b.WFT Est 1690-1705
Facts and Events
||WFT Est 1690-1705
||to Mary Rucker
William O'Friel was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- 1746, November 14th--Wm. Offal, 400 acres near John Rodgers, on Crooked Run, South River; 400 acres near Chas. Crosson's, on Naked Creek; 400 acres on Naked Creek; 400 acres, Fairfax line. Timber Ridge and Holdman's Creek.
Records of William O'Friel in Orange County, VA
- George Home vs. John Garth. Promissory note of John Garth of Spotsylvania County to George Home of same for 367 pounds of tobacco on demand, 9 9br [Nov]. 1734. Wit: Jno. Vawter, William Offill. [Orange County Virginia Judgements - 1736, Dorman, pg. 86].
- Pages 251-54. [250 blank]. 20-21 March 1737. Wm Pierce of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, to Wm. Rucker of same. Lease and release; for £7.10. - current money. 100 acres, by patent, in the fork of Rappidan River... in a line of pattent granted to John Rucker... corner to John Rucker and William Eddins... corner to George Essome... Thomas Rucker's lines... (signed) William (W) Pierce. Wit: William Henderson, William Offill. 23 Marcy 1737. Acknowledged by Wm. Pierce.
- Pages 47-49. Bond of William Jackson, Wm. Offill and James Dyer unto Goodrich Lightfoot, Gent., justice. For £100. 25 May 1738. William Jackson is admr. of John Beeswell. (signed) William Jackson, Wm. Offill, James Dyer. 25 May 1738. Ack and admitted to record. [Orange County Will Book 1, Dorman, pg. 9].
- Pages 299-300. Will of Peter Rucker of St. Marks Parish in the County of Orange, planter, being weak in body, dated 18 Jan. 1742/3.
- I lend unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Rucker all my estate both real and personal during her natural life and after her decease to be divied in the following manner.
- Unto my beloved daughter Margrett Tinsley and my son in law Isaak Tinsley a Negro boy named Yorkshier.
- To my beloved son Ephraim Rucker a Negro girl named Fillis.
- To my beloved daughter Ann Cook and my son in law Shem Cook an Negrow girl named Jeney.
- All the remainder of my estate to be sold at publick [a]uction to the highest bidder on six months credit. The money to be equally divided amongst by beloved children by name as followeth Thomas Rucker, Elizabeth Pearce, William Rucker, Mary Offell, James Rucker, Ephraim Rucker and Ann Cook.
- My beloved sons James Rucker and Ephrim Rucker executors.
- (signed) Peter (R) Rucker
- Wit: Wm. Jackson, Wm. Offill, Micl. Holt.
- 23 Feb. 1743  Presented in Court by James Rucker and Ephrem Rucker who gave bond with Michl. Hold, George Holt and Richd. Mauldin Junr. securities. Proved by Wm. Jackson and Michl. Holt. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 1, Dorman, pg. 56]. (Note: William O'Friel married Peter Rucker's daughter Mary, as shown in Peter Rucker's will above).
- Pages 175-78. 23-24 March 1742 . Wm. Rucker of Orange County to Michael Holt of same. Lease and release; for £20 current money. 100 acres in the fork of Elk Run... Wm Offill's line... Michl. Holt's line... head of a muddy branch... line of John Rucker... (signed) Wm. Rucker. 24 March 1742 . Acknowledged by William Rucker. Honour wife of William relinquished her right of dower. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 7, Dorman, pg. 49].
- Pages 151-52. John Bush. Estate account. Philip Bush, administrator. Receipts from Mr. James Barbour. Philip Bush says that Mr. Geo. Morton says that there is between 30 and 40 shillings due him from the estate. Payments made to Thomas Stanton, Mr. John Nicholas, William Offill (for plank for coffin), Mickl. Holt, William Henderson, David Bruce, William Crawford. 2 June 1750. Philip Bush made oath before Henry Downs. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 2, Dorman, pg. 33].
- Page 349. Martha Taylor. Estate account. George Taylor, executor. Payments made to Mr. Shepard, --- Offel, Burges and daughter, Jos. Rogers, Nicho. Porter, Willm. Mallory, Dr. Heath and for shipping one hogshead to Gildart. Receipt from E. Taylor. 25 May 1764. Returned. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 2, Dorman, pg. 33].
Information on William O'Friel
There was a Joseph Payne in Orange County that married a Phoebe (perhaps O'Friel), who is most likely releated to William O'Friel:
We have now concluded that Joseph is indeed the descecndant of both Thomas Warren and Barnett Payne and this is also shown by the names of his children whom he named after members of both of these families. One other point to be made is the maiden name of Phoebe. For many years it has been stated the her maiden name was "Offill" based on information seen in some unnamed and forgotten book where a brother of Phoebe stated that she married Joseph Payne. After lenghly research we have never found this book but living near the Warren and Payne families in Spotsylvania County is the family of a William Offill and there are several court records where all these names are found together in regards to other matters of the County. With the fact that so many of Joseph's descendants never found it necessary to actually have their marriages recorded, it is quite possible that they got this idea from Joseph and Phoebe and because Joseph's mother was never married.
Generation No. 1
1. Joseph Payne, born Abt. 1725 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia; died 24 Sep 1803 in Bedford County, Virginia. He was the son of 2. Thomas Warren and 3. Susannah (Ann) Payne. He married (1) Phoebe ______. She died Bef. 27 Jun 1803 in Bedford County, Virginia.