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

Alexander Robins

Male Bef 1643 - 1684  (> 41 years)


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  • Name Alexander Robins 
    Born Bef 1643 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Apr 1684  South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028733  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Father Family Robins 
    Family ID F42251  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Judith MNU Robins,   b. Bef 1649,   d. Aft 1684, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years) 
    Married Bef 1666  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Robins,   b. Aft 1666, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1707, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)
     2. Judith Robins,   b. Aft 1670, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Alexander Robins,   b. Aft 1674, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1708, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years)
     4. Anne Robins,   b. Aft 1672, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1714, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years)
     5. Elizabeth Robins,   b. Bef 1680, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1727, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F17470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      ROBINS, ALEXANDER, 16 February, 1683; 16 April, 1684.
      To daughters Rebecca, Eliza, Judith and Ann Robins 650 acres of land on the branches of Gilson and Hodgkins Creeks viz. to my eldest daughter Rebecca 200 acres; to daughter Elizabeth 150 acres; to daughter Judith 150 acres ; to daughter Ann 150 acres which makes the sum of 650 as by Pattent will appear but if all or any of my daughters die without lawful issue then to go to my son Alexander.
      To son Alexander land I bought of Wm Berry containing 133 acres. All my cattle to be divided between my wife and children share and share alike.
      To daughter Rebecca two pewter dishes that were her grandmother's.
      To wife all household stuff goods and chattles and all moveables.
      To John Cook my wife's son my wearing apparel my Kane with the silver head.
      To daughter Rebecca one silver sack cup.
      To son Alexander my great gold ring and set of silver buttons.
      To daughter Rebecca my silver seal.
      To daughter Elizabeth one gold ring.
      To son Alexander one pair of breeches buttons of silver.
      To John Cook my gun that I had of James Black.
      To son Alexander my left handed gun my horse and horse cloth to be sold to pay my debts. My son to be kept at school the charge to be defrayed by the increase of my cattle.
      Wife Judith Executrix and friend Thomas Parker Executor.
      Wit. THOMAS PARKER, SUSAN WILLIAMS. Page 21.
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      Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1656-1692
      CRASK, ELIZABETH, 18 November, 1683 ;proved 3 January, 1683/4. probated & recorded 23 January, 1683/4.
      To ffrances Moss daughter to my former husband Thomas Moss one negro woman flora and the first and second child that the Negro woman shall bear I bequeath unto Elizabeth Moss daughter to my former husband Thomas Moss. I will that ffrances Moss have the third child that the said Negro woman shall bear. I will that the two children that the said Negro woman shall happen to bear to the use of Elizabeth Moss be and remain with the mother until they shall be one years old and that then they be taken away by the said Elizabeth Moss.
      I give to Elizabeth one hoop gold ring And I give unto ffrances Moss my hoop gold ring that I wear on my hand.
      I give unto Elizabeth Moss and ffrances Moss all my Cloaths and apparel that I leave to be equally divided between them.
      I give to my God daughter Elizabeth Moss daughter to William Moss one silver box and one gold ring with a stone in it.
      I give unto George Murrill one two year old heifer.
      I give unto my sister Rebecca Moss one seirg gown.
      I give to Ellinor daughter of Richard Stoakes one two yeare old heifer.
      I give my chest of drawers to the above said (Frances Moss.
      I give the said Elizabeth Moss daughter of Thomas Moss one feather bed boulster red rug and silver and one small silver bodkin.
      I give unto Elizabeth Moss one silver spoon and one silver bodkin.
      To Robert Parker son of Thomas Parker one two year old heifer and if Robert die then the said heifer to go to any of the other sons of Thomas Parker as he shall think flit. And of my estate that remains when my legacis are satisfied I will that my debts be fully paid and satisfied.
      Executor Thomas Herbert of the Parish of Sittingborn and Executrix Elizabeth Moss daughter of my former husband Thomas.
      I will that when my debts and legacies are fully paid and satisfied that what of my estate doth remain to be equally divided between my executor and executrix and ffrances Moss.
      I will that my executor and executrix doe call Thomas New to accompt for all the concerns of my husbands Captain Edmund Crask or of mine that are hath been or shall be in the hands of the said Thomas New or in his management.
      I will that out of my hoggs there be paid to ffrances Moss six sows one boar and three barrows.
      I give unto my brother Robert Moss one boar barrow of two years and a half old and another barrow of that age and one purple rug.
      I give to Rebecca Stoakes wife of Richard Stoakes my Pallmata hat and one whole snit of linen throughout shift and all.
      To Elizabeth Newton wife of Henry Newton two pewter dishes two plates and one dutch iron pott.
      I give to my God child Anne daughter of Alexander Robbins one silver whistle with bells and tassel.
      I give unto ffrances Moss my feather bed with Red Curtains and vallence Red Rugg and boulster two pillows and one paire of sheets.
      I give unto Elizabeth Moss one blanket and two pillows.
      I will that all my table linen be equally divided between the two sisters Elizabeth and ffrances Moss.
      I give unto Thomas Herbert my great chest.
      I give unto John Crask a mourning ring that was his fathers and one pair of silver buckles.
      I give unto Ellen Crash two pairs of shoes and one pair of slipps.
      I give my little table in my room to Rebecca Stoakes above mentioned and one pewter dish and two sawscers and one spitt.
      I give unto Thomas Herbert one heifer big with calfe of three years old called Mayden.
      I give unto Martha the daughter of Abraham Stapp one heifer of two years old.
      I give unto Dr Greine that was with me in my sickness two hundred pounds of Tobo.
      I give unto Thomas Parker Sr. two Dowlis shirts.
      I will that Thomas Herbert have to his own use my negro woman (flora to serve him one year and that he also have my servant boy to make one crop to his own particular use and service and what time the said servant boy hath longer to serve I will he lend it to Elizabeth Moss.
      I will that what remains of my pewter I give between the two sisters Elizabeth and ffrances Moss.
      I will that I be interred with my husbands and that my burying place be inclosed with a decent pale.
      I give to my brother Wm Moss one silver seal
      Wit. HENRY TANDY, THOMAS PARSER, HENRY X NEWTON.

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      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=494&last=&g_p=P6&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Robbins, Alexander.
      Publication 5 November 1673.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Robins.
      Note Location: Rappahannock County (extinct).
      Description: 650 acres on the branches of Gilsons Creek some 6 miles back into the woods adjoining the land of Robert Pleys.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 494 (Reel 6).
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 139
      ALEXANDER ROBBINS, 650 acs., Rappa. Co., upon brs. of Gilson's Cr., adj. Mr. Robt. Pley; 5 Nov. 1673, p. 493. Trans. of 13 pers: Wm. Gray, And. Jnoson, Jno. Street, Joane Glover, Wm. Clopton, Susan Hant James Druett, Jno. Jackson, Jno. Blunt, James Gyllett, Jno. Little, Ciprian Bishop, Geo. Birt.
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      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 432-435
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come KNOW YEE that I ROBERT BEDWELL for and in a Valluable consideracon of Two thousand foure hundred pounds of Tobo: & Caske to me in hand paid doe sell unto ALEXANDER ROBINS one parcel! of land cont: 150 acres of land more or less and bounding as followeth Begining at a Corner marked tree wch belongeth to this land and the land of ANDREW DEW & soe runing alonge by a lyne of marked trees wch divideth this land the land of Andrew Dewe to a wt. oake Stump at the head of a Vallue from thence downe the sd Valley to a Branch thence downe the branch by the runside to a corner tree wch belongeth to THO: COLLY from thence by the line of the sd Colly to the tree first above menconed To Have and To Hold the sd land with all rights and privilidges thereunto belonging unto the sd Alex: Robins his heires for Ever the sd land being part of a Tract of land formerly surveyed and Pattented by Mr Robt: Bedwell the sd Alex: Robins henceforth yeelding and paying the rights and services therefore Due and of right Accustomed IN WITTNESS whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale this 5th of March 1668
      In presents of us WILL: BARBERY Robertt Bedwell
      the marke of THO: p COLLY
      I ANN BEDWELL wife to the abovesd Robt. Bedwell doe freely consent to this Deed of Sale WITTNESS my hand and seale
      ye marke of Bedwell
      BEE IT KNOWNE unto all men by these presents that I Ann Bedwell of Farneham in the County of Rappa, doe make & ordaine my Friend THOMAS COLLY to be my true & lawfull Attorney for me and in my Behalfe to accknowlege in Court my right and title to 150 acres of land according to convayance being sold by my husband Robt: Bedwell unto Alex Robins as alsoe I doe bind myselfe my heires to be conformable and agreeable to what my sd Attorney shall doe in this case. IN WITTNESS of the truth I have hereunto sett my hand & Seale this th day of May 1668,
      EDWARD FENN ye marke of
      RICHD; STEVENS his marke Anne Bedwell
      Recordat 12 May 1668
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      1670-1672 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 224-225
      KNOW ALL MEN by these Ants that I ALEX: ROBINS & JUDE my Wife doe hereby sell convey & firmely make over from us or:selves a certain pcell of land containeing One hundred & fifty acres be it more or less it being the land by me purchased of ROBT. BEDWELL unto PETER ELIS his heires & assignes forever the same to have hould & possess to his or their proper use Or behoofe forever and wee the sd ALEXR & JUDE doe hereby acknowledge this or: Deed to be or: free volluntary act for and in consideration of Two thousand foure hundred pounds of good and well conditioned Tobo and Caske in hand to us pd the Receipt we doe hereby acknowledge and or:selves to be fully sattisfied and paid therewith and wee doe hereby bind or:selves or: heires to make good and sure the same to the said ELIS his heires wth warranty of all and every parte & parcel thereof with all its rights and Privillidges thereunto belonging in as full and ample manner to all intents & purposes as it was give and graunted to me by the aforesd ROBT. BEDWELL and no otherwayes and wee doe hereby bind or:selves to acknowledge this or: Deed in ye Cort of Rappa. when thereunto lawfully called within the term of six months next ensueing the date of these pntes as
      wittness our hands & scales this ( ) day of May 1671
      in prsence of us JOHN RYMAN ALEXR. ROBBINS
      GEORGE DOGES JUDE ROBINS signum
      Rec,gnitr. in Cur Rappa 3d die May 1671
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pats that I JUDE ROBINS the wife of ALEXR ROBINS of the
      County of Rappa County doe make appoynt my friend ROBT. BEDWELL my true and lawfull Attrny for me and in my behalfe to acknowledge in open Cort. my right and title of a pcell of land containing one hundred acres being sould by us by conveighance beareing date the first day of May 1671 alsoe I doe bind me my heires to be conformable & agreeable unto what my said Atturney shall doe in this case. In Witness I have sett my hand and seale this second day of May 1671
      in psence of us JOHN RYMAN. JUDE signum ROBINS
      GEORGE DOGES
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 5, Part II - 1674-1676; Antient Press: pg 257-258
      TO ALL TO WHOM &c. I Sr WILL: BERKELEY Knt. Governor &c doe with advice and consent of the Council give and grant unto THEOPHILUS WHALE [Veale] and DANIEL SWILLIVANT four hundred and fifty acres of land in Rappa County joyning upon ELICIT [Alex] ROBINS and Mr. THOMAS GOULDMAN & bounded as followeth Beginning at a Corner tree white Oake of Mr. GOULDMANs by an INDIAN PATH in the line of ELICK ROBINS & runing thence NNW along ROBINS line to his corner Oake by a branch thus extended 25 poles more thence East N. E. to JOHN MASTERS his back line and thence NNW to Capt BEVERLEYs line along his line So W. to 3 corner Oakes thence So, by Ea, to a corner tree by a branch side in the aforesaid GOULDMANs line thence East by No. along the land of GOULDMAN to the place it began the said land being due unto said THEOPHILUS WHALE and DANIEL SWILLIVANT by and for the transportation of Nine persons into this Collony whose names are on the Records underneath this Pattent To have and to hold &c Yeilding &paying &c. Provided &c, Given at JAMES CITTY under my hand and the seale of this Collony this 23d day of Septr. 1674
      WILLIAM BERKELEY
      Recordatr x5 die January 1674
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THEOPHILUS WHALE wth the consent of 257- ELIZABETH my Wife for a valuable consideration in hand to us paid doe acknowledge to have sold from us and our heirs forever unto RICHARD HAILE his heirs and assigns forever all the land menconed in this within written Pattent in as large and ample manner as it was to me granted by the Honble the Governor and Council and for confirmacion hereof I have set my hand and seale this 4th day of January Ano 1674/5
      Test ROBERT SYNOCK THEOPHILUS WHALE
      WILL JOHNSON
      Recognitr et Recordatr x5 die Jany 1674/5
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 5, Part II - 1674-1676; Antient Press: (Page 258)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THOMAS GOULDMAN of Rappa County doe for a valuable consideration in hand by me received acknowledge to have sold from me and my heirs forever unto LUKE HAMILTON and JAMES HARPER them their heirs and assigns forever two hundred acres of land lying in the County of Rappa in the Southside of HOSKINS PEQUOTION beginning at the Pequotian side upon ELICK {sic ALEXANDER} ROBINS line & runing for length into the woods & for breadth down the said Pequotion the said land being part of a Pattent of Two thousand & odd acres Now Know yee that I the said THOMAS GOULDMAN doe acknowledge to have sold the above mentioned land unto the persons above menconed and their heirs and assigns forever in as large and ample manner to all intents and purposes as it was granted by Pattent from the honourable the Governor and Councill obliging myself my heirs and assigns that if any of the above said land shall he taken away by Priority of Surveigh or otherwise then to make equivalent satisfaction according to prise received & for confirmation hereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this 2 day of Januarie 1674/5
      in presence of us JOHN MILLS. THOMAS GOULDMAN
      THEOPHILUS WHALE [Veale] ALICE GOULDMAN
      Recognitr in Cu Comr Rappa 5 die Janr 1674
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ALICE GOULDMAN doe constitute and appoint Mr. HENRY AUBREY my attorney to acknowledge my interest in Two hundred acres of land sold unto LUKE HAMILTON and JAMES HARPER and for confirmation hereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this 2 day of Jany 1674
      Test WILLIAM JEWELL. ALICE GOULDMAN
      RICHARD HAILE
      Recordatr x5 die Jany 1674
      We LUKE HAMILTON and JAMES HARPER doe constitute THEOPHILUS WHALE to take acknowledgement from THOMAS GOULDMAN of Two hundred acres of land sold by the said GOULDMAN unto us the said LUKE HAMILTON and JAMES HARPER and for confirmacion hereof we have set. our hands and seals this 2 of January 1674
      Test JOHN GARTON, LUKE HAMILTON
      THOS: GORBELL JAMES HARPER
      Recordatr x5 die Januarie 1674
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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 352-353
      NOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I ROBERT GAINES of the County of Rappae: have sold unto ALEXR. ROBINS of the same County one bay Mare about ten yeares old being slitely branded on the near buttock with three spotty and a small white stare in the forehead of the Mare warranting the said Mare with her future increase both male & female from me my heires & alsoe unto the abovesaid ALEX' ROBINS his hrs. & assignes forever In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this 29th day of July 1679
      JNO, DEANE, ROBERT GAINES
      JANE DEANE
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents. that I ALEXANDR: ROBINS doe assigns over all my right of the within mentioned and her increase unto ARTHUR ONBEY and his assignes and doe accordingly deliver her to him with warranty from the claime of all persons for ever Witness my hand Febry. the 8th 1680
      Test THO: PARKER, ALEXANDER ROBINS
      ELIN. PARKER
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ARTHUR ONBEY doe set over all my right and intrest of the Mare within mentioned and her increase unto DANIELL TUCKER and his assignes and doe accordingly deliver her with warranty from the claime of all persons forever as Witness my hand June the llth 1681
      JOHN KING, ARTHUR ONBEY
      ROBERT MOSS
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I DANIELL TUCKER of Rappa: doe for the love and affection I have and beare unto MARY TUCKER, the Daughter of LEOMIDON TUCKER, give and forever make over the above specified Mare with all her future increase to her and her heires forever as Wittness my hand this 3rd day of July 1682
      Test THO: NEW DANIELL TUCKER
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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 362
      8ber Court 1682) KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I ALEXANDER ROBINS of the County of Rappae: Planter, for divers good causes have sold unto JAMES HALLOWAY of the aforesd. County, Planter, his heires & assignes a parcell of land containing Two hudnred acres the said land being part of a divident of land granted by Pattent to ALEXANDER ROBINS and since purchased and lawfully conveyed to me the said HALLOWAY Scituate and lying upon a branch of GILSONS CREEK begining at a marked Oak that is the corner tree of the land of Mr. ROBERT PLAY runing upon the West South West line of the above ALER ROBINS about halfe a mile or thereabouts and for breadth up into the said PLAYs land To have and to hold the aforesaid quantity of land to him the said JAMES HALLOWAY his heires and assignes forever wth out the trouble of said ALEXANDER ROBINS my heirs or any persons whatsoever from or under me with all rights belonging in as full and ample maner as is mentioned in the Pattent lawfully conveyed by the PROPRIETORS to me the said HALLOWAY and for the true pformance hereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale this 9th day of August 1682 Signed & Delivered in the
      prsence of JOHN GIBSON, ALEXANDER ROBBINS
      WM. MOSELEY
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae 8bris 4 die 1682
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      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 101
      Vide Page 174 in the other Book of Convayances
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I JAMES HALLOWAY of the County of Rappa having formerly bought of ALEXANDR: ROBINS 200 acres of land which said land is made over unto me in Court by the said ALEXANDR: ROBINS by vertue of this within written conveyance And Whereas I the abovesaid JAMES HALLOWAY finding myselfe uncapable to pay for the said land did agree with the said ALEXR ROBINS to take in my Bills and returne the said land againe to the said ALEXANDR. ROBINS, Whereupon the said ALEXANDER ROBINS did in his last Will and Testament bequeath the said land togeather with the remainder of the Devidend whereunto it did belong betwixt his fower Daughters. I the said JAMES HALLOWAY doe therefore by these presents according to my above said agreement and upon the receipt of my Bill assigne from me my heires for ever the above said 200 acres of land unto the said fower daughters of ALEXANDER ROBINS and their heirs forever whose names are in their Fathers Will mentioned To have and to hold land enjoy without the lett of me the said JAMES HALLOWAY or any claiming right under me In Witness my hand and seale this 2 day of April!
      1684
      Test THO. PARKER, JAMES HALLOWAY
      MOSES HUBBERT
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa 2 die Aprillis 1684 et recordatr x9 die
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      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 208-209
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I WILLIAM BERRY of the County of Rappa doe for the valluable consideration of Twenty pounds Sixteen shillings Eight pence Sterling to me in hand paid by ALEXANDER ROBINS deceased doe alienate and make over from me my heires unto ALEXANDER ROBINS, Son of the said ALEXANDER ROBINS deced, and his heires One hundred and thirty and three acres of land being in the County of Rappahannock in the Freshes of the River on the North side thereof, the said land being part of a parcell of land sold unto me by ROBERT PECK containing One hundred Eighty and two acres and 1/2 as by Convayance from ROBERT PECK bearing equall date herewith may appeare the said land beginning at a black Oake standing in the line of the land of Mr. ROBERT KING by a PATH that runs from the House of HENRY BERRY towards the River of POTOMACK and running from the said marked Oake North West half a mile for length along the line of Mr. KING and from the said marked Oake South West towards the land of Mr. HENRY BERRY To have and to hold from me the said WILLIAM BERRY my heires unto him the said ALEXANDER ROBINS the Une hundred thirty and three acres of land without the lett or the said WILLIAM BERRY my heires &c. forever Witness my hand and seale this 24th day of November 1685 Signed sealed in the presence of
      HENRY BERRY WILLIAM BERRY
      ROBERT PECK
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa 2d die Decembr 1685 et recordatr. 8 die
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      1686-1688 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 422
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN BERRY of the County of Rappa: do for a good and valuable consideracon in hand reced for me my heires firmly bargain and sell unto my Brother, HENRY BERRY, of the County aforesd. his heires forever One hundred and Eighty acers of land binding upon the land of ELICK ROBINS and so joyning to the land of my Brother, HENRY BERRY, To have and to hold the sd land with warranty from me my heires and from claimes of any persons at all times forever to him forever and to the true performance hereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this 26th day of February 1686/7
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of us
      ROBT PECK JOHN BERRY
      RICHD: BERRY
      GEORGE KING
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa 11 die July 1688 et record 18th die
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN BERRY of the County of Rappa: do appoint JAMES TAYLER of the County aforesd. my lawful! Attorney for me to acknowledge one parcel! of land to my Brother, HENRY BERRY, being according as the Bill of Sale makes mention holding firme all and whatsoever my sd Attorney shall do in the pre- misses In Witness my hand and seale this 26th day of March 1688
      teste FRAN: DOUGHTY, JOHN BERRY
      MARGRETT BERRY
      Recordr. 18th die Julii ano 1688 Teste WM. COLSTON CI Cur

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