Name: John DURRETT
Given Name: John
Change Date: 1 Jul 2005
Birth: ABT 1700
Death: 1775 in Spotsylvania Co., VA
Marriage: Many have looked at published records and assumed
this John DURRETT
married Catharine Goodloe, born 01 May 1720, (National Society of Colonial Dames of America. Virginia , Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex Co., VA.,--- Richmond , 1897, -p. 105)
however, the records regarding land patents and deeds show that this John had a wife Mary before and after 25 Nov 1748, the date
of the will of Henry Goodloe in which he mentioned daughter Catherine (Katharine), wife of John Durrett. (William Armstrong Crozier, Spotsylvania Co., 1721-1800 pg. 9)
On Feb. 20, 1766 John DURRETT of Spotsylvania County and Richard DURRETT
of Albemarle County gave George MARTIN of Albemarle Co. a slave girl Delphia. After the death of George MARTIN, the slave and her increase were to be divided between Sally and Susannah MARTIN, daughters of George MARTIN "by his last wife Molly".-Albemarle Co., VA., Deed Book 4, p234, recorded 4 July 1766.
General: Deed Book G. 1766-1777 pg. 266 May 29, 1769 John DURRETT and James CHILES of St. George Parish.,Spotsylvania Co., and Elizabeth, wife of James CHILES to Abram LAREW of New East Jersey. 90 pounds currency. 233 a. in St. George Parish, Spts Co.,part of a pat granted sd John DURRETT. Witnesses, James
WIGGLESWORTH, Junr. , Mary LONG. June 5, 1769.
Deed Book G. pg 266 June 5 , 1769 John DURRETT, James WIGGLESWORTH and Mary , his wife, of St George's Par., Spts.Co., to Abram LAREW of New East Jersey. 34 pounds curr. 340 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., part of pat granted sd DURRETT,Witnesses, James CHILES, Mary LONG. June 5, 1769.
HUSBAND NOTES: John DURRETT
Birth: John appears in Spotsylvania County, VA and other county records from 1726 to 1773 . On 14 Dec. 1739 in Caroline County. John DURRETT and Mary his wife acknowledge their deeds for lease and release of land indented to " Barthw. DURRATT . ( J.F.Dorman, CAROLINE COUNTY, VA., ORDER BOOK 1732- 1740, pt. 3 -Washington 1967-,p. 72)
This may have been part of his 400 acre patent dated 29 June1739 for land on the south side of Ta River. Virginia Land Patent Book 18. pg. 336
On 02 Sep. 1742 John DURRETT and Mary his wife of St. George Parish, Spotsylvania County, VA. sold for 20 pounds 200 acres of land in St. Marks Parish, Orange Co., being one-half of a tract patented to John 08 Sept. 1732. Virginia Land Patent Book 14,pg 530; Orange Co., VA., Deed Book 8, pp 224-, recorded 23 Sept1742.
On 14 Nov 1751 John DURRETT and Mary his wife of Spotsylvania Co. sold for 40 pounds 390 acres, all of a patent to John dated05 Aug 1731. Virginia Land Patent
Book 14. p251; Culpepper Co. VA. Deed Book A. p 437.
Death: John's Will is in Spotsylvania Co., dated 30 July 1773;probated 16 Feb 1775
Will Book E-1772-1798, pg 107. Wit: Richard SHACKLEFORD, James WATKINS
Ambrose SHACKLEFORD. Ex. son-in-law James WIGLESWORTH. Leg. son Richard DURRETT; daughter Ann LONG and her children Elizabeth,Agatha, Ann, Cathren and Susannah LONG; grandson Brumfield LONG;granddaughter Mary SKELTON; daughter, Elizabeth CHILES and her children Elizabeth, Harry, and James CHILES ; son-in-law James CHILES; son-in-law James WIGLESWORTH.
The DURRETT FAMILY is said to be Huguenot and in publications of the Huguenot Society of London is found the name of Francis Parrain de DURETT, son of Paul Parrain de DURETT by Antonia, his wife, born at Bourges, in Berry France. W.A. Shaw, ed., LETTERS OF DENIZATION AND ACTS OF NATURALIZATION FOR ALIENS IN ENGLAND AND IRELAND, 1701-1800 (Huguenot Society of London, PUBLICATIONS,v. 27; Manchester, 1923) p. 38
Francis Parrain de DURETT took the oath of naturalization on 25Feb 1702/3. ibid., p. 43..... This could be the Francis Durrett of the 1724 land patent in VA but no
record has been found to support this identification. The Virginia Genealogist, vol 15 p4.
Accelerated Indexing System lists: DURETTE, Phillip in the VA Colony in ***1607.
This resource found at the Oregon State Library " Early American Series, Early Virginia Vol 2.
Mary b: 1709 in Spotsylvania Co., VA
in Albermale Co., VA
- Sarah DURRETT b: ABT 1730
- Richard DURRETT