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

Nicholas Minor

Male Bef 1706 - 1782  (> 76 years)


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  • Name Nicholas Minor 
    Born Bef 1706  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1782  Cameron Parish, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I076898  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Father Nicholas Minor,   b. 1678, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1744, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Margaret Pope,   d. 1723, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Spence,   b. Bef 1719, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1735  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Minor,   b. Aft 1735, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Rebecca Minor,   b. Aft 1735, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Minor,   b. Bef 1735, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1782, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years)
     4. Nicholas Minor,   b. Bef 1743, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth Minor,   b. Bef 1745, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Spence Minor,   b. Bef 1748, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1794, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years)
     7. Elizabeth Minor,   b. Abt 1750, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1829, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     8. Nancy Minor,   b. Abt 1754, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Margaret Minor,   b. Abt 1763, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F30635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia , Page 74
      POPE, LAWRENCE, 23 March 1723; 10 May 1723, Washington Parish.
      Land I live on to sons Humphrey, Thomas and John; Thomas land in Cople Parish; John land at Pope's Creek; dau. Elizabeth 1 negro and furniture; dau. Ann 1 negro and furniture; dau. Mary 1 negro and furniture; dau. Jemima Spence 1 negro woman; dau. Penelope 1 negro etc.; dau. Catherine 1 negro; James son of Benj. Waddey; godson John son of Nicholas Minor 1 mare; wife Jemima; bro. Humphrey Pope and bro. Nicholas Minor 33 shillings gold for rings; wife and son Humphrey exrs; to children horses, cattle, household goods.
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      COB 1749-1754
      22 December 1752, page 285
      Nicholas Minor is appointed surveyor of the road from Goose Creek to Thomas Davis's

      20 March 1753, page 305
      Ordered that William Ross & Thomas Davis Surveyors do with their hands clear the road
      from Goose Creek to Thomas Davis's and that Anthony Russell Gent. allot a sufficient
      number ofhands to Nicholas Minor to keep the same in repair ..:

      COB 1754-1756, PART 1
      20 March 1754, page 63
      David Davis is appointed Surveyor ofthe road from Shanadore road to the great Limestone & the Persons who live between the said road & the river are ordered to clear the same and that they clear the road from Nicholas Minors to the road which leads to Nolands Ferry-

      17 December 1754, page 188
      Anthony Russell Gt is appointed to allot a sufficient number ofTithables to clear the
      road whereof Nicholas Minor is Surveyor-

      FCMB 1756-1763, PART 1
      17 November 1756, page 39
      Ordered that Nicholas Minor turn the road near Tuscarora run according to the direction of James Hamilton & Oneas Campbell Gent.

      17 May 1757, page 101
      William Dodd is appointed surveyor ofthe road in the room ofNicholas Minor
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      Richmond County Wills
      p.78 - Thomas JAMES, will; 27 Apr 1727, 5 Jul 1727
      son Thomas all land on north side of a small run which lies below my house; dau. Jane rest of land; wife Grace; other chil. [Honour]; ex: wife; wits: Nicholas MINOR, Charles ROBINSON. [Thomas JAMES mar. the wid. Grace KIRKHAM in 1714. MRC, p.102.1
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      Richmond County Wills
      p.199 - Edward BARROW, NFP, will; 19 Oct 1732, 4 Jun 1733 son John; daus. Margaret and Elizabeth; est. in Virginia and England to be eq. div. among chil; ex: fr. Nicholas MINOR Sr. and Nicholas MINOR Jr.; wits: Humphrey POPE Jr, William BERTRAND, Susannah BERTRAND. [Edward BARROW, the son of Edward and Anne (STONE) BARROW, mar. Elizabeth MINOR. MRC, p.11.]
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      Richmond County Wills
      p.319 - Anne WELDEN, inv. pres. by Nicholas MINOR adm; 3 Oct 1737.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 9; 1738-1744 {Antient Press}: pp 8-10
      THIS INDENTURE made the 26th day of March in the year of our Lord Christ
      1739 and in the 12th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, King. Defender of the, faith &c.. Between JOHN MINOR of Parish of Cople &County of Westmoreland ofone part and NICHOLAS MINOR. JUNR. of the Parish & County aforesaid of other part; Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of five shillings Sterling to him in hand paid by said NICHOLAS MINOR the receipt whereof he cloth hereby acknowledge. hath and by these presents cloth bargain and sell unto said NICHOLAS MINOR all that parcell of Land containing by estimation 200 acres (be the same more or less) scitaute in Parish and County aforesaid and bounded; Begining at the corner tree of the Land of WILLIAM MINOR. deceased. & runing the several courses of the Swamp to a Gum at the mouth of a Branch & from thence as the said courses of the Swamp goes which is So. 18d. E 165 pole thence So, 70d. E. 104 pole to a Gum standing in PIERCEs Line, being another corner tree to the land of WILLIAM MINOR, deced., then begining at the first station and runing the reverse courses of the Swamp, which being reduced to two right lines is S. 75d. W. 140 pole & So. 18d. W. 118 pole to a small Gum at the head of the Swamp, thence S. 21d. E. 70 pole. thence So. 81d. W. 45 po: then So. 51d. E. to the line that divides this Land and the Land of Mr LANDON CARTER. thence along CARTERs line to the Line of PEARCE, thence along PIERCEs Line to the aforesaid Gum being corner tree to WILLIAM MINOR, deceased. which Two hundred acres of Land JOHN MINOR. late of County of Westmoreland, deced.. did by his Last Will and Testament. give and devise to his Son, JOHN MINOR; And all houses orchards commodities and appurtenances to the premises belonging; during the term of one whole year paying thereout the rent of one Ear of Indian Corn on the Birth Day of our Lord God next ensuing if lawfully demaned to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transfering uses into possession, NICHOLAS MINOR may be the the actual possession of the premises and thereby enabled to accept a release of the inheritance thereof to him and his heirs; In Witness whereof JOHN MINOR bath hereunto sett his hand and seale the day & year first above written
      Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of us
      PAT. SPENCE THOMAS POPE JOHN MINOR
      NICHOLAS MINOR
      Westmoreland Sct. At a Court held for the said County the 27th day of March 1739 JOHN MINOR personally acknowledged this Deed of Lease for Land by him passed to NICHOLAS MINOR. JUNR., to be his act and deed, which at the instance of the sd. NICHOLAS MINOR is admitted to Record
      Teste, GEORGE TURBERVILE, C. W, C.
      THIS INDENTURE made the 27th day of March in the year of our Lord Christ 1739 and in the 12th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c, Between JOHN MINOR. late of the Parish of Cople & County of Westmoreland, Carpenter, of one part and NICHOLAS MINOR, JUNR.. of the Parish & County aforesaid of the other part: Witnesseth that JOHN MINOR in consideration of the sum of One hundred pounds of lawfull money of the Commonwealth to him in hand paid by NICHOLAS MINOR, JUNR., the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge; hath and by these presents doth bargain sell and release unto NICHOLAS MINOR in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him thereof made for one whole year and by force of the Statute for transfering uses into possession and to his heirs all that parcel' of land containing by estimation 200 acres be the same more or less scituate in Parish of Cople and County of Westmoreland which two hundred acres JOHN MINOR late of the County of Westmoreland. deceased, did by his Last Will and Testament give and devise to his Son, JOHN MINOR. which 200 acres of land is bounded, Begining (the bounds of the Land repeated as in the Lease) To have and to hold the tract of land and premises with appurtenances unto NICHOLAS MINOR his heirs free and clear from all incumbrances, the rents and services from the time of the sale due and payable to the Chief Lord or Lords of the Fee only excepted: In Witness whereof JOHN MINOR hath hereunto sett his hand and seal the day month and year first above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of us
      PAT. SPENCE. THOMAS POPE JOHN MINOR
      NICHOLAS MINOR
      Recd. of NICHOLAS MINOR, JUNR, the sum of 100. of Lawfull money of this Colony being in consideration of the within mentioned Land and premises:
      Witness NICHOLAS MINOR. PAT; SPENCE JOHN MINOR
      THOMAS POPE
      Westmoreland sct. At a Court held for the said County the 27th day of Mary 1739 JOHN MINOR personally acknowledged this Deed of Release of Land by him sold to NICHOLAS MINOR. JUNR., together with receipt for the consideration thereon endorsed to be his proper act and deed: And SARAH. Wife of said JOHN (she being first privily examined according to Law) personally relinquished her Right of Dower in and to the said Land, all which at the instance of the said NICHOLAS MINOR are admitted to Record
      Teste GEO: TURBERVILE, C. W. C.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 10; 1744-1748 {Antient Press}: pp 332-333
      THIS INDENTURE made the fifth day of March in the twentieth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c., And in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty six, Between WILLIAM LIGHTFOOT of the County of ORANGE, Gentleman, of one part and NICHOLAS MINOR of County of Westmorland, Gentleman, Uncle and Guardian of ELIZABETH BARROW, Spinster of the other part. Whereas a Marriage is intended to be shortly had and solemnized (by God's permission) between WILLIAM LIGHTFOOT and ELIZABETH BARROW and said ELIZABETH being possessed of or intituled to ten slaves, viz: Pompy, Black Moll, Mulato Moll, Hannah, Sarah, Joyce, Edenbrough, Billy, Eve and Jimmy, and WILLIAM LIGHTFOOT is willing and disposed in consideration of the intended marriage if the same shall take effect, to settle and make over the ten slaves upon and for the sole benefit and use of said ELIZABETH in case she shall survive him and have no issue by said WILLIAM LIGHTFOOT;
      NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that WILLIAM LIGHTFOOT in consideration of the intended marriage (if the same shall take effect) and the fortune and portion of said ELIZABETH and also in consideration of the sum of ten shillings by NICHOLAS MINOR to said WILLIAM in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath and by these presents doth agree to and with NICHOLAS MINOR that if the intended marriage shall take effect and WILLIAM LIGHTFOOT shall happen to die before said ELIZABETH, without leaving any issue by her, then said ELIZABETH shall have possess and enjoy the use not only of the ten slaves together with their future increase but also hold possess and enjoy her Dower in all the Lands and Tenements of said WILLIAM LIGHTFOOT, But if it shall happen that WILLIAM LIGHTFOOT shall leave one or more Child or Children by her, the said ELIZABETH, then in such case the Negroes together with their increase shall go and descend and be disposed of to the Child or Children of said ELIZABETH in such distributions and proportions as the Laws of this Colony direct and appoint in case of persons dying intestate; And if it shall happen that WILLIAM LIGHTFOOT shall survive said ELIZABETH having issue by her, then said WILLIAM shall have and enjoy the Negroes during his natural life together with their increase and after his death the same shall go and descend and devolve upon issue distributively as aforesaid; But if he shall have no Child by ELIZABETH living at the time of her death, then the said Negroes with their increase shall be vested in and remain to JOHN BARROW and MARGARETT RANSDELL and their heirs; In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have set their hands and seals the day and year above written
      Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      WILLIAM BAYLY, WM: LIGHTFOOT
      JOSEPH PEIRCE, WILLIAM BRUCE NICH: MINOR
      March 5th 1746/7. Receiv'd of NICHOLAS MINOR the sum of Ten shillings being the consideration within mentioned; Witness my hand the day and year as above Witness WILLIAM BAYLY, WM: LIGHTFOOT
      JOSEPH PEIRCE, WILLIAM BRUCE
      Westmorland Sct. At a Court held for the said County the 26th day of May 1747 This Deed of Settlement of Negroes (together with the Receipt for consideration thereon endorsed) passed from WILLIAM LIGHTFOOT of the County of ORANGE, Gentleman, to NICHOLAS MINOR of the County of Westmorland, Gentleman, in behalf of ELIZABETH BARROW &c., was presented into Court by the said NICHOLAS and proved by the Oaths of WILLIAM BAYLY, JOSEPH PEIRCE and WILLIAM BRUCE, witnesses thereto, And on motion of the said NICHOLAS is admitted to Record Test GEORGE LEE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the 5th day of June 1747, p. G. L., C. C. W.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber M; 1749 - 1752; pp 22-24
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty sixth day of November in the twenty third year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the second and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty nine Between WILLIAM MUSE of the County of Prince William of one part and NICHOLAS MINOR of the County of WESTMORELAND of other part Witnesseth that the said WILLIAM MUSE for the sum of One hundred and fifty pounds Currant money has sold unto the said NICHOLAS MINOR his heirs and assigns forever all that parcel of land being in the County of Prince William and lying on BROAD RUN the same being part of a large tract of land granted to WANTSFORD ARRINGTON relation being had to the PROPRIETORS OFFICE and bounded begining at a large white Oak standing on the North side of BROAD RUN of OCCOQUAN extending thence North West to a red Oak corner to the said ARRINGTON thence North West with another of ARENTONs lines to the WAGGON ROAD thence, South West to SYMSES BRANCH thence down the several courses of the said Branch to F at BROAD RUN thence down the said Run the several courses to the first begining containing One hundred & Sixty acres and all lands trees and appurtenances whatsoever belonging To Have and To Hold the said tract of land unto the said NICHOLAS MINOR his heirs & assigns forever. In Witness whereof the said parties have set their hands and seals in presence of us WHARTAN RANSDELE, WM. MUSE
      JAMES MUSE, PENELOPE MUSE
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 27th day of November 1749 WILLIAM MUSE acknowledged this Deed with the livery of Seizen & receipt indorsed to NICHOLAS MINOR to be his act. and deed which are admitted to record
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. LIBER S; 1747-1753 {Antient Press}: pp 203-204
      THIS INDENTURE made the thirty first day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred fifty and two and in the twenty sixth year of the Reign of our Sovereign, Lord George the Second, by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c., Between NICHOLAS MINOR and MARGARIT his Wife of Parish of Cople and County of Westmorland of one part and SOLOMON REDMON of Parrish of Lunenburg and County of RICHMOND of the other part; Witnesseth that NICHOLAS MINOR and MARGARIT his Wife in consideration of sum of five shillings Sterling to him in hand paid by SOLOMON REDMON, the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unt SOLOMON REDMON all that tract of land containing by estimation two hundred acres be the same more or less, lying in County aforesaid and bounded; Begining at the mouth of a Branch side, from thence as the Branch of the Swamp goes which is South eighteen dgrees East one hundred sixty three poles, thence South seventy degrees East one hundred four poles to a Gum standing in PIERCE's line being another corner tree to the land of WILLIAM MINOR, deceased, thence beginning at the first station and running the reverse courses of the Swamp which being reduced to two right lines is South seventy five degrees West one hundred forty poles and South eighteen degrees East one hundred poles to a small Gum at the head of a Branch, thence South twenty four degrees East seventy poles, thence South eighty one degrees, West forty five poles, thence South fifty one degrees East to the line that devides this land and the land of Mr. LANDON CARTER, thence along CARTER's line to the line of PIERCE, thence along PIERCE's line to the aforesaid Gum being the corner tree to WILLIAM MINOR, deceased, which two hundred acres of land JOHN MINOR, late of the County of Westmorland, deceased, by his Last Will and Testament give and devise to his Son, JOHN MINOR, relation being thereunto had may more fully appear, and all houses orchards commodities and advantages thereof belonging; To have and to hold the tract of land and premises with appurtenances unto SOLOMON REDMON his heirs from the date next before the day of the date hereof during the term of one whole year, paying therefore the Rent of one ear of Indian Corn on the Birth Day of our Lord God next ensuing if the same shall be lawfully demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession, SOLOMON REDMON may be in the actual possession of the premises and be thereby enabled to accept a release of the reversion and inheritance thereof, to him and his heirs; In Witness whereof, NICHOLAS MINOR and MARGARIT his Wife hath hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
      RICHARD MOXLEY, NICHO: MINOR
      JOHN SISSON
      JOHN REDMAN
      Westmorland Set. At a Court held for the said County the 31st day of OctoberAnno Dent: 1752 NICHOLAS MINOR came into Court and personallv acknowledged his Deed of Lease of Land by him passed to SOLOMON REDMON tobe his act and deed and MARGARIT the Wife of the said NICHOLAS being privately examined relinquished her Right of Dower in the same and on the motion of the said SOLOMON was ordered to be recorded Test GEORGE LEE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the 21st day of November Anno Dom: 1752 per G. L., C. C. W.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber P; 1761 - 1764; pp 115-121
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty fourth and twenty fifth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Sixty one and in the first year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the third Between NICHOLAS MINOR of the Parish of Cameron in the County of LOUDOUN of one part and HENRY PEYTON of the Parish of I)ettingen and County of Prince William of other part Witnesseth that the said NICHOLAS MINOR for the sum of Eighty pounds Lawful' money of Virginia hath sold unto the said HENRY PEYTON (in his actual possession now being by virtue of a Lease made for one year and by force of the statute for Transferring uses into possession) and to his heirs and assigns all that parcel of land in the County of Prince William on the North side of BROAD RUN of OCCOQUAN which land was granted to W ANSFORD ARRINGTON by Deed from the PROPRIETORS of the NORTHERN NECK bearing date the Twenty third day of December one thousand seven hundred and Sixteen and bounded beginning at a large Oak on the North side of BROAD RUN of OCCOQUAN & Extending No. Wt. to a red Oak thence No. West to the OLD WAGGON or ROGUES ROAD thence near and by the said ROAD So, West to SIMMS BRANCH where the said ROAD crosses thence down the said Branch the several Courses and meanders thereof to BROAD RUN thence down the said RUN and binding therewith to the beginning containing One hundred & Sixty acres Together with all houses and appurtenances to the said land belonging To Have and To Hold unto said HENRY PEYTON his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof said NICHOLAS MINOR hath set his hand and seale
      in presence of JOHN PEYTON. NICHO. MINOR
      WM. SEALE, WM TYLER, JOHN TYLER
      At a Court held for Prince William County the 27 day of July 1761
      This Release with the Receipt thereon endorsed from NICHOLAS MINOR to HENRY PEYTON gent. was proved by the oaths of WILLIAM SEALE and JOHN PEYTON two of the witnesses hereto and the same was ordered to be Certified
      And at a Court continued and held for the above said County the 26th day of August 1761 This Release with the Receipt were further proved by the Oath of WILLIAM TYLER one of the witnesses & the same were ordered to be recorded
      Memorandm. There is now a Suit in Chancery brought by the within named NICHOLAS MINOR agt. THOMAS ARRINGTON to oblige him to make a more full and perfect conveyance of the within mentioned land and if it should happen that the said NICHOLAS MINOR his heirs etc. should be cast and JAMES MUSES heirs or any other person recover the land within mentioned, all that the said HENRY PEYTON his heirs etc, can recover is the principall sum of Eighty pounds
      JOHN PEYTON, WM. SEALE, HENRY PEYTON
      WM, TYLER, JOHN TYLER
      At a Court continued and held for Prince William County the 26th day of August 1761 This Memorandum Endorsed on the Release given & made by NICHOLAS MINOR to HENRY PEYTON was proved by the oaths of WILLIAM SEALE. JOHN PEYTON and WILLIAM TYLER
      and the same was ordered to be recorded
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      Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Vol IV, Loudoun Co. Va {Peggy Joyner}
      JAMES HAMILTON & ENEAS CAMPBELL, 18 Apr. 1763- 28 July 1763; 80 a. on Tuscarora, Kittocton Mt; adj. Benja Grayson, Nicholas Minor, Richard Coleman. CC - wm Dodd & Edward Pear sons. Surv. John Hough.
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      Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Vol IV, Loudoun Co. Va {Peggy Joyner}
      JOHN WILLIAMS, assignee (in 1769) of Colo Nicholas Minor; no wart, resurv. 10 May 1764; 56 a. It appears Majr Waring's deed interferes; on Tuskerora; adj. Capt John Dalton, Maj James Hamilton & Campbell, Majr Waring, Richard Coleman. Surv. John Hough

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