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

Thomas Porter

Male Bef 1670 - 1740  (> 70 years)


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  • Name Thomas Porter 
    Born Bef 1670 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Apr 1740  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I041410  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father John Porter,   b. Bef 1630,   d. 15 Feb 1675/76, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years) 
    Family ID F07140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Howson Calvert,   b. Abt 1691,   d. Aft 1740, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married Bef 1723  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Porter,   b. Bef 1724, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Nicholas Porter,   b. Bef 1725, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joseph Porter,   b. Bef 1726, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Charles Porter,   b. Bef 1727, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Porter,   b. Bef 1728, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Anne Porter,   b. Bef 1729, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Calvert Porter,   b. 1729, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Benjamin Porter,   b. Aft 1729, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Howson Porter,   b. Bef 1731,   d. 11 Apr 1755, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F23350  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK M; 1729-1748; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp. 285-286 In Name of God Amen I THOMAS PORTER being sick but of perfect memory I do give my Estate in manner and form as following Vizt 100 acres of Land where my Quarter now is to my son CALVERT PORTER Vizt. 100 acres of Land to my son THOMAS PORTER lying in the same deed leaving of him at age at 18 years old and 100 acres of Land to my son BENJAMIN PORTER lying in the same deed leaving him at age of 18 to them and their heirs forever, Vizt. I give to my dear and Loving wife ANN PORTER 50 acres of Land whereon I now live Endureing the nonage of my son NICHOLAS PORTER which I leave at age of 18 the said 50 acres is to be of highland without marsh and at the arrival of 18 years for it to return to my son Nicholas Porter and his heirs forever. Vizt; I give to my son JOSEPH PORTER 50 acres of land lying on the creek between HKXRY WIGGINTON and that as we call Sandy Level to him and his heirs forever leaving his at age of 18 and to my son CHARLES PORTER 50 acres of land whereon Henry Wigginton now lives to him and his heirs forever, leaving him at age at 18 which said three 50 acres of Land is to be of Equal breadth on the creek. Viet. and to my son JOHN PORTER 50 acres of land lying hack from the Creek out of each Tract to him and his heirs forever, leaving him at age at 18. Vizt I give to my daughter HOWSON PORTER Ten pounds to be paid out of my personal Estate at the date of Marrage or on demand as she shall think fit. Vizt. and to my daughter ANNE. PORTER Ten pounds to be paid out of my personal Estate at day of Marrage or at age of 16 which she shall think fit. Viet. I leave to my dear and loving Wife ANN PORTER one Mallatow man named THOMAS BINKE Endureing her natural life and then to return as I ordered the other part of my Estate. Vizt. I leave to my son Calvert Porter one Servant boy named JACOB TROHUGH enduring the time of his Indenture. Viet. and I leave my crop and my out-standing debts to discharge what I owe and all the rest of my Estate both personal and real to be equally divided between my nine children and my dear and loving Wife Ann Porter enduring her natural life. I give my brother SAMUEL PORTER all my wearing cloths. I appoint my Wife Ann Porter and my Son Calvert Porter whole and sole Executors (no date) ..
      Presence Henry Wigginton, Thomas Porter Peter X Wigginton, Samuel Smith
      At Court held for Stafford County April 8th 1740 Will presented into Court .. made oath _. being proved .. admitted to record .. Certificate granted for obtaining Probate ..
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      This Indenture made the fourteenth day of August in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and thirty nine between Henry Wigginton of the County of Stafford of the one part and Thomas Porter of the County of Stafford aforesaid plantor of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Henry Wigginton for and in consideration of eight pounds and three thousand pounds of tobacco to him in hand paid by the said Thomas Porter the receipt whereof the said Henry Wigginton doth hereby acknolwedge and for diverse other good considerations him thereunto moving he the said Henry Wigginton hath granted, bargained and sold, aliened released and confirmed, and by these presents doth fully freely and absolutely grant bargain and sell alien release and confirm unto the said Thomas Porter (in his actual possession now being) by virture of a bargain and sale to him thereunto made for one year bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these presents and force of the statute for transfering the uses into posession and to his heirs and assigns forever all those two tracts or parcells of land and marsh lying and being in the Parish of Overwharton in the said County of Stafford containing by estimation one hundred acres of land and twenty four acres of Marsh be the same more or less the said twenty four acres of marsh land being bounded as followeth Viz Beginning at
      (A) a red oak corner and running thence W S W 97 poles to
      (B) thence S 57 & 1/2 E 46 poles to
      (C) thence S 78 E
      20 poles to
      (D) thence N 62 E 55 poles to
      (E) thence N N W 45 poles to the beginning and the said one hundred acres of land being bounded as followeth Vis
      Beginning as a red oak the beginning corner tree of the said twenty four
      acres of Marsh Land and extending thence E N E one hundred and 60 poles along the line of Capt. Triplett's land to a chestnut oak thence SSE one hundred poles to a red oak saplin thence along the line of Brents Rock Patent WSW 160 poles to a white oak thence NNW 100 poles to the beginning. Fifty acres part of the said one hundred acres being first purchased by Henry Wigginton father to the said Henry Wigginton, party to these presents from Thomas Smith and Susanna his wife by deed bearing the date the seventh day of March one thousand seven hundred and twenty five (six) and the remaining fifty acres of the said 100 acres being also purchased by the said Henry Wigginton the father from Ignatius Edwards and Mary his wife by Deeds of Lease and release bearing date rspectively the thirteenth and fourteenth days of October one thousand and thirty, which said which said one hundred acres of land together with the said twenty four acres of marsh were afterwards granted to the said Henry Wigginton the father by Deed from the proprietors office the Northern Neck of Virginia dated the 5th day of December 1730. And all houses, edifices, buildings, gardens, orchards, meadows, commons pastures, feedings, trees, woods, underwoods, ways, paths, waters, watercourses, easements, proffits, commodities, advantages, emolument, hereditaments, Rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the same belonging or in any wise appurtaning, or which now or formerly have been accepted, reputes, taken, known used occupied or enjoyed to or with the same or as part parcel or member thereof or of any part thereof and also the reversion or reversions remainder and remainders rents and services rents and services of all and singular the said premises and of every part and parcel with the appurtenances. And also all the Estate Right Title interest claim and demand whatsoever as well in Equity as in Saw of him the said Henry Wigginton of is and to all and singular the said premises and of in and to every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances and also all Deeds evidences and writings touching and concerning the said premises or any part thereof To have and to hold the said land hereditaments and all and singular the premises above mentioned and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances unto the said Thomas Porter his heirs and assigns forever and the said Henry Wigginton for himself his heirs and assigns doth covenant and grant to and with the said Thomas Porter his heirs and assigns that he the said Henry Wigginton now is the true lawful and rightful owner of the said lands hereditaments and premises above mentioned and of every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances and also that he the said Henry Wigginton now is rightfully and lawfully seized in his own right of a good, sure, perfect, abosolute and indefeazible Estate of inheritance in fee simple of and in all and singular the premises above mentioned with the appurtenances without any manner of consition mortgage, limitations of use and uses or other matter cause or thing to alter change, charge or determine the same, and that the said Henry Wigginton now hath good right full power and lawfull authority in his own right to grant bargain sell and convey the said lands, hereditaments, and all and singular the premises above mentioned with the appurtenances unto the said Thomas Porter his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of the said Thomas Porter his heirs and assigns forever according to the true intent and meaning of these presents, and also that he the said Thomas Porter his heirs and assigns shall and may at all times forever hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold occupy possess and enjoy all and singular the lands and hereditaments and premises above mentioned with the appurtenances without the set trouble hinderance molestation and interruption of him the said Henry Wigginton his heirs or assigns and of all and every other person or persons whatsoever and that freed and discharged or otherwise well and sufficiently saved and kept harmless and indemnified of and from all former and other bargains, sales, gifts, grants, leases, mortgages, jointures, dowers, uses, wills, intails, fines, part fines, issues, amercements, seizures, bonds, annuities, writings, obligatory recognizances, estents, judgments, executions, rents and arrearage of rents, and of and from all other charges, Estates, rights, Titles, troubles and incumberances whatsoever had made committed done or suffered to be had made committeed done or suffered by the said Henry Wigginton or any other person or persons whatsoever claiming or to claim by from or under him or them or any of them (the quit rents to become due for the premises from the time of the sale only excepted and ------ part thereof by from or under him shall and will from time to time and at all times hereafter upon the reasonable request and the cost asnd charges in the law of said Thomas Porter his heirs and assigns do make and execute or cause or procure to be made done and executed all and every such further and other lawful and reasonable, act and acts thing and things device and devices, conveyance and conveyances in the Law whatsoever for the further better and more perfect granting conveying and assuring of all and singular the said premises before mentioned with the appurtenances unto the said Thomas Porter his heirs and assigns. To the only proper use and behoof of the said Thomas Porter his heirs and assigns foreveras by the said Thomas Porter his heirs and assigns his own or their council learned in the law shall be reasonably advised devised and required. In witness whereof the said Henry Wigginton hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day month and year first within written
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 - 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp. 200 TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whome these presents shall come 1 GEORGE KINGE of WESTMORELAND COUNTIE this 2d day of Aprill in ye yeare 1691 and in ye third yeare of ye Reigne of or Sovereigne Lord & Lady KING WILLIAM & QUEEN MARY Nov Know yee that I the said GEORGE KINGE for halfe ye value of what lands houses or money by him ye said THOMAS PORTER hath in England att or before delivery of these presents I the said GEORGE KINGE doe sell unto ye said THOMAS PORTER his heires for ever all that peece or parcell of land in ye Countie of Stafford containinge One hundred and fifty acres begininge att ye forte of MACHODICK DAMME att a white oake and runninge alonge ye line of HENRY BERRY Corner tree and soe Northerly alonge HENRY BERRYs line and soe Easterly to ye first Station To Have and To Hold to him ye said THOMAS PORTER his heires for ever. As Wittness my hande & Seale Aprill the 2d 1691
      In presence of REBECCA ELLIS, GEORGE KINGE CHARLES ELLIS
      This Sale of Lande was acknowledged by RICHARD AYLIFFE SENR. Atturney of ye afore-said GEORGE KINGE unto ye said THOMAS PORTER on ye 10th day of June 1691 in the Countie Court of Stafford and was then recorded
      These are therefore to satisfie all persons whom it may concerne that I GEORGE KINGE of WESTMORELAND COUNTIE doe make RICHARD AYLIFFE SENR. of Stafford County my true and lawfull Atturney to acknowledge a parcel! of lande in Stafford Countie containinge One hundred and fifty acres wch by Deed of Sale make appear unto THOMAS PORTER of WESTMORELAND COUNTIE as Wittness my hande & Seale this 8th day of June 1691
      Teste JAMES STAINTON, GEORGE KINGE GRACE STAINTON
      Recorded in ye Countie Court records of Stafford the 11th day of June 1691
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED BOOK J; 1722-1728; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      PP. 79-83
      This Indenture made 11th/12th September 1721 between THOMAS PORTER of Parish of St. Paull in County Stafford Planter and ANNE his wife, NATHANIEL JONES of parish and county aforesaid, SARAH HOWSON his Wife (which said Ann and Sarah Howsen are Daughters and Coheirs of MARY CALVERT who was Daughter of ROBERT HOWSEN late of the Parish and County aforesain Gentlemen of one part and JOHN FITZHUGH of Parish of Washington County of Westmoreland of other part .. Witnesseth .. in consideration sum of 500 Sterling .. sold all that tract granted unto GERARD FOWKS, WILLIAM HORTON, RICHARD GRANGER & THOMAS GRIGG by Pattent dated 4th September 1661 containing 2000 acres on upper Machotique in County of Stafford then Westmoreland County bounded east with land formerly in possession of GERVISE DODSON deceased, Northerly with the land of Mr. PETER ASHTON, Westerly & Southerly with the main woods ..
      Presence Tho: Jenkins, Thomas Porter
      Benjamin Porter, Ann x Porter
      Joseph Porter Nathaniel Jones
      Sarah Howsen x Jones
      Att a Court held for Stafford County 11th October 1721 .. Then came (those who signed) & personally acknowledged this Deed and of Lease/Release and the aforesaid Ann and Sarah Howsen being privately and secretly examined acknowledged the Right of the within Mentioned lands to be the right of the within named John Fitzhugh.



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      URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=274&last=275&g_p=G2 &collection=NN Grant
      Title Harvey, Thomas.
      Publication 20 July 1697.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 220 acres in the Counties of Westmoreland, Richmond and Stafford. Adjoins the land of Henry Burry, Robert Peck, George King, John Pearce and Thomas Porter.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 274-275 (Reel 288).
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      1780-1787 King George County Deed Book 7 (Antient Press); pp. 19
      THIS INDENTURE made this first day of November in the year one thousand seven hundred & eighty four Between RICHARD BROWN of CHARLES County, Clerk, & VALENTINE HUDSON of King George in the State of Virginia; Witnesseth that RICHARD BROWN by these presents doth bargain sell and release unto VALENTINE HUDSON his heirs all that tract of land whereon VALENTINE HUDSON now lives & which was on the first day of March one thousand seven hundred & thirty six conveyed by a certain THOMAS PORTER & ANNEY his Wife to DOCTER GUSTAVUS BROWN, late of CHARLES County, deceased; as by the Deed therefore recorded in STAFFORD County Court will appear; & which tract the same being the tract of land which VALENTINE HUDSON now lives, Together with all the right title & interest of RICHARD BROWN to the land hereby conveyed with all houses advantages & appurtenances belonging; to be vested in VALENTINE HUDSON his heirs free and clear from all claim demand of the heir or any of them: To have and to hold the land & premises unto VALENTINE HUDSON his heirs for only use of VALENTINE HUDSON his heirs; In Witness whereof RICHARD BROWN hath hereunto set his hand & seal the day year above written
      Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presence of
      ROBERT BROWN, RICHARD POTES, RICHARD BROWN
      WILLIAM BARRETT, JOHN BROWN
      At a Court held for King George County the 3d day of June 1785
      This Deed Indented of Bargain & Sale from under the hand and seal of RICHARD BROWN to VALENTINE HUDSON was presented into Court & was further fully proved by the Oath
      of ,JOHN BROWN, witness thereto, & on the motion of VALENTINE HUDSON was ordered to he recorded Test. JOS. ROBINSON.. C: Cur
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      1780-1787 King George County Deed Book 7 (Antient Press); pp. 20
      THIS INDENTURE made this first day of November in the year one thousand seven hundred & eighty four Between RICHARD BROWN of CHARLES County, Clerk. and RICHARD POTES of King George County in State of Virginia, Witnesseth that RICHARD BROWN by these presents do bargain sell & release unto RICHARD POTES his heirs all that tract whereon RICHARD POTES now lives and which was on the Thirty first day of March one thousand seven hundred & thirty six conveyed by a certain THOMAS PORTER and ANNEY his Wife to DOCTOR GUSTAVUS BROWN, late of CHARLES County, deceased. as by the Deed therefor recorded in STAFFORD County will appear; the same being the tract of land whereon RICHARD POTES now lives; Together with all rights title & interest of RICHARD BROWN to the land with all houses improvements advantages & appurtenances belonging; to be vested in RICHARD POTES; To have and to hold the premises with appurtenances unto RICHARD POTES his heirs, In Witness whereof RICHARD BROWN hath hereunto set his hand & seal the day & year first above written
      Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of
      ROBERT BROWN, RICHARD BROWN
      VALENTINE his mark, HUDSON,
      WM. his mark J BARRETT, JOHN BROWN
      At a Court held for king George County the 3d day of March 1785
      This Indented Deed of Bargain & Sale from under the hand & seal of RICHARD BROWN to RICHARD POTES was presented into Court & proved by one witness & certified; And at another Court held for the said County the 3d day of June 1785, was proved by two of the other witnesses thereto & on the motion of the said POTES was ordered to be recorded Test JOS. ROBINSON, C; Cur

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      1780-1787 King George County Deed Book 7 (Antient Press); pp. 53-55
      THIS INDENTURE made. the 24th day of August in year of our Lord 1785 Between CALVERT PORTER and ELIZABETH his Wife of County of STAFFORD of one part and WILLIAM HUDSON of County of King George of other part; Witnesseth that CALVERT PORTER for sum of Forty pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by WILLIAM HUDSON doth by these presents bargain and sell unto WILLIAM HUDSON and his heirs a certain tract of land lying in Parish of Saint Paul & County of king George containing Forty four acres (torn & blurred) HUDSON, Dam. a Maple tree, thence along the said BROWNs Land North 105 pole to a young Dogwood and a young Sasafras, corner to said BROWN and THOMAS VIVIONs land, thence along said line No. 70d. E, 30 pole LO it Stake where said VIVION BROWNs Corner stood, thence according to a Sale from THOMAS PORTER to said BROWN S, 70d, E. 96 pole to a corner white Oak by HOWSONs Dam, thence up the courses of said Dam to the first station; Together with all houses, hereditaments and appurtenances to the same belonging; To have and to hold the land and premises unto WILLIAM HUDSON his heirs and CALVERT PORTER and ELIZABETH his Wife for themselves their heirs do grant with WILLIAM HUDSON his heirs that he and they shall quietly hold the premises without hindrance of said PORTER his heirs or any person claiming under him discharged from all incumbrances (the Taxes hereafter growing due excepted) and CALVERT PORTER and his heirs from the claim of every person shall warrant & forever defend by these presents; In Witness whereof CALVERT PORTER and ELIZABETH his Wife bath hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day & year first above written
      Sealed & Delivered in presence of
      MOSES POTES, RICHARD POTES, CALVERT PORTER
      (signatures of one more witness in tear of
      page and blurred) VALENTINE MARDERS
      Received the 24th day of August 1785 of WILLIAM HUDSON Forty pounds current money, it being the consideration mentioned in the within Deed; Witness my hand
      CALVERT PORTER
      At a Court held for King George County the 6th day of October 1785
      This Indented Deed of Bargain & Sale from under the hands & seals of CALVERT PORTER and ELIZABETH his Wife with the Rect. thereon to WILLIAM HUDSON, the said ELIZABETH being first privately examined by virtue of a Commission, was presented into Court and proved by the Oaths of the witnesses thereto which on the motion of WILLIAM HUDSON was ordered to be recorded Test JOS: ROBINSON, C: Cur
      The Commonwealth of Virginia to WILLIAM GARRARD & JOHN ROUSBY PEYTON, Gentlemen, Greeting. Whereas CALVERT PORTER in his life time and at the time and ELIZABETH his Wife of County of STAFFORD by their certain Deed of Bargain and Sale did convey unto WILLIAM HUDSON of County of King George the fee simple Estate in a certain parcel of land (the Commission for the privy examination of ELIZABETH, the Wife of CALVERT
      PORTER, Witness JOS: ROBINSON, Clerk of our said County Court this 17th day of August 1784 in the Ninth year of the Commonwealth JOS: ROBINSON, CI. Cur.

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