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

Robert Payne

Male Abt 1690 - 1725  (~ 35 years)


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  • Name Robert Payne  [1
    Born Abt 1690  Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Sep 1725  Paynefield, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I037742  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 

    Father Robert Payne,   b. 1669, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1701, Paynefield, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Mother Catherine Thompson,   b. Abt 1673, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1704, Essex County, Virginia - inv Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Aft 1689  Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10250  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Monica Shippey,   b. 1694, Sittingborne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1726, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Adms Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married Abt 1710  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lawson Payne,   b. Aft 1710, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth "Betty" Payne,   b. Abt 1724, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1746, Paynefield, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F17814  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 108-09.
      Will of Robert Paine of St. Anns Parrish in the County of Essex, being sick and meake in boddy, dated 29 Dec. 1724.
      My deare and loveing wife Moneca Paine have one Neagro boy called Samboe and three feather bedds and furniture.
      My son Lawson Paine have all the land whereon I now live with boath plantations on the Island and the plantation Which William James now lives on, with the land as high: up as the Neck as he the said Wm. James now holdes.
      My daughter Eliz. Paine have all the rest and residue of my land and-plantations which I now hold in Lawsons, Neck.
      - My son Lawson Paine have two hundred acres which:I hold.
      - lying nears the lands of Jobe Speareman and Nathll Conduits.
      All my estate equally. divided between my dears and loveing wife Moneca Paine and my son Lawson Paine and my daughter Eliza. Payne, provided my wife continues unmarryed but in case she marrys her part be equaly divided between my two children.
      My welbeloved frind Capt. Thomas Wareing be aiding and assisting unto my wife in her bussiness.
      In case my wife marry then Capt. Thomas Wareing to take all my estate, in his hands to keepe till my two children- comes to age to take it or marrys.
      My dears and loveing..wife Moneca Paine executrix and Capt. Thomas Wearing executor
      Ro.-Payne
      Wit: Danl. Gaines, William Doyle, James Shippey,
      21 Sept. 1725. Proved by Capt. Thomas Waring executor and by James Shippey,
      Pages 109-10. Bond of Thomas Wareing as executor of Robert Payne. Unto Wm. Daingerfeild, Salvator Muscoe, Fra. Thornton, and John Battaile, Gent., justices. For £500 sterling.
      21 Sept, 1725. Security,
      Richd. Covington,
      T. Waring
      Richd. Covington
      Wit: W. Henry Terrett.
      21 Sept. 1725. Acknowledged.
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      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 120-22. Robert Payne. Inventory. 18 Oct. 1725. Made pursuant to order of 21 7ber [Sept.] 1725. Total valuation [£190.8.6] including five slaves valued at £75, divided as widow's and orphans shares. Signed by T. Waring.
      Jas. Alderson
      Thos. Cooper Dickinson
      John (0) Motley
      l6 Nov. 1725. Returned

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      1717-1722 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Settlements, No. 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 254-655
      Will of Mary Sheppey; widow, of the County of Essex, yeoman, being sick and weak in body, dated 15 Oct, 1720.
      Unto my son in law Robert Pain one gold ring of 15 s. price.
      Unto my daughter Moneca Pain one gold ring of the same price and £5. current money to buy her a sute of mourning and the best feather bed upstairs and his furniture and half of my plate.
      If my son James Sheppey should die before he comes to the age of eighteen years, my cozin Jealy Underwood shall have ten pounds current out of my part of my estate and ten pounds to my cozn Mary Powell and ten pounds to my cozen Eliza Hackley.
      One article more that is my daughter Pain 6 head of cattle, to wit two cows, 2. calves and two young cattIe
      All the rest of my estate unto my loving son James Sheppey. Make him executer,
      My ,son James Sheppey may at my death have all my estate in his hands, and to be of perfect age and at his own disposing.
      I humbly beg and request the favour of Capt. Salvat Muscoe, Gent., if he pleases to assist my son ifhe should have occasion in the manageing of his business in his minority which I hope he will take it into his mercifull compassionate consideration if occasion should be to assist a poor orfaint and I hope that God will reward him for it, and humbIe desire the same of Mr James Bouth and my son Mr. Robert Pain.
      My estate may not be appraised.
      Wit: John Nance, Wm. (W)Griffin. Ann(A)Griffin, Richd. (X) PhilIips.
      16 May 1721. Presented in Court byThomas Waring, Gent. guardian of James Sheppey, Executor Proved by John Nance and Richard PhiIlips
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      Contributed by: James Hughes
      A Geanealogy of the Glassell Family , Page 655
      John Paine and wife Marg't, Rapp'k County, made deed 1659.
      Robert Payne and Katherine, his wife, named in Rapp'k 1689; Justice, Essex, 1699; will dat. May, 1695; pro. Nov., 1701; names child. Lawson, Robert, Elizabeth, and wife Cath'e.
      Robert Payne, Jr., will dat. Dec. 29, 1724; pro. Sep. 21. 1725; names son Lawson, dau. Elizabeth, wife Moneca.
      John Paine, vestryman Sittingbourne par., 1665.
      Robert P., Rapp'k County, will dat. 1671.
      Robert P. and wife Elizabeth, dau. of Epaphroditus Lawson, elder bro. of Rich'd L., who pat. the land conveyed, made deed 1667.
      George P., Sr., Rich'd County, will dat. 1710-11; pro. 1711; names son Thomas, and children unnamed, also "my father, Thos. Pacey, and bro. Geo. White, ex'rs." (See also BALL, p. 124.)
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      1694-1695 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 336
      BE IT KNOWN unto all men by these presents that I ROBERT PAYNE of ye County of Essex, Gent., doe for twenty five hundred pounds of tobacco to me in hand paid sell and make sure from me and my heirs unto JOHN DOORES of ye sd County of Essex, Planter, and to his heirs & assignes forever the full & just quantity of One hundred acres of land being in ye sd County of Essex on ye South side of Rappa: River back in ye woods on ye branches of LUCAS his Crreke, beginning at a Stake between two red Oakes at ye Corner of ye land of JOHN RANSOM and running thence NNW to a red Oake sapling tree of JAMES DANIELL, thence West to a marked white Oake corner tree of JAMES DANIELL, thence SSE to a Stake at ye Corner of JOHN RANSOMs land, thence East to ye first mentioned station, I ye sd ROBERT PAYNE doe warrant the sd One hundred acres of land unto ye sd JOHN DOORES and his heirs forever, without the hindrance & incumbrance of me ye sd ROBERT PAYNE and my heirs & any other persons that shall lay claime any title thereunto any part or parcell thereof withal! profitts & priviledges thereunto belonging forever Witness my hand and seale this 23d day of February 1694 Sealed and delivered in ye presence of us
      THO. PARKER SENR., ROBT, PAYNE
      WILLIAM BOLWARE, JOHN PARKER
      At a Court held for Essex County March ye 11th 1694
      The within named ROBERT PAYNE appeared & acknowledged the within specified contents to be his real! act & deed which was ordered to be recorded
      Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      Alsoe THOMAS PARKER by vertue of a power from KATHERINE, Wife of ye above named ROBERT PAYNE, appeared & acknowledged her, ye sd KATHERINs, thirds of ye within mentioned land to ye within named JOHN DOORES according to ye sd power which was likewise ordered to be recorded
      Vere Recordatr: Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 69 or 70.
      Power of Atty. 14 Sept 1704. Saml Thompson of Surry Co to "Loveing friends "Mr Francis Gouldman and Mr Benjamin Moseley, to collect a/cs, lease land and transact other business "as administrator of the Estate of my Sister Katherine Paine Deseast Dureing the time of the minority of Robert Paine orphan who is in my care".
      Signed Samll Thompson
      Wm Thompson
      Christopher Whitmore
      William Jenings
      Proved in Essex Court by oaths of Wm Thompson and Christopher Whitmore
      11th Dec 1704 and recorded.
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 102-03.
      23 Feb. 1694 [1695]. Robert Payne of Essex County, Gent., to John Doores of same, planter. For 2500 pounds of tobacco. 100 acres back in the woods on the branches of Lucas his creek ... land of John Ransom ... corner tree of James Daniell.
      Ro. Payne
      Wit: Tho. Parker,Senr., William (X) Bolware, John Parker.
      11 March 1694 [1695]. Acknowledged by Robert Paine.
      Thomas Parker by vertue of a power from Katherine Payne, wife of Robt. Payne, acknowledged her thirds.
      7 April 1708. I assign the within deed of sale unto Nath. Condute.
      Charles (X) Dowers
      10 May 1708. Acknowledged by Charles Dowers. Right of dower relinquished by Elizabeth Guggee, mother to the said Charles.
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      1716-1718 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 15, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 47-48.
      21 May 1717 Bond of Mary Shippy as administratrix of James Shippy. Unto Jno. Lomax, Reuben Welch, Leo. Tarent and Thos, Waring, Gent justices For £1000. Securities; Robt. Paine of Essex County and Nicholas Smith of Richmond County. Mary (S) Shippy
      Nicho. Smth
      Rob. Payne
      Wit : Thomas Edwards.
      21 May 1714 Acknowledged.
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      1716-1718 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 15, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 154-159.
      18 March 1717/18. Moneca Payne of Essex County authorize Sauluato Musco of same attorney to acknowledge my right of dower to a tract
      Moneca Payne
      Wit: Elizabeth [x] Hackley, Christopher [O] Askue.
      17-18 March 1717/18. Robert Payne of St. Ann's Parish Essex County, planter to John Hinds of same, boatright.
      Lease and release; for 10.
      80 acres of land, swamp and marsh, in St. Ann's Parish on the south side the mouth of Occupation Creek... part of 2000 acres granted to Epaphraditus Lawson 22 May 1650.
      Robert Payne
      Wit Wm. Thompson, Anto Samuell Jr. John Colquitt.
      18 March 1717/18. Acknowledged by Robert Paine.
      Moneca the wife of Robert by Sal. Muscoe her attorney relinquished her right of dower.
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      1718-1721 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 122-24.
      15 Sept. 1719. Robt. Paine of. St. Ann's Parish, Essex County to Job Spearman of same. For £25 current money. 100 acres in St. Ann's Parish ... corner tree of the land of Mr. Bernard Gains it being that land the said Gains now lives on ... near a run side called Cat[ ]swamp.
      Robt. Payne
      Wit: WM. Gray, Wm. Moss, Jno. Vawter.
      15 Sept. 1719. Livery and seizin granted to Job Speerman. 15 Sept. 1719. Acknowledged by Robt. Payne, Moneca Payne by Robt. Jones her attorney relinquished her right of dower.
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      1718-1721 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 153-55.
      19 Dec. 1719, Robert Pain of St. Ann's Parish, Essex County, to James Daniel of same. For 5400 pounds of tobacco and £33.15 sterling. 270 acres in said parish upon the south side of Spearman's Swamp ... line of James Hackley on the aforesaid swamp by the run side ... land of Nathal. Conduit Job Spearman's land
      ... Ro. Payne
      Wit: Thomas Spiers, Cornelious Clousum, John Tomee
      15 Dec, 1719, Possession and seizin delivered to James Daniel.
      19 Jan. 1719 [1720]. Acknowledged by Robert Payne. Moneca Payne relinquished her right of dower.
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      1718-1721 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 301.
      10 May 1721, Robert Payne of St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Gent., to Edward Barrow, of Sittenbourn Parish, Richmond County, Gent, For a valuable consideration and rent and covenants hereafter.
      Lease for 99 years of 50 acres in St. Ann's Parish ... at the mouth of a creek opposite to some sunken marsh at the upper side of the said Barrow's land purchased from John Martin of Essex County ... along the said creek side and southermost branch (the third fork of the said creek) to a locust stake a little short of a small muddy Butt ... by the side of a creek (the mouth of which lyes a little below the said Barrow's river side spring) ... Annual rent of 6 pence.
      Robert Payne
      Wit: Robert (R) Knight, James Sheppy, Edward Barrow junr., Robert Jones.
      16 May 1721. Acknowledged by Robert Payne
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      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 284-286
      THIS INDENTURE made ye seventeen day of December in 1723 Between ROBERT PAYNE of the Parish of St. Anns in County of Essex of one part & WILLIAM HART of Parish and County aforesaid Witnesseth that said Robert Payne for sum of Four thousand pounds of good & Lawfull Tobo: doth sell unto sd William Hart his heirs & assigns forever one parcel of land in Parish & County aforesd & bounded Beginning at a red oak Corner tree to JOB SPEARMAN thence wth the sd Spearman's line binding thereon South to a red oak Corner tree to sd job Spearmans & JAMES DANIELs land thence with a line of marked trees South to a Stake thence wth. a line of marked trees North East to an old marked white oak Corner of Spearmans land binding thereon North to the first mentioned beginning including & containing one hundred acres of land
      In presence of JAC LATON, Robert Payne
      SAML EDMONDSON, JNO VAWTER
      At a Court held for Essex County ye 21st day of Janry 1723
      This Deed indented is admitted to record
      Be it remembered that on the fourteenth day of January 1723 full possession was delivered by Robert Payne to William Hart by turf & Twigg to hold to him forever in the presents of JNO. VAWTER, TIMOTHY SWILLEVAN, DAVID PEATS
      Acknowledged by Robt. Payne to Wm. Hart in Essex County Court ye 21st day January 1723 & admitted to record
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 10; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 99
      ROBERT PAINE (Pain), 180 acs. (Escheat L.), Essex Co., in St. Anne's Par; on S. side of Rappa. River; beg. at Cattlet's corner; to Ralph Rowzee, by head of a br. of Occupacin Cr; to an old hiccory called the Fishing Tree; on Lawson's line across the Neck; 6 Aug. 1717, p. 417. Escheated from John Walker, dec'd., by inquisition under John Lewis, Esqr., Esch'r., 10 Dec. 1714, "a certain parcel of land with a plantation thereon"; upon survey by Augustine Smith found to contain 180 acs. 2 Lbs. Tobacco.
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      http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=417&last=&g_p=P10&colle ction=LO
      Patent
      Title Paine, Robt.
      Publication 6 August 1717.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State
      Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Payn,
      Payne.
      Note Location: Essex County.
      Description: 180 acres on the south side of Rappa: River in the parish of St. Anne, adjoining Cattlets and Rowzee’s land.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 10, 1710-1719, p. 417 (Reel 10).

  • Sources 
    1. [S951134] Essex County Virginia Historic Homes, Robert LaFollette, Anita Harrower, Gordon Harrower, (2002), 61.
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