I hope this outline will be helpful
Anne, anstarr46 @ gmail. com
***He died in 1775; probably born circa 1690 – which would make him 85 when he died. His son Richard Durrett of Albemarle was born circa 1710, - that makes John about 20 at the time of birth of son Richard. Richard was married in or earlier than 1733. John was already a landowner in King & Queen when Spotsylvania was created from K&Q & John’s land fell in the new Spotsylvania. He is listed as "Planter".
(1) Ann born circa 1728 m William Long, a blacksmith, moved to Orange Co., Va., son of Bloomfield & Elizabeth Reynolds Long
(2) Sarah born cir 1732 was the 1st wife of Stapleton Crutchfield (1729-1789),
(3) Mary born circa 1735 died in Spotsylvania m James Wigglesworth, who left a will in Spotsylvania probated 18 Jun 1822
(4) Elizabeth born circa 1740 died in SC; m Reverend James Chiles, born 27 Mar 1735 died in Ninety-six District, South Carolina in 1784
p 128 - 6 Dec 1726 - Katherine Samms presents her husband James Samms will. She enters bond as executor with Michael Guiney & Abell Stears her security. John Durrett, George Carter, William Johnson, Edward Pigg to appraise. (Spotsylvania OB 1724-1730)
1726/27 Jan 30 . THIS INDENTURE made the 30th of January 1726, between Joseph Brock of King & Queen, Gent, of one part and John Durrett of Spotsylvania Co., Planter, of other part; Witnesseth that Joseph Brock in consideration of sum of 5s paid by John Durrett the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge hath & by these presents doth bargain and sell unto John Durrett all that parcell of land being part of a Patent granted unto Larkin Chew bareing date June 4, 1722 and by said CHEW sold to Joseph Brock and bounded; Beginning at a trees in a valley, thence North 14 degrees East 160p crossing 2 small Branches to a tree on a hill side, thence South 76 degrees East 200p to a white Oake by a grassey glade thence South 14 degrees West 200p to the place it first began containing 200 acres of land according to the exprest bounds thereof; To have and to hold the 200 acres of land with houses buildings fences and all the premises to John Durrett his assigns from the day before the date hereof dureing the term of 1 year paying therefore the rent of one pepper corn at the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel if the same be lawfully demanded to the intent that by virtue hereof and the Statute for transferring uses into possession John Durrett may be in actual possession of the premises and be thereby enabled to take a release of the inheritance thereof to him and his heirs. Witness whereof Joseph Brock hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Larkin Chew, John Webley, William x Logan. At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the 4th of July 1727, Joseph Brock acknowledged this his Deed of Release for land unto John Durrett one whose motion the same was admitted to record
THIS INDENTURE made the 31st of January 1726 ,Between Joseph Brock of the County of King and Queen Gent of one part and John Durrett of Spotsylvania County, Planter, of other part, Witnessed that Joseph Brock inconsideration of sum of twenty pounds sterling money of Great Brittain already paid the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge hath and by these presents doth bargain sell and release unto John Durrett his heirs one parcel of land being part of a Patent granted to Larkin Chew and by the said CHEW sold to Joseph Brock and bounded. Beginning (the description of the bounds of land repeated as in the above lease) containing 200 acres now in possession of John Durrett by virtue of an Indenture of bargain and sale for one whole year and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession. To have and to hold the land hereby granted unto John Durrett his heirs to be holden to the Chief Lord or Lords of the Fee or Fees of the premises by rent and services for the same due and of right accustomed. In Witness whereof the said Joseph Brock have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and year first above written.
(signed: Joseph Brock
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Larkin Chew, John Webley, William x Logan
At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the 4th of July 1727, Joseph Brock acknowledged this his Deed of Release for land unto John Durrett, likewise Mary Brock acknowledged her Right of Dower of the said land unto John Durrett at whose motion the same was admitted to record. (NOTE: page 91 - 1 Oct 1723 - Larkin and Hannah Chew of Spts sell to Joseph Brock of King & Queen - L320; 9,020 acres in Spts which lands were granted sd Chew by patents 4 Jun 1722 & 12 Jun 1723)
Pg 174 - 7 Jun 1727 Joseph Brock ack deed of L&R to John Durrett, Mary Brock released her dower. (Spotsylvania OB 1724-1730)
Pg 178 - 4 Jul 1727 - John Durrett on a jury. (Spotsylvania OB 1724-1730)
Pg 198 - 5 Sep 1727 - John Duret, William Duret, William Conner on a jury (Spotsylvania OB 1724-1730)
Pg 200 - 6 Sep 1727 - John Duret, William Duret, William Conner on a jury (Spotsylvania OB 1724-1730)
Pg 316 - 7 May 1729 - On petition of Michael Guiney to have his buildings works & improvements valued by with regard to the accts of expenses that he hath been at in seating a tract of 1,000 acres of land at Passimon Lick as he obtained a patent for which bears date the 30th day of June 1726. Ordered John Bush, Richard Blanton & John Durrett do value the several kind of buildings and improvements on what part of the said land the same are and make return of their proceedings to the next court. (Spotsylvania OB 1724-1730)
Pg 321 - 4 Jun 1729 - On petition of John Bush for himself and the rest of the inhabitants of the Glady Fork for a road from Capt. Jeremiah Clowders Road to Mattapony Church over the Bridge already built is granted. Edward Franklin is appointed Overseer thereof. Ordered that all the male labouring tithables belonging to John Durrett, Walter Butler, Nathaniel Sanders Quarter, James Garnet's Quarter, Joseph Stears, Richard Jones, Edward Franklin, Phillip Bush & John Bush do help the said Franklyn to make and clear the same. (Spotsylvania OB 1724-1730)
Pg 325 - 1 Jul 1729 - On petition of Edward Franklin about altering the road which John Bush obtained at last court from Capt. Jeremiah Clowders Road to the Mattapony Church in having the same go over about 70 or 80 yards above ye bridge (already built).Orders John Durrett & Walter Butler to view and lay out the same and make a return to the next court. (Spotsylvania OB 1724-1730)
Pg 326 - 1 Jul 1729 - Michael Guinney returned Richard Blanton and John Durrett's report of their proceedings of the valuation of the buildings works improvements as required of Michael Guinney's tract of1,000 acre at Passimon Lick in the county. And the said Guinney made oath that none of the land buildings &c have been valued in order to save any of the sd land. And at the said Michael Guinney's motion the same was admitted to record. (Spotsylvania OB 1724-1730)
Pg 361 - 5 Nov 1729 - Motion of John Durett he is allowed 3 days attendance as he was summoned an evidence for William Russell against Joseph Smith. Russell to pay John Durrett. (Spotsylvania OB 1724-1730)
Pg 385 - 7 Apr 1730 - On petition of John Durrett to have the road as he is overseer of from John Bushs to Mattapony Church divided into two precincts the same is rejected. (Spotsylvania OB 1724-1730)
Pg 390 - 5 May 1730 - John Durrett on a grand jury (Spotsylvania OB 1724-1730)
Pg 28 - 7 Oct 1730 - Among a long list of those presenting Wolves Heads for Payment: John Durrett – 1 (Spotsylvania OB 1724-1730)
1731 Aug 5 - Land Grant: Va, Spotsylvania Co.. On 14 Nov 1751 John Durrett & Mary his wife of Spotsylvania Co. sold for 40 pounds 390 acres, all of a patent to John dated 05 Aug 1731. (Virginia Land Patent)
Pg 112 - 5 Apr 1732 - Ordered that John Evans and his gang do clear the road from the Mine Road to Capt. Jeremiah Clowders rolling road the same way as Franklyn cleared it and that John Durrett be discharged from being overseer of the said road. (Spotsylvania OB 1730-1738)
Pg 119 - 2 May 1732 - John Durrett on a jury. (Spotsylvania OB 1730-1738)
Pg 130 - 1 Aug 1732 - On motion of Larkin Chew to have road from the Mine road to the church road by Bush's tract is granted. Ordered Abram Mayfield to be overseer & tithables of John Walker's Quarter, Paul Micou's Quarter & John Durrett do help him clear the same. (Spotsylvania OB 1730-1738)
1732 Sep 8 - Virginia Land Grant:,.. John Durrett patented 400 acres on in Orange Co., Va
P 180 - 8 Nov 1732 - Petition of Griffin Fauntleroy to have his buildings, works & valued for seating a 400 acres tract is granted. Ordered George Carter, Edward Herndon Junr & John Durrett to value the said improvements and report to next court. (Spotsylvania OB 1730-1738)
Pg 185 - 6 Feb 1732/3 - John Durrett & George Carter returned the valuation of the improvements in behalf of Griffin Fauntleroy, (Spotsylvania OB 1730-1738)
Pg 200 - 3 Apr 1733 - Petition of John Snell to have administration of the estate of his father, John Snell dec'd. Ordered Rice Curtis, Richard Blanton, Francis Smith & John Durrett to appraise the estate. (Spotsylvania OB 1730-1738)
Pg 356 - 2 Oct 1734 - John Durrett on a Grand Jury (Spotsylvania OB 1730-1738)
Pg 362 - 3 Dec 1734 - George Carter petitions that John Hobson having obtained an order for a Bridle Way through ye persons land which said way is very prejudicial to him. Ordered John Durrett, Thomas Hubbard & William Waller to view and lay a Bridle way which is convenient and the least prejudicial to the Proprietor and make a return to the next court .(Spotsylvania OB 1730-1738)
Pg 438 - 4 May 1736 - John Durrett on a Grand Jury (Spotsylvania OB 1730-1738)
Pg 441 - 4 May 1736 - Henry Goodloe ack his deed of Gift for Land & the Livery & seizin of the same to Robert Durrett & Elizabeth his wife at whose motion the same is admitted to recorded (Spotsylvania OB 1730-1738)
1736 Jul 6 - Spotsylvania Co.. 64 acres. Joseph Brock, Gent. of St. Geo Parish to John Durrett of same, planter - 64 acres in sd Parish, bounded by sd Durrett & the River Ta for £8 - part of a patent granted to Larkin Chew dec'd 4 Jun 1722 & conveyed to sd Brock by deed.
Pg 450 - 6 Jul 1736 - Joseph Brock Gent ack his deed for land likewise the Livery and seizen unto John Durrett & on whose motion the same is admitted to record. (Spotsylvania OB 1730-1738)
Pg 522 - 1 Nov 1737 - John Durrett on a Jury (Spotsylvania OB 1730-1738)
Pg 528 - 6 Dec 1737 - Richard Durrat plt vs William Robinson deft. For 10 pounds damage. Trespass. Judgment by Nihil Dicit is granted (Spotsylvania OB 1730-1738)
Pg 536 - 7 Mar 1737/8 - Action of Trespass between Richard Durrett plt vs William Robinson . Deft put in a plea and time is granted to him, (Spotsylvania OB 1730-1738)
Pg 2 - 4 Apr 1738 - Richard Durrett vs William Robinson Deft pleads for more time. (Spotsylvania Order Book 1738-1749)
Pg 6 - 2 May 1738 - Ordered John Durrett be overseer of the road called Bush's in room of Abraham Mayfield who has removed out of this county, all tithables who served under Mayfield to serve under sd Durrett. (Spotsylvania Order Book 1738-1749)
Pg 15 - 1 Aug 1738 - In the case of Richard Durrett plt v William Robinson, Gent deft. Ordered Robinson to pay Durrett. On motion of Henry Brock, he is allowed 1 days attendance as evidence for Richard Durrett agst William Robinson (Spotsylvania Order Book 1738-1749)
Pg 43 - 1 May 1739 - Motion of John Durrett that he be relieved as overseer of the road called Bushes. John Wells appointed in his place. (Spotsylvania Order Book 1738-1749)
1739 Jun 29 - Land Grant: to John Durrett of Spotsylvania County.- 400 acres – On the south side of River Ta a branch of the Mattapony, on upper side of Black Rock Swamp, in a Miery branch on the lower side of the River Ta opposite Mr. Fauntleroy's Quarter adj Mr. Joseph Brock – (pages 336 - Patent Book 18)
1739 Dec 14 Caroline Co.. - John Durratt & Mary his wife ack deeds of lease and release of land indented to Barthw Durrat (Caroline Co Order Book)
1740 Oct 6-- Witness: Spotsylvania Co.. John Durrett & George Tribble witnessed a deed Oct. 6, 1740. Joseph Brock of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., Gent., and Mary, his wife, to Thomas West of sd. Par. and Co. £21 1s. 6d. 250 a. in Spts. Co.
Pg 147 - 3 Nov 1741 - John Durrett on a Grand Jury (Spotsylvania Order Book 1738-1749)
22 Feb 1741/42 & recorded 6 Jul 1742. John x Wells sells to Bloomfield Long, Senr - of St Geo Parish - 150 acres adj land of sd Bloomfield Long - land formerly granted to Larkin Chew 4 Jun 1722. Wit: John Durrett
Pg 167 - 4 May 1742 - John Durrett on a Grand Jury (Spotsylvania Order Book 1738-1749)
Pg 170 - 6 Jun 1742 John Durrett on a jury (Spotsylvania Order Book 1738-1749)
Pg 170 - 6 Jun 1742 - John Wells & Frances Wells deed for land to Bloomfield Long was proved by oaths of Larkin Chew, John Durrett & Ignatious Tureman
1742 Sep 23 - Orange Co.. Deed of Lease and Release John & Mary Durrett of St. Georges Parish, Spotsylvania sell to Walter Butler sold for £20 - 200 acres of land in the great fork of the Rappahannock River in St. Mark's Parish, Orange Co. being 1/2 of a tract patented to John Durrett on 28 Sep 1732 - on a small ridge between two small branches of Muddy run
(signed) John Durrett & Mary "M" Durrett.
Recorded 23 Sep 1742 (Orange Co., VA., Deed Book 8, pp 224)
Pg 241 - 1 Mar 1742/3 - John Durrett on a jury (Spotsylvania Order Book 1738-1749)
Pg 212 - 5 Apr 1743 - Petition of Parmenas Bowker & others praying liberty to clear a way from the River Po to the Mine Road & also for liberty to make a Bridge over the sd River, David Scot through whose land the sd way leads threatening to stop the same. John Durrett, Philip Vincent Vass, William Bartlett to view and lay the most convenientest way & return to the next court. On motion of John Durrett he is allowed for 2 days for attendance as summoned by Joseph Penn agt Henry Brock. Penn is to pay him 50 pounds. (Spotsylvania Order Book 1738-1749)
page 162 June 4, 1743. Diana Goodloe, executrix of the last will and testament of George Goodloe, late of St. Margaret's Par., Caroline County, Gent., Decd., to Robert Goodloe of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. £16 curr. 160 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., granted sd. Goodloe, Dec’d., Wit: John Durrett, Wm Long, Jno. Crane. June 7, 1743. (Spotsylvania Deed Book D 1742-1751)
Pg 221 - 7 Jun 1743 - John Durrett on a jury (Spotsylvania Order Book 1738-1749)
7 Jun 1743 - Diana Goodloe exe of George Goodloe late of St. Margaret's Parish, Caroline sells to Robert Goodloe of St. Geo. Parish, Spotsylvania - 160a in St. Geo, granted sd Goodloe by patent 12 Mar 1739. Wit: John Durrett, John Crane, William Long.
page 70 Dec. 6, 1743- £300 - Henry Lyne, guard. to Thomas Lyne, an orphan. With John Durrett, security (Spotsylvania Will Bk A)
Pg 263 - 1 May 1744 -John Durrett on a jury. (Spotsylvania Order Book 1738-1749)
Pg 270 - 4 Jul 1744 - John Durrett on a jury (Spotsylvania Order Book 1738-1749)
1745 Aug 20 - Land Grant: Va, Spotsylvania Co.. - 400 acres on the branches of the river Ta, a branch of Mattapony River, on the upper side of Black Rock Swamp, near a Glade, on the east side a glade & on the side of a ridge into a miry branch opposite to the said Fauntleroy’s Quarter; adjoining Mr. Joseph Brock, John Durrett & Mr. Griffin Fauntleroy. (Patent Bk 22 page 426)
1745 Sep 3 - Deed: dated and recorded, Spotsylvania Co.. 200 acres. John Durritt of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to Henry True and Martin True of Par. and county afsd. £30 curr. 200 a. in St. Geo. Par., on s. side River Ta. (Spotsylvania Deed Book D 1742-1751)
Pg 374 - 6 May 1746 - John Durrett on a grand jury (Spotsylvania Order Book 1738-1749)
2 Sep 1746 is the last Spts Order Book I have checked.
1751 Nov 14 Deed: Va, Culpeper Co., John & Mary Durrett of Spotsylvania, sold for 40 pounds- 390 acres, all of a patent dated 5 Aug 1731 (Culpeper Co Va Deed Bk A, pg437)
1755 Road Order: Va, Spotsylvania Co.. Bushrod Fauntleroy is appointed overseer from Snell's bridge to Matta. Church & from the post just above Maj. Curtis's to the mine road, his gang Viz. his own tithes; Mrs. Brock; Jno. Durrot; Mr. Dawson(?); Mr. Herndon; Wm. Brock; Wm. Cooper; John Procter; Mr. Wm. Allen's qtr.;Thos. Foster; Jas. Frazier tithes. [MB p. 8]
1758 Voter: Va, Spotsylvania Co.. John Durrett One of 200 eligible voters for Burgess from Spotsylvania, voted for Fielding Lewis. Robert Durrett One of 200 eligible voters for Burgess from Spotsylvania, did not vote for Fielding Lewis
**DEATH of Mary wife of John Durrett. She does NOT show up in any deed after this, seems she died after Nov 1751 but before Feb 1766.
1766 Feb 20 - - Deed: Va, Albemarle Co.. We John Durrett of Spotsylvania & Richard Durrett of Albemarle for divers good causes do lend to George Martin of sd County of Albemarle - 1 negro girl named Delphia and her increase which he is to possess and enjoy during his natural life and after his decease we give the said Negro girl and her increase to be equally divided between Sally & Susannah Martin, daughters of sd George Martin by his last wife Milly, This 20 day of February 1766
(signed) John Durrett, Richard Durrett
Teste: Mary Wilson, Wm Wilson, Sarah Durrett
proved by oaths of Mary & William Wilson and recorded in Albemarle 10 July 1766
5 Jun 1769 - Spotsylvania Co.. (total of 573 acres) – John Durrett &c to Larew.340 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. John x Durrett, James Wigglesworth & Mary, his wife, of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to Abrah Larew of New East Jersey. £34 curr., part of a pat. granted sd. Durrett. dated & recorded 5 Jun 1769. (Book G)
5 Jun 1769 -.John x Durrett and James Chiles of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., and Elizabeth, wife, of sd. James Chiles, to Abram Larew of New East Jersey. £90 - 233 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., part of a pat. granted sd. John Durrett. dated 29 May 1769 -.
1771 May 8 - Deed of Gift: Va, Spotsylvania Co.. John x Durrett of Spts. Co. to his grandson, John Crutchfield, and granddaughter, Agatha Crutchfield. Deed of Gift. Negro. No date of record
Wit: Edward Herndon, Jos Herndon, Jas Wigglesworth
1771 May 8 John Durrett gave to his son-in-law Stapleton Crutchfield land and slaves but reserved the right to move from the house if he desired. On the same day John gave slaves to his grandchildren John and Agatha Crutchfield.
1772 Nov 3 Deed of Gift: Va, Spotsylvania Co.. John x Durrett - of Spts to his daughter Mary w/o James Wiglesworth. Deed of gift. Slaves. Wit: James Watkins & Nathan Hawkins. recorded: 20 Nov 1772
1775 Feb 16 Spotsylvania Co.. page 108 - Executors bond: James Wiglesworth with Nathan Hawkins his security posted bond for £2,000 as executor of the estate of John Durrett dec’d. Recorded 16 Feb 1775
The inventory and appraisement of the estate of John Durrett dec'd taken April 8, 1775.
A riding chair & harness ......................£15.0.0
A horse ......................................................10.0.0
A bed & furniture ......................................5.0.0
A looking glass .......................................... 0.10.0
A chamber pot ........................................... 0.2.0
A desk ......................................................... 2.0.0
A chest ........................................................1.0.0
A trunk ........................................................0.5.0
A parcel of white linen ..............................3.0.0
An old saddle & bridle .................................0.10.0
Taken by Waller Jones, Benj. Waller, Henry Johnson
Recorded in Spotsylvania May 18, 1775
***(The original will remains in Spotsylvania, has been microfilmed & photo-copied by me at the Virginia State Library in Richmond, Virginia)
In the Name of God amen, I John Durrett of Spotsylvania County Being of Sound memory Thank God for the same, do make and ordain this to be my last Will and testament to Distribute my Worldly Estate in manner Following
First - I give to my son Richard Durrett, four of my negroes Viz Jack, Rose?, Bett commonly called Bett Clanton & her child & their future increase to him and his heirs forever together with what I have heretofore given him and he now has in his own possession and that is all the part of my estate I allot for my said son Richard Durrett.
Item: I lend to my daughter Ann Long, three of my negroes viz Ringen, Faney and her daughter Rose and their future increase during her life and after her death, I give the said three negroes and increase to five of my said daughters children vizt: Elizabeth, Agatha, Ann, Cathren and Susanna Long to be Equally Divided amongst them - to them and their heirs forever.
Item: I give to my grandson Brumfield Long, one Negroe Boy name Bob son of Negroe Faney to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give to my grand Daughter Mary Shelton one Negroe Lad named Kitt to her and her heirs forever.
Item: I Lend to my Daughter Elizabeth Chiles five Negroes Vizt: Bon, Eadey, Warwick, Breaner & her child and their future increase During her life and after her death I give the said Negroes to her three children: Elizabeth, Henry and James Chiles to them and their heirs forever.
Item: I give to my son in law James Chiles one Negroe named Major to him and his heirs forever, for the trouble & Expense I ever was to him.
Item: I give to my son in law James Wiglesworth all the remainder of my estate of Every Kind soever that I shall die possessed of together with what I have heretofore given him to him and his heirs forever for the trouble and expense he has been or may be at with me he paing my funeral expenses.
Lastly: I do appoint my said son in law James Wiglesworth whole and Sole executor of this my last will, hereby revoking all the other wills heretofore made by me, Declaring this and this only to be my last will and testament in testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this thirtieth day of July one thousand seven hundred and seventy three.
(signed) John "X his mark" Durrett
Sealed and published in presence of
__ Shackelford, James Watkins, Ambrose Shackleford
At a court held for Spotsylvania County February 16, 1775. The last will and testament of John Durrett dec'd was proved by the oaths of James Watkins & Ambrose Shackleford 2 of the witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded & on the motion of James Wigglesworth the executor therein named who made oath thereto as the law directs, certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat in due form.
June 3, 1788 page 418. Stapleton Crutchfield & Sarah, his wife, of Spots. Co. to Jno. Crutchfield (son of the sd. Stapleton). In consideration of £101 5s. & the sd. Johns relinquishing to the sd. Stapleton 314 acres, 264 a., part thereof given the sd. Stapleton by John Durrett, and 50 a. purchased of Thomas Duerson, the sd. Stapleton conveys to the sd. John, 395 a. in Spots. Co., etc., etc. No witnesses. June 3, 1788. (Deed Book J 1774-1782)