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

Edwin Conway

Male 1644 - 1698  (54 years)


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  • Name Edwin Conway  [1
    Born 11 May 1644  Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Sep 1698  St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26344  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2022 

    Father Edwin Conway,   b. Abt 1610, Wigorn, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Feb 1661, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Martha Eltonhead,   b. 26 Sep 1628, Eltonhead, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1652, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1643  Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Thornton,   b. 3 Jan 1674, Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1733, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 21 May 1695  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Francis Conway,   b. 15 Sep 1696, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1733, Port Conway, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F15542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Walker,   b. Abt 1664, North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1695, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Abt 1680  North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edwin Conway,   b. 3 Oct 1681, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1763, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     2. Mary Conway,   b. 16 Feb 1686, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1730, St. Mary's White Chapel, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F17573  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1697-1699 Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 2; Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 331)
      Richmond County Court 7th of September 1698
      - The Last Will and Testament of EDWIN CONWAY diced being presented to this Court by ELIZABETH his Wife, Executrx named in the said Will, the same was proved by the Oaths of ALEXANDER SPENCE & JOHN SIZE, 'witnesses thereunto & probate thereof granted
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      the following deposition does not agree with his published birth date
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      1656-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will Book; [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      BAGWELL, (BAGWILL), ROGER, 26 March, 1679; 6 July, 1679.
      To friend John Alloway my horse that is in the Country Services.
      To friend Samuel Samford my horse called Lawrence.
      To Giles Webb, Jr. son to John Webb my young horse on the South Side of Rapp": River.
      To friend Thomas Taylor my mare that is at my Land Lords Samfords.
      To my Executor my two Chests that is at my said Land Lords house and all that shall be found therein Debts obligations and papers excepted. Also to my Executor my gun.
      To friend Edwin Conway twenty shillings in money to buy a Ring. All my debts that I justly owe to be paid. All the remainder of my estate to my deare brother Andrew Bagwell in Apson in the County of Devon in the Kingdom of England. Executor my friend Edward Jones.
      Wit. JAMES SAMFORD, aged 55 years or thereabouts,
      EDWIN CONWAY, age 25 years or thereabouts. Page 176. {sic 35 years}
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers pg 182 volume II
      Edwin Conway, 1650 acrs in Lasncaster and Northumberland Counties; on SP side of W w/d branch of Corrotoman Riv and adjacent Col. Cod's line. Granted to Edward Conway dec'd 30Nov 1659 and due the above nameed to as son and heir.
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      1652-1657 Lancaster County, Virginia Deed & Wills [Antient Press]; Page 64-65
      BE IT KNOWN unto all men by these pr:sents that I ye Ladye AGATHA CHICHELEY for & in consideracon of ye love & affection I beare unto my Neace, ye Daughter of EDWIN CONAWAY, doe freely give & grante to her ye sd ELTONHEAD, one black browse Cow called Thacker cropt on ye right & underkeeled on ye left; To have & to hold the sd Cow wth: all her increase both male & female unto ye sd ELTONHEAD her heirs Exers. & Admistrs: for ever; And if in case she ye sd ELTONHEAD should decease before she shal come to age, then I doe give y sd Cow both male & female unto my Sister, MARTHA, ye Wife of ye sd EDWIN CONAWAY, to have & to hold ye sd Cow wth all her increase both male & female for ever unto her ye sd MARTHA her heirs Executrs, Admistrs. & assignes In Witness whereof I ye sd AGATHA CHICHELEY have hearunto set my hand & seale this 7th day of May 1653
      Signed sealed & delivered in pr:sence of
      CUTH: POTTER AGATHA CHICHELEY
      JOHN PIG his marke
      Recordatr: 10 die Augustii 1653 p JOHN PHILIPS
      Markes of Cattle to be recorded for Mr. EDWIN CONAWAY. EDWIN CONAWAYs marke crop on both eares. EDWIN CONAWAY JUNR. crop on both eares & a hole in ye left. ELTONHEAD CONAWAY on both eares & a slitt down ye left
      Recordatr: 10th die Augustii 1653 Teste JOHN PHILIPS Cl Cur
      THESE PRESENTS witnesseth yt: I EDWIN CONAWAY doe acknowledge to have received of Mrs. ELINOR BROKAS by the apointmt. of my Sister, FENNWICK, in ye time of her Widowhood, one Heifer colored black with a flower de luce on both eares for ye use of my Daughter, ELTONHED, wth: all ye increase both male & female as a Gift from her Aunt FENWICK In Witness whereof I ye sd CONOWAY have hearunto set my hand ye 15th day of ye Instant May 1653
      Signed & delivered in ye pr:sence of
      FRA: CHICHELEY, EDWIN CONAWAY
      CUTH: POTTER
      Recordatr: 10th die Augustii 1653 p JOHN PHILIPS, Cl Cur
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      1654-1661 Lancaster County, Virginia Deed & Wills [Antient Press]; Page 151
      THESE P:SENTS Witnesseth that I CUTH: FENNICKE Gent. for ye love I bear unto EDWYN, the Son of EDWYN CONNAWAY of COROTOMON in the County of Lancaster in Virginia Gent. do give unto him ye sd CONNAWAY for ye use of his sd Child, my Godson, two heifers of a year old apiece with all their increase male & female the male to redound unto his Father dureing his minority; To have & to hold ye sd heifers unto him ye sd CONNAWAY for ye use of his Child, EDWYN, his heirs Exrs. Admrs. & assignes forever from me & my heirs forever Witnes my hand & seale ye 10th of June (54) Test THOMAS FENNICKE
      CUTH: FENNICKE
      WILLIAM ELTONHED
      Record in Cur primo Jun: 1658 p EDWD. DALE, Cl Cur
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      1673-1677 Middlesex Co Va Order Book; Antient Press: Page 38, Sixth day of September 1675)
      THIS INDENTURE made the third day of May 1674 & in the twenty Seaventh yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraiene KING CHARLES the Second Between EDWIN CONAWAY of the County of Middx. Merchant and ANDREW WILLIAMSON Planter Wittnesseth that said EDWIN CONAWAY for the sume of Seventeen thousand pounds of good sound and legall sweet sented Tobacco and Caske hath sold unto said ANDREW WILLIAMSON his heires forever all that plantation seat tract of land contayning four hundred acres being in Middx. County and beginning to be measured at a fallen Ash tree marked and a marked standing Hickory neere the said fallen Ash & neere the plantation whereof THOMAS LEE now lives and from that place running West to an old dead black stump and two small spanish oakes newly marked for Cornr. trees by JOHN JACKSON deceased his line North East to a Corner hickory tree standing neere an old Corner redd Oake neere Mr. GEORGE REEVES his plantation then by TIMBER NECK PLANTATION line which belongs to Sr. HENRY CHICHELEY Knt. Northwest. to the place it begun
      In presence of us RALPH WORMELEY, JOHN BURNHAM, ROBERT BEVERLEY Recordat Sexto die Sept 1675
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      1678-1680 Middlesex Co Va Order Book; Antient Press: Page 109)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I WILLIAM STANARD of the County of Middx. in Virga: doe depute & appoynt my loveing Brother EDWEN CONWAY my true & Lawful Attorney for me and in my name and to my proper use to aske sue for & recover all maner of Debts dues & demands whatsoever that may be due unto me from any maner of person or persons whatsoever, and after ye Receipt of any such Debt or Debts Acquittances or other Discharges in my name to make and Signe, and I
      doe further impower my said Attorney to answer any maner of Law Suites that shall be brought agt me ye said STANARD in any Courte held within Virga. aforesd and Whatsoever my Attorney shall act or doe shall be as Authentique Lawful & as firme as I my selfe could act were I personally present. In Witness whereof I have sett my hand & Seale this 5th day of January Ano Dom 1677
      in presence of RICHARD WILLIS, WILLIAM STANARD
      THOMAS RADLEY
      Proved by ye Oathes of ye Witnesses in open Courte ye 7th day of Janr, 1677
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      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 30-31
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I EDWIN CONWAY of the County of NORTHUMBERLAND in the Collony of Virginia haveing obtained a Pattent for Nine hundred acres of land in Rappa: Beginning at TOCAPACON SPRING wch: as I am credibly informed runs and Intrenches considerably into a Tract of Foyer hundred and fourty acres formerly surveyed for Mr. MILLER Now Know yee that I the said EDWIN CONWAY doe for diverse good causes me thereunto most especially moving have granted unto SYMON MILLER of Rappa: County aforesaid his heirs every part and parcell of land to me appertaining within the bounds and contents of the tract of Foyer hundred and Fourty acres of land To have and to hold unto the said MILLER his heirs and assignes forever all and every part of the said land so Intrenching from the right of me and my heirs to the said SYMON MILLER his heirs forever and for the better ensureing I the said EDWIN CONWAY doe make and appoint my loveing freind, Capt. EDMUND CRASKE, my true and lawfull attorney to acknowledge this Instrument in the Court held for the County of Rappa: aforesaid. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and settle this one and thirtieth day of March 1683
      Signed sealed and delivered in prsence of EDWIN CONAWAY
      EDWIN THACKER, EDWIN CONWAY
      ALICE TOMIZON hir marke
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa 4 die Aprillis 1683 et Recordatr x7 die
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      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 167-168
      THIS INDENTURE made the sixth day of May 1685 in the thirty fifth yeare of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lord King Charles the second &c. Between EDWIN CONWAY of Virginia and SARAH his Wife of the one part and MATTROM WRIGHT in the Parish of Sittinburn in County of Rappa:, Gentl, of the other part Witnesseth that the said EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife for the full sum of Two hundred and thirty pounds Sterling to them or one of them in hand truly paid have sold unto the said MATTROM WRIGHT his heires One thousand acres of land situate and being in the Parish of Sittingburn in the County of Rappa: on the Northwest or upper side of RAPPA. CREEK the said land being the moiety or one half part of a Pattent for Two thousand acres of land granted to Lieut. Coll. HENRY FLEET dated the 25th day of August 1657 & by him lapsed and after granted to WALTER GRAINGER by Pattent dated the 25th of March 1661 & by the said GRAINGER sold & assigned to Colnll JOHN WALKER as by Assignment on back of the said Pattent dated the 20th of May 1682, may more at large appeare and the said One thousand acres of land being the moiety of sd Pattent given by sd Collnell JOHN WALKER to his Daughter, SARAH, and her heires and assignes forever which sd Daughter being now Wife of EDWIN CONWAY aforesd, and also all houses orchards fields together with all proffits and appurtenances belonging unto the sd One thousand acres of land & premises with all the right which sd EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife have To have and to hold unto the sd MATTROM WRIGHT from henceforth & forever Subject nevertheless unto the quit rents wch from henceforth shall be due to be paid unto his Majtie his heires and the said EDWIN CONWAY & SARAH his Wife hereby shall and will warrant & defend and that the said MATTROM WRIGHT may peaceably possess the same without the lett of the sd EDWIN CONWAY or SARAH his Wife or any other persons whatsoever In Witness whereof the parties have sett their hands and seales
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
      SAMLL. TRAVERSE, EDWIN CONWAY
      RAW: TRAVERS SARAH CONWAY
      Memorandum: That the Thousand acres of land above granted to MATTRUM WRIGHT is the Sonthermost part of the Two thousand acres granted to Colnll. HENRY FLETT, this
      written before signed May 6th 1685
      Then acknowledged in the County Court of Rappa: by EDWIN CONWAY & SARAH his Wife and record: the 12th day of the same month
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      1686-1688 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 236-238
      THIS INDENTURE made the fifth day of May 1686 and in the second yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereign Lord James the second &c. Between EDWIN CONWAY of the County of LANCASTER Gent. and SARAH his Wife of the one part and ROBERT TOMLIN JUNR of the County of Rappa: Gent., and EASTER his Wife of the other part Witnesseth that Whereas Colo. JOHN WALKER late of the said County of Rappa: did in and by his last Will and Testament give and devise unto the sd SARAH and EASTER his two Daughters and to their heires forever Two thousand acres of land scituate at or neere RAPPA: CREEKE in the County of Rappa: vch he purchased and bought of one WALTER GRANGER Now This Indenture Witnesseth that the said EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife & the sd ROBERT TOMLIN and EASTER his Wife having mutually agreed on a particon and separacon of the sd land between them the sd EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife in pursuance whereof have granted unto the sd ROBERT TOMLIN and EASTER his Wife one thousand acres of the said land lying Northermost separated and divided from the other by a line of marked trees for that purpose runing from East to West as neere as may be through the midle of the sd Two thouand acres of land given as aforesaid and also all profits & appurtenances to the sd Northern One thousand acres of land belonging as also all the right and Interest which the sd EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife have or can lawfully claim to the same To have and to hold the said land being the Northermost of the sd Two thousand acres of land as aforesd. all and singular the premisses with the right and appurtenances belonging unto the sd ROBERT TOMLIN and EASTER his Wife as also that the sd EDWIN CONWAY hath paid and secured to be paid unto the sd ROBERT TOMLIN Thirty pounds current English money in regard of the Meleracon demand to be of that part of the said land agreed to the said EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife and herein exprest they the said ROBERT TOMLIN and EASTER his Wife have granted unto the said EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife their heires One thousand acres of land being the Southermost part of the said Two thousand acres separated and devided from the other by the sd line running from East to West as aforesd, with all profits and appurtenances to the sd Southermost One thosuand acres as also all right wch the sd ROBERT TOMLIN and EASTER his Wife may lawfully claime and sd EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife do promis sd ROBERT TOMLIN and EASTER his Wife that the sd EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife will at any time within the space of seven years now next coming after the date hereof acknowledge these presents in due form of Law and doe acknowledge any other Deed as shall by Coun cell learned in the Law thought requisite for the conveying the sd Southermost land. In Witness whereof the parties have sett their hands and seales
      Sealed and delivered after in presence of
      THOMAS NEW,
      HENRY FLEET ROBERT TOMLIN
      JO: TAVERNER EASTER TOMLIN
      The Within Deed acknowledged the 5th of May 1686 by the within named ROBERT TOMLIN JUNR. and EASTER his Wife before Colo, JOHN STONE, Lt. Colo. WM. LOYD and Capt. SAMLL, BLOMFIELD, Justices of peace for the County of Rappa: to Mr. EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife within named and recorded the 8th day of June 1686
      Teste WM, COLSTON, CI Cur
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      1686-1688 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 267-269
      THIS INDENTURE made the fifth day of May 1686 and in the second yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord James the second &c. Between EDWIN CONWAY of the County of LANCASTER Gent. and SARAH his Wife of the one part and ROBERT TOMLIN of the County of L. Gent. and EASTER his Wife of the other part Whereas Colo. JOHN WALKER of the County of Rappa. deced did in and by his last Will and Testament give and devise unto the sd SARAH and EASTER his two Daughters and to their heires forever Two thousand acres of land scituate at or neere RAPPA CREEK in the sd County of Rappa: which he purchased of one WALTER GRANGER. Now This Indenture Witnesseth that the said EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife and the sd ROBERT TOMLIN and EASTER his Wife haveing mutually agreed on a particon of the said land between them, the sd EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife in pursuance whereof have confirmed unto the sd ROBERT TOMLIN and EASTER his Wife One thousand acres of the sd Land lying Northermost separated and devided from the other by a line of marked trees for that purpose running East and West as neere as may be thought the midle of the Two thousand acres of land and also all profius and appertinances to the sd Northermost One thousand acres of land belonging as also all the right and Reversion the sd EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife have or may claime to the same, To have and to hold the sd Land being the Northermost of these Two thousand acres devided as aforesd, and all other the premisses belonging unto the sd ROBERT TOMLIN and EASTER his Wife from hence forth as also that the sd EDWIN CONWAY hath or secured to be paid unto the ad ROBT. TOMLIN Thirty pounds current English money in regard of the Meleracon deemed to be of that part of the sd land agreed to be unto the sd EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife (and therein expressed) they the sd ROBERT TOMLIN and EASTER his Wife have granted unto the sd EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife their heires One thousand acres of land being the Southermost of the sd Two thousand acres separated and devided from the other by the sd line from East to West as aforesd., and all profitts and appertinances to the sd land belonging as also all title which ROBERT TOMLIN and EASTER his Wife have to the same To have and to hold the sd Southermost part unto the sd EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife and the sd EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife shall at any time within the space of seven yeares now next coming acknowledge these presents as shall be by councell learned in the Law thought requisite for the better conveying the sd Northermost One thousand acres of land unto the sd ROBERT TOMLIN and EASTER his Wife and the sd ROBERT TOMLIN and EASTER his Wife do hereby promise within the space of seven years next coming at the request of the said EDWIN and SARAH his Wife to acknowledge these presents in due forme of Law thought requisite for the more sure releasing the Southermost One thousand acres of land on the sd EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife according to the meaning hereof,
      In Witness the parties have sett their hands and settles
      Sealed and delivered in the presents of
      JNO: TAVERNER EDWIN CONWAY
      HEN: THACKER, SARAH CONWAY
      WM. DEY
      Acknowledged in Rappa: Court the 6th day of October 1686 by the within named EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife personally to the purpose here within mencioned and record the nil day of the sd month Teste WM. COLSTON, Cl Cur

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      Deed Book No. 1 p. 85. Agreement.
      2 August 1693. Morgan Williams and Wm Steward having jointly purchased from Mr John Peirce and Hester his wife 267 acres in Rappa on westward side of Rappa Creek "that wee are fully satisfied with our proporconable parts layed out and divided by Mr Edwin Conway". The line drawn from a stake in Jonah Wilson's line on 2 Febry 1692/3. That part SW and W to Williams: that part SE to Steward.
      signed
      Morgan Williams
      Wm x Steward

      Wit:
      DAVID x JAMES
      MARY x JAMES

      Rec. 11 Aug. 1693

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Richmond County records, 1692-1704 : Deed book no. 1, 1692-1693, Deed book no. 2, 1693/4-1696, Deed book no. 3, lost, miscellaneous records, 1699-1704
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 117 pgs
      ===
      James Hughes 2006-04-25 21:44:32
      p. 40. Patent. 28 Sept 1681. Hen: Chichley Knt their Majties Deputie Govern'r of Virginia with the consent of the Counsell of State to Edwin Conway, 900 acres in Rappa "beginning at Tacapacon Spring, the beginning of a Patent for 5275 acres of Land granted to Tho Chetwood and John Prosser and running along said Chetwoods and Prossers Line N and by W 720 perch to an Indian tree menconed in their Patent x x to the River of Rappahannock, thence up along the said River and Pocason West ninety-three perches to the Palce it began x x".
      p. 40. Assignment of above patent. 5 May 1692. Edwin Conway of Lancaster County to Wm Reynolds, for 1500 lb tobo, "all my Right Title and Interest of in and to the said Patent x x except what of the said Land lyes and falls into a Certain Tract off Land formerly by the said Conway surveyed for Mr Symon Miller"
      signed Edwin Conway
      Wit:
      Alex'r Swan
      Jos Lowis
      Rec. 5 Oct. 1692.

      p.43. Power of Atty. 5 June 1694. Honoria Woffendale to James Taylor to ack "my Thirds of a parcell of Land unto William Powell"
      signed her mark Honoria x Woffendall
      Wit:
      Wm Reynolds
      John x Spiller
      Date of record not shown.

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Richmond County records, 1692-1704 : Deed book no. 1, 1692-1693, Deed book no. 2, 1693/4-1696, Deed book no. 3, lost, miscellaneous records, 1699-1704
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 117 pgs.

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      1692-1693 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 1 [Antient Press]; Page 79)
      WHEREAS there is a Grant passed at JAMES CITY under the Seale of the Colony or Dominion of Virginia for Three hundred acres of land unto EDWIN CONWAY of LANCASTER County dated the 28th of Septembr: Ano: Dom: 1681, the sd land lying & being in the County of RAPPAHANNOCK on the North side of Rappahannock River above CHINGATEAGUE CREEK & begins at TOCAPACON SPRING the beginning of a great Patent for land granted to JOHN PROSSER & THO: CHITWOOD, and runs the courses and distances sett down in the sd Patent. Now Know all men by these presents that the sd EDWIN CONWAY for & in consideracon of Fifteen hundred pounds of good Tobb: in hand received assigne & sett over unto WM: REYNOLDS of the sd County all my right & interest to the sd Patent and Land therein menconed, Except wt.: of the said Land lyes & falls into a certain tract of land formerly by the sd CONWAY surveyed for Mr. SYMON MILLER. being in or joyning to the sd Patent, I the sd EDWIN CONWAY do warrant unto the said WILLIAM his heirs and assignes all the sd Patent of Land and the Land therein menconed except what is aforee Excepted, from me the sd EDWIN CONWAY my heirs & assignes or any other persons clayming under me, And I the sd EDWIN CONWAY do further covenant with the sd WM. REYNOLDS his heirs that I & my heirs within the space of five years shall at the request cost & charge of the said WM. REYNOLDS acknowledge any other Intrument of Writing for the better assuring the right of me the sd EDWIN CONWAY with the Exception before recited. In Witness whereof I the sd EDWIN CONWAY have hereunto sett my hand & seale this 5th day of May 1692
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us
      ALEXR. SWAN, EDWIN CONWAY
      JOS: LEWIS
      Recognitr: in Cur Com Richmond p Colnll. JNO: STONE, Attorney for EDWIN CONWAY
      die Sber. 1692
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      1693-1694 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 2; Part 1 [Antient Press]; Page 59) THIS INDENTURE made the fifth day of September Ano: Dom: 1694 and in the Sixth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord and Lady, William and Mary, King & Queen &c., Between HENRY FLEET of the Parish of CHRIST CHURCH in the County of LANCASTER Gent. of the one part and EDWIN CONWAY of the Parish and County aforesaid, also Gent , of the other part, Witnesseth that the said HENRY FLEET for Eleven pounds Six shillings currant money of England to him in hand by the said EDWIN CONWAY paid or secured to be paid hath sold unto the said EDWIN CONWAY his heirs and assigns all that Devident of Land containing Two thousand acres be the same more or less being in the County of Richmond bounded on the South East by FALLING CREEK, South and Southeast upon the River of Rappa:, Northwest upon a small Creek there & neare WARASQUIT INDIAN TOWN, North East upon the HILLS there which said land was formerly granted to one NICHOLAS MERIWETHER by Patent dated 13th of April 1655, And by him sold and assigned by Indorsement on the said Patent dated the Sth day of September 1656 unto Capt. HENRY FLEET, Father of the said HENRY FLEET, parties to these presents, by whom he claims the said tract of land as his Son & Heir apparent and also all the rights & demand of him the said HENRY FLEET to the premisses (except and always reserved out of this present grant bargain and sale, Two hundred acres of the said Tract of Land granted to one JOSHUA MASON & One hundred acres to PETER BUTLER and Three hundred acres to MALACHI PEALE by the said HENRY FLEET, party to these presents, To have and to hold the sd Tract of Land containing Two thousand acres be the same more or less, with all the rights belonging (except before excepted) unto the said EDWIN CONWAY his heirs and assigns from henceforth forever, Subject nevertheless unto the Quitrents which from henceforth shall grow due to be paid for the pre- misses unto the Chief Lord thereof, And further the said HENRY FLEET and ELIZABETH his Wife shall not only acknowledge these presents and her right and title of Dower to all the Land & premisses hereby granted (except before excepted) in due form of Law but make and acknowledge at the cost and charges of the said CONWAY any other Deed when thereunto required for the more sure settling of the same on him so as such other Deed contain no other Warranty or Covenant for Warranty then only against themselves and their heirs In Witness whereof the parties have sett their hands and
      seals
      Sealed & delivered in the presence of us
      JOHN STONE, HENRY FLEET
      JNO: TAVERNER
      Recognitr: in Cur: Comp Rich: 5 die 7br: Ano: 1694 et recordr: 15th die
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      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 65-67
      THIS INDENTURE made the ninth day of September 1696 and in the eight year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord William by the grace of God of England Scotland France & Ireland &c. Between HENRY CREYTON of the Parish of SITTINGBOURNE in the County of RICHMOND in Virginia of the one part and EDWIN CONWAY of the Parish of ST. MARYs in the County of RICHMOND aforesaid of ye other part; Witnesseth tht the said HENRY CREYTON for the full summ of thirty pounds Sterling doth by these presents give unto the said EDWIN CONWAY his heirs & assignes all my right & interest that I now have unto Seven hundred & six acres of Land be ye same more or less being the one third part of the moyety or halfe prt of a Patent for Four thousand two hundred & forty acres of Land being in ye sd. Parish of ST. MARYs in the County of Essex on the South side of Rappa: River from SWAN CREEK to SNOW CREEK being formerly granted to JOHN PROSSER and HENRY CREYTON, Father of the said HENRY CREYTON, who by his last Will & TesLamt. bearing date 26th day of Janry: 1676, gave to his Eldest Son, the said HENRY CREYTON, the one third part of his moyety or one halfe part of the said Patent, and also all profitts & appurtenances belonging; To have and to hold the said Seven hundred & six acres of Land & all the premisses unto the sd. EDWIN CONWAY his heirs & assign es from henceforth & forever, subject nevertheless to the Quilt-rents which from henceforth shall grow due to be paid unto his Majestie his heirs & successors and the said HENRY CREYTON for the consideracon aforesaid the hereby granted Land will forever warrant & defend by these presents and that the said EDWIN CONWAY shall he and his heirs & assigns peacefully enjoy ye same without trouble of the said HENRY CREYTON his heirs or assignes or any other persons claiming by him, In Witness whereof the parties aforesd. to this present Indenture have set their hands & seales
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of
      ISAAC WRIGHT, HENRY CRIGHTON
      HEN: BRUCE
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of 7ber: 1696 & admitted to Record Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ELIZABETH CREYTON, the now Wife of the within named HENRY CREYTON, do for ye consideracon within grant to the within named EDWIN CONWAY his heirs forever all my right that I now have or hereafter may claim of in & to ye Land & premisses in this Deed expressed as Dower or otherwise, and do make Mr. FRA: MERIWETHER. Clerk of Essex Court, to acknowledge ye same in ye sd. Court. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale this 10th day of Sept. 1696 ELIZABETH CREYTON
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court the 10th day of September 1696 & admitted to Record
      Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, CI Cur
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      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 360-361
      THIS INDENTURE made the 24th/twenty fifth day of May 1728 Between FRANCIS CONWAY of County of Caroline of one part & EDWIN CONWAY of the County of Lancaster Witnesseth that said Francis Conway in Consideration of two good Negro men (the receipt whereof & himself to be therewith satisfied the said Francis doth hereby acknowledge & thereof doth fully discharge the said Edwin Conway his heirs, Exrs & Admrs hath granted unto the said Edwin Conway the Land now in the said Edwin Conways actual possession for force of a Demise to him made for one whole year by Indenture and of the Statute of Transferring uses into possession being a tract of land containing 300 acres & is the moiety of 600 acres of land given unto said Francis & Edwin Conway by the last Will of Mr EDWYN THACKER of Middlesex County deced & is part of a Patent granted to the said Edwin Thacker for 2634 acres of land in the County of Essex. The said 300 acres of land being the moiety given to said Francis by the sd Edwin Thacker....
      Signed in presence of WM WOODFORD, Frans. Conway
      MAX ROBINSON, FRE. MURDOCK
      At Court held for Essex County on 20th August 1728
      This Lease & Release of land Indented admitted to record
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