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

John Rozier

Male Abt 1637 - 1705  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name John Rozier 
    Born Abt 1637  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Oct 1705  Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I022484  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father John {Rev} Rozier,   b. Between 1603 and 1605, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1660, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Hillier,   b. Abt 1610, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 Jul 1681, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married Abt 1628  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F07438  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Solley,   b. Abt 1640,   d. 1672, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married Abt 1656  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. David Rozier,   b. Abt 1656, Sittenbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1698, Richmond County, Virginia - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
     2. Bridges Rozier,   b. Bef 1672, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1704, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years)
     3. Elizabeth Rozier,   b. Aft 1672, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1704, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 30 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F13638  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Williamson,   b. Abt 1656, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1717, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married Bef Mar 1672/73  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Rozier,   b. Aft 1672, Sittenbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1698, Va Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years)
     2. Williamson Rozier,   b. Aft 1673
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F13657  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Title: Virginia State Records
      Repository:
      Call Number:
      Media: Civil Registry
      Page: Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol V, R-Z, from Virgnia Mag. of Hist. Genealogical Publishing County, Baltimore, 1981
      Text: p. 630, 634
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      WILLS OF Westmoreland County, Virginia 1654-1800 BY AUGUSTA B. FOTHERGILL: Pg 39
      ROSIER, JOHN, 28 September 1705; 31 October 1705.
      To Nathaniel Pope clerk of Stafford and practitioner at law all land which I formerly gave to my daughter Elizabeth Leftwich, 130 acres for which he to pay exx. 3500 lbs. of tobacco ; rest to wife Mary Rozier, exx.
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      WILLS OF Westmoreland County, Virginia 1654-1800 BY AUGUSTA B. FOTHERGILL: Pg 2
      HILLER, JOHN, 12 October 1657; 20 February 1657.
      Legatees; dau. Elizabeth Rozier and grandchild John Rozier, Jnr. to have all my estate save child of Mr. Webb my late wife's godchild one cow and calf; son in law John Rozier, clerk, to be executor.
      ===
      WILLS OF Westmoreland County, Virginia 1654-1800 BY AUGUSTA B. FOTHERGILL: Pg 3
      SOLLEY, THOMAS, 12 October 1663.
      Wife Elizabeth exx; son John Rosier and dau. Elizabeth Rosier.
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      Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia
      POPE, NATHANIEL of Appomattox, , 16 May 1659; 28 April 1660.
      To son Thomas the plantation upon the cliffs, five cows at the age of 21 years.
      To son Nathaniel plantation whereon I live;
      wife Lucy land whereon I live for life or until marriage.
      To son in law John Washington money which he oweth unto me.
      My son in law William Hardidge
      son Thomas to be exr. and if he die son Nathaniel;
      Witnesses; John Washington, Law[rence] Washington, John Rosier
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 158
      Note:
      [Westmoreland County, Deeds & Wills No.

      1, pp. 261 and 262]: BRIDGES & WIFE TO WASHINGTON To all Christian people to whome these presents shall come, greeting Know ye that we Anthony Bridges of the parish of Washington
      page 159
      in the county of Westmoreland in Colony of Virginia Gent. And Elisabeth Rosier alias Bridges, the now wife of the aforesaid Anthony Bridges lawfull daughter sole heir and legatee named in the last will and Testament of John Hiller whilst he lived in the County of Westmoreland aforesaid Gent. deceased, for and in consideration of a valuable sum of Tobacco to us paid by Major John Washington of the parish County and Colony aforesaid Gent. the receipt whereof we doe hereby acknowledge and ourselves therewith to be fully satisfied and contented, as also for divers other good Causes and Considerations thereunto us moving, Have granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed and confirmed, and by these presents doe grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the aforesaid Major John Washington all that moiety or one half of a plantation formerly belonging to the aforesaid John Hiller deceased, and by him pattented and now divided and parted by order of the county court of Westmorel! and from the other moiety and residue of the said pattent and contained within these bounds following vizt.

      Beginning at an Old fallen Oak in the old field which divided this land and the land of Captain John Ashton extending upon Potomack river 101 poles to a high locest stump running southwest into the woods 404 poles to a Pohiccory standing on the west side of a path, thence southeast to another marked Oak standing on the southside of a run from thence southwest with a line of marked trees to a white oak, from thence southeast to a corner tree upon the round hills, being the head line, and from thence northeast to Captain Ashtons line, from thence northwest to a marked Oak extending on the north west side of a small swamp, and from thence northeast over the swamp to the place where it began, To have and To hold the said moitey, or one half of the plantation aforesaid, contained within the bounds aforesaid with all timber trees, woods and underwoods and all priviledges Commodoties and emoluments whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, to him the said Major Jo! hn Washington his heirs and assigns forever, the said Major Washington his heirs and assigns yielding and paying unto our sovereign lord the King his heirs and successors the yearly quit rent due at the times accustomed for the same, and we the said Anthony Bridges and Elisabeth Rosier alias Bridges doe for ourselves our heirs Exors and Admrs' warrant the aforesaid land contained within the aforesaid bounds with the appurtenances as aforesaid unto the aforesaid Major John Washington his heirs and assigns forever against all person and persons whatsoever; And we do further Oblidge ourselves, our heirs Exors and Admor's, or any of them to Acknowledge this bill of Sale in the next County Court to be held for Westmoreland aforesaid unto the said Major John Washington his heirs Exor's and Admor's or any of them.

      In witness whereof we the aforesaid Anthony Bridges and Elisabeth Rosier alies Bridges have hereunto set our hands the 19th day of June 1665.

      ANTHONY BRIDGES, ELISABETH ROSIER

      ALS. BRIDGES

      Teste: THOMAS BROUNDOWNE JOHN WATTS

      WILLIAM FRYAR 6th September 1665 This bill of sale was acknowledged in Court by the said Anthony Bridges and Elisabeth Rosier alias Bridges and then recorded. [Original recording in Deeds, Patents, Accounts, Depositions, &c., from 1665 to 1677, folio 97.]

      On November 29, 1671, John Washington, then Lieutenant Colonel, bought the other half of this "moiety" for sixteen thousand pounds of tobacco of the said "Anthonie Bridges of ye Pish of Washington in ye County of Westmrland in ye Collony of Virginia, [Page 160] Mechnt, who Intermarried with Elyzabeth Rosier, Lawfull Daughter & Sole Heir & Legatee & named in ye last Will & Testament of Mr John Hyllyer als Bridges ye now wife of Antonie Bridges as alsoe Guardian of John Rosier ye Sonn of ye aforesaid Elyzabeth Rosyer."
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/westmoreland/court/misc0000.txt
      URL title: Westmoreland County, Virginia - Old Records; William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 4
      Note:
      Deed, Westmoreland, August 1674, from John Rosier, of Westmoreland, Gentleman, son of John Rosier, clerk, to his father-in-law, Anthony Bridges, Gentleman, whose "now wife," Mrs. Elizabeth Bridges, was the widow of Rev. John Rosier and mother of said John Rosier.

      Mr. Anthony Bridges was a Justice of Westmoreland.
      ===
      PATENT BOOK, 2, 1666/1695, BOOK 6, pp. 211/212:

      5200 JOHN ASHTON, Will probated Stafford County, 26 Jan. 1682(83), and willed land he inherited from Col. Peter Ashton to James Ashton, their brother. He was formerly of Lowth (Louth). John Ashton's wife's name was Elizabeth and Capt. John Ashton, probably a son. JAMES ASHTON, died, Stafford County, formerly of Kirby-Underwood, Lincolnshire. His Will, dated 18 Aug. 1686 (87), names RICHARD ELKINS, John Ashton, son of Charles Ashton, Justice of Peace, and Col. Peter Ashton, Sheriff of Northumberland Co.,, Virginia. James Ashton had Godchildren: RICHARD ELKIN, Sarah Mottershead, Miss Rosier, daughter of John Rosier, and Elizabeth Sebastian, and willed RICHARD ELKINS 100 acres of his land. The Estate "Chatterton" King George, Virginia., now belongs to a Tayloe family.
      ===
      James Hughes 2005-07-06 19:39:53
      The Descendants of Captain Thomas Carter , Page 102

      Mar. 7, 1671, William Moseley delivered to Mr. Wm. Ball, Jr., Mr. James Williamson's patent for 1,800 acres of land dated 22 May, 1651, and the Underwood patent to Margaret and Mary Williamson for 882 acres, dated March 11, 1662. March 20, 1673, Capt. Wm. Ball, Gent., and Margaret his wife, a daughter and co-heir of Mr. James Williamson, and Anthony Bridges of Westmoreland, attorney for John Rosier, Gent., of Westmoreland, and Mary his wife, daughter and co-heir of James Williamson, sold to Charles Dacres, Clerke (Minister) of Westmoreland, 450 acres, part of a patent for 1,800 acres granted to Mr. James Williamson, dec'd, etc. They guaranteed title against themselves and the heirs of William Williamson, also dec'd.
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes


      p.48. Patent. 4 July 1653. Richd Bennett Esqr, Gov, etc to Samuel Bonan, 300 acres in Potomacke River, in Northumberland Co, adj N. NE on Potomacke River, W. NW on land of John Rosier, S. SW and E. S.E. on the main woods

      p.48. Sam Bonam in Nominy in Westmoreland Co assigns above patent to Richard Heabeard. 20 Nov 1655. Signed Sam Bonam
      Wit:
      Michael Hills
      The marke of John Cuesanbury {quinsenberry}
      Rec 20 Nov 1655

      p.48. P of A. No date shown. Sam Bonam to Wm Haridich to deliver above patent to Rich: Heabeard. No witnesses. Rec 20 Nov 1655.

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Westmoreland County, 1653-1657
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 104 pg
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1705-1707 {Antient Press}: pg 81
      Westmoreland County Court 28th of March 1707
      - POPE p MASON v PRATT p FINCH,
      Ejectione firme JOHN FINCH in custody, &c., was attached to answer JAMES MASON of a Plea for that (vizt) one NATHANIELL POPE, Practitioner at Law, on the first day of October 1705 at the Parish ofWashington in the sd County had demised unto JAMES MASON one messuage, one garden, one orchard, two hundred acres ofland, two hundred acres of woods, one hundred acres ofpasture and one hundred acres ofMarsh scituate in Parish and County aforesd to hold the land &c. with the appurtenances unto JAMES MASON and his assignes from the last day of September last past untill full and term ofthree yeares then next comeing and to be fully and ended and compleated, by vertue ofwhich demise said JAMES into the Plantation and premises did enter and was thereof possessed ,and being soe possessed JOHN FINCH afterwards, to witt, the second day of October the yeare aforesaid with force and armes and contrary to the peace &c., into the lands and tenements aforewsd did enter and said JAMES from his farm his term not being ended did dispell eject and amove, &c., and said JAMES from the possession thereof did hold out and still doth hold out and other enormities to him did doe to his damage thirty pounds sterling, therefore brought this suite &c. And at a Court held for the sd County the 27th day ofMarch 1706, Oath being made that the tenant in possession was duely served with a copy ofthe Plaintiffs Declaration and the notice thereon endorsed, it was ordered that if the tenant in possession or those under whom hee claimed haveing legall notice by the Sheriff of this County or his Deputy did not appeare at the then next court and make him or themselves Defendants, confess Lease Entry and Ouster and insist only on the mere mise of the premises, then Judgment to go for the Plaintiff, &c., And at a Court held for sd County the 26th day ofJune 1706 appeared JOHN PRATT, SENR., by JOHN PRATT, JUNR., his Attorney, and confessed Lease Entry and Ouster and was admitted Defendant in the roome ofJOHN FINCH and prayed Lycence of Imparlance till the then next Court which was granted, &c. And at a Court held for the sd County the 28th ofAugust 1706, the Defendant faileing to enter a Plea to the Plaintiffs Declaration, it was ordered that unless hee appeared at the then next Court and pleaded to the same, Judgment to pass against him by default; And now at this Court both Plaintiffand Defendant being present by mutuall consent ofboth parties, it was agreed and the Defendant acknowledged the whole matter offact, And that hee the said PRATT was in possession of the land &c. in the Plaintiffs Declaraton sett forth by vertue ofa Deed from one JOHN ROOSER, SENR., made to his Daughter, then ELIZABETH LEFTWICH, Wife of THOMAS LEFTWICH, the Deed bearing date the 25th day ofNovember 1700, and also byvertue of a Deed from THOMAS LEFTWICH bearing date September the 13th 1702, and by no other title; and the beforementioned NATHANIELL POPE, the Demisor in the Declaration before named likewise acknowledged to claime only by virtue ofthe Last Will and Testament of the aforenamed JOHN ROSSER, SENR. justices for this County, and by the Will expressed to bee given to him, the said NATHANIELL in fee, and by THOMAS LEFTWICH further confirming to said NATHANIELL by virtue of a Deed beareing date the 20th day of October 1705 by which hee conveyed his whole right and title ofand unto the aforenamed land and to im, NATHANIELL POPE, all which matters offact as aforesd being by both Plaintiff and Defendant acknowledged as aforesd, they wholly submitted the matter of Law as to the mere mise of the premises to the Judgment and determination ofthe Court; And upon heareing of all mattes and arguements ofboth parties and mature deliberation thereon had, it being principally insisted upon that THOMAS LEFTWICH was Father to a Child by him begotten on the body of the said ELIZABEETH, and therefore claimed a right to the land in dispute as tenant by the courtesie ofEngland for that it fully appeared to this Court by the words of the Will ofJOHN ROSSER from whom the Defendant, JOHN PRATT, claimed, that the land in dispute was given to the aforesaid ELIZABETH LEFTWICH and her heires begotten by the issue ofher body freely and quietly without any manner ofchallenge claime or demand ofhim JOHN ROSSER, &c., It is therefore the oppinion ofthe Court that THOMAS LEFTWICH could not bee any wayes intituled to the land by vertue of the Deed of Guift from JOHN ROSSER and consequently not tenant by courtesie of England, and further adjudged that the Deed ofSale of the land from THOMAS LEFTWICH to JOHN PRATT is null and void and that the title by which NATHANIELL POPE doth claime is valid and sufficient in the Law, and they do therefore ordered that her Majtie's Writt ofhabere facias possessionem be issued and directed to her Majtie's Sheriffofthe County aforesd thereby requireing him to putt JAMES MASON into the peaceable and quiet possession of the land and premises for and dureing his term aforenamed
      ===
      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 4, Part II - 1670-1672; Antient Press: pg 264
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pnts that I ANTHONY BRIDGES Attorney of my Son in Law JOHN ROSIER doe hereby constitute and appoint my well beloved friend one Capt JNO. HULL of Rappa Gent my lawfull Attorney to act and doe in the Sales of land in Coprtnership between Mr. WM. BALL JUNIOR and my aforesd Son JOHN ROSIER giving unto my said Attorney as ample power as any instrumt. in Law made or to be made might doe holding firms and stable all that my said Attorney shall lawfully doe in the prmises Wittness my hand and seale this 30th of 8br 1671
      lin pace of us GEORGE SOUTHERN ANTHONY BRIDGES
      JOHN ROSIER
      Recordatr, in Cour Rappa xth die 9bris 1671
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 5, Part I - 1672-1674; Antient Press: pg 93-95
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall or may come Whereas WILLIAM BALL who INTERMARRIED with MARGARET WILLIAMSON and JOHN ROZIER who INTE-MARRIED with MARY WILLIAMSON by Virtue of the Will of Coll. WILL. UNDERWOOD late of Rappa. County deceased who did give and bequeath unto the said MARGARET AND MARY WILLIAMSON Eight hundred Eighty two acres of land as p Will appears and also confirmed by Pattent unto the said MARGARETT and MARY WILLIAMSON bearing date the Eleventh day of March 1662 may more fully appeare and for so much as the sd Land is in joynt Teanned as Intermarrying aforesaid and they not willing the bounds thereof to be laid out at present do agree as well for themselves as also for our heirs and assigns that the said WILLIAM BALL as Intermarrying as aforesaid shall not claime any right or interest by way of Survivership or his heirs or assignes as also JOHN ROSIER who Intermarrying MARY WILKINSON shall not by himself his heirs or assignes claim any right or interest by way of Suvivorship but in case at any time when it shall happen that the said Land shall be devided or any part of the land aforesd shall fall into any other bounds by Priority of Pattant in a former Grant whereby either party aforementioned or either of their heirs shall happen to lose any part of his moyety by such former Grant then the other shall freely readily and willingly surrender to him the halfe quantitie of what shall be soe by any former grant taken away from the said Devident and in case of the Refusal of either partie soe to do when reasonably required that then it shall be lawful! for the other partie grieved or his heirs to take a Survevaire and lay out the same by the deviding line out of the refusers part and he so refusing shall and doth hereby confirme himself and his heirs to consent thereto and to pay halfe the charge of the abovesaid clauses and agreements as aforesaid we have hereunto sett our hands and seals this 11th of November 1672 Regis Car 2nd 24
      in presence of WILLIAM MOSELEY, WILLIAM BALL
      JOHN HULL JOHN ROSIER
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa quinto die March 1672/3
      WE the Within named WILLIAM BALL JUNIOR and JOHN ROSIER doe each of us desire that the within written agreement be recorded in Rappa. County and doe hereby impower and authorize Lieut. Collo. JOHN HULL to acknowledge the same in the same Court in our names and behalfes Witness our hands this day and yeare within written
      Test WILLIAM MOSELEY, WILLIAM BALL JUNIOR
      ROBERT NURSE JOHN ROSIER
      Recordatr xx die March 1672
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 5, Part I - 1672-1674; Antient Press: page 145-150
      THIS INDENTURE made the seven and Twentieth day of March in the five and Twentieth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord CHARLES the Second 1673 Betweene CHARLES DACRES of the County of WESTMORELAND in Virginia Clerk of the one part and Capt. WILLIAM BALL of the County of LANCASTER in RAPPA RIVER in Virga. Gent and MAGARET his Wife and JOHN ROSIER of the County of WESTMORLAND in Virginia Gent, and MARY his Wife of the other part Witnesseth that hee the said CHARLES DACRES for the just quantity of Twenty thousand pounds of sound well conditioned merchantable tobacco and cask paid hath granted sold and confirmed unto the said WILLIAM BALL and MARGARET his Wife and JOHN ROSIER and Mary his Wife all that Plantation whereof JAMES WILLIAMSON died seized together with all houses orchards gardens fences enclosures belonging in as large manner as are expressed in the Originall Pattent of the said land wch said Plantation doth containe four hundred and fifty acres of land and is part of a Pattent of Eighteene hundred acres of land formerly granted to JAMES WILLIAMSON of the County of Rappa, Gent, (deceased) being in the County of Rappahannock and lately in occupation of Lt. Coll, JOHN HULL and now in the occupation of ROGER WILLIAMS or his assignes and lately sold by the said Capt. WILLIAM BALL and MARGARET his Wife and ANTHONY BRIDGES on behalfe of JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife unto the said CHARLES DACRES to have and to hold the said plantation and premises and said CHARLES DACRES doth hereby promise at the time of the delivery of these presents standeth lawfully seized as of fee simple in his own right of every part and parcell of the premises and hath full right to grant and conveigh the same and further the said CHARLES DACRES and his heirs will from time to time hereafter within the space of five years next ensuing the date hereof at the reasonable request costs and charges in the Law acknowledge whatsoever for the further and more better assuring and setling and conveying of the bargained premises unto said WILLIAM BALL and MARGARET his Wife and JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife their heirs and assigns forever PROVIDED Always upon this condition nevertheless that if the said CHARLES DACRES his heirs and assigns shall truly pay unto them or any of them the just quantitie of Twenty thousand pounds of sound well conditioned bright tobacco with cask wth out any manner of trash or ground leaves in manner following that is to say to the said WILLIAM BALL and MARGARET his Wife the just quantity of Five thousand pounds according to the quality before mentioned upon the tenth day of October next ensuing wth convenience in the County of Rappa. and to the sd JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife the just quantity of Five thousand pounds of like tobacco wth Cask at the day last before mentioned wth convenience in the County of WESTMORELAND also if said CHARLES DACRES his assigns paie unto them the just quantity of Five thousand pounds of tobacco wth cask upon the tenth day of October wch shall be in the year 1674 and to said JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife the just quantity upon the tenth day of October 1674 being in full the before mentioned twenty thousand pounds of Tobacco and Cask that then and thenceforth this present Indenture declared utterly void and lastly that said CHARLES DACRES cloth for himself his heirs grant if he shall faile in the payment that then from thenceforth it shall be lawfull for (them) and every of them into the said Plantation & premises to reenter and to have againe anything herein mentioned to the contrary. In Witness whereof the parties have sett their hands and seals the day and year first above written
      in presence of JOSEPH CHIPP, CHARLES DACRES
      SAMUEL BLOOMFIELD
      Recognit in Cu Com Rappa 19 die 9bris 1673
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 5, Part II - 1674-1676; Antient Press: pg 199-203
      THIS INDENTURE made the six and twentieth day of February in the yeare of our Lord according to the computation of the Church of England 1672/3 Betweene WILLIAM BALL the Younger of the County of Rappa (marked out) LANCASTER in the Collony of Virginia and MARGARET his Wife and JOHN ROSIER of the County of WESTMORELAND in the Collony aforesaid and MARY his Wife wch MARGARETT and MARY were Daughters and Coheirs of JAMES WILLIAMSON deceased of the one party and THOMAS KIRTON Gentleman of the County of Rappa of the other part. Whereas Sr. WILLIAM BERKELEY Knt. Governer of Virginia wth consent of Council of State did grant unto MARGARET and MARY WILLIAMSON Coheirs to JAMES WILLIAMSON three hundred and fifty acres of land being on RAPPA RIVER and lying thirty nine miles up the North side of the said River as by Pattent under the seals of this Collony bearing date the first day of May One thousand Six hundred Sixty and five amongst other things doth more at large appear Now These Presents Witnesseth that the said WILLIAM BALL and MARGARET his Wife and the said JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife for Ten thousand eight hundred pounds of tobaccoe to them or some of them in hand paide and by these presents granted unto the said THOMAS KIRTON his heirs and assigns forever all that said three hundred and fifty acres of land on the North side of RAPPA RIVER and beginning at a marked white Oake standing on the West side of the mouth of a Creeke & soe running for tenth North East nigh unto the said Creeke unto a marked red Oake including the said quantity of commonly knowne by the name of JACKMANS FOLLY withall and singular its rights and appurtenances together with all houses edifices buildings meadows feeding pastures woods fowling fishings waies easements and appurtenances whatsoever to the said lands or to any parte of them belonging as also all the Estate rights of them the said WILLIAM BALL & MARGARET his Wife and the said JOHN ROSIER & MARY his Wife and all evidences whatsoever touching the premises to have and to hold the said lands and all other premises with every of their Rights unto THOMAS KIRTON his heirs and assigns forever and for themselves and all persons whatsoever lawfully claiming under them shall warrant & defend that it is concluded and agreed betweene the parties that sd THOMAS KIRTON his heirs and assigns may forever enjoy all the before granted premises and kept harmless from all manner of encumbrances In Witness whereof the said (Parties) have hereunto sett their hands and wales the day and year written signed sealed & delivered
      Witnesses at signing of JOHN ROSIER JOHN ROSIER
      JOHN WASHINGTON, JOHN LORD MARY ROSIER
      Signed by the within named MARY ROSIER according to the contents above recited in the presence of JOHN WASHINGTON, JOHN LORD
      Signed before THOMAS NOPP, WILLIAM BALL
      WILLIAM BARNES, CHARLES STEWART MARGARET BALL
      Rappa. County May 7th 1674
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 5, Part II - 1674-1676; Antient Press: pg 284
      Nover Int, Presents me JOHN ROSIER of County of WESTMORELAND Gent. and WILL BALL JR. of LANCASTER COUNTY primo die May 1674 Whereas the above bound JOHN ROSIER and MARY his now Wife have by Indenture under their hands and Seals bearing even date with these presents and made between the said JOHN ROSIER and his said Wife on the one parties and the above WILLIAM BALL on the other partie for consideration therein mentioned and expressed granted and sold unto the said WILLIAM BALL his heirs and assigns forever the moyety or one halfe parte of a Pattent containing Eight hundred Eighty and Two acres of land lying in the County of Rappa as by the said before mentioned recited Indenture relacon being thereunto had may more full appear Now the Condicon of this Present obligation is such that if the said WILLIAM BALL his heirs or assigns shall and may at all times hereafter have and enjoy the said moyety of land and premises with their and every of their appurtenances according to the tenor and contents of the aforemenconed recited Indenture and also if at any time it shall so fall out and happen that any parte ofthe said Eight hundred Eighty and two acres of land shall be taken away by a just and lawful! Survey then if the said JOHN ROSIER his heirs and administrators or any of them shall make such just and Legall satisfaction unto the said WILLIAM BALL his heirs and assigns or any of them for the moyety or one halfe parte of soe much of the said Land as shall be taken away as aforesaid Proportionably according to purchase for the sd land pd to him by the said WILLIAM BALL that then and from thence forth this present obligation to be voyd and of none effect or else to remaine and be in full force and virtue
      in presence of ANTHONY BRIDGES, JOHN ROSIER
      JOHN BRUTON MARY ROSIER

      Recordatr x5 die May 1675
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