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William Henley (Hendley)

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Henrico, Virginia, United States
Death: August 25, 1800 (67-75)
United States
Place of Burial: United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Leonard Edward Henley, II and Elizabeth Henley
Husband of Mary Henley and Mary Ann Henley
Father of Mary Ann Mayo; Hezikiah Henley; Elizabeth Henley; Thomas Osborne Henley; Leonard Henley and 7 others
Brother of Richardson Henley; Sarah Fugate; Martha Henley; Leonard Henley, III; Margaret Henley and 7 others

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About William Henley

  • Daughters of American Revolution Ancestor #: A055051
  • Birth: c 1725 VIRGINIA
  • Death: a 11-2-1792 FLUVANNA CO VIRGINIA
  • Service Description: 1) PROVIDED MATERIAL AID

William Henley of Fluvanna County, VA

Added by judyhjordan53 on 27 Apr 2007

In the census record of the 1780's, William Henley of Fluvanna County, VA. had twelve in his family and owned 10 slaves. William was married to Mary Osborne and he inherited the Henrico County, Virginia property that was named "Tucahoe" for an old Henley name in James City, Virginia. The estate in James City, Virginia was changed to "Piney Grove". William's wife Mary Osborne was the daughter of Thomas Osborne. Her father, Thomas Osborne's family came to Jamestown Virginia aboard the ship "Buena Vista" in 1616. They later settled in Chesterfield County, Virginia about 1625.

When William Henley died August 25, 1800 he mentioned all of his children in his will. His first son Leonard inherited the lower or eastern end of the Fluvanna estate. He then sold his home in Fluvanna County and purchased a farm on the Buffalo River in Amherst County, Virginia. Deed shows he bought his land in 1807 from Charles and Joseph Burriss which consisted of 523 acres. He paid twenty five hundred pounds at the time of purchase. Caleb inherited the middle section and Thomas Osborne inherited the upper or western section.

Caleb and Thomas sold their property and moved to Tennessee

Land Deed of Cuthbert Harrison

Added by DeborahStephens56 on 18 Aug 2008



(On margin: Exd. And delivered. Col. Lee July 1775 EW)

 This indenture made the (in lease sixth) (in release seventh) day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy five.   Between Cuthbert Harrison of Parish of Dettingen and County of Prince William Gentleman of the one part and Henry Lee of same Parish and County Esquire of the other part.   Witnesseth that for sum of two hundred and fifty pounds current money of Virginia Cuthbert Harrison hath granted unto Henry Lee (in his actual possession now being by virtue of a sale for one year and by force of the statue for transferring uses into possession) and his heirs all that parcel of land being in the Parish and County aforesaid on Neabsco Creek in Freestone Point Neck containing one hundred acres being the land purchased by Richard Croper of Robert Leatherland and by Richard Croper the younger son and heirs by law of said Richard Croper the elder sold to THOMAS OSBORN by deeds of lease and release bearing date the 16th and 17th day of October 1732 recorded in the county court of Prince William the said lands adjoining to surrounded and bounded by the lines of the land of said Henry Lee and Neabsco Creek including all the marshes, islands, low grounds and meadow lands thereon the said THOMAS OSBORNE dying intestate and without a will or making any legal disposition thereof the same lands together with all the real and personal estate of which THOMAS OSBORNE died seized descended and vested in Ann, Mary, Margaret and Prudence, daughters and coheirs of said THOMAS OSBORN, the said Prudence soon after dying sole and a minor without issue, her dividend and coparcenary therein of her father’s estate descended to and legally vested in her last mentioned surviving sisters and coheirs:   ANN, who intermarried with JOHN RANDOLPH,   MARY, who intermarried with William Henley and MARGARET who intermarried with JOHN BLAND , who held the same in severality in fee simple did together with their several respective husbands by their several deeds recorded in said County Court sell unto Cuthbert Harrison Gent. all their and each of their shares and inheritance in the said lands or any other part of their father’s real or personal estate whatsoever of their sister, Prudence, that they and each of them were legally intitled to or might claim.   To witness the said JOHN RANDOLPH and ANN his wife by deeds of lease and release dated the 20th and 22nd of October 1750, the said William Henley and Mary his wife by deeds of lease and release dated the 23rd and 24th of September 1751 and JOHN BLAND and Margaret his wife by deeds of lease and release dated the 26th and 27th day of July 1756 reference to said deeds may appear which said one hundred acres hereby sold descended and vested in the said Cuthbert Harrison party to these presents as son and heir at law of his father, Cuthbert Harrison, who died seized of the same lands without will or making any legal disposition thereof and all houses buildings and appurtenances belonging.   To have and to hold the lands hereby conveyed unto Henry Lee and his heirs and assigns forever.   In witness whereof Cuthbert Harrison hath set his hand and seal in presence of:
       Cuth Harrison
 At a court held for Prince William County the 7th of February 1775

This release with the receipts thereon were acknowledged by the said Cuthbert and admitted to record.

 Know all men by these presents that I Cuthbert Harrison of County of Prince William Gentleman am bounded unto Henry Lee of same County Esquire in sum of five hundred pounds current money of Virginia.   I bind my self my heirs by these presents dated this seventh day of Februaury 1775.
 The condition of the above obligation is that if above bounded Cuth Harrison well and truly fulfill all the articles and agreements made between said Cuthbert Harrison and Henry Lee which ought to be performed then this obligation to be void otherwise to be in full force in presence of us.
     Cuthbert Harrison
 At a court held for Prince William County the 7th day of February 1775.

This bond was acknowledged by the said Cuthbert Harrison and admitted to record.

SOURCE: Prince William County Deed Book T, Pages 70-77, abstracted by Sparacio

Additional information about this story

Description Prince William County Deed Book T, Pages 70-77, abstracted by Sparacio

Date February 1775

Location Prince William County, Virginia

Attached to John RANDOLPH (1724 - 1789)

Thomas OSBORNE (1696 - 1737)

Prudence OSBORNE (1732 - 1744)

Mary OSBORNE (1727 - 1812)

Margret OSBORNE (1730 - 1810)

Anne OSBORNE (1729 - 1803)

William HENLEY (1720 - 1799)

Cuthbert Harrison (1712 - 1771)

John BLAND (1725 - 1795)

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William Henley Revolutionary War Soldier

Added by judyhjordan53 on 27 Apr 2007

William Henley's service in the Revolutionary war was in Capt. Lipscomb's Co. with Col. Alexander McClandish's 7th regiment.

Attached to William Henley (1728 - 1799)

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William Henley's Timeline

September 18, 1728
Henrico, Virginia, United States
Age 26
Age 29
Fluvanna, VA, USA
Age 34
October 1, 1768
Age 40
Virginia, United States
Age 39
Age 41
August 25, 1800
Age 71
United States