Richard Burt "the Elder" was born about 1665, presumbly in Virginia.
No records have been found concerning the parents of Richard Burt the elder. There are records that a Richard Burt was living in Charles River County, Colonial Virginia in 1642 and 1649. This person was in that portion of Charles River County that later became Gloucester County.
Richard married Elizabeth Hansford, daughter of Thomas Hansford and Elizabeth Jones  , about 1687 in VA. Elizabeth was born about 1670 in VA. She died after 1692 in York Co., VA. From this marriage there was only one child, Richard Burt "the younger", as evidenced by the following indenture made in January 1737/8 :
"the one Third part of a Certain Tract or parcell of Land Situate Lying and being in York County and York hampton parish containing two hundred acres more or less and is now in the possession and occupation of Richard Burt the Elder which Said Land was Given by the Last will and Testament of Elizabeth Hansford the Sole heir of Richard Jones to Elizabeth her Daughter who Intermarried with the above named Richard Burt the Elder by which marriage She the Said Eliz had Richard Burtt the younger (her Sole and only heir Richard the younger Intermarried with Catherine By whom he had three Daughters VIZ. Martha Eliz and the above named Judith the wife of the Said John Cosby So that the said Land (after the Death of Richard the Elder) Doth Descend to the three Daughters of Rich. the Younger as Coheirs and all houses Edifices buildings orchards Pastures woods waters marshes Easements Profits Commodities advantages and ?heritances? whatsoever to the Said one third part of the Said Tract or parcell of Land belonging or in any wise appertaing the right and title of the Said Richard the Elder being allways Saved and Excepted and also the reversion & reversions Remainder & Remainders Rents and Services of all and Singular the premices"
This deed clearly identifies Richard the younger as the only and sole heir of Richard the elder Burt and his wife Elizabeth. Further, this deed clearly identifies Elizabeth, wife of Richard the elder, as a daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones Hansford. Elizabeth's father Thomas Hansford was executed in 1676/77 for his part in Bacon's rebellion. Elizabeth's life was also involved in some controversy - she was arrested and charged with assault of Mary Peters, wife of Francis Peters, on 18 Jul 1692.
Richard Burt married secondly Elizabeth Moody , daughter of Josias Moody and Elizabeth Folliott, sometime after 1692 in Virginia. Elizabeth was born about 1676 in Viginia and died before 1745.
Richard Burt was listed for 200 acres on the York Co., Virginia 1704 Quit Rent Rolls.
Richard Burt died in York County in 1745. His will  appears below:
"In the Name of God Amen I Richard Burt of York Hampton Parish in York County being in perfect Sence and Memory do make this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form as followeth
"First I commit my Soul to Almight God that gave it to me and my Body to be decently buried according to the discretion of my Executors hereafter named
Item I give to my grandson Richard Burt son of Josias Burt my Negro Girl Rachel
Item I give to my granddaughter Martha Garra one Shilling Sterling
Item I give to my granddaughter Judith Cosby one Shilling Sterling
Item I give to my granddaughter Elizabeth Fuller one Shilling Sterling
Item I give to my grandson John Burt one Shilling Sterling
Item I give to my grandson William Burt one Shilling Sterling
Item I give to my grandson Matthew Burt one Shilling Sterling
Item I give to my grandson Philip Burt one Shilling Sterling
Item I give to my grandson Moody Burt one Shilling Sterling
Item I give to my granddaughter Mary Burt one Shilling Sterling
Item I give to my granddaughter Elizabeth Burt one Shilling Sterling
Item I give to my granddaughter Hannah Burt one Shilling Sterling
Item I give to my grandson Francis Peters one Shilling Sterling
Item I give to my grandson Matthew Peters one Shilling Sterling
Item I give to my grandson Robert Peters one Shilling Sterling
Item I give to my grandson Edmund Peters one Shilling Sterling
Item I give to my granddaughter Mary Peters one Shilling Sterling
Item I give to my granddaughter Elizabeth Peters one Shilling Sterling
Item I give to my granddaughter Anne Peters one Shilling Sterling
Item I give all my wearing apparel to my son Josias Burt
Item I give to my son Josias Burt four negroes Tom Pegg Lucy Kab?
Item I give to my son William Burt three negroes Daniel Pheney Will
and all the remainder of my estate I give to be equally divided between my two sons Josias Burt and William Burt and I do appoint my two sons Josias and William Burt my Executors of this my last Will and Testament as Witness my hand and Seal this twenty first of February one thousand seven hundred and forty four" (1744/5)
his Richard R Burt mark
Witnesseth in the Presence of us
At a court held for York County the 18th Day of November 1745 This will was presented in Court by Josias Burt and William Burt the Executors herein named and the same was proved by the oaths of Richard Pate and John Coman the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded And on the motion of the said Executorswho made oath according to law Certificate was granted then for obtaining a Probat thereof in due form giving Security Whereupon they together with William Moody and Richard Pate their Security entered into and acknowledged Bond in the Penaly of L1000 ibid, pages 13, 14 & 15 contain the Inventory and Appraisment of the Estate of Richard Burt Decd. In obedience to an Order of York count bearing Date the 16th Day of December 1745 We the subscribers being first sworn before Mr. Ellyson Armistead one of His Majestys Justices of the Peace then did appraise all the Estate was brought before us of Richard Burt Decd and Witnesseth our hand on this the 12th day of March 1745 (1745/6)
Josias Burt John Hansford William Burt Charles Hansford Edward Pate
The primary researcher of this line is Bill Adams, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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