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John Dorsey Garner, II

Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Lewisetta, Northumberland, Virginia
Death: March 25, 1713 (50)
Westmoreland, Virginia (Will written 3 Feb and proved 4 April 1713)
Place of Burial: Westmoreland, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Garner, of Cherry Point Neck and Susanna Garner
Husband of Jayne Garner
Father of William Garner; Abraham Garner; Joseph Garner; John Garner; Jeremiah Garner and 3 others
Brother of Henry Garner, Sr.; Vincent Garner, I; Capt. Thomas Garner, of Tinpot & Licking Run; Benjamin Garner; Parish Garner and 4 others

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About John Garner, II

John3 Garner, born 20 Jun 1663 in Near Lewisetta, Northumberland, Virginia; died 25 Mar 1713 in Westmoreland, Virginia. He married in c1678, Jane Joyce, born 1662.   (Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Northumbria Collectanea, 1645-1720) John Garner, son of Jno Garner of Cherry Point Neck registers mark of cattle, 20 Jun 1663. Jno Garner, witness deed of Moor to Hutson, 21 May 1707  John Garner of Westmoreland Co. 17 A. surplus in Westmoreland Co. in 50 A. (half of 100 A. bequeathed to his wife, Jane, dau of Abraham Joyce, dec'd) surv. by Col George Cooper, Mar 1708. Adj. Thomas Miller, small Br. of Mattopony r. 20 Jun 1712 (Vigrina Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694 to 1742, book 4, p.99)

  • From Garner-Keene Families of Northern Neck Virginia, Page 1: JOHN GARNER (1633-1702)

John Garner, founder of the family with which this book is chiefly concerned, came to the County of Northumberland in the Colony of Virginia about 1650, at the age of 17 ... John and Susanna Keene Garner had issue: (1) John Garner; (2) Henry Garner; (3) Vincent Garner; (4) Thomas Garner; (5) Parish Garner; (6) Benjamin Garner; (7) James Garner; (8) Mary Garner; (9) Susan Garner; (10) Martha Garner.


King Charles II of England granted a land charter on March 4, 1681 to William Penn for the area that later became Pennsylvania.

He was given power of attorney by Hannah Wright, the widow of John Wright of Cople Parish.

Full Text of Will:

In the name of God Amen the 3rd of February 1712

I John Garner being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect memory praise be given to God for the same, and knowing the uncertainty of this life on earth and being desirous to settle things in order doe make this my last will & testament in manner and form following that is to say first and principally I commend my soule to Almighty God my Creator assuredly believing that I shall receive full pardon and free remission of all my sins and be saved by the precious death & meritts of my blessed Saviour and redeemer Christ Jesus and by body to the earth form whence it was taken to be buryed in such decent & Christian manner as my Exts hereafter named shall be thought meet and convenient and as touch such worldly estate as the Lord in mercy hath lent me my will and meaning is the same shall be employed and bestowed as hereafter by this my will is expressed and first I doe revoke renounce frustrate and make void all wills by me formerly made and declare and appoint this my last will and Testament.

ITEM-I give my land in Northumberland County to my son William Garner and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten and if my said son Wm be without such issur that then the said lands to be divided between my sons Abraham Garner, John Garner, Jeremiah Garner and if they die without issur then to my right heir forever.

ITEM-I give to my son Abraham Garner all my land in Ragged point also one hundred acres of land in horn point unto my said son Abraham and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten and if my said son Abraham die without such issue then the said lands to be equally divided between my sons aforesaid.

ITEM-I give unto my son John Garner the plantations where Thomas Marchant & John Kersey now live upon with three hunderd acres of land thereunto adjoyning to him and his heires lawfully begotten or to be begotten and if my said son John die without such issue then the said land to be divided between my sons aforesd and likewise I give and bequeath my old mill upon Blices Run unto my said son John Garner and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten and if the said son John die without such issue the said mill to be valued by three different men and then my son Abraham to take her and to pay the value proportionable to the aforesaid brothers.

ITEM-I give unto my son Joseph Garner tow hundred acres of land beginning where the land ggiven to my son John leaveth supposeing to be part of the land I lately took up.

ITEM-I give unto my son Jeremiah Garner all my plantation I now live on being my part of land of a tract was given between In& my brother Henry Garner being part land belonging to Willm Tommas patent and if my sd son Jeremiah die without issue then to be disposed as the other my sons before mentioned.

ITEM-I give unto my daughter Jane Joyce Self all that parcell land where Richard Organ lived being bought by me of Thomas Watson and alsoe I give unto my daughter Jane Joyce a parcell of land joyning to the land of Middletons & upon Mr. Saml Rusts mill branches and also I give unto my daughter Jane Joyce a parcell of land being Sisty & six acres where Susanna Moon now liveth and if my daughter Jane Joyce die without issue then to be disposed of as the other before mentioned.

ITEM-I give unto my daughter Susanna Garner all the remaining part of my young land binding upon Col. Richard Lee, Esq. Robert Smith John Jenkins Waddie Cox & Selfes & John Williams land and if my daughter Susanna die without issue then to be divided & disposed of as the other before mentioned.

ITEM-I give and bequeath unto my son Wlilliam Garner five hundred acres land lying in Stafford County upon Ocoquan due by pattent to John Garner & Joseph Fielding to him and his heires forever.

ITEM-I give unto my son Abraham Garner one hundred & eighty acres or thereabout lying in the forrest of Nominy by the land of Edward Ramsies and Jacob Remy, to him & his heirs for ever also my will is that the legacy due form Jane Joyce or Steadam grandmother to Abraham Garner & Jane Joyce Self being forty pounds Sterl. or goods according to Inventory the Inventory being now in the house. My will and desire is that all my personal estate that is not already bequeathed of what nature or kind soever be divided into tenn parts one therof I give to my loving wife and lastly I nominate & appoint my son Willm Grner Executr of this my last will & testament. In Witness my hand and seale

John Garner (Seal) Test: Benjn Garner Samll Earle Henry Garner

ITEM-I give & bequeath unto my well beloved wife the negroe woman calld Cate to be hers dureing the time of her widdowhook and if my beloved wife should mary then the aforesaid negroe should fall unto my well beloved son William Garner as witness my hand & Seale Feb. 14th 1712.

John Garner (Seal) Test.: Benjn Garner Henry Garner

At a court held for the said county the 25th day of March 1713 the last will and testament of John Garner, dec'd, together with the codicel thereto annexed, were presented unto Court by William Garner, Executor, in the will named who made oath thereto and bothe being proved by the oaths of Benjamin Garner and Henry Garner, witnesses thereto are admitted to record, and upon motion of the said William Garner anf performing what is usually in such cases certificate is greanted for obtaining a probate therof in due form.

Test.: Thos Sorrell D.C.C.

Recordate Quarto die April 1713 pr. Eundm Clum

William Garner returned an inventory of his father's estate on May 29, 1713. It was inventoried by Samuel Rust.


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John Garner, II's Timeline

January 20, 1663
Lewisetta, Northumberland, Virginia
Age 16
Westmoreland County, Virginia Colony
Age 18
Westmoreland County, Virginia Colony
Age 20
Westmoreland County, Virginia Colony
Age 22
Westmoreland County, Virginia Colony
Age 24
Westmoreland, VA
Age 26
Westmoreland County, Virginia Colony
Age 28
Westmoreland, VA, United States
Age 45