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

Simon Pearson

Male 1681 - 1733  (52 years)


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  • Name Simon Pearson 
    Born 1681  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Nov 1733  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I020443  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father Thomas Pearson,   b. Abt 1663,   d. Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sarah Alexander,   b. 1667, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1683  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F08489  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Female MNU Pearson,   d. Abt 1729, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1712  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Constantia Pearson,   b. 1714, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1791, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Thomas Pearson,   b. 1714, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1744, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     3. Susanna Pearson,   b. 29 Dec 1717, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1788, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Margaret Pearson,   b. 5 Mar 1719/20, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1798, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F10854  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah Ball,   b. 1683, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1748, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married Bef 7 Dec 1731  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F12540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Stafford Co VA Will Book M: 1729-1748; Pg 26
      pp 101-105. IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I, Simon Pearson of the Parish of Overwharton in the County of Stafford, Gent. being sick of body but of good and perfect memory thanks be to almighty God and calling to remembrance the uncertain Estate of this transitory life and that all flesh must yield to death when it shall please God to call do make constitute ordain and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following revoking and annulling by these presents all and every Testament and Testaments will and Wills by me made and declared either by word or writing and this to be taken only for my Iast Will and Testament and none other and first being penitent and sorry from the Bottom of my heart for my sins past most humbly desiring forgiveness for the same I give and commit my soul unto Almighty God my Savior and Redeemer in whom and by the merits of Jesus Christ, I trust and believe assured to be saved and to have full Remission and forgiveness of all my sins and that my soul with my body at the general day of Resurrection shall rise again with joy and through the merits of Christs Death and Passion possess and inherit the Kingdom of Heaven pre-pared for his elect and chosen and in my body to be buried in such place where it shall please my Exor. hereafter named to appoint and now for the settling of my temporal Estate and such goods chattels and debts as it has pleased God far above my deserts to bestow upon me I do order give and dispose the same in manner and form following that is to say Imprimis: I will that all those debts and duties which I owe in right and conscience to any manner of person or persons what soever shall be well and truly contented and paid within convenient time after my decease by my Exor. hereafter named.

      Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Hannah Pearson the use, labor and occupation of two negro men named Kilmoccoo and Quomenicco and of negro Fanny and her child Conny and of one negro girl named Sarah and of their future increase during the natural life of my said wife and from and after her decease I give and bequeath the said negroes and every of them with their and every of the future increase to my son Thomas in such manner as is herein after limited and appointed.
      Item, I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Constantia four hundred and thirty two acres of land in Prince William County which I bought of James Robertson according to the bounds, mentioned in the deed to the said Robertson for the land from the proprietor office together with a negro man named Johnson a negro woman named Vaughan daughter named Sue which, land and negroes whith and every of their future increase I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Constantia and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever and for want of such heirs then to my son Thomas and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever and for want of such heirs then to be equally divided between my daughters Susanna and Margaret and the heirs of each of their bodies Lawfully begotten forever and if but one of them should on the failure of issue of their brother be living and no issue of her sister left which issue otherwise is to have the mothers part then the whole to be to such of my said daughters Susanna and Margaret as shall be so living and her heirs of her body lawfully begotten for ever and for want of such heirs then to my own right heirs forever.
      Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Susanna one hundred and ninty five acres of land in Prince William County which I bought of James Robertson and adjoining to the four hundred and thirty two acres above devised to my daughter Constantia and also three hundred and thirty acres of land on the south branch of fore miles run and the branches of Great Hunting Creek in Prince William County aforesd. according to the bounds thereof mentioned in the deed granted me for the same from the proprietors office dated the 17th day of February, 1729 together with a negro boy named peter a negro woman named Sarah and a negro girl named Winney which Iand and negros with their and every of their future increase I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Susanna and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever and for want of such heirs then to be equally divided between my daughter Constantia and Margaret and the heirs of each of their bodies lawfully begotten forever and if one of them be living on failure of their brother and no issue of her sister left which issue otherwise is to have the mothers part then the whole to be to such of my daughters Constantia and Margaret as shall be so living and her heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever and for want of such heir then to my right heirs forever.
      Item, I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Margaret all that tract of land which I bought of Capt. Thomas Harrison on the Branches of Great Hunting Creek in Prince William County afd. and also two hundred and thirteen acres of Iand on the Timber Branch of the afd. Great Hunting Creek according to the bounds thereof mentioned in the deed granted me for the same from the proprietors Office dated the 17th day of February, 1729 together with a negro woman named Kate and her daughter Philis and a Negro woman named Mollgoll which land and negroes with their and every of their future increase I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Margaret and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever and for want of such heirs to my son Thomas and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever and for want of such heirs then to be equally divided between my daughter Constantia and Susanna and the heirs of each of their bodies lawfully begotten forever and if but one of them should be living on failure of issue of their brother and no issue of her sister left which issue is otherwise to have the mothers part then the whole to be to such of my said daughters Constantia and Susanna as shall be so living and her heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever and for want of such heirs then to my own Right heirs forever.
      Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas all the rest of my lands and rights and title of lands whatsoever and wheresoever together with a negro man named Joe and his wife Amo and a negro man named Nimrod a negro woman named Sidgie a negro boy named Tom and a negro man child lately born to Negro Nan and also two negro men named Killmacco and Quoninicco a negro woman named jenny and her child Conny and a negro girl named Sarah after the death of my wife to whom their use labour and occupation is devised as aforesaid during her natural life which lands and negros their and every of their future increase I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever and for want of such heirs then to be equally divided between such of my daughters Constantia, Susanna and Margaret as shall be then living and the heir or heirs lawfully begotten of the body or bodies of her or them which shall be then dead in moiety or their parts according to the parts and proportioned the mother or mothers of such heirs should have been entitled to if living which part or parts after such division shall be Respectively or severally to them and the heirs of their several and respective bodies lawfully begotten forever and for want of such issue the part or parts of such of them so failing of issue to be to the survivours and the heirs of their several bodies lawfully begotten forever in equal parts and if there should be only one of my said Daughters surviving then the whole to her and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever and for want of such heirs then to my own right heirs forever.
      Item, I give and devise what money I have in England remaining due to me after the goods I have sent for are paid for out of the same to be equally divided between my Daughter Constantia Susanna and Margaret and desire that the shares of my said Daughters Susanna and Margaret be laid out by my Exor with the approbation of Cap. Thomas Harrison to purchase negroes for the said Susanna and Margaret and as the goods I have sent for out of England they being chiefly wearing apparel for myself my wife and my Daughters and family my will and pleasure is that my wife and my daughters shall have such part of the same as was sent for for each of their proper use and that my son Thomas shall have such part thereof as I sent for for my use and that the goods sent for for the familys use with the rest of the goods which shall come in shall be equally divided between my wife my son Thomas and my three daughters, Constantia Susanna and Margaret
      Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Constantia two gold rings and one new trunk to my daughter Susanna one gold ring and one new trunk to my daughter Margaret one gold ring and one new trunk and to my son Thomas one new trunk which rings and trunk I sent for to England by Capt. Nichollson.
      Item, I give unto my son Thomas all my wearing apparel and unto my very good friend Capt. Thomas Harrison I give and bequeath twenty shillings to buy a mourning ring.
      Item, I give and bequeath all the rest of my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever not herein devised after my debts and funeral expenses paid to be equally divided between my wife Hannah my son Thomas and my daughter Constantia Susanna and Margaret but will and desire that the same shall not be appraised.
      Item my will and pleasure is that my son Thomas shall have the care management and tuition of my daughters Susanna and Margaret and their estates till they shall respectively attain the age of eighteen years or be married and I hereby desire and require my said son that in the management thereof he pursue and follow the advise and direction of my good and trusty friend Cap. Thomas Harrison.
      Lastly I constitute ordain and appoint my dear and welbeloved wife Hannah Pearson my Daughter Constantia Pearson and my son Thomas Pearson Executors and Executrixs of this my last Will and Testament and desire and request my good Cap. Thomas Harrison to be coadjutor and assistant to them therein and to direct and advise my son Thomas in the management of his own and of his young sisters estate for his trouble and expenses in which I will that he be paid out of my said Sons and youngest Daughters estate if he shall require it.
      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the seventh day of December in the years of our Lord God One thousand seven hundred and thirty one.
      Simon Pearson (Seal)
      Signed, sealed and published in the presents of us the words (which issue otherwise is to have the mothers part) in the first page the same words in the second page and the words (new) and (and their estate) in the third page being first interlined. Alex. Scott
      J. Mercer
      Philip Pritchet
      Robert Ling
      At a Court held for Stafford County the 9th day of May 1733. The within will and testament of Simon Pearson Gent. deced. was presented in Court by Thomas Pearson one of the Exor. therein named and by Nathaniel Chapman in right of his wife Constantia, another of the Exor. therein also named who made oath according to Law and was further proved by the oaths of Alexander Scott and John Mercer Gent. who on oath declared that they saw Philip Pritchet and Robert Ling sign the same as Witnesses and admitted to record and Thomas Pearson Wm. Allison and Elizabeth Cooke made oath that they heard the deced. declare and desire in his last sickness that the said will should stand without any other alteration than that his daughter Susanna should have a negro man named Solomon (purchased by him after making his said will) instead of a negro named Sarah devised her by the said will which negro died since the making thereof and on motion of the said Exor. certificate was granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.
      Teste :
      The. Claiborne, Clerk.
      At a Court continued and held for Stafford County the 10th day of November, 1733 this will was further proved by the oaths of Hannah Pearson the other Exor. therein named and on her motion certificate was granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.
      Teste :
      The. Claiborne, Clerk.

      the Inventory of Nov. 27, 1733, was signed by Nath. Chapman and one Jno. Geoman, and the Clerk of the Court was H. Tyler.
      The Account of the Estate, filed June 12, 1739, was signed by Nathaniel Chapman, Constantia Chapman and Thomas Pearson, before H. Tyler, Clerk of the Court. Mrs. Hannah Pearson did not sign either report.

      It may be interesting to note that Hening's Statutes of Virginia, Vol. 4, page 331, mentions that the land of Simon Pearson upon the up-per side of Great Hunting Creek was used for a warehouse in May, 1732.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK M; 1729-1748; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 210- 214 Inventory of all goods and chattels belonging to the Estate of Capt. SIMON PEARSON Deceased taken ye 27th Novr 1733 .. items listed and valued. The Upper Quarter .. in the Store House not Divided .. Cattle
      at ye Plantation on Potomack Creek .. 6 hogds: Tobo on board of Hazard Capt. ED. SPOORS since lost 6 Hodg on board of Camilla Cap. Giles .. Tobo at ye Quar. in Prince William .. Mr. JOS. ADAMS Merch in London .. due from Mr. JAS. BUCHANON Merch in London .. Nathl. Chapman
      At Court contd. & held for Stafford Thos. Pearson ExEx County May the 12th 1736 Inventory admitted to record
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK M; 1729-1748; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp. 271-273
      Dr. 1733 Capt SIMON PEARSONS Estate to NATHAL. CHAPMAN Contra To 1 drest akin for his son, paid RICHD. FLETCHER for goods, delivered JAMES WADE for his freedom dues, cash paid Coll. NICHS. SMITH, 7 gallons Rum at the funeral, paid Hawleys and Godfrey for Levies for 1732, paid Capt WASHINGTON & Co. for Sundrys, paid JAMES CARTER for Quit rents of 7246 acres of land @ 2/ Sterl p hundred 25 p ct on do to make it currency, paid James Carter for an order from GEO. BUCHANAN on accot. Capt ARBUTHNOTS estate, To WILLIAM HALES accot., paid JOHN GRANT, paid Mr. NELSON for a hat band and g]oves for THOMAS PEARSON, paid WILLIAM HERLE, paid RICHTD FLETCEHER for galls rum and Sugar for the reaping, paid THOMAS EVES for note, paid Thomas Eves for making a mourning coat. for Thos. Pearson paid JOHN SMITH, payd JAMES WAUGH for cone hire, paid PETER LEEDCHAN for Levies,
      Cr. 1733 June 16 Note reced of JAMES GOING of JOHN PAGE, Cash reced THOS. PEARSON, Note of EDWARD SNOXELL, Ditto GEORGE SYMSON, Cash of DARBY BRYAN, JOHN MERCER, JOHN HERLE, Aug IOth By crop reced made at the home plantation on Potomack creek, By ditto made in Pr. William, Note reced of JAMES SUDDUTH, EDWARD WILLIAMS, THOS, SMITH, Rappa. THOMAS FURR, JOHN PAGE, STEPHEN FULLER, EDWD. WILLIAMS, SIMON BOWLING, of WM. NORTHCOAT, of LEWIS ELSEY cash reced for the warehouse rent 1733 paid JOHN WITHERS HARPER for a debt, paid JOHN MERCER, WM. DENT, MARY SHAVONS acct. shipped to JAMES BUCHANAN, Shipped in BUCKERIDGCE, paid CATESBY COCKS note, paid Grigsby`s Judgment, Capt. SPOORE for Inspection he paid, paid Marlbro Inspectors 4 crop hhds. paid WM. BROOK-SHIRES acct. 1734 Augt. 10 Capt HEDGMAN'S account azid levies. paid WM. WALKER for a coffin, paid SARAH JEWARS acct, paid Mr, SCOTT for the funeral SerMan, paid Mr. CLAIBORNE for elks note, paid SAN'L. TIMMONS, JOHN GRANT paid the inspector of 7 hhds Tobo had out of hunting creek warehouse and ships in hoard the Smith Capt. BUCKRIDGE @ 3/. July 5 paid JAMES CARTER for quit rents 5636 acres land 1733 Sterling paid THOMAS HARISSON SENR. for a Legacy left him, paid MOSELY BATTALEY for a fee agst TRAMELL paid EBENEZER MOSS his acct Smiths work, 1734 - paid WPM. BROOKSHIRE, paid WM. HALE for MARY STRAUGHANS living at ye Quarter, paid EDWARD EMMS for Levies, paid GEORGE TRAMELL, paid JAMES BAXTER, WILLIAM HERLE, Mr. COCKS clks note, 1735 To the hire of a Boat to carry Tobo to the warehouse 2 days at 20 p day, payd MICHAEL REGAN, EDWARD EMMS, ANN BALL, LEWIS ELSEY, EDWARD EMMES, JERE BRANAUGH, WILLIAM HERLE, Mr. NATHL. CHAPMAN, 1734 reced of NICHOLAS GRIMES, LEWIS ELSEY, WILLIAM BRUESTER, RICHD. RAKSTRAW, THOMAS COATHER, MOSES GOIN, THOMAS WEST, DAVID THOMAS, JAMES HALLEY, JOHN BURK, By MICHAEL REGANS rent, by Tobo reced HENRY WATSON
      E E p Thos. Pearson
      At Court held for Stafford County June 12th 1739 Nathaniel Chapman and Thomas Pearson ExEs of SIMON PEARSON deced presented account .. admitted to record.
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      Father: Thomas PEARSON b: 1664-1675 in Va.
      Mother: Sarah ALEXANDER b: 1667
      Captain in Stafford Co. Militia

      Left will dated 7 Dec. 1731 which was proved 16 Nov. 1733.
      He supposedly married first Hannah Alexander.
      Hannah Ball was his second wife

      He obtained on 24 Jan. 1726 a patent of 1,409 acres in Stafford Co. on Horsepen Run of Great Hunting Creek, adj. to Henry Fitzhugh's land called Ravensworth. On 17 Feb 1729, he obtained two patents from the Northern Neck Proprietors: 213 acres in Stafford County, on Timber Branch of Great Hunting Creek adj. to land of Col. Mason taken up by John Simpson; and 330 acres lying in Stafford Co. on Four Mile Run & Great Hunting Creek adj. Thomas Pearson, Gabriel Adams and James Robertson now between Bailey's Crossroads and Four Mile Run. Other patents of Simon Pearson included one he received 18 Feb. 1729 for 195 acres in Stafford Co adj. to Thomas Going, Parson Brechin and Col. George Mason near Potomack River. His lengthy will made many provisions, and provided that "what money I have in England remaining due me" be used to purchase Negroes for his daughters Susannah and Margaret.
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      RE: Beginning at a White Oak page 191-192-193
      385 HARRISON, THOMAS 41 lr 19p 15 May 1750 NN F:359 LS Great Hunting Creek adjacent own land. Included in re-grant of John West, 74 acres.
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      RE: Beginning at a White Oak page 191-192-193
      270 HARRISON, THOMAS JR. 271 4 September 1731 NN D:38 Four Mile Run adjacent Capt. Simon Pearson's Red oak land, Robinson's now Quarles.***

      HARRISON, THOMAS - See SMARR, ANDREW; HARRISON, BURDETT; AND HARRISON, THOMAS.
      HARRISON, THOMAS - See WEST, JOHN; HARRISON, WILLIAM; HARRISON, THOMAS AND PEARSON, THOMAS.
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      1731 - 1732 Prince William County, Virginia Deeds, Liber A {June Whitehurst Johnson}:
      Pages 105-113. Oct. 19, 1731. James Robertson of Parish of Hamilton, planter to Simon Peirson of Overwharton Parish in County of Stafford, Gent....Robertson grant of the Proprietors of the North. Neck of Virginia...dated Jan. 20, 1724. .432 a.... West side of Long branch of four mile Run....adjoyning another tract....800 a....at corner of Col. Mason.. .north side of Wampokin branch....for 12540 lbs. of Tob.. :432 a. and 195 a. of the 800 a. tract....Deed of lease and release.
      James Robertson
      Wit: Jno. Allen, J. Mercer.
      Rec'd. of Simon Peirson 12540 Lbs. Tob...20 Day of Oct. 1731. Wit. by same.
      At court Oct. 20, 1731. James Robertson acknowledged this deed of release with receipt.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber D; 1738 - 1740; Pages 158-160.
      June 25, 1738. Thomas Harrison Jr. of Pr. Wm., Gent to David Thomas of sd. Co., taylor....150 a....in Truro Parish....standing in Capt. Simon Pearson's line....for terms of natural lives of David Thomas, Ann Thomas his wife, and John Thomas their son. Thos. Harrison Jr.
      Mem: David Thomas is not to pay any rent until the 10 day of April
      1741.
      At Court June 25, 1739 Thomas Harrson Jr. acknowledged this lease.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber E; 1740 - 1741; pp 355-362
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty second day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty one Between THOMAS HARRISON of the County of Prince William gent of the one part and WILLIAM HENRY TERRETT of the said County gent & MARGARET his Wife of the other part WHEREAS the said THOMAS HARRISON by Deeds of Lease and Release bearing date respectively the tenth and Eleventh days of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighteen did grant unto SIMON PEARSON late of the County of STAFFORD gent Deced (Father of the said MARGARET) & to his heirs forever all the title & demand of him the said THOS. HARRISON to all that tract or parcels of land containing two hundred Eighty & nine acres & one half of an acre each of them lying and being then in the Parish of Overwharton in the County of STAFFORD (but since the Division of the said County of STAFFORD lying in the Parish of Truro in the County of Prince William) being the equal moieties or halves of two eighth parts of a greater tract of land containing four thousand six hundred and thirty nine acres granted to JOHN WEST, WILLIAM HARRISON, THOMAS PEARSON & the said THOMAS HARRISON scituate lying and being on the Main Run of GREAT HUNTING CREEK as by PATENT bearing date the twenty third day of December in the year one thousand seven hundred and Six & divided into eight parts by RICHARD WATTS of WESTMORELAND COUNTY on the twenty Second day of March one thousand seven hundred and fourteen as by the several plats drawn by him may appear both which eighth parts as aforesaid whereof those two tracts & parcels of land thereby sold & confirmed by the said THOMAS HARRISON to the said SIMON PEARSON & his heirs forever as aforesaid the equal! moieties & halves are bounded as followeth Vizt. one Eighth part begining at a white Oak standing on the INDIAN BRANCH the end of the Seventeenth Course of the aforesaid PATENT extending thence North West to the line of FITZHUGHs Great Tract of land thence on the said Line North to an Oak thence North East to an Oak thence South East to a white Oak thence South West to the INDIAN BRANCH where the begining is, the other eighth part begining at a marked Gum tree standing at the end of the twenty second Course of the said PATENT thence North West to a Hickory standing on the main North Branch of GREAT HUNTING CREEK run thence South East to a black Oak tree thence South East to a red Oak thence South East to the begining Gum with all rights to the said premises as by the said Deeds of Lease and Release may fully appear & WHEREAS the said SIMON PEARSON Deced by his Last Will &TESTAMENT in Writing among other things did give unto the said MARGARET his Daughter & the heirs of her body the moiety of the first abovementioned Eighth part with divers remainders over & Whereas HENRY FITZHUGH Esqr, by a late Survey of the great Tract of land abovementioned adjoining upon the said first above mentioned Eighth part path taken in & included a great part of the said first abovementioned Eighth part within the bounds of the said Tract of Land whereupon Differences have arisin between the said WILLIAM HENRY TERRETT & the said THOMAS HARRISON touching the Construction of the said THOMAS HARRISONs Deeds to the said SIMON PEARSON & whether the said THOMAS HARRISON was by the Covenants in the said Deed of Release contained oblidged to make good and warrant unto the said SIMON PEARSON his heirs the full Quantity of two hundred Eighty nine acres & an half of land or the said SIMON PEARSON his heirs were only entitled to an equal moiety of the said first abovementioned Lot or eighths part of land whether the same contained more or less for Determining which differences the said WILLIAM HENRY TERRETT & THOMAS HARRISON agreed to abide & perform the award order and arbitrement of ZACHARY LEWIS, MOSELEY BATTALEY & JOHN MERCER gent or any two of them concerning the said premises & Whereas the said ZACHARY LEWIS and MOSELEY BATTALEY made and published their award in Writing under their hands and Seals bearing date the twelfth day of November one thouand seven hundred and forty of and concerning the said premises in the words following: "To all People to whom this present Writing of Award shall come ZACHARY LEWIS & MOSELEY BATTALEY gent of SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY Arbitrators indifferently chosen Elected & Named by and between THOMAS HARRISON & WILLIAM HENRY TERRETT both of the County of Prince William Gent to arbitrate & Determine of for upon & concerning a certain matter in Controversy and Debate between said THOMAS HARRISON & WILLIAM HENRY TERRETT relating to a certain parcel or Dividend of land being in the County of Prince William aforesaid on the Branches of GREAT HUNTING CREEK begining at a white Oak standing in the INDIAN BRANCH the end of the seventeenth Course of a PATENT containing four thousand six hundred thirty nine acres granted to JOHN WEST, WILLIAM HARRISON, THOMAS PEARSON & the said THOMAS HARRISON extending thence Now to the line of FITZHUGHs great Tract of land thence on the said Line No, E. to an Oak tree thence No. E. to an Oak thence So, E, to a white Oak thence So, W. to the INDIAN BRANCH where the beginning is the same being one of the Lots sold by THOMAS HARRISON to SIMON PEARSON late of STAFFORD COUNTY Gent deced described in Deeds of Lease and Release bearing date the Tenth and Eleventh days of March in the year 1718 made between said THOMAS HARRISON by the Name of THOMAS HARRISON of the Parish of Overwharton & County of STAFFORD of the one part & SIMON PEARSON of the said Parish & County of other part & Whereas the aforesaid WILLIAM HENRY TERRETT hath a title to two hundred and Eighty nine & an half acres of land being a moiety of the aforementioned Lot of Land having intermarried with MARGARET one of the Daughters and Devisees of the aforesaid SIMON PEARSON Now Know ye that we the said Arbitrators having taken upon us the charges of the said Award and willing to set the said parties at peace by making a final End and determination concerning the premises in Controversy & having heard and Examined their proofs & allegations do declare this our award concerning the same in manner following first we do Award what remains of the said Lot of Land untaken away by a Survey lately made by HENRY FITZHUGH Esqr. if the same do not exceed Two hundred Eighty nine acres and an half being one moiety of the Land to the benefit of said WILLIAM HENRY TERRETT & MARGARET his Wife and issue of said MARGARET pursuant to the last Will of the said SIMON PEARSON Deced finally we do determine that said THOMAS HARRISON his heirs shall be free from any suit whereby to compel him or them to make an Satisfaction for what land in the said Lot shall be wanting to make up the quantity of two hundred eighty nine and an half acres of land and if it shall be found upon a just Survey of said land that there is above the quantity of two hundred eighty nine acres and an half of land remaining untaken away that such overplus shall be to the use of the said THOMAS HARRISON and his heirs, In Witness we the Arbitrators have put our hands & Seals this twelfth day of November 1740. Z. LEWIS & M. BATTALEY," as by said Award relation being at Large appear. Now This Indenture Witnesseth that said THOMAS HARRISON for the performance of the said Award hath granted unto said WILLIAM HENRY TERRETT & MARGARET his Wife & unto the heirs of the body of the said MARGARET under the Last Will & Testament of the said SIMON PEARSON deced Two hundred Eighty nine acres & an half of land with all and Singular the appurtenances & the said THOMAS HARRISON hath appointed JOHN MINOR of the said County of Prince William gent his true & Lawful! Attorney for him to enter and quiet possession and Seisin thereof for him and in his name to deliver unto the said WILLIAM HENRY TERRETT & MARGARET his Wife. In Witness whereof the parties have set their hands and Seals
      in presence of us THOS, PEARSON, THO, HARRISON
      WILLIAM PEAKE, WILLIAM CHAMPNEYS WM, HENRY TERRETT
      Memorandum that on the Sixth day of July one thousand seven hundred and forty one full and peaceable possession was delivered by JOHN MINER gent to WILLIAM HENRY TERRETT & MARGARET his Wife in presence of us
      ROBERT R, BATES, JOSEPH WALKER,
      THOMAS FARMER, WM. 0 DAVY
      At a Court held for Prince William County the 27th day of July 1741
      THOMAS HARRISON & WILLIAM HENRY TERRETT gent acknowledged this Deed of ffeofment & Livery and Seisin to be their acts and deeds and they are thereupon admitted to Record

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