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

John 'Jr' Buckner

Male Abt 1693 - 1748  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name John 'Jr' Buckner 
    Birth Abt 1693  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 12 Jul 1748  York County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24943  Tree1
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2023 

    Father William Buckner,   b. 1661, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 May 1716, Yorktown, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Catherine Ballard,   b. 1674, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 1690  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Justice of York County Va. 1729-1741. Inventory of estate filed in Stafford Co. Virginia, 11 Oct 1748.
      Will Exec. was John Stith, nephew.
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      1729-1748 Stafford County, Virginia Will Book M; [Antient Press]; Page 537-537 In Name of God Amen I JOHN BUCKNER of Town and County of York being sick and weak in body but of perfect memory do make this my last will and Testament. Imprimis
      I give to my beloved Nephew BUCKNER STITH four Negroes little James and Jenny of my Estate in York, Charles & Juda in Stafford.
      I give unto my beloved Nephew DRURY STITH, one Negro boy called Jack, Son of Gegg at Yorke in order to satisfie a debt 7 owe him.
      I give to my beloved Niece KATHERINE STITH four Negroe girls named Pegg, Betty, May & Bridgett. Pegg being at GRIFFIN STITH'S & Betty at Drury Stith's the other two in York County.
      I give to LANGHORN DADE Negro girl called Sarah, Daughter of Beck in Stafford County.
      I give to my beloved Nephew Griffin Stith on the Eastern Shore in Virginia my tract or parcel of land in County of York to him and his heirs forever.
      I give unto Griffin Stith my six Lotts in York Town my wind mill with the Lott of ground it stands on & my warehouses under the Hill to him and his heirs ..
      I give to the said Griffin Stith all my Negroes in County and Town of York except what is given as aforesaid to Drury, Buckner and Katherine Stith.
      I give to the said Griffin Stith all my stock of what kind soever belonging to my Estate at York.
      I give to my beloved Nephew JOHN STITH all my Tract or parcel of land lying in Parish of St. Paul in County of Stafford to him and his heirs lawfully begotten forever.
      I give to said John Stith all my Negroes in Parish of St. Pauls, County Stafford except what is given as aforesaid to Buckner Stith and Longhorn Dade together with all the horses and stock of what kind soever. 1 give to John Stith my tract or parcel of land in County of Caroline containing 1500 acres more or less to him and his heirs forever with all the Negroes and stock of what kind soever there unto belonging.
      I give the said John Stith my boy JACK HOPE, with my chair and chair horses.
      I give to the said John Stith all my Books in my house in York Town. in case John Stith should die without issue then I give to my Nephew Buckner Stith, my tract or palcell of land in Parish of St. Pauls in County of Stafford to him and his heirs lawfully begotten.
      It is my will that my Estate shall not be divided between Griffin and John Stith untill all my debts be fully paid.
      I do appoint my Nephew John Stith and Griffin Stith ExEs of this my Last will and Testament ., hereby revoking all other wills .. this 27th day of April 1748.
      Presence Henry Fitzhugh, John Buckner Lawrence Washington, Will. Fitzhugh, Longhorn Dade
      At Court held for Stafford County July 12th 1748 Will presented .. being proven .. admitted to record .. Certificate granted for obtaining Probate .. Page 538-539 Pursuant to an Order of Stafford Court dated 12th July 1748 to us directed to value and appraise Estate of JOHN BUCKNER Gent deced being first sworn .. items listed and valued .. Henry Washington
      This day came Henry Washington, Robt. Massey Jno. Washington Robert Massey and John Washington Gent appraisers made oath before me this 27th July 1748.
      R. Bernard
      At Court held for Stafford County August the Ith 1748 Inventory admitted to record
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      1727-1852 Caroline Co VA lost Wills
      Buckner, John :27 April 1748/12 July 1748
      ... of York County .. .
      nephews Buckner Stith and Drury Stith, and niece Katherine Stith certain slaves ...
      to Langhorn Dade a slave ...
      nephew Griffin Stith of the Eastern Shore of Virginia land in York County, my six lots in Yorktown, Windmill and surrounding land, my warehouses under the hill ... also my negroes in the town and county of York except what is given to Drury, Buckner and Katherine Stith ...
      to Griffin Stith all my stock belonging to estates in York ...
      nephew John Stith land in Stafford, St. Paul's parish, also negroes and stock in Stafford ...
      to my nephew John Stith all my land in Caroline, 1500 acres more or less with negroes, stock, my chair, chair driver Hoge and chair horses, all my books in my house in Yorktown ...
      residue to Buckner Stith in Stafford ...
      Executors: John and Griffin Stith ...
      witnesses: Henry Fitzhugh, Lawrence Washington, Langhorn Dade.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vastaffo/deaths/1700deathsac.htm
      URL title: Stafford County Deaths - 1700s
      Note:
      BUCKNER, Major John, May 6, 1748.
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      Crozier, William Armstrong,
      The Buckners of Virginia and the allied families of Strother and Ashby New York:
      Published privately for William DickinsonBuckner by the Genealogical Association, 1907, 415 pgs.
      page 28

      JOHN BUCKNER, JR., was a Justice of York County from 1729 to 1741, and Burgess in 1736. During the latter part of his life he resided in King George County, where he died about 1745.

      The inventory of his estate was recorded in Stafford County Oct. 11, 1748. The total value of the personal property being £805. Not included in the appraisement were, "two negroes at Drury and Griffin Stith's; about 80 hogs in Stafford; seventeen silver spoons, and eighty volumes of books." His nephew, John Stith, was executor.

      There is recorded in Northumberland County a - deed from Griffin Stith, conveying certain land in York, which his uncle, John Buckner, had left to him in his will, which is stated to be on_ record in King George County. As the will books of King George-which was originally part of Stafford County are missing, it is impossible to say if John Buckner left direct issue or not.
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      Crozier, William Armstrong,
      The Buckners of Virginia and the allied families of Strother and Ashby New York:
      Published privately for William DickinsonBuckner by the Genealogical Association, 1907, 415 pgs.

      page 28

      Of the two sons of Major William Buckner, but little is known. William died young, leaving his share of the estate to his brother John. His will is in the York Court records. After a brief preamble, it reads "I give unto my loving brother John Buckner all ye estate I die possessed of real and personal, and doe appoint my sd. loving brother my whole and sole exr. of this my last will and testament." Dated Dec. 17, 1722.