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

Solomon Harper

Male Bef 1663 - 1699  (> 36 years)


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  • Name Solomon Harper 
    Born Bef 1663  South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Nov 1699  Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028027  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father Thomas Harper,   b. 10 Feb 1617/18, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1684, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Mary MNU Harper,   b. Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1710, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Jan 1629/30  Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 20)
      IN YE NAME OF GOD Amen the Twenty fifth day of Maye in ye yeare of our Lord God 1699, I SOLOMAN HARPR: of Essex County, Planter, being sick & weak in body but of perfect mind & memory thanks be given to God therefore calling to mind ye mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament that is to say principally & first of all I
      give & recommend my Soul into the hands of him yt: gave it & for my body I commend it to ye Earth to be buried in a Xtian. like & decent manner at ye discretion of my Exers. nothing doubting but at ye generall Resurrection I shall receive ye same again by ye Mighty Power of God And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give devise & dispose of the same in ye following manner & form
      Imprimis I give & bequeath to my Brothr:, THOMAS HARPR:, & to WM: HARPR: ye Eldest Son of my Brothr: JNO, HARPR:, all & singular part & parcell of land yt: by right doth justly belong to me to be equally devided between. ye sd THO: HARPR- WM- HARPR: & ye sd land to be reserved & kept in my Brothr: JNO: HARPERS, possession till they be of age & if ye sd THO: HARPER or WM. HARPER dye vthout heir. Legitimate then to descend to the next legall heirs of yt: race or Consanquinty of ye sd HARPRs. Nevr: to be sold from the name & blood
      Item I give a brindle Cowe to Brother, THOS:HARPER: & one thousand pounds of tobacco wch: THO: EVRT, & THO: BROWN standeth indebted to me by Bill
      Item I give to MARY HARPR: ye Daught: of JNO: HARPR:, a brown Cow & calfe wth: their increase
      Item I give a Cowe to JNO: HARPR: ye Son of Brother, JNO: HARPR:
      Item I give my Horse to WM. LEAKE
      Item I give to my beloved Broth'er JNO: HARPR:, who I constitute mae & ordain my only & sole exer. of this my last Will & Testament And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke & disannull all & very othr: formr: Testament Wills ratifying & confirming this & no othr: to be my last Will & Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale ye day & yeare above written
      Signed sealed pronounced & declared by ye sd
      SOLOMON HARPR: as his last Will & Testament
      in pr:sence of us ye Subscribers SOLOMAN HARPR:
      HANNAH RATLIFE her mark
      JNO: KETH his mark
      RICHD. COOPER
      Proved in Essex County Court by ye oathes of HANNAH RATLIFE & JNO: KETH ye 10th day of 9ber: 1699 & truely recorded p FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pr:sents that we JNO: HARPR: & RICHD. GREGORY both of the County of Essex are bound unto his Majties. Justices of ye peace of County of Essex in ye sum of Ten thousand pounds of tobacco & cask this 10th day of 9br: Anno Dom: 1699 The Condicon of this obligacon is that ye above bound JNO: HARPR: who at a Court held for Essex County ye day & years abovesd. obtained Probate of ye last Will of SOLOMAN HARPER; deced will perform & satisfie all such Legatees as are expressed & wt:soever ye Law enjoynes in such case, then ye above obligacon to be void otherwise to stand Signed sealed & delivered in presents of us
      THO: GREGSON, JON: HARPR:
      ROBT. MOSELEY 1699 RICHD; GRIGORY
      Truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 25
      Decembr: 4th: 1699. An Inventory of SOLLOMAN HARPR: Estate valued and oprayes by us ye Subscribours in obedience of an Order of Court dated ye 10th day of Novembr:
      To one horse, one box, one flock bed & bolster rugg & blankett, 2000 eight paney nales, one Cow, one Cow & yearling, Six hundred pounds of tobo; in ye hand of WM. LACK, to fore hundred pound of tobo: in THO: hands 13...09...00 2000 tobacco
      RICHD. TILER
      JNO: BUR
      RICHD. GRIGORY
      Presented at a Court held for Essex County ye 12th day of xber: 1699 by JOHN HARPR,
      Exr. of SOLLOMAN HARPR; deced upon Oath and truely recorded
      Decembr: ye 4th day 1699 ye above appraisirs sworn by me JAMES BOUGHAN
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      James Hughes 2005-12-23 15:00:25
      Historical and Genealogical Notes; Wm. and Mary Qrtly., Vol. 3, No. 4, 1895

      HARPER. - III., p. 204. William Harper, son and heir of William Harper, was living in Sittenborne Parish, Essex county, in 1699. Will of Solomon Harper mentions brother, Thomas Harper, and William and John Harper, sons of brother John, proved in 1699. John Harper and Lydia, his wife, grant in 1699 to Mrs. Sarah Nicholls land (formerly pantented by Thomas Harper). - Essex County Records. John Harper was a linen draper in Bristol, England, in 1671. - Isle of Wight County Records. William Harper died in York county March 24, 1734. -
      Bruton Register.
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      From: Terry harper [mailto:tharp15@hotmail.com]
      Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 1:57 PM
      Subject: Solomon Harper

      I am researching Solomon Harper who lived in SC from 1764-1800. He has become the brick wall for our Harper branch. He first appeared as a property owner in Craven County SC in 1764. We suspect that he may have migrated from one of the other colonies. Do you have any information that might link this Solomon to your Harper branch?
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      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      4 December, 1683; 2 April, 1684.
      HARPER, THOMAS, of the County of Rappa in the Parish of ffarnham.
      All my debts being honestly satisfied & paid then it is my desire that my welbeloved wife Mary Harper and Jno Harper my eldest son be Joyntly Executors. of all my personall estate moveable & Immoveable & furthermore it is my desire that all my land be Equally Devided between my three sonns Jno., Solomon and Thomas Harper Then my desire is that my wife and other son Jno. Harper be posest with the aforesaid Land untill my two youngest sons doe Come to age Provided my wife should Marry any such pson who may by his prodigallyty wast Consume & destroy ye aforesaid Land then my son Jno. Harper to take it into his Custody untill they Come to age furthermore I doe bequeath unto my son Jno. Harper one servant boy named Wm. Cassaulough And one gun.
      Wit. HENRY WATKINS, JNo. BONNER, JOHN X STEWART.
      Page 22.
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      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 101
      Essex County Court 10th of June 1693
      - Upon the humble peticon of SOLOMON HARPER, he is exempted from paying levy this ensuing year by reason of his inability of body
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      1694-1695 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 159
      Essex County Court 10th of June 1694
      - Upon the peticon of SOLOMON HARPER, he is exempted from paying of Levies this year by reason of his Lameness & Sickness
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      1694-1695 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 371
      To all &c., Whereas &c., Now Knowe ye that I ye sd Sr. HENRY CHICHELY, Knt. Deputy Governr: &c. doe with ye consent of ye Council of State accordingly give and grant unto THOMAS HARPER Five hundred and fifty acres of land lying in RAPPAK. County and on ye branches of PISCATAWAY CREEK bounded as followeth: Beginning at Coll. GOODRICHes Spanish Oake by an INDIAN PATH and running thence West South West to a white Oake, thence down a branch ye several! courses dividing this land from a dividend of One thousand acres formerly taken up by ye sd HARPER & JAMES VAUGHAN deced., Two hundred & fifty pole to ye forke of ye sd Branch; thence ye several' courses up ye branch to a corner Oake by ye mouth of a small branch; thence hundred & twenty po:, thence East three hundred and forty po: to markt. trees to a corner Oake, thence North by East three quarters Easterly Two hundred and fifty po: and thence by ye land of Coll. GOODRICH where it began; the sd Land being due and for ye Transportation of Eleven persons into this Collony whose names are menconed in ye Records under this Pattent; To have and to hold &c., To be held &c., yeilding & paying &c. Provided &c., Given under my hand and ye seale of ye Colony this 22d. day of September 1682
      Recordatr: Test PHILL: LUDWELL, p Mr. Secr. HEN: CHICHLEY
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN HARPER, Son & Heir of THOMAS HARPER deced, do for ye good will love & affection that I bear to my Brother, SOLLOMON HARPER dogive & grant & enfeoffe all my right & tytle claime estate & possession that I have unto this within menconed Pattent unto him and his heires forever with warranty from me and my heires and from ye right claime estate of any persons whatsoever by from or under us, unto ye sd SOLLOMON HARPER & his heires & assignes for ever As Witness my hand & seale this (blank) day of September 1693
      Signed & sealed & delivered in ye presence of us
      JAMES BOUGHAN JOHN HARPER
      GEO: PARKE
      At a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of 7br: 1695
      The above named JOHN HARPER appear'd & acknowledged ye above specified contents to be his act & deed to ye above named SOLLOMAN HARPER wch: was ordered to be recorded

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