Person:Nicholas Lafon (2)

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Nicholas Lafon
b.abt. 1720 France
m. bef. 1718
  1. Nicholas LafonAbt 1720 - 1749
  2. Francis LaFon, III1721 - 1775
m. abt. 1738
  1. Hannah LafonAbt 1738 -
  2. Richard LafonAbt 1742 -
  3. Mary Lafon1744 - 1809
  4. Elizabeth LafonAbt 1746 -
Facts and Events
Name Nicholas Lafon
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt. 1720 France
Marriage abt. 1738 to Elizabeth Sthresthly
Death[1] 1749 Tappahannock, Essex County, Virginia
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Descendants of Nicholas LaFon and Elizabeth Sthreshley.

    4. NICHOLAS4 LAFON (FRANCIS3, JAMES2, RENE1) was born Abt. 1720 in France, and died 1749 in Tappahannok Township, Essex Co. VA. He married ELIZABETH STHRESHLEY Abt. 1737 in Essex Co. VA Book: D 42, Page: 97, daughter of THOMAS STHRESHLEY and HANNAH. She was born 1719 in Essex Co. VA, and died in Essex Co. VA.

    Notes for NICHOLAS LAFON:
    November 2, 1803, William Sthreshley, of the first part, Lucy Sthreshley, his wife, of the second part, and Thomas Sthreshley, Daniel Preston and Nicholas Lafon, of the third part. The parties of the third part are herewith appointed and declared Trustees for the party of the first part and second part in order to carry this deed into effect. The following tract of 980 acres in Essex County, Virginia, and the negro slaves, Charles, Ishmael, Tom, Lewis, John, Samuel, George, Ambrose, Charles and Albert, Andrew, Tom. Jr., Edmond, Betty, Caty, Roses, Ursula, Celia, Rachael, Agga, Isham, have been lent to Lucy Sthreshley, party of the second part, by her former husband, for and during her life and to her use, and to enable her to maintain and educate her children by her said former husband, and in order to make full and ample provision for Lucy, now the wife of William Sthreshley, and in consideration of all that part of the profits of the said land and negro slaves heretofore received by William and applied to his own use, viz., the sum of 300 pounds and of which he is acquitted and hereby released forever, and for and in consideration of the right of dower which Lucy may have in any lands of the said William, which Lucy relinquishes and will relinquish when required, he, the said William has granted and confirmed by these presents to the parties of the third part all the right, title, property and interest of the said William, in and to the aforesaid land and negroes, and also two other negro men slaves, William and Elliott, and all the stock of furniture and farming utensils of the said William, as trustees for the sole and separate use and maintenance of Lucy and her children. William reserves to himself the sum of 10 pounds annually, to be paid out of the profits of the estate herein conveyed by the said trustees at the end of each year, with all the residue of the said profits to be paid to Lucy at the end of each year. Thomas G. Sthreshley, William Bohannon and Martha Sthreshley, witnesses. Recorded September 10, 1804.
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    Nicholas' estate was probated 1750 in Essex County, VA.
    His will was administrated on 17 Aug 1757 Essex County, VA

    The Lafon family were French Huguenots. It is family tradition that LaRochelle was their home in France.
    The earliest Lafon record found was the inventory of the estate of Nicholas Lafon in 1750 in Essex County, Virginia. (Torrence Wills and Administrators 1632-1800.) He must have died in or before 1750. The land tax records of King and Queen County, which adjoins Essex Co. on the south, show that Thomas Lafon, and Francis Lafon (under age) lived in King and Queen Co. in 1782 and 1783. The records also show that Wm. and Francis Lafon sold 417 acres in King and Queen Co. 1787-1792.

    Index to Marriages of Old Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia
    page 197
    1765,
    RENNOLDS, JOHN
    Married Elizabeth, widow of Nicholas Lafon
    Book: O 26,
    Page: 40


    Index to Wills and Administrations: CATALOG CARD

    NAME Lafon, Nicholas.
    DATE 1750.
    SOURCE Wills No. 8, 1744-1750 (Reel 44)
    p. 373-374. Gdn. bond for Hannah, Richard, Mary, & Elizabeth Lafon re. 16 Oct. 1750.
    NOTE Part of index to Essex County Wills and Administrations (1692-1800)
    PLACE Essex County (Va.)
    FORM Estate administration records. aat.
    COLLECTION Virginia wills and administrations.

    NAME Lafon, Nicholas.
    DATE 1750.
    SOURCE Wills No. 8, 1747-1750 (Reel 44)
    p. 304-305. Adms. bond rec. 20 Mar. 1749.
    p. 323-325. Inv. & appr. rec. 15 May 1750.
    p. 395. Accounts rec. 18 Dec. 1750.
    NOTE Part of index to Essex County Wills and Administrations (1692-1800)
    PLACE Essex County (Va.)
    FORM Estate inventories. aat.
    COLLECTION Virginia wills and administrations.

    Index to Wills and Administrations: CATALOG CARD

    NAME Lafon, Nicholas.
    DATE 1750.
    SOURCE Wills No. 10, 1754-1757 (Reel 45)
    p. 154-155. Accounts rec. 21 June 1757.
    NOTE Part of index to Essex County Wills and Administrations (1692-1800)
    PLACE Essex County (Va.)
    FORM Estate inventories. aat.
    COLLECTION Virginia wills and administrations.

    Index to Wills and Administrations: CATALOG CARD

    NAME Lafon, Nicholas.
    DATE 1750.
    SOURCE Wills No. 11, 1757-1762 (Reel 46)
    p. 56-58. Accounts rec. 21 Feb. 1758.
    NOTE Part of index to Essex County Wills and Administrations (1692-1800)
    PLACE Essex County (Va.)
    FORM Estate inventories. aat.
    COLLECTION Virginia wills and administrations.

    Children of NICHOLAS LAFON and ELIZABETH STHRESHLEY are:
    6. i. RICHARD5 LAFON I, b. 1742, VA; d. VA.
    7. ii. HANNAH LAFON, b. Abt. 1738; d. 1771, South Farnham, Essex Co. VA.
    8. iii. MARY LAFON, b. 5 July 1744, Essex Co. VA; d. 1807, Woodford Co. KY.
    9. iv. ELIZABETH LAFON, b. Abt. 1750, VA; d. 1811, Essex Co. VA.

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