William Fitzhugh1725 - 1791 (66 years)
Name William Fitzhugh Birth 13 Apr 1725 Stafford County, Virginia Gender Male Death Jun 1791 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia - Probate Person ID I23920 Tree1 Last Modified 26 Nov 2023
Father John Fitzhugh, b. 1692, Eagle's Nest, Stafford County, Virginia now King George County, Virginia d. 21 Jan 1733, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia (Age 41 years) Relationship natural Mother Anne Barbara McCarty, b. 30 Nov 1700, Richmond County, Virginia d. 12 Dec 1737, Lancaster County, Virginia (Age 37 years) Relationship natural Marriage 5 Dec 1715 Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Family ID F15805 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Ursula Beverley, b. Abt 1735, Blandfield, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia d. Aft 1778, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia (Age ~ 44 years) Marriage Abt 1752 St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Children 1. John Fitzhugh, b. 1753, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia d. 1796, Caroline County, Virginia (Age 43 years) [Father: natural] 2. William Beverly Fitzhugh, b. 17 Mar 1756, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia [Father: natural] 3. Daniel McCarty Fitzhugh, b. 15 Mar 1758, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia d. Aft 1802, King George County, Virginia (Age > 45 years) [Father: natural] 4. Philip Fitzhugh, b. 4 May 1766, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia d. 1807, King George County, Virginia (Age 40 years) [Father: natural] 5. Theodorick Fitzhugh, b. 20 Jul 1767 [Father: natural] 6. Mary Fitzhugh, b. Abt 1770, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia d. "Woodstock, " Prince William County, Virginia [Father: natural] 7. Elizabeth Fitzhugh, b. Abt 1771, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia [Father: natural] 8. Anna Fitzhugh, b. Abt 1772, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia [Father: natural] 9. Sarah Fitzhugh, b. Abt 1773, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia [Father: natural] 10. Robert Fitzhugh, b. Abt 1774, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia [Father: natural] 11. Maria Fitzhugh, b. Abt 1778, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia d. Bef 1805, Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia (Age ~ 26 years) [Father: natural] 12. Lucy Fitzhugh, b. Bef 1772, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia d. Aft 1795, Richmond City, Virginia (Age > 25 years) [Father: natural] Family ID F15814 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 26 Nov 2023
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
=== kids named
1773-1787 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds & Will Book 16 & 17 [Mike Marshall]; Page 303.
Daniel Fitzhugh's Will
In the Name of God Amen, I Daniel Fitzhugh of Westmoreland County, planter being in good health and sound memory do make this my last will and testament in manner following.
My body I desire may be buried in my brother Willam Fitzhugh’s burying yard without further ceremony than Christian decency.
Item I leave to my son William Fitzhugh all my negroes which I had by his mother Catherine Fitzhugh with all their increase to be delivered to him at age 21 years.
Item I will that my executors do as soon as convenient make sale of all my land which I now hold, together with my leased land, the money arising therefrom to be placed out of the interest in good hands with proper security which money I give to my said son William Fitzhugh at the age of 21 years.
Item I will that my make sale of all my stocks and chattels of whatever sort, the amount of which, together with my outstanding debts or unsold tobacco to be appropriated towards the discharge of my debts and if there should be any overplus to be equally divided between my three children.
Item I give unto my said son all my clothes, watch, gold, stock, buckle and studs, and buckles.
Item provided my said son William Fitzhugh should die before the age of 21 years or without lawful issue I then will that all the estate be equally divided between my two daughters Jane Fitzhugh and Sukey Fitzhugh; and in case either of the said daughters should die before marriage I leave the whole to the survivor.
Item I leave unto my daughter Jane Fitzhugh all the Negroes which I had with her mother Elcy [Alice] Fitzhugh with all their increase and to be delivered to her when she marries, and in the meantime to be properly educated and clothed from the hire of the said Negroes; and should she die before marriage, then I leave all the estate herein given her to my son William Fitzhugh.
Item I leave unto my daughter Sukey Fitzhugh all the Negroes which I had by her mother Susanah Fitzhugh with their increase will she marries. And whereas there is considerable sum of money due to me from the heirs of the Hon. Philip Grymes, Esq. which was due to my wife Susannah Fitzhugh, I hereby bequeath the whole of it when recovered to my daughter Sukey Fitzhugh and her heirs. But should she die before marriage I then bequeath all the estate herein left to her by her brother William Fitzhugh and sister Jane Fitzhugh unto my brother William Fitzhugh’s children of his wife Hannah Fitzhugh.
Item I give and bequeath to my niece (and God daughter) Lucy Fitzhugh (daughter of my brother William Fitzhugh) my Negro wench Stace and her increase when she marries; and in case of her death before marriage I leave the said legacy to his daughter Sally Fitzhugh and if she should die before marriage then I leave it to his son McCarty Fitzhugh, and in case of his death to his daughter Anna Fitzhugh, and in case of her death to his son Philip Fitzhugh.
Item I hereby appoint my loving brother William Fitzhugh, my friends William Fitzhugh of Chatham and Daniel McCarty, Esq. wife executors in guardians to my children. As witness my hand and seal the 17th day of September 1777. Teste
At a court held for Westmoreland County the 28th day of March 1786, this last Will and Testament of Daniel Fitzhugh, deceased being presented in court by William Fitzhugh, Esq. one of the executors therein named who made oath thereto as the law directs in the same being proved by the oath of Peter Hansbrough, Stephen Crank and William Hooe three of the witnesses thereto is admitted to record and on the motion of William Fitzhugh and his performing what the law requires in such cases, a certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.
Test Richard Bernard CWC
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.
|Research Links||Find William Fitzhugh at the following sites -