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

Daniel Dobyns

Male 1653 - 1714  (61 years)


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  • Name Daniel Dobyns 
    Born 1653  Newent, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Feb 1713/14  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I082349  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 

    Father Edmund Dobyns,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F36014  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Dudding,   b. Bef 1673,   d. Bef 1688, Sittingborne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 15 years) 
    Married Bef 1689  Sittenbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Daniel Dobyns,   b. Abt 1673, Sittenbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1748/49, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     2. Richard Dobyns,   b. Abt 1674, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1726, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Admin Bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     3. Edmund Dobyns,   b. Abt 1676, Sittenbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1720/21, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F18475  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Godson,   b. Bef 1664, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1703, Sittenbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years) 
    Married Bef 5 Feb 1688/89  Sittingborne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Dobyns,   b. Between 1688 and 1697, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1730/31, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     2. Catherine Dobyns,   b. 1692, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1746, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     3. Charles Dobyns,   b. Bef 1700, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1761, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 61 years)
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F33755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Elizabeth Billington,   b. Aft 1684, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1714, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1704  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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      Contributed by mary pazur
      Proof of the marriage of DANIEL I DOBYNS to ELIZABETH BILLINGTON is found in an Essex Co. Va. deed dated 14 July 1737 by which GRIFFIN2 DOBYNS of Essex Co. Va. sold to ABRAHAM MONTAGUE 120 acres of land in the lower part of Essex Co. being one half of a dividend of 240 acre divided by AUGUSTINE SMITH between DANIEL DOBBINS (father of the said GRIFFIN) and WILLIAM HUDSON, the said land coming to them by their intermarriage with ELIZABETH and JUDITH, daughters of JOHN BILLINGTON of this county, deceased. (fn 79) 79. Essex Co. Va. DB 20 (1733-1734) p 159

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      1733-1738 Essex County Virginia Deed Book 20; {Antient Press}: Page 159-162
      THIS INDENTURE made the 14th day and Fifteenth day of July 1734 Between GRIFFIN DOBBINS of the County of Essex of one part and ABRAHAM MONTAGUE of same County Witnesseth that the sd Griffin Dobbins for sum of Thirty pounds of lawfull money of Virga. hath confirmed unto ye sd Abraham Mountague his heirs forever one hundred and twenty acres of land being in the lower part of Essex County being one half of a devedent of Two hundred and forty acres divided by AUGT. SMITH Between DANIEL DOBBINS (Father to the sd Griffin Dobbins) and WM. HUDSON the sd land came to them the sd Daniel Dobbins and William Hudson by their intermariage with ELIZABETH and JUDITH Daughters of one JOHN BILLINGTON of this County decd and bounded beginning at a stake by a marked red oak by a Valley side, thence North East to the line on that side of the plott, thence to a decayed Chesnut by the fork of a branch, thence South to the beginning stake & red oak where it first begun, is now in the peaceable possession of Abraham Mountague by Indenture of Bargain & Sale and the
      Statute for transferring uses into possession .
      In presence of us JAMES MEDLEY, Griffin Dobyns
      JAMES PRISNELL
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa on the XVIth day of July MDCCXXXIV
      Griffin Dobyns acknowledged this his Lease and Release which on the motion of the sd Abraham is recorded
    Children 
     1. Griffin Dobyns,   b. Abt 1705, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F36007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://www.myoutbox.net/ddcv00.htm

      DANIEL DOBYNS OF COLONIAL VIRGINIA:
      HIS ENGLISH ANCESTRY AND AMERICAN DESCENDANTS
      By Kenneth W. Dobyns and Margaret S. Thorpe
      Copyright 1969 Kenneth W. Dobyns
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      11 Feb 1713/14: Estate of Daniel Dobyns appraised by NICHOLAS SMITH, Jr., JAMES EDMUNDSON and ISAAC WEBB, and was presented in Court by ELIZABETH DOBYNS, Executrix. The total value of the personal estate was approximately 80, including four silver spoons at 2/0/0, a silver tobacco box at 1/10/0 and an old sword at 0/0/6.
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      James Hughes 2005-09-22 19:24:50
      Will of Thomas Hines, 1699 - Essex Co. VA
      dated 16 7ber 1699, proved 10 Nov 1699
      Essex County VA Deeds & Wills 1699-1701 Bk 10, pp 16-17.

      IN YE NAME OF GOD Amen I Thomas Hines of Essex County being sicke and weake in body but of perfict sence and memory thankes be to God doe make this my last Will and Testament in manner as follows.
      Imprimi: I bequeath my Soule to Almighty God who gave itt mee in sure and certaine hopes of salvation through ye merritts of my blesssed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ and my body to ye Earth to be buried in such Christian like manner as my Deare Wife shall see fitt. Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son, Thomas Hines one hundred and fifty acres of land dureing ye terme of his naturall life and after his decease I doe will and bequeath ye sd hundred and fifty acres of land to be equally divided betweene my two Sons, Henry and John Hines to them and theire heires forever ye sd land lying on ye West side of White Marsh from my dweling house.
      Item. I give unto my Sone, Thomas Hines, one man Servant five yeares to serve and one feather bed and furniture, two Milch cows and calves, one young mare that came of my Sorrell Mare last and one gray Ston Horse about three years old, one iron pott, one pewter dish, two Milke trayes and halfe dozen spoons, my sword and pistall and all my Coopers tools.
      Item. I give & bequeath unto my Son, Thomas Hines two breeding sows, two barrows of two yeares old and all my wearing cloathes all ye above sd (except ye Land) I give unto my sd Thomas Hines to him and his heires forever. Item. It is my will and desire that my said Son, Thomas Hines, doe stay with my Wife and assist to finish this present cropp and when so don I do will and appoint unto my sd Son, Thomas Hines, one equal share of ye sd Cropp both Indian Corne and tobacco.
      Item. I give unto my Son, Thomas, one large new chest and doe hereby make him my said Son Thomas of full age.
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my two sons, Henry Hines and John Hines, all that parcell of land I now dwell on to be equally divided betweene them and their heires for ever. After my Wifes decease, I doe give and bequeath all ye rest of my Estate, cattle, horses, mares, sheep, hoggs and all my household goods to be equally divided betweene my dear Wife, Hannah Hines, and my Five Children begotten of her to them and their heirs fore ever.
      Item. I doe appoint my dearely and well beloved Wife, Hannah, to be my whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament.
      Item. I nominate and appoynt my two good friends, Daniel Dobyns and Mr. Daniel Whitehorne to be my feoffees in Trust of ye same.
      In Wittness hereof I have put my hand and fixed my seale this 16th: day of 7ber: 1699.
      Test. Daniel Dobyns
      Wm. (W) Hudson
      Thomas (H) Hines
      Thomas Beatson
      Proved by ye oathes of ye Wittnesses hereto in Essex County Court ye 10th day of November 1699 and truely recorded. Test Francis Meriwether, Cl Cur p. 17. KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we Hannah Hines, Henry Pickett, Henry Woodnett of ye County of Essex are firmly bound unto his Majties. Justices of ye peace for ye said County of Essex in ye sum of Forty thousand Pounds of tobacco and caske we bind ourselves this 10th day of 9:ber Anno Dom: 1699.
      The Condition of this obligation is that if Hannah Hines who at Court held for Essex County ye day and yeare abovesd: obtained a Probate of ye last Will of Thomas Hines deced, shall at all times hereafter fulfill ye sd: Will and satisfie all such Legatees as therein are expressed and do whatsoever ye Law enjoynes in such cases then ye above obligation to be void otherwise to remaine of full force.
      Signed sealed and delivered in presents of us
      Phill: Parr
      Hannah (H) Hines
      Robt. Coleman
      Henry (H) Picket

      Henry (R) Woodnut
      Truely recorded Test Francis Meriwether, Cl Cur
      Submitted by Barbara Good
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      Old Rappahannock Co VA Deed & Will Book 6, Part II - 1679-1682; Antient Press: pg 337
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I DANIELL DOBINS for a valuable consideration already received of Mr. JOHN DIKE doe assigne all my right and title of a Maide Servant called by the name of KATHERINE to serve the custome of the Countrey to the sd JOHN DIKE and I doe hereby warrant the sale of the said Servant agt all law suites & demands to the said JOHN DIKE his heires or assignes As Witness my hand this 30th of December 1679
      Testes ROBT, BARRETT, DANLL. DOBYNS
      THO. HARWAR
      Recordtr 3 die Febry. 1681

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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 7, Part I - 1682-1686; Antient Press: pg 49-50
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I ROBERT SMITH of Rappa: County for a valuable consideration already received have sold unto Mr. DANIELL DOBYNS of the aforesaid County one heifer of two yeares old marked two cropt upper keel and underkeel on the left eare swallow forke on the right and I the said ROBERT SMITH against all people shall forever defend by these prsents to the said DANIELL DOBYNS his heires Witness my hand this 27th of ember 1682
      Test ROBERT BARRAT, ROBERT SMITH
      ROBT: BIGGS
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I DANIELL DOBBINS in the County of Rappa: doe assigne and make over unto JOHN BROOKS of the aforesaid County his heires the within mentioned beast with warranty from any claymes as Witness my hand this 26th of Febry 1682/3
      DANLL. DOBYNS
      I doe give grant and sett over all the right of the within heifer and her female increase from me my heirs unto HENRY SMITH. Son of THOMAS SMITH, late deceased, of this County and his heires forever as Witness my hand this 27th day of March 1683 Witness EDWARD ADCOCKE, JOHN BROOKS
      SARAH BROOKES
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      Old Rappahannock Co VA Deed Book 8 - 1689-1692; Antient Press: pg 17 - 18
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whom these shall come I DANIEL DOBYNS of the County of Rappa. in the Colony of Virginia send Greeting in our Lord God everlasting.
      Whereas I the said DANIEL DOBYNS for certain considerations by me reced before Marriage to ELIZABETH my now Wife as also out of the natural affection I beare unto HENRY SMYTH have given made over and sett unto sd HENRY SMYTH an estate as is here following in manner and forme expressed (Vizt) three young Cows and one three year old heifer being all of the sd HENRY SMITHs Fathers marke and one of the said Cows being red with a white tayle and known by the name of Coll, the other two Cows being of a black colour with some white about them, the one called Young Bacon the other Double Deeggs, the heifer being red and called Rose, wch said Cattle with their en crease male and female I give unto the said HENRY SMYTH and his heirs forever. Also I give unto the sd HENRY SMYTH one large feather bed and bolster, a pair of Blanketts, a Rugg answerable also I give unto sd H. SMYTH two good pewter dishes and six plates answerable, Two good silver spoons, six good leather Chairs, one Iron Kettle of fourteen gallons, one Iron pott of six gallons, two good Tables, one good Chest, one Gold Ring, one large Silver Tobb: box, ten ewes and a Ram, four Breeding Sows and four thousand pounds of good sound sweet sent.ed Tubb. and Caske, all which said Cattle or Estate to be secured and delivered unto the said SMYTH my me the said DANIEL DOBYNS my heirs at the severall ages of the said SMYTH hereafter nominated (Vizt) the Stock of Cattle and hoggs with the household Stuff and the Ring and Silver Box be delivered to the said HENRY SMYTH at the age of Sixteen years; also that Two thousand pounds of Tobb. and Caske be delivered him at the same age; And that the said HENRY SMYTH be at liberty to act and do for himself at the age of Sixteen and to have the Plantation to himselfe whereon GEORGE SUGGETT now liveth when attayned to the age aforesd. And the other Two thousand pounds of Tobb: and Caske to be paid when the sd SMYTH atteyneth to the age of Twenty one alwais provided that the Estate all and singular rest and remaine on the old Plantation belonging to the said SMYTH until the delivery according to the true intent and meaning of these presents and that if any of these Cattle or their encrease becom so that be more advantage to the sd SMYTH to have them killed and a younger of the same kind put in lieu or the just value of Tobb: to pay unto the sd SMYTH for any beast so killed, Also that if it should so happen that the sd HENRY SMYTH decease before age or without heirs before age or willing his estate that then the whole right of this Estate return to ELIZABETH my now Wife and her heirs forever as being the only Auther thereof. Now Know yee that I the said DANIEL DOBYNS do by these presents Ratifie confirm and estate the aforesd. granted premises according as is above expressed and mentioned and acknowledge the same in Court As Witness my hand and Seale this 5th day of February 1689
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presents of us
      JOHN marke THOMSON, DANLL, DOBYNS
      EDWARD ADCOCK
      Recognitr in Cur Comt. Rappa 3 die Aprilis Ano 1689

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      1692-1693 Essex Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 3)
      At a Court held for Essex County May ( ) Ano Dom: 1692
      - Mr. SAMLL. SALLIS is appointed Survayr: of the Highwaies in the Upper Precincts of St Marys Parish
      - JNO. GOSS is appointed Survayr: of the Highwaies in the Lower Precincts of St. Marys Parish
      - NICHOLAS COPELAND is appointed Survayr: of the Highwaies in the Upper Precincts of Sittingburne Parish
      - RICHARD STOAKES is appointed Survayr: of the Highwaies in the Lower Precincts of Sittingburne Parish
      - THO: MEADOR is appointed Survayr: of the Highwaies in the Upper Precints of South Farnham Parish
      - RICHD. TAYLOR is appointed Survayr: of the Roads from the head of PISCATAWAY CREEK to KING & QEEEN County
      - Mr. DANL: DOBBINS is continued Survayr: of the Highwaies in the Lower Precincts he formerly was Survayr: off
      - SAMLL. GREEN is appointed Survayr: of the Highwaies in the Lower Precincts of South Farnham Parish
      - Mr. JNO. DANGERFEILD is continued Survayr: of the Highwaies in the Precincts he formerly was Survayr: of
      - It is ordered that RICHARD COVINGTON be Survayr: of the Highvaies from RICHARD TAYLORs Swamp to KING & QUEEN County and from THOMAS DAYEs to the MAINE ROAD to THO: CROWs.
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      1701-1704 Essex Co VA Order Book; Antient Press: (Page 85)
      TO ALL XTIAN PEOPLE to whome these pr:sents shall come Know yee that I DANLL DOBYNS of Essex County in ye Collony of Virginia send greeting in or: Lord God everlasting. Whereas I the said DANLL. DOBYNS for the consideracon of a certaine Estate taken into my hands by ye decease of HENRY SMITH, Son of my pr:sent Wife ELIZABETH, whome she had by Majr. HENRY SMITH, her former Husband of RAPPA: County deced which said Estate upon Contract of Marriage to be consumated with the said ELIZABETH my now Wife I the said DANLL. DOBYNS did give confirme & make over unto the said HENRY SMITH, her Son, by a Deed acknowledged in RAPPA. Court beareing date the first day of February 1688, the Tenure of the said Deed haveing regard to these proposalls that if it should please God the said HENRY SMITH should decease wthout heires of his body lawfully begotten or undr: age of twenty one yeares to will & devise the said Estate, that then the said Estate to reverie to me the said DANLL. DOBYNS & ELIZABETH my Wife to be att or: disposall as being ye only authors thereof And the estimate vallue of ye Deced Estate being three coves & calves, one two yeare old heifer three thousand six hundred & fifty pounds of tobo: and thirty one pounds Sterling money is justly taken by Capt. JAMES BAUGHAN & Mr. JOHN BAKER of GLOCESTER County by request of my Wife, ELIZABETH, & selfe, Now Know yee that I the said DANLL. DOBYNS have given & made over unto my three Children hereafter named whome I have by ELIZABETH my said Wife (vizt.) WILLIAM, CHARLES & KATHERINE DOBYNS, the above Estate in manor & forme as followes (vizt) I doe give unto my Son, WILLIAM DOBYNS, three coves & calves, one two yeare old heifer & seaven hundred and fifty pounds of tobo: & caske; Item I doe give and make over unto my Sone, CHARLES DOBYNS, Two thousand nine hundred pounds of tobo: and Item I doe give and dispose of unto my Daughter, KATHERINE DOBYNS thirty one pounds sterling money or the vallue thereof to be paid in tobo: at teen shillings p cent & that all & every the above Estate be paid & made out of my Estate unto my three Children aforenominated when they shall attains o he age of Twenty and one yeares but if my said Daughter, KATHERINE, should marry before ye age abovesd, then her due to be paid att the time of her Marriage but if it shall please God that either of the ahnvenamed Children should decease before they attaine to the age aforesd. or marryd. that then his or her part shall be equally devided betweene the Surviveing Children aforesd. I the said DANLL. DOBYNS due by these pr:sents muffle confirm & establish the aforesd. granted p:misses according as is now exprest and acknowledged the same in Court In Witness whereof I have sett my hand & seale this 8th day of August 1701
      Signed and sealed in pr:sence of
      LEWIS LATANE, DANLL, DOBYNS
      VINCENT VASS
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 11th day of August 1701 and truely recorded