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

William Bernard

Male 1730 - 1782  (52 years)


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  • Name William Bernard 
    Born 6 Sep 1730  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1782  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I29176  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Richard Bernard,   b. 1702, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1759, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Hart,   b. Between 1694 and 1702, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1732, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 29 Aug 1729  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Family ID F15572  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah 'Sally' Savin,   b. Abt 1746, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1790, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 1768  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Bernard,   b. Abt 1769, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. William Bernard,   b. 3 Sep 1770, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1844  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     3. Thomas Bernard,   b. Abt 1771, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Sarah Bernard,   b. 1782, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1783, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F17433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Winifred Thornton,   b. 23 Sep 1729, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1765, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1750  St. Pauls Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Bernard,   b. 10 Apr 1753, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1785, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F17770  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Father: Richard BERNARD b: ABT 1660 d 1691Thomas Jett and William Bernard of Westmoreland County, from Francis Williams of the same County, 400 acres and negroes to secure a debt, 1768.
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      James Hughes 2005-11-01 10:53:39
      Fredericksburg Court Record Search

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      Blacksmith part of blacksmiths account of Thomas Wray paid in Nov. 1784
      Comment an 1806 note from Edmund Randolph talks of John Marshall succeeding to his business
      Death William Bernard Sr. died in Nov. 1782
      Death Sarah Bernard, an infant, died in 1783, within 12 months of the death of her father, William Bernard Sr.
      Death Sarah Bernard, widow of William Bernard Sr., died intestate in Jan. or Feb. 1790
      Defendant William Storke Jett (exor.); Richard Bernard (exor. - decd.); William Bernard Sr. (decd.); Thornton Bernard (infant); Anne Bernard
      Deponent / Affiant John Skinker Sr.; John Hipkins; John Dye (28); Reuben Turner; William Hooe Sr.; George W. Spooner
      Estate account of the estate of William Bernard Sr. decd. - 1783-1796
      Family William Bernard Jr., son of William Bernard Sr. by wife Sarah Bernard
      Family Sarah Bernard, widow of William Bernard Sr.
      Family Sarah Bernard, daughter of William Bernard Sr. by wife Sarah Bernard
      Family Anne Bernard, widow of Richard Bernard
      Family Richard Bernard, son of William Bernard Sr. by a former wife
      Family Thornton Bernard, son of Richard Bernard
      Locality King George Co.; Fauquier Co.; Henry Co.; Westmoreland Co.; Richmond Co.; Caroline Co.
      Overseer John Dye, overseer for William Bernard in 1792
      Plaintiff William Bernard Jr.
      School John Rose, admr. of John Walker, paid in 1792 for a book & for board & schooling for the year 1784
      Shoemaker Samuel Baker paid for making shoes - 1783
      Slave Guss; Sarah; Grace; Daniel; Jude; Amey; George
      Tailor Richard Smith paid for cutting out Negroes clothes
      Tenant Alexander Grant, a tenant to Col. William Bernard, left the land in late 1786 or early 1787
      Will William Bernard Sr. - King George Co. - 1782/1783

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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 156

      WASHINGTON, ROBERT, 11 Feb. 1763; 24 Sept. 1765. 18 negroes to dau. Sukey; grand children Sarah and Robert Townshend Washington 1 negro each; son John residue of estate; William Bernard guardian to dau. Sukey.
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      JORDAN, John Morton of Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co 6 Jun, 1771; 16 Oct, 1771
      (Late of London)
      To wife Dorothy.
      Son John Nisbitt Jordan.
      Half-sister Mrs. Mary Sydenham widow of Jonathan Sydenham, merchant, late of London, deceased.
      Heirs of half brothers Joseph and George Morton, deceased.
      Heirs of half sister Frances Merreweather.
      Mentions "my ship".
      Wit: Charles Steuart, James Tilghman 3rd, Thomas Gassaway Jr.
      Tracts: Lands in Richmond and Culpeper Co., Va. and on the Island of Antequa. Warehouses, stores, and wharves in Leeds Town, Virginia.
      Exs. William Hemsley, Peregrine Tilghman, Thomas Jett, William Bernard, Michael McNamara of London and Edmond Jennings, late of Maryland but now of London, Exs. of English estate. 38. 374
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      1745-1747 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds & Will Book 10, Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 307-308
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come, I RICHARD BERNARD of St. Pauls Parish in County of STAFFORD, Gentleman, send Greeting invour Lord God everlasting: KNOW YE that I RICHARD BERNARD for divers good causes and considerations me thereunto moving, but especially for the natural love and affection I bear to my Son. WILLIAM BERNARD, do give and grant unto WILLIAM BERNARD and unto the male heir of his body lawfully begotten, and for want of such male heir to the female heir lawfully begotten. and for the want of such heirs to revert to RICHARD BERNARD; a certain parcel of land lying in Washington Parish and County of Westmorland: Begining at a Stone near a Poplar at the head of a Marsh and small Creek that issueth out of UPPER MACHOTACK, from thence running South by West 480 pole to a Stone, thence West by North 500 pole to another Stone, thence North by East to another Stone by a Marsh side (which Marsh includes an Island belonging to the Heir of BURDIT ASHTON, Gentleman, late of Westmorland County. deced. thence (from the Stone) to a Post in the said Marsh by the Creek side, thence down the Creek to the begining, being the same Land that was granted to MRS. ANNE BERNARD by two Pattents, one for 1000 acres, the other an inclusive Patent for 1500 acres; with all houses and profits thereunto belonging: subject to any limitation RICHARD BERNARD shall make by his Will, And further that the tract of land may never be sold from the Family of the BERNARDs but may be to one Branch of the said Family nor may the same ever be divided but to be and remain one entire tract of land to the heir of said WILLIAM, and further the tract of land is to be and remain to the use of said RICHARD during his natural life and the true intent and meaning hereof is to assure the title of said tract of land to WILLIAM BERNARD as is before limitted. In Witness whereof RICHARD BERNARD hath set his hand and seal the 23rd day of Janry. 1746/7
      Sealed and Acknowledged in presence of
      FOXHALL STURMAN, THUS: SHARP R. BERNARD
      Westmorland Sct. At a Court held for the said County the 31st day of March 1747 RICHARD BERNARD. Gentleman, personally acknowledged this Deed of Gift of Land by him passed to his Son, WILLIAM BERNARD, to be his proper act and deed, which on motion of the said RICHARD is admitted to Record
      Test GEORGE LEE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the 6th day of April 1747, pr. G. L., C, C. W.
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      1773-1775 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book G; [Antient Press]; Page 115-118
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twenty first of Apri1 1773 Between THOMAS JETT and WILLIAM BERNARD Gent Exors and Trustees appointed in the last Will and Testament of JOHN MORTON JORDAN late of City of London Merchant of one part and EDWARD VOSS [Vass] Gent of County of SPOTSYLVANIA of other part Whereas said John Morton Jordan at the time of his death was posses'd of three several pieces of land in the County of Culpeper containing in the whole One thousand acres more or less, Three hundred acre parcel lying on the South side of Flatt Run, Three hundred acres another part thereof formerly granted to RICHARD BARNES Gent of County of RICHMOND and Four hundred acres the Residue of said One thousand acres also granted to the said Richard Barnes by two several Patents from the Proprietor of the Northern Neck, and being thereof seised in his last Will and Testament did direct that said Thomas Jett & William Bernard or the Survivors of them should sell for best price all his lands in Culpeper County in case a sum of money no less than Two hundred and fifty pounds Sterling could be got for the same as by said Last Will and Testament on record in County Court of KING GEORGE and Whereas the said Thomas Jett and William Bernard having advertised the said several parcels of land for sale and the said Edward Voss having offered the aforesaid sum of Two hundred and Fifty pounds Sterling which was the best price that coud be got for the same THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that said Thomas Jett and William Bernard for sum of Two hundred & fifty pounds Sterling have granted unto the said Edward Voss all the said three tracts of land above mentioned ... .
      In presence of GEORGE CARMICHAEL, Thos. Jett
      BENJAMIN DAY, THOS. DRAKE, Willi. Bernard
      JNO. PAYTON, REUBEN BRISIVE,
      ROBERT SLAUGHTER JUNR., GABRIEL JONES,
      RICHARD STARKE (Witnesses as to T. J.)
      At a Court held for Culpeper County December the Twentieth 1773
      This Indenture of Bargain and Sale was proved by the oaths of Robert Slaughter Junr., Gabriel Jones & Richard Starke Witnesses thereto as to said Thomas Jett and ordered to be recorded.
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      Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Vol IV, Westmoreland Co. Va {Peggy Joyner}
      WILLIAM BERNARD, assignee of Mr Richard Bernard for whom survd, no wart, date from surv.; 26 Dec. 1752 - 9 Mar. 1753; 78+ a. in Washington Parish on road that leads from Machotick Warehouse & near the Round Hill; adj. his own (Richard's) land, Henry Washington, Nathaniel Gray. cc - William Warrill & Manering Jones. Pilot-David Jamison. Surv. William Price.
      N.d. - R. Bernard produced a survey from under the hand of Alexander Spence dated 29 Oct. 1690 as an authority for his running the above line. N.d. - To be drawn in name of William Bernard son of Richard & to be pd by Mr Fowke of Stafford.

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