Re: Garnett in Va.
You will note that my post to which you responded was a quote from Doug Garnett.This was a post he made to the GARNETT-L@rootsweb.com.
There is one point at which I disagree with one of his statements.He said that:
"Two other children, Joyce and Avey GARNETT who both married into the ANDREWS family are sometimes attributed to this family as well---but I am skeptical that they were the children of this particular Thomas and Elizabeth GARNETT because these two daughters were born in 1724 and 1725 [eleven years after the last of the other children] when Elizabeth Muscoe GARNETT would have been in her mid-forties."
While there may be a question as to the mother of Joyce and Avey Garnett; the will of Thomas Garnett lists them as his daughters:
"The Will of Thomas Garnett, dated October 20, 1743, and recorded for probate in the 1748 Will Book for the County of Essex (Book number 7, page 60):
"In the Name of God, Amen. I, Thomas Garnett, of the Parish of St. Anne,in the County of Essex, being sick and weak, but of disposing memory, do make this my Last Will and Testament, breaking and dissolving of any Will and Testament heretofore by me made, and this and no other, to be taken for my Last Will of Testament-------in a manner of form following Viz.Imp:It is my will and desire, having several small children, that myloving wife, Elizabeth, have the use of all my Estate, be it of what nature or kind soever, for and during her natural life, provided she remains so long my wife, for and towards her support and my eight children: John, Anne, Sarah, James, Joyce, Mary, and Avey Garnett and Thomas Garnett, but in case she should marry, then it is my will and desirethat all my Estate be equally divided between myloving wife and my children above named, and it is further my will and desire that if my loving wife, Elizabeth, shall remain my widow during her natural life ,that then, all my Estate is to be hers and the increase or decrease, at the time of her death, be equally divided between my above children: John, Anne, Sarah, James, Joyce, Mary, Avie and Thomas Garnett. And, it is my desire that my Estate be not appraised and I do appoint my lovingwife, Elizabeth, Executrix of this, my Last Will and Testament in Testimony whereof I have set my hand of Seal this 20th day of October,1743 Sealed and Delivered."
The larger question concerning the ANN GARNETT who married Thomas Foster Jr. b 1720.
As far as I can determine, Garnett researchers do not know who her parents were.
The Anne Garnett, daughter of Thomas Garnett and Elizabeth Muscoe is said to have married Benjamin Daley.
I would suggest that you correspond with Doug Garnett on this because he has far more information on the Garnett family than I do.