|Birth: ||Jan. 9, 1651, England|
|Death: ||Sep. 21, 1701|
WILLIAM FITZHUGH was born in Bedford, England on 9 January 1651, and was the son of Henry Fitzhugh (1614-1666) and Mary King (1616-c1699).
William Fitzhugh married Sarah Tucker on 01 May 1674 in Westmoreland Co, Virginia. William and Sarah had SEVEN children (that are known of):
A daughter who died in infancy,
William Fitzhugh (1677-1713),
Henry Fitzhugh (1686-1758),
Thomas Fitzhugh (1689-1719),
George Fitzhugh (1690-1722),
John Fitzhugh (1692-1733), and
Rosamond "Rose" Fitzhugh-Allerton (?-?).
Col. William Fitzhugh, represented Stafford Co, VA in the House of Burgesses from 1677 to 1684. "They Called Stafford Home" by Jerrilynn Eby states that Col. Fitzhugh had ammassed 54,000 acres in Virginia Land and several plantations by 1701. In addition to serving in the House of Burgesses, he managed his own estate, was a leading lawyer and Queen's Counsel, a Lieutenant Colonel of the Stafford Militia, a tobacco planter, politician, and a Justice of Stafford County Court.
William Fitzhugh died on 21 Oct 1701 at Bedford, Stafford County, Virginia at his plantation home. Later the cemetery was relocated to St. Pual's Episcopal Church Cemetery in King George County, Virginia. Either the graves were moved again, or researchers wrote the wrong place where William's grave was moved to, because his tombstone is at Eagle's Nest Cemetery, which is also in King George County.
1. King, George Harrison Stanford, (1961), "The Register of Overwharton Parish Stafford County Virginia, 1723 - 1758, and Sundry Historical & Genealogical Notes," Fellow, American Society of Genealogists, Fredericksburg, Virginia, p. 224. "(b. 9 Jan 1651)."
1. King, George Harrison Stanford, (1961), "The Register of Overwharton Parish Stafford County Virginia, 1723 - 1758, and Sundry Historical & Genealogical Notes," Fellow, American Society of Genealogists, Fredericksburg, Virginia, p. 224.
"(Married 1 May 1674, Deeds, Patents, & c: 1665-1677, pp. 200-2001)."
2. Davis, Richard Beale, (1963), "William Fitzhugh & His Chesapeake World 1676-1701: The Fitzhugh Letters and Other Documents," University of North Carolina Press: New York, pp. 10-11.
3. Brown, Stuart E. Jr. (1983), "Annals of Clarke County Virginia," Virginia Book Company, Berryville, Virginia, Vol 1, pp. 226-236.
1. Stafford County Virginia, Will Book Z, Pages 92-103 & 180-183, Recorded 21 January 1701, Proved 10 December 1701.
2. Musselman, Homer D., (1994), "Stafford County Virginia: Veterans and Cemeteries," Bookcrafters, Fredericksburg, Virginia, p. 138,(ISBN: 1-56190-073-7).
William Fitzhugh was burried at Bedford Cemetery, Stafford County, Virginia; Bedford was the Plantation of Col. William Fitzhugh (1651-1701), the cemetery was relocated to St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery, King George County, approximately 3 miles east of it's original location.
3. Davis, Richard Beale, (1963), "William Fitzhugh & His Chesapeake World 1676-1701: The Fitzhugh Letters and Other Documents," University of North Carolina Press: New York, p. 54. (d. 20 Oct 1701).
Henry Fitzhugh (1614 - 1666)
Sarah Tucker Tucker Fitzhugh (1663 - 1703)*
William Fitzhugh (1677 - 1713)*
Henry Fitzhugh (1686 - 1758)*
John Fitzhugh (1692 - 1733)*
King George County
Created by: Mark Morrow
Record added: May 25, 2009
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