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

John Morton

Male Abt 1650 - 1722  (~ 72 years)

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  • Name John Morton 
    Born Abt 1650  living in Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 May 1722  Richmond County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I031054  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Family Deborah Hughes,   b. Abt 1656,   d. Aft 1722, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
     1. William Morton,   b. Abt 1686, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1748, Orange County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     2. John Morton,   b. Abt 1689, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1728, Richmond County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
     3. Richard Morton,   b. Abt 1691,   d. 27 Sep 1732, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
     4. James Morton,   b. Abt 1693
     5. Thomas Morton,   b. Abt 1695
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F17890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abstracts from Records of Richmond County, VA: Will Book No. 3; Wm. and Mary Qrtly., Vol.17-3
      Morton, John. 27 July, 1721 - 2 May, 1722. Sons Richard, James, Thomas; wife Deborah, to have plantation and after her death to Mary and Winifred Morton; son William, son John.
      1692-1694 Richmond County, VA, Deed Book 2; Antient Press: (Page 72)
      THIS INDENTURE made the Fourth day of September 1694 Between JAMES ORCHARD of WESTMORELAND County, Plantr., & REBECCA his Wife of the one partie and JOHN MORTON of NORTHUMBERLAND, Planter, of the other party; Witnesseth that the said JAMES ORCHARD and REBECCA his Wife for the sum of Seven thousand pounds of tobacco in cask to them in hand paid have sold unto him the said JOHN MORTON his heirs or assigns forever one tract of land containing One hundred Fifty and seven acres of Land being in the County of Richmond and was part and was taken out of HARMAN SKELDERMANs Seat or Tract of Land and by the said HARMAN sold unto PATRICK NORTON and was twice sold by the said PATRICK to WILLIAM MOSS & by the said WILLIAM MOSS in and by his last Will & Testament given and bequeathed to his Daughter, ELIZABETH, which was by the said ELIZABETH and her Husband, JOHN CRASKE, sold the said land to the said JAMES ORCHARD, being butted and bounded as followeth on the Main Run of RAPPA. CREEK beginning at a Hickory corner tree on a point not far from the said Run and extending thence through the Main Pocoson of the same N: to a white Oak in the said SKELDERMANs line, thence West South to a Stump by a Spring, thence W So: to a small red Oak, thence East to a Maple in the Fork of a branch, thence down the said branch its several courses being brought into a strait line is East No to a small tre€ by the said branch side, then ce S. E. to the first station, Together with all edifices woods profitts and appurtinances, To have and to hold the said Land to him the said JOHN MORTON forever, And I the said JAMES ORCHARD and REBECCA my Wife do promise to warrant to defend the said tract of land with the appurtinances from claims of any persons whatsoever, the said JOHN MORTON and his assigns forever paying the yearly Fee Rent due for the same In Witness whereof we have sett our hand and fixed our seale Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of us
      Recognitr: in Cur Com Rich: 7 die 9brs: 1694 et record 25th die
      (ORCHARD Power of Attorney)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I REBECCA ORCHARD, Wife of JAMES ORCHARD do constitute and appoint my loving Freind, NEBUCHODONOZOR JONES to be my true and lawful! Attorney in my place to acknowledge unto JOHN MORTON my part of a parcell of land sold by my Husband, JAMES ORCHARD, containing One hundred fifty and seven acres as by a Deed bearing date the 4th of September in the year 1694 will more at large appear and what my said Attorney doth to be as well as if I were there myself as Witness my hand and seal this 3d day of fiber: in the year 1694
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us
      STEPHEN BEAMAN his mark
      Record Test WM. COLSTON, CI Cur
      1721-1722 Richmond Co VA Order Book 9; Antient Press: (Page 50)
      Richmond County Court 2nd of May 1721/22
      - MORTON's Will proved
      The Last Will and Testament of JOHN MORTON, deced., was prsented in Court by DEBORAH MORTON, his Executrix, who made Oath thereto and being proved by the Oaths of JOHN DAVIS and MATHEW DAVIS witnesses thereto is admitted to Record, and on the motion of the Executrix and her performing what is usual in such cases, Certificate is granted her for
      - MORTON's Estate to be appraised
      HENRY WILSON, JAMES WILSON, THOMAS PETTY and JOHN WELLS or any three of them some time between this and the next Court are appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of JOHN MORTON, deced., which shall be presented to their view in money and make report thereof to the next Court. JOHN METCALFE, Gent., or any other Justice of the Peace for this County, is requested to administer an Oath to the Appraisers for their true appraismwnt of the Decedent.'s Estate as also to DEBORAH MORTON, the Executrix, for her true discovery thereofobtaining a Pro- bate thereof in due forme

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