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

Robert Mosse

Male 1623 - 1689  (66 years)


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  • Name Robert Mosse 
    Born 1623 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Apr 1689  Sittingborne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028728  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Family Mosse 
    Family ID F17361  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rebecca Jones,   b. Between 1643 and 1653,   d. 10 May 1700, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Dorothy Mosse,   b. Bef 1666,   d. Aft 1714, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years)
     2. Robert Mosse,   b. Bef 1676, Sittingborne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1714, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F17470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Mosse,   b. Abt 1648
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F49089  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ===
      Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1656-1692
      MOSS, ROBERT, 8 August, 1685; 3 April, 1689.
      In the name of God Amen I Robert Moss of the County of Rappahh., being of perfect sence & memory, & knowing the fragility uncertainty & the brevity of mans Life, & being willing to get my affairs in order before I die, doe make this my Last will & Testament In manner & forme as followeth;
      Imprimis I bequeath my smile to God that gave it, and my body to ye dust rection to Life at ye Last day, through my Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, & dispose of my Estate as followeth
      Item I give & bequeath unto my Son Robert Moss all & singular my Lands & Lands in this Colony of Virginia & Else where to have hold & Enjoy to him & his heires for Ever.
      Item. I give & bequeath unto my beloved Wife Rebeckah Moss the one half part of my Plantation with the Moiety of the housing fencing gardens and orchards there-upon, to her to have hold and Enjoy for & during her Life.
      Item. I give & bequeath all & sole my personall Estate to wit, my goods & Chattles Unto my beloved Wife Rebeckah, & my son Robert, to be Equally devided between them saveing & Excepting some Legacies hereafter mentioned.
      Item. I give unto Laomedon Tucker or his two Children already borne (to wit) Daniell & Mary one mare fold of one yeare old to them & their heires for Ever, & also two Earling [yearling] heifers to the said Daniell & Mary I give to be them & their Increase in Common between them ye said Daniell & Mary for Ever.
      Item. I give unto Daniell Tucker the Use & benefitt of housing & ground to plant his Cropp on and his Diett from time to time & at all times as Long as the said Daniell shall Live.
      Item. I give & bequeath unto my brother Thomas Mosses two daughters, (Elizabeth & Frances) two Gold Rings, of ten shillings price apiece Each of them one.
      Item I give & bequeath unto William Mosses Son & daughters (to wit) William Moss, ffrances Moss & Elizabeth Moss, three Gold Rings of ten shillings price apiece; to Each of them one.
      Item. I give & bequeath Unto my two grand-daughters (the daughters of Abraham Stapp by my daughter Dorothy) (to wit Rebeckah & Martha Stapp) two mare folds of the age of two yeares Each, to have & to hold the said mare folds & their Increase in Common to them & their heires for Ever, alwayes be it provided that when Either of ye said daughters shall attain ye age of Eighteen yeares that then she may make an Equall division of this said Legacie & Enjoy her Due part.
      Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Dorothy, the wife of Abraham Stapp, one gold Ring of Eighteen shillings price.
      Item I give Unto Jeremiah Parker the son of Thomas Parker one heifer of a years old.
      Item. I Will, ordaine, & appoynt my beloved Wife Rebeckah, & my Son Robert Moss, to be Joynt Executrix & Executor of this my last will, & doe Revoke annuli all former Will or Wills by me had and made appoynting this and no other to be my Last Will & testament.
      In witness hereof I hereunto publish my name, & affixe my Seale, & make publication hereof In the titmice of honest & Lawfull witnesses; this Eighth day of August m the years of our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, one Thousand six hundred & five.
      Signed sealed & Published Robert Moss Seal
      in the presence of us
      ABRAHAM STAPP
      John M Mills his mark
      Tho: PARKER
      === Old Rappahannock Co. Va
      Transported 29 Nov 1674 (with 179 other persons) by Mr. James Harrison, John Rowzee & Eliz, Margerett, Anne & Elin Mott, the 4 orphans of Mr. Geo Mott; 9019 acres on the S. side of Rappa River about 6 miles up the falls.
      Cavaliers & Pioneers pg 159, Patent Book 6 p 546,:
      ===
      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 1, Part I - 1656-1662; Antient Press; Page 39-41
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ROBT. MOSS do hereby acknowledge to have sold & conveyed from me my heirs Exrs or assignes a parcell of land lying & being upon the Maine Branch of a Swamp called by the name of CHESTUCKSENT & bounden with marked trees under the HILLS to a marked white Oake marked three ways in the line & thence Extending it self to the miles end of my Devident being the Quantity of One hundred acres either more or less the sd land being made over as is aforesaid unto RICHARD STOAKES his heirs or assigns for ever with all rights & priviledges thereunto belonging in as full & ample manner as it is granted to me by my Pattent the sd Land being part of a tract of land sold to me by Mr. WILLIAM MOSELEY be the sd RICHARD STOAKES being lyable from henceforth to pay his Matys quitrents & all taxations that shall be demanded as Witness my hand & Seal this 29th of January 1664
      Test JOHN LAMPART, ROBT: MOSS seal
      PETER JOHNSON
      I REBECKA MOSS do give my full & free consent to ye sale of this Land abovementioned as Witness my hand this 20th Jan: 1664
      Test JOHN LAMPART, REBECCA MOSSE seal
      PETER JOHNSON
      - I REBECKA MOSS make STEPHEN CATOR my full & lawfull Attorny for the Sale of the Land within the mentioned Conveyance. Witness my hand the 20th of October 1664
      GRIFFIN JONES, REBECCA MOSSE
      DAVID TUCKER
      Recognr in Cur Com Rappa 2 die 9bris 1665
      ===
      1662-1664 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 271-272
      KNOW ALL MEN that I WILLIAM MOSELEY of the County of Rappa. in Virga, gent & MARTHA my Wife do acknowledge to have granted unto ROBERT MOSS of the same County his heirs & assignes from us or either of us our heirs & assignes all our right belonging to a parcell of land conteining three hundred & twelve acres being part of a tract of land whereon I the sd WILLIAM MOSELEY now live in the Parish of Sitten bourne in the County abovesd & begining on a point of land on the South East side of the Creek & runeth up the sd Creek side & up the Swamp of the sd Creek to the utmost extent of the bounds of the Pattent excluding the Marsh of the Creek & all the Swamp on which it is bounded & runing according to the bounds of my Pattent from the sd Branch to the place where it began moreover I do further oblige my self my heirs to Warrant the sale of the sd land to the sd ROBERT MOSS & his heirs for ever & alsoe from the Dower of us WILLIAM & MARTHA MOSELEY & his heirs to save harmless from any persons whatsoever and we do also assigne over all our Right belonging to the sd Pattent as may be collected out of the Pattent to us he the sd ROBERT MOSS paying his Matys Ouittrents & all other taxes levied on the abovesd Land likewide we do further declare that the Land called the RICHNECK is part & parcell of this land which we the sd WILLIAM MOSELEY & MARTHA MOSELEY do convey unto ROBERT MOSS & his heirs binding us & our heirs jointly & severally as by the records doth appear & for the true performance of all the premises we freely sett our hands & seals this 30th of January 1663
      in presence of JOHN DUNBAR, W. MOSELEY
      JAMES BOUGHAN MARTHA MOSELEY
      ===
      1662-1664 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 276
      ROBERT MOSSs mark two cropps & two overkeels of all his hoggs & catle
      Recordat un derima die Fehr 1663 ROBERT DAVIS Clr Cur prd
      ===
      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 518-520
      THIS INDENTURE made the 3d day of Novembr: in the yeare of our Lord God 1668 Betweene HENRY JEARMAN and DOROTHY his Wife both of the County of Rappa. of the one party and ROBT. and THOMAS MOSS of the same County of the other party WITTNESSETH that the sd German and Dorothy his Wife for & in consideracon of the Valluable sume of Two thousand pounds of good sound lawfull Merchantable Tobo: wth Caske in hand Received by Bill Vizt. to be paid uppon Demand as by the Tenure of the sd Bill it may and will appeare Have bargained and sold unto the sd Robt. and Thomas and their heires for Ever a certaine parcell of land sett lying and being in the County aforesd and Parish of Sittingbourne it being the one halfe or moyety of a parcell of land formerly purchased by me the sd German of DANIELL GAINES and according as the aforesd moyety was laid out formerly unto RICHD: GOOD it being 170 acres more or less To Have and To Hold to them the sd Robert and Thomas their heires and it is further agreed betweene the sd partyes that the said Henry and Dorothy his Wife shall by themselves or their Knowne lawfull Attorney make a Recognition of this their Deed at the next Court held for this County and to the true performance hereof they doe hereby bind themselves their heires in the sume of foure thousand pounds of Merchantable Tobo: and Caske to be paid upon demand wth convenience in the County of Rappa. IN WITNESS that this is our voluntary act and deed wee have hereunto sett our hands and seales this 3d 9br 1668.
      In presents of us WM. MOSELEY, Mr:Henry German
      WM. UNDERWOOD, RICH: GOOD
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa 4 Die 9bris 1668
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I Henry German & Dorothy my Wife doe appoynt our Loveing Freind Mr. WM. MOSELEY our true and lawfull attorney to accknowledge to Robt. & Tho: Moss our rights of 170 acres of land more or less according to a convayance by us signed & delivered to the sd Robt: and Tho: Moss that the sd Deed may be by him accordingly accknowledged at the next Court held for this County IN WITTNESS that this is our free Volluntary act & deed wee have hereto sett our hands and seales this 3d of November 1668.
      In presents of us JOHN RYMAN,
      WM UNDERWOOD (no signature)
      Recordat in Coin Rappa x die 9bris 1668
      ===
      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 520-523
      HIS INDENTURE made this second of 9br in the yeare of our Lord God 1668 Betweene GEO: MARKE and MARY his Wife both of the County of Rappa, of the one party and ROBERT & THOMAS MOSS of the same County of the other party WITTNESSETH that the sd Marke and Mary his Wife for and in consideracon of the Valluable sume of Two thousand eight hundred pounds of good sound Merchantable Tob: wth Caske in hand reced in Bills Vizt: foure hogshds to be paid uppon Demands and the Remainder to be paid in the yeare of our Lord 1669 as by the tenure of the sd Bills it may and will appeare have bargained and sold a certaine parcell of land sett lying and being in the County aforesd and in the Parish of Sittingbourne on the So: East side of Occupatia Swamp cont: 225 acres it being parte of a greater quantity formerly granted to Mr. DANIELL GAINES and NICH: WILLARE by Patt: beareing date the 24th of January 1665 and by him the sd Gaines sold unto Geo: Marke and RICHD: MARLEY of the County Deced in Coptnership becoming due to the sd Marke as Survivor the sd 225 acres To Have and To Hold unto them the sd Robt: and Thomas their heires keep harmless from any person especially from the heires of Richd. Morley before menconed IN WITTNESS that this is our Volluntary act & deed wee have hereunto sett our hands and seales the 2d 9br
      1668.
      In presents of us WM. MOSELEY Geo: Mark
      JOHN RYMAN Mary Mark
      Recognit in Cur Corn Rapa 4 Dit 9bris 1668
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee Geo: Marke & Mary Marke doe hereby appoynt my Trusty and Welbeloved Freind Mr, WM. MOSELEY to be our true and lawful! Attorney to accknowledge unto Robt: & Thomas Moss a Devident of land that wee lately bought of ROBT. GAINES of the same County and wtsoever my said Attorney shall doe therein wee do allowe of and doe hereby confirme Rattify and allowe of as if we our Selves were present. WITTNESS our hands this 3d 9br 1668.
      In presents of us ROBERT PLEY, Geo: Marke
      JOHN RYMAN Mary Marke
      Recordat a Die 9bris 1668
      ===
      1670-1672 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 283-284
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ROBERT MOSSE of the County of Rappa. in Virginia Planter and REBECCA my Wife do acknowledge by these presents to have could and confirmed unto RICHARD STOAKES of the same County in the Parish of Sittingbourne and to his heirs all our right title and Interest unto us
      belonging a par cell of land about two hundred acres more or less bounding upon a devident of land that the said STOAKES now liveth upon and also bounding upon the land of CAPT, HAWKINS both was further bounding upon the land of NICHOLAS CATLETT and NICHOLAS WILLARD and also all the land belonging to me ROBERT MOSS of the South East side of the Maine Swamp called CHICKICKSON and from thence to his own boundes Moreover I the said MOSS doe further obleige myself and my heirs to warrant the sale of the said land unto RICHARD STOAKES and his heirs forever and also from the Dower of my Wife REBECCA he the said STOAKES paying his Majesties Quittrents and all other taxes and Impositions wch either are or heereafter shall be devised on the abovesaid land and we freely hereunto sett our hands and seals this first of February Anno 1671/2 in prence of us JOHN RYMAN, (Byman in text) ROBERT MOSS
      HUM DAVIS signum REBECCA MOSS
      Recognitr in Cur Rappa. 7th Die March Anno Dom 1671
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I REBECCA MOSS of the County of Rappa do hereby constitute and appoint my Trusty and loveing friend JOHN RIMON of the County aforesaid my true & lawfull Attorney to acknowledge unto RICHARD STOKES of the same County at the next Court held for Rappa a persell of land as by a Conveyance may further appear allowing and confirming the same as if I myself were personally presnt as Witness my hand this first of February 1671.2
      in presence of us HUM DAVIS signum REBECCA MOSS
      BARTH WILLIAMS signum the mark of
      Recordatr XX4th die Aprillis 1672
      ===
      1674-1676 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 236-237
      THIS INDENTURE made the third of Novembr. in the year 1668 Between HENRY GERMAN and DOROTHY his Wife both of the County of Rappa of the one party and ROBERT and THOMAS MOSS of the same County of the other party Witnesseth that the said GERMAN and DOROTHY his Wife for and in consideration of the valuable summe of Two thousand pounds of good sound merchantable tobacco with Caske in hand received by Bill (Vizt) to be paid upon demand as by the Tenner of the said Bill it may and will appear have given sold and make over from them and their heirs unto the said ROBERT and THOMAS and their heirs and assigns forever a certain parcell of land being in the County aforesaid and in the Parish of Sittingbourne it being the one halfe or moiety of a parcell of land formerly purchased by me the said GERMAN of DANIEL GAINES and according as the aforesaid moiety was formerly land butt unto RICHD. GOOD it being one hundred and seaven tie acres more or less to have hold occupie and enjoy peacablie and quietly to them ROBERT and THOMAS their and either of their heirs forever without any let or ejection of the said GERMAN or DOROTHY his Wife or their or either of their heirs claiming lawfull title to any part thereof and it is further agreed upon between the said parties that the said GERMAN and DOROTHY his Wife will at all times hereafter keep harmless from all persons whatsoever under them claiming to anne part thereof and it is further agreed between the said parties that the said HENRY and DOROTHY his Wife shall either by themselves or there known lawful! attorney make a Recognition of this there Deed at the next Court held for this County and to the summ of Four thousand pounds of Merchantable Tobacco and Caske to be paid upon demand with convenience in the County of Rappa In Witness that this within act have hereunto sett our hands and seals the 3d of 9br 1668
      in presence of WM. MOSELEY HENRY GERMAN
      WM. UNDERWOOD, RICHD, GOODE DOROTHY GERMAN the marke of
      Recognitr in Com Rappa 4 die 9bris 1668
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we ROBERT and THOMAS MOSS with REBECCA and ELIZA our Wifes doe assigne all our right and Interest of this conveyance within mentioned from us and our heirs forever unto JOHN WOOD his heirs forever as Witness our hands this llth day of July 1674
      Test FRANCIS GRAVES, ROBT, MOSS
      RICHARD POOLE THOMAS MOSS
      REBECCA MOSS
      ELIZA. MOSS
      Recognitr in Cu Com Rappa 2 die 7bris 1674
      ===
      1677-1678 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 6, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 171-172
      TO ALL PEOPLE to whom this present writing shall come. I ROBERT MOSS of ye County of Rappae: send Greeting. Know yee that I ye said ROBERT MOSS for diverse good causes & espetially for ye love & affection me thereunto mooving that I beare unto JEREMIAH PARKER, second Sonne of THOMAS PARKER & of ELLINOR his Wife, have given unto ye said JEREMIAH PARKER, Son of THOMAS PARKER, one Cow Calfe about ye age of two months marked wth a crop & staple in ye cropp on ye left eare & ye right eare whole, To have & to hold said Cow Calfe & all & singular ye female increase of ye same until ye said JEREMIAH PARKER shall attaine ye age of eighteen yeares hereby giveing & granting unto THOMAS PARKER, Father of ye said JEREMIAH PARKER, his heires & assignes for his own care in keeping & looking after sd Cow Calfe in ye meantime & her increase all & singular ye male increase & ye milk of ye female, & after ye said JEREMIAH PARKER shall come to age of Eighteen yeares as abovesd. both male & female to ye use of ye said JEREMIAH his heires & assignes forever Provided that if ye said JEREMIAH PARKER shall depart this life before he attaine ye age of Eighteen years that then ye above said donation shall be & descend to ye propper use & behoofe of THOMAS PARKER, Father of ye said JEREMIAH PARKER, & his heires for ever but in case ye said JEREMIAH survive ye tearme of yeares above specified then it shall & may be lawful for him to have all ye prmises both male & female wthout any matter of demand of me ye said ROBERT MOSS or any pson whatsoever for me & wthout any money or other being therefore yielded to me ye said ROBERT MOSS my heires forever. Know yee that I ye said ROBERT MOSS have put ye said THOMAS PARKER in ye behalfe of his said Sonne, JEREMIAH, in quiet possession of ye prmises hereby ratifying this prsent writing In Witness whereof I have subscribed my name & sett my seale ye 4th of June 1678
      Test HENRY MONCASTER, ROBERT MOSS
      ABRAHAM STAPP
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae: 5 die Junii 1678
      ===
      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 234
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ROBERT MOSS of the County of Rappae., Planter, together with the consent of REBECCA my beloved Wife, for diverse good causes me thereunto mooving, as alsoe for the love and affection wee Beare unto LEOMIDON TUCKER of the abovesaid County, doe for us freely give and make over unto the said LEOMIDON TUCKER his heires and assignes forever One hundred acres of land being in the Parish of Sittingburne in the County aforesaid on South side of Rappae. River back in the woods on the SW branch of OCCUPACY CREEK beginning at a marked red Oak the corner tree of the land of ROBT. GAINES, and runing thence along the line of the land of THOMAS PARKER for length, a certaine proportional quantity of perches according to the dimension of land above specified thence the next Course into the land above specified, thence the next Course inw the land of ROBERT MOSS accordiug to proportion parrellell with the first course back againe; to the line of the land of WILLIAM BATES and finally along the said line to the first mentioned station, we the said ROBERT and REBECCA MOSS doe warrant the said land unto LEOMIDON TUCKER his heires & assignes freely to hold said land without any money or anything to be paid unto us putting the said LEOMIDON TUCKER in present possession by livery of turffe and twigg and acknowledgment of this land in the County Court of Rappae: by ourselves or our known lawful! attorney In Witness whereof wee hereunto subscribe or: names & set our seales this 3 day of 7ber 1679
      Signed sealed and Delivd. in prsence of us ROBERT MOSS
      DANLL, TUCKER, ABRAM: STAPP REBECCA MOSS
      Recordatr x die October 1679
      ===
      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 17-19
      THIS INDENTURE made ye twentieth day of January Anno Dom 1682 and in ye foyer and thirtieth yeare of Reigne of or: Soveraigne Lord Charles ye second &c. Between ROBERT MOSS of Rappahannock County, Planter, and REBECCA his Wife of the one part and JOHN MILLS JUNYR, of ye same County, Planter, of the other part Witnesseth that ye said ROBERT MOSS & REBECCA his Wife for a valuable consideration already received have sold unto ye said JOHN MILLS JUNYR. his heirs a certaine tract of land contaying Two hundred acres being part of a greater devident of land granted unto ROBERT MOSS by Pattent relation being had may appeare scituate and being in ye said County of Rappa: on ye South side of ye River, Beginning at a corner tree standing on the Eastermost side of a Creek called by ye name of WASSANANSON CREEK and adjoyning to the land formerly belonging to JOHN COX and hounding on ye same S: to three marked white Oakes standing tryangle , thence W: and by So: to the land of RICHARD STOAKES and alonge ye said STOAKES his line to a certain Branch that parteth ye said quantity of land and ye land of ye said ROBERT MOSS wch said branch is ye true bounds between ye said ROBERT MOSS and is to be the true bounds between ye said ROBERT MOSS and JOHN MILLS their heires and assignes forever and soe downe ye said Branch or Swamp to ye place it first began To have and to hold the said Two hundred acres of land together with all rights belonging as alsoe all houses orchards fencing stuffe timber being or belonging under ye yearly rent due for ye same to or: Sovereigne Lord ye King his heirs and I the said ROBERT and REBECCA my Wife for ye further assurance doe oblidge orselves to acknowledge ye same in the County Court of Rappa: if thereunto required unto ye said JOHN MILLS his heires forever As Witness or: hands and seals
      Signed Sealed &delivd, pr
      ROBERT MOSS in presence of us RICHARD CAWTHORNE THO: NEWS ROBERT MOSS
      Signed sealed and delivrd. pr
      REBECCA MOSS in prsence of us RICHARD CAWTHORNE ABRAHAM STEPP his mark REBECCA MOSS
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa 7 die Marty 1682 et Recordat iii die
      ===
      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 19-20
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whome these prsents shall come, I ROBERT MOSS of ye Parrish of Sittingbourne in ye County of Rappa: in Virginia, Plantr:, send Greeting in our Lord God everlasting. Know yee that I the said ROBERT MOSS and REBECCA my Wife for the Naturall love and affection I have to my loving Brother, ROBERT JONES, together with divers other good causes have granted and made over unto my aforesaid Brother, ROBERT JONES, his heirs and assigns forever, one parcell of land contaying One hundred acres being on ye South side Rappahannock River in ye Parrish and County aforesaid; It being at ye upper end of a tract of land ye said ROBERT MOSS doth now live and adjoyneth upon ye land of NICHOLAS WILLARD and soe including ye quantity of One hundred acres of land together with all their appurtenances belonging To have and to hold with all rights belonging with all woods timbers trees to him ye said ROBERT JONES his heirs, Subject Nevertheless to the rents and services that shall henceforth become due to or: Soveraigne Lord the King his heirs and lastly wee the said ROBERT MOSS and REBECCA my Wife do further oblidge or:selves to acknowledge this Instrument in Court of Rappahannock when required and doe warrant ye said One hundred acres of land free from all manner of demands In Witness whereof I ye said ROBERT MOSS and REBECCA my Wife have set our hands and affixed or: seales this 20th day of January 1682
      Signed Sealed and delivered in prsence of us
      RICHARD CAUTHORNE, ROBERT MOSS
      ABRAHAM STEPP REBECCA MOSS
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa 7 die Marty 1682 et Recordat iiii die
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I REBECCA MOSS do appointe my freind THOMAS NEW to be my true and lawfull Attorney for me to acknowledge a certain Deed of Sale made by my Husband, ROBERT MOSS, to JOHN MILLS JUNR, and alsoe a Deed of Gift made by my said Husband to my Brother, ROBERT JONES, both which deeds beare date with these prsents and what my said Attorney shall doe in any of ye prmisses I doe hereby allow to he as anthentique in ye Law as if I were thcrc myselfc in presence. As Witness
      my hand this 20th day of January 1682
      RICHD: CAWTHORN,
      ABRAHAM STEPP REBECCA MOSS
      Recordatr. xxii die Marty 1682
      ===
      1683-1685 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press] Page 77
      Rappahannock County Court 5th of March 1684/5
      - Whereas ROBERT MOSS and WILLIAM his Brother, both Inhabitants of this County of Rappa:: in his Majties Collony of Virginia & well known to the respective members of this Court, did this day come & personally appeare before this Court and prayed Certificat that they the sd ROBERT & WILLIAM had so don; These are therefore to certifie to all to whom these presents shall come that the sd ROBERT MOSS aged about sixty two years and WILLIAM MOSS, his Brother, aged fifty three years or thereabouts, did make their personal! appearance before this his Maties Court, and that upon the day of the date hereof the sd ROBT. & WILLIAM were both liveing & of bodily health
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      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 38)
      TO ALL TO WHOM these pr:sents shall come I JOHN WOOD of ye Parish of Sittenborne in ye County of Essex within ye Colony of Virginia, Planter, send greeting Now Know ye that I ye sd. JOHN WOOD as well for ye good will love & affection wch: I have unto my loveing Grandchild, JNO: WOOD, Sonne of HENRY WOOD deced, as alsoe for divers other considerations hath given unto him ye sd JNO: WOOD all that parcell of land being in ye Parish & County aforesd. containing One hundred & seventy acres wch: sd. tract of land I purchased of ROBERT & THOMAS MOSS as by Assignment of a Deed of Sale bearing date ye 11th day of July 1674; And also twenty & nine acres of land more granted to me by Patent bearing date ye 3d day of Octobr: 1690, adjoyning to ye aforesd. One hundred & seventy acres wch: sd. Conveyance & Patten together containes One hundred Ninety & nine acres bounded as will appear by ye aforesd. Conveyance & Patent relation being had together wth: all appurtenances & alsoe all ye Estate, tight to ye same which sd tracts or parcells of land are now in ye occupation of CASANDER WOOD, Widow, and Mother of ye sd JOHN WOOD, To have & to hold ye sd parcells of land wth: all houses orchards gardens & other ye premisses unto ye sd JNO. WOOD & ye heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten for ever And if it soe happen ye sd JNO. WOOD dye without issue then I give ye aforesd. land to his Brother, HENRY WOOD, & his heirs lawfully to be begotten forever & if ye sd HENRY should dye without such lawful! heir then to ELIZ: WOOD, Sister of ye sd JOHN & HENRY WOOD and her heirs lawfully begotten for ever, And if it happen that ye sd ELIZ: WOOD should dye without such lawfull heir as aforesd. then after ye decease of CASANDER WOOD (Mother of ye aforesd, JOHN, HENRY & ELIZA ) 1 give ye aforesd. land unto my Sonne, THOMAS WOOD, & his heirs lawfully to be begotten And ye said JNO: WOOD for himselfe and his heirs ye sd parcel! of land hereby granted & sold wth: the appurtenances unto ye sd JNO: WOOD his heirs & assignes and ye heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten forever against him ye sd JNO: WOOD and all other p:sons wt:soever claiming under him In Wiliness whereof ye sd JOHN WOOD, Grand Father of ye above named JOHN, HENRY &ELIZABETH WOOD, hath hereunto sett his hand and affixed his seale ye 10th day of May 1700
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of us
      JOHN PEATLE, JOHN WOOD
      THOMAS MUNDAY
      JOHN SPIRES
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of May 1700 truely recorded

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