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

John Townley

Male Aft 1700 - Aft 1744  (> 44 years)


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  • Name John Townley 
    Born Aft 1700  King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1744  Stratton Major Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I115232  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 

    Father Unknown Townley,   b. Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F46044  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Edmondson,   b. Aft 1700, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F45588  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1742-1745 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 23; [Antient Press]; Page 19-23
      THIS INDENTURE made the seventeenth day of May in the year one thousand seven hundred and forty three Between THOMAS COLEMAN of the County of KING and QUEEN and ROBERT COLEMAN of the County of SPOTSILVANIA of the one part and JOHN TOWNLY of the County of KING and QUEEN of the other part; Witnesseth that the said THOMAS COLEMAN and ROBERT COLEMAN for the consideration of the summ of Forty six pounds current money of Virga: have sold unto the said JOHN TOWNLY his heirs & assigns forever, one parcel of land containing Two hundred thirty acres and ninety eight perches the said land being the Reversion of a tract of Five hundred and forty three acres and ninety eight perches granted by Patten t to the said THOMAS COLEMAN the fifth day of September in the year one thousand seven hundred and twenty three and was formerly granted to STEPHEN BENBRIDGE alias BENBRINK and land and premisses unto the said JOHN TOWNLY his heirs for ever, to be holden to our Sovereign Lord the King his heirs and Successors by the Quit rents accustomed, And the said THOMAS COLEMAN and ROBERT COLEMAN for themselves their heirs do hereby agree that it may be lawfull for him the said JOHN TOWNLY at all times here after peaceably to enjoy the said Land and premisses without trouble of them the said THOMAS COLEMAN and ROBERT COLEMAN their heirs or any other persons and that they will warrant and forever defend by these presents; In Witness whereof the parties have set their hands and seals
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
      JOHN PICKETT, JUNR. THOMAS COLEMAN
      ROBT. COLEMAN, ROBERT COLEMAN
      GRIFFEN PURKINS
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa: on the 17th day of May 1743
      THOMAS COLEMAN and ROBERT COLEMAN acknowledged this Release Indented to JOHN
      TOWNLY to be their act and deed (and SARAH the Wife of the said ROBERT relinquished
      her right of Dower in the Land conveyed by the said Deed) which on the motion of the
      said JOHN is admitted to Record and is truely recorded
      Test W. BEVERLEY, Cl Cur
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      1742-1745 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 23; [Antient Press]; Page 65-67
      THIS INDENTURE made the fifteenth day of July in the seventeenth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the second &c., MDCCXLIII Between ELIZABETH GREENHILL of the Parish of ST. JOHN in the County of KING WILLIAM of the ne part and JOHN TOWNLY of the Parish of STRATTON MAJOR in KING and QUEEN County of the other part; Witnesseth that the said ELIZABETH GREENHILL for the summ of Fifty two pounds Ten shillings current money of Virginia hath granted unto the said JOHN TOWNLY his heirs & assigns all that parcel of Land (which was purchased by HENRY HICKMAN, late of the Parish of STRATTON MAJOR of KING and QUEEN County aforesd.,deced. of THOMAS HALLIARD, and by the sd. HENRY HICKMAN by his last Will and Testament was given & bequeathed to the said ELIZABETH GREENHILL) being in the County of Essex and bounded beginning at a small Oak in GILES ROGERS line and also the corner belonging to some part of the Land of THOMAS HART, running thence North West crossing RAPPAHANNOCK ROAD joining to the land of ROGERS to his corner white Oak, thence by ROGERS line North East to a great Pine on the East side of RAPPAHANNOCK ROAD, thence North East to a Corner, thence South East to the DRAGON SWAMP, thence up the Swamp to the land of THOMAS HART to his corner Gumm, thence by his line North West to his corner, thence South West joining on the land of THOMAS HART by his marked trees where it first began; containing Three hundred acres more or less; To have and to hold the premisses unto the said JOHN TOWNLY his heirs & assigns forever, And the said ELIZABETH GREENHILL for herself her heirs doth promise that he shall peaceably & quietly hold & enjoy the premisses without interruption of the sd. ELIZABETH GREENHILL her heirs or assigns or any other persons whatsoever claiming any part thereof, In Witness whereof the parties have set their hands and seals Sealed and delivered in presence of us
      JOHN HOLT, ELIZABETH GREENHILL
      HENRY THACKER,
      JOSEPH GREENHILL
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa: on the 20th day of September 1743
      ELIZABETH GREENHILL acknowledged this Indenture to JOHN TOWNLY to be her act &
      deed which on the motion of the said JOHN is admitted to Record and is truely recorded
      Test W. BEVERLEY, Cl Cur
      ===
      1742-1745 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 23; [Antient Press]; Page 241-242
      THIS INDENTURE made the Sixteenth day of April in the Eighteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland &c., Between FRANCIS ATTWOOD of the Parish of SOUTHFARNHAM in the County of Essex of one part and JOHN TOWNLEY of the same Parrish & County of the other part; Witnesseth that the said FRANCIS ATTWOOD for Seventy five pounds currt. money of Virginia to him in hand paid hath sold unto the said JOHN TOWNLEY his heirs & assigns all that track of Land (which was purchased by WILLIAM COVINGTON JUNR. late of the Parish of SOUTHFARNHAM County of Essex afore-sd.). of THOMAS COLEMAN situate & being in the County of Essex & bounded Beginning at a Maple on the North side of the BESTLAND RUN at the mouth of REEDY BRANCH, and runing thence up the water course of the same to a Maple in the Branch, thence South along an old marked line to a Gum in the BESTLAND SWAMP, thence down the water course of the same to the begining, containing Three hundred and ten acres more or less with all the appurtenances belonging, To have and to hold to the only use & behoof of him the said JOHN TOWNLEY his heirs & assigns forever, And the sd. FRANCIS ATT-WOOD for himself his heirs doth promise that he may from time to time & at all times hereafter peaceably enjoy the premisses with the appurtenances without the molestation of him the sd. FRANCIS ATTWOOD his heirs or assigns or any other persons claiming any part thereof: In Witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals
      Sealed and delivered in presence of
      JOHN CORRIE, FRANCIS ATTWOOD
      PETER COPELAND. ANDREW HALL
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tapp: on the 16th of April 1745
      FRANCIS ATTWOOD acknowledged this his Deed indented to JOHN TOWNLEY to be his act
      and deed which was admitted to Record and is truely recorded
      Test JOHN LEE C. E. Cur.

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