Colonel John Bushrod 
- Born: 30 Jan 1662/63, Gloucester County, Virginia
- Marriage: Hannah Keene  [9NJH-L2G]
- Died: 1719 at age 56
1. Apphia BUSHROD b: ABT. 1694 in Westmoreland, Virginia
2. Elizabeth BUSHROD b: ABT. 1696
3. Thomas BUSHROD b: 25 MAY 1702
4. Richard BUSHROD b: 1706
5. Sarah BUSHROD b: ABT. 1708
6. John BUSHROD b: ABT. 1712 in Westmoreland County, Virginia
7. Hannah BUSHROD b: ABT. 1718 in Westmoreland County, Virginia
From Westmoreland County, Virgina Deeds and Wills No. 6 1716-1720, Compiled by John Frederick Dorman, Washington D.C. 1989.
Pages 624-30. Will of John Bushrod of Westmoreland County, Gent., being weak of body, dated 26 Jan. 1719 .
To my two loving daughters Apphia Fantleroy and Elizabeth Merewether each 20 shillings.
My loving daughter Hannah Bushrod one Negro girl Criss with her future increase and £100 sterling and 12,000 pounds of tobacco and ten ewes and one ram when she shall attain to the age of seventeen yeares old.
To my loving daughter Sarah Bushrod one Negro girl Pegg and all her future increase and £100 sterling and 10,000 pounds of tobacco and tenn ewes and one ram when she shall attain to the age of seventeen yeares old.
If either of my daughters Hannah or Sarah Bushrod decease this life before they come to the age of seventeen yeares old or without issue, then the estate to come to the surviving sister.
To my loving son Richard Bushrod all that land and plantation I bought of Daniel Bryant and Frances his wife, also that land and plantation I bought of James Brechin, Clerk, adjoyning to the land of James Burne and Mr. Wm. Peirce's land. Also ten Negro slaves, Elizabeth, Lettice, Isaac, Hannah, Matt, Bridgett, Nick, Jemey, Paul, Nero, and 10,000 pounds of tobacco and three cowes and calves and three heifers about four yeares old each and five steares of five yeares old each and three breeding sowes and nine barrows of three yeares old each, all the above mentioned estate to be paid to my son Richard Bushrod when he shall attain to the age of nineteen yeares old.
My loving son John Bushrod all that land and plantation I bought of Mr. John Spencer in Washington Parish and not any of the land be cleared that is one the left hand of the road that leadeth from Nominy Ferry to the mouth of Pope's Creek.
Also to my son John Bushrod thirteen Negro slaves, Tom, Guy, Sam, Cezar, Abraham, Virginia, Jack, George, Beck, Abrabra [?], Moll, Dinah, Betty and young Rose. Also five young cowes, five calves and five heifers of four year old and five cattle of two yeares old and five steares of five yeares old and four steares of six year old and one bull, alsoe four young breeding sowes and sixteen piggs of four months old and ten spaid sowes or barrows of three yeares old and alsoe twenty ewes and one ram, all to be young, and one young breeding mare, when he shall come to his respective age hereafter mentioned. Also 5000 pounds of tobacco. Also my least silver tankard and least silver tumbler and one dozen of my largest silver spoones marked IBH, when he shall attaine to the age of nineteen yeares old.
To my loving son Thomas Bushrod all that land and plantation I bought of Wm. Robottom and Eliza. his wife and Robert Smith, weaver, and that I bought of Mr. Thomas Wady, being in all 900 acres.
To my loving son Thomas Bushrod fourteen Negro slaves, Armetage, Danll., Toney, Patrick, Kate, Cuffey, Peter, Jacob, Phillis, Vilett, Abegall, Bess, Judey, and Jenny Jack. Also all my stock of cattle, hoggs, horses and mares that is on the plantations I have before bequeathed him. Also one large silver tankard and one large silver tumbler and one dozen of my oldest silver spoones, the mark IBH. Also one writing desk which stands in my dwelling house hall. My son Thos. Bushrod enjoy all his estate imediately after my decease.
What silver plate I have given to my sons Thomas and John Bushrod if decease this life before they come to age of twenty one years old shall come to my son Richard Bushrod and his heires.
To my loving wife Hannah Bushrod the land where I now live with all the adjacent plantations dureing her natural life and after her decease to my son Thomas Bushrod and his heires, but if my son Thomas Bushrod should die before he come to the age of twenty one yeare or lawfull issue, to my son John Bushrod and his heirs and also that land I bought of Wm. Robottom and Eliza. his wife and that I bought of Mr. Thomas Wady to be equally divided between my two sons John and Richard Bushrod and their heires.
If my son John Bushrod should die before he come to the age of twenty one years old or lawfull issue then that land and plantations which I gave to John to my son Thomas Bush-rod, provided he give to my son Richard Bushrod one half part of that land I bought of William Robottom and Eliza. his wife, also that of Robert Smith, weaver, and Mr. Thos Wadey.
If my son Richard Bushrod die before he come to the age of twenty one yeares old or without lawfull issue then land and plantations I bought of Danll. Bryant and Frances his wife to my son John Bushrod and his heirs and that land I bought of the reverent James Brechin to my son Thomas Bushrod and his heires.
If either of my three sons Thomas, John or Richard decease this life before they come to the age of nineteen year old what Negroes and personall estate I have bequeathed them be equally devided between my two sons soe surviveing, only if my youngest son Richard Bushrod shall be one of the surviving brothers to have the choice of one of the Negroes out of the deceased brother's estate and then the rest to be divided.
My two Negro carpenters do work together for four yeares, which I have given to my two sons Thomas and John Bushrod, their names Armitage and Tom, and that they do the carpenters' and coopers' work on all my plantations (and what they shall work for abroad to be equally divided between my loving wife Hannah and Thomas Bushrod.
My wife free liberty to gett what timber she shall have occasion of for carpenters' or coopers' work of any of my lands for the use of the plantations I have bequeathed her.
To my loving wife Hannah all the rest of my estate, it being in right of dower.
My wife Hannah Bushrod executrix. My estate be neither inventories or appraised.
Wit: Jno. Awbrey, Elizabeth Morell, James Brechin.
30 March 1720. Presented by Hannah Bushrod, his executrix. Proved by all the witnesses.
John married Hannah Keene  [9NJH-L2G] [MRIN: 551617990], daughter of William Keene  and Elizabeth Rodgers .