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Job Hewgley was born Abt. 1740 in Lorraine, France, and died Jul 1811 in Fairfax County, VA. He married Tabitha Jenkins Harris on 1774 in Loudin County, VA.

 Includes NotesNotes for Job Hewgley:
Crickard, Index to 1810 Virginia Census, 1971
Fairfax County: Hugeley, Abraham, Charles, James
Hugely, Job
Loudoun County: Hugely, John

Extracts from Huguley News-Letter, by Harold C. Huguley
Vol. 1 #1 June 1980:
Regarding ancestors Abraham, Charles, Jacob, and Job Huguelot

Abraham and Charles (brothers) Huguelet arrived at the Philadelphia port on board the ship "Nancy" on September 14, 1754 subscribing to the oath of allegiance, required of all persons over the age of 16 who were not transferring from one part of "the kings domain" to another, to the government (England) at that time. List 215C on file in the Pennsylvania Archives at Harrisburg also states that all 87 names on the list were inhabitants of Lorain (now spelled Lorraine), a province of France. Much research and piecing together bits and pieces of information leads us to believe that they were approximately 16 - 19 years of age. We believe. also, that Job, Jacob, and possibly 2 sisters were on the ship also but under the age of 16 and therefore not required to take the oath of allegiance.
A biography on Jacob Huguley in Kentucky (written about 1880) who probably descends from the above Jacob indicates that the immigrant Huguelets (albiet a French name) may have been of Jewish extraction. It seems that they were Huguenots and being of Jewish extraction, they had a very compelling reason for coming to the new world. A lease agreement between Jacob Huguely of Loudoun County, VA, and Brayan (Lord) Fairfax dated Jan. 1, 1772 for 135 acres of land on the west side of Difficult (a stream running south to north and emptying into the Potomac) indicates that Jacob's wife was Margaret and that he had a son John. Witnesses to this lease were Job and Charles Huguely, Isaac Rees and Wm. Elliott. This lease was paid for with currency from Chester County, PA. which would indicate that the Huguleys spent at least part of the time from 1754 to about 1765-70 in that area. Have read a lot of Chester County records but none that reads Huguley.
A lease agreement between Job Hughley of Loudoun County, VA and Bryan (Lord) Fairfax dated September 6, 1777 for 150 acres in the line of Jacob Hughley indicates that Job's wife was Tabitha and the he had a son Abraham. On the same date, a lease agreement between Abraham Hughley and Lord Fairfax was made which indicates that Abraham had sons Charles and George. No wife mentioned, perhaps she was already deceased. The wording of Loudoun County would indicate they were already residents of Loudoun County. We can surmise and conjecture that they were indentured servants (slaves) to someone to pay for the cost of their passage to the new world. Possibly someone who brought them to Loudoun County. Lord Fairfax started making leases on the land in 1765. Could our Huguley have been some of the first on the land and finally out of their bondage and now leased land of their own? The signatures of Abram and Charles show that they were men of a certain amount of education.
Abram Huguley wrote his will on July 2, 1792 and it was proved on the 10th of September 1792 so he died during that period. His will was witnessed by Michael Rooney, Jacob Huguley and Peter Tiernan. Securities for the executors, sons Charles and George, were Jacob Huguley and Carrie Evans. He names the two sons and two daughter (here we have a controversy of names, the will is dim and the old style writing have given different people different names. I read them as Caley Tillery and Margaret Lomman on the scribes copy of the original wills in the courthouse at Leesburg, VA.) Caley could have been Catey with the cross of the t faded out. This would make her name Catherine. Job had a daughter Catherine. Abraham, also named two stepchildren, John and Vannah (Hannah) Tobel.
On a Revolutionary War Pension Application, Charles Huguley, son of Abraham Huguley and a resident of Henry County, Kentucky, stated that he was born in PA in 1761 and conscripted into the service from Loudoun County, VA. The 1830 index to the Kentucky Census shows Charles. In a letter to the Joseph Habersham chapter of the D.A.R. written by a Mrs. Rogina Scott, a descendant of George, of Washington D.C. in the early 1900's, it seems that George married Sarah Harris, died young leaving a son, George Fendall or Fender Huguley.
Charles Huguley wrote his will on March 7, 1797 and it was proved on September 11, 1797 so he died sometime during that period. Witnesses to his will were Michael Rooney, Samuel Dorsett and James McCarty. He named his 3 sons John, Job, and George as his executors with Michael Roone and Peter Gullatt as securities. He mentions a daughter but did not name her but from research we believe she was Nancy, the wife of Peter Gullatt. The Peter Gullatt, security of Charles' will was very likely the father-in-law of Nancy. Charles mentioned his beloved wife, Mary, but we have found no further mention of her anywhere except for a marriage license (one of the few to survive the Civil War) for a Mary Huguley to Miles G. Barden in Fairfax County, VA., dated November 13, 1798. No way of knowing whether she was Charles' widow or a daughter of Jacob. John, Job, George and the Peter Gullatts moved into Wilkes and Lincoln Counties in Georgia about 1800.

Fairfax County, VA Records:
INDENTURE made the 6th day of September 1777 between Bryan Fairfax of the County of Fairfax of the one part, and Job Hughley of Loudoun County of the other part: WITNESSETH: That the said Bryan Fairfax for and in consideration of the rents and covenants hereinafter expressed, doth grant unto the said Job Hughley, for and during the natural life of said Job Hughley, his son Abraham and Tabitha his wife, a certain parcel of land containing 150 acres, lying in the said county, and being part of a larger tract on the west side of Difficult run; bounded according to a survey as followeth:

Beginning at a red Oak standing on Trammell's Road, etc....

He, the said Job Hughley yielding and paying unto the said Bryan Fairfax, his heirs and assigns, on or before the first day of December 1777, the sum of one shilling, current money of Virginia, for every acre of land hereby leased; and from thence forward yearly, every year on the first day of December the like sum of one shilling per acre for every acre of land aforesaid, and the said Job Hughley will within three years from the date of this lease build a dwelling house at least 16 feet square, and such other houses as his occupation may require; and also plant and keep under good fence 100 apple trees, and 100 peach trees; and it is also covenanted and agreed between the parties that the said Job Hughley, his heirs and assigns will not make or tend or suffer to be made or tended, any tobacco or Indian corn on the aforesaid premises except about 5 acres of Indian corn in each year of the aforesaid term; and if it shall happen that all or any part of rent aforesaid shall be unpaid for the space of thirty days after the same shall have become due, if lawfully demanded and no sufficient distress can be found whereby the same may be levied that then it shall and may be lawful for said Bryan Fairfax, his heirs and assigns to re-enter and hold the same as if this deed had never been made; and the said Job Hughley, his heirs or assigns will leave the buildings, fences and orchards in good tenantable repair and will not place any sub-tenant on the premises during the term of this lease. IN WITNESS whereof the said parties to these present have herewith set their hand and seal the day and year first above written.


s/ Job Huguely

Sealed and delivered in the Presence of Robt Frier, Jacob Huguely, Matthew White

Following is Job Huguely's Will:


October 10th, 1805. This is my last Will and Testimony. IN THE NAME OF THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, AMEN. To Tabithy Huguely, my beloved wife, I give and bequeath all my possessions after giving a bed and cow to each of my beloved daughters, Nancy, Jemima, Tabitha and after the decease of my beloved wife to have an equal division among each of my children. AS WITNESS my hand and seal.

s/ Job Huguely (seal)

Witness: s/ William Magruder s/Jacob Huguely s/ Charles M. Henderson

At a Court for Fairfax County the 15th day of July 1811 this Instrument of Writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Job Huguely, deceased, was presented in Court and the same being proved by the oath of Charles M. Henderson, a Witness thereto who also deposed that William Magruder, a subscribing Witness to the said Will who is since dead subscribed the same in the presence of and at the request of the Testator as also in presence of this Deponent, and that Jacob Huguely who is also a subscribing Witness to the said Will is also dead is Admitted to Record.

Teste: s/ Wm. Moss (seal)

More About Job Hewgley and Tabitha Jenkins Harris:
Marriage: 1774, Loudin County, VA.

Children of Job Hewgley and Tabitha Jenkins Harris are:
  1. +Abraham Hewgley, b. 16 Aug 1775, Loudin County, VA, d. 27 May 1856, Wilson County, TN.
  2. +Charles Hewgley, b. 17 Jan 1782, Loudoun Co., VA, d. 26 Jan 1861, Mt. Juliet, Wilson County, TN.
  3. John Hewgley, b. 1784, Fairfax Tract, Loudoun Co., VA, d. date unknown.
  4. Catherine Hewgley, b. Abt. 1788, Loudin County, VA, d. 1854, Wilson County, TN.
  5. Nancy Hewgley, b. 1788, Loudoun Co., VA, d. date unknown.
  6. Samuel Hewgley, b. 1789, Loudoun Co., VA, d. date unknown.
  7. +Jemima Hewgley, b. 07 Jul 1793, Fairfax, Loudoun Co., VA, d. 16 Sep 1880, Wilson County, TN.
  8. Tabitha Hewgley, b. 1795, Loudoun Co., VA, d. date unknown.
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