Person:John Durrett (1)

  • HJohn DurrettAbt 1701 - 1773
  • W.  Mary (add)
m. Bef 1723
  1. Ann Durrett1723 -
  2. Elizabeth Durrett1727 - 1777
  3. Mary DurrettAbt 1728 - 1794
  4. Sarah Durrett1730 - 1784
m. 25 Nov 1748
Facts and Events
Name John Durrett
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1701 Middlesex, Virginia, United States[assumed age 22 at marriage]
Alt Birth? 1705 Middlesex, Virginia, United States
Marriage Bef 1723 to Mary (add)
Marriage 25 Nov 1748 Caroline, Virginia, United Statesto Catherine Goodloe
Death? 30 Jul 1773 Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States


Wife of John Durrett

Early records indicate that John Durrett's wife's name was "Mary", and it appears that he married Catherine Goodloe as his second wife in 1748 [Source needed]. Additional research is necessary.

Will Abstract

Will of John Durrett, Spotsylvania Co., dated 30 July 1773;probated 16 Feb 1775 Will Book E-1772-1798, pg 107.
Wit: Richard SHACKLEFORD, James WATKINS Ambrose SHACKLEFORD. Ex. son-in-law James WIGLESWORTH.
Leg. Son Richard DURRETT; daughter Ann LONG and her children Elizabeth, Agatha, Ann, Cathren and Susannah LONG; grandson Brumfield LONG; granddaughter Mary SKELTON; daughter, Elizabeth CHILES and her children Elizabeth, Harry, and James CHILES ; son-in-law James CHILES; son-in-law James WIGLESWORTH.

Deed of Gifts

Spotsylvania County Records , Page 294
Novr. 3, 1772. John x Durrett of Spts. Co. to his daughter Mary, wife of James Wiglesworth. Deed of gift. Slaves. Witnesses, James Watkins, Nathan Hawkins. Novr. 20, 1772.

Spotsylvania County Records , Page 281
May 8, 1771. John x Durrett of Spts. Co. to his grandson, John Crutchfield, and grand-daughter, Agatha Crutchfield. Deed of Gift. Negro. :Witnesses, Edwd. Herndon, Jos. Herndon, Jas. Wigglesworth. No date of record (Crutchfield records show her name is Sarah)

Records in Virginia

4 June 1729 O.S., Page 321 On Petition of John Bush for himself and the rest of the Inhabitants of the Glady fork for a road from Capt. Jerimiah Clowders road to Mattapony Church over the bridge already built, is granted, and Edward ffranklyn is appointed overseer thereof, And Ordered that all the male Labouring tithables belonging to John Durrett, Walter Butler, Nathaniel sanders Quarter, James Garnets Quarter, Joseph [blank in book], Richard Jones, assist.
4 November 1729 O.S., Page 356

On petition of Edward ffranklyn to be discharged from being overseer from Capt: Jerrimiah Clowders road to the church on the river Ny is granted and Ordered that John Durrett do Serve in his room--

Spotsylvania County Records , Page 142
July 6, 1736. Joseph Brock of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., Gent., to John Durett of sd. county and parish, planter. 64 a. in Par. and County afsd. part of pat. granted Larkin Chew, decd., June 4, 1722, and conveyed sd. Brock, as by Deeds, etc. Witness: Wm. Waller. July 6, 1736.

1 May 1738: Ordered that John Durrett be overseer of Bush's Road in the room of Abraham Mayfield "who is removed out of the County" [see Spotsylvania County VA Court Orders, 1738-1740, page 6].

On 14 Dec 1739 in Caroline Co. John DURRETT and Mary his wife acknowledge their deeds fo lease and release of land indented to " Barthw. DURRATT. ( J. F. .Dorman, CAROLINE COUNTY, VA., ORDER BOOK 1732- 1740, pt. 3 -Washington 1967-,p. 72) This may have been part of his 400 acre patent dated 29 June 1739 for land on the south side of Ta River.

Virginia Land Patent Book 18. pg. 336 On 02 Sep 1742 John DURRETT and Mary his wife of St. George Parish, Spotsylvania County, VA. sold for 20 pounds 200 acres of land in St. Marks Parish, Orange Co., being one-half of a tract patented to John 08 Sept. 1732.

The 1745 patent to John Durrett of 400 acres on the branches of the river Ta, a branch of Mattapony River, beginning and extending in Joseph Brocks line a corner to John Durrets land in sight of a parcel of pines on the upper side Black Rock Swamp ~ all in Spotsylvania County

Virginia Land Patent Book 14, pg 530; Orange Co., VA., Deed Book 8, pp 224-, recorded 23 Sept1742. On 14 Nov 1751, John DURRETT and Mary his wife of Spotsylvania Co. sold for 40 pounds 390 acres, all of a patent to John dated 05 Aug 1731. Virginia Land Patent Book 14. p251; Culpepper Co. VA. Deed Book A. p 437.

Found in the Virginia Genealogist 1971, v. 15, #1
Durrett Family
A John Durrett had a wife named Mary and by land records prove she was living before and after 1748 when Henry Goodloe died leaving Catharine wife of John Durrett in will. John and Mary's children by will are Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary who married ca 1751 James Wigglesworth. Ann, Richard

Book: D1/2, Page: 301, Grantor: John Durrett, Grantee: , Date: 15-May-1768 Louisa Co., VA
I John Durrett of Spotsylvania Co. for the trust and confidence that I have in James Chiles of sd. Co. do constitute and appoint him to be my lawful attorney to demand and receive of any person or persons as well in the sd. colony of Virginia as in any other of his majesties colonies dominions or provinces a certain Negro boy slave named Kitt now said to be in the possession of Gibson Jones in one of the Carolina Provinces. In case Negro Kitt shall not be delivered up for my use, I impower sd. Chiles to sue the sd. person in whose possession the sd. Negro Kitt shall be 15 May 1768.

On Feb 20, 1766 John DURRETT of Spotsylvania County and Richard DURRETT of Albemarle County gave George MARTIN of Albamarle Co. a slave girl Delphia. After the death of George MARTIN, the slave and her increase were to be divided between Sally and Susannah MARTIN, daughters fo George MARTIN "by his last wife Molly".- Albarmarle Co., VA., Deed Book 4, p234, recorded 4 July 1766.

General: Deed Book G. 1766-1777 pg. 266 - May 29, 1769 John DURRETT and James CHILES of St. George Parish., Spts Co., and Elizabeth, wife of sd James CHILES to Abram LAREW of New East Jersey. 90 pounds curr. 233 a. in St. George Parish, Spts Co., part of a pat granted sd John DURRETT. Witnesses, James WIGGLESWORTH, Junr. , Mary LONG. June 5, 1769.

May 29, 1769. John X Durrett and James Chiles of St. Geo. Par., Spotsylvania Co., and Elizabeth, wife of sd. James Chiles, to Abram Larew of New East Jersey. £90 curr. 233 acres in St. Geo. Par., Spotsylvania Co., part of a patent granted sd. John Durrett. Witnesses: James Wigglesworth, John X Ralney, Jno. Wigglesworth, junr., Mary Long. June 5, 1769. [Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800: Being Transcriptions from the Original Files, pg. 266]

Deed Book G. pg 266 June 5, 1769 John DURRETT, James WIGGLESWORTH and Mary, his wife, of St George's Par., Spts.Co., to Abram LAREW of New East Jersey. 34 pounds curr. 340 St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., part of pat granted sd DURRETT, Witnesses, James CHILES, Mary LONG. June 5, 1769.