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

John Ariss

Male Bef 1705 - 1730  (> 25 years)


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  • Name John Ariss 
    Born Bef 1705 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Mar 1730  Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I086329  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Family Frances Spencer,   b. Bef 1709, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1727, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years) 
    Married Bef 1726  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Spencer Ariss,   b. Bef 1725, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1761, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years)
     2. John Ariss,   b. Bef 1728, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1761, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years)
     3. Elizabeth Ariss,   b. Bef 1728, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1794, Albany, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 68 years)
     4. Frances Ariss,   b. Bef 1728, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F29726  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 129
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen. I JOHN ARISS of Westmorland County in the Parish of Cople being now in perfect helth sence and memory thanks be to God for it and calling to mind the unsartanty of this transitory life, do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as foles; First, I bequeath my Sole to God that gave it me and my body to the Earth in certain and sure hopes of a joyfull Resurrecon at ye Last Day,
      Item. I give and bequeath to my Son, SPENCER ARISS, my Negro man, George, & my Negro woman, Jene, them and thear increse to him and his hears lawfule begoten of his body and for want of such hears, to my Son, JOHN ARISS, to him & his hears lawfule begoten of his body;
      Item. I give and bequeath to my Son, JOHN ARISS, my Negro boy, Sambo, and my Negro boy, Dick, and my Negro garl, Lohe, to him and his hears lawfule begoten of his body and for want of such hears to my Son, SPENSER ARISS and his hears lawfule begoten of his body.
      Item. I give to my Dafter, ELIZABETH ARISS, my Negro garle, Hannah, her and her increas to her and her hears lawfule begoten of her body;
      Item. I give my Dafter, ELIZEBETH a pare of Gold Bobs, one Gold Ring, a pare Silver Clasps and all her Mothers wearing aparrel.
      Item. I give to my Dafter, FRANCES ARISS, my Negro wench, Doll, she and her increas to her and her hears lawfule beogten of her body and a pare of Gold Bobs, a pare of Silver Studs and if eher of my Dafters Negros die before thay bring a Child or my Dafter corns one age, then the next Child that shall be born of my Negros shall be hers who stand the los,
      Item. I leave my Riding Horse for ye use of my Dafters.
      hem. I give my Son, SPENCER ARISS, my young spade Mare, Sadel and Bridel.
      hem. I give to my Son, JOHN ARISS, ye Horse Colte that come of my white Mear and my Cane & Gune and my Grate Bible,
      Item. I give and bequeath all my personall Estate to be equealley divided between my foure Children and allso it is my Will and disier that thear shall not be kept one my land above two Tenants nor any Land Clear& tell my Son corns one age. Lastly, I do appoint my Frend, JNO FOOTMAN, and Mr. WHARTON RANSDELL, Exrs. of this my Last Will and Testament, whearof I have set my hand and fixed my seal this 13th day of March 1729 (no witnesses recorded) (no signature recorded)
      Westmorland. es. At a Court held for the sd. County the 25th day of March 1730 JOHN FOOTMAN, Gent., presented into Court two Writings, the one dated the 23d. day of January 1729 and the other he sayes he wrote by direction of JOHN ARISS. deced., in his lifetime some short time before his death, both which importing the Last Will &Testament of the sd. ARISS, And upon the sd. FOOTMANs making ye Court sensible of the reason why the sd. ARISS ( ) his Will, being upon the death of one of his Children, the Court are of Opinion this latter ought to be his Will, though but a part of the same was wrote when the Decedent was accidentally Drowned, and the same ordered to be recorded. And the sd. FOOTMAN and WHARTON RANSDELL, being nominated Executors in the sd. Will, the sd. FOOTMAN allowed to take the Oath of an Executor (and the sd. RANSDELL prayed time to consider thereof) And upon moron of the sd. FOOTMAN and his performing what is usual in such cases, Certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form, And the other Writing ordered to be filed in the Clerks Office
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the Tenth day of April 1730 G. T., C. C. W.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 93
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty eight day of March in the thirteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, King. Defender of the faith &c. Annoq: Dom: 1726, Between JOHN ARISS and FRANCES his Wife, Daughter and sole heir of JOHN SPENCER, late of Cople Parish in County of Westmoreland, Gent., deced., of one part and JOHN COOPER and HANNAH his Wife of the same Parish and County of the other part; Witnesseth that JOHN ARISS and FRANCES his Wife in consideration of the sum of five pounds Sterling money to them in hand payed, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOHN COOPER and HANNAH his Wife one certain tract of land being an Island scituate in the Mouth of NOMINY RIVER commonly called known and distinguished by the name of VIRGINS ISLAND. containing by estimation five acres be the same more or less, it being next and adjoining to the tract of land now in the possession of said JOHN ARISS and FRANCES his Wife wch; descended to her. the sd. FRANCES. from her Father, Mr. JOHN SPENCER, together with all priviledges comoditys and appurtenances unto the sd. Island belonging; and the rents issues and profits thereof; To have and to hold the Island tract of land containing five acres with all right title & demand of JOHN ARRIS and FRANCES his Wife to JOHN COOPER and HANNAH his Wife dureing the natural life of the sd. HANNAH and after her decease to the proper use of JOHN BUSHROD, Eldest Son of sd. HANNAH. and his heirs; And JOHN ARRIS and FRANCES his Wile their heirs shall warrant and for ever defend; In Witness whereof the partys to these presents have Interchangeably set their hands & affixed their seales the day & year first above written
      Sealed & Delivered in presence of us
      WM: PAINE. THO: POINDEXTER, JOHN ARISS
      SAML, his mark MANNIN FRANCES ARISS
      Memorandm. That on the 28th day of March Annoq: Dorn: 1727, Quiet and peaceable possession seizin of the Island or Tract of land wth:in menconed and conveyed was given by JOHN ARRIS unto JOHN COOPER by the delivery of Turf & Twig in the name of Livery of seizin of all the lands in the wthin Deed contd. in presence of us
      Signed in ye presents of us
      WM: PAYNE, JOHN ARISS
      SAML. his mark MANNIN
      Westmoreld ss. At a Court held for the sd. County the 27th day of March 1728
      JOHN ARISS and FRANCES his Wife personally acknowledged this Deed of Feoffment of Land passed to JOHN COOPER and HANNAH his Wife, Together with the livery of seizin thereon endorsed, to be their proper act and deed (she, the sd, FRANCES, being first privately examined, the inheritance being in her) all which at ye Instance of WILLIAM PAYNE on behalf of the sd. JOHN COOPER, are ordered to be recorded
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the first day of Aprill 1728 pr. G. T., C. C. W.

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