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

Rachel MNU Colclough

Female 1678 - 1749  (~ 71 years)


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  • Name Rachel MNU Colclough 
    Born Apr 1678  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Dec 1749  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I024300  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Family Benjamin Colclough,   b. Bef 1687, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 11 Apr 1722, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 35 years) 
    Married Bef 1703  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Colclough,   b. Abt 1704, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hester Colclough,   b. Abt 1707, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jul 1744, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     3. Rachel Colclough,   b. Bef 1713, St Paul's Parish, "Chotank" Stafford County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Alexander Colclough,   b. 2 Jul 1716, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1739, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     5. William Colclough,   b. 2 Jul 1717, St Paul's Parish, "Chotank" Stafford County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Oct 1783, Warren County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 66 years)
     6. Margaret Colclough,   b. Abt 1719, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1780, Warren County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
     7. Sarah Colclough,   b. 16 Mar 1719/20, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Dec 1748, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 28 years)
     8. Robert Colclough,   b. Bef 1721, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 10 Jun 1761, Williamsburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 40 years)
     9. Jane Colclough,   b. Bef 1722, St Paul's Parish, "Chotank" Stafford County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1797, Hamiton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years)
     10. Elizabeth Colclough,   b. 1723, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F14882  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vastaffo/deaths/1700deathsac.htm
      URL title: Stafford County Deaths - 1700s
      Note:
      COLCLOUGH, Rachel, December 25, 1748.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://members.fortunecity.com/chtii/colclough/app4.htm#
      URL title: AMERICAN CHRONOLOGY
      Note:
      Stafford Co. Court, Nov 13, 1739, the nun-cupative will of Alexander Colclough was proved by the depositions of Rachel Colclough and John Jones. William Colclough was appointed administrator. Rachel Colclough, gave her age as about 61(calculated year of birth 1678), deposed that Alexander Colclough in his last sickness declared he gave all his estate to his brother, William Colclough. Inventory of his personal estate date Mar 8, 1739 and returned April 8, 1750 included a parcel of "Ships Carpenters and old Tools"(Stafford Wills)
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      1748
      WILL OF Rachael Colclough of Stafford County and Saint Pauls parish being Sick In body but of perfect Sense & Memory thanks be given to God do & Ordain this my last Will & Testament In manner & form following Items. I commit my soul into the hands of almighty God assuredly believing I shall have free pardon & remission from all my Sins in & through the merits of my only Saviour & redeemer Jesus Christ next I commit my body to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Exrs hereafter nominated & as for such worldly Estate which It hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give devise & dispose of In the following manner & form.

      Item I give my Land In Fairfax County to be Equally divided between my sons Robert Colclough & William Colclough to them & their heirs. Robert to have his part joining to his Land where he now lives & William Colclough to the remainder.

      Item I give unto William Colclough one negro wench named Nell & one negro boy named Philip & a negro girl named Kate One feather bed & furniture the bed that I lay on.

      Item I give unto my Daughter Eliza. Bowling the Use of one negro fellow named Will until the death of Eliza Bowling & after the Death of Eliza Bowling I give the said Negro Will to her son John Bowling.

      Item I give unto my Daughter Mary Thornbury the use of one Negro boy named Jack and a negro Girl named Nell until her death & after the death of Mary Thornbury I give the said negroes Jack and Nell to her Children.

      Item I give unto Eliza Bowling the use of one negro wench named Sall for five years & If the said negro Should have any Children in that time to go to Alexr Bowling & his brother Sim Bowling.

      Item, I give unto my Daughter Mary Thornbury's Daughter Sarah Kidwell one feather bed bolster sheets blanket & Rugg that was her grandfathers & one Young Cow two pewter Dishes & half a Dozen pewter plates.

      Item I give unto my Daughter Rachael Bowling the feather bed & furniture that belongs to It whereon her Children lays on & Six head of Cattle & all my hogs & Six barrels of Indian Corn.

      Item I give unto my Daughter Mary Thornburys son William Kidwell one Young Cow & the money Capt. Anthony Thornton owes me being Seven pounds ten shillings.

      Item I give unto my Daughter Jane Newton the use of one Negro man named James & one Negro Girl named Rose until the Death of Jane Newton & after her Death I give the said Negro fellow Jas the negro Girl Rose to her Children

      Item I give unto my Daughter Margt. Durham the Use of one negro boy named James five years & after the five Years the said boy to go to Elizabeth Bowling & The Said Ellz§ Bowling to have the use of the said Boy Five Year & then I give Him to Alexander Colelough, the son of Robert Colclough.

      Item I give unto my Daughter Mary Thornbury the remainder of my Cattle after Rachael Bowling Junr & Priscilla Bowling has a heiffer apiece.

      Item I give unto my Daughter Margaret Durham the Use of one negro boy named Harry until her death and afer the Death of Margaret Derham I give the said Boy Harry to her Children.

      Item I give unto William Colclough the Land where I now dwell on to him & his heirs for ever

      Item I give unto my Daughter Margaret Durham the use of one negro named Sall

      After five years which she Is to be with Elizi Bowling then to Margt Derham until her death and after the death of Margt Durham I give the said Negro wench Sall to her Children.
      Item My will & desire Is that five of the best of my pewter Dishes & one Dozen of Pewter plates be Equally divided between my Daughters Mary Thornbury Rachael Bowling and Jane Newton.

      Item I give one Gray Mare called Fanny to Will Colclough & the first fole she brings to Jane Newton

      Item I give unto Rachael Bowling one bay horse called Spark.

      Item my will & desire is that my son Willlam Colclough return the bed which I lent him formerly to my negro wench Nell at my death & the said Negro wench to have the two Iron pots & hooks which she has In her Quarter with her & such beding & bed clothes to go with her.

      Item I give & bequeath unto Robert Colclough & William Colcloughs Children all my money in the house & in Majr John Champe hands to be Equally between the said Children.
      Item My will & desire Is that after my just debts are paid my Crop of Tobo be Equally divided between my Daughters Mary Thornbury Rachael Bowling Eliza Bowling Jane Newton & Margret Durham.

      Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Jane DeBell one negro boy named Anthony

      To her & her heirs.

      Item my will & desire is that the said Negro boy be in the care of my Daughter Rachael Bowling while the said Jane DeBell come of Age or married & If she died without heir to return to Wllllam Colclough.

      Item I give unto Jane Newton all the new feathers In the house & a new tick & bolster & a new pair of Sheets and a new Quilt which Is now in the house & the remainder of the Furniture to be paid for out of the Crop.

      Item I give unto Rachl Bowling all the rest of my Estate on the plantation.

      Item I do appoint my sons Robert Colclough William Colclough & Saml Thornbury Exrs of this my last will & testament.
      IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this 19th day of December In the Year of our Lord God 1748 Rachael(R)Colclough (Seal)
      Signed Seald & Delivered In the presence of us John Stone Willis Conway 48
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      Stafford Co VA Will Book 1748-1767; p. 116
      An account of Est of RACHAEL COLCLOUGH late of Stafford County deced by
      SAML. THORNBURY JR. Acct in this County .. The afsd Thornbury charges
      himself with the Estate appraised in this County to the . .amount of
      t. 269 .. 6.. 5. As also addl. apprsmt. In Fairfax Couty of t 50 .. 0 ..• 0. t. 319 ..
      6 .. 5 the Whole of which being Legacies paid to the Legatee each having their
      part according to the Tenor of the will except a Bedtick now in the hands of
      ROBERT COLCLOUGH who is out of this County & the first named Exer Humby craves
      allowance for the following paymt. & Disbursements. funeral Expenses; paId
      THOMAS CARVER; to a Judgment obtain'd by Conway; to Lawyers fee. Total t 10.. 10 .
      7-1/2.; To paid HOWSIN HOOE as an appraiser; paid WILLIAM BUNBURY as per do; paid EDWARD BURGESS as pr Do; paid RICE HOOE for Leveys; paid THOS. STRIBLING; pd H. TYLERS Clks fees as to Sher 1749 paid B. WALLERS Do; paId the sherif for writ ad Convey to costs of suit Conway v Colclough. Corn at 6 pcent. Total
      1817 pounds Tobo.
      At Court held for St.rford County 10th July 1750 Samuel Thornbury Junr. one
      of the Executors of Rachael Colclough decd made oath to above account admitted
      to record the Tobo valued at 14 pcent.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VIRGINIA DEED BOOK LIBER C., 1748-1763

      1748
      Dec 9 Will of Rachel Colclough mentions her sons John and William, her daughter Elizabeth Bowling and grandchildren John, Alexander, & Sim Bowling, her dau Mary Durham , her dau Mary Thornbury. The land that I have given to Alexander Colclough, son of Robert Colclough, I give to William.

      1749
      Dec 25 Rachel Colclough, widow of Benjamin, died at the age of 71

      1787.
      Margaret SHEARIN mortgages her inheritance from her father William COLCLOUGH and her grandmother Rachel COLCLOUGH to her brother Benjamin COLCLOUGH to secure a debt of 17 lbs/15/6/1/4 VA. money due Dec. 27,
      Will Bk 4 #168 of Warren County, N. C.

      1787.
      Margaret Shearin to William Shearin. Mortgage on her inheritage from her father William Colclough and her Grandmother Rachel Colclough and Brother Benjamin Colclough, to secure a debt of 17 Pds./15/61/1 VA money due Dec 25,
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 84-87 This Indenture date Made 10th April 1722 between JOHN COLCLOUGH of County Stafford and RACHEL COLCLOUGH of same .. for Three thousand pounds of Tobacco and Tenn shillings paid .. sold 50 acres it being part of 100 acres which fell to said John Colclough by death of his Brother BENJAMIN COLCLOUGH it being the County aforesaid bounded .. with the land of Mr. JOHN ASHTON, East with HOWSEN HOOE'S land with the land of BENJAMIN MASSEY, South with the land of Collo. RICE HOOE, the other 50 acres being already sold to RACHEL COLCLOUGH the said land being now in possession of Rachel ..
      Presence Edwd. Humston, John x Colclough Edwd. Humston Junr., James Mullikin
      Att a Court Continued for County of Stafford 14th Novembr 1722 Then came John Colclough & personally acknowledged this Deed of Lease/Release ., which is ordered to be recorded and is accordingly.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp. 87-91 This Indenture made 12th/13th February 1721 between JOHN COLCLOUGH of County Stafford and RACHAEL COLCLOUGH of same .. sold 50 acres it being the one halfe of 100 acres which fell to John Colclaugh by the death of his Brother BENJAMIN COLCLOUCH .. to bind on the lands of BENJAMIN MASSEY and Collo. RICE HOOE and HOWSEN HOOE .. for Three thousand pounds Tobacco ..
      Presence John Short,
      Richard Foley John x Colclough
      Att a Court held for Stafford County 14th Feby Then came John Colclough & personally acknowledged this Deed of Lease & Release which is ordered to be recorded and is accordingly.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK M; 1729-1748; THE ANTIENT PRESS p. 277 The Deposition of RACHEL COCLOUCH aged about 61 years being Sworn deposeth that ALEXANDER COCLOUGH in his last Sickness declared that he gave all his Estate to his brother WILLIAM COCLOUCH and that he was then in perfect Sence and memory and further Saith not. Rachl. Colclough
      The deposition of JOHN JONES aged about 27 years being Sworn deposeth that Alexander Coclough in his last sickness declar'd that he gave all his Estate to his brother William Coclough and that he was then in his perfect Sence and memory and further saich not. John Jones
      At Court held for Stafford County November the 13th 1739 The Nuncupative will of Alexander Colclough being proved by the witnesses admitted to record and administration of the said decedent's Estate with the will annext is granted WILLIAM COLCLOUCH.
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      Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Vol IV, Loudoun Co. Va {Peggy Joyner}
      ELIJAH MAJOR, assignee (in 1771) of Alexander Colclough of Cameron Parish for whom resurvd; 8 Dec. 1770 - 16 May 1771; 220 a. being one moiety of larger tract to Rachel Coleclough 9 June 1741 for 447 a. which Rachel devised by her will dated 19 Dec. 1748 (in Stafford) to her two sons Robert & William as Tenants in common & Robt was condemned & executed for a Felony (Records of the Genl Court) & his moiety escheats; adj. Colo Carter, John Ralls (now Henry Ringo (Rings?) main road from Snickers Gap to Colchester. CC-George Durin & Philip Ringo. Surv. John Hough.
      To John Cross who enterd Caveat on behalf of widow of Robt Colclough for Cross to appear & shew cause why deed should not issue to Alexr Colclough.

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