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

John Dodd

Male Abt 1698 - 1750  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name John Dodd 
    Born Abt 1698  St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Oct 1750  Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I026120  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2019 

    Father John Dodd,   b. 2 Jul 1666, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1745, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Jane {Unproven} Hill,   b. Bef 1679,   d. Aft 1721, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years) 
    Married Bef 1695  St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F07325  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Quisenberry,   b. Abt 1705, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1762, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married Between 1732 and Mar 1735/36  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Dodd,   b. Abt 1721, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William Dodd,   b. Abt 1723, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Quisenberry Dodd,   b. Abt 1732, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1781, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F16156  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      OF JOHN DODD
      Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Margaret Dodd ye bed and furniture whereon I now lie.
      Item: I give unto my daughter Sarah one sorrel mare.
      Item: I give unto my son Thomas one horse colt, and one gunn.
      Item: I give unto my son James my Pistols & Holsters.
      Item: I give unto my son Quesenbury one Long Gunn.
      Item: I give unto Margaret my wife two ews besides what the law allows her.
      Item: I leave the rest of my estate to be equally divided between my nine children which is now living and the child which my wife is now going with excepting 8 Gees I leave to my granddaughter Jane Drake and a two year old heifer to my grandson Clapham Drake and a horse and saddle called Sprite, I give to my son Quisenbury.
      I hereby acknowledge this to be my Last Will & Testate (sic) as Witness my hand and seale this 31st day of May 1750.

      His ******* John [X] Dodd *Seale*
      Mark *******

      I appoint Henry Drake and Christopher Collins to by
      my hole and sole Executors.
      Testis
      Philip Peed
      Quesenberry Dodd

      [N.B. The names Quesenbury - Quisenbury - Quesenberry are used interchangeably in this document as well as in many others in the Northern Neck of Virginia where the name is pronounced Cusenberry and sometimes so rendered in tax lists &c.]
      As Page 247 is missing, we turn to the entry in the court order book of October 5, 1750 in regard to the probate of the will of John Dodd, Deceased, which followed his will above given.
      Court Order Book Number Two, page 678 = 5 October 1750:
      The last Will and Testament of John Dodd, deceased, was presented into Court by Christopher Collins and Henry Drake his Executors who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the witnesses thereto and admitted to record, the said Executors with Philip Pead entered into Bond in the sum of Two hundred pounds for the same.

      In preparation to proving John Dodd's will, it would appear from an entry on page 674 under court orders for 8 September 1750 that Quisenbury Dodd was doubtless the heir-at-law of his father and under the age of fourteeen years as the court appointed Christopher Collins to be his guardian and he gave security for this trust with Charles Keesee, his security, and entered into Bond in the sum of One hundred pounds for the same.

      Thomas Randall, John Quisenbury, William Deane and Edmond Barker or any three of them being first sworn are appointed to appraise in money all and singular the estate of John Dodd, deceased, and make report to the next court. [COB #2, page 678]

      The estate of John Dodd, deceased, was appraised to 53:10:1 and recorded in Deed Book #6, page 70, on 2 November 1750. No slaves, indented servants and other items of particular value are mention-ed.
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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1, Part II, (Antient Press); pp. 609-610
      Indenture 1st August 1729 between JOHN DODD JUNR. Parish of Sittenbourn County of King George & SIMON HUGHES of Parish of Hanover King George County Taylor .. for Rents .. that tract whereon Simon now lives containing 50 acres being the moiety of a tract formerly bought by JOHN DODD ffather of the said JOHN party to these presents of JOHN BROWN Deced .. beginning near head of main branch of Chingateague thence down the run; line of THOMAS WHITE; Division line between JOHN DODD & his Brother JOSEPH DODD .. to hold during natural lives of him .. SIMON & MARY his now wife and WILLIAM HUGHES Son of the said SIMON & MARY & to Survivour .. paying every year on 24th December sum of 350 pounds of Tobacco together with the Quit rents .. Simon to plant & maintain 100 apple trees .. build a 16 foot square dwelling House ..
      Presence Will: Turberville,
      John x Dodd Junr.
      Will. Goaring, James Dishman
      1st August 1729 .. Deed recorded.
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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1, Part II, (Antient Press); pp. 611-612
      Indenture 1st August 1729 between JOHN DODD SENR. of Washington Parish County of WItmoreland & JOHN DODD JUNR. of Sittenbourn Parish King George County .. for good causes .. make over unto said JOHN DODD JUNR. 50 acres bounded .. Swamp; line of THOMAS WHITE: main Swamp; being part of tract formerly granted to WILLIAM BROWN & WILLIAM BALTROPE by Patent bearing date 1669 & by the Last Will & Testament of WILLIAM BROWN given to JOHN BROWN and MANFIELD BROWN & by JOHN BROWN sold to JOHN DODD SENR. by Indenture 1728 land in Hanover Parish ..
      Presence Will. Turbervile,
      John x Dodd Senr.
      Will. Goaring, James Dishman
      1st August 1729 .. Deed recorde
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      1735-1743 King George County Deed Book 2 (Antient Press); pp. 25-27 Indenture made 15th day March 1735/6 between JOHN DODD JUNIOR of King George County and ANN his wife of one part and JOSEPH SETTLE of same county .. for sum ffourteen hundred pounds of Tobacco conveyed 50 acres .. tract which his ffather JOHN DODD bought of JOHN BROWN and acknowledged in our Court to his son John Dodd & Ann his wife by Deed of Gift first August 1729 .. bounded by Swamp; line of THOMAS WHITE; main Swamp ..
      John Dodd
      Isaac Settle (sic)
      At a court held 2nd April 1736 .. Deed of Feeofment recorded.
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      1735-1743 King George County Deed Book 2 (Antient Press); p142 Know all men .. I GEORGE FISHPOOL of Parish Hanover King George County Gent. .. am bound unto JOHN DODD .. in penal sum Fourty pounds current money of Virginia .. 2nd Septemr: 1737. Condition .. if doth not trouble John Dodd concerning 50 acres by Deed .. obligation to be void .. otherwise remain ..
      Presence William Remey, Geo. Fishpool
      William Claytor
      (No recording date)
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      1738: 2:234 DEED OF SALE 25 January 1738 William Remey of Hanover Parish, planter, to Henry Drake of same. 3000-pounds tobacco and 12 pounds 10 shillings current money for two tracts of land. One 50A tract bounded by William Carter's orchard, John Dodd's spring branch, and Joseph Carpenter. One 100A tract being that land that William Sarjant left to his Godson William Witteredge and bounded by the line of William Carter's near Mattox Park, Brown's, Roe's, John Chin's and Thomas Randolfs. Signed William Remey. Delivered in presence of John Beddo, William Clator, Clapham Drake. Barbary Remey, wife of William Remey, relinquished her Right of Dower. Recorded 2 February 1738 T. Turner.

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