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

Dorothy Mosse

Female Bef 1666 - Aft 1714  (> 50 years)


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  • Name Dorothy Mosse 
    Born Bef 1666 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1714  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I028736  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Robert Mosse,   b. 1623,   d. 3 Apr 1689, Sittingborne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F17468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abraham Stapp,   b. Bef 1650, Sittingborne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1714, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 64 years) 
    Married Bef 1682  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Stapp,   b. Bef 1683, Sittingborne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1714, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 33 years)
     2. Martha Stapp,   b. Bef 1684, Sittingborne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1714, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years)
     3. Joshua Stapp,   b. Bef 1686, Sittingborne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1783, Orange County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 97 years)
     4. Abraham Stapp,   b. Aft 1686, Sittingborne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1720, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years)
     5. Ruth Stapp,   b. Aft 1686, Sittingborne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1714, Sittingborne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 28 years)
     6. William Stapp,   b. Aft 1686, Sittingborne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1714, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 28 years)
     7. Joseph Stapp,   b. Bef 1699, Sittingborne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1726, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 29 years)
     8. James Stapp,   b. Bef 1700, Sittingborne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1714, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 16 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F17472  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      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 e 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
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; 234. Will of Abraham Stapp of Essex County, dated 20 Oct, 1710 - probated April 8, 1714.
      To son Abraham Stapp, all land on N. side of Road of "my now dwelling plantation"
      To son William all land on S. side of Road.
      To son Jacob Stapp, upper part of land bought of Edward Moseley, and to son Joshua Stapp, the lower part bordering on Mr. Robt Brooke.
      To young Joseph Stapp and James Stapp, 25 acres each of lower land. Jacob and Joshua to buy them 100 acres each elsewhere.
      To wife Dorothy, all property during life time.
      To daughter Ruth Stapp, cattle.
      To daughters Rebecca and Martha Stapp, a shilling each.
      Signed Abraham Stapp
      Wit: Robert Moss
      Peter Hollon
      Will Harte - his mark -
      P. 234 - Bonds - 8 April, 1714, 300. Sterling
      Dorothy Step (Sic)
      Extx. Abra. Step
      Wit: signed Dorathy Stapp
      John Pickett Dan'll Hayes
      Daniel Bronn John Hart
      Rec. 8 Apr. 1714.
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      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 151-152
      TO ALL TO WHOME these prsents shall come, I Sr. WM. BERKELY Knt. Govr. & Capt. General of Virginia &c. Now Know yee that I the sd Sr. WM. BERKELEY &c. doe with the consent of the Councell of State accordingly give and grant unto JAMES GAINES Five hundred and nineteen acres of land being in the County of Rappa and on the South side the River and beginneth at a marked red Oake nigh the head of a Branch called POPOMANS and extendeth itselfe South E. to OCCUPATION CREEKE from the aforesaid Oak N. Thence E. to a red Oake, thence S. & by E. 30 perches to a white Oake, thence E. to a white Oake, thence N, to POPOMANS BRANCH, thence according to the several' courses of OCCUPATION CREEKE towards the head thereof to the extent of the mentioned 400 perches Three hundred eighty six acres and one quarter of the mentioned five hundred and nineteen acres being formerly granted to Capt. THOMAS HAWKINS by Pattent dated the 20th Septembr: 1661 and by him assigned to the said GAINES and One hundred and thirty two acres and three quarters the residue being due unto the said GAINES for the Transportation of Three persons into this Colony whose names are on ye records mentioned underneath this Pattent. To have and to hold &c. To be held of oer: Sovereign Lord the King &c. Provided &c. Given under my hand and seale of the Collony this 11th day of March in the yeare of oer: Lord 1667
      Recordatr Test PHILL, LUDWELL Cl Off WILLIAM BERKELEY
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I JAMES GAINES doe from me my heires all my right of the residue of the land of the within mentioned Pattent unsold to CORNELLIOUS unto ABRAHAM STEP and JAMES ANDERSON their heires forever. In Witness whereunto I have sett my hand and seale this 17th day of Novembr: 1670
      Sealed signed and delivd. in the prsence of us
      JOHN CATLETT JAMES GAINES
      DANIELL GAINES Novr: 18th 1670.
      THIS DAY the Conveyance of land above mentioned was acknow: by JAMES GAINES unto ABRAHAM STEPP & JAMES ANDERSON to all intents and purposes abovesaid and to be recorded in the Court of Rappa JOHN CATLETT
      Recognitr Dec: 17th 9bris Ano 1670 THOS: HAWKINS
      Recordatr in Curt: Rappa: xl die in May Ano 1671
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I ABRAHAM STAPP & DOROTHY STAPP my Wife doe assigne all or: right and intrest of this wthin. mentioned Pattent from us and or: heires to JAMES ANDRES and his heires for ever As Witness or: hands & seales this 3rd day Febry 1678/9
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
      ROBT. MOSS, ABRAHAM STAPP
      JOHN MOSS DOROTHY STAPP
      Acknowledged to the heires of the above named JAMES ANDRAS by ABRAHAM STAPP the 3d day of December 1684 and Record: the 8th of the sd month

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