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

Sarah Gurdou

Female Bef 1618 - 1690  (> 69 years)


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  • Name Sarah Gurdou 
    Born Bef 1618 
    Gender Female 
    Died Between 1687 and 1690  North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I082102  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2019 

    Family 1 Thomas Griffin,   b. Bef 1614, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Sep 1660, North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 46 years) 
    Married Abt 1643  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Griffin,   b. Bef 1634, North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1687, North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 53 years)
     2. LeRoy Griffin,   b. 1646, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 5 Sep 1688, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 42 years)
     3. LeRoy {Addl Records} Griffin,   b. 1646
     4. Winifred Griffin,   b. Bef 1653, North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1669, North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 16 years)
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F11989  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Samuel Griffin,   b. 1633, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1703, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1660  North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Griffin,   b. 16 Mar 1663/64, North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1728, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Catherine {Addl Records} Griffin,   b. 16 Mar 1663/64, North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1728, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F14286  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 1, Part I - 1656-1662; Antient Press; pg 112 - 113
      TO ALL PEOPLE to whome these presents shall come Know ye that I SARAH GRIFFIN Widdow Relict of THOMAS GRIFFIN late of Rappahanock County in the Colony of Virginia gent deced as well in consideration of natural love & affection I bear towards my three children LEROY, THOMAS & WINIFRED GRIFFIN & for & towards their maintenance & bringing up & for & in consideration of their full inial portion due them by Law out of their said deceased Fathers Estates as also for other good causes & valluable consideracons me thereunto specially moving have given & confirmed unto the said three Children the sum of Six hundred pounds Sterl money of England in manner & forme following that is to say unto my said Son LEROY GRIFFIN Two hundred pounds part thereof when he attains the age of one & twenty years unto my other son THOMAS GRIFFIN two hundred pounds more thereof when he attains to the age of one & twenty years & unto my Daughter WYNIFRED GRIFFIN Two hundred pounds Residue thereof when she shall attain to the age of one & twenty years or be married together (missing) mares & catle hereafter menconed in manner & forme following that is to say to my said Son LEROY GRIFFIN Two mares which I formerly bought of Mr, GEORGE COHLOUGH & five (missing)ed & marked as by a note annexed hereunto appears to my said Son THOMAS GRIFFIN three cows named & markt as by the said noat annexted & to my sd Daughter WYNIFRED GRIFFIN one mare filly lately bought of the said COHLOUGH to have and to hold unto my said Three Children LEROY, THOMAS & WINIFRED GRIFFIN their & every of their Exrs. & assignes & to the survivr. of them agt all persons for Ever by these presents Provided Always it shall be lawful! for me the said SARAH GRIFFIN quietly to possess & enjoy the male increase & proffits of the said Mares & Catle until my said Son LEROY &THOS. GRIFFIN shall attain the said age of one & twenty years & my said Daughter shall attain the same age or be married without any lawfull lett or in cumbran ce of said LEROY THOMAS & WYNIFRIDE GRIFFIN or any of them or any person by their means In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & Seale this the 12th day of September 1660
      SARAH GRIFFIN
      The aforesaid Eight Cows are markt thus both ears Cropt & (missing) in right Ear & are lately ordered to be recorded & are marked
      Teste DA. LINDSAY,
      GEORCE COHLOUGH, THO, BUNBERRY
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 1, Part I - 1656-1662; Antient Press; pg 113
      THESE PRESENTS Witnesseth that I SAMUELL GRIFFIN Merchant in consideracon of a Marriage suddenly to be solemnized between me & the above named SARAH GRIFFIN do hereby (missing) ) allow of the above written Deed of Gift & do bind myself my heirs & Admrs, for the performance of the same Witness my hand & Seale the day & year above written
      SAML GRIFFIN
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 1, Part II - 1662-1664; Antient Press; pg 200-201
      KNOW ALL MEN that I SAMUELL GRIFFIN of the County of Rappahanock in Virginia Merchant doe for good causes give unto THOMAS GRIFFIN the Lawful Son of THOMAS GRIFFIN all my right title & interest of the tract of land menconed & further do assigne and sett over the land untt, him said THOMAS GRIFFIN his heirs & assignes forever but provided he dieth without issue of his body lawfully begotten that then I do likewise hereby give & grant the aforemenconed Land unto WINIFRED GRIFFIN his Sister & to her heirs & assignes for ever & I do by these presents acquitt the said Land for Ever from me my heirs In Testimony whereof I have set my hand & seale this 4th day of March 1661
      Witness ROBERT ROGERS, SAMUELL GRIFFIN
      AMBROSE CLEARS, ROBT SAUNDERS SARAH GRIFFIN
      Sealed & delivered and the words & assignes in the Seaventh line and the words (of his body) lawfully begotten Enterlyned before the Ensealing & Delivery
      in ye presence of us ROBT. ROGERS, SAMUELL GRIFFIN
      DAVID GRIFFIN SARAH GRIFFIN
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 1, Part II - 1662-1664; Antient Press; pg 233-234
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come I SAMUELL GRIFFIN of the County of Rappa. in Virga, send greeting Know ye that I the sd SAMLL. GRIFFIN have for a valluable consideracon reced of THOMAS GRIFFITH of the same County granted unto the said THOMAS GRIFFITH Eleven hundred fifty five acres of land being in the County aforesd & bounded on the South East side of the Eastermost branch of FARNHAM CREEK beginning at a marked pocickery & from thence moving SE to a marked red Oak to the head of a branch of MORATICON from thence NNE to a marked Chesnut thence parolell with the first line to a marked red Oak and lastly SSW to the place where it first began Including also a small parcell of land lying between the sd land and the first menconed branch wch sd tract of land binding as aforesd withall rights whatsoever which 1 the sd SAMUELL GRIFFIN by virtue of a Pattent to me granted I do hereby estrange from me my heirs unto him the sd THOMAS GRIFFITH his heirs for Ever he the said THOMAS GRIFFITH yearely paying the quitrents of right due In Witness I have set my hand & seale this seaven & twentieth day of June one thousand Six hundred Sixty three
      in presence of us JOHN WILLIAMS. SAMUELL GRIFFIN
      THOMAS LIDDLE SARAH GRIFFIN
      KNOW ALL MEN that we SAMUELL GRIFFIN and SARAH GRIFFIN for sundry causes do ordaine & hath by these presents deputed our trusty & welbeloved Friend Mr. GEORGE MARSH to be our Lawfull attorney granting to him our full power to make an acknowledgmt of a Deed of Sale of a parcell of land to THOMAS GRIFFITH bearing date with these presents & further what our sd Attorney shall do we confirme as fully as if we ourselves could he personally present. In Testimony we have set our hands & seals this 27th day of June 1663
      Witness JOHN WILLIAMS, SAMUELL GRIFFIN
      THOMAS LIDDLE SARAH GRIFFIN
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 7, Part II - 1686-1688; Antient Press: pg 332-334
      - THIS INDENTURE made the second day of May 1686 in the Third yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord James the second &c, Between SAMUEL GRIFFIN of NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY Gent. and SARAH his Wife of the one part and LEROY GRIFFIN of Rappa. County Gent. of the other part Witnesseth that for the sum of
      One hundred and fifty pounds of Lawful money of England to him paid he the said SAMLL. GRIFFIN and his Wife SARAH have sold unto the sd LEROY GRIFFIN his heires al. that tract of Seven hundred and Sixty six acers of land being in the Parish of Farnham on the North side of Rappa: County aforesd. held by Patent granted unto the sd SAMUEL GRIFFIN dated the 24th day of May 1664 bounding and extending as in the said Patent mentioned and exprest relation being thereunto had may full appeareth and also Two hundred and sixty acers in the same Parish and County granted by Patent unto the sd SAMLL. GRIFFIN dated the 24th day of May 1664 and butted and bounded and extending as in the said Patent is mentioned and exprest relation being thereunto had more fully appeareth; Also two hundred and sixty acers in the said Parish and County granted by Patent unto sd SAMLL. GRIFFIN dated the sd 24th day of May which the sd last mentioned land is bounded measuring and extending as in said last mentioned Patent is expressed and all wood underwood Timber and appertinances to sd tract of land belonging and all the right and all Patents Deeds of writing conerning the premisses To have and to hold both the said Tracts of land and by the said severall Patents granted with their rights to the sd LEROY GRIFFIN his heirs forever and the sd SAMLL. GRIFFIN for himselfe and the sd SARAH his Wife doth covinant the sd LEROY GRIFFIN the sd Tracts of land hereby granted will forever warrant and defend against all persons clayming any right for the same (except only such rents as shall from henceforth grow due to the Cheif Lords of the fee In Witness whereof the sd parties have sett their hands and seales
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of
      JOHN POUND SAMLL. GRIFFIN
      TEILEIFFE ALLURSON the mark SARAH GRIFFIN
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa: 4 die May 1687 et recordr. xi die

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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 7, Part II - 1686-1688; Antient Press: pg 334-338
      THIS INDENTURE made the second day of May 1686 and in the third year of the Reign of our Sovereigne Lord James the second &c. Between SAMLL. GRIFFIN of NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY Gent. and SARAH his Wife of the one part and LEROY GRIFFIN of Rappa. County Gent., Son and heir apparent of THOS: GRIFFIN, late of the same County deced, of the other part. Whereas the sd THO: GRIFFIN bought and purchased of MOORE FANTLEROY late of LANCASTER COUNTY by Deed under his hand and seale bearing date the 22nd of 7ber 1653, Six hundred and seventy acers of land being as in the sd Deed is mentioned whereto relation being had may appeareth, And whereas the sd THO: GRIFFIN held by Patent bearing date the 4th of July 1633, One thosuand sixty four acers of land which the said LEROY GRIFFIN repatented the 10th of February 1663, and in the 16th yeare of the Reigne of our late Sovereigne Lord King Charles the second, which sd last mentioned land is bounded as in the last recited Patent is expressed to which relation may also more fully appeareth And Whereas the sd SAMLL. GRIFFIN in a certain writeing of Indenture under his hand and wale bearing date the 4th day of March 1661, did give and grant unto THO: GRIFFIN, Son of the sd THO: GRIFFIN deced, and Brother to the sd LEROY all right of a tract of land mencioned in the Patent conteyning One thousand forty and six acers and is dated the first day of January 1660 and that the sd last mentioned land should be unto the sd THO: GRIFFIN his heires forever, But provided he died without issue of his body lawfully begotten that then he did give and grant the therein mencioned land unto WINIFRED GRIFFIN, Sister of the sd THOMAS and LEROY and her heires and assignes forever which the sd THOMAS, the Son, and WINIFRED, are both deceased without issue and the sd land last mentioned is come unto the sd LEROY as heire to the Survivour of them since which also the sd LEROY GRIFFIN as heire hath entered into and now remaineth in the quiet and peaceable possession of all the fore recited premisses and Whereas the sd SARAH as Wife formerly to the said THOMAS GRIFFIN, the Father, and at present Wife to the sd SAMLL. GRIFFIN, hath or might pretend right of Dower to all the before recited lands Now This Indenture Witnesseth that the sd SAMLL. GRIFFIN and SARAH his Wife for a good and valuable consideration to them in hand paid by the sd LEROY GRIFFIN have given unto the sd LEROY GRIFFIN his heires and assignes forever the quiett and peaceable possession of all ye interest and demands whatsoever of the sd SAMLL. GRIFFIN and SARAH his Wife which they or any of them have or claime to all the before mencioned tracts of land by right of Dower or pretence whatsoever And the sd SAMLL. GRIFFIN for himselfe and the sd SARAH his Wife doth hereby grant with the sd LEROY GRIFFIN that he the sd SAMLL, and SARAH will acknowledge these presents for the further confermacon In Witness whereof the sd parties have set their hands and seales
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of
      SAMLL. CHURCHILL, SAMLL. GRIFFIN
      JOHN POUND SARAH GRIFFIN
      TEILIFF ALLURSEN
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa: 4 die May 1687 et record 12th die
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I SARAH GRIFFIN for sundry considerations thereunto moving do make my loving Friend, DENNIS CARTY my true and lawful! Attorney for me to make ackowledgement of my Right of Dower in several! tracts of land sold by me Husband, SAMLL. GRIFFIN, unto LEROY GRIFFIN, my Son, as by two several! Instruments or Deed bearing date the 2nd of May 1687 may appeare and what my sd Attorney shall act and doe I do ratify to be as full and ample to all intents as if I were personal! present. Witness my hand and seale this 2nd of May 1687
      Teste MARY MILLS SARAH GRIFFIN
      MARY LUNTHE marke of
      Recordr. Cur Com Rappa: 12 die May 1687
      I LEROY GRIFFIN do hereby authorize and depute my Loving Brother, Mr. WM. TAYLOE, to accept for my use the acknowledgement (before his Maties Justices of peace sitting in Court of Rappa: County) of a Deed of Bargaine and Sale made by SAMLL. GRIFFIN and SARAH his Wife unto me the sd LEROY of two tracts of land in said County and also of one Deed of Release made by and from the sd SAMLL. and SARAH to me the sd LEROY all their right of three tracts of land therein mencioned both which Deed are dated the
      second day of May 1686 hereby ratifieing what my sd Attorney shall do in the premisses Witness my hand and seal this 3rd day of May 1687
      LEROY GRIFFIN
      Record Cur Com 23th die May 1687

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