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

Henry Perkins

Male Abt 1690 - 1739  (~ 49 years)


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  • Name Henry Perkins 
    Born Abt 1690  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Apr 1739  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I129042  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2021 

    Father Henry Perkins,   b. Bef 1670, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1736/37, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 67 years) 
    Mother Mary MNU Perkins,   b. Bef 1674,   d. Aft 1695, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 23 years) 
    Married Bef 1690  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F50223  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cary Farguson,   b. Bef 1690, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1739, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years) 
    Married Abt 1715  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Perkins,   b. Abt 1716, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1748, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)
     2. Rachel Perkins,   b. Bef 1722, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1739, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 19 years)
     3. Sarah Perkins,   b. Abt 1724, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1739, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 16 years)
     4. Tabitha Perkins,   b. Abt 1726, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1739, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 14 years)
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F45966  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1736-1743 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 6; [Antient Press]; Page 171-172
      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I HENRY PURKINS of the County of Essex and Pish of Southfarnham being sick & weak in body but of perfect sence & memory thanks be to God Almighty and calling to mind the unsartain state of this Transitory life & tis appointed for men once to dye do make this my Last Will & Testament Imprimis first I bequeath my Soul to God who gave it me hoping through the Meritts & mercys of my blessed Saviour to have full pardon & remission of all my Sins Secondly I committ my body to the Earth from whence it was first taken to be decently buried by my Executors Thirdly as touching what small Estate it hath pleased God to bless me with I give & dispose as follows. Vize.
      ITEM I give all my lands to my Son HENRY PURKINS and his lawfull heirs forever &
      I will that my loving Wife CARY have as much of my Estate as by Law is allowed and as touching slaves & other Estate I desire that it may be equally devided amongst all my child that are hereafter mentioned to vitt HENRY, SARAH & TABITHA provided my Daughter RACHELL GRIGGS dyeth without lawfull Issue of her body, and if she hath lawfull Issue of her body & liveth to be of full age that then that issue have one fifth part of my Estate except my land it is my will that all the negroes that my wife holds for her dower & their increase after her death shall be divided as my other Estate is tis my will that whereas I have given an assignment to a Sartain parson for one of my negroes that that assignment shall be fully complyed with which assignment beareth date the Twelfth day of this Instant.
      Lastly I do appoint my loveing Wife CARY my Son HENRY PURKINS my whole & sole Executors of this my Last Will & Testament Witness my hand and Seale this 21 day of September 1738. HENRY PURKINS
      ITEM I give my Daughter RACHEL GRIGGS one shilling for her share of my Estate.
      ITEM I give to JOANNAH ST. JOHN the Wife off JOHN ST. JOHN all my & of an her Dower of the Land that I of our Sheriff at action
      Test FRANCIS GRIGGS
      JOHN GRIGGS,
      ELEBETH FORKNR
      Witt my hand & Seale this 23 day of Septemr. 1738 HENRY PURKINS
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the XVIIth day of April MDCCXXXIX This Last Will & Testament of HENRY PURKINS decd was presented by CARY PURKINS one of the Executors therein named who made oath thereto and being also proved by the oaths of JOHN GRIGGS & ELIZABETH FAULKNER two of the Witnesses thereto was admitted to record
      (In the Margin ): At a Court held for Essex County at TAPPAHANNOCK on the 17th day of February 1740 This last Will & Testament of HENRY PURKINS deced was also proved by the oath of HENRY PURKINS the other Executor in the said Will named
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      1736-1743 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 6; [Antient Press]; Page 172
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we CARY PURKINS, PHILLIP JONES Gent. & THOMAS DUNN are held and firmly bound unto THOMAS WARING, ROBERT BROOKE, MUNGO ROY & WILLIAM ROAN Gent Justices of the County of Essex in the sum of five hundred pounds Current money Witness our hands and Seals this XVIIth day of April MDCCXXXIX
      THE CONDITION of this obligation is such that if the above bound CARY PURKINS Executrix of the last will and Testament of HENRY PURKINS deced do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all the goods chattles and credits of the sd deceased and so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited in the County Court of Essex at such time as she shall be thereunto required by the said Court and further do make a just and true account of her actings and doings therein when thereto required by the said Court and also do well and truly pay & deliver all the legacies contained & specified in the sd Testament as far as the sd goods chattles & credits will thereunto extend according to the value thereof & the law shall charge her Then this obligation to be void . .
      CARY PURKINS
      PHILIP JONES THOS. DUNN
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the XVIIth of April MDCCXXXIX
      (those bound) acknowledged this bond to be their act and deed which was ordered to be
      recorded
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      1736-1743 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 6; [Antient Press]; Page 176-179
      PERSUANT to an order of Court bareing date the 17th day of April 1739 We the subscribers being appointed by the Court to appraise the Estate of HENRY PURKINS Deced have proceeded as followeth Vizt. . items listed and valued but not totalled . . (some items being): 1 gray gelding sadle & bridle; 1 large bay Gelding; 32 lbs of old puter; 22 lbs of puter; parcel of brass; pair of money scales; a large looking glass; a parcel of old books; a Law book; furniture, tools; utensils, cattle, sheep, piggs; 42 lbs of Cotten in the seed; 11 1/2 lbs of pickt cotten; 12 lbs of pickt cotten; a parcel of leather; 23 quart bottles; pr of pistols & holstards; 2 pr of knitting needles; 3/4 lb of Shoemakers thread; Nine negroes (named) .
      CARY PURKINS Exx. JOS. MAN
      WM. GATEWOOD JONATHAN JONES
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the XVth day of May MDCCXXXIX
      This Inventory & appraisment of the Estate of HENRY PURKINS deced was returned and ordered to be recorded
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      1736-1743 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 6; [Antient Press]; Page 281-282
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we HENRY PURKINS, GRIFFING PURKINS & WILLIAM GATEWOOD SENR. are held and firmly bound unto THOMAS WARING, ROBERT BROOKE, ALEXANDER PARKER, BENJAMIN WINSLOW & WM. DAINGERFIELD Gent Justices of the County of Essex in the sum of five hundred pounds Sterling Witness our hands and seals this 17th day of February 1740
      THE CONDITION of this obligation is such that if the above bound HENRY PURKINS Exr. of the last Will & Testament of HENRY PURKINS deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all the goods chattles and credits of the sd deced and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited in the County Court of Essex at such time as he shall be thereunto required by the said Court and further do make a just and true account of his actings and doings therein when thereunto required by the sd Court and also do well and truly pay & deliver all Legacies contained & specified in the sd Testament as far as the goods chattles & credits will thereunto extend according to the value thereof & the Law shall charge him then this obligation to be void .
      HENRY PURKINS
      GRIFFEN PURKINS WM. GATEWOOD
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the 17th day of February 1740
      (those bound) acknowledged this bond to be their act and deed which was ordered to be
      recorded
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      1736-1743 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 6; [Antient Press]; Page 282-283
      1740 AN ACCOMPT of what I have recd. of the Estate of my deceased Husband HENRY PURKINS since the appraisment Vizt. to one Negro man named Goaler left to my sd deceas'd Husband by his fathers Will; to Cash recd of Mr. THOMAS NEWBILL; to cash recd. of THOMAS YOUNGER; to Cash recd of JAMES TURNER; to cash received of TABITHA PURKINS the total being 41...11...4.
      Errors Excepted p CARY PURKINS Exectrx.
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa on the 17th day of February 1740
      This Additional Inventory and appraisment of the Estate of HENRY PURKINS deced was returned and ordered to be recorded
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      1736-1743 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 6; [Antient Press]; Page 331-334
      PURSUANT to an Order of Essex County Court the 17th day of Febry 1740 We the 331- Subscribers have divided the Estate of HENRY PURKINS late deced as follows. Paid to HENRY PURKINS one of the Executors the following goods sadle, dozen plates, 7 spoons, 1 flint glass, 1 old (idle; a parcell of old books; parcel of cattel; parcell of Carpinters tools; a part or moiety of a cross cut saw; a pr of pistolls & sword belt,ldrum line; bay horse called Robin; the waxing cloaths of the deceased . . . The above goods is the share of the said HENRY PURKINS Executr, and a share for an infant of JOHN GRIGGS in the said PURKINS hands according to an Inventory shew'd to us and a copy of the Testators Will
      The several Negroes containined in the sd Inventory that is alive we divided by lot as follows: to the Widow for her thirds (3 negroes named) and cash to be paid out of JOHN GRIGGS Infants lot (1); HENRY PURKINS lot was Negro Golah who descended to the Estate since the appraisment; (3 10 0) to be paid out of JOHN GRIGGS Infants lot; negro Harry and Negro Kate. SARAH PURKINS lot Negro Lillery; to be paid Cash out
      GRIGGS Infants part; this in the hands of the Widow. TABITHA PURKINS lot two negroes; to be paid by GRIGGS infant; these are in possession of the Widow. (then a long list of items for the Widow CARY PURKINS)
      The above goods is remaining in the Widows hands as her thirds of the personal Estate & two other of her children, that is to say, SARAH and TABITHA PURKINS according to an Inventory shewed us & a copy of the Testators Will
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on ye 18th day of August 1741
      This report of the persons that were appointed to divide ye Estate of HENRY PURKINS deced being returned was ordered to be recorded

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      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 13-14. Bond of Henry Purkins who hath obtained a lycence to keep an ordinary, at his house that he will constantly find and provide good, wholesome and cleanly lodging and dyet for travellers and stableage, fodder and provender or pasturage and provender as the season shall require for their horses and shall not suffer unlawful gameing nor on the Sabbath day suffer any to tipple or drink more than is necessary. For 10,000 pounds of tobacco. 9 Feb. 1722 [1723]
      Securities, Nathanl. Sanders and Thomas Crew.
      Henry Purkins
      Nathll. Sanders
      Thos. Crew
      19 Feb. 1722 [1723]. Acknowledged
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      1733-1735 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 20, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 252-253
      THIS INDENTURE made the 18th day of March 1734 Between JOHN BOUGHAN of the County of Essex in the Parish of Southfarnham of one part and HENRY PURKINS JUNR. of the aforesd County and Parish of other part Witnesseth that the sd John Boughan for the sum Twenty pounds Currt money of Virginia hath and doth grant unto Henry Purkins junr. his heirs and assigns forever all that parcell of land in the County and Parish aforesd on the main head of Pescataway Creek and bounded Begining by the South side of the sd John Boughan's MILL POND at the mouth of a small branch thence up the sd Branch to the head thence a South Course to the Spring Branch of SARAH BOUGHAN thence down the sd branch to the mouth thence down the great branch to the main Swamp the sd branch dividing this land from the land of Colo. JOHN ROBINSON Esqr. thence up the said Main Swamp to the begining branch containing by Estimation Seventy acres ...
      In presence of FRANCIS BROWN, John Boughan
      WILLIAM AKERS, JOHN COFFEY,
      JOHN GRIGGS JUNR
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa on the XVIIIth day of March MDCCXXXIV John Boughan acknowledged this his deed of feofmt. indented wth the livery & Seizin thereon endorsed to Henry Purkins junr. and then CARY the Wife of the sd John freely relinquished her Dower of and in the land which on his motion are recorded.
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      1735-1738 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 20, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 133-135
      THIS INDENTURE made the Sixth day March 1735 Between CHARLES BURNETT of the County of Essex in the Parish of Southfarnham of one part & HENRY PURKINS JUNR of the aforesd County & Parish of other part Witnesseth that the said Charles Burnett for sum Twenty six pounds current money of Virginia doth grant unto him the aforesaid Henry Purkins jnr. his heirs and assigns forever all that parcell of land in the County and Parish aforesd lying on the head of Pescataway Creek about BOUGHANS MILL on the Main Swamp (it being all that same parcell of land that I lately bought of WILLIAM AKERS) and bounded Beginning at a white oake Corner to the So. side the sd Boughans Mills Swamp that devides this land from the sd Boughans land thence along the sd JOHN BOUGHANs line to a branch and up the branch to a Corner Poplar of the said Boughans thence along a line that devides this land from a parcell of land that JAMES BOUGHAN decd bought of WILLIAM ACRES decd (whereon ANN SMITH now liveth) to the land of THOMAS EVATT decd thence along the sd Evatts line down to the aforesd Mill Swamp then down the said Swamp to the beginning white oak containing One hundred and one acres of land .
      In the presence of us JOHN BURNETT, Charles Burnett
      THOS. BURNETT, JOHN BOUGHAN,
      ABNER BOUGHAN, ELIZABETH CASTON
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa on the XVIth day of March MDCCXXXV
      John Burnett, John Boughan, Abner Boughan & Elizabeth Caston made oath that they did see Charles Burnett sign seal & deliver this Indenture to Henry Purkins junr. as his act & deed and then ANN BURNETT the Wife of the said Charles freely relinquished her right of Dower of the land which on the motion of the said Henry is admitted to record.

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