Burton-Washburn Genealogy

William Burton

Male Abt 1720 - Abt 1778  (~ 58 years)


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  • Name William Burton 
    Born Abt 1720  Henrico Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1778  Albemarle Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I194  Burton & allied families
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2020 

    Father Robert Burton,   b. Abt 1687, Goochland Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 18 Oct 1748, Goochland Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Priscilla Farrar,   b. Abt 1695, Farrar's Island, Henrico Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1774, Orange Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Family ID F35  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Cobbs,   d. Aft 1778, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1748  Goochland Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jesse Burton,   b. Abt 1750,   d. Abt 1795, Campbell Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     2. Robert Burton,   b. 7 Mar 1751, Albemarle Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1819, Bedford Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Susannah Burton,   b. Abt 1758, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Cobbs Burton,   b. 27 Jan 1758,   d. Abt Nov 1776, Albemarle Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     5. William Burton,   b. Abt 1759, Albemarle Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1811, Bedford Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     6. Mary "Polly" Burton,   d. Aft 1778
     7. Philip Farrar Burton,   d. Abt 1804, Amherst Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Rebecca Burton,   d. 21 May 1778, Albemarle Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "The identity of Captain William Burton of Albemarle with William the son of Robert and Priscilla Burton of Goochland is established by a deed, March 27, 1758 from Priscilla Burton (widow) of Goochland conveying to her son William Burton of Albemarle two negro children. The witnesses to this deed were John Laprade, William Wodlow and Perin Farrar." Harrison, "Burton chronicles of colonial Virginia," p. 285. [This Perrin Farrar was either a nephew or cousin of William’s mother, Priscilla. John Laprade was either the husband of Temperance Farrar or their son. William Wadlow was a neighbor.]

      I know I likely do not have the correct order of births of the children in this family.

      https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89P7-972N?cat=279536 (familysearch.org, last accessed 8/25/2020)

      Albemarle Co., VA, Will Bk 2 (1775-1783), p. 360, William Burton, w. 11 Feb 1776, pr. April Court, 1778.

      “In the name of god amen, I William Burton of the County of Albemarle being very Sick & weak in body but in perfect memory thanks to god for the Same, do make & ordain this my Last will & Testament in manner & form following Viz., first I Recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty god, and my body to the ground to be buried in a Christian Like manner in sure & Certain of the Resurrection

      “Imprimus I give & bequeath unto my beloved son Jesse Burton all that tract or parcel of land that I purchased of Moses Damron[?] & whereon my son Jesse lately lived, also five negroes named Ned, Lucy, Joe, Jacob, Sylvia.

      “It is my will & desire that the Tract of Land whereon I now live be sold by my executors, and the money arising from the Sale to be laid out in the purchase of other Lands, which are to be Equally divided between my sons Robert Burton, John Cobbs Burton, Wm Burton, Philip Farar Burton.

      “I lend unto my wife during her natural Life four negroes Toby, Ben, Martin & Queen, and at her death they are to be Equally divided, between my sons Robert, John, William & Philip & my daughters Polly and Susannah.

      “And it is my willl & desire that all the Remainder of my Estate Both Real & Personal, be equally divided between my four youngest Sons & my two daughters Polly & Susannah.

      “I give unto my daughter Rebecca Thompson, five Shillings sterling.

      “It is my desire that all my Just debts be honestly paid.

      “It is likewise my desire, that my Estate be kept together, untill my son William arrives to twenty one years of age.

      “It is likewise my desire that my executors do renew the suit against the Executors of John Cobbs, decd, for a marriage contract, which is now depending [sic] & it is my desire that what Shall be Recovered from the Said Suit, Shall be Equally divided between my sons Jesse, Robert, John, William & Philip, and my two daughters Polly and Susanna.

      “I do also apppoint my two sons Jesse Burton and Robert Burton my executors to this my Last will & Testament, Revoking all other wills by me made, dated this 11th day of february in the year of our Lord 1776. Wm Burton (seal).

      “Sealed Signed & Published in presence of us, W. Henry, Richard Perkins, Spencer Nowell

      “This Will was proved by the oath of Richard Perkins & Spencer Nowell Witnesses thereto and Ordered to be Recorded, and at Albemarle April Court 1778, on the motion of Jesse Burton an Executor therein named who made Oath according to Law Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate in due form, whereupon he with Charles Hudson his Security, gave Bond & acknowledge the Same accordingly. Teste John Nicholas”

      Albemarle Co. Deed Bk 8, p. 78, 15 Feb 1776, I, William Burton of Albemarle county do give unto George Thompson of the said county my negro Jean if the said Thompson shall fail to recover the money due to himself and his wife from John Cobbs, deceased, by bond, then my promise to him was that he should have so much of my estate as either of my daughters. Witnesses: Polly Burton, John Burton.