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

John {Addl Records} Griffing

Male Bef 1660 -


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  • Name John {Addl Records} Griffing 
    Born Bef 1660 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I023098  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2020 

    Father UFO Griffin 
    Family ID F50969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      James Hughes 2005-08-08 17:37:58
      page 2, Deed. 10 June 1703. Benj: Goodrich of James City County, gent., son and heir apparent of Benja: Goofrich late of said Co. dec'd., sells William Ayres of Essex, planter, 200 acres. Whereas Jno Griffing late of Essex dec'd ., by deed dated 10 Dec. 1695 sold the said William Ayres 200 acres. This land adjoining the line of Wm Tomlin, the line of John Daingerfield, Tignor's Creek, the line of Joseph Reves, etc., and bieng part of 830 acres in Essex which said John Griffin (sic) bought of Edward Sorrell and Alice his wife, Executors of the will of the aforesaid Benj: Goodrich dec'd, by deed of sale acknowledged in the General Court 27 April 1695, and also their deed of confirmation 17 October next. This deed now for further confirming the sale of the 200 acres to Ayres.
      Signed Benj'a Goodrich
      Wit:
      Leo: Hill
      Larken Chew
      Tho Stretton

      Ack and rec 10 June 1703
      Also Bond L 120. Sterling on above.

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Essex County records, 1703-1706
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 111 pgs
      === land mentioned
      1702-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 11; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 164
      Lease and Release. 9 and 10 Feb 1703/4. Arrabella Bird of Sittenbourne par, widow, only dau and heir apparent of Henry White late of same par, planter, decd, and niece and heir apparent of John White decd who was the eldest son and heir apparent or Nicho: White decd, Sells James Boughan of Farnham par, planter, for 30., the plantation whereon John Griffin, shipwright, lately dwelt and whereon the said Jas Boughan now dwelleth, being 150 acres on W side Piscataway Creek in Farnham par. This land being part of 1150 acres granted to Mr John Cox decd,
      Wit: Signed Arrabella x Bird.
      Erasmus Allen
      Will Young
      Ja Alderson
      Receipt from Arrabella x-Bird, 30.; in payment of above.
      Wit: by Ja: Alderson, Wi11'm Josham, Jno Games.
      Also bond on above.
      Ack and rec 10 Feb 1703/4.

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      1711-1714 Richmond Co VA Deed Book; Antient Press: (Page 191)
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twenty fifth day of November in the twelfth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, Defender of the faith &c., Annoq: Dom: 1713; Between SAMLL. WHARTON of ye Parish of St. Marys in ye County of Richmond, Planter, of one part and WILLIAM SEALE of the same Parish and County of the other part; Wittnesseth that SAMLL. WHARTON in consideration of the summe of Five shillings to him in hand paid by WILLIAM SEAL, by these presents doth bargain and sell unto WILLIAM SEALE all that tract of land containing by estimation Two hundred acres be it more or less lying in the abovesd. Parish of St. Marys and County of Richmond on the Maine Branch of CHINGATEAGUE CREEK; granted to JOHN GRIFFIN by Patent bearing date the eleventh day of March 1694/5, and bounded; Begining in the Run of the Maine Branch of the said CHINGATEAGUE and in the line of the abovesd. Patent, thence running North halfe a degree Easterly being ye course of the abovesaid Patent unto a Hickcory about fourteen chaines from the aforesaid begining, thence East Two hundred and sixty poles to a marked red Oak, thence South one hundred and fifty poles to a marked red Oake, thence West fifty five poles to three marked white Oake saplins near a scrubby red Oake, thence along a line of marked trees crossing a Branch of the sd. CHINGATEAGUE, vizt., a white Oake, red Oake and Hickory, thence along the run of said Maine Branch the several( courses thereof unto the first mentioned begining; And also all houses gardens orchards and appurtenances to said land and premises belonging; To have and to hold the land and all other the premises with appurtenances unto WILLIAM SEAL and assigns dureing ye terme of one whole year to the intent that WILLIAM SEALE by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession be lawfully possessed of ye premises and thereby be the better enabled to take a grant and re-lease of ye reversion and inheritance thereof from SAMLL. WHARTON; In Wittness whereof the parties first above named to these present Indentures have interchangeably sett their hands and seals the day and year first above written
      Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      SAMLL: HOYLE, SAMLL. WHARTON
      GEO: PHILLIPS
      Att a Court held for Richmond County the Second day of Decembr: 1713
      SAMLL. WHARTON came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed of Lease unto WILLIAM SEALE and it was admitted to Record
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty sixth day of November in the twelfth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, Defender of the faith &c., Annoq: Domini 1713, Betweene SAMUELL WHARTON or the parish of St. Mary's in County of Richmond, Planter of one part and WILLIAM SEALE of the same Parish and County of the other part; Wittnesseth that SAMLL: WHARTON in consideration of the summe of Seven thousand pounds of tobacco to him in hand paid by WILLIAM SEALE, by these presents doth bargaine sell release and confirme unto WILLIAM SEALE in his acwall possession now being by virtue of a certaine Indenture of Bargaine and Sale to him thereof made by SAMLL. WHARTON for one whole year and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession, and to his heirs all that tract of land containing by estimation Two hundred acres be it more or less scituate in the Parish of St. Maryes and County of Richmond on the Maine Branch of CHINGATEAGUE it being part of a tract of land containing Four hundred and fifty acres scituate on CHINGATEAGUE CREEK granted to JOHN GRIFFIN by Patent bearing date the eleventh day of March 1694/5; and bounded; (the description of the bounds of the land repeated as in the foregoing Lease); To have and to hold the tract of land with the appurtenances unto WILLIAM SEALE his heirs, And SAMLL. WHARTON doth grant for himself and his heirs by these presents that he & they shall warrant and for ever defend the granted land and premises unto WILLIAM SEALE his heirs against all persons whatsoever; free and clear from all Incumbrances whatsoever (the Rents and services wch. from henceforth shall become due and payable to the Cheif Lord or Lords of the Fee or Fees for or in respect of his or their Seigniory only excepted and foreprized; In Wittness whereof the parties first above named to these present Indentures have interchangeably sett their hands and seals the day and year first above written
      Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      SAMLL: HOYLE, SAMLL. WHARTON
      GEO: PHILLIPS
      Att a Court held for Richmond County the Second day of Decembr: 1713
      SAMUELL WHARTON came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed of Release unto WILLIAM SEALE and it was admitted to Record; Also the said SAMLL. WHARTON by virtue of a Power of Attorney from his Wife, ANNE WHARTON, to him in that behalfe made, relinquished her the said ANNE's Right of Dower in the land conveyed in this Deed wch: is also ordered to be recorded Test THOS: DICKENSON, Dept. Cl Cur.
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ANNE WHARTON, Wife of SAMLL. WHARTON of St. Marys Parish in the County of Richmond by these presents do appoint my trusty and well beloved Friend and Husband, SAMLL. WHARTON for me and in my name to relinquish in Richmond County Court my right of Dower & Thirds of Two hundred acres of land be it more or less bargained and sold unto WILLIAM SEALE by my Husband SAMLL. WHARTON by certaine Deeds of Lease and Release dated the twenty fifth and twenty sixth of this Instant November; to the end that WILLIAM SEALE may be possessed of a perfect and absolute Estate of Inheritance without any manner of lett or denyall of me or any claymeing by from or under me for my Right of Dower and Thirds of ye said lands & premises contained in the abovesd. Deeds of Lease and Release hereby confirming what my said Attorney shall do in the premises; Given under my hand & seal this 25th day of Novembr 1713
      JOHN his marke JAMES ANN her mark WHARTON
      JAMES STROTHER
      This Letter of Attorney was proved in Richmond County Court the Second day of Decembr: 1713 by the oathes of JOHN JAMES and JAMES STROTHER, wittnesses thereto and admitted to Record Test THOS: DICKENSON, Dept. Cl Cur

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      King George County Deed Book 1 pp. 330-331
      JOHN GRIFFIN'S Patent
      MARGARET LADY CULPEPER, THOMAS LORD FAIRFAX, KATHERIN his wife and ALEXANDER CULPEPER Esqr: Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia .. to all .. whereas JOHN GRIFFIN of the County of Essex Shipwright hath repaired to the office kept by our Agents for now in the said Northern Neck and hath suggested that thereto a certain part of land situate upon Gingateague creek in the County of Richmond belonging to no one nor yet granted to any person and therefore paid the composition for 450 acres by means whereof he obtained a warrant directed to one of our Surveyors to Survey and give bounds to the same in order to obtain this present Grant which warrant being duly returned together with the Plat and bounds thereof to our said office .. Know Ye .. in consideration of the composition paid by the said JOHN GRIFFIN of Essex Shipwright for our use at the obtaining therefore said warrant I do hereby grant to him the said JOHN GRIFFIN all that part of lands situate .. upon Chingoteague Creek in the County of Richmond bounded as follows:
      .. corner to RALPH WHITING: corner tree of JAMES MATHEWS main run of Chingateague; line of Esqr: Wormley .. now being laid out for 450 acres together with all benefits belonging Royal Mines excepted .. and the full third part of all Lead Copper Tinne and Iron Mine that shall be found thereon .. paying yearly .. on feast of St. Michael .. Nine shillings Sterling money .. Witness our Agent WILLIAM ffITZHUGH, GEORGE BRENT fully empowered thereto .. 11th March 1694/5.
      Will: ffitzhugh
      These presents witnesseth that JOHN GRIFFING and ELIZABETH GRIFFING now wife .. make over all the right .. unto RALPH WHITEING .. in within patten .. for valuable considerations already received and more especially for full just quantity of Eighteen thousand pounds of Tobacco ..
      Presence John Carlyle, John Griffing
      Ann x Lawrence Elizabeth x Griffing
      Recorded 1st April 1726.
      Then came SAMUEL WHARTON into Court within Patent together with the assignment from JOHN GRIFFIN and ELIZABETH his wife to RALPH WHITEING and on his motion admitted to record.

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      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=138&last=&g_p=G2&collec tion=NN Grant
      Title Griffin, John.
      Publication 11 March 1694/1695.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Richmond County.
      Description: 450 acres crossing the main run of Chingateague.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 138 (Reel 288).
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=137&last=&g_p=G2&collec tion=NN Grant
      Title Mathews, James.
      Publication 11 March 1694/1695.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Richmond County.
      Description: 100 acres adjoining John Griffin, John Easter and crossing the main run of Chingateague.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 137 (Reel 288).

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