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

Simpha Rosa Enfield Mason

Female 1703 - 1761  (58 years)


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  • Name Simpha Rosa Enfield Mason  [1
    Born 1703  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 22 Nov 1761  Gunston Hall Plantation, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I027946  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 

    Father George Mason,   b. 1660, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1716, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Mary Fowke,   b. 1667, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1701 and 1704, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 1688  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01088  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Dinwiddie,   b. 1695, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1726, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 1716  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Dinwiddie,   b. 1717, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1781, Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Jane Dinwiddie,   b. Abt 1718, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1794, Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 
    Family ID F17030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jeremiah 'Jr.' Bronaugh,   b. 25 Feb 1702/03, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1749, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married Bef 4 Aug 1727  Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Bronaugh,   b. 16 Jan 1730/31, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1800, Loudoun County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Mary Bronaugh,   b. 10 Apr 1732, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1766, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     3. Anne Bronaugh,   b. 25 Aug 1735, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1817, Springfield, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Elizabeth Bronaugh,   b. 29 May 1738, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1805, Bradley, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     5. John Bronaugh,   b. 15 Jan 1742/43, Truro Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1778, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 
    Family ID F16309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Dod November 22, 1761 from William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Volume 17, page 236. will was probated February 16, 1772 [ sic 1762, Will B-1, 315, 1762. Inv B-1, 332, 1762

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      Name: Mary K Leitner
      Email: maryleitner@sbcglobal dot net
      URL: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=marykl
      URL title: Leitner Kogl Prideaux Threlkel Families
      Note:
      Your Simpha Rosa Anne Field Mason who married Jeremiah Bronaugh, Jr., her correct name may be Simpha Rosa Enfield Mason who married Jeremiah Bronaugh, Jr.
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      Children
      Elizabeth DINWIDDIE b: ABT 1717 in VA
      Jane DINWIDDIE b: ABT 1717 in VA
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      1725-1728 King George Co VA Order Book
      Kine George County Court 4th of August 1727
      - Administration with the Will annext of the Estate of JOHN DINWIDDIE Gent.
      deced.. is granted unto JEREMIAH BRONAUGH and ROSE his Wife, the sd. JEREMIAH
      with JOHN AMBROSE and JEREMIAH BRONAUGH SENR. acknowledged their Bond for One thousand pounds Sterling for the said JEREMIAH and ROSE's true and faithfull administration thereof
      - RICHARD BRYANT, WILLIAM PROCTER, JOHN FARGUSON and JAMES HACKLEY or any three of them are appointed being first Sworn to appraise all and singular the Estate of JOHN DINWIDDIE Gent. deced., that shall come to their view in money and make their report to the next Court

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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK O; 1748-1767; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      PP-433-439 In the Name of God Amen I ANN MASON of County of Stafford in Colony of Virginia being at present in perfect health and of sound mind .. have thought fit before age or Infirmities impair them to make my last will and Testament .. soul to God .. body to be decently interred .. What worldly Estate (after my Debts, Lawfully contracted are honestly paid) Imprimis
      I give to my son GEORGE MASON & heirs my land lying on Goose Bay in Charles County in Maryland in lieu of all Debts I may owe him at my Death as also, I give to said George Mason & heirs, the following Slaves (9 listed) & my largest Silver Salver:
      Item I give to my son THOMSON MASON & heirs the following silver plate Vizt. my ring & castors, 2 salts, my Soup Spoon, and all the rest of my Silver spoons large, or small: As also one new Bed bolster & Pillows, a pair of sheets, a pair of Blankets and a Quilt his choise of one of my old beds with the same furniture as to the new one. And whereas I bought of my son Thomson some Negroes, for which I was to give him 200 pounds current money, my will is that whatever part of the said Sum appears to be due upon a fair settlement be paid out of the first part of my Estate.
      Item I give to JOHN BRONAUGH the son of my Sister Bronaugh of Fairfax County, and his heirs 500 acres of Land lying in Loudoun County, which I bought of THOMAS JOHNS.
      Item the rest of my Estate Real & Personal of what kind soever, not before bequeathed I give to my Exrs. herein after named, in trust, only to them .. for the uses aftermentioned, & to be disposed off as follows. That my Executors after my Debts are paid purchase as soon as may be, a likly young Negroe wench not Exceeding 20 years of age, with one Male child which I give to my Grandson SAMUEL SELDEN & heirs & her future increase in lieu of Negroes betty & her son Jamy, before bequeathed to my son Geo: Mason. As also a young roan Mare which I desire may be kept for his use.
      Item I give to my Grand Daughter MARY SELDEN a Negro girl named Jemima (the Daughter of Pegg) and that after my Debts are paid my said Executors out of my Estate before given in Trust purchase, one Negroe girl of about four years of age, both which, with their future increase I give to my Grand Daughter and heirs. As also, a large bay Mare and her Increase which I desire may be kept for her use, two cotton counter pains, two Toilettes an old Damask table cloath & a Dozen of Damask Napkins & a small Silver cane: and that my Executors out of my said Estate purchase, for her one new Damask Table cloath & a Dozen of Damask Napkins.
      Item all thereof of my Silver plate not bequeathed, I give to be equally divided between my said Grandson and Grand Daughter, only my will is that my two small Silver Dishes be kept in the same form they are without change or alteration. One, to each of them.
      Item my will that if either of my Grand children before named (men'd. on margin) should die, the Surviver of them shall Inherit the whole .. and if both of them shall die before age of 2I years and without Lawful Issue, that then I leave the whole to them bequeathed to be disposed of as follows (Viz:) the young Negroe wench to he purchased for my Grandson Sam'l. Selden as above I give unto my Grandson GEORE MASON JUNR. and heirs. And the child to be purchased with her I give to my Grandson WILL MASON & heirs. The Negroe girl named Jernima, bequeathed as above to my Grand Daughter MARY SELDEN, I give to my Grand Daughter ANN EILBECK MASON & heirs, and the Negroe girl of about four years to be purchased for my Grand Daughter Mary Selden, I give to my Grand son THOMSON MASON JUNR. & heirs. And my will is, that the first child, which the said Negro wench to be purchased for my Grand son Samuel as above shall be given to the child with which my Daughter in Law, ANN the Wife of George Mason is now privily ensient, & the second child which the said Negroe wench shall bring be given to the child with which my Daughter in Law MARY the wife of THOMSON MASON is now privily ensient .. and that the rest of the Estate to them before bequeathed be equally divided between my said Sons GEORGE MASON and Thomson Mason & heirs.
      Item I leave the Lands which I bought of JOHN PEAK & HENRY FILKINS to be sold by my Executors and Legally conveyed to the purchaser, as also all the rest of my personal Estate not before disposed of for the payment of my Debts & Legacies, and the overplus if any to be Equally divided between my Grand children SAMUEL SELDEL & MARY SELDEN aforsd. Provided nevertheless that if the money arising from the sale of my Estate real and personal aforsd & my Debts, crops & shall be sufficient to pay my Debts & Legacies aforsd so as to save my Stock of Horses, Cattle, sheep & hoggs that then my said Stock shall be equally divided between my said Grand children Samuel and Mary Selden & settled by my Executors upon the lands where the Negroes belonging to Samuel and Mary Selden are respectively worked; & kept, for their use & benefit. Lastly I hereby appoint my Sons George Mason and Thompson Mason and my friend JOHN MONCURE Clk Executors of this my last will & Testament revoking all former wills ., 25th August 1760. Ann Mason
      Hannah Hedgman,
      Helen Scott, John Wishart
      Memo. It is my will and desire that my Cousin FRANCES MONCURE the Wife of JOHN MONCURE Clk take care of my Daughter Mary Thomson Selden deced's Picture now in my Hall, and give it to my Grandson Samuel Selden when he come of age, but if he should die before he comes of age, that then it be given to my Grand Daughter Mary Selden ,. 26th day of August 1760 and further that if both my Grandchildren should die then to be given to my Eldest Son. Ann Mason
      Hannah Hedgman,
      Helen Scott, John Wishart
      I Ann Mason of Stafford County this 5th day of November 1762 Do make & publish this Codicil to my last will & Testament hereunto annex'd as follows. Whereas in my said Will .. I have devised to my Son George Mason Lands at Goose Bay, in Maryland in lieu of all Debts I might owe him at the time of my Death. It is my intention, and I hereby devise to my said Son George my said land at Goose Bay to him & heirs, whether I am indebted to him, my said son, or not, And whereas by my said will I have bequeathed to my on George Mason one negroe wench named Letty & her son named Jammy I now at the request of my said son give the said Negro Letty & Jammy her son, to my Executors in Trust, for my Grandson Sam'l Selden & heirs and if Samuel Selden should die without issue Grand Daughter Mary Selden & her heirs & in case my Grand Daughter should also die without issue before she arrive to age of 21 the said Negroe Letty in trust for my son George Mason & the Negro Jammy in trust my for Grandson Thomson Mason, son to my said son George Mason & heirs. And whereas also in my will I have ordered my Executors after my Debts are paid to purchase out of the remainder of my Estate a likly young Negroe wench & child to be given to my Grandson Sam'l Selden, his heirs in lieu of the Negroe Letty and her son Jammy before bequeathed to my son George Mason, my will is now, that no such wench & child be purchased as aforsd, and I hereby give to my Grandson Sams. Selden-, a Negroe fellow named Monsser and a Negro wench named Corragio. Provided nevertheless that the said Slaves of said wench Corragio be subject to the same Limitations, and go and descend in the same manner as the issue of that wench ordered by my will to be bought would have done, in case of the Death of my Grand children Samuel and Mary Selden as by the said Will may appear. My common wearing epparrell I leave to ELIZABETH the Wife of THOMAS HEATH. I also give to my Grand Daughter Mary Selden a Callico Quilt & a Callico Counterpane in my Gilt trunk which I am desirous she should have. It is also my earnest request & desire that the Mulatto wench named NAN OLDCATE who has been an useful slave in the ffamily may not be sold, or exposed to Hardship as she is past her Labour, and that if possible she may be allowed to live with my son George Mason who I hope will use her with Humanity. I desire that this Codicil may be annex'd to my said Will & be of Equal vilidity with the same. Ann Mason
      Sarah Mastion, Walter Brook,
      Elizabeth Rawling, Eliz her mark Heath
      At Court held for Stafford County December the 14th 1762 Last will & Testament (with the Codicil thereto annex'd) of Ann Mason produced by John Moncure Clk .. made oath .. proved .. Certificate granted him for obtaining a Probate thereof Since which George Mason and Thomson Mason Esqrs. the other Executors in said Will named .. proved same.. ordered to be certified ..
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      1724-1730 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book, Part 3; {Antient Press}:
      Spotsylvania County Court 6th of March 1727/28; Page 224
      - In the action of Debt brought by JEREMIAH BRONAUGH & ROSE his Wife, Alms. &c. of JOHN DINWIDDIE deced, Plts. against JACOB WALL Defendt., there being no appearance of either party when called, ordered that ye same be dismist
      - On the Scire facias brought by JEREMIAH BRONAUGH & ROSE his Wife, Adm. of JOHN DINWIDDIE deced, agst. ABRAHAM FIELDER Defendt., who appeared and put in his plea; On motin of the Plts. time is given them to the next Court to consider the same
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      1724-1730 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book, Part 4; {Antient Press}:
      Spotsylvania County Court 2d of September 1729; Page 341
      - On petition of ABRAM FIELD Gent. to have a Dedimus Potestatem issue for the taking of NATHANIEL GRAYs Evedence of WESTMORELAND COUNTY (he being very ancient & unable to attend this Court) being the materiall Evedence for him in ye Tryall depending between him & JERIMIAH BRONAUGH JUNR. &ROSE his Wife, Admrs. with the Will annexed of JOHN DINWIDDIE deced, the same is granted & ordered that the Clerk do issue and direct one to BIRDINE ASHTON and JOHN ELLIOTT Gentn. to examine ye said GRAY (giving the Plantiff notice) and for them to make report thereof to the next Court

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      1731 - 1732 Prince William County, Virginia Deeds, Liber A {June Whitehurst Johnson}:
      Pages 280-282. May 18, 1731. George Mason, late of Stafford but now of Charles Co. in Maryland, Gent. to Jeremiah Bronaugh Jr. of Pr. William, Gent. and Simpherosa Enfield his wife.... plantation called Newtown....on lower side of Pohick Cr.... whereon said George Mason lately dwelt but now in occupation of said Brenaugh Jr....for tern of natural lives of Jermeiah Brenaugh Jr. and Simpherosa Enfield his wife.
      Geo. Mason
      Wit: Will. Godfrey, Gabril Adams.
      At court May 18, 1732 George Mason, Gent acknowledged this lease for Lives to Jeremiah Brenaugh, Gent. and Simpherosa Enfield his wife.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735;
      Pages 190-191. Nov. 23, 1733. George Mason of parish of Durham and Charles Co., Maryland to Jeremiah Bronaugh of the parish of Brunswich and King George Co., Va., planter.....150a at head of Holts Cr. whereon Wm. Holt formerly lived adjoying to his brother Samuel Bronaugh....for natural lives of Jeremiah Bronaugh, Ann his wife and Catherine their daughter.
      George Mason
      Wit: Sam. Smith, James (his mark) Johnson.
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      1735-1752 King George County Deed Book 3 (Antient Press); pp. 119-121
      Indenture made 14th November 1745 between JEREMIAH BRONAUGH the Younger of Parish Truro County Fairfax Gent. & ROSE his wife of one part & ELIZABETH DINWIDDIE & JANE DINWIDDIE of said Parish & County Spinsters, Daughters & Coheirs of JOHN DINWIDDIE late of County King George Gent. Deced .. for sum Twenty pounds Sterling paid by Elizabeth & Jane .. released all manner of Dower & Right of Title of Dower which said Jeremiah the Younger & Rose his wife .. in Right of the said Rose .. 136 acres in Brunswick Parish King George County being part of Dividend formerly belonging to JOHN FOSSAKER Deced .. Beginning .. corner to parcel formerly sold by John Fossaker to Colonel GEORGE MASON .. land of JOHN GLENDENING .. main westermost Branch of Lambs Creek ..
      Presence Richard Osborn, Jeremiah Bronaugh
      Danl. French, David Seale, Simpha Rose Bronaugh
      Thos. Anderson
      At a court held 7th February 1745 .. Release of Dower .. Receipt of Consideration money with Dedimus for Privy Examination of Rose Bronaugh .. recorded.
      King George County (to wit) .. to JOHN COLVILE, RICHARD OSBORN & DANIEL
      FRENCH Gent. .. Receive acknowledgment .. Rose Bronaugh .. 26th October 1745.
      Harry Turner Cl Cur
      By virtue of this Commission .. 3rd January 1745/6 .. after being privily
      examined .. Rose Bronaugh .. did Relinquish her Right of Dower ..
      Richard Osborn Danl. French
      At a court held 7th February 1745 .. Dedimus recorded.

  • Sources 
    1. [S044738] Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Fourth Edition. Volume III, Families R-Z.

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