This is the way I believe the lineage extends on this family. There is no definitive proof. It is based on preponderance of evidence - the evidence admittedly being limited.
James Foreacre born 1759 in Spotsylvania Co., Virginia was the son of Richad Fouracres born August 1728 probably in Essex Co., Va (but I have not been able to definitely establish his father in Essex Co., Va in the year 1728). James Foreacre died 2 July 1849 Wills twp, Guernsey, Ohio.
Richard Fouracres stated he was born August 1728. Richard died about 1806 in Spotsylvani Co., Va. Richard was the son of Richard and Hannah Fouracres. Richard Fouracres was born 1709 in Essex Co., Va. Richard died about 1760. Hannah was born about 1711 and is of Essex Co., Va.
Richard Fouracres (1709-abr 1760) was the son of Richard Fouracres born abt 1665.
I have also put together family group sheets for these individuals based primarily on court records, tax lists, deeds and probate. Recognize however, that the deed and probate information is primarily that of these early generations being mentioned in someone else's probate or serving as a witness to a deed.
The evidence for this information is based primarily in the Essex and Spotsylvania Co., Va court records and early tax lists. Additional information as stated above came from deed and probate records. Only the very later generations appear on census.
This family apparently was extremely poor. I believe Richard came over as an emigrant in bondage for involvement in some political insurrection. (Coldhams: Emigrants in Bondage) It is obvious that refusal to attend the parish church in Virginia resulted in punishment for Richard. Hannah was sentenced pay a large fine for her conviction in selling spiritous liquors without a license. If not paid, the result was the public whipping post. Children of this couple were put out to indenture.
Richard Fouracre (1728-1806) served under George Washington in the French and Indian War. He was to receive bounty land for this service but he transferred that bounty right to another person. Richard continued to work for the man to whom he had been indentured even after the indenture was completed. Later he worked for another man as a miller.
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