Person:John Fotsch (1)

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John Peter Fotsch
  • HJohn Peter Fotschabt 1709 - 1784
  • WAnna Meyerest 1719/20 - abt 1743
m. est. 1737
  1. Elizabeth Fudgeest 1737 - 1777
  2. Child Fudgeest 1739/40 - bef 1744
  3. Child Fudgeest 1740/41 - bef 1744
  4. Jacob Fudgeabt 1742 -
  5. Conrad Fudge1743 - bef 1782
  • HJohn Peter Fotschabt 1709 - 1784
  • WWidow UnknownEst 1700-1710 - abt 1744
m. abt. 1743
  • HJohn Peter Fotschabt 1709 - 1784
  • WKatrina Magertbef 1727 - after 1784
m. abt. 1745
  1. John Fudgeabt 1745 - bef 1818
  2. David Fudgeabt 1749 - 1782
  3. Anna Katherine Fudge1766 - 1839
  4. Barbara Fudgeabt 1773 -
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Name John Peter Fotsch
Alt Name John Peter Fotch
Alt Name John Peter Fudge
Alt Name John Fought
Gender Male
Birth? abt. October 1709 Hallau, Kanton Scaffhausen, Switzerland
Marriage est. 1737 prob. Switzerlandto Anna Meyer
Marriage abt. 1743 Germanyto Widow Unknown
Marriage abt. 1745 Augusta County, Virginiato Katrina Magert
Death? 23 August 1784 Rockingham County, Virginia

John Fotsch (Fudge) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • John Fudge acquired 236 acres of land "on Shanando River, patented to David Magart (Magot) and Daniel Weitreith, 1st June, 1741 and by them conveyed to John Fudge" on 15th August, 1764: "corner Hemburger's survey", (as listed in the dispositions below).
  • Page 182.--4th January, 1770. Francis Kirtley and Elizabeth to John Futch, £50, 210 acres, lower fork of Elk Run in a line of Earley's land. Teste: Jacob Bear, Conrad Futch, David Magert. Delivered: John Futch, November, 1776.
  • Page 44.--Patent to John Fudge 3d August, 1771; corner to Old Fudge.
  • Page 95.--17th July, 1777. William Hutchinson, of Greenbrier, in Botetourt, to John Fudge (delivered to your son, Conrad), 667 acres first surveyed for George Hutcheson and conveyed to him by Beverley 21st February, 1738, on Christian's Creek.
  • Page 200.--Patented to David, Margaret (??) and Daniel Weitreith 1st June, 1741, and by them conveyed to John Fudge, Sr., on Shanandore River. (confirms records below except the other records state that the original 1741 patent was to "David Magart (Magot)" and Daniel Weithreith).'


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 93.--__ _____, 1771. John Futch, Sr., and Katharine ( ) to John Futch. Jr., their son, £10, 140 acres, part of tract whereon John now lives, on Shanando River, patented to David Magart (Magot) and Daniel Weitreith, 1st June, 1741 and by them conveyed to John, Sr.; also 96 acres. part of a patent for 290 acres on north side Shanando, to John, Sr., 15th August, 1764: corner Hemburger's survey. Teste: Conrad Futch, Jacob Bare. David Magett. Delivered: John Futch. November Court. 1776.
  • Page 98.--__ _____, 1771. Same (From John Futch, Sr., and Katharine ( )) to Conrod Futch. £10, 140 acres on Shanando, part of patent to Magot and Weitreith, corner John Futch, Jr.; also 96 acres on Shanando, part of 290 acres above. Teste: Conrod Futch, Jacob Bare, David Magott.
  • Page 50.--17th May, 1785. John ( ) Fudge and Christian ( ) to Joseph Bell. Teste: Joseph Bell.

Records of John Fotsch (Fudge) in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1750 (B). - John Foutch vs. John and Daniel Maggit.--Chancery, Writ dated 9th February, 1749. In 1745 or 6, plaintiff bought 300 acres on South side Shenando from defendants, and now sues for title deed.
  • Vol. 1 - ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND PAPERS FILED IN THE COUNTY COURT. 1750. - List of tithables liable to work on road from Sherrendo River to top of Blue Ridge at Swift Run Gap. Petition of Hance Magard (Magot). James Urry, William Burk, Stephen Hansburger, Samuel Thornbill, John Fought, John Furniss, Little Partrick, Charles Cross, George Wanol, Jacob Miller, Henry Lung, Adam Miller, Jacob Coger.
  • Page 147.--5th April, 1751. Sale held of the estate of Jacob Pence, and settlement of estate by Peter Miller, executor of Val. Pence, who was executor of Jacob Pence, recorded 18th May, 1762. Sold to Henry Dooley, James Bartley, Wm. Craig, Jno. Fudge, James Downey, Joseph Wait, Repentance Townsend, Jacob Harman, Saml. Muncy, Robt. Hook, Danl. Love, David Loran, Wm. Beard, Johnston Hill, David Crighton; to cash. Paid Jno. Wright, Henry Perkey, Jno. Maggart, Andw. Faught, Jacob Pence. Nicholas Trout, Thos. Crawford, Archd. Huston.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1752. - (247) James Urrey, Steven Hans Burger, John Fought, Wm. Burk, Saml. Thornhill, John Fornice, Little Patrick, Jacob Miller and son, Adam Miller and son, Charles Cross, Henry Lung, Jacob Coger, George Warrell-to be added to Hans Magart's road hands on road from Shanando River to top Blue Ridge.
  • Page 358.--8th February, 1759. Vendue of John Wingord's (Vinegard) estate--To Henry Colar, Christopher Kishlinger, Christopher Wingord, Ludwick Francisco, Augustine Price, Tetrach Couch, Conrad Bloze, Frederick Ermantrout, Jacob Nicholas, Margt. Wilmouth, Brice Russell, Alvenus Byar, Jacob Parsinger, Charles Man, Nicholas Millberry, Jno. Craig, Danl. Price, Jno. Fuge, Jacob Man, Henry Perkey, Nicholas Null, Jas. Laird, Charles Ty (Fy?), Paslin Hover, Valentine Cough, Valentine Cook, Valentine Pence, Robt. Scott, Jacob Man, Stephen Conrad, Christian Tetrach, Valentine Butcher, Peter Herman, Wm. Beard, John Couch.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1766 (A). - Carpenter et als. vs. Fotch.--George Carpenter and Ann, his wife; Stephen Huntsberger and Ursilla, his wife; Mathew Heorce and Frances, his wife, daughters and co-heirs of John Shitly, deceased. John was a German, and died in Germany, leaving the above daughters, all infants, and ____ ____, his widow. The widow came to America with the children and married John Fotch before coming. She died at Plymouth on the passage over. John Shitly left no estate, but his father, Malchior Shitly, left estate. The Shitlys went from Switzerland to Holland, where they took ship. They landed in Maryland, intending to settle at Tulpahocken, in Pennsylvania. Fotch left Germany in 1744. Mathew or Martin Heorse (called both).
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1766 (A). Carpenter vs. Fonts (Fotch).--Chancery. Writ dated 24th November, 1763. Complainants are George Carpenter and Ann, his wife; Stephen Hantsberger and Ursilla, his wife; Matthew Hearce and Francis, his wife, daughters and co-heirs of John Shitley, deceased; that John Shitley was an inhabitant of the German Empire, where he died, having a small personal estate, leaving behind him your oratrices, then very young, and ____, his wife, mother of oratrices, and one of the defendants, who by the laws and customs of the empire, possessed herself of the small fortune of her husband. Shortly after the father's death, the widow, thinking to benefit herself and children, transported herself to America, bringing with her your oratrices and what remained of John Shitley's estate, amounting to near £100, Virginia currency, and some time after her arrival married John Fotch, the other defendant, who took possession of all the effects. That as your oratrices grew up, they intermarried (as above) and their husbands frequently applied to the said John Fotsch and wife for the parts due their wives, but obtained only £20 Pennsylvania Currency, £7 Virginia Currency, and 2 horses, worth £14, for which they gave receipt to Fotsch, expecting to receive the remainder in a short time, but now so it is, he refuses to pay them anything more. John Fotch's answer: He married the widow of John Shitley in Germany and not in America, and that on her passage to America she died at Plymouth. He never possessed himself of any part of Shitley's estate, for he died insolvent, except a few trifling bed clothes made use of by his children on shipboard, but he says the grandfather of oratrices, Malchia Shitley, left them goods and chattels which this defendant, marrying their mother, possessed himself of, and before he came to America sold for as much money as came to £67 Virginia Currency, of which defendant expended £8 for oratrices for provisions and carriage from Switzerland to Holland, where they took shipping, almost 300 miles. He also paid for their passage to America the sum of 16 pistoles, and provisions growing short on shipboard, he was obliged to expend 30 shillings. Having landed in Maryland and intending to settle at Tulpahocken in Pennsylvania, he spent £3, 15 for provisions and carriage to that place. That he left Germany in 1744, and about 2 or 3 years after he came to this country he advanced to oratrices £25 in Virginia Currency, and two mares of the price of £14, 10. That lately, on 31st March, 1762, he and omplainants came to a final settlement and defendant agreed to settle with them £42. Augustine Price deposes before Felix Gilbert: That is March, 1762, in company with George Carpenter, John Fetch and others, Carpenter and Fetch agreed to leave their dispute to Jacob Pershinger, Jacob Nicholas and Daniel Price, but they could not agree, when they came to an agreement themselves, the only question remaining whether Virginia or Pennsylvania Currency. Daniel Price deposes the same. Jacob Miller deposes: That being at the house of John Fetch some time in March, 1749, he heard George Carpenter ask three Gerles, that were heirs to the estate of _____, if they were satisfied with what they had received. Jacob Pershinger deposes like Augustine Price. Barbary Miller deposes, that being in company with Usley Shutling in 1750, Usley said she had received a mare and some clothes, and was well satisfied.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 23, 1767. - (453) Witnesses: Jacob Arckenbright, John Fudge, Samuel Maggott.
  • Page 31.--2d April, 1768. William ( ) Bohannon (Buchanan) and Ruth ( ) to Francis Kirtley, £30, 200 acres, corner said Kirtley, foot of Blue Ridge. Teste: Jacob Nicholas. Henry Tamewood, John Fudge.
  • Page 239.--17th August, 1769. Settlement recorded of estate of Stephen Conrad (Geo. Conrod, executor)--Paid, viz: Jacob Bear, John Fudge, Jno. Michl. Stophelmire, Mathias Kersh, Michl. Summy, Jno. Seller, Valentine Mitcher, Paul Lingal, Mauks Swadley, Jacob Archinbright, Peter Smith, Saml. Maggot, Michl. Shirley, Jacob Shell, Christian Pikle, Jacob Peters, Conrad Peterfish, George Fullingar, Geo. Mallo.
  • Page 538.--4th September, 1777. Philip Lingle's estate sold at vendue, to, viz--John Peters, Peter Coker, James Madey, Thomas Doolin, Jacob Hamer, Wm. Ludspicke, Peter Bronomer (Brunemer?), Henry Trusler, Augustine Price, Jr., Barbara Lingle, Bartholomew Aulter (Antler), Ab. Rew, Christian Teder, John Fudge.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 17, 1778. - (264) Christian Fudge, wife of John Fudge, relinquished dower in deed to Jeremiah Beesley.
  • Page 412.--18th September, 1783. Valentine Cloninger's will--To 1Nicholas Spring, tract purchased of Robt. Beverley; to Catherine Spring, daughter of Nicholas, tract adjoining above tract John Fudge's and Samuel Leeven's in Beverley Manor; to wife, Catherine, remainder of estate; to nephew. Philip Cloninger. Executors, wife, Thos. Bell, Peter Hanger. Teste: R. Madison, John Bosang, Jos. Buchanan. Proved, 19th May. 1784, by Madison and Bosang. Bell and Hanger refused to qualify. Catherine qualifies.