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

William Grant

Male 1746 - Aft 1786  (> 41 years)


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  • Name William Grant 
    Born 1746  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1786  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I063078  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 Sibella Whitledge,   b. 1749, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1792, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married Abt 1766  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F29956  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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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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      1764-1766 Fauquier County, Virginia Minute Book; [Antient Press]; Page 35
      Fauquier County Court 27th of October 1764
      JOSHUA KING & MARTHA his Wife. Plts. agt. WILLIAM GRANT, Deft, In Trespass, Assault & Battery
      Continued till the next Court at the motion & costs of Plts.
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      1764-1766 Fauquier County, Virginia Minute Book; [Antient Press]; Page 53
      Fauquier County Court 22d of April 1765
      JOSHUA KING & MARTHA, his Wife, Plts. agt. WILLIAM GRANT, Deft.
      In Trespass, Assault & Battery. This day came the parties by their Attorneys and thereupon came also a Jury, to wit, HUGH SNELLING, JAMES GARNER, DAVID WELCH, STEPHEN MORRIS, JOHN ROBINSON, JAMES OLDHAM, RICE DUNCAN, JOHN JAMES, THOMAS GLASCOCK, JOHN COURTNEY, GEORGE HEAD and MOSES JOHNSON, who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issue joined, upon their Oaths do say that Deft, is guilty in manner and form as Plts. against him have declared and they do assess Plts. damages by occasion thereof to twenty shillings. Therefore it is considered by the Court that Plts recover against Deft. the said damages aforesaid in form aforesaid assessed and Deft. in mercy &c.
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      1780-1787 King George County Deed Book 6 (Antient Press); pp. 292-294
      THIS INDENTURE made the 28th tidy of June in the year 1780 Between WILLIAM GRANT & SEBBELLOW his Wife of County of King George of one part and WILLIAM BRONAUGH, Gent., of same County of other part; Witnesseth that for sum of two thousand pounds current money to WILLIAM GRANT in hand paid by WILLIAM BRONAUGH, said WILLIAM GRANT & SEBBELLOW his Wife by these presents doth bargain and sell unto WILLIAM BRONAUGH his heirs a certain tract of land situate in County of King George & Parish of Brunswick containing One hundred & Fifty nine acres more or less bounded by JAMES MONTEITH and WILLIAM SWETNAM on the North side, & JOHN TALIAFERRO and JOHN FICKLIN on the South side, And all houses orchards profits & appurtenances belonging; To have and to hold the land hereby conveyed unto WILLIAM BRONAUGH his heirs free and clear of all in cumbrances and WILLIAM GRANT and SEBBELLOW his Wife & their heirs the premises hereby granted with the appurtenances unto WILLIAM BRONAUGH his heirs shall warrant and forever defend by these presents; In Witness whereof the said WILLIAM GRANT and SEBELLOW his Wife hath hereunto set their hands & seals the day and year first above written
      Sealed & Delivered in presence of
      JOHN TALIAFERRO, MICHAEL WALLACE. WILLIAM GRANT
      JOHN MOORE WILLIAM DOWLING, SIBBELOW GRANT
      JOHN RODGERS
      1780 June the 20th day. Received of WILLIAM BRONAUGH two thousand pounds being the consideration above expressed,
      Test JOHN TALIAFERRO, WILLIAM GRANT
      At a Court held for King George County the 6th July 1780
      This Indented Deed of Bargain & Sale from under the hands & seals of WILLIAM GRANT
      SEBBELOW his Wife. she being first privately examined by Virtue of a Commission, with the Receipt. thereon Indorsed, to WILLIAM BRONAUGH was presented into Court by the said BRONAUGH & proved by the Oaths of the witnesses thereto, And on the motion of the said WILLIAM BRONMIGH was ordered to be recorded
      Test JOS: ROBINSON, C; Court
      The Commonwealth of Virginia to JOHN TALIAFERRO JUNR. JOHN TALIAFERRO SENR. and MICHAEL WALLACE, Gentn., Greeting. Whereas WILLIAM GRANT & SEBBELLOW his Wife, late of the County of king George & now of the County of PRINCE WILLIAM, by their certain Deed of bargain & sale (the Commission for the private examination of SEBELLOW, the Wife of WILLIAM GRANT); Witness JOS: ROBINSON, Clerk of our County Court of King George this 28th day of June 1780 in the fifth year of our or this Commonwealth
      JOS: ROBINSON, C: K: G: Court
      We do hereby certifie that agreeable to the within Dedimus to us directed, we proceeded to examine the said SEBBELOW GRANT seperate & apart from the within WILLIAM GRANT. her Husband (the return of the execution of the private examination of SEBBELOW GRANT); Given under our hands & seals the 28th day of June 1780
      JOHN TALIAFERRO SENR.
      MICHAEL WALLACE
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deed Book U, 1779-1784; (John Fredrick Dorman); Pages 507-509.
      Prince William Sct March the 10th 1784 Then received of Mr. JOHN WHITLEDGE. Executor of his Father, WILLIAM WHITLEDGE deced, one fifth part of the Estate of WM. WHITLEDGE deced, consisting of three Negroes named Jack, Suck & Sall, also two head of cattle & five head of sheep and Eleven pounds Eight Shillings & seven pence half penny Specie as by the Last Will of WM. WHITLEDGE deced devised for the use of his two Grand Children, BALDWIN COPPAGE and FRANCIS COPPAGE, & also all Legacies & demands whatsoever against the sd Estate of WILLIAM WHITLEDGE deced Reced by me WILLlAM COPPAGE
      Test W GRANT
      P William March ye 6th 1784 Then Reced of Mr. WILLIAM WHITLEDGE, Executor of WM. WHITLEDGE deced my full proportion or one fifth part of the Estate of WM. WHITLEDGE deced or in full of all demands against the sd Estate I say reced by me W.GRANT
      Test PHILLIP SPILLER, JOHN GRANT
      P. William March ye 6 1784 Then Reced of Mr. WILLIAM WHITLEDGE Ext., to WILLIAM WHITLEDGE deced in full one fifth part of the Estate of WM. WHITLEDGE deced left & devised by him to JOHN OVERALL I say reced by me PHILIP SPILLER
      Test W GRANT Trustee for OVERALL
      JOHN GRANT
      at court held for prince william county the 2nd day of August 1784 these receipt from the legatees fof Wm Whitledge deceased was presented to the court and ordered to be recorded
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deed Book W, 1784-1787; (John Fredrick Dorman); Pages 263-264.
      NORTHERN NECK of Virginia LORD PROPRIETORS OFFICE
      To Mr JOHN MOFFETT Whereas WM. GRANT of Prince Wm. County hath informed that there is surplus land within the bounds of a certain tract situate on the Main Branch of LUCKEY RUN in the said County, it being part of a tract granted to a LEONARD HELMS for 673 acres by Deed dated the 23rd day of January 1726, which part is after sundry conveyances become the property of the said WM. GRANT and hitherto reconed 500 acres and desiring a warrant to resurvey the same in order to obtain a Surplus Deed, being ready to pay the Composition and Office fees, these are therefore to impower you to resurvey the said part for the said WM GRANT paying due regard to your Instructions a plat of which resuvery with this warrant you are to return to this office on or before the 18th day of May next. Given under my hand & the Office Seale the 18th day of Novr. 1780
      A Copy B. MARTIN
      pr. JOHN MOFFETT S: F: C:
      BY VIRTUE of a Warrant from the Lord Proprietors Office to me directed, I have resurveyed for Mr WILLIAM GRANT of Prince William County a tract of land on the main branches of LUCKEY RUN in the said County, being part of a tract granted to LEONARD HELM for 673 acres by Deed dated the 25th day of January 1726, which part after sundry conveyances is become the property of the said WILLIAM GRANT and reconed 500 acres bounded Beginning at A two Oak stumps by the said Run being the beginning corner to the said Tract; thence No 42 E. 20 poles to B a red Oak, thence So. 58 E. 245 poles to C a W O. thence 25d. 30 E 42 poles to D a red Oak, then S 19.00 E. 72 poles to E 2 black Oaks, thence S 67d. E. 58 pole to F a black, thence S. 17d. E 244 poles to G a red Oak by a small valley, thence along the dividing line So 60d. 30' Wt. 356 poles to H a Stake. thence No 27d 30' Wt 214 poles to J a fallen stooping white Oak, thence N 53d E 107 poles to K a Stake by a small branch. thence No 14d 30' Wt. 186 poles to
      a dead white Oak & sundry saplings by the head of a Branch, thence No. 54d. 30' Wt. 89 1/2 poles to M a fallen red Oak & sundry saplongs by the Road, thence N 14d 30' W. 36 poles to the beginning, containing 726 acres whereof 226 acres is Surplus
      REUBEN PAYNE A Copy p
      & ] Chain JOHN MOFFITT S. F. C
      WILLIAM SKAGGS ) Carriers 11th April 1781
      At a Court contd, & held for Prince Wm. County the 4th day of October 1785
      This Survey being presented to the Court by WILLIAM GRANT and no proof given of the same, on the said GRANTs motion, it was admitted to Record
      Test ROBERT GRAHAM, Cl Cur
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deed Book W, 1784-1787; (John Fredrick Dorman); Pages 347-348.
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty first day of August 1786 Between WILLIAM WITLEDGE and LIBBY his Wife of County of Prince Wm, of one part and WILLIAM FITZHUGH of County of LOUDOUN of other part; Witnesseth that WILLIAM WITLEDGE & LIBBY his Wife for the sum of Five shillings currant money of Virginia to them in hand paid by WILLIAM FITZHUGH by these presents doth bargain & sell unto WILLIAM FITZHUGH all that tract of land lying in Parish of DETTINGEN & County of Prince William on the South side of CEDAR RUN containing One hundred & fifty acres more or less, bounded Begining at a red Oak on the CHESNUT BRANCH near the Old Mill Pond corner to WM. GRANT, thence with GRANTs line South fifty five degrees East 46 poles to a pile of Stones to three Hickories marked corner to THOMAS HARRISON, thence with said HARRISONs line No. 35 East 198 poles to a black Oak in the angle of a parcel of black Oaks, thence So. 66. Wt. 46 poles to a Spanish Oak but now a Poplar, thence No. 24d. Wt. 66 poles to a Sweet Gum on CEDAR RUN, thence up the Run with the meanders to the mouth of LUCKY RUN, thence with the meanders of sd Run to HOMES's & GRANTs corner, thence wilt GRANTs line to the begining; And all houses orchards profits and appurtenances whatseover belonging; To have and to hold the lands hereby conveyed unto WILLIAM FITZHUGH & assigns during the full term of one whole year paying the rent of one peper corn on Lady Day next if demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents 6: of the statute for transferring uses into possession WILLIAM FITZHUGH may be in actual possession of the premises and be thereby enabled to except a release of the inheritance thereof; NB: one acre only excepted containing the Grave Yard
      Sealed and Delivered in the presents of
      H. D. HOOF; JOHN F. FITZHUGH, WM. WITLEDGE
      DANIEL McCARTY FITZHUGH, WM. FITZHUGH
      WILLIAM GRANT, THOMAS JETT,
      LYNAUGH HELM, JOHN WITLEDGE
      At a Court held for Prince William County the 4th day of September 1786
      This Lease from WILLIAM WHITLEDGE to WILLIAM FITZHUGH was acknowledged by the sd WHITLEDGE & admitted to Record Test ROBERT GRAHAM, Cl Cur
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deed Book W, 1787-1791; (John Fredrick Dorman); Pages 2-4.
      THIS INDENTURE made this 28th day of February one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven Between BRIGAR HAINEY of State of GEORGIA of one part and JOHN FERGUSON of Commonwealth of Virginia of other part; Witnesseth that Whereas JOHN FERGUSON in Right of his Wife, JOANNA, formerly JOANNA DISKIN, hath a Claim and Demand against the said BRIGAR HANEY as Executor of JOHN DISKIN Gent., her Father, late of County aforesaid deceased, as also a Demand and Claim against the said BRIGAR HANEY for the sum of Ninety pounds and upwards with Interest thereon from the (blank) day of (blanc) in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and (blank) paid by said JOHN FERGUSON for a Judgment and Execution obtained by WILLIAM CARR Gent. or CARR & CO., against said BRIGAR HANEY as Executor of the said JOHN DISKIN for Securing the payment of so much of the said several demands to the said JOHN FERGUSON as are justly due and owing to him; NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that BRIGAR HANEY as well for and in consideration thereof as for the sum of Five Shillings to him in hand paid by JOHN FERGUSON, by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOHN FERGUSON and his heirs all that tract of land containing Two hundred acres of Land more or less whereon JOHN FERGUSON now lives situate in the County of Prince William and devised to MARGARET, the Wife of the said BRIGAR HANEY by the said JOHN DISKIN. And all houses orchards profits and Emoluments to the same belonging, To have and to hold the tract of land with the appurtenances to JOHN FERGUSON and his heirs and BRIGAR HANEY and his heirs the premises aforesaid against all persons will warrant and forever Defend, PROVIDED Nevertheless that if BRIGAR HANEY shall within twelve months from this day settle his Executors Accounts of the Estate of JOHN DISKIN deceased and pay to JOHN FERGUSON whatever upon such settlement may be due to him in right of said JOANNA and also settle and pay to JOHN FERGUSON whatever may be due to him justly from BRIGAR HANEY of the said money and Interest paid by JOHN FERGUSON in manner aforesaid if said BRIGAR is or was by Law liable to JOHN FERGUSON for the same, Then This Indenture to Cease and to be of no effect and BRIGAR HANEY thereafter to repossess and enjoy his former Estate in the said lands, In Witness whereof the parties have hereunto sett their hands and seals the day & year first above written Sealed and Delivered in presence of
      JOHN HAMMETT, JOHN SHUTE, BRIDGAR HAYNIE
      COLIN CAMPBELL, CUTH. BULLITT JOHN FERGUSON
      At a Court continued and held for Prince William County the 4th day of April 1787 This Deed from BRIDGAR HAINEY to JOHN FERGUSON was proved by the oaths of CUTHBERT BuLurr, JOHN HAMMITT and JOHN SHUTE and admitted to Record
      Test ROBERT GRAHAM, Cl Cur

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      http://genforum.genealogy.com/grant/messages/2308.html
      William Grant s/o Capt. John Grant and Margaret Bronaugh was living in Fauquier
      Co., VA ca. 1811.
      source:Tyler's Quarterly Historical & Genealogical Magazine, Vo. XXI(1939-1940) pg.
      266.
      In suit papers Browne vs. Fox, File 32,
      Fredericksburg,VA. Capt. William Grant aged 65 gave his deposition. He states he knew Mary Bronaugh Waugh Threlkeld very well, being her first cousin. He states: "Captain
      David Bronaugh was my uncle" and with my father was an inspector of tobacco in King George county

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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 33, 1989 [John Frederick Dorman] Page 22
      BRITISH MERCANTILE CLAIMS 1775 - 1803
      Reports on sundry claims, 12 Nov. 1800: [Pp. 104]
      William Grant. 2.12.6, James Ritchie & Co. (Dumfries Store). He resided in Fauquier County before
      the war and until about 1792. He then removed to Orange County and remained there about two years, from whence he went to Madison County. At the peace and for some years subsequent to it he possessed a good deal of property and although it was generally difficult to get money out of him, yet it could always be done by process of law. In 1793 he was insolvent

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