Thursday, February 10, 2011

Captain William Stone of Va (Nick's 8th Great Grandfather)

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William Stone

Captain William Stone
Born: 1645, Richmond County, Virginia
Marriage: Sarah Howard in 1661 in Pittsylvania, Virginia
Died: 1707, Totuskey Creek, Richmond, VA at age 62

General Notes:

See the "History of the William and Sarah Stone Family" in the back of this book.

William Stone (1645-1704) and some of his progeny resided in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, for several generations and there is considerable record of them there. His contemporary, Francis Stone (1650-1716), resided in the area which became King George County in 1721.

On April 3, 1680, while a resident of Gloucester County, William Stone purchased 727 acres of land in Rappahannock County from Robert Bedwell; this property fell into Richmond County upon its formation in 1692. William Stone and his wife Sarah Stone seated this plantation on Totusky Creek in North Farnham Parish and their progeny continued in the present Richmond County area for several generations. William Stone also acquired land in Essex County from Richard Gregory but he disposed of it in 1699.

The terms of the last will and Testament of William Stone caused his widow and executrix Sarah considerable concern and it appears it was only after considerable difficulty she succeeded in getting it admitted to record. There are many recordings in the North Farnham Parish Register in regard to the issue of William and Sarah Stone and their progeny.

1. 1704, Nov 4, North Farnham, Richmond Co., Virginia, Will of William Stone: Probated Jan 31 1707: Named sons Phillip and Joshua; son-in-law Robert Scholfield; grandsons Gregory and John Glascock; wife Sarah as exec; daughter Elizabeth and Mary Fann; no witnesses listed.
2. 1705, Sept 5, Order Bk. 4: William Stone (Jr.) and Elizabeth Stone, two of the children of William Stone, deceased, vs. Sarah, executrix of the said deceased.
3. 1711, July 2, Probated 1717, May 1, North Farnham, Richmond Co., Virginia, Will of Sarah Stone, widow and relict of William Stone; Named daughter Elizabeth Dawson, wife of William Dawson, a tract of land near the lands of George Glascock and James Tune (containing) 40 acres which said land was bought of my son Philip Stone by the said William Dawson; Wits: Joseph Stone, Thomas Draper, Leonard Hart.
4. 1717, June 5, Estate Inventory of Sarah Stone, widow of William, presented by William Stone (Jr.), exec.

Old family traditions declare that the Stones of Virginia lived in great wealth for the times and were persons of large influence.

William married Sarah Howard in 1661 in Pittsylvania, Virginia. (Sarah Howard was born in 1645 in Farnham, VA and died in 1717 in Richmond County, Virginia.)

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