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

Philip Alexander

Male 1704 - 1753  (49 years)


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  • Name Philip Alexander 
    Born 22 Jul 1704  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Aug 1753  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9172  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father Philip Alexander,   b. 1664, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 11 Sep 1706, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 42 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Ashton,   b. Abt 1670, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1750, Stafford County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1688  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6305  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Hooe,   b. 1708, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1758, Salisbury, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 11 Nov 1726  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Children 
     1. Frances Alexander,   b. 5 Oct 1728, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Jane Alexander,   b. 12 Jan 1730, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1775, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 44 years)  [natural]
     3. Elizabeth Alexander,   b. 24 Dec 1731, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1750, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 18 years)  [natural]
     4. Sarah Alexander,   b. 30 Sep 1733, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1779, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)  [natural]
     5. John Alexander,   b. 15 Nov 1735, Salisbury, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1775, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [natural]
     6. Philip Alexander,   b. 31 May 1741, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1753, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)  [natural]
     7. William Thornton Alexander,   b. 3 Mar 1744, "Salisbury" St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1814, Effingham House, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     8. Robert Alexander,   b. 2 Aug 1746, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1746, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F6304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK O; 1748-1767; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 252-254 In Name of God I PHILIP ALEXANDER of saint Pauls Parish in County of Staf ford being sick but of sound memory do make my Last Will & Testament in manner following that is to say First I give to my Eldest Son JOHN ALEXANDER all that tract of land whereon I now live with all the lands I have purchas'd thereto adjoyning together with all appurtenances. Also I give my second son PHILIP ALEXANDER all my lands with the appurtenances .. thereunto belonging in Parish of Truroe & County of Fairfax to hold forever. 1 also give my son Philip a tract of land containing 1051 acres which I bought of Mr. ROBERT MASSEY with all appurtenances being at Brent Town in the County of Prince William to hold forever I also give unto my third son WILLIAM ALEXANDER a tract containing 1075 acres which I bought of Mr. RICHARD FOOTE Attorney of SAMUEL HAYWARD, Consull at Gant with all appurtenances belonging being at Brent Town in County of Prince William to hold forever. I also give to my Daughter FRANCES STUART a morning ring besides her fortune already paid. I also give to my Daughter JANE ASHTON as much money as will make her fortune of 500 pounds which Ballance will appear in Mr. HENRY ASHTON'S account where I have paid near all the sum above mentioned. I also give to my daughter SARAH FENDALL as much money as will make her fortune up five hundred pounds which ballance will appear in Mr. JOHN FENDALLS account. All the rest I desire may be equally divided among my said three sons as they come of age, and as for the slaves that shall be allotted My dear Wife SARAH ALEXANDER as her thirds thereof my desire is that after her decease they the third part of the slaves and increase may be equally divided amongst my three sons. It is likewise my will that my three sons be constantly kept at school until they come to the age of 18 years, and then bound or put out either to a Doctor County Court Clerk or a Lawyer which they shall choose at that age until they arrive at age of 21 years and I do appoint Sarah Alexander my said Wife, John Alexander my said son & my friends Mr. RICHARD BERNARD, Mr. RICHARD FOOTE, Colo. HENRY FITZHUGH JUNR. & the Revd. WILLIAM STUART Executors of this my last Will & Testament .. and lastly I do hereby revoke all wills made by me formerly .. 12th July 1753.
      Presence John Washington,
      Archd. Dick, Walter Williamson Philip Alexander John Spinks
      At Court held for Stafford County 14th August 1753 Within Last Will & Testament of Philip Alexander Gent deced presented by Richard Bernard Gent one of the Exrs therein named .. proved admitted to record and Certificate granted for obtaining probate ..
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      COLONIAL FAMILIES OF THE Southern States of America
      ALEXANDER FAMILY
      page 8
      CAPT. PHILIP ALEXANDER, (3--4), of King George County, Virginia., b. July 22, 1704; d. July 19, 1753; will dated July 18, 1753, probated Aug. 14, 1753; his personal estate was appraised at £1,558 IOS., 2 1/2d.; m. Nov. 11, 1726, Sarah Hooe, b. 1708; d. Aug. 14, 1758; dau. of Col. Rice and Frances (Townshend-Dade) Hooe, of King George County, Virginia., gr. dau. of Rice and Catherine (Taliaferro) Hooe, and of Col. Robert and Mary (Langhorn) Townsend.
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      Stafford County, Virginia Will Book M page 11-13
      Stafford Co. In Obedience to an Order of Court 13th May 1730 We Subscribers being first sworn before Capt John Washington one of his Majesties Justices for this County have Inventoriede and Apraised ye Estate of Mr Thomas Marshall Decd Vizt. Items listed and valued 37.17.7
      The Above is the whole that came to our view to be appraised whereunto we ye said appraisers by vertue of Order of court have set our hands this 13 day of 1730.
      Townsend Washington
      Henry Washington
      Philip Alexander
      James Seaton
      At a court held for Stafford County 9th Sept 1730, Henry Washington Executor of Thomas Marshall deceased returned Inventory. ordered to be recorded.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/schools/wmmary/a4250000.txt
      URL title: Alexander Family; Wm. and Mary Qrtly., Vol. 10, No. 3, PP. 178-185
      Note:
      Mr. Philip Alexander's appraisment was returned by Thomas Clifton and Sarah his wife. Names parlor, hall, parlor chamber, hall chamber, and diary. Division of Philip Alexander's estate recorded 11 Sept., 1706, by Richard Fossaker, W. Bunbury, and Charles ELLIS, who met at the house of Mr. Thomas Clifton, viz., Jane Alexander, "eldest daughter", Elizabeth and Sarah, "two youngest daughters, and his son Philip Alexander.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK O; 1748-1767; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 250-251 In the Name of God Amen I SARAH MACGILL of County of Stafford being sick but of sound mind I do make my Last Will and Testament revoking all Wills.. Soul to God .. Body to Earth ..
      Item I give to my Son PHILIP ALEXANDER a Mourning Ring of 20 shillings price.
      Item I give to my Son BURDET CLIFTON a Negro Fellow called Harry & a Negro wench called Prue & two of her children Tom & Ben & MARY DUNLAPS Mulatto girl which is bound to me & their Increase during his natural life & at his decease to be divided amongst all his children lawfully begotten.
      Item I give to my Grandson BURDITT CLIFTON these Negroes Vizt: Will Lucy & Kate & three young Caws & Calves & my best Feather bed & furniture I have in my house at my Death & the Negroes
      I give to my Grandson Burdit Clifton and lawfully begotten heirs forever and my desire that his Father keep his Estate till he comes to age of 18. Item I give to my Granddaughter JENNET SCOTT a Negro girl - and her increase to be delivered to her by my Executor at the day of Marriage and in case my Granddaughter should die without Heirs then my desire is that said Negro & her Increase return to my Son Burditt Clifton & his heirs.
      Item I give to my Grandson PHILIP ALEXANDER a Negro girl called Nan & her increase.
      Item I give to my Granddaughter ELIZABETH DADE the Mourning Ring gave me by my Brother HENRY ASHTON to be delivered her at my Decease.
      Item I give to my Cousin JOHN ALEXANDER'S Daughter ANN ALEXANDER a Ring of 20 shillings price to be delivered at my death. Item I give unto my son Burditt Clifton whom I appoint my whole & sole Executor of this my last will & Testament after my just Debts & funeral Expenses is paid all the rest & residue of my Estate both Real & Personal to him and heirs for-ever .. November 1748
      No witnesses (No signature)
      At Court held for Stafford County 14th March 1749 Upon hearing the several Deports taken concerning the two Wills of Sarah McGill deced tis the Courts opinion that the Will dated the -- day of Novr 1748 and not signed is the Will of the said Sarah and is ordered to be recorded with said deposition
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds [Antient Press]; Liber M; 1749 - 1752; pp 64-68
      THIS INDENTURE made the 20th day of September in the Twenty second year of the reign of our sovereign Lord GEORGE the Second and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty Nine Between ROBERT MASSEY of the Parish of Saint Pauls in the County of STAFFORD gent: of one part and PHILIP ALEXANDER gent. of the Parish and County aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said ROBERT MASSEY for the sum of Two hundred and fifty pounds Current money hath sold unto the said PHILIP ALEXANDER tin his full and actual! possession and seizes by virtue of Indenture for one year and by force of the statute for transferring of uses into possession) and to his heirs & assigns forever all that tenement or parcel of land in the Parish of Dettingen in the County of Prince William on the South Branches of SLATY RUN containing One thousand and Fifty one acres commonly known by the name of the BRENT TOWN TRACT lately belonging to SAMUEL HAYWARD Esquire his Majestys Counsull of all the Islands under the VENETIAN GOVERNMENT in the LEVANT by his attorney in Fact RICHARD FOOTE bent of said Parish of St. Paul's and County of STAFFORD foresaid sold the said One thousand and Fifty one acres of land to the said ROBERT MASSY by Deeds of Lease and Release now recorded among the records of the County of Prince William relation being had which is bounded according to a survey thereof made by JOHN SAVAGE Surveyor of STAFFORD COUNTY on the third day of May one thousand seven hundred & forty two Vizt. Begining at A a live Oak corner of the land of Capt. HENRY FITZHUGH extending thence along the said FITZHUGHs line No. W. to B a Hickory and white Oak corner to said FITZHUGH standing in the dividing line between the aforesaid FOOTE & HAYWARD thence along the said Line N. East to another Hickory corner to said FOOTE and HAYWARD in BRENTs line at (C ) thence along the said line S, E. to (D) a red Oak on said BRENTs line finally SW to the first station and all houses and ppurtenances whatsoever belonging To Have and To Hold to the use of PHILIP ALEXANER his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof said ROBERT MASSEY path set
      his hand and Seale in presence of WM. STUART, ROBT. MASSEY
      JOHN STUART, RICHARD FOOTE WINIFRED MASSEY
      CHA. WALLER, JOHN HAMILTON,
      JOHN ASBEE, GEORGE WALLER
      We do hereby certifie that Mrs. WINIFRED MASSEY signed sealed & delivered this Deed in the presence of us the thirteenth day of October 1749
      RICHARD FOOTE
      HENRY FITZHUGH
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 27th day of November 1749 This Release & Receipt were proved by the oaths of JOHN HAMILTON & ROBERT ASBEE witnesses thereto and
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 23 day of April 1750
      This Release & Receipt were proved by the oath of GEORGE WALLER another of the witnesses thereto & admitted to record

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