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

Dorothy North

Female 1668 - Aft 1714  (> 47 years)


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  • Name Dorothy North 
    Born 1668  Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1714  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I030654  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 

    Father Augustine North,   b. Bef 1648, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1698, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 50 years) 
    Mother Dorothy MNU North,   b. Abt 1652,   d. 10 Jan 1709/10, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married Abt 1685  South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F46402  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Richard Awbrey,   b. 1664, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1697, Essex County Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married Abt 1684  Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Index to Marriages of Old Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia

      1697, : AWBREY, : DOROTHY : Relict of Richard, married Thomas Gouldman Book: D 9, Page: 134
      1697, : GOULDMAN, : THOMAS : Married Dorothy, widow of Richard Awbrey Book: D 9, Page: 134
    Children 
     1. Henry Awbrey,   b. Aft 1684, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1713/14, Essex County, Virginia - bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 28 years)
     2. Mary Awbrey,   b. Aft 1684, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Dorothy Awbrey,   b. Abt 1686, St. Ann's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1737, St. Ann's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     4. Keziah Awbrey,   b. Bef 1689, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 
    Family ID F18420  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thomas Gouldman,   b. 1676, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1698, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years) 
    Married Bef 10 Oct 1697  Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Index to Marriages of Old Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia

      1697, : AWBREY, : DOROTHY : Relict of Richard, married Thomas Gouldman Book: D 9, Page: 134
      1697, : GOULDMAN, : THOMAS : Married Dorothy, widow of Richard Awbrey Book: D 9, Page: 134
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Gouldman,   b. 1698, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1716, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 19 years)
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 
    Family ID F17797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Peter Ransone,   b. Abt 1668, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1714, Kingston Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 1699  Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Ransom,   b. 1710, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1785, Amerherst County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 76 years)
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 
    Family ID F18422  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      When Richard Awbrey made his will, which was probated Octobet 11, 1697 ( Essex Co Deeds, etc.No. 9, p.127), he named John Meador as 'brother'. Considerable speculation has arisen about the exact nature of this relationship. Some have said that the term 'brother' could have meant 'brother-in-law', on the assumption that John Meador (for his second wife) could have married a daughter of Henry Awbrey and thus a sister to Richard. No such daughter of Henry Awbrey has been documented. Another speculation has been that Richard's wife, Dorothy, was a sister of John Meador. Nor has such a sister been found. In actuality, Richard's wife was Dorothy North, daughter of Augustine North ("Winstons of Virginia" by Clayton Torrence, p. 174).
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      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 127-128
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen, this Eighteenth day of April 1697. I RICHARD AWBREY being sick and weak in body but of sound and p:fect memory blessed and praised by Almighty God for the same and considering the mortality of the body do make and ordaine this as my last Will & Testamt.,
      First and principally, I commend my Soule into the hands of Allmighty God that gave itt and my body to be decently and Christianly buried hopeing by the meritorious death and Passion of my blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to receive full pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins and a Joyfull resurection att the Last Day; And as for the worldly goods that God hath lent me, I will and bequeath them in manner and fore following vizt
      First, I give and bequeath unto my Son, HENRY AWBREY, all my Land and to the heires of his body lawfully begotten, And for want of such heires, to the next surviving heires of my Children, one Negro called Tom, my Sword and belt, my Silver tobbo: box, eighteene pounds Sterl. now in the hands of Mr. ROBERT BRISTOW in England, two seales of Silver, one that was his Grandfathers and one that is mine, and is my will that my Horse, Portly, and my Pendilum Watch be sold for money and given to my said Sonne, Ailso that these bequests be delivered att the age of eighteene yeares and that he be putt to schoole att fourteens yeares old and there continued four yeares and my Great Seale Ring
      Itm. I give to my Daughter, MARY, one Negro called Maria, Fifty pounds Sterl, and four Cowes and Calves to be paid her att the age of Eighteene yeares or the day of Marriage, a Feather Bed and furniture and my Silver Sack Cup, the money to be paid out of the Estate I give my Wife;
      Itm. I give the Child my Wife goes with if it live, Fiftie pounds Sterl. to be paid out of the Estate I give my Wife;
      Itm, I give to ELIZABETH EVANS, my God Daughter, a Heiffer called Her Heiffer, and all her Increase and a young Mare in the woods, and all her increase, branded HA on the Shoulder and RA on the buttock;
      Itm. I give to my Brother, JOHN MEADOR, all my weareing cloaths that's made up as Shirts, Drawers, Coates, Breeches and one felt Hatt;
      Itm. I give to THO. HUCKLESCOTT two yards and a halfe of mixt. broad cloath now in the House and black buttons:
      Itm. I give to Mr. THOS: GREGSON, a Ring of Twelve Shills. price;
      Itm. I give to Mr. FRANCIS GOULDMAN a Ring of Twelve Shills, price;
      Itm. I give to my Sister, MAGUIRE, a Ring of Twelve Shills. price;
      Itm. I give to PHILLIP MAGUIRE as much mixt. Kersey now in the House as will make him a Coate and a new Caster Hatt in the Chest, never worn;
      Itm. I give unto my beloved Wife, DOROTHY AWBREY, that Plantation that I now live on and Five hundred acres of Land belonging to itt dureing her naturll life; she claimeing no other part or parcell of my Land, Six Negroes, Sam, Betty, Jupiter, Jack, Katey and (faded) and all other my Estate as goods, chattles, Sheep, Cattell, Horses &c., herein before not (faded) bequeathed and I do hereby make my said Wife and my Sonn, HENRY, joynt Exrs. of this my last Will and Testamt., and do allso make and desire Mr. THOMAS GREGSON and Mr. FRANCIS GOULDMAN to be Overseers of this my last Will and Testamt, and to (faded) executed and I allso do hereby disannull and make void all former Wills, Legacies (faded) by me att sometime heretofore made and do signe seale and publish this as my last Will and Testamt. and hereof sett my hand seale the date first above written Signed sealed and published as the last
      Will and Testamt. in the presence of us
      PHLLLIP MAGUIRES, RICHD, AWBREY
      SUSANNA MAGUIRES
      THO: HUCKLESCOTT
      We the Subscribers do depose and say that we see the within named RICHARD AWBREY signe seale and publish the within written as his last Will and Testamt., and that he was in p:fect sence and memory att the time of doing thereof and further say not
      Prov'd in Essex County Court ye 11th day of
      Octobr. 1697 by ye oathes of PHILLIP MAGUIRES
      PHIL: MAGUIRES & THO: HUCKLESCOTT THO: HUCKLESCOTT
      Vere Recordatr Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1697-1699 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 272-274
      IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen, I THOMAS GOULDMAN being sick and weak of body but of sound & perfect memory blessed & praised be Almighty God for ye same do make & ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner & forme following,
      First and principally I comend my Soul to Almighty God my Creatr: that gave it assuredly believing that I shall receive full pardon & remission of all my sines and to be saved by ye precious death & merits of my blessed Saviour & Redeemer Christ Jesus, and my body to ye earth from whence it was taken to be buried in such decent & Christian manner as to my Exex, hereafter named shall be thought meet & convenient, And as for such worldly goods that it hath pleased God to lend me I bequeath dispose of & give in manner & forme following;
      First, I give & bequeath my Land unto my Child that my Wife is now with Child of and to ye heirs of its body lawfully begotten, but if it shall please God that my said Child die without such heirs, then I give ye said Land to my Brother, ROBT. GOULDMAN, & to ye heirs of his Body lawful! begotten and for want of such heirs to ye next succeeding heirs of the name of GOULDMAN; And it is my will that my sd: Land after my death be in ye possession of my sd. Brother, ROBT. GOULDMAN, until! my Child abovesd. comes to age
      Item. I give to my Brother, ROBT. GOULDMAN, one Servant boy named Patrick, one feather bed & furniture now at my Mothers, Mrs. ALICE FORBESSes, and one suit of clothes with plate buttons, a caster haft, a pr. of legg bootes, twelve shillings to buy a Ring & all ye goods at my Mothers, ye Molasses excepted.
      Item. I give unto my dear Mother, Mrs. ALICE FORBESS twenty shillings to buy a Ring;
      Item. I give unto my Brother, EDWARD GOULDMAN, one Servant man named Kelly, & twelve shillings to buy a Ring;
      As for ye rest of ye Estate wch: it hath pleased God to bless me with all in this life I give & bequeath to be equally divided between my beloved Wife, DOROTHY GOULDMAN, & my Child or Children that my sd. Wife now is with child off;
      And of this my last Will & Testamt. I make my beloved Wife, DOROTHY GOULDMAN, and my loveing Brother, FRANCIS GOULDMAN, Exers. desireing Mr. THO: GREGSON that he will see this my last Will & Testamt. truely p:formed; & I do hereby utterly disallow revoke & annul all & every other former Testamt. Wills Legacies bequests &Exers, by me in any wise heretofore named willed & bequeathed ratifieing & confirming this & none other to be my last Will & Testamt., In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale this Twenty second day of May in ye year of our Lord one thousand six hundred ninety & eight
      Signed sealed published pronounced & declared
      by ye sd, THO: GOULDMAN as his last Will & THO: GOULDMAN
      Testamt. in presence of
      JOHN MOODIES,
      WILLIAM DIAR
      THOMAS HUCKLESCOTT 1698
      Proved by ye oaths of ye witnesses hereto in Essex County Court ye 10th day of November 1698 & truely recorded
      Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, CI Cur
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      1697-1699 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 289
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we DOROTHY GOULDMAN, THO: GREGSON & SAML. THACKER of ye County of Essex are held and firmly bound unto his Maties. Justices of ye peace for the sd. County in ye just summ of One hundred thousand pounds of good tobo: & caske, to the which payment we bind ourselves our heirs firmly by these presents; Witness our hands and seales this 10th day of 9ber: 1698
      The Condicon of this obligacon is such that if DOROTHY GOULDMAN, who at a Court held for Essex County the 10th day of 9ber: 1698 obtained a Probate of ye last Will & Testamt. of Mr. THO: GOULDMAN deced, do at all times hereafter p:forme & fullfill ye sd. Will, pay & satisfie all such Legatees as therein expressed; and do all ye Law enjoynes in such cases That then ye above obligacon to be void otherwise to stand in full force
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of us
      JOHN PEATLE, DOROTHY GOULDMAN
      WILL: AYRES THO; GREGSON
      SAML. THACKER
      Truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      Col, Thomas Gouldman I had sons Edward, Thomas, Robert and Col Francis Gouldman and daughters Mary and Mrs Martha Wiston. The wife of Thomas Gouldman I and the mother of Thomas Gouldman II was Alice, daughter of Henry Awbrey who with Thomas I in 1676 had petitioned Sir William Berkeley for a redress of grievances in Old Rappahannock County. Henry Awbrey was for years the most influential citizen of the county being very large landowner., burgess (1659-16920 form Rappahannock County, justice of the court, High sheriff, Indian interpreter and friend, and in 1692-3
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      INDEX TO MARRIAGES OF OLD RAPPAHANNOCK AND ESSEX COUNTIES, VIRGINIA 1655 -1900� by Eva Eubank Wilkerson

      1697 Awbrey, Dorothy, Relict of Richard, Thomas Gouldman (Relict means she was in trusted into care)

      1699 Awbrey, Dorothy, widow of Richard, married Peter Ransome

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      1699-1702 Essex Co VA Order Book; Antient Press: (Page 14)
      Essex County Court 11th of September 1699
      - PETER RANSONE & DOROTHY his Wife, Exrx. of THO: GOULDMAN deced, presented ye inventory & appraismt. of ye sd deced Estate upon Oath, except such Estate as was willed by her former Husband, RICHD. AWBREY, in his last Will to be delivered to his Children in Specialty wch: is ordered to be recorded
      - Its ordered that the appraisers of ye Estate of THO: GOULDMAN deced some time between this & ye next Court appraise ye Cattle & Horse not yet appraised & returne ye same to ye next Court
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      1699-1702 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 81
      Essex County Court 11th of March 1700/1
      - FRA: GOULDMAN & EDWD. GOULDMAN, Admrs. of ROBT. GOULDMAN deced, complaines agt. PETER RANSONE & DOROTHY his Wife, Exrx. of THO: GOULDMAN deced. in a plea on ye Case for that whereas the sd THO: GOULDMAN in and by his Last Will & Testamt. bearing date ye 2d, day of May 1698, did amongst other things give & bequeath unto ye sd ROBT. GOULDMAN, one Servt. boy named Patrick, one feather bed and furniture, a sute of cloathes with Plate buttons, a Caster haft, a pair of leg boots, twelve shillings to buy a Ring & all ye goods at his Mothers, ye Molasses excepted, in these express woras following:
      item I give unto my Brother, ROBT, GOULDMAN, one Servt, boy named Patrick, one feather bed & furniture now at my Mothers, Mrs. ALICE FORBES, ye suit of cloathes wth: plate buttons, a caster hatt, a pair of leg boots, twelve shillings to buy him a ring, and all ye goods at my sd Mothers ye Molasses excepted all in ye sd last Will & Testamt duely prov'd in this Court & here in Court ready to be produced amongst diverse other things therein contained as more at large appears; Yet ye sd PETER RANSONE & DOROTHY his Wife, not regarding ye sd Last Will & Testamt. of the sd THO: GOULDMAN nor the true intent & meaning of ye same do altogether refuse to deliver the sd Servant boy and the other things abovemen coned to be bequeathed by ye sd THO: GOULDMAN to ye sd ROBT. GOULDMAN unto ye sd Plts., altho the sd Plts. by their admcon. granted by this Worpll. Court into ye Estate of ye sd ROBT. GOULDMAN became legally intituled unto ye above menconced Legacy given to ye sd ROBT. GOULDMAN by ye sd THO: GOULDMAN, Wherefore ye Plts, say they are damnified Five thousand pounds of tobo: for which they have directed this suite & pray Judgmt, together with ye abovesd, Legacy & cost of suite,, To wch; ye Defts, by WM, JONES their Attorney appear & pray oyer of ye Lres. of Admcon. under the hand and settle of ye Ordinary wth:out produceing which cause be ye Plts. cannot maintains their accon &of this pray the Courts Judgmt,, wch: is over ruled by ye Court for yt: ye Pits, have an Ordr, of this Court dated ye 12th day of April 1700 whereby they have admcon, granted them to ye Estate of ye sd ROBT. GOULDMAN deced, ordr: they conceived to be sufficient in Law for them to maintaine this Attach: & therefore pray as in their Declaracon; Whereupon ye Defts. by their sd Attorney in plea of abatement to ye justifying of Plts. Declaracon say that they haveing brought an accon of case & not declared in ye detinuet as ought to be, ye accon ought to abate & of this they pray ye Courts Judgmt., to which ye Plts. by THO: GREGSON, their Attorney, reply that in as much as they have declared that ye Defts. have altogether refused ye delivery of ye p:mises in question such refusall is a detainer in Law and therefore pray as in their Declaracon which Plea of abatement further say that in accordance with Comon Law lies not for a Legacy as ye Plts. have sett forth in their Declaracon but if ye same be due as alleadged by ye Plts. is sueably in the Court of Chancery & not at ye Comon Law & of this they pray ye Courts Judgmt., which plea is likewise overruled by Court; Wherefore the Defts. by their said Attorney for plea sayeth that the Legacy in the Plts, declaracon set forth was by order of the Court inventoryed & appraised as ye Estate of THO: GOULDMAN, ye Deft. & that ye Defts. are answerable to ye sd Inventory & if the Pit, should recover ye particulars in their Declaracon set forth ye Defts. will be twice punished for one &ye same things which the Law doth not allow of and of this they pray ye Courts Judgmt., to which the Plts, by their Attorney for replicatory say that the Courts ordering of ye Inventory & appraismt. of ye sd Estate is noe barr in Law to ye Plts, & therefore pray as in their Declaracon, which is so adjudged by ye Court and ye Defts, plea overruled, It is ordered that Jury enquire of ye damages (by name THOMAS RAMSEY, JNO. BRAISIER, WILLIAM WILLIAMS, THO; MUNDAY, EDMD. PAGETT, JAS: SPENCE, WILLIAM ARVIN, JOHN GRAVES, JOHN WILLIAMS, ROBT, HALSEY, JNO. BUTLER & RICHARD GOOD) who being first sworne vent forth & brought in this following verdict, Wee of the Jury doe find damage for ye Plts, 3000 pounds of tobo, which verdict is ordered to be recorded. Judgmt, is granted to ye Plts. agst. ye Defts. for ye sd 3000 pounds of tobo damage together with the sd Legacy to be paid with cost of suit als Exo., Now ye Defts. by their Attorney for plea an arrest of Judgmt, for that. the Plts. no right in Law have to ye Legacy sett forth in the Declaracon for that ROBT. GOULDMAN, ye Legatee of THO: GOULDMAN, was never possest of the sd Legacy & therefore ye Legacy reverts & becomes due to ye Defts., Exrs. &c. In Answr: to which the Plts, by their Attorney say that notwithstanding ye Legatee was never possessed wth: ye sd Legacy, ye Plts. have good right thereto which sd plea in arrest of Judgmt. is likewise over ruled by ye Court. Whereupon ye Defts. by their Attorney pray an appeale from ye sd Judgmt. to ye (faded) next Genll. COurt for a heareing before his Excellency ye Governr: & Councill, which is granted giveing security according to Law and by the Courts order (at the request of the Plts. & Defts. by their sd Attorneys) ye several pleas &c. aforesd. are recorded
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 271-72.
      Will of Dorothy Henry of St. Ann's Parish in Essex County, being weak of body, dated 19 Dec. 1709.
      Unto my grandaughter Susanna Boughan 300 acres which I live on. If Susanna Boughan should dye and leave no issue, then to my grandaughter Susanna Curtis.
      Unto my two grandsons Thomas and Augustine Lee the other part which I live on to be equally divided. If either should dye and leave no issue, his part to my grandson Augustine Curtis. They should have equall part of the timber, not making any wast.
      My grandaughter Susanna Boughan take 300 acres where she pleases.
      Unto Susanna Boughan my granddaughter Negroes Tom and Nan his wife and Torn their son, Beck their daughter. A young Negro woman and a young child named Nane in room of the 25 I owe her.
      Unto Augustine Lee my grandson two Negro, Robin and Cuffie, in consideration of 25 left him by his grandfather my dead husband.
      Unto Elizabeth Goldman two Negro women Besuch, Judeth.
      Unto my grandaughter Susanna Curtis one Negro girl Sarah,
      Unto Elizabeth Curtis one Negro boy Jemy.
      Unto Sarah Curtis one Negro boy Gabill.
      Unto my two daughters Rose Curtis and Dorothy Ransome each a shilling, they having already had sufficient from me.
      Unto my grandson Thomas Lee four cows and calves and also a feather bed and all furniture and horse called Warner.
      Unto my daughter Mary Leftwich one Negro man Jack Nuno to go upon the plantation to Susanna Boughan.
      Unto my grandson Augustine Lee fower cows and calves, a fether bed, rug, blankett, sheets and bolster, and an old black mare with a white star in her forehead, with her colt.
      Unto my grandaughter Susanna Boughan my riding horse and a young mare and all the rest of my cattle and halfe of my plate, two beds and all furniture, halfe the pewter and hous-hold goods, the rest to be given to Thomas and Augustine Lee, and my hogs to be equally divided between Susanna Boughan, Thomas and Augustine Lee.
      What I have left to my grandaughter Susanna Boughan when she dyes shall be at her disposall.
      What my mother left me the corn and tobacco and the 45 for the two Negroes that was hanged shall go to pay my debts.
      My clothes and linen to be divided amongst my grandaughters.
      My great trunk unto my grandaughter Susanna Boughan.
      Unto my three grandaughters the other halfe of my plate, Elizabeth Goldman, Mary Leftwich, Dorothy Avery, to be equally divided.
      Unto my daughter Mary Leftwich one bed, rug, sheets, blankets and bolster.
      Unto Samuel Dry, school master, ten shillings or a gold ring for writing of this my will.
      My very good friends Mr. John Boughan and his wife Susanna and Thomas Lee executors.
      Dorothy (H) Henry
      Wit: Samuel Dry, Thomas (T) Ward, Wm. (X) Dickenson.
      10 Jan. 1709 [1710]. Proved by Thomas Ward and William Dickenson.
      Page 272. 10 Jan. 1709 [1710]. Bond of John Boughan and Thomas Lee as executors of Dorothy Henry. Unto James Boughan of Essex County, Gent., in behalf of the Court. For 2000 sterling. Securities, Jno. Games and Jas. Fullerton.
      John Boughan
      Thos. Ley.
      John Games
      James Fullerton
      Wit: Abr. Ayrton, Ja. Alderson.
      10 Jan. 1709 [1710]. Acknowledged.
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      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 89-92
      To all Christian People to whom these presents shall come I CHARLES CURTIS send Greeting Know ye that I Charles Curtis of the Parish of ( ) in County of Gloster Elder Brother and Heir unto AUGUSTINE CURTIS of the Parish County and Colony of Virginia aforesaid deced, for divers good causes more especially of the sum of Thirty pounds Currt money of Virginia already paid have released forever claims unto JACOB LATON of Parish of St Ann in County of Essex aforesaid Attorny at Law in his full and peaceable possession and Seizin and his heirs forever all such right as I the said Charles Curtis had of that tract of land given or intended to be given by DOROTHY HENRY of Essex County deced unto SUSANNA BOUGHAN then wife of JOHN BOUGHAN, THOMAS LEY & AUGT. LEY and if they or either of them should die without issue unto Augustine Curtis aforesaid and his heirs for ever containing 627 acres and Sixteen perches being in Parish of St. Ann in County of Essex in ye Colony of Virga: aforesaid on Rappa: riverside at the ferry called SOUTHERNS FERRY being the land whereon the said THOMAS LEY lived and on which said land the said Jacob Laton now lives which he is in actual possession of being the land DOROTHY NORTH of the Parish of Ware of the County of Gloster bought of JOHN HAWKINS only Son and heir of THOMAS HAWKINS deced containing 627 acres and Sixteen perches in ye Parish of St. Ann in County of Essex bounded as followeth Vizt. that is to say 621 acres & a half & 16 perches part thereof begining at a marked red oak on the upper side of the Land of JOHN CATLETT & RALPH ROUZEE and extendeth it Self South South West on the aforesaid Land to a marked white oak thence West North thence North East a MILL on CAPT LINCHES land and Lastly South paralel to the river to the place where it first began and five acres the residue being a point adjoyning on the lands aforesaid and Extending itself North Westerly to a pohickory thence North to a marsh thence Lastly West to the place where it began which said tract was granted unto THOMAS HAWKINS by Patent bearing date the nineteenth day of February 1662 which said dividend of Land was sold by aforesaid John Hawkins unto DOROTHY NORTH of the Parish of Ware in County of Glocester by deed of Feoffment bearing date the 7th day of November 1698 & recorded in Essex County Court records which land was given by the Will of DOROTHY HENRY deced as followeth Vizt. 300 acres of land aforesaid being the land whereon she then lived she gave unto SUSANNA BOUGHAN then wife of JOHN BOUGHAN of Essex County & the other part of the aforesaid 627 acres & Sixteen perches she gave to THOMAS LEY & AUGUSTINE her two Grandsons and if they or either of them should dye without issue lawfully begotten she gave his or their part so dying unto AUGUSTINE CURTIS and his heirs forever as may more fully appear by her Will recorded in Essex County Court Records which said land aforesaid was found to Escheat to our Sovereign Lord the King by Inquest and was granted unto John Boughan aforesaid & Susanna his wife, Thomas Ley and Augustine Ley according to ye Will of Dorothy Henry aforesaid deced by pattent bearing date the Second day of May 1713 by any ways or means whatsoever To have and to Hold all the aforesaid tract of land unto ye said Jacob Laton his heirs to the only use of him the said Jacob Laton So that neither I the said Charles Curtis nor my heirs nor any other person for me or them will by any ways or means hereafter have any claim In Witness whereof this twenty Second day of July 1725,
      In presence of THOMAS BOSWELL, Charles Curtis
      ROBT BOSWELL, ROBERT THOMPSON
      At a Court held for Essex County the 17th day of August 1725
      This Release was proved by the oath of Robert Thompson & then by COLO. WILLIAM ROBINSON an Attorney for the said Charles & admitted to record.
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      1745-1749 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 24, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 306-308
      THIS INDENTURE made the 25th day of Febry, 1714 Between PETER RANSONE and DOROTHY his Wife of Parish of KINGSTONE and County of GLOUCESTER of one parte and THOMAS WARING and ELIZABETH his Wife of other parte. Witnesseth that PETER RANSONE and DOROTHY his Wife in consideration of Foure thousand five hundred pounds of tobacco to them in hand paid hath bargained Sould & confirmed unto sd, THOMAS WARING & ELIZABETH his Wife all their right of Dower to one tract of land lying in St. Anns Parish in Essex County containing by estimation three hundred acres (be the same more or less) and now in the tenure and occupation of sd. PETER RANSONE, the fee simple whereof formerly in THOMAS GOULDMAN deceasd: sometime the Husband of her the sd. DOROTHY, and from henceforth said PETER RANSONE and DOROTHY his Wife their heirs may not claim or challenge sd, THOMAS WARING &ELIZABETH his Wife their heirs any Dower of or to the premises; In Witness whereof sd PETER RANSONE and DOROTHY his Wife hath hereunto set their hands and seales this day and yeare above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of
      JOHN FLOYDE, PETER RANSONE
      THOMAS his mark / BOSWELL DOROTHY her mark RANSONE
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa: on the 27th day of January Anno Dom 1748 This Deed Indented from PETER RANSONE and DOROTHY his Wife to THOMAS WARING SENR., Gent. and ELIZABETH his Wife was presented into Court by said THOMAS and on his motion admitted to Record and is truly recorded Test JOHN LEE Cl Cur

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