Thomas Moore’s Genealogy Site - Person Sheet
Thomas Moore’s Genealogy Site - Person Sheet
NameSusannah Ley
Birthbef 1690
ResidenceEssex County, Virginia
Deathabt Dec 1726
Susanna Boughan was mentioned in the 19 December 1709 will of her grandmother, Dorothy Henry, proved on 10 January 1709/10. [Essex County, Virginia, Deed & Will Book 13, pages 271–272.]

On 10 January 1709/10, John Boughan, Tho: Lee, Jno Games, and Ja: Fullerton were bound in the penalty of £2000 sterling for John Boughan’s, Thomas Lee’s and Susanna Boughan’s execution of the will of Dorothy Henry deceased. Signed John Boughan, Thos. Ley, John Games, James Fullerton. [Essex County, Virginia, Deed & Will Book 13, page 272.]

On 11 May 1710, Joseph Boswell brought suit against John Boughan and Susanna his wife: Joseph Boswell brings suit against John Boughan and Susanna his wife and Thomas Ley executors of the last will and testament of Dorothy Henry deceased administratrix of the estate of Daniel Henry deceased ffor three pounds 7 shillings 8 pence Stirl. Court of 11 May 1710. [Virginia State Library, Research and Information Services Division, Essex County Court Records, County Court Papers 1683–1728, Folder 2/1710.]

To the Honble: Alexander Spotswood her Majesties Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
John Boughan & Susanna his Wife Thomas Lee and Augustine Lee of the County of Essex most humbly
That by Inquisition taken the tenth day of March in the year 1708 a Trace of Land conteining six hundred twenty seven Acres & six Perches being in the sd County was found to Escheate to her most Sacrd Majestie from Daniel Henry late of the sd County deced
That Dorothy Henry Relict of the sd Daniell did at her own Charge obteine a Warrant for the sd Inquisition & procured the Same to be Executed And Conceiveing She had an Equitable right to the sd Land did Devise three hundred acres part of the sd Land to Your Petr. Susanna her Grandchild & the residue to Your Petrs. Thomas & Augustine her Grandchildren & soon after departed this Life
That due Publication hath been made of the sd Inquisition And the Petition of Thomas Todd to traverse the Same hath been Dismissed by the Honble. the Generall Court
That the Petition of Peter Ranson & his Wife for part of the sd Land hath been heard before the sd Court & the most Equitable right to a Grant of the sd Land Adjudged to be in Your Petrs. as by Certificat thereof hereto Annexed may appeare
Wherefore Your Petrs. humbly pray Your Honour will be pleased to Grant a Patent for the said Land to them & their heirs for ever
And Your Petrs. shall ever Pray &c
[Loose Paper, Library of Virginia]

At a Genrll: Court held at the Capitol April the 20th 1711 —
John Boughan & Susannah his wife Thomas Lee & Augustine Lee all of Essex County by their petition praying a Grant of 627 Acres & 16 perches of Land lying in the Said County found to Escheat from Daniel Henry decd to be made to them in proportion as Divided by the Will of Dorothy the Widdow of the Said Decd and Peter Ransone & his wife one of the Daughters of the said Dorothy by their petition Setting forth that they Conceived they have Equall Right to the said Land with the said Boughan &c: and Thom[illegible — paper torn] by his petition haveing prayed to be Admitted to [Traverse?] the [illegible — torn] finding the Said Land to Escheat but he not appearing Now [illegible — paper torn] petition is Dismist And the Governor being pleased to Referr the Cond[illegible — paper torn] of the other Two petitions to this Court on hearing the Said Will Read Together with the Arguments of the Several petitions that Appeared It is ye Oppinion of the Court that the said Boughan & his said wife Thomas Lee & Augustine Lee have the Most Equitable Right to a Grant of ye sd Land According to the Will of the said Dorothy wch: is hereby Certifyed to her Majties: Lieut: Governor & Commander in Cheif of this Dominion in order to their obtaining a patent for the said Land
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[Loose Paper, Library of Virginia]

On 2 May 1713, “John Boughan & Susannah, his wife, Thomas Lee, & Augustine Lee,” 627 A., 16 P., (esch. L.), Essex Co. “By inquisition taken at the Courthouse, 10 Mar. 1708, by John Lewis, Esqr., Eschr., sd. land found to escheat from Daniel Henry, dec’d; granted to the abovementioned, according to the will of Dorothy Henry.” Her husband John must have been of legal age by 1713.

On 12 June 1714, John Boughan and Susanna his wife of the parish of St. Anns and County of Essex sold to John Mottley of the same. One negro girl named Beck aged about 9. No compensation stated. Signed John Boughan, Susann her + mark Boughan. Witnesses: Thomas Cooper, William Wilson. A note states that the above negro girl was born 20 April 1705. Ordered recorded 17 August 1731. [Essex County, Virginia, Deed Book 19, pages 244–245.]

Susanna Boughan was mentioned in the 13 February 1719 will of her husband John Boughan. She was to receive during her life or widowhood the plantation on which John lived and one third of his Negroes. She was to keep slaves of the estate together during the infancy of the children. She was named executrix and presented the will in court on 19 July 1720. [Essex County, Virginia, Will Book 3, pages 178–180.]

Susanna Boughan signed an inventory made of the estate of her husband John Boughan on 10 August 1720. [Essex County, Virginia, Wills, Inventories and Settlements of Estates No. 3, 1717–1721, pages 200–202, as abstracted by John Frederick Dorman.]

The will of Susanna Bryant, wife of Thomas Bryant, was dated 30 January 1725. Weak. Negro woman Nann to be free and to receive 30 shillings yearly. God daughter Ann Moss. Two daughters Dorothy and Mary Baughan, to each of them a gold ring. To cosin Thomas Lee, £30 sterling when he reaches the age of 21. Capt Robert Brooke to have the bringing up of my son John Baughan. Executors to be Capt Thomas Waring and daughter Dorothy. Signed Susanna Bryant. Witnesses: John Wortham, ffrancis his + mark Laton [Lacon?]. Proved on 20 December 1726. [Essex County, Virginia, Will Book 4, pages 193–194.]
Birthbef 1684
FatherMajor James Boughan (~1650-~1712)
ChildrenDorothy (<1705-)
 Augustine (1716-1750)
 John (<1720-)
Marriageaft 1719
No Children
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