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Subject: Re: [FRENCH] Hugh French of VA
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 19:42:39 +0000
No ties to French from the Darnell lines. MArgaret is not mentioned as
David Darnall died about 1702 in Richmond County, Virginia. Migration: "Dr.
David" Darnall. In St. Mary's County, Md. in 1686. In Virginia in 1689. "It
being ordered that he and his pretended wife and children remove from the
County". St Mary's County, Md. Apparently in conflict both with Church of
England and Catholic regime of Maryland. Moved to Richmond Co.,Va. in 1691.
Ref: "Darnall, Darnell Family", by Dr. H.C. Smith.
Land: "Vol.16: Deed,"9/21/1693, David Darnell and Margaret(X) his wife, of St.
Mary's Parish, Richmond Co., Va. to Hugh French for 7000 lb. tobo. 600 acres
etc., adjnj land of ----, Mr. Sampson Darrell,--- land lying in Rappahannock
and Stafford Cos."
Ref: "The Darnall, Darnell Family" Vol.1, LDS Library Salt Lake City,Utah.
Ref: Virginia Colonial Abstracts" by Beverly Fleet
Land: Ref: Richmond County Records, 1692-1704, p.251, P.92.Deed.-September
1693. David Darnell and Margarett, His wife, of St. Mary's Parish, Richmond
County to Hugh French of said Parish and County for 7000 lb. tobo, 600 acres,
adj. land of Mr. Wm. Thornton, Land of Coll, Wm. Fitzhugh, land of Mr. Sampson
Darnell, land of Richmond Shipways and land of James Orchard, "being part of a
patent for land lying in Rappahannock and Stafford Counties granted to Mr.
Motts". Signed David Darnell, Marg'tt (X) Darnell. Wit: John Fosaker, John
Carter, Mauser(X) Hubbert. Rec 10 Oct 1693.
Ref: Introduction by Dr. H.C. Smith in "Darnall, Darnell Family"...no record
of when or where "Dr." David Darnall was born. ..."From the militant
Protestentism of David Darnall and the frequency of the Christian names of
Jeremiah and Adam among his descendants, the compiler is led to believe that
David was descended from Sir Jeremiah Darnall, clerk to the Vicar of Dunton
8/5/1580, as shown in Volume 1, Section 1, p.1, and titled Contemporary
Children were: Morgan Darnall, David Darnall, Joseph Darnall, Waugh Darnell.
Thought for a while that this Margaret, wife of David Darnell could have
been also wife of Hugh French. But in the VA Col Abs Richmond Co, VA David /
Margaret Darnell sell to Hugh French 1698. This would cancel out the fact
that Margaret could have been a French abt 1685 the suspected date of Hugh to
a Margaret Prosser. Anthony Prosser is named as wit to these sales. Don
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From: Mara French <>
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Subject: [FRENCH] Hugh French of VA
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 16:05:57 +0000
> Hi French List,
> Don Hayes and I have been diligently working on FFA Chart #36, Hugh
> French of VA,
> that belongs to DNA Group 1. You may be interested in a house for
> sale that this family owns as follows:
> Elizabeth French was b. in 1757 at Rose Hill in Fairfax Co., VA. Her
> father, Daniel French who built the Pohick Church in Fairfax County,
> the same church that George Washington attended, died in 1771 when
> Elizabeth was only 14. She became the orphaned ward of George
> Washington, who introduced her to Benjamin Tasker Dulany and they
> were married two years later on 10 Feb 1773 when Elizabeth was only
> 16. Elizabeths great wealth enabled the Dulanys to provide their
> eleven surviving children with estates in Virginia. George Washington
> wrote a letter to Elizabeth thanking her for the horse that her
> husband had given him during the Revolutionary War . Elizabeth is
> in the 4th generation of FFA Chart #36. See realtor's announcement here:
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