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

Richard Fossaker

Male Bef 1650 - Aft 1700  (> 52 years)


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  • Name Richard Fossaker 
    Born Bef 1650  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1700  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30180  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2022 

    Father Richard Fossaker,   b. Bef 1630,   d. 24 Jul 1676, Stafford County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F19893  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Withers,   b. Abt 1663, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 10 Feb 1693  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Fossaker,   b. Abt 1670, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 Mar 1705, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)  [natural]
     2. John {Addl Records} Fossaker,   b. Abt 1670, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Mary Fossaker,   b. Bef 1700, St Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1783, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 83 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F16804  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • FOSSAKER, RICHARD (d.i., by 1735). COB#2, p.43: 6 December 1735 = In the petition between Francis Strother and Elizabeth, his wife, vs Benjamin Hawkins, executor of Richard Butler, deceased, it is ordered that John Gilbert, Anthony Hainy, Abraham Kenyon, John Kenyon and Rowland Thornton or any two of them value the estate of Richard Fossaker, deceased, according to evidence and make re-port to court. [See also COB#2, p.48 and G.H.S.King, Marriages of Richmond County, Virginia, 1668-1853, p. 71.]
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      1699-1709 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 12-13
      February 19th 1699/1700. Know all men .. I RICE ROE of county Stafford gent. who intermarried with the Widow and relict of Capt. JOHN WITHERS deced have clearly discharged Capt. RICHARD FOSSAKER who intermarried with the Excr. daughter of said Withers deced from all claims I may have to sums of money in England or in this Colony which shall be due to me as marrying the Widow and relict of the said Withers deced to whom the third part of all money in England was due .. having raced Bills of Exchange of him for any claim that the children of FRANCIS DADE shall have against him .. (my wife) who was formerly the widow of Francis Dade.
      Presence John Jones, Rice Hoe
      Wm. Fitzhugh Junr.
      Recorded 15th March 1699/1700.
      Whereas I RICHARD FOSSAKER have by Instrument from under my hand discharged Mr. RICE HOE from what is due to me as marrying the daughter and Excr. of Capt. JOHN WITHERS deced is any manner.
      Presence John Harvey Richd. Fossaker
      Recorded 15th March /699/1700.
      pp. Know all men .. I FRANCES WITHERS own to have received from RICHARD FOSSAKER my third of what debts was due to Capt. JOHN WITHERS and likewise the crops of Tobo. and come and I doe by these presents acquit him of all claims .. 7th September 1699.
      Testes Cadwaller Jones, Frances Withers
      Rice Hoe
      Recorded 15th March 1699/1700.

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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vastaffo/groupsheets/MasonJohn815.htm
      URL title: Stafford County Family Group Sheets John Mason
      Note:
      Susannah Matheny had a previous marriage to Solomon Day.

      In 1756, John Mason was living on property SOUTH OF AQUIA CREEK ADJACENT TO MATHENYS. The 1768 rent rolls say his property was 100 acres.

      Stafford Deed BK P, pp113-116 (Sparacio-Stafford Deed Abstracts 1722-1728; 1755-1765, pp. 102-103)

      This indenture made 31 of July 1756 between William Matheny and Anne his wife, Job Sims and Ursula his wife and Thomas Matheny of County Stafford Overwharton Parish of the one part and John Peyton of afsd of other part witnesseth for sum of 150 pounds, current money of Virigina hath granted 300 acres in Stafford County bounded...Beginning at a Pine standing in the back line of the Hope Patent a corner of William Thomas' northwest along the Hope line...white oak corner between Matheny and JOHN MASON thence NE to Aquia River [note it is SOUTH of the creek] down said River to place called the Narrows to Poplar by riverside line marked trees to first beginning which line of marked trees divides this 300 ares from 200 acres sold to William Thomas the whole 500 being part of the larger Tract containing 1600 acres Pattented by Robert Hubbard bearing date 12 Decr 1654 and by Hubbard sold to Collo. Valentine Peyton and by Peyton sold the 500 acres to his Brother Henry Peyton bearing date 22 September 1657 and afterwards sold said 500 acres to Richard Fossaker by deeds bearing date 1663 which double sale caused a suit in Law between the son and heir of Henry Peyton Father to the abovementioned John Peyton and John Fossaker Grandson of said Richard Fossaker and after a tedious suit in Law the said Peyton and Fossaker agreed to sell the said 500 acres to Solomon Day and Daniel Matheny by deeds 6th March 1683 and sometimes after by deeds of Partition the said Day and Matheny agreed to divide the 500 acres between them Solomon Day to have 200 acres adjoining to Hope Creek and Daniel Matheny to have the uppermost 300...the Said Daniel Matheny dying left the 300 acres to his Wife and she dying without Will the said land fell to Daniel Matheny's Eldest son Wm. Matheny and the said Wm. dying left the said land to his Son Danl. Matheny to him and his heirs and said Daniel Matheny dying Intestate the land fell to his Eldest Son William Matheny Party to these presents and the said William Matheny last mentioned sold 100 acres of the said 300 acres to Job Sims party to these presents by deeds bearing date 9/10th of October 1752 and said William Matheny leased 100 acres of said 300 acres unto Thomas Matheny party to these presents...all these conveyances may be found in records of Stafford county....
      Presence John Matthews, William Matheny Geo. Waller Junr., Allen Walker Anne Matheny Job Sims Ursula Sims
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      On October 14, 1700 at Stafford County court before John Washington, Gentlemen Justice, Dade Massey, aged 21, and William Garner, age 20, deposed that on October 10, 1700 they were at the house of Captain Richard Fossaker in Saint Paul's Parish where Richard Wright lay upon his death bed and he said it was his will that Mary Ellis hav his son William and Gilbert Alsop have his son Richard and that Alsop should administer upon his estate.
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      1712-1713 Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 6; Part 1 [Antient Press]; Page 11)
      Richmond County Court 2d of April 1712
      - Upon the Petition of ELLEN SHIPPEY for administration on the Estate of ELIZABETH FOSSAKER, the said ELLEN SHIPPEY having taken the Oath of an Admrx., Order is granted her for the administration of all and singular the Estate of the said ELIZABETH FOSSAKER, she giving security according to Law. Whereupon Capt. ALEXANDER DONIPHAN entered into and acknowledged Bond with ELLEN SHIPPEY for her due administration of the said deced.'s Estate
      - JAMES GRANT, JEREMIAH BRONAUGH, WILLIAM BRONAUGH and WALTER FRANCIS or any three of them are appointed sometime betweene this and the next Court to inventory and appraise all and singular the Estate of ELIZABETH FOSSAKER as shall be presented to their view and make report of their proceedings therein to the next Court under their hands in writing. Capt. ALEXANDER DONIPHAN or some other Justice of the Peace for this County, is requested to administer an Oath to the Appraisers for their true appraisement of the deced.'s Estate and also to ELLEN SHIPPEY, Admrx., for her true discrovery thereof.
      - RICHARD FOSSAKER came into Court and of his owne free will and accord bound himself to ELLEN SHIPPEY to serve said ELLEN SHIPPEY & her heirs untill he should attain to the age of twenty and one yeares
      - Upon the motion of ELLEN SHIPPEY, Admrx. of ELIZABETH FOSSAKER. deced., it is ordered that MARGARETT FOSSAKER and SARAH FOSSAKER,
      Daughters of ye sd. deced., do serve the said ELLEN SHIPPEY and her heirs until they come to their respective and full ages or days of marriage
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/schools/wmmary/a4250000.txt
      URL title: Alexander Family; Wm. and Mary Qrtly., Vol. 10, No. 3, PP. 178-185
      Note:
      Mr. Philip Alexander's appraisment was returned by Thomas Clifton and Sarah his wife. Names parlor, hall, parlor chamber, hall chamber, and diary. Division of Philip Alexander's estate recorded 11 Sept., 1706, by Richard Fossaker, W. Bunbury, and Charles ELLIS, who met at the house of Mr. Thomas Clifton, viz., Jane Alexander, "eldest daughter", Elizabeth and Sarah, "two youngest daughters, and his son Philip Alexander.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://gedcom.surnames.com/burgess_jim/np209.htm
      URL title: Note for: Lucy Stephen, 1651 - BEF 1678
      Note:
      King George County, Virginia Will Book A-1
      FOSSAKER, Richard (d.i. by 1735) COB#2, PAGE 43 6 Dec 1735 = in the petition between Francis Strother and Elizabeth, his wife, vs Benjamin HAWKINS, executor of Richard Butler deceased. It is ordered that John Gilbert, Anthony Hainy, Abraham Kenyon, John Kenyon and Rowland Thornton or any two of them value the estate of Richard Fossaker deceased, according to evidence and make report to court. (See also COB #2 and G.H.S. King, Marriages of Richmond County, Virginia 1668-1853 Page 71)
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      1691-1692 Stafford County, Virginia Order Book [Antient Press];
      Page 247 (contd) Court held 10th May 1692
      451. THEODRICK BLAND complaining sheweth that some time last Spring the pit
      had a horse which was Esteemed for his Extraordinary goodnesse and courage by the plt which horse went over from Capt. GEORGE MASONS where I then lived and kept him to Mr. FOSSAKERS at aquia where ROBERT ROBINS being then.
      Mr. Fossakers overseer maliciously and despite fully broke the horses leg which fostered fly blowed and gangreend so that the horse dyed there being no Possibility of cure which was to the plts damage great Costs and hindrance of his business which at that time was very great it being to the pits damage and losse Seven thousand pounds of Tobacco for which the pit most humbly craves Judgment with costs of Suite. And Robert Robins the deft by ROBERT BRENT his attorney came into Court and for plea saith not guilty in manner and forme following and for Tryail puts himself upon the Country and the plt likewise. Therefore tis ordered that the Jury Enquire the fact. JONATHAN PARKER, WM. DOWNING, DAVID DARNELL, GEORGE LYLES, JOSEPH NEWTON, WILLIAM WILLIAMS, ANDREW BARBEY, AUGUSTINE KNEATON, FRANCIS HUNT, JOHN HIGGISON, JAMES MONKE, THOMAS DERRICK Jr. which said Jurors being Elected Tryed and Sworne to say the Truth of the premises doe say upon their oaths we find for the plt one thousand pounds of Tobacco. Therefore tis ordered that Judgment shall be entered on the Verdict of the Jury and that the said Robert Robins the deft shall pay unto Theodrick Bland the sum of one thousand pounds of Tobacco with costs. Ordered that Theodrick Blande shall pay the Jury Seventy Two pounds of Tobacco alias Execution. Ordered that Theodrick Bland shall pay unto Mr. RICHARD FOSSAKER Three hundred and Sixty pounds of Tobacco for his Servant DOROTHY PAGET attendance nine days and Two hundred and forty pounds of Tobacco unto WILLIAM PAGE SENR. for his Six dayes attendance and Two hundred end forty pounds of Tobacco to PATRICK ELEVERY for his six dayes attendance at Court in a Suit depending between him and Robt. Robins with costs. Ordered that Robert Robins shall pay unto Capt. GEORGE MASON the sum of two hundred and forty pounds of Tobacco for his Servant HENRY SMITH attendance at Court in a Suit depending between him and Theodrick Blande with costs.
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      1692-1693 Stafford County, Virginia Order Book [Antient Press];
      Page 324 Court held 10th February 1692/93
      300. MARY HATHAWAY a minor the sole daughter of THOMAS HATHAWAY late of this County deced came into this Court and did choose RICHARD FOSSAKER of this County to be her Guardian until she came to age or was married and after the Producing of the accompts of the said Thomas Hathaway Estate and the division made between him Mr. Fossaker married the widow of the said Hathaway and the said Mary Hathaway she did make choice of in Court of three Negroes out of and belonging to her Part for her share Vizt. these three negroes namely Nero Patrick and Jenny and whereas there appears to be due from the said Richard Fossaker in his Qualification afsd unto the said Mary Hathaway the sum of five thousand four hundred and fifty Eight pounds of Tobacco and halfe as per the aforesaid account of the said Estate herein Court produced, the Court doe there-fore order that Richard Fossaker pay the same. to the said Mary Hathaway upon her demand and the Court doe further order that on Saturday the 11th instant the whole Estate shall be divided between them by Capt. GEORGE BRENT and Capt. GEORGE MASON, that the cattle belonging to her the said Orphan may be branded that each Person may know his particular share of the cattle and also other the personal Estate according to the Inventory on the Records of this County etc Tis further ordered that Richard Fossaker shall give good Securitie and enter into bond for to deliver to Mary Hathaway her full share of her Estate to her at the day she shall arrive to the Sixteenth year of age or day of Marriage which shall first happen.
      And Capt. MARTIN SCARLET and Capt. GEORGE MASON became Securities with the afsd Richard Fossaker to Perform what the Law requires touching the said Estate.
      It is the opinion and Judgment of this Court that whereas the aforesaid Mary Hathaway coming into Court and choosing Mr. Richard Fossaker to be her guardian as aforesaid and a day appointed for the division of the Estate to be made between them that after a full division made and the Cattle branded that each may know their own Particular Share of the said Estate that Richard Fossaker shall be fully and freely discharged of and from the said Estate and Remains noe further concerned to the said Estate only as the said Mary Hathaways Guardian.
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      1692-1693 Stafford County, Virginia Order Book [Antient Press];
      Page; 327 {contd) . Court held 10th February 1692
      Ordered by this Court that Mr. RICHARD FOSSAKER shall be Surveyor of the highwaies in the Place and Room of Capt. GEORGE MASON for the whole Precincts of Aquia and Aquatick within this County Viz.. his Precincts to begin at CHARLES BUSHNELL'S house in the forrest and so from thence to the Town in Potomack creek and from the said Towne to Proceed up to the house of Mr. EDWARD THOMASON near the head of Aquia all Persons and inhabitants within such his precincts are hereby ordered for to give in their attendance to him upon his or his overseers warning as he shall appoint for to clear mend and repair all the waies bridges and Swamps in the aforesaid Precincts accordingly.
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      1699-1709 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press];
      pp. 153-155 At a Court held for Stafford County 10th February 1702
      Present Collo. GEORGE MASON, Capt. RICHD. FOSSAKER, Capt. JOS. SUMNER, Mr. MATHEW TOMPSON, Capt. JOHN WEST, Mr. RICHARD FOOTE, Capt. PHILL. ALEXANDER Justices
      To all Christian People .. I THOS. LUND of county Stafford Carpenter .. this 8th day Febry. 1702/3 Know Ye that in consideration of a valuable consideration already reced of RICHD. FOSSAKER of ye afsd County .. have sold all that parcel of land lying in Stafford County in St. Pauls Parish being now in ye possession & tenure of Capt. CHARLES ELLIS & EDWD. TAYLOR containing 120 acres as by a survey for the same made by Mr. THOMAS GREGG in Anno 1700 it being part of a Pattent granted by the Honourable Proprietors of the Northern Neck Virga. to Thomas Lund for 250 acres of land bearing date 16 March 1699 .. the said 120 acres by these presents bargained & sold is bounded .. beginning at a marked hiccory tree & running from thence South 220 poles to another hiccory corner tree from then 87 1/2 poles to another marked hiccory from thence N=220 poles to a marked ash tree from thence W=87 1/2 poles to the beginning containing & being laid out for 120 acres ..
      Presence G. Mason, Thos. Lund
      Charles Ellis
      At a Court held 10th February 1702 Thomas Lund came into open Court and in proper person acknowledged said deed unto Capt. Richd. Fossaker and upon motion of said Fossaker is admitted to record.
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      VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND; The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, pp 196: RICHARD FASSAKER, of Stafford County, in Virginia. Will 16 June, 1676; proved 24 July, 1676. Now on board the Raphannocke, Merchant bound for England and having by will, left in Virginia, disposed of my estate excepting what I have on board the Raphannocke Merchant. I desire my friend Mr. Samuel Phillips to sell whatsoever belongs to me on board and return the proceeds to Virginia. to Mr. Robert Hall and to Mr. Edward Tomason, trustees to my will in Virginia for the benefit of my children, and also to buy three mourning rings of 10s. value and give one to Captain John Plover, one to himself, and one to Mr. George Brent the Posey I would have prepared be to follow me. Witnesses: Samuel Coldham, Wm. Bowie.
      Bence, 90.

      [Richard Fossaker was an early settler in Stafford county, and was
      a justice in 1664, and sheriff in 1667. One of his sons was Richard Fossaker, who was a Burgess for Stafford in 1702-3. In or before 1693, Richard Fossaker married the widow of Thomas Hatherwav, of Stafford, and in 1699 he was the husband of the daughter and heiress of Capt. John Withers, of Stafford. On April 14, 1692, John Fossaker and Elizabeth his wife, of Rappahannock county, one of the daughters and coheiresses of Mr. George Mott, of the same county, made a deed for land.)
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      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=notiones&id=I439
      Thomas H. Pope, a descendant of William B. Calmes of Newberry, South Carolina, and a person who has done much research, writes that Winnifred Waller was the daughter of William Waller, Jr., and that land owned by William Waller, Sr., was adjacent to land granted to Marquis Calmes by Lord Fairfax. Mr. Pope also writes, "Proceedings resulting in the grant of 400 acres to William Waller were commenced after the deaths father, William Waller, Sr., and of one Gerrard Master, an alien, to whome had been granted 800 acres on July 2, 1699. (Patent Book 5, page 237, Cavliers and Pioneers, Nell Marion Nugent, Volume 2, 1666-1695, page 60). William Waller, Sr., died before the land could be divided. When Masters died, title to the entire tract was in him. As an alien, his land would ascheat to the Colongy. William Waller, Jr., and Richard Fassaker therefore petitioned and were granted 400 acres each." (Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694-1742, page 6, page 237, Grant Book 2, page 67).

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