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

John Dunaway

Male - Abt 1696


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  • Name John Dunaway 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1696  Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I137319  Tree1
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2023 

    Family Catherine Eyes,   b. Bef 1650,   d. Aft 1696, Wiccomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years) 
    Married Abt 1666  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Dunaway,   b. Bef 1684,   d. Aft 1708, Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years)  [natural]
     2. Frances Dunaway,   b. Bef 1668, Fairfield Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1669, Fairfield Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 3 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F53728  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      1666-1670 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 17
      Virginia. KNOW ALL MEN by these p:sents yt: I DENNIS EYES of the Pish: of FAIREFEILD in ye County of Northumberld; for diverse good causes but especially for ye entire & unfeigned good will & affection wch: I beare unto my very good Friend & Son in Law, JOHN DUNAWAY, doe give to him ye sd: DUNAWAY & to his heires for ever, all that part of ye tract of Land whereon I now live, wch: lyes to ye Northwards of a Path wch. goes out of the Neck of Land whereon RICHARD LANGSDEN now lives into tor nigh unto) a Path comonly known by ye Stile of MORATTICOE or FOXES PATH, ye sd: Land being bounded Southerly by the said first menconed Path, & Westerly Easterly & Northerly with railed trees wch: forementioned Land according to ye limitts & bounds already described & sett downe be ye quantity thereof more or lesse, together with all & every ye right & interest I have therein wth: all priviledges granted unto me my heires for ye same, & I doe hereby clearly & absolutely, as my true & reall gift hereof. assigne (w-th: warranty from me my heires & assignes) unto him ye sd: DUNAWAY & his helves for ever; In Wittness whereof I have sett my hand & seale ye 20th day of May 1667
      JNO. HAYNIE the m:rke of DENNIS IRE
      WILL CARVILE
      20th May 1667 Recognitur DENNIS IRE & recordatur
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      1666-1669 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 4
      Northumberland County Court 20th of December 1666
      - Whereas JNO: DONOWAY & THO: GILBARD bought a Tracts of Lande of JNO: GIBSON lyinge on ye heade of GREAT WICOCOMAKO & praye order against ye sd. JNO: GIBSON to make him acknowledge in Cort: & give full assurance unto ye sd. DONOWAY & GILBARD of ye said Lande, & whereas ye said GIBSON presents yt: ye sd. DONOWAY & GILBARD denyeth to make him payment for ye sd. Lande, ye Cort: doth therefore order yt: ye said GIBSON accordinge to his Ingagemt., shall give ye sd. DONOWAY & GILBARD all assurance of ye said Lande & yt: ye said DONOWAY & GILBARD make ye sd, GIBSON satisfaccon for ye said Lande accordinge to Ingagemt, & both p:tyes beare their owne charges
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      1666-1669 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 17
      Northumberland County Court 21st of May 1667
      - Whereas ye Cort: hath been informed yt: JNO: DONOWAY is an impotent man, ye Cort: upon his Peticon have ordered yt: for ye future hee bee freed from his Levys
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      1666-1669 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 27
      Northumberland County Court 20th of December 1667
      - Certificate is granted JNO: DONOWAY for fifty acres of Lande for ye importacon of himselfe into this County. JNO: DONOWAY sworne
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      1666-1669 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 62
      Northumberland County Court 6th of April 1669
      Whereas ye 20th of 9ber: last, JOHN DONOWAY & THOMAS GILBARD indicted NATHANIELL HICKMAN & JOHN WALTERS for stealinge seaven of their Hogs, who were accordingly founds guilty thereof by a Jury whose names are under written
      Mr. PET: PRESLY JOHN HUDNALL JOHN BOWEN
      Mr, JAM: AUSTEN JAMES JOHNSON THOS: GARRETT
      JOHN HUGHLETT GEO: HUTTON EDW: JONES
      JAMES POPE SYM: GREEN JOHN GARNER
      Wee above written, beinge impannelled on a difference dependinge betweene JOHN DONOWAY & THO: GILBARD, Plantiffes & JOHN WALTERS & NATHANIE.LL HICKMAN, Defendts., doe finde ye sd, HICKMAN & WALTERS to bee Hog-Stealers. judgmt, is granted ye sd. DONOWAY & GILBARD agt. ye sd. JOHN WALTERS for satisfaccon accordinge to Law wth: costs
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      1666-1670 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 87
      JOHN DONNOWAY his marke cropt on both eares, a slitt in ye left eare. (55) FRANCES DONNOWAY, ye Daughter of ye said JNO: DONNOWAY, her mke: is cropt on both eares two slitts in ye right eare & a slitt in ye left care, what cattle or any other thing marked wth: ye said marke not be enjoyed by her until ye decease of ye sd. DONNOWAY, or untill he otherwise disposes

      === the Holloway in this deed appears to be Dunaway/Donoway
      1662-1666 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 134
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whome these p:sents shall come, I WM: WILDY of GREAT WICOCOMAKO in Northumbld, County in Virginia sendith Greeting in or: Lord God everlasting; Know pee yt: I ye sd: WM: WILDY for a good & valuable consideracon (wherewith : I confesse & hold my selfe fully satisfied), have sold unto JNO: HOLLAWAY a certaine p:cell of land in the County aforesd: abutting. & boundinge as folloveth (vizt.) begining at the head of a Creeke & runnings by a Swamp. yt: pts: ye Land of the sd: WILDYE & the land of ROGER WATERS, soe up the Branch of the CORT: HOUSE SPRINGE & the Westward side boundinge upon a Swamps commonly called GREENE SWAMPE, & soe bounded up the head by a line of mkd: trees; To have & to hold the land (be it more or lesse) to ye sd: JNO: HOLLAWAY his heyres for ever & further I ye sd: WILDY doe for my selfe my heyres agree at all tymes to defend & save harmlesse the sd, JNO: HOLLAWAY his heyres from molestacon of any p:sons & further I doe hereby ingage my selfe & my Wife, JANE, or Attorney shall acknowledge this Sale of Land at ye next Cort: held for Northumbld: wth: all priviledges thereto relateing unto ye sd, JNO: HOLLAWAY; In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 17th day of 8ber: in the 16th yeare of the Raigne of our Sovereaigne Lord Charles 2d: of Great Brittaine ( ) Signed sealed & delivered in presence of
      FRANCIS ROBARTS WM: WILDEY
      20th of 8ber: 1664. This Bill of Sale was acknowledged in Northumberland County Cort: by Mr. WM: WILDY & ( ) of Mrs. JANE WILDY & is ordered to be recorded
      KNOW ALL MEN by these p:sents yt: I JANE WILDY, doe constitute my Freind, SYMON DUDSON, to acknowledge as my Attorney a Deed of Sale of Land given by my Husband, WM: WILDY, unto JNO:HOLLAWAY, hereby confirminge wt: my sd: Attorney shall doe; Witnesse my hand this 20th 8ber: 1664
      Witnesse: WM: SMITH, JANE WILDY
      THO: SPILMAN
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      1687-1698 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Hamrick]; Page 749/7
      November session continued November 19, 1696
      GEORGE CROSBY and CHARLES BETTS are by the Court appointed Surveyors of the highways and ordered that they together with the inhabitants adjacent see the roads well cleared from the house of Mr. JOHN COCKERELL to the Church and from the Cross Roads called the Church and Thomas Berry's paths to the Office.
      It is also Ordered that JOHN WORNAM together with the Inhabitants adjacent clear the roads from Fair Fields Church to the horse head path etc.
      It is also Ordered that Mr. RICHARD HANYE and RICHARD SMITH be Overseers of the high ways and that they together with the inhabitants adjacent see the roads well cleared from the Horse head to the Court house.
      It is also Ordered DENNIS CONWAY and HENRY FRANKLIN be Overseers of the highways and that they together with the Inhabitants adjacent see the roads well cleared and the bridges repaired from the middle of the Great Swamp ...[Illegible] Feilding's Bridge to the Court house.
      It is also Ordered that JOHN CORBELL and JAMES WHITE be overseers of the highways and that they together with the Inhabitants adjacent see the roads well cleared in Newman's Neck and bridges repaired directing to the Church as also the road well cleared to the Church.
      Ordered that Mr. CHARLES HARRIS and THOMAS HARWOOD be overseers of the highways and that they together with the Inhabitants adjacent see the roads well cleared from tho throo poplars along Newman's Neck Path to the Office and the bridge well kept in repair as also clear a good Road by the plantation of THOMAS BARNES into the road between JOHN GRAHAM'S plantation and JOHN THOMAS and from the house of the said HARRIS to the office.
      It is also Ordered that EDWARD FIELDING and RICHARD NUTT together with the Inhabitants see their part of Fielding's Bridge repaired and made good as also well clear the Road to MAIZE's Path.
      It is also Ordered that ALEXANDER WITHERSTONE together with the Inhabitants adjacent see the Roads well cleared from MAYZ's Path to Scotland Mill and make or repair bridges if unfit?
      It is also Ordered that THOMAS FERNE together with the Inhabitants adjacent see the Roads well cleared from Scotland Mill to Doggett's Hole and Capt. WILLIAM JONES with the Inhabitants adjacent from there downwards.
      It is also Ordered that Mr. CHRISTOPHER NEALE together with the Inhabitants adjacent see the Roads well cleared from Mr. Dawson's Mill to the Mill called Cox's Mill to the Church and see the bridge well repaired called the Church bridge between the Church and Mr. RICHARD ROGERS.
      It is also Ordered that THOMAS MILLER together with the Inhabitants adjacent see the Roads well cleared on Cherry Point Neck and the upper bridge repaired and clear the Roads to Cox's Mill and to the Church.
      It is Ordered that STEPHEN WELLS and the said THOMAS MILLER together with the Inhabitants adjacent make a bridge at Cox's Mill and that the said WELLS together with the Inhabitants adjacent see the Roads well cleared from Cox's Mill to Flynt's Mill.
      Ordered that CHARLES MOOREHEAD together with the Inhabitants adjacent see the roads well cleared from the Horsehead Path to JOHN DUNAWAY's.
      Ordered that CLAUDE TULLOS together with the Inhabitants adjacent see the roads well cleared from Cherry Point Race to J.K. Path called the Ridge Path

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