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

Joseph Berry

Male 1691 - 1749  (58 years)


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  • Name Joseph Berry 
    Born 1691  St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Nov 1749  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I019514  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 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 F12128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Sim Cox,   b. 1695, St. Mary's Paish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1749, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married Abt 1717  St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah {Unproved} Berry,   b. 1720, St Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1789, Fair Forrest Creek, Spartanburg County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Frances Berry,   b. 11 Nov 1721, St Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1791, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Joseph Berry,   b. 27 Apr 1723, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1807, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Benjamin Berry,   b. 16 Oct 1724, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Henderson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     5. Margaret Berry,   b. 14 Jun 1725, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1725, St. Pauls Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Withers Berry,   b. 1728, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1755, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     7. Margaret {unproven} Berry,   b. Bef 1733, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1755, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years)
     8. Thomas Berry,   b. 17 Jul 1735, "Berry Plain", Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1818, Briers, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     9. Baldwin Berry,   b. 1737, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1778, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years)
     10. Reuben Berry,   b. Abt 1739, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1774, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F12132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Deposition 04/18/1748, age 57 years (Fairfax Co, Virginia court)
      resided St Paul's Parish, Stafford Co-1777-King George Co
      sold Dogue Run Mill 29 Dec 1725 to Andrew Harrison & Richard Griffin
      ===
      Children of Catherine Simcock and Joseph (Capt) Berry are:
      i. Frances Berry was born NOV 11 1721 in St Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, and died 1791 in King George County, Virginia. She married Thomas Golding JAN 28 1738. He died 1738. She married Thomas Dobyns ABT 1743. He died 1748 in Caroline Co, Virginia. She married James Davis 1749 in King George County, Virginia, son of Joshua Davis and Frances Harrison. He was born ABT 1731, and died FEB 1808 in King George County, Virginia.
      ii. Joseph Berry was born APR 27 1723 in Stafford County, Virginia (now King Geo), and died APR 1807 in Frederick Co, Virginia. He married Mary Fairfax ABT 1748. She was born ABT 1725, and died ABT 1775. He married Huldah Huitt ABT 1780. She was born ABT 1755, and died 1823 in Frederick Co, Virginia.
      iii. Benjamin Berry was born OCT 16 1724 in Stafford County, Virginia, and died 1820 in Henderson Co, Kentucky. He married Elizabeth Thornley BEF DEC 23 1758, daughter of John Thornley and Anne Woffendale. She was born ABT 1730 in King George County, Virginia ?.
      iv. Margaret Berry was born JUN 14 1726 in St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia.
      v. Withers Berry was born ABT 1730.
      vi. Thomas (Capt) Berry was born ABT JUL 1733 in "Berry Plain", King Geo Co, Virginia, and died DEC 18 1818 in Frederick Co, Virginia. He married Frances Kendall AUG 1757 in Frederick Co, Virginia, daughter of Samuel Kendall and Elizabeth Woffendall. She was born ABT 1735 in King George County, Virginia, and died 1806/1818 in Frederick Co, Virginia.
      vii. Baldwin Berry was born ABT 1734.
      viii. Reuben Berry was born ABT 1735 in King George (or Stafford) Co, Virginia, and died BEF 1809. He married Margaret Martin, daughter of Francis Martin.
      ix. Margaret Berry was born ABT 1725 in Stafford County, Virginia, and died 16 JUL 1725 in Stafford County, Virginia.
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      BERRY, Frances, daughter of Joseph and Catherine, November 11, 1721.
      BERRY, Joseph, son of Joseph and Catherine, April 27, 1723.
      BERRY, Benjamin, son of Joseph and Catherine, October 16, 1724.
      BERRY, Margaret, daughter of Joseph and Catherine, June 14, 1726.
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      James Hughes 2006-05-09 12:52:39
      Colonial America, 1607-1789 VA Census Index , Page 582

      Berry, Joseh VA STAFFORD CO. 1723 RENT ROLL
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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 trac,t 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 m 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.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vastaffo/brickwall.htm
      URL title: Stafford County, Virginia Brick Wall Query Board
      Note:
      King George County Will Book A-1:91 Will of Margaret Boyle of Hanover Parish, KG County dated 12/23/1732. Names son as William Jennings, daughter as Penelope Jennings and daughter as Margaret Boyle. Friends Robert Benson and William Alsup named as Executors. Witnessed by Wm. Mumford, John Wise and Joseph Berry.

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      1753-1765 King George County Deed Book 4 (Antient Press); pp. 399-402
      ndenture made 22nd/23rd December 1758 between BENJAMIN BERRY of parish Hanover & county King George one of the sons and devisees named in the last will and testament of JOSEPH BERRY late of same parish & county Deceased and ELIZABETH his wife of one part and CHARLES CARTER Esqr. of same .. Whereas Joseph Berry the Testator was in his life time and at the time of his death possessed in his Demesne of a good estate and in a certain parcel of land in King George County containing 250 acres .. departed this life on (blank) day of November 1749 having first made his last will and testament in writing whereby he bequeathed the said parcel of land being the plantation whereon he then lived unto his two sons BENJAMIN BERRY & JOSEPH BERRY .. and whereas the parcel of land has been divided since the decease of the Testator and held separately between Benjamin and Joseph Berry and the said Benjamin hath agreed to sell his part to Charles Carter for Two hundred and Twenty pounds Three shillings and nine pence current money of Virginia Now This Indenture witnesseth .. Benjamin Berry and Elizabeth his wife have sold that parcel of land containing in the whole 100 acres .. said piece of land being part of a larger quantity of land originally granted to ENOCH DOUGHTY on whose death the same descended to his Daughter MARGARET DOUGHTY who intermarried with WILLIAM BERRY Father by the said Margaret of the said Joseph Berry the Testator ..
      Presence John Tennant, Benja. Berry
      Wm. Allan, John Threlkeld,
      Francis Taliaferro, Jos: Jones
      At a court held 5th July 1759 .. Deeds of lease and release admitted to record.
      Know all men .. I BENJAMIN BERRY of county King George am firmly bound unto CHARLES CARTER of same county Esquire in penal sum of Four hundred and forty pounds Seven shillings and six pence current money of Virginia .. 23rd December 1758. Condition .. Benjamin Berry & Elizabeth his wife shall well and truly acknowledge said deeds of lease and release within eight months in the County Court of King George ..
      Presence John Tennant, Wm. Allan, John Threlkeld Benja. Berry
      At a court held 5th July 1759 .. bond admitted to record.

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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 237
      Note:
      Captain Lawrence Washington died at the age of thirty-nine years, before he had increased by more than a few hundred acres his patrimony in land. His principal purchase of land, made two years before he died, was the Liston tract which he bequeathed to his son Augustine, who turned it into a "Quarter" for slaves, and who in 1743 bequeathed the income of the quarter to his widow, Mary (Ball) Washington, for five years after his death. As this Liston tract has been stated to be the Wakefield site upon which stood the house in which George Washington was born, we give an abstract of the deed of its purchase of the owners in England by Captain Lawrence Washington, which proves that the entire tract was west of Bridges' Creek (as JOSEPH BERRY's official survey of 1743 also shows), and that no part of it was within a mile of the house (built soon after 1717) on Pope's Creek in which George Washington was born. Captain Lawrence Washington never owned or lived upon the site of his illustrious grandson's birthplace. Instead, he lived and died west of Bridges' Creek. The indenture is important in several other respects
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      George Tankersley operated the ferry over Rappahannock River, succeeding William Taliaferro at The Mount, above present Rappahannock Academy in Caroline County. The ferry cross to land of Joseph Berry near Dogue Creek in King George County.
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      James Hughes 2006-01-13 14:30:09
      EDWARD BURGE(SS)

      Edward's land was originally part of a 375-acre parcel granted by Lord Fairfax, Proprietor of the Northern Neck, to Sim (or Simon or Lem) Cox on 7 Mar. 1694/95 O.S. in Stafford and Richmond Cos., adjoining George King, HENRY BERRIE (BERRY), Hale's Cart Path (i.e., the Rowling Road), Owmen Creek (now Kays Run), James Key Jr., [no first name given] Owen, Lewis Griffin, Bunburry's Corner, on the so-called Machotak Dams (or Upper Machodoc Creek); the grant was witnessed by Thos. Catlett, William Strother, and JOSEPH BERRY (Northern Neck Grant Book #2, p. 128). Sim or Lem Cox (his name appears both ways) later sold the land off piecemeal, the 100-acre section which became Edward's farm going originally to John Seamans's father. The Burgess land was peculiarly shaped, its top part looking like the cut-off half of a hexagon, with the bottom section coming to two very sharp points, as if perched on a single stilt, with one projection to the left. His land falls in an area on Route 3 near Arnolds Corner (the junction of Route 3 with County Route 208), about two miles southwest of the present-day courthouse at King George village, and just a few miles northeast of the Bronaugh plantation on Lambs Creek.
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      1720, May 14 Joseph Berry of Stafford to William Daniel of St. Ann's Parish 250 acres, part of dividend of 4763 acres gtd to Enoch Doudy in K&Q .. corner to Thomas Jackson in line of William Berry . Corner trees to Honour Powell .. to main swamp of Tuckahow (signed) Joseph Berry, Catherine Berry wit: James Lindsey, Thomas (T) Jackson. [Essex Deeds No. 16 p. 173-4] May 16, 1720 Joseph Berry to James Lindsey 150 acres .. corner tree to Lawrence Taliaferro .. main swamp to Tuckahoe .. line of William Daniel .. Honour Powell .. wit: Thomas (T) Jackson, William (W) Daniel. [p. 175-6]

      1718-1721 Essex County Deed Book No. 16; {John Frederick Dorman}:
      Pages 75-77.
      1721, Aug 21 Joseph Berry of Stafford to William Daniel of Essex .. 300 acs .. corner to James Lindsey & Mr Larrance Taliaferro thence West along sd Taliaferro's line to Mr William Beverley thence South to .. Thomas Jackson, thence along said Jackson's line East to James Lindsey wit: Thomas (T) Jackson [Essex Deeds p. 75-77]

      1727, April 17 Thomas Jackson of Spotsylvania Co. to Isaac Tinsley of King & Queen 100 he bought of Joseph Berry adj land of Sarah Tinsley wit: Samuel Bizwell, Thomas Crutcher, Cornelius Reynolds. [Essex Co. Deed Bk 18 p. 298-9. Linda note: Same date Thomas Jackson of Spots. Co. to He[n]ry Tinsley of King & Queen land in K&Q Jackson bought of Joseph Berry 100 acres adj lands of Sarah Tinsley. Wit: Samuel Bizwell, Thomas Crutcher, Cornelius Reynolds. Essex Deed Bk 18 p. 278 per Saparacio Pamunkey
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 237
      Note:
      years before he died, was the Liston tract which he bequeathed to his son Augustine, who turned it into a "Quarter" for slaves, and who in 1743 bequeathed the income of the quarter to his widow, Mary (Ball) Washington, for five years after his death. As this Liston tract has been stated to be the Wakefield site upon which stood the house in which George Washington was born, we give an abstract of the deed of its purchase of the owners in England by Captain Lawrence Washington, which proves that the entire tract was west of Bridges' Creek (as Joseph BERRY's official survey of 1743 also shows), and that no part of it was within a mile of the house (built soon after 1717) on Pope's Creek in which George Washington was born. Captain Lawrence Washington never owned or lived upon the site of his illustrious grandson's birthplace. Instead, he lived and died west of Bridges' Creek. The indenture is important in several other respects:Neighbors. One of these two entries errs.]

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      1717-1722 Essex Co VA Deed Book 16; Antient Press: (Page 173-4)
      Pages 173-74.-14 May 1720 Joseph Berry of Stafford County to William Dannill of St. Anne's Parish Essex County, For 37.10 sterling 250 acres, part of a devidend containing 4763 acres, formerly granted to Enoch Doudy situate in theCounty of King and Queen corner to Thomas Jackson in the line Of Wm Berry ... corner trees to Honour Powell ... to the main swamp of Tuckahow
      Joseph Berry
      Catherine Berry
      Wit: James Lindsey, Thomas Jackson,
      17Mary1720 Acknowledged by Joseph Berry
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      1717-1721 Essex County Virginia Deed Book 17; {Antient Press}: Page 77
      Stafford County KNOW ALL BY these presents that I CATHERINE BERRY now Wife of JOSEPH BERRY doe by virtue of these presents Ordain WILLIAM PICKET of Essex County my lawfull Attorney in my name to acknowledge & relinquish my right of Dower to & out of 550 acres of land in King & Queen County to WILLIAM DANIELL of Essex County & that I doe so freely & without compultion. In Witness I have set my hand & seal the 19th day of July 1722
      Witness JAMES LINDSEY, Catherine Berry
      THOMAS JACKSON
      At a Court held for Essex on ye 21 day of Augt 1722 This Power of Attorney admitted to record
      THIS INDENTURE made the Eighteenth day of July 1722 Between JOSEPH BERRY of Stafford County planter of one part & WILLM. DANIELL of Essex County Planter Witnesseth that said Joseph Berry for sum Fifty pounds to him already paid doth hereby sell unto the said William Daniell his heirs forever 300 acres of land being part of a tract of land containing 4000 acres which Pattent was formerly granted to ENOCH DOWDY lying in king & Queen County and bounded Beginning at a small black oak corner tree to JAMES LINDSEY & Mr. LARRANCE TALI AFERRO thence West along the said Taliaferros line to a white oak standing in line of Mr. WILLIAM BEVERLEY thence South along said Beaverlys line to a hickory corner tree to THOMAS JACKSON thence along said Jacksons line East to a red oak Corner tree to James Lindsey thence along Lindseys line North to the Beginning
      Presence of JAMES LINDSEY, Joseph Berry
      THOMAS JACKSON Catharine Berry
      Willm Daniel
      At a Court held for Essex County the 21 day of August 1722
      Joseph Berry & Katherine Berry by WILLIAM PICKET her Attorney acknowledg'd their Deed of land to William Daniell which is admitted to record.
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      1724-1728 Essex County Virginia Deed Book 18; {Antient Press}: Page 228-229
      THIS INDENTURE made the Eighteenth day of October 1726 Between JOSEPH BERRY of Stafford County of one part & JAMES LINDSEY of County of Essex Witnesseth that said Joseph Berry for sum of twenty two pounds Ten shillings Sterling money of great Brivaine by ye said James Lindsay in hand pay'd the said Joseph Berry by these presents doth confirm unto the said James Lindsey a parcell of land being in King & Queen County on or near the head of a Swamp called Beverleys Runn bounded as followeth Begining at a red oak standing in Mr. LAWRENCE TALIAFERROs line thence with the same binding thereon West 106 poles to a black oak corner to WILLIAM DANIELs land thence with the said Daniels line South 226 poles to angle of a white oak and hickory corner to the said William Daniel thence East 106 poles to a red oak corner to the said Daniel thence North 226 poles to the abovementioned begining containing the just Quantity of 130 acres the said land being formerly granted & sold by said Joseph Berry to the said James Lindsey by Deeds bearing date the 17th day of May 1720 & the said James Lindsey not likeing the then made title path now renewed the same and also that the said Joseph Berry his heirs will acknowledge this Deed in Essex County Court & his Wife KATHERINE there relinquish her right of Dower in the premises to James Lindsey his heirs .
      In presence of EDWARD WALKER, Joseph Berry
      JOSEPH CALLOWAY, JOHN VAWTER
      At Court held for Essex County the 18th day of October 1726
      This Deed of Land indented is admitted to record
      Be it remembered that on the 18th day of October 1726 full & peaceable possession was given & delivered by Joseph Berry to James Lindsey by turf & Twig according to the intent of the Indenture within written in the presence of WILLIAM DANIEL, EDWARD
      WALKER JOSEPH CALLOWAY.
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court the 18th day of October 1726 & ordered to be recorded.
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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
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      1733-1738 Essex County Virginia Deed Book 20; {Antient Press}: Page 41-43
      THIS INDENTURE made the Fifth day of August 1733 Between GEORGE BECKHAM of the County of Essex of one part and HENRY BERRY of the County of KING GEORGE of other part Witnesseth that the sd George Beckham hath granted sett and to farm lett unto sd Henry Berry land in Essex County containing Forty three acres being an undivided third part of One hundred and forty acres which aforesd George Beckham holds by virtue of a Dower his Wife ANN BECKUM has in the sd One hundred and forty acres beingWidow of GEORGE PLEY BERRY decd the sd land lying on Occupacy Creek for the rents and duties hereafter mentioned and the term of nineteen years from the 25th of December next insuing the date hereof To Hold the said land with the appurtenances during the term of Nineteen years sd Henry Berry yealding & paying therefore yearly unto sd George Beckum his heirs on the sd Plantation at the Feast of Saint Luke being the 18th day of October ye yearly rent of One year of Indian Corn and besides the sd yearly rent the sd Henry Berry doth oblilge himselfe to pay on demand the Just sum of Three pounds Six shillings and if at any time the whole or any part of the sd yearly rent be behind or unpaid twenty days that then it may be lawful' for sd George Beckum to enter the sd land and being so entred to make distress to keep untill sd Rent be satisfied . . .
      In presence of us THOMAS BUNBURY, George Beckum
      JOHN WEATHERAL, JOSEPH BERRY
      At a Court held for Essex County the 11th day of November MDCCXXXIII
      This Lease indented proved by oaths of John Weatherall and Joseph Berry two of the witnesses thereto and is admitted to record.
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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1-A, (Antient Press); pp. 327
      ndenture 25th December 1734 between JAMES JONES Parish of Brunswick King George County & CHARLES JONES of same .. for rent of 700 pounds good Tobacco & cask to be paid convenient unto JAMES JONES yearly during life of CHARLES JONES & also MARY his wife from date hereof .. to farm lett land that was lay'd out by JOSEPH BERRY for the thirds of AMY RUSH which is bounded by the lands of GRACE STUART & SAML. SKINKER & land of JOHN OWENS & EDWARD HUMPSTED & divided by line from other land & is the Dwelling Plantation whereon CHARLES JONES now liveth & is valued to be 50 acres ..
      Presence Rowland Thornton, James Jones
      Jno. Naylor, Rich'd. Griffiths Chas. Jones
      7th March 1734 .. Deed of Lease recorded.

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      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
      d testament of Henry Berry Senr. bearing date 9th October 1695 recourse being thereunto 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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      1743-1753 King George County Deed Book 3 (Antient Press); pp. 334
      Indenture made 3rd May 1750 between JOHN GREGG of King George County Carpenter & Joyner of one part and THOMAS BERRY Son of Capt. JOSEPH BERRY of other .. Thomas Berry doth bind himself for term of five years during which .. not to absent himself without consent .. obey .. Gregg to pay five pounds of Virginia currency pr year .. doe his utmost to learn him the trade of a Carpenter & Joyner ..
      Presence Benja. Berry, John Gregg
      Richard Bryan Thomas Berry
      At a court held 4th May 1750 .. Indenture recorded.

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