Reuben Berkeley wrote his will June 29, 1787. It was probated three months and a few days later. He was evidently very ill, possibly dying, when he wrote this will. Luckily for us Reuben Berkeley named his children! Burgess Berkeley, William Berkeley, Elizabeth Hutchison (wife of George Hutchison), […]
We shall travel back to Virginia, County of Loudoun, for our post today. Our time frame is 1791. I am very happy to share with you a copy of the original will of Benjamin Mason, my 5th great-grandfather. His daughter, Ann Mason, married Captain John Hancock Linton. Ritchey […]
The two William Berkeley Northern Neck land grants below are of special interest to me since they involve my 6th great-grandfather, William Berkeley. William married Elizabeth Hancock about 1723 and had the following children: John, Reuben, Alethea, Benjamin, William, Samuel, Ann, Jane, Eleanor and Elizabeth Berkeley. Daughter Elizabeth […]
Mother’s Day Salute! It seems only fitting that on this Mother’s Day I mention my mother, my grandmothers, and all my great-grandmothers – and my daughter! Just think of all that is passed down through the years from mother to daughter – cooking, baking, love of reading, music, […]
Reuben Berkeley is the son of William Berkeley and Elizabeth Hancock, and a brother to Elizabeth Berkeley who married Benjamin Mason (their daughter Ann Nancy Mason married Captain John Linton). Loudoun County, Virginia, Will Book C pp. 301-304 In the name of God Amen. I, Reuben Berkeley, of […]
Alethea Berkeley Hancock died 215 years ago – October 18, 1796 – in Fairfax County, Virginia. Alethea was the daughter of William Berkeley and Elizabeth Hancock, born in 1731. Alethea married George Hancock; I have no information on children.