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

John Griffing

Male Bef 1660 - 1697  (> 37 years)


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  • Name John Griffing 
    Born Bef 1660  Kingston Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 May 1697  Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I024763  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father UFO Griffin 
    Family ID F50334  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth MNU Griffin,   b. Abt 1664,   d. Aft 1702, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Abt 1681  Kingston Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • This marriage is not proved.

      however, it would help show how the Griffin & Buckner familes were related.

      mm: 18Aug05
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F14087  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === note that he had no children
      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 99-100
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen. I JOHN GRIFFING of the County of Essex in Virginia Shipright, being of perfect sence and memory do make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following;
      Imprimus, I bequeath my Soule to Almighty God that gave itt and my body to the Earth from whence itt came hopeing that by the merritts of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to receive a blessed Resurrection, And as for my worldly goods and estate wch. itt hath pleased Almighty God to posssesse me with after my just debts satisfied and paid I give and bequeath in manner and forme following;
      Imprimis, I give and bequeath unto my Brother, SAMLL. GRIFFING, all my wearing cloathes to be delivered imediately after my funeral!;
      Item, I give unto my Cuzen, JNO: GRIFFING, Son of my Brother, SAMLL. GRIFFING, two Cowes and Calves as soone as itt may be convenient after my decease;
      Item, I give unto my Cuz:, SARAH GRIFFING, one Cow and Calfe and one Cow yearling to be delivered as above;
      Item, I give my Brother, THOMAS GRIFFING, Son and Daughter, Five pounds Sterl. a piece to be paid to them on demand;
      Item, I give unto my Brother, LAWRANCE GRIFFING, Ten pounds ditto;
      Item, I give unto my Sister, SARAH GRIFFING, then pounds Sterl.
      Item, I give unto ELIZABETH, my well beloved Wife, all the rest of my lands goods and Chattles whatsoever dureing her natural! life and after my said Wifes decease to my Cozen, JNO: GRIFFING, Son of my Brother, SAMLL. GRIFFING, to him and his heires forever; Likewise I do appoint my well beloved Wife, ELIZABETH, sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament; In Testimony whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this 13th day of April! 1696
      Sealed & signed in the presence of lus
      WILLIAM JOHNSON, JOHN GRIFFING
      RICHARD CLOUTHER,
      THO: TABUT
      I the Subscriber did see Mr. JOHN GRIFFING signe seale and deliver this within mentioned as his last Will and Testament and that he was in pfect sence and memory att that time to the best of your Deponants knowledge, and further saith not
      Sworne to in Essex County Court the WILLIAM JOHNSON
      10th day of May 1697
      I the Subscriber did see Mr. JOHN GRIFFING signe seale and deliver this within mentioned as his last Will and Testament and that he was in p:fect slence and memory to the best of your Deponants knowledge and further saith not
      Sworne to in Essex County Court the RICHARD CLOUTHER
      10th day of May 1697
      Att a Court held for Essex County the 10th day of May 1697
      This Will was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded Vere Recordatr: Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      ===
      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 109-110
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we ELIZABETH GRIFFING and JOHN SORRELL both of Essex County are firmly bound unto his Majties. Justices of the Peace for the said County in the sume of Five hundred pounds Sterl;, to which payment we bind ourselves our heires firmly by these presents; Wittness our hands and seales this 10th day of May 1697
      The Consideration of the above obligation is that if ELIZABETH GRIFFING her heires and Admrs. shall truely fulfill the last Will and Testament of her deced. Husband, JOHN GRIFFING, late of the abovesaid County, and when thereunto required by the Justices present a true Inventory of all the goods and creditts of the said deceds. upon Oath, then the above obligation to be void and of none effect, otherwise to stand and remaine in full force and vertue
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
      RICHARD COVINGTON, ELIZABETH GRIFFING
      FRANCIS MERIWETHER JOHN SORRELL Truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, CI Cur
      ===
      1695-1699 Essex County, Virginia Order Book 9; [Antient Press]; Page 61
      Essex County Court 10th of July 1697
      - ELIZABETH LOWES, late Widdow and Exx. of JOHN GRIFFING deced, being cald to present an Inventory of the said deced Estate according to the last Courts order refused the same which is ordered to be entered on Record
      ===
      1695-1699 Essex County, Virginia Order Book 9; [Antient Press]; Page 62
      Essex County Court 11th of September 1697
      - ELIZABETH LOWES, late Widdow and Exx. of JOHN GRIFFING deced, presented an Inventory of the said deced Estate upon Oath, which is ordered to be recorde
      ===
      1697-1699 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 361)
      Richmond County Court 4th of November 1698
      - Nonsuit is granted to JOHN SIZE and THOMAZIN WHITING, Exrs, of RALPH WHITING deced, against JEREMIAH LOWES &ELIZABETH his Wife, exrs. of JOHN GRIFFIN deced, they not appearing to prosecute to be paid with cost of suit als Exo.
      ===
      1697-1699 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 393)
      Richmond County Court 3rd of March 1698/9
      - Referance granted between JEREMIAH LOWES & ELIZABETH his Wife, Exrs. of the Last Will and Testament of JOHN GRIFFIN deced, Plts. and JOHN SIZE and THOMAZIN WHITING, exrs. of RALPH WHITING deced, till next Court
      ===
      1697-1699 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 426)
      Richmond County Court 8th of June 1699
      - Refferance is granted between JEREMIAH LEWIS & ELIZABETH his Wife. Exrs. of the Last Will and Testament of JOHN GRIFFIN deced, Plts. and JOHN SIZE and THOMAZIN WHITING, Exrs of RALPH WHITING deced, till next Court
      ===
      1697-1699 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 440)
      Richmond County Court 3rd of August 1699
      - Judgment is granted to JEREMIAH LEWIS and ELIZABETH his Wife, Exrs. of the Last Will and Testament of JOHN GRIFFIN, deced, against the Estate of RALPH WHITING deced, in the hands of JOHN SIZE and THOMAZIN WHITING, Exrs. of the said deced, for Eleven thousand pounds of good tobo in cask upon ballance of two Bonds to be pd, with cost of suit &c,
      ===
      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 134
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I JOHN GRIFFIN of the Parish of Kingston in the County of GLOCESTER, Shipwright, doe by these presents sell and this day have delivered a BARKE called "The Humble Servant" about fifty odd tunns with all appurtenances fitted as to Carpenters work now Riding at an anchor in BLACKWATER CREEKE for the value of One hundred and forty pounds Sterl. money of England in hand reced from Col. CADWALLETHER JONES of Rappa: County Gent., for and in value whereof the abovesd money I the said GRIFFIN have this day freely sold the above BARKE, "the Humble Servant, "to the use of the abovesaid JONES his heires forever. And Further I JOHN GRIFFIN do oblige myselfe my heirs to warrant this my sale unto the sd JONES against claimes and this is my reall act & meaning and in performance whereof with- out fraud or intent of deceipt herein I have hereunto set my hand and placed my Seale this 22d day of September 1684
      Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us
      JOSEPH GRIFFING, JOHN GRIFFIN
      THO: HARWAR
      THO: DERRICK, FRANCIS TALIAFERRO
      Rappa October 15th 1684. Then recorded
      ===
      1689-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 8; [Antient Press]; Page 5-6
      Videe Folio 148. These presents Witnesseth that wee PHILLIP HUNNINGS and ELIZABETH HUNNINGS, Wife of the sd PHILLIP HUNNINGS of North Farnham Parish in Rappa County do assigne and make over from us or either of us our Right title and Interest of the Plantation and land with all the Priviledges thereunto belonging which is here written expressed unto JOHN GRIFFIN his heirs or assignes forever in consideration of Forty pounds Sterling already reced, and farther we the sd PHILIP and ELIZABETH HUNNINGS do warrant the same unto the abovesd GRIFFIN his heirs or assigns In Witness whereof we have hereunto sett our hands and Seals the first day of August 1688.
      Sealed Signed and Delivered in the presence of us
      RALPH WHITING, PHILLIP HUNNING
      JOHN CARY ELIZA. HUNNING
      Recognitr in Cur: Court Rappa: 6 die Marty Ano 1688 et Record 12 die
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ELIZABETH HUNNING, Wife of PHILIP HUNNING. of Rappa: County do make constitute and appoint Mr. JOHN BAVEMAR of the aforesd County my lawfull Attorney to acknowledge for me and in my name all my right of all that parcell of land my Husband now lives on joyning upon TOTESKEY CREEKE unto JOHN GRIFFIN, Ship Carpenter, of the aforesd. County and his heirs forever. In confermation I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale this Fifth day of March
      1688/9
      Teste RALPH WHITING, ELIZABETH HUNNINGS
      JOHN SIMPSON
      ===
      1689-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 8; [Antient Press]; Page 73 - 76
      THIS INDENTURE made the 15th day of 8ber in year of our Lord God 1689 Between SAMLL. BAYLY of County of Rappa. Gent. of one part and PHILLIP HUNNINGS of sd County and Parish of other part Witnesseth that sd SAMLL. BAYLY for a valuable consideration to him paid by PHILLIP HUNNINGS hath granted unto sd PHILLIP HUNNINGS his heirs all that Devident or parcell of land conteyning Foure hundred and fifty acres being part of a greater quantitie, and scituate and being in County of Rappa. on the North side of RAPPA RIVER upwards of a mile back upon CHINGATEAGUE begining at a stake by a red Oake being a corner to RALPH WHITING extending thence N. Easterly to a small white Oak corner tree of JAMES MATHEWS, thence E. crossing the main run of CHINGOTEAGUE to a saplin red Oake, thence S. to the line of Esqr. WHITING, thence along the same W. to a small red Oake corner tree to the sd Esqr: thence along another line of the sd Esqrs: S. by W. to an Hickory on a point neere CHINGOTEAGUE, thence W. to the first mentioned Station, Together with all houses plantations, fences woods waters and appertinances whatsoever to the same belonging To have and to hold the sd Four hundred and fifty acres of land and all premises unto sd PHILLIP HUNNINGS his heirs and that sd PHILLIP HUNNINGS his heirs shall at all times quietly and peaceably occupie the sd parcell or devident of land without trouble of sd SAMLL. BAYLY his heirs or assigns or any persons claiming any right under him and that his now Wife shall freely and voluntarily relinquish all right and dame of Dower and Third the before recited premises In Witness whereof sd parties have sett their hands and seales
      Sealed and Delivered in the presents of us
      LENARD ROBINSON, SAMLL. BAYLY
      THO: SMITH SARAH BAYLY
      Recognitr in Cur Comt Rappa 6 die 9ber 1689
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I SAMLL. BAYLY of County of Rappa am firmly bound to PHILLIP HUNNINGS of said County in the just sum of One hundred pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid to which payment I bind myself firmly by these presents Sealed with my Seale dated this 14th day of 8ber 1689
      The Condicon of this obligation is that if the above bound SAMLL. BAYLY his heirs at all time hereafter truly observe and keep all the agreements in a Deed of Sale bearing equal date between the above named SAMLL. BAYLY on the one part and PHILLIP HUNNINGS on the other part and that in all things according to the meaning of the same that then this obligation to be void otherwise to be in full force
      Sealed and delivered in presence of us
      LEONARD ROBINSON, SAMLL BAYLY
      These presents witnesseth that wee PHILLIP HUNNINGS and ELIZ. HUNNINGS now Wife of the aforesaid PHILL: HUNNINGS do assigne and make over all the right and interest of all and singular the premises conteyed in the within Deed for us or either of use unto JOHN GRIFFIN his heirs for a valuable consideration already reced In Witness whereof we have hereunto sett our hands and seals this 18th day of 8ber 1689
      Teste JOHN CARYLL PHILL, HUNNING
      JOHN RICE ELIZ: HUNNING
      Recognitr in Cur Comt. Rappa 6 die 9br 1689
      These presents witnesseth that wee JOHN GRIFFIN and ELIZABETH GRIFFIN the now Wife of the aforesd JOHN GRIFFIN do assigne and make over from us and either of us all our right and interest of all and singular the premises contained in the sd written Deed unto PHILLIP HUNNINGS his Exrs. or assigns forever for a valuable consideration already reced as Witness our hands and Seales this 16th day of 8ber 1689
      Teste JOHN CARRELL JOHN GRIFFIN
      ELIZ. GRIFFIN
      Signed Sealed and Delivered by JOHN GRIFFIN in the presents of JOHN RICE Recognitr in Cur Comt Rappa. 6 die 9bris 1689
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ELIZABETH GRIFFIN, Wife of JOHN GRIFFIN, of Rappa County do make and appoint Mr. JAMES BOUGHAN of the aforesd County my law- full Attorney to acknowledge in my name all my rights of all that parcell of land my Husband bought of PHILLIP HUNNINGS of the aforesd County lying upon TOTASKEY CREEKE unto the above said HUNNINGS and his heirs In Confirmacon whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale this 3rd day of 7ber 1689
      Teste HENRY PICKETT ELIZ GRIFFIN
      JOHN CARYLL
      ===
      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 259
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee ANN SMITH, WILLIAM YOUNG & JOHN GRIFFEN of the County of Essex are firmly bound unto their Majties. Justices of the Peace for the sd County of Essex in the sume of One hundred thousand pounds of good sound merchantable tobacco & caske to the payment whereof we bind our selves Witness our hands & seales this 10th: day of Febry 1693
      The Condition of this Obligacon is such that if the above bound ANNE SMITH, Administrator of the Estate of Capt. ANTHO: SMITH deced do make a perfect Inventory of all chattells rights & credits of the sd deced which shall come to her the sd ANNE SMITH or any other persons for her & the same do exhibit to the next Court held for the sd County of Essex & make Oath thereto & truely administer on the sd Estate according to Law, And give a just Accot: of her administracon when required being first examined & allowed of by the sd Court, Then this pr:sent obligacon shall be void otherwise to stand in full force
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of us
      ROBERT PLEY ANNE SMITH
      FRANCIS GOULDMAN, WILL: YOUNG
      GEO: PARKE JOHN GRIFFING
      Vere Recordtr: Test FRA: MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      ===
      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 15
      In Obedience of an Order granted by Essex County Court bearing date ye 10th ay of Xber: 1695 that in the difference concerning Land between Mr. JOHN SMITH &ELIZA: his Wife, Complts and Mr. JOHN GRIFFIN, Defendt., that Jury of the neighbourhood be summon'd to goe on the said Land in company with Mr. EDWIN THACKER, Surveyr:, to lay out the said Land in difference & according to Patent thereof as also One hundred & fifty acres of Land of NICHOLAS WHITE, we whose names are under written, Jurs., have in order thereto been on the said Land in company with Mr, EDWIN THACKER, Surveyr: & with all care dilligence & to ye best of our judgmts, surveyed and laid out the said Land of Mr. JOHN SMITH and ELIZA: his Wife according to the Patent as alsoe layd out One hundred & fifty acres of Land of NICHOLAS WHITE adjoyning to the land of JOHNSON according to the old line & course upon the said JOHNSONs Land as alsoe we have duely and dilligently veiwed & made inspection into ye damage of the Complts, made in & upon the said Land, we find the Complts, damnified in their claime One thousand pounds of Tobo:; In Witness and Testimony hereof being sworne by Mr. THO: EDMONDSON, Subscribe our hands & fix our seales this eight day of Febry: 1695
      EDWARD ADCOCKE JOHN BILLINGTON
      DANL. DOBYNS DANIELL WHITEHORNE
      WILL: YOUNGE JOHN WEBSTER
      THOMAS GAINES WM. HUDSON
      RICHARD BROOKE ANDREW DUDDING
      RICHD: GRINSTED THO: HINDS
      Truely recorded according to an Order of Essex County Court dated ye 10th day of Febry;
      1695 Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, CI Cur
      ===
      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 84-85
      THIS INDENTURE made ye 10th day of December 1696 Between JOHN GRIFFING of Essex County, Ship Carpenter, of the one part & WILLIAM AYRES of the same County, Planter, of the other part; Witnesseth that ye said JOHN GRIFFING in consideracon of Forty pounds Sterling doth grnt unto ye sd. WM: AYRES his heirs & assignes Two hundred acres of Land in the said County of Essex, begining at a marked corner Hickory standing by the line of WM: TOMLIN near the foot of the hill and down the said line East by North to a marked Gum in the Swamp, thence East by South to a marked Hickory, thence South East along the line of JOHN DAINGERFIELD to a marked Poplar standing on the East side of a branch of TIGNORS CREEKE, thence down the said Branch to two marked Oakes on the said Branch, thence South East along the line of JOSEPH REEVES, thence South West to a Spanish Oake corner, thence South West to ye beginning place, all wch. before bargained Land is part of a tract of Land sold by EDWARD SORRELL of JAMES CITY County & ALICE his Wife, Exer of ye last Will &Testament of BENJA: GOODRICH, late of the said County, to the said JOHN GRIFFING as may appear by a Deed of Sale acknowledged & recorded in ye Genl. Court ye 27th: day of Aprill 1695 and likewise by a Deed of Confirmacon recorded in the said Court ye 17th day of October then next following, And all woods, timber & trees being upon the said Two hundred acres of Land or any part thereof and all wayes waters profitts & hereditamts wt:soever to the same belonging; To have and to hold the sd, land and all premisses with the appurtenances unto the sd. WM. AYRES his heirs and assignes forever in as ample maner as the sd JOHN GRIFFING holdes the same by vertue of the above recited Deeds, And the sd, JOHN GRIFFIN for himselfe his heirs loth grant with the said WILLIAM AYRES that he will at any time at the reasonable request & charges in the Law of the sd. WM. AYRES his heirs or assignes make & execute every further conveyance in the Law for further & more absolute assureing of all the premisses unto ye sd. WM. AYRES as by his Comical learned in the Law shall be required. In Witness whereof the said JOHN GRIFFING hath hereunto set his hand & seale
      Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of
      FRANCIS MERIWETHER, JOHN GRIFFING
      JOHN MAGUFEE
      Acknowledged ye 10th day of Xber: 1696 & Right of Dover relinquished by ELIZABETH GRIFFING before Capt. WM. MOSELEY, Mr. BERNARD GAINES & Mr. ROBT. BROOKE, three
      of his Mats. Justices for Essex County
      Test FRANCIS MERIVETHER, CI Cur
      ===
      1697-1699 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 330
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I RANDALL BIRD of the County of Essex, Sawyer, am held & firmly bound unto Mr. JAMES BOUGHAN of ye same County in ye full & just sum of One hundred pounds sterling money, to which payment to be made I bind myself my heirs firmly by these presents; Sealed with my seale dated this 10th day of June 1699;
      The Condicon of ye above obligacon is such that if ye above bound RANDALL BIRD with ARRABELLA his Wife shall when ye above named JAMES BOUGHAN shall require ye abovesd. RANDALL BIRD to give him a firm conveyance to him & his heirs forever & ARRABELLA his Wife acknowledge her right of Inheritance for ye Plantacon & Tract of land in ye above sd. County of Essex, & where Mr. JNO: GRIFFING lately lived in his life time upon PISCATAWAY CREEK, And further if ye sd. JAMES BOUGHAN shall in any wise mislike ye sd. Conveyance given by ye sd. RANDALL BIRD, if ye sd. RANDALL BIRD at ye sd JAMES BOUGHANs request do give him ye sd. JAMES BOUGHAN for his better & sure makeing of ye sd. Land & Plantacon to him ye sd. BOUGHAN his heirs & assignes forever as aforesd. another firm conveyance, then this obligacon to be void & of none effect else to remaine of full force
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of (Together with ARRABELLA his Wife
      JA: FULLERTON (inter lined before signed betwixt
      JNO: MAKENNY (ye first & second line & ARRA-
      (BELLA his Wife acknowledge her
      (right of Inheritance interlined
      (betwixt ye sixth & seventh line
      (before signed
      RANDALL BUIRD
      Acknowledged in Essex County Cort. ye 11th day of Febry: 1700 & truely recorded
      RAND: BIRD and ARABELLA his Wife (ye said ARABELLA being first privately examined according to Law) acknowledged this Deed of Sale to Mr. FRA: GOULDMAN att a Court held for Essex County the llth day of Febry: 1700 & its truely recorded
      .
      === witness
      James Hughes 2005-06-24 11:00:31
      page 247. Land Grant. Nathaniel Bacon Esq., "President of their Maj'ties Council of State of Virginia" to Mr Robert Yard and Mr John Waters, 179 acres in Rappahannock County, on S. side of Rappa river, adj land of Mrs Eliz's Cox and Leonard Chamberlain, Hoskins Creek, land of Thomas Petties, land of Thomas Green, Piscataway Creek, land given by Mr John Cox to Henry White. This land due for importation of four persons. Dated 21 April 1690.
      signed Nathaniel Bacon Pr
      William Cole Sec'r
      page 148. Assignment of above by Robert Yard of the County of Gloster Gent'l, for L 10. Sterl., to Thomas Edmonson of Essex Co.
      Dated 12 August 1696
      Wit: signed Robert Yard
      John Griffing
      Robt Halsey
      James Boughan

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Essex County wills and deeds, 1711-1714
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 118 pgs
      ===
      King George County Deed Book 1 pp. 620-624
      Indenture 24th/25th September 1729 between THOMAS TURNER Hanover Parish King George County & SAMUEL WHARTON of same .. by deeds of lease & release .. for fifteen pounds Sterling sold 200 acres on main branch of Gingoteague it being part of tract containing 450 acres granted to JOHN GRIFFIN by Patent 11th March 1695 ..
      Presence Saml: Wharton, Isaac x Johnson, Edwd: Rowell Thomas Turner
      3rd October 1729 .. Then came THOMAS TURNER .. acknowledged this Deed .. & BENJAMIN RUSH by Virtue of a Power of Attorney duly proved from SARAH TURNER Wife of sd Thomas relinquished her right of dower ..
      I SARAH TURNER Wife of THOMAS TURNER .. hereby impower BENJAMIN RUSH .. to acknowledge my relinquishment 25th September 1729.
      Presence William Stevenson, William Strother Sarah Turner
      3rd October 1729 .. Power of Attorney recorded.



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