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

Valentine Peyton

Male 1686 - 1751  (~ 64 years)


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  • Name Valentine Peyton  [1
    Born Oct 1686  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Oct 1751  Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I027278  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Henry Peyton,   b. 1656, Aquia Creek, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1695, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Anne MNU Peyton,   b. Abt 1661, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 690, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1686  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14480  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Female Peyton,   b. Bef 1706, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F16677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Frances Linton,   b. Abt 1698, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1755, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married Abt 1718  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eleanor Peyton,   b. Abt 1719, Stoney Point, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1793 and 1794, Aquia Creek, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     2. Lettice {Unproven} Peyton,   b. Bef 1722, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1771, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years)
     3. Robert Peyton,   b. Abt 1725, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1795, Bledsoe's Lick, near Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     4. Henry Peyton,   b. Bef 1726, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1781, Prince William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years)
     5. John Peyton,   b. 30 Nov 1728, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1774, Prince William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     6. Craven Peyton,   b. Abt 1732, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1781, Loudoun County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     7. Francis Peyton,   b. 1732, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1815, Loudoun County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F14212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince William County Sheriff 1746, 1749
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:
      7 Nov 1774 - - Estate of John Peyton dec'd
      Executors: wife, Sitha Peyton, Valentine Peyton, & John Peyton
      Securities: John Linton, John Brett, and Timothy Peyton
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vastaffo/groupsheets/CaptValentinePeyton1687FGS.T XT
      URL title: Family Group Sheet Capt. Valentine PEYTON
      Note:
      Capt. Valentine PEYTON
      Birth: abt 1687 WestmorelandCo, Virginia
      Land Warrant: 1711 Peytons Run in StaffordCo, Virginia
      Land Patent: 1715 Kettle Run, StaffordCo, Virginia
      Land Purchase: 20 Aug 1725 Broad Run of Occoquan R., StaffordCo, Virginia
      Land Sale: 10 Jul 1728 Acquia Run, StaffordCo, Virginia
      Land Purchase: 1731 Gravelly Br. of Occoquan R., Virginia
      Burgess: bet 1736-1740
      Warehouse: 1736 Lower side Occoquan R., Pr. WilliamCo, Virginia
      Justice: frm 1738-1740 Pr. WilliamCo, Virginia
      Land Purchase: 25 Jun 1739 Occoquan R., Pr. WilliamCo, Virginia
      Land Purchase: 25 Aug 1740 Barton's Br, Little R. of Goose Creek, Pr. WilliamCo, V
      Land Sale: 21 Sep 1740 Pr. WilliamCo, Virginia
      Land Purchase: abt 1742 Little River and course of Hunger Run, LoudounCo, Virginia
      Justice: 27 Feb 1743 Pr. WilliamCo, Virginia
      Land Purchase: 20 Jun 1744 Goose Cr, Truro, Fairfax, Virginia
      Military: bef 1745 VA
      Churchwarden: frm 1745-1746 Dettingen Parish, Quantico, Pr. William, Virginia
      Vestryman: frm 1745-1750 Dettingen Parish, Quantico, Pr. William, Virginia
      Sheriff: 25 Sep 1749 Pr. WilliamCo, Virginia
      Land Purchase: 17 Aug 1750 Little R. of Goose Cr, FairfaxCo, Virginia
      Land Purchase: 10 Dec 1750 Little R., Pr. WilliamCo, Virginia
      Will: abt 1751
      Death: 1 Oct 1751 Dettingen Parish, Pr. William, Virginia
      Probate: frm 1752-1753 Pr. WilliamCo, Virginia
      Marriage: abt 1718 VA
      Father: Henry PEYTON (1656-1695)
      Mother: Anne THORNTON (1661- )
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 1-6 This Indenture dated 7/8th March 1722 between VALENTINE PEYTON of Overwharton Parish in County Stafford and Colony of Virginia Planter and JOHN ADAMS SENR. of said Parish .. by deeds of lease & release .. for sum Three thousand pounds good tobacco sold parcel of land on South side Broad Run of Occaguan River about a mile above the mouth of Kettle run containing about 700 acres being part of a tract of 770 acres formerly granted unto said Valentine Payton under the hand of THOMAS LEE one of the then Agents to the Proprietors bearing date 15th of Novemr. 1715 bounded .. Beginning at a corner marked red kake on Broad run side being the uppr corner tree of a tract formerly surveyed for HENRY HARDING extending thence ..
      Presence Alexr. Scott, Valentine Peyton La: Pepper, Ralph Cotton
      (No recording)
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 536-539 This Indenture made 10th July 1728 between VALENTINE PEYTON of Overwharton Parish Stafford County & JOHN PEYTON of said .. by deeds of lease & release for sum 40 pounds of good & lawfull money of Great Britain said tract being on Acquia Run in Parish & County aforesaid now in occupation of said John Peyton being 100 acres being part of Patent for 1000 acres granted to Valentine Peyton bearing date 6th June 1654 & by him conveyed to HENRY PEYTON 26th May 1657 & acknowledged in Westmoreland County Court & conveyed by Henry Peyton unto the afsd Valentine Peyton his Son by his Last Will & Testament it being the Lowest part of 200 acres of land which was to be divided equally between the said Valentine & the above mentioned John Peyton as by the said Henry Peyton last will & Testament ..
      Presence La: Pepper, Valentine Peyton W. Mason
      At Court held for Stafford County 10th July 1728 Valentine Peyton acknowledged his deeds .. & FFRANCES the Wife of the said Valentine in Open Court relinquished her Right of Dower to the lands .. admitted to record.
      Know all men .. I Valentine Peyton of County Stafford am bound unto John Peyton in sum of 200 pounds Sterling lawfull money of Great Britain 10th day of July 1728. The condition .. whereas said Valentine by pair of Indentures .. hath sold unto John Peyton tract on Acquia Run under several conditions .. now if Valentine do truly perform all conditions & shall also at some time betwixt the Date hereof & the ffirst day of August next lawfully acknowledge the said Indenture .. to the intent same may be recorded & especially if the Wife of said Valentine shall within the said limitted time release any demand of Dower or Joynture she has .. & said John Peyton may quietly enjoy said land discharged of all claims by virtue of Dower .. then this obligation to be void ..
      Presence La: Pepper, Valentine Peyton
      W. Mason
      At Court held for Stafford County 10th July 1728 Valentine Peyton acknowledged his bond .. admitted to record.
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      Prince William Co VA Bond Book 1732-1847
      March 17th 1735 (C-71)
      Guardian Bond
      Know all men by these presents that we James Baxter, Lewis Elzey & Valentine Peyton are held and firmly bound unto the Worshipful Justices of Prince William County their Heirs Executors and Administrators in the sum of fifty Pounds to the true payment whereof we bind ourselves our heirs executors administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents as witness our hands and seals this 17th day of March 1735.
      The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound James Baxter guardian of Giles Tillett his heirs executors and administrators do & shall well & truly pay or cause to be truly paid unto the said Orphans all such estate & estates that now is or hereafter shall come to the hands of the said James Baxter as soon as the said Orphans shall attain so lawful age or when thereunto required by the Justice of the Peace of Prince William County Court & also to have & keep harmless the said Justices their heirs and successors from all trouble & damage that shall & may arise about the said estate then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue. Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of Thomas Robinson.
      James Baxter SEAL
      Lewis Elzey SEAL
      Valentine Peyton SEAL

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      LAND RECORDS, FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, BEGINNING 1742.
      (by Mrs. Eula K. Woodward, Washington, D. C.)
      20 June, 1744, Lease. Peyton Buckner, Hamilton Par. Prince Wm. Co. & Valentine Peyton, same Par. &
      Co. Land N. side Goose Creek, Truro Par. Fairfax Co. granted Peyton, Buckner 17 June, 1741, 597 A. Wit.
      Wm. West, John Barry, Richard Sturman. June 21, 1744, p. 189.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber D; 1738 - 1740; Pages 149-153.
      June 24, 1739. William Champ of Pr. Wm. to Valentine Payton of same....for 30 lbs...150 a. part of gr. of 418 a. gr. to William Champe by deed from the Propriators Office dated Feb. 10, 1725....deeds of lease and release.
      Wm. Champe
      Wits: John Foushee, John Diskin, Thomas Davies.
      At Court June 25, 1739 William Champe acknowledged this release and Elizabeth Champe his wife, she being first privately examined relinquished her right of dower in land conveyed.
      Pages 153-54. William Champe of Pr. Wm. Co. am bound unto Valentine Payton of same, Gent. in sum of 150 lbs. dated this June 25, 1739. The condition of this obligation is such that if the above bound William Champe observe and keep all covenants and articles which he ought to observe mentioned in one deed of lease and release between William Champe and Valentine Payton, according to intent and meaning of the same deeds without fraud then this present obligation to be void and of non effect or else to be and remian in full force and virtue.
      Wm. Champe
      John Foushee, John Diskin, Thomas Davies.
      At Court June 25, 1739 William Champe acknowledged this bond.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber D; 1738 - 1740; Pages 154-155.
      April 17, 1739. Vallentine Payton of Parish of Hamilton Pr. Wm., Gent. to John Foushee of Parish of st. Stephen in Co. of Northumberland Gent .... for 10 Ibs .... 50 a .... at a water spring in the sd. Foushee & Payton's line.
      Val. Peyton
      Wits: Ellen Powell, William Barber, Willm. (W) Watkins.
      Mem: April 17, 1738 quiet and peaceable possession and seizen of the within lands was given and delivered by Vallentine Peyton unto John Foushe by delivery of turff and twigg. Val. Peyton
      Wits: Ellen Powel, Willm Barber, Willm (W) Walkins.
      At Court June 25, 1739 Valentine Peyton, Gent. acknolwedged with livery of seisin endorsed and Frances Peyton his wife, first privately examined relinquished her right of dower conveyed
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber D; 1738 - 1740; Pages 156-57.
      Vallentine Payton of Parish of Hamilton Pr. Wm. am bound unto John Foushee of Parish of st. Stephen, Northumberland in sum of 50 Ibs dated Aprill 17, 1739. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bounden Vallentine Payton hath by indenture of deed sold unto John Foushee a certain tract of land in Pr. Wm. and if Peyton does perform all articles and covenants whatsoever mentioned in sd. deed then above obligation to be void and of none effect otherwise to stand and be in full power force and vertue. Val. Peyton
      Wits: Ellen Powell, William Barber, Willm. (W) Watkins.
      At Court June 25, 1739 Valentine Peyton acknowledged this bond.
      ===
      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber E; 1740 - 1741; pp 76-82
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twenty fifth and Twenty sixth day of August in the year of our Lord 1740 Between THOMAS OWSLEY of Prince William County Gent of one part and VALENTINE PAYTON of ye same County Gent: of other part Wittnesseth that said THOMAS OWSLEY for sum of Seventy pounds current money of Virginia have granted unto sd VALENTINE PAYTON and to his heirs and assigns seven hundred & eleven acres of land being in Prince William County and upon the LITTLE RIVER of GOOSE CREEK & the Branches thereof being part of a tract of 1449 acres of land granted by Deed to the sd THOMAS OWSLEY from the PROPRIATORS OFFICE bearing date ye 14th day of May 1744) and is bounded Beginning at a white oak in a piece of low ground at about five poles distance from the mouth of a Branch called BARTONS BRANCH & on ye East or lower side thereof and running thence N. to 2 red oaks & a Hiccory in CARTERs line thence S. W. a Hiccory & 2 white oaks thence S. E. to a white oak thence East to the beginning (all which premises are now in ye actual possession of him ye sd VALENTINE PAYTON by virtue of an Indenture of Bargin and Sale for one year and by virtue of ye Statute for transferring of uses into possession) to the only propper use and behoof of him sd VALENTINE PAYTON and his heirs for ever. In Wittness whereof said THOMAS OWSLEY hath set his hand and affixed his Seale
      in presence of JOHN GREGG, THO. OWSLEY
      GEO. HARRISON, DANIEL FRENCH
      At a Court held for Prince William County August the 26th 1740
      THOMAS OWSLEY acknowledged this Lease Release & Receit to be his acts and deeds and they were thereupon admitted to Record, Then ANNE his Wife (she being first privately examined) relinquished her right of Dower in the land by this Deed conveyed which
      was also admitted to Record
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THOMAS OWSLEY of Prince William County am held and firmly bound unto VALENTINE PAYTON in the sum of two hundred pounds Sterling this sixth day of August 1740
      THE CONDITION of this Obligation is such that if THOS. OWSLEY shall truly observe all article mentioned in a pair of Deeds of Lease and Release in all things according to the meaning of the same Deeds then this present obligation to be void and of none effect or else to remain in full force and virtue
      in presence of JOHN GREGG, THO.OWSLEY
      GEO. HARRISON, DANIEL FRENCH
      At a Court continued and held for Prince William County August the 26th 1740 THOMAS OWSLEY acknowledged this bond to be his act and deed and it was thereupon admitted to Record
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber E; 1740 - 1741; pp 87-89
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty first and twenty second day of September in the year of our Lord 1740 Between VALENTINE PEYTON of Prince William County Gent. of one part and WILLIAM POWEL of the same County Gent. of other part Witnesseth that sd VALENTINE PEYTON for sum of twenty pounds Sterling have granted unto sd WILLIAM POWEL and to his heirs one hundred & fifty acxres of land in the abovesd County being upon the North end of that tract of land which sd VALENTINE PEYTON bought of THOMAS DALLICE and in a regular manner to enclose the Plantation where the sd WILLIAM POWEL now lives all which premises are now in the actual possession of him the sd WM. POWEL by virtue of one Indenture of Bargain & Sale for one year and by virtue of the Statute for transferring uses into possession all the right of him the sd VALENTINE PEYTON to the premises, In Wittness whereof the sd VALENTINE PEYTON path set his hand and affixed his Seale
      in presence of THO, YOUNG, VAL: PEYTON
      JOHN GARNER, JNO. BOWIE
      At a Court held for Prince William County September the 22th 1740
      VALENTINE PEYTON Gent acknowledged this Lease/Release to be his act and deed and it was thereupon admitted to Record, Then FRANCES his Wife (she being first privately Examined) relinquished her right of Dower in the land by this Deed conveyed which was also admitted to Record
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber P; 1761 - 1764; pp 299-300
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twenty first day of January in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and Sixty three Between JOHN BALLENDINE of the County of Prince William gent. and MARY his Wife of one part and JOHN TAYLOE of the County of RICHMOND Esquire and PRESLY THORNTON of the County of NORTHUMBERLAND Esqr. of the other part. Whereas HENRY PEYTON of Dittingen Parish in the County of Prince William Gent by Deeds of Lease &Release bearing date respectively the twenty fourth & twenty fifth day of March in the year one thousand seven hundred & fifty five for the sum of One hundred and fifty pounds Current money of Virginia did sell unto the said JOHN TAYLOE, PRESLY THORNTON & JOHN BALLENDINE and to their heirs and assigns all that parcel of land in the County of Prince William on the South side of OCCOQUAN RIVER near the FALLS thereof being the land and plantation whereon VALENTINE PEYTON late of the said County gent deced and FRANCES his Wife lived & died including OCCOQUAN WAREHOUSE on the Southside of the said River and the FORGE LANDING HOUSE the same being granted to GEORGE MASON gent deced by PATENT from the PROPRIETORS OFFICE bearing date the third day of March in the year one thousand seven hundred and Four; and by the said GEORGE MASON sold to one MOSES LINTON by an Assignment Endorsed on the said DEED bearing date the Ninth day of May in the year One thousand seven hundred & Seven and by the said MOSES LINTON by his Last Will & Testament given and devised unto FRANCES PEYTON Mother of the said HENRY PEYTON to whom the same descended after her death; the said land being granted by the said Original Deed as for Seventy nine acres and being sold by HENRY PEYTON for the same Quantity; Together with all Houses profits rights whatsoever belonging as by Deeds duly recorded relation being had and Whereas RICHARD BLACKBURN of the said County of Prince William Gent. and MARY his Wife by Deeds of Lease and Release bearing date the Twenty third and Twenty fourth days of May in the year one thousand seven hundred & fifty five for the sum of Three hundred pounds Current money of Virginia did grant unto the said JOHN TAYLOE, PRESLY THORNTON & JOHN BALLENDINE and to their heirs forever two certain parcels of land Vizt. one parcel of land containing One thousand and Seventy acres situate in said County of Prince William on the drains of HOES CREEK and bounded Beginning at a Pine and two white Oaks on the South side of JOHN PEAKEs ROLLING ROAD Corner to the land of Capt. JOHN ELLIOTT and running thence with his line North West then South East to a Chesnut Oak on MR, PEAKEs ROLLING ROAD thence South East to two red Oaks by a Branch of HOOFS CREEK then up the Branch South to a red Oak and white Oak then c crossing the Branch South East to two red Oaks near HOES CREEK and the land of one FICKLE then binding on FICKLEs land North East to the line of JOHN WALLACE now WILLIAM BAYLIS's then with his land North East then with the line of land surveyed for Mr. JOHN GREGG North West to the Beginning the same being granted unto the said RICHARD BLACKBURN by Deed from the PROPRIETORS OFFICE bearing date the fourteenth day of January in the year one thousand seven hundred and Thirty Nine; the other parcel of land containing Six hundred and Forty five acres in County of Prince William on the Branches of MARUMSCOE and bounded beginning at three Hiccories Corner to the land of MOSES LINTON deced and also Corner trees to the land of COLLO. FAIRFAX and running with said MOSES LINTONs line or the Course of his Deed South East to the line of COLO. MASON then with his land and the line of COLO. ROBINSON North West to the Corner of COLO, ROBINSONs near a ROAD thence the same Course from two red Oaks ROBINSONs Corner to the line of Mr. VALENTINE PEYTON then with his line South West to a red Oak his Corner near a branch side thence with another of his line North West to the ROLLING ROAD, thence up the said ROAD the several Courses North West to the line of JOHN WALLACE now WILLIAM BAYLIS's then leaving the ROAD and running with WALLACEs Course and binding with his lines South East to a Branch side & near WALLACEs white Oak corner then crossing the said Branch South East to a white Oak corner to WALLACE at the foot of an Hill then South East to a Black Oak corner to COLO. GRAYSON then with his line South East to the line of COLO, FAIRFAX then with his line North to his Corner then with another of his lines East to the beginning the same being granted to the said RICHARD BLACKBURN by DEED from the PROPRIETORS OFFICE bearing date the second day of September in the year One thousand seven hundred and Forty Three, and all houses, waters, commodities belonging (except such part of the first of the said Tracts as is found to be within the bounds of WILLIAM BAYLIS's land) and Whereas said RICHARD BLACKBURN & MARY his Wife by their other Deeds of Lease and Release bearing date the same twenty third and twenty fourth day of May in the year one thousand seven hundred and Twenty Five for the sum of Twenty pounds Current money of Virginia did sell unto said JOHN TAYLOE, PRESLY THORNTON and JOHN BALLENDINE and to their heirs all his undivided share to Six hundred acres of land in the Counties of FAIRFAX & Prince William on both sides of OCCOQUAN being granted unto one ROBERT SINGLETON late of the County of GLOUCESTER deceas'd by DEED from the PROPRIETORS OFFICE bearing date in the fourth year of the Reign of the Late QUEEN ANNT which said ROBERT SINGLETON by his Last Will and Testament in writing devised one half thereof to his Son (blank) SINGLETON and the other half thereof to be equally divided between his Two Daughters (blank) and SUSANNA; of which said SUSANNA by the name of SUSANNA SMITHER and also of her Son JOHN SMITHER the said RICHARD BLACKBURN purchased the said undivided Share and Title to the said Six hundred acres of land by Deeds of Lease and Release bearing date the twenty seventh and twenty eighth days of October in the year one thousand seven hundred & Fifty One and all houses Gardens Corn whatsoever to the said Six hundred acres belonging And Whereas the said JOHN TAYLOE, PRESLY THORNTON & JOHN BALLENDINE made the several purchases aforesaid in order to Erect and Carry on an IRON WORK and Accordingly there have a FURNACE and several other convenient buildings erected on divers parts of the said lands and many Servants Slaves and Stocks of various kinds proper for carrying on such an undertaking have been purchased upon the Joint Account and Risque of the said JOHN TAYLOE. PRESLY THORNTON & JOHN BALLENDINE but the Partnership Between them as Determined about two years since, and the said JOHN BALLENDINE sold unto the said JOHN TAYLOE and PRESLY THORNTON his part and share of the said lands Ironworks Slaves and Stocks and the said Works since that time have been carried on upon the Account and Risque of the said JOHN TAYLOE and PRESLY THORNTON
      Now This Indenture Witnesseth that for consideration that said JOHN TAYLOE & PRESLY THORNTON have paid unto said JOHN BALLENDINE his share and part of the purchase of all the said lands Slaves and stocks as all other charges and expences in carrying on the said Works as also for the sum of Five shillings current money of Virginia to the said JOHN BALLENDINE paid by JOHN TAYLOE and PRESLY THORNTON whereof said JOHN BALLENDINE and MARY his Wife have sold unto said JOHN TAYLOE and PRESLY THORNTON all his the said JOHN BALLENDINEs undivided part and share to all the parcels of land together with all Plantations houses buildings waters Easement advantages appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging as also all the Estate right claim and demand whatsoever of said JOHN BALLENDINE and MARY his Wife To Have and To Hold all and singular the lands Servants Slaves Stocks & premises hereinbefore mentioned unto the said JOHN TAYLOE & PRESLY THORNTON their heirs & assigns forever. In Witness whereof the parties have set their hands and seals
      in presence of THOS. LAWSON, JOHN BALLENDINE
      MATTHEW GREGG, W. ELLZEY, MARY BALLENDINE
      ALLAN MACRAE & WILLIAM CARR
      At a Court held for Prince William County the 7th day of March 1763
      These Deeds of Lease and Release from JOHN BALLENDINE to JOHN TAYLOE & PRESLY THORNTON Esqr. were proved by the oaths of ALLAN MACRAE, THOMAS LAWSON & WILLIAM ELLZEY gent. to be the act and deed of the said JOHN BALLENDINE & the same was ordered to be recorded together with a Commission for the Examinationof Feme Covert GEORGE the Third to ALLAN MACRAE & WILLIAM CARR Gentlemen. Know ye that we trusting to your Fedelity in privately examining MARY the Wife of JOHN BALLENDINE apart from her Husband touching her free consent to execute Deeds and her Examination &acknoweldgement thereupon to the Justices of our County Court of Prince William on the first Monday in February next you will return & certify to this Writ annexed. Witness JOHN GRAHAM Clerk of our said Court this fourth day of December in the third year of our Reign
      JOHN GRAHAM
      Pursuant to the within dedimus we have examined MARY BALLENDINE apart from her said Husband who says that she does the same freely without the force or threats of her Husband. Certified under our hands & Seals this 29th day of January 1763.
      ALLAN MACRAE WILLIAM CARR

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