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

Oliver Balfe

Male Bef 1628 - Bef 1672  (< 44 years)


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  • Name Oliver Balfe 
    Born Bef 1628  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 9 Jan 1671/72  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I058059  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Family Margaret MNU Balfe,   b. Bef 1632, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1671, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years) 
    Married Bef 9 Jan 1671/72  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F28603  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber C, Page 185, 30 May 1667;
      Indenture from Oliver Balfe of Stafford County, Virginia, planter, to George Harris of Maryland, planter; for 10,000# of tobacco; a tract of land called TROUPE'S RENDEZVOUS lying on the east side of Avon River; bounded by land of Andrew Watson, Edward Deane and James Lindsey; containing 350 acres; /s/ Oliver Baulfe (mark); wit. Stephen Montague, Alexander Synett
      11 Jun 1667; Indenture from George Harris, planter, to John Robinson and Elizabeth his wife; for 11,000# of tobacco; a parcel of land called TROOPE'S RENDEZVOUS; [see above indenture]; /s/ George Harris (mark); wit. Richard Randall, Gerrard Browne
      Charles County Circuit Court Liber C, Page 198
      8 Jun 1667; Indenture from John Robinson, planter, and Elizabeth his wife; to Richard Randall; for 10,000# of tobacco; a tract of land called TROOPE'S RENDEZVOUS; [see above indenture]; /s/ John Robinson (mark), Elizabeth Robinson (mark); wit. Gerrard Browne, William Allen, Geo. Harris (mark)
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      Charles County Court Proceedings, 1671-1674. Page 361; Liber E; [fol. 53] Att a Court held in Charles County on the 9th day of January Anno Domini 1671/2; Henry Adames & Margaret his wife Admrx of the Goods & Chattells of Oliver Balse decd dema a warrt agt Johnathan Marler in an accon debt. Warrt to the Sheriff returnable ut Supra The wthin named Johnathan Marler is not to be found in my Baylifwick B Rozer Sherif. (Oliver Baulfe was "of Stafford County, VA")
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      STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK 1664 - 1667/8
      Page 7 At a Court held for the County of Stafford the 12th of October 1664
      45. The Court doth order that OLIVER BALFE, ROBT, STREETE & THOS. DOVACKE be Surveyors of the highwais from Capt. ALEXANDERS to the extent of the county.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK 1664 - 1667/8
      Page 8. Court held 12th of October 1664.
      55. Whereas it doth appear to this Court that RICHD. DUKE did kill a horse
      of OLIVER BALFE the Court doth order that Richard Duke after Expiration of his time with Colo. JOHN DODMAN serve Oliver Balfe 2 years for satisfaction of the said horse.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK 1664 - 1667/8
      Page 14 (contd) Court held 5th April 1665.
      102. Whereas an order from the Genl. Court did this day appear to this Court
      to stop the Escheat of the land of STEPHEN NORMAN nuncupative will being proved & an heir found thereby the Court cloth order that JOHN WILLIAMS, OLIVER BALFE, ROBT. BUTTERFEILE & JNO. WELLS be appraised of the Estate of the sd Norman & that Mr. HUGH DONUING sweare the said appraisers the April 1665.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK 1664 - 1667/8
      Page 18. Court held 6th June 1665.,
      128. Whereas etc the Court doth order that Mr. WILLIAM HORTON be nonsuited & pay to OLIVER BALFE 50 lb wth charges of Court the IOth Sber next else Execution.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK 1664 - 1667/8
      Page 50 Court held 27th June 1666
      294. The Court doth order that out of the family of Mr. ROBERT TOWNSEND and Mrs. FRANCES WILLIAMS an able man and arms be pressed and one out of the house of Mr. ANDREW GILSON and one out of the house of Colo. ASHTON and one from OLIVER BALFSES being from the present strengthening of some weeke frontiere plantations until/further order and to repair to the house of Lt. Colo. MEESE forthwith.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK 1664 - 1667/8
      Page 52 (contd) Court held 29th August 1666
      305. Whereas a difference doth depend in this Court between ALEXANDER SYNNETT and OLIVER BALFE the Court doth order that it be Referred to next Court.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK 1664 - 1667/8
      Page 54 Court held 10th October 1666
      323, Whereas ALEXANDER SYNNETT did arrest OLIVER BALFE to this Court and did not appear to prosecute his action the Court doth order that the said Synnett be nonsuited and pay to the said Balfe 50 lb Tobacco & charges of Court forthwith else execution.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK 1664 - 1667/8
      Page 63 Court held 11th Feby 1666
      364. Whereas it cloth appear to this Court that JOHN MATHEWS alias MATHEWS (sic) did make over his Estate to JOHN ROLT in case he should faile of his obligation which the said Rolt did make appear the said Estate being likewise made over to the said Rolt as by his Bill have the procession of the said Estate and he pay all debts that shall appear against the same so performance of this order. John Mathews did enter Security for John Rolt. The Court doth order that OLIVER BALFE and ROBERT STREETE be appraysers of the Estate of John Mathews.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK 1664 - 1667/8
      Page 80 Court held 7th Auust 1667
      442. The Court duth order that JOHN WISTEN who married the relict of Mr. HUGH
      DONDING deced have administration on the said Estate a pretending Will being produced and by the Court judged noe Will there being no execution nominated, Mr. HEABEARD decents from this order. The Court doth order that Capt. JOHN ALEXANDER, JOHN WILLIAMS, OLIVER BALFE and VINCT YOUNG be appraisers of the said Estate and that Mr. John Wiston bring the Inventory to the next Court. Mr. WILLIAM HEABEARD & Mr. DAVID ANDERSON became security to MT. John Wiston on the Estate of the sd Mr. Hugh Deriding deced,
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 - 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 204a- TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come Know Yee that I WILLIAM FITZHUGH of the Countie of Stafford Gent doe this 6th day of May 1691 in consideracon of sume of Twenty six poundes and Ten Shillings of lawfull money of England have sold unto the said JOHN WITHERS two hundred acres of land escheated from (blank) the Daughter & heirs of OLIVER BALFE scituate upon CHOTANCK CREEKE in Stafford Countie beinge part of a Pattent to FRANCIS TOWNSEND by the said FRANCIS TOWN-SEND sold to the said OLIVER BALFE & descending as above beings in occupacon of JOHN WITHERS bounded & butting upon CHOTANCK CREEKE att a place commonly called ye OYSTER SHELL LANDINGE boundeinge upon Mrs. MARY TOWNSEND and so marked out wth a line of marked trees. In Wittness I the said WILLIAM FITZHUGH have sett my hand and Seale
      In presence of SAMLL. HAYWARD, WILL. FITZHUGH JAMES HEARSE
      The above sale of Iande was acknowledged by WM. FITZHUGH to JOHN WITHERS in the County Court of Stafford on the 11th day of June 1691 and was then recorded
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 430-437 This Indenture made 12th and 13th June 1727 between SARAH CONWAY of Saint Pauls Parish in county Stafford Widow Daughter of JOHN WITHERS late of Parish & County aforesaid Gent. deced of one part & AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON of Washington Parish Westmoreland County Gent. of other .. Witnesseth that Sarah by deeds of lease & release in consideration sum of one hundred & fifty pounds Sterling money to her she doth sell 532 acres on Chotank Creek in said County being part of a greater dividend of 2200 acres granted by Patent unto FRANCES TOWNSHEND Widow the 7th February 1650 .. 200 acres part of the above said 532 acres being by the above Frances Townshend sold to one OLIVER BALFE who leaving no heir the same became Escheat and was accordingly granted to Colo. WILLIAM FITZHUGH deced who by deed of sale dated 6th May 1691 sold the same 200 acres unto JOHN WITHERS father of said Sarah Conway .. the said land abutting on Chotank creek at a Place commonly called the Oyster shell landing and bounding on Mrs. MARY TOWNSHEND being the land now in possession of MARY WASHINGTON Widow of JOHN WASHINGTON deced and so marked out with a line of marked trees and 332 acres other part of the said 532 acres desended unto ROBERT TOWNSHEND Son of the above named FRANCES TOWNSHEND and from him unto FFRANCES his Daughter who Intermarried with one FFRANCIS DADE which said Fran-cis Dade & Ffrances his wife by the Deed of sale dated 9th Sept 1687 conveyed same to JOHN WITHERS ffather to abovementioned SARAH CONWAY said 332 acres being bounded beginning at white oak on South side of Chotank creek .. down said creek as by a survey made by Mr. WILLIAM HORTON Surveyor of the County of Stafford dated 9th July 1687 and may appear both parcels of land containing 532 acres descended and conveyed unto John Withers .. said John did by his Last Will & Testament dated 29th August 1698 give to his daughter SARAH WITHERS now Sarah Conway party to these presents by said will ..
      Presence Henry Washington, Sarah Conway John Grant
      At Court held for Stafford County 14th June 1727 Lease and release acknowledged .. admitted to record.
      Know all men by these presents I Sarah Conway of Parish St. Pauls Stafford County Widdow .. bound unto Augustine Washington of Washington Parish Westmoreland County Gent. .. in sum One Thousand pounds Sterling money .. this 13th June 1727. The condition of above obligation if Sarah Conway truly observe all covenants ought to be performed in certain Indentures .. then this obligation to be voyd & of none effect otherwise to remain ..
      Presence Henry Washington, Sarah Conway Jno. Grant
      At Court held for Stafford County the 14th June 1727 Bond acknowledged .. admitted to record.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 1 Part II; Pg 149
      MRS. ELIZABETH HULL, Widdowe, 850 acs. lying on the Swd. side of Potomack River. running S. W. parallel to land of Christopher Copeland & S. E. unto land of William Batt. Oct. 21, 1643, Page 925. Trans. of 17 pers: George Hull, per. adv., Eliza. his wife, Edward his son, David his son, Sabinia Jenkins, Mary Low, Jon. Daeman, David Holmes, Edw. Mitchell, Nich. Fenman, Robt. Phillipps, Evan Morris, Anth. Atkins, Arthur Donn, Oliver Balfe, Richard Workman, Robt. Layne.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 2 172
      THOMAS BROUGHTON, 1050 acs., Apr. 19, 1648, Page 120. About 5 mi. up Pamunkey Riv. above the mouth of Matapony River, near Mr. Francis Fludd & along Mr. John Broach. 850 acs. by virtue of the rights of a patent granted unto Eliza. Hall (or Hull), assigned un­to sd. Broughton which patent is surren­dered, & 200 acs. for trans. of 4 pers. (The following names appear) George Hall (or Hull), Eliza his wife, Edm. his son, David his son, Sibbella Jenkins, Mary Lowe, John Dorman, David Holmes, Edwd. Michael!, Nicho. Fen­nan, Robert Phillips, Evan Morris, Antho. Atkins, Arth. Donned, Oliver Balfe, Richd. Workman, Robert Layne, Wm. Burwell, Lewis Burwell, Geo. Burwell, Elizabeth Burwell. These (4 last named) assigned by Mrs. Hall (or Hull).

      FRANCIS FLUDD, 300 acs. York County, Apr. 19, 1648, Page 121 On the S. side about 7 mi. up the Narrow, along Thomas Vaus & Mr. Lewis Bur­well & adj. Mr. Thomas Broughton. Trans. of 6 pers: James Redwood, Isaac Jones, Elizabeth Potter, Robert Hixams, Edward Pancell, John Powell.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 3 172
      DAVID PHILLIPPS, 400 acs. West­moreland County, 10 Sept. 1656, p. 391. N. W. upon Chotank Cr. & N. E. upon land surveyed for Oliver Baulf. Trans. of 8 pers.*
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=391&last=&g_p=P3&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Phillips, David.
      Publication 10 September 1656.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Philips.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 400 acres bounding North Westerly upon Chotank Creek, North Easterly upon land of Oliver Baulf.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p. 391 (Reel 2).
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 5; Pg 496
      SAMUELL HAYWARD, 200 acs. W'moreland Co., 18 Mar. 1662, p. 313, (296). On the head of Choetanck, beg. at a pockhikery deviding this & land of Jno. Waken (or Walter) & Richard Turney &c., W. to land of Mr. Fowke &c. Granted to Robt. Maple 25 June 1660, who sould to Oliver Bolfe, who sould to sd. Hayward.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 6; Pg 38
      GEORGE SEATOUNE (Seatonne), 300 acs. Gloster Co., 16 Apr. 1668, p.
      139. 200 acs. part granted. to Geo: Thompson, 26 Nov. 1653, lying on the had of 1000 acs. formerly known as Coll. Hugh Gwynn's devdt. in the maine upon S. side of Peanketank Riv., adj. land surveyed for Coll. Humphrey Higginson; which sd. Thompson assigned to Edward Jelfe, who assigned to sd. Seatonne 2-May, 1659; 100 acs. by bill of sale, from -Oliver Bolfe to sd. Jelfe 19 Jan. 1653, who assigned to sd. Seatoune, running from the old man's Cr. at Peanketanke, unto William.Lewis', &c.



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