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

Elizabeth Grant

Female Abt 1728 - Aft 1762  (~ 35 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Grant 
    Born Abt 1728  Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1762  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I029506  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father John Grant,   b. 1702, Sittingbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1762, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Margaret Bronaugh,   b. 1707, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1756, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 1727  Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17884  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Bruce,   b. 1724, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1792, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married Abt 1744  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles Bruce,   b. Aft 1744, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Robert Bruce,   b. Bef 1756, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1777, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 21 years)
     3. William Bruce,   b. Bef 1756, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1776 and 1781, Rev War Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years)
     4. George Bruce,   b. Bef 1757, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1798, Stafford County, Virgina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F17887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • George Bruce, who died in Richmond County after the year 1700, left a son named Charles, who seems to have passed most of his life in Brunswick Parish, King George County. The original supposition that he married a Miss Pannill has been shown to be correct by a recent discovery in the records of Spotsylvania County. These records, it may be mentioned parenthetically, can now be examined in the form of very full abstracts in a large volume issued by Fox, Duffield and Company, of New York. In Deed Book F, 1761-66, the following entry will be found under date of May 4, 1764: "Elizabeth Grant, widow and relict of John Grant, and late widow and relict of Charles Bruce, of King George County, whereas William Pannill, deceased, father of the said Elizabeth Grant, by his will recorded in Richmond County, did devise to the said Elizabeth a negro wench and her issue, and the negro has now two living children, which were, with other negroes, by the will of Charles Bruce, late husband of the said Elizabeth Grant, given to be divided amongst his children, which division has since been made, setting apart the said negroes to Mary Bruce, now Mary James; another negro to Frances Bruce, now Frances Banks ; and another negro to Margaret Bruce. I, Elizabeth Grant, by the natural love and affection I bear unto my well beloved daughters, the said Mary James, Frances Banks, and Margaret Bruce, do confirm the legacies of the negroes from the said Charles Bruce."
      Margaret Bruce died unmarried in July, 1765, as shown by Spotsylvania Will Book D, 1761-72, and in her last testament, after naming Thomas James, her brother-in-law, her executor, she bequeathed legacies "to my mother, my sister Mary James, and my sisters Susannah Ficklin, Elizabeth Bronaugh, and Frances Banks." Were Susannah Ficklin and Elizabeth Bronaugh offspring of the Bruce marriage, or of the Grant marriage? Henry Bruce, in a letter now preserved at Berry Hill, Halifax County, Virginia, specifically states that Mrs. Ficklin and Mrs. Bronaugh were Bruces by birth

      (See April number of this Magazine for 1905, p. 452).* It would seem that Charles Bruce left five daughters : Mrs. James, Mrs. Ficklin, Mrs. Bronaugh, Mrs. Banks, and Margaret Bruce. James, Ficklin, Bronaugh, and Banks, were all names of social importance in the valley of the middle and upper Rappahannock River.
      Thomas James, whom Mary Bruce married, was, at one time, a citizen of Fredericksburg, where he owned those valuable lots and houses known as the Long Ordinary. He also held lands in Spotsylvania County; and, in addition, was the owner of a plantation, embracing one thousand acres, which he had purchased from Warner Washington. He died in Fauquier County, where he also owned property. An examination of the Fauquier Records would throw further light on his situation in life. The executor of his estate was his brother-in-law, the second Charles Bruce, who resided at Soldier's Rest, in Orange County. Thomas and Mary Bruce had two daughters. One of these, Mary, married Michael Robinson, Jr., of Spotsylvania County, from whose family Robinson River takes its name. The other, Agatha, married Richard Price. Thomas James presented each of these daughters with a marriage portion of f250; and he required both of their fathers-in-law to settle good estates on their sons before he would consent to the marriages. See for these and other details about Thomas James the volume of Abstracts of Spotsylvania County Records previously mentioned.
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      1743-1752 King George County Deed Book 3 (Antient Press); pp 61-62
      Indenture made 11th July 1745 between JOHN CHAMPE of King George County Gent. & WILLIAM BRUCE & ELIZABETH his now Wife .. in consideration of Rents .. grants to farm lett 150 acres in Parish Brunswick being the Plantation whereon JOHN COBURN formerly lived .. during term of natural lives paying yearly 600 pounds of good Merchantable Tobacco on or before the birth day of our Lord Christ and paying three shillings Sterling a year being the Quitrents for the said land ..
      Presence Jno. Glendenning, John Champe
      Jos. Lampton
      At a court held 2nd August 1745 .. Lease recorded.
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      1753-1765 King George County Deed Book 4 (Antient Press); pp. 281
      Know all men .. I JOHN GRANT of parish Brunswick & county King George in consideration of the natural love & affection which I bear to my Sons & Daughters to wit JOHN GRANT, DANIEL GRANT, GEORGE GRANT, WILLIAM GRANT, ELIZABETH BRUCE, ROSAMOND WRIGHT, MARGARET GRANT & MARY GRANT & for their future advancement in the world give (them) all my estate reserving to myself the same during my natural life and after my decease to descend as follows - I give to my son John Grant all that parcel of land given to me by my Father WILLIAM GRANT & two negroes; to my sons Daniel Grant & George Grant all the land I hold in Prince William County to be equally divided between them; to my son William Grant, all the lands I purchased of JOHN CORBIN & STEPHEN HANSFORD .., to my daughter Mary one negro girl; to my daughter Margaret one feather bed and furniture; give to my Sons and Daughters (named again) eight negroes and their future increase to be equally divided between them .. 7th July 1757.
      Presence William Payne, John Grant
      Ger. Banks
      At a court held 7th July 1757 .. Deed of gift acknowledged .. admitted to record.
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      1753-1773 King George Co., Va - Deed Book
      Indenture 14th April 1758 between JOSEPH MORTON Gent. of county
      James City and WILLIAM BRUCE, ELIZABETH BRUCE wife of said William Bruce and GEORGE BRUCE son of said William Bruce of county King George .. in consideration of rents and covenants .. farm let 279 acres in parish Brunswick and county King George part of greater tract containing 246 acres held by Joseph Morton by virtue of his intermarriage with FRANCES COLSON his first wife ..line of the land of said Morton and Colo. JOHN TAYLOE .. large white oak bind on EDWARD PEARL. stake binding on THOHAS ARMSTRONG ., line of Thorton and Colo. JOHN CHAMPE .. corner said Morton, Champe & FRANCIS TALIAFERRO.. 200 acres part thereof being formerly leased by Joseph Morton to CHARLES BRUCE .. to hold said 279 acres during their natural lives ., paying yearly on 25th March the annual rent of 1150 pounds of good sound merchantable Tobacco in one cask the cask not to be accounted for .
      Presence George Skinker, Jos. Horton
      william Peirce. Charles Deane W. Bruce
      At a court held 6th July 1758 ., Lease acknowledged and admitted to.. record.
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      1773-1780 King George County Deed Book (Antient Press); pp. 1205
      THIS INDENTURE made the Eight day of November in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven Between WILLIAM CHAMPE Esqr., on the one part and WILLIAM BRUCE SENR. on the other part; Witnesseth that WILLIAM CHAMPE in consideration 01 the rents & covenants hereafter mentioned on part of WILLIAM BRUCE to be paid & performed, by these presents doth demise grant &
      to farm let unto WILLIAM BRUCE One hundred and fifty acres of Land with the appurtenances lying in Parish of Brunswick in County of King George being a part of the Land that descended to me by my Father & is joining to the land of ELIZABETH HANSFORD, JOHN JONES, ( ) TRACT now in the possession of MRS. LUCY ALEXANDER and JOHN TALIAFERRO SENR, Gent,, To have and to hold the land & premises unto WILLIAM BRUCE & his assigns during the term of his life, of his Wife ELIZABETH BRUCE & his Son, GEORGE BRUCE, paying therefore yearly during the life of WM. CHAMPE SENR, one year of Indian Corn and afterwards five hundred & thirty pounds of tobacco; In Witness whereof the said WILLIAM CHAMPE & the said WILLIAM BRUCE have hereunto interchangably set their hands & seals the day and year first above written
      Seald l& Deliver'd in the presence of
      WILLIAM WATKINS, WILLIAM CHAMPE
      JOS: ROBINSON, WILLIAM BRUCE
      JOHN TALIAFERRO,
      JOHN TALIAFERRO JUNR,
      (No recording shown for this Lease for Lives)

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