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

William Claiborne

Male 1671 - 1705  (34 years)


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  • Name William Claiborne 
    Born 1671  New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Oct 1705  'Romancoke' King William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I045410  Tree1
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father William Claiborne,   b. 1636, Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 21 Mar 1677/78, 'Romancoke' King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 42 years) 
    Mother Catherine MNU Claiborne,   b. Abt 1640, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1687, St. Johns Parish, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married Between 1656 and 1665  York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20864  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. William Claiborne,   b. 1690, 'Romancoke' King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1746, England on trip Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F24572  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 10; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 168
      THOMAS WEST, 1615 acs. (N. L.), King Wm. Co., in St. John's Par; beg. at Capt. Nathaniel West, in Bull Sw; to Capt. Jno. Fox, on N. side of Bridge Br; to E. side of the Ferry Road; to Capt. Martin Palmer, by Col. Wm. Claiborn's line, in an old Indian field; near Capt. Thos. Claiborn; to Wm. Burrous' land, in Hollings' line; crossing the Long Br; to Jno. Higgason's lint; 23 Dec. 1714, p. 226. 7 Lbs., 5 Shill., & Imp. of 4 pers: Thomas Key, James Brown. Richard Wharton, Ralph Bowker.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 7; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 236
      WILLIAM CLAIBORNE (Claibourne), sonn of Col. William Clayborne, Junr., dec'd., & THOMAS CLAIBORNE, sonn & heir apparent of Mr. Thomas Claiborne, 545 acs., New Kent Co. 20 Apr 1682, p. 154. Beg. in the forke of Chichahominy Riv. where the Sw. ends, &c. Trans. of 11 pers: Tho. Bell, Robert Bowles, John Ireland, Richd. Pearson, Corn. Bushy (or Busby), Margaret Bright, Richd. Ely, Micha. Wardrope, Mary Poll, Ann Hicks, And. Hall.
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      1686-1688 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 364-368
      THIS INDENTURE made the 3rd day of May in the second yeare of the Reigne of our most Gracious Sovereigne Lord James the second by the Grace of God of England &c. ano Dom 1687 Between KATHARINE CLAYBURNE, Widow of WM. CLAYBURNE JUNR., late of the Parish of St. Johns in PAMONKY NECK in the County of NEW KENT deced, as well for and in behalf of her self as of her Son and heire apparrent, WILLIAM CLAYBURNE, who hath given Securitie by his Guardin and Unkle, JOHN CLAYBURNs Bond for his Confirmacon of this present Deed of Sale from him and his heires & when he attaines to the age of One and Twenty yeares being of the one part and WILLIAM COVINGTON of the Parish of Farnham in the County of Rappa: Virginia aforesd., Plantr,, of the other part Witnesseth that the sd KATHARINE CLAYBURNE for the value of Fifty pounds Sterling money paid by Obligation for the same to JOHN CLAYBURNE to and for the only proper benefitt and behoofe of my sd Son, WILLIAM CLAYBURNE, by the sd WM. COVINGTON hath granted and confirmed unto the sd WILLIAM COVINGTON his heires and assignes forever all that Plantation and premisses conteyning Two hundred and fifty acers being in the Parish of Farnham in the County of Rappa: aforesd commonly called or knowne by the name of BESTLAND and now is or of late in the Tenure or occupacon of STEPHEN BENBRIDGE and bounding as followeth (to vitt) North upon OLD ASSUAMANSCOCK FOOT PATH, West upon the land of JOHN FORTH, South upon the MAINE SWAMP and East upon the land of WM. COVINGTON and THO: HOWERTON, Together with all and singular the houses buildings stables orchards gardens profitts and appurtinances whatsoever to the sd land and premisses belonging To have and to hold the sd Plantation to the sd WILLIAM COVINGTON his heires and the sd CATHARINE CLAYBURNE for the consideration abovesd. the sd Premisses and every part thereof unto the sd WILLIAM COVINGTON against all persons whatsoever claiming any right of or to the same and CATHARINE CLAYBURNE doth further grant that she hath full power in the Law to sell the same and will at all times dureing the space of seven yeares next coming upon the reasonable request cost and charges of sd WM. COVINGTON, and execute or cause to be done all further conveyances of what kind for the more perfect assuring of the sd confirming of the sd granted Plantacon and every part thereof In Witness the sd parties their hands and seales interchangably have putt the day and year first above written
      KATHARINE CLAYBURNE
      Sealed and delivered and full quiet and peaceable possession state and seizin of and in the within mentioned messuage or tenements in the name of all the premisses within written was first taken by JOHN CLAYBURNE and imediately thereupon delivered to WM. COVINGTON by virtue of a Letter of Attorney from the within named CATHARINE CLAYBURNE bearing date with these presents and to the purposes in the within Indenture expressed in the presents of
      BENJA: WILSON, WLL: SEGWICK
      BENJA: BIGG THO: HAYWARTEN
      ANDW . DENT
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa, 1 die Junii 1687 et record 17th die
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I CATHARINE CLAYBURNE, Widdow of Colo. WM. CLAYBURNE, late of the County of NEW KENT deced, do hereby appoint and fully impower my loving Brother, JOHN CLAYBURNE, of the County aforesd. Gent. my true and lawful! Attorney in my name to give possession to WM. COVINGTON of Rappa: County, Plantr., in a certain Plantation being in sd County of Rappa: as by a certaine Deed under my hand and seale bearing even date with these presents relation being had may appeare and to deliver the dame into the possession of the sd WILLIAM COVINGTON his heires at the next Court to be held for the County of Rappa: aforesd. on the South side of the River, giveing my sd Attorney as full power to do what legally ought by me to be performed therein for the confirmacon in as full manner as if I myselfe were personally present in my own proper person and what my sd Attorney shall lawfull do therein I do confirme In Witness whereof I have sett my hand and seale May the 3rd Ano 1687 Signed Sealed and delivered in the prsence of us
      WM. SEIGWICK, CATHEREINE CLAYBURNE
      BEN JA: WILSON
      BENGA: BIGG
      Record Cur Com Rappa: 17 die Junii 1687
      Testa WM. COLSTON Cl Cur
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      1692-1693 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 22)
      At a Court held for Essex County 10th of August 1692
      - Mr. WM. CLAIBORNE of KING and QUEEN County appeared in Court and acknowledged a Deed of Sale of a parcell of land to RICHARD COVINGTON to be his real act and deed, ye same was admitted to Record
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      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 76-77
      TO ALL &c. Whereas &c. Nov know yee that I the said Sr. WM. BERKELEY Knt, do with the consent of the Councill of State accordingly give & grant unto Mr. WM. CLAIBORNE JUNR. Four thousand acres of Land lying on the Maine Swamp of PIANKATANK RIVER on both sides of the sd Swamp beginning at a marked Poplar that stands on the South sdie of the sd Maine Swamp & by a branch that runeth into the said Swamp called ROBINS BRANCH, thence up ye East side of the sd ROBINS BRANCH by marked trees a distance from ye sd Branch up along the sd Branch to the head thereof to a marked white Oake, thence South South West to ye head of a Branch called ye CONTRARY BRANCH, thence to ye side of a Branch called ye HILLICON BRANCH & cross it Southerly to a marked Oake, thence runing upwards ye said HILLICON BRANCH rounding by marked trees a distance from the said Branch, thence West North West to a marked tree that stands near a Spring, thence West South West by a marked tree that stands by ye said Maine Swamp, thence cross the sd. Main Swamp North to ye place where it first begun, being a marked Poplar, the sd. Land being due unto the said WILLIAM CLAIBORNE JUNR. by ye transportacon of Fourty one persons into this Colony whose names are under this Patent in ye Records men coned; To have & to hold &c. to be
      held &c., yeilding & paying &c., provided &c., dated ye 26th day of March 1661
      Cut in ye Secrs. Recds. 28th Aug: 1661 WILLIAM BERKELEY
      by HEN: RANDOLPH, Dep. Secr, THO: LUDWELL, Secr.
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I WM: CLAIBORNE of KING & QUEEN County
      Son & heir apparent to the within named WM. CLAIBORNE JUNR. for Fifty pounds Ster-
      ling in hand paid by RICHARD COVINGTON of Essex County, hath granted unto the sd. RICHARD COVINGTON his heirs & assignes forever all my interest & demand whatsoever which I have in the within Patent & Land therein menconed; Witness my hand & seale
      this first day of October 1696
      Test ROBERT NAPIER, W. CLAIBORN
      JOHN RICHARDS JUNR.
      Acknowledged at a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of 9ber: 1696 by FRA: MERIWETHER according to a Power from ye above named WM. CLAIBORNE
      Truely Recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I WM: CLAIBORNE of KING & QUEEN County doth appoint my well beloved friend, Mr. FRA: MERIWETHER, my true & lawfull Attorney for me in Essex County Court to acknowledge an Assignment of a Pattent of Land to RICHD. COVINGTON bearing even date with these presents & whatsoever my sd Attorney shall act & doe in ye premisses I hereby ratifie as if I myselfe were personally present as Witness my hand this first day of October 1696
      Test JOHN RICHARDS JUNR, W. CLAIBORNE
      ROBERT NAPIER
      Prov'd by ye Oath of JNO: RICHARDS JUNR, at a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of 9ber: 1696 Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1697-1699 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 316-317
      THIS INDENTURE made this tenth day of March in ye Eleventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord William ye third &c., and in ye year of our Lord 1699 Between WILLIAM CLAIBOURN of POMMONCKY NECK in KING & QUEEN County Gent., on ye one part & MARY ST. JOHN of Essex County, Planter, of ye other part; Witnesseth that ye said WM. CLAIBOURN for ye sum of Fifty pounds Sterling money doth sell unto ye sd. MARY ST. JOHN her heirs & assignes for ever, all that parcell of Land lately surveyed by WM. GOUGH of KING & QUEEN County, Gent., bounding as followeth; begining at a little Bush in ye mouth of a Branch & runeth up ye Branch called COVINGTONS BRANCH ye several' courses to a corner Poplar in ye mouth of a small Gutt & then begining at ye aforesd. beginning & runing up ye DRAGON SWAMP several' courses to a corner white Oake in ye sd. Swamp, then from ye sd. Corner Poplar So. East to oye white Oake, with all ye woods & all ye priviledges thereunto belonging as fishing fowling hunting fenceing gardens orchards with all appurtenances thereunto belonging; being in the County of Essex containing by estimacon Two hundred acres of Land more or less (wch: sd. Land in this Conveyance was formerly sold by Coll. WM. CLAIBOURNE deced to THO: ST. JOHN lately deceased) with all ye priviledges & benefits I will warrant & defend for me & my heirs as also to make due acknowledgemt. of ye aforesd. parcel' of land unto sd. MARY ST. JOHN in Essex County Court when requested; In Witness whereof I have set my hand & seale
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of
      RICHD. WYATT, W. CLAIBORNE
      SAMLL. COATES, PHILL: PARR
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of March 1698 & truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I MARY ST, JOHN, Exrx. of ye last Will & Testamt. of my Husband, THO: ST. JOHN, late of ye sd. County deced. do hereby for my selfe acquitt & discharge Capt. WM. CLAIBORNE in KING & QUEEN County his heirs for ever for Two hundred acres of Land sold by Coll. WM. CLAIBORNE to my Husband, THO: ST. JOHN, acknowledged to have receld. of ye sd. Capt. CLAIBORNE a good & sufficient Deed & by him acknowledged in Essex County Court therefore I do acquitt & discharge ye sd. CLAIBORNE his heirs from all accons & disputes, as Witness my hand this 10th day of March 1609/9
      Test RICHD. WYATT, MARY ST. JOHN
      SAML. COATES, PHILL: PARR
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of March 1698 & truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur

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