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

Samuel Selden

Male 1725 - 1791  (66 years)


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  • Name Samuel Selden  [1
    Born 1725  Elizabeth City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1791  Salvington, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20336  Tree1
    Last Modified 16 May 2022 

    Father Joseph Selden,   b. Bef 1700, Elizabeth City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1727, Elizabeth City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Cary,   b. 1704, Elizabeth City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1775, Elizabeth City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1720  Elizabeth City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13369  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Thompson Mason,   b. 1731, Christian Temple Manor, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1758, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 11 Apr 1751  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Selden, Samuel Married Mary Thompson Mason, April 11, 1751
    Children 
     1. Miles Carey Selden,   b. 28 Nov 1751, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1760, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 8 years)  [natural]
     2. Samuel Selden,   b. 20 Mar 1753, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1753, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary Mason Selden,   b. 1 Oct 1754, Selvington, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1787, Exeter, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)  [natural]
     4. Samuel Selden,   b. 30 Apr 1756, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1776, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 19 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 May 2022 
    Family ID F13367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Anne Mason Mercer,   b. 21 Jun 1738, Marlborough, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1806, Salvington, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1759  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Mercer Selden,   b. Abt 1767, Salvington, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Wilson Cary Selden,   b. 1772, Salvington, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1823, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 May 2022 
    Family ID F13368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      James Hughes 2006-06-27 23:08:44
      Fredericksburg Court Record Search

      Court Record Data
      Context Extract
      Deed Moses Rowley and Elizabeth Rowley his wife to William Hewitt - Stafford Co. - 1783
      Deed Simon Thomison to William Rowley - Stafford Co. - 1762
      Deed Simon Tomison to James Hewitt - King George Co. - 1761 @
      Deed John Waugh to Thomas Elzey - Stafford Co. - 1690
      Deed of Lease John Elzey to John Jones the younger - King George Co. - 1704 @
      Deed of Trust George Armstrong to William Hewitt - recorded? - 1775 @
      Defendant Rachel Porch (aka Rachel Portch); James Lymbrick; George Lymbrick; Robert H. Hooe
      Deponent / Affiant Charles Bruce
      Family William Rowley, brother of Moses Rowley
      Family Thomas Elzey (eldest son), William Elzey, John Elzey & Sarah Elzey, children of Thomas Elzey (decd. c1698)
      Family Lewis Elzey, Thomas Elzey & Francis Elzey - sons of Thomas Elzey (decd. 1721)
      Family Samuel Selden, Miles Selden, Cary Selden, children of Joseph Selden
      Family Wilson Cary, brother of Miles Cary - they were uncles to Cary Selden, Samuel Selden & Miles Selden
      Family Mary Selden, wife of Joseph Selden
      Family Jane Elzey, wife of Thomas Elzey (decd. c1698)
      Family Rebecca Selden, wife of Samuel Selden
      Family Cary Selden, son of Samuel Selden (decd. 1791)
      Family John Selden, Bartholomew Selden, Elizabeth Selden, Mary Milner - children of Samuel Selden
      Family Cary Selden, son of Samuel Selden
      Family Maria Brooke, sister of Samuel Selden (decd. 1791)
      Family William Page & Jane Page, children of Mary Mason who was daughter of Samuel Selden
      Family Anne Mercer, daughter of Samuel Selden (decd. 1791)
      Family Anne Mercer, wife of Samuel Selden (decd. 1791)
      Family John Tomison, father of Simon Tomison
      Family Sarah Anne Mason Selden, widow of Samuel Selden
      Grant Richard Whitehead - 2000 acres in Rappahannock Co. and New Kent Co. - 8 Apr. 1674
      Grant Samuel Selden - 1530 acres in Stafford Co. - 31 Mar. 1715
      Locality Stafford Co.; King George Co.; Rappahannock Co.; Elizabeth City Co.; New Kent Co.
      Marriage James M. Garnett -mr- Mary Mercer
      Plaintiff Sarah Anne Mason Selden; Cary Selden
      Plat Samuel Selden grant for 1530 acres on Potomack Run (aka Potomack Creek) - 1802
      Slave old Jack; old Boss; Pegg; Tom; Dick; Jenny; Harry; Tony; Will; Pompe; Jack - property of Samuel Selden
      Slave Will - property of Joseph Selden bequeathed to Miles Selden
      Slave Will Clifton; Clara & children Jenny, Ben, Dennis, Tom, Will & Fanny; Molly & children Eliza, David, Melford, Harry & Billy; Sue & children Jupiter, Ben, Phillis, Molly, Lewis & Randolph; Nan; Flora; Juno & child Lucius; Sarah; Moses; Isabell; Lydia; Delia; Malach; Peter; big Ben; James; Dublin; Dinah; Robin; Daniel; Doll; Capiah; Grace - property of Samuel Selden (decd. 1791)
      Slave Dick - property of George Armstrong
      Survey survey & plot of the dower of Mrs. Hewitt in Locust Forest - 1797
      Surveyor Travers Daniel, surveryor of Stafford Co. - 1802
      Tract Fort Fields - property of Joseph Selden
      Tract Buck Roe - residence of Samuel Skinker
      Will Thomas Elzey - recorded ? - 1698
      Will Thomas Elzey - Stafford Co. - 1720 / 1721
      Will Samuel Selden - Elizabeth City Co. - 1720
      Will Joseph Selden - Elizabeth City Co. - 1727
      Will Samuel Selden - Stafford Co. - Fredericksburg District Court - 1790 / 1791 / 1806 @
      Administrative Information
      Record title Selden vs Portch
      Year recorded 1806
      Collection CR-DC-L
      Record ID 570-113
      End Notes
      Preserved by City of Fredericksburg
      Processed by Barry McGhee
      Extracted by Barry L. McGhee
      Extracted on 12/15/2004
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK O; 1748-1767; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      PP-433-439 In the Name of God Amen I ANN MASON of County of Stafford in Colony of Virginia being at present in perfect health and of sound mind .. have thought fit before age or Infirmities impair them to make my last will and Testament .. soul to God .. body to be decently interred .. What worldly Estate (after my Debts, Lawfully contracted are honestly paid) Imprimis
      I give to my son GEORGE MASON & heirs my land lying on Goose Bay in Charles County in Maryland in lieu of all Debts I may owe him at my Death as also, I give to said George Mason & heirs, the following Slaves (9 listed) & my largest Silver Salver:
      Item I give to my son THOMSON MASON & heirs the following silver plate Vizt. my ring & castors, 2 salts, my Soup Spoon, and all the rest of my Silver spoons large, or small: As also one new Bed bolster & Pillows, a pair of sheets, a pair of Blankets and a Quilt his choise of one of my old beds with the same furniture as to the new one. And whereas I bought of my son Thomson some Negroes, for which I was to give him 200 pounds current money, my will is that whatever part of the said Sum appears to be due upon a fair settlement be paid out of the first part of my Estate.
      Item I give to JOHN BRONAUGH the son of my Sister Bronaugh of Fairfax County, and his heirs 500 acres of Land lying in Loudoun County, which I bought of THOMAS JOHNS.
      Item the rest of my Estate Real & Personal of what kind soever, not before bequeathed I give to my Exrs. herein after named, in trust, only to them .. for the uses aftermentioned, & to be disposed off as follows. That my Executors after my Debts are paid purchase as soon as may be, a likly young Negroe wench not Exceeding 20 years of age, with one Male child which I give to my Grandson SAMUEL SELDEN & heirs & her future increase in lieu of Negroes betty & her son Jamy, before bequeathed to my son Geo: Mason. As also a young roan Mare which I desire may be kept for his use.
      Item I give to my Grand Daughter MARY SELDEN a Negro girl named Jemima (the Daughter of Pegg) and that after my Debts are paid my said Executors out of my Estate before given in Trust purchase, one Negroe girl of about four years of age, both which, with their future increase I give to my Grand Daughter and heirs. As also, a large bay Mare and her Increase which I desire may be kept for her use, two cotton counter pains, two Toilettes an old Damask table cloath & a Dozen of Damask Napkins & a small Silver cane: and that my Executors out of my said Estate purchase, for her one new Damask Table cloath & a Dozen of Damask Napkins.
      Item all thereof of my Silver plate not bequeathed, I give to be equally divided between my said Grandson and Grand Daughter, only my will is that my two small Silver Dishes be kept in the same form they are without change or alteration. One, to each of them.
      Item my will that if either of my Grand children before named (men'd. on margin) should die, the Surviver of them shall Inherit the whole .. and if both of them shall die before age of 2I years and without Lawful Issue, that then I leave the whole to them bequeathed to be disposed of as follows (Viz:) the young Negroe wench to he purchased for my Grandson Sam'l. Selden as above I give unto my Grandson GEORE MASON JUNR. and heirs. And the child to be purchased with her I give to my Grandson WILL MASON & heirs. The Negroe girl named Jemima, bequeathed as above to my Grand Daughter MARY SELDEN, I give to my Grand Daughter ANN EILBECK MASON & heirs, and the Negroe girl of about four years to be purchased for my Grand Daughter Mary Selden, I give to my Grand son THOMSON MASON JUNR. & heirs. And my will is, that the first child, which the said Negro wench to be purchased for my Grand son Samuel as above shall be given to the child with which my Daughter in Law, ANN the Wife of George Mason is now privily ensient, & the second child which the said Negroe wench shall bring be given to the child with which my Daughter in Law MARY the wife of THOMSON MASON is now privily ensient .. and that the rest of the Estate to them before bequeathed be equally divided between my said Sons GEORGE MASON and Thomson Mason & heirs.
      Item I leave the Lands which I bought of JOHN PEAK & HENRY FILKINS to be sold by my Executors and Legally conveyed to the purchaser, as also all the rest of my personal Estate not before disposed of for the payment of my Debts & Legacies, and the overplus if any to be Equally divided between my Grand children SAMUEL SELDEL & MARY SELDEN aforsd. Provided nevertheless that if the money arising from the sale of my Estate real and personal aforsd & my Debts, crops & shall be sufficient to pay my Debts & Legacies aforsd so as to save my Stock of Horses, Cattle, sheep & hoggs that then my said Stock shall be equally divided between my said Grand children Samuel and Mary Selden & settled by my Executors upon the lands where the Negroes belonging to Samuel and Mary Selden are respectively worked; & kept, for their use & benefit. Lastly I hereby appoint my Sons George Mason and Thompson Mason and my friend JOHN MONCURE Clk Executors of this my last will & Testament revoking all former wills ., 25th August 1760. Ann Mason
      Hannah Hedgman,
      Helen Scott, John Wishart
      Memo. It is my will and desire that my Cousin FRANCES MONCURE the Wife of JOHN MONCURE Clk take care of my Daughter Mary Thomson Selden deced's Picture now in my Hall, and give it to my Grandson Samuel Selden when he come of age, but if he should die before he comes of age, that then it be given to my Grand Daughter Mary Selden ,. 26th day of August 1760 and further that if both my Grandchildren should die then to be given to my Eldest Son. Ann Mason
      Hannah Hedgman,
      Helen Scott, John Wishart
      I Ann Mason of Stafford County this 5th day of November 1762 Do make & publish this Codicil to my last will & Testament hereunto annex'd as follows. Whereas in my said Will .. I have devised to my Son George Mason Lands at Goose Bay, in Maryland in lieu of all Debts I might owe him at the time of my Death. It is my intention, and I hereby devise to my said Son George my said land at Goose Bay to him & heirs, whether I am indebted to him, my said son, or not, And whereas by my said will I have bequeathed to my on George Mason one negroe wench named Letty & her son named Jammy I now at the request of my said son give the said Negro Letty & Jammy her son, to my Executors in Trust, for my Grandson Sam'l Selden & heirs and if Samuel Selden should die without issue Grand Daughter Mary Selden & her heirs & in case my Grand Daughter should also die without issue before she arrive to age of 21 the said Negroe Letty in trust for my son George Mason & the Negro Jammy in trust my for Grandson Thomson Mason, son to my said son George Mason & heirs. And whereas also in my will I have ordered my Executors after my Debts are paid to purchase out of the remainder of my Estate a likly young Negroe wench & child to be given to my Grandson Sam'l Selden, his heirs in lieu of the Negroe Letty and her son Jammy before bequeathed to my son George Mason, my will is now, that no such wench & child be purchased as aforsd, and I hereby give to my Grandson Sams. Selden-, a Negroe fellow named Monsser and a Negro wench named Corragio. Provided nevertheless that the said Slaves of said wench Corragio be subject to the same Limitations, and go and descend in the same manner as the issue of that wench ordered by my will to be bought would have done, in case of the Death of my Grand children Samuel and Mary Selden as by the said Will may appear. My common wearing epparrell I leave to ELIZABETH the Wife of THOMAS HEATH. I also give to my Grand Daughter Mary Selden a Callico Quilt & a Callico Counterpane in my Gilt trunk which I am desirous she should have. It is also my earnest request & desire that the Mulatto wench named NAN OLDCATE who has been an useful slave in the ffamily may not be sold, or exposed to Hardship as she is past her Labour, and that if possible she may be allowed to live with my son George Mason who I hope will use her with Humanity. I desire that this Codicil may be annex'd to my said Will & be of Equal vilidity with the same. Ann Mason
      Sarah Mastion, Walter Brook,
      Elizabeth Rawling, Eliz her mark Heath
      At Court held for Stafford County December the 14th 1762 Last will & Testament (with the Codicil thereto annex'd) of Ann Mason produced by John Moncure Clk .. made oath .. proved .. Certificate granted him for obtaining a Probate thereof Since which George Mason and Thomson Mason Esqrs. the other Executors in said Will named .. proved same.. ordered to be certified ..
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      1771-1774 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book H; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      March 10, 1781. Charles Mortimer of Fredksbg. and Sarah, his wife, to Saml. Selden of Stafford Co., Gent. 4000 lbs. tob. Lot 202 in Fredksbg., formerly purchased of Roger Dixon and Lucy, his wife, as by deeds, Oct. 1, 1764. John Benson, John Welch, Edwd. Herndon, John Hardin. May
      17, 1781.

  • Sources 
    1. [S72] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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