596. John Bourne was born about 1673 in Virginia Colony, Rappahannock Co..1406 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia, now extinct, was located in the Northern Neck in the late 1600s. He signed a will on 23 October 1720 in Virginia Colony, Essex Co..1406 Will of John Bourne, parish of St. Mary's Essex County, Virginia. Probated and recorded on the 20th day of June, 1721 in Will Book No. 3. page 258 Essex Co., Va. attested by W. Beverley, CCC.
(John inherited this plantation but sold it and moved further inland into Va. about 1734.)
Essex County Virgina Records 1717 -1722 pages 128-59
Will of John Bourne of the County of Essex and Parish of St. Mary's, being very sick and week in body, dated 23 Oct. 1720.
My loving wife Eliza Bourne executrix.
To my son John Bourne the plantation I now live on and all the land adjoining to it (that is meaning all the land I hold) but in case my son John dies without issue to my son Andrew Bourne, and if dies without issue to my son Robt. Bourne, but if he dies without issue to my son Francis Bourne and if he dies without issue to my son Henry Bourne and in case they all dye without heir to be equally divided between my two daughters Christian and Sarah Bourne.
To my loving wife Eliza Bourne, Negro Jack.
To my son Robt. Bourne, Negro Frank, but if he dies without issue to my son Andrew Bourne.
To my son John Bourne, Negro Jenny, but if Jenny bears a child or children, the first to my daughter Christain bourne, the next to my daughter Sarah, the next to my son Francis Bourne, the next to my son Henry Bourne.
To my wife Eliza Bourne a feather bed, bolster and pillows and rug, one blanket, a pair of sheets.
To my daughter Christain Bourne a feather bed, bolster and pillows and rug, one blanket, and a pair of sheets.
To my daughter Sarah Bourne a feather bed, bolster and pillows and rug, one blanket, and a pair of sheets.
To my daughter Christian Bourne my skew bald mare and the colt that is now with her.
To my daughter Sarah Bourne my raw noze mare and the mare colt that in now with her.
To my son John Bourne a bay mare with a small starr in her forehead branded with IR (note the R was upside down)
To my son Robert Bourne a bay mare which is now in John Foxes pasture (branded with 3)
To my son Andrew Bourne a young horse branded with a cross.
To my son Francis Bourne a gray mare colt now running with my old mare.
To my son son Henry Bourne a young black mare colt with some white in her face.
All the rest of my estate to my loving wife Eliza Bourne.
My children shall not make any demand or enjoy these legacies givin them till they attain the age of twenty one years or day of marriage.
Wit: Edwd, Price, Richard Johnson, Robert (R) Bourne.
20 June 1721. Presented in Court by Eliza Bourne, executrix. Proved by Edward Price and Richard Johnson. He died before June 1721 at the age of 48 in Virginia Colony, Essex Co..1407 John had his estate probated on 20 June 1721 in Virginia Colony, Essex Co., Tappahannock.1408 Old Rappahannock County became extinct in 1692 and was divided into Essex and Richmond counties.
John Bourne and Elizabeth resided in St. Mary's Parish, Essex Co, VA on 87 acres of land formerly owned by his brother-in-law Richard Johnson and which had also been owned by Charles Taliaferro and who continued to own contiguous property. Elizabeth Johnson and John Bourne were married before 30 October 1702 in Virginia Colony, Essex Co..1406,1409 John and Elizabeth were married before Henry Johnson's will was made on Oct. 30, 1702.
597. Elizabeth Johnson was born about 1676 in Virginia Colony, Rappahannock Co..1407 She died in 1760 at the age of 84 in Virginia Colony, Essex Co., Fredericksburg.1406,1407
|John Bourne1410,1411 was born about 1707 in Virginia Colony, Essex Co., Fredericksburg. He died in 1774 at the age of 67 in USA, Virginia, Culpeper Co..1406 John Bourne inherited his father's place and sold it in 1734. He moved about 40 miles into Culpepper Co., Virginia and settled on the Rapidan River. His new homestead was at that time a frontier abounding with wild game which was depended upon until land could be cleared and crops raised to sustain his family (Young 1).|
|Christian Bourne was born about 1708 in Virginia Colony, Essex Co.. She died about 1780 at the age of 72.1407|
|Sarah Bourne was born about 1713 in Virginia Colony. She never married. Sarah Bourne by tradition married John Morton s/o William Morton and Ann Batchelder, however this John Morton was born ca l727 and his widow, Sarah, died in Woodford County, KY ca 1826. This unlikely chronology makes this speculation highly uncertain. Have good information that the wife of John Morton was Sarah Hawkins. Newman A. Hall says Sarah Bourne was not married.|
In Orange Co. VA. Deed Book between pages 228 and 229 a sheet inserted contains two items. The first is an assignment dated 7 Mar 1743/4 of a 156 acre lease from William Minor to Robert Bourne. The second is an item dated 20 Feb 1749-1750 witness by Robert Bourn and Sarah Bourn. No evidence exists to indicate that either Robert or Sarah were married, so these signatures are for brother and sister. Robert also appears in the Orange Co tithables in 1752 and Sarah in 1755 and 1756.
|Robert Bourne1158 was born about 1715 in Virginia Colony, Essex Co.. He died on 23 June 1757 at the age of 42.1407|
|Francis Bourne1158 was born about 1717 in Virginia Colony, Essex Co..1407|
|James Bourne was born about 1719 in Virginia Colony, Essex Co..1407|
|Henry Bourne was born about 1719 in Virginia Colony, Essex Co., St Mary's Parish.1407 He died on 15 October 1787 at the age of 68 in USA, Kentucky, Fayette Co..1407 Henry appears in 1787 Orange Co. Va. Tax List along with James, John, Reuben, Thomas and William (alphabetical listing). In the actual listing it is noted that Henry is charged with the tax for Thomas and Reuben-thus they were dependant on him but over 21.|
There is no will or probate record in Orange Co. VA for the settlement of Henry's estate. Kentucky tax records indicate that Henry came to Kentucky with his sons by 1790. He appears in the 1789 Tax Records for Fayette County but not thereafter. This suggests that he died about that time.
Ed Baliff research in Virginia: "Ann Miller, of Orange County Historical Library, said that the Bournes bought or leased lands from the Spotswood Estate along the Rapidian River just west of the old Orange Co. Court House located on the south side of the Rapidian. The location is in the area of the intersection of County Road 522 and 636. County Road 636 was designated as th River Road and said it was the road the Bournes traveled 200 years ago."