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

James Boughan

Male 1655 - 1712  (57 years)


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  • Name James Boughan 
    Born 1655  South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jul 1712  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I42218  Tree1
    Last Modified 16 May 2022 

    Father James Boughan,   b. Bef 1635,   d. Between 1672 and 1678, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Winifred MNU Boughan,   b. Bef 1639,   d. Aft 1672, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F26166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary MNU Boughan,   b. Bef 1667,   d. Aft 1695, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years) 
    Children 
     1. James Boughan,   b. Aft 1675, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1722, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 45 years)  [natural]
     2. John Boughan,   b. Abt 1680, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1720, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)  [natural]
     3. Elizabeth Boughan,   b. Abt 1685, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1748, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)  [natural]
     4. Mordecai Boughan,   b. Bef 1690, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Frances Boughan,   b. Bef 1696, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1734, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 May 2022 
    Family ID F4052  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Edmondson,   b. Aft 1667, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 16 May 2022 
    Family ID F21287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 76. The Will of Major James Boughan.
      "Robert Coleman of the Parish of So Farnham in the County of Essex Gent aged about fifty six years Deposeth and saith that on the fourteenth day of January in the year of our Lord x x 1711 x x this Deponent was sent for by Major James Boughan late Decd in his life time to come to him the said Boughan x x the said Boughan did then desire this Deponent to make his x x will x x x
      First I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Frances Stark the wife of John Stark x x Land x in King William County containing about two hundred acres Purchased by me of Henry Kirby x x x and my bay mare
      x x I give unto my Grandson Thomas Stark the colt that now belongs to my bay mare
      x x I give unto my loving daughter Elizabeth ffisher one gold ring of Twenty shillings
      I give unto Susanna Jones one Cow and calf and one gold ring of Twenty shillings
      I give and bequeath unto my loving son John Boughan one gold ring of Twenty shillings price
      I lend unto my Brother Henry Boughan one Third part of my water mill dureing his natural life x x and I give my Brother Henry all my wearing cloaths
      I give and bequeath unto my beloved Grandson James Boughan the son of my son James Boughan all my land and plantation whereon I now live together with my water mill and all that tract of Land I bought of the Holts together with my old Plantation and Land and a Small Island of Land and Marsh lying before my doore", he failing in heirs then to "Grandson John Boughan son of my son James Boughan", and ho failing in heirs to brother Henry Boughan and he failing to heir next of blood.
      Balance of Estate to son James Boughan, he to be sole Exor. Dated 14th January 1711. "And this Deponent further saith that after he made the will x x the said Major James Boughan did sign and seal publish and declare the said will so made by this Deponent to be his last will and Testament in the presence of this Deponent one John Chamberlain Anne Atkins and the aforesaid Susanna Jones and that the said Major James Boughan then did bid the said Chamberlain Atkins and this Deponent to take notice that he the said Major James Boughan was not mad nor drunk but was in his right Senses x x".
      signed Robert Coleman
      page 77. "At a Court held for Essex County the 11th day of July 1712 Robert Coleman made oath to this his Deposition which by the order of August Court 1712 is Recorded as the will of James Boughan Decd"
      Test
      Richard Buckner Cl Cur
      ===
      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 77. Bond. £500 Sterl. 15 Aug. 1712. James Boughan, John Boughan and Benj ffisher as Admrs. of the Est. of James Boughan deoeased
      Wit: signed James Boughan
      Ja Alderson John Boughan
      Robert Jones Benj'a ffisher
      Augtt Smith
      Wm Thompson
      John Pickett
      Rec, 15 Aug. 1712
      ===
      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 93. Appraisal of the Estate of James Boughan, Deed. 10 Aug.
      1712.
      Includes:
      1 large bla Walnut Table and Table cloth 1. 10. 00
      a paroell of old books 1. 15. 00
      a Silver hilted Sword and belt 2. 15. 00
      a Silver headed cane 0. 12. 00
      6 forks and a case with them 0. 02. 06
      Totals £226. 02. 09
      signed Wm Covington
      Ja Fullerton
      Given under our hands the Fran Moore
      3d day of Sept 1712

      An acc't of Some goods to hand Since the Apprais'l Includes:
      To all his wearing Cloaths given to his brother
      To received of Jos Burgess 100 tobo
      To reseed of John Harper 810
      To a paroell reo'd of Paul Green 200
      To a pareell of William Richardson 200
      To a paroell of Pierce Gold 200
      Addl Inventory totals 9251 lb. tobo.
      signed James Boughan
      John Boughan
      Benj'a ffisher
      Inventory presented 8 Jan'ry 1712 (1712/13) by James Boughan, John Boughan and Benj'a ffisher, Adm'rs.

      ===
      1697-1699 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 152-153
      Virginia. IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen. I GEORGE PARK of the County of Essex being Sick & weake of boudey but of sound & perfick mind and memory praised be Almighty God, do make & ordaine this my last Will & Testamt. in manner & forme followeth; that is to say, First & principally I comend my Solle into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merrites death & passion of my Saver Jesus Christ to have full & free pardon of all my Sins & to inherit everlasting life & my bodey I commite to ye Earth to be desentley buried at ye discrision of my Executor hereafter named & as touching ye disposing of all such Temporal Estate as it path pleased Almitey God to bestow uponme, I give & despose hereof as followeth;
      Imprs: I give and bequeave unto MRS. ELIZ: REVES one Bill that is dew to me from FRANCES WAINES for eaight pound twell shillines starling money being & just & warrantable debt dow to me, I likewise give & bequeave to MRS. ELIZA: REVES one thousand pounds of tobacco to be paied out of my debtes the first tobacco that is paied, I likewise give & bequeave unto MRS. ELIZA: REYES, one trunck with all my waring linen & what other dray goodes that may be founds in my Chich & I likewise give & bequeave unto MRS. ELIZA: REVES my black Horse that runeth at WILLIAM FORNEYEs with the meanes as my Bridell & Sadell
      Imprs. I give & bequeave unto JAMES REVES that part of my Shallop with ye Riging & other apportenances yt: is betwene JOSEPH REVES & my Sillfe with my litell new boute & 8 yards & one Golde Ring & one paire of Silver buckell's & tow silke wescotes & two dimetey wescoats & one chich, likewise I do constitute & nomenat my will beloved fried JAMES BOUGHAN sold & holle Execore of this my last Will & Testament leaving to him my sd. Exectore to take into his hands & possession all Bills & Accots: presentanly after my death and likewise I give & bequeave unto JAMES BOUGHAN SEANER my land & Plantasion ling upon OCKEPASION to him and his hairs for ever, And likewise I give & bequeave to JAMES BOUGHAN my letell Bay Horse & my best bridell sadell, And likewise I give to my Exetor One thousand pounds of tobo: to be paled out of my debtes towarde the deffraing of funarll charge;
      Item I give and bequeave to MATHEW & MARY REVES one thousand pounds of tobacco to be paied by my Exector;
      To all & to which Artikles & premises that are above mensioned I have hereunto set my hand sealle this 15 day of Novembr: 1697; And likewise all my waving aparrell I give & bequeave to my Exetor;
      Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of us
      ROBT. COLEMAN GEO: PARKE
      JOS: REEVES, HENRY REEVES
      Prov'd by the oathes of ROBT. COLEMAN & JOS: REEVES in Essex County Court ye 10th day of Janry: 1697 & truely recorded
      Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      ===
      1697-1699 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 172
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen. I JOHN BOUGHAN being very sick & weake in body but I thank God I am in perfect sence & memory do make this my last Will and Testamt., in manner & forme as followeth:
      First I give my Soule to almighty God that gave it to me and hopeing through the merrits and mediation of my Lord & Savr: Jesus Christ to receive eternal! hapiness after this paynfull life is ended & my body to the earth from whence it came to be decently buried at the hands of my Exr. hereafter named;
      It: I give and bequeave to my Daffter, MARY BOUGHAN, all the Land & Plantation to har & har hares for ever; I likewise give & bequeave to my sd, Daffter, one cowe that is almost whight called & knowne by the name of Chubes, & two breding sowes & tow puler dishes to har & bar hares for ever; & for ye rest of my personal! Estate after my just debts be paled, my will & desire is that it shall all be divided between my Wife, MARY BOUGHAN, & my Children, to them & there hares for ever;
      Last I make & ordain my Brother, JAMES BOUGHAN, to be my holle Ext. of this my last Will & Testamt., in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale this 2 day of Janry: 1697
      Signed sealed in the presents of us
      THOMAS EVETT, JOHN BOUGHAN
      WILLIAM AKINES JUNR..
      JOHN BOUGHAN JUNR.
      Prov'd by the oaths of THO: EVETT & WM: ACENS JUNR. in Essex County Court ye 10th: day of March 1697 & truely recorded
      Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      ===
      1702-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 11; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 123
      Will of John Webster of Essex Co. D. 8 Sept 1701. P. 10 Dec 1703.
      To Mary Bougham wife of James Boughan, a gold ring of 20 s. price.
      To his dau Mary Webster bal of est, she and Jas Boughan Sr exors.
      Wit: Signed John Webster
      Niohos Fowles
      Hugh x MackCarty
      Naille x Mack Caster
      Proved by oaths of Fowles and MackCarty.
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://homepage.mac.com/thomas_moore/genealogy/ps02/ps02_146.html
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      Note:
      On 27 February 1665/6, James Boughan was awarded 150 acres of land in Rappahannock County (now Essex), "upon the maine sw. of Piscataway Cr." The land "Beg. by the maine sw. &c. to branches deviding this from land of Thomas Harper & Robt. Clemonds &c." He was awarded this as headright for transporting Eliz. Pettus, Eliz. Edom, and Jno. Roakes. [Virginia Land Patent Book 6, page 48.]

      On 8 October 1672, James Boughan and Thomas Harper received 1,000 acres of land in Rappahannock County upon "Pascataway Pocoson". "Beg. at a small island; to the Towne Marsh; through the Musketo feild to the maine sw. & another island, &c." For transportation of 20 people.

      On 26 December 1677, James Boughan, who signed with his E mark, was a member of a jury in an inquiry of a deed from Robert Clemmons to Thomas Harper. [(Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia, Deed Book 6, pages 16–17.]

      A deed of 9 July 1703 from John Harper to Thomas Harper of 300 acres includes part of the 1000 acres to "James Boughan & Thomas Harper of Essex," both deceased. This is from the patent dated 8 October 1672.
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      1670-1672 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 239-240
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pnts yt I HENRY CRIGHTON doth for me my heirs firmly give unto JAMES BOUGHGNAN JUNIOR one heifer about two years old with all ye increase both male & female to him & his heirs forever and marked both Eares • cropt three alit' in Each Cropt she being of a white colour with white about her and now upon ye plantacon of JAMES BOUGHGNAN SENIOR ye said Heifer is and for ye True Pformance I have hereunto set my hand as Wittness my hand and seale this 6th of July 1671 in ye psence of us
      JOHN HORN
      JOHN EXAM HENRY CRIGHTON
      Recognitr in cur Rappa die 5th July Ano 1671
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      1670-1672 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 264
      At a Gennl meeting of the Governr. and Councell at JAMES CITTY this 9th day of June 1669
      MR. THOMAS BOTTS hath ordere granted him to Pattent one hundred and fifty acres of land in Rappa River formerly granted to JAMES BOUGHAN and by him deserted entring Rights according to Custome
      Vera Copia Test RICHD AUBORNE
      WHEREAS the Right Honourable Gover: and his honble Councell hath granted to me the subscribed one hundred and fifty acres of land scituate in Rappa. County as appeareth by this order deserted by JAMES BAUGHAN Now Know Yee that I the said THOMAS BOTTS heretofore mentioned have for a valluable consideracon bargained and sold the said one hundred and fifty acres of land unto JAMES BOUGHAN JUNIOR from me my heirs making & constituting my Loveing Friend GEORGE MORRIS my Lawfull Attorney to acknowledge the same in Court in Testimony of the same have hereunto set my hand and seale this 12th day of 7br 1671
      in pnce of TRESEERE, THO:BOTT
      JOHN OWEN
      Recognitr. in Cur Rappa primo die 9bris annoque 1671
      ===
      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 86-87
      TO ALL TO WHOME these prsents shall come I NICHOLAS SPENCER Esqr., President of his Majties Councell of State of Virginia send Greeting in oer: Lord God everlasting. Whereas &c. Now know yee that I the said NICHOLAS SPENCER Esqr. President &c. doe with the consent of the Councell of State accordingly give and grant unto Colo. RICHARD JOHNSON One hundred and fifty acres of land scituate in Rappahannock County upon the Maine Swamp of PISCADAWAY CREEK and bounded as followeth Begining at a white Oake by the Main Swamp to the Eastward of a branch runing thence So. So. We. to the branch and upon the branch ninty pole to a Poplar corner, thence South by East over certaine branches deviding this land from the land
      of THOMAS HARPER and ROBERT CLEMENTS to a white Oake corner, thence Southerly down the branch to antient corner Beach, thence N. N. E. to the Maine Swamp and up the Swamp to the Oake it first began at, the said land being formerly granted to JAMES BAUGHAN by Pattent dated the 27th day of Febry. 1665/6 and by him deserted for want of seating and after granted to THOMAS BATS [Botts]and by him assigned to JAMES BAUGHAN JUNR . and the said BAUGHAN deserted and granted to the said Collo. RICHARD JOHNSON by Order of the Generall Court bearing date the 16th day of April 1680 and further due by and for the transportation of Three persons into this Collony whose names are in the Records mentioned under this Pattent; To have and to hold the said land with its due share of all mines and mineralls therein conteyned with all rights and privelidges with all hereditaments of said land to him the said Colo. RICHARD JOHNSON his heires forever in all large and ample manner as hash been allowed since the first Plantation, paying unto or: said Soveraigne Lord the King for every Fifty acres the fee of One Shilling wch payment is to be made yearely according to his Majties Instructions of the 12th of September 1662, Provided &c. Given undr: my hand at JAMES CITTY and the Seale of the Collony the twentieth day of Septembr: One thousand Six hundred Eighty & three
      NICHO. SPENCER
      Recordatr Test E. CHILTON Cl Cur
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      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 87-88
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I WILLIAM LEIGH of the County of NEW KENT do (by virtue of a Letter of Attorney) from Col: RICHARD JOHNSON bearing date the Seaventh day of June in the yeare One thousand Six hundred Eighty and three) assigne and make over in the name and behalfe of the said RICHD. JOHNSON have conveyed to Mr. JAMES BOUGHAN of PISCATAWAY in the County of Rappah: his heires forever all the said JOHNSON's Right to the within Pattent of One hundred and fifty acres of land with warranty against the sd JOHNSON or any persons that can lawfully lay clame under him In Testimony whereof I have sett my hand and seale the fifth day of Decembr: 1683
      Signed Sealed and delivered in the prsence of us
      WM. COLSTON, WM: LEIGH
      RICHD. CAWTHORN Attorney of Col. RICHD. JOHNSON
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa 6th die Febry 1683/4 et recordatr xx8th die
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I RICHARD JOHNSON of the Parish of Stratton Majr: in the County of NEW KENT Gent., authorize WM: LEIGH of the aforesaid County my true and lawful! Attorney to signe and deliver and also to acknowledge in open Court a legal! assignmt. of a Pattent of One hundred and fifty acres of land lying in PISCATAWAY in County of Rappa: as by the Pattent bearing date the twentieth day of September 1683 may appeare unto JAMES BOUGHAN of PISCATAWAY in the County of Rappa: giving my said Attorney full power to act in every respect as if I myselfe being personally prsent could doe and although the matter may require more special! then is herein comprised and I doe hereby warrant my said Attorney in soe doing. In Testimony whereof I have sett my hand seale this seaventh day of June One thousand Six hundred eighty three
      Signed sealed & delivered in prsence of us
      JOSHUA STORY, RICH: JOHNSON
      RICHARD GREGORY
      Recordatr 3 die Martii 1683/4 Test WM. COLSTON, Cl Cur
      ===
      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 211
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JAMES BOUGHAN of Rappahannock County have for a valluable consideration reced in hand have sold to WILLIAM LAKE his heires forever a parcell of land lying in the County aforesaid and bounded as followeth, Beginning at a corner Beech standing by the CLAY PATH BRANCH and running thence East along the line of the sd BOUGHAN to a white Oake and thence South to a small Spanish Oake alonge the line of the sd BOUGHAN to a white Oake and thence South to a small Spanish Oake alonge the line of Mr. PERRYs land and thence West North West alonge the line of the sd LAKE and JOHN JONES and thence alonge the severall courses of the sd Branch to the first menconed Beech to the place it began, and further I the said JAMES BOUGHAN do bind myself to make a deed of sale that shall warrant the sd land from me my heires to the said WILLIAM LEAKE his heires forever and acknowledge the same in Rappa: Court within the space of Six months As Witness my hand and seale this 7th day of November 1685
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of us
      RICHARD WHITEHEAD JAMES BAUGHAN
      EDWIN THACKER
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa 2 die 10bris 1685
      ===
      1686-1688 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 230-231
      THESE PRESENTS WITNESSETH that I JAMES BAUGHAN of the County of Rappa: Plantr., have and do by these presents for a valuable consideration in hand received sell unto GEO: SUCKETT and GEO: READ both of sd County, Plantrs., joyntly and severally and to their joynt and several! heires Two hundred acres of land being part of a Dividend of Nine hundred acres lying in the sd County formerly granted to me and JOHN BAUGHAN of the said County, Cooper, wch said Two hundred acres is bounded as followeth: Beginning at a corner Oake on a Hill side by a Branch side upon the land of RICHARD GREGORY and thence running N. E. and by E. to another Spanish Oake on a hill side and thence East to a corner white Oake in a branch and thence along the branch to a corner Pine by a HORSE PATH and thence South West to another corner Pine belonging to the land of Coll: GOODRICH and Mr. HENRY AWBREY thence So. W. to another corner of the aforesaid Dividend of Colo. GOODRICH &Mr. AWBREY standing at head of a branch and thence down the sd branch to the place where it first began To have and to hold the sd land and every part thereof with all its appurtenances to them the sd GEO: SUGGETT and GEO: READ joyntly and severally forever with their due share of all mines and mineralls therein contayned, and also the free priviledge and commidities in ample manner as I had the same by virtue of a Patent from his Excellency the Lord Steward bearing date the 20th April 1684, Provided Always that the sd GEORGE SACKETT [sic Suggett] and GEO: READ or either of them do pay or cause to be seated the sd land before the 20th day of April which shall be in the year 1687, And also I the sd JAMES BAUGHAN for me do agree that every part thereof is free from all incumbrances and do hereby warrant the sd land to them as Witness my hand and seale this 13th day of February 1685/6
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of us
      SAMLL. HARWAR, JAMES BOUGHAN
      SAMLL. JONES
      Recognr. in Cur Com Rappa: 7 die Aprillis 1686 et record 21st die
      ===
      1686-1688 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 387-388
      December 1687. At a Genll. Court held at JAMES CITTY October 17th 1687 Present Mr. Auditor, BACON, President and the Honrble. Councell, JAMES BOUGHAN hath order granted to take up and Patent Three hundred acers of land being in the County of LANCASTER on the South side of Rappa: River formly granted to JOHN BEBBY by Patent bearing date October the 4th 1655 and by him deserted the sd BOUGHAN having produced rights in Court
      Vera Copia
      Teste WM: COLSTON Cl. Cur.
      Virginia 10ber: 17th: 1687
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I the within named JAMES BOUGHAN do make over all my right & title to the within grant for a valuable consideration received to DEUELL PEAD, Minister of MIDLESEX, his heires &c. so that neither I nor any for or by me shall by virtue of the sd grant lay any claime to the sd land there granted but that I the sd BOUGHAN will warrant the same for myselfe and heires in the quiet possession of the sd PEAD Witness my hand the day and year above written
      To: DEUELL PEAD, Minister &c. JAMES BOUGHAN
      Witness WM: YOUNGE
      WM. JOHNSON
      December 7th 1687, Then Acknow; by JAMES BOUGHAN before Mr. HEN: AWBREY, Capt. SAMLL. BLOMFIELD and Mr. THO: EDMONDSON, Justices for Rappa: County and record the 8th die
      === land mentioned
      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 205-207
      At a Court held for Essex County June ye 10th: anno 1693
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whome these presents shall com Know ye yt: I JOHN BOUGHEN of ye Parish of South Farnham in ye County of Essex, Carpenter, for divers good causes but more especially for Three thousand pounds of tobacco & cask in hand already received have with ye consent of MARY my Wife bargained sold and confirmed unto JOSEPH BELAND of the abovesd County & Parish a sartain parsil of land containing Two hundred acres of land sittuate lying & being in ye same County & Parish and bounded as followeth Beginning at a Spanish Oke standing on a small branch Corner tree of Capt. RITCHARD HAILE and Mr. RITCHARD GREGORYs land & tuning by the sd HAILEs line South seventy three degrees West wo hundred twenty four poles to two red Oakes, thence North two hundred and sixteen poles to AWBREYs five thousand Divident to a Spanish Oke, thence East South East eighty four pols to a white Oahe, thence by another line of ye sd AWBREYs East one hundred and four poles to a white Oke and red Oake by ye ROULEING PATH, thence South fifteen degrees East one hundred twenty four pols to the place it began, ye sd land being part of a greater devident taken up by the said JOHN BOUGHEN and his Brother, JAMES BOUGHEN, as by Patten t may appear; Now Knowe yee that I JOHN BOUGHEN with the good will & consent of MARY, my Wife, doe obledg myselfe my heires that he ye sd JOSEPH BELAND his heires shall from the date & date hereof for ever have hould poses and enjoy all ye abovesd Two hundred acres of land in as full and ample manner as I might or could enjoy ye same with all prevelidges profits whatsoever from ye lett eviction or disturban ce of me ye sd JNO. BOUGHEN my heires & from any persons whatsoever laying any claim unto any part of said land and further I JOHN BOUGHEN doe obledg myselfe to give unto the said JOSEPH BELAND or his heairs what further assourence shall be thought fit by any wise Counsel at Law and I with my said Wif doe obledg ourselves to acknowledg this our act & deed in ye Court of Essex when thereunto required. As Witness our hands and seales this 10th: day of June ye 10th: 1693
      Signed sealed & delivered in pr:sence of
      THO: HUCKLESCOTT JOHN BOUGHAN
      THO: PARKER SENR;, THOMAS GOULDMAN MARY BOUGHAN
      At a Court held for Essex County June ye 10th ano. 1693
      The above named JOHN BOUGHAN appear'd & acknowledged the afore specified contents to be his real act & deed, ye same is ordered to be recorded
      Also the abovenamed MARY BOUGHAN appear'd and relinquished her right of Dower of in & to ye afore granted land & premisses, ye same was ordered to be recorded
      Vere Recordatr: Test F. MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1694-1695 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 236)
      At a Court held for Essex County 10th of June 1695
      - The last Will and Testamt. of THOMAS COOPER was this day proved by the Oaths of JAMES BOUGHAN & GEO: TURNER, witnesses thereto, & ordered to be recorded
      - A Probate of the last Will & Testamt. of THOMAS COOPER is granted to ANNE COOPER. Exx therein named
      - JAMES BOUGHAN appear'd Attorney for ANN COOPER
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      1694-1695 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 344-345
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whome these presents shall come, wee JAMES BAUGHAN of Essex County and MARY my Wife, and we JOHN BAUGHAN of ye aforesd. County and MARY my Wife send Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting.
      Know yee that we ye said JAMES BAUGHAN and MARY my Wife and we JOHN BAUGHAN and MARY my Wife for divers good causes & valuable consideration and especially for the sume of Eight thousand and five hundred pounds of tobacco in caske, have sold unto JOHN DICKS of ye aforesd. County his heirs & assignes all ye remaineing part of Nine hundred acres of land, the remainder being by estimation Five hundred acres more or less, scituate & being in Essex County aforesd., on ye South side of Rappa: River and bounding on ye land of JAMES FULLERTON and Coll: GOODRICH and Capt. RICHARD HAILEs land so far as that a dividing line shall compleat ye complyment of Five hundred acres of land from ye aforesd. tract containeing Nine hundred this being ye uper part of the aforesd. tract; To have and to hold the sd bargained tract of land & ye premisses with all rights & priveledges of hunting hawking fishing & fowling woods mills mill setts, houses, plantations, orchards, gardens withal' their profitts & appurtenances belonging to him ye sd JOHN DICKS his heirs yielding and paying yearly and every year unto our Dread Soveraigne Lord & Lady the King and Queen their heirs such rents & services as now are or hereafter shall become due & the aforesd. JAMES BAUGHAN & MARY his Wife and JOHN BAUGHAN & MARY his Wife do for themselves their heirs promise & agree that ye sd Land and every pt. with all its appurtenances is free from all former grants or other incumbrances and will warrant & defend ye sd land with all & singular its appurtenances to him ye sd JOHN DICKS his heirs from them & from all persons that shall claime or pretend to have claimes thereof. In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seales this Nineteenth day of January 1694/5
      Signed Sealed & delivered in presence of
      JAMES LEGG, JAMES BAUGHAN MARY BAUGHAN
      JOHN LOYD JOHN BAUGHAN MARY BAUGHAN
      Acknowledged ye 10th: day of May 1695 before Capt. WM: MOSELEY, Capt. EDWD. THOMAS & Mr. FRA: TALIAFERRO, three of their Mats. Justices of ye Peace for this County of Essex & truely recorded Test FRA: MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 9-10
      THIS INDENTURE made ye seventh day of September in ye years of our Lord God One thousand six hundred ninety & nine Between JAMES BOUGHAN of ye Parish of Farnham in ye County of Essex in ye Colony of Virga: Gent., of ye one part & THO. GREGSON of ye Parish of Sittenburne in ye same County, Gent . of ye other part, Witnesseth that in consideracon of three thousand pds. of good wound merchantable tobb: & caske unto mee ye sd JAMES BOUGHAN in hand truly paid, he ye sd JAMES BOUGHAN doth hereby grant unto ye sd THO: GREGSON his heirs & assignes forever all that parcell of land containing by estimacon Thirty acres being in ye County of Essex aforesd. formerly called RAPPA: County on a small branch or gutt that failed into OCCU-PACON CREEKE and bounded as followeth that is to say Begining at a small red Oake on a point by a. great Marsh it being ye corner tree of a tract of land formerly belonging to WM. HARPER but not belonging to THO: GREGSON and runing from ye sd corner tree North West along ye line of ye sd tract of land, from thence over the DEEP BRANCH to a marked red Oak by a DEEP BRANCH still keeping ye same Course along ye same line to a marked Pocikory that standeth on ye farther side of a Deep Branch that falleth into ye above sd small gutt of OCCUPACON CREEKE and then tuning from ye sd Pocikery down ye branch into ye abovesd, small gutt or branch of OCCUPACON finally downe ye ad gutt or branch includeing all ye land between ye sd branch & ye aforemenconed line formerly of ye sd WM. HARPERs & now of ye sd THO: GREGSONs land, Together with all houses buildings barns tobacco houses orchards trees whatsoever belonging to ye sd land wch: said tract or parcell of land was granted & conveyed by LODOWICK ROWZEE, JNO: ROWZEE & EDWD. ROWZEE unto THO: CRIPPS by one Deed of Sale under their hands & seales bearing date ye Twenty sixth day of July Anno 1689 & by ye sd THO: CRIPPS assigned unto GEORGE PARKE deced by an Assignment thereof under his hand & seale endorsed on ye sd Deed of Sale & bearing date ye Twenty first day of Febry: 1695, And by ye last Will &Testamt. of ye sd GEO: PARKE given & devised unto ye sd JAMES BOUGHAN in fee simple & now is ye possession of ye sd THO: CRIPPS as Tenant unto ye sd JAMES BOUGHAN To have & to hold ye said tract of land to be ad THO: GREGSON his heirs & assignes from henceforth paying ye rents & services wch: shall hereafter become due unto our Sovereign Lord ye King And the sd JAMES BOUGHAN for himselfe his heirs doth promise that at all times forever after ye sd THO: GREGSON to enter into &enjoy ye sd tract of land without molestacon of ye sd JAMES BOUGHAN his heirs or assignes In Witness whereof ye parties first abovenamed have sett their hands & seales Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of us
      THO: EDMONDSON. JAMES BOUGHAN
      RICHD, COVINGTON,
      FRANCIS GOULDMAN
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 11th day of 7ber: 1699 truely recorded

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