Ancestral Family Topic 1986

 1986   Francis Moore (c.1660-1718)
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Francis Moore, in his own words
If he could speak to us today, Francis Moore might describe his life as follows.

Virginia tobacco planters depended on contract labor from England and Africa. These “indentured servants,” as they were called, worked for an agreed number of years in return for transportation to Virginia, food, shelter, and clothing. Of course, the contract term for Africans was later extended.
For example, after I “imported” Thomas Reed with several others in the Dublin Merchant, I sold his 7-year contract to John Burnett.  Not only did I bring hundreds of other indentured servants from Ireland, where I was probably born, I was also a slave trader.
In March 1701/2 I bought 125 acres on Piscataway Creek in Essex County,  where my wife, Ann, and I reared four children who grew to adulthood. I left no will when I died in 1718 and, according to inheritance laws then, my Essex County plantation became the property of my eldest son, Francis who sold it in 1739. 
My widow soon married John Naylor, a widower who lived across the Rappahannock River in King George County and they had two little girls, both of whom died at age three. Widowed a second time in 1735, Ann died in 1744.

From 1703 to 1705 Francis Moore imported 270 individuals in return for certificates for 10,950 acres, which he evidently sold.  Francis swore he was 45 when he testified regarding Thomas Reed in 1705, placing his birth about 1660.

Ann, the wife of Francis Moore, may have been Ann Harbin for they named a son Harbin Moore.

Ann, the widow
Essex County granted Ann Moore administration of her husband’s estate 15 July 1718, and 3 Essex citizens appraised his personal property 20 Aug. 1718 for £37.17. 
Ann’s 2nd husband, John Naylor, was a widower, with two young daughters, his 1st wife, Mary Rogers having died in 1717. 
Ann and John Naylor and had two daughters who died in infancy: Anne Naylor (20 Feb. 1720/1 - 27 Aug. 1722) and Joyce Naylor (2 Dec. 1722 - 3 Oct. 1725). 
John Naylor left a will in King George County that made bequests to daughters Elizabeth and Hannah, and named “my loving wife Ann Naylor” and his daughter Hannah executors (will dated 30 Oct. 1734 and proved 6 Dec. 1735 ). The will was the center of a dispute, which generated several depositions, one of which reveals that Ann took her sons, Francis and Harbin, to Orange County after John’s death.
Ann Naylor was “sick and weak of body” when she made her will in Orange County 2 March 1743/4.  Her son Harbin, the executor, produced the will 26 April 1744.

Will of Ann Naylor
2 March 1743/4
In the name of God Amen: March ye second day 1743/4. I Ann Naylor of Orange County being sick and weak of body but of a sound and perfect mind and memory praise be to God for the same do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in writing and hereby also do null and make void all former wills or Testaments by me heretofore made.
Imprimis: I give and bequeath my soul to God yt gave it in hope and full assurance to recover the same again at ye Resurrection at the last day by the merits of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my body I bequeath to ye Earth from whence it came to be buried in a decent manner according to the discretion of my executors hereafter mentioned.
Item: I give and bequeath to the daughter of my daughter Martha, Ann Moore Branaw ten pounds to be paid two years after my decease in Case her father will put ye same out to use other ways stey in ye hands of my executor till she is of age.
Item: I bequeath to m three granddaughters Ann, Lavey, Elizabeth daughter to Thomas Patty, Jr. four pounds apiece when of age and in case one of them should die her share to be divided equally to the longest liver.
Item: I give and bequeath to Ann Moore one cow and calf.
Item: I give and bequeath to Mary Moore one cow and calf.
Item: I give and bequeath to my son Harbin Moore all the rest of my estate real and personal and to his heirs and assigns forever whom I also appoint executor of this my last will and Testament. Witness my hand and seal ye day and year above mentioned.
Ann X Naylor

Descendants of Francis Moore
Information about the children of Francis Moore, their descendants, and allied families previously found at is now available as Southside Virginia Genealogies. Learn more 
Names found in this topic include the following.
 Col. Francis Moore (1714-1796),  
Elizabeth (—) Moore,  
Bernard Moore,  Anne Catherine Price,   
Francis Moore,  Lucy Hawkins,  
Francis Moore,  Lucy Ward,  
Reuben Moore,  Ann Terrell,  Robert Terrell,  
Chloe Irby,  Anthony Irby,  
Robert Moore,  
Francis Moore,  Wilmouth Irby,  Harrison Irby,  
Bernard Moore,  
Alexander Moore,  
William Moore,  Rebecca Hite Smith,  
Elizabeth Moore,  Thomas A. Oliver,  
Catherine Moore,  Elijah Newbill,  
Frances Moore,  Giles M. Cardwell,  
Alexander Moore,  
Anthony Irby Moore,  
Harrison Moore,  
Mary Irby Moore,  Richard Hill,  
Judson Moore,  
Reuben Moore,  
Ann Moore,  Capt. Robert Thomas,  Capt. John Lillard,  
Mary Moore,  William Price,   
Sarah Moore,  Col. Joseph Spencer,  
 Harbin Moore (c.1718-1802),  
Ann Marks,  John Marks,  
Robert Dunn,  Elizabeth (—) Dunn,  Isaac Webb,  Mrs. Tutt,  
Capt. Reuben Moore,  Anne Catherine Price,   Elizabeth W. Stewart,  
Harbin Moore,  
William Moore,  
John Moore,  
Eliza Moore,  Benjamin Crump,  
Betsy Moore,  Hawkins,  
Reuben Branham,  
Harbin Branham,  
Martha Branham,  
William Branham,  
 Elizabeth (Moore) Petty,  
Thomas Petty,   
 Martha (Moore) Bronough,  
Capt. David Bronough,  Hannah Naylor,  
Ann Moore Bronough,  William Chadwell Sr.,  

Selected sources
King, George H.S. Marriages of Richmond County, Virginia. 1668-1853. Easley, SC: Historical Southern Press. (1986), pages 136-7, 257. • Includes an outline of the family of Francis Moore and some historical background about the man.

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