(Son of Rev. Benjamin)
300 RICHARD DOGGETT, son of Rev. Benjamin and
Mary Doggett; b. Lancaster Co., VA; b. abt. 1672, Lancaster Co.,
VA; d. 1721, Lancaster Co., VA; m. ELIZABETH BUSHROD,
dau. of Richard and Apphia (Hughes) Bushrod. Elizabeth m(2) abt
1726, Charles Chilton.
310 George d. 1759 m. Ann Chattin
320 Apphia d. 1789 m. Robert Boatman
340 Bushrod d. 1791 m. 1737 Anne Stripling
Richard Doggett was the second surviving son of the Rev.
Benjamin Doggett and his wife Jane, and the first of their
children born in Virginia. He is believed to have been born about
1672. As the parish register of Christ Church Parish in Lancaster
County has been lost, no documentary evidence of his birth
date exists. However, Rev. Benjamin, in his will refers to
his "2 sons born in Virginia," and his birth does not
appear in the register of Hadleigh parish in Suffolk, so we are
sure that he was born after his mother came to Virginia to join
Richard is named in his father's will as devisee of one hundred
acres of land, being a part of the 350 acre plantation owned by
his father. (See 100 Benjamin Doggett (2) for a discussion of the
litigation concerning this property.) As a 150 acre portion
containing the improvements was left to his older brother
Benjamin, the will provided for "seating" of the
property, that is, building a dwelling and other improvements on
the property, and for purchase of one or more indentured
servants, as his share of the tobacco belonging to the estate
would permit, to farm the land. A similar portion of unimproved
land was devised to Richard's brother William.
The will further provided that Richard, his brother William, and
his sister Anne should live with their older brother Benjamin
until they could live on their own, and their is some evidence in
court records that Richard was in fact cared for by Benjamin. In
February 1687/8, when Richard was about 15 years of age, Benjamin
brought a lawsuit in Lancaster County Court against John Boatman,
who married Jane Doggett after Rev. Benjamin's death, complaining
that Boatman had broken a contract with Richard to pay him
one-half of the crops produced by Richard laboring in the fields
on Boatman's plantation, for the purpose of providing clothing
for Richard's use. The court found that Boatman did in fact owe
Richard a share of the corn and tobacco harvested, and ordered
that it be delivered by Boatman to Benjamin so that clothing
could be provided for Richard.
Sometime in the 1690's, Richard was married to Elizabeth Bushrod,
daughter of Richard and Apphia Bushrod. Richard first appears in
Lancaster County tax lists in 1702, and it as probable that at
least his son George was born by that date. No direct evidence
has been found proving that Richars's wife Elizabeth was in fact
the daughter of Richard Bushrod, but family genealogists over the
years have been in almost universal agreement that this was her
identity. This presumption is based on the fact that their
younger son was named "Bushrod," a most unusual name
which occurs only in descendants of the Bushrod family, and upon
a court proceeding recorded in Lancaster County in December 1722.
In that case, Thomas Carter, gent., one of the Justices of the
Court, testified that "Ann Burn, widow, Elizabeth Doggett,
widow, Mary Tayloe, Apphia Dogget, Julian Boyd and George Dogget
of this County on the night of the sixteenth day of November last
unlawfully assembled & frightned & disturbed divers of
his Majesty's good subjects." On 13 Feb 1722/23, each of the
defendants was fined five shillings. No other information about
this intriguing incident has been brought to light. George
Doggett and Apphia Doggett are clearly children of Elizabeth.
Again, Apphia is a given name of great rarity at that time and
place, and clearly supports the inference that Elizabeth was a
daughter of Apphia Bushrod.
Richard died about October 1721, in Lancaster County, Virginia.
His will was dated 20 Jun 1721 and was presented in Court on 8
Nov 1721 by the widow, Elizabeth Doggett, and was proved by oath
of Hannah Stevens, one of the witnesses. Additional proof was
made on 10 Jan 1721/2 by Edwin Conway, the other witness. The
will appointed Elizabeth as executor and the court ordered her to
produce an inventory of Richard's estate at the next session of
the court. An inventory was filed by Elizabeth on 11 Jul 1722.
Some time prior to 8 Mar 1726/7, Elizabeth married Charles
Chilton. This fact is established by a suit in Lancaster
County Court between Charles Chilton and Elizabeth his wife late
widow of Richard Doggett against George Doggett, the successor
executor of Richard's will. The case was evidently settled out of
court and was dismissed on 12 Aug 1730, with neither party
appearing in court. Charles Chilton died in Lancaster County
about September 1739. His will does not mention his wife, and
therefore it is probable that Elizabeth died before the date of
Chilton's will, 24 Aug 1739.
Richard's will provided that if Elizabeth should remarry his son
George should succeed her as executor.On 8 Mar 1726/7, George was
appointed executor if place of Elizabeth, and on 14 Jun 1727 a
new inventory of the estate was filed.
The will provided that his son Bushrod should receive a negro
slave named Tom, that his widow should have a life estate in all
the property, and that on her death or remarriage the personal
estate should be divided equally among all the children, except
that his daughter Ann should get only a half-share because she
had received some gifts during her lifetime.The residuary estate
in the land is not disposed of by the will, and presumably went
according to the law of descent to the eldest son, George. The
daughter Apphia is not mentioned by name in the will.
330 ANN DOGGETT. Nothing is
known about Ann other than the references to her in Richard's
will, mentioned above. As the will indicates that she had
received gifts during her lifetime and Apphia had not, it may be
that she had married shortly before Richard's death and had
received dowry gifts from her father. Whether she was older or
younger than Apphia is unknown.
310 GEORGE DOGGETT,
son of Richard and Elizabeth (Bushrod) Doggett; b. abt.
1695-1700, Lancaster Co., VA; d. 1758, Culpeper Co., VA; m.
Lancaster Co., VA, ANN CHATTIN, dau. of Thomas
and Margaret (Miller) Chattin, d. prob. 1763, Culpeper Co., VA.
311 Richard d. 1775 m. 1761 Rhoda Evans
313 Sarah Ann m. Mr. Reynolds
314 Margaret b. 1734 d. 1821 m. Humphrey Scroggin
315 Miller b. 1736 m. Mary
316 Chattin d. 1817 m. Sarah
For details and descendants, see separate
320 APPHIA DOGGETT, dau. of Richard and Elizabeth
(Bushrod) Doggett; d. abt 1789 (will prob. 20 Jan 1789),
Lancaster Co., VA; m. ROBERT BOATMAN, son of Henry B. and
Elizabeth F. (Waterman) Boatman, b. abt. 1695, Lancaster Co., VA,
d. abt 1749/50 (will Prob. 9 Mar 1949/50), Lancaster Co., VA.
321 Richard R. b. 1730 m. 1750 Lucy Doggett
m. 1780 Agga Mitchell
322 Waterman b. 1732 d. 1799 m. Dinah Cooper
323 Elizabeth b. 1735 m. 1756 William Hubbard
324 Joanna b. 1737
325 Sarah Ann b. 1739 m. Benjamin Cundiff
326 Henry b. 1740 d. 1771 m. Judith Cundiff
327 Nancy b. 1741 m. Abner Palmer
For details and descendants, see separate page.
340 BUSHROD DOGGETT, son of Richard and Elizabeth
(Bushrod) Doggett; b. Lancaster Co., VA; b. abt 1711, Lancaster
Co., VA; d. 1791, Culpeper Co., Va; m. 1737, St. Paul's Parish,
Stafford (now King George) Co., VA, ANNE STRIPLING, dau.
of Joel and Mary Stripling, b. 1716, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford
(now King George) Co., VA, d. 1791, Culpeper Co., VA.
341 Mary (Molly") m. 1754 Joseph Suttle
m. Isaiah Blackwell
342 Elizabeth m. 1754 William Tapp
343 Sarah Ann m. William Byars
m. Joel Blackwell
344 Nancy m. Thomas Brown
345 Susanna m. Charles Morgan
346 Benjamin d. 1778 m. Ann ("Nancy") Peach
347 Richard d. 1779 unm.
348 George d. 1814 m. Sarah Ann Yancey
349 Joel d. 1808 m. Sarah
For details and descendants, see separate page.
Updated 23 Sep 2005
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