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

William Durham

Male 1715 - 1793  (78 years)


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  • Name William Durham 
    Born 20 Mar 1715  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1793  Warren County, North Carolina - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32473  Tree1
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2022 

    Father Samuel Durham,   b. Abt 1683, North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1735, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Regan,   b. 28 Aug 1683, Nanjemoy, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1736, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 14 Dec 1705  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Colclough,   b. Abt 1719, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1780, Warren County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1737  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jane Durham,   b. 2 Oct 1739, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. William Durham,   b. Abt 1741, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1793, Warren County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)  [natural]
     3. John Durham,   b. 2 Oct 1742, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Edward Durham,   b. Abt 1745, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Samuel Durham,   b. 6 Jun 1752, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1838, Green County, Kentucky - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     6. Mary Frances Durham,   b. 5 May 1756, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. James B. Durham,   b. 1760, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Susannah Durham,   b. Abt 1760, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1793, Warren County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F21114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      === Contributed by Debra Crawford

      WARREN COUNTY ORIGINAL WILLS 1780-1931. CR.100.801.6.
      Deed Book 6, p. 249.

      In the name of God Amen. This first day of August on thousand seven hundred eighty three I william Durham of the County of Warren Being at this time weak of body but of sound mind and disposing memory. Thanks be to almighty God for the same but call to mind of being appointed for Man to die do ordain this my last will and testament first resigning soul to him who first gave to me and as for my mortal body I desire may be committed to the earth and buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my executors thereafter mentioned as to my worldly estate the Blessed Lord has been pleased to bestow upon me I give and desire in manner and form following first that all my just debts be honorably paid and my funeral expenses discharged.
      I will and desire that all my estate of every kind whatsoever be may be equally divided amongst all my children. I desire that my two Negroes Harrah and Sarah be appraised by a good reputable Freeholder at twelve months credit to be charged by my executors for that purpose upon the same being appraised that the said two Negroes may choose their master or mistress of any of children upon such one they make choice pay unto each of my other children their proportion with them or give bono security to them for their proportion payable in twelve months. Having sold Ezekiel Marshall on certain tract or parcel of land adjoining the land of my son William Durham, Matthew Mirrack he having not conveyed the same to him and the said Marshall having not paid up the purchase money and in order to do equal right and justice to him the said Marshall that upon him the said Marshall paying up the purchase money or give his bono to my Excors according to our said contract that is to say ten pounds three shilling Virginia money next Christmas and six pounds Virginia money the Christmas following, then in that case I do authorize my Executors to execute a deed for the conveyance of the same in fee simple to Him the said Ezekial Marshall.
      I do nominate and appiont my son William Durham and son-in-law Dudley Hale my whole and late executors of this my last will and testament utterly disannulling all other wills made by me.

      Signed, Sealed, and Delivered William Durham (Seal) In the Presence of Sterling Harwell (Seal) Frankey Durham (Her Mark)
      Warren County August Court 1793

      This last will and testament of William Durham died was proved by the oath of Sterling Harwell and ordered to be recorded and the above named Executors qualified. (Signed?) M. ? Johnson (Seal)

      [Note: Inventory taken 19 Aug 1793, and also recorded at August Court 1793. The witness “Frankey” Durham is William’s youngest sister. ]

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