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

John Smith

Male Bef 1641 - 1694  (> 53 years)


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  • Name John Smith 
    Born Bef 1641 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Feb 1693/94  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I116397  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 

    Family Jane Doughty,   b. Bef 1676, Sittenbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1701, Sittenbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years) 
    Married 25 Jul 1692  Sittenbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Smith,   b. Abt 1693, Sittenbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1737, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F36382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • could be a brother of Augustine Smith
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      1694-1695 Essex Co VA Deed & Will Book; Antient Press: (Page 329)
      N THE NAME OF GOD, Amen, I JOHN SMITH of ye County of Essex being sick and weak in body but of sound & perfect memory praised be God for ye same, and calling to mind ye uncertainty of this transitory life and that all flesh must yield unto death when it shall please God to call, do make constitute & ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner & forme following
      Imprimis I give & bequeath my soule to God that gave it, in sure & certaine hope of a joyefull & glorious resurrection at ye last day, and my body to ye earth from whench it came to be decently interr'd after my decease; And for my Temporal Estate I give & bequeath as followeth, my will & desire is that my loveing Wife, JANE SMITH, possess & enjoy all my lands houseing & orchards untill my Son, JOHN SMITH, shall attaine to ye age of twenty one years except ye land which I formerly sold for ye use of ye County to build a COURT HOUSE upon, and doe hereby acknowledge ye same to ye afsd. use of the County forever as it is now bounded
      Item I will & bequeath unto my Son, JOHN SMITH, when he shall attaine ye age of twenty one years all my lands, houseing, fencing & orchard to him & his heirs forever, And if in case my Son dye without heirs, then I give and bequeath ye same unto JOHN SMITH, Son of THOMAS SMITH, to him & his heirs for ever
      Item. It is my will & desire that my Son, JOHN, as soon as he is capable of Learning be put to schoole & brought up to write and cast accounts
      Item: I give & bequeath unto EDWARD DANIELLIN two Cowes, two Calves, one young mare and one hogshd. of tobo:
      Item I will & bequeath unto MARY GANNOCKE, Daughter of WILLIAM GANNOCKE, two Cowes, two Calves & one young Mare at her Marriage day
      Item I give unto SARAH CLARKE, Wife of JOHN CLARKE, one Cow to be delivered when my Will is prov'd
      Item I will unto Mrs. MARY THACKER one gold Ring about twenty Shillings price
      Item As to ye rest of my personal Estate, my will & desire is that my Wife, JANE, have two thirds, and my Son, JOHN, ye other third, And if in case my Wife, JANE, doe dye before my Son, JOHN, attaine to be capable of manageing his Estate, my will is that Mr. SAMUEL THACKER & his Wife do take my Son and his Estate into their Custody & possession dureing his minority
      Lastly I make & ordaine my Wife, JANE, sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament & do request my loveing friends, Mr. SAMUELL THACKER and JOHN GRAVES to see this my Will be duely p:formed In Testimony whereof I have hereunto put my hand & seale this 9th. day of Xbr: 1694
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of
      SAM. THACKER JOHN SMITH
      ROBT. BROOKE
      ROBT. BROOKE, aged forty yeares or thereabouts being sworne saith that he saw ye within named JNO. SMITH signe seale & publish ye within sd Will to be his last Will & Testamt: & that he was in perfect sense & memory at ye doeing thereof to ye best of yr: Deponants Judgmt. And further saith not, sworne to in Essex County Court ye 11th day of Febry: 1694 RO: BROOKE
      SAML. THACKER aged 38 years or thereabouts being sworne saith that he saw ye within named JNO: SMITH signe seale & publish ye within written Will to be his last Will & Testamt: and that he was in perfect sence & memory toye best of ye Deponts: Judgment and further saith not. Sworne to in Essex County Court ye llth day of Febry: 1694
      Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur SAM: THACKER
      At a Court held for Essex County Febry: ye 11th: 1694
      The within written Will was prov'd by ye oathes of ye witnesses thereto and a Probate thereof granted to EDWARD DANIELIN & JANE his Wife, Exx. therein named & ordered to be recorded
      Vere Recordatr: Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      Old Rappahannock Co Va Deed Book 1, Part II - 1662-1664; Antient Press; pg 192-193
      KNOW ALL MEN that I HUMPHRY BOOTH Gent. of the County of Rappa. for divers causes as for a valluable consideracon sould from me my heirs & assignes unto JOHN SMITH his heirs & assignes one parcell of land being on the SE side of the maine branch of a Creek called BRICES CREEK & runing up the paquosin of the said Creek to Mr. GILSONS PATH & bounded on the other side with a line of marked trees being part of a parcell of land granted to Mr. WM. WHITE Clericus & by the Creditors of the said WHITE assigned to me the said BOOTH for the tyme of the extent served by them on the said Land Now know ve that I the said BOOTH do herehy further oblidge myself to give to the said SMITH what further insurance I can by the aforesaid order and give as well to all profitts unto the said parcel' of land belonging or otherwise & further I do hereby acknowledge to have wholly estranged from me my heirs or assigns to the said SMITH another parcell of land lying on the same Creek and on the same side of the said Creek between the aforesd prcell of land & the Great Marsh on parte whereof is called the QUIOQUINSON POINT this later parcel] of land being part of a Devident of land of Two hundred acres granted to HUMPHRY BOOTH & by me sould to the said SMITH withall rights belonging to him & his heirs for Ever as my Pattent grants it to me. In Witness I
      have sett my hand & seale his 20th Jan. 1661
      in presence of WILLIAM MOSELEY, HUM: BOOTH
      RICHARD STOKES
      KNOW ALL MEN that HUMPHRY BOOTH of the County of Rappa. & MARGARETT his Wife do appoint their welbeloved Friend WALTER GRANGER our true & lawful' Attorney to acknowledge in Court a parcel! of land sould to JOHN SMITH confirmeing wt. their said Attorney shall do as if they were personally present.
      in presence of us WM. MOSELEY, HUM: BOOTH
      FRANCIS FOSTER her mark MARGT. BOOTH
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      Old Rappahannock Co VA Deed & Will Book 6, Part I - 1677-1678; Antient Press: pg 190
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I RICHARD WEST of the County of Rappae: Plantr: the Sole Execr. of EDWARD DREN, lately deced, have willingly and freely consented and agreed and by lotts made and cast have parted and devided that parcel of land conteyning Eight hundred acres being on the South side of Rappae: River and formerly purchased of THOMAS PAGE of the County aforesaid by JOHN SMITH, Plantr., of the County aforesaid and the above said EDWARD DREN of the same. Now know yee that soe it is that I the said RICHARD WEST for diverse good and valuble consideracons doe make over from me my heires Five hundred acres of the abovesaid land being the Eastermost part of the said Tract being upon the Branches of OCCUPATION & now laid out and bounded by Mr. EDWIN CONWAY, Survayor, as by a draught thereof appeares unto the abovesaid JOHN SMITH and to his heires forever, To have and to holdthe same with all the accustomed priviledges whatsoever as fully and as amply as by his Maties grants are expressed, And that the said JOHN SMITH or his heires forever may enjoy the said Land wthout any molestation by or from me my heires &c: I doe bind my selfe my heires in the peanil sume of Twenty thousand pounds of good sound tobacco & cask, As Witness my hand and Seale this 27th day of Aprill 1678
      Sealed and delivered in the
      prsence of ABRAHAM HOBBS, RICHARD WEST
      ROBERT SYNOCK
      Recognitr. in Cur Com Rappae: 4 die 7bris 1678 et Recordatr. x die Octobr:
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      Old Rappahannock Co VA Deed & Will Book 6, Part I - 1677-1678; Antient Press: pg 190-191
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I JOHN SMITH of the County of Rappae: Plantr., have willingly and freely consented and agreed, and by lotts made and cast have parted and devided all that parcell of land conteyning Eight hundred acres lying & being on the South side Rappae River and formerly purchased by me the said JOHN SMITH and EDWARD DRENN, lately deceased, of THOMAS PAGE of the County aforesaid. Now Know ye that soe it is that I the said JOHN SMITH for diverse good and valuable considerations doe make over from me my heires and assignes three hundred acres of the abovesaid land being the Westermost of the said land, lying between branchs of BUCHEN SWAMP & OCCUPATION SWAMP and now laid out and bounded by Mr. EDWIN CONWAY, Survayor, as by a draught thereof appeares unto the abovesaid RICHARD WEST to his heires forever; To have and to hold the same wthall the accustomary priviledges whatsoever as fully and amply as by his Maties. grants are expressed and that the said RICHARD WEST his heires for ever may possess and enjoy the said land without any molestation by or from me my heires & I doe bind myselfe my heires in ye penal sume of twenty thousand poundes of good sound tobacco and cask as Witness my hand and Seale this 27th day of Aprill 1678
      Sealed and Delivered in the
      prsence of ABRAHAM HOBBS, JOHN SMITH
      of land by me made unto WM., JOHN MAXFIELD BROWNE & doe ratifie & allow his soe doing to be as firme as if I myself were personally prsent. Witness my hand the 6th day
      of July 1677,
      Witness DANLL: WHITE, WM. BALTROPE
      EVAN MORGAN
      Recordatr a die Octobr: 1678
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      Old Rappahannock Co VA Deed Book 8 - 1689-1692; Antient Press: pg 217
      NOW ALL MEN by these presents that I WM. CATLETT of County of Rappa Parish of Sittenburne for and in consideracon of the sum of Five thousand pounds of Tobb: and cask secured to be paid to me by JOHN SMYTH of County and Parish aforesd. have granted unto JOHN SMYTH his heirs One hundred acres of land lying in County of Rappa on South side the River commonly called by the name of THICKETT taking its breadth on the River from the THICKETT SWAMP adjacent to ROBT. PAYNE extending back in the woods for its length the sd hundred acres of land with all its rights and priviledges To have and to hold from me sd WM. CATLETT my heirs and assigns in as large manner as may be collected out of the Patent without the hindrance of me sd WM. CATLETT my heirs or assigns In Witness whereof I have sett my hand and seal this 18th of 9ber 1690
      Signed Sealed & delivered in the presents of us
      BERNARD GANES, WM. CATLETT
      RALPH ROWZEE
      Recognitr. in Cur Comt. Rappa 4 die January 1690
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      1694-1695 Essex Co VA Deed & Will Book; Antient Press: (Page 231)
      At a Court held for Essex County 11th of March 1694/5
      - Upon the peticon of EDWARD DANELLIN & JANE his Wife, Exx. of JOHN SMITH deced, Its ordered that Mr. THOMAS MUNDAY, Mr. SAMLL. THACKER, DANLL. DISKIN & THOMAS DAVIS (being first sworn) on ye Eight day of Aprill next (if fair, if not ye next fair day) meet at ye House of the sd DANELLIN and Inventory & appraise the sd deceds Estate and that ye sd DANELLIN & JANE his Wife present the same to the next Court to be held for this County upon Oath, and Mr. ROBT. BROOK is requested to be at the time & place aforesd. to swear ye said appraisers
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      1694-1695 Essex Co VA Deed & Will Book; Antient Press: (Page 244)
      At a Court held for Essex County 11th of June 1695
      EDWARD DUNELLIN & JANE his Wife, Exr. of the last Will & Testament of JOHN SMITH deced, presented an Inventory of the sd deceds Estate upon Oath, wch: is ordered to be recorde
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      1692-1693 Essex Co VA Deed & Will Book; Antient Press: (Page 38-41)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee JOHN SMITH and SAMLL. THACKER are held and firmly bound unto HENRY AWBREY Gent. first in Commission for Essex County in ye sum of Twenty thousand pounds of merchantable Tobo: and cask to ye true payment whereof on demand convenient in ye said County wee bind ourselves and either of us, our and either of our heires, Exrs. and Admrs., joyntly & severally firmly by these presents. Witness our hands and seales this 29th day of July Ano Dom 1692
      The Condicon of this Obligacon is such that whereas the above bound JOHN SMITH hath obtained a Licence for his MARRIAGE with JANE DOHHODY, Now if there shall be noe lawfull cause to obstruct ye sd Marriage, then ye above obligacon to be void,, otherwise to stand and remaine of full force & virtue
      Signed seald and delivered in presence of
      WILLIAM BENDERY JOHN SMITH
      F. MERIWETHER SAM: THACKER
      Vere Recordatr: Test F. MERIWETHER Cl Cur.

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      1733-1738 Essex County Virginia Deed Book 20; {Antient Press}: Page 94-96
      THIS INDENTURE made the Seventh day of Octor. 1735 Between JOHN SMITH of the Parish of St. Anne in County of Essex Plantr. of the one part & JAMES GARNETT of ye Parish & County aforesd Witnesseth that the sd John Smith for the sum One hundred pounds Currt. money of Virga. hath granted unto the sd James Garnett his heirs and assigns all the right of all his lands being in the Parish of St. Anns between the Run called Gilsons & one othr run called Bryres according to the bounds of a Patent granted to JOHN SMITH decd Fathr. to the sd John Smith partie to these presents dated the 19th Novembr. 1663 it being for Four hundred and seventy acres of land and likewise according to the bounds of one othr. Patent granted to the aforesd John Smith Decd Father to the sd John Smith partie to these presents dated 21 October 1687 it being for Six hundred and thirty four acres of land and also all the Estate right wtsoever of the sd John Smith of in or to all the lands being between the aforesd Gilsons Run & Bryres Run be it by Deed or Deeds how ever may appear . . .
      In presence FRANCIS GOULDMAN, John Smith
      RICHD. COVINGTON, THOS. LLOYD
      EDWARD ALMOND
      Memorandum that full possession of land was given and delivered by John Smith unto James Garnett by Turf &Twif the 7th day of Ocbr. in the year 1735 in the presence of
      FRANCIS GOULDMAN
      RICHD COVINGTON WINIFRED GOULDMAN At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa the XVIIth day of 7br MDCCXXXV
      SARAH SMITH the Wife of John Smith came into Court and freely relinquished her right of Dower which was admitted to record
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. the XXth day of January MDCCXXXV
      John Smith acknowledged this Indenture with the Livery & Seizen thereon endorsed to James Garnet which is admitted to record.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 4; Pg 431
      JOHN SMITH, of Rappa. Co., 473 acs. in Sittingborne Parish, in said Co., 19 Nov. 1663, p. 107 (604). On S. side of Rappa. Riv., beg. at a branch deviding this & land of James Merriot, running S. by E. &c. by land of Mr. Andrew Gilson, thence N. &c. Trans. of 10 pers: Jno. Irish, Nich. Corman, Wm. Mackinny, Watkin James, Arthur Cox, Jane Crillig, Jno. Martin, Jno. Carter Michaell Flanders, Alice Fletcher.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 7; Pg 315
      JOHN SMITH, of Rappa. Co., 634 acs., according to bounds of pact, granted him 19 Nov. 1663 for 473 acs; the bounds includ, 161 acs. more than expressed in sd. patt; beg. at a br. dividing this & land of James Merritt; by Mr. Andrew Gilson; by Gonges path; to land he lives on; 21 Oct. 1687, p. 612. Trans. of 4 pers: Tho. Hamond, Barth, Meriat, John Pemble, John Jeffreys.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS; Patent Book 7 page 279
      MR. JOHN SMITH, 716 acs., Rappa. Co; on S. side of the River; adj. Capt. Thomas Hawkins, above the falls; 21 Apr. 1684, p. 385. Granted Maj. Lawrence Smith & Mr. Anthony Buckner, 17 Mar. 1672/3, deserted, & now granted by order, &c. Trans. of 15 pers.*