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

Susannah Burnett

Female 1595 - 1656  (61 years)

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  • Name Susannah Burnett 
    Birth 1595  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death 1656  Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I69825  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2023 

    Family William Moseley,   b. 1606, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Aug 1655, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 49 years) 
    Marriage Bef 22 Dec 1634  Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. William Moseley,   b. Abt 1634, Holland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Nov 1671, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 37 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Arthur Moseley,   b. Abt 1636, Holland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 May 1703, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 67 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F36342  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2023 

  • Notes 
    • widow of Arthur Blackmore


      "At the Court held for [lower] Norfolk County Nov. 30th 1649, `Upon ye peticon of Mr. Wm. Moseley, It is thought fitt & ordered yt the Sherr bee authorized by vertue of this order, on munday next to put ye sd Moseley in possession of ye houses & poantacon, wch he hird of George Heigham & Mr. Moseley is to enjoy the same according to agreement pucd by Severall testimonies upon Oath & he sd Heigham to pay all Cort Charges'.
      At a Court held March 26, 1650, `A Certificate Is graunted Unto Mr. Wm. Moseley P'ved due by Oath for ffive hundred & ffifty acres of Land for ye transportacon of himselfe & Susanna his Wife, Wm. & Arthur his sonnes, Susan Robinson alias Corker Eliza: West, Ann Lamber, Edw: forman, Hen: lambert - Jost Williams & Tho; Warrington Into ye Collony."

      WILL: dated 29 Jun 1655, proved 15 Aug 1655 [Lower] Norfolk County, Va.
      Wills & Deeds C (1651-1656) Page 166:
      "The last will and testamt of William Moseley the elder written with his owne hand this 29th day of June 1655.
      Imprimis I give and bequeath my soule to God that gave it, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my wyfe and children.
      Item I give & bequeath to my cosen Willm. Cockroft a Cow Calfe of a yeare olde And to my grandchilde Corker a Cow Calft of a yeere olde.
      Item I give unto my wife Susan Moseley my gray Mare and furniture, and I doe likewise give her one Negro called mary with her Childe Besse, to be at her disposeing duering her life, Also I doe give to my wife Susan all the sheepe with the Increase thereof, to gether with all her wearing apparell, and her life time upon the plantacon where she now lives.
      Item I give to my sonne Willm. Moseley Eight hundred acres of land lyeing and being as expressed in Bartho: Hodgkins pattent. And also I do give unto my said sonne Willm ony yonge Mare foale of three monethes old to him and his heirs forever.
      Item I give & bequeath to my sonne Arthur Moseley all that tract of land wch I bought of George Kempe, and moreover & above that all that land wch was surveyed by Mr. Emperor when I was in England to him and his heires for ever. And for the residue of my Estate my debts being first paid out To be equally divided between my wife Susan, William and Arthur Moseley.
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      John Carrowaye Signed p mee
      the mke H of Will: Moseley Senior
      Abraham Thomas with a Seale
      Jurat in Cur 15th Augusti 1655
      Test Wm. Turner : Cl : Cur"

      [Lower] Norfolk Co. VA Wills & Deeds C (1651-1656) Page 204: The same day, Augusti 15th 1655 William Moseley (the son) was granted a probate of the will of his father, and the same day qualified as administrator on the estate of his dec'd mother "Mrs. Susan Moseley Widd."
      An Inventorie of ye estate of my Mother Susanna Moseley, dec. february: ye 8th 1655/6
      Imp -one mare, five Cowes, one heyferr, fower yearling Calves, one steer of 3 yeares old, ten head of hogs young & old, one Ewe Lambe, her wearing Apparell, three paire Sheets, two table Cloths, fifteen napkins, fower towells, 2: Course & 2: others, one paire of pillow Cvrs, one Cheste, one Chaire, one Couche, one Bedde 1 boulster & blancketts, two pictures, one Iron pott one brasse Kettle, one Iron Kettle, one skillet 3 pewter dishes, one sawcer, one frying pan, one pair of tongues, one Candlestick, one Gunn, one brush.

      This inventory was sworne unto In Cort. by Mr. Wm Moseley, ye 15th february 1655.[i.e 1655/6]
      The Moseleys of Princess Anne Co. were one of the most prominent families in VA in the 17th century (Wertenbaker, Planters of Colonial VA, p. 109) and "long owned what was, perhaps, the largest and most interesting collection of family portraits in VA". (VA Mag., Vol. 32, p. 58).

      From "A Moseley Genealogy", Thomas B. Moseley, Jr. 1985, beginning on page 13: "Susanna, daughter of Ralph Burnet, citizen and draper [cloth merchant] of London, who lived in the parish of St. Benet Fink, she was baptized there on 7t December, 1605. [St Benet Fink is sort of Northeast of Central London.]

      She married first, Arthur Blackmore and had by him an only child, a daughter named Susanna. Arthur Blackmore died between 01 May 1632 and 30 Apr 1633, and his widow married very soon after, certainly before 22 Dec 1634, William Moseley, also an English Merchant Adventurer, living in Delft. On the latter date, as husband of Susanna, he was sued by the widow of Cornelius Michielsz van Ring for the rent of a house in Delft, rented by her late husband Arthur Blackmore from 01 May 1632 to 30 Apr 1633, and judgment was entered for the plaintiff. William Moseley later removed to Rotterdam, where he was Steward (Schftmeister) of the English House on 13 Aug 1643." Another source (probably more reliably) cites her baptismal date as 7 Dec 1595.

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