Search billions of records on Ancestry.com

Capt. John Glendenning

The Family, In-Laws, & Neighbors

Synopsis: Anne Mott, who Capt. John Glendenning married was the co-heiress of both her father and her uncle who had received, jointly, grants totalling over 15,000 acres of land in what was then Rappahannock Co., VA. No marriage record has been located but a deed executed in December 1688 indicates that the marriage had already occurred.

A series of deeds from that point until at least May 1693 indicates that the four women and their husbands were selling land and apparently, generally, solidifying their holdings.

In July 1693 a law suit was filed by John Glendenning against Richard Bryan(t) regarding a mare that Bryant supposedly had confiscated while grazing.

In March 1712/13 an estate inventory was filed in Richmond County for a John Glendenning. One must assume this to be Anne Mott Glendenning's husband. Unfortunately the inventory was not provided nor was a final settlement.

In Sep 1733, Anne (Mott) Glendenning signed a will and named her son: John; three of her four daughters: Margaret, Elinor, and Jael (Gail?). She also named grandsons: James Grant, Joseph Armstrong, and John White. She also named her son-in-law, John Armstrong, as her executor.

A deed executed in 1745 between John Glendenning (John & Anne Mott's only son) and Anne Champe lists the names of all of John and Anne's daughters and their spouses: Joseph and Elizabeth Armstrong; John and Ellen Armstrong, William and Margaret Grant, and David and Jael Seale. It also states that Anne Mott Glendenning was deceased as was John Glendenning's wife, Phebe.

The last document listed here is the will of John Glendenning (II). He names two sons: James & John (III) Glendenning, and daughters: Margaret, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Elinor.

Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia County Records, Volume VI (1909)

Name: George Mott

Date: 31 March, 1674

Date: 27 May, 1674

Comment: planter

Brother John Mott; wife Elizabeth to be executrix; children Elizabeth, Margaret, Anne, and Ellen; witnesses James Harrison, John Bowsier, Henry Hackney 

Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia County Records, Volume VI, (1909)

Name: John Mott

Date: 8 Oct., 1675

Date: 17 Jan., 1677-8

Comment: Sittingbourne Parish

Brother George Mott; my four nieces Elizabeth, Margaret, Anne, and Ellen Mott; Ellen Pigg; nephew John Vickers to be executor; witnesses Richard Wallace, William Winn .

27 Sep 1686

Stafford Co., VA

Source: Sparacio, Ruth & Sparacio, Sam. Deed and Will Abstracts of Stafford County, Virginia Record Book , Page 7 Pages 7a-8 are missing but pp 8a-9 reads:

 "…heires and assignes to the only use and behoofe of the said JOHN GLENDINING his heires and assignes for ever and the said THOMAS BUSHRODE for himselfe and heires the said parcell of land hereby granted & that he the said THOMAS BUSHRODE now is seized of absolute Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple in granted premises. In Witness whereof I the said THOMAS BUSHRODE hat sett his hand and Seale the day & years above written

THOMAS BUSHRODE

Sealed & deld. in the presence of GEORGE MASON, GERRARD LOWTHER

This Sale of Land was by the said THOMAS BUSHRODE acknowledged in the County Court of Stafford unto the within named JOHN GLENDINNINGE this 27th day of September 1686 And was then recorded."

Submitted by Lisa Perry.

15 Dec 1688

Stafford Co., VA

Source: Sparacio, Ruth & Sparacio, Sam. Deed and Will Abstracts of Stafford County, Virginia Record Book 1689-1693. Page 2

[Page 140a] "KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN GLENDENING of Stafford County have sold unto HENRY THOMPSON of the County aforesaid all three hundred & seven acres of land to Hold and further I doe agree to acknowledge ye same sale. In Wittness I have sett my hande & affixed my Seale this fifteenth day of December 1688.

JOHN GLENDININGE

 In presence of us JOHN WAUGH, JOHN GOWRY, DAVID WAUGH

I ANNE GLENDINGE doe assent to ye above said sale of land & due hereby make over to HENRIE THOMPSON all Dower or Title of DOWER that may accrue to me in ye premisses. Wittness my hand & Seale this 15 day of December 1688.

ANNE AG GLENDEINNINGE

 This above Assignment of land hath relacon to a Deed or Conveyance of land from THOMAS BUSHROD unto ye aforesaid JOHN GLENDINIGE for a tract of land of three hundred & seaven acres of land sold by the said THOMAS BUSHRODE to JOHN GLENDININGE by Deed dated ye 27th day of September 1686 & was then recorded in the County Court records of Stafford ye day & year above written and now acknowledged by JOHN GLENDININGE & ANNE his Wife in ye County Court of Stafford unto HENRY THOMPSON ye 12th day of Xber 1689 and was then recorded."

Submitted by Lisa Perry

27 Apr 1689

[Old] Rapphannock Co., VA

Source: (Old) Rapphannock County Deed Book 5 1688-1692, Page 34

Land sale for property (which formerly belonged to Mr. John and George Mott) in Rappahannock County, Virginia, was made by John Fosaker, brother-in-law to John Glendenning. Elizabeth (Mott) Fosaker acknowledged her third of the land parcel to be sold and her statement was witnessed by Alexr. Doniphan and "GLENINING".

Submitted by Lisa Perry

2 Sep 1691

[Old] Rappahannock Co., VA

Source: (Old) Rappahannock County Orders 1689 - 1692, Page 72

[Page 224] "-Upon humble peticon of JOHN FOSAKER and JNO. GLENDENNING as Marrying two of the Orphans of Mr. (blank) MOTT deced., It is ordered that the lands of Mr. MOTT sometime between this & the next North side Court held for this County be by Capt. WILLIAM MOSELEY Survayed & equally devided according to Qunatitie & Qualitie amongst the Foure Daughters of the sd Mr. MOTT deced, And that the sd Capt. MOSELEY make report thereof under his hand in writing to the sd next Court."

Submitted by Lisa Perry

2 Nov 1691

Richmond Co., VA

Source: CD503 Virginia Colonial Records, 1600s-1700s, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume 1, Richmond County Records, 1692-1704.

[Page 8] 2 Nov 1691. Alexan'd Doniphan of St. Mary's par. Rappa Co., Gen't. "and Margaret my wife" to Nebuchadnozzor Jones of same Co., for 4300 lb tobo and cask, 105 A in Rappa Co. on N. side of river "it formerly belonging to Mr. George Motts and by the said Motts given to Mary Creed and she dying the said Land returned to the aforesaid Motts children againe which Doniphan marryed one of the aforesaid Land being his wifes messuage Tenm't and Tract of Land". Adjs land of David Brennahs. Signed Alex'r: Doniphan {SEAL}, Margarett x Doniphan [SEAL}. Wit: James Harison, Jno Deane. Rec 25 May 1692. Test Wm Colson Cl Ct.

1 May 1692

Richmond Co., VA

Source: CD503 Virginia Colonial Records, 1600s-1700s, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume 1, Richmond County Records, 1692-1704.

[Page 10] 1 May 1692. John Forsaker, Gent., of St. Mary's Par., Rappa. Co., to Wm. Brennah of the same Par. and Co., planter, for "Two Cows and Two Calves and a Steer and Two hundred Pounds of Arenoco Tobo to him in hand Payed", 135A being part of 1640 A., "Knowne by the name of Creeds Land", adj land of David Brennah, and Heaberds land. Refers to "sd John Fosaker and Elizabeth his wife". Signed John Fosaker {SEAL}, Eliz x Fosaker. Wit: Alexr Doniphan, Alexr Doniphan Junr. Rec 8 June 1692.

1 Jun 1692

Richmond Co., VA

Source: CD503 Virginia Colonial Records, 1600s-1700s, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume 1, Richmond County Records, 1692-1704.

[Page 12] Power of Atty. 1 Jun 1692. John Fosaker to James Harison to ack foregoing.

Also Power of Atty. 30 May 1692. Elizabeth Fosaker to Mr. James Harrison for the same.

13 Jul 1692

Richmond Co., VA

Source: CD503 Virginia Colonial Records, 1600s-1700s, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume 1, Richmond County Records, 1692-1704.

[Page 18] John Fosaker and Elizabeth his wife to David Darnell, for 10000 lb tobo, 600 acres "being part of a greater Tract granted by Patent to John and Geo. Mott Brothers, which Patent bears date of Septem'br 1670 the said George being father to the abovesaid Elizabeth wife of John Fosaker which said Geo. Mott having four daughters Elizabeth, Margarett, Ann and Ellen did by his last will and Testament give and bequeath his moyety and Part of the abovesaid Land to be Equally divided amongst his daughters vizt Elizabeth, Margaret, and Ellen, and to confirme and Ratefie the abovesaid will of Geo Mott John Mott Eldest Brother and survivour did by his last will and testament give and bequeath unto the abovesaid foure Daughters of Geo. Mott Elizab; Margarett Ann and Ellen all his land being the other Moyety of the abovesaid Trace granted by Patent Septemb'r 1670. All which will more at large appear Recourse being had to both the said Wills as proved and Recorded in the Records of Rappahannock County Court. Therefore wee the said John Fosaker and Elizabeth his wife do for ourselves our heirs Executors and assigns do Covenant give grant makeover and confirme unto David Darnell the abovesaid Six hundred acres of Land lying and being in now Richmond County part thereof on the Branches of Muddy Creek and part on the Branches of Potomack Creek in Stafford County. The said Six hundred acres of Land being part of 1246-1/2 acres which did accrue and come to the part of the said Elizabeth wife of John Fosaker after a full survey and Voluntary and free division by consent of all therein concerned and bounded as followeth, beginning upon five hundred acres part of the 1246-1/2 acres surveyed and layed out for Mr. Sampson Darrell of Stafford County South with 146-1/2 acres the Remainding part of the abovesaid 12465-1/2 acres East with the Land of Richard Shipway who marryed the daughter Ellen, West with the land of Capt John Clendening who entermarryed with the daughter Ann." Signed John Fosaker, Eliz x Fosaker. Wit: Alexan'r Doniphan, Alexr: Doniphan Junr. Recorded 29 Sep 1692

2 Aug 1692

Richmond Co., VA

Source: CD503 Virginia Colonial Records, 1600s-1700s, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume 1, Richmond County Records, 1692-1704

[Page 19]. Power of Atty. 2 Aug 1692. Elizabeth Fosaker of Richmond Co. to "my loving friend M'r James Harison" to ack above.

26 Mar 1692

Richmond Co., VA

Source: CD503 Virginia Colonial Records, 1600s-1700s, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume 1, Richmond County Records, 1692-1704

[Page 23] 28 Mar 1692. "John Fosaker and Elizabeth his wife of Rappahannock County in Virginia which said Elizabeth is the Eldest Daughter of Mr. Geo. Mott late of the County aforesaid dec'd" to Capt. George Mason of Stafford County in Virginia, for 6630 lb tobo and cask, 337-1/2 acres, being parcell of the Grand Patent of 15654 acres and part of the deivision lott or "proporecon" of the said Elizabeth being in Rappa Co upon the N side of the river. Adjs land of Richd Shipways "the Path leading to Parson Woughs", "the land where the said John and Eliza now dwell", and land now in possession of Geo. Mason. Deed refers to land making up the grand patent as: 1200 acres patented 23 Sep 1663, and 10 Sep 1668; 2500 acres 17 Oct 1670; 11954 acres 17 Oct 1670, issued to John and Geo. Mott. See page 18 for detail of inheritance. Signed John Fosaker, Eliz x Fosaker. Wit: Hugh Macaullock, Geo Anderson, Jno Glendening, Robt x [illegible]. Rec 8 Oct 1692.

26 May 1692, 5 Sep 1692, 3 Nov 1692

Richmond Co., VA

Source: CD503 Virginia Colonial Records, 1600s-1700s, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume 1, Richmond County Records, 1692-1704

[Page 26] 26 May 1692. Certificate, Alex'r Doniphan, Justice of Peace for Richmond Co. re foregoing.

[Page 27] Power of Atty. 5 Sept 1692. Elizabeth Fosaker to Mr. James Harrison to ack foregoing deed. Wit: Alexr. Doniphan, Eliz x Callawy, John Fosaker.

[Page 27] 3 Nov 1692. Certificate, William Moseley, Surveyor of Richmond County regarding above.

28 Sept 1692

Richmond Co., VA

Source: CD503 Virginia Colonial Records, 1600s-1700s, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume 1, Richmond County Records, 1692-1704

[Page 32] Deed. 28 Sept 1692. John Glendening of Richmond Co "and Ann his wife one of the Daughters and co heirs of Geo Mott late of Rappa County dec'd and one of the nieces and co-heirs of John Mott late of the aforesaid County of Rappa dec'd" to William Fitzhugh of Stafford Co. for 16000 lb tobo 1248 acres, etc (see page 18). Land adjs main branch of Muddy Creek. Mr. Wm Thorton's line and Mr. Whitehead's line. Signed John Glendenning, Ann x Glendening. Wit: Alexr Doniphan, John x Ames. Rec 5 Oct 1692

3 Oct 1692

Richmond Co., VA

Source: CD503 Virginia Colonial Records, 1600s-1700s, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume 1, Richmond County Records, 1692-1704

[Page 34] Power of atty. 3 Oct 1692. John and Ann Glendenning to Mr Wm Colston to ack above.

3 May 1693

Richmond Co., VA

Source: CD503 Virginia Colonial Records, 1600s-1700s, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume 1, Richmond County Records, 1692-1704

[Page 62] Deed. 3 May 1693. "Alexand'r Doniphan of the County of Richmond, Gent and Margarett his wife Daughter and Co heir together with Elizabeth Ann and Ellen of George Mott of the County of Rappahannock" etc. to "Wm Colston of the said County of Richmond Clerke", for 18000 lb tobo, 1246 acres, part of a patent formerly granted John and George Mott, etc. for 15654 acres, adj land of Capt Glendening, land of John Vickers, along Muddy Creek, etc. Signed Alexand'r Doniphan, Margarett x Doniphan. Wit: Tho. Taliaferro, Josh Davis, Abraham Blagg. Rec 16 May 1693.

[Page 63] Bond for above

July 13, 1693

Stafford Co., VA

Source: Stafford County, Virginia Order Book 1692-1693, Page 112

[Page 457] "RICHARD BRYAN of the County afsd was attached to answer JOHN GLENDENNY of a plea why he by force and arms one good mare of the Price of two thousand pounds of Tobacco of the Proper goods and Chattels of him the said John from he wonted and accustomed place of feeding in the woods hath unlawfully taken up and pssess himself of to the great damage of him the said John and contrary to the peace etc whereupon the said John complains that he having a good mare branded with his own proper brand being IG on the near buttock and running at her wonts and accustomed place of feeding in the woods as afsd the said Richard by force and armes afsd and contrary to the Peace as afsd did unlawfully seize upon and Take into his Custody the afsd mare and her doth with like force detaine and keep from the said John whereby he is damnified and damage has received to the value of three thousand pounds of Tobacco whereupon he brings this Suit etc.

And RICHARD BRYAN the deft came into Court and prayed Licence of Imparleance till the next Court which accordingly to him is granted and that then his plea be not wanting."

Submitted by Lisa Perry

12 Sep 1693

Stafford Co., VA

Source: Stafford County, Virginia Order Book 1692-1693, Page 112

[Page 474] JOHN GLENDENNY v. RICHARD BRYANT upon Imparleance from the 13th of July 1690 And the deft comes now in Court to defend the force and Injury when etc and for plea saith that he never took up any Beast of JOHN GLENDENNY as is set forth in the declaration but whatever beasts both horses and mares he is and hath been possessed with before and since the bringing of this Suit are his own proper goods which he shall fully manifest to this Court Therefore etc which Cause is referred by Consent."

Submitted by Lisa Perry

Sep 1693

Richmond Co., VA

Source: CD503 Virginia Colonial Records, 1600s-1700s, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume 1, Richmond County Records, 1692-1704

[Page 90] Deed September 1693. John Fosaker and Elizabeth his wife to Hugh French, for 3000 lb tobo, 100 acres adj land of Capt Geo Mason, land of Mr. Wm. Colston, land of Capt. John Clendenen and land of John Fosaker. Signed John Fosaker, Eliz: x Fosaker, Wit: Alexan'r Doniphan, Fran: Thornton, Tho: Parke, Antho: Prosser. Rec 10 Oct 1693

10 Dec 1701

Stafford Co., VA

Stafford County, Virginia Will Book 2, page 36

[Pages 92-103] Will of Williams Fitzhugh "...also another tract of land containing 1248 acres which I bought of John Glendenning in Rappahannock Forrest ...."

Submitted by Lisa Perry

4 Mar 1712/13

Richmond Co., VA

Headley, Robert K., Jr. Wills of Richmond County, Virginia 1699-1800, page 25

Estate Inventory for John Glendening.

Submitted by Lisa Perry. She did not include the inventory listing.

16 Sep 1733

King George Co., VA

Probated 6 Jun 1740

King George Co., VA

King George County, Virginia Will Book A-1 1712-1752 Page 205

[Pages 144-145] In the Name of God Amen. I Ann Glendening of Brunswick Parish in ye County of King George being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner and form following:

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving son John Glendening Ten pounds Current Money which I have his obligation for and also the half of a Pistole which I lent him and the other half to be paid to my Executor

Item: I give unto my loving daughter Margaret Grant my negro named Sarah and her increase during her natural life and after her decease to her son James Grant and his heirs forever and if the said James should die without heirs, to next, blank.

Item: I give and bequeath to my loving daughter Elinor Armstrong, a negro girl named Nell during her natural life and after her deceased to her son Joseph Armstrong to him and his heirs forever. I also give and bequeath to my said daughter Elinor a negro boy named Chirmo to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Jael Seale one negro named Jack to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving son in law John Armstrong all my stock of cattle and hoges he paying out of the same to my loving grandson John White a young cow and calf and young sow when he comes of full age.

Item: It is my will and desire that all the rest of my estate be equally divided between my three said daughters, viz: Margaret Grant, Ellinor Armstrong and Jael Seale and if they cannot agree to among themselves, then they shall choose two house keepers to divide the same.

Lastly tis my will and desire that my loving son in law John Armstrong be and I do hereby appoint him whole and sole executor of this my last Will & Testament by me made do own and acknowledge this my last will, hereby revoking all former Wills & Testaments. As witness my hand this 16 day of September 1733.

Ann (A) Glendening Sigum (Seale)

Signed Sealed & Delivered Hen MC Kie In presence of John Booth, Thos Armstrong

At a Court held for King George County ye 6 day of June 1740.

This Last Will and Testament of Ann Glendening, Deceased was presented into Court by John Armstrong her Executor who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of Henry MC Kie, John Booth and Thomas Armstrong and admitted to record

Copa. Test. T:Turner Cl Cur

Submitted by Charlene Reeds Ebeling

4, 5 Oct 1745

King George Co., VA

King George County, Virginia Deed Book 3 pages 83-92

Indenture made 4th, 5th October 1745 between John Glendenning of Brunswick Parish King George County Planter and Ann Champe Eldest Daughter of John Champe of same Whereas Ann Glendenning of Hanover Parish King George County widow by her deed of Feeofment dated 3rd February 1725-1725 between Ann of one part and said John Glendenning by the Name of John Glendenning the only son of the said Ann..reciting that Ann had confirmed unto Joseph Armstrong and Elizabeth his wife 100 acres, unto John Armstrong & Ellen his wife 100 acres, unto William Grant & Margaret his wife 100 acres and unto David Seale and Jael his wife other 100 acres which several parcels each had been laid off..did grant unto John Glendenning & Phebe his wife 250 acres the Muddy Creek in Parish Hanover (now Brunswick) in King George County being the residue of 650 acres remaining after laying out the 400 acres before mentioned part of tract granted unto John Mott and George Mott by Pattent 17th October 1670 afterwards given by George Mott Father of the said Ann to his found[four?] daughter Elizabeth, Margaret, the said Ann & Ellen by his last will and testament dated last day March 1674 duly proved in Rappahannock Court 27th May 1674 among whom the same was afterwards divided.. upon such 650 acres was allotted to Ann Glendenning & her heirs the said 250 acres residue of the 650 acres containing the Plantation where Ann Glendenning, John Glendening, Simon White and Richard Pearl then lived (reserving unto the said Ann the plantation she then lived and the rents of the 250 acres during her natural life and whereas the said Ann and Phebe the wife of John are since dead and said John is now seized of the 250 acres doth grant all that Plantation where Ann Glendenning formerly lived and so much of the land adjoining as makes of 120 acres bounded according to a survey thereof made by Joseph Berry Gentleman as follows beginning bank of Rappahannock River being a corner between John Glendenning and Simon White.. up the river mouth of Muddy creek Mouth of small branch ....

Presence of John Grant, Daniel Grant, John Glendening, Jos Strother

At a court held 5th Octobr 1745 deeds of lease and release & receipt for consideration money recorded.

14 Mar 1747/48

King George Co., VA

Probated 6 May 1748

Will of John Glendening Senior, King George Co., VA

In the Name of God Amen. I John Glendening Senior being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for the same do make this my last Will & Testament n manner and form following:

Item: I give and bequeath to my son James two negroes named Frank and Judy

Item: I give and bequeath to his sons a negro girl named Sarah and to his heirs forever and for want of such heirs to my son James and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son John and his heirs forever the plantation where on I now live. I likewise give to my son John two negroes named Caesar and Jerry to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret and to her heirs forever lawfully begotten one Negro girl named Lizey and for want of such heirs to be equally divided between my daughters that shall be then living

Item: I give and bequeath to my three daughters Elizabeth, Sarah and Elinor all the rest of my Negroes to be equally divided in quantity and quality.

Item, and my will is that my personal estate except my hogs and corn be sold at auction and all my just debts to be paid out of the same and the remainder of my estate be equally divided amongst my six children or as many of them as shall be then living.

Item: I appoint my loving son James Glendining sole Executor of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this 14th day of March 1747/8. John Glendining

Signed Sealed Published & Declared in presence of us

Thomas (T) Armstrong, Charles Bruce

At a Court held for King George County on Friday the 6th day of May 1748.

The Last Will & Testament of John Glendining deceased, was presented in to Court by James Glendining, his Executor, who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of Thomas Armstrong and Charles Bruce and admitted to record.

Copa test Harry Turner Cl Cur

 Submitted by Charlene Reeds Ebeling. She did not include the book and page number for the King George Co., VA will.

 .