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

James Booth

Male Bef 1697 - Aft 1733  (> 38 years)


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  • Name James Booth 
    Born Bef 1697  Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1733  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I129364  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2022 

    Father Humphrey Booth,   b. Bef 1667, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1702, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Phoebe {Unproven} Burnett,   b. Bef 1674,   d. Bef 1715, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 41 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 2 Apr 1690  Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F37453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 388. Bond, 16 Aug. 1715. £200. Sterl. Salvator Muscoe as Guardian of James, Phoebe, William and Margaret Booth, orphans.
      Wit: John Boughan
      Signed Salvator Muscoe
      Nicholas Smith Junr
      Robt Jones
      Rec. 16 Aug. 1715.
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      1714-1716 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 14, Part 2; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 482. Inventory. "9ber 7th 1715. The severall things herein recited vallued by ffran Gouldman, Wm Winston, John Boughan and Edwd Moseley as follows". List follows with a total valuation of 12340 lb tobo.
      "The several goods above recited I the subscriber do acknowledge to have recd of John Bates as so much of the Est of James, Phebe, Margaret and Wm Booth and if it should over pay their pts or portions of the above sd Childrens Estate then the sd John Bates do oblige himself to take so much of the Est above rec't as shall make a ballance" Wit:
      ffrancis Gouldman Signed John Bates
      Edwa Moseley Salvator Muscoe
      Wm Winston
      John Boughan Rec 22 Feb. 1715/16
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      1716-1718 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 15, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 19. Bond. 20 March 1716/17. £500 Sterl. James Booth as guardian of William Booth an orphan.
      Wit: Signed James Booth
      Thomas Edwards Richd Covington
      John Boughan Ro Brooke junr
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      1716-1718 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 15, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 9, Beverley Fleet]; Page 19. Bond. 20 March 1716/17. £500 Sterl. James Booth as guardian of Margaret Booth an orphan.
      Wit: Signed James Booth
      Thomas Edwards Richd Covington
      John Boughan Ro Brooke junr

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      1716-1718 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 15, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 48-49. 21 May 1717. Bond of James Booth as guardian of Phebe Booth. Unto John Lomax of Essex County inbehalf of the Court. For £50 sterling. securities Richd. Covington and Robt. Brooke junr. James Booth
      Richard Covington,
      Robt. Brooke junr
      Wit:- Salvator Muscoe
      21 May 1717. Acknowledged.
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      1717-1722 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Inventories & Settlements, No. 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 134-35. Henry Newton. Estate set apart to his orphans and delivered to James Booth, guardian. Total valuation £42.17.3. Signed by James Booth.
      16 Feb. 1719 [1720]. Division of estate of Eliza. Newton, dec., returned by James Booth.
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      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 53-54
      Know all men by these presents that I JAMES BOOTH of the Parish of Saint Anne in County of Essex am bound unto WILLIAM BEVERLEY of ye Parish & County aforesaid in the full sum of one hundred pounds current money of Virga this thirtyeth day of March 1725.
      The Condition is such that the above bounded James Booth & his heirs shall truely perform all Covenants whatsoever of which on the part of said James ought to be performed & kept in one Indenture of Release bearing equal date made between the said James Booth of pish of St. Anns in County of Essex gent. Son & heir of HUMPHREY BOOTH late of the parish and County aforsd gent deced of the one part & ye said William Beverley of the Parish & County aforsd gent on the other part and also if sd James and his heirs shall when thereunto required by said William within space of seven years next ensueing acknowledge his & their relinquishing his & their claim to all of Land with the appirts whereon said William now dwelleth as is mentioned in the said Release then the above obligation to be Void, else to remain in full force.
      In the presence of us James Booth
      ANN HENLEY WM HENY TERRETT,
      ISAAC MAYFIELD
      At Court held for Essex County ye 20th day of April 1725
      Above written admitted to record.
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      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 55-58
      This Indenture made the thirtyeth/thirty first day of March 1725 by & between JAMES BOOTH of the Parish of St. Ann in County of Essex & WILLIAM BEVERLEY of the Parish & County aforesaid Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of five pounds Currt money of Virga the said James doth confirm for himself & his heirs unto the said William Beverley & his heirs all that twenty acres of land situate in Parish of St. Anne in County of Essex & on the upper side of the Creek that runs between said Booth's house and his sd William's house being all the land the said James holds between said William's lines and said Creek which said premises now are in the actual possession of said William and further that he the said James his heirs shall at any time within the space of seven years next ensueing make lawfull assurance & Act in the Law for the further better and more absolute assuring of sd premises to ye aforesaid
      In the presence of us James Booth
      ANN HENLEY,
      WM HY. TERRETT, ISAAC MAYFIELD
      At Court held for Essex County ye 20th day of April 1725
      This Lease & Release acknowledged is admitted to record
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      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 308a-309
      THIS INDENTURE made 22nd/23rd day of September 1727 Between JAMES BOOTH of Parish of St. Ann in County of Essex Gent of one part and WILLIAM BEVERLEY of Parish & County aforesaid gent Witnesseth that said James Booth for the payment and satisfaction of one hundred & fifty eight pounds eighteen shillings & two pence Sterling mony of England and two hundred seventy six pounds thirteen shillings and one penny current mony which the said James Booth doth stand justly indebted unto ye said William and for divers other good considerations HATH granted unto the said William his heirs & assigns all that the said James's six hundred acres of land in St. Anns Parish in Essex County being the plantation whereon said James now lives and all his other lands, Islands & Marshes adjoining thereto to have and hold the said land unto the said William Beverley his heirs for ever. BUT WITH THIS express limitation that in case the said James shall within the space of four years next ensueing ye date hereof pay unto sd William the said Sum together with the Interest of Six per cent p annum on the several sums from the day of the date hereof in that case it may be lawfull for the said William to regrant unto the said James Booth the before mentioned land .. .
      In presence of us R. TUNSTALL, Jas. Booth
      WM. HENY, TERRETT, JOHN ROSE;
      ROBERT ROBINSON, THOMAS WARDE
      At Court continued and held for Essex County the 23d day of November 1727
      John Rose and William Henry Terrett two of the witnesses to the Indenture made oath that they did see James Booth sign seal and deliver ye sd Indenture as his act and deed to William Beverley within named
      At Court held for Essex County the 16th January 1727
      Robert Robinson another of the witnesses made oath that he did see James Booth sign ye sd Indenture as his act to Wm. Beverley which said Indenture admitted to Record
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      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 377-377a
      THIS INDENTURE made the tenth day of October 1728 Between JAMES BOOTH of Parish of St. Ann in County of Essex Gent of one part and WILLIAM BEVERLEY of Parish & County aforesaid Gent WITNESSETH that whereas by an Indented Deed of Release date the 23 September 1727 for sum of mony therein expressed which James did then owe to said William the said James did thereby grant unto said William 600 acres of land in St Anns Parish in Essex County being the plantacon whereon said James now liveth TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said Premises unto him the said William Beverley But with this express Limitation that in case the said James shall wilthin the space of four years next insuing the date thereof pay unto the said William the sum of One hundred and Fifty eight pounds Eighteen shillings three pence Sterling mony of England & two hundred and seventy six pounds thirteen shillings & one penny Currt. mony together with the Interest of Six pr. Ct. p ann that in that case it shall be lawfull for the said William to regrant unto the said James Booth as the same would have remained and whereas the said William hath suffred the said James to have the use of the said Lands & Marshes from the time till the day of the date hereof and the said James hath not yet paid one Penny of the Interest of the said mony and is not in any likelihood of raising the said two principal sums & the Interest thereof he doth therefore in consideracon of the favour already shewn & the Inability he is under of raising the said sums & in consideracon of the sum of Three hundred seventy one pounds Eighteen shillings & three pence Sterling now in hand paid he doth hereby acknowledge he doth release quit claim & confirm the said Lands Islands & Marshes (Except the marshes adjoyning to the land of RICHARD COVINGTON lyeing right before the same & on the same side of Brices Creek and also an half acre of land being the place where his Ancestors lye buried reserved to the said James Booth his heirs forever for a BURYING PLACE & for no other use intent or purpose whatsoever) from the Date of the said Deed to the said William Beverley forever
      Sign in presence of SALVATOR MUSCOE, James Booth
      JAS GARNETT, THOMAS JAMES, WIL LICORISH
      At Court held for Essex County at Tappa. 20th November 1728 This Deed of Release Indented admitted to record.
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      1728-1733 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 19; [Antient Press]; Page 197a-199
      THIS INDENTURE made the Second day of March in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and Thirty Between FRANCIS COVINGTON of the Parish of Southfarnham in County of Essex Planter of one part and JAMES BOOTH of the Parish of St. Ann within County of Essex Husbandman of other part Witnesseth that said FRANCIS COVINGTON for the sum of Sixty pds Current money of Virginia doth sell unto sd JAMES BOOTH his heirs and assignes forever in his actual possession now being one Plantacon or tract of land in the Parish of Southfarnham in the County aforesd containing Two hundred acres and is the plantation and premises whereon the sd FRANCIS COVINGTON lately dwelt and adjoying unto the land of CHRISTOPHER BEVERLY and unto the land of HENRY TANDY and also the land of THOMAS MERIWEATHER To Have and To Hold to him the sd JAMES BOOTH his heirs and assigns forever and moreover I the sd FRANCIS COVINGTON do for my self my heirs have put and made my trusty & well beloved friends Major WILLIAM BEVERLEY and Mr. JAMES GARNETT of this County to be my lawfull Attorneys in my name and place to execute and acknowledge in the sd County Court of Indicature or General Court of record in WILLIAMSBURGH when thereunto required by sd JAMES BOTH his heirs or assigns in as full man ner as I could do was I present, In Witness whereof I the sd FRANCIS COVINGTON have set my hand and Seal
      in presence of THOS. COVINGTON. FRANCIS COVINGTON
      WILLIAM COVINGTON. ROBT GRISANE
      At a Court held for Essex County on the XVIth day of March MDCCXXX
      This Deed of bargain and sale of land indented with livery & Seizin therein endorsed from FRANCIS COVINGTON to JAMES BOOTH was proved by the oaths of THOMAS COVINGTON, WILLIAM COVINGTON & ROBERT GRESHAM witnesses thereto & on the motion of the said JAMES was admitted to record
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      1728-1733 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 19; [Antient Press]; Page 303-305
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN WAMSLEY of LONDON TOWN in the County of ANN ARUNDELL in the Province of MARYLAND Inn Holder have made and appoint Colo. WILLIAM BEVERLEY of Essex County in the Colony of Virginia my true and lawful! Attorney for me & in my name to ask, demand and receive of & from JAMES STEWART alias JAMES BOOTH of Essex County aforesd Planter the sum of Twenty eight pounds three shillings & 10 pence 1/2d Currt, money of the Province of MARYLAND or any other Sum or Sums of money due & owing to me by the sd JAMES STEWART alias BOOTH aforesd and upon (non) payment thereof for me and in my name to sue & prosecute and proceed to Judgment the sd JAMES STEWART alias BOOTH and also to perform all lawfull & reasonable acts for obtaining &discharging of the same giving my sd Attorney my full power in the premises ratifying all and whatsoever my sd Attorney shall lawfully doe or cause to be done. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the thirteenth day of June MDCCXXXII
      in presence of EDWARD ROYCROFT, JOHN WAMSLEY
      JONAS RESTALL, THO: WATKINS
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa, on the XXth day of June MDCCXXXII
      This Power of Attorney from JOHN WAMSLEY to Colo. WILLIAM BEVERLEY was proved by the Oaths of EDWARD ROYCROFT & Doctor THOMAS WATEINS two of the witnesses thereto & is admitted to record
      MARYLD. SS. KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I RICHARD HILL of ANNARUNDL COUNTY Practr. of Physick do by these presents constitute the within named Collo. WM.BEVERLEY my Atty Impowering him hereby to sue for & recover of the wthin mentioned JAMES STEWARD alias BOOTH the sum of Eleven pounds three shillings & seven pence which he owes me as may appear by my acct. signed by me of equal date with these presents & give my sd Attry. all the power of constituting other Attorneys revokeing and discharging as fully as he could be authorized to do by any more full letter of Atty. promiseing to ratifye whatever he may lawfully do in the premises. In Witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of June 1732
      in presence of THO: WATKINS, RICHD. HILL
      EDWARD ROYCROFT
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the XXth day of June MDCCXXXII
      This Power of Attorney from RICHARD HILL to Colo, WILLIAM BEVERLEY was proved by the Oaths of the Witnesses thereto and is admitted to record
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      1728-1733 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 19; [Antient Press]; Page 318-322
      THIS INDENTURE made this eighteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & thirty two Between JAMES BOOTH of the County of Essex Planter of one part and WILLIAM BEVERLEY of the same of the other part
      Witnesseth that Whereas by an Indented Deed of Release bearing date the twenty third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred &. twenty seven for the sums of money therein expressed which the sd JAMES BOOTH did then owe to the sd WILLIAM BEVERLEY the sd JAMES BOOTH did thereby give sell & assign unto the sd WILLIAM BEVERLEY his heirs & assigns being the plantation whereon the said JAMES BOOTH then lived and all his other lands, Islands & marshes adjoyning thereto and all the estate right claim & demands whatsoever to the same belonging To Have and To Hold the said premises & every part thereof unto the sd WILLIAM BEVERLEY his heirs & assigns forever but with this express limitation & reservation that in case the sd JAMES BOOTH should within the space of four years ensuing pay unto the sd WILLIAM BEVERLEY the sum of one hundred &fifty eight pounds Eighteen shillings & two pence Sterl. money of England & two hundred Seventy & six pounds thirteen Shillings & one penny Current money together with the interest of Six p cent p Ann on the sd severall sums that then in such case it should be lawfull for the said WILLAM BEVERLEY to grant & reconvey the said granted premises unto the sd JAMES BOOTH his heirs or assigns for his & their proper use. And Whereas the said JAMES BOOTH by his other Indented Deed of Release bearing date the Tenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty eight for consideration of three hundred seventy one pounds eighteen shillings & three pence Sterl. paid by the sd WILLIAM for divers others causes did thereby Release & quit claim to all equity of redemption in the premises and did confirm the sd land (except the marshes adjoyning to the land of RICHARD COVINGTON & lyeing right before the same & on the same side of BRICES CREEI: and also an half acre of land being the place where his Ancestors lye BURIED reserved by the sd JAMES BOOTH to him & his heirs forever for a BURYING PLACE)
      Now the said JAMES BOOTH for the consideration received and for the further sum of five shillings of good and lawfull money of great Britain paid by WILLIAM BEVERLEY Both clearly grant unto the sd WILLIAM BEVERLEY all the Six hundred acres & all his other lands Island & marshes adjoyning thereto and also the sd marshes adjoyning to the land of RICHARD COVINGTON together with all appurtenances whatsoever
      belonging To Have and To Hold unto the said WILLIAM BEVERLEY his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof the parties have set their hands & Seals
      in presence of JAS. CRAIK JAMES BOOTH
      ALEXR THOARS. MARK WEEKES
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa on the XVIIIth day of July Anno Dom MDCCXXXII JAMES BOOTH acknowledged his Deed indented & livery and Seizin thereon endorsed to WILLIAM BEVERLEY Gent which on his motion is admitted to record
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      1728-1733 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 19; [Antient Press]; Page 437-441
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twenty six and Twenty seven day of June in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and thirty three Between JAMES BOOTH of the County of Essex Husbandman on the one part and FRANCIS COVINGTON of the same County Planter of the other part Witnesseth that sd JAMES BOOTH for the sum of Sixty pounds of Current money of Virginia hath sold unto the sd FRANCIS COVINGTON in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargaine & sale by Indenture for one year and by force & virtue of the Statute for transferring uses into possession & to his heirs & assigns all that percell of land in the sd County of Essex whereon the sd FRANCIS COVINGTON formerly Dwelt and adjoyning unto the land of CHRISTOPHER BEVERLEY & unto the land of HENRY TANDY and also unto the land of THOMAS MERIWEATHER containing Two hundred acres with all & singular the out houses, buildings, advantages and appurtenances whatsoever to the sd plantation belonging and all Estate right of JAMES BOOTH To Have and To Hold unto the sd FRANCIS COVINGTON his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof the parties have set their hands and Seals
      in presence of BEN JA. VAWTER, WM. GRAY, JNO, BATES J. BILLOPS
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the XVIIth day of July MDCCXXXIII
      JAMES BOOTH acknowledged this Release indented to FRANCIS COVINGTON to be his act & deed
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      1733-1735 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 20, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 1-5
      THIS INDENTURE made the 20th June 1733 Between JAMES BOOTH of County of Essex Planter of one part and WILLIAM BEVERLEY of same County Gent Witnesseth that for the sum One thousand pounds Sterling Money of Great Britain the sd James Booth hath granted unto said William Beverley his heires forever One thousand two hundred and twenty three acres of land in the Parish of St. Ann in County of Essex aforesd One thousand one hundred and eighty six acres part of sd land being bounded as followeth Viet. Beginning at the mouth of the Creek next below the sd William now dwelling house on Rappahannock River & runing thence up the said Creek the several meanders to a red oak nigh ye head of sd Creek being a corner tree of a pattent granted to WILLIAM BENDRY now belonging to sd William Beverley thence South to a swamp or low grounds of Brices Run to the feet or bottom of the hill's round the Quieccosin before COVINGTON's, WINSLOW's & MAJOR WARING's lands to the River at the mouth of a Creek comonly called by the name of RALPH WARREN's or BAGGE's Creek thence up the River to the Beginning in cludeing all the Islands & Marshes next adjacent and the remaining Thirty seven acres of land being bounded beginning at Brices Run where the MAIN ROAD crosses the said Run thence down the main Road to a line of marked trees parting this land and the land of JOHN SMITH thence South West crossing Brices Run down the several courses thereof to the main road . .
      In presence of RO. BROOKE, WM. GRAY, James Booth
      D. GAINES; BENJA. VAWTER,
      RICHD. FARRIL; TOBIAS INGRAM
      MEMORANDUM that on the 17th day of July 1733 possession of the lands delivered by
      James Booth to William Beverley by a special Letter of Attorney hereunto annexed to
      said JAMES DAVIS by sd James Booth in presence of these hereby subscribed JOHN SLATER, RICHD. FARRIL, James Davis
      EDMD: PADGETT, HENRY ROBINSON,
      THEODORIK BLAND
      KNOW ALL MEN that I James Booth by these presents have made my friend James Davis my true and lawfull Attorney in my place deliver the aforesd lands with all appurtenances to sd William Beverley In Witness I have put my hand and seal this 20th day of
      June MDCCXXXIII .
      In presence of us RO. BROOKE; WM. GRAY, James Booth
      D. GAINES; BENJA. VAWTER,
      RICHD. FARRIL, TOBIAS INGRAM
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on XVIIth day of July MDCCXXXIII
      This Deed and Livery of Seizen proved and sd Power of Attorney admitted to record.

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