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Lucy Dabney

Female Abt 53 -


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  • Name Lucy Dabney  [1
    Born Abt 1745-53  King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I56  Dabneys of Virginia
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2017 

    Father William Dabney,   b. 1721, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1767, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Philadelphia Gwathmey 
    Married 1745-1749  King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet

    Family Robert Brooke, III,   d. 1785-87, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Brooke, IV,   b. 1771-1775, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1835, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. Lucy Brooke
     3. Elizabeth Brooke
     4. William Brooke,   b. 1773/74, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Unnamed Brooke
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2010 
    Family ID F47  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Lucy Dabney was probably born to William and Philadelphia (Gwathmey) Dabney between 1745 and 1753 in King William County, Virginia.
      She married Robert Brooke III as his second wife. He was a son of Humphrey and Catherine (Braxton) Brooke of King William County, and a grandson of Robert Brooke Sr.of Essex County. They had five chlldren: Robert IV, Lucy, Elizabeth, William, and an unnamed child, of whom only Robert IV and William are known to have survived to adulthood.
      Robert’s first wife was Ann Aylett. Their children included Humphrey Brooke of King William, Hanover, and Frederick Counties, who married Sallie Page, a daughter of Robert Page of Hanover County; “Nancy” Brooke, who married Col. “Jack” Taliaferro of Gloucester County; Martha Brooke, who married Calohill Mennis; Lucy; Betsy; and William.
      Robert was appointed a Justice of the Peace in King William County in 1766 and reappointed in 1771 and 1773. In November, 1777, the State Council appointed Robert Brooke and 4 other King William residents to a commission to raise clothing for Virginia troops in Continental service.
      Robert was charged in the King William County land tax rolls with 880 acres from 1782 (the earliest records) through 1785, after which his entry changed to Robert Brooke’s estate through 1787, indicating his death between 1785 and 1787.. After a gap in the records, his land was charged in 1793 to Humphrey Brooke, who was his eldest son and probably his executor. In the personal property tax rolls, Robert was charged with 40-46 slaves and 8-27 horses.
      In his will, he instructed his sons to sell his farm called Brookefield after William, the youngest son, reached 21. In January, 1795, Humphrey, Robert, and William sold 400 acres to William Dabney Sr., a brother of Lucy (Dabney) Brooke; 220 acres to William Dabney Jr., a son of Isaac Dabney, another brother of Lucy Dabney Brooke, and about 166 acres to Mann Satterwhite, a neighbor. [2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

  • Sources 
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