Person:Benjamin Porter (7)

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Benjamin Porter
b.1696 England
d.bef. 26 November 1761 Orange County, Virginia
m. est. 1727
  1. Ambrose Porterest 1728 - 1773
  2. Nicholas Porterest 1730 - 1793
  3. Thomas Porter1731 - 1817
  4. Elizabeth Porter1733/34 - 1807
  5. Charles Porter1735 - 1791
  6. Anne Porter1739 -
  7. Benjamin Porter1741 -
  8. Joseph Porter1743 -
  9. Abner Porter1743 - 1814
  10. Frances Porter1747 - ABT 1779
  11. Jane Porter1749 -
  12. Mary Porter1753 -
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Name Benjamin Porter
Gender Male
Birth? 1696 England
Marriage est. 1727 Poss. Virginiato Ann Campbell
Death? bef. 26 November 1761 Orange County, Virginia

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Will

Pages 317-18. Will of Benjamin Porter of Orange County, dated 21 Jan. 1761.
Unto my eldest son Ambrose Porter one shilling current money and what lies on the east side of my spring branch down to the river unto my sons Nicholas, Thomas, Charles and Abner equally, my son Nicholas having his choice either of the mannor house and plantation or where he now lives.
To my sons Benjamin and Joseph all that lower tract I purchased of Mr. Nicholas Battaile and the lands I purchased of Mr. Rowland Thomas awith a water mill on the river to be equally divided, including the mill on my son Benjamin's lot.
My executors to sell at publick auction the upper tract I purchased of the aforesaid Battaile and the monney to be equally divided between my daughters Elizabeth and Frances.
Unto my children Benjamin, Thomas, Charles, Joseph, Abner, Jane, Betty, Mary and Frances all my slaves and personal estate already had a Negro given him.
My grandchildren by my daughter Ann may be educated by my executors out of the profits of my estate.
If any of my sons to whom I have given lands should die before they arive to the age of twenty one years or marrys, their part be equally divided among the surviving brothers to whom I have given any lands.
My two sons Nicholas and Benjamin executors.
(signed) Benja. Porter.
Wit: Geo. Taylor, James Taylor, George Taylor Junr., Jonathan Taylor.
Since mking the above will I have executed deeds to my sons Nicholas and Thojmas for their part of my lands. 25 Aug. 1761.
(signed) Benja. Porter.
Wit: Geo. Taylor.
26 Nov. 1761. Presented into Court by Benja. Porter. Proved by Geo. Taylor, James Taylor and Jonathan Taylor.
Benja. with Johnny Scott his security entered into bond.
[Orange County Virginia Will Book 2, 1744-1778, Dorman, pg. 63-4].


Pages 321-22. Benjamin Porter. Inventory. 18 Feb. 1762.
Made in obedience to order of 26 November 1761. No total valuation; includes seven slaves valued at £360.
Alexr. Waugh
Benja. Hawkins
Frans. Moore.
25 Feb. 1762. Returned.
[Orange County Virginia Will Book 2, 1744-1778, Dorman, pg. 63-4].

Children

Children The following children (marked with an "*" are identified in Benjamin's will; There are numerous other persons identified as his children in various genealogical treatments of this family. The latter children are considered dubvious at best, and are identified for reference purposes in the lower section of this table.
Name DOB POB DOD POD Spouse DOM POM Dispersion and Notes
Ambrose Porter est. 1728, poss. Orange County, VA 18 JUN 1773 Identified as "my eldest son" in father's will
Nicholas Porter est. 1730, poss. Orange County, VA 16 December 1793 Wilkes County, Georgia Date and place of death from IGI submission
Thomas Porter NOV 1731, Prob. Orange County, VA 19 September 1817 *
Elizabeth Porter 27 February 1733/34, Orange County, VA 07 October 1807 *
Charles Porter 1735, Orange County, VA 5 March 1791, Orange County, VA *
Anne Porter 31 MAR 1739, Orange County, VA May have died prior to her father's will, father mentioned "My grandchildren by my daughter Ann may be educated by my executors out of the profits of my estate".
Benjamin Porter 1741, Prob. Orange County, VA likely after 1775 * Commonly said to have died young, but was named as co-executor in his father's will and left as follows: To my sons Benjamin and Joseph all that lower tract I purchased of Mr. Nicholas Battaile and the lands I purchased of Mr. Rowland Thomas awith a water mill on the river to be equally divided, including the mill on my son Benjamin's lot., also he presented his father's will in Court on 26 Nov. 1761 and appears to be the Benjamin Porter listed in several records in Orange County, Vurginia thru 1775. His fate after that date appears to be unknown.
Joseph Porter 1743, Prob. Orange County, VA  !---DOD ---> *
Abner Porter 25 JUN 1743, Orange County, VA 27 APR 1814 *
Frances Porter 1747, Orange County, VA ABT 1779 *
Jane Porter 1749, Prob. Orange County, VA *
Mary Porter 1753, Orange County, VA * identified as "Betty" in will
Children The following children are commonly identified as children of Benjamin and Ann, but are not mentioned in Benjamin's will. It is likely that they are spuriously identified as this couple's children.
Name DOB POB DOD POD Spouse DOM POM Dispersion and Notes
Patrick Porter 1737 Susannah Walker Not included in Will
William Porter 1737 Not included in will



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