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

Anne Grayson

Female Abt 1706 - 1767  (~ 43 years)


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  • Name Anne Grayson 
    Born Abt 1706  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Between 1749 and 1767  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21826  Tree1
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2022 

    Father John Grayson,   b. Abt 1659, Kent County, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1736, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Susannah White,   b. 21 Jun 1663, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1736, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1712  Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Thomas Harrison,   b. 1702, Chopawamsic, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1773, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1730  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susannah Harrison,   b. Abt 1730, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1759, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)  [natural]
     2. William Harrison,   b. Abt 1734, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1775, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)  [natural]
     3. Thomas Harrison,   b. 1736, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1827, Harrison County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [natural]
     4. Anne 'Nancy' Harrison,   b. Abt 1737, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Burr Harrison,   b. 20 Sep 1738, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1822, Chester County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     6. Mary Harrison,   b. 14 Apr 1741, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1831, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
     7. Benjamin Harrison,   b. 17 Aug 1744, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1798, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [natural]
     8. Anne Harrison,   b. 29 Oct 1749, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F14254  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John Quarles,   b. 1693, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1729, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1722  St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Quarles,   b. Abt 1723, St. George's Parish, Spotysylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1752, Chesterfield County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F14255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Children of Anne GRAYSON and Thomas HARRISON are:
      i. William HARRISON was born Abt 1734 in Of Virginia, USA, and died Jan 1775 in , , Virginia, USA. He married Jane HUMSTON Feb 1767 in , , Virginia, USA, daughter of Edward HUMSTON. She was born Abt 1736 in Of Virginia, USA.
      ii. Susannah HARRISON was born Abt 1734 in Of Virginia, USA. She married Jonathan William GIBSON, son of Jonathan GIBSON and Margaret CATLETT. He was born Abt 1725 in , Fauquier County, Virginia, USA, and died 1791.
      iii. Thomas HARRISON was born 1736 in , Prince William County, Virginia, USA, and died Nov 1827 in , Harrison County, Kentucky, USA. He married Mary Anne BUTLER, daughter of William BUTLER and Anne APPLE. She was born Abt 1728 in Of Virginia, USA.
      iv. Nancy HARRISON was born Abt 1737 in Of Virginia, USA. She married QUARLES. He was born Abt 1735 in Of Virginia, USA.
      v. Burr HARRISON was born 20 Sep 1738 in , Prince William County, Virginia, USA, and died 18 Aug 1822 in , Chester County, South Carolina, USA. He married Elizabeth DARGAN 1766 in , , South Carolina, USA, daughter of Timothy DARGAN and Catherine. She was born 1745-1750 in , Prince William County, Virginia, USA, and died 1825 in , Chester Dist., South Carolina, USA.
      vi. Mary HARRISON was born Abt 1741 in Of Virginia, USA, and died 1831. She married Chandler FOWKE 1759 in , , Virginia, USA, son of Chandler FOWKE and Mary FOSSAKER. He was born 1732, and died 1810.
      vii. Benjamin HARRISON was born 17 Aug 1744 in , Prince William County, Virginia, USA, and died Dec 1797 in , Fauquier County, Virginia, USA. He married Mary SHORT 17 Nov 1770 in St. Paul'S Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, USA. She was born 17 Nov 1745 in St. Paul'S Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, USA, and died Bef 10 Mar 1824.
      viii. Anne HARRISON was born 29 Oct 1749 in Of Virginia, USA. She married James GILLISON 1768. He was born Abt 1748, and died Abt 1800.

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      James Hughes 2006-05-17 09:07:04
      Spotsylvania

      May 7, 1728. Leonard Holms of St. Mary's Par., Caroline County, to John Quarles of Overwharton Par., Stafford Co. 40 curr., 278 a. formerly granted to Leonard Holms by pat. Octr. 31, 1726, in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Witnesses: Jno. Grayson, junr.; Lewis Davis Yancey, William Brown,Benja. Grayson. Rec. June 4, 1728. Elizabeth Holms of St. Mary's Par., Caroline County, wife of Leonard Holms, by her attorney, Moseley Battaley, Gentl., acknowledged her dower in the above land to the sd. John Quarles.
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      James Hughes 2006-05-17 09:11:26
      The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 396

      [Prince William Deed Book K, pp. 132 to

      136. Abstract]: Deeds of lease and release dated 27 and 28 May 1739: Benjamin Grayson of county of Prince William, Gent., and Susanna his wife to ffrancis Wright of same county for 100. a plantation of 711 acres formerly granted to said Benjamin Grayson by deed from the Proprietor's office of the Northern Neck of Virginia 2 Aug. 1731, in the county of Prince William upon a branch of the North fork of Bull run on the ridge joining upon the branches of Elk licking run & bounded [etc.]

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      BENJA GRAYSON SUSANA L GRAYSON

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      THOS. HARRISON JUNR. WILL. DENT MOSES LINTON JOHN TURLEY.

      This property, to which Francis4 Wright had removed by July, 1741, was about twelve miles west of Francis Awbrey's estate, and twenty miles northwest from Leesylvania, and about twenty-eight miles north of the estate on which his brother John4 settled in 1741. Thus these brothers became well separated topographically. Soon after the date of the above-mentioned deed, the remaining two-thirds of the thousand-acre Leesylvania plantation were sold by Francis4 Wright for a sum approximating $5,000 in present currency to the same Henry Lee, of whom his father, John3 Wright, had purchased it in 1723. This is the instrument in which Francis4 Wright calls himself the eldest son of his father:
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      James Hughes 2006-05-17 09:14:06
      The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 395

      Prince William County Deed Book D, pp.

      127, 128, 129, 130, 131. Abstract]: 27 & 28 May 1739, two deeds of lease and release by ffrancis Wright of the parish of Hamilton in the County of Prince William planter and Anne his wife to Benjamin Grayson of the same, gent.; for 100 all that plantation, . . . 333 acres . . . on Powels Creek in the County of Prince William it being the third part of 1000 acres formerly sold by Henry Lee unto John Wright, deced, father to the afsd. ffrancis Wright, as by deed dated 25 June MDCCXXV(+) . . . bounded Beginning at Divers marked Saplins nigh the stump of an Hiccory corner to the land of Burbidge at Muscle Island & extending thence North two hundred & forty four poles to a Spanish Red oak, thence North 52 degrees west 300 poles to a Box oak saplin & a Red oak on an Ivy point, thence South nine degrees East 363 poles to Powel's Creek, thence down the Creek the several meanders thereof to the beginning . . .

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      FFRANCIS. WRIGHT Anne U WRIGHT

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      THOS. HARRISON JUNR WILL DENT MOSES LINTON JOHN TURLEY

      Acknowledged in Court 28 May 1739 and ordered recorded.

      On the same day that Francis4 Wright sold this third of his patrimony for a sum then equal to about $2,000, he purchased of the same Benjamin Grayson 711 acres lying about twenty-five miles northwest of his late father's estate, which new property had been first occupied by a

      (+) In this reference made sixteen years after the date of the original deed Francis4 Wright errs, for the original deed to his father was dated August 27, 1723.
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      1724-1730 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book, Part 3; [Antient Press];
      Spotsylvania County Court 1st of April 1729; Page 294
      - On petition of ANNE QUARLES, Widow of JOHN QUARLES deced, in behalf of herself & Son, JOHN QUARLES, an Infant, for an acre of land on the North side of NASANPONAX RIVER belonging to Majr. AUGUSTINE SMITH (to build a Mill upon) be allotted and appraised to them is granted and ordered that WILLIAM HANSFORD Gent. HENRY MARTIN and GEORGE PROCTOR or any two of them (being first sworn before some Majestrate of this County) value ye said Acre of land & put the said QUARLES in possession thereof (provided & having regard that it takes not away any houseing orchards or other imediate conveniences) and report their proceedings to next Court
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      1742-1752 Fairfax County, Virginia, Will Book A;
      [Eula K. Woodward];
      15 Mch. 1740. Lease. John Hamilton, Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co. & Thomas Harrison, Junr. Hamilton Parish, Prince Wm. Co. 392 A. Fairfax Co. Named in boundaries, Simon Pearson on Homer Run, patent 3 Oct. 1726 to James Robertson, Stafford Co. & he sold to Ann Quarles
      14 Oct. 1730, died in Stafford. Mch. 15, 1743, Page 150.
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      1749-1752 Prince William County, Virginia Deed Book M [Antient Press]: Page 37-38
      GEORGE the Second to JOSEPH HUDNALL, RICHARD BLACKBURN, JOHN WRIGHT of the County of Prince William gent, Know ye that we trusting to your fidelity in privately examining ANN the Wife of THOMAS HARRISON of the said County Gent touching her consent to execute certain Indentures of Lease & Release bearing date the twenty sixth & twenty sixth day of March MDCCXLIV made between THOMAS HARRISON by the name of THOMAS HARRISON JUNR. of the Parish of Hamilton and County of Prince William Gent. and THOMAS WHITLEDGE of the same for conveying unto the said THOMAS WHITLEDGE and his heirs a parcel! of land on CEDAR RUN in the County aforesaid containing One hundred and Sixteen acres in receiving the acknowledgement of said ANN her consent being first declared we command you to examine her privately touching the premises aforesaid and her examination thereupon to our Justices of our County Court of Prince William without delay you shall distinctly return & certify to this Writ annexed. Witness PETER WAGENER Clerk of our said Court the twenty second day of July in the twenty third year of our reign
      P. WAGENER
      Pursuant to the above I)edimus we have privately examined ANN the Wife of THOMAS HARRISON gent apart from her said husband who freely relinquishes her right of Dower in the lands. Certified under our hands this 24th day of October 1749
      R. BLACKBURN JOHN WRIGHT

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