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

Francis Conway

Male 1722 - 1761  (38 years)


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  • Name Francis Conway 
    Birth 27 Dec 1722  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 17 May 1761  Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26334  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Father Francis Conway,   b. 15 Sep 1696, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1733, Port Conway, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 36 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Rebecca Catlett,   b. 1702, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Mar 1760, King George County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 21 Oct 1717  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Taliaferro,   b. 8 Oct 1727, St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Jan 1784, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 56 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1744  St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Conway,   b. 28 Oct 1747, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1802, Clark County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 56 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Francis Conway,   b. 7 Mar 1749, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Feb 1794, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 44 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Catlett Conway,   b. 25 Dec 1751, 'Hawfield' Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Sep 1827, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 75 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Sarah Conway,   b. 27 Nov 1759, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Nov 1820, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 60 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F15505  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

  • Notes 
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      King George County Will Book A - Page 115-118
      Will of REBECCA MOORE. I REBECCA MOORE of county of King George
      Whereas my late husband JOHN MOORE did by his last will and testament bearing date 29th July 1758 give and bequeath to me his riding chair and two horses .. (also mentions the other bequests) •. and by virtue of said will did on 16th day July last past make choice of the five Negroes •• I bequeath unto my son WILLIAM MOORE when he attains age of Twenty one and to my grandson JAMES MADDISON junr. when he attainsEighteen years of age to be equally divided between them..if WILLIAM should die before age Twenty one his part to be equally divided between my four grandsons FRANCIS and CATLETT CONWAY and FRANCIS andAMBROSE MADISON .. and in case my grandson JAMES MADISON dying before he attains age Eighteen .. his legacy to be divided between my grandsons FRANCIS & AMBROSE MADISON. To my son WILLIAM MOORE one third part of the silver spoons left me by my late Husband his Father, also a Mourning Ring of Thirty shillings value. I give my son FRANCIS CONWAY and SARAH his wife each of them a mourning ring of Thirty shillings value; to my daughter NELLY MADISON a mourning ring of Thirty shillings value, also my wearing apparel; to my niece MARY GILLISON the wife of Mr. JOHN GILLISON a mourning ring of Thirty shillings value; unto JANE TAYLOR wife of ERASMUS TAYLOR a mourning ring of Thirty shillings value;
      to my granddaughter MARY CONWAY when she attains the age of Twenty one or marries Fifty pounds currt. money of Virginia .. if she should die to be equally divided between my two grandsons FRANCIS and CATLETT CONWAY .. to my son in law JAMES MADISON and my son WILLLAM MOORE my two Executors .. what money I leave at my death I bequeath to my son WILLIAM MOORE and my grandson JAMES MADISON JUNR. to be equally divided between them .. my will that my son in law JAMES MADISON and my daughter NELLY his wife shall enjoy the legacies I have bequeathed my grandson JAMES MADISON JUNR. until he attains age Eighteen .. this 6th day
      of November 1758.
      Presence of Wm. Wren. Rebecca Moore
      Wm. Harrison. John x Brown
      At a court held .. 6th March 1760 .. will presented into court
      admitted to record.
      1738-1740 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 331-41.
      26-27 Sept. 1739. Anthony Thornton of Stafford County, Gent., to Francis Conway and Reuben Conway sons of Francis Conway of Caroline County, Gent., deceased. Lease and release; in consideration of agreement with Francis Conway. 2500 acres on the branches of the River Rappidan at the Great Mountains ... moiety of tract by letters patent 23 June 1732 granted to Francis Conway deceased and Anthony Thornton of 5000 acres In St. Mark's Parish, Spotsylvania County ... north side of the middle branch of the River Rappidan called Conway's River and in Neal is line ... upper corner of Beverley's Octuna land, near the pass between two mountains commonly called Offels Mountain and the Piney Mountain It was agreed by Francis Conway and Anthony Thornton that a partition be made, that the survivor should not take any advantage of survivorship ... Francis Conway in pursuance of the agreement did pay one moiety of the £25 sterling paid his Majestie's Receiver General and one moiety of the charge of surveying, but happened to depart this life having made his last will and testament 16 Feb. 1732 [1733] by which, confiding in Anthony Thornton's justice, he did bequeath unto his two sons Francis Conway and Reuben Conway all his lands at the south west and Great Mountains to be equally divided between them by his trustees in his will named, and did declare that if his son Catlet Conway should dye before he came of age that his son Francis Conway should have the land of Catlet Conway, and Reuben Conway should have the land devised between Francis Conway and Reuben Conway ... the will remaining in the County Court of Caroline The 2500 acres ... north side of the middle branch of the River Rappidan called Conway's River and in Neal's line • • near the pass between two mountains called Offels Mountain and the Piney Mountain ... [the description given in the patent is consistently corrected herein in accordance with a later survey]
      Anthony Thornton
      Wit: Thos. Chew, George Morton Senr., Zach. Taylor. 27 Sept. 1739, Acknowledged by Anthony Thornton. On motion of Jonathan Gibson admitted to record.
      ===
      1734-1749 Orange County, Virginia Road Orders; [Ann Brush Miller]
      27 November 1746, O.S. Page 105
      Ordered That Thos: Walker Henry Kindall Joseph Roy or any Two of Them lay of a Road from the head of Jacks Mill road to the top of The Blue ridge at The head of Swift Run to meet the road Ordered by Augusta Court in That County to The said Place being The Division of TheCounties & Thos: Walker is Appointed Surveyor of The same & that Henry Kindall, Josh: Roy, Jon Powel. Honorias Powel, Jas: Sturgion, James Berry, Thos: Wood. Wm: Holdman, & Their male Labouring Tithables John White, Walter Leonard. Wm: Syms, Robert Patterson, James Ridle Henry Shorter, Daniel Frank. Wm. Barbee & The Male labouring Tithables belonging to Beaverley Stanard where Blakey is Overseer & Francis Conway Gent & Micajah Picket do attend the said Overseer & Obey his direction in Clearing The said Way
      ===
      1743-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 531-532.
      Know all men by these presents that JOHN CHRISTOPHER, EDWARD SPENCER and ALEXANDER WAUGH of Orange County, Gents., bound unto MARY TALIAFERRO and LAURENCE TALIAFERRO and WILLIAM HUNTER Esqr. .. Executors of JOHN TALIAFERRO, dec'd, son and heir of FRANCIS CONWAY, dec'd, and BENJAMIN PORTER in penal sum of 1000 pounds sterling, truly to be made joyntly and severally .. 22 Oct 1747.
      The condition is the above named JOHN TALIAFERRO and FRANCIS CONWAY, the father, and Benjamin Porter become bound as securities for Ann James for her faithful administration of the estate of Edward Southall, dec'd, by Bond on 5 Oct 1728 .. with sd Ann James afterwards intermarried with the above bound John Christopher. Now if the above bound John Christopher, and Edward Spencer and Alexander Waugh, or either of them .. above obligation to be void.
      Witnesses: John Christopher
      T. Lewis Edward Spencer
      George Wythe Alexr. Waugh
      Recorded Orange County 22 October 1747.
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      1743-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 532-533.
      Indenture 22 Oct 1747 between JOHN CHRISTOPHER and ANN, his wife, of Orange County and EDWARD SPENCER and ALEXANDER WAUGH of the other .. Whereas Edward Spencer and Alexander Waugh by Bond dated same day with these presents, together with John Christopher, bound themselves unto Mary Taliaferro, Lawrence Taliaferro, William Hunter, Francis Conway and Benjamin Porter .. sum £1000 in consideration of the premises .. for Ten shillings .. have bargained and sell unto Edward Spencer and Alexander Waugh three negro slaves .. To have and to hold said slaves .. upon condition that if said John Christopher and Ann, his wife, discharge bond .. slaves shall consistently be kept in the said County of Orange .. or the New Erected County when the said County of Orange shall be divided .. the above sale to be void.
      Witnesses: Jno. Christopher
      T. Lewis, George Wythe Ann (X) Christopher
      Recorded Orange County Oct. 1747.
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      1742-1751 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book D; [William Armstrong Crozier]; Page 181
      Nov. 7, 1749. Thomas Turner, Junr., Gent., and Mary, his wife, of Spts. County, and Francis Conway, Gent., and Sarah, his wife, of Caroline County, to John Allan of Fredericksburg, Mercht.
      Whereas Charles Taliaferro, the Elder, late of the Co. of Caroline, died, seized and possessed of a tract of land in a place called Motts, and by his last will and testament, dated March 2, 1734, bequeathed the same to his granddaughters, Mary and Sarah Taliaferro, the sd. Mary intermarried with Thomas Turner, Junr., and the sd. Sarah intermarried with sd. Francis Conway, etc., sd. parties for 120 curr. sell the 570 a. to the sd. Allan, etc. No witnesses. Nov. 7, 1749.
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      1751-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 12; [Antient Press]; Page 201-202
      To all Christian people .. we JAMES MADISON and NELLY, his wife, of St. Thomas Parish, Orange County .. for brotherly affection unto FRANCIS CONWAY of Caroline County, Gent., and for divers reasons .. grant .. 1000 acres lying on branches of Black Walnut Run .. granted by pattent 3 May 1753 unto James Madison .. bounded .. Eddings .. George Purvise . . .
      Witnesses: James Madison
      Geo. Taylor Nelly Madison
      John Moore, Eras. Taylor
      Recorded Orange County 28th March 1754
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      1751-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 12; [Antient Press]; Page 202-204
      Indenture 28 Mar 1754 between FRANCIS CONWAY, Gent., and SARAH, his wife, County of Caroline, and JOHN MOORE, County of King George, Gent., for £20 .. grants land Parish of St. Thomas on both sides of the Black Walnut Run .. 334 acres . .
      Francis Conway
      Sarah Conway
      Sarah first privately examined . .
      Recorded Orange County 28th March 1754
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      1751-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 12; [Antient Press]; Page 205-206
      Indenture 28 March 1754 between FRANCIS CONWAY, Gent., and SARAH, his wife, of Caroline County, and MUMFORD STEVENS of Spotsylvania County, Planter .. Witnesseth that according to a
      decree of Caroline Court bearing date Fryday 13 Sept 1751, do grant 350 acres of land in Orange County on branches of Black Walnut Run and on the main road from the South West Mountains to Fredericksburg and bounded .. Thornton's line . .
      Recorded Orange County Francis Conway
      28th March 1754 Sarah Conway
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      1734-1760 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 11, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 66
      At a court held 25 March 1756 .. John Christopher and John Hawkins .. appointed to value six hundred and fifty acres belonging to JOHN MOORE and FRANCIS CONWAY, Gent., lying in this county .. valuation includes dwelling house 16 foot by 14 a 7), 12 acres cleared ground & fenced land, 500 pannel fencing about 5000 rails @ 40/, an orchard of 100 peach trees, a nursery of 480 fruit trees . . . . £303.4.6 .. made by John Christopher and John Hawkins.
      ===
      1751-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 12; [Antient Press]; Page 515-516
      Indenture 28 Feb 1759 between ALEXANDER WAUGH and FRANCES CONWAY of County of Caroline .. for £10 .. grants 80 acres .. part of a patent granted Alexr. Waugh for 100 acres 20 May 1749 . land on south side of the road that leads from between Alexander Waugh to Conway's Quarter up over the Mountain Run to the Middle Church .. all land on upper side of the branch called the Farmer's branch . .
      Witnesses: Alexr. Waugh
      Rowld. Thomas, Alexr. Waugh Junr.,
      John Thomas, Geo. Taylor
      Recorded Orange County 22nd March 1759
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      1751-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 12; [Antient Press]; Page 522-526
      Indenture 6 Apr 1759 between ANTHONY THORNTON of Caroline County, Gent., and CATHERINE, his wife, and FRANCIS CONWAY of same, Gent., and SARAH, his wife .. Whereas Anthony Thornton, late of the County of Stafford, Gent_, father of Anthony. party to these presents, and Francis Conway, late of the County of Caroline, Gent, father of the said Francis, party to these presents, did procure a patent dated the ---- for certain tract of land in Orange County, and whereas by the death of Francis Conway, the Elder, the whole right accrued to Anthony Thornton, the Elder, by survivorship, and Anthony, the Elder, being unwilling to take the advantage, did make over one moiety of the tract unto Francis Conway, party to these presents, and by his last will and testament gave to his son, Anthony, the other moiety. In order to make new division of the land, Mr. Zach. Taylor, Gent., Surveyor of the County of Orange, thereof dividing the said land for more clearness and mutually occupying peaceably all premises alloted
      Witnesses: Francis Conway
      William Forson Sarah Conway
      Benja. Johnson Anthony Thornton
      May (X) Fell Catherine Thornton
      Recorded Orange County 26th April 1759
      ===
      typ patent
      ref VPB 27 p191-193
      dat 20 May 1749
      to Alexander Waugh
      con Importation of 2 Persons to dwell within
      !William Hughes & Roaston Holland
      re 100a OR Co.
      loc 47446 -59161 F127 L0 P255
      pt A)a large wo in Line of Taliaferro's by Br. & to Francis Conway & running
      ln n60w; 36p; Taliaferro
      pt B) with another Line of sd Taliaferro's
      ln s60w; 540p;
      pt C) S60E 36P
      ln s60e; 36p;
      pt D) Line of Francis Conway
      ln n60e; ; Francis Conway
      end
      ===
      typ patent
      ref VPB 27 p193-194
      dat 20 May 1749
      decl -2
      to Alexander Waugh
      con Imp. 6 Persons
      re 300a OR Co.
      loc 1893 -8340 F127 L0 P255
      pt A)a ro on lower Side of Conways Br.
      ln s23e; 180p;
      pt B) 3 wos on br. of sd Run
      ln s30w; 60p;
      pt C) 2 ros & wo
      ln s; 100p;
      pt D) box Oak in Poison Field
      ln n70w; 100p; cross Conways Br.
      pt E) ro Sapl.
      ln n50w; 200p;
      pt F) wo Sapl. in poison Field
      ln s75w; 130p;
      pt G) 3 wos on Adams Lick Br.
      lm n; 10p; [est] down Adams Lick Br.
      pt H) Francis Conway's Line
      ln ; ; Francis Conway's Line
      end
      ===
      typ patent
      ref VPB 38 p532-533
      dat 6 Apr 1769
      to Patrick McNeal
      con 35 Sh.
      re 335a OR Co.
      loc -641 -7047 F127 L0 P255
      pt A)2 wos in Conway's Line
      ln s16e; 44p;
      pt B) 2 wos by br. to Waugh
      ln s70w; 78p; Waugh
      pt C) 2 ros
      ln s9e; 310p;
      pt D) 3 wos & hick. to Taliaferro
      ln s85w; 260p; Taliaferro
      pt E) 2 Sp.oaks to Taliaferro
      ln n65w; 148p;
      pt F) bush in Taliaferro's Line
      ln ne; 60p;
      pt G) bush between wo & ro
      ln n70e; 86p;
      pt H) 2 wos to Taliaferro
      ln ne; 130p;
      pt I) wo & ro to Taliaferro
      ln nw; 20p;
      pt J) ro & bl. Walnut to Conway
      ln ; ; Conway
      end

      ===
      1778-1781 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 391-393
      Indenture 17 Sept 1774 between ANTHONY THORNTON, GEORGE TAYLOR and SARAH, his wife, Executor and Executrix of FRANCIS CONWAY, dec'd, of County of Caroline of one part and HENRY OAKS of Orange County .. whereas Francis Conway did by will direct that lands his Brother, Catlett Conway, dec'd, bought of Tully Choice lying in Orange County should be sold for his (Francis) debts .. this Indenture witnesseth that for £25 paid .. grant unto Henry Oaks 320 acres land on branches of Black Walnut Run between lands of Capt. William Moore and lands Francis Conway conveyed to Mumford Stevens ..
      Witnesses: James Taylor, Anthony Thornton
      Jonathan Taylor, Catlett Conway George Taylor
      Sealed .. Anthony Thornton, presence Sarah Taylor
      of O. Towles, Rd. Waugh, James Taylor,
      James Taylor, Junior.
      Recorded Orange County 26th January 1775 .. proved and recorded 28th September 1780.

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