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

James Sams

Male 1687 - 1726  (39 years)


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  • Name James Sams 
    Born 1687  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Dec 1726  St. George's Parish, Spotysylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I043166  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 

    Children 
     1. William Sams,   b. Bef 1719, St. George's Parish, Spotysylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1744, St. George's Parish, Spotysylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years)
     2. James Sams,   b. Abt 1719, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1768, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F52161  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Katherine Aldin,   b. 24 May 1685, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1735, St. George's Parish, Spotysylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1722  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F23925  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1722-1749 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book A; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      SAMMS, JAMES, d. Feb. 22, 1725-6, p. Dec. 6, 1726.
      Wit. John Corbet, John Nalle, James [ ]
      Ex. Katherine Sams.
      Leg. sons William and James, my lands to be divided between them as follows: to begin on Pike Run, at the mouth of a spring branch near my house, and to run to a corner white oak of Wm. Bradbourn's, and my son William to have the part lying on Mr. Daniel Brown's land down ye Run, and my son James to have ye upper part. (Page 39)

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      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 108
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE Be it Remembered & kept in perpetual! memory that Whereas RICHARD KEMP & ELIANOR his Wife being possessed in ffee of a tract of land formerly granted by Pattant unto HUGH MEAD the said Richard & his Wife did by one Deed of Gift (Recorded in Essex Court) give unto MARY & KATHAREINE ALEYN the said Elianors two daughters, all the said tract of land containing 200 acres Now Know Ye that the said Mary now Wife of MARTIN NALLE & her said Husband & the said Katharine now Wife of JAMES SAMS all of the Parish of South farnham in the County of Essex by these presents do by one Consent agree & oblige themselves to servere the joynt Tennanty and by Equally dividing the land the said Devision line mining S 5 degrees E from a red oak by a Swamp between RICHARD GATEWOOD & this tract to a red oak in the East line to which agreement we oblige ourselves our heirs & Either of them firmly by these presents as Witness our hands & Seals this Fifteenth day
      of October 1722
      In Presence of RICHARD GATEWOOD, Martin Nalle
      DAVID SCOTT, JOHN BAKER, Mary Nalle
      RICHD, HORSLEY James Sams
      Katherine Sams
      At a Court held for Essex County the 16th day of Octr 1722
      This Division of the Land between Martin Nalle & James Sam's was presented in Court by the said Nalle & Sam's which on their motion is admitted to record.
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      1722-1725 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 60
      THIS INDENTURE made the last day of September one thousand seven hundred twenty and three; Between LARKIN CHEW of the Parish of Saint George and County of Spotsylvania of one part and JAMES SAMES of the Parish of Southfarnham and County of ESSEX of the other part; Wittnesseth that LARKIN CHEW in consideration of the sum of ten shillings lawfull money to him in hand paid by JAMES SAMES the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JAMES SAMES all that parcel] of land conteyning by estimation three hundred acres be he same more or less situate in Parish of Saint George and County of Spotsylvania and on South side of MATTAPONY and on the Swamp called the CATTAIL LICK and bounded, Begining at a Stake between two red Oaks corner to DANIEL BROWN thence North sixty six degrees West four hundred poles to a white Oak, thence South thirty five degrees West one hundred and twenty poles to a corner Stake in a Poyson Field, thence South sixty six degrees East to a red and white Oak near a Branch, thence North forty degrees East one hundred and twenty poles to the place it first began, two hundred acres thereof being woodland and one hundred acres thereof being Poysonj field, To have and to hold the piece of land and premises hereby sold with every of the appurtenances thereto belonging unto JAMES SAMES and assigns from the day before the date hereof during the term of one whole year paying therefore the rent of one year of Indian Corn at the Feast of Saint Michaell the Arch Angel only if the same is lawfully demanded to the intent that by vertue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession the said JAMES SAMES may be in the actual possession of the premises and be therey enabled to accept a grant of the reversion and inheritance thereof to him and his heirs; In Witness whereof LARKIN CHEW hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
      SAMUELL SINCLARE LARKIN CHEW
      THOMAS HAMMOND, JUNR.
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the 1st day of October 1723 LARKIN CHEW presented and acknowledged this his Deed of Lease for Land unto JAMES SAMES which was admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
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      1722-1725 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 111
      THIS INDENTURE made the Ninth day of September in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred twenty and four; Between LARKIN CHEW of the Parish of Saint George and County of Spotsylvania, Gent., of one part and JAMES SAMES of Southfarnham Parish and County of Essex, Planter, of the other part; Witnesseth that LARKIN CHEW in consideration of the sum of five shillings of lawfull money of Great Brittain to him in hand paid by JAMES SAMES, the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JAMES SAMES all that parcel of land containing thirty and four acres adjoyning to the land of DANIEL BROWN, JACOB CHRISTOPHER ZOLLICOFFER and the said JAMES SAMES bounded, Beginning at a white Oak a corner tree to the said DANIEL BROWN running from thence North forty four degrees East fifty poles to two small red Oak saplins, thence North sixty seven degrees West eighty six poles to a black Oak on a point, thence South forty degrees West forty poles to a black Oak on the North side of a Branch, thence South forty six degrees East twenty six poles to a white Oak, thence South sixty six degrees East sixty poles to the place where it first began being part of a Pattent granted to LARKIN CHEW bearing date on or about the fourth day of June in the year of Our Lord God seventeen hundred twenty and two all which premises are scituate in the Parish of Saint George and County of Spotsylvania together with all appurtenances, To have and to hold the parcell of land hereby
      bargained aka Sold with appurtcnanooc unto JAMES SAMES and assigns from the day next before the day of the date hereof for and during the term of one whole year paying therefore the rent of one pepper corn at the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel next coming if lawfully demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession JAMES SAMES may be in the actuall possession of the premises and may be thereby enabled to take a release of the inheritance thereof to him and his heirs, In Witness whereof the parties first above named to these present Indentures have hereunto interchangeably sett their hands and seals the day and year first above written
      Sealed and delivered in presence of us
      JEREMIAH CLOWDER LARKIN CHEW
      WILLIAM his mark BRADBURN
      THOMAS his mark GREEN
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the 6th day of October 1724 LARKIN CHEW acknowledged this his Deed of Release for Land unto JAMES SAMES which was admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
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      1725-1728 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 205-206
      THIS INDENTURE made the last day of July in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty six, Between DANIEL BROWN of County of Spotsylvania Gent. of one part and ABELL STEARES of the County of KING WILLIAM, Planter, of the other part; Wittnesseth that DANIEL BROWN in consideration of sum of five shillings to him in hand paid by ABELL STEARS the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto ABELL STEARS all that parcell of land being part of a Pattent granted unto LARKIN CHEW bearing date June the fourth one thousand seven hundred and twenty two and formerly sould by LARKIN CHEW to DANIEL BROWN and is scituatted in County of Spotsylvania and on the North side of CATTAIL LICK BRANCH and adjoyning to the land of said DANIEL BROWN and JOSEPH BROCK being bounded; Beginning at a white Oak corner to JAMES SAMES running thence North fourty two degrees East thirty eight poles to a white Oake on a small Branch, thence up the Branch the severall courses thereof eighty four poles to a white Oak by the head of a Branch, thence South seventy five degrees East one hundred twenty four poles to a red Oak on a Ridge, thence South thirty degrees West eighty six poles to a white Oak by the CATTAIL LICK running thence up the Rim the severall
      courses thereof to the place it first began containing one hundred acres of land according to the exprest bounds thereof and the rents and profitts thereof; To have órid to hold the land and premises with appurtenances unto ABELL STEARS his heirs from the day before the date of these presents during the term of one whole year thence next ensueing paying therefore the rent of one pepper corn at theFeagt of
      Saint Michael the Archangel only if the same be demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession, ABELL STEARS may be in the actuall possession of the premises and thereby enabled to take a release of the inheritance thereof to him and his heirs, In Wittness whereof DANIEL BROWN hath hereunto sett his hand and seal the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
      JOHN CHEW DANIEL BROWN
      RALPH RICHARDS
      LARKIN CHEW, JUNR.
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the 6th day of December 1726 DANIEL BROWN's Deed of Lease for land unto ABELL STEARES was proved by the Oathes of JOHN CHEW, LARKIN CHEW, JUNR. and RALPH RICHARDS in open Court and att the motion of the said STEARES was admitted to Record Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
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      1725-1728 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 207
      I do hereby Orthorise constitute and appoint Mr. ZACHARY LEWIS my trew and lawfull Attorney to acknowledge my Right of Dower to a parcell of land containing one hundred acres lying in Spotsylvania County sould by my Husband, DANIEL BROWN, to ABEL STEARS and I do by these presents appoint the said LEWIS to act and do for and in my behalf as if I was there present, In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this 1st day of December 1726
      Signed in the presence of
      KATHERINE SAMMS ELIZABETH her marks BROWNE
      JOHN TORBET
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the 6th day of December 1726 The above Power of Attorney of ELIZABETH BROWNE [being first proved by the Oathes of KATHARINE SAMES and JOHN TORBET] to ZACHARY LEWIS the said LEWIS acknowledged her Right of Dower unto ABELL STEARS at whose motion the same was admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
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      1725-1728 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 287
      THIS INDENTURE made the 4th day of March 1727 Between LARKIN CHEW of County of Spotsylvania, Gent., of one part and AMEY SUTTON of the other part, Witnesseth that LARKIN CHEW in consideration of sum of five shillings to him in hand paid by AMEY SUTTON the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto AMEY SUTTON all that parcell of land being part of a Patent granted unto LARKIN CHEW bearing date June the fourth one thousand seven hundred and twenty two and is situate in County aforesaid and Parish of Saint George and joyning to the lands of JAMES SAMMS. deceased. and bounded, Beginning at a white Oak corner to the said SAMMS's standing in the line of WILLIAM BRADBOURN on West side the CATTAIL LICK RUN, thence along the said SAMMS's line North thirty three degrees East one hundred and eighty poles to a white Uak by a Marsh, thence along another line of the said SAMMS's North fourty six degrees West twenty six poles to a Gum on North side of the West Fork of the CATTAIL LICK, thence South thirty five degrees West to BRADBOURN's line, thence North sixty six degrees East along the line of WILLIAM BRADBOURN to the beginning place containing seventy three acres of land according to the exprest bounds thereof, To have and to hold the seventy three acres of land unto AMEY SUTTON and her assigns from the day before the date of these presents during the term of one whole year paying therefore the yearly rent of one pepper corn at the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangell if lawfully demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possesssion AMEY SUTTON may be in actuall possession of the premises and thereby enabled to take a grant of the release thereof to her and her heirs, In Witness whereof LARKIN CHEW hath hereunto sett his hand and seal the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
      JOHN WALLER LARKIN CHEW
      MOSLEY BATTALEY
      N. WALLER, JUNR.
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania county March the fifth 1727
      LARKIN CIIEW, Gent., acknowledged this his Deed of Lease for Land unto AMEY SUTTON and at the motion of WILLIAM RUSSELL in the said AMEY's behalf the same is admitted to record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur.
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      Magazine of Virginia Genealogy Vol 25 1987, No. 3; Page 64
      Virginia Land Patent Book 18
      William Samms and James Samms, 244 acres and Spotsylvania County, both sides of Cattail Swamp; a branch of Mattapony River, bounded by James Stevens corner to John Talbert's, Rice Curtis, Junior, Robert Coleman's patent, Daniel Brown, Abel Stears and Joseph Brock; land is part of a larger tract granted Larkin Chew deceased, for June 1722 and sold to James Samms also deceased who willed to his sons William Samms and James Samms. 29 June 1739
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      1742-1751 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book D; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      June 25, 1745. John Talburt of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., and Margaret, his wife, to Jeremiah Stevens of same Par, and county. £12 curr. 36 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., on Cattail Swamp, of Mattapony River (joining Joseph Brock and the Orphans of James Samms, near the Samms plantation), part of a tract granted Larkin Chew, by pat., June 4, 1722, and by him conveyed to Amey Sutton, and by sd. Sutton to sd. Talburt. Witnesses, Robt. Huddleston, Matthew Hubbard. Augt. 6, 1745.

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