James Furse "The Mariner" was English. His descendents did come to Allendale
(Lower Three Runs) where if you look on Mills 1825 map of Barnwell Co., you
will find at Lower Three Runs "Jas Furse" and "Furzes Cr."
I. William Furse married Ann, of Exter Devonshire.
The Stephen Smith Furse branch of the family which lived in South Carolina
had many keepsakes of the Furse family, among them large portraits of the
first ancestors, William and Ann Furse.
One known son
James Furse, the Mariner, born in Exeter,
Devonshire, England. He apparently had ships, referenced in the early
papers of Savannah, Georgia. James Furse married 1766 Herodias Redding.
James Furse died in 1783, going down with his ship, the Britannia.
His will is dated 1774, probated 1790. His will states that he is of the
City of Bristol. He states children, but does not name them.
Herodias Redding Furse seems to have married a Mr. Clarke after the
death of James Furse. In the "Georgia Gazette 1796, 3/31 p. 2, c. 2,
Newport & Grist Mills. In Orangeburg Dist., Winton Co., will positively
be sold at the mill on Thursday the r9th day of May next, on a credit of
12 months, giving bond, with such security as shall be approved of with mortgage
on the property, all the real estate belonging to Mrs. Herodias Clarke, deceased,
of the City of Savannah, State of Georgia, via, that valuable Saw & Grist
Mill; well known in that part of county known as Clarke's Mill; together
with 3300 acres of land, more or less of land, etc. Also will be sold at
the same time and place and on the same terms two other tracts of land belonging
to the same estate; each tract containing 6-acres (superior to most and inferior
to none) situated in Ninety-Six Dist. one of them on Rocky River, the other
on Keowee River . . etc. Sam Elliott, James Furse Ex'ors."
James Furse and Herodias Furse had two children
Ann Furse born 1767, at Savannah, Georgia (source
also states she was brought to America by her father), married a Cuthbert.
She is buried in Beaufort, South Carolina
James Furse born 1774 at Bristol, St. Austins
Parish, England. Married 1st Martha Wyld
Source: Garrett-Sharpe Brown-Poindexter and Allied Lines: A Genealogical
Study with Biographical Notes, Indexed, Privately Published by The American
Historical Company, Inc., New York, 1971. Submitted by John D. Culbertson.
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