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Re: Will of John Boush - Norfolk (City), Va.
Posted by: Carol Sikes (ID *****5407) Date: March 13, 2004 at 17:25:21
In Reply to: Will of John Boush - Norfolk (City), Va. by Carol Sikes of 15

Further information on this John Boush follows. Please bear in mind that it is taken from secondary sources that do not rely in depth on original documents as proof. It is to be used as a guideline that needs to either be proved or disproved.

From the book, "History of the Boush-Tazewell-Waller House"
by C.W. Tazewell:

"Norfolk's oldest home, the Boush-Tazewell-Waller House (built between 1779 and 1783) is the first private residence constructed after the burning of Norfolk in 1776 by Lord Dunmore. To give something substantial to his bride, Anne Waller, shipyard-owner and later mayor John Boush constructed a most sturdy house for her...."

From "The Tazewell House" by Harold P. Clark

"On New Years Day, 1776, the British bombarded the City of Norfolk and the city was totally destroyed by fires set by the Americans. The people of Norfolk began rebuilding; but because of the continuing British activity blockading the port and the drain of the Revolutionary War, flimsy huts were all they could afford....

In 1779, John Boush, great-grandson of the first Mayor of Norfolk, Colonel Samuel Boush, commissioned the building of the house as a wedding present to his bride, Anne Waller. Colonel Samuel Boush was also Justice of Norfolk County, a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses and a church warden. He gave the land upon which Old Saint Paul's Church now stands.

John Boush's grandfather was Major Samuel Boush, a member of the Court of Norfolk County who served as sheriff of the county. He was also one of the first three trustees of Norfolk Academy, was an alderman in the original charter for the Borough of Norfolk and served as Clerk of Norfolk County from 1742 to 1753.

The father of John Boush, Samuel Boush III, was a clerk to the Honorable Thomas Nelson, Esq., U. S. Secretary of State. He was a signer of a protest against the Stamp Act as a member of the Sons of Liberty in 1776. This the Boush family and Waller families are the first connections with the house...

Two years after the house was completed, Anne Waller died, and John Boush then married Frances Moseley Mumford. John Boush died on 1791, and Frances Mumford inherited the house. She later married Conway Whittle, a Norfolk merchant and importer.....

GENEALOGY:(of John Boush)
Great, great grandson of Maxmilian Boush, Queen's Counsel
for Princess Anne, Norfolk and Nansemond; Queen's Attorney in famous trial of Grace Sherwood, "Princess Anne witch"; county surveyor; Lieut. Col. of Militia in the reign of Queen Anne; King's Counsel for Princess Anne and Norfolk Counties in reign of King George the First; represented Princess Anne County in House of Burgesses, 1710 to 1727.
THE RESEARCHER, p. 118.
Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL.D., ENCYCLOPEDIA OF VIRGINIA
BIOGRAPHY (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1915) Vol. I, p.
191

Great grandson of Col. Samuel Boush, named in Charter as the first Mayor of Norfolk, appointed by the Crown; Justice of Norfolk County from 1691; member of House of Burgesses and churchwarden. Col Samuel Boush married Alice Mason, daughter of Col. Lemuel Mason, Burgess, and widow of William Porten, Clerk of Norfolk County.

Grandson of Major Samuel Boush, a member of the Court of
Norfolk County and served as Sheriff of the County; on of the first three trustees of Norfolk Academy; named as Alderman in the original charter for the Borough of Norfolk but did not qualify due to his election of the first Town Clerk of Norfolk Borough in 1736. He
served as Clerk of Norfolk County Court from June 18, 1742 to 1753
Ibid.

Son of Samuel Boush III (or Jr.), appointed Clerk by the
Honorable Thomas Nelson, Esq., Secretary of State, December 20, 1753. He was a signer of a protest against the Stamp Act as a member of the Sons of Liberty in 1766.
Ibid.

To get further details and see a family chart on the lineup of this family go to: http://users.visi.net/~cwt/btw.html

Carol


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