2.01 Agnes DARWIN

Female 1735 - 1818  (83 years)


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  • Name Agnes DARWIN 
    Title 2.01 
    Born 29 Jun 1735  [1
    • place unknown
    Gender Female 
    Land Purchase 1773  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    William and Agnes Ward (age 38) purchase 50 acres in name of their 13-year old son, John Ward (Life Estate Deed) 
    Will 24 Oct 1785  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Agnes (Darwin) Ward (age 30) is unnamed beneficiary of father's Will 
    Will 1799  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Agnes (Darwin) Ward (age 64) named as executrix and principal beneficiary in Will of husband, William Ward  
    Will 1810  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Agnes (Darwin) Ward (age 75) writes Will 
    Died Dec 1818  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Age 83
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 2.01

      Little is known about William Ward or where he came from before he met and married Agnes Darwin. Agnes has her name spelt both Agness and Agathy on the Louisa County records and it is interesting to note that she and her husband bought a 50 acre tract of land from Charles & Sarah Dickenson on 12 April 1773 for 21 pounds in the name of their son John Ward, that has a similar ring to the 1746 deed of William Darwin insomuch as the Ward deed states 'William Ward & Agness shall have their lives, the longest liver of them' (DB D p.486). Noting here that their eldest son John Ward was only 13 years old in 1773. William Ward made his will 6 April 1799 and died at the end of the year when his will was returned 14 Dec. 1799.

      Agnes would live on for nearly another twenty years and made her will 16 Jan. 1810 and it was returned for probate 14 Dec. 1818/9.
    • References:

      VFL
    Person ID I1794  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 9 May 2010 

    Father William DARWIN,   b. 26 Jun 1707,   d. Mar 1786, Darwin Home (Hollowing Creek), Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Jane,   b. 23 Jun 1715,   d. Abt 1791, Darwin Home (Hollowing Creek), Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1734  [6
    • place unknown
    Family ID F0181  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William WARD,   b. Bef 1737,   d. Dec 1799, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married Abt 1757  Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John WARD,   b. 09 Jan 1760, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1838, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Ceciley WARD,   b. Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jane WARD,   b. Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Ann WARD,   b. Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sary WARD,   b. Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Keziah WARD,   b. Abt 1770, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1836, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    +7. Agnes WARD,   b. Abt 1770, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1844, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
    +8. Elizabeth WARD,   b. Abt 1775, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Frances WARD,   b. Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Peggy WARD,   b. Abt 1780, Louisa County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2010 
    Family ID F0001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1757 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - William and Agnes Ward (age 38) purchase 50 acres in name of their 13-year old son, John Ward (Life Estate Deed) - 1773 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Agnes (Darwin) Ward (age 30) is unnamed beneficiary of father's Will - 24 Oct 1785 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Agnes (Darwin) Ward (age 64) named as executrix and principal beneficiary in Will of husband, William Ward - 1799 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Agnes (Darwin) Ward (age 75) writes Will - 1810 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Dec 1818 - Louisa County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
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    The children of William Darwin (1707-86), progenitors of the Darwins of the Southern United States

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] BIB: 1837: Darwin/Bland "Bible", Quarto B.
      "1. Agnes Darwin born June 29th 173(x)"

    2. [S124] LOC: VA-LO: 1773 Dickenson/Ward Land Deed, Louisa County Deed Book D, p. 486.
      Life Estate deed (in name of 13-year old John Ward)

    3. [S13] WIL: VA-LO: 1785 Will of William Darwin, Louisa County Will Book 3, p. 163.
      "Item. the balance of my Estate I leave to be equally Divided amongst all my Children."

    4. [S21] WIL: VA-LO: 1799 Will of William Ward, WB 4 p.97.
      "I give to my beloved wife Agness Ward one chest, one pot, one dutch oven and one feather bed. Item. I lend to my beloved wife all the balance of my estate both real & personal during her natural life. ... Item. I do hereby appoint my beloved wife Agness Ward Executrix and my beloved son John Ward Executor to this my last Will & Testament "

    5. [S22] WIL: VA-LO: 1810 Will of Agnes (Darwin) Ward, VA Wills Not Fully Proven.

    6. [S1] BIB: 1837: Darwin/Bland "Bible".
      "William Darwin born June 26th 1707 And Maried Sept 26th 1734"