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

John Baker

Male Abt 1708 - 1764  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name John Baker 
    Born Abt 1708  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 May 1764  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I035960  Tree1
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 

    Father John Baker,   b. 1670, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1729, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Butler,   b. 1680, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1730, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1698  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine MNU Baker,   b. Abt 1712,   d. Aft 1780, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F20985  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills
      BAKER, JOHN, 10 Feb. 1764; 29 May 1764.
      Daus. Frances and Winny 1 negro man; wife Katherine estate for life, then land and per. estate to be sold, debts paid and residue, save 1 negro man to my son James, and amount divided among children James, Samuel, Rebecca and Richard.
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      WILLS OF Westmoreland County, Virginia 1654-1800 BY AUGUSTA B. FOTHERGILL: Pg 90
      BAKER, JOHN, 19 Nov. 1727; 27 March 1728.
      To daughter Ann Davice land leased to Thomas English and 2 years after her death to her husband Samuel Davice and at his death to ref all to my sons; sons Butler and John the rest of my land and if they die without issue to my daus. Mary and Rebecca ; dau. Sarah Munroe 10 shillings ; wife residue of estate.

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      1780-1787 King George County Deed Book 6 (Antient Press); pp. 288-290
      THIS INDENTURE TRIPARTITE this vith day of May in year of our Lord 1780 Between NATHANIEL GRAY of CAROLINE County in the Commonwealth of Virginia of the first part; KATHARINE BAKER of Washington Parish in King George County, Widow & Relict of JOHN BAKER, deceased, of the second part & ROBERT MASSEY of Parish of Washington of the third part. Whereas NATHANIEL GRAY, Father of NATHANIEL GRAY, party to this Indenture, and ELIZABETH his Wife did sell and convey unto JOHN BAKER & his heirs a certain tract of land for one hundred and seventy nine acres more or less being part of a large tract situait in Parish of Washington which sale is justified by Indenture between NATHANIEL GRAY & his said Wife of the one part and JOHN BAKER of the other part; the xxiv day of February in the year of our Lord 1733 founded on a Writ in nature of an ad quod damnum & is now with the said Writ of Record in the General Court of this Commonwealth, in virtue of which Indenture JOHN BAKER entered into the said Land and premises and was thereof seized in fee simple & being so seised did by his Last Will and Testament in writing now of Record in the County Court of WESTMORELAND. divined & bequeathed the said Land unto said KATHARINE BAKER during her life & after her decease to be sold and the money by such sale arising to be applied in & by the said Will is ordered, directed & appointed, by virtue of which said divise the said CATHARINE. after her said Husbands decease entered into the land & premises and is thereof now seised for term of her natural life according to the divise thereof to her by the Last Will and Testament of her Husband, But the said NATHANIEL GRAY, party to these presents, pretending that he path a right and title to the Land and said KATHARINE being minded to purchase a release of such right from said NATHANIEL as well for the benefit & advantage & greater security of said KATHARINE as for the benefits & security of such person or persons as after the decease of said KATHARINE shall be intitled to the said land or any profit and commodity unto the same according to or by title divised from or under the Last Will and Testament of JOHN BAKER the said KATHARINE doth for herself her heirs hereby expressed declare that this present Indenture of Release from NATHANIEL GRAY is purchased with money belonging to the Estate of her said Husband and is not intended nor ought to be opperated to the sole use of said KATHARINE but is intended to operate to the sole use of such person & persons & their heirs as shall or may be intitlted to the same land by the Last Will & Testament of JOHN BAKER deceased; THIS INDENTURE Therefore Witnesseth that NATHANIEL GRAY, party to these presents, for sum of Fifty pounds current money to him in hand paid by KATHARINE BAKER and ROBERT MASSEY hath for himself his heirs remised released & for ever quit claimed unto KATHARINE BAKER & to such person & persons & their heirs as shall after the decease of said KATHARINE shall be in- titled to the land or any part of it under the Last Will and Testament of JOHN BAKER, & by this Indenture doth release & forever quit claim unto KATHARINE BAKER and to such person or persons & their heirs as shall be intitled to the land after the decease of KATHARINE BAKER all his right title and demand in the said land and premises; And KATHARINE BAKER doth for herself her heirs covenant & agree with ROBERT MASSEY in consideration of sum of Twenty shillings to her in hand paid by ROBERT MASSEY said KATHARINE or her heirs shall at any time claim the land & premises than is to her granted by her Husband, JOHN BAKER, in his Last Will and Testament; In Testimony whereof NATHANIEL GRAY, party to these presents, & KATHARINE have to this Indenture set. their hands and affixed their seals the day & year above written
      Sealed & Delivered in the presence of
      CHARLES ASHTON, JUNR., NATHANIEL GRAY
      JAMES DISMUKES, JUNR, KATHARINE BAKER
      ISAAC DISHMAN, JAMES DISHMAN,
      THOMAS CHANCELOR, JOHN DISHMAN,
      ROBERT CATLETT, SAMUEL BAKER
      Received the day of the date of this Indenture the sum of Fifty pounds mentioned therein to be paid to me as Witness my hand
      CHARLES ASHTON, JUNR, Test NATHANIEL GRAY
      JAMES DISHMAN
      Received on the day of the date of this Indenture the sum of twenty shillings mentioned therein to be paid to me, Witness my hand
      Test JAMES DISMUKES, JUNR. KATHARINE her mark X BAKER
      ISAAC DISHMAN
      At a Court held for King George County the 1st day of Jun 1780
      This Indented Deed from under the hands and seals of NATHANIEL GRAY & KATHARINE BAKER to ROBERT MASSEY with the Receipt thereon indorsed was presented into Court by the said MASSEY & acknowledged by the said GRAY & BAKER, And on the motion of the said ROBERT MASSEY was ordered to by recorded
      Test JOS: ROBINSON, C. K. G. Court
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 2; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 4-5
      THIS INDENTURE made the 25th day of October in the Sixth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Ling, Defender of the faith &c., And in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Thirty two; Between VINCENT LEWIS of the Parish of Cople in the County of Westmoreland, Planter, of one part and JOHN BAKER of the aforesaid Parish & County, of other part; Witnesseth that VINCENT LEWIS in consideration of the quantity or sum of Fifteen thousand pounds of tobacco to him in hand paid by JOHN BAKER, the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain & sell unto JOHN BAKER his heirs all that plantation tract of land containing by estimation One hundred & Eighty acres of Land be the same more or less scituate in the Parish of Cople and County of Westmorland on the East side of NOMINY RIVER and is bounded on the East by the Land of Mr. JOHN WILLINGTON, and on the North with the lands late of YOUELL WATKINS, deced., which sd. one hundred and eighty acres of land is part of a greater tract of land formerly granted to THOMAS HAWKINS and hath been by sundry mean conveyances legally conveyed down and become the Right of WILLIAM LEWIS, the Father of said VINCENT LEWIS, party to these presents (as may appear by the Records of the County Court of Westmorland), to whom the same descended and is now lawfully vested in VINCENT LEWIS as Son and Heir at Law of his Father; Together with all houses orchards, priviledges and appurtenances to the tract of land belonging; To have and to hold the one hundred and eighty acres of land be the same more or less with appurtenances unto JOHN BAKER his heirs; and VINCENT LEWIS the land and premises hereby granted with appurtenances unto JOHN BAKER his heirs against all persons shall warrant and for ever defend by these presents free and clear from all incumbrances (the Quit Rents from hence to become due and payable to the Cheif Lord or Lords of the Fee of the premises only excepted and foreprized); And that ANN, the Wife of VINCENT LEWIS shall personally appear at the next Court held for the said County and there in open Court relinquish her right & title of Dower and Thirds at Common Law in the lands and premises hereby conveyed by her Husband, VINCENT LEWIS, unto JOHN BAKER his heirs; In Witness whereof the parties first above named to these present Indentures have interchangeably set their hands and affixed their seals
      the day and year first above written.
      Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of
      SIMON SALLARD, VINCENT LEWIS
      JOHN PERRY ANN hir mark LEWIS
      Memorandum, That on the 25th day of October in the year of our ord 1732, VINCENT LEWIS delivered peaceable actual and quiet possession and seizin of the within granted
      land & premises by delivery of Turf & Twigg on the said Land unto JOHN BAKER in the name & token of the possession of the whole land & premises within granted
      In presence of PRES: NEALE,
      JOSEPH WAITERS
      I do hereby acknowledge to have had received of JOHN BAKER the full quantity of Fifteen thousand pounds of tobacco being the consideration within mentioned to be paid me by him and thereof & of every part and parsell thereof, I doe hereby acquit, release & discharge JOHN BAKER his heirs; As Witness my hand the day and year first within written
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber M; 1749 - 1752; pp 17-21
      THIS INDENTURE made the twentieth and twenty first day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred forty nine Between GABRIL MURFIT of the Parish of Dittongen in the County of Prince William Carpenter of one part and JOHN BAKER of the parrish of Washington in WESTMORELAND COUNTY Planter of other part Witnesseth that the sd GABRL MURFIT for ye sum of Forty eight pounds Curant money hath granted unto the sd JOHN BAKER into his actual possession now being by vertue of an Indenture of Bargain & sale and by force of the statute for transferring uses into possession and to his heirs and assigns all that Plantation & parcel of land being in the County of Prince William and parrish of Dittingen on the South side of OCQUOQUAN on a branch called PHILEMONS BRANCH & commonly known by that name begining at a red Oak runing No EL to a black Oak crossing divers branches to a white Oak thence to a Spanish Oak thence to the first station containing One hundred & thirty acres of land and the sd land being laid by LUIS RENO, FRANS. RENO, PHILIP WATERS JUNR & JOHN MACKMILLION strided and marked the trees for the said Hundred & thirty acres of land it being part of a tract of Five hundred &Eighty six acres granted to PHILP. WATERS JUNR. by a PROPRIETORS GRANT & the aforesaid Deeds of Lease & Release bareing date respectfully the Eight day of Feby, one thousand seven hundred & forty Six Together with all houses Barns and advantages to the land whatsoever belonging To Have and To Hold the said land and all the premises unto the said JOHN BAKER his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof the said GABRIL MUFFIT hath set his hand and seal
      in presence of JOHN BAYLIS, GABRIEL MUFFIT
      LEWIS RENO MARY MUFFIT
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William the twenty third day of October 1749 GABRIEL MUFFIT and MARY his Wife she being first privately examined and thereto consenting acknowledged this Release and Receipt to JOHN BAKER which are thereupon admitted to record

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