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

Valentine Allen

Male Bef 1622 - Aft 1694  (> 73 years)


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  • Name Valentine Allen 
    Born Bef 1622  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft Jun 1694  Occupacia, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I030306  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2018 

    Family ID F18450  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Page,   b. Abt 1630, Harrow, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1694, Occupacia, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married Abt 1646  Occupacia, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susannah Allen,   b. Abt 1646, Occupacia, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1687 and 1736, Bristol Parish, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
     2. Valentine Allen,   b. Abt 1654, Occupacia, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1678, Occupacia, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
     3. Christian Allen,   b. Abt 1661, Occupacia, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1730, Sittenbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     4. Judith Allen,   b. Abt 1669, Occupacia, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Samuel Allen,   b. Bef 1672, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 10 Jun 1693, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 21 years)
     6. Mary Allen,   b. Bef 1673, Occupacia, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1690, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 19 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F17573  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:tqQJBErtzpIJ:www.vawterfamily.org/Geor gine/GJ%2520Part%25201.pdf+%22john+williams%22,+%22thomas+ayres%22,+%22ess ex+county,+virginia%22&hl=en
      URL title: Arrival in the Virginia Colony
      Note:
      Court Records 1695-1697 deed pg. 52-53. Dated 1 Aug 1696.
      WILLIAM BROWNE together with Elizabeth my wife of Essex County, for hearty love and affection do bear unto James Landrum and Mary his Wife, my beloved Daughter, give unto the sd. James Landrum & Mary and their heirs, 100 A. of Land being part of a parcell of Land containing 450 Acres, taken out of a tract of Land containing 3075 acres granted by Patent to Thomas Page, Wm. Hodgson & Samuell Welding and accrewing due unto ye sd. Tho. Page by Survivourship, ye sd 450 Acres being ½ part of what sd Thomas Page left at his decease to his Daughter, ye Wife of Vallentin Allen.
      The 100 acres being in County of Essex on So. side of Rappa. River back in ye Woods, and beginning near ye head of a small Branch that falleth into Barchen Swamp at 3 marked Maple trees corner tree to a parcell of land sold by Richard Dyson (Note: first husband of Christian Allen, dau. of Valentine) unto James Bolware and extending then So. 160 perches along a line of Land of Bolwares to 3 marked red oak Saplings by a white Oake and ye same course 15 foot farther. Thence West to an angle of 3 marked Pokickoreys and ½ perch farther, thence NW to a small red Oake to a line of JOHN WILLIAMS. Thence SE to first marked Maples. Sale for one good sound Ear of Indian Corn. Wit: Tho. Parker, Sr., Barth. Vawter, JNO. WILLIAMS. Recorded 19 Aug 1696. (Note: John Williams gave land to Henry Hudson, son of William Hudson as deed of gift. We do not know his connection to the family. Also the above land was purchased later by John Vawter and is land on or near the Vauter'sChurch) Essex Co.
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      PAGE, THOMAS. 10 March, 1676-20 May, 1676. Eldest daughter Elizabeth West; Mary, eldest daughter of Cornelius Noelle; grandson Samuel Allen; son VALENTINE ALLEN; to William Hodges' children; daughter Mary Allen, executrix; witnesses William Fogge, Robert
      Riderford.
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      RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY WILLS.
      Butler, Amory. 21 Aug., 1678; 29 Jan., 1678-9.
      My books and sermon notes to my brother Mr. William Butler, minister of Washington Parish;
      brother John Butler;
      Valentine Allen;
      godson William Pannell;
      nephew John Underwood;
      brother William Underwood;
      Daniel Gaines executor;
      witnesses Samuel Bloomfield, Lawrence Rochefort.
      ===
      1650, 1657, 1662, 1675 owned land on the south side of the Rappahanock River.
      A Valentine Allen immigrated to VA in 1650. (Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666, Surnames, A-B, Page 8)
      Mentioned as "my son" in Thomas Page's will.

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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 4; Pg 362
      THOMAS LUCAS, Jr. & VALENTINE ALLEN, 640 acs. on the S. side of Rappa. Riv., 28 Sept. 1657, p. 16I,
      (1). Beg. about 2 mi. above Nanzemum Towne. Trans. of 13 pers: Joane Hopkins, Elizabeth Hopkins*
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      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=332&last=&g_p=P4&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Kenneygam, James.
      Publication 24 November 1658.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Rappahannock County (extinct).
      Grantee(s): Kenneygam, James and Foullerton, James.
      Description: 458 acres on the south side of Puscattacond Creek. Adjoining the land of Francis Browne, Thomas Harper and Samuel Parry.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 332 (Reel 4).
      ===
      James Hughes 2006-02-04 14:29:49
      Deed Data Pool

      typ patent
      !ID CE#
      ref VPB 6 p61
      dat 17 Aprill 1667
      frm Sr. Wm. Berkeley knt Govr. &c
      to James Coghill [then to Valentine Allen]
      re 1050a in the Freshes of Rappahanock Co. on the S side
      !the river
      con Transp. of 21 Pr.s.
      loc 163584 47264 F127 L0 P255
      pt A) at a small mrked red oake about a Mile from the head
      !of the E branch of Potobaco creeke standing in a Line of
      !Trees of Mr Robt. Paines Clarke (Clerke) whence runing
      !over severall pathes that goes to Potobacco Towne
      ln WNW; 466P; Robt. Paine, over sev. paths to Potobacco Towne
      pt B) mrked double poplar standing in the head of a br.
      !of Potobacco Run whence West
      ln n;; fm head of a Br. of Potobacco Run
      pt C) a red oake next the Land of Mr Silvester Thatcher
      ln N; ; fm next the Land aof Mr Silvester Thatcher
      pt D) the Maine run of Potobaco 292P more
      lm n; 292P; frm Maine Run of Potobaco
      pt E)
      ln N; 244P;
      pt F) a red oake in the Indian line
      ln SE; 200P; fm the Indian Line
      pt G) a pohickery
      lm ESE; 320P;
      pt H) red oake
      ln NNE; 66P;
      pt I) a white oake
      ln SExE; 42P;
      pt J) a red oake a Corner tree of the land of
      !Mr. Robt. Paine thence with Mr. Paines Line
      ln S; 386P; Robt. Paine, Intercepting South path
      pt K) a red oake
      lc SxE; 20P;
      end
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      Old Rappahannock Co Deed Book 2 - 1662-1664; Antient Press; pg 220
      KNOW ALL MEN that I VALLENTINE ALLEN of the Parish of Sittenbourne in the County of Rappa for One thousand pounds of tobacco and cask to me already paid have sold unto WILLM. HODGSON of the Pish aforesaid all my right to a parcell of land containing One hundred acres being a part of the Devident whereon I live beginning at a marked red Oak standing by the Creeks side and extendeth it self South West by South to a marked white Oak thence No. W. to a red Oak nigh the head of a small branch thence bounding on the Eastward side of the said Branch to the place where it began To have and to hold the said parcell of land with the appurtenances from all the claime of me the said VALLENTINE my heirs and assignes and from the Dowry of MARY my now Wife and from all other claiming under me unto the said WM. HODGSON his heirs and assignes forever In Witness I have set my hand and seal November the third day 1662 in presence of THOMAS LUCAS SENR VALLENTYNE ALLEN
      HENRY LUCAS
      KNOW ALL MEN that we VALLENTINE ALLEN and MARY Wife of the sd VALLENTINE do appoint our welbeloved Friend Mr. JOHN CATLETT our true and lawful Attorney to deliver up our right in open Court to one hundred acres of land part of the devident whereon we live unto WILLM. HODGSON according to a Deed of Sale bearing date with these presents Witness our hands and seals November the third day 1662
      presence of EDWARD LUCAS, VALLENTINE ALLEN
      RICHARD BENTON MARY ALLEN
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      Old Rappahannock County Deeds and Wills, 1665-1677; Antient Press; pg 97-98
      I VALENTINE ALLEN doe acknowledge by these presents that I have for and in the behalf of myself and my heirs bargained sold and firmly set to sale unto WILLIAM HODGSON and his heirs for ever Fifty acres of land next adjoining the land that WILLIAM HODGSON formerly bought of the sd VALENTINE ALLEN and for and in consideration of five hundred pounds of tobacco and caske to me in hand paid at the signeing and sealing hereof do promise to acknowledge the same in Court whensoever thereunto lawfully called. Witness my hand and seale this 20th 9ber 1663, and Moreover to procure the consent of my Wife to these premises
      Test ALEX FLEMING, VALENTINE ALLEN seal
      PETER REIMAS
      I MARY ALLEN do give my consent to what my Husband hath above assigned to. Witness my hand and seal Xber 30th 1664
      Test HENRY ELLIOT, MARY ALLEN
      JOHN SPEED
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I VALENTINE ALLEN doe constitute and appoint my Loving Friend HENRY ELIOT to acknowledge for me and in my name a Conveyance of Land sould unto WILLIAM HODGSON and what my sd Attorny doth herein I give him as much and full power as if I were personally present. Witness my hand this 30th Xber 1664
      Test JOHN I SPEED, VALENTINE ALLEN
      JOHN CARPENTER
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      Old Rappahannock Co Deed Book 3 - 1663-1668; pg 96-97
      THESE PRESENTS WITTNESSETH that VALLENTINE ALLEN of the County of Rappa for an in consideracon of the sume of one thousand pounds of Tobo and Caske to him in hand paid by JNO SPEED of the same County the Receipt whereof the s.d Allen doth hereby acknowledge have for himselfe his heirs demised granted and to farme letters unto the sd Jno. Speed his heirs a certain Necke of land bounding on the lands of WM. HODGSON & JAMES COGHILL according to certain marked trees marked & bounded by mutuall consent between them for and during the terme and full end of Fourteene yeares from the day of the date hereof fully to be compleat & Ended & noe longer And further the sd Allen for himselfe his heires doth hereby covenant grant and agree to and wth the sd Speed his heires that he the sd Speed his heires shall and may from time to time and at all times hereafter during the sd terme have hold use occupy possess and enjoy Errect & build on the sd Land wthout the Lett hindrance encumbrance denyall or Ejection of the sd Allen his heires the sd Speed his heires or assignes yielding & paying doeing & discharging the Rights and Services hereof Due and of Right Accustomed, as alsoe at the end & Expiration of the sd terme to leave all such houses fences and any other building made &Effected thereon sufficient and tennantable according to all true intents and meaning Witness our hands this llth day of Sbr 1666
      In presents of us CHRISTOPHER BLACKBOURNE. Valentine Allen
      ROBT. DAVIES Jno. Speed
      Recordat 12th Die 7bris 1666
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      Old Rappahannock Co Deed Book 4 - 1668-1670; pg 79-82
      TO ALL TO WHOM these pates shall come I Sr. WM, BERKELEY Knt. Governor & Capt. Genrll of Virginia send greeting in our Ld. God Everlasting. Whereas by Instruccons from the Kings most Excellent Maty directed to mee & the Councell of State his Maty was graciously pleased to authorize me the sd Govr & Councell to graunt Pattents & to assigne such proporcons of Land to all Adventurers & Planters as have beene usual heertofore in the like cases either for Adventurers of Money or transportacon of people into the Colony according to a Chartr, of Orders from the late Treas. & Company and that the same proporcon of fifty acres of land bee graunted & assigned for ever pson transported hither since Midsummer 1625 and that the same course bee continued to all Adventurers & Plantrs. untill it shall be othewise determined by his Maty. NOW KNOW YEE that I the sd SR. WM. BERKELEY Ent. &c. doe wth the consent of the Coun cell of State accordingly give & graunt unto VALENTINE ALLEN four hundred & thirty eight acres of land lyeing on the South side of RAPPA. RIVER Between to branches of a Creeke Begining at a marked Locust & extendeth itself South 140 pches to a redd Oake by the Creeke side thence South West by So. 320 poles to a white Oake nigh the land of JOHN JENNINGS thence No: W: by W: 150 pches to a redd Oake thence No: E, by No: 380 pches lastly East 90 pches to the place where it beganne the sd Land being due unto the sd VALENTINE ALLEN as followeth Vizt. 281 acres pt thereof being formerly graunted by Pattent to THOMAS PAGE bearing date the 21st Aprill 1657 & by the sd PAGE sold to the sd ALLEN and the residue due per transportacon of psons into this Colony whose names are on the Records menconed under the Pattent To Have & to Hold &c, To he held &c, yeilding & payeing &c, Provided &c. Dated the 20th day of Febr. 1662 & in the fifteenth yeare of the Reigne of or: Sovereigne Ld. KING CHARLES the second &c.
      WM. BERKELEY
      Recorder, 30 Septr, 1665 PHILL. LUDWELL CC
      WHEREAS I VALLENTINE ALLEN of the County of Rappa. & Pish of Sittingbourne Carpentr. have remaining due to mee out of the within menconed Pattent One hundred Seaventy & Eight acres or thereabts, KNOW YEE that I the sd VALLENTINE for & in Consid‘ of the some of foure thousand pounds of Tobacco & Caske pt to me in hand paid the rest & remaindr, secured by SETH TINSLEY of the same place Boatwright Have bargained sold & confirmed the abovesd One hundred Seaventy eight acres of land or thereabts. abovesd with all & every the orchards gardens trees with all appurt, thereunto belonging to the sd SETH TINSLEY his heirs for Ever To Have & To Hold from me & my heirs to him his heirs for Ever in the onely sole use & behoofe of the sd SETH TINSLEY his heirs the sd SETH TINSLEY yeilding paying & dischargeing the Rights rents services thereof to he due & of right accustomed, In Witnesse heerof I ave hereunto set my hand & seale this 26th day of June 1669
      in price of us GEO: ANDIAH, VALENTINE ALLEN
      RO. PAYNE
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty sixth day of June One thousand Six hundred sixty nine Between VALLENTINE ALLEN of Rappa, County Carpentr, of the one pty & SETH TINSLEY of the same Boatwright of the other pty, Witnesseth that the sd VALENTINE ALLEN for a good &valueable consid: to him in hand well & truely paid by the sd SETH TINSLEY hath bargained sold & confirmed unto the sd SETH TINSLEY his heirs all that pcell of land Joyning to WILLIAM HODGSON colic one hundred & Seaventy & eight acres or therabts. bounding upon a Creek as by Patten more fully apprs with all the Estate Right of him the sd VALLENTINE ALLEN To Have & To Hold the sd land & Plantacon and all & singular other the prmises wth the appurt: meant or intended to bee hereby granted and sold In Witness the sd VALLENTINE ALLEN hath heerunto sett his hand & seale the day & year above written
      in pnce of us WARWICK CAMMOCK VALLENTINE ALLEN
      EDMOND DOBSON
      The Indenture within written was this day acknoweldged by VALLENTINE ALLEN & by him also as Atturney for his Wife MARY & in her behalfe to the use & behoofe & to all intents & purposes within men coned unto SETH TINSLEY his heirs the sd VALENTINE & Wife MARY was desired that this Indenture & their free acknowledgemt. of the land within men coned to the sd SETH TINSLEY his heirs be recorded in the Cort. Records of the County of Rappa.
      Recognr die 2d July 1669

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      http://members.tripod.com/~mallen4896/Allen/Allen-Valentine.html

      1. Valentine Allen born about 1659; died before adulthood
      2. Reynolds Allen, born 1661
      3. Richard Allen, born about 1665
      4. Samuel Allen born before 1667, proven by Thomas Page's Will
      5. Susanna Allen, married Thomas Burton,
      6. William Allen, married Agnes
      7. Judith Allen, born about 1669 VA., married Francis Burton
      8. Christian Allen, youngest daughter was married twice. First in 1693 to Richard Dison or Dixon and in 1708 to Henry Long. Christian is a proven daughter of Valentine by deed Book 11 page 174, when Henry Long and Christian his wife of Hanover Parish, one of the daughters and co heirs of Valentine Allen.
      9. Valentine Allen, born about 1673 died young
      10 Mary Allen married 1693 William Brown
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      Old Rappahannock Co Deed Book 8 - 1688-1692; pg 141-142
      KNOW ALL MIN by these presents yt. RICHARD DYSON of County of Rappa. of the Parrish of Sittenburne doe with the consent of CHRISTIAN my Wife and Father VALL ALLEN and MARY his Wife for the valuable consideration of Six thousand pounds of Tobo: at hand received grant unto JAMES BOULWARE of County and Parish aforesd his heirs Four hundred and fifty acres of land lying in County of Rappa on the South side of the River and upon the branches of POPOMAN RUN beginning at Pokkery near the old line and extending thence nigh the old crooked line West to a small red Oake by a PATH side, thence North crossing the head branch of POPOMAN and to three Maples in the Head of the BUCKEN BRANCH, thence South East to a saplin near two white Oakes, thence South to the first menconed tree the sd Four hundred and fifty one acres of land with all its rights and privilidges To have and to hold from sd DYSON my heirs in as large maner as may be collected out of the Patent without hindrance of me the sd RICHARD DISON my heirs or any persons claiming under me my heirs to the sd JAMES BOULWARE, ye sd JAMES BOULWARE paying ye rights and services from hence forth due of right accustomed and in confirmacon hereof I sd DISON do bind myself to acknowledge the said land to the sd JAMES BOULWARE his heirs in the County Court of Rappa when demanded In Witness whereof we the parties above menconed have sett our hands and seales the 3d December 1689 being part of a tract of land formerly belonging to THOMAS PAGE Patent of 3075 acres
      Signed sealed and delivered in ye presence of us
      FRAN. SLAUGHTER, RICHARD DISON
      WARWICK GRAY CHRISTIAN DISON
      VALENTINE ALLEN
      MARY ALLEN
      Recognitr in Cur Comt Kappa 7 die May 1690
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I RICHARD DYSON of County of Rappa of the Parish of Sittenburne my heirs stand indebted unto JAMES BOULWARE his heirs of the County and Parish aforesd in sum of Twenty thousand pounds of good tobacco in cask to be paid on all demands Sealed with my Seal 3rd day of Decr. 1689
      The Condition of this obliglation is that if the above bounden RICHARD DYSON his heirs and all persons whatsoever by or under sd DISON doe suffer sd JAMES BOULWARE his heirs without any molestation quietly to enjoy a parcel! of land qt. 451 acres as by a conveyance may appear bearing date ye third day of December 1689 bought of the sd DYSON for a valuable consideracon by sd JAMES BOULWARE this bond to be void otherwise to remain in full force
      Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of FRAN SLAUGHTER, RICHARD Signum Ca DISON
      WARWICK GRAY CHRISTIAN DISON
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      Old Rappahannock Co Deed Book 8 - 1688-1692; pg 144-145
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whome these presents shall come Know yee yt. we VALL. ALLEN and MARY my Wife of the Parish of Sittenburne and County of Rappa meerly out of the affection and love we bear and for other good causes give and make over unto my Son, RICHARD DISON and Daughter, CHRISTIAN DISON. their heirs forever Four hundred and Fifty one acres of land according to a Survey for the same made by WILLIAM MOSELEY will appear bearing date the 22nd day of November 1689, ye sd land with all its rights and priviledges being part of a devident of land taken up by my Father, THO. PAGE, as will appear by a Patent bearing date the Third of April 1667, wee firmly and clearly as before exprest unto my Son and Daughter, RICHD. and CHRISTIAN DISON, their heirs from us our heirs and we do bind ourselves to acknowledge this Deed in ye Court of Rappa to our abovesd Son and Daughter to the true performance of each particular mentioned in this Deed we have hereunto sett our hands and seales the 29th of November 1689
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in ye presents of us
      JAMES BOULWARE, VALLENTINE ALLEN
      FRAN: SLAUGHTER MARY ALLEN
      Recognitr in Cur Comt Rappa 7 die Maii 1690
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 2; Pg 193
      JOHN CATLETT & RALPH ROUSEY {sic Rowzee}, 400 acs. lyeing on the freshes upon S. side of Rappa. Riv., beg. at a swamp which divides it from land of Geo. Eaton. 23 May 1650, p. 224. Trans. of 8 pers: Ralph Rousey, John Catlett, Valentine Allen, Nicholas Catlett, Peter Neale.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 5; Pg 480
      VALENTINE ALLEN, 438 acs. 20 Feb. 1662, p. 268, (212). On S. side of Rappa. Riv. between two branches of a creek, running nigh land of John Jenings &c. One-half of same granted to Tho. Page 21 Apr. 1657, who assigned to sd. Allen & 157 acs. due for trans. of 3 pers: Jno. Spurstoe, Edward yard- true, Mary Jennings.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 5; Pg 497
      THOMAS LUCAS, JR., 934 acs. on S. side of Rappa. Riv., beg. on E. side of a Cr. about 2 mi. above Poretobacco towne; 640 acs. thereof granted sd. Lucas & Valentine Allen 28 Sept. 1657 & by Allen wholly assigned to sd. Lucas & 294 acs. for trans. of 6 pers: Tho. Barker, Tho. Coleman, Peter Shewood, And. Young, Ed. Hill (or Hall), Wm. Jones. 20 Feb. 1662, p. 317, (302).
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 5; Pg 521
      MR. THO. LUCAS, Sr., 1677 acs. on S. side of Rappa. Riv., beg. at a little Cr. dividing this from land of Tho. Page, extending through sd. Cr. &c. to a W. br. thereof &c. to another cr. dividing this from land 'of Valintine Allen &c. including all poynts of land adj. to sd. river or cr. &c. 1405-1/2 acs. granted sd. Lucas 20 Feb. 1662 & 271-1/2 acs. due for trans. of 6 pers: Jno. Robbinson, Richard Burton, Nicholas French, Elizabeth Smith, Hellin Whiteside, Robt. Tidy. 16 Dec. 1663, p. 390, (444).
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      Old Rappahannock Co Deed Book 1 - 1656-1662; Antient Press; pg 27
      THESE PRESENTS Witnesseth that I THOMAS PAGE do for my self my heirs Exrs.
      Admrs. & assignes make over all my right Interest & title of Two hundred Eighty and One acres of land (missing) with all rights & priviledges therein contained to VALENTINE ALLEN (his heirs Exrs. Admrs. or Assignes for Ever) Witness my hand this 7th day of July 1658
      Test HUM. BOOTH, THOMAS PAGE
      ANT: STEPHENS
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      Old Rappahannock Co Deed Book 1 - 1656-1662; Antient Press; pg 34
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I VALLENTINE ALLEN of Rappahanock do constitute appoint Mr. THOMAS HAWKINS my true and lawfull Attorney for me & in my name & stead to deliver up in Court all my right & title in & to a Pattent for(missing)ing to the Indorsement Subscribed with my hand Witness my hand dated November the Second day
      in presence of ALEX FLEMING. VALLENTINE ALLEN
      JOHN CATLETT
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      1694-1695 Essex Co VA Deed & Will Book; Antient Press: (Page 159)
      At a Court held for Essex County 10th of June 1694
      - Upon the peticon of VALLENTINE ALLEN, he is exempted from paying of Levies (by reason of his age and inability to labour) for ye future