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

Thomas Powell

Male 1635 - 1701  (66 years)


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  • Name Thomas Powell  [1
    Born 1635  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Apr 1701  Sittenburne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I029073  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Father Thomas Powell,   b. Bef 1615, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1670, Talbot County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 55 years) 
    Mother Anne Gorsuch,   b. Abt 1619, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1670, Talbot County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1635  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Place,   b. 1648, Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1710, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1666  Sittenburne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Place Powell,   b. Abt 1668, Sittenburne Parish, Old Rapphannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1715, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
     2. Honorias Powell,   b. Abt 1669, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1768, Orange County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 99 years)
     3. William Powell,   b. Abt 1686, Sittenburne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1707, Sittenburne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
     4. Elizabeth Powell,   b. Bef 1674, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1701, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 29 years)
     5. Anne Powell,   b. Abt 1674, Sittenburne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1744, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     6. Thomas Powell,   b. Bef 1680, Sittenburne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1739, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years)
     7. Frances Powell,   b. Aft 1686, Sittenburne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F17679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1699-1702 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 83
      - At a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of Aprill 1701
      - The Last Will &Testamt. of THO: POWELL deced was proved by ye oathes of ye witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded
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      1699-1702 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 84
      - At a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of Aprill 1701
      - A Probate of the Last Will & Testamt, of THO: POWELL deced is granted to PLAICE POWELL & JNO SOLOMON. Exrs therein named, haveing given security according to Law
      - The Bond for ye Probate of THO: POWELLs Will was acknowledged & ordered to be recorded
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      Part of index to Essex County Wills and Administrations (1692-1800)
      Note p. 75-75a. Will pro. 10 Apr. 1701.
      p. 75a. Exors. bond rec. 10 Apr. 1701.
      Deeds & Wills, No. 10, 1699-1702 (Reel 3)


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      1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page75
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen I THOMAS POWELL of the Parish of Cittingburn in the County of Essex and Colony of Virga: being very sick & of perfect memory blessed and praised be to Almighty God for the same doe make & ordaine this to be my last Will & Testamt. in manner and forme following; First I cominde my souls into the hands of Almighty God that gave itt hopeing by he meritorious death & passion of or: blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to receive full remission of all my sins and a joyful! resurrection att the last Day and my body to be decently and Christianly buryed at the discretion of Exercr hereafter named & as for ye worldly goods that God hath lent me I will & bequeath them all as followeth:
      Imprimis It is my will that my land be devided into three equal parts and that my Two Sons, PLACE POWELL & THOMAS POWELL have each of them one third part of my said land and that my Wife, MARY POWELL, dureing her natural! life possess the other third part of the land and forthwith after the decease of my said Wife out of this life that this said third of my Land desend on my Sonne, WILLIAM POWELL, And it is my will that my land bequeathed as aforesd. to my Sons, PLACE POWELL, THOMAS POWELL & WILLIAM POWELL descend after their or either of their decease upon the heirs of their body lawfully begotten & for want of such heires that then it desend upon the next of my name and Lineage and we from heire to heire till both my name and lineage be extent
      Item I give unto my Son, WILLIAM POWELL, halfe my feemal cattle and all their male Increase & my will is that the Male goe to those persons that hath the Education of my Son, WILLIAM POWELL, till he shall come of the age of Twenty one years of age and further
      Item I give unto my Daughter, FRANCES POWELL, two cowes called Rose & Nanne with their increase
      Item I give unto my Sonne, HONNER POWELL & my Daughter, ELIZABETH SALMON, & my Daughter ANNE COFFEE each of them one Shilling and as for the rest of my Estate and the other halfe of my Cattele I will & bequeath it to my loveing Wife, MARY POWELL as long as she remaines a Widow or decease out of this mortal! life and then it shall equally be deived between PLACE POWELL, THOMAS POWELL & ELIZABETH SALMON & ANNE COFFE, Alsoe it is my will that my two Sons, PLACE POWELL & my Son in Law, JOHN SALMON, be Exerr, of this my last Will and Testament hereby nullifyeing & makeing void all former Will by me at any time Signed Sealed or Published. As Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & scale 2d of March Anno Dom: 1700
      Signed sealed and published in the pr:sence of us
      Test EDWARD COFFE, THOMAS POWELL
      SARAH MILLES her nuke
      Prov'd by the oathes of the witnesses hereto in Essex County Court ye 10th day of April 1701 & truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur


      === Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Thomas Powell on list
      Transported 15 June 1675 (98 persons) by Enoch Doughty; 4763 acres on the S. side of Rappa River beg at corner tree of Warwick Cammock on S side of a brach of a beaver dam to John Meader and Henry Peters, to the Doge's path, to a branch called Tuckquako Swamp. ; Cavaliers & Pioneers pg 164, Patent Book 6 p 561,
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      The Antecedents of Richard Powell of Amherst County, Virginia", Martha Woodroof Hiden, Volume XX, Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, 1949, pp. 43-65.
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      James Hughes 2006-01-05 21:39:30
      Thomas [Sr.] Powell [Sr.] (I1470)
      http://vangundy dot net/familytree/paf/pafg06.htm#63

      One story says it was this Thomas, along with brothers Robert and John and 26 others, who was imported to America November 18,1663 by Capt Wiliiam Mosley. Other theories place him in America much earlier, by at least 1654. He may have traveled back and forth between England and America.

      1665 December 27. Thomas purchased (Old Rappahannock County, Virginia, Deed Book 3, Page 342) 50 acres from John Mills of Rappahannock Co. "...near the flood gate...on Tignor's Creek..."

      1667 September 30. Thomas and Mary Powell sold (Ibid., page 317) their interest in 300 acres land to James Coghill;for the valluable consideration of nyne barrells of good Indian corne as also for Divers other Considerasions of Sittingbourne Parish, Rappahannock County, Virginia,. The land was "lying in the freshes of Rappahannock River on the North side of the River."

      1668 October 26. Thomas was granted (Virginia Land Patent Book 6, Page 178.) 646 acres on the south side of Rappahannock River "in ye freshes about four miles up from ye water side."

      1668 November 5. Thomas Powell and Richard Syms purchased (Old Rappahannock Deed Book 4, Page 115) a tract of land located in Old Rappahannock County from Thomas Maddison. The location of the land was not made clear in the document.

      1694 Essex County, Virginia "Thomas and Mary Powell convey to their son, Honorias Powell, 100 acres of land beginning at an ash standing 'in the line of Colonel Catlett (forest land)' on a branch adjoiningAbraham Stapp."

      10/18/1650, (Virginia Land Patent Book 2, Page 288.) Thomas Powell granted 500 acres for the transportation of 10 persons. The land was described as "lying on the north side of Rappahannock River about three miles above Mr. Eaton's plantation, being a neck of land commonly called "Powell's Quarter"...bounded on the east by Deep Creek.

      8/11/1655 (Lancaster Co, Virginia Rec. Book, #2, page 104). Francis Place conveyed a tract of land formerly in Isle of Wight County, Virginia containing 300 acres patented by him September 7, 1654, lying on the North side of the "freshes" of the Rappahanncok River about ten miles above Nazemum Town and certain cattle by deed of gift to 'My daughter Mary Place when she arrives at 18 years,' if she dies without heirs, then 'to daughter Margaret Place, my youngest daughter.'" Mary had married Thomas Powell by 1666 when they deeded this same land to James Coghill.

      2/16/1656/7. Thomas (T) Powell was a witness to the will of Clement Thrash. In 1652, Clement Thrash patented land on the south side of Rappahannock River "on the top of the mountain".

      1662 Acquired deed to land on Farnham Creek

      12/27/1665 (Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3, Page 342): John Mills sold to Thomas, both men being from Rappahanncok Co, 50 acres of land beginning at the marked hickory near the mill flood gates bounding on the land of Thomas Rooson, now possessed by Philip Saunders, to a creek called Tignor's Creek, unto a small river going into said creek being part of a grand patent to John Mills, for 400 pounds of tobacco and two cows.

      9/30/1667 (Old Rappahannock Co, Virginia Deed Book 3, page 317): "Thomas Powell and Mary, his wife, sell to James Coghill for the valluable consideration of nyne barrells of good Indian corne as also for Divers other Consideracons 300 acres on the North side of Rappahannock River patented September 7, 1654. Mary Powell, daughter to Francis Place, doth appoint her loving friend, Mr. Daniel Gaines her true and lawful attorney to acknowledge said deed." William Wilton witnessed this power of attorney and a few days later bought the land from Coghill. This deed establishes the maiden name and father of Thomas Powell's wife Mary.

      1668 Land patent, 646 acres, s. side Rappahannock River

      On 5 Nov. 1668 Thomas Maddison and Anne, his wife, deeded _?_ acres of land to Thomas Powell and Richard Syms. The witnesses were John Samwaies and Thomas Chetwoode. Recorded 3 Feb. 1668/69. Apparently this was again recorded on 1 October 1669. Apparently this was again recorded on 2 November 1681. [(Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia, Recorded Deed Book 4, Page 115

      1694 (Essex County, Virginia Order Book 1692-94 (Reverse) Deeds, page 325) "Thomas and Mary Powell convey to their son, Honorias Powell, 100 acres of land beginning at an ash standing 'in the line of Colonel Catlett (forest land)' on a branch adjoining Abraham Stepp."

      Thomas Powell who lived in Sittingburne Parish in Essex County left a Will, written March 2, 1700, stating he was "very sick and weak," which was proved on April 10, 1701 (1701 Essex County Will Book, page 75). He leaves land to be divided equally between his sons, Place and Thomas and his wife Mary, her part at her death to go to son William, cattle to son, William and "these persons that hath the education of my son William till he shall come ot the age of 21 years." He also left bequests to daughters Frances Powell, Elizabeth Salmon, Anne Coffee, and sons, Honours (Honorias) and Place and son-in-law-John Salmon, to be Executors. Signed by mark of Thomas Powell.

      Abt 1703. Mary petitioned that the maintenance of her son, William, be allowed out of her husband's estate, but the court refused this as an "irregular process."

      1704 Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Thomas supposedly still owned 100 acres according to "English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records," even though he had been dead the past 3 years.

      ===
      James Hughes 2006-01-06 11:12:16
      Thomas [Sr.] Powell [Sr.] (I1470)

      1667 September 30. Thomas and Mary Powell sold (Ibid., page 317) their interest in 300 acres land to James Coghill for the valluable consideration of nyne barrells of good Indian corne as also for Divers other Considerasions of Sittingbourne Parish, Rappahannock County, Virginia,. The land was "lying in the freshes of Rappahannock River on the North side of the River."

      8/11/1655 (Lancaster Co, Virginia Rec. Book, #2, page 104). Francis Place conveyed a tract of land formerly in Isle of Wight County, Virginia containing 300 acres patented by him September 7, 1654, lying on the North side of the "freshes" of the Rappahanncok River about ten miles above Nazemum Town and certain cattle by deed of gift to 'My daughter Mary Place when she arrives at 18 years,' if she dies without heirs, then 'to daughter Margaret Place, my youngest daughter.'" Mary had married Thomas Powell by 1666 when they deeded this same land to James Coghill.

      9/30/1667 (Old Rappahannock Co, Virginia Deed Book 3, page 317): "Thomas Powell and Mary, his wife, sell to James Coghill for the valluable consideration of nyne barrells of good Indian corne as also for Divers other Consideracons 300 acres on the North side of Rappahannock River patented September 7, 1654. Mary Powell, daughter to Francis Place, doth appoint her loving friend, Mr. Daniel Gaines her true and lawful attorney to acknowledge said deed." William Wilton witnessed this power of attorney and a few days later bought the land from Coghill. This deed establishes the maiden name and father of Thomas Powell's wife Mary.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:Wu3PZEto_noJ:www.giddeon.com/roots/php GedView/individual.php%3Fview%3Dpreview%26pid%3DI1492%26show_changes%3Dyes %26PHPSESSID%3Db41e4eb8bde2d95f8fc17e15a11ec406+%22hezekiah+turner%22,+%22 essex+county,+virginia%22&hl=en&g
      URL title: Thomas Jr Powell
      Note:
      Good day! I have checked my book,"Index to Marriages of Old Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia 1655-1900," for your POWELL's. There were only six entries as follows:
      1700 POWELL, Ann; daughter of Thomas, married Edward COFFEY; Deeds & Wills Box 10, Page 75. 1699
      POWELL, Jane; Exec. of John, married Thomas BURNETT; Deeds & Wills Box 10, Page 14. 1689
      POWELL, John; married Michall, daughter of Hezekiah TURNER, Court Orders Box 2, Page 155. 1690
      POWELL, John; married Margaret, daughter of James COGWELL, Court Orders Box 2, Page 253. 1694
      POWELL, John; married Margaret, daughter of James COGHILL, Court Orders Box 1, Page 242. ***1723
      POWELL, Thomas; married Mary, daughter of William GIBSON, Deeds Box 17, Page 159.
      There were no surname PLACES listed whatsoever.
      It looks like the last entry, at least, is a hit.
      Hope this information is of assistance! Michael C. Brady MCBRADY@prodigy dot net
      ===
      James Hughes 2006-05-08 08:04:47
      COFFEE-L Archives

      Child of Thomas Powell and Anne Gorsuch is:

      i. Thomas Powell, born 1635 in Essex County, Virginia; died April 10, 1701 in Essex County, Virginia; married Mary Place September 30, 1677 in Essex County, Virginia.
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      1665-1677 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 59-63
      THIS INDENTURE made the 27th day of December 1665 & in ye 17th: year of the Reign of our most gracious Sovereign Lord CHARLES the 2d: by the Grace of God of England Scotland France & Ireland King defender of the faith &c. between JOHN MILLS of the County of Rappa. in Virga: Planter of the one part & THOMAS POWELL of the same County Planter of the other part Witnesseth that the sd JOHN MILLS as well for & in consideration of four hundred pounds of Merchantable tobacco & caske & two Cows specified in a Bill of Sale made to the sd JOHN MILLS to him in hand by the said THOMAS POWELL paid & delivered at or before the ensealing & delivery thereof the said JOHN MILLS doth hereby acknowledge as also for the sd THOMAS POWELL is to assure immediately upon the ensealin g hereof unto the said JOHN MILLS his heirs & assigns the aforesaid Cowes hath given granted sold & confirmed & by these presents Both for him & his heirs give sell unto the said THOMAS POWELL his heirs & assignes Fifty acres of land more or less begining & measuring from a marked Pocickery near the MILL FLOODGATE bounding on ye: land of THOMAS ROOSON {sic RAWSON} which is now possessed by PHILLIP SAUNDERS & runneth for breadth by or near the Creek commonly called TIGNERS CREEK unto a small run going into the sd Creek & so for leanth into the woods to a marked white Oak near the sd Run lying on the West side of the now dwelling house of the sd JOHN MILLS according to the Grand Pattent granted unto JOHN MILLS aforesaid his heirs & assigns by the which ye aforesd Fifty acres of land is as mon gst much more held & enjoyed & all & singular the houseing buildings Orchards gardens Libertys of fishing fowling hunting & all other proffits & hereditamts: whatsoever to ye sd Fifty acres of land belonging or any wise appertaining thereof & the revertions & remainders of the same premises or any part of them & all the Estate right of the sd JOHN MILLS his heirs or assignes To have and to hold the said Fifty acres of land to the sd THOMAS POWELL & his heirs & assignes with all the priviledges before mentioned to the only use & behoof of the sd THOMAS POWELL his heirs & assignes for ever & the sd JOHN MILLS for him & his heirs unto the said THOMAS POWELL his heirs & assignes shall & will for ever Warn. & defend by these presents & the said JOHN MILLS for his heirs & for every of them doth grant with the sd THOMAS POWELL his heirs & assignes by these presents (Vizt:) that the sd JOHN MILLS & JOANE his Wife shall & will before the end of six months next ensuing the date hereof before the Worshipful! his Matys Justices of the peace for the County of Rappa: aforesd at the Court holden for the said County personally appear or by their Lawful! Attorny & then & there acknowledge all & singular the right & interest of ye premises aforesd to be vested in the sd THOS. POWELL & it is the true meaning of all the sd persons that the said acknowledgemt. shall be taken for & as a fine Sur Cognizance &c with proclamations thereupon according to the Statutes of England in that case made & provided & further that the said JOHN MILLS & his heirs & all others claimeing under him will at all times hereafter during the space of five years next ensuing date hereof at the reasonable request proper costs & Charges in the Law of the sd THOMAS POWELL his heirs & assignes make all such releases & conveyances in the Law unto the said THOMAS POWELL his heirs & assignes or by his or their Learned Councell in the Law shall be reasonably required so as the person so required be not compelled to go out of the Country of Virga: & it is agreed by the sd partyes by these presents that such further or other assurancy shall be taken & deemed to be for the proper use & behoof of the sd THOMAS POWELL his heirs & assignes alwayes provided the sd THOMAS his heirs & assignes shall pay the Quitrents due to his Majesty unto JOHN MILLS his heirs or assignes when the same shall be required. In Witness whereof the said JOHN MILLS to this present Indenture hath set his hand & seal the day & year first above written
      in presence of us JOHN NOBLE, JOHNA MILLS seale
      ROBT. GOODYEAR
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOANE MILLS the now Wife of JOHN MILLS of ye County of Rappa: in Virga: do hereby constitute & appoint my
      Loving Friend THOMAS ROOSON my true & lawful' attorny in my name & steed to acknowledge my full & free consent to the Sale of a peice of Land unto THOMAS POWELL as is expressed in a Conveyance made to yt: purpose & I do hereby confirme & rattify what my said Attorny shall do therein to be as good in Law as if I my self had in person done the same as witness my hand & seal this 5th: day of February 1665
      in presence of REBECCA + GOODRIG JOANE MILLS
      seale
      JOHN GOODRIG Recognr in Cur Com Rappa: 7 die febry 1665 Record 12th
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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 228
      Vid. pa: in another book 271) [Deed Book 5, Part II - 1674-1676; Antient Press: pg 224-226]
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I GEORGE JONES, Attorney of the within named RICHARD POOLE, and for the behalfe of the said POOLE doe bargaine and sell THOMAS POWELL his heires and assignes for ever all the whole tract of land being Foure hundred twenty seaven within this Pattent mentioned together with the Pattent itselfe, To have & to hold the within mentioned land to him the said THOMAS POWELL his heires and assignes forever, warranting agt all persons whatsoever that shall lay any clayme thereof. In Witness whereof I have sett my hand and Seale this 2 day of July 1679
      Test EDWARD KEELING, GEORGE JONES
      EVAN MORGAN
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae: 2 die Julii 1679
      Vid; in another small book Ack: & Record 7th of February 1665 [1665-1677 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 59-63]
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I THOMAS POWELL for the consideration of Two thousand five hundred pounds of tobacco and cask have sold unto GEORGE JONES his heires and assignes for ever the within mentioned Deed together wth every clause & article therein conteyned, To have & enjoy the said Deed to him the said JONES his heires and assignes forever. In Witness I have sett my hand and Seale the 2d day of
      July 1679
      Test EDW: KEELING,
      EVAN MORGAN THO: POWELL
      Recongitr in Cur Com Rappae: 2 die Julii 1679
      ===
      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 317-321
      BE IT KNOWNE unto all men by these presents that I THOMAS POWELL of the County of Rappa, for the Valluable Consideracon of nyne Barrel's of good Indian Come as alsoe for divers other consideracons by me already received have agreed bargained and sold unto JAMES COGHILL of the Parrish of Sittingbourne in the County aforesaid all my right title and Interrest of three hundred acres of land scituate lying and being in the Freshes of Rappah: River and on the North side of the River as will more playnely appeare by a bearing date the 7th day of 7br 1654 all and every parte and parcell of the wch said land I the said Tho: Powell wth and by the Consent of MARY my Wife doe confirme and make over from us the sd Thomas & Mary our heires and assignes unto him the said Coghill his heires for Ever he the said James Coghill his heirs To Have Hold enjoyn all the premises aforesaid he the said James Coghill yeelding paying all such Rites and Dues wch are accustomed & required unto the the truth of wch Agreemt. wee the parties above menconed have Interchangeably undersett our hands and seales this 30th day of 7br 1666/7.
      In presents of us THOMAS FOGGE, Tho: Powell
      WM. NEALE, Mary Powell
      HENRY PANDEY. THO: CALLEY
      The Deed above menconed was acknowledged by Thomas Powell & DANIEL GAINES the Attorney of Mary Powell his Wife to the use of James Coghill and his heires and by them desired to be recorded in the Court records of the County of Rappa.
      Recognit Die 22 8bris 1667
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I MARY POWELL Daughter to FRANCIS PLACE decd have Constituted deputed and ordeyned my loveing Freind Mr. DANIELL GAINES my true and Lawfully Attorney for me and in my steed & behoofe to accknowledge all my right title and interrest of a Patient of land lying and being in the Freshes of Rappa. the wch said accknowledgmt: is to be made unto James Coghill at wch time the sd Coghill shall thinke most meete and convenient Rattifying confirming and allowing wtsoever shall be acted by my sd Attorney to be as authenticke don as if I my Selfe were personally present Given under my hand and Seale this 19th day 8br 1667
      In presents of us RICHARD ( ), Mary Powell
      WM. WILTON her marke
      Recordat 14 9br 1667
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JAMES COGHILL of the County of Rappa, and of the parrish of Sittingbourne doe make over from us our heires or asstgnes all our Intrust and interrest of this wrighting menconed unto WILLIAM WILTON his heirs or assignes for Ever wth all true Intents and meaning from Either of us James and ALICE our heires for Ever in WITTNESS whereof we have hereunto sett our hands and Seales 8br llth 1667
      PETER CORNEWELL, James Coghill
      MARY CORNEWELL Alice Coghill
      The Assignmt. above written was this day accknowledged by James Cogill to the use of Wm. Wilton and his heires and by him desired to be recorded in the records of the County of Rappa.
      Recognit Die 22 8bris 1667
      Recordat 14th 9bris 1667/8.
      ===
      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 228
      Vid. pa: in another book 271) [Deed Book 5, Part II - 1674-1676; Antient Press: pg 224-226]
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I GEORGE JONES, Attorney of the within named RICHARD POOLE, and for the behalfe of the said POOLE doe bargaine and sell THOMAS POWELL his heires and assignes for ever all the whole tract of land being Foure hundred twenty seaven within this Pattent mentioned together with the Pattent itselfe, To have & to hold the within mentioned land to him the said THOMAS POWELL his heires and assignes forever, warranting agt all persons whatsoever that shall lay any clayme thereof. In Witness whereof I have sett my hand and Seale this 2 day of July 1679
      Test EDWARD KEELING, GEORGE JONES
      EVAN MORGAN
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae: 2 die Julii 1679
      Vid; in another small book Ack: & Record 7th of February 1665 [sic 1679]
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I THOMAS POWELL for the consideration of Two thousand five hundred pounds of tobacco and cask have sold unto GEORGE JONES his heires and assignes for ever the within mentioned Deed together wth every clause & article therein conteyned, To have & enjoy the said Deed to him the said JONES his heires and assignes forever. In Witness I have sett my hand and Seale the 2d day of
      July 1679
      Test EDW: KEELING,
      EVAN MORGAN THO: POWELL
      Recongitr in Cur Com Rappae: 2 die Julii 1679
      ===
      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 322
      November Court 81)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents yt: THOMAS MADDISON of Rappae County Virginia, Carpenter, have sold & sett over for a valuable consideration already received being Two thousand five hundred pounds of tobacco & cask, with a certaine parcel of land being in Rappae: County to THOMAS POWELL & RICHARD SIMES to them their heires or assignes being marked as followeth beginning at a marked red Oake commonly called by ye name of EDWARD WETTHERBURNEs & soe runing upon a line of marked trees neare upon an Easterly course to a wet branch & soe to a corner tree being a young red Oake & this Wet branch bounding upon a marked white Oake at ye head of a branch and soe upon a line to ye place where it began & ye sd parcell wth all preveledges I doe warrant unto THOMAS POWELL & RICHARD SIMES their heires forever As Witness my hand & seale this 5th day of November One thousand Six hundred Sixty & eight Signed Sealed & delivered in
      ye prsence of us JOHN SAMWAISE, THOMAS MADDISON
      THO: ASTWOOD
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae: 2 die 9bris 1681
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      1694-1695 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 325)
      THIS INDENTURE made the thirtieth day of November in the year of our Lord God 1694 and in ye fifth yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord and Lady, William & Mary, over England, Scotland, France, Ireland & Virginia, King & Queen &c., Between THOMAS POWELL of Essex County &Colony of Virginia, Planter, & MARY his Wife of ye one part and HONORIAS POWELL of the same County & Colony of ye other part Witnesseth that ye sd THOMAS POWELL & MARY his Wife for a valuable consideracon in hand received hve sold unto ye sd HONORIAS POWELL his heires and assignes for ever all their right & demand unto a certain parcel! of land conteyning One hudnred acres more or less lyeing & being in ye County of Essex, bounded as followeth vizt., beginning at an Ash standing in the line of Coll. CATLETTs FORREST LAND in a branch extending up ye sd branch to an Ash, thence along a line of marked trees to a white Oake in ye line of THOMAS POWELL and ABRAHAM STEPPE, thence along ye sd POWELLs line to an Ash in a branch, thence downe ye sd branch to Coll: CATLETTs beginning tree, thence along the sd CATLETTs line to ye first mentioned Ash; To have and to hold ye sd land together with all woods under woods & appurtenances thereunto belonging unto ye sd HONORIUS POWELL his heires & assignes subject nevertheless to ye Quit rents that shall hence forth grow due for the same to our Soveraigne Lord & Lady, the King & Queen, their heirs and Successors, And the said THOMAS POWELL & MARY his Wife for ye sd valuable consideration the parcell of land hereby granted will warrant & defend unto sd HONORIUS POWELL his heires for ever; & due acknowledgement make of all & singular ye granted premisses & every part thereof before ye Justices holding Court in ye County of Essex, And there to be enrolled according to ye Statute in that case provided, And the sd THOMAS POWELL & MARY his Wife doe hereby agree that at ye reasonable request costs & charges in ye Law of ye sd HONOR POWELL his heires &c., to make execute all such act things & devices as by Councill in ye Law required for ye future better & more perfect assurance of ye hereby granted premisses In Witness whereof sd THOMAS POWELL & MARY his Wife have set their hands & fixed their seals Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of us
      JOHN SOLMAN, THOMAS POWELL
      PLASE POWELL MARY POWELL
      At a Court held for Essex County Feb: ye 11th Ano Dom 1694
      The within named THOMAS POWELL appeared & acknowledged ye within Deed (to ye within named HONORIUS POWELL) to be his act and deed, ye same was ordered to be recorded
      Also ye within named MARY, Wife of ye within named THOMAS POWELL, appeared & relinquished her right of Dower of in & to ye within menconed land wch: was ordered to be recorded
      Vere Recoratr: Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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  • Sources 
    1. [S813175] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. III, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, 46.

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