Gaines and Gaynes surnames:
1620 William Gayne is listed in the muster report of Elizabeth Cittie, Va:
WILLIAM GAYNE AND ROBART NEWMAN, THEIRE MUSTER
Location: Elzabeth Cittte
ROBART NEWMAN aged 25 in the Neptune 1618
WILLIAM GAYNE aged 36 in the Bona Nova 1620
JOHN TAYLOR aged 34 in the Swan 1610
REBECCA TAYLOR aged 22 in the Margett and John 1623
JOHN COKER aged 20
RICHARD PACKE aged 23 in the Warwick 1621
ABRAHAM AVELIN aged 22, in thc Elzabeth 1620
ARTHUR AVELIN aged 26, in thc Elzabeth 1620
PROVISION: Corne, 10 barreles; Fish, 200 ct; houses, 1. ARMES: peeces, 5; swords,
2; Coate of male, 1; powder, 2 lb; lead, 40 lb.
(Source): Adventurers of Purse and Persons, Virginia, 1607-1625 and Their Families, COMPILED AND EDITED BY ANNIE LASH JESTER IN COLLABORATION WITH MARTHA WOODROOF HIDEN , F.A.S.G.
1620 – William Gayne is listed in the Muster of Inhabitants of Virginia, Aged 36 – in the Bona Noua, Va – Elizabeth Cittie. https://archive.org/stream/originallistsofp00hottuoft#page/266/mode/2up
1621 April 17: f. 293 17 April 18 James I. A commission granted to Sir William Paddy, Mathew Guynne and others to set down in writing directions for garbling and distinguishing of tobacco. Andrews Guide, p.16. Lists and Indexes XLIII, p.14. Calendar of State Papers. Extracts from the Patent Rolls 1-20 James I.
1623 Feb 16 – William Gayne (age 39) is on the List of the Living in Virginia, Elizabeth Cittie. https://archive.org/stream/originallistsofp00hottuoft#page/198/mode/2up
1624 – Rebecca Taylor, 1623 voyage, aged 22 at muster Elizabeth City with Robart Newman and William Gayne. http://www.packrat-pro.com/ships/margaretjohn.htm
1626 Jan 12 – Willm Gaines is listed as a tennant to Capt Tucker, in Va. James Citty. If this is the same William Gayne as listed above, he is now 42 years of age. https://archive.org/stream/minutesofcouncil00virg#page/136/mode/2up
1626 Jan 12: The Order in WC“the Tenants of y° Company are diftributed to the
Gouernor & Councill the 12”‘of January 1626.
To the Governor
I. Thomas Haruy, Chrift: Windmill, Edward Marshall,
Willm Baker, Robert Goodman, Nicolas Wessell,
John Lankfeild, Cutbert Person, Tho: Harding,
Edward Johnson, 10. Francis Hill, John Jaxon,
Willm Fowler, John Gibbs, Tho: Bennet,
John Warde, Willm Evans, 18. John Smyth.
To y° Surueyo’ – To Capt West
Wm Joyes, Ralfe Osborne
& Wm Hampton
200 ‘To: john jefferson
’ To Capt. Smyth, To Capt: Mathewes
Francis Fowler, Christ: Readhead
Christ: Lawson, John Butterfeild
Steven Webb, Rich: Alford
To Mr Persey, To Capt: Tucker
Willm Pilkinton, Tho: Dunthorne
John Tios, John Penrise
Ismael Hill, William Gaines
Mr Farrar, To ye pluoft Marshall
Tho: North, Reignold Godwine
Minutes of the Council and General Court of colonial Virginia 1622-1632, 1670-1676. pg 137.
1634 –William Gayne is listed on Colonial Records of Va. Elizabeth Cittie (he would now be age 50). https://archive.org/stream/colonialrecordso00virg#page/52/mode/2up
1634 July 9: Transcript. p.19.
Original p,33. Abstract, Edward Gaines ( or Edward Games ) “aged 30th yeeres “sworn this 7th day of July, says Capt Jno Stone borrowed from Jno Foster 6 bbl of corn to spend for his company. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v18 Acchawmacke 1632 to 1637. p. 18.
1634/5 March: Transcript p.29 Original 46. Abstract,
“Edward Games aged 28 and John Joanes 22 yeeres ore ther abouts” sworn, say Robt Swanson asked them to go with him to meet Mr Mellinge re the plantation. Some further detail including that Swanson said “my bargaine was for comodytyes and not tobacco”.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts v18 Acchawmacke 1632 to 1637. p. 30.
1635 April 13: Transcript p.31 Original p,48 Abstract
Wm Cozier petitions far 50 acres for himself and 50 acres for his mate Edward Gaines ( or Edward Games ) “which this board doth grant unto as lease land upon such conditione and rents as is granted to others”. The land N, upon Wm Smith, W, on Bayside and S. on the Gleab land and E, into the woods.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts v18 Acchawmacke 1632 to 1637. p. 31.
1636 Aug 8: Transcript p.55 Original 75
Wm’ll Smith aged 25th ore ther abouts sworne and examined sayeth that Edward Gaines said that if Richard Thompson went to his canew the said Gaines said that ono of us tow shall fall, this is all.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts v18 Acchawmacke 1632 to 1637. p. 58.
1636 Sept 9, JOHN WILKINS, 1300 acs. Acco- mack Co., 9 Sept. 1636, p. 378. On the E. side of Nansamund Riv., beg. on the S. side of the first br., running S. W. by W. along the Cr., E. S. E. into the woods, N. E. upon land of Mr. White & butting W. upon land of James Knott. 50 acs. for his own per adv. & 1250 acs. for trans, of 25 pers: Bridgett Craft, Agnis Medlam Rosomae Yetman, Henry Medcalfe, Georg Lee, Paul Trendall, Tho. Vincent, Joane Harman, Richard Ganes, Mary Wells, David Kiffin, Wm. Woolfe, Richard Leake, Wm. Hutchinson, Antho. Stensby, Robert Stackhowse, William Willbourne, Michaell Bryant, William Cozier, Rowland Raine, Edward Writt, Stephen Barnett, William Crossman, Thomasin, a maid, his Negroe.
1636 Nov 28: Transcript p.58 Original p.80
Stephen Charleton aged 37th or ther abouts sayeth that Edward Gams was to have 150 lb of tobacco per mounth, and noe corne.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts v18 Acchawmacke 1632 to 1637. p. 63.
1637 Thomas Games: witnesse Leonard Calvert Commission to Thomas Games mariner. p. 29 Cecilius Lord Proprietr of the Provinces of maryland and Avalon, Lord Baron of Baltemore &c to all psns to whom these pnts shall come, greeting. Know you that we for divers good considerans vs therevnto moving, have given & granted and by these pnts doe give & grant vnto the bearer hereof Thomas Games mariner, full and free power liberty licence and authority to passe & transport himselfe & his vessell out of our Province of maryland and throughe any parts hereof & to trade & commerce for come beaver or any other commodities with the dutchmen in Hudsons river or with any Indians or other people whatsoever being or inhabiting to the northward with out the Capes commonly called Cape Henry and Cape Charles, willing and requiring all such as shall accompany him in the said voyage to be obedient to him in all his lawfull commands; and also willing & requiring the said Tho. Games not to sell or barter or otherwise give or lend any armes powder or ammunition vnto any Indian or forreigner whatsoever vpon paine of such severe punishmt as such a crime shall deserve And we will that this our Commission continue in force for the space of one whole yeare ensuing the date hereof. Given at our ffort of St maries this 1 2th ffebr: in the yeare of Or Lord &c 1637 witnesse Leonard Calvt &c.
1638 June 9: Transcript p 108 Original p 142. Abstract
Thomas Games to be pd tobo due him from the estate of Capt Jno Howe.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts v18 Acchawmacke 1637 to 1640. p. 29.
1638 July 9: Transoript p 112 Original p 148. Abstract. Deposition of George Dawe. Age not shown. Says he heard David Winley say he could have Alex: Wignall arrainged at the bar for stealing a bbl of corn. And that he conveyed it to Mr Lee, Order that David Winley find 100 lb tobo to Alex Wigaall and 100 lb tobo “towards the buildinge of a newe church”, and bound to good behavior for “opprobious speeches” against Alex Wignall.” Transcript p 113. Original p 148. Abstract; Edward Game fined as above. Same as David Winley. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v18 Acchawmacke 1637 to 1640. p. 34.
1638 Sept 10: Transcript p. 116 Original p 152. Abstract.
Deposition of Thomas Game, “Age not shown. In regard to a bargain betw Mr Neale and Phillipp Taylor for salt. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v18 Acchawmacke 1637 to 1640. p. 39.
1640 Thomas Games: Thomas Games lived in Virginia on Kent Island in 1640. He was a mariner who was commissioned by Governor Leonard Calvert (brother of Cecil, Lord Baltimore and son of George Calvert, the original Lord Baltimore). I’ve included information from my annotated bibliography which includes the document showing Thomas Games (in some copies of the record it’s Games and in some it’s James, but the oldest one I saw said Gems) put up a bond for Edward Griffin to protect him from being arrested.
1640 Thomas Games – Vol 1 Page 214 State Archives Albany Calendar p. 14
I, the undersigned Thomas Gems, an inhabitant of Maryland, bind myself as bail and principal for Edward Griffins who has agreed and contracted with Peter Draper for the sum of five pounds sterling who also acknowledges in the presence of the underwritten Witnesses to have received the money and that for the freedom of said Griffens and if it happen should he exhibit Captain Clavers indenture, and molest him, Griffens, I substitute my person and property as aforesaid in place of the principal Edward Griffens. Done this 28 August 1640.
1640 Thomas Games: Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety,
Assembly Proceedings, October 1640. 91
12th October 1640. These are to will and require you to goe fortwith a board the Pinnoce belonging to Thomas Weston or Thomas Games or any other & there to prohibite any person from Comeing aboard or treating with any person belonging to the vesell & to give notice to myself of all persons as shall offend against the proclamation published in that behalfe. Signed.
To the Sherrif of St Leonard Calvert. Maries or his Deputie
1640 June 30 – Philip Gayne punished for inveigling Catherine Wilkins and indentured servant – is noted as being punished in court records for having married a woman who was an indentured servant of another without permission of the owner of the indenture. Upon the petition of Edward Prince to this court that whereas Philip Gayne hath divers times unlawfully without the privity and consent of him the said Prince inveigled on Catherine Wilkins a maid servant belonging to him and gotten her with child and since married her: the court doth thereupon order that the said servant shall serve the said Edward Prince her full time of service due unto him by covenant and that he the said Philip Gayne shall make satisfaction to the said Edward Prince for such further damages as he shall hereafter make appear that he hath sustained thereby. James City, Va.
1643 Aug 1 – Bernard Gaying is noted as one of the people transported to Virginia in a land transaction for CAPT. SAMUELL MATHEWES, who receives 4,000 acres on a neck of land on the N. side of Rappahannock River, bounded on the W. by Cannatawoman Cr. which runs E. N. E. towards head of Wiccokomocco River, on the N. by Wiccocomocco Riv., on S. by Rappa. Riv. & on the E. with the main bay. Aug. 1, 1643, Page 882. Trans. of fowerscore pers.: (See list above) Va. Land Transaction – Rappa Co., Va. https://archive.org/stream/cavalierspioneer00nuge/cavalierspioneer00nuge_djvu.txt, http://interactive.ancestry.com/48408/CavaliersPioneers-005066-577?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d48408%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=CavaliersPioneers-004628-144 Curioman Creek is same as Canawoman Creek: See: http://www.hookandbullet.com/fishing-currioman-creek-warsaw-va/
1643 Aug 1 – Bernard Gaying transported to area on N. side of Rappa R, bound W. by Cannatawoman Cr. , N. by Wiccocomocco Riv., on S. by Rappa. Riv. & on the E. with the main bay.
1648 July 17 – Thomas Gaynes is noted as a neighbor of a MR. GEORGE HARDY, who receives 500 acres, lyeing on the E. side of Lawnes Cr., extending to the main river, along land reputed Thomas Gaynes, along the great river to a er. dividing same from land of Alice Bennet. 300 acs. by former patent & 200 acs. for trans. of: 4 pers., 3 of whom are named: Ellin Sleeve, Ann Clarke, Ann Poorey. p. 177. Va. Land Transaction – Isle of Wight Co., Va.
http://interactive.ancestry.com/48408/CavaliersPioneers-005066-577?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d48408%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=CavaliersPioneers-004663-177 1648 July 17 – Thomas Gaynes on E. side of Lawnes Cr. Parish
1650 May 22 – Jane Gaynes is one of the persons transported to Virginia by ANDREW GILSON, who receives 600 acs. in Rappa. Riv. on the S. side, beg. at a point by the N., side of Tigners Cr. 22 May 1650, p. 243. Trans. of 12 pers. p. 197. Va. Land Trans – Rappa Co. , Va.
http://interactive.ancestry.com/48408/CavaliersPioneers-005066-577?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d48408%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=CavaliersPioneers-004683-197 1650 May 22 – Jane Gaynes transported to Virginia – Rappa. R. on the S. side, on N., side of Tigners Cr.
1650 July 29 – Anne Guyne (or Gayne) is listed as one of the people transported by ROBERT BIRD, who receives 1400 acres lyeing on N. side of Rappa. Riv., next above land of Silvester Thacker & Thomas Whitlock, 29 July 1650, p. 218.
Trans. of 28 pers. p. 192. Va. Land Trans, Rappa Co. 1650 Robert Bird grant with Anne Guyne
http://interactive.ancestry.com/48408/CavaliersPioneers-005066-577?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d48408%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=CavaliersPioneers-004678-192 1650 July 29 – Anne Gayne transported by ROBERT BIRD, N. side of Rappa. R
1650 Sept 20 – Edw. Gaynes and Sarah wife are transported to Virginia by EDWARD WALKER, who receives 900 acres in Northumberland Co., 20 Sept. 1650, p. 248. Abutting Ely. upon Potomeck Riv., Nly. upon land of Thomas Hoyles (or Hayley), Sly. towards Yeacomico Riv. &. Wly. upon a br. issuing out of sd. River. Trans. of 18 pers: (see above). p. 198. Va. Land Trans – Northumberland Co.
http://interactive.ancestry.com/48408/CavaliersPioneers-005066-577?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d48408%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=CavaliersPioneers-004684-198 1650 Sept 20 – Edw. Gaynes and Sarah wife transp in Northumberland Co., adj Potomeck Riv., near Yeacomico R
1652 Richard Games in Charles County, Maryland:
MD Provincial Court Proceedings, 1663-64. 97. That Richard Games did uppon the 4th day of June 1663 assume uppon himselfe to pay…………….
MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS 599
Memd John Gaines Patent Spring plain Dated 30°” June 1668 – 50 Acres in Charles County. John Gaines Patent St Patricks Hill 26th May 1664 – 300Acres in Cha: Coty
( John Wheeler obtained a patent 10 July 1663 for 4000 acres of land,”Wheeler’s Choice”, in Charles County. )
William Edde maketh oath that about the Middle of October last being requested by mr Geo: Mee for that purpose he willed one Richard Gaines Servant to John Cornelius to tell his Master that the Said Mr Mee did expect him the Said Gaines to be returned to him againe for that the Servant which the Said Mee had from Cornelius in Exchange for him
was not an able Servant according to the bargaine or to that Effect.
Sworne in open Court 22 January 1652
1652 Aug 14 – Thomas Gayne is transported to Virginia by NICHO. GEORGE, THOMAS TABERER & HUMPHRY CLARKE, for 900 acres, beg. at the mouth on N. side of a branch where Francis England’s land endeth &c. cross the branch &c. to the great swamp, being the :first branch of the black water, etc. Trans. of 18 pers: (Jane Bayley, Willm. Thomas, John Mackan, Thomas Walker, Mary Burdyken (?), George Mountford, Robert Giles, Hannah his wife, Hannah his daughter, Thomas Holmes, Mary Johns, , John Corvent, SarahDugort, John Sheeres, Richard Dauson, Thomas Gayne, John Dalton, Joshua Taberer. ). p. 278. Va. Land Trans – Francis England’s land. Isle of Wight Co, Va
1652 Aug 14 – Thomas Gayne transp N. side where Francis England’s land ends to the great swamp, first branch of black water
1654 Oct 6 – Bernard Geines and Eliz. Geines are transported to Virginia by R. (Rowland) LAWSON, who receives 400 acres upon S. side of Rappa. Riv., beg. at Eastmost extent of the land of Geo. Eaton, etc., unto sd. Lawson’s former grant &c. 6 Oct. 1654, p. 299. Trans. of 8 pers: (Geo. Eaton, Lawson’s, Trans of -Mary Palmer, Rose Love, Fra. Plumer, Thomas Jones, Roger Clatworth, Dennis Foard, Bernard Geines, Eliz. Geines) p. 297. Va. Land Trans – Rappa Co.
http://interactive.ancestry.com/48408/CavaliersPioneers-005066-577?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d48408%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=CavaliersPioneers-004785-297 1654 Oct 6 – Bernard Geines and Eliz. Geines transp to S. side of Rappa. R (Note: I can’t make up my mind on this one if it is a “Gaines” variation or a “Goines” variation – so leaving on this page for now).
1655 Mar 27, THOMAS EVERIDGE, 200 acs. in Southern branch of Eliz. Riv., beg. at miles end of Thomas White. 27 Mar. 1655, p. 314. Trans, of 4 pers: George Glayne, Mary his wife, George Glayne, Junr., Anthony Clerk.
1656 Francis Gaines – p. 38. Will of William Carne. Dated 18th July 1656. To John Waterman and Willm Frisle debt due from Thomas Berfoot. Refers to debts due him from Francis Gaines, Dunkyn Roy, Geo Affeld, John C- -, Patriok Miller, James Bonner, John Bell, Richard Harper, Desires that debts be paid, due by him to Lout Coll Ellis (?), Andrew Cerliff and to Coll Guinn. Wit. John Bell signed the mark of Willm Carne the mark of Jo Needles “Postoript In case the sd Willm Frizell be alive it doth belong half to him if not it doth belong all to Jo Waterman,” Reoordod 23rd September 1656, (Pg. 10)
1656 George Gaynes is noted to have been transported to Maryland. 5:260 Film No: Transported 1656; MSA SC 4341-
1656 July 18: p. 38. Will of William Carne. Dated 18th July 1656. To John Waterman and Willm Frisle debt due from Thomas Berfoot. Refers to debts due him from Francis Gaines, Dunkyn Roy, Geo Affeld, John C- -, Patrick Miller, James Bonner, John Bell, Richard Harper, Desires that debts be paid, due by him to Leut Coll Ellis (?), Andrew Cerliff and to Coll Guinn. Wit. John Bell signed the mark of Willm Carne the mark of Jo Needles “Postcript In case the sd Willm Frizell be alive it doth belong half to him if not it doth belong all to Jo Waterman,” Recorded 23rd September 1656. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v1 Lancaster 1654 to 1666. pg. 10.
1658 Richd Lawson decd convey heiffer to James Gaines in Rappa Co Va
1658: LAWSON, RICHARD, (Nuncupative Will), ————, 1658. Delivered by word of mouth to Mr. John Catlett and Mr. John Paine; being the day before he departed out of this life which was ————ber, 1658. That his wife* enjoy his plantation that he ———-————during her life and afterwards Elizabeth Lawson the daughter of Epaphroditus Lawson ——————-——-— case said Elizabeth die before his wife then his wife to dispose of the plantation. His wife to have and enjoy all his goods excepting that James Gaines have another heifer; that John Taylor, his servant, have a heifer. If said John Taylor survive his m ————————— time with Elizabeth his daughter and if the said Elizabeth survive —————————— then she to have ———————— aforesaid heifer. ——————— land upon the so ———————————-— Occupation Creek ————-———— John Whitty according to mutuall agreement —————————deliver unto the said Lawson two men servants the age of sixteen and twenty years, having sufficient bedding and clothing. Note that the land was excepted in case the full tract were included within the bounds of the patent, and not entrenching upon any mans land.
Postcript. In case the said Captain Whitty would not accept the said land in payment of his debt, it was to be sold to pay said debt. Page 86. Wills of Rappahannock Co Va 1656 to 1692. pg 12 to 13.
1658 Dec 27: Robert Bird: leg. wife Susan; two servants John Daniels and Jane Williams their time; daughter Susannah my plantation bounding on Mr. Seaward and Mr. Winn also cattle formerly given her by Capt Luck; Mr Edward Saunders, Surgeon; daughter Elizabeth; God-son John Davis the son of John Davis; to every one of my servants a cow and calf at freedom, only Procter excepted: Ann West. Overseers, beloved friends Mr. William Yarrett, Mr Willam Bressey, Mr. John Hardy and Samuel Haswell. Nov 22, 1656.
Cod., to John Gaine the son of Thomas Gaine. Dec 27, 1658.
Wit: John George, Edward Saunders, Thomas Gordon.
Jurantur coram nobis, James Ryland, John Bond, Francis Hobs, Nicholas Hill, J. Bazeley, Daniel Boucher. Page 574. Isle of Wight, Virginia, Wills and administrations bk I 1647-1719. pg 4. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89SG-8FG4?i=9&wc=SJ7K-VZ4%3A344503801%2C344559401&cc=2034267
1661 Thos Gaynor – p, 235, Bristoll, Indenturo made 21st June 1661. Thos Gaynor agrees to serve George Hanoooke, from date hereof until his first noxt arrival at Virginia, and after for four years, “In consideration whereof the sd master doth hereby covenant and grant to and with the sd servant to pay for his passing and to find and allow him meat drink apparroll Lodging with other nocossarys during the sd terme and at tho end of the sd terme to pay unto him one ax one hoe one years provision double apparell fifty acres of land according to the Custome of the Country”
“Inrolled upon record signed Tho Gaynor according to the custome of tho sd City the City seale” Witness And Hayes Reoorded 1st April 1662, (Virginia Colonial Abstracts. Vol. I. Beverley, Fleet. Pag 71)
1661 June 21: p, 235, Bristoll, Indenture made 21st June 1661. Thos Gayner agrees to serve George Hancocke, from date hereof until his first next arrival at Virginia, and after for four years, “In consideration whereof the sd master doth hereby covenant and grant to and with the sd servant to pay for his passing and to find and allow him meat drink apparrell Lodging with other necessarys during the sd terme and at the end of the sd terme to pay unto him one ax one hoe one years provision double apparell fifty acres of land according to the Custome of the Country “Inrolled upon record signed Tho Gayner according to the custome of the sd City the City seale”.
Witness And Hayes
Recorded 1st April 1662.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts v1 Lancaster 1654 to 1666. pg. 10.
1662 and 1663 Elizabeth Gaynes is transported to Maryland. Source: CC:71 Film No: Transported between 1662 & 1663; Transcript: 7:81; MSA SC 4341- http://earlysettlers.msa.maryland.gov/
1665 Tho Gaines – p, 324. Robert Gorsuch and Rich Gorsuch sell to Ralph Horton 600 acres. Refers to Tho Powell as attorney for Robt* Gorsuch. Dated 27 Feb. 1664/5.
Wit, Edw Roe signed Rich Gorsuch Howell Powell Tho Powell Roo, 1st Oot. 1665.
Power of Atty. Rich Gorsuch and Tho Powell to “our Loving friend Edward Roe to aok, above sale. Dated “27th 12th month 1664”
Wit, Tho Gaines signed Rich Gorsuch Howell Powell Tho Powell
Rec, 13th Sept.1665 (Virginia Colonial Abstracts. Vol. I. Beverley, Fleet. Pg. 98)
1664/5 Feb 27: p, 324. Robert Gorsuch and Rich Gorsuch sell to Ralph Horton 600 acres.
Refers to Tho Powell as attorney for Robt Gorsuch. Dated 27 Feb. 1664/5.
signed: Rich Gorsuch, Tho Powell
Wit: Edw Roe , Howell Powell. Rec, 1st Oct. 1665.
Power of Atty. Rich Gorsuch and Tho Powell to “our Loving friend Edward Roe to ack, above sale. Dated “27th 12th month 1664”
signed: Rich Gorsuch, Tho Powell.
Wit: Tho Gaines, Howell Powell.
Rec. 13th Sept. 1665. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v1 Lancaster 1654 to 1666. pg. 10.
1666 June 29 – James Gaynes is noted in a land transaction for Grantee(s): Gray, Wm., and Xtop. Blackbourne. Description: 775 acres on the South or Rappa: County; bounding upon the land of James Gaynes. Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 134 (Reel 6). Rappa Co, Va. http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/drawer?retrieve_image=LONN&dir=/LONN/LO-1/006/006&image_number=0136&offset=%2B2&name=Patents+No.6+1666-1679+(PartI+%26+PartII)&dbl_pgs=no&round= 1666 June 29 – James Gaynes South of Rappa.
1667 March 11 – James Gaynes – receives 519 acres on the south side of the river; beginning &c nigh the head of a branch called Popomons) Bounded – to marker of land – 519 acres formerly granted to Thomas Hawkings. Va. Land Trans – Rappahannock County.
1667 March 11 – James Gaynes – receives 519a S of R. on Popomons
1667 March 27 James Gayne land in Rappa Co Va
1669 Oct 14: 14 Oct. 1669; 27 May, 1674.
LUCAS, THOMAS, the Elder, of Sittingbourn Parish. In good health & sound memory but aged. To son-in-law John Catlett ten shillings. To son-in-law Captain Thomas Hawkins ten shillings. To my grandchild Mary Hawkins one young heifer with a cow calf and all their female increase to be delivered by my executors hereafter named unto my sonne Hawkins aforesaid to keep for hir within one year after my decease and the male increase for his charge and care in keeping them and he the said cattle and female increase to deliver to hir at her age of one and twenty years or day of marriage which shall happen first. To son Thomas Lucas all my lands and tenements and hereditaments with the appurtenances to him and his heirs forever. All the residue of my goods and chattels my debts and legacies being paid I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Lucas aforesaid whom I make my sole Executor.
Wit. EDMUND DOBSON, RICHARD R WEST. signum
An addition made March 24, 1673/4.
My Executor to pay all my debts in due and convenient time after my decease and in particular my will is that my loving sister-in-law Mrs. Margaret Plammer be paid as soon as may be after my decease £5 Sterling or the just value thereof in sweet scented tobacco. To my loving son-in—law Thomas Hawkins one thousand pounds of tobacco to be paid in two years after my decease. To my loving friend Daniel Gaines ten shillings Sterling. Requests that his son-in—law Thomas Hawkins be aiding and assisting to my son and my Executor Thomas Lucas in What he shall reasonably require of him either for advice or otherwise. Wit. THOMAS HAWKINS, DANIEL DS SHIPLEY. Page 152. sign.
Wills of Rappahannock Co Va 1656 to 1692. pgs 25-26.
1673 Jan 30: 30 January, 1673/4; PETERS, HENRY, 4 March —– .
Sick and weak but of sound and perfect memory. To wife the two girls Elizabeth Walker and Mary Peters as their mother deceaseddesired that John Smith should not meddle with them so likewise it is my will and desire. To James Allen my wife’s son 300 acres of land. lying near Pewmondsend to be laid out together to him and his heirs forever. To my daughter Elizabeth Walker two cows and a mare a year or two old to be paid hir the day of hir marriage. All the rest of my estate reall and personall to my wife Jane Peters and my daughter Mary Peters to be divided equally between them by my loving friends Mr Lawrence Washington, John Meader, Francis Sterne, and Warwick Cammock within three weeks or thereabouts after my decease and my request to them is that they would divide it equally as they can to the best of their judgments because my will is that there be no appraisement made of any part of my estate. Wife Jane to be sole Executrix.
Wit. PETER DUNNIVAN, JOHN GIBSON, WARWICK CAMMOCK.
An addenda to the will.
If wife dies before his daughters Elizabeth Walker and Mary Peters come to be of age then Daniel Gaines and Warwick Cammock to take charge of them and their estate and if said Gaines and Cammock die in the meantime the survivor is hereby impowered to choose another. Wit. PETER DUNNIVAN,JOHN GIBSON. Page 149. Wills of Rappahannock Co Va 1656 to 1692. pgs 25.
1673 May 26th: Butler Hawkins Whereas Coll John Catlett Deced made a will and Died leaveing his wife Executx and Mr Amory Butler married the said Executrix but before marriage Butler by his bond Gives the widdow liberty to Dispose of her estate either by will of Catlett Deed or as Administratrix, She dies and makes a will And now a Dispute Arrises betweene the said Butler and Capt Tho: Hawkins A Kinsman to the said Cattlett who fhall have the Managements of the said estates and the Keepeing and Educacon of the Children of Catlet, It is orde’d that the said Mr Amory Butler doe at the next County Court held at Rappa Give Good and sufficient Security to (sp?) forme pay and fullfill the wills of the said Catletts wife Deced and then that he be Possesd and have the management of all the said Catlett and wifes estate And further it is orde’d that Mr Daniell Gaynes have the Keeping and Educacon of the said Catlets Children. Minutes of the Council and General Court of colonial Virginia 1622-1632, 1670-1676. pg 339-340.
1673 May 7: BUTLER, ELIZABETH, of the parish of Sittingbourne in the County of Rappahannock. To son Francis Slaughter all the furniture of my chamber except a chest of drawers which I give to my daughter Sarah to be delivered to her at the age of seventeen years or day of marriage which shall first happen and a close stool to my son John Catlett to be delivered to him when he goes to housekeeping. To son Francis Slaughter all the goods money plate rings and tobacco mentioned in an account now in the hands of Mr. Daniel Gaines and one negro boy and an equal share of the sheep pewter brasse and iron and also a great Chair and Small Couch and one Chest and such things in my house as my mother gave me by will the same to be delivered into his possession when he comes to the age of nineteen years and that he shall not dispose or sell the same without leave and consent of my executor and overseers hereafter named till he come to the age of one & twenty years. To my daughter Elizabeth the bed and furniture as it now is standing in the dining roome and the presse and cushion thereon and the great looking glasse and the drawing table and Turkey carpet and my child bed linen blanketts and fine baskett and my wedding ring and my biggest diamond ring my gilded bodkin and my necklace with the biggest pearle and one small Bible a. silver sucking bottle and my small cabinett. To daughter Sarah two of my biggest stone rings a small pearle necklace and a silver bodkin and my new trunck and the napking Presse one small Bible and small Testament and a dram cup my wedding ring and oval table. To son John one small diamond ring the mapp in the dining room one rapier one great cutlash one pair of silver buttons and one paire of silver buckles and the Antimonial Cupp. To son William one small cutlash and a ring with a stone in it enamelled with blew and a silver seale. To my two daughters all my wearing cloathes and wearing linnen. To sons John and William all the books mentioned in the Inventory equally between them according to their fathers will. To my two sons John and William Catlett and my two daughters all my plate except three spoons with their names on them to whom they belong to be equally divided between them. I give and bequeath all my pewter linnen & other household stuffe unto my two sons John and William and my two daughters (except what is before bequeathed to my son Francis) with a bed furnished to each of my two sons and my daughter Sarah (except two suits of damask which I give to my two daughters) to be equally divided between my two sons and my two daughters aforesaid. To each of my three sons a carbine. I give and bequeath my gray mare with her increase unto the aforesaid fower children of my deceased husband John Catlett. My will is that my two daughters aforesaid shall have delivered to them their former legacies at their day of marriage or at the yeares of seventeen and likewise my two sons John and William have theirs delivered when they come of age. To my Couzen William Underwood the elder one stone Colt which came of the sorrel mare. To my Couzen Humphrey Booth the chest with the goods in it which were my mothers. To my Couzen Catherine Booth one silver
Caudle cupp which was her grandmothers and in case she dyes to her Bro. Humphrey. If my son ffrancis dye before he comes of age then my surviving children to enjoy the whole estate both formerly and now bequeathed unto him. My will is that if my Executor hereafter mentioned shall brake up housekeeping that then all my household stuff aforesaid bequeathed to my Children shall be well packed and locked up and kept from use and that the linnen a.nd other things that are in the Cask and trunck be forthwith locked up till the time of their delivery and that all my son ffrancis his household stuff be likewise reserved and kept by it self. To my sister Peirce a mourning ring of 20 shillings price in England. If my Executor hereafter mentioned shall voluntarily surrender up the estate that then Mr. Daniel Gaines if he hath the children shall have the estate provided that he give good security to keep the said estate entire and ‘deliver the same in kind according to my will and that my will bee by him in all respects performed as my Executor is bound to do. My will is that my Executor supply what Tobacco shall be required for the Childrens education now in England according to my husbands will and likewise that he make sulficient provision when they shall come from schoole for their accomodation and their bringing of them home to Virginia. My will is that all my wearing Cloathes which last yeare I sent for at the profit of my Tobaccoes be upon the arrival of the same locked up in my Cask kept for and divided between my two daughters and the rest my Executor to have for his household use. And likewise what moneys shall remain in Mr Geffries and Mr Manfords hands in London be disbursed by them for a bed and furniture for my son ffrancis in lieu of one his father—in-law did owe him and two small silver tankards (if it so holds out) to be added to the rest of the plate for the children of my deceased husband. My will is that the childrens estate be kept entire and not parted before their legacies given by me become due unto them and if the Court shall take my childrens estate out of my Executors hands that then my Children shall altogether bee maintained well educated and provided for by and with the profitt of their own estates and that my thirds and the profitts thereof shall remain in my Executors hands till they come of age. I do constitute and appoint my beloved husband Amory Butler sole executor of this my last will and Testament and Guardian to my Children and my Cousen Captain Thomas Hawkins my Bro. Edward Rowsee and Mr Daniel Gaines Overseers of this my last will and Testament Provided that if my said Executor do not educate and keep them well that then Mr Daniel Gaines shall have the Guardianship of my Children my sd Executor allowing him a sufficient maintenance for their well being and education as my Overseers and Executor shall agree and if they do not what the Court shall determine for the same and if Mr Gaines shall dye my desire is that my Cousen Hawkins do take the children upon the same terms and if my Executor shall imbezell the estate or forsake the country then my will is that my Overseers shall call him to account and finding him delinquint my Executor shall be either bound to make good the same out of his own estate or else yield it up to Mr Daniel Gaines he the sd Gaines doing as before for the security of the estate. Item that my sd Executor do purchase as soon as he can a negro man for my sonn ffrancis by or with the profitt of the estate in lieu of one his father—in-law deceased did owe him. I give and bequeath of the cattle that were my mothers and now in the keeping of Thomas Kirk two of the females to my sister Peirce her Children with their increase forever and also the other two of the female kind with their increase and eight steers to my Bro Booths children the said steers and increase of the female to be disposed of by my Executor to purchase for them a negro woman to be delivered to them with her increase when they come of age mortality excepted. My will is that if the estate of my children bee taken out of my Executors hands within halfe a year after my decease and if my executor be compelled to make good of the sd estate what shall be falling short my executor shall make good the same out of the increase of the negroes that have bin since the same have bin committed to him the sd increase to be delivered to my Children in Kind when they come of age and if it shall not suffice then the same to be made good out of my thirds or the profitts thereof as my executors shall think best for my children. I give and bequeath to my well beloved husband Amory Butler a bed and furniture with a mourning ring of 22 shillings price in England. When my executors shall have paid all my Legacies that then if there be remaining any of my thirds in his hands he shall surrender up the same unto my Children the profitts thereof excepted. Wit. THOMAS LUCAS, Senr., JOHN DAWSON. Page 136.
Wills of Rappahannock Co Va 1656 to 1692. pgs 21-24.
1675 Va Rappa Co Thomas Gaines m Katherine Pettis
1677 Sept 3: IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Thomas Pannell being Sick & Weak but thanks to God in Perfect Memory, do Make Constitute & Appoint this to be my last Will & Testamt: Imprimis I bequeath my Soule to God & as for my Worldly Estate I doe give & bestow as followeth Imprs: I give my lands Goods & Chattles Equally to be divided between my Beloved wife Katherine Pannell & my three Children William & Mary & Isabella Pannell & alsoe the Child she now goes Wth: & all my Estate to them & their heires for Ever. Item I give to Anthony Prosser a Tract of Land lying at Matapony Branches wch: was taken up between his Father John Prosser & my Selfe in Copartnership, ye sd Land I say to be divided between my own Children & him & to their Heires for Ever, and doe hereby make & appoint my beloved wife Sole Executrix, & my desire is that she Acknowledge all Deeds of Land from me due, And Alsoe I appoint my Loveing Friends Warwick Cammock & Daniell Gaines to assist my Wife, & in Case of her Mortality to take Care of my Children. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand May 11th 1676 (these Words interlined) & alsoe ye Child she now goes with in ye 8th line & to ye heirs for Ever in ye 12 line. sign
THOMAS X PANNELL
JOHN POWELL,aged 33 years or thereabouts,
WILLIAM CLAPHAM, aged 23 years or thereabouts.
Proved 3 Sept. 1677. Page 39.
Wills of Rappahannock Co Va 1656 to 1692. pgs 59-60.
1677 Dec 18: 18 December, 1677; GRIGORY, JOHN, 4 September, 1678. IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I John Grigory being Very Sick and Weak in body but in perfect mind and memory Doe make this my last Will & Testamt: First I give my Soule to God that gave it me in a Sure and Certaine hope that after this life Ended, that at the last day my Soule & body shall be United together, & my body to the Earth to be buried in a Terestiall buriall as my Friends shall think Fitt & as for my worldly Goods I bestow as followeth Item I give unto my Sister Mary Grigory foure hundred and Eighty acres of Land being a Tract of land formerly bought by Robert Bishop of Mr: Henry Awbrey to her and her heires forever but if my Said Sister Die wth out Issue lawfully begotten of her, that then the said Land to Returne to the nearest of Blond, Alsoe one pied Cow wth: her Increase to her and her heires for-Ever, onely the first Cow Calfe, the said Cow shall bring to be delivered to Katherine Armstrong to her and her heires for Ever. Item I give to my Sister Elizabeth one Red Cow with all her Increase to her and her heires for Ever Alsoe I doe appoint my Brother Richard Grigory my whole and Sole Execr: of this my Will to See it performed As WITNESS my hand this 18th of Decembr: 1677
THO: GAMES, JAMES FUGETT
THE WTH IN NAMED Thomas Games Doth depose that he did see the wth:in mentioned John Grigory Signe Seale and publish the wth:in mentioned to be his last Will and Testamt: and that he was in perfect Sence and memory at ye Signing Sealing & publishing thereof to the best of his Judgment. THOMAS GAMES.
Juratis Est Games in Cur Com Rappac: 4°. Die 7. 1678 Et. Probatr: Pr:
Sacrament Thom: Games Et Recordatr 5°. Die Octobr. An°. 1678. A Test.
EDMO: CRASK Cl. Cur. Page 106.
Wills of Rappahannock Co Va 1656 to 1692. pgs 74.
1677/78 March 10: 21 March, 1677/78; 2 May, 1678.
FULLERTON, JAMES, of Piscatacon, in ye County of Rappac. First my will and desire is that my two Daughters Mary and Hannah having Sore heads have their Heads Cured and Satisfaction made for ye same out of such Debts as are Due me after wch done and performed ye Remainder of such Debts as are due me Whether by Speciality or otherwise be equally divided amongst my wife and children Secondly I will and bequeath that my whole Stock of Cattle be Equally divided amongst my wife and children wch pte of Cattle and Debts thus given unto my wife in lieu of her thirds and no otherwise. To my Sone James Fullerton one bay horse of two Yeares old and all my armes now in possession or otherwise Offensive and defensive and all my wearing Apparell. To my daughter Mary one Bay Mare. To my daughter Hannah one Young Mare. To my wife one black Mare And as touching my household Goods and furniture my will is that it be Equally divided amongst my wife and children my wifes pte thereof to be in lieu of her thirds as Abovesaid. To sonne James and his heires forever All my lands and tenemts held by pattent or otherwise Excepting 400 acres of land wch I give to my two Daughters Mary and Hannah and their Heires forever to be Equally Devided betweene them when by Either of them or their heires required web 400 acres of land is pte of a Devidend of 900 acres Scituate and being in ye Maine Swamp of Piscatacon Creek Provided allwaies that if any of my Children Sonne or Daughter die before they be at ye age of twenty one or be married that his or her pte of Land Stock Household goods or debts be Equally devided betweene ye Survivors. My friend Thomas Gaines to be my Executor till my Sonne James attaine ye age of Sixteene Yeares and then I appoint Thomas Gaines and my Sonne Joynt Executors till my Sonne James attaine ye Years of one and Twenty then I appoint my Sonne James Sole Executor My will and desire is that neither Court nor Justices of ye peace of ye abovesd County intermeddle wth my Children or any pte of my Estate but that all be at ye disposall of my Executors or Executor.
Wit. THO: EDMUNDSON, THO: WHEELER, JAMES BOUGHAN. Page 83.
Wills of Rappahannock Co Va 1656 to 1692. pgs 70-71.
1678 Aug 21: 21 August, 1678; 29 January, 1678/9.
BUTLER, AMORY, [Rev], of the Parish of Sittingburne and County of Rappac., Clerk. To my loving Brother Mr Wm Butler minister of Washington Parish all my Books Sermon Noats and papers. To brother John Butler all my wearing Cloths Linnen and Woolen and 2,000 pounds of Tobacco and Cask. To Valentine Allen 60 pounds of Tob. in lieu of a paire of Shooes I owe him. To my Godson Wm Pannell one Bible and one Bible to my Godson Cawthorne. All my other Estate I give and bequeath unto my Godson and nephew John Underwood my debts first paid out of the same by my Executor Mr Daniel Gaines. This my last Will and Testament Satisfying and fulfilling all therein as shall appears to be just and True and which he in his Conscience knows and is perswaded soe to be Referring my sd Executor to the assistance of my brother Wm Underwood who may give him knowledge in my Concernes and ordering that Mr Sall Bloomfield According to his Demand be First Satisfied out of my Estate for mine and my Brother John Butler’s accomodation at this house. I give unto my Executor before named his Choice of my three Bookes in my Studie. Wit. SAMLL BLOMFIELD, LAWE ROCHEFORT. Page 113.
Wills of Rappahannock Co Va 1656 to 1692. pgs 75-76.
1682 Aug 18: 18 August, 1682; 1 October, 1684. GAINES, DANIEL, of the parish of Sittingburne in the County of Rappa. The orphans of Col John Catlett Decd. to be paid out of the Negroes and goods that did belong to the sd Coln Catletts Estate the Negroes and goods to be as they were appraised to me as may appear by Inventory. To son Bernard all my land that I now live upon to him & his heirs lawfully begotten &c. and that he shall not let sell or mortgage any part or parcel of the same so long as his Two Sisters Margaret and Mary or their heirs be alive. If all my children die without heirs then my land to fall to my Grandson John Smyth and his heirs forever. To daughter Mary the Mare Colt that now sucks on my mare Betty and all her increase to her and her heirs for ever. The Mare Heyfer and Hogs that I have given to my grandson — in-law John Smyth to be and remain to his proper use forever. The first child that my negro Cate doth bring to be given to my daughter Margaret and her heirs forever and if it live to the age of three years to be in lieu of a man Servant otherwise to be in no stead. To son Bernard my silver, hilted sword and belt and my Seale Ring. To wife Margaret one third of my estate in lieu of dower. My will is that the other two parts of my Estate be divided between my three children Bernard, Margaret, and Mary and no part of it to be appraised but to be Inventoried and delivered in kind. To daughter Margaret a good feather bed and furniture at my death in full of her part of my bedding. My daughter Mary to have the use of so much housing and land as she needs so long as she continues unmarried. My will is that as soon as it can a Man servant be bought with tobacco for my daughter Margaret in part of her Porcon. It is my will that my wife, son Bernard, and daughter Mary keep their shares together for their Menteynance doing their best by their endeavours to Encrease the same as long as my Wife Continues a Widdow or so long as either of my Children Continue unmarryed and at the day of Marriage of my Wife or of either of my Children then my Childrens part to be delivered to them in Kind. My Two Children Bernard and Mary to have as many things apiece out of my Estate as my Daughter Margaret hath had already and the rest to be divided between them equally by my loving Kinsman John Catlett and sons-in-law John Smyth and Ralph Rouzey and not to goe to Law one with the other. It is my will that my estate be Inventoryed within ten days after my decease. To wife Twenty shillings to buy her a Mourning Ring to ware for my sake and to my Two daughters each of them a Ring of Ten shillings price. If I die having no Tobacco in house that then my servants be and remain together till they make a good crop of Arenoco Tobacco out of which my wife having first taken her Third then my son Bernard and daughter Mary have out of the rest each of them as much as my daughter Margaret hath already then if any be remaining over and above to be divided equally between them all three. It is my Will that my Children have their Estate at the death or day of Marriage of my Wife whether they be of age or not. The children of Coln John Catlett to remain with my wife till they come of age if my wife continues unmarried. Wife Executrix and guardian of my children so long as she remains a widow.
Wit. WM X MURROW, JOHN CATLETT, Wm. X BROWNE.
Note: The witnesses called the testator “Capt. Daniel Gaines.” Page 35.
Wills of Rappahannock Co Va 1656 to 1692. pgs 108-109.
1685 Nov 4: 4 Nov. 1685 and by Riohard Holt and William Holt conveyed to the said James Boughan deoeased by deed dated 2 Feb. 1705. The land bounded by Kings Swamp below Piscataway Mill, land of Oliver Seager, land formerly owned by Thomas Gaines and John Morraine, Piscataway Creek, etc. signed: James Boughan. Wit: Dan’ll Browne, Tho Ley, Robt Hardee . Rec. 12 Feb, 1712/13. Robert Jones, by letter of attorney from Sarah Boughan wife of James Boughan, relinquishes dower rights to John Boughan. The letter is signed Sarah Boughan and witnessed by Jonathan Fisher and Benj’a Fisher. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v8 Essex 1711 to 1714.
1686 April 2: John Sheephard: Leg. – wife Alice; son William; daughter Susannah; reversion to my brother Edward Holloway and his children; cousin Fortune Maget; at decease of wife son William to Robert Lacie of the Lower Parish of Surry County; daughter to Elizabeth Gainer of the Upper Parish of Isle of Wight. Overseers, Robert Lacie and John Barnes of the Lower Parish of Surry, John Murry and Joseph Copeland of Upper Parish of Isle of Wight and Henry Wiggs of the Lower Parish of Isle of Wight. D. April 2, 1686. R. May 1, 1688. Wit. Thomas Proud, John Mory, John Grove, Nathaniel Eglome. Page 275. Isle of Wight, Virginia, Wills and administrations bk I 1647-1719. pg 40.
1691 July 14: James Gaines – p.71. Assignment, 14 July 1691. Geo, Vinson to John Mills, all right and title in foregoing. Wit: signed George Vinson, James x Gainer (or Gaines) Charles Dodson (Virginia Colonial Abstraots, Volume 16, Richmond County, Records 1692 – 1704, Deed Book No.l 1692 – 1693, Deed Book No.2 1693/4 – 1696, Deed Book No.3 – lost., Miscellaneous Records 1699 – 1704, Beverley Fleet, Box 5161 – Saunders Station, Richmond, Virginia. pg 22)
1696 June 9: Samuel Gainor: Appraisal by John Carrell and Samuel Eldridge. R. June 9, 1696. Page 375. Isle of Wight, Virginia, Wills and administrations bk I 1647-1719. pg 53.
1699 Oct 9: Tho. Gaines – p. 4-A, “Attachm’t issued to Charles – – (faded out) – – Estate of Tho: Gaines for Eight hundred pounds of Tobacco by bill. Returned Executed the 9th of 9’ber 1699 in these words Then attached two parcells of Tobacco hanging in two severall houses, One Levey Sixty Serren and a halfe being 1st paid for the use Of the within menconed Test Leroy George Sub Sh ” (Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume 16, Richmond County, Records 1692 – 1704, Deed Book No.l 1692 – 1693, Deed Book No.2 1693/4 – 1696, Deed Book No.3 – lost., Miscellaneous Records 1699 – 1704, Beverley Fleet, Box 5161 – Saunders Station, Richmond, Virginia. Pg 74).
1702 Nov 10: page 39. Inventory of est of Richd Grigory deceased. Taken by Court order of 10 Nov 1702. Long inventory covering 3 pages. Total value L 85. 9. 8 . Signed William Johnson, Leonard Chamberlains, John Games. Sworn before Rob’t Coleman 29 Dec 1702, Note of 2 mares sold for 1000 lb tobo by Tho x Snead. Presented by Thomas Snead and Katherine his wife 10 July 1703 and recorded. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v29 Essex 1703 to 1706. pg. 7.
1703 July 24: page 154. Will of William Green of Essex Co, Dated 24 July 1703. Probated l0 Feb 1703/4, To “my Couzen Thomas Games son of John Games” 166 acres “whereon I now live”. He failing in heirs named Games the land to return to “my Sister Sarah Games“. To Thomas Games personal property which “was of my Fathers Estate”. To Thomas Crow son of John Crow land “whereon my father lived by Piscataway Ferry on South side of the Creek”. To John Games a servt boy named William Lancaster.
To John Crow 2000 lb tobo. Residue of estate to be divided by Thomas Games and John Games, they to be exors. Signed: William Green. Wit: William Johnson, Argoll Blackstone, John x Taylor. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v29 Essex 1703 to 1706. pg. 24.
1704 Feb 10: page 155. Bond. 10 Feb 1703/4. L 200. Sterling. John Games as exor of Wm Green dec’d. Signed: John Games, James Boughans (sic), Wm Johnson. Wit: Salvator Muscoe, Richd Buckner. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v29 Essex 1703 to 1706. pg. 25.
1703/4 Feb 10: page 164, Lease and Release; 9 and 10 Feb 1703/4, Arrabella Bird of Sittenbourne par, widow, only dau and heir apparent of Henry White late of same par, planter, decd, and niece and heir apparent of John White decd who was the eldest son and heir apparent of Nicho: White decd, Sells James Boughan of Farnham par, planter, for L 30., the plantation whereon John Griffin, shipwright, lately dwelt and whereon the said Jas Boughan now dwelleth, being 150 acres on W side Piscataway Creek in Farnham par. This land being part of 1150 acres granted to Mr John Cox decd. Signed: Arrabella x Bird. Wit: Erasmus Allen, Will Young, Ja Alderson. Receipt from Arrabella x Bird, L 30., in payment of above, Wit: by Ja: Alderson, Will’m Josham, Jno Games. Also bond on above. Ack and rec 10 Feb 1703/4. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v29 Essex 1703 to 1706. pg. 25.
1703/4 March 10: No. ll. page 204. Admrs Bond. 10 March 1703/4. L 200. Sterling. Wm. Johnson and Eliz’a Johnson as admrs of James Picket decd. Signed: Wm Johnson, Eliz’a Johnson, John Games, Jas Boughan junr. Wit: Richard Buckner. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v29 Essex 1703 to 1706. pg. 30.
1704 April 10: page 218. Inv of est of Mr Robert Halsey decd taken by Court order
dated 10 Nov 1703. Totals L 111, 02. 8. Signed Leo: Chamberline, Jno Games, Tho x Snead. Presented by James Boughan admr and sworn before Robt Coleman.
Add’l items include:
Thomas and Henry Johnson’s bill 3000
Robt Lumkins bill 600
Simon Beckhams bill 700
Mary Ward’s bill 650
Daniel Taylor’s bill for shoes 48 pair
Daniel Anerton bill for shoes 11 pair
Richd Cupor 50
Date recorded not shown but it is with other entries of 10 Apl 1704.
Virginia Colonial Abstracts v29 Essex 1703 to 1706. pg. 31.
1704 June 10: page 235. Will of Thomas x Tharp of Essex Co. “very sick and weak”.
Dated 16 May 1704. Probated 10 June 1704. To son Wm Tharpe the plantation in the forest bought of Mr Robt Paine, except 100 acres, which when taken out must be square, beginning either upon George Andrews swamp or Spearmans swamp and running upon Mr Gaines line, which 100 aores to son Thomas Tharpe, Also the home plantation to son Thomas Tharpe, To dau Hannah a feather bed. Wife to have her thirds. If she marry again sons to be of age at 18. A parcel “of land entered and surveyed on South side of Rappahannock river on East side of Peumans End run, joining line of Mr Thomas Lucas and Mr John Deane and Capt Fleming to be equally divided betw “me or my heirs” and Capt Charles Smith, Smith to have the lower part next the mill, he to bear expense of patent, survey, etc, Tharpe’s share to be div betw 2 sons” Wm and Thos Tharpe. Exors “my Loving Father Richd Good and my Loving wife Florinda Tharp. Wit: Signed Thomas x Tharp. Thomas Bartlett, John Miller. Proved by oaths of Bartlett and Miller. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v29 Essex 1703 to 1706. pg. 35.
1704 July 10: No,12.” page 12. Deed, 10 July 1704, John Games of So Farnham parish, planter, sells Thomas Burnett Jr of same par, for 3000 lb tobo, 130 acres of woodland ground in So. F. par. Adjoins “an old Feild by John Burnetts Line Brother of the sd Thomas Burnett being Peter Trebles corner”, Charles Burnetts line, etc. Signed: Jno Games. Wit: Wm Johnson, John Harper, Tho Stretton. Dower rights relinq by Sarah Games wife of Jno Games. Receipt and Bond follow, Rec, 10 July 170. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v29 Essex 1703 to 1706. pg. 40.
1704 Sept 10: No.12, page 35. Deed, 10 Sept 1704, John Games of So Farnham parish, planter, sells John Burnett of same parish, planter”, for L 100, a parcel of land in So F par on S side of Rappa river, Adjoins land of Holt, Piscataway Creek. The land being part of 1030 acres granted Thomas Games father of said Jno Games 27 Feb 1665/6. Signed: John Games. Wit: Tho Stretton, Fran Moore. Dower rights relinq by Sarah Games, wife of Jno Games. Bond, etc. Ack and rec 11 Sept 1704. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v29 Essex 1703 to 1706. pg. 45.
1704 Sept 10: No, 12. page 39. Deed, 10 Sept 1704, John Burnett of So. Farnham par, planter, sells John Games of same par, for L 100, Sterling, 400 acres on So side of Rappa, Adjoins sd Burnett’s land, Piscataway Creek, This land being part of 1030 acres granted Thos Games 7 Feb 1665/6, etc. Signed: John Burnett. Wit: Fran Moore, Tho Stretton. Receipt, Bond, etc. Ack and rec 11 Sept 1704. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v29 Essex 1703 to 1706. pg. 46.
1704 Oct 20: No 12, page 110, Land Grant, 20 Oct 1704, Fr: Nicholson,”Esq.,Governor etc., to William Williams and Dan’ll Mackgurt, 186 acres In Essex Co. Land on S side of River some 7 or 8 miles baok, Adjs a corner tree of Maj’r Beverley, the line of Button, a branch of Occupaoon, Beverley’s line to a corner oak to Beverley and Morris in a branch of Gilsons,— Morris’ line, etc, The land “formerly granted Robert Gaines 20 Oot 1668 and by him deserted; Since granted to Williams and Mackgurt by order of the General Court dated 15 April 1704 and due for transportation of 4 persons into this colony. Signed F: Nioholson. “Wm Williams etc their patent for 186 acres of Land in Essex County. C C Thacker Deputy Sec’ry “. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v29 Essex 1703 to 1706. pg. 64.
1704/5 Feb 10: 10th February 1704/5, Jury in land dif betw John Games, Procheinamy (next friend) of Thomas Games pltf and Joseph Edmondson deft. With Mr Harry Beverley Surveyor, laid out the land and find the Deft a trespasser. Damages at 2 shillings.
Francis Merriwether foreman
Henry x Boughan
Henry x Woodnet
John x Fargeson
No. 12. page 82, Surveyor’s report, 10 Feb 1704/5, In dif Games vs. Edmondson, 190 acres on N side Piscataway Creek, etc. Signed Harry Beverley, Surveyor. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v29 Essex 1703 to 1706. pg. 57.
1705 Oct 15: No,12, page 130. 15 Oct 1705, Attachmt agt est of John Taylor, who has absented: himself out of the Co, for a debt of 2 l/2 bbl of corn and 25 s. 06 d. due John Games, Order signed by James Boughan. Levied according to Law 15 Oct 1705 on a bbl of corn. Witnessed by Wm Johnson and Robt x Moody, Signed by me Abr Ayrton S S E C”. Also attaohmt agt Taylor’s est for debt of 525 lb tobo due Wm Johnson, as above. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v29 Essex 1703 to 1706. pg. 70.
1706 Va Richmond Co Bernard Gaines son of Daniel married Martha Taylor
1706 Va Richmond Co will of George Taylor to daughter Martha Gaines and grandchildren
1705/6 Feb 2: No,12, page 166, Deed. 2 Feb 1705/6, Richd Holt of So. Farnham parish, planter, son and heir of Richard Holt of same par, deed, and Wm Holt of same par, son and devisee of sd Richd Holt deed, “sell Jas Boughan Senior of same par, gent, for and in exchange 200 acres in S. F. par, which Boughan has conveyed to the Holts, 620 acres granted to sd Richd Holt decd 4 Nov 1685, and adjs Kings, Swamp below Piscataway Mill; the land of Oliver Seager, the land of Thomas Gaines and John Moraine, thence parellel with the first line to the main Pocoson of Piscattaway and down the Creek, etc. Signed: Riohard x Holt, William x Holt. Wit: John Games (sic), Erasmus Allen. Ack and rec 11 Feb 1705/6. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v29 Essex 1703 to 1706. pg. 78.
1705/6 March 11: No,12, page 185, Deed, 11 March 1705/6, George Loyd of St Annes par, Innholder, sells Timothy Hay of Petsoe par,”Gloucester Co., for—L 73, 10, 0, 735 aores, 128 perches of land in St, A, par. Of this 662 acres, 48 perches granted to sd-Loyd 25 Apl 1702, The bal, 73 acres and 48 – perches being part of 186 aores granted Robert Gaines dec’d 28 Oct 1688 and by him lapsed and taken up by William Williams and Danl Macgurt 15 Apl 1704, and adjs Loyds patent, etc. The whole tract of 735 acres 128 perches adjs Mr Thos Burton and Mr Robert Brooks corner, along Burton’s line, Loyd’s patent, a branoh of Gilsons Creek, Chickcomany path, etc. Signed: George Lloyd. Wit: Charles Smith, James Rennolds Junr, William Thompson.
Dower rights relinq by Johannah, wife of Geo Loyd, Ack and rec 11 Mar 1705/6, Memo: That delivery was made by turf and twig to Hay, etc. Signed: Charles Smith, Daniel x Magurt, William x Williams. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v29 Essex 1703 to 1706. pg. 82.
1704 Nov 9: No.12, page 214, Deed, 9 Nov 1704, John Andrews of St Annes par sells John Ridgdail of same par, for 1500 lb tobo, 50 acres, being part of land granted James Gaines and sold by him to James Andrews and now by right to me the sd John Andrews. Adjs land of the Widdow Newell, the land of Gray and Blackburn, etc. Signed: John Andrews. Wit: Tho Ramsey, Elizabeth x Ramsey. Ack and rec 10 Apl 1706. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v29 Essex 1703 to 1706. pg. 86.
1705/6 March 9: No. 12. page 260. Will of John Heald, Sick and weak. Dated 9 Mar 1705/6. Prob 10 Apl 1706, Whole est “to my good friend Paul Micou”, he exor. Wit”:
Bernard Gaines, John Ludly, Jamos Boudler (or Bendler). Proved by oaths of the 3 witnesses. page 261. Bond. 10 July 1706. L 50. Sterling, Paul Micou as exor of Jno Heald dec’d. Signed: Paul Micou, R Buckner. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v29 Essex 1703 to 1706. pg. 93.
1711/12 March 12: page 37. Deed. 12 March 171l/l2. Daniel Tucker of St. Ann’s Par., sells Cornelius Sale of the same Par., for 2200 lb. tobo., 100 acres in St. A, Par., on SW bank of Occupation Creek, adj. land of Robert Gaines, the land of Thomas Parker, the land of Robert Moss and the land of Will: Bates. This land formerly conveyed by Deed of Gift from Robert Moss and Rebeccah Moss, dated 2 September 1679 to Laomedon Tucker (sic, this name appears under various spellings) and from him devised to Daniel Tucker. signed: Daniel Tucker. Wit: Daniel Hayes, Robert Mayfield, Jonathan Clark.
“At a Court held for Essex County the 10th day of Aprill 1712 Daniel Tucker acknowledged this his Deed to Cornelius Sale and Eliz’a Tuoker wife to the said Daniel and Casandra Goulding Relinquished their right of Dower of and to the Land by this Deed Conveyed whioh on mo’con is Reoorded. Test: Richard Buckner C Cur “. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v8 Essex 1711 to 1714. pg. 14-15.
1712/13 March 12: page 111. Deed. Date omitted from record, Plunkett Holt of So, Farn. Par., “son and Devisee of Richard Holt deceased”, sells John Boughan, Senr., of St Anns Par,, for 1600 lb. tobo., 620 acres granted Richard Holt deceased by patent dated 4 Nov. 1685, begining at Kings Swamp below Piscataway Mill, adj. tho land of Oliver Seager, the land of Thomas Gaines and John Morraine, etc. signed: Plunkett Holt his mark.
Wit: Thomas Bryan, James Edmondson. Recorded 12 March 1712/13. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v8 Essex 1711 to 1714. pg. 42.
1713/14 January 13 and 14: page 169. Lease and Release. 13 and 14 Janry 1713/14. William Neale, planter, of So, Farn, Par,, sells William Johnson, planter, of the same Par., 100 acres in So, F. Par., a part of 600 acres formerly granted to Wm. Johnson 6 Oct. 1656, on the N.W. side of Piscataway Creek, along the line of Robert Youngs land, now called and known by the name of Argill Blackstons line to a corner of John Picketts land and Wm Johnsons land and from “thence along the said Johnsons land by the side of a White Oak Swamp untill it comes to the line of Henry Picket dec’d whioh was formerly a division between Henry Picket and Ralph Neale the father of William Neale aforesd”. signed William Neale his mark. Wit: Jno Gaines, Wm Smith, John Chamberline. Rec, 14 Jan, 1713/L4. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v8 Essex 1711 to 1714. pg. 62-63.
1713/14 Feb 11: page 195, Award, John Boughan, John Hawkins and Samuel Stallord of Essex Co., award there is no cause for action in suit depending in Essex Court betw, Capt. Lawrence Smith of York Co, of one part and John Willard and Ann Phillips of Essex Co, of the other part, concerning land in Essex Co, Lawrence Smith represented by Augustine Smith his attorney. This land adj that of Mr Daniel Gaines and Peter Cornwell, Cattail Branch, a corner tree of Pain, Page and Cornwell, Job Spearman and John Willard, Rec, 11 Feb. 1713/14. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v8 Essex 1711 to 1714. pg. 70.
1715 March 20: page 513. An Inventory of the Orphans Estates belonging to Andrew Hardee, decd. Total valuation L 96: 13: 00. “We the subscribers did appriz the within mention Goods and Chattels for the orphans of Andrew Hardee des’t witness our hands and scales this 23d of Jan’ry 1715”. Signed: John Gaines, Martin Hall (or Nail), Tho Streshley, Jno Chamberlain. Recorded on mo’con of Thomas Wheeler 20th March 1715. Virginia Colonial Abstracts v9 Essex 1714 to 1717. pg. 62.