I wanted to add a few notes:
1704 - taxes paid to the crown. WIDDO DURRAT in King & Queen County paid on 200 Acres
Following is a John Durrett who owned land in K&Q before Oct 1704 -
Will of Henry Fielding of King & Queen, written 26 Oct 1704. mentions land John Adamson bought of John Durratt. Will was probated in London in 1712. (K&Q Wills from Some Wills from Burned Counties of Virginia - William Lindsay Hopkins, 1987)
Francis Durrett had a mill seat prior to 1720 on the South River - fell in Caroline Co when it was created.
7 July 1724 Francis Durrett of King and Queen County, patented 400 A in St. Johnís Parish, both sides of south fork of South River adj John Rogers & Johnathan Clark, about 4 poles above John Madison, Jr (land falls in Caroline when it was created). NOTE: While Francis was of "K&Q" - St. John's Parish was not in K&Q but in King William Co - fell in Caroline.
John Rogers and Jonathan Clark are quite interesting for they also patented land on Prittys Creek (like Bartholomew Durrett - they never lived there). They were the grandfathers of General George Rogers Clark and General William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Exp. to the Northwest. There were Durretts who came to Kentucky said to have been with General George Rogers Clark.
From the will of Will of Robert Beverly written 12 May 1733 - we find William Durrett owned land in Caroline adj Beverly and Yarbrough before 1730
As to Bartholomew Durrett -
He never lived in Albemarle - however it seems his heirs still owned his land in Albemarle as late as 1773.
1762/10/14 - Caroline Co.,= Christopher Tompkins, Rogers Quarles, Ben Winn & Harry White appointed to appraise the estate of Bartholomew Durrett.
(follow the order book entries for the estate of Bartholomew Durrett & find he left a will and two executors: James Riddle & Richard Durrett.
But this Richard Durrett was NOT Richard Durrett who m Sarah Hampton & lived in Albemarle BUT the Richard Durrett who m Sarah Marshall & lived and died in Spotsylvania in 1768)
1 Mar 1763: William Durrett, orphan of Bartho. Durrett made choice of James Riddle as his guardian.
9 Jun 1763 Joel Durrett made choice of Richard Durrett as guardian.
Benja Winn was appointed as guardian for Mary Durrett & Dorothy Durrett.
(Thus William & Joel were between ages 14-21 so born between 1742-1748 & Dorothy (Dolly) & Mary between ages 0-14 so born between 1748-1763).
Richard Durrett (m Sarah Marshall) died in 1768 in Spotsylvania Co - the Caroline Order Books in Sept 1768 "abates by the death of Richard Durrett" - re continuing lawsuits brought by the executors of Bartholomew Durrett.
JOHN DURRETT of Spotsylvania & RICHARD DURRETT of Albemarle
Here is a real curosity:
Why does John Durrett of Spotsylvania appear in this Albemarle Deed??
1766/02/20 - Albemarle - We John Durrett of Spotsylvania and Richard Durrett of Albemarle for good causes do hereby lend George Martin of Albemarle, one good negro girl named Delphia and her increase & after his decease we give the negro girl and her increase to be divided equally between Sally and Susanna Martin daughters of said George Martin by his last wife Milly. Given under our hands this 20 February 1766. signed: John Durrett, Richd Durrett Wit: Mary Wilson, William Wilson, Sarah Durrett.
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