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

John Burkett

Male Bef 1646 - Bef 1719  (< 73 years)


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  • Name John Burkett 
    Born Bef 1646  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 9 Oct 1719  Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I026004  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Family ID F46221  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Mills,   b. Abt 1653, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1699, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 1678  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Burkett,   b. Bef 1679, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1743/44, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 65 years)
     2. Margaret Burkett,   b. Bef 1690, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1749/50, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 60 years)
     3. Elizabeth Burkett,   b. Bef 1691, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Anne Burkett,   b. Bef 1696, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1745, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F15253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      MILLS, PETER, 2 February, 1676; 2 May, 1677.
      Very sick in body & weak but of perfect memory.
      To my sister Elizabeth Mills all my whole estate both reall and personall only I give and bequeath to Mary Borkett daughter of my brother John Borkett the youngest mare filly that now is and likewise one black yearling to Jane Wall wife of Samuel Wall. To Mary Raw the cow calfe that comes of the cow called Stone. To John Boginton a sow shoate. To Richard Middleton a sow shoate. To my brother Borkett my old sow. To my father two young barrows. To John Mills a young red sow. To Joseph Shipp a young sow. To Samuel Ward the yearling which my sister Margaret gave to me. My sister Elizabeth Mills to have possession of all my estate soe soone as I am dead to live where she pleases. I desire that my Executrix Elizabeth Mills pay the Doctor and other necessary charges for my funerall.
      Wit. SAM WARD, JOHN MILLS. Page 211.
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      William Jett of King George County, 50 acres from George White from the latter's grandfather, John Burkett, whose daughter, Eliza Burkett, was the mother of the said White, 1755. (N B. the surname Burkett in the Jett Family).
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      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 113 - 114
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN BURKETT of the Parish of Sittingbourne in the County of Rappa for the Valluable consideracon of two thousand foure hundred pounds of good sound Merchantable Tobo and caske already received have bargained & sould all my right Title and Interrest of the one halfe or moyety of two hundred eighty and Five acres of Woodland from me the sd Jno Burkett unto NICH: BURT of the County aforesd and his heires for Ever which sd Land I the sd Burkett formerly purchased of RICHARD WEST & is pattented in the said WEST & ROGER CLOTWORTHYs names bearing date the 28:th of July 1663 and confirmed to me by convayance from the sd West and since accknowledged to me by the sd West and recorded the tenth day of January Anno 1664 and hath bin formerly divided betweene me and the sd West as followeth Vizt by a Lyne of marked Trees begining at a red oake standing neare the ground of Roger Clotworthy & so across the aforesd land the Easter- most parte of the wch said land adjoyning to a branch called Popomans Branch I the sd jno. Burkett doe sell and make over as aforesd etc the sd Nicholas Burt paying and discharging all such Rents wch of right are due and by Custome are required unto the truth of wch I have hereunto Interchangeably undersett my hand and seale this 5th day of 8br 1666.
      In presents of us THOMAS FOGGE, John Burkett
      WILL: FOGGE by his marke
      This convayance of land wthin menconed was this day acknowledged by Jno. Burkett to the use and behoofe of Nich Burt his heirs & assigns and desired the same to be recorded in the County Court of Rappa. to all intents and purposes.
      Recordat in Com Rappa 20th Die 9bris 1666
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      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 242
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JAMES YEATES of the Parrish of Sittingbourne in the County of Rappa for the valluable consideracon of five thousand pounds of Tobo already received have bargained & sold from me and my heires unto JOHN BURKETT of the parish and County aforesaid and to his heires two hundred acres of Woodland being part of a greater Devident more largely Specifyed in a Path bearing date the third of August and in the yeare of our Lord 1669 the wch said 200 acres boundeth uppon PEETER MILLS at a White oake neare the River and runeth thence N.E. 254 p to a red oake thence N. W 122 p to a marked pocickry Staike standing in a Tryangle of three trees next the land of DANIELL SWILLIVANT and finally for Breadth on the River to the first menconed tree or white oake To Have and To Hold the said 200 acres of land wth warranty from any persons whatsoever he the said John Burkett his heires paying all such Quitrents as are due per Patt: for the abovesaid 200 acres of land yearly unto me James Yates my heires Moreover I James Yates doe wth the consent of my Wife alienate all her Dower or thirds due unto her by Law and for the more sure confirmacon hereof we joyntly and severally under sett our hands & seales this 15th day of 7br 1666
      In presents of us ALEX: FLEMING. Jam: Yate
      WILL DYER Jane Yate
      April 20th 1667 This Convayance was this day accknowledged before us by James Yate and Joane his Wife unto John Burkett or his Ass's to all intents & purposes wthin Specifyed and to be recorded in the County Court of Rappa
      Recordat in Com Rappa xii Die Junii 1667
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      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 321-325
      TO ALL XPIAN people to whom these presents shall come KNOW YEE that I JAMES YEATES of the County of Rappa. Cooper by and wth the Consent of JOANE his Wife for divers good causes and valluable consideracons him thereunto mooving and more especially for and in consideracon of the sume of Tenn thousand pounds of good Tob: and caske to him in hand paid by GEORGE BAYLY Mercht. wth full and Reall Content and Satisfaccon have bargained and sold unto the said George Bayly his heires three hundred acres of land (be it more or less) lying and being in Rappa. County and on the North side of Rappa. River begining at a marked oake white next and adjoyning to the lands of Mr. TOBY SMYTH decd and runing into the Woods N.E. 529 poles from thence So: E: 244 poles to the land formerly of WILL: MILLS thence So: West to the land of JNO. BURKETT thence up the River N:W: 122 poles uppon the head lyne of the said Burketts land whence by a lyne of marked trees that divides this land and the land of the sd Burkett So: West to the River 264 poles thence up the River No:W: to the first menconed white oake the begining Tree 122 poles To Have and to Hold the said three hundred acres of land be it more or less from him the said James Yeates and Joane his Wife his heires alsoe acknowledge these premises wth Joane his Wife in the Court of Rappa. when thereunto required the said Bayly his heires yeelding paying the Rents and Services from henceforth to be due & of right accustomed. In Wiliness whereof the said James Yeates and Joane his Wife have sett their hands and Seales this 28th of May 1667.
      In presents of us ROBERT MAPES, Jam: Yate
      WILLIAM DYER Joane Yate
      This 10th day of 8br 1667 James Yeates and Joane his Wife acknowledged the wthin specifyed land from them and their heires according to all true intents & meaning and that it is their verry act and Deed and desire that to the same end it may be recorded. Recordat 14th 9br 1667/8
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 5, Part I - 1672-1674; Antient Press: page 44-46
      KNOW ALL MEN that I WILLIAM MOSELEY of the County of Rappa, Gent do hereby sell from me my heirs all my right and interest of a certaine parcel of land to THOMAS PARKER his heirs and assignes forever and this I doe together with the consent of MARTHA my Wife as well for divers good causes as for the valuable consideration of Twelve hundred pounds of Tobacco to us in hand paid whereof we do hereby acknowledge and do therefore hereby sell all our right to the same containing ninety acres of woodland scituate in the said County on the South side the River and Bounded on the North side with the land of JOHN WILKINSON on the East with the land of the said MOSELEY on the South with the land of RICHARD GOODE and on the West with the Run of OCCUPASEE CREEKE the same to have and to hold to him the said THOMAS PARKER forever with all rights thereunto belonging without the hindrance of us or any of our heirs or any other person under us and we do hereby agree that we will from time to time keep harmless from any such persons clayming or pretending any lawfull claim and wee do hereby likewise bind ourselves to acknowledge this Deed at the next Court held for the sd County we have hereunto set our hands and seals this
      10th day of June 1671
      in presence of us JOHN BROWN, WILLIAM MOSELEY
      ROBERT MOSSE MARTHA MOSELY
      KNOW ALL MEN that I THOMAS PARKER of the County of Rappa. Planter with the consent of ELLINOR my Wife do from me my heirs for the valuable consideration of Two thousand three hundred pounds of Tobacco to me in hand paide sell all my right and interest of this Deed of Sale and the wthin mentioned contents thereof being ninety acres of land unto WILLIAM GANNOCK of the County aforesaid his heirs and assigns forever together wth all thereupon or thereunto belonging with all rights and priviledges and do assure the same from all persons that shall lay any claime thereunto from me my heirs or assigns unto the said WILLIAM GANNOCK his heirs and
      assignes furever in ab ample manner as I myself received it from Mr. WILLIAM MOSELEY and in Testimony I have sett my hand and seale this Sixth day of November 1672
      in presence of us JOHN BURKETT, THO: PARKER
      WILL BURKETT
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa 6 die 9bris 1672
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ELLINOR PARKER Wife of THOMAS PARKER of the County of Rappa. Planter doe authorize and appoint my well beloved Friend WILLIAM BATES to be my true and lawful! Attorney at the next Court holden by his Majesties Justices of the Peace for the County aforesaid then and there for me and in my stead to acknowledge and give consent and on my part to ratify and confirme the sale of Ninety acres of land sould by my aforesaid Husband THOMAS PARKER unto WILLIAM GANNOCK of the said County his heirs and assigns forever and I do by my said Attorney acknowledge my thirds of the said land to aforesaid GANNOCK in as large manner as if I myself were then and there personally present. In Testimony I hereunto sett my hand and seale the fourth day of November 1672
      in presence of WILLIAM UNDERWOOD SENR., ELLINIR PARKER
      WILLIAM SALLE
      Recordat x6 die 9bris 1672
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 5, Part I - 1672-1674; Antient Press: page 50-51
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come Sr. WILL. BERKELEY Knt. Governr. and Capt. Genll. of Virginia send greeting Whereas by instructions from the Kings most Excellent Majestie directed to me and the Councell of State his Majestie was graciously pleased to authorize me the said Governr and Council to Grant Pattents and to assign such portions of land to all Adventurers and Planters as have equally heretofore in the like cases either for Adventurers of money or Transportation of People into this Collony according to a Charter of Orders from the late Treasurer and Company and that the same portion of fifty acres of land be granted and assigned for every person transported hither since Midsummer 1625 and that the same course be continued to all Adventures and Planters untill it shall be otherwise be determined by his Majesties most (crossed out) Now know yee that I the sd Sr. WILL, BERKELEY Knt. Govr. doe with the consent of the Councell of State accordingly give and grant unto DAVID FAULKNER one hundred forty and two acres of land scituate in the County of Rappa purchased by him of JOHN BURKETT and by the said JOHN BURKETT of RICHARD WEST as doth appeare by the several! deeds recorded in Rappa County (crossed out) Court as likewise Two hundred acres of land adjoining to this former taken up by us the said BARTLETI (crossed out) BURKETT by Pattent yet in the Secretaries Office according to the ancient lawful! bounds thereof the said being granted to NICHOLAS BURKETT diceased and lately found to Escheat to his Majestic as by an Inquisition recorded in the Secretaries Office under the hand and seale of Majr JOHN WEIRE Escheater for the said County and a Jury Swore before him for that purpose dated the 4th of November 1668, may appeare and is now granted unto DAVID FAULKNER his heirs and assignes forever in as large and ample manner as is expressed in a Charter of Orders from the late Treasurer and Company bearing date the 18th of Novr. 1618 or by Consequence may be justly collected out of same or out of the Letters Pattents whereon they are granted to be held of our Sovereign Lord the King paying for every fifty acres of land hereby granted yearly at the feast of St. Michael the Archangle the Fee for Rent of one shilling wch payment is to be well and truely made yearely from yeare to yeare according to his Majesties Instructions of the 12th of September 1662 provided that if the said FAULKNER his heirs or assigns do not seate or plant upon the said land within three years next ensuing the date hereof then it shall be lawful! for any Adventurer or Planter to make choice and seate thereupon Given under my hand and Seale of the Collony this 11th of October 1670
      Mr. DAVID FAULKNER his Pattent for WILLIAM BERKELEY
      342 acres of land in Rappa County
      Recordatr Test PHILL LUDWELL
      Recordatr in Cu: Com Rappa Test EDMD, CRASK Cl Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN that I DAVID FAULKNER wth the consent of JUDITH my Wife doe in consideration of Five thousand pounds of Tobacco in hand to me paid doe hereby acknowledge to have sold from us and our heirs forever all our right and interest of in and to the within written Pattent and all Lands therein mentioned unto SAMUEL WOOD his heris and assignes forever with warrenty that neither I the said DAVID FAULKNER my heirs nor assigns shall not for the future lay any claim to any part or parcell thereto nd I do hereby oblige myself to acknowledge this as my act and deed together with the like acknowledgement of JUDITH my Wife and for hereof I hereunto set my hand and seale this 4 of November 1672
      in presence of us THOMAS GOULDMAN, DAVID FAULKNER
      NATHL. RICHARDSON JUDITH FAULKNER
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa Sixto die Novembris 1672
      I JUDITH FAULKNER constitute and appoint THOMAS GOULDMAN my Attorney to acknowledge my Interest in a piece of land sould to SAMUEL WOOD and for confirmation hereof I hereunto set my hand and seale this 5th of November 1672
      Test THOMAS GOULDMAN, JUDITH FAULKNER
      NATHNL, RICHARDSON
      Recordatr x6d die Novembris 1672
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      1677-1678 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 6, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 193-194
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I JAMES YATES of Rappae; County having formerly sold unto JOHN BURKETT of the said County two hundred acres of land on the North side of Rappae: River & alsoe Three hundred acres adjoyning to the Two hundred aforesaid unto Mr, GEORGE BALY of PLYMOUTH, Merchant., part of which Five hundred acres (if not the whole) is since found to belong to PETER MILLS deced & falls hereditary to DAVID STERNE & JOHN BURKETT who married the Sisters of the sd PETER MILLS deced by which meanes I the said JAMES YATES am rendered encupable of making good either of the said Sales aforerecited in passing of which I acknowlege to have wronged not onely the purchasers but the heires of the said MILLS. Nov Know yee that I the said JAMES YATES of my own voluntary will out of a hearty desire that I have to make satisfaction for the great wrong done DAVID STERNE & JOHN BURKET doe by these prsents release & for ever quit claime to all the right & interest that I ever had to Eight hundred fifty & three acres 111/169 parts of an acre lately surveyed & Pattented by DAVID STERNE & JOHN BURKETT bounded as followeth: beginning at a white Oak standing on a bank of the River being the corner tree of Mr. TOBIAS SMITHs land now in possession of RICHARD BRAY, & runing along the said BRAYs line NE to a white Oak standing on a branch of PERPETIA CREEK, thence South to a Hickory corner tree standing on the said Branch of PERPETICK CREK thence So. West to an Oak standing in the line of THOMAS HOPKINS deced & thence along the said HOPKINS his line So. to 3 small Oaks standing by a marsh of the River & thence up the said Marsh & River to the first mentioned white Oak, its several! courses To have hold & enjoy every part & parcell thereof to the proper use of the said DAVID STERNE & JOHN BURKETT their heires and assignes wthout the disturbance of me the said JAMES YATES my heires or any other person whatsoever through my procurement, and I acknowledge to have received full satisfaction for same & doe acquit & forever discharge him the said DAVID STERNE & JOHN BURKETT, & doe by these prsents appoint my Loveing Friend, Mr. THOMAS GOULDMAN, my attorney to acknowledge this as my act & deed at the next Court held for Rappae County & obleidge myselfe my heires to give such further assurances of the prmises as shall be thought necessary by the said DAVID STERNE & JOHN BURKETT or as their Attorneys learned in the Law, and for confirmation hereof I have sett my hand & Seale this 24th Septembr: 1678
      GEORGE TAYLOR, JAMES YATES
      GEORGE SOUTHEN
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae 6 die Nov 1678 Recordatr xxl die Janry
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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 230-231
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that wee JOHN BURKITT and DAVID STERNE haveing a tract of land conteyning Eight hundred fifty & three acres lying between the land of Coll, XPHER WORMLEY and the land of Mr. RICHD. BRAY on the North side of Rappae. River in Rappae. County the said land falling to us the said BURKETT and STERNE by marrying the Sisters and Coheirs of PETER MILLS deced, Now know yee that I the said DAVID STERNE for a valuable consideration in hand reced am satisfied onely with one hundred and eighty acres of land or thereabouts of the Devidentt, being the lowermost part, leaving the remainder to the said BURKETT and his heires &c., onely three hundred acres of land or thereabouts taken out of the upper part to be acknowledged to Capt. GEO: BAYLIE his heires or order; We the said BURKETT and STERNE wth the consent of the Coheirs aforesaid have made a devision by a line of marked trees beginning at a small Hickory on the bank of the Maine River, by the upper side of the Plantation, I the said STERNE now live on, and running East South unto another Hickory in the line of the said WORMELY, deviding us the said BURKETT and STERNE wch, act of devision we the said parties doe obleidge or; heires by these prsents to approve of and stand to as a legal! and lawful! devision. Witness our hands & Seales this 30th day of June 1679
      Signed and Sealed in the prsence
      of EDWIN CONWAY, JOHN BURKET
      EDWIN THACKER DAVID STERNE
      These prsents witness that wee ANNA BURKET and ELIZB; STERNE the Coheires aforesaid doe consent and approve of all and every article of the abovesaid act of Devision and doe obleidge our heires &c. to approve the same; And for the further confirmation thereof wee the said parties doe appoint or: freind, Mr, EDWIN CONWAY, our lawfull attorney to acknowledge the same in the next Court held for the County of Rappae: Witness our hands & Seales this 30th day of June 1679
      Signed and Sealed in
      prsents of EDWARD ASHTON, ANNA BURKET
      EDWIN THACKER ELIZABETH STERNE
      Wee the within said JOHN BURKET and DAVID STERNE doe obleidge ourselves our heires &c. to make good the abovesaid quantities of land each to others heires, obleidging each
      other our heires &c. in the penall sum of Five hundred pounds Sterling to be paid on
      the breach of any of the abovesaid articles or all of them In Witness whereof we the said JOHN BURKET and DAVID STERNE have sett or: hands this 2 Jul 1679
      Test EDWIN CONWAY, JOHN )BURKET
      EDWIN THACKER DAVID STERNE
      Recognitr. in Cur Com Rappae 2 die Julii 1679
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      1689-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 8; [Antient Press]; Page 7 - 8
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JAMES ORCHARD and MARY his Wife both of County of Rappa. for and in consideration of a valuable sum of Three thousand Six hundred pounds of good lawful' Tobaco in Caske according to Act by us in hand reced. as also a Gold Ring of Ten Shillings price the Receipt whereof we the sd. JAMES ORCHARD and MARY ORCHARD do hereby acknowledge ourselves thereby to be fully satisfied therewith and by these presents have granted sold and confirmed fully clearly and absolutely unto JOHN BURKETT of the County aforesd his heirs a certain parsell or tract of land conteyning One hundred Eighty five acres lying in the sd County on the North side of the River and on the South East side of the CLEFT CREEK being part of a Patent of Three hundred acres granted to Capt. JOHN WARE (sic WEIRE} bearing date the last day of March 1655, Beginning at a Maple standing by the Cleare Branch of CLIFT CREEK, Corner tree to a parcel of land sold by me the said ORCHARD to JAMES JACKSON and extending thence E. N. to a Stake by Mr. HARISONs Cornfield Fence, thence S. by E. to a Stake by a Spanish Oake, thence W. by S: to the Wester Course of the sd CLIFTS CREEK, thence up the sd Creeke S. to the first mentioned Maple. We the said JAMES ORCHARD and MARY ORCHARD do hereby grant sell convey and make over from us our heirs unto JOHN BURKETT his heirs To have and to hold the same with all its rights and Priviledges of all woods waters and whatsoever else peaceably and quietly without any let hindrance suit denyal or disturbance of us the sd JAMES ORCHARD and MARY ORCHARD our heirs or any other person whatsoever claiming or pretending any claim lawful' to any part of the demised premises also wee the sd JAMES ORCHARD and MARY ORCHARD do oblige ourselves our heirs to make what further assurance he the said JOHN BUCKETT or Councell learned in the Law shall require in that case and do further engage ourselves to acknowledge this our Deed of Sale before the Court of Rappa. there to be enrolled when thereunto lawfully called by the said JOHN BURKETT or his heirs, he or they yeilding and paying all dues or impositions which are or shall he charged and for further confermation hereof we the sd JAMES and MARY have hereunto set our hands and Seals this 6th of March 1688
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us
      WM. MOSELEY, JAMES ORCHARD
      JOAN (blank) MARY ORCHARD
      Recognitr in Cur Court Rappa. 6 die Martii 1688

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