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

James {addl records} Hunter

Male 1721 - Abt 1785  (63 years)


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  • Name James {addl records} Hunter 
    Born 23 Oct 1721  Duns, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 11 Apr 1785  Stafford County, Virginia - Will & Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I133931  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father James Hunter,   b. 3 Sep 1693, Duns, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1747, Duns, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Helen Simpson,   b. Mar 1693, Duns, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Duns, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Aft 1713  Duns, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F38520  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      1763-1765 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen} {Patricia Abelard Andersen} pg 90-91 {Fielderea furnace, on the Harper's Ferry road, three miles south of Frederick}
      1161-1164. James Hunter of the Colony of Virginia, recorded lease 21 Oct. 1767, made 12 Oct. between Fielder Gaunt of FC, iron master, for 5 shillings, grants tract called Fout's Delight, containing 150 acres, which Fielder Gaunt purchased of a certain Conrad Lichlider; also 416 acres, tract Well's Invention purchased of Robert Lamar; Ore Bank, 104 acres conveyed by Thomas Taylor to Fielder Gaunt and James Hunter; also Cutknee containing 315 acres conveyed by George Frazier Hawkins to Fielder Gaunt and James Hunter; and tract called Spit, 43 acres, patented by Fielder Gaunt, 20 Oct. 1765; and Fielderia, containing 8150 acres, granted 13 Sept. 1763 to Fielder Gaunt, except those parts conveyed by Fielder Gaunt, to wit, 600 acres to Christian Easterday; 123 1/2 acres to John Thrasher; 9 acres to Conrad Space; 62 acres to Christopher Edelin; as by several deeds in Frederick County; also except 560 acres part of Fielderea which Fielder Gaunt hat agreed to convey to John Simpson and Abraham Leakins to be laid off between Kitockin Mountains and Creek; also 100 acres, he has agreed to convey to Elias Delashmutt contiguous to tract Moreland, or Children's Chance; also 300 acres to be conveyed to Henry Shover, adjoining Baker's Ramble; also 50 acres adj. to Resurvey of Hazel Thicket; and 100 acres to be conveyed to Conrad Grosh and Michael Raymer. Fielder Grant also all his title to the following tracts and parcels: 241 1/2 acres, purchased from Henry Unsell, a part of Unsel's Delight; 32 acres which were condemned for the use of said Fielder Gaunt by virtue of a writ of ad quot damnum, being part of Resurvey on Beauty, said writ returned into the Court of Chancery; whereof when the said Fielder Gaunt a certain Conrad Grosh and Michael Raymer have passed their bond of obligation also all the right title interest ... and equity of Fielder Gaunt, of in or to Fielderea Furnace lying in Frederick County; also all goods, chattels, utensils, implements, cattle, live and dead stock, slaves, servants and other things mentioned in the schedule hereto annexed.
      Signed Fielder Gaunt, James Hunter before Thos Johnson Junr., Andrew Scott.. Receipt. Ack. before John Darnall.
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      1763-1765 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen} {Patricia Abelard Andersen} pg 91
      1165-1174. James Hunter recorded release 21 Oct. 1767, made 13 Oct. between Fielder Gaunt of FC for £7332.. 1..7 sells for one whole year commencing from the day next, for transferring uses into possession, tract Fout's Delight, 150 acres; Well's Invention, Ore Bank, Fielderea, except parcels mentioned (as above.) and all things belonging to Fielderia Furnace.... and the true intent, is that Fielder Gaunt shall well and truly pay the full sum of £7332.. 1.. 7 with legal interest thereon from the 24 Sept. 1767 together with the alienation money due to the Lord Proprietary, and other charges of this conveyance in pigg iron, at and after the rate of £4.. 10 sterling per ton to be delivered at George Town. 200 tons thereof to be delivered by the said Fielder Gaunt before the last day of April 1768; and other 200 tons in same manner before last day of June 1768; and the residue for the discharging the aforesaid sum to be delivered by the last day of August 1769; Signed Fielder Gaunt, James Hunter before Thos Johnson, Andrew Scott. Receipt. On the 10 Oct. 1767, the deed was acknowledged bl"fore John Darnall and the following inventory of goods and chatels was attached: 2 new wagons, unironed, 7 spades, 3 shovels, 2 picks, 1 colliers hoe & 1 brand; 2 wheel barrows & 4 hoes, 2 spades & 2 rakes, 10 shallow plates, 3 pitchforks, 8 colliers hoes, 1 spade, 24 falling axes, 8 head cattle, 30 hoggs, household furniture: 6 middle sized dishes, 2 gallon basons, 2 1/2 gallon bason, 1 brass coffee pot, 1 copper coffee pot, 1 coffee roaster, 1 brass morter; 3 buckets, 1 pail & tub, 1 pewter teapott, 1 teakettle, 2 earthen potts, 2 iron potts, 3 middle sized iron kettles, I frying pan, other housewares enumerated including 10 red & white china cups & saucers, 8 blue & white china cups & saucers; ... plates, dishes, 7 chocolate cups, 2 butter boats, 11 wine glasses & 5 tumblers, 3 decanters, 3 engraved.
      Signed Fielder Gaunt, 13 Oct. 1767.
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      1763-1765 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen} {Patricia Abelard Andersen} pg 91
      1174-1176. James Hunter recorded assignment 21 Ocr 1767. Whereas Henry Unsel by bond, 10 Jan. 1765 became bound to Fielder Gaunt, iron master, in the penal sum of £540 part of a tract called Unsell's Delight, and whereas Conrad Grosh and Michael Raymer, by their bond, 20 May 1764 became bound to Fielder Gaunt in the penal sum of £400.. 7.. 6, by virtue oftract "Resurvey on Beauty" and whereas the said Fielder Gaunt, by indenture ofrelease bearing date with these presents, aliened and confirmed unto James Hunter his interest in said properties: nevertheless to the proviso or conditions in the said indentures, know that for the sum of £7332.. 1..7 Fielder Gaunt has assigned his interest in said mortgages. Signed Fielder Gaunt before Thos Johnson Junr., Andrew Scott.
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      1763-1765 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen} {Patricia Abelard Andersen} pg 91
      1176-1177. James Hunter recorded agreement 21 Oct. 1767, between Fielder Gaunt, iron master, whereas Fielder Gaunt has in his possession at Fielderea Furnace in Frederick County 14 slaves, named Leith, PoIIidore, Juba, London, Castalio, Valentine, Copper, Tom, Romeo, Cato, Bustin, Cumber & her child Mary, Flora, Silvia and her child Pompey, the property of the said James Hunter, Fielder Gaunt, agrees to pay for the hire ofthe said slaves, between 24 Sept. 1767 until the last of August 1768, at rate of £38.. 1 Penn., the year. to be paid in pigg iron. James Hunter, Fielder Gaunt.
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      1765-1768 Frederick County MD Land Records {Patricia Abelard Andersen} pg 16
      145-147. Fielder Gantt and James Hunter recorded 28 Oct. 1765, made 15 June 1765 between Thomas Taylor of FC farmer, and Fielder Gantt of Prince George's County, gentleman, and James Hunter ofKing George County, Colony of Virginia gentleman. Thomas Taylor for the sum of £500 current money paid by Fielder Gannt and James Hunter, all that tract or parcel of land, beginning at the end of 1st course of the Resy on Addition to Hazel Thickett, M&B given, containing 100 acres, Signed Thomas Taylor. Before John Darnall. At same time came "Caleb" wife ofthe within Thomas Taylor, and released dower interest.
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      1791-1792 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book Q (Part 2); [Antient Press]; Page 494-495
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that whereas JAMES HUNTER deceased did in his lifetime by a Deed of Mortgage convey and make over to JAMES MILLS deceased, sundry lands and slaves and among others a Negro man slave named Cyrus, upon the conditons in said Deed mentioned; which said slave has since been sold by ADAM HUNTER and ABNER VERNON, Executors of said JAMES HUNTER, to THOMAS CAMP. Now Know ye that I OVERTON COSBY, acting Executor of said JAMES MILLS deceased in consideration that the purchase money of said slave has been assured to me by the Executors of JAMES HUNTER, do by these presents release and give up to ADAM HUNTER and ABNER VERNON, Executors aforesaid, and to THOMAS CAMP, all right and title which JAMES MILLS had in the said slave, Cyrus, under the Mortgage afsd. or in any other manner; And I do hereby relinquish all claim in and to said slave under said Mortgage; In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the seventh day of May one thousand seven hundred and ninety one
      Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      JOHN RYBURN, OVERTON COSBY, Executor
      WILLIAM GLASSELL of JAMES MILLS, deceased
      At a Court continued and held for Culpeper County the 20th day of March 1792
      This Release from OVERTON COSBY, Executor of JAMES MILLS, to ADAM HUNTER and ABNER VERNON, Executors of JAMES HUNTER deceased and THOMAS CAMP, was proved by the Oath of WILLIAM GLASSELL, a witness thereto, and ordered to be recorded
      Teste JOHN JAMESON, CI Cur

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      Title Hunter, James.
      Publication 20 September 1751.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Augusta County.
      Description: 180 acres on the spurs of the North Mountain.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 31, 1751-1756 (v.1 & 2 p.1-751), p. 23 (Reel 29).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=321&last=&g_p=GN&co llection=NN Grant
      Title Hunter, James.
      Publication 2 December 1766.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Hampshire County.
      Grantee(s): Hunter, James and Wright, Alexander.
      Description: 400 acres on Powder Lick Run a drain of the South Branch of Potowmack.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants N, 1766, p. 321 (Reel 295).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=320&last=&g_p=GN&co llection=NN Grant
      Title Hunter, James.
      Publication 1 December 1766.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Hampshire County.
      Grantee(s): Hunter, James and Wright, Alexander.
      Description: 400 acres adjoining Col George Mercers land on Walnut Bottom a drain of the South Branch of Potomack.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants N, 1766, p. 320 (Reel 295).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=320&last=&g_p=GN&co llection=NN Grant
      Title Hunter, James.
      Publication 1 December 1766.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Hampshire County.
      Grantee(s): Hunter, James and Wright, Alexander.
      Description: 400 acres.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants N, 1766, p. 320 (Reel 295).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=901&last=&g_p=P40&c ollection=LO Patent
      Title Hunter, James.
      Publication 1 August 1772.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Bedford County.
      Description: 64 acres on the north branches of Week Island Creek.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 40, 1771-1772, p. 901 (Reel 39).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=288&last=&g_p=PD&co llection=LO Grant
      Title Hunter, James.
      Publication 1 September 1780.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
      Note Location: Bedford County.
      Description: 480 acres on east branches of Seneca Creek.
      Source: Land Office Grants D, 1780-1781 (v.1 & 2 p.1-930), p. 288 (Reel 45).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=716&last=&g_p=G9&co llection=LO Grant
      Title Hunter, James.
      Publication 20 July 1787.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-.
      Note Location: Bedford County.
      Description: 480 acres on the east branches of Seneca Creek.
      Source: Land Office Grants No. 9, 1787, p. 716 (Reel 75).

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