John 'the Tory' Musgrove, Jr. (c.1718 - c.1781) MP

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Birthplace: Charles, Maryland
Death: Died in Newberry, SC, USA
Cause of death: Possibly killed as a Tory by Patriots
Occupation: Trader
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About John 'the Tory' Musgrove, Jr.

Col. John Musgrove, Jr. was born about 1718 in Charles County, Maryland and died in Sept 1781 in Newberry, South Carolina, USA.

Family

Parents: 2nd son of John Musgrove (1683-1746) and perhaps Miss Parendler (1686-).

  • from the will of John Musgrove probated 1746 in Fairfax, VA:

Item I do give to my beloved son John Musgrove that plantation that Joseph Hunt lives upon with all things belonging there unto and one negro boy called Tom and his horse saddle and bridle.

Married:

  1. Araminta Gordon (1730-1790)

Children:

  1. John Edward Musgrove lll (1763-1842)
  2. William T. Musgrove (1765-1850)
  3. Jane Musgrove (1768-1781)
  4. Philip Trapnell Musgrove (1777-1870)

wild horses

John Jr. inherited land in Virginia and half of wild horses breeding stock, etc., which he took to South Carolina with him.

Tory

John Jr. was commissioned a Major by the British during the Revolutionary War. His sons John III and William T. fought as teenagers in the 96th Brigade, a Tory regiment. Col. John Musgrove Jr. was a British Tory. Col. Phil Waters of the American side owned the adjoining Plantation. During the War, Col Waters took the Musgrove Plantation at the point of a gun. John Jr. died in 1787 shortly beforer his land was taken. He might have been killed by the patriots after the War.

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John Musgrove, Jr.'s Timeline

1718
1718
Charles, Maryland
1761
1761
Age 43
South Carolina
1763
1763
Age 45
South Carolina
1765
1765
Age 47
Newberry, SC
1768
1768
Age 50
Newberry, Newberry, South Carolina
1777
1777
Age 59
South Carolina
1781
1781
Age 63
Newberry, SC, USA
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Fairfax, VA, USA