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

William Griffin

Male Bef 1650 - 1682  (> 32 years)


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  • Name William Griffin 
    Born Bef 1650 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Mar 1681/82  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I084206  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 

    Father UFO Griffin 
    Family ID F50334  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Female MNU Griffin,   b. Bef 1654,   d. Aft 1690, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years) 
    Married Bef 1670  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Griffin,   b. 1668, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1700/01, Sittingbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     2. Anne Griffin,   b. Aft 1670, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Griffin,   b. Aft 1672, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Joyce Griffin,   b. Aft 1673, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F17458  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1656-1692 Page 169.
      GRIFFIN, WILLIAM, 25 November, 1681; 1 March, 1681.
      His land to his son William Griffin.
      To daughter Anne a cow named Rose with all her increase.
      To daughter Elizabeth one cow named Browning with all her increase.
      To daughter Joyce one cow named Blackface, with all her increase.
      To son William Griffin one cow named Madam.
      To each child a horse or mare or. Either of them that shall be the produce of Two Mares one called Bess the other two year old.
      To wife my horse with all other stock that belongs to my plantation.
      To son William a Copper Kettle and two Guns when he is of age.
      To Mr William Moss and Mr Wm Sergant each one pair of gloves each and he appoints them Overseers of his Will.
      Wit. Wm LATHOOPE, THOMAS JAMES, aged 36 years or thereabouts. Page 170.
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      1677-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 6, Part I; Antient Press: pg 170-171
      IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen. I WILLIAM GRIFFIN being ill and Indisposed in body but of perfect memory doe bequeath my Soule to God that gave it, my body to the Earth whence it came, my Estate as followeth Viz.
      My land to my Sonn WILLIAM GRIFFIN.
      I likewise give to my Daughter, ANN, one Cow named Rose with all her Increase;
      to my Daughter, ELIZABETH, one Cow named Browning with all her Increase,
      One Cow to my Sonn, WM. GRIFFIN named Madam.
      I likewise doe bequeath to each Child a Horse or Mare or either of them that shall be the produce of two mares, one called Bess, the other two yeare old horse I give to my Wife with all other Stock that belongs to my Plantation I doe likewise give to my Sone, WM., a Copper Kettle and two guns which he is to be possessed of when of age, I doe likewise give to Mr: WM. MOSS and Mr: WM: SERGANT to each one pr. of Gloves, which two persons I doe appoint to be Overseers to see this Will pformed, it being my last Will and Testament. As Witness my hand this twenty & fifth day of November 1681
      Test WM: LATHOOPE, WM. GRIFFIN
      THOMAS JAMES, THOMAS WILLIAM
      THOMAS JAMES aged thirty six yeares or thereabouts depose and say that he did see the within named WM: GRIFFIN Signe and Seale this within written and did heare him declare it to be his Last Will and Testamt: and that he was in perfect Sence and Mmy. to the best of his Judgmt. at the signing and sealing thereof
      THOMAS JAMES
      Juratus est JAMES in Cur Com Rappae primo die Martii Ano 1681

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      1683-1685 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press] Page 6
      Rappahannock County Court 5th March 1683/4
      - Judgment upon Nihil Dicit is granted to Mr. ALEXANDER ATKINS for Five hundred and sixty pounds of Tob: and cask against THOMAS TURNER as marrying the Relict of WM. GRIFFIN deced due by Bill to be paid with costs of Suite als Execution

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      Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1658-1692 page 89
      SARGENT, WILLIAM, 14 April, 1683.
      I dispose of my worldly estate as followeth after my funerall charges debts and Legacies paid.
      To son George all my lands in Virg or elsewhere to be delivered to him by my Executors hereafter named when he shall attain to the age of twenty years also to my son George all my personall estate together with the produce thereof to be delivered to him as soon as he shall attaine to the age of twenty years aforesaid. If my Executors hereafter named shall think fit to bring my perishable goods to an appraisement or to be sold at an outcry then the produce thereof to be delivered to my son George at the age aboresaid. My will and desire is that one diaper table Cloath fifteen napkins a bell mettle pot And a feather bed and furniture ten breeding Cows A bull and my Mares Remaine unsold with their Encrease And that the said Cattle and Mares Remain on the Plantation and lands whereon I now live And the encrease to be delivered to my son George at the age aforesaid. What other goods my Executors shall keep and think fitt not to be sold or appraised to Remaine in their Custody And to be delivered to my son George at the age aforesaid. My will is that out of ye produce of what goods my Executors shall make sale of that it be laid out in good Non household stuff and such other necessaries as they shall think fitt for the benefit of my son George and his Plantations to be delivered to him at the age abovesaid. My will is that both my Plantations be kept employed by my Executors And that my houses and fences be kept in Repair until my son shall Attain to the age above said And that one sixty foot tobacco house be built on the Plantation where I now live about two years before he attain to his said age. It is my will that my Executors give a lease to Richard Mathews of the land he now lives on until my son George comes to the age aforesaid he paying the quit Rents during ye time. In case my said son shall dye (w God forbid) before he attain to the age of twenty years then I give unto Richard Mathews his heirs and assigns forever ye Plantation whereon he now lives in the fforest with a hundred acres adjoining it. In case of my sons death above said [-----] unto William Whitridge his heirs and assigns forever [-----] Son of John Whitridge one hundred acres of land of the same dividend adjoining on the dividing land between Mrs Joane Clark and mine. In case of my sons death as aforesaid I give unto Will Warren his heirs and assign's forever son of John Warren one hundred acres of land of the same divident adjoining on Will Whitridge, Richard Mathews and John Bowen. In case of my sons death as aforesaid I give unto Henry Feild his heirs and assigns forever son of Abraham Ffeild devd one hundred acres of land of the same divident Crossing the lines of Will Whitridge And William Warren to John Bowen line and back to the dividing line of Mrs Joane Clark and mine. In case of my sons death as aforesaid I give unto Will Griffin his heirs and assigns forever son of Will Griffin decd fifty acres of land the same divident beginning at the great Swamp of his fathers line running along the said line to the line of Henry feild afores°. In case of my sons death as aforesaid I give unto Frances Sterne her heirs and assigns forever daughter of David Sterne and Rebeccah Wells her heirs and assigns forever daughter of Barnaby Wells the residue of the said land in the forest aforesaid to be equally divided between them quantity for quantity and quality for quality. In case of my sons death aforesaid I give unto John Deane his heirs and assigns forever son of John Deane one of my Executors hereafter named all the plantation with the land belonging whereon I now live together with ten Cattle that is to say six cows and one bull and three steeres Alsoe the hogs on the said land belonging to me. In case of my sons death aforesaid ye Residue of my Estate to be distributed among the poorest and most incapable of living of my God Children According to ye discretion of my Executors if they think fitt.
      To every and each of my friends here named; George Jones to Honoria his wife to John Weire to Mr Daniel Gaines to Mr Thomas Perkins to Mrs. Jane Deane wife of John Deane one of my Executors to Mrs. Martha Taylor twenty shillings apiece to buy them mourning Rings. To each of my Executors hereafter named twenty shillings apiece to buy them mourning Rings. It is my will that my said Son remain with his God father and Godmother until he attaine to the age aforesaid and to be brought up to learn to Read write and Cast accounts and the Grammer Rules if possible. And last I ordaine and appoint Capt George Taylor John Deane and Mrs Elizabeth Jones Exs. of this my last will and Testament.
      Wit. ALEX. DONIPHAN, aged 30 years or thereabouts, Rees EVANS, aged 30 years or thereabouts, JOHN MILLS, age 36 years or thereabouts.
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      1672-1674 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 52-53
      KNOW ALL MEN that I JOHN BOWEN of the County of Rappa. Planter for diverse good causes and more especially for the consideration of Twenty two hundred pounds of good sound Tobo and caske received of JOHN MOTHEN of Rappa. Planter the receipt whereof I doe acknowledge have for me my heirs and assigns sold and confirmed unto the aforesaid JOHN MOTHEN his heirs and assigns all my right and Interest of the just half or moiety of Five hundred and fifty acres of land granted to me by Pattent bearing date the Twentieth of October 1666 the said land being in the County of Rappa as will more fully appeare by the said Pattent the abovesd halfe or moyety being or lying next to the land called VASES and divided by a land of marked trees from the other halfe or moyety To have and to hold the said land forever wth all Immunities thereunto belonging in as full and ample manner as is granted to me by the abovesaid Pattent In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this 5th of November 1667
      in presence of us WILLIAM SERJANT JOHN BOWEN
      STEPHEN MANNERING
      I the Subscriber doe assigne over all my Right and title of this within mentioned Bill of Sale unto WILLIAM GRIFFIN and JOHN WHITRIDGE from me my heirs and assigns to the said WILLIAM GRIFFIN and JOHN WHITRIDGE their heirs and assigns forever as Witness my hand this 25th of May 1672
      Test THOMAS BLISSED JOHN MOTHEN
      WILLIAM SARGENT
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN MOTHEN and MARY MOTHEN do acknowledge our well beloved Friend THOMAS BLESSED to be our Lawfull Attorney to acknowledge the half of five hundred and fifty acres of land unto WILLIAM GRIFFIN and JOHN WHITRIDGE them or either of them in this Court for Rappa. for wch land I have assigned over a Bill of Sale made to me from JOHN BOWEN wch I doe acknowledge by my said Attorney in Witness whereof wee have sett to our hands and seals this 25th of (blank) 1672
      in presence of us WILLIAM SARGENT JOHN MOTHEN
      RICHARD WHARTON MARY MOTION
      Recordatr x6d die 9bris 1672
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      James Hughes 2006-02-10 13:43:43
      Atkinson Connections

      (Old Rappa. Records, 1677-1682, Part 1:123). 7 Oct 1673. Cornelius WOOD of Rappae. doe for a valuable cons… to Lewis FLOYD 200 A on S side of Rappae. River between lands of Mrs. Bethlehem GILLSON & James COGHILL being pte of a tract of 560 A surveyed for Mr. White CLARK now the land of Cornelius WOOD as will be made more appear in a Patent lately granted to sd Lewis for 200 A on upper part of tract of 560 A surveyed for Mr. White CLARK now the land of Cornelius WOOD as will be made more appear in a Patent lately granted sd Lewis for 200 A on the upper part of said land between the 2nd & 3rd corner of a Certaine Path coming from Potobago Towne runing cross the land being on the West side of the said land. S/Cornelius WOOD; Wits: Lawrence WASHINGTON, Wm: [M] GRIFFIN. Rec. 4 Mar 1673/4. (Sparacio)

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