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Re: Mary Taliaferro married Henry Johnson
Posted by: NS (ID *****6357) Date: April 20, 2009 at 00:23:26
In Reply to: Re: Mary Taliaferro married Henry Johnson by Henry Taliaferro of 1637

You say "I must confess that I have never seen the will of Henry Johnson, which seems a likely place for the name to appear."

Here is Henry's will. Notice also son Peter of Andrew Bourne & Christian Unk was a wittness to Henry Johnson's will. Peter being a brother to John Bourne +Elizabeth Johnson. As always comments, corrections, feedback welcome

3rd child Robert Taliaferro1 & Katherine Dedman Grymes
Mary Taliaferro B Essex VA D aft 1703
+ Henry JOHNSON ABT 1667 B: Abt 1648 England will Dated 30 Oct. 1702. Prob. 10 June 1703 Gloucester Co VA
Henry Johnson was doubtless one of the individuals brought over by Robert Taliaferro

Will of Henry Johnson of St. Marys Parish, Essex Co Va planter. Dated 30 Oct. 1702. Prob. 10 June 1703.
To son Richard 400 acres "I now live upon".
To dau Ann plantation Robt Bent lives on.
To dau Katherine 100 acres "the backwardest part of the tract".
To son Richd the 3 1/4 acres bought of Capt Battaile. (Prob a mill)
Personal estate to be div among 4 children, Richard, Sarah, Katherine and Anne, "and my wife", daughter Elizabeth having had her part.
To be delivered to heirs when at age or marriage.
Henry Johnson
Wit: James Harrison Autom Labrie (sic)
Peter X Bourne *** he is the brother to John md Elizabeth Johnson
Proved by oaths of James Harrison and Antoni Labrie.
Rec. 10 July 1703.
Source: Fleet, Beverley, Essex County records, 1703-1706
Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1961, 111 pgs.

Essex Co , Deed Book 11, pg. 25, Deed of Gift, 25 Jul 1695. Henry Johnson is intended to marry "gives his four daus, all under 21, personal property, Elizabeth the eldest, Sarah the second, Catherine the third,
Ann the fourth and youngest dau."
Children Mary Taliaferro & Henry Johnson
1. Elizabeth Johnson
2. Sarah Johnson
3. Catherine Johnson
4. Ann Johnson
5. Richard Johnson

1Elizabeth Johnson B 1676 Rappahonock, VA
D 1760 Fredericksburg, Essex Co VA
+John Bourne b 1673 Rappahannock, VA D 1721 Essex Co VA
son of FATHER Andrew Bourne/Immigrant ancestor B 1650 England D abt 1695 Rappahannock Co VA MOTHER Christian

children inc:
John Bourne Jr B Sep/1707 Fredericksburg VA
[had son Francis>had son Daniel wrote the letter]
Christian Bourne dau b Abt 1708 Essex Co VA +William Tapp
Andrew Bourne B 1711 Fredericksburg Essex Co VA +Jane Morton
Sarah Bourne dau prob never md
Robert Bourne prob never md
Francis Bourne
Henry Bourne B Abt 1719 Essex Co VA +Ann Morton

"In 1734 John Bourne sold his farm near Fredericksburg VA and moved to Culpeper Co VA on the Rapidan River, with brothers Andrew and Henry.
On Aug 7, 1847, Daniel Bourne [son/o Francis] writing to his nephew Richard N. Young regarding the history of the Bourne family, writes as follows:

"About one hundred and ninety years ago (1657), my great grandfather Bourne with one brother and a sister came from England, and settled about six miles from the town of Fredericksburg in Virginia where he reared a family, and died. He left his place to my grandfather, John Bourne, where my father Francis Bourne was born. In the year 1734 when my father was only seven years of age, my grandfather sold his place near Fredricksburg, and moved to Culpeper County, about forty miles distant, and settled on the Rapidan River, it being then a frontier plain and abounding with wild game."

John and Andrew were in St. Marks Parish which soon became Culpeper County. They obtained land from the Spotswood estate (see Orange Co Deed Bk 5 p 210-218)
In the first deed dated 31 Mar 1742 John and his son Francis obtained 150 acres.
In the second deed on the same day, his brothers Andrew and Henry, also obtained 150 acres. This land became the base of the Bourne family in VA until the later move to Kentucky." source Jamie Wood

Source: Newman A. Hall: 30 Jan 1994 "By and large this is probably a valid record. On 26 Mar 1666 Robert Taliaferro and Lawrence Smith were granted 6300 acres on the Rappahonock River "about four miles above Ware Creek beginning on the east side of Snow Creek running up said River on the north side of said creek to a vale near the mouth of Nasaponuck (Massapomax) Creek. Among the 126 persons transported by the grantees to secure this grant were: Thomas Bone, Henry Johnson, James Harrison and John Gore (Gower)-all of whom will be mentioned subsequently. It is possible that Thomas Bone was a Thomas Bourne and could have been one of the Bournes mentioned in the referenced letter. The date is off by a few years, and a generation may have been skipped but this could well be expected. In any case the initial settlement of this Bourne Family cannot be conclusively established. However it is possible that the Bournes did come to this area earlier as reported.

In 1666 this area of settlement was in Rappahanock County. It became part of Essex when that county was formed in 1692. Spotslyvania was formed in 1720 with Snow Creek as the eastern boundry along the Rappahannock River. Long before this time the Taliaferro family had increased its land holding to include areas bordering Snow Creek on the east. Caroline County was formed from the upper part of Essex in 1728. This area has always been part of St, Mary's Parrish.

Andrew Bourne-father to John Bourne Sr +Mary Taliaferro
The earliest mention of an Andrew Bourne in Virginia records found so far is in Stafford Co VA Orders 1689-1690 Item 570 court held 10 March 1689- 90, where "George Luke makes suit that he had made an agreement on the fourteenth of October last with Andrew and John Bourne late of Plymouth, Devon in England to serve him for the full term of four years from April next ensuing in considering of paying their passage with their mother and one child more being the sum of five thousand pounds of tobacco---and forasmuch as the said Andrew and John Bourne did then at the time of drawing their indenture clandestinely steal away. George Luke--prays that an order for the said Andrew and John Bourne to serve according to the time profixed--."George Luke subsequently appears in the earlier records of Richmond County where he is referred to as "merchant of London". It is possible that Andrew and John completed their term of service with him in Richmond County and then moved across the Rappahanrock to Essex County where they then appear on record. This identification is plausible but not confirmed.

On 2 Oct 1700 (Richmond Co.,VA Court Orders) "Administration is granted to Christian Johnson upon all & singular the Estate of Andrew Bourne deced during the minorities of Peter Bourne". It is known that Peter Bourne was son of Christian who appears earlier in Richmond County records as Christian Bourne. This administration appointment strongly implies that she had been the wife of Andrew Bourne whose last appearance in records had been in Oct. 1695. (Richmond Co.,VA Court Orders 2 Oct 1695, will of Edward Price proved by John and Andrew Bourne.)

Widow, Christian Johnson, appointed administrator of estate 2 Oct 1700. Richmond Co. VA Court Order 2 Oct 17 : "Ordered that Mr. Richard Shippie, Mr. John Fisaker, Walter Francis or any two of them some time between this and the next Court held do meet and do inventory & appraise all & singular the estate of Andrew Bourne deced." The date of birth is based solely on the estimated date of birth of his son. It could be earlier but not much later.
Other references: The Bourne Family of Virginia by Richard Darden Bourne; Gilmore-Carter and Allied Families. Will of John Bourne II.source Jamie Wood

On Aug 7, 1847, Daniel Bourne [son/o Francis] writing to his nephew Richard N. Young regarding the history of the Bourne family, writes as follows:
John Bourne and Elizabeth resided in St. Mary's Parish, Essex Co, VA on 87acres of land formerly owned by his *brother-in-law Richard Johnson* >which indicated he is a brother to Elizabeth.
and which had also been owned by Charles Taliaferro and who continued to own contiguous property.

BIRTH of the children are taken from an abstract of Will, made by John Dorman and has the name of Francis in the place where James had been shown earlier and is thought to be correct per Edgar W. Bayliff, l-27-1994.

Sarah Bourne by tradition married John Morton s/o William Morton and Ann Batchelder, however this John Morton was born ca l727 and his widow, Sarah, died in Woodford County, KY ca l826. This unlikly chronology makes this speculation highly uncertain. Have good information that the wife of John Morton was Sarah Hawkins. Newman A. Hall says Sarah Bourne was not married.

In Orange Co. VA. Deed Book between pages 228 and 229 a sheet inserted contains two items. The first is an assignment dated 7 Mar 1743/4 of a 156 acre lease from William Minor to Robert Bourne.
The second is an item dated 20 Feb 1749-1750 witness by Robert Bourn and Sarah Bourn. No evidence exists to indicate that either Robert or Sarah were married, so these signatures are for brother and sister. Robert also appears in the Orange Co tithables in 1752 and Sarah in 1755 and 1756.

In the abstract of the will made in 1933 by Stout Lillard, an error was made to include another son James. The extract of the will by Dorman, above, shows the correct source: online tree of Norvan L. Johnson

Essex County Virgina Records 1717 -1722 pages 128-59
Will of John Bourne of the County of Essex and Parish of St. Mary's, being very sick and week in body, dated 23 Oct. 1720.
My loving wife Eliza Bourne executrix.
To my son John Bourne the plantation I now live on and all the land adjoining to it (that is meaning all the land I hold) but in case my son John dies without issue to my son Andrew Bourne, and if dies without issue to my son Robt. Bourne, but if he dies without issue to my son Francis Bourne and if he dies without issue to my son Henry Bourne and in case they all dye without heir to be equally divided between my two daughters Christian and Sarah Bourne.
To my loving wife Eliza Bourne, Negro Jack.
To my son Robt. Bourne, Negro Frank, but if he dies without issue to my son Andrew Bourne.
To my son John Bourne, Negro Jenny, but if Jenny bears a child or children, the first to my daughter Christain bourne, the next to my daughter Sarah, the next to my son Francis Bourne, the next to my son Henry Bourne.
To my wife Eliza Bourne a feather bed, bolster and pillows and rug, one blanket, a pair of sheets.
To my daughter Christain Bourne a feather bed, bolster and pillows and rug, one blanket, and a pair of sheets.
To my daughter Sarah Bourne a feather bed, bolster and pillows and rug, one blanket, and a pair of sheets.
To my daughter Christian Bourne my skew bald mare and the colt that is now with her.
To my daughter Sarah Bourne my raw noze mare and the mare colt that in now with her.
To my son John Bourne a bay mare with a small starr in her forehead branded with IR (note the R was upside down)
To my son Robert Bourne a bay mare which is now in John Foxes pasture (branded with 3)
To my son Andrew Bourne a young horse branded with a cross.
To my son Francis Bourne a gray mare colt now running with my old mare.
To my son son Henry Bourne a young black mare colt with some white in her face.
All the rest of my estate to my loving wife Eliza Bourne.
My children shall not make any demand or enjoy these legacies givin them till they attain the age of twenty one years or day of marriage.
John Bourne
Wit: Edwd, Price, *Richard Johnson*, Robert (R) Bourne.
20 June 1721. Presented in Court by Eliza Bourne, executrix. Proved by Edward Price and Richard Johnson* son/o Henry Johnson/Mary Taliaferro

CHILDREN Elizabeth Johnson & John Bourne Sr
1. John Bourne B Sep/1707 Fredericksburg, VA D 1774 Culpeper Co vA
+1 Sarah Ramsey
+2 Ellen Davis
Child John Bourne Jr
Francis Bourne b. 12/Sep/1727 father of the Daniel Bourne who wrote the letter to his nephew in 1847
son/o Francis Bourne
>>Daniel Bourne

"In 1734 John Bourne, Jr. sold his farm near Fredericksburg VA and moved to Culpeper Co, VA on the Rapidan River, with brothers Andrew and Henry. Son Francis went to Kentucky in 1783-84 and led the "300" to KY in 1789 in Fayette Co. in the fall of the year. They suffered extreme hardships both going and after their arrival. Story by Daniel Bourne as told by father, Francis s/o John, Jr.
John and Andrew were in St. Marks Parish which soon became Culpeper County. They obtained land from the Spotswood estate (see Orange Co Deed Bk 5 p 210-218) In the first deed dated 31 Mar 1742 John and his son Francis obtained 150 acres. In the second deed on the same day, his brothers Andrew and Henry, also obtained 150 acres. This land became the base of the Bourne family in VA until the later move to Kentucky."
source Jamie Wood

2. Christian Bourne Abt 1708 Essex Co VA
HUSBAND William Tapp
1. Ann Tapp
2. Alice Tapp
3. Elizabeth Tapp
4. Sarah Tapp
5. Mary Tapp
6. Lewis Tapp
7. Vincent Tapp
8. William Tapp

3. Andrew Bourne B 1711 Fredericksburg, Essex Co VA D 18 Jan 1790 Culpeper Co VA
WIFE Jane Morton b. Abt 1725
Andrew Bourne lived in Culpeper County near the Rapidan River between Racoon Ford and the Madison County line. He obtained a land grant 11 Jun 1749 in the Great Fork of the Rappahannock River adjoining the land of his brother-in-law William Tapp in Culpeper County. There is no record of the birth dates of any of his children.
Will dated 22 Aug 1788, recorded 18 Jan 1790, Culpeper County, VA, Will Book C p 357. Estate inventory recorded 18 Aug 1790. Complete transcript of will available in file. Source p.152, The Virginia Genealogist, Vol 6 "Andrew Bourne, Senr., Orange, L104.3.11 by account Fredericksburg Store, William Cunningham & Co. He died during the war and left a good estate. His Acting executor is William Morton, now of Orange Co. "This from British Merchantile claims per treaty agreement, Reports of Wm. W. Hening. 15 June 1802.
Andrew Bourne's will names wife Jane [MORTON] and
these people:
1. Children of my daughter Elizabeth Hawkins, deceased (had m.William Hawkins, son of Benjamin Hawkins & Sarah Willis)
2. Daughter Ann Hawkins (m. Benjamin Hawkins, s/o Benjamin Hawkins & Sarah Willis)
3. Sarah Price (m. Col. John Price)
4. Jane Hawkins (m. James Hawkins, another son of Benjamin Hawkins & Sarah Willis).
5. Frances Newman (m. Reuben Newman, s/o Thomas Newman & Elizabeth Morton)
6. Judith Zimmerman (m. Frederick Zimmerman 14 June 1784, Culpeper)
7. Polly Bourn (m. George Newman in Culpeper, 10 SEP 1790, after the will was drawn)
8. Andrew Bourn, (m. Elizabeth Robertson)
9. William Bourn (m. Mildred Helm, lived in Frederick Co.)
Executors were William Morton and William Pannill. Witnesses were John Bourn, Benjamin Thornton, Reuben Newman and William Bourn
source Jamie Wood

1. Sarah Bourne b. Abt 1739
2. Ann Bourne b. 7/Mar/1742
3. Elizabeth Bourne b. Abt 1745
4. Frances Bourne b. Abt 1752
5. William Bourne b. Abt 1759
6. Francis Bourne b. Abt 1761
7. Andrew Bourne b. Abt 1763
8. Jane Bourne b. Abt 1765
9. Judith Bourne b. Abt 1766
10.Mary "Polly" Bourne b. Abt 1770

4. Sarah Bourne prob never md
5. Robert Bourne prob never md
6. Francis Bourne
7. Henry Bourne B Abt 1719 Essex Co VA D 15/Oct/1787 Fayette Co KY
WIFE Ann Morton b. Abt 1725
There is no will or probate record in Orange Co. VA for the settlement of Henry's estate. Kentucky tax records indicate that Henry came to Kentucky with his sons by 1790. He appears in the 1789 Tax Records for Fayette County but not thereafter. This suggests that he died about that time.
Ed Baliff research in Virginia: "Ann Miller, of Orange County Historical Library, said that the Bournes bought or leased lands from the Spotswood Estate along the Rapidian River just west of the old Orange Co. Court House located on the south side of the Rapidian. The location is in the area of the intersection of County Road 522 and 636. County Road 636 was designated as th River Road and said it was the road the Bournes traveled 200 years ago."
Henry appears in 1787 Orange Co. Va. Tax List along with James, John, Reuben, Thomas and William (alphabetical listing). In the actual listing it is noted that Henry is charged with the tax for Thomas and Reuben-thus they were dependant on him but over 21.
source Jamie Wood
1, Andrew Bourne
2. Thomas Bourne
3. Susan Bourne
4. Frances Bourne
5. John Bourne
6. William Bourne
7. James Bourne
8. Elizabeth Bourne
9. George Bourne
10. Elijah Bourne

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