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

Gerard Banks

Male 1737 - 1787  (50 years)


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  • Name Gerard Banks  [1
    Born 1737  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jun 1787  Green Banks, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I042040  Tree1
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 

    Father Gerard Banks,   b. Abt 1705, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1780, Amherst County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother Anne Stanton,   b. Bef 1714, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1791, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 77 years) 
    Married Bef 1730  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F23701  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Bruce,   b. Abt 1741, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1818, Green Banks, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married Abt 1757  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gerard Banks,   b. Abt 1759, Green Banks, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1816, Alexandria, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     2. Henry Banks,   b. 1761, Green Banks, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1836, Richmond, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. George Banks,   b. Bef 1778, Green Banks, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1837, Green Banks, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years)
     4. Frances Banks,   b. 1774, Green Banks, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Agatha Banks,   b. 1766, Green Banks, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1828, Richmond, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     6. William Bruce Banks,   b. 2 Oct 1776, Green Banks, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1852, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F23692  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Gerard Banks Date: Aug 16, 1779 Location: Spotsylvania County, VA Property: 188 acres in Spts. Co. Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier. Remarks: Augt. 16, 1779. Charles Bruce, Thomas Hord, Gerard Banks and John James, Executors of the last will and testament of Thomas James, Decd., to Jacob Whitler and Jno. Welch of Fredksbg. Whereas, the sd. Thomas James, Decd., by his will dated Apr. 9, 1772, a Description: Mentioned Book date: J

      Gerard Banks Date: May 22, 1784 Location: Spotsylvania County, VA Property: 188 a. in Spots. Co. Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.
      Remarks: Jacob Whitler and Jane, his wife, of Spots. Co. to Jno Welch of same co. 800 curr. 188 a. in Spots. County, being tract purchased by sd. Whitler and Welch in partnership of Charles Bruce, Thos. Howard, Gerard Banks, and Jno. James in pursuance of trust rep
      Description: Former owner Book date: K

      Gerard Banks
      Date: May 23, 1789 Location: Spotsylvania County, VA
      Property: Slaves.
      Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.
      Remarks: James Marye of Spts. Co. to Elizabeth Marye of same county. Bill of Sale. Slaves. 7 Jul 1789
      Description: Witness
      Book date: M
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      Frances Bruce's husband was Gerard Banks, Jr. It was her daughter who married Hening, the compiler of the Statutes, and it was her granddaughter, Mrs. Schermerhorn, who wrote the famous lines on old Blandford Church, so long attributed to Tyrone Power, the Irish actor. William Bruce Banks, her son, was educated at the College of William and Mary, and, during many years, served as the attorney for the Commonwealth in the Superior Court for the Halifax district, which embraced seven counties of the Southside.
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      King George County Will Book A; pg 272-274 {Antient Press}
      Will of JOHN HERNDON.
      I JOHN HERNDON of county of King George being sick .. confirm to my son DAVID HERNDON one Bay mare called Bonney .. desire my Executors may take charge and care of my children during their Infancy and to bind out such of them and to such Trades as they think proper .. that each of my children as they come of age or are married receive such a small proportion of my Estate as can be conveniently spared. I leave my loving wife JANE HERNDON during her widowhood the entire use of my whole Estate the whole of my Estate that may be in the hands of my wife at her death to be divided amongst my children ., appoint my wife JANE HERNDON, DAVID HERNDON my son and my friends JOSEPH HERNDON and GERARD BANKS Executors .. this 31st day July 1768.
      Presence of John Harwood, Jno. Herndon
      Frances Banks, Gerard Banks
      At a court held .. 6th April 1769 .. will presented by JANE HERNDON
      his widow and GERARD BANKS .. admitted to record . certificate granted
      them for obtaining a probate thereof

  • Sources 
    1. [S750069] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. IV, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine.

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