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WILLIAM MOUNTJOY  

Note:  The 2nd Governor of Kentucky , James Garrard, married Elizabeth Mountjoy who inherited several slaves which probably came with her into Kentucky.   Note the will of William Mountjoy.

Submitted by KAY WITHERS

 

 

COPIES OF EXTANT WILLS FROM COUNTIES WHOSE RECORDS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED BY GEORGE HARRISON SANFORD KING, FREDERICKSBURG, VA.

 

In the name of God Amen: I William Mountjoy of Stafford county and Colony of Virginia being in health and disposing memory and knowing the uncertainty of this life do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following;

IMPRIMIS: I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it me and my body to the Earth to be interred at the discretion of my Executors herein after named and concerning what temporal estate the Almighty has blessed me with I will and dispose of as follows.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son William Mountjoy my now dwelling plantation to contain two hundred acres of land.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Mountjoy two hundred acres of land at the lower end of my Tract joining the land of Edward Mountjoy and now in possession of my said son Thomas Mountjoy.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son John Mountjoy one hundred and Sixty one acres of land including my mill and my gun.

 

Item: I give and bequeath to my son Alven Mountjoy one hundred and sixth acres of land it being the part of my land whereon John Bruin lived to lay it off on the back line as near square as he can and to bind on my son John's line and a Negro named Joe.

 

Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Allen a Negro girl named Sall now in her possession and her present and future increase and a Negro boy named Hill, also a large copper kettle.

 

Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Garrard a Negro girl named Jude and a Negro girl named Sall with their present and future increase and a Negro boy named James.

 

Item: I give and bequeath to my son George Mountjoy all that tract of land lying in Fauquier county that I recovered of John Mauzy and Negroes Harry, Charles, Sue and Hannah and my silver Table Spoons.

 

Item: I give and bequeath to my son Edmund Mountjoy the remainder of my land lying on Licking Run in Fauquier county after 700 acres is laid off out of the tract to my two grandsons hereafter mentioned and Negroes Jerry, Will, Con, Frank, and Tom and also my Silver Tea Spoons.

 

Item: I will and bequeath to my grandson William Mountjoy, son of Edward Mountjoy, 400 acres of land Lying at the lower end of Licking Run Tract to include the Plantation whereon my son Edward Mountjoy lived.

 

Item: I will and bequeath to my grandson Edward Mountjoy, son of Edward Mountjoy, three hundred acres of land to be laid off from the end of the 400 acres of land already given to my grandson William Mountjoy.

 

Item: I will and bequeath to my granddaughter, Mary Mountjoy, daughter of Edward Mountjoy, two Negroes named Sarah and Peter.

 

Item: I will and bequeath to my granddaughter Mary Mountjoy, daughter of Thomas Mountjoy, and to my grandson William Mountjoy Allen and to my granddaughter Elizabeth Allen a young mare or horse each of them as they severally arrive to the age of sixteen years.

 

Item: It is my will that Sarah Mountjoy be in possession of the plantation whereon my son Edward Mountjoy lived and is now willed to William Mountjoy, during her widowhood.

 

Lastly I appoint my sons Thomas Mountjoy and William Mountjoy executors of this my last will and Testament. in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th day of September 1777.

William Mountjoy [ his seal]

Signed and sealed in Presence

of us

William Garrard

James Allen

Ann Mountjoy

Stafford Sct: October Court 1777

The aforegoing last will of William Mountjoy, Gent., was presented into Court by Thomas Mountjoy an executor therein named who made oath thereto according to law and being also further proved by the oaths of two of the witnesses thereto was ordered to be recorded and on motion of the said Thomas be performing what is usual in such cases certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

Teste

Henry Tyler CSC

 

The preceding will of Captain William Mountjoy [1711-1777], of Stafford county, was presented as evidence in a chancery suit which pended before the Fauquier County Superior Court of Chancery. This suit was designed to settle the claim of George Mountjoy, son of Captain William Mountjoy, to certain lands in Fauquier county which had been recovered by a suit of ejectment by Capt. Mountjoy from John Mauzy and which had been bequeathed by Captain Mountjoy to his son George by his last will. [notes of George Harrison Sanford King}

Notes for PHILLIS REILLY:

Her birth is recorded in St. Paul's Parish Register.

More About WILLIAM MOUNTJOY and PHILLIS REILLY:

Marriage: 1734

 

Descendants of William Mountjoy

1. WILLIAM4 MOUNTJOY (EDWARD3, THOMAS2, WILLIAM1) was born 11 Apr 1711 in STAFFORD CO VA, and died 27 Sep 1777 in STAFFORD CO VA. He married PHILLIS REILLY 1734, daughter of THOMAS REILLY and ELIZABETH. She was born 15 Nov 1717 in ST PAULS PARISH,VA, and died 04 Apr 1771 in STAFFORD CO VA.

 

Notes for WILLIAM MOUNTJOY:

Captain William Mountjoy was mentioned in the will of his maternal grandfather, George Crosby in 1731. He resided at "Locust Hill" in Stafford county and was a considerable landholder there and in adjoining counties

 

Children of WILLIAM MOUNTJOY and PHILLIS REILLY are:

i. EDWARD5 MOUNTJOY, b. 01 Jan 1735/36; d. Bef. 1777, FAUQUIER COUNTY, VA.; m. SARAH //////.

ii. WILLIAM MOUNTJOY, b. 28 Sep 1737; d. 14 Sep 1820, STAFFORD COUNTY, VA..

 

iii. THOMAS MOUNTJOY, b. 04 Oct 1739.

 

iv. JOHN MOUNTJOY, b. 25 Oct 1741, STAFFORD COUNTY, VA.; d. 03 Mar 1826, PENDLETON COUNTY, KY; m. MARY ANNE GARRARD, 29 Jul 1772, STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA; b. 11 Nov 1753, STAFFORD COUNTY, VA.; d. 13 Jun 1823, PENDLETON COUNTY, KY.

Notes for JOHN MOUNTJOY:

COLONEL MOUNTJOY WAS WITH GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON WHEN HE CROSSED THE DELAWARE RIVER TO SURPRISE THE HESSIAN FORCES.

More About JOHN MOUNTJOY and MARY GARRARD:

Marriage: 29 Jul 1772, STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA

 

v. MARY MOUNTJOY, b. 06 Nov 1743; m. //////////// ALLEN.

 

vi. ALVIN MOUNTJOY, b. 28 Jan 1745/46; d. 03 Nov 1827, PENDLETON COUNTY, KY; m. MARY EDWARDS, 02 Sep 1777, STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA; b. 13 Jul 1760, STAFFORD COUNTY, VA.; d. 16 Mar 1839, PENDLETON COUNTY, KY.

Notes for ALVIN MOUNTJOY:

ALVIN MOUNTJOY WAS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL TOWN PROPRIETORS OF FALMOUTH, KENTUCKY. HE IS BURIED ABOUT THREE MILES NORTHEAST OF FALMOUTH AT PENROD, NOW CONCORD, KY. HE WAS A LIEUTENANT IN THE THIRD BIRGINIA REGIMENT AND SERVED UNDER CAPTAIN WM. WASHINGTON, 1777 DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. HE WAS IN THE BATTLE OF PRINCETOWN, BRANDYWINE AND GERMANTOWN. AFTER THE REVOLUTION, ALVIN SERVED ON A COMMITTEE OF THREE TO SELECT THE FIRST SITE OF THE BOURBON COUNTY COURTHOUSE AT PARIS, KY.

BUILT AROUND 1790, THE ALVIN MOUNTJOY LOG CABIN IS FALMOUTH'S OLDEST STANDING RESIDENCE AND WAS THE CITY'S FIRST MEETING PLACE. A TWO-STORY STRUCTURE WITH A BASEMENT, TWO FIRST-FLOOR ROOMS AND TWO SECOND-STORY BEDROOMS, THE MOUNTJOY HOUSE HAS MADE INTERESTING AND COLORFUL HISTORY. THE CABIN'S FIREPLACES ARE BUILT OF NATIVE STONE FROM THE LICKING RIVER AND BRICK, AND THE ORIGINAL PINE FLOORS ARE NOW DARKENED WITH AGE. HUGE POPLAR LOGS STRETCH ACROSS THE ENTIRE FRONT.

IT WAS DESIGNATED A KENTUCKY LANDMARK IN 1982. ALVIN AND MARY MOUNTJOY, THE HOME'S BUILDERS AND FIRST RESIDENTS, WERE WELL-TO-D0 LANDOWNERS WITH NINE SLAVES, MAKING THEM THE SECOND-LARGEST SLAVEOWNERS IN THE COUNTY.

from FORKS OF THE LICKING PICTORIAL HISTORY OF PENDLETON COUNTY, KENTUCKY 1798-1993 published 1993

More About ALVIN MOUNTJOY and MARY EDWARDS:

Marriage: 02 Sep 1777, STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA

 

vii. GEORGE MOUNTJOY, b. 09 Sep 1748; d. 01 Jun 1756.

 

viii. ELIZABETH MOUNTJOY, b. 02 May 1751, STAFFORD COUNTY, VA.; d. 28 Aug 1832, BOURBON COUNTY; m. GOVERNOR JAMES GARRARD, 20 Dec 1769; b. 14 Jan 1748/49, STAFFORD CO VA; d. 19 Jan 1822, MOUNT LEBANON, BOURBON CO., KY..

Notes for GOVERNOR JAMES GARRARD:

[Brøderbund Family Archive #312, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1800, Date of Import: Oct 13, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.312.1.1150.91]

Individual: Garrard, James

County/State: Bourbon Co., KY

Year: 1800

Census type code: Tax List

 

JAMES GARRARD SERVED WITH DISTINCTION IN THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMY AND HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE. HE EMIGRATED TO KENTUCKY IN 1783, AND SHARED CONSPICUOUSLY IN THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE STATE. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE CONVENTIONS WHICH MET IN DANVILLE IN 1785, LOOKING TO THE FORMATION OF A NEW STATE; SERVED IN THE CONVENTIONS OF 1787-88, REPRESENTING BOURBON COUNTY; WAS A MEMBER OF THE VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE FROM KENTUCKY; WAS A MEMBER OF THE CONVENTION OF 1792 WHICH FRAMED THE FIRST CONSTITUTION OF KENTUCKY, WAS SEVERAL TIMES MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE AND IN 1806 WAS ELECTED SECOND GOVERNOR OF KENTUCKY, AND AT THE EXPIRATION OF HIS TERM WAS RE-ELECTED, FILLING THE POSITION FOR EIGHT YEARS WITH DISTINGUISHED ABILITY, HIS LONG ADMINISTRATION BEING CHARACTERIZED FOR THE PEACE AND PROSPERITY OF THE STATE.

IN HONOR OF HIM GARRARD COUNTY WAS NAMED. HE WAS A MAN OF GREAT STRENGTH OF CHARACTER; WAS A CHRISTIAN; POSSESSED A PRACTICAL MIND, WHICH MADE HIM ONE OF THE MOST USEFUL MEN IN HIS TIME; WAS GREATLY BELOVED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE; IN EVERY WAY HONORED AS A FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR. OF EARLY LEGAL AND OFFICIAL LIFE IN KENTUCKY FEW MEN STAND OUT IN THE PICTURE MORE PROMINENTLY THAN GENERAL JAMES GOVERNOR. HE CAME TO THE STATE AT A TIME WHEN HE WAS MOST NEEDED AND HE LEFT HIS FINGER MARKS UPON ITS EARLY HISTORY, TELLING THE STORY OF HIS HANDIWORK AND WRITING HIS EPITAPH IN THE HEARTS, NOT ONLY ON HIS DESCENDANTS, BUT OF THOUSANDS WHO REAPED AND ENJOYED THE FRUITS OF HIS LABOR.

HE DIED AT HIS RESIDENCE, MOUNT LEBANON IN BOURBON COUNTY, JANUARY 19TH, 1822 AND IN THE WINTER OF THAT YEAR THE LEGISLATURE DECLARED A MONUMENT TO BE ERECTED TO HIS MEMORY IN THE FAMILY BURYING GROUND NEXT TO THE RESIDENCE.

THE INSCRIPTION READS, " THIS MARBLE CONSECRATES THE SPOT ON WHICH REPOSE THE MORTAL REMAINS OF COL. JAMES GARRARD. ENDEARED TO HIS COUNTY, HIS FRIENDS AND TO SOCIETY BY THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL VIRTUES OF HUSBAND, FATHER, FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR, HONORED BY THE COUNTRY BY FREQUENT CALLS TO REPRESENT HER DEAREST INTERESTS IN HER LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS, AND FINALLY BY TWO ELECTIONS TO FILL THE CHAIR OF GOVERNOR OF THE STATE;.....A TRUST FOR EIGHT SUCCESSIVE YEARS HE FILLED WITH THAT ENERGY; VIGOR AND IMPARTIALITY, WHICH, TEMPERED WITH CHRISTIAN SPIRIT AND WITH GOD-LIKE MERCY AND CHARITY FOR THE FRAILTY OF MAN, IS BUT CALCULATED TO PERPETUATE THE INESTIMABLE BLESSINGS OF GOVERNMENT AND HAPPINESS OF MAN."

INFORMATION ON THE DATES OF BIRTHS AND MARRIAGES OF HIS CHILDREN WAS TAKEN FROM HIS BIBLE AND COPIED BY MRS. JOUETT TAYLOR CANNON, SUSANNAH HART, SHELBY CHAPTER, FRANKFORT, KY., AND MISS GENEVIEVE LINDSEY, FRANKFORT, KY., MARCH 1928

GENEALOGIES OF KENTUCKY FAMILIES [REGISTER OF THE KY. HISTORICAL SOC.] VOL O-Y PP 689-690]

 

 

 

More About GOVERNOR JAMES GARRARD:

Fact 1: 1796, CHOSEN GOVERNOR OF KENTUCKY

Fact 2: 1800, ELECTED GOVERNOR OF KENTUCKY FOR A SECOND TERM BECAUSE OF HIS POPULARITY

More About GOVERNOR GARRARD and ELIZABETH MOUNTJOY:

Marriage: 20 Dec 1769

 

ix. MARGARET MOUNTJOY, b. 25 Aug 1753; d. 01 Mar 1755.

 

x. GEORGE MOUNTJOY, b. 01 Sep 1757.