AGATHA BARNETT CHRISTY
c. 1740 --- c. 1820
Agatha Barnett was one of seven children born to John Barnett, Jr. And his wife Marran Gibbs. John Barnett, Jr. (1704 - 1759) was a son of John Barnett, Sr. and his wife Ann daughter of Dr.John Gibbs and his wife Mary Mullens of Middlesex County Virginia.
John Barnett and Marrin Gibbs were married in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County Virginia the 13th of November 1728 (Christ Church Parish Register, Middlesex County.)
By 1733 John and Marrin Gibbs Barnett had moved to Spotsylvania County Virginia. DEED
BOOK "B" SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY VIRGINIA: John Barnett of Spotsylvania County, St. Marke's Parish, planter from Richard Moulden 184 acres for 22 pounds.
Orange County Virginia was formed from Spotsylvania County in 1734.
ORANGE COUNTY VIRGINIA DEED BOOK 1, PAGE 322: 1734: William Phillips and John Barnett of St. Mark's Parish, release, for 36 pounds, 800 acres in the Forks of the Rapidan.
The known children of John and Marrin Gibbs Barnett, in addition to Agatha, were:
JOHN BARNETT (3RD.)
ANN BARNETT (Married Wm. Johnson, 10 Fe. 1770, Orange Co.)
JAMES BARNETT (C. 1769, Sarah -------. James died
Orange Co. 1797, Will in Book 3, pg. 418.)
AMBROSE BARNETT (Married Judith Neavil, 18 July 1766,
Fauquier Co., Va. Ambrose died Fauquier Co. 1808)
SARAH BARNETT (Married John Watts, migrated to Madison Co., Kentucky.)
Frances Barnett (Married Henry White)
John Barnett, Jr. died in Orange County Virginia in 1750. His will was dated 1 April, 1750.
Orange Co. Va, .Will Book 2, pg 145. Abstract follows:
To my beloved wife Marran Barnett my land and plantation whereon I now
live with all my personal estate during her natural life. If she marries she should
have no more than the law allows.
After her decease my son John should have it. In case he should die
without heir my daughter Anne should have it and in case she should die without
heir, it should be equally divided amongst my daughters.
To my son James Barnet my Lost Mountain land. In case he should die
without heir it should be divided equally amongst my daughters.
To my son Ambrose Barnett one tract on the branches of Smith's Run,
bounded by edw. Price, Zachary Gibbs, John Medley. In case he should die
without heir it should be equally divided amongst my daughters.
After my wife's decease or when she marries, my personal estate should be
equally divided amongst my children, only my daughter Sarah Watts shall have to
the value of 10 pounds, 10 shillings current money less than the rest, which she has
My water mill should go with the manor house.
If any of my children should marry and my wife should think fit to give
them any part of my estate it should be valued by three Justices and a
memorandum of the same put on the County Record.
My beloved wife Marran Barnett Executrix until my son James and my son
Ambrose shall come to age and then they should joyn with her. In case my wife
should die before my sons come to age, my son-in-law, John Watts, should be my
Executor till my sons come to age and no longer.
Dunkin Bohanno Jr. (sic.)
Orange Co., Virginia, Will Boook (sic) 2, page 150:
A partial inventory of the Estate of John Barnett, dated 23 July 1750 and an additional inventory dated 26 July 1750. The total of the several inventories, land excluded: 476 pounds, 10 sh., 29 pe..
Memorandum: The several things which Marran Barnett, relic of John Barnett, dec'd., have
thought it fit to give her daughter Sarah Watts, in part of her father's Estate:
1 feather bed and furniture 6pds. 10 sh.
A parsol of new pewter 8 sh.
7 pds. 8 sh.
23rd. July 1750
Memorandum: Things of value belonging to the Estate of John Barnett, dec'd., delivered to Julius Christy who married Agatha Barnett, daughter of said Marran and John, toward part of the said Agatha's part or possession left by her father:
1 bed and furniture 8 pds.
1 negro girl 22 "
6 pewter plates 12 sh.
2 pewter basons 8 sh.
2 pewter dishes 8 sh.
1 pot + 1 pan 9 sh.
2 sowss big with pig 18 sh.
1 cow 1 " 10 sh.
Total 34 pd. 5 sh.
30 October 1756
pages 377 + 178:
Memorandum: We the subscribers having met at Mrs. Marran Barnett's and valued the following articles for the use of Henry White and Frances, his wife, pursuant to the Will of John Barnett, dec'd.
1 negro girl, Doll 35 pds.
Assorted pewter 10 sh.
1 bed + furniture 8 "
1 iron pot 5 sh.
1 cow + 1 sow 2 " 11 sh.
total 46 pds. 10 sh.
27 Nov 1766
We valued these articles delivered to James Barnett by Marran Barnett:
1 negro man, Glasco 40 pds.
1 bed and furniture 7 "
sundry pewter 1 " 10 Sh.
1 mare and 1 colt 1 " 15 "
1 sow 6 "
total 58 pds. 1 sh.
25 Nov. 1757
Memorandum: We valued negro girl, Claris, to be given to John Barnett, Dec'd, son Ambrose Barnett, he being married. Valued said slave at 30 pounds.
23 March 1769
Orange Co., Virginia
Deed Book 15, page 103
Valuation and distribution of the Estate of John Barnett, dec'd. made 6 July 1769.
Slaves, stock and furniture:
negro boy, Frederick, for John Barnett 35 pds.
dishes, basons, plates for John Barnett 1 " 5 sh.
40 Lbs. feathers for John Barnett 3 "
8 heads of cattle for John Barnett 9 "
6 leather chairs for John Barnett 1 " 10 sh.
Total: 57 pds. 15 sh.
1 negro girl, Sylvia, for John Watts 23 pds.
1 negro girl, Vilett for Miss Anne Barnett 35 pds.
1 negro child, Simon, for Miss Anne Barnett 10 pds.
1 bed with furniture for Miss Anne Barnett 8 pds.
Total 53 pds.
Agreeable to the Last Will of Mr. John Barnett, deceased. at the desire of Mrs. Marran Barnett, and with the consent of all the parties concerned, we the subscribers met this day and valued the above negroes, stock and furniture as above respectfully expressed for the property of John Barnett, John Watts and Miss Anne Barnett,
Given under our hand this 6 July 1769
Julius Christy, absent Rowland Thomas
His wife present Anthony Garnett
I do hereby agree to the above division and evaluation according to the intent and meaning of the same, this 6 July 1769.
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