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

John Browne

Male Bef 1710 - Aft 1734  (> 26 years)


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  • Name John Browne 
    Born Bef 1710  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1734  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I030630  Tree1
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father David Browne,   b. Abt 1676, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1730, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Mary MNU Shears,   b. Abt 1669, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1699, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Bef 29 Nov 1699  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17423  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jemima MNU Browne,   b. Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1734, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1734  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F18512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia , Page 91
      BROWN, DAVID, 8 July 1727; 26 August 1730.
      Grandson Original Brown 150 acres of land;
      daughter Mary Bowling 500 lbs. of tobacco;
      son Original 100 acres of land;
      son John and William land whereon I live.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 136
      IN YE NAME OF GOD Amen. I DAVID BROWN of Westmoreland County being of perfect mind & memory thanks be to God for it, and calling to mind ye mortalytie of my body and knowing yt: it is appointed for all men to dye, doe make and ordaine this to be my Last Will and Testamt. as followeth, viz.
      Imprs. I give and bequeath my Soul into ye hands of my heavenly Father that gave it, nothing doubting but ye same to receive again at ye general! Resurrection by his Almighty power and my body I give to ye Earth my Mother to be decently buryed at ye discretion of my Exectrs: hereafter nomynated and appointed;
      km I give to my Grand Son, ORIGINALL BROWN, one hundred and fifty acres of land lying on the Southside of COVENTREE RUNN to him & his heirs lawfully begotten for ever, butt in case of no issue, then to fall to my Son, ORIGINALL BROWN and his heirs, And I desire that my Daughter, MARY BOWLING, may quietly possess ye sd, land until my Grand Son, ORIGINALL BROWN comes of age;
      Itm, I give to my two Sons, JNO: and WM: ye land I now live on in MACHOTIQUE, being already devided by a line of marked trees begining on ye land of JOHN WEEDEN and runing South East to a red Oak on ye line of NATHL: GRAY & the North side to my Son, JNO: & ye South side to my Son, WM., to them and their heirs for ever; And if either of them should dye without heir, then ye other or his heirs to Injoy ye sd. land for Ever, And in case they should both dye without heir, then to fall to my Son, ORIGINALL BROWN, and his heirs for ever;
      Itm. I give to my Son, WM: one Dutch Chest and one Gunn;
      Itm. I give to my Son, ORIGINALL, Six yards of narrow Cloth and triming suitable to ye same;
      Um. I give to my Daughter, MARY BOWLING, five hundred pounds of tobbo: to be paid by my Executr: hereafter named:
      Itm. I give all ye rest of my p:sonall Estate, my lawfull Debts being first paid, to be equally devided without appraismt. between my two Sons, JNO: and WM.;
      Itm, I ordaine and appt. my two Sons, JNO: & WM: to be ye Executrs: of this my Last Will and Testamt. revoaking and disanuling all former Wills by me made, As Wittness my hand and seal this 8th day of July 1727
      Sign'd Seal'd & Did. in presence of JARRTT, FORD DAVID BROWN
      JEMIMA NORMAN,
      EDMD COMASKEY
      Westmorld. ss. At a Court held for the sd. County the 26th day of August 1730
      This Last Will and Testament of DAVID BROWN, deced., was presented into Court by JOHN and WILLIAM BROWN, his Sons and Executors therein named, who made Oath thereto, and being proved by the Oath of JARRTT. FORD and EDMUND COMASKEY, two of the witnesses thereto, is admitted to Record
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C, W.
      Recorded the fifteenth day of September 1730 G. T., C. C. W.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 2; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 251-252
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twenty seventh day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & thirty four Between JOHN BROWN & WILLIAM BROWN of Parish of Washington in County of Westmorland, Sons of DAVID BROWN, late of the County aforesaid, deceased, of one part and ORIGINAL WROE of the same Parish & County of other part; Witnesseth that JOHN & WILLIAM BROWN in consideration of the sum of five shillings to them in hand paid by ORIGINAL WROE, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, have and by these presents do bargain & sell unto ORIGINAL WROE all that parcell of Land situate in Parish of Washington and County of Westmorland containing by estimation One hundred acres of Land; Begining at a Pohickory standing in the back line of Mrs. ANN BARNERD and extending along the line of the said BARNERD for the breadth so in this course as the Land may have three other courses proportionable in length & breadth to this course; tuning thence towards the Beaver Dams belonging to a Creek called ROSIERs CREEK, runing thence parrallel to the first course to the Land of FRANCIS GREY, then up the line of said GREY to the first mentioned begining; Together with all houses water courses advantages and appurtenances belonging; the Land is part of three hundred and forty acres of Land granted DAVID BROWN and MARY his Wife by Patent in the year one thousand six hundred and sixty two or thereabouts and was by DAVID BROWN given to his two Sons, JOHN and WILLIAM BROWN by Will bearing date the Eight day of July in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty seven by vertue of which Will the Land came and descended to JOHN and WILLIAM BROWN; To have and to hold the land and premises with appurtenances unto ORIGINAL WROE his heirs, during the term of one year paying therefore the Rent of one year of Indian Corn on the Birth day of our Lord God next ensuing if lawfully demanded to the intent that by vertue of these presents & by force of the Statute for transfering uses into possession ORIGINAL WROE may be in actual possession of the premises and be thereby enabled to take a Release of the inheritance thereof; In Witness whereof JOHN BROWN and WILLIAM BROWN have hereunto set their hands and seals the day month and year first above written
      Sealed & Delivered in the presence of us
      the within Five shillings being first paid
      WILLIAM BROWN, SENR. JOHN BROWN
      RICHARD WROE WILLIAM BROWN
      JOHN WHITE, SENR.
      Westmorland ss. At a Court held for the said County the 29th day of October 1734
      JOHN BROWN and WILLIAM BROWN personally acknowledged this Deed of Lease of Lands by them passed to ORIGINAL WROE to be their proper act and deed which at the instance
      of tho said WROE is admitted to Record
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W. Recorded the 7th day of November 1734, pr. G. T., C. C. W,
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1; 1734-1736 {Antient Press}: pp 260
      In Obedience to an Order of Westmorland County Court bearing date the 29th a day of May last past made in a suit there depending between JOHN PRICE, Plt. and PETER BASHAW, Deft., we the Subscribers being a Jury summoned by the Sheriff & sworn before JAMES HORE, Gent., and in Company with JAMES THOMAS, Surveyor of the said County, proceeded to Survy and lay out the lands in difference accoring to the said Order of Court and do report as follows. We find a Patent bearing date the fifteenth day of September 1651 by which two hundred acres of Land are granted unto THOMAS BLAGG; We find that RICHARD BROWN and THOMAS TYRWHIT were afterwards, to wit, the eighth day of March 1668, seised in fee of the said premises. We find a Deed bearing date the said Eighth day of March 1668 purporting to be a division or partition of the said two hundred acres of land between the said BROWN and TYRWHIT. We find a Deed bearing date the ninth day of February 1697 by which one hundred acres of land, part of the said two hundred acres of Land are granted unto LEWIS MARKHAM as escheated from the said THOMAS TYRWHIT, that the said LEWIS MARKHAM entered into the said Land & was thereof seised in fee died so seised, that after the death of the said LEWIS MARKHAM. WILLIAM MARKHAM as Son & heir of the said LEWIS entered into the said One hundred acres of Land & was thereof seised and being so seised by Deeds of Lease and Release bearing date the nineteenth and twentieth days of April 1732 granted & conveyed the said one hundred acres of land unto JOHN PRICE, the Pit., at the request of the Pit. we began to survey the said one hundred acres of land begining ((the bounds and distances are repeated as above).
      Then JOHN WILLIAMS aged sixty four years being sworn deposed that near the aforesaid Stake there formerly stood a white Oak which forty years ago was reported among the neighbours to be the begining of the dividing line between the lands now in the possession of the Plt. and one BROWN and has after heard LEWIS MARKHAM & JOHN BROWN say so and never heard the same was contested; That about twenty one years ago, he was one of the Chain Carriers at a Survey made by Mr. THOMPSON, that he begun at the aforesaid Stake and run to the aforesaid Stump by the West side or near the same and run in the same courses (the remainder of this line is blurred on the film) to the aforesaid Oak by BLAGGs Beaverdams, the same course we now run that MRS. MARKHAM, then the Widow of LEWIS MARKHAM, the said & JOHN BROWN were both present at the said Survey but that Mr. CULLOM under whom the Deft. claims or any for him was not to the Deponts. knowledge that he never knew or heard of any other survey made by Mr. MARKHAM or his Widow than that made by THOMPSON, That he once saw the aforesaid lines run at the Plts. request processioned and has heard they have been twice processioned besides;
      JAMES LEGG aged forty seven years being sworn deposed that he was one of the Chain Carriers of the aforesaid Survey made by Mr. THOMPSON who run the same courses and never heard of any other Survey mde by Mr. MARKHAM or his Wife.
      FRANCIS JAMES aged fifty six years being sworn deposed that about eighteen years ago he was a processioner and processioned the lines now run at the Pits. request from the Stake to the Stump by the road as the lines of JOHN BROWN's land
      JOHN STEELE aged sixty one years being sworn deposed that above twenty years ago at the request of JOHN BROWN he with one WILLIAM BROWN, measured with a drum line for the length of JOHN BROWN's dividing line, he cannot remember whether the line was run straight or not but no compass was made use of, that they marked the said line they measured but there were no marked trees there before.
      Then the Defendant produced to us a Copy of a Survey made by Mr. THOMPSON for Mr. MARKHAM bearing date the sixth day of March 1713, which the Plt. objected and JOHN STEEL deposed that a place now the mouth of the said Branch was called ARRINGTONS LANDING forty years ago and that one ARRINGTON was in possession of the Defts. Land
      FRANCIS JAMES deposed that he has known the aforesaid Landing thirty years, that during all that time it has been called ARRINGTONS LANDING and is reputed to be his land; That the aforesaid Swamp or Branch near the said Landing has been reputed the division of the lands now in possession of the Plt. and of that now in possession of the Defendant near forty years; that he never knew or heard LEWIS MARKHAM claimed any further then the said Branch; that about twenty years ago the Widow of the said MARKHAM pretended to take up some vast land but the same was generally reputed among the neighbours to belong to MARK CULLOM, JOHN FINCH aged sixty two years being sworn deposed that he has known the land in the Defendants possession over forty years; that when he first know it the same belonging to one ARRINGTON, afterwards to one LAMBEY, and after that to MARK CULLOM of whom the Defendant purchased, that he never knew or heard that LEWIS MARKHAM claimed any further then the Branch; that about ten or twelve years ago JOHN BROWN told him that Branch was the division between MARKHAMs & COLLOMs Land; And if upon the whole matter the Law is for the Plt. we find for him one shilling damage if not we find for the Defendant; Witness our hands and seals the two & twentieth day of June 1734
      ANDREW MONROE SR., foreman MATTHEW BEANS JOHN WHITE
      RICHARD ARROWSMITH GEORGE HAILES WILLIAM WOOFENDALL
      JOHN PIPER ROBERT LOVELL WILLIAM GOARING
      BARRD: WISE JOHN JETT CALEB BUTLER
      Westmorland ss. At a Court continued and held for the said County the 28th data May 1735. In the Trial of the Ejectione Forme between William Thrustout, Plaintiff and PETER BASHAW, Defendant, for Lands and appurtenances in the Parish of Washington in the County of Westmorland, which JOHN PRICE demised to the Plt. for a term &c,, This Report of the Jury in the said Cause is admitted to Record
      Test G, TURBERVILE, C.C.W.
      Recorded the 13th day of June 1735, pr. G.T. C. C. W.

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