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

Dixy Ward

Male Abt 1671 - Aft 1691  (~ 20 years)

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  • Name Dixy Ward 
    Born Abt 1671  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft Nov 1691  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I048356  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 May 2019 

    Father Dixy Ward,   b. Bef 1658,   d. Abt 1672, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 14 years) 
    Family ID F10368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      pp. 221-221a TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come I DIXY WARD of Stafford County ye Sonne & Heire of DIXY WARD late of this County deced send Greetinge. Whereas my said Father DIXY WARD did in ye yeare 1671 imploy Mr. SAMLL. WYE Surveyor of Stafford Countie to survey One thousand three hundred and forty four acres of land for him att POWELLS RUN in ye County aforesaid puttinge in rights for ye same which accordingly was done by him ye said WYE boundeth as followeth Beginninge on ye South side of POWELLS RUNNE att a marked Pohickorie standinge near COLL, CORBYNs land & running WNW to a marked red oak & whence SSW to a marked red oake whence NNE to ye fore menconed Pohickorie, and forasmuch as in those days & for many yeares since ye office was shutt up as to Pattents for ye NORTHERN NECK sue that my said Father could not obtaine a Pattent for ye said Lande & not long after dyed leaveinge mee ye said DIXY WARD a Child, & now beinge arrived an full age. and haveinge ye right by Descent of what ever my said Father had in him Know Yee therefore that I ye said DIXY WARD for ye sume of Five thousand pounds of good Tobacco in Caske in hande paid me by EDWARD FORD & MATTHEW DYKE of CHARLES COUNTY in ye PROVINCE of MARYLAND have sold all my right to all & singular ye premises viz, ye said thirteene hundred forty four acres of lande ',thin ye said Survey TO THEM YE SAID EDWARD FOORD & MATTHEW DYKE their heires for ever so that it shall & may be lawfull for them to repaire to ye office of ye Right Honorable the PROPRIETORS of ye NORTHERN NECK & by venue of these presents to sue for deeds of conveyance Pat-tents or other Instruments to bee granted to them in their own names and lastley I do hereby covenant to give to them such further assurance of my right provided any such further assistance doe not containe greater Warranties then hereby are by my right to ye premises. In Wittness whereof I have sett my hande & Seale this third day of November 1691
      In presence of GEORGE BRENT. DIXY WARD
      I doe hereby appoynt ROBERT BRENT my Attorney to acknowledge this Deed in Stafford County Court Wittness my hande ye day above
      DIY WARD
      This above Deed of Sale was acknowledged in the County Court of Stafford by ROBERT BRENT Attorney of the said DIXY WARD unto Capt. GEORGE BRENT Attorney of EDWARD FOORD & MATTHEW DYKE on the 13th day of November 1691 and was then recorded

      Stafford Co VA Order Book 1692-1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      Page 300. Court held 15th September 1692
      194. ELIZABETH NIXON humbly complaining sheweth that whereas your Petr gave order to DIXY WARD to take a mare for your Petr with what increase he should finds with the said mare so it is may it Please your worships the said Ward did Take up a mare_of your Petr and a yearling mare filley which he the said mare cloth covenously detain and keep from your Petr wherefore I humbly pray that he may be ordered forthwith to deliver the said mare & filley to your Petr with costs.
      And now forasmuch as the said Elizabeth Nixon did not appear in Court to prosecute and maintain her said action Therefore Lis ordered that the said Elizabeth Nixon shall be nonsuit and shall pay unto Dixy Ward the sum fifty pounds of Tobacco with costs
      Stafford Co VA Order Book 1692-1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      Page 367 (cont). Court held 13th Jule 1693
      462. GEORGE CALVERT of the County afsd was attached to answer EDWARD FORD and MATTHEW DICKE both of Charles County in the Province of Maryland of a plea why he by force and arms & contrary to the peace etc into and upon a certain messuage plantation and Tract of land of the freehold of them the said Edward and Matthew scituate in the County of Stafford aforesaid have unlawfully entered to the great damage etc whereupon they the said Edward and Mathew in their proper Persons complain that whereas DIXY WARD SENR. late of the County Stafford deced did in the year 1671 by Mr. SAMUEL WYE then Surveyor of the said County survey and enter Rights for a certain dividend or tract of land containing 1844 acres scituate lying and being at or near Powells Run in the County of Stafford and the office for granting of Pattents in this Northern Neck being then and many years since shut up the said Dixy deced before any Patent for the same could be procured by whose death the Right and Priority of a Pattent thereto came and descended to Dixy Ward then an infant Son and heir of the said Dixy deced by reason whereof the right and Priority of a Patent for the sd Land became and was vested in the said Dixy the younger who being since attained to his full age did by deed dated the 8th day of November 1691 grant bargain and sell unto the said Edward and Matthew their heirs and assigns forever all the Right Title Interest of him the said Dixy of in and unto the said 1844 acres of land by reason whereof the aforesd Right and Reference of him the said Dixy became and Legally was vested in them the said Edward and Matthew their heirs and assigns as by the above recited deed may more fully and at large appear. Since which the said Edward and Mathew having recourse to the office of the Proprietors of this Northern Neck as afsd PHILIP LUDWELL Esgr. for and on the behalf of and as agent or attorney of the said Proprietors of this Northern Neck did by deed bearing date the 6th day of December 1692 grant the afsd tract of 1844 acres of land with all its rights members Jurisdictions and appurtenances to them the said Edward and Mathew their heirs and assigns forever as by the said deed may more fully and at large appear by vertue whereof the said Edward and Matthew became seized in their demesne as of fee of in and unto the same. Nevertheless the said George by force and armes into and upon the said dividend of land hath unlawfully possessed himself and with like force doth detains and keep whereby they are damnified and damage have reced to the value of twenty thousand pounds of Tobacco whereupon they bring their suit etc and pray the writ habere fs. Possessionem directed etc.
      And George Calvert the defendant came into Court and prayed Licence of Imparleance till the next Court which accordingly to him is granted and that then his plea be not wanting.

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