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

Mottrom Wright

Male 1657 - 1700  (~ 43 years)


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  • Name Mottrom Wright 
    Born Mar 1656/57  Chicacoan, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Oct 1700  St. Dunstan's in the East, Stepney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I024560  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Father Richard Wright,   b. 1633, Bolton-on-Swale, York, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1663, Chicacoan, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Mother Anne Mottrom,   b. 1639, Bolton-on-Swale, York, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1676, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 36 years) 
    Married Bef Mar 1656/57  Chicacoan, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth Griggs,   b. Abt 1665, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1739, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 2 Oct 1684  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 12 Oct 1694  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances Wright,   b. 7 Jan 1685/86, Chicacoan, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1712, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 25 years)
     2. Mottrom Wright,   b. 20 Jan 1688/89, Chicacoan, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1729, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F15107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      WRIGHT, Mottrom. 8 Oct. 1700. Rec. July 1701.
      Wife: Ruth. Son: Mottrom. Dau: Frances. Cousin, Jno. Wright. Overseer: Jno. Purvis. Exor: son, Mottrom. Wits: Jas. Besouth, Hannah Bradley, Thos. Quilter. W.B. 8, p. 103.
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      1695-1699 Lancaster County Order Book 4; {Antient Press}: pg 141
      Lancaster County Court - 9th of July 1701
      - Att this Court EDWIN THACKER exhibited aWill of Mr. MOTTROM WRIGHT [deced], bearing date October ye 8th 1700 and by vertue of a Letter of Attourney to him made by Capt JOHN PURVIS of London, a Trustee appointed by ye Will petitioned for administration upon his Virginia Estate which Letter ye Court considering not to be legally proved haveing noe wittnesses but ye Publique Notarie doe therefore order yt ye Petition be dismist
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      VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND; The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
      MOTTRAM WRIGHT of Milend, St. Dunstan's, Stepney, County Middlesex, Merchant. Will 8 October 1700; proved To October 1700.
      To my daughter Frances Wright, 100 and 700 acres of land on north side of Rappahamack Creeke, in Virginia.
      To my son Mottrom Wright, 600 and all my lands, etc., in Virginia (except the said 7000 acres), and 6 negroes.
      To my cousin John Wright of Puttomack River, in Virginia, also of England. To each and every other of my children born of the body of my wife Ruth Wright, 20S. apiece and noe more. The rest and residue to my two children Frances and Mottrom ; if they die, to go to my cousin John Wright. My son Mottrom to be brought up in the Church of England.
      Executor : Mottrom Wright.
      Overseer: Captain John Purvis.
      Witnesses: J. Sharpe, A. M., James Berouth, Hannah Bradley, Thomas Quilter, N. P. Noel, 189.
      [The testator was a party to one of the very few legal separations of husband and wife which appear in the early records of Virginia.
      The family of Wright was, like so many others in Virginia, of London origin. Richard Wright, of London, a merchant or master of a ship in the Virginia trade, is recorded as carrying tobacco from Virginia to Holland in 1653. This is of record in Northumberland county, a contract, dated May 29, 1656, between Richard Wright, of London- "being homeward bound," to transport 60 hogsheads of tobacco. A little later Wright settled in Virginia, and was a justice of Northumberland in 1659. He married Ann, daughter of Col. John Mottram, of Northumberland county, (she afterwards married David Fox) and died in 1663. His will is preserved in a much mutilated record book in Northumberland. He gives his wife Anne, one half his land Machodoc and Potomac rivers-"that is the half that joins my brother Spencer (Nicholas Spencer, Esq., of Cople parish, Westmoreland county, Va., and formerly of Cople, Bedfordshire, England, Governor of Virginia, &c., who had married Frances, daughter of Col. John Mottram ), with reversion at her death to his son Francis Wright. To wife two negroes (named.) All of the English servants, negroes, not otherwise bequeathed, and rest of personal estate in Virginia and Maryland, to be divided into three equal parts, of which wife is to have one part and his three children the other two parts. To son, Mottram Wright, all his land on Elk Run, Maryland. To my *** land lying **.-** Francis **.-** for discharging education all my money in England **. To daughter ** land in the freshes of Potomac. To my brother*" land at **. To my brother Nicholas Spencer, and sister Mrs. Frances Spencer, and brother John Mottram, each a ring. Brothers Spencer and Mottram, overseers. Cousin Mathew Merriton, of London, merchant, an overseer in England, dated Aug. 16, and proved in Northumberland, Dec. 10, 1663. The inventory of the personal estate of Mr. Richard Wright was recorded March 10, 1663-4, and was appraised at 23,334 lbs. tobacco.
      Before March 12, 1684, Mottram Wright, the testator above, and the son of Richard Wright, whose will has been given, married Ruth, daughter of Robert Griggs, a well-to-do planter of Northumberland county, and widow of John Mottram, Jr., who was uncle to Mottram Wright. An uncle's widow was within the prohibited degrees of affinity, and it seems strange that such a marriage should have been solemnized under English jurisdiction, but such the records show, was certainly the case. After at least ten years of marriage, and after giving birth to children, Mrs. Wright appears to have become horrified at the sinfulness of her union, and secured a separation. There is on record in Lancaster county, a bond dated Oct. 12, 1694, reciting that Mottram Wright married Ruth Mottram, widow of Major John Mottram, who was the said Mot- tram Wright's mother's brother, "which marriage was incestious and unlawful," and had been the occasion of the said Ruth's departing from her husband choosing rather to lead her life in banishment from her friends, country and estate, than continue any longer in that sinful marriage," therefore said Mottram Wright agrees that said Ruth shall live separately and apart, and to pay her a suitable alimony, and that the daughter be had in marriage with her shall be put to school where he shall think fit. There is on record in Lancaster, the marriage contract, dated Dec. 11, 1701, between Robert Gibson and Mrs. Ruth Wright, widow of Mottram Wright.
      Of course such a marriage as that between Wright and Mrs. Mottram would now be legal.
      Mottram Wright, Ir. died without issue, and most of his father's estate passed to the daughter, Frances, who married Joseph Belfield, of Richmond county. Mottram Wright's will (above) was also recorded in in Lancaster to July, 1701
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 7, Part I - 1682-1686; Antient Press: pg 167-168
      THIS INDENTURE made the sixth day of May 1685 in the thirty fifth yeare of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lord King Charles the second &c. Between EDWIN CONWAY of Virginia and SARAH his Wife of the one part and MATTROM WRIGHT in the Parish of Sittinburn in County of Rappa:, Gentl, of the other part Witnesseth that the said EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife for the full sum of Two hundred and thirty pounds Sterling to them or one of them in hand truly paid have sold unto the said MATTROM WRIGHT his heires One thousand acres of land situate and being in the Parish of Sittingburn in the County of Rappa: on the Northwest or upper side of RAPPA. CREEK the said land being the moiety or one half part of a Pattent for Two thousand acres of land granted to Lieut. Coll. HENRY FLEET dated the 25th day of August 1657 & by him lapsed and after granted to WALTER GRAINGER by Pattent dated the 25th of March 1661 & by the said GRAINGER sold & assigned to Colnll JOHN WALKER as by Assignment on back of the said Pattent dated the 20th of May 1682, may more at large appeare and the said One thousand acres of land being the moiety of sd Pattent given by sd Collnell JOHN WALKER to his Daughter, SARAH, and her heires and assignes forever which sd Daughter being now Wife of EDWIN CONWAY aforesd, and also all houses orchards fields together with all proffits and appurtenances belonging unto the sd One thousand acres of land & premises with all the right which sd EDWIN CONWAY and SARAH his Wife have To have and to hold unto the sd MATTROM WRIGHT from henceforth & forever Subject nevertheless unto the quit rents wch from henceforth shall be due to be paid unto his Majtie his heires and the said EDWIN CONWAY & SARAH his Wife hereby shall and will warrant & defend and that the said MATTROM WRIGHT may peaceably possess
      the same without the lett of the sd EDWIN CONWAY or SARAH his Wife or any other per-
      sons whatsoever In Witness whereof the parties have sett their hands and scales
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
      SAMLL. TRAVERSE, EDWIN CONWAY
      RAW: TRAVERS SARAH CONWAY
      Memorandum: That the Thousand acres of land above granted to MATTRUM WRIGHT is the Sonthermost part of the Two thousand acres granted to Colnll. HENRY FLETT, this
      written before signed May 6th 1685
      Then acknowledged in the County Court of Rappa: by EDWIN CONWAY & SARAH his Wife and record: the 12th day of the same month
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 7, Part II - 1686-1688; Antient Press: pg 338-340
      THIS INDENTURE made the second day of Aprill in the second yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord James the second &c. Ano Dom 1686 Between HENRY FLEET of FLEETS BAY of the County of LANCASTER Gent_ and ELIZABETH his Wife of the one part and MOTRUM WRIGHT of the Parish of Sittenburne in the County of Rappa: of the other part Witnesseth that the sd HENRY FLEET and ELIZABETH his Wife for the sum of Six and Twenty thousand pounds of good sound merchantable Tobb: caske to them in hand paid have granted unto the sd MOTTRUM WRIGHT his heires all that parcell of land conteyning Six hundred acers or be the same more being in the sd Parish of Cittenburne in the said County of Rappa: now in the possession of the said MOTTRUM WRIGHT his assignee or assignes and lying on the North side of RAPPA: CREEKE and bounded with the sd RAPPA: CREEKE the lands of the sd MOTT RIGHT lately purchased by him of EDWIN CONWAY and the lands now or late of JAS: JACKSON, Together with all houses buildings waters and advantages upon the sd tract of land erected or built or to the same belonging and all the estate right claime and demand of him the said HENRY FLEET and ELIZABETH his Wife and to the sd land and every part and parcell thereof To have and to hold unto the sd MOTTRUM WRIGHT his heires forever to bee had of the Cheife Lord of the fee of the Premisses by the rents and services for the same due And that the said MOTTRUM WRIGHT his heirs shall forever hereafter peaceably and quietly possess the sd lands and premisses without the hindrance of sd HENRY FLEET or any persons whatsoever and the sd HENRY FLEET and his heires the hereby granted lands there and every part and parcell thereof unto the sd MOTTRUM WRIGHT his heires against the lawfull claimes of any persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and forever defend and that he the sd HENRY FLEET and ELIZABETH his Wife will at the next Court held for the County of Rappa: make an acknowledgement of this Indenture for and during the space of seven yeares next ensueing upon the reasonable request of sd MOTTRUM WRIGHT In Witness whereof the parties have sett their hands and seals
      Signed Sealed and delivered in the presents of
      BRUINS RADFORD HEN: FLEET
      RAW; TRAVERS
      TIMO. ROBINS
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa; 4 die May 1687 et record 12th die
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      Old Rappahannock Co VA Deed Book 8 - 1689-1692; Antient Press: pg 129-130
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come wee MATRUM [Mottom] and RUTH WRIGHT of ye County of Rappa send Greeting. Know ye that we said MATROM and RUTH WRIGHT for divers good causes but especially for a fitt and valued Exchange of a certain tract of Twelve hundred acres of land in aforesd County of Rappa obtained and agreed for with Mr. JOHN BARKER [Baker] of County of NEW KENT as by a certaine obligation under his hand and seale bearing date with these presents will appeare have for ourselves our heirs sold and delivered and the severall Patents of the same do acknowledge have assured and will assigne unto sd Mr. JOHN BAKERof sd County all our right in all that our Plantacon and land in GLOCESTER COUNTY called by ye name of WINTER HARBOR but more especially all the land and Plantacons coneyned in a late Survey made by Coll, LAURENCE SMITH, Surveyor of sd County of GLOCESTER, on the Ninth day of November 1687 and the Patent for the same according to the said survey wee do promise ourselves to make over unto MR. JOHN BAKER his heirs and assigns so soone as he or they shall receive the same from ye Secretaries Office & make thenceforth sd Plantacons and lands wee the sd MATRUM and RUTH WRIGHT by warrant and averr wee have a good and lawfull right being vested in us and the heirs of the body of the sd RUTH as by the last Will and Testament of Mr. ROBERT GRIGGS, Father to the sd RUTH WRIGHT, that now is and further wee the sd MATRUM and RUTH WRIGHT for ourselves our heirs are become bound unto JOHN BAKER his heirs or assigns the sum of Five hundred pounds Sterling that he the sd JOHN BAKER his heirs shall hold all the premises without hindrance of us sd MATRUM and RUTH RIGHT our heirs whereof we hereunto sett our hands and seales this 4th day of December One thousand Six hundred Eighty and nine in the first yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord and Lady William and Mary &c.
      Signed sealed and delivered in presents of us
      ROBERT BIRD, MATRUM WRIGHT
      EDMUND TUNSTALL RUTH WRIGHT
      Acknow. in Rappa County Court by MOTRAM WRIGHT and Mrs. RUTH WRIGHT personally the 2nd day April 1690. Recorded the 25th day of said month
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      Old Rappahannock Co VA Deed Book 8 - 1689-1692; Antient Press: pg 131-132
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come I FRANCIS MORISON Esqr. Governor and Capt.' Genii. of Virginia &c. Whereas &c. Now know yee that I the sd FRANCIS MORISON &c accordingly give and grant unto Mr. ROBERT GRIGGS and Mr. EDWARD WYATT Three hundred and seventy acres of land and Marsh being in ye Parish of Kinston and in County of GLOUCESTER bounding upon tract of land of JOHN SMITHs from a markt Pine No. W. and from a markt Gum running E.N.E, runing from GARDEN CREEK upon the BAY S. E. to place where wee first began the sd land being due &c. To have and to hold &c. To be held of our Sovereigne Lord the King &c. yeilding and paying &c. Provided &c. Given at JAMES CITTY under my hand and the Seale of the Colony this 19th of April 1662 and in the Fourteenth year of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles the Second &c,
      FRANCIS MORYSON
      THO: LUDWELL Sectry.
      I EDW. WYATT doe assigne with the consent of my Wife all my right of this Patent of land within mentioned from me my heirs to ROBERT GRIGGS his heirs and assigns forever and doe oblige myselfe that my Wife shall acknowledge her consent in Court with me when it shall be required Witness our hands this 27th day of October One thousand Six hundred and Sixty three
      teste MATH: KEMP, EDWARD WYATT
      JOHN WILKINSON JANE WYATT
      Acknowledged in Court at GLOCESTER xber 16th 1663
      Recordatr p THO. MORRIS Cl Cur Glo:
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee MATRUM and RUTH WRIGHT do hereby assigne unto Mr. JOHN BAKER his heirs & assignes all our right to the within Patent with warranty from ye claime of us our heirs Witness our hands this 4th day of December 1689
      Test ROBERT BIRD MATRUM WRIGHT
      EDMUND TUNSTALL RUTH WRIGHT
      Recordatr Teste WM. COLSTON
      Acknow: in Rappa County Court by Mr. MATTRUM WRIGHT and by Mrs. RUTH WRIGHT personally the 2nd day of April 1690 and recorded the 25th day of sd month and year
      Teste WM. COLSTON Cl Cur
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      Old Rappahannock Co VA Deed Book 8 - 1689-1692; Antient Press: pg 133
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come I FRANCIS MORISON Esqr. Governr. and Capt. Genrll. of Virginia &c. Whereas &c. Know yee that I sd FRANCIS MORYSON Esqr. &c. accordingly give and grant unto WILLIAM SMART Four hundred and fifty acres of land lying in WINTER HARBOR begining at a marked Pine of JOHN SMITHs lane and runing along the sd SMITHs marked trees North West to the markt Pine first specified the said land being formerly granted to one THOMAS TODD by Patent dated the 27th of October 1652 and by assigned to the sd WM. SMART and now removed in his Majesties name by order of the Quarter Court To have and to hold &c. to
      be held of our Sovereign Lord the King &c. yeilding and paying &c. Provided &c. Given at JAMES CITTY under my hand and ye Seale of ye Colony this 20th of November 1661 and in the Thirtieth yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord King Charles ye second
      FRANCIS MORRYSON
      Recordatr 1st April 1665 THO: LUDWELL Secr
      Acknowledged in Court by Mr. TOD who sold ye land within mentioned unto Mr. ROBERT GRIGGS and hath acknowledged the sale thereof at a Court holden for GLOCESTER February 17th 1661
      Teste THO: MORRIS D. C.
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we MATRUM and RUTH WRIGHT do hereby assigne over unto Mr. JOHN BAKER his heirs or assigns all our right the within Patent with warranty from ye claim of us our heirs Witness our hands this 4th day of December 1689
      Teste ROBERT BIRD MATRUM WRIGHT
      EDMUND TUNSTALL RUTH WRIGHT
      Recorded WM. COLSTON Cl. Cur
      Acknowl. in Rappa County Court by Mr. MOTTRUM WRIGHT and Mrs. RUTH WRIGHT his Wife personally the 2nd of April 1690 and recorded the 25th said month and yeare
      Teste WM. COLSTON Cl Cur
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      Old Rappahannock Co VA Deed Book 8 - 1689-1692; Antient Press: pg 144
      TO ALL &c. I Sr. WM. BERKLEY Knt. Capt: Genll. of Virginia &c. Whereas &c. Now know yee &c. do accordingly give and grant unto RICHARD REYLEY four hundred acres of land begining at a marked Oake at the head of a Branch in WINTER HARBOR nere NEW POINT COMFORT runing according to marked trees North East by East to the BAYSIDE South to the mouth of the sd Branch, Westerly up the sd Branch to the first specified tree paying &c. Provided &c. Given under my hand and the Seale of the Colony this 29th day of July 1652
      WM. BERKLEY
      Wee MOTTRUM and RUTH WRIGHT do hereby assigne over unto JOHN BAKER his heirs all our right and interest to the with in Patent with warranty from the claim of us our heirs Witness our hands this 4th day of 10ber 1689
      ROBT. BIRD, EDMD. TUNSTALL
      Acknow. in Rappa County Court by MOTTRUM WRIGHT and RUTH WRIGHT in Rappa County Court the 2nd day of Aprl. 1690 and recorded the 2d day of June following
      Teste WM. COLSTON Cl Cur
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      Old Rappahannock Co VA Deed Book 8 - 1689-1692; Antient Press: pg 212-214
      THIS INDENTURE made the Eight day of October 1690 and in the second yeare of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord and Lady William & Mary &c. Between Mrs. EASTER TOMLIN of Parish of Farnham in County of Rappa., Widow, of one part and MATHEW BURROWS of the Parish of Christ Church in County of LANCASTER of other part Witnesseth the sd EASTER TOMLIN for sum of Ten thousand five hundred pounds of Tubb. in cask to her in hand paid fully sell & confirm unto MATTHEW BURROWS his heirs Three hundred acres of land scituate in Parish of Sittenburne in Rappa County being part of a Patent of Two thousand acres of land formerly granted to WALTER GRANGER as lapsed for Colnll. FLEET and by the sd GRANGER sold unto Colo: WALKER Father of the sd EASTER TOMLIN and her Sister, SARAH, and devided between them the sd Three hundred acres of land begining at an Oake on the upper side of RAPPA CREEK standing on a point by the sd Creeke being a corner tree of the sd Devision & runing thence along the deviding line now in the possession of MOTTRUM WRIGHT to an other corner tree in the back line, thence runing North East along the back line so far that a line runing West down sd Creeke may include the quantity of Three hundred acres and also all the profitts belonging unto sd land as all the right which sd EASTER TOMLIN now hath to the same To have and to hold unto sd MATTHEW BURROWS his heirs from henceforth forever subject Nevertheless unto the quit rents from henceforth grow due to he paid for the land to their Majesties In Witness whereof the parties have set their hands and Seales
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
      EDWIN CONWAY, EASTER TOMLIN
      WM. BALL
      Recognitr in Cur Comt Rappa 19 die 9br 1690
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      Old Rappahannock Co VA Deed Book 8 - 1689-1692; Antient Press: pg 214
      KNOW ALL MEN that I the within named EASTER TOMLIN for Three hundred and seventy pounds of good Tobb: in hand reced of MATTHEW BURROWS have granted unto MATTHEW BURROW his heirs Twenty acres of land joying unto the Three hundred acres men coned within this Deed all which I the sd EASTER TOMLIN grant unto MATTHEW BURROWS his heirs with as full Warranty as is expressed in the sd Deed altogether being Three hundred & Twenty acres of land bounded beginning at a white Oake corner tree standing on a point on the Westward side of RAPPA CREEK being the upper corner tree of Mr. MOTTRUM WRIGHT land and runing alonge his line West to another corner white Oak of sd WRIGHTs, then North East to a Spanish Oake by the sd Creek thence down the sd Creek its severall courses to the begining including the Three hundred & twenty acres In Witness whereof I sd EASTER TOMLIN hereunto sett my hand and seal this 18th day of November 1690 Signed Sealed and delivered in the presents of
      EDWIN CONWAY, EASTER TOMLIN
      WM. BALL
      Recognitr in Cur Comt Rappa 19 die 9ber 1690
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      1687-1691 Lancaster County Order Book 3: pg 152
      Lancaster county Court 11th of February 1690/1691
      - Mr. RICHARD WILLIS as marrieing the Relicte of Mr. RICHARD BRAY and Mr. MICHAELL GRIGGS being arrested to this Court at the suite of Mr. MOTTROM WRIGHT and RUTH his Wife, Daughter and sole heire of Mr. ROBERT GRIGGS, (deced), for the deteyneing of two thirds of all the Landes, houses &c. which the saide MICHAELL GRIGGS died possessed off and not appeareing to answer the saide suite, and the Sheriffe not takeing security according to Acte, Order according to Acte is therefore granted against the saide Sheriffe upon whose peticon Attachmt. according to Acte is granted against the saide WILLIS
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      1687-1691 Lancaster County Order Book 3: pg 24
      Lancaster county Court 8th of June 1687
      - WILLIAM THERRIAT being arrested to this Court at the suite of MOTTROM WRIGHT as marrying one of the Exers. of Mr. ROBERT GRIGGS (deced). and not appeareing to prosecute his suite, non presse with costs is therefore granted against the sd. WRIGHT

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      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=685&last=&g_p=P7&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Wright, Mottrom.
      Publication 20 October 1688.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Gloucester County.
      Description: 1000 acres on the north side of Winter Harbour Creek which sd. land belonged to sd. Wright in right of his wife Ruth &c. beg. &c., standing near the north side of the head of the northerly branch of Winter Harbour Creek.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 685 (Reel 7).
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      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=587&last=&g_p=P7&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Wright, Mottrom.
      Publication 21 October 1687.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Gloucester County.
      Grantee(s): Smithers, John and Wright, Mottrom.
      Description: 395 acres. .
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 587 (Reel 7).
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 7; Pg 311
      JOHN SMITHER & MOTTROM WRIGHT, 395 acs., Gloster Co., 21 Oct. 1687, p. 587. Beg. by "the five Shill. Dogwood;" along John Degas', in sight of Wright's plantation; to John Andrews' Sw., on N. side of Winter Harbour; to James Foster & Wm. Smitt's cor; through Wright's eerneheld; to little John Andrews, plantation, alias Wright's; to Sw. of Muddy Run Br. Trans. of 8 pers.*
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 7; Pg 328
      MR. MOTROM WRIGHT, 1000 acs., Gloster Co., Kingstone Par; on N. side of Winter Harbour Cr., 20 Oct. 1688, p. 685. Adj. land formerly belonging to Mr. Robert Greggs; Jno. Deggs, & Jno. Gardner; along a line parting this & land of John Smither, which was run by & with the consent of sd. Wright, in behalfe of his wyfe, to be a perpetuall bound betwixt them & their heires forever; to old dwelling house where sd. Greggs lived, &c. 400 acs. pattented by Richd. Ripley, 29 Jan. 1652; sold to Charles Sallet, & by Symon Sallet, his heire, sold to George Thompson, 16 Oct. 1657, who sold to sd. Greggs 23 Nov. 1657, & escheated by him in 1666; 370 acs. granted sd. Gregs & Edward Wyat, 19 Apr. 1662; the moyety made over to sd. Greggs by Wyat, 27 Oct. 1663; 230 acs. pattented by sd. Greggs, wherein is inserted 250 acs., 18 Mar. 1662. Due sd. Wright in right of his wyfe Ruth, dau. to sd Greggs, who bequeathed sd. 1000 acs. to her