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

Sarah Harper

Female Abt 1658 - Aft 1714  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name Sarah Harper 
    Born Abt 1658  Sittingborne Parish, Old Rapphannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1714  St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I022572  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2019 

    Father William Harper,   b. Abt 1607, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 7 Sep 1671, Sittingborne Parish, Old Rapphannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Mary Gray,   b. Bef 1629,   d. Aft 1673, Sittingborne Parish, Old Rapphannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years) 
    Married England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13749  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Henry Berry,   b. 1652, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1695, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married Abt 1672  Sittenbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Berry,   b. Abt 1685, Sittenbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1739, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     2. Martha Berry,   b. Bef 1689, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1714, St. Ann's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years)
     3. William Berry,   b. Bef 1695, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1732 and 1739, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years)
     4. George Pley Berry,   b. Abt 1693, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1720/21, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)
     5. Mary Berry,   b. Abt 1694, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1763, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     6. Henry Berry,   b. 1694, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1750, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia - will written Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F13747  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John Spiller,   b. Bef 1650, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1700, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years) 
    Married 1698  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F13748  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Children
      Henry BERRY
      William BERRY
      George BERRY
      John BERRY
      Martha BERRY
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      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

      More on Raph Harper
      WKS Bk 11 p 21-25, IGI Yorkshire, A2467 Leeds, St. Peter's.
      WKS Bk 10 P 119 Lancaster County, Virginia Record Book 2 1654-1666 records deed of gift 22 Jan 1655 by William Harp Sr. of Rappahannock County, to son John Harper, thus establishing a son William Jr. and a son John.
      WKS Bk 11 p 2 Cavalier & Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents 1623-1666, from Patent Book 3 John Harper listed as brought over to Lancaster Co. 1654, assuming age of at least 21 gives birth as approx. 1633, England.
      WKS Bk 10 p 127 Early Virginia Immigrants by Green, p 147/8 lists William Harper brought over to Upper Norfolk County, Virginia 1638 by Epaphroditus Lawson. By investigating birth place of other men brought over by Epaphroditus Lawson suggests Yorkshire, England as place of origin. WKS Bk

      11 p. 25 IGI Yorkshire A2467 lists Wm. son of Raph Harper, c. 31 Oct 1607, Leeds, St. Peter's, Yorkshire. Also marriage of William Harper to Mary Gray, 20 Jan 1630. WKS Bk 12 p 10 Rappa. Co. Deed Bk 3 p 63-63 1663-1668 William Harper names a daughter as Elizabeth 3 July 1666.
      WKS Bk 12 p 12 Rappa. Co. Deed Bk 5 1672-1676 p. 182 Mary Harper named as widow, son William Harper. 6 Jan. 1673/4 p. 181 Henry Berry (Henry Berry married Sarah Harper) sells a parcel of land to William Harper 11 December 1673.
      WKS Bk 12 p 15 Abstracts of Lancaster County, 1652-1655, p. 164 6 Oct 1654 William Harper is paid 1000 lbs tobo for informing against Toby Horton who loaned a gun to the Indians.

      Assumption is made that the above Thomas Harper was born 1618 and is the Thomas Harper detailed in the will of Thomas Harper dated 4 Dec 1683 proved 2 Apr 1684 in Rappahannock County, Virginia WKS Bk 10 p 113
      Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia p 105 Farnham Parish. WKS Bk 12 p 13 Rappa. Co. Orders 1683-1686 p. 45 Court held 3 Oct 1684. "Reference is granted between William Lake (as marrying the relict of Thomas Harper, dec'd.) pltf and Richard Hale, def....on the south side of the river.
      WKS Bk 12 P 197 Thomas Hoskins Warner, "History of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia 1656-1692" p. 162 states Thomas Harper owned land on Ralph's Creek which flows into Piscataway at 76deg.51'43", now called Mussel Swamp.
      WKS Bk 11 p 21-25, IGI Yorkshire, A2467 Leeds, St. Peter's. Wife: WKS Bk 11 p 67 Essex County, Virginia Records 1707-1711 p. 311 Will of Mary Lake. WKS Bk 11 p 57 Marriages of Essex and Old Rappahannock County, Virginia 1655-1900 1684 Widow of Thomas Harper married William Lake Court Orders O 1,59
      WKS Bk 11 p 67 Will of Mary Lake identifies Ledey as daughter-in-law.
      WKS Bk 11 p 66 Lidia, wife of John Harper, relinquishes her right of dower, 10 July 1709. Living in S. Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia William, Mary, and John Harper identified as children of John Harper in will of Solomon Harper, Essex Co.
      Deeds & Wills 1699-1701, p. 20-21. William Harper and Edward Harper listed as Garnishees in attachment of estate of John Harper obtained by Richard Tyler, 18 August 1719.
      Essex Co. Order Book 1716-1723, part II, p. 360. WKS Bk 12 P 197 Thomas Hoskins Warner, "History of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia 1656-1692" p. 161 The southeast branch of Piscataway is called King's Swamp. John Harper is listed as a landowner in or near this swamp.
      WKS Bk 12 p 85 Essex Co . Wills & Orders 1694-95 p. 189 "Solomon Harper exempted from paying of levies by reason of his lameness and sickness, 10 Jun 1694.
      WKS Bk 11 p 66 Essex County, Virginia Records 1707-1711 p 296-7, Will dated 17 Jan 1710, proved 10 Mar 1710. Children assumed to be of age at time of will since no mention made regarding their coming of age.
      WKS Bk 12 p 84 gives date of will of Thomas Harper.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes


      page 294. Deed of Gift. 9 Sept 1714. John Spiller of Richmond Co. and Sarah his wife, only sister and only heir at Law of William Harper late of St. Anns Par., Essex County, give George Pley Berry son of the said Sarah, for natural love and affection, "but more especially in consideration of three thousand pounds of food Tobacco", the plantation where William Harper dwelt at the time of his death, upon Occupation Creek, adj the land of Richard Mathews deceased, etc.
      signed
      John Spiller his mark
      Sarah Spiller her mark
      Wit:
      Ja Alderson
      Thomas ffenwick
      A Somervell
      Rec. 9 Sept 1714.

      page 116. Will of John Prise. Dated 27 Nov. 1709. Probated 9th April 1713.
      To John Ball "my son in law" plantation, negroes and all other property. He to be Exor.
      signed John Prise his mark
      Wit:
      Thomas Harper
      John Haile
      Nicholas Berrey his mark
      Margarett hopson her mark

      Bond. 9th April 1713. L 500 Sterling. John Ball as Exor of John Prise deceased.
      signed
      John Ball his mark
      James Fullerton
      John Haile
      Wit:
      Robert Parker
      Robt Jones
      Recorded 9th April 1713

      page 246. Will of John Boulware. Dated 5 April 1714. Prob. 13 May 1714.
      To son John Boulware the land "whereon I now live", he failing in heirs to daughter Mary Boulware.
      To daughter Elizabeth Boulware plantation where James Allin now lives, she failing in heirs to Susanna Boulware.
      To daughter Susanna Boulware land "which my brother William Boulware did purchase of John Hackley", she failing in heirs to son John Boulware.
      To son John plantation where Richard Matthew now lives, he failing in heirs to daughter Mary.
      Richard Mathews and his wife frances Mathews to have priveledges according to their lease.
      To son John, 2 guns, pistols, sword, etc.
      To daughter Mary a gold ring with a stone therein
      To daughters Elizabeth and Susanna each a hoop gold ring
      Wife's clothing to daughters
      To Rebecca Rowzee 600 lb tobo.
      "My personal Estate I give to be Equall Divided amongst all my children an Eliza mathews instead of what I received of Richard Mathews for her maintenance". Children to be of age at 16.
      Exors Georg Berry and Sam'll Stallord. "That George Berry dwell on my plantation untill my son John Boulware be of age"
      signed John Joulware
      Wit:
      Stepen Chenault his mark
      James Allin (mark)
      Rebecca Rowzee her mark.

      page 272. Appraisal of Est of John Boulware, deceased, taken 4th August 1714. Total valuation L 70. 05. 07
      Includes
      To 26 geese 1. 06. 01
      signed Edw Rowzey
      P'r Godfrey
      Ralph Rowzee
      Presented by Samuel Stallord and George Berry Exors of John Boulware deceased 12 August 1704.

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Essex County wills and deeds, 1711-1714
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 118 pgs.
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      Richard County, Virginia Order Book 2 (1694-1699]
      p.165 - Henry BERRY [Jr.]; will pres. by Sarah BERRY, ex; prov. by Alexander SPENCE and James WOFENDALL; prob. to ex; 7 Oct 1696. [Henry BERRY, Jr. mar Sarah HARPER; she mar. (2) John SPILLER. MRC, p.17; Henry BERRY, Jr. had land surveyed in Stafford Co. in 1671; the deed mentioned his brother Richard and William BERRY (no rel. stated). DB 2, p.31]
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 4, Part II - 1670-1672; Antient Press: pg 254
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pnts that I MARY HARPER of the County of Rappa. Widd. doe appoint in my place and stead my Lover Son in Law WM. BOWLER {Bowlware] my true and Lawfull Attorney to ackowledge for my Sone WM. HARPER one Cowe and her increase female being Cropt in back left eare and two slitts in the right eare being a black and white back and to my Daughter MARY HARPER one Cow and a yearling and their increase female being mrked with a crop in both Eares & two slitts in the Left Eare the cow being Red & ye yearling blacke and some white and to my Daughter SARAH HARPER one Red pyd Cow being a swallow forke in the right eare and the left eare cropt and under keeled and a blacke and White cow Calfe with the same mrke and their increase female and what my sd Attorney shall Lawfully do in the prmises to be as lawfull in the Law as though I was psonally psent as Wittness my hand and seale this 4 day of 7br 1671
      in ye pnce of us ROBERT PLEY. MARY HARPER
      ELIZABETH BOWLWARE ye mrke of
      Recognitr. in Cur Rappa 6 die 7bris 1671
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      Old Rappahannock Co VA Deed Book 8 - 1689-1692; Antient Press: pg 105-107
      THIS INDENTURE made the 27th day of September 1689 Between HENRY BERRY of Rappa. County, Planter, and SARAH his Wife, WM. BERRY of the same place, Cordwayner, and MARGRETT his Wife of the one part and ROBERT PECK of the same place, Planter, of other part Witnesseth that HENRY BERRY and SARAH his Wife and WM: BERRY and MARGRETT his Wife for sum of One thousand pounds of Tobb: and one Mare in hand already satisfied and paid by ROBT. PECK unto them have sold unto ROBERT PECK his heirs and assigns all that One hundred acres of land being part o a Devident that WILLIAM LIPPETT formerly lived upon at the Eastermost extend of the sd land binding upon the sd LIPPETTs land line thence to a corner tree of Mr. SAVAGES, thence to a corner tree to sd HENRY BERRY, thence runing along the line of sd HENRY BERRY to a Spanish Oake which is a corner tree with all their right together with all appertenances all which premises are situated on North side in the Freshes of Rappa,T have and to hold sd land and premises hereby granted unto sd ROBERT PECK his heirs In Witness whereof the parties to these presents their hands and seals have sett Signed sealed and delivered by the within named HENRY BERRY, SARAH his Wife & WM BERRY in the presents of us
      THO: ABINGTON, HENRY BERRY
      WM. HEAD, SARAH BERRY
      JOHN BERRY WM. BERRY
      MARGRETT BERRY
      Recognitr in Cur Comt Rappa 1 die Janry 1689
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee HENRY and SARAH BERRY do by these presents appoint our loving friend Mr. JOSHUA DAVIS to be our true and lawfull Attorney to acknowledge in the Worshipfll. Court of Rappa. the sale and conveyance for certain parcel! of land sold by my Brother, WILLIAM BERRY, and myself bearing date Decembe the 12_th 1682 unto ROBERT PECK & heirs &c. and what my said Attorney shall do ratified and confirm As Witness my hand and Seale Decembr. the 20th 1689
      JOS. RUTTER, HENRY BERRY
      CHRISTR. SMITH his mark SARAH BERRY
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I WILLIAM BERRY, Cordwayner, do by these presents appoint my loving friend Mr. JOS. DAVIS, to be my lawfull Attorney to acknowledge in the Worshipful' Court of Rappa. the sale of a certain parcel of land sold by my Brother, HENRY BERRY, and myself bearing date "Ober the 12th 1682 to ROBERT PECK his heirs &c. and what my Attorney shall act in these presents do by these ratifie and confirm As Witness & Seale Ano 1689 December 17th
      Sealed in the presents of us
      JOHN BERRY, WM. BERRY
      FRAN: DAUGHTY
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      1694-1697 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 165)
      Richmond County Court 7th of October 1696
      - The Last Will and Testament of HENRY BERRY being presented to this Court by SARAH BERRY, Executrix therein named, the said Will was proved by the Oaths of ALEXANDER SPENCE and JAMES WOFENDALL and Probate thereof to the said SARAH Executrix.
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      1699-1701 Richmond County, VA Order Book; Antient Press: {Page 33-34}
      Richmond County Court 5th of April 1700
      - The action brought by JOHN SPILLER & SARAH his Wife, Executrix. of HENRY BERRY, against ADAM WOFFENDALL is dismist, the Plts. not prosecuting
      - The action brought by ADAM WOFFENDALL against JOHN SPILLER is dismist, the Plt, not prosecuting

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