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Ed. Note: During the years 1711-12 in Essex County, Virginia, one Timothy ATKINSON, a miller, witnessed deeds and made acknowledgements for John and William COMBS and William UNDERWOOD, sons of Elizabeth, wife of (1) Unknown (William?) UNDERWOOD, Col. William UNDERWOOD and Archdale COMBS I of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia. Until recently, nothing more was known of Timothy ATKINSON, who apparently "disappeared" at about the same time as William UNDERWOOD, Jr. (s/o Elizabeth). Several new records have come to light recently, and while they may not advance the research of the COMBS, they do advance ATKINSON research, and may provide clues to other Essex "mystery" families, revealing what may be a unique migration pattern: New Castle, Delaware (then Pennsylvania) to Salem, New Jersey (then "West Jersies") to Essex County, Virginia to Somerset County, Maryland.
Early Pennsylvania and Delaware records document that one Timothy ATKINSON, apparently the same, and quite likely once a Quaker, owned land in New Castle County, Delaware by 1689 and was residing in "West Jersey" (now western New Jersey) by 1702:
30 Nov 1702 New Castle County, Delaware Records. Timothy ATKINSON of the Province of West Jersey to Thomas BABB, 220 [sic] acre tract in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle County, DE. (Delaware Quaker Records: New Castle County, Herbert Standing, Wilmington Society of Friends, 1969)
Early New Jersey records document that Timothy ATKINSON was residing in Salem by 1706 (and possibly 1702 or earlier), and until at least 1709:
Jun 1706 Estate of Laurence TOLSTAEIUS, Sweads minister of West Jersey (first record: 23 Apr 1703). Bond. 6 Jun 1706. Adm. granted to Mathias MORTON, principal creditor. (blank date) Inv. of Est. (50 acres on Raccoon Creek, L6, 7-1/2 acres of marsh there, L5, personal property, L58.10.4, including Swedish and English books, three pounds; a pair of Jacobites and collar. 8s); made by Tim. ATKINSON, Peter LOCK and John LOCK. Sworn to by Mathia MORTON, 20 Jun 1706. 31 Jan 1706/7 Acct. of estate by Mathias MASON [sic] showing it increased to L89.12.7, of which L17.10 was paid for funeral charges, and L50.16.3 for debts due by Mr. TOLSTADIUS by Charles WHITAKER, John ORCHARD, Hante URIEN, Timothy ATKINSON (NJ Calendar of Wills, Vol. I, p. 466)
16 Feb 1707/8 Inv. of personal estate of Richard PITTMAN. L146.15.0, incl. 9 old books; made by Tim. ATKINSON and Wm. HEWES (HUES). (NJ Calendar of Wills, Vol. I, pp. 367-368) SW: HUGHES
21 Apr 1709 (dated) 14 May 1709. Will of Thomas HAINES of Salem county, husbandman. Wife: ---. Children: John, Joseph, Benjamin, Thomas, Sarah HUGGINS and Hannah. Land near William GRIFFINGS and Henry SLUBY'S. Personal Estate. Wife and son, Thomas, Exors. Wits: Martha ROBERTS. George WEBB. Isaac SHARP. Wm. ELLWELL. Proved 16 Jul 1709 and Sarah HAINES sworn in as executrix. Lib 10bi, p. 246. 14 May 1709. Inv. of personal est. L161.5.0. made by Tim. ATKINSON and Wm. GRIFFIN. (NJ Calendar of Wills, Vol. I, pp. 200-1)
By the end of 1710, however, Timothy ATKINSON had removed to Essex County, Virginia:
6 Dec 1710 Richmond Co., Va., DB 5:305-308) December 6, 1710. THIS
INDENTURE made the sixth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand
seven hundred and tenn Between JOHN ELLIOT of County of WESTMORELAND in Colony
of Virginia of one parte and ColIo. FRANCIS GOLDMAN and TIMOTHY ATKINSON,
both of County of ESSEX in the aforesaid Colony of other part, Witnesseth
that Whereas JOHN ELLIOT for the sum of Thirty pounds Sterling to him already
paid and secured by these presents doth bargain and sell Fiftie acres of land
lying in County of Richmond together with a certain Mill comonly called and
known by the name of FOXHILLS MILL and that said JOHN ELLIOT hath full
power and authority to sell and dispose of the said Land and Mill with all appurtenances
thereunto belonging dureing the remaining part or reversion of a Lease of Conveyance
from WILLIAM UNDERWOOD to JOHN FOXHILL deceased will appear; To have
and to hold the land and Mill with all appurtenances from JOHN ELLIOT his heirs
or any of the heirs of JOHN FOXHILL deceased unto Collo. FRANCIS GOLDMAN &
TIMOTHY ATKINSON, and do agree with JOHN ELLIOT his heirs to pay the
yearly anuety of one ear of Indian Corne unto the Lord of the Fee if lawfully
demanded as Witness my hand and seale the day and year first above written
Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of us
At it Court held for Richmond County March the seventh 1710 JOHN ELLIOTT came into Court and acknowledged this Deed unto Collo. FRANCIS GOLDMAN and TIMOTHY ATKINSON & it was admitted to Record. Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur Be it remembered that upon the sixth day of February 1710 full quiet and peaceable possession of the Mill, lands and premises within mentioned was given and delivered by JOHN ELLIOTT unto FRANCIS GOLDMAN and TIMOTHY ATKINSON for the terme of time specifyed in the Lease in the presents of us
At a Court held for Richmond County March the seventh 1710 JOHN ELLIOTT came into Court and acknowledged this his Livery of Seizen and it was admitted to record. Test M. BECKWITH, CI Cur
March ye 8th 1710. Then Reced. the full and just sum of thirty pounds in Bills of Exchange it being full satisfaction of the within specifyed Deed as Witness my hand.
Testes JAMES INGO
At a Court held for Richmond County March the seventh 1710 JOHN ELLIOTT came into Court and acknowledged the above Receipt which is admitted to record. Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur Examined p M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN ELLIOTT of the County of WESTMORELAND in the Colony of Virginia Gent. am holden and firmly bound unto FRANCIS GOLDMAN and TIMOTHY ATKINSON both of County of ESSEX in aforesaid Colony in the sum of Two hundred pounds of lawfull money of England to be payed to them the which payment well and truely to be made I binde my selfe my heirs by these presents; Sealed with my Seale and dated the fifth day of December in the year of our Lord God according to the Computation now used in the Church of England 1710 The Condition of this obligation is such that if JOHN ELLIOTT his heirs shall at all times hereafter observe and keep all covenants which on the part of JOHN ELLIOTT his heirs ought to be observed and kept comprized in one Indenture bearing equall date with these presents between JOHN ELLIOTT by the name of JOHN ELLIOTT of the County of WESTMORELAND in the Colony of Virginia being the only heire to JOHN FOXHILL deceased to a certain tract of land and Mill as is specified in the recited conveyance then this obligation to be void and of none effect, otherwise to be and remalne in full force and vertue
Signed sealed and delivered in presents of us
Acknowledged in Richmond County Court the seventh day of March 1710 by JOHN ELLIOTT and admitted to record. Test M. BECKWITH, CI Cur Examined p M. BECKWITH, CI Cur (Extracted by Cammock Families Researcher Mary Gregg from transcribed "Deed Abstracts of Richmond County, Virginia, 1708-1711. Ruth and Sam Sparacio, pp. 99-100)
23 Jan - 14 Feb 1711/12 (Essex Co, Wills and Deeds, 1711-1714, p. 21) 23 January 1711/12. Deed. William COMBES of St Maries Par. Richmond Co., sells to Richard TUTT of Sittenbourne Par. same Co., 200 acres, being part of 600 acres in St Maries Par. Essex Co. (part of foregoing) "and further I Mary wife of the said Wm COMBS x x confirm x unto x Richard TUTT x x all my x x rights x". Dated 30 Jany. 1711/1712. Signed Wm COMBES, Mary COMBES. Wit: Joseph DINKER, John x COMBES, Tim ATKINSON. Power of Atty. "William COMBES and Mary my Wife of St. Maries parish in the County of Richmond Planters" to Timorthy ATKINSON to ack. deed. Dated 30 Jan. 1711/1712. Signed Wm COMBES, Mary COMBES. Wit: John x COMBES, Thomas x HARVEY, Jno SKEY. Rec. 14 February 1711/1712. [Note: St. Mary's Parish was in Essex County and also in Richmond County. B. F.] (Fleet, Vol III, p. 6)
26/27 Jan 1711/12 (Essex W&D 1711-1714:21) Jan. 26 & 27, 1711/12. Lease and release. William UNDERWOOD, Gent'l., of Sittinburn Par., Richmond Co., sells John COMBES and Richd. TUTT, planters of the same county, 400 acs. in St. Maries Par., Essex Co. Bounded: beg. at a beach on SW side of punius Inn run, the land of John MEADOWS and Henry PETERS, this land sold by Warwick CAMMOCK to Amory BUTLER Apr. 30, 1679. s/William UNDERWOOD. Wits: Tim ATKINSON, Jno. SKEY, Alex SOMERVILE Power of Atty. Wm. UNDERWOOD to "my Trusty and welbeloved friend Timothy ATKINSON of St Anns Parish and county of Essex" to ack. Lease and release. Dated 26 Janry 1711/12. /s/ Wm. UNDERWOOD. Wit: Allex SOMERVILLE, Jno SKEY. Rec. 14 Feb. 1711/12. (Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol 1, Beverly Fleet, GPC, 1988)
Foxhall's Mill, originally known as Underwood's Mill, was located in then-Richmond County, Virginia, on land patented by Col. William UNDERWOOD in 1658. John FOXHALL, Sr. later leased the mill from William UNDERWOOD, Sr., following which it was inherited by his son, John FOXHALL, Jr. who bequeathed it to his nephews, John ELLIOTT and John VAUSE (the latter apparently died s.p.). The Col.'s , where John ELLIOT conveyed to "Collo. Francis GOULDMAN and Timothy ATKINSON, "a certain mill, commonly known by the name of FOXHALL'S mill."
The above William & John COMBS were sons of Archdale COMBS & widow Elizabeth UNDERWOOD, who had actually resided at the mill for some time prior to 1670. William UNDERWOOD, Gent., was their step-brother, William UNDERWOOD, Sr., s/o Col. Wm. UNDERWOOD and his earlier wife, Mary (BURTON? MOSELEY?), and h/o Mary BUTLER (sister of the above Amory BUTLER). Richard TUTT was the h/o Mary UNDERWOOD, d/o William & Mary BUTLER UNDERWOOD, Sr. John MEADOWS was a.k.a. John MEADORS, "brother in law" (somehow) to Abraham COMBS of Old Rappahannock Co VA and St. Mary's Co MD. Neighbor Warwick CAMMOCK was the h/o Margaret, widow of Sylvester THATCHER, Sr. The land sold to Richard TUTT by William COMBS is also referred to in the King George County, VA will of Richard TUTT.
That Timothy of Essex and Timothy of Salem were undoubtedly the same is documented by an Oct 1712 Essex record which also refers to Foxhall's Mill:
22 Oct 1712 - 12 Mar 1712/1713 Essex Co, VA Wills and Deeds, Records, 1703-1706, p 109. William GRIFFIN, Gent, of the Town of Salem in the County of Salem to my "trusty and welbeloved friend Colo Richard COVINGTON Gent of the County of Essex" to receive from Timothy ATKINSON, late of the Town of Salem in the County of Salem, now living in the County of Essex within the Colony of Virg'a, L 125.11.07, also authority to sell half interest in a water mill called ffoxhill's mill conveyed to GRIFFIN by ATKINSON by deed dated 21 Oct 1712. s/William GRIFFIN. Wit: Salvatore MUSCOE, Wm. COVINGTON, Jr. Rec. 12 Mar 1712/1713. (Extracted by Rhoda Fone from Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol II, Beverly Fleet, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, 1988, p. 118)
5 Mar 1715 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 7:99-100. Francis GOULDMAN of St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, VA, to Richard TUTT of Sittingbourne Parish, Richmond County, VA, GOULDMAN's moiety [one-half share] in "a water grist mill commonly called and known by the name FOXHALL'S mill containing by estimation in the whole" five and twenty acres lying on the north side of the Rappahannock River about eight miles above Southend Ferry in County of Richmond together with all houses and all toll benefits and custom for grinding of corn and all other grain whatsoever and also all mill ponds, mill dams, banks, ponds, streams, watercourses, fishing places, paths and appurtenances to said Mill and all other p:misses [premises] belonging, which Mill and Land" was lately purchased by one Timothy ATKINSON and said GOULDMAN, from one John ELLIOT of the County of WEstmoreland. Lease is for the term of fifty-five years from date of deed. Consideration: 4,294 lbs. tobacco. s/Franis GOULDMAN. Wits: Tho: HENMAN, Wm. DARE. Acknowledged by GOULDMAN 7 Mar 1715. (Abstracted from transcribed Richmond Deeds, Book 7, 1714-1720, Sparacio, Antient Press)
7 Jul 1715 Richmond Co, VA Minutes. At a Court held 7 July 1715. "William GRIFFIN of Sittenbourn parish haveing been presented by the Grand Jury for not keeping lawfull Measures in his mill, this Day appeared in Court to Answer the said presentment but offering nothing materiall in Barr thereof, It is therefore Ordered that he be Fined Fifteen shillings to Our Sovereigh Lord the King."
It is not known why GOULDMAN did not reference GRIFFIN, particularly since it appears by the last record above that GRIFFIN still held his moiety in the mill. No more is known of GRIFFIN yet (see below), nor is it yet known when Timothy ATKINSON left Essex. What is known is that he was apparently in Somerset County, Maryland by 1721, and the Timothy ATKINSON, miller, who died testate in Maryland circa 1738. Only one other ATKINSON family is found in Somerset and no connection has been found between them as yet.
20th April, 1717 - 21st Nov., 1721. Will of James ATKINSON, cooper, of Somerset Co., MD. To wife Pation, extx., dwelling plantation during life; at her decease to pass with 100 A. of "Cooper's Punkin" to son Samuel and hrs. Personal estate absolutely, excepting legacies to following: To sons John, Isaac (at age of 21), Joshua, Anglow (when of age) and Samuel (at age of 10) and daus. Rachel JACKSON, Thamar and Backster (at age of 10), personalty. To son Isaac and hrs., 70 A. --. To sons Joshua and Anglow and hrs., 250 A. of "Poor Hall," nr. plantation of Edward JONES. Shd. wife marry, sons to be of age at 18 yrs., otherwise of age at 21 yrs. Test: Jeremiah MORRIS, Eleanor MORRIS, Donnock DENNIS. Note: 22nd Nov., 1721, within named Patience ATKINSON claims her thirds. 17, 88. (Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 5, page 82) SW: Angelo, Baxter
It is not known if James ATKINSON was kin to Timothy, although it may be significant that James named a son Joshua, as did Thomas of Amelia. James' land may have been in Coventry Parish, on or near Dividing Creek, which became the line between Somerset and Worcester when the latter county was established in 1742. According to "Old Somerset of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. A Study in Foundations and Founders" by Clayton Torrence, Richmond, Virginia, 1935, the Maryland Assembly of May-June, 1751, passed an Act empowering and directing the vestry and wardens of Coventry Parish to purchase "two acres of land in Worcester County and Coventry Parish, near the dwelling plantation of Angelo ATKINSON, and out of a tract of land belonging to John SCOTT, and to erect thereon a Chapel of Ease." The land was later described as "on the northside of Pocomoke River in Worcester County and about two miles east of Dividing Creek," and "Two acres of land to the Rector, Church Wardens and Vestry of Coventry Parish from John SCOTT, Dec. 9th, 1753. Smith's Folly by name of Dennis' Purchase, so returned by Mr. GILLIS." (Annapolis Land Records memorandum) The first record of Timothy is not found for another four years and in another hundred per 1725 tax lists:
30 Oct 1721 Estate of Mrs. Jane ELZEY. Timothy ATKINSON and Alexander HALL, appraisers (Maryland Probate Records, Prerogative Court Abstracts, 1720-1724)
1725 Somerset County, Maryland Tax lists (included all males over 16 in
Pattinoe ATKINSON: Isaac ATKINSON, Joshea ATKINSON; Angloo ATKINSON (MD Gen. Society Bulletin, Vol. 31, No. 1, Winter 1990, by F. Edward Right)
6 Oct 1725 Estate of Thomas CARY. Payments to Timothy ADKISON (and others) (Maryland Probate Records, Prerogative Court Abstracts, 1724-1731)
1728 List of Debts due the estate of Mathias GALE includes 1728 "LGM" Book Timothy ATKINSON (Thomas GODDART and John HANDY also) (Maryland Probate Records, Prerogative Court Abstracts, 1726-1729) N.B. The author adds that the records in the Mathias GALE lists are dated as early as 1731, but that the records were probably presented about 1762.
1 May 1729 Estate of John BANISTER. Payment to Timothey ATKINSON (and Levin GALE and others).(Maryland Probate Records, Prerogative Court Abstracts, 1724-1731)
22 Mar 1730 Estate of William GURLEY. John RECORDS and Timothy ATKINSON, appraisers.
15 Feb 1730 Estate of Crispin PRICE. Creditors: Timothy ATKINSON, Solomon HEATCH (Maryland Probate Records, Prerogative Court Abstracts, 1728-1734)
4 Apr 1730 Estate of Isaac TOADVINE. Creditors Timothy ADKISON, Isaac HANDY (and numerous others) (Maryland Probate Records, Prerogative Court Abstracts, 1731-1737, Libers 11-15) SW: TADVINE, TODWINE
18 Aug 1731 Estate of Chrispian PRICE. Payments to Thomas BYRD, Timothy ATKINSON, John PURNALL, John CALDWELL (Maryland Probate Records, Prerogative Court Abstracts, 1731-1737, Libers 11-15)
18 Aug 1731 Estate of William HEATCH. Payments to Timothy ATKINSON, John PURNALL (Maryland Probate Records, Prerogative Court Abstracts, 1731-1737, Libers 11-15)
22 Nov 1732 Estate of Adam HEATCH. Payments to Timothy ATKINSON (and numerous others) (Maryland Probate Records, Prerogative Court Abstracts, 1731-1737, Libers 11-15)
12 Jul 1733 Estate of Isaac TADVINE. Payments to "...Timothy ADKENSON, William BOWEN, Timothy ADKINSON..." (and numerous others) (Maryland Probate Records, Prerogative Court Abstracts, 1731-1737, Libers 11-15)
23 Sep 1733 Estate of Edward BENNETT. Creditors: Richard NICHOLLSON, Timothy ATKINSON. (Maryland Probate Records, Prerogative Court Abstracts, 1728-1734)
1 Feb 1734 Estate of Edward BENNETT. Payments to Timothy ATKINSON (and numerous others) (Maryland Probate Records, Prerogative Court Abstracts, 1731-1737, Libers 11-15)
8th Mch., 1736 - 29th Mch., 1738. Will of Timothy ATKINSON, millwright, Somerset Co., MD. To Col. Levin GALE, ex., and hrs., entire estate, both real and personal, either here or in the west New Jersies, especially the "Tenth of Salem." Test: John HANDY, Thomas GODDART, William EVANS. (Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 7, page 245, 21. 872)
1728-1744 List of Debts due the estate of Levin GALE by Timothy ATKINSON includes: 1728 "LMG" Book; 1733 Book F; 1734 Book D; 1735 Books for Corn; 1744 "BOG" Book F (Timothy ATKINSON Bond) (Maryland Probate Records, Prerogative Court Abstracts, 1728-1734) N.B. The author adds that the records in the Levin GALE lists are dated as early as 1725, but that the records were probably presented about 1762.
Timothy's will abstract is not clear as to whether "and hrs." referred to the heirs of Levin GALE or the heirs of Timothy ATKINSON. The probate of Timoty's estate has not yet been located, and it may be that his debts to Levin GALE outweighed his assets. It is also not yet known if a relationship existed between Timothy ATKINSON and Levin GALE, but Levin's father, George GALE, may have been a FOXHALL inlaw (see below). No other possible known connection to the Combs or any Combs-Associated Families has yet been found in Salem, New Jersey; Essex County, Virginia; or Somerset County, Maryland; but other ATKINSON and ATKINSON-Associated families are found in both Essex and Somerset, although it is not yet known if they were kin to to Timothy.
Timothy's wife and children are not named in his will, but according to Researcher Jack Mount's Atkinson Family Page, Timothy ATKINSON married a Josephine and had sons, John (about whom no more information) and Thomas, who is listed as born 20 May 1703; died 1789, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon* Co, New Jersey; married 17 Oct 1728, NJ, Hannah DODDRIDGE (d/o Phillip and Francis MOORE Doddridge), born 22 May 1708, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co, NJ; died ?. Among the children listed for Thomas and Hannah DODDRIDGE Atkinson (source not known) are Thomas ATKINSON, born 31 May 1737, died 1804, m. 1st Martha ____, m. 2nd Elizabeth DUPUY.
*Hunterdon county was established from Burlington County in 1714.
One Thomas ATKINSON, apparently also a miller,* was in Amelia County, Virginia by 1757, although by 1768, there may have been two since one each appear on Mr. John SCOTT'S and Col. Thomas TABB'S polls respectively (which may, howeve, signify that one Thomas ATKINSON owned land in each man's district). One of the two appears to be the Thomas ATKINSON listed above as born in 1737 (s/o Thomas and Hannah DODDRIDGE Atkinson of Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co, NJ).
*Thomas' son, Joshua, was apparently a miller based on later deeds, and according to "Old Homes and Buildings of Amelia County, Virginia," by Mary Armstrong Jefferson (date unknown), Thomas was, too:
"Mill Grove, located 2-/12 miles form Jetersville on the Jetersvill-Paineville Road in a grove of large oak trees, is the home of Reps Chafin JETER... A grist mill was on the place, but the pond fed by Flat Creek, has been dry since 1890. The mill was burned at the time of the War between the States and later rebuilt. The mill dam repeatedly caused trouble and was finally abandoned... Tilman JETER bought it in 1836 and his deed mentions the place Mill Grove... The old part of the house is supposed to have been built by a man named ATKINSON about 1750, but whether it was Joshua or his father who built it is hard to say. The newer part was built by Tilman JETER who ran this ad in the Richmond Enterprise in 1816: "Kilman JETER for boarders at Mill Grove. Very convenient to Mineral Springs in Amelia." This referred to Amelia White Sulphur Springs, one mile away, across Flat Creek."
(Amelia Co., Va., DB 6:289-291) November 3, 1757. Benjamin (X) HUBBARD of Halifax County, Virginia, to Thomas ATKINSON of Amelia, £260 for 470 acres which sd. ATKINSON is now in possession of, adjoining Thomas TABB, William MOULSON, William SOUTHALL, William FERGUSON, Richard EGGLESTON, and Richard & Hansford ANDERSON... Wits: John TABB, John BURTON, James CLARKE, Possession obtained by Thomas ATKINSON on November 3, 1757, in presence of same witnessess and consideration money paid same date. Deed proved by oaths of same witnesses and ordered to be recorded on April 27, 1758.(Extracted by Mary Gregg from Deed Book 5 and Deed Book 6, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)
A comparison of Thomas ATKINSON'S neighbors as listed in the above deed indicate that he lived very close to John and George COMBS of Flatt Creek in Amelia County, Virginia
(Amelia Co., Va. DB 7:676) August 11, 1762. Thomas ATKINSON of Amelia County to William MOULSON of Middlesex County, Virginia. £400 for 400 acres in Amelia adjoining Thomas TABB, William SOUTHALL, William FARGUSON, Richard EGGLESTON and said William MOULSON. Wits: John EGGLESTON, David ASSELIN and Thomas MUNFORD. Deed (Book 7 and Deed Book 8, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)
(Amelia Co., Va. DB 8:211) September 22, 1763. Deed. James FOSTER of Nottoway Parish, Amelia County, to Thomas ATKINSON of Raleigh Parish, Amelia County, £300 for 570 acres in Amelia County, being part of a tract purchased by John FOSTER, father of James FOSTER, from John ELLIS by deed dated June 15, 1750. Land is on the north side of Flat Creek & Ellis' fork, adjoining Robert FLEMING, Marke JACKSON, Benjamin HAWKINS and Joshua FOSTER. Wits: Richard PRINGLE, Thomas PAYNE, John FOSTER (Deed Book 7 and Deed Book 8, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)
Note that the above record places Thomas in Raleigh Parish (which remained in Amelia County), but buying land in Nottaway parish, which became Nottoway County where Thomas died in 1803. Also note that even in Nottoway, Thomas' land was still very close to the Amelia-Nottoway county line.
(Amelia Co., Va., DB 9:66) August 25, 1766. Thomas WILLIAMS and Sarah, his wife, of Amelia County to John FORSITH, £40/5/0 for 200 acres in Nottoway Parish, Amelia County, adjoining John BALDWIN, John PENDLETON, Joseph MOTTLEY, Eliza VAUGHAN and Richard CRADDOCK, formerly patented by Thomas TABB, Gent., and transferred to Thomas WILLIAMS. Wits: Thomas LOURY, John HARPER, Thomas ATKINSON and William FORSTER. Recorded November 27, 1766. Sarah, wife of Thomas Williams, relinquished dower right. (Deed Book 9, Deed Book 10 and Deed Book 11, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)
(Amelia Co., Va., DB 9:101) December 1, 1766. Joshua FOSTER of Gloucester County, Virginia, and Elizabeth his wife to Thomas ATKINSON of Amelia.. £161 for 289 acres in Amelia, part of the tract that sd. ATKINSON now lives on bounded by Robert VAUGHAN on Flatt Creek, HENDRICKS, WILLIAMS, and TABB, a new line to the creek and down the creek. Wit: James CHARTERS, John Bartholomew DUPUY Jos. MOTLEY, Jr., Anthony (+) HUNDLEY Recorded February 26, 1767 (Deed Book 9, Deed Book 10 and Deed Book 11, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)
(Amelia Co., Va., DB 9:187) July 6, 1767. Joel MEADOR of Amelia Couny to Benjamin MEADOR of same. . .witnessed by John WRIGHT, Jeremia (X) MEADOR and John (X) ADKERSON (Deed Book 9, Deed Book 10 and Deed Book 11, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)
The above John ATKINSON has not been identified. Also, because there may have been two Thomas ATKINSONS in Amelia, it is not certain that all of the above Thomas ATKINSON records are the same. Also note that Joel MEADOR may have been a Quaker; to wit: On 09 May 1743 at the Cedar Creek Monthly Friends Meeting in Caroline County, Virginia (formerly Essex), one Jason MEADOR of Caroline Co VA had property seized in lieu of fines. That same year he was fined and deprived of a horse for refusal to bear arms, and in 1747, a Joel MEADORS, s/o Jonah of Caroline was dismissed. (Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, W. W. Hinshaw, GPC, Baltimore, Reprint, 1993)
(Amelia Co., Va., DB 10:146) January 20, 1769. Nathaniel HENDRICK and Prissila, his wife, of Amelia County to David ELLINGTON of same. . .land in Amelia County on the north side of Flatt Creek adjoining Thomas ATKINSON'S land that was ELLIS', to Joseph MOTLEY'S that was TANNER'S, and Phil WILLIAMS' that was Ben HAWKINS', and is part of same tract where said ELLINGTON now lives, and the same place where said Nathaniel HENDRICK now lives. . .Wits: Joseph MOTLEY, Jr., Obadiah HENDRICK and William MULLINS. (Deed Book 9, Deed Book 10 and Deed Book 11, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey) On 15 Dec 1782, in Bedford County, VA, is the marriage bond of Lewis ADKERSON and Rebecca ELLENTON [note David above] who were married by Nathaniel SHREWSBURRY, and in 1787, an unidentified Lewis ATKERSON appears on the Nottoway Parish, Amelia County Tax List on day before Thomas ATKERSON (see below). No ATKINSONS (or var. sp.) are found in Bedford in 1787, or in Bedford Will Books A, B and C, but on 22 Sep 1800 in Bedford is found the marriage bond of a Nancy GROOMS and a Joshua ADKERSON who appears likely the son of Lewis and Rebecca, as do other ADKERSON marriages during the period 1800-1810 (based on the 1808 marriage of Thomas McCOY to Nancy ADKERSON, daughter of Lewis and Rebecca).
(Amelia Co., Va., DB 10:198) August 5, 1768. Thomas WRIGHT of Amelia to John WRIGHT of same witnessed by James FOSTER, John (X) ADKINSON, and Benjamin (X) MEADOWS. Deed Book 9, (Deed Book 10 and Deed Book 11, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)
Amelia Co., Va., DB 11:464) January 8, 1772. Robert FLEMING of Nottoway Parish, Amelia County, to John TABB of Raleigh Parish, Amelia County, land in Nottoway Parish on the upper side of Flatt Creek adjoining the lands of William JACKSON, James MITCHELL, Thomas ATKINSON, Abraham FORREST, et al. [sic mg]. . .Recorded July 23, 1772. (Deed Book 9, Deed Book 10 and Deed Book 11, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey
(Amelia Co., Va., DB 11:516) February 1, 1772. John DRINKARD of Raleigh Parish, Amelia County, to John TABB of same witnessed by Rowlett PRIDE, Thomas BROWN and Muses ATKINSON (sic-ed). Recorded April 23, 1772. Deed Book 9, Deed Book 10 and Deed Book 11, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey
Musco ATKINSON was the son of Thomas ATKINSON of Amelia (see below)
(Amelia Co., Va., DB 11:461) June 25, 1772. John TABB of Raleigh Parish, Amelia Count, to Rowlett PRIDE of Nottoway Parish, Amelia County, land adjoining Richard DEARING, William BROOKS, Abraham BEADLE, Mark JACKSON, Thomas ATKINSON and Philip WILLIAMS. No witnesses. Recorded June 25, 1772. (Deed Book 9, Deed Book 10 and Deed Book 11, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)
(Amelia Co., Va., DB 12:136) October 28, 1773. Mark (X) JACKSON of Rawleigh Parish, Amelia County, to John JACKSON of same, 200 acres in Amelia on Saylors Creek adjoining lines of James MITCHELL, Thomas ADKISON, Rowlet PRIDE, William BULLOCK and John DARBY. No witnesses. Recorded October 28, 1773. (Deed Book 12, Deed Book 13 and Deed Book 14, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)
(Amelia Co., Va., DB 13:47) September 22, 1774. Jonas (X) JORDAN [wife Winifred relinquished dower rights] of Bedford County, Virginia, to John GILLS of Amelia County. . .Witnessed by John WRIGHT and Thomas ATKINSON.. . . (Deed Book 12, Deed Book 13 and Deed Book 14, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)
25 Feb 1775 Cumberland Co, VA Marriage bond. Thomas ATKINSON and Elizabeth DUPUY. Sec. Thomas ATKINSON and James DUPIE [DUPUY]
This was the second marriage of Thomas ATKINSON. The name of his first wife is not known (other than posssibly Martha as reported above). A second source transcribes this records as:
25 Sep 1775 Cumberland Co, VA marriage bonds. Thomas ATKINSON and Elizabeth DIXON, Jer. DUPIE, Sec.
(Amelia Co., Va., DB 14:334) May 28, 1778. Thomas BEDEL of Amelia County to James SEAY of same. . .land in Amelia being 1/2 of 114 acres which were divided between James SEAY and Benjamin MEADORS, adjoining Shadrach HOLT, James SEAY, the road, William FARLIE, Charles LOVEAL and Joseph NOBLES. . . Wits: John WRIGHT and Moses ATKINSON (Deed Book 12, Deed Book 13 and Deed Book 14, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)
(Amelia Co., Va., DB 14:393) March 3, 1778. Deed. William PRIDE of Amelia County to Joshua ADKINSON of same, £650 for 325 acres in Amelia on the south side of Flat Creek beginning where FRIEND'S line crosses Tomahawk Creek, adjoining lines of FOSTER, HILL, WARD, a stump on Flat Creek near WARD'S mill pond, the mouth of Tomahawk Creek, and the creek as it meanders. Wits: Sher'd WALTON, L. HILL & John HILL. Order for recording not entered, but ADKINSON obtained possession of the land on March 3, 1778. (Deed Book 12, Deed Book 13 and Deed Book 14, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)
(Amelia Co., Va., DB 15:13) September 24, 1778. John JACKSON of Amelia to Nicholas WATERS of Hanover County, Virginia, land in Amelia on the south side of Little Solor (Saylors) Creek adjoining the lines of James MITCHELL, Thomas ATKINSON, Rowlet PRIDE, William BULLOCK and John DALBY. Wits: John DALBY, Beverley (X) FLEMING and James TURNER. Recorded October 22, 1778. (Deed Book 15, Deed Book 16 and Deed Book 17, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)
(Amelia Co., Va., DB 15:38) August 27, 1778. Nathaniel FRIEND and Salley his wife of Chesterfield County, Virginia, to Richard CRADDOCK of Amelia. . .land in Amelia adjoining Richard CRADDOCK, Richard FOSTER, John FOSTER, Joshua ATKINSON, formerly William PRIDE, Lewis VAUGHAN & Benjamin HUBBARD. Wits: Rowlett PRIDE, Wm. Cross CRADDOCK, James SCOTT, T. B. WILSON and Jesse COGBILL- (Deed Book 15, Deed Book 16 and Deed Book 17, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey) Note the witness Benjamin HUBBARD, and the fact that in ?????? 22 Dec 1778 Amelia Co, VA Marriage Bond. Milly ATKINSON (dau. of Thomas), and Benjamin OVERTON (Marriage Bonds in Amelia Co, VA)
(Amelia Co., Va., DB 15:54) February 3, 1779. Joseph GOOCH and Rachel (X) GOOCH, his wife, of Amelia County to John WARD of same witnessed by Naum (X) JOHNSON, William BLAKE, Benjamin WARD, Sher'd. WALTON, William FORD, Joshua ATKINSON and Micajah MADDERRA. Recorded - Date not entered but consideration money paid and possession obtained by WARD on February 3, 1779, in presence of Sher'd. WALTON, William FORD, Ben WARD, Micajah MADDERRA and Joshua ATKINSON. (Deed Book 15, Deed Book 16 and Deed Book 17, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)
(Amelia Co., Va., DB 15:357) May 6, 1780. Joseph MOTLEY and Martha his wife of Amelia to William BELL of same. . .land in Amelia on both sides of Flat Creek adjoining Robert VAUGHAN, Thomas ADKINSON, Benjamin OVERTON, Anthony WEBSTER and Mary JETER. . . (Deed Book 15, Deed Book 16 and Deed Book 17, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)
(Amelia Co., Va., DB 16:148) May 30, 1782. William BELL and Francis, his wife, of Amelia County to Samuel JETER of same. . .land on both sides of Flat Creek adjoining Robert VAUGHAN, Thomas ADKINSON, Benjamin OVERTON, Anthony WEBSTER and Mary JETER. . . (Deed Book 15, Deed Book 16 and Deed Book 17, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)
22 Sep 1784 (Amelia Co., Va., DB 17:69) Deed. Benjamin WARD of Raleigh Parish, Amelia County, to Joshua ATKINSON of same, £425 for 50 acres in Amelia County on both sides of Flat Creek, and including a water grist mill. Adjoining lines of said ATKINSON, Francis ANDERSON and Richard OGILBY. Wits: Sher'd. WALTON, Thomas FOWLER, William CRADDOCK, Jr., and Robert CRADDOCK. Recorded September 23, 1784 after possession obtained by ATKINSON and consideration money paid by him in the presence of same witnesses on date of deed. (Deed Book 15, Deed Book 16 and Deed Book 17, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)
Was Joshua ATKINSON a miller by trade?
(Amelia Co., Va., DB 17:345) February 22, 1786. Deed. William (X) MAYES of Amelia to John LOCKETT of same. £111.5.0 for 89 acres in Amelia County on a branch of Flat Creek adjoining lines of Sherwood WALTON and JOHNSON, the road and said branch as it meanders. Wits: William FORD, Joshua ATKINSON, William CRADDOCK, Jr., and Levi (X) DEATON Recorded March 23, 1786. (Deed Book 15, Deed Book 16 and Deed Book 17, Amelia County, Virginia. Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)
In 1787, the Amelia Co, VA Tax Lists include Thomas, Lewis and Museo [sic] ATKERSON and Joshua ADKISSON. As is documented by Thomas 1803 will (below) and other records, Joshua and Musco are Thomas' sons. Lewis has not yet been identified. At this time, Amelia consisted of two parishes: Rawleigh and Nottoway. After Nottoway County was established from Amelia in 1789, Rawleigh was still in Amelia, but Nottoway Parish became Nottoway County. In 1787 Virginia's tax collectors actually visited residences so the dates visited are important in that they identify neighborhoods. From "1787 Census of Virginia, Amelia, Nettie Schreiner-Yantis and Florence Love, Genealogical Books in Print, Springfield, VA, 1987:
Tax List A (Rawleigh Parish)
02 Apr 1787 Joshua ADKISSON was taxed for himself, Edwd. EAGLE, 5 blacks over 16, 1 black under 16, 4 horses and 14 head of cattle. Also visited this date were Frans. ANDERSON, Jr., Absolem FARMER, Gardner and Phebe MAYES, George SCOTT, Josiah SHARP, James STOTT, Washington THOMPSON, Lewwelling [Llewellin?] VAUGHAN and James WINGO, Jr.
Tax List B (Nottoway Parish)
14 Mar 1787 Lewis ATKERSON was taxed for himself, 1 horse and 5 head of cattle. Also visited on this date were Edmund BOOKER, Jr., David ELLINGTON, Peter FARLEY, William FOSTER, Aron, Edmund and James LEG, John, Nath. and Winnefred LOCKETT, John NOBLES, James and Thomas SEAY, Ann WRAY and Thomas WRIGHT.
15 Mar 1787 Thomas ATKERSON was taxed for himself, 9 blacks over 16, 11 blacks under 16, 6 head of horses, and 41 head of cattle. Also visited on this date were Augustin, John and Thomas BEEDLE, John BOLTON, Willoiam BROOKS, John CHUMLEY, Jeremiah COMPTOIN, William DEAREN [DEARING?], John FLEMING, Obadiah JACKSON, Charles LOVELL, Eliza and William MITCHELL, Tiry ONEIL, Benja. OVERTON and John WILLIAMS.
31 Mar 1787 Museo [sic] ATKERSON taxed for himself, 3 blacks over 16, 4 blacks under 16, 3 horses and 15 head of cattle. Also visited on this date were Samuel and William BALDWIN, Thomas BEEDLE, James COOK, William CRADDOCK, Jr., Peter DUPUY, John FOSTER, Edward HUDSON, Ashly, Benja. and Gerrard JOHNSON, Covington and William SMITH.
24 May 1787 Amelia Co, VA Marriage Bond. Elizabeth ATKINSON and Henry ESTES (Marriage Bonds in Amelia Co, VA)
15 Mar 1803-2 Feb 1804 Nottoway Co, VA Will of Thomas ATKINSON. Wife Elizabeth, grandsons, Richard and Joshua, sons of Musco ATKINSON and Elizabeth ATKINSON. Son John, after wife's death, 453 acres "on which I now live." Dau. Patty [Martha?] McGEHEE, son Joshua. Dau. Milly [Mildred?] WESTON, Betsy ESTIS. Four grandchildren: Thomas, Moses, Elizabeth and Susanna OVERTON [orphans of Benjamin by another record]. Son John ATKINSON and Henry WESTON, Exors.
Initially, it was the fact that Thomas named a son Musco (see Salvatore MUSCOE of Essex above), together with the numerous Essex to Amelia migrations, that led to speculation that this family was kin to the Essex Co, VA family, but the source is still not known for Thomas of Amelia having been the son of Thomas of Amwell and/or grandson of Timothy of New Castle, Salem, Essex and Somerset. Joshua ATKINSON, s/o Thomas, was born ca 1755 according to his 1833 Adair Co, KY pension application, which states that he enlisted in the Revolutionary War in Amelia County, Virginia.
Additional records of possible interest at this time include:
Essex County, Virginia
04 Sep 1703 Essex Co, VA Wills and Deeds, Records, 1703-1706, p. 93. Inventory of the estate of Charles ATKINSON, dec'd, taken 4th September 1703 by Thomas PHILLIPS and Ann his wife, she widow and relict of said ATKINSON. (Extracted from Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol II, Beverly Fleet, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, 1988, p. 99)
11 Oct 1704 Essex Co, VA Wills and Deeds, Records, 1703-1706, p. 93. Bond. Tho. GREGSON as admr of Charles ADKINSON. Edw. GOULDMAN, Salvatore MUSCOE. Wit: Richd. COVINGTON, John HAWKINS (Extracted from Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol II, Beverly Fleet, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, 1988, p. 56) SW: Charles ATKINSON, Edward GOULDMAN, Richard COVINGTON
7 Nov 1704 Essex Co, VA Wills and Deeds, Records, 1703-1706, p. 93. Inv. of est. of Charles ATKINSON, dec'd, taken 7 Nov 1704 in obedience of court order dated 11 Oct 1704. Totals L 60.08.08. s/John HAWKINS, Edward ROWZA, John x WILLIAMS. Submitted by Thos. GREGSON and sworn before Ro. BROOKE. (Extracted from Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol II, Beverly Fleet, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, 1988, p. 113)
10 Nov 1704 Essex Co, VA Wills and Deeds, Records, 1703-1706, p. 59. Bond. L20 Sterling. Nicho COPELAND as guardian of Jno. ADKINSON, orphan. s/Nicho. COPELAND, Fra:SMITH. Wits: Salvatore MUSCOE, James EDMONDSON (Extracted from Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol II, Beverly Fleet, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, 1988, p. 113)
01 Feb 1704/05 Essex Co, VA Wills and Deeds, Records, 1703-1706, p. 115. Attachment against estate of Thomas PHILLIPS "who hath lateley absented himself out of this county" for debt of 1924 pounds of tobacco due Thomas GREGSON. Order signed by Benja. MOSELEY. Executed by Salvatore MUSCOE subvier of County Ess. (Extracted from Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol II, Beverly Fleet, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, 1988, p. 99)
11 Feb 1713/14 Essex County Wills and Deeds, 1711-1714, p. 195. Award. John BOUGHTON, John HAWKINS and Samuel STALLARD. There is no cause for action in suit depending in Essex court between Capt. Lawrence SMITH of York Co. of one part and John WILLARD and Ann PHILLIPS of Essex Co. of the other part, concerning land in Essex. Lawrence SMITH represented by Augustine SMITH his attorney. This land adjacent that of Mr. Daniel GAINES and Peter CORNWELL, Cattail branch, a corner tree of PAIN, PAGE and CORNWELL, Job SPEARMAN and John WILLARD. (Extracted from from Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol II, Beverly Fleet, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, 1988, p. 27) SW: PAYNE
Per Researcher Benjamin T. Sharp, Charles ATKINSON, whose wife, Ann, was nee COPELAND, first appears in records of Old Rappa in 1688, with the above-named John ADKINSON probably his son, and possibly also a son named Charles (One Nicholas COPELAND is found in the records of Old Rappa County, VA with Archdale COMBS I as early as 1666).
On 6 Feb 1688 (Old Rappa DB 8:111), Charles [ his mark] ATKINSON and Arthur FORBES witnessed a deed from Humphrey BOOTH of Rappa to Samuel GRIFFIN (GRIFFING), Shipwright of Rappa, for 22 lbs. sterling and a boat "twelve foot by the keel" one island (80 acres) lying on the south side of the Rappa River situated before the plantation of Capt. BOOTH, deceased (Humphrey BOOTH, Jr. was the s/o Humphrey and Margaret UNDERWOOD, Booth, Sr., the latter the sister of Col. Wm. UNDERWOOD). On 4 Jun 1690 (Old Rappa DB 8:159) Samuel GRIFFIN and Mary his wife, shipwright of Rappa, for a consideration of 15 pds., grant to James FULLERTON, 200 acres formerly owned by James FULLERTON deceased, which he bequeathed to his daughter, Mary GRIFFIN, wife of Samuel GRIFFIN, who binds himself to the aforesaid James FULLERTON, Junr. in the just sum of 150 pds. sterling. s/Samuel [S his mark] GRIFFIN. Mary [+] GRIFFIN. Wits: James BAUGHAN, Richard COVINGTON. REc. 4 Jun 1690. On 5 Feb 1691 a judgment was awarded Capt. Arthur SPICER against estate of Charles ATKINSON (Old Rappa Orders, 1689-92, p. 244), and a Charles ADKINSON is listed as transport on the 2 May 1705 Virginia land patent of 2000 acres in Essex and King and Queen counties of James BOUGHAN, Jr. and John BOUGHAN. On 20 Oct 1668, Mr. Henry WOODNUT listed a Tho. ATKINSON as transport in his patent of 1062 acres in Rappa County on the south side of the Rappa River, and the 24 Apr 1703 patent of Mr. Harry BEVERLY for 750 acres in St. Mary's Parish, Essex, included a James ATKINSON as transport. Thomas GREGSON of St. Anne's, Essex, died testate (Dec 1704-Jan 1705/6), without issue, naming his wife, Anne, and numerous individuals, including neighbor, Ellenor PARKER, widow, also of St. Anne's, and a Thomas PARKER, land purchased of Jane BUTLER [widow of John]. (Essex Records, Fleet). Elinor PARKER, widow of Essex, was the mother of Robert PARKER (h/o Margaret) per 7-8 Nov 1711 Essex wills and deeds, 1711-1714, p. 5.
Essex Co, VA Wills and Deeds, 1714-1717. p. 377. Samuel PROSSER of St. M.'s parish to Joseph THROWHERE (also TROWHERE), taylor, of same par., 214 a. in St. Maries Parish on Peumansend Swamp and on a branch of Golden Vale Swamp, s/ Sam'll PROSSER, Wit: Gabriel LONG, Richard BUCKNER, Eliz. BUCKNER. (Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Beverly Fleet, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, 1988) [nb: Not extracted: Several add'l earlier deeds for land Samuel PROSSER sold to Joseph TROWHERE, etc.]
Somerset County, Maryland
26th July, 1712 - 20th Aug., 1712. Will of George GALE, Somerset Co., MD. To wife Betty, 1/3 of personal estate, and joint ex., together with brother Matthew, of Grt. Britain. To child., --, residue of estate, real and personal, when young. is 18 yrs. of age; they to be brought up by Protestants. Test: Robert CATHERWOOD, Esther DENWOOD, Jr., Sam'l WORTHINGTON. (13.438. Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 3, page 229)
The above George GALE and his wife, Betty DENWOOD (daughter of Levin), were the parents of Levin GALE, executor of the 1736 Somerset will of Timothy ATKINSON. George GALE may have been the same who was earlier of Whitehaven, Cumberland County, England, and the second husband of Mildred WARNER, widow of Lawrence WASHINGTON of Westmoreland County, Virginia (Augustine Washington Biography). If this is the same George GALE, it may be significant that, of Mildred WARNER Washington (Gale)'s two sons: (1) the 1741 Stafford County will of John WASHINGTON was witnessed by a Thomas ATKINSON, and (2) Augustine WASHINGTON married Jane BUTLER, daughter of Caleb BUTLER of Westmoreland County, Virginia, and his wife, Mary FOXHALL, daughter of John FOXHALL, Sr. (whose grandson, John ELLIOTT, in 1710 leased to Timothy ATKINSON his interest in Foxhall's mill).
14th Feb., 1710-11 - 5th Aug., 1713. Will of Nehemiah COVINGTON, Somerset Co., MD.To wife Rebecca, dwelling plantation, 450 A. in 2 tracts, "Covington's Vineyard" and "Covington's Comfort" during life; also, residue of personalty, which, at her decease, is to be divided among son Levin, dau. Sarah LLOYD, daus. Eliza: WAILS and dau. Eliza: COVINGTON. Should differences arise in division of estate, it to be settled by brother Levin DENWOOD, brother Thos. HICKS, cous. Geo. GALE and Samuel WORTHINGTON. To son Levin and hrs., plantation at decease of wife, also 512 A., "Covington's Chance" in Dorchester Co. To dau. Eliza: WAILES and hrs., 420 A., "Collins Adventure." To dau. Priscilla (Covington) and hrs., 500 A., "Collins Adventure." Should either dau. afsd. die without issue, survivor to inherit deceased's portion. 200 A., "Snow Hill," to be sold and proceeds to be given to Maj.-Gen. Edward LLOYD, for benefit of his son, testator's grandson, Philemon LLOYD, Jr. Test: Thos. DASHIELL, Timothy MEHAWN, Michael Geo. DONWES. (13. 549) By codicil, testator's lands devised to son Levin and daus. Eliza: and Priscilla are given them in fee simple. (Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 3, pages 245-246) SW: WALES, DOWNES
Although Covingtons appear in the records of both Timothy and Charles ATKINSON in Essex County, Virginia, it is not yet known if they may have been kin to Nehemiah COVINGTON (whose wife, Rebecca, was the sister of Betty DENWOOD Gale).
- Aug., 1724; 21st Sept., 1724. Will of Esther DENWOOD, Somerset Co., MD. To dau. Esther KING, use of £40 from estate; at her decease, to her 4 child., viz. Arthur, Planer, Jesse and Priscilla KING. To son John, personalty, on condition that he pay to son Thomas at age of 21 yrs. £50. To grandson Levin and cousins Richard HILL and Levin GALE, £10 each. To dau. Priscilla GILLIS, £50, pt. thereof to be divided at her decease bet. her son and dau. Levin and Betty GILLIS and her unborn child. To daus. Betty and Mary and son George, £50 each. Sons Thomas and George to be kept at school until 15 yrs. of age. Cousin Richard HILL to have tuition and charge of son Thomas, and son Thomas GILLIS charge of son George. Sister Betty GALE tuition and guardianship of dau. Mary until 21 yrs. of age or marriage. Shd. sd. sister not live so long, cousin Levin GALE to have charge of her. To sons Thomas and George, residue of estate equally. Exs.: Sons John DENWOOD and Thomas GILLIS and cousin Levin GALE. Test: Joseph GILLIS, William RUTTER, Bridget PHILLIPS. (18, 334. Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 5)
21st April, 1725; 9th May, 1726. Will of Levin DENWOOD, Somerset Co., MD. To dau. Betty GALE and hrs., 1100 A. dwelling plantation "Hack Land," on Manny Ck.; "Stony Ridge" adj., and all other lands adjacent to either of sd. tracts; and ½ of lands on or near The Upper Straights, Dorchester Co. To grandsons Thomas and George and their hrs., other ½ lands on or nr. The Upper Straights. To sisters Sarah HICKS and Rebecca COVINGTON, 1 guinea each. To dau. Betty GALE and Elizabeth WATERS, £15 to be disposed of among Friends; also 1 A. bet. Wiccocomico and Mauny, where the Quaker Meeting House stands, with the Meeting House to be kept for that purpose. To Martha and Mary and their hrs., 2 daus. of cousin Levin WOOLFORD, 2 tracts bet. Rock Ck. and the Devils Island (bou. with late bro.-in-law WOOLFORD). To Thomas HILL and hrs., tract in The Forrest bou. of testator by James HILL, late of afsd. Co., and not conveyed to him in his life time. To grandsons Thomas and George DENWOOD and their hrs., plan. on Manocan where son Arthur lived, with all other lands adj. and share of Forest land not before disposed of. To daus. Betty GALE and Mary HILL each and their hrs., 1/3 of residue of estate. To grandchildren Thomas, George, Betty and Mary DENWOOD, Esther KING and Priscilla GILLIS and great-grandchild Levin DENWOOD (if he shall live to age of 18) and their hrs., £100, and 1/3 residue of estate equally. Exs.: Dau. Betty GALE and grandson Levin GALE. Test: Richard WATERS, John BACON, Mark NOBLE, Abigail WATERS. (18, 507. Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 5)
The Denwoods may also have had ties to Old Rappa Co, Va. In 1646, a Northampton Co, VA land patent of John BROWN was described as "Lyeing at Nutsawattocke Cr. NW upon Levinge DENWOOD. For trans. of 4 pers: John BROWN, Ursula his wife, Robert SALISBURY, Symon SMITH. (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. I:163, PB2:67). Ursula BROWN, widow of John, had married Capt. Alexander FLEMING of Old Rappa Co, VA by 14 Feb 1665/5 according to a Rappa deed by her son, Thomas BROWNE of Accomack (Old Rappa. Deeds & Wills No. 1:83-5), the land described as that formerly patentted to William YARRIT [a Quaker] and then to William SMART. This land was adjacent to the Underwood tracts, and later sold by FLEMING to John BARROW of UNDERWOOD records. Alexander FLEMING and John WASHINGTON (father of Lawrence who married Mildred WARNER) were the co-executors of Col. William UNDERWOOD'S will (not extant, probably proved ca 1662).
15th Apr., 1727 - 31st May, 1736. Will of Betty GALE, Somerset Co., MD. To son Levin and hrs., "Father's Care" on Wiccocomico Ck. and R., and some lands purchased contiguous to some lands deceased husband, George GALE, bou. of James and John SPENCE. To sons Levin, George, John and Mathias, exs., and their hrs., residue of estate. Test: Thomas GILLIS, Henry BALLARD, Joseph GILLIS. (Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 7, 21. 600)
5th March, 1729 - 22nd April, 1729. Will of Westcot (Wescot, Wescoott) GRAY, planter, Somerset Co., MD. To wife Mary, dwell. plan. during widowhood and personalty. To dau. Sarah, personalty; she dying without issue, to pass to dau. Rebecca. To son Joseph, "Mound Hope" (Wm. FREEMON to alienate sd. tract), and £10 at age of 20; shd. sd. son leave his mother, to live with Angelo ATKINSON. To son William and hrs., pt. of "Greens Chance," bet. Mr. ALLEN'S and dwelling. To Francis ALLEN and hrs., residue of afsd. land. To Rebecca, Mary and William, residue of personalty. Overseers: John SCOTT and Robert MITCHELL. Test: Robert MITCHELL, John ATKINSON, Cor. DICKESON. Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 6, 19, 719) SW: Cornelius DICKINSON, FREEMAN, DICKINSON
5th Jan., 1732; 20th June, 1733. Will of Thomas GRAY, planter, Somerset Co., MD. To son Solomon and hrs., 250 A. "Moorfields", 100 A. "Labour" excepting tract sold Mr. ALLEN, wife Mary to have use of afsd. plantation during widowhood; and personalty. To dau. Mary and hrs., 100 A. "Gray's Purchase" in Perehawkin; and personalty. To daus. Jean, Rachel, Jemima and Sarah and dau. Elisth. TOWNSEND, personalty. To 3 children Solomon, Mary and Jemima residue of estate. Wife Mary extx. Test: John SCOTT, Samuel ATKINSON, Edward DICKENSON (DICKESON), John SHELDON. Codicil: To Francis ALLEN all that tract for which sd. ALLEN has bond, lying bet. Mr. ALLEN'S plantation and Samuel ATKINSON'S. Test: John SCOTT, Charles TOWNSEND, Edward DICKENSON, John SHELDON. (Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 7 , 20. 688.)
16th Feb., 1742 - 24th April, 1744. Will of Levin GALE, Somerset Co., MD. To bro. Matt and hrs., land near White Haventown which testator bought from Thomas WALKER and "Privilege" adjoining. He paying to testator's estate the purchase price. To Day SCOTT and hrs. part of "Apam" land formerly called "Content" and lying adjacent to land devised to Rachel HOWE, wife of Daniel CORDY, by Col. EVANS and formerly belonging to Edmond DAY. To bros. George and Matt and their wives, personalty. To poor widows of county £20. To dau. Leah, residue of estate, real and personal. Testator leaves his dau. under the guardianship of his three bros. until she reaches 21 or marries. She not to marry anyone without the consent of the bros. afsd. Exs.: George, John and Mat, and dau. Leah. Test: Hester Ann HUDSON, Patrick STEWART, Henry WANCHOPE. (23. 455) Note: May 3, 1744, George refuses his executorship. (Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 8) SW: WAUGHOP
Also possibly significant is a Thomas ATKINSON, Quaker, found in Talbot County, Maryland, in 1739:
26th Jan., 1739 - 29th Feb., 1739. Will of James HARVIE, planter, Talbot Co., MD. To wife Elizabeth, extx., 100 A. "Abraham's Lott." At her death or remarriage to pass to son James and hrs., also 1/3 personal estate. To 9 child. viz., James, William, Thomas, John, Elizabeth, Mary, Rachel, Sarah, residue of estate. Overseers: Thomas ATKINSON, Robert HARWOOD (Quaker). Test: George PROUSE, William OXENHAM, Robert HARWOOD. (22. 167. Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 8)
This may have been the Thomas ATKINSON, age 41 in 1731 (born ca 1690), who affirmed (rather than swore, thus a Quaker) in Talbot Co, MD (Maryland Deponents...). Maryland State Archives Index to Marriages (direct and implied) includes a Thomas ATKINSON of Kent Co, MD who had died by by 26 Feb 1750, leaving his widow Elizabeth as extx. (MDAD 31:7). Also note that a Thomas HARVEY (not researched) was also a witness in Essex County, Virginia.
Burlington County, New Jersey
25 May 1687 John SHINN, senior, and 23 others, proprietors of several undivided shares of land in West Jersey, to Thomas BUDD, for 15,000 acres, to be bought from the Indians; grantee to pay the debts of the Province of West Jersey, according to Act of General Assembly of 1687.--Liber B, ff. 150, 231. ("New Jersey Historical Society. New Jersey Biographical and Genealogical Notes from the Volumes of the New Jersey Archives. Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Historical Society, 1916)
6 Sep 1686 Eleazer FENTON to John SHINN, senior, both of Birch Creek, yeomen, for his share (1-16) in the First Tenth.--Liber B, f. 247. (ibid.) [Note FENTON of Somerset MD]
1686, 3, 9. Burlington Monthly Friends Meeting, New Jersey. William ATKINSON, Burch Creek, N. J., married Elizabeth CURTISS, dt Thomas, Burlington, at Burlington Meeting (Burlington Monthly Friends Meeting, N. J., Minutes and Marriage Records, Page 194, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy: Philadelphia, Hinshaw)
14 Dec 1687 John SHINN, senior, of Springfield Lodge, Burlington Co., wheelwright, to John CROSBY of the same place, millwright, and wife Mary, daughter of said SHINN, for 150 acres, near Bearch [Birch] Creek.--Liber B, f. 168 (ibid.)
10 Apr 1693 John SHINN of Springfield Lodge [Burlington County, NJ], wheelwright, to his son-in-law, Thomas ATKINSON, and wife Sarah, for 195 acres in Burlington County.--Liber B, f. 582. (ibid.)
7 Apr 1698 - 19 Apr 1698 Philadelphia Co, PA Will Book A:399 Will of Thomas CROSSE. Legacies to Thomas KENDALL and Joseph ADAMS for the use "of our Meeting at Burlington;" daughter-in-law Abigail; sons-in-law Jonathan and Thomas CURTIS, and to the children (names not given) of William ATKINSON. Executors: George DEACON and Daniel LEEDS, who also receive legacies. Witness William ATKINSON (The original will is filed at Trenton, N.J. - (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1819)
11 Jan 1711/12 - 20 Feb 1711/12 Will of John SHINN, senior, of Springfield, names son (sic) Thomas ATKESON and wife Sarah, son-in-law Richard FENIMORE and wife Mary, grandchild Mary CROSBY, an idiot, sons John, James, son-in-law Joshua OWEIN [OWEN] and wife Martha, grandson Thomas SHINN; wife mentioned, but not by name. Dated Jan. 11, 1711-12. Proved Feb. 20, 1711-12.--W. J. Wills, Liber 1, f. 337. ("New Jersey Historical Society. New Jersey Biographical and Genealogical Notes from the Volumes of the New Jersey Archives. Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Historical Society, 1916)
According to this source, which includes no additional information regarding Thomas and Sarah SHINN ATKINSON, "John SHINN was among the early English settlers of Burlington, coming over about 1678, or within a few years thereafter.--Smith's N. J., 109. His name is appended to a Testimony of the Burlington Monthly Meeting, 7th of 12th mo. 1680 (March 7, 1681).--Friends in Burlington, by Amelia Mott Gummere, 21."
21 Mar 1752 - March 18, 1755 Will of Thomas ALLINSON, blacksmith of Bridgetown (now Mt. Holly), Burlington County, NJ. Names wife Mary, daughter Elizabeth, an expected child, and brothers Peter, Jacob, Joseph and Samuel ALLINSON. Executors--friend Thos. ATKINSON, miller, wife Mary ALLINSON. Witnesses--Henry PAXSON, Benj. BISPHAM, Thos. LAURENCE. (Liber No. 8 of Wills, f. 39) ("New Jersey Biographical and Genealogical Notes from the Volumes of the New Jersey Archives," New Jersey Historical Society, Trenton, NJ, 1916)
Notes: According to "New Jersey Notes...," Thomas ALLINSON (s/o Joseph and Elizabeth SCATTERGOOD Allinson) born 11 mo 29, 1721-2; died Jan. 12, 1754; married 4 mo. 3, 1745 (2nd pass Burlington Friends Meeting), Mary SHINN, born 10 m. 23, 1727 (gd/o above Joseph SHINN, Sr., and d/o Thomas SHINN and Martha EARL, who m 1718). Mary SHINN Allinson m 2nd James CLOTHIER or CLOATHER, and was named in the wills of both her ALLINSON parents-in-law. Co-executor Thomas ATKINSON has not yet been identified, but seems likely to have been closely related to (same as? son of?) Thomas and Sarah SHINN ATKINSON.
15 Oct 1757 Will of Thomas ATKINSON, Sr. of Northampton, Burlington County, miller. Wife: Hannah. Children: Thomas, Rebekah, Hester and Hannah. Gristmill and land in Bridgetown. Other real and pers. estate, incl. negroes. Exors: Henry COOPER and Edward TONKIN. Wits: Zachariah ROSSELL, Jr., Thos. REYNOLDS, Thos. LOWRANCE. Proved 10 Dec 1757. Lib 8, p. 497. Inv. 1757. (NJ Calendar of Wills, Vol. ?, p. ?)
This appears to be the same Thomas ATKINSON, miller, who was co-executor of Thomas ALLINSON's will. Although his wife was named Hannah, he is clearly not the Thomas who died in 1789 (source for which still unknown), and has no apparent Huntingdon County connections.
Middlesex County, New Jersey
11 Jun 1740 Will of Ann GOSNEY of Woodbridge, Middlesex County, gentlewoman; children: John and Thomas ATKINSON, Sarah, Hannah, Mary and Elizabeth. Susanna and Rachel ATKINSON, daughters of son, John; Ann, daughter of son, Thomas; Grandson Timothy ATKINSON, large unbound bible. Apprentice: Rebecca DEAN. Real and personal estate. Friends Meeting House: L5. Exors: Son Thomas, William BRITAIN and Nathaniel FITZRANDOLPH, smith. Wits: John BLOOMFIELD, Phillip DODDRIDGE and Jonathon TOMS. Proved 13 Jan 1740/1. Lib C, page 375. (NJ Calendar of Wills, Vol. II, p. 202)
Although this family includes a grandson, Timothy, a Phillip DODRIDGE witness and makes mention of the Quakers (as did the Levin DENWOOD will in Somerset, MD), the mother's name is not Josephine (source for which still unknown), and the only other GOSNEY in this source was a John who died circa 1731, too early for Ann to have been the widow of Timothy of Somerset. From "Record of marriages, births and deaths transcribed literally from Liber A." [Of Woodbridge Town Records] and "List of Births, Marriages, and Deaths in Liber B," "This is to Certify all whome it may Concern that Phillip DODRIDGE and Frances MOORE was Lawfully Married October ye 15th 1696. Pr Me Simonem SMITH Chaplain to his Majesties Forces in New York in America."
New Castle County, Delware (then Pennsylvania)
4 Feb 1687/88 Newark Friends* Monthly Meeting, Mans Minutes. Cornelius EMPSON and George HARLAND [of New Castle, Delaware] were appointed to look into the "Clearness from others" and to give a certificate to Henry HOLLINGWORTH to marry Lydia ATKINSON of Ireland. On 22 Aug 1688 in the Parish of Sligo, County of Armagh, Ireland, Henry HOLLINGSWORTH married Lydia ATKINSON. ("Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750," by Albert Cooke Myers)
*In 1687, Valentine HOLLINGSWORTH (father of Henry) gave “unto ffriends for a burying place half an Acre of land for yt purpose.” A meeting-house was afterward built on this plot and the meeting known as Newark, from the name of the plantation, which in the original survey was called “New Worke.” (Myers) The Newark [New Work] Meeting was in Brandywine Hundred, just north of Shellpot Creek, at what is now known as Carcroft(Delaware Historical Events by Edward W. Cooch. Page 62).
1689-90. Nathaniel CARTMILL and Timothy ATKINSON were each granted 200 acres of land in the Manor of Rockland, New Castle County, at a rent of one penny per acre, "being unwilling such good Husbandman should leave the Government" (Minutes of the Board of Property, Penn'a Archives, 2d Series, XIX., 25).
24 Sep 1691 - 5 Nov 1695 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Will Book A:329. Will of William LESTER of the Manor of Rockland, New Castle Co. [Delaware]. Legacy to kinsman George LESTER; friend Dorothy CARTWELL [sic]; cousin Peter LESTER. Friends Jacob CHANDLER and Valentin HOLLINGSWORTH. Daughter Mary HUNT. He gives Joan RICHARDSON'S estate left him to Henry HOLLINGSWORTH and George ROBINSON. Overseers and Executors: Valentin HOLLINGSWORTH, Jacob CHANDLER and Henry HOLLINGSWORTH. (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1819)
1695 New Castle Co, Delaware Records, Vol. 2, p. 217. Timothy ATKINSON to Thomas BABB 100 acre tract (Delaware Quaker Records: New Castle County, Herbert Standing, Wilmington Society of Friends, 1969)
30 Nov 1702 New Castle County, Delaware Records. Timothy ATKINSON of the Province of West Jersey to Thomas BABB, 220 [sic] acre tract in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle County, DE. (ibid.)
Other than the above, no further records for Timothy ATKINSON, next found in the records of Salem County, New Jersey, then termed "West Jersies," have been located in Delaware as yet. Of those named above:
- Henry HOLLINGSWORTH (s/o Valentine who had come to New Castle
in 1682) was born 9-7-1658 in BELLaniskerannel, Parish of Legoe, County Armagh,
Ireland; died 2-3-1721, Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland. He had immigrated to
Philadelphia in 1683 where he indentured to Robert TURNER for two years. ("Immigration
of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750," by Albert Cooke Myers, page
101), but was apparently residing in New Castle by 1687 ("Henry HOLLINGSWORTH
& Cornelius EMPSON were appointed by Newark MM to investigate the condition
of the Mtg at White Clay Creek, 10- ?-1687" -J. Adge - Stewart--Descendants
of Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr., p 2-A) He returned to New Castle soon after
his marriage, as he and his wife, Lydia, appear in the Mar 1, 1689 minutes of
the Newark Friends meeting. was a member of the Provincial Assembly 1695, was
deputy surveyor in Chester County for a number of years. He resided in Chester
in 1695, and in 1700 and after, was Clerk of Courts and Coroner of Chester Co.
He removed to Elkton, MD ca 1712 & was appointed surveyor of Cecil Co. (Delaware
Quaker Records: New Castle County, Herbert Standing, Wilmington Society of Friends,
- According to "Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania 1682-1750," Nathaniel CARTMILL and wife Dorothy came from Ireland to Pennsylvania, in 1685 and settled within the limits of Newark Monthly Meeting. They had at least two children: Martin, b. 1 Mo. 19, 1685, at sea on the voyage from Ireland; and Thomas, b. 2 Mo. 29, 1689, disowned 12 Mo. 4, 1715, for marriage out of Society (Records of Newark Mo. Mtg.). Nathaniel and Dorothy CARTMILL (CARTMELL) may have been earlier of Rawcliffe, Lancaster, England, based on the 1727 will of John CARTMELL and the 1744 will of his son, Thomas, both of Rawcliffe (Cartmill's Clearing House, Deeds and Wills)
- Thomas BABB, Sr., died 1751, New Castle, married (1) Bathsheba HUSSY, d/o John HUSSEY (1707 New Castle will of John HUSSY, Book B:137), formerly of Hampton, New Hampshire ; (2) 3-25-1720, New Castle, Delaware, Elizabeth CONNAWAY, widow of Charles BOOTH of Middletown Twp, d/o of Thomas & Mary HOLLINGSWORTH Connaway and niece of Henry and Lydia ATKINSON Holloway. According to Delaware Quaker Records..., he was the son of Phillip and Mary BABB of Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire, was indentured in April 1675 to Henry GREENE of Hampton, New Hampshire, and had an account with "Philip ENGLISH, Salem merchant" through 1685.
Note: This report includes initial findings only. More data will be added shortly.
Also note: Jack Mount also has a Combs line: Thomas and Keziah LIMING Combs of Upper Freehold Twp., Monmouth Co, NJ.
As shown by the above records and those of Underwood's (Foxhall's) Mill, William GRIFFIN was still residing in Salem County, New Jersey at the time he purchased Timothy ATKINSON's share in the mill. That he removed to Richmond County, Virginia, is also indicated, although little additional about him, including when he sold the mill (apparently to Paul MICOU) has beeen located as yet. There were at least two, and possibly three GRIFFIN/GRIFFITH families in Old Rappahannock/Richmond Counties, Virginia, and it appears remotely possible that William GRIFFIN of Salem was perhaps kin to GRIFFINS already in the area. Note that some or all of these William GRIFFIN of Richmond records below are not William of Salem.
Mar 1713 Richmond Co, VA Deed Book 6:55 Marriage Lycence of William GRIFFIN and Ann BURGAR.
5 Oct 1715 Richmond Co, VA DB6:80-81 John WELLS of Sittingbourne, Richmond County, VA to William GRIFFIN of same, Carpenter. Consideration: 3,000 lbs. tobacco. Land bequeathed by William SERGEANT deced to Rebecca WELLS, daughter of Barnaby WELLS, who dying in her minority without issue, sd. land descended to John WELLS being brother "in the whole blood" to sd. Rebecca WELLS as per will of sd. William SERGEANT, dated 15 Feb 1682. s/John WELLS. Wits: Thomas [his marke] RICHARDSON, Matthew [his marke MB] BEAN. Ack. same date.
1 May 1716 Richmond Co, VA DB7:120-123 John CHAMP of Sittingbourne, Richmond County, VA to Edward BARROW of Southfarnum, Richmond. 50 acres north side Rappa about a mile below CHARLES "his Cliff" ... to the line of William GRIFFIN... part of tract of 200 acres granted to Capt. John WEIR patent dated 26 Jun 1663, sold by James ORCHARD and Mary his wife to James HARRISON who sold to James BRECHIN, Clerk, who sold to sd. CHAMP. s/John CHAMP. Wit: Tho: HENMAN, Samll. GODWIN. 2 May 1716 ack. by CHAMP. Conside 40 pds.
14 Apr 1723 - 4 Mar 1723/24 Richmond Wills p. 230. Will of Henry RAVNELL. Godson William GRIFFIN; William GRIFFIN, my godson's father to be ex. Wits: Thomas CLAYTON, Richard CLAXTON, Anne GRIFFIN. (Richmond Wills, Headley)
(Old Rappa. Records, 1677-1682, Part 1:123). 7 Oct 1673. Cornelius WOOD of Rappae. doe for a valuable cons… to Lewis FLOYD 200 A on S side of Rappae. River between lands of Mrs. Bethlehem GILLSON & James COGHILL being pte of a tract of 560 A surveyed for Mr. White CLARK now the land of Cornelius WOOD as will be made more appear in a Patent lately granted to sd Lewis for 200 A on upper part of tract of 560 A surveyed for Mr. White CLARK now the land of Cornelius WOOD as will be made more appear in a Patent lately granted sd Lewis for 200 A on the upper part of said land between the 2nd & 3rd corner of a Certaine Path coming from Potobago Towne runing cross the land being on the West side of the said land. S/Cornelius WOOD; Wits: Lawrence WASHINGTON, Wm: [M] GRIFFIN. Rec. 4 Mar 1673/4. (Sparacio)
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