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  • ID: I35018
  • Name: William Plunkett
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1720 in Westmoreland County, Virginia
  • Death: AFT 1768
  • Reference Number: 35018
  • Note:
    Name: William Plunkett
    Sex: M
    Birth: 1720 in Westmoreland County, Virginia
    Note: Note: William is listed in the records of Caroline County, Virginia as a Tobacco Inspector at Roy's warehouse on the south bank of the Rappahannock River not too far from present day Port Royal. This area is just across the river from King George County, Virginia.

    Father: John Plunkett, II b: 1685 in King George, Virginia
    Mother: Frances Frank b: ABT 1698

    Marriage 1 Sarah Cordes b: 1716 in Ashley-Cooper, South Carolina
    Married: ABT 1736 in Ashley-Cooper River District, South Carolina
    Children
    James Plunkett b: 1744 in Spotsylvania, Orange County, Virginia

    The following information on Sarah Cordes was taken from an undated sketch 'pertaining to the Genealogy of the Dowden family' written by Miss Sarah Ann Pilcher who was born 1815-1820 and who was granddaughter of Reuben Plunkett and Nancey Purvis, and the great-granddaughter of William Plunkett and Sarah Cordes. Our great-great-grandfather Plunkett was an Episcopal Clergyman whose father, Lord Plunkett was the first of the family that immigrated to America in the latter part of the 17th Century. He settled in Caroline County, Virginia. Lord Plunkett returned to England and our ancestor married a Miss Monroe who numbered a President of the United States amongst the descendants in her family. They had two sons, one of them , William was our great-grandfather. He held office of Tobacco Inspector for that part of the colony that now comprises Virginia and Maryland. His office was conferred by George III and was quite a sinecure (an office requiring little or no work, yielding profitable returns [Encyclopedic World Dictionary Reference Book] ) in colonial times. He married a very elegant and accomplished lady, SARAH CORDES, pronounced KORDAY, her grandfather was one of the many Huguenots who fled from Papal persecution in France and settle on the Ashley and Cooper Rivers in South Carolina, where our ancestor found and married her. They had seven sons and four daughters.

    Name: William PLUNKETT
    Sex: M
    Birth: 1720 in Westmoreland County, Virginia
    Note:
    A William Plunkett is listed in the records of Caroline County, Virginia as a Tobacco Inspector at Roy's Warehouse on the south bank of the Rappahannock River not too far from present day Port Royal. This area is just across the river from King George County, Virginia

    Verified in :

    Ivy, Emma Plunkett, [View Citation] [Table of Contents]
    Ten thousand Plunketts : a partially documented record of the families of Charles Plunkett of Newberry County, South Carolina, and his brother Peter Plunkett of Old Barnwell District, South Carolina, and related families
    Atlanta, Ga.: Peachtree Letter Service, 1969, 550 pgs.
    Change Date: 22 AUG 2003 at 14:46:28

    Father: John PLUNKETT, II b: 1685 in King George,Virginia
    Mother: Frances Frank b: About 1698

    Marriage 1 Sarah CORDES b: Abt 1716 in Ashley-Cooper,South Carolina
    Children
    Frances PLUNKETT b: 1760 in Virginia
    James PLUNKETT b: Abt 1744
    Benjamin PLUNKETT b: Abt 1750 in Spotsylvania,Virginia

    Hi Jim,

    I have William Plunkett (Sarah Cordes) as son of John Plunkett and Frances Frank. John Plunkett and his son, William Plunkett are mentioned in the will of Robert Frank - Westmoreland Co. William is given as grandson and John is an executor.


    A William Plunkett is listed in the records of Caroline County , Virginia as a tobacco inspector at Roy's warehouse on the south bank of the Rappahannock River not too far from present day Port Royal. This area is just across the river from King George County , Virginia.

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    Westmoreland County, Virginia-Will of Robert Frank (Sr) Bk 8, P 76- Nov. 17, 1725 Pro Feb. 22, 1726
    Being in perfect sense and memory , thou weak in body, but Blessed be God in perfect ___, as followeth:
    Imprimis: I bequeath my Soul to God in Jesus Christ who was my Creator and Redeemer, in whom I trust to be my Creator, to save me again at the last day in Glory. I also bequeath my body to the earth from whence it had its being, to be orderly and decently buried and my worldly goods, as follows:
    Imprimis: I give unto my grand daughter Margaret Spilman, a certain parcel of land lying on E/S Modoro Branch, commonly known as Whitins during her lifetime; and after her decease to return to my grandson Robert Frank., and if my grandson Robert Frank should die without issue lawfully begotten of his own body, to return to my grandson, William Plunkett
    Impremis: I give unto my grandson John Grinning, a certain parcel of land lying between the Church path and Modoro branch, to him and his heirs forever..
    Impremis: I give unto my grandson Robert Frank, my plantation and land belonging thereto, and to inherit the same at the age one and twenty, to him and his heirs forever; said land to be in possession of John Plunkett, until such time he comes of age.. If he should die without heirs of his body, this land to return to my grandson William Plunkett
    Impremis: I give unto my grand daughter Margaret Spilman , one cow and calf.
    Impremis: I give unto my grandson, William Plunkett, bed and funishings, which I commonly ly on.
    Impremis: I give unto my grand daughter Elizabeth Knighton, my next best bed and furnishings.
    Impremis: I give unto my grandsons, Thomas Grinning and John Grinning, all my wearing cloathes, after my decease, to be equally divided between them.
    Impremis: I give unto my grandson Thomas Frank, my horse, bridle, and saddle.
    All the rest of my personal effects I give to my friend, John Plunkett .
    Also, I make my loving friend, John Plunkett my whole and sole Exr of this last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my Seal this 17th day of November, 1725.
    Signed: Robert (His R Mark) Frank (Seal)

    Attest: The mark of John Pipor
    The Mark of John Doggins /Dargain

    Westmoreland Co., At a Court held for this County the 22nd day of February, 1726, John Plunkett, the Executor named in the last Will & Testament of Robert Frank, took Oath as Executor and the will being proved by the Oath of the Witnesses, therefore ordered to be recorded. this 9th day of March, 1726. Sig: G. Turberville, CC Westmoreland Co Recorded the ninth day of March 1726
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    Name: James Hughes
    Email: jimony2k@yahoo.com
    URL: http://www5.familytreemaker.com/cgi-bin/texis/find/search30/?query=+colonial++america++++plunkett+&db=online&areas=13&head=online&category=records%2Ccensus-records%2Cva&words=colonial+america&first=&last=plunkett&cmd=context&id=37c2163b6#hit1
    URL title: Family Tree Maker Online: GenealogyLibrary.com: Colonial America, 1607-1789 VA Census Index , Page 333
    Note:
    Plunkett, Wm VA KING GEORGE CO. WESTMORLAND 1740 RENT ROLL
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    Name: James Hughes
    Email: jimony2k@yahoo.com
    URL: http://www5.familytreemaker.com/cgi-bin/texis/find/search30/?query=+spotsylvania++county++records++++plunkett+&db=online&areas=10&head=online&words=spotsylvania+county+records&first=&last=plunkett&cmd=context&id=37c1eea11b#hit1
    URL title: Family Tree Maker Online: GenealogyLibrary.com: Spotsylvania County Records , Page 307
    Note:
    Oct. 16, 1770. Thomas Rogers of Orange Co. to John Ward of Spt?? Co. Lease. 3 curr. yearly. 100 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Witnesse Wm. Plunkett, Junr.; John Plunkett, Wm. Plunkett, Senr. No date ?? Record.
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    Name: James Hughes
    Email: jimony2k@yahoo.com
    URL: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/orange/deeds/mdd00004.txt
    URL title: Robert Miller Deed, Orange County, Virginia
    Note:
    Robert Miller in his life time to-wit: On the 25th day of April,
    1803,prepared a deed from himself and his wife, Margaret, to their
    son, Thomas Miller, which he, the said Robert, signed in the
    presence of John Plunkett, William Plunkett, and his son, John
    Miller, which was proven in Court, the 27th day of June 1803,
    however, his wife, Margaret, for some reason, did not sign and
    acknowledge the deed. The deed was recorded in Deed Book No. 23,
    page 31, Orange Circuit Court, A copy is in hand in these words:
    "This indenture made this 25th day of April, one thousand eight
    hundred and three, between Robert Miller and Margaret, his wife,
    of the County of Orange, of the one part, and Thomas Miller, of
    the County aforesaid, of the other part, witnesseth: That the said
    Robert Miller, for the consideration of the sum of five hundred
    pounds in hand paid, hath granted, bargained and sold unto the
    said Thomas Miller, his heirs and assigns forever, a certain
    tract or parcel of land purchased of Jos. Eddins and Peter
    Thornton. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land
    with its appurtenances unto the said Thomas Miller, his heirs and
    assigns forever, to his and their own proper use. And the said
    Robert Miller, for himself, his heirs, executors and
    administrators, doth further covenant that he shall and will
    (warrant) the said land, with its appurtenances, unto the said
    Thomas Miller, his heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful
    claims and interruptions of any person or persons whatsoever.
    In witness whereof, the parties have hereto set their hands and
    seals this day and year above written.

    John Plunkett, Robert Miller [seal]
    William Plunkett,
    John Miller [seal]

    At a Court held for Orange County, at the Court House, on Monday,
    the 27th day of June, 1803, this indenture was proved by the oaths
    of John Plunkett, William Plunkett and John Miller, witnesses
    thereto, and ordered to be recorded.
    Test. Reynolds Chapman, Clerk.
    A copy from Deed Book No. 23., page 31
    Attest: C. M. Woolfolk, Clerk




    Father: John Plunkett II b: ABT 1685 in Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia
    Mother: Frances Frank b: ABT 1695 in Washington Parish, Westmorland County, Virginia

    Marriage 1 Sarah H. Cordes b: 1716 in Ashley-Cooper, South Carolina
    • Married: BET 1732 AND 1733 in Ashley-Cooper, River District, South Carolina
    Children
    1. Has No Children Anna Plunkett
    2. Has Children Marianne Plunkett b: BET 1734 AND 1738
    3. Has No Children John Plunkett b: 1740
    4. Has Children William Plunkett II b: 1742
    5. Has Children James Plunkett b: BET 1742 AND 1744 in Spotsylvania, Orange County, Virginia
    6. Has No Children Benjamin Plunkett b: 1746
    7. Has No Children Josiah Plunkett b: 1748
    8. Has Children Jesse Plunkett b: 1750 in Spotsylvania, Orange County, Virginia
    9. Has Children Reuben Plunkett b: ABT 1752 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Revolutionary War Veteran
    10. Has No Children Anna Plunkett b: ABT 1755
    11. Has Children Frances Plunkett b: ABT 1760 in Virginia

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