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

Gervase Dodson

Male 1623 - Bef 1661  (< 37 years)


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  • Name Gervase Dodson 
    Born 1623 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1661  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I048242  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father Family Dodson 
    Family ID F25500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabel MNU Salisbury,   b. 1625,   d. 15 Apr 1696, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married Abt 1650  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F15655  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002

      Dodsons oath of surveyor
      The oath of Surveyor administered to Gervase Dodson
      You shall sware well and truly to secure the Common
      Wealth of England under the government of this colony as a
      surveyor and recording to the best of your knowledge ability
      and conscience to measure and layout land rightly justly
      truly and indefferencely for those by whom you shall be
      employed in it or whom it shall concearn so help you God
      etc. Ger. Dodson
      the 28th 1652 jurat'er W. Claiborne
      21st July 1653 this oath was recorded.

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      Page 52 At a Court held for County of Stafford June the 11th 1690
      717. Present Lt. Coll. Wm. Fitzhugh, Capt. Geo. Mason, Mr. John Withers, Mr. Samuel Hayward, Mr. Matthew Thompson, Justices
      718. WM. FITZHUGH Gent complaineth against FRANCIS DADE in a plea of Trespasse for that Francis Dade with force and Armes keeps and detaines from your Petr messuage Tenement and large orchard thereto belonging and the land thereto adjoining situate lying and being on Mochotack Creek in Stafford County and generally called by the name of SIMMES PLANTATION and yet continues to keep and detain the same although he was therefrom forewarned the 15th day of May last past to your Petitioners damage three hundred pounds Sterling and divers other harms to your Petr .. which said land and appurtenances is a part of a greater dividend of 1300 acres granted by patent unto GERVASE DODSON the 13th of Octo. 1653 according to the condition of plantations and therein mentioned to be situate lying and being in Northumberland now Westmoreland which then was Westmoreland at the granting thereof in the year 1653 afsd and by Gervase Dodson sold to one JOHN SMITH by a Sort of a Deed on the backside of the said Patent bearing date 17th August 1658 which deed follows in these words These presents witnesseth that I Gervase Dodson doe engage myself my heirs and assigns to warrant and firmly possess John Smith of a patent of 1300 acres of land Specified according to the contents of the within specified patent and shall further Ensure the same unto the said Smith his heirs and assigns upon a valuable consideration already reced as witness my hand this 17th of August 1658. The contents of the above specified engagement I do oblige myself my heirs or assigns to perform or pay unto the said Smith his heirs or assigns 30000 lb Tobacco upon demand Witness my hand the day and year abovesaid and as pretended to be acknowledged in Northumberland County when the land at the first pattenting as by the words of this pattent appeares was situate lying and being in Westmoreland County by JAMES POPE Attorney of the said Dodson Two years and one month after the date of the sale as aforesaid to say the 5th of September 1660 neither is there any proof of the procuration afsd which acknowledgment follows in hoc verba 5th September 1660. This sale of land was acknowledged to the above named John Smith was acknowledged in Northumberland County Court by James Pope Atturney of the said Gervase Dodson and ISABEL his wife and is recorded per me RICHARD FLYNT where note he has not nominated himself Clerk of the sd County of Northumberland and non Constat whether he was or noe according to the first Rules of Law it ought not to be helpt by averment which said land soe to the said Smith conveyed was by the said Smith for the valuable consideration of 12000 lb Tobacco in hand paid conveyed by a good authentick deed considering the unskilfulness and Brevity of those times to HUGH DOWDINGE of Gloucester County by deed bearing date the 15th day of July 1659 which said deed follows in these words These presents Witnesseth that I John Smith of Westmoreland County for and in consideration of 12000 lb Tobacco and cask to be paid according to the Tens. of a Specialty bearing date with these presents have sold and do herebyassigne and set over from me and my heirs to Mr. Hugh Dowding of Glocester his heirs or assignes forever all my Right Title and Interest to and in the within mentioned land Pattent and Bill of Sale with the warranty therein mentioned as witness my hand this 25th of July 1659 (Note a year and two months after this Sale from Smith was the Northumberland acknowledgment made to him Vizt September 1660) which sale from Smith to Dowdinge was acknowledged in Stafford County Court where the land then lay by the Division of the Counties by Mrs. BEHETHLAND GILSON by name of the late relict of the aforesaid John Smith 12th June 1667 to Endeavour a full confirmation of that sale which she perhaps might know was honestly bought and justly paid for as your Petr believes and Supposes which acknowledgment follows in these words This assignment was by Mrs. Behethland Gilson the late relict of John Smith by atturney acknowledged in Court and recorded the 12th June 1667 and then also was recorded in the said Court of Stafford the originall patent to Dodson the said sale from Dodson to Smith fully as it is above expressed which said land so conveyed as aforesaid to the afsd Dowding one half thereof was by the said Dowding assigned and made over to Mr. JOHN BUCKNER of Glocester County as your Petr is informed and some-thing thereof by division upon record bearing date the 11th of April 1663 doth appeare and as your Petr believes by a further deed and Instrument though not Authentick according to the Strict Rules of Law yet considering the ignorance and Summary methods of those times your Petr conceives to be valid and then 100 acres of part of the said dividend of 1300 acres was by the said Dowding and Buckner assigned and made over to one BLAGRAVE for seating of it in their be-halves no deed upon the records or elsewhere appearing for the same yet having been 30 years or thereabouts possest quietly by the said Blagrave and his as-signs Colclough and his heirs your Petr Esteems that likewise valid the remain-der the said Dowding possest and Enjoyed himself during his natural life and left the same by Will to his Son HUGH DOWDING and his heirs forever but if he dyed without heirs then to the children of ROBERT BUTTERFIELD his wives daughters children and their heirs by whose death and the Will afsd his Wife ANNE DOWDINGE was seized and possessed of the house and Plantation where he lives upon the said land together with the one third thereof which sd Dowding quietly enjoyed during his life and she her thirds quietly and peaceably after his de-cease till her death which was about the 12th or 13th of May 1690 which wants but 2 months of 31 years of quiet possession since the first purchase and the said Dowding thereon dyed before he attained the age of twenty one years by whose decease the said Land descended and came to RICHARD DOWDINGE of London Mariner the Brother and heir of Hugh Dowding the Father and unkle and heir of Hugh Dowding the Son who came in and pursuant to his right and claim took possession thereof about 8 or 9 years since Mr. ANTHONY BUCKNER deced and your Petr being present when he took the possession aforesd and when he made the assignation of the one third to ANNE SIMMS the widow and relict of his Brother Hugh Dowding deced and the said Buckner and your Petr swore Employed by the said Richard Dowding by virtue of a procuration to them granted to oversee the occupation and possession of the other two thirds part of the land belonging to the said Dowdinge as afsd who forthwith sent up a Servant to live upon and manure part of his 2 third parts which he had then in actual possession to wit one JOHN REYNOLDS by which actual possession of Richard Dowding heir as afsd the pretensions of the said Butterfields children are taken away since which time the said Richard Dowding is dead without Will or heir or any way disposing the same by deed or otherways in his lifetime Whereby the said land became escheat to the right Honble Lord Culpepper as Chief Lord of the Fee as appears by divers deeds and grants made to his Lordship whereon he is In-titled to the same which said right of the land so escheated his Lordship by deed hath granted to your Petr for a valuable consideration by your Petr paid for the same by vertue whereof your Petr is in the actual Seisin and possession of the 2 third parts that was in the actual possession of the said Richd. Dowding deced and is kept out with force and Armes as afsd and against the peace of our Sovereign Lord and Lady King William and Queen Mary of the other part by the said Dade therefore prays for the damages of Three hundred pounds Sterling afsd and that the Sheriff may put him in possession without that that the said Francis Dade made any Lawful or Just claim to the same who pretends himself as your Petr is informed Son and heir of John Smith the purchaser of Dodson and vendor to Dowding and farther saith the said Smiths Sale to Dowding was invalid and ineffectual in Law for that there was no acknowledgment within six months according as the Law directs and consequently the right never devested out of the said Smith and so by consequence he as his son and heir the right proprietor of the said land not considering when he said soe that he himself petitiond 25th May 1664 to Sr. WILLIAM BERKLEY then Governour for the benefit of the Escheat of a Tract of 600 acres of land lying in Stafford County formerly granted to Major Jno. Smith deced which your Petr doth aver to be the same John Smith aforementioned and is ready to prove the same if it be Denyed and lately found to Escheat to his Majestie by an Inquisition in the Secretarys office under the hand and seale of Coll. PETER ASHTON by vertue of adeputation from Coll. MILES CARY his Majesties Escheator General for this country and the Jury sworn before him for the purpose dated 11th January 1664/5 as may appeare and is now granted to Francis dade who hath now made his composition to be paid according to act so that then it appears by the oaths of 12 men that the afsd John Smith dyed without heir and this found and made appeare at the motion and intercession and for the benefit and behoofe of the said Francis Dade who if had been his son and heir where was the possibility of the Land to Escheat also not considering the 31 years quiet possession as aforesaid and himself being now upwards of 30 years old and not in all this time make any Legal claim to the Title nor any Interruption to the quiet possession as aforesaid if he had been Legall heir as he pretends or the deed had been ineffectual or invalid as he folishly fancies your Petr humbly conceives he is barred by the 30th act of assembly in the Printed Booke Intituled Land 5 years in possession and further to demonstrate his nonclaims to the said Land and his acknowledgment of the Right to those in possession in June last 1689 he took a Lease and became tenant to the said Ann Sims the widow and relict of the aforesaid Hugh Dowding deced, Her for the same the yearly rent of 1200 lb Tobacco and 4 barrells of Indian Coyne for her right to the same afsd as by the deed upon the records doth appear and for his pretensions to the Illegallity and Invalidity of the deed for want of timely acknowledgment or recording your Petr supposes he must ground that advantage either upon the 27th H 8 Cap 16 Intituled a Statute of Implements of Bargains and contracts of land and tenements or upon the 73d printed act of assembly Intituled against fraudulent conveyances but may it please your Worships one cannot the other must not be binding in this case as your Petr shall plainly make appeare for the English Statute the words are except the same bargaine and sale be made by writing indented and Inrolled in any of the Kings Courts at Westminster or else in the same Court where the land lyes and the same Inrollment to be had within Six months next after the date of the same writing Indented The Clerk of the peace shall sufficiently inroll in parchment so that by this act ineffectual if it be not inrolled in parchment or one day after the 6 months is Expired or recorded in the same County makes all fruitless though all the other branches of the act had been duly pursued as may be fully seen by the Statute itself and my Lord Cookes Learned Commentary thereupon in his 2d Institute fo 674 besides this Statute requires noe acknowledgment from the Vendor but that the Vendee take care to have it inrolled as the Law directs that is recorded pursuant to all the circumstances of the said Act if it should be of force here and Titles questioned thereby your Petr dares and does confidently affirme that there is hardly one good Title to land in Virginia Therefore this Statute must not take place as to our own act of assembly that noe person whatsoever shall passe over by conveyance or otherwaies any part of his Estate whether land whereby his Creditors might be defrauded of their Just debts unlesse such. conveyance or other deeds be acknowledged before the Governour and Council at the General Court or before the Justice of the County Courts and there registered in a booke made for that purpose within six months after such alienation and whoever shall make and alienate any part of his Estate otherwise than is here Expressed the same shall not be accounted valid in Law nor shall it barr any creditor by seizing the same by Law for satisfaction of the debt the property of the Estates not being Legally but in the first Vendour This seems positive at first view but upon consideration of the whole scope and drift of the act appears to be for prevention of frauds used by Debtors by clandestinely conveying away their Estates to defraud their creditors and therefore perhaps not-withstanding this act a deed made bone fide upon good consideration where the Vendor has sufficient besides to Satisfie all creditors though this act were not pursued in the Sale I humbly conceive the deed might be good enough that the said Smith at the time of making the afsd deed to Dowdinge had sufficient to answer all creditors and a plentiful Estate besides is well known to all the antient Inhabitants and if occasion were is Easily proved But may it please your Worships this deed of Dowdings as per the date thereof appears was made in the year 1659 and this act of assembly was made in the year 1662 soe that this act cannot have relation to a deed that was made three years before the making of the said Laws for that would be making Laws Expost facto, and this in a word your Petr conceives clears the deed from any defect by that Law farther may it please your Worships that the Stat of H 8 was strictly to be pursued and by consequence Dowdings deed void by that Law then by the same Law or same Reasons would Smiths deed from Dodson be utterly void as materially failing in all points by that Statute required as Dowdings or farther admitting that the said act of assembly made in 1682 for acknowledgment of deeds within six months as one reason why it shouts stop there and could not looke some months farther and Espy Smiths deed so far from being acknowledged in the General Court where the land lyes within the six months prescribed by the Law that it stayes two years one month before it is acknowledged at all and then acknowledged in a remote county where the land lay not by an attorney which is not all proved to case. Therefore I say if the other be faulty this is absolutely vitious and ineffectual and consequently the right would againe vest in Dodson the first proprietor who also is dead without heir and by that means my Lord Culpepper would be intituled to the whole tract and then your Petr. having his right as aforesd would be betterd in his Estate which your Petr neither covets nor desires as Esteeming those deeds good considering the time they were made in but however your Petr submits to your Worships Judgment assuring himself that upon the Laws aforesaid your Worships must either Judge both of the deeds good or bad for they are both of one Stampe, if good then your Petrs right to Dowdings part that he left undisposed is good as he has above declared if bad then your Petr has a greater right then he could think or hope for in his own poor weak Judgment and either way your Petr conceives the said Dade a Trespasser as afsd Wherefore your Petr prays that he may be by the Sheriff removed immediately and pay the damages aforesaid with costs of suit and further your Petr humbly moves that according to the 84 act of assembly in the Printed Booke Intituled the Defendt to put in his answer for the reasons therementioned to say that for the better regulating and keeping the records and transferring the presidents to posterity as also for the prosecution of new Suites upon mistakes of the grounds of others that as the plaintiff both in General and County Courts files his declaration so the deft in both courts shall alsoe put in his answer in writing & that the deft may be ordered to put his And the said Francis Dade by GERRARD LOWTHER his Attorney comes into Court and craves Licence of Imparlance till the next Court for to put in his answer to the Pits declaration which unto him is granted and that then his plea be not wanting.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1686 - 1689; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp 96a TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come I JONAH REVETT of ye County of Stafford Planter this fourth day of August in ye yeare 1688 Now Know yee that I for ye some of Twenty one thousande poundes of Tobacco and Caske paid by WM. FITZHUGH of ye aforesaid County doe by these presents sell unto ye said WILLM FITZHUGH his heires forever a tract of land in Stafford County contininge Three or Four hundred acres Descending and comeinge to me JONAH REVETT as Son and heire of my Father JONAH REVETT late of this County the said land being part of a Pattent of Sixteene hundred acres of land granted to JERVAS DODSON the first of February 1650 Ye Patent being bounded Buttinge Easterly upon POTOMACK RIVER Southerly upon ye main Woods and said Three or Four hundred acres of land part thereof being granted by ye said DODSON to ye said REVETT Deced by a Deed bearing date 29th of October 1653 and bounding West upon ye land Pattented by STEPHEN NORMAN South upon ye mouth of MACHODICK RIVER North Easterly upon a small Creek well divides it from ye rest of ye said Sixteene hundred acres wch said Bounds more particularly the divideing line between DODSON & NORMANs Patents & which is now in possession of VINCENT YOUNGE by an able Jury of ye Neighbourhood and Two Surveyors Mr. GEORGE BRENT and Mr. WILLIAM HORTEN berg appointed by the Generall Court who did betwixt that and September following Court In Obedience thereunto lay out ye said land and make report thereof in September Generall Court 1681 which said Survey and Re-port of ye jury and Surveyr was confirmed in said Court and farther expressed in ye Order to bee a finall Intermicmacon of all matters about their said Bounds w oh said Order report-and Survey is further confirmed also by an Order of ye General! Court bearing date ye 28th of November 1682 as pr ye said Patten t Deed Survey and General! Orders relacon being had. In Wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hande and fixed my Seale
      In presence of WM. BUCKNER, JONAH REVETT HENRY MEREST, THOMAS GILSON, GEORGE READE

      I ELIZABETH REVETT Wife of ye above named JONAH REVETT doe appoint Mr. WM. BUCKNER to acknowledge my third to ye above menconed Deed. Wittness my hande this 5th day of October 1688.
      GEORGE READE, THOMAS MARSHALL ELIZABETH REVETT Memorandum this 5th day of Octobr 1688 Livery and Seizen, of ye wthin tract of land was delivered to WM. FITHUGH by delivery of ye Mansion House and by Turfe and Twigge upon part of ye said Land before us hereunde written
      WM. BUCKNER HENRY MEREST
      THOMAS GYLSON GEORGE READE
      This Sale of Lande was acknowledged by ye wthin named JONAH REVETT and by Mr. WM.. BUCKNER Atturney of his said Wife unto Coll. WM. FITZHUGH in ye County Court of Stafford this 10th day of October 1688 And was then recorded
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      1699-1709 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page. 256-257 MARGARET LADY CULPEPER, THOMAS LORD FAIRFAK and CATHERINE his wife Pro prietors of the Northern Neck of Virga. .. Whereas Captain WILLIAM JONES of Northumberland County suggested to our office on the first of Febry last that there was 5200 acres of land lying in Stafford and Westmoreland county formerly granted to JERVICE DODSON by Pattent dated the 16th day Sept. 1695 which did Escheat to us from said Dodson for want of heirs or making any legal disposition thereof and whereupon the same was certified unto the Court of Stafford according to the rules of the office & it since being made appear to our office that one ANDREW PEDIGREE who intermarried with ISABELLA the widow of the said Dodson repattented the said 5200 acres of land in his own name & together with his wife Isabella made sale thereof to ROBERT HOWSON of county Stafford who also sold most of the land in parcells to sundry persons & whereas JOSEPH KING of county Stafford Son & heir of ROBERT KING deced Sets forth that he is in possession of 185 acres of the land given to him by the will of his Father who bought the same of Robert Howson & moving to be preferred to the escheat of the sd 185 acres Know Ye therefore that we & in consideration of the composition to us paid & the annual Rent hereafter reserved have granted unto JOSEPH KING all the Right & Title of the 185 acres of lend to us belonging or appurtainirg by virtue of the said Escheat the said land lying on South side the beaver darn & bounded .. beginning at the head of upper Machotick Creek Beginning at the upper end of the Cabbin ffield running about a small branch & so running to corner marked tree thence NE upon the line of RICHD ALIFFE. to the Dam .. to have and hold said 185 acres paying to us yearly on the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel_ the fee rent of. one shilling sterling money for every fifty acres of land hereby granted .. this 11th day of Jany 1704.
      Robert Carter
      Know all men .. that I JOSEPH KING for a valuable consideration already reced have sold unto WM. FITZHUGH of county Stafford fifty four acres of land part of the within 185 acres of land lying and being in Stafford County and bounded be-ginning at a marked hickory thence down that line along the line ot AMBROSE HARLOW to Mr. PHILIP ALEXANDERS line along that line to continue the quantity of. 54 acres of land and thence over to the line of RICHD. ALIFE thence to the hickory tree whence it began .. this l4th day March 1704 coming five. Presence Edward Turberville,
      Jos: Davis, John Brewton Jos. x King
      At a Court held 14th day March 1704 Joseph King in proper person acknowledged this deed of land to Collo. Wm. Fitzhugh .. with the Pattent was ordered to be recorded & was recorded.
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      256 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 3
      Gervase Dodson, 1,300 acres Northumberland Co. 14May1653, p 82,
      Bounding S. upon the western branch of Potomack & E. upon land of John Jenkins. Trans of 26 persons, Anne George, Thomas Bacon, Alex Blackhan, Kath. Walbeck, Kath. Lee, Mary Harman, Cicily White, Walter Stuart, Andrew Hare, Mary Hardy, Jno Redchester, Ruth Neale, Richard Stuble, Susan Jones, Thomas Catchnett, Honor Dureing, Susan Keene.
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      292 CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 3
      THOMAS SALISBURY, 1100 acs. Northumberland Co., 13 Sept. 1654, p. 279. On S. side of great Wicocomoco Riv., Nly. upon the same & Fishing Cr., Ely. upon a Cr. dividing this from land sd. Salisbury now lives on & land of Martin Coale & Wly. upon land of Gervace Dodson, bought of the assignees of John Essex, & Sly. upon land of John Fawcett. 150 acs. granted to John Hawkins, 16 Sept. 1651 & assigned to sd. Dodson by Abra. Byrum, legatee of sd. Hawkins; & 950 acs. for trans. of 19 pers.*
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS - PATENT BOOK 6; pg 46
      Gerrard Fowkes, Wm Horton, Rich Granger & Tho Grigg. 2000acs Westmoreland Co upon branhes of Up Machotike. 4 Sept 1661, p 179. Adj land formerly in possession of Gervase Dodson Decd & to Mr Peter Ashton. Trans of 40 persons.
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      Title Dodson, Gervace.
      Publication 1 February 1650.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Dobson, Dotson.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 1600 acres easterly upon Potomac River. Southerly on the mouth of upper Machotigs River.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 2, 1643-1651, p. 275 (Reel 2).
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      Title Dodson, Gerverse.
      Publication 14 May 1653.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Dobson, Dotson.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 1300 acres south upon the Western branch of Potomac, east upon the land of John Jenkin.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p. 82 (Reel 2).
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      Title Dodson, Gervase.
      Publication 13 October 1653.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Dobson, Dotson.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 1300 acres in upper Machotick Neck adjoining Christopher Boyce, Mrs. Towneshand. &c.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p. 14 (Reel 2).
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      Title Dodson, Gervace.
      Publication 4 June 1655.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Dobson, Dotson.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 1000 acres on the north side of great Wicocomoco River. Bounding southerly by west on the head of the said river opposite to the land of Captn. Richd. Bud.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p. 346 (Reel 2).
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      Title Dodson, Gervase.
      Publication 16 September 1657.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Dobson, Dotson.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 5200 acres at and near the head of upper Matchotick River, adjoining land called Turners Land at Chotank Creek &c.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 294 (Reel 4).
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      Title Dodson, Gervase.
      Publication 27 August 1658.
      Gen. note At the foot of the record of the patent, there is a memo; by which it apps. that the patt. was assigned by M. Henry Corbin and by him made over to his daughter Alices Corbyn, Octr. 19. 1660.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Dobson, Dotson.
      Note Location: County location not given.
      Description: 2000 acres in Petomack Freshes above Capt. Brents. 1500 acres part thereof butt.g N.Easterly upon the land of Mrs. Benbage or Capt. Streater, S: Easterly upon Petomack River &c. the residue upon the land of Henry Vincent, &c. .
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 285 (Reel 4).
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      Title Dodson, Gervase.
      Publication 29 November 1658.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Dobson, Dotson.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Grantee(s): Trussell, Colo. John and Dodson, Gervase.
      Description: 1000 acres.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 339 (Reel 4).
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      Title Trussell, John, Col.
      Publication 29 November 1658.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Grantee(s): Trussell, Colo. John and Dodson, Gervase.
      Description: 1000 acres on the south east side of Chickacone River. Bounding N. westerly on the lands of Jacob Contancean and Colo. Mattron, decd.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 339 (Reel 4).
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      Title Dodson, Gervase.
      Publication 29 November 1659.
      Gen. note (Renewed Jany. 28th 1662 in the name of Andw. Pettygrow who married the widow of said Dodson.)
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Dobson, Dotson.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 600 acres bounding northeasterly upon Matchotick River, southeasterly upon land of Mr. Barnett northwesterly upon land of Capt. Thos. Davis.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 337 (Reel 4).

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