Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Diskin

Male 1696 - Bef 1764  (< 68 years)


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  • Name John Diskin 
    Born 1696  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1 Oct 1764  Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I015947  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father Daniel Diskin,   b. 1660, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1698, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Mother Joan Barker,   b. Bef 1676,   d. Aft 1719, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years) 
    Married Abt 1692  Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10320  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Mary Diskin,   b. Abt 1721, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F10317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Clarke,   b. Bef 1708, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1754, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 46 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1724  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ruth Diskin,   b. Bef 1728,   d. Aft 1788, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years)
     2. Margaret Diskin,   b. Bef 1744, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1787, Elbert County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years)
     3. Joanna Diskin,   b. Bef 1748, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1787, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)
     4. Rachel Diskin,   b. Abt 1748, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1787, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F03678  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Frances MNU McCarty,   b. Abt 1696,   d. Bef 1762, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1755  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F10318  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Agatha Ayres,   b. Abt 1697, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Oct 1764, Prince Wiliam County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 14 Nov 1763  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F10319  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 7. Deed of Gift. John Barker, planter, of St. Ann's parish gives "my two kinsmen John Diskin and Dan'l Diskin" both of St. Ann's Par., each a 3 yr. old heifer. Dated 11 Oct. 1711.
      Wit: signed John Barker
      Joshua Righcraft Penelophe Barker
      Tho Newman
      Recorded 9th day of 9ber 1711 (9th Nov. 1711)
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      Prince William County Sheriff 1741
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      Prince William County Virginia, Deed Book A 1731-1732, pg 15
      pages 211-215; Mar 15, 1732; John Diskin of Parish of Hamilton in county of Prince William to Samuel Chaplin of same, 100a, on north side of Broad Run of Ocquan, corner to Ed Graham, 8lbs curr money consideration. Elizabeth w/o John released Dower.
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      LAND RECORDS, FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, Liber A
      (by Mrs. Eula K. Woodward, Washington, D. C.)
      12 Mch. 1743, Lease. John Diskin, Hamilton Parish, Prince William Co. and Reuben Padget, of same. 100 A. Fairfax Co. (named in boundaries, Richard Meeks), part of 705 A. tract granted John Diskin 2 Dec. 1740.
      Wit. George Duren, Thos. Machen,
      Francis Paget. 15 Mch. 1743, p. 127.
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      Received from: Pat Duncan, p.duncan@worldnet.att dot net, "Deed Abstracts of Fairfax County, Va. 1742-1750," by Sparacio:

      Deed Book A, page 128-130: "Indenture 12 March 1743 between John Diskin of Hamilton Parish in Prince William County & Reuben Padget of same county .. for sum of twelve pounds .. sells 100 acres ..
      In presence of - George Duren, Thomas Machen, Francis Paget. Signed John Diskin. Release recorded 15th March 1743."

      Deed Book B, page 234-237: "Indenture 19th May 1747 between Reuben Padget and Elizabeth, his wife, of parish of Truro in county of Fairfax & Benjamin Rust of county of Richmond .. for sum of twenty pounds current money of Virginia .. sell 100 acres .. whereone said Padget lives .. corner to Richard Meeks .. ash tree standing in the Wagon branch of Elk licking run .. to a large water oak .. which land is part of a Tract granted to John Diskins by Paten dated 2nd Dec 1740 for 705 acres .. Diskins conveyed to Reuben Padget by deed 13th March 1743/44 .. In presence of Fielding Turner, Francis Paget, Solomon Redman, Joseph Hutchison, John Duren, Daniel Hutchison. Signed by Reuben Padgett and Eliza. Padgett. Deed recorded 21st July 1747."

      Received from: Pat Duncan, p.duncan@worldnet.att dot net, from a series of her published books on abstracts of Loudoun County, Va. Deed Books:
      Bk:Pg: R:143 Date: 18 Oct 1788 Received in court: 13 Apr 1789:
      "Francis Pagit & wife Ruth of Loudoun to Thomas Lyne of loudoun. Bargain and sale of 29-1/4ac where Pagit now lives (willed to Ruth by father John Diskin dec'd of PrWm) adj Thomas Lyne, Jacob James. Wit: Benjamin Hutchison, Reuben Settle, Thomas Oden, Benja. Hutchison, Abel Jackson,
      James McKim, Josh. Hutchison, Timothy Pagit."

      "The Diskin Family of Old Rappahannock, Essex, King George," by Merrill Hill Mosher, CG, Coos Bay, Oregon; from "McAlister-Parker-Martin-Hood Family," by Judith Wall:
      "John Diskin, Gent. (Daniel, Daniel), the eldest child, was still a minor in 1715 when his step-father Robert Elliott as his guardian made bond of 10,000 pounds of tobacco. John lived first in Essex with his mother and step-father. In 1719 John of St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, sold his one hundred acres on the south side of Puemandsend Run gotten from his step-father to George Robinson. On 16117(?jmw) Dec. 1722 he described himself as a resident of Richmond County when selling to John MacKeny and John Roberts for 2400 pounds of tobaco and cask the 100 acre tract acquired by Loyd's will. Just before the sale of this last tract, he was approved for a receiver of tobacco in Richmond county.

      "Before July 1723 he moved from Richmond to King George County where he lived on a tract of 104-1/2 acres which he finally purchased in 1724 from James Kay (Key). the land, located between Kays and Dogues Swamp, lies a little way down river from Lambs Creek, and was adjacent to Glebe land, Collo: Corbin's, and Geo. Jones. Diskin held this land until 3 Sept. 1730 when he sold it by deed of lease and release to Samuel Skinker, John Farguson, John Farguson, Jr., and Joshua Farguson were witnesses to the deed. Elizabeth Diskin relinquished her right of dower on 15 September. Although John Diskin did not sell his King George County land until 1730, on 24/25 April 1727 he and Thomas Stribling of Hanover Parish in King George County bought a tract of 434 acres on Croopers Cabin Branch from John Flowrance of Overwharton Parish in Stafford County. In July [Land Patent 4 Jul 1727] of that year he acquired a Northern Neck Grant for 592 acres in Stafford County on Broad Run of Bull Run. [Between the branches of Broad Run and the branches of Bull Run].

      "In 1730 Prince William County was formed from the western portions of King George and Stafford counties. The 592 acre grant fell into the newly formed county. Diskin apparently moved almost immediately after selling his King George County tract. He continued to acquire grants from the Proprietor of the Northern Neck.

      "He was appointed as inspector of tobacco at Qunatico warehouse and commissioner of peace for Prince William County in 1733. In 1741 he was appointed sheriff of Prince William. John Diskin was a vestryman of Hamilton Parish and also vestryman, churchwarden and parish collector of Dettingen Parish.

      "He had accounts at Glassford's Dumfries store in his own name and in the names of his daughters 'Miss Rachel Diskin' and 'Miss Joanna Diskin'. Some of the payments on these accounts were made by hogsheads of tobacco branded with his initials ID (JD) and with the initials IG (JG) which probably were those of his son-in-law James Grant who also made payment on one account by note. He was also a customer at Daniel Payne's Dumfries store.

      "He married first, 2 April 1724, to Elizabeth Clark and secondly, 19 June 1755, to Frances, widow of Cornelius McCarty. He married a third time to Agathy (Ayres) Nash, daughter of William Ayres and widow of Thomas Nash. The marriage bond was issued on 14 Nov. 1763 in Richmond County. Thomas Nash had died in Richmond County in 1748, leaving a will naming his widow Agnes, a son Thomas and a daughter Anne.

      "Neither John Diskin nor his wife, Agatha, survived long after the marriage. Agatha must have died first since the distribution of her estate includes property distributed to Mr. John Diskin.. He died testate before 1 Oct. 1764. His will was recorded in a now missing Prince William County will book. His estate sale on 22 Oct. 1764 and estate account, 6 Sept. 1769, were not rcorded until 4 Dec. 1787. Bridger Haynie, son-in-law and executor of the estate, was apparently extremely lax in settling the estate and both John Ferguson, husband of Joanna Diskin, and John Jackson, husband of Rachel Diskin apparently had to resort to court action to obtain their portions of Diskin's estate."

      SOURCES: Genealogy World Tree Project, "McAlister-Parker-Martin-Hood Family", by Judith Wall, m-j-wall@email.msn.com; "The Diskin Family of Old Rappahannock, Essex, King George," by Merrill Hill Mosher, CG, Coos Bay, Oregon. Received from: Pat Duncan, p.duncan@worldnet.att dot net, from a series of her published books on abstracts of Loudoun County, Va. Deed Books: also received from Pat, "Deed Abstracts of Fairfax County, Va. 1742-1750," by Sparacio.
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      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 133-135
      THIS INDENTURE made the 16th/17th December 1722 Between JOHN DISKIN of Richmond County of the one part and JOHN MACKENY and JOHN ROBERTS of Essex County of other part Witnesseth that said John Diskin for quantity of Two thousand four hundred pounds of good & lawfull Tobacco & Cask by these presents doth grant unto the said Jno. McKeny and John Roberts & their heirs & assigns one parcell of land in South farnham Parish in Essex County containing 100 acres & bounded Beginning at a marked red oak the former Corner tree to a mark of the land of PATRICK CAMMEL & running into the Woods by a line of marked trees So, West to a marked white oak corner tree standing on a hill thence SoEast to a marked red oak Corner tree thence East to the line of Cammels land by a branch to the first mentioned Station (that is to say) To John Mackeny his heirs all the land contain'd within the bounds that lie on the South side of the Run of a branch of Hoskins Swamp that runs through the afsd Parcel of land and to John Roberts his heirs all the land within the aforesd bounds that lyeth on the North side of the said Run of that branch of Hoskins Swamp that devides the sd tract of land aforesaid and all the Estate right
      In presence of JOSEPH GEORGE, Jno. Diskin
      ELIZABETH CLAY
      At a Court held for Essex County the 15th Janry 1722
      This Lease & Release of land admitted to record
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      Prince William Co VA Bond Book 1732-1847
      October 16th 1733 (D-B1-148)
      Know all men by these presents that I John Diskin of the Parish of Hamilton in the County of Prince William planter, bound to Richard Blackburn of the Parish and County aforesaid carpenter in the full and just sum of two hundred pounds current money of Virginia to be paid to the said Richard Blackburn or his certain attorney, executors or administrators to which payment well and truly to be made I bind myself my heirs executors & administrators firmly by these presents. Sealed with my seal and dated the sixteenth day of October in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred & Thirty Three.
      The Condition of this obligation is such whereas the above bound John Diskin hath granted bargained sold & conveyed unto the aforesaid Richard Blackburn that tract or parcel of land & plantation whereon the said John Diskin now lives situate lying and being in Hamilton Parish in the County of Prince William and upon Neapsco Creek containing by estimation two hundred & one acres be the same more or less by deed of lease and release the lease bearing date the fifteenth day of this instant and the releases of equal date with these presents. Now if any person whatsoever shall at any time hereafter recover all or any part of the said land granted and sold as aforesaid of and from the said Richard Blackburn by means of the said John Diskin not having a good and sufficient title thereto. Then if the said John Diskin not having a good and sufficient title thereto then if the said John Diskin his heirs executors or administrators shall satisfy and pay unto the Richard Blackburn his heirs, executors administrators or assigns the full value of such land so taken away together with the improvements and buildings thereon as the same shall be valued by two honest and knowing men indifferently chosen one by each party and shall also from time to time and at all times for ever hereafter well and truly observe perform and fulfill and keep all singular the covenants grants articles provides conditions and arguments which on his and their parts and behalf are or ought to be observed performed fulfilled and kept mentioned comprised and contained in the lease and release aforementioned and made or mentioned to be made between the said John Diskin of the one part and the said Richard Blackburn of the other part for the conveying the said two hundred and one acres of land according to the true intent and meaning of the said Indenture also if Elizabeth Diskin shall not claim any right of Dower or Thirds of in and to the said land or any part thereof then this obligation to be void otherwise to be and remain in full force power and virtue. John Diskin (SEAL)
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us:
      Scarlet Hancock
      John Dawkin
      John Chilton
      At a Court held for Prince William County the Seventeenth Day of October 1733. John Diskin planter,
      Acknowledged this bond to Richard Blackburn carpenter which on his motion is admitted to record.
      Teste Catesby Cocke
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      Prince William Co VA Bond Book 1732-1847
      June 18th 1735 (C-53)
      Guardian Bond
      Know all men by these presents that we John Diskin & Thomas Osborn gentlemen, are held and firmly bound unto the worshipful Justices of Prince William County their heirs executors and administrators in the sum of two hundred pounds to the true payment whereof we bind ourselves our heirs executors administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents as witness our hands and seals this eighteenth day of June 1735.
      The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound John Diskin guardian of Reubin Pagett their heirs executors and administrators do & shall well & truly pay or cause to be truly paid unto the said orphans all such estate & estates that now is or hereafter shall come to the hands of the said John Diskin as soon as the said orphans shall attain so lawful age or when thereunto required by the Justice of the Peace of Prince William County Court & also to have & keep harmless the said Justices their heirs and successors from all trouble & damage that shall & may arise about the said estate then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue. Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of Thomas Robinson.
      John Diskin SEAL
      Thomas Osborn SEAL
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      Prince William Co VA Bond Book 1732-1847
      April 5th 1737 (C-114)
      Know all Men by these Presents that we John Champ, John Diskin & John Kinchelo 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 thousand pounds current money 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 5th day of April 1737.
      The Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above bound John Champ administrator of all the Goods, Chattels and Credits of Thomas Osborn gentleman 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 John Champ 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 at the time of his death or which at any time shall come to the hands, possession of the said John Champ 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 all the rest and residue of the goods Chattels and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said administrators account, the same being first examined and allowed by the Justices of the Court for the time being shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as the said Justices by their order or Judgment shall direct pursuant to the laws in that case made and provided and if it shall hereafter appear that any Last Will and Testament was made by the Deceased and the Executor or Executors therein named do Exhibit the same into Court making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said John Champ being thereunto required do render and deliver up his letter of administration approbation of such Testament being first had and maid in the Court. Then this Obligation to be void and of none effect or else to remain in full force and virtue.
      Sealed, and delivered, in presence of Thomas Robinson
      John Champ SEAL
      John Diskin SEAL
      John Kincheloe SEAL
      ===
      Prince William County VA
      12 June 1735 Exec. Jour.

      Collo Charles Carter having exhibited a Complaint against Thos Osbourn & John Diskin Gent. Inspectors at Quantico Warehouse in Prince William County & Divers Depositions of Witnesses taken by Orders of the County Court being read at the Board & the Complainant as well as Thos Osbourn who appeared for himself & his partner being fully heard. It is the Opinion of this Board that the said Inspectors have failed in the Discharge of their duty but for as much as the inspection of this year is near expired, It is Ordered that they be continued in their office till the last of this month & for delivering out the Tobacco which shall then remain unshipped & that they be remov'd from their Offices
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      LAND RECORDS, FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, Liber A
      (by Mrs. Eula K. Woodward, Washington, D. C.)
      9 Nov. 1745, Lease. John Walters, White Chapple parish, Lancaster Co. & Lawrence Washington, Truro, Fairfax, gent. 296 A. in Fairfax. Named in boundaries, corner formerly John Youngs now Francis Wright, John Diskins, Walnut Cabin Branch. Wit. Richd. Osborn, Zepha. Wade, Thos. Lewis, Elizabeth Markham, Henry Noden. Mch. 18, 1745, p. 533.
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      1731 - 1732 Prince William County, Virginia Deeds, Liber A {June Whitehurst Johnson}:
      Pages 211-215. March 15, 1731. John Diskins of Parish of Hamilton in county of Prince William to Samuel Chaplin of same... 100 a....on north side of Broad Run of Ocquan....corner to Ed. Graham....8 lbs. curr. money consideration. Deed of lease and release. John Diskin
      Wit: John Champe, Antho: Seale, M. Battaley.
      Recid. of Samuel Chaplin 8 lbs. curr: money in consideration March 16, 1731.
      At court April 20, 1732 John Diskin acknowledged this release with receipt endorsed to Samuel Chaplin and Catesby Cocke by virtue of Power of Attorney from Elizabeth wife of John relinquished her right of Dower to land mentioned.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735;
      Pages 145-148. Oct. 16, 1733. John Diskin of Pr. William, planter to Richard Blackburn of same, carpenter.....for 38 lbs., 5 shillings curr. money and 4000 lbs. of Tob land being in Parish of Hamilton....whereon the said John Diskin now lives formerly sold unto John Diskin by Veale by deeds of lease and release dated Sept. 9, 1730....201 a....on north side of Little Cr. in Burbridges line....to main Neapoco Cr....near Goslings pasture near Tho.
      Pinson's plantation....deed of lease and release.
      John Diskin
      Wit: Scarlet Hancock, John Dawkins, John Chilton.
      Rec'd. of Richard Blackburn sum of 38 lbs., 5 shillings curr. money and 4000 lbs. of Tob. Oct. 15, 1733.
      At court Oct. 17, 1733 John Diskin acknowledged this release with receipt endorsed to Richard Blackburn.
      I John Diskin of Parish of Hamilton in Pr. William, planter am held and firmly bound unto Richard Blackburn of same, carpenter in sum of 2000 lbs. curr. money to be paid to said Richard Blackburn and dated this Oct. 16, 1733.
      The condition of this obligation is such whereas the above bound John Diskin hath granted unto Richard Blackburn that tract of land in Hamilton Parish on Neapsco Cr. containing 201a. Then if the said John Diskin shall satisfy and pay unto the Richard Blackburn or assign the full value of such land so taken away as the same shall be valued by two honest and knowing men chosen one by such party and shall also from time to time well and truly observe the covenants grants conditions which on his and their parts and behalf are or ought to be observed contained in the lease and release between John Diskin and Richard Blackburn for conveying the 201 a. and also if Eliz. Diskin wife of said John if she happen to out live the said John Diskin shall not claim any right of Dower or thirds of in and to the said land then this obligation to be void othewise to be and remain in full force power and virtue.
      John Diskin
      Wit: Scarlett Hancock, John Dawkin, John Chilton.
      At court Oct. 17, 1733 John Diskin acknowledged this bond to Richard Blackburn, carpenter.
      Pages 148-152. Sept. 18, 1733. John Chilton of Pr. William, planter to Richard Blackburn of same, carpent for 31 lbs. curr. money tract of land on north side of Bull Run and joyning to land of Nathaniel Russell....corner tree of land of William Daviss....at head of a br. of Little Hockey Run....land granted by patent dated Feb. 24, 1728/9 from the Proprietors to Mark Chilton father of said John Chilton.....deed of lease and release.
      John (his mark) Chilton
      Wit: Scarlet Hancock, John Diskin, John Dawkins.
      Rec'd. of Richard Blackburn sum of 31 lbs. curr. money Sept. 19, 1733. At court Oct. 17, 1733 John Chilton acknowledged this release with which on his motion
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber E; 1740 - 1741; pp 295-299
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty first & twenty second day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred forty one Between JOHN DISKIN Gent of Hamilton Parish in the County of Prince William of one part & HENRY BERRY of Hanover Parish and County of KING, GEORGE of other part Witnesseth that the said JOHN DISKIN for the sum of forty pounds Current money of Virginia hath granted unto the said HENRY BERRY in his actual possession now being by vertue of a Lease to him for one year & by force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession & to his heirs forever one hundred & thirty four acres of land being in the County of Prince William on the North side of the BULL RUN MOUNTAINS & on the North side of the North Branch of the BROAD RUN of OCCOQUON called by the Name of FORNICATION BRANCH hounded Beginning at the lower line on the Southside of FORNICATION BRANCH & runing S. E to an Hickory Corner then S. to a small black Oak on a hill side then So. E to a Chesnut tree on the South side of the Mountain then N E. to a red Oak near two other oaks on the side of another Mountain then along the Course of the PATENT to a branch that issueth out of the FORNICATION BRANCH then down the said Branch to the mouth thereof into the said FORNICATION BRANCH then down FORNICATION BRANCH to the begin in g which said Land above hounded is part of a tract of land granted to JOHN GLASCOOK by PATENT from the PROPRIETORS OFFICE dated the 22d day of April Anno 1725 containing Six hundred and thirty three acres & conveyed to the said JOHN DISKIN by Deeds of Exchange between the said JOHN DISKIN & the said JOHN GLASCOCK dated the 25th day of April 1737 Recourse being thereunto had may more fully appear, unto the said HENRY BERRY & his heirs forever the said one hundred and thirty four acres of land In Witness whereof the parties their hands & Seals have set
      in presence of us THOS STRIBLING. JOHN DISKIN
      ISAAC FARGUSON, JNO. BOWIE
      At a Court held for Prince William County the 22d day of June 1741
      JOHN DISKIN Gent acknowledged this Lease/Release for himself to HENRY BERRY to be his act and deed which is admitted to Record
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      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 133-135
      THIS INDENTURE made the 16th/17th December 1722 Between JOHN DISKIN of Richmond County of the one part and JOHN MACKENY and JOHN ROBERTS of Essex County of other part Witnesseth that said John Diskin for quantity of Two thousand four hundred pounds of good & lawfull Tobacco & Cask by these presents doth grant unto the said Jno. McKeny and John Roberts & their heirs & assigns one parcell of land in South farnham Parish in Essex County containing 100 acres & bounded Beginning at a marked red oak the former Corner tree to a mark of the land of PATRICK CAMMEL & running into the Woods by a line of marked trees So, West to a marked white oak corner tree standing on a hill thence SoEast to a marked red oak Corner tree thence East to the line of Cammels land by a branch to the first mentioned Station (that is to say) To John Mackeny his heirs all the land contain'd within the bounds that lie on the South side of the Run of a branch of Hoskins Swamp that runs through the afsd Parcel of land and to John Roberts his heirs all the land within the aforesd bounds that lyeth on the North side of the said Run of that branch of Hoskins Swamp that devides the sd tract of land aforesaid and all the Estate right
      In presence of JOSEPH GEORGE, Jno. Diskin
      ELIZABETH CLAY
      At a Court held for Essex County the 15th Janry 1722
      This Lease & Release of land admitted to record
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      1763-1768 Prince William Co VA Deed Q, page 256
      (On margin: End. & Delvd. BRIGAR HANIE Sept, 1766)
      Prince William County to wit
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN DISKINS of the County of Prince William and Parish of Dettingen for the love & good will & affection which I do bear toward my Daughter, JOANNA DISKINS, of County and Parish aforesaid, have given unto said JOANNA DISKINS two Negroes Vizt. Tom & London, and delivered them to her with my own hands, and the Plantation where I live, containing Two hundred acres of land, and One bed and furniture from henceforth as her proper right forever absolutely without any manner of condition done to me as I said JOHN DISKINS have absolutely and of my own accord set & put in further Testimony. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 11th day of August 1764
      in presence of us JOHN JACKSON, JOHN DISKINS
      WILLIAM WHITE, WILLIAM LAMSDOWN
      At a Court held for Prince William County the 1st of October 1764
      This Deed was proved by the witnesses thereto to be the act & deed of JOHN DISKINS deced, which is ordered to be Certified, but the recording thereof is postponed untill the next Court to be Contested by the other persons concerned, And at a Court held for Prince William County the 4th of March 1765, this Deed was ordered to be recorded
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deed Book W, 1787-1791; (John Fredrick Dorman); Pages 2-4.
      THIS INDENTURE made this 28th day of February one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven Between BRIGAR HAINEY of State of GEORGIA of one part and JOHN FERGUSON of Commonwealth of Virginia of other part; Witnesseth that Whereas JOHN FERGUSON in Right of his Wife, JOANNA, formerly JOANNA DISKIN, hath a Claim and Demand against the said BRIGAR HANEY as Executor of JOHN DISKIN Gent., her Father, late of County aforesaid deceased, as also a Demand and Claim against the said BRIGAR HANEY for the sum of Ninety pounds and upwards with Interest thereon from the (blank) day of (blanc) in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and (blank) paid by said JOHN FERGUSON for a Judgment and Execution obtained by WILLIAM CARR Gent. or CARR & CO., against said BRIGAR HANEY as Executor of the said JOHN DISKIN for Securing the payment of so much of the said several demands to the said JOHN FERGUSON as are justly due and owing to him; NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that BRIGAR HANEY as well for and in consideration thereof as for the sum of Five Shillings to him in hand paid by JOHN FERGUSON, by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOHN FERGUSON and his heirs all that tract of land containing Two hundred acres of Land more or less whereon JOHN FERGUSON now lives situate in the County of Prince William and devised to MARGARET, the Wife of the said BRIGAR HANEY by the said JOHN DISKIN. And all houses orchards profits and Emoluments to the same belonging, To have and to hold the tract of land with the appurtenances to JOHN FERGUSON and his heirs and BRIGAR HANEY and his heirs the premises aforesaid against all persons will warrant and forever Defend, PROVIDED Nevertheless that if BRIGAR HANEY shall within twelve months from this day settle his Executors Accounts of the Estate of JOHN DISKIN deceased and pay to JOHN FERGUSON whatever upon such settlement may be due to him in right of said JOANNA and also settle and pay to JOHN FERGUSON whatever may be due to him justly from BRIGAR HANEY of the said money and Interest paid by JOHN FERGUSON in manner aforesaid if said BRIGAR is or was by Law liable to JOHN FERGUSON for the same, Then This Indenture to Cease and to be of no effect and BRIGAR HANEY thereafter to repossess and enjoy his former Estate in the said lands, In Witness whereof the parties have hereunto sett their hands and seals the day & year first above written Sealed and Delivered in presence of
      JOHN HAMMETT, JOHN SHUTE, BRIDGAR HAYNIE
      COLIN CAMPBELL, CUTH. BULLITT JOHN FERGUSON
      At a Court continued and held for Prince William County the 4th day of April 1787 This Deed from BRIDGAR HAINEY to JOHN FERGUSON was proved by the oaths of CUTHBERT BuLurr, JOHN HAMMITT and JOHN SHUTE and admitted to Record
      Test ROBERT GRAHAM, Cl Curs

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