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

Bartholomew Wood

Male Bef 1698 - Aft 1749  (> 53 years)


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  • Name Bartholomew Wood 
    Born Bef 1698  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1749  St. Georges Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I040593  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Bartholomew Wood,   b. Bef 1653,   d. Aft 1673, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years) 
    Family ID F46707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charity Tapp,   b. Bef 1702,   d. Aft 1749, St. Georges Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years) 
    Married Bef 1718 
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F23003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by: James Hughes
      Spotsylvania County Records , Page 88
      Note:
      DEED BOOK A

      1722-1729

      Francis Thornton and Mary his wife of Essex Co. and Anthony Thornton and Mary his wife (mm-this is a typo should be Winifred) of Stafford Co. to Elizabeth Tapp of Spts. Co. Dated Augt. 24, 1722: Recd. Septr. 4, 1722. 500 lbs. of tobacco. 450 a. of land in Spts. Co. "on ye ridge that lies between ye branches of Massaponnax and the branches of Mattapony river"--part of a tract granted Fran. and Antho. Thornton by patent April 19, 1720. Witnesses: Fran. Conway and Will. Strother
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      Spotsylvania County Records , Page 94

      Octr. 31, 1724. Elizabeth x Tap of St. Geo. Par., Spts. County, Va., widow, to my two sons, William Tap and Vincent Tap, and my daughter, Charity Wood, wife of Bartholomew Wood, all of the said parish and County. 40 ster. To my son Wm. Tap the plantation whereon I now live with 175 a. adjoining, in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. To my son, Vincent Tap, 175 a. of land St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. To my daughter, Charity Wood, 100 a. of land in the sd. parish and county--all the above mentioned land purchased by me of Francis Thornton and Mary, his wife; and Anthony Thornton and Winifred, his wife, as by deeds dated Augt. 5, 1722. Witnesses: Moseley Battaley, Richard Johnson, James Williams. Rec. Nov. 3, 1724.

      Octr., 1724. Elizabeth x Tap to her sons, Wm. and Vincent Tap: Goods and chattels and personal property. Same witnesses as to preceding deed. Rec. Novr. 3, 1724.
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      1722-1725 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 120-121
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come, Greeting in Our Lord everlasting, KNOW YE that I ELIZABETH TAP of the Parish of Saint George and County of Spotsylvania, Widow, for certain good causes and weighty considerations as well as in consideration of the natural affection me thereunto moving but more especially in consideration of the sum of forty pounds sterling money to me in hand paid have as I do by these presents give and confirm unto my two Sons, WILLIAM TAP and VINCENT TAP and unto my Daughter, CHARITY WOOD, Wife of BARTHOLOMEW WOOD, all of the Parish and County aforesaid, the several parcells of land herein after mentioned, that is to say, unto my Son, WILLIAM TAP his heirs the Plantation whereon I now dwell with one hundred and seventy five acres of land thereunto appertaining and adjoyning lying in the Parish of Saint George and County of Spotsylvania, Beginning at a large forked red Oak and running thence South sixty one degrees West to a corner [being one end of the deviding line between the land of the said WILLIAM TAP and VINCENT TAP], thence to a white Oak standing on the West side of a small Branch of MATTAPONY, thence South eighty five degrees East two hundred ninety eight poles to the beginning, allso to my Son, VINCENT TAP, his heirs one hundred and seventy five acres of land scituate in the Parish of Saint George and County of Spotsylvania, Beginning at a corner of WILLIAM TAP's it being the West corner thereof and running thence West four hundred ninety poles to a corner [being the division between VINCENT TAP and CHARITY WOOD] thence North forty four degrees West to a small Branch of MATTAPONY, thence South sixty one degrees East three hundred poles to a corner of WILLIAM TAP, thence South to the aforesaid beginning, likewise unto my Daughter, CHARITY WOOD, her heirs one hundred acres of land scituate in the Parish of Saint George and County of Spotsylvania, Beginning at the West corner of the land of VINCENT TAP and running thence West to the utmost extent of the bounds of the whole tract of land hereby given and granted, thence North forty four degrees West two hundred poles to a small Gum marked by a white Oak and Maple standing on the South East side a small Branch of MATTAPONY, thence North crossing the said Branch to a corner of VINCENT TAP's, thence South to the aforementioned beginning, all the aforesaid tracts of land being a certain tract of land by me purchased of FRANCIS THORNTON and MARY his Wife and ANTHONY THORNTON and WINNEFRED his Wife by Deed of Release thereof to me made bareing date the twenty fifth day of August in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty two, the Deed being for the quantity of four hundred and fifty acres in all divided and parcelled out as aforesaid to them WILLIAM TAP, VINCENT TAP and CHARITY WOOD their heirs given by vertue of these presents; together with all right title claim and demand of me or any other person claiming by from or under me and in the actual possession of them their heirs, In Witness whereof and of all and singular the premises the party to these presents hath hereunto affixed her hand and seal this thirty first day of October Anno Domini 1724
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
      MOSLEY BATTALEY ELIZABETH her mark TAP
      RICHARD JOHNSON
      JAMES WILLIAMS
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the 3d day of November Anno Domini 1724 ELIZABETH TAP, Widow, acknowledged this her Deed of Gift for Land unto her two Sons, WILLIAM TAP and VINCENT TAP, and unto her Daughter CHARITY WOOD, Wife of BARTHOLOMEW WOOD, and at the motion of WILLIAM TAP in behalf of himself his Brother and Sister is admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
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      1722-1725 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 121-122
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come Greeting in Our Lord everlasting, KNOW YE that I ELIZABETH TAP, Widdow, of the Parish of Saint George and County of Spotsylvania within the Colony of Virginia for certain good causes and weighty considerations me thereunto moving but more particularly in consideration of the good will and natural affection which I have and do bare towards my Sons, WILLIAM TAP and VINCENT TAP, of the Parish and County aforesaid have as I doe by these presents absolutely grant unto them the said WILLIAM and VINCENT the goods and chattells hereinafter mentioned and comprized in manner and form following, that is to say, unto my Son, WILLIAM TAP, one Negro boy named Jack, one feather bed and furniture, one black cow marked with a crop slitt and underkeel the right ear and a crop and underhalf the yearlings unmarked and all the debts due and demanded whatsoever at this time due and owing to me from every person, I likewise give to my Son, VINCENT TAP, one Negro boy named Dick to be delivered to the said VINCENT next October if the said Negro, Dick, so long liveth, one iron pot, one red cow marked with a crop slitt and underkeel the right ear and a crop and underhalf the left ear, one sow, all the aforementioned Estate hereby granted to be given unto them, WILLIAM TAP and VINCENT TAP their heirs, and I do hereby warrant and the same will ever defend to them their heirs, In Wittness whereof and all and singular the premises I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the thirty first day of October Ano domini 1724
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
      MOSLEY BATTALEY ELIZABETH her mark TAP
      RICHARD JOHNSON
      JAMES WILLIAMS
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the 3d day of November Anno Dom: 1724 ELIZABETH TAP, Widow, acknowledged this her Deed of Gift unto her two Sons, WILLIAM TAP and VINCENT TAP, and at the motion of WILLIAM TAP for himself and on behalf of his Brother is admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
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      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 8
      Spotsvlvania County Court. 1st of December 1730
      - On Petition of WILLIAM JOHNSON Gent. to have the Old Bridge called LEWIS's BRIDGE over the RIVER NY repaired and built at the County Charge, the same was overruled but Ordered that BARTHOLOMEW WOOD and his gang and WILLIAM BARTLETT and his gang do forthwith assist and help ROBERT HUTCHESON and his gang mend and repair the said BRIDGE
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      1730-1731 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book B; [Antient Press]; Page 179
      This Indenture made the first day of June in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & thirty one Between BARTHOLOMEW WOOD of St. Georges parish in Spotsylvania County of the one part and JOHN WOOD of Northumberland County of the other part. Witnesseth that the sd BARTHOLOMEW WOOD for & in consideration of the sum of five shillings current money to him in hand paid by the said JOHN WOOD before the insealing & delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof ye sd BARTHOLOMEW WOOD his heirs and assigns a certain parcel of land or woodland ground containing one hundred thirty & three acres situate lying and being in St. George parish Spotsylvania County & bounded as followeth viz. Beg. At a white oak in a line of patent granted to BARTHOLOMEW WOOD & runneth the: north thirty three degrees west eighty six pole to two Spanish oak sarplins & a hiccory the south seventy five degrees west one hundred and ninty poles to a king & a black oak in WILLIAM JOHNSTONES line the which ye sd JOHNSTONES line south four degrees east to ye sd BARTHOLOMEW WOODS line the wth ye sd BARTHOLOMEW WOODS lines to ye beg: together with all houses buildings oarchards gardens fences water & water courses liberties properties hereditaments & appurtenances whatsoever to ye sd land or premises belonging or in any ways appertaining To have and to hold the said land & premises belonging hereby demised wth their & every of their appurtenances unto ye sd JOHN WOOD his heirs & assigns from ye day of ye date of these present Indenture for and during ye term of one whole year from thence next :oming and fully to be compleat & ended yielding & paying therefore ye yearly rent of me Ear of Indian Corn on the feast of St. Michael if ye same shall be lawfully demanded :o ye intent & purpose ye sd JOHN WOOD may by virtue of these presents & of ye Statute for Transferring uses into possession be lawfully possessed of the sd land and premises & hereby be enabled to have take & receive a grant and release of ye Inheritance & fee simple from the said BARTHOLOMEW WOOD unto ye said
      JOHN WOOD his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof ye parties to these present Indenture have Interchangeably set their hands & seals the day & year first above written. BARTHOLOMEW B [his mark] WOOD [seal]
      Sign'd Sealed & Delivered in ye presence of us THOMAS REEVES, WM. HACKNEY At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday June lst Anno Dom 1731. BARTHOLOMEW WOOD acknowledged this his Deed of Lease for Land unto JOHN WOOD & at the motion of JOHN CURTIS in behalf of the said JOHN WOOD ye same was admitted to record. Test JOHN WALLER, Cik. Cur.
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      1730-1731 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book B; [Antient Press]; Page 182
      This Indenture made the second day of June in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & thirty one Between BARTHOLOMEW WOOD of the County of Spotsylvania & parish of St. George of the one part & JOHN EDWARDS of the aforesaid parish & County of the other part. Witnesseth yt ye said BARTHOLOMEW WOOD for and in consideration of the sum of three thousand pounds of good sound merchantable tobacco to him in hand paid by the said JOHN EDWARDS before ye lnsealing & Delivery of these presents the receipt whereof ye sd BARTHOLOMEW WOOD doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and from every part and parcel doth fully acquit and discharge ye sd JOHN EDWARDS his heirs Exors. Admrs. bath given granted bargained sold remises released conveyed and confirmed & by these presents doth give grant bargain sell remise release convey and confirm unto ye sd JOHN EDWARDS in his actual! possession now being by force & virtue of a certain Indenture of Lease to him made of a parcel of land with ye appurtenances hereafter mentioned by ye sd BARTHOLOMEW WOOD ye sd Indenture beareth date ye day next before the day of ye date of these presents for one whole year from thence next comeing & by force & virtue of ye Statute for transferring uses into possession & to his heirs forever one piece or parcel of land or woodland ground containing one hundred & fifty acres situate lying & being in St. George parish and Spotsylvania County & bounded as followeth vizt. Beg: at two red oaks in a line of WILLIAM JOHNSTONE cor: to JOHN ELSON & runneth with the sd ELSON's line north fifty five degrees east one hundred & twenty pole to a white oak th: north sixty five degrees east two hundred & fifty pole th: eighty five degrees west two hundred & sixty pole th: south fifty eight degrees west one hundred & seventy four pole to ye said JOHNSTONES line th: wh ye sd line to the Beg: together with all houses buildings oarchards fences woods water & water courses commodities hereditaments & appurtenances whatsoever to ye said land & premises belonging or in any ways appertaining To have and to hold ye sd land and premises belonging thereto hereby sold with ye appurtenances unto the sd JOHN EDWARDS his heirs & assigns forever and the said BARTHOLOMEW WOOD doth hereby covenant for himself his heirs Admrs_ by these presents yt he and they shall & will warrant & forever defend ye before granted land and premises with ye appurtenances unto the sd JOIIN EDWARDS his heirs and assigns against him the said BARTHOLOMEW WOOD his heirs Exors. & Admrs. & against the claim or claims of any other person or persons whatsoever & that the sd 101-IN EDWARDS his heirs Exors. & Adrn rs. shall and may from time to time & at all times hereafter forever freely peaceably & quietly have hold occupy possess and injoy all and singular ye before granted land & premises with all & singular ye appurtenances & that it is freely & clearly acquitted and discharged of & from all manner of former Gifts Grants Bargains Sales & Leases & of & from all manner of other Titles troubles & incumbrances whatsoever & the sd BARTHOLOMEW WOOD for himself his heirs Exors. &c. doth further covenant promise & grant to and with the sd JOHN EDWARDS his heirs Exors. &c. yt he the said BARTHOLOMEW WOOD his heirs Exors. & Admrs. shall & will at any time hereafter within the space of ten years from the date hereof at the request & desire of the said JOHN EDWARDS his heirs Exors. & Admrs. at their charge make do & execute in due form of Law any other conveyance & assurance whatsoever for ye better more perfect & absolute conveying & suremaking of all & singular ye before granted land & premises with the appurtenances unto the said JOHN EDWARDS his heirs & assigns forever. In Witness whereof the parties to these present interchangeably have hereunto interchangeably set their hands & seals ye day & year above written.
      BARTHOLOMEW B [his mark] WOOD [seal]
      Sign'd Sealed & Delivered in ye presence of us THOMAS REEVES, WM. HACKNEY At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday June 1st Anno Dom 1731. BARTHOLOMEW WOOD acknowledged this his Deed of Release for Land
      unto JOHN EDWARDS at whose motion ye same was admitted to record.
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk. Cur.
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      1730-1731 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book B; [Antient Press]; Page 182
      This Indenture made the second day of June in ye year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and thirty one Between BARTHOLOMEW WOOD of ye County of Spotsylvania and parish of St. George of ye one part and JOHN ELSONE of the foresaid parish & county of the other part. Witnesseth that ye said BARTHOLOMEW WOOD for & in consideration of ye just sum of eight pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said JOHN ELSONE before the ensealing and delivery of these presents ye receipt whereof ye said BARTHOLOMEW WOOD doth hereby acknowledge and thereof & from every part & parcel thereof doth fully acquit & discharge the sd JOHN ELSONE his heirs Exors. & Admrs. hath given granted, bargained, sold remised, released conveyed & confirmed and by these presents doth give grant bargain sell remise release convey & confirm unto ye sd JOHN ELSONE in his actual possession now being & by force & virtue of a certain Indenture of Lease to him made of a parcel of land with ye appurtenances hereafter mentioned by ye sd BARTHOLOMEW WOOD ye sd Indenture beareth date ye day next before ye day of the date of these presents for one whole year from thence next comeing & by force & virtue of ye Statute made for Transferring uses into possession and to his heirs forever one piece or parcel of land or woodland ground containing one hundred acres situate lying & being in St. George parish Spotsylvania County & bounded as followeth vizt. Beg: at a king & black oak in WILLIAM JOHNSTONE's line & cor: to JOHN WOOD & runneth the wch ye sd JOHNSTONE's line north four degrees west eighty pole to two red oaks th: north fifty four degrees east one hundred & twenty pole to a white oak the south forty two degrees east one hundred & thirty pole th: south seventy five degrees west to the Beg: Together with all houses buildings, gardens, fences, woods, waters Sr water courses, Liberties properties priviledges heridataments & appurtenances whatsoever to the sd land & premises belonging or in any ways appertaining To have and to hold ye sd land & premises belonging thereto hereby sold with ye appurtenances unto ye sd JOHN ELSONE his heirs & assigns forever and ye sd BARTHOLOMEW WOOD doth hereby covenant for himself his heirs Exors. & Admrs. by these present yt he & they shall claim or claime of any oyr person or persons whatsoever and ye sd JOHN ELSON his heirs Exors. Admrs. and assigns shall & may from time to time and at all times hereafter forever freely peaceably & quietly have hold, occupy possess enjoy all & singular ye before granted land and premises with all and singular ye appurtenances and yt it is freely & clearly acquitted and discharged of and from all manner of former Gifts Grants Bargains Sales & Leases & of and from all manner of oyr Titles Troubles or Incumberances whatsoever and ye said BARTHOLOMEW WOOD for himself his heirs Exors. Admrs. doth further covenant promise and grant to and with ye sd JOHN ELSONE his heirs Exors. & Admrs. yt space of ten years from the date hereof at ye request & desire of ye sd JOHN ELSONE his heirs Exors. and assigns at their charge made do & execute due form of Law any oyt conveyance assurance whatsoever for the better more perfect & absolute suremaking of all & singular the before granted land & premises with ye appurtenances unto ye sd JOHN ELSONE his heirs & assigns forever. In Witness whereof ye parties to these present Indenture have hereunto interchangeably sett their hands & seals the day & year first above written.
      BARTHOLOMEW B [his mark] WOOD [seal]
      Sign'd Sealed & Delivered in ye presence of us THOMAS REEVES, WM. HACKNEY
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday June the first 1731.
      BARTHOLOMEW WOOD acknowledged this his Deed of Release for Land unto JOHN ELSON at whose motion ye same was admitted to record.
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk. Cur.
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      June 3, 1740. Bartholomew Wood and Charity, his wife, of Prince William Co., to Richard Chiles [sic Childs] of Spts. Co. 11 curr. 100 a. in Spts. Co. John Gordon, Wm. Spencer, Joshua Thomas. June 3, 1740.
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      1742-1751 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book D; [William Armstrong Crozier]; Page 180
      June 6, 1749. Richard x Chiles [sic Childs] of St. Geo. Par., Spts. County, to Nicholas Seward of same Par. and county. 50 curr. 150 a. (100 a. purchased by sd. Childs of Bartholomew Wood and Charity, his wife, as by Deeds, June 3, 1740, and 50 a. purchased by sd. Childs of Anthony Thornton, Gent., as by Deeds, Nov. 3, 1741.) George Gray, William Cunningham, John Gordon, Thomas Foster. Oct. 3, 1749.

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