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

William Fitzhugh

Male 1725 - 1791  (66 years)


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  • Name William Fitzhugh 
    Born 13 Apr 1725  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jun 1791  'Marmion' King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23920  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2023 

    Father John Fitzhugh,   b. 1692, Eagle's Nest, Stafford County, Virginia now King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1733, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Barbara McCarty,   b. 30 Nov 1700, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1737, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 5 Dec 1715  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15805  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ursula Beverley,   b. Abt 1729, Blandfield, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1778, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1745  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Fitzhugh,   b. 1753, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1796, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
     2. William Beverly Fitzhugh,   b. 17 Mar 1756, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Daniel McCarty Fitzhugh,   b. 15 Mar 1758, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1802, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years)  [natural]
     4. Philip Fitzhugh,   b. 4 May 1766, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [natural]
     5. Theodorick Fitzhugh,   b. 20 Jul 1767  [natural]
     6. Lucy Fitzhugh,   b. Abt 1769, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Mary Fitzhugh,   b. Abt 1770, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. "Woodstock, " Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Elizabeth Fitzhugh,   b. Abt 1771, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Anna Fitzhugh,   b. Abt 1772, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     10. Sarah Fitzhugh,   b. Abt 1773, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     11. Robert Fitzhugh,   b. Abt 1774, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     12. Maria Fitzhugh,   b. Abt 1778, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1805, Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2023 
    Family ID F15814  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1729-1748 Stafford County, Virginia Will Book M; [Antient Press]; Page 23
      Page 78-81 In Name of God Amen I JOHN FITZHUGH of Stafford County, Gent being weak in body but of Sound mind doe this second day of August in year of our Lord 1731 make this my Last Will and Testament.
      Imprimis - I will that my Wife as long as she remain my widow shall have the Plantation whereon I now live together with all messuages, tenements profits commodities and appurtenances thereunto belonging with as much land thereunto adjoining as will make up the Quantity of 700 acres. Item my will is that my said Wife shall have the use of all the furniture utensils Stocks of all kinds and moveables belonging to the said houses and plantations.
      Item to my said Wife I devise the use of the following Negroes during her natural life Vizt. (named) My will is that what I have here left my wife shall be in full Satisfaction of all her Dower right or title of Dower interest claim or Demand which she may have out of or against all my Estate both real and personal.
      Item my will is that the Negroes above named shall go to my Son WILLIAM at my wife's decease.
      Item to my son JOHN I give all my Lands now in prince William County to him and his heirs.
      Item to any Son John I give the following Negroes (named). Whereas Capt: DANIEL McCARTY late of Westmoreland County Gent deced by his last Will and Testament did Devise to his Executors in trust for the use of his Daughter WINTEFRED now the wife of Mr. ROBERT MASSEY 500 pounds currt. money of Virga. to be by them laid out in Land and Negroes and setled upon the said Winnifred and the issue of her body as by the said Will is directed and whereas I have for a Valuable consideration to me paid sold a tract of land called Black Castle containing 200 acres which was left me by my father and intail'd upon my Son William, to the said Executors for the said uses and am Desirous that the tract of Land whereon I now live should be and remain as a Security to the said Winnifred in case my heirs shou'd refuse to confirm the said sale therefore I give the said tract of Land whereon I now live containing 1600 acres to my son William and heirs for ever only with this proviso that when he and his heirs shall come to be of age they shall make good and sufficient conveyance of the said Land call'd Black Castle to the Exemtr of the above named Daniel McCarty deced for the uses above mentioned. But if my son William or his heirs when thereunto Reasonably required and the said Executors of their heirs shall refuse to make such conveyance to confirm the title of the above named Robert Massey and his wife to the said tract of land called Black Castle then I give the Tract of Land whereon I now live containing 1600 acres to the Executors of Daniel McCarty and heirs to the uses above mentioned, all the rest of my Lands whereof I shall dye seized in possession I give to my Son William and his heirs for ever.
      It is my will that if there should be any Copper mines found upon my lands notwithstanding any former bequest my two Sons shall have an equal Share of the profits arising from the said Copper mines.
      Item I give to each of my Daughters a fifth part of the value of my negroes and personal Estate already mentioned in my Will after my Debts are paid to be paid them within a year after they shall be married or when they arrive at the age of 21 years and whereas the payment of such a sum of money may be a great incumbrance upon the Estate of my Eldest Son my Will is that my Executors hereafter named shall cut down the wood upon my Land at Accakick that my said Son may be better enabled to discharge the said incumbrance and that they keep my negroes now imployed in cutting wood for the iron works upon my said land at Accakink to cut down wood for the said iron works for the Benefit of my son WILLIAM towards the Discharge of the said Incumbrances. Item I appoint Colo. HENRY FITZHUGH & Capt. DANIEL McCARTHY Guardian to all my children till they arive at the age of 21 years and Executors of this my Last Will & Testament.
      presence Catesby Cooke, Jno. ffitthugh
      Lancelot Pockley, Jno. Warner
      The within Last Will & Testament was presented in Court .. proved by witnesses .. admitted to record. Certificate granted for obtaining probate.
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      1761-1766 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book F; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Septr. 3, 1764. Roger Dixon of Fredksbg and Lucy, his wife, to Wm. Fitzhugh of "Marmion," Stafford Co., Esqr. £25 curr. Lot No. 260 in town of Fredksbg. No witnesses. March 5, 1765.
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      1766-1771 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book G; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      eby. 5, 1767. Benjamin Grymes of Spts. Co., Gent., and Priscilla, his wife, to Honble. Presley Thornton of Northumberland Co., Esqr., and Wm. H. Fitzhugh of Stafford Co., Esp.. Whereas, by Indenture Dated Decr. 21, 1764, the sd. Grymes conveyed to the sd. Thornton and Fitzhugh sundry tracts of land, etc., in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. and also lots and houses in town of Fredksbg. and forges, furnaces, slaves, stocks, etc., in trust for uses stated therein, as by the afsd. Ind.. recorded in the General Court to avoid the arising of differences, difficulties, etc., this present Ind. is made, etc. The sd. Benjamin Grymes and Priscilla, his wife, in consideration of the purposes mentioned in the recited Ind., etc., convey to sd. Thornton and Fitzhugh, the tract of land whereon the Furnace stands, containing 1650 a.; also tract of land purchased by sd. Grymes of Wm. Woodford, containing 1600 a.; also tract purchased of Smith's Executors containing 700 a.; also the land purchased of Williams and Tompkins containing 500 a.; also the tract of land given the sd. Benjamin Grymes by his father, The Honbl. John Grymes, Esqr., Decd., lying on Mattapony River, containing abt. 1900 a.; also tract of land whereon the forge stands purchased of Rice Curtis, containing 400 a.; also tract purchased of Jos. Herndon containing abt. 250 a.; also tract purchased of Executors of Wm. Waller, Decd., containing abt. 250 a.; also Lots and houses in town of Fredksbg., etc. Slaves, Stocks, Vessels, Goods, Chattels, etc. In trust to indemnify the sd. Thornton and Fitzhugh from loss, on ac. of various sums they have or may advance sd. Grymes, etc. Witnesses, Jos. Jones, Ben. Gwinn, Wm. Menefee. Feby. 5, 1767.
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      1766-1771 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book G; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Feby. 5, 1767. Benjamin Grymes of Spts. Co. to Presley Thornton and Wm. Fitzhugh, Esqrs. £800. Slaves. Witness, Ben. Gwinn. Feby. 5, 1767.
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      1780-1787 King George County Deed Book 6 (Antient Press); Page 299
      TO ALL PEOPLE to whome this present writing shall come. I WILLIAM FITZHUGH of King George County send Greeting that I said WILLIAM FITZHUGH for the natural love & affection which I have & do bear to my well beloved Son, DANIEL FITZHUGH, & also for divers other good causes & considerations me hereunto moving, by these presents doth give & confirm unto DANIEL FITZHUGH & his heirs all that tract of land whereon my RAPPAHK. QUARTER now stands, containing One thousand two hundred acres more or less, it being the Dividend of Land sold & conveyed to my Father, JOHN FITZHUGH, by JOHN LISLE of LONDON, by Deeds of Lease & Release bearing date the Twenty fifth & Twenty sixth of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Twenty five; which Deeds were duely proved and recorded in the Court of LANCASTER County on the 13th day of July 1726; To have and to hold the tract of land to DANIEL FITZHUGH & his heirs and WILLIAM FITZHUGH his heirs shall warrant & for ever defend by these presents; and further know ye that WILLIAM FITZHUGH have put DANIEL FITZHUGH in peaceable & quiet possession of the land; In Witness whereof WILLIAM FITZHUGH have hereunto set my hand and seal this Sixth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Eighty
      Sealed & Delivered in the presence of
      ROBERT ALLISON. WILLIAM FITZHUGH
      BENJAMIN GRYMES, P, HANSBROUGH
      At a Court held for King George County the 6th day of April 1780
      This Indented Deed of Gift from under the hand and seal of WILLIAM FITZHUGH to DANIEL FITZHUGH was presented into Court & acknowledged by the said WILLIAM & on the motion of DANIEL FITZHUGH was ordered to be recorded
      Test JOS. ROBINSON, C. K, G. Cur.
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      1785-1787 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book N; [Antient Press]; Page 30-34
      THIS INDENTURE made this Eleventh day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty four Between WILLIAM FITZHUGH of CHATTAM, formerly of SOMERSET, WILLIAM FITZHUGH of MARMION, JOSEPH JONES, LEWIS WILLIS, JOHN SKINKER & CHARLES WASHINGTON Esqrs., of the one part & THOMAS NORMAN & JOHN NORMAN of Culpeper of the other part; Whereas by an Act of the General Assembly passed on the Seventh year of the Reign of George the third King of Great Britain, certain lands whereof CHARLES CARTER Esqr., of KING GEORGE County was seized in Tail male were vested in the (those first named) and in FIELDING LEWIS & WILLIAM ROLLERSON, since deceased, and the Survivors of them in fee simple in Trust for certain purposes in the said Act mentioned, And Whereas the said Trustees did bargain and sell a certain parcel of said land situate in County of Culpeper & containing Two hundred & nineteen acres to a certain JOSEPH NORMAN, since deceased, being the same whereon he then lived, but failed to make him a proper Deed for the same; And Whereas said JOSEPH NORMAN intended by his last Will to devise the same to the said THOMAS and JOHN NORMAN, two of his Sons in fee, Nov This Indenture Witnesseth that (that the Trustees before named) for and in consideration of as well the sum of Two hundred pounds current money of Virginia to them in hand paid by THOMAS & JOHN NORMAN, by these presents do bargain & sell unto THOMAS & JOHN NORMAN & to their heirs the parcel of land aforesaid bounded, Beginning at two small Maples in the line of JOHNSTONs Lot and corner to Fifty acres sold by the said Trustees to FREDERICK ZIMMERMAN, thence with JOHNSTONs Lot line North seventy six degrees East eighty poles to a marked red Oak supposed to be JOHNSTONs line or corner, thence South seventy degrees East thirty eight poles ending in a piece of JOHNSTONs Tobacco Ground, thence North four degrees West three hundred and seventy two poles to a white Oak red Oak & ash saplings by the Edge of the low Ground on the North side of MOUNTAIN RUN, & corner to GABRIEL JONES, thence North fifty seven degrees West fourteen poles to a Sycamore Bush in an Old Field by the edge of a Corn Field, corner to CARTERs Original Survey, & also to GABRIEL JONES, thence through a field South thirty seven degrees West one hundred and fifty two poles to two Maples to a Willow Oak in a Swamp near to CARTERs back line & corner to FREDERICK ZIMMERMANs Fifty acres aforesaid; thence with the said ZIMMERMANs line South four degrees East crossing MOUNTAIN RUN two hundred fifty six poles to the begining, Together with all houses woods profits and hereditaments whatsoever to the same belonging; To have and to hold the land & premises and the appurtenances to them the said THOMAS & JOHN NORMAN & to their heirs; that is to say, one hundred & nineteen acres thereof to the said THOMAS NORMAN and to his heirs & the remainder to the said JOHN NORMAN his heirs, and the (the Trustees before named) hereby doth covenant and grant to and with said THOMAS NORMAN and JOHN NORMAN their heirs that they will not make suffer or willfully omit any act or thing whatsoever whereby they may be prejudiced in their title in the said land hereby conveyed; In Witness whereof the said WILLIAM FITZHUGH of CHATTAM & WILLIAM FITZHUGH of MARMION, JOSEPH JONES, LEWIS WILLIS, JOHN SKINKER & CHARLES WASHINGTON have hereunto set their hands & affixed their seals the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of
      REUBEN ZIMMERMAN, WILLM. FITZHUGH (Marmion)
      ABSALOM BRADLEY JOSEPH JONES
      SAMUEL COLVERT J. SKINKER
      REUBEN ZIMMERMAN W. FITZHUGH
      SAMUEL COLVERT LEWIS WILLIS
      SAMUEL FILSON CHAS: WASHINGTON
      REUBEN ZIMMERMAN
      SAMUEL COLVERT,
      SAMUEL FILSON
      SAMUEL COLVERT
      SAMUEL FILSON
      At a Court held for Culpeper County 15th day of November 1784
      This Indenture of Bargain & Sale from WILLIAM FITZHUGH of CHATTAM, WILLIAM FITZHUGH of MARMION, JOSEPH JONES, LEWIS WILLIS, JOHN SKINKER & CHARLES WASHINGTON Esquires, Trustees for the Sale of the Lands of CHARLES CARTER Esqr. to THOMAS NORMAN & JOHN NORMAN was fully proved as to JOHN SKINKER, FITZHUGH & WILLIS by the oaths of REUBEN ZIMMERMAN, SAMUEL COLVERT & SAMUEL FILSON, witnesses thereto, & ordered to be recorded as to them, And was partly proved as to FITZHUGH (MARMION) & JONES by the oaths of REUBEN ZIMMERMAN & SAM: COLVERT; and as to WASHINGTON by the oaths of SAMUEL COLVERT & SAM: FILSON, witnesses thereto & was ordered to be certified as to them; And at a Court held for the said County the 19th day of Sept. 1785, the said Indenture was fully proved by the oath of ABSALEM BRADLEY, another witness thereto, & was ordered to be recorded
      Teste JOHN JAMESON, Cl Cur

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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 32, 1988 [John Frederick Dorman] Page 270
      1775-1803 British Mercantile Claims
      Reports of William w. Hening on sundry claims 12 Nov. 1800: [Page 92]
      William Fitzhugh, Esq., Marmion. £12.0.1-1/2 Geo. McCall & Co.; £0.10.6, Bogle, Brown & Co. He resided at his death, "Marmion," in King George County from the time this debt was contracted until his death since the peace.

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