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

Penelope Higgins

Female Abt 1712 - Bef 1732  (~ 20 years)


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  • Name Penelope Higgins 
    Born Abt 1712  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 26 Jul 1732  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I050799  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2020 

    Father Augustine Higgins,   b. Bef 1686, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1719/20, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years) 
    Mother Anne Waddy,   b. Bef 1695, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1732, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years) 
    Married Bef 1706  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F07204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Daniel McCarty,   b. 1708, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1744, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married Abt 1728  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F26417  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 117-118
      THIS INDENTURE made this twenty forth day of June in the second year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God of Britain
      France and Ireland, King, &c., And in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and Twenty nine; Between THOMAS SPENCE and PATRICK SPENCE of the County of Westmoreland of one part and PENELOPIE HIGGINS, Daughter and heir of AUGUSTINE HIGGINS, Gent,, deced., of aforesaid County of other part; Witnesseth that THOMAS SPENCE and PATRICK SPENCE in consideration of the sum of five shilings of good and lawful money of Great Britain to them in hand paid by PENELOPIE HIGGINS, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, have and by these presents do bargaine and sell unto PENELOPIE HIGGINS her heires Two hundred acres of land be the same more or less scituate in the Parish of Cople and County aforesaid and bounded; Beginning between two Beaver Dams att the mouth of a Branch and running up the Branch to the Ridge Path to a white Oak and from thence running along a line of mutt, trees by or nigh the Ridge Path to a corner tree in the line of JOSEPH MOXLEY and down said MOXLEYs line to the Main Run that divides this land and the land of Colonel! WILLIAM FITZHUGH & down the main Run to the first beginning; To have and to hold the two hundred acres of land with all its rights members and appurtenances unto PENELOPIE HIGGINS and her assigns dureing the term of one whole year paying therefore the Rent of one ear of Indian Corn at the Feast of St, Michael the Arch Angell yearly (only if lawfully demand) to the intent that by vertue hereof and of the Statute for transfering uses into possession PENELOPIE HIGGINS may be the the actual! possession of the land and premises and be thereby enabled to take a Release of the inheritance thereof to her and her heirs; In Witness whereof, the parties to these presents their hands and seal have interchangeably sett and affixed the day and year first above
      written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      JAMES THOMAS, THOS: SPENCE
      SAMLL, EARLE JUNR. PAT: SPENCE
      TN(); FOOTMAN
      Westmoreld, ss, At a Court held for the sd. County the 25th day of. June 1729 THOMAS SPENCE and PATRICK SPENCE personally acknowledged this Deed of Lease of
      Land by them passed to MRS, PENELOPE HIGGINS to be their proper act and deed, which on the mocon of EDWARD BARRADALL, Attorney for the sd. PENELOPE, is admitted to Record Test G, TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the fifth day of July 1729 pr. G. T., C. C. W.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 2; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 208-210
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty eighth day of May in the Sixth year of the 210a Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c., And in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty three; Between RICHARD OSBORNE of County of PRINCE WILLIAM, Gent. and PENELOPE his Wife of one part and CATESBY COCKE of the same County, Gent., of other part; Witnesseth that RICHARD OSBORNE and PENELOPE his Wife in consideration of the sum of Five shillings of lawfull money to them in hand paid by CATESBY COCKE, the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have and by these presents do bargain and sell unto CATESBY COCKE one full and undivided moiety or half part of all those severall tracts of land, Water Grist Mill and premises herein after mentioned; that is to say, one moiety or half part of all that parcel of land containing Two hundred acres scituate in Parish of Washington in County of Westmorland formerly purchased by JOHN HIGGINS, Father of the said PENELOPE OSBORNE, of ROBERT VAULX, and granted and conveyed by ALEXANDER GORGES and other Attorneys of ROBERT VAULX unto JOHN HIGGINS by Deed bearing date the twenty first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and eighty seven; And also all that tract of land containing three hundred and fifty eight acres and an half scituate in Parish of Washington in County of Westmorland formerly purchased by JOHN HIGGINS of WILLIAM FITZHUGH and granted and conveyed unto him by Deed bearing date the Sixteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and ninety nine; And also all that parcell of land containing by estimation three hundred and thirty acres (be the same more or less) scituate in the Parish and County last mentioned formerly purchased by JOHN HIGGINS of BRIDGETT SMITH and MANWARING JONES and granted and conveyed by them unto JOHN HIGGINS by two severall Deeds, the one bearing date the twenty eighth day of May and the other the twenty ninth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred, And also all that parcel! of land containing by estimation one hundred and ninety acres (be the same more or less) scituate in Parish and County last mentioned formerly purchased by JOHN HIGGINS of JOHN BUTLER, deceased, and granted and conveyed by JOHN BUTLER unto JOHN HIGGINS by Indentures of Lease and Release bearing date the twenty third and twenty fourth days of Aprill in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and five; And also all that parcell of land containing Two hundred acres scituate in the Parish and County last mentioned formerly purchased by AUGUSTIN HIGGIN, Brother of the said PENELOPE OSBORNE, of one JOHN CARRUTHERS and granted and conveyed by JOHN CARRUTHERS to AUGUSTIN HIGGINS by Indenture of Lease and Release bearing date the fifth & sixth days of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fourteen; And also all that parcell of land containing by estimation two hundred acres (be the same more or less) scituate in the Parish of Cople in the County of Westmorland formerly purchased by AUGUSTIN HIGGINS of THOMAS SPENCE and PATRICK SPENCE, and after the death of AUGUSTIN HIGGINS granted and conveyed by THOMAS SPENCE and PATRICK SPENCE unto PENELOPE HIGGINS, Daughter and Heir at Law of AUGUSTIN HIGGINS by Indentures of Lease and Release bearing date the twenty fourth and twenty fifth days of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty nine; And also all that WATER GRIST MILL and three acres of land thereunto adjoyning scituate in the Parishes of Washington & Cople or in one or both of them in County of Westmorland formerly purchased by AUGUSTIN HIGGINS of THOMAS NEWTON, deceased, and after the death of AUGUSTIN HIGGINS conveyed by THOMAS NEWTON unto PENELOPE HIGGINS by Deed bearing date the twenty seventh day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty, the fee simple and inheritance of all the severall tracts of land, Water Grist Mill and premises herein mentioned by the death of PENELOPE, Daughter of AUGUSTIN HIGGINS, and late Wife of DANIEL McCARTY, Gent., are now come to and vested in the said PENELOPE OSBORNE and SIBILLA, the Wife of JOHN ELLIOT of the County of Westmorland, Gent,, as Aunts and coheirs of PENELOPE McCARTY. And also one full and undivided moiety of all other lands and hereditaments now come to and vested in PENELOPE OBBORNE by the death of PENELOPE McCARTY and which PENELOPE OSBORNE path an Estate or interest in or title to in possession reversion or remainder; And all houses orchards, profits and appurtenances to the moiety of all the several tracts of land and Water Grist Mill and premises belonging; To have and to hold the parcells of Land and Water Grist Mill and other the premises with appurtenances unto CATESBY COCKE his heirs during the term of one whole year, paying therefore the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn upon the last day of said term if lawfully demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession CATESBY COCKE may be in the actual possession of the premises and thereby be enabled to accept a Release of the inheritance thereof to him and his heirs; In Witness whereof the partys to these presents have interchangeably sett their hands and seals the day and year first above written
      Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      HENRY LEE, RICHARD OSBORN
      JNO. PRICE, EVAN PRICE PENELOPE OSBORN
      privately
      Westmorld, ss. At a Court continued & held for the sd. County
      RICHARD OSBORNE and PENELOPE his Wife (she being heritance of the land being in her) hnth in n en Court first urt personally acknowledge this Deed of Lease of Lands by them passed to CATESBY COCKE, Gent., to be their own act and deed, which at the instance of the said COCKE is admitted to Record P P
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the fourth day of July 1733, pr. G. T., C. C. W.

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