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

Edward Emms

Male Abt 1693 - Aft 1749  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name Edward Emms 
    Born Abt 1693  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1749  Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I021871  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Thomas Emms,   b. Abt 1663,   d. Bef 1699, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Mother Mary Unknown Emms,   b. Bef 1667,   d. Aft 1708, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years) 
    Married Bef 1683  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret MNU Emms,   b. Aft 1697,   d. Aft 1733, Truro Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years) 
    Married Abt 1713  Truro Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lydia Emms,   b. Bef 1732, Truro Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1733, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 3 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F13306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth {unproven} Canterbury,   b. Abt 1697, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Viriginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1778, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married Between 1733 and 1749  Truro Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F13297  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Watkins John, Prince George's County, 19th June, 1703; 18th July, 1703,
      To daughter-in-law Anne Lewis, sons-in-law Thomas and John Lewis and Edward Eanis (EMMS) personalty.
      Wife Mary and son-in-law Richard Lewis, joint exs.
      Test: Henry Acton, Eliza. Marsh, Anne Acton. 11.373.
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      Recorded Copy of Will of John Watkins: Volume 11, page 438 Land office of Maryland.
      In the name of God Amen, I John Watkins of Prince George's County being sick of body but in sound and disposing memory praised begivoth to God for the same do make this my last Will and Testament
      in manner and form following; that is to say first and principally, I assign my soul to say first and principally, I assign my soul to the merciful hand of God almighty, God my creator assuredly hopeing throught the morrith of my blessed Savior to obtain full pardon and remission of all my sins and my body I comitt to ye earth whomal it was taken to be decently buried by ye decretion of my Exectrix and Executor hereinafter named.
      I will and require that my Executor and Executrix pay each of ye Five hundred pounds of tobacco unto my daughter in law [step daughter] Ann Lewis to bring her up in learning that I give her a young brundled heiffer being now three years old and her increase from this time.
      I give and bequeath unto Thomas Lewis my son in law [step son] his choice of one cow and calf and one young heiffer and ewe and on pano [pony] and half my tools carpenter and cooper and two breeding sows to be possessed with them immediatly after my decease.
      I give unto my son in law [step son] Edward Eamis my servant William Daniel.
      I give and bequeath unto John Lewis my son in law [step son] his choice of one cow and calf and one young heiffer or ewe and one lamb and two breeding sows to be possessed with them immediatly after my decease and all the rest and residual of my estate goods and chattle not herein below bequeathed after my debts and funerall expenses are discharged.
      I bequeath to my dear and loving wife Mary Watkins whom I make my Exectrix and Richard Lewis my son in law [step son] whom I make my Executor both and each of them of my last Will and testament revoking all other Wills by me heretofore made in witness whereof I have forwith set my hand this nineteenth day of June Anno Dono 1703.
      Jno Watkins
      Signed Sealed and Published in ye presence of us
      Henry Acton Ann Acton
      Eliza March
      July 18,1703
      On the back of ye proceeding Will was thus endorsed
      Then came Henry Acton, Eliza March, and Ann Acton and made profe to ye within Will at my office according to common form before me.
      Edward Willett Dty Comey
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      RE: Beginning at a White Oak page 245-249
      160 SIMPSON, RICHARD 300 15 April 1727 NN B:80 LS Wolf Run, Popeshead adjacent John Waugh.

      Richard Simpson deeded to Richard Simpson, Jr., 18 April 1745, (Fx. Deeds A:355) Richard Simpson, Jr., and Mary his wife sold 27 September 1754 to Edward Emms for 20,000 pounds inspected Tob. (Fx. Deeds C:786)

      Samuel Littlejohn sold for 225 to Samuel Talbot of Fairfax County land sold by Richard Simpson, Jr. and Mary to Edward Emms, who by last will devised to William Kincheloe, who with Mary his wife, sold to Samuel Littlejohn 20 April 1772. (Fx. Deeds L:273. 18 May 1774)

      There is a deed Talbot to Thomas Sangster recorded in missing Fairfax Deeds N:285. Thomas Sangster and Mary his wife sold for 300 current money of Virginia 16 February 1791 to William Mitchell. Deed is for 300 acres. (Fx. Deeds T:107)

      Land belonged to James Deneale 1797; Deneale had purchased of William Mitchell. (Fx. Deeds A2:174-181)
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 26-29 This Indenture made 9th/10th September 1723 between ANTHONY LYNCH of Overwharton Parish in County Stafford Planter and JOHN CONNELL of county afsd Planter .. by deeds of lease & release .. (no amount given) .. doth grant parcel o f land being part of a tract in Parish and County afsd on the North side of a run called South run being the land whereon John Connell now lives and adjoining lands of RICHARD SIMPSON containing 140 acres (Release states tract contained 150 acres) .. lying on Akotinct run ..
      Presence Wm. Taliaferro, Anthony Lynch
      Rich. Hubbard
      Att a Court held for Stafford County 11th Septembr. 1723 Then came Anthony Lynch & personally acknowledged the within Deeds .. and at the same time EDWARD EMMS by Virtue . of a Power of Attorney duly proved from PRISCILLA Wife of the said Lynch to him relinquished all her right of Dower in within premises where-upon the same was ordered to be recorded & is accordingly.
      To all to whom these presents shall come Know Ye that I Priscilla Lynch wife of Anthony Lynch have appointed .. Edward Ems my Attorney to acknowledge for me at the next Court to be held for Stafford County .. all my right of Dower in .. parcel of land .. unto John Connell and for his so doing this shall be his Warrant .. 10th Septembr. 1723.
      Presence Wm. Taliaferro, Priscilla x Lynch Richd'd. Hubbard
      Att a Court held for Stafford County 11th September 1723 the foregoing Power of Attorney proved .. Whereupon the same was ordered to be recorded and is accordingly.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK M; 1729-1748; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp. 271-273
      (in part) Cr. 1733 paid EDWARD EMMS for Levies,
      E E p Thos. Pearson
      At Court held for Stafford County June 12th 1739 Nathaniel Chapman and Thomas Pearson ExEs of SIMON PEARSON deced presented account .. admitted to record.

      === now Fairfax, Tysons Corner
      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735; Pages 114-118. Sept. 17, 1733. Edward Emms of Truro Parish, Prince William Co. to Alexander Scott of Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co....2000 lbs. of Tob. and 5 lbs. curr. money....300 a. ....in truro Parish on br. of Scotts Run....on upper side of br. corner of Cap. George Turberviles land....deed of lease and release. Edward (E) Emmes
      Wit: Ro. Brooke, Robert (R) Bates, Solomon (S) Organ, Francis (LS.) Sommers.
      Edward Emmes acknowledge the receipt of sumes of good money and legal Tob. being 2000 lbs. and 5 lbs. curr. money.
      At court Sept. 19, 1733 Edward Emmes acknowledged this release with receipt endorsed as also a bond for performance of covenants to Alexander Scott, clerk and Margaret wife of said Edward relinquished her right of Dower to lands conveyed by said deeds.
      Pages 118-119. Edward Emmes of Truro Parish, Pr. William Co., planter am bound to Alexander Scott of Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co. in sum of 100 lbs. sterl. money....Sept. 19, 1733. Condition of this obligation is such that where as the above bounden Edward Emmes by one certain indentures of lease and release unto Alexander Scott assignes a tract of land containing 300 a....on br. of Scotts Run in Truro Parish....now if Edward Emmes shall truely do make and perform all covenants in the indentures and shall also at some time between the date hereof the first day of Dec. next acknowledge the said indentures of lease and release to Alexander Scott and Margarett wife of Edward Emmes shall in the limited time remiss and quite claim any right title of dower in and to land granted by the said indentures, then this obligation to be void and of none effect. Edward (E) Emmes
      Wit: Ro. Brooke, Robert (R) Bates, Solomon (S) Organ, Francis (F.S.) Summers
      At court Sept. 19, 1733 Edward Emmes acknowledgedthis bond to Alexander Scott.
      Pages 119-120. The Rt. Hon. Tho. Lord Fairfax of Leeds Castle in Co. of Kent in Scotland and Wm. Cage of Milgate in Parish of Bearstead in same Co. devisee of Rt. Hon. Catherine Lady Fairfax dec. Proprietors of North. Neck of Va.. . .grant to, Edward Emms of Stafford Co....300 a....on br. of Scotts Run....upper side of a br....corner of Cap. Turberviles land....Oct. 15, 1726.
      Robert Carter
      At court in Pr. William Co. Sept. 19, 1733 this deed from the Proprietors for 300 a. granted to Edward Emmes is admitted to record.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735; Pages 124-126. Sept. 19, 1733. Alex. Scott of Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co. to Edward Emmes of Truro Parish, Pr. William Co wherein Edward Emmes now dwells containing 200 a. being a part of a greater belonging to Alex. Scott on Pimmetts Run in Truro Parish....line which divides John Trammells from Gerrard Trammells plantation....for term of natural lives of Edward Emms, Margaret his wife, and Lydia his daughter.
      Alex. Scott
      Wit: Ro. Brooke, James Burn, Solomon (S) Organ, Robert (R) Bates At court Sept. 19, 1733 Alexander Scott acknowledged this lease to Edward Emms, planter.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735;
      Pages 213-217. Oct. 19, 1733. Benjamin Grayson of Pr. Wm. Co. to Richard Hill of London Town, Maryland, Merchant....whereas Benjamin Grayson on March 16, 1731 obtained a deed from the Proprietors of the North. Neck of Va. of 1009 a. on north Br. of south fork of Goose Cr. and on March 17, 1731 obtained one other deed for 495 a. on head draughts of south fork of Sislines Br. and adjoining to Edward Embs and on March 18, 1731 obtained another deed for 700 a adjoining land of Middleton Shaw upon north side of Tuskorora Br for sum of 20 lbs. sterl. paid by Richard Hill....deed of lease and release.
      Benj. Grayson
      Wit: William Clifton, Fra. Searson, J. Mercer.
      Rec'd. of Richard Hill sum of 20 lbs. sterl. Oct. 20, 1733.
      At court Marcia 20, 1733 Benjamin Grayson acknowledged this release with receipt endorsed to Richard Hill.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735;
      Pages 271-275. March 6, 1734. Richard Wood of Pr. William, planter to John Mercer of Stafford, Gent for 34 lbs. 3 shillings 1238 a.... binding on land of William Hawlin above Goose Cr. ....line of Francis Awbrey....deed of lease and release.
      Richard Wood
      Wit: James Baxter, Edward (E) Emms, John Murfey (his Mark). Rec'd. of John Mercer sum of 34 lbs. 3 shilling curr. money May 6, 1734.
      At court June 19, 1734 Richard Wood acknowledged this release with receipt endorsed to John Mercer.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber L; 1748 - 1749; pp 218-221
      HIS INDENTURE made the twenty first and twenty second day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & forty Nine Between CORNELIUS KINCHELOE of the County of Prince William & the Parish of Dittengen of one part and EDWARD EMMS of the same County & Parish of other part Witnesseth that the said CORNELIUS KINCHELOE for the sum of One hundred pounds Currant money of Virginia cloth grant unto the said EDWARD EMMS tin his actual possession by vertue of an Indenture of Bargain and Sale for one whole year for five shillings Sterling & by force of the statute for transferring uses into possession ) and to his heirs forever all that tract of land containing Two hundred & Fifteen acres being in the County of Prince Wm. & Parish of Dittengen and lying upon the RUSHY BRANCH of BULL RUN beginning at the dividing line corner to DANIEL KINCHELOE extending thence South West to the RUSHY BRANCH thence along the RUSHY BRANCH North East to the dividing line thence along the dividing line North West to the beginning Together with all Buildings and advantages appertaining To Have and To Hold unto the said EDWARD EMMS & his heirs & assigns forever. In Witness whereof the sd CORS. KINCHELOE hath set his hand & Seal
      CORNELIUS KINCHELOE
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 24th day of July 1749 CORNELIUS KINCHELOE & DANIEL KINCHELOE came into Court and freely consented to the Division of Lands made between them which they claim under the WILL of JOHN KINCHELOE deced then the said CORNELIUS acknowledged this Release & Receipt to be his acts and deeds which are admitted to record
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber W; 1784 - 1787; pp 416-419
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twenty fifth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty six Between ARCHDEL CASH and MARY his Wife of County of KING GEORGE and Parish of WASHINGTON of one part and BENJAMIN COOPER of County of Prince William and Parish of DETTINGEN of other part; Witnesseth that ARCHDEL CASH and MARY his Wife for and in consideration of the sum of One hundred pounds of current money of Virginia to him in hand by these presents doth bargain sell and confirm unto BENJAMIN COOPER his heirs a certain tract of land lying in Parish & County aforesd. containing Two hundred acres of land which Land formly belong'd to WM. FLORENCE and LETTICE his Wife, GEORGE FLORENCE and NEWMAN his Wife and ELIZABETH FLORENCE and from them conveyed to EDWARD EMMS by Deeds of Lease and Release which will appear as also from said EMMS to SARAH KINCHELOE, who intermarried with the said WILLIAM TYLER. Party to these presents Begining at, a Hickory on the No. side of OCCOQUAN, thence South ten degrees East eighty eight poles to a white Oak, thence So. Sixty one and a half West to SPILLERs Line, thence with SPILLERs Line to the Run, thence down the Run the several courses to the begining. Together with all houses orchards profits and appurtenances in any wise belonging, with their and every of their rights members and appurtenances unto BENJAMIN COOPER his heirs, And ARCHDEL CASH and MARY his Wife and their heirs will warrant and defend for ever by these presents; In Witness whereof ARCHDEL CASH and MARY his Wife have subscribed their names and affixed their seals to this Indenture the day and year above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of
      ALEXR. LITHGOW, ARCHDELL CASH
      WILLIAM CARR, JOSIAS STONE, MARY CASH
      JOHN GALLOWAY, MIMA KING
      Received of BENJAMIN COOPER the within mentioned sum of One hundred pounds being the sum given for the within mentioned premises the twenty fifth day of December 1786
      ALEXR. LITHGOW, WILLIAM CARR ARCHDELL CASH
      JOSIAS STONE, JOHN GALLOWAY
      The Commonwealth of Virginia to WILLIAM CARR, ALEXANDER LITHGOW and MATTHEW HARRISON Gentlemen Greeting: (the Commission for the privy Examination of MARY the Wife of ARCHDELL CASH); Witness ROBERT GRAHAM Clerk of our said Court the 26th day of December in the 11th year of the Commonwealth 1786
      Prince William Sct. Agreeable to the within to us directed, we privately and apart from her said Husband examined MARY CASH who voluntarily and freely relinquished her Right of Dower in the within mentioned land this 26th day of December 1786

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