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

Edward Moseley

Male 1661 - 1736  (75 years)


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  • Name Edward Moseley 
    Born 1661  Lynhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Apr 1736  Princess Anne County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I108147  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2021 

    Father William Moseley,   b. Abt 1634, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1671, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F32059  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Frances Stringer,   b. Abt 1664, Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1703, Princess Anne County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Bef 18 Sep 1688  Princess Anne County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Princess Anne deed bk 1: 42 6 Sept 1693 calls Frances his "now" wife
    Children 
     1. Hillary Moseley,   b. Bef 1693, Princess Anne County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1730, Lynnhaven Parish, Princess Anne County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F39802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rose Thorowgood,   b. 1672, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1709, Princess Anne County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married Dec 1705  Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • DEC 1705 in Order Bk 1: 443,Princess Anne,VA
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F10959  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Research Notes from Warren "Tuck" Forsythe

      one good start on documentation for him is page 108 of Vol. 2 of 4th ed (vols. pub. Gen Pub Co aprx 2004-2007) of Adventurers of Purse and Person by John Frederick Dorman

      Adventurers of Purse and Person 1607-1625, 3rd ed. 1987 revised and edited by Virginia M. Meyer and John Frederick Dorman, p. 318-319: "[Moseley] 39. Col. Edward, born about 1661, probate recorded Princess Anne Co. , justice, sheriff, coroner, and Burgess for Princess Anne, 1703-05, vestryman of Lynnhaven Parish, owned 1000 acres in Princes[s] Anne, 1704 member of the court that tried Grace Sherwood for witchcraft, 1706, left will 6 March 1735/6 - 7 Apr 1736, [Pr. Anne D. Bk 5: 59-60] married (1) Frances (Stringer) Taylor,
      daughter of Col. John Stringer of the Eastern Shore and widow of Bartholomew Taylor, [Pr.A.D.Bk 1: 378] (2), by 7 Jan 1705/6, [Pr.A.D. Bk 1: 443]"."
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      Edward was the son of William Moseley(Capt.) and Mary Gookin

      http://www.esva dot net/ghotes/thorowgd/d0/i0017532.htm#i17532

      Princess Anne Co VA Deed Bk 4: 541 says his age was about 73 on 18 May 1734.
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      http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Norfolk.html

      Lower Norfolk County, VA Deed Book 5, 1686-1695, page 51 – Mrs. Mary Lawson the wife of Lt. Col. Anthony Lawson, formerly the wife of Capt. William Moseley, deceased, ye daughter of Capt. John Gookin and heirs at law to her said father, deceased, with consent of her said husband Lt. Col. Anthony Lawson issue Deed of Gift under both their hand and seals baring date 15 August 1672 to trust vis. Col. Lemuel Mason and Mr. John Porter did among other things give unto William Moseley and John Moseley her sons and the heirs forever that tract of land that did belong to her, from Capt. John Gookin her before recited father as per deed recorded in the records of Lower Norfolk more at large may appear the which land is now in my tenure and occupation of the before mention William and John Moseley.

      Now know ye that I, Edward Moseley ye son and heirs of Capt. William Moseley before recited and brother of the whole blood unto William and John Moseley before recited for good cause ____ unto _____ but now especially for the natural love and affection that I bare to my said brothers _____ for the more sure making and for the confirming the before mention Deed unto William and John Moseley and to their heirs forever from me, the said Edward Moseley and my heirs and the said Edward Moseley do by this my free and voluntary Deed of Gift absolutely give unto William Moseley and John Moseley all ye tract of land before recited and as each of them said land possessed of the same to have and to hold the before mention land with all… Dated and singed 15 February 1687/88. Witnesses Lanester Lovett, William Burrought, Robert Richmond and James Lamons. Acknowledged in Court 14 February 1687/88.

      Lower Norfolk County, VA Deed Book 5, 1686-1695, page 75 – I, Edward Moseley of Linhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk by and with the ___ voluntary confess a no good wife of Frances, my none wife have given, granted, assigned, enforced and confirmed forever to my father-in-law, Lt. Col. Anthony Lawson, 342 acres of the land which was the 342 acres according to the due bound thereof which was formerly granted unto my said father-in-law, Lt. Col Anthony Lawson in a patent of 762 acres of land granted 23 April 1681… whereof I the said Edward Moseley with my non wife Frances have here unto set our hand and seal this 20 February 1687/88. Signed Edward Moseley and Frances Moseley. Witnesses Charles Egarton, Lemuel Phillips and Patrick White. Acknowledged in Court 20 February 1687/88.

      http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Norfolk.html

      Norfolk County, VA Deed Book 5, 1686-1695, page 213 – Will of Thomas Walke, dated 5 January 1693/94 and probated 15 January 1693/94. I Thomas Walke being at this present sick and weak in body but sound and perfect memory do make this to be my Last Will and Testament –
      Imp. I bequeath my soul to Almighty God…
      I give and bequeath the Plantation I now live upon unto my son Thomas Walke and his heirs forever; I likewise give unto my son Thomas half that tract of land I bought of William Hilliard lying at Corituck Bay to him and his heirs forever.
      I give and bequeath unto my son Anthony Walke my Plantation lying at the head of the Southern Branch called Possum Nick, adjoining the land of John Dixson. Empower my Executors to add unto 100 pounds Sterling of my personal estate.
      I give and bequeath unto my sister Ann Chambers of Barbados, and unto each of her children she now has, 5 pounds Sterling.
      I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Walke, my young Negro woman called Piggy with all her increase.
      I give and bequeath unto my brother Robert , my sister Margaret and my sister Mary of Barbados, unto each of them 20 shillings to buy them a ring apiece.
      I give and bequeath unto my loving friends Lt. Col. Anthony Lawson, Mrs. Mary Lawson, Margaret, Elizabeth and Anthony Lawson Jr. unto each of them 20 shillings to buy them a ring apiece.
      I give and bequeath unto my loving friends Edwards, William and John Moseley unto each of them 20 shilling to buy them a ring.
      I give and bequeath unto William Moseley Sr. 40 shillings to be paid him out of my own wearing clothes.
      I give and bequeath unto Margaret Moseley the wife of the said William Moseley 40 shillings to be paid her out of my wife’s wearing clothes.
      I give and bequeath unto the widow Elder 40 shillings to be paid in goods
      All the remaining part of my personal estate whatsoever, I give and bequeath unto my 3 children Thomas, Anthony and Mary Walke or the survivors.
      Request all his goods whole or personal be shipped to Barbados and sold.
      I nominate and appoint my loving friends Lt. Col. Anthony Lawson, Edward Moseley Sr. and William Moseley to be my Executors.
      I have hereunto set my hand and seal 5 January 1693/94. Signed Thomas Walke. Witnesses George Moseley, John Smith, Morgan Bryan and Anthony Lawson Jr. Probed in Court 15 January 1693/94.

      Norfolk County, VA Deed Book 5, 1686-1695, pages 216-217 – I John Moseley of the Parish of Linhaven in Princess Anne County in Virginia, whereas Mr. John Gookin, late of Lower Norfolk County, deceased granted him by Patent dated 12 October 1641, 640 acres of land, situated on the western shore of Linhaven, which said land descend to Mary his only daughter and heir, now the wife of Lt. Col. Anthony Lawson and mother of me, the said John Moseley and whereas my said father-in-law, the said Lt. Col. Anthony Lawson and my mother the said Mary, his wife, by deed of gift under their names and seals gave the said 640 of land unto my brother William Moseley and to me the said John Moseley to be equally divided; which accordingly was divided, as by an instrument in writing and the hands and seals of us the said William Moseley and John Moseley, dated 4 January 1692 and recorded and each of the part laid out and bounded as the said Instrument of Division may and will at large approved. Now know ye that I ye said John Moseley for and in consideration of the sum of 4,000 pounds of Bake Pork to me in hand paid by my kinsman Edward Moseley Jr. of Linhaven Parish in Norfolk County whereas I acknowledge… do give, grant, bargain, sell unto my said kinsman Edward Moseley Jr. one small tract of land contain 100 acres more or less and is part of the 640 acres… Whereof I the said John Moseley have hereunto set my hand and seal this 15 March 1693/94. Signed John Moseley. Witnesses Francis Moseley, John Fulsher and Bryan Cahill. Acknowledge in Court 15 March 1693/94.
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      http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Princess_Anne.html

      Princess Anne County, VA, Deeds and Wills, Book 4, 1724-1735, page 541, Depositions dated 5 June 1734 - Depositions of Edward Moseley, age 73 years, John Moseley, age 64 years and Margaret Sayer, age 59 years, that Thomas Walke, merchant who came from Barbados married Mary, daughter of Anthony Lawson and had three children - Thomas, Anthony and Mary.

  • Sources 
    1. [S805353] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. V, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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