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George Hendry

 
  also spelled Henry  
Frederick County, Virginia was formed in 1743 from Orange County. Old Frederick County included all or part of four counties in present-day Virginia: Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, and Frederick, as well as five in present-day West Virginia: Hardy, Hampshire, Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan.

George Hendry was born about 1725 in Massachusetts.

He married Deborah Borden. Deborah was the daughter of Benjamin Borden.

Their children included:
Rebecca Hendry (1754),
Nancy Ann Hendry (1756, married John Worley),
Elizabeth Hendry (1758, married Borden),
William Hendry (1760),
Mary Hendry Humphreys (1760, married Jesse Humphreys),
Abraham Hendry (1766), and
George Hendry (1768),
Isaac Hendry.

George died in 1782 in Frederick County, Virginia and Deborah died in 1799.





 
     
 

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Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.

Book 3, pg. 10-Dec. 03, 1752
[Lease] Between Benjamin Borden of County of Augusta
George Henry and Deborah his wife of county of Frederick
consideration of five shillings
a certain part or divident of a lott of land No. 3 being part of a greater Tract of land of three thousand one hundred and forty three acres
land granted by patent to Benjamin Borden deceased father to the above named Benjamin Borden called Bordens Marsh
containing three hundred acres.
yeilding and paying the rent of one pepper corn on Lady Day next


 
 
 
 

Book 3, page 11
Dec. 04, 1752,
Between Benjamin Borden of County of Frederick
George Henry and Deborah his wife late Deborah Borden of County of Frederick
consideration of one Hundred pounds
half part of a lott of land of six hundred and eight acres
being part of a greater tract of land of three thousand one hundred and forty three acres granted by patent to Benjamin Borden deceased father of the above Bejamin Borden called Bordens Marsh

 
 
 
 

Will of George Hendry of Frederick Co. Virginia, February 18, 1782

That 100 acres of land lying at upper end of my land whereon Jeremiah Dunkin now lives at the well to be given to my wife Deborah Hendry and her heirs forever. If my wife should die first, the 100 acres to sold and the money equally divided between
Mary Dunkin and
young Rebecky Dunkin and
Nancy Bordin and
Mary Bordin and
Betty Worly and
Mary Worly.

That Jery Dunkin shall have the place where he now lives four years rent free and after that four years more at 3 pounds five shillings in silver money for each year and that money to be given to Maryan Hennary and the said Jeremiah Dunkin is not allowed to clear more than 25 acres of land and to return the place in good repair.

The plantation that I now live on to my wife Deborah Hendry and all rents for her life, that after her death the land which is 200 acres be sold if the two youngest sons is of age and if not the land is to be rented until they come of age and the rent equally divided between my four sons
William Hendry and
George Hendry and
Abraham Hendry and
Isaik Hendry.

If any of my four sons die without issue then their part of the money should be equally divided between
Betty Borden,
Rebecah Dunkin,
Nancy Worly and
Mary Umfres.

To my wife Deborah Hendry all my moveable estate forever, she paying to my son
William Hendry 20 shillings silver money,
Betty Bunsen five shillings silver money,
Rebecah Dunkin five shillings silver money,
Nancy Worly five shillings silver money, and
Mary Umfres five shillings silver money, they having had their part of the moveable estate.

If I should outlive my wife that my moveable estate should be equally divided between George Hennary and Abraham Hennary and Isaik Hennary.

Whereas a certain Thomas Campbell, goler in Winchester, Frederick Co., and when I was in goal took advantage of my necessity and not being in my proper sences I signed a deed for the convaance (sic) of 360 acres land in this county, which land I make over my soul right claim unto my wife Deborah her heirs and assigns forever.

That my four daughters, viz, Betty Burdin, Rebeckah Dunkin, Nancy Worly, Mary Umfres, if I should survive my wife, that they and their heirs should have the land equally divided between them.

Appoint Deborah Hennary my wife executor,
Thomas Fawcet and John Canter? execs, revoking all other wills.
signed: George Hendry.
Wit. William Davis, John Field Nichols, John Nichols.
Proved 1 Oct. 1782.

American colonists continued to use British monetary units, namely the pound, shilling and pence for which £1 (or li) equalled 20s and 1s equalled 12d. In 1792 the dollar was established as the basic unit of currency.
 
 

The American folk hero, David "Davy" Crockett (1786 – 1836), grew up in East Tennessee.

Washington County, Tennessee,was established in 1777 as Washington County, North Carolina. From 1784 to 1788,it was part of the State of Franklin.

Vol.6-7 1795-1804 (FHL film 31,350)
6-469:
Will of Deborah [Borden] Hendry
of Frederick Co. VA, aged and weak
; 24 Sept. 1796;

the land containing 200 acres where I now live should be sold, and when the executors is paid for their trouble, the remainder of the money to be equally divided as follows:

three parts of the money equally divided between my three sons William Hendry, Abraham Hendry and Isaac Hendry,

and the fourth part that should have been my deceased son George Hendry's right to be equally divided between my four daughters Betty Borden, Rebecca Duncan, Nancy Worley [Mrs. John Worley] and Mary Umfries [Mrs. Jesse Humphries] agreeable to the will of my husband George Hendry decd.

That my burying ground or grave yard should not be sold but be kept for a burying place for me and my heirs forever;

that the same quantity of land contained in my grave yard be taken off of my 100 acre tract adj. the before-mentioned 200 acres. The remainder of my 100 acres be sold, that is, the well, the buildings and plantations thereunto belonging.

My son William Hendry should have five pound sterling out of the money, and the remainder, less the amount to the executors for their trouble,

to my two sons Abraham Hendry and Isaac Hendry and my two granddaughters Elizabeth Worley and Mary Worley, equally divided between them.

Whereas Captain Thomas Campbell Jaler in Winchester, Frederick Co., when my husband was in jail took advantage of his necessity and he not being in his proper sences he signed a deed for the conveyance of 360 acres, which land I give and bequeath all my right that my husband gave me to my two daughters Nancy Worley and Mary Umfres and my granddaughter Mary An Hendry to be equally divided between them.

My two daughters Betty Burden and Rebecca Duncan should have but five shillings a piece out of my estate, they both being verry disobedient children.

That Nancy Worley should have my saddle.

That Mary Umfres should have my best gound,

and all the rest of my waring aperrel is to be divided between Nancy Worley and her two daughters Elizabeth Worley and Mary Worley.

That I impowered my brother Joseph Borden to sew [sue] for a part of my father's moveable estate which I had not received, for which Joseph Borden is to have one half for his cost and trouble, the other half I give to my two sons Abraham Hendry and Isaac Hendry.

Debts, except for selling the land, be paid out of my moveables; to my two sons Abraham Hendry and Isaac Hendry the remainder of my moveable estate.

Appoint William Davis and Thomas Berey execs.
Wit. John (X) Elkins, John Hathaway, Charles Forguson.
Proved 2 July 1799.

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