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

Robert Alexander

Male 1685 - 1736  (51 years)


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  • Name Robert Alexander 
    Born 1685  St. Clement's Manor, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Apr 1736  Stafford County, Virginia - Proved Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I002263  Tree1
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2020 

    Father Robert Alexander,   b. 1663, Tarbert, Kentyre, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1704, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Frances Ashton,   b. 1665, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1707, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 16 Jun 1683  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01578  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Fowke,   b. 13 Jan 1689/90, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1739, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 1711  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Parthenia Alexander,   b. 1709, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1790, Alexandria, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. John Alexander,   b. 26 Jul 1711, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1763, "Salisbury, " Stafford (now King George) County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Anne Fowke Alexander,   b. 1712, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1782, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years)
     4. Gerard Alexander,   b. 1713, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1761, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     5. Sarah Alexander,   b. 1718, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1739, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F01090  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK M; 1729-1748; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      Pp. 201-202 In Name of God Amen I ROBERT ALEXANDER of. Stafford County being Sick but of perfect mind .. make this my last will and testament .. Imp/ I give to my well beloved wife ANNE ALEXANDER all my Lands in Stafford County to act with the same as she shall think proper during her life and also four negroes Soloman, Natl, Grace & Dinah and Soloman and Grace not to be removed off of my now Dwelling plantation during their lives also the thirds of my personal Estate and after her Death to be equally divided between my two Sons hereafter named.
      Item I give to my daughter ANN HOOE 200 acres of Land commonly called Sumner's Quarter and all things elreadv given in her possession to her and theirs.
      Item I give to my Son JOHN ALEXANDER all my land in Stafford County now left to his Mother after her Death also the Island in Prince Wm. County comonly called Pexrsons a Island where he now lives on.
      Item I give to my Daughter PARTTEENIA MASSEY 400 acres of land in Prince Wm. according to my Bond and all other things that Bond contains and also two white Servant women they having Seven years to serve each and to her liking tradesmen excepted and forty Barrels of corn to be paid in two years proceeding the Date and on her aforsd land to be built at the costs of my ExExs hereafter named a 50 foot Tobacco house twenty foot wide and a twenty foot Quarter fifteen foot wide and ffour cows and calves four Sows with Pigs and 800 weight of Meat.
      Item I give to my son GERRARD ALEXANDUR the Island in Prince William County comonly called Homes Island where he now fives on also 1125 acres of land joining to said Island also 4 Negroes Robin Shire Sam and young man and 2 beds and furniture and his comun riding mare called Sgtairrell and all her increase and all the rest of his house hold Stuff that is on the said Island now in possession and 13 head of Sheep.
      Item I give unto my Daughter SARAH ALEXANDER 400 acres of land joining to Parthenia Masssey the same length on the back line and the same breath on the river as my Bonds mentioned to Parthenia Massie, 4 Negros, 2 new Negro women and two new Wagrumen they not to exceed 20 years a horse of 10 pounds price a Saddle of 6 pounds price Sterling also the° same Stock and household stuff as my Bond mentions to Parthenia Massie to be delivered when she comes to age of 16 by the aforesd Exes. hereafter named and the said Sarah to be maintained by the Exes. with apparrell and Diet till the age of 18 moreover
      I give to my Daughter Sarah Alexander 40 Barrels of Corn and the building of a 50 foot Tobacco house 20 foot wide and a 20 foot Quarter 15 foot wide her plantation use and the said Negroes to be found with cloathing for two years and if my Daughter Sarah should die without heirs Lawfully begotten of her body then all the things that is given to my said Daughter to be equally divided between my two sons John and Gerrard Alexander and heirs and all the rest of my Estate both Real and Personal to be Equally divided between my two Sons and heirs forever.
      Item the four Negroes mentioned to my Wife to be equally divided between my two Sons as aforsd but if in case she should choose the thirds of my Estate then the negroes falling to her part I desire may be equally divided between my two Sons as aforsd.
      Item I desire that all my lands and negroes be entailed from heir to heir Those excepted being John Alexander four already given Thomas Spring, George, Frank and Will and their Increase and also Gerrard Alexander Fear Robin, Slice, Sam, Young Nan and their Increase.
      I also appoint my welbeloved wife Ann Alexander and John Alexander and Gerrard Alexander my whole and sole ExEs of this my last will and Testament 28th of April M CCX V.
      Presence Rich. Todd, Robt. Alexander
      Jethro Bunsplatt, Sarah Bunsplatt
      At Court held for Stafford County Lath Apl. 1736 Will presented made oath .. same proved .. admitted to record .. Certificate granted for obtalaling Probate ..

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      Prince William County Virginia, Will Book C 1734-1744 by John Frederick Dorman:
      Pages 150-5. Inventory and appraisement of estate of Robert Alexander, Gent., dec., made by order of 24 April 1738
      Includes 8 negroes valued at £ 124.0.0.
      One servt. man David Kelly 6.0.0
      Total valuation £ 162.4.0
      And did likewise set apart the widow's third and divide the same between the legatees as followeth:
      The Widow's Part £ 54. 1.4
      Jane Alexander's Part 31. 8.0
      Gerrard Alexander . 20.14.8
      17 May 1738 Wm. Henry Terret
      Geo. Harrison
      Thom. Pearson
      22 May 1738. Thomas Pearson returned this division-of the estate of Robert Alexander, dec., which was OR.
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      Sources:
      Title: John Alexander, A Northern Neck Proprietor, by Wesley E. Pippenger
      Page: 107
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      Mr. Gerard Fowke 21.92 CH £493.1.3 Oct 16 1735
      (also Gerrard Fowke)
      Appraisers: Mathew Stone, Richard Price.
      Creditors: Gustavus Brown.
      Next of kin: Robert Alexander, Gustavus Brown.
      Executrix: Sarah Fowke.
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      Fowke Gerard, Charles County, 6th Aug., 1734; 20th Jan., 1734.
      To wife Sarah, extx., plantation, being 500 A. of "Poynton Manor, during life; and personalty.
      To son Chandler and hrs., plantation in Virginia where he now lives.
      To dau. Frances, wife of Doctor Guststvus Brown, and hrs., lot at Nanjemy; and personalty.
      To dau. Ann, wife of Robert Alexander, grandsons Gerard and William Chandler, sons of son Chandler, and granddau Jane, dau. of son Roger, personalty.
      To grandson Gerard son of son Roger, and his male hrs., 500 A dwelling plantation afsd at decease of wife; sd. grandson dying without male hrs., sd plantation to son Chandler and male hrs., and for want of such hrs. to rightful hrs of testator, and for want of such hre. to rector, vestry and wardens of Durham Parish. Also "Boughton's Disappointment, Burdetts Creek; and personalty. Residue of estate to wife Sarah
      Test: George Dent, David Stone, Angus Mackintoch. 21. 269.
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      John Glass 6.351 A CH £24.3.7 £35.14.7 May 17 1725
      Payments to: Edward Ford, Robert Alexander, William Howard, James Waters.
      Administratrix: Rebeckah Tyer.
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      Charles County Liber L#2 Page 372.
      At the request of Robert Alexander of Stafford County [VA], Gent, the following deed was recorded Aug 14, 1727.
      Aug 8, 1727 from Gerrard Fowke of CC, Gent, to Robert Alexander of Stafford County, Virginia, for 12 £ sterling money of Great Britain and for divers other good causes, a lot in CC at Nanjemy [Cr] in Durham Town, bounded by stake #11, the river side, containing about 3 roods and 32 perches. Signed - Gerard Fowke. Wit - Robt Hanson*, Geo Dent*.
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      Will of Gerrard's father, Robert Alexander Sr. dated 13th April, 1735 Stafford Co VA, proved 28th april, 1735, Stafford Co. VA.- lists wife, Anne; dau. Anne Hooe; Son John; dau. Parathenia Massie; son Gerrard. dau. Sarah Alexander,a minor under age 16.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p. 268 Know all men .. I MARGARETT BEALL wife of ALEXANDER BEAL of Stafford County parish of Wharton do appoint my well beloved friend EDWARD BERREY to be my lawfull attorney .. to acknowledge land for me in any county court whatever .. this 13th day of July 1726 bearing date with the deed to Major ROBERT ALEXANDER for a peice of land of mine.
      Presence John Musgrove, Margarett x Beall John Bruns, Walter x Williams
      At Court held for Stafford County 13th July 1726 Power of Attorney acknowledged by Margarett Beall .. admitted to record.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      PP. 268--270 This Indenture made 13th July 1726 between ALEXANDER BEALE and MARGARET his wife of Stafford County and ROBERT ALEXANDER of same .. for Six thousand pounds of Tobacco hath granted unto Robert Alexander to ffarm lett for one and twenty years from this date .. tract commonly called "WILLM. GRAFFORD KING" land in Saint Paul Parish beginning one a swamp runing from thence South one Mereweather's line .. land belonging to the Depdant of BENJA. NEWTON to land now in possession of JAMES REA and from thence down a mark'd line to the Swamp being by estimation 100 acres to hold paying yearly one grain of corn and said Alexander Beale and Margaret his wife do further covenant for the said Robert Alexander use of all manner of timber either for sale or otherways
      Presence John Bruss, Alexandr: Beale
      Walter x Williams, John Musgrove Margaret x Beale
      At Court held for Stafford County 13th July 1726 Alexander Beale and Margaret his wife by Edward Berry her Attorney acknowledged this their deed of lease with receipt for consideration money endorsed .. admitted to record.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK M; 1729-1748; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 203-206 Stafford SS Pursuant to order of Court Dated 11th of May 1736 We the Subscribers did meet at house of ROBT, ALEXANDER Gent Deced the 13th May 1736 to appraise and divide Estate of aforesaid Alexander according to the aforsd order and do accordingly proceed ,. items listed and valued Total £ 320.10.6. Madm. ANNE ALEXANDER part of Negroes. Of part of household stuff and stock ., mr. JOHN ALEXANDER'S part of Negroes, part of household Stuff. Mr. GERRARD ALEXANDER'S part of Negroes, part of household Stuff ..
      Stafford Ss Whereas the above persons account are not equal we are informed by the Executors that there is a considerable Estate in Prince William County to be appraised and left a paper of each persons parcel with them to which referrs
      May ye 13th 1736 These persons were Henry Washington
      sworn before me .. PHILIP ALEXANDER Richd. Bernard Richd. Foote
      At Court held for Stafford County July the 13th 1736 Inventory and Division .. admitted to record.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber D; 1738 - 1740; Pages 348-352.
      June 2, 1738. John Todd of Precinct of Onslow, Bath Province of N.C. to John Awbrey of Pr. Wm., Truro Parrish, Va for 200 lbs. sterl....tract on Long Br near line of Maj. Rob. Alexander about two miles and a quarter above the mill standing on sd. main run....deeds of lease and release.
      John Todd
      Wits: Pearce (P) Noland, Peter Noland, John Tod Jr., John (+) Dukes, Wm. Crawford.
      Feb. 26, 1739 John Todd came before me and acknowledged the above and pr: by Edw. Howard one of justices of the peace.
      Rec'd. of John Awbrey sum of 200 lbs. sterl. June 2, 1738.
      At Court Oct. 24, 1738 this release with receit endorsed were proved by oaths of wits: Peter Noland and John Dukes.
      At Ct. March 24, 1739 this release was further proved by oaths of Phillip Noland another wits.

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