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

Richard Taliaferro

Male 1665 - 1715  (~ 51 years)


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  • Name Richard Taliaferro 
    Born Between 1664 and 1665  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Jan 1714/15  Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I022424  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Robert Taliaferro,   b. 11 Nov 1626, Stepney Parish, Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1671, York, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Catherine Dedman,   b. 1626, Kent County, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1698, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 73 years) 
    Married Abt 1653  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F45276  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Winfield,   b. Bef 1678, Bahamas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1718, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years) 
    Married 1694  Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Martha Taliaferro,   b. 1698, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1726, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     2. Richard Taliaferro,   b. Abt 1700,   d. 19 May 1721, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
     3. Catherine Taliaferro,   b. 1706, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1731, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     4. Sarah Taliaferro,   b. Bef 1710, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1732, 'Walsingham' Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F13594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Father: Robert Taliaferro was born 11 Nov 1626 in Stepney Parish, Middlesex, England, and died BET. NOV 1670 - NOV 1671 in Gloucester or Essex County, Virginia. He was the son of Francis Taliaferro and Bennett Haie.

      Mother: Katherine Debnam died 1762.
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      Richmond County, Virginia Wills and Inventories 1707-1719; {Robert K. Headley, Jr}:
      p.237 - Richard TALIAFERRO, inv. pres. by Thomas TURNER adm; 7 Mar 1715/16. [Richard TALIAFERRO mar. Sarah ], dau. of Martha WINFIELD. They had the fol. chil: Martha, Richard, Catherine, and Sarah. MRC, p.203.)
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      KING GEORGE COUNTY ORDERS 1731-1723
      King George County Court 2nd of June 1721; pg 4
      - WILLIAM STROTHER. ROWLAND THORNTON, BENJAMIN STROTHER and WILLIAM STROTHER jUNR. or any three of them are appointed some time between this and the next Court to Inventory and appraise all and singular the Estate of RICHARD TALIAFERRO deced.. which shaH be presented to their view (the said Estate to be appraised in mony) and make report thereof to the next Court. Capt. JOSEPH STROTHER or any other Justice of the peace for this County is requested to administer an Oath to the appraisors for their true appraisement of the said decedent's Estate and also to THOMAS TURNER and MARTHA his Wife, the Administrators, for their true discovery thereof
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      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 13-15
      TO ALL XPIAN people to whom these presents shall come I FRANCIS TALLIAFERRO of the County of GLOUCESTER in the Colony of Virginia Gent., Son and heire apparent of ROBERT TALLIAFERRO of the County of Rappa. in the Collony aforesaid Gent. send Greeting. Know yee that in as much as my said deced Father joyntly with LAURENCE SMITH of the County of GLOUCESTER and Collony aforesaid did take up and pattent Six thousand three hundred acres of land being in the said County of Rappa: and beginning at the mouth of SNOW CREEK on the South side of Rappa. River & thence running the severall coruses in the Pattent for the same expressed as by the said Pattent dated the 26th day of March Anno Dom: One thousand Six hundred Sixty and six (relation thereto may appeare) and also for as much as my said deced Father and the said LAURENCE SMITH by their mutuall agreement under their hands and recorded in GLOUCESTER COUNTY COURT the 16th day of May 1667 did oblige themselves each that if either of them should happen to dye before division of the said lands made the heires of him soe dying should have equall right and propriety with the Survivor. Now know yee that I the said FRANCIS TALLIAFERRO for the natural love and affection which I beare unto my dear Brothers, RICHARD and CHARLES TALLIAFERRO, and the desire I have of their future setticmt. and for diverse other good considerations have granted unto my said Brothers, RICHARD and CHARLES TALLIAFERRO, also to their heires Sixteen hundred acres of land part of the abovesd Six thousand three hundred of land and for their heirs to be laid out and bounded with marked trees as followeth (that is to say) to begin at the upper corner tree of the head of JOHN TALLIAFERROs land by me to him convayed by Deed of Equally date and runing West for length according to the back line of the said Patent and for the breadth upon JOHN TALLIAFERROs land according to the Pattent and all the right wch I now have To have and to hold the said Sixteen hundred acres of land with all its rights unto the said RICHARD and CHARLES TALLIAFERRO and their heires forever. Know yee that I the said FRANCIS TALLIAFERRO doe intend and it is the meaning of these presents that if either of my said Brothers shall happen to die before they attaine to ye age of twenty one yeares that then in such case the above granted sixteen hundred acres shall be and remaine unto ye Survivor but if when my said Brother, RICHARD, come of age and doe desire Division of the premisses to be made that he have and it is my intent that he shall have (after division made) his first choice and lastly Know yee that I the said FRANCIS TALLIAFERRO do hereby for myselfe my heires with them my said Brothers their heirs shall quietly have all the above granted prmisses without the lawfull lett of me my heires or any other persons claiming under me In Witness whereof I have sett my hand & seale this 28th day of September 1682 Sealed and delivered in prsence of us
      JOHN MANN, FRANCIS TALLIAFERRO
      HENRY HILL, Clerk
      LEWIS BURWELL
      RICHARD BROOKE
      Recognitr in Cur Comr. Rapp 7 die Febry 1682 et Recordatr xiiii die
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      1701-1704 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 3; Antient Press: (Page 311)
      THIS INDENTURE made this thirty first day of July in the yeare of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and four Betweene JOHN REYNOLDS of the Parish of ST. MARY in the County of Richmond of the one part and Mr. RICHARD TALIAFERRO of the County of ESSEX of the other part. Wittnesseth that the said JOHN REYNOLDS hath granted unto the said RICHARD TALIAFERRO and to his heires and assignes forever a certaine parcel of Land containeing by estimation Two hundred acres more or less being part of a Patent of Five hundred acres (granted to WILLIAM REYNOLDS deceased and the said JOHN REYNOLDS by Collo. WILLIAM FITZHUGH, Agent for the PROPIETORS of the NORTHERN NECK) beareing date the fifteenth day of October One thousand six hundred ninety and seven, the said Two hundred acres of Land as aforesaid to begin att a marked white Oake being the lover corner tree of ROBERT PAYNEs line by the side of Sunken Ground opposite to certaine Glade, running from the said white Oake North into the woods to a Swamp supposed to be seventy or eighty paces from the Dwelling House of WILLIAM REYNOLDS, and from thence a cross to the East line of the said Patent, and from thence along the said line downe to the River and athwart to the prime station, the River being the natural' bounds, together wth: all houses gardens orchards wth: all other premisses to the said land appertaineing and all the right and interest which the said JOHN REYNOLDS hath or ought to have to the sd Land and premisses as aforesaid for and in consideration of a Negro Man and four thousandpounds of Arronoko Tobbo: and casks to him payd. before the ensealing of these presents by the said RICHARD TALIAFERRO, the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and himselfe therewith fully satisfyed; To have and to hold all and every part of the afore- said Land with all appurtenances and priviledges of the premisses above sold to the only use and proper behoofe of the said RICHARD TALIAFERRO his heirs' s and assignes for ever more; And that he the said JOHN REYNOLDS hath full power to grant and sell the said premisses and furthermore the said JOHN REYNOLDS doth for himselfe his heires covenant that he the said RICHD. TALIAFERRO his heires may forever peaceably and quietly hold and enjoy all the said premisses without any lett or interruption of the said JOHN REYNOLDS his heires or assignes or without any manner of lawfull molestation of any persons whatsoever, And also the said JOHN REYNOLDS on the behalfe of himselfe his heires will att all times and upon the request costs and charges in the Law of the said RICHARD TALIAFERRO his heires doth suffer and acknowledge all and every such things in the Law as shall be devised for the assurance and sure makeing of the above mentioned Land and premisses. In Wittness whereof he hath hereunto sett his hand and seale the day and yeare above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
      OSWALD ELLAM JOHN REYNOLDS, the marke of
      FRANCIS TALIAFERRO
      WM: NEWTON, his marke
      JOSHUA DAVIS 1704
      Recognitr: in Cur Com Richmd. 6th 10bris: 1704 & recordatr: 13th die
      Test JAMES SHERLOCK, Cl Cur
      Mr. JOSHUA DAVIS 8ber: 3d: 1704
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      1708-1711 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 5; Antient Press: (Page 312)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee RICHARD TALIAFERRO, JOHN: SOMMERVILE and THOMAS WHITE of Richmd. County are held and firmly bound unto the worshipfull Justices of the County of Richmond in the sum of Five hundred pounds current money of Virginia payable to said Justices to which payment we bind our selves our heirs by these presents as Witness our hands & seals this seventh day of March Anno Dom. 1710
      The Condition of this obligation is such that if RICHARD TALIAFERO shall pay unto RICHARD, MARTHA and CATHERINE TALIAFERO, Legatees of MARTHA (this name is blurred by ink - (W)INDFEILD) late in New England deced or to whom it shall of right belong all such estate belonging to said Legatees as the said Legatees shall attaine to lawfull ages or when required by the said Court, and also save and keep harmless the said Justices their heirs from all trouble that may arise about the estate, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remaine and be in full force and vertue
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
      R. BEVERLEY, RICHD. TALIAFERO
      THOS: DICKENSON JNO. SOMMERVELL
      THOMAS WHITE
      Acknowledged in Richmond County Court ye seventh day of March one thousand seven hundred and tens by the above named RICHARD TALIAFERO, JOHN SOMMERVELL and THOMAS WHITE and ordered to be recorded
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      1714-1720 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 7; Antient Press: (Page 90)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these p:sents that we THOMAS TURNER, NICHOLAS SMITH & JOHN LOMAX of County of Richmond are held and firmly bound unto the Worspll, his Maties: Justices of the peace for the sd: County in the full and just sume of Twohundred pounds Sterling to the which payment well & truely to be made we hind ourselves our heires firmly by these p:sents; Sealed with our seales and dated this Fourth day of Janry: 1715
      THE CONDITION of this obligation is such that if the above bound THOMAS TURNER, Admr, of all the goods chattells & creditts of RICHARD TALIAFERRO deced., do make a true and perfect Inventory of all the goods chattells & creditts of the sd. deced,, and the same so made do exhibit the same in the County Court of Richmond when thereunto required by the sd: Court, and the same goods chattells and creditts shall well and truely administer according to Law, And further do make a just and true account of his actings and doings therein when thereto required by the sd: Court, and shall deliver & pay unto such persons respectively as the Justices by their order or Judgment shall direct pursuant to the Laws in that case made and provided; And if it shall hereafter appear that any Last Will &Testment -was made by the sd: decd and the Exr, or Exrs. therein named do exhibit the same in sd: Court making request to have it allowed & approved, accordingly if the said THOMAS TURNER being thereunto required do render and deliver up his Letters of Administration approbation of such Testamt. being first had and made in sd. Court; Then this obligation to be void and of none effect, otherwise to remaine in full force and virtue Acknowledged in Richmond County Court the fourth day of January 1715 by THOMAS TURNER, NICHOLAS SMITH & JOHN LOMAX and ordered to be recorded
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
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      1710-1711 Richmond Co VA Order Book 5; Antient Press: (Page 229)
      Richmond County Court 7th of March 1710/1711
      TALIAFERRO p Guardian.
      Upon the motion of MARTHA TALIAFERRO, Daughter of Collo. RICHARD TALIAFERRO, the said RICHARD was admitted her Guardian, giveing security according to Law, and on motion of RICHARD TALIAFERRO for and on behalf of his Son, RICHARD TALIAFERRO, aged about tenn years, and his Daughter, CATHERINE TALIAFERRO, aged about four years, he is by this Court admitted Guardian unto them, also giveing security according to Law. Whereupon JAMES SOMMERVELL and THOMAS WHTE became his Securitys and together with RICHARD TALIAFERRO entred into Bond and acknowledged the same in Court, which is ordered to be recorded
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      1710-1711 Richmond Co VA Order Book 5; Antient Press: (Page 229)
      Richmond County Court 7th of March 1710/1711
      ANDREWS &c, about TALIAFERRO,
      WILLIAM ANDREWS and HENRY LONG this day in open Court did declare and make Oath that they did see MRS. SARAH TALIAFERRO, the Widow of RICHARD TALIAFERRO, of this County of Richmond, in good health the night before this Court and that they do not know anything to the contrary but that she is so at this time
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 405-07.
      9-10 May 1711. Richard Taliaferro of Richmond County and Charles Taliaferro of Essex County, Gent., to William Woodford of Essex County, Gent. Lease and release; for 65 sterling. 1600 acres given to them by their brother Francis Taliaferro deceased, by deed 28 Sept. 1682, being part of a patent of 6300 acres granted to Robert Taliaferro and Lawrence Smith 26 March 1666 ... bounded ... at the upper corner of the head of John Taliaferro's land pursuant to deed to him made by Francis Taliaferro, deceased ...
      Richd. Taliaferro
      Charles Taliaferro
      Wit: Ja. Walker, Francis Gouldman.
      10 May 1710. Acknowledged by Richard Taliaferro and CharlesTaliaferro. Sarah wife of Richard Taliaferro by Charles Taliaferro her attorney and Mary wife of Charles Taliaferro by Richard Taliaferro her attorney relinquished their rights of dower.
      10 May 1710. Bond of Richard Taliaferro of Richmond County and Charles Taliaferro of Essex County, Gent., to William
      Woodford of Essex County, Gent. For 130 sterling. To fulfill covenants in indentures.
      Richd. Taliaferro
      Charles Taliaferro
      Wit: Ja. Walker, Francis Gouldman.
      10 May 1711. Acknowledged.
      8 May 1711. Brother Charles Taliaferro: I desire you All appear as my attorney to acknowledge my right of dower.
      Sarah Taliaferro
      Wit: Jno. Lomax, Robt. Cooke.
      10 May 1711. Proved by John Lomax and Robert Cooke.
      8 May 1711. Brother Richd. Taliaferro: I desire you will appear as my attorney to acknowledge my right of dower.
      Mary Taliaferro
      John Battaile, Richard Johnson.
      10 May 1711. Proved by John Battaile and Richard Johnson.




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      1716-1717 Richmond Co VA Order Book 7; Antient Press: (Page 152)
      Richmond County Court 2d of May 1717
      - TURNER &c. v TALLIAFERO, &c.
      The suit in Chancery between THOMAS TURNER and MARTHA his wife, one of the Daughters of RICHRARD TALLIAFERO, Gent., late of Richmond County, deced., Complt. and SARAH TALLIAFERO, Widow and Relict of RICHARD TALLIAFERO, Gent., deced. Respondt., at motion of Respondt. time is given her to put in her Answer
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      1742-1751 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book D; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      May 6, 1746. William Woodford of Caroline Co., Gent., and Anne, his wife, to John Champe of King George Co., Gent. 640 curr. (mortgage). 1600 a. in Spts. Co., purchased by sd. Woodford of Richard Taliaferro and Charles Taliaferro, to whom it was conveyed by the brother, Francis Taliaferro, by deed Dated Sept. 28, 1682, and part of a pat. granted their father, Robert Taliaferro, and one Lawrence Smith, March 26, 1666; also slaves. Witnesses, T. Turner, Peter Daniel. May 6, 1746.

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