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

Robert Tomlin

Male 1626 - 1688  (62 years)


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  • Name Robert Tomlin 
    Born 27 Aug 1626  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Oct 1688  Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I072372  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father Roger Tomlin,   b. Bef 1600, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1635, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 35 years) 
    Mother Martha Partridge,   b. 10 Jun 1599, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1635, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1621  St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00299  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Fox,   b. Bef 1653, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1714, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 61 years) 
    Married Bef 1668  Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Tomlin,   b. Abt 1666, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 8 Oct 1690, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
     2. Rebecca Tomlin,   b. Abt 1672, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1709, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     3. Hannah Tomlin,   b. 21 Dec 1674, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1698, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     4. William Tomlin,   b. Abt 1670, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1708/09, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
     5. Martha Tomlin,   b. Aft 1675, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1722, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 45 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F14662  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      TOMLIN, ROBERT,*
      To son Robert Tomlin all my land and plantation at Arraricke with all the household goods & stock upon it to him & his heirs forever & likewise one negroe due to me from Mr Malachiah Peale with one feather bed boulder & Rugg which lyeth in my wife's Chamber And my Great Iron Gray Mare with all her Increase to him & his heirs for ever.
      Item I give unto my Cozen George Tomlin one young Mare about two years old, one feather bed which Lyeth in the hall with the furniture to itt belonging, one Iron pott about four or five Gallons & nineteen hundred pounds of Tobo. which John ffenner oweth me to build him a house upon his owne Land And Likewise a man servant which I am Indebted to him, And likewise itt is 'my will that he shall have his own Cattell which was brought over to my plantation.
      Item. I give & bequeath unto my son William Tomlin all the Land & plantation which I formerly bought of Mr. Thomas Gordon all the household goods & stocke of Cattell which are upon itt with the negroes & feather bed with the furniture to itt belonging which Lyeth in my wifes Chamber, & one feathr. bed more with the furniture thereto belonging about eight or nine pounds price which I will my Executr. hereafter named to buy for him & all the horses & mares which he always Claimed as his owne, to him & his heires forever, and Likewise I give more to my son William halfe a dozen pewter dishes one Table, four paire of sheets & two suits of Table Linen.
      Item. I give unto my Loving wife one third part of the plantation & Land whereon I now live & leaving noe more Land but towards the poynt of woods next the River & to Keep everything in repaire as now itt is, And likewise one third part of the plantation & Land I formerly bought of Thomas Rawson during her life, five and twenty head of Cattell & one third part of my horses & mares not before bequeathed & Likewise this psent Cropp she paying my debts out of itt & maintaininge my son William and 3 daughters with necessaries for this psent year & afterwards with the pfitts of my negroes & stocke to maintain my 3 daughters & give them convenient Learnynge during the time they live with her which my desire is till they marry or come to age.
      Item. My will is that if my said wife Rebeccah Tomlin doe not assent of this my will then she shall have no more than an equall childs part of my personal Estate.
      I will & bequeath unto my daughter Rebecca Tomlin all the plantation & Land whereon I now live after her mothers decease unto her & her heirs forever.
      Item. I will & bequeath unto my daughter Hannah Tomlin the Land I formerly bought of Thomas Rawson aftr: her mothrs decease to her & her heirs forever.
      Item. I will & bequeath unto my daughter Martha Tomlin my mill with all the priviledges to me belonging or in any wise appertaining to her & her heirs forever also my will is that my Executr. shall keep my Mill in repairs with the pfitts that shall come of the Mill and the remaindr. of the profitts shall be & remain for the use and benefitt of my aforesaid daughtr. to be returned to her at the age of one & twenty years or marriage which shall first happen according to the discretion of my Executr:
      Item itt is my will & desire that if all or any of my said daughters shall attain to ye age of one & twenty years or marry before my sd wife shall depart this life, then my will is that my Executr. shall equally divide the negroes Cattel & horses which are upon my plantation as they come of age or marry respectively except my wifes thirds during her life of her personal estate & after her death to be equally divided between my three daughters but if itt should happen that any of my daughters should die before the age of 21 years or marry then the Lands Negroes & stocks to goe to the survivor equally. Item my will is & I freely bequeath unto my brother Capt. George Taylor one of my saddle horses which are upon my plantation which he shall please to accept of after my decease.
      Item I give unto my Cozen Martha Taylor my mare about two years old with her increase to her & her heirs forever.
      Item I give unto my sister Mrs Martha Taylor one Gold ring about 12 shillings price.
      Item I give unto Robt Brooke two pieces of eight two New England shillings & six pence which is [in] my Lettr. Case in my Truncke.
      Item I give & bequeath six hundred pounds of Tobacco to be Laide out in Mourning Ribbon to be given to my friends at my funerall according as my executor shall think fitt. Item my will is that the two dwelling houses upon my son William's plantation shall be both new covered & the Tobacco house in the bottom new posted & mended out of the produce of the Tobacco of this prsent Cropp Also my will is that if my Executr shall thinke fitt that my son William Tomlin be not capable of managing the plantation to him bequeathed that then my will is that my Executor shall keep the plantation in his owne hands till my son comes of age only the profits in the meantime to return to the boy.
      Also that whereas I have already consigned seaventy five bushells of wheat to new England as by bills of Laidinge will appear, my will is that the produce of itt att the returne may be equally divided between my wife son William & her three daughters And likewise my will is that the wheat which I have att home in my Barne & my mill, which I suppose may be about 200 bushells may be shipt & consigned to New England accordingly as I formerly took Care pposd by my Letters writt to Mr: Saffin & the pduce of that at the return to be equally divided between my wife son William & my three daughters.
      Exr. my loving Brother Capt. George Taylor my Loving wife Rebecca my full & sole Executr. & Likewise if they see fitt for the good of my wife & children to dispose of any horses & mares according to their discretion. If my brother dies before this will be fulfilled I desire my son Robert Tomlin to join with my wife & to assist her according to his endeavour.
      Witnesses : ROBERT TOMLIN seal
      HEN AWBREY
      WILL Moseley
      Ro : Brooke.
      7 March, 1683 ; 3 October, 1688.
      Pages 28-32.

      Recognit et recordat in Cur Com Lancr: 12d die Nov: Anno Dom 1662 p EDWD. DALE Cl Cur
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      ==== Research notes from Wade Newman

      [will presented in a later court case]

      Essex County Land Trials
      Land trials, 1711-1760 [1769], 1790-1818
      Family Search Film 008151894

      Image 58/547
      At a court held for Essex County on Wednesday of 18th day of February 1718
      And now this day came into court . as ye aforesaid Edward Rowzee Jr was being fully prepared for trial ...

      .. We find that Robert Tomlin the lessor of ye plaintiff is grandson and heir at law to Robert Tomlin deceased had ye Fee and Seizen of ye land controversy to ye time of his death
      .. we find that Rebecca ye widow of ye said Robert Tomlin, deceased, {had}deceased in the latter end of ye year 1714 in possession of ye said land
      .. we find ye Hannah ye daughter of ye said deceased Robert, deceased without ___ twenty years ago, We find that Rebecca other daughter of ye said deceased Robert died also fifteen years ago and issue Edward Rouzee, Jr ye defendant her son and heir who now possessed of ye said land

      We find ye said Rebecca ye daughter outlived her brother Robert Tomlin ye father of ye plaintiff and that she attained to one and twenty years of age before her death, If upon ye whole ye law be for ye plaintiff then we find for ye plaintiff damage one ___ if not er find for ye Defendant Samuel Clayton ___

      In ye Name of God Amen , I Robert Tomlin of ye county of Rappahannock in Virginia being sick and weak in body but of good and perfect memory thanks be to Almighty God for the same,... do make and ordain this my lst Will and Testament... my temporal estate I dispose of as follows:
      I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Tomlin all my land and plantation at Accakick with all the household goods & stock upon it to him & his heirs forever & likewise one Negro due to me from Mr Malachiah Peale with one feather bed bolster and rug which lyeth in my wife's Chamber And my great iron gray Mare with all her Increase to him & his heirs for ever.
      Item I give unto my Cozen George Tomlin one young Mare about two years old, one feather bed which Lyeth in the hall with the furniture to it belonging, one Iron pott about four or five Gallons & nineteen hundred pounds of Tobacco in caske which John Fenner oweth me to build him a house upon his own land And Likewise a man servant which I am Indebted to him, And likewise itt is 'my will that he shall have his own Cattell which was brought over to my plantation.
      Item. I give & bequeath unto my son William Tomlin all the Land & plantation which I formerly bought of Mr. Thomas Gordon all the household goods & stock of Cattle which are upon it with ye three Negroes & one feather bed with the furniture to it belonging which Lyeth in my wife's Chamber, & one feather bed more with the furniture thereto belonging about eight or nine pounds price which I will my Executor hereafter named to buy for him & all the horses & mares which he Claimed as his own, to him & his heires forever, and Likewise I give more to my son William half a dozen pewter dishes one Table, four pair of sheets & two suits of Table Linen.
      Item. I give unto my Loving wife one third part of the plantation & Land whereon I now live & leaving noe more Land but towards the point of woods next the River & to Keep everything in repair as now it is, And likewise one third part of the plantation & Land I formerly bought of Thomas Rawson during her life, five and twenty head of Cattle & one third part of my horses & mares not before bequeathed & Likewise this present Crop she paying my debts out of it & maintaining my son William and three daughters with necessaries for this present year & afterwards with the profits of my Negroes & stock to maintain my 3 daughters & give them convenient Learning during the time they live with her which my desire is till they marry or come of age.
      Item. My will is that if my said wife Rebecca Tomlin do not accept of this my will then she shall have no more than an equal child's part of my personal Estate.
      I will & bequeath unto my daughter Rebecca Tomlin all the plantation & Land whereon I now live after her mothers decease unto her & her heirs forever.
      Item. I will & bequeath unto my daughter Hannah Tomlin the Land I formerly bought of Thomas Rawson after her mothers decease to her & her heirs forever.
      Item. I will & bequeath unto my daughter Martha Tomlin my mill with all the privileges to me belonging or in any wise appertaining to her & her heirs forever also my will is that my Executor. shall keep my Mill in repairs with the profits that shall come of the Mill and the remainder of the profits shall be & remain for the use and benefit of my aforesaid daughter to be returned to her at the age of one & twenty years or marriage which shall first happen according to the discretion of my Executor.
      Item it is my will & desire that if all or any of my said daughters shall attain to ye age of one & twenty years or marry before my said wife shall depart this life, then my will is that my Executor. shall equally divide the Negroes Cattle & horses which are upon my plantation as they come of age or marry respectively except my wife's thirds during her life of her personal estate & after her death to be equally divided between my three daughters but if it should happen that any of my daughters should die before the age of 21 years or marry then the Lands Negroes & stocks to go to the survivors equally.
      Item my will is & I freely bequeath unto my brother Capt. George Taylor one of my saddle horses which are upon my plantation which he shall please to accept of after my decease.
      Item I give unto my Cozen Martha Taylor my mare about two years old with her increase to her & her heirs forever.
      Item I give unto my sister Mrs Martha Taylor one Gold ring about 12 shillings price.
      Item I give unto Robert Brooke two pieces of eight two New England shillings & six pence which is [in] my Letter Case in my Trunk.
      Item I give & bequeath six hundred pounds of Tobacco to be Laid out in Mourning Ribbon to be given to my friends at my funeral according as my executor shall think fit.
      Item my will is that the two dwelling houses upon my son William's plantation shall be both new covered & the Tobacco house in the bottom new posted & mended out of the produce of the Tobacco of this present Cropp Also my will is that if my Executor shall think fit that my son William Tomlin be not capable of managing the plantation to him bequeathed that then my will is that my Executor shall keep the plantation in his own hands till my son comes of age only the profits in the meantime to return to the boy.
      Also that whereas I have already consigned seventy five bushels of wheat to new England as by bills of Lading will appear, my will is that the produce of it at the return may be equally divided between my wife son William & her three daughters And likewise my will is that the wheat which I have at home in my Barn & my mill, which I suppose may be about 200 bushels may be shipped & consigned to New England accordingly as I formerly took Care purposed by my Letters written to Mr: Saffin & the produce of that at the return to be equally divided between my wife son William & my three daughters.
      Lastly I make constitute and appoint my loving Brother Capt. George Taylor my Loving wife Rebecca my full & sole Executors of this my last will and testament and likewise if they see fit for the good of my wife & children to dispose of any horses & mares according to their discretion... and if in case my brother dies before this will be fulfilled I desire my son Robert Tomlin to join with my wife & to assist her according to his endeavour. In testimony whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this 17th day of March Anno Dom 1683, Robert Tomlin
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Henry Aubrey, Will Moseley, Robert Brooke

      Image 60/547, page 33, At a court continued and held for Essex County on Wednesday ye 20th day of May 1719
      And now at this day came into court as well ye aforesaid Alexander Day, plaintiff as Edward Rowzee, Jr ye defendant and being fully prepared for ye trial the court therefore having fully considered ye arguments of both ye said parties on ye special verdict found in this suit are divided in their opinion.

      At a court continued and held for Essex County on Wednesday ye 17th day of June 1719
      And now at this day came into court as well ye aforesaid plaintiff as ye aforesaid Edward Rowzee, Junior, ye defendant and ye special verdict of the 18th day of February left being read and upon hearing ye arguments of both parties thereon , ye court are of the opinion that the Law is with ye plaintiff. It is therefore considered that ye said plaintiff recover against ye said defendant his his ye said plaintiff terms aforesaid of and in ye land and premises yet to come and one ___ sterling ___ and costs. And it is granted ye said plaintiff have a writ of Habere facias possession to past ____ possession of ye said lands and tenements, from which said judgment ye said Edward Rowzee, Jr. appealed to ye 8th day of June at Essex Court, And ye said Edward Rowzee, Junior, with William Winston his security entered int bond for ye said Edward prosecution of ye said appeal.

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      LANCASTER COUNTY DEEDS & WILLS 1661-1666; Antient Press; Page 241-242
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I DAVYD FOX of the County of Lancr: in Rappahannocke River in Virga: gent, as wel for the natural love & affection I bear unto HANNAH FOX, my Daughter, as also for divers other good causes & convideracons me thereunto moveing have given for me my heirs & assignes unto ROBERT TOMLYN of the County of Rappa: in Rappahannock River aforesd., Planter, all those lands plate negros cattle household good & chattels whatsoever here after more plicularly named & expressed vizt. all my plantation containing Eight hundred acres of land more or less together with all houses edifices & buildings thereunto belonging & appertaining with the same now used occupyed & enjoyed which Plantation is set scituate & being the aforesd. County of RAPPAH; near the mouth of PISCATICON CREEK and is now in the occupation of me the aforesd. DAVYD FOX or my assigns & also all thos cattle hoggs vhatseover wch; are now going depastureing & belonging in & to the sd Plantacon and also all my Plate I am now possessed withal vizt, three dozen of large silver spoones marked DFM: one large sullubub dish with a cover, one large tankard containining one (blurred) large Candle Cup engraven about one quart, one sugar box in form of a Scollup Shel, one engraven fruit dish with a foot, one large salt seller, two small & one hensher salt, two large substantial porrengers marked D.F.M. one wyne bowie, one large sack cup, one large dram cup, one large bason containing about one gallon, one plain candle cup wth: three leggs, one plain fruit dish, one silver drinking bowie, one old silver spoone, six Negroes vizt. Mingo, Nan, Orroy, Sampson, Doll & Barbary, one grey mare underkeeled on the left ear, one new featherbed wth: furniture, six prs. of new holland sheets, eight new pewter dishes large, one pewter flaggon, six turkey leather chairs, twenty eves, one large iron pott & one bras kettle, To have & to hold the sd lands & tenements Plate, Negros cattle & all other the goods & chattels whatsoever before menconed & expressed unto the sd ROBT. TOMLYN his heirs & assignes forever to the several uses & p:poses hereafter more & p:ticularly menconed & expressed that is to the use & behoofe of me the sd DAVYD FOX during my natural life and after my decease the sd lands & tenements to be & remain to the use & behoof of the sd HANNAH FOX and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten for ever & for want of such heirs of her body lawfully begotten as aforesd. to the right heirs of me the sd DAVYD FOX forever, The sd Plate, Negros, cattle goods & chattels before menconed with al their several increase after my decease to be & remain to the sole & only p:peruse & behoof of the sd HANNAH FOX her Ears. Admrs. & assignes forever & to none other use or uses And I the sd DAVYD FOX have put the sd ROBT. TOMLYN in possession of all the premises whatsoever before menconed and in these p:sents expressed by the deliverey of one Silver spoone, part of the p:mises in the name of seizen. In Witnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand & seale dated this eleventh day of November Anno Dom 1662 Sealed & delivered & one Silver Spoone part of the
      p:mises dd. by the sd DAVYD FOX to the use of the DAVY FOX
      sd ROBT. TOMLIN in the name of seizen of the abovesd
      goods & chattels in p:sence of EDWARD DALE, JOHN DAWE
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      Fox, David. Will. 4 November 1669. Rec. 18 Jany. 1669. probated 11 April 1722.
      Wife Anne. Sons David and Will; daughters: Hannah; Rebekah wife of Robt. Tomlin; Elizabeth. St. Mary's White Chapel parish twenty pounds for glazing and further use of sd Church. Extr. David Fox. Overseers: Will Hall and Edward Dale. Wits. Wm. Hall, Edw. Dale, Jno. M. Lemand, Geo. Cooper. W.B. 10, p. 366
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      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 7
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come I EDWARD DIGGS Esqr, Governour & Capt. Generall of Virginia send greeting in our Lord God Everlasting &c. Now Know ye that I EDWARD DIGGS do with the consent of the COUNCILL OF STATE accordingly give & grant unto ROBERT TOMLIN (missing) acres of land lying on the South of RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER between the land (missing) & EPAPHRADITUS LAWSON & begineth at a marked white Oak upon the Creek (missing) the said One (missing) extending it self into the woods (missing) East parallel to the River (missing) 175 perches into the land of the sd LA(missing) by South a myle & (missing) East to the Extent of the first menconed (missing) angle the sd land having been granted by Pat- tent unto said ROBERT TOMLIN bearing date the (missing) day of May 1654 To Have and To Hold the sd Land &c given under our hands this (missing) day of (missing) 1655
      EDWARD DIGGS
      W CLAIBORNE Sect
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      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 8
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ROBERT TOMLIN Planter do Assigne & make over unto AUGUSTIN BLYTHENBURG (missing) all my right & title of the Pattent within menconed containing (missing) therein specified & I the said ROBERT TOMLIN do by these presents covenant to warrant the sd land against me my heirs Ears, & Admrs. or any person or persons whatsoever claiming from by or under us unto the sd AUGUSTINE BLYTHENBURG his heirs Ears. & Admrs. for Ever provided that if (missing) by any person whatsoever then I the said ROBERT am (missing) said AUGUSTIN payeth me for the whole (missing)
      Signed in presence of ANT. STEPHENS ROBERT TOMLIN
      THOMAS SHONNE
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      1662-1664 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 209-210
      TO ALL TO WHOM those presents shall come I Sr. WILLIAM BERKLEY Knt. Governour and Capt. General! of Virga. send greeting &c. Whereas &c. Now know ye that I the said Sr. WM. BERKLEY Knt. do with the consent of the Councell of State grant unto JOHN AYRES one hundred and fourteen acres of land being on the South side of RAPPAHANOCK RIVER beginning at a marked Beach at the lower side of the Land of Mr. ROBERT TOMLYN and extendeth it self South to the said Land thence East parolell to the other land of said AYRES to a white Oak on the East side of the Creek thence North East to the head of WILLIAM GRAYs land lastly West Northerly to the place where it first began the said land being due to the said JOHN AYRES for the trans portation of Three persons into this Colony whose names are in the records menconed under this Pattent To have and to hold paying &c. Given at JAMES CITY under my hand & the Seal of the Colony this 13th of 9ber 1662 and in the fourteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord KING CHARLES the Second &c.
      WILLIAM BERKLEY
      THO, LUDWELL Secr.
      KNOW ALL MEN that I JOHN AYRES do in consideracon of a parcell of land conteining One hundred and five acres that WM. WILTON is to acknowledge unto THOMAS THORPE and HENRY LUCAS or either of them Joyntly and Severally and their heirs do in consideracon of the premises acknowledge all my title of the within specified Pattent to WM WILTON and his heirs from me and my heirs for Ever with just warrantee and not only my own right but all the Right and Title of my Wife JOANE AYRES. In Witness I have set my hand and seal this 28th of Feb 1662
      in presence of ALLEX. FLEMING, JOHN AYRES
      KENELINE WINSLOW
      KNOW ALL MEN that I WILLIAM WILTON do bargaine and firmly sett to sale from me and my heirs unto THOMAS THORPE and HENDRICK LUCAS and to them or either of their and their heirs One hundred and fife acres of land with the houseing therein and unto belonging It being for and in consideracon of Satisfacon paid unto me WILLIAM WILTON by JOHN AYRES the said land being part of the land that the said JOHN AYRES now lives on lying neer COCKELSHELL CREEK on the South West side of the said Creek, To have and to hold the said land in Severailtie to them & their heirs from me the said WM. WILTON and my heirs or from any person whatsoever claimeing from or under me In Witness I hereunto setting my hand and seal this 20th October 1662
      Test ALLEX FLEMING, WILLIAM WILTON
      JO. MORE
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      1662-1664 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 220
      A list of what Female Catle doth belong to GEORGE TOMLYN Orphant of MATTHIA TOMLYN deced as followeth Seaven Cows and two yearling heiffers and two Cow calves 1663
      ROBERT TOMLYN
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      1662-1664 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 248
      TO ALL MEN I Sr WILLIAM BERELEY Ent. Governour and Capt. Generall of Virga send greeting. Whereas &c Now know ye that I sd Sr. WILLIAM BERKELEY Ent Goverour &c. do with the consent of the Councell of State accordingly give & grant unto ROBERT TOMLYN four hundred acres of land being on the N. side of RAPPAHANOCK RIVER begining at a marked red Oak nigh a swamp at the head of a small creek which devideth the lands of SAMLL NICHOLLS & THOMAS & WILLIAM MOSS & Extendeth it self 320 perches for breadth N. & through the aforesd Swamp to a marked red Oak thence F a mile & lastly S. the aforsd breadth to the Miles End first menconed being a quadran die the sd land being formerly granted unto the sd ROBERT TOMLYN by Patten t dated the 7th of March 1655 & now renewed in his Matys name according to an Order of the Quarter Court to have and to hold paying &c Given at JAMES CITY under my hand & seal of the Colony the tenth day of September 1663 in the fifteenth year of the Reign of Sovrn Lord KING CHARLES the Second
      WILLIAM BERKELEY
      KNOW ALL MEN that I ROBERT TOMLYN of the County of Rappa. for the consideration of Three thousand pounds of Tobacco and cask to me paid by WALTER GRANGER do assigne and sell unto the sd WALTER GRANGER his heirs and assignes all land menconed in the within written Pattent any right title interest whatsoever to the same To have and to hold the sd land menconed in the within written Pattent to him the said WALTER GRANGER his heirs and assignes for Ever in large and ample manner as the same was granted unto me with warranty agt. all persons whatsoever ciaimeing from or under me. In Witness whereof I have set my hand & seal this 7th day of October 1663
      in ye presence of us RICHD WEBLEY. ROBERT TOMLYN
      ROBERT GOODYEAR
      KNOW ALL MEN that I REBECCA TOMLYN the Wife of ROBERT TOMLYN do make my loveing Friend Mr. ANDREW GILSON my Lawful! Attorney to assigne and yeald up in open Court held for the County of Rappahanock all my right and interest in four hundred acres of land menconed in a Pattent dated the tenth of September last and assigned by (missing i my husband to WALTER GRANGER as by the assignmt, dated with these presents and what my sd Atto shall do in the premises I do by these presents confirme Witness my hand & seale the 7th October 1663
      in presence of us RICHD WEBLEY, REBECCA TOMLYN
      ROBT, GOODYEAR

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