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

Rice Curtis

Male 1681 - 1753  (72 years)


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  • Name Rice Curtis 
    Born 4 Nov 1681  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Nov 1753  Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I044692  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father Giles Curtis,   b. Bef 1661, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1700, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years) 
    Mother Mary MNU Curtis,   b. Bef 1665,   d. Bef 1700, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 35 years) 
    Married Bef 1681  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F24498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Morris,   b. Abt 1674, Denbigh Parish, Warwick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1755, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 1703  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rice Curtis,   b. 3 Sep 1704, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1774, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F16378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1749-1759 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book B; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      CURTIS, RICE, Senr., Spotsylvania Co., d. Jan. 22, 1749-50 (nuncupative will). Leg. "A direction or instruction given to me by my father, for the division or disposal of his estate after his death, this 22nd day of Jan. 1749-50.
      1st. that the slaves that Mr. Philip Vincent Vass have in his possession to be settled to him and his children as was purposed when delivered, and after my mother's death, to deliver to the said Vass his desk.
      2nd. that Mr. Henry Pendleton have the negro slaves that he have in his possession settled to him, together with a young negro wench about fourteen years old, to be bought for that purpose, and to deliver to him his looking glass.
      3rd. that fifty pounds be raised by the profits of the estate and that sum laid out for two young negro girls to be settled on my son Rice Curtis. 4th. that my negroes Cate and Little, with their present and further increase, be equally divided among my three youngest daughters, division to be as they come to age or marry, if I think fit or otherwise at my death. Lastly, all the remainder to myself after my mother's death, both real and personal. The above is what I desire to be done by my son or who he shall leave for that purpose. Day and year above written." Sig. "Rice Curtis, Senr."
      "I do hereby certify that I resign all my right and title to the administration of my decd. husband's estate, as witness my hand this 5th day of Nov. 1753." X mark of Elizabeth Curtis.
      Rice Curtis, Adms. with the will annexed of Rice Curtis, Gentl. decd. with William Waller, his security, bond dated and recorded, Nov. 6, 1753. (Page 171)
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      1722-1749 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book A, Guardian Bonds; [William Armstrong Crozier]; £200 Rice Curtis, guard. to Thomas Merry, Rice Curtis, Jr. sec. Aug. 4, 1730.
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      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 15)
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of November 1699 truely recorded THIS INDENTURE made ye 5th day of October in ye year of our Lord God One thousand six hundred ninety & nine Between GILES CURTIS of ye County of MIDDLESEX, Planter, of ye one part & WILLIAM HUDSON of ye County of Essex, Planter, of ye other part. Witnesseth that ye said GILES CURTIS for a valuable sum to be paid on demand hath sold unto ye sd WM: HUDSON his heirs & assignes Two hundred acres of land being prt of a parcell of land formerly Mr. NICHOLAS COCKE bounded on ye land of Mr. COCKE & on ye land of HENRY WOODNOT and rutting along ye DRAGON SWAMP side, To have & to hold all & every the hereby sold premisses with their appurtenances to him ye said WILLIAM HUDSON his heirs & assignes for ever together with all woods water fishing fowling hawking & all other rights to ye same belonging and ye said GILES CURTIS doth for himselfe grant & agree that ye sd premisses free & clear from all other sales & incumbrances And that he ye sd WM. HUDSON his heirs or assignes shall peaceably hold & enjoy ye sd premisses without ye trouble or denial of him ye sd GILES CURTIS his heirs or any claiming under him In Witness whereof ye sd GILES CURTIS hath hereunto set my hand & seale ye day & year first above written Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of CHRISTOPHER BERNARD, GILES CURTIS
      RICE CURTIS
      RICE CURTIS by vertue of a Power of Attorney from GILES CURTIS acknowledged this Deed of Sale in Essex County Court ye 10th day of November 1699
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I GILES CURTIS of ye County of MIDDLESEX doth impower & demise my well beloved Son, RICE CURTIS, to be my true good & lawfull Attorney with warranty to acknowledge two hundred acres of land in ye County of
      Essex as by Deed will appear as Witness my hand & seale ye fourth of November 1699
      Test JOHN COGLON, GILES CURTIS
      RICE CURTIS
      Prov'd in Essex County Court ye 10th day of November 1699 by ye oathes of ye Witnesses hereto truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 62-63
      THIS INDENTURE made the 5 day of October in the yeare of or: Lord God One thousand six hundred ninety and nine Betweene GILLES CURTIS of the County of MIDDX., Planter, of the one party, WILLIAM HUDSON of the County of Essex, Planter, of the other party Witnesseth that the sd GILES CURTIS for a valuable sume to be paid on demand hath granted unto the said WILLIAM HUDSON his heires and assignes Two hundred acres of land being part of a parcell of land formerly Mr. NICHOLAS COCKE bounded on the land of Mr, COCKE and on the land of HENRY WOODNOTT and tuning alonge the DRAGON SWAMP side To have and to hold all the hereby sould premisses with their appurtenances to him the said WILLIAM HUDSON his heires and assignes for ever together with all woods waters and all other rights to the same belonging & the said WILLIAM HUDSON his heires paying the Kings Quit Rents therefore due and acostomed and the said GILES CURTIS doth for himselfe his heires promise that the sd p:misses with their app tenances cleare from all other sales and incumbrances and that he the said WILLIAM HUDSON shall quietly and for ever enjoy all the said hereby sould pr:misses and the rights belonging without the lawful! trouble or denial of him his heires or any clayming under him, In Witness whereof the said GILES CURTIS hath hereunto sett my hand and seale
      Signed sealed & delivered in pr:sence of
      CHRISTOPHER BERNARD, GILES CURTIS
      RICE CURTIS
      RICE CURTIS by virtue of a Power of Attorney from GILES CURTIS acknowledged this Deed of Sale in Essex County Court ye 10th day of November 1699 and the same is duely recorded
      KNOW ALL MEN that WM. HUDSON of Essex County my heirs doe bargaine sell & make over unto GILES CURTIS of MIDLESEX County his heires &c. all that p:cell of land within mentioned with warranty from any claimes from any persons that may lay any claime to any pte: of the said land under me and acknowledge the same in Court held for the County of Essex wth: my Wife then and there to acknowledge her right of Dower in the within mentioned land In Witness whereof I hereunto sett my hand and seale this 23d day of November 1700
      Signed sealed in pr:sence of
      THOMAS MERIWETHER, WILLIAM HUDSON
      RICE CURTIS
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court the 11th day of December 1700 & truely recorded
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      1707-1708 Middlesex Co Va Order Book 4; Antient Press: (Page 127)
      Middlesex County Court 8th of July 1707
      - CURTIS to be summoned Ordered RICE CURTIS be summoned to ye next Court to give security for ye Estate of ye Orphants of PETER MOUNTAGUE, deced
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      1703-1709 Middlesex Co Va Deed Book 3; Antient Press: (Page 15)
      THESE PRESENTS WITNESSETH that I RICE CURTIS of the County of Middlesex for the love and respect I have for my Wife ELIZABETH CURTIS I doe freely give unto THOMAS MOUNTAGUE Son of PETER MOUNTAGUE deceased one good feather bed and furniture and I also give unto PETER MOUNTAGUE Son of the above named Peter Mountague one good feather bed and furniture it being a Deed of Gift which I do acknowledge my selfe or heirs to pay and deliver unto the above sd Thomas and Peter when they are at age of one and twenty years as Witness whereof I have hereunto set
      my hand and seal this 9th day of December 1703.
      Witnesseth WM. BRESSIE, Rice Curtis
      THOMAS MERRY JUNR
      At a Court held for Middlesex County the 7th day of February 1703
      Rice Curtis came into Court and acknowledged this his deed to Thomas & Peter Mountague which is admitted to record
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      1703-1709 Middlesex Co Va Deed Book 3; Antient Press: (Page 15)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I PAUL THILMAN Subsherriff of MiddlesexCounty Court haveing seized a mulatto man called GEORGE HOOPER belonging to the Estate of Mr. MAURICE COCK late deced by virtue of a Judgment and Execution obtained by RICE CURTIS Grandson and Legatee of the late JANE COCK Deced against ye Estate of the said Mr. Cock deced in the hands of Mr. GARRETT MINOR being valued and appraised at Twenty nine pounds Sterling money have sold unto said Mr. Garrett Minor the mullato man called George Hooper against the claime of the said Judgment and Execution as Witness my hand and Seal this 15th day of June 1702 Witness PETER MOUNTAGUE, Paul Thilman
      WILLIAM MOUNTAGUE JUNIOR
      At a Court held for the County of Middlexex the 7th of February 1703
      Garrett Minor presented this paper signed by Paul Thilman which is admitted to record
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      1725-1728 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 348,
      THIS INDENTURE made the Second day of December in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty eight; Between RICHARD BOOKER of the Parish of Bruton in County of JAMES CITY of one part and RICE CURTIS of the Parish of Christ Church in County of MIDDLESEX of the other part; Witnesseth that RICHARD BOOKER in consideration of sure of one hundred pounds currant money of Virginia to him in hand already paid by RICE CURTIS the receipt whereof RICHARD BOOKER doth acknowledge hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto RICE CURTIS his heirs all that tract of land or woodland ground containing five hundred acres scituate in the County of Spotsylvania and bounded; Beginning at two red Oaks and a Hickory standing on North side the Stone House near MATTAPONY being the upper end of a tract of land belonging to THOMAS EDWARDS, thence along the back line according to the Pattent to a grate Branch called GREEN's BRANCH so down the said Branch its severall courses to the River, thence down the River the severall courses to the place it began and all so two hundred acres of the said five hundred acres of land beginning on the South side the said River at the mouth of a small Branch right over against the first beginning, thence up the River two hundred poles, thence back in the woods at a right angle from the River one hundred and sixty poles to include the said two hundred acres of land together with all rents and services, To have and to hold the five hundred acres of land and premises with appurtenances unto RICE CURTIS his heirs and RICHARD BOOKER his heirs shall warrant and for ever defend by these presents the quit rents hereafter to become due and payable to Our Sovereign Lord the King his heirs only excepted, In Witness whereof the party first above named interchangeably have sett their hands and seals the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presents of
      WILLIAM BOOKER RICHARD BOOKER
      SAMUEL BARTLETT
      ANDREW his mark DONNASON
      Memorandum; That full and peaceable possession and seisen of the tract of land within mentioned was given and delivered by turf and twigg by RICHARD BOOKER unto the within mentioned RICE CURTIS to hold to him his heirs according to the tenor purport true intent and meaning of the Indenture written in presents of
      WILLIAM BOOKER RICHARD BOOKER
      SAMUEL BARTLETT
      ANDREW his mark DONNASON
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County December the Third 1728
      RICHARD BOOKER, Gent. acknowledged this his Deed for Land unto RICE CURTIS likewise acknowledged the Livery and Seisen of the said Deed unto the said RICE CURTIS which at the motion of WILLIAM JOHNSON, Gent., in behalf of the said CURTIS the same was admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
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      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 34
      Spotsylvania County Court 4th of May 1731
      - On motion of Mr. RICE CURTIS, he having Liberty between this and the last of September next to pin down the plank of the Bridge over the RIVER PO by Mr. SNELLs (it being now green) the said CURTIS keeping the said Bridge passable in the meantime
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      1731-1734 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book B; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Mar. 14, 1731. Rice Curtis of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., planter, to John Minor of St. Mark's Par., Spts. Co., planter. £60 ster., 600 a. in Spts. Co. part of pat. granted Thos. Chew June 16, 1727, and sold by sd. Chew to sd. Curtis as by deed Oct. 19, 1727. R. Curtis, Jr., Peter Montague, Robert Elless. Octr. 3, 1732.
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      1731-1734 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book B; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      March 14,1731. Rice Curtis of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., planter, to John Douglass of St. Mark's Par., Spts. Co., planter. £20 ster., 195 a. in Spts. Co. R. Curtis, Jr., Peter Montague, Robt x Elless. Octr. 3, 1732.
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      1731-1734 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book B; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      April 3, 1733. Thomas Chew (the elder son and heir of Larkin Chew, Gent., Decd.) of Spts. Co. to Rice Curtis (the assignee of Wm. Hansford, Gent., the assignee of Samuel Short) of the same county. £20 ster., 611 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. part of pat. granted Larkin Chew June 4, 1722. Anthony Thornton, G. Lightfoot, John Minor. April 3, 1733.
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      June 3, 1735. Rice Curtis of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to Thomas Merry of Par. and County afsd. 180 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., part of pat. granted Larkin Chew, Decd., June 4, 1722, and sold by his son and heir, Thomas Chew, Gent., to sd. Curtis, as by deeds, April 2, 1733, etc. R. Curtis, Junr.; Peter Montague, John Wood. June 3, 1735.
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      June 3, 1735. Rice Curtis of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to Peter Montague of Par. and Co. afsd. 228 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co.—part of pat. granted Larkin Chew, Decd., June 4, 1722, and conveyed by Thomas Chew, his son and heir, to sd. Curtis, as by deeds, April 2, 1733. R. Curtis, Junr., Thomas Merry, John Wood. June 3, 1735.
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      June 3, 1735. Rice Curtis of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to John Wood of Par. and Co. afsd. 100 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co.—part of pat. to Larkin Chew, decd., June 4, 1722, and conveyed by Thomas Chew, his son and heir to sd. Curtis, as by Deeds, April 2, 1733. R. Curtis, Junr., Peter Montague, Thos. Merry. June 3, 1735.
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      June 3, 1735. Rice Curtis of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to Thomas Merry of Par. and County afsd. 180 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., part of pat. granted Larkin Chew, Decd., June 4, 1722, and sold by his son and heir, Thomas Chew, Gent., to sd. Curtis, as by deeds, April 2, 1733, etc. R. Curtis, Junr.; Peter Montague, John Wood. June 3, 1735.
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      1731-1734 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book B; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Feby. 7, 1733. William Hutcherson of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to Rice Curtis of same par. and county. £22 curr., 100 a. (part of pat. granted Larkin Chew, deed., June 4, 1722, and conveyed by sd. Chew to sd. Hutcherson by deeds------------) in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. R. Curtis, junr., Peter
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      June 3, 1735. Rice Curtis of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to Peter Montague of Par. and Co. afsd. 228 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. part of pat. granted Larkin Chew, Decd., June 4, 1722, and conveyed by Thomas Chew, his son and heir, to sd. Curtis, as by deeds, April 2, 1733. R. Curtis, Junr., Thomas Merry, John Wood. June 3, 1735.
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      June 3, 1735. Rice Curtis of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to John Wood of Par. and Co. afsd. 100 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. part of pat. to Larkin Chew, decd., June 4, 1722, and conveyed by Thomas Chew, his son and heir to sd. Curtis, as by Deeds, April 2, 1733. R. Curtis, Junr., Peter Montague, Thos. Merry. June 3, 1735.
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      1734-1737 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 1; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 9-12.
      10-20 May 1735. Rice Curtis Senr. of. Spotsylania County to Thomas Chew of Orange County. Lease and release; for 60 sterl 600 acres on the vast side of the little mountains and on both sides of blew run and adjoining to the line that divides this county from Hanover County, also adjoining the lands of Mr. John Minor, George Homes and Alexander Cleaveland, on which the said Chew have built a house, part of a patent granted to Thomas Chew for 1600 acres and by Chew sold by Curtis and by Curtis sold again to Chew, part thereof, now in the occupation of said Thomas Chew. ... in the county line between Orange County and Hannover County on the upper side of the little mountains and on the west side of a small branch, corner to Mr. John Minor ... corner to John Duglasses standing on the bank of blew run ... at the foot of a hill corner to Alexander Cleveland ...
      Rice Curtis
      Wit: G. Lightfoot, Jno. Lightfoot, James Porteus.
      20 May 1735. Acknowledged by Rice Curtis, Senr.
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      1734-1737 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 1; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 13-16.
      7-18 March 1734 [1735]. Rice Curtis Senr. of Spotsylvania County, Gent., to John Cleveland of same, planter. Lease and release; 2000 pounds of tobacco. 100 acres on the branches of Blew Run and adjoining the lands of Thomas Chew, Alexander Cleveland junr. and Hancock Lee, part of a patent for 1600 acres taken up by Thomas Chew and by him sold to Mr. Rice Curtis Senr. and by said Rice Curtis sold to John Cleveland ... corner to Alexander Cleveland ... corner to Mr. Hancock Lee ...
      Rice Curtis
      Wit: John Thorpe, Thos. Merry, Grace (X) Cleveland. 20 May 1735. Acknowledged by Rice Curtis, Senr.
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      1734-1737 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 1; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 16-19.
      17-18 March 1734 [1735]. Rice Curtis Senr. of Spotsylvania County, Gent., to Alexander Cleveland Junr. of same, planter. Lease and release; 2000 pounds of tobacco.
      100 acres on the branches of Blew Run and adjoining Thomas Chew, John Duglas and Hancock Lee, part of a patent for 1600 acres taken up by Thomas Chew and by him sold to Mr. Rice Curtis Senr. and by said Rice Curtis Senr. sold to Alexander Cleveland Junr. ... in John Duglasses line at the foot of a hill on the north side of blew run corner to Thomas Chew ... corner to John Cleveland
      Rice Curtis
      Wit: John Thorp, Thos. Merry, Grace (X) Clevland. 20 May 1735. Acknowledged by Rice Curtis Senr.
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      May 4, 1741. Rice Curtis of St. Geo. Par., Spts Co., to John Parrish of sd. Par. and County. £50 curr. 200 a. in Spts Co. Philip Vincent Vass, Thos. Merry, R. Curtis, Junr. June 2, 1741.
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Nov. 5, 1753. Elizabeth x Curtis, widow and relict of Rice Curtis, the Elder, late of Spts. Co., Gent., Decd.; to her son, Rice Curtis; her part of water grist mill, the Dam and appurtenances belonging in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., on River Po, etc., late the property of Rice Curtis, Decd. Witnesses, Philip Vincent Vass, Anthony Samuel], Senr.; Henry Pendleton, Greensbe Waggoner, Mary Samuel. Novr. 6, 1753.

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