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

John Durrett

Male Bef 1684 - Aft 1739  (> 57 years)

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  • Name John Durrett 
    Born Bef 1684  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1739  King and Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I042458  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 

    Father Paul Parrian de Durrette,   b. Abt 1660,   d. Between 1711 and 1712, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Antonia MNU Durrett,   d. Aft 1704, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F23864  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary MNU Durrett,   d. Aft 1739 
     1. Robert Durrett,   b. Abt 1702, Albemarle County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1765, 'Kemp Place' St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     2. John Durrett,   b. Abt 1706, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1775, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F15222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • === john had to be born bef 1684 perhaps sooner so maybe Paul and John were brothers.

      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Will of Henry Fielding, gent., of King and Queen County, Virginia.
      To John Adamson the plantation bought from John Durratt, 30, and two suits of clothing, as well as his freedom after he has received all bills of exchange and tobacco for the ensuing year.
      To John and Mary Howell 20 apiece.
      To Madam Mary Lane, Col. Gawin Corbin, and Madam Jane Corbin 10 apiece, for mourning.
      To his cousin Francis Thompson in England L20.
      To Jane Wilson, daughter of Madam Jane Corbin, L10.
      To Mrs. Fugatt 10 for her care in his illness.
      To Mr. John Story 10 for mourning.
      To his daughter Frances Fielding the residue of his estate in England and Virginia, unless she dies before 21 of singla, in which case the residue is to be divided equally between testator's mother Madam Frances Fielding and John and Mary Howell, son and daughter of his late wife, with his cousin Francis Thompson as heir of the mother's share.
      Col. Gawin Corbin is to have management and use of any negro or ship or ships which might arrive from the Royal African Company, or other consignments to testator from the West Indies.
      His executors are to provide seven rings at 20s. each for Madam Mary Lane, G. Corbin, Jane Corbin, Capt. Edward Lewis, Mr. John Story, John Howell, and Mary Howell.
      Names his mother Madam Frances Fielding, Arthur Baly, Esq., Mr. Francis Thompson in England, Col. Gawin Corbin and Mr. John Story in Virginia as executors.
      Signed 26 October 1704. Witness John Spicer, James Dinglas(his mark), Willm. Collins (his mark).

      A codicil of the same date, same witnesses, leaves 5 and a ring to Mr. Isaac Hill; 5 to Catherine Bourne, wife of George Bourne and nurse to Frances Fielding, testator's daughter.

      Probate London 27 November 1712 to Francis Thompson, with reservation in respect of Gawin Corbin and John Story.

      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/VTLS/CR/04361/index.html Survey Report Image
      Survey Report No. SR 04361
      Microfilm Reel No. Not Filmed
      Author Principal Probate Registry Class: Will-Register Books 208 BARNES.
      Title Will of Henry Fielding
      Publication 1712
      Gen. note Probate Act Book 1717, f. 213 vo.
      === land mentioned
      1722-1749 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book A; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      BROCK, JOSEPH, Spotsylvania County, d. Mar. 3, 1742, p. July 5, 1743.
      Wit. W. Robinson, Agatha Robinson, William Waller.
      Ex. wife Mary.
      Leg. wife Mary, 750 acres of land, together with my mansion house, beginning at a black oak, corner of Bloomfield Longs in sight of Burros Road, and is also a corner of my patent, thence keeping my patent lines to Rice Curtis, Junr's corner on the north side of Burros Road; thence keeping said Curtis' line to Thomas Duerson's corner pine on the east side of the road that leads to Snell's Bridge; then along the said road by Mattapony Church, to the said Duerson's Corner on Larkin Chew's land; thence keeping the said Chew's several lines, to a large white oak in the corner of my patent. Then keeping my patent lines to the Middle River, thence up the river to John DURRETT's lower corner on the river; thence with his line to his corner white oak; then along a line of marked trees to the first mentioned place. Son William Brock the rest of my land not disposed of by me to Rice Curtis, Junr. and Thomas Duerson, which is part of a patent granted Larkin Chew, decd. for 1600 acres in the year 1722.
      Son Joseph Brock, 787 acres of land from the same tract with his mother;
      son Henry Brock, 650 acres of land including the plantation whereon he now lives;
      daughter Mary Brock plantation known by the name of Folly, and to include 500 acres joining thereto;
      daughter Susanna Brock;
      grandson Joseph Duerson;
      grandson, Rice Curtis;
      daughter Hannah Duerson.
      Mentions tract of land of about 4,000 acres lying in Spotsylvania County,
      also mentions slaves given to Rice Curtis, Junr. and Thomas Duerson. (Page 360)
      1725-1728 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 235-236
      THIS INDENTURE made the 30th day of January in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty six; Between JOSEPH BROCK of County of KING and QUEEN, Gent. of one part and JOHN DURRET of Spotsylvania County, Planter, of other part; Wittnesseth that JOSEPH BROCK in consideration of sum of five shillings to him in hand paid by JOHN DURRET the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOHN DURRET all that parcell of land being part of a Pattent granted unto LARKIN CHEW bareing date June the fourth one thousand seven hundred and twenty two and by said CHEW sold to JOSEPH BROCK and bounded; Beginning at a small white Oak and Hickory saplins in a valley, thence North fourteen degrees East one hundred and sixty poles crossing two small Branches to a Pine on a hill side, thence South seventy six degrees East two hundred poles to a white Oake by a grassey glade thence South fourteen degrees West two hundred poles to the place it first began containing two hundred acres of land according to the exprest bounds thereof; To have and to hold the two hundred acres of land with houses buildings fences and all the premises to JOHN DURRET his assigns from the day before the date hereof dureing the term of one whole year paying therefore the rent of one pepper corn at the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel if the same be lawfully demanded to the intent that by virtue hereof and the Statute for transferring uses into possession JOHN DURRET may be in actuall possession of the premises and be thereby enabled to take a release of the inheritance thereof to him and his heirs, In Wittness whereof JOSEPH BROCK hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presents of
      WILLIAM his mark LOGAN
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday July the fourth 1727 JOSEPH BROCK acknowledged this his Deed of Lease for land unto JOHN DURRET at whose motion the same was admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      July 6, 1736. Joseph Brock of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., Gent., to John Durett of sd. county and parish, planter. 64 a. in Par. and County afsd. part of pat. granted Larkin Chew, decd., June 4, 1722, and conveyed sd. Brock, as by Deeds, etc. Witness: Wm. Waller. July 6, 1736.

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