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

John Wigglesworth

Male Bef 1751 - Aft 1781  (> 32 years)


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  • Name John Wigglesworth 
    Born Bef 1751  St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1781  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I115314  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 

    Father James Wigglesworth,   b. 1730, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1822, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Mary Durrett,   b. Bef 1736, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1769, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years) 
    Married Abt 1751  St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F19642  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Philadelphia Fox,   b. Bef 1758, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1782, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years) 
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 
    Family ID F45622  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1762-1772 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book D, Administration Bonds; [William Armstrong Crozier]; 800 Benjamin Waller, admr. of Edmund Waller, decd., with John Wiglesworth and John Carter, sec. Nov. 21, 1771.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Novr. 21, 1771. John Campbell and Mary, his wife, and Alexander Spotswood to Benjamin Burbridge of Spts. Co. Lease. 45 a. "John Wiglesworth and Philadelphia, his wife, and Mary Fox," etc. 287 lbs. tob. Js. Lewis, Thos. Fox, Alford Williams. Septr. 21, 1775.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Augt. 20, 1774. Peter Marye and Eleanor, his wife, of Spts. Co. to John Wiglesworth of same Co. 300 curr. 670 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., etc. Wm. Green, Jos. Brock, James Hayden, Joseph Gale. Feby. 16, 1775
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      April 20, 1775. Wm. Houston and Judith, his wife, of Fredksbg. to John Wiglesworth of Spts. Co. 100 curr. Lot 41 in town of Fredksbg., "whereon my father, Wm. Houston, Decd., formerly lived," etc. Jno. Brock, Reubin Straughan, Jno. Richards. May 18, 1775.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      April 20, 1775. John Wiglesworth and Philadelphia, his wife, of Spts. Co. to Wm. Houston of sd. Co. 100 curr. 540 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Jno. Brock, Reuben Straughan, Ro. Dudley. May 18, 1775.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Jany. 7, 1777. George Atkinson of Spts. Co. and Martha, his wife, to Jno. Holloday, jr., and Jno. Wiglesworth, both of afsd. Co. "For the love and friendship they have and do hear the sd. Wiglesworth and Holloday," etc., and for the trusts hereafter named. All lands, slaves, personal estate of the sd. Atkinson, in trust for them during their lives, and after their deaths, a slave, for the use of Betty Penn, wife of Geo. Penn of Spts. Co., etc. The sd. Holloday and Wiglesworth discharging a debt now due from sd. Atkinson to Thomas Colson, etc. Witnesses, Larkin Chew, 0. Towles, Jno. Smith, Robt. Thomas. Jany. 16, 1777.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Decr. 20, 1778. James Pritchett of Spts. Co. to John Wiglesworth of same County. 250 curr. 669 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. John Brock, Jno. Chew, jr.; Jos. Brock, jr.; Sherod Horn. March 18, 1779.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      June 18, 1778. John Wiglesworth and Philadelphia, his wife, of Spts. Co. to Harman Haner of Stafford Co. 200 curr. 125 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. No witnesses. June 18, 1778.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Novr. 30, 1778. Charles Bruce of Orange Co., Executor of the last will. and testament of Thos. James, late of Fauqueir Co., decd., of first part; Michael Robinson, jr., and Molly, his wife, of Spts. Co., of second part; Richard Price of Orange Co. and Agatha, his wife, of third part; John Wiglesworth of Spts. Co., of fourth part. Whereas, Thos. James, in his lifetime promised the sd. Michael Robinson, the sum of 250, as portion with sd. Molly, as daughter of sd. James; and also having promised sd. Richd. Price the like sum as portion with the sd. Agatha, another daughter of the sd. James, and in order to provide for the payment thereof the sd. James, by his last will and testament, dated April 9, 1772, directed the sale of those lots in town of Fredkshg., commonly called the Long Ordinary by his Executors, and the respective sums pd. the sd. daughters Molly and Agatha, out of the sale thereof; and whereas, a communication being afterwards had between the sd. Michael Robinson, Richd. Price, and Thomas James, concerning the portions of their wives, it was mutually agreed that the sd. Robinson and Price should accept the sd. Lots and Houses in lieu of the sd. portions, in pursuance of the sd. agreement, in the year 1775, intending to confirm that agreement, had a deed drawn for conveying the sd. lots, etc., to the sd. parties, but as some difference had arisen between the sd. James and Michael Robinson, the Elder (father to the sd. Michael), respecting the fortune promised by him to his sd. son on the marriage afsd., the sd. James, in order to forte the Robinson, the Elder, to comply with his promise, undertook to convey the afsd. lands to Richard Price, in trust, as to one moiety, to be held for the benefit of the wife of the sd. Michael, jr., until the sd. Michael, Senr., should comply with his promise, with the understanding that the one retaining the sd. property should pay the other party 250; and whereas, the sd. James died, and by his will, proved in Fauqueir Co., Feby. 26, 1776, appointed Chas. Bruce, Thos. Hord, Gerrard Banks, and John James, Executors, the sd. Charles Bruce alone accepting the Executorship, etc., the sd. Michael Robinson, the Elder, having complied with his agreement aforementioned, etc., the sd. Robinson, jr., and Price, being intitled to the sd. lots, etc., agree for the sale thereof to the sd. John Wiglesworth for the sum of 550 curr., and hereby convey the same, etc. Witnesses, John Steward, Michael Robinson, Stapleton Crutchfield, James Haekley, Richard Young, John Hawkins. July 15, 1779.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Oct. 21, 1779. John Wiglesworth and Philadelphia, his wife, of Spts. Co. to Wm. Jackson of. Fredksbg. 400 curr., "all that part of the lower end of the lot in Fredksbg., known as the Long Ordinary," etc. No witnesses. Oct. 21, 1779.
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      1771-1774 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book H; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Jany. 3, 1780. John Herndon of Spts. Co., Gent., and Mary, his wife, to John Wiglesworth of same county. 3492 curr. 292 a. in Spts. Co. Jno. Chew, Sam. Todd, Jas. Jarvis. May 17, 1781.
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      1771-1774 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book H; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Feby, 19, 1780. John Wiglesworth and Philadelphia, his wife, of Spts. Co. to John Welch of Fredksbg. 10,000 curr. Lot 41 in Fredksbg., purchased of Wm. Houston, etc. Richd. Young, Saml. Todd, James Cunningham. Aug, 20, 1780.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Feby. 28, 1782. Jno. Wiglesworth and Philadelphia, his wife, of Spts. Co. to Wm. Smith of Fredksbg. 200 specie. Part of lot in Town of Fredksbg, etc. Wm. McWilliams, James Taylor, John Welch. June 20, 1782.
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      1782-1787 Fredericksburg Va Deed Book {Sparacio}: page 3-4
      THIS INDENTURE made this Twentieth day of January in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty three between JOHN WELCH of County of Spotsylvania and Bourough of Fredericksburg and NELLEY his Wife of one part and GODLOVE HEISKELL of County and Borough aforesaid of other part; Witnesseth that JOHN WELCH and NELLEY his Wife of sum of Seven hundred pounds Specie Virginia currency to them paid hath sold unto GODLOVE HEISKELL his heirs and assigns all that part of the Lott numbered in the plan of the said Borough (41) and is the lower part of the Lott the said JOHN WELCH purchased of JOHN WIGLESWORTH formerly belonging to WILLIAM HOUSTON being One hundred and thirty feet on HANOVER STREET and Sixty one feet on CAROLINE STREET up to the lower part of the said lott, which the aforesaid JOHN WIGGLESWORTH sold to WILLIAM JACKSON, thence Twenty feet along the side of said JACKSONs House, then turning Nine feet outwards towa.rd the LONG ORDINARY and continuing fourteen feet back and twelve feet paralel with the said CAROLINE STREET, thence Ninety eight feet back from thence to run to CAROLINE STREET Eighty four and one half feet; it being now in the possession of the said GODLOVE HEISKILL, and the said JOHN WELCH and NELLEY his Wife agree that they will warrant and forever defend the said Lott against claim of every other persons In Witness whereof the said JOHN WELCH & NELLEY his Wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals
      At a Hustings Court held for the Town and Corporation of Fredericksburg on Monday the Twentieth day of January one thousand seven hund.red and Eighty three
      This Deed indented from JOHN WELCH & NELLEY his Wife to GODLOVE HEISKILL (she being first privately examined) was acknowledged and ordered to be recorded
      Truly recorded Test THOMAS SYDNOR Dp. Clk.
      Test HENRY ARMISTEAD, Clk.





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