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Fauquier Family of the Week #1

Fauquier Family of the week is an attempt to identify early Families that lived in our wonderful county between 1759-1800. Information must be limited to the Parents, children, and grand children unless a descendant would like to maintain and develope a family web site on the Foote Family. Jim Burgess

George Foote and Mary of Hamilton Parish, Fauquier County, Virginia


Will dated 31 May 1759 Will Book 1 pages 1-4

  • Children -
  • 1. William FOOTE
  • 2. Richard FOOTE
  • 3. Gilson FOOTE owned 648 acres that was on the border of Fauquier County and Prince William County, Virginia.
  • 4. Henry FOOTE married Margaret COLCLOUGH 29 Mar 1760 in Fauquier County, Virginia. Margaret was the daughter of William COLCLOUGH. Witness John COLCLOUGH. Fauquier County, Virginia marriage records
  • 5. George FOOTE
  • 6. Elizabeth FOOTE
  • 8. Bethlehem or Behethelon FOOTE
  • 9. Mary FOOTE
  • 10. John Foote (not mentioned in Will) died intestate without children.
  • Witnesses to Will - Bereton Jones, William Fletcher, John Burditt, George Bussell
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  • Deed were taken from Mr. John Gott wonderful book Fauquier County, Virginia Deeds 1759-1778 published by Heritage BooksPlease visit their web site

    Deed Book 1 pages 333-339 dated the 19th July 1762 is a Lease and Release. Gilson Foote, Gentleman and Thomas Fitzhugh of Stafford County, Virginia a tract of 36 acres of land on Cedar Run. This land was part of the Brentown Patent and was given to Gilson Foote in the will of his father dated 31 May 1759 in Fauquier County, Virginia. Witnesses Richard Foote, Junior, Benja Pope, and William Foote


    Deed Book 1 pages 409-414 dated the 4th & 5th of October 1762 is a Lease and Release. Henry FOOTE and Margaret, his wife and William Stuart, the Clerk of Stafford County, Virginia for 90 pounds for 100 acres that were given to Henry Foote by his father George Foote in his will dated 31 May 1759 Will Book 1 pages 1-4. The land being on Cedar Run the steep run corner of the land of George Foote. Witnesses to the deed were Thomas Harrison, Gilson Foote, Richard Foote Junior, and Morias Hansbrough. Recorded 24 Mar 1763.


    Deed Book 1 pages 446-451 dated April 1763 is a Lease and Release Between Richard Foote the Elder a Gentleman of St Paul's Parish, in Stafford County, Virginia and John Fitzhugh a Gentleman of Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia for 8 and three quarters of land on the north side of Cedar Run. Signed by Richard Foote and said Deed was witnessed by Gilson Foote, Leonard Helm, William Foote, and Richard Foote Junior. This deed was recorded the 28 April 1763 in Fauquier County, Virginia.


    Deed Book 1 pages 456-459 dated the 20 Nov 1762 Between Richard Foote, Gentleman of Stafford County, Virginia and William STUART, Clerk, George Foote, Gilson Foote, Richard Foote and William Foote four of the sons of Richard Foote now deceased. Many years ago George Brent, Robert Bristow, Richard Foote grand father of the first mentioned Richard Foote obtained a patent from the Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia for 30,000 acres. This land descended to his son Richard Foote, the Father of the First named Richard who received the land in fee simple he gave 800 acres of his Brent Town Land to two daughters in fee Tail and by his will to his sons Richard (first party to these presents) George and John Foote to their heirs to be forever equally divided . The said son John Foote died intestate without children. The said Richard party of the first part became intituled John's land, and said Richard was therefore intuled to 2/3rds and George Foote was to receive one third of an undivided 4th part of the whole Brent Town land except for 800 acres devised to their sisters. In 1737 and 1738 by consent of the proprietors the said land was divided into four lots and it was the proprietors intention and it was that every lot should contain an equal quantity of land to wit, 7,500 acres. After the lots were drawn the first named Richard supposing that the lot which fell to the Footes contained the full compliment, he soon after allotted to his sisters 800 acres there of and to his brother George Foote the Devissee 1/3 part of 6700 acres