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

James Mann

Male 1650 - 1705  (55 years)

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  • Name James Mann 
    Born 1650 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Apr 1705  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I044210  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2020 

    Father Family Mann 
    Family ID F50339  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary MNU Mann,   b. Bef 1663,   d. Aft 1708, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 47 years) 
    Married Bef 1679 
     1. Margaret Mann,   b. Abt 1679, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1744, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     2. Ursula Mann,   b. Bef 1691, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1782, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 91 years)
     3. Henry Mann,   b. Bef 1691, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F15572  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Prince George's County, Maryland - Land Owners at Time PGCo Was Formed - 1696: Tract Name: FORTUNE; Owner: Mann, James: Orig County = C {Charles = C, Calvert = V}; Patent Date: Apr 2, 1685 : Ref: Liber 22 f 266 : Map Location: Q-10
      1699-1709 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page. 260- 261 Will of JAMES MANN. I James Mann of Overwharton Parish of Stafford County in the Colony of Virga. being sick & weak of body .. do hereby devise and bequeath all and singular my Estate to be equally divided between my wife & children & to the heirs of MARGARET & URSULA MANN and to the performauce of that devise touching all my lands Tenements & hereditament. I freely devise & bequeath the same to them .. to the only proper use benefit & behoof of the ad Margt. & Ursula Mann in as full large & ample manner as Joint Tenants by the Laws of England ought to have hold & enjoy the some and 1 do hereby make my loving wife MARY my sole Executrx. .. this 2d day April 1705.
      Presence Jos. Sumner, Arthur Jackson,
      John Waugh Junr., Edward Turberville, James Mann
      John Waugh
      At a Court held 11th April 1705 This Will was proved ., and order for pro-bate thereof granted to MARY MANN Executrix mentioned in said will & the will ordered to be recorded & was recorded.
      Stafford County, Virginia Order Book, Page 111 (contd) Court held 13th November 1690
      916. Ordered that JAMES MANN shall make payment of the sum of eighty pounds of Tobacco to JOHN TONEY and ELEANOR FLETCHER the wife of JAMES FLETCHER the sum of eighty pounds of Tobacco per peece for their attendance two days at Court in a suit depending between him and JOHN MATHEWS with costs.
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      Stafford Co VA Order Book 1692-1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      Page 314. Court held 11th November 1692
      259. JOHN WITHERS Gent humbly complaining sheweth that the Plt did agree last sunset with JOHN STORY of this County and within the jurisdiction of this Court to build or set him up Three tonne of Cyder Cask for which the Plt was to pay the deft according to agreement and contract made with him and the said Story the deft did assume and promise before witness to the Plt to have nothing for the said Sider caske and to pay for the Sider so leaked out if that any of the caske leaked out any or the whole part of the said Cyder all which the plt is ready to aver and prove Now soe it is that John Story did set up the Three tun of Caske and the plt did fill up the Caske with Cider Expecting that they had been good and firm according to agreement but the most part of them proved unsound and leaky and did leak out the quantity of three or four hundred gallons of Cyder whereby the pit doth in fact say he is damnified and damage hath received to the value five thousand pounds of Tobacco and cask .. and John Story came into Court in propria persona and for plea saith not guilty and for Tryal puts himself upon the Countrey and the plt likewise Therefore tis ordered that the Jury Enquire the fact JONATHAN PARKER, Capt. WILLIAM DOWNING, THOMAS CHAPMAN, RICHARD MARTIN, JOHN COTTEN, JONATHAN MOTTERSHED, DAVID ANDERSON, ANDREW BARBEE, DANIEL BEACH, WILLIAM HARRIS, JAMES MAN, BENJAMIN NEWTON which said Jury fairly elected tryed and Sworn to say the Truth of the premises do say upon their oaths we find for the plt one thousand and eighty pounds of tobacco and caske and to forfeit his caskes so set up to the Plt Therefore tis ordered that Judgment shall he entered on the verdict of the Jury and that John Story shall make present payment of said sum to John Withers.
      Ordered John Withers shall pay unto the Jury seventy two pounds of Tobacco with costs .. Ordered that John Withers shall make present payment of one hundred and twenty pounds of Tobacco per peice to RICHARD HENWOOD and THOMAS WEEDON for their attendance at Court in suit depending between him and John Story with costs ..
      pp. 219a-220 IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen. I HENRY THOMPSON of Stafford County Gentl, beinge sicke of body but of sounde & pfect memory the Lord & praise be to Allmighty God doe make & nominate this my last Will and Testament in manner & forme followinge
      Impmis. I committ my body to ye Earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner & my Soull to God Allmighty who gave it in certaine hope of a joy-full resurreccon to eternall life, first of all my worldly Estate be it whatsoever may bee found I hereby appoint my trustie friende JOHN WAUGH Clarke, my whole & sole Executor to this my last Will and Testament
      Imprimis I devise & bequeath three hundred acres of land lyeinge & beinge upon POHICKE CREEKE to bee equallie divided between RICH: & ALEXR. WAUGH, Sons of JOHN WAUGH abovesaid to them and their heires for ever. Also I give bequeath that plantacon & tract of land at COCK PITT POYNT to ANN WAUGH Daughter to JOHN WAUGH abovesaid & to ye heires of her body begott & for want of such to RICHD. & ALEXR, WAUGH abovesaid & to ye heires of their bodies, I alsoe give & bequeath that tract & Evident of land Iyeinge upon POWELLS RUN containinge about three hundred acres unto ye three Eldest Sonns now liveinge of JOHN SIMPSON in OCOUIA CREEKE Scotchman to them & their heires for ever.
      I Will and bequeath two Rings a Mourninge Ringeh wth ye posie (prepare as follow), & ye other wth ye posie (My love to ye shall Endless bee) these two abovesaid I devise and give to ELIZA, Wife of JOHN WAUGH abovesaid, Likewise I will and Bequeath to MARY WILLIAMS now resideinge upon this Plantacon my horse Turk wth bridle & Saddle & two thousand poundes of good Tobacco to bee instantley & conveniently paid her after my decease.
      I give & Will to HENRY MAN Son of JAMES MAN two young Heifers two yeares old
      Item l give to Mr. ROBERT COLLE one barren Cow and what Sows 1 have now pastureinge upon this Plaantacon.
      Item I give to Mr, COLLES one Cow Mare & one Stear of three yeares old runninge on EDWARD HOLMES Plantacon next Springe
      Item I give & bequeath to WILLIAM HURDY my gunne &small chest
      Item 1 give will &devise to ye CHURCH of STAFFORD CHURCH ten 1 pounds Sterl to bee by ye Minister & Church Wardens laid out in plate for ye BLESSED SACRAMT. & other necessaries for ye Service of God & ornament of ye abovesaid Church att ye head of POTOMACK CREEKE
      Item l give and bequeath to THOMAS KEMP what Tobacco he is indebted to me & one pott & one fryinge pan
      Item I give & bequeath to PATRICK HUME my Horse named Tobie branded "DM" Item I give and devise to JOHN GOWRY one beaver hatt light colored stuffe mans coate & pr of plush breeches
      Item unto JOHN SIMPSON Scotchman abovesaid one Broad Cloth co ate darke coloured, one pair of frieze breeches
      Item I give to THOMAS ELZEY JUNR one halfe of my bookes and ye other halfe I give to ye Wife of Mr. ROBERT COLLES,
      Item I give to WM. (blank) one serge Coate, one prof leather drawers, one prof shoes, one prof stockings seven yards of blew linnen.
      I further give to JOHN SIMPSON abovesd one Horse named Spete branded wth ye figure upon ye shoulder
      Item I will & bequeath to JOSEPH HENSON one Semiter with a black hilt
      Item I give & bequeath to THOMAS ELZEY SENR. one case of Pistolls & holsters & one semiter wth a place hilt & heft belongings to it wth plate buckles
      Item I give & Will to Capa. GEORGE MASON my Cane wth a Silver head
      Item I will & desire that one large Seale tinge off twentie shillings price be delivered to JOSEPH ye Son of JOHN WAUGH abovesaid
      item I give to RICHARD MARTYNE one Mare wch I bought of JAMES GALLAWAY branded with three brands
      In Wittness whereof I sett my hande & Seale this twenty third day of October 1691 In presence of ROBERT COLLES, HEN. THOMPSON JOHN GOWRY. MARY WILLIAMS
      The above said Will of ye aforesaid HENRY THOMPSON was sufficiently proved in Court by Mr JOHN WAUGH Clerke Exror appointed & nominated in ye said Will on ye oathes of ROBERT COLLES. JOHN GOWRY & MARY WILLIAMS Wittnesses to ye said Will Subscribed on ye 13th day of November 1691 and was then recorded
      p. 227a The Deposition of JAMES MANN aged about forty & two yeares in a Suite depen dinge between Mr, JOHN WAUGH Executr. to ye Estate of HENRY THOMPSON deced and Capa. WILLIAM DOWNINGE in an action of Debt due by Accompt from ye said Capa. DOWNINGE to ye Estate of ye said HENRY THOMPSON who deposeth & saith that not longe before ye death of ye said HENRY THOMPSON yor Depont beinge an his house when hee desired to come to Accompt wth Mr. DOWNINGE and there did appeare to bee due to him upon ye ballance from ye said summe of foure thousand four hundred & eight pounds of Tobacco wch ye said Mr. DOWNINGE did then not disowne and further saith not as Wittness my hande
      Juratt in Curia Febry 12th 1691/2 JAMES MANN
      then recorded further the Depont deposeth that Capa. DOWNINGE went away immediately because that HENRY THOMPSON would not allow him for a year accommodacion
      1699-1709 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page. 251-252 To all Christian People .. this 10th day Decr. 1703 .. Now Know ye I GEORGE MONK of St.. Pauls Parish in Stafford County for consideration of 10,000 pounds of everyway well conditioned Tobo. in cask in hand paid by JAMES MANN of Overwharton Parish in the county aforesaid .. do sell unto James Mann a parcel of land contd. 150 acres lying the head of Potomack Creek & being one half of 300 acres GEORGE LILLES {LYLES} purchased of Mr. ROBERT ALEXANDER Son & heir of JOHN ALEXANDER & by my Father JAMES MONK purchased of said Lilies by deed dated 1683 and acknowledged in Stafford Court the 30th day October 1683 & descending unto me by being Son & heir to my Father .. Presence Joseph Sumner, George Monk
      Joshua Davis
      At a Court held 14th Decr 1704, George Monk in person acknowledged this safe of land to James Mann and the same ordered to be recorded & truly recorded.
      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber E; 1740 - 1741; pp 263-267
      THIS INDENTURE made the tenth and eleventh day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & forty between WILLIAM GREGSBY of the Parish of Overwharton in the County of STAFFORD Planter & URSLEY his Wife of one part and JOHN FOLEY JUNR. of the same Parish & County Planter of other part Witnesseth that the said WILLIAM GREGSBY & URSLEY his Wife for sum of Ten pound:, of Current money have sold unto the said JOHN FOLEY in his actual possession now being by vertue of Bargain & Sale to him made for one year and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession all that parcel of land being upon the Branches of NEAPSCO in the County of Prince William containing in the whole seventy five acres of land being part of a PATENT of one hundred & fifty acres of land granted unto JOHN WALLIS bearing date the ninth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred ninety & eight and by the said JOHN WALLIS sold unto JAMES MANN by an Assignment endorsed on the back of the said PATENT bearing date the eleventh day of November 1695, as in & by the same duly Recorded on the Records of STAFFORD COUNTY which said one hundred & fifty acres of land the said JAMES MANN by his last Will & TESTAMENT in Writing did give & bequeath unto his Daughters MARGARET & URSLEY MANN which said URSLEY is now wife of the said WILLIAM GREGSBY party to these presents as in & by the said Will now remaining amongst the Records of STAFFORD COUNTY, Beginning at a white Oak on a Ridge in THOMAS GREGs line & so runing along according to the several courses of the said PATENT, Together with all houses & privileges To Have and To Hold the said land and premises aforsd unto said JOHN FOLEY his heirs and assignes for ever In Witness whereof the said WILLIAM GRIGSBY and URSLEY his Wife have set their hands & Seals
      in presence of VAL, PEYTON, WILLIAM GRIGSBY
      At a Court held for Prince William County May the 25th 1741
      WILLIAM GREGSBY & URSLEY his Wife, she being first privately Examined. acknowledged this Lease and Release to be their act and deed and it was admitted to Record

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      LANCASTER COUNTY DEEDS & WILLS 1661-1666; Antient Press; Page 345
      Lancaster County Court 12th of June 1665

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