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

Enoch Berry

Male 1704 - 1763  (59 years)


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  • Name Enoch Berry 
    Born 1704  Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Dec 1763  King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I019512  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father William Berry,   b. 22 May 1650, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1720/21, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F12125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dulcabella Bunbury,   b. 15 Sep 1705, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1763, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1726  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Berry,   b. 1727, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1814, Berry Plain, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. William Berry,   b. 1728, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Winifred Berry,   b. 1729, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1763, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 33 years)
     4. Enoch Berry,   b. 1730, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F05173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      KING GEORGE COUNTY VIRGINIA WILL BOOK A; 1752-1780 {Antient Press}; Page 166-168
      Will of ENOCH BERRY. I ENOCH BERRY of County of King George in
      parish of Hanover . give to my grandchildren by my daughter WINIFRED BERRY Two hundred pounds to be equally devided as they marry or come of age .. also two Negro women .. if my son in law BENJAMIN BERRY thinks fitt to keep said Negroes till my grandchildren come of age or Marry that he give Security to King George Court I give the rest of my Estate to my son THOS BERRY . also appoint my son THOMAS BERRY my Executor .. this 24th day October 1763.
      Presence of Jos. Strother, Enoch Berry
      Reuben Berry, Margt. x Strother
      At a court held .. 1st day December 1763 .. will presented into court
      by THOMAS BERRY admitted to record . on (his) motion certificate
      is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://kentuckyexplorer.com/nonmembers/00-06068.html
      URL title: Kentucky Kinfolks
      Note:
      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
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      In the name of God Amen. I joseph Berry of the County of King George and Parish of Hannover being in good health and sound and pefect sence and memory as usually at other times past for which blessing I give thanks and praise to Almighty God, but calling to mind the uncertainty of this life and that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say first and inprimis
      I commend my soul into the protection of my great and mercifull creator and my body to the earth from whence it came to be decently buried at the discretion of my execurtix hereafter named in sure and certain hope of a joyfull resurection at the last day, and for such
      wordly goods as it hath pleased God to bless me with I give as follows,

      vizt.. Item: That, whereas by the Last Will and Testament of my father William Berry, deceased, bearing date the 5th of Feb. 1720 he has therein demised to my brother Enoch Berry the plantation and land whereon he then lived in the following words,

      vizt..I give to my son Enoch Berry the plantation I how live on with all the land joyning thereto now in my possession being the third part of a certain pattent granted to Enoch Doughty by computation five hundred acres to him and his heirs lawfully begotten of his own body and for want of such heirs to fall to my son, Joseph Berry and to his heirs lawfully begotten of his own body.

      Now that I am heir at law to my mother she being the daughter of said Enoch Doughty, I am apprehensive that the said clause or paragraff mentioned in my said father's will does not comvey a legal title to my said brother Enoch Berry in the said land, but notwithstanding as I know it was my Mother's desire and my father's will that my said brother enoch berry should have a part of the said land, I do therefore declare and am well contented that it should be according to their will and desire, but as my brother Enoch Berry and I have formerly agreed that he the said Enoch should have in lieu of the said land given to him by my father's will the upper part of the said land being the plantation whereon I formerly lived before the death of my father Wm. Berry, now I do hereby desire and it is my will that my said brother Enock Berry do hold the said plantation whereon I formerly lived as above said it being the same plantation whereon my brother Enoch Berry now lives with all the land lying between the North easternmost bounds of the said Pattent and the Creek called Doughty's Creek which creek is the division between his land and mine, his land being the upper part of the whole tract to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten and for want of such heirs to return to the heirs of my body lawfully begotten in the same manner as is mentioned and intended in my fathers will aforesaid, but if it shall happen at any time hereafter that my brother Enoch Berry or his heirs or any other person or persons claiming under them shall claim any right or title to the land whereon I now live it being the same land what is mentionid in my father's will aforesaid or shall bring any troublesome or vexatious suit in law against my heirs, executors or any other person or pesons claiming by me or my heirs on account of the aforesaid gift intail mentioned in my father's will as aforesaid, that then this paragraff in my will as it above recited shall be utterly void and of none effect and that my heirs, executors or administrators or any other person claiming by them shall have power and authority to enter and possess the premises above mentoned as if this demise had never been mentioned in my will.

      item: It is my will and desire that my well beloved wife Catherine Simcock Berry do hold and possess my land and plantation whereon I now live during her life only allowing to my son Joseph Berry the liberty of the house which he has lately built and the liberty of building such other houses as he has occasion for with a reasonable portion of ground to work on provided that he shall have no privilige to work any land but such as his Mother is willing to let him have without being prejudicial to herself.

      Item: It is my will and desire that after the death of my wife Catherine Simcock, my land whereon I now live be equaly divided between my 2 sons Joseph and Benjamin Berry allowing to each part an equal breadth upon the River counting from the mouth of the Creek to the lower corner of the tract next to Col. Carter's land, the line or lines for the division to extend back from the River to parallell Carter's lines, my son Joseph to have the first choice after the division the said land to them and their heirs forever, but if it shall happen that either of my said sons Joseph and Benjamin shall die without heirs or making any legal disposition of their parts of the said land that then the inheritance shall descend to their next brother, vizt. my son Withers he being my third son, and if they should both dye without heirs or otherwise disposing of thier land in their lifetime that then the inheritance thereof shall descent to the said son Withers and his next brother Thomas, my fourth son, to be held by them in the same manner as is abovem entioned to their older brothers. Likewise if my 2 sons Withers and thomas should bothe or either of them dye then the inheritance shall descend to their 2 youngest brothers, Baldwin and Reuben, my 5th and 6th sons, in the same manner as is above mentioned to their other brothers. The meaning of my intent and desire that my 2 oldest sons then living or their heirs may from time to time hold my said land between them, and if my said sons or any of them or their heirs they being at the same time in right and property to sess or convey the whole or any part thereof belonging to them as they shall think fitt.
      Item: It is my will and desire that my wife Catherine SimCock do hold all my other estate both real and personal during her life to use and dispose thereof at her own discretion in paying my debts and funeral expenses and likewise for her own support and the support and maintainance of my children until the youngest come of age which I desire may be under her tuition and if any part of my estate or the profitts thereof( excepting the reversion of my land as above demised to my sons) be left at her death that it may go to my children to be distributed amongst them according to the discretion of my aforesaid wife Catherine Simcock Berry whom I do hereby constitute and appoint to be whole and sole Executor of this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke and disannull all former wills by me heretofore made and do ratifie this to be my true and last will as witness my hand and seale.
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://cotati.sjsu.edu/cockrill/d0003/I4.html
      URL title: Walter Anderson
      Note:
      King George County, Virginia Inventories Court: 1 Jun 1733, Inventory, Walter Anderson deceased Appraisers Saml Hoyle, Joseph Berry, Enoch Berry
      Will of Walter Anderson of Hanover Parish King George Virginia, 13 Nov 1732 presented to court 2 Mar 1732 widow Mary Anderson.

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      The will of Enoch Berry is recorded in King George County, 1763, in which he names son and heir, Thomas Berry, to inherit his homeplace. It also mentions his deceased daughter, Winifred Berry, and his son-in-law, Benjamin Berry. It is not believed that this is the same Enoch Berry who married Druscilla Bunberry in September 1726. The first Enoch Berry is believed to be a brother of Capt. Joseph Berry, Sr., and that these two brothers owned land adjoining each other, inherited from their father, William Berry (will recorded in King George County, 1721), and wife, Margaret Doughty, daughter of Enoch Doughty.
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      Chalkley, Cornicles of the Scotch/Irish Settlement in Virginia, Augusta County, Virginia Book II, p.128

      Thomas Ashby (b. 1690 c.) was living on his Shenandoah River 35-acre tract in 1737. He was deceased by 4 August 1752 when this will (dated 6 April 1752) was proved in Frederick County Court. He bequeathed 195 acreas to his son Henry Ashby "where Henry lives". Henry sold the 195 acreas to his brother John Ashby for 158 pounds on 2 September 1755. Thomas Sr. willed 135 acreas to his son Stephen "where he lives".
      Thomas willed the 100 acre tract (where John Hardin lived) to his son Robert if Hardin had not paid the mortage off by Thomas' death. He willed a tract of land on Goose Creek "where Enoch Berry now lives" to his son Benjamin. He left one shilling sterling and nothing more to son Thomas. Daughters listed in the will were: Elizabeth Hardin, Sarah, Rose and Anne Ashby. He willed a horse and other personal property to his wife Rose Ashby. Thomas also listed cousins Ruben Berry and Anne Berry. He appointed his sons Robert, John and Henry to serve as his executors.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://elkrun.thediocese dot net/
      URL title: Old Elk Run Church Preservation Committee
      Note:
      A LIST OF TAXPAYERS FOR HAMILTON PARISH. 1751 (*)

      The following list of taxpayers was originally published in the Bulletin of the Fauquier Historical Society in June 1923, pages 239-242, under the title "List of Taypayers, Elk Run and Vicinity, 1751." The article states it is from the Account Book of Capt. John Crump, Sheriff of Prince William County, and that, "The original book was presented to the Fauquier Historical Society in 1922, by Col. Malcolm H. Crump, Bowling Green, Kentucky."

      The person who furnished a copy of this list to your editor (I have mislaid my note, so he will have to be anonymous for now) attempted to locate the original book, but his contacts at the present-day Fauquier Historical Society have no information about its current location. We would appreciate it if persons having knowledge of the book would come forward. It is likely to have other valuable information.

      Elk Run is a watershed which is now in southern Fauquier County. Before 1759, when Fauquier County was created, these were residents of Prince William. Your editor has not analysed the geographic distribution of names on this list, but will follow the suggestion of the original publisher that it is probably southern Hamilton Parish.

      BERRY, Enoch
      BLACKBURN, Jno.
      COOMBS, Jno.
      COOMBS, Jos.
      DODSON, Josh.
      EVANS, Thos.
      HOLTSCLAW, Jacob
      LUTTERELL, Rchd.
      LUTTERELL, Wm.
      LATTIMORE, Jno.
      LUTTERELL, Rchd., Jr.
      MAUIZY, Henry
      McCLANAHAN, Thos.
      NELMS, Saml.
      NEWTON, Ben.
      POPE, Danl.
      POPE, Humphrey
      PEYTON, Yelverton
      POPE, Edwd.

      Form of Account:
      1751. To Jno. CRUMP
      To 5. County & Parish Levys.

      The above list (the initial semi-alphabetic list) appears to have been compiled in 1751, and was probably added to through 1755 (the names out of order near the end of the list are probably new taxpayers in this district). The manuscript no doubt contains additional details about property owned or taxes owed by each individual. From the size of the list and the "parish levys" note at the end, I would guess it contains tithable information about all households in the district, not just those of land owners.

      The list is important as a census of many residents of Hamilton Parish only six years after Dettingen Parish was cut off. (Most are no doubt residents though some of the names may represent non-resident taxpayers). No register or vestry book of Hamilton Parish survives from the colonial period. (DW)

      (*)"A List of Taxpayers for Hamilton Parish, 1751" Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, v. 10, no. 6 (December, 1991), pp. 43-45. Reprintd from "List of Taxpayers, Elk Run and Vicinity, 1751,"Bulletin of the Fauquier Historical Society, June 1923, pp. 239-242, with some added comments by Donald L. Wilson.
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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1-A, (Antient Press); pp. 237
      Know all men .. we JOSEPH BERRY and ENOCH BERRY of Parish of Hanover King George County are bound unto our Sovereign Lord the King in sum Ten thousand pounds of Tobo. 6th October 1732. Condition ..
      whereas JOSEPH BERRY hath obtained a License to keep an Ordinary at his own house being the place which is Colo. SEALS ferry .. if therefore Berry doth constantly find good wholsome & cleanly Lodging and Diet for Travellers and Stablage fodder and provender or Pasturage and Provender as the Season shall require for their Horses for and dureing term of one year from .. 6th October 1732 .. and shall not suffer any unlawfull Gaming in his house nor on Sabbath Day suffer any person to Tipple more than is necessary this obligation be void .. otherwise in full force ..
      Joseph Berry
      6th October 1732 .. Bond recorded. Enoch Berry
      ===
      1735-1743 King George County Deed Book 2 (Antient Press); pp. 266-269
      Indenture made 5th July 1739 between JOHN BERRY of Brunswick Parish County King George Planter of one part and HENRY BERRY of same Planter .. for sum 10,000 pounds good Tobacco sold 250 acres whereon Henry now lives land beginning at white oak standing in the Huckelberry Swamp to land formerly belonging to WILLIAM BERRY deced now in possession of WILLIAM WHEELER & CHRISTOPHER RODGERS .. to Tan Vatt Branch .. land formerly belonging to JAMES KAY now belonging to Capt: SAMUEL SKINKER; Henry Berry's Old Feild
      .. being Part of a Tract belonging to Henry Berry deced Father of the said John Berry & Henry Berry and Demised to John as by the last will and testament of Henry Berry Senr. bearing date 9th October 1695 recourse being there- unto had ..
      Presence William Wheler, John x Berry
      Enoch Berry, Joseph Berry
      At a court held 5th July 1739 .. Deed of Feeofment (Together with Livery of Seisin) recorded.

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