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

Dorcas Kerr

Female Bef 1757 -


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  • Name Dorcas Kerr 
    Born Bef 1757  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I080458  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 

    Father John Kerr,   b. Abt 1733,   d. 26 Dec 1796, Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Female MNU Kerr,   d. Abt 1770, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1753  Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F35410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Samuel Pearle,   b. 1755, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 25 Aug 1773  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      EARLY FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA MARRIAGE BONDS
      Pearle, Samuel Kerr, Dorcas 25 Aug. 1773 bondsman John Kerr
    Children 
     1. Samuel William Pearle,   b. Abt 1773, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Marquis Pearle,   b. 4 Apr 1777, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1844  (Age 67 years)
     3. William Pearle,   b. 1782, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F35397  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA WILLS, INVENTORIES AND ACCOUNTS 1759 - 1800: {John K. Gott}
      Pages 36-38: JOHN KERR, SEN'R. (Will)
      Date: 8 November 1796
      Dau.: Margaret Bronaugh - £5
      Dau.: Mary Peters - Negro girl
      Dau.: Betty Kerr - Negroes, also £36.5.0; one saddle
      and one grey mare colt; Negroes to be owned jointly by daus. Mary Peters and Betty Kerr.
      I do not wish that the children of the present wife to have any claim to the bequeath given to my•first wife's children nor the first wife's children to have any to those of the present wifes.
      Son: John Kerr, Junr.: Negro, horse
      Son: William Kerr - Negro
      wife: Sarah Kerr - residue of estate during her life or widowhood, in order that she may be Inabled to raise the young children that I have by her,
      Son: John Kerr, Jun'r. - land whereon I now live.
      Son: William Kerr - to Inherit the land bequeathed to my son John Kerr, Jun'r. if he should die before he arrives to the age of twenty-one years of age.
      All Estate, land excepted, lent to my wife to be equally divided at the death or marriage of wife between my children Sarah Crosby Kerr; William Kerr, Dorcus Kerr, Lucy Kerr, Peggy Smith Kerr and Aseneth Kerr.
      Exors: Wife Sarah Kerr, John Withers "son of old field' and John James.
      signed: John Kerr
      wit.: Benjamin Bronaugh, Garrott Freeman, James Fox, Alexander Cresenberry {sic Quisenberry}.
      Proved: 26 December 1796, by o. of Garrett Freeman and
      Benjamin Bronaugh. Sarah Kerr, with John James and John Bronaugh her securities in bond of £4,000, made oath and granted cert. to obt. prole

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