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

Elijah Morton

Male Abt 1722 - 1792  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name Elijah Morton 
    Born Abt 1722  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1792  St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I133954  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father William Morton,   b. Abt 1686, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1748, Orange County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Mothershead,   b. Abt 1695,   d. Aft 1748, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Aft 1711  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20350  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Agnes Morton,   b. Aft 1754, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. John Morton,   b. Bef 1748, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1788, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years)  [unknown]
     3. Joseph Morton,   b. Bef 1750, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1792, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F33716  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Richmond County, Virginia Wills; p.261
      - Alvin MOTHERSHEAD, Lun.Par., will; 3 Jan 1734/35, 3 Jun 1735
      godson George MORTON (son of William MORTON) all land which I bought of Thomas SIMS, John DOYLE, and James DOYLE containing 360 ac, if he has no heirs, to go to his bro. Jeremiah MORTON; John MORTON (son of William MORTON) all the land I bought of William MORTON his sd. father, if he has no heirs, to his sis. Sarah MORTON; Elijah MORTON (son of William MORTON); Anne, Elizabeth, and Jane (daus. of William MORTON); bro. John MOTHERSHEAD and fr. William MORTON; wits: William JORDAN, Arjalon PRICE, Matthew KNIGHT. [Alvin MOTHERSHEAD was a son of John and Elizabeth MOTHERSHEAD of West. Co. WWC, p.93.]
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Oct. 23, 1734. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to William Morton. Lease of 200 a. in St. Mark's Par., Spts. Co., on S. side Rapidan, etc., etc. "William Morton and Jeremiah Morton and Elijah Morton," etc. John Grame, Tho. Sims, John Pettey. Nov. 5, 1734.
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      1745-1747 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [Antient Press]; Page 479
      Aug. 28, 1746. Then received of Mr. JEREMIAH MORTON £24 and one young negro about 15 years of age, being in full for all rights I have in estate of ALVIN MOTHERSHEAD or GEORGE MORTON, dec'd.
      Witnesses: Elijah Morton
      John Nicholas, J. Pendleton.
      Receipt acknowledged 29 August 1746.
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      1747-1751 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 11, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 196
      Indenture 24 May 1750 between JOHN HAWKINS and MARY, his wife, Parish of St. Martin's, County of Hanover, and ELIJAH MORTON, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County .. for 110 pounds .. grants
      350 acres in Orange County, part of a larger tract granted John Hawkins .. bounded .. north side Pamunky road in George Smith's line .. Richard Thomas .. Laurence Battaile's .. James Elliott's .
      Recorded Orange County John Hawkins
      24th May 1750 Mary Hawkins
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      1759-1765 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 13; [Antient Press]; Page 267
      Pursuant to an order of Court of Orange County 25 Nov 1762
      We the Subscribers sworn before ELIJAH MORTON, Gent., began at a white oak .. one acre of land we value to ten shillings also for damages ten shillings .. it being the land of EDWIN FLEET.
      20 Dec. 1762.
      Daniel Singleton Philip Singleton
      John Webb Thos. Gahagon
      John Bledsoe Rob. Lancester
      Geo. Bledsoe John Wright
      Jos. Davis John Smith
      Ben Adams Wm. Mountague
      Returned into court 23rd December 1762.

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      1772-1778 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [Antient Press]; Page 207-208
      Indenture 18 April 1774 between JOHN HILL of King William County and MARY, his wife, and ELIJAH MORTON of Orange County .. for £77 .. sell 250 acres bounded Elijah Morton; Laurence Battelle, deed; Wisdom; Quisenberry; George Morton ..
      Presence: Wm. Moore, Wm. Terrell, John Hill
      Wm. Plunkett, Wm. Throckmorton
      Recorded Orange County 28th April 1774.
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      1772-1778 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [Antient Press]; Page 350-352
      George the Third .. to OWEN GWATHMEY, WILLIAM AYLETT, and THOMAS ELLIOTT, Gent. .. John Hill of County of King William and Mary, his wife .. by Indenture 18th April 1774 to Elijah Morton .. please examine Mary .. 15th July 1775 in the XV year of our Reign .. James Taylor
      Commission returned 22nd July 1775 Owen Gwathmey and Thomas Elliott. Recorded Orange County 24th August 1775.
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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 31, 1987 [John Frederick Dorman] Page 55
      BRITISH MERCANTILE CLAIMS 1775 - 1803
      (Pp . 33-3 5] Elijah Morton, Orange. £30.2.81 by note. He died about ten years ago in Orange County. After the
      peace he possessed a very good estate and was generally reputed solvent but about 1788 or 1789 he conveyed the whole of his estate to his children in order to avoid the payment of a large sum of money for which he was bound as security for a man who had become insolvent. In making this conveyance to his children it was never his intention to avoid the payment of his own just debts and out of the part assigned to his son Jos: Morton he expressly stipulated that his British debts should be paid if they were ever recoverable, it being then doubtful whether they would ever be paid. Jos: Morton removed to Georgia since thepeace and died there. But his eldest daughter is married to Capt. David Clarkson of Albemarle. There are about four slaves, two of whom are valuable, now in the possession of the widow of Elijah Morton in Orange and after her death they are by the terms of the conveyance already mentioned to descend to the representatives of Jos: Morton, subject to the payment of the British debts. If the creditors had pursued those measures which the laws of the state prescribe, they would hardly have failed in a recovery long before this time.
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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 31, 1987 [John Frederick Dorman] Page 213
      BRITISH MERCANTILE CLAIMS 1775 - 1803
      Debts due Wm. Cunningham & Company, received 12 June 1801 (pp. 117]:
      Elijah Morton, Orange. £6.14.- by account, Fredericksburg Store. He died about ten years ago in Orange County. At the peace he possessed a very good estate and was generally reputed solvent but about 1788 or 1789 he conveyed the whole of his estate to his children inorder to avoid the payment of a large sum of money for which he was bound as security for a man who had become insolvent.

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