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

Baldwin Berry

Male 1737 - Aft 1778  (> 42 years)


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  • Name Baldwin Berry 
    Born 1737  Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1778  Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I034177  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Father Joseph Berry,   b. 1691, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1749, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Married Abt 1717  St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Woffendall,   b. Bef 1740, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1778, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years) 
    Married Bef 6 Apr 1756  Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F20200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1753-1765 King George County Deed Book 4 (Antient Press); pp. 218-219
      To all to whom these presents shall come, I MARGARET HOYLE of county King George send greeting. Know Ye that in consideration of the natural love and affection which I bear unto my beloved daughter CATHERINE HOYLE do grant (her) when she shall attain the age of Twenty one years or be married the use and occupation of slaves and personal Estate (cattle, horses, furniture) .. if she dies without issue .. I do not devest myself of .. 9th October 1755.
      Presence Benj. Berry, Margt. Hoyle
      Baldwn. Berry, Eliza. Hoyle
      At a court held 6th November 1753 .. Deed of gift ordered to be recorded.
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      1753-1765 King George County Deed Book 4 (Antient Press); pp. 270-271
      Know all People .. I FRANCIS WOFFENDALL of Hanover Parish in county
      King George from the Good Oppinion & Confidence I place in BALDWIN BERRY & JENNY his wife of the same county & in consideration of the natural love affection which I bear to my Daughter FRANCES HUMSTON wife of JOHN HUMSTON .. have set over unto Baldwin Berry & Jenny his wife .. a negro wench slave .. subject nevertheless in trust to permit the said Frances Humston to hold said slave during her natural life & after her decease I hereby give the said slave unto the said Baldwin Berry & Jenny his wife .. in trust unto JENNY HUMSTON daughter of said Frances Humston .. 6th April 1756.
      Presence G. H. Adams (George Howard) Francis x Woffendall
      At a court held 7th April 1757 .. Deed of gift admitted to record.
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      1753-1765 King George County Deed Book 4 (Antient Press); pp. 271-272
      Know all Men .. I FRANCIS WOFFENDALL of parish Hanover in county King George in consideration of the natural love and affection which I bear to my Daughter MARY WOFFENDALL .. grant one negro male slave and one Feather bed and furniture after her death in consideration of
      the natural love and affection which I bear unto my son in law BALDWIN
      BERRY and JENNY his wife grant said slave to (them) 6th April 1756.
      Presence G. H. Adams Francis x Woffendall
      At a court held 7th April 1757 .. Deed of Gift proved and admitted to record.
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      1753-1765 King George County Deed Book 4 (Antient Press); pp. 360-363
      Indenture made 6th day April 1757 between FRANCIS WOFFENDALL & SARAH his wife of county King George and BALDWIN BERRY and JENNY his wife of same .. Whereas Francis Woffendall by a certain Instrument of writing or Deed of Gift bearing even date with these presents in consideration of the love and affection which he had for his Daughter ANN THORNLEY the wife of JOHN THORNLEY of said county King George and for other reasons that moved him thereto gave Ann Thornley two negroes .. together with one feather bed and furniture Reserving nevertheless unto himself the use of said Negro Joe during term of his natural live .. and Whereas said Francis Woffendall by Deed of Gift also bearing even date herewith in consideration of natural love and affection which he had for his Daughter MARY WOFFENDALL Spinster .. gave her one negro male slave and one Feather bed and furniture .. said slave to her during her natural life and at her decease to Baldwin Berry and Jenny his wife .. and Whereas by one other Deed of Gift bearing equal date with these presents the said Francis Woffendall from the confidence he places in said Baldwin Berry and Jenny his wife and in consideration of natural love and affection which he had for his Daughter FRANCES HUMSTON wife of JOHN HUMSTON .. gave to Baldwin Berry and Jenny his wife a negro male slave in trust .. after her decease to make over said slave unto JENNY HUMSTON daughter of said Frances Humston .. and Whereas Francis Woffendall bath with the Privity and approbation of Sarah his wife already given and disposed of such part of his Estate to his other children not herein particularly mentioned as he intended them and being desirous to acquit himself of the cares & troubles of this world & to settle his children unprovided for in a manner agreeable to his Inclinations to which end he made the respective gifts above recited and hath this day delivered into the Possession of BALDWIN BERRY and JENNY his wife all the rest of his Estate .. Now This Indenture Witnesseth that FRANCIS WOFFENDALL and SARAH his wife in consideration of the natural love and affection which they bear unto their son in law and daughter, Baldwin Berry and Jenny Berry have granted them .. and in default of heirs unto FRANCES HUMSTON .. the land and plantation whereon Francis Woffendall & Sarah his wife now live .. upon condition said Francis Woffendall & Sarah his wife be permitted to live and draw their maintenance out of said land .. subject also to Baldwin Berry delivering unto REUBEN RANKINS son of JOHN RANKINS one horse bridle and saddle when he shall arrive to the age of twenty one years ..
      Presence G. H. Adams, Francis x Woffendall
      Joseph Murdock, LeRoy Peachy Sarah x Woffendall
      Baldwin Berry
      Jenny Berry
      At a court held 7th April 1757 .. Deed of Feoffment admitted to record.
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      1773-1780 King George County Deed Book (Antient Press); pp. 1208-1210-1210
      THIS INDENTURE made the Third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight Between BALDWIN BERRY of LOWDON & JENNY his Wife of the one part and AARON THORNLEY of County of King George of other part; Whareas the said BALDWIN BERRY & JENNY his Wife are at this time seized and possessed of a certain tract of land in County of King George containing by estimation one hundred and Ninety six acres, and being disposed to sell the same, have contracted with AARON THORNLEY for the purchase thereof for the consideration herein after mentioned. THIS INDENTURE THEREFORE WITNESSETH that the said BALDWIN BERRY and JENNY his Wife for sum of Three hundred pounds in hand paid by AARON THORNLEY by these presents do bargain and sell unto AARON THORNLEY his heirs all that tract of Land whereon BALDWIN BERRY lately lived containing by estimation One hundred and Ninety six acres be the same more or less and bounded; Begining on a Branch of CHINGOTEAGUE near a Crossing Place formerly called ALLENS BRIDGE and running up the said Branch N. 7d. E. 12 poles, thence leaving the Branch and binding on the land of SAMUEL KENDALL, vizt. (series of degrees and poles); to another Branch of CHINGOTEAGUE, thence down the Branch according to the meanders thereof into the line of ANDREW HARRISONs Land, thence binding on the sd. HARRISONs Land S. 14d. W. 28 po. to a Hickory, thence S. 7 1/2 Wt. 107 po: to the Main Branch of CHINGOTEAGUE, thence down the Branch to the land of SAMUEL KENDALL at the mouth of a small Branch mentioned in FRANCIS WOFFENDALEs Deed of Gift to the said KENDALL, thence up the said Branch vizt. N. 45d. E. 35 po., N. 28 Et. 17 po., N. 35 1/2 Et. 48 po. to a Hickory mentioned in the sd. Deed of Gift, thence S. 80 Et. 18 po., S. 69d. Et. 26 po. S. 43d. Et. 22 po to a Mulberry Tree standing in a bottom mentioned in the said Deed of Gift, thence by a line mutually agreed on between BALDWIN BERRY and SAMUEL KENDALL vizt S. 5d Wt. 15 po., S 18d W. 10 po. to a Post on the side of a small Branch, thence S. 24d. W. 182 po. to a doubled bodies live Oak standing in a Branch, thence down the Branch S 50d E. 14 po. to another live Oak, S. 17d. E. 6 po. 20 links to another live Oak, S. 62d. Et. into the line of TABITHA STROTHER, thence binding on the said STROTHERs N. 80 Et to the beginning, together with all water courses rights & appurtenances belonging
      To have and to hold the tract of land with the appurtenances unto AARON THORNLEY his heirs and BALDWIN BERRY and JENNY his Wife for themselves their heirs the tract of land with appurtenances unto AARON THORNLEY his heirs from the claim of every person shall warrant and forever defend; In Witness whereof the said BALDWIN BERRY and JENNY his Wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written
      Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      no witnesses recorded BALDWIN BERRY
      JENNY BERRY
      Received the day and year within written of and from the within named AARON THORNLEY the sum of three hundred pounds currt. money the consideration money within mentioned
      BALDWIN BERRY
      At a Court held for King George County the (blank) day of (blank) 1778
      This Indented Deed of bargain & sale from under the hands and seals of BALDWIN BERRY and JENNY his Wife was presented into Court by AARON THORNLEY & ackd. by BALDWIN & JENNY, she being first privately examined, with the Receipt thereon endorsed & on the motion of the said THORNLEY was ordered to be recorded

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