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

John {addl records} Harper

Male Bef 1660 - Aft 1720  (> 62 years)


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  • Name John {addl records} Harper 
    Born Bef 1660  Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1720  Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I128952  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father Thomas Harper,   b. 10 Feb 1617/18, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1684, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Mary MNU Harper,   b. Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1710, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Jan 1629/30  Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 201
      Deed. Day and month omitted from record. 1706. John Harper of So Farnham par sells Francis Merriwether of same par 30. Sterling, 250 acres, excepting 5 acres said Harper formerly sold James Boughan Jr, and being part of 2 tracts.
      1 The tract sd Harper now lives on
      2 The 100 acres granted Harper as escheated from Thos Troth decd.
      The land adjs Richd Taylor's land formerly Saml Perry's to Pisoattaway main pocoson, the main road, etc.
      Wit: Signed John Harper
      Ro: Brooke
      Richard Buckner
      Thomas Meriwether Ack and rec 10 Apr 1706.
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 319-321
      9-10 Oct. 1706. William Tomlin, James Boughan and Edward Gouldman of Essex County to John Harper and Thomas Harper of same. Lease and release; for 3000 pounds of tobacco. 550 acres, granted them by patent May 1705 in South Farnham Parish and formerly granted unto Thomas Harper 22 Sept. 1682
      and by him deserted... Wm. Tomlin -
      James. Boughan
      Edw Gouldman
      10 Dec. 1706 by Wm. Tomlin, James Boughan and Edward, Gouldman.
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      1711-1714 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 8, Beverley Fleet]; Page 109. Agreement. Date omitted. Regards dividing line between dividends of Land we now live upon Vizt beginning at a white oak standing in the mouth of old Francis Browns Spring branch which said Tree is a corner Tree to Dan'l Brown Lane that he now lives upon" etc. (may mean 'Dan'l Brown's Lane' or 'Dan'l Brown's Land')
      Wit:
      James Boughan signed Richard Jones
      Spilsbee Coleman John Harper
      Date of record omitted.
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      1718-1721 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 94-96,
      7 March 1718 [1719]. John Harper of Southfarnham Parish, Essex County, to Mary Meriwether of same. For [ ] and 975 pounds, of sweet scented tobacco. 250 acres, in said parish in two tracts, one whereon the said John Harper n(ow lives], 100 acres granted to the said John (Harper] escheated, from Thomas [ ] ... head of the branch that parts this land and the land of Richard Jones.
      John Harper.
      Wit: Wm. Daingerfields James (J) Webb, William (X) Edge. ] Possession granted to Mary Meriwether.
      21 July 1719. Acknowledged by John Harper. [Mutilated]

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      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 330-334
      THIS INDENTURE made the 27th/twenty eighth day of December 1723 Between REUBEN WELCH Gent & MARY his Wife of Parish of Southfarnham in County of Essex of one part & LEONARD HILL of Southfarnham Parish in County of Essex Witnesseth that sd Reuben Welch & Mary his Wife for sum of Eighty pounds of Lawful' money of Virginia hath granted unto said Leonard Hill (in his actual possession) and to his heirs and assign forever all that plantation tract of land in Parish of Southfarnham & County of Essex containing two hundred and fifty acres beginning at a corner white oak standing in Clay Patch Branch thence along and over the said Branch according to the course of JOHN HARPERs Pattent North North East to a red oak on the side of a hill thence over ye said branch to a corner beach wch parts this land & the land of JAMES BOUGHAN standing on a small point thence along a line of marked trees wch parts this land and the land of the said Boughan and is according to the course of ye Pattent South East to a corner white oak standing in the said line on a point near a branch (which oak is the corner tree of one hundred acres of land granted to the said Harper by Escheat from THOMAS TROTH) thence down the said Branch to Piscataway main pocoson & so over the pocoson to a corner tree standing on the old ROAD point thence along ye parallel line of the said one hundred acres of land towards the marked corner black walnut until it meets the Corner in the sd line of a parcel of land sold by sd John Harper to FRANCIS MEREWETHER Gent Deced thence bounding on the land sold to said Merewether its several courses until it comes to the West North West line of the land the said Harper lives on thence along the line to the head of a branch along a line of marked trees (which parts this land and the land of said JONES) to the first beginning white oak standing in Clay Patch Branch it being the land sold by the said John Harper to MARY MEREWETHER (now MARY WELCH) by Deed dated the seventh day of March 1718 ... .
      In presence of ALLIN HOWARD, Reubn. Welch
      THOMAS BLANTON, MARY GORST Mary Welch
      At a Court held for Essex County ye 19th day of May 1724
      Reuben Welch Gent. & Mary his Wife (the said Mary being first privily examined by Capt. ROBT. BROOKES) acknowledged this their lease & release which is admitted to record
      I the within named Reuben Welch do hereby acknowledge to have reced on this day from Leonard Hill the consideration money mentioned to be paid to me
      Witness Allin Howard, Thomas Blanton. Reubn Welch
      Mary Gorst
      Acknowledged by Reuben Welch in Essex County Court ye 19th May 1724 & admitted to record,

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