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

Lawrence Taliaferro

Male 1734 - 1798  (63 years)


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  • Name Lawrence Taliaferro 
    Born 9 Dec 1734  Epsom, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Apr 1798  Rose Hill, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I029012  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2021 

    Father Francis Taliaferro,   b. Abt 1709, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1758, Epsom, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Hay,   b. Abt 1714, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1750, Epsom, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married 1730  St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14345  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Jackson,   b. Abt 1742, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1774, Fredericksburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1758  Fredericksburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Taliaferro,   b. Jun 1760, Fredericksburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1807, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
     2. Anne Hay Taliaferro,   b. 17 Sep 1764, Fredericksburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830, Crows, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F17614  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Dade,   b. 20 Jan 1746/47, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1805, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1774  Fredericksburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • marriage not recorded in orange county maybe Fredericksburg, Virginia


      === according to this record, they were married by 13 oct 1770 ... not February 3, 1774 per the marriage book
      1772-1778 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [Antient Press]; Page 376-377
      Indenture 13 Oct 1770 between LAURENCE TALIAFERRO and SARAH, his wife, and WILLIAM MORTON .. for 412.10 .. sell 300 acres on upper side of South West Mountain Run adjoining William Morton's former Tract and Col. Fitzhugh bounded .. William Minor; Joseph Thomas; Hugh Jones; John Randsford
      Presence: Zachariah Burnley, Laurence Taliaferro
      Alexander Waugh Jr., Urial Mallory Sarah Taliaferro
      Recorded Orange County 23rd November 1775.
    Children 
     1. Hay Taliaferro,   b. 1775, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 Jan 1835, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 60 years)
     2. Elizabeth Taliaferro,   b. 2 Sep 1780, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1804, 'Santee' Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)
     3. Anne Taliaferro,   b. Abt 1782, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1805, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
     4. Verlinda Taliaferro,   b. 1 Jul 1784, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1815, Green County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     5. Francis Conway Taliaferro,   b. 26 Jul 1786, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1841, Pike County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F17615  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14364351/lawrence-taliaferro
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      TALIAFERRO, Lawrence
      3. 467-470. Will made 10 Jan 1798; rec 24 Sept 1798. EXX Wife Sarah; (after her death) sons Hay, Baldwin, Francis & Lawrence. WIT. Armistead Long, Weedon Sleet, Hay Tallaferro. CH. Hay, Baldwin, Francis, Lawrence, Sarah (wife of Francis Dade), Ann (Fitzhugh), Elvira, Martha, Cerlinda,
      Georgiana.
      4. 237-238. Est inv rec 22 Sept 1806.
      4. 253-254. Property on est heretofore inventoried as property of Sarah Taliaferro; rec 22 Dec 18.7,5.
      4. 488. Est acct with Sarah Taliaferro EXX, deced, Examined.27
      Nov 1811; rec 27 May 1812.
      4. 488-490. Est acct with Baldwin Tallaferro Ex., examined 27 Nov 1811; rec 27 May 1812.
      6. 21-22. Est acct with Baldwin Tallaferro; rec 25 Mar 1822.
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      1778-1801 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 3: [Antient Press]; Page 467-470
      Will of LAWRENCE TALIAFERRO.
      I will and devise the tract of land known by the name Rose Hill .. the tract Rose Hill (961 acres) I purchased of Joseph Jones Esqr. .. (114 acres) purchased of William Strother .. (167 acres) purchased of John Waugh .. surveyed by Pierce Sanford ..
      to my loving wife, Sarah Taliaferro, the dwelling house we now live in ..
      to my son, Hay ..
      to my son, Baldwin .. tract of land devised me by my father (100 acres) ..
      I purchased of Joseph Spencer by exchange of another I purchased of Benjamin James ..
      to my son, Lawrence
      to my son, Francis ..
      to my daughter, Sarah Dade .. delivered to her husband, Francis Dade .. my land in dispute with Maj. Clayton .. conveyed by my executor to Mr. William Dade ..
      to my daughter, Ann Fitzhugh ..
      to my daughter, Elvira ..
      to my daughter, Martha ..
      to my daughter, Cerlinda ..
      to my daughter, George Tana ..
      appoint my wife, Sarah, sole and only executrix .. after her death or marriage,
      appoint my sons, Hay, Baldwin, Francis and Lawrence, executors .. this 10th day of January 1798.
      In the presence of (signed)
      Armistead Long Law. Taliaferro
      Weedon Sleet, Hay Taliaferro.
      At a court held 24th September 1798 ordered to be recorded.
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      1749-1759 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book B; [William Armstrong Crozier]; Page 15
      TALIAFERRO, FRANCIS, Spotsylvania, d. Feb. 23, 1756, p. Mar. 7, 1758. Wit. James Tutt, John Waller; Humphrey Brooke, Richard Tutt, Junr. Ex. sons, Lawrence, Hay, Francis and John Taliaferro.
      Leg. daughter, Anne Hay Brooke, land and plantation in Spotsylvania, whereon she now lives, which I purchased of Thomas Turner, of King George County, Gentl. and Thomas Turner and Mary his wife, late of Spotsylvania;
      daughter Elizabeth Taliaferro, 1,000 acres of land in Orange County, formerly Spotsylvania, granted to me by my deced. brother, John Taliaferro, by patent dated Sept. 28, 1728;
      son, Lawrence Taliaferro, all my estate, both real and personal, in Caroline County, also 1,200 acres of land and two plantations in Orange County, it being one moiety of 2,400 acres taken up by my father, Lawrence Taliaferro, and my uncle, John Taliaferro, and adjoining the land where William Taliaferro now lives;
      son Hay Taliaferro, estate in King George County, and 2,000 acres of land in Orange County, 1,000 acres thereof purchased by my now deced. brother, John Taliaferro, of Richard and William Taliaferro, and the other 1,000 acres purchased by me of Thomas Smith;
      son Francis Taliaferro, land and plantation whereon I now live in Spotsylvania, and to hold the same according to the division made between me and my brother John Taliaferro, deced. also 1,000 acres of land in Orange County, it being one moiety of land which was patented by my brother John Taliaferro, deced. and divided between us;
      son, John Taliaferro, my land and plantation in Spotsylvania, whereon my brother, John Taliaferro lived, also 1,000 acres of land in Orange County, being the other moiety of the aforesaid mentioned 2,000 acres, and is that part whereon Nicholas Christopher lived; brother, William Taliaferro; Elizabeth and Anne Battaley, the two daughters of my friend Moseley Battaley.
      Codicil to the above dated Feb. 25, 1757, witnessed by Robert Jackson, John Catlett and Thomas Catlett, recites "the testator of this will hath disposed of some estate in his possession belonging to my brother William Taliaferro (which I claim as heir apparent to him) to several of my children, he the said William being found an idiot by a jury convened for that purpose summoned and sworn and their report recorded among the records of Spotsylvania Co. Court." (Page 343)
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      Lawrence Taliaferro was born 1734 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia., and died 1798 in Orange County, Virginia.. He married Mary Jackson BEF 1774. She was born in Va.. He married Sarah Dade 3 Feb 1774. She was born 20 Jan 1746 in St. Paul's Parish,Va..
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      WILL OF LAWRENCE CATLETT.

      In the name of God, Amen. I, Lawrence Catlett, of the County of Culpeper & parish of St. Mark, being sick & weak but in perfect sense and memory, thanks be to God for it, but calling to mind the mortality of Mankind do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament in Manner and form (to wit):
      Item.--I lend to my loving wife, Mary Catlett, during her natural life all the tract of land, houses & plantation whereon I now live.
      Item.--I give all my land after the death of wife to my son, Kemp, and in case my said son, Kemp, should die without an heir of his body lawfully begotten, then my will is that the said land shall revert to my son, Thomas, & if it should so happen that my son, Thomas, should die without an heir lawfully begotten, my will is that it shall revert to my son, George, and his heirs.
      Item.--I give all the rest of my Estate except what may hereafter be received of Lawrence Taliaferro to be equally divided between my loving wife Mary, & my seven children (to wit), Mary, Kemp, Thomas, Sarah, Alice, Nancy & George, to them & their heirs.
      Item.--My will is that my Estate shall not be immediately divided but be kept together till either of my children arrive to lawful age or day of marriage & then he or she shall have their equal dividend.
      Item.--In case that a certain suit against Lawrence Taliaferro should be recovered, my will is that What is recovered shall be equally divided between my loving wife, Mary, & six of my children (to wit): Mary, Thomas, Sarah, Alice, Nancy & George, to them & their heirs.
      Item.--I nominate & appoint my loving wife, Mary Catlett, & my two sons, Kemp & Thomas, & James Pendleton, whole & sole executors and Executrix of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & fixed my seal this 30th day of June, 1782.
      Lawrence Catlett (Ls.) Signed, Sealed & Published in presence of
      Elizabeth Taliaferro,
      Wm. Ball,
      John Hackley,
      Cad Slaughter.
      Probate Sept. 16th, 1782.
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      Orange County, Virginia Wills
      DADE, Francis
      3. 234. Will made 30 June 1790; rec 25 July 1791. EXS. Colo.
      Lawrence Taliaferro, Brother Townshend Dade. WIT. Archibald Wilson, Judith B. Taliaferro. WIFE Sarah (mentions children but no names).
      1. 242-244. Est inv rec 26 Dec 1791.
      2. 267-268. Est acct of Francis Dade deced in acct with Lawrence Taliaferro deced EX of Francis; rec 24 Mar 1807.
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      OFFICERS AND ENLISTED MEN IN THE CULPEPER MINUTEMEN
      FIELD OFFICERS
      Colonel Lawerenee Taliaferro, 1775
      Lieutenant Colonel Edward Stevens, 1775
      Major Thomas MARSHALL, 1775.
      Paymasters Henry Field, John Slaughter, 1776
      Surgeon Samuel Boyd, 1776

      COMPANIES 1775-1776

      Captain Joseph Spencer, Orange County, October 1775
      Captain James Jameson, Culpeper County, October 1775
      Captain James Slaughter, Culpeper County; late 1775
      Captain Elias Edmonds, Fauquier County, October 1775
      Captain William PICKETT, Fauquier County, October 1775
      Captain William Payne, Fauquier County, Qctober 1775
      Captain William McCLANNACHAN, Culpeper County, October 1775
      Captain Francis TRIPLETT, Fauquier County, October 1775
      Captain John Chilton, Fauquier County (?), October 1775
      Captain John Blackwell, Jr., Fauquier County (?), October 1775
      Captain Abraham Buford, Culpeper County, November 1775
      Captain John Williams, Orange County, October 1775
      Captain George Johnston, Fauquier County, October 1775
      Captain James Scott, Orange County, late 1775

      Source: Sanchez-Saavedra, p.16

      The following are signers of Culpeper County legislative petitions in the 1770's on record in the Virginia State Library, they are presumed to have been Minutemen. (Culpeper Co. His. Society, p.39-41)

      Gabriel Long William Baily James Pendleton James Thomas Robert Long Benjamin Roberts James Slaughter Apperson William Green A. Bradley Richard Yancey Henery Elley Charles DAVENPORT Samuel Stigler William Stanton Henry Coons James Jett Aron Lane ____ Read Robert POLLARD D. Jameson, Jr. Goodrich LIGHTFOOT Lewis Yancey Charles Chowning John Waugh John Yancey Cad. Slaughter Thomas Slaughter Joseph Roberts John Dillard Bradley William Jones James Green, Jr. William Stevens Philip Waterfield Peter Cook Laurence Slaughter George Turner Wm. Butts Adam Cook Isaac Herrin Gabriel Long, Jr. Wm. Morris Michael Carpenter James Jones Shadrack Jones Thos. Bywater Conrod Tilp John Harrison Thomas Sullenger Wm. Robbinson Henry Crislar John Taylor Thomas Wood James Thomas John Zimmerman King James Inskeep Wilaam Corbin Geo. Crislar Thomas Lanikin Ambrose POWELL James Stubblefield John Fleshman David Farmer James Collins Reuben Long Michael Utz Armistead Green Jacob Ward James Nash John Wever Baylor Banks Mumford Stevens Ware Long Roger McDanial William Strode Humphrey Gains Frank Apperson George Slaughter Edward Lightfoot William Alexander W. Bradley John Carpenter, Jr. Thomas King Ambrose Medley E. Watkins .Geo. Utz Richard Roberts Benaiah Bell Wm. Jett Martin Dur Joseph Sanford Gervice Smith Henry Lewis Adam Garr Peter Triplett George Wayt Stephen Layton Jacob Hendrixon Benj. Partlow Absalom Bobo Rchd. Scales Moses Broile William Abbitt James Clark Jas. Pendleton Peter Clore _____ Abbitt Wm. Bledso William Williams Jno. Garr _____ Allen John Forrester George Reazor Nath. Wilhoit Edmond Beazley Jeremiah Kirtley Adam Tilp Jno. Blankenbaker Enoch MARSHALL George Hume Peter Weaver Geo. Wilhoit James Hudson Charles Hume Jacob Louther Jno. Stinesyfer Henry Wuhoit Humphrey Sparks Matthias Wever Matthias Mock Brumfield LONG Gasper Hayns Godfry Yager Morton Christopher Reuben Garnett John Leatherer John Smith John Clor, Jr. William Cannady Reuben Medley Benjamin Garr Jacob Blankenbaker Griffin Read William Booton Ephraim Kiugg Cyrus Broyle Francis Duncan John Scott Henry Wayland Adam Fisher Thomas Camp Jonathan Cooper Michael Cook Henry Wayman David Hening Benj. Haynes Zachariah Smith Michael Flishman Robert Miller Wm. Champe Daniel Tilp Adam Garr James Sims Benjamin Lillard Dohn Dur, Jr. Jacob Blankenbecker John MARSHALL William Field Robert Flishman Bernd. Fisher Thomas Morris George Row Wm. Carpenter Wm. Chapman James Campbell John Yancey Comrod Wilhoit Moses Garrot Richard Haynie Benjamin Gaines George Utz, Jr. Jacob Tanner John Barger James Gaines John Smith Moses Clore John Wood Chas. Chowning Henry Miller Thos. Wright
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier]; Page 193
      June 24, 1753. Thomas Turner of King Geo. County, Gent., and Thomas Turner, the younger, of Spts. County, Gent., and Mary, his wife, to Francis Taliaferro of Spts. County, Gent. 1150 ster. 500 a. in Spts. County, near adjoining the sd. Taliaferro, part of a tract sold by Wm. Smith, late of Abingdon Par., Gloucester County, unto John Grayson, late of Christ Church Par., Lancaster County, Decd., as by deeds, in General Court, April 22, 1714, which sd. land descended to Thomas Grayson, late of Deal, in Kent County, in Great Britain, from his father, the sd. John Grayson, Decd., who died intestate, and was by the sd. Thomas Grayson conveyed to the sd. Thomas Turner of King Geo. County, Gent., as by Deeds, Jany. 27, 1727. Witnesses, Rd. Brooke, Edward Dixon, James Tutt, Robt. Brooke, jr.; Hy. Brooke, jr.; John Catlett, Lawrence Taliaferro. July 3, 1753.
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      1755-1765 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book - Colonial Militia; [William Armstrong Crozier]:
      Lawrence Taliaferro, Gent., Lieut. of Company under Capt. Charles Lewis, commission dated July 21, 1755.
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      1755-1765 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book - Colonial Militia; [William Armstrong Crozier]:
      The following officers produced their commissions and took the oath and subscribed the test, as by law directed, at a Court held for Spotsylvania County, May 4, 1756: [re: Forces from Culpeper against ye Indians above Winchester, on this expedition]
      Lawrence Taliaferro, Captain of Foot in Spots. County, commission dated March 4, 1756.
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Lawrence Taliaferro of Spts. Co., power of attorney to Richard Brooke. Dated, May 29, 1756. W. Robinson, Nathaniel x Stephens, Hay Taliaferro, Richd. Tutt, Wm. Brooke, John Benger. May 4, 1756.
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Jany. 15, 1757. Francis Taliaferro of Spts. Co., Gent., to his son, Lawrence Taliaferro. Deed of Gift. Slaves. Witnesses, Rd. Brooke, John Catlett, M. Battaley. June 7, 1757
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Lawrence Taliaferro of Spts. Co. to Francis Taliaferro of sd. Co. Bond. 400 curr. Dated Jany. 15, 1757. Witnesses, M. Battaley, Richard Brooke, John Catlett.
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      1768-1772 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 15; [Antient Press]; Page 204-206
      ndenture 19 March 1770 between LAWRENCE TALIAFERRO and HUGH JONES .. Farm Lett Hugh Jones and his wife, Elizabeth, 100 acres .. land bounded .. Fitzhugh's line; Wm. Morton; for yearly rent of 1000 lbs of Tobo to Rappahannock River in Spotsylvania County
      Witnesses: Lawr. Taliaferro
      Joseph Thomas Junr., Hugh Jones
      George Jones. William (X) Minor
      Recorded Orange County 26th April 1770.
      Memo .. that Hugh Jones not have power to sell ..
      Witnesses: O. Towles Lawr. Taliaferro
      Ephraim Rucker, John Walker Hugh Jones
      Recorded Orange County 23rd March 1770.
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      1768-1772 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 15; [Antient Press]; Page 371-375
      Indenture 20 July 1771 between WILLIAM TALIAFERRO of Orange County and ELIZABETH, his wife, and FRANCIS TALIAFERRO and JOHN TALIAFERRO County of Spotsylvania of one part and WILLIAM PANNELL of Orange County of other part .. for 91.10 .. the sd William Taliaferro and Elizabeth, his wife, and the sd Francis Taliaferro and John Taliaferro, Brothers to the said Elizabeth, sell 182 acres bounded Hunter's ridge; Mrs. Hughe's fence in her Lot line; Mrs. Hughe's Peach Orchard; Mothershead's fence; Spotswood, now Welch; Neck Road; Wm. Beckham; formerly Spotswood being part of tract of 1000 acres granted to John and Francis Taliaferro by Patent 28th September 1728, known by the name of Potatoe Neck and by Francis given to his daughter, Elizabeth, Party to this Deed
      William Taliaferro
      Presence: Patrick (X) Cochran, Elizabeth Taliaferro
      Lawrence Taliaferro, Francis Taliaferro
      Geo. Jones, John Lancaster John Taliaferro
      Rowland Thomas and Lawrence Taliaferro, Gent., examined Elizabeth Taliaferro .. returned 8th August 1771.
      Recorded Orange County 22nd August 1771.
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      1772-1778 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [Antient Press]; Page 225-226
      Indenture 21 April 1774 between JOSEPH JONES of King George County and MARY, and LAWRENCE TALIAFERRO of Orange .. for 800 .. sell 934 acres bought of Executors of Robert Rose on River Rapidan bounded by the River; Lewis Willis; lot sold to William Hunter and Colo. Mt. Daingerfield
      Presence: John Jameson, John Rose, Joseph Jones
      John Walker, O. Towles, James Somervell
      Recorded Orange County 28th April 1774.
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      1772-1778 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [Antient Press]; Page 376-377
      Indenture 13 Oct 1770 between LAURENCE TALIAFERRO and SARAH, his wife, and WILLIAM MORTON .. for 412.10 .. sell 300 acres on upper side of South West Mountain Run adjoining William Morton's former Tract and Col. Fitzhugh bounded .. William Minor; Joseph Thomas; Hugh Jones; John Randsford
      Presence: Zachariah Burnley, Laurence Taliaferro
      Alexander Waugh Jr., Urial Mallory Sarah Taliaferro
      Recorded Orange County 23rd November 1775.
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      1772-1778 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [Antient Press]; Page 399-400
      Indenture 2 Oct 1775 between LAURENCE TALIAFERRO and THOMAS STOCK, Shoemaker, for fifty shillings .. paid before 1st day Jan. next Lett unto Thomas Stocks and his son, William, all that land .. 27 acres .. part of tract Taliaferro now lives to hold for natural lives of Thomas and William Stocks to be paid annually .. obliging himself to make the shoes for sd Taliaferro and his family, his heirs and assigns in due time whenever required and in preference of any other persons .. Taliaferro paying the usual for the work or allowing it out of the rent ..
      Presence: James Hunter Junr., Nicholas Porter Laurence Taliaferro
      Recorded Orange County 25th April 1776.
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      1778-1781 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 323-325
      Indenture 11 March 1780 between WILLIAM STROTHER of Orange County and ANN, his wife, and LAURENCE TALIAFERRO of same .. for 2850 sell 114 acres bounded Laurence Taliaferro; Col. Lewis Willis ..
      Witnesses: Abner Porter, William Strother
      Charles Brooking, Eliza Waggoner, Ann Strother
      Mary (X) Gayn
      Recorded Orange County 25th May 1780.

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