About Andrew Bourne
The earliest mention of an Andrew Bourne in Virginia records found so far is in Stafford Co VA Orders 1689-1690 Item 570 court held 10 March 1689- 90, where "George Luke makes suit that he had made an agreement on the fourteenth of October last with Andrew and John Bourne late of Plymouth, Devon in England to serve him for the full term of four years from April next ensuing in considering of paying their passage with their mother and one child more being the sum of five thousand pounds of tobacco---and forasmuch as the said Andrew and John Bourne did then at the time of drawing their indenture clandestinely steal away. George Luke--prays that an order for the said Andrew and John Bourne to serve according to the time profixed--."George Luke subsequently appears in the earlier records of Richmond County where he is referred to as "merchant of London". It is possible that Andrew and John completed their term of service with him in Richmond County and then moved across the Rappahanrock to Essex County where they then appear on record. This identification is plausible but not confirmed.
On 2 Oct 1700 (Richmond Co.,VA Court Orders) "Administration is granted to Christian Johnson upon all & singular the Estate of Andrew Bourne deced during the minorities of Peter Bourne". It is known that Peter Bourne was son of Christian who appears earlier in Richmond County records as Christian Bourne. This administration appointment strongly implies that she had been the wife of Andrew Bourne whose last appearance in records had been in Oct. 1695. (Richmond Co.,VA Court Orders 2 Oct 1695, will of Edward Price proved by John and Andrew Bourne.)
Widow, Christian Johnson, appointed administrator of estate 2 Oct 1700. Richmond Co. VA Court Order 2 Oct 17 : "Ordered that Mr. Richard Shippie, Mr. John Fisaker, Walter Francis or any two of them some time between this and the next Court held do meet and do inventory & appraise all & singular the estate of Andrew Bourne deced." The date of birth is based solely on the estimated date of birth of his son. It could be earlier but not much later.
Other references: The Bourne Family of Virginia by Richard Darden Bourne; Gilmore-Carter and Allied Families. Will of John Bourne II. (1)
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