1702 John Watson b. July 19, 1702 of Louisa County, Virginia m. Grisel

John Watson b. July 19, 1702 – d. 1776 of Louisa County, Virginia m. Grisel





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1702 July 19 – John son of Theophilus Watson baptiz the 19 July 1702. p 406
New Kent County, Virginia, St Peter’s Parish Vestry Book and Register 1684-1786

1735 Feb 9 – In opedience to the within order, we the subscribers have met and seen all the within mentiond and also the lands of Daniel FitzPatrick, and John Watson not mention’d within, all peaceably quitely processioned, in the presence of John Joyner, Daniel FitzPatrick, Alex. Cock, George Hudson, William Hill, John Wingfield, John Watson, William Harris, Cornel Tinsley, William Cock, William Lewis appeared for his Father, David Lewis for the outward lines of the said precinct, Capt Peter Garland, and Mr Ralph Hunt appeared with Mr Robert Wade who represented Mr William Byrd Esqr, also Mr Peter Marks and Mr William Jennings for the outward lines, and William Alsop, also Mr Richard Harris, Mr George Vaughn, and Mr John Ragland did not appear, notwithstanding lawfully warned. Charles Hudson, Cornelius Dabney. p 218.
Vestry Book of St. Paul’s Parish, Hanover County, Virginia, 1706-1786

1743 March 1 – John Watson in Hanover
March 1 to Cash —- fo: 3 — 7/9/8: (March) 2 bed cord, 1 lathing hammer, 1 paper pin, 1 pr shears, 2 butchers knives, gilt trunk, materials, 2 broad hoes, 1 dutch blanket, powder, shott, rum;
1743/44 Contra: March 1 by a hhgd tobacco at pages 1W; (March)2 by a transfer note at pages no 96.
Merchant Account Book. Hanover County, Virginia bk 35, v.3, p. 233

1743 Aug 5 – Deed Book A, pgs 104\105 – … between John Watson of Fredericksville Parish, Louisa Co, of the one part and John Richardson of same of the other part … in consideration of the sume of 10 pounds …confirm unto the said John Richardson … land and plantation … in the said Parish of Fredricksville in the County afsd containing 60 acres … whereon the said Watson now lives … Signed: John Watson.
Recorded: 12th September 1743 acknowledged by John Watson. Louisa Co., VA

1743 Oct 1 – Sundry accounts to balance being a list od debts due to the Cargo belonging to Neill Buchanan Esqr, in London Oct 1.
John Watson
Alexander Watson
Theophilus Watson
James Watson
Merchant Account Book. Hanover County, Virginia

1744 Nov 10 (Folio 98) Hanover County
Sundries Dr to ballance being a full list of the debts due to the cargo belonging to the executors of Neill Buchanan Esqr decd this 10th day of Novr 1744
Bowen (Bourn?), Stephen … 146 … By John Watson 0/0/0
Merchants Account Book 36. v2 p 97 Hanover County, Virginia

1744 Nov 10 (Folio 98) Hanover County
Sundries Dr to ballance being a full list of the debts due to the cargo belonging to the executors of Neill Buchanan Esqr decd this 10th day of Novr 1744
James Watson … 142 … 0/9/0
John Watson … 146 … 0/0/0
Merchants Account Book 36. v2 p 107 Hanover County, Virginia

1744 Nov 10 – Mr John Watson
Nov 10 to balance from folio 70
Merchants Account Book 38. v1. p. 55 Hanover County, Virginia

1745 May 3 – John Watson 142 – 3/0/0.
Merchants Account Book 36. v4 p 324 Hanover County, Virginia

1745 Oct 1 – (Folio 169) Sundries Dr to balance to ballance, being a compleat list of all the debts due to the Cargo NB under the management of Francis Jerdone belonging to the executors of Neill Buchanan Esqr decd this 1st day of Oct 1745.
Alexander Watson
James Watson
John Watson
Theophilus Watson
Matthew Watson
Merchants Account Book 38. v2. p. 125 Hanover County, Virginia

1749 January 17 – WB 1, p 79. Louisa County, Virginia. In the name of god Amen the 17th day of January in the year of our Lord God 1749 I James Goodall of the Parish of the Parish of Fredricksvill in the County of Louisa being very weak of Body & Sick but of perfect mind and memory all praise be given to God therefore Calling to Mind the Mortality of My Body & Knowing that it was Once Appointed for all Men to die do make and ordain this My Last Will and Testament that is to Say Principally and first of all I Give & Recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty god that gave it and as for My Body I Recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian Like & decent Manner at the descretion of my Exres Nothing doubting but at the General Resurection I shall recieve the Same again by the Mighty power of God and as touching such Worldly Estate wherein it hath pleased god to bless in this Life I Give devise & Dispose of the Same in the following Manner
Imprimis I give & bequeath to Richard Goodall Son of Charles Goodall after my wifes decease a Negro Boy Named Dick to him & his heirs
Item all the Rest of my Estate both Real and Personal after my Just debts are paid I Give to my loveing Wife Eler Goodall to her & her heirs whom I appoint Executrix together with Capt Abraham Venable & Daniel Williams whom I appoint Executors of this my Last Will & Testament In Witness wherof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal this day and year first above written
Signed: James Goodall
Signed Seald & Delivered In presence of us
Danl Burford Junr
John Brooks
John Watson
Sarah Henderson
Marg Williams
At a Court held for Louisa County on the 28th day of March 1750
This Will was this day in open Court proved by the oaths of all the Witnesses thereto & is by the Court Admtd to Record & is Recd
Test James James Littlepage Cl. Ct.

1749 Nov 20 – White to Watson Deed bk A, p. 381 Louisa Co, Va
… between John White of the Parish of St Paul in the County of Hanover of the one part and John Watson of the County of Louisa of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 85 pounds … confirm unto the said John Watson … land … and also a crey Mill scituate … in the afsd County of Louisa and containing 214 acres … to the mouth thereof in Deep Creek … to a corner hiccory belonging to John Thompson … containing 213 acres … with a mill and 1 acre of land on the other side the afsd Deep Creek …
Signed: John White
Wit: Elisha White, Rees Hughes, John Hobb

1750 September 24 – Watson to Jones Deed bk A, p 401 Louisa Co, Va
… between John Watson and his wife Gressel of Louisa County of the one part and Edward Jones of the County of Spotsylvania in the Colony of Virginia of the other part …. in consideration of the sum of 35 pounds … confirm unto the said Edward Jones … land containing 140 acres … in the County of Louisa … part of a greater tract of land sold to the said John Watson by Lancelot Armstrong … by a deed bairing date the 3d day of March 1737 … bounded …. Mr Chamberlaynes line … to his and Armstrong’s corner … along Armstrong’s line … to Armstrong and Richardsons corner … Signed: John Watson, Grisel Watson
Wit: John Snead, James Underwood, James Glass

1752 February 24 – Deed bk A, pg 452-453 John Watson to John Thompson. Louisa County, Virginia
… between John Watson of Fredericksville Parish, Louisa Co., of the one part and John Thompson, merchant of St. Paul’s Parish, Hanover Co., of the other part … said John Watson for and in consideration of the sum of 130 pounds Current money … confirm unto the said John Thomson … 214 acres … in Fredericksville Parish … on south side of DEEP CREEK, except one acres which is on the north side … afsd. Thomson’s corner … on the North side of Deep Creek on which there is a water grist Mill which is 213 acres above bounded in part of a larger tract formerly in the possession of Peter King and by him transferred as by the records of Hanover County Court will fully appear …
Signed: John Watson 
Wit: John McGeorge, William Davis, James Watson
25th Feb. 1752 acknowledged by John Watson … Grisel his wife relinquished right of dower.

1758 May 23 – Randolph Watson to John Watson, Deed bk B, p 267 Louisa Co, Va
… between Randolph Watson of the Parish of Fredricksville in the County of Louisa of the one part and John Watson of the afsd County and Parish of the other part … Randolph Watson out of the love and affection which I have to my said brother John Watson above named … confirm unto the sd John Watson … land scituate … on Beaver Creek … on the flat grounds of Beaver Creek … containing by estimation 200 acres …
Signed: Randolph Watson

1763 Hanover County, Virginia – Rent Rolls, p. 125.
John Watson – 1413 acres
Ancestry.com. UK, American Loyalist Claims, 1776-1835 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data:American Loyalist Claims, 1776–1835. AO 12–13. The National Archives of the United Kingdom, Kew, Surrey, England. Title: Piece 030: Claims G-J, Virginia

1772 May 11 – Eliza Watson to David Watson, Deed bk D1/2, p 353 Louisa Co, Va
… between Eliza Watson of the Parish of Trinity in the County of Louisa of the one part & David Watson of the Parish of Trinity and County of the other part … in consideration of 5 pounds … confirm unto the sd David Watson … land containing 200 acres … bounded by the lines of John WatsonThomas Trimmier, G Robert, F Bibb in the Parish and County abovesd … land formerly purchased by the sd Eliza Watson of William Henderson …
Signed: Elizabeth Watson

1772 Sept 14 – Benjamin Brown and wife Suzan to Randolph Watson, Deed bk D1/2, p 406 Louisa Co, Va
… Between Benjamin Brown of the County of Hanover and Suzan his wife of the one part, and Randolph Watson of the County of Louisa of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 30 pounds … confirm unto the sd Randolph Watson … land containing 200 acres … in the County of Louisa … along Greens line … along Reynolds line to Bells corner … along Bell’s line (being the dividing line between Bell and Brown) …
Signed: Ben Brown
Wit: William Trimmeer, Henry Gambrell, John Watson

1773 Oct 11 (probate date), (1773 July 26 written) – Will of William Tremmier Louisa County, Virginia
In the name of God, amen, I William Trimmear of Louisa, being sick and weak but of sound mind and memory, make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, First and Principally I recommend my soul into the hand of Alimight God that gave it to me, and my body to the erath to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter mentioned, And to my wordly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with (after my just debts are discharged) I give and dispose of as followeth Vitz-
I lend to my loving wife, Lucy Trimmear during her natural Life the land and plantation whereon I now live and one negro woman named Jane, with all my stocks of every kind, together with all my household furniture excepting two feather beds, and at the death of my said wife me estate hereby Lent is to revert to my three daughters namely Ann, Elizabeth, and Mary (Excepting the land) to them and their heirs forever, and in case either of my said daughters should die with Lawful Issue, it is my desire, that the said Estate should be equally divided among those that are living (and to heirs of those that are dead) to them and their heirs forever.
Item – I give and bequeath to my son Obediah Trimmear after the death of my said wife, the land and plantation whereon I now Live, with one feather bed and Furniture to him and his heirs forever.
Item – I give and bequeath to my son John Trimyear one–tract of land containing 400 acres in this county and lying on the Three Notcht Road, and one Feather Bed– and Furniture to him and his heirs forever. My will and desire is that my Negro man Jack should be sold at the discretion of my loving wife, and the money arising from such sale should be laid out in Negroes–and such negroes to be at the disposal of my Loving Wife during her Natural Life, and at her death to be equally divided among my above mentioned daughters.
I also Desire that my land on Fosters Creek should be sold in order to discharge my just debts, and the Balance of the money to be Laid out for a work horse for the use of my said wife and twenty pounds to my son John Trimyear to be allowed before said horse is purchased– and Lastly I appoint my Loving Wife, John Watson, Richard Phillips, Junr. my Extrs and Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament.
In witness Thereof I have set my and seal this 26th day of July 1773
Sign’d Sealed and Delivered)
In Presence of)
N.B. The word lent , interlined in the 16th line and what is included in the 20th and 21st lines in the parenthesis to be left out alter’d before sign’d
One hhd (Hogshead) Tobaco and Eleven Pounds, Ten shillings Due from Henry Garrett to go towards paying my just debts,
Signed: William Trimyear (seal)
Wits: Alexander Grant, Elizabeth Watson, Ann Watson
At a Court held for Louisa County on Monday the 11th day of October 1773. This will was this day Exhibited n Open Court by John Watson Executor and Lucy Trimyear Execitrix, Therein named and was proved by oaths of the Witnesses thereto, and by the Court to the record and is recorded.
Test John Nelson – Clk.
Recorded Will Book 2, Page 177
A copy: –
Teste: – Nelson Clerk
Louisa Circuit Court
Louisa County, Virginia
(Copied from the records of Cleta Bonslagel Gordon, 1803 Myrtle Street, Jackson, MS: member of Magnolia State Chapter, DAR) https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99P6-5SP6?i=168&cat=382751

1773 Oct 11 – Bond for executors of William Trimmier decd’s estate. Will bk 2, Page 178. Louisa County, Virginia
Know all men by these presents that we John Watson & Lucy Trimmeer & Richard Anderson, are held and firmly Bound to Robert Anderson James Overton, James Meriwether and William Garrett Gent.m Justices of the Court of Louisa County now sitting in the sum of one Thousand Pounds to the payment whereof well and truly to be made to thes.d Justices, and their successors, we bind ourselves and each of us, our and each of Heirs Exors and Administrators Jointly and Severally, firmly by these presents sealed with our Seals this 11.th day of October In the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy three, and In the 13.th year of the reign of our Sovreign Lord George the third The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above Bound John Watson and Lucy Trimmeer, Executor & Executrix, of the Last will and Testament, of William Trimmeer Deceased, do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and Singular, the goods chattles and Credits, of the said Deceased, which have or Shall, come to the Hands possession or Knowledge, of thes.d John Watson, and Lucy Trimmeer, or into the hand or possession of any other person, or persons, for them, and the same so made do exhibit into the County Court of Louisa, at such time as they shall be thereunto required, by thes.d Court, and the same goods chattles, and credits, and all other thesaid goods chattles and credits of the said Deceased, which at any time after shall come to the Hands Possession or knowledge, of thes.d John Watson, and Lucy Trimmeer, or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons, for them, do well and truly administer, according to aw, and further do make a just & true account of their actings and doings, therein when thereto required by thes.d Court; and also shall well and Truly pay and Deliver all the Legacies, contained and specified in thes.d Testament; as far as thesaid Goods chattles and Credits, will thereto extend, and the Law shall charge; then this obligation to be Void and of none Effect, or Else to remain in full force, and Virtue
John Watson (L.S)
Lucy Trimmeer (L.S.)
Rich C Anderson (L.S.)
Sealed and Delivered In presence off
At a Court held for Louisa County on Monday the 11.th day of October 1773 This Bond was this day in open court ack.gd by the parties, and by the Court admited to record and is recorded. Test

1774 Aug 8 – Trimmeers Exrs to Dashper, Deed bk E, p 8 Louisa Co, Va
… between John Watson and Lucy Trimmier of the Parish of Trinity in the County of Louisa executors to the last Will and Testament of William Trimmier of the one part and Thomas Dashper of sd Parish and County of the other part … in consideration … of the sume of 45 pounds … sell unto the said Thomas Dasher … land containing 284 acres … in the Parish and County afsd … bounded according to a patent bearing date 15 October 1741 … at Green’s corner … in Thomson’s line … in Green’s line … the said John Watson and Lucy Trimmier executors of the last will and testament afsd …
Signed: Lucy Trimmear, John Watson

1776 Sept 20 – The Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg, Virginia) page 1 – To be rented, and entered on this fall, A Plantation belonging to Joseph Watson, orphan to John Watson deceased, lying on the south side of Pamunkey River, in Hanover County, near Allen’s Creek. The said plantation is in fine order for sowing wheat, and is of an exceeding good soil for corn, wheat, tobacco, and hemp, and has a very fine apple and peach orchard, where there have been made 200 gallons of brandy a year, and 28l. a hand for several years together; it is a fine healthy part of the country, with exceeding good water, is convenient to church and mill, and within 2 miles of trade. For terms apply to the subscriber, in Henrico, near Richmond. Julius Allen, Sen.