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

Mary Bledsoe

Female Abt 1736 - Aft 1791  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name Mary Bledsoe 
    Birth Abt 1736  St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death Aft 1791  Bromfield Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I81744  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Father William Bledsoe,   b. Between 1677 and 1685, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Apr 1770, Bromfield Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 93 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Mumford,   b. 1692, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Between 1770 and 1778, Bromfield Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 1 Aug 1727  St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • married by August 01, 1727 when Charles Stevens will was probated.
    Family ID F3467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ambrose Powell,   b. 18 Sep 1713, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 Oct 1788, Bromfield Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 75 years) 
    Marriage 10 Mar 1752  Bromfield Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Powell,   b. 25 Jan 1753, Bromfield Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1790, Bromfield Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 38 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Anne Powell,   b. 13 May 1755, Bromfield Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     3. Frances Powell,   b. 26 Apr 1760, Bromfield Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
     4. William Powell,   b. 13 Feb 1763, Bromfield Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1790, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 28 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F20926  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Family 2 Benjamin Rowe,   b. Bef 1732   d. Aft 1791, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 61 years) 
    Marriage 9 Jan 1791  Bromfield Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F40392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

  • Notes 
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      1749-1770 Culpeper County, Virginia Will Book A; [Sparacio]; Page 501-503
      In the name of God Amen. I WILLIAM BLEDSOE of the Parish of Brumfield & County of Culpeper being in perfect Health & sound mind & Memory but calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life .. do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner following Yizt. My soul I recommend to Almighty God who gave it me my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a decent manner .. And as to my worldy goods with which it has been pleased Good to bless me with I give and bestow in manner following.
      I lend to my loving wife ELIZABETH all my estate both real and personal Except such estate as is already given out to my children of which you have possession during their natural life and after her decease in such manners as I shall hereafter direct.
      Item I give & bequeath to my son GEORGE BLEDSOE Twenty pounds current money to be raised out of my Estate after my wifes death to him and his heirs & assigns forever.
      Item I give and bequeath to my son AARONs lawfully begotten children one negro wench named Jean & all her children, Cate, Easther & Jack with all lthe Issue of (those named) now being in the possession of my said son Aaron Bledsoe ..
      Item I give and bequeath to GEORGE WETHERALL & MILLE WETHERALL one negro wench named Lucy now in the possession of the sd George Wetherall with the issue of the said Lucy to them the said George Wetherall his Mille Wetherall their heirs and assigns forever.
      Item I give and bequeath to AMBROSE POWELL & MARY his Wife one negro wench named Easther now in the possession of the said Ambrose Powell with the issue of the said Easther to them the said Ambrose Powell & Mary Powell their Heirs & assigns forever.
      Item £give and bequeathe to my son JOHN BLEDSOE one negro man named Jack to him his heirs & assigns forever the sd Jack being the son of Nan now in the possession of the sd John Bledsoe
      Item I give and beqeathe to my son WILLIAM BLEDSOE one negroe wench named Rachael & her child with the further issue of the sd Rachael To him his heirs & assigns forever the sd Rachael & her child now being in the possession of the sd William Bledsoe.
      Item I give and bequeathe to my daughter HANNAH CAVE one shilling in full of her part of my estate she having received her part.
      Item I give and bequeathe to my son JOSEPH BLEDSOE one shilling he having formerly received a proportional part of my estate.
      Item I give and bequeathe to my several children of MOSES BLEDSOE my Deceased son one shilling each my said son Moses having received his Proportional part of my estate.
      Item I give and bequeathe to my loving children, GEORGE, JOHN, WILLIAM, MARY POWELL, MILLE WETHERALL , AARON BLEDSOE & MUMFORD STEVENS all my Estate after my wiles decease to be equally divided between the sd seven as above mentioned and do hereby declare them to be my lawful heirs otherways than their respective legacies already given
      Item I constitute and appoint George Wetherell Executor of this my last Will & Testament.
      And lastly I do hereby revoke and disannuall all former wills by me made and do hereby declare this to be my last Will &. Testament As witness my hand & seal this 27th day of December 1769. Presence. BENJA POWELL , Wm. Bledsoe
      DANIELS PHILLIPS, JOSEPH HAYNES,
      HENRY HILL, ROBERT POWELL , BENJAMIN POWELL
      At a Court held for the County of Culpeper on Thursday the 19th day of April 1770
      The within last Will & Testament of William Bledsoe decd was exhibited to the Court by George Wetherall Gent. the Executor therein named & was proved by the oath of Benjamin Powell a witness thereto & ordered to be recorded, the said Executor came into Court & refused to take the burthen of the execution thereof and on the motion of Elizabeth Bledsoe Widow & Relict of the said Decedent Certificate. is granted her for obtaining Letters of Administration with the Will annexed is granted her she having sworn to the same and given Bond & security according to Law
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      1783-1791 Culpeper County, Virginia Will Book C; [Dorothy Ford Wulfeck];
      Will of Ambrose Powell of Culpeper Co. Dated 26 Jan., 1782. Proven 20 Oct., 1788.
      Legatees: Wife Mary Powell.
      Sons: Robert Powell, William Powell.
      Daus. Ann Hill, Fanny Sutton, dec'd.
      "My warrant for two thousand acres of land as an officer in the last war, I give to my two sons Robert and William and my son-in-law Henry Hill...."
      Grandchildren: John Sutton and Mary Bledsoe Sutton.
      Executors: Wife Mary Powell. son Robert Powell, son William Powell, son-in law Henry Hill.
      Henry Field, Jr., Lewis Conner, Humphrey Sparks.
      Account of Estate of William Courts, dec'd.
      Recorded 20 Oct., 1788. Made by Mary Courts, extrx.
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      1783-1791 Culpeper County, Virginia Will Book C; [Dorothy Ford Wulfeck];
      Division of Personal Estate of Ambrose Powell, decd. Recorded 17 Jan., 1791. Made by Goodrich Lightfoot, Charles Hume, Lewis Conner, Ambrose Medley.
      Legatees: Mrs. Mary Rowe, late widow of Ambrose Powell, decd.; Major Robert Powell; Capt. William Powell; Col. Henry Hill.

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      1778-1781 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 260-262
      Indenture 28 Oct 1779 between AMBROSE POWELL and MARY, his wife, County of Albemarle and THOMAS BURBAGE of Orange County .. for £1000 .. sold 150 acres in Orange County on Albemarle County line bounded Brookesby tract; Rippins; Symon Ramsey's line ..
      Recorded Orange County Ambrose Powell
      28th October 1779. Mary Powell

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