Duncan research files of
1820-1870 Westmoreland Co. VA Census
No Duncan indexed
Westmoreland Co. VA Deeds & Wills (FHL film 34,267)
Book 1, 1653-1671 - no Duncan
Westmoreland Co. VA Deeds, Wills - gap in FHL catalog from 1671 to 1691, from 1699 to 1701
General index to deeds, 1653-1898; mixed deeds and wills, 1723-1868; Westmoreland Co. VA County Clerk
General index to deeds, Vols. 1-2 1653-1898 (FHL film 34,327)
Deeds and wills, Vol. 8 1723-1738 (FHL film 34,328)
Deeds and wills, Vol. S 1748-1753 (FHL film 34,329)
Deeds and wills, Vols. 36-37 1859-1868 (FHL film 34,330)
Westmoreland Co. VA Deed Index 1653-1831 (FHL film 34,327)
5-345: 1713, Dorothy Duncan to McClanacan - See Deeds & Wills Books
6-384: 1718, Peter Duncan - See Deeds & Wills Books
3-269: Geo. Harrison, 1704
Note: George Turberville, Clerk of Court
No will/deed indexed 1700 for will of Peter
Book 2, 1691-1699 - no Harrison, Cornhill, Kirtley - looking for deed from them to William Remy ca 1693, recorded 1694, as heirs of Peter Duncan (FHL film 34,268)
Book 2 - no deed Eliz. Brown to McClanahan to Carr (see 29 Sept. 1691 Court Order)
Book 3, 1701-1707 - no Harrison, etc.
No deed with Thomas Trenton from them (referred to in Deed 8-146)
No deed with John Baker (referred to in Deed 8-146)
No Duncan deeds indexed after Book 13 (6/13/1985)
Miscellaneous land and probate records, 1654-1790; Westmoreland Co. VA County Court
Deeds, wills, and patents 1654-1662; Inventories 1668-1677 (FHL Film 34,260)
Deeds and wills, Vols. 5-6 1712-1720 (FHL Film 34,261)
Deeds and wills, Vol. 7 1720-1723; Inventories and settlement of estates, Vol. 2 1746-1752 (FHL Film 34,262)
Deeds and wills, Vol. 4 1756-1767; Deeds and wills 1776-1790 (FHL Film 34,263)
Go to the Westmoreland Co. VA Mixed deeds, wills, court orders, and poll lists, 1653-1859; Westmoreland Co. VA County Court
Westmoreland Co. VA wills (general index to deeds on FHL film 34,327)
No will or estate indexed for Benjamin Blanchflower after 1717. (will index, general index to wills 1653-1950, on FHL film 34,326)
Westmoreland Co. VA Inventory (copy of part of page, book & page not given, from Jeannine Wright 1992 with permission to share with others)
(WB 5 or 1, pg. 46?): Inventory of the estate of Charles Dunkan decd: 2 comes?; a parcel of ponter?; a parcel of old lumber; a pr. of firetongs; an old pott & parcell of coopers tooles; 2 gunns & looking glass; 4 old frames of chaires, 2 rings, sieves, 4 bottles; 2 old beds a pott a frying pan; total £2168, appraised by William Watts?, Robert Smith, John Williams; /s/ Frances Dunkan, 25 June 1712; recorded July 8, 1712.
Go to the Westmoreland Co. VA Records and inventories of estates, 1723-1746, 1752-1756, 1767-1776, 1790-1867; Westmoreland Co. VA County Court
Go to the Court orders, 1662-1873; Westmoreland Co. VA County Court; Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery; Circuit Court; Superior Court of Law
Westmoreland Co. VA Records (extracts from Mrs. Margaret L. Hill, Genealogy Department, Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library, Inc., P.O. Box 97, Lancaster, VA 22503, 1993, to Harris D. Husted; from Harris Husted 1994 with permission to share with others)
Deeds, Patents, Etc., 1665-1677
Order Book 1675/6-1688, Vol.9
(MAD: not included here, not certain of copyright restrictions)
Virginia Land Office Patent Books (from microfilm, Library of Virginia, transcriptions from Ronald Cornwell 9/2011 with permission to share)
Virginia Land Office Patent Book #6, 2 July 1669, p.236. Reel 6. PETER DUNKAN LAND ADJOINS THOMAS YOWELL AND NICHOLAS SPENCER LAND 1669
6-236: To all ye whereas and now know ye that I the said Lord Wm Berkley governor and give and grant unto Mr. THOMAS YOWELL seven hundred and eighty acres situated in Westmoreland County upon the S.E. side of Nominy River beginning at the creek E. side of sd. small (?) creek above Floods Creek adjoining into the woods SE 388 poles to a marked oak in line dividing this land and the land of PETER DUNKAN from thence W. 340 poles to another red oak by creek 120 poles to mark another red oak standing by Nominy River side which land divided this land and the land of Col. NICHOLAS SPENCER finally toward Nominy River several courses winding a quantity aforesaid the said land being one set forth five hundred acres and heretofore and formerly granted to Mr. THO. DANBY by patt. dated the year of 1650 and by him and Exr. for wife Joh and assigned to the sd. THOMAS YOWELL one hundred and fifty acres other part and thereto formerly granted to sd. THOMAS YOWELL in deed dated the nineteen day of Sept 1653 and one hundred and ______ acres the reserve and due and sean three as land Co. To have and to hold to be held and _____ and Rayong Creek recorded and dated the second day of July 1669. Jno. Warren, Jim Andrew (?), Sally (?) Stonel (Ronald Cornwell: These names were listed at bottom). (SOURCE: Virginia, Land Office Patent #6, 2 July 1669, p.236. Reel 6.) (MAD: right margin on image was black, some words not legible)
Virginia Land Office Patents #6, p.237, 1666-1678, Westmoreland County, Reel 6, Library of Virginia. PETER DUNKAN 140 ACRE GRANT IN WESTMORELAND COUNTY 1669
6-237: To all ye whereas and now know ye that I the said Lord Wm Berkley governor do give and grant unto PETER DUNKEN one hundred and forty acres of land in Westmoreland County upon the S.E. side of Nomminy River beginning at a red oak standing upon said NE point of Floods Creek and running up the said creeke into the maine woods to a marked red oak 320 poles from and thence S.W. 70 poles to a marked oak from a point N.W. 320 poles to a small marsh renit at the N.E. point of another small creek wch. divided this land and ye land of THOS. YOUELL finally N.E. 70 poles toward Nomminy River to the first station of the said land formerly belonging to RICHD. KENOR and by him sold and assigned unto said PETER DUNKEN as per bill of sale under the hand and seale of the said KENOR and ELIZABETH his wife bearing date of Syxth day of October 1665 may grant sd. land and to be held and provided. Dated Second day of July 1669. (SOURCE: Virginia Land Office Patents #6, p.237, 1666-1678, Westmoreland County, Reel 6, Library of Virginia.)
Virginia Northern Neck Land Grant Books (from microfilm, Library of Virginia, transcriptions from Ronald Cornwell 9/2011 with permission to share)
Virginia Northern Neck Grants, Vol.2, 1694-1700, p.79-80, Reel 288. HENRY DUNCAN LAND ADJOINS 75 ACRES LAND GRANTED TO VINCENT COX 1694
2-79/80: VINCENT COX, 75 Acres, Examined. Margaret Lady Culpeper, Thomas Lord Fairfax ye. To all ye whereas and knoe ye that we for and in consideration of the composition and do grant to Mr. VINCENT COX all that parcel of land Lying in Yeocomico Forest, bounded as followeth. Viz. beginning at a marked red oak a corner tree to this land and another parcel of land belonging to the said COX, extending thence North five and a half degrees West one hundred and ninety nine poles to a marked red oak corner tree standing on the East side of a Branch and in a line of the land of HENRY DUNCHAN (Duncan). Thence south forty degrees East two hundred and seven poles to a red oak corner tree to this land and the land of ROBERT SELFE and to the said other parcel of land belonging to the said COX, thence South fifty and a half degrees West forty six poles to a marked corner tree belonging to the said COX thence North thirty nine and a half degrees West forty eight poles to a marked corner tree to this and the said parcel thence South fifty and a half degrees West eighty poles to the first beginning, containing SEVENTY FIVE ACRES. Together with all and in alias dated the Twenty Eighth Day of November One Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety Four. (SOURCE: Virginia Northern Neck Grants, Vol.2, 1694-1700, p.79-80, Reel 288)
Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694-1742, Grant Book 2, p.291-292, Reel 288. JOHN DUNKAN, JOHN BAKER, NICHOLAS ROCHESTER AND THOMAS BEAL ADJOIN WM REAMY 1698
2-291/292: MARGIN: Wm Reamy, 123 acres, Exam'd. Margarett Lady Culpeper, Thomas Lord Fairfax ye. To all ye. Whereas ye. Know ye and that we for and in consideration of the composition ye give and grant unto WILLIAM REAMY one hundred and twenty three acres of land ye in the County of Westmoreland ye bounded as followeth, viz, at a red oak corner tree to JOHN DUNCAN, thence North thirty one degrees West ninety nine poles to a red oak corner tree to JOHN BAKER standing in the line of said DUNCAN, thence South forty two degrees West two hundred and nine poles to a red oak. Standing in the line of THOMAS BEAL being also a corner tree to the said BAKER and from hence along the said line South forty three degrees East one hundred and eighteen poles to a red oak corner tree to NICHOLAS ROCHESTER from thence along said line North East one hundred and seventy nine poles to the first station containing and being now laid out for one hundred and twenty three acres ye. Together and Royal mines Excepted ye. To have and to hold ye yielding and paying three shilling yearly ye dated the third of August one thousand six hundred and ninety eight. (signed) W.F.G.B. (SOURCE: Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694-1742, Grant Book 2, p.291-292, Reel 288)
Westmoreland County, Virginia, Northern Neck Grants No.3, 18 Jan 1705, p.118, Reel 288, Library of Virginia. HENRY DUNCAN GRANTED 197 ACRES LAND WESTMORELAND COUNTY 1705
3-118: Marquritte Lady Culpeper. Thomas Lord Fairfax and Catherine his wife Proprietors of the Northern neck of Virginia. To all to Whom this present Writing shall come send greetings in our Lord God Everlasting. Whereas HENRY DUNCAN of said County of Westmoreland hath set forth to our office that there is a certain quantity of surplus Lands contained within ye bounds of ye moiety or one half of a Dividend of Land Lying and being in ye Sd. County granted unto STEPHEN WARMAN seven hundred and fifty acres by Patent dated ye twenty seventh day of March one thousand six hundred and sixty three upon survey was found to contain one thousand three hundred and eighty seven acres and three fourths as by Survey under ye hand of WILLIAM HORTON surveyor. Dated ye fifth day of September one thousand six hundred eighty three. Appears which Granted land contained within ye bounds of ye said patent was by ye sd. WARMAN Sold and assigned unto Capt. AUGUSTINE HULL and JOHN WILSON and by ye said WILSON Ye Survivor given unto ye said HENRY DUNCAN and ANNE HULL equally to be divided between them which said land was divided by ye sd. HORTON ye sixth Day of September one thousand six hundred eighty three and there upon moving for a grant of ye sd. surplus lands contained in ye marsh aforesaid. Know Yee. Therefore that wee for and in consideration of ye sd. Composicon to us paid and ye annual rent hereafter reserved have given and granted and do by these presence give and grant unto ye said HENRY DUNCAN one hundred and ninty seven acres one Rood of Land being Surplus Lands found within ye moiety of ye above sd. patent and is boundeth as followeth. Viz. Beginning at a marked Spanish Oake Standing on ye South East side of the Easter most Branch that falls into COLL. ALLERTON Mill Dam opposite to ye plantation where ye old task (TASKER) formerly lived upon Coll. LEES land on ye Southern most side of ye road and extending from thence East one hundred and fourty poles to a marked Red Oake standing near a Valley. Thence South one hundred and ninety three poles. Dividing this land from ye land of Coll. RICHARD LEE Esq. to a dead Marsh Red Oake being ye end of a dividing line formerly run between ye sd. HENRY DUNCAN and Mr. THOMAS WADDY thence along ye sd. Line West One Hundred and sixty five poles to a small marked pohickory. Thence North one hundred and sixty four poles to ye mouth of a Branch thence up ye main branch North thirty nine degrees East to ye first station. Together with all rights Members and Appurtenances thereunto. Belonging Royall mines Excepted and ye full third part of all lead, copper, tin, coals and iron mines that shall be found thereon. To have and to hold the said one hundred ninety seven Acres one Rood of land. Together with all rights, Profits and benefits to ye same belonging or in any wise appertaining Excepted before Excepted to him ye sd. HENRY DUNCAN his heirs and assignes for ever. He ye said HENRY DUNCAN his heirs and assignes therefore Yielding and Paying to us our heirs or assignes or to ye certain attorney or attorneys of us ye sd. proprietors or ye certain attorney or attorneys of our heirs or assignes Proprietors of ye sd. Northern Neck yearly and every yaer on feast of St. Michaels ye Arch Angell ye fee rent of one shilling sterling money for every fifty acres of land hereby granted. Provided that if ye said HENRY DUNCAN his heirs or assignes shall not pay ye before reserved Annual rent so ye same or any part thereof shall be behind or unpaid for ye space of two whole years after ye same shall become. Due if lawfully Demanded that then it shall and may be lawfull for us our heirs or assignes Certain Attorneys or agents into ye above. Granted promises to reenter and hold ye same so as if this grant had never passed. Given of our office in Landcaster County within our said proprietory under our Seale. Witness our agent and attorney fully authorized thereto. Dated the eighteenth Day of Janey in ye fourth year of ye reign of our sovereign Lady Anne by ye grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland Queen defender of ye faith and Deed. Anno Dom 1705. HENRY DUNCAN his deed for 197 acres one Rood of surplus Land in Westmoreland County. (SOURCE: Westmoreland County, Virginia, Northern Neck Grants No.3, 18 Jan 1705, p.118, Reel 288, Library of Virginia. Extract also from Charles Gordon 1983)
Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants No.3, 1703-1710, p.158, Reel 288. JOHN DUNCAN SOLD 100 ACRES TO HENRY WHARTON AND ON HENRY'S DEATH HIS WIFE ELIZABETH ESCHEATS LAND
3-158: Marquritte Lady Culpeper. Thomas Lord Fairfax and Catherine his wife. Proprietors of ye Northern Neck of Virginia to whom this present writing shall come send greetings in our Lord everlasting. Whereas ELIZABETH WHARTON of ye County of Westmoreland did on ye ninth day of March 1700 set forth to our offices that her late husband HENRY WHARTON dyed seized of 100 acres of land in ye sd. County being part of ye moiety of one thousand three hundred and eighty seven acres of land mostly belonging to JOHN WILSON who gave ye same by will to HENRY DUNCAN of ye sd. County and of JOHN DUNCAN sold and make over to ye said HENRY WHARTON by deed under his hand and seale dated the 12th day of March 1693/4 and ye said HENRY WHARTON dying without heir or disposing thereof by will ye said land to us ye said proprietor and ye sd. ELIZABETH WHARTON being in possession of ye same having moved to _____ preferred to ye said escheat a certificate according to ye rules of ye office thereupon agreed to make ye publick which being returned with endorsement under ye hand of JAMES WESTCOMB clerk of ye said County ye that ye same was made publick too court days successfully and ye six months being expired and appearing to dispute ye title to ye said escheat. Know yee therefore that we for and in consideration of composicon to us paid ye annuall rent hereafter reserved have given and granted and do by these will give grant unto ye said ELIZABETH WHARTON all ye right and title of ye said parcel of land to us belong or appertaining by virtue of ye said echeat ye said land being bounded as followeth. Viz. Beginning at a corner marked red oake standing in ye dividing line between HENRY DUNKIN and THOMAS WADDY being thence West seventy five poles to another marked tree then North two hundred and sixteen poles to a Branch then East up ye said Branch seventy five poles then South to ye first mentioned Oake. Together with all rights, members and appertainances thereunto belonging royall mines excepted and full third part of all lead, copper, tinn, coals and Iron mines that shall be found thereon. To have and to hold ye said ONE HUNDRED ACRES on land together with all rights profits, benefits ye same belonging or many wise appertaining except before excepted where ye said ELIZABETH WHARTON her heirs and assignes forever the ye sd. ELIZABETH WHARTON her heirs and assignes therefore yielding paying to us our heirs or assignes or to any certain attorney or attorneys of the ye said proprietor or to ye certain attorney or attorneys of our heirs or assignes proprietors of ye said Northern Neck in yearly and every year on ye feast of St. Michaell ye arch angell ye fee rent of one shilling sterling money for every fifty acres of land hereby granted. Provided that ye said ELIZABETH WHARTON her heirs or assignes shall not pay ye before reserved annuall rent so ye same or any part thereof shall be behind or unpaid by ye space of two whole years after ye same shall become due if lawfully demanded that then it shall and may be lawfull for us our heirs or assignes certain attorneys agents into ye above granted premises to reenter and hold ye same so as if this grant had _____ given at our office in Lancaster County within our sd. proprietory under our hand. Witness our agent and attorney fully authorized thereto. Dated ye eleventh day of March in ye sixth year of ye reign of our sovereign Lady Anne by ye grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland Queen Defender of ye faith Anno Dom 1700. ELIZABETH WHARTON her escheat deed for 100 acres of land in Westmoreland County. (SOURCE: Virginia Northern Neck Grants No.3, 1703-1710, p.158, Reel 288. MAD: right margin on page image very faint)
NOTE by Ronald Cornwell 9/2011: It appears this ELIZABETH WHARTON whose husband was HENRY WHARTON is the daughter of JOHN DUNCAN. After HENRY WHARTON'S death ELIZABETH very likely remarried but a second marriage hasn't been determined to date. This HENRY WHARTON is probably the HENRY WHARTON who appears in the Estate Record of THOMAS HAUKINS of Poppler Island filed 30 March 1656. HENRY WHARTON is listed in the Estate Record as having one and a half years to serve. Before going to Poppler Island, THOMAS HAWKINS owned land adjoining PETER DUNKAN and close to where HENRY and JOHN DUNKAN later Owned Land. It appears that HENRY WHARTON is considerably older than his wife ELIZABETH.
Virginia Northern Neck Grants No.3, 1703-1710, p.239, Reel 288. HENRY DUNCAN'S LAND ADJOINS 390 ACRE GRANT TO JOHN GARNER 1707
3-239: Marguritte Lady Culpeper Thomas Lord Fairfax and Catherine his wife proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia. To all to whom this present writing shall come send greetings in our Lord God everlasting.
Whereas JOHN GARNER of sd. County of Westmoreland upon his suggestion of a certain quantity of land belonging in ye sd. County which is not yet granted. Did on ye 14TH DAY OF JULY obtain a warrant from our office for laying out ye same and having now returned a survey thereof under the hand of THOMAS THOMPSON surveyor. Yee therefore that we for and in consideration of ye composicon to us paid and ye annuall rent hereafter reserved. Have granted made over and confirmed and by these presents do grant make over and confirm unto the sd. JOHN GARNER THREE HUNDRED AND NINETY ACRES of land situated lying and being in ye forrest of Yeocomoco and lower Machoticque in ye County of Westmoreland aforesd. and bounded according to ye said survey as followeth. Viz. Beginning at ye South Easter most corner of TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED ACRES of land belonging to ye Honerable RICHARD LEE ESQ. on North side of a branch falling into ye head of Nominy River and extending from thence along ye lines of FIVE HUNDRED ACRES or more belonging to ye said RICHARD LEE Est South East eighty poles to a small red oak sapling thence South by East one hundred and twenty poles still continuing round ye sd. FIVE HUNDRED ACRES of land South five degrees East eighty eight poles and from thence West South West three hundred poles to a marked pohickory on a ridge thence North North East two hundred and twenty poles thence North forty four degrees West two hundred and sixty four poles and from thence leaving ye land of ye said LEE South fifty three and a half degrees West one hundred and fifty six poles to ye land of HENRY DUNCAN thence East along ye line of DUNCAN two hundred and fourteen poles to ye said DUNCAN'S CORNER thence South along ye said DUNCAN'S head line three hundred and fifty poles to ye land of MR. VINCENT COX dec'd which corner is in ye head line of MR. THOMAS WADDY and from thence North seventy eight degrees East two hundred and fourty three poles Exor. Near East one hundred poles by ye land of JOHN WILLIAMS thence South twenty degrees East twenty poles Exor. Near ye land of ROBERT SELF thence North fifty degrees East one hundred poles to ye land of JOHN WILLIAMS thence South twenty degrees East twenty poles to ye land of THOMAS MARTIN thence North East along MARTIN'S line one hundred and fourty poles to ye line of WM THOMAS thence North west along THOMAS'S line three hundred and two poles to ye aforesd: TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED ACRES of land belonging to ye sd. RICHARD LEE thence South South West thirty poles to ye place begun at. Together with all rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging Royall Mines excepted and ye full third part of all lead, copper, tinn, coals and iron mines that shall be found thereon. To have and to hold the sd. THREE HUNDRED AND NINETY ACRES of land. Together with all rights, profits and benefits to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining except before excepted. To him ye sd. JOHN GARNER his heirs and assigns therefore yielding and paying to us our heirs assignes or to ye certain attorney or attorneys of us ye sd. proprietors or to ye certain attorney or attorneys of our heirs and assigns proprietors of ye sd. Northern Neck yearly and every year on ye feast of St. Michaels Arch Angell ye fee rent of one shilling sterling money for every fifty acres of land hereby granted. Provided that if ye sd. JOHN GARNER his heirs and assignes shall not pay ye before reserved annuall rent so that ye same or any part there of shall be behind or unpaid by ye space of two whole years after ye same shall become due if lawfully demanded that then it shall and may be lawfull for us our heirs and assignes certain attorney or agents into ye above granted promises to ROBERT and hold ye same so as if this grant had never given at our office in Lancaster County within our sd. proprietory under our seale. Witness our agent and attorney fully authorized and thereto dated the TENTH DAY OF JANUARY in ye eighth year of ye reign of our soverneign Lady Anne by and Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland Queen Defender of ye faith and anno. Dom: 1709. JOHN GARNER his deed for 390 acres of land in Westmoreland County. (SOURCE: Virginia Northern Neck Grants No.3, 1703-1710, p.239, Reel 288.)
Virginia Northern Neck Grants No.4, 1710-1712, p.87, Reel 289. HENRY DUNCAN DEC'D HAS LAND ADJACENT THOMAS SORRELL 1712
4-87: The Right Honourable Lady Fairfax Baroness Donager of Cameron in Scotland the only daughter and heir of Thomas late Lord and Margurille late Culpeper dec'd. And sole and only proprietor of Northern Neck of Virginia everlasting. Whereas THOMAS SORRELL of the County of Westmoreland hath go forth to my office and there is surplus land contained within the bounds of ONE HUNDRED ACRES two roads and thirty seven perches of land being part of a patent for SEVEN HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND granted to MR. JAMES HAWLEY dec'd by patten dated the 26TH DAY OF JUNE 1666. And the sd. THOMAS SORRELL having presented a survey of ONE HUNDRED ACRES two roads and thirty seven perches of land under the hand of THOMAS THOMPSON surveyor. Whereby it appears there is contained within ye bounds of ye sd. ONE HUNDRED ACRES two roads and thirty seven perches of land TWENTY ONE ACRES SURPLUS LAND he ye said THOMAS SORRELL having moved from my deed to comprehend to me paid for ye sd. TWENTY ONE ACRES OF SURPLUS LAND and of annuall rent herefor reserved out of ye whole. Have given granted and do by these presents give and grant unto ye sd. THOMAS SORRELL ye sd. ONE HUNDRED TWENTY ONE ACRES two roads and thirty seven perches of land situated lying and being at ye head of Nominy by some called ye Herring Creek in ye County of Westmoreland and bounded according to ye said survey as followeth. Viz. Beginning at a marked oak standing on ye North side of COLL. WILLOUGHBY ALLERTON mill pond and in line of THOMAS HAWKINS and extending along his line North East one hundred and eight perches to a merked white oak standing on a point thence South fifty seven degrees and an half East one hundred and thirty six perches South East fity eight poles to a marked pohickory standing on ye North West side of a swamp dividing this land from ye land of HENRY DUNKAN dec'd thence down ye said branch ye sd. courses and meanders thereof South sixty five degrees West ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY SEVEN ACRES to ye mouth thereof thence down ye main swamp and Mill Pond is North one degree then one hundred and fourty seven perches to ye place where it to a beginning. Together all rights members and appurtenances thereunto belonging royall mine excepted a full third part of all lead, copper, tinn, coal and iron mines ye shall be found thereon. To have and to hold the sd. ONE HUNDRED TWENTY ONE ACRES two Roads and thirty pearches of land together with all rights, profits and benefits to ye same belonging or in said appertaining except before excepted to him ye sd. THOMAS SORRELL his heirs and assigns he ye sd. THOMAS SORRELL his heirs and assigns therefore yielding and paying. To me my heirs assigns or to the certain attorney or attorneys of me ye sd. proprietor. Or to ye certain attorney or attorneys of my heirs and assigns proprietors of ye sd. Northern Neck yearly and even on ye feast of ye sd. St. Michaell and Arch Angell ye fee rent of one shilling sterling for every fifty acres of land hereby granted. Provided ye sd. THOMAS SORRELL his heirs and assigns and not pay ye before reserved annuall rent to ye sd. same or any part thereof paid or unpaid by the space of two whole years after ye same shall become deed of sale. Demanded ye then and shall and may be lawfull for me my heirs and assigns certain attorneys or agents into ye above granted premises to reenter and hold ye same so as if the grant had never been given by my office in Lancaster County within my sd. proprietors. Under my seal and witness my agent and attorney fully authorized thereto dated the TWENTY SIXTH DAY OF MAY in ye eleventh year of the reign of our sovereign Lady Anne of Great Britian, France, and Ireland Queen Defender of ye faith Anno Dom. 1712. Mr. Thomas Sorrell his deed for 121 Acres 2 roods 37 perches of land in Westmoreland County. (SOURCE: Virginia Northern Neck Grants No.4, 1710-1712, p.87, Reel 289.)
Northern Neck Grant 5, 1713-1719, p.127, Reel 289. CHARLES DUNKAN'S LAND ADJOINS EDWARD PORTERS 70 ACRES
5-127: The Rt. Honerable Catherine Lady Fairfax sole proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia. To all to whom this present writing shall come. Send greetings in our Ld. God everlasting. Whereas EDWARD PORTER of the County of Westmoreland hath set forth to the proprietors office that THEODORUS LEWIS of the sd. County died seized of seventy acres of land in the County aforesaid not leaving any heirs nor making any disposed of the same in his life time which therefore Escheats to the proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia. The sd. land was first granted to GEO. BROWN of Westmoreland County by patent bearing date the seventh of November one thousand six hundred ninety four, and by the sd. BROWN sold to THEODORUS LEWIS has by a deed of sale (in the county records bearing the date November the twenty second one thousand six hundred ninety four) will appear and the aforesd EDWARD PORTER having published a Certr Cicate and fully complied with the rules of the office usual in such cases, and having also returned a survey thereof under the hand of one of our survey. Know yee therefore that I for and in consideration of the composition to me paid and the annual rent herefore reserved have granted made over and confirmed and doe by these presents grant made over and confirmed unto the sd. EDWARD PORTER SEVENTY ACRES OF LAND situated lying and being in Copley Parish in the County of Westmoreland bounded as followeth. Viz. Beginning at a marked hickory standing in a line of the land of GERRAD PEYTON dec'd on the North side of a small branch extending thence South forty seven degrees West two hundred Lund fifty four poles to a corner Red oak standing in or near the PEYTON'S LINE thence South East fifty two poles to a red oak thence North fifty nine degrees East three poles to a red oak corner tree to the land in the tenure and occupation of JOHN SIMPSON. Thence North forty three degrees and a half East two hundred and forty one poles to a red oak corner tree standing in a line of the land of CHARLES DUNCHAM thence North thirty degrees West forty poles to the beginning. Together with all rites, inventory and appurtenances there unto belonging Royal Mines excepted and the full third part of all lead, tinn, copper, coal and Iron mines that shall be found thereon to have and to hold the said SEVENTY ACRES OF LAND together with all rites, profits and benefits belonging Exesor before excepted to him the said EDWARD PORTER his heirs and assignes forever he the said EDWARD PORTER his heirs assignes therefore yielding and paying to me my heirs or assignes or to the certain attorney or attorneys of me the sd. proprietor or to the certain attorney or attorneys of my heirs and assigns proprietors of the said Northern Neck yearly and every year on the feast of St. Michael the Arch Angel the fee rent of one sterling Silver money forever fifty acres of land hereby granted and to proportionally by a greater or lesser quantity. Provided that ye sd. EDWARD PORTER his heirs and assignes shall not pay the before reserved annual rent so that the same or any part thereof shall be behind or unpaid by the space of two whole years after the same shall become if lawfully demanded that then it shall or may be lawfull for me my heirs and assignes proprietors of the Northern Neck aforesd or either of our certain attorney or agent into the above granted premises to reenter and hold the same so as if this grant had never passed. Given at my office in Westmoreland County within my said proprietory under my seal witnessed my agent and attorney fully authorized thereto. Dated this TWENTY FIRST DAY OF NOVEMBER in the third year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George of Great Britain and King Defender Anno Dom 1716. EDWARD PORTER deed for E. JENNYS 70 acres of land. (SOURCE: Northern Neck Grant 5, 1713-1719, p.127, Reel 289.)
Richmond Co. VA Deeds (FHL film 33,693)
12-783: 3 Aug. 1767, Henry Dunkin and wife Charity of Copol Parish, Westmoreland Co. (sic), for love and affection to James Mitchell, son of the said Charity, "immediately after the death of me the said Henry Dunkin and the death of Charity my said wife," land in Parish of Lunenburgh, Richmond Co., 189 acres, on main branch of Rappahannock Creek, lands of William Peirce, Thomas Lyne, John Turberville, John Gordon, Zechariah White and William Conolly, which said land the said Charity in the living (?) of her widowhood and then by the name of Charity Mitchell purchased of John Jinkens and Patience Jinkins by their deed ... 4 July 1764, which said deed remaining now among the records of Richmond County ... (both signed) Wit. William Connolly, Richard Mitchell. Rec. 3 Aug. 1767.
Northumberland Co. VA Record Book 1710-1713, State Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. (from Cindy McCachern 12/29/2010 by email with comment that Ann (Dunkin) Cornhill, wife of Dennis Cornhill, did not give a release for the deed and therefore may be deceased)
Pg.144/145: MARGIN: Cornhill Deed Released to Cralle.
This indenture made this Thirty First Day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & eleven. Between DENNIS CORNHILL late of the County of Westmoreland but now of the County of Stafford in the Colony of Virginia of the one part & JOHN CRALLE of the County of Northumberland of the other part. Thence that the said DENNIS CORNHILL for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings & start to him in hand payd before the ensealing & Delivery here of the received whereof the Sd. DENNIS CORNHILL Delivered hereby acknowledged & thereof Doth acquit & Discharge the Sd. Jno. Cralle his Exor. & Administrator by the Sd. Examine Hath given, granted, Bargained & Sold & by these presents Doth give, grant, bargain & sell unto the Sd. JNO. CRALLE his Exec. & Adm. & assigned that ONE HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND be the same more or less situated also lying and being in the PARRISH OF ST STEPHENS & COUNTY OF NORTHUMBERLAND with Sd. Land in part of aforesaid land that was purchased by the Sd. DENNIS CORNHILL of one JOHN LEWIS & is bounded by the land of THO. SUDDEN & the land now of DANIEL BEACHAM & the land of THOS SUDDON & the land of JOS. DOAK & WM LYNTON the land of JNO. CRUMP & on another parcel of land belonging to the Sd. CRALLE and this and this Reversion & Reversion of Remainder & Remainders thereof together with a Rents & Serviced and any serviced Performed upon any Leased or Lessor after of the ______ or any part there of to have & to hold the aforesaid ONE HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND be the same more or less with certain and singular viz rights his ______ & appurtanences herein mentioned unto the Sd. JNO. CRALLE his Exor. Egt. Adm. Egt. And assigns from the day of the Dated heretofore During the full End & term of six months from their Sd. He & L Enjudging & fully to be completed Ended to the End that by virtue of the Sd. presents & of the statute for transferring land into possession the Sd. JNO. CRALLE may be in the actual possession of the Sd. Enirsses & be their by Enable to take & accept of a grant & release of the land to him the Sd. JNO. CRALLE his heirs and assignes for Ever In wittnesth whereof of the parties to these (pg.145) & Rents In hand interchangeably Lett their hand and Seales the Day and Year first written above.
Sealed and Delivered in the presence of GEO. ESKRIDGE & HENRY NETHERTON, PATRICK SPENCE.
DENNIS (CD - his mark) CORNHILL Seal (Note: the C was also written backward)
Ded Jany 16, 1711
This deed of Lease was acknowledged in Northumberland County Court by CAPT. DANIEL MCCARTY Attorney of DENNIS CORNHILL unto CAPT. JNO. CRALLE alsoe CAPT. GEO. ESKRIDGE in court made oath that he did see & hear & see the Sd. DENNIS sign & Seal & as his act & Deed acknowledged & the same & the Sd. Deed is recorded.
Teste Thos. Hobson Ct.
Pg.145/146: MARGIN: Cornhill Deed Released to Cralle.
This indenture made this first day of Janey in the year of our lord ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED & ELEVEN between DENNIS CORNHILL late of the County of Westmoreland but now of the County of Stafford of the one part & JNO. CRALLE of the County of Northumberland of the other part. That whereas the aforesaid DENNIS CORNHILL by a certain indenture bearing date the last day of December the year aforesd for the consideration therein mentioned did grant bargain & sell unto the Sd. JNO. CRALLE all that ONE HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND be the land more or less. Lying & being in the PARRISH OF ST STEPHENS & County of Northumberland. To witness Sd. land is part of aforesd tract of Land that is & was PURCHASED BY THE SD. DENNIS CORNHILL OF ONE JNO. LEWIS and bounded by the land of THO. SADDON, the land of DANL. BEACHAM, the land of JNO. LUTTRELL, the land of JOS. DOAK & WM LYNTON, the land of JNO. CRUMP, & on another tract of land belonging to the aforesd CRALLE & the reversion & Reversion, Remainder, & Remainders there of together with all Rents & Services Reserved on all or any Lease or Leases of the singular or any part or all there of the Sd. ONE HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND to of all ______ right members & appurtenances & all here ______ thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining to be held by Sd. JNO. CRALLE his Exor. Adm. & assigns from the day of the date thereof until the full end & term of six months from thence next coming Should be fully completed al and ended to the end that the Sd. JNO. CRALLE by virtue thereof the Stated forbearance forcing us or into possession the Sd. JNO. CRALLE might be in the actual possession of the Sd. land & be enabled to be & accopl of a grant & release of ye Land to him the Sd. JNO. CRALLE his heirs & assigns for ever As by him Recorded, Indentured more fully & at large Doth appear now. This Indenture witnesseth that the said DENNIS CORNHILL for & in consideration of sixty pounds sterling & for Divers other good causes considerations their unto moveing Hath granted released & confirmed and by the Sd. Gents grant release & confirm unto the aforesd JNO. CRALLEY his heirs & assigns all the aforesd ONE HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND which all is Right and membesity & appurtenance and every part release thereof. And all the Estate Right title Interest Claim & Domain whosoever of him the Sd. DENNIS CORNHILL of WC to the same to have & to hold the aforesd ONE HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND with all the Rights members & appurtenances their to belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the Sd. JNO. CRALLE his heirs & assigns for ever To the only proper use on behalf of the said JNO. CRALLE his heirs & assigns for evermore And the Sd. DENNIS CORNHILL for himto go & his heirs aforesd ONE HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND be the same more or less. & singular the appurtenances thereto belonging to the Sd. JNO. CRALLE & his heirs to the only proper use & behalf of the Sd. JNO. CRALLE his heirs unto assigns for ever agt. him the Sd. DENNIS CORNHILL his heirs or any other person or persons & agree to & which the Sd. JNO. CRALLE his heirs and assigns and every of them by the aforesd gents in manner & form following (that is to say) that he the Sd. DENNIS CORNHILL at the time of the Ensealing & Delivery of the Sd. hath full power good Right & lawfull authority to grant & convey the aforesd land & assigns unto the aforesd JNO. CRALLE his heirs & assigns in manner & that the Sd JOHN CRALLE his heirs & assigns to every of them. Shall & May by virtue of the Sd. agent at all _____ after possibly & Quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the aforesd land & Emissos with all rights members & appurtenances without any lawfull lott suit denial Interuption Exclaimer or Disturbance of him the Sd. DENNIS CORNHILL his heirs & assigns or from any other person or persons whosoever and further the Sd. DENNIS CORNHILL for himself his heirs & Exors Adm. & assigns that he the said DENNIS CORNHILL & his heirs at anytime hereafter upon the Sd. personal ______ of aforesaid JNO. CRALLE his heirs or assigns shall & will make doc. & sale every such further lawfull act & acts & thing or things Dlivers and delivered conveyance & appertainance in the law as by the Sd. JNO. CRALLE his heirs and assigns his or their council learned in the Sd. shall be delivered advised or required for the more better & perfect sure & made & conveying of Sd. & Emissiey to the Sd. JNO. CRALLE his heirs & assigns forever. In witness whereof the ______ to the Sd. & agent have enterchangeably Sett their hand & Seales the Day of year first above written.
Sealed & Delivered in the presence of: GEO. ESKRIDGE, HEN:NETHERTON, PATRICK SPENCE
DENNIS (CD his mark) CORNHILL Seal (Note: Dennis made his C backward in the original document)
Die Janey 16, 1711.
This indenture of deed of release was acknowledged in Northumberland County Court by DENNIS CORNHILL by his attorney CAPT. DANIEL MCCARTY to the use of therein possessed unto CAPT. JNO. CRALLE & is recorded.
Teste Tho. Hobson Ct Cur
Pg.146/147: MARGIN: CORNHILL Pow. Ator. To MCCARTY
Know all men by Agents that I DENNIS CORNHILL of ye County of Stafford have made ordained continued & appointed DANL. MCCARTY gent my true & lawfull attorney for _____ & in my name to acknowledge in the County Court of Northumberland County certain deeds of lease & release the one bearing Date the Day before & the otherwise the Sd. & _____ whereby I have granted and conveyed to JOHN CRALLE gent ONE HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND be the same more or less. Situated, lying & being in the PARISH OF ST. STEPHENS & county aforesaid. Released & confirming with my Sd. attorney shall Doe in about & 4 ______ I had been personally & agent & attorney Sel Sd. JN witness who I have here to Sett this forth day of Janey 1711.
DENNIS (DC his mark ) CORNHILL (Note: Dennis's mark was not turned around on this document.)
Sealed & Delivered in witness of GEO. ESKRIDGE, HON:NETHERTON, PATRICK SPENCE
Die Janey 16, 1711.
Capt. GEO. ESKRIDGE then maybe upon the holy Evangel ______ Northumberland County Court that DENNIS CORNHILL did sign Seal & Acknowledged this ______ to be his act and deed.
Teste THOS HOBSON Ct Cur
"Reports of Cases at Common Law and in Equity argued and decided in the Court of Appeals of the Commonwealth of Kentucky" by Thomas B. Monroe, Vol.VI & VII; Vol.7, pgs.150 to 188; ("Kentucky Reports") Vol.23, pgs.150 to 188 (California State Law Library, Sacramento, 1/2004; no case number)
CHAPLINE v. MOORE, etc., M'AFEE et ux. v. MOORE, etc.; CHAPLINE et ux. v. MOORE, etc., and MOORE v. CHAPLINE, etc. -- CHANCERY; Court of Appeals of Kentucky; 23 Ky. 150; 7 T.B. Mon. 150; April 19, 1828, Decided.
Cross appeals from the Mercer Circuit; William L. Kelly, Judge.
COUNSEL: Crittenden, for Chapline and Moore's heirs; Haggin, Mayes and Daviess, for Lawson Moore.
Opinion of the Court, by Chief Justice Bibb. Lawson Moore, George Moore, and William Moore were brothers. George died in 1810, in the county of Westmoreland, in the State of Virginia, leaving his widow, Hannah, and four infant children, Elizabeth, (now wife of Jacob Chapline,) Judith Ellen Moore, (now wife of Robert M'Afee,) William B. Moore, and Allen Lawson Moore.
In 1812, one other of the brothers, William Moore, died in the State of Pennsylvania, and town of Carlisle, unmarried and intestate, leaving a considerable estate, real and personal.
In July, 1812, administration of the goods and chattels, rights and credits of said deceased, William Moore, was committed, by the orphans' court of the county of Cumberland, and State of Pennsylvania, held in the town of Carlisle, to William Irvine and James Given, who entered into bond, in a penalty of $60,000, with approved sureties, for the due administration and account of the personal estate.
The administrators, on the 23rd of September, 1813, returned an inventory and appraisement of the personal estate, to the amount of $42,059.13, an account of effects administered to the amount of $24,578.24, showing a balance unadministered, of $17,480.89.
In this account of credits claimed by the administrators of $24,578.24, is included a claim of $1426.50, for their services, founded on an agreement of Lawson Moore with them, for their resignation, to allow 5 per cent. on the monies theretofore paid, as well as upon those paid over to the administrator de bonis non to be appointed, and 2 1/2 per cent. upon all paper securities delivered over to their successor, when, and as the judgments, notes and book accounts should be collected. The credit of $1426.50, thus claimed, was passed, de bene esse, by virtue of that agreement, by the orphans' court, subject to any equity which may or can arise when the minors arrive at age, if it is then thought proper to dispute the same. And upon the said settlement, the court entered of record, that it appeared to the court there were ample assets to discharge all debts.
Upon this settlement the administrators resigned, and the court appointed Christian Leonard, administrator de bonis non, who gave bond and security accordingly. His account was settled and approved by the court, on the 12th of December, 1822, showing a balance in his hands of $1434.24, for distribution.
On the petition of Lawson Moore to the orphans' court, on the 15th of September, 1812, stating that one half of the real estate belonged to himself as one of the heirs, and the other moiety to the four infants, under fourteen years, children of George Moore, deceased, the other heirs of William Moore, deceased, and praying partition of three several tracts of land, appropriate writs of inquisition de partitione inquirendo, as known to the laws of Pennsylvania, were issued. Upon these inquests the number of acres of each tract, and values per acre, were returned, with a report, that a partition of the several tracts could not be made by division of the lands, without spoiling the tracts. At the September court, 1813, Lawson offered sureties to be bound with him for payment to the other heirs, their respective shares of the said valuation, and to take the whole of the lands, which being approved, eight several recognizances were acknowledged in court by Lawson Moore, and his sureties, to the guardians of the infants, conditioned for the payment of the sums due to the other heirs respectively. The court had theretofore appointed Thomas Urie and John Helpelstein, guardians for the infant heirs, and they had executed bonds with security for the faithful performance of their duties. The aggregate valuation of the three tracts, after deducting the costs of the inquisitions, amount to $19,052.52 cents, the half of which was $9526.26 cents, which gave to each of the infants the sum of $2381.56 1/2 cents, and so the recognizances require that sum to be paid to the use of each, on or before the 25th of September, 1814, with interest from the 25th of March, 1814.
In the latter part of the year 1813, Lawson Moore brought the widow and children of his brother George Moore, from Westmoreland county, Virginia, to the county of Mercer, Kentucky, settled Mrs. Moore with her children, in a small tenement, on a tract of land belonging to him, where she and the survivors respectively continued to reside, until the marriage of Mrs. Moore with Abraham Chapline. Allen Lawson Moore died in Mercer unmarried, intestate, an infant of tender years, in 1814.
On the 25th of March, 1819, very shortly before Mrs. Moore's marriage with Abraham Chapline, Lawson Moore stated an account against her for house rent, articles of provision, etc., etc., with credits also made out by him for boarding and clothing her children, making a debit against her of $1920, the credits amounting to $1351, leaving a balance of $574, for which he took her note, and also her receipt for $1139 to himself as guardian of the children; this sum he charges against the children.
After the intermarriage of Jacob Chapline and Elizabeth, at their instance, Lawson Moore was summoned by the county court, to make his account as guardian, never having rendered any. He exhibited his accounts to the commissioners of the county court, on the 30th of September, 1820, which, when reported, the county court refused to approve.
Abraham Chapline and wife, Hannah, had, in September, 1819, exhibited their bill, to set aside the note obtained from her by Lawson Moore; in October, 1820, Lawson answered. Upon the coming in of this answer, Abraham Chapline and wife amended their bill, called for an account of the estate of William Moore, received by said Lawson, claiming the share to which the mother was entitled by the death of her son, Allen Lawson Moore, making the other children parties.
The defendants, Jacob Chapline and wife, Elizabeth, and Robert M'Afee, and Ellen his wife answered, and made cross bill against Lawson Moore, Abraham Chapline and wife, and William B. Moore, charging Lawson with the recognizances given by him for the real estate, and charged him as having received considerable sums of the personal estate, and prayed for an account and settlement, and a decree for the balance due from him as guardian.
(MAD: much more omitted here)
The credit of $457.87 cents, for one-half of the receipt of Messrs. Thomas and James Duncan to Lawson Moore, dated 30th April, 1814, was also erroneously allowed. (MAD: aparently in Cumberland Co. PA) This receipt was given for $915.74, as paid by Lawson Moore, upon a contract by him with them, of the 6th of September, 1812, by which he retained them as counsel for himself and the heirs of George Moore, to support the interest of himself and the co-heirs in the estate of William Moore, deceased, in all cases where Messrs. Duncans had not been previously retained against the estate, they to have for their services 5 per cent. upon the whole estate, real and personal, after payment of the debts and expenses. Upon this contract Messrs. Duncans passed their receipt, at the foot of an account of particulars, for the sum of $915.74. But this sum was paid partly by the accounts standing against them in the books of William Moore, deceased, as appears by the face of the account, by the deposition of Mr. James Duncan, and by the allowances to the administrators in the settlement of their accounts. The allowance made to Lawson Moore by the decree of one-half of this receipt, has converted the amount of those book accounts to the exclusive benefit of Lawson Moore, and moreover charges the one-half thereof upon the shares of the children of George Moore. If it were proper to have allowed this contract of Lawson Moore with Messrs. Duncans, to charge the infants, yet those accounts should have been deducted from the amount of $915.74, receipted for by Messrs. Duncans, as payments made out of the joint funds of Lawson Moore and the infants, and half the residue only carried to the credit of Lawson Moore, on his account as guardian. But by allowing a credit for half of the whole amount of the receipt, the heirs of George Moore have lost their moiety of the book accounts, and lost the like sum out of their shares.
MAD: The court opinion contains much more information about the accounts charged by Lawson Moore and their background. Click here to read more in the larger file in Mercer Co. KY.
1885-1886 "KY, a History of the State" 2nd or 3rd Edition (volumes), by Perrin, Battle & Kniffin (FHL book 976.9 D3wt)
Simpson Co. DR. GEORGE W. DUNCAN was born Jan. 26, 1826, in Simpson Co. KY, and is the tenth of 8 boys and 4 girls born to Sanford and Nancy (Hammond) Duncan. Sanford Duncan was born in Loudoun Co. VA. He was a son of Colman Duncan, who married Mary Lyne, both of Westmoreland Co. VA; was a Revolutionary soldier and immigrated to Nelson Co. KY about 1795. He was born in February, 1742, and died in April, 1823. His wife was born in March, 1749, and died in May, 1814. Colman Duncan was a son of Henry Duncan, who was born in Scotland. He with two brothers came to the United States and settled in Westmoreland Co. VA. Mrs. Nancy (Hammond) Duncan was a daughter of Job Hammond, who married Mary Stone, both of KY and of Welsh origin. He was an officer of the Revolutionary war, and was wounded in both arms in an Indian fight. Sanford Duncan came from Nelson to Logan Co. KY about 1800. In 1818 he located 5 miles south of Franklin, assisted in organizing the county of Simpson, was one of the commissioners appointed to run and locate the State line from Reelfoot Lake to the Mississippi River in 1840; was also appointed one of the commissioners to survey Simpson Co. and lay out school districts. He did all the public business in his own community, and was one of the most influential and valuable citizens in Simpson Co. He farmed extensively ... Masonic fraternity. Dr. G.W. Duncan was reared on a farm and received a good education. In 1840 he entered Cumberland College at Princeton. When the college was transferred to Lebanon he returned to Franklin and finished his education. In 1846 commenced the study of medicine ... in 1848 graduated; located and commenced practice at Mitchellville, TN. In 1859 located in Franklin, KY ... ever since. He married, September 4, 1860, Dorinda Puryar, of Smith Co. TN, a daughter of William and Mary (Pearce) Puryar, both natives of TN, of French and Scotch descent, respectively. William was a son of Daniel Puryar. To Mr. and Mrs. Duncan have been born eight children, four now living: Mary Sanford, Charles A., George H. and William A. Dr. Duncan and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian and Baptist Churches, respectively. ... Masonic fraternity, Knight Templar. ...
1887 "KY, a History of the State" 5th or 6th Edition (volumes), by Perrin, Battle & Kniffin (FHL book 976.9 D3wt)
LYNE FAMILY. About 1650, Thomas Lyne said to have been of Welsh origin, the ancestor of the Lyne Family now residents of Jessamine Co., with his brother Henry emigrated from Bristol, England, to Westmoreland Co. VA. He had a son Thomas who married a Mary Edwards of VA and he also had a son Thomas who married a Mary Sandford. He had nine children, of whom one was a Thomas, and he married Mary Pagit of VA, who died in 1812 (his death occurring about 1804). He was a blacksmith by trade and operated a hotel on the Winchester & Alexandria VA road. He had seven children: James, Robert, Thomas, Timothy, William, Sandford and Naomi (Mrs. Reuben Settle). Thomas Lyne the fourth was born March 26, 1783, in Loudoun Co. VA, subsequently settled in Woodford Co. KY, and engaged in farming and the blacksmithing business; he married Mary Connelley, dau. of Sandford and Mary (Ramey) Connelley, natives of VA; he died in 1848, she in 1870. They had eleven children: Sandford, Nancy (Mrs. David Williams), Mary (Mrs. Elijah Neal), William, Daniel, Matilda (Mrs. John S. Duncan), Thomas, Martha (Mrs. Joseph A. Gaines), Elizabeth (Mrs. S.P. Hendricks), James and Fannie (Mrs. George W. Goode). William, the fourth child, was born March 7, 1813, and married Margaret Jane Ray, dau. of Robert and Elizabeth Ray, of Fayette Co., who died Sept. 29, 1884, leaving six children (more not copied).
1912 "History of Kentucky and Kentuckians" by E. Polk Johnson, 3 vols. (from John Allen Duncan 1985 with permission to share with others; and SUTRO book F451 J7 v.III and SUTRO film 75 reel 1; CA State Library, Sutro Branch)
Vol.3, pg.1655-6: ELLIS DUNCAN, M.D. The family to which Mr. Ellis Duncan belongs has its origin far back in the history of Scotland, when clan fought clan and the land was the scene of bloody strife with its would-be master, England. He is prominent among the younger members of the medical profession of Louisville, and is coroner of Jefferson Co. His ability does not seem to be limited with the years of his age or connection with the profession, as a short sketch of his life will show. Mr. Duncan was born in Worthington, Jefferson Co. KY, January 7, 1874. His great-great-grandfather, Robert Duncan, a native of Westmoreland Co. VA, came to KY in 1678 (sic), settling in Nelson Co. He was one of five brothers who emigrated from Scotland, they being the sons of William Duncan, a Scotch Presbyterian, whose head was cut off, for being a heretic, in 1665. The fact that they were Scotch Presbyterians is all one requires who is familiar with that worthy sect as evidence of their firm principles of moral conduct and noble character. Of the five sons mentioned above, Henry was the Doctor's ancestor. Thomas Duncan, great-grandfather of the Doctor was 18 years of age when he came to KY. Ellis, son of Thomas, was the grandfather of the Doctor, whose father was Thomas Green Duncan and was born in Nelson Co. KY. He removed to Jefferson Co. in 1873 and is still living. The mother of the Doctor was Mary R. McClure, a native of Logansport, IN, the daughter of General Daniel McClure, ... (Gen. McClure) died in 1900 at age of 80 years, m. Matilda Hite, a sister of Milton Hite. Mrs. (Mary R. McClure) Duncan died in 1893, at the age of 43 years. In 1876, when the Doctor was 2 years of age, his parents removed to TX, and it was in the public schools of Victoria [Victoria Co.], TX, that he received his early educational training. ... When he returned to Louisville in 1893, he entered the medical department of the University of Louisville, from which he was graduated March 30, 1896, ... (more on his activities). The Doctor married Annie Kinnard, widow of George W. Strother, deceased. Mrs. Duncan was born in Middletown, KY. (no dates; no other family info.)
1921 "History of AL and Dictionary of AL Biography" by Thomas M. Owen, Vol.III (pages 516-519 from Donna Little 1982; 4 vols. on FHL fiche 6,048,243 to 6,048,246)
DUNCAN, GEORGE WEBSTER, teacher, author, and general agent University publishing company, was born October 12, 1866, at Rockwood, Franklin County; son of Thomas Alford and Margaret (Hargett) Duncan, the former a private in Company L., Fourth Alabama cavalry regiment, C.S. Army; grandson of Robert and Martha (Hargett) Duncan, the former a native of Tennessee, and of Richard and Elizabeth (Hartis) Hargett, all of Rockwood; great-grandson of William and Ruth (Gregory) Duncan, of Pendleton District, S.C., who removed to Warren Co. KY, later to Bedford Co. TN, and finally, in the first quarter of the 19th century located in North Alabama. The Scotch ancestor of the American branch of the Duncan family was the Rev. William Duncan of Dumfrieshire, Scotland, who was a martyr to the Presbyterian faith and who on January 2, 1665, at the age of fifty-two years lost his life on the sands of Dumfrieshire in the reign of Charles II. The original American emigrant of the Duncan family settled in Westmoreland Co. VA, January 23, 1722. Mr. Duncan was prepared for college in a private school at Russellville, taught by Prof. ....
1889 "Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Cos. of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington, IN" by John M. Gresham (FHL book 977.2 H2gj)
Pg.81-2, Floyd Co.: NORTON B. DUNCAN was born in Floyd Co. IN on 23 November 1835, and is a son of James T. and Kitty (Bateman) Duncan, the former born in Jefferson Co. KY, and the latter in Indiana. The Duncan family can be traced back to the Duncans of Westmoreland Co. VA. The father of James T. was Charles Duncan, a son of Henry Duncan, born in Virginia, and whose father, Coleman Duncan, was one of the pioneers of Kentucky. He was a zealous Whig when that title was applied to the patriots in contradistinction to the Tories, during our Revolutionary period. He was a soldier in the war of the Revolution, and came to Kentucky about 1793. His father, Henry Duncan, was the first of the family born in America (born 1710, and died in 1790), and from him descended, directly or indirectly, the Braggs, Asburys, Browns, Lewises, Whites, Hutts, etc. His parents came from Scotland, where, as all who are familiar with Scottish history, know the family was not only one of prominence, but noble, with the blood of kings coursing in their veins. Duncans have even occupied the throne of Scotland. ...
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