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

Nathaniel Gray

Male Bef 1675 - 1743  (> 68 years)


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  • Name Nathaniel Gray 
    Born Bef 1675  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Apr 1743  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I048776  Tree1
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 

    Father Francis Gray,   b. 1646, St. George's Hundred, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1687, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Sarah Jones,   b. Abt 1650, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1716 and 1733, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married Bef 1675  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Beard,   b. Bef 1689, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1733, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years) 
    Married Bef 1705  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Gray,   b. Bef 1694, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1714, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Executor Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years)
     2. Sarah Gray,   b. Abt 1705, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
     3. Margaret Gray,   b. Abt 1705, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Francis Gray,   b. Abt 1705, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1773, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     5. Mary Gray,   b. Abt 1705, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. George Gray,   b. Bef 1712, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1782, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 70 years)
     7. Nathaniel Gray,   b. Bef 1714, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1781, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 69 years)
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F11475  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 9; 1742-1745 {Antient Press}: pp 303
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen. I NATHANIEL GRAY, SENR., of County of Westmoreland & Parish Washington being sick and weak but of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testment in manner and form following,
      Imprs. I give and bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God not doubting but at the General Resurrection to same to receive again by Almighty power, And my body I give to the Earth to be buryed at the discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned, And as for my worldly Estate, I give in manner following;
      Imprimis. I give to my Son, NATHANIEL GRAY, all my Land in STAFFORD County and to the male heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten, in failour of such heir, the said Land to be and remain at his my said Son's disposal; And all the rest of my Estate in STAFFORD County of what kindsoever that am in any wise Intitled to, I give unto my said Son, NATHANIEL GRAY, and to his disposal. I give unto my Son, NATHANIEL GRAY, one fourth part of the new goods and that to be his full part or portion of my Estate;
      Imprs. I give to my Son, GEORGE GRAY, half that land in the IRISH NECK that he now lives in his own possession to be divid by the Old Road;
      Imprs. My will and pleasure is that my said Son, GEORGE GRAY, shall have the use and occupation of that Land where he now liveth bounded as followeth: Begining at WASHINGTON's MILL along the Main Road to the Land of Old JOHN WHITE, deceased, thence to the Land of BERNARD and along BERNARD's line to WHITE's MILL, thence from the said Mill along Dam to the corner tree, THOMAS CHANCELLER, along CHANCELLER's line to the aforesaid WASHINGTON's MILL for him my said Son, GEORGE GRAY, to occupy and possess during his natural life and then to fall to my Grandson, NATHANIEL GRAY. and to the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten and in failour of such heirs to fall to the next male heir of my Son, GEORGE GRAY, lawfully to be begotten, and in failour of such heirs to fall to the right heir of me, NATHANIEL GRAY;
      Imprs. I give to my said Son, GEORGE GRAY, all that part of that personal Estate that is now possessed with thats to say seven Negroes, Sam, Aaron, Joe, Little Peter, Old Cate, Young Cate and Old Peter; I give to my Son, GEORGE GRAY, one fourth part of the new Goods, and that to be his full part or claim to any part of my Estate;
      Imprs. I give unto my Daughter, SARAH STROTHER, Five thousand pounds of Crop Tobacco to be paid her immediately after my decease;
      Imprs. My Will and pleasure is that my Daughter, SARAH, shall be no ways disturb'd nor mislested of or from that place where she now dwell during her natural life;
      Imprs. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter, MARGARET GRAY, all the furniture thats down at the New House in what kindsoever. I give to my Daughter, MARGARET, two new father beds and furniture with eight cows and calfs and one persil of new pewter called Peggy's Puter, and one Chest of Draws, one Horse call'd Spright & Saddle. My Will and pleasure that she may be paid fifty pounds cash formerly given by Deed to uses; I give to my Daughter, MARGARET, fifty pounds cash more, I give to my Daughter, MARGARET, one Negroe girl called Nan, and one Negroe Boy called Ben, when they can be spared by or from my Wife and that to be her full part of my Estate, excepting a fourth part of the new Goods
      Imprs. I give to my Son, FRANS: GRAY, that part of Land in the IRISH NECK from the Old Road to the River to him and his lawfull disposal if he departs life before he arive to the age of twenty one years or in failour of male heirs lawfully to be begotten, the said Land to fall to my Son, GEORGE GRAY, and the male heir of his body lawfully to be begotten,
      Imprs. I give to my Son, FRANCIS GRAY. all this part land where I now dwell from the corner tree of THOMAS CHANCELLER to WASHINGTON's MILL so along the Main Road to WHITE's line (alias BLACKMORE), along the said line to antien corner tree of THOMAS BOYCE, from thence along the line of WILLIAM TYLER and JARRTT, FOARD, along FOARD's line to include all the land bought of JOB SYMS and every part and persil, thence up ROSIERS CREEK several courses and meanders of the said Creek to the begining Corner; I give to my Son, FRANCIS GRAY, Nine Negroes, thats to say, Negroe Mingoe, Teany, Team, Tom, Jackes, Winny and her three Children, wch: is Prince, Doll and Will.
      Imprs. I give to my Son, FRANCIS GRAY, the rest of my personall Estate not already mentioned in my Will, Horses, Hoggs, Cattle & house furniture of all kind, old pewter and new pewter as it now stands he paying my Daughter, MARGARET, that is already mentioned to her (two feather bode and furniture & eight cnw and calves and One hundred pounds cash). My Will and pleasure is the Cash and Cash Debts is safly to be kept under the care of my Loveing Wife and my Son, FRANCIS GRAY, for the support of her my Loveing Wife, provided she makes use of any but towards her own maintainence or support. My Will and pleasure is that my Loving Wife may not be hindered or debarr'd of an handsom maintainance according to her own likeing and that she may have the use and command of every thing belonging to this Plantation where she now lives dureing her natural life and after her decease every part and persil to fall to my Son, FRANCIS GRAY, as aforementioned;
      Imprs. I appoint my Loving Friend, WILLIAM STROTHER, whole & sole Executor to this my Will and Testment; As Witness my hand and seal this Twenty six day of March Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and forty three Sign'd Seal'd & delivered in the presence of
      G. BLACKMORE, SAML, DAVIS, NATHANIEL GRAY
      JEAMES his mark MARSHALL
      Westmorland Sct. At a Court held for the said County the 26th day of April 1743
      This Last Will and Testament of NATHANIEL GRAY, deceased, was presented into Court by WILLIAM STROTHER, his Executor in the said Will named who made Oath thereto, and being proved by the Oaths of GEORGE BLACKMORE, SAMUEL DAVIS and JAMES MARSHALL, witnesses thereto, is admitted to Record; And upon the motion of the said Executor and his performing what is usual in such cases, Certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form
      Recorded the Third day of May 1743, pr. G. L, C. C. W.
      Test GEORGE LEE, C. C, W.

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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS p. 240 At a Court held for the said County the llth day &. 12 day of October 1704 Know all men .. that I NATHANIEL GRAY of Washington in the County of Westmoreland Planter do for valuable consideration .. from THOMAS KITCHING of the parish of Saint Paul county of Stafford Planter .. have sold my right Title & interest of a certain piece of land situate lying & being in the parish of St. Pauls in county Stafford it being land now lying undivided between WILLIAM BALTROP of the parish & county aforesaid and Nathanl. Gray aforesaid and now under the tenure and occupation of the said Thomas Kitching by estimation 510 acres be it more or less which by Pattent may more at large appear and is bounded .. beginning at a marked Oak on the East side & towards the head of upper Nachotick Creek standing by the Creek and extending along the land line of a parcel of land belonging to NATHANIEL JONES and so on as by Pattent may more at large appear this 11th day of October 1704.
      Nath. Gray
      Presence Charles Dark,
      Jos. Weeden
      Acknowledged in Cur by Nathaniel Gray in proper person the 11th day October1704 & ordered to be recorded.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp. 473-475
      This Indenture made the 20th day of Augt 1709 between THOMAS KITCHING of parish St. Pauls in county Stafford Yeoman of the one part and NATHL. GRAY of Washington in county Westmoreland yeoman Witnesseth that said Nathl, Gray in consideration the sum of five shillings of true and lawful money of Great Britain to him in hand paid by Thomas Kitching .. hath sold half part of a certain parcel of land containing 460 acres as per deed of sale duly Executed from JARVIS DODSON to NATHL. JONES bearing date 31st day August 1660 may more fully appear .. by said NATHL. JONES given and bequeathed to his daughters by his last will and testament dated the third of July 1682 to be equally divided amongst his said daughters which one of his said daughters named SARAH JONES & from the said Sarah Jones the said half part of the said land came & descended to me the said NATHANIEL GRAY Eldest son & heir to said Sarah Jones and since divided and laid out by agreement by THOMAS GREGG Surveyor of the County of Stafford and the half part allotted and laid out at the lower end of the said 460 acres my part belonging to me lying in St. Pauls Parish in county Stafford and bounded .. beginning at a marked beech standing on the East side of Machatick Crock toward the head thereof thence 120 pole along the line of another parcel of land that belongs to the said Nathl. Jones thence No. 148 po: to a markt hiccory the NW by a line to a Locust post thence West to a hiccory to Berrymans mill dam finally down the dam or creek to the first mentd station or beginning it being the half part of said 460 acres of land according to the Division on Platt drawn by Mr. Thomas Gregg Surveyor Presence Thos. Gregg,
      Thos. Waller
      This lease of land was acknowledged in Stafford County Court the 14th day September 1709 .. and the same is ordered to be recorded and is recorded
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1707-1709 {Antient Press}: pg 58
      Westmoreland County Court 29th of September 1708
      - NATHANIELL GRAY's Ackowledment to BUTLER NATHANIELL
      GRAY acknowledged a Deed of Feoffment from him to THOMAS BUTLER, JAMES BUTLER and ELIZABETH BUTLER, to bee his proper act and deed, And NATHANIELL POPE by a Power from MARY GRAY, Wife of sd NATHANIELL, relinquished her Right ofDower to the lands and premises mentioned
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1712-1714 {Antient Press}: pg 36
      Westmoreland County Court 28th ofJanuary 1712/13
      - BUTLER's Will proved
      The Last Will and Testament of JOHN BUTLER, deced., was presented into Court by KATHERINE, his Relict and WILLIAM BUTLER, Executors therein named, whoe made Oath thereto and being proved by the Oath of NATHANIEL GRAY, one ofthe wittnesses thereto, ia dmitted to Record; and on motion of the Executors and their performing what is usuall in such cases, Certifycate is granted them for obtaining a Probat thereofin due form, and they areordered to return an Inventory ofthe Decedent's Estate to the next Court upon Oath.It is also ordered that NATHANIEL GRAY, NICHOLAS DOWNTON, GARRAT FORD and THOMAS PRICE or any three ofthem being first sworn before ofher Majties Justices for this County, doe some tyme before the
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 136
      IN YE NAME OF GOD Amen. I DAVID BROWN of Westmoreland County being of perfect mind & memory thanks be to God for it, and calling to mind ye mortalytie of my body and knowing yt: it is appointed for all men to dye, doe make and ordaine this to be my Last Will and Testamt. as followeth, viz.
      Imprs. I give and bequeath my Soul into ye hands of my heavenly Father that gave it, nothing doubting but ye same to receive again at ye general! Resurrection by his Almighty power and my body I give to ye Earth my Mother to be decently buryed at ye discretion of my Exectrs: hereafter nomynated and appointed;
      km I give to my Grand Son, ORIGINALL BROWN, one hundred and fifty acres of land lying on the Southside of COVENTREE RUNN to him & his heirs lawfully begotten for ever, butt in case of no issue, then to fall to my Son, ORIGINALL BROWN and his heirs, And I desire that my Daughter, MARY BOWLING, may quietly possess ye sd, land until my Grand Son, ORIGINALL BROWN comes of age;
      Itm, I give to my two Sons, JNO: and WM: ye land I now live on in MACHOTIQUE, being already devided by a line of marked trees begining on ye land of JOHN WEEDEN and runing South East to a red Oak on ye line of NATHL: GRAY & the North side to my Son, JNO: & ye South side to my Son, WM., to them and their heirs for ever; And if either of them should dye without heir, then ye other or his heirs to Injoy ye sd. land for Ever, And in case they should both dye without heir, then to fall to my Son, ORIGINALL BROWN, and his heirs for ever;
      Itm. I give to my Son, WM: one Dutch Chest and one Gunn;
      Itm. I give to my Son, ORIGINALL, Six yards of narrow Cloth and triming suitable to ye same;
      Um. I give to my Daughter, MARY BOWLING, five hundred pounds of tobbo: to be paid by my Executr: hereafter named:
      Itm. I give all ye rest of my p:sonall Estate, my lawfull Debts being first paid, to be equally devided without appraismt. between my two Sons, JNO: and WM.;
      Itm, I ordaine and appt. my two Sons, JNO: & WM: to be ye Executrs: of this my Last Will and Testamt. revoaking and disanuling all former Wills by me made, As Wittness my hand and seal this 8th day of July 1727
      Sign'd Seal'd & Did. in presence of JARRTT, FORD DAVID BROWN
      JEMIMA NORMAN,
      EDMD COMASKEY
      Westmorld. ss. At a Court held for the sd. County the 26th day of August 1730
      This Last Will and Testament of DAVID BROWN, deced., was presented into Court by JOHN and WILLIAM BROWN, his Sons and Executors therein named, who made Oath thereto, and being proved by the Oath of JARRTT. FORD and EDMUND COMASKEY, two of the witnesses thereto, is admitted to Record
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C, W.
      Recorded the fifteenth day of September 1730 G. T., C. C. W.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 168
      Parish of Washington in County of Westmorland, Planter, sendeth Greeting; KNOW YE that the sd. NATHANIEL GRAY in consideration of the natural love & affection which he hath and beareth unto his Children, NATHANIEL, GEORGE, FRANCIS, MARY & MARGARET GRAY, and for their better provision and advancement in this World; And also in consideration of the sum of Five shillings of lawfull money to him in hand paid by JOHN PRICE of the Parish and County aforesaid, Planter, the Receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge, said NATHANIEL GRAY hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOHN PRICE all those nine Negro slaves commonly called or known by the names of Gloster, Grace, Rose, Peter, Kate, Tom, Great Nan, Footman and Isaac; And also thirty head of black Cattle, three hundred weight of new Pewter, three brass kettles containing sixteen gallons each, nine iron potts, six ovall tables, four dozen & an half of English Cain and Rushia Leather Chairs, six feather beds and bolsters with curtains valiance quilts blankets Boulsters and sheets to each bed, three large looking glasses, one large new trunk, two Chest, three hundred yards of brown linen, three hundred yards of dowlas, three hundred yards of fine Scotch and Irish linen and one hundred pounds current money, all which Negros, goods, Chattles and money are now in the possession of NATHANIEL GRAY; To have and to hold the Negros, goods, chattles and money hereby sold or intended to be sold unto JOHN PRICE In Trust, and for the several uses and purposes herein after exprest; that is to say, In Trust to permit and suffer NATHANIEL GRAY to occupy possess and enjoy the Negros goods chattles andmoney during his natural life and after the decease of NATHANIEL GRAY then the nine.. Negro slaves and all other the goods and chattles herein mentioned (except the one hundred pounds current money) In Trust and for the sole use of NATHANIEL, GEORGE and FRANCIS GRAY, Sons of the said NATHANIEL GRAY, party to these presents to be equally divided among them; And as to the one hundred pounds In Trust, to and for the proper use of MARY and MARGARET GRAY, Daughters of NATHANIEL GRAY, party to these presents to be equally divided between them; But in case it shall happen that NATHANIEL, GEORGE, MARY and MARGARET GRAY or either of them shall depart this life before they attain the age of twenty one years, Then as to the part of the said Negros goods chattles and money of said Child or Children so dying, In Trust, and forthe proper use of FRANCIS GRAY, and to no other use; and NATHANIEL GRAY for himself his heirs cloth covenant and agree with JOHN PRICE by these presents that NATHANIEL GRAY the Negro slaves goods chattles and money hereby sold to JOHN PRICE against all persons shall warrant and for ever defend by these presents; In Witness whereof NATHANIEL GRAY hath to these presents sett his hand and seale the one and Thirtieth day of May in the fifth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c., And in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Thirty two
      Sealed and Delivered in presence of
      JOHN WAITS, NATHANIEL GRAY
      EDW. BARRADALL
      Westmorld. ss, At a Court held for the sd. County the 31st day of May 1732
      NATHANIEL GRAY personally acknowledged this Deed of Gift of Negros Cattle &c by him passed to JOHN PRICE in Trust, and to and for the uses of the Children of him the said
      NATHANIEL in the sd. Deed named to be his proper act and deed, which at his instance is admitted to Record Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W,
      Recorded the first day of June 1732, pr. G. T., C. C. W.
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=32&last=&g_p=G5&col lection=NN Grant
      Title Grey, Nathaniel.
      Publication 9 January 1714/1715.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 572 acres beg.g &c. upon the N. Wt. side of Attopin Creek, commonly called Rosierís Creek.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 5, 1713-1719, p. 32 (Reel 289).
      Recorded survey available. Northern Neck Grants No.5 1713-1719. (reverse).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=4&last=&g_p=GA&coll ection=NN Grant
      Title Gray, Nathaniel.
      Publication 15 February 1722/1723.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 100 acres escheat land formerly belonging to Daniel Sullivant, being part of a patent granted to John Beard, dated 1666.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants A, 1722-1726, p. 4, folio (Reel 290).
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      1724-1730 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book, Part 4; {Antient Press}:
      Spotsylvania County Court 2d of September 1729; Page 341
      - On petition of ABRAM FIELD Gent. to have a Dedimus Potestatem issue for the taking of NATHANIEL GRAYs Evedence of WESTMORELAND COUNTY (he being very ancient & unable to attend this Court) being the materiall Evedence for him in ye Tryall depending between him & JERIMIAH BRONAUGH JUNR. &ROSE his Wife, Admrs. with the Will annexed of JOHN DINWIDDIE deced, the same is granted & ordered that the Clerk do issue and direct one to BIRDINE ASHTON and JOHN ELLIOTT Gentn. to examine ye said GRAY (giving the Plantiff notice) and for them to make report thereof to the next Court

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