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

William Cheshire

Male Bef 1720 - Aft 1748  (> 30 years)

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  • Name William Cheshire 
    Born Bef 1720 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1748  Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I067282  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Father UFO Cheshire 
    Family ID F29596  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Holt,   b. Between 1700 and 1705, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1748, Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married Bef 1748  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F31418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith


      July 18, 1748 - William Cheshire of Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, and Ann his wife, the said Ann being daughter and coheir of William Holt late of Parish of Overwharton and County of Stafford, to George Mason of Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, 100 acres (description and history of ownership.)
      Source: Fairfax Co., Va. Deed Book B.

      1787 - William Chesshar is in the 1787 Personal Property Tax List of Prince William Co., Va.
      Source: Schreiner-Yantis, Netti, and Love, Florene, "The 1787 Census of Virginia."
      This indenture made this seventh day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight. Between THOMPSON RANDALPH, WILLIAM RANDALPH AND ELENDER his wife all of County of Prince William of one part and Richard Davis of said county of other part. Witnesseth that for the sum of twenty one pounds five shillings current money of Virginia in hand paid by Richard Davis by these presents THOMPSON RANDALPH, WILLIAM RANDALPH and his wife doth bargain and sell unto Richard Davis his heirs part of a tract of land containing forty two acres be the same more or less lying in county aforesaid beginning at a white oak on CEDAR RUN a corner tree of John Hooe’s tract of land he purchased of Mason on east side of a small branch thence south 30d east 130 poles to an oak stump in or by a corner to the tract of land that Joseph Williams now lives on belonging to Issac Farrow thence south 11d west 20 poles to a hicory a dividing tree between said Davis and !WILLIAM RANDALPH thence north 84d west 73 poles to a hickory and box oak corner tree to the land of said Davis purchased of Cornelius Kincheloe thence north 3d 30m west 124 poles to a yew tree on the bank of the said run. Thence down the run and binding therewith to the beginning together with all houses profits advantages to said forty two acres of land belonging. To have and to hold with the appurtenances unto Richard Davis his heirs free and clear from all manner and former incumbrances whatsoever and THOMPSON RANDALPH, WILLIAM RANDALPH and ELINDOR his wife do further warrant and defend forever from all persons. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the day and date first above written.Signed sealed and delivered in presence of: George Purcell THOMPSON RANDALPH John Waters WILLIAM RANDOLPH William Davis
      At a court held for prince William County the 7th day of July 1788.This deed with receipt thereon endorsed from THOMPSON RANDALPH, WILLIAM RANDALPH AND ELINDER his wife to Richard Davis (the Feme being first privately examined and consenting thereto) was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto subscribed and admitted to record.
      NOTE: {mm corrected:} Richard Davis married Elizabeth Holt . Elizabeth was the daughter of Wm Holt. Elizabeth’s sisters were Mary Ann Holt who married William Cheshire and Jane Holt was first married to John Farrow then 2nd Joseph Davis
      SOURCE: Prince William County Deed Book X, Pages 141 and 142, Abstract by Sparacio.
      This Indenture made sixteenth/seventeenth day January 1763 between GEORGE MASON of Gunston Hall in parish of Truro and County of Fairfax Gent. and ANN his wife of one part and JOHN SEMPLE of Charles County in province of Maryland Merchant of other part .. by deeds of lease and release .. Witnesseth that George Mason and Ann his wife for sum three hundred pounds Sterling money of Great Britain to them paid by John Semple .. hath sold all that parcel of land lying upon the north side of Occoquan river in County of Fairfax which was originally granted unto a certain JAMES GREGG by pattent from the Proprietors office bearing date the 4th day November 1707 and by James Gregg sold and conveyed unto WILLIAM HOLT by deed bearing date the 10th day of November 1712 and by JOHN FARROW and JANE his wife and RICHARD DAVIS and ELIZABETH his wife (the said Jane and Elizabeth being daughters and coheiresses of William Holt) sold and conveyed unto Colo. George Mason Father to the said George Mason party to these presents by deed dated the 15th day of March 1721 as by the deeds recorded among the records of Stafford County Court refferance being thereunto had may more fully appear and afterwards purchased by George Mason party to these presents of WILLIAM CHESHIRE and ANN his wife (the said Ann being the remaining daughter & coheiress of William Holt) by deed bearing about the year 1746 as by the deed recorded among the records of Fairfax County Court referrence being thereunto had may more fully and at large appear Beginning at a marked sweet gum tree standing at the mouth of a branch just as the lower falls of Occoquan river & extending up the said branch along by the run thereof North three hundred twenty poles to a marked live oak standing in the said branch just by and near the head thereof Thence by a line of marked trees West one hundred & sixty poles to a marked oak tree thence south to the river one hundred & sixty poles then down by the river South East two hundred and twenty nine poles to the beginning as by the said Greggs patent in the Proprietors office of the Northern Neck of Virginia reference being thereunto had .. containing by estimation two hundred & forty acres be the same more or less
      Presence H. Ross, G. Mason
      A. Henderson, David Piper Ann Mason
      At Court held 16th March 1763 This release and receipt were proved .. and at a Court continued and held 17th of August in the year aforesaid were further proved which Together with the Commission and return for the privy examination of Ann the wife of George Mason are ordered to be recorded.
      Fairfax Sct George the third .. to DANIEL McCARTY, BRYAN FAIRFAX and HECTOR ROSS Gentlemen Whereas George Mason Gent and Ann his wife by their certain indenture of Lease and Release have sold JOHN SEMPLE of Charles County in the province of Maryland Merchant the fee simple Estate of two hundred and forty acres of land with appurtenances lying in parish of Truro in County of Fairfax and whereas Ann cannot conveniently travel to our County Court to make acknowledgment of the conveyance Therefore we do give unto you or any two of you power to receive the acknowledgment which the said Ann shall be willing to make before you .. this xxii day February 1763.
      Fairfax to wit February the 22d 1763 In Obedience to the within Commission we do hereby certify that we have examined Mrs. Ann Mason privately and have received her free acknowledgment that she hath made the within mentioned conveyance of her own free will .. Bryan Fairfax
      Hector Ross

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