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

Francis Watts

Male Bef 1691 - 1754  (> 63 years)


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  • Name Francis Watts 
    Born Bef Aug 1691  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1754  Craven County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I50228  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Edward Watts,   b. 10 Nov 1660, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1722 and 1724, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Martin,   b. 4 Jan 1668, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1742, Stafford County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Between 9 Feb and 13 Dec 1688  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F29288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1729-1748 Stafford County, Virginia Will Book M; [Antient Press]; Page 314- 315 In Name of God Amen I ANNE MACKPHERSON of Stafford County Widow being sick, but of sound memory, doe make this my last will and Testament.
      First I give my Soul unto God and for my body to the Earth to be buried.
      Such worldly Estate .. I give in manner following.
      Item I give to my Loving son JACOB HUBARD one negro wench named Hannah.
      Item I give to my Loving Son MATHEW HUBBARD one Servant man named JOHN PAGE.
      Item I give to my Loving Son THOMAS WATTS one Feather bed rugg and pair of blanketts and a pair of sheets, with a bolster and pillow.
      Item I give to my son FRANCIS WATTS one bedstead and feaster and Table and drawer
      Item I give to my grand daughter ANNE JONES daughter of GEORGE JONES and MARGARET his wife 1 feather bed and boulster a Silk rugg and pair of blanketts and 1 pair of sheets one iron pot one frying pan three pewter dishes, three pewter bacons, and half a dozen of pewter plates
      Item I give to my Loving son EDWARD WATTS 1 negro man named Jockey four cows and calves, 2 stears of 3 years old, 1 feather bed and bolster rugg and blanketts and sheets.
      Item I give to my Loving daughter MARGARET JONES wife of George Jones all my wearing cloaths and a chest with a Lock and Key to it. _
      Item I give to my loving Son Edward Watts the plantation whereon 1 now live during his life and after his decease to JOSEPH WAUGH.
      Item I give to my loving son Edward Watts all my Indian Corn.
      Item I give all the rest of my Estate to be equally divided between my loving sons Mathew Hubbard, Edward Watts and GEORGE JONES. My debts being first paid out of my crop of Tobacco.
      Item I appoint my loving son EDWARD WATTS and George Jones my Executors to this my last Will and Testament .. and I desire that my Estate should not be appraised .. set my hand this 5th January 1741.
      Presence James Waugh, Anne Mackpherson James Hughes, Margaret French
      At Court held for Stafford County March 9, 1741/2 Will presented by Executors .. made oath .. further proved .. admitted to record .. Certificate granted for obtaining Probate ..
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      1748-1767 Stafford County, Virginia Will Book O; [Antient Press];
      PP. 335- 336 In the Name of God Amen I MARY WAUGH of Stafford County, Widow, being sick but of perfect sence do make this to be my last will & Testament .. Imprimis I recomend my immortal Soul to God .. my body I desire it to be decently interred in the Firth.
      Item I give unto my Son WILLIAM MOUNTJOY a large Bible & a large Oval table also 840 acres of land lying upon Licking Run and the branches of the Marsh run in Prince William County.
      Item I give to my Son PETER MAUZY300 acres of land upon Elk run in Prince William County where FRANCIS WATTS now lives & at the decease of my said Son, then for the land to be given to either of my said Sons children as he shall think fit, also a gold ring.
      Item I bequeath to my Daughter ELIZA. CONWAY 150 acres on Elk Run in Prince William County it being part of that tract aforesaid during her life and after her decease to her Son JOHN MARKHAM & the heirs of his body if the said John Markham dies without issue then for it to fall to PETER CONWAY my Grandson likewise I give to Jno. Markham 150 acres of land it being the other half of the 300 acres whereof I have in the last paragraph given my Daughter Elizabeth 150 acres & if John Markham dies without issue then for the land to fall to my Grandson THOMAS CONWAY and also I give Markham 1 feather bed & furniture as also 1 small Iron pot. & one hath mettle skillett now in his Mother's possession and all the rest of my personal Estate whatsoever after all my Debts are paid I give to my Daughter MARY DONIPHAN and her heirs .. Lastly I do appoint my Sons William Mountjoy and Peter Mauzy Exesutors of this my last will & Testament .. 27th March 1749. Mary her mark Waugh
      Michael Ryan, Winefred Ryan, Rawleigh Traverse,
      John Mauzy Junr.
      At Court held for Stafford County 14th March 1756 This will being first proved by Winifred Ryan and William Mountjoy one of the Executors named came into Court & refused to take upon himself the burthen of the Execution thereof (Peter Mauzy the other Executor being dead) on Motion of ALEXANDER DONIPHAN Administration with Will annex'd is granted him having given bond according to Law.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber D; 1738 - 1740; Pages 20-23. May 25, 1738. Mary Waugh and Peter Mauzey of Stafford to Francis Watts of same...tract on Elk Run....316 a....for natural lives of Francis Watts and Ann Watts his wife and Watts their son.
      Mary (M) Waugh, Peter Mauzy Wits: Thomas Conway, Ralph (RH) Hughs, James Murrey.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds [Antient Press]; Liber L; 1748 - 1749; pp 195-196
      THIS INDENTURE made the 22d day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty Nine Between FRANCIS WATTS of Prince William County of one part and THOMAS CALVERT alias HARRISON of the same County of the other part witnesseth that the said FRANCIS WATTS for the rents and covenants herein mentioned hath granted to farm lett unto the said THOMAS CALVERT als HARRISON his heirs and assigner a certain parcell of land in the County aforesaid being part of a tract of Two hundred and Sixty six acres of land and containing One hundred & thirty acres and is bounded Beginning at a marked Beech on the South side of BULL RUN being a corner to the above said tract of Two hundred and Sixty six acres of land and extending thence So West to a white Oak in the head of a Valley thence North Wt. to a Spanish Oak thence No. Et. to a Hiccory on BULL RUN finally down the said Run to the Beginning Together with all houses and appurtenances whatsoever belonging To Have and To Hold unto the said THOMAS CALVERT alias HARRISON for and during the space of the natural life of him the said THOMAS CALVERT alias HARRISON and SARAH his Wife and WILLIAM the son of said THOMAS CALVERT alias HARRISON or the longest liver of them paying yearly upon Christmas day according to Law the just sum of Five hundred and thirty pounds of tobacco in one Note but if any part be unpaid three months after the said term that then it may he lawfull for FRANCIS WATTS to enter upon the said premises and distrain and distress to lead or carry away and said THOMAS CALVERT alias HARRISON Both promise to Plant out One hundred Apple trees and Two hundred Peach trees and them to keep in good order and for the true performance of the premises both parties have set their hands and seals
      in presence of THOS SMITH: FRANCIS WATTS
      JOHN COMBS
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 22 day of May 1749
      FRANCIS WATTS acknowledged this Lease to be his act and deed which is admitted to record
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds [Antient Press]; Liber L; 1748 - 1749; pp 196-197
      THIS INDENTURE made this 22d day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty Nine Between FRANCIS WATTS of the County of Prince William of one part and THOMAS SMITH of the aforesaid County of the other part witnesseth that said FRANCIS WATTS doth agree with said THOMAS SMITH for the Fee Rent of Five hundred pounds of tobacco doth Lease farme lett and make over to the said THOMAS SMITH a parcel of land for the space of Ninety Nine years being in the County of Prince William on BULL RUN and bounded Beginning at a marked Beech thence South East to a Spanish Oke Corner tree thence No. East to BULL RUN thence up the said Run to the beginning the same containing One hundred and Thirty three acres of land and the said THOMAS SMITH doth agree to build a suffishen dwelling house and tobacco house and Corn house and to plant an Apple Orchid of one hundred and fifty trees and to keep them under good fence in good repare and not make wilful] waste of the Timber and the rent to become due on the twenty fifth day of December yearly after the first three years is compleated and not to be straneable until' three months after same shall become dew and to be payed in one Note at some convenient Warehouse every year and the first rent to be come dew the twenty fifth of December in the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty one As Witness I have set my hand and seale
      in presence of JOHN COMBS, FRANCIS WATTS
      ABED CALVERT
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 22d day of May 1749
      FRANCIS WATTS acknowledged this Lease to be his act and deed which is admitted to record

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