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

Richard Durrett

Male 1712 - 1768  (56 years)


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  • Name Richard Durrett  [1
    Born 7 Jan 1712  Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Jul 1768  Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I22527  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father John Durrett,   b. Bef 1684, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1757, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary MNU Durrett,   d. Aft 1752, St. George's County, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married St. George's County, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Marshall,   b. 21 May 1721, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1767 and 1769, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1741  Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Durrett,   b. 24 Nov 1748, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1804, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     2. Mildred Durrett,   b. Abt 1752, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1786, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary Durrett,   b. 1752, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1816, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 65 years)  [natural]
     4. Anne Durrett,   b. Aft 1752, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Richard Durrett,   b. Abt 1754, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1823 and 1824, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)  [natural]
     6. Marshall Durrett,   b. 16 Mar 1756, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1834, Albemarle County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     7. James Durrett,   b. 20 Apr 1762, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1822, Alton Park, Albemarle County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
     8. Benjamin Durrett,   b. Bef 1765, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1775, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 10 years)  [natural]
     9. Sarah Durrett,   b. Abt 1765, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1796, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F14754  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • placed as a s/o John because he lived next to Bartholomew on the county line.
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      Spotsylvania County Records , Page 24
      DURRETT, RICHARD, Spotsylvania County, d. July 28, 1767, Executors Bond dated July 4, 1768. Wit. Benjamin Tompkins, John Summers. Ex. wife, Sarah; son William; William Marshall; John Lewis. Leg. wife Sarah; lands in Spotsylvania and Caroline Cos. to be divided between all my boys which I now have, or shall have. Any estate that shall fall to me by the death of Elizabeth Marshall, or any other person, to be equally divided amongst all my children. My daughter and younger children to be supported until they shall marry and come to lawful age. (Page 328)
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      James Hughes 2005-07-28 15:12:14
      Title Durrett, Richard.
      Publication [1768].
      Gen. note Part of index to Spotsylvania County Wills and Administrations (1722-1800)
      Note Page 328. Will dated 8 July 1767.
      p. 329. Exors. bond rec. 4 July 1768.
      p. 340. Inv. & appr. rec. 5 Sept. 1768.
      p. 341. Inv. & appr. of estate in Caroline County rec. 5 Sept. 1768.
      p. 341. Inv. & appr. rec. 5 Sept. 1768.
      p. 391-392. Guardians bond rec. 4 Sept. 1769.
      Will Book D, 1761-1772 (Reel 27)

      Title Durrett, Richard.
      Publication [1768].
      Gen. note Part of index to Spotsylvania County Wills and Administrations (1722-1800)
      Note Page 142-143. Estate division rec. 21 Dec. 1775.
      Will Book E, 1772-1798 (Reel 28)
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      1762-1772 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book D, Guardian Bonds; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      £2000 William Marshall, guard. to Ann, Richard, Marshall, James and Sally Durrett, orphs. of Richard Durrett, with John Estes and William Rogers, sec. Sept. 4, 1769
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      Magazine of Virginia Genealogy Vol 25 1987, No. 2; Page 61
      Virginia Land Patent Book 18
      Richard Durrett, 300 acres in Orange and Hanover Counties, South side of Rapidan River, land originally granted as 10,000 acres to Rippling, Richard Hickman and Ralph Gough who failed to cultivate, this part is granted to Samuel Cobb who relinquishes said to said Richard Durrett. Why July 1738
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      1742-1751 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book D; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Augt. 6, 1744. William Marshall of Caroline County, planter, to Richard Durrett of Orange County, planter. 5 curr. 400 a. in Spts. County, granted by pat. to Thomas Allen, and by him sold to sd. Marshall. Witnesses, Han. Lee, John Willis, Jno. Madison. Augt. 6, 1745.
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      1747-1751 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 11, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 78-79
      Indenture 28 July 1748 between MICHAEL PEARSON of Orange County and RICHARD DURRET of same .. for forty pounds .. grants 300 acres land being the whole of a patent granted to Michael Pearson .. 28 Aug 1746 .. bounded .. George Head .. Mr. Zacharia Taylor .. John Bryson .. James Cox .. Foot of a mountain .. Edward Franklyn .
      Witnesses: Michael (X) Pearson
      Robt. Sharman, Edward Spencer, Henry Bourn
      Recorded Orange County 28th July 1748

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      1759-1765 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 13; [Antient Press]; Page 119-121
      Date: 2 Jun 1760
      Grantor: Richard Durrett, planter (of Spotsylvania Co.)
      Grantee: George Head (of Orange Co.)
      Amount: 26 pounds
      Description: 300 acres in Orange Co. it being the whole of a patent granted to Michael Pearson bearing date the Twenty Eighth day of August one Thousand seven hundred & forty six . . .Zachary Taylors line . . . a knowl of John Brysons . . . James Cox’s line . . . Edward Franklyns. . . George Heads
      Witnesses: Wm. Bell, Francis Gains, & William Robinson
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      1759-1765 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 13; [Antient Press]; Page 121-123
      Date: 25 Sep 1760
      Grantor: George Head (of St. Thomas Parish, Orange Co.)
      Grantee: John Tilley (of Spotsylvania Co.)
      Amount: 13 pounds
      Description: 150 acres in Orange Co. "being part of three hundred acres sold by Richard Durrett
      to George Head . . .
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jandnmom&id=I10 945
      URL title: J&N Blagg's Roots

      Caroline County, Virginia, Deed Book 3, page 128-130, 25 June 1761: Robert Duncansson of Fredericksburgh to William Brockman of Orange 400 acres in Albemarle, Duncansson purchased of Richard Durret and Sarah, his wife, and ack. in Louisa County, 23 July 1754, land is adjacent William Craddock, witnessed: Richard Wilson, John Hammock, Thomas Stapp, Robert Martin Jr., Thomas Eastin, David Watts, John Hammock.

      Caroline County, Virginia, Deed Book 3, page 328 - Richard Durrett, Sr. of Fredericksville Parish, Albemarle Co. purchased of William Quarles 400 Acres on both sides Prettis Creek and adjacent Haynes, Hickman, and Watts; witnesses: Mary, Richard, and William Willson, dated 8 September 1763. Richard Durrett, Sr., of Albemarle County, Virginia, Hugenot refugee to Virginia early 18th century; son, Richard Durrett married Sarah.
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      1757-1762 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book C; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 614-17.
      16 Feb. 1761. Richard Durrett of Spotsylvania County and Sarah his wife to Zachary Lewis of same. For £75
      current money. 250 acres upon the Great Mountains, part of a Proprietor's Deed of 400 acres granted to William McDonaugh 12 Dec. 1757 which 250 acres was conveyed by William McDonaugh to James Anderson and by James Anderson by deed 3 Feb. 1753 to Richard Durrett ... which 250 acres is the north part of the 400 acres and joyns the lands of Henry Souther and Zachary Lewis ... on the top of a mountain being the main ridge between the Robinson and Stanton rivers ... Henry Souther's line ...
      Richd. Durrett
      Wit: Zacy. Lewis Junr., Waller Lewis, Benja. Lewis, J. Lewis.
      19 Feb- 1761. Proved by John Lewis and Benjamin Lewis, Gent
      15 Oct. 1761. Proved by Waller Lewis.

      === land mentioned
      1759-1765 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 13; [Antient Press]; Page 264-266
      Indenture 20 Oct 1762 between THOS. BALLARD SMITH and ANN, his wife, of Par. of Trinity, County of Louisa, and JAMES FITZGAREL of Orange County .. for £32 ..thereunto moving .. granted 400 acres bought of Edward Watts Junr. .. bounded .. Richard Dirret ... Barthalomew Dirret .. county line . . .
      Ann Smith
      Thos. Bald. Smith
      Recorded Orange County 28th October 1762.
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      1759-1765 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 13; [Antient Press]; Page 471-473
      Date: 16 Oct 1764
      Grantor: George Head & Robert Johnson (of St. Thomas’s Parish, Orange Co.)
      Grantee: Merryman Marshall (of St. Thomas’s Parish, Orange Co.)
      Amount: 36 pounds, 5 shillings
      Description: all them Plantations and parcels of Lands that we the said George Head bought of Lawrence Franklyn and Richard Durrett, and Robert Johnson to the Quantity of one hundred & fifty acres he Bought of John Tilley . . . The whole situate in St. Thomas’s parish in the County of Orange
      Signed: George Head, Elizabeth Head, Robt. Johnson, & Grace Johnson

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      23 Jul 1767, Page 447 (Orange County, Minute Book 1, Page 140)
      On the Motion of David Vawter to have a Veiw for a road to turn out at the dividing Line between Between Benjamin Head and Richard Durrett and to keep the Line of the said Heads & Durretts to the River at Crawfords foard Ordered that Robert Johnson, May Burton, Jeremiah White and James Wayt or any three of them being first Sworn before a Justice of this County do Veiw the said Way and Make report to the Court of the Conveinences and inconveinences attending the Same
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      === contributed by Mark
      https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PX-29ZD-Z

      'In obedience to an order of Spotsylvania Court We the Subscribers have divided the Lands of Richard Durrett deceased that lay in Spotsylvania and Caroline Counties in manner following. We allotted to Will Durrant, a Lott numbered one... lying in Spotsylvania. Also a Tract of One hundred and thirty eight acres lying in Caroline... The Lott numbered Two to Marshall Durrett... Lott numbered three to Richard Durrett... The Lott numbered four.. to James Durrett... Given under our hands this fifth day of December in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy four... At a Court held for Spotsylvania County December 21st 1775. This Plan and Division of the Lands of Richard Durrett Dec'd returned and ordered to be Recorded'
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=939&last=&g_p=P33&colle ction=LO Patent
      Title Durratt, Richard.
      Publication 26 September 1760.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Orange County.
      Description: 300 acres near the Great Mountains, adjoining William Johnson, and Honorias Powell.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 33, 1756-1761 (v.1, 2, 3 & 4 p.1-1095), Page 939 (Reel 31-32).

      ===
      typ patent
      ref VPB 25 p179
      to Micahel Pearson
      dat ?1746
      con 30s
      re 300a [Richard Durrett sells to George Head DB13:119; 1760]
      loc -50950 9343 F127 L0 P255
      pt c wo ro pine of George Heads in Mr. Zachariah Taylor's l th
      !along his l
      ln s;82;
      pt to a c ro pine of sd Taylors on a stoney knole th along his l
      ln s51w;150
      pt 3 c pines wo of the sd Taylors on a hillside
      ln s11w;36;
      pt 2 c pines on hillside th
      ln s30e;9
      pt 2 c pines on a knole of John Brysons along his l the same course
      ln s30e;133;
      pt c pine wo of John Brysons in James Cox's l on a levell th along
      !sd Cox's l
      ln n38e;120;
      pt 2 c pines of sd Cox's on a stoney hill
      ln n78e;138;
      pt 2 c o on e side sm br
      ln n19e;80;
      pt c hk by ft of mt
      ln n56w;12;
      pt Edward Franklins 2 c pines th along his l and George Head's same
      !course
      ln n56w;226;
      end
      ===
      typ deed
      ref ODB15p459
      dat 28 Nov 1771
      to Abraham Smith of Augusta
      frm Beverley's trustees
      con best bidder at 98cmV
      re 360a (156a subject to a lease to Richard Durrett for a term of yrs; 4 yrs yet to go)
      loc -61413 -7979 F127 L0 P255
      pt 2syc and ash on the R
      ln s37w;62;
      pt sev'l saplins c to Thomas Dogheny's l
      ln n53w;320;
      pt 3 saplins in Jamesons l
      ln s37w;122;
      pt c pine nr the rd th the same course cont'd to the rd
      lc ; 410; dwn the rd about 410p
      pt
      ln ssw;70;[call added]
      pt map plumb by the great run
      lm ese;100; [est] dwn the run
      pt a passimon sassafras 2 plumbs;
      ln n26e;128;
      pt 2 pines
      ln n2w;60
      pt the R
      lm sw; 50; [est] up the R
      pt
      lm n75w; 50p;
      pt
      lm n; 120p;
      !no wit; ack by James Madison & Jno Carter 28 Nv 1771 & by Geo
      !taylor 26 Mar 1772
      end
      ===
      URL: http://www.historiccourtrecords.org/courtrecord.asp
      Court Record Data
      Context Extract
      Comment Debt on an executor's bond.
      Defendant William Marshall (exor. of Richard Durrett decd.)
      Guardian William Marshall guardian of James Durrett
      Locality Spotsylvania Co.; Caroline Co.
      Plaintiff Justices of Spotsylvania County
      Slave Roger; Comby; Phillis - property of Richard Durrett estate
      Administrative Information
      Record title [ Spotsylvania Justices ] vs Marshall
      Year recorded 1788
      Collection CR-DC-Q
      Record ID 372-8
      End Notes
      Preserved by City of Fredericksburg
      Processed by Margaret Anne Crickman
      Extracted by Barry L. McGhee
      Extracted on 3/1/2004

  • Sources 
    1. [S213] The Virginia Genealogist Volume 15, 1971.

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