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Joseph FitzPatrick, Sr.

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Ireland
Death: circa 1780 (62-78)
Fluvanna, VA, United States
Place of Burial: Fluvanna, VA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William FitzPatrick, Sr. and Sarah Jane ? FitzPatrick
Husband of Mary "Molly" Perrin Fitzpatrick
Father of Lt. William Fitzpatrick, Georgia Legislator; Capt. Benjamin Fitzpatrick; Elizabeth Napier Heard; Sarah FitzPatrick; Mary Perrin Wright and 4 others
Brother of William FitzPatrick, Jr. and Thomas FitzPatrick, I

Occupation: Tavern keeper
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About Joseph FitzPatrick, Sr.

Joseph's land transactions can be found under his timeline. His birth date is unknown.

Joseph and his brother Thomas patented adjacent land described as South Branch of the North Fork of the Hardware River

In 1747 Thomas, William and Joseph Fitzpatrick were on list of "tithables at the mountain on north side of James River." Thomas was constable and Joseph kept a Tavern in 1749. Adelle Bartlett Harper's Family Lines p.174

And what were the prices by law at a Tavern in Albemarle County in the late 1740s ?

  • >West Indies Rum the Gallon, Ten Shillings
  • >New England Rum the Gallon, eighteen pence
  • >Whiskey the Gallon, Eight Shillings
  • >Peach Brandy the Gallon, eight Shillings
  • >Good Madeira Wine by the Quart, Two shillings & six pence
  • >Virginia Beer the Quart, Seven Pence half penny
  • >English Strong beer...................., Eighteen pence a bottle
  • >French Brandy the Gallon, Sixteen Shillings
  • >Good Virginia Syder[sic]............., Six pence per Quart
  • >To a Diet of Two or Three Dishes & small beer, Twelve pence
  • >A Common or Cold Diet, ....................................,Six pence
  • >Lodging.............................................................., Four pence
  • >Stablage fodder or pasturage for 24 hours...., Seven pench half penny
  • >Indian corn by the Gallon or Oates...................., Three Pence

August 17, 1778, wrote will

The 1782 Fluvanna census shows Joseph (1 white person, 2 black people) & Mary listed separately (3 white peole, 5 black people)

Died on land in Fluvanna County, 300 acres, Middle Fork of Cunningham's Creek, bounded by lands of Robert Allen, Robert Wright, Joseph Fitzpatrick and Merewether's land (formerly the property of Hardin Burnley, deceased) where Joseph Fitzpatrick, deceased resided at the time of his death, and devised to his two son, booth and Rene Fitzpatrick. Iit is the very tract of land whereon said Joseph Fitzpatrick, deceased built a grist mill.

November 01, 1781, Will probated

"In the name of God, Amen. I Joseph Fitzpatrick, of Fluvanna County, Virginia being weak of body, but in perfect mind and memory, calling to mind that once appointed for all men to dye, do make this my last will and testament in the manner following. First, if it should please the Lord to take me from Time I recommend my Body to the Earth and my soul to God who gave it to me. As touching such Worldly Goods as it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with I give in the manner which followeth, viz.,.

  1. Item- To my son Benjamin, I give one Negro boy named Nicholes to him and said Benjamin and his heirs forever.
  2. Item- To my son William, I give one Negro boy named John to him, the said William and his heirs forever.
  3. Item- to my son Joseph, I give one Negro boy named Tobey, to him the said Joseph and his heirs forever.
  4. Item- I give to my sons William and Joseph one thousand acres of land lying at Martin Kings River Fork to be equally divided between my two sons and their heirs forever.
  5. Item- To my daughter Elizabeth Hurd I give Ten Pounds current money.
  6. Item- I lend to my daughter, Molly Wright, the land where she now lives and one Negro girl, Tilly, during her life, and then said land and Negro and her increase if any be equally divided among her said daughters, children to them and their heirs forever.
  7. Item- to my grandson, William Heard, son of George Heard, if it should please God he should live to the age of eighteen years, then I give to him and his heirs forever one Negro girl named Agnes and should he die before arriving at that age, my will and desire is that said girl Agnes should then go to Joseph Heard, son of Thomas Heard to him, the said Joseph and his heirs forever.
  8. Item- To my sons Booth and Rene I give them the land, mill and plantation whereon I live. It containing three hundred acres to them and said Booth and Rene and the two colts they have in possession. Also I give to my said sons one entry of land I have on the Middle Creek also another entry I have on the North River to them and their heirs forever.
  9. Item- I give to my sons, Boothe, and Rene Negro Fibey, and her girl Fibey Gene a Negro wench, said Negroes to be equally divided among sons Boothe and Rene after my wife decease. Also to those to them and their heirs forever.
  10. Item- I give to my loving wife, Molly Fitzpatrick, a Negro wench named Sarah during her life, and after my wife's decease, I give the said Negro wench to my son, William, and his heirs forever.
  11. Item- I give my sons, William and Joseph a cow and a calf, each and all the rest of my stock and household furniture to remain with my wife during her life and then to be equally divided between Boothe and Rene.
  12. Item- I give to my wife my riding mare and my old mare to my son, William.
  13. Item- Ready money I now am in possession of I put to the use of paying my just debts. Also my old house land, it contains 265 acres be sold, and the money arising from said sale to be put to the use of paying my debts and my Negroes to remain in the possession of my wife during her lifetime, names, Tobey, Molly, Fibey, Geney, Sarah. My desire is that my son Rene should have twelve months schooling.

I appoint my sons, William Fitzpatrick, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Boothe Fitzpatrick executors of my last will and testament with my wife Molly executrix of the same, in testimony whereof I have put hereunto set by hand and seal this August 17, 1779. Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of J. Napier and Champin Napier, Signed, J. Fitzpatrick L. S." At a court held before Fluvanna Thursday the first day of November, 1781 this writing was this day presented to court and proved to be the last will and testament of Joseph Fitzpatrick, deceased, by the oath of John Napier and Benjamin Fitzpatrick, heir at law to this. Recorded in Fluvanna County, Virginia. Will Book I, page 34, 5, 6, 7.

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Joseph FitzPatrick, Sr.'s Timeline

January 14, 1744
Age 34
Fluvanna, Virginia, USA
December 25, 1746
Age 36
Fluvanna Co.,Va.
Age 40
Virginia, United States
November 27, 1752
Age 42
Fluvanna County, Virginia, United States