Person:Mary Scarborough (10)

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Mary Scarborough
m. ca 1690
  1. William ScarboroughAFT 1691 - 1736
  2. Edward Scarborough, Jr.AFT 1691 - 1742
  3. Mary Scarborough1695 - 1783
  • HDaniel DuggerBefore 1696 - 1773
  • WMary Scarborough1695 - 1783
m. Bef 20 Feb 1716/1717
  1. William DuggerBefore 1720 - 1773
  2. John DuggerBefore 1721 - 1803
  3. Benjamin DuggerBefore 1724 - After 1756
  4. Elizabeth DuggerBefore 1725 - After 1749
  5. Lydia Dugger1727 - Before 1762
  6. Henry DuggerBefore 1733 - 1806
  7. Sarah Dugger1735 -
Facts and Events
Name Mary Scarborough
Gender Female
Birth[2] ca 1695 Surry, Virginia, United States
Marriage Bef 20 Feb 1716/1717 Surry, Virginia, United Statesto Daniel Dugger
Death[3] 26 May 1783 Brunswick, Virginia, United States
Alt Death[1] 26 MAY 1783 Brunswick County, Virginia

Mary Scarborough married Daniel Dugger sometime prior to 20 Feb 1716/17 most likely in Surry Co., VA. On that date, Daniel Duggard and Mary his wife were listed as next of kin to Edward "Scarborow", deceased, and came into Surry court and made an oath that Edward had died without leaving a Will. (Surry Co, VA Court Orders 1713-1718 page 105)

On 3 Mar 1776 Mary Dugger was mentioned "for her maintenance" in the Parish Vestry book. (Bath Parish Register of Dinwiddie and St Andrew's Parish Vestry Book of Brunswick by William Lindsay Hopkins, 1989 - pg 96)

She was named again about a year later on 1 Apr 1777 for her maintenance again. (Bath Parish Register of Dinwiddie and St Andrew's Parish Vestry Book of Brunswick by William Lindsay Hopkins, 1989 - pg 97)

Mary made her Will on 27 Jan 1778 in Brunswick Co, VA. The Will was recorded over 5 years later on 22 Sep 1783 in Brunswick Co, VA Will Book 2 page 22:

In the name of God amen I Mary Duggar of the County of Brunswick being in perfect health of body and in perfect sense and memory thanks be to almighty, first and principally I give my soul to almighty my Creator, and Jesus Christ my redeemer fully trusting in their mercy for all my sins and for what Estate it hath God to bless me with in this life I give as is hereafter expressed secondly I give all my personal estate to my grandson Sterling Dugger and his heirs forever freely and graciously free from all incumberances hereafter. This 27th day of January 1778. Signed: Mary (her N mark) Duggar Signed sealed in presence of John Turbyfill James Duggar Sarah (her X mark) Duggar

For some reason, Mary didn't name any of her children. She left everything to her grandson Sterling Dugger, whom I believe is a son of Henry Dugger. I think that James Dugger who witnessed the will was also her grandson, and that Sarah was his wife.

John Turbyfill (a.k.a. Turbeville), the first witness, married a daughter of John Scarborough (born 1715; died Bet. 04 - 24 Jan 1815 [source: estate settlement])and Rachel Johnson: Nancy Scarborough (born c 1751; died Bet. 01 Feb 1816 - 1832). It is the witness of Mary's will by John Turbyfill that provides the tenuous connection of John Scarborough of Lincoln Co., NC to the family of Edward Scarborough (born c. 1666). It is speculated based on other deeds and wills concerning John Scarborough that John is the grandson of Edward (born c. 1666) through Edward's son, Edward (born c. 1700). If this speculation is accurate, then John Turbyfill is the husband of the grandniece of Mary Scarborough Dugger.

On 4 Mar 1778 Mary was again mentioned in the Parish records for an allowance. (Bath Parish Register of Dinwiddie and St Andrew's Parish Vestry Book of Brunswick by William Lindsay Hopkins, 1989 - pg 98)

She was listed again on 25 Sep 1778. (Bath Parish Register of Dinwiddie and St Andrew's Parish Vestry Book of Brunswick by William Lindsay Hopkins, 1989 - pg 99)

She was listed again on 5 Aug 1780 for the same reason. (Bath Parish Register of Dinwiddie and St Andrew's Parish Vestry Book of Brunswick by William Lindsay Hopkins, 1989 - pg 101)

By 1782 James Dugger was taking care of Mary Scarborough Dugger. I think she was his grandmother, but it is possible that he was her youngest child instead of a grandchild. In any event, he was given an allowance on 3 Jul 1782 for maintenance of Mary Dugger. (Bath Parish Register of Dinwiddie and St Andrew's Parish Vestry Book of Brunswick by William Lindsay Hopkins, 1989 - pg 101)

Mary Scarborough Dugger died on 26 May 1783 in Brunswick Co, VA. This date was given on the 20 Jun 1783 Parish record where James Dugger was given an allowance for maintaining Mary Dugger from 3 Jul 1782 "to the day of her death on 26 May 1783 and burying her". (Bath Parish Register of Dinwiddie and St Andrew's Parish Vestry Book of Brunswick by William Lindsay Hopkins, 1989 - pg 102)

Mary Dugger's Will was recorded on 22 Sep 1783 in Brunswick Co, VA. (Brunswick Co, VA Will Book 2 page 22)

Notes for Mary Scarborough: 2-22   27 Jan 1778 Mary DUGGER rec'd 22 Sep 1783 "In the name of God amen I Mary DUGGAR of the County of Brunswick being in perfect health of body and in perfect sense and memory thanks be to almighty, first and principally I give my soul to almighty my Creator, and Jesus Christ my redeemer fully trusting in their mercy for all my sins and for what Estateit hath God to bless me with in this life I give as is hereafter expressed secondly I give all my personal estate to my grandson Sterling DUGGER and his heirs forever freely and graciously free from all incumberances hereafter. This 27th day of January 1778. Mary (N) Duggar Signed sealed in presence of John TURBYFILL, James DUGGAR, Sarah (X) DUGGAR"

References
  1. Dugger Family Home Page accessed through Johnson County, Tennessee home page.
  2. This is an estimated birth year.
  3. Hopkins, William Lindsay Bath Parish Register of Dinwiddie and St Andrew's Parish Vestry Book of Brunswick. 1989, p. 102 Gives Mary's date of death.