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

John Tayloe

Male 1687 - 1747  (60 years)


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  • Name John Tayloe  [1
    Birth 15 Feb 1687  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 2 Nov 1747  Lunenburg Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26925  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

    Father William Tayloe,   b. 1645   d. 7 Feb 1710/11, Mt. Airy, Richmond County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Corbin,   b. 9 Feb 1664, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1694, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 29 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 1685  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17870  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Gwynn,   b. 30 Dec 1692, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Jan 1745, Lunenburg Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 52 years) 
    Marriage 1715  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Tayloe,   b. 8 Jul 1716, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 May 1726, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 9 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. John Tayloe,   b. 28 May 1721, Mt. Airy, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Apr 1779, Mt. Airy, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 57 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Elizabeth 'Betty' Tayloe,   b. 28 May 1721, Mt. Airy, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 May 1784, 'Laneville' King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 62 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Anne Corbin Tayloe,   b. 25 Aug 1723, Mt. Airy, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Jun 1785, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 61 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F17867  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      1725-1753 Richmond County, Virginia Will Book 5 [Robert K. Headley, jr.]; Page 533
      John TAYLOE, will; 31 Jan 1744/45, 2 Nov 1747
      wife use of whole tract of land containing about 1200 ac. whereon I now live in Rich. Co; daus. Betty CORBIN and Anne Corbin TAYLOE; bro. William; fr. and kinsman Col. Thomas LEE; son John several tracts of land: 4000 ac. at [Kelockpon] Mountains in Fairfax or Prince William County, 2146 ac. in the same County, 1200 ac. upon Goose Creek purchased of Benjamin GRAYSON, 5000 ac. in Prince William Co. upon which the furnace stands, and other lands after wife's death; ex: wife, son John, and kinsman Col. Thomas LEE; wits: William KAY, Andrew ANDERSON, Muho. McGINNIS, John McDONALD. Cod. 300 pounds current money to the vestry of Lun. Par; money to fr. and relation Thomas LEE Esq. of Stratford in West. Co. and Col. Henry LEE of West. Co; mentions the late Mrs. GWYNN (grmother of his dau. Betty CORBIN); bro. William of Lanc. Co; desires son to provide and pay for, in times of necessity, a physician for his aunt BROCKENBROUGH and to assist her; fr. Maj. John CRAMPE of King Geo. Co.; desires son to employ William PEIRCE of West. Co. who has lived sometime with him; fr. Col. Thomas LEE, son John, and s-i-1 Richard CORBIN to be guardians of dau. Anne Corbin TAYLOE; wits; Gilbert HAMILTON, David KER, William PEIRCE.
      p.547 - The Hon. John TAYLOE Esq., inv; 19 Aug 1748.
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      James Hughes 2006-02-06 12:20:55
      Abstracts from Records of Richmond County, Virginia: Will Book No. 3; Wm. and Mary Qrtly., Vol.17-3
      Fauntleroy, Moore. 10 April, 1739 - 3 March 1740.
      Wife Margaret,
      son Moore;
      daughter Elizabeth Brockenbrough's son William Fauntleroy Brockenbrough;
      daughters Margaret, katherine, Mary, Sarah Griffin, Judith;
      sister Elizabeth Tayloe.
      To wife the chariot and horses;
      son Moore my silver tankard that has my coat of arms upon it;
      brother-in-law John Tayloe, Esq., and John and Paul Micou executors.
      ===
      1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 395-403
      Jan'r 6th 1712 INVENTORY of the Estate of Mr Step'h Loyde decd
      INVENTORY of the Estate of Mr Step'h Loyde decd (many pages)
      pursuant to an order of the Court date the 12th of December Last we have valued and Invontoryed the Estate of Mr Step'n Loyde dested amounting as above to six hundred fifty five pound seven shilling and Eleven pence.
      Given under our hands this 7th of Jan'ry 1712
      Joseph Smith
      Wm Daingerfield
      James ffullerton
      At a Court hold for Essex County on Tuesday the 20th day of 7'br 1715
      The within Inventory was presented by John Tailoe and on his mocon is ordered to be recorded and is recorded
      Test
      Thos Herrman
      Cl Cur
      Stafford
      wee the Subscribtrs at the request of Lyonel Loyd attorney of James Loyd and Isaac Elton of Bristol merch't and John Tayloe who Intermarryed 10th the relict of Stephen Loyd dec'd did meet on the plantation called Chatterton in the aforesd County on the 7th day of June 1714 and value the Estate that was in partnership betwixt the sd James Loyd Isaac Elton and Stephen Loyd as by the Inventory underwritten
      more pages
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      1705-1708 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 4 [Antient Press]; Page 42a
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I SAMLL. BAYLEY of County of Richmond for the summe of Thirteene thousand foure hundred and fourty three pounds of good tobbo: in hand paid by Collo. WILLIAM TAYLOE, by these presents bargaine sell and confirm unto JOHN TAYLOE , oldest Son of Coll. WILLM. TAYLOE, two Negroe boys called Frank &Torn, the said two Negro slaves to hould and enjoy to him the said JOHN TAYLOE with warranty of the same against all persons whatsoever; In Wittnesse whereof I the said SAMLL. BAYLE have hereunto sett my hand and seale this 2d day of Aprill Annoq. Dom 1706.
      Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      RALPH M(?) SAMLL. BAYLEY
      ROGER signum DICKSON
      Recordatr. Cur. Corn, Richmond 23d die Aprilis 1706
      Test J. SHERLOCK, Cl Cur
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      1711-1714 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 6, Part 1 [Antient Press]; Page 21-23
      THIS INDENTURE made the third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eleven and in the tenth year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lady Anne, by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, Queene defender of the faith &c. Betweene FRANCIS YEATS of the Parish of North Farnham in County of Richmond and Colony of Virginia, Planter, of one part and JOHN TAYLOE of the same Parish and County in the Colony of Virginia, Gent., of other part; Wittnesseth that FRANCIS YEATS in consideration of Two hundred acres of Land and four Negro slaves by the said JOHN TAYLOE by good and authentique Deeds settled and assured upon him ye sd. FRANCIS YEATS and the heirs of his ovine body, by these presents doth bargaine and sell unto JOHN TAYLOE his heirs all that tract of land scituate and being in the Parish and County aforesaid upon the South East side of RAPPAHANNOCK CREEK and adjoyning to the Lands of said JOHN TAYLOE, bounded, Begining au a Chessnutt Oak standing a bent of said Creek by a small piece of Marsh and extending it selfe thence up the said Creek according to the courses thereof being reduced to a streight line is nearest North East one hundred and fifty poles to a Stake on the said Creek side some distance above the HERRING GUTT, thence South fourty nine degrees East three hundred and twenty poles to a Corner marked red Oake near the foot of the hills, thence South fourty three degrees West one hundred and fifty poles to a Stake, thence North Fourty nine degrees West along the said JOHN TAYLOEs line, three hundred and twenty poles to the first mentioned Chestnut Oake containing and being laid out for Three hundred acres of land be the same more or less, together with all houses orchards and appurtenances belonging; To have and to hold the tract of land and other appurtenances to JOHN TAYLOE his heirs; and FRANCIS YEATS at the time of ensealing and Delivery of these presents by virtue of one Act of Assembly made att a General Assembly begun att her Majties. Royall Capitoll in the Citty of WILLIAMSBURGH the seventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eleven for the vesting and settling in him said FRANCIS 'YEATS his heirs the fee simple of the aforesaid Three hundred acres of land be the same more or less is lawfully and rightfully seized of and in all the hereby granted premises with the appurtenances; And FRANCIS YEATS his heirs doth further covenant with JOHN TAYLOE his heirs by these presents that he said FRANCIS YEATS and his heirs the premises with the appurtenances to JOHN TAYLOE his heirs against him and every other person shall warrant and forever defend by these presents; In Witiness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day & year above written Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      A. BROCKENBROUGH, FRANCISS YEATS
      WILL: SMITH, THOS: DICKENSON
      At a Court held for Richmond County the fifth day of March 1711
      FRANCIS YEATS came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed to JOHN TAYLOE Gent., and att his motion it is admitted to Record, AUSTIN BROCKENBROUGH also appeared and by virtue of a Lre. of Attorney from WINIFRED YEATS, the Wife of said FRANCIS YEATS, relinquished her right of Dover to the Land by this Deed conveyed wch: is also ordered to be recorded
      Test JNO: TAYLOE, D. Cl.
      Memorandum • That on the third day of March in the yar of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eleven Livery and Seisin of the Lands with the appurtenances in this Deed mentioned was duel), executed in and upon the same according to the tenor forme and effect thereof by the delivery of Turf and Tvigg in the name of the whole by the within named FRANCIS YEATS to him the said JOHN TAYLOE, To have & to hold to him ye sd, JOHN TAYLOE his heirs in the presence of us whose names are hereunto
      subscribed A. BROCKENBROUGH
      THOS: DICKENSON
      This Livery and Seisen was proved in Richmond County Court the fifth day of March 1711 by the Oaths of the wittnesses thereto, and then acknowledged by FRANCIS YEATS to JOHN TAYLOE Gent., and att his motion admitted to Record
      Test JNO: TAYLOE, D. Cl.
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I WINIFRED YEATS, Wife of FRANCIS YEATS of Richmond County, do hereby appoint AUSTIN BROCKEBROUGH of Richmond County my true and lawfull Attorney for me and in my name to appeare att the next Court to be held for the County of Richmond or any succeeding Court and acknowledge and relinquish my right and title of Dower and Thirds of and unto a certaine parcell of land with the appurtanancec sold and conveyed by my aforesd. Husband w JOHN TAYLOE Gent., as by the Deed of Bargaine and Sale thereof made betweene the said FRANCIS YEATS of the one part and said JOHN TAYLOE of other part bearing date the third day of this Instant may appear, allowing for good and valid whatever my said Attorney shall i lawfully do in the premises in as large and ample manner to all intents and purposes as if I were personally present and did the same my selfe. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this fourth day of March Anno Dom: i711
      Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      JNO: DOYLE, Signum WINIFRED YEATS
      THOS. DICKENSON
      This Letter of Attorney was proved in Richmond County Court the fifth day of March 1711 by the (lathes of the wittnesses thereto and admitted to Record
      Test JNO: TAYLOE D. Cl.
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      1711-1714 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 6, Part 1 [Antient Press]; Page 23-24
      THIS INDENTURE made the Third day of March in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eleven and in the tenth year of the Reign of our Sovereigne Lady Anne by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, Queen Defender of the faith &c,, Betweene JOHN TAYLOE of the Parish of North Farnham in County of Virginia Gent., of one part and FRANCIS YEATS of the same Parish and County of other part; Wittnesseth that JOHN TAYLOE in consideration of all that parcel! of land together with the houses orchards gardens fences woods underwoods and other appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging scituate in the Parish and County aforesaid on South East side of RAPPAHANOCK CREEK adjoying to the Land of said JOHN TAYLOE containing Three hundred acres be the same more or less by good and authentique Deeds of Bargaine & Sale by FRANCIS YEATS bargained and sold to JOHN TAYLOE his heirs; by these presents doth bargaine and sell unto FRANCIS YEATS and to his heirs of his owne body all that parcel' of Land scituate in the Parish and County aforesaid containing Two hundred acres, bounded, Begining att. a marked Hickory in JOHN TAYLOEs line and running thence South West one hundred and sixty two poles, thence South thirty two degrees West to a Hickory near the head of FORK CREEK, thence North (forty eight degrees West one hundred eighty five poles to a small white Oake saplin in the said TAYLOEs line, thence North fourty six degrees East one hundred fourty four poles to a Stake in the said TAYLOEs old Field, thence South sixty degrees East one hundred and eighty one poles to the first mentioned Hickory, Together with all houses orchards profitts and appurtenances belonging; To have and to hold the hereby bargained and sold premises and the aforementioned four Negro slaves to said FRANCIS YEATS and the heirs of his owne body; And JOHN TAYLOE his heirs shall warrant and for ever defend by these presents free and clear from all incumbrances whatsoever the yearly rent for the same due to the Cheife Lord or Lords of the premises only excepted and foreprized; In Wittnesse whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably sett their hands and seals the day and year first above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      A. BROCKENBROUGH, JNO: TAYLOE
      WILL: SMITH, THOS: DICKENSON
      At a Court held for Richmond County the fifth day of March 1711
      JOHN TAYLOE Gent. came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed to FRANCIS YEATS and att his motion it is admitted to Record Test JNO: TAYLOE, D. Cl.
      MEMORANDUM; That on the third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eleven Livery and Seisin of the Lands with the appurtenances in this Deed mentioned was duely executed in and upon the same according to the tenor forme and effect thereof by the delivery of Turf and Twigg in the name of the whole by JOHN TAYLOE unto FRANCIS YEATS in presence of us whose names are hereunto subscribcd JOHN DOYLE
      THOS: DICKENSON
      This Livery and Seisin was proved in Richmond County Court by ye oaths of the wittnesses thereto the fifth day of March 1711, & then acknowledged to FRANCIS YEATS by JOHN TAYLOE Gent. and ordered to be recorded
      Test JNO: TAYLOE D. C1.
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      1711-1714 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 6, Part 1 [Antient Press]; Page 115
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we JOHN TAYLOE, THOMAS GRIFFIN and AUSTIN BROCKENBROUGH of County of Richmond are held and firmly bound unto the Worspll. Justices for the said County in the sume of Five hundred pounds Sterl. to the which payment well and truly to be made we bind our selves our heirs firmly by these presents; As Wittness our hands and seals this 4th day of March 1712
      THE CONDITION of this obligation is such that if the above bound JOHN TAYLOE, Admr. of all the goods chattles and creditts of PHILIP BROWNE deced., do make a true and perfect Inventory of all the goods chattles and creditts of the said deced., and the same so made do exhibit in the County Court of Richmond when thereunto required by the said Court; do well and truly administer according to Law, and further do make a just and true account of his actings and doings therein when thereto required by the said Court and shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as the said Justices by their Order or Judgment pursuant to the Laws in such case made and provided; And if it shall hereafter appear that any last Will and Testament was made by the said deced., and the Executr: or Executrs. therein named do exhibit the same in said Court making request to have it allowed and approved; accordingly if the said JOHN TAYLOE being thereunto required do render and deliver up his Letters of Administration approbation of such Testament being first had and made in the said Court; Then this obligation to be voyd and of none effect, otherwise to romaine in full force and virtue
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      (no witnesses recorded) JOHN TAYLOE
      THO: GRIFFIN
      AUSTIN BROCKENBROUGH
      Acknowledged in Richmond County Court the 4th day of March 1712 by JOHN TAYLOE,
      THOMAS GRIFFIN and AUSTIN BROCKENBROUGH and admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur.
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      1711-1714 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 6, Part 1 [Antient Press]; Page 141
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we JOHN TAYLOE, NICHOLAS SMITH and CHARLES BARBER of the County of Richmond, Gent., are held and firmly bound unto our Sovereign Lady Queene Anne in the full and just summe of One thousand poudns Sterl. currant and lawfully money of Great Brittaine, to be paid to our said Sovereign Lady the Queen her heirs and successors, to the which payment well and truly to be made we bind our selves our heirs firmly by these presents; Sealed with our seales and dated the 6th day of May Anno Dom: 1713.
      THE CONDITION of the above obligation is such that Whereas the above bound JOHN TAYLOE is by Virtue of a Commission from her Maj ties: Lieut. Governour of this Dominion bearing date the 27th day of Aprill 1713, commissionated and appointed HIGH SHERRIFF of the County of Richmond; If therefore JOHN TAYLOE do at all times dureing the time of his Sherrivalty well and truly collect gather up and secure all her Majties: Revenues and Dues which shall become due in the County of Richmond and also render an account of all fines and amerciaments whatsoever to Mr. Auditor LUDWELL or such other people as shall be appointed to receive the same, and shall dureing the time of his Sherrivalty act performe and do in all things relating to the said Office as is usual in the like cases and by the Laws of this Colony appointed and required to be done, That then this obligation shall be voyd otherwise to remaine in full force and virtue
      Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us
      (no witnesses recorded) JNO: TAYLOE
      NICHO: SMITH
      CHAS: BARBER
      This Bond was acknowledged in Richmond County Court the 6th day of May 1713 by JOHN TAYLOE, NICHO: SMITH and CHARLES BARBER and admitted to Record
      Test THOS: DICKENSON, Dept. Cl Cur
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      1711-1714 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 6, Part 1 [Antient Press]; Page 143
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN TAYLOE of County of Richmond Gent., am held and firmly bound unto NICHOLAS SMITH and CHARLES BARBER of the same County, Gent., in the just summe of Two thousand pounds Sterling, to the which payment well and truly to be made I bind my selfe my heirs firmly by these presents; Sealed with my seals and dated this 6th day of May 1713
      THE CONDITION of this obligation is such that Whereas the above named NICHOLAS SMITH & CHARLES BARBER became bound with the above JOHN TAYLOE for his due execution of Sheriff of this County during his continuance therein, if therefore the said JOHN TAYLOE his Exrs. and Admrs. do att all times hereafter save defend keep harmless and Indemnifyed the said NICHOLAS SMITH and CHARLES BARBER their heirs from all actions suits debates troubles and incumbrances whatsoever that shall or may hereafter arise or accrue for or by reason of their being become bound with said JOHN TAYLOE as aforesaid, That then the above obligation to be voyd otherwise to remaine in full force and virtue
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      (no witnesses recorded) JNO: TAYLOE
      This Bond was acknowledged in Richmond County Court the 6th day of May 1713 by JOHN TAYLOE & admitted to Record Test THOS: DICKENSON, Dept. Cl Cur.
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      1714-1715 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 7; Part 1 [Antient Press]; Page 18-19
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we JOHN TAYLOE, GAWIN CORBIN of the County of Richmond, Gent., are held and firmly bound unto the Honble. ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD her Majties Lieut. Governor of this Dominion in the full and just summe of Two thousand pounds of lawfull money to the which payment well and truely to be made we bind our selves our heirs firmly by these presents; Sealed with our Seales and dated the Seventh day of October Anno Dom: 1714
      THE CONDICON of this obligacon is such that whereas the above bound JOHN TAYLOE, pursuant to the late Act of Assembly in that behalfe made entituled, "An Act for preventing frauds in tobacco payments and for the better improving the Staple of tobacco,- is by virtue of a Commission under the hand of the above named ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD her Maties Lieut. Governour and Commander in Cheife of this Dominion and the Seale of the Colony bearing date the 22d day of Aprill 1714, constituted and appointed Agent to View Examine and Receive all such tobaccoes as shall be brought to the Store House or Warehouse appointed to be built on the Land of CHARLES BARBER, Gent., on TOTOSKEY CREEK and now called KEY STOREHOUSE or WAREHOUSE; And shall truely and faithfully performe the said Office and Trust of Agent according to the Directions of the aforesd: Act of Assembly, Then this obligation shall be void, otherwise to remaine in full force and virtue
      Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      THOS: DICKENSON JNO: TAYLOE
      AUSTIN BROCKENBROUGH G. CORBIN
      Acknowledged in Richmond County Court the first day of December 1714; by JOHN TAYLOE, Also AUSTIN BROCKENBROUGH one of the witnesses subscribed made Oath in Court that the within named GAWEN CORBIN seal& and acknowledged this Bond to be his act and deed. Whereupon it is ordered to be recorded
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
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      1717-1718 Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 7; Part 3 [Antient Press]; Page 223
      Richmond County Court 3d of October 1717
      - TAYLOE Surveyor of the Highways
      Mr. JOHN TAYLOE takes upon himself to be Surveyor of the Highways for this ensueing year from the mouth of RAPPA CREEKE to the Main Road by Colo. CARTER's MILL and that he have only the Negro Tythable persons

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      1718 Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 8; Part 1 [Antient Press]; Page 36
      Richmond County Court 7th of August 1718
      - TAYLOE Surveyor of the Highways
      JOHN TAYLOE, Gent., takes upon himself the Office of Surveyor of the Highways for this ensueing year from the mouth of RAPPAHANOCK CREEKE to Colo. CARTER's MILL and that he only have the Negro Tythables
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      1718-1719 Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 8; Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 126
      Richmond County Court 4th of June 1719
      - TAYLOE Surveyor of the Highways JOHN TAYLOE, Gent., takes upon himself the Office of Surveyor of the Highways for this ensueing year from MRS. GWIN's into the Main Road by Capt. BEALE's
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      1720-1721 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 8; Part 1 [Antient Press]; Page 61-63
      THIS INDENTURE made ye Second day of August in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred Twenty and one Between DAVID BERRICK of Parish of SOUTH FARNHAM in County of ESSEX of ye one part and JOHN TAYLOE and CHARLES BARBER of ye Parish of North Farnham in County of Richmond, Trustees for and on ye behalfe of County of Richmond, of ye other pte. Witnesseth that DAVID BERRICK in consideration of Five Shillings of current money of Virga: to him in hand paid by JOHN TAYLOE & CHARLES BARBER, doe by these presents bargaine and sell unto JOHN TAYLOE and CHARLES BARBER their heyres, all that parcell of land containing Ten acres: Begining at a small red Oake in Mr. RAWLEY CHINs line and runing thence South 70d. West to a Stake in PURSELLs Old Feild 40 per: thence North 20d. West 40 per: to a red Oak, thence North 70d. East to another red Oak in Mr. CHINs line, thence South 20d. East 40 per: alaong said line to the begining; ye said Ten acres of land sittuate in Parish of Farnham and County of Richmond and now in the tenure and occupation of said JOHN TAYLOE and CHARLES BARBER, with all houses orchards and comodities belonging; To have and to hold the parcel! of land unto JOHN TAYLOE and CHARLES BARBER their heyres, during the full time of one whole year paying therefore the Rent of one Ear of Indian Come on ye Twenty fifth day of December next ensueing if lawfully demanded, to intent that by virtue of these presents and of Statute for transferring uses into possession JOHN TAYLOE and CHARLES BARBER may be in actuall possession of the premises and therefore enabled to accept a grant of the Inheritance thereof; In Witts: whereof the parties first above named hereunto hath interchangably set their hands and fixed their seals the day and yeare first above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presents of
      JOHN NAYLOR, DAVID BERRICK
      THO: NASH; JNO: PURSELL
      At a Court held for Richmond County the Second day of August 1721
      DAVID BERRICK came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed to the uses within mentioned which was admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH Cl Cur
      On margin: BERRICKs Release to TAYLOR &c.)
      THIS INDENTURE made ye Third day of August in ye year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred Twenty and one Between DAVID BERRICK of SOUTH FARNHAM Parish in ESSEX County of ye one pte: and JOHN TAYLOE and CHARLES BARBER of the Pish: of North Farnham in County of Richmond, Trustees for and on behalfe of County of Richmond, of ye other pte; Witnesseth that DAVID BERRICK in consideration of Fifteen hundrod pounds of tobo, with csske tn him in hand paid by JOHN TAYLOE and CHARLES BARBER, by these presents doth bargaine and sell unto JOHN TAYLOE and CHARD BARBER, Trustees of Richmond County (in their actuall possession now being by virtue of a Bargaine and Sale to them thereof made for one whole year and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession) and to their heirs all that parcell of land containing Ten acres always excepting One acre of which is hereby granted to CHRISTOPHER PRIDHAM his heirs soe long as he or they shall keep ORDENARY on said acre and to be land of ye most convenient to the houses sd. PRIDHAM shall build thereon, Begining (the description of the bounds of the land as in the foregoing Lease); To have and to hold the parcell of land with appurtenances unto JOHN TAYLOE and CHARLES BARBER and their heirs to be holden to the Chief Lord or Lords of the Fee or Fees of the premises by the Rents and Services for the same and of right accustomed to be paid; and DAVID BERRICK for himseife his heyres the parcel! of land released unto JOHN TAYLOE and CHARLES BARBER their heirs. Trustees as aforesd. against all persons shall warrant and forever defend by these presents: In Witt.: whereof the parties first above mentioned herewith hath interchangably set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in presents of
      JOHN NAYLOR, DAVID BERRICK
      THOS: NASH, JOHN PURSELL
      At a Court held for Richmond County ye Second day of August 1721
      DAVID BERRICK came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed of Release to the uses within mentioned. which was admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
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      1719-1721 Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 8; Part 3 [Antient Press]; Page 197
      Richmond County Court 1st of June 1720
      - TYTHABLES to be taken Ordered that the Tythables be taken in the severall Precincts in this County by the Gentlemen hereafter named, (vizt.)
      From MORATICO to TOTOSKEY CREEKE, JOHN TARPLEY,
      From TOTOSKEY to RAPPAHANOCK CREEKE, JOHN TAYLOE,
      From RAPPAHANOCK to PEPETICK CREEKE, JAMES INGO;
      From PEPETICK to the Upper End ofSittenburn Pish, NICHOLAS SMITH,
      From the Upper End of Sittenburn Pish to DOAG SW AMP, JOSEPH STROTHER
      From DOAG SWAMP to the head of the River, WILLIAM THORNTON
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      1719-1721 Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 8; Part 3 [Antient Press]; Page 207
      Richmond County Court 3d of August 1720
      - TAYLOE Surveyor of the Highways
      JOHN TAYLOE, Gent., takes upon himself the Office of Surveyor of the Highways for this ensueing year from MRS. GWINs into the Main Road by Capt. BEALE's

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      1721-1725 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 8; Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 136-137
      THIS INDENTURE made the Second day of July in the Eighth year of ye Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of God King of Great Brittaine France & Ireland, Defender of the faith &c. Annoq: Domini 1722 Between CHARLES BARER and JOHN TAYLOE of Parish of North Farnham in County of Richmond, Gentlemen, of one part and WILLIAM FAUNTLEROY of Parish of Sittenbourn in County of Richmond, Gentleman, of other part; Witnesseth that CHARLES BARBER and JOHN TAYLOE in consideration of sume of Five shillings Sterling money to them in hand paid by WILLIAM FAUNTLEROY,. by these presents doe bargaine and sell unto WILLIAM FAUNTLEROY and assigns all that parcel! of land containing Seventy acres scituated in Parish of Sittenbourn comonly called THE OLD COURTHOUSE, being part of a Patent formerly granted to WILLIAM MOSS. Together with all houses orchards comodities and appurtenances, To have and to hold the parcell of land unto WILLIAM FAUNTLEROY and assignes dureing the full terme of one whole year next ensueing paying therefore unto CHARLES BARBER and JOHN TAYLOE their heirs the Rent of one Ear of Indian Come at the Feast of the Nativity of St, John the Baptist, next ensueing if lawfully demanded, to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession WILLIAM FAUNTLEROY may be in the actuall possession of the premises and thereby be the better Enabled to accept a release of the freehold and inheritance thereof; In Witness whereof the parties first above named to these present Indentures have Interchangeably set their hands and seales the day and year first above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      (no witnesses recorded) CHA: BARBER
      JNO; TAYLOE
      At a, Court held for Richmond County the Fourth day of July 1722
      CHARLES BARBER and _JOHN TAYLOE, Gent., came into Court and acknowledged this their Deed unto WILLIAM FAUNTLEROY, Gent., which was admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      THIS INDENTURE made the Third day of July in the Eighth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of God, King of Great Brittaine, France and Ireland, Defender of the faith &c. Annoq: Domini 1722, Between CHARLES BARBER and JOHN
      TAYLOE of Parish of North Farnham in County of Richmond of one part and WILLIAM FAUNTLEROY of Parish of Sittenbourn in County of Richmond of other part; Whereas by an Order of his Maties: Justices of the Peace for County of Richmond dated the Seventh day of July Anno Dom: 1692, it was actually agreed by and between JAMES ORCHARD and the Justices on the behalfe of said County that said JAMES upon seventy acres of land to be by him conveyed to sd. County should build a PRISON and outside of a New COURT HOUSE of the dementions therein mentioned and that in consideration thereof sd. JAMES ORCHARD should have a good conveyance to him made and acknowledged of all that tract of land containing by estimation seventy acres whereon the then present COURTHOUSE stood; And Whereas JAMES ORCHARD by Deed dated the Ninth day of Docembr: Anno Dom: 1693 did grant sell and convey unto ARTHUR SPICER, Gent., the sd Tract of Land containing Seventy acres to be convey'd to sd. JAMES ORCHARD as aforesd., impowering sd, ARTHUR SPICER to demand & take a conveyance thereof to him his heirs; And Whereas JOHN SPICER, Son and Heir of said ARTHUR SPICER by Deeds of Lease and Release dated the Fifth and Sixth days of Octobr Anno Dom: 1719, did sell and convey unto WILLIAM FAUNTLEROY, party to these presents, (amongst other lands in sd. Deeds mentioned) the Tract of land comonly called THE OLD COURTHOUSE, containing Seventy acres being part of a Patent formerly granted to WILLIAM MOSS as by sd. recited Order and Deeds remaining upon the Records of County of Richmond may appeare; And Whereas there was never any conveyance made unto the County by JAMES ORCHARD of the Seventy acres of land mentioned in sd. recited Ordr: of Court the then new Court. House was to be built neither was there ever any conveyance made by sd, County either unto JAMES ORCHARD or ARTHUR SPICER of sd. Seventy acres of land whereon the then Old Courthouse then stood, that the right and property of the sd. Land still remained in said County, Wherefore for the purchase of the same from sd. County the aforesd. JOHN SPICER at a Court held for sd. County the Sixth day of June last did confess judgment for Fifteen hundred pounds of tobacco unto the Justices for use of sd. County; Whereupon the Justices by an Order made the same Sixth day of June last did appoint sd. CHARLES BARBER and JOHN TAYLOE, two of the members of sd. Court, to convey the sd. Land unto WILLIAM FAUNTLEROY, NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that CHARLES BARBER and JOHN TAYLOE in pursuance of the aforesaid Ordr, and by ver- tue thereof and in consideration of Fifteen hundred pounds of tobo: to be paid by JOHN SPICER for the use of the County, doe by these presents bargaine sell and release unto WILLIAM FAUNTLEROY (in his actuall possession now being by vertue of a bargaine and sale to him made for one year and by force and vertue of the Statute for transferring uses into possession) his heirs all that before mentioned tract of land commonly called the OLD COURTHOUSE containing by estimation Seventy acres, Together with all houses orchards commodities & appurtenances; To have and to hold the parcell fo land unto WILLIAM FAUNTLEROY his heirs and CHARLES BARBER and JOHN TAYLOE for and on the behalfe of sd Justices and their successors doe promise WILLIAM FAUNTLEROY his heirs shall quietly have hold and possess the parcell of land hereby granted without the disturbance of sd. Justices or any other person; In Witness whereof the partys
      first above named to these present Indentures have interchangably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written
      Sealed and Delivered in presence of
      (no witnesses recorded) CHA: BARBER
      JNO: TAYLOE
      At a Court held for Richmond County the Fourth day of July 1722
      CHARLES BARBER and JOHN TAYLOE, Gent., came into Court and acknowledged this their Deed of Release unto WILLIAM FAUNTLEROY, Gent., which was admitted to Record
      Test M, BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      ===
      1723-1726 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds & Will Book 8, Part 1 [Antient Press]; Page 11
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twenty Ninth day of Aprill in the tenth year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lord George by the Grace of God, king of Great Britain France & Ireland. Defender of the faith &c., Annoque Dmi. 1724. Between JOHN CHAMPE of the Parish of Cople in the County of Westmoreland. Planter, of the one part and JOHN CHAMPE JUNR.. Son of the said JOHN CHAMPE. of the other part; Witnesseth that JOHN CHAMPE SENR. as well for & in consideracon of a competent sum of money to him advanced & paid by JOHN TAYLOE, Gent.. for & on the behalf of said JOHN CHAMPE, JUNR., the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge, as for the natural love & affection which he hath & beareth to his said Son & for divers other good causes & valuable consideracons. him thereunto especially moving, by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOHN CHAMPE. JUNR., and the heires of his body lawfully begotten three hundred acres of land scituate in the Parish of Cople & County of Westmoreland formerly purchased by him the said JOHN CHAMPE, SENR„ of GEORGE HARDWICK, THOMAS BATCHELLOUR & JOHN MINOR & six Negroes named as followeth (vizt.) Moll, Prime, Sarah. Winifred. Gallaway &Ego with all their future en crease. also one Bull & six breeding cowes & one Boar & six breeding Solves. together with all houses orchards & all other appurtenances to the before granted land belonging; To have and to hold the before granted three hundred acres of land with appurtenances and the six Negroes with all their future encrease as also the stock of Cattle & Hoggs unto JNO: CHAMPE JUNR and the heires of his body lawfully begotten, free and clear from all incumbrances (except the Witt Rents from henceforth to become due & payable for the before granted Land unto the Cheif Lord or Lords of the Fee or Fees thereof): In Witness whereof the said JOHN CHAMPE, SENR„ hath hereunto sett his hand and affixed his seal the day & year above written
      Sealed & delivered in the presence of
      SPENCE MUNROE, JOHN CHAMPE
      *IN° WELLS
      Westmoreland ss. At a Court held for the sd. County the 29th day of April! 1724
      JOHN CHAMPE, SENR„ personally acknowledged this Deed of Guift of land & personal
      Effects by him made to his Son. JOHN CHAMPE, JUNR., to be his proper act & deed which at his instance was admitted to Record
      Test THO: SORRELL. Cl
      Recordat 7th die May 1724
      ===
      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 67. Bond of John Tayloe as guardian of Anne Foster. Unto William Daingerfield of Essex County, Gent. For £1000. sterl. 21 July 1724. Securities, John Lomax and Wm. Beverley.
      Jno. Tayloe
      Jno. Lomax
      W. Beverley
      Wit: Richd. Tunstall, Benja. Walker.
      21 July 1724. Acknowledged.
      ===
      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 354-358
      THIS INDENTURE made the four & twentyeth day of April in 1724 Between EDWARD ROWZEE of Parish of St. Anne in County of Essex of one part and JOHN TAYLOE of the Parish of Northfarnham in County of Richmond Gentleman Witnesseth that sd Edward Rowzee for sum of Two hundred & forty pounds of lawful] money of Great Brittain by these presents hath sold unto John Tayloe his heirs & assigns a parcel of land in Parish of St. Anne and County of Essex & now in possession of sd Edward Rowzee being the Moiety of a Pattent of one thousand acres of land dated ye 22d day of May 1650 granted to RICHARD AXOM & THOMAS GODWIN and which by a Survey made by JOHN CATLETT in ye year 1666 appears to be three hundred & ninety acres which said moiety of the abovesd Pattent the said Thomas Godwin by Deed dated the 28th of September 1668 did assign & convey unto ROBERT TOMLIN (Grandfather of the said Edward Rowzee ) who by his last Will in writing bearing date the 17th day of March 1683 (inter alia) did devise the same unto his Daughter REBECCA Mother of the said Edward Rowzee and her heirs forever and which is now descended unto the said Edward Rowzee as Heir at Law to his sd Mother ..
      Presence of JOHN NANCE, Edward Rowzee
      JOSEPH GEORGE. SAML GODWIN
      At a Court held for Essex County ye 19th day of May 1724
      This Deed indented is admitted to record
      MEMORANDUM that on the four & twentieth day of April 1724 quiet possession was given by Edward Rowzee unto John Tayloe in presence of Jno. Nance, Joseph George,
      Saml. Godwin.
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court the 19th day of May 1724 & admitted to record MEMORANDUM that on the four and twentyeth day of April 1724 THOMAS MERRIT Tenant of a part of the land within menconed did attorn to the within grant and assent thereto & did pay six pence unto the within named John Tayloe in the name of Sovereign of his rent in the presence of JNO. NANCE. Thomas Merritt
      JOSEPH GEORGE, SAMLL GODWIN
      At a Court continued & held for Essex County ye 20th day of May 1724
      ===
      1721-1725 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 8; Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 299-300
      THIS INDENTURE made the Third day of November in the Twelfth year of the Reign of our SovereignLord George by the grace of God King of Great Brittain France and Ireland, Defender of the faith, Annoq: Domin 1725, Between THOMAS TAYLOR of Parish of Northfarnham in County of Richmond, Planter, of one aprt and JOHN TARPLEY the Elder and JOHN TAYLOE of Parish of Northfarnham & County of Richmond, Gentlemen, Church Wardens of the said Parish of other part; Witnesseth that THOMAS TAYLOR in consideration of sume of Eighty pounds Sterling money to him in hand paid by JOHN TARPLEY and JOHN TAYLOE, by these presents doth bargain sell and confirm.. until JOHN TARPLEY and JOHN TAYLOE and their Successor Church Wardens of Parish of Northfarnham all that tract of land scituate In Parish of Northfarnham and County of Richmond containing by estimation One hundred acres, being part of a devident of land containing Three hundred and seven acres and an halfe formerly purchased by JOHN WRIGHT, Blacksmith, deced., of ANDREW SALISBURY, which one hundred acres of land hereby granted was bought by RICHARD WORSDELL of JOHN WRIGHT and lately sold and conveyed by RICHARD WORSDELL unto THOMAS TAYLOR and is bounded, Begining at a marked Spanish Oak standing in the Northermost line of said Devi- dent and extending thence North thirty two degrees West one hundred & eighty poles to a marked corner Pohickory standing in the line of GILBERT METCALFE, from thence South forty two and an half degs. West thirty four poles to a marked red Oak standing on South side of RICHMOND MAIN ROAD, thence South runing and binding upon sd. Road one hundred twenty six poles to two small marked Oaks standing on aforementioned Road side thence south sixty one degs. East eighty three poles to a marked Chesnut tree, thence South twenty five degs: East forty poles to a marked red Oak, thence North forty nine and an half degs: West sixty eightpoles to the first mentioned Line, from thence along sd. Line North thirty two degs. West thirty nine poles to the first mentioned tree, together with all houses orchards comodities and appurtenances belonging; To have and to hold sd. Tract of Land and all other the premises unto JOHN TARPLEY and JOHN TAYLOE. and their Successors Church Wardens of Parish of North Farnham; And THOMAS TAYLOR his heirs against every person shall warrant and for ever defend by these presents; 1,except the Witt. Rents from henceforth to become due and payble for the premises); In Witness whereof the parties aforesd, to these present Indentures have interchangeably set their hands & seals the day & year above written
      Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      SAMLL. GODWIN, THO: TAYLAR
      RICHARD sign WORSDELL,
      JOHN CHAMPE JUNR.
      At a Court held for Richmond County the Third day of November 1725
      THOMAS TAYLOR came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed unto JOHN TARPLEY and JOHN TAYLOE, Gent., Church Wardens &c., which was admitted to Record, Also ELIZABETH TAYLOR, Wife of the sd. THOMAS TAYLOR, appeared in Court and relinquished her Right of Dower in the land conveyed in this Deed unto the said JOHN TARPLEY &c.. which was also admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      (Memorandum of Livery of Seizen dated Third day of November 1725 was witnessed by same witnesses and recorded same Court.
      ===
      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 396-398
      THIS INDENTURE made the fifteenth day of July 1724 Between FRANCIS GOULDMAN of the County of Essex Gentleman of one part & JOHN TAYLOE of the County of Richmond Gentleman Witnesseth that the said Francis Gouldman for & in consideration of ending all Disputes and Controversys between him and the said Jno. Tayloe concerning the bounds of their Lands they having reciprocal pretentions & claims into each others bounds and for the settling the same in an amiable manner and to prevent the trouble charge & risque of Law Suite concerning the same hereafter as also for the sum of five & twenty pounds Currt. money to him the said Francis Gouldman in hand paid by said John Tayloe hath confirmed unto sd John Tayloe his heirs & assigns forever all the land which the said Francis Gouldman holds or claims or pretends to claim or have right to within & between the bounds of ANDREW GILSONs Pattents, the bounds of a Pattent granted to EXUM & GODWIN in May 1650 (under which the said Francis Gouldman claims three hundred & eighty acres) and the Courses & natural bounds of the Creek anciently called TIGNERS, afterwards GILSONS and now called and known by the name of Mill Creek so farr up the said Creek and the bounds of the sd Pattents. as to where the dividing line is between sd Tayloe and Gouldman who now holds the aforesaid Pattent of Exum & Godwin shall cross or intersect the back line of the sd Pattent which shall be extended into the Creek before menconed and for ever hereafter be taken to be the mutual settlement and unalterable bounds between the parties their heirs and assigns forever To Hold the before granted lands with the points & Marshes thereto adjoyning containing fifty acres by the right of Francis Gouldman unto sd Jno Tayloe he the said Francis Gouldman by these presents doth grant settle make over & confirm unto EDWARD Son of the sd Francis Gouldman and THOMAS GOULDMAN his Brother of the whole blood or such other peson or pesons to whom the pretentions of claime to the said land shall defend by virtue of the said Entail two young negro women named Bess and Sue and all the Encrease which shall hereafter be born of their bodys to goe & fall & be held & enjoyed by the same pesons as the said Land should by Virtue of the said Entaile nevertheless that such peson or pesons of any of them shall not at any time endeavr to molest or eject the said John Tayloe his heirs or assigns of possession of the said lands or to alter the aforesaid bounds, But in case the said heirs in Tail to whom this said Land or the pretentions or claims thereto shall defend shall disturbe sd John Tayloe in the possession of the sd lands the said Francis Gouldman doth by these presents give the two negro women and all their increase unto the sd Jno Tayloe forever
      In presence of JOS BELFIELD, Francis Gouldman
      WILL MINILLAN, SAML. GODWIN
      At a Court held for Essex County 22 July 1724
      This Indenture to COLONEL JOHN TAYLOE which on the mocon of Mr HARRY BEVERLEY on behalf of the sd john Tayloe is admitted to record
      MEMORANDM That on the twenty second day of July 1724 Possession was given & delivered by Francis Gouldman by the delivery of Turf & Twigg On ye sd land
      In presence of JAMES CURTIS, Francis Gouldman
      JOHN BRAMHAM, THOMAS MERRIT
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court 22d July 1724 & is admitted to record
      In presence of JOHN KINSHAFEL, Francis Gouldman
      THOMAS SAMFORD. THOMAS MERRIT
      At Court held for Essex County the 21st day of June 1726
      This Deed of Land Indenture is admitted to record
      Memorandum that on the twenty fifth day of June 1726 the within mentioned land was given by Francis Gouldman unto John Tayloe by delivery of turf & twig
      In presence of THOMAS SAMFORD, Francis Gouldman
      JOHN KINSHAFEL, THOMAS MERRIT
      Acknowledged in Essex Court 21st June 1726 and admitted to record
      ===
      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 174-175
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall Come We whose hands & Seals are hereunto Subscribed all being of the City of Bristol Merchants partners with others in a certain IRON WORK lately Set up in Virginia in America and also the Comittee chosen & appointed by all the partners for the ordering manageing & carrying on of the said Iron Work send Greeting Know ye that We the said Comittee on behalf of our Selves and all other of said partners and company concerned have made and do make COLONELL JOHN TAYLOE of Rappahanock River in the County of Richmond in Virginia to be the true and Lawfull attorny for said Company concerned in the Iron Work to buy and purchase such parcells and tracts of land In Virginia where there may be any mine or mines of Iron oare and also all such wood negroes and other things whatsoever which may be of use for the manageing of said Iron Work and likewise to be the Principal agent overseer and Director of said Iron Work & to direct all matters relating to said Iron Work for the benefit of all partners and whatsoever the said John Taylor shall Lawfully do we the said Committee and all of the Company and partners confirm and allow by these presents. In Witness whereof have hereunto put our hands and Seals this 12th day of August 1725.
      Sealed and Delivered by Mr. JOHN KING, John King
      Mr. LYONEL LYDE, Mr. JOHN LEWIS, Lyonel Lyde
      Mr JEREMY INNESS and Mr. THOMAS LONGMAN John Lewis
      In presence of Jeremy Inness
      THOS HALL, Thomas Longman
      THOS KNILL, WILLIAM WILLIAMS
      At Court held for Essex County the 15th day of March 1725
      This Power of Attorny admitted to record
      ===
      1725-1729 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 8; Part 3 [Antient Press]; Page 335-227
      THIS INDENTURE made ye Seventeenth day of March in ye year of our Lord one thousand seven hundd, twenty & five Between MATHEW THORNTON of ye Psh: of Sittenbourne in ye County of Richmd,, Planter, of ye one part & JOHN TAYLOE of ye Psh, of Northfarnham in ye County of Richm.d, Gent., of ye other part; Witnesseth y-t. MATHEW THORNTON in consideration of the sum of one & thirty pds. Sired. money to him in hand paid by JNO: TAYLOE. ye receipt whereof MATHEW THORNTON doth hereby acknowledge. hath and by these presents doth bargain sell and release unto JNO: TAYLOE his heirs all yt: p:cell of land scituate in Psh: of Sittenbourn & adjoining ye land whereof ye sd MATHEW THORNTON now lives containing by estimation Seventy five acres be the same more or less formerly purchased by MATHEW: THORNTON of GEORGE HOPKINS. deced., & bounded wth: ye main River of Rapahanock. a Creek commonly called or known by the name of DOCTORS CREEK, a place comonly known by ye name of ye SLASHET by ye Main Road side & ye outermost or uppermost line of ye sd. MATHW: THORNTONs Land: Together wth: all houses orchards commodities & appurtenances to ye sd land belonging; To have and to hold ye p:cell of land & other ye p:mises wth: appurtenances unto JNO: TAYLOE his heirs. And MATHW: THORNTON his heirs against all p:sons whatsoever shall warrant & for ever defend by these p:sents; In Witness whereof ye plies aforesd. to these p:sent Indentures have interchangeably set their hands & seals the day and year above written
      Sealed & DD iin ye p:sence of d
      SAMLL. GODWIN,MATHW. THORNTON
      JNO: sign GORUM: THOS: sign MATHERS,
      WM. BARKER
      At a Court held for Richmd. County ye Sixth day of Aprill 1726
      MATHEW THORNTON came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed unto JNO: TAYLOE, Gent,. wch: was admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, C. C. Cur.
      Memorandum: Yt, on ye Seventeenth day of March 1725, peaceable possession & seizin of ye Land & hereditaments wthin mentioned was given & delivered by MATHEW THORNTON unto SAMLL. GODWIN. on ye behalfe of ye wth:in named JNO: TAYLOE by ye delivery of Turf & Twigg on ye sd. land; To have & to hold ye same unto ye sd. JNO: TAYLOE his heirs & assigns forever according to ye tenor & forme & effect of ye wthin written Deed in ye presence of
      JNO: sign GORAM MATHW, THORNTON
      THO, sign MATHERS
      WM, sign BARKER
      At a Court held for Richmd. County ye Sixth day of Aprill 1726
      MATHW. THORNTON in open Court acknowledged ye above Livery of Seizin unto JNO: TAYLOE, Gent„ wch. was admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH. C. C. Cur.
      WHEREAS MATHW: THORNTON of ye Psh, of Sittenbourn in ye County of Richmd., Planter. hath by Deed of Feoffment bearing even date wth: these p:sents for ye consideration in ye Deed mentioned, granted & conveyed unto JNO: TAYLOE of ye Psh, of Northfarnham in ye County of Richmd., Gent, & his heirs a certain p:cell of Land scituate in Psh. of Sittenbourn formerly purchased by MATHW. THORNTON of GEORGE HOPKINS, deced., containing by estimation Seventy five acres & as in & by ye recited Deed may appear. Now These p:sents witness & JNO: TAYLOE his heirs doth hereby Covenant wth. MATHW. THORNTON his heirs yt: if MATHEW THORNTON his heirs &c. shall truely pay or cause to be paid unto JNO: TAYLOE or assigns ye full & just sum of One and Thirty pounds Sterl. money of Great Brittaine together wth: law-full Interest for ye same after ye rate of Six pounds p centum p annum on ye Seventeenth day of March wch: shall be in ye year of our lord 1732 That then ye recited deed shall cease determine & be utterly void & of none effect to all intents & purposes as if the same had never been made: and JNO TAYLOE doth covenant wth: MATHW: THORNTON his heirs &c, that until! default shall be made in payment of the sum of one & thirty pounds & Interest at ye time before limited for ye paymt.possess the tract of land & receive ye Rent, issues & proffits thereof, In Wittness whereof ye sd. JNO: TAYLOE hath hereunto sett his hand and seal ye Seventeenth day of March Anno Domini 1725
      Sealed & DD. in ye p:sence of
      MOORE FANTLEROY, JNO: TAYLOE
      SAMLL: GODWIN, JNO: SCLATER
      Acknowledged in Richmd. County Court ye Sixth day of April! 1726 by JNO: TAYLOE, Gent. , & ordered to be recorded
      Test M. BECKW ITH, C. C. Cur.
      ===
      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 191-193
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty first day of June in the twelfth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George 1726 Between FRANCIS GOULDMAN of Parish of St. Anne in County of Essex gentn: & JOHN TAYLOE of Parish of North farnham in County of Richmond gent Witnesseth that the said Francis Gouldman for sum of One hundred and Ten pounds of good & lawfull money of Virginia doth hereby grant unto the said John Tayloe his heirs in Parish of St. Anne & County of Essex Five hundred acres adjoining to the land which aaid John Tayloe lately purchased of EDWARD ROUZEE. part of which land hereby granted Vizt 380 acres was formerly purchased by ALICE GOULDMAN Grand Mother of said Francis Gouldman from JEREMIAH EXUM & THOMAS EXUM & the other part taken up & pattented by EDWARD GOULDMAN Father of the said Francis Gouldman To Hold the said Land except a lease for five years from the said Francis Gouldman to JAMES CURTIS of One hundred and fifty acres of land part of the premises by the river side at & under the yearly rent of ten shillings & another lease to the said Curtis for one & twenty years of One hundred and fifty acres upon the top of a hill at the yearly rent of three pounds & likewise a lease for one & twenty years to THOMAS MERRIT of Fifty acres part of the premises at the annual rent of five hundred pounds of Tobacco which said severall rents are hereby expressed & to be paid to the said John Tayloe his heirs
      In presence of JOHN KINSHAFEL, Francis Gouldman
      THOMAS SAMFORD. THOMAS MERRIT
      At Court held for Essex County the 21st day of June 1726
      This Deed of Land Indenture is admitted to record
      Memorandum that on the twenty fifth day of June 1726 the within mentioned land was given by Francis Gouldman unto John Tayloe by delivery of turf & twig
      In presence of THOMAS SAMFORD, Francis Gouldman
      JOHN KINSHAFEL, THOMAS MERRIT
      Acknowledged in Essex Court 21st June 1726 and admitted to record
      ===
      1725-1729 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 8; Part 3 [Antient Press]; Page 488-489
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee LYONELL LYDE, JOHN KING, JOHN LEWIS, JEREMY INNYS, THOMAS LONGMAN, WILLIAM DONNE, JAMES LYDE, JOHN LYDE, WALTER KING, SAMUELL JACOB, ELIZABETH LYDE, Widow, SAMUELL DYKE, JOHN TEMPLEMAN, STEPHEN COLLIER, EDWARD COOPER, JOSEPH TEMPLE and JOHN ROMSEY have and by these presents doe hereby constitute and authorize and in our place appoint JOHN TAYLOE of Virginia, Merchant, our Friend and Partner to be our true and lawful! Attorney for us and in our names to perform all act and acts, thing and things in and about our IRON FURNACE and WORKS erected on RAPPAHANOCK RIVER to the benefit and advantage of the Partners and the vigorous carrying on of the IRON WORKS and the same so to do and performme as amply in every respect as we our selves might or could doe if we were personally present hereby allowing and confirming whatsoever our Attorney shall lawfully doe in and about the execucon of the premises by 'Vvertue of these preents. Witness whereoff we have hereunto sett our hand and affixed our seals this Third day of October in the Second year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God of Great Brittaine France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c., annoq: Dni: one thousand seven hundred and Twenty eight
      Sealed and Delivered by the WALT: KING LYONEL LYDE
      within named LYONELL LYDE SAMUEL JACOB JOHN KING
      JOHN KING, JOHN LEWIS, JEREMY ELIZABETH LYDE JNO: LEWIS
      INNYS. THOS: LONGMAN. WM. DONE, SAMUEL DYKE JEREMY INNYS
      JAMES LYDE, WALTER KING and JNO: TEMPLEMAN THO: LONGMAN
      SAMUEL DYKE. ELIZABETH LYDE and STEPHEN COLLIER W: DONNE
      STEPHEN COLLIER in the presence of EDW: COOPER JA: LYDE
      HENRY MORGAN
      JOHN CHESHIRE
      STEPHEN BONNER
      Sealed and Delivered by the within named SAMUEL JACOB and JOHN TEMPLEMAN in the presence of
      HENRY MORGAN HENRY MORGAN
      JOHN CHESHIRE JNO: CHESHIRE
      STEPHEN BONNER
      At a Court held for Richmond County the Seaventh day of May 1729
      This Power of Attorney from LYONEL LYDE Esqr„ &c. to Collo. JOHN TAYLOE was proved in open Court by the Oaths of HENRY MORGAN, JOHN CHESHIRE and STEPHEN BONNER, witnesses thereto and admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
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      1725-1729 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 8; Part 3 [Antient Press]; Page 489-491
      THIS INDENTURE made the first day of October in the Second year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c., Annoq: Dni: one thousand seven hundred and twenty eight: Between LYONELL LYDE Esqr., JOHN KING Esqr., JOHN LEWIS, JEREMY INNYS, THOMAS LONGMAN and WILLIAM DONNE, the Committee of the BRISTOLL COMPANYs IRON WORKS erected on RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER in Virginia and also JAMES LYDE. Esqr., JOHN LYDE, Gent., WALTER KING, SAMUEL JACOB, ELIZABETH LYDE. Widow, SAMUEL DYKE, JOHN TEMPLEMAN, STEPHEN COLLIER, EDWARD COOPER, JOSEPH TEMPLE and JOHN ROMSEY, the rest of the Partners of the IRON WORKS of one part and JOHN TAYLOE of Virginia, Merchant, of other part; Whereas there is four fortyeth parts of the Companys IRON WORKS yet undisposed of and the Partners being minded and willing to dispose of the same; THIS PRESENT INDENTURE WITNESSETH that in consideracon of divers and manifold good services both in purchasing of severall lands and premises with Wood and Iron Ore thereupon and otherwise done and performed and in expectation of all other matter and thing to be from time to time after the execucion of these presents done and performed by JOHN TAYLOE for the benefitt and advantage of the Company and their Works and of Tenn Shillings of Lawfull Brittish money to the Company by JOHN TAYLOE paid and also for the respect and esteem the
      Partners beareth towards JOHN TAYLOE they said (all persons listed again) have and by these presents doth bargain sell and quitt claime unto JOHN TAYLOE all their right and interest in the undisposed four fortieth parts in the Company's IRON WORKS so erected on RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER in Virginia together alsoe with the proporcon of the houses, lands, wood lands, mine lands, Negroes, horses, carts and carriages, vessells, boates, tools, Impliments and other the premises with appurtenances to the undisposed four fortieth parts in the Company's IRON WORKs in Virginia; To have and to hold the undisposed four fortieth parts with the appurtenances in the Company's IRON WORKS unto JOHN TAYLOE his heirs; to commence from the Sixth day of May last past freed and discharged from all incumbrances; In Witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably sett their hands and seals the day and year first above written
      LYONELL LYDE JOHN RING JNO. LEWIS THO: LONGMAN
      JEREMY INNYS W. DONNE JAS: LYDE WALT: KING
      SAMUEL JACOB ELIZABTH: LYDE SAML: DYKE JNO: TEMPLEMAN
      STEPHEN COLLIER EDWD: COOPER
      Sealed and Delivered by the within named (the above named again) in the presence of us
      HENRY MORGAN
      JOHN CHESHIRE
      STEPHEN BONNER
      Sealed and Delivered by the within named SAMUEL JACOB and JOHN TEMPLEMEN in the presence of
      HENRY MORGAN
      JNO; CHESHIRE
      STEPHEN BONNER And also by EDWD. COOPER in the presence of
      HENRY MORGAN
      JOHN CHESHIRE
      At a Court held for Richmond County the Seventh day of May 1729
      This Deed of Bargain and Sale from LYONELL LYDE, Esqr., &c. to Collo: JOHN TAYLOE was proved in open Court by the Oaths of HENRY MORGAN, JOHN CHESHIRE and STEPHEN BONNER, witnesses thereto, and admitted to Record
      Test. M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
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      1729-1733 Charles County, Maryland Land Records; Liber M#2 [TLC]; Page 161. At the request of Colo John Tayloe of Virginia, the following deed of release was recorded this Jun 3, 1729.
      I, Henry Wharton of St Mary's County, Gent, have received this present day, of Jonathan Forward of the City of London, merchant, 562 £18 shillings and 11 pence current money of England due to me from sd Forward for the mortgage of all that tract of land called Rices Mannor alias Lewis' Neck, lying in CC, now in the custody of sd Henry Wharton. To have and to hold, the afd tract of land to sd Jonathan Forward, which sd Henry formerly mortgaged to John Hyde for 562 £18 shillings and 11 pence, and I do confess by the payment of the afd sum, all my interest in the sd tract of land is absolutely extinguished, and that sd Jonathan Forward is thereof seized. Know that I, sd Henry Wharton, have released to Jonathan Forward, all my right to sd tract of land. Signed May 17, 1729 - Hen Wharton. Wit - Jno Fendall*, Geo Dent*.
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      1729-1733 Charles County, Maryland Land Records; Liber M#2 [TLC]; Page 162.
      At the request of Colo John Tayloe of Richmond County, Virginia, the following lease and release were recorded this Jun 3, 1729.
      May 18 & 19, 1729 from William Loney, attorney of Jonathan Forward of the City of London, merchant, and Henry Wharton of St Mary's County, Gent, to John Tayloe of Richmond County, Virginia, for 600 £lawful money of Great Britain, all that tract of land in CC commonly called Rices Mannor alias Lewis' Neck, formerly patented by William Lewis, and for want of heirs of sd Lewis, afterwards escheated and patented by Jesse Wharton, from whom it descended to his eldest son, who, dying an infant, the same descended to the sd Henry Wharton, party to these presents, as heir at law to his sd brother, and by sd Henry Wharton was mortgaged by deed dated Dec 6, 1704 to John Hyde of London, merchant, which mortgage was, by deed dated Dec 17, 1714, assigned and transferred by sd John Hyde to sd Jonathan Forward, and by deed dated Mar 30, 1716, the whole remainder and reversion of in fee of the sd premises was, by sd Henry Wharton, granted to sd Forward, and now renew and duly executed by deed dated yesterday, by means of which sd descents and mean [mesne?] conveyances, a good and absolute estate in fee simple of sd land is now lawfully vested in sd Jonathan Forward (excepting out of the present lease 40 acres (part of the tract of land hereby granted to sd John Tayloe) sold by sd Henry Wharton to Thomas King, shipwright, and is adjoining to the beginning corner tree of Lewis' Neck between Nanjemy Cr and a little Cr that almost encloses the land). Signed - Wm Loney, Hen: Wharton. Wit - Jno Fendall*, Geo Dent*. {Vide further acknowledgement folio 285]

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      1729-1733 Charles County, Maryland Land Records; Liber M#2 [TLC]; Page 208. At the request of John Tayloe of Virginia, Gent, the following power of attorney was recorded May 21, 1730.
      I empower Mr. John Champe in King Georges,County, Virginia, or Mr. John Howard of Maryland, jointly or separately, to be my true and lawful attorney, to take from Jonathan Forward, merchant in London, his attorneys, acknowledgement of sd Forward's deeds conveying the fee of certain lands in CC, commonly called Rises Mannor alias Lewis' Neck. Signed May 11, 1730 - John Tayloe. Wit - Wm Champneys, Jno Trevor.
      On May 12, 1730, came before us William Champneys and John Trevor, and made oath that they saw the within power of attorney signed. Signed - Robt Yates, Benja Fendall.
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      1729-1733 Charles County, Maryland Land Records; Liber M#2 [TLC]; Page 209.
      At the request of John Tayloe of Virginia Gentleman, the following deed of lease and release was recorded this May 22, 1730.
      Oct 17, 1729 from Jonothan Forward of the City of London, merchant, to John Tayloe of Richmond County, Virginia, Gent, for 600 £of lawful money of Great Britain, all that tract of land in CC, commonly called Rices Mannor alias Lewis' Neck, formerly patented by William Lewis, and for want of heirs of sd Lewis, afterwards escheated and patented by Jesse Wharton, from whom it descended to his eldest son who, dying as an infant, the same descended to Henry Wharton as heir at law to his sd brother, and by sd Henry Wharton was mortgaged by deed dated Dec 6, 1704 to John Hyde of London, merchant, which sd mortgage was, by deed dated Dec 17, 1714, and also by one other deed dated Oct 15 instant, assigned and transferred by sd John Hyde unto sd Jonathan Forward, and the whole remainder and reversion in fee of sd premises was, by sd Henry Wharton, the mortgagor, by deed dated Mar 13, 1716, and also by one other deed lately by him made and executed in Maryland, conveyed to sd Jonathan Forward, by means of which sd descents and mean [mesne?] conveyances, a good and absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple to the Mannor or Neck of land, is now lawfully vested in sd Jonathan Forward (excepting out of this present grant 40 acres, part of the premises formerly conveyed by sd Henry Wharton to Thomas King, ship carpenter, which sd 40 acres adjoining to the beginning corner tree of Lewis Neck between Nanjamie Cr and a little Cr that almost encloses -the sd land). Signed - Jona Forward. Wit - William'Loney, Jno Worthy, Jno Pickendon, Jno Trevor, Robert Yates*, Benja Fendall*.

      1729-1733 Charles County, Maryland Land Records; Liber M#2 [TLC]; Page 211.
      I, sd Jona Forward, to the end that the within deed may be recorded according to the laws of Maryland, and that sd Jno Tayloe may have the full benefit thereof, I have appointed the honourable Philip Lee of Prince Georges County, Esq, and Richard Lee, his son, to be my true and lawful attorneys, to acknowledge in Maryland the within deed. Signed - Jona Forward. Wit - Will, Loney, Jno Worthy, Jno Pickendon, Jno Trevor.
      May 15, 1730. By virtue of the power of attorney, I, Richard Lee of Maryland, Gent, attorney in fact, personally appeared before me, Philip Lee, a Justice of Provincial Court, and in behalf of Jonathan Forward, acknowledged all right to the within land. Signed - Philip Lee.
      Memo: the above acknowledgement was made to Mr. Jno Howard of CC, empowered by Colo Jno Tayloe of Virg[inia] to receive the same. Signed - Philip Lee.

      1729-1733 Charles County, Maryland Land Records; Liber M#2 [TLC]; Page 212.
      At the request of John Tayloe of Virginia, Gent, the following deed was recorded May 22, 1730.
      Oct 15, 1729 from John Hyde of London, merchant, to Jonothan Forward of London, merchant. Henry Wharton of CC, Gent, by deed dated Dec 6, 1704, for 562 £18 shillings and 11 pence of lawful money of England, sold to sd John Hyde all that tract of land called Rices Mannor alias Lewis' Neck, lying in CC, under proviso, nevertheless, to be void on sd Henry Wharton's repayment of the sum of 562 £18 shillings and 11 pence with interest. Sd sum of 562 £18 shillings and 11 pence was not paid, by means whereof, sd lands became legally vested in sd Jno Hyde. Sd recited deed of mortgage was afterwards recorded in the proper court in Maryland. Sd John Hyde, by deed dated about Dec 17, 1714, sold to sd Jonathan Forward, for 470 £and for other considerations, all of the messuages, lands, and hereditaments, by any deeds, mortgages, or any other instruments, conveyed to sd John Hyde by sd Henry Wharton. In

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