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Judith Dabney

Female C1706 - 1782/83  (~ 76 years)

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  • Name Judith Dabney  [1
    Born C1706  King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1782/83  Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I212  Dabneys of Virginia
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2016 

    Father George Dabney, I,   b. Abt 1670, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1729-34, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth (Eliza) (__),   d. Aft 1729 
    Married C1693/94 
    Family ID F81  Group Sheet

    Family James Young 
     1. Mary Young
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F152  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Judith Dabney was born to George Dabney I and his wife, Elizabeth in New Kent County (later King William County).
      She married James Young of Henrico County. They had at least one child named Mary, who married Samuel Williamson.
      In 1739, James and two other residents were appointed by the Henrico Parish vestry to be processioners (verifiers of tract boundaries) in the 5th precinct of the county. James obtained a patent for 317 A. in Henrico Co. near his house July 30, 1742. On the same date, he borrowed £340 from Capt. William Mouat, a ship’s captain, and on June 24, 1746, he made a deed of trust to Mouat for the 417 acres on which he lived plus 15 slaves to secure the debt. He subsequently failed to make payments on the debt, and on September 9, 1748, he released the land and slaves to Mouat. Judith’s brothers, George Dabney II and William Dabney of Aldingham purchased the property from Mouat’s attorneys April 25, 1749 and sold it to Darcey Southall September 29, 1750 for £151. In June, 1772, Judith bought a 4 and 6/16ths acre lot on which she was then living in the Shockoe area of Richmond. The absence of James from the deed indicates that he was probably deceased.
      Judith signed her will September 30, 1778. It was recorded March 4, 1783, indicating that she died in late 1782 or early 1783. The will mentioned that by a decree of the General Court November 4, 1771 (for which records no longer exist), she was entitled to dispose of her estate, indicating an earlier court suit possibly involving the separation of her property from the troubled financial affairs of her husband, who may have been deceased. She bequeathed all of her estate to her daughter, Mary Williamson, for life and after her death to Mary’s children. If Mary had no children, the remainder of the estate to be divided among her nephew George Dabney, her niece Mary Walker, and her son-in-law, Samuel Williamson. The nephew George Dabney could be Major George Dabney III of Dabneys Ferry (1734-1790-92), son of her brother George Dabney II, or Capt. George Dabney of Dabney’s legion (1740-1824), son of her brother Col. William Dabney of Aldingham. [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S169] p. 109..

    2. [S1200]

    3. [S1345]

    4. [S96] v. 5, p. 26..

    5. [S1344]

    6. [S1199]

    7. [S1368]

    8. [S1346]