William Fitzhugh, II (1679 - 1713) MP

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Birthplace: Eagles Nest, Stafford, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Ravensworth, Fairfax Co., VA
Occupation: Justic, High Sherriff, Burgess
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About William Fitzhugh, II

Captain William Fitzhugh of "Eagle's Nest" inherited 1800 acres of land in Stafford and Westmoreland Counties. He was the Justice of Stafford Co., and High Sheriff in 1707; member of the House of Burgesses in 1700, and a Governor of the College of William and Mary in 1702.

William Fitzhugh inherited under his father's will 18,723 acres of land in Stafford and Westmoreland; was residuary legatee of all lands not bequeathed, and rights to lands in Virginia, Maryland and England; eight negroes; 18 pieces of silver plate; L200 sterling out of his father's money in England; half the household furniture; "my own and my wife's pictures, the other six pictures of my relations, and the large map in the study", half of his father's "study of books", & c. He was appointed clerk of Stafford county, July 18, 1701, and was a member of the House of Burgesses for that county, 1700, 1701 and 1702 (Stafford Records). Possibly he was a member in other years. On Dec. 13, the Lords of Trade and Plantations presented a representation to the Queen, recommending William Fitzhugh, Esq., as a person fully qualified to fill a vacancy in the Council, being a good estate, and being well affected towards her Majesty's government (Sainsbury Abstracts). The appointment made on Dec. 19 and Fitzhugh took the oaths in Virginia, October 15, 1712 (Council Journal). His tenure of office was short, for his last appearance in Council was in Nov. 8, 1713, and Jan. 27, 1713-14, there is an entry in the Council Journal that he was dead. Besides the offices named, Wm. Fitzhugh was a justice of Stafford, and high sheriff in 1707. If he made a will it was doubtless recorded in Stafford, but the books of that date have been lost. He married Ann, daughter of Richard Lee, Esq., of Westmoreland county (member of the council)/ (Sent to me by Ruth and Robert Teesdale)

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William "Eagle's Nest" Fitzhugh's Timeline

1679
1679
Eagles Nest, Stafford, Virginia, USA
1700
1700
Age 21
1706
1706
Age 27
Of "Eagles Nest", King George, VA.
1707
July 15, 1707
Age 28
"Eagle Nest", King George, VA.
1707
Age 28
1710
1710
Age 31
Westmoreland Co., Va
1713
1713
Age 34
Ravensworth, Fairfax Co., VA
1719
May 27, 1719
Age 34
Of Machodoc, Westmoreland, Virginia
1790
1790
Age 34
Of Machodoc, Westmoreland, Virginia
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Of Machodoc, Westmoreland, Virginia