Keith family info

1617 Rev George Keith, or Keth, who Smith sytles “a Scotschman who professed scholarship,” was for a time a minister at Bermuda; but came to Virginia in 1617 in the ship “George.” In the census of 1624-25 his “Muster” includes himself, aged 40 years; James Whiting, aged 16, and John Keth, aged 11, all of whom came in the “George.” In 1626 Mr. Geo. Keith owned 100 acres, which was planted, at Elizabeth City. Mrs. Susan Keith was reported among the dead at James City in 1624. This was probbly a first wife of Rev George Keith. Keth or Keith’s Creek, so often referred to in the grants, is believed to have derived its name from him. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 3 p. 279. https://books.google.com/books?id=hcc9AQAAMAAJ&lpg=PA279&ots=yWEm0eyOol&dq=%22George%20Keth%22%2C%20pastor%2C%20Virginia%2C%201635&pg=PA279#v=onepage&q=%22George%20Keth%22,%20pastor,%20Virginia,%201635&f=false

1634 Feb 26 – Mr. George Keth, Clerke and pastor of Kiskeake [1], 850 acres in the county of Charles River [York] abutting on the north east on a branch of Cheesmans Creek, and south west on a running brook which falleth into the Creek – said land was granted him by order of Court, Feb. 26, 1634, and is also due to him as follows, viz: 50 acres for his own personal adventure, 50 for the personal adventure of his wife Martha, 50 for the personal adventure of his son John Keth, and the other 700 for the transportation of 14 persons (names below). By West, July 29, 1635.
Head rights: Mr. Geo. Keth, Mrs. Martha Keth, Jon. Keith, James Whiting, Rebena Whiting, Thos. Cupperwhaite, Robert Deny, James Higginson, Hen: Merrick, Tho: Jackson, Jon. Gerrard, Marg. Wilson, Mary a negro, Jean Gargrave, Robt. Tempest, Elias Jones, Jon. Singoleare.
NOTE: [1] Rev. George Keith, or Keth, who Smith styles a Scotchman who professed scholarship, was for a time a minister at Bermuda; but came to Virginia in 1617 in the ship George. In the census of 1624-‘5 his Muster includes himself, aged 40 years; James Whiting, aged 16, and John Keth, aged 11, all of whom came in the George. In 1626 Mr. Geo. Keith owned 100 acres, which was planted, at Elizabeth City. Mrs. Susan Keith was reported among the dead at James City in 1624. This was probably a first wife of Rev. George Keith. Keth or Keith’s Creek, so often referred to in the grants, is believed to have derived its name from him.

1635 July 29 – MR. GEORG KETH, Clarke & Pastor of Kiskiake, 850 acs. Chas. River Co., 29 Julv 1635, P. 266. N. E. on Cheesemans Cr.. S. W. on a running; brooke which falls into this Cr., this being the breadth, on the W. & N. on a long dry marshe along the backside, on the E. & S. to run over the Cr. & about on the woods over the Cr. Granted by order of Ct. 26 Feb. 1634 & due, viz: 150 acs. for the per. adv. of himselfe, his wife Martha Keth, & sonn John Keth & 700 acs. for trans, of 14 pers: James Whiting, Rebecca Whiting, Tho. Cupperwhaite, Robt. Derry, James Huggesson, Hen. Merrick, Tho. Jackson, Jon. Gerrard, Mary Wilsonn, Mary a Negroe, Isaac Gargrave, Robt. Tempest, Elias Jones, Jon. Singcleare. Cavaliers and Pioneers p. 29.

1638/39 Feb 18 – No.l. p.331 Patent. 18 Feb 1638/9. Sir John Harvey, knt, Gov, etc., to Mr John Chew, 750 acres in Co of Charles River. Bounded S on Cheesemans Creek, N into the woods, E on land of Thomas Attowell and W by a Ridge of land end crossed by a run of freah water. The land due by assignment from George Keth, Clerk, Signed John Harvey Teat Rich’d Kempe. Secret: Virginia Colonial Abstracts v. 26 York, 1653-1657. York County, Virginia.
MR. JOHN CHEW, 750 acs. Chas. Riv. Co., 18 Feb. 1638, p. 610. Bounding Sly. on Cheesmans Cr., N. into the woods, E. on land of Thomas Attowell & Wly. by a ridge of land & crosse a runn of fresh water. Due by assignment from Mr. Georg Keth, Clerke. Cavaliers and Pioneers p. 100.

1643 Oct 16 LT. WILLIAM WORLEIDGE, 550 acs., Oct. 16, 1643, Page 918. Beg. at Chessnutt Cr., running S. W. to Repulse Cr. unto mouth of Mockjack Bay. Trans, of 11 pers.: Georg Maior, Samll. James, Wm. Humphrey, Richard Gill, Francis Berry, Eliza. Curtis, Thomas Rimmington, John Tucker, Christ. Isaac, Robert Armeson, Christ. Keath (or Keach), Robert Large. Cavaliers and Pioneers p. 148.

1643 Oct 19 – WILLIAM JACOB, 400 acs. Low. Norf. Co., Oct. 19, 1643, Page 920. Lying in the second bay issuing into Lynhaven River, adj. Georg Keth. By virtue of a patent for 600 acs. granted. Cavaliers and Pioneers p. 148.

1643 Oct 19 – GEORG RUTLAND, 300 acs. Low. Norf. Co., Oct. 19, 1643, Page 923. At the head of the second bay issuing into Lynhaven River & adj. Georg Keth. Due by virtue of a share of a patent of 600 acs., 2 Mar. 1642, granted to sd. Rutland & William Jacob. Cavaliers and Pioneers p. 148.

1646 Aug 6 – ELIZA. AMBROSE, Widdow, 100 acs. Eliz. City Co., Aug. 6, 1646, Page 73. On the main river side, adj. lands of George Keth, Ralph Hunt & Bartholomew Wethersby. Trans, of 2 pers. Cavaliers and Pioneers p. 164.

1650 Aug 5 – DAVID PEOBLES (Peoples) 833 acs. Chas. City Co., 5 Aug. 1650, p. 261. Lyeing up Powells Cr. at the head thereof, bounded W. upon Birthin Swamp, S. & W. upon land of Mr. Richard Tye, N. E. upon land of James Ward & N. upon the Reedy Swamp. Trans, of 17 pers: David Peibles, Tho. Liddle, Marg. Keth, William Smith, Tho. Milner, Antho. Wright, Marg. Chambers, Jane Heyden, Marg. Danielston, Barbara Keth, Thomas Biggs, Mary Bagon, Ailce Berry, Wm. Peirce, Hugh Roger, Tho. Paynes, Jane Thompson. Cavaliers and Pioneers p. 202.

1652 March 11 – MR. NICHOLAS PERRY, 250 acs. Chas. City Co., 11 Mar. 1652, p. 76. On S. side of James Riv., on the N. W. side of Upper Chipoakes Cr., alongst Thomas Colliers markt trees N. W., thence S. W. down to the Little Cr., S. E. to the great creek &c. Trans, of 5 pers: Nicholas Perry, John Sparrow, Barbary Keth, Elizabeth Butler, John Harris. Cavaliers and Pioneers p. 254.

1652 Nov 30 – WILLIAM GANTLETT, 720 acs. on S. W. side of Skiminoe maine branch, beg. at cor. tree of William Greaves, running along land of Thomas Pinkerman &c, N. W. to land of Wm. Graves &c. 30 Nov. 1652, p. 147. Trans, of 15 pers: William Gantlett, his father, Thomas Halls, Thomas Smith, Xtopr. Hughes, Geo. Holt, George Keth, John Wood, Henry Franklin. Cavaliers and Pioneers p. 269.

1652-1658 – John Keath
Q:18 Film No: Transported 1652-58.  MSA SC 4341-  http://earlysettlers.msa.maryland.gov/

1656 Aug 25 – WILLIAM JACOB, 660 acs. Low. Norf. Co., 25 Aug. 1656, p. 191, (280). 400 acs. lyeing in a roade or bay being the second bay which issues into Linhaven Riv. & adj. land of George Keth; 260 acs. in Linnhaven on the Eastern shore, running to Kemps line Sec. 400 acs. by patent dated 19 Oct. 1643 & residue for trans, of 6 pers: Wm. Andrewes, Darby Kelly, Ann Breakes, Christian Christians, Margarett Sibill, Wm. Hill. Cavaliers and Pioneers p. 371.

1656 Aug 25 – WM. JACOB, 660 acs. Low. Norf. Co., p. 62 (520) On the second bay issuing into Linn haven Riv., adj. Geo. Keth & running to Kempes line. (25 Aug. 1656) Cavaliers and Pioneers p. 415.

1664 Sept 29 – WM. SEWARD, 300 acs., 29 Sept. 1664, p. 194, (87). Being part of a great quantity taken up by Tho. Swan, Junr., in Surry Co.; beg. at mouth of the white marsh & Indian spring Sw. &c. to Col. Jordans cor. tree beside sd. marsh &c. Trans, of 6 pers: Thomas Gibson, Wm. Kytt (?), Jno. Hawkes, Henry Allen, Wm. Boyse, Wm. Spring. Cavaliers and Pioneers p. 457.

1665 Sept 18 – WM. WROUGHTON, 400 acs. on N. side of Lancaster Co., 18 Sept. 1665,p. 406, (467). Beg. at a marked pine standing by an Eagle Nest, running W.S.W . bounding upon the Court House land & land of Wm. White, then N.N.W. &c. upon Mr. Jno. Merriman, N.W.Nly. upon land of Mr. Nusum, Michael Arms, Danll. Harris & Richd. Merryman, N.E. upon land of Doctor Edwards & Tho. Marshall, E.Ely, on land of Jno. Nicholls, Wm. Abby, Wm. Lynhall, Mr. Balls & a former devdt. of sd. Wroughton. Trans, of 8 pers: Ann Wilson, Wm. Kett, Antho. Lancaster, Jacob Cooper, Hen. Clerke, Hen. Davis, George Holland, Xtian. Marland. Cavaliers and Pioneers p. 526.

1668 – William Keate
HH:128 Film No:  In Maryland by 1668, when he had land in St. Mary’s County
Transcript: 12:111.  MSA SC 4341-  http://earlysettlers.msa.maryland.gov/

1670 – George Keith
JJ:225 Film No:  Of St. Mary’s County, husband to Dorothy Keith, service to Capt. Luke Gardner by 1670  Transcript: 12:594; 18:175.  MSA SC 4341-  http://earlysettlers.msa.maryland.gov/

1670 – Dorothy Keith
18:175 Film No:  Wife of George Keith of Calvert County, service by 1674
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1670 Sept 8 – A Court Leet of Thomas Gerard Esqr there held St Clements Manor Proceedings on Thursday the eighth day of September 1670 by James Gaylard gent Steward there …
Residents listed were:
Richd Marsh, Joseph Fowler, Roger Dwiggin, Thoth Casey, Jno Saunders, Henry Porter, Francis Mondiford, Wm Simpson, Wm Georges, George B[ ]s, Wm West, Wm Cheshire, Jno Paler, Robte Farrer, George Keith, Joshua Lee, James Green, Thoth oakely, Jno Turner, Maurice Miles, Jno Dash, Wm Felstead Jno Chauntry: Proceedings of the County Court of Charles County, 1658-1666 Volume 53, Page 633 http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/search.html

1671 June 14 – Mr. Alexander Murray – On the E side of Beach Branch of Ware R adjoining Coll: Walker. 200 acs. being granted Coll: John Walker and deserted. Residue 1000. HR: John Trott. Wm.Phillips, Peter Crow, Alexr. Whitloe, James Barkin, Tho. Primm, Jeffrey Miller, Tho. Fisher, Tho. Hill, Jno. Cradock, Humphrey Hellier, Richd. Johnson, Wm.Penroe, Jno. Keat, Hen Hockley, Mary Dumond, Eben? Joller, Jno. Hart, Wm. Symes, Tho. Braddy bk 6, p. 366. Records of colonial Gloucester Co, Va a collections of abstracts 1, p 55. Gloucester Co, Va.

1672 – Constant Keife
17:417,424 Film No:  Of St. Mary’s County, by 1673 transported himself, Joane, his wife, & Elinor & Arthur, his children.  MSA SC 4341-    http://earlysettlers.msa.maryland.gov/

1672 – Arthur Keife
17:417,424 Film No:  Transported by 1673 by Constant Keife, his father
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1672 – Elinor Keife
17:417,424 Film No:  Transported by 1673 by Constant Keife, her father
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1672 – Joane Keife
17:417,424 Film No:  Transported by 1673 by Constant Keife, her husband
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1672 Jan 9 – Alex Keet demands a warrant against John Mould accion of debt. Warrant to the Sheriffe returnable ut Supra. Proceedings of the County Courts of Charles County 1666-1674 Volume 60, Page 364   http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/search.html

1675 – William Keet, Keetch, Keeth
WC:135 Film No: In Maryland by 1675, when he was assigned a certificate
Transcript: 19:241  MSA SC 4341-  http://earlysettlers.msa.maryland.gov/

1674 April 25 – Last will of Roger Shehee appoints Bryan Dally and Constantine Kieffe as a executors, and bequeaths his whole estate to them. Signed: Roger Shehee. Wits: Daniel Divine, Hugh Manning. Sworne to by Col William Calvert. P621 – 1674 April 25 – Roger Shehee will. Bryan ODaly and Constantine Keeff executors. Witnesses Constantine ODaniell, Daniell Divine, Hugh Manning. William Marshall and Thomas Dockie appraisers. Col William Calvert to swear them. Son Edmond Shehee in Virginia. Beneficiaries: Mr. Foster, Betty Manning, Teigue OTrany, Constantine Keife, Mr. Hall, Bryan ODally, Constantine ODaniel, Loue ODaniell. Will proved up in Maryland on June 12, 1674. Liber PC No C, p. 621.

1674/1675 – Garrett Vansweringen Bryan Dayley and Constant Keife late of agt St Maries County Executors of the last will Bryan Dayley and & Testament of Roger Shehee were attached Constant Keife to answer unto Garrett Vansweringen in a plea of trespas upon the case. And whereupon the Said Garrett Vansweringen by Keneim Cheseldyn his Attorny compiaineth that whereas One Robert Harper Servant unto the said Garrett Vansweringen & Skillfull in administring phisick and prosesseing the same the Said Roger Shehee then being Sick & languishing of various and divers distempers of body did to wit the twenty eighth day of March in the yeare One thousand Six hundred Seventy-foure in consideration that the said Garrett would permitt the said Robert then being his Servant as aforesaid & skilled in adminstring phisick to give unto him the Said Roger Such physicall meanes as the said Robert in his judgment then prosesseing Skill in phisick thought proper for the said Roger his present distemper the said Roger did assume upon himselfe and to the said Garret did faithfully promise that he the said Roger would pay unto him the said Garret for what meanes and other paines and trouble the said Robert should give and be at with him the said Roger what for the same the said Garret should deserve, and the said Garret in fact Saith that the said Robert did by consent of him the said Garret Vansweringen give unto the said Roger Severall meanes and medicines in the said distemper and for the Same did well deserve the summe of five hundred and twenty pounds of tobacco a particular of all which is here in Court produced Notwithstanding which the said Roger Shehee the said summe of five hundred & twenty pounds of tobacco in his life time according to his promise hath not paid nor the said Bryan and Constant Since his death executors of the last will and Testament of him the said Roger to him the said Garret Vansweringen hath not paid but the Same to pay hitherto hath & Still doe deny to the damage of the Said Garrett nine hundred pounds of tobacco and thereupon he bringeth his Suite. And the Said Bryan and Constant by John Quigley their Attorny cometh and defendeth the force and injury when &c and Saith that the Said Roger Shehee did not assume upon himseife as in the declaration against them is Supposed and of this they put themselves upon the Country and the said Garrett also.
Afterwards to wit the fiftenth day of ffebruary in the 43th yeare of his Lopps Dominion &c asweli the said Garrett as the said Bryan & Constant putt themselves upon the judgment of the Court and it is then considered by the Court here that the said Garret recover against the estate of the Said Roger Shehee aswell the said Summe of five hundred and twenty pounds of tobacco as also the Summe of nine hundred flinty Six pounds of tobacco for his costs & charges in this behalfe laid Out & expended. Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1670/1-1675 Volume 65, Page 528 http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/search.html

1676 – William Keeth
WC:244 Film No:  Of St. Mary’s County by 1676, when he was granted 100 acres
Transcript: 19:366  MSA SC 4341-  http://earlysettlers.msa.maryland.gov/

1678 – Ellis Keef
LL:809 Film No:SR 7548  Transported by 1678
Transcript: 15:543 [SR 4327]  MSA SC 4341-573  http://earlysettlers.msa.maryland.gov/

1682 – Ellen Keefe
WC4:290 Film No:SR 8264  Transported by 1682
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1682 – William Keete
WC5:396-97 Film No:   Of St. Mary’s County by 1682, when 50 acres were surveyed for him.  Transcript: 21:487  MSA SC 4341-  http://earlysettlers.msa.maryland.gov/

1688 Nov 14 – Dec 8 – Assembly Proceedings: An Act for payment and assessing the publick Charge of this Province.
Arthur Keife of St Maries County appears (among many people) … “to Arthur Keife of St Maries County One hundred pounds of Tobo” … Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 1684-June 1692 Volume 13, Page 226   http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/search.html

1692 June 21 – p. 59, Certificate. 21 June 1692. James Keith and Hen Mitchell, two Justices of Peace for Calvert Co. in the Province of Maryland re. the Signature of Henry Goaring, Wit: Tho, Tasker, Rec. 15 April 1693, Deed bk 1, p 59. Virginia Colonial Abstracts V 16, Richmond 1692 to 1704. p. 19.

1693 Jan 15 – Richard Gardner of Calvert County Maryland writes his will … James Keeth is listed as a witness and proves up the will in court on April 18, 1694. Liber KC No 1, pg 265.

1695 Daniel Sheridan admr of Wm Keefe decd – ditto, Calvert Co, MD. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9068/007737557_00001?backurl=https%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d9068%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=007737825_00089

1697 Feb 1 – P87: 1697 Feb 1 – Baker Brooke will. James Keeth signs in capacity for St Maries County.  1688-1700 Maryland wills.

1699 Arthur Keefe estate account in St Marys County, Maryland.
The account of Isaack Gaine admr of Arthur Keeth late of St Mary’s County deceased ..
others listed in the account are: … recd of John Shurley, … recd of Thomas Graves, … recd of Ann Chestain, … pd decds wife, .. pd Martin Kirk, … pd Mr Robert Mason, …pd John Rallow, … pd John Manning, … pd.Thomas Haddock, … pd Mr Wm Addison mercht, …pd Mrs Twidene midwife …. p. 132-133. St Maries Co, MD.

1700-1711 approx –
Undated: 208-9. Undated request from vestry of unnamed parish, sent by [George] Keith, asking continued aid of society. Placed here because of notation saying that it was from Virginia, but names of signers seem to show that it was from Chester, Pennsylvania.
Undated: 78. Mary Keith to the Archbishop of Canterbury, undated, asking relief. (Should be with Maryland documents.)
Undated: 79. Undated petition of Mary Keith to the Society, asking aid.
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1701 Feb 7 – 1-2. 27 Feb. 1701. Bishop of London asked to recommend a missionary for Narragansett. Governor designate of New Jersey asked to divide colony into parishes. George Keith granted £200 per annum travelling allowance and immediate payment of £50. The National Archives – Minutes for SPG 1. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/2a48f24f-26c3-4fb9-bdc0-589035240187

1701 Sept 14 – 6-20. Memorial of George Keith concerning state of religion in the colonies, 14 Sept. 1701 (4 copies).
21. List of books supplied to [George] Keith for use in his mission.
22-3. Secretary to [George] Keith, Petty France, Westminster, 30 June 1703 (copy). Convinced that [George] Keith does not run any risk of incurring penalties of Toleration Act. Glad to hear of favourable disposition to Church in New England. Suggests appointment of suffragan bishop (crossed out). A number of documents sent by [George] Keith have not been received. Society has agreed to name [John] Talbot as a missionary.
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1702 March 15 – 14. Bishop Compton to Archbishop Tenison, 15 Mar. 1702, suggesting some tracts with which he thinks George Keith should be supplied.
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1702 June 12 – Nov 17, 1702:   77. George Keith to Secretary, Boston, 12 June 1702, giving an account of his missionary tour.
78. P. [Patrick] Gordon to Secretary, Boston, 13 June 1702, giving an account of the voyage over and noting that [George] Keith has been joined in his mission by the ship’s chaplain, John Talbot.
79. [George] Keith to Secretary, Boston, 7 July 1702, reporting that [John] Talbot has joined him.
80-1. Samuel Myles to the Bishop of Gloucester, Boston, 8 July 1702. He has sought to promote the Church in surrounding towns by lending books, and has drawn a bill on the society for £30 expenses in lodging [George] Keith.
82. Samuel Myles to the Bishop of Gloucester, Boston, 3 Aug. 1702, asking his aid in obtaining an answer to petitions sent home for ministers.
83-4. Christopher Bridge to [George] Keith, Boston, 17 Nov. 1702. Reports forwarding letters of Keith to London and arrangements for printing Keith’s answer to [Cotton] Mather. (Addressed to Keith in Philadelphia.)
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1702 Dec 11 – 21. George Keith to Secretary, New York, 11 Dec. 1702. Speaks of [John] Talbot’s joining in his mission and refers to a letter of Lord Corbury to the justices of the peace against the Quakers.
22-3. Testimonial of Rector ([William] Vesey) wardens and vestry of Trinity Parish, New York, to good behaviour of [George] Keith during his mission. Lambath Palace Library. SPG – Society for the Propogation of the Gospel. Minutes:
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1703 Feb 28 – 50-1. George Keith to the Bishop of London, Philadelphia, 28 Feb. 1702/3, giving an account of his travels to date and mentioning [John] Talbot’s joining him.
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1703 Apr 2 – 53. [George] Keith to the Bishop of London, Philadelphia, 2 Apr. 1703, recommending Thomas, who has served as assistant to [Evan] Evans and schoolmaster in Philadelphia.
54-5. [George] Keith to Secretary, Philadelphia, 3 Apr. 1703, recommending [John] Talbot and [John] Thomas.
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1703 May 3 – Sept 1, 1703:
172-3. [John] Talbot to [Richard] Gillingham, Virginia, 3 May 1703. He is visiting friends there. [George] Keith is at his daughter’s house. Reports beginnings of several churches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania (copy).
174-5. Lewis Morris to Doctor Beveridge, Trenton, 12 July 1703, asks appointment of a minister for Monmouth County, where the labours of [Alexander] Innis [Innes] and of [George] Keith and [John] Talbot have brought a number of people into the Church.
176-9. [John] Talbot to Secretary, Philadelphia, 26 Aug. 1703. Acknowledges appointment by society, gives some account of [George] Keith’s mission, and praises Governor Nicholson for his incorruptibility and his zeal for the Church. Identifies recipient of (170-3) as Richard Gillingham, Vicar of Chigwell in Essex.
180-3. [John] Talbot to Secretary, Philadelphia, 1 Sept. 1703. Repeats some of the information in (176-9), and asks for books, as the parcel he had with him is lost. Urges sending bishops. [George] Keith plans to return in spring. Both this and (176-9) are being brought by John Thomas.
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1703 Sept 4 – 58-60. [George] Keith to Secretary, Philadelphia, 4 Sept. 1703, giving an account of his visit to Virginia and North Carolina, from which he has just returned, and of his controversies with the Quakers.
61. Keith to Secretary, Philadelphia, 14 Sept. 1703, recommending [John] Thomas as a missionary.
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1703 Oct 5 – Wm Keate to George Slade, bk W, p 42 Chowan Co, NC
Will Keats, to George Slade, and wife Martha, his father and mother in law. Part of the tract of land on which I live; 70 acres on the west side of George Swain’s Swamp; October 5, 1703. Test, Nath’l Chevin, James Long. (Washington or Tyrrell.) Chowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98M-DW59?i=44&cat=379675

1704 March 20 – 63-4. Henry Nichols to [Philip] Stubbs, Chester, Pennsylvania, 20 Mar. 1703/4, reporting his safe arrival on ship on which Governor Seymour of Maryland was also a passenger. Gives favourable account of work of [George] Keith and [Evan] Evans. Latter has helped him by interpreting to the Welsh, as he does not yet speak their language.
65-6. Minister and vestry of Philadelphia to the Society, 7 Apr. 1704. Testimonial to Keith and [John] Talbot.
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1704 March 21 – 40. Lord Cornbury to the Society, New York, 21 Mar. 1703/4. Testimonial to [George] Keith, who is about to return to England.
41. Lord Cornbury to the Bishop of London, New York, 21 Mar. 1703/4. Another testimonial to [George] Keith.
42. Lewis Morris to [George] Keith, Trenton, 4 Apr. 1704, praising his work.
43-4. [Caleb] Heathcote to Secretary, Manor of Scarsdale, 10 Apr. 1704, describing religious conditions in Westchester.
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1704 Apr 7 – 189-90. Talbot to Secretary, Philadelphia, 7 Apr. 1704. Notes that [George] Keith is returning. Praises work of Alexander Innes and hopes that society will aid him. Notes that Honeyman’s settlement has been delayed by a scandal, and refers to a number of other clergymen. Lambath Palace Library. SPG – Society for the Propogation of the Gospel. Minutes:
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1704 May 10 – 69-70. [Andrew] Rudman to [George] Keith, Philadelphia, 10 May 1704. He is ministering to country churches and has drawn on Keith for a quarter’s stipend (£12. 6s.), which he expects the society to refund.
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1704 Aug 14 – 34-5. George Keith to Society, asking payment for missionary services from 25 Mar. 1702 to 14 Aug. 1704.
36-7. [George] Keith’s account of benefactions of Colonel [Francis] Nicholson to colonial churches, 3 Nov. 1704.
http://archives.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=SPG%2f10

1704 May 31 – 157-8. [Francis] Nicholson to Secretary, 31 May 1704. A testimonial to George Keith. Lambath Palace Library. SPG – Society for the Propogation of the Gospel. Minutes: http://archives.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=SPG%2f17

1704 Oct 9 – 89. Petition for aid from wife of a minister in Maryland. Name missing, but attested by George Keith, London, 9 Oct. 1704 (misplaced).
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1704 Oct 13 – 3. Note by George Keith, London, 13 Oct. 1704, giving an unfavourable account of travelling conditions in North Carolina.
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1704 Oct 25 – 77-8. [Evan] Evans to [George] Keith, Philadelphia, 25 Oct. 1704. He has had some success in converting Quakers through the use of Keith’s writings. Lambath Palace Library. SPG – Society for the Propogation of the Gospel. Minutes: http://archives.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=SPG%2f15

1704 Dec 23 – 135-6. Thomas Bray to Secretary, Sheldon, 23 Dec. 1704. In response to an inquiry occasioned by a petition from the wife of Robert Keith [Mary Keith] , he says that Keith was not granted an allowance when he went to Maryland in 1701, because local support was deemed sufficient. Lambath Palace Library. SPG – Society for the Propogation of the Gospel. Minutes: http://archives.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=SPG%2f7

1705 Feb 2 – 226. Honeyman to [George] Keith, Newport, 2 Feb. 1704/5, reporting that he has met with some opposition. Lambath Palace Library. SPG – Society for the Propogation of the Gospel. Minutes: http://archives.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=SPG%2f15

1705 Sept 7 – 134. John Barclay to [George] Keith, New York, 7 Sept. 1705. [John] Brooke gives most of his time to Elizabeth, where the local (Independent?) minister died recently, after suffering a stroke while reading a rebuke to his congregation for going to hear others.
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1705 Oct 16 – 166. George Keith to Secretary, London, 16 Oct. 1705, listing previous payments by the society to [John] Talbot.
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1705 Oct 25 – 45. Secretary to ([George] Keith), Petty France, Westminster, 25 Oct. 1705 (copy), asking for information concerning his agreement with [John] Talbot. Lambath Palace Library. SPG – Society for the Propogation of the Gospel. Minutes: http://archives.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=SPG%2f10

1705 Nov 13 – 171. George Keith to Secretary, London, 13 Nov. 1705. He has received a letter from [John] Talbot, who asks continuance of his allowance. Lambath Palace Library. SPG – Society for the Propogation of the Gospel. Minutes: http://archives.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=SPG%2f7

1705 Dec 12 – 184-5. Robert Gardiner and Thomas Lillibridge to [George] Keith, Newport, Rhode Island, 12 Dec. 1705 (misplaced), protesting transfer of Honeyman. They say that he was charged with ‘base actions’ when chaplain of a man-of-war.
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1705 Dec 17 – Dec 27, 1705 – 178. George Keith to Treasurer, Eburton, 17 Dec. 1705, concerning publication of his journal.
179-80. George Keith to Treasurer, Eburton, 29 Dec. 1705, recommending allowance for Andrew Rudman.
181. George Keith to Secretary, 27 Dec. 1705, concerning publication of his journal.
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1706 Jan 20 – 81. 20 Jan. 1706. (Committee.) On receiving petition of Robert Keith, directs inquiry into support of ministers in Maryland. Receives testimonials from Robert Maule. The National Archives – Minutes for SPG 1. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/2a48f24f-26c3-4fb9-bdc0-589035240187

1706 Jan 24 – 231-2. Honeyman to [George] Keith, Newport, 24 Jan. 1705/6, identifying [Robert] Gardiner as leader of the opposition. Lambath Palace Library. SPG – Society for the Propogation of the Gospel. Minutes: http://archives.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=SPG%2f15

1706 Feb 20 – 48-9. Memorandum of payments from treasurer prepared by George Keith for Committee, 20 Feb. 1705/6.
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1706 Feb 21 – Mr Keeth and Mr Adams Petition and Letter to his Excellency and Councill on Mr Micnishes Application being read, Ordered thereon that there be no meeting houses Built within Less then halfe a mile of any Established Church already Built; That they give an Account of all the meeting houses they have to the County Court who are to give his Exncy an Account thereof, And that before they build any more they Acquaint his Excellency therewith & where Scituated Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1698-1731 Volume 25, Page 200 http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/search.html

1706 Apr 5 – Resolved that the said Accounts be layd before the House and that Orders issue to her Matys Receivers to that End. Came Mr Robert Keith & Mr Alexander Adams Ministers of the Church of England in Somersett County with Mr Francis Mccemie a dissenting Minister And the said Mr Mccemie complayns of their Libertye being infringed by a certain Order of Councill prohibiting their building a Meeting House within less than halfe a Mile of any Established Church allready built. Upon which both partys being heard and it appearing to his Excy & her Matys honble Councill that the House was allready erected on Mr Mocemies own proper Lands. Advised that this matter be layd before my Lord Bishop of London for his Decision And that in the mean tyme Mr Mccemie be at liberty to preach in his house according to the Tolleration. Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, September, 1704-April, 1706 Volume 26, Page 528 http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/search.html

1706 Apr 28 – 206. Daniel Leeds to [George] Keith and [John] Talbot, Burlington, 28 Apr. 1706, speaking of two islands in the Delaware which, as a test of the main current convinces him, are on the Jersey side and therefore belong to the Crown, which he thinks might be persuaded to give them to the Church in Burlington.
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(See Keith; George (1638-1716); Anglican clergyman 1638-1716). Lambath Palace Library. SPG – Society for the Propogation of the Gospel. Minutes: http://archives.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=SPG%2F12
And see: http://archives.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Persons&id=GB%2f109%2f17171

1706 June 1 Robert Keife minister and William Moris 446 acres Deed bk GI, p 299, Somerset Co, MD.   1706 June 1 – … between Samuel Morris and Comfort his wife and William Morris and Anne his wife all of ye County of Somerset and Province of Maryland of ye one part and Robert Keife minister of Conventry Parish in ye County afsd on ye other part … 6 day of April 1667 granted unto William Stevens of ye County afsd Gent 1000 acres of land called Suffolke lying and being on ye Eastern Shore in a River there called Pocomokeon ye North side of ye sd River which sd tract of land was ye sd Stevens alienated and sold unto Thomas Garvis of …William Morris father to y afsd William Morris of ye same County also purchased of ys same .. there was not above 400 acres contained within ye bounds of ye sd tract which should containe 1000 acres as aforesd and therefore humbly supplycated and obtained of Thos Notley Esq decd late Lieut Gen of MD a special warrant to lay out and resurvey ye sd tract of land according to ye same ancient bounds thereof… as much waste land not already taken up … was granted by these … we do hereby grant and convirm unto him ye sd William Morris all parcell of land called Suffolke situate lying and being on ye East side of Chesopeak bay … North side of Pocomoke River … South West side of a creek of ye said River called Dividing Creek bounded as followeth … 11th day of June 1679 … for 1000 acres of land … unto him ye sd William Morris father of him y afsd Samuel and William Morris afsd … Samuel Morris and Comfort his wife, William Morris and Ann his wife …. consideration … paid by Robert Kfe … deliver unto ye afsd Robert Keife … a part or parcell of land taken out of ye afsd 1000 acres called Suffolke … bounded by … by Dividing Creek … a tract of land formerly sold to one John Trupshaw … containing 446 acres … unto him ye said Robert Keife … Signed: Samuel Morris, Comfort Morris, William Morris, Anne Morris. Wit: William Robinson, John Stockly, John Howsit, John Boden.  Somerset County, MD.

1706 Aug 1 – 215. George Keith to Secretary, Eburton, 1 Aug. 1706, concerning publication of his journal.
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1707 Feb 14 – 147-8. 14 Feb. 1706/7. Receives report from committee on case of Robert Keith, who asked help on ground that his Maryland salary of 25,000 lb. of tobacco was only worth £35 sterling. The National Archives – Minutes for SPG 1. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/2a48f24f-26c3-4fb9-bdc0-589035240187

1707 Feb 21 – It having been represented to his Exncy by the Reverend Mr Robert Keith and Mr Alexander Adams Ministers in Somersett County that upon the Application of one Mr George Mcnishes a Dissenting teacher there to have a Certain Meeting house lately Erected very nigh to the Church at Rehobeth Registered as the Law Directs such houses to be that also the said Mr Keith and Mr Adams, had moved that County Court not to Suffer the same, for that it might be of Disturbance to the Church Established by Law there but to referr the whole Matter to his Excellcy the Governr and her Majestys honble Councill.
His Excellency now laying the Same before the board. It is thereupon Advised and ordered that there be no Meeting houses built within less than a Mile of any Established Church allready built And that an Account of what are, already built be given to the County Court who are to transmit to his Excellency an Account thereof and that before any more be built his Excy be Acquainted therewith and where Scituate.
Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1698-1731 Volume 25, Page 211. http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/search.html

1707 March 15 – 158. 15 Mar. 1707. (Committee.) Recommends suspending salary of Robert Keith for failing to comply with the society’s condition. The National Archives – Minutes for SPG 1. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/2a48f24f-26c3-4fb9-bdc0-589035240187

1707 Apr 3 – 166-7. 3 Apr. 1707. Lubominski held to be no longer worthy of the society’s encouragement. Keith allowed £50 to supplement his salary. (Probably refers to Robert Keith.) The National Archives – Minutes for SPG 1. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/2a48f24f-26c3-4fb9-bdc0-589035240187

1707 Apr 4 – 250. George Keith to Committee, Eburton, 4 Apr. 1707, asking aid for [John] Talbot.
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1707 Apr 5 – Att a Council held at the Towne & port of Annapolis Aprill 5th 1707. Present His Excy in Councill. Came the Reverend Mr Robert Keith and Mr Alexander Adams with Mr Mccemie a Dessenting Minister And the said Mr Mecemie on behalf of himself and others of his Comunion complains of their Liberty being infringed by a Certain order of Councill prohibitting their building a meeting house within less then half a Mile of any Established Church already built Whereupon both partys being heard before his Excellency the Governr in Councill and it appearing that the Meeting house of Rehoboth in Somersett County is aliready Erected on Mr Mccemies owne proper Lands. It is advised that this Matter be laid before the Rt honble & Rt Reverend the Lord Bishop of London for his Decision and Advice and that in the mean time Mr Mecemie be at libertye to preach in his house according to the Tolleration. Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1698-1731 Volume 25, Page 212 http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/search.html

1707 June 24 – 270-1. Archbishop of Cashel to Secretary, Dublin, 24 June 1707, reports sending a contribution, and says he has received [George] Keith’s journal. Lambath Palace Library. SPG – Society for the Propogation of the Gospel. Minutes: http://archives.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=SPG%2f7

1706/07 July 3 – Patrick Lawler, and wife Elizabeth, to Tredle Keefe. 50 acres land west side Bennetts Creek ; July 3d, 1706–7. Test, Jos. Daniel, James Bruddy. Abstracts of Conveyances. Chowan County, North Carolina.

1707 Oct 8 – A tract of land called Smith’s Point on the S. side Pamtico containing 635 acres.
I make over all my right and title of the within mentioned Tract of land as attorney to Mr Hains of Virginia to Mr. James Keith late of Maryland as witness my hand October 8th, 1707. Signed: Edm. Pearce. Deed bk 1, p. 74. Beaufort County, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89DR-ND7C?i=47&cat=460818

1707 Nov 16 -Name: Cornelius Keef
Spouse’s Name: Dianna Cockarill
Marriage Date: 16 Nov 1707
Marriage County: Kent
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=4738&h=5768&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=ZPE455&_phstart=successSource

1708 March 19 – 234-5. 19 Mar. 1707/8. Discontinues salary of Robert Keith for failing to comply with conditions. Continues Honeyman’s case on offer of Colonel Nicholson to allow him £30 pending investigation. The National Archives – Minutes for SPG 1. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/2a48f24f-26c3-4fb9-bdc0-589035240187

1708 Apr 4 – 48-9. Robert Keith to the Society, 4 Apr. 1708. His salary having been stopped for failure to sail to America, he offers explanations. Lambath Palace Library. SPG – Society for the Propogation of the Gospel. Minutes: http://archives.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=SPG%2F12

1708 Apr 14 – 49. Robert Keith to Secretary, London, 14 Apr. 1708. As his allowance has been discontinued because of failure to sail for America, he offers explanations.
50. Mary Keith to (Secretary?), London, 14 Apr. 1708. She hopes society will not restore her husband’s allowance, as she does not want to go to America, but please do not tell him.
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1708 Apr 27 – May 21, 1708 – 50. Certificate of James Hindman, 27 Apr. 1708, that Keith had engaged passage and was preparing to sail with him, when he received notice of his dismissal by the society.
51. Keith to members of the Committee, 21 May 1708, referring to (49-51).
52. Undated memorandum of Mrs. Keith, asking that aid be given to her and her children if her husband remains in Maryland.
53-5. Case of Robert Keith (2 copies).
56-7. Additional memorial of Robert Keith.
58-59. Memorial of Mary Keith to the Archbishop of Canterbury, asking relief.
60. Another petition of Keith to the society. Lambath Palace Library. SPG – Society for the Propogation of the Gospel. Minutes:
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1708 June 4 – 60. George Keith to Secretary, Eburton, 4 June 1708. He has received reports from [John] Talbot concerning [Thorogood] Moore and [John] Brooke, who have sailed from New England, and Honeyman, whose continuance in Rhode Island he recommends. Lambath Palace Library. SPG – Society for the Propogation of the Gospel. Minutes: http://archives.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=SPG%2f8

1709 Cornelius Keith arrives in the Colony of Virginia (filed affid in 1739 in Brunswick Co, Va that he arrived 30 years earlier).
http://interactive.ancestry.com/49387/FLHG_VAAncestorsAdventurers-0033/112152?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dFLHG-VAAncestorsAdventurers%26gss%3dsfs28_ms_db%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gsln%3dKeith%26gsln_x%3d0%26MSAV%3d1%26uidh%3dm37&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults&rc=673,1494,783,1524 (Note: It does not say he came from Ireland or Great Britain. It only says he arrived in the colony. In reviewing the Hollis family, there were several times that the Hollis family travelled back and forth from the Maryland Colony to the Virginia Colony, receiving land grants when they moved across the Potomac River from one colony to the other. Since this does not say Cornelius Keith came from Ireland or Great Britain, the possibility that he came from Maryland, or another American colony, to Virginia is an open question).

1709 Apr 6 – James Keith land grant
James Keath’s patent of Smith’s Point, being 635 acres, beginning at Smith’s Point … to … Mr Tyler’s marked tree …. at the branch Mr Nevill’s corner tree… to Smith’s Point … Signed: Thomas Cary, Samuel Swann, Richard Sanderson, William Glover.
Know all men by these presents that I James Keath, do assign over all my right and title of this patent unto the Hon Thomas Cary Esq his heires and assigns forever witness my hand and seal this eighth day of April 1709. Signed: James Keath. Wit: Levi Truewhitt.
Acknowledged by James Keath at a court held at Bath Town the first Tuesday in April 1709. Deed bk 1, p 117-118. Beaufort Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89DR-N819?i=71&cat=460818

1709 Aug 9 – James Keith fr George Moy
Know all men by these Presents that I George Moy do constitute ordain and appoint James Keeth to be my lawful attorney, for me and in my name to act and do all things lawful appertaining or belonging to me, as full and as amply as if I myself were present, to the ratification whereof I bing myself my heirs, executors, administrators, etc. Witness my hand this 9th day of August 1709. Signed: George Moy. Wit: James Leigh, Tho Sparrow. Deed bk 1, p 150 Beaufort County, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89DR-N8YC?i=89&cat=460818

1710 Apr 5 – James Keith fr John Nelson etux
John Nelson’s Patent in Core Sound for 260 acres.
On the north side of North River commonly called Broad Creek, being in Core Sound, hard by Crany Island in the Fork of the Eastermore Creek on the east side of the River, beginning at a Pine by the side of a little creek that divides him and Thomas Lepper, running up the creek 180 pole to a Pine …. to Leppers Creek … Signed: Thomas Cary, Edward Moseley, F Foster.
Patents Date: Purchased the 20th of December 1708.
Know all men by these presents that I John Nelson and Ann my wife do assign over all our right and title of the within mentioned patent unto James Keeth and his heirs forever as witness our hands this fifth day of April 1710. Signed: John Nelson, Levi Truewhitt, atty of Ann Nelson.
Acknowledged at April Court 1710. Deed bk 1, p. 158 Beaufort County, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9DR-N8FT?i=93&cat=460818

1710 Apr – The inventory of George Harcole deceased …
Signed: Henry Lackey, John Doe, James Keeth. Deed bk 1, p 162 Beaufort County, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9DR-N863?i=95&cat=460818

1711 Dec 9 Tredell Keefe is witness to William Williams’ will in Albemarle County, NC. April 15, 1712 William Williams’ will is proved up. Wife and Exec: Mary.
Sons: Samuel, John, Steven. Wits: Tredell Keefe, Luis Williams, Robert Lanier.
Clerk of Ct: Edward Bonwicke.
https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/viewer.aspx?pid=13766&n=214

1712 Jan 1 – Tredle Keefe, to Robert Patterson, of the Upper Parish of Nansemond County, Virginia. 629 acs on Meherring Creek; January 1st, 1712. Test, George Smith, Hen. Emerson, Thos. Maudew. Chowan County, North Carolina.
1712 Jan 1 – Treddle Keefe to Robert Patterson bk W, p 138-140 – 629 acres granted to Treddle Keefe on March 5, 1711/12, on Meherring Creek. Signed: Treddle Keefe. Wit: Geo Smith, Hen Emanson, Thomas Meadow.
Elenor Keefe, wife of Tredle Keefe, to George Smith, or Henry Emerson. Power of attorney to acknowledge sale of above land.
1713 Jan 19 – Elinor Keefe to George Smith letter of atty , bk W, p 138 Chowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98M-6VF?i=140&cat=379675

1712 Jan – George Smith, and wife Sarah, to Timothy Macarty. 640 acres, called Neton, on Broad Creek ; January, 1712. Test, Tredle Keefe, Henry Emerson, William Wilson. bk W. pg 141-142. Chowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998M-6KM?i=144&cat=379675

1712 approx – Sarah Smith wife of George Smith, to Tredle Keefe. Power of attorney for her husb George Smith unto Timothy Carter 200 acres of land; without date. Signed: Sarah Smith. Wit: Robert Patterson, Thomas Mandew. bk W, pg 141. Chowan Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98M-62K?i=143&cat=379675

1712 Jan 20 – Treddle Keefe to William Hooker – 1712 Jan 20 – Tredle Keefe, to William Hooker. 309 acres south side Meherrin River; January 20, 1712 Test, Henry Emerson, Timothy Macarty. James Hooper, to John Worley. April 21st, 1713; 150 acres on south shore ot Chowan, adjoining lands of Thomas Steely and Wm. Keels. Test, Ephraiin Luerton, James Bate. Chowan County, North Carolina.
… between Triddell Keefe of ye Precinct of Chowan ye County of Albemarle in ye provnce of No Carolina of ye one part and William Hooker of ye precinct and province afsd of ye other part …. sd Triddell Keefe for and in consideration of 7 pounds 10 shillings to him paid by William Hooker .. confirm and make over to ye sd William Hooker … one parcell of land containing 309 acres .. in ye precinct and county afsd on ye South side of Meherring River in Chowan Precinct afsd beginning …. former survey made by ye said Tredell Keefe when ye land afsd first surveyed which is now in the secretaries office .. Signed: Treddle Keefe. Wit: Henry Emanson, Timothy Macarty. Deed bk W, p 142. Chowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998M-6KM?i=144&cat=379675

1712 Jan 20 – Treddle Keefe and wife to Edward Moore – 1712 Jan 20 – Tredle Keefe, and wife Elinor, to Edward Moore, of Nansemond, County, Va. 150 acres land on Meherrin; January 20,1712. Test, John Smith, Jack Lewis. Chowan County, North Carolina.
… between Treddell Keefe of ye precinct of Chowan in ye province of Carolina yeoman of ye one part and Edward Moore of Nancymond in ye Colony and dominion of Virginia of ye other part … ye sd Treddell Keefe for and in consideration of 15 pounds of tobacco to him in hand paid by ye afsd Edward Moore … Treddell Keefe … confirm unto ye sd Edward Moore … parcel of land lying and being in ye afsd Chowan Precinct in Albemarle County at a plan commonly called and known by ye name of Maherring and part of a quarter tract granted to ye sd Treddell Keefe and by a patent bearing date ye 5th day of March 1711/12 and registered y 26th of y Inst … a corner tree of Robert Pattersons land … on the South side of a deep branch … containing by estimation 150 acres … Signed: Treddell Keefe, Elener Keefe. Wit: John Smith, Lark Lewis. Deed bk W, p 150 Chowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98M-6KF?i=152&cat=379675

1712 Oct 25 – William Pagett, to Tredle Keefe. Power of attorney to convey tract of land north side Chowan River to Peter Parker, Sr.; October 25, 1712. Test, Wm. Crawford, Thos. Mandew. Chowan County, North Carolina.

1713 Jan 20 – Tredle Keefe, to Jonathan Sears, of New E. and. 530 acres between Meherrin River and Meherrin Creek; January 20, 1713. Test, Robert Hicks, T. Luten, Jr. 1713 Treddle Keefe to Jonathan Sears bk W, p 134 Chowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898M-6K6?i=136&cat=379675

1713 Apr 17 – Wm. Bush, to Abraham Bullett. 200 acres land on Wekin and Chinkapin creeks; April 17, 1713. Test, Tredle Keefe, Henry Emanson, Daniel Dennis. Chowan County, North Carolina.

1713 Sept 4 – Cornelius Keiffe and Richard Kirkland receive 268 acres. On the North side of Occoquan River. Adj to Richard Ridgewell. Stafford County, Va. (Father of Mary Keith Gowing and Father in Law of John Gowing Sr). http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/drawer?retrieve_image=LONN&dir=/LONN/NN-3/289-2/289&image_number=0155&offset=%2B149&name=Grants+No.5+1713-1719+(VOL.1+p.1-130)&dbl_pgs=no&round=  1714 Nov 23, Cornelius Keeiffe (Keith) and Richard Kirkland receive a grant for 268 acres on the North side of the Occoquan River, adj to Rd. Ridgewell (Cornelius Keeiffe is the father of Mary Keith, wife of John Gowing Sr). http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/drawer?retrieve_image=LONN&dir=/LONN/NN-3/289-2/289&image_number=0155&offset=%2B149&name=Grants+No.5+1713-1719+(VOL.1+p.1-130)&dbl_pgs=no&round=

1713 Oct 19 – George Smith, and wife Sarah, to Charles Jones, of Nansemond, Va. Tract of land, adjoining land of John Early; October 19, 1713. Test, Tredle Keefe, John Beverly. (Hertford County ) Chowan County, North Carolina.

1714 Jan 18 – Francis Dunn having lapsed his time as Administrator of the estate of Thos. Conglin, Ordered, that Tredle Keefe be appointed Adm’r estate. Lewis Williams, Edward Howard, Richard Evans, and-James Curlee, be appointed appraisers. Court Records, Bk B, No 1, Register of Deeds Office. Chowan County, North Carolina.

1714 July 17 – William Bush, and wife Martha, to Tredle Keefe. 538 acres on south side Weeone Creek; July 17, 1714 Test, James Wibon, Wm. Downing. (Wicacon Creek, Hertford County.) Chowan County, North Carolina.

1714 July 17 – William Bush and wife Martha, to William Sharp. 200 acres on Wickacon Creek; July 17, 1714. IVt, James. Wilkesou, Tredle Keefe. Chowan County, North Carolina.

1714 July 20 – John Smith, to Richard Church. 290 acres called Wetopes ; July 20, 1714. Test, George Holliday, Tredle Keefe. Chowan County, North Carolina.

1714 Nov 9 – James Keith grant … in consideration of 20 pounds 15 shillings in hand paid … by James Keith … confirm unto the said James Keith a tract of land containing 2050 acres lying on the South side of Nuce River and on the West side of Slocomb’s Creek begining at Edward Bitchenoes corner tree … at the mouth of a little gutt between Bitchenoes and James Keith’s … Signed: Thomas Pollock, President of the Collony …. Wit: Thos Pollock, Wm Reed, N Cheven, Boyd. Deed bk 2, p 374. Craven County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Y-JV9?i=369&cat=321810

1715 – Sarah Smith, widow of George Smith, deceased, prays letters of administration on her said husband’s estate. Granted. Tredle Keefe, Richd Lanier, Edward Howard, John Smith, and James Curlee, appointed appraisers. Chowan County, North Carolina.

1715 Jan 11, Cornelius Keeife, 630 acres; Keeife, Cornelius. grantee.
Title Land grant 11 January 1714/1715.
Summary Location: Stafford County.
Description: 630 acres on the south side of Niapscoe Run.
Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 5, 1713-1719, p. 34 (Reel 289).
Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Grants No.5 1713-1719. (reverse).
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
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1715 Jan 11, Cornelius Keeife receives 630 acres in Stafford County on the south side of Niapscoe Run. Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 5, 1713-1719, p. 34 (Reel 289). http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/drawer?retrieve_image=LONN&dir=/LONN/NN-3/289-2/289&image_number=0183&offset=%2B149&name=Grants+No.5+1713-1719+(VOL.1+p.1-130)&dbl_pgs=no&round=

1716 Sept 24 Robert Keith and Mary his wife and Samuel N Handy Sr, EF, p. 86 Somerset Co, MD 1716 Sept 24 – … between Robert Keith and Mary his wife now resident in Great Brittain and formerly minister in Coventry Par in Somerset County in ye Province of Maryland of ye one part and mr Samuel Handy Sen of ye aforesd County and Province on ye other party … confirm unto Samuel Handy … a part or parcell of land taken out of the aforesd tract of land called Suffolk … 446 acres … Signed: Robert Keith, Mary Keith. Wit: Hugh Jones, George Irvine.  Somerset County, Maryland.

1716 Oct 13 – (very difficult to read) … Treddele Keefe and Ellener my wife for diverse good consideration … sold a parcel of land by estimation 300 acres more or less within ghe bounds … between sd T. Keef ... River to a large reedy branch … Signed: Treddell Keef, Elener Keef. Wit: Francis McLender, Wm Crawford. Deed bk B, p 377 sale Chowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998M-8FG?i=320&cat=379675

1717 March 28 – Treddle Keef to Edward Howard (very difficult to read)
… I Tredell Keef of the County of ALbemarle and Precinct of Chowan Province of North Carolina … to Edward Howard… attorney for Sarah Smith admr and widow of George Smith decd … Signed: Treddel Keefe. Wit: Wm ?, John Medow. Deed bk B, p 547 pwr atty Chowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898M-89LJ?i=493&cat=379675

1718 June 14 – Treddle Keef to Robert Calfe (very difficult to read).
… between Treddel Keef and Ellinor his wife in Chowen Precinct … and Robert Calf … Treddell Keef and Ellinor his wife … in consideration … to Robert Calf … a track of land lying in Chowan … Thomans Manns corner … Signed: Treddell Keefe, Ellener Keefe. Wit: Jno Smith, Dnl Deen?. Deed bk b, p 604 sale Chowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98M-89XC?i=551&cat=379675

1718 Oct 28 – The honble Wm Keith Esqr Governor … it was Observed that Governor Keith in his last Commission of the peace for the County of Chester in pennsylvania … regarding: several Complaints which had been made to him from the Magistrates and others of Cecil County in Maryland relating to the settlement at Nottingham and they claiming the said settlement to be within the Jurisdiction of Maryland Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1698-1731 Volume 25, Page 407

1720 Feb 8 – Robert Keith is an heir listed in John Allin’s will in Chester, Pennsylvania. Date: 8 Feb 1720; Prove Date: 22 Feb 1720. Book/Page: A:92. John Allin of Newton. 2/8/1720. 2/22/1720. A. 92. To sister Sarah Ashton, £20. To Robert Keath, John Cloose and Joseph Beaker, articles of wearing apparel. Remaining real and personal to wife Alice. Executors: wife and John Williamson. Witnesses: Danl. Williamson, Thos. Smedly, Sarah Harrey. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=soT1247&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=chesterwills1713&gsln=Keith&new=1&rank=1&redir=false&uidh=m37&gss=angs-d&pcat=36&fh=1&h=9507&recoff=7&ml_rpos=2

1722/23 Governor Keith is mentioned in Maryland … Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1698-1731, Volume 25, Page 408 http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/000001/000025/html/am25–408.html

1722 Nov 5 – The Honble Sir William Keith Baronet present. At a Council held at Philadelphia the 5th day of November 1722
The Governor acquainted the Board that having made it his Care from his first Accession to this Government to preserve a perfect good understanding with all our Neighbours and particularly with Maryland the Measures Concerted with that Government notwithstanding the unhappy uncertainty of our Boundaries … Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1698-1731 Volume 25, Page 412 http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/search.html

1723 – Stafford County Rent Roll – lists [??]ns Keeife 230 acrs, Not Demanded (Note: Abbreviation of Cornelius would likely be “Corns”).
Stafford County Rent Rolls, 1723.

1723 Nov 10 Frederick Keefe will in Bertie County, NC
Feb Court 1723 Frederick Keefe’s will proved up. Wife and exec: Ellinor.
Sons: Frederick and John. Wits: James Bates, Elizabeth Keefe, Margarett Keefe.
Clerk of Court: Rt. Forster.  https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/viewer.aspx?pid=13766&n=108

1723 Nov 10 – Tredle Keefe, of Bertie. November 10, 1723; wife Elenor. sons Tredle and John, James Bate, Margaret Keefe, Elizabeth Keefe; February Court, 1721. Abstracts of Wills. Chowan County, North Carolina.

1724 May 5 – a letter from “p. 415. Keith to Calvert concerning the boundary, May 5, 1724″. Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1733-1736 Volume 39, Preface 14 http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/search.html

1724 July 9 – p. 268 Thomas Ware 150 acres New Land in King William County, in St Johns Parish on brs of Beverdam Creek; adj Cornelius Keith, *Capt James Terry, Thomas Thommason; John Holliday and Thomas Creed. 9 July 1724, Patent book 12 p 51

1725 Oct 4&5 – William Gower 100 acres to Thomas Huckaby (lease and release Brunswick 3 creeks). Signed: William Gower. Wit: Cornelius Keith, Joseph Shearing, Richard Smith. Mixed Records, 1711-1725. p 918-922. Prince George Co, Va. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645051_00341?pid=392725&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D392725%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH762%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH762&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645713_00208

1726 June 4 – James Keith. grantee.
Land grant 4 June 1726.
Summary Location: Prince George County.
Description: 250 acres on the south side of Stony Creek, beginning at the upper end of the neck against the mouth of Chamberlains Bead.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 12, 1724-1726, p. 537 (Reel 11).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
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1726 Oct 31 – P 319–Capt. James Terry, Gent. 400 acres, new land, King William County in St. Margret’s Parish on the N SIDE OF NORTHANNA RIVER & NORTH SIDE OF NORTH CREEK, on borders of Beverdam Creek; adj. his *own, John Holliday, Edward Green, Thomas Thomason, Cornelius Keith on N side of Long Cr., and John Hopkins line., 31 Oct 1726 Patent book 13 p. 28.

1728 Sept 2 – p. 365 JOHN LEE ; of New Kent County, 130 acres Lapsed land, King William County, in St. Johns Par; on brs of Beaver Dam Creek; adj Cornelius Keith *Capt. James Terry, Thomas Thomason, John Holliday & Mathew Creed’s line 2 Sept 1728, patents 13, p 437.

1728 November 16, – Col. William Byrd visited with the Cornelius Keith family: on his return trip after surveying the dividing line between Virginia and North Carolina. Byrd gave a most bleak description of their living conditions in his “Histories of the Dividing Line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina.” …. “We gave orders that the horses should pass Roanoke river at Monisep ford, while most of the baggage was transported in a canoe. We landed at the plantation of Cornelius Keith, where I beheld the wretchedest scene of poverty I had ever met with in this happy part of the world. The man, his wife and six small children, lived in a pen, like so many cattle, without any roof over their heads but that of heaven. And this was their airy residence in the day time, but then there was a fodder stack not far from this inclosure, in which the whole family sheltered themselves at night and in bad weather. However, it was almost worth while to be as poor as this man was, to be as perfectly contented. All his wants proceeded from indolence, and not from misfortune. He had good land, as well as good health and good limbs to work it, and, besides, had a trade very useful to all the inhabitants round about. He could make and set up quern stones very well, and had proper materials for that purpose just at hand, if he could have taken the pains to fetch them. There is no other kind of mills in those remote parts, and, therefore, if the man would have worked at his trade, he might have lived very comfortably. The poor woman had a little more industry, and spun cotton enough to make a thin covering for her own and her children’s nakedness. I am sorry to say it, but idleness is the general character of the men in the southern parts of this colony as well as in North Carolina. The air is so mild, and the soil so fruitful, that very little labour is required to fill their bellies, especially where the woods afford such plenty of game. These advantages discharge the men from the necessity of killing themselves with work, and then for the other article of raiment, a very little of that will suffice in so temperate a climate. But so much as is absolutely necessary falls to the good women’s share to provide. They all spin, weave and knit, whereby they make a good shift to clothe the whole family; and to their credit be it recorded, many of them do it very completely, and thereby reproach their husbands’ laziness in the most inoffensive way, that is to say, by discovering a better spirit of industry in themselves….”
See: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/test/

1728 Nov 23 Triddle Keefe is witness to James Peeke’s will in Bertie County, NC
Feb Ct, 1728 James Peeke’s will proved up. Son: William. Executors: George Wynn, Thomas Banks, and Richard Oldner.
Wits: Elizabeth Davis, Martha Lee, Triddle Keefe. Clerk of Ct: Rt Forster.
https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/viewer.aspx?pid=13766&n=149

1729 May 14 – … I Caleb Metcalf of the said Precinct and province of North Carolina … for and in consideration of the sum of 17 pounds .. paid by James Keith of the aforesaid province and precinct …. confirm unto the said James Keith … one certain house and lot containing half an acre of land lying and being in Newbern Town and known in the plot by Number 8 and thus bounded down Neuse River … into the Town … formerly sold by William Handcock Jr attorney of the honorable Thomas Pollock Esqr …. unto him the said Danl Shine … and by him the said Caleb Metcalf … to the said James Keith … Signed: Caleb Metcalf. Wit: John Fenville Jr, Joseph Holmes. Deed bk 1, p 191. Craven County, North Carolina https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898M-FQ4H?i=194&cat=321810

1730 Oct 28 – Oct 12, 1733 – Henrico Parish Vestry, Va – AT a VESTRY, held October the twenty Eight, in the Year of OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND THIRTY, at CURLES Church. Present: The Reverend Mr. James Keith. Listed in Annals of Henrico Parish pg. 3.
He was also listed at the vestry on 1731 Sept 7 p. 5, October 12, 1733, Mr. Keith ceased to be minister of the parish. p. 13.

1731 Jan 23 – p. 411 John Southland , 400 acres new land, Caroline County in St.Margret’s Parish, brs of Long Creek & Beaverdam Sw; adj Cornelius Keith, John Holliday, on S side of Toppin Castle Road; Thomas Ware; & *Capt. James Terry 23 Jan 1731. Note: I believe this land today would be about 20 miles North of Richmond, Va. patents 14, p 373.

1731 Sept 21 – … I Thomas Fisher … of the prect aforsd for and in consideration of the sum of 15 pounds … paid by George Keith of the said presct and province afsd … set over unto the said George Keith … a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being on Slocumbs Creek on the S side of Neuse River in the prect Containing 15 acres (or 50 – smudged) and half… above Robert Coleman … to a small gut or run … Signed: Thomas Fisher. With: Will Carraway, Nich Rutledge, John Rogers. Deed bk 1, p 240. Craven County, North Carolina https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898M-FQW5?i=243&cat=321810

1732 Apr 11 – Theophilus Field. grantee.
Land grant 11 April 1732.
Summary Location: Prince George County.
Description: 827 acres on the south side of Stony Creek on both sides of Nottoway River Road, adjoining Stephen Evans, James Keith, &c.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 14, 1728-1732 (pt.1 & 2), p. 397 (Reel 11).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Related See also the following surname(s): Feild, Fields.
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1733 March 23 – John Sturdevant. grantee.
Land grant 23 March 1733.
Summary Location: Prince George County.
Description: 327 acres on the south side of Stony Creek, adjoining George Floyd, James Keeth &c.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 15, 1732-1735 (v.1 & 2 p.1-522), p. 175 (Reel 13).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
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1733 Aug 11: John Lovitt. grantee.
Land grant 17 August 1733.
Summary Location: Prince George County.
Description: 200 acres on the head branch of the Licking Branch on the south side of Stony Creek opposite to James Keiths land known by the name of the Wolf Pitt Levels.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 15, 1732-1735 (v.1 & 2 p.1-522), p. 102 (Reel 13).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
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1734 Feb 27: James Keith. grantee.
Land grant 27 February 1734.
Summary Location: Prince George County.
Description: 1550 acres on both sides of Stoney Creek adjoining Thomas Hardaway, Col. Munford’s line; Keiths OL; Stepen Evan’s line; 750a of the tract formerly g. to sd James Keith 2 Nov. 1726, residue never before p. 27 Feb. 1734/35.
Source: Land Office Patents bk No. 15, 1732-1735 (v.1 & 2 p.1-522), p. 447-448 (Reel 13).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/6131/VGS_1986_01_01_0097/516981857?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=Return&rc=275,238,389,280;1378,321,1472,363 ;
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1734 July 7: Gift Deed from Robert Hix, Senr. of St. Andrews Parish in Brunswick County dated July 7, 1734, for “especially for and in consideration of the true love and natural affection which I bear to Samuel Clark, Jr. of the parish and county aforesaid” conveying land to Samuel Clark, Jr., containing by estimation 580 acres lying and being on the North side of Roanoke River in the County of Brunswick (description includes Richard Jones’ line and Cornelius Keith). Signed by Robert Hix, Senr. Witnessed by Moses Dunkley, Theophilus Feild and Josias Randle. Brunswick County, Va Deeds and Wills Book 1, page 165.

1734 December Court – In the action of debt brought by William Keith plt against Stephen Tenoe Defendant the parties being called the Defendt appeared and confessed judgment in custody. Whereupon it is considered by the Court that judgment be entered for the Pltf and that he recover against the said Defendt the sum of five pounds ten shillings and eight pence and also his costs by him in his behalf expended.
Keith and Tenore p. 161. York County, Virginia, Wills and Inventory Bk No. 18, 1732-1740.
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1735 Mar 24 – (Patent bk 15, p.464) Thomas Haynes of Warwick Co, 3312 acres, Pr George Co, both sides of Stony Cr, both sides Nottoway R adj Richard Leadbiters, Thomas Nunnally, John Sturdevant, James Keith, Nicholas Kington, Thomas Hudson, Nathaniel Parrot, Charles Anderson, and Robert Bolling, at Richard Leadbiters upper line upon Rockey run; sd Haynes’ line, purchased of Theophilus Field; sd Haynes L purch of Stephen Evans; Kington’s c.; head of Hardway’s Br.; (p.465); to Robert Bollings c. by the side of Nottoway R. Rd.; Charles Anderson’s c.; 605a part of the afsd. tract being part of a p.g. Stephen Evans 11 Apr 1732 & by sd. Evans sold to Thomas Haynes & 827a other part of the sd tract formerly g. to Theophilus Field 18 Dec 1730 & by the sd Field sold to sd Haynes, the residue never before p. (p.466). 24 Mar 1734/5. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/6131/VGS_1986_01_01_0098/516981858?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=Return&rc=221,442,329,480#?imageId=VGS_1986_01_01_0098

1736 Curtis Keats, Dr, 1736. 2 Levys. 208 acres. Last yr’s a/o for 2 levys and Q-rents on 208 acres, Pd by Mary Keats and by Inspector at Warwick. Sheriff’s Account Book. (pages unnumbered). Virginia Colonial Abstracts v 21, Henrico Co, Va p. 12.

1736 John Nunally. Dr, 1736. 3 Levys, 187 l/2 acres, Clks fees. Store debt. Paid. By cash to J Gibson. An Inspector’8 note, Curtis Keats to pay Q-rents for 100 acres, Sheriff’s Account Book. (pages unnumbered). Virginia Colonial Abstracts v 21, Henrico Co, Va p. 24.

1736 – John Worsham junr. Dr, 1736. 3 Levys, This a/c does not show Q-rents paid on his own land. To last years ball due to the County. Alex’r Marshall pays you his fees the l/2 is 32 l/2 lb tobo. Your order to John Knibb. To oash pd Col Richd Randolph the ball of last Year Shr Acc’t.
Q-rents rec’d for him. Wm Farley 237 acres. Win Wilson 100 acres. Fees rec’d for Jno Worsham from the following of which l/2 is charged. Jno. Archer, Henry Branoh, Andrew Laprade, Wm Norris, Jno Wilson, Jno Wei h, Henry Bowman, Mr Cary, Jos Ligon, Jno Russil, Joseph Wilkinson for Elson, Wm Kennon. Credits in the a/o include* Levys rec’d for him from the following* Jos Alfriend, Isajah Burton, Robt Cole, Curtis Keats, Josiah Hatcher, Doctor Irby, Joshua Irby junr, Cornelius Short, Phil Smith, Jos Tanner junr, Fra’c Worsham, Richard Dickeson, Wm Loftis, Jno Cobbs, “This acc’t not stated Right therefore Carr’d to near the End of this booke” Sheriff’s Account Book. (pages unnumbered). Virginia Colonial Abstracts v 21, Henrico Co, Va p. 33.

1736 Feb – Messrs Redford and Wilkinson, Inspectors at Warwick. Debit 1736 Feby.

To Curtis Keats 320 lb tobo.
Sheriff’s Account Book. (pages unnumbered). Virginia Colonial Abstracts v 21, Henrico Co, Va p.

1736 March 26: Cornelius Keife\Keith previously appears in the legal records of Brunswick County March 26, 1736 when he is a witness to the will of John Nipper, Sr. of St. Andrews Parish of Brunswick County.

1736 Dec 9 – … I John Keife of Bertie Precinct, planter, for and in consideration of a parcel of land on the Flat Swamp to me secured to be conveyed by Treddle Keefe of Bertie Princinct, planter, the which being conveyed to James Averett I hereby acknowledge a receipt have and hereby do fully … sell … unto him the said Treddle Keefe … one small parcel of land situate lying and being in Bertie Precinct aforesaid on the Southern side of Wiccacen Creek, containing by estimation 50 acres … bounded to the west by the meanders of Keefe Swamp, to the South by John Wynn’s land, to the eastward by Thomas Mann’s land and the North by the aforesaid Treddle Keefe’s land and Manner Plantation … Signed: John Keefe. Wit: John Wynn, George Smith, John Williams. Deed bk E, p 95. Bertie County, North Carolina  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89Z1-J73N?i=121&cat=330667

1737 Mr John Worsham junr. Dr. 1737. 3 Levys. Balance due to the County last year 474 lb tobo. Alex’r Marshall’s Shr fee. Your order to John Knibb. To 5 Transfer notes on Shookoes amounting to 242 lb tobo. To 1 note on the Point 100 lb tobo. Cash pd Col R. Randolph your last year’s balance which is set off in lieu of Q-rents. My part of serv’g Ligon’s Ex’crs Marshall. Other technical charges. Credit.
For Levys rec’d for him:
Curtis Keats 102 lb tobo. …
Q-rents recd from … Curtis Keats …
Sheriff’s Account Book. (pages unnumbered). Virginia Colonial Abstracts v 21, Henrico Co, Va p.

1737 July 18 – The action of Trespass on the Case brought by William Keith against William Parks is dismist.
Keith and Parker p. 382 York County, Virginia, Wills and Inventory Bk No. 18, 1732-1740. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=004027494_00240  (See also, William Keith’s advertisements in the 1737 Virginia Gazette – Williamsburg Virginia – advertising recently “Having Got Ingenious Workmen in Taylors Trade” 

1738 Keefe to John Alston (exact date uncertain, page damaged apparently) … set over unto the said John Alston … a certain parcel of land situate in Chowan Pct containing by estimation 50 acres more or less lying on the West side of Bennetts Creek at the bridge formerly conveyed by Pat lastley to Treddle Keefe and thus bounded viz … near the bridge … down the creek … Signed: …. Keefe. Wit: ? (page damaged). Deed bk W, p 389 Chowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998M-6QB?i=397&cat=379675

1738 – Case of trespass of Robert Eunford vs Moses Dunkley Jury impanelled consisting of: Joseph Carter (foreman), Joshua Wynne, Henry Baily, James Moody, Richard Smith, Drury Oliver, William Mattox, James Keith, Richard Butler, Francis Epes, James Harrison, Jr., and Benjamin Jones. Case awarded to the defendant. p. 88. Prince George County, Virginia. Minute Book 1737-1740. p. 88.

1738 Feb 19 – In the Action of Trespass on the Case between William Keith plt and John Steele deft, the Defendant not appearing. Its ordered that judgment be entered for the plt. Keith and Steele, p. 473. York County, Virginia, Wills and Inventory Bk No. 18, 1732-1740. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=004027494_00285

1738 March 19 – In the action of trespass on the case between William Keith plt and John Steele defendant the conditional judgment of the last court is confirmed against the Defendant in custody of the Sheriff and its ordered that James Wray, Thomas Cobbs and Mathew Shields or any two of them do meet and value the work done by the Defendant for the pltf and that they make return thereof to the next court.
Keith and Steele, p. 482 York County, Virginia, Wills and Inventory Bk No. 18, 1732-1740. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=004027494_00292

1738 April 11 – Suit of Robert Birchell vs Henry Chamless because of Chamless entering the close of Birchett and killing and carrying off a tame deer on March 1, 1736. Jury was impanelled as follows: James Pittillo, Thomas Hardaway, Peter Leath, Francis Epes, Jr., John Bonner, John Bonner, Jr., William Crawley, Thomas Addison, James Keith, Joseph Carter, Henry Bailey & William Hamelton. Plaintiff did not appear and non-suit declared . John Chamless and William Aldridge paid as witnesses. Prince George County, Virginia. Minute Book 1737-1740. p. 99.

1738 April 11 – Suit for trespass by William Hamelton vs William Jane. William Jane is alleged to have killed a gelding with a bow and arrow on March 10, 1735. Jury impanelled consisting of: James Keith foreman), James Pittillo, Thomas Hardaway, Peter Leath, Francis Epes, Jr., John Bonner, John Bonner, Jr., William Crawley, Thomas Addison, Joseph Carter, Henry Bailey, William Cryer. Jury found for the plaintiff. Suit by William Eaton vs Robert Munford, administrator of Joseph Colson, deceased; dismissed. Prince George County, Virginia. Minute Book 1737-1740. p. 102.

1738 May 9 – Petition of John Epes & Isham Epes that they want to build a water mill on land on their side of Gravilly Run and that land on other side belongs to William Butler. They desire the court to order that they maybe given an acre of land on Butler’s side. The court orders James Keith, Francis Bressie and Anthony Haynes to lay out an acre of land for this and report to court. Prince George County, Virginia. Minute Book 1737-1740. p. 110.

1738 July 19 – … I James Keith of the province aforesaid planter … for and in consideration of the sum of 340 pounds curr money … paid by William Handcock Sr …. set over unto the said William Handcock … a certain tract or parcel of land and plantation containing 2050 acres more or less laying in Bath County and in Craven Precinct and on the West side of Slocumbs Creek and on the South side of Neuse river. Beginnning at Edward Bitchenoes corner … mouth of a little gut between Bitchnoes and James Keith .. which said land was patented by James Keith in the year 1714 in Nov the 9th and is recorded in the secretaries office … Signed: James Keith. Wit: George Keith, Wm Handcock Jr, Walter Lane. Deed bk 1, p 103. Craven County, North Carolina  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98M-FQHD?i=107&cat=321810

1738 August 7 – … I Nicholas Farless of Bertie Prect, yeoman, for and in consideration of the sum of one hudred and twenty five pounds currency to me in hand paid by Treddle Keefe of Bertie Precinct aforesaid, planter … set over unto him the said Treddle Keefe … my certain plantation and tract of land situate lying and being in Bertie Precinct aforesaid in Killum Woods, and now in actuall possession of the said Keefe, containing by patent 640 acres bounded thus viz: … Penelope Maul’s corner … Mrs Maul’s line … then along Allexr Vallantines’ land … Signed: Nicholas Fairless. Wit: John Wynns, J Hollbrook. Deed bk E, p 293. Bertie County, North Carolina.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9Z1-JQFX?i=319&cat=330667

1738 Sept 4 Mary Keefe is legatee in William Marshall’s will in Bertie County, NC
May Court 1739 William Marshall’s will is proved. Wife: Margaret.
Other legatees: Margaret Roberts, John Roberts, Sarah Puke, James Parrot Puke, Mary Keefe, Wm. Peeke, John Keep. Executrix: Margaret Marshall (wife).
Wits: John Wynn, William Lee, William Linn. Clerk of Ct. Jno. Wynns.
https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/viewer.aspx?pid=13766&n=127

1738 Oct 23: Catherine Patterson next appears October 23, 1738 in Brunswick County, Virginia where she, Mary King and Cornelius Keife/Keith are witnesses to the will of Thomas Stroud, according to Brunswick County Will Book 2, page 1.

1739 Feb 4 – … come John Wynns attorney of George Smith late of Bertie County planter … I the said John Wynns being hereunto fully impowered for and in consideration of the sum of eighty pounds currency to me in hand paid by John Keefe of Bertie County planter … set over unto him the said John Keefe … a certain plantation and parcel of land situate lying and being in Bertie County aforesd on the Eastern side of Chenkapen Creek near the Fort Bridge the Plantation from whence the said Smith lately removed containing by estimation 150 acres of land more or less… bounded … to Benjamin Bakeer’s line … thence to the swamp … down Chinkapen … Signed: John Wynns. Wit: Isc Arthaud. Deed bk F, p 105. Bertie County, North Carolina   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9Z1-KQGN?i=117&cat=330667

1738/39 Feb 13 – Francis Bressie issued a lycence to keep an ordinary at his house on Gravilly Run Road. James Keith his security. Prince George County, Virginia. Minute Book 1737-1740. p. 233.

1739 Mar 12 – Clement Reade, Gent., 913a, Brunswick Co., N. side of Sturgeon Run, by Davis and Briggs. For the Importation of 10 persons: John Stevens, John Scott, John Jackson, Cornelius Keith, Marmaduke Johnson, Michael Cadet Young, Henry Morris, William Eaton, Patrick Dempsey and Thomas Avent (Land Patent Book 18, p. 532). 12 Mar 1739. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/6131/VGS_1987_01_01_0227/517506275?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=Return&rc=366,2048,484,2081

1739 May 3: O. S., Page 240 On the motion of Cornelius Keith Leave is granted him to keep a Ferry over Roanoak River from his own Landing below the Horse ford to Alexander’s Landing and that he keep for that purpose a good and Sufficient Strong flatt flatt fourteen foot and a half in her bottom and Six foot upon her beam and that he Receive for his ferriage Six pence for Man and Six pence for a Horse and as the Law directs for Wheel Carriages, two pence for Every Hogg and four pence for Each of the Cattle Kind, also ordered that he give bond and Security for the Same — Road Orders. Brunswick County, Virginia.

1739 June 25 – June 25th 1739 – Prince William County, Bond Bk (C-178)
Know all Men by these Presents that we Thomas Harrison Jun., Benjamin Bullet, James Keith & John McMillan are held and firmly bound unto Denis McCarty the first Justice in the Commission of Peace for Prince William County for and in behalf and to the sole use and behoof of the Justices of the said County and their successors in the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to the said Denis McCarty his Executors Administrators and Assigns. To which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves and every of us our and every of our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals dated this twenty-fifth day of June 1739.
The Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above bound Thomas Harrison Jun. executor of the Last Will and Testament of Edward Suthard deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which have, or shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of the said Thomas Harrison Jun. or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him and the same so made, do exhibit into the County Court of Prince William at such time as he shall be thereunto required by the said Court; and the same Goods, Chattels and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which at any time shall come to the hands, possession, or knowledge of the said Thomas Harrison Jun. or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for him do well and truly administer according to Law; And further do make a just and true account of his Actings and Doings therein, when thereto required by the said Court; and also shall well and truly pay and deliver all the legacies contained and specified in the said Testament, as far as the said Goods, Chattels and Credits, will thereunto extend, and the Law shall charge: Then this Obligation to be void and of none Effect, else to remain in full force and Virtue.
Sealed, and delivered, in presence of Thomas Robinson
Thomas Harrison Jun. SEAL
Benjamin Bullet SEAL
James Keith SEAL
John McMillan SEAL
Prince William County Bond Books

1739 Aug 14 – Will of John Roberts exhibited by Judith Roberts, his relict and executrix. Proved by oath of Anthony Haynes and Thomas Grigory, two witnesses. Francis Bressie, John Manson, James Keith & Anthony Haynes appointed to appyaise estate. Prince George County, Virginia. Minute Book 1737-1740. p. 312.

1739 Aug 14 – James Young exhibited accounts against: Cornelius Keith, Drury Stith, William Parham, John Jones, Thomas Mitchell, William Bobbit, William Green, John Freeman, Patrick Dempsey, James McAn, and William Gun. Prince George County, Virginia. Minute Book 1737-1740. p. 314.

1739 August 23 Lucy daughter of William and Ann Keethe born. Bruton and Middleton Parishes Register: James City Co, Va. p.1.

1739 Nov 13 – James Keith’s eanmarks recorded as a crop & half-crop on rt. ear and swallow fork on lt. Prince George County, Virginia. Minute Book 1737-1740. p. 361.

1739 Nov 13 – A Grand Jury was impanelled as follows: John Epes, Peter Leath, Samuel Lee, Joseph Simmons, Thomas Short, Miles Thweatt, Instance Hall , Thomas Williams, Joseph Rives, Henry Fitz, Baxter Davis, EdwardBirchett, Daniel Sturdivant, Gower Parham, James Keith, Richard Smith, William Lockley, Littlebury Epes, Peter Robins, William Peobles, and Peter Tatam; report as follows and make the following
presentmants: Katherine Harrison for having a bastard child Overseer of the road that leads from Mr. Harrison’s to Brandon Church by information of Mr. John Ravenscroft The overeseer of the road from Samuel Jordan’s to Wynnes Ordinary John Brownfor keeping a tippling house, by information of William Parsons Sarah Thomasmakes her information that William Stuart met her on the King’s Highwayand assaulted her in a very unlawful manner to makeher yeild to his desires. John Epes, Foreman. Prince George County, Virginia. Minute Book 1737-1740. p. 326 (in abstract this is right after an entry on p. 360 – so not sure if this is misprint – maybe 360 or 361, if not on 326).

1740 March 5: O. S., Page 406 Upon the Petition of Martha Alexander Setting forth That having Land on the South Side of Roanok River opposite to Cornelius Keith’s Land she humbly desires an Order of this Court Licensing her to keep a Ferry from her Land over the River to Cornelius Keith’s Landing she being ready to give Security as the Law directs It is Ordered That the Clerk prepare a Licence for her accordingly upon her giving such Security — Road Orders. Brunswick County, Virginia.

1740 May 7 – (Last will and testament of Frances Ferguson) … of the Parish of Bruton in the County of York being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory … my will is that all my negros, household goods, my piece of woodland upon the road that goes to York be all sold and the money equally divided among my children and if it should please God that any of my children should dye before they come to lawfull age that then such childs part be equally divided amon the rest and lastly I do appoint William Keith to be extor of this my last will and testament … this 7th day of May 1740. Signed: Francis Ferguson (her mark). Wits: John Bryan, Thos Brown, Sarah Coke, Ann Keith (her mark). pg. 625. York County, Virginia, Wills and Inventory Bk No. 18, 1732-1740.

1740 July 21 – … we William Keith, Richard Booker, and James Geddy are held firmly bound unto Thos Nelson Gent the first justice in the Commission of the peace for York County for and in behalfand to the sole use and behoof of the justices of the said county …. in the sum of 400 pounds …
The condition of this obligation is such that if the above bound William Keith, Extor of the last will and testament of Francis Ferguson decd do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory … Signed: William Keith, Richard Booker, James Geddy. p. 625 York County, Virginia, Wills and Inventory Bk No. 18, 1732-1740.
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1740 Aug 18 – In the action of Trespass on the case between Margaret Gordon plt and William Keith deft, this cay cam … the sd Defednant in his … as the sd plt by her attorney and the sd defendt saith that he he cannot … the action of the plt aforsd nor .. that he w… to the sd plt … of L52..6 in manner and form as the sd pltf against him hath complained thereto its considered by the court that the plt recover agst the sd deft the aforesd sum and also her costs by her about her suit in this .. and the sd Deft in money … (difficult to read). York County, Virginia, Wills and Inventory Bk No. 18, 1732-1740. p. 634. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=004027494_00367

1741 March 15 – William Sturdivante, 327a, Prince George County, S. side of Stoney Cr. adj George Floyd, James Keeth & Thomas Nunnaly (Patent bk 20, p. 206-207). 15 Mar 1741. Virginia.

1740-41 – James Keith from John Lee – Liber E, 1740-41, p. 133, deed Prince William County, Virginia deed books.
1740-41 – James Keith from John Lee – Liber E, 1740-41, p 136, release Prince William County, Virginia deed books.
1740-41 – James Keith from John Lee – Liber E, 1740-41, p. 140, bond Prince William County, Virginia deed books.
1740-41 – James Keith to William Farifax Esq, Liber E, 1740-41, election poll of candidates. Prince William County, Virginia deed books.

1741 Oct Ct: Certificates granted to Michael Going, Cornelius Keith, and John Mitchell by William Hagood Gent, for 1 old wolfs head 140. Brunswick Co, Va. court orders v 1. pg 37.

1742 Feb 28: Indenture made the 28th day of February, 1742, between Cornelius Keith and Thomas Twitty, for 25 pounds, conveying 100 acres, being same land in that certain deed of gift from Robert Hix, Sr., late of Brunswick County, dec’d. to the said Cornelius Keith, dated the 2nd day of May, 1734, and the same being part of a larger tract of land granted to the said Robert Hix in his lifetime. Witnesses were Clement Read, M. Cadet Young, and Thomas Lanier. Acknowledged in Court on March 3, 1742, at which time Elizabeth, wife of the said Cornelius Keith, appeared and relinquished her dower interest. Deed Book 2, page 236. Brunswick County, Virginia.

1743 – James Keith to Richard Osborn, Bond, bk A1, p 141 – Fairfax Deed Book Index 1742-1797 … we James Keith and Charles Green of the County of Prince William and Fairfax Clerks are held and firmly bound unto Richard Osborne, Thomas Lewis and George Harrison gents in the sum of 3000 pounds sterling to be paid to the said Richard Osborn, Thomas Lewis, and George Harrison … condition … interbound with Margaret Arbuthnot … sum of 300 pounds starling for the said Margarets obtaining a probate of the last will and testament of Thomas Arbuthnot late decd making a true and perfect inventory of the goods and chattels and credits of the said decd exhibiting the same … the said County Court of Fairfax … Fairfax Co, Va. , Bond, bk A1, p 141 – Fairfax Deed Book Index 1742-1797

1743 June 20 – Upon the motion of William Keith an evidence for James Jones agt William Stanhope it is ordered that the said James Jones pay him for one day’s attendance according to law. Wills and Inventories, No. 19. 1740-1759. p. 194. York County, Virginia https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007794508_00122

1743 Nov 21 – A deed of bargain and sale from William Keith and Anne his wife to Stephen Dewey Gent and a … indorsed were this day proved in court by the oath of the witnesses thereto and upon the prayer of the sd Stephen Dewey its ordered that the sd deed and rels be recorded adn that a comission to take the private examination of the sd Anne returnable here the next court. Wills and Inventories, No. 19. 1740-1759. p. 233. York County, Virginia https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007794508_00141

1743 Dec 19 – A commission for taking the private examination of Anne Keith together with a certificate of the commissioners thereto annexd to a certain deed of bargain and sale bearing date the 21st of November last past … between William Keith and the said Ann his wife of the one part and Stephen Dewey Gent of the other part for conveying several tracts or parcels of land was this day retd to Court and upon the prayer of the said Stephen Dewey thus an orderd to be rewarded. Wills and Inventories, No. 19. 1740-1759. p. 242. York County, Virginia https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007794508_00146

1743/44 March 27 – In the name of God amen, I William Keith of the City of Williamsburgh being in a very low state of health but of sound mind and memory thanks be to almighty God for the same do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following
First I recommend my soul to God my maker … to receive full pardon and … for all my sins through the merits of my blessid saviour Jesus Christ … my body to the Earth … at the discretion of my extors hereof.
I desire my just debts may be paid.
Item where I have contracted for a parcel of land in the County of York adjoining of Wiliam T? on the North side thereof the title of which is to be … act … if it is I give sd wife (PAGE TORN in middle) the said land … her natural life the better to …(tear)…
and after her death unto my … (tear)….
begotten and …. (tear) …. male of
his body law … (tear)…. Keith and
the items m …. (tear) … my own
right heirs for ever … (tear) … my neg … (tear)… negro woman
Tye together with … (tear) … to my son … (tear) … life and
after her death unto amy said son James Nathaniel and … (tear) … ssively and
the male heirs of their bodies successively to be ann … (tear) … with the said
Land in tail under the same … (tear) … for ever. Item I div…(tear)… and direct that
my other six slaves named Ralph, Kate, Sinoca, Nell, Youn Sam, and Maria together with all my other estate …(tear)… be sold by my extos and after payment of my debts the rest of the money arrising …(tear)… be equally divided amonst my wife
and all my children share and share alike execpting my eldest son James who is to have no share and lastly I do appoint my said wife and my friend John Coke to be extors of this my last will and guardians of my children. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty seventh day of March 1743. Signed: William Keith. Wits: Benj Waller, Beorge Sibbold, Thos Dickenson.
Keith’s will recorded. Wills and Inventories, No. 19. 1740-1759. p. 282-283. York County, Virginia. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007794508_00166

1744 – James Keith listed on pg 1 of Fairfax County, Virginia election poll of 1744 – his name is listed twice – once under Col. John Colvill’s column, and again under Capt Lawr Washington’s column.
As does Amos Gowing (it appears). Fairfax Co, Va. Deed Bk A1, p 199.

1744 June 5 – In obedience to an order of Court for York County we the subscribers being first sworn have appraised the Estate of William Keith decd as follows, vizt:
(see lists of items on page – follow link).
Christopher McDonald a white servant.

Sam a negro man Tye his wife …
young Sam, Nelly his sister, Morcah , Samuel(?) a negro man, Ralph a negro man, Peter an old infirm slave, and Kate his wife …
Signed: Matt Moody, James Shield, George Charlton. Wills and Inventories, No. 19. 1740-1759. p. 291-292. York County, Virginia. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007794508_00170

1744 June 18 – An inventory and appraisement of the Estate of William Keith decd was this day retd to Court and Ordered to be recorded. Wills and Inventories, No. 19. 1740-1759. p. 284. York County, Virginia. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007794508_00167

1744 June 18 – In the action of Trespass upon the case between William Bowden of Sindon Mucht plt and Patrcik Cheap attorney of John Keith of London mercht and … of the goods etc of George Gordon late of Prince Goerge County…(torn)… the defendant come and defends the … and injurey … and prays … (torn) … next Court whch is granted. Wills and Inventories, No. 19. 1740-1759. p. 290. York County, Virginia. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007794508_00169

1745 July 11 – At A Vestrey held at the Vestrey house of Dettingen 11th. July 1745 4064 tobo. Records of Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia vestry book, 1745-1785. p. 3.

1745 Sept 20: James Keeth. grantee.
Land grant 20 September 1745.
Summary Location: Prince George County.
Description: 389 acres on the south side of Stoney Creek, bounded by Avery’s line near Reedy Br, Stark’s line, the Rd (p. 496).
Source: Land Office Patents No. 22, 1743-1745 (v.1 & 2 p.1-631), p. 495 (Reel 20).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/6131/VGS_1989_01_01_0064/518554688?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=Return&rc=339,1310,476,1348

1745 Sept 20 – (p. 517) Anthony Haynes and James Keeth, 400 acres, Prince George County, on S. Side of Stoney Cr., bounded by Keeth’s c. in Lovit’s line, Hankin’s c. (p.518). 20 Sep 1745. Patent bk 22, p 517-518. Prince George Co, Va.

1746 June 9 – John Gowen and wife Mary convey 1 half tract of land equaling 268 acres to Edward Kirkland. On N side of Ocuquan, below the mouth of the north fork of the said Ocuquan. Being a tract of land granted to Richard Kirkland decd, and Cornelius Keif, father of said Goen’s wife. Deed Book B part 1, page 32-33. Fairfax Co, Va.
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1746 August Ct – The Last Will and Testament of Ann Keith decd was presented in court by John Kendall the executor therein named and was proved by the oaths of John Baskervile and Joseph Cock witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of the said executor who made oath according to law certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form giving security whereupon he together with the said Baskervile and Cock his security entered into and acknowledged bond etc.
Ordered that Mark Cosby, Thomas Penman, Andrew Anderson and James Sheilds or any three of them being first sworn before a Justice of this County appraise in current money the slaves (if any) and personal estate of Ann Keith decd and return the appraisment to the Court. Wills and Inventories, No. 19. 1740-1759. p. 451. York County, Virginia. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007794508_00250

1746 Aug 18 – Last Will and Testament of Ann Keith (widow of William Keith) –
I give to my eldest daughter Ann Keith one bed and a brass kettle.
I give to my other daughter Mary one bed.
All the rest of my household stuff and effects except what goods there be belonging to hay making and money arising therefrom as well as whatever moneys are due on my books to be equally divided among my children – Ann Keith, Mary Keith, James Keith, Nathaniel Keith, and William Keith. Also, my will and desire is that John Clark and apprentice be free and receive his indentures provided he shall work up whatever goods there are remaining belonging to hay making the profits of which to be divided equally among my children. I appoint my loving brother, John Kendall sole executor of this my last will …. Signed: Ann Keith. Wits: John Baskervyle, Joseph Cock, Frances Hendry (her mark). Wills and Inventories, No. 20. 1740-1759. p. 38. York County, Virginia https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007794508_00314
1746 Aug 18 – Ann Keith decd estate appraisal. Ann Keith apprsl Wills and Inventories, No. 20. 1740-1759. p. 46. York County, Virginia https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007794508_00318

1746 Sept 15th – John Lidderdale adm of William Roberson decd and others pltf agt Ann Keith and John Coke exrs of William Keith decd and others Defs. The defendant John Coke filed his further answer to the Bill of the Plts and on their motion time is given them til the next court to consider of it.
An inventory and appraisment of the Estate of Ann Keith decd was returnd and ordered to be recorded. Wills and Inventories, No. 19. 1740-1759. p. 464. York County, Virginia https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007794508_00258

1746 Nov 17 – John Lidderdale adm of William Roberson decd and others pltf agt Ann Keith and John Coke exrs of William Keith decd and others Defs. The plts filed their replication tothe answers of the Defendant and a commission is awarded the plts on their motion to examine and take the depons of their witnesses giving the defendant legal notice of the time and place of executing the same and this suit as to the defendt Ann Keith abates by her death. Wills and Inventories, No. 19. 1740-1759. p. 473. York County, Virginia https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007794508_00262

1746/47 Feb 16 – John Lidderdale adm of William Roberson decd and others pltf agt Ann Keith and John Coke exrs of William Keith decd and others Defs. Ordered that the Defendt Coke produce to the next Court the Mortgage and bonds mentioned in the account annexed to his answer. Wills and Inventories, No. 19. 1740-1759. p. 494. York County, Virginia https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007794508_00273

1748-49 – James Keith from George Byrn – surveyor, Liber L, 1748-49, p 18, survey 1509 acres Prince William County, Virginia deed books.

1749 Sept 16 – At a Court called and held for the Examination of Owen Keith charged with Felony September 16. 1749 present John Boiling, Richard Eppes, Seth Ward, Edward Osbourne & Robert Kennon Gent Justices The said Owen Keith being remmitted to the Goal of this County charged with Felony as aforesaid he was led to the Bar and thereupon divers Witnesses to wit Thomas Yuille Benja. Andrews & Christopher Martin were sworn and examiend upon the premises and the prisoner heard in his own Devence and upon Consideration of the Evidence of the said Witnesses and the Circumstances of the Case It is the Opinion of the Court That the prisoner ought to be tried for the said supposed Fact at the next Court to be held and thereupon he is remanded to Goal.
Be it Remembered that on the 16th day of September in the year of our Lord Christ 1749 before the Justices of the Court of Chesterield County Came Thomas Yuille Benja. Andrews and Christopher Martin of the same County and acknowledged themselves severally indebted to our soverein Lord the King each in the Sum of £100 to be levied of their respective Goods Chattels Lands and Tenements and to our said Lord the King rendred yet upon this Condition that they the said Thomas Yuille Benja. Andrews and Christopher Martin do make their personal appearace at the next General Court to be held in the City of Williamsburg on the 6th day thereof then and there to give Evidence on Behalf of our said Lord the King against Owen Keith touching a certain Felony whereof he stands charged and shall not depart thence without Leave of the said Court then this Recognizance to be void. Chesterfield County, Virginia. The Southside Virginian, VoL XI No. 4 Page 167
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1750 May 6 – Last will of Cornelius Keefe in Lancaster Co, PA
Item, I give and bequeath unto my younger daughter Jean 3 pounds, and to y second younger daughter Elizabeth, 2 pounds …
Item, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth a third part of the remined of my personal estate, the other two parts equally shared to my five children, Daniel, Cornelius, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Jane
Owen Keefe to be my sole execut and Josiah Scott overseer … Signed Cornelius Keefe. Wits: Wm Forbes, Bartholemew Toole. will is proved up on May 21, 1750.
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1750 June 1 – Thomas Twitty. grantee.
Land grant 1 June 1750.
Summary Location: Lunenburg County.
Description: 21 acres being an island in Roanoak River commonly called Keaths Island.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 29, 1749-1751 (v.1 & 2 p.1-532), p. 187 (Reel 27).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
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1750 Sept 16 – … granted unto James Keth a tract of land containing 300 acres .. in the County of Craven on the N side of Neuise River on the west side of Beaver Dam …. File No. 1291. Craven County, NC. http://www.nclandgrants.com:8081/grant/?mars=12.14.50.1296&qid=406468&rn=1

1750 Sept 16 – granted unto James Keeth 300 acres of land in Craven Co, on the S side of Neuse River and Walnut Creek being the land he now lives on … Bk 5, pg 349. http://www.nclandgrants.com:8081/grant/?mars=12.14.50.462&qid=406468&rn=2

1751 – Name: Cornelius Kief
State: VA. County: Prince William County
Township: Michaelmass.  Year: 1751
Record Type: Rent Role.  Database: VA Early Census Index
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1752 July 28 – Page 38, July 28, 1752: John Neavill Junr. Against James Keith clerk – Trespas on the case, on the defts. Motion he hath leave to impart” Miscellaneous Prince William Minute Books, Va.

1753 – Name: Cornelius Keef
State: VA.  County: Prince William County.  Township: Rental Rolls.  Year: 1753
Record Type: Rent Role.  Database: VA Early Census Index
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1753 May 31 – Page 146, May 31, 1753: John Neavill Junr Plaintif – James Keith clerk Defendant, the suit abates the defendant being dead. Miscellaneous Prince William Minute Books, Va.

1753 June 25 – Minute Book 1752-1753 page 25 Jun 1753
The Last Will and Testament of James Keith Clerk was presented in Court by Mary Ishum Keith and Chares Green Clerk two of the executors who made oath thereto and the same being proved by the Oaths of the Witnesse is admitted to record and the Executors performain what is usual in such cases Certificate is granted entry….
Order Books 1753-1757 Prince William County, Va.

James (Rev.) KEITH was born about 1696/97 in Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland, the son of George Keith who was an uncle and tutor of the Earl Marischal and a professor at Marischal College in Aberdeen. He married Mary Isham RANDOLPH 2 Mar 1732/3 (this date is questionable) near Germantown, Virginia, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County (now Fauquier). Mary was born in 1718 (date also questionable) in Virginia, and died after August, 1772 in Leeds Parish, Fauquier County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Thomas (of Tuckahoe) RANDOLPH and Judith FLEMING. Some claim Parson Keith died December 10, 1752 but we have found no documentation.  (See:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Randolph_of_Tuckahoe  ).

James Keith’s will was proved June 25, 1753, Manassas Court House, Prince William County, Minute Book 1752-53, p 163, but Will Book with copy of will is now lost. He and his wife are buried under the chancel of the Old Elk Run Church, Fauquier County, Virginia (according to Baird).

Parson Keith was a divinity student at Marischal College, Aberdeen, Scotland. He fought for the Stuart cause in 1719, then with a price on his head, escaped to France, and finally emigrated to Virginia about 1727. He returned to England to be ordained a Priest by the Bishop of London and returned in 1729 as he was paid 20 pounds by royal bounty on March 21, 1729 for his passage to Virginia as a minister (see Virginia Colonial Records Project at Library of Virginia, on line). He became Rector of Henrico Parish, VA, prior to 1732, then rector of Hamilton Parish from 1745 till his death.

Mary Isham RANDOLPH, child of Thomas (of Tuckahoe) RANDOLPH and Judith FLEMING descends from two famous families, Isham and Randolph, among the first English settlers to arrive in Virginia. She is also the first cousin once removed of President Thomas Jefferson.

Mary is reported to have eloped with an Irishman, Enoch Arden, the slave overseer of her uncle Isham’s Dungeness plantation, “a dirty plebian, without any kind of merit” according to William Byrd. They were married and had a child. Her family discovered their hiding place on Elk Island in the James River, killed Arden and the baby and took Mary back to Tuckahoe, which “shattered Mary’s sanity.” The story is confirmed in the diary of Colonel William Byrd of Westover following his visit to Tuckahoe in September 1732.

Some years later after she had married Parson Keith, she received a letter supposedly from Arden, “triggering a final bout of insanity from which she never recovered.” Had the letter been valid, it would have meant her children with Parson Keith were illegitimate. The issue was never resolved. Mary lived her last years with her granddaughter Eliza Marshall (Mrs. Rawleigh Colston), the Chief Justice John Marshall’s eldest sister, and she corroborated the story for James Paxton for his book, The Marshall Family.  (For more information, see:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/books/chap1/johnmarshall.htm?noredirect=on  ); (and see:  https://www.gutenberg.org/files/40388/40388-h/40388-h.htm  ).

1754 – Name: Cornelius Keiff
State: VA.  County: Prince William County
Township: Rental Rolls.  Year: 1754
Record Type: Rent Role.  Database: VA Early Census Index
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1754 March 12 – Last Will of John Keeff
of the City of Williamsburge …
I give unto Mr James Latham, son of James Latham late of the City of Dublin, Painter, decd, 68 acres of land with the houses and appurtenances thereon … at a place called Lockbrown within three miles of Kildare in the Kingdom of Ireland after the deathof Mrs Mary Obrian my aunt who now lives on the said land to him and his heirs forrever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my friend Mr Samuel Galt of the said City of Williamsburgh the sum of three hundred pounds streling.
Item I give and bequeath unto Miss Sarah Galt daughter of the sd Samuel Galt the sum of 600 punds sterling.
Item I give and bequeath unto William Galt son of the aforesaid Samuel Galt one hundre pounds sterling.
Item I give unto Mrs Elizabeth Taylor the sum of 200 punds sterling.
Item I give unto Thomas Walker son of Samuel Walker late of Hampton decd 100 pounds sterling.
Item I give unto Mr Thomas Pinmanof the said City of Williamsburg 100 punds sterling for his former kindness to me.
Item I give unto James Galt son of the above named Samuel Galt 50 pounds sterling.
Item I give unto John Melson Galt son of the said Samuel Galt 50 pounds sterling.
Item it is my will and desire that the above legacies may be paid out of the money due to me for the bank bills in the hands of the Honble Robert Dinwiddie Esq Gov of Virginia which I humbly hope he will deliver up to my executors herein after named for that purpose.
Item I give and bequeath unto the said Mr Samuel Galt and his heirs forever all the remainder of my Estate of what nature or kind soever and wheresoever it be after my debts are fully paid and satisfied.
Item I do constitute and appt Mr Samuel Galt and Mr Alexander White exors of this my last will and testament … Signed: John Keeff. Wits: James Bird, Dickie Galt, Geo Davenport.
Wills and Inventories, No. 20. 1740-1759. p. 317 York County, Virginia https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007794508_00460  (See also – advertisement for his work as a painter in the the 1751 Virginia Gazette out of Williamsburg, Virginia:  

1754 March 26th – Ann Keith settlement of accts: Wills and Inventories, No. 20. 1740-1759. p. 328 York County, Virginia
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1754 Mar 26 – Order Book 1754-1755 page 15 26 Mar 1754, Prince William Co, Va.
The inventory and appraisement of the Estate of James Keith Clk deceased was returned and ordered to be recorded.

1755 May 30 Name: Cornelius Keith
Marriage Date: 30 May 1755.  Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Spouse’s Name: Eleanor Hunt
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1755 Oct 27 – Order Book 1755-1757 page 11 27 Oct 1755. Prince William Co, Va.
Ordered that Mary Isham Keith Exx. of James Keith clk deceased be summoned to appear at next court to give count security to William Blackwell and others her securities.

1756 March 11 – Bk. P p. 95. Mar. 11, 1756. Nathaniel Harrison, only acting Exec. of Wm.Walker, dec’d. & of Stafford Co.
John Fitzhugh to John Stuart … land in St. Paul’s Par. where Wm.resided to be sold by extrs. Nathaniel Harrison, Thos. Lee, Charles Carter, John Tayloe &Philip Ludwell Lee — put land to public sale June 1750. 450 a. John Fitzhugh was highest bidder – both give deed to Stuart. Wit: Wm.Stuart, Baldwyn Dade, John Alexander, Jr. David Brgggs, John Keith. Bk. P p. 95. Mar. 11, 1756.

1756 Aug 24 – Order Book 1755 – 1757 page 196 24 Aug 1756. Prince William Co, Va.
John Crump gent produced a Commission from under the hand of his Honor the Governor appointing him one of the Coroners of this county took the oaths appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken repeated and subscribed the test as also the Coroners Oath.
Mary Isham Keith being summonded before this Court to give County Security to William Blackwell gent and others her Securitys for the faithfull administration of the estate of James Keith, gent came into the said court and entered himself Security for their Indemnity.

1757 Dec – John Keith fr Samuel Corprew
… I Samuel Corprew for and in consideration of the sum of 33 pounds 10 shillings … paid by John Keith of the County and province afsd planter … a certain plantation parcel of land unto the said John Keith by estimation 200 acres more or less in the county afsd on the N side of Pamptico River lying at a branch below the dwelling house where John Brock lately lived at Duck Creek … the said land from John Corprew … beginning on Duck Creek … prt of a greater tract as by patent to John Brock who conveyed said land to Joseph English, and by him devised to Peter Caile… Signed: Samuel Corprew. Wit: Richard Odeon, Thomas Bonner Jr. Deed bk 3, p 340 Beaufort County, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9DR-L5T2?i=181&cat=460818

1759 July 26 – … Cornelius Keith of the County of Johnston in the Province of North Carolina planter of the one part ant Elliot Bohannan of the County and Province aforesaid planter of the other part … sd Elliot Bohannon for … consideration … sum of thirty eight pounds … to him the sd Elliot Bohannan … payde by me the sd Cornls Keith … convey … unto him the said Cornelius Keith … a certain tract or parcil of land containing 100 acres more or less lying and being in Johnston County … on the N side of New River … near the mouth of Smith’s Creek running west … in Thomas William’s line … head of Little Branch … containing 100 acres more or less it being a part of a tract of 300 acres sett over to Thos Williams from John Blalock as by his deed… Signed: Elliot Bohannan. Wit: Joshua Houghton, Thos Houghton. Deed bk A1, p 37, Johnston County, NC.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Y-VSGM?cat=332396

1759 Oct 16 – … between Elliot Bohannan of Johnston county and province of North Carolina of the one part and Cornelius Keeth of the County and Provence afsd planter of the other part – witness that he the said Cornelius Keeth … in consideration of the sum of 20 pounds … paid by Elliot Bohannan … he the sd Cornelius Keeth … sold unto the said Elliott Bohannon … a certain track or parsell of land situate in Johnston County … on the North side of Nuse River … Smith’s Creek … in all 50 acres be the same more or less it being part of a track of land granted to John Blalock … Signed: Cornelius Keeth. Wit: Richd Kemp, Thos Johnson, William Kemp. Proved up in the July 1760 court by Cornelius Keith. A1, p52. Johnston County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Y-VS57?i=36&cat=332396

1760 – Name: Corn Keiff
State: VA.  County: Northumberland County
Township: Hamilton Parish.  Year: 1760
Record Type: Rent Role.  Database: VA Early Census Index
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1757, 58, 61 – Cornelius Keith 640 acres: Title Keith, Cornelius. Johnston Co. Years: 1757, 1758, 1761 Creator: Office of Secretary of State; Granville Proprietary Land Office; Call Number: S.108.270 – S.108.283; Location: MFR ( Archive Stacks); MARS Id: 12.12.48.1 (Folder); Scope / Contents: Warrant: 1757 May 11. 640 acres; Descriptive references for land: Elliot Bohannon, Smith Creek, Joshua Horton Plat: 1758 January 31. 579 acres; Descriptive references for land: Smith Creek; Chain carriers: William Abbett, William Manning; Surveyor: William Haywood Deed: 1761 January 10.  Index Terms: Personal Names Abbett, William; Bohannon, Elliot; Haywood, William; Horton, Joshua; Keith, Cornelius.  Manning, William; Geographical Names: Johnston County; Smith Creek; Note: For deed see 12.13.74.35.  http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/

1759 July 26 – … Cornelius Keith of the County of Johnston in the Province of North Carolina planter of the one part ant Elliot Bohannan of the County and Province aforesaid planter of the other part … sd Elliot Bohannon for … consideration … sum of thirty eight pounds … to him the sd Elliot Bohannan … payde by me the sd Cornls Keith … convey … unto him the said Cornelius Keith … a certain tract or parcil of land containing 100 acres more or less lying and being in Johnston County … on the N side of New River … near the mouth of Smith’s Creek running west … in Thomas William’s line … head of Little Branch … containing 100 acres more or less it being a part of a tract of 300 acres sett over to Thos Williams from John Blalock as by his deed… Signed: Elliot Bohannan. Wit: Joshua Houghton, Thos Houghton. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Y-VSGM?cat=332396
1759 July 2 Cornelius Keith fr Elliot Bohannan A1, p 37, Johnston County, NC.

1760 Cornelius Keith – living adj to: Title: Hearn, John. Johnston Co. Years: 1760, 1761; Creator: Office of Secretary of State; Granville Proprietary Land Office; Call Number: S.108.270 – S.108.283; Location: MFR ( Archive Stacks); MARS Id: 12.12.47.1 (Folder); Scope / Contents: Land Entry: 1760 October 3. 700 acres; Descriptive references for land: Neuse River, Toms Creek, Cornelus Kieth, Joshua Houghton Warrant: 1760 October 25. 700 acres; Descriptive references for land: Neuse River, Toms Creek, Cornelius Kieth, Joshua Houghton Plat: 1761 May 1. 490 acres; Descriptive references for land: Neuse River; Chain carriers: Lewis Jones, John McDanece; Surveyor: Charles Young Deed: 1761 July 22; Index Terms: Personal Names: Cornelius, Keith; Hearn, John; Houghton, Joshua; Jones, Lewis; Keith, Cornelius; Kieth, Cornelius; McDanece, John; Young, Charles; Geographical Names: Johnston County; Neuse River; Toms Creek. Note: For deed see 12.13.72.7 http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/

1761 Cornelius Keath fr State of N Carolina G Ral, p 14

1761 – Cornelius Keath – 480 acres + 470 acres – Johnston Co, NC
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1761 Jan 10 – Cornelius Keith579 acres: Title: Keith, Cornelius. Johnston Co. Years: 1761; Creator: Office of Secretary of State; Granville Proprietary Land Office; Call Number: SSLG 74K; Location: Archive Stacks; MARS Id: 12.13.74.35 (Folder)
Scope / Contents: January 10, 1761 579 acres Location: Beginning at a white oak in his line 2 copies Deed #65. Index Terms: Personal Names: Keath, Cornelius; Keith, Cornelius; Geographical Names: Johnston County.  Note: See also 12.12.48.1 http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/ ; https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60621&h=191328&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=ZPE447&_phstart=successSource ;  1761 Jan 10 – Cornelius Keath 579 acres of land in Johston County … in said Keaths line … bk 14, pg 225. Grant No. 65. Johnston County, NC. http://www.nclandgrants.com:8081/grant/?mars=12.14.78.693&qid=406473&rn=1

1761 Feb 8 – Albemarle Parish records, 1739-1777 parts of the two counties of Surry and Sussex, Virginia pt 1, pg. 72, lists James and Rebekah Keith as parents of James, son, Christened on 8 Feb 1761.

1761 March 25 – Will written – … I Owen Keefe of Lancaster County, Hempfield Township, Farmer, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory. …
… to my dearly beloved wife the half of all my estate both real and personal, and the other half of my estate I order it to Thomas Doil at his discreation to divide it amonst my Brothers Children witness whereof I set my hand and seal the day and year above written. Owen Keeffe …. Robert Celty and David Mcumer my executors. Wits: Mary Allison, John Smith.
On the 21 day of April 1761 Mary Allison and John Smith proved up the will in court … Signed: Edwd Shippen DR.
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Owen Keef 1761 bk B1, p 592

1763 March session.
Josiah Scott one of the Admrs of Owen Keefe deced at the instance of Ann Keef widow and admrx of the decd and the said Ann Keef also appearing and the accounts being reexamined and all the papters inspected relating thereunto, after a full hearing the court is of the opinion that the complaint of the said Ann is altogether groundless and that the said Josiah Scott hath discharged his duty as Admr according to law. Owen Keefe opinion of the Court p. 216 1760-63, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9B2-29PM-K?i=266&cat=244145

1761 April 17 – Cornelius Keith to Elliot Bohannan …between Cornelius Keith of the County of Johnston in the province of North Carolina planter of the one part and Elliot Bohannan of Granvil County and province aforesaid planter of the other part … Cornelius Keith for … consideration of the sum of thirty pounds … to him the sd Cornelius Keith in hand payed by sd Elliot Bohannan … said Keith hath given … the sd Elliot Bohannan … that hundred acres of land situat … in Johnston County aforesaid and on the lower side of Smiths Creek and bound as followeth … branch of Little Creek commonly called Toms Creek … to the sd Elliots old line … to Smith Creek … being part of a tract of land granted to the said Keeth … bairing date the 10 of Jan 1760 of 579 acres … Signed: Cornelius Keeth. Wit: David Wimpey, William Moore. Deed bk B1, p 282  Johnston County, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Y-V9TZ?i=210&cat=332396

1761 April 21 – Cornelius Keith to John Bradley
… between Cornelius Keeth of Johnston County in the provence of North Carolina planter of the one part and John Bradley of the county and provence afsd planter of the other part … said Cornelius Keeth .… for and in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds … to him the sd Keeth by him the sd John Bradley in hand already paid … confirm unto him the sd John Bradley … a certain track or parcel of land situate … in Johnston County and provence afsd on the East side of a creek called Smith’s Creek … below the said Keath’s Mill including the said Mill and one acre of land on the W side of the sd Creek joyning the sd Mill … the sd Keeths line … to Elliot Bohannon’s line … it being 200 acres of land more or less granted to the sd Keeth … the 10th day of Jan 1761 … Signed: Cornelius Keeth. Wit: Wm Bryant, Thos Hunter. Deed bk B1, p. 254
Johnston County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Y-V91Z?i=195&cat=332396

1761 Nov 12 – … between Henry McCulloh and Cornelius Keith of Granville County in the province of North Carolina planter … in consideration of 15 pounds 13 shillings 8 pence … Henry McCulloh hath granted .. all that parcel of land being part of the tract No. 12 lying and being on both sides of the South fork of Beaver Dam Creek … containing 196 acres … Signed: Henrly McCulloh, by Jno Campbell, Alexr McCulloh. Wit: Robt Rainey, Alexr Foord, Augustine Bates.  bk G, p 337. Granville County, NC.    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9CR-7N34?i=232&cat=360398

1762 Jan 20 – Cornelius Keith – 700 acres; Title: Keith, Cornelius. Johnston Co. Years: 1762, 1763; Creator: Office of Secretary of State; Granville Proprietary Land Office. Call Number: S.108.270 – S.108.283; Location: MFR ( Archive Stacks); MARS Id: 12.12.48.2 (Folder); Scope / Contents: Warrant: 1762 January 20. 700 acres; Descriptive references for land: Richland Creek, Neuse River Deed: 1763 April 1; Index Terms: Personal Names: Keith, Cornelius; Geographical Names: Johnston County; Neuse River; Richland Creek; Note: For deed see 12.13.74.36. http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/

1762 Apr 8 – John Hite. grantee.
Land grant 8 April 1762.
Summary Location: Hampshire County.
Description: 207 acres including the Falling Spring Run above John Keiths land on both sides of Cacapehon.
Source: Northern Neck Grants K, 1757-1762, p. 385 (Reel 294).
Original survey exists.
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
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1762 June 3 – … between John Toliafarro, Doctor, of Granville County and Province of N Carolina of the one part and George Keath of Johnston County and province of the other part … said John Tolleferro for … consideration of the sum of thirty pounds … paid by the said George Keath … convey to him him the said George Keeth … a certain track or parcel of land containing 150 acres situate … in Johnston County aforsd and on both sides of Newlight Creek and bounded … on the west side of said Creek … Signed: John Toliaferro. Wit: George Rives, Denis Hauld. Proved up on July 1763 Ct by George Rives. Transcript 1762-1771. p. 97. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98Y-VBX?i=351&cat=332396

1762 June 4 -.. James Keith of Craven County planter in the province of North Carolina of the one part and Thomas McLin of the County and Province aforsaid mercht of the other part … James Keith for and in consideration of the sum of 60 pounds … paid by the said Thomas McLin of the County and province aforesaid … set over unto the said Thomas McLin a certain plantation tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in Craven County and on the South side of Neuse River and on the West side of Slocombs Creek which land did formerly belong to the said Keiths father…. at the point called Bichnoes point … to a small gutt then up the said gutt to the fork to a marked pine then W … to Coleman’s Creek … containing 500 acres … Signed: James Keith. Wit: John Gerrard, John Moore, Joseph Martain. Deed bk 2, p 141. Craven County, North Carolina https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Y-J92W?i=144&cat=321810

1762 July 22 – THOMAS McCLANAHAN – Plaintiff vs MARY ISHAM KEITH, Exe. of James Keith, Clergyman, dec’d, Defendant.
The defendant having been duly summoned and failing to appear it is considered that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant the sum of 510 pounds of tobacco to be levied of the Goods and Chattels which were of the said James at the time of his death in the hands of the said Defendant to be administered if so much on her hands to be administered she hath and if she hath not then the costs of the aforesaid to be levied of the proper Goods and Chattels of the said defendant and also his costs. July 22, 1762. Justices present: John West, Daniel McCarty, John Carlysle, and Wm. Adams.  Fauquier County, Virginia Minute Book, part 2, 1756-1763, page 762

1763 Corn Keeth fr State of N Carolina G Ral p 14

1763 Jan 1 – Cornelius Keeth – 480 acres on north side of Neuse River, in Johnston County, NC. http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.78.695&qid=109394&rn=1 ; Title: Keith, Cornelius. Johnston Co.; Years: 1763; Creator: Office of Secretary of State; Granville Proprietary Land Office; Call Number: SSLG 74K; Location: Archive Stacks; MARS Id: 12.13.74.36 (Folder); Scope / Contents: January 1, 1763 480 acres Location: North side of Neuse River 2 copies Deed #79; Personal Names: Keath, Cornelius; Keith, Cornelius; Geographical Names: Johnston County; Neuse River; Source / Donor: http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/

1763 Jan 1 – Cornelius Keith fr State of N Carolina … between the right honorable John Earl Granville of the Kingdom of Great Britain of the one part and Cornelius Keith of Johnston County in the province of North Carolina of the other part … 2 shillings … paid by the said Cornelius Keith …. that track or parcel of vacant land … in Johston County afsd on the No. side of Neuse River joining his own and Thomas Williams line … on Hidgeos? line … containing 480 acres to the said Cornelius Keith … Signed: Thomas Child. Examined by: Jos Long. Wit: James Causland, John Linton. Deed bk D1, p 123.  Johnston County, North Carolina.
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1763 Jan 27 -… I William Keeth of Prince Frederick Parrish in the Province of … Carolina planter for and in consideration of the sum of 40 pounds .. by James Keith of the province of South Carolina and Parrish of Prince Frederick planter … confirm unto the said James Keith … a certain message and tract of land containing by estimation 170 acres the same more or less situate in Craven County in the province aforsd …. on the North side of Nuce River … Signed: William Keeth. Wit: Benjm Buck, James Smith. Deed bk 11, p 74. Craven County, North Carolina.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898M-ZJX?i=97&cat=321810

1763 Aug 12 – … between Henry McCulloh and Lemuel Keith of Granville County in the province of North Carolina planter … in consideration of 20 pounds … paid by the said Henry McCulloh … granted … parcel of land being part of the tract No. 12 … crossing Beaver Dam middle fork … containing 200 acres … to him the said Lemuel Keith… Signed: Henry McCulloh. Wit: James Boyd, Samuel Boyd. Deed bk G, p 337. Granville County, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9CR-7N34?i=232&cat=360398

1763 Aug 13 – … between Lemuel Keith of Granville County in the province of North Carolina of the one part and Henry Eustace McCulloh of the County of Halifax in the province aforesaid of the other part… in consideration of the sum of 42 pounds … to the sd Lemuel Keith … sell … unto the sd Henry Eustace McCulloh … parcel of ground lying in Granville County and on both sides of the Middle Fork of Beaver Dam Creek … containing 200 acres of land … Signed: Henry McCulloh. Wit: John Armstrong, James Boyd. Deed bk F. p. 537. Granville County, NC.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89C5-6Z2J?i=460&cat=360398

1764 Jan 18 – Cornelius Keith to John Bradley
… between Cornelius Keith of Johnston County and province of North Carolina of the one part and John Bradley of said Countyof the other part … consideration of the sum of 42 pounds, 10 shillings … confirmed unto the said John Bradley … a certain tract or parcel of land … in the county aforesaid on the No. side of Neuse River on the upper side Smith’s Creek … at the mouth of said Creek running up the river .. containing 200 acres of land more or less … Signed: Cornelius Keith. Wit: Lodiwich Tamner?, Jacob Hartsfield. Deed bk D1, p 154.  Johnston County, North Carolina.
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1764 May 1 – George Keith to George Reeves … George Keith of the County of Granvill and province of N Carolina planter of the one part and George Reeves of the County of Johnston and province aforesaid planter of the other part .. the said Geo Keith for … consideration of the sum of 33 pounds sterling … paid by the aforesaid Geo Reeves … confirme unto him the said Geo Reeves … a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in Johnston County aforesaid and on the Newlight Creek … on the W side of teh aforesaid Newlight Creek running north along a line of marked trees … thence east crossing the said creek … in all to conclude 150 acres … it being part of a tract of land granted to Aquilla Suggs … in 1757 … Signed: George Keith. Wit: Richard Burton, Thomas Ray. Deed bk. D1 p 173
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1764 Aug 29 -… between Lemuel Keith of Granville County in the Province of North Carolina planter of the one part and Henry Eustace McCulloh of Halifax County in the province aforesaid Esq of the other part … said Lemuel Keith for and in consideration of 42 pounds … by the said Henry Eustace McCulloh … set over unto the said Henry Eustace McCulloh … that parcel or tract of land lying and being in Granville County aforesaid … and bounded … crossing the middle fork of Beaver Dam Creek … containing 200 acres … Signed: Leumuel Keith. Wit: John Clark, James Boyd.  Deed bk G p 340. Granville County, NC.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99CR-7N25?i=235&cat=360398

1765 Feb 27 – … between Benjamin Keith of the Province of South Carolina planter of the one part and Richard Blackledge of Craven County and Province of North Carolina merchant of the other part … said Benjamin Keith for and in consideration of the sum of 68 pounds … paid .. by the said Richard Blacklege … confirm unto the said Richard Blackledge … a certain tract or parcell of land containing 120 acres situate lying and being in Craven County on the N side of Nuce River .. near the mouth of Beaver Dam on the west side of it and runs thence up the Beaver Dam … (in the plat and patent of the sd land) but in James Keith’s deed to Benjamin Keith this … up the Beaver Dam … in James Keiths to the above said Benjamin Keiths … in Bass’s line … by estimation 120 acres … which land was patented by James Keith as by patent … having date the 16th day of February 1737 and which said pattent was for 394 acres a pattent of Andrew Bassic and said land was sold by William Keith to James Keith by deed bearing date the 27th day of February 1763 and by James Keith sold to the above Benjamin Keith by deed bearing dat the 14th day of April 1763 … Signed: Benjamin Keith. Wit: Benja Blackledge, Thomas Cradick, Benja Blacklege Jr. Deed bk 12&13 p. 322. Craven County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98M-XSHF?i=347&cat=321810

1765 June 10 – James Keith. grantee.
Land grant 10 June 1765.  Summary Location: Hampshire County.  Description: 140 acres on the drains of Pattersons Creek adjoining Robert Higgins land.  Source: Northern Neck Grants M, 1762-1765, p. 390 (Reel 295).  Original survey exists.
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
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1765 June 11 – James Keith. grantee.
Land grant 11 June 1765.  Summary Location: Hampshire County.
Description: 170 acres on the drains of Pattersons Creek adjoining his own land.
Source: Northern Neck Grants M, 1762-1765, p. 391 (Reel 295).
Original survey exists.
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
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1765 June 15 – John Keith. grantee.
Land grant 15 June 1765.
Summary Location: Hampshire County.
Description: 209 acres on both sides of Great Cacapehon.
Source: Northern Neck Grants M, 1762-1765, p. 395 (Reel 295).
Original survey exists.
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
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1766 Aug 5: David Keith. grantee.
Land grant 5 August 1766.
Summary Location: Frederick County.
Description: 146 acres on the drains of the Long Marsh and near the head of the same.
Source: Northern Neck Grants N, 1766, p. 90 (Reel 295).
Original survey exists (LVA Accession LOI 108).
Source: Virginia State Land Office Northern Neck Surveys Reel No. 15
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.

1766 Aug 11: James Keith. grantee.
Land grant 11 August 1766.
Summary Location: Hampshire County.
Description: 228 acres on New Creek.
Source: Northern Neck Grants N, 1766, p. 111 (Reel 295).
Original survey exists.
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
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1766 Aug 26 – Cornelius Keith and Sarah, to Joshua Perry E1, p 140
…between Cornelius Keith of the County of Johnston and province of North Carolina of the one part and Joshua Perry of the county of Bute and province aforesd of the other part planter … that the sd Cornelius Keith and Sarah his wife had for the consideration the sum of 65 pounds … by the said Joshua Perry … confirm unto the said Joshua Perry … two certain tracts or parcels of land situat lying and bing in the Parish of St Stephens in the County of Johnston in the sd province and ar bounded as follows ….. to Smiths Creek and down the various courses of sd Creek … the corner of George Reeves line … along the sd Reeves line … to the sd Keeth’s line … 179 acres … the other tract adjoing the above cited tract or parcel land and is bounded as follows … on the river banks of Rigodons line … in his own line … Thomas Williams line … containing in the whole cited land 480 acres of land … granted to the sd Cornelius Keith by Thomas Child … both tracts of land 659 acres of land … Signed: Cornelius Keith, Sarah Keith. Wit: Ben Hardy, James Martain, Nathl Kimbrough. Deed bk E1, pg 140. Johnston County, North Carolina.
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1766-1768 William Keith signs a petition in Maryland … Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1766-1768 Volume 61, Page 551 http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/search.html

1769 June 24 – .. Between George Keith of Granville County, in the province of North Carolina planter of the one part, and William Johnston of Orange County and province aforesaid of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 32 pounds 3 shillings and 2 pence to the said George Keith by the said William Johnston … George Keith hath granted … unto the said William Johnston … that piece parcel or tract of land lying and being in Granville County afsd on the middle fork of Beaver Dam Creek … on Andrew Hamptons line … containing in the whole 200 acres … Signed: George Keith. Wit: Wm Johnston.  Deed bk J p 208. Granville County, NC.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89C5-Z3LY?i=151&cat=360398

1772 – Aug 22 – Fauquier Co., VA 22 Aug 1772, Mary Isham Keith gave Thomas Keith 5 negroes and her share of her mother’s (Judith Davis) estate. In return, Thomas was to pay 150 pounds current money of VA towards Mary’s debt’s and to keep Mary in a decent and genteel manner:
Articles of agreement made and entered into the twenty second day of August Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred and seventy two between Mary Isham Keith of the Parish of Leeds in the County of Fauquier and Colony of Virginia widow and Relict of the late James Keith, Clerk, of the one part and Thomas Keith of the Parish, County and Colony aforesaid Witness whereas the said Thomas Keith has paid for the said Mary Isham Keith the sum of One hundred and fifty pounds current money of Virginia towards the paiment of her debts and is to support and maintain the said Mary Isham Keith in a decent and genteel Manner she the said Mary Isham Keith for and in consideration thereof Hath Bargained, sold, made over, delivered and confirmed and by these presents doth bargain, sell, makeover, Deliver and confirm unto the said Thomas Keith the five following slaves (?), Beck, Finder, Amos, and (?) to have and to hold the said Five negroe Slaves unto the said Thomas Keith his heirs and assigns forever. It is further agreed between the parties that whereas the said Mary Isham Keith will be intitled to an estate or part of an estate (now in the possession of Nicholas Davis of County) at the Death of the said Davis in which said estate as to the said Mary Isham Keith’s part Devolved (or will devolve) to the said Mary Isham Keith by the Death of her mother Judith Davis. Now the said Mary Isham Keith agrees that the said Thomas Keith shall immediately on the death of the said Davis become possessed of her whole and full part of the said estate to have and to hold the same with every part and parcel thereof to the said Thomas Keith his heirs and assigns forever. And Lastly the said Mary Isham Keith doth hereby oblige herself and her heirs […] execute any other deed or writings […]effectual conveyance of the premises to the said Thomas Keith his Heirs and Assigns that shall by him or them reasonably required or by his or their counsel learned in the law […] advised devised or required. In witness whereof the said parties have hereunto interchangably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written. Signed Mary Isham Keith; Thomas Keith. Sealed and Delivered in the presence of John O’Bannon, William Morgan, and ? ?.

1772 Nov 7 – At a Vestry called and held for Dittingin Parish the 7th day of November 1772. … To Alexander Keith p. Acct. 35:4:8 adn 866 tobo.

1773 June 15-July 3 1773 – Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1771 to June-July, 1773 Volume 63, Page 406 mentions Owen Keef living in Talbot County, MD. Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1771 to June-July, 1773 Volume 63, Page 406.  http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/search.html

1773 June 26 – and also to Mess.rs Alexander Cumming, John Campbell, and James Williams Executor of James Keith deceased, that a Bill entitled “An Act to enable the Commissioners for Emitting Bills of Credit to pay the Executor of Philip Hammond deceased the Sum of Money therein mentioned,” … Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1771 to June-July, 1773 Volume 63, Page 324 http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/search.html

1776 Dec 12 – Annapolis, December 1 2th, 1776.
A Return of Sundries wanting for the Recruits for the Artillery at Annapolis.
Listing Andrew Keith in service as a recruit. Muster Rolls and Other Records of Service of Maryland Troops in the American Revolution Volume 18, Page 572 http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/000001/000018/html/am18–572.html

1777 Andrew Keath in the Revolution in Montgomery County, Maryland in a List of Smith’s Company. Journal and Correspondence of the Maryland Council of Safety, July 7:December 31, 1776 Volume 12, Page 352 http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/000001/000012/html/am12–352.html

1777 Jan 10 – Thomas Keefe, pt, drum, Jan 10 1777 and Feb 16 1779 enlistment dates, discharged Nov 1, 1780 Muster Rolls and Other Records of Service of Maryland Troops in the American Revolution Volume 18, Page 222 http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/search.html

1778 John Keith is listed on A Return of Capt. William Marbury’s Company of Artillery. Muster Rolls and Other Records of Service of Maryland Troops in the American Revolution Volume 18, Page 575 http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/search.html

1778 June 15 – Name: Cornelius Keith, Rev War Svc Recs.
Military Date: 15 Jun 1778
Military Place: South Carolina, USA
Military Unit: Fifth Regiment
Notes: State
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1775-1783 – Cornelius Keith in the U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
Name: Cornelius Keith
Military Place: Pennsylvania, USA
State or Army Served: Continental Troops
Rank: Corporal
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1777 Feb 3 – Name: Cornelius Keith
Military Date: 3 Feb 1777
Military Place: South Carolina, USA
Military Unit: Fourth Regiment, Artillery
Notes: State
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1778 June 15 – Name: Cornelius Keith
Military Date: 15 Jun 1778
Military Place: South Carolina, USA
Military Unit: Fifth Regiment
Notes: State
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1778 Sept 8 – Fauquier, Deed Book 6, Pages 522-525. 8 September 1778 per John Gott
Whereas by the last will & Testament of the Rev. James Keith, dec’d. amongst other things he devised a tract of land to his sons, Thomas, Alexander and Isham Keith, to be equally divided. They being of proper age, met and agreed to the division as surveyed:
Thomas Keith to have Huntly .. 543 a. .. on Battle Branch, cor. of Hugh Lampert (now David Thomas’s) also cor. of Benjamin Thomas and the heirs of John Peyton, dec’d .. to cor. of sd. Lampert (now James Sanders) .. cor. to Isham Keith .. line of the Rev. Mr. Scott .. side of one of the main springs of Trap branch Scott’s antient cor. .. cor. of Isham Keith’s on main Trap Branch .. up meanders where sd. Battle Br. falls into Trap Branch .. less 5 a. sold Edward Matthew.
Alexander Keith to have 2 lotts: Roslin & Stony Wood .. 552 a. cor. of Rev. Mr. Scott on main prong of Trap Br. .. Thos. Keith’s line .. foot of the Pignut Ridge by 4 rocks in the line of Samuel Nelms .. lines of Joseph Gibson .. s. side of Pignut .. to cor. of Samuel Skinker .. from Skinker’s line to the line of Rev. Mr. Scott .. 386 a. part of land left me by Rev. Jas. Keith, the other part: beg. at cor. of John Frogg’s, now Isham Keith’s .. John Peyton’s cor, now the land of Wm. Kirk .. Kirk’s and Hugh Lampert’s (now James Lewis) cors .. cor. of Isham Keith .. 166 a. ..
Isham Keith to have 2 lotts, the Soldiers Retreat and South Run. cont. 552 a. .. Beg. at foot of Pignut Ridge in the Iine of Samuel Nelms (now Wm. Downing) near Four Rocks cor. bet. Isham Keith & Alex. Keith’s land .. cor. of Edward Matthews 9 a. sold him by Thomas Keith .. Matthews cor. on the Wolf Trap Br. .. cor. to Thos. Keith’s div. .. 386 a. .. the other Beg. at cor. former John Frogg’s now Alex. Keith’s .. line of Dr. Alex. Bell .. cor. of Rev. Mr. Scott .. line of Hugh Lampert, now James Sanders .. 166 a.
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Signed: Thomas Keith, Alex. Keith, Isham Keith. Wits: John Barker, William Courtney, Burr (B) Barton, Elizabeth (X) Ball. Rec: 28 Sept. 1778, prov. by o. of Barker, Courtney and Barton, wits.

1779 May 30 – May 30th 1779 (2-133)
Know all Men by these Presents, that we Elizabeth Dale, Luke Hanks and Robert Warren, Alexander Keith and Robert Brown are held and firmly bound to Jas. Nisbett, Richard Graham, Jno McMillam and John Murray, Gent. Justices of the Court of Prince William County, now sitting, in the sum of five hundred pounds current money.
Payment whereof well and truly to be made to the said Justices, and their Successors, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these Presents. Sealed with our Seals, this thirty day of May in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine.
The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bound Elizabeth Dale, Luke Hanks and Robert Warren, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Robert Dale deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which have, or shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of them the said Executors or into the Hands or Possession of any other Person or Persons for them and the same so made, do exhibit into the County Court of Prince William at such Time as they shall be thereunto required by the said Court; and the same Goods, Chattels and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which at any Time shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of the said Executors or into the Hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for them do well and truly administer according to Law; And further do make a True and Just Account of their Actings and doings therein, when thereunto required by the said Court; and also well and truly pay and deliver all the Legacies contained and specified in the said Testament, as far as the said Goods, Chattels and Credits, will thereunto extend, and the Law shall charge:
Then this Obligation to be void and of none Effect, else to remain in full Force and Virtue.
Sealed, and delivered, in presence of the Court
Elizabeth Dale SEAL
Luke Hanks SEAL
Robert Warren SEAL
Alex Keith SEAL
Robert Brown SEAL
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1779 May 30 – May 30th 1779 (2-133)
Know all Men by these Presents, that we Elizabeth Dale, Luke Hanks and Robert Warren, Alexander Keith and Robert Brown are held and firmly bound to Jas. Nisbett, Richard Graham, Jno McMillam and John Murray, Gent. Justices of the Court of Prince William County, now sitting, in the sum of five hundred pounds current money.
Payment whereof well and truly to be made to the said Justices, and their Successors, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these Presents. Sealed with our Seals, this thirty day of May in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine.
The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bound Elizabeth Dale, Luke Hanks and Robert Warren, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Robert Dale deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which have, or shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of them the said Executors or into the Hands or Possession of any other Person or Persons for them and the same so made, do exhibit into the County Court of Prince William at such Time as they shall be thereunto required by the said Court; and the same Goods, Chattels and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which at any Time shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of the said Executors or into the Hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for them do well and truly administer according to Law; And further do make a True and Just Account of their Actings and doings therein, when thereunto required by the said Court; and also well and truly pay and deliver all the Legacies contained and specified in the said Testament, as far as the said Goods, Chattels and Credits, will thereunto extend, and the Law shall charge:
Then this Obligation to be void and of none Effect, else to remain in full Force and Virtue.
Sealed, and delivered, in presence of the Court
Elizabeth Dale SEAL
Luke Hanks SEAL
Robert Warren SEAL
Alex Keith SEAL
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1779 Dec 1 – Muster Roll of Capt. Horatio Claggett’s Co. in the 3rd Md. Regt.  Under Command of Major Anderson, for December, 1779. FIFTH COMPANY.  Listed is “Corpl Duncan Keith“, enlistment date 26 May 1778, 3 yrs War. Muster Rolls and Other Records of Service of Maryland Troops in the American Revolution Volume 18, Page 295.   http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/html/search.html

1780 Jan 1 – Name: Cornelius Keith – Rev War
Gender: Male
Military Date: 1 Jan 1780
Military Place: Pennsylvania, USA
State or Army Served: Pennsylvania
Regiment: 5th Regiment
Rank: Corpe
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1780 Oct 3- William Hancock v. John Keith, Henry Smith, George Smith, WIlliam Stamps, & ___ McCraw, 196a, Bedford Co, entd. 3 Oct 1780. Disd. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/6131/VGS_1990_01_01_0020/519078932?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=Return&rc=823,1485,957,1523

1781 Sept 3 – September 3rd 1781 (2-145)
Know all Men by these Presents, that we John Peyton Jun., John McMillion and Alex Keith are held and firmly bound to James Nisbett, Foushee Tebbs, John Tyler, Jno Murray and Richard Graham, Gent. Justices of the Court of Prince William County, now sitting, in the sum of ten thousand pounds of gold and silver current in currency of Commonwealth of Virginia Payment whereof well and truly to be made to the said Justices, and their Successors, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these Presents. Sealed with our Seals, this third day of September in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty One.
The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bound John Peyton Jun., Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Henry Peyton deceased, do make, or cause to be made, a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which have, or shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of him the said John Peyton Jun. or into the Hands or Possession of any other Person or Persons for him and the same so made, do exhibit into the County Court of Prince William at such Time as he shall be thereunto required by the said Court; and the same Goods, Chattels and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said Deceased, which at any Time shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge of the said John Peyton Jun. or into the Hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for him do well and truly administer according to Law; And further do make a True and Just Account of his Actings and doings therein, when thereunto required by the said Court; and also well and truly pay and deliver all the Legacies contained and specified in the said Testament, as far as the said Goods, Chattels and Credits, will thereunto extend, and the Law shall charge: Then this Obligation to be void and of none Effect, else to remain in full Force and Virtue.
Sealed, and delivered, in presence of the Court
John Peyton Jun. SEAL
John McMillion SEAL
Alex Keith SEAL
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1782 Oct 4 – Daniel Keith in the North Carolina and Tennessee, Early Land Records, 1753-1931
Name: Daniel Keith
Record Date: 4 Oct 1782
Location: Washington, North Carolina
Warrant Number: 241
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1783 – James Keith from Betty Sanford, Deed, bk O1, p 58 – Fairfax Deed Book Index 1742-1797

1783 – James Keith from Drew Perez, Deed, bk O1, p 58

1783 Sept 1 Cornelius Keeth, Jr. grantee.
Land grant 1 September 1783.
Summary Location: Henry County.
Description: 133 acres on the waters of Fish River.
Source: Land Office Grants H, 1782-1783, p. 452 (Reel 49).
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1785 – Cornelius Keeth Rev War indents in South Carolina (PDF)
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1785 Jan 28 – Cornelius Keith, Plat For 100 Acres On South West Side Of Black Creek, Cheraw District, Surveyed By William Powe. Date: 1/28/1785
People in this record: Keith, Cornelius; Powe, William; Rivers
Places in this record: Black Creek; Cheraw District
Record details: Date: 1/28/1785
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1785 June 16 – … between John Council Bryan Esq High sherf of the County of Craven and Mary Keith relict of William Keith decd of the Town of Newbern and State of North Carolina of the other part …. commanding him that of the goods and chattels lands and tenements of the Est of Samuel Frazier decd … sum of 517 pounds 19 shillings and 4 pence … Samuel Frazier died seized and possessed amongst other things a certain lot or half acre of land lying in Newbern Town … in execution of the said writ of Fierri Facies and by virtue of his office … did seize and take into his possession the said lot of land in order to raise and levy the said debt and costs … sold the said land to the said Mary Keith for the sum of 60 pounds current money .. confirm unto the said Mary Keith … that lot or half acre of land lying in Newbern on Johns Street beginning at the corner of number 42 and runs north in the plan of the said Town by No 356 … Signed: Jno C Bryan. Wit: Abner Neale, James Sanders. Deed bk 26, p 110. Craven County, North Carolina.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898M-X9ZK?i=131&cat=321810

1785 Sept 1 Reuben Keeth. grantee.
Land grant 1 September 1785.
Summary Location: Montgomery County.
Description: 600 acres on the waters of Greasy Creek the waters of New River.
Source: Land Office Grants R, 1785, p. 243 (Reel 58).
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1785 Sept 1 – Reuben Keeth. grantee.
Land grant 1 September 1785.
Summary Location: Montgomery County.
Description: 400 acres on the head waters of Greasy Creek branch of New River.
Source: Land Office Grants R, 1785, p. 244 (Reel 58).
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1785 Sept 1 – Reuben Keeth. grantee.
Land grant 1 September 1785.
Summary Location: Montgomery County.
Description: 350 acres between the head waters of Greasy Creek and Inaian Creek waters of New River.
Source: Land Office Grants R, 1785, p. 247 (Reel 58).
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1785 Dec 2 – William Keeth. grantee.
Land grant 2 December 1785.
Summary Location: Jefferson County (Ky.).
Description: 300 acres on a branch of Fromans Creek a branch of the beech fork adjoining land of Alexander Keeth.
Source: Land Office Grants U, 1786, p. 566 (Reel 61).
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1787 Sept 24 proved – Isham KEITH, Will, Dated 13 March 1787. Proved 24 Sept. 1787. p. 121 WB2, bk 2, p 119, 128,
Fauquier Families 1759-1799, Alcock and Estelle Stewart King
To wife, Charlotte Keith, 1/3 of estate during life.
Son, John, to have all land in Fauquier Co. and land allowed me as a Continental officer.
Daughters, Betty Keith, Mary Isham Keith, Charlotte Ashmore Keith, Caty Gallahue Keith, Charlotte Ashmore Keith.
Exrs. wife, brother Thomas Keith, Charles Marshall.
Wit: William Hunton Jr, William White, George Roach.
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1788 Apr 28 – Isham Keith decd’s Estate – Inventory: bk 2, p 128
(3 pages of inventory) … Signed: John Obannon, Wm Hunton, Wm Hampton. Fauquier Co, Va.
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1788 Dec 12 – John Kieth
in the North Carolina and Tennessee, Revolutionary War Land Warrants, 1783-1843
Name: John Kieth
[John Keith, Kieth, Keath]
Warrant or Survey Date: 12 Dec 1788
Warrant or Survey Number: 3635
Record Type: Survey Order
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1789 April 21 – John Keith, Plat For 200 Acres On South West Side Of Pee Dee River, Cheraw District, Surveyed By William Lide. Date: 4/21/1789
People in this record: Keith, Cornelius; Keith, John; Lide, William
Places in this record: Cheraw District; Pee Dee River
Record details:  Date: 4/21/1789
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1791 – Drew Perez to James Keith power of attorney, Bk T1, p 244 – Fairfax Deed Book Index 1742-1797

1791-1796 – Alexander and Mary Keith to William Tebbs, Liber Y, 1791-1796, p. 482, deed Prince William County, Virginia deed books.

1792 Oct 24 and June 2 1793 Richard Keith, Son of William Call Jun’ & Hellen his Wife, was born Octr 24th 1792 & baptized June 2nd 1793. Bristol Parish Register, p. 303.

1795 – Josiah Keath is listed in Brunswick County Wills, Etc, Order Bk 5, p. 614 a/c.

1796-1799 – Alexander and Mary Keith to John Cox, Liber Z, 1796-1799, p. 542, deed. Prince William County, Virginia deed books.

1797 – James Keith Jr from John Saunders, Deed, bk Z1, p 379, John Saunders executors; Philip Wanton, Mary Wanton, William Hartshorne, John Butcher. Fairfax Deed Book Index 1742-1797

1797 – William Hartshorne from James Keith Jr, deed, bk Z1, p 444 – Fairfax Deed Book Index 1742-1797

1799-1802 – James Keith from Isaac and Tacy McPherson, Liber1, 1799-1802, p. 82, deed Prince William County, Virginia deed books.

1802 Dec 21 – Watkins, Samuel, Plat For 240.75 Acres On Twelve Mile Gut Creek, Richland District, Surveyed By Cornelius Keith On December 21, 1802. Date: 2/1/1805
People in this record: Keith, Cornelius; Watkins, Samuel
Places in this record: Congaree River; Richland District; Twelve Mile Creek
Record details: Date: 2/1/1805
Series: State Plat Books (Columbia Series) (S213192)
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Identifiers: Archives ID: Series: S213192 Volume: 0040 Page: 00369 Item: 001
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1803 Feb 3 – Sanders, Francis, Plat For 601.75 Acres On Rowells Branch Of Jacksons Creek, Richland District, Surveyed By Cornelius Keith. Date: 2/3/1803
People in this record:  Keith, Cornelius; Rolison, William; Sanders, Francis; Taylor, Thomas.  Places in this record: Jackson Creek; Richland District; Rowell Creek
Record details: Date: 2/3/1803
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1803 Feb 7 – Boddan, Andrew, Plat For 537 Acres On Branch Of Broad River, Richland District, Surveyed By Cornelius Keith. Date: 2/7/1803
People in this record:  Boddan, Andrew; Keith, Cornelius
Places in this record:  Broad River; Richland District
Record details:  Date: 2/7/1803
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Document Type: Plat
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1805 May 21 – 21 May 1805 Jury for trial.
Thomas Keith Excr. of William Hamilton Decd against William Leach
This day came the parties by their attorneys and thereupon came a jury to wit, Lowery Jones, Joseph Harvey, Samuel Mooney, Jacob Baugh, Henry Washington Jr., Presley Sanders, Aaron Sanders, Moore Huff, William Mount, John Kipheart, Jonathan Smith, and George Blackwell who being elected trued and sworn the truth to speak upon the issue joined upon their oaths do say that the defendant doth not detain the Slaves in the declaration meet. in manner and form as in pleading he hath alleged. Therefore it is considered by the court that the plaintiff take nothing by his bill but for his false clamour be in Mercy &c. and that the defendant go there____ day and recover against the plaintiff his costs by him about his defence in his behalf expended. recover against the defendant the Amercement aforesaid by the jury aforesaid in form aforesaid assessed and the costs of this prosecution and the said defendant may be taken &c. Prince William Co, Va. Lose Papers Vol 111. p. 5.

1807 – James Keatts is listed in Brunswick County Wills, Etc, Order Bk 7, p. 236 a/c.

1807 May 25 – Thomas Keith aptmt bk 4, p 370. Fauquier Co, Va.
appraisement of estate of Mr Thomas Keith decd
(2 pages of items) … Signed: John Kelly, Sanders Mories, William Stone …
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1809 Sept 27 – John KEITH, Fauquier County, Virginia Will Book 5 page 113. … Produced to our view by Alexander D. Keeth administrator, Vizt:
1809 Sep 27 – KEITH, John appraisement – 27 Sep 1809, 27 Nov 1809 value of estate not given for household items, plantation utensils, stock & slaves: Jane $200, Scillar $230, Fanny $250, Harriet $250, Maria $200, Milley $180, Evaline $300, Amanda $140, Helen $250, Lucy $200, Peter $200, Thomas $250, Charles $350, Lewis $200, Willis $300, James $200, George $200, Anthony $130, Thompson $120, children Mary & Marshall $50 & Old Mary $50, administer Alexander D. Keith; Signed appraisers Thomas Adams, Peter Adams, Saml Ashly. Book 5 page 113. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645010_00071

1810 Feb 26 – John KEITH — Division & Allotmt – 27 Nov 1809, 26 Feb 1810 administer Alexander D. Keith, he sold slaves: Peter, Lucy & Amanda to pay debts, balance of estate left 401 pounds to be divided among the nine heirs & each received the remaining slaves:
1. Anderson Keith received Charles – Lot No. 1 (No. 5 and 8 owes 1)
2. George Keith received Jane and Anthony – Lot No. 2 (No 8 owes 2)
3. Joseph D. Keith receive Sciller, Mary & Thompson – Lot No. 3 (No 8 owes 3)
4. Enoch Furrs received Fanny, Marshall & Milley – Lot No. 4 (No 4 owes to No 9)
5. Taliaferro Grigsby received Harriot and George – Lot No. 5 (No 5 owes to No 1)
6. Thomas Keith received Maria & James – Lot No. 6 (No. 8 owes No. 6)
7. Peyton R. Keith received Evaline & Lewis – Lot No. 7 (No 8 owes No 7)
8. James Nelson received Helen and Thomas – Lot No. 8 (Lot 8 owes 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9).
9. Alexander D. Keith received Willis – Lot No. 9 (No 4 and 8 owes 9).
Signed: N Farrow, Peter Adams, Benj Dawson.
div and allot of slaves bk 5, p 133. Fauquier Co, Va.
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1810 May 30 – … I surveyed the land of Thomas Keith deceased and allotted the same and deivided it as directed by the said decree and the commissioners therein mentioned which is represented by the above platt. The widow Judith Keith’s dower is described and bounded as follows (to wit) beginnning at X a white oak on Rocky Run it being the beginnning corner of Carter’s originial patent running thence … to the mail Falmouth at T … on the west side of the road at B …. in the old line at C … to B … on the said Rocky Run at A … containing 350 acres … Lot No 2 … 103 acres … Lot No 3 … 103 acres … Lot No 4 … 130 acres … Lot No 5 … 118 acres … Lot No. 6 … 118 acres … Lot No. 7 … 118 acres
No 1 … 103 acres @ 42 / Isham … 216.6.0
No 2 … 103 acres @ 42/ Tarlton F … 216.6.0
No 3 … 103 acres @ 48/Mary Isham 247.4.0
No 4 … 130 acres @ W Skinker 177.0.0
No 5 … 118 acres @ 30/Peter G 177.0.0
No 6 … 118 acres @ 27/ Susan G 159.6.0
No 7 … 118 acres @ 33/ James Keith 194.14.0
Signed: John Blackwell, Peter Conway, William Thompson.

Division of land 1810 Keith

Appraisement and division of the negroes belonging to the Estate of Thomas Keith deceased:
Mrs Keith’s lot of negroes:
Calsius, Hannah, Rhoderick, Peggy, Ulysses.
1 – Isham Keith drew for his lot No 1 Hannibal
No 5 to pay No 1.
2 – Susan G Keith No 2 Amos, boy Alfred
No 2 to pay No 3 and No 6
3 – Mary J Keith No. 3 boy Charles
No 2 to No 3
4 – James Keith No. 4 man Alexander
No 5 to pay No 4
5 – Tarlton F Keith No. 5 Agga, Neo and Susan
No 5 to pay No 1, 4, and 6
6 – Peter G Keith No. 6 girl Millinda
No 2, 5 and Mrs Keith to pay No 6.
Signed: John Blackwell, Peter Conway, Wm Thompson.
Account of Sales of the property belonging to the Estate of Thomas Keith deceased which took place agreeable to public advertisement on the 14th day of December 1810 …
Mrs Judith Keith … (list of items purchased)
James Keith … (list of items purchased)
Tarlton F Keith … (list of items purchased)
Braxton Latham – purch
Doct L Chilton – purch
Stephen Chilton … (list of items purch)
Signed: William Thompson, clk, Judith Keith executrix.
Division of Land in estate (Plat Drawing showing how divided).
est division and sales. Will bk 5, p 229-231. Fauquier Co, Va.
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1811 – Prestwood, Jonathan, Plat For 1,000 Acres On Spring Branch, Darlington District, Surveyed By Joel Bliss. (Copy) Date: 1811
People in this record:  Bliss, Joel; Dohorty, John; Falconer, William; Cornelius Keith; John Keith; Oneal, John; Prestwood, Jonathan; Wilkington, William
Places in this record:  Darlington District; Spring Branch
Record details:  Date: 1811
Series: State Plat Books (Columbia Series) (S213192)
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1813 Dec – Chastain, Benjamin, Plat For 324 Acres On Weavers Creek, Pendleton District, Surveyed By James Jett. Date: 12/1813
People in this record:  Chastain, Benjamin; Huff, Philemon; Jett, James; Cornelius Keith; Roper, Joshua; Slone, David
Places in this record: Oolenoy River; Pendleton District; Saluda River; Weaver Creek
Record details:  Date: 12/1813
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1815 Jan 24 – Cornelius Keith, Plat For 160 Acres On South Saluda River, Greenville District, Surveyed By Gabriel Benson. Date: 1/24/1815
People in this record: Benson, Gabriel; Keith, Cornelius; Southerlin, James
Places in this record:  Greenville District; South Saluda River
Record details:  Date: 1/24/1815
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1816 Committee On Roads, Bridges, And Ferries, Report On The Petition Of Cornelius Keith Asking For A Turnpike Road To Table Mountain. (2 Pages) Date: 1816 C.
People in this record:  Keith, Cornelius; Seabrook, William
Places in this record:  Table Mountain
Topics in this record:  Roads, Committee On
Record details:  Date: 1816 C.
Series: Committee Reports (S165005)
Document Type: Report Of Legislative Committee
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1816 Nov – Cornelius Keith, Petition For A Turnpike On The Road To Table Rock Mountain. (2 Pages) Date: 11/1816
254152 People in this record: Keith, Cornelius
Places in this record: Pendleton District; Table Rock Mountain
Topics in this record: Streets, Roads, And Highways; Tolls
Record details: Date: 11/1816
Series: Petitions to the General Assembly (S165015)
Document Type: Petition
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1817 Apr 22 – Cornelius Keith, Plat For 153 Acres Near Table Mountain, Pendleton District, Surveyed By Gabriel Benson. Date: 4/22/1817
People in this record: Benson, Gabriel; Keith, Cornelius; Neil, John
Places in this record: Pendleton District; Table Rock Mountain
Topics in this record: Record details:  Date: 4/22/1817
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1820 Oct – Pendleton District, Presentment Concerning The Inadequacy Of The Sheriffs Bond, The Influx Of Hawkers And Peddlers, And The Cost Of Providing For The Poor. (2 Pages) Date: 10/1820.  285203
People in this record: Davis, Enoch; Denny, Joshua; Donaldson, William; Ellison, James; Felton, Amariah; Freeman, Wiley; Frick, Jacob; Gravelly, John Jr.; Gravelly, John Sr.; Hubbard, Jeremiah; Hunt, Helm; Hunter, James; Cornelius Keith; Mccarley, Joseph
Places in this record: Pendleton District
Topics in this record: Hawkers And Peddlers; Poor, Care Of; Sheriffs
Record details: Date: 10/1820
Series: Grand Jury Presentments (S165010)
Document Type: Presentment
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1824 Dec 7 – Williamson, Abraham, Plat For 1,000 Acres On Horse Pen Branch, Darlington District, Surveyed By Nathaniel Hanks. Date: 12/7/1824
People in this record: Doherty, John; Falconer; Hanks, Nathaniel; Cornelius Keith; John Keith; Kilgore, James; More, Isham; Williamson, Abraham
Places in this record: Black Creek; Darlington District; Horsepen Branch; Middle Branch; Spring Branch.  Record details: Date: 12/7/1824.  Series: State Plat Books (Columbia Series) (S213192).  Document Type: Plat.  Images: Available at SCDAH building or by order. See How to search menu.  Identifiers: Archives ID: Series: S213192 Volume: 0047 Page: 00329 Item: 000.  http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1824 Nov 15 – proveup – written on 1814 May 19 – Will of James KEITH, Jr. dated May 19, 1814 proved November 15, 1824 in Fairfax County, VA. Book 1 p 294
Residue equally to seven children: Elizabeth Contee, John Contee, James, Margaret Snowden, Jane Anne Contee, Catherine Contee and Thomas Randolph.
Executors: sons John Contee, James and Thomas Randolph
1824 – James Keith will – bk N1, p 294 Index to Will Books 1742-1866, Fairfax Co, Va.
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1825 Sept 19 – … on the motion of James Keith executor of James Keith the elder, decd, Robert Ratcliffe being first sworn according to law is appointed to settle the estate account of the said decedent with the executor and make report to the Court.
… In account with James Keith executor … (payments documented over 5 pages).
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Est acct bk O, p. 186-190.
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1826 – James Keith inventory – bk O1,
bk O, p 122-127, inventory and appraisement: (6 pages of items)
Signed: Charles F Ford, Edward Ford, James Lanaster. Fairfax Co, Va.
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1827 Nov Ct – James Keith est acct – …
bk P1, p 156 Index to Will Books 1742-1866, Fairfax Co, Va.
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1830 – James Keith est acct –
bk Q1, p 61,
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1832 – James Keith
bk Q, p 289 Index to Will Books 1742-1866, Fairfax Co, Va.
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1835 – James Keith, Sr
bk R1, p 314
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1824 – James Keith will – bk N1, p 294 Index to Will Books 1742-1866, Fairfax Co, Va.
1826 – James Keith inventory – bk O1, p 122, 127, 129, Est acct 186 Index to Will Books 1742-1866, Fairfax Co, Va.
1828 – James Keith est acct – bk P1, p 156 Index to Will Books 1742-1866, Fairfax Co, Va.
1830 – James Keith est acct – bk Q1, p 61, 1832 – p 289 Index to Will Books 1742-1866, Fairfax Co, Va.
1835 – James Keith, Sr – bk R1, p 314 Index to Will Books 1742-1866, Fairfax Co, Va.

1832 – Ambrose Reed,  Plat For 472 Acres On Adams Creek, Pickens District, Surveyed By John Bowen. Date: 10/23/1832
People in this record: Bowen, John; Eadens, Samuel; Hagood, C.; Cornelius Keeth; Reed, Ambrose; Simmons; Sotherland, James
Places in this record: Adams Creek; Pickens District; Saluda River
Topics in this record: Record details: Date: 10/23/1832
Series: State Plat Books (Columbia Series) (S213192)
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1833 Jan 1 – 1 January 1833
John Hutcheson vs Anderson Keith & William Neilson
John Hutcheson administrator with the will annexed of Susan F. Graham deceased, complains of A. D. Keith & Wm. Neilson, alias Anderson D. Keith & William Neilson, in custody & of a plea that they render unto him the sum of Fifty Dollars, which from him they unjustly detain – for this, that the said Defendants, on the first day of January Eighteen hundred and thirty three, at the county aforesaid, by their certain note in writing, sealed with their seals, and to the court now here shewn, dated on the same day & year aforesaid, at the county aforesaid, bound themselves, their heirs & to pay, or cause to be paid unto Susan F. Graham, her heirs &c. the just & legal sum of Fifty Dollars current money of Virginia, on or before the twenty fifth day of December Eighteen hundred and thirty three – by reason whereof and by force of the statute? In such cases made and provided, action has accrued to the Plaintiff to demand & receive from the Defendants the said sum of Fifty Dollars.
Nevertheless the said Defendants, although often thereto required, the said sum of Fifty Dollars, to the said Susan F. Graham in her life-time, did not pay, nor have they paid the same, or any part thereof to the plaintiff, since the death of the said Susan F. Graham, but the same to pay to the said Susan F. Graham, in her life-time always neglected & refused and to the said plaintiff, since the death of the said Susan F. Graham, they still refuse to the damage of the plaintiff fifty dollars, and therefore he brings his suit &c.
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1837 – Cornelius Keith, Petition To Renew The Charter To The Turnpike From Pumpkin Town To Table Rock In Pickens District. (4 Pages) Date: 1837.  256840
People in this record: Keith, Cornelius
Places in this record: Pickens District; Pumpkintown; Table Rock Mountain
Topics in this record: Streets, Roads, And Highways.  Record details: Date: 1837.  Series: Petitions to the General Assembly (S165015).  Document Type: Petition.  Images: Online.  Identifiers: Archives ID: Series: S165015 Year: 1837 Item: 00044 ignore: 000.  http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1837 – Committee On Roads, Bridges, And Ferries, Report On The Petition Of Cornelius Keith To Renew A Turnpike Charter. (2 Pages) Date: 1837 C.
People in this record: Irby, James H.; Keith, Cornelius
Places in this record: Topics in this record: Roads, Committee On
Record details: Date: 1837 C.
Series: Committee Reports (S165005)
Document Type: Report Of Legislative Committee
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1839 Jul 10 – Thomas Keith will bk 19, p 377 Fauquier Co, Va.

1844 Sept 14 –  will bk 19, p 83 Fauquier Co, Va.
aptmt bk 19, p. 132
sale list bk 19, p 135,
divisn slaves bk 19, p 250
allotmt of slaves bk 21, p277
exors acct bk 21, p 313

1849 Aug 30 – Marshall Keith aprtmt bk 22, p 126 Fauquier Co, Va.
admr acct bk 23, p 205

1853 Mar 19 – Alexander D Keith aprtmt bk 25, p 15 Fauquier Co, Va.
sale list bk 25, p 17
aprtmt bk 25, p 297.

1854 June 22 – Judith Keith will bk 27, p 120  Fauquier Co, Va.

1852 – Nancy Keith, Petition To Recharter A Turnpike From Pumpkinton To The Table Rock In Pickens District. (2 Pages) Date: 1852.  258788
People in this record: Cornelius Keith; Nancy Keith
Places in this record: Pickens District; Pumpkintown; Table Rock Mountain
Topics in this record: Streets, Roads, And Highways
Record details: Date: 1852
Series: Petitions to the General Assembly (S165015)
Document Type: Petition  Images: Online
Identifiers: Archives ID: Series: S165015 Year: 1852 Item: 00046 ignore: 000
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1854 Nov 6 – Archer, A. H. And Cornelius Keith, Plat For 821 Acres On Saluda River And Table Mountain, Pickens District, Surveyed By Thomas D. Garvin. Date: 11/6/1854
People in this record: Archer, A. H.; Garvin, Thomas D.; Keith, Cornelius; Lewis, Maj.; Maverick, S.
Places in this record: Pickens District; Saluda River; Silver Creek; Table Mountain
Record details: Date: 11/6/1854
Series: State Plat Books (Columbia Series) (S213192)
Document Type: Plat
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1861 Apr 8 – Masters, John H., Plat For 57 Acres On South Saluda River, Pickens District, Surveyed By Alexander Edens. Date: 4/8/1861
People in this record: Archer; Edens, Alexander; Keith, Cornelius; Masters, John H.; Masters, John Sr.; Masters, Thomas; Maverick
Places in this record: Pickens District; South Saluda River
Record details: Date: 4/8/1861
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Major Family Groups for Keiths:

MARYLAND:

George Keith:
1670 George Keith wife Dorothy Keith – Calvert and Charles Co, MD locations

Constantine Keife
— 1672 transports his family to St Mary’s Co, MD
wife – Joane Keife
daughter – Elinor Keife
son – Arthur Keife
—1674 Constantine is executor of Roger Shehee decd estate,
—1675 suit against Roger Shehee estate by Garrett VanSweringen for use of his physick (Robert Harper servant) who treated Shehee for illness but wasnt paid.

——1688 Arthur Keife appears in St Mary’s Co, MD re tobo collections
———1699 Arthur Keeth deceased — St Mary’s Co, MD

William Keeth
—1675 recd a certificate in MD
—1676 granted 100 acres in St Mary’s Co, MD
—1682 survey of 50 acres in St Mary’s Co, MD
—1695 is deceased with Daniel Sheridan as admin of estate in Calvert Co, MD.

James Keith
—1692 appears in Richmond, Va recs – as a JP in Calvert Co, MD.
—1693 witnesses Richard Gardner’s will in Calvert Co, MD.
—1699 signs in capacity for St Maries Co, MD on Baker Brooke’s will
—1707 Mr Haynes (or Haines) via his atty Edmond Pearce, conveys 635 acres known as Smith’s Point to Mr James Keith late of Maryland, in Beaufort Co, NC.
—1709 James Keith conveys 635 acres to the Hon Thomas Cary Esq in Beaufort Co, NC
—1709 George Moy appoints James Keith as his atty in Beaufort Co, NC
—1710 John Nelson and wife Ann assign 260 acres on North River by Crany Isl in fork of Eastermore Cr to James Keith in Beaufort Co, NC
—1710 James Keith is appraiser of George Harcole decds estate in Beaufort Co, NC

Robert Keife (Keith) minister
wife Mary Keith
—1706 recd 446 acres in Somerset Co, MD
—1716 Robert and Mary now in Great Brittain convey 446 acres to Samuel Handy Sr in Somerset Co, MD.

PENNSYLVANIA:

Cornelius Keefe:
wife Elizabeth
daughter Jean
daughter Elizabeth
son Cornelius
son Daniel
—1750 last will of Cornelius Keefe in Lancaster Co, PA

Cornelius Keefe Jr.
—1755 Cornelius Keith married to Eleanor Hunt in Philadelphia, PA.

VIRGINIA:

George Keith b. 1584 in 1617 arrives in Virginia (age 40 in 1624 muster in Va)(1656 – last transaction seen)
wife Martha Keith – wife (in 1634 transaction)
son John Keith son b. 1713 – in 1624 – (George Keith has a son John Keith 11 yrs old)

James Keith
—1726 granted 250 acres on Stony Cr in Prince George Co, Va
—1730 Reverend Mr James Keith in Henrico Parish Va – until end of 1733
—1732 James Keith land adj Theophilus Field, Stony Cr, Nottaway Riv Rd, Prince George Co, Va.
—1733 James Keith land adj John Sturdevant, George Floyd, Stony Cr, Prince George Co, Va
—1733 James Keith land adj John Lovitt, Stony Cr, Prince George Co, Va
—1734 James Keith recd grant for 1550 acres on Stony Cr, adj Thomas Hardaway and Col Mumford. Prince George Co, Va.
—1738 James Keith is a juror in Prince George Co, Va x 3 cases.
—1738 James Keith, Francis Bressie and Anthony Haynes appt to lay out survey for John Epes and Isham Epse for water mill in Prince George Co, Va.
—1739 James Keith is security for Francis Bressie license for keeping ordinary in Prince George Co, Va.
—1739 James Keith, Francis Bressie, John Manson & Anthony Haynes appt to appraise est of John Roberts in Prince George Co, Va.
—1739 James Keith records earmarks in Prince George Co, Va.
—1739 James Keith on Grand Jury in Prince George Co, Va.
—1743 James Keith posts bond to Richard Osborne for probate of will of Thomas Arbuthnot decd in Fairfax Co, Va.
—1744 James Keith and Amos Gowing listed on Burgesses election poll in Fairfax Co, Va.
—1745 James Keith recd 389 acres on Stoney Cr in Prince George Co, Va
—1761 James Keith and Rebekah Keith as parents of James Keith son Christening, Albemarle Parish (Brunswick Co, Va area).

Cornelius Keefe
wife Dianna Cockarill 1707
wife Elizabeth 1742
—1707 married Dianna Cockarill in Kent Co, MD
—1709 Cornelius Keith arrives in Colony of Virginia
—1713 Cornelius Keiff and Richard Kirkland recd 268 acres in Stafford Co, Va
—1715 recd 630 acres in Stafford Co, Va.
—1723 on rent roll for 230 acres in Stafford Co, Va
—1724 land near Beverdam Cr in King William Co, Va
—1725 wits conveyance from William Gower to Thomas Huckaby in Prince George Co, Va.
—1726 land adj Northanna Riv in King William Co, Va.
—1728 living at landing on Roanoke Riv when Col William Byrd visited.
—1731 land adj Beveerdam Cr near John Southland, Capt James Terry, Caroline Co, Va
—1734 Cornelius Keith adj Robert Hix Sr, Samuel Clark Jr, Roanoke Riv, Brunswick Co, Va.
—1736 Cornelius Keith wit to will of John Nipper Sr in Brunswick Co, Va
—1738 Cornelius Keife, Mary King, and Catherine Patterson are wits to Thomas Stroud will in Brunswick Co, Va.
—1739 Cornelius Keith leave for keeping a Ferry over Roanoak Riv in Brunswick Co, Va
—1739 Cornelius Keith owes on acct to James Young in Prince George Co, Va.
—1740 Cornelius Keith land opposite Roanoke River from Martha Alexander in Brunswick Co, Va.
—1741 Cornelius Keith and Michael Going assign rights for wolfs heads to John Mitchell in Brunswick Co, Va.
—1742 Cornelius Keith conveys 100 acres to Thomas Twitty orig recd fr Robert Hix Sr in Brunswick Co, Va.
—1746 Mary Gowen, wife of John Gowen, confirmed as daughter of Cornelius Keith in deed history in Fairfax Co, Va.
—1750 Thomas Twitty recd grant for Keaths Island in Roanoak Riv, Lunenburg Co, Va

Cornelius Keef:
—1751 Cornelius Kief on rentroll in Prince William Co, Va
—1753 Cornelius Keef on rentroll in Prince William Co, Va
—1754 Cornelius Keiff on rentroll in Prince William Co, Va
—1760 Corn Keiff rentroll in Northumberland Co, Va

John Keith:
—1756 wits Shrf sale of land of William Walker decd to John Fitzhugh in Stafford Co, Va.
—1762 has land adj to John Hite, Falling Spring Run, Cacapehon, in Hampshire Co, Va.
—1765 recd grant of 209 acres on both sides of Great Cacapehon in Hampshire Co, Va

William Keethe:
—1739 Lucy daughter of William and Ann Keethe born in Bruton and Middleton Parishes Register, Va

James Keith:
—1765 recd grant of 140 acres on Pattersons Cr adj Robert Higgins land in Hampshire Co, Va
—1765 recd grant of 170 acres on Pattersons Cr adj own land in Hampshire Co, Va.
—1766 recd grant of 228 acres on New Creek in Hampshire Co, Va.

David Keith:
—1766 recd grant of 146 acres on drains of Long Marsh in Frederick Co, Va

NORTH CAROLINA:

Chowan and Bertie County area:

Tredle Keefe
wife Ellinor Keefe
son Tredle Keefe
son John Keefe
—1707 recd 50 acres in Chowan Co, NC
—1711 wits William Williams’ will
—1712 conveys 629 acs on Meherring Cr to Robert Patterson in Chowan Co, NC
—1712 wits conveyance of George Smith to Timothy Macarty in Chowan Co, NC
—1712 recs pwr atty from George Smith to sell land to Timonthy Carter in Chowan Co, NC
—1712 conveys 309 acres to William Hooker in Chowan Co, NC
—1712 conveys 150 acres to Edward Moore in Chowan Co, NC
—1712 recs pwr atty fr William Pagett to convey land to Peter Parker in Chowan Co, NC
—1713 conveys 530 acres to Jonathan Sears in Chowan Co, NC.
—1713 wits conveyance fr William Bush to Abraham Bullett in Chowan Co, NC
—1713 wits conveyance fr George Smith and wife Sarah to Charles Jones in Chowan Co, NC
—1714 appt admin estate of of Thomas Conglin
—1714 recd 538 acres from William Bush and wife Martha in Chowan Co, NC
—1714 wits conveyance from William Bush and wife Martha to William Sharp in Chowan Co, NC
—1714 wits conveyance from John Smith to Richard Church in Chowan Co, NC
—1715 apprsr for George Smith decds estate in Chowan Co, NC.
—1718 conveys to Robert Calfe in Chowan Co, NC
—1723 will names sons Tredle and John, wife Elenor, and Margaret Keef and Elizabeth Keefe (unk relation)

Treddle Keefe Jr – son of Treddle Keefe Sr
—1728 wit to James Peeke’s will in Bertie Co, NC
—1738 sells 640 acres to Nicholas Farless in Bertie Co, NC

John Keife – son of Treddle Keefe Sr
—1736 conveyed 50 acres conveyed to him by Treddle Keefe, to James Averett in Bertie Co, NC
—1739 recd 150 acres from George Smith, via his atty John Wynn in Bertie Co, NC
—1757 John Keith recd 200 acres on N side Pamptico Riv at Duck Creek from Samuel Corprew in Beaufort Co, NC.

Mary Keefe –
— is legatee in William Marshall’s will, wit John Wynn, Bertie Co, NC

Craven County area:

James Keith:
—1692 appears in Richmond, Va recs – as a JP in Calvert Co, MD.
—1693 witnesses Richard Gardner’s will in Calvert Co, MD.
—1699 signs in capacity for St Maries Co, MD on Baker Brooke’s will
—1707 Mr Haynes (or Haines) via his atty Edmond Pearce, conveys 635 acres known as Smith’s Point to Mr James Keith late of Maryland, in Beaufort Co, NC.
—1709 James Keith conveys 635 acres to the Hon Thomas Cary Esq in Beaufort Co, NC
—1709 George Moy appoints James Keith as his atty in Beaufort Co, NC
—1710 John Nelson and wife Ann assign 260 acres on North River by Crany Isl in fork of Eastermore Cr to James Keith in Beaufort Co, NC
—1710 James Keith is appraiser of George Harcole decds estate in Beaufort Co, NC
—1714 granted 2050 acres on Nues River in Craven Co, NC
—1729 recd from William Handcock Jr lot No. 8 in Newbern Town lot on Neuse River in Craven Co, NC
—1738 conveyed 2050 acres to William Handcock Sr, Wit inc George Keith, in Craven Co, NC
—1750 recd grant of 300 acres on N side Neuse Riv and Beaver Dam in Craven Co, NC

James Keith:
—1762 sells 500 acres formerly belonging to his father, on S side of Neuse R, Slocombs Cr to Thomas McLin in Craven Co, NC
—1763 William Keeth conveyed to James Keith 170 acres on Neuse River in Craven Co, NC

George Keith:
——-1731 George Keith recd 15 acres from Thomas Fisher in Craven Co, NC
——-1738 conveyed 2050 acres to William Handcock Sr, Wit inc George Keith, in Craven Co, NC

William Keeth:
—1763 William Keeth conveyed to James Keith 170 acres on Neuse River in Craven Co, NC
—1785 Mary Keith relict of William Keith decd of Town of Newbern, Craven Co, NC, recd lot No 356, adj lot no 42

Benjamin Keith:
—conveys 120 acres to Richard Blacklege on N side of Neuse Riv on mouth of Beaver Dam recd fr James Keith who recd it in 1737, sold by William Keith to James Keith in 1763, and by James eith to Benjamin Keith in 1763. Craven Co, NC.

Johnston and Granville County area:

George Keith:
—1762 buys 150 acres fr John Toliafarro, Doctor, on Newlight Cr in Johnston Co, NC

Cornelius Keith:
wife Sarah
—1759 recd 100 acres from Elliot Bohannan adj Smiths Creek, Neuse River, Thos Williams, in Johnston Co, NC
—1759 sells 50 acres to Elliot Bohannan N side of Neuse R, Smiths Creek, in Johnston Co, NC
—1761 recd grants of 480 acres and 470 acres in Johnston Co, NC
—1761 recd grant of 579 acres in Johnston Co, NC
—1761 sells 100 acres to Elliot Bohannan on Smiths Cr, in Johnston Co, NC
—1761 sells one acre with a Mill to John Bradley on Smiths Creek adj Elliot Bohannon in Johnston Co, NC
—1761 buys 196 acres fr Henry McCulloh on Beaver Dam Cr in Granville Co, NC
—1762 recd grant of 700 acres on Neuse Riv, Richland Cr, in Johnston Co, NC
—1763 recd grant of 480 acres on N side of Neuse R in Johnston Co, NC
—1764 conveys 200 acres to John Bradley on Neuse River upper Smiths Cr in Johnston Co, NC
—1766 Cornelius Keith and wife Sarah sell to Joshua Perry 480 acres and 179 acres on Smiths Cr in Johnston Co, NC.

Lemuel Keith:
—1763 Lemuel Keith buys 200 acres from Henry McCulloh on Beaver Dam in Granville Co, NC
—1764 Lemuel Keith conveys 200 acres to Henry McCulloh on Beaver Dam, wits John Clark, James Boyd, in Granville Co, NC

George Keith:
—1764 conveys 150 acres to George Reeves on Newlight Creek in Johnston Co, NC.
—1769 conveys 200 acres to William Johnston on Beaer Dam Cr in Granville Co, NC

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Johnston Co, NC Index page for Cornelius Keith deeds: 1759-1763 deed dates
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99DH-JBT1?i=715&cat=332396 (Grantee)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99D4-BXJR?i=457&cat=332396 (Grantor)

1759 July 2 Cornelius Keith fr Elliot Bohannan A1, p 37, Johnston County, NC.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Y-VSGM?i=28&cat=332396
1760 Cornelius Keeth fr Elliot Bohannon A1, p 52
1761 Cornelius Keath fr State of N Carolina G Ral, p 14
1762 Cornelius Keith to Elliot Bohannan B1, p 282
1762 Cornelius Keith to John Bradley B1, 254
1763 Corn Keeth fr State of N Carolina G Ral p 14
1763 Cornelius Keith fr State of N Carolina D1, p 123
1764 Cornelius Keith to John Bradley D1, p 154
1764 George Keith to George Reeves D1 p 173
1768 Cornelius Keith and Sarah, to Joshua Perry E1, p 140

Fairfax Va –

1814 – James Keith will – index – https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007644609_00132
bk N, p 294
bk O, p 122, 127, 129, 186
bk P, p 156
bk R, p 148, 149
bk R, p 179, 314
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007644614_00164

Prince George Co, Va
Mixed Records – Index: 1711-1725: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645711_00125

1725 Nov 25 – James Keith survey (Stoney Creek) on both sides .. including his land purchased of Edward Colwell 750 acres. p. 1024
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645713_00314

1726 March 14 – Estate of Richard Kirkland inventory, etc p. 976.
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645713_00266

1726 Dec 22 – James Keith survey (Stoney Creek) p. 1025
(Note: Same page – Richard Kirkland has a survey on Feb 1, 1725, 35 acres adjoining his old land on the S side of Blackwater.
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645713_00315

Summary of above – grouped by name:   1670-1690 – Keiths in area:

 

Info to review: 

Chowan Co, NC:

1703 Oct 5 – Wm Keate to George Slade, bk W, p 42 Chowan Co, NC
Will Keats, to George Slade, and wife Martha, his father and mother in law. Part of the tract of land on which I live; 70 acres on the west side of George Swain’s Swamp; October 5, 1703. Test, Nath’l Chevin, James Long. (Washington or Tyrrell.) Chowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98M-DW59?i=44&cat=379675

1706/07 July 3 – Patrick Lawler, and wife Elizabeth, to Tredle Keefe. 50 acres land west side Bennetts Creek ; July 3d, 1706–7. Test, Jos. Daniel, James Bruddy. Abstracts of Conveyances. Chowan County, North Carolina.

1712 Jan 1 – Tredle Keefe, to Robert Patterson, of the Upper Parish of Nansemond County, Virginia. 629 acs on Meherring Creek; January 1st, 1712. Test, George Smith, Hen. Emerson, Thos. Maudew. Chowan County, North Carolina.
1712 Jan 1 – Treddle Keefe to Robert Patterson bk W, p 138-140 – 629 acres granted to Treddle Keefe on March 5, 1711/12, on Meherring Creek. Signed: Treddle Keefe. Wit: Geo Smith, Hen Emanson, Thomas Meadow.
Elenor Keefe, wife of Tredle Keefe, to George Smith, or Henry Emerson. Power of attorney to acknowledge sale of above land.
1713 Jan 19 – Elinor Keefe to George Smith letter of atty , bk W, p 138 Chowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98M-6VF?i=140&cat=379675

1712 Jan – George Smith, and wife Sarah, to Timothy Macarty. 640 acres, called Neton, on Broad Creek ; January, 1712. Test, Tredle Keefe, Henry Emerson, William Wilson. bk W. pg 141-142. Chowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998M-6KM?i=144&cat=379675

1712 approx – Sarah Smith wife of George Smith, to Tredle Keefe. Power of attorney for her husb George Smith unto Timothy Carter 200 acres of land; without date. Signed: Sarah Smith. Wit: Robert Patterson, Thomas Mandew. bk W, pg 141. Chowan Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98M-62K?i=143&cat=379675

1712 Jan 20 – Treddle Keefe to William Hooker – 1712 Jan 20 – Tredle Keefe, to William Hooker. 309 acres south side Meherrin River; January 20, 1712 Test, Henry Emerson, Timothy Macarty. James Hooper, to John Worley. April 21st, 1713; 150 acres on south shore ot Chowan, adjoining lands of Thomas Steely and Wm. Keels. Test, Ephraiin Luerton, James Bate. Chowan County, North Carolina.
… between Triddell Keefe of ye Precinct of Chowan ye County of Albemarle in ye provnce of No Carolina of ye one part and William Hooker of ye precinct and province afsd of ye other part …. sd Triddell Keefe for and in consideration of 7 pounds 10 shillings to him paid by William Hooker .. confirm and make over to ye sd William Hooker … one parcell of land containing 309 acres .. in ye precinct and county afsd on ye South side of Meherring River in Chowan Precinct afsd beginning …. former survey made by ye said Tredell Keefe when ye land afsd first surveyed which is now in the secretaries office .. Signed: Treddle Keefe. Wit: Henry Emanson, Timothy Macarty. Deed bk W, p 142. Chowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998M-6KM?i=144&cat=379675

1712 Jan 20 – Treddle Keefe and wife to Edward Moore – 1712 Jan 20 – Tredle Keefe, and wife Elinor, to Edward Moore, of Nansemond, County, Va. 150 acres land on Meherrin; January 20,1712. Test, John Smith, Jack Lewis. Chowan County, North Carolina.
… between Treddell Keefe of ye precinct of Chowan in ye province of Carolina yeoman of ye one part and Edward Moore of Nancymond in ye Colony and dominion of Virginia of ye other part … ye sd Treddell Keefe for and in consideration of 15 pounds of tobacco to him in hand paid by ye afsd Edward Moore … Treddell Keefe … confirm unto ye sd Edward Moore … parcel of land lying and being in ye afsd Chowan Precinct in Albemarle County at a plan commonly called and known by ye name of Maherring and part of a quarter tract granted to ye sd Treddell Keefe and by a patent bearing date ye 5th day of March 1711/12 and registered y 26th of y Inst … a corner tree of Robert Pattersons land … on the South side of a deep branch … containing by estimation 150 acres … Signed: Treddell Keefe, Elener Keefe. Wit: John Smith, Lark Lewis. Deed bk W, p 150 Chowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98M-6KF?i=152&cat=379675

1712 Oct 25 – William Pagett, to Tredle Keefe. Power of attorney to convey tract of land north side Chowan River to Peter Parker, Sr.; October 25, 1712. Test, Wm. Crawford, Thos. Mandew. Chowan County, North Carolina.

1713 Jan 20 – Tredle Keefe, to Jonathan Sears, of New E. and. 530 acres between Meherrin River and Meherrin Creek; January 20, 1713. Test, Robert Hicks, T. Luten, Jr. 1713 Treddle Keefe to Jonathan Sears bk W, p 134 Chowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898M-6K6?i=136&cat=379675

1713 Apr 17 – Wm. Bush, to Abraham Bullett. 200 acres land on Wekin and Chinkapin creeks; April 17, 1713. Test, Tredle Keefe, Henry Emanson, Daniel Dennis. Chowan County, North Carolina.

1713 Oct 19 – George Smith, and wife Sarah, to Charles Jones, of Nansemond, Va. Tract of land, adjoining land of John Early; October 19, 1713. Test, Tredle Keefe, John Beverly. (Hertford County ) Chowan County, North Carolina.

1714 Jan 18 – Francis Dunn having lapsed his time as Administrator of the estate of Thos. Conglin, Ordered, that Tredle Keefe be appointed Adm’r estate. Lewis Williams, Edward Howard, Richard Evans, and-James Curlee, be appointed appraisers. Court Records, Bk B, No 1, Register of Deeds Office. Chowan County, North Carolina.

1714 July 17 – William Bush, and wife Martha, to Tredle Keefe. 538 acres on south side Weeone Creek; July 17, 1714 Test, James Wibon, Wm. Downing. (Wicacon Creek, Hertford County.) Chowan County, North Carolina.

1714 July 17 – William Bush and wife Martha, to William Sharp. 200 acres on Wickacon Creek; July 17, 1714. IVt, James. Wilkesou, Tredle Keefe. Chowan County, North Carolina.

1714 July 20 – John Smith, to Richard Church. 290 acres called Wetopes ; July 20, 1714. Test, George Holliday, Tredle Keefe. Chowan County, North Carolina.

1715 – Sarah Smith, widow of George Smith, deceased, prays letters of administration on her said husband’s estate. Granted. Tredle Keefe, Richd Lanier, Edward Howard, John Smith, and James Curlee, appointed appraisers. Chowan County, North Carolina.

1716 Oct 13 – (very difficult to read) … Treddele Keefe and Ellener my wife for diverse good consideration … sold a parcel of land by estimation 300 acres more or less within ghe bounds … between sd T. Keef ... River to a large reedy branch … Signed: Treddell Keef, Elener Keef. Wit: Francis McLender, Wm Crawford. Deed bk B, p 377 sale Chowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998M-8FG?i=320&cat=379675

1717 March 28 – Treddle Keef to Edward Howard (very difficult to read)
… I Tredell Keef of the County of ALbemarle and Precinct of Chowan Province of North Carolina … to Edward Howard… attorney for Sarah Smith admr and widow of George Smith decd … Signed: Treddel Keefe. Wit: Wm ?, John Medow. Deed bk B, p 547 pwr atty Chowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898M-89LJ?i=493&cat=379675

1718 June 14 – Treddle Keef to Robert Calfe (very difficult to read).
… between Treddel Keef and Ellinor his wife in Chowen Precinct … and Robert Calf … Treddell Keef and Ellinor his wife … in consideration … to Robert Calf … a track of land lying in Chowan … Thomans Manns corner … Signed: Treddell Keefe, Ellener Keefe. Wit: Jno Smith, Dnl Deen?. Deed bk b, p 604 sale Chowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98M-89XC?i=551&cat=379675

1723 Nov 10 – Tredle Keefe, of Bertie. November 10, 1723; wife Elenor. sons Tredle and John, James Bate, Margaret Keefe, Elizabeth Keefe; February Court, 1721. Abstracts of Wills. Chowan County, North Carolina.

1738 Keefe to John Alston (exact date uncertain, page damaged apparently) … set over unto the said John Alston … a certain parcel of land situate in Chowan Pct containing by estimation 50 acres more or less lying on the West side of Bennetts Creek at the bridge formerly conveyed by Pat lastley to Treddle Keefe and thus bounded viz … near the bridge … down the creek … Signed: …. Keefe. Wit: ? (page damaged). Deed bk W, p 389 Chowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998M-6QB?i=397&cat=379675

Craven Co, NC:

Grantor index:
Keeth-Keith 26
Keaf-Keef – 28
Keef-Keaf 30

Grantee index:
Keith 24
Keef 28

1714 Nov 9 – James Keith grant … in consideration of 20 pounds 15 shillings in hand paid … by James Keith … confirm unto the said James Keith a tract of land containing 2050 acres lying on the South side of Nuce River and on the West side of Slocomb’s Creek begining at Edward Bitchenoes corner tree … at the mouth of a little gutt between Bitchenoes and James Keith’s … Signed: Thomas Pollock, President of the Collony …. Wit: Thos Pollock, Wm Reed, N Cheven, Boyd. Deed bk 2, p 374. Craven County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Y-JV9?i=369&cat=321810

1729 May 14 – … I Caleb Metcalf of the said Precinct and province of North Carolina … for and in consideration of the sum of 17 pounds .. paid by James Keith of the aforesaid province and precinct …. confirm unto the said James Keith … one certain house and lot containing half an acre of land lying and being in Newbern Town and known in the plot by Number 8 and thus bounded down Neuse River … into the Town … formerly sold by William Handcock Jr attorney of the honorable Thomas Pollock Esqr …. unto him the said Danl Shine … and by him the said Caleb Metcalf … to the said James Keith … Signed: Caleb Metcalf. Wit: John Fenville Jr, Joseph Holmes. Deed bk 1, p 191. Craven County, North Carolina https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898M-FQ4H?i=194&cat=321810

1738 July 19 – … I James Keith of the province aforesaid planter … for and in consideration of the sum of 340 pounds curr money … paid by William Handcock Sr …. set over unto the said William Handcock … a certain tract or parcel of land and plantation containing 2050 acres more or less laying in Bath County and in Craven Precinct and on the West side of Slocumbs Creek and on the South side of Neuse river. Beginnning at Edward Bitchenoes corner … mouth of a little gut between Bitchnoes and James Keith .. which said land was patented by James Keith in the year 1714 in Nov the 9th and is recorded in the secretaries office … Signed: James Keith. Wit: George Keith, Wm Handcock Jr, Walter Lane. Deed bk 1, p 103. Craven County, North Carolina  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98M-FQHD?i=107&cat=321810

1731 Sept 21 – … I Thomas Fisher … of the prect aforsd for and in consideration of the sum of 15 pounds … paid by George Keith of the said presct and province afsd … set over unto the said George Keith … a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being on Slocumbs Creek on the S side of Neuse River in the prect Containing 15 acres (or 50 – smudged) and half… above Robert Coleman … to a small gut or run … Signed: Thomas Fisher. With: Will Carraway, Nich Rutledge, John Rogers. Deed bk 1, p 240. Craven County, North Carolina https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898M-FQW5?i=243&cat=321810

1762 June 4 -.. James Keith of Craven County planter in the province of North Carolina of the one part and Thomas McLin of the County and Province aforsaid mercht of the other part … James Keith for and in consideration of the sum of 60 pounds … paid by the said Thomas McLin of the County and province aforesaid … set over unto the said Thomas McLin a certain plantation tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in Craven County and on the South side of Neuse River and on the West side of Slocombs Creek which land did formerly belong to the said Keiths father…. at the point called Bichnoes point … to a small gutt then up the said gutt to the fork to a marked pine then W … to Coleman’s Creek … containing 500 acres … Signed: James Keith. Wit: John Gerrard, John Moore, Joseph Martain. Deed bk 2, p 141. Craven County, North Carolina https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Y-J92W?i=144&cat=321810

1763 Jan 27 -… I William Keeth of Prince Frederick Parrish in the Province of … Carolina planter for and in consideration of the sum of 40 pounds .. by James Keith of the province of South Carolina and Parrish of Prince Frederick planter … confirm unto the said James Keith … a certain message and tract of land containing by estimation 170 acres the same more or less situate in Craven County in the province aforsd …. on the North side of Nuce River … Signed: William Keeth. Wit: Benjm Buck, James Smith. Deed bk 11, p 74. Craven County, North Carolina.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898M-ZJX?i=97&cat=321810

1765 Feb 27 – … between Benjamin Keith of the Province of South Carolina planter of the one part and Richard Blackledge of Craven County and Province of North Carolina merchant of the other part … said Benjamin Keith for and in consideration of the sum of 68 pounds … paid .. by the said Richard Blacklege … confirm unto the said Richard Blackledge … a certain tract or parcell of land containing 120 acres situate lying and being in Craven County on the N side of Nuce River .. near the mouth of Beaver Dam on the west side of it and runs thence up the Beaver Dam … (in the plat and patent of the sd land) but in James Keith’s deed to Benjamin Keith this … up the Beaver Dam … in James Keiths to the above said Benjamin Keiths … in Bass’s line … by estimation 120 acres … which land was patented by James Keith as by patent … having date the 16th day of February 1737 and which said pattent was for 394 acres a pattent of Andrew Bassic and said land was sold by William Keith to James Keith by deed bearing date the 27th day of February 1763 and by James Keith sold to the above Benjamin Keith by deed bearing dat the 14th day of April 1763 … Signed: Benjamin Keith. Wit: Benja Blackledge, Thomas Cradick, Benja Blacklege Jr. Deed bk 12&13 p. 322. Craven County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98M-XSHF?i=347&cat=321810

1785 June 16 – … between John Council Bryan Esq High sherf of the County of Craven and Mary Keith relict of William Keith decd of the Town of Newbern and State of North Carolina of the other part …. commanding him that of the goods and chattels lands and tenements of the Est of Samuel Frazier decd … sum of 517 pounds 19 shillings and 4 pence … Samuel Frazier died seized and possessed amongst other things a certain lot or half acre of land lying in Newbern Town … in execution of the said writ of Fierri Facies and by virtue of his office … did seize and take into his possession the said lot of land in order to raise and levy the said debt and costs … sold the said land to the said Mary Keith for the sum of 60 pounds current money .. confirm unto the said Mary Keith … that lot or half acre of land lying in Newbern on Johns Street beginning at the corner of number 42 and runs north in the plan of the said Town by No 356 … Signed: Jno C Bryan. Wit: Abner Neale, James Sanders. Deed bk 26, p 110. Craven County, North Carolina.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898M-X9ZK?i=131&cat=321810

Bertie Co, NC:

1736 Dec 9 – … I John Keife of Bertie Precinct, planter, for and in consideration of a parcel of land on the Flat Swamp to me secured to be conveyed by Treddle Keefe of Bertie Princinct, planter, the which being conveyed to James Averett I hereby acknowledge a receipt have and hereby do fully … sell … unto him the said Treddle Keefe … one small parcel of land situate lying and being in Bertie Precinct aforesaid on the Southern side of Wiccacen Creek, containing by estimation 50 acres … bounded to the west by the meanders of Keefe Swamp, to the South by John Wynn’s land, to the eastward by Thomas Mann’s land and the North by the aforesaid Treddle Keefe’s land and Manner Plantation … Signed: John Keefe. Wit: John Wynn, George Smith, John Williams. Deed bk E, p 95. Bertie County, North Carolina  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89Z1-J73N?i=121&cat=330667

1738 August 7 – … I Nicholas Farless of Bertie Prect, yeoman, for and in consideration of the sum of one hudred and twenty five pounds currency to me in hand paid by Treddle Keefe of Bertie Precinct aforesaid, planter … set over unto him the said Treddle Keefe … my certain plantation and tract of land situate lying and being in Bertie Precinct aforesaid in Killum Woods, and now in actuall possession of the said Keefe, containing by patent 640 acres bounded thus viz: … Penelope Maul’s corner … Mrs Maul’s line … then along Allexr Vallantines’ land … Signed: Nicholas Fairless. Wit: John Wynns, J Hollbrook. Deed bk E, p 293. Bertie County, North Carolina.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9Z1-JQFX?i=319&cat=330667

1739 Feb 4 – … come John Wynns attorney of George Smith late of Bertie County planter … I the said John Wynns being hereunto fully impowered for and in consideration of the sum of eighty pounds currency to me in hand paid by John Keefe of Bertie County planter … set over unto him the said John Keefe … a certain plantation and parcel of land situate lying and being in Bertie County aforesd on the Eastern side of Chenkapen Creek near the Fort Bridge the Plantation from whence the said Smith lately removed containing by estimation 150 acres of land more or less… bounded … to Benjamin Bakeer’s line … thence to the swamp … down Chinkapen … Signed: John Wynns. Wit: Isc Arthaud. Deed bk F, p 105. Bertie County, North Carolina   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9Z1-KQGN?i=117&cat=330667

Granville Co, NC:

1763 Aug 13 – … between Lemuel Keith of Granville County in the province of North Carolina of the one part and Henry Eustace McCulloh of the County of Halifax in the province aforesaid of the other part… in consideration of the sum of 42 pounds … to the sd Lemuel Keith … sell … unto the sd Henry Eustace McCulloh … parcel of ground lying in Granville County and on both sides of the Middle Fork of Beaver Dam Creek … containing 200 acres of land … Signed: Henry McCulloh. Wit: John Armstrong, James Boyd. Deed bk F. p. 537. Granville County, NC.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89C5-6Z2J?i=460&cat=360398

1763 Aug 12 – … between Henry McCulloh and Lemuel Keith of Granville County in the province of North Carolina planter … in consideration of 20 pounds … paid by the said Henry McCulloh … granted … parcel of land being part of the tract No. 12 … crossing Beaver Dam middle fork … containing 200 acres … to him the said Lemuel Keith… Signed: Henry McCulloh. Wit: James Boyd, Samuel Boyd. Deed bk G, p 337. Granville County, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9CR-7N34?i=232&cat=360398

1761 Nov 12 – … between Henry McCulloh and Cornelius Keith of Granville County in the province of North Carolina planter … in consideration of 15 pounds 13 shillings 8 pence … Henry McCulloh hath granted .. all that parcel of land being part of the tract No. 12 lying and being on both sides of the South fork of Beaver Dam Creek … containing 196 acres … Signed: Henrly McCulloh, by Jno Campbell, Alexr McCulloh. Wit: Robt Rainey, Alexr Foord, Augustine Bates.  bk G, p 337. Granville County, NC.    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9CR-7N34?i=232&cat=360398

1764 Aug 29 -… between Lemuel Keith of Granville County in the Province of North Carolina planter of the one part and Henry Eustace McCulloh of Halifax County in the province aforesaid Esq of the other part … said Lemuel Keith for and in consideration of 42 pounds … by the said Henry Eustace McCulloh … set over unto the said Henry Eustace McCulloh … that parcel or tract of land lying and being in Granville County aforesaid … and bounded … crossing the middle fork of Beaver Dam Creek … containing 200 acres … Signed: Leumuel Keith. Wit: John Clark, James Boyd.  Deed bk G p 340. Granville County, NC.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99CR-7N25?i=235&cat=360398

1769 June 24 – .. Between George Keith of Granville County, in the province of North Carolina planter of the one part, and William Johnston of Orange County and province aforesaid of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 32 pounds 3 shillings and 2 pence to the said George Keith by the said William Johnston … George Keith hath granted … unto the said William Johnston … that piece parcel or tract of land lying and being in Granville County afsd on the middle fork of Beaver Dam Creek … on Andrew Hamptons line … containing in the whole 200 acres … Signed: George Keith. Wit: Wm Johnston.  Deed bk J p 208. Granville County, NC.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89C5-Z3LY?i=151&cat=360398

 

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