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Anna Catherine Moore (Spotswood)

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Virginia
Death: February 9, 1801 (72-80)
Chelsea, Goochland, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gov. Alexander Spotswood and Elizabeth "Anne" Butler Spotswood, Lady
Wife of Bernard Moore, Sr.
Mother of Bernard Moore, Jr.; Elizabeth Walker; Anne Butler Carter; John Spotswood Moore; (Lieutenant) Alexander Spotswood Moore and 2 others
Sister of Col. John Spotswood; Dorothea Dandridge (Spotswood); Robert Spotswood, Capt.; Mary Jones and Anne B Spotswood Morgan

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About Anna Catherine Moore (Spotswood)

London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812
 about Anna Catharine Spotswood Name: Anna Catharine Spotswood Baptism Date: 19 Oct 1728 Parish: St Luke, Chelsea County: Middlesex Borough: Kensington and Chelsea Parent(s): Governd Alexander Spotswood, Butler Spotswood Record Type: Baptism Register Type: Parish Register

Source Citation: London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Luke, Chelsea, Composite register: baptisms Mar 1704 - Mar 1747, marriages May 1704 - Jan 1748, burials Mar 1704 - Mar 1748, P74/LUK, Item 163.


Ann Catherine SPOTSWOOD. "--was elegant in person and manners, and of a high spirit. She was a strong adherent of the British government, while her husband and children sympathized with th patriot cause in the revolution. She, as being the daughter of a haughty British governor, persisted in drinking her tea, although a contraband article, privately, in her closet, during the war. There is a tradition of her having made her negroes toss an overseer who had offended her, in a basket, while she stood at a window to witness the scene". Campbell, p. 30, Spotswood Family.

Anne Catherine Spotswood married Col. Bernard Moore a decendant of Sir Thomas More (Lord High Chancellor of England and Saint) and an ancestor of Robert E. Lee and Helen Keller.


Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about Ann Catherine Moore

Name: Ann Catherine Moore

Date: 16 Apr 1772

Location: Spotsylvania Co., VA

Property: 100 a. on Pamunkey River in Caroline Co.


This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.

Description: Former owner's Wife

Book date: H

Source Information: Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.

Original data: 

Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965. Originally published in 1912.

Crozier, William Armstrong, ed. Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County Records, 1721-1800. Being transcriptions from the original files at the County Court House of wills, deeds, administrators' and guardians' bonds, marriage licenses, and lists of revolutionary pensioners. New York, NY: Fox, Duffield & Co., 1905.

The will abstracts for Isle of Wight and Norfolk counties were taken from microfilmed copies of the original Will Books. Some of these records may be found at the Family History Library as well as other libraries and archives. The originals may be found at the appropriate county courthouses.


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)

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Anna Catherine Moore (Spotswood)'s Timeline

Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Virginia
Age 20
Prince William, Virginia
October 21, 1746
Age 21
King William Co, VA
Age 25
Westmoreland County, Virginia
Age 27
King William, Virginia
Age 38
Chelsea, Goochland, Virginia, United States
February 9, 1801
Age 76
Chelsea, Goochland, Virginia, United States