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

Henry Creighton

Male Bef 1668 - Aft 1696  (> 30 years)


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  • Name Henry Creighton 
    Born Bef 1668  Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1696  Sittingbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I082229  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father Henry Creighton,   b. Bef 1640,   d. 6 Jul 1677, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years) 
    Mother Frances MNU Creighton,   b. Bef 1644,   d. Aft Sep 1666, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 23 years) 
    Married Bef 1660  Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F35723  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth MNU Creighton,   d. Aft 1696, Sittingbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances Creighton,   b. Bef 1699, Sittingbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1724, Lunenburg Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F35722  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1677-1678 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 6, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 41-44
      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      CREIGHTON, HENRY, 26 January, 1676; 6 7bris 1677.
      To son Henry Creighton the Devident of Land where I now live with all ye housing and Orchards thereunto belonging and if he dies without issue I doe hereby give ye same to my sons William and Thomas Creighton to be equally divided between them & upon ye decease of ye said William or Thomas to the survivor & his heirs to Enjoy ye whole Estate for Ever but his wife Jane Creighton to enjoy it during her widowhood until my said son Henry shall attain ye age of 21 years and that my said son Henry shall enjoy ye 1/2 profits thereof during her widowhood.
      To sons Henry William and Thomas and their heirs forever all my parcell of Land lying in the Freshes of Rappae (as by pattent will appear) to be divided into three parts between ye said Henry Thomas & William ye said Henry first Choosing his part thereof and William next of his part thereof.
      To Charles Elizabeth and John Bredgar all my female Cattle belonging to the Lower Plantation the said Cattle to be appraised and ye Value thereof to be equally shared between them.
      All the rest of my personal estate to be sold at an out Cry for money or tobacco to pay my debts first and then equally to be divided between my said wife Jane Creighton and my sons Henry & William Creighton each of them one-third part thereof.
      Executors his loving friends Mr. Thomas Gouldman and Mr. Robert Tomlin.
      I doe appoint my Loveing Friends, Mr. THOMAS GOULDMAN & Mr. ROBERT THOMLIN, my Executors of this my Last Will & Testament as Witness my hand & Seale this Six & twentieth day of January 1676
      Signed sealed & acknowledged HENRY CREIGHTON
      to be ye Last Will &Tetament of
      HENRY CREIGHTONN in ye presence of
      PATRICK NORTON, JOHN HUBBARD
      The wthin: named PATRICK NORTON aged 35 yeares or thereabouts being Examined & Sworne saith that he did see ye wth :in named Testator signe seale & publish ye wthin mentioned as his last Will & Testamt. & that he was in perfect sence & memory at ye Signing Sealing & publishing thereof to ye best of yor: Deponts. Judgmt: & further saith not PATRICK NORTON
      Juratus est NORTON in Cur Com Rappae 6: die 7bris 1677
      Test EDMD: CRASK, Cl Cur
      ===
      1668-1670 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 73
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pntes that I JUDITH SHARPE Wido, doth give unto my Godson HENRY CRIGHTON JUNR. one black heifer & marked as slitt the right Eare halfe spade on the left eare one Cropp & slit with Cropps out all the premises to him & his heirs forever, As Witness my hand this 4th day of May 1669
      Test THOMAS JOHNSON, JUDITH SHARPE
      ROBT, ARMSTRONG
      Recognr. in Cur Rappa 5th May 1669
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      1692-1694 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 1)
      Richmond County Court 4th of May 1692
      - It is ordered that HENRY CREIGHTON be Surveyor of ye Highways from STONY HILL to RAPPAHANNOCK BRIDGE
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      1694-1697 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 47)
      Richmond County Court 1st of May 1695
      - Ordered that HENRY CREIGHTON offitiate as Constable this ensuing year in the room and precincts of HENRY BURDITT deceased and that the Sheriff of this County or his Deputie do cause the said HENRY personally to appear before one of their Majesties there to make Oath to the due Execution of his said place and Office
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      1694-1695 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 347-345
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I HENRY CREIGHTON of RICHMOND County do for One thousand pounds of tobacco in hand already reced, and by these presents, have sold unto WILLIAM MOSELEY of Essex County his heirs & assignes for ever a parcell or tract of land containeing One hundred acres being part of a Pattent of Land granted unto Mr. THOMAS BUTTON (deced) for Three thousand Six hundred & fifty acres bearing date ye Nineteenth day of July 1666, which said land is comonly knowne by ye name of BUTTONS RANGE, and was by ye sd BUTTON given & bequeathed to me the sd HENRY CREIGHTON, Son of HENRY CREIGHTON (deced) as Godson to him ye sd BUTTON as will more at large appear by his last Will & Testament bearing date ye first day of March 1669, ye said land being in ye County of Essex (which formerly went under the name of RAPPA: County), I the sd HENRY CREIGHTON do hereby sell from me my heirs unto WILLIAM MOSELEY his heirs ye same with all its rights & priviledges quietly without any lett or disturbance of me ye sd HENRY CREIGHTON my heirs or any other persons claimed under me, Alsoe I the said HENRY CREIGHTON &ELIZABETH my Wife do oblige our selves our heirs to acknowledge this Deed of Sale before ye Court of RICHMOND when theretunto lawfully called by the sd WILLIAM MOSELEY or his heirs & for further confirmation we have hereunto set our hands & seals this first of May 1695
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of us
      JOHN HAWKINS, HENRY CREIGHTON
      WILLIAM BROWNE ELIZABETH CREIGHTON
      At a Court held for Essex County June ye 10th: 1695
      The within named HENRY CREIGHTON appear'd & acknowledged ye within specified contents to be his reall act & deed which was ordered to be recorded
      Alsoe FRANCIS MERIWETHER by vertue of a power from ye within named ELIZABETH CREIGHTON appear'd & acknowledged her, ye sd ELIZABETHs, Right of Dower of in & to ye within mentioned land according to ye sd power, which was likewise ordered to be recorded
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ELIZABETH CREIGHTON doe by these presents impower FRANCIS MERIWETHER my true & lawful! Attorney for me in my place to acknowledge my right of Dower unto WILLIAM MOSELEY to a certaine parcel! of land according to a Conveyance from under ye hand & wale of my Husband, HENRY CREIGHTON & my selfe bearing date ye first of May 1695. Given under my hand & seale this same instant
      ELIZAB: CREIGHTON Vere Recordatr Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 65-67
      THIS INDENTURE made the ninth day of September 1696 and in the eight year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord William by the grace of God of England Scotland France & Ireland &c. Between HENRY CREYTON of the Parish of SITTINGBOURNE in the County of RICHMOND in Virginia of the one part and EDWIN CONWAY of the Parish of ST. MARYs in the County of RICHMOND aforesaid of ye other part; Witnesseth tht the said HENRY CREYTON for the full summ of thirty pounds Sterling doth by these presents give unto the said EDWIN CONWAY his heirs & assignes all my right & interest that I now have unto Seven hundred & six acres of Land be ye same more or less being the one third part of the moyety or halfe prt of a Patent for Four thousand two hundred & forty acres of Land being in ye sd. Parish of ST. MARYs in the County of Essex on the South side of Rappa: River from SWAN CREEK to SNOW CREEK being formerly granted to JOHN PROSSER and HENRY CREYTON, Father of the said HENRY CREYTON, who by his last Will & TesLamt. bearing date 26th day of Janry: 1676, gave to his Eldest Son, the said HENRY CREYTON, the one third part of his moyety or one halfe part of the said Patent, and also all profitts & appurtenances belonging; To have and to hold the said Seven hundred & six acres of Land & all the premisses unto the sd. EDWIN CONWAY his heirs & assign es from henceforth & forever, subject nevertheless to the Quilt-rents which from henceforth shall grow due to be paid unto his Majestie his heirs & successors and the said HENRY CREYTON for the consideracon aforesaid the hereby granted Land will forever warrant & defend by these presents and that the said EDWIN CONWAY shall he and his heirs & assigns peacefully enjoy ye same without trouble of the said HENRY CREYTON his heirs or assignes or any other persons claiming by him, In Witness whereof the parties aforesd. to this present Indenture have set their hands & seales
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of
      ISAAC WRIGHT, HENRY CRIGHTON
      HEN: BRUCE
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of 7ber: 1696 & admitted to Record Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ELIZABETH CREYTON, the now Wife of the within named HENRY CREYTON, do for ye consideracon within grant to the within named EDWIN CONWAY his heirs forever all my right that I now have or hereafter may claim of in & to ye Land & premisses in this Deed expressed as Dower or otherwise, and do make Mr. FRA: MERIWETHER. Clerk of Essex Court, to acknowledge ye same in ye sd. Court. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale this 10th day of Sept. 1696 ELIZABETH CREYTON
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court the 10th day of September 1696 & admitted to Record
      Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, CI Cur
      ===
      1720-1733 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 8; Antient Press: (Page 371]
      THIS INDENTURE made the Sixth day of December in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and twenty six and in the thirteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c., Between THOMAS THORNTON and SUSANAH his Wife of Parrish of Sittenburn and County of Richmond, which said SUSANAH was the only Daughter of WILLIAM SMITH, Cordwainer, of County of Richmond, of one part and MARMADUKE BECKWITH of Parrish of Northfarnham and County of Richmond on other part: Witnesseth that THOMAS THORNTON and SUSANAH his Wife in consideracion of Five shillings Sterling to them in hand paid by MARMADUKE BECKWITH, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto MARMADUKE BECKWITH all that parcell of land containing by estimacon One hundred acres (be the same more or less) scituate in Parrish of Sittenburn and County of Richmond and bounded; Beginning at a white Oak saplin corner tree to HENRY CRYSTON, {sic Creighton}and thence running North North East a hundred and fourteen poles to a red Oak saplin on the Land of said CRYSTON, thence East one hundred and sixty two poles to a Gum corner tree to said CRYSTON, thence North East by North forty eight poles to a white Oak upon the Land of WALTER GRAINGER, thence North North West twenty eight poles to a white Oak upon the land of said GRAINGER, thence North sixty degrees West eighty poles to a white Oak on the land of JOHN CRASKE, thence North sixty five degrees West fifty one poles to a Locust Stake upon the Land of WILLIAM BALEY, thence South fifteen degrees West one hundred and eleven poles to a white Oak in the line of WILLIAM BALEY, thence South eighty one degrees West one hundred and thirteen poles to a white Oak corner tree to said BALEY, thence South South West seventy five poles to a Stake in WILLIAM BROWNs line, thence South East by East fifty six pole to the first beginning white Oak; the One hundred acres of Land was taken up by WILLIAM BROWN as vast land by vertue of a Deed from the Proprietors Office dated the Eleventh day of February one thousand six hundred and ninety six seven, which WILLIAM BROWN dying without Will, the land decended unto his Son, WILLIAM BROWN, which WILLIAM BROWN the Younger on the fifth day of May one thousand seven hundred and eight acknowledged the same in Richmond County Court to one WILLIAM SMITH of county of Richmond, and WILLIAM SMITH dying without Will the land decended unto the above named SUSANAH THORNTON, only Child of WILLIAM SMITH, Together with all houses orchards comodities and appurtenances to the premises belonging; To have and to hold the parcell of land with appurteances unto MARMADUKE BECKWITH and assigns during the terme of one whole year paying therefore the rent of one Ear of Indian Corn on the Birthday of our Lord God next ensueing if lawfully demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession, MARMADUKE BECKWITH may be in the actuall possession of the premises and be thereby enabled to take a release of the inheritance thereof to him and his heirs; In Wittness whereof THOMAS THORNTON and SUSANAH his Wife have hereunto sett their hands and seals the day and eyar first above written
      Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us
      G. OSBORNE, THOMAS THORNTON
      ALVIN MOUNTJOY SUSANA THORNTON
      At a Court held for Richmond County the Seventh day of December 1726
      THOMAS THORNTON and SUSANAH THORNTON came into Court and acknowledged their Deed to MARMADUKE BECKWITH, which was admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, C. C. Cur.

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