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

John Rozier

Male Bef 1643 - 1705  (> 62 years)


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  • Name John Rozier 
    Birth Bef 1643  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 31 Oct 1705  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I22484  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father John Rev Rozier,   b. Between 1603 and 1605, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Dec 1660, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Hiller,   b. Aft 1627, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 27 Jul 1681, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Between 1644 and 1649  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14709  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Solley,   b. Abt 1648   d. 1672, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 24 years) 
    Marriage Bef 12 Oct 1663  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Bridges Rozier,   b. Bef 1672, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Mar 1704, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 32 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Elizabeth Rozier,   b. Aft 1672, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1703, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 29 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. John Rozier,   b. Bef 1670, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Nov 1702, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 32 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. David 'sr' Rozier,   b. Bef 1667, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1726, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 61 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F14690  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Mary Williamson,   b. Abt 1656, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1717, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Marriage Bef Mar 1673  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Williamson Rozier,   b. Aft 1673, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1698, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 25 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F14712  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
    • Title: Virginia State Records
      Repository:
      Call Number:
      Media: Civil Registry
      Page: Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol V, R-Z, from Virgnia Mag. of Hist. Genealogical Publishing County, Baltimore, 1981
      Text: Page 630, 634
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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 39
      ROSIER, JOHN, 28 September 1705; 31 October 1705.
      To Nathaniel Pope clerk of Stafford and practitioner at law all land which I formerly gave to my daughter Elizabeth Leftwich, 130 acres for which he to pay exx. 3500 lbs. of tobacco ; rest to wife Mary Rozier, exx.
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      1701-1707 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 3; [Antient Press]; Page 372-73.
      Will of John Rozier of Washington Parish in Westmoreland County, being sick of body, dated 28 Sept. 1705. Unto my good friend Nathaniel Pope, Clerk of Stafford and practitioner at law, all that land, plantation which I formerly gave to my daughter Eliza. Leftwich, being 130 acres at least, paying unto my executrix 3500 pounds of tobacco.
      All the rest of my estate to my loving wife Mary Rozier. My loving wife Mary Rozier executrix.
      John Rozier
      Wit: William Graham, Natt. Gray, Henry Commins.
      31 Oct. 1705. Proved by William Graham and Nathaniel Gray. Probat granted Mary Rozier his relict and executrix.
      ===
      1701-1707 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 3; [Antient Press]; Page 380-81.
      Mr. John Rozier. Inventory. 26 Nov. 1705.
      Made at Mrs. Mary Rozier's house in obedience to order of 31 Oct. 1705. Total valuation 30,850 pounds of tobacco including two Negroes valued at 11,000 pounds of tobacco.
      Wm. Graham
      Robert Lovell
      John Baker
      Signed by Mary Rozier.
      28 Nov. 1705. Returned by Mary Rozier.

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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 2
      HILLER, JOHN, 12 October 1657; 20 February 1657.
      Legatees; dau. Elizabeth Rozier and grandchild John Rozier, Jnr. to have all my estate save child of Mr. Webb my late wife's godchild one cow and calf; son in law John Rozier, clerk, to be executor.
      ===
      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 3
      SOLLEY, THOMAS, 12 October 1663.
      Wife Elizabeth exx; son John Rosier and dau. Elizabeth Rosier.
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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill];
      POPE, NATHANIEL of Appomattox, , 16 May 1659; 28 April 1660.
      To son Thomas the plantation upon the cliffs, five cows at the age of 21 years.
      To son Nathaniel plantation whereon I live;
      wife Lucy land whereon I live for life or until marriage.
      To son in law John Washington money which he oweth unto me.
      My son in law William Hardidge
      son Thomas to be exr. and if he die son Nathaniel;
      Witnesses; John Washington, Law[rence] Washington, John Rosier
      ===
      1662-1664 Westmoreland County, Virginia Orders; [John Frederick Dorman]; 25a [27 April 1664]
      The Court doth order that Mr. Anthony Bridges who married with the widow of Mr. John Rosier, Clerke, should be guardian to John Rosier, son and heire of Mr. Rosier, during his Minority.
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      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 275b.
      8 May 1677. I doe acknowledge to have had a bastard child in service of my master Mr. Jno. Rosier and humbly submit my selfe to the judgment of the Worshipful Court according to the law.
      Jane (X) Williams
      Wit: Mich: Wellington.
      16 May 1677. Recorded

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      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet]; p.48.
      Patent. 4 July 1653. Richd Bennett Esqr, Gov, etc to Samuel Bonan, 300 acres in Potomacke River, in Northumberland Co, adj N. NE on Potomacke River, W. NW on land of John Rosier, S. SW and E. S.E. on the main woods
      ===
      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet]; p.48.
      Sam Bonam in Nominy in Westmoreland Co assigns above patent to Richard Heabeard. 20 Nov 1655.
      Signed Sam Bonam
      Wit:
      Michael Hills
      The marke of John Cuesanbury {quinsenberry}
      Rec
      ===
      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet]; p.69.
      Patent. 19 Oct 1653, Ri Bennett Esqr, etc. grants Mr Jno Rosier, Clerk, 700 acres in Northumberland Co on N.W. side Nominy River. Adjs a small branch dividing the land from that surveyed for Lewis Burwell deceased, N by W parellel to Nominy River bounding on a tract surveyed for Tho Youll, S by W on Nominy river. This land due Mr Rosier vier 500 acres part thoreof granted to Major Lewis Burwell 17 Nov 1650, and by Burwell assigned to Tho Youll and by him assigned to Rosier. The 200 residue on the North of the 500 acres, due for the transportation of 4 persons into the colony.
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      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet]; p.69.
      John Rosier assigns above to Edmund Brent merchant. 31 Mar 1657.
      Wit: Giles Brent. John Withers. ( prob. Withers ).
      ===
      1653-1657 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [Beverley Fleet]; p.91.
      Patent. 14 January 1656/7. Edward Digges Esqr etc to John Rosier, clerk, 1050 acres in Westmoreland Co on NW side of Nominy River. 500 acres of this land formerly granted on 17 Nov 1650 to Lewis Burrell and by him assigned to Thomas Yeowell and by him assigned to said Rosier. 300 acres another part formerly granted to Thomas Yeowell and by him assigned to said Rosier. The 250 acres residue due for the transportation of 5 persons. See next entry.
      p.91. John Rosier assigns foregoing patent to Mr Edmund Brent, meroht. 21 Dec 1657.
      No witnesses shown in record. Signed Jo: Rosier
      Acknowledged in Court by 'Mr Walter Brodhurst attorney of Rosier and recorded 21 Dec 1657.
      p.91. 21 Dec 1657. Mrs Elizabeth Rosier, wife of John Rosier, assigns her interest in above to Edmund Brent.
      Wit: Signed Eliza Rosier
      Tho Wilsford Ack and rec 21 Dec 1657
      p.91. P of A. No date. John Rosier to Mr Brodhurst to acknowledge above.
      Signed Jo: Rosier. Recorded 21 Dec 1657.
      ===
      1658-1659 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 99a-100.
      19 Dec. 1649. Mariam Ford of Northumberland County gives bond for 1000 pounds of tobacco to John Rosier that if Phillip Williams shall serve out his time with his master John Rosier without wasting his time and imbessling his goods, and if Mary Ford shall pay 300 pounds of tobacco on 10 October next, this obligation to be void, or els to stand in full force.
      Mary Ford
      Wit: Jo: Hiller, Rob. (X) Wyard [?]
      ===
      1661-1662 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 7 [62] [D&W 1, Page 159-60]. 15 May 1660. Patent of Sir William Berkley, Knt., to Mr. Gerrard Fowke of 268 acres bound westerly by the land of Axton and John Browne, southerly with Potomeck Creeke, easterly with a swampe that partes the land from the land of Thomas Fowke Gent., northerly with the maine wood ... due for the transportation of six servants into this Collony.
      William Berkley
      Willm. Claiborne, Secr.
      7 Feb. 1661 [1662]. Gerrard Fowke to John Rossier. All my interest of the within pattent.
      Gerrard Fowke
      Wit: John Washington, Richard Robinson.
      7 Feb. 1661 [1662]. Acknowledged.
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      1663-1668 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 1; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 286-87. 25 July 1665.
      Francis Grey of Westmoreland County, carpenter, unto Nicholas Saxton of same, carpenter. 150 acres at a place commonly called the round Hills and is a Trapasia and part of the 1000 acres granted unto Francis Grey by pattent 16 July 1664 ... northwest with 1000 acres by Grey given unto William Rush now in the tenure of William Brown, northeast with the land of Mr. John Hiller, deceased, now in the tenure of Major John Washington and John Rosier, orphan, southwesterly with a line running from Hiller's land ...
      Francis Grey
      Wit: William Horton, Jane Mason, Thomas Dyas.
      15 Nov. 1665. Acknowledged by Francis Grey.
      ===
      1663-1668 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 1; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 261 and 262]:
      BRIDGES & WIFE TO WASHINGTON To all Christian people to whome these presents shall come, greeting Know ye that we Anthony Bridges of the parish of Washington in the county of Westmoreland in Colony of Virginia Gent. And Elisabeth Rosier alias Bridges, the now wife of the aforesaid Anthony Bridges lawfull daughter sole heir and legatee named in the last will and Testament of John Hiller whilst he lived in the County of Westmoreland aforesaid Gent. deceased, for and in consideration of a valuable sum of Tobacco to us paid by Major John Washington of the parish County and Colony aforesaid Gent. the receipt whereof we doe hereby acknowledge and ourselves therewith to be fully satisfied and contented, as also for divers other good Causes and Considerations thereunto us moving, Have granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed and confirmed, and by these presents doe grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the aforesaid Major John Washington all that moiety or one half of a plantation formerly belonging to the aforesaid John Hiller deceased, and by him pattented and now divided and parted by order of the county court of Westmorel! and from the other moiety and residue of the said pattent and contained within these bounds following vizt.
      Beginning at an Old fallen Oak in the old field which divided this land and the land of Captain John Ashton extending upon Potomack river 101 poles to a high locest stump running southwest into the woods 404 poles to a Pohiccory standing on the west side of a path, thence southeast to another marked Oak standing on the southside of a run from thence southwest with a line of marked trees to a white oak, from thence southeast to a corner tree upon the round hills, being the head line, and from thence northeast to Captain Ashtons line, from thence northwest to a marked Oak extending on the north west side of a small swamp, and from thence northeast over the swamp to the place where it began, To have and To hold the said moitey, or one half of the plantation aforesaid, contained within the bounds aforesaid with all timber trees, woods and underwoods and all priviledges Commodoties and emoluments whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, to him the said Major Jo! hn Washington his heirs and assigns forever, the said Major Washington his heirs and assigns yielding and paying unto our sovereign lord the King his heirs and successors the yearly quit rent due at the times accustomed for the same, and we the said Anthony Bridges and Elisabeth Rosier alias Bridges doe for ourselves our heirs Exors and Admrs' warrant the aforesaid land contained within the aforesaid bounds with the appurtenances as aforesaid unto the aforesaid Major John Washington his heirs and assigns forever against all person and persons whatsoever; And we do further Oblidge ourselves, our heirs Exors and Admor's, or any of them to Acknowledge this bill of Sale in the next County Court to be held for Westmoreland aforesaid unto the said Major John Washington his heirs Exor's and Admor's or any of them.
      In witness whereof we the aforesaid Anthony Bridges and Elisabeth Rosier alies Bridges have hereunto set our hands the 19th day of June 1665.
      ANTHONY BRIDGES, ELISABETH ROSIER
      ALS. BRIDGES
      Teste: THOMAS BROUNDOWNE JOHN WATTS
      WILLIAM FRYAR 6th September 1665 This bill of sale was acknowledged in Court by the said Anthony Bridges and Elisabeth Rosier alias Bridges and then recorded.
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      1670-1672 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 264
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pnts that I ANTHONY BRIDGES Attorney of my Son in Law JOHN ROSIER doe hereby constitute and appoint my well beloved friend one Capt JNO. HULL of Rappa Gent my lawfull Attorney to act and doe in the Sales of land in Coprtnership between Mr. WM. BALL JUNIOR and my aforesd Son JOHN ROSIER giving unto my said Attorney as ample power as any instrumt. in Law made or to be made might doe holding firms and stable all that my said Attorney shall lawfully doe in the prmises Wittness my hand and seale this 30th of 8br 1671
      lin pace of us GEORGE SOUTHERN ANTHONY BRIDGES
      JOHN ROSIER
      Recordatr, in Cour Rappa xth die 9bris 1671
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      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 97-98. 29 Nov. 1671.
      Anthonie Bridges of Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, merchant, who intermarried with Elizabeth Rosier, lawfull daughter and sole heir and legatee named in the last will and testament of Mr. John Hyllyer, alias Bridges, the now wife of Anthonie Bridges as also guardian of John Rosyer the son of Elizabeth Rosyer one of the legatees named in the last will of John Hillyer late of Westmoreland County, Gent., as also with the consent of John Rosyer, orphant, to Lt. Coll. John Washington of same. For 16,000 pounds of tobacco. All that other moiety and remaining part of a plantation formerly belonging unto John Hyllyard, deceased, and by him planted and pattent bearing date 19 Nov. 1653, given equally to be devided between Elizabeth Rosyer alias Bridges and John Rosyer the sonn of Elizabeth as per the will of John Hyllyard bearing date 12 8br [Oct.] 1657, as also the reversion of that plantation formerly belonging unto Francis Hayles in the possession of Mr. William Storke, which properly belongs to Anthonie Bridges as intermarrying the heiress of Mr. John Hyllyard as by order of Westmoreland Court doth appear and what is more granted unto Anthonie Bridges as King's land by vertue of an order from the Governor and Councill.
      Anthony Bridges
      Elyzabeth Bridges
      John Rosyer
      Wit: Laurence Washington, John Watts.
      29 Nov. 1671. Acknowledged by Mr. Anthonie Bridges and John Rosyer and by Lewis Markham, attorney of Elizabeth Bridges and Mary Rosier.
      29 9br [Nov.] 1671. Elyzabeth Bridges now wife of Anthonie Bridges, heiress of John Hyllyard of Westmoreland County, and Mary Williamson alias Rosyer now wife of John Rosyer of same appoint our loving friend Lewis Markham of same our attorney to acknowledge a bill of sale of land sould by our husbands Mr. Anthonie Bridges and Mr. John Rosyer and ourselves unto Lt.Coll. John Washington.
      Elyzabeth'Bridges
      Mary Rosyer
      Wit: Lawrence Washington, John Watts.
      29 9br [Nov.] 1671. Recorded.
      ===
      James Hughes 2005-07-06 19:39:53
      The Descendants of Captain Thomas Carter , Page 102

      Mar. 7, 1671, William Moseley delivered to Mr. Wm. Ball, Jr., Mr. James Williamson's patent for 1,800 acres of land dated 22 May, 1651, and the Underwood patent to Margaret and Mary Williamson for 882 acres, dated March 11, 1662. March 20, 1673, Capt. Wm. Ball, Gent., and Margaret his wife, a daughter and co-heir of Mr. James Williamson, and Anthony Bridges of Westmoreland, attorney for John Rosier, Gent., of Westmoreland, and Mary his wife, daughter and co-heir of James Williamson, sold to Charles Dacres, Clerke (Minister) of Westmoreland, 450 acres, part of a patent for 1,800 acres granted to Mr. James Williamson, dec'd, etc. They guaranteed title against themselves and the heirs of William Williamson, also dec'd.
      ===
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      1672-1674 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 93-95
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall or may come Whereas WILLIAM BALL who INTERMARRIED with MARGARET WILLIAMSON and JOHN ROZIER who INTERMARRIED with MARY WILLIAMSON by Virtue of the Will of Coll. WILL. UNDERWOOD late of Rappa. County deceased who did give and bequeath unto the said MARGARET AND MARY WILLIAMSON Eight hundred Eighty two acres of land as p Will appears and also confirmed by Pattent unto the said MARGARETT and MARY WILLIAMSON bearing date the Eleventh day of March 1662 may more fully appeare and for so much as the sd Land is in joynt Teanned as Intermarrying aforesaid and they not willing the bounds thereof to be laid out at present do agree as well for themselves as also for our heirs and assigns that the said WILLIAM BALL as Intermarrying as aforesaid shall not claime any right or interest by way of Survivership or his heirs or assignes as also JOHN ROSIER who Intermarrying MARY WILKINSON shall not by himself his heirs or assignes claim any right or interest by way of Suvivorship but in case at any time when it shall happen that the said Land shall be devided or any part of the land aforesd shall fall into any other bounds by Priority of Pattant in a former Grant whereby either party aforementioned or either of their heirs shall happen to lose any part of his moyety by such former Grant then the other shall freely readily and willingly surrender to him the halfe quantitie of what shall be soe by any former grant taken away from the said Devident and in case of the Refusal of either partie soe to do when reasonably required that then it shall be lawful! for the other partie grieved or his heirs to take a Survevaire and lay out the same by the deviding line out of the refusers part and he so refusing shall and doth hereby confirme himself and his heirs to consent thereto and to pay halfe the charge of the abovesaid clauses and agreements as aforesaid we have hereunto sett our hands and seals this 11th of November 1672 Regis Car 2nd 24
      in presence of WILLIAM MOSELEY, WILLIAM BALL
      JOHN HULL JOHN ROSIER
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa quinto die March 1672/3
      WE the Within named WILLIAM BALL JUNIOR and JOHN ROSIER doe each of us desire that the within written agreement be recorded in Rappa. County and doe hereby impower and authorize Lieut. Collo. JOHN HULL to acknowledge the same in the same Court in our names and behalfes Witness our hands this day and yeare within written
      Test WILLIAM MOSELEY, WILLIAM BALL JUNIOR
      ROBERT NURSE JOHN ROSIER
      Recordatr xx die March 1672
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      1672-1674 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 145-150
      THIS INDENTURE made the seven and Twentieth day of March in the five and Twentieth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord CHARLES the Second 1673 Betweene CHARLES DACRES of the County of WESTMORELAND in Virginia Clerk of the one part and Capt. WILLIAM BALL of the County of LANCASTER in RAPPA RIVER in Virga. Gent and MAGARET his Wife and JOHN ROSIER of the County of WESTMORLAND in Virginia Gent, and MARY his Wife of the other part Witnesseth that hee the said CHARLES DACRES for the just quantity of Twenty thousand pounds of sound well conditioned merchantable tobacco and cask paid hath granted sold and confirmed unto the said WILLIAM BALL and MARGARET his Wife and JOHN ROSIER and Mary his Wife all that Plantation whereof JAMES WILLIAMSON died seized together with all houses orchards gardens fences enclosures belonging in as large manner as are expressed in the Originall Pattent of the said land wch said Plantation doth containe four hundred and fifty acres of land and is part of a Pattent of Eighteene hundred acres of land formerly granted to JAMES WILLIAMSON of the County of Rappa, Gent, (deceased) being in the County of Rappahannock and lately in occupation of Lt. Coll, JOHN HULL and now in the occupation of ROGER WILLIAMS or his assignes and lately sold by the said Capt. WILLIAM BALL and MARGARET his Wife and ANTHONY BRIDGES on behalfe of JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife unto the said CHARLES DACRES to have and to hold the said plantation and premises and said CHARLES DACRES doth hereby promise at the time of the delivery of these presents standeth lawfully seized as of fee simple in his own right of every part and parcell of the premises and hath full right to grant and conveigh the same and further the said CHARLES DACRES and his heirs will from time to time hereafter within the space of five years next ensuing the date hereof at the reasonable request costs and charges in the Law acknowledge whatsoever for the further and more better assuring and setling and conveying of the bargained premises unto said WILLIAM BALL and MARGARET his Wife and JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife their heirs and assigns forever PROVIDED Always upon this condition nevertheless that if the said CHARLES DACRES his heirs and assigns shall truly pay unto them or any of them the just quantitie of Twenty thousand pounds of sound well conditioned bright tobacco with cask wth out any manner of trash or ground leaves in manner following that is to say to the said WILLIAM BALL and MARGARET his Wife the just quantity of Five thousand pounds according to the quality before mentioned upon the tenth day of October next ensuing wth convenience in the County of Rappa. and to the sd JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife the just quantity of Five thousand pounds of like tobacco wth Cask at the day last before mentioned wth convenience in the County of WESTMORELAND also if said CHARLES DACRES his assigns paie unto them the just quantity of Five thousand pounds of tobacco wth cask upon the tenth day of October wch shall be in the year 1674 and to said JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife the just quantity upon the tenth day of October 1674 being in full the before mentioned twenty thousand pounds of Tobacco and Cask that then and thenceforth this present Indenture declared utterly void and lastly that said CHARLES DACRES doth for himself his heirs grant if he shall faile in the payment that then from thenceforth it shall be lawfull for (them) and every of them into the said Plantation & premises to reenter and to have againe anything herein mentioned to the contrary. In Witness whereof the parties have sett their hands and seals the day and year first above written
      in presence of JOSEPH CHIPP, CHARLES DACRES
      SAMUEL BLOOMFIELD
      Recognit in Cu Com Rappa 19 die 9bris 1673
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      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 139a.
      Mr. John Rosier giveth for his marke of horses and mares a Roman A on the far buttock with the head of the A to the head of the horse or mare.
      24 7br [Sept.] 1673. Recorded.
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      1674-1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 201-201a. 26 Aug. 1674.
      Jno. Rosier of Westmoreland County, Gent., sonne and heire of Mr. John Rosier, Clerke, unto my loving father-in-law Mr. Ant: Bridges of same, Gent. For diverse good causes. Lease for his natural life. Rent (after the decease of my deare mother Mrs. Elizabeth Bridges the now wife of my father-in-law Mr. Anthony Bridges), one eare of Indian corne at the feast of St. Michaell the Arke Angell. 400 acres ... westermost side of the eastermost swampe next Bluffe poynt including all the plantation and cleared ground where my father-in-law now liveth, being at the mouth of Attopin Creek ... part of my grand pattent of 1450 acres.
      Jno. Rosier
      Wit: Mallachy Peale, Mary Rosier.
      27 Aug. 1674. Acknowledged by Mr. Jno. Rosier.
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      1674-1676 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 199-203
      THIS INDENTURE made the six and twentieth day of February in the yeare of our Lord according to the computation of the Church of England 1672/3 Betweene WILLIAM BALL the Younger of the County of Rappa (marked out) LANCASTER in the Collony of Virginia and MARGARET his Wife and JOHN ROSIER of the County of WESTMORELAND in the Collony aforesaid and MARY his Wife wch MARGARETT and MARY were Daughters and Coheirs of JAMES WILLIAMSON deceased of the one party and THOMAS KIRTON Gentleman of the County of Rappa of the other part. Whereas Sr. WILLIAM BERKELEY Knt. Governer of Virginia wth consent of Council of State did grant unto MARGARET and MARY WILLIAMSON Coheirs to JAMES WILLIAMSON three hundred and fifty acres of land being on RAPPA RIVER and lying thirty nine miles up the North side of the said River as by Pattent under the seals of this Collony bearing date the first day of May One thousand Six hundred Sixty and five amongst other things doth more at large appear Now These Presents Witnesseth that the said WILLIAM BALL and MARGARET his Wife and the said JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife for Ten thousand eight hundred pounds of tobaccoe to them or some of them in hand paide and by these presents granted unto the said THOMAS KIRTON his heirs and assigns forever all that said three hundred and fifty acres of land on the North side of RAPPA RIVER and beginning at a marked white Oake standing on the West side of the mouth of a Creeke & soe running for tenth North East nigh unto the said Creeke unto a marked red Oake including the said quantity of commonly knowne by the name of JACKMANS FOLLY withall and singular its rights and appurtenances together with all houses edifices buildings meadows feeding pastures woods fowling fishings waies easements and appurtenances whatsoever to the said lands or to any parte of them belonging as also all the Estate rights of them the said WILLIAM BALL & MARGARET his Wife and the said JOHN ROSIER & MARY his Wife and all evidences whatsoever touching the premises to have and to hold the said lands and all other premises with every of their Rights unto THOMAS KIRTON his heirs and assigns forever and for themselves and all persons whatsoever lawfully claiming under them shall warrant & defend that it is concluded and agreed betweene the parties that sd THOMAS KIRTON his heirs and assigns may forever enjoy all the before granted premises and kept harmless from all manner of encumbrances In Witness whereof the said (Parties) have hereunto sett their hands and seales the day and year written signed sealed & delivered
      Witnesses at signing of JOHN ROSIER JOHN ROSIER
      JOHN WASHINGTON, JOHN LORD MARY ROSIER
      Signed by the within named MARY ROSIER according to the contents above recited in the presence of JOHN WASHINGTON, JOHN LORD
      Signed before THOMAS NOPP, WILLIAM BALL
      WILLIAM BARNES, CHARLES STEWART MARGARET BALL
      Rappa. County May 7th 1674
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      1674-1676 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 284
      Nover Int, Presents me JOHN ROSIER of County of WESTMORELAND Gent. and WILL BALL JR. of LANCASTER COUNTY primo die May 1674 Whereas the above bound JOHN ROSIER and MARY his now Wife have by Indenture under their hands and Seals bearing even date with these presents and made between the said JOHN ROSIER and his said Wife on the one parties and the above WILLIAM BALL on the other partie for consideration therein mentioned and expressed granted and sold unto the said WILLIAM BALL his heirs and assigns forever the moyety or one halfe parte of a Pattent containing Eight hundred Eighty and Two acres of land lying in the County of Rappa as by the said before mentioned recited Indenture relacon being thereunto had may more full appear Now the Condicon of this Present obligation is such that if the said WILLIAM BALL his heirs or assigns shall and may at all times hereafter have and enjoy the said moyety of land and premises with their and every of their appurtenances according to the tenor and contents of the aforemenconed recited Indenture and also if at any time it shall so fall out and happen that any parte ofthe said Eight hundred Eighty and two acres of land shall be taken away by a just and lawful! Survey then if the said JOHN ROSIER his heirs and administrators or any of them shall make such just and Legall satisfaction unto the said WILLIAM BALL his heirs and assigns or any of them for the moyety or one halfe parte of soe much of the said Land as shall be taken away as aforesaid Proportionably according to purchase for the sd land pd to him by the said WILLIAM BALL that then and from thence forth this present obligation to be voyd and of none effect or else to remaine and be in full force and virtue
      in presence of ANTHONY BRIDGES, JOHN ROSIER
      JOHN BRUTON MARY ROSIER

      Recordatr x5 die May 1675
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      1674-1676 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 285-287
      THIS INDENTURE made the first day of May 1674 Ano Qr. Between JOHN ROSIER of the County of WESTMORELAND in Virga. Gent. and MARY his now Wife one of the Daughters and Coheirs of JAMES WILLIAMSON late of the County of Rappa in Virginia aforesaid Gent deced on the one partie and Capt. WILLIAM BALL of the County of LANCASTER in Virginia Gent in the other partie Witnesseth that the said JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife as well for good and valuable consideracon in hand paid them by the said WILLIAM BALL before the ensealing and Delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof the said JOHN and MARY do hereby acknowledge and thereof and of every part and parcell thereof doe hereby acquit and discharge the said WILLIAM BALL his heirs and every of them as also for divers other good causes thereunto moving have granted sold and confirmed and doe by these presents for themselves & either of them their and either of their heirs and assigns give sell and confirme unto the said WILLIAM BALL the moiety or one halfe of a Pattent of land containing Eight hundred Eighty and two acres & is sett and being in the County of Rappa aforesaid between some of the head branches of POPETICK CREEKS and the head branches of Mr. POPES CREEKE (beginning at a white Oake nigh unto RAPPA PATH and extends itself NW by it thence N. to a red Oake at the head of the lands of SILVESTER THATCHER and THOMAS WHITELOCK thence NE by E a Mile thence S. by E. butting upon the land of THOMAS WRIGHT thence SW a Mile to the place where it first began) together with all houses orchards gardens fences and Enclosures thereunto belonging or with the same now used & occupied wch said 882 acres of land was formerly granted by Pattent to Mr. WILLIAM UNDERWOOD of the said Countie of Rappa deced and by his Last Will and Testament given and bequeathed unto MARGARET and MARY WILLIAMSON Daughters to the aforesaid JAMES WILLIAMSON & Nee ce to the said UNDERWOOD & by Pattent dated at JAMES CITY May the 11th ano (62) granted to the aforesaid MARGARET & MARY as by before mentioned recited Patents and Will relacon being thereunto had may more fully appeare together with all writings pattents & minuments whatsoever touching or concerning the premises only any part or parcell thereof wch may be (without Suite in Law) To have and to hold the said moiety or one halfe of the said land aforemenconed with all and every of its appurtenances unto the said WILLIAM BALL his heirs & assigns forever to the sole use of said WILLIAM BALL his heirs and assigns forever in as large & ample manner as are expressed in the Pattent for the said Land and the said JOHN ROSIER and MARY his Wife doe further for themselves & either of them & the heirs & assigns of them or either of them grant with said WILLIAM BALL his heirs and assigns and every of them that he the sd WILLIAM may from time to time and at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly occupie and enjoy the land and prmises hereby granted & sold without the molestacon or disturbance of any persons whatsoever clayming under them the said JOHN & MARY either of them or the heirs of them or either of them & alsoe from time to time hereafter within the space of five years next ensuing the date hereof at the reasonable request cost and charges in the Law of the said WILLIAM BALL & his heirs make further conveyance of the premises granted as
      he his or their Councell learned in the Law shall require and Lastly the said JOHN and MARY doth further covenant and grant to make a legal Recognian of this Indenture in the Court of Rappa according to act In Witness whereof the parties first above named have set their hands & seals dated the day and year first above written
      In presnece of ANTHONY BRIDGES JOHN ROSIER
      JOHN BRETON MARY ROSIER
      Recognit in Cu Com Rappa 5 die May 1675
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      1691-1699 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 2; [John Frederick Dorman-1801 transcript];
      Pages 84-84a. Last day of July 1696. John Rosier of Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Gent., to Isaac Smith of same, pllanter. For 6000 pounds of tobacco. 134 acres, part of a pattent of 1450 acres belonging to said John Rosier bearing date 18 March 1662... in the line of the said Rosier's land not far from the fence of Robert Foster ... nigh the cleared ground of the orphants of John Beard ... land of Mr. Baker ... by the side of the great swamp by a path
      John Rosier
      Wit: Wm. Horton, Samll. Thompson, Ambrose Nelson.
      21 Nov. 1696. John Rosier of said county, Gent., impower my loving friend Mr. John Minor my attorney to acknowledge the sale of 130 [sic] acres sold unto Isaac Smith of said county.
      John Rosier
      Wit: Mary Rosier, Bridges Rosier.
      25 Nov. 1696. Acknowledged by John Minor by vitrue of a letter of attorney from John Rosier.
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      1691-1699 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 2; [John Frederick Dorman-1801 transcript]; Pages 181-181a. 21 Jan. 1698/9.
      John Rosier of Westmoreland County, Gent., to my son Bridges Rosier of same. For many valuable considerations. The plantation I now live on lying upon the mouth of a creek now called vulgarly Rosierts Creek ...at the mouth of a small gutt or branch that bounds betwixt Mr. William Thompson, Clerk, and myself ... only reserving aliways the use of the plantation, houses, orchards during my life and the life of my wife, and also if the said Bridges die without lawful issue, the one half or moiety to belong to Williamson Rosier, yet granting to the said Bridges at any time liberty to build or plant anywhere upon the said dividend where it is not already planted or cleared. Bridges shall have liberty to get what timber he shall want for building off the land I have sold to my son John Rosier.
      John Rosier
      Wit: William Thompson junr., Joseph Hennings, Adam Woffendall, Frances Redmon.
      22 Feb. 1698 [1699). Acknowledged by John Rosier
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      1691-1699 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 2; [John Frederick Dorman-1801 transcript];
      Pages 182a-183. 4 Jan. 1698/9. John Rosier, Gent., of Westmoreland County on Potomak River, to Wm. Thompson, Clerk. For 6500 pounds of tobacco. 70 acres, bounded upon a tract of land formerly sold to the said Thompson ... at the mouth of a small branch upon the eastermost end of the land formerly sold ... head of the said branch ... to a small bridge ... path that comes from the said Rosier's house to Isaac Smith's house, deceased ... to Baker's line near a tree called the Pye tree ... innermost side of Pye tree swamp
      John Rosier
      Wit: Samll. Thompson, Edward Baker, Mary Thompson, Wm. Thompson Junr.
      29 March 1699. Acknowledged by John Rosier.

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      1705-1707 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part I [Antient Press]; Page 81
      Westmoreland County Court 28th of March 1707
      - POPE p MASON v PRATT p FINCH,
      Ejectione firme JOHN FINCH in custody, &c., was attached to answer JAMES MASON of a Plea for that (vizt) one NATHANIELL POPE, Practitioner at Law, on the first day of October 1705 at the Parish ofWashington in the sd County had demised unto JAMES MASON one messuage, one garden, one orchard, two hundred acres ofland, two hundred acres of woods, one hundred acres ofpasture and one hundred acres ofMarsh scituate in Parish and County aforesd to hold the land &c. with the appurtenances unto JAMES MASON and his assignes from the last day of September last past untill full and term ofthree yeares then next comeing and to be fully and ended and compleated, by vertue ofwhich demise said JAMES into the Plantation and premises did enter and was thereof possessed ,and being soe possessed JOHN FINCH afterwards, to witt, the second day of October the yeare aforesaid with force and armes and contrary to the peace &c., into the lands and tenements aforewsd did enter and said JAMES from his farm his term not being ended did dispell eject and amove, &c., and said JAMES from the possession thereof did hold out and still doth hold out and other enormities to him did doe to his damage thirty pounds sterling, therefore brought this suite &c. And at a Court held for the sd County the 27th day ofMarch 1706, Oath being made that the tenant in possession was duely served with a copy ofthe Plaintiffs Declaration and the notice thereon endorsed, it was ordered that if the tenant in possession or those under whom hee claimed haveing legall notice by the Sheriff of this County or his Deputy did not appeare at the then next court and make him or themselves Defendants, confess Lease Entry and Ouster and insist only on the mere mise of the premises, then Judgment to go for the Plaintiff, &c., And at a Court held for sd County the 26th day ofJune 1706 appeared JOHN PRATT, SENR., by JOHN PRATT, JUNR., his Attorney, and confessed Lease Entry and Ouster and was admitted Defendant in the roome ofJOHN FINCH and prayed Lycence of Imparlance till the then next Court which was granted, &c. And at a Court held for the sd County the 28th ofAugust 1706, the Defendant faileing to enter a Plea to the Plaintiffs Declaration, it was ordered that unless hee appeared at the then next Court and pleaded to the same, Judgment to pass against him by default; And now at this Court both Plaintiffand Defendant being present by mutuall consent ofboth parties, it was agreed and the Defendant acknowledged the whole matter offact, And that hee the said PRATT was in possession of the land &c. in the Plaintiffs Declaraton sett forth by vertue ofa Deed from one JOHN ROOSER, SENR., made to his Daughter, then ELIZABETH LEFTWICH, Wife of THOMAS LEFTWICH, the Deed bearing date the 25th day ofNovember 1700, and also byvertue of a Deed from THOMAS LEFTWICH bearing date September the 13th 1702, and by no other title; and the beforementioned NATHANIELL POPE, the Demisor in the Declaration before named likewise acknowledged to claime only by virtue ofthe Last Will and Testament of the aforenamed JOHN ROSSER, SENR. justices for this County, and by the Will expressed to bee given to him, the said NATHANIELL in fee, and by THOMAS LEFTWICH further confirming to said NATHANIELL by virtue of a Deed beareing date the 20th day of October 1705 by which hee conveyed his whole right and title ofand unto the aforenamed land and to im, NATHANIELL POPE, all which matters offact as aforesd being by both Plaintiff and Defendant acknowledged as aforesd, they wholly submitted the matter of Law as to the mere mise of the premises to the Judgment and determination ofthe Court; And upon heareing of all mattes and arguements ofboth parties and mature deliberation thereon had, it being principally insisted upon that THOMAS LEFTWICH was Father to a Child by him begotten on the body of the said ELIZABEETH, and therefore claimed a right to the land in dispute as tenant by the courtesie ofEngland for that it fully appeared to this Court by the words of the Will ofJOHN ROSSER from whom the Defendant, JOHN PRATT, claimed, that the land in dispute was given to the aforesaid ELIZABETH LEFTWICH and her heires begotten by the issue ofher body freely and quietly without any manner ofchallenge claime or demand ofhim JOHN ROSSER, &c., It is therefore the oppinion ofthe Court that THOMAS LEFTWICH could not bee any wayes intituled to the land by vertue of the Deed of Guift from JOHN ROSSER and consequently not tenant by courtesie of England, and further adjudged that the Deed ofSale of the land from THOMAS LEFTWICH to JOHN PRATT is null and void and that the title by which NATHANIELL POPE doth claime is valid and sufficient in the Law, and they do therefore ordered that her Majtie's Writt ofhabere facias possessionem be issued and directed to her Majtie's Sheriffofthe County aforesd thereby requireing him to putt JAMES MASON into the peaceable and quiet possession of the land and premises for and dureing his term aforenamed
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      1712-1716 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 5, [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 462-69. 25-27 Jan. 1714 [1715].
      William Thompson of Essex County to Hugh French, now of Stafford County. Lease and release; for £73 sterling. 130 acres ... 60 acres sold and conveyed to my father Wm. Thompson, Clerk, by deed from John Rosier and Mary his wife 20 March 1687 ... and about 70 acres by deed from John Rosier to William Thompson 4 Jan. 1698 ... in Washington Parish ... for the first 60 acres upon a creek commonly called Rosier's Creek besides the marsh at Baker's corner tree near the island ... line between Bakers and Rosier ... along a line marked by the surveyor Wm. Horton to the wheat patch of Rosier ... marsh adjoyning to the land ... along Rosier's Creek including a peninsula betwixt the creek and Baker's line ... and for the 70 acres ... at the mouth of a small branch upon the eastermost end of the 60 acres formerly sold to William Thompson 4 Jan. 1698/9 ... up the creek through the maine spring to a gum at the head of the branch ... to a small bridg ... to the path that comes from Rosier's house to Isaac Smith's house, decd ... along Smith's line to Baker's line near the Pye tree ... innermost side of Pye Tree swamp ... being given to me by my father Wm. Thompson, Clerk, by his last will and testament bearing date 22 Dec. 1699.
      Wm. Thompson
      Wit: Nicho. Smith, James Cawson.
      25 May 1715. Acknowledged by William Thompson.
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      1662-1666 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 475
      ELIZABETH & JOHN ROSIER, 920 acs. N'umberland Co., 18 Mar. 1662, Page 250, (180). N.E. upon Petomecke Riv., N.W. upon land of Thomas Peaks & small branch of Up. Machotick Riv. & S.E. upon land of Thomas Boyce. Granted to John Hillier 19 Oct. 1653 & by his will given to the abovenamed

      === this land was from asigned 1650 from Thomas Youell to John Rozier d. 1705
      1720-1722 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 7, [Craig M. Kilby]; Page 317-319
      28 July 1721. Deed. David Rosier, Jr. to Francis Awbrey, both of Cople Parish. For 3,000 lbs. of tobacco. 140 acres of land on the south side of Machotick [Mochodoc] River commonly known as Narrow's Point. Beginning at [A] "the head of a creek which divides this land and the land formerly belonging to Major Thomas Youell and since in possession of Mr. Youell Watkins and extending along the said creek ESE 160 poles to [B] Lower Machotick River thence southerly 200 poles along the said river to [C] a small creek that divideth this land and the land formerly belonging to Isaac Allerton Esq. and now in possession of Col. Willoughby Allerton and [thence] West northerly along the land of said Allerton to [A] the beginning." David Rosier, Jr. signed by mark. Witnessed by /s/ Jno. Awbrey, /x/ Aaron Wright, /x/ David Rosier, Sr. Possession delivered by turf & twig on 25 July 1721. Recorded 1 August 1721.

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