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

John "The Ranger" Taliaferro

Male Abt 1656 - 1720  (~ 64 years)


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  • Name John "The Ranger" Taliaferro  [1
    Born Abt 1656  Powhatan, Gloucester, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jun 1720  St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023593  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2021 

    Father Robert Taliaferro,   b. 11 Nov 1626, Stepney Parish, Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1671, York, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Catherine Debnam,   b. 1638, Kent County, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1700, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Abt 1654  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F45179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Smith,   b. 1 Jan 1659/60, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1720, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 59 years) 
    Married Abt 1676  Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lawrence Taliaferro,   b. 1684, Golden Vale Swamp, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1726, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     2. Charles Taliaferro,   b. Bef 1685, Golden Vale Swamp, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1722, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 37 years)
     3. Mary Taliaferro,   b. 1686, Golden Vale Swamp, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1721 and 1753, Snow Creek, St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     4. John Taliaferro,   b. 1687, Golden Vale Swamp, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1744, "Snow Creek" Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     5. John {addl records} Taliaferro,   b. 1687, Golden Vale Swamp, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Elizabeth Taliaferro,   b. 1691, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1724, St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     7. Robert Taliaferro,   b. Aft 1694, Golden Vale Swamp, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1728/29, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 33 years)
     8. Sarah Taliaferro,   b. 16 Oct 1695, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1768, St. Mary’s Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     9. William Taliaferro,   b. Aft 1695, Golden Vale Swamp, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1760, Stratton Major Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 63 years)
     10. Catherine Taliaferro,   b. 1697, Golden Vale Swamp, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1748  (Age 51 years)
     11. Zachariah Taliaferro,   b. 15 Jul 1699, Golden Vale Swamp, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1721/22, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     12. Richard Taliaferro,   b. 27 Sep 1703, Golden Vale Swamp, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1748, St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F13312  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1717-1722 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Settlements, No. 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 157-59.
      Will of John Taliaferro of the Parish of St. Mary's in Essex County, Gent., dated 1 June 1715.
      Unto my son Lawrence the plantation he now liveth together with the land thereto belonging. Also three Negros Cain, Grace and Beck now in his possession.
      Unto my son John the plantation whereon he now liveth together with the land thereto belonging. Also two Negros Frank and Nancy now being in his possession and likewise fifty pounds sterling mony of England.
      Unto my daughter Mary a ring of twenty shillings value. Unto my daughter Elizabeth 78 pounds of sterling money of England being a part unpaid of a portion promised her in marriage.
      Unto my son Charles 300 acres lying in a neck commonly known by the name of the old Church Neck within the aforesaid parish of St. Mary's, and one moiety of a tract of land taken up and pattened by me in partnership with my brother Francis Taliaferro deceased lying at the head of the Mount Creek.
      Unto my son Robert 675 acres of land being one moiety of a dividend lying in the Golden Vale Swamp.
      Unto my son Zachariah 675 acres of land the other moiety of the said devidend of land lying in the Golden Vale Swamp.
      Unto my son Richard one moiety of the land. I now live on, viz. the back half of the devidend.
      Unto my son William after the decease of my loveing wife the other moiety of the land whereon I now live, viz. the, half next the river together with the plantation thereon.
      The land aforementioned lying at the head of the Mount was taken up and pattented by me in partnership with my deceased brother Francis Taliaferro but no division made. In the lifetime of my said deceased brother I did purchase of him 100 acres lying on Rappahannock River and adjoyning to 1000 acres formerly granted by my deceased brother to me. The sale not being recorded in any Court of record, upon my said deceased brother's heir at law affirming the purchase 100 acres unto my son John then my son. John do make sure the lower moiety of the said devidend of land lying at the head of the Mount Creek unto such heir.
      If either of my sons Robt. and Zachariah shall happen to dye before they attain to the age of one and twenty then the whole 1350 acres become the survivour of them.
      If either of my sons Richard and William shall dye before they attain to the age of one and twenty then the whole 600 acres become the survivour.
      My whole personal estate, goods and chattels, my mill and Negroes do remain together entire without distribution to pay debts and legacies, then equally divided between my loveing wife and seven children Charles, Sarah, Robert, Zachariah, Catherine, Richard and William.
      My said mill between my sons Richard and William, and if sons dye to the survivor.
      My sons Charles, Robert, Zachariah, Richard and William executors .
      Jno. Taliaferro
      Wit: John Sutton,,Tho. Eva[ns1 Henry (H) Brice.
      21. June 1720. Presented in Court by Robert TaIiaferro and Zachariah Taliaferro, executors. Proved by Henry Brice, made oath that he saw John Sutton (who is now dead) sign the same.
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      1717-1722 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Settlements, No. 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 197-99. John Taliaferro, late of St. Mary's Parish. Inventory. 10 Aug. 1720. Items not valued; consists of goods in the house and at the quarter, including one white woman servant and twenty-two Negroes. Signed by Robt. Taliaferro and Zach. Taliaferro.
      16 Aug. 1720. Returned by Robert Taliaferro and Zachary Taliaferro, executors.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes
      The Marshall Family , Page 198
      Note:
      Deed, September 28, 1682, from Francis Taliaferro, of the County of Gloucester, Gent., son and heir apparent of Robert Taliaferro, to his bother John, 1,000 acres as an advancement on account of his marriage to Sarah, dr. of Lawrence Smith. The deed recites that said Robert Taliaferro and Lawrence Smith had on the 26th of March, 1666, surveyed and patented 6,300 acres, in what is now Essex County, Virginia.
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      1716-1718 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 15, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 133-34 20 Jan. 1717 [1718] John Taliaferro of St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, to John Taliaferro junr son to the aforesaid John of same For natural love and affection Two plantations with 1000 acres on the upper side of Snow Creek in the forke thereof which was formerly given to me by my brother Fran Taliaferro late of said parish by deed of gift.
      Jno.Taliaferro
      Wit: Robt Parker, Jno. Ellitts.
      21 Jan. 1717 [1718] Acknowledgedby John Taliaferro.
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      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 11-13
      TO ALL XPIAN People to whom these presents shall come I FRANCIS TALLIAFERRO of the County of GLOUCESTER in Collony of Virginia Gent., Sonn and heire apparent of ROBERT TALLIAFERRO, late of County of Rappa. in the Collony aforesaid deced send Greeting in or: Lord God everlasting. Know yee that for as much as my deced Father, ROBERT TALLIAFERRO, joyntly with LAURENCE SMITH of the County of GLOUCESTER Gent. on the 26th day of March in ye yeare of or: Lord One thousand Six hundred Sixty and six take up and Patent Six thousand & three hundred acres of land being in the aforesaid County of Rappa: Beginning at the mouth of SNOW CREEKE on the South side of Rappa. River and thence running the several courses and distances in the sd Pattent set down and expressed as by said Pattent relation had may appeare and further forasmuch as my said deced Father and the said LAURENCE SMITH by their joynt writing under their hands dated the 16th day of May 1667 and duly acknowledged and recorded in GLOUCESTER COUNTY COURT the same day did mutually agree that if either of them should die before division of the said lands that then & in such case the heires of him soe dying should have equal! right with the Survivors of and unto the said Six thousand three hundred acres of land by them Pattented as by ye records of said Deed may appeare Now Further Know yee that I the said FRANCIS TALLIAFERRO for the good will Natural love and affection which I bear unto my well beloved Brother, JOHN TALLIAFERRO, of the aforesaid County of Rappa., Gent. and for ye future advancemt. of my said Brother (he being now intended by the prmission of Almighty God to marry with SARAH the Daughter of said LAURENCE SMITH) and for divers other causes me thereunto moving have given and by this my prsent indented Deed of Gift doe freely and absolutely give unto my said Brother, JOHN TALLIAFERRO, his heirs, One thousand acres of land being part of the abovesaid Divident and to be laid out and bounded with lines of marked trees as followeth (that is to say) To begin at the Fork of SNOW CREEKE BRANCH by or near the PATH that leads to the FORT and from thence runing West North West for the breadth and South West and by West into the Woods for length to the extent of the Pattent and all the right and demand which I the said FRANCIS TALLIAFERRO now have unto the said land To have and to hold unto my said Brother, JOHN TALLIAFERO, and to his heirs To have and to hold to the use and enjoy without the lawfull lett of the said FRANCIS TALLIAFERRO my heirs or any other persons claiming under me and further I the said FRANCIS TALLIAFERRO either in person or by my lawfull Attorney will make acknowledgment of these prsents in
      Rappa. County Court upon request of my said Brother In Witness whereof I have sett my hand this 28th day of September 1682
      Sealed and Delivd. in the prsence of us
      JOHN MAINE, FRAN: TALLIAFERRO
      LEWIS BURWELL,
      HENRY CLERK
      RICHARD BROOKE
      Recognitr in Cur Rappa 7 die Febry Anno 1682 et Recordatr xiiii die
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      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 13-15
      TO ALL XPIAN people to whom these presents shall come I FRANCIS TALLIAFERRO of the County of GLOUCESTER in the Colony of Virginia Gent., Son and heire apparent of ROBERT TALLIAFERRO of the County of Rappa. in the Collony aforesaid Gent. send Greeting. Know yee that in as much as my said deced Father joyntly with LAURENCE SMITH of the County of GLOUCESTER and Collony aforesaid did take up and pattent Six thousand three hundred acres of land being in the said County of Rappa: and beginning at the mouth of SNOW CREEK on the South side of Rappa. River & thence running the severall coruses in the Pattent for the same expressed as by the said Pattent dated the 26th day of March Anno Dom: One thousand Six hundred Sixty and six (relation thereto may appeare) and also for as much as my said deced Father and the said LAURENCE SMITH by their mutuall agreement under their hands and recorded in GLOUCESTER COUNTY COURT the 16th day of May 1667 did oblige themselves each that if either of them should happen to dye before division of the said lands made the heires of him soe dying should have equall right and propriety with the Survivor. Now know yee that I the said FRANCIS TALLIAFERRO for the natural love and affection which I beare unto my dear Brothers, RICHARD and CHARLES TALLIAFERRO, and the desire I have of their future setticmt. and for diverse other good considerations have granted unto my said Brothers, RICHARD and CHARLES TALLIAFERRO, also to their heires Sixteen hundred acres of land part of the abovesd Six thousand three hundred of land and for their heirs to be laid out and bounded with marked trees as followeth (that is to say) to begin at the upper corner tree of the head of JOHN TALLIAFERROs land by me to him convayed by Deed of Equally date and runing West for length according to the back line of the said Patent and for the breadth upon JOHN TALLIAFERROs land according to the Pattent and all the right wch I now have To have and to hold the said Sixteen hundred acres of land with all its rights unto the said RICHARD and CHARLES TALLIAFERRO and their heires forever. Know yee that I the said FRANCIS TALLIAIIRRO doe intend and it is the meaning of these presents that if either of my said Brothers shall happen to die before they attaine to ye age of twenty one yeares that then in such case the above granted sixteen hundred acres shall be and remaine unto ye Survivor but if when my said Brother, RICHARD, come of age and doe desire Division of the premisses to be made that he have and it is my intent that he shall have (after division made) his first choice and lastly Know yee that I the said FRANCIS TALLIAFERRO do hereby for myselfe my heires with them my said Brothers their heirs shall quietly have all the above granted prmisses without the lawfull lett of me my heires or any other persons claiming under me In Witness whereof I have sett my hand & seale this 28th day of September 1682 Sealed and delivered in prsence of us
      JOHN MANN, FRANCIS TALLIAFERRO
      HENRY HILL, Clerk
      LEWIS BURWELL
      RICHARD BROOKE
      Recognitr in Cur Comr. Rapp 7 die Febry 1682 et Recordatr xiiii die
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      1692-1693 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 17)
      At a Court held for Essex County August ye 10th Ano: 1692
      - Mr. JOHN SMITH appeared in Court and acknowledged a Deed of Sale of a parcell of land to Mr. JOHN TALIAFERRO to be his real act and deed, ye same was admitted to Record
      - Capt. JOHN BATTAILE by vertue of a power from Mrs. ELIZA: SMITH, Wife to ye above named Mr. JNO: SMITH, relinquished her ye said ELIZABETHs right of dower of in & to a pcell of land sold by her Husband, Mr. JNO. SMITH, to Mr. JNO. TALIAFERRO, ye same is admitted to Record
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      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 32-34
      THIS INDENTURE made this Tenth day of Aprill in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and ninety six Betweene WILLIAM PANNELL, JAMES KAY and MARY his Wife, JAMES PHILLIPS and ISABELLA his Wife of the one pte: and JOHN TALIAFERRO of ye County of Essex of the other part; Witnesseth that whereas THOMAS PANNELL late of ye County of RAPPAK. did by his last Will and Testament bearing date ye Eleventh day of May one thousand six hundred & seventy six give to his Wife and Children all his lands and Whereas the said THOMAS PANNELL died seized of Six hundred acres of Land lying and being in RAPPA: County on the South side of the Freshes thereof, granted unto HENRY BERRY by Patent dated ye Eight of May 1664, & assigned by Assignmt dated the 12th of fiber: 1668 to JOHN BARROW and after by the sd. BARROW assigned to the said THOMAS PANNELL, Father of ye sd. WILLIAM, MARY & ISABELLA by Assignment dated ye 8th of January 1673/4; and Recorded in RAPPA. County may appear; three fifth parts of ye sd Six hundred acres of land lyeing as aforesd. & granted as aforesd, doth severally belong & appertaine to the said WILLIAM PANNELL, JAMES KAY & MARY his Wife, JAME PHILLIPS and ISABELLA his Wife, the sd. WILLIAM PANNELL for the sumo of Five thousand five hundred pounds of good tobacco & caske to him paid by the sd, JOHN TALIAFERRO doth fully acquitt & grant the sd. JOHN TALIAFERRO his heirs all the fifth part of ye sd WILLIAM PANNELL which he hath in the said Six hundred acres of Land and all Estate right & interest which ye sd WILLIAM hath or ought to have to one fifth part of ye sd Land, And alsoe ye sd. JAMES KAY and MARY his Wife for the summe of Four thousand pounds of sweet seated tobacco and caske to them paid by the ed. JOHN TALIAFERRO do fully grant unto the sd JOHN TALIAFERRO and to his heirs & assignes forever all ye sd fifth part of ye sd JAMES KAY & MARY his Wife which they have in right of ye sd. MARY in the Land & all the Estate right the sd. JAMES KAY & MARY his Wife hve to ye Land, And alsoe the sd. JAMES PHILLIPS and ISABELLA his Wife for the summe of Five thousand five hundred pounds of tobacco and caske to them paid sell unto the sd, JOHN TALIAFERRO and to his heirs and assignes forever all the fifth part of ye sd. JAMES and ISABELLA wch: they have in right of ye sd ISABELLA and in ye sd. Six hundred acres of Land and all ye Estate right & interest wch: they have; To have & to hold all ye premisses above sold to ye sd. JOHN TALIAFERRO and to his heirs & assignes forever to ye onely & proper behoofe of ye sd JOHN TALIAFERRO his heirs and ye sd WM. PANNELL for his part, JAMES KAY & JAMES PHILLIPS for themselves and for their Wives their heirs & every of them doe severally promise that ye sd. Land and every part now is free from all manner of incumbrances and covenant to the sd JOHN TALIAFERRO his heirs and assignes may from henceforth forever hold ye above menconed premisses with their appurtenances without any disturbance of them their heirs or assignes or any persons whatsoever, In Witness whereof hereunto they have sett their hands and affixed their seales the day & year abovesd.
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us
      THO: PHILPIN, WILLIAM PANNELL
      JNO. CORBIN, JAMES KAY
      CORNELIUS LINZEY MARY KAY
      JAMES PHILLIPS
      ISABELLA PHILLIPS
      Signed sealed & delivered by WM. PANNELL
      & JAMES PHILLIPS & ISABELLA PHILLIPS in presence of
      JNO: BATTAILE,
      BERNARD GAINES, ROBT, COLEMAN
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of April 1696
      Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER Cl Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I WILLIAM PANNELL of the County of LANCASTER, Planter, do owe unto JOHN TALIAFERRO of ye County of Essex Gent. his heirs and assignes in the just summe of Eleven thousand pounds of good tobbo: and caske; In Wittness whereof I have sett my hand and affixed my seale this (blank) Ano: 1696
      The Condition of this obligation is such that whereas by one Indenture bearing date with these presents made between WILLIAM PANNELL and JOHN TALIAFERRO for the consideration expressed, the said WILLIAM PANNELL hath granted one fifth part of Six hundred acres of land in RAPPA. County, now Essex, Now if ye above bounded WILLIAM PANNELL his heirs do perform and keep all the agreements on his part that ought to be kept menconed in the said Indenture according to the meaneing of the said Indenture without fraud or covin, Then this obligation to be void or else remain in full force Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of
      JAMES BOWKER, WILLIAM PANNELL
      ROBERT HALSEY, WILLIAM BERRY
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of Aprill 1695
      Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER ,Cl Cur
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      1697-1699 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 270-271
      THIS INDENTURE made ye 7th day of September 1698 in ye tenth year of ye Reigne of our Sovereign Lord King William ye third by ye grace of God &c. Between WM. PANNELL &THO: PANNELL of ye County of RICHMOND, ye Sons of THOMAS PANNELL deced., of ye one part & JNO: TALIAFERRO of ye County of Essex of ye other part; Witnesseth that whereas there is a certain parcell of Land lying on ye South side of Rappa: River in Essex County upon PUMENSIN CREEK containing Six hundred acres of Land surveyed taken up & patented by HENRY BERRY SENR., ye 8th day of Aprill 1664 & by him sold to JOHN BARROW & by ye sd. BARROW to THO: PANNELL deced; and by vertue of ye said PANNELLs Will given to be divided into five equal parts, that is to say, One hundred and twenty acres apeice between KATHERINE his Wife, his above said two Sons, & MARY & ISABELL, his two Daughters, & ye sd. WM. PANNELL & MARY & ISABELL, ye sd. two Daughters, haveing by a former conveyance or Deed of Sale sold & made over from them & their heirs three parts of ye sd. Land & premisses being three hundred & sixty acres of ye sd. Six hundred acres of land to ye sd. JNO: TALIAFERRO his heirs or assignes forever, ye sd. WILLIAM since ye former sale by ye death of his sd. Mother, being possessed with one fifth part more of ye sd. Land as rightful! heir to ye same by ye death of his sd. Mother, together with ye sd. THOMAS PANNELLs for & in consideracon of ye sum of Eleven thousand pds. of tobo: & cask to them by ye sd. JNO: TALIAFERRO well & truely paid, thereof do discharge & sell unto ye sd. JNO. TALIAFERRO his heirs & assignes two fifth parts more of ye sd Six hundred acres of land being ye two remaining parts not formerly sold & ye residue & remaining part of ye whole six hundred acres of Land aforemenconed, ye whole being bounded as followeth, Begining at ye South East limitt of ye land of CLEMT. HERBERT extending by or nigh ye River side crossing PUMENSIN CREEK into ye woods South West & lastly North East by ye land of CLEMT. HERBERT to ye place begun; To have and to hold ye above two fifth part of ye sd. Six hundred acres of Land forever unto ye sd. JOHN TALIAFERRO his heirs & assignes for evermore; & ye sd. WILLIAM & THOMAS for themselves their heirs grant that ye sd. JOHN TALIAFERRO his heirs may lawfully at all times hereafter for ever peaceably & quietly enter upon & enjoy ye sd Two fifths parts of ye sd. Land & premisses without any interruption of them or either of them their heirs or any other persons claiming any right to ye sd. two fifth parts & further that ye sd. WILLM: & THOMAS will at all times hereafer make further assureances in ye Law for ye better secureing & conveying ye sd. two fifth parts as by him ye sd. JNO: TALIAFERRO his heirs or assigns or their Councell learned in the Law shall be reasonably advised; In Witness whereof ye sd WILL: & THOM; have hereunto set their hands & seals
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us
      JOHN PEATLE, WILLIAM PANNELL
      ROBERT KAY THOMAS PANNELL
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of November 1698 & truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      Records of Colonial Gloucester County, Virginia: A Collection of Abstracts ... By Polly Cary Mason Page 67
      William Shelton O7 pg 82 April 23, 1681 (150 acres)
      Beginning at Tho: Dawkins near John Whittamores plantation adjoining Richard Holloway, Tho; DeekIns line formerly called Knoxes Land now Walter Kant, (Cant). Surveyed for Coll: Augustine Warner, dece'd, running to the great road, to James Reynalds and Edward Roes old Line. Being part of a great divident. & deeded to Skelton by Thomas Dawkins & Anne his wife bearing date the 15th day of October 1673. Surveyed by Robert Beverley In the presence of Tho. Dawkins Charles Roane, Ewd. Waller & other neighbors.
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      1699-1702 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 91
      Essex County Court 10th of June 1701
      - Certificate according to Act of Assembly is granted to JNO: TALIAFERRO for Six hundred & fifty acres of Land due for importacon of Thirteen persons into this Colony by name ARMINGER WARDENER, JNO: JAMES, SARAH JAMES, THO: JONES, MARK PHATRICK, WM. HATTON, ROBT. WILKINSON, THO: SCOOLER, JNO: SOMERFIELD, JNO: TOMPSON, WM. WOODFORD, RICHD QUILLIN & ANN FLOYD
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 46
      Deed. 10 Sept 1704. John Battaile of St Marys parish, Essex Co., sells Charles Smith a tract of land, _ Whereas John Battaile purchased of Robert Taliaferro and Sarah his wife 300 acres on 30th March 1687, and also purchased from Francis Taliaferro and Elizabeth his Wife 300 acres on 5th Sept 1687, both parcels of land equalling 600 acres. And since having obtained a patent for the said 600 acres as lapsing from Thomas Button as marrying the relict of John Gillett, and by deed of assignmentent the back of the patent, madeover-to Charles Smith ( for £250. sterling pd by Smith to Battaile ) the 600 acres, less 125 acres formerly sold by Battaile to Robert Thomas. Also reserving a plot 20 ft square "where the graves now are for a Burying place for me and my family", The property lying in St. Marys parish, Essex Co. This deed to confirm the transaction. -
      Wit: Signed Jno Battaile
      Thomas Shortt
      Tho Stretton
      Richard Buckner Ack and rec 11 Sept 1704.
      Note that this property was in that part of St. Mary's parish that lies in Essex Co.
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; (Page 378-80)
      1 April 1707. John Taliaferro of Essex County and Richard Buckner of same, Gent., to John Lomax and Elizabeth his wife. For agreements in former deed of release.
      Tracts described below.
      Whereas John Lomax of said county, Gent., and Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Wormley have, by deeds of lease and release, 7-8 July 1704 sold to me John Taliaferro all that tract called Portobago containing 3423 acres, being all the land on the lower side of Portobago Creeke or Swamp.., contained in and being part of the track called Portobago, and 400 acres in Gloucester County late in the possession of Samuel Smith and Ann his wife which was formerly given to Elizabeth now wife of the said John Lomax by Thomas Dawkins, deceased, formerly husband of her the said Anne' Smith.
      Jno. Taliaferro
      Richard Buckner
      Wit: John Catlett, Michaell Clerck.
      10 April 1707, Acknowledged by John Taliaferro and Richard Buckner.
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; (Page 380-82)
      8 April 1707. Gawin Corbin of Middlesex County to John Lomax and Elizabeth his wife. Whereas Gawin Corbin and John Lomax and Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Wormley daughter of Ralph Wormley, late of Virginia, Esqr., deceased, hold a tract commonly called Portobago containing 3423 acres in Essex County, formerly
      granted to Sir Thomas Lunsford, Knt. and Baronet, by patent 24 Oct. 1650, and whereas Gawin Corbin hath an estate for life in the land, the reversion after the death of Corbin being the proper inheritance of John Lomax and Elizabeth his wife late Elizabeth Wormley in fee simple, All the abovementioned land granted to Sir Thomas Lunsford (reserving the use of one plantation, called Corbin's Quarter with the buildings and fencing thereon until 9 January next and no longer).
      Consideration upon Corbin's paying 100 sterling, Lomax and Elizabeth his Wife conveyed their right of inheritance in an island together with the marsh adjoining, containing 500 acres
      Corbin
      Wit :..Richard Buckner,: Wm, Woodford, Salvator Muscoe
      10 April ,1707. Acknowledged:by Gawin.
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; (Page 382-87)
      9-10 April 1707 John Lomax of Essex County and Elizabeth his Wife late Elizabeth Wormley the daughter of Ralph Wormley County, Gent: Lease and release; for 3423 acres conveyed by Corbin to Lomax and 100 sterling 500 acres being an island with all the sunken ground and marsh adjoining that lies Within the bounds of a patent granted to Sir Thomas Lunsford Knt, and Barronet 24 Oct. 1650 next adjoining to the said island and also lying within the bounds of Sir Thomas Lunsford's patent side of the timber marsh in Meades Bay by Portobago Bay side, t o the Graveley Walk, thence along the side of the sunken, pocoson
      Bay the said island and land being upon Rappahannock River.
      Jno Lomax
      Wit : Richard Buckner, WM. Woodford, Salvator Muscoe
      10 April 1707. Acknowledged by John Lomax and
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 387-90.
      2 April 1707 Christopher Robinson of Middlesex County Gent to John Hay of the same, Gent for 2000 pounds of tobaccco.
      3288 acres and 40 perches by patent granted 2 May 1705 to John Hay and Christopher Robinson, most of the same then lying in Essex County about 3 miles back of Moon's mount on the side of a hill by a branchof the Mount Creek in the line of a patent granted to John Buckner corner to a patent granted Mr. Francis and John Taliaferro ... West Side of a branch of Mattapony
      Christopher Robinson
      Wit G. Corbin, R. Beverley, Jno Lomax
      10 April 1707 Acknowledged by Leonard Hill attorney of Christopher Robinson
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      1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 509. Deed of Gift. 22 March 1715/16 ( or perhaps 20 March ) John Taliaferro of St. Marys Par., gent., gives "for the Natural Love and affection wch I beare unto my son Lawrence Taliaferro" of the same Par. and Co., a plantation of 300 acres formerly purchased by the sd John from Thomas Meados and Susannah his wife.
      Wit:
      J Thornton Signed Jn Taliaferro
      Nicholas Smith Junr
      Ro Brooke Junr Rec. 20 March 1715/16
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      1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 510. Deed of Gift. 20 Maroh 1715/15. John Taliaferro of St. M. Par, Gent., gives "for the Natural Love and affection wch I bear unto my Loving Son Charles Taliaferro" of same 2ar., a plantation of 300 acres in St. M. Par., formerly purchased by sd John Taliaferro from John Smith Esqr of Gloster and Elizabeth his wife.
      J Thornton Signed Jno Taliaferro.
      Nicholas Smith Junr
      Ro Brooke Junr Rec. 20 March 1715/16
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      1716-1718 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 15, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 133-34.
      20 Jan. 1717 [1718]. John Taliaferro of St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, to John Taliaferro junr., son to the aforesaid John, of same. For natural love and affection. Two plantations with 1000 acres on the upper side of Snow Creek in the forke thereof which was formerly given to me by my brother Fra. Taliaferro late of said parish by deed of gift. .
      Jno. Taliaferro
      Wit: Robt, Parker, Jno, Ellitts
      21 Jan. 1717 [1718]. Acknowledged by John Taliaferro.


  • Sources 
    1. [S967513] The Virginia Genealogist Volume 41, 1997, 163.

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