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Agnes Kennon (Bolling)

Birthplace: Charles City County, Virginia, Colonial America
Death: 1762 (61-62)
Chesterfield County, Virginia, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Colonel Robert Bolling and Ann Bolling
Wife of Capt. Richard Kennon, Jr.
Mother of Elizabeth Jones; Anne Kennon; Mary Kennon; Capt. Robert Kennon; Martha Kennon and 3 others
Sister of Jane Bolling; Colonel Robert Bolling, II; Stith Bolling; Edward Bolling; Anne Wynne and 2 others
Half sister of Colonel John Fairfax Bolling

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About Agnes Kennon


Agnes (Bolling) Kennon lived in Virginia.

Agnes Bolling (sometimes called " Mary Agnes" for unknown reasons, source unknown), was born on 30 November 1700, a daughter of Robert Bolling and his 2nd wife, Anne Stith.[1]


Agnes married to Richard Kennon (b 5 Dec 1684), of Chesterfield County, Virginia, son of Richard Kennon and Elizabeth (Worsham).[2][1]

They lived in Henrico & Chesterfield Counties in Virginia.[3][4]


Children of Agnes and Richard Kennon were:[1]

  1. Elizabeth Kennon, b. 12 Dec 1720
  2. Robert Kennon, b. 14 April 1727
  3. Anne Kennon, b. 30 Nov 1721
  4. Mary Kennon, b. 29 Jan 1728/29
  5. Martha Kennon,[5]


Agnes mentioned several slaves in her will. She left "my negro girl Silvia" to granddaughter Ann Clack, she left "my negro girl Sue" to granddaughter Patty (Kennon) Clack, she left "my negro girl Sarah" to granddaughter Elizabeth Jones, and she ordered that "my negro man Tom" be sold and the money divided equally among the aforesaid granddaughters.[6]

Death and Legacy

The will of Agnes Kennon was written on 1 June 1762 and was probated in Chesterfield County, Virginia Colony.[6]

Agnes's husband, Richard Kennon, died prior to 1761[7]


Will of Agnes Kennon, Chesterfield Co., VA, WB 1, pp. 408-409, w. 1 Jun 1762, no notation of when the will was proved. Digital image at -

  • daughter Mary Clack
  • granddaughters Ann Clack, Patty Kennon Clack
  • daughter Ann Clack
  • granddaughter Elizabeth Jones
  • son Robert Kennon
  • Exr: my friend Theodrick (sic) Bland of Prince George Co.
  • Wit: (Herb ?) Haynes, Thos Eaton, Edward Wyatt

Research Notes

Location Notes: Chesterfield formed from Henrico County in 1749.[8]


  1. "Kennon Family." (Oct 1905) William and Mary College Quarterly. JSTOR.ORG (Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 132-135).
  2. Wulfeck, Dorothy Ford (1961-1967) Marriages of some Virginia residents, 1607-1800, Vol 4.: (Vol 4, Page 88) "Richard of Chesterfield Co. m. Agnes Bolling, dau. of Col. Robert Bolling C2V390; 5V90, 91."
  3. Proof that Richard Kennon was in Henrico Co., VA: "VA Genealogical Quarterly", Vol. V, #2..."the act for establishing port towns (1691) was repealed, but Bermuda Hundred continued to serve as a trading community for Henrico and Charles City Cos, although it never filled the allotted fifty acres." Richard Kennon is listed as lot # 16, for June 1, 1692.From: VA Genealogical Soc. Quarterly - Vol. XXXIII, #3 Chesterfield County Chancery Papers
  4. No. - 1765-04 .Kennon vs. Archer 1765 Plantiffs: Anne Kennon, widow of Richard Defendents: John Archer ."George Archer owned 300 acres in Chesterfield, late Henrico Co. part of the land one George Archer, deceased....George Archer sold 250 acres to William Kennon, Gent. on 20 Feb. 1753. Richard Kennon formerly of Charles City Co. bought from Wm. Kennon, 75 acres of land on 21 Sept. 1757. Wm. Archer is dead and John Archer is his elsest son and heir at law. Richard Kennon and wife both improved property. John Archer refuses to transfer title.""Magazine of VA Genealogy", Vol. 33, #3 Charles City County
  5. Bristol Parish Register
  6. Browder, Barara H., (1993) "They Didn't Die Young." The Virginia Genealogist. Washington, DC: J. F. Dorman, 1957 - 2006. NEHGS (Vol 37, Page 303).
  7. 1766 .Hardyman vs. Kennon's exors. Richard Kennon was executor for Francis Hardyman and Jane Harydyman. Richard Kennon died and Ann Kennon, Seth Ward, and Edward Osborne are executors. Chesterfield Co. Chancery Papers
  8. Germanna Colonies, "History of County Formations in Virginia 1617-1995." Germanna Colonies Family History: The State of Virginia.
  9. "Historical and Genealogical Notes", in William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 5 no. 4 (Apr 1897), p. 276. Robert Bolling's note on a flyleaf.
  10. Find A Grave: Memorial #74560501
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Agnes Kennon's Timeline

November 30, 1700
Charles City County, Virginia, Colonial America
December 12, 1720
Conjurers Neck, Henrico County, Virginia, Colonial America
November 30, 1721
Conjurers Neck, Henrico, Virginia, USA
January 29, 1727
Chesterfield County, Virginia
April 14, 1727
Mount Pleasant, Chesterfield, Province of Virginia
October 17, 1731
Conjurers Neck, Henrico, Virginia, USA
Henrico County, Virginia
Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States