITZHUGH & Capt. DANIEL McCARTHY Guardian to all my children till they arive at the age of 21 years and Executors of this my Last Will & Testament.
      presence Catesby Cooke, Jno. ffitthugh
      Lancelot Pockley, Jno. Warner
      The within Last Will & Testament was presented in Court .. proved by witnesses .. admitted to record. Certificate granted for obtaining probate.

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      1730 5th or 6th November - King George County, Virginia - Indenture between William Lampton of Hanover, King George County, Planter, & John Grigsby and Anne his wife, of one part and James Jones of Parish of Hanover Parish of King George, Bricklayer of other part . . . . sell unto James Jones, 100 acres which William Lampton, late of King George County, deceased, formerly purchased of John Hopkins and Ann, his wife, by his Last Will & Testament, gave to his son Samuel Lampton & if he died before arrived age of 18 years then to be equally divided between his other three children (vis) above named William Lampton & Anne now the wife of the above named John Grigsby & Joshua Lampton which Samuel dying before he came to age of 18 years the said William & Anne Grigsby by virtue of their Father's will became seized of one full third part land being partly in King George County and partly in Stafford in Parish of Hanover & St Pauls . . . .bounded by lands of William Grigsby, son of John Grigsby, late of Stafford County, deceased & of Major John Fitzhugh and Richard Ross . . . for Thirty pounds current money of Virginia. Presence of Richard Bryan, William Lampton Thomas Vinvion, Richard Tutt, John Grigsby, Anne (her x mark) Grigsby, 6th November 1730 .. then came William Lampton, John Grigsby & Anne his wife being Solely examined confessed her free consent thereto .. Deeds of lease & release together with consideration mentioned recorded. Pp 108-110.

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      Stafford County, Virginia Will Book M page 78-81; 15 Mar 1732
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      1717-1725 Richmond County, Virginia Will Book 4 [Robert K. Headley, jr.];
      p.120 - Thomas FITZHUGH, of Stafford County, will; 20 Dec 1717, 1 Jul 1719.
      bros. Henry, George, and John; fr. Thomas GREEN; Mr. BUTLER; wife Anne; dau. Mary; bro. Henry to have care and tuition of dau. Mary until she marries or reaches 18; mentions debts to several persons in New England; ex: bros. Henry, George, and John; wits: James GREEN, Henry BUTLER. [Thomas FITZHUGH mar. Anne Fowke (MASON) DARRELL, mid., ca. 1716. MRC, p.69.]
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      1699-1709 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press];
      pp. 92-103 At a Court held for Stafford County 10th Decr. 1701
      Will of WILLIAM FITZHUGH. William Fitzhugh of Stafford County Gent.
      being by God's Grace bound for England .. and being at present in perfect health ., appoint this my last will and testament this 9th day April. 1700 .. bequeath such estate .. following after they have disposed my body to decent interment without noise feasting drink or tumult .. give and bequeath to my eldest son WM. FITZHUGH all these tracts of land following (tiizt) all that tract of land known by the. name of. Vaulx land being in Westmoreland County' containing 6000 acres also that parcel of land that escheated from OLIVER GILPIN lying in Nomony in Westmoreland County containing 475 acres also one other tract of land joining upon the abovesd. land of Vaulx his land before devised taken up & pat tented by myself containing 2191 acres also one other tract of land I bought of PATRICK MUCKLEROY lying at the head Popes Creek in Westmoreland containing 250 acres also the one half of another tract above Ocquaquan in Stafford County pattented by myself containing 21996 acres all which said tracts and dividends of land as above expressed I give Wiliam Fitzhugh .. for want of heirs to my son HENRY FITZHUGH .. and for want of heirs to my son THOMAS FITZHUGH .. for want of heirs to my son GEORGE FITZHUGH .. for want of heirs to my son JOHN FITZHUGH .. I further give to my on William all that parcel of land I pow live on in Stafford County conta. 1000 acres to be equally divided betwixt him & his Mother equally halves & after her decease I give the tract wholly to William Fitzhugh .. (then descent as above for want of heirs) .. to my son HENRY FITZHUGH all these tracts of land .. the other moiety or half lying above Ocquaquan in Stafford County patented by myself containing 21996 acres whereof 1 have given his Brother William one half also one tract of land conta. 600 acres known by the name of the Church Quarter Land also another tract of land lying at the head of Potomack Creek in Stafford County conta. 6000 acres known by the name of Wilkinsons Pattent all which dividends of land above expressed I give my son Henry Fitzhugh .. for want of heirs to son William Fitzhugh .. (then descent to other sons as before) .. I give my son THOMAS FITZHUGH all that parcel of land I bought of Mr. Waugh conta. 400 acres lying upon Rappahannock one half thereof Being now leased to Mr. WILLIAM YATES also one other tract of land conta. 1090 acres bought of Parson Waugh lying the fforrest betwixt Rappahannock & Potomack Creek and nigh the head thereof also another tract conta. 350 acres lying uppon Rappahannock River escheated from GEORGE SHEPHARD also another tract of 350 acres bought by me of JOHN CHADWELL lying upon Rappahannock River also another tract of land containing 1248 acres which I bought of JOHN GLENDENING in Rappahannock Forrest also one other tract containing 1246 acres wch I bought of RICHARD SHEEPY and lying also on Rappahannock Forrest .. for want of heirs to my son Wm. Fitzhugh .. (then descent to Henry, George, John) .. I give to my son GEORGE FITZHUGH all that parcel of land that I bought of Mr. CAREY joining upon Mr. GEORGE BRENT, Mr. MATHEW TOMPSON and others upon Acquia & Chappawomack Creeks in Stafford County containing 2100 acres and the first choice of a dividend of land containing 6000 acres patented by the said Carreys Father & another named (blank) who by survivorship has all right therein as by the patent will fully appear but his heir has promised to be at all the things of tha survey & the particular division & hath further promised to allow unto the division 400 acres to be joyned to the 2100 acres aforesaid and the first choice after a full survey & division .. then George or his guardian hereafter named to take the first choice .. also I give another tract of land conta. 500 acres lying upon Quantico Creek in Stafford County escheated from HENRY WALKER also another tract lying near Quantico in Stafford County being the 1/2 of 800 acres escheated by Capt. GEORGE BRENT and myself from one MARY HOSLINGTON the moiety thereof being 400 acres though all falls to me by survivorship yet we agreed in our lifetimes not to take advantage .. also a tract lying at head of Quantico in Stafford County being the half of a divident of 2150 acres escheated by myself and Mr. JOHN NEWTON from one Henry Walker the moiety being 1075 acres though all falls to me by survivorship .. also another tract _Lying near the falls of Occaquan in Stafford County containing 1000 acres pattented by myself and whereon a Tanyard was made by Mr. RICE HOOE'S Father also another tract lying between Hollowing Point & Doggs Island in Stafford County within two miles of Collo. Mason containing 500 acres escheating from one MARY IRELAND .. (for want of heirs to William, then Henry, then Thomas, then John) -. to my son JOHN FITZHUGH the land I bought of Doctr. RICHD. BRYANT lying in Paspetanzy fforest containing 200 acres being now leased to Doctor Bryant also one other tract of land containing 150 acres which I escheated from CHARLES ANSELL, upon the back of my dwelling plantation being now leased to JOHN SNEE (?) & STEPHEN SEBASTIAN also one other tract conta. 200 acres which I escheated from OLIVER BOKEH his heirs nigh Chotank Creek in Stafford County & in lease of RlCHD. BROAD also one other tract conta. 548 acres which I bought of JOHN MATHEWS lying upon Paspetanzy fforest and now part thereof in tenancy of one Phillip the Taylor also one other tract conta. 400 acres which I bought of JOSEPH NEWTON lying near Machotick Dam and a little distance from my dwelling plantation & tenanted by NICH. SAVIN, JOEL STRIPLIN, RICHD. WALL. also one other tract containing 100 acres which I bought of RICHARD ELLKlN lying near JOHN GRIGSBYS now leased to HOPKON SEBASTIAN also one other tract containing 175 acres which I bought of THOMAS PORTER lying in the ffnrest betwixt Rappahannock & Potomack & now tenanted by ROBT. JONES also one other tract containing about 400 acre:; which I bought of one EDMUND PIERCE upon Machotick Dam now tenanted by GEORGE DOWNING, CHARLES MARTYN & WM. KING also one other tract containing 100 acres which I bought of JOHN COLCKLEY lying near and adjoining to WILLIAM BUMBURYS now tenanted by EMANUEL HUM .. (for want of heirs to William, then Henry, then Thomas, then George) .. Whereas I have given to my loving wife SARAH FITZHUGH the one moiety or half of the plantation & part of the land that I now live on together with the use & benefit of the still thereon equally to be divided betwixt my son William & her in lieu of all dower & Right of Dower to my lands before mentioned which will not only be a manliest a due respect to me when reduced to Dist & ashes but a preservation and assistance to the residue of my Poor young orphans left behind .. whatsoever lands is England or the Province of Maryland and in Virga. I give to my son Wm. .. (proceeds to assign his personal estate among those mentioned) .. (assignment of money) .. (further discussion of wife's rights) Presence Richard Fossaker, John Washington,
      Thomas Gilson, Wm. Andrews, W. Fitzhugh
      Alexander Spence, .Jno. Nichollson
      At. a Court held 10th Decr. 1701 .. the last will and testament of William Fitzhugh was exhibited to the Court .. William Fitzhugh giving security according to the will.

      Codicil to Will. Makes Son William guardian of his sons Henry, Thomas, George and John until they arrive to age eighteen .. to lease their lands -. 20th October 1701.
      Presence William Andrews, W. Fitzhugh
      Alexander Spence, John Nichollson
      At a Court held .. 10th December 1701 ,. first codicil proved -.

      Second codicil to will: bequests to his servants JOHN NichollsON, HENRY the Carpenter & THOMAS the Glazier one year of their times by Indenture .. to my Cousin DAVID ABBOT his time by Indenture being seven years .. to Mrs. ANN ODONELL two stuff gowns and Petticoats .. unto my Mother Newton .. 20th October 1701.
      Presence Wm. Andrews, W. Fitzhugh
      Alexr. Spence, incr. Nichollson
      At a Court held 10th Decr. 1701 .. Second codicil proved .. probate granted Executors .. ordered to be recorded. Collo. GEORGE MASON, Mr. JOHN WASHINGTON, Mr. Robert. ALEXANDER & Capt. RICHD. FOSSAKER assumed with said Executor WILLIAM FITZHUGH to be security for performance of said will & codicils according to the true intent & meaning of said Testator.
      In Obedience to an order of said County Court dated the 10th Decr. 1701 I have taken the above. will and recorded the same according to sd Order. N. Pope DCSC
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      1722-1728 Stafford County, Virginia Deed Book J; [Antient Press];
      pp. 234-238 This Indenture made 10th & 11th Aprill 1726 between RICHARD ELLKINS of Parish Hannover in County King George Planter & JOHN FITZHUGH of Parish St. Pauls County Stafford Gent. „ by deeds of lease & release .. for sum Two thousand pounds of good Tobacco in hand paid sell parcel of land in Parish St. Pauls being; plantation whereon WILLIAM BURTON now lives containing 75 acres & is the half part of 150 acres which RALPH ELKINS Father of the said Richard purchased of Majr. JAMES ASHTON by deeds dated 8th November 1681 & by his Last Will & Testament dated 26th May 1690 the said Ralph Ellkins bequeathes the land to his sons Richard & NATHANIEL together ..
      Presence Daniel McCarty, Richard Ellkins Thomas Humston, Jno. Warner
      At Court held for Stafford County 13th Aprill 1726 Richard Ellkins acknowledged deed .. which is admitted to record.
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      1718-1719 Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 8; Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 128)
      Richmond County Court 1st of July 1719
      - FITZHUGH's Will proved
      The Last Will and Testament of THOMAS FITZHUGH, deced., was presented in Court by HENRY FITZHUGH, GEORGE FITZHUGH and JOHN FITZHUGH, his Executors, who made Oath thereto and being proved by the Oaths of HENRY BUTLER, one of the witnesses thereto, is admitted to Record; And on motion of the Executors and their performing what is usual] in such cases, Certificate is granted them for obtaining a Probate thereof in due forme
      - FITZHUGH's Estate to be appraised
      JOHN DUNWOODIE, WILLIAM LAMPTON, WILLIAM STROTHER and SAMUELL SKINKER or any three of them sometime between this and the next Court are appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of THOMAS FITZHUGH, deced., in money, which shall be presented to their view and make report thereof to the said next Court. WILLIAM THORNTON, Gent., or any other Justice of the Peace for this County, is requested to administer an Oath to the Appraisers for their true appraisment of the Decedent's Estate as also to HENRY FITZHUGH, GEORGE FITZHUGH and JOHN FITZHUGH, the Executors for their true discovery thereo

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