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

Thomas Curtis

Male Bef 1707 - 1737  (> 30 years)


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  • Name Thomas Curtis 
    Born Bef 1707 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Dec 1737  Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I086621  Tree1
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 

    Family Honor MNU Curtis,   b. Bef 1711,   d. Aft 1740, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years) 
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F36941  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 2; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 326a-327
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen, I THOMAS CURTISS of the Parish of Cople in County of Westmorland being very sick and weak but in perfect sence and memory, thanks he to God for the same, and calling to mind the certainty of death and the uncertainty of this life do make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament, And as to my worldly Estate it hath pleased God to endue me with after my just Debt paid, I give dispose of in manner and form following,
      Imprs. I lend unto my Wife, HONOR CURTISS, one hundred and twenty eight acres of Land I purchased of GERRARD DAVIES be the same more or less and one Negro woman named Nunn and one white Servant man named GILBERT McCLUE dureing her widowhood and if in case she marry, my will and desire is that the said Land, Negro woman and white Servant man if not free go and desend to my Son, JOHN CURTISS, and the Land to him and his heirs lawfully begotten and bornd in wedlock forever; And if in case such heirs be wanting, my will and desire is that the said Land go and desend to my Son. ROBERT CURTISS, and his heirs lawfully begotten and bornd in wedlock forever; I give unto my Son, ROBERT CURTISS, one Negro boy named Cesar and if in case the said Negro woman, Nunn, shall have another Child, my will is that my Son, ROBERT, have it and that it be brought up on my Estates accot. untill it shall be ten years old then delivered to my Son, ROBERT CURTISS if demanded by him; And if in case my Son, ROBERT CURTISS, dies without a Son or Daughter, my will and desire is that the said Negroe Cesar and the other Negro Child, if any, go to my Son, JOHN CURTISS, and all the said Negro woman Nunn's increase. I give unto my Son, ROBERT CURTISS, one hundred and seventy eight acres of land lying on the borders of PRINCE WILLIAM County which I purchased of ALEXANDER NELSON taken up by JOHN JONES, as appears by Pattent dated the 19th day of April 1725; I lend unto my Daughter, MARY CURTISS ails GAREING one hundred acres of Land lying and being in the County of RICHMOND to her and her heirs forever lawfully begotten and bornd in wedlock and if in case such heir be wanting, then my will and desire is that the sd. Land go and desend to my Son JOHN CURTISS, and his heirs lawfully begotten and born in wedlock; Provided that the said JOHN CURTISS within one twelve months after possession of the said Land shall pay unto my Son, ROBERT CURTISS, Twenty five pounds of current money and in case he fails in paying the said sum of money aforesd., then my will and desire is that the said Land goe and desend to my Son, ROBERT CURTISS, and his heirs lawfully begotten and born in wedlock forever; And if in case such heirs be wanting, then my will and desire is that the said land go and desend unto my Son, JOHN CURTISS, and his heirs lawfully begotten for ever; I give unto my Wife, HONOR CURTISS, one large new feather bed and furniture dureing her widowhood and if in case she marry, my will and desire is that the said bed and furniture goe to my Son, JOHN CURTISS, I give unto my Son, ROBERT CURTISS, one feather bed and furniture. I lend to my Daughter, MARY CURTIS, one feather bed, boulster and one blankett one pr, of sheets, one iron pott, one pewter dish, two plates, two spoons. I leave unto my Son, JOHN CURTISS, my old Gun and old Chest. I leave to my Son, ROBERT CURTISS, one new Gun and new iron bound chest and one case iron bound and bottles. I lend to my Wife, HONOR CURTISS, one Escrutore dureing her widowhood and if in case she marry, then my will and desire is that the said Escutore return to my Son, JOHN CURTISS. My will and desire is that if my two Sons, JOHN & ROBERT CURTISS, die without heir begotten of their owne body that all my Lands and Negroes be given go and desend to my Daughter, MARY GAREING, and as to the remaining part of my goods and chattels my desire is that they be equally devided amongst my three Children, and I do hereby utterly revok disanul and make void all other Wills Testaments Legacies Bequests by me heretofore made ratifieirg and confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament and I doe hereby appoint and constitute Majr. GEORGE TURBERVILE my whole sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of October Anno Domini 1737
      Signed Sealed & delivered in the presence of
      THO; SANFORD, JOHN WHEELER THO: CURTIS
      Westmorland ss. At a Court. continued and held for the said County the 30th day of November 1737 This Last Will and Testament of THOMAS CURTIS, deceased, was presented into Court by HONOR, the Relict, who made Oath thereto and being proved by the Oath of THOMAS SANFORD, one of the witnesses thereto, (who also swore he see the other witnesses subscribe his name as a witness) the same is admitted to Record (the Heir at Law being present and consenting), and for that GEORGE TURBERVILE. Gent.. sole Executor in the said Will named and appointed refused in open Court to undertake the burthen of the execution thereof, upon the mocon of the said HONOR and her giving THOMAS SANFORD and WILLIAM SANFORD, JUNIOR for her securities, as is usual in such cases. Certificate is granted her for obtaining Letters of Administration thereupon
      with the Will annexed in due form
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the Seventh day of December 1737, pr. G. T., C. C. W.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 9; 1738-1744 {Antient Press}: pp 40-42
      THIS INDENTURE made the 3rd day of January in the 13th year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the 2nd by the grace of God of Great Brittain France & Ireland, King. Defender of the faith & in the year of our Lord 1739; Between JAMES MURPHY & HONOR his Wife of Parish of Cople in County of Westmoreland, Planter. of one part and JOHN MOSS of the Parish of Cople in County of Westmoreland, Planter, of other part; Witnesseth that JAMES MURPHY & HONOR his Wife in consideration of the sum of 2000 pounds of tobacco to them in hand paid by JOHN MOSS. the receipt whereof JAMES MURPHY & HONOR his Wife doth hereby acknowledge; hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOHN MOSS that tract of land with the appurtenances lying in Parish of Cople & County of Westmoreland containing 60 acres of land it being HONOR MURPHY's Right of Dower since the decease of her former Husband, THOMAS CURTIS, & the 60 acres of land is part of 150 acres of land that THOS: CURTIS, deced., bought of GERRARD DAVIS. and the 60 acres of land is part of 400 acres of land which GERRARD DAVIS had of Capt, ISAAC ALLERTON, Gent., in exchange for 200 acres of land. Together with all houses orchards priviledges and appurtenances to the (at) acres of land belonging; To have and to hold the 60 acres of land with appurtenances unto JOHN MOSS his heirs: And JAMES MURPHY and HONNOR his Wife the premises with appurtenances to JOHN MOSS his heirs against JAMES MURPHY and HONNOR his Wife during her natural life shall warrant save harmless keep indemnified and forever defend by these presents; In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have interchangably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written
      Sealed & Delivered in presence of
      JAMES SOMERVILL, JAMES MURPHY
      THOMAS REDDALL, SAMUEL ATTWELL HONNOR MURPHY
      Memo. That on the 3rd day of January in the year of our Lord 1739, peaceable & quiet possession & seizin of the within bargained and sold premises was given & delivered by JAMES MURPHY and HONNOR his Wife unto JOHN MOSS by the delivery of Turf and Twig, the said Land, To have and to hold according to the tenor & effect of the within written
      Deed
      In presence of JAMES SOMERVILL. JAMES MURPHY
      THUS. REDDALL. SAML, ATTWELL HONNOR MURPHY
      Janr•. 3rd 1739 Then recd of JOHN MOSS the sum of 2000 pounds of tobacco full satisfaction for the within demised premises as Witness our hands
      In presence of JAMES SOMERVILL, JAMES MURPHEY
      THUS. REDDALL. SAML. ATTWELL HONNOR MURPHEY
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 9; 1742-1745{Antient Press}: pp 275-278
      THIS INDENTURE made the Fifteenth day of March in the year of our Lord
      Christ one thousand seven hundred and forty two; Between JOHN CURTIS of Cople Parish and Westmorland County of one part and JOHN COMBS of the same Parish and County of other part; Witnesseth Whereas JOHN CURTIS by Indenture bearing date the fourteenth day of this instant month for the consideration therein expressed did bargain and sell unto JOHN COMBS all those lands with their appurtenances containing by estimation One hundred and seventy acres (be the same more or less) scituate in Parish and County aforesaid in LOWER MACHOTICK NECK, and formerly belonging to Mr. ISAAC ALLERTON as by Pattent may appear; And by Capt. ISAAC ALLERTON. Grandson to the aforesaid ALLERTON, sold and conveyed unto GERRARD DAVIES, and by said DAVIES sold unto THOMAS CURTIS, Father of said JOHN CURTIS, party to these presents; together with all the lands and premises which are scituate as aforesaid; To have and to hold the lands and premises unto JOHN COMBS and assigns during the term of one year to the intent that by virtue thereof and of the Statute for transfering uses into possession JOHN COMBS might be in the actual possession of the land and premises and be enabled to accept a release of the inheritance thereof; NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that JOHN CURTIS in consideration of the sum of Ten thousand pounds of lawful' tobacco to him in hand paid by said COMBS. the receipt whereof he doth herby acknowledge, hath and doth by these presents bargain and sell the land and premises with the appurtenances and all claim of said CURTIS in the same; In Witness whereof the parties to these presents hath interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written
      Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of
      SPENCER ARISS, SAML. ATTWELL, JOHN CURTIS
      MARTHA ATTWELL, WM. ASKINS
      March the 15th 1742/3. Received of JOHN COMBS Ten thousnd pounds of Lobo; in full satisfaction for premises by me.
      Test SPENCER ARISS, SAML. ATTWELL, JOHN CURTIS
      MARTHA ATTWELL, WM: ASKINS
      Westmorland Sct. At a Court held for the said County the 29th day of March 1743
      JOHN CURTIS personally acknowledged this Deed of Bargain and Sale for Lands by him passed to JOHN COMBS together with the Receipt endorsed for the consideration to be his proper act and deed which at the instance of the said COMBS are admitted to Record
      Recorded the 11th day of April 1743, pr. G. L., C. C. W.
      Test GEORGE LEE, C. C. W.