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

John Wood

Male Abt 1645 - 1701  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name John Wood 
    Born Abt 1645 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Apr 1701  Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I084002  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Family Abigail MNU Wood,   b. Bef 1649,   d. Aft 1701, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years) 
    Married Bef 1665  Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Wood,   b. Abt 1665, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1700, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     2. Thomas Wood,   b. Bef 1680, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1709/10, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F36153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 75)
      IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen, this Sixth day of October Ano: Domin : 1697, I JOHN WOOD of the County of Essex doe make this my last Will & Testament.
      Imprimis I bequeath my Soule to God that gave itt and my body to the earth from whence it was taken in sure and certaine hope of Resurrection to Everlasting Life through the meritts of or: Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ and my Temporal Estate that God of his greate mercy hath lent me I give & bequeath in manner & forme as followeth: Item I give and bequeath my land that I now live on that I bought of Capt. EDWARD MOSELEY and Mr. TOBIAS INGRAM unto my Son, THOMAS WOOD, after the decease of his Mother, to him the said THOMAS WOOD my Son to have hold and injoy the said land to him and the heires of his owne body lawfully begotten forever & in default of such heires unto my Son, HENRY WOOD, & the heires of his body lawfully begotten & in default of such heires unto MARY WOOD, now Wife of my Son, THOMAS WOOD, & her heires forever
      Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife, ABIGAILL WOOD, all my personall estate goods & chattles saveying & excepting that if after my decease my Wife should think Fitt to intermarry, then my Will is that of my personall Estate there be delivered by my beloved Wife unto JOHN WOOD, my Grandson, the Son of HENRY WOOD, one Cow with her calfe to the use and sole behoofe of him the said JOHN WOOD & his heires for ever & unto ELIZABETH, the Daughter of my Son, HENRY WOOD, one Cow with her calfe to the use and sole behoofe of her the said ELIZABETH and her heires forever
      Item I will that my Son, THOMAS WOOD, dureing the life of his Mother shall have hold & enjoy to his oven proper use & behoofe my Forty Foote Tobo: House that standeth at the South end of my Plantation, together with the moyety or one halfe part of the cleare ground fenced & unfenced that lyeth at the end of my Plantation to Witt the South end next & adjoyning to the said Tobacco House, that is to say, one half. of my Plantation not extending to take in my Dwelling House with free liberty and priviledge to cleare what groiind he shall have occasion for & free liberty of Ingress & Egress and Regresse for himself for building fencing cleareing and raysing & keepeing a Stock Item I will ordaine & appoint my beloved Wife Exereci. of this my last Will and Testament hereby revokeing & making void all former Will & Wills by me heretofore had & made appointing this & none other to be my Will and Testament. Witness my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written
      Signed sealed and published in pr:sence of
      THO: PARKER SENR. JOHN WOOD
      DAVID JENKINS
      Prov'd by the Oath of DAVID JENKINS in Essex County Court yee 10th day of April 1701 & truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN that wee ABIGALL WOOD, DAVID JENKINS & THO: WOOD of the County of Essex are firmely bound unto JOHN CATLETT Gent., President of said County Court in the summe of One hundred pounds Sterl. to the payment thereof we bind ourselves Witness our hands and seales this 10th day of Aprill 1701
      The Condicon of the above obligacon is if ABIGALL WOOD who att a Court held for Essex County the day & yeare abovesd obteyned a Probate of the last Will of JNO: WOOD deced shall att all time hereafter fullfill the Will, pay & satisfie all such Legatees as therein are expressed & doe all the Law enjoynes in such cases, Then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remaine in full force
      Signed sealed and delivered in pr:sence of us
      THOMAS HUCKLESCOTF, ABIGALL WOOD
      HEN: GOARE DAVID JENKINS
      THOMAS WOOD
      Acknowledged in Essex County ye 10th day of Aprill 1701 & timely recorded
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      1699-1702 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 85
      Essex County Court 10th of April 1701
      - A probate of the last Will & Testamt. of JNO: WOOD deced is granted to ABIGAIL WOOD, his Wife, exrx. thereof, giveing security according to Law
      The Probate Bond of JNO: WOODS Will was acknowledged & ordered to be recorded
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      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      GIBSON, MAGDALEN, 7 September, 1685;4 August, 1686.
      To son Tobias Ingram and his first child lawfully begotten my whole estate to be equally had and enjoyed between them saving such legacies exceptions and cautions here underneath set down alwaies provided in Case of the Death of the sd. Child that then the second Child of my son or the third wch shall be the eldest survivor shall enjoy my Estate Joyntly with my son as above sd but what stock of hoggs I have I will to my son Tobias Ingram have hold and enjoy them to his own proper use & behoof saving six sows and four barrows wch I will that he pay ad Child in Copartnership with him at the time that it shall attain the age of eighteen years. To John Gray one gray gelding horse branded with JB about three years old. To Arabella White one heifer of a year old. Executor Tobias Ingram Joyning with him John Gray to be his oversere & assistant.
      Wit. THO: PARKER, NATH : ALLEN. Page 78.
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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 216
      THIS INDENTURE made this 2 of May in the yeare 1679 Betweene JOHN WOOD and ABIGALL his Wife both of the County of Rappae: of the one party and WILLIAM BALY of the same County of the other party Witnesseth that the said WOOD and his Wife for the valuable sume of Sixteen hundred pounds of good sound merchantable tobacco with Cask in hand received by Bill, to be paid according to the tenor of the Bill have sold unto the said WM: BALY and his heires and assignes a certaine parcell of land in the County aforesaid and in the Parish of Sittingburne being One hundred and seventy acres of land To have and to hold to him the said BALY or his heires forever, without any lett of the said JOHN WOOD or ABIGALL his Wife or their heires clayming any part and it is further agreed that the said JOHN WOOD shall at all times keep harmless from any persons whatsoever undr, them to any part thereof and it is further agreed between the said parties that the said JOHN and ABIGALL his Wife will make a confession of this their Deed at the next Court held for this County and for the true performance thereof they do bind themselves. In Witness that this is our voluntary -act and deed wee have set our hands and Seales
      in prsence of us THO: NEW, JOHN WOOD
      DAVID WILLSON ABIGALL WOOD
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae; 7 die Maii 1679
      KNOW ALL MEN that I ABIGALL WOOD the Wife of JOHN WOOD of the County of Rappae: doe by these impower him the subscribed hereof to acknowledge a peice of land sold to WM: BALY as much as if I myselfe were in place as Witness my hand this 6th of May 1679
      THO: NEW ABIGALL WOOD
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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 352
      June Cort. 1682). I WILLIAM BAYLEY of the County of Rappae: for a valluable consideration of one thousand pounds of tobacco and a Mare in hand received of JOHN WOOD of the same County, Planter, doe assigne and make over from me my heires all my right and intrest of the within mentioned convayance of One hundred and Seaventy acres of land unto said JOHN WOOD his heires or assignes, And Further I sd BAYLEY doe engadge myselfe in the penalty of five thousand pounds of tobo: to acknowledge it unto the said JOHN WOOD his heires or assignes in the Court of Rappae: this next Court As Witness my hand and seale this 5th day of May 1682
      Signed Sealed and delivered in
      prsence of us GEORGE PLAY, WILLIAM BAYLEY
      ROBERT PLAY
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae: 7 die Junii 1682
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      1686-1688 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 238-239
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I EDWARD MOSLEY of the County of Rappahannock do for the valluable consideration of Three thousand Six hundred pounds of Tobb: already by Bill paid do sell unto JOHN WOOD of the sd County his heires a certain parcel of land lying adjacent to the Plantation where I now dwell that is to say, (Vitt)., beginning at a white Oak on the South side of a branch on the MAINE ROAD side and runing along the sd Branch til it comes to my outside line and thence along my outside line till it comes to the MAINE ROAD thence along the sd ROAD to the afore men cioned white Oake where it first began and do give to the sd JOHN WOOD his heires forever with all rights and appurtenances belonging To have and to hold to his proper use and behoof without any hindrance of the sd EDWARD MOSLEY or any persons under me And Further the said EDWARD MOSELEY doth oblige himself at the reasonable request of the sd JOHN WOOD to acknowledge the aforesd. land in person at the first or second Court on either side of the River of Rappa: the sd JOHN WOOD paying the rents shall be due to our Sovereigne Lord the King In Witness the sd EDWARD MOSLEY path sett his hand and seale this eleventh day of May 1686
      Signed sealed and delivered in prsents of
      ROBERT BROOKE, EDWARD MOSLEY
      GEO: DOBIN
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa 19th die May 1686
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      1686-1688 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 341-342
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I EDWARD MOSELEY of the County of Rappa. do for a valuable consideration of Four thousands of Tobb. already by Bill received grant sell and confirme unto JOHN WOOD his heires forever a certain parcell of land be it more or less Beginning at a marked white Oake on the MANE ROAD side and running up the MANE ROAD unto the line of TOBIAS INGRAM thence along the sd INGRAMs line unto a line which was formerly RICHARD COLEMANs, thence South along the sd line till it comes to a PATH which is commonly called RICHARD GOODS PATH, thence down the sd PATH to the place where it began and do hereby give from me my heires to the sd JOHN WOOD forever with all its rights and appertenances together with all houses buildings and all other appertenances belonging together with all the premises to his proper use without any lett of the sd MOSELEY his heires or any other person under me claiming and further the sd EDWARD MOSELEY doth oblige himselfe to acknowledge the aforesd land in person at the first Court held on the side of Rappa: River the sd WOOD his heires paying the rents from henceforth shall be due to our Sovereigne Lord the King. In Witness whereof the sd EDWARD MOSELEY hath sett his hand and seale this 5th day of Aprill 1687
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
      ROBT BROOKE, EDW: MOSELEY
      WM. MANNING
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa: 4 die May 1687 et record 20th die
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 7, Part II - 1686-1688; Antient Press: p 375
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN WOOD of the County of Rappa: out of the tender love and affection unto FRANCES NEWMAN, Daughter of THOS: NEWMAN, do hereby freely give and grant unto the sd FRANCES NEWMAN one mare Fillie with all her encrease excepting the first mare fillie she brings which shall be given unto ELIZABETH NEWMAN, her Sister, with all her encrease for ever As Witness my hand this 8th of Septr. 1687, JOHN WOOD
      Recordr. Cur Com Rappa 19th die 7bris 1687
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      1686-1688 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 412-412
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I TOBIAS INGRAM of the County of Rappa: do for a valuable consideracon already in hand paid give unto JOHN WOOD of the same County his heires forever a certain parcell of land about twelve acers be the same more or less beginning at a marked Pockickory being a corner tree and running from thence along EDWARD MOSLEY outside line till it comes to the MANE ROADE and so down along the MANE ROADE and till it comes to the land which the sd WOOD purchased of EDWARD MOSELEY for its other bounds to the corner tree where it first begun and do hereby give &c, to the sd JOHN WOOD forever with all and singular its rights and appertinances To have and to hold without any lett or disturbance of the sd TOBIAS INGRAM his heires or any other persons claiming any part thereof and further the sd TOBIAS INGRAM doth oblige himseife at the reasonable request of sd JOHN WOOD to acknowledge the aforesaid land in person at the first or second Court on either side of the River of Rappa: the sd JOHN WOOD paying the rents shall from henceforth bernme due to our Sovereigne Lord the King In Witness whereof sd TOBIAS INGRAM hath sett his hand & seale this Eighth day of May 1688
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of
      JOHN WEALE, [Veale] TOBIAS INGRAM
      RO: BROOKE
      Recognitr in Cur Cora Rappa: 6 die Junii 1688 et record 26th die
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      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 63-64
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we DAVID JENKINS & ANNE JENKINS my Wife of the Parish of SITTINGBOURNE in County of Essex for Ten thousand pounds of Lawfull tobacco hath granted unto the said JOHN WOOD his heirs forever and we the said DAVID JENKINS & ANN JENKINS by these presents loth sell unto the said JOHN WOOD his heirs and assignes forever all that Fifty acres of Land given and bequeathed unto me the said ANN JENKINS by my former Husband, GEORGE WILLIAMS, late of the said County deced. in his last Will & Testament bearing date ye 24th day of Janry: 1687, with all & singular its rights together with all houses woods & appurtenances belonging all wch: said Fifty acres of Land are scituate & being within the said Pish : of SITTINGBOURNE and County of Essex, it being part of a tract of land which formerly belonged to Capt. WM. MOSELEY & sold & conveyed by him unto TOBIAS INGRAM ye Elder, and the said Fifty acres thereof sold by TOBIAS INGRAM Son & Heir of the said TOBIAS INGRAM ye Elder unto ye above said GEORGE WILLIAMS by one Deed of Sale bearing date the 21st day of November Ano. 1687 & acknowledged in ye County Court of RAPPA: ye 3d. day of fiber: next then ensueing as by the Records of the said Court may more at large appear; bounded as followeth; Beginning at a corner tree thereof by a Branch that cometh out of OCCUPACON CREEKE & runing along the line of JOHN COOK, his land for breadth, & for length in to the Woods according to the bounds in the abovesd. Deed of Sale; To have & to hold the said Fifty acres of land & all other the premisses with every of their rights unto the said JOHN WOOD his heirs & assignes & we the said DAVID JENKINS and ANN JENKINS the said Land will warrant & defend by these presents against us & our heirs & all other persons whatsoever without any disturbance Witness our hands & seales this nineth day of September in ye eight year of his Maties
      Reign 1696
      Sealed & delivered in ye presence of
      THO: PARKER, JOHN JENKINS
      JOHN COOK, his marke ANN v. JENKINS, her marke
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of September 1696
      Test FRANCIS MERIIVETHER, CI Cur
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      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 80-81
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN WOOD of the Parish of SITTING BOURNE and County of Essex together with ABIGAILL my Wife for ye sum of Ten thousand pounds of lawfull tobacco to us in hand paid by DAVID JENKINS of the sd County by these presents have granted unto ye sd DAVID JENKINS his heirs & assignes forever all that Fifty acres of Land formerly sold unto me ye sd. JOHN WOOD by the sd. DAVID JENKINS & ANN JENKINS his Wife, with all & singular its rights houses orchards woods & appurtenances belonging, all which said Land & premisses are scituate within the said Parish of SITTINGBOURNE & County of Essex, it being part of a tract of land wch: formerly belonging to Capt. WM. MOSELEY & by him sold unto TOBIAS INGRAM ye Elder and ye sd. Fifty acres thereof by TOBIAS INGRAM, Son & heir of the sd. TOBIAS ye Elder, was sold unto GEORGE WILLIAMS, then of ye County of RAPPA: by one Deed of Sale bearing date ye 21st day of November 1684 & acknowledged in the County Court of RAPPA: ye third day of December then next ensueing as by the Records doth appear & by the said GEORGE WILLIAMS bequeathed unto his then Wife, ANN WILLIAMS, now ANN JENKINS, ye Wife of DAVID JENKINS, & her heirs in his last Will and Testamt., and by the sd. ANN WILLIAMS now ANN JENKINS together with her said Husband, DAVID JENKINS, sold unto me the said JOHN WOOD & my heirs & assignes by one Deed of Sale bearing date ye 9th day of September in ye eighth year of his Mats. Reign 1696; the said Fifty acres of Land being bounded as followeth; begining at a corner tree thereof by a Branch that cometh out of OCCUPACIA CREEK & runing along the line of ye Land of JNO: COOK for breadth & for length into the Woods according to ye bounds set down in ye abovesd. Deed of Sale of TOBIAS INGRAM; To have & to hold ye abovesd. land and pre- misses unto ye sd DAVID JENKINS his heirs & assignes & further we the said JOHN WOOD & ABIGAILL my Wife the said Land will warrant& defend against ye said JOHN WOOD & ABIGAILL WOOD our heirs & assigns and all other persons lawfully claiming under
      them or either of them forever; Witness our hands & seales this Twenty first day of September 1696
      Sealed & delivered in the presence of
      THO: PARKER, JOHN WOOD
      JOHN COOKE, ABIGAILL WOOD
      CASANDRA WOOD, her marke
      Acknowledged & Right of Dower relinquished at a Court held for Essex County the 10th day of 9br: 1696 Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur


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      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 38)
      TO ALL TO WHOM these pr:sents shall come I JOHN WOOD of ye Parish of Sittenborne in ye County of Essex within ye Colony of Virginia, Planter, send greeting Now Know ye that I ye sd. JOHN WOOD as well for ye good will love & affection wch: I have unto my loveing Grandchild, JNO: WOOD, Sonne of HENRY WOOD deced, as alsoe for divers other considerations hath given unto him ye sd JNO: WOOD all that parcell of land being in ye Parish & County aforesd. containing One hundred & seventy acres wch: sd. tract of land I purchased of ROBERT & THOMAS MOSS as by Assignment of a Deed of Sale bearing date ye 11th day of July 1674; And also twenty & nine acres of land more granted to me by Patent bearing date ye 3d day of Octobr: 1690, adjoyning to ye aforesd. One hundred & seventy acres wch: sd. Conveyance & Patten together containes One hundred Ninety & nine acres bounded as will appear by ye aforesd. Conveyance & Patent relation being had together wth: all appurtenances & alsoe all ye Estate, tight to ye same which sd tracts or parcells of land are now in ye occupation of CASANDER WOOD, Widow, and Mother of ye sd JOHN WOOD, To have & to hold ye sd parcells of land wth: all houses orchards gardens & other ye premisses unto ye sd JNO. WOOD & ye heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten for ever And if it soe happen ye sd JNO. WOOD dye without issue then I give ye aforesd. land to his Brother, HENRY WOOD, & his heirs lawfully to be begotten forever & if ye sd HENRY should dye without such lawful! heir then to ELIZ: WOOD, Sister of ye sd JOHN & HENRY WOOD and her heirs lawfully begotten for ever, And if it happen that ye sd ELIZ: WOOD should dye without such lawfull heir as aforesd. then after ye decease of CASANDER WOOD (Mother of ye aforesd, JOHN, HENRY & ELIZA ) 1 give ye aforesd. land unto my Sonne, THOMAS WOOD, & his heirs lawfully to be begotten And ye said JNO: WOOD for himselfe and his heirs ye sd parcel! of land hereby granted & sold wth: the appurtenances unto ye sd JNO: WOOD his heirs & assignes and ye heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten forever against him ye sd JNO: WOOD and all other p:sons wt:soever claiming under him In Wiliness whereof ye sd JOHN WOOD, Grand Father of ye above named JOHN, HENRY &ELIZABETH WOOD, hath hereunto sett his hand and affixed his seale ye 10th day of May 1700
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of us
      JOHN PEATLE, JOHN WOOD
      THOMAS MUNDAY
      JOHN SPIRES
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of May 1700 truely recorded

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