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

Sarah Fitzhugh

Female 1727 - Aft 1784  (> 58 years)


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  • Name Sarah Fitzhugh 
    Born 30 Apr 1727  St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1784  St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23922  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 Francis Thornton,   b. 21 Jul 1725, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1784, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1747  St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Thornton,   b. Between 1747 and 1752, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1807, Mason County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)  [natural]
     2. Winifred Thornton,   b. Bef 1749, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1791, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years)  [natural]
     3. William Thornton,   b. 28 May 1758, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1800, King George County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  [natural]
     4. Alice Thornton,   b. 1759, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1811, Hendersonville, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [natural]
     5. Lucy Thornton,   b. Abt 1761, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1788, Brooke's Bank, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)  [natural]
     6. Elizabeth Thornton,   b. Bef 1768, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2023 
    Family ID F13405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Children of Sarah Fitzhugh and Francis Thornton are:

      i. Winifred Thornton was born 14 JAN 1748 in St. Paul's Pa. King George County, Virginia. She married Daniel McCarty, son of Daniel McCarty and Penelope Higgins. He was born 1740, and died Bef SEP 1795.
      ii. Alice Thornton was born Abt 1759. She married Presley Thornton, son of Presley Thornton and Charlotte Belson. He was born 2 MAR 1760 in Northumberland Co. VA, and died 12 NOV 1811.
      iii. Elizabeth Thornton was born Abt 1760. She married Presley Thornton, son of Presley Thornton and Charlotte Belson. He was born 2 MAR 1760 in Northumberland Co. VA, and died 12 NOV 1811.
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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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      1780-1787 King George County Deed Book 7 (Antient Press); Page 63-64
      THIS INDENTURE QUARTIPARTITE made this twenty first day of October in the year of of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty five Between JOHN BATTLE FITZHUGH of the first part; SARAH FITZHUGH, Widow of the late HENRY FITZHUGH, deced., of the second part; JOHN THORNTON, Gent., of the third part and SARAH THORNTON, Widow of the late FRANS. THORNTON, all of the County of King George of the fourth part; Whereas JOHN BATTALIE FITZHUGH and SARAH FITZHUGH or one of them is seized of and in a certain parcel of land situate in County of ORANGE herafter more particularly mentioned. And whereas JOHN THORNTON and SARAH THORNTON now are or one of them is seized of and in a certain tract of land situate in County of King George and known by the name of SOCIETY HILL: which first mentioned parcel of land is agreed to be assured and conveyed to JOHN THORNTON and his heirs in manner and form hereafter in these presents mentioned: And that likewise the last named tract of land shall be assured and conveyed to JOHN BATTLE FITZHUGH and his heirs in manner herein after also expressed; NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that in pursuance of the said Agreement and for the sum of Five shillings to JOHN BATTALIE FITZHUGH and SARAH FITZHUGH respectively in hand paid by JOHN THORNTON said JOHN BATTLE FITZHUGH and SARAH FITZHUGH by these presents do give bargain and sell unto JOHN THORNTON and to his heirs (in exchange for the scl, land called SOCIETY HILL in the County of King George, whereof JOHN THORNTON AND SARAH THORNTON are seized
      as aforesaid), all that tract of land in County of ORANGE near the SOUTH WEST MOUNTAIN RUN containing Eight hundred acres more or less agreeable to its bounds, with the appurtenances: To have and to hold the tract of land and premises last before particularly mentioned to JOHN THORNTON and to his heirs. AND THIS INDENTURE FURTHER WITNESSETH that JOHN THORNTON and SARAH THORNTON in consideration hereof and for the sum of Four hundred mid twenty ponds lawful money of Virginia to JOHN THORNTON in hand paid and for the sum of five shillings of like money to SARAH THORNTON in hand paid by said JOHN BATTALIE, by these presents do and each of them doth bargain and sell unto JOHN BATTALIE FITZHUGH his heirs (in exchange for the tract in ORANGE above granted to JOHN THORNTON and his heirs ) all that parcel of land situate in County of King George and known by the name of SOCIETY HILL, containing Three hundred and fifty acres agreeable to its bounds with the appurtenances and all houses profits and emoluments to said land appurtaining: To have and to hold the same land and premises (now last particularly mentioned) unto JOHN BATTALIE FITZHUGH his heirs: In Witness whereof the several parties have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals on the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed delivered & acknowledged in presence of
      JOHN A. STUART, JOHN B. FITZHUGH
      RICHARD FITZHUGH, SARAH FITZHUGH
      CHARLES CLARK, JOHN THORNTON
      GEORGE LEE WAUGH SARAH THORNTON
      Received by the Subscriber JOHN THORNTON the sum of Four hundred pounds Virginia currency JOHN THORNTON
      Received by each of the other Subscribers the sum of Five shillings currency
      JOHN B. FITZHUGH
      SARAH FITZHUGH
      SARAH THORNTON
      At a Court held for King George County the seventh day of July 1786
      JOHN B. FITZHUGH, SARAH FITZHUGH, JOHN THORNTON & SARAH THORNTON, Deed of Exchange for Lands in King George and ORANGE Countys being proved by three witnesses was ordered to be recorded Test JOS: ROBINSON, C. Cur.

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