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From: "Mic Barnette" <>
Subject: Re: [BARNETT] John & Agness BARNETT - 1763
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 10:09:32 -0500
In Virginia, Dower Rights was the right of a wife to 1/3 her husbands' Real
What Agness is saying to the county clerk is her husband has her permisson
to sell the land.
Theoretically/legally, if Agness did not relinquish her dower rights to the
land it would be an encumberance on the property and Leek, who was buying
the property, would not have clear title to the property and could possibly
have problems selling the land when he was ready to do so.
Virginia was very good about getting wives to relinquish their dower rights
to property being sold.
You either see the wives signing the deed or there will be a note later in
the deed book that she came in and was examined (spoke privately with the
county clerk) to be sure she freely relinquished her dower rights.
This John Barnett, husband of Agnes, was a son of John Barnett and Katherine
Farrar. I have her maiden name as Arrington/Allington. They (John and Agnes)
married 1757 Goochland Co, Va. John died about 1812. His estate was
appraised that year in Goochland Co.
I think it may have been this John who was the Quaker. They had a son
Anthaniss (or something like tat) who married Strangeman Hutchin's daughter.
Do not take go posting this to the Internet before doing some research to be
sure I am right.
The Webbers and Johnsons are somehow related. I forget how. Maybe I have
just seen their names as neighbors and there is no blood or marriage
connection. I do not know. Seems like the Webbers could be on the Farrar
side of the family. Not sure if tehre is any connection to the Johnsons
other than being neighbors. Not sure of the exact connection between these
specific Webber and Johnsons,either.
I just checked the Farrar Genealogy and neither Webber or Johnson show up in
the right time frame. Wade and Perrin are also related in my Barnett line.
Maybe there is a connection there somewhere. All these families were living
near one another in Goochland County.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 7:42 AM
Subject: [BARNETT] John & Agness BARNETT - 1763
List members - I have a question:
In 1763 John & Agness BARNETT and Benjamin JOHNSON sold some land that
was next to land of Moses BRUMFIELD to Elisha LEEK. - I have copies of all
the papers for this transaction.
There is even a thing about Agness relinquishing her Dower right to the
land. I don't know why she did - I do know that wives have to be
questioned apart from their husbands so that they can say if he was making
them sell. But I thought dower rights were for wives/ widows. No, I guess
daughters had doweries, too - didn't they?
Any way - back to the subject. In 1758 there is a will - I have that also
- for a Moses BRUMFIELD.
His executors were his wife, Ruth BRUMFIELD; James BAUGHN; and Joseph
JOHNSON. The witnesses were; Philip WEBBER, Junr; Agnes BARNETT; and
Do any of you know how this Agnes BARNETT was related to the JOHNSONs?
Who was her husband? Was this a second marriage for one or both of them?
I realize this was early so the records may not exist to figure who they
Any ideas will be appreciated.
This all happened in Goochland CO, Virginia - guess you need that!
Thanx - Diane in Indiana
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