Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties
William MoseleyAft 1690 - Aft 1731 (> 41 years)
Name William Moseley Birth Aft 1690 Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Gender Male Death Aft 1731 Goochland County, Virginia Person ID I83983 Tree1 Last Modified 24 Mar 2023
Father William Moseley, b. Abt 1659, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia d. 16 Apr 1700, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate (Age ~ 41 years) Relationship natural Mother Hannah Hawkins, b. Abt 1663, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia d. Bef 1700, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia (Age ~ 36 years) Relationship natural Marriage Bef 1689 Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Family ID F20204 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Elizabeth MNU Moseley d. Aft 1721, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Family ID F41232 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 24 Mar 2023
1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 26
N THE NAME OF GOD Amen. I WM: MOSELEY of ye County of Essex being sicke weake in body but of sound & perfect memory praised be God for ye same Calling to mind ye uncertainty of this transitory life that all flesh must yeild unto death when itt shall please God to call, doe make constitute and ordaine this my last Will & Testament in manner & forme following.
First I give & bequeath my Soul to Got yt. gave itt in hopes of a joyful resurrection at ye last Day & my body to ye Earth to be decently interred after my decease, & as to my temporall Estate vherewth: itt hath pleased God to bless me I Will & bequeath ye same in mannr: & forme following
First, I will & bequeath ye plantation and land whereon I now live withall ye houses orchards buildings & all other appurtenances thereunto belonging to my Son, WILLIAM MOSELEY & his heirs forever
Item I will & bequeath my quarter plantation being Two hundred acres as by Deed may appeare being purchased ut of a divident of land commonly called BUTTONS RAINGE unto my Son, JNO: MOSELEY, wth: all ye buildings houses & appurtenances thereto belonging to him & his heirs forever
Item I will & bequeath all my lands lyeing nigh or upon GILSONS RUN taken up by Pattent between my Honord. Father & NICHO: CATLETT to my two Sons, WM. MOSELEY & JNO: MOSELEY equally to be divided between them to them & their heirs forever
Item I will & bequeath all my p:sonal Estate goods callous & Chattles unto my two Sons, WILL: & JNO:MOSELEY & my Daughtr: MARTHA MOSELEY, to be equally divided betweene them except one Silver Tankard, one Silver Porringer & Ten Silver Spoones wch: I give unto my Daughtr: MARTHA, p:ticularly above her equal share wth: her Brothrs: & if any of my said Children, Wm:, JNO: & MARTHA MOSELEY happen to dye before they attaine to age or marry then my will is yt: his or her part shall returns to ye Survivors equally.
Lastly, I nominate & appoint my Son, WM. MOSELEY, Executr: of this my last Will & Testament & do nominate my three Brothrs: EDWARD, ROBT., & BENJAMIN MOSELEY Overseers & doe desire them to see this my Will performed & imediately after my decease W returne an Inventory of all my p:sonall Estate into ye Court & my will is that my Estate may not be kept intire as now itt is & that my Children receive their parts & portions respectively as they attaine to ye age of Eighteen yeares or marry wch: shat first happen & I doe desire my three Brothrs: aforesd. to see & take care yt: all my Children be brought up to good learning out of their Estate
Item I will unto my Brothr:, EDWD. MOSELEY, my Coate vest & breeches wch: I daily weare wth: ye great Coate belonging to them
Item I will unto my Brothr:, ROBT. MOSELEY, my new broad cloth Coate wth: Druggett vest & breeches
Item I give unto my Son, WILLIAM, my Sadie hoist:: & pistolls & great Sword wth: my horse, Dick, & to my Son, JNO:, I give my little Sword &m Gaggonett wth: a horse when he is capable to ride & I give to my two Sons my two gold rings wch: I usually weare & to my Daughtr: MARTHA, ye three welling gold rings wch: was her Mothers
Item I give unto my Neighbor, REBECCA STOKES, one suits of my wiles apparrell from head to foot none excepted but ye Crape gowne & petty coate & likewise six hundred pounds of tobo:; it being for her extraordinary care & payns in mine & my Wifes sickness
Item I give unto my Godson, WM. JONES, one Ewe to be delivered art ye Inventory of ye Estate & her increase to be towards his Schooling
Item I give one Ewe more upon ye same Act. unto WILL: Son of ROBT. BROOKE
Item I give unto my Servant, ED: COSE, one heifer of two years old & I doe declare this to be my last Will & Testamt. & no other. In Testimnny whereof I have hereto out my hand & seale this 6th day of January 1699
Signed sealed & delivered in ye pr:sence of
GEORGE TAYLER, WM, MOSELEY
ROBT. MOSELEY 1699
Proved by ye Oathes of ye Wittnesses hereto in Essex County Court ye 16th day of Aprill 1700 & truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 301.
10 April 1710. Bond of William Thompson as guardian of William and John Moseley. Unto James Boughan of Essex County, Gent., in behalf of the Court. For £300 sterling.
Securities, Edwd. Moseley, Timo. Hay and Jno. Morris.
Timothy (H) Hay
Jno. (X) Morris
Wit: John Mills, Ja. Alderson.
10 April 1710. Acknowledged.
1716-1718 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 15, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 45
Verbal will of John Moseley of Essex County and the parish of St. Ann, made 19. March 1716/17 in presence of Edward Moseley and Margaret the wife of Ralph Rowzee Senr. Unto his brother William Moseley of the same county and pariah all his estate except 1500 pounds of tobacco unto his sister Martha the wife of William Thompson.
Brother William Moseley pay out of his part all the debts.
Written 22 March by Edward Moseley
Margaret (X) Rowzee
21 May 1717. Proved by Edward•Moseley and Margaret Rowzee.
Page 45. 21 May 17-17. Bond of Wm. Moseley as administrator of John Moseley. Unto Joseph Smith, Augt. Smith, Leonard Tarent and Thomas Waring, Gent. justices. For £200 sterling.
Securities, John Hawkins and Edwd. Moseley.
Wit: Thomas Edwards.
21 May 1717. Acknowledged.
1718-1721 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 88-89.
17 June 1719. Thomas Spiers of Essex County to John Bates and Wm. Moseley of same.
Two Negroes, Jack and [ ], as a pledge for the proper management of the estate of Robert Moseley, now in the hands of Thomas Spiers and petitioned for by the former securities. [Much mutilated]
Wit: Jas. Baker, W. Pray.
16 June 1719. Acknowledged by Thomas Spiers.
1718-1721 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 323-26.
3-4 Nov. 1721. Wm. Moseley of Essex County, planter .. to James Garnet of same. Lease and release; for £80 sterling. 230 acres on the south side of Tappahannock River granted to Capt, Wm. Moseley 23 Oct. 1690 ... river side about half a mile below the mouth of Occupacon Creek being a corner tree to Bendry and Hen. White ... corner tree to Mr. Hen. Awbry ... a small branch that proceeds out of the mouth of Occupacon Creek above the church ...
Wit: Will Taylor, David Hathaway.
21 Nov. 1721. Acknowledged by William Moseley, Eliza Moseley wife of said William, relinquished her right of, dower.
1728-1733 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 19; [Antient Press]; Page 232-235
THIS INDENTURE made the Second day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty one Between WILLIAM MOSELEY of the County of GOOCHLAND of one part and ROBERT BROOKE of the County of Essex of the other part Whereas EDWARD MOSELEY late of the Parish of St. Anns in the ounty of Essex aforesd Gent deced in and by his last Will and Testament in writting bearing date the twenty third day of January in the year one thousand seven hundred and Twenty Six among other things did declare his will to be that after the decease of his loving Wife ELIZABETH MOSELEY all his land not before bequeathed except his part of the WHITE OAK SWAMP after in his sd Will disposed of shou'd be for WILLIAM MOSELEY' and did give and bequeath as aforesd the sd remainder except as aforesd to him the sd WILLIAM MOSELEY Son of BENJAMIN MOSELEY to him and his heirs lawfully begotten for ever -and for want of such heirs to his the sd Testators next heir at law" as by the the sd Will relation being had thereunto may more fully & at large appear And Whereas the sd WILLIAM MOSELEY the Son of the said BENJAMIN MOSELEY is since dead without issue of his body lawfully begotten whereby the reversion of the sd lands after the death of the sd Testators Wife ELIZABETH MOSELEY doth of right belong unto sd WILLIAM MOSELEY party to these presents as Nephew and heir at Law to the sd Testator EDWARD MOSELEY
Now This Indenture Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of twenty two pounds Eight shillings Currt. money to the sd WILLIAM MOSELEY paid by ROBERT BROOKE he the sd WILLIAM MOSELEY doth confirm unto the said ROBERT BROM his heirs & assigns the reversion immediately when it shall happen after the death of the sd ELIZABETH MOSELEY the widow &, Relict of the sd Testator EDWARD MOSELEY of all the land whatsoever so given by sd EDWARD MOSELEY to the sd WILLIAM MOSELEY Son of BENJAMIN MOSELEY after the decease of his the sd Testators Wife ELIZABETH MOSELEY in his last Will as aforesd and more especially to a certain parcel of land in the Parish of St Anns in the County of Essex containing one hundred acres and next adjoyning to a certain tract of land formerly purchased by ROBERT BROOKE Father of the sd ROBERT BROOKE party to these presents of the sd EDWARD MOSELEY being part of the land given and devised by the sd EDWARD MOSELEY in his Last Will & Testament and all the Houses, Orchards. woods and appurtenances whatsoever belonging To Have and To Hold unto the sd ROBERT BROOKE immediately when it shall happen after the death of the sd ELIZABETH MOSELEY Widow of the sd Testator. In Witness whereof I have set my hand and Seal in presence of ROBT, ROSE, WM, MOSELEY
THOS HAWKINS, ELIAS NEWMAN
At a Court held for Essex County on the XVIth day of November MDCCXXXI
This Deed indented from WILLIAM MOSELEY to ROBERT BROOKE Gent was proved by the Oaths of all the Witnesses thereto & on his motion is admitted to record