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

Thomas Buckner

Male 1628 - 1694  (65 years)


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  • Name Thomas Buckner 
    Birth 16 Aug 1628  St Mary's Parish, Reading, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 10 Feb 1694  Dragon Swamp, Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24600  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Father Virginia Buckner 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F16299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Will of Edward Porteus.

      Encloses a small list of debts to be paid.

      To the poor of Petsoe parish, where he now lives, £8.
      To Mary Cox and her children the debt her deceased husband owed him, and £4 to clothe the children.
      To George Major, Sr., £5.
      To James Murr two cows, and to his sister Rachell two cows and £4.
      To the poor of Newbottle parish, Scotland (where his father's estate is), £8 to be remitted to his friend Mr. James Fowlis, merchant in London, and sent to testator's sisters for distribution.
      To William Allen one cow.
      To John Gardner and his wife one cow.
      To Nathaniel Mills, formerly his servant, a cow and a calf.
      To Mr. Thomas Buckner and his wife £10.
      To Mr. David Alexander and his wife £10.
      To his sister Mary (wife of Mr. Thomas Lawry) £20.
      To his sister Isobell £25.
      To his sister Elizabeth £20.
      To his sister Christian £25.
      To his wife his horse Jack with her saddle and furniture; also her clothing and his largest silver tankard and caudle cup, a featherbed and furniture, the time his English servant maid Betty has to serve, and his Negro girl Cumbo.

      His personal estate not to be appraised or valued, but his wife to have a third of it in kind for her dower, the rest going to his son Robert, whim he names executor.

      Asks his friend Capt. John Smith of Purton to act as executor during Robert's minority, leaves him £9 and his wife 20s. for a ring; testator's wife may be executor is unmarried.

      Negroes and servants to be kept on his plantations, also the stock, and produce sent yearly to England.

      He had received £20 from Alderman Jeffreys, and wants £16 of it sent to his four sisters, through either James Fowlis or Jeffrey Jefferys, Esq., to whom he leaves 20s. for a ring.

      Asks an accounting from his brother-in-law Thomas Lawry of management of his father's estate in Newbotle in Scotland. Value of this estate some £60 yearly he wants for his son Robert; the estate has been in their name for may generations.

      Signed 23 February 1693/4. Witness Sarah Buckner, Richard Bradshaw (his mark).

      Admon. 24 October 1700 to Jeffrey Jeffreys of the parish of St. Andrews Undershaft, London, for estate of Edward Porteus, late of Gloucester County, Virginia, deceased, so far as concerns money owed by James Fowlis, merchant, of London, to deceased; during absence of Margret Porteus, now in Virginia; the other executor John Smith is dead.

      Source:
      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/VTLS/CR/04793/index.html Survey Report Image
      Survey Report No. SR 04793
      Microfilm Reel No. NOT FILMED
      Author Principal Probate Registry Class: Will-Register Books 157-158 NOEL.
      Title Will of Edward Porteus
      Publication 1700
      Gen. note Probate Act Book 1700, 184

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