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

Peter Dudley

Male Bef 1695 - 1734  (> 39 years)


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  • Name Peter Dudley 
    Born Bef 1695  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Apr 1734  Lunenburg Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I127205  Tree1
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2021 

    Father Richard Dudley,   b. Bef 1658, Kingston Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1717, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth MNU Dudley,   b. Bef 1670,   d. Aft 1722, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F33772  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joyce MNU Dudley,   b. Bef 1699,   d. Aft 1742, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years) 
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F49561  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1725-1753 Richmond County, Virginia Will Book 5 [Robert K. Headley, jr.]; p.227
      - Peter DUDLEY, inv; 1 Apr 1734 [This inv., signed by Joyce DUDLEY, included a servant woman named Christian
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      1736-1743 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 6; [Antient Press]; Page 222-224
      1733. Dr. The Estate of MR. PETER DUDLEY deced: in Tobo. & money (some entries) . . paid DR. PARKER; do CAPT. YOUNGER; do NATHA. FOGG; do BENJAMIN GRAVES; do JAMES GRIFFING; do MAJR. WARING; do JOHN COLLECT; do COLO. TAYLOE; do COLO. JOSEPH SMITHs Exrs.; do WM. GREENWAY; do SAMUEL CORNINGS; do MR. GWYN; do OWIN JONES; do the Revd. MR. SHORTHOSE;
      (1734) Do DR. PARKER for Phisick to ye famaley; paid for schooling of the children; paid MR. ALLINs Judgmt. from ye General Court; do MR. BARRIDALL atto. fee in that suite; do WM. DUNNs Sheriffs fee; do Secretarys fees; do COLO. BEVERLEYs fees; do WM. DUNN for 3 levies; do 3 levies; to clothing & tooling the Negroes from 1734 to 1738; to Boarding & clothing 4 small children 5 years; paid WM. COPE for cureing a Negro man was frost bitten; paid NICHO. MINOR; paid JOHN HARDY Wigmaker his balla.;
      CONTRA: By the amount of the Inventory; by Colo. DAINGERFIELD; by Capt. DAINGER-FIELD; by MR. EDWD. DAINGERFIELD; by JAMES CURTICE; by SMALL. MAYNARD; by MR. STUBBLEFIELD; by DR. ARMOR; by the WIDDOW ASBURY; by COLO. BEVERLEY, by DR. CANNON, by Capt. BELFIELD; by MARY OSBURN; by CAPT. WILCOX; by JOHN HAZEL; by COVINGTON SEARLE, by JOHN SLAYTOR; by EDMD. COLLINSWORTH per sundry accts.; by THOMAS MEACHEN. by the Crop of Tobo, (also for 1734 & 1735); by MRS. BROWN for hyer of Negro Leaverston; 1736 by crop of Tobo; 1737 by do; by JAMES CURTICE for hyer of Neagro Leaverston; 1738 by crop of Tobo; by MRS. MEGGS for hyer of Negro Leaverston; by cash received of EDWD. ANDERSON; by cash not Inventoryed;
      Dr. Mr. MATTHEW WELLMAN & JOYCE his Wife Administrs, of Mr. PETER DUDLEY deceased (1739) to ballance due to the Estate;
      Cr. by their proper part of the decedents Estate; ballance due to the orphans
      IN OBEDIENCE to an Order of the Worshipful) Court of Essex we the Subscribers have examined such accots. as were laid before us by MATTEW WELMAN and JOYCE his Wife and find the above ballance of 3231 1/2 lbs of Tobacco & £75..12..5 1/2 due to the orphans and likewise in Obedience to the said order we have divided the Neagroes in manner following viz. Leavington, Punch & Hannah are set apart for the orphans; Jack & Tucker are aloted for the Administrs. But those two negroes exceed their proportionable part of the neagroes £4..6..8 as by their value in the Inventory relation being had thereunto will more at large appeare
      THOS.EDMONDSON
      JNO. SEAYRES THOS. DAVIS
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tapp & on the 18th day of December 1739 This Settlement & division of the Estate of PETER DUDLEY deced was returned and ordered to be recorded

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      1732-1734 Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 10; Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 137
      - At a Court held for Richmond County the Fifth day of November 1733
      - Levy laid Upon consideration of the severall Claims against this County, ordered that there be allowed to the respective Claimers as follows; lbs. tobacco
      To the Widow DUDLEY for keeping Ferry over RAPPAHANOCK CREEKE 1500
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      1732-1734 Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 10; Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 151-152
      Richmond County Court 4th of March 1733/34
      - DUDLEY p Admon DUDLEY'S Estate
      JOYCE DUDLEY, Relict of PETER DUDLEY, deced., came into Court and made Oath that PETER DUDLEY departed this life without making any Will so far as she knows or believes and on her Petition and giveing security for her just and faithfull administration of the Decedent's Estate Certificate is granted her for obtaining Letters of Administration in due fame
      - DUDLEY &c. ack Bond
      JOYCE DUDLEY, ALVIN MOUNTJOY and JOSEPH RUSSELL, JUNIOR came into Court and acknowledged their Bond for JOYCE DUDLEY's just and faithfull administration of the Estate of PETER DUDLEY, deced. which is ordered to be recorded
      - DUDLEY's Estate to be appaised
      BENJAMIN WINSLOW, JAMES GRIFFIN, BENJAMIN WAGGONER and THOMAS GATEWOOD or any three of them sometime between this and the next Court to be held for the County of Richmond are appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of PETER DUDLEY, deced., which shall be presented to their view nd make report thereof of said next Court, ALEXANDER PARKER Gent. or any other Justices of the Peace for the County of ESSEX is requested to administer an Oath to the Appraisers for their true appraisment of the deced.'s Estate as also to JOYCE DUDLEY, the Administratrix, for her true discovery thereof
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      1732-1734 Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 10; Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 172
      Richmond County Court 1st of April 1734
      - DUDLEY's Anpraismt recorded
      The Appraisment of the Estate of PETER DUDLEY, deced., being this day returned, it is ordered that the same be recorded
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      1716-1718 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 15, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 79.
      Will of Richard Dudley of Southfarnham Parish in the County of Essex being very sick and weak in body., dated 10 Dec, 1716.
      Unto my beloved daughter Elizabeth Gatewood twenty shillings
      sterling and likewise to my daughter Dorothy Gatewood twenty shillings.
      Unto my dearly beloved wife Elizabeth Dudley during her life my whole estate, all my Negros, and after her decease to my beloved, son Pete Dudley.
      Peter shall take care to see his three sisters Frances, Mary and Margaret Dudley be brought up until they be at age.
      Richd. (R D) Dudley
      Wit: John Haile,, Jno. Billups, Geo. Thompson.
      16 July 1717. Proved by John: Billups and George Thompson.
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      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 207. Will of Charles Gresham of the Parish of St Ann's and County of Essex, being sick and weak in body dated 3 March 1725.
      Unto welbeloved son Thomas Gresham one Negro woman Jenny when he shall come to the age of twenty one years
      Unto my welbeloved wife Mary Gresham and my five sons Robert Gresham, Thomas Gresham, and William Gresham and Charles Gresham and John Gresham eleven head of cattle equally divided.
      Unto my welbeloved wife and my five sons all my personall estate equally all my hoggs, beds, horses and dishes and plates.
      My well beloved wife Mary look after my Children till they shall come of age twenty one years.
      My beloved wife Mary Gresham executor.
      Charles (X) Gresham
      Wit: Thos.Winslow, Peter Dudley, Mary Pagett.
      21 June 1727 Proved by Peter Dudley and Mary Pagett. 10 Aug. 1727. Proved by the executrix.
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      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 46-47
      Know all men by these presents that we PETER DUDLEY, FRANCIS GOULDMAN and THOMAS HALLAND are bound unto our Sovereign Lord the King in sum of Ten thousand pounds of Tobacco to this payment to be made we bind ourselves this 17th day of March 1724
      The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Peter Dudley hath obtained a Lycence to keep an Ordinary at ye house late JOHN SMITHS now if the said Peter Dudley shall constantly provide in his Ordinary good wholesom and cleanly Lodging & Dyet for travellers & Stableage Fodder & provender or pasturage and provender as the season shall require for their horses for & during the term of one year from the seventeenth day of this Instant & shall not permit any unlawful! gameing in his house nor on the Sabbath day suffer any to tipple or drink more than is necessary then this obligation to be void or of none effect otherwise to remain in full force.
      In presence of ROBT PARKER, Peter Dudley
      RICHD TUNSTALL ffra. Gouldman
      Thos Halland At a Court continued & held for Essex County ye 17th day of March 1724
      This Bond ordered to be recorded
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      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 122. Bond of Peter Dudley who has license to keep ordinary at his house to provide good wholesome cleanly lodging and diet for travellers and stableage, fodder and provender or pasturage and provender as the season shall require for their horses. For 1000 pounds of tobacco. 15 March 1725 [1726]. Securities, John Pickett and William Pickett. Peter Dudley
      John Pickett
      William Pickett
      Wit W. Heny. Terrett.
      15 March 1725 [1726]. Acknowledged.
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      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 264-265
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we PETER DUDLEY NATHANIEL FOGG, and CHARLES MUNDAY are bound unto our Sovereign Lord George in the sum of Ten thousand pounds of Tobacco this 20th day of June 1727
      THE CONDITION of this Obligation is such that Whereas Peter Dudley hath obtained a license to keep an ordinary at his house if therefore the said Peter doth constantly find & provide in his said Ordinary good wholesome and cleanly lodging & diet fur travellers & Stableage loader & provender or pasturage & provender as the Season shall require for their horses for and during the term of one year from the 20th day of this Instant June & shall not suffer any unlawfull gambling in his house nor on the Sabbath day suffer any to tiple or drink more then is necessary Then this obligation to be void & of none effect otherwise to remain in full force
      In presence W HENY TERRETT Peter Dudley
      Nathl Fogg
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court Charles Munday
      20th June1727 & ordered to be recorded
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      1728-1733 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 19; [Antient Press]; Page 17
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee PETER DUDLEY, JOSEPH LEEMON & JOHN PICKET are held and firmly bound unto our Sovereign Lord GEORGE in the full sum of Tenn thousand pounds of Tobacco this 20th day of May 1729
      THE CONDITION of this obligation is such that Whereas the above bound PETER DUDLEY hath obtained a Lycence to keep an ORDINARY at his House Now if therefore the sd PETER DUDLEY doth constantly provide in his ORDINARY good wholesome & cleanly lodging & dyet for Travellers & Stableage fodder & provender or Pasturage and Provender as the Season shall require for their Horses dureing the term of one whole year from the day of the date hereof & shall not suffer any unlawfull gaming in his house nor on the Sabbath day suffer any to Tipple or drink more then is necessary that the above obligation to be void Else to remain in full power
      PETER DUDLEY
      JOSEPH LEEMON JOHN PICKET
      This Bond was acknowledged in Essex County Court the 20th day of May 1729 by PETER DUDLEY & JOHN PICKET to be their act and deed which was ordered to be recorded
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      1728-1733 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 19; [Antient Press]; Page 195-196
      THIS INDENTURE made the XXth day of January in the year of our Lord MDCCXXX Between CHRISTOPHER BEVERLEY of KING & QUEEN COUNTY Gent of one part and PETER DUDLEY of RICHMOND COUNTY Planter of the other part Witnesseth thatsd CHRISTOPHER BEVERLEY for the sum of Ten pounds fifteen shillings Current money to him paid or secured to be paid doth demise sett & to farm lett unto the sd PETER DUDLEY the house & Tenement where JAMES BYROM late lived together with eighty acres of land thereto adjoyning in the Parish of South farnham & County of Essex To Have and To Hold unto the sd PETER DUDLEY his Exrs. & assigns for the full time & term of twenty & one years from day of these presents paying therefore yearly on the feast day of St, Michael the Archangel the royal Quitrent of the sd land & one ear of Indian Corn and the sd PETER DUDLEY shall not comic waste and if sd rent be unpaid by space of thirty days in any year that then sd CHRISTOPHER BEVERLEY to reenter & the same to have again and the sd CHRISTOPHER BEVERLEY for himself doth warrant the sd land to the sd PETER DUDLEY. In Witness whereof the parties have sett their hands and Seals
      in presence of BENJA WINSLOW, CHR BEVERLEY
      BENJA WAGGENER, RICHARD DUDLEY
      At a Court held for Essex County on the XVIth day of March MDCCXXX
      CHRISTOPHER BEVERLEY Gent acknowledged this Lease indented to PETER DUDLEY which is admitted to record
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      1732-1734 Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 10; Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 46
      Richmond County Court 2d of April 1733
      -DUDLEY to keep Ordinary
      On the motion of PETER DUDLEY liberty is hereby given him to keep an ORDINARY where he now lives dureing the term of one year giveing security
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      1738-1742 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 22; [Antient Press]; Page 384-385
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee MATHEW WILLMAN, FRANCIS ATTWOOD and GABRIEL JONES of Southfarnham Parish and County of Essex are bound unto ALVIN MOUNT JOY of Luningsburgh Parrish and County of RICHMOND in the full sum of Five hundred pounds Current money of Virginia this 17th day of August 1742. NOW WHEREAS the abovesd ALVIN MOUNTJOY was Security for JOICE DUDLEYs Administration of the Estate of PETER DUDLEY late of the County of RICHMOND deced husband to the said JOICE DUDLEY and the said JOICE has since intermarried with the above bound MATHEW WILLMAN who now is in possession of all and Singular the Estate of abovesaid PETER DUDLEY deced
      THE CONDITION of the above obligation is such that if the above bound MATHEW WILLMAN, FRANCIS ATTWOOD & GABRIEL JONES their heirs and every of them shall pay unto the Children of PETER DUDLEY deced and every of them as they shall come to age or otherwise Qualified to receive their perportion of their deceased fathers Estate and allso at all times keep indemnified the abovesd ALVIN MOUNTJOY from all troubles that shall or may cum against the abovesd ALVIN MOUNTJOY by means of his being Security for the Estate of sd: PETTER DUDLEY deced that then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force
      in presents of us ROBT: SP. COLEMAN, MATTHEW WELLMAN
      SAML, PRICE, W. MILLER FRS. ATTWOOD GABRIEL JONES
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the 17th day of August 1742
      MATTHEW WELLMAN, FRANCIS ATTWOOD and GABRIEL JONES acknowledged this bond to be their act and deed which on the motion of said ALVIN MOUNTJOY was admitted to record
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      1742-1745 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 23; [Antient Press]; Page 98-99
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we MATTHEW WELLMAN, JOHN SEAYRES and FRANCIS JONES of the County of Essex and Parish of SOUTHFARNHAM are held and firmly bound unto GABRIEL JONES and FRANCIS ATTWOOD in the just summ of One thousand pounds Sterling and for which payment well and truely to be made we bind our selves our heirs Executors and Administrators joyntly and severally and firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this 20th day of December Anno 1743
      The Conditon of the above obligation is such that whereas the above sd. GABRIEL JONES and FRANCIS ATTWOOD became Counter Security to ALVIN MOUNTJOY for the abovesd. MATTHEW WELLMAN's and JOYCE his Wife's due Administration of all and singular the goods chattles rights and credits of PETER DUDLEY deced., by their Bond bearing date some time in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty 2; Now thereore if the abovesaid MATTHEW WELMAN shall in all things well and sufficiently save harmless and indemnified the abovesaid GABRIEL JONES and FRANCIS ATTWOOD their heirs Executors & Admrs. from all manner of actions costs and damages whatsoever that shall arise or be prosecuted agst. them, the sd. GABRIEL JONES or FRANCIS ATTWOOD their heirs, concerning their being security as aforesaid, then the above obligation to be void and of none effect, otherwise to be and remain in full power and virtue as abovesaid
      Signed sealed and delivered in presents of
      JA: JONES MATTHEW WELLMAN
      BEN: JOHNSON, JOHN SEAYRES
      ANTHO: SALE FRANCIS JONES
      At a Court continued and held for Essex County at Tappa: on the 21st day of December 1743 BEN. JOHNSON and JAMES JONES made oath that they did see MATTHEW WELLMAN, JOHN SEAYRES and FRANCIS JONES sign seal and acknowledge this their Bond to GABRIEL JONES and FRANCIS ATTWOOD to be their act and deed which was admitted to Record
      Test W. BEVERLEY, Cl Cur

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