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

Richard Spann

Male Bef 1632 - 1669  (> 37 years)


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  • Name Richard Spann 
    Born Bef 1632 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jan 1668/69  Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I041010  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2019 

    Family Gracianna MNU Spann,   b. Bef 1636,   d. Aft 1672, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years) 
    Married Abt 1648  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Spann,   b. Between 1656 and 1666, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1697, Northumberland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
     2. Samuel Spann,   b. Between 1656 and 1666, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1671, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 16 years)
     3. Richard Spann,   b. Bef 1660, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1681, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 21 years)
     4. Cuthbert Spann,   b. Abt 1661, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1700/01, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
     5. Anne Spann,   b. Bef 1654, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1677, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F23256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1665-1669 Order Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 51
      Northumberland County Court 11th of January 1668/69
      - This day, ye Last Will & Testamt. of Mr. RICH: SPAN was proved by ye Oathes of Mr. EDWARD SAUNDERS, FRANCIS ROBERTS & JAMES AUSTEN, witnesses of ye sd. Will
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/md/kent/history/area/inhab1642.txt
      URL title: Inhabitants of Kent County, MD, 1642
      Note:
      [5 September 1642]


      Inhabitants of Kent

      William Naufone Francis Rabnett
      Thomas Allen Thomas Butler
      John Bennett Walter Weeks
      Henry Morgan Edward Comins
      Thomas Pett John Russell
      Thomas Stent Thomas Parker
      Giles Basha Thomas Hales
      Thomas Keyne William Cox
      Francis Brooks Henry Bellamy
      William Lant Ralph Pettiman
      William Parry Thomas Kidd
      Robert Philpott John Medcalfe
      Nicholas Porter John Gresham
      George Crouch John Marwood
      Robert Hewett William Jackson
      Robert Lake Richard Smith
      John Pattner Richard Spain
      William Wieldee William Smith
      Richard Thompson William Ashbrook
      Edmond Parry Nicholas Browne
      Devor Godwin John Hill
      Thomas Dier Mathew Rodan
      Robert Short Thomas Arnold
      Nich Pothampton Richard Pinner
      Roger Baxter Howell Morgan
      John Smith John Armsby
      Richard Purlevant Edward Thompson
      John Abbott Thomas Bradnock
      Duck Denitz John Philips
      Philip Conner Robert Vaughan
      John Walker Andrew Basha
      John Lee Richard Hoben
      Walter Smith Charles Steward
      Henry East John Pere
      John Powell Hughe Fowes
      James Johnson James Claughton
      William Porter

      All these above appeared by their Proxie Mr Giles Brent
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      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
      The Jurys verdict on Mr. Budds Servant Thomas Winn.
      Whereas at a court holden for this County of
      Northumberland the 22nd day of November 1655 The
      verdict of the Jury and judgement did award and decree that
      whereas Mrs. Eleanor Budd was accused for the death of
      one Thomas Winn her late Servant, that the said Winn
      should be taken up out of the earth and viewed by a Jury of
      12 men a Coronor and one Chyourgion or more and that the
      said Mrs. Budd should touch and handle the said corpes and
      that the skull of the said Winn should be especially viewed.
      These may therefore certify all those whom it may seem to
      concern and be relative unto that we whose names are under
      subscribed being for that purpose empaneled on a Jury
      together With Lt. Col. John Trussell Coronor and Mr.
      Robert Burrell Chyourgion have accordingly cleaned and
      viewed the said skull and see the said Mrs. Budd handle the
      same and did not perceive any symptoms or example by
      which God of his just judgement maybe evidence, her the
      said Mrs. Ellenor Budd any whit guilty of the said
      accusation the said skull being as (we suppose) the skull of
      any dead man is which death by no casual but a natural
      death dated the first day of January 1655. The body of the
      said Winn could not possibly be taken up being quite
      consumed, the bones excepted.
      John Trussell Sheriff and Coroner, Robert Burrell Chyourgion

      John Haynie Edward Coles Wm. Presly
      James Austen Thomas Brewer Richard Spann
      Thomas Prickett John Bennett William Little
      Arthur Branch John Mosley John Essex
      20th January 1655, this verdict was recorded.

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      Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
      [page 114 R]
      Edward Coles his pattent.
      To all etc. whereas etc. Now know you that I Richard
      Bennett Esq. give and grant unto Edward Coles five
      hundred acres of land situated in the County of
      Northumberland upon the [----] most side of Little
      Wicocomoco River and Upon [---] head of a divident of
      land now in the possession of Richard Spann and along the
      said Spann his land Northerly to a branch of the aforesaid
      river and [-] thence along the said branch West South
      West [-] hundred pole to the land ofJames Allen North
      [-----] and by North one hundred and twenty pole and from
      [-----] South West to a marked oak standing on the [-----]
      side of a path commonly known by the name of,
      "Chickacoan Path" the said land being due unto the said
      Edward Coles by and tor the transportation of ten persons
      into this colony all whose names are in records mentioned
      under this pattent etc. dated the tenth October 1652.
      R. Bennett,
      W. Claiborne Secr
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      NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY ORDERS 1652-1657
      - August ye 22th 1655.

      A List of the VESTRY for CHICKACOAN Congregacon: Leift. Coll, JOHN TRUSSELL, Mr, HUGH LEE, Capt, JOHN ROGERS, Mr. MATTH: RHODON

      For CHERRY POINT Congregacon: RALPH HORSLEY, Church Warden; ANTHONY LENTON, GEORGE NOTT,

      For YEOCOCOMOCO Congregacon: Mr. NICHOLAS JURNEW, JNO: POWELL Church Wardens; RICHARD HOLDEN

      For WICCOCOMOCOE Congregacon, Major SAMUELL SMYTH, Mr, JAMES HAWLEY JNO: HAYNIE, EDW: COLE, RICHD: SPANN Churchwardens

      For CHINCKAHAN QUARTER, Mr, WM: PRESLY, Church Warden, ROBERT NEUMAN, JOHN HULL
      ===
      1666-1670 Record Book - Northumberland Co Va; (Antient Press): Page 55
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I RICH: SPAN doe freely give a Cow yearlin browne pide m:rked wth: a swallow forks on the right eare & a bit taken over and under & a flower deluce in the left; I RICHARD SPAN doe give this yearlin unto ISABELL NIPPER, the Daughter of JAMES NIPPER, & doe warrant her & her female increase unto the sd: ISABELL & her heires for ever, as Witnesse my hand this 8th of Septembr: 1668
      Witnesse JOHN ALLEN RICHARD SPAN
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      1670-1672 Deed-Will Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 150
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whom these pr:sents shall come; JAM. AUSTEN of LITTLE WICKOCOMICOE in ye County of Northumberid. in Virga sendeth Greeting in or Lord God. Know yee yt: I ye sd. JAMES AUSTIN for a valubale consideracon have sold unto FRANCIS ROBERTS of LITTLE WICKOCOMICO aforesd. all the Land yt I have above ye Land of Mr. RICH SPAN. deced., the Land on which ye sd, FRAN: ROBERTS now liveth & the Land lately RICH: SUTTONs. To have & to hold ye sd. Land wth: all its rights to him ye sd, FRAN. ROBERTS his heires for ever. by ye yearly Rent reserved for ye same to or. Sovereigne Lord ye King; And I the sd. JAM: AUSTEN, doe warrant ye sd. Land to be free & cleare from all manner of clayme whatsoever of mee my heires or any p.son clayming under us. In Wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale ye 5th day of Novembr 1670
      Sealed & delivered in ve pr:sence of
      RICH AUSTEN, JAMES AUSTEN ye Seale
      BENJAMIN COLTMAN
      I ALICE AUSTEN, Wife of ye above menconed JAM: AUSTEN: doe freely voluntarily consent to & allow of this Deed of Bargaine & Sale, as Wittness my hand & seale ye day & yeare above written
      Sealed & delivered in ye prsence of RICH: AUSTEN, ALICE AUSTEN ye Seale
      BENJA: COLTMAN
      25th Janry: 1670/71,
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      1670-1672 Deed-Will Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 158-159
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whom these pr:sents shall come, I ,JOHN READ of LITTLE WICKOCOMICOE in ye Parish of FAIREFEILD & County of Northumberld. in the Colony of Virginia & ANNE my Wife send Greeting in or: Lord God. Know yee yt: I ye sd. JOHN READ wth: ye consent of ANNE, my Wife, for diverse reasons but more especially for ye summe of Fower thousand pounds of tobo: & caske to be paid: have sold unto MRS. GRACIANA SPAN of the Parish & County aforesd. & pt. of Six hundred acres of land sold by JAMES MAGREGAR unto Mr. RICH; SPAN, deced., & yt: pte. of ye sd. Divident lyeing next to ye Land of JNO: HULL, wch. two hundred acres of Land was by ye Last. Will &Testamt. of ye sd. RICH: SPAN. devised and bequeathed unto his Daughter, ANNE, my aforesd. Wife, & doth redound to mee by my marriage wth: ye sd. ANNE.
      To have & to hold unto ye said GRACIANA SPAN her heires and further I ye sd. JOHN READ doe hereby agree wth: ye sd. GRACIANA SPAN yt: ye sd. Land is free from all former grants and I the sd. JOHN READ doe hereby oblidge my selfe in ye penall sume of Ten thousand pounds of tobaccoe & caske that I JOHN READ & ANNE my Wife will ye next Curt: held for ye Countie of Northumberld. acknowledge this Deed of Sale unto GRACIANA SPAN & give her what further assurance shee or Councell see cause, In Wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale this 30th of January 1670
      Signed sealed and delivered in ye pr:sence of
      THO: BRERETON, sign JOHN READ ye seale
      THO: HOBSON
      Febry' 24th 1670 Recog. in Curia et record
      I ANNE READ doe hereby voluntarily & of my owne consent assent to & agree wth: my Husband in ye Sale of the Land abovemenconed. In Wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale day & anno supradictis
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye pr:sence of
      THO: BRERETON, sign ANNE READ ye seale
      I:NOW ALL MEN by these pr:sents yt: I GRACIANA SPAN doe appoint my well beloved Freind, Mr. THO: HOBSON, to be my lawful! Attorny to act for me &in my behalfe to all intents & purposes as though I my selfe were p:sent concerning ye conveyance of ye Land I bought of JNO: READ, As Wittness my hand the 24th Febry: 1670
      Test RICH: ITTERLY, GRACIANA SPAN
      GEO. DUNNE

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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 4; Pg 346
      RICHARD SPANN, 350 acs. Northumberland Co., last day of August, 1657, p. 10I, (151). Nly. upon little Wiccocomoco Riv., opposite land of Mr. Coltclough, & S. upon Coales Cr. Renewal of patent dated 28 Oct. 1651, for 300 acs., & 50 acs. for trans. of Mary Alcock. Renewal 18 Mar. 1662
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 4; Pg 368
      JAMES ALLEN, 450 acs. Northumberland Co., 25 Nov. 1657, p. 179, (265). Ely. upon little Wicocomoco Riv. or Cr., Sly. upon a branch of same dividing this & land of Richard Span & Henry Watts, Nly. upon a lyne of marked trees parting this & land of John Motly & running "to a white cake being an Mkt corner tree knowne to divers besides them that have Land neare adjacent." Granted sd. Allen 20 June 1651, renewed 9 June 1653, for 300 acs; & 150 acs. for trans. of 3 pers. *
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=289&last=&g_p=P4&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Coales[Coles], Edward.
      Publication 10 October 1652.
      Gen. note "See pa: 290 Edward Coles’ asaignt, to Richd. Spanne-same pa: Spanns assignt. to Henry Watts."
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 500 acres on the Southermost side of Wicocomoco River, on the head of a dividend of land now in the possession of Richard Span. .
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 289 (Reel 4).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=131&last=&g_p=P3&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Coles, Edward.
      Publication 10 October 1652.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Coales.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 500 acres on the southermost side of little Weckaconeas River, and on the head of a dividend of land now in the possession of Richard Spann.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p. 131 (Reel 2).

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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=151&last=&g_p=P4&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Spann, Richard.
      Publication 31 August 1657.
      Gen. note "Patent renewed in his name the 18th of March 1662, &c."
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 350 acres northerly on Little Wicocomoco River, opposite to the land of W. Coltclough.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 151 (Reel 4).

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