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

Thomas Mosse

Male Bef 1634 - 1678  (> 44 years)


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  • Name Thomas Mosse 
    Born Bef 1634 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jun 1678  Sittenbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028729  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 

    Father Family Mosse 
    Family ID F17321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth MNU Mosse,   b. Bef 1656,   d. 23 Jan 1683/84, Sittenbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 28 years) 
    Married Bef 1670  Sittenbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Mosse,   b. Bef 1670, Sittenburne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1703 and 1707, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 33 years)
     2. Frances Mosse,   b. Bef 1675, Sittenbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1703, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F17425  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1656-1692 Page 97.
      MOSS, THOMAS, 31 March, 1678; 13 June, 1678.
      To wife Elizabeth and two daughters Elizabeth and Frances all my goods Chattles Cattle horses mares household stuffe and Implements of household stuffe and all my personall Estate equally to be divided between them share and share alike my debts and funerall charges being first paid.
      To my two aforesaid daughters all my Lands to be Equally devided between them as they shall attaine to their respective ages Onely
      my Loving wife enjoying her thirds of ye Same During her life according to Law.
      Wife Elizabeth Executrix.
      Wit. ABRAHAM STAPP, HENRY MONCASTER
      ===
      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 44
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we THOMAS MOSS & WILLIAM MOSS of the county (m issin g) for diverse considerations bargaine (missing) sale us (missing) & our heirs for ever a parcell of land (missing) hundred acres unto EDMUND WESTBURY in the County of Rappahanock (missing) & assignes for ever the said parcell of land being part of a Pattent of Six hundred acres of land now in our possession & formerly the land of Mr. ALEXANDER FLEMING said parcell of land beginning at a marked red Oak neer the River side neer the land of MATHEW TOMLYN & thence into the woods according to the Patent North East by North to a great. Pacoson that a small Creek heads in called the OLD HOUSE (missing) along with the said Creek to the OLD HOUSE POINT the said EDMUND To Have and To Hold the aforesaid (missing) for ever from the molestation of any (person or persons) whatsoever from us our heirs or assignes for ever & likewise to defend the (missing) aforesaid WESTBURY from the Dowry of BRIDGETT MOSS the Now Wife of WILLIAM MOSS (missing) said EDMUND WESTBURY granting unto WILLIAM MOSS & THOMAS MOSS & their (heirs forever) free (range) upon the said land both for Catle & hoggs & likewise the said EDMUND WESTBURY (missing) the priviledge from him or them the said THOMAS MOSS & WILLIAM MOSS for (range) (missing) and for his Catle & hoggs to him & his heris forever for the true performance thereof we hereunto set our hands & Seales this 15th Aprill 1659
      in presence of ALEX. FLEMING, THOMAS MOSS
      JOHN HULL WILLIAM MOSS
      I BRIDGETT MOSS the Wife of WILLIAM MOSS above menconed do acknowledge the Sale of the above said land & thereunto give my full consent. Witness my hand this 4th day of May 1659
      Test ANT: STEPHENS
      ===
      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 86
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee EDMUND WESTBURY & AGNES my Wife do authorize & appoint my friend (missing) STEVENS to be our true & lawfull attorney for to acknowld in Rappahanock Court a tract of land that I the said WESTBURY bought of WILLIAM MOSS & THOMAS MOSS & so sold it unto them againe &
      we give full power unto our said Attorney to acknowledge lthe same again unto THOMAS MOSS & WM. MOSS to them & their heirs for Ever as well as if we were then & there present our selves & whatsoever our said Attorny doth do in these presents above written we do hereby rattify & confirme as Witness our hands & seals this first of February 1659
      Test ROBT LOWELL. EDMUND WESTBURY
      JOHN tv BROTHEAIT AGNES WESTBURY
      I EDMUND WESTBURY assigne over my right & title of this condition unto THOMAS & WILLIAM MOSS .. to them to enjoy as formerly Witness my hand this 1st day of December 1659
      Teste ROBERT HOPKINS EDMUND WESTBURY
      JOHN STEVENS, JOHN BRATHAIT
      ===
      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 86-87
      WHEREAS I EDMUND WESTBURY bad one Bill of THOMAS & WILLIAM MOSS of three thousand pounds of Tobacco & caske dated the 1st day of December (missing) said Bill being left by me the said WESTBERRY & have received full satisfacion (missin) MOSSes I the said EDMUND WESTBERRY do acquit & discharge
      the said THOS & WILLIAM (missing) of any claim unto the said Bill above written as witness this 2th of February 1659
      Teste JOHN STEVENS, EDMUND WESTBERRY
      JOHN BRATHAIT
      ===
      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 163
      THIS INDENTURE made this three & twentieth of January One thousand Six hundred Sixty & One between AUGT. BLITHENBURD & SILVESTER his Wife of one party and THOMAS MOSS of the other both of the County of Rappahanock Witnesseth that the said AUGUSTINE & SILVESTER his Wife for the valluable consideracon of Fifteen thousand pounds of good Virga Tobo already in hand receved of said THOMAS MOSS the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge & the further acknowledge to have sould & conveyed and make over Irevocably & Irecoverably unto THOMAS MOSS his heirs & assignes for ever three hundred seventy & five acres & twenty five perches of land as by the Pattent of the said land assigned to the aforesaid MOSS will more at large appear to have and to hold said land with every part & parcell thereof with all rights whatsoever unto him the said MOSS his heires & assignes for ever in as full manner as they the said AUGUSTINE & SILVESTER BLITHENBORD did hold the same and said AUGUSTINE BLITHENBORD (missing) Wife do further Covenant unto the said THOMAS MOSS that they have a lawfull title unto ye said parcell of land and at all times defend the said MOSS his heirs &assignes from any manner of (missing) whatsoever claiming under them & further that they or their heirs or assignes or their ATTO. thereunto lawfully appointed make acknowledgement in Court of the County Court of Rappa. of this their act & ded him Livery & seizen as breaking of ground according to Law the said MOSS paying the quit rents or any other tax that shall hereafter be imposed by lawful! authority
      in presence of us JOHN BARRA AUGUSTINE BLITHENBORD
      ARTHER GASLING SILVESTER BLITHENBORD, her mark
      KNOW ALL MEN that I AUGUSTINE BLITHENBORD of the County of Rappahanock Plante have for my heirs sould & conveyed & delivered unto THOMAS MOSS of the said County his heirs or assignes twelve head of Catle whose marks are hereafter specified the said MOSS having already given me ample satisfacion to content Viit. one Ster of four years old and one three years old done bull three years old and two heiffers both of three yeares old lmarkt cropt of both ears two slitts in the right ear and one cow more called Browning cropt both ears & two slitts on both ears and one Cow called Hippy cropt on both ears and a nick on the top of the right ear & one yearling steer cropt on both ears & two slits one right ear and one Cow called Froggbroth and one called Cherry and another called Young Browning (missing) all their increase for ever to him his heirs & assignes and I the said AUGUSTINE BLITHENBORD do oblige my self my heirs to defend (missing) all persons whatsoever laying or that may lay any (missing) to any of the abovesaid Catle & further promise to acknowledge (missing) deed in the next Court held for the County Witness my hand & Seal (missing) 1661
      Test HUM: BOOTH. AUGUSTINE BLITHENBORD
      RICHARD STOKES
      Recordat 8 Martii 1661 p WA GRANGER Cl Cur Rappa
      ===
      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 21, 1977 [John Frederick Dorman] Page 231
      INQUISITIONS ON ESCHEATED LAND
      1665 -1676

      Rappahannock Co., Va. 7 Aug. 1675. Robert Beverley, deputy escheator. Jury finde that Augustin
      Bleydenbrough, an alien borne, was possessed of 375 acres and 25 pearches of land on the south side of
      Rappa. River and that he did sell and dispose of the same to Thomas Moss but by reason Bleydenbrough was an alien and neither naturallized or denizised at the time when hee sold the land to Thomas Moss the same therefore doth escheat.
      John Bagwell John Wright
      John Smith Jame Blackmore
      Rich. Gale [?] Robt. Carden
      Samll. Blomfeild Henry Newton
      Rich. Wade Jo: Warner
      Tho: Rogers Tho. Rashly
      Graunted to Tho. Mosse.
      ===
      1662-1664 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 248
      TO ALL MEN I Sr WILLIAM BERELEY Ent. Governour and Capt. Generall of Virga send greeting. Whereas &c Now know ye that I sd Sr. WILLIAM BERKELEY Ent Goverour &c. do with the consent of the Councell of State accordingly give & grant unto ROBERT TOMLYN four hundred acres of land being on the N. side of RAPPAHANOCK RIVER begining at a marked red Oak nigh a swamp at the head of a small creek which devideth the lands of SAMLL NICHOLLS & THOMAS & WILLIAM MOSS & Extendeth it self 320 perches for breadth N. & through the aforesd Swamp to a marked red Oak thence F a mile & lastly S. the aforsd breadth to the Miles End first menconed being a quadran die the sd land being formerly granted unto the sd ROBERT TOMLYN by Patten t dated the 7th of March 1655 & now renewed in his Matys name according to an Order of the Quarter Court to have and to hold paying &c Given at JAMES CITY under my hand & seal of the Colony the tenth day of September 1663 in the fifteenth year of the Reign of Sovrn Lord LING CHARLES the Second
      WILLIAM BERKELEY
      KNOW ALL MEN that I ROBERT TOMLYN of the County of Rappa. for the consideration of Three thousand pounds of Tobacco and cask to me paid by WALTER GRANGER do assigne and sell unto the sd WALTER GRANGER his heirs and assignes all land menconed in the within written Pattent any right title interest whatsoever to the same To have and to hold the sd land menconed in the within written Pattent to him the said WALTER GRANGER his heirs and assignes for Ever in large and ample manner as the same was granted unto me with warranty agt. all persons whatsoever ciaimeing from or under me. In Witness whereof I have set my hand & seal this 7th day of October 1663
      in ye presence of us RICHD WEBLEY. ROBERT TOMLYN
      ROBERT GOODYEAR
      ===
      1662-1664 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 252
      KNOW ALL MEN that I WALTER GRANGER of the County of Rappa. for the sume of Eighteen hundred pounds of good Tobacco & cask to me paid by WM. BRUCE of the same County have sold unto the sd WM. BRUCE his heirs and assignes the moiety or halfendeale of Four hundred acres of land being in the County afd. on the North side of RAPPA. RIVER being the land formerly SAMUELL NICHOLLS deced and likewise the land of THOMAS & WILLIAM MOSS which land was granted by Pattent unto ROBERT TOMLYN dated the tenth day of September 1663 & by him assigned unto me the sd WALTER GRANGER as by the assignmt. dated the seaventh of October appeareth have and to hold the sd Moiety or halfendeal of the said Four hundred acres of land wth the apprtenances unto the sd WILLIAM BRUCE his heirs & assignes for Ever the sd WILLIAM BRUCE paying the Rents & Services due & the sd WALTER GRANGER Both promise that sd WILLM BRUCE hereafter shall enjoy the premises granted without denyall of the said WALTER GRANGER or any persons whatsoever under him. In Witness I the sd WALTER GRANGER have sett my hand & seal the second day of November 1663
      in presence of us ALLEX FLEMING, W. GRANGER
      JOHN CATLETT
      WITNESS these presents that I FRANCES GRANGER the Wife of WALTER GRANGER do by these presents appoint Capt. JOHN WEIR my lawfull Attorney to surrender and yeald up. unto WILLIAM BRUCE for ever all my right in the moiety of Four hundred acres of land granted by my Husband unto WILLIAM BRUCE his heirs and assignes for Ever as by the Deed dated with these presents appeareth & wt. my sd Atto. shall lawfully do, I will confirme. Witness my hand the second day of November 1663
      Test WM. BRUCE. FRANCES GRANGER
      Recorded the 6th November 1663 p me W, GRANGER Cl Cur Com Rappa
      ===
      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
      ===
      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 133
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THOMAS MOSS of ye County of Rappae. & ELIZABETH my Wife have bargained sold & to farm lett unto HENRY NEWTON of ye aforesd County from us or: heires or assignes a certaine parcell of land being part of a ye Devident whereon I now live being betwixt the land of Capt. BOOTH on ye South side, ye Creek ye North side, being all on ye South side of ye sd Creek being about ye quantity of Eighty acres more or less & for ye valuable consideration of Two thousand One hundred weight of neat Tobacco being sound & Merchantable the said THOMAS MOSS & ELIZABETH his Wife doth sell ye same with all rights woods waters to land belonging from us unto ye sd HENRY NEWTON his heires & assignes to have & enjoy without molestacon of us our heires for ever, further we doe grant ye same unto sd HENRY NEWTON his heires or assignes forever he discharging all taxes, dues or duties as shall be imposed upon ye sd land In Witness wee have sett our hands & scales the 28th day of January in years of or: Lord 1673
      Signed Sealed & delivered in ye
      presence of ROBT, MOSS, THOMAS MOSS
      THOS. HERBERT ELIZABETH MOSS
      Recognitr in Cor nobis Colon11. TRAVERS, Colon& LOYD et HENRY SMITH 1 die August 1677
      ===
      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 317
      KNOW ALL MEN yt: I ROBT: CARDIN for ye love & affection wch I beare to my Children, JNO., ELIZA., & ROBERT CARDIN doe hereby give unto my Sonn, JOHN CARDIN, one Cow wch was formerly given him by THO: MOSS deced when a Calfe & have none of her increase now living wch is marked wth a crop on each eare & an over keele in ye left eare, also I doe give unto ELIZA. CARDIN, my Daughter, one Cowe wch was given when a Calve by ELIZA., ye Relict of THO: MOSS, deceased, & one other Cow wch was given her when a Calve by JOSEPH CUZENS wth one Cow yt: came of ye Cow & two two yeare old heifers wch came of ye same breed wch are marked wth a crop & a hole in each eare and I doe give unto my Son, ROBERT CARDIN, one Cow Calve about fower months old wth the female increase marked wth a crop in each eare & a hole in ye right eare to them & their heires forever & doe warrant ye same agst all prsons As Witness my hand this 13th day of August 1681
      Test EDMD, CRASKE, ROBERT CARDIN
      THO; NEW
      I also give unto my Sonn, JOHN, one horse foale of a bay coulter wth a Starr in ye forehead as wittness my hand this 17th day of August 1681
      THO: NEW ROBERT CARDIN
      ===
      1685-1687 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 138
      - Rappahannock County Court 3d of March 1685/6
      - Whereas FRANCES MOSS, one of the Daughters of THOS: MOSS of this County deced, made humble suit to this Court & showed that her deced Father did by his last Will & Testament give & bequeath his whole Estate to ELIZABETH, his then Wife, & ELIZABETH & the sd FRANCES his two Daughters, to be equally devided amongst them, And Whereas at the death of Capt. EDMUND CRASK (who intermarryed wth the relict of the sd THO: MOSS), the parts & shares of the said Sisters were delivered unto him in Quio and other goods; the particulars whereof being Inventoryed the amount of 28382 pounds of tobb & cask as doth & may appeare of Record at this Court; And Whereas WM. BENDRY who marryed ELIZABETH, one of the sd Daughters, hath in his possession all & singular the part share & portion of the sd Estate appertaining to the sd FRANCES, who being now arived to the age of Twenty one years, The Court upon her humble peticon have ordered Mr. HENRY AWBREY, Capt. GEO: TAYLER, Capt, SAMLL. BLOMFIELD & Mr. JAMES HARRISON do meet at the House of the sd WILLIAM BENDRY on Easter Monday And that then and there they separate & sever the Estate of the sd FRANCES out of & from the Estate of her Sister, ELIZABETH, haveing in the sd separation due respect & regard to the Inventory aforesd. to the end the sd FRANCES may as neere as possible have her part & porcon of the sd Estate in kinde as it was delivered, And that they make report of their proceedings herein to the next South side Court
      ===
      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
      ===
      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 106
      Lease and Release. 8th and 9th Aug 1705. Robt Moss of St Annes par, planter, "nephew and heirs apparent of Thomas Moss late of the County of Rappahannock within the same Colony Planter Deceased", sells Augustine Smith of "Petsoe par, Gloucester Co, Gent, for 180 lawfull money of England, 375 acres and 25 perches of-land in St. A. par betw the lands formerly belonging to Mr Brice and Richard Lawson. The land was formerly granted to Augustine Blithenburg decd 7 March 1658 and by him, and Silvester his wife, sold to abovesd Thos Moss decd 20 Jan 1661, and was afterwards granted to sd Thos Moss 20th Feb 1660, "But by reason the said Augustine Blithenburg was an alien and neither Naturalized nor Denizized the same was afterwards found to Escheat by an Inquisition Indented taken the sevenh day of August 1675 by Capt Robert Beverley Sr Deputy Escheator and was granted unto the said Thomas Mosse by Pattent dated the sixth day of Ootober 1675 and now doth of Right belong unto the said Robert Mosse the Nephew and heire apparent of the said Thomas Mosse".
      Miti Signed Robert Moss
      Lewis Latane
      John Hawkins
      Ja: Alderson Ack and rec 10 Aug 1705.

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