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

George Pley Berry

Male Abt 1693 - 1721  (~ 28 years)


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  • Name George Pley Berry 
    Born Abt 1693  St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Mar 1720/21  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I024936  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2019 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Sarah Harper,   b. Abt 1658, Sittingborne Parish, Old Rapphannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1714, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married Abt 1672  Sittenbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13747  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne MNU Berry,   d. Aft 1733, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1714  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Berry,   b. Bef 1719, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F15388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1717-1721 Essex County Virginia Wills, Inventories and Settlements of Estates No. 3; Page 226.
      Will of George Pley Berry of St. Ann's Parish in the County of Essex being sick and week in body, dated 21 March 1719
      Unto my brother Henry Berry all the land I have in Richmond County given and bequeathed to me by the last will of my deceased: father Henry Berry.
      My plantation, land and premises whereon now live (my wife Ann Berry's thirds or dowry excepted) unto, my daughter Anne Berry. Increase my said daughter should dye without heirs then to .my aforesaid. brother Henry Berry.
      My-aforesaid. wife Ann Berry enjoy so much of my estate as the law allows her only:
      my personall estate unto my daughter Ann Berry
      My wife Ann Berry and my brother Henry Berry executors. George Berry
      Ja Alderson, James (X) Kateing, James (X) Allen. 21.Feb. 1720. Presented in Court by •Henry Berry. Proved by James Allen and James Kateing.
      22 March 1720 [1721]. Proved by Anne Berry; executrix.

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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 deceasec, etc.
      signed
      John Spiller his mark
      Sarah Spiller her mark
      Wit:
      Ja Alderson
      Thomas ffenwick
      A Somervell
      Rec. 9 Sept 1714.

      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 and 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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      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=372&last=&g_p=P5&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Pley, George.
      Publication 20 February 1662.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Rappahannock County (extinct).
      Description: 225 acres on Occupasion Creek; adjoining the land of William Hall. The said land formerly taken up and purchased by said Pley of Henry Berry.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 372 (Reel 5).

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