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

William Griffin

Male Bef 1641 - 1684  (> 43 years)


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  • Name William Griffin 
    Born Bef 1641 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Nov 1684  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028711  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2020 

    Father UFO Griffin 
    Family ID F50969  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane MNU Griffin,   d. Aft 1689, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Griffin,   b. Abt 1668, Old Rappahannock County, Virgina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1695, Old Rappahannock County, Virgina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)
     2. John Griffin,   b. 1668, Old Rappahannock County, Virgina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1693, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years)
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F14092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • OLD RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY WILLS.
      ORDER BOOK, 1656-1664.
      Griffin, William. 1 Jan., 1683 5 Nov., 1684.
      Sons William and John;
      wife Janet executrix;
      witnesses Jane Harrison, James Jackson
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      1683-1685 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press] Page 61
      Rappahannock County Court 6th of November 1684
      - Ordered that Mr. ALEXR: DONIPHAN & ELIAS WILSON meet at the House of WM. GRIFFIN deced on the 20th Instant to Inventory and apparise the Estate of the said GRIFFIN And Mr, JAMES HARRISON is alsoe ordered to meet at the same time and place to administer an Oath to the said Apprisers to make a just Inventory and Apprizmt. and alsoe to the Widdow and Relict of the said GRIFFIN to make a true discovery of the said Estate & make presentment of the same to the said Apprisers And they to make returne thereof to the next Court to be held on the North side the River
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      1677-1678 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 6, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 151-153
      This 3d day of March 1679
      IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen, I JOHN WAIGHT of the Parish of SITINBURN in the County of Rappae. Plantr: being in perfect memory blessed be God for it doe make this my last Will & Testament & by this Revoaking all other Wills in maner ' & form as followeth:
      I bequeath my Soule to God that gave it, & my body to be buried at ye Discretion of my Surviving Friends, & as for my worldly Estate in manor following: the uper part of my land on the uper side the Creek I give to my Daughter, MARY WAIGHT, & an hundred acres of land more I give to ELIZABETH VICKERS wch lyeth back of that I formerly sould to JAMES JACKSON & my Sonne, ROBERT WAIGHT, the Remainder of the Seale the whole being Seven hundred acres & my Daughtr: MARY, is to have Timber of her Brother, ROBERT WAIGHTs, land for her use in building & what moveable Estate I have to be equally devided betwixt my Sonne & Daughter, JOHN and MARY, & my Sonne ROBERT to be at age at Eighteene & I do make JOHN VICKERS & WILLIAM GRIFFIN my Overseers to look after my Estate untill the one is married & the other at age & the Estate to remain in the hands of JOHN VICKERS As Witness my hand & Seale
      Testes GEORGE LODGE, JOHN WAIGHT
      STEPHEN FEUELL
      At a Court held for Rappae. County 7br: ye 4th: 1679
      It is ordered that JAMES HARRISON, Mr: HUGH WILLIAMS & Mr: JOHN BOWSIE meete & apprise the Estate of the above Testator as soon as may be & make return thereof to the next Court & that they be Sworn by Mr: ANTHONY SAVAGE for their Just proceedings therein: Vera Copia Test EDMD: CRASKE Cl Cur
      STEPHEN FEUELL aged 26 yeares or thereabouts doth depose that he did see the within named Testator Signe Seale and publish the within mentiond: to be his last Will & Testament & that he was in perfect sence & meory at the Signing Sealing & publishing thereof to the best of his knowledge & further saith not
      STEPHEN FUELL
      Juratus est FUELL Cur Cur Rappae: 3d die 7bris Ano: 1679
      Recordatr.
      ===
      1670-1672 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 218-219
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whome these prsents shall come wee JOHN & GEORGE MOTT send Greeting in or: Lord God Everlasting. Now Know yet, that wee the sd JOHN & GEORGE MOTT for and inconsideration of the sume of three thousand and five hundred pounds of Tob.: & caste in hand pd to us by WILLIAM GRIFFIN of Every part & parcel whereof wee doe heereby fully acquit and discharge him his heirs have bargained sould and confirfimed unto the aforesd WM. GRIFFIN his heires & assignes forever three hundred & fifty acres of land be the same more or less as is set out already by meets & bounds scituate and lying in the Freshes of Rappa. on the North side of the River beginning at a marked att the River side in the line dividing betweene this land and the land of DAVID BRUNAUGH and runing up the River according to the severall courses to a marked white Oake standing by a spring on the River bank and from thence North West to a tree att the extent of thirty six poles and from thence North West to another line of marked trees & up that line into the woods North west to a corner tree thence Northwest & by West 152 poles thence West North West ) poles thence N.N. E. 77 1/2 poles to a line of intersection betweene this land and the land of DAVID BRUNAUGH and finally downe the said line its several! courses thereof to the River side the place where it begann To Have and To Hold all and singular the demised prmises bee the same more or less to him his heires and assignes for ever together with all pffitts & priviledges thereunto belonging in as large and ample manner as the same is granted to me By Patent he or they paying yearely to or: Sovereign Lord the King the rents accustomed att the usual time and further at any time upon reasonable request make further assurance of the said land hee or they being at the charges thereof In Witness whereof we have heareunto sett our hands and seales this 24th day of April 1671
      Test WILLIAM LAMB, JOHN MOTT
      DAVID signum BRUNAUGH GEORGE MOTT
      Recognitr. in Cur Rappa 3d die May Annoque Dom 1671
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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 280-281
      TO ALL TO WHOM these prsents shall come THOMAS MITCHELL of Rappae: County in Virginia, Plantr., sendeth Greeting. Know ye that I the said THOMAS MITCHELL for Two thousand Two hundred & fifty pds. of good tobacco & casque in hand passed have sold unto SARAH GRIFFIN of WESTMORELAND COUNTY in Virginia, Widdow, one hundred acres of land beging, at a marked red Oake standing on the Westward side of the Maine Runn of RAPPAE. CREEKE & extending along sd Run No. by E. to another marked red Oake thence South by West to a marked Maple standing in a swamp on the North side of another Runn falling in the aforesaid Maine Branch of RAPPAE. CREEKE thence down the Swamp to the place where it began being part of Six hundred acres of land sould unto me by Mr. GEORG JONES of Rappae: County To have and to hold the said land wth all advantages wtsoever to the said SARAH GRIFFIN her heires assignes forever under the yearly rents reserved for the same to our Soveraigne Lord the Kin g In Witness my hand and Seale this 7th of May 1680
      Sealed & delivered in prsence of
      JOHN BOWEN THOMAS MITCHALL
      JA: TAYLAR
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae: 7 die July 1680
      I MARY MITCHELL, Wife of the within mentioned THOMAS MITCHELL, freely of my own accord consent & agree to this prsent Deed of Bargaine & Sale & doe hereby remise & forever quit claim all the rights of Dower which I have or may ptend to have Witness my hand & Seale this 6th of July 1680 Sealed & delivered in prsence of WILL: GRIFFIN, MARY MITCHELL
      ELIZB. GRIFFIN
      Recordatr x die July 1680

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      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 79-81
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come I JAMES JACKSON of Rappah: County, Planter, send Greeting. Now Know yee that I the said JAMES JACKSON for the sume of Three thousand pounds of good Tob: & cask in hand to me already paid by WILLIAM GRIFFIN doe give and sell unto the aforesaid WM: GRIFFIN his heires forever a certaine tract of land containing Seaventy five acres of land being in County aforesaid on the North side of Rappa: River being part of the land the said JAMES JACKSON purchased of JAMES ORCHARD the said land being back of the sd ORCHARDs now dwelling Plantation Beginning at a Maple in a great Swamp and running thence E. to a Stake by two small red Oakes neare an old Field; thence N: cutting over the maine branch to a Stake by a Hickory & small Wallnut, thence N. E. to another Stake upon the Hillside by a Hickory & small Wallnut, thence N. E. to another Stake upon the Hillside by a Hickory, thence East to the first mentioned Maple To have and to hold the demised prmisses to him the said WILLIAM GRIFFIN with all the rights without the trouble of the said JACKSON his heires and that he will warrant the said land to him from the claime of any persons wtsoever In Witness whereof I have sett my hand and seale this 16th day of December 1683
      Signed Sealed and delivered in prsence of us
      JAMES HARRISON, JAMES JACKSON
      JOHN VICKARS
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa: 2d die Janry. 1683 et recordatr xxv die
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I SUSANAH JACKSON doe appoint my true and loveing freind, JAMES ORCHARD, to be my lawful! Attorney for me to acknowledge my thirds of a parcel' of land of Seaventy five acres sold by my Husband, JAMES JACKSON, to Mr. JAMES HARRISON As Witness my hand & seale 2d day of Janry. 1683
      Signed sealed and delivered in the prsence of us
      WILLIAM GRIFFIN, SUSSANA JACKSON
      JANE GRIFFIN
      Recordatr xxv die Janry. 1683/4
      Test WM: COLSTON Cl Cur
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      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 81-82
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whome these prsents shall come I JAMES JACKSON of Rappah: County, Planter, send Greeting. Now know yee that I the said JAMES JACKSON for the sum of Three thousand pounds of good Tobacco and cask in hand to me already paid by WILLIAM GRIFFIN have granted unto the aforesaid WM. GRIFFIN his heires forever a certain pcell of land containing Seavetny five acres being in the County aforesaid on the North side of Rappa: River being part of the land the said JACKSON purchased of JAMES ORCHARD the said land lying back of the said ORCHARDS Dwelling Plantation begining at a Maple in a great Swamp and runing thence E: W. to a Stake by two small red Oakes neare an old Field, thence W: S: to another Stake upon a Hill side by a Hickory, thence East to the first mentioned Maple To have and to hold all the demised prmises to him the said WILLIAM GRIFFIN without any lett of the said JACKSON his heires or any other persons & ye said JACKSON will warrant the said land to him and that they shall quietly enjoy the same and that I will acknowledge the sale of the said land in this County of Rappa: and cause my Wife to doe the same the said GRIFFIN or his heires paying to our Sovereigne Lord the King his accustomed dues In Witness whereof I have sett my hand and seale this 16th day of Decembr: 1683 Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
      JAMES HARRISON, JAMES JACKSON
      JOHN VICKARS
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa: 2d die Janry 1683 et recordatr xxv die
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I SUSAN JACKSON appointe my true and loveing freind, JAMES ORCHARD, to be my lawful Attorney for me to acknowledge my thirds of a parcel! of land sold by my Husband, JAMES JACKSON, unto WILLIAM GRIFFIN, As Witness my hand and seale the first day of Janry One thousand Six hundred & eighty three Signed Sealed and delivered in the prsence of us
      MARY ORCHARD SUSANN JACKSON
      CHARLES CHARLERON
      Recordatr xxv die Janry 1683
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      1689-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 8; [Antient Press]; Page 1 - 2
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I WILLIAM GRIFFIN of the County of Rappa., Plantr,. have for and in consideration of the sum of Eight hundred pounds of Tobb. and Caske to me already in hand paid, bargained sold enfeoffed and confirmed and by these presents do bargain sell aline and confirm unto JAMES JACKSON his heires or assigns forever a certain parcel of land containing about Twenty acres more or less lying in the Westward side of ORCHARDS SWAMP bounded by the Run there of being part of a Tract of land contayning Seventy five acres which the aforesaid JACKSON sold unto my Father, WM. GRIFFIN deced, as by a Deed granted may more fully appear; To have and to hold the sd parcell of land with all pertinances and herditaments there unto belonging by him the sd JACKSON his heirs and assigns forever without the lett molestation Interruption Eviction or ejection of me the said GRIFFIN my heirs or Admrs, or any other person or persons whatsoever claiming my right or title thereunto and I the sd GRIFFIN do further oblige my self my heires to warrant the sale of the sd land unto the said JACKSON his heires or assigns or any other person or persons whatsoever claimining in by from or under me my heirs and Admrs.; I doe alsoe oblige myself my heirs & Admrs, to acknowledge this Deed in the County Court of Rappa: within six months after the date of these Presents that it may be enroled according to Law and that I will cause my Wife to do the same. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale this first day of January 1688/9
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of
      JAMES HARISON, WM. GRIFFIN
      ALEXR. DONIPHAN
      Recognitr in Cur Compt Rappa 2nd die Janry Ano 1688 Test WM. COLSTON Cl Cur.
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I WILLIAM GRIFFIN of County of Rappa: Planter, for and in consideration of the sum of four thousand two hundred pounds of Tobb: in Cask to me in hand paid by these presents do sell and confirm unto JAMES HARISSON of County aforesd. Gent. his heirs a certain tract of land containing Seventy and four acres which my Father, WILLIAM GRIFFIN deced. purchased from JAMES JACKSON situate lying and being in County of Rappa: on North side of the River about half a mile back of JAMES ORCHARDs Plantation begining at a Maple in a Great Swamp and runing thence East to a Stake by two small red Oakes neere an old field, thence W. cuting over a main branch to a Stake by a Hickory and a small Walnut, thence W: S: to another Stake upon a Hill side by a Hickory, thence S: East to the first mentioned Maple; To have and to hold occupie and enjoy the aforesd. Tract of land by him said JAMES HARISSON his heirs with all houses, orchards fences and all other appurtenances and hereditaments thereunto belonging or anywise appertaining without the lett interruption eviction of me my heirs or Admrs, or any other person whatsoever only the aforesd. HARISON must lay no claim to a small Peice of land on the Westward side of ORCHARDS SWAMP about 15 or 20 acres more or less which is included within the aforementioned bounds but lately sold by me to JAMES JACKSON whereon he now lives and the Run in the swamp make the Division and I the said GRIFFIN do hereby for myself my heirs warrant the sale of the premises to the said HARISSON his heirs from the claime or title of any person or persons whatsoever and further I do oblige myself my heirs to acknowledge the Deed in the County Court of Rappa: within six months after date of these presents that it may be there recorded according to Law. In Witness whereof I have in confermation of the premises hereunto set my hand and Seale this first day of January 1688/9
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      DONIPHAN, WILLIAM GRIFFIN
      JAMES JACKSON
      Recognitr. in Cur: Cort 2nd die January Ano 1688
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      1672-1674 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part 2; Antient Press: pg 230-231
      THIS INDENTURE made the 25th of March 1674 Between ADAM WOFANDALL his heirs or assigns and JOANE HENRY of the other parties that I ADAM WOFENDALL of the one partie doe take JOHN LOFTREY the Child of JANE HENRY to keep him un till the tearme or time that he come to one and twenty years of age and to find him meat drink and apparell and all other necessaries fitting for a servant and at the end thereof expired to give him Corne and Cloathes according to the Custome of the Country wherein that I ADAM WOFENDALL doe here promise and Ingage that if JANE HENRY can procure a man Servant having five years to serve on the Tearme or time that the Child doth come to ten years of age she puting in that Servt, or any body for her then the Child shall be free. Witness our hands and seals
      Signed before THOS. ERROME, JEAN HENRY
      WILLIAM GRIFFINE ADAM WOFANDALL
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa July 1674

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