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

Lydia MNU Harper

Female Bef 1670 - 1719  (> 40 years)


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  • Name Lydia MNU Harper 
    Born Bef 1670 
    Gender Female 
    Died Between 1710 and 1719  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028029  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Family John Harper,   b. Bef 1660, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1720, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years) 
    Married Bef 1689  South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward Harper,   b. Bef 1698, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1760, Amelia County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years)
     2. Henry Harper,   b. Abt 1700, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1766, Halifax County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F17006  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      http://www.joepayne.org/harper.htm

      Children of Lydia and John Harper are:
      i. William Harper was born Aft 1678 in Rappahannock County, Virginia Formed 1833 From Culpeper County.
      ii. Mary Harper was born Abt 1680 in Rappahannock County, Virginia Formed 1833 From Culpeper County.
      iii. John Harper was born Abt 1682 in Rappahannock County, Virginia Formed 1833 From Culpeper County.
      iv. Edward Harper was born Abt 1698 in Rappahannock County, Virginia Formed 1833 From Culpeper County.
      v. Henry Harper was born Abt 1700 in Essex County, Virginia Formed 1692, and died 1766 in Halifax County, North Carolina Formed 1758 From Edgecombe County. He married Rachel 1728 in Essex County, Virginia Formed 1692. She was born Abt 1700, and died Aft 15 Sep 1765.
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 311.
      Will of Mary Lake, being very sick and weak, dated 30 Jan. 1709.
      To my son John Harper one feather bed and furniture.
      One mare filly to my grandson Soloman Harper.
      One cow and calf to William Harper.
      To my Godson William Neal one gray mare, provided he live and abides with my dafter in law Mary Harper till he attains to the age of twenty one years.
      All my wearing apparel to equally divided between my two daughters in law Ledey Harper and Mary Harper.
      To my two grandsons Soloman Harper and Thomas Harper two cattle.
      John Harper executor. Mary (M) Lake
      Wit: James Fullerton, Thomas Burnett.
      10 April 1710. Proved by James Fullerton and Thomas Burnett.
      Page 311. 10 April 1710. Bond of Jno. Harper as executor of Mary lake. Unto Janes Boughan of Essex County, Gent., in behalf of the Court. For 200 sterling. Securities, James Boughan junr. and William Price.
      John Harper
      James Boughan junr.
      Wm. (P) Price
      Wit: Ja. Alderson, Abr. Ayrton.
      10 April 1710. Acknowledged.
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      1689-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 8; [Antient Press]; Page 59 - 60
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come I JOHN HARPER of the Parish of Farnham in County of Rappa. send Greeting in our Lord everlasting. Now know yee that I sd JOHN HARPER for divers good considerations me thereunto moving before the ensealing of these presents wherewith I acknowledge myselfe well and truly satisfied do by these presents give and confirm unto ROBERT CADE of County and Parish aforesd. all my right title and possession which I have to a part of a tract of land being in County and Parish and being part of a greater Devident formerly granted unto THOS. HARPER being by estimation Two hundred acres and One hundred acres part thereof conveyed by sd HARPER unto sd CADE by Sale dated the 7th day of March 1672 and the other hundred acres sold by JOHN HARPER, Son and heir of the sd THOMAS HARPER, unto sd ROBERT CADE and bounded begining at a marked Hickory on a point by the Mane Swamp of PISCATAWAY CREEKE at the mouth of the middle branch in Forke Between them and thence runing up the sd Branch to the land of FRANCIS BROWNE to a Stake between a white Oake and line thence by his South to a small white Oake, thence South to an old white Oake stump and Spanish Oake marked by a small branch corner of JOSEPH GOODRICH land, thence by his line W. to a red Oake on the brow of a hill where the head of the sd small branch in the line thence by a line of marked trees West to the sd Maine Swamp, thence down the sd Swamp to the place it first began To have and to hold the aforesd Two hundred acres of land to him sd ROBERT CADE and his heirs in as large manner to all intents and purposes as it is granted to me sd JOHN HARPER by Patent engaging myselfe my heirs that the sd ROBERT CADE shall peaceably possess every part and parcell of the sd land according to bounds without molestation from any peson that shall lay any clame thereof the sd ROBERT CADE paying yearly and every yeare the Kings Rents and farther I sd JOHN HARPER do oblige myselfe my heirs to acknowledge this sale of land in Rappa Court unto the sd ROBERT CADE his heirs when thereunto required In Testimony whereof I have hereunto afixed my hand and seale this first day of (blank) One thousand Six hundred and Eighty nine
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presents of
      JOHN GATEWOOD, JOHN HARPER
      JOHN EVANS
      These presents shall oblige me LIDIA HARPER, Wife to JOHN HARPER the above named to acknowledge all my right and title in the above menconed premises unto the above named ROBERT CADE Witness my hand and seale the day and yeare above written
      LIDIA HARPER
      Recognitr in Cur Coml., Rappa 2 die 8bris 1689
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      1689-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 8; [Antient Press]; Page 252-254
      THIS INDENTURE made the 5th day of Augst. 1691 and in the Third year of our Sovereigne Lord and Lady Wm. and Mary over England, Scotland, France, Ireland. Virginia Between JOHN HARPER of County of Rappa in the Colony of Virginia, Plantr., of one part and JOHN PRICE of the same County & Colony, Plantr., of other part, Witnesseth that JOHN HARPER for a valuable consideracon already received have granted unto the sd JOHN PRICE his heirs and assigns forever all his Right and demand of a certain parcell of land conteyn in g Two hundred acres of land more or less being part of a greater tract of land granted by Patent to THO. HARPER late of the aforesd County and Colony deced and by him given to sd JOHN HARPER the sd land being in the aforesd County of Rappa on the South side of the PISCATOUN POCOSON and hounded begining at a corner marked Gum of the sd HARPERs thence down the Fork of the sd Swamp thence up the BRIDGE SWAMP to the North of sd PRICES SPRING BRANCH thence up the sd Spring Branch to sd HARPERs line To have & to hold the sd land together with all woods water and appertinances belonging unto the sd JOHN PRICE his heirs and assigns subject nevertheless to the quit rents that from henceforth grow due for the same to our Sovereigne Lord and Lady the King & Queen their heirs & Successors and the sd JOHN HARPER his heirs & assigns for the sd valuable consideracon will warrant and defend unto the sd JOHN PRICE his heirs and assigns forever In Witness whereof the sd JOHN HARPER have hereunto sett his hand and seale
      Teste. THO HUSLESCOTT JOHN HARPER
      WM. Sig: XX( MORRIS
      Recognitr in Cur Comt Rappa 5 die Augt. 1691
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I LIDIA HARPER by these presents freely and voluntarily ratify and confirm what my within menconed Husband path acted and done and relinquish all my right and interest and dower in the premises and have hereunto
      sett my hand & seal this fifth clay of Augt. 1b91
      Test: THO: HUSLESCOTT, LIDIA HARPER
      WM MORRIS
      Recordr Test WM COLSTON Cl Cur
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      1692-1693 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 20)
      At a Court held for Essex County 10th of August 1692
      - JNO: HARPER appeared in Court and acknowledged a Deed of Sale of a parcel' of Land to ALEXANDER DENAIN to be his real act and deed ye same was admitted to Record
      - LYDIA HARPER, Wife to ye above named JOHN HARPER, appeared in Court and did freely & voluntarily relinquish her right of dower of in & to a parcell of land sold by the said JOHN HARPER to ALEXR: DENAIN, ye same was admitted to Record
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      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 108
      Essex County Court 10th of June 1693
      - Ordered that LYDIA HARPER, who was subpena'd as an evidence in the difference between WM. BALL Plt, and WM. COX Defendt., be paid by the Pit, for one dayes attendance according to Law with costs als Exo.

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      1695-1699 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 9; [Antient Press]; (Page 20)
      THIS INDENTURE made this Tenth day of January 1695/6 and in ye Eighth year of ye Reigne of our dread Sovereigne William by the grace of God &c. Between JOHN HARPER and LYDIA his Wife of SOUTH FARNHAM Parish in Essex County, Planter, on ye one part and WILLIAM COX of ye aforesd. Parish and County, Planter, on ye other part; Witensseth that ye sd JOHN HARPER for Five thousand pounds of sweet sented tobacco & caske fully grant unto ye sd WILLIAM COX & his heirs & assignes forever a certaine tract of land being in ye aforesd. Parish & County being part of a greater Divident of Land bounding as followeth; Begining at a white Oake in ye mouth of a Branch, runing thence up ye sd Branch the severall courses & turnings to a Maple standing at ye head of ye sd. Branch, thence by a line of marked trees South to a Hickory in DENHAMs line, thence along DENHAMs line South West to a white Oake at ye head of a small branch, thence down ye sd. branch to ye mouth thereof, thence down a bigger branch the severall courses till it meet with HILLS SWAMP, thence up HILLS SWAMP till it meets with HILLS line, thence along HILLS line North West to a read Oake in HILLs line. thence to ye place where it first began, containeing Two hundred acreo of Land together with all wayes profitts & interest; To have & to hold all ye sd Land with the appurtenances unto WILLIAM COX his heirs & assignes and ye sd JOHN HARPER for himselfe his heirs that ye same shall remain unto ye said WILLIAM COX & his heirs & assignes forever, deer & kept harmless from all other sales & against all other persons whatsoever lawfully claiming any right; And lastly that he the said JOHN HARPER and LYDIA his Wife by herselfe or lawful' Attorney shall make acknowledgmt. of these presents, and her right of Dower in open Court to be held for Essex County; In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seales
      Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of us
      ALDER. DENHAM, JOHN HARPER
      WILLIAM FFOSAT LEDEY HARPER
      Acknowledged & right of Dower relinquished in Essex County Court ye 10th day of Aprill 1696 Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, CI Cu
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      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 62)
      THIS INDENTURE made this 10th day of xbr: in the yeare of or: Lord God 1700 and in the Twelfth yeare of the Reigne of or: Dread Sovereigne William the third &c, Betweene JOHN HARPER of Farnham Parish in the County of Essex & Colony of Virga:, Planter, and LIDIA his Wife of the one part and JOHN PRICE of the aforesaid Parish & County, Chyrurgion, on the other part Witnesseth that the said JOHN HARPER and LIDIA his Wife for the sume of Two thousand pounds of sweet scented tobacco & caske to them in hand paid hath granted the said JOHN PRICE his heires Exers. & Administrs: a parcel! of land lying and being in the aforesaid Parish & County upon the branches of PISCADDAWAY bounded as followeth beginning at the mouth of a branch caled & knowne by the name of the MIRIE BRANCH and runing up the said Branch to a line of COLD HILLS & along the said line to a corner red Oake by JOHN PRICE & along his line to a Great Swamp & down the said Swamp to the beginning as the beginning is a white Oake conteyning by estimacon a hundred acres of land together with all wayes waters profits to the same belonging and all the right which he the said JOHN HARPER now hath; To have & to hold all the said land with the appurtenances unto the said JOHN PRICE his heires & assignes & that the same shall be and remaine unto him for ever free & cleare and sufficiently kept harmless from all former incumbrances whatsoever And Lastly that he the said JOHN HARPER and LIDIA his Wife by herselfe or Lawful! Attorney shall make due acknowledgmt. of these pr:sents and her right of Dower in open Court the next Court to be held for Essex County when thereunto required In Witness whereof the said JOHN HARPER and LIDIA his Wife hath sett their hands and seales in the presence of HEN: GOARE, JNO: HARPER
      SAM: COATES
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court the 10th day of December 1700 and truely recorded
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 246-48.
      10 July 1709. John Harper of Southfarnham Parish, Essex County, planter, to John Pickett of same, planter. For 4000 pounds of tobacco. 244 acres, part of 550 acres granted to Willm. Tomlin, Edw. Gouldman, James Bougnan by patent 21 Oct. 1704 and by them conveyed to John Harper, in parish aforesaid ... near a branch by Wm. Coxes plantation ... to Colo. Hill's swamp ... up the swamp to Mr. Bailor's line...
      John Harper
      Wit: Thomas Harper, Henry (HB) Boughan.
      10 7ber [Sept.] 1709. Acknowledged by John Harper. Lidia Harper wife to John Harper relinquished her right of dower.
      8 Sept. 1709. Possession and seizin given to John Pickett.
      Wit: Willm. (C) Cox, Andrew Hardee.
      10 7ber [Sept.] 1709. Acknowledged by John Harper.
      10 June 1709. Bond of John Harper of Southfarnham Parish, Essex County, to John Pickett of same. For 8000 pounds of tobacco. To fulfill covenants in the indentures.
      John Harper
      Wit: Thomas Harper, Henry (HB) Boughan.
      10 7ber [Sept.] 1709. Acknowledged.

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