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

Sem Cox

Male Bef 1660 - 1710  (> 50 years)


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  • Name Sem Cox 
    Born Bef 1660  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Dec 1710  St. Maries Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I030387  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2020 

    Father Simon Cox,   b. Bef 1637, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 Apr 1660, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 23 years) 
    Family ID F18378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Anne Cox,   b. Bef 1693, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 31 Aug 1727, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 34 years)
     2. Catherine Sim Cox,   b. 1695, St. Mary's Paish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1749, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F12112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • named after Charnock?

      not proved as a son of Vincent Cox. the Downing family lived close by in early Northumberland co. Va days
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      Will of Sim Cox, 1710 - Richmond County, Virginia

      Submitted by Bushy Hartman

      VIRGINIA COLONIAL RECORDS PROJECT
      Survey Report No.: 4570/04355
      Depository: Principal Probate Registry
      References: Probate Act Book 1711, f.198 vo.
      This entry is on the first folio, verso, second folio,
      both sides, and third folio, recto, of
      204 YOUNG.

      http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/richmond/wills/cox1.txt

      WILL OF SIM COX OF ST. MARY PARRISH IN RICHMOND COUNTY.

      To be buried in his own burying place, by his late dear daughter, at Robert Peckís plantation.
      His debts to be discharged form tobacco owed to him, with an deficit made up by sale of his personal estate. This yearís tobacco made at home and "four weight hhd." More to be shipped to Mr. John Collyer, merchant, in Bristol.
      His whole personal estate to be appraised.
      The water grist mill called Heads Mill and all his other lands, tenements etc. to Joseph, son of George Downing by his wife Anne, who is to have the income of said lands during Josephís minority.
      One half the net profits of the said mill to shipped as tobacco to England and banked for Joseph, excepting what is required to keep the mill in repair; the other half the profits to be laid out to educate Joseph and support his mother (who may have one third of the millís profits if she survives Joseph); testatorís personal estate will provide a good pair of stones for the mill.
      Testatorís Indian man Will to be freed, clothed, and to have 1,000 lbs. Of tobacco.
      To aforesaid Joseph Downing negro woman called Rose and her two children.
      Anne Downing to look after Elizabeth Colins, an orphan, till she is of age, or married.
      Sim Richardson, son of James Richardson, to remain with the executor or return to his father, as he chooses.
      A deed of gift confers land on Margaret Berry, daughter of William Berry, but executor may take timber from that land for three years.
      Sale is to be completed to Thomas White of a tract of 220 acres, and of a tract of 136 acres of moorland bought from Robert Taliafferro and his wife Margaret; both tracts are in St. Maryís parish in Richmond County.
      The residue of tobacco and personal estate to be used to pay these legacies:
      To George Downing, son of George Downing, 2,000 lbs. of tabacco.
      To Elizabeth Colens, an orphan, 1,000 lbs. of tobacco.
      To Margaret Berry, daughter of William Berry, three ewes and a lamb.
      The rest of his sheep to Henry Berry.
      If Joseph Downing dies without issue after his motherís death, testatorís lands go to the use of the north side of St. Maryís parish in Richmond County, for the purchase of ornaments and utensils for the two churches.
      To his friend Edward Turbervile 1,000 lbs. of tobacco., for attendance in testatorís sickness and drawing up his will.
      The rest of his estate to Anne and Joseph Downing, to be equally divided.
      Appoints Benjamin Deverill and George Downing as executors.
      Signed 18 Oct. 1710. Witness Thomas Evans (his mark), George Alsup, E. Turberville.
      Probate 6 Dec. 1710 in Richmond County Court. M. Beckwith Cl. Cur. Certified true copy by Jno. Tayloe.

      There follows a deposition of 12 Oct. 1711 by Marmaduke Beckwith, gent., of Richmond County, Virginia, asserting validity of will and probate. Before J. Exton, Sur.
      Probate London 12 Oct. 1711 to Benjamin Deverill, with reservation in respect of George Downing.

      http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/richmond/wills/cox1.txt

      Coxe, Lem. 18 Oct., 1710 - 6 Oct., 1710. Mr. John Colyer, merchant in Bristol; Joseph Downing, son of George Downing by Anne, his wife;
      legatee Lem Richardson, son of James Richardson; Margaret Berry, daughter of William Berry; Robert Taliaferro and Margaret, his now wife; George Downing, son of George Downing; Henry Berry; to Edward Turberville for his attendance on me in my sickness and drawing my will 1000 pds. All the residue to Anne Downing and Joseph Downing, her son.

      Abstracts from Records of Richmond County, Virginia: Will Book No. 3; Wm. and Mary Qrtly., Vol.17-3 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/richmond/wills/willbk3-7-abstracts .txt

      ===
      1710-1711 Richmond Co VA Order Book 5; Antient Press: (Page 218)
      Richmond County Court 6th of December 1710.
      The Last Will and Testament of SEM COXE, late of this County deced., was proved by the Oathes of THOMAS EVANS, GEORGE ALSUP and EDWARD TURBERVILE, witnesses thereto and upon the motion of BENJAMIN DEVERILL and GEORGE DOWNING, the Executors therein named, a Probate is granted them of the Will
      COX's Estate to be appraised.
      JONATHAN GIBSON, WILLIAM BERRY, JAMES STROTHER, WILLIAM STROTHER and GEORGE PHILLIPS, or any four of them being first sworn before a Justice of Peace of this County, are appointed to appraise the Estate of SEM COXE, deced., and make report thereof to the next Court when BENJAMIN DEVERILL and GEORGE DOWNING, the Executors, is to produce the Inventory of the Estate and make Oath thereto
      Executors.
      At the motion of THOMAS EVANS, who was one of the witnesses to the Last Will and Testament of SEM COX, late of this County deced., it is ordered that said EVANS be paid forty pounds of tobacco for one days attendance out of the Estate of the deced., with costs als exo
      ALSUP vs COX's Executors.
      GEORGE ALSUP, one of the witnesses to the Last Will and Testament of SEM COX, late of this County, deced., at his motion, it is ordered tht he be paid out of the Estate of ye sd. deced., forty pounds of tobacco for one days attendance with costs als exo
      TURBERVILE vs COX's Executors,
      Exo, COX's Extate 5th March 1710. EDWARD TURBERVILE, one of the witnesses to the Last Will and Testament of SEM COX, late of this County deced., at his motion, it is ordered that he be paid out of the Estate of the deced., forty pounds of tobacco for one days attendance with costs als exo
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      1710-1711 Richmond Co VA Order Book 5; Antient Press: (Page 219)
      Richmond County Court 6th of December 1710.
      COX's Executors ack, to WHITE.
      BENJAMIN DEVERILL and GEORGE DOWNING, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of SEM COXE, deced., came into Court and acknowledged said COX's Deed of Lease and Release for land unto THOMAS WHITE and at motion of THOMAS WHITE they are admitted to Record
      COX's Executors ack. to WHITE.
      BENJAMIN DEVERILL and GEORGE DOWNING, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of SEM COXE, deced., came into Court and acknowledged said COX's Deeds of Lease and Release for land unto THOMAS WHITE, and at motion of THOMAS WHITE they are admitted to Record
      ===
      1710-1711 Richmond Co VA Order Book 5; Antient Press: (Page 222)
      Richmond County Court3rd of January 1710/1711
      COX's Deeds to WHITE proved,
      Deeds of Lease and Release for two hundred twenty acres of land from SEM COXE, late deced., to THOMAS WHITE was this day proved in Court by the Oathes of WILLIAM MARSHALL and WILLIAM HEAD, two of the witnesses thereto
      COX's Deeds to WHITE proved.
      Deeds of Lease and Release for one hundred thirty six acres of land from SEM COXE, late deced., to THOMAS WHITE was this day proved in Court by the Oathes of WILLIAM MARSHALL and WILLIAM HEAD, two of the witnesses thereto
      ===
      1710-1711 Richmond Co VA Order Book 5; Antient Press: (Page 223)
      Richmond County Court 3rd of January 1710/1711
      COX's Inventory returned. The Appraisment of the Estate of SEM COXE, deced. bring this day returned, it is ordered the same be recorded
      ===
      1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 361. Power of Atty. "John Collier of the City of Bristol merchant (one of the Creditors of Lem [Sim] Coxe late of Virginia Planter decd)" to "my loving friend Nicholas Smith Liveing on Rappahannock River in Virginia Merchant", to receive settlements from Benjamin Deverell, merchant, and George Downing, planter, Exors of Lem Coxe. Dated 3rd Jan. 1712/13.
      Wit: Signed Jno Collier
      Walter King
      John Paine
      Presented by Smith and proved by oath of King and Paine 17 May 1715.
      ===
      1689-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 211
      Rappahannock County Court 3d of June 1691
      - Reff intr SEM COX Plt. & GERARD CAVERNER Deft. till next Court
      ===
      1689-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 225
      Rappahannock County Court 2d of September 1691
      - Reff. intr. SEM COX Plt. and GARRATT TAVERNER Deft. till next North side Court
      ===
      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 - 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      p. 275a May it please yor Worsps. I doe empower BENJAMIN COLCLOUGH to confesse Judgment unto SEM COX ye HATTER for four hundred and fifty pounds of Tobacco accordinge to Law from me this 12th day of July 1692
      JONAH REVETT
      Recordat ye 13th July 1692
      ===
      1692-1694 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 26)
      Richmond County Court 3d of August 1692
      - Ref. intr: SEM COX Pit. & JNO: BROWNE Deft, till next Court
      ===
      1692-1694 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 31)
      Richmond County Court 3d of August 1692
      - Judgment is granted to SEM COX against JNO: BROWNE for Fifteen hundred pounds of good tobb: & caske upon Bill; to be pd: wth: cost of suit
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      1692-1694 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 64)
      Richmond County Court 1st of February 1692/3
      - WM. BERRY, Executr: of the last Will &Testamt. of Mr. FRANCIS DOUGHTY, pr:senting the sd Will to this Court, the same was proved by the corporal Oaths of SIM COX & BENJA: HENSLEE witnesses thereunto, And probate thereof granted to the sd WM: BERRY, Executr.
      ===
      1694-1697 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 83)
      Richmond County Court 9th of August 1695
      - The action brought by SEM COX against WILLIAM PLUMBER is dismist, the Plantiff not appearing to prosecute
      ===
      1694-1697 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 89)
      Richmond County Court 2nd of October 1695
      - Judgment is granted to SEM COX against WILLIAM MARKES for Four hundred pounds of tobacco upon Bill to be paid with cost of suit als: Ego
      ===
      1694-1697 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 93)
      Richmond County Court 3rd of October 1695
      - Ordered that SEM COX officiate as Surveyor of the High Ways this next ensuing in the UPPER PRECINCT of ST. MARYs Parish within this County
      ===
      1697-1699 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 313)
      Richmond County Court 6th of July 1698
      - DANIEL McCARTY & his Wife by their Attorney, SEM COX, did this day acknowledge a Deed of Land to SIMON TOMAZIN, which this Court have ordered to be recorded
      ===
      1695-1699 Essex County, Virginia Order Book 9; [Antient Press]; (Page 22)
      THIS INDENTURE made the 22d. day of November 1694 Between WILLIAM BERRY of RICHMOND County and BENJAMIN NEWTON of STAFFORD County of ye one party and THOMAS PHILPIN of RICHMOND County and Parish of ST. MARYs and Colony of Virga: of ye other part; Witnesseth that WM: BERRY and BENJAMIN
      NEWTON for two good breeding Mares to them in hand paid confirm unto ye abovesd. THOMAS PHILPIN his heirs and assignes for ever a certain parcell of Land lyeing on the South side of Rappa: River now in ye County of Essex granted to Mr. ENOCH DOUGHTY Gent. by Patent bearing date ye 15th of June 1675 for Four thousand seven hundred sixty three acres joyneing upon ye land of Mr. WARRICK CAMOCK, JOHN MEADER & HENRY PEETERS, to containe ye full quantity of Three hundred acres out of ye abovesd. great Tract, begining at either and allowing so much breadth in face or line next yeRiver as will make ye abovesd, quantity of Three hundred acres; tuning back to ye back line, the sd. THOMAS PHILPIN being at ye whole charge or cost of laying out & surveying ye sd parcel! of Land with all and singular its rights; To have and to hold the said parcell of land and all other ye premisses unto the abovesd. THOMAS PHILPIN his heirs or assignes for ever, the sd. WM. BERRY and BENJAMIN NEWTON for themselves their heirs ye sd parcell of Land with all rights unto THOMAS PHILPIN his heirs forever against them and all other persons whatsoever will warrant and forever defend, & at all times hereafter forever peaceably enjoy ye abovesd. tract without any lawfull disturbance of ye sd WM. BERRY & BENJAMIN NEWTON their heirs or any persons claiming under then, And further to make a Record & acknowledgement of this Deed of Sale and alsoe each of their Wives in ye County Court of Essex or RICHMOND in their own persons or lawfull Attorneys when therein required by the sd, THOMAS PHILPIN his heirs &c., to give further assurance by writing by any person knowing ye Law if prove not authentick, in Conformation hereafter & of every artickle herein contained ye parties have hereunto set their hands & affixt. their seales
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us
      JAMES TAYLER, WILLIAM BERRY
      HENRY BERRY BENJAMIN NEWTON
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of April 1696 by WM. BERRY & BENJAMIN NEWTON & also by JOHN CORBIN according to Power from MARGARET BERRY to him
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I MARGARETT BERRY, Wife of WILLIAM BERRY, make my trusty friend, JOHN CORBIN, of ye County abovesd. to be my lawfull Attorney for me to make over unto THOMAS PHILPINE one hundred & fifty acres of Land being part of a greater tract being in the County of Essex, And I ye sd, MARGARETT
      BERRY do grant full power to my sd, Attorney to act & doe as if I were personally present as Witness my hand this Eight day of April! 1696
      Teste JAMES Q RICHARDSON, MARGARET BERRY
      SEM COX
      Vere Recordatr. Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1697-1699 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 275)
      Richmond County Court 2d day of March Ano: 1697/8
      - The Last Will and Testament of RALPH WHITING being presented to this Court by the Executors therein named was proved by the Oaths of EDWIN CONWAY, JOHN SILVESTER & JOHN HARDEY, & probate thereof granted unto the Executor
      - Ordered that Mr. HUGH FRENCH, Mr. WILLIAM STRODDER SENR. JOSHUA DAVIS, Mr. SEM COX or any three of them do meet at the House of RALPH WHITING late deced on Monday next comernight and do then and there Inventory and appraise all and singular the Estate of the said deced and make report thereof under their bands in writing unto the next Court held for this County. Mr. FRANCIS THORNTON is requested to administrate an Oath unto the said appraisers for their due appraisment as also to every of
      the Executors severally for their fine discover of the sd Estate
      ===
      1695-1701 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 3; Antient Press: (Page 28)
      BEE IT KNOWNE unto all men by these presents that I DANIELL McCARTY of Richmond County in the NORTHERNE NECK & Dominion of Virginia & BARBARY my Wife have for the valuable sum of Three thousand pounds of tobacco by me in hand already reced of SYMON TOMASIN of STAFFORD County in the same NORTHERNE NECK & Dominion aforesaid, have sold unto the said SYMON TOMAZIN all that tract of land by me the said DANIELL MaCARTY purchased of Capt. JOHN GLENDENNING & ANN his Wife by an Authentick Deed of Sale bearing date the 27th: of March 1697, unto the said SIMON THOMASIN his heires Ezecutrs: & Admstrs: together with the said Deed forever, To have hold occupie & quietly & peacably possess & enjoy the said tract of Land & Deed before menconed with warranty against the claime or claimes of me the said DANLL. MaCARTY or BARBARY my Wife or any manner of persons whatsoever by for or under us our heires from the day of the date of these presents forever. In Witness whereof wee have hereunto sett our hands & Settles the 15th: day of June Ano Dom 1698 Signed sealed & delivered in pr:sence of us
      PEIRCE NOWLAND his marke DANLL. MaCARTY his marke
      ROBT. THOMAS his marke BARBARY MaCARTY her marke
      Recognitr: in Cur: Com: Richmond 6d die Julii Ano: Dom: 1698 et record 20th die
      Test WM. COLSTON, CI Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I BARBARA MaCARTY doe hereby authorize & impower my trusty & well beloved friend, SEM COX, to be my lawful! Attorney to acknowledge in my name & stead a Deed of Sale & an Assignmt. thereof for One hundred & sixty acres of land, the Deed bearing date the 27th: day of March 1697, the Assignment the 15th: day of June 1698; unto SYMON TOMAZIN of STAFFORD County holding for time & valid wt: my said Attorney shall do in the pr:misses as if I were personally present as Witness my hand & seale this 8th: day of July 1698
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us
      PEIRCE NOWLAND his marke BARBARA MaCARTY her marke
      ROBT. THOMAS his marke
      Record WM. COLSTON, Cle.
      ===
      1705-1708 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 4; Antient Press: (Page 133a)
      WHEREAS SEM COX and WILLIAM BERRY of the County of Richmond within the Dominion of Virginia took up and Pattent a certain tract of land containeing Three hundred and forty nine acres or thereabouts being bounded, begining att a Spanish Oak a corner tree of JAMES PHILLIPS, thence along the said line South twenty five degrees East two hundred and forty perches to a red Oak saplin, thence East North East One hundred twenty four perches to a red Oak standing in the line of ROBERT HARRISON, thence along the said line North North West four hundred twenty eight perches to a Hickory standing in the Line of JAMES KEY, thence along the said line South by East one hundred perches betwixt two white Oaks, thence binding upon said KEYs Land West and by South one hundred twenty perches to a Scrubby red Oake, thence South binding upon the Land of Coll, GAWIN CORBIN one hundred sixty nine perches to a Sassafras in another line of JAMES PHILLIPS, thence North sixty four degrees East one hundred perches to the first station containeing and being laid out for Three hundred fourty nine acres of land as in and by a Patent thereof made and granted to them the said SEM COX and WILLIAM BERRY and theire heires which bears date the Nineteenth day of December in ye year of our Lord 1704; which quantity of land is not yett devided between said SEM COX and WILLIAM BERRY and both of them being very desirous and willing that the same may be equally divided so that no notice hereafter may be taken of any Survivourship; IT IS THEREFORE hereby covenanted and fully agreed upon betweene the parties aforesaid that the DOEG SWAMP passing through the said Land shall be the division thereof and all the land lying on the South side of said Swamp the said SEM COX his heires is to have and the remaineing part or moyety of the land lying on the North side of said Swamp the said WILLIAM BERRY his heires to have; NOW KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that SEM COX for the summe of One thousand pounds of good sound merchantable leafe tobbacco and cask to him paid by WILLIAM BERRY for the use of his Daughter, MARGARETT BERRY, by these presents doth freely give bargaine sell unto MARGARETT BERRY and her heirs all his right title and interest whatsover of him the said SEM COX to his share of the said Land lying the South side the said Swamp: To have and to hold with the appurtenances unto MARGARETT BERRY her heires from and att the expiration of three yeares after the decease of said SEM COX to be holden of the Cheife Lord of the Fee thereof under the rents and services for the same due and accustomed, In Wittness whereof the parties aforesaid have to these presents sett their hands and seales the fifth day of Janry; in the yeare of our Lord God 1707
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
      JOSEPH BERRY, SEM COX
      CHARLES ASHTON, WILLIAM BERRY
      JAMES sig:e FLANAGAN
      Acknowledged in Richmond County Court by WILLIAM BERRY, Atto. for and on behalfe of the above named SEM COX, the 5th day of May Ano: Dom 1708 and recorded amongst the Records of the said County Test J. SHERLOCK, Cl Cur
      May 3d. 1708,
      Mr. BERRY. These are fully to authorize and impower you to acknowledge for and in behalfe of me a Deed of Partition and sayle bearing date the 5th day of Janry. Ano: Dom: 1707 past betweene us and granted to your Daughter, MARGARETT BERRY, &c. and for your so doeing this shall be your sufficient warrant from
      WM. BERRY Sr. your Friend
      SEM COX
      ===
      1708-1711 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 5; Antient Press: (Page 69)
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty second day of March in the Sixth year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lady Ann by the grace of God of England Scottland France and Ireland, Queene defender of the faith &c., and in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and eight; Betweene ROBERT HARRISON of the Parish of ST. MARYs in the County of Richmond within the Dominion of Virginia, Planter, of one part & SEM COKE of the Parish and County aforesaid, Planter, of the other part, Wittnesseth that ROBERT HARRISON for the summe of Five shillings of good and lawfull money of England to him in hand paid by SEM COX by these presents doth bargaine and sell unto SEM COKE all that tract of Woodland Ground being part of a Patent granted to RALPH WHITING late of the Parish of ST. MARYs in County of Richmond deced, for Four hundred & fifty acres of land which bears date the eleventh day of March in the year of our Lord God 1694; and bounded upon the Westermost side of ye line of said RALPH WHITING, begining at the FORREST PATH leading to WILLIAM HEADs being the line dividing between the said WHITING and the said SEM COKE and WILLIAM BERRY, thence along the maine branch of the DOEG SWAMP upon the Northermost side thereof, thence upon the Eastermost side of a branch of said Swamp to the FORREST PATH. thence by the said PATH to the first mentioned station containing by estimation in the whole One hundred acres of land; To have and to hold the tract of land hereby sold unto SEM COX his heirs dureing the full terme of one whole year paying therefore the rent of one ear of Indian Come on the feast day of the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ next ensueing if demanded, to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession SEM COKE may be in actuall possession of the premises and be thereby the better enabled to receive a release of the freehold and inheritance thereof, In Wittness whereof ROBERT HARRISON hath hereunto sett his hand and seale the day month and year first above written Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us
      JAMES STROTIiER, ROBERT HARRISON
      JOHN GRIMSLEY
      Au a Court held for Richmond County the 4th of May 1709
      Upon the motion of EDWARD TURBERVILE this Deed of Lease was admitted to Record, and is recorded amongst the Records of the said County Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
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      1708-1711 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 5; Antient Press: (Page 85)
      THIS INDENTURE made the Eighteenth day of October in the Sixth yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lady Ann by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland, Queene defender of the faith &c., and in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and eight Between ROBERT PECK of the Parish of ST MARYs in County of Richmond within the Dominion of Virginia, Planter, of one part and SEM COX of the Parish of ST. MARYs in County of Richmond, Planter, of other part. Wittnesseth tht ROBERT PECK for the summe of five shillings of good and lawfull money of England to him in hand paid by SEM COKE, by these presents doth bargaine & sell unto SEM COKE all those tracts of land lying in the severall Parishes of ST. MARYs in the County of Richmond and of WASHINGTON in County of WESTMORELAND, begining att a marked white Oake standing att ye head of a Valley near the Road that goeth from ROBERT PECK to JOHN THOMAS, thence it extendeth East fifty four poles to two Hickory's and a white Oake being a corner that divides this from the land of JOHN THOMAS. thence with the dividing line North thirty six degrees and a halfe East one hundred seventy two poles to a large Hickory neare JOHN THOMAS his cleare Ground, thence North one and fourty degrees East fifty six poles crossing HALEs his Road to a large red oak thence Fast eighty one poles crossing HALES his Road againį to a small red Oak saplin, thence leave JOHN THOMAS his land and running cross the aforesaid Road North one hundred and eight poles to a red Oak standing near ye head of a branch, thence North West fifty four poles to a small white Oake standing on the West side of a fine cool runn that issueth into upper MAJOTICKE CREEKE, thence South West two hundred and five poles binding on the land of WILLIAM CASH to a red Oak standing near HALEs his road, thence binding still on CASH North thirty six degrees West one hundred eighty five poles to a red Oak, thence leaving CASH his line South fourty two degrees West eighty six poles to a white Oak standing betweene a red Oak a white Oak and a Hickory standing in a line of SAMUELL DUCHIMINIA, Blacksmith, thence along his line South South East two hundred fifty six poles to three red Oakes being corner to the said SAMUELL DUCHIMINIA, thence South eighteene degrees West thirty five poles to the first station; containing by estimation in the whole Three hundred and twenty acres of land as by a Survey thereof made by WILLIAM THORNTON Gent. Surveyor of County of Richmond, the twelfth day of May in the yeare of our Lord 1708 may more fully appear, One hundred and fifty acres part being formerly sold by ROBERT PECK to one THOMAS BUTTLER as by Deed bearing date the third day of September in the yeare of our Lord one thousand Six hundred ninety and two and duely acknowledged att WESTMORELAND County Court the eight and twentyeth day of December next ensueing the date of the said Deed relation being had it doth fully appeare; And Whereas THOMAS BUTTLER for a valuable consideration to him in hand paid by SEM COKE party to these presents did assigne sell and make over all his right title and interest to said One hundred and Fifty acres of land to said SEM COX and his heirs as by an assignment made and endorsed on the back of the said Deed bearing date the twenty third day of November in the yeare of our Lord God 1692; and duely acknowledged in WESTMORELAND County Court att the Court held for the said County ye 28th day of December next ensueing ye date hereof which One hundred and fifty acrs of land was not land laid out and surveyed by any of the sd parties above mentioned untill now, ye sd SEM COX having bought one hundred and seventy acres of land of said ROBERT PECK wch: together with the above mentioned One hundred and fifty acres sold as aforesd. make up the full and compleat quantity of Three hundred and twenty acres of land wch- is inserted in the above mentioned Survey as belonging to SEM COX and his heirs; To have and to hold the lands aforesd with their rights members and appurtenances unto SEM COX dureing the terme of one whole yeare paying the:efore the Rent of one eare of Indian Come on the feast day of the Nativity of our Lord God next ensueing if demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession, SEM COKE may be in actuall possession of the premises and be thereby the better enabled to accept a release of the inheritance thereof; In Wittness whereof the partys first above named to these presents interchangeably have sett their hands and seales the day month and year first above written
      Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      WM. PECK, ROBT. PECK
      WILLIAM his mark TAYLOR
      RICHARD his mark BUTTLER
      Att a Court held for Richmond County ye 1st day of June Ano; Dom: 1709
      EDWARD TURBER VILE, Atto: for and on the behalfe of ROBERT PECK and MARGT his Wife came into Court and acknowledged this Deed of Lease wth : her Relinquishment of his & thirds to SEM COX wch: upon the motion of WM. REID, Atto. of the said SEM COX, is admitted to Record Truely Recorded Test M. BECKWITH Cl Cur



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