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

Thomas Porter

Male 1731 - 1817  (~ 85 years)


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  • Name Thomas Porter 
    Born Nov 1731  Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Sep 1817  Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I113305  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Benjamin Porter,   b. 1679, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1761, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Campbell,   b. 1704, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1778, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 3 Oct 1730  St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F25149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Shropshire,   b. 24 Jan 1741, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1827, Clark County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Porter,   b. Bef 1764, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1787, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 23 years)  [natural]
     2. Margaret Porter,   b. Bef 1759, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1790, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 33 years)  [natural]
     3. Thomas Porter,   b. Bef 1760, Bromfield Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1782, Bromfield Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years)  [natural]
     4. Anne Porter,   b. Abt 1763, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1789, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F4546  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      A DIGEST OF ORANGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA WILL BOOKS 1734-1838 {Sparacio}
      PORTER, Benjamin
      2. 317-318. Will made 21 Jan 1761; rec 26 Nov 1761.
      EXS. sons Nicholas & Benjamin.
      WIT. George Taylor, James Taylor, George Taylor Junr., Jonathan Taylor.
      CH. eldest son Ambrose, Nicholas, Thomas, Charles, Abner, Benjamin, Joseph, Elizabeth, Frances, Jane, Betty, Mary, Ann.
      3. 353-362. Est acct with Benjamin Porter, mentions daus Elizabeth & Frances and their husbands James & John Grigsby; rec 25 Apr 1796.
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      A DIGEST OF ORANGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA WILL BOOKS 1734-1838 {Sparacio}
      PORTER, Benjamin
      4. 283-286. Will made 3 Aug 1807; rec 27 June 1808.
      EXS. Brother Abner Porter, John Taylor, Camp & John Porter.
      WIT. Anthony A. Harrison, Abraham Maury Junr., Richard H. Taliaferro, William Milburn.
      WIFE Mary.
      Mentions Brothers Abner, Charles (deced), Thomas, Joseph; Brother Charles' sons Camp, John 6 Benjamin; Ann Smith dau of Brother Thomas; William & Elizabeth ch of Brother Joseph;
      Sisters Elizabeth (Grigsby), Frances (Grigsby) her ch Benjamin & Mary (Weir); George son of Nicholas Porter, John L. Wood; Benjamin & Maria (Cave) children of Brother Abner. BN. May Burton, James Barbour, William White, Francis Cowherd, Belfield Cave.
      5. 31-33. Est acct with Abner Porter examined & settled 2 Dec 1814;
      rec 26 Dec 1814.
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      1759-1765 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 13; [Antient Press]; Page 153-155
      Indenture 23 Apr 1761 between BENJAMIN PORTER, Orange County, and THOMAS PORTER of same .. in consideration natural love for Son Thomas Porter .. confirms 200 acres in Orange County on East side of Rockey Run .. Petty's Mill Run .. Joshua Hudson .. Porter's mill . . .
      Witnesses: Benja. Porter
      William Walker
      William Tinsley, Ambrose Barnett
      Recorded Orange County 23rd April 1761.
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      1762-1765 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book D; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 256-57.
      22 March 173. Walter Shropshire of Culpeper County to Thomas Porter of Orange County. For £300 current money. Six negroes, Cesar and Judy and little Hannah and Yellow Toney and Anthony and old Toney Walter Shropshire
      Wit: James Arnold, William Willis.
      21 July 1763. Proved by William Willis
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      1759-1765 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 13; [Antient Press]; Page 380-381
      ndenture 4 Mar 1764 between WALTER SHROPSHIRE and SARAH, his wife, of Orange County, and THOMAS PORTER of same .. deeds of lease and release .. for £50 .. grant 500 acres on the branches of Rappadan River upper side of Mine and Black Walnut Runs .. part of Patent granted to Henry Willis, deceased, and by the Executors of Henry Willis to Sherwood James .. bounded .. Jonathan Gibson .. James Roach .. Ignatius West .. Spotswood's line .
      Witnesses: Walter Shropshire
      Benja. Porter, Robert Hill, Sarah Shropshire
      Reuben Newman, John Grigsby
      Recorded Orange County 22nd March 1764.
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      1759-1765 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 13; [Antient Press]; Page 509
      On margin. "Exd & Deld to Thos. Porter the 24 July 1766"
      Know all .. I THOMAS PORTER .. for £145 .. paid by JOHN GREEN sold five Negroes .. 2 Nov 1764.
      Witnesses: Thos. Porter
      Saml. Clayton Junr., Edward Watkins
      Recorded Orange County 23rd May 1765.
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      1765-1768 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 14; [Antient Press]; Page 33-35
      Indenture 8 Oct 1765 between THOMAS PORTER and ANN, his wife, of Orange County, and GEORGE PROCTOR, Planter, of same .. for 35 £120 .. grant 200 acres, bounded .. fork of Petty's Mill Run, near head of mill dam .. Joshua Hudson now lives .. Hudson's lease .. Rocky Run .. Porter's mill . .
      Witnesses: Thos. Porter
      James Newman, Benjamin Porter, Ann Porter
      Joshua Hudson, Reuben Newman
      Recorded Orange County 24th October 1765.
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      1765-1768 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 14; [Antient Press]; Page 78
      Know all men .. Whereas THOMAS PORTER hath sold to JOHN GREEN five Negroes .. £45 .. paid .. 24th July 1766 . .
      Bill of Sale recorded
      24th July 1766 John Green
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      1765-1768 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 14; [Antient Press]; Page 315-316
      Indenture 23 June 1768 between THOMAS PORTER and JAMES ROACH .. for £20 .. sells 500 acres on branches of the Rapadan River, the upper aide of the Mine and Blackwalnut Runs and is part of
      pattent granted to Henry Willis, dec'd, for 3500 acres .. bounded .. Jonathan Gibson's line .. James Roach .. Ignatius West .. Colo. Spotswood's line
      Recorded Orange County Thos. Porter
      23rd June 1768.
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      1769-1773 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book F; [Antient Press]; Page 65-66
      This Indenture made 29th September 1769 between JAMES NEWMAN and VERENDA his Wife of Parish of St. Thomas's in County of Orange and THOMAS PORTER of Parish of Brumfield in Culpeper County in consideration of one hundred fifty seven pounds ten shillings current money of Virginia hath granted unto Thomas Porter 450 acres bounded Beginning at three white oaks on Deep Run to Pointer to two water oaks on Deep Run up the several courses of the run to the beginning ..
      Presence: George Newman, James Newman
      Alexander Waugh Junr., Verenda Newman
      Benjamin Porter, Joseph Porter, William Newman
      Memo. This deed was reacknowledged the 17th day of May 1770 in Presence of O TOWLES, JOHN WALKER, JOHN TOMPKINS .
      At Court held for County of Culpeper 17th May 1770 This Indenture of Bargain and Sale ordered to be recorded previous to which the said Virinda was first privily examined as the Law directs.
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      1769-1773 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book F; [Antient Press]; Page 608-611
      THIS INDENTURE made 16 November 1772 Between OWIN MINOR of County of Culpeper and SARAH his Wife of one part and THOMAS PORTER of County of FAUQUIER of other part Witnesseth that for sum of Eighty pounds Sixteen shillings current money paid Owin Minor and Sarah his Wife have granted unto Thomas Porter his heirs land in County of Culpeper containing 231 acres bounded Beginning at two red oaks thence South to two pines thence North to three pines on the head of a Great Marsh Branch thence South to the Beginning
      Presence EDWARD STEVENS Owin Minor
      Sarah Minor
      At Court held for Culpeper County November 16, 1772
      This Indenture acknowledged by Owin Minor and Sarah his Wife she having been first privily examined as the Law directs & ordered to be recorded.
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      1778-1779 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book I; [Antient Press]; Page 345-347
      THIS INDENTURE made this 19th day of June 1779 Between JOSHUA WILLIS and SARAH his Wife of the County of Culpeper of one part and THOMAS PORTER of the aforesaid County Witnesseth that for the sum Three hundred pounds current money of Virginia they have sold unto the said Thomas Porter his heirs forever Two hundred acres of land in the aforesaid County and bounded begining at two white and one red oak Corner to the sd Porter in the old ISLAND line and runing thence South to a red oak on the top of a Mountain thence North to the begining .
      Presents of us JOSEPH WOOD JUNR., Joshua Willis
      BENJAMIN FINNELL, ROBERT ALCOCK
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 21st of June 1779 This Indenture ordered to be recorded.
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      1778-1779 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book I; [Antient Press]; Page 379-382
      THIS INDENTURE made this 17th of July 1779 Betwen HENRY ALER and MARGARET his Wife of County of Culpeper of one part and THOMAS PORTER of aforesaid County of the other part Witnesseth that for the sum Seven hundred pounds current money of Virginia to them the said Henry Aler and Margaret his Wife in hand paid they do hereby acknowledge have sold in feeoff the said Thomas Porter his heirs forever land containing One hundred and sixty two acres in the said County on both sides of the Robinson River and bounded begining at a white oak thence North to three pines Corner to JACOB HUFMAN and FREDERICK TANNER thence with said Tanner line South to the river thence up the several courses of the said Robinson River to a white oak on the South side said river near the mouth Alers Old Mill Run thence South to a forked Chesnut on the said Mill Run thence South the Corner down near the said Alers old Dam on the said run thence South to a white oak in Clear'd ground Corner to ROUZY thence North to GEORGE COOKs line thence with said Cook South to JOSEPH WILLIS's line thence with said Willis's line North East to said Willis's thence to the begining also one other parcel of land in the aforesaid County containing One hundred and sixty three acres of land and bounded begining at a red oak Corner to said JOSHUA WILLIS thence with said Willises line North to a pine on the side of a hill thence South to a chesnut oak on the West side of a Mountain thence North to the begining
      Presents of us JOHN HUME, Henry Aylor
      STEVEN FISHER, MARK FINKS Margaret Aylor
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 19th of July 1779
      This Indenture with memorandum and receipt ordered to be recorded.
      At a Court held for the said County the 21st of May 1781 MARGARET AYLOR came into Court & acknowledged the within conveyance being first previly Examd. according to Law.
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      1779-1781 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book L (Part 1); [Antient Press]; Page 119-121
      THIS INDENTURE made this twentieth day of June in year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and seventy nine Between PETER FLESHMAN and WINIFRED his Wife of County of Culpeper of one part and THOMAS PORTER of aforesaid County of other part Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Two hundred pounds current money to him in hand paid have bargained and sold unto THOMAS PORTER his heirs and assigns forever a certain piece or parcel of land containing by estimation fifty five acres be the same more or less situate lying and being in the aforesaid County and on South side of ROBINSON RIVER and bounded Begining at a white and double red Oak Corner to a tract of land belonging to the PORTER, thence with said PORTERs line North fifty degrees East One hundred and twenty poles to said ROBINSON RIVER thence down the several course of said RIVER to a Hickory and Sycamore in FLESHMANs old line, thence with the said line South fifty degrees West two hundred and eight poles to two Pines and red Oak saplin Corner to JOHN GLASSELL in JOSHUA WILLIS line, thence to the begining together with all fences water courses Orchards and all other appurtenances belonging To have and to hold the aforesaid land from all Incum-brances unto THOMAS PORTER his heirs and assigns forever As Witness our hands and seals the day and year above written
      in presence of JOHN HUME, PETER FLESHMAN
      JOHN MAJOR, FRANCIS MAJOR
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 17th day of June 1779
      This Indenture was partly proved by the 'witnesses thereto which is ordered to be Certified And at a Court held for the said County the 17 day of June 1780 was fully prov'd and ordered to be recorded
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      1779-1781 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book L (Part 1); [Antient Press]; Page 225-226
      THIS INDENTURE made this fifth day of June in year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred & Eighty Between ADAM BROYLE & MARY his Wife of County of Culpeper of one part and THOMAS PORTER of the aforesaid County of other part Witnesseth that for sum of One thousand pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid have bargained and sold unto THOMAS PORTER his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract of land containing by Estimation Two hundred acres more or less lying and being in County of Culpeper in the ROBERSON FORK and bounded Beginning at the mouth of the BEAVER DAM RUN on the West side the WHITE OAK RUN, thence up the BEAVER DAM RUN to a white Oak on the said RUN corner to ADAM YAGER, thence with said YAGERs line No. 66 West 51 poles to a white Oak & red Oak in said YAGERs line Corn. to NICHS. BROYLE, thence with said NICHS. BROYLEs line S. 5 W. 200 poles to three red Oaks Corn, to said BROYLE, thence with another of said NICHS. BROYLEs lines S. 80 W. 88 poles to three red Oaks corn. to said BROYLEs, thence S. 43 W. 106 poles to two Sycamores on the WHITE OAK RUN, thence down the several Courses of said RUN to the beginning togather with all houses fences orchards and all other appurtenances belonging To have and to hold the aforesaid Land with ever part and parcel thereof from all Incumbrances unto THOMAS PORTER his heirs and assigns forever As witness our hands & Seals the day & year first above written
      in presence of JNO. HUME ADAM BROILE
      MOSES BROYLES, SAMUEL MAJOR SENR.,
      JOHN BEVNEY
      (Our note: There is a Receipt dated 5th day of June 1780 but no recording, a space appearing to have been left at the top of page 227)
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      1779-1781 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book L (Part 1); [Antient Press]; Page 248-250
      THIS INDENTURE made the Thirteenth day of October One thousand seven hundyed & Eighty Between JAMES DUNCANSON and MARY his Wife of one part and THOMAS PORTER of the other part Witnesseth that JAMES DUNCANSON & MARY his Wife for sum of One thousand Two hundred pounds current money of Virginia to them in hand paid by these presents doth bargain and sell THOMAS PORTER his heirs and assigns forever that tract of land lying in County of Culpeper whereon JAMES FINNIE formly lived containing Six hundred acres be the same more or less and bounded Begining at a Hickory on the East side of WHITE OAK RUN in ANDREW CARPENTERs line, extending thence South 65 degrees East 172 poles to a white Oak in the said line, thence S. 11 East 125 poles to two red Oaks, thence S. 27E, 276 poles to a white Oak on DARK RUN, thence up said RUN to the mouth of a Branch called FINNIES SPRING BRANCH, thence up said Branch to three Blazed Pines in the said Branch, thence West 180 poles to a red Oak near a Branch, thence So. 15 W. 118 poles to a Hickory at the head of a Branch corner to LAYMAN and ELLIOT BUCHANNON thence South 52 poles to three Hickories Corner to said BUCHANNON on a Hill thence No. 75 West 94 poles to a black Oak and Hickory corner to said BUCHANNON thence No. 50 E. 200 poles to a white Oak on a Ridge Corner to JOHN WAYLAND thence N. 15 West 80 poles to four Sycomores on the WHITE OAK RUN thence down the said RUN to the begining togather with all houses fences waters and all other appurtenances belonging to have and to hold said premises with the appurtenances to said THOMAS PORTER his heirs and assigns forever In Witness whereof JAMES DUNCANSON & MARY his Wife have hereunto set their hands and Seals the day and year first above written
      JAMES DUNCANSON
      MARY DUNCANSON
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 16th day of October 1780
      This Indenture was acknowledged by the within named JAMES DUNCANSON and ordered to be recorded
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      1779-1781 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book L (Part 1); [Antient Press]; Page 306-308
      THIS INDENTURE made this Seventeenth day of June in year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Seventy Nine Between THOMAS PORTER and ANNE his Wife of County of Culpeper of one part and PETER FLESHMAN of the aforesaid County of other part Witnesseth that for sum of Fifty pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid doth bargain & sell unto PETER FLESHMAN his heirs and assigns a certain parcel of land containing by Estimation Eighty acres be the same more or less situate in said County and bounded Begining at a red Oak on a Stoney Nole in a line of said FLESHMANs thence with the said line North fifty degrees East ninety eight poles to two post Oaks & Pine, thence North forty five degrees West thirty eight poles to three Pines corner to JACOB HUFMAN and CHRISTIAN TANNER, thence with TANNERs line South fifty degrees West sixty two poles to two Spanish Oaks and Hickory in TANNERs line, thence to the Begining, Togather with all houses fences and all other appurtenances belonging To have and to hold all the aforesaid land with every part thereof from all Incumbrances unto PETER FLESHMAN his heirs and assigns forever As Witness our hands and Seals the day & year above written
      in presence of JOHN HUME, THOS. PORTER
      JOHN MAJOR, FRANCIS MAJOR ANNE PORTER
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 21st day of May 1781
      This Indenture was acknowledged and ordered to be recorded, the said ANNE being privily examined as the Law directs
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      1779-1781 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book L (Part 1); [Antient Press]; Page 308-311
      THIS INDENTURE made this Sixth day of March in year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and seventy Four Between THOMAS PORTER and ANNE his Wife of Parish of Brumfield in the County of Culpeper and Colony of Virginia of one part and HENRY AYLOR of Parish County and Colony aforesaid of other part Witnesseth that THOMAS PORTER & ANNE his Wife for sum of Four hundred pounds current money of Virginia to them in hand paid by these presents doth bargain and sell unto HENRY AYLOR his heirs and assigns forever one certain Tract of land lying in Culpeper County and bounded begining at three white Oaks on DEEP RUN and runing thence North fifty one degrees East two hundred & thirty three poles to three Pines, thence South seventy degrees East eighty six poles to two white Oakes and a Pine, thence South twenty five degrees East One hundred and seventy four poles to Pointers, thence South fifty five & half degrees West three hundred and thirty four poles to Pointers, thence North twenty three degrees East forty poles to two white Oaks on DEEP RUN, thence up the several courses of said RUN to the begining, the said Tract of Land doth contain Four hundred and fifty acres together with all houses gardens & appurtenances whatsoever belonging To have and to hold the above mentioned tract of land with the appurtenances unto HENRY AYLOR his heirs and assigns In Witness whereof the said THOMAS and ANNE his Wife have hereunto set their hands and affix'd their Seals the day and year above written
      in presence of HENRY FIELD JUNR., THOS. PORTER
      PAUL HUFMAN, JOHN SMITH ANNE PORTER
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 21st day of May 1781
      This Indenture was acknowledged by the parties and ordered to be recorded, the said ANNE being privily examined as the Law directs
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      1779-1781 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book L (Part 1); [Antient Press]; Page 311-313
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THOMAS PORTER of Culpeper County for and in consideration of the natural love and affection I bear unto my Son in Law, JOHN MAJOR, and Daughter, ELIZABETH, his Wife, and for divers other good causes and considerations by these presents grant and confirm unto JOHN MAJOR & his heirs a certain tract of land lying in County of Culpeper and containing by estimation Four hundred and twenty acres lying in the Fork of the ROBINSON RIVER and on both sides the WHITE OAK RUN and bounded Begining at a Hickory Corner to CARPENTER on WHITE OAK RUN, thence with his line South Sixty five degrees East seventy four poles to a white Oak, thence South. Eleven degrees East One hundred and twenty five poles, thence South twenty seven East Two hundred and seventy six poles to a white Oak on DARK RUN, then up the said RUN to the mouth of FINNEYS SPRING BRANCH, thence up said Branch to four Blazed Pines in the said Branch, thence North forty seven degrees East fourteen poles to three pines, Thence North thirty six degrees West to said WHITE OAK RUN, thence up the RUN to a Sycamore near said RUN, thence South eighty five degrees West to a white Oak & red Oak in NICHOLAS BROYLE's line, thence with BROYLE's line North five degrees East to his Corner in ADAM YAGER's line, thence with YAGER's line South sixty six degrees East fifty poles to a White Oak on a Branch, thence down the said Branch to WHITE OAK RUN, thence down the RUN to the begining To have and to hold said land unto JOHN MAJOR his heirs and assigns In Witness whereof I the said THOMAS PORTER have hereunto set my hand & Seal (blank) in year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty one
      in presence of THOMAS PORTER
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 21st day of May 1781
      This Deed of Gift was acknowledged by him and ordered to be recorded
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      1781-1783 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book L (Part 2); [Antient Press]; Page 21-22
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THOMAS PORTER of Culpeper County for and in consideration of the love good will and natural which I bear to my Son in Law, FRANCIS MAJOR & my Daughter, PEGGEY MAJOR his Wife, and for Divers other good causes and considerations I THOMAS PORTER by these presents do give grant and confirm unto FRANCIS MAJOR and his heirs & assigns one certain tract of land lying in County of Culpeper and containing by Estimation Four hundred and twenty acres be the same more or less lying in the Fork of the ROBINSON RIVER and is bounded Beginning at some Blazed Pines in FENNEYs SPRING BRANCH, Corner to JOHN MAJOR, thence West One hundred and Eighty poles to two red Oaks on a Rock near a Branch, Corner to LAYMAN, thence South fifteen degrees West One hundred & eighteen poles to a Hickory at the head of a Branch, Corner to ELIOTT BOHANNAN, thence West One hundred and twenty four poles to a Oak, Corner to the said BOHANNAN, thence North seventy five degrees West ninety four poles to a black Oak and Hickory, Corner to said BOHANNON, thence North fifty degrees East Two hundred poles to a white Oak on a Ridge, Corner to JOHN WAYLAND, thence North fifteen degrees West eighty poles to four Sycamores on WHITE OAK RUN, thence North forty five degrees West crossing the said RUN One hundred and six poles to three red Oak Saplins, Corner to NICHOLAS BROYLE, thence with his line North eighty degrees East eighty eight poles to another Corner of said BROYLES, thence North five degrees East to a white & red Oak in said BROYLES line & Corner to JOHN MAJOR, thence with said MAJORs line North eighty five degrees East to a Sycamore on WHITE OAK RUN, thence down said RUN to said JOHN MAJORs line, thence with his line South thirty six degrees East poles three Pines Corner to said MAJOR, thence with his line South forty seven degrees West Fourteen poles to the begining which said land Togather with the appurtenances belonging I do absolutely give to FRANCIS MAJOR his heirs & assigns To have and to hold the said land without any condition whatsoever In Witness whereof I have set my hand and affixed my Seal this Twenty fourth day of July in year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Eighty one
      in presence of SAMUEL MAJOR SENR., THOS. PORTER
      SAMUEL DELPH, JOHN MAJOR
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 20th day of August 1781
      This Indenture was aproved by the Oaths of SAMUEL MAJOR SENR., & JOHN MAJOR, two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be Certified, And at a Court held for the aforesaid County the 19th day of November 1781, was fully proved by the Oath of SAML. DELPH & ordered to be recorded
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      1788-1789 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book O; [Antient Press]; Page 125-127
      THIS INDENTURE made the 12th day of March in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven Between JOHN LINDSAY of County of Culpeper and ELIZABETH his Wife of one part and THOS: PORTER of County of FAUQUIER of other part; Witnesseth that JOHN LINDSAY and ELIZABETH his Wife in consideration of the sum of Fifty pounds current money by said THOS: PORTER to said JOHN LINDSAY in hand paid, by these presents doth bargain sell and confirm unto THOMAS PORTER his heirs all that tract of land containing one hundred and two acres lying in BRUMFIELD Parish in County of Culpeper, formerly belonging to Mr. OWEN MINOR and bounded, Begining at three red Oaks thence North forty four degrees East one hundred and sixty poles to a large white Oak on the North side the GUM BRANCH, thence North fifteen degrees West seventy six pole to two white Oaks a Hicory and a Pine, thence So. forty four degrees West two hundred and thirty pole to three red Oaks, thence North seventy two degrees East seventy six poles to the begining; Together with all houses orchards and all other benefits and advantages whatseover to said land belonging and all right title and demand of JOHN LINDSAY and ELIZABETH his wife in or to the same belonging; To have and to hold the said One hundred and two acres of land with all appurtenances unto THOMAS PORTER his heirs, And the said JOHN LINDSAY and ELIZABETH his Wife shall warrant and forever defend the said land and premises unto THOMAS PORTER his heirs against the claims of all persons; In Witness whereof the said JOHN LINDSAY and ELIZABETH his Wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals this day and year above written
      Sealed Signed and Delivered in the presence of
      THOS: PORTER JUNR., JOHN LINDSAY
      BENJAMIN HENDRICK, ELIZABETH LINDSAY
      WILLIAM McBRIDE,
      CHARLES PORTER, VINCENT GLASS
      The Commonwealth of Virginia to SAM: CLAYTON, EDWARD STEVENS & BIRKETT DAVENPORT Gentlemen, Justices of Culpeper County Greeting; Whereas JOHN LINDSAY and ELIZABETH his Wife by their certain Indenture of Bargain & Sale bearing date the 12th day of November 1787 have sold & conveyed unto THOMAS PORTER the fee simple estate of One hundred and two acres of land lying in County of Culpeper; And Whereas the said ELIZABETH cannot conveniently travel to our said County Court of Culpeper to make acknowledgement of the said Conveyance; (the Commission for the privy Examination of ELIZABETH, the Wife of JOHN LINDSAY); Witness JOHN JAMESON Clerk of our said Court at the Courthouse aforesaid the 17th day of March 1787 and in the 11 year of the Commonwealth JOHN JAMESON
      (The Certificate for the return of the execution of the privy Examination of ELIZABETH LINDSAY is not recorded.)
      At a Court held for Culpeper County September 17th 1787
      This Indenture of Bargain and Sale from JOHN LINDSAY and ELIZABETH his Wife to THOMAS PORTER together with a Commission thereto annexed and Certificate thereon endorsed, was proved by the Oaths of JOHN McBRIDE, CHARLES PORTER and VINCENT GLASS witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
      Teste JOHN JAMESON, Cl Cur
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      1789-1790 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book P; [Antient Press]; Page 206-208
      TO ALL PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come, we THOMAS PORTER & ANN his Wife do send Greeting; know ye that we THOMAS PORTER & ANN of County of Culpeper in consideration of the natural love good will & paternal affection which we have & do bear towards JOHN SMITH of said County, who hath intermarried with our Daughter, NANCY, & in consideration of the sum of Five shillings to us in hand paid, by these presents do give bargain & sell unto said SMITH his heirs all that tract of land (whereon we now live) containing by estimation Five hundred & ninty six acres be the same more or less lying in County aforesaid and bounded, Begining at two Pines, thence North 45d. East 210 pole to a Hickory on South side the ROBINSON RIVER, thence up said River North 65d. West 54 pole to the line between said PORTER & FLESHMAN, thence with said line North 45d. East 124 poles to three red Oaks, corner to said FLESHMAN, thence with his line North 85d. West 40 pole to a Spanish Oak, thence North 48d. East 63 poles to two Pines, thence North 45d. West 40 poles, thence South 46d. West one hundred & ninety six pole to the aforesaid River, thence up the several meanders of the same North 50d. West 14 poles, thence South 80d. West 60 poles, thence North 85d. West 24 poles crossing said River to a dead Chesnut & white Oak at the mouth of a Run, thence up said Run South 55d. West 22 pole, thence North 20 West 12 poles, thence South 40d. West 32 poles to a white Oak & Gum on said Run, thence South 47d. East 18 poles to a white Oak in the new Line between said PORTER & JAMES YOWEL, thence with said line South 45d. West 100 pole to COOKs line, thence with said line South 55d. East 13 poles to a Stump, COOKs corner, thence with his line South 22d West 288 poles to a Chesnut on side of a Mountain, thence East 316 pole to two Pines, thence North 31d. West 103 poles to a red Oak & white Oak,thence North 7d. East twenty two poles to the begining; To have & to hold the land & premises with appurtenances unto JOHN SMITH his heirs; In Witness whereof we the said THOMAS PORTER & ANN his Wife have hereunot set our hands & affixed our seals this (blank) in year one thousand seven hundred & Eighty nine
      Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of
      ROBERT BROOKING, THOS: PORTER
      THOS: SMITH JUNR., WILLIAM CLARKSON ANN PORTER
      At. a Court held for Culpeper County the 19th day of October 1789
      This Indented Deed of Gift from THOMAS PORTER & ANN his Wife to JOHN SMITH was acknowledged by the parties & ordered to be recorded, she being first privily examined as the Law directs
      Teste JOHN JAMESON, Cl Cur
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      1789-1790 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book P; [Antient Press]; Page 229-230
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come Greetin; Know ye that I THOMAS PORTER of County of Culpeper for sundry good causes me thereunto moving & also for the sum of Five shillings to me in hand paid by JOHN SMITH of said County by these presents doth bargain & sell unto JOHN SMITH his heirs &c., Twelve Negroes namely, Toney, Jude, Antony, Lucy, Lyd, Fanney, George, Juriah. Moley, Moses, Sat & Alce, And all & every of their posterity unto JOHN SMITH his heirs; In Witness whereof I said THOMAS PORTER have hereunto set my hand & affixed my Seal this 14th day of October in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Eighty nine Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of
      ANNE PORTER, THOS: PORTER
      MARAH PORTER, ROSEY PORTER
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 19th day of October 1789
      This Deed of Gift from THOMAS PORTER to JOHN SMITH was acknowledged by the said THOMAS & ordered to be recorded Testa JOHN JAMESON. Cl Cur

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