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

James Hord

Male 1713 - 1785  (71 years)


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  • Name James Hord 
    Born 21 Mar 1713  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1785  Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hord Family Cemetery, Brandywine, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I25102  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father John Hord,   b. 29 Dec 1664, Ewell, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1749, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jane MNU Hord,   b. Aft 1668, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1743, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1700  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16721  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Miller,   b. 1717, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1770  (Age > 54 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1761  St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mildred Hord,   b. Abt 1736, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1758, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)  [natural]
     2. James Hord,   b. Bef 1748, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Mary Hord,   b. Abt 1760, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Thomas Hord,   b. Aft 1761, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Ambrose Hord,   b. Aft 1761, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. William Hord,   b. Aft 1761, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. John Hord,   b. Aft 1761, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Jane Hord,   b. Aft 1761, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Sarah Hord,   b. Aft 1761, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     10. Isabella Hord,   b. Aft 1761, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F16719  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/137023129/james-hord
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      James Hord (John1) was baptized in Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia, March 21, 1713 (Register of Christ Church, Middlesex). His father bequeathed him an estate of 250 acres in King George County.

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      He is styled "gentleman" in a deed from Elias Edmunds to James Hord, Junior, his son (Stafford County records).

      October 5, 1750, He was Surveyor of Highways in King George County.

      August, 1752, He was Surveyor of Highways in King George County (Order Book, 1751-55, Page 98).

      August 6, 1767--August 4, 1768--He was Inspector in King George County.

      He was Viewer of Roads, King George County: "Gerard Banks, James Hord, Peter Hord are ordered to view the road and make a report" (Order Book, King George
      County, 1766-90, page 1125).

      August 1, 1760 "Indenture between William Hord and Lucy his wife of King George County of the one part and James Hord of King George County on the other part" conveying 250 acres of land in King George County, "said land having been devised to William Hord by his father John Hord, late of Essex County."

      In the Order Book of King George County are the following references to James Hord: "James Hord brings before Court his servant Peter Warberton for absenting himself from his service for eighty days, etc." (Order Book, 1751-55, Page 98).

      August 6, 1767, "John Pollard, Thomas Sharpe, John Cox and James Hord are recommended to his Honor the Governor as proper persons for Inspectors at Falmouth warehouse."

      August 4, 1768, "John Pollard, Thomas Sharpe, John Cox and James Hord are recommended to his Honor, the Governor, as proper persons for Inspectors at Dixon's warehouse."

      April 6, 1769, "Linchfield Sharpe, Peter Hord, James Hord and Thomas Strother, or any three of them, are appointed Appraisers of the estate of John Herndon."

      When the boundary line of King George and Stafford Counties was changed in 1777, James Hord became a resident of Stafford County.

      November 8, 1780, "James Hord, Gentleman," is mentioned in a deed from "Elias Edmunds to James Hord, Junior, conveying 200 acres joining on the Rappahannock River and bounding land of Rhodin Hord, Robert Elliston, and James Hord, Gentleman" (Stafford County records).

      1785, "James Hord, Senior," had "5 white souls" in his family, owned "1 dwelling" and "5 other buildings" (U. S. Census showing "Heads of Families" in Stafford County, Virginia., 1785).

      James Hord married Margaret Miller, who is mentioned by Robert Hord in his manuscript (1838) as a sister of "Colonel Simon Miller." Her brother was Captain Simon Miller, Captain of Militia, Fauquier County, November 26, 1761 (See Crozier's "Virginia Militia").

      Captain Simon Miller was "gentleman Justice" of Essex County 1747-50 (Will Book 8, pp. 30, 223, 303, 313, 423).
      He was candidate for Burgess from Essex County 1741 (Deed Book, 1738-42, Page 312).
      Margaret Miller was daughter of John Miller, of Essex County, whose will was proved in Essex County, December 20, 1743. He mentions her in his will as "daughter Margaret Howard," evidently an error in spelling. John Miller was son of Captain Simon Miller and is mentioned in the latter's will proved in Old Rappahannock County, May 2, 1684.

      Children of James Hord were:

      27. James Hord. He was probably the James Hord who was Ensign, King George County Militia during the Revolution (See "Virginia County Records," Vol. VI, page 242, by Crozier).

      March 3, 1768 "Judgment upon petition is granted unto James Hord, Junior, against Richard Gatewood for one cow and calf of the value of three pounds current money which he is ordered to pay unto the plt. with the Atts. fee and costs" (Order Book, King George County). "On the motion of John Mullit a witness for James Hord against Richard Gatewood it is ordered the said Hord pay him seventy-five pounds of tobacco for three days attendance according to law."

      James Hord, Junior, became a resident of Stafford County after the boundary line between King George and Stafford counties was changed in 1777.

      November 8, 1780, "Elias Edmunds conveys to James Hord, Jr. 200 acres formerly belonging to Thomas Turner and conveyed to him by Simon Miller joining on the Rappahannock River and bounding land of Rhodin Hord, Robert Elliston and James Hord Gentleman" (Deed, Stafford County).

      28. Thomas Hord.
      29. Ambrose Hord.
      30. William Hord.
      31. John Hord.
      32. Jane Hord; married John Sherrill.
      33. Mildred Hord; married Rev. Aaron Bledsoe, of Orange County, Virginia., son of William Bledsoe, whose will was proved in Culpeper, April 19, 1770 (See "Virginia Magazine," Vol. VI, page 345, for an account of the Bledsoe Family).
      34. Sarah Hord; married James Hord (58).
      35. Isabella Hord.
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      1743-1752 King George County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 324-325
      To all Christian People .. I JOSEPH STROTHER SENIOR of King George County Hanover Parish .. for natural love .. I have for my Son JOSEPH STROTHER .. and for his advancement in the World .. as well as for Sum of Twenty pounds current money .. grant tract in Brunswick Parish King George County .. containing 300 acres .. beginning White oak on Main branch of Richland Run .. to Cole's Path.. to line of SIMON MILLER'S land .. to line of JAMES HORD .. to beginning .. 5th January 1749.
      Presence Robert Strother, Jos: Strother
      Benja. Berry, Wm: Wren
      At a court held 5th January 1749 Deed of Gift .. Receipt for consideration money .. recorded.

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