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

William Colclough

Male 1717 - Bef 1783  (< 66 years)


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  • Name William Colclough 
    Born 2 Jul 1717  St Paul's Parish, "Chotank" Stafford County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef Oct 1783  Warren County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I024894  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2020 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Rachel MNU Colclough,   b. Apr 1678, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1749, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married Bef 1703  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14877  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Rogers,   b. Abt 1724, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 Oct 1797, Warren County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1741  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Colclough,   b. 4 Feb 1744/45, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F15325  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1716
      July 2 William & Alexander Colclough, twin sons of Benjamin & Rachel born. Baptised St Pauls. William goes on to married Mary Rogers. In Nov same year An Alexander died aged 5 months NB there appears to be a 2nd Alexander who died young and left ship's carpentry tools.

      1720
      Sarah Colclough, dau of Benjamin & Rachel born. She m Kidwell

      1741
      Dec 31 Mary Rogers, dau of John Rogers and Mary Newton, and grandaughter of Mary (Newton) Meese m William Colclough. Her brothers were Grigsby & William Rogers
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      -Nov 7, John Harris to William Colclough for 150 pds., 475 acres on Jordans Branch in Thompson's line to John Shearin's line, Isaac and Wm. Acree's line. Wts: Edward Durham, Wm. Shearin. Deeds of early Granville County, NC. Reprint Co.. Book F, p 246 -Item #413,414

      1763.
      William & Mary Colclough sold their land in Fauquier County, Virginia in 1762, and bought land in Granville County, NC, as did Henry & Margaret(Colclough)Foote

      1783
      William Colclough of Warren County, NC d.

      Knowing the uncertainty of the hour of death - - -Lend. to wife Mary Colclough during her life-my plantation I now live on and half my land joining the plantation; also eight Negroes (named), stock, furniture, etc. At the death of wife the above property to be divided equally betwixt my children: John Colclough Alexander Colclough Ricey Colclough Margret Shearin Jane Moseley Anne Mitchell Elizabeth Shearin Mary Colclough Francie Colclough Beheathland Colclough except the land and one horse Lend to daughter Jane Moseley- 2 Negroes Patt and Milley during her life and then to the heirs of her body. Lend to daughter Francle Colclough- 2 Negroes Rachel and James during her life. If she dies without having any heirs of her body then to be divided betwixt the rest of my children. Lend to daughter Mary Colclough- 2 Negroes Anney and Sarah. If she dies without heirs-- Lend to daughter Betheathland Colclough- 2 Negroes Bob and Such - -to son Ricey Colclough- the plantation whereon I now.live and half the land adj., after wife's death, and two Negroes Moses and Seley, and my black horse. give to daughter Anne Mitchell 2 Negroes, young Cade and Aney to son Alexander Colclough, Negro Girl Silvey. to gr. dau. Seley Mitchell- Negro girl Amey to son John Colclough--Negro boy Lott the half the land I now live on, being the part whereon he lives to dau. Elizabeth Shearin- 4 Negroes, Luck, Jane, Gabriel and Harry Wife Mary and son John Colclough, Exrs. Will dated June 12, 1783 Test: John Coleman, Rice Coleman, Newton Foote,

      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,


      1803.
      The will of John COLCLOUGH - dated 3 Jan. Wife, Lucy, Extrx -daughters: Sally COLCLOUGH, Mary BELL, Betsy CENTER (or SENTER), Nancy COLCLOUGH, and Fanny ACREE - sons: William COLCLOUGH, Benjamin COLCLOUGH. James and Grigsby COLCLOUGH were named but relationship was not given. John COLCLOUGH was the son of William COLCLOUGH and acted as Adm. of his estate May Ct. 1790. (Will Bk 5 #164 of Warren County, N. C. lists as expense travel to Fairfax, Virginia. - apparently the earlier residence of the COLCLOUGHS.
      Will Bk. 12 #61 of Warren County, N. C
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK M; 1729-1748; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp. 513-515 In Name of God Amen I MARY MEESE of Stafford County and Parish of Saint Paul being sick in body but of sound mind do make my last Will & Testament (That is to say) First & principally I recommend my Soul to God and as to my worldly estate I give in manner following .. and my body to he decently buried. Item I give to my Grandson WILLIAM TRAVERSE one Negro man named James and one young Bay mare, Item I give to my Grand Daughter MARGRETT TRAVERSE one cow and calf or Cow & yearling, half a dozen Plates and Eason, one Dish. Item I give to my Grand Daughter LETTICE TRAVERSE one Cow & Calf or Calf & Yearling, half a dozen Platen, 1 Dish and 1 Mason. Item 1 give to my Grandson WILLIAM ROGERS 1 Negro man named Will a Cow & Calf or a Cow and yearlin,, my Bed that I lye on bedstead and Furniture. Item I give unto MARY COLCOUGH the Wife of WILLIAM COLCOUGH a Bed and Furniture that stands in the little house, 1 cow and calf or 1 cow and yearling. Item I give to my Grandson GRIGSBY ROGERS 1 Negro man named Andrew and 1 Negro wench named Bess. I also give all the rest of my Estate both real and persona]. to my Grandson Grigsby Rogers and I do also ordain my said Grandson Grigsby Rogers Sole i xer. of this my last will and do revoke all other wills .. I also desire the Estate not be appraised. Mary Meese
      At Courr held for Stafford County June 9th 1747 Inventory admitted to record.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

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      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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      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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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber M; 1749 - 1752; pp 224-226
      THIS INDENTURE made the sixth and seventh day of April one thousand seven hundred and fifty Two Between WILLIAM COLCLOUGH & MARY his Wife of the County of Prince William of one part & EDWARD WALLER of the County of STAFFORD of the other part Witnesseth that WILLIAM COLCLOUGH & MARY his Wife for the sum of Forty five pounds Current money hath sold unto the said EDWARD WALLER in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale for one year and by force of the statute for transferring uses into possession and to his heirs & assigns forever a certain parcell of land in the County of Prince William and on a Branch of SEDER RUN called by the name of the WALNUT BRANCH being part of a Great tract of land formerly PATTENTED by one WILLIAM HACKNEY and sold by sd WILLIAM HACKNEY to KELLY JENNINGS and purchased of the sd JENNINGS by said WILLIAM COLCLOUGH and bounded beginning at a corner in the line of JAMES YOUNGs land extending thence East to a Corner white Oak of JAMES GENNs marked I Q standing near the afsd WALNUT BRANCH thence NE to a Maple in a Branch thence dowse the sd Branch S. E. to a white Oak then No W. to a saplin standing by WILLIAM DURHAMs fence thence S. E. to a large white Oak thence S. E. to several marked saplins then S. W. to an old Spanish Oak a Corner to one BURGES's land then with his line S. E. to a marked Ash & Hickory standing by a Swamp then doun the sd Swamp to a marked red Oak thence SW crossing the sd Swamp to a red Oak corner of BENJAMIN NEWTON then NW to JOHN NEVILs Corner thence with his line NW to a white Oak on the North side of the afsd WALNUT BRANCH thence NW to a parcel of marked saplins standing close by the afsd JAMES YOUNGs Fence then with his line NW to the first station, & all houses Gardings, Fences & appurtenances belonging
      To Have and To Hold the said lands & premises unto EDWARD WALLER his heirs & assigns
      forever. In Witness whereof sd WILLIAM COLCLOUGH & MARY his Wife have sett their hands and seals
      in presence of GEO: WALLER, WILLIAM COLCLOUGH
      WILLIAM DURHAM, THOS 1 WOOD MARY COLCLOUGH
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 27 day of April 1752
      WILLIAM COLCLOUGH acknowledged this Release & Receipt to be his act and deed which are admitted to record

      === Research notes from John Schmeekle

      The Benjamin Colclough of the 1782 will in North Carolina mentions brother "Wrice." This has to be Rice Colclough, son of William Colclough, son of Benjamin (d. abt 1722) of Stafford County, Virginia. I suspect that the Benjamin who appears in 1724 in Stafford County was actually a son of Benjamin by a first wife.

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