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

Constantia Pearson

Female 1714 - 1791  (77 years)


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  • Name Constantia Pearson  [1
    Birth 1714  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death 21 Feb 1791  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial "Summerhill" Plantation, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18793  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

    Father Simon Pearson,   b. 1681, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Nov 1733, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Female MNU Pearson   d. Abt 1729, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Stepchild 
    Marriage Abt 1712  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11519  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nathaniel Chapman,   b. 1709, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 Mar 1761, Charles County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 52 years) 
    Marriage 1732  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Chapman,   b. 13 Jun 1733, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft Dec 1776, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 44 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Amelia Chapman,   b. 14 Jul 1735, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 Aug 1794, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 59 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Nathaniel Chapman,   b. 15 Dec 1740, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1762, New York Bay, New York Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 21 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Louisa Chapman,   b. 29 Jun 1743, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1763, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 19 years)  [Father: natural]
     5. Pearson Chapman,   b. 24 Jun 1745, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Nov 1784, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 39 years)  [Father: natural]
     6. George Chapman,   b. 17 Jul 1749, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Jan 1815, Summer Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 65 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F8372  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
    • The will of Constant CHAPMAN of Charles County, Maryland, widow of Nathaniel CHAPMAN, was probated in Fairfax County on 21 Feb. 1791
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      On Constantia Pearson's headstone at Pohick Cemetery, it gives her birth year as 1714.
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14652318/constantia-chapman
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      FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA
      WILL BOOK F
      22 FEBRUARY 1791 - 19 MAY 1794
      pp 1-2 In the Name of God Amen. I CONSTANT CHAPMAN of Charles County in the province of Maryland Widow and Relict of NATHANIEL CHAPMAN deceased being of sound and disposing mind and memory and understanding thro the blessing of God do make ordain publish and declare this my last will and Testament. First, I resign my Soul to Almighty God ., Secondly I give and bequeath unto my dear son GEORGE CHAPMAN the following slaves with their present and future increase (nine named, one with two children) all in Maryland, Also Bob and Nanny his wife at a Plantation called the Pignut Quarter in County of Fauquier in Colony of Virginia the said two slaves having been of the Maryland Estate of the said Nathaniel Chapman and removed after his death to the said Plantation and also all my estate Interest goods chattels rights and credits whatsoever and wheresoever they be which I have of in and to any of the slaves goods and chattels whatsoever except the two following legacies which I hereby give and order to be paid out of my Estate to wit Fifteen guineas to my Grandson JOHN WEEMS to be laid out in plate as his mother shall direct and also one gold ring of the price of one guinea to SALLY HARRISON daughter of ROBERT HANSON HARRISON of Alexandria Lastly I do make and appoint my said son George Chapman sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In Testimony whereof this 18 day of September in the year Seventeen hundred & Seventy four.
      Signed sealed published & declare by the said Constant Chapman as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereto set our names as witnesses in her presence at her request and in presence of each other THOS FLEMING, ROBT. H. HARRISON, Rd. HARRISON, W HENRY TERRETT
      At Court held for County of Fairfax 21st Feby 1791 This Will was presented in Court by George Chapman and the same being proved by the oath of RICHARD HARRISON and Wm Henry Terrett is admitted to record.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      The Hunter Family of Virginia and Connections, Page 103
      Note:
      In the name of God, Amen.

      I, Constant Chapman of Charles County, in the province of Maryland, widow and relict of Nathaniel Chapman, Gentleman, etc. do make this my last will and testament. Etc. etc.

      I direct my said Executors to build a vault fronting the creek in the square of the garden, opposite to the graves on the old plantation at Four Mile Creek in Fairfax County, Virginia, where I formerly lived, in which vault I desire my body to be deposited, and also the bodys of my children, my son in law Dr. John Hunter, deceased, and such other of my relatives as there are buried, and as to the remains of Mr. Chapman, my late husbands father, (who lies buried in the same place) I leave it to the discretion of my sons and daughters, whether the same shall be interred in the vault or not.

      I direct my Executors to erect a tombstone over my late husband, who lies buried in Baltimore County in Maryland, inscribed with his age and the time of his death, for which purpose I leave the sum of Ten Pounds Sterling.

      Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Hunter the sum of One hundred pounds, current money of Virginia in trust to be laid out in the education of her children in such manner as she thinks proper. I also give and bequeath unto my said daughter Elizabeth Hunter my two riding chairs or chaises, with all the harness and everything else thereunto belonging, and my two chair horses, the one being a Roan and the other a Dun horse; also four calves or yearlings and four cows and three heads of cattle, also one killable beef and 10 fatted Hogs to be delivered to her by my Executors next Fall or Winter after my decease.

      Item: I give and bequeath unto each of my three grandchildren, Viz. Nathaniel Chapman Weems, Jas. William Locke Weems and Sarah Louisa Weems the sum of Five Guineas, to be laid out for them in silver plate, as their mother shall think proper, the said plate to be engraved with the arms of the Chapman and Pearson Familys.

      Item: I give to my eldest son Pearson Chapman a mourning ring the value of one Guinea and no more, he having inherited the greatest part of his father's estate.(???)Unto my friend Mrs. Anne Mason, a mourning ring, to be set around with Diamond Sparks.....

      Mrs. Hagan here leaves off with the comment that the remainder of the Will is already in the writer's possession, which is correct with the unimportant fact that there intervenes some reference to wearing apparel. Mrs. Hagan then adds some interesting comments which she attributes to Miss Hunter. "Thirty years from the signing of this will, and after the decease of all the witnesses, on the 17 of April, 1798, the will was admitted to probate. Mrs. Elizabeth Chapman lived to her 83rd year. (Does she not mean Mrs. Constantia Chapman? This would make her birth year 1708 her first Will having been probated in 1791; which birth year varies from the 1714 given in W and M, Vol. 10, Page 64, quoted herein under the Pearson Family and seemingly coming from Miss Hunter). The grandchildren whose education was to have been helped on by the 100 had their children nearly grown. The chaises must have been worm eaten, and the Roan and Dun had long been dry bones. Mrs. Mason had passed to her rest without the Diamond Sparks, and the life of the old lady had lapsed into dotage. The vault was never built and her grave with those of her kindred has long faded from memory."

      Having here given the first part of the Will of 1768, we may now consider the fragment from the records which constitutes the final portion as well as the entire Will of 1774.

      THE WILL OF 1768, (the fragmentary Will)

      And Common Wearing Apparel as my two Daughters shall think proper.

      Item I give and bequeath unto my son George Chapman and his Heirs forever one Negro man Slave named Bob which I held jointly with my son Nathaniel Chapman Deceased, Which upon his Death fell to me: also a Negro Woman slave Named Nanny (wife of the said Bob) which I purchased of Doc John Hunter dec'd. I Also give and bequeath unto my said son George Chapman the following Silver plate which is my own private property and not Properly a part of my late Husbands Estate Viz. a Shagreen Tea Chest, with Silver Cannisters Sugar Dish and teaspoons, a Silver Tea Pot and Stand and a Silver Cream pot

      Item I give and bequeath unto my said son George Chapman and to his Heirs forever all the rest and remainder of my Estate both real and personal and of what Nature Soever Together with all I am or may be Intitled to from my late Husbands Estate.

      Lastly I constitute and apoint my said son George Chapman the whole and Sole Executor of this my Last will and Testament In confirmation and witness whereof I have Hereunto Subscribed my Name and affixed my Seal this second day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Sixty Eight.

      Constant Chapman (SEAL) Signed and Sealed and published and declared to be the last Will and Testament of Mrs. Constant Chapman in the presence of Us and subscribed by us as Witnesses thereto in her presence. George Mason -- Anne Mason-- Elisabeth X Middleton George Mason Jr.-- Benj. Ward.-- Sarah Ward. At a Court Continued and held for Fairfax County the 17th day of April 1798.

      This Last Will and Testament of Constant Chapman dec'd was Presented by George Chapman the Executor therein named and Amelia Terrett and George Chapman Jun'r. being sworn and examined respecting their Knowledge of the said will, depose that the name Constant Chapman Signed thereto, they believe to be in the true handwriting of the said Constant Chapman deceased and Thomas Mason also being sworn deposes that Name of George Mason Signed as a witness to the said will he believes to be the true handwriting of the said George Mason who is now deceased & all the witnesses to the said will being dead, the same is on the motion of the said George Chapman admitted to Record.

      Teste, P. Wagener Clk. Recorded in Liber G. No. 1. page ..... and Examined.

      Page 177

      THE WILL OF 1774.

      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Constant Chapman of Charles County in the Province of Maryland Widow and relict of Nathaniel Chapman deceased being of a sound and disposing mind memory and understanding thro the blessing of God do make ordain and publish and declare this my last will and Testament First I resign my soul to Almighty God and hope for Salvation thro the merits of my blessed redeemer Jesus Christ. Secondly I give and bequeath unto my dear son George Chapman his heirs Executors Administrators and assigns for ever the following slaves with their present and future increase. Billy, James Joe, Tom Wood, George, Daphne and her two children and pender all in Maryland, Also Bob and Nanny his wife at a plantation called the pignut Quarter in the County of Fauquier in the colony of Virginia the said two slaves having been of the Maryland estate of the said Nathaniel Chapman and removed since his death to the said plantation and also all my estate Interest goods chattels rights and credits whatsoever and wheresoever they be which I have of in and to any of her slaves goods and chattels whatsoever except the two following legacies which I hereby give and order to be paid out of my estate To wit fifteen guineas to my grandson John Weems to be laid out in plate as his mother shall direct and also one gold ring of the price of one guinea
      To Sally Harrison, daughter of Robert Hanson Harrison of Alexandria Lastly I do make and appoint my said son George Chapman sole Executor of this my last will and Testament In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and seal this 18 day of September in the year Seventeen Hundred and Seventy four.

      Consta. Chapman (SEAL)

      Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Constant Chapman as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereto set our names as Witnesses in her presence at her request and in presence of each other

      Thos. Fleming, Robt. H. Harrison Rd. Harrison W. Henry Terrett

      At a Court held for the County of Fairfax 21st Feby. 1791

      This will was presented in Court by George Chapman and the same being proved by the oath of Richard Harrison and Wm. Henry Terrett is admitted to record.

      Test,

      P. Wagener Cl. Cu. Recorded in Will Book F, No. 1, at page 1 and Examined.
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      WILL BOOK "F" 1791-1794 Fairfax County, Virginia

      CHAPMAN, Constant.

      18 Sept. 1774. 21 Feb. 1791.

      Widow of Nathaniel Chapman. Of Charles County, Maryland.
      Legatees: son George,
      gr. son John Weems,
      Sally Harrison, dau. of Robert Harrison of Alexandria, Virginia.
      Exr: son George.
      Wit: Thomas Flemming, Robert H. Harrison, Richard Harrison, William Terrett.
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      1794-1798 Fairfax Co Va Wills Liber G
      Pages 359 and 360 are not in the book. These pages could contain all but certainly part of the Last Will and Testament of CONSTANT CHAPMAN, which begins on page 361 as follows.)
      And Common wearing apparel as my two Daughters shall think proper
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son, GEORGE CHAPMAN and his heirs forever one Negroe man slave named Bob which I held jointly with my Son, NATHANIEL CHAPMAN deceased, which upon his death fell to me; Also a Negro woman slave named Nanny (Wife to the said Bob) which I purchased of DOCTR. JOHN HUNTER deced., I also give and bequeath unto my said Son, GEORGE CHAPMAN, the following Silver Plate, which is my own private property and was not properly a part of my late Husband's Estate, Vizt. a Shagreen Tea Chest, with Silver Cannisters, Sugar Dish and Tea spoons, a Silver Tea pot & stand and a Silver cream pot:
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my said Son, GEORGE CHAPMAN, and to his heirs forever all the rest and remainder of my Estate both real and personal and of what nature soever, together with all that I am or may be Intitled to from my late Husbands Estate;
      Lastly, I constitute and apoint my said Son. GEORGE CHAPMAN, the whole and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, In Confirmation whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my Seal this second day of November in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Sixty eight
      Signed Sealed & Published & declared as the last Will
      and Testament of MRS. CONSTANTIA CHAPMAN, in the CONSTANT CHAPMAN
      presence of us & subscribed by us as witnesses
      thereto in her presence GEORGE MASON,
      ANN MASON, ELISABETH sig, MIDDLETON, GEORGE MASON JUNR., BENJN: WARD, SARAH WARD
      At a Court continued and held for Fairfax County the 17th day of April 1798
      This Last Will and Testament of CONSTANT CHAPMAN deced,, was presented by GEORGE CHAPMAN. the Executor therein named, and AMELIA TERREIT and GEORGE CHAPMAN JUNR., being sworn and examined respecting their knowledge of the said Will, depose that the name of CONSTANT CHAPMAN signed thereto, they believe to be the true hand writing of the said CONSTANT CHAPMAN deceased, and THOMAS MASON also being sworn deposes that the name of GEORGE MASON signed as a witness to the said Will he believes to be the true hand writing of the said GEORGE MASON, who is now deceased; & all the witnesses to the said Will being dead, the same is on the motion of the said GEORGE CHAPMAN admited to Record Teste P. WAGENER, CU.
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      Mr. Nathaniel Chapman 78.2 CH £2925.12.5 Mar 4 1761 Feb 1 1762
      (gentleman) Appraisers: William Eibeck Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer.
      Creditors: Nathaniel Chapman for Col. James Baxter, G. Mason.
      Next of kin: John Hunter, Nathaniel Chapman.
      Administratrix/Executrix: Mrs. Constant Chapman.
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      Nathaniel Chapman 5.91 D CH £2474.10.11 Apr 21 1768
      Distribution to: Widow (unnamed, 1/3). Residue to 6 children (equally):
      Elisabeth Hunter, Amelia Weems, Nathaniel, Louissa Washington, Pearson, George.
      Administratrix: Constant Chapman.
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      (Prince William County, Virginia Deeds B:1)

      Howson assigned his patent 13 October 1669 to John Alexander for six hogsheads of tobacco. The deed was recorded in Stafford County, but the record has been lost.

      John Alexander had three sons: John who died without issue, Robert and Phillip. John Alexander made an unsigned will 5 October 1677 in which he bequeathed "200 acres where John Coggins lives" to Elizabeth Holmes, 500 acres to John Dry "being the northernmost part of the 6750 acres on the freshes of the Potomac river" and the rest of his estate was to be divided between his sons Robert and Philip.

      No record has been found for John Dry, but the 200 acres of Elizabeth Holmes is shown on a survey of 1741 as "Mr. Harrison's land." Elizabeth Holmes married Richard Nixon and they sold to Burr Harrison, who devised the land to his son Thomas. Burr Harrison, son of Thomas, and Anne his wife, sold the land, "250 acres on Great Hunting Creek including large marsh," for £300 to John West, Jr. (19 November 1762. Fx. Deeds E:186) The east line of this tract was set by articles of agreement and began in the north line of Duke Street . . . west 786 feet . . . West street . . . a little to westward of arch of the new stone bridge across a run in Duke Street . . . (Fx. Deeds A2:527)

      In 1698 Robert Alexander made a three-live lease to John Harper, Sr., William Harper and Elizabeth Harper for 200 acres, "part of a tract of 6000," to join tract formerly sold to John Pemit. John Harper was to pay the quit rents and two fat hens yearly, if demanded. This is the first recorded lease found for Fairfax County. (Stafford Will Book Z:200)

      Robert Alexander sold 150 acres to John Pimmet in 1687. (RS 1:37) George Pimmet, son of John, sold the 150 acre tract which was located on the north side of Four Mile Run, to William Harper for 8000 pounds of tobacco. (11 February 1707. Stafford Will Book z:403)

      John Withers Harper sold the 150 acres to Thomas Pearson, whose sister Constantia married Nathaniel Chapman. (Pr. Wm. Deeds B:1) Chapman owned the tract in 1741, although there is no known record of a deed. The Chapman home above Four Mile Run was called Summer Hill. Pearson Chapman, of Charles County, Maryland, sold the 150 acres 23 July 1766 to his brother George, also of Charles County, for "love and affection and 10 shillings." The deed recites that the property had belonged to Nathaniel Chapman of Charles County, Maryland, decd. His son and heir, Nathaniel, inherited, but died without making disposition so the land descended to Pearson, "brother and heir of last named Nathaniel."

      In 1690 Robert Alexander conveyed a half-interest in the Howson patent to his brother Philip, The land had descended to Robert because their father's will was unsigned. Three years later Phillip reconveyed to Robert his half-interest, but reserved 500 acres in the southeast corner of the patent for himself. His son Philip (1704_1753) inherited and had quarters on the land in 1741.

      Part of this 500 acre tract was taken for the site of Alexandria. John Alexander, after the death of Philip in 1753, became the owner of the tract and also town lots in Alexandria. By his will 1 May 1775, in Stafford County, John Alexander devised to his son William Thornton Alexander. The Executors of John Alexander laid off and sold lots next to Alexandria. In 1807 William Thornton Alexander sold his interest in the tract (and ground rents) to John Taliaferro. This ended the Alexander family connection with the 500 acre tract reserved in severalty to Philip Alexander. (Arlington County Deeds B:5-88)

      The remaining part of the Howson patent passed from Robert, son of the John of the original purchase, by will dated 7 December 1703, to his sons Robert and Charles. Charles died intestate and Robert became the sole owner. This Robert was born 1688 and died 1735. He lived at the home plantation of the Alexanders, Caledon, but visited his Hunting Creek lands,

      In 1731 Benjamin Sebastian was employed as overseer and collector of rents; he lived on Alexander's Island. In a deposition he stated that he became a tenant to Alexander on promise of a lease, which he never got from Alexander in his life, but after his death, he got a lease from Gerrard Alexander, son of Robert, who inherited part of the land, (LRLS: 315)

      Benjamin Sebastian listed the tenants living on Alexander's land in 1731. They paid rents of 524 pounds of tobacco for 100 acres and twice that for a double lot of 200 acres. The tenants living below Four 'file Creek were: Judith Ballenger, James Going, Sarah Young, and Sarah Amos. Above the creek the tenants were: Edward Chubb, Richard Middleton, William Boylstone, John Straughan, Adam Straughan, Edward Earpe and Richard Wheeler. Robert Alexander received 6812 Pounds of tobacco yearly for the rent since Richard Middleton and William Boylstone had double lots.

      Robert Alexander in his will devised "Pearson's Island where he now lives" to son John. His daughters Parthenia Massey and Sarah Alexander received 400 acres each. He left Holmes Island (302 acres) and 1125 ad-joining acres to his son Gerrard. The remaining acreage of the patent was divided between sons John, who took the land south of Four Mile Run, and Gerrard, who took the land north of Four Mile Run.

      John, the eldest son, married Susannah, daughter of Capt. Simon Pearson. He deeded to his son Charles two tracts of land devised to his wife Susannah by her father Simon Pearson, a moiety of a tract lying not far from the falls warehouse taken up by his father Robert (800 acres adjacent to Rev. Scott) and all the land that "I hold between Mr. Baldwin Dade (Senior) and tract of John Alexander's that adjoins town of Alexandria." In return Charles was to relinquish right to money from sale of lots in Alexandria. (Fx. Deeds E:312, 6 June 1763)

      Gerrard Alexander, son of Robert, received the land north of Four Mile Run, except for the part belonging to Pearson Chapman, and was co-owner with his brother John of the famous contested strip which was the cause of many court suits. Gerrard Alexander in his will
      9 August 1760 (Fx. Will Book B:127) devised to his son
      Robert: "the house wherein I now live and 904 acres adjacent"
      Philip: "904 acres formerly leased to Robert
      Osborn with the island therein included known by the name of Homes Island." Gerard: "900 acres of the upper part of the tract whereon I now live."

      A survey was made many years later to fix boundaries in settlement of a controversy between the Executors of the estate of John Parke Custis and the Alexanders. (RS 2:61)
      John Parke Custis purchased the plantations of Gerard and Robert Alexander in 1778. Custis died in 1781 and his Executors were unable to make the required payments. The land of Robert Alexander was returned and he was paid rent for the twelve years that Custis had been in possession. John W. Parke Custis remained in possession of the 1000 acre tract of Gerard and on this tract Arlington House was built.

      Robert Alexander, whose estate was returned, devised in 1793 to his two sons Robert and Walter S. Alexander. The last named Robert died leaving two children, Edward H. and Ashton Albert Alexander, who sold their one-half interest, or 400 acres, in 1834 to Anthony R. Fraser. As late as 1900 one of Walter S. Alexander's sons owned 100 acres west of Fort Meyers, one of the last remaining parts of the patent held by a descendant of the first John Alexander who had purchased the patent in 1669 from Robert Howson.

      For more detailed information on this patent and the court suits concerning the contested west line ,see Stetson, Four Mile Run Land Grants.
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      James Hughes 2005-02-26 13:42:56
      DISTRICT COURT RECORDS 1796

      STYLE : Chapman vs Chapman
      PLAINTIFF(s) : George Chapman Sr.
      DEFENDANT(s) : George Chapman Jr.
      DEPONENT(s) : Edward Holmes (90); John Oriar (83); Thomas Holmes (65);
      Elizabeth Holmes (100); John C. Hunter ; Catherine Taylor; John Alexander;
      Anne Binns; John Moffett; Priscilla Burch; Leven Powell; George H. Chapman
      (20); Richard Birch; John Brown (70); Soloman Jones (82); Charles Binns Jr.

      PLACES MENTIONED : Fauquier; Loudoun; Prince William; Stafford; Fairfax; MD (Charles Co.); Alexandria
      REMARK(s) : Deed - Susanna Chapman to George Chapman - 1799
      Family of Mrs. Constant Chapman
      Family of Pearson Chapman
      John Marshall pq
      Marriage ref. - George Kinard -mr- Mary Drummond, dau of James
      Marriage ref. - [?] Washington -mr- Mrs. Elizabeth Alexander
      Mulattoes - families of Thomas Drummond & James Drummond
      Tract - Pignut tract in Fauquier Co.
      Tract - lots in Alexandria
      CITATION : Chapman vs Chapman / 1796? / CR-DC-L / 390-85

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      Virginia, Northern Neck Land Grants, Gertrude E. Gray, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore County, Maryland., 1993, Vol. 2, 1742-1775;
      P-170: Mrs Constant Chapman of Charles Co. Md 13 May 1769 obtained Warrent for two tracts as lapsed on Dark Run in Robinson Fork in Culpeper County granted by the Crown to John Bruce 19 June and 01 Aug 1735 for 400A each. Tracks Lapsed for non-payment of quit rents. Mr. Henry Field Jr. collector on 29 Sept 1767 reentered tracts. Resurvey, by Richard Young shows 865A (65A. surplus) Caveat entered against her by William Booten on behalf of himself and Margaret Bruce & John Bruce son of John Bruce. Dispute determined in favor of Constant Chapman. Grant to Chapman. Adj said Bruce. 27 Nov 1772.
      ===
      1775-1778 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book H; [Antient Press]; Page 1-3
      This Indenture made this nineteenth day of July 1774 Between CONSTANT CHAPMAN of Charles County in the Province of Maryland Widow and relict of NATHANIEL CHAPMAN of same place deceased of one part and GEORGE CHAPMN Son of said Constant Chapman by the said Nathaniel of same place WITNESSETH that She the said Constant for Natural love and regard which she hath for George Chapman her Son HATH given said George Chapman his heirs forever 865 acres of land in Dark Run in the Robinson Folk in Culpeper County in Colony of Virginia Beginning as by a resurvey made by RICHARD YOUNG at an old large pine stump being beginning corner of JOHN BRUCE thence along the old marked lines North to four pines on a point of a hill near a Branch of Dark Run thence South crossing Dark Run to a white oak thence South West near to Branch of aforesaid Run and thence North West to the Beginning the same being Land granted to said Constant Chapman by the Right Honourable THOMAS LORD FAIRFAX Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia by Patent dated the 27th day of November 1772 and registered in the said Proprietors Land Office in Lib: P folio 170.
      Presence G. HUNTER, AMELIAS HUNTER, Const. Chapman
      NATHANIEL HUNTER, W. HENRY TERRETT,
      NATHANIEL WEEMS
      At Court held for Culpeper County May 15th 1775
      This Indenture ordered to be recorded.
      JOHN JAMESON C. C.. C.
      ===
      Fairfax Co Va Deeds Liber M, Page 321-323
      This Indenture made this third day of August 1777 Between CONSTANT CHAPMAN of Fairfax County in Commonwealth of Virginia Widow and Relict of NATHANIEL CHAPMAN deceased of one part and GEORGE CHAPMAN her son of other part Witnesseth that Constant Chapman in consideration of the natural love and affection which she hath and beareth unto the said George Chapman ner son doth give unto George Chapman all that parcel of land containing four hundred and thirty two acres be the same more or less lying in County of Fairfax on the West side of the long branch of Four Mile Run and bounded Beginning at a stooping white oak standing by the mouth of a small branch issuing out of the said long branch extending thence W 167 po to a white oak standing in the head, of a glade So. 75d W 174 po. to a scrubby black oak standing on the No side of the upper long branch of the aforesaid run, thence No 25d W 272 po to another black oak, thence No. 75 E. 172 po to a red oak saplin, thence So 82 E 22 po. to a large white oak in the head of the first mentioned branch, thence down the several meanders and courses of the said branch reduced to a single course is 5c. 46 E. 358 po. to the first station originally granted by patent from ROBERT CARTER Esqr Agent for the Right Honourable THOMAS LORD FAIRFAX Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia bearing date the 20th day of January 1724 unto JAMES ROBINSON and by the same James Robinson sold and conveyed by deed unto SIMON PEARSON, Father of the said Constant Chapman and by his last Will and Testament devised to his said daughter as by the said Patent registered in the Proprietors Ofice and by the said Deed & Will recorded among the records of Stafford County referrence being thereunto had may more fully and at large appear
      Presence JAMES KENNY ,Constant Chapman WILLIAM BRYAN, JAMES WEBB,
      MARY WEB, ELIZABETH KENNY, REBECKAH WALTHOWER
      At Court held for County of Fairfax 15th September 1777
      This Deed of Gift with livery of seisin endorsed was proved by the oaths of James Kenny, William Bryan and James Web three of the Subscribing witnesses hereto .. and ordered to be recorded
      ===
      Fairfax Co Va Deeds Liber M, Page 323-324
      To all to whom these presents shall come I CONSTANT CHAPMAN of Fairfax County in Commonwealth of Virginia Widow & Relict of NATHANIEL CHAPMAN late of Charles County in the Province of Maryland deceased send greeting, Know ye that I the said Constant Chapman for the natural love and affection which I have and bear unto my son GEORGE CHAPMAN of the aforesaid County do give the said George Chapman eight negro slaves (named) being my part of my late husbands Maryland slaves and one negroe slave purchased by me named Lendar, , also one negroe slave named Sue ( who was annexed to a certain tract of land devised unto me by the last Will and Testament of my Father, SIMON PEARSON, decd) and her five children ( named) and also all my personal estate whatsoever excepting & reserving unto myself the use of the said negroe slaves above mentioned and also the use of all my personal estate for and during my natural life ( remainder missing)

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Beginning at a White Oak.
      "Beginning at a White Oak - Patents and Northern Neck Grants of Fairfax County" By Beth Mitchell.

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