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About John Rose
- John Rose
- Birth: abt 1680 probably England, possibly Virginia
- Death: Nov 18 1742 - Wiccomico, Northumberland, Virginia, United States
- Parents: unknown
- Wife: Mary Blackerby
- Children: Mary Rose, Elizabeth Rose
The earliest record that we have of our John Rose is that in 1701 in Northumberland County when he and his wife, Mary Rose, witnessed the will of James Wildey. Rose is mentioned in a number of land purchases and finally we have his will dated November 18, 1742 wherein he names James Blackerby, his wife's son by her first marriage; and Joseph Davis, his wife's grandson, his daughters Mary Stamps and Elizabeth Dodson and his beloved wife Mary Rose.
Will of John Rose of Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia
In the name of God, Amen, I, John Rose, of Weiomore Parish and County of Northumberland, being weak of age, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to Almighty God for it, calling to mind the mortality of my body, knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, principally and first of all, I recommend my Soul unto the hands of Almighty God that gave it to me and as for my body I recommend it to the Earth, to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner, at the discretion of my executors hereafter mentioned, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Might power of God, and as for such worldly estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with in the world I give as follows:
Imprimes, I give to James Blackerby my wife's son three sheep.
Item, I give to Joseph Davis my wife's grandson seven sheep and as for the rest of my personal estate, such as my lands, negroes, stocks and all other tenements I give to my two daughters, viz: Mary Stamps and Elizabeth Dodson and their heirs forever, to be equally divided between the two, and it is my will that my land shant be sold as long as the wars continue.
Item, I leave the rest of my estate to my loving wife Mary Rose during her widowhood or natural life.
Item, I constitute, make, appoint and ordain my loving wife Mary Rose, Thomas Stamps, Thomas Dodson and William Thomas Sr. to be my sole executors of this my last will and testament, wills and legacies, bequests executed to me anyways before this time named, willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereunto I set my hand and seal this 18th day of November in the year our Lord God 1742.
John Rose (seal)
Witnessed by: Wm. Stonum Elenor (x) Chapman"
John Rose of Wicomico's Timeline
April 11, 1701
Weidmore Parish, Northumberland Co., Virginia
Richmond, Virginia, United States
November 18, 1742
Wiccomico, Northumberland, Virginia, United States