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

James Davis

Male Abt 1721 - 1808  (~ 87 years)


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  • Name James Davis 
    Born Abt 1721  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Feb 1808  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I030950  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 

    Father Joshua Davis,   b. Bef 1701, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1724, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years) 
    Mother Frances Harrison,   b. Bef 1705, Chopawamsic, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1727, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years) 
    Married Abt 1721  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15877  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Berry,   b. 11 Nov 1721, St Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1791, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1749  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Davis,   b. 20 Nov 1750, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810, Oldham County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Mary Davis,   b. Abt 1755, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F14486  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.historiccourtrecords.org/courtrecordsearch.asp?pageInfo=5&curre ntquery=GRIGSBY&orderinfo=
      URL title: Fredericksburg Court Record Search
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      Court Record Data
      Context Extract
      Deed Joseph Berry to Andrew Harrison - King George Co. - 1725
      Deed Daniel White Jr. to James Jones - King George Co. - 1736
      Deed Moses Rowley to Elizabeth Marders - King George Co. - 1787
      Deed Thomas Williams to Gawin Corbin - King George Co. - 1733
      Deed Richard Griffis to William Rowley - King George Co. - 1727
      Deed Peter Skinner to Gavin Corbin - King George Co. - 1733
      Defendant Moses Rowley; Reuben Mardus; Moses Mardus; Betty Mardus; William Rowlins; Molly Rowlins; Molly Mardus; Daniel McCarty Fitzhugh; Isabell Marshall
      Deponent / Affiant James Davis (68); Wm. Peck (75); Lawrence Berry (36); Thomas Berry (72); Landon Carter of Cleve (50); William GRIGSBY (88)
      Grant John Simpson - 2100 acres on the north side of the Rappahannock River - 1666
      Locality King George Co.; Lancaster Co.; Richmond Co.; Stafford Co.; Westmoreland Co.; King & Queen Co.
      Plaintiff Martha Turberville
      Plat patents of John Simpson, FNU Catlett & Joseph Berry
      Plat land in dispute between Gawin Corbin & Hester Jones - 1755
      Plat land occupied by Reuben Marders - King George Co. - 1801
      Tract Millbank; Cleve
      Will William Berry - Richmond Co. - 1720/1721
      Will William Rowley - King George Co. - 1774
      Will James Phillips - Lancaster Co. - 1689
      Will William Rowley - King George Co. - 1751/1754
      Administrative Information
      Record title Turberville vs Rowley &c
      Year recorded 1802?
      Collection CR-DC-L
      Record ID 564-128
      End Notes
      Preserved by Virginia Circuit Court Records Preservation Program
      Processed by Margaret Anne Crickman
      Extracted by Barry L. McGhee
      Extracted on 10/21/2002

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      1765-1773 King George County Deed Book 5 (Antient Press); pp. 784-785
      Know all men .. that whereas THOMAS DOBBINS of county Caroline deceased in or about the year 1748 died intestate and was in his lifetime and at time of his death possessed of (4 slaves named) and whereas Thomas left his widow FRANCES who afterwards intermarried with JAMES DAVIS both parties to these presents and two children to wit EDWARD DOBBINS his heir and his Daughter named CATHERINE and whereas Frances before her intermarriage with James Davis obtained administration of the Estate of Thomas Dobbins and paid off the Debts which exhausted the whole estate whereof the said deceased possessed, the slaves nevertheless remained clear and by order of Caroline Court the slaves Kate, Jenny & Chanty (the two last born since the death of the Intestate) were allotted to Frances for her dower in the slaves, the said wench Kate has had eight children since the said allotment who with the two born before are all alive, and whereas the said Catherine by the laws of this county may not be entitled to reasonable provision out of the Estate aforesaid and the said Edward, James and Frances being desirous to advance said Catherine in marriage have agreed to give her (four slaves) .. Now This Instrument of Writing Witnesseth that Edward, James and Frances in consideration of the love and affection they have for Catherine and with the view to advance her in marriage have granted (her)(4 slaves named)
      .. upon express condition that Catherine when of age twenty one years on delivery of said slaves shall execute or prevail upon her future husband to Execute absolute release in and to any part of the Estate THOMAS DOBBINS died possessed ..
      Presence Al. Rose, James Davis
      Marry Innes Frances x Davis
      Edward Dobyns
      At a court held 4th May 1769 .. Deed of Gift acknowledged .. admitted to record.
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      11 May 1774. Will of William Rowley, Jr., King George County, Virginia,
      Will Book 1, page 354.
      Item. I give unto Jane Willis, Mary White, Sarah Ford, Betty Terril, Jane Lathy, Betty Carter and Anne Proctor ten pounds currency to each and I acquit every of them and Mary Florence of all debts.

      I William ROWLEY of county of Kinge George Gentleman, being of sound and disposing mind...give to my wife the use and occupation of the house and plantation where I now live until the house is repaired where my lived before our marriage.. I give my Brother Moses ROWLEY the grist mill and land where he now lives.. then to my sister Anne MARDERS . . .. unto James ARMSTRONG an equal moiety of lands I purchased of Jno Simpson and William Grigsby..unto my wife the land I bought of Simon Thomas for the term of ten years.. after term I give to George ARMSTRONG for life if he should return to this colony.. give my wife one thousand weight of port early until she can raise stocks sufficient for herself....to Elizabeth Armstrong the wife of Thomas Armstrong the land and plantation where she lives purchased of Jno Grigsby.. at her death to her son James Armstrong to William Armstrong the used of two negroes..unto Samuel Marders the remaining moiety of the lands purchased of Jno Simpson and William Grigsby...unto Aaron Marders....unto Moses Marders.. give unto my Exors. the separate use of Gwene Owenes the wife Richard Owens... unto James Davis the land and plantation where he lives..unto Blanch Davis, Elizabeth David and Lucy Davis daughter of Samuel and Barbara Davis two hundred pounds current money to each..unto Rowley SMITH the sum of ten pounds and whereas I sold unto Joseph SMITH a negro woman and two children for who he agreed to pay me ninety pounds which is still due...my will Joseph pay unto William SMITH and Thomas SMITH the sum of thirty pounds. unto Anne Arnold ten pounds..unto Letice Wishart wife of the Revd Mr Jno Wishart the land and plantation where I now live.. also the land I purchased of Jno Lunsford. unto Lettice Wishard and Catherine Taylor wife of Capt Richard Taylor. fortt six negroes named unto Elizabeth Armstrong the wife of Thos Armstrong 300 acres of land I bought of John Grigsby during her life remaining to her son James Amstrong... appoint Revd. Jno Wishart and Richard Taylor my Exors. this 11 day May 1774.
      Presence of Alexander Rose, Daniel McDonald William Rowley
      Richard Todd

      At a Court held 2 Jun 1774 will presented by Revd Jno Wishart and Richard Taylor.. admitted to record.
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      1773-1780 King George County Deed Book (Antient Press); pp. 1208-1209
      THIS INDENTURE made the Nineteenth day of September in year of our Lord MDCCLXXVII Between JOSEPH WINLOCK of County of STAFFORD, Planter, and MARGARET his Wife of the first part, RICHARD TODD and ELIZABETH his Wife of Parish of Brunswick of second part and JAMES DAVIS of Parish of Brunswick aforesaid and County of King George of third part; Whereas THOMAS HARRISON formerly of OVERWHARTON Parish in STAFFORD County by his Last Will and Testament dated the xth day of November 1725 proved at the Court of the said County at the succeeding Court did among other devices give unto his Daughter, CATHARINE HARRISON Eighty acres of Land then joining on Mr. RICHARD FOWLEY to her & her heirs and if in case she died without any heirs then to fall to the next heir; And Whereas the said CATHARINE died without issue whereupon the title to the land vested in the heirs of those Sisters of said CATHARINE who are likewise mentioned in the said Will, to wit, JANE, FRANCES and ANN; And Whereas the said FRANCES died intestate leaving SAMUEL DAVIS her Son and heir, who likewise died intestate leaving issue Daughters Coheiresses to wit, ELIZABETH, the Wife of RICHARD TODD and three others; And Whereas the said JOSEPH WINLOCK is Son and Heir of the said JANE by virtue of which premises the said JOSEPH WINLOCKis intitled and seized in one undivided third part of the aforesaid Eighty acres of land amounting to near twenty seven acres and the said RICHARD TODD and ELIZABETH his Wife in right of said ELIZABETH are intitled to & seized in one fourth part of one third part of the said Eighty acres of land undivided amounting to near seven acres; NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that JOSEPH WIN- LOCI: and MARGARET his Wife and RICHD: TODD and ELIZABETH his Wife in consideration of Six pounds. fifteen shillings to him the.sd, JOS: WINLOCK in hand paid by JAMES DAVIS. and of the consideration of the sum of one pound, fifteen shillings to RICHARD TODD and ELIZABETH his Wife in hand paid by JAMES DAVIS, by these presents do bargain and sell unto JAMES DAVIS his heirs one third part and one fourth of one third part of the aforesaid Eighty acres of land undivided in the whole to about thirty four acres more or less and the rents issues and profits thereof: To have and to hold the third part of eighty acres of the undivided part of one fourth part of one third part of said eight acres undivided with the appurtenances unto JAMES DAVIS his heirs; And JOSEPH WINLOCK and his heirs shall warrant and defend the one third part of the eighty acres of undivided land unto JAMES DAVIS his heirs against every person and RICHARD TODD and ELIZABETH his Wife for themselves & their heirs shall warrant & defend the one fourth part of the one third part of the eighty acres of land unto JAMES DAVIS his heirs against all persons, In Testimony whereof the sd, JOSEPH WINLOCK and MARGRET his Wife and RICHARD TODD and ELIZABETH his Wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of
      THOMAS BERRY. JOSEPH his mark WINLOCK
      JOHN POLLARD. JUNR, MARGT. her mark ) WINLOCK
      JAMES RODGERS. RICHARD TODD
      ANTHONY STROTHER. ELIZABETH her mark ) TODD
      JOSEPH RODGERS
      Recd of JAMES DAVIS the within mentioned sum of six pounds, fifteen shillings, being the consideration to be by him paid to me.
      Test THOMAS BERRY & JOHN POLLLARD JOSEPH his mark WINLOCK
      Then recd. of JAMES DAVIS the sum of one pound, fifteen shillings, being the consideration money in the within mentioned to be by him paid to us; Witness our hands & seals
      Test THOMAS BERRY, RICHD: TODD
      JOHN POLLARD, JUNR.
      In the name of the Commonwealth of Virginia to THOMAS BERRY, JOHN POLLARD & GEORGE FITZHUGH, Gent. Justices of County of King George, Greeting. Whereas JOSEPH WINLOCK and MARGARET his Wife and RICHARD TODD and ELIZABETH his Wife of your said County by their certain Deed of Bargain and Sale (the Commission for the privy examinations of MARGARET. the Wife of JOSEPH WINLOCK and ELIZABETH, the Wife of RICHARD TODD);
      Witness JOSEPH ROBINSON Clerk of our said County Court of King George this 19th day of Septa 1777, in the second year of this Commonwealth
      JOS. ROBINSON, C. K. G. C.
      By virtue of the within Writ to us directed, we caused the said MARGARET WINLOCK, Wife of JOSEPH WINLOCK, and ELIZABETH TODD, Wife of RICHARD TODD, to appear before us and examined them privately and apart from their said Husbands touching the con-
      veyance of the within mentioned Land (the return of the execution of the privy examination of MARGARET WINLOCK and ELIZABETH TODD); THOMAS BERRY JOHN POLLARD, JUNR,
      At a Court held for King George County the (blank) day of (blank) 1777
      JOSEPH WINLOCK and MARGARET his Wife, RICHARD TODD & ELIZABETH his Wife This Deed from under the hands and seals of the sd. parties, the said MARGARET & ELIZABETH being first privately examined by a Commission, was presented into Court by JAMES DAVIS and proved by the Oaths of THOMAS BERRY, JOHN POLLARD JUNR. & JAMES RODGERS, and on the motion of the said DAVIS was ordered to be recorded Test JOS ROBINSON, C. K. G. C.
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      1780-1787 King George County Deed Book 6 (Antient Press); pp. 390-391
      THIS INDENTURE made the 19th day of May in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & eighty three Between DAVID GRIFFITH of County of ORANGE, Planter, and MARY his Wife of one part and JAMES DAVIS, Planter, of County of King George of other part; Whereas THOMAS HARRISON, formerly of Overwharton Parish in STAFFORD County by his last Will &Testament dated the 10th day of November 1727 proved at the Court of said County at the succeeding March Court, did among other things devise & give unto his Daughter, CATHARINE HARRISON, Eighty acres of land then joining on Mr. RICHARD FOLEYs to her and her heirs. And if in case she died without any heir then to fall to the next heir; And Whereas said CATHARINE died without issue whereupon the title to the said Land vested in the heirs of the three Sisters of the said CATHARINE, who are likewise mentioned in the said Will, to wit, JANE, FRANCES & ANN And Whereas the said DAVID GRIFFITH is Son & Heir of the said ANN by virtue of which premises the said DAVID GRIFFITH is intitled to one undivided third part of the aforesaid eighty acres of land amounting to twenty seven acres; NOW THIS INDENTURE Witnesseth that DAVID GRIFFITH and MARY his Wife in consideration of one thousand pounds of merchantable Crop Tobacco to him in hand paid by JAMES DAVIS, by these presents do bargain & sell unto JAMES DAVIS his heirs one third part of the aforesaid Eighty acres of land amounting to about twenty acres of land more or less and the rents issues and profits thereof, To have and to hold the undivided third part of eighty acres unto JAMES DAVIS his heirs and DAVID GRIFFITH and his heirs shall warrant & defend the one third part of eighty acres of undivided land unto JAMES DAVIS his heirs against all persons; In Testimoney whereof they the said DAVID GRIFFITH & MARY his Wife have hereunto set their hands & seals the day & year above written Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      NATHANIEL ELKINS. DAVID GRIFFITH
      JEREMIAH ELKINS,
      ZACHARIAH ELKINS, FRANCES COOPER
      Received of JAMES DAVIS the within mentioned sum of One thousand weight of tobacco being the consideration to be paid by him to me.
      NATHL ELKINS DAVID GRIFFITH
      FRANCES COOPER
      At a Court held for King George County the 4th day of March 1784
      This Deed of Bargain and Sale from under the hand & seale of DAVID GRIFFITH to JAMES DAVIS, with the Rect thereon, was presented into Court by tho said DAVIS & proved by the Oaths of NATHANIEL ELKINS, JEREMIAH ELKINS & FRANCES COOPER, three of the witnesses thereto, And on the motion of the said JAMES DAVIS, was ordered to be recorded Test JOS. ROBINSON, C: Cur