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

Sarah Anne Mason Mercer

Female 1738 - 1806  (68 years)


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  • Name Sarah Anne Mason Mercer  [1
    Born 21 Jun 1738  Marlborough, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Jul 1806  Salvington, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I39619  Tree1
    Last Modified 16 May 2022 

    Father John Mercer,   b. 6 Feb 1705, Church St., Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1768, Marlborough, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Catherine Mason,   b. 21 Jun 1707, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1750, Marlborough, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 10 Jun 1725  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13362  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Samuel Selden,   b. 1725, Elizabeth City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1791, Salvington, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1759  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Mercer Selden,   b. Abt 1767, Salvington, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Wilson Cary Selden,   b. 1772, Salvington, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1823, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 May 2022 
    Family ID F13368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • vii. SARAH Anne MASON MERCER was born 21 JUN 1738, and died 26 JUL 1806. She married SAMUEL SELDEN, son of JOSEPH SELDEN and MARY CARY. He was born 1725 in "BUCKROE", HAMPTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA, and died 1791 in "SALVINGTON", STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA.
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      1772-1798 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier]; MERCER, JAMES, Fredericksburg, d. May 23, 1791, p. Feb. 3, 1795.
      Administrators John T. Brooke, James M. Garnett.
      Leg. whole estate, both real and personal, unto my worthy friends and relations Mr. Muscoe Garnett of Essex Co., and Mr. Benjamin Harrison of the City of Richmond, and I also appoint them sole executors of this will upon Trust, and upon the terms and conditions hereinafter mentioned, etc.
      1st. for the payment of my just debts and the maintenance and education of my four children and my niece Martha Mercer, and
      secondly for the use of my said children and niece to the devises of my will. Lots and houses in town and lands not now worked to be sold if necessary.
      Daughter Mary Eleanor Dick Mercer, one thousand pounds;
      daughter Lucinda Mercer, three hundred pounds;
      niece Martha Mercer;
      son Charles Fenton Mercer, one moiety of my Bull Run land, containing about 300 acres;
      son John Fenton Mercer;
      devise to Muscoe Garnett and Benjamin Harrison every right and power that I have or can have to fulfill the wills of the late Alexander Dick and Charles Dick, and also the Trusts reposed in me by the Act of Assembly respecting my late brother George Mercer;
      guardianship of my daughter Mary to my sister Mrs. Selden;
      guardianship of my two sons to Mr. Garnett and Mr. Harrison.
      Codicil dated May 26, 1791, my gold repeating watch to my eldest son, it being a family watch.
      Mentions sons John Fenton Mercer, Charles Fenton Mercer and daughter Mary Eleanor Mercer. Page 1425)
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.historiccourtrecords.org/courtrecordsearch.asp?query1=rowley&pr ocess=newsearch&B1=Search
      URL title: Fredericksburg Court Record Search
      Note:
      Court Record Data
      Context Extract
      Birth John Francis Mercer age 11 in 1770
      Death Mrs. Moses Rowley (aka Jennet Rowley) died in 1753
      Deed James Hansbrough to John Mercer - Stafford Co. - 1752
      Deed Peter Hansbrough to John Francis Mercer - King George Co. - 1794
      Defendant Peter Hansbrough (exor.); James Hansbrough (decd.')
      Deponent / Affiant Henry Jones (66); William Anderson (73); James Cross (67); James Mercer (52); George Sharpe (55)
      Locality King George Co.; Stafford Co.; Fredericksburg; Henry Co.; MD (Annapolis); NC; MA; PA (Philadelphia)
      Marriage Moses Rowley -mr- Jennet Summer, widow of Joseph Summer
      Marriage Samuel Selden -mr- FNU Mercer, daughter of John Mercer
      Marriage Peter Mauzy -mr- Elizabeth Summer, daughter of Joseph Summer
      Marriage John Minor -mr- Margaret Summer, daughter of Joseph Summer
      Marriage James Hansbrough -mr- Lettice Summer, daughter of Joseph Summer
      Plaintiff John Francis Mercer (devisee of Anne Mercer devisee of John Mercer of Stafford Co.)
      School William Simms - tutor in the Mercer family
      Slave Harry; Kate - proprerty of John Mercer
      Slave Tom; Phillis; Dembo - property of James Hansbrough
      Slave trade bought on board the ship Penelope
      Tract Pasbytanzy Plantation
      Administrative Information
      Record title Mercer vs Hansbrough Exor
      Year recorded 1803
      Collection CR-DC-L
      Record ID 565-79
      End Notes
      Preserved by Virginia Circuit Court Records Preservation Program
      Processed by Margaret Anne Crickman
      Extracted by Barry L. McGhee
      Extracted on 10/21/2002
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      James Hughes 2006-06-27 23:08:44
      Fredericksburg Court Record Search

      Court Record Data
      Context Extract
      Deed Moses Rowley and Elizabeth Rowley his wife to William Hewitt - Stafford Co. - 1783
      Deed Simon Thomison to William Rowley - Stafford Co. - 1762
      Deed Simon Tomison to James Hewitt - King George Co. - 1761 @
      Deed John Waugh to Thomas Elzey - Stafford Co. - 1690
      Deed of Lease John Elzey to John Jones the younger - King George Co. - 1704 @
      Deed of Trust George Armstrong to William Hewitt - recorded? - 1775 @
      Defendant Rachel Porch (aka Rachel Portch); James Lymbrick; George Lymbrick; Robert H. Hooe
      Deponent / Affiant Charles Bruce
      Family William Rowley, brother of Moses Rowley
      Family Thomas Elzey (eldest son), William Elzey, John Elzey & Sarah Elzey, children of Thomas Elzey (decd. c1698)
      Family Lewis Elzey, Thomas Elzey & Francis Elzey - sons of Thomas Elzey (decd. 1721)
      Family Samuel Selden, Miles Selden, Cary Selden, children of Joseph Selden
      Family Wilson Cary, brother of Miles Cary - they were uncles to Cary Selden, Samuel Selden & Miles Selden
      Family Mary Selden, wife of Joseph Selden
      Family Jane Elzey, wife of Thomas Elzey (decd. c1698)
      Family Rebecca Selden, wife of Samuel Selden
      Family Cary Selden, son of Samuel Selden (decd. 1791)
      Family John Selden, Bartholomew Selden, Elizabeth Selden, Mary Milner - children of Samuel Selden
      Family Cary Selden, son of Samuel Selden
      Family Maria Brooke, sister of Samuel Selden (decd. 1791)
      Family William Page & Jane Page, children of Mary Mason who was daughter of Samuel Selden
      Family Anne Mercer, daughter of Samuel Selden (decd. 1791)
      Family Anne Mercer, wife of Samuel Selden (decd. 1791)
      Family John Tomison, father of Simon Tomison
      Family Sarah Anne Mason Selden, widow of Samuel Selden
      Grant Richard Whitehead - 2000 acres in Rappahannock Co. and New Kent Co. - 8 Apr. 1674
      Grant Samuel Selden - 1530 acres in Stafford Co. - 31 Mar. 1715
      Locality Stafford Co.; King George Co.; Rappahannock Co.; Elizabeth City Co.; New Kent Co.
      Marriage James M. Garnett -mr- Mary Mercer
      Plaintiff Sarah Anne Mason Selden; Cary Selden
      Plat Samuel Selden grant for 1530 acres on Potomack Run (aka Potomack Creek) - 1802
      Slave old Jack; old Boss; Pegg; Tom; Dick; Jenny; Harry; Tony; Will; Pompe; Jack - property of Samuel Selden
      Slave Will - property of Joseph Selden bequeathed to Miles Selden
      Slave Will Clifton; Clara & children Jenny, Ben, Dennis, Tom, Will & Fanny; Molly & children Eliza, David, Melford, Harry & Billy; Sue & children Jupiter, Ben, Phillis, Molly, Lewis & Randolph; Nan; Flora; Juno & child Lucius; Sarah; Moses; Isabell; Lydia; Delia; Malach; Peter; big Ben; James; Dublin; Dinah; Robin; Daniel; Doll; Capiah; Grace - property of Samuel Selden (decd. 1791)
      Slave Dick - property of George Armstrong
      Survey survey & plot of the dower of Mrs. Hewitt in Locust Forest - 1797
      Surveyor Travers Daniel, surveryor of Stafford Co. - 1802
      Tract Fort Fields - property of Joseph Selden
      Tract Buck Roe - residence of Samuel Skinker
      Will Thomas Elzey - recorded ? - 1698
      Will Thomas Elzey - Stafford Co. - 1720 / 1721
      Will Samuel Selden - Elizabeth City Co. - 1720
      Will Joseph Selden - Elizabeth City Co. - 1727
      Will Samuel Selden - Stafford Co. - Fredericksburg District Court - 1790 / 1791 / 1806 @
      Administrative Information
      Record title Selden vs Portch
      Year recorded 1806
      Collection CR-DC-L
      Record ID 570-113
      End Notes
      Preserved by City of Fredericksburg
      Processed by Barry McGhee
      Extracted by Barry L. McGhee
      Extracted on 12/15/2004

  • Sources 
    1. [S242] The Virginia Genealogist Volume 4, 1960, John Frederick Dorman.

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