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

Samuel Kercheval

Male Abt 1715 - Aft 1770  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name Samuel Kercheval 
    Born Abt 1715  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1770  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I35700  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 

    Father Samuel Kercheval,   b. Bef 1674, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1722, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Dorothy MNU Kercheval,   b. Bef 1678, Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1722, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1700  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22841  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret MNU Kercheval,   b. Abt 1719,   d. Aft 1770, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1735  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Kercheval,   b. Between 1736 and 1737, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1788, Frederick County, Virginia - Proved Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F18207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Harrison,   b. Abt 1722, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1755  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married Abt 1742  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Kercheval,   b. 15 Aug 1748, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1837, Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     2. James Kercheval,   b. 1750, Frederick County, Virginia (now Berkeley County, West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, near Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     3. Benjamin Kercheval,   b. 1755, Martinsburg, Frederick County, Virginia now West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1812, Jefferson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F22840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:941248&id=I45609273

      The name was formerly spelled Courheval, de Guercheval, and de Guerchville. The name signifies "mounted horse" or "heart of horse".
      Tradition says that the Kerchevals were knights of France. The name points to an older ancestry of Royal Equerries, and has been distinguished in our country in battle fields and affairs of state.
      There are many different ways of spelling the name besides the three mentioned above. They are: Kercheval, Kerchevall, Kerchevilles, Kertcheville, and Kircheval.
      The Kercheval crest is that of a horse head in armor. On the top of the head are three plumes which points to knighthood.
      Louis was the first of the family to arrive in America. He was a French Huguenot from the neighborhood of the City of Dijon, in southern France.
      Louis fled to England with his brother Samuel (who later died there), at a much earlier date another branch of the Kerchevals had entered England.
      The name frequently occurs in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire records in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
      After the death of his brother Louis came to America. in 1697 or 1699. He found a home at Tide water near Newport News, in Gloucester County, Virginia, where he continued to reside until his death. He had two sons who founded their homes in the "Northern Neck" in what is now Richmond and Lancaster Counties, Virginia; but afterwards removed to that part of Old Orange County west of the Blue Ridge which was in 1734 formed into Fredrick County and named in honor of the Prince of Wales.
      The above information came from family stories and the research of Dr. Louis Lamy Ray, who during travels to England and France, not to mention many years of research at home as he had in his possession many family bibles, letters, papers, and books passed down from family to family.
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      1751-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 12; [Antient Press]; Page 45-47
      Indenture 26 Nov 1751 between ANDREW HARRISON, Parish of St. Thomas, Orange County, and ELIZABETH, his wife, Planter, and SAMUEL KERCHEVILLE of same -for £15 .. conveyed 100 acres of land on Pleasant Run, part of a tract of land granted to Andrew Harrison 28 Sept 1728 for 1000 acres .. bounded .. John Harrison
      Witnesses: Andrew Harrison
      Charles Harrison Elizabeth (X) Harrison
      Lawrence Harrison, Richard (X) Cousins.
      Recorded Orange County 28th November 1751
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      1759-1765 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 13; [Antient Press]; Page 29-31
      Indenture 29 June 1759 between SAMUEL KERCHEVALL and MARGARET, his wife of Spotsylvania County and JOHN HOBDAY of Orange .. for £25 .. sell 100 acres bounded .. John Harrison .. Thos. Burgess
      Samuel Kercheval
      Recorded Orange County 29th June 1759
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      1762-1765 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book D; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 125-28.
      16 Sept. 1762. Richard Vernon of Culpeper County to Samuel Kerchevalle of Spotsylvania County. For divers good causes. Lease of 122-1/2 acres on the south side of Beautiful Run known by the name of Downer's ... in Cave's old road corner to John Kerchevalle ... to Beautifull Run ... down the run the severall courses thereof to a bunch of maples at William Pendleton's branch ... up Pendleton's branch ... in Cave's old road ... For the naturall life of Samuell Kerchevall, Margaret Kerchevalle his wife and Benjamin Kerchevalle son to Samuell and Margaret. Yearly rent, 500 pounds of tobacco for three years, at which time if they think proper to keep the cirplis (surplus] land Samuell Kirchevalle shall pay the yearly rent of 612-1/2 pounds of tobacco, if Samuell Kerchevalle think proper to keep the 221/2 acres above the hundred acres.
      Richard Vernon
      16 Sept. 1762. Acknowledged by Richard.

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      1765-1768 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 14; [Antient Press]; Page 481-482
      Indenture 24 May 1764 between URIAH GARTON and MARY, his wife, and SAMUEL KERCHEVAL .. for £35 .. sell 100 acres bounded .. Mr. James Shirley's .. Beaver dam run .. Mr. John Deer .
      Witnesses: Uriah Garton
      Timothy Burgess, John Proctor, Mary Garton
      John (X) Dear, Ann (X) Wisdom,
      Stephen I. K. Smith, Anne Wisdom
      Recorded Orange County 22nd November 1764.
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      1765-1768 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 14; [Antient Press]; Page 483-484
      Know all .. I SAMUEL KERCHEVALL .. bound unto URIAH GARTON .. for further securing of £33 .. make over unto Uriah Garton 100 acres land .. also one White Fleabitten Mare branded on the near buttock .. 8 cattle .. furniture .. spinning wheel .. pewter .. cart .. if Kercheval shall pay by 1st day of Oct ensuing 1766,
      then this writing be void . .
      Saml. Kercheval
      Witnesses:
      Timothy Burgess, Anne [x] Wisdom,
      John Proctor, John (X) Dear, Stephen I. K. Smith
      Recorded Orange County 22nd November 1764
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      1768-1772 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 15; [Antient Press]; Page 267-269
      ndenture 19 Nov 1770 between SAMUEL KERCHEVAL and MARGET, his wife, and JOHN DEAR .. for £25 .. sell 100 acres land bounded Beaver Dam Run; John Dear; John Wormley
      Witnesses: Rowland Thomas, Wm. Moore, Samuel Kercheval
      Reuben Daniel, Robert Daniel Marget (X) Kercheval
      Rowland Thomas and Wm. Moore examined Margret .. returned 26th November 1770.
      Recorded Orange County 28th February 1771.

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