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

Mary MNU Harper

Female - 1710


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  • Name Mary MNU Harper 
    Born Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Apr 1710  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028036  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Family 1 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) 
    Married 20 Jan 1629/30  Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. 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)
     2. John {addl records} Harper,   b. Bef 1660, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1720, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years)
     3. Solomon Harper,   b. Bef 1663, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1699, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years)
     4. Thomas Harper,   b. Bef 1655, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1709/10, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years)
     5. William Harper,   b. Bef 1663, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1714, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F15540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William Leake,   b. Bef 1654,   d. 10 Dec 1700, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years) 
    Married Abt 1684  South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriages of Essex and Old Rappahnnock County, Virginia 1655-1900
      1684 Widow of Thomas Harper married William Lake Court Orders O 1,59 #1
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Order Book - 1683-1685; Antient Press: page 42
      - Rappahannock County Court 2nd of October 1684
      - Reference is granted in the suite between Doctr. ROBERT SYNOCK Plt. & WM. LAKE Defendt,, as Marrying the relict of THOMAS HARPER deced, till next Court &c.
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F17007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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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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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 311-12.
      Thomas Harper. Inventory. 5 April 1710. Made in obedience to order of 10 March 1709/10. No total valuation
      shown. James Fullerton
      John Haile
      John Pickett
      Appraisers sworn before James Boughan.
      10 April 1710. Presented by Mary Harper, executrix.
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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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      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 64)
      IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen. this 11th day of Decembr: in ye yeare of or: Lord God 1700 I WILLIAM LEAKE of Farnham Parish in the County of Essex, Miller, being weake in body and of sound & perfect sence & memory and knowing the uncertainty of this life on Earth and being desireous to settle my worldly Estate which God of his grease Mercy hath endowed me with in order do make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following:
      Imps. I recommend my Soule into the hands of God Almighty my Creator assuredly believing that I shall receive full pardon & remission of all my sins and be save & precious Death of my blessed Saviour & redeemer Jesus Christ and my body to ye Earth from whence it was taken to be buryed in decent and Christian like manner as my Executrix hereafter named shall see convenient, Also I revoke and make void all former Wills by me made & declare & appoint this my Last Will and Testament
      Item I will that all those debts and duties that in Right or conscence I doe lawfully owe or stand indebted to any manner of person whatsoever shall be well & truely pd. in some lawful! time after my decease by my Executrix.
      Item I give unto my Godson, WILLIAM NEALE, one Cow & Calfe to be paid him when he comes of age to him and his heires forever
      Item I give unto WILLIAM HARPER, the Son of JNO: HARPER, one Cow & Calfe the same to be paid him when he comes of age to him and his heires for ever
      Lastly, I give & bequeath unto my now well beloved Wife, MARY LEAKE, my House and Planation with all the rest of my lands in Virginia or elsewhere whatsoever and also all the rest of my Estate both reall & personall whatever or wherever with all Bills bonds Dues or demands whatsoever that is any wayes owing or due to me the same I give unto her and her heires for ever whom I make & appoint my whole & sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament In Witness whereof I the sd WM. LEAKE have hereunto set my hand and fixed ms seale this day yeare first above written
      WILLM. ACRES WILLM. LEAKE
      CHARLES BEGERLEY
      JA: CLERKE
      Prov'd by the Oathes of the Witnesses thereto in Essex County Court ye 30th day of Xber: 1700 & truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pr:sents that wee MARY LEAKE, JAMES BOUGHAN & JNO: HARPER of the County of Essex are firmely bound unto JNO: CATLETT Gent. President of the said County Court in ye sum of Two hundred pds. Sterl. we bind ourselves Witness or: hands and seales this 30th day of Xber: 1700
      The Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above bound MARY LEAKE who att a Court held for Essex County the day and yeare abovesaid obteyned a Probate of the last Will of WM: LEAKE deceased shall and doe at all times hereafter performe ye said Will fully pay and satisfie all such Legatees as therein are expressed and doe performe all ye Law enjoines in such cases, Then he above obligation to be void otherwise to remaine in full force
      HEN: GOAR MARY LEAKE
      THO: HUCKLESCOTT JAMES BOUGHAN
      JOHN HARPER
      Truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1668-1670 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 112-114
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whom these pntes shall come I THOMAS HARPER of the County of Rappa. Planter send Greeting Enow yee that I the sd THOMAS HARPER for divers good causes &valluable consideracons mee thereunto moveing & especilly for & in consideracon of one house & two thousand foure hundred pounds of Tub() already received the Receipt whereof I doe hereby accknowledge & of every pte and pcell thereof doe by these pntes accknowledge myselfe fully sattisfyed contented and paid have bargained & sold unto ED. FREEMAN of the abovesd County Planter a pcell of land cont 300 acres or thereabouts he it more or lesse scituate lying and being in Rappa County & on the South side of the River & bounding as followeth
      Begining at the line of ROBT CLEMENTS &soe running along the sd Lyne So, West to the Maine Swamp of PUSCATACON CREEKE & from thence up a branch called the MIDDLE BRANCH running Southerly to the line of FRANCIS BROWNE wch said land is pte and pcell of a tract of land formrly granted by Patt: unto the said THOS. HARPER and ROBT CLEMENTS To Have and To Hold the said Bargained land and premises unto the sd ED. FREEMAN his heirs wth all rights proffitts and apptnces thereunto belonging In Wittness whereof I the sd THUS, HARPER have hereunto sett my hand & seale this 19th day of November Ano Dom 1669
      in the pnce of us HENR: AWBREY
      THOMAS EDMONDSON THO HARPER
      These pntes shall oblige me MARY HARPER Wife to the above named THO. HARPER to accknowledge all my right in the above demized premises unto the above named ED FREEMAN As Wittness my hand and seal the day & year above written
      the marke of MARY HARPER
      Recognitr. 2 Martii 1669
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pnts that I MARY HARPER doe constitute & appoynt & ordevne & by these pines have conctititted appnynted ordeyned & & in my stead and place putt my good Friend THO; GOULDMAN to bee my true and lawfull Atturney or me and in my name and on my behalfe to accknowledge a Deed of Sale unto ED FREEMAN wth my husband THO: HARPER & myselfe have sold unto ED FREEMAN and I doe accknowledge him my sd Atturney Rattifyeing confirmeing and allowingandholding firm stable & effectual in the Law & whatsoever my sd Atturney shall doe in the in as ample maner as to all intents and purposes as if I myselfe were psonally pPrremslesents In Wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this 3d day of March 1669 Sealed & dtd in pnce of us his mac signum
      THO BURNETT, WILLIAM ( CLAYTON MARY HARPER
      Recordatr, xth May 1669
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      1670-1672 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 288-289
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THOMAS HARPER for divers good causes and considerations me thereunto moving and Especially for and in consideration of Sixteene hundred pounds of good Merchantable Arorincoe Tobacco five hundred of which to he paid the yeare next ensuing the date hereof and Eleven hundred to he paid the year following after by GEORGE JACKSON his heirs have given bargained sold and confirmed unto the aforenamed JAMES JACKSON of Rappa County Planter a parcell of land containing one hundred acres compleat scituate lying and being in Rappa County and on the South side of the River and bounding upon EDWARD FREEMAN: land beginning at the Lower End of PISCATICON CREEK which said land is part and parrell of a tract of land formerly granted by Patent unto the said THOMAS HARPER and ROBERT CLEMENTS To Have and To Hold the said bargained land and premises unto the said GEORGE JACKSON and his heirs forever wth all Rights and appurtenances thereunto belonging with warranty against me the said THOMAS HARPER my heirs or any other persons whatsoever In Witness whereof I the said THOMAS HARPER have set my hand and seale
      in the presence of us JOHN BLAKE. THOMAS HARPER
      JOHN RAYNEY his mark
      Pecognitr in Cur Rappa 7th die March Anno Dam 1671
      THESE PRESENTS shall obleige me MARY HARPER Wife of THOMAS HARPER abovenamed to acknowledge all my right in the above demised premises unto the above named GEORGE JACKSON as Witness my band and seal this day and yeare above written
      JOHN BLAKE. MARY HARPER
      JOHN RANE her mark
      Recordatr XX4th die Aprilis 1672
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      1699-1702 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 17
      - At a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of November 1699
      - Upon ye Peticon of MARY LEAKE, its ordered that ye Sheriff of this County or his Deputy sumons JAMES OSMAN to appear at ye next Court to beheld for this County & bring with him RALPH NEALE, Orphan of RALPH NEALE deced.
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      1699-1702 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 86
      Essex County Court 10th of April 1701
      - HENRY KERBY not appearing at ye suit of MARY LEAKE, Exrx. of WM. LEAKE, for Six hundred pds. of sweet scented tobo: & caske already payd. for ye costs & no security being returned, Judgmt, is granted to ye sd LEAKE agt. JAMES BOUGHAN Gent. High Sheriff of this County, for ye same, provided ye Deft. do not appear at ye next Court & answer ye same
      - THO: SMITH not appearing on ye sumons of MARY LEAKE, Exrx, of WM. LEAKE deced, by scire facias for 200 pds. of sweet scented tobo: & caske due by Judgmt, of this Court dated ye 12th day of 7br. 1699, its ordered that ye said Judgmt. be renewed with former & present costs unless ye Deft. spew cause to ye contrary at ye next Court
      - The suit between MARY LEAKE &c. vs JNO: BRAISIER
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      1702-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 11; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 19
      Deed. 9 July 1703. Mary Lake relict of Wm Lake deed of Essex ( this name also appears as Leak and Leake) in the deed ) sells John Harper, planter of Essex ( for consideration paid but more especially for said John Harper making over deed for 300 acres to Tho. Harper of Essex ) 471 acres on the head of Piscataway Creek, a part thereof 114 acres formerly granted to said Wm. Lake 21 October 1687 and adjoining Jas Boughan's land, Clay Patch Branch, the plantation of the Widdow Boughan, Mr. Samuel Parry's land, the land of John Jones, etc. Another parcel of the land, 150 acres was formerly sold by James Boughan of Essex Co. decd to Thomas Troath decd and escheated by the said Wm Leak. And another parcel being 103 1/2 acres was formerly purchased by Thomas Harper of Essex Co. decd from Francis Browne of said County decd, and by Harper sold to Tho: Lydall of said County decd, and by said Wm Leak escheated as by inquest-taken by and before Mr. Isaac Alderson, Escheater, the 18 August 1685.
      Another part being 103 1/2 acres being the other-moiety of the 207 acres purchased by the said Tho Harper of the said Francis Browne and was purchased by said Wm Lake from John Jones.
      All of which makes up 471 acres, which by will of Wm Leake was given to Mary Leake the extrx and relict.
      Wit: Signed Mary Lake
      Tho: Edmondson
      Salvator Muscoe
      James Boughan Junr. Rec. 10 July 1703

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