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

William Berry

Male 1650 - 1721  (70 years)


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  • Name William Berry 
    Born 22 May 1650  Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Feb 1720/21  Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I019511  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Henry Berry,   b. 1626, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1677, Occupacia Creek, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Anne {Unproven} Pley,   b. 1628,   d. Aft 1666, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years) 
    Married Abt 1649  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Doughty,   b. Abt 1667, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1719/20, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married 6 May 1686  Sittenbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Berry,   b. 1691, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1749, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. Joseph {Addl Records} Berry,   b. 1691, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1749, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. Rose {Unproven} Berry,   b. Abt 1694, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1752, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     4. Margaret Berry,   b. 1695, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1739, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years)
     5. Elizabeth Berry,   b. 1697, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 28 Sep 1762, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 65 years)
     6. Enoch Berry,   b. 1704, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1763, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F12125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Father Henry BERRY
      Death: 1677 in Occupacia Creek, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia
      Mother - Anne Saunders ?
      ===
      Submitted by Mrs. O. L. McHolland

      King George County, Virginia - Will Book 1 (partial)
      Will of William Berry, February 5, 1720/1

      In the name of God Amen I, William Berry, of Richmond County in the Parish of Hanover being indisposed in body but of perfect memory blessed be Almight God for the same, and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life, do make ordain and constitute this to be my last will and Testament, revoking and disannulling all former wills and this to be my true last Will in manner and form following.

      First and pricipally I recommend my sould into the hands of Almighty God, hoping through the merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour to have a Joyful resurrection and full pardon and aremisson of all my sins, and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter names and as for what worldly good it hat pleased God to bestow upon and bless me with, I shall dispose and leave them as followeth.

      Item: I give and bequeath to my two sons Joseph and Enoch Berry all the land I now stand possessed with in Essex County being nine hundred and fifty acres more or less to be equally divied between them allowing my eldest son Joseph to have the first choice and if my son Joseph shall see cause before his brother come to age to dispose or make sale of the whole or any part of the said land, either in his own or his brother's behalf, that then he shall do as he sees fit and convenient, and if my sons Enoch or Joseph shall die without heir then shall the said land return to the other brother, and if they shall both die without heirs, then it shall fall to my two daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth to them and thgeir heirs forever.

      Item: I give to my two sons Joseph and Enoch Berry my Mill with that parcel of land adjacent to the Millswamp, binding upon Andrew Harrison and James Key, to each an equal part to be at the dispose of my eldest son Joseph to see or make use of untill his brother comes to age.

      Item: I give and bequeath to my son Enoch Berry the plantation I now live on with all the land joining tghereto now in my possession being the third part of a certain patent granted to Enoch Doughty by computation five hundred acres to him and his heirs lawfully begotten of his body and for want of such heirs to fall to my son Joseph Berry and to his heirs lawfully begotten of his body.

      Item: I give to my daughters Margarett Rogers and Elizabeth Strother a certain tract of land known and distinguished by the name of the forest land binding upon Henry Berry, Mr. Fitzhugh & William Pannell, divided between them by a path and marked trees, my daughter Margaret to have her part where she now liveth to her and her heirs lawfully begotten of her own body and the other part to my daughter Elizabeth to her and her heirs lawfully begotten of her own body.

      Item: I give to my son Enoch Berry two beds and furniture, two cows and calves and one thousand pounds of Tobacco to be paid to him when he shall come to age.

      Item: I give to my daughter Margaret Rogers one bed and furniture, one cow and calf and seal skin trunk.

      Item: I give to my daughter Elizabeth Strother one bed and furniture, a chest of drawers and a cow and calf.

      Item: I give to my son Joseph Berry one bed and furniture, and all my carpenters and coopers tools and broad-cloth linen and trimming for a suit of clothes, viz: coat, vest and Breaches.

      Item: And it is my desire that all my other moveable estate be equally divided between my four children.

      Item: And Lastly I do constitute ordain and appoint my son Joseph Berry to be whole and sole executor of this my last will and Testament.
      In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this fifth day of February, 1720.

      William
      *Seal*
      Berry

      Teste: William Munford, Thomas Apperson, Anthony Seals, Senr.

      At a Court held for King George County the second day of June in the year of our Lord 1721: The last Will and Testament of William Berry, dec'd., was presented into court by Joseph Berry his Executor who made oath thereto and being proved by the oaths of William Munford and Thomas Apperson, witnesses thereto, is admitted to record.

      Teste: E. Turberville
      Cl:Cur:
      From the Record:
      A copy:
      Teste: L. Jett, D.C.K.C.C.

      Note: Records show that William Berry is the son of Henry Berry of Old Rappahannock County and married Margaret Doughty, daughter of Enoch Doughty (1639-1677) who was the son of Rev. Francis Doughty and wife Bridgett. Enoch was apparently born shortly after his parents arrived from England to Massachusetts.

      Capt. Joseph Berry (1691-1749); wife - Catherine
      ===
      James Hughes 2005-05-18 10:06:26

      Will of Henry Berry - King George County, Virginia 1677

      I will and bequeah my soule to God from whom I have my first breath, my body to the ground to be buryed in a decent manner .
      I will that my loveing friend Robert Peck by my sole executor that the said Peck may act in any case, as if I myselfe were in front.
      I will and bequeath to William Herton one hundred acres of land.
      I will that all the rest of my reall and personall estate be equaly divided amongst my children except my wives thirds.
      To him that shall have the girle named Jane Stowe to have 2 cows more than the rest.
      I will that John Rolt have one heiffer two yeares old.
      I will that all my children may have a great care of the keeping of the said Jane Stow soe long as she lives.
      That my son Richard may have learning as well as the rest, as witness my hand this 30th of March 1672.
      ===
      James Hughes 2005-05-18 10:45:04
      Could it be that John Berry is the son of Henry Berry? John Marshall bought land 1707 Lancaster Co next to John Berry dec'd.
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      Title Berry, John.
      Publication 1691.
      Gen. note Part of index to Lancaster County Wills and Administrations (1652-1800)
      Note p. 30a-31. Will pro. 13 Jan. 1691.
      p. 40-40a. Inv. & appr. rec. 12 Apr. 1693.
      Wills, Etc., No. 8, 1690-1709 (Reel 8)
      ===
      James Hughes 2005-05-18 11:15:14
      Fredericksburg Court Record Search

      Court Record Data
      Deed Peter Skinner to Gavin Corbin - King George Co. - 1733
      Deed Daniel White Jr. to James Jones - King George Co. - 1736
      Deed Moses Rowley to Elizabeth Marders - King George Co. - 1787
      Deed Richard Griffis to William Rowley - King George Co. - 1727
      Deed Joseph Berry to Andrew Harrison - King George Co. - 1725
      Deed Thomas Williams to Gawin Corbin - King George Co. - 1733
      Defendant Moses Rowley; Reuben Mardus; Moses Mardus; Betty Mardus; William Rowlins; Molly Rowlins; Molly Mardus; Daniel McCarty Fitzhugh; Isabell Marshall
      Deponent / Affiant James Davis (68); Wm. Peck (75); Lawrence Berry (36); Thomas Berry (72); Landon Carter of Cleve (50); William Grigsby (88)
      Grant John Simpson - 2100 acres on the north side of the Rappahannock River - 1666
      Locality King George Co.; Lancaster Co.; Richmond Co.; Stafford Co.; Westmoreland Co.; King & Queen Co.
      Plaintiff Martha Turberville
      Plat land occupied by Reuben Marders - King George Co. - 1801
      Plat patents of John Simpson, FNU Catlett & Joseph Berry
      Plat land in dispute between Gawin Corbin & Hester Jones - 1755
      Tract Millbank; Cleve
      Will William Rowley - King George Co. - 1751/1754
      Will James Phillips - Lancaster Co. - 1689
      Will William Rowley - King George Co. - 1774
      Will William Berry - Richmond Co. - 1720/1721
      Administrative Information
      Record title Turberville vs Rowley &c
      Year recorded 1802?
      Collection CR-DC-L
      Record ID 564-128
      End Notes
      Preserved by Virginia Circuit Court Records Preservation Program
      Processed by Margaret Anne Crickman
      Extracted by Barry L. McGhee
      Extracted on 10/21/2002

      URL: http://www.historiccourtrecords.org/courtrecord.asp
      ====
      James Hughes 2005-08-22 09:49:10
      page 33. Lease and Release. 9 and 10 April 1712. William Berry and Margarett his wife of Richmond County, planter, sells Samuel Short of Essex County, planter, 310 acres in Essex, being part of a patent granted to Enoch Doughty for 4763 acres, and bounded by land of Joseph Callay and that of ffrancis Browning, thi line running to an oak and a pine standing nigh the head of a branch of Matapony.
      signed
      William Berry
      Margaret Berry

      Wit: Edward Coleman
      Ephriam Paget
      John Boughan

      Recorded 10 April 1712.

      page 107. Lease and Release. 11 and 12 March 1712/13. William Berry and Margret his wife one of the Daughters and Co-heirs of Enock Doughty deceased of the parish of St Maries in the County of Richmond, planter, sell to Honour Powell of St Anns Par. in Essex County, planter, 296 acres, part of a patent of 4763 acres granted to Enock Cou'ty on 15 June 1675.
      signed
      William Berry
      Margret Berry

      Wit:
      John Strang
      Thomas Meades
      John Boughan
      Rec. 12 March 1713/13

      page 240. Lease and Release. 26 and 28 April 1714. Phillip Graffort, mariner, and Pollatia his wife of St. Pauls Parish in the County of Stafford in the Colony of Virginia, sell Mr. Lawrence Taliaferro, Gent., of St. Marys Par., Essex County, 1/3 part of a tract of land lying in the forest in Essex County, part of a Dividend formerly granted Mr Enoch Doughty by patent dated 15 June 1675 of 4763 acres, bounded according to patent, which 1/3 was formerly in lawful possession of William Berry of Richmond County, who conveyed it in fee simple to Benjamin Newton of Stafford County by deed dated 11 April 1690. which land Benj. Newton by his will dated 2 January 1709 gave the tract of land to hid daughter Pollatia now the wife of Phillip Graffort.
      signed Phillip Graffort
      Pollatia Graffort

      Wit:
      Leon's Tarent
      Reub'n Welsh
      Cha. Taliaferro

      Rec. 13 May 1714.
      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Essex County wills and deeds, 1711-1714
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      James Hughes 2005-08-22, p.15

      Richmond Ss.
      William Stone aged twenty three years of thereabouts being duely sworne and Examined sayes that he came a Sunday morning some time in March ad Wanted to go over to Church and so sent downe to the Hop yard Landing and there he see Jn'o Newdall Lye not dead as the depo't thinks and the wife of John Newdall came down after me but he cant tell whether the said wife touched him or no I went back againe up to the said John Newdalls house (the Cannoa not being there) and borrowed Abraham Hannisons Mare and went to one Wm Berrys when he had beene there about the space of three hours a messenger came and told me that the said John Newdall was dead and so sent the mans mare to go th Mr Doniphans he being Coronor to the best of the Depo'ts knowledge and further sayth not but that when your depo't went by the said Newdalls house there was no body in the house but the said Newdalls wife and the said Abraham Hannison.
      Wm Stone
      Sworne in open Court

      JH Note: no date but another deposition on the same page reguarding same dated May 6, 1702.
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:
      p.31. Survey. "Surveyed for Henry Berry the 10th day of May 1671 in Stafford County in the Forrest betwixt the two Rivers of Potomak and Rappa", 550 acres, "beginning at a marked Wm Lips corner tree stand near the said Berrys Line", adj line of Mr James Kaye, etc.
      signed per me John Alexander

      p.31. Deed. 12 March 1693/4. Rich Berry of Ricd. County, to Ralph Whitton of same County, for a valuable consideration, 250 acres, part of 550 acres (above), adj land of Will Lipp, Simpson's land, land of James Key, "and binding upon my Brother Henry Berry and Robert Peck"
      signed Richd RB Berry
      Wit:
      James Strothers
      Wm Berry
      Rc 28 June 1694

      p.32. Power of Atty. 13 March 1693/4. Richard Berry of Richmond County, to Joshua Davis "to acknowledge one conveyance of Land to Ralph Whiting". This name is shown as Ralph Whitton in the entry for the deed.
      signed Richd RB Berry
      Wit:
      Wm Berry
      Richd x Grubs

      p.32. Relinquishment. 12 March 1693/4. Henry Berry of Richmond County, "do relinquish all my Right Title and Interest of one Tract of Land formerly taken up by my Father to my Brother Richard Berry".
      signed Henry Berry
      Wit: John Berry
      Adam Woffendall

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Richmond County records, 1692-1704 : Deed book no. 1, 1692-1693, Deed book no. 2, 1693/4-1696, Deed book no. 3, lost, miscellaneous records, 1699-1704
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://kentuckyexplorer.com/nonmembers/00-06068.html
      title: Kentucky Kinfolks
      There are separate deeds of land in King George County from Joseph Berry, Jr., to Benjamin Berry, to Charles Carter, under the date of 1758. These tracts adjoin that of each other and land of Enoch Berry. They lie on the north side of the Rappahannock River. These deeds show that this land was inherited from their father, Joseph Berry, Sr., by will, 1749, who inherited it from his father, William Berry, and wife, Margaret Doughty; who inherited it from Margaret's father Enoch Doughty, who inherited it from his father, Rev. Francis Doughty.
      ===
      Richmond County, Virginia Wills {Robert K. Headley, Jr}
      p. 28 - Sam COXE, will; 18 Oct 1710, 6 Dec 1710
      to be buried in my own burying place by my late dear dau., buried at Robert PECK's plant; mentions John COLLYER merchant in Bristol; water grist mill called Head's Mill to Joseph DOWNING (son of George DOWNING by Anne his wife); asks Anne the wife of George DOWNING to look after Elizabeth COLLYNS, an orphan, until she comes of age or marries; Sem RICHARDSON (son of James RICHARDSON) to stay with my ex. or return to his father which he pleaseth; Margaret BERRY (dau. of William BERRY);[Robert TALIAFERRO and Margaret his now wife]; in case the sd. Joseph DOWNING should die without issue..after the decease of his mother, then I give and bequeath all and singular my lands, tenements, and messuages to the use and behoof of the north side of the par. of St. Mary's in the county of Richmond to buy ornaments and other decent utensils for the two churches therein; fr. Edward TURBERVILLE; ex: Benjamin DEVERILL and George DOWNING; wits: Thomas EVANS, George ALSUP, E. TURBERVILLE.
      ===
      Richard County, Virginia Order Book 2 (1694-1699]
      p.165 - Henry BERRY [Jr.]; will pres. by Sarah BERRY, ex; prov. by Alexander SPENCE and James WOFENDALL; prob. to ex; 7 Oct 1696. [Henry BERRY, Jr. mar Sarah HARPER; she mar. (2) John SPILLER. MRC, p.17; Henry BERRY, Jr. had land surveyed in Stafford Co. in 1671; the deed mentioned his brother Richard and William BERRY (no rel. stated). DB 2, p.31]
      ===
      James Hughes 2006-04-19

      page 107. Lease and Release. 11 and 12 March 1712/13. William Berry and Margaret his wife one of the Daughers and Co-heirs of Enock Doughty deceased of the parish of St Maries in the County of Richmond, planter, sell to Honour Powell of St Anns Par. in Essex County, planter, 296 acres, part of a patent of 4763 acres granted to Enock Dou'ty on 15 Juen 1675.
      signed
      William Berry
      Margret Berry
      Wit:
      John Strang
      Thomas Meades
      John Boughan
      Rec. 12 March 1712/13

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Essex County wills and deeds, 1711-1714
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 118 pgs
      ===
      James Hughes 2006-01-13
      Benjamin Hensley and Elizabeth --- of Richmond and King George County, Virginia

      On 4 Apr 1720 William Berry, son of Henry Berry, deceased, of Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia sold land to Benjamin Hensle of same place, for 5 shillings. The land was described as being left to William by his father, and divided equally between William and his sister Martha Berry. The land was 150 acres bordering Robert Peck, Robert Richards, his Uncle William Berry, Huckleberry Swamp, and brother John Berry. Witnesses were Alexander Mecants and Samuel Dishman Jr. [Sparacio, Ruth, Deed Abstracts of Richmond County, Virginia 1719-1721]

      On 27 Dec 1725, Benjamin Henslee and wife Elizabeth of King George County sold 50 acres to John Holdsworth of same place for 4000 pounds of tobacco. The land was described as bordering Thomas Reiley, Thomas Williams, John Berry and Robert Strother. Witnesses were Joseph Berry and James Kay. [King George County, Virginia Deed Book 1 page 324]

      On 4 Aug 1727 Joseph Berry, Robert Strother and Benjamin Hensley witnessed a deed in King George from Henry Berry of Spotsylvania County, Virginia [King George County, Virginia Deed Book 1 page 440]
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      Contributed by: James Hughes
      OLD RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY WILLS.:
      Robins, Alexander. 16 Feb., 1683-16 April 1684* Eldest daughter Rebecca; daughters Elizabeth, Judith and Ann; son Alexander land bought of William Berry; my wife's son John Cook; wife Judith and Thomas Parker exe-cutors; witnesses Thomas Parker, Susan Williams.
      ===
      Stafford County Court Records, 1680; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 8(l5)-9(16) JNO HOLMES aged Thirty two years or thereabouts sworne and examined saith that being att a RACE upon PARSBATANSEY in July last was twelve months hee heard LOXAM say that hee had laid a hhd. of Tobo, with WILLM: & afterwards went to WM. BERRY and said to him. Now your hhds, is won, whereupon ye said BERRY replyed noe itt was a JOCKEY RACE and further saith not JNO HOLMES
      Jurat in Cur; et Recordatr: 12th August 1680
      ===
      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1686 - 1689; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 130-130a KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee WILLIAM BERRY, J OHN BERRY and RICHARD BERRY all of Saint Maries Psh in RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY for a valuble consideracon or either of us sell & make over unto THOMAS SWINBORNE his heires all right & interest in a Tract of laude lyeing & beinge in ye forke of LITTLE HUNTING CREEKE in Stafford County and Further that the said WILLIAM BERRY, JOHN BERRY and RICHARD BERRY shall at all tymes signe any writeing tee ye said THOMAS SWINBOURNE shall think Fitt for ye more time makeinge of ye said lands to him against us. In Wittness whereof wee have sett or hands do Seales this 3d day of December 1688
      WILLIAM BERRY
      JOHN BERRY RICHARD BERRY
      The above conveyance was acknowledged in ye County Court of Stafford by JOHN BERRY for himself & in ye name of his Two Brothers WILLIAM & RICHARD Berry to THOMAS SWINBOURNE by vertue of a Letter of Attorney to him given from his said Brothers to acknowledge it on October 9th 1689 & then was recorded
      Signed ye above deed of conveyances in ye presence of JAMES WOFFENDALL, JOSEPH RUTTER
      ===
      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 7, Part I - 1682-1686; Antient Press: 138-142
      THIS INDENTURE made the third day of March in the yeare of the Reign of or: Soveraigne Lord King Charles the second in the years of our Lord God One thousand Six hundred Eighty and three Between RICHARD BOUGHTON of CHARLES COUNTY in the Province of MARYLAND Gentl. of one part and WM. BERRY of the Freshes of Rappa: in the Colony of Virginia, Plantr of the other part. Witnesseth that whereas FRANCIS DOUGHTY SENYR. formerly of Rappa. River in ye said Collony of Virginia, Clerk, deceased, by his Deed of Grant undr: his hand and seale bearing date the Eighteenth day of March in the yeare of or: Lord 1668, did for the consideration therein mentioned grant unto the said RICHARD BOUGHTON of MARYLAND and unto his assignes all that quantity of land contayning Two hundred acres of land lying upon Rappa: River in the said Collony of Virginia and adjoyning the land of Capt. ALEXANDR: FLEMING lately deceased, and butted and bounded according to a Certificate of Survay made thereof by Coll CATLETT upon Record, togeather with all houses buildings & appurtenances whatsoever to the said land belonging and alsoe all Estate right of me the said FRANCIS to the same To have and to hold the said lands & prmisses before mentioned to the said RICHARD BOUGHTON his heires forever to the uses hereafter in these presents limitted & to noe other use, that is to say, to the use and behoofe of the said ANN DOUGHTY, my beloved Wife, and her assignes for and during the time of her natural life for and in the name of her Joynture & in full recompence of her Dower & title of Dower which the said ANN may have to the lands of me the said FRANCIS DOUGHTY and after the decease of the said ANN to the use of the said RICHARD BOUGHTON my heires forever upon the hope trust & on Confidence in him reposed by me the said FRANCIS that he the said RICHARD BOUGHTON his heires at all times after the ending of the Estate of the said ANN my Wife in and to the said land and prmisses shall make and grant such convayances of the same and shall distribute and imploy the rents issues and pfitts. thereof or else such quantity of Tob: as shall be produced on the sale thereof if the said RICHARD shall judg fitt to expose the same to sale, either to me the said FRANCIS DUGHTY my selfe or to such psons. and in such forme as the said FRANCIS shall require, and demand or as by my last Will and Testamt. in Writing to subscribe by mine own hand and seale with my own seale in prsence of three or more witnesses or by any other writing by me to be subscribed & sealed in the prsence of soe many witnesses as aforesd shall nominate and appointe and for default of such nomination then the said RICHARD BOUGHTON his heires shall convay and assure the said land to & on the right of me the said FRANCIS forever as in and by the said Deed of grant duly recorded and enrolled among the records of Rappa. County by ROBERT PAYNE formerly Clerk of said County of Rappa. Reference and relation being had more fully may appeare, And further whereas the said FRANCIS DOUGHTY SENYR. did in his life time by his certain writing bearing date the day of (blank) and subscribed and sealed in the prsence of PETER RAYNER, ROBERT PAYNE aforesaid and ELIZABETH PAYNE his Wife, for consideration therein expressed give and sett over unto his Son, ENOCH DOUGHTY, by the name of ENOCH DOUGHTY my beloved Sonn, the Reversion of the land above mentioned appointing by the said Writing that after the decease of the said Wife, ANN DOUGHTY, now deceased, the said RICHARD BOUGHTON his heires should by good assurances in Law convay the said land and prmisses to his said Son, ENOCH DOUGHTY, his heires or pay or deliver the full value or price thereof in case the said RICHARD should sell the same to his Son, ENOCH, his heires by them to be possess for ever.
      NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that the said RICHARD BOUGHTON for and in consideration of the sum of Fower thousand five hundred pounds of good sound merchantable Tob: and cask to him paid by WILLIAM BERRY hath sold to the said WM. BERRY his heires all the said Two hundred acres of land above mentioned togeather with the Edifices and buildings to the same appertaining and now in the tenture of the said WILL: BERRY his assignes To have and to hold the said land to the said WM. BERRY his heires forever and the said RICHARD BOUGHTON doth grant that he the said RICHARD BOUGHTON notwithstanding any act or thing or p:curement done now and at the delivery hereof standeth & is solely onely and rightfully seized of the Estates hereby to be granted and that RICHARD BOUGHTON hath full power to grant the said prmisses thereof unto the said WM. BERRY according to the true meaning hereof the rents and services from henceforth to grow due to the Cheiffe Lord of the Fees excepted and foreprized In Witness whereof the parties have sett their hands and seales
      Sealed signed and delivered in prsence of LAW: ROCHFORT, RI: BOUGHTON
      VERLINDA BOUGHTON
      Acknowledged in court. 5th Nobr: 1684 et recorded ye 22nd of ye same month & yeare
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I the above named RICHARD BOUGHTON hath appointed ADAM WOFFENDALL of Rappa: County in Virginia. Planter, my true and lawfull Attorney for me to acknowledge the right of the above mentioned land and prmisses to be the right of the above mentioned WM. BERRY according to the true porport above Indenture, and the same acknowledgemt. to make in such manner as by the Laws of Virginia for vesting and settleing rights of land is required granting to my said Attorney in my name quiet & peaceable Livery of seizes & possession of the said land or any part thereof in the name of the whole and to grant unto the said WILLIAM BERRY or his lawfull Attorney in that behalfe authorised. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale this five and twenty day of March 1684
      Sealed signed and delivered in prsence of
      LAW: ROCHFORT, RICHARD BOUGHTON
      VERLINDA BOUGHTON,
      CHAS. ASHTON
      Recorded 22nd day of November 1684
      ===
      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 7, Part I - 1682-1686; Antient Press: pg 208-209
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I WILLIAM BERRY of the County of Rappa doe for the valluable consideration of Twenty pounds Sixteen shillings Eight pence Sterling to me in hand paid by ALEXANDER ROBINS deceased doe alienate and make over from me my heires unto ALEXANDER ROBINS, Son of the said ALEXANDER ROBINS deced, and his heires One hundred and thirty and three acres of land being in the County of Rappahannock in the Freshes of the River on the North side thereof, the said land being part of a parcell of land sold unto me by ROBERT PECK containing One hundred Eighty and two acres and 1/2 as by Convayance from ROBERT PECK bearing equall date herewith may appeare the said land beginning at a black Oake standing in the line of the land of Mr. ROBERT KING by a PATH that runs from the House of HENRY BERRY towards the River of POTOMACK and running from the said marked Oake North West half a mile for length along the line of Mr. KING and from the said marked Oake South West towards the land of Mr. HENRY BERRY To have and to hold from me the said WILLIAM BERRY my heires unto him the said ALEXANDER ROBINS the Une hundred thirty and three acres of land without the lett or the said WILLIAM BERRY my heires &c. forever Witness my hand and seale this 24th day of November 1685 Signed sealed in the presence of
      HENRY BERRY WILLIAM BERRY
      ROBERT PECK
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa 2d die Decembr 1685 et recordatr. 8 die
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      1692-1694 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 64)
      Richmond County Court 1st of February 1692/3
      - WM. BERRY, Executr: of the last Will &Testamt. of Mr. FRANCIS DOUGHTY, pr:senting the sd Will to this Court, the same was proved by the corporal Oaths of SIM COX & BENJA: HENSLEE witnesses thereunto, And probate thereof granted to the sd WM: BERRY, Executr.
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      1702-1704 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 164)
      Richmond County Court 7th of May 1702
      - Ordered that JAMES STROTHER do officiate as Surveyor of the Highwayes in the roome of WILLIAM BERRY this ensueing yeare from POP
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      Title Berry, Henry.
      Publication 27 February 1656.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Lancaster County.
      Description: 140 acres on the South side of Accapason Creek.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 109 (Reel 4).
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      Title Berry, Henry.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Rappahannock County (extinct).
      Description: 428 acres on the South East side with Robert Kings land and on the North side with Bunberrys land, and on the West side with Francis Hales land and on the South by East side of James Keyes land.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 616 (Reel 6).
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      Title Berry, John.
      Publication 14 October 1665.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Lancaster County.
      Description: 350 acres on the west side of Corotoman River being part of a tract of land commonly known by the name of Powells Neck.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 491 (Reel 5).
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      Title Pley, George.
      Publication 20 February 1662.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Rappahannock County (extinct).
      Description: 225 acres on Occupasion Creek; adjoining the land of William Hall. The said land formerly taken up and purchased by said Pley of Henry Berry.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 372 (Reel 5).
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      Title Robbins, Alexander.
      Publication 5 November 1673.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Robins.
      Note Location: Rappahannock County (extinct).
      Description: 650 acres on the branches of Gilsons Creek some 6 miles back into the woods adjoining the land of Robert Pleys.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 494 (Reel 6).
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      James Hughes 2005-08-22 09:52:42
      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=70&last=&g_p=G3&col lection=NN Grant
      Title Cox, Lem.
      Publication 19 December 1704.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Richmond County.
      Grantee(s): Cox, Lem and Berry, William.
      Description: 349 acres adjoining James Phillips, Robt. Harrison, James Key, &c.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 3, 1703-1710, p. 70 (Reel 288).


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