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Elizabeth Garnett (Muscoe)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Probably, London, Middlesex , England
Death: before circa July 1750
St Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Salvatore Muscoe, Sr and Mary Muscoe
Wife of Thomas Garnett
Mother of John Garnett; Anne Garnett; Anthony Garnett; Sarah Fogg; James Garnett and 6 others
Sister of Joseph Muscoe; Salvatore Muscoe, Jr. and Jane Collingwood

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Immediate Family

About Elizabeth Garnett

Elizabeth Muscoe daughter of Salvator Muscoe, Sr, born in England about 1680. Do not confuse with her niece who married JAMES Garnett. Elizabeth, wife of Thomas GARNETT, must have died some time before June 20, 1750---the date when her son John GARNETT was appointed Administrator of his father's Estate.

Married:

  1. to Thomas Garnett (b. 1675/6-d. 1748) as his 2nd wife; his first wife's name was also Elizabeth. He was the son of John Garnett (c1648). Married between 1700 and 1705

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From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=chrismcg&id=I3255&op=GET

Probate Record:

At a Court held for Essex County at Tappahannock, on the 20th day of December, Anno Domini 1748, this Last Will of Testament of Thomas Garnett, deceased, was proved by the oath of James Garnett, gen. [genitive], who also made oath that he did see Salvator Muscoe, genitival described the same as a witness thereto and being also sworn to by Elizabeth Garnett, the executrix there in named, was admitted to record.

Justice A. Beverley (clerk)

Father: John GARNETT

Marriage 1 Elizabeth MUSCOE

Children

  • 1. Anthony GARNETT
  • 2. John GARNETT
  • 3. Anne GARNETT
  • 4. Sarah GARNETT
  • 5. James GARNETT
  • 6. Mary GARNETT
  • 7. Thomas GARNETT
  • 8. Joyce GARNETT
  • 9. Avey [Avis] GARNETT

Notes

  • Both James Garnett and Salvator Muscoe were members of the House of Burgesses of Virginia from Essex County and Vestrymen of St. Anne's parish.
  • Salvator Muscoe Sr. was originally from Italy and was a stone cutter by trade. He had moved from Italy to London, England after the great fire of 1666 had destroyed much of that city. His skill as a stone cutter was employed in the rebuilding of the city and he worked under the direction of Sir Christopher Wren in the construction of St. Paul's Cathedral. Salvator Muscoe Sr. emigrated from London to Virginia in about 1685 and was a neighbour to the Garnett family then living in the colony.
  • Garnett, James, son of John Garnett, of Essex county, was a burgess from Essex county in 1741 and in the assembly of 1742-1747. He married Elizabeth Muscoe, daughter of Salvator Muscoe, a lawyer and burgess, and his will was proved in Essex county, July 15, 1765. He was father of Muscoe Garnett, who married Grace Fenton Mercer, daughter of John Mercer, the celebrated lawyer. (link2)

Links

  1. http://shissem.com/Hissem_Garnets_of_America.html
  2. http://vagenweb.org/tylers_bios/vol1-11.htm

Thomas Garnett, Son of John Garnett, Sr. of Gloucester County Recorded in Will Book 12, page 191 Essex County Circuit Court -- Will Book 7, page 60

In the Name of God Amen.

I, Thomas Garnett, of the Parish of St. Anne in the County of Essex being sick and weak but of a disposing memory do make this my last will of Testament, forsaking and disallowing any will or testament heretofore by me made and this and no other to be taken for my last will and testament in manner of form following, viz: It is my will and desire having SEVERAL SMALL CHILDREN that my loving wife Elizabeth have the use of all my estate be it of what nature kindsoever for and during her natural life provided she remains my widow for and towards her support and my said children: John, Anne, Sarah, James, Joyce, Mary, AVEY and Thomas Garnett, but in case she should marry than (sic) it is my will and desire that all my estate be equally divided between my loving wife, and my children above named and it is further my will and desire that if my loving wife Elizabeth shall remain my widow during her natural life that then (sic) all my estate with the increase or decrease at the time of her death be equally divided between my above named children: John, Anne, Sarah, James, Joyce, Mary, AVIE, and Thomas Garnett. And it is my Desire that my Estate be not appraised, and do appoint my loving wife Elizabeth sole Executor of this my last will and testimony in testimony whereof I have set my seal the 20th of February 1743.

Wit: Thomas Garnett, Salvatore Muscoe, James Garnett, William Lorthen. Recorded: 20 December 1748


Note:

"There has been a considerable amount of confusion regarding Elizabeth MUSCOE, wife of Thomas GARNETT. Many family historians have erroneously confused this Elizabeth MUSCOE with her niece and namesake [the Elizabeth MUSCOE who was the daughter of Elizabeth MUSCOE's brother Salvatore MUSCOE Junior] since both women married husbands named GARNETT and also had father's named Salvatore MUSCOE. To underline this confusion, here are the various listings contained in the IGI for the marriage of Elizabeth MUSCOE to Thomas GARNETT:

  • 1. Elizabeth MUSCOE m. Thomas GARNETT in 1704 at Essex County, VA
  • 2. Elizabeth MUSCOE m. Thomas GARNETT in about 1712 at St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, VA
  • 3. Elizabeth MUSCOE m. Thomas GARNETT in about 1717 at Orange County, VA
  • 4. Elizabeth MUSCOE m. Thomas GARNETT in about 1720 at Stafford County, VA
  • 5. Elizabeth MUSCOE m. Thomas GARNETT in about 1721 at Essex County, VA

It is plainly clear that all of these marriage listings contained in the IGI cannot possibly be accurate or based on factual documentation. In actuality, none of the IGI listings relating to this marriage of Thomas GARNETT to Elizabeth MUSCOE are based on original marriage records or parish registers.

Instead, the source of this IGI information is from pedigrees submitted to the Mormon Church from individuals researching their family's tree. It appears that several or perhaps all of these researchers either "estimated" or completely falsified the date and place of this marriage in order to more properly "fit" the birth dates of the children born to this couple.

Another confusing factor is the death date of the other Elizabeth MUSCOE [the niece] who married Captain James GARNETT in 1834 [as his second wife]. The second Elizabeth MUSCOE died on August 23, 1736---just five days after the birth of their son Muscoe GARNETT [b. August 17, 1736]. Finding that Elizabeth Muscoe Garnett died in 1736 has apparently cause some family historians to "adjust" the birth and marriage date of the other Elizabeth MUSCOE who married Thomas GARNETT in order to comply with age at death of the younger Elizabeth MUSCOE who married Captain James GARNETT.

We now know that the first Elizabeth MUSCOE was born in 1680 in England and that she was the daughter of Salvatore MUSCOE Senior. She may have been Thomas GARNETT's second wife, and it is almost certain that she must have married Thomas GARNETT at some point between 1700 [when she was 20 years old] and 1705 [when she was about 25].

By 1709, Elizabeth GARNETT, wife of Thomas Garnett, relinquished her dower right to land inherited by her husband Thomas from his father John GARNETT. The transaction was dated June 8, 1709. Consideraton of 3,500 pounds of good sound merchantable tobacco. Thomas Garnett, the grantor, also made bond in the sum of 7,000 pounds of good sound merchantable tobacco, that he would observe the covenants of his said deed. He again recited in the bond that he was "one of the sons and devisees of John Garnett late of the Parish of Kingston in the County of Gloucester within the Colony aforesaid."

From Thomas GARNETT's will we know that he and his wife Elizabeth had at least eight children who are specifically named in the will as: John, Anne, Sarah, James, Joyce, Mary, Avey and Thomas GARNETT.

Elizabeth, wife of Thomas GARNETT, must have died some time before June 20, 1750---the date when her son John GARNETT was appointed Administrator of his father's Estate.

Elizabeth probably was the mother of most of the children of Thomas GARNETT, perhaps all of them. But there has been some speculation that she might not have been the mother of the eldest of Thomas GARNETT's sons, Anthony GARNETT...or she may have been his step-mother."

Elizabeth Muscoe

The first Elizabeth MUSCOE, however was born in England before the MUSCOE family moved to America. She married Thomas GARNETT and must have died some time not too long before June 20, 1750 when her son John GARNETT was appointed Administrator of his father's Estate. Elizabeth probably was the mother of most of the 9 known children of Thomas GARNETT, perhaps all of them. But there has been some speculation that Elizabeth MUSCOE may have been Thomas GARNETT's second wife and may not have been the mother of the eldest of Thomas GARNETT's son, Anthony GARNETT.

- [Doug Garnett on GARNETT-L@RootsWeb.com]


Sources: 1.Title: One World Tree (sm) Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d. Note: www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com Text: Online publication - Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc.

2.Repository: Name: Ancestry.com

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Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was deriv Note:

Page: Source number: 24060.002; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 3; Submitter Code: . Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=877198&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Text: Birth date: 1675Birth place: Marriage date: Marriage place: of VA 3.Repository: Name: Ancestry.com Note:

Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was deriv Note:

Page: Source number: 8830.439; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: . Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=877199&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Text: Birth date: 1675Birth place: VAMarriage date: Marriage place: of VA 4.Repository: Name: Ancestry.com Note:

Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Page: Ancestry Family Trees Note: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=8773355&pid=-896100126

5.Repository: Name: Ancestry.com

Note:

Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was deriv Note:

Page: Source number: 8830.439; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: . Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=452853&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Text: Birth date: 1675Birth place: VAMarriage date: Marriage place: of VA

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Elizabeth Garnett's Timeline

1674
December 28, 1674
London, Middlesex , England
1702
1702
Age 27
St Ann, Essex, Virginia, United States
1705
1705
Age 30
Essex County, Virginia, United States
1705
Age 30
Gloucester Co., Virginia
1706
1706
Age 31
Gloucester, Virginia, United States
1708
1708
Age 33
Gloucester Co., Virginia
1709
1709
Age 34
Gloucester, Virginia, USA
1713
1713
Age 38
Gloucester County, Virginia, United States
1720
1720
Age 45
Orange, Virginia