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

George Downing

Male Bef 1684 - 1726  (> 28 years)


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  • Name George Downing 
    Born Bef 1684  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1712 and 1726  St. Mary's Paish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I085338  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Family Anne Cox,   b. Bef 1693, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 31 Aug 1727, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 34 years) 
    Married Bef 1709  St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Downing,   b. Bef 1710, St. Mary's Paish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1727, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 17 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F19239  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Coxe, Lem. 18 Oct., 1710-6Oct., 1710. Mr. John Colyer, merchant in Bristol; Joseph Downing, son of George Downing by Anne, his wife; legatee Lem Richardson, son of James Richardson; Margaret Berry, daughter of William Berry; robert Taliaferro and Margaret, his now wife; Georg Downing, son of George Downing; Henry Berry; to Edward Tuberville for his attendance on me in my sickness and drawing my will 1000 pds. All the residue to Anne Downing and Joseph Downing, her son.

      Abstracts from Records of Richmond County, Virginia
      William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 3 (Jan., 1909), pp. 176-195 doi:10.2307/1915946

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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=37&last=&g_p=G3&col lection=NN Grant
      Title Downing, George.
      Publication 10 August 1704.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Description: 70 acres beg.g for the said tract at a cedar post standing near a spanish oak line tree near a road leading to Thomas Downings and Joseph Palmers, at the upper end of Joseph Palmers.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 3, 1703-1710, p. 37 (Reel 288).
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS; pages 110-112
      To all Christian People .. I ROBERT ALEXANDER of county Stafford for
      sum Four thousand pounds Tobo. in hand already paid .. by JOHN BROWN of county Westmoreland .. sold one tract of land containing 200 acres situate in Stafford County and on westermost branches of Jordans Bride Beaver Dam & towards the head thereof it being part of a pattent of 500 acres of land pattented in the name of Robt. Alexander bearing date 23rd March 1664 the other 300 acres lying in Westmoreland County and now in possession and occupation of JOHN BREWERTON & GEORGE DOWNING by virtue of a good & authentick deed of Feoffment from Robert Alexander the said 200 acres of land is bounded beginning at a marked Pohickory & extending south to the main branch of Jordans Bridge and crossing 100 poles to another marked hiccory then East to the said Branch 60 poles and down the North side of the branch same course 260 poles to a white oak thence North 100 poles to another oak finally West to the first mentioned hiccory .. the first day of August 1701.
      Presence Wm. Fitzhugh Junr.,
      Jacob Maulden. John Allen Robert Alexander
      At a Court held 10th Decr. 1701 .. Mr. Robert Alexander came into Court acknowledged the aforesaid deed of land to Mr. John Brown of Westmoreland County ordered that said deed with acknowledgment be recorded.
      Know all men .. I FRANCES ALEXANDER wife of the withun Robert Alexander do by these presents for a valuable consideration reced of Mr. John Brown freely & of my own accord impower NATHL. POPE Attorney to acknowledge my right of dower which I hereafter may have or now have to the within 200 acres of land first day Augt. 1701.
      Presence Wm. Fitzhugh Junr., Frances Alexander
      Jacob Maulden, John Allen
      Decr. 10th 1701 A Power from Mrs. Frances Alexander to Mr. N. Pope being proved .. the said Pope by virtue of said Power acknowledged her right of dower to said land. Endorsed on the back of the aforesaid deed. Memorandum that we the Subscribers saw the within Robt. Alexander deliver possession of the within mentioned land to the within mentioned JOHN BROWN by delivering Turf and Twigg parcel & appurtenances of said land to the said John Brown and they both desired us to take notice of the same as witness our hands this 11th day Novr. 1701.
      William Bumbury
      Jno. Bumbury, Charles x Martin
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      1708-1711 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 5; Antient Press: (Page 341)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ROBERT TALIAFERRO of Parish of ST. MARY in County of ESSEX, Planter, am holden and firmly do stand bound unto BENJAMIN DEVERELL and GEORGE DOWNING, both of the Parish of ST. MARY in County of Richmond in the full and just some of Fifty pounds of good and lawfull money of England to be well and truely paid to the vch: payment to be made I oblige my selfe my heirs by these presents as Wittness my hand and seal this nine and twentieth day of November in the year of our Lord 1710.
      WHEREAS SEM COX late of the Parish of ST. MARY in County of Richmond deced, made his Will and Testament in writing & bearing date the eighteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Ten, and therein and thereby (inter alia) made and ordained the above named BENJAMIN DEVERELL and GEORGE DOWNING sole Executors, And Whereas also ye above bounde ROBERT TALIAFERRO and MARGARET...his Now Wife for a valuable consideration have sold and lawfully conveyed unto the said SEM COX in his life time a certaine tract of land containeing One hundred thirty and six acres lying in Parish of ST. MARY in County of Richmond but before any acknowledgment was made of the said land by ROBERT TALIAFERRO and MARGARETT his Wife to said SEM COKE and his heirs as the Law requires, said SEM CORE departed this Life, NOW THE CONDITION of the above written obligation is such that if ROBERT TALIAFERRO and MARGARETT his said Wife shall personally appeare att any Court to be held and kept for ye County of Richmond and then and there in due forme of Law acknowledge the said Tract of land to BENJAMIN DEVERELL and GEORGE DOWNING, Executors as aforesd. And moreover if the heirs of said SEM COKE deced shall hereafter possess the said tract of land free and clear of all manner of former in cumbrances, Then this present obligation to be voyd otherwise to remaine in full force
      Sealed and deli eyed in the presence of
      JOHN f HALL his marke ROBERT TALIAFERRO
      E: TURBERVILE
      Acknowledged in Richmond County Court the Sixth day of December 1710 by the above named ROBERT TALIAFERRO and admitted to Record Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      We the within named BENJAMIN DEVERELL and GEORGE DOWNING do for ye value reced assigne this Bond and the moneys thereby due and payable to THOMAS WHITE from us our heirs as Wittness our hands and seals this fourth day of July 1711
      Sealed and delivered in the presence of
      ALEXANDER SPENCE BENJA: DEVERELL
      E. TURBERVILLE GEORGE DOWNING
      Acknowledged in Richmond County Court the Fourth day of July 1711 by the above named BENJA: DEVERELL and GEORGE DOWNING and admitted to record
      Test JNO: TAYLOE, D. Cl. Examined p JNO: TAYLOE, DCI.
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      1711-1714 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 6; Antient Press: (Page 164)
      THIS INDENTURE made the eighteenth day of May in the Twelth year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lady Anne by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, Queene Defender of the faith &c. and in the yeare of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirteene Betweene GEORGE ALSUP of the Parish of St. Mary in the County of Richmond, Planter, and ANNE his Wife of the one part and SAMUELL HOYLE of the same Parish and County, Planter, of the other part; Wittnesseth that GEORGE ALSUP in consideration of the summe of Five shillings of good and lawfull money of England to him in hand paid by SAMUELL HOYLE by these presents doth bargaine and sell unto SAMUELL HOYLE all those severall plantations tracts and parcells of land whereon said GEORGE ALSUP and SAMUEL HOYLE now live; And also the reversion of the Plantation with the land and appurtenances where the said GEORGE DOWNING now lives upon after the decease of the said GEORGE ALSUP and ANNE his said Wife lying in Parsih of St. Mary in County of Richmond containing by estimation in the whole Three hundred acres of land being part of a Patent granted to CHARLES GRIMES deceased for Six hundred acres of land which beares date the Eighth day of October in he yeare of our Lord 1657, with all houses and tobacco houses barnes gardens and orchards belonging; To have and to hold the premises with their respective rights members and appurtenances unto SAMUELL HOYLE his heirs during the full terme of one whole year thence next ensueing paying therefore the rent of one ear of Indian Corne on the Birth day of our Lord God next ensueing if lawfully demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of ye Statute for transferring uses into possession the said SAMUEL HOYLE may be in the actual and sole possession of the said premsies and be thereby the better enabled to accept and take a grant release or other conveyance of the freehold reversion and inheritance thereof; In Wittnesse whereof the said parties have to these presents sett their hands & seales the day month and year first above written
      Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      RICHD. TALIAFERRO, GEORGE ASLUP
      E: TURBERVILE ANNE ALSUP
      Att a Court held for Richmond County the Seventh day of October 1713
      GEORGE ALSUP and ANNE his Wife in open Court acknowledged this their Deed unto SAMUELL HOYLE, the said ANNE being first privately examined and it is admitted to
      Record Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      THIS INDENTURE made the Nineteenth day of May in the twelth year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lady Anne by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, Queen defender of the faith &c., and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirteene; Betweene GEORGE ALSUP of the Parish of St. Mary in the County of Richmond,-Planter, and ANNE his Wife of one part and SAMUELL HOYLE of the same Parish and County, Planter, of the other part; Wittnesseth that GEORGE ALSUP in consideration of the summe of Sixty and one pounds, three shillings and eight pence of good and lawfull money of England to him in hand paid by SAMUELL HOYLE, by these presents doth bargaine sell release and confirme unto SAMUELL HOYLE and his heirs the said SAMUELL HOYLE being in actuall possession of the premises by virtue of a Lease thereof made bearing date the day before the date of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession, all those several plantations tracts and parcells of land whereon they ye sd. GEORGE ALSUP & SAMUELL HOYLE now live after the decease of said GEORGE ALSUP and ANNE his Wife scituate lying and being in the Parish of St. Mary in the County of Richmond containing by estimation in the whole Three hundred acres of land being part of a Patent granted unto CHARLES GRYMES for Six hundred acres of land which bears the date the eighth of October in the year of our Lord 1657; To have and to hold the premises with their respective rights members and appurtenances unto SAMUELL HOYLE his heirs: Provided always and upon this condition that GEORGE ALSUP and ANNE his said Wife their heirs shall att all times hereafter clearly discharge or otherwise sufficient keep harmless and indemnified the said SAMUELL HOYLEs neirs from a certaine Debt of Sixty and one pounds three shillings and eight pence due from GEORGE ALSUP to MADM. ELIZABETH CHURCHILL, Widdow, and for which said SAMUEL HOYLE together with RICHARD TALIAFERO Gent.,became bound as security on behalfe of said GEORGE ALSUP for the payment thereof by good and sufficient Bills of Exchange as by a certaine Instrument of Writing dated the 13th day of this Instant more att large may appeare, And moreover if the said GEORGE ALSUP and ANNE his Wife their heirs within the space of three yeares next ensueing shall discharge the said SAMUELL HOYLE his heirs from the said Debt and all costs and damages and interest due thereupon; That then and in such case this present Deed or Grant and the agreements herein expressed shall be utterly voyd and of none effect as if the same had never been made; In Wittnesse whereof the said parties have to these presents set their hands and seales the day and year first mentioned
      Sealed and Delivered after the within mentioned Deed of Bailable & Sale being first executed in the sight & presence of
      RICHD. TALIAFFERO, GEORGE ALSUP
      E: TURBERVILE ANNE ALSUP
      Att a Court held for Richmond County the Seventh day of October 1713
      GEORGE ALSUP and ANNE his Wife in open Court acknowledged this their Deed unto SAMUELL HOYE the said ANNE being first privately examined and it was admitted to Record Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1, Part II, (Antient Press); pp. 451-452
      Indenture 31st August 1727 between JOSEPH STROTHER & JNO. ffARGUSON both Vestreymen in Hanover Parish in County of King George of one part and SAMUEL SKINKER Merchant of same of other part .. Whereas SEM COX deced in his lifetime was seized of 92 acres in his Demesne as of 100 lying formerly in the north side of the Parish of St. Mary's in Richmond County but now in ye Parish of Hanover in County of King George the said SEM COXE .. did make his last Will and Testament .. dated 18th October 1710 & thereby did Will said land in form as followeth: that
      is to say (Item that in case .. JOSEPH DOWNING should happen to dey without any Issue of his body lawfully begotten .. after decease of sd Ann his Mother I give .. all my lands to use & behoof of the north side of the Parish of St. Mary's in County of Richmond to buy ornaments and other decent Utensils for the too churches therein as the minister & vestrymer of sd Parish for the time being shall limit and appoint and as there remain any of my land over & above ye Same .. then I give remainder over to minister & vestryment aforesaid to use of said Parish .. forever to be disposed of to such pious uses as they shall think fit) .. in same will did make BENJAMIN DESORETH & GEORGE DOWNING his Executors and SEM COXE so dying .. JOSEPH DOWNING hath died without any Issue of his body lawfully begotten after the decease of ANN his Mother and as much as sd ANN; also deceased; and whereas JOSEPH STROTHER & JOHN ffARGUSON by an order of the Vestry of Hanover Parish (which was at the time of making the sd will called Saint Mary's Parish) .. all appointed to sell the sd land .. and whereas the 92 acres part of the land mentioned .. in consideration of sum of 2200 pounds of Tobacco paid by SAMUEL SKINKER .. sell all tract of 92 acres commonly known by the name of the Glebe Land bounded on the west by the land of JOHN OWENS, on the north land of WM. BUNBURY, on the East with PATRICK HAMRICKS land on the south by Kays pattent
      Presence Nicholas Porter, Joseph Strother
      Benjamin Hensley Junr., John x Burn (Bourn) John Farguson 1st September 1727 .. Deed recorded.

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