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From: Gregory McReynolds <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] David Watt, Lydia Swayne
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 10:39:13 -0800
In-Reply-To: <07ad01c39d7f$db9be3e0$286c0cd8@D67ZVQ11>

Dear Sandra,

Thank you very much for this David Watt's will, I hadn't seen it. However,
how do we know this is the father of the David Watt who married Lydia
Swayne? Is the inference that since McDowell was of Upper Oxford and David
Sr., died in Oxford that the connection is based on geography?


On 10/28/03 10:18 AM, "Sandra Ferguson" <> wrote:

> Did you know that a David Watt was a private in Capt. Wm McDowell's
> Horse Company? McDowell was from Upper Oxford, and the date was Sept 8,
> 1776.
> I'm including David Sr's will, in case you don't have it...( regardless
> of whether these folks were from Scotland, or perhaps Scotland via Ireland,
> you can bet they are of Scottish ancestry - I don't believe I've ever known
> to the name Jennet to be given to one NOT Scottish.
> WATT, DAVID, SR. Oxford.
> December 27, 1792. January 21, 1793.Provides for wife Susanna. To son David
> 1/2 of plantation I now live on,£100, etc. To son John tract of land he now
> lives upon, and to his 6 children £5 each. To son-in-law James Reed 1
> dollar. To grandson David Reed my tract of land on Warrior Run,
> Northumberland Co. at 21, with rev. to the other children of daughter Jennet
> Reed and to daughter Jennet £5. To daughter Martha Cunningham negro wench
> Sal. To grandson David Cunningham £25, and to daughter Martha's other
> children, John, Elizabeth and James £5 each. To son-in-law Thomas Douglas
> £1, and to daughter Susanna Douglas £50, etc. Remainder to 5 children,
> David, John,Martha, Jennet and Susanna. Excutors: Son John, William Ramsey,
> Jr.Wit: Philip Scott, Matthew Ewing, Samuel Ewing.
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