Person:Francis Triplett (8)

Watchers
Francis Triplett
b.1704
d.bef. 22 November 1758 Fairfax County, Virginia
m. JAN 1701/02
  1. Francis Triplett1704 - Bef 1758
m. bef. 1730
  1. William TriplettAbt 1730 - Abt 1782
Facts and Events
Name[1] Francis Triplett
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1704
Marriage bef. 1730 Richmond County, Virginiato Elizabeth Browne
Death[1] bef. 22 November 1758 Fairfax County, Virginia[Will Proven]

Early Land Acquisition in Virginia

Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:

  • E-314: Francis Triplet of Prince William Co., 505 acres in said County on Goose Creek. Surv. by Mr. John Awbrey. On Painter's Skin Cabbin Branch. 29 Aug. 1741.[Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694-1742, Vol. 1, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 136].


Records in Virginia

  • E-319 - Nathaniel Brown of Westmoreland Co., 303 acres in Prince William Co. on Goose Creek adj. James Wiatt, Amos Janney & Joseph Garret, Jeffry's Branch, Francis Triplet. Surv. by Mr. John Awbrey. 2 Sept. 1741. # [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694-1742, Vol. 1, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 137].
  • E-398: Nathaniel Brown of Prince William Co., 303 acres in Prince William Co. Surv. by Mr. John Awbrey. On Goose Creek adj. James Wiatt, Amos Janney, Joseph Garret, on Jeffry Branch, Francis Triplet. 19 Jan. 1741. "entered fol. 319 by mistake here entered". [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694-1742, Vol. 1, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 140].
  • E-448: William Nichols of Prince William Co., 480 acres in said Co. adj. land surveyed for said Nichols & Francis Triplet & John Chattin. Surv. by Mr. William West. On Goose Creek. 17 Apr. 1742. # [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694-1742, Vol. 1, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 143].
  • E-450: Mr. Thomas Robinson of King George Co., 570 acres in Prince William Co. on North Branch of Goose Creek. Surv. by Mr. William West. Adj. Will'm Nichols & Francis Triplet, Col. Carter, Maj. Blackburn. 19 Apr. 1742. # [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694-1742, Vol. 1, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 143].

Notes

[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #1545, Date of Import: Nov 11, 1998]

Hugh French, Jr. was a strict but fair step-father to Mary's young son Francis Triplet. At age 16, Francis begged his step-father to let him go to sea, as his cousin, Francis, son of Thomas had done. Hugh found a sea captain named Ledwidge, who consented to take the boy on as an apprentice, the usual term being 7 years. Had Hugh known the character of Ledwidge, he never would have let the boy go with him. He was a brutal taskmaster and was supposed to give Francis training in seamanship, which he never did. After serving 5 years, he came home and apparently had all that he could endure. He was persuaded to go back and try again, but after nearly 2 years, he jumped ship and came home to find that his family had moved to Stafford Co. He made his way there and this time, Hugh allowed the boy, now a strong healthy young man to stay home. As he had not received the training on ship that was promised him, he turned to brick-laying. Francis still had the land that his father had left him in Rochmond Co. There he married Elizabeth Browne, daughter of Maxfield and Sarah Newman Browne. They were the parents of 9 children, 6 of them born in Richmond Co. He must have been searching for more land on which to raise his growing family, as he was in Brunswick Co., Va in 1738, but moved on to Fairfax Co. where in 1741, he patented 505 acres of land of GooseCreek. In 1751, Loudoun Co. was taken from Fairfax and the land of Francis then lay in the newly formed county. With the help of his 2 half grown sons, John then about 14 and Thomas, a little older, they set about clearing the land and building a house to live in the 16 brief years that were left of Francis Triplett's hard life. They had no near neighbors and if the children received any education, it was what the parents were able to give them. He signed a will 4 October, 1757 in Fairfax county which was still there when it was probated 22 November, 1758. An inventory was taken of his possessions in 1758 as follows: Wooden tables and benches, 2 bedsteads with feather beds and furniture, pillows, curtains, and linens. Another bedstead without canopy, 2 chests for clothing, 2 chairs, 3 tables, a candle box and case of bottles. The remainder of the inventory consisted of household articles and kitchen utensils, a brass warming pan, a copper still. The dishes were made of pewter. He had 4 books, 4 horses, 7 head of cattle and 14 head of hogs. Elizabeth had help also, 2 Negroes, Bess and her daughter Nan. In his will, Francis Triplet left 200 acres of land to his son Thomas, and the remaining 305 acres were to be split between William and Daniel. John had left home and perhaps was married, as he would have been about 30 years of age by then, he was left 5 shillings if called for. Mason was named Residuary legatee in the event that either of his brothers died without heirs. To his son Francis, he gave a negro woman named Bess after the death of his mother. The daughters were given minor bequests.

Descendants of the Triplett Families; Virginia, North & South Carolina; 1982; Crown Printing, Fullerton, CA.; by Mrs. Hortense E. Abbot

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mike Flanagan - published in CD issued by Brøderbund Software, Inc. World Family Tree Vol. 5, Ed. 1. (Release date: August 22, 1996)
    Tree #1545.

    Date of Import: Nov 11, 1998