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

John Chinn

Male 1642 - 1691  (49 years)


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  • Name John Chinn 
    Born 1642  London England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Nov 1691  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I042397  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 

    Family 1 Elizabeth Travers,   b. Abt 1646,   d. Bef 1682, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married Bef 1662  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Chinn,   b. 1662, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1692, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years)
     2. Elizabeth Chinn,   b. Bef 1666, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1745, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 81 years)
     3. Sarah Chinn,   b. Bef 1676, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1691, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 17 years)
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 
    Family ID F13080  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Alice {Unproven} Gilbert,   b. Abt 1666, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1701, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married 1682  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Chinn,   b. 5 May 1682, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1729, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     2. Rawleigh Chinn,   b. 23 May 1684, Morritico Creek, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1741/42, White Chapel Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Catherine Chinn,   b. 7 Jun 1686, Morritico Creek, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1720, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 
    Family ID F17894  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      CHINN, John. Will 15 Dec. 1691. Rec. 13 May 1692.
      Wife, Alice;
      Sons: John and Rawleigh;
      Son John Trussell and my daughter Elizabeth his wife;
      Son, Thomas Chilton and my daughter Sarah Chilton his wife.
      Daughters: Ann and Kaatherine Chinn.
      Extrx. Wife Alice.
      Wits. Wm. Smith, Alex. Dun, Edw. Geffrey. W.B. 8, p. 34.

      Craig Kiby transcribed the recorded copy of John Chinn's will

      It names daughter Elizabeth TANSELL, wife of John Tansell--not Trussell
      It names daughter Saarh CHATTEN, wife of Thomas CHATTEN [als spelled CHATWIN in records]--not Chilton
      The wtiness was Alexender Dune, not Dun

      I know that these names were transcribed as Trussell, Chilton and Dun by Ida J. Lee, but a careful reading of the handwriting shows otherwise
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      1691-1695 Lancaster County Order Book 3: pg 209
      Lancaster county Court 11th of May 1692
      - A P:bate of the Last Will and Testamt. of Mr. JOHN CHYN (deced), is granted unto MRS. ALICE CHYN, accordinge to the tenor of the saide Will
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      STRETCHLEY, Alice, wife of Jno. Stretchley of St. Mary's White Chappell. 29 Aug. 1701. Rec. 8 Oct. 1701. Daus: Anne Fox the portion bequeathed her by Jno. Chinn, her father, and by Jno. Stretchley, her father-in-law); Catherine Heale. Sisters: Dorothy Durham and Tomassin Marshall. Son-in-law: Capt. Wm. Fox. Son: Rawleigh Chinn "all money in the hands of Mr. Jno. Pemberton, Mercht. of Liverpool." Cousin: Mary Dodson. Exor: Son, Rawleigh Chinn Wits: Jas. Taylor, Lewis Pugh, David Smith. W.B. 8, p. 106.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 436
      JOHN CHINN, 100 acs. Lancaster Co., 24 Aug. 1664, p. 125, (630). Upon Morrattico Cr., adi. his own & land of Henry Davis. Trans. of 2 pers: James Potter, Thomas Coate.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 31
      JOHN CHYNN, 370 acs. upon a br. of Moratico Cr., adj. land' of Edward Miles; 17 Mar. 1667/8, p. 113. Granted is David Fox, Gent., assigned to Lambeth Lambethson, who assigned to Alexander Portus, by him assigned to Thomas Williams, who assigned to John Chynn & Henry Davis, & sd. Davis assigned his title to sd. Chynn.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 31
      JOHN CHYNN & JOHN GIBSON, of Lancaster Co., 550 acs. in Rappa. Co., 17 Mar. 1667/8, p. 113. Beg. by the Draggon Swampe & adj. land of John
      &c. Trans. of 11 pers: John Johnson, James Johnson, Henry Woodbridge, Anne Wilson, Wm. Harman Flering, Francis Dolphin, Rich.Jno. Medler (?), Wm. Baker, Rick. Parker.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 70
      MR. THOMAS WRIGHT & JOHN CHYNN; 220 acs. N. side of Rappa. Co., near the head of Moratticoe Cr., by the Mill Dam, &c; 26 Apr. 1670, p. 276. Trans. of 5 pers: Ralph Hall, Ben. Davis, Cutberth Taylor, Lyddia Gates, Edward Jones.
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      iii. Alice Smoot was born Abt 1666 in Durham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia, and died 1701. She married John Chinn [Chunn] 1682 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia. He was born 1662 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia.

      mm note - no such thing as Durham Parish in Rappahannock co.

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      Virginia County Records Volume VI
      Index to Land Grants
      Lancaster County - Book 4
      Page Name Date No. Acres

      348 Robert Middleton 1658 250
      420 David Thomas &
      Richard Macubins 1662 100
      425 John Simpson 1662 600
      596 Thomas Paine/Payne 1662 600
      597 Edward Sanders/Saunders 1662 2900
      628 Hugh Brent & Toby Horton 1664 200
      630 John Chinn 1664 100
      631 Wm Thomas Sr. 1664 150
      630 Wm Thomas Sr. 1664 100
      633 Hugh Brent 1662 200
      641 John Simpson 1662 600

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      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 73 - 74
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I CAPT, DAVID MANSELL of the County of Rappahannock in Virginia gent for a considerable sum of tobacco have bargained & sold seven head of Cattle Junto JNO. CHYNN, QUINTYN SHERMAN &
      THOS. DEAN of the said seaven head there is three Cows one Bull 1 yearling heiffer 2 yearling Bullikins & the said Cow marked as foll. one red Cow named Cherry cropt in both Exrs & slitt in the right ear. 1 Cow coulered browne named Pink cropt on both Exrs & slitt in the right ear & one Cow coulered black named Goat being (missing) on the left Ear & under keeled on the right ear & one black bull being crept on. (missing) with a Mitt on the right ear & a hole in the Left ear & the three yearlings are (missing) cropt (missing) both Exrs & a hole in each ear these the said Catle above menconed I the said DAVID MANSELL have sold from me my heirs or assignes for Ever unto JOHN CHYNN, QUINTYN SHERMAN &THOMAS DEANE to them their heirs or as signes for ever & further I said DAVID MANSELL do oblige myself my heirs to defend the said JOHN CHYN, QUINTYN SHERMAN & THOMAS DEANE from any person whatsoever that my lay claime to catle above menconed & I said DAVID MANSELL do oblige my self to bear the said partyes harmless & shall warrant said catle as witness my hand & seale this 30th of October 1659
      DAVID MANSELL
      in presence of JOHN SCOTT,
      THOMAS MADDISON
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      1668-1670 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 33-34
      TO ALL TO WHOM these pntes shall come I SR. WM. BERKELEY Kt. Govr. & Capt. Genrll, of Virginia Send greeting in our Ld. God Everlasting. Whereas by Instruccons from the Kings most Excellt. Maty directed to mee & the Councell of State his Maty was graciously pleased to authorize mee the sd Govr. & Coun cell to grant Patts & to assign such proporcons of land to all Adventurers & Plantrs. as have been usual heretofore in the like cases either for Adventurers of money or transportacon of people into this Colony according to a Chartr. of Ordrs. from the late Treas. & Company and that the same proporcon of fifty acres of land bee granted and assigned to every pson transported hither since Midsummer 1625 and that the same course bee continued to all Adventurers & Plantrs, untill shall be otherwise determined by his Maty Now Know Yee that the sd SR, WM. BERKELEY Knt. Govr. &c. wth the consent of the Coun cell of State accordingly give & grant unto Mr, JOHN CHYNN & JOHN GIBSON of the County of LANC, Five hundred & fifty acres of land in the County of Rappa. bounding as Foil' Vitt. Begining at a marked corner white Oake standing by the DRAGON SWAMP & running upp into the woods East 200 pole to a white Oake thence N. W. 560 pole to a lyne of marked trees of JOHN CALL to a marked pokikkery & thence WS,W. Downe the sd CALLS lyne 100 pole to a marked Redd Oake standing by the sd DRAGON SWAMP So. Easterly to the first menconed tree the sd land being due to the sd JOHN CHYNN & JNO, GIBSON by & for the transportacon of Eleven psons into this Colony whose names are in the Records under this Pattent To Have Hold &c to Hold &c, To bee held &c, Yielding &
      payeing &c. Provided &c. Dated the seaventeenth day of March in the yrc, of our Ld, one
      thousand six hundred sixty & seaven
      WM. BERKELEY
      KNOW ALL MEN that I JOHN CHYNN doe Assigne all my right tytle & interest of this wthin menconed Patt. from me my heirs to JOHN DOWBELL & his heirs. As Witnesse my hand this 10th 9bris 1668
      Test MICHAELL MILLER JOHN CHYNN
      ROBT. FARRINTON
      NOW ALL MEN by these pntes that I JOHN CHINN doe constitute & ordeyne my Loveing Freind JOHN SIMPSON my true & lawfull Attorney for me & in my name to acknowledge all my Right & title of a pcell of land which lies in Rappa. County the sd land is parted between me & JNO. GIBSON I doe hereby Empower my sd Attorney to acknowledge the sd land unto JOHN DOWBELL in as Authenticke manner as if I myselfe were psent As Witness my hand & seale this 2d of Febry 1668
      in the pnce of us JAMES PHILLIPS, the marke of
      JOHN AXFORD JOHN CHINN
      Recordatr. Al Die Febry 1668
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      1668-1670 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 68-69
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pntes that JOHN COLE ofthe County of Rappa, doe Bargaine & sell assigne & sett over & in possession deliver one tract of land to mee apperteyning & belonging as by my Pattent bearing date the 26th of Decembr unto THOMAS WILLIAMSON the Younger in the County aforesd his heirs for Ever the which sd land conteyneth 214 acres of land lyeing in Rappa County & bounding at Foll, the land that formerly went by the name of JOHN MADDISON & soe to the land of EVAN DAVIES & likewise to the land of FRANCIS WEBB & soe to the land of JOHN CHIN I doe further by vertue of these ptnes acknowledge & confesse for a valueable consid, to have bargained & sold & unto his full possession delivered him the aforesaid THOMAS WILLIAMSON his heirs for Ever the sd land with all priviledges & rights in the Pattent graunted & I doe for Ever quit clayme from mee myselfe my heirs of & from any pte or pcell of the sd land concerning the sd prmises and I the sd JOHN COLE and ANNE COLE doe by Vertue of these pntes binde ourselves our heirs to save & defend & keep harmeless him the sd THOMAS WILLIAMSON his heirs from the trouble in cumbrance or molestacon of any pson wtsoever that shall lay clayme to the sd land according to the true intent of the Law in that case made & provided, In Witness heerof wee have heerunto sett our hand & seales this 26th of Decembr. 1668
      Recognr. in Cur Rappa 5th Maii 1669 JOHN COLE
      Test HUGH EGLESTON, ANNE S COLE
      THO: HAYWARTON
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pntes that I ANNE COLE of the County of Rappa. have nominated appointed & doe by these pntes affirme EDWARD HUDSON to be my true & lawfull Attorney for me & in my name Stead & place to acknowledge unto THOMAS WILLIAMSON a certaine pccll of land As Witness my hand this fourth day of May 1669 Test THOMAS HAYWARTON ANNE COLE
      DOROTHY COVINGTON
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      1668-1670 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 144-145
      TO ALL TO WHOME &c. NOW KNOW YEE &c that I the sd Sr, WILLIAM BERKELEY doe with the consent of the Coun cell of State accordingly give & graunt unto JOHN CHYNE & JOHN GIBSON of the County of LANCASTER five hundred & fifty acres of land in the County of Rappa. bounding as Foll: Vizt. Begining att a
      marked corner white Oake standing by DRAGON SWAMP & running up into the woods E N. E. 200 poles to a wilt. Oake thence North West 560 poles to a line of marked trees of JNO. CALLs to a marked Pickicary & thence WS:W. downe the sd Calls line 100 poles to a marked red oake standing by the sd DRAGGON SWAMP South East Easterly to the first mentioned tree the sd land being due to the sd JNO, CHYN & JOHN GIBSON for the transportation of Eleven prsons into this Colony whose names are on the records underneath this Pattent TO HAVE & To Hold &c. to he held &c, yeilding & paying &c, provided &c, dated 17th day of March 1667
      WILLIAM BERKELEY
      KNOWE ALL MEN by these prsents that I JOHN CHYN doe assigne all my right title & interest of this within menconed patent from me & my heires to JOHN DOWBELL & his heires as Witness my hand this tenth day of December 1668
      Test MICHAELL MILLER. JOHN CHYNN
      ROBERTS FARRENTON his marke signum
      KNOW ALL MEN by these that I JOHN GIBSON doe assigne all my right title & interest of this within mentioned Pattent from me my heires to MARTIN TAYLER & his heirs As Witness my hand this 27th day of October 1669
      Recognitr. in Cur Rappa Mr. SAMLL, GRIFFIN & Capt. THO: HAWKINS ye 22d die Febry p 1669/70
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      1691-1695 Lancaster County Order Book 3: pg 319
      Lancaster County Court 8th of May 1695
      - JOHN STRETCHLEY and ALICE his Wife, Guardian to RAWLEIGH CHYN, Sonne of JOHN CHYN, late of this County, (deced), complaineing to this Court that whereas MRS. ELIZABETH SPENCER and JOHN INCE are possessed of a certaine tracte of Lande lyeing in this County containeing six hundred and fifty acres of lande formerly granted unto EDWARD MIHILL, (deced), by Pattent beareing date the Second day of May 1650, adjoyneing to the lande and Plantacon of the saide RAWLEIGH CHYN given to him by Will of his saide deceased Father and now in the occupacon of the saide JOHN STRETCHLEY and ALICE his Wife the saide ELIZABETH SPENCER not only forewarned the saide STRETCHLEY from cutting of Wood upon the saide CHYNs lande but alsoe that the saide SPENCER hath committed and doth dayly committ greate waste upon the saide RAWLEIGH CHYNs Lande by filing of sevrall Timber trees. It is therefore ordered that the saide Pattent of six hundred and fifty acres bee by Mr. EDWIN CONWAY, or Mr. GEORGE HEALE. or either of them. surveyed and laide out on the first Wedensday in June next (if faire weather) if not the next faire day accordinge to the boundes of the saide Pattent and that the Sheriffe summon a Jury of ye Vicinage to attend the saide Survey

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