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

Robert Payne

Male Abt 1604 - 1675  (~ 71 years)

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  • Name Robert Payne  [1
    Born Abt 1604  St. Neots, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Nov 1675  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I020591  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 

    Father Virginia Payne 
    Family ID F12621  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Lawson,   b. Bef 1634, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1674 and 1688, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years) 
    Married Bef 1650  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Robert Payne,   b. 1669, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1701, Paynefield, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     2. Robert {Addl Records} Payne,   b. 1669,   d. 10 Sep 1701, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F10243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 103 - 105
      AT A GENNLL COURT held at JAMES CTTY the 31st Sbr 1666
      Uppon the Petition of ROBT PAYNE shewing Civill Reasons & causes to assume the name DAVIES by wch Name he path passed and bin called for the space of aboute five years part acted as a publique officer in the Court of Rappa. married a wife acquired sevll. lands goods debts & possessions in this Country & desireing to underceive the World by manifasting his true Surname to be Payne, This Court is pleased and accordingly doth hereby make knowne & publicke to all persons concerned that the right and true name of the sd person hitherto called DAVIES and of his Wife and Issue (when he shall have any) is and shall be from henceforth called accepted and taken to Be PAYNE as abovesd and doth further order that all Officiall acts Records judgmts. instruments & proceedings of that quallity whatsoever made done Entred Kept coppied or attested by the said Payne by or undr: the name or notion of Davies shall be Esteemed accompted & held in as full and Equall force Vallue authenticasie & Esteeme as if he had acted therein by his right & true Surname and that all lands Tenemts: possessions Rights privilidge hereiditamts debts goods Servts, profitts and other Estate of wch nature Equallity kind or condicon soever Legally accquired gained Earned or possessed by the sd Payne under the borrowed named of Davies as aforesaid are confirmed & Established unto him the sd Payne and his Wife and his heires for Ever in Equall right title claime inheritance or Discent wth any other his Maties Subjects in Virginia, he the sd Payne paying all lust Debts & claimes that he path innured or contracted under the sd borrowed name
      Test FRA KIKMAN CiCur
      Recordat in Com Rappa 20th die 9bris Ano 1666
      Test ROBT, PAYNE ClCur
      James Hughes 2006-04-22 11:28:33
      The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 136

      The will of Robert Payne, Gentleman, Senior, of Rappahannock (now Essex) County, Virginia, dated March 21, 1671, proved November 4, 1675, reveals that his sister Mary and his relative Joyce were then married, for he provides that if his wife Elizabeth (daughter of Alexander Fleming) dies, and their son Robert, Junior, dies without lawful issue, "my will is that William Clapham, Alexia ffleming & Mary Clapham enjoy all and singular my lands," etc. It happened that the testator's father-in-law, Alexander Fleming, died before the will was made, so the latter's daughter, Alexia, was a legatee; and as Robert Payne, Junior, lived to inherit, Joyce ((???)) Fleming, widow of Alexander Fleming, received nothing from the estate of her relative Robert Payne, Senior, by his will recorded on page 187 of Will Book No. 1. Her good fortune, however, soon came, for she married secondly, Lawrence Washington by February 6, 1671/2.
      Old Rappahannock (Essex) Co,VA
      Payne, Robert, Gent. 24 March, 1671; 4 Nov., 1675.
      Son Robert;
      William Clapham, Alexander Flemming and Mary Clapham;
      goddaughter Mary Meeder; Elizabeth Madehard;
      wife Elizabeth, executrix;
      witnesses Richard Barber, John Meader.
      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      PAYNE, ROBERT, Gent., 24 March, 1671; 4 November, 1675.
      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Robert Payne of the County of Rappa. in Virginia Gent— considering the frailty of all flesh & the uncertain estate of this transitory life & knowing that I was born to die when it shall please God do make constitute ordain & declare this my last will & testamt. in manner & form following revoaking and annulling by these prsents all and every testament and testaments will and wills heretofore by mee made & declared either by word or writing & this is to be taken only for my last will & testament & none other— And first being penitent and sorry from the bottom of my heart for my sins past most humbly desiring forgiveness for the same I give and commit my soule unto Almighty God my saviour & redeemer in whom by the meritts of Jesus Christ I trust and believe assuredly to be saved & to have full remission & forgiveness of all my sins and that my Soule with my body at the generall day of resurrection shall rise again with joy & through the meritts of Christs death & passion possess & inherit the Kingdom of heaven prpared for his elect & chosen my body I commit to the Earth to be buried in such place where it shall please my executrix hereafter named to appoint, and now for the setling of my temporall estate & such goods Chattels, and debts as it hath pleased God farr above my deserts to bestow upon me I do order give & dispose the same in manner & form following That is to say ffirst I will that all those debts & duties which Lowe in right or conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever shall be well & truely contented & paid or ordained to be paid within Convenient time after my decease by my Executrix hereafter named Imprs. I give & bequeath unto my son Robert Payne all and singular my estate as well lands as other my estate of what quality kind or Condicon soever it be of within this Colony of Virginia reserving to my wife her accustomed third thereof only Item my will is that both my lands and other estate before & above bequeathed to my son Robert be enjoyed by him & his heirs for ever Item my will is that if my son Robert depart this life before he attaine to one and twenty years of age or have issue lawfully begotten that then I do give all and singular my sd. lands & all and Singular my other sd. estate (excepting four thousand pounds of to bacco & casque, which I will that my son Robert have delivered him at the age of Sixteen years to improve his genius with by my Executrix hereafter named out of my sd. estate) unto my sd. loving wife and her heirs for ever Item my will is that if my sd. son Robert shall depart this life before he attaine to one and twenty years of age or before he hath issue lawfully begotten and that my sd. wife allso shall die without more issue of her body lawfully begotten that then my will is that William Clapham, Alexia Flemming, & Mary Clapham enjoy all and singular my sd. lands equally to be divided between them and to their heirs for ever Item my will is that after my debts are paid that adivision be made of my said personall estate and what servants especially and Cattle belong to my said son be put on some one of my best plantatons and there managed for his interest & education & according to their cropps encreased in number of Servants and that the remainder of my other personall estate appertaining to my sd. Son be disposed of by my said Excutrix for the interest of him & no otherwise and that my sd. Son have education allowed him suitable to his estate not impoverishing the Same & that if he desire to enter thereon that he be Suffered so to do when he shall by gods grace attaine to the age of Seventeen years. Item my will is that if it shall please God that my wife happen to be with Child during my life and that the Same live to full age or being a female to Sixteen years of age or day of marriage which shall happen first & have issue lawfully begotten that it have & enjoy fifteen hundred acres of the land taking it together whereon I now live to it and its heirs for ever & one third pte of my psonall estate Excepting one Servant more to my sd. Son Robert, Item I give the first mare foale that falls of my Sorrel mare to Mary Meedor my Goddaughter with all its increase to her & her heirs for ever Item I give the second mare foale that comes of my sd. mare to Mary Clapham & her increase to her & her heirs for ever Item I give the fourth mare foale that shall come of my sd. mare to Elizabeth Madestard with her increase to her & her heirs for ever Item I do hereby nominate appoint and ordain my well beloved wife Elizabeth. Payne sole Executrix of this my last will & testament desiring Mr. Warwick Camock to see that this my will be performed in all respects as neare & as fully as Can be & that whatsoever person shall intermarry with my wife be Compelled to give bond with good Securitie for performance hereof before he be invested with any part of my son Roberts estate & that if Mr. Camoek die before that the Court of Rappa. see the same effected which is also my will so to be done. Item my will is that my son Robert have from the time of my departure of this life as well the male as female increase of his mare Rose & to him & his heirs for ever IN WITNESS of all & singular the prmises I the sd Robert Payne have hereunto put my hand & Seale this 24th day of March 1671.
      Signed, Sealed, & publish : ROBERT PAYNE Seale
      ed in prsence of us
      John Meador aged 38 years & Richard Barber aged 30 years or thereabouts depose & say that this within written is the last will & testament of Mr. Robert Payne formerly Clerk of this County and that he was in pr.fect Sence and memory to the best of their knowledge when he signed, Sealed & published the same—
      Probatr. P Sacramentum John Meador, & Richard Barber 4th die Novembr 1675
      Test Edmd Craske Cl Cur et Recordatr Test Edmd. Craske Cl Cur. Ex. Page 187.
      1665-1677 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 106
      The Mark of the hoggs & Catle of RO: PAYNE Cl is the flower de Luce on the left ear & the Staple on the right ear
      Recordatr: x die Novembris 1667
      Test RO: PAYNE Cl Cur
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL title:
      Deed Book No. 2

      p.2. Deed. 14 Jan 1692/3. Simon Miller, planter, of Essex County, to Tho. Parke, schoolmaster, of Essex Co. "know ye that I the said Simon Miller for several good considerations me hereunto moving and likewise for the Love and affection that I the said Simon Miller bear unto Tho Parke of the County of Essex schoolmaster", as much land as he shall have use of during his (Parke's) life, in Richmond County, and at his death to return to Miller's estate. This land "in the County of Richmond on the North side of Rappahannock River on the back side of Mr Hugh French his Plantation on the further side of a Marsh of Water between the Line of Mr Antho: Savage and the Line of Robert Paine"
      Rees Evans signed Simon Miller
      Samll: Jaques
      Rec. 20 Jan 1693/4

      p.4. Power of Atty. 9 Aug 1693. Symon Miller of the parish of St Marys and County of Richmond to Mr James Orchard of same County to ack the foregoing.
      Wit: signed Symon Miller
      John Battaile

      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
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 117 pgs.

      The Three Rivers Chronicle
      Publication of the Three Rivers Historical Society at Hemingway, S.C. 29554
      Volume VII March, 1987 No. 1

      William and Sarah Stone of the Northern Neck of Virginia, by Bertha C. Chandler

      There are many instances of Mr. John and Robert Payne in the Old Rappahannock County History. In the next statement page 105. The following is a list of equipment left by a carpenter and wood worker, December 28, 1623. (D. 6B, 18.)
      Part of a turning lave one plow and two irons
      One Maindrill 14 moulding plaines
      four turning tools 2 augers
      2 old fore plaines one piercer
      one smoothing plaine 3 mortis chisells
      one old Joynter 2 pieces of plank
      "Mr. John Payne & John Sanders according to their Judgment have appraised them at 350 lbs. of tobacco. Signed, John Payne and John Sanders.
      This John Payne was born abt. 1658 and married Anne Enos
      Robert Payne married Elizabeth Lawson {mm note: Elizabeth is believed to be the daughter of Alexander Fleming
      All the Paynes in Rappahannock Co. this early were believed to be the son of Ralph Payne
      Payne Records compiled by the Media Research Bureau, Washington, D.C. Simpson Genealogy, Sherrill Genealogy

      Associated with Occupatia Creek were the lands of Richard Lawson, James Gaynes, Peter Johnson, Wm. Lowry, Geo. Morris, Wm. Moseley, Peter Rucker, (my line have more information) John Weir, (another Payne associated name) Thos. Hawkins, Richard Coleman, Ralph Rowzee, Augustine Smith, Farmer, John Warren (Warring, now spelt Waring), John Pyne (Payne), Robert Payne, (not my line but have more information) Geo. Eaton, John Gillett, John Phillips,(my line) John Watson, Phillip Rowsey, John Johnson, George Pley, Henry Berry, William Gray, Henry Tandy, Alex. Newman, Valentine Allen, Cornelius Nowell, and Hugh Owen.
      James Hughes 2006-04-22 11:50:22
      The Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume I

      Editors: Epahroditus [sic] Lawson had patented land on Slaughter's Creek of the Rappahannock River adjacent to that of Major John Carter in what became Lancaster, then Rappahannock, County, Virginia, on 3 Sep 1649 (Virginia Land Patents Book 2:180). According to The Paynes of Virginia by Brooke Payne, 1977, he had married Elizabeth Madestard, daughter of Thomas Madestard, Sr. and sister of Thomas, Jr., and had by her one daughter, Elizabeth, who married Robert Payne of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia. Following the death of Epaphroditus, his widow, Elizabeth, married next William Clapham. The will of William Clapham, dated 16 Jan 1659/60 and proved 16 Jun 1660, named son William Clapham, daughter Anne and "wife my child now goeth with." Executors were his wife Elizabeth and his "brother in law" Thomas Madestard (Lancaster Records, p. 75, Fleet's Colonial Abstracts) See also Combs &c. of Richmond County, Virginia
      James Hughes 2006-04-22 11:17:36
      Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623 -1666 , Page 252

      Payne, Robert, 1653, by Roger Walter, Northumberland Co.
      Payne, Tho., 1652, by Elias Edmonds, Lancaster Co.
      Payne, Sarah, 1652, by Mr. Henry Pitt, (???) Co.
      Payne, Edw., 1650, by Mr. Epaphroditus Lawson, (???) Co. probably s/o Robert, but died early
      Payne, Tho., 1650, by John Garwood, Nansemond Co.
      Payne, Tho., 1645, by Michael Masters, Henrico Co.
      Payne, Jno. Jr., 1656, by Mr. Jno. Paine, (???) Co.
      Payne, Richard, 1654, by Mr. Francis Hamond, York Co.
      Paynes, Tho., 1850, by David Peebles, Charles City Co.
      James Hughes 2006-04-22 11:57:57
      Old Rappahannock County, Virginia – Deeds, Wills, Inventories and etc. 1663-1668, Book 3, pages 407- 411 – This Indenture made the 22nd of February 1667/8 between Robert Payne and Elizabeth his wife and Rich Mosely, both of this County of Rappahannock and Parish of Sittingbourne… Consideration: Five thousand pounds of good and lawful tobacco with caske by them in hand received at the sealing and delivery of these present do give grant alien enforced and confirmed fully clearly and absolutely unto the said Richard Mosley his heirs and assignees for ever all that eleven hundred acres of land be it more or less lying and being in the County and parish aforesaid and on the south side of Rappahannock River and formerly belonging to Richard Lawson, late of this County, deceased and now in tenure and occupation of the said Mosley and belonging to the said Robert Payne in right of his wife Eliza daughter of Epaphroditus Lawson elder, brother to the said Richard Lawson, one part of which said land (vizt) three hundred acres was purchased of Will Moseley of the aforesaid Parish and one hundred and sixty of Henry Berry formerly living in the aforesaid County by Wm. Hall late of this County Coop. and by him sold to the aforesaid Richard Lawson the other 640 acres taken up by the said Richard Lawson as by a patent in his name may and will more at large appear bearing date the 27th of February 1666 (should have been 1656) all which 1100 acres lying near and on the Branches of a Creek called Occupacia Creek. Vizt. 460 acres lying and being where the said Mosley now liveth the other 640, lying behind the now land of Wm. Mosley and known commonly by the Name of Page’s Hills… In Witness where of the said Robert and Eliza his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written. Signed and seal Ro. Payne and Eliza Payne. Witnesses W. Moseley, William Underwood, George Andrah and Lawrence Hoaker. Recorded 6 May 1668.
      Old Rappahannock County, Virginia – Deeds, Wills, Inventories and etc. 1663-1668, Book 3, pages 413-416 – Richard Moseley sold this land to William Moseley on the same date and it was also recorded on the same day. Witnesses were Ro. Payne and William Underwood.

      Notes on Immigrant Lawson's of Tidewater - A Search for Clues to the Illustration of Origins, by Caroline Kemper Bulkley; The Lawson's of Virginia (Virginia Magazine, Vol. IV, 1894.) - Elizabeth Lawson, Jr. was married to a man using the name of Davis; with him she signed at least one deed, which has been taken to mean she had two husbands. Robert Payne, her son, prosecuted and proved his claim as the heir of his grandfather Epaphroditus, against William Clapham, Jr., his grandmother's second husband. There were no "heirs named Davis" Elizabeth Lawson Jr. was the wife only of Robert Payne and mother of Robert Payne, Jr. The elder Robert Payne was the Clerk of Rappahannock County and the first clerk of Essex County.

      The Davis deed was made 11 September, 1666 and for a good price, turns over land inherited from Epaphroditus Lawson, her father, to Thomas Medestard, the brother-in-law of her step-father, possibly her uncle. It is signed Davys by attorney Fleming, who has before appeared in the parental affairs. By the time stepfather Clapham has been dead about six years. This fact may or may not have relevance in the light of Robert Payne's petition to court for resumption of his own name "20th of 9 Bris. 1666.”
      Any discussion as to the authenticity of the documents signed Davis or of the dual identity of the persons involved may be permanently settled by perusing the records of that court.

      On the 22 February 1667/68 this appears: Indenture between Robert Payne and Elizabeth his wife of Sittingbourne Parish County of Rappahannock, Virginia. It is from the Rappahannock Record Book of 1663-68. It is witnessed by William Underwood, W. Moseley and George Andrus. Elizabeth Payne came into Court and again acknowledged this contract 4 November 1674.

      The following is the full text of court action; quite evidently the justices were fully satisfied with the reasons laid before them, although they are not set forth: - "Upon the petition of Robert Payne showing civil reasons and cause to assume the name of Davis, which name he hath passed and been called for the space of about five years past, acted as a public officer in the court of Rappahannock County, married a wife acquired sevll lands goods debts and possessions in the country and desiring to undeceive the world by manifesting his true surname to be Payne, this Court is pleased and accordingly doth hereby make known and publish to all persons concerned that the right and true surname of the said person hitherto called Davis and of his wife and issue (when he shall have any) is and shall be from henceforth called, accepted and taken to be Payne as above said and doth further order that all official acts records Judgments, instruments and proceedings of that quality whatsoever made done entered copied or attested by the said Payne by or under the name of notion of Davies shall be esteemed accepted and held in as full and equal force value and authenticities and esteem as if he had acted therein by his right and true surname and that all lands, tenemts possessions, rights, privileges, heridataments, debts, goods, servants, profits and other estate of wt nature, equality kind or condition so ever legally acquired, grained, earned or possessed by the said Payne under the borrowed name of Davies as aforesaid are confirmed and established unto him the said Payne and his wife and his heirs….

      Essex County, Virginia Deeds and Wills 1695-1699, page 70 - Robert Paine (Payne) and Katharine, his wife sold to Leonard Chamberlan and Robert Coleman a tract of land, containing 900 acres, lying on the south side of Rappahannock River, which belonged to his Grandfather Epaphroditus Lawson. It was signed by Robert Payne and Katherine Payne. Wits: John Wood and Samuel Griffin. Recorded in Rappahannock County 4 October 1689. Katherine Payne appeared in the Essex County Court and relinquished her right of Dower 10 October 1689.
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~janet/Meador.html
      URL title: Janet's Genealogy Meador Family
      The last record of Abraham COMBS while still probably a resident of Old Rappa. Co VA is the following:

      11 Sep 1668(Old Rappahannock VA DB4:283) Mr. PAYNE I pray be pleased to doe me that favor as to be my atturney in ye recording of one cow calfe for the use of John MEDOR Junr & the marke & soe doing you will much oblige him who is yr Esteemed Friend. (s) Abraham COOMBES The calfe is marked with a Flowre Deluce on the right ear & a swallowfork on the Left - September the 11th 1668. Teste. John MEDOR, Samuell JOHNSON (Old Rappahannock Co, Virginia Deed Abstracts, 1668-1672, Ruth & Sam Sparacio, Antient Press, McLean, Virginia, 1987, p. 149)

      Notes: The above Robert PAYNE was godfather of Mary MEADOR, daughter of John and Joanne (COMBS?) Meador, Sr. The above is also the last record located in Virginia thus far for Abraham COMBS until a final record in 1683

      The Paynes of Virginia says that there were five different groups of Paynes in the Northern Neck and no proof that they were related but a possibility three of the five may have been. Land Grants may place them a little differently than the book.

      Payne, Brooke,,
      The Paynes of Virginia
      Richmond, Virginia.: William Byrd Press, 1937, 562 pgs.
      URL title: The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 161
      In old Rappahannock County embracing, until 1692, the present counties of Essex and Richmond, John Washington appears of record, viz.:

      "Mr John Washington Overseer of this my last will" etc., in the will signed by "the marke of Tho. TR Wright," dated 23 October, 1661, proved 10 May 1666; witnesses, Roger +Richardson, Robt. Sisson. [Will Book No. 1, p. 107.]

      "John Washington of Washington parish in Westmoreland County, Gent.," gave a power of attorney "to my loving friend George Jones of Sittingbourne parish in Rappa County," to acknowledge a parcell of land, 560 acres, "in the Freshes of Rappa County wch I lately petitioned for to the Right Honble Sr William Berkely, Knt. and Governor of Virginia and was by him granted unto me--unto Elizabeth Hoskins daughter of Anthony Hoskins late of Accomack deceased. . . . 27 December 1671. JOHN WASHINGTON Witness: JOHN WATTS, JAMES FUELLEN his mark." [Deed Book 5, p. 15.]

      Patent from Sir William Berkeley, Knt., with the advice and consent of the Council &c: 500 acres in the Freshes of Rappa about two miles from the River side, near Coghill Creeke and lands of Beth Gilson and Mr. Robert PAYNE . . . the said land being due to the said Washington, being formerly granted to Capt. Alexander Fleming by pattent September 4, 1667, and by said Fleming sold to Elizabeth Hoskins, and by her deserted & now is granted by order of the Genll Court, dated 2nd October 1671, and is further due by Transportation of Eleven persons into this Collony whose names are on the Record mentioned under this Pattant . . . yielding to our Sovereign Lord the King &c. as of his mannour of East Greenwch in fee and Common Soccage and not in Capite nor by knits' service . . . for every fifty acres yearly at the feast of St. Michael Archangle the fee rent of one shilling . . . November 3, 1673. WILLIAM BERKELEY. PHILL. LUDWELL Cl. Off. [Rappahannock Deed Book No. 5. 1672-1675, p. 262.]

      "Lt. Coll. John Washington" assigned to Cornelius Wood of Rappa County, "all my Right title and Interest in this Pattent . . . March 4, 1673. JOHN WASHINGTON. Witness: DANIEL GAINES, JOHN ROSIER." [Ibid., p. 264.] (Cornelius Wood was the husband of Elizabeth (Fleming) Wood, daughter of Alexander Fleming, then deceased, whose widow Joyce ((???)) Fleming was then the wife of Lawrence, the brother of John Washington.)
      James Hughes 2006-06-09 10:25:30
      No.1. p.46. deed of Lease. 13 March 1633/4. Martin Becker "of Plimouth within the Kingdome of England Merchant" lets to William Warren of York in Virginia, planter, a parcel of land, during the life of said William Warren and Anne his now wife. Yearly rent "a good fatt hoff of the Age of one yeare old". The land "lying upon Charles River North and upon the lands of Edmond Johnson west and upon the land of John Jackson south and joyneing to the lands of the said Martin Becker East".
      Signed Martin Becker
      Robt Paine (This name actuallly illegible. It may be Caine, or else ?)
      Francis Arksitall

      Fleet, Beverley,
      York County, 1633-1646
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 108 pgs.

      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 48
      LT. COLL. JNO. WASHINGTON, 560 acs. in the freshes of Rappa., aboute 2 mi. from the river, 3 Nov. 1673, p. 183. Beg. neer Cockill Cr. issuing into Mr. Lucas Cr., adj. Mr. Beth. Gilson, Mr. Robt. Paine &c. Granted to Capt. Alex. Fleming, 4 Sept. 1667, who sold to Elizabeth Hoskins, by her deserted, & now granted by order &c., dated 2 Oct, 1671, & further due for trans. of 11 pers: Wm. Gerley, Mary Jones, Win. Grant, Geo. Grigory, Grace Lang- by, Wm. Gray, James Bryant, Tho. Gresham, Martin Gardiner, Wm. St. Jno., Antho. Glover, Jno. Thorpe
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=127&last=&g_p=P6&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Payne, Robert.
      Publication 20 April 1668.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Paine, Payn.
      Note Location: Rappahannock County (extinct).
      Description: 3141 acres in the freshes of Rappahannock River and on the south side. 179 acres part thereof beginning &c besides the land of John Meader. Formerly Robert Thomlyn. Adjoining land of Peter Cornwell and Daniel Game near a branch side called Cattayle Branch.

      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=64&last=&g_p=P6&collect ion=LO Patent
      Title Paine, Robert.
      Publication 27 September 1667.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Payn, Payne.
      Note Location: County location not given.
      Grantee(s): Weire, Majr. John, and Robert Paine.
      Description: 1185 acres.
      URL (Click on link)
      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=64&last=&g_p=P6&collect ion=LO
      Title Weire, John, Maj.
      Publication 27 September 1667.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State
      Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: County location not given.
      Grantee(s): Weire, John, Majr. and Robert Paine.
      Description: 1185 acres on the north side of Rappa: River, nere Nanzaticon.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 64 (Reel 6).
      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;

  • Sources 
    1. [S951134] Essex County Virginia Historic Homes, Robert LaFollette, Anita Harrower, Gordon Harrower, (2002), 61.

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