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Terry Mason's Family History Site

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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


John Bushrod Fauntleroy

1Robert H. Fauntleroy, Fauntleroy Family, The, Microfilm published: Washington, 1952, P 27, FHL 1318331 Item 3. "He inherited 1500 acres of land in Essex County on Hoskins Creek which his father had bought from the heirs of Francis Meriwether, and on some part of this he probably made his home.
    From the records of Essex County, we have the following, dated 1761, Quote:
James, a negro slave belonging to John Fauntleroy Gent. was brought before the court by the warrant of John Rowzee Gent. on suspicion of his stealing a hog the property of John Lee Esq. On hearing the Testimony of severall Witnesses and the prisoner in his own defense, It is ordered that the Sherif give the said James at the Publick whiping Post thirty lashes on his bare back well laid on, and then deliver him to a constable to be conveyed to his master according to Law."


Capt. Richard Bushrod

1Robert H. Fauntleroy, Fauntleroy Family, The, Microfilm published: Washington, 1952, P 22, FHL 1318331 Item 3. "was a justice and member of the Council."


Major Jeremiah Murdock

1Robert H. Fauntleroy, Fauntleroy Family, The, Microfilm published: Washington, 1952, P 26, FHL 1318331 Item 3. "was a wealthy man, and owned lands in King George County, in Prince William County; on Occoquan Creek, in Stafford County on Acquia Creek, in Orange County, and also had western lands. He settled in King George County, Va. 1714-28."

2Virginia Historical Magazine, The. Vol 1. Number 1. July 1891, Jefferson Wallace, Richmond, Virginia, pgs 13, 14. Copied by Sarah Yeiser Mason Heerman. "(j1) Jeremiah Murdock, Gentleman, was appointed a justice of King George county in 1728. His will was dated December 12, 1750 and proved in King George October 5, 1752. The following is an abstract. Legatees: wife Jane, one third of real and personal estate during life, and at her death the negroes devised to her to be equally divided between sons John and Joseph; to wife, chair and chair horses; to daughter Peggy Fauntleroy, £100 and a negro girl; to son John, 527 acres on Occoquan in Prince William county, 200 acres in Orange, 500 acres (bought of Captain Maximilian Robinson) on Acquia, in Stafford, and one third of negroes and personal estate. If he died without issue, all the property devised to him (j1) to go to son Joseph, "provided he doth not marry or cohabit with Mary, daughter of John and Elizabeth Marshall;" to son Joseph (with the same proviso) the plantation "I dwell on and the lands I bought of Conway, Wormley, Kendall, &c., also the lands I bought of Joshua Farguson, and from the Bristol Furnace, also land I bought of Conway," (several of these tracts were left to Mrs. Murdock for life) also 326 acres on the Rappahannock in Prince William, also the plantation in Westmoreland, and all lands adjoining there to, both in that county and King George (including about 600 acres), also one half of the negroes and personal property. If he died without issue, all to revert to daughter, Peggy Fauntleroy; gives wife certain lands for life; cousin William Murdock the land in Maryland, "I formerly sold him for £70;" son Joseph silver spurs and silver caudle cup ("the lest being a piece of antiquity of my grandfather's and given me as the youngest child to be kept in the family, I desire it to be reserved for posterity, and kept forever"); to Mr. John Scandett, son of Mr. Charles Scandett, merchant in Bristol, for many favors from that family, £50; to Mrs. Sarah Scandett, of Mr. Charles Scandett, £75. Wife and friend, Mr. Thomas Turner, executors. Joseph Murdock was a justice of King George 1757."


Jane

1Robert H. Fauntleroy, Fauntleroy Family, The, Microfilm published: Washington, 1952, P 26, FHL 1318331 Item 3. "was a wealthy man, and owned lands in King George County, in Prince William County; on Occoquan Creek, in Stafford County on Acquia Creek, in Orange County, and also had western lands. He settled in King George County, Va. 1714-28."

2Virginia Historical Magazine, The. Vol 1. Number 1. July 1891, Jefferson Wallace, Richmond, Virginia, pgs 13, 14. Copied by Sarah Yeiser Mason Heerman. "(j1) Jeremiah Murdock, Gentleman, was appointed a justice of King George county in 1728. His will was dated December 12, 1750 and proved in King George October 5, 1752. The following is an abstract. Legatees: wife Jane, one third of real and personal estate during life, and at her death the negroes devised to her to be equally divided between sons John and Joseph; to wife, chair and chair horses; to daughter Peggy Fauntleroy, £100 and a negro girl; to son John, 527 acres on Occoquan in Prince William county, 200 acres in Orange, 500 acres (bought of Captain Maximilian Robinson) on Acquia, in Stafford, and one third of negroes and personal estate. If he died without issue, all the property devised to him (j1) to go to son Joseph, "provided he doth not marry or cohabit with Mary, daughter of John and Elizabeth Marshall;" to son Joseph (with the same proviso) the plantation "I dwell on and the lands I bought of Conway, Wormley, Kendall, &c., also the lands I bought of Joshua Farguson, and from the Bristol Furnace, also land I bought of Conway," (several of these tracts were left to Mrs. Murdock for life) also 326 acres on the Rappahannock in Prince William, also the plantation in Westmoreland, and all lands adjoining there to, both in that county and King George (including about 600 acres), also one half of the negroes and personal property. If he died without issue, all to revert to daughter, Peggy Fauntleroy; gives wife certain lands for life; cousin William Murdock the land in Maryland, "I formerly sold him for £70;" son Joseph silver spurs and silver caudle cup ("the lest being a piece of antiquity of my grandfather's and given me as the youngest child to be kept in the family, I desire it to be reserved for posterity, and kept forever"); to Mr. John Scandett, son of Mr. Charles Scandett, merchant in Bristol, for many favors from that family, £50; to Mrs. Sarah Scandett, of Mr. Charles Scandett, £75. Wife and friend, Mr. Thomas Turner, executors. Joseph Murdock was a justice of King George 1757."