Mary West Spotswood (Dandridge)

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Mary West Spotswood (Dandridge)

Birthplace: King William, Virginia
Death: Died in Hanover, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Col. William Dandridge, Jr.; Unity Susannah Dandridge and Unity Susannah Dandridge
Wife of Col. John Spotswood
Mother of Mary Randolph; Gen. Alexander Spotswood; Capt John Spotswood Jr.; Anne Burwell (Spotswood) and William Dandridge
Sister of Martha West Aylett; Anne Anna Dandridge; Elizabeth Dandridge; Nathaniel West Dandridge, Colonel and William Dandridge
Half sister of Wilson Dandridge and John West Gooch

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About Mary West Spotswood (Dandridge)

Birth: 1727 Virginia, USA Death: Dec. 6, 1798 Hanover County Virginia, USA

Mary Dandridge was the daughter of Capt. William Dandridge and Unity (West) Dandridge.

Mary Dandridge married John Maxwell Spotswood on 24 OCT 1745 in St. Martin's in the Fields, Middlesex County, Virginia.

Family links:

 William Dandridge (1689 - 1744)
 Unity West Dandridge (1700 - 1753)

 John Maxwell Spotswood (1722 - 1758)

 Mary Spotswood Randolph (1739 - ____)*
 Alexander Spotswood (1746 - 1818)*
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SPOTSWOOD, JOHN, Spotsylvania Co., d. May 6, 1756, p. Dec. 5, 1758. Wit. Jane Somerville; Dorothea Benger; Lucy Dixon; John Taylor, Junr; Jno. Carter; Joseph Steward, James Taylor. Ex. wife, Mary Spotswood, John Robinson, Esq., Col. Bernard Moore; Col. John Champe; Mr. Edmund Pendleton; Mr. Roger Dixon; Mr. Nicholas Seward. Leg. wife, Mary, use of mansion house, and my coach and six, with coachman and postilion and household goods, etc.; to my daughter Ann, £l,000 sterling; to my daughter Mary £1,000 sterling, in compliance with the authority given me in the will of my deced. father, Alexander Spotswood, Esq. Whereas my father, by his last will, did give to his son, Robert Spotswood £3,000 sterling,—to his daughter Anna Catherina £2,000 sterling, and to his daughter Dorothea £2,000 sterling, to be raised by the sale or mortgage of his lands, and I finding it necessary, in order to raise the said fortunes, to sell divers parcels of land, among the rest I sold and conveyed to Col. John Thornton, 7 tracts containing in the whole 9,048 acres, and afterwards I purchased the said 7 tracts of land of the said Col. John Thornton, I give the said 9,048 acres of land to my son, John Spotswood, also to him that tract of land which I bought of Ambrose Grayson, also all my part of the estate in England which will descend to me and my cousin, John Benger after the death of my mother and her three sisters. To my son, Alexander Spotswood to inherit the property left to Mary Spotswood at her death, or second marriage. Codicil to the aforegoing, dated May 6, 1756, with the same witnesses as to the will, directs that all his children be maintained and educated out of the growing rents and profits of his estate, until they arrive at the age of twenty-one years, or day of marriage. To his goddaughter, Mildred Dixon, daughter of Roger Dixon, £100 sterling. (Page 389)

Editor's Note. Mary Spotswood, widow of John Spotswood, refused the legacies left her in the above will.

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Mary West Spotswood (Dandridge)'s Timeline

King William, Virginia
Age 12
October 24, 1745
Age 18
October 16, 1746
Age 19
Spotsylvania, VA, USA
June 7, 1748
Age 21
Orange, Virginia, United States
Age 25
December 6, 1798
Age 71
Hanover, Virginia