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Descendants of Louis Reynaud

Generation No. 4


9. THOMAS4 RENO (LEWIS3, LOUIS2 REYNAUD, LOUIS1)7 was born Bet. 1702 - 1703 in Virginia8, and died 24 Dec 1777 in Prince William Co., VA. He married (1) JANE FRENCH Abt. 1725 in Prince William County, VA9, daughter of JAMES FRENCH and ELIZABETH ?. She died Abt. 1742 in Prince William Co., VA. He married (2) MARY ? Bef. 1754. He married (3) JANE BANGAR Bef. 1765 in Prince William County, VA.

Notes for T
HOMAS RENO:
      Thomas Reno is mentioned as eldest son of Lewis Reno in records of Prince William County (Book Q, p. 174) and is listed as an adult in Stafford County Tithe books for 1723 and 1724. On December 3, 1741, Thomas received a proprietary grant for 531 acres on the branches of Occoquan and Powell's Run, probably adjoining the the Reno portion of the original Reno-Chevalle Grant of 1710, which probably was his home place (Book Q, p. 179). Thomas Reno was appointed constable of Prince William County in place of William Tackett on October 7, 1755 (Court Order Bk. 1755-1757). (Steve Fancy research)
      In February 1766, Thomas Renoe and his wife Jane (Garner) of Detington Parish, Prince William County, Virginia, conveyed her dowery land to her son, Thomas Garner. This land was in Fanquier County, Virginia.
      Prince William County Deed Book Q, pp. 370-371, March 3, 1766, reads as follows: "(On margin: Dd. Mr. French 4th July 1772 EW) This indeuture made this third day of March in year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and sixty six Between Thomas Reno and Jane his Wife of County of Prince William of one part and W. M. French of said County, Planter, of other part Witnesseth that in consideration of two thousand five hundred and eighty seven pounds of Tobacco and Five pounds Eighteen shillings and three pence Cash to Thomas Reno and Jane his Wife said Thomas Reno and Jane his Wife hath sold unto William French his heirs and assigns forever all that parcel of land pattented by Lewis Tacquett and Lewis Reno and divided between them by a line of marked trees and willed to him by his honoured Father, Lewis Reno deced, and bounded Beginning at a marked Hickory, the beginning of the said Divident line between said Tacquet and Reno, thence with said Dividing Lines to the back line of the larger tract of land, thence with the said line to a large white Oak corner, thence North with a line of said land to a red Oak Corner in said line of tract of land belonging to Isaac Farrow and a tract of land Pattented by Lewis Reno gent. now belonging to William French, and the beginning tree of the dividing line between said French and said Thomas Reno thence with the dividing line to a Corner stone fixed by a persimon tree and the South side of a large Gulley and near a large Apple tree thence with said Dividing Line to three small white Oaks on the bank of Cedar Run, thence up the Run to the first mentioned beginning and all Houses, outhouses, yard, gardens, waters and appurtenances whatsoever to said hundred and twenty one and half acres of land belonging, To have and to hold unto William French his heirs and assigns forever In Witness whereof said Thomas Reno and Jane his Wife has set their hands and Seals in presents of Lewis Reno, Thos. Reno Junr., David Reno, Elizabeth Reno. Signed Thos. Reno.
      "At a Court held for Prince William County May the 5th 1766. This Deed from Thomas Reno and Jane his wife to William French together with the ....." (do not have next page to finish this. SRD)
      On April 2, 1768, Thomas Reno Sr. makes a deed of gift to his son, William Reno, land he patented in 1742 (Prince William County Book G, p. 579), and he apparently gave the remaining half to his son Lewis (Deed Book T, p. 178).
      Prince William County Deed Book Q 1763-1768, pp. 579-580, April 2, 1768, reads as follows: "This indenture made the 2d day of April 1768 & in year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred & Sixty Eight Between Thomas Reno Senr. of Dettingen Parish in Prince William County, Planter, of one part & William Reno of sd County, Planter, of other part Witnesseth that sd Thomas Reno for divers good causes and considerations of Five Shillings to him in hand paid but more especially for the natural love and good will that I bair to my Son, William Reno, having given unto my loving Son, William Reno, to him and his heirs forever one certain tract of land it being one Equell moiety of a grater track lieng and being on ye Branches of Occoquan and Powells Run taken up by me, Thomas Reno, as may appear by a Deed from the Proprietors Office baring date the 3d day of December 1741 and for him to have his part lade of on the South side where he, said William Reno, now lives and joining the line of Thomas Debuts land Dect., To have and to hold one equell half of the above mention'd tract of land it containing Five hundred and thirty one acres to said William Reno and his heirs for ever paying to ye Lord or Lords of the Fee the annual rents as accustom'd to be paid for ye same In Witness whereof I have set my hand & fixed my Seal in presents of W. M. Northcutt, Jerh Moore, Francis Jackson. Signed by Thos. Reno.
      "At a Court held for Prince William County the 2d day of May 1768 This Deed of Gift and Receipt indorsed from Thomas Reno to his Son, William Reno, was acknowledged by said Thomas Reno as his act and deed & ordered to be recorded."
      A 128-acre parcel was granted on December 22, 1741 to James French, father of Thomas' first wife Jane French, which he had issued in the name of Thomas Reno. This land was located on the Lick Branch of Occoquan adjacent to the lands of the Tackett and Spiller families. This land was the subject of a long and confused lawsuit between Thomas Hoomes, Jr. and Enoch Reno-- a son of Francis Reno and a nephew of Thomas Reno. This lawsuit between 1795 and 1802 resulted in a judgment vesting title of the 128 acres to Enoch Reno (Prince William County Land Causes, 1793-1811, p. 169-196). In the lawsuit, Thomas Hoomes, Jr. alleged that (1) Thomas Reno had offered to give this land to his father Thomas Hoomes, Sr. (Thomas Reno's son-in-law), but they had a falling out and he instead turned it over to his son William Reno, who lived on it until William died shortly before the death of Thomas Reno; (2) that William's children were bastards and could not inherit; and (3) that Lewis Reno and Thomas Reno, Jr. (Thomas' sons) had died without issue. He therefore claimed through his mother Mary Reno Hoomes. Enoch Reno deposed (1) that the 1741 grant was invalid because it had not been perfected in the proprietor's office; (2) that it was not certain that Lewis Reno and Thomas Reno, Jr., had died without issue or that the children of William Reno were illegitimate; and (3) that Enoch Reno had secured conveyances and quit-claims from the children of William Reno, and had secured a new grant from the proprietor's office in 1791. Judgment was given for Enoch Reno. Enoch signs his name as Enoch Rennoe in his deposition.
      It is believed that Thomas married a second time to a lady named Mary (no last name found at this time). In the Prince William County Order Book 1754-1755 dated August 25, 1755, we find the following: "Lease Release and Receipt from Thomas Reno and Mary his wife to Thomas Bland was acknowledged and the said Mary being first privately examined relinquished her right of Dower to the lands Conveyed which were admitted to record."
      Thomas Reno died on December 24, 1777, and his estate was inventoried in 1778. Will Book G, page 69, for 1777 has an account of his estate by John Leewright, administrator, and mentions coffins for Thomas Reno and Sebret Reno deceased, and payments to Zealey Reno, Mrs. Elizabeth Reno, Francis Reno, and Lewis Reno Jr. No record of his will has been found. Guy Reno thought that Thomas' sons William, Lewis, and Thomas had all died childless, but records have since been found showing that Thomas Reno, Jr. did have children.
      On November 13, 1798, there was a deed between Richard Stone and Stephen French for 1/2 of a tract of land granted to Thomas Rennow by Deed of the Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginay on December 3, 1742.
      Thomas' wife Jane French was not mentioned in her father's will dated March 23, 1743 (Prince William County Will Book C, p. 421), in which he left his property to his wife, his son William, and his daughter Mary Ann, so it is likely she died before 1743.

Notes for J
ANE BANGAR:
      She and John Garner had 7 children. She and Thomas did not have any children.
      in Fauquier County, Virginia Deeds, pages 646-649, February 23, 1766, it reads: "B&S. Between Thomas Renoe & Jane, his wife, of Detingen Par., Pr. Wm. Co. and Thomas Garner (son of the sd. Jane) ... 150 a. ...which the sd. Jane, wife of Thomas REnoe, chose for her Dowry of all the land of John Garner, dec'd. (late husband of sd. Jane)..."
      In Fauquier County Court on March 1, 1765, it is noted as follows: "On the motion of Thomas Marshall, Thomas McClanhame and Thomas Garner Junr. who were securities for Jane, the wife of Thomas Renoe, for her administration of John Garner's estate, it is ordered that she be summoned to appear at next Court to give them counter security."
      In Fauquier County Court on July 22, 1765, it reads: Charles Morgan, Plt. agt. Thomas Renoe and Jane his Wife, Administratrix &c. of John Garner, deced., Defts. On a Petition. Judgment is granted Plt. against Defts. for two pounds, eight shillings and an half penny and his costs by him in this behalf expended to be levied of the goods and chattels of the decedenent at the time of his death in the hands of the Defts. to be administered."
     
Children of T
HOMAS RENO and JANE FRENCH are:
  i.   MARGARET5 RENO, b. Bet. 1725 - 1735, Prince William Co., VA10.
  Notes for MARGARET RENO:
Proof of this marriage has not been found.

15. ii.   MARY "MOLLY" RENO, b. Bet. 1725 - 1735, Prince William Co., VA.
  iii.   SEBRET RENO, b. Bet. 1725 - 1735, Prince William Co., VA; d. 1778, Prince William Co., VA11.
  Notes for SEBRET RENO:
The accounting of the estate of homas Reno by Thomas Leewright contains three entries suggesting that Sebret Reno was Thomas Reno's son: (1) to Sebret Reno, his account; (2) to John Farrow for coffin for Sebret Reno, deceased; and (3) for 1/2 gallon of whiskey for the use of Sebret Reno burying.

16. iv.   CATHERINE RENO, b. Abt. 1726, Stafford Co., VA (present-day Prince William Co., VA); d. 1774, Georgia.
17. v.   WILLIAM RENO, b. Abt. 1728, Stafford Co., VA (present-day Prince William Co., VA); d. Abt. 1776, Prince William Co., VA.
18. vi.   THOMAS RENO, JR., b. Abt. 1731, Stafford Co., VA (present-day Prince William Co., VA); d. Abt. Sep 1768, Prince William Co., VA.
19. vii.   LEWIS RENO, SR., b. Abt. 1733, Prince William Co., VA; d. Aft. 1769.


10. LEWIS4 RENO (LEWIS3, LOUIS2 REYNAUD, LOUIS1) was born 1710 in Stafford Co., VA12, and died Sep 1774 in Prince William Co., VA13. He married ELIZABETH WHITLEDGE Abt. 1736 in Prince William County, VA14, daughter of THOMAS WHITLEDGE and SYBIL HARRISON. She was born Bet. 1708 - 1713 in Stafford County, VA (present-day Prince William Co., VA)15, and died 1774 in Prince William County, VA.

Notes for L
EWIS RENO:
      Lewis was known as "Major" or "Gent," probably because of his association with the county militia. He served as sheriff of Prince William County in 1753, and was a corporal in the Prince William County militia in 1756 for which he was paid 2,046 pounds of tobacco (Henings, Virginia Statues, v. 7, p. 24). From 1761 until his death he was Justice of the Peace and served in the County Court. He dealt extensively in real estate throughout his life.
      In a deed dated February 25, 1761, he was described as a son of Lewis Reno. In a deposition entered in a dispute over the will of William Spiller, he stated that he had been born in Stafford County about 1710 and that he was then (1762) about 51 years of age (Prince William County Deed Book P, p. 232).
      In Frederick County, Virginia, Deed Book 6, p. 120, March 24, 1761, as transcribed by Amelia C. Gilreath, we find the following: "[Deed of Feeofm.] Between Edward Gwathin and William Moore Executors of last Will & Testament of Gabriel Moffett Deceased of Parish of Dittengen & County of Prince William to Foushee Tibbs and Lewis Reno of same Parish & County . . . consideration of Fifty three Pounds Ten Shillings . . . all that Tract of Land lying Situate and being on the Drains of Long Meadow and Buffalo Marsh . . . by a Survey thereof made by Mr. John Baylis and granted to said Gabriel Moffett by a deed from the Proprietor Office the 21st October 1757 . . . Corner to Thomas Ashby and Peter Stephens . . . containing Five Hundred & nineteen Acres . . . Witness: Cuthb. Bullitt, H. West, Evan Williams, John Baylis, Wm. Ellsey. Signed by Edward Gwathin and William Moore."
      In Frederick County, Virginia Deed Book 10, pg. 155, Sept. 27, 1761, as transcribed by Amelia C. Gilreath, we find the following: "[Lease] Between Lewis Reno and Elizabeth his wife of Parish of Dettingen County of Prince William (to) William Baylis of County of Fairfax . . . Consideration of five Shillings . . . all that Tract of Land Situate lying and being in County of Frederick Joining Abraham Wiseman and Robert Willson on the Drains of Opechon as by a Survey made by Mr. William Baylis . . . line of Col. Carter . . . Corner to William Carlett (Catlett? ) . . . Containing four Hundred and twenty eight Acres the same more of less Granted to said Lewis Reno by Deed from the Proprietors Office the 30th October 1764 . . . Yielding and paying one year of Indian Corn upon the feast of St. Michael the Archangel . . . Wit: John Moffett, Robt. (R) Ashby, Cuth. Bullett, H. West. Signed by Lewis Reno and Eliz (+) Reno. Recorded: 6 March 1765."
      In a Deposition of Lewis Renoe Gen. on September 13, 1762, Lewis says he is aged Fifty years & upwards.
      In Prince William County Deed Book, pp. 232-238, August 5, 1762, we find the following deposition: "Deposition taken in Prince William Court on a Contestation of the Last Will and Testament of William Spiller deced Between William Spiller the Heir at Law and William Tacket Exr. Lewis Renoe Gent. aged Fifty one years or thereabouts deposeth that he knew the Testator above Fourty years during which time he lived very near him 7 was well acquainted with him and that about four months before his death he sent to this Deponant to come & write his Will and when this Deponant was about to do it the Testator was Sober & Sensible & gave directions & Solicited this Deponant to be one of his Executors but on this Deponants refusing, directed his Brother in Law William Tackett to be appointed; that in about three months he again sent to this Deponant and told him he wanted him to write his Will again and Leave out George Spiller & Mary Gwatkins & put in Daniel Spiller among his Residuary Legatees, giving as a Reason, that Mary Gwatkins had a Parent able to Assist her & that Daniel Spiller was pool and stood in need of his assistanc, the Testator also give his Wife Rachel the Still worm & cap in his Latter Will more than in the former, but everything else given her both in the Latter & former Will was esteem'd her own Estate possessed & occupied by her, distinct & Seperate from his husband as she had acquired it herself that after the Last Will was finished the said Testator was well satisfied only a pair of Spoon Moulds which he intended to give his Wife was Omitted, but addressing himself to his Executor he desired him to give them to her. This Deponent saith that the Testator always conducted his affirs with Common prudence so as rather to improve his Living and at the making of both these Wills he was Sober Serious and Sensible uninfluenced by any as appeared to this Deponent this Deponent saith that the said Rachel always listed her Tithables & payd her publick dues herself seperate from her husband & being asked whether he had heard it currently reported that she lived with Leghorn, Edge & Jefferies says that it was so reported by some. Signed by Lewis Reno. Sworn to before the Court the 5th of August 1762. J. Graham Cl. Cur."
      In Frederick County, Virginia Deed Book 10, pg. 234, Sept. 29, 1763, as transcribed by Amelia C. Gilreath, we find the following: "9Lease) Between Edward Gwatkins and William Moore of County of Prince William Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Gabriel Moffett of County aforesaid (to) Foushee Tibbs and Lewis Reno of County aforesaid Gentlemen . . . WHEREAS said Gabriel Moffett by his Last Will and Testament the 11 Feb. 1758 Directed that his Lands in County of Frederick should be sold to the Highest Bidder . . . NOW THIS INDENTURE for and in consideration of five Shillings paid by said Foushee Tibbs and Lewis Reno . . . Trace of Land on the Drains of the Long Meadow & Buffalo March and Granted to the said Gabriel Moffett by Deed from the Proprietors Office the 21st October 1757 . . . Survey made by Mr. John Baylis . . . Corner to Thomas Ashby and Peter Shepherd . . . Containing five Hundred and nineteen Acres . . . Rent of one Pepper Corn at the feast of St. Michael the Arch Angel . . . Wit: Robert Scott, Cuthbert Bullett, John Reno, W. Elzey, Francis Dade, John Briscoe, William Baylis. Signed by Edwd. Gwatkins and William Moore. Recorded: 4 April 1765."
      In Frederick County, Virginia, Deed Book 10, p. 236, Sept. 30, 1763, as transcribed by Amelia C. Gilreath, we find the following: "[Release] Between Edward Gwatkins and William Moore of County of Prince William Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Moffet of County aforesaid deceased [to] Foushee Tibbs and Lewis Reno of County aforesaid . . . Consideration of fifty Pounds ten Shillings . . . 519 acres (same as above). . . Wit: same as above. Signed by Edward Gwatkins and William Moore. Recorded: 4 April 1765."
      On March 5, 1764, Lewis and Elizabeth sold 69 acres to William French. This was land granted to Lewis by deed on September 24, 1743.
      In Frederick County, Virginia, Deed Book 10, p. 239, Oct. 4, 1765, as transcribed by Amelia C. Gilreath, we find the following: "[Release] Between Lewis Reno of Prince William County Gent. [to] Foushee Tibbs of County aforesaid Gent. . . . WHEREAS Edward Gwatkins and William Moore Executors of last Will and Testament of Gabriel Moffett late of said County by their Deeds of L & R the 29 & 30 Sept. last for consideration to them paid by said Foushee Tibbs and Lewis Reno . . . a certain Tract of Land Containing 519 Acres in County of Frederick on the Drains of Long Meadow and Buffalo Marsh . . . NOW THIS INDENTURE for and in consideration of Twenty Six Pounds paid by Foushee Tibbs . . . the above said Lewis Reno Hath Released and forever Quit Claimed unto said Foushee Tibbs all his Right Title and Interest in and to said 519 Acres of Land above mentioned . . . Wit: Robert Scott, W. Ellzey, Cuth. Bullett, John Reno, Francis Dade, Wm. Baylis, Jno. Briscoe. Signed by Lewis Reno. Recorded: 4 April 1765."
      In Prince William County Deed Book Q, 1763-1768, pp. 145-147, March 5, 1764, we find the following: "(On margin: Exd. and Delvd. Cuthb. Bullett Octr. 1766). This indenture made this Fifth day of March in year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and sixty four Between Lewis Renoe Gent. and Elizabeth his Wife of County of Prince William of one part and William French of sd County, Planter, of other part Witnesseth that in consideration of Seventy pounds Curt. money to Lewis Renoe and Elizabeth his Wife in hand paid they hath sold unto William French his heirs and assigns forever all that parcel of land containing sixty nine acres granted to Lewis Renoe by a Deed from Proprietors Office bearing date the twenty fourth day of September in year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred & Forty three being in County of Prince William and bounded Beginning at a large red Oak & white Oak saplin on a hill side by a branch on South side of a Branch and Corner to land of William Spiller the Elder, thence with the sd Line So. Wt. to a Poplar in Branch, Corner to John Tackett and said Spiller, thence with said Tacketts line So. Wt. to a red Oak corner to said Tackett and in line of Lewis Tackett & Lewis Renoe, thence with their line No. Wt. to a white Oak corner to said Tackett & Reno and in line of William Spiller the Elder, thence with said William Spillers line So. East to the beginning: And all houses, buildings and appurtenances of them said Lewis Renoe & Elizabeth his Wife; To have and to hold the said Sixty nine acres of land unto William French his heirs and assigns forever and Lewis Reno and Elizabeth his wife promise that every part of all and singular the premises hereinbefore mentioned to be sold unto said William French his heirs against them their heirs and all persons whatsoever shall warrant and forever defend by these presents In Witness whereof said Lewis Renoe & Elizabeth his Wife has set their hands and Seals in presence of Lewis Reno, Louroner Reno, Thos. Reno. Signed by Lewis Reno and Elizabeth Reno.
      "At a Court held for Prince William County the third of September 1764 Lewis Renoe gent & Elizabeth his Wife (she being first privately examined & thereto consenting) acknowledged this Deed to William French to be their acts & deeds and same is ordered to be recorded."
      In Frederick County, Virginia, Deed Book 11, p. 93, June 29, 1766, as transcribed by Amelia C. Gilreath, we find the following: "[Lease] Between Lewis Reno Sheriff of the Parish of Dettingen County of Prince William [to] Samuel Semple farmer of Parish and County of Frederick . . . consideration of five Shillings . . . Tract of Land lying and being in County of Frederick joining Abraham Wiseman and Robert Willson in the drains of Opechon and bounded by a Survey made by John Baylis . . . ine of Colonel Carter . . . Containing four Hundred and twenty eight Acres more or less . . . rent of one pepper corn on lady day next . . . Wit: Jane Baylis, Math. Gregg, Benj. Ashley (Ashby?). Signed by Lewis Reno. Recorded: 1 July 1766."
      In Prince William County Deed Book R, pp. 63-65, dated October 29, 1768, we find the following:
      "(On margin: Exd. & delvd. Major RENO p. E Wms.) This indenture made this 29th day of October One thousand seven hundred and Sixty eight between Bertrand Ewell of County of Prince William of one part & Lewis Renoe of said County Gent. of other part Witnesseth that Bertrand Ewell for sum of Twelve pounds Ten shillings currant money he said Bertrand Ewell doth herby sell unto Lewis Renoe his heirs & assigns for ever all that peice or quantity of land formerly bought of John Waters deced & purchased in two Deeds by Bertrand Ewell & recorded in Records of this County Court of Prince William for Twenty five acres in County of Prince William on East side of Philemons Branch including a water griss mill formerly built by Philoman Waters on sd Branch & now bounded as by a Survey thereof made by Cornelius Kinchelow, Surveyor of this County, beginning at two small white Oak saplins on said Branch Corner to land sold by sd John Waters unto William Ashmore thence up sd Branch & binding therewith to the sd red Oak saplins near Isaac Farrows line, thence with sd Farrows line No. Wt. to other red Oak sapllings then So. Wt. to the beginning, containing Twenty five acres of land together with all houses, outhouses, woods, waters & appurtenances belonging To have and To hold the said Twenty five acres unto Lewis Renoe his heirs & assigns forever In Witness whereof Bertrand Ewell to this Indenture bath sett his hand & seal in presence of Foushee Tebbs, Joseph Combs, George Gray, William Wood. Signed Bertrand Ewell
      "At a Court held for Prince William County the 3d day of April 1769 This Deed with Receipt indorsed was acknowledged by said Bertrand to be his acts & deeds and on motion of said Reno the same is ordered to be recorded."
      Lewis is listed among acting magistrates in Prince William County in August 1770 (source: Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts, 1672-1781, Vol. 1, p. 263, dated 1875.
      His estate was settled Sept. 3, 1778 (Prince William County Will Book G, p. 15, where he is referred to as Major Lewis Reno Jr.), but Will Book G was destroyed during the Civil War and no copy of his will exists. His sons Lewis and David Reno, and his brother Thomas Reno were appointed executors of his estate and gave a bond of 2,000 pounds on October 3, 1774 (Prince William County Bond Book 1753-1786, p. 110). He made his home on part of the original Reno-Chevalle Grant of 1710 along Broad Run which was left to him by his father Lewis Reno (Prince William County Deed Book U, p. 467). He left land to at least four of his sons: David (Deed Book U, p. 263), Zeley (Deed Book U, p. 467), Eli (Deed Book X, p. 89), and Lewis (Kincheloe Families, p. 55, 360).
      An investigator from the British Mercentile Claims made in 1790 by treaty reported Lewis insolvent at his death even though the amount owed was small.
      The Fairfax County library and the RELIC library in Prince William County contain certain records of the Dettingen Parish of the Church of England in Prince William County, where Lewis was Church Warden. He is first mentioned in an entry on October 30, 1769 and is last mentioned in records on April 19, 1774. An entry for December 5, 1774, says that Major Lewis Reno had died. Church wardens, or vestrymen, had both religious and civic duties in the church parishes, which governed most of the local affairs in Virginia prior to the Revolutionary War. The vestry conducted the business of the church, built new churches, and looked after the poor. They were responsible for the building and repair of local roads, and they checked land boundaries and kept parish registers containing the names and ages of all births, deaths, and marriages. Those not married in the church were required to post bonds. To carry out these duties, the church levied tithes (usually so many pounds of tobacco) on all males and negro females over 16 years old. Prince William County was originally in Hamilton Parish, but in 1744 that parish was divided and Prince William was put in Dettingen Parish. Most of the records of Hamilton and Dettinger parish were lost or destroyed, and many county records were lost or destroyed during the Civil War. Several of the families whose names appear in the early records of Prince William County and Dettingen Parish, including the Renos, Kincheloes, Wickliffes, Randolphs, and Doziers, moved by 1800 to what is now Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, along the Green River near Cypress Creek where they were allowed land claims for their service in the Revolutionary War (from The Randolphs of Prince William County, Virginia; Blanche Randolph 1979).

     
Children of L
EWIS RENO and ELIZABETH WHITLEDGE are:
20. i.   LEWIS5 RENO, JR., b. Abt. 1740, Prince William County, VA; d. Sep 1799, Muhlenberg County, KY.
21. ii.   DAVID RENO, b. Abt. 1750, Prince William County, Virginia; d. Dec 1821, Prince William County, VA.
  iii.   JOHN RENO, b. Bet. 1745 - 1755, Prince William County, Virginia; d. Mar 1768, Prince William County, VA; unmarried16.
  Notes for JOHN RENO:
He was unmarried. Brothers Lewis and Eleender were executors of his will on March 10, 1768.

22. iv.   ZELEY RENO, b. 03 Apr 1757, Prince William County, Virginia; d. 31 Jan 1837, Harrison County, Kentucky.
23. v.   ELEENDER "ELI" RENO, b. Bet. 1771 - 1780, Prince William County, VA; d. Aft. 1840, Prince William County, VA.
  vi.   ELIJAH RENO, b. Abt. 1747, Prince William County, VA.


11. JUDITH4 RENO (LEWIS3, LOUIS2 REYNAUD, LOUIS1)17 was born Abt. 1711 in Stafford Co., VA18, and died Aft. 1764 in Prince William Co., VA. She married HENRY HALLEY III Abt. 1730 in Prince William County, VA19, son of HENRY HALLEY. He was born Abt. 1710 in Stafford County, VA (present-day Prince William Co., VA), and died May 1755 in Prince William County, VA20.

Notes for J
UDITH RENO:
      In Prince William County, VA, Order Book 1755-1757 dated February 23, 1756), page 27 is "Thomas Reno exhibited an account against the Estate of Henry Halley deceased to which he made oath and the same being examined by the Court was allowed and admitted to record the Tobacco therein mentioned be rated at twelve shillings and six pence per cent."
      In Prince William County, VA, Order Book 1755-1757 dated May 27, 1757, page 310, is "Francis Halley, Thomas Halley, Mary Halley & Sarah Halley Plaintiffs Thomas Reno and Judith Halley Admrs. of Henry Halley Deced Defendants in Chancery. The said Defendants being called and failing to appear as alias summons is ordered to issue against returnable to the next Court."
      In a deposition entered in a land dispute July 25, 1764 (Prince William County Deed Book Q, p. 174) we find the following "Judith Halley aged about fifty houre years or thereabouts deposeth that she is a Daughter of old Mr. Renoe's and remembers a Branch running near the land and line of marked trees therein was allowed to be the boundary between her Fathe & old Charles Gwatkins, and she knew nothing nor never heard anything of line trees or bounds in the Low Grounds nor never see any thing of the marked Beach or even remembers to have hard it till since this dispute. Proved before me 25th day of July 1764, John Hooe. X the mark of Judith Halley. Sept. Court 1764 Ordered to be recorded."
      Prince William County Court Order Book for October 5, 1761, in the case of Francis Halley et al. vs Thomas Reno and Judith Halley, lists her five children (William L. Reno 1975).
      "This Indenture made the 22d day of October in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred & forty one Between James French of the Parish of Hamilton & County of Prince William of one part and Leornard Hornsby of the said County Taylor of the other part Witnessth that Whereas Henry Halley deced by Will devised to his Son Francis Halley & his two daughters Mary and Sibella a certain tract of land lying on the South side of Occoquon Main run on the branches of it & on the head of the North Run of quantico in the County of Stafford now Prince William containing three hundred and thirty acres of land to be divided equally amongst them & the said Francis Halley dying before he came of age the said James French bought his part from their Brother Henry Halley Eldest Son of Henry Halley deced & also bought another third part from Edward Holmes & Sibella his wife youngest Daughter of the said Henry Halley deced by which he became possessed of the said land & that Leonard Hornsby became possessed of the other part of the said Land by purchase from Edward Vilet & Eleanor his Wife who purchased the said land from Zacharias Miles & Mary his Wife the said Mary being the Eldest Daughter of the said Henry Halley deced yet the said land was never Divided Now to the intent that the said land be Divided between the said James French & Leonard Hornsby that they may henceforth enjoy the Severalty without disturbance of the other of them that they the said James French & Leornard Hornsby by their agreement & by mediation of certain friends indifferently chosen & elected between them have made a division in manner as hereafter mentioned Vizt the divinding line begining at a white oak standing in the Line of the said Tract the courses whereof is No. West from a white oak on a Branch of Quantico corner to the said Tract thence with the first mentioned white Oak through the said Tract No. West to a red Oak thence No. West to a white Oak thence North West through the Tract to the line the the said Tract & that the said James French shall have for his part of the land all that parcel that is on the North side of the said Line be the said Quantity of Land good or bad more or less To Have and To Hold the said land with all its woods & other appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said Land & divided from the part of him the said Leonard Hornsby & that he the said Leornard Hornsby shall have for his parcel of the said land all that part that is on the South side of the said Line by the said Quantity of land good or bad more or less To Have and To Hold the same forever in Severalty & divided from the part of him the said James French. In Witness whereof the parties to these presents have set their hands & Seals in presence of us William More, Thomas Reno, George Bryn.

James his mark French
Leornard Hornsby"
     
Children of J
UDITH RENO and HENRY HALLEY are:
24. i.   JOHN5 HALLEY, b. Prince William County, VA; d. Bef. 27 Dec 1802, Bedford County, VA.
  ii.   MARGARET HALLEY, b. Prince William County, VA.
  iii.   SARAH HALLEY.
  Notes for SARAH HALLEY:
      In Prince William County, VA, Order Book 1755-1757 dated May 27, 1757, page 310, is "Francis Halley, Thomas Halley, Mary Halley & Sarah Halley Plaintiffs Thomas Reno and Judith Halley Admrs. of Henry Halley Deced Defendants in Chancery. The said Defendants being called and failing to appear as alias summons is ordered to issue against returnable to the next Court."

  iv.   THOMAS HALLEY, b. Prince William County, VA.
  Notes for THOMAS HALLEY:
      In Prince William County, VA, Order Book 1755-1757 dated May 27, 1757, page 310, is "Francis Halley, Thomas Halley, Mary Halley & Sarah Halley Plaintiffs Thomas Reno and Judith Halley Admrs. of Henry Halley Deced Defendants in Chancery. The said Defendants being called and failing to appear as alias summons is ordered to issue against returnable to the next Court."
      He is mentioned in Court Order Book on October 5, 1761.

25. v.   HENRY HALLEY IV, b. Abt. 1735, Prince William County, VA; d. 28 Nov 1799, Bedford, VA.
  vi.   MARY HALLEY, b. Bef. 1741, Prince William County, VA; m. ZACHARIAH MILES, Bef. Nov 173321.
  Notes for MARY HALLEY:
      In Prince William County, VA, Order Book 1755-1757 dated May 27, 1757, page 310, is "Francis Halley, Thomas Halley, Mary Halley & Sarah Halley Plaintiffs Thomas Reno and Judith Halley Admrs. of Henry Halley Deced Defendants in Chancery. The said Defendants being called and failing to appear as alias summons is ordered to issue against returnable to the next Court."
      She is mentioned in Court Order Book on October 5, 1761.

26. vii.   FRANCIS HALLEY, b. Abt. 1740, Prince William County, VA; d. Bef. 23 Aug 1813, Bedford County, VA.


12. FRANCIS4 RENO, SR. (LEWIS3, LOUIS2 REYNAUD, LOUIS1) was born 1713 in Stafford Co., VA22, and died Abt. 1797 in Prince William Co., VA. He married ELIZABETH BAYLISS 1733 in Prince William County, Virginia23, daughter of JOHN BAYLISS, SR.. She was born in Fairfax County, VA, and died Bef. Oct 1794 in Prince William County, VA.

Notes for F
RANCIS RENO, SR.:
      Francis was described as a son of Lewis Reno in a deed dated May 25, 1761 (Prince William County Deed Book P, p. 67). He was listed as a minor on the Stafford County Tithe Rolls for 1723 and 1724. He made his home on the Reno portion of the Reno-Waters Grant of 1712 on Cedar Run at the mouth of Goose (later called Philomen's) Run which he received from his father (William L. Reno, Jr., The Reno Family, 1975). Francis Reno was a vestryman of Dettingen Parish, and a member of the County Court (William Reno, 1975).
      In the 1787 census for Prince William County, he is taxed for one son 16-20 years old, 13 slaves, 7 horses, and 14 cattle. His son Enoch also has slaves and livestock, whereas Francis Reno Jr.'s taxes are paid by his father.
      His will was dated October 18, 1794 and was probated on October 2, 1797 (Prince William County Will Book H, pp. 224-227). His wife was not named in the will. In his will he mentions sons Enoch Renoe, Francis, George, and Baylis Renoe, and daughters Lidia More, Nancy Whitledge, Fanny Tackett, Milly Jamison, Dolley Renoe, Jane Renoe, and Susanna Crosby. He bequeaths land, 22 slaves, furniture, and livestock to his children in his will. He bequeaths "to my son Enoch Reno all that tract or parcel of land which I purchased of John Tassly to him and his heirs forever." "To sons George and Baylis Renoe, the tract of land on which I now live. George to have the part that lieth on the North side of Phillemons and Baylis to have the part that lieth on the South side of the said Run." The witnesses to his will were Isaac Farrow, George Tackett, Daniel Orear, Robert Luttrell, and William Baylis. His name appears in the DAR Patriot Index as a private from Virginia. [Steve Fancy Research]
      He inventoried the estate of Thomas Reno (his brother) in 1778. His account against the estate of Thomas Reno was settled on November 1, 1779.
      [Prince William County Deeds 1796-1799, pp. 44-45] "This Indenture made and entered into this Twelfth day of September in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six Between FRANCIS RENOE SENR. of County of Prince William of one part and ENOCH RENOE of County of Prince William of other part; Witnesseth that FRANCIS RENOE SENR. for the sum of One hundred pounds Virginia Currenc to him in hand paid by ENOCK RENOE do by these presents bargain sell and confirm unto ENOCK RENOE and to his heirs all that tract of land situate in County aforesaid whereon ENOCK RENOE now dwells containing about One hundred and Thirty acres and is bounded by the Lands of WILLIAM ASHMORE, THOMAS RENOE's Orphans lands, the aforesaid FRANCIS RENOE's Lands, HEBRON RALL's lands and the lands of LANGHORNE DADE, including about Seventy five acres of land formerly sold & conveyed by said FRANCIS to said ENOCK; together with all houses profits and appurtenances of every kind; To have and to hold unto ENOCK RENOE & to his heirs and FRANCIS RENOE SENR. doth warrant & forever defend the bargained premises unto ENOCK RENOE and to his heirs against all claims of any persons; In Witness whereof said FRANCIS RENOE SENR. hath hereunto set his hand & seal the day & date above written.
      Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of
            GEO RENOE, DANIEL OREAR, BAYLIS RENOE                        FRANCIS RENOE SR.
      September 12th 1796 Received of ENOCK RENOE One hundred pounds current money of Virginia the consideration for the within mentioned Deed.
      Witness: GEO RENOE, BAYLIS RENOE, DANIEL OREAR                        FRANCIS RENOE
      At a court held for Prince William County the 5th day of December 1796.
      This Deed and Receipt thereon from FRANCIS RENOE SENR. to ENOCK RENOE was proved by the Oaths of GEORGE RENOE, BAYLIS RENOE & DANIEL OREAR and ordered to be recorded. Teste JOHN WILLIAMS, Cl Cur"
      [Prince William County Deeds 1796-1799, pp. 161-162] "This indenture made and entered into this third day of July in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven Between FRANCIS RENOE SENR. of County of Prince William of one part and BAYLIS RENOE of County aforesaid of other part; Witnesseth that FRANCIS RENOE for sum of One hundred pounds to him in hand paid by BAYLIS RENOE, do by these presents sell and confirm unto BAYLIS RENOE his heirs a certain tract of land lying in County of Prince William lying on PHILLIMONS BRANCH and adjoining the Lands of ENOCK RENOE, HABRON RALLS, ROBT. LUTTRELL, ISAAC FARROW & the land formerly belongd to THOS. RENOE deceas'd and containing One hundred acres more or less. And all houses profits with the appurtenances of every kind; To have and to hold the premises unto BAYLIS RENO his heirs; And FRANCIS RENOE his heirs do warrant and for ever defend the premises unto BAYLIS RENOE against all claims of any persons whatsoever; In Witness whereof the said FRANCIS RENOE SR. hath hereunto affixed his hand and seal and acknowledged in present of JAMES JAMESON,
            BENJ. JAMESON, GEORGE TACKITT, GEO. RENOE,ENOCh JAMESON                  FRANCIS RENOE
      July the 3d. 1797. Recd. of BAYLIS RENOE One hundred pounds current money of Virginia being in full satisfaction for the within Deed as witness my hand
      Test (same witnesses)                                          FRANCIS RENOE SENR.
      At a Court held for Prince William County the 4th day of September 1797
      This Deed and Receipt thereon from FRANCIS RENOE SENR. to BAYLIS RENOE were proved by the Oaths of BENJAMIN JAMESON, JAMES JAMESON and GEORGE TACKITT and ordered to be recorded. Tests JOHN WILLIAMS, Cl. Cur"
     
Children of F
RANCIS RENO and ELIZABETH BAYLISS are:
27. i.   COL. ENOCH5 RENO, b. Abt. 1740, Prince William Co., VA; d. Abt. 1832, Prince William Co., VA.
28. ii.   FRANCES "FANNY" RENO, b. Abt. 1743, Prince William County, VA.
  iii.   FRANCIS RENO, JR., b. Abt. 1743, Prince William County, VA; m. FANNY TACKETT.
  Notes for FRANCIS RENO, JR.:
      He was in Prince William County, Virginia, in 1787.
      The 1810 Prince William County, Virginia, census lists Francis Renoe, 1 male 16 to 26, 1 female 10 to 16, and 1 female 26 to 45.
      In the will of his father on October 18, 1794, he received "a Negro named Dick and a boy named Ben."

29. iv.   LYDIA RENO, b. 1745, Prince William County, VA; d. 08 Oct 1835, "Moorefield" near Vienna (Fairfax County), VA.
  v.   LAWRENCE RENO, b. Bet. 1750 - 1760, Prince William County, VA; d. Bef. 1794.
  Notes for LAWRENCE RENO:
He was a witness to a land transaction in 1764, but was not mentioned in his father's will in 1794. It is believed he died unmarried before the death of his father (Sherman Reno).

30. vi.   SARAH RENO, b. Bet. 1750 - 1770; d. Bef. 18 Oct 1794.
  vii.   NANCY RENO, b. Bet. 1752 - 1756, Prince William County, VA; m. ROBERT WHITLEDGE, Bef. 1797.
  Notes for NANCY RENO:
In his father's will dated October 18, 1794, she was called his daughter Nancy Whitledge and received "a Negro wench named Poll." His will further specified that "the said Robert Whitledge shall not by any means consider the said Negro as his property or any of her increase, but to descend to Nancy's children in equal proportion."

31. viii.   BAYLISS RENO, b. 15 Mar 1763, Prince William County, VA; d. 09 Aug 1832, Callaway County, MO.
32. ix.   MILDRED "MILLIE" RENO, b. Bet. 1760 - 1767, Prince William County, VA; d. Aft. Oct 1794.
33. x.   JANE RENO, b. Abt. 1760, Prince William County, VA; d. 03 Aug 1840, Fleming County, KY.
34. xi.   DOLLY RENO, b. Abt. 1762, Prince William County, VA.
35. xii.   GEORGE F. RENO, b. 1764, Prince William Co., VA; d. 1832, Prince William Co., VA.
36. xiii.   SUSANNA RENO, b. 08 Dec 1771; d. 30 Aug 1850, Heard Co., GA.



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