Name: Duncan BOHANNON Jr.
Birth: BET 1660 AND 1670
Death: BET 1753 AND 1754 in Orange County, VA
A birth record of the children of Duncan Bohannon, Jr. was transcribed from the register of Kingston Parish on June 12, 1722 by Henry Bolton, perhaps for Duncan to take with him when he moved from Gloucester County: Sarah ye Daughter of Dunken & Sarah Bohanan was born ye 7th of Sepr. 1698 Judeth ye daughter of Dunken & Sarah Bohanan was born ye 6th of may 1699 William ye Son of Dunken & Sarah Bohanan was born ye 4th of Aprill 1701 Dunken ye Son of Dunken & Sarah Bohanan was born ye 17th of January 1704 Robert ye Son of Dunken & Sarah Bohanan was born ye 30th of March 1707 Elliott ye Son of Dunken & Sarah Bohannon was born ye 21th of december 1711 Markus was born ye 6th of May 1710 Phillis was born ye 12th June 1714 A true Copy from ye Regestor Test. Henry Bolton Ch. Regr. Kings psh. NOTE: Kings Parish probably was an abbreviation for Kingston Parish since there is no record of a Kings Parish in Virginia. The birth entries for Markus and Phillis probably represent slave children. Phillis apparently was still living in 1753 when Duncan Bohannon, Jr. made his will.
NOTE: Daughter Margaret Bohannon, who was not on the birth record, is identified in the will of Duncan Bohannon, Jr. The will indicates that his sons William and Robert predeceased him:
Will of Dunkin Bohanon of the Parish of St. Thomas in the County of Orange, dated 2 March 1753...Sarah my beloved wife 21 a year during her natural life, to be kept in my son Dunkin's hands for her support, one Negro woman Phillis...Negro wench Jenny...in lieu of dower...land in King William County may be sold...children of my son William one seventh part of my estate to be equally divided...as they shall come of age...son Dunkin one seventh part...children of my son Robert one seventh part...equally divided...as they shall come of age...son Elliott one seventh part...daughter Sarah Saymor one seventh part... during her natural life and then to her heirs...daughter Judith Askue one seventh part...during her life and then to heirs lawfully begotten of her body by her present husband provided she gives good security for the said estate to return to her said children at her decease. If she refuse, to be divided among her children as they shall come of age... daughter Margaret Gollorthun one seventh part...during her natural life and then to the children lawfully begotten of her body by her former husband Henry Rice provided she gives good security. If she refuse, to be divided among her children as they shall come of age...two sons Dunkin Bohanon and Elliott Bohanon executors. The will was signed with a mark and witnessed by Joseph Thomas, David Harris, Richd. Thomas, Richd. Vernon and George Fraser.
A codicil made the same day before the same witnesses added bequests to two grandchildren ... Franky Bohanon daughter of my son Dunkin Bohanon one Negro girl Lucy...Mary Bohanon daughter of my son Elliott Bohanon one Negro girl Judy.
The will was presented into court by Duncan Bohannon (Dunkin Bohanon) on 01 March 1754 and proved by the witnesses. The inventory of the estate, returned on 28 March 1754, was valued at a total of 370.0.0, including 18 slaves valued at 348.10.0. An additional inventory returned on 25 April 1754 totaled 114.3.6, including 5 slaves worth 114. The estate was distributed on 03 April 1754 to the children of William Bohannon, Elliott Bohannon, Judith Askue, Duncan Bohannon, children of Robert Bohannon, deceased, Margaret Gollorthun, and Sarah Saymor, with each share being valued at 66.15.8. On 27 June 1754 an additional inventory was recorded in the amount of 25.5.0. The share of the children of William Bohannon consisted of "Tom, a negro man, 35.0.0, Tamer, a negro woman, 30.0.0, Jamey, a negro boy 1.0.0, one set of Va. cloth bed curtains & vallens & 2 grubbing hoes 0.15.8, total value 66.15.8." Since Margaret Bohannon had eleven children by Henry Rice (one of whom was of age to make a deed by 1747 and therefore born by 1726) and was married to John Gollorthun (Gollorthum) by 1753, it is likely that she married Rice by 1725 and was born before 1710. Perhaps, she was omitted from the birth record because she was the first child and already married by 1722 when the list was prepared.
Father: Dunkin BOHANNON b: ABT 1635 in Ireland or Scotland
Mother: Sisley (Cicely) COLLMORE b: ABT 1640
- Judeth BOHANNON b: 06 MAY 1699 in Gloucester County, VA
- William BOHANNON b: 04 APR 1701 in Gloucester County, VA
- Dunken BOHANNON b: 17 JAN 1704 in Gloucester County, VA
- Robert BOHANNON b: 30 MAR 1707 in Gloucester County, VA
- Elliott BOHANNON b: 21 DEC 1711 in Gloucester County, VA
- Margaret BOHANNON
- Sarah BOHANNON b: 07 SEP 1698 in Gloucester County, VA