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

William Moseley

Male Abt 1634 - 1671  (~ 37 years)


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  • Name William Moseley  [1
    Born Abt 1634  Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Nov 1671  Lower Norfolk County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I069806  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father William Moseley,   b. 1606, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1655, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Susannah Burnett,   b. 1595, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1656, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married Bef 22 Dec 1634  Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F32085  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Gookin,   b. Abt 1643, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1697, Lynnhaven, Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married Abt 1660  Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward Moseley,   b. 1661, Lynhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1736, Princess Anne County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. William Moseley,   b. Abt 1663, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1699, Princess Anne County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     3. Elizabeth Moseley,   b. Abt 1667, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Moseley,   b. 1670, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F32084  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Moseley line of NorfolkVA.
      Author: Warren Forsythe
      Contact: Warren Forsythe, genealogy171@elltel.net
      Book avail from Warren Forsythe, Box1299,Ellensburg WA 98926
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      http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Norfolk.html

      Lower Norfolk, VA – Wills and Deeds, Book E, 1666-1675, pages 124-125 – 15 August Court – To all to whom these present shall come know ye that I Anthony Lawson of the County of Lower Norfolk in Virginia together with ye free and voluntary good will and consent of my loving wife Mary, late wife of Capt. Wm. Moseley, __ for and in consideration of a promise by me made unto my said wife before marriage and for my love and affection I have towards her and her children and especially for and towards a future benefit and sustenance of my two sons and daughter in law (viz.) Wm., John and Eliza. Moseley… the next part is difficult to read and understand but it seems to indicated that he assigned Col. Lemuel Mason and Mr. John Porter as administrators of this promise that the 640 acres of land in Linhaven, Lower Norfolk County that Mary received from her father Capt. John Gookin, deceased, he would take procession of until William Moseley reached the age of 21 years. Then it was to be divided between William and John Moseley and their heirs. However, if they died before the age of 21 years, then it would go to Mary’s daughter, Elizabeth Moseley and her heirs. It was signed by Anthony Lawson and Mary Lawson and acknowledge in Court 15 August 1672. Witness by George Fonton and John Hatton.
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      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=sjrily&id=I4592

      "At the Court held for [lower] Norfolk County Nov. 30th 1649, `Upon ye peticon of Mr. Wm. Moseley, It is thought fitt & ordered yt the Sherr bee authorized by vertue of this order, on munday next to put ye sd Moseley in possession of ye houses & poantacon, wch he hird of George Heigham & Mr. Moseley is to enjoy the same according to agreement pucd by Severall testimonies upon Oath & he sd Heigham to pay all Cort Charges'.
      At a Court held March 26, 1650, `A Certificate Is graunted Unto Mr. Wm. Moseley P'ved due by Oath for ffive hundred & ffifty acres of Land for ye transportacon of himselfe & Susanna his Wife, Wm. & Arthur his sonnes, Susan Robinson alias Corker Eliza: West, Ann Lamber, Edw: forman, Hen: lambert - Jost Williams & Tho; Warrington Into ye Collony."

      WILL: dated 29 Jun 1655, proved 15 Aug 1655 [Lower] Norfolk County, Va.
      Wills & Deeds C (1651-1656) pg. 166:
      "The last will and testamt of William Moseley the elder written with his owne hand this 29th day of June 1655.
      Imprimis I give and bequeath my soule to God that gave it, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my wyfe and children.
      Item I give & bequeath to my cosen Willm. Cockroft a Cow Calfe of a yeare olde And to my grandchilde Corker a Cow Calft of a yeere olde.
      Item I give unto my wife Susan Moseley my gray Mare and furniture, and I doe likewise give her one Negro called mary with her Childe Besse, to be at her disposeing duering her life, Also I doe give to my wife Susan all the sheepe with the Increase thereof, to gether with all her wearing apparell, and her life time upon the plantacon where she now lives.
      Item I give to my sonne Willm. Moseley Eight hundred acres of land lyeing and being as expressed in Bartho: Hodgkins pattent. And also I do give unto my said sonne Willm ony yonge Mare foale of three monethes old to him and his heirs forever.
      Item I give & bequeath to my sonne Arthur Moseley all that tract of land wch I bought of George Kempe, and moreover & above that all that land wch was surveyed by Mr. Emperor when I was in England to him and his heires for ever. And for the residue of my Estate my debts being first paid out To be equally divided between my wife Susan, William and Arthur Moseley.
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      Abraham Thomas with a Seale
      Jurat in Cur 15th Augusti 1655
      Test Wm. Turner : Cl : Cur"

      [Lower] Norfolk Co. VA Wills & Deeds C (1651-1656) pg. 204: The same day, Augusti 15th 1655 William Moseley (the son) was granted a probate of the will of his father, and the same day qualified as administrator on the estate of his dec'd mother "Mrs. Susan Moseley Widd."
      An Inventorie of ye estate of my Mother Susanna Moseley, dec. february: ye 8th 1655/6
      Imp -one mare, five Cowes, one heyferr, fower yearling Calves, one steer of 3 yeares old, ten head of hogs young & old, one Ewe Lambe, her wearing Apparell, three paire Sheets, two table Cloths, fifteen napkins, fower towells, 2: Course & 2: others, one paire of pillow Cvrs, one Cheste, one Chaire, one Couche, one Bedde 1 boulster & blancketts, two pictures, one Iron pott one brasse Kettle, one Iron Kettle, one skillet 3 pewter dishes, one sawcer, one frying pan, one pair of tongues, one Candlestick, one Gunn, one brush.

      This inventory was sworne unto In Cort. by Mr. Wm Moseley, ye 15th february 1655.[i.e 1655/6]
      The Moseleys of Princess Anne Co. were one of the most prominent families in VA in the 17th century (Wertenbaker, Planters of Colonial VA, p. 109) and "long owned what was, perhaps, the largest and most interesting collection of family portraits in VA". (VA Mag., Vol. 32, p. 58).

  • Sources 
    1. [S044824] Moseley of Norfolk Va.
      Moseley line of Norfolk VA
      Author: Warren Forsythe

      Note: contact: Warren Forsythe, genealogy171@elltel dot net
      Book avail from Warren Forsythe, Box 1299, Ellensburg WA 98926

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