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

Thomas Leftwich

Male Abt 1670 - 1730  (~ 60 years)

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  • Name Thomas Leftwich 
    Born Abt 1670 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1730  Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023564  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2021 

    Family 1 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) 
    Married Abt 1690  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Thomas Leftwich,   b. Abt 1690, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1753, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F11256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary North,   b. 1686, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1710  (Age > 25 years) 
    Married Abt 1704  Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F50544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Thomas Leftwich, Senior: His Life in Three Acts," by Charles R. McDaniel Sr., Rocky Mount, Virginia, Summer of 2004

      Leftwich-Trner Familes of Virgina and Their Connections by Walter Lee Hopkins, J. W. Fergusson & Sons (reprint by Higgings Books), 1941
      1705-1707 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part I [Antient Press]; Page 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 ofSeptember 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

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