Person:William Hughes (1)

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William Hughes
d.bef. 9 June 1767 Hampshire County, Virginia
  1. William HughesABT 1691 - bef 1767
m. 12 NOV 1713
  1. Sudnah 'Sudrah' Hughes1714 -
  2. Thomas Henry Hughesabt 1717 - 1778
  3. William Hughes1723 - 1822
  4. Hugh Hughesabt 1728 - 1763
  5. Sarah Hughes1738 -
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Name William Hughes
Alt Name William Parsons hughes
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1691 of Chester County, Pennsylvania
Marriage 12 NOV 1713 Chester, Pennsylvaniato Mary Sudrah or Sidney Withers
Death? bef. 9 June 1767 Hampshire County, Virginia

Will Excerpts of William Hughes

Will of William Hughes dated Dec 31, 1762 and probated June 9, 1767.
This thirtifirst Day of December A.D. 1762 - I William Hughes of the County of Hampshire Colloney of Virginia ... and dispose of the same in the following manner and form:
Item I give unto my son Hugh Hughes one shilling sterling.
I give unto my son Thomas Hughes on shilling sterling.
I give unto my son William Hughes one shilling sterling.
I give unto my son Evan Hughes one shilling sterling.
I give unto my daughter Mary Anderson one shilling sterling.
I give unto my daughter Sudrah carpenter one shilling sterling.
I give unto my daughter Sarah Baker one shilling sterling.
I give and bequeath unto my son Ellis Hughes and to his heirs forever all my estate both real and personal whereas I Bequeath to pay all my just debt and funeral charges and what I ellow the other children out of my estate.
My son Ellis Hughes and John Waite to be my executors of this my last will and testament ..
(signed) William Hughes (his mark).


Notes

William Hughes was born in the late 1600's in VA or PA and died in 1767 in Hampshire Co., VA His will was probated 9 Jun 1767. William settled on a tract of land on the Great Cacapon river. This tract was surveyed by George Washington and the grant from Lord Fairfax was dated 8 Apr 1752. This tract was within the boundaries of Hampshire Co., VA In 1754, the French and Indian War began and William enlisted in the VA militia. On the occasion of George Washington's retirement as Commander of VA troops on 27 Dec 1758, an address of appreciation was signed and delivered by the officers of the Regiment.


Citations

http://www.changesurfer.com/Family/PS07/PS07_291.htm