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

John Durrett

Male Bef 1684 - Aft 1752  (> 70 years)


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  • Name John Durrett  [1
    Born Bef 1684  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1752  St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I042458  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2020 

    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 F23826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary MNU Durrett,   d. Aft 1752, St. George's County, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married St. George's County, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Durrett,   b. Abt 1702, St. George's County, Spotsylvania 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, St. George's County, Spotsylvania 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)
     3. Bartholomew Durrett,   b. Bef 1717, St. George's County, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 11 Mar 1763, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 46 years)
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F15207  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

      Note:
      Will of Henry Fielding, gent., of King & 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.

      Source:
      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
      LARKIN CHEW JOSEPH BROCK
      JOHN WEBLEY
      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
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      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.
      ===
      1742 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 8; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 222-27.
      22-23 Sept. 1742. John Dirrett and Mary his wife of St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, to Walter Butler of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County. Lease and release; for 20 current money 200 acres in Mark's Parish in the great fork of Rappahannock River, being the one half of a tract granted to John Dirrett by patin 28 Sept. 1732 ... on a small ridge between two small branches of Muddy Run ...
      John Durret
      Mary (M) Durret
      23 Sept. 1742. Acknowledged by John Dirret and Mary his wife.

      ===
      1749-1753 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book A; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages. 437-39.
      14 Nov. 1751. John Durrett of Spotsylvania County and Mary his wife to Philip Clayton of Culpeper County.
      For 40 current money. 390 acres in the Great fork of Rappahannock River being the contents of a patent granted to John Durrett 5 Aug. 1731 ... on a branch at the foot of Muddy Run Mountain ... up Muddy Run Mountain ... on the top of the mountain ... top of a ridge, to John Asher Shaw's line ...
      John Durrett
      Mary Durrett
      Wit: Moses (MD) Downer, Uriah Garton Junr., Richard Durrett.
      22 Nov. 1751. Proved by Richard Durrett.
      18 June 1752. Proved by Uriah Garton.
      28 Sept. 1752. Proved by Moses Downer.
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=251&last=&g_p=P14&c ollection=LO Patent
      Title Dirret, John.
      Publication 25 August 1731.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Spotsylvania County.
      Description: 390 acres in the Great Fork of the Rappahannock river; beginning and extending on a branch at the foot of Muddy Run Mountain.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 14, 1728-1732 (pt.1 & 2), p. 251 (Reel 11).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=530&last=&g_p=P14&c ollection=LO Patent
      Title Dirrett, John.
      Publication 28 September 1732.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Spotsylvania County.
      Description: 400 acres in the Great Fork of the Rappahannock. Beginning and extending by a branch of Muddy Run at the foot of Muddy Run Mountain.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 14, 1728-1732 (pt.1 & 2), p. 530 (Reel 11).
      ===
      Name: John Durret
      Date: 6 Oct 1740
      Location: Spotsylvania CO., VA
      Property: 250 a. 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: Joseph Brock of St. Ge. Par., Spts. Co., Gent., and Mary, his wife, to Thomas West of sd. Par. and Co. 21 1s. 6d. 250 a. in Spts. Co. Oct. 7, 1740.
      Description: Witness
      Book_Date: C
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=76&last=&g_p=GG&col lection=NN Grant
      Title Clayton, Philip.
      Publication 25 June 1748.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Orange County.
      Description: 600 acres in the Great Fork of Rappahannock River adjoining John Derret, Henry Willis, Bryan and Wm H. Fairfax.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants G, p. 76 (Reel 292).

  • Sources 
    1. [S911753] The Virginia Genealogist Volume 15, 1971.

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