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

Thomas Edmondson

Male Bef 1643 - 1715  (> 72 years)


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  • Name Thomas Edmondson 
    Born Bef 1643 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Dec 1715  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I082145  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 

    Family 1 Anne Gregory,   b. Abt 1650, Old Rapahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1673, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years) 
    Married Bef 12 Feb 1666/67  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Edmondson,   b. Aft 1667, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. James Edmondson,   b. Abt 1670, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1741, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     3. Anne Edmondson,   b. Aft 1667, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1715, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years)
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F44398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary {Unproven} Haile,   b. Bef 1656,   d. Aft 1715, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 61 years) 
    Married Bef 1673  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Bryant Edmondson,   b. Bef 1698, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1755, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years)
     2. Thomas Edmondson,   b. Bef 1693, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1750, Essex County, Virginia - Admin Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)
     3. William Edmondson,   b. Bef 1697, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1717, Essex County, Virginia - Admin Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years)
     4. Joseph Edmondson,   b. Bef 1690, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1743, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years)
     5. John Edmondson,   b. Abt 1685, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1733/34, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     6. Benjamin Edmondson,   b. Bef 1695, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1727, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 32 years)
     7. Samuel Edmondson,   b. Aft 1673, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1731/32, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Admin Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 57 years)
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F44397  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Will of Thomas Edmondson.
      In the name of god amen, I Thomas Edmondson of ye County of Essex being of disposeing sence & memory make this my last Will & Testament, Impr. I bequeath my Soul un to Almighty God & my body to the Earth to be decently buryed, And as to my Estate reale & personall after my Just Debts paid, I dispose of in manner following
      ffirst I Give unto my Son William Edmondson my plantation whereon I now live, wth all the Land on ye west Side of maine swamp known by the name of Samuell Perry Swamp & to his theirs for Ever,
      I Likewise Give unto my son Bryan Edmondson all my Land on ye East side of ye sd Swamp & to his heirs for Ever, Provided always ye my beloved wife Mary Edmondson possess & Enjoy ye third part of both ye sd parcells of Land above disposed of during her life, anything herein to the Contrary notwithstanding,
      I Likewise Give unto my two Sons James Edmondson & Joseph Edmondson all my mony & proceeds of ye Tobo. unaccounted for wch I have in the hands of Mr. Micajah Perry & Compe, & Mr. Richard Lee merchants in London to be Equally divided betweene them.
      I Likewise give unto my sd Son James Edmondson one of my best feather beds wth its covering & also my new riding Coate my best hat my wigs & my Silver headed-Cane.
      I Likewise Give unto my Son Thomas Edmondson one negro women caled mealt [?], to be Deliver’d to him by my Exertrs when he attaines ye age of twenty-one Years,
      I Likewise give unto my sd Son Thomas Edmondson my Young gray horse branded on ye near buttock with this ffiguerd R: & my riding Saddle & bridle,
      I Likewise Give unto my sd Son Thomas Edmondson two thousand pounds of Sweet Sented Tobacco, it being the one halfe of a bill of ffower thousand pounds of Tobacco wch my Son Samuell Edmondson by his bill stands Undebted to me to be paid when my sd Son Thomas Attains ye Age of twenty one years, by my sd Sonn Samuell Edmondson,
      I Likewise Give unto my Son John Edmondson one Negro Girl name Grace & to his heirs for Ever to be Delivered by my Executrs to my sd Son John Edmondson when he attaines ye Age of twenty one years,
      It is also my will ye my Executrs give unto my Son Samuell Edmondson ffower thousand Eight penny Nailes to build him a Dwelling house when he Shall demande them,
      I Likewise Give unto my sd Son John Edmondson two thousand pounds of Tobacco it being ye one half of the bill of tower thousand pounds of Tobacco wch my sd Son Samuell Edmondson stands Indebted to me, to be paid to my sd Son John Edmondson by my sd Son Samuell when my sd Son John Attaines the age of twenty one years.
      I Likewise give to my Daughter Sarah Boughan ten Shillings to buy her a ring.
      I Likewise Give to by Daughter Ann Hayman ten Shillings to buy her a ring to be paid by my Executrs
      It is also my will & absolute Desire ye there be given by my Exectrs to three of the antiente & poorest people of this parish two pound towards their reliefe to be paid them as soon as possible, In Tobacco meat Corne, or any other product of ye [?] Country, attending to theire wants & according to ye value of things bought and sold in ye Country.
      It is also my will & Chief Desire that my wellbeloved wife Mary Edmondson have ye use of all ye rest of my Estate undisposed of by this my last will (to wit) Negro’s horses Cattle house hold goods & new goods out of England, during the time she remains a widdow, & no longer, & if she marry again after my decease, yt yn [? could be that in] my whole estate not disposed of by this my will, be Equally divided amongst my Six Sons, James Edmondson, Joseph Edmondson William Edmondson, Bryan Edmondson Thomas Edmondson & John Edmondson, and lastly I do hereby ordaine & appoint my well beloved wife Mary Edmondson & my beloved Sonn James Edmondson executrs of this my last Will Provided always tt [?] if my sd wife Mary Edmondson marry again after my Decease yt yn her Executorship be at and End & yth my sd son James Edmondson stand & be my Sole & only Executr to Execute this my last will, any thing herein contained to ye Contrary in any wise notwithsanding” Signed Tho Edmondson.
      Witnesses: none listed. Proved on 20 December 1715 by the oaths of Mary Edmondson and James Edmondson, who declare it to be the writing of Thomas Edmondson. [Essex County, Virginia, Deed Book 14, pages 421–423.]

      On 5 January 1715/16, an inventory and appraisal of the estate of Thomas Edmondson was made by Wm Covington, Richd Tiler and Benja ffisher. The inventory is very long, including slaves, a great deal of textiles, livestock, a silver headed cane, 80 books and 7 bibles. Ordered recorded 16 January 1716. [Essex County, Virginia, Deed Book 14, pages 720–728.]

      Va Colonial Abstracts, p. 62.

      See Tyler Quarterly Genealogies of Virginia Families, A-Ge, p. 661 ff.
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      Neither Benjamin nor Samuel are listed among "my six sons", though Samuel is clearly identified elsewhere in the will as a son.
      It is notable that Benjamin Edmondson, not listed as Thomas’s son in the will, is named in Bishop Meade’s account of the Edmundsons as published in Tyler’s Quarterly, Volume 7, p. 185. It is possible Benjamin was the son of another Thomas Edmundson who appears to have settled in the area in the late 1600’s but not likely. Book 10, p. 306, New Kent County, records a grant for 2087 acres of land to John Higginson, dated October 26, 1699, and recorded October 31, 1716, mentioning the importation of 42 person, including Thomas Edmundson (Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 3, p. 187). This seems clearly to refer to a second Thomas as John Gregory imported the earlier man.Benjamin in his will, dated 1726 and proved in 1727, names brothers John and Thomas as executors.
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      Title Edmondson, Thomas.
      Publication 1715.
      Gen. note Part of index to Essex County Wills and Administrations (1692-1800)
      Note p. 421-423. Will pro. 20 Dec. 1715.
      p. 720-728. Inv. & appr. rec. 16 Jan. 1716.
      Note Deeds & Wills No. 14, 1711-1716 (Reel 6)

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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 3 - 1663-1668; Antient Press: pg 174-175
      BEE IT KNOWNE unto all men by these presents that I JNO. GRIGORY of Hoskins Creeke in the County of Rappa Planter out of and for the Love and affection I have for THOMAS EDMUNDSON of the same County Planter my Sone in Law and for the Better prefermt. and benefitt doe by these presents give and grant unto the said Thomas Edmundson Eight head of cattle to him and to his heires for Ever five of the sd Eight head being the marke of the said Jno Grigory and comonly called or knowne by the names of Gentle, Tydy, Maryigold, Prymrose & Violett the other three being Calfes unmarked To have and To Hold the said Eight head of Cattle wth their all their increase male & Female unto the said Thomas Edmundson and his heires for Ever
      Given under my hand and sealed wth my Seale this 16th day of Apr11 Anna Domini 1666 Presents of JOANE OWEN John Grigory
      SUSANNAH MEADER
      Recordat in Com Rappa 12th die Febry 1666
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 4, Part I - 1668-1670; Antient Press: pg 50-51
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whom these pntes shall come Know yee that I JAMES BOUGHAN of PISCUTACON in the County of Rappa. Plantr. for divers good auses valueable consid mee thereunto moveing &Especially for the consid of the some of Two thousand pounds of Tobacco to me in hand paid the Receipt whereof I doe hereby acknowledge doe bargain & sell unto THOMAS FROTH of the abovesd Creek & County Plantr. one hundred acres of land Bee more or lesse Beginning at a white Oake standing at the head of (this entry is too faded to read with any accuracy) In Witness whereof I the sd JAMES BOUGHAN have hereunto sett my hand & seale this 23d day of Decembr. Ano Dom 1668.
      in pnce of us THOMAS EDMONDSON JAMES BOUGHAN
      JOHN HEYWARD WINIFRED BOUGHAN
      Recognit 3d Febr, 1668
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pntes that I WINNEFRED BOUGHAN Wife of JAMES BOUGHAN doe appoynt my good Freind FRANCIS BROWNE for to be my true & Lawful! Attorney for mee & in my name to acknowledge one hundred acres of land more or lesse. As Witness my hand the 2d day of Febry 1668
      Testis JOHN HEYWARD WINNEFREDI BOUGHAN
      ELIZABETH BROWNE
      Recordatr, Xth Die Feb 1668
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 7, Part I - 1682-1686; Antient Press: pg 163-164
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come I RICHARD HAILE of the County of Rappa:, Planter, send Greeting. Know yee that I the said RICHARD HAILE for diverse causes me thereunto moveing especially for the sum of Three thousand five hundred pounds of Tobb: & cask have sold unto RICHARD WORSDALL of the sd County, Plantr., one Plantacon and the land thereunto belonging containing One hundred acres more or less as it is by agreement now bounded & being in Farnham Parish & on the South side of the MILL CREEK called or knowne by the name of JONES his MILL vch. said land and Plantacon did formerly belong unto THOMAS SADLER of the sd County and now in the possession of the said RICHARD HAILE To have and to hold the sd Plantacon land and prmisses unto RICHARD WORSDALL or his heires for ever with all the comodities and emoluments belonging without the hindrance of me the said RICHARD HAILE my heires and further do warrant the sd bargained land & prmisses unto the said RICHARD WORSDALL from the claime of any persons whatsoever and do promise for myselfe and my Wife to acknowledge this Deed in the County Court of Rappa: upon demand Witness my hand and seale this 28th day of March 1683 Signed sealed and delivered in the prsence of
      KATHARINE EDMONDSON, RICHARD HAILE
      THO: EDMONDSON MARY HAILE
      Aprill 1st 1685 Rappa. County. Acknowledged in the sd County Court by the within named RICHARD HAILE & MARY his Wife & recorded the 10th day of the sd mont
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Order Book - 1689-1692; Antient Press: pg 214
      Rappahannock County Court 1st of July 1691
      - Ordered that Mr. THO: EDMONDSON do take the List of Tithables in the same prcincts as formerly he took them
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      1692-1693 Essex Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 1)
      At a Court held for Essex County May ( ) Ano Dom: 1692
      - Mr. HENRY AWBREY, Mr. HENRY WILLIAMSON, Capt. JOHN CATLETT, Capt. WILLIAM MOSELEY, Mr. THOMAS EDMONDSON by vertue of a Power from the Rt. Honble. FRANCIS NICHOLSON Esqr. their Maties. Lt. Governor of Virginia, took Oaths enjoyn'd by Act of Parliamt. instead of Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy and the Oath of Justice of the Peace for Essex County
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 3 - 1663-1668; Antient Press: pg 292 - 293
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE TO WHOM these presents shall come THO: EDMONDSON of the County of Rappa. Planter and ANN his Wife send greeting. KNOW YEE that wee the said Thomas & Ann for divers good causes and Valluable consideracons us thereunto mooving have bargained and sold unto NEILL PETERSON of the above-sd County Planter and his heires two hundred & twenty acres of land scituate and being on the South side of Puscatacon Creeke in Rappa, River To Have and To Hold the said land and bargained premises unto the sd Neill Peterson and his heires for Ever IN WITTNESS whereof wee the sd Thomas and Ann have hereunto set our hands and Seales this 17th day of August 1667.
      In presents of us SAMLL. PARRY, Thomas Edmondson
      JOHN GRIGORY Ann Edmondson
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ANN EDMONDSON Wife of Thomas Edmondson doe by these presents constitute ordeyn and appoynt my Trusty & welbeloved Freind THOMAS GAINES my True and Lawfull Attorney for me and in my name to accknowledge my Right and title of in and unto 220 acres of land sold unto Neil Peterson Ratti-fyin g and allowing wt. my said Attorney shall doe or cause to be don herein AS WITT-NESS my hand and Seale this 4th of 9br 1667.
      In presents of us JOHN GRIGORY, Ann Emondson
      JOHN WAGGONER
      Recordat 14th 9br 1667
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 3 - 1663-1668; Antient Press: pg 295 - 297
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE TO WHOM these presents shall come I THOMAS GAINES of the County of Rappa. Planter and MARGARETT my Wife send Greeting.
      KNOW YEE that we the said Thomas Gaines and Margarett for divers good causes and valluable consideracons us thereunto mooving Have bargained and sold unto JNO GRIGORY of the abovesd County Planter 300 acres of land wch said land is part of 1030 acres of land granted unto the sd Tho. Gaines by Palln bearing date the 27th day of Febry Ano Dom 1665 and bounded particularly as by the Grand plot may appeare To Have and to Hold the said 300 acres of land unto the said John Grigory and his heires for Ever IN WITTNESS whereof wee the said Thomas Gaines and Margarett my Wife have hereunto sett our hands and Seales this 4th day of 9br 1667.
      In presents of us THOMAS EDMONDSON, Tho: Gaines
      JOHN WAGGENER, Margarett Gaines
      Recognit in Cur Comm Rappa 6 Die 9bris 1667
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I MARGARETT GAINES Wife of Tho: Gaines doe by these presents constitute ordeyne and appoynt my Trusty and welbeloved Freind THOMAS EDMONDSON my true and Lawful Attorney for me and in my name to accknowledge my Right and Interrest of in and to 300 acres of land sould unto John Grigory and Likewise all my Right and interrest of in and to 365 acres of land sould unto John Morraine Rattifying allowing and confirming wtsoever my said Attorney shall doe or cause to be Don herein AS WITTNESS my hand this 4th 9br 1667.
      In presents off JOHN WAGGANER Margarett Gaines
      ROBT. DOWELL
      Recordat 14th 9b 1667

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      1693-1694 Essex Co Va Deed Will Book
      Essex County Court 12th of December 1693
      - Mr, THO: EDMONDSON cloth here in Court oblige himselfe his heirs Exrs. & Admrs. to built & finish a good & substantial fram'd COURT HOUSE for this County by the last day of July next ensueing according to ye following demencons, vizt., Twenty five foot long, twenty foot wide, an inside Chimney, a pair of Stairs. plank'd Chamber. &
      plankit below seven foot & halfe to be raised from ye ground three foot, and a Seat for ye PRESIDENT in ye middle, a foot higher then ye BENCHES of each side of ye Seat with two good barrs, three window frames, two doors, to stand upon White Oake Block, double rafftered & studed & sealed above & below, ye sd HOUSE to be ten foot pitch in consideracon whereof this Court doth oblige themselves that ye sd Mr. THOMAS EDMONDSON his heirs Exrs. & Admns. shall be allowed for ye same in the next levy, Twelve thousand pounds of good merchantable tobo & cask
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      VIRGINIA COLONIAL ABSTRACTS, Vol. II, by Beverly Fleet.
      A land grant by Nathaniel Bacon, Esq., President of their Maj’ties Council of State of Virginia, to Mr. Robert Yard and Mr. John Waters, 179 acres in Rappahannock County, on the s. side of Rappahannock River, adjacent to land of Mrs. Eliza Cox and Leonard Chamberlain, Hoskins Creek, land of Thomas Petties, land of Thomas Green, Piscataway Creek, land given by Mr. John Cox to Henry White. This land was due for importation of four persons.Dated April 21, 1690. Signed by Nathaniel Bacon, Pr.; William Cole, Sec’r.
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      Record Book Vol. 14, Wills and Deeds, 1711-1718, Essex County, p. 247. p. 248:
      Assignment of above by Robert Yard of the County of Gloster, Gent’l, for 10 pounds Sterling, to Thomas Edmondson of Essex County.
      Dated 12 August, 1696.
      Signed by Robert Yard.
      Witnesses: John Griffing, Robert Halsey, James Broghan.
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      1706-1718 Essex Co VA Deed Will Book
      Pages 216-18. 9 Aug. 1718. Bryant Edmondson, Gent., of South Farnham Parish, Essex County, to James Edmondson of same county. For £20 current money and 6800 eight penny nailes.
      200 acres given to me by my deceased father Mr, Tho. Edmondson in this last will, on the south side of the main swamp of Mr. Saml., Perry's Creek Swamp. All my right to any land adjoining the 200 acres.
      Bryant Edmondson . -
      Wit: John Edmondson, Constant (C P) Parr, Dunkin (R) Robeson..
      19 Aug. 1718. Acknowledged by Bryant Edmondson
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 6; Pg 40
      MR. THOMAS EDMONDSON, 513 acs. Rappa. Co., S. side the Riv., upon a br. of Puscatwa Cr. called Mr. Perrye's Swamp, 27 Sept. 1667, p. 149. Adj. Mr. Robert Payne. over the King's road, to Mattapony Indian Path &c. Trans. of 10 pers: Peter Helcott, Mary Angell Robt. Spirman, Wm. Peareman, Jno Hull, Barth. Dave, Hen. Sparrow, Robt. Jones, Henry Archer, Anne Wingate.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 6; Pg 59
      MR. THOMAS EDMONDSON, 220 acs. Rappa. Co.. at Ralph's Cr. issuing from Puscaticon, 16 Apr. 1667, p. 231. Adj. Kilman's (Sw.), Burchen Br., Beavor Dam Br. & the Green Sw. Granted to Neile Peterson, 2 Dec. 1663, deserted, & now granted by order &c. (Note: The following names appear:) Jno. Richards, Wm. Prouse, Hen. Row, Peter Ayres, Robt. Wilson.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 6; Pg 111
      JOHN DICK, 278 acs., Rappa. Co., on S. side of sd. Riv., 8 Oct. 1672, ,p. 411. 250 acs. on brs. of Pascataway Cr., adj. Capt. Josias Pickeye's (or Pickneye's), & John & Geo. Kilman; down the half mile sw. to Kilman's Beaver dams; up the green br., &c. 220 acs. granted Neale Peterson 2 Dec. 1663, deserted, & granted to Mr. Tho. Edmonson 15 Apr. 1667, who assigned to sd. Dick; 30 acs. for trans. of 1 pers.* 28 acs. granted to Wm. Lacey, 18 Sept. 1665, & granted sd. Dick by. order, &
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS, PATENT BOOK No. 7
      MR. WM. BALL & MR. JOHN PRICE, 350 acs., Rappa. Co., 22 Dec 1682, p. 224. Adj. lands of Mr. Thomas Edmondson, Williamson & Hudson, dec'd; beg. at George Turner & Richard Jones, dec'd; to Thomas Williams, &c. Trans. of 7 pers: John Drapton, Ann Allen, Eliz. Baxter, Wm. Perrey, Sam. Baggot, Wm. Hartwell, Peter Wood.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 7; Pg 305
      THOMAS EDMUNDSON, 600 acs., Rappa. Co; adj. Francis Brown; 20 Apr. 1687, p. 550. Beg. by Mr. Perries Sw; over the King's Road; by Mr. Joseph Goodrich's path; to line of Turner & Jones; on line of Paine, &c. 513 acs. granted (him) 27 Sent. 1667; 87 acs. for trans. of 2 pers: David Bathurtson, Francis Berry