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HOGWOOD, Francis*
(Abt 1625-Abt 1677)
CREED, Elizabeth*
(-Bef 1676)
HAGOOD, George*
(After 1656-Abt 1728)
HAGOOD, William
(Abt 1690-After 1748)


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HAGOOD, William

  • Born: Abt 1690, Surry County, Virginia Colony
  • Marriage: UNKNOWN, Mary
  • Died: After 1748

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Property, 13 Oct 1727, Brunswick County, Virginia, United States. 1676 William Hagood received a patent of 330 acres on the north side of Maherin River and on the west side of Briery Creek in Brunswick Co, VA (Patent book 13, p188). [Note this is the same date as his father's land grant]

2. Property, 20 Dec 1727, Surry County, Virginia Colony. 944 William is not mentioned in his father George's will. However, he did in fact inherit the lands that his father owned. Mr Jonathan B Butcher, a professional researcher who did much of the research on the Hagood family in Virginia, says "To see why [the will of George Hagood] is misleading it is necessary to understand somewhat of the laws and customs of the time. Virginia law in the colonial era very strongly favored the customs of primogeniture, by which all lands belonging to a deceased person passed intact to the eldest son, unless otherwise bequeathed. Because it was thus presumed that the eldest son would inherit the land we sometimes find Wills where neither this son or the land is mentioned. This is apparently the case here, for George did not bequeath his land in the will, but later we find that this land was inherited by William Hagood. Thus the purpose of the will was merely to bequeath the personal property, particularly the testator's guns."

3. Property, 6 Feb 1733, Brunswick County, Virginia, United States. 1677 William's parentage is implied by a deed of lease and release dated 6-7 Feb 1733, which was a standard but somewhat confusing way of transferring title. The lease segment reads as follows: "This Indenture made this Sixth day of ffebruary in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred & thirty three between Wm Hagood of Brunswick County ... and John Hagood of the said County ... Witnesseth that the said Wm Hagood for ... the sum of five Shillings Sterling ... hath ... sold ... unto sd. John Hagood .. percel or tract of Land Containing three hundred & forty five acres ... on the North side of Meherrin River ... beginning at a Red & White Oake Near Totero Creek ... the sd. percell of Land being Granted to Geo Hagood by patten dated the (blank) ... to hold ... during the term of one year .... (signed) William Hagood." Witnessed by M C Young and James Vaughan. No additional payment was noted in the release deed, therefore the whole transfer was basically a gift from William to his brother John. (Brunswick Co Record Book 1, p95)

4. Appearance in Document, 5 Dec 1735, Brunswick County, Virginia, United States. 1676 The inventory of the estate of James Vaughn was sworn to "before Mr William Hagood". So either William is a county official, or this is intended to mean that William was the person who made the inventory. (Record Book 1, p250)

5. Property, 1 Apr 1736, Brunswick County, Virginia, United States. 1676 William Hagood sold 130 acres of land on the west side of Briery Creek "beloe my plantation" for 5 shillings to George Hagood Jr (his brother). (Patent Book 1, p263)

6. Property, 20 Jul 1738, Brunswick County, Virginia, United States. 1678 William received a grant of 250 acres on the north side of Briery Creek. (Patent Book 18, p35) This tract, although not formally patented, and the remaining 200 acres of the earlier patent are referred to in a mortgage deed William made to Theophilus Field for 45 on 1 Jun 1738 (Book 1, p365) witnessed by Drury Stith, Moses Dunkley and Clem Read. Mr Field recorded a release from this mortgage on 3 Nov 1743 (Book 2, p402). This land may have been sold by William to Thomas Twitty in 1743 (Deed Book 2, p377), with his wife, Mary, supposedly co-signing the deed.

7. Property, 12 Jan 1746, Brunswick County, Virginia, United States. 1678 William received a grant of 404 acres on the south side of Stith's Creek (Patent Book 28, p53). This grant was made in Brunswick Co, but the land fell into Lunenburg County when Lunenburg was formed in 1746, which explains why William does not appear on the surviving Brunswick tithe list of 1748.

Stith Creek is now in the NE corner of Mecklenburg Co.

8. Appearance in Document, 19 Feb 1747, Lunenburg County, Virginia, United States. Deed witnessed by Wm Hagood and John Twitty. (Lunenburg Co Deeds)

9. Appearance in Document, 1748, Lunenburg County, Virginia, United States. 1678 William appears in the tithe list in Lunenburg Co, VA, in 1748, 1749, 1751, and 1752 (lists Wm Jr only).

10. Property, 2 May 1748, Lunenburg County, Virginia, United States. 1678 William Hagood of Lunenburg Co sold the 404 acre grant on the south side of Stith's creek to James Williams for 47 10 s (Lunenburg Co Deed Bk 2, p371).

11. Story, After 1748. 1679 William Hagood does not appear in any Lunenburg Co records after 1748. He does not appear in any deeds of Mecklenburg Co (the area where he lived became Mecklenburg Co when it was formed from Lunenburg Co in 1765). There is no probate record for him in either county. Perhaps William and his sons economic status declined so they did not own land anymore, perhaps they had moved to a different state [two of his sons appear in Johnston Co and Warren Co, NC. There are references to a William Hagwood in Bute Co in 1775.], or perhaps they had died. The next available tithe list for Lunenburg Co is 1764 and lists no Hagood.

12. Appearance in Document, Feb 1754, Brunswick County, Virginia, United States. 1679 William Hagood appears as plaintiff in a lawsuit in Brunswick Co. This could be William Jr instead of William Sr. (Brunswick Co Order Bk 5, p168, p210)

13. Story. 944 William Hagood (Sr) was born ca 1690/1700 in Surry Co, VA, son of George Hagood and wife Ann. He inherited his father's Brunswick Co, VA lands. He had perhaps already settled there when his father made his last will. His wife's name was Mary.


William married Mary UNKNOWN.

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Story. 1679 Children include Benjamin, William Jr, and John. [what is supporting evidence for this statement?]

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