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

Thomas Muse

Male Abt 1704 - 1734  (~ 30 years)


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  • Name Thomas Muse 
    Born Abt 1704  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Nov 1734  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I25632  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2021 

    Father Thomas Muse,   b. 1665, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1732, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Sturman,   b. Abt 1680, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1735, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1712  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15950  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Sanford,   b. Bef 1713, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 6 Aug 1729  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Muse,   b. Abt 1730, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1759, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F14643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1726-1729 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds & Will Book 8, Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 253a-254
      - IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen I THOMAS MUSE of Washington Parish in the County of Westmorland being sick of body but of perfect sence & memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life doe prepare make & declare this my Last Will & Testament in manner & forme following. Imprimis. I resigne and recommend my immortall soule into the hands of my blessed Saviour & Redeemer Christ Jesus in firm hope & beliefe through his meritorious death & passion to receive pardon & forgiveness of all my Sins & a joyful resurrection att the Last Day to eternal bliss & happiness and for my worldly Estate God in his abundance of his mercy hath been pleased to allow me, I dispose their of through his permition in manner & forme following:
      Item. It is my Will & desire that my Brother, CHRISTOPHER MUSE, have Negro Harre the which I purchased with his money & all the rest of his Estate to the which I have in my possession delivered him by my Executors when he demands it & as much meale & Corn as shall be sufficient to serve him two years & one Milk Cow the same time to give him milke;
      Item I give and bequeath to my Brother, DANLL. MUSE, one of my fine Shurts and one of my course ones his choice of all I have &. two pare of shoos and two pare of stockins.
      Item. I give & bequeath unto my Friend, BENJA: WADDEY, fifteen shillings. All the rest & residue and remaining part of my Estate, I give to my Son, THOMAS MUSE, to him his heirs & assigns for ever;
      Item It is my will and desire that my Father in Law. Mr. RICHARD SANFORD, have the care and tuition of my Son, THOMAS, untill my Son shall arive to the age of Eighteen years old: if my Father in Law shall depart this life before my Son shall attaine to the age of Eighteen then I leave him to the care and tuitiun of my brother in Law, RICHD. SANFORD JUNR.. until! he shall arive to the age of Eighteen at which age I give my Son to his own Liberty to act for himselfe, but not to receive his Estate from my Executors until! he shall arive to the age of Twenty one. I doe hereby appoint my Father in Law, Mr. RICHD. SANFORD, & my Brother, JOHN MUSE, whole and sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament & doe hereby revoke all other Wills by me att any time made and I doe declare that none other to be taken for my Last Will & Testament. In Wittness whereof, I have hereunto sett my hnd and seal this 29th day of October 1734
      Signed Sealed & Published in presence of us
      JOHN PERRY, THOMAS MUSE
      MARTHA her mark MORE
      Westmorland ss, At a Court held for the said County the 26th day of November 1734 This Last Will and Testament of THOMAS MUSE, deced., was presented into Court by RICHARD SANFORD and JOHN MUSE, the Executors therein named, who made Oath thereto and being proved by the Oath of JOHN PERRY, one of the witnesses thereto, is admitted to Record Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the 20th day of December 1734
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      MUSE, ANNE, 14 June 1725; 29 June 1726. Westmoreland County, Virginia
      Son Edward the land of my deceased husband; sons William, Hopkins, John, Augustine and George the lands which he leased to Col. William Fitzhugh; my dau, Mary Sanford bed in possession of Thomas Muse Jr.; dau. Anne Muse bed and furniture; dau. Sarah Muse 1 bed, furniture and table; son in law Robert Sanford; friend Benjamin Waddey a ring.
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      1723-1726 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds & Will Book 8, Part 1
      [Antient Press]; Page 38-39
      - BE IT KNOWN unto all men by these presents that I THOMAS MUSE of the Parish of Washington in County of Westmoreland, Planter, as well in consideracon of the love and affecon which I bear unto my two Sons, THOMAS MUSE & CHRISTOPER MUSE. and for preventing any controversie that may happen or arise after my death as also for the Rent herein after menconed, have demised & to farm lett unto THOMAS MUSE, JUNR. all that the full quantity of fifty acres of land be the same more or less now in the tenure & occupation of my Eldest Son JOHN MUSE, being that parcell of land which I purchased of my Brother, JOHN MUSE, deced as by Deeds of Lease & Release dated the twenty eighth day of July in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighteen on the Records of said County may appear; the land scituate in the Parish & County aforesaid and bounded; Begining at a little Hiccory by the Road side, so down a Valley to the head of a Branch to a marked black Gum, includeing all the land between that Branch & my line, Together with all houses orchards. priviledges & appurtenances belonging: To have and to hold the tract of land with appurtenances to my Son, THOMAS MUSE and his assignes dureing his natural life and after his decease unto my Son, CHRISTOPHER MUSE his heirs under the Rents limitations & provisoes as are menconed & contained in the Lease from Coll. WILLIAM FITZHUGH and unto my Brother, JOHN MUSE from whom I purchased the same; Provided nevertheless that my Son, JOHN MUSE, notwithstanding any matter or clause menconed or containined in these presents shall quietly possess & enjoy the land and premisses dureing my natural life without the hindrance of THOMAS & CHRISTOPHER MUSE: they paying therefore unto my assigns yearly at the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Christ, the Rent of two hundred and seventy five pounds of tobacco on this Plan tacon & land above demised; In Witness whereof I the said THOMAS MUSE have hereunto sett my hand & affixed my seal the day & year first above written
      Sealed & delivered in the presence of
      B. ASHTON, THOMAS MUSE
      EVAN PRICE
      Westmoreland. At a Court held for the said County the 26th day of May 1725
      THOMAS MUSE personally acknowledged this Deed of Guift from him to his Sons, THOMAS & CHRISTOPHER, to be his proper act & deed, which WILLIAM STURMAN accepted on their behalves; And ELIZABETH, Wife of the said THOMAS, personally relinquished her right of Dower & Thirds at the common Law in and to the lands & premisses passed by), the said Deed. all which at the said STURMANs instance is admitted to Record Test THO: SORRELL, Cl
      Recordat nono die Juny 1725

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