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

Francis Smith

Male Bef 1704 - 1762  (> 58 years)


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  • Name Francis Smith  [1
    Born Bef 1704  Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Mar 1762  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028775  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2020 

    Father Nicholas Smith,   b. Bef 1674, Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1757, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 83 years) 
    Mother Anne MNU Smith,   b. Bef 1678,   d. Aft 1757, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 81 years) 
    Married Bef 1694  Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 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) 
    Married Bef 1730  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Meriwether Smith,   b. 1730, Bathurst, Piscataway Creek, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1794, Marigold, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Elizabeth Smith,   b. 25 Dec 1737, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1792, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     3. Mary Smith,   b. Bef 1741, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1774, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F17480  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne Adams,   b. Abt 1731, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1775, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married Abt 1748  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Francis Smith,   b. Abt 1749, Piscattaway, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1814, Wilkes County, Georgia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     2. William Smith,   b. Abt 1751, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1785, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     3. Anne Smith,   b. Aft 1746, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F17481  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Title Smith, Francis.
      Publication 1762.
      Gen. note Part of index to Essex County Wills and Administrations (1692-1800)
      Note p. 413-416. Will pro. 15 Mar. 1762.
      Note Wills No. 11, 1757-1762 (Reel 46)
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      Title Smith, Francis.
      Publication 1762.
      Gen. note Part of index to Essex County Wills and Administrations (1692-1800)
      Note p. 23. Accounts rec. 15 Nov. 1762.
      p. 227-231. Inv. & appr. rec. 22 Oct. 1765.
      p. 231-234. Account rec. 22 Oct. 1765.
      Note Wills No. 12, 1762-1775 (Reel 47)
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      WILL OF FRANCIS SMITH OF ESSEX COUNTY, Va.
      In the name of God Amen, I Francis Smith of the County of Essex and the Parish of South Farnham being in perfect sense and memory do make, ordain and constitute and appoint this my last will and testament in manner following. I desire my Body may be buried in a decent way, at the discretion of my Executors herein after named trusting to the Merits of my blessed Saviour for the Salvation of my soul.
      I lend to my loving wife Ann Smith the use of half of all my lands at the lower Church In South Farnham Parish to be laid off for her on the north side the Main Road running through the sd land and the following slaves Sambo, Harry, Will, Doris, Lance, Judy, Will the son of Judy, Phebee, Rose and Sarah dau. of Rose, and Chloe the dau. of old Phebe. I also give to my said wife the use of my riding Chair and Horses, also my young Horse called Buck, and my sorrel mare, Thirty head of Sorted Cattle, my Cart and four oxen now in use on the Plantation Twenty head of Sheep, all my Hock of Hogs on the said Plantation at the Church, my Looking Glass in the Chamber over the Hall, a Dressing Glass which stands in the lower Chamber. two of my best beds and furniture two Black walnut tables, one dozen chairs now standing in the Hall, all my Plate and China half the kitchen furniture and my Black walnut Desk, also my share or part of the reversion of •the Estate now held by Mrs. Adams in New Kent County in lieu of her Dower in the Estate of her late Husband Mr. Ebenezer Adams, late of the said County dec'd for and during her natural life, in full satisfaction and Compensation of her Right of Dower in my lands, Slaves and Personal Estate; and after her Decease I give and devise the slaves amove mentioned and their future increase, Horses and to be equally divided among my three children Francis, William and Ann and their heirs forever.
      Item I give, bequeath and devise to my son Francis Smith all my other lands and Plantations, adjoining the above devised to his Mother to him and his heirs forever. I also give and devise to my sd son, Francis (after the death of his Mother) the lands devised her for Life as above said to him my son Francis and his heirs forever. I also give and devise to my said son Francis the Following Slaves (to wit) Jacob, Tom, Anthony, Sue, Maria, Judy and Maria dau. of Maria, and Nany dau. of Sue, also twenty Head of Cattle, twenty Head of Sheep, one young mare called Beauty, a Horse Colt named Wanton, a Sword, a Gun Commonly called Frank's Gun, and one feather Bed and furniture to him my said son Francis and his heirs forever.
      Item I give, devise and bequeath to my son William Smith all my land in the Neck adjoining the Land whereon I now live beginning at a White Oak Corner on the lower side of the Road leading to Lowry's Ferry and parting my lands and that of George Clayton's thence down the road to a forked Red Oak and the corner between my land and sd Clayton's, thence long a line of trees marked by myself in the presence of my two sons, Meriwether and William, Mr. Thomas Adams, Mr. Henry Voss, John Edmondson, Jr. and John Webb, Jr. to a White Oak at the Head of a Branch where the Road crosses, thence down the said Branch, according to its Meanders into the Beaverdams too the line between Lowry and myself, thence down Lowry's line to Young's Line, thence along Young's line to Cauthorne's Line, thence along Cauthorne's Line the several courses to the Lands of William Young, from thence up Young's to Clayton's line to the White Oak began at, to him and his heirs forever; also the following slaves (to wit) Buck, Harry, Primus, Frank, Jenny and Milly, daus. of old Pheebe, Nell and Mary daus. of Dinah, Dilsy dau. of Sue, twenty Head of Cattle, twenty Head of Sheep, one Horse called Pompey, and a gray mare Colt, one Bed and Furniture, a Gun Commonly called Billy's Gun, my Pistols and Holsters to him and his heirs forever.
      Item I give and devise to my daughter Ann Smith, the following slaves (to wit) Cyrus, Ned, Neptune, Moll, Mitto, Hannah, Diana dau. of Sue, and Melinda dau. of young Pheebe, one feather Bed and Furniture, and my young Black Mare to her and her heirs forever.
      Item I give to my daugher, Mary Webb, the following slaves (to wit) Isaac, Venus, Peggy; Letty, and Winney with all the Stock and Household Goods before by me delivered and now in the possession of her and her husband James Webb Jr. to her and her heirs forever.
      Item I give to my Grandson Francis Webb one negro girl Sylvia now in the possession of the said James Webb, his Father, to him the said Francis and his heirs forever.
      Item I give and devise to my daughter Elizabeth Young the following slaves (to wit) Sampson, Sambo, Joan, Sue, Aggy, Robbin, and Harry, with all the Stock and Household Goods heretofore delivered and now in the Possession of her and her Husband William Young to her and her heirs forever.
      Item I give and devise to my son Meriwether Smith and his heirs forever the following slaves (to wit) Emmanuel, young Emmanuel, (Sam, Titus, Michaels, Bob, Ralph, James, Ambrose, Prince, old Jenny, Hannah, Anaka, Isabel, Lucy, young Jenny, Eve, Lucretia, Doll, Joan, Rachel, Tulip, Sally, Pegg, Betty, one Feather Bed and Furniture, my small Gun, the choice of my Swords, my Cane, a young Mare called Lady Leggs, a gray Horse called Leisure, and a mare and a Colt at the Plantation now in his possession, twenty Head of Cattle, all the Hoggs at the sd. Plantation, and twenty sheep, and my Screwbo, to him my said son Meriwether and his heirs forever.
      Item I give to my friend Thomas Adams a mourning Ring of the Price of two Guinnes.
      Item I give my Books to be equally divided between my three sons, Meriwether, Francis, and William.
      Item the following slaves (to wit) Jenny, Dinah, Frank, Amy, Patty, and little Abram together with the Remainder of my Personal Estate I devise to be sold by my Executors as soon as conveniently may be and the money arising from such sale after the Payment of my Just Debts to be equally divided among my three children, Meriwether, Mary, and Elizabeth. Lastly I Constitute and Appoint my lov ing Wife Executrix and my son Meriwether Smith and my friend Thomas Adams to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby Revoking all other Wills by me heretofore made and do declare this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 9th Day of March Anno Dom. 1760
      Frs Smith (L.S.)
      Signed sealed and declared by the said Francis 'Smith as his Last Will and Testament- in the Presence of:
      Rob. Grier
      John Webb Jr.
      Fras Jones
      John Daby
      At a court held for Essex County at Tappahannoch on Monday the 15th day of March 1762 this Will was Presented in Court by Meriwether Smith and Thomas Adams Gent. the Executors therein named who made oath thereto according to Law, which being also proved by the oath of Francis Jones and John Daby, two of the witnesses thereto it is admitted to Record and on the motion of the said Executors and their performing what the Laws in the like cases require a Certificate is Granted them for obtaining Probate thereof in Due form.
      Test
      John Lee, Jun. Clerk
      Recorded Essex County Va. Will Book 11 pp. 413-416.
      Note: Francis Smith m. (1) Lucy Meriwether and had three children to live, Meriwether, Mary and Elizabeth m. (2) Ann Adams and had three children, Francis, William, Ann.
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      Cynthia McBride

      WILLIAM AND MARY QUARTERLY HISTORICAL MAGAZINE

      Volume 25, No. 3 of January 1917, pages 170-183

      COL. FRANCIS 3 SMITH (Capt. Nicholas2, Nicholas1) of South Farnham Parish, in the county of Essex, was vestryman and justice, 1740 (Meade, 1, pp. 393, 405); major of horse, 1753, and afterwards colonel (Cal., Virginia State Papers, 1, p. 247); member of the House of Burgesses for Essex, 1752-'58. (Journal; Virginia Magazine History and Biography, 111. p. 192; Gazette.) His will (dated 5 Mar. 1760; proved 15 Mar. 1762), disposing of a large estate, mentions, besides his children, his wife Anne, who received for her life in lieu of dower, "half of all my lands at the lower church in South Farnharn Parish," other lands then in possession of her mother, Mrs. Tabitha Adams, widow of Ebenezar Adams, of New Kent County, eleven designated slaves, riding chair and horses, and other horses; thirty head of cattle, twenty sheep, hogs, farming implements, "looking glass in the chamber over the hall; a dressing glass which stands in the lower chamber; two of my best beds and furniture; two black walnut tables; one dozen chairs, now standing in the hall; all my plate and china; half the kitchen furniture, and my black walnut desk;" friend Thomas Adams "a mourning ring of the price of two guineas;" son Meriwether "choice of my swords;" "my books to be equally divided among my three sons;" wife Anne, son Meriwether and friend (brother-in-law) Thomas Adams executors. (Essex Records.) He married, first, about 1729, Lucy, daughter of Francis and Mary (Bathurst) Meriwether, of Essex, who was living 21 Oct. 1740, and had issue (named in will):
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      1743-1747 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 7; [The Virginia Genealogist-John Frederick Dorman]; Page 324-25. Will of Rebecca Smith of the Parish of Southfarnham in the County of Essex, widow, being sick and weak in body, dated 2 Jan. 1744/5.
      Unto my beloved son Samuel Smith my horse colt that came of the white mare and a cow and calf.
      All the residue of my estate to be equally divided between my three younger children, my daughter Liticia Smith and my sons Ruben Smith and Isaac Smith.
      My brother William Broocke should keep the money due from my father's estate to me in his possession untill my said three children shall come to the age of twenty one or marryed.
      My beloved brother William Broocke executor.
      Rebecca (R) Smith
      Wit: Wm. Mountague, Samll. Broocke, Fra. Smith.
      21 May 1745. Presented in Court by William Broocke and proved by Saml. Broocke and Francis Smith.
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      1728-1733 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 19; [Antient Press]; Page 28-29
      Know ye that I NICHOLAS SMITH of Essex County do out of pure Love and Natural affection which I have and bear unto my Son FRANCIS SMITH do by these presents make over one Track of land to my said Son FRANCIS SMITH and to his heires forever, Begining at a Poplar tree in a line that parts me and JOHN GEORGE upon a Swamp side and so down the Run of the said Swamp to the CHURCH SPRING BRANCH thence up the said Branch to the CHURCH SPRING and so along the PATH from the CHURCH SPRING to the CHURCH thence down the ROAD to the WHITE MARSH BRIDGE and so down the said Swamp till it comes to the line between JAMES HIPKINS and me and along that line to a Corner tree in HIPKINS tobacco ground and along the line that parts HIPKINGs, JOHN GEORGE & me to a Mulberry tree thence to another Mulberry tree and so along a line to a poplar on the Swamp side the begining place the said Land contains four hundred acres the said land contains my Dwelling Plantation which I do except, I do acknowledge unto my loving Son FRANCIS SMITH the above tract of land unto him and his heirs forever. In Wittness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 14th day of July 1729
      in presence of, EMAL. WILLIAMS
      JOHN SMITH NICHO. SMITH
      At a Court he d for Essex County on the 15th day of July 1729
      NICHOLAS SMITH gent acknowledged this Deed of Gift to his Son FRANCIS SMITH which is admitted to record
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      1728-1733 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 19; [Antient Press]; Page 426-427
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whome these presents shall come I NICHOLAS SMITH of the Parrish of Southfarnham in the County of Essex send Greeting.
      Know ye that I the sd NICHOLAS SMITH as well for the Natural affection and fatherly love which I have unto my Beloved Son NICHOLAS SMITH as also for divers other causes have given and do fully and absolutely grant unto my said Son NICHOLAS SMITH & to his heirs and assigns forever one certain percel of land being in Southfarnham Parrish in the County of Essex & joining to the land I now live on containing Three hundred acres bounded begining at a Popler standing in my MILL SWAMP & runing thence North West along a line of marked trees Parting this land and the land of EDWARD BOMAR to a Corner red Oak parting this land & the land of WILLIAM DOBYNS deceased, thence North East to a Quarter North along the line parting this land & the land of DOBBYNS to another Corner red Oak parting this land & the land of JOHN CHEYNEY to a white Oak standing on the South side of JOHN CHEYNEYS SPRING BRANCH thence down the Branch until it comes into my MILL SWAMP thence up the MILL SWAMP to the begining with all & singular its Rights Buildings, Orchards, Pastures or any profits and heriditaments whatsoever belonging and all the Estate right of me the sd NICHOLAS SMITH To Have and to Hold the said Tract of land with the appurtenances to my sd Son NICHOLAS SMITH to the only proper use & behoof of him my said Son his heirs & assigns forever. In Witness whereof I have sett my hand and Seal this 15th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & thirty three
      in presence of SAMLL. SMITH, NICHO. SMITH
      FRANS, SMITH
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on ye XVth day of May MDCCXXXIII
      NICHOLAS SMITH acknowledged his Deed of Gift indented with ye livery & Seizen thereon endorsed to his Son NICHOLAS SMITH to be his act & deed which is admitted to record

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      1735-1738 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 20, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 222-225
      THIS INDENTURE made the XIXth day of July 1736 Between NICHOLAS SMITH of the Parish of Southfarnham in the County of Essex Gent of one part and FRANCIS SMITH of the same Parish and County Gent Witnesseth that for the sum Eighty six pounds Currt, money of Virginia he ye sd Nicho. Smith hath given unto the said Francis Smith his heirs and assigns for ever all that parcell of land in the Parish of Southfarnham in County of Essex abovesaid which is between the White Marsh Branch, JOHN CHEYNEYs Spring Branch and the Mill Swamp (otherwise called Ralphs Swamp) containing One hundred and seventy five acres which said land is adjoining unto land of said Francis Smith and is bounded on the outside by land of JOHN SMITH & the land of RICHD. BROOKE
      In presence of us JOHN SMITH. Nicho. Smith
      SAMUEL SMITH, DRURY DOBINS
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the XXth day of July MDCCXXXVI Nicholas Smith Gent acknowledged this Indenture with the Livery &Seizen thereon endorsed which is admitted to record

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      1738-1742 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 22; [Antient Press]; Page 329)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THEODORICK BLAND of the County of PRINCE GEORGE Gent am firmly bound unto FRANCIS SMITH of the County of Essex Gent. in the sum of Four hundred pounds Current money of Virginia the Sixteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Forty one WHEREAS the above bound THEODORICK BLAND & FRANCES his Wife in right of the said FRANCES are seised in their demense in a moiety of five hundred & Ninety acres of land with the Appurtenances in sd County of Essex four hundred & forty acres of which was purchased by FRANCIS MERIWETHER Grand Father of the said FRANCES of RICHARD BUSH & the Residue thereof purchased by MARY MERIWETHER Grand Mother of the sd FRANCES of the said RICHARD BUSH
      THE CONDITION of this obligation is that if said THEODORICK BLAND & FRANCES his Wife do at the request of said FRANCIS SMITH after the sd FRANCES shall attain the age of Twenty one years or if the heirs of the said FRANCES in Case she dies before the said age shall as soon as by Law they are Capable so to do convey & make over unto the sd FRANCIS SMITH his heirs & assigns the said moiety of the said five hundred & ninety acres of land with a General Warranty & free from all manner of In cumbrances & if said FRANCIS SMITH shall be permitted in the meantime to hold & enjoy the same without any Interruption That then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain
      in presence of J. MERCER, THDOK. BLAND
      H. ROBINSON, JOHN LATANE
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tapp& on the 19th day of January 1741
      HENRY ROBINSON and JOHN LATANE made Oath that they did see THEODORICK BLAND Gent seal and deliver this his bond to FRANCIS SMITH Gent as his act and deed which on the motion of the said FRANCIS was admitted to record
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      1742-1745 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 23; [Antient Press]; Page 44-46
      THIS INDENTURE made this Nineteenth day of April in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and forty three Between FRANCIS SMITH of the Parish of SOUTHFARNHAM in the County of Essex Gent., of the one part and THOMAS HASTIE of the same Parish and County, Taylor, of the other part; Wit-nesseth that the said FRANCIS SMITH for the summ of Fifty eight pounds Seven shillings current money of Virginia paid doth grant unto the said THOMAS HASTIE his heirs and assigns forever all that Plantation and parcel of Land being in the Parish of SOUTHFARNHAM and County of Essex aforesaid, containing One hundred and forty eight acres more or less, excepting one fourth part of an acre on which his tanvats are placed, being part of Three hundred and seventy three acres of Land purchased by the said FRANCIS SMITH of JOHN GEORGE. late of the said County, and is bounded begining at a Mulberry tree standing in an Old Field and running thence South East to three small sclrubby Oak saplins by the Main Roadside thence along the several courses of the said Road, thence South by a line of marked trees to a red Oak saplin marked for a corner, thence North West thence West to two red Oaks corner trees of EDWARD BOMANs, thence North East along the said BOMANs line to a Sassafras and Spanish Oak standing by RALPHS SWAMP, thence South East to the begining; together with all buildings houses gardens swamps marshes and appurtenances to the said Land belonging; To have and to hold unto the said THOMAS HASTIE his heirs and assigns and the said FRANCIS SMITH for him and his heirs the said Plantation and parcel of Land against him and his heirs and every other person to the said THOMAS HASTIE will warrant and forever defend by these presents; In Witness whereof the said FRANCIS SMITH hath set his hand and fixt his seal
      Sealed and delivered in presence of us
      WILLIAM ADAMS, FR. SMITH
      SAMUELLE GREEN
      GEORGE CLAYTON
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa: on the 21st day of June 1743
      FRANCIS SMITH Gent. acknowledged this his Deed Indented to THOMAS HASTIE to be his
      act and deed which was admitted to Record and is truely recorded
      Test W. BEVERLEY, Cl Cur
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      1742-1745 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 23; [Antient Press]; Page 129-135
      THIS INDENTURE made the 22d. day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Forty three Between THEODORICK BLAND and FRANCES his Wife of one part and FRANCIS SMITH of the other part; Witnesseth that the said THEODORICK BLAND and FRANCES his Wife for the summ of Two hundred pounds of lawfull money of Virginia have sold and released unto the said FRANCIS SMITH (in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him thereof made for one whole year and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession) and to his heirs and assigns forever, all that their part being Two hundred and ninety five acres of Land with the rights and appurtenances, the moiety of Five hundred and forty acres and all houses pastures feedings to the said land belonging [about a mile up PISCATTAWAY CREEK on the South East side threof; Four hundred and forty acres of which were purchased by FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Grand Father of the said FRANCES BLAND, of RICHARD BUSH, the residue thereof was purchased by MARY MERIWETHER, Grand Mother of the said FRANCES BLAND of the said RICHARD BUSH as by the several conveyances on Record in the said County of Essex may appear; which said lands are included in the bounds of aPattent of Seven hundred acres granted to JOHN BEBY the 4th of October 1653]; To have and to hold unto the said FRANCIS SMITH his heirs and assigns forever; And they the said THEODORICK BLAND and FRANCES his Wife convey the said lands with the appurtenances to the said FRANCIS SMITH his heirs and assigns and taht he may at all time forever hereafter hold and enjoy all the premises above mentioned without trouble and denial of the said THEODORICK BLAND and FRANCES his Wife and every other persons whatsoever; In Witness whereof the said THEODORICK BLAND and FRANCES his Wife have set their hands and seals
      Sealed and delivered in the presence of
      ELIZA. MILLS, JAMES MILLS THEOK: BLAND
      JOHN LEE W. BEVERLEY FRANCES BLAND
      WM. HEMING, WILLIAM BROOKE
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa: on the 20th day of March 1743
      Mr. JAMES MILLS, Colo. WILLIAM BEVERLEY and WILLIAM FLEMING made oath that they did see THEODORICK BLAND Gent. and FRANCES his Wife sign seal and acknowledge this their Release Indented to FRANCIS SMITH, Gent., to be their act and deed (and the privy Examination of the said FRANCES appears by a Commission and Return thereof after this Indenture recorded) which on the motion of the said FRANCIS was admitted to Record
      and is truely recorded Test J. PAGETT D, C. E. Cur
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      URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=441&last=&g_p=P31&c ollection=LO Patent
      Title Smith, Francis.
      Publication 26 June 1755.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Smyth.
      Note Location: Essex County.
      Description: 30 acres beg. &c., to a patent for land formerly granted to Mr. Soanes now held by the orphans of Henry Young, dec’d.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 31, 1751-1756 (v.1 & 2 p.1-751), p. 441 (Reel 29).

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    1. [S814050] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine.

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