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

Francis Meriwether

Male Abt 1670 - 1713  (~ 43 years)


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  • Name Francis Meriwether  [1
    Born Abt 1670  New Kent Couny, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Apr 1713  "Bathurst", Essex County, Virginia - bond Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I026524  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2020 

    Father Nicholas Meriwether,   b. Abt 1631, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1678, Jamestown or Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth MNU Meriwether,   b. Bef 1643 
    Married Abt 1665  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Bathurst,   b. Bef 1680, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1731, Piscataqua, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years) 
    Married Bef 10 Aug 1696  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Meriwether,   b. Abt 1697, Bathurst, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1750, Manor House, Lunenburg Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     2. Francis Meriwether,   b. Bef 1699, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1700, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 1 years)
     3. Elizabeth Meriwether,   b. 1699, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1732, Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 32 years)
     4. Thomas Meriwether,   b. Bef 1704, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1731, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years)
     5. Jane Meriwether,   b. Abt 1704, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 31 Jan 1750/51, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
     6. Lucy Meriwether,   b. Bef 1712, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1748, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 36 years)
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F16308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 116. Bond. 9 April 1713. 5000. Sterling. Mary Meriwether
      as Ex'trx. ffrancis Meriwether, deceased.
      Wit:
      R Buckner signed Mary Meriwether
      Ja Alderson Wm Daingerfield
      Will Young
      Rec. 9 Apl. 1713.
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 182, "An Inventory and appraisment of the Estate of Francis
      Meriwether Deceased"
      This is a very long inventory. The following items are included:
      1 paper book bound 0. 5, 00
      28 Law books 5. 2. 6
      7 Folio books 1. 10. 0
      32 other books Several' Sorts 0. 11. 0
      3 New Bibles 0. 12. 0
      3 Old bibles 1 old Cam'on Prayer 1 old
      Duty of Man 0. 2. 6
      1 Sett of Surveyors Instruments 2.
      1 horizantal Sun Dyall - 3. 6
      1 pr old Money Scales and weights 2 pr Do
      Stillards - 2.
      4 old Razors 2 Strops and 4 hones . 5. "
      3 old snuff boxes 1 old Inkhorn
      1 paper Ink powder - 1. 1
      12 black haft knives 12 forks and box - 5. -
      1 parcel of Phisick - 12.
      4 pr plane shoes 3/ - 12.
      a parcel of silk fringe - 10. -
      14 pr Mens Wash Gloves - 14. -
      3/9 1 Spice of Severall Sorts . 10.
      1 Ivory comb - 10
      1 large ovall Table - 18. -
      1 small Do . . 8. .
      12 Rush: Leather Chairs 8/ 4. 16. -
      1 large looking glass 1. 4. -
      1 Picture - 10. -
      1 old oheat - 4. -
      1 chest of Drawers Japantd 5.
      1 ovall Table Dressing and powder boxes
      2 looking glasses 3. 6.
      1 Easy Chair and Cusheon 2. -
      6 low Rush. leather chairs 7/ 2. 2.
      6 Rush Leather Chairs 1. 16. -
      1 Small Table 2 old cane chairs 0. 10.
      1 Rush Leather Trunk 0. 16. -
      8 horses 23. 15. -
      8 Mares 16. -
      6 colts 6. -
      5 bulls 27/6 6. 17. 6
      Negroes 14 Men
      12 Women
      15 boys
      12 girls 1046. -
      Jane Slaughter an Indented Servt having
      3 yrs 10 months to serve 8. - -
      Isabella Housing the same

      161 oz 11 pwt of plate 5/ 40. 7. 9
      1 Dos table cloth . 4. -
      6 Diaper Do 5/ 1. 10.
      1 old Camblett Cloak - 10. -
      1 old serge Coat Wascoat and Breeches 1. 5. -
      1 Silk Drugget Do 4.
      1 old cloth Wascoat - 10. -
      1 old silk Do - 10. -
      1 pr old Plush Breeches . 4. -
      1 pr old serge Do - 2. 6
      a Ticken Wastcoat and 2 pr Breeohes 1. - .-
      1 old fflannel 1 Do Dimo Wastcoat 0. 4. 0
      3 pr worsted 4 pr thred stook's - 120 6
      1 Periwig 1. 15. .
      1 Do 1.
      3 old hats - 12. -
      Cash 3. 4.
      4 Gold Rings qt 13 ow a 4/ 2. 12. -
      1 Bell Metal Skillett . 5. .
      6 old knives 3 forks - 2. -
      14 patty pans - 2. 4
      6 Biskett Do - 3.
      4 Quart Bottles empty - - 8
      3 Wheel barrows - 7. 6
      1 pr Silver shoe buckles - 6. -
      6 Muslin Neckcloths 4/ 1, 4. -
      63 bushels salt 3/6 7. 17. 6
      1 spring look - 1. 6
      Some oyl and Colours - 5.
      a parcel of Cotton in the Seed - 10. .

      Total valuation of inventory 1909. 5. 11 1/2, the appraisors having first set apart the widow's dower. Certain items in list are shown as being at John Moody's Quarter.
      signed 27 Jan. 1713/14.
      Leo Hill 1713
      Reubn Welsh
      Ja Edmondson
      Presented by Mary Meriwether, Admr, Est. of ffrancis Meriwerther, Deed., 11 February 1713/14
      page 188. Add'l items amounting to 6. 3. 11 submitted.


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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://gedcom.surnames.com/burgess_jim/np234.htm
      URL title: Individual Notes
      Note:
      . 58 1st of April 1691 Ordered that Mr. John Catlett, Mr. Fran: Slaughter, Mr. Robert Brookes, Mr. Tho: Parker or any three of them do meet at the House of Capt. Samll. Blomfield....

      p. 20 At a Court held for Essex County for Proportioning the Levy November the 9th: Ano: Dom:1694 Present Capt. John Catlett, Mr. Thomas Edmondson, Capt. Edward Thomas, Mr. Bernard Gaines, Mr. Robert Brooke Justice of ye Peace, Mr. Jno:Taliaferro

      p. 20 John Peale by virtue of a Power from Mary Meriwether , Wife of Francis Meriwether, appeard & according to the sd Power acknowledged her, the sd Marys right of Dower of in and to a parcell of land sold by the sd Francis Meriwether (blank in transcript) Catlett which is ordered to be recorded David Catlett appeard and acknowledged an Assignment (blank in trnscript) a parcell of land to Robert Brooke wch: is ordered to be recorded

      At a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of August 1696... p. 46 Know all men by these presents yt: I David Catlett of ye County of Essex doe far a valuable consideracon already received, make over unto Robert Brooke of the same County his heirs & assignes, all my right to ye within menconed Pattent and Land with warrant from all persons claimeing any right under me my heirs and also do oblige myslf to acknowledge the same at the next Court held for Essex Coutny, In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seale this fourth day of August 1696 Signed sealed & delivd in ye presence of
      John Sorrell David Catlett
      William Cole
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of August 1696 and ordered to be recorded
      Test Francis Meriwether, Cl Cur
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      William and Mary College quarterly historical magazine; v. 25 - 1917
      BATHURST, A COLONIAL RESIDENCE

      The editors are indebted to Judge Lewis H. Jones, of Louisville, Kentucky, for the photogravure of "Bathurst," which appears as the frontispiece of this number. "Bathurst" was built by Francis Meriwether, the old clerk of Essex Co., circa 1692, and received its name from his marriage with Mary Bathurst, daughter of Lancelot Bathurst, of Essex County, Virginia, son of Sir Edward Bathurst of Gloucestershire, England, and his second wife, Susan Rich. Upon the death of Francis Meriwether's widow in 1740, the land was divided among his heirs, and the "Bathurst" tract fell to the wife of Theodorick Bland. Bland sold it to Francis Smith who married Lucy, a daughter of Francis Meriwether. From them it descended to their son Meri- wether Smith, first member of Congress from that district, patriot, etc. From him it passed to his son, George William Smith, who became governor of Virginia, lost his life in the burning of the Richmond theatre, who early sold "Bathurst" to Major Thomas Ap Thomas Jones, whose mother was daughter of Mary, another daughter of Francis Meriwether, and her husband James Skelton. From them it descended to their only son, Thomas Ap Thomas Jones, the grandfather of Judge Lewis H. Jones, who sold it for 3950 in 1800, and moved to Kentucky.
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      1692-1693 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 1)
      At a Court held for Essex County May ( ) Ano Dom: 1692
      - FRANCIS MERIWETHER by vertue of a Comision from the Honble: WILLIAM COLE, Esqr.. Secretary of Virginia, was sworn CLERKE of Essex County, haveing first taken the Oaths enjoyn'd by Act of Parliament instead of the Oaths of Allegiance & Supremacy and his comission comitted to Record
      ===
      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 162-163
      Essex County Court 10th of February 1693/4
      - RICHARD ROBINSON, Executr. of RICHARD ROBINSON deced, humbly prays that FRANCIS MERIWETHER being by this Court apponted Trustee of the said Estate goods and chattels debts & credits of JOHN ALMOND deced may also be impowered to collect and secure what debts are or
      shall come to his hands belonging to the said deced rendering an accot: thereof when lawfully required. which this Court have granted and impowered the sd MERIWETHER to collect & secure the sd Debts
      ===
      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 1
      THIS INDENTURE made ye tenth day of February 1695 Between JAMES MERRIOTT of Essex County, Planter, of ye one part and FRA: MERIWETHER of the same County of ye other part; Witnesseth that ye said JAMES MERRIOTT for Three thousand pounds of tobacco & caske & two thousand eight pounds penny Nailes to him in hand well paid and two Servants secured to be paid at & before ye ensealing & delivery hereof by the said FRANCIS MERIWETHER, ye said JAMES MERRIOTT hath granted unto ye said FRANCIS MERIWETHER his heirs and assignes forever all that plantacon & tract of land whereon the said JAMES MERRIOTT now lives containing One hundred and fifty four acres, one rood & eight poles according to ye Sale thereof (acknowledged & recorded amongst the Records of RAPPA: County) from Mr. ANDREW GILSON to JAMES MERRIOTT deced., Father to ye said JAMES MERRIOTT, bearing date ye third day of Febry. 1662, be the same more or less and also all that plantacon & parcell of land whereon the deced MERRIOTT lived and whereof he dyed possest and now in ye occupacon of ELENOR MERRIOTT, his Widow, by vertue and in right of her Thirds, both which plantacons & parcells of land are scituate in said County of Essex adjacent to each other and lawfully come & descended unto ye said JAMES MERRIOTT (as Sonne and heir apparent of the said deced JAMES MERRIOTT), and all & singular other ye premisses with their appurtenances and all Orchards gardens & hereditaments and all Title whatsoever wch: he ye said JAMES MERRIOTT now or which he his heirs or any other person for his use may have, to the only use & behoof of the said FRANCIS MERIWETHER his heirs and assignes forever without the lawfull trouble of ye said JAMES MERRIOTT his heirs or assignes or any other persons claiming under him; And that the said JAMES MERRIOTT will at any time hereafter at ye reasonable request & costs & charges in the Law of the said FRANCIS MERIWETHER his heirs make & execute further & more absolute conveying & assureing before mentioned lands as by him his Council learned in ye Law shall be reasonably devised and required; In Witness whereof the said JAMES MERRIOTT hath hereunto set his hand and seale ye day & year first above written Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us
      AR: SPICER, JAMES MERRIOTT
      JOHN PEATLE, JOHN HAWKINS
      At a Courtheld for Essex County ye 10th day of Febry: 1695
      The within Contents were acknowledged by the above named JAMES MERRIOTT to be his real act and deed to the above said FRANCIS MERIWETHER and ordered to be recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      Also REBECCA MERRIOTT, Wife to ye aforesd. JAMES MERRIOTT, being examined freely & voluntarily relinquished her right of Dower to ye with menconed land & premisses was likewise ordered to he recorded
      Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 3-5
      THIS INDENTURE made the tenth day of February 1695 Between DAVID CATLETT of Essex County, Planter, of the one part & FRANCIS MERIWETHER of the same County of the other part; Witnesseth that the said DAVID CATLETT for an Assignment of a Patent of Two hundred and Ninety nine acres and an halfe of land and Three thousand two hundred pounds of tobacco & caske to him in hand well and truely paid, hath granted unto ye said FRANCIS MERIWETHER his heirs and assignes for ever all the land which did of right belong & appertaine to NICHOLAS CATLETT, Father of the said DAVID CATLETT, late of RAPPAHANOCK County, included in a Patent of Seventeen hundred and Ninety acres granted unto Capt. WILLIAM MOSELEY, also late of the said County of RAPPAHANOCK & ye said NICHOLAS CATLETT deceased, bearing date the 29th day of September 1671; scituate & being in the aforesaid County of Essex formerly RAPPHAHANOCK County, which is come and descended unto the said DAVID CATLETT as Sonne & heir apparent of the said NICHOLAS CATLETT and all and singular other the premisses with their appurtenances and all houses edifices trees and buildings thereupon standing & built, and all Orchards gardens pastures belonging and every part thereof and all the Estate right which he may have; To have and to hold unto the said FRANCIS MERIWETHER his heirs and assignes from the day of the date hereof to ye only use & behoof of the said FRANCIS MERIWETHER his heirs and assigns forever, And the said DAVID CATLETT' for himself his heirs grant by these presents in manner following (Vizt,) that the said FRANCIS MERIWETHER his heirs and assignes from henceforth forever lawfully & quietly occupy the before mencioned lands with the appurtenances without ye lawful' interruption of ye said DAVID CATLETT his heirs or assignes or by any other persons claiming under him. In Witness whereof the said DAVID CATLETT hath hereunto set his hand and seale
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us
      A. SPICER, DAVID CATLETT
      JOHN PEATLE, JOHN HAWKINS
      At a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of Febry: 1693
      The within & above specified contents were acknowledged by DAVID CATLETT to be his act & deed and ordered to be recorded
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      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 11
      TO ALL &c., Whereas &c., Now know yee that I the sd Sr. EDMOND ANDROS Knt. Govr &c., do with the advice and consent of the Council! of State accordingly give & grant to Mr. FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Two hundred ninety nine & a half acres of land in Essex County on the South side of Rappa: River about S. ix m. iles back into ye woods upon ye Branch of OCCUPATIA & MATTAPONY PATH, beginning at a white Oake corner tree to Mr. THOMAS BUTTON and so sending thence South Westerly to a double tree (Vitt.) a white & red Oake standing by MATTAPONY PATH, thence along the said Path several! courses being brought into a straight line is with twelve degrees Westerly to a red Oake, Easterly to an Hickory in the line of BUTTON, thence along the sd BUTTONs line South Westerly to ye first menconed station; the said Two hundred ninety nine & a halfe acres of Land was formerly granted to BRYAN WARD by Patent bearing date ye three & twentieth day of October One thousand six hundred & ninety and by him deserted, and is since granted to ye said Mr. FRANCIS MERRIWETHER by Order of the Genl, Court bearing date at JAMES CITY ye twenty sixth day of October One thousand six hundred Ninety three & is further due unto the said FRANCIS MERRIWETHER by & for ye importacon of Six persons into this Colony &c., To have &c. To be held &c., yeilding & paying &c, Provided &c., dated ye twentieth day of April 1694
      FRA: MERRIWETHER his Patent for 199-1/2
      acres of Land in Essex County E. ANDROS
      R. WORMELEY, Secr.
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I FRA: MERIWETHER of ye County of Essex do for a valuable consideracon already reced. assigne & make over unto DAVID CATLETT of the same County his heirs & assignes all my right to the within menconed Patent of land with warranty from all persons claiming any right thereto by from or under me my heirs or assignes & also do oblige myselfe my heirs to acknowledge the same at ye next Court to be held for Essex County; In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this 30th day of November 1695
      Signed Sealed & Delivered in ye presence of
      JOHN PEATLE, FRANCIS MERIWETHER
      ANN BURNET
      At a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of Febry. 1695
      The above specified contents were acknowledged by ye above named FRA: MERIWETHER to be his real act and deed & ordered to be recorded
      Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 56-57
      TO ALL &c. Whereas &c., Now know yee that I the sd: Sr: EDMOND ANDROS Knt. Governr: &c. do with the advice and consent of the Council of State accordingly grant unto Mr. FRANCIS MERIWETHER Two hundred ninety nine & halfe acres of Land in Essex County on the South side of Rappahannock River about six miles back into the Woods upon the Branch of OCCUPATIA and MATAPONY PATH, begining at a white Oake, corner tree to Mr. THOMAS BUTTON, and extending thence South Westerly to a double tree (vizt.) a white and red Oake standing by MATTAPONEY PATH, thence along the sd. Path its several! courses being brought into a straight line is North and Westerly to a red Oake corner tree to RICHARD COPELAND, thence along sd COPELANDs line North Easterly to an Hickory in the line of BUTTON, thence along ye sd BUTTONs line South Westerly to the first mentioned Stacon; the said Two hundred ninety nine and a halfe acres of land was formerly granted to BRYAN WARD by Pattent bearing date the three & twentieth day of October one thousand Six hundred & Ninety and by him deserted, and is since granted unto the sd. Mr. FRANCIS MERIWETHER by Order of ye Genii. Court bearing date at JAMES CITY the Twenty sixth day of October One thousand Six hundred and ninety three and is further due unto the sd. FRANCIS MERIWETHER for the importacon of Six persons into this Colony &c., To have and to hold &c., to be held &c., yeilding and paying &c., Provided &c., Given under my hand and the Seale of ye Colony this Twentieth day of Aprill 1694
      FRANCIS MERIWETHER his Patent E. ANDROS
      for 299 1/2 acres of Land in Essex County
      R. WORMELEY, Secr.
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I FRANCIS MERIWETHER of the County of Essex doe for a valuable consideracon already received assigne & make over unto DAVID CATLETT of the same County his heirs & assignes all my right and intrest to the within menconed Patent and Land with warranty from all persons claimeing any right thereto from or under me my heirs or assignes, and alsoe do hereby oblige myselfe my heirs to acknowledge the same at the next Court to be held for Essex County; In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seale this 30th day of November 1695
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of
      JOHN PEATLE, FRANCIS MERIWETHER
      ANN BURNET
      At a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of February 1695
      The above specified contents were acknowledged by FRANCIS MERIWETHER to be his act and deed to ye abovesd. DAVID CATLETT & ordered to be recorded
      Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      At a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of Auguest 1696
      JOHN PEATLE by vertue of a Power from MARY MERIWETHER appear'd & according to the sd. Power acknowledged her the sd. MARYs right of Dower to the above menconed Land which was ordered to be recorded
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I MARY MERIWETHER of Essex County doe hereby impower JOHN PEATLE my true and lawful! Attorney to acknowledge my Right of Dower to a certain tract of land in Essex County sold by my Husband, FRANCIS MERIWETHER unto DAVID CATLETT, and for your so doeing this shall be yor: sufficient warrant; Witness my hand this tenth day of August 1696
      MARY MERIWETHER
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents yt: I DAVID CATLETT of ye County of Essex doe for a valuable consideracon already received, make over unto ROBERT BROOKE of the same County his heirs & assignes, all my right to ye within menconed Pattent and Land with warrant from all persons claimeing any right under me my heirs and also do oblige myself to acknowledge the same at the next Court held for Essex County. In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seale this fourth day of August 1696
      Signed sealed & deliv'd. in ye presence of
      JOHN SORRELL, DAVID CATLETT
      WILLIAM COLE
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of August 1696 and ordered to be recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1697-1699 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 264-266
      TO ALL &c. Whereas &c. Now Know yee that I ye sd. Sr. EDMD. ANDROS, Knt., Governr: &c, do with ye advice and consent of ye Councell of State accordingly give & grant unto RICHD. COVINGTON One thousand ninety one acres of Land on ye back of a tract of land purchased by HENRY CORBIN Esqr. & another taken up by ye sd. CORBIN deced. ye sd. One thousand ninety one acres bounding (vizt.) begining at a red Oake ye Westermost tree of ye sd. Divident of Land granted to ye sd. CORBIN, & runing North West to a white Oake, thence South West to a great, red Oake on a hill; thence South West crossing ye Maine Branch of WARE CREEKE to a red Oake, thence North East to a Hiccory, thence South East to a red Oake, then North East to a Hiccory, thence South East to another Hiccory, then South West crossing a great Branch of PASSATUCK CREEKE to a white Oake, thence South West to another white Oake, thence South East to a red Oake in ye line of ye sd. CORBIN, thence along ye sd. CORBINs line North West to a corner red Oake on a Hill by a vally called SOLOMANS GARDEN, thence along another line of ye sd. CORBINs North East to a Hiccory in ye sd line, thence along ye head line of a tract of land added to ye sd. CORBINs purchase aforesd. North West to ye place it began, ye sd, land being formerly granted unto JNO: BATTAILE &FRANCIS MERIWETHER by Patent dated ye 26th of October 1694; & by them deserted & since granted unto ye sd, RICHD. COVINGTON by Order of ye Genl. Court dated ye 27th of October 1697; & is further due by & for ye transportacon of Twenty two persons into this Colony whose names are to be in ye Records menconed under this Pattent. To have & to hold &c., To have & to hold &c,, yeilding & paying &c. Provided &c.. Given under my hand & ye seale of ye Colony this 26th day of April in ye Tenth year of his Maties. reign 1698
      RICHD, COVINGTONs Patent for One E. ANDROS
      thousand ninety one acres of Land in Essex County E. JENNINGS, Dept. Secy.
      ss. BE IT KNOWN unto all to whom this present writeing of Assignmt. shall come or concern, that I ye within named RICHARD COVINGTON, Patentee or Grantee (in & by ye within menconed or expressed Patent) for One thousand ninety & one acres of land scituate as in ye within Patent is menconed laid downe & expressed, have
      for divers good causes & valuable consideracons me thereunto especially moveing, given & set over unto JOHN BATTAILE & FRANCIS MERIWETHER of Essex County their heirs & assignes forever ye above sd. One thousand ninety & one acres of Land as fully to all intents & purposes as to me granted by ye within menconed Patent & without ye least hindrance or eviction shall forevermore hereafter peaceably hold ye within (& hereby granted) Land & premisses with all other ye appurtenances against me my heirs or any other persons claiming from under me or any of them, In Witness whereof I ye sd. RICHD. COVINGTON have hereunto set my hand & seale this 10th day of November 1698
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of
      EDWARD THOMAS, RICHD. COVINGTON
      LEO. HILL 98
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of November 1698 & truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, CI Cur
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    1. [S805353] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. V, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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